ABC Anchor Confirms ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ News Coming Soon

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An ABC anchor confirmed via an Instagram conversation with a fan that we will be getting something for Star Wars: Episode IX very soon!

Producer and writer Mark Allen took to his public Instagram to share a photo of himself outside of Pinewood Studios with the caption:

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Made it to Pinewood for behind the scenes STARWARS IX with only hours to spare!!! Are you excited?!!

Here’s a look at Allen’s selfie taken just outside the Pinewood entrance. Someone is sure excited about something!

Actors like John Boyega who plays Finn in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi have hinted at something big coming our way and now we got confirmation again from someone working behind the scenes that something is indeed coming.

Allen replied to a fan asking if we would be getting something Episode IX related soon with this:

Follow Up to my recent post…we are getting something VERY SOON! Response from ABC WORKER! from StarWarsLeaks

It looks like Disney has something in the works, but there is a desired time for it’s released and that explains the embargo. Whatever it is Star Wars fans cannot wait to see it!

Production on the latest saga for Star Wars has officially come to an end. However, that does not mean that the show will not go on. Director J. J. Abrams revealed that this last chapter of the saga will only conclude the Skywalker story that began in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Director Ryan Johnson recently took to his Twitter account to shoot down all notions that he is finished with Star Wars and that he is indeed working on a new trilogy that we assume will take place after Episode IX or perhaps even before Episode I. A trilogy from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is also in the works.

The world needs more Star Wars! Photos are great, but a behind-the-scenes look or a teaser trailer will do even better. But what do you think the big reveal will be? How excited are you for Star Wars: Episode IX? Sound off in the comments down below!

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX 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, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, 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. 

Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019.

Source: Instagram

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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