A new Star Wars film from the director of Sleight is in development at Lucasfilm and Disney.
The current state of Lucasfilm has left many wondering what is next for the Star Wars franchise. Many directors left the franchise on what could be seen as bad terms with others seemingly leaving the company for better opportunities elsewhere. In fact, the only upcoming films that Lucasfilm seems dedicated to developing are Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars films and even the future of these films are constantly in question. However, it seems that Lucasfilm has at least one more project in development.
According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, a new Star Wars film is currently in development from Sleight director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage writer Matt Ownes. Sleight was an independently produced, low budget science fiction thriller that focused around a magician who is forced into a life of crime after his parents died. But now it seems that the people at Lucasfilm want to take the up-and-coming director of Sleight and give him a larger project to work on.
Unfortunately, there is very little known about the upcoming Star Wars project. It is unclear if the Sleight director will be helming the project or has simply been tapped to help develop it. In addition, it is also unknown if the upcoming Star Wars project will be a theatrical release or released on Disney+. The upcoming project from the Sleight director, however, apparently has nothing to do with Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars films, nor the project that Marvel Producer Keven Feige is working on.
What do you all make of this news? Are you excited to see what new films the Star Wars franchise will produce? What did you think of Sleight? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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