While Disney never confirmed plans for an Obi-Wan or Boba Fett movie, it was rumored “Logan” director was developing a film on the mysterious bounty hunter. Trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter did report that James Mangold was in early talks for a film they believed to be a Boba Fett standalone, but the official Lucasfilm apparatus has been silent on these issues. Other ways of profiting off of the movie, including home video, pay back the investment for years to come, but the big bet on it compared to other Star Wars movies was obviously unwarranted. Although Qi’Ra (Emilia Clarke) is not referenced or mentioned at all in the movies set after Solo, she ended that movie on a very ambiguous note, with more stories clearly to tell.
The sheer scale of the Star Wars universe has led to countless rumors about which characters and events could get their own film, though recently the most credible reports have emerged from The Hollywood Reporter.
The next Star Wars film, Episode IX, is due out in theaters December 20, 2019.
Game of Thrones helmsmen D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are being tasked with creating a brand new film series, while Rian Johnson will work on a separate trilogy. Under the impression they were making a comedy film, both directors were fired and replaced with Ron Howard as Lucasfilm only wanted a “comedic touch”.
In an exclusive report from Collider, the decision was made in light of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s mixed reviews and under-performance at the box office.
This absolutely doesn’t mean we’re not getting more Star Wars though. They, unfortunately, tend to fall into the category of obsessive geeks who claim a sense of ownership over the product because they’ve invested so much of their time and money in it. Infinity War went on to have the highest ever box-office opening weekend on record; an honour previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Let us know down in the comments.