The news of the side film suspensions has been refuted by Lucasfilm:
Lucasfilm sources on Thursday characterized as ‘inaccurate’ a report that future ‘Star Wars’ movies falling outside of the regular trilogy storyline (Episodes I to IX) have been put on hold in the wake of the box office under-performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Instead, Lucasfilm told ABC News there are still “multiple” Star Wars films currently in development that have not been officially announced. Those projects are moving forward separate from an already-announced “Star Wars” trilogy being overseen by “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson and another series of movies from “Game of Thrones” producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Lucasfilm is not yet talking publicly about the subject of any unannounced “Star Wars” films or their expected release dates. Fans will just have to wait and see.
So with this seems like the typical PR response to any information that anyone would deem unfavourable. But it doesnt negate the fact Solo did poorly , in the numbers department and fans reception of it. And whilst the impression from Lucasfilm’s statement is ‘full steam ahead’, surely some pause is in effect to at least plan the next step? Or is that just us?