Earlier today, #Disney Chairman & CEO Bob Iger announced that #LucasFilm will begin development of a 2nd live-action series for its direct-to-customer streaming service. The series will be based on the #RogueOne rebel Cassian Andor before the events of that movie, and actor Diego Luna will be reprising the roll.
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Diego Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
The announcement was also released on #YouTube:
Any hopes that #StarWars fans may have continued to have that a long-awaited #BobaFett movie would be filmed have been crushed. During an encounter between reporter Erick Weber and #LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy at a special screening of “Black Panther”, she reportedly told Erick that the “Boba Fett movie is 100% dead”.
While it had been announced one day before the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” movie opened in theaters that James Mangold would write and direct the Boba Fett movie, its poor box office receipts caused LucasFilm to put all of the one-off standalone movies on hold.
The reason that Kathleen Kennedy gave for killing the Boba Fett movie is the upcoming live action series “The Mandalorian”.
Police are investigating a theft that occurred on the set of the upcoming live-action #StarWars series #TheMandalorian on Oct. 24, 2018. #Lucasfilm is scrambling to ensure that no major secrets to the show have been compromised.
The theft includes a lot of expensive equipment from the camera department that may also contain a memory card storing sensitive information about the upcoming series.
Both Lucasfilm and the Manhattan Beach Police Department have launched investigations to try and locate the missing equipment. Crewmen responsible for the cameras have been questioned.
#StarWars creator George Lucas paid the set of the upcoming live-action streamed series #TheMandalorian a surprise visit where he met with writer & producer Jon Favreau, as well as Dave Filoni, who produced the animated “Star Wars” series #TheCloneWars and #Rebels. Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of “The Mandalorian”, which follows the lone bounty hunter “in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
#StarWars today revealed the name of its upcoming live-action internet series: #TheMandalorian. They also revealed the first image of the main character. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The story follows “the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic”.
The series will be written and executively produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau. Dave Filoni (of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels) will direct the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
The following view update was also released on the official “Star Wars” YouTube channel:
On his Instagram account, Jon Favreau said the following:
#Disney released a new “#StarWars #Resistance” featurette on #YouTube:
#RIP: the legendary actor Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82. Born Feb. 11, 1936, most of his work was not in #SciFi or #fantasy, but he did play Rocky Rhodes in an episode of #TheTwilightZone, and Mentor in two #UniversalSoldier TV movies.
Burt Reynolds also turned down the opportunity to portray Han Solo in #StarWars: the role was offered to him before Harrison Ford. While Burt Reynolds said later that he regretted not taking the role, it is interesting to speculate how different the “Star Wars” franchise would be had he been part of it.
We will, however, acknowledge some of his other works for which he will likely always be remembered:
- Quint in “Gunsmoke” (1962-1065).
- Lewis in “Deliverance” (1972).
- Paul Crewe in “The Longest Yard” (1974).
- The Bandit in “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977).
- J. J. McClure in “Cannonball Run” (1981).
- Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd in “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (1982).
Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.
Burt Reynolds (1936-2018)