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Megastar Wars Spinoffs Are Reportedly Placed on Grasp

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The focus is reportedly solely on Episode IX for now.

Lucasfilm has reportedly put all future standalone anthology Star Wars films on hold.

According to Collider, Lucasfilm will now be focusing solely on Star Wars: Episode IX and figuring out what the new trilogy of Star Wars movies will be after Episode IX for now.

The decision is being reported on after Solo: A Star Wars Story had a lower than anticipated box office draw, particularly overseas. The movie has only made an estimated $340 million worldwide. Disney could reportedly lose over $50 million on the film after factoring in a budget of over $250 million and a similarly expensive marketing push.

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Though never confirmed or acknowledged by Disney or Lucasfilm, recent reports suggested an Obi-Wan Kenboi spinoff was in development, and was set to be a prequel to A New Hope. A Boba Fett standalone film was also reportedly in the works from Logan director James Mangold, though never confirmed to be an official project.

This news seems as though Lucasfilm is doubling down on its ventures into new galaxies far away instead of focusing on the past. Disney has officially confirmed that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is working on a new Star Wars trilogy, while Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

Meanwhile, Star Wars: Episode IX opens in theater in December 2019.

Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel and follow him on Twitter

SOURCE: IGN.com

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