Earlier this week, it was reported that, due to the disappointing box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, all of Lucasfilm’s planned spin-off films would not be developed any further, the focus being on its trilogies. However, yesterday, Lucasfilm told ABC News that there are still “multiple” Star Wars films in development that have not yet been officially announced, and that these are projects which are separate to the trilogies – though that doesn’t necessarily answer the question of what’s going on with the standalone anthology spin-offs. We were meant to be getting an Obi-Wan and a Boba Fett spin-off, but neither of these has been officially confirmed nor denied by Disney or Lucasfilm, so they could still be in development behind the scenes but could also have been quietly shelved. Who knows?
One film that certainly isn’t in development at Lucasfilm is an attempt to remake The Last Jedi, the very divisive film which should take much of the blame for Solo‘s poor box office, by fans majorly annoyed by Rian Johnson’s movie. The ‘Remake The Last Jedi’ account tweeted:
“Our team of producers is offering to cover the budget for a remake of The Last Jedi in order to save Star Wars”. Share this and spread the word to let @RobertIger & @Disney know you want this! This isn’t a joke, we’re ready to have the convo now! #RemakeTheLastJedi #StarWars”
To which Johnson replied:
“Please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen.”
I’d have no objection to this plan succeeding, though I personally feel that The Force Awakens was almost as stupid and insulting, and wish that they hadn’t bothered embarking on this trilogy in the first place. But there’s no way this is going to happen, is it?