However, ABC News (which is owned by Disney) are now reporting that that isn't the case, citing Lucasfilm sources who say the reports were "inaccurate" and that "multiple" Star Wars movies - outside of Episode IX and the series being developed by Rian Johnson and D.B. Weiss & David Benioff - yet to be officially announced but are still in development.
There's no confirmation yet on whether those are indeed the movies still being worked on, or if Lucasfilm are exploring some different options instead, but this is about as close to an official word on the status of the standalones as we've had so far. Episode IX is still the next movie on the slate and is 18 months away, so Lucasfilm have plenty of time to announce their plans, with Star Wars Celebration 2019 (which takes place in April) a likely time for them to clarify things further.
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