Kevin Smith is clearly excited for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and has compared the upcoming film to Avengers: Endgame.
The reaction came from Kevin Smith’s official Twitter account where the director was responding to the trailer for the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In the Tweet, Kevin Smith talked about how Star Wars has been a love of his life since he first saw the original film, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope back in 1977 and seeing a sea of Star Destroyers in the trailer made him feel like a kid again. Kevin Smith then said that he feels like Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams is saying to Avengers: Endgame that he has an Endgame to.
You can see Kevin Smith’s full Tweet comparing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to Avengers: Endgame below:
Since ‘77, @starwars has been the love of my pop cultural life. So when I saw that sea of Star Destroyers, I felt like a kid again. It’s like JJ said to the @Avengers “I’ve got an Endgame too!” https://t.co/8m0ozw423m
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 26, 2019
Kevin Smith’s comparison of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Avengers: Endgame is not without merit. Both films set themselves up as being the big finale to stories that years ago. Avengers: Endgame, of course, wrapped up Marvel Studios’ Infinity Saga which started all the way back in 2008 with Iron Man. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to wrap up the Skywalker Saga which started all the way back in 1977 with the first Star Wars film. So perhaps something like this did, in fact, go through J.J. Abrams head when he saw Avengers: Endgame.
What do you all make of Kevin Smith’s comments? Could Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker be the Avengers: Endgame of the Star Wars universe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Full plot details for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are currently under wraps, though the film is set to conclude the Skywalker saga before the franchise takes a three-year hiatus from theaters.
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.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
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.