Now that Solo: A Star Wars Story has fallen from view, it is time to look to the way forward for the Star Wars franchise—though, as you may see within the tweet under, some people really feel as if Lucasfilm needs to be seeking to its previous because it strikes ahead. Sure, there is a subgroup of the fandom that apparently feels as if the studio ought to take issues again to the way in which they have been a very long time in the past.
…However sufficient about that. What about what’s occurring in a galaxy far, distant proper now? Learn on.
Lucasfilm Is Canceling the Star Wars Story Sequence within the Wake of Solo‘s Efficiency. Or Perhaps Not
The Supply: On-line rumormongering
Chance of Accuracy: As you will see, it is sophisticated.
The Actual Deal: With ridiculous rumors of Kathleen Kennedy’s Lucasfilm firing nonetheless doing the web rounds—the most recent variation apparently being that Disney needed to fireplace Kennedy however couldn’t get anybody else to interchange her—it ought to maybe come as no shock that the “Lucasfilm is falling apart” murmurs continued with a report from Collider that each one of many in-development Star Wars Story motion pictures had been placed on maintain within the wake of Solo‘s failure. That report lasted lower than a day earlier than Lucasfilm responded by way of Disney sibling ABC Information, saying that the report was “inaccurate” and that a number of motion pictures remained within the pipeline. A later report cut up the distinction, suggesting that particular person tasks are getting retooled and could also be cancelled, however that the spin-off motion pictures are nonetheless in improvement general. Such a transforming does not appear fully inconceivable on condition that each of the Star Wars Story motion pictures to this point have featured vital overhauls throughout manufacturing. Simply how a lot, if any, remodeling they will get, although, will not be recognized for some time.
Count on to See One other Outdated Scoundrel within the Subsequent Star Wars Film
The Supply: Nameless sources fed to a fan website
Chance of Accuracy: It makes a specific amount of sense, irrespective of how a lot it additionally seems like plain wishful considering.
The Actual Deal: One film that is undoubtedly progressing for all however probably the most delusional of followers is J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX—and, if a brand new rumor is to be believed, there’s going to be an look within the film from a beloved solid member of the unique trilogy that hasn’t proven up up to now. In response to the Fantha Tracks website, Billy Dee Williams will play Lando Calrissian within the subsequent film, with two nameless sources apparently agreeing that he’ll present up within the ultimate a part of the brand new trilogy. It makes some extent of sense, if solely to make sure that there’s one solid member—moreover Anthony Daniels as C-3PO—from the unique trilogy within the ultimate a part of the brand new one, nevertheless it does increase one query: The place has Lando been all this time, anyway?
Episode IX Will Deliver Again a Identify Followers Have not Heard in a Lengthy Time
The Supply: British tabloid The Solar
Chance of Accuracy: Effectively, it’s a narrative from The Solar, which doesn’t precisely bode effectively, however that doesn’t imply it’s undoubtedly not true…
The Actual Deal: Whereas we’re speaking about shock cameos in Episode IX, British newspaper The Solar printed a genuinely surprising rumor a number of days in the past: Ewan McGregor will present up within the subsequent installment as Obi-Wan Kenobi, apparently taking pictures scenes in Los Angeles subsequent month. The truth that the film’s taking pictures within the UK would possibly counsel that this story is simply wishful considering if not outright nonsense, nevertheless it’s not as if the flicks have not finished shoots in a number of places earlier than. The one query is, what would Obi-Wan be doing within the film? If it was a Pressure Ghost cameo, why would he present up as his youthful self? May there be a flashback within the offing? And in that case, why? (That mentioned, it is virtually definitely unfaithful, even whether it is enjoyable to think about.)
Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens Initially Ended Extra Forcefully
The Supply: Mark Hamill himself
Chance of Accuracy: In that it is a tease of one thing that didn’t occur, how can we measure accuracy?
The Actual Deal: As if Mark Hamill’s upset over the path Luke Skywalker’s story took in Star Wars: The Final Jedi wasn’t sufficient of a clue that, simply possibly, J.J. Abrams had supposed his return on the finish of The Pressure Awakens to result in a special character arc, Hamill advised a narrative in a latest interview with IGN that seemingly sealed the deal … and revealed the tip of The Pressure Awakens followers by no means noticed. “J.J. said, ‘Oh and by the way I’ll probably put in a couple of floating boulders to show the Force emanating from you, as strong as it is,'” he defined, speaking about his transient cameo on the finish of the film. “So I am considering for VIII, I’ll have Pressure Lightning popping out of each orifice of my physique. You understand, lifting an eyebrow and toppling AT-ATs like dominoes. That will have been enjoyable to be that highly effective! Plus, I would not must do a lot. They would not have to show me choreography to do lightsaber duels. I would just have to do that [Hamill points across the room] and let the particular results man do the whole lot.” This clearly by no means got here to move. The IGN story means that Abrams most likely noticed the path Rian Johnson was stepping into with The Final Jedi and determined to downplay any Pressure identifiers within the completed film. However it’s nonetheless a captivating *What if…?” nonetheless.
The Clone Wars Dwell On
The Supply: Official Lucasfilm announcement
Chance of Accuracy: It’s an official announcement; it’s as actual because it will get on this enterprise.
The Actual Deal: Lucasfilm is avoiding the huge Corridor H at Comedian-Con Worldwide in San Diego this 12 months—with the following film within the collection greater than a 12 months away, such a transfer is comprehensible—however that does not imply there can be nothing Star Wars-related on the present this 12 months. Author-director Dave Filoni can be a part of a panel on Thursday, July 19, celebrating the 10 12 months anniversary of The Clone Wars. He’ll be sharing the stage with unnamed “particular friends” to look again on the fan-favorite animated collection. Will he additionally supply teases about Star Wars Resistance, the brand new animated challenge he’s engaged on? That wouldn’t be too unlikely, wouldn’t it?