After a bit of excitement online yesterday, we have some clarification on rumors surrounding future of standalone Star Wars films. ABC News, which is owned by Disney, has confirmed that multiple films are still in the works, they just have not been announced yet. In addition, films by Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are also progressing. Episode IX begins filming in a matter of weeks.
From ABC News:
Lucasfilm sources on Thursday characterized as “inaccurate” a report that future “Star Wars” movies falling outside of the regular trilogy storyline (Episodes I to IX) have been put on hold in the wake of the box office under-performance of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Instead, Lucasfilm told ABC News there are still “multiple” Star Wars films currently in development that have not been officially announced. Those projects are moving forward separate from an already-announced “Star Wars” trilogy being overseen by “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson and another series of movies from “Game of Thrones” producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
“Star Wars: Episode IX” starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac is set to hit theaters in December 2019.
So it would seem everyone can take a breath. As is always the case, it is best to wait for official word from reliable sources close to Lucasfilm and Disney.
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