Rumors of Canceled Star Wars Films are “Inaccurate”
Chill out, Star Wars fans, and don’t believe everything you hear. Collider recently reported that Lucasfilm placed independent or standalone Star Wars films “on hold” after the disappointing performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the box office. Lucasfilm then told ABC News that this isn’t true. Lucasfilm says there are “multiple” unannounced films in the works for the Star Wars franchise. They have yet to make an official announcement about these standalone films. So, right now, all we know is that they are not on the back burner.
The standalone films in question were rumors in the first place, with fans hoping the focus would be on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett. But Lucasfilm never confirmed these rumors.
What we do know is Rian Johnson, director of The Last Jedi, is directing a new a Star Wars trilogy. We are getting an undisclosed series from Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. There will be a live-action TV series from Jon Favreau and the animated series, Star Wars Resistance. We also know that Star Wars: Episode IX, starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac, will hit theaters in December 2019. Fans should only expect these official announcements right now. The subject matter of the standalone films that are being developed is still unknown in spite of this announcement.
The fans have claimed the spotlight pretty frequently lately, as they forced actor Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose in The Last Jedi, off of social media based on the comments she received. This has led to many people pointing out poor treatment of the actors in the franchise by fans since the prequel trilogy.