It looks like Lucasfilm won’t be putting the breaks on when it comes to their Star Wars Story spinoff movies after all.
News that the production company might be backtracking on the standalone origin story movies was, according to Collider, a direct result of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s poor performance at the box-office worldwide.
Now, we’re learning that there might be more to the story.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source close to the matter revealed on Friday (June 22) that the production company hasn’t “slowed down development” when it comes to any of the aforementioned Star Wars spinoff films.
Instead, it sounds like the plan is to regroup and strategize how to make sure future Star Wars entities don’t flop like Solo did.
“It doesn’t mean those spinoffs don’t happen,” said THR’s source. “It just means they’re trying to figure out how to make, and market them differently.”
In addition to clarifying the rumors centered around Lucasfilm’s plans to scrap future Star Wars Story flicks, the outlet also shed some light on how the production company might be planning to tackle the upcoming Boba Fett movie in particular, noting that the bounty hunter’s standalone film might “have to be scaled down.”
It’s understandable that Lucasfilm might be looking to cut back on the big budget for future spinoff movies.
If Solo taught us anything, it’s that Lucasfilm is going to have to work a bit harder if they want to get fans to flock to the theater.