A new report claims that Disney is using Star Wars: Episode IX to fix the polarizing effects that The Last Jedi and Solo had on fans and theatergoers.
Despite being a huge financial success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, some of the story choices made by writer/director Rian Johnson left many fans feeling cold. It still has its fanbase but that wasn’t enough to help Solo: A Star Wars Story thrive at the box office this summer. The one-off adventure in a galaxy far, far away failed to hit with audiences and once again split fans down the middle on how they felt about it.
If you were one of those fans who was left feeling unsatisfied by The Last Jedi and/or Solo, then you may be in luck. A new report from Variety claims that the upcoming yet-titled Episode IX will be a “course correction” for the Disney franchise. There was no further word on how the trilogy-ender, directed by The Force Awakens helmer J.J. Abrams, would specifically go about correcting some of the polarizing aspects of the franchise.
There is still over a year before Episode IX hits theaters, so it’s possible that Disney and Lucasfilm will be holding their cards close to their chest for as long as possible, so we’ll have to wait until they’re ready to announce something to find out what the future of the Star Wars franchise has in store for fans.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Star Wars: Episode IX as soon as more information becomes available. Were you a fan of either Solo or The Last Jedi? What are you hoping to see the next installment of the franchise bring to the table in terms of new story, characters, and resolution? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by J.J. Abrams from a script he co-wrote with Chris Terrio, the film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher.
Star Wars: Episode IX will arrive in our galaxy on December 20, 2019.