Star Wars news is continuing this week with a new rumor suggesting a third television series may already be in the works, likely for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
According to Fantha Tracks, Lucasfilm is already prepping a third series to begin filming in the UK, likely at Pinewood Studios UK, under the guise of SERIES III PRODUCTIONS (UK) LIMITED. The site reports that the production name was previously registered on the public UK companies register on October 12th of last year.
While recent rumors suggest Lucasfilm is planning a third Star Wars series, nothing has been officially confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney. Rumors suggest a limited series featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi is in development and is the next top priority for the Star Wars franchise on Disney+. It seems Lucasfilm could be realizing its previous plans for an Obi-Wan Kenobi film in a limited series which is reported to be as many as six episodes.
Interestingly enough, the site also reveals the name E&E INDUSTRIES (UK) LIMITED was also registered on the same day which FanthaTracks reports may be the production name for the first installment of Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy.
Officially, Lucasfilm has announced two live-action Star Wars television series on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+. Diego Luna will be reprising his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role as Cassian Andor in a prequel series which will follow the Rebel spy working as an intelligence operative during the formative years of the Rebel Alliance. Production on the project is expected to begin later this year after the actor completes his work on the second season of Narcos: Mexico.
But first up is The Mandalorian which will feature Pedro Pascal as a lone gunslinger after the events of Return of the Jedi. The series which hails from Jon Favreau also stars Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series has completed production and is expected to premiere with the launch of Disney+ this year.
On the film side, Lucasfilm is set to conclude the Skywalker Saga in December with Star Wars: Episode IX, with both Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss set to usher in two new trilogies of the franchise.
So what do you think? Does this Star Wars news get you excited? What Star Wars series do you want to see on Disney+?
Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest Star Wars news as we learn it.
Source: Fantha Tracks
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.