Despite a notable backlash from fans, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s planned Star Wars film series is still happening.
Since the debut of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson has taken on a number of projects which has lead some to believe that the director may be to busy to make his upcoming Star Wars series. Between his commitments to upcoming projects like Knives Out and the formation of his own company, T-Street, Rian Johnson has been keeping himself busy between his Star Wars installments. However, a new report from Deadline indicates that The Last Jedi director is still making a new series within the Star Wars universe. This, of course, matches statements made by Rian Johnson earlier this year where he confirmed that work on his new Star Wars films would begin after he completed Knives Out.
Rian Johnson’s previous film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was notable for the direction that it took the franchise and the backlash it received from many fans. While critics overall seemed to love the film, audiences were divided. Some praised the directions that Rian Johnson took the film with others hating it for the exact same reason. But, from the look of things, The Last Jedi director is still set to return to a galaxy far, far away.
What do you all make of this report? Are you happy to hear that Rian Johnson will continue to work on the Star Wars franchise? What did you think of The Last Jedi? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is a plot synopsis for the franchise’s latest film, 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. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in U.S. theaters on December 20.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 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, Ian McDiarmid, 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 and The Last Jedi. The film will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.