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Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over $2 billion worldwide, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made well over $1 billion. Numbers like that ensure that the Star Wars franchise is here to stay, but we don’t really know yet what to expect from the main saga or even the Anthology movies after Episode IX and Han Solo hit theatres.
There’ve been lots of rumours about which characters could take centre stage in their own spinoffs, as well as the direction in which the next trilogy could head, but so far, nothing’s been confirmed. Thankfully though, that may soon change, as in a recent interview, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy was quick to point out that execs at the studio will be meeting shortly to start planning out the franchise’s future.
“To be honest, we are beginning to talk about [the spinoffs] right now. We have four or five »
- Josh Wilding
It's been an exciting week for Star Wars fans with the premier of The Last Jedi trailer at Star Wars Celebration last weekend, getting fans into a fever pitch of excitement and fan theories. In addition, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has recently been released to the home video/streaming market where it continues to be a giant success, which was a gamble that Disney profited off of in a major way. With the success of Rogue One, it seems that Disney is ready to look into the future of more Star Wars spin-offs after Episode IX.
At last week's Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy hinted about a untitled 2020 anthology film that could be officially announced as soon as the summer of 2018 with the release of the Han Solo spinoff. But it seems now that the official announcement could come much sooner. In an interview with E-Cartela (via StarWarsNewsNet), Kennedy says this. »
While we're still unsure whether or not General Leia will come face-to-face with her son Kylo Ren after he killed Han Solo, or if she'll reunite with her twin brother Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, one thing is for certain. Leia and Poe will have a few scenes together. In a recent interview, Oscar Isaac, who plays ace X-Wing fighter Poe Dameron, opened up about his time spent on set with the late Carrie Fisher. And even though we don't really know much about Poe yet, these scenes shot between them should be intense and emotional for the audience.
Carrie Fisher's untimely passing last year had every Star Wars fan wondering if the beloved actress would ever return to the franchise. Fisher had already filmed her scenes for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The question was whether she would be digitally recreated for Star Wars »
Is a popular prequel-era Jedi about to be introduced on the big screen in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story? New rumors suggest as much. Though there isn't a confirmation from LucasFilm and Disney. And this particular Jedi's name, if participating, has been altered from its original form.
Han Solo was a no show at Star Wars Celebration last weekend, even though many fans expected that the first teaser trailer would be shown. But we didn't even get a first look at Alden Ehrenreich in costume. There was a definite void felt in the Anthology arena. One that Making Star Wars is helping to fill this afternoon with news of a previously unannounced character that will show up in the second Star Wars Story.
Msw claims that while attending Star Wars Celebration, a piece of paper was placed in front of them containing the words 'Red Cup' which is the »
The next anthology film in the Star Wars universe could very well be announced as soon as this summer.
We’ve known for a while now that the young Han Solo movie is coming our way, and we of course know all about the upcoming Episode VIII and IX to finish off the new trilogy which started with The Force Awakens.
But what we don’t know is what will come after. There has been plenty of speculation, such as a solo Obi-Wan movie, a Boba Fett film and even a Ya romance, but nothing concrete from Disney or Lucafilm.
“I think we’re getting close. My hope would be sometime around the summer. I never want to predict the »
- Samuel Brace
We had heard some weeks ago that the young Han Solo anthology movie would reveal the true name behind the legendary character before he took up the moniker he would become famous for.
Speaking to MTV, Kennedy reaffirmed that the movie won’t reveal how Solo got his name, but what Iger actually meant is that the galaxy will learn who Han is through his adventures in the film.
“I’m not sure that that’s entirely what Bob meant. There’s more to Han Solo’s name, but it’s not that it’s not his name. It’s obviously his name. It will always be his name,” Kennedy said.
Well, that’s that sorted then. Panic over.
This week has also given us »
- Samuel Brace
Star Wars Celebration in Orlando kicked off last week with an epic panel that celebrated the franchise's 40th Anniversary. It included a heartwarming tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. The next day, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy joined director Rian Johnson for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel, celebrating what will ultimately be one of Carrie Fisher's last movies. Both the LucasFilm president and director paid tribute to the late actress in their own way, and Rian Johnson revealed that she even helped him write the Last Jedi script.
