It looks as though the Star Wars franchise may have more troubles than just Solo’s poor box office performance.
New rumors state that the Obi-Wan Kenobi film has lost its director, Stephen Daldry, and even worse, Lucasfilm is placing all planned A Star Wars Story movies on hold. To many who think this may have something to do with Solo’s disasterous run, it actually doesn’t; In fact Lucasfilm was probably having doubt about Obi-Wan Kenobi before Solo was even released. If anything, Solo may cause Lucas to reevaluate things.
The rumored film, which would have been an anthology film focused on the legendary Jedi, and with Ewn McGregor expressing interest in reprising the role for the film, was supposedly moving foraward last year when Daldry was seemingly revealed as its director, despite the film not yet having been announced or even confirmed. Whether or not this will affect the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, or if it even happens remains to be seen, but given the popularity of the Star Wars franchise, it may end becoming a reality. In the meantime, fans still have the current trilogy to see.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard with a script from Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is in theaters now.
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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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