Disney Film Boss Alan Horn On ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’: ‘It’s Going To Be Terrific’

Star Wars Episode IX Rey Force Awakens Hair DisneyDuring an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn discussed the future of the Star Wars franchise after Episode IX.

Despite the fact that Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed over $1 billion and was acclaimed by many, the presence of vocally disgruntled fans and the disappointing box office performance of Solo has convinced some that the franchise is in disarray. When asked if the upcoming Episode IX would put the Star Wars saga “back on track,” Disney film boss Alan Horn noted that he has followed the production and communicated with the creative team behind the film extensively before stating it will be “terrific”:

“I just got back from the United Kingdom, which is not so united. (Laughs.) I went to the set, and was with J.J. [Abrams], Kathy and the cast. I watched a couple of scenes being shot and then we all had dinner. I have not seen a cut of it yet, but I watch dailies every weekend and send J.J. and Kathy a note every weekend. It’s a big deal, and it’s going to be terrific.”

As for what the future holds for the Star Wars franchise after the Skywalker saga concludes, Horn simply replied:

“It’s all in discussion.”

Are you excited to see what Disney has planned for the franchise? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Suicide Squad Characters That Can Appear In The James Gunn Sequel

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James Gunn Suicide Squad DC ComicsJames Gunn is directing The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. but that comes at a cost.

When the first Suicide Squad was about to hit theaters DC fans were completely ecstatic. The trailers looked great and the feel of the movie was much different than the darkness that preceded it in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This movie was expected to be one of DC’s biggest hits and it turned out to be one of the biggest let-downs of all time.

Suicide Squad was bad and its reviews reflected that. It was one of the only movies I’ve ever been upset at and it made me want to leave the theater. A sequel was announced because the film did well at the box office, going through a number of drafts until James Gunn was brought on to write it. With James Gunn now officially set to direct The Suicide Squad, it looks like the film will be a bit of a soft reboot.

Last night was a bit of a DC maelstrom of news. We got the release dates and official titles of Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Both movies will be hitting theaters in Summer 2021. Throughout all of the chaos a small tidbit surfaced about The Suicide Squad: the James Gunn-directed film will be some sort of relaunch with new characters and actors. Here are the characters I think James Gunn should introduce in his Suicide Squad movie. Hit Next to view all of my choices.

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