Star Wars creator George Lucas won’t be working on the Cassian Andor series for the Disney Plus streaming service.
Earlier this week, a rumor began to circulate that George Lucas would be stepping out of retirement to executive produce and write the Cassian Andor series for Disney Plus. The rumor was far-fetched to begin with as George Lucas formally stepped away from the franchise nearly a decade ago in 2012 when he sold Star Wars to Disney. Since the middling reception of the Disney Star Wars films, certain fans have been clamoring for George Lucas to return to the franchise he created.
As much as fans may have been pleased to see George Lucas step back into artistic mode, its been confirmed that he won’t be joining the creative team for the Cassian Andor series on Disney Plus. Clayton Sandell, a correspondent for ABC, took to Twitter to debunk the rumor that the Cassian Andor series on Disney Plus would be adding George Lucas to its creative roster.
FACT CHECK: No, George Lucas is NOT returning to write/produce/direct the Cassian Andor series for Disney+. Yes, I'm embarrassed to say I checked into it and bothered actual sources. This has been Friday's edition of Debunking Ridiculous Star Wars Clickbait Rumors. As you were.
— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) February 8, 2020
Further examining the rumor, one might question why George Lucas would be working on the Cassian Andor series when the Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney Plus is right on the table. George Lucas had nothing to do with Cassian Andor nor Rogue One, so it would certainly be on odd choice for him to be helping out on the Disney Plus series. It would definitely still be great to see George Lucas return to the franchise he turned into a commercial beast, but that likely won’t happen.
The Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna is set to begin filming this year and is slated to hit the Disnsey Plus streaming service sometime next year. The Cassian Andor series will serve as a prequel for Diego Luna’s character. The Disney Plus series will also feature fan-favorite droid K-2SO, played by Alan Tudyk.
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Here is the official synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay co-written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD while Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor prequel series is expected to be released on Disney Plus in 2021.
Source: Clayton Sandell
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe