‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Director J.J. Abrams Appearing On ‘The Late Late Show’

Star Wars: Episode IX J.J. AbramsIt’s hard to believe that the Star Wars sequel trilogy is coming to an end, and J.J. Abrams is gearing up to shoot the final installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: Episode IX next month.

But before Abrams returns to direct within the Saga four years after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he will appear on The Late Late Show with James Corden this week on Tuesday June 19. The show will be broadcasting from London – where conveniently, Pinewood Studios is located.

Every single Star Wars film following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm has had some principal photography at Pinewood Studios. Given Abrams’ upcoming appearance on The Late Late Show, it is likely that Abrams is at London to prepare for production on Star Wars: Episode IX.

But the most exciting thing about Abrams’ appearance is that he is all-but guaranteed to be asked about Star Wars: Episode IX. With that in mind, it looks like we may be getting an update regarding the film before cameras begin rolling late next month.

Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a script he co-wrote with Chris Terrio (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; Justice League). Abrams will also co-produce with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan. So far, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are all confirmed to return as Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron respectively, and John Williams will return to score the film – making it his last Star Wars score.

Star Wars: Episode IX arrives in our galaxy on December 20, 2019.

In the meantime, you can return to the galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Here is the synopsis:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now playing in theaters!

Source: Broadway World

10 Actors Who Could Play Indiana Jones After Harrison Ford

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Indiana Jones 5 Harrison Ford Steven SpielbergIndiana Jones is one of the most iconic figures in movies. He has had four big screen cinematic adventures with a fifth one on the horizon currently set for release on July 10, 2020, marking the last time Harrison Ford wears the iconic fedora.

Director Steven Spielberg has already talked about how the next Indiana Jones could be a woman. The reaction to this news was met with the immediate dismissal that normally comes to recasting an iconic character and typically made worse when someone even makes the mere suggestion of race or gender bending a role. A large amount of this backlash comes from the simple fact that to a good portion of fans it is hard to separate Harrison Ford from the part. Just look at how hard it is for audiences to accept Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo.

Yet unlike Han Solo, it shouldn’t be too difficult for people to imagine another Indiana Jones because we’ve already seen other versions of the character. River Phoenix, Corey Carrier and Sean Patrick Flanery have all portrayed younger incarnations of the character and George Hall played a 90-year-old version of the character. There is a precedent for another actor playing Indiana Jones.

It is highly unlikely Disney will let this brand go. The studio could continue the franchise similarly to Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Creed, doing a midquel set between Last Crusade and Crystal Skull or even a reboot of the franchise. The possibilities are endless. But for now, take at look ten performers that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider as next Indiana Jones. Click Next to get started!

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