Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is reportedly going through reshoots.
Reshoots are a common occurrence in major Hollywood films but the ones for the latest film in the Skywalker saga seem to be a necessity. In a tweet early Saturday morning, former Playboy and LA Weekly columnist Art Tavana discussed how the film is trying to please audiences, which makes sense after the polarizing reception to the last film in the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi.
You can check out the tweet below:
I’m being told that Disney is reshooting scenes for Star Wars (don’t quote me). Things aren’t looking good. Too many variables and audiences to please. George Lucas as a creative consultant seems like a very likely occurrence—though there’s no telling how much say he’ll have.
— Art Tavana (@arttavana) September 7, 2019
There are a variety of variables at play. For one, the death of Carrie Fisher caused the writers to write around her character. Right off the bat, this film was expected to be an uphill battle, especially after the reactions certain fans had to the previous film in the franchise. Tavana says that fans should take this news with a grain of salt, but it is interesting that the tweet suggests that things aren’t looking good. At this point, we don’t know what the issue is with the latest iteration in the Star Wars saga.
This news is quite monumental as it suggests that George Lucas, the man behind Star Wars, would be brought on board to help tweak The Rise of Skywalker, the supposed final entry in the franchise. It would be interesting to see George Lucas as a creative consultant, but bringing him on also suggests that Disney and Lucasfilm don’t feel fully confident in their vision for Star Wars. Only time will tell the severity of these The Rise of Skywalker reshoots.
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.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.