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A 'Rumour and News' thread for reported new Star Wars films and tv series

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A thread for any ‘Rumour and News’ articles for possible new films or tv series set in the Galaxy Far Far Away…

When posting any news or rumours please give a link to the article or source - thank you.
 

Please, no gossip or unsubstantiated rumours or ‘news’ from dubious sources - ie, no Mike Zeroh, Making Star Wars or Supershadow types, the usual clickbait outlets, or any of the youtube channels of monetised hate.
 

As ooj said in a similar thread to this… No articles at all please from The S*n, The Daily Fail, or The Express - they are unreliable clickbait sensationalising hate-filled rags - https://stopfundinghate.org.uk & https://twitter.com/StopFundingHate

As a courtesy to fellow members, when linking to youtube videos or articles etc, please give both the title and source to which you are linking to - thank you.

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!

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New Star Wars Movie in the Works With ‘Sleight’ Filmmaker’:-

Director J.D. Dillard and ‘Luke Cage’ writer Matt Owens have been tapped to develop a project, but it is unclear whether its a theatrical or Disney+ release.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-movie-works-jd-dillard-matt-owens-1280459
 

and also reported here:-

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/star-wars-movie-jd-dillard-1203511055

https://collider.com/new-star-wars-movie-jd-dillard

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!

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In before “creative differences”.

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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According to the ‘Walt Disney Studios Motion pictures Release Schedule’ list, linked below, there are three Star Wars film projects currently scheduled for release - in 2022, 2024 & 2026:-

https://www.waltdisneystudios.com/assets/large-release-calendar-w-monthly-.xlsx.pdf
 

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I have my problems with TLJ but I hope Johnson gets his trilogy. In retrospect TLJ was the only film in the ST that had a backbone and a clear vision. I’m sure if you give him a clean slate he could come up with something incredible, he likes to decunstruct stories so I’d expect something along the lines of KOTOR 2 theme wise.

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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Star Wars Series From ‘Russian Doll’ Co-Creator Leslye Headland in the Works at Disney Plus’:-

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/star-wars-series-leslye-headland-disney-plus-1234587493

& https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-series-works-at-disney-russian-doll-creator-1291400

& https://deadline.com/2020/04/new-star-wars-series-female-led-leslye-headland-russian-doll-disney-plus-1202915221
 

A snippet from the Variety article:-

“Details of the exact plot of the series are being kept under wraps, but sources say it will be a female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the “Star Wars” timeline than other projects. Headland is said to be attached to write and serve as showrunner on the series, with the show currently staffing.”
 
^ seems like it could be a live-action Ahsoka-based series, maybe Doctor Aphra, or even Enfys Nest? I suppose it depends on just far from the ‘takes place in a different part of the SW timeline than other projects’ they go with. It would certainly be intriguing to see something fresh and new too…
 

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Confirmation of the new Disney+ series as mentioned above - Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+…

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Confirmation of a new Star Wars theatrical film announced - directed by Taika Waititi…
 

Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi to direct and co-write new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release; Oascar Nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns to co-write Screenplay with Waititi’:-

https://www.starwars.com/news/taika-waititi-announce
 

"Academy Award winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release.

Joining Waititi on the screenplay will be Academy Award® nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho), who received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on the three-time Oscar-winning film, 1917.

In addition, Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the series, which adds to a growing list of Star Wars stories for Disney’s streaming platform including The Mandalorian, now in post-production on Season Two, and two other previously announced series: one based on Cassian Andor’s life prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.

Release dates for both Waititi’s and Headland’s projects have not yet been announced."
 

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Man, I would love it if Leslye Headland was working on a series that included Enfys Nest, particularly if they could get Erin Kellyman to reprise the role. Considering what a mess the Solo film was, I suspect we may never see her again otherwise. She’s the only reason I ever watch it and I skip/FF through most of it just to watch her scenes and a few others.

Waititi doing anything for them is almost certainly a win. Both of these are good news and a sign that Disney may focusing on moving Star Wars to the small screen. No complaints here.

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You’re killing me, Smalls.

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'Star Wars: Comedian Paul Scheer Details His “After Darth” Talk Show That Disney Scrapped’:

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/star-wars-paul-scheer-talk-show-after-darth-details-cancelled
 

Paul goes on to infer the show will likely never see the light of day, though there were 8 episodes filmed…
 

A snippet from the article:

“We got to create whatever we wanted and the cool thing was, because Disney was behind it, we got to use all the things that you could never use in life,” the comedian admitted. “Like, we could have the full Darth Vader costumes, full recreation of the Millennium Falcon, using the sound effects, using the video footage. We got to really create something that was very much in canon of Star Wars. Which, you know, is so rare to use music and video clips and stuff like that, and we got access to all of it, and then, like I said, it never aired. But there are eight episodes of it.”

