If the rumors are true, Christmas may have come early with the news by Cosmic Book News (Disney Resetting Star Wars) that Disney is planning to delay further Star Wars movies after the upcoming Episode 9. The second rumor is that Rian Johnson is out, his trilogy will never see the light of day.
It is not a secret that Rian Johnson’s 2017 The Last Jedi deeply divided the fanbase and helped to cause Solo to underperform at the theater. The pressure is on J.J. Abrams to try and put the fanbase back together with next December’s Episode 9.
This is the first clear sign that Disney CEO Bob Iger has recognized the divided fanbase and that it needs time to heal. According to the original report from Rebel Scum “an unnamed source at Disney has suggested that the motivation was to refocus expenditure and limit Star Wars exposure to reset the franchise and allow fans to heal.” The only thing that could make this a better present is if Kathleen Kennedy were also on her way out.