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ZkinandBonez said:

DISNEY CEO SAYS THEY WILL BE MORE CAREFUL ABOUT THE VOLUME AND TIMING OF FUTURE STAR WARS MOVIES GOING FORWARD

I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven’t been specific about. And we are just at the point where we’re gonna start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.’s. But I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.
-Bob Iger

Interesting wording on the Weiss and Benioff project…

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Fascinating.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Collipso said:

did he mention Rian’s trilogy?

He didn’t mention the Favreau series either, so I wouldn’t put to much though into it. Plus, Johnson did recently confirm that he was still working on the new trilogy.

Bob Iger said:

We have creative entities, including Benioff and Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own…

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Disney has announced the release dates for three untitled Star Wars films, which will be December of 2022, 2024, and 2026, much like the ST.

https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2019/05/07/disney-just-announced-three-new-star-wars-movies

Nothing else has been said about just what these films will be, whether they’re Rian’s, Weiss & Benioff’s, some of each, or something else entirely.

What I find curious is that IIRC Fox had set the release date for Avatar 4 in December of 2024, so I guess that’s getting moved. James Cameron said Avatar 4 and 5 wouldn’t get finished at all unless 2 and 3 do well, so maybe Disney is taking a “we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it” approach now.

Star Wars, meanwhile, continues to be a license to print money.

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Disney released their entire slate for the next few years. They’re going to alternate releases of each Avatar and Star Wars every December (2021 Avatar 2, 2022 new Star Wars, 2023 Avatar 3, etc.).

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Fang Zei said:

Disney has announced the release dates for three untitled Star Wars films, which will be December of 2022, 2024, and 2026, much like the ST.

I’m glad to see that they’ve learned from the release-date flub of Solo and that they’re not trying to compete with the MCU formula. A SW film every other year, and a few TV shows to keep us busy in-between, makes much more sense than to pump one (or more) out each year.

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DominicCobb said:

Disney released their entire slate for the next few years. They’re going to alternate releases of each Avatar and Star Wars every December (2021 Avatar 2, 2022 new Star Wars, 2023 Avatar 3, etc.).

Makes way more sense now, thank you for the clarification. I went back and clicked the link in that article and see they pushed back Avatar 2 yet again. Anyone remember when it was going to hit theaters December of 2015 (the release window Episode VII moved right into) and was then slated for 2016 until Rogue One stared it in the face and it moved again?

I wonder if WB releasing Dune only a month earlier had anything to do with Disney pushing Avatar 2 back an entire year. Hopefully audiences give it a shot, I’d love to see the rest of Frank Herbert’s main series adapted for the big screen by Denis Villeneuve. I mean, we got five Michael Bay Transformers movies, didn’t we?

Meanwhile, I see Disney’s got a Marvel movie, a Pixar movie, a live-action Cruella movie and (via Fox) Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, all in those last two months of 2020.

Speaking of Spielberg, Indy 5 is still slated for July of 2021, and now that we know there won’t be another big screen Lucasfilm production released until a year and a half later I’d say the chances are good they actually hold to that release date this time.

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Fang Zei said:

DominicCobb said:

Disney released their entire slate for the next few years. They’re going to alternate releases of each Avatar and Star Wars every December (2021 Avatar 2, 2022 new Star Wars, 2023 Avatar 3, etc.).

Makes way more sense now, thank you for the clarification. I went back and clicked the link in that article and see they pushed back Avatar 2 yet again. Anyone remember when it was going to hit theaters December of 2015 (the release window Episode VII moved right into) and was then slated for 2016 until Rogue One stared it in the face and it moved again?

I wonder if WB releasing Dune only a month earlier had anything to do with Disney pushing Avatar 2 back an entire year. Hopefully audiences give it a shot, I’d love to see the rest of Frank Herbert’s main series adapted for the big screen by Denis Villeneuve. I mean, we got five Michael Bay Transformers movies, didn’t we?

Meanwhile, I see Disney’s got a Marvel movie, a Pixar movie, a live-action Cruella movie and (via Fox) Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, all in those last two months of 2020.

Speaking of Spielberg, Indy 5 is still slated for July of 2021, and now that we know there won’t be another big screen Lucasfilm production released until a year and a half later I’s say the chances are good they actually hold to that release date this time.

The Avatar Sequels always make me chuckle. The first one was a huge success, but since 2008 a ton’s changed. We witnessed the rise of the MCU, and with it the “cinematic universe” which we now see with DC and Godzilla. Star Wars and Marvel have become insanely profitable. Avatar 2 should have come out in 2012 or something, back when it was still popular with the public. Once you have two great movies you got a franchise… but as it stands most people will look at Avatar 2 as just another “two-decade late sequel” like Independence Day or Blade Runner. One of which was good the other not- both of which struggled at the box office.

