A film based on the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game series has reportedly been green-lit and even has a writer already attached.
Star Wars fans have long since assumed that the Game of Thrones writers Star Wars film series would be based on the popular Knights of the Old Republic video game and it looks like that film is in development, but just with a different creative team. According to Buzzfeed, Laeta Kalogridis will write a film based on Knights of the Old Republic. The writer is already close to finishing her first script and is likely to be the first in a trilogy. If true, this would make Laeta Kalogridis the first woman to write a Star Wars film without a co-writer.
Knights of the Old Republic was a video game set 4000 years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. While Knights of the Old Republic probably won’t begin production for a few years, we have the final installment in the Skywalker saga to hold us off. What do you think of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic being developed as a film? Are you excited? Sound off in the comments section below!
The Skywalker saga will conclude with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker later this year. However, Lucasfilm has plans for two new film series. The first one announced comes from The Last Jedi‘s Rian Johnson while another will be from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Rian Johnson is expected to write and direct the first of a new Star Wars trilogy outside of the Skywalker saga. The Game of Thrones creators are writing and producing a Star Wars series with new characters as well. Earlier this month, Bob Iger officially announced that the Game of Thrones creators are first up with a release date in December 2022.
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.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.