Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals that Star Wars films will be taking a hiatus after J.J Abrams’ The Rise Of Skywalker.
Speaking about the upcoming launch of the streaming service Disney+, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that Star Wars films will be taking a hiatus after The Rise of Skywalker is released in cinemas. Brent Lang tweeted the news from Disney’s quarterly earnings report.
However, this doesn’t mean that we’ll be in a drought of sorts when it comes to Star Wars, as Iger clarified that the hiatus is only meant for the films. The Disney CEO went on to discuss how there are three Star Wars series in the works for Disney+. While we have confirmation that there will in-fact be an Obi-Wan series, we can only speculate what the other two series are besides the upcoming The Madalorian.
You can check out Brent Lang’s tweet rgarding the hiatus of Star Wars films after The Rise Of Skywalker‘s release below.
Disney CEO Bob Iger says #StarWars feature films will go on "into a hiatus" following #RiseofSkywalker. Says there will be lots of activity on TV front, mentions 3 series in the works for #DisneyPlus.
— Brent Lang (@BrentALang) November 7, 2019
This news regarding a Star Wars hiatus comes at an interesting time for the storied franchise. The middling reception towards The Last Jedi has seeped into the conversation pertaining the upcoming The Rise Of Skywalker. Beyond that, Solo: A Star Wars Story was a commercial flop, leading many to believe that there is Star Wars fatigue among the vocal fanbase and general public. In addition, writers Benioff and Weiss, best known for their work on Game of Thrones, have left behind their trilogy of Star Wars films to focus on their Netflix deal.
For now, it seems best that Star Wars take a cinematic break after The Rise Of Skywalker hits cinemas. The hiatus would not only allow fans to revel in the Disney+ shows the franchise has in store for them, but also allow Disney to analyze what fans truly enjoy and don’t.
Are you excited or disappointed that Disney will be taking a break from Star Wars films after The Rise Of Skywalker? Comment below and let us know!
Here is the synopsis for Disney and J.J Abram’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J.J. Abrams from a script he co-wrote with Chris Terrio, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in our galaxy on December 20, 2019.
Source: Brent Lang
New Photos For Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Feature Geralt, Yennefer, & Ciri
Netflix has released several new photos from The Witcher featuring Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia and supporting cast members.
The Netflix adaptation of The Witcher will bring the fan-favorite book series and video games of the same name to life, with Henry Cavill in the role of Geralt of Rivia. The latest trailer for series revealed the long-awaited Henry Cavill show will debut on December 20 and Netflix also released seven new photos featuring key characters from the project.
The first two photos offer fans their latest glimpse at Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia and supporting characters Ciri and Yennefer. The final photo provides a behind-the-scenes- glimpse at The Witcher team on location.
You can check out the first photo below and "Click next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Are you excited to see if the series faithfully adapts the source material? Will you tune in on day one? Let us know your thoughts on the upcoming television show in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for Henry Cavill's The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix on December 20, 2019.