Walt Disney Co. slashed its opening-weekend forecast for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" as early returns from theaters signaled a deeply disappointing opening for the company's newest space adventure film.
The publication noted that Lucasfilm also has a motion picture in the works documenting Obi-Wan Kenobi, with filmmaker Stephen Daldry in talks with the studio on the topic.
The news comes as Solo: A Star Wars Story - a prequel for Han Solo - hits cinemas on a wave of generally positive, if not quite glowing, reviews.More news: Aron Baynes stars as Boston Celtics take series lead over Cleveland Cavaliers
Just like ours, the Star Wars universe will never stop expanding. It will be directed by James Mangold, who helmed the critically acclaimed Wolverine film Logan. He's been seen in other small roles in Star Wars movies, including The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi, playing everything from "an alien resident of Maz Kanata's castle" to "a militant insurgent group on Jedha", according to EW.
If you're unfamiliar, Fett first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, hunting down Han Solo and delivering him into the messy mitts of Jabba the Hutt. But considering that any new Star Wars films won't want to associate themselves too closely with the poorly-received prequels, it's likely a brand new Boba will be cast.
No details were revealed about the story or timeline, so it's unclear whether the spinoff will take place before or after Boba Fett's demise in the Sarlacc pit.
During the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we keep hearing about this mysterious underworld organization called Crimson Dawn. It establishes that Jango is the genetic template for the Grand Army of the Republic, who is decapitated in front of his "son" Boba Fett by Jedi Master Mace "Mother Fuckin'" Windu. As of writing, neither Disney nor Lucasfilm has confirmed the reports.