Concerning Lucasfilm- I am annoyed they are stuck to Star Wars. I know this is an unpopular opinion for a star wars site… but George Lucas created his two big franchises from nothing. Why does his company have to stick to just Star Wars? Why not make a new franchise and market it as the “third Lucasfilm property” alongside SW and Indy?

Or just make some Indy movies. How they recast Solo before they made another Indy is beyond me.

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Fang Zei said:

DominicCobb said:

Disney released their entire slate for the next few years. They’re going to alternate releases of each Avatar and Star Wars every December (2021 Avatar 2, 2022 new Star Wars, 2023 Avatar 3, etc.).

I wonder if WB releasing Dune only a month earlier had anything to do with Disney pushing Avatar 2 back an entire year.

Really doubt that Disney would be worried that the sequel to (as of writing) the biggest movie ever will face rough competition against a remake of a box office flop directed by the guy who just made a long awaited sequel that turned out a box office flop (I’m really excited for it though). More likely than not James Cameron himself is delaying it (or, the same reason it’s been delayed for the last five years).

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DominicCobb said:

Fang Zei said:

DominicCobb said:

Disney released their entire slate for the next few years. They’re going to alternate releases of each Avatar and Star Wars every December (2021 Avatar 2, 2022 new Star Wars, 2023 Avatar 3, etc.).

I wonder if WB releasing Dune only a month earlier had anything to do with Disney pushing Avatar 2 back an entire year.

Really doubt that Disney would be worried that the sequel to (as of writing) the biggest movie ever will face rough competition against a remake of a box office flop directed by the guy who just made a long awaited sequel that turned out a box office flop (I’m really excited for it though). More likely than not James Cameron himself is delaying it (or, the same reason it’s been delayed for the last five years).

I really don’t see Avatar 2 being a big hit more than a decade after the first one. But yeah, I doubt Disney is worried about Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which is unfortunate as I think he’s one of the best film directors working today. Blade Runner 2049 was easily my favorite movie of 2017 and the best recent release I’ve seen in a long time.

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DominicCobb said:

Fang Zei said:

DominicCobb said:

Disney released their entire slate for the next few years. They’re going to alternate releases of each Avatar and Star Wars every December (2021 Avatar 2, 2022 new Star Wars, 2023 Avatar 3, etc.).

I wonder if WB releasing Dune only a month earlier had anything to do with Disney pushing Avatar 2 back an entire year.

Really doubt that Disney would be worried that the sequel to (as of writing) the biggest movie ever will face rough competition against a remake of a box office flop directed by the guy who just made a long awaited sequel that turned out a box office flop (I’m really excited for it though). More likely than not James Cameron himself is delaying it (or, the same reason it’s been delayed for the last five years).

Oh, Cameron can only be happy they’ve been delayed again. It gives him that much more time to perfect their presentation. More Dolby Cinemas and Imax-with-laser theaters will have opened by that point. He’s been hyping the capabilities of Dolby Vision 3D, and I wonder if this might be the first cgi-heavy 3D production to be finished in natively rendered 4k-per-eye. Maybe by the time the last two sequels come out he will have finally brought his dream of glasses-free 3D projection tech to fruition, even if it’s only in a few theaters here and there.

It makes me wonder how these future Star Wars movies will be made, now that they won’t be constrained by having to fit within the pre-existing saga.

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pleasehello said:

DominicCobb said:

Fang Zei said:

DominicCobb said:

Disney released their entire slate for the next few years. They’re going to alternate releases of each Avatar and Star Wars every December (2021 Avatar 2, 2022 new Star Wars, 2023 Avatar 3, etc.).

I wonder if WB releasing Dune only a month earlier had anything to do with Disney pushing Avatar 2 back an entire year.

Really doubt that Disney would be worried that the sequel to (as of writing) the biggest movie ever will face rough competition against a remake of a box office flop directed by the guy who just made a long awaited sequel that turned out a box office flop (I’m really excited for it though). More likely than not James Cameron himself is delaying it (or, the same reason it’s been delayed for the last five years).

I really don’t see Avatar 2 being a big hit more than a decade after the first one. But yeah, I doubt Disney is worried about Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which is unfortunate as I think he’s one of the best film directors working today. Blade Runner 2049 was easily my favorite movie of 2017 and the best recent release I’ve seen in a long time.

Well maybe it depends on your definition of big hit. I think it’s silly to think it won’t be big.

And I like Villeneuve too and thought BR2049 was great. Very much looking forward to Dune, which I should clarify I don’t think is a definite flop-to-be, just not a sure fire success.

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OutboundFlight said:

Concerning Lucasfilm- I am annoyed they are stuck to Star Wars. I know this is an unpopular opinion for a star wars site… but George Lucas created his two big franchises from nothing. Why does his company have to stick to just Star Wars? Why not make a new franchise and market it as the “third Lucasfilm property” alongside SW and Indy?

I agree with this! I mean I’m all for more Star Wars and Indy, but why not play around with some brand new potential IPs? Something fantasy, like a new Willow? A pirate film based off the Monkey Island games? Or something totally new.

