Don’t let the Kelly Marie Tran story distract you from the fact The Last Jedi made 700 million dollars less than The Force Awakens.
Don’t let the Kelly Marie Tran story distract you from the fact both movies are disliked by the fanbase.
Don’t let the Kelly Marie Tran story distract you from the fact all future Disney’s Star Wars spinoff movies have been put on hold due to the box office failure of Solo.
Don’t let the Kelly Marie Tran story distract you from the fact Star Wars Is NOT Okay.
Disney was brimming with plans to fill out the Star Wars universe with standalone stories like Rogue One and Solo. In fact, movies about Obi-Wan Kenobi and the bounty hunter Boba Fett were already in active development along with three new trilogies including one from Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson.
Collider is now reporting Lucasfilm has retreated from these plans in order to “focus their attention on Star Wars: Episode IX and how to proceed after that. Disney paid $4.06 billion to buy the rights to Stars Wars from George Lucas and they aren’t even close to getting that money back.
According to Deadline, 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, grossed $780 million in net profit. The Last Jedi generated $418 million in net profit. Rogue One brought in $319 million. That is roughly 1.5 billion in net profit. Now subtract at least a $250 million loss for Solo and a fractured fanbase, Disney is in trouble.
Don’t let the Kelly Marie Tran story distract you from the fact that if Star Wars: Episode IX bombs in 2019, it is over for Disney’s Star Wars…good luck with Fox though!
A report by Grace Randolph of Beyond the Trailer, is making rounds today as it states that Disney is trying to fire Kathleen Kennedy as the head of Lucasfilm due to the polarization of the fanbase with The Last Jedi and the box office flop of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The feeling is that Disney is on the brink of losing the fan base and can’t afford another flop for Episode IX due out at the end of 2019. The problem is, however, is that no one is willing to step up and take her spot. JJ Abrams, Randolph reports was offered the job but turned it down flat. “Several” others were approached.