During the first half of the panel, hosted by Josh Gad, fans got to see a number of The Last Jedi behind-the-scenes photos that were taken by Rian Johnson on the set, one of which featured Carrie Fisher in full costume, with her feet up on a desk between takes, alongside Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and John Boyega (Finn). Josh Gad »
Star Wars Celebration took place over the weekend and, when compared to last year's event, it really delivered in spades. A lot of news came out, and a lot of reveals were made. But if there was one thing that was absent, it was an announcement of a new Star Wars movie. Worry not, Star Wars fans, because we probably won't have to wait very long to find out what the next Star Wars Anthology Movie will be in the Star Wars universe, according to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
MTV caught up with Kathleen Kennedy during Star Wars Celebration, shortly after the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted. When asked about when we can maybe expect to hear about the next Star Wars anthology movie, which is slated to come out in 2020, she revealed that the announcement could be made very soon. Here is what she had to say about it. »
Star Wars Celebration continues to be the gift that keeps on giving…provided that you like Star Wars movie news. It’s been two days since the Orlando, Florida, convention ended, and we’re still getting news about Star Wars anthology films — including a possible Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff! — as well as clarification over Disney CEO Bob Iger really […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
Simon Brew Apr 18, 2017
Right now, Lucasfilm has Star Wars: The Last Jedi deep in post-production, ahead of its release this coming December. And filming on the untitled Han Solo spin-off movie continues in London, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller directing. After that, there’s one announced Star Wars film to go, as Colin Trevorrow takes on the directing mantle for Star Wars: Episode IX.
However, it’s long been teased that more films are in the works, and 2020 is expected to see the next Star Wars spin-off movie. Chatting to MTV, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy has now admitted that the firm is getting close to announcing its plan for the movie.
“I think we’re getting close”, she said. “My hope would be sometime around the summer” she added, when quizzed when we can expect to hear more. »
MTV News has a video posted on their Facebook page showcasing a quick interview they had with Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, about the future of the Star Wars franchise. In it, she comments upon a number of topics such as how long we can expect the Saga films to last, the meaning of Bob Iger's recent comments about Han Solo's name, as well as questions about Rey's parentage.
One big piece of information she discussed was the chance of an announcement for a new Anthology film. While not confirming what the subject of the movie will be or offering any specifics, she did mention that Lucasfilm hopes to have the next Anthology film announced by the end of the summer.
"Sure George, we'll make a Jar Jar trilogy."
This will be good news for Star Wars fans. While I fully anticipate there being an announcement, I did »
- Tim Jousma
Last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger made some interesting comments about the highly-anticipated Han Solo spin-off, revealing that fans will learn how Han meets his Wookie partner Chewbacca, and that it will follow Han between the years of 18 and 24. The Disney head also dropped quite a big bombshell that has had fans up in arms ever since, revealing that Han Solo isn't actually this smuggler's real name. Thankfully, during Star Wars Celebration this past week, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that Han Solo's name will not change.
Ever since Bob Iger made this revelation in late March, some fans have theorized that this Han Solo movie will reveal his real name to be Han Ren, which would explain why his son Ben changed his name to Kylo Ren when he turned to the Dark Side before the events of The Force Awakens. This fan theory has yet to be confirmed, »
A lot regarding the upcoming Han Solo spinoff film has been questionable. Yes, we all love Han Solo. We love his smooth-talking, his swagger, and his street savvy. It’s no accident that he ended up being one of the most beloved Star Wars characters of all time. The fact that LucasFilm is actually going back and re-visiting him was quite the risky move.
So far, all the talent in place seems promising. We have Lawrence Kasdan co-writing the script, we have Phil Lord and Chris Miller at the helm, and we have Alden Ehrenreich taking on the role of the scoundrel himself. However, last month, there was an investors call, and on it, Bob Iger reportedly said, according to reporter Ben Fritz, that the film would follow Han finding the Falcon, meeting Chewbacca, and “getting his name.”
