It seems that, despite the ever-changing nature of films, much of what happens in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may have been planned from the start.
The entire history of the Disney owned Star Wars franchise has been one that has been rife with turmoil. From the constant replacement of film directors to the EA video games to the controversy surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it seems that there is some controversy revolving around nearly every installment of the franchise. But it seems that, despite the constant look of chaos, Disney and Lucasfilm may have had the ideas behind the sequel trilogy locked down from the start, if one of it’s main stars is to be believed.
While speaking to Vanity Fair, Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver stated that his early meetings with director J.J. Abrams were not vague. They apparently had a clear idea as to where they were going with this series and while the details needed to be worked out, they knew where they were going from the start:
An overall arc was very, not vague, the opposite, it was very clear—[there was] an end in sight even from the very beginning. The details obviously hadn’t been worked out, but we had talked about the very thing that we’d been working towards with this last one.
If Adam Driver is to be believed, then perhaps Disney and Lucasfilm had the plot of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker locked down before a single bit of footage was shot!
What do you all make of this? Do you think that Kathleen Kennedy and company had the series direction locked down from the start? Will this show in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? 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 theatrically released Star Wars films take a three-year hiatus.
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.
Source: Vantaiy Fair
‘The Lion King’ Photos Offer New Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled new photos from Disney's The Lion King remake that offer another look at several characters, including Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar.
Disney's line-up of live-action remakes continues with 2019's The Lion King and now a new set of photos offers fans another look at the photo-realistic versions of several beloved characters from the animated classic. In addition to a new photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar, the villainous brother of King Mufasa and uncle of future king Simba, the latest collection of images reveal new looks at Rafiki, a classic scene in which Mufasa teaches his son about the kingdom, Timon and Pumba with an adult Simba, young Simba and Nala being lectured by Zazu, and the famous Pride Rock.
Fans can also see a behind-the-scenes look at Donald Glover recording dialogue with the guidance of director Jon Favreau.
You can check out the photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Are you excited to see Chiwetel Ejiofor's take on Scar, one of the more popular Disney villains? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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 King stars 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.
Source: Entertainment Weekly