According to Collider, Lucasfilm will be focusing on "Star Wars: Episode IX" from here on out - which is slated to open in theaters next Christmas - and the new Star Wars trilogy that was announced late past year.
Solo told the origin story of franchise favourite smuggler Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich stepping into the role made famous by Harrison Ford, who's older version of the character was killed off in The Force Awakens.
Per Omega Underground, it's being reported that director Stephen Daldry walked away from the Star Wars Anthology pic earlier this year - May 11th, to be specific - despite climbing on board in August of 2017. That's likely to upset some fans-Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan was a bright spot in the prequels for many, myself included-but it's not necessarily the wrong move overall.
Further Star Wars spin-off movies have been put on hold after disappointing box-office results for Solo: A Star Wars Story. There was no real need to see it all on the big screen.
Not only did Solo: A Star Wars Story divide audiences, but it bombed at the box-office.
Solo might be the last Star Wars Story spin-off for a while, according to reports this week. Also, despite announcing a Boba Fett standalone movie right before Solo hit theaters, it now appears that the company is pumping the brakes on that as well. Were you interested in seeing more Anthology movies? Between the prequels and the animated series, you've already told 90 percent of Obi-Wan's story. Let us know in the comments!
Star Wars can still come out of this and pull through.
Set sometime after The Last Jedi, Episode IX will follow Finn and Rey, presumably as they work to rebuild the Resistance against a First Order united under the control of Kylo Ren. At worst, there isn't actually anything to this report and they're showing even more of their ignorance about the internal workings of the Star Wars machine. Then there was Josh Trank's firing from the Boba Fett film.