Han Solo movie will follow him from age 18 through 24 and show him finding the Falcon, »
- Joseph Medina
The dust is just now beginning to settle from Star Wars Celebration and for many, it is the dual reveal of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Dice’s video game sequel, Star Wars Battlefront II, that stole the show – followed closely by the moving video tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher.
For those four days, Orlando, Florida was transformed into the busiest hub for Star Wars news in the whole galaxy, and even now, various morsels of information continue to find their way onto the interwebs. Case in point: MTV’s interview with Kathleen Kennedy, in which the Lucasfilm head honcho discussed the current layout of the timeline and, perhaps most exciting of all, the next spinoff movie.
- Michael Briers
For as much lore as George Lucas crammed into every possible minute of the “Star Wars” franchise, the movies themselves have a surprisingly narrow scope. The now-defunct expanded universe — books and video games like “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” — hinted at thousands of years of struggle between the light side and the dark side, with Jedi warriors and Sith lords alike caught in an endless battle between good and evil.
- Matthew Monagle
While it was suggested by her brother that Carrie Fisher would make a posthumous appearance as General Leia in Episode IX, it’s now been confirmed that The Last Jedi will be her final bow. LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed it this morning on Good Morning America. It was originally thought that Fisher might be making the episode IX appearance by her brother Todd. Either way, there’s been nothing but love for Fisher. Hopefully Todd doesn’t respond negatively to the news. Exclusive: Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy says Carrie Fisher will Not be in @StarWars Episode 9 as General Leia. #Swco #TheLastJedi
- Nat Berman
With the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher late last year, many questioned what would become of Princess Leia role in the ongoing Star Wars saga, especially the still to be filmed Episode IX. Previous comments from Todd Fisher, the late actresses brother, seemed to suggest that cut footage from The Last Jedi would be used to keep Fisher’s story going till the very end, going as far as saying he and Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, gave Disney permission to use the footage. But that seems to be not true, with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy telling Good Morning America that The Last Jedi will be the last time we see Leia, stating that Todd Fisher was “probably confused”: We finished everything in VIII and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie, and we’re so happy we were able to complete filming in the summer. Unfortunately, Carrie passed »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
If you're a fan of Star Wars, it has most definitely been a pretty great weekend for you. Even if you didn't actually make to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, the event has brought tons of news and reveals for fans all around the world. Plus, Disney and Lucasfilm have been kind enough to live stream the biggest events and panels from Star Wars Celebration for everyone to enjoy. And that includes the Celebration Orlando Closing Ceremony panel, which you can watch for yourself live right now.
Star Wars Celebration has brought so much to the table this year. The event kicked off with the 40th anniversary panel, which brought George Lucas back to the event and saw Harrison Ford at Star Wars Celebration for the very first time. There was also the Last Jedi panel, which finally gave us some information on the highly secretive and highly-anticipated sequel to »
A few weeks ago Disney’s Bob Iger revealed that Lucasfilm was beginning to map out the next 15 years of Star Wars movies, and now during an interview with Fandango at Star Wars Celebration, Kathleen Kennedy has been discussing whether the Skywalker saga will extend beyond 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX, or if the focus will shift to Anthology movies.
“I certainly foresee movies past nine. Whether or not we carry on the Skywalker saga… you know, George always intended nine movies, and whether we continue that or not is something we’re talking about right now. If the story warrants it, we’ll absolutely do it. If it actually inspires new ideas, then we’ll probably head in that direction. We just don’t know yet.”
How would you like to see the main saga continue? »
- Gary Collinson
Ever since the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, there’s been much debate over how Lucasfilm should proceed with the rest of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. After appearing in The Force Awakens, the actress will once again show up on the silver screen in The Last Jedi, and has a fairly large role in it from what we understand. That much has been confirmed. And because she had already shot all of her scenes for Rian Johnson’s movie before she died, no changes or alternations were necessary.
When it comes to Episode IX, however, things are a bit more tricky. Fisher was set to appear as Leia in the 2019 flick and at the time of her death, we’d heard that the character was a major part of the plot. This led many to believe that Lucasfilm might take the CGI route and recreate her digitally, though that »
- Mark Cassidy
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