In the world of Star Wars rumours, "you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy" and the latest is a doozy.
The Cantina on Mos Eisley is said to be a good place to find scoundrels. Photo: StarWars.com
However, the site doesn't believe the film in question is either the Boba Fett or the Obi-Wan movie. According to its reporting, the movie cancelled was a Mos Eisley Spaceport movie, a completely separate Star Wars Story from anything we've heard about before.
Now, when it comes to Star Wars rumours, it's always important to take things with a grain of salt. Sometimes many grains of salt.
Everyone wants to post them, but very few are properly vetted, and it's easy to just make them up. But in a world of scum and villainy, Making Star Wars is one of the best sources out there we've come to know, which is why we're giving this particular rumour a bit more consideration.
According to the site, Pinewood Studios (where all the recent Star Wars films have been shot) had time scheduled after Episode IX for another Star Wars movie, which multiple employees of Pinewood believed was about Mos Eisley.
However, that block of time was recently taken off the Pinewood schedule — which, Making Star Wars believes, is what led to the recent report of Star Wars Story films in general being put on hold. A report, by the way, that Lucasfilm sister company ABC News denied today.
Lucasfilm rarely, if ever, comments on rumours - but, just in case, we contacted the company for comment. We had not received a response at time of writing.
It would be surprising for a whole movie to slip past the curious whispers of film reporters everywhere, but if any companies could do it, it's Disney and Lucasfilm. Also, you may be thinking that Mos Eisley doesn't really sound like a movie; more likely, it feels fitting for a TV show.
Well, according to Making Star Wars, that wasn't the case. Jon Favreau's TV show, set after Return of the Jedi, is still on the way and is not about Mos Eisley.
If a Mos Eisley movie was going to be made at some point, now it is apparently not. And just like Boba Fett and Obi-Wan's films, if plans for it actually existed at one time, it was never officially announced. The whole thing reminds us of the case of the tree falling in the forest. If a movie that was never announced is cancelled, was it even really cancelled?
As usual, the drama behind the scenes in the Star Wars universe remains nearly as compelling as the drama on screen.