Could Disney Be Pressing Pause On Star Wars Spinoffs?

Obi-Wan Kenobi may not be getting his own solo film.                  Lucasfilm

It has grossed $196.2 million domestically and $343.3 million worldwide, and looks to be far from recouping its $250 million budget and marketing costs. But compared to other "Star Wars" movies, the film didn't bring in the numbers that were expected.

What do you think about LucasFilm putting the "A Star Wars Story" series on hold?

Lucasfilm has already announced that "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson will write and direct a new "Star Wars" trilogy and that "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss will write and produce a new series of films. 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.

The "Star Wars" trend of its films making money hand over fist came to a somewhat crashing end with the release of "Solo: A Star Wars Story".

As for the Boba Fett spin-off, the Collider report says it may not even be past the "early talks" stage since the news broke just "before Solo's release".

"Disney is done experimenting with new or unusual filmmakers and will go back to proven veteran talent who they know can handle a big budget Star Wars production in an effort to prevent future production chaos, drama, and firings".

Han Solo also has a Rotten Tomatoes score that is on par with the George Lucas sequels. What? This is Star Wars we're talking about here.

More as we hear it.

Of the eight Star Wars films released to date, it ranks eighth on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with 71 per cent, ahead of only Attack Of The Clones and the much-derided Phantom Menace.

The rumored upcoming films centered around Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and bounty hunter Boba Fett have been indefinitely shelved, according to Collider.

The franchise's other standalone movies have also experienced production trouble. Or is it time to let the classic characters become one with the force?

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