Following the lacklustre performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story it seems there’s a shakeup over a Disney/Lucasfilm.
New rumours point to the studio halting all plans for future spin-off movies. Though we have no official confirmation rumours from Collider are stating that production teams on Obi-Wan Kenobi and the potential Boba Fett movie have been disbanded.
It’s unclear at this stage whether this means Disney is considering its options more clearly. Or whether they are abandoning the A Star Wars Story brand altogether.
A new rumour from Star Wars News Net also points to further issues in the Star Wars camp. It is said that Disney, bemused by the poor reception to The Last Jedi and Solo are now changing their approach to ALL movies in the franchise.
They are now said to be looking at big-name directors only for any future projects based in the Star Wars universe. This news follows the four directors the franchise has lost over ‘creative differences’ in the last five years.
Lesser known directors like Josh Trank, Colin Trevorrow, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have all butted heads with the studio. The notion of ‘director lead’ films seems to no longer be what Disney is interested in.
Could all these rumours be tied to the potential departure of Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm?