Lucasfilm is planning on having meetings very soon to discuss the future of their spin-off films. Due to the critical and commercial success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it’s apparent the fans are hungry for more stories taking place outside of the Skywalker family saga. Next year we’ll be exploring the backstory of our favorite scoundrel, Han Solo but beyond that, future spin-offs are a mystery.
Current rumors going around suggest that Lucasfilm is plotting three more spin-offs centered around Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a young romance film. An announcement for the 2020 films is expected very soon. Another room circulating is that Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot, has been meeting with Lucasfilm to pen the Obi-Wan film, but again, this is still a rumor. It remains to be seen where Disney’s going to go with these spin-offs but we do know that the brain trust is meeting soon to discuss the future of the franchise. Thanks to Star Wars News Net here’s what Kathleen Kennedy had to say:
“To be honest, we are beginning to talk about [the spinoffs] right now. We have four or five weeks immersed in the film ‘Han Solo’ and we are about to read the script of Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX directed, so we have a lot of work at the moment. In the next six or eight months, we will have some meetings about the stories that we will develop here. After 40 years of adventures, fans have so much information and so many theories about the way that can take these stories and theories that emerge are sometimes new ideas for us that we hear, read and pay attention to everything what is said. It is clear that the franchise is owned by the as much by the fans as it’s owned by [the people at Lucasfilm].”
Lucasfilm and Disney understand how important the Star Wars franchise is important to people and the Disney era has done a great job so far with handling the Star Wars property so far. It’s great that Lucasfilm is taking everything int to consideration before moving on to something else. The audience would rather see the creative team would rather take their time opposed to moving straight into production.