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LUCASFILM & DISNEY ANNOUNCE A NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY

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Lucasfilm and Disney Pictures have announced a new Star Wars trilogy in the works. The company has entrusted Episode VIII Director Rian Johnson to helm the story. The New trilogy will not follow the Skywalker family and will take us an entirely new direction in Star Wars lore. Some have speculated we will see stories revolving around the old republic. Others believe we will see the return of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan. A Star Wars television series is also expected to be launched by the end of 2019.

“We all loved working with Rian on ‘The Last Jedi,’” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft ‘The Last Jedi’ from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”

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Rian Johnson and his long time partner Ram Bergman reciprocated their feelings about working with Lucasfilm and Disney:

“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on ‘The Last Jedi,’ ” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “ ‘Star Wars’ is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”

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After A Brief Break-Up Tom Holland/Spider-Man Will Stay With Marvel

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 “You never know what surprises the future might hold”

It would appear that we won’t be seeing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man grace the screen with the likes of Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson, in the Andy Serkis directed ‘Venom 2.’ Or will we. Reports are scarce as to the details of the agreement reached between Marvel/Disney and Sony.  But, inside sources reveal that Marvel will take home 25% from future Spider-Man films.

The negotiations also landed on a release date for a third Spider-Man film. We are expected to see Holland return to action, July 16, 2021. Holland recently took to social media, to express his excitement about returning to the MCU:

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Amy Pascal will produce the upcoming films through her production company, Pascal Pictures as she has on the first two Holland/Spidey films. Pascal weighed in on the news:

“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” Feige said in a statement. “Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”

“This is terrific,” she said. “Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in ‘Far From Home’ and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes.”

 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: Cal Kestis’s Mission Is Revealed

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The recent installment into Star Wars lore, will feature Cal Kestis, played by Cameron Monaghan. The story will revolve around a Human Jedi Palawan who is forced into hiding following the events of ‘Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ and the “Execution of Order 66.” The latest trailer gives us a glimpse at some amazing gameplay, and also reveals the mission of the main protagonist. ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ looks to be the Star Wars game we all deserve.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an upcoming single-player action-adventure video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, set in the Star Wars universe shortly after Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. -Wikipedia

Initial release date: November 15, 2019

 

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Breaking News: Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige Will Develop A Star Wars Movie

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In a world of breaking news, Disney’s studio co-chairmen Alan Horn dropped another bombshell on the universe, that comes to us by way of THR. It would appear that Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, will be developing his very own Star Wars movie. Recently, a meeting between Feige,  Kathleen Kennedy, studio co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman has brought about the exciting news. Horn had this to say about the new development:

We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on, not only in terms of Star Wars but also Indiana Jones and reaching into other parts of the company including Children of Blood and Bone with Emma Watts and Fox. With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together.

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Feige has been responsible for overseeing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which as of today, has racked up over $22.5 billion at the worldwide box-office. Little is known as to what direction Feige’s film will take, but it will definitely have company. Rian Johnson’s trilogy is still in the works, along with ‘Game of Thrones’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’s project and multiple small screen projects on Disney + that include the upcomingThe Mandalorian and ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.’ Kenobi, has confirmed the return of Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the title character.

‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker,’ will conclude the “Skywalker franchise” December 20, 2019

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