‘Star Wars’ Films To Go On A Hiatus After ‘Episode IX’ Disney CEO Says

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In a Bloomberg Television interview, Walt Disney Company Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger stated the Star Wars films will go on hiatus after the release of Episode IX.

The Skywalker saga is set to conclude with the release of Star Wars: Episode IX, over four decades after the epic franchise kicked off with the first installment in 1977. However, Walt Disney Company Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger assured fans Lucasfilm is still developing future feature film projects for the franchise with new characters:

“We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter. There are movies in development, but we have not announced them.”

However, the Disney chief noted the Star Wars film franchise will take a break after the release of Episode IX before new projects hit theaters:

“We will take a pause, some time, and reset. Because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019. Directed by J. J. Abrams, the film 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. 

Disney’s television plans for the Star Wars franchise include a Cassian Andor series set before the events of Rogue One and Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian:

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of the series and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones episode director Deborah Chow.

The Mandalorian will be available exclusively on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.

Source: Bloomberg Television

New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Character Posters Feature Surviving & Fallen Heroes

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Avengers Endgame Captain Marvel Brie LarsonMarvel Studios released new Avengers: Endgame character posters for both the surviving and fallen heroes of Thanos' decimation in Infinity War.

Nearly one year ago, fans were devasted when Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos carrying out his mission to eradicate half of the population in the universe, including several MCU heroes. In exactly one month, fans will finally discover how the surviving Avengers plan to avenge their fallen comrades and potentially undo Thanos' decimation with the help of newcomer Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Now, Marvel Studios has released several character posters not only for the surviving heroes who will embark on a game-changing mission in Endgame but also for those who fell victim to Thanos' eradication in Infinity War.

The line-up includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and many more!

You can check out the first character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

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Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it, which have now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, before Marvel kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.

While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population, who were turned to dust by the Mad Titan.

What do you think of the new Endgame character posters? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow, with Josh Brolin as Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.

Avengers Endgame Captain America Chris Evans

Avengers Endgame Thor Chris Hemsworth

Avengers Endgame Hawkeye Jeremy Renner

Avengers Endgame Wasp Evangeline Lilly

Avengers Endgame War Machine Don Cheadle

Avengers Endgame Star-Lord Chris Pratt

Avengers Endgame Spider-Man Tom Holland

Avengers Endgame Shuri Letitia Wright

Avengers Endgame Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow

Avengers Endgame Groot

Avengers Endgame Falcon Anthony Mackie

Avengers Endgame Bucky Barnes Sebastian Stan

Avengers Endgame Drax Dave Bautista

Avengers Endgame Ant-Man Paul Rudd

Avengers Endgame Benedict Wong

Avengers Endgame Black Panther Chadwick Boseman

Avengers Endgame Black Widow Scarlett Johansson

Avengers Endgame Bruce Banner Hulk Mark Ruffalo

Avengers Endgame Captain Marvel Brie Larson

Avengers Endgame Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch

Avengers Endgame Gamora Zoe Saldana

Avengers Endgame Happy Hogan Jon Favreau

Avengers Endgame Mantis Pom Klementieff

Avengers Endgame Nebula Karen Gillan

Avengers Endgame Okoye Danai Gurira

Avengers Endgame Rocket Raccoon

Avengers Endgame Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen

Avengers Endgame Vision Paul Bettany

Avengers Endgame Valkyrie Tessa Thompson

Avengers Endgame Loki Tom Hiddleston

Avengers Endgame Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson

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