#StarWars news: in the wake of J.J. Abrams taking over as director of #StarWarsIX, it’s release date has been pushed back from May 24, 2019 to Dec. 20, 2019. It had already been reported that production on “Star Wars IX” was being pushed back from February, 2018 to June.
Disney has replaced the release schedule for May 24, 2019 with a live-action version of #Aladdin.
#StarWars News: J.J. Abrams has been selected by #LucasFilm to write & direct #StarWarsIX! He will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. The announcement was made on the starters.com website earlier this morning.
#RIP: comic book author Len Wein has died at the age of 69. He co-created D.C.’s #SwampThing & #Marvel’s #Wolverine; helped revive the #XMen & edited the #Watchmen. Our condolences to his family, friends & fans. May he rest in peace.
Len Wein (1948-2017)
Major #StarWars News: Colin Trevorrow is out as the #StarWarsIX director. #Disney issued a short statement on Tuesday about the departure. No successor was named:
“Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon..”
This isn’t the first time that Disney has removed a director from a Star Wars film: it was only back on June 20 when Disney ousted Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the Star Wars Han Solo movie and replaced them with Ron Howard.
This fan-made video explaining the entire canon #StarWars timeline was released back on May 4, 2017. It’s over 26 minutes long and highly detailed. It includes a lot of material from outside of the movies that is still regarded as canon. Highly recommended.
A new trailer for the 4th season of “#StarWars #Rebels” has been released! The 4th season premiers on Oct. 16, 2017 on #DisneyXD!
#RIP: condolences to the family, friends & fans of actor Richard Anderson (1926-2017), who died today at 91. He played Oscar Goldman in #SixMillionDollarMan & #BionicWoman; Chief Quinn in #ForbiddenPlanet; & more. May he rest in peace.
Richard Anderson (1926-2017)