According to Collider, the brakes have been pulled over at Lucasfilm. The site’s sources have told them that production on Star Wars spinoff films have halted, including the previously announced Obi-Wan film. But not everything has halted. This news has seemed inevitable since people starting talking about the “failure” of Solo: A Star Wars Story. So what’s going on?
The site claims that production on the Obi-Wan film and Boba Fett film have completely stopped. Those who were attached to the Obi-Wan film have since been let go and the company is apparently rethinking their approach to the ‘A Star Wars Story’ films. Oddly enough, it appears that the trilogy by Rian Johnson and the other trilogy by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have not stopped production and are full steam ahead. But why? There’s no official reason given, especially since this is coming from an unnamed source. Speculation hats on, everyone!
I believe Lucasfilm is taking the results to heart. Rogue One had a lot of behind the scenes issues and Solo: A Star Wars Story even more so – which may be due to micromanaging but I have a feeling it’s the realization that fans don’t care about these films. There was too much riding on the success of another actor taking on the role of an iconic character and expanding on a sentence from the opening crawl of A New Hope. Not only that, but many fans in the community cried out that they didn’t want to see them retread the same characters and time period. The franchise needs to evolve. Lucasfilm has garnered a reputation for firing directors and extensive reshoots, why continue to do it? I think, if this is true, it’s a smart move by the company to regroup. Stop handing out films like candy and focus on making Episode IX the best it can be, then worry about expanding.
What do you think about Star Wars films being put on hold? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news. Star Wars Episode IX will be in theaters December 20, 2019.
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