He continued, “Maybe it’s for the best, I don’t know. All I’ll say is, for as much as I enjoyed it, I would imagine it would also make people incredibly upset. It definitely was not taking Star Wars seriously, at all.”
 

Sounds kinda fun - a lighthearted Star Wars ‘talk show’? Why the hell not? 😃 And kind of a shame that it won’t happen.

Fun and Star Wars are two things in short supply in the fandom for a few years now.

Where negatviity, monetised hate and toxicity is all the rage (pun inteneded) 😉

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Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge - Trailer’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynDMTiamRRY - at the official ‘Star Wars Kids’ youtube channel. (2 mins)

 

'Star Wars Jedi Challenge to debut on June 3rd, on Star Wars Kids’:-

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-jedi-temple-challenge-premiere
 

'Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, the new game show set in a galaxy far, far away, will soon arrive in our own.

Premiering with two full episodes on June 3, 2020, the weekly series tests young Padawans’ strength, knowledge, and bravery in a series of trials designed to discover who is capable of becoming a Jedi Knight.

The 10-episode series will debut on StarWarsKids.com and the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel, which currently host 'Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures,‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars fun facts, craft and drawing tutorials’, and several other activities for young fans.’

“With so many children and families home and looking to Star Wars for hope and entertainment, we wanted to make Jedi Temple Challenge available to as many young fans as possible by airing the series on our Star Wars Kids network for everyone to enjoy,” says Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming, Mickey Capoferri.

Ahmed Best, known to many fans as Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels, hosts the show as a new Jedi, Master Kelleran Beq. Best guides players through three rounds of trials as they vie to become Jedi Knights and wield the iconic symbol of the guardians of peace and justice, the lightsaber. Accompanying Best is Mary Holland (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) who voices the wise-cracking protocol droid companion AD-3, and Sam Witwer, who gives a unique voice to the dark side of the Force. Witwer recently reprised his role as the voice of Darth Maul in the critically acclaimed final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.’
 

Looks a lot of fun for the kids taking part - and for Ahmed Best. I hope it does well.
 

Episode 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF8mT0RMqDA
Episode 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eemsUbm3vcA
Episode 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZpmUpzR1Hc
 

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I’m surprised this is going up on their Youtube channel. I thought this was a D+ series.

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Stepping softly in a danger zone…

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'U.K. Industry Confirms COVID-19 Guidelines for Film & High-End TV, Giving Greenlight for Production:-

https://variety.com/2020/film/global/uk-industry-publishes-covid-19-guidance-1234621699

^ seems the new shows that were due to be filmed in the UK (Cassian Andor? maybe more?) may resume / start shooting soon…
 

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Lucas’ prequel method of shooting actors separately might actually come in handy now.

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Where were you in '77?

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Going through my usual need to have my morning news with coffee (which lately has all been bad news), I saw this in an ‘entertainment’ section of google… and I’m still cleaning the coffee off my computer monitor. I seriously LOL’d when I read this crap.
https://cosmicbook.news/disney-resetting-star-wars-erasing-last-jedi

Seriously, comedic gold. Ever wanted to hear the ridiculous ramblings of a wishful heartbroken fanboy? Here’s this “Doomcock Overlord”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H91ZTzqVI4&feature=emb_logo
I hope this is an elaborate ruse by HelloGreedo, heh

Sorry if this was posted elsewhere, but I felt it needed shared, if only to give people a good laugh

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Jesus, how pathetic can you be? This “Doomcock” guy would probably be funny if he wasn’t just embarrassing.

My preferred saga experience:
ANH (4K77), ESB (Harmy), ROTJ (4K83).
Everything else is optional.

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“Doomcock” is almost certainly a satirical channel.

Hellogreedo I’m looking at you

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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God, I wish HelloGreedo was just making this guy up. Unfortunately, he’s real, and some people actually buy into this shit.

My preferred saga experience:
ANH (4K77), ESB (Harmy), ROTJ (4K83).
Everything else is optional.

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It’s odd how this guy tries to make himself sound intelligent and in-the-know with Lucasfilm, yet doesn’t somehow factor into his bullshit that Disney/Lucasfilm would never take 3 billion-dollar+ money making movies and make them just ‘go away’, however divisively they were received by some fans/him. He claims that once Kathleen Kennedy’s contract ends in 2022 that Bob Iger himself will hire a replacement head at Lucasfilm: A.) Not his decision, KK can decide to renew her contract or choose a successor, B.) Bob Iger is no longer CEO!

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Is there any news on the Kenobi movie/TV show/miniseries/Apple Watch exclusive video game? Having recently seen T2 Trainspotting, season 3 of Fargo, and Birds of Prey, I’m really down for some more Ewan McGregor.