‘Star Wars’ Cinematic Future A Mystery Following ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters this holiday season, the big screen future of the franchise is uncertain according to a new report from Variety.

This week, the Star Wars franchise experienced yet another setback. Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss departed a planned trilogy that would have centered on the origins of the Jedi Order. This is the latest departure of creatives from the franchise following directors Josh Trank, Phil Lord & Christopher and Colin Trevorrow.

According to Variety, the departure of Benioff and Weiss will likely send Lucasfilm “back to the drawing board” for the future of Star Wars movies following The Rise of Skywalker, leaving the franchise in more uncertainty than when Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012.

At this moment, Rian Johnson remains attached to develop another standalone Star Wars trilogy separate from the Skywalker Saga. Lucasfilm is also moving forward on a second season for their upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian as well as two new series centered on Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Rogue One’s Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and K-2SO (Alan Tudyk).

The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premiered last week and early ticket sales are strong, with fans eager to see the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga in December.

Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J.J. Abrams from a script he co-wrote with Chris Terrio, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

Source: Variety

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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