Star Wars 'Anthology' Films Put On Hold - Report

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Lucasfilm has suspended development on its current Star Wars "anthology" films, according to Collider.

Citing unnamed sources at Lucasfilm, Collider reports that work on a rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film and director James Mangold's purported Boba Fett movie are among the planned films now on hold. Instead, it's reported, Lucasfilm will focus on 2019's Star Wars Episode IX, and a planned trilogy to take place after that film.

Collider's unnamed sources cite Solo: A Star Wars Story's relatively poor box office performance and lukewarm critical reception as factors that led to the decision. Solol grossed only $85 million in its opening domestic box office weekend, going on to earn a domestic total of $192.8m so far, four weeks into its release. Lucasfilm's only other "Anthology" film so far, Rogue One, opened to $155m domestic, and went on to gross $535m in its domestic run.

According to the report, Rian Johnson's recently greenlit Star Wars trilogy is not one of the cancelled projects and is still in active development, as are a potential series of films from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

The next Star Wars film, Episode IX, is due out in theaters December 20, 2019.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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