I think a motto Lucasfilm could stick to would be the reason why Lucas wanted to make movies like Indy or Star Wars in the first place. They were inspired by the kind of stories he had growing up that he felt kids in the 70s-80s needed. There are so many types of movies now, but maybe Lucasfilm could try to fill a creative void for something we’re craving that we don’t even realize yet.

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George had his animated film Strange Magic, which Disney unceremoniously dumped in theaters with practically zero promotion. The Mouse thinks so little of it there isn’t even a Blu-Ray release.

Not sure I want to see Indiana Jones and The Curse of The Broken Hip. 😉

As for Willow, I guess you guys missed this post…
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-News-articles-that-may-not-have-enough-interest-for-their-own-threads/id/62111/page/2#1279615

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RogueLeader said:

A pirate film based off the Monkey Island games? Or something totally new.

Well I guess we already have (and I’m not sarcastic in any way, as I really enjoy them (the first three mainly)) the Pirates of the Caribbean for that, especially the first one, but I’d love to see a Monkey Island movie 😄

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I’d be up for movies based on Ballblazer and Rescue On Fractalus. 😃

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FWIW, Curse of the Black Pearl used many ideas from a cancelled Monkey Island movie.

I personally love having a SW movie every year so long as it’s not always a new Episode. I do think with the saga over, though, they should ease up on it. Personally I would’ve had two years between Episodes like the other two trilogies, with two more spinoffs in between to compensate for a good 7 years of annual SW, and then nothing for a good five years afterwards.

Lucasfilm should definitely try dabbling in other IPs they have.

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A three year wait after TRoS for another trilogy? Sounds perfect. I love they will be released every other year during the holidays too. That time of year just feels perfect for Star Wars to me. Marvel feels right for spring and summer.

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OutboundFlight said:

Fang Zei said:

DominicCobb said:

Disney released their entire slate for the next few years. They’re going to alternate releases of each Avatar and Star Wars every December (2021 Avatar 2, 2022 new Star Wars, 2023 Avatar 3, etc.).

Makes way more sense now, thank you for the clarification. I went back and clicked the link in that article and see they pushed back Avatar 2 yet again. Anyone remember when it was going to hit theaters December of 2015 (the release window Episode VII moved right into) and was then slated for 2016 until Rogue One stared it in the face and it moved again?

I wonder if WB releasing Dune only a month earlier had anything to do with Disney pushing Avatar 2 back an entire year. Hopefully audiences give it a shot, I’d love to see the rest of Frank Herbert’s main series adapted for the big screen by Denis Villeneuve. I mean, we got five Michael Bay Transformers movies, didn’t we?

Meanwhile, I see Disney’s got a Marvel movie, a Pixar movie, a live-action Cruella movie and (via Fox) Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, all in those last two months of 2020.

Speaking of Spielberg, Indy 5 is still slated for July of 2021, and now that we know there won’t be another big screen Lucasfilm production released until a year and a half later I’s say the chances are good they actually hold to that release date this time.

The Avatar Sequels always make me chuckle. The first one was a huge success, but since 2008 a ton’s changed. We witnessed the rise of the MCU, and with it the “cinematic universe” which we now see with DC and Godzilla. Star Wars and Marvel have become insanely profitable. Avatar 2 should have come out in 2012 or something, back when it was still popular with the public. Once you have two great movies you got a franchise… but as it stands most people will look at Avatar 2 as just another “two-decade late sequel” like Independence Day or Blade Runner. One of which was good the other not- both of which struggled at the box office.

Concerning Lucasfilm- I am annoyed they are stuck to Star Wars. I know this is an unpopular opinion for a star wars site… but George Lucas created his two big franchises from nothing. Why does his company have to stick to just Star Wars? Why not make a new franchise and market it as the “third Lucasfilm property” alongside SW and Indy?

Or just make some Indy movies. How they recast Solo before they made another Indy is beyond me.

It’s funny you bring up the “cinematic universe” comparison, because those are the exact buzz words Fox used two or three years ago when it was officially announced that there would be four Avatar sequels.

It just occurred to me that the same amount of time will have passed since the original Avatar as Cameron took to make said original after Titanic was released.

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More movies similar to Rogue One would be welcome. TRoS already seems to be a cure for insomnia. Darth Vader “horroresque” qould be ideal if it took some inspiration from the last bit of Rogue One. No rehashing anything from the OT or PT. New material.

Avatar sequels need to fail at the box office. Give me True Lies 2.

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I would have took a True Lies sequel 24 years ago, but not now. You could make a new True Lies and I would love to see Robert Downey Jr. take on that character.

I can do the voices of C-3PO, Old Ben Kenobi, the Emperor, and Yoda.

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Whatever happens to Rian Johnson’s trilogy, would everyone here like the idea of him directing the trilogy that Benioff and Weiss are producing and working on?

Noah Lawson