REPORT: Disney Planning Several Star Wars Spinoff Series

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New reports suggests Lucasfilm is working on several Star Wars spinoffs for Disney+, the House of Mouse's upcoming streaming platform. The spinoffs reportedly in development include series based on Qi'Ra and Lando from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Finn and Poe Dameron from the new trilogy.

The reports come from We Got This Covered, which claims Lucasfilm is planning to give the four characters their own series on the platform. These shows would be in addition to the series focused on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Cassian Andor, and an upcoming new series by Jon Favreau called The Mandalorian. The projects are reportedly in the very early stages of development, so it's unclear if the original actors will reprise their roles or where the series might fit into the Star Wars timeline.

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If these reports are indeed true, it's unlikely that anything will be officially announced regarding Finn and Poe until after Star Wars: Episode IX releases later this year, as any potential announcements may inadvertently reveal details about that movie. It's unclear how these shows might be affected, or tie in, to the upcoming trilogies by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and W.B. Weiss, as well as the trilogy coming from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

Solo wasn't a win for Disney. The spinoff only earned $392 million at the box office, potentially losing the studio more than $50 million. The movie's poor performance may have also stymied plans for future anthology films. Still, these new series could be a way to use the characters introduced in that movie and potentially even resolve its ending, which revealed Darth Maul is indeed alive.

Disney+ is expected to be available sometime in late 2019.

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