Star Wars: Episode IX director J.J. Abrams recently joked about potentially developing a Game Of Thrones prequel when promoting the new film Overlord for which he produced.
Speaking with MTV News, Abrams was asked point black whether or not he would want to undertake directing an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel. He explained that while he’s a big fan of the series and would be honored to direct, he’d prefer to remain a fan rather than involving himself with the production:
“I’d be honored. I am in awe of what they do, they make movies every episode. The truth is, I probably wouldn’t want to get involved and de-mystify the thing. I just like watching it from the outside in. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some people…Nina Gold, who casts the show, who I’ve worked with a couple times now, and Gwendoline Christie, who was in Force Awakens. Anytime I hear anything about behind the scenes on that show, I feel like I want them to stop talking about it because I love what they create.”
On the other hand, Overlord director Julius Avery didn’t shy away from his passion for the series, revealing how much he would like to get involved:
“I’m a big fan of’Battle of the Bastards’, doing a big battle sequence like that would be really cool. I know that they just did one that was 50 days to shoot, just a battle sequence. I’m pretty jealous.”
HBO is currently moving forward with one Game of Thrones prequel series featuring Naomi Watts in the lead role. Jane Goldman and George R. R. Martin are serving as executive producers on the series with Vince Gerardis and Daniel Zelman.
On the Lucasfilm side of things, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will begin work on a new series of Star Wars films for Lucasfilm following the completion of Game of Thrones’ final season. Abrams is currently at work directing the final installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: Episode IX.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on both Star Wars and Game of Thrones as we learn it.
Source: MTV News
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Captain America Suit & Shield Designs
New Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals alternate designs for Captain America's costume and shield.
Avengers: Infinity War reunited audiences with Captain America after the First Avenger was forced to go on the run following the events of Civil War. While Steve Rogers donned a more disheveled version of his traditional costume in the film, new concept art reveals that the creative team behind the project initially considered alternate designs for the suit and shield, some of which pay tribute to the U.S. Agent and the Super Soldier outfits in the comics.
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A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.