Disney and Lucasfilm will reportedly only hire proven directors for future Star Wars films, given their history of parting ways with young directors.
Earlier today, news broke that Disney and Lucasfilm have put all standalone Star Wars films on hold. This would include the rumored Obi-Wan and Boba Fett films and instead focus on Star Wars: Episode IX and the next trilogy, presumably Rian Johnson’s. This is all following the disappointing box office results of Solo: A Star Wars Story and the issues the studio has had in the past while making the standalone films. More changes continue to happen over at Lucasfilm as a new report from Star Wars News Net states the studio will now only hire proven directors in the industry:
“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.”
The Star Wars standalone films have had to undergo director changes for both films with Tony Gilroy being brought on to help reshoot Rogue One and Phil Lord and Chris Miller being let go and veteran Ron Howard taking over for Solo. The studio has also parted ways from Josh Trank, who was working on the rumored Boba Fett film and Colin Trevorrow, who was working on Episode IX.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to feature the return of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 20, 2019.
The 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Things About ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
Ladies and gentlemen, Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally here. Disney’s second anthology film within the Star Wars universe, Solo is an origin story for everyone’s favorite intergalactic smuggler. Chock-full of Star Wars Easter eggs and exciting beats, the film walks a fine line between regurgitating and expanding on older concepts and pushing the franchise to new places.
Like any movie, Solo has its strengths and its weaknesses. Full of both small, emotional moments as well as explosive action sequences, the film does a good job at balancing the tone and story. While there are certainly things that deserve nitpicking in Solo, Disney and Lucasfilm should be proud of the final product.
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