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...and we have a trailer...

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Star Wars Spinoffs Are Reportedly Put on Hold - IGN

Figured this was as appropriate a any other thread to post this.
while still speculation, it seems like they're holding off on those stories from within "Skywalker" but going ahead with the ones that branch out
that makes a bit more sense - i couldn't see them putting the breaks on everything
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.
 

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While I didn't hate TLJ as much as a lot of people, I am not excited about Rian Johnson getting a shot at a Star Wars trilogy. He wasn't Zach Snyder bad, but given a chance to create his own Star Wars story, he may reach those levels of awfulness.
 

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Star Wars Spinoffs Are Reportedly Put on Hold - IGN

Figured this was as appropriate a any other thread to post this.
Star Wars News Net has a bit more specific info about all of this shaking down from their sources (who have a decent track record). Here's the short version as posted by one of their guys on Reddit:

View: https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/8sl2c1/more_info_on_disney_scrapping_the_star_wars/


  • In light of the director change and having to nearly reshoot the entire movie, Lucasfilm wanted to move Solo: A Star Wars Story to December 2018, but Disney had enough of their previous films’ delays and put their foot down. Our source tells us that Disney granted Lucasfilm the budget and time to make all the production changes they needed to fix anything broken with Solo, but that they had to make the May 25th release date.
  • In addition to this, Disney told Lucasfilm that they would not let Solo interfere with their plans for Avengers: Infinity War, meaning Solo would not get any preferential treatment in marketing to make up for lost time due to its reshoots that lasted into the Fall of 2017. Disney is in new territory, having bought up so many different companies and franchises they are now quite literally competing with themselves to an extent.
  • Lucasfilm is returning focus to one project at a time per-medium. So right now the only projects in development are Episode IX (live action film), Star Wars: Resistance (animated series), and Jon Favreau’s live-action TV series. It sounds like they will continue to develop a solid structuring among those three departments under the Lucasfilm banner, with Dave Filoni still heading the animation department.
  • 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.
Really, I am fine with this. It doesn't materially change anything, as not a single one of those standalones was officially announced.Any talk of directors or writers being attached was all inside baseball hollywood stuff. Nothing was ever said officially from Lucasfilm or Disney.

I mean, I liked Solo but it was ultimately unnecessary. I would rather them give thought to what they're developing instead of handing out standalones to every fan favorite character. I don't need a Boba Fett movie. I said before I'd like them to slow down, and it seems like that's what they're doing. It's an advisable move. They need to be very thoughtful about how they progress moving forward, and the fact that Episode IX starts production soon (next month?), this will be the first time since TFA that the next movie after the one in production isn't already ramping up. Take a breather and figure it out. I'm totally good with that.

If the SWNN report is accurate, I'm also for the only given proven directors gigs policy. Between Josh Trank drinking and drugging his way out of the initial Boba Fett gig, Lord and Miller getting fired, and Gareth Edwards having to have Tony Gilroy clean up and finish Rogue One, strictly from a ease of production standpoint their track record with young guns has been trash so far.
 

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My point wasn't that you can't release multiple Star Wars movies per year. My point was that you can't release a "big one" (episode 8), followed shortly by a "small one" (Solo), and expect the usual financial bump that Star Wars gets. That's not to say that every movie will be a Solo-like loss, just that they shouldn't expect automatic huge returns if they are going to keep to this schedule.

But again, I'm not saying that multiple movies per year can't be successful; they just won't have the guarantee they've had in the past.
i can agree with your point, i guess i'm in the old school camp that the success of the movie isn't always based on its opening weekend box office, or how fast it crosses a half billion mark.
 

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Star Wars Spinoffs Are Reportedly Put on Hold - IGN

Figured this was as appropriate a any other thread to post this.
This is terrible. IMO the whole social media campaign completely backfired.
- They didn't like the last jedi, now the focus is 3 more Ria Johnson movies, brilliant.
- The stand alone movies gave us a chance to see stories that we wouldn't see in a trilogy arch, not we won't see them at all, brilliant.
- We were getting a minor SW movie in the years between the big movies, now we go back to 2 or 3 years between movies, brilliant.

but hey, we get a crappy animated series with all the Star Wars princess! My life is so much better with fewer star wars movie in it. All i need now is a bar of soap and a VHS copy of Empire Strikes Back! If you like this video, please subscribe and leave your comments below....
 

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i can agree with your point, i guess i'm in the old school camp that the success of the movie isn't always based on its opening weekend box office, or how fast it crosses a half billion mark.
I wasn’t trying to do that at all. I personally thought the movie was fun/fine, and the box office numbers I cited were for 3.5 weeks after its release.
 

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The problem is that the vast majority of Star Wars "fanboys" weren't even alive when any of the original 3 were made. If that's the case, shut the heck up about your glorious old school Star Wars movies. The 20-something Twitter warriors don't represent me, who was actually alive and remembers seeing the original movies in the theaters. And I mean the original movies, not the Lucas "hey if I would have had this technology 30 years ago I would have made them like this" versions.

It just irritates me similarly to bandwagon Cowboys fans who root for the team because they won Super Bowls, but weren't actually alive to see them win any of them.
 

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I thought it was okay

Not great, not terrible

It was just unnecessary and forgettable save one thing:

Donald Glover was great as Lando and I really hope he gets his own stand alone
 

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I thought it was okay

Not great, not terrible

It was just unnecessary and forgettable save one thing:

Donald Glover was great as Lando and I really hope he gets his own stand alone
I thought Alden Ehrenreich was pretty good as Han as well.

I don't know why they felt the need to have the Empire give him his last name.
 
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I just watched it as well. I thought it was a fun flick as far as typical sci-fi action films go, but I found myself wanting more as a Star Wars movie. I found the lighting too dark, to the point of irritating me. I got the sense that the color settings were not right, even though everything else looks good.

Not too bad though. I'd give it a solid B. I think Avengers has spoiled me.

Rogue One is a bit better imo.
 

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I just watched it as well. I thought it was a fun flick as far as typical sci-fi action films go, but I found myself wanting more as a Star Wars movie. I found the lighting too dark, to the point of irritating me. I got the sense that the color settings were not right, even though everything else looks good.

Not too bad though. I'd give it a solid B. I think Avengers has spoiled me.

Rogue One is a bit better imo.
I wouldn't argue much of this. I didn't really notice the lighting issue, so it didn't distract me. I didn't need an origin story for everything. Yes, rescuing Chewy and winning the Falcon should have been in it, but not the blaster, dice and last name.

I absolutely agree that Rogue One was a bit better.
 

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