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Lucasfilm Confirms Multiple Star Wars Films Still Being Developed

This quashes rumours that the spin-offs are being put on hold.

Earlier this week, reports suggested that future Star Wars spin-offs were being put “on hold,” following the disappointing box-office returns for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm has now denied these reports, confirming that “multiple” spinoffs are still in active development.

ABC News reports Lucasfilm is moving forward with projects separate from Rian Johnson’s new trilogy of films and another series of movies from Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Earlier this week, it was reported that all of Lucasfilm’s planned spin-off films would not be developed any further, putting the future of the rumoured Obi-Wan and Boba Fett spin-offs in doubt as the studio focuses on its trilogies, including finishing the upcoming Episode IX.

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According to the publication, these projects are separate to the trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and the films from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss that Lucasfilm has already confirmed, but that doesn’t necessarily answer the question of what’s going on with the standalone anthology spin-offs. Standalone films centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett have been rumored virtually since Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, but neither has yet been announced. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Star Wars: Episode IX is the next upcoming film in the franchise, and it’s hitting theaters in December 2019.

Source: ABC News