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Lucasfilm Denies Cancellation of Star Wars Spin-Offs

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In the wake of Solo underperforming, Lucasfilm denies the Star Wars spin-offs are being cancelled. In fact, the studio says more films are in development.

It seems fans may yet see more of the galaxy far far away. We might even get more Star Wars spin offs. That is, assuming the recent talk is nothing more than rumours.

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Since its release last month, Solo: A Star Wars Story has been disappointing, to say the least. The film’s box office is low, and the reviews are mixed. Word on the street is that all spin-offs were scrapped in response to Solo‘s poor reception.

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According to ABC News, these reports of cancellation are not true. Yesterday, Lucasfilm called them “speculative at best” and “inaccurate.” The studio says there are “multiple” Star Wars films in the pipeline. However, they have yet to be officially announced.

Thanks to J.J. Abrams, Episode IX is coming to theatres in 2019. Director Rian Johnson has plans for a trilogy in the next few years. Details are scarce on this project, but we know it won’t have any connection to the main series. None of the current Star Wars leads will appear in Johnson’s films.

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The real question is what becomes of the other spin-offs. James Mangold is set to direct a movie about Boba Fett. There’s an Obi-Wan Kenobi project in the works. This would have Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the prequels. There’s also a television series with Jon Favreau producing.

It remains to be seen what the other movies will be. There is hope we might get to see Donald Glover in a Lando Calrissian feature. Only time will tell.

 

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Jonathan Bruce
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