Disney boss reveals a live-action Star Wars TV series is on the way in 2019. But will it convince you to fork out for the Disney streaming service?
The leading film producer has already asked the Academy to “take the first steps toward creating this commission”.
While Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy deals with fallout over her decision to fire Han Solo directors, one person who absolutely understands her position is Kevin Feige, the producing force behind another valuable Disney-owned galaxy: the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney weighs options for the future of the iconic character as directors for the upcoming 'Episode VIII' and 2019's 'Episode IX' plan out how she will fit into the rest of the franchise films
Exec tells Empire Magazine no matter how well the first standalone Star Wars performs at the box office, this story is one and done
Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Just before the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ J.J. Abrams revealed that he believed Ava DuVernay should direct her very own instalment to the series. “We want to make sure that when we bring a female director to do ‘Star Wars’, they’re set up for success,” Kennedy explained to Variety.
While we’ve still got ‘Rogue One’, ‘Star Wars: Episodes 8’ & ‘9’, the ‘Han Solo spin-off’, and a third Anthology film that we know next to nothing about to get excited over, there currently aren’t any plans for further ‘Star Wars’ films beyond 2020. Kennedy made this admission to Entertainment Weekly, after being asked whether ‘Episode IX’ would conclude the Skywalker saga, whether a new trilogy would begin, or if they might focus on standalone films that then sporadically tie together for a crossover blockbuster, a la Marvel. “That’s a conversation going on right now, too,” Kennedy explained.