Appears like Lucasfilm and Disney’s momentary Star Wars movie freeze is beginning to thaw.
In response to The Hollywood Reporter, a brand new Star Wars challenge is within the works with author Matt Owens (Luke Cage) and director J.D. Dillard (Sleight) set to develop it. And that is about it by way of information recognized for the time being! It’s unknown what the plot of mentioned challenge could be, what period it might be set in, or what Star Wars characters it might embrace. Sure, sorry to get your hopes up with the C-3PO header picture, we identical to Threepio’s shiny golden head.
It is also not even recognized but whether or not the challenge is destined for a theatrical launch or might be made obtainable on Disney streaming service Disney+. One factor that is clear is that this challenge (probably a movie based mostly on THR’s description) is unrelated to the movies anticipated to come back from Marvel President Kevin Feige and Final Jedi director Rian Johnson.
Matt Owens is finest recognized for writing for Marvel reveals like Luke Cage and Brokers of Defend. Dillard’s debut movie Sleight was picked up from Focus Options out of Sundance in 2016. He adopted it with the well-received horror movie Sweetheart in 2019.
Star Wars as a franchise has traditionally been accustomed to successful and successful large. That is why a latest sequence of solely modest successes (and in some instances outright failures) appeared have slowed Star Wars momentum a bit. After Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed on the field workplace, The Rise of Skywalker grew to become a important punching bag, and the Sport of Thrones creators bowed out (or had been let go) from their very own Star Wars sequence, the way forward for Star Wars on movie was in query. A lot in order that Disney CEO Bob Iger conceded in 2018 that they could have expanded too shortly for George Lucas’s galaxy far, distant. The subsequent Star Wars movie on Disney’s calendar is not till December 16, 2022.
However then got here Disney+. Star Wars on Disney+ has been a rousing success. The streaming service launched with Jon Favreau’s dusty area Western sequence The Mandalorian and it instantly grew to become a giant hit. The Mandalorian season 2 is ready to reach someday in October. The Clone Wars season 7 premiered on February 21 and appears poised for giant issues as nicely. An upcoming Obi-Wan TV sequence was not too long ago positioned on maintain to supply new scripts however that challenge is at the very least retaining prequels’ star Ewan McGregor for the time being.
That is all to say that whereas it is unclear whether or not this new challenge is certain for theatrical launch or streaming, streaming has been way more pleasant to Star Wars as of late. Do not be stunned if this unnamed movie turns into the primary Disney+ Star Wars film.
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