A new rumor suggests Lucasfilm is developing a live-action Star Wars television series based Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor in the prequel trilogy.
According to Star Wars News Net, a limited series featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the works and is the next top priority for the Star Wars franchise on Disney+. The series could be as many as six episodes.
A standalone film centered on the fan-favorite Jedi Master was previously reported to be in development in the Summer of 2017, with Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) attached to the project. However, spin-offs beyond Solo: A Star Wars Story were reportedly put on hold last June. It seems Lucasfilm could be realizing its previous plans for an Obi-Wan Kenobi film in a limited series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Officially, Lucasfilm is set to conclude the Skywalker Saga in December with Star Wars: Episode IX, and debut the first-ever live-action Star Wars television series exclusively on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ with The Mandalorian, which is expected by the end of the year. The series stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte and has been written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
In addition to The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will also be debuting on the streaming service with its final 12 episodes from executive producer Dave Filoni. The final season will feature Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, and Ashley Eckstein reprising their respective roles as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano.
Disney is also officially in development on a live-action Cassian Andor series with Diego Luna set to reprise his role from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Stephen Schiff (The Americans) is serving as showrunner. Plot details remain under wraps, however, the new series will follow the Rebel spy working as an intelligence operative during the formative years of the Rebel Alliance before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which featured the demise of Luna’s character after helping to recover the Death Star plans.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.
Source: Star Wars News Net
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.