Turner, whose main cable networks are TBS and TNT, can exclusively air the three main trilogies and standalone entries on the small screen and online for another six years. The company “would want financial considerations and programming to replace the lost films,” according to Bloomberg’s sources, and “the talks haven’t advanced further.”
Turner paid around $275 million for the rights to “Star Wars” in 2016, which was before Disney finished plans for its own streaming service.
If a deal is reached, the “Star Wars” actor will play John Thornton, a prospector braving the Yukon on the hunt for gold. The big-budget film is being adapted by 20th Century Fox from the classic 1903 Jack London novel about the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s. It has impressive cinematic as well as literary pedigree. Thornton was previously played by Clark Gable in a 1935 film version and by Charlton Heston in a 1972 version. Over the decades, “Call of the Wild” has inspired everything from a silent movie to a Snoopy TV special.
Chris Sanders (“The Croods”) is directing the film, which will have a script by Michael Green (“Logan”). Erwin Stoff is producing with Diana Pokorny serving as executive producer and Ryan Stafford working as co-producer. Steve Asbell will oversee the production for Fox.
A website called “RemakeTheLastJedi.com” and corresponding Twitter account popped up in June, purporting to be created by a group of producers who mean to make a new version of “Episode VIII.” Of course, people can pledge money on that website. Supposedly it has raised more than $22 million as of this writing — but claims that the cost of actually making the film will be covered by the unnamed producers behind it.
Director Rian Johnson responded on Twitter to the Remake account, and in keeping with his recent attitude in responding to the worst “Star Wars” fans and their online activities, he was appropriately cheeky.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard and written by Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan amidst a troubled production, takes the viewer back to the beginning of the journey, to understand how Han Solo became a pilot, how he won the Millennium Falcon,
Williams has scored eight “Star Wars” films to date: “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” “Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones,” “Revenge of the Sith,” “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.”
This upcoming Monday, March 5th is when the 90-minute finale of Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney Xd. Questions will be answered and others surely posed as Bridger and what's left of the Ghost crew face an all-out attack from Grand Admiral Thrawn, Governor Price and their forces.
A new 60-second trailer/sizzle reel for the super-sized Star Wars Rebels finale is out and it teases lots of action, the Emperor, and return of the Loth Wolves to help Bridger presumably face the Emperor.
The Season 4 and series finale is split into two consecutive episodes with the first's name a play on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Here are the names and descriptions for both,
About halfway through the film, a force ghost appears to help Luke Skywalker as he is about to burn the ancient Jedi writings and their tree to the ground. Yoda crashes the Star Wars: The Last Jedi party. Rian Johnson was able to get Frank Oz to reprise the role for this appearance, but also brought the lovable green character back as the classic puppet and not the CG character we saw in the Star Wars prequels. /Film spoke with Johnson about the return of Master Yoda:
Can you talk about getting Frank Oz back as Yoda?Yeah. Oh my God,
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