Lucasfilm Was Reportedly Developing a STAR WARS Film That Focused on Mos Eisley
There's probably a lot going on at Lucasfilm that we don't know about. We only hear about the stuff that's officially announced or leaks out, but I bet there are a lot of other projects that we've never heard about. One of those rumored projects has come to light thanks to Making Star Wars.
This other Star Wars film would have been another A Star Wars Story chapter and it would have focused on the large spaceport on the planet Tatooine, Mos Eisley, which is where "you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." The report says:
"After speaking to a few more Pinewood sources, it sounds like there was going to be a movie or a premise along the lines of Mos Eisley Spaceport: A Star Wars Story (not an official title). Crew members of the previous Star Wars film said they believed the other movie was about the spaceport Luke Skywalker goes into the original film. In other words, my sources are saying this movie we never even heard about was canned or postponed and it does not mean the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett films are doomed."
You know what? A Mos Eisley film would have been really cool! That's the kind of movie that I could see being a western genre style film. Maybe the idea got wrapped up into the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie that's said to be in development. After all, that movie will take place on Tatooine as well.
I just like the idea of a Mos Eisley western with a community filled with villains and scum from all across the galaxy. There's a lot to play with there. It's a shame that the idea isn't going anywhere. The site went on to clarify:
"To make it extra clear, it sounds like studio space was canceled, people panicked, assumed it meant bad things for the Kenobi and Fett films but it was actually a movie fans never heard of based around Mos Eisley Spaceport that was either canceled or postponed for now. There are sources at Pinewood who thought they were going to be working on a film of exactly that premise and said film was not Kenobi or Boba Fett."
If this is true, I hope that Lucasfilm picks up the pieces of this Mos Eisley film and runs with it one day. What do you think about the possibility of seeing a Mos Eisley film? Would you be up for that? Are there any story ideas that you'd like to see explored in a Mos Eisley movie?