COMMENTS RELATED HEADLINES AUGUST 13, 2019 The next movie in the Star Wars saga may be a remake.
The Star Wars franchise is coming to a close, but the next one may be better than the last.
The studio has confirmed a May 2019 release date for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and this may be the year it takes off.
The Last Jedi will be the first film in the franchise to star Daisy Ridley, who also plays the iconic role of Rey.
Ridley, the actress behind the popular Disney animated series, The Little Mermaid, is set to reprise her role as Kylo Ren in a story set before the events of the movie.
The film will be produced by J.J. Abrams, the director of the popular Star Wars trilogy.
The director is making the movie under his new, high-profile name, Abrams Entertainment.
Star Wars: Episode VIII director J. J. Abrams is directing Star Wars Episode VIII at Warner Bros. and Lucasfilm.
He is the first director to helm the franchise since George Lucas in 1977.
Abrams has already earned rave reviews from critics, but he may have to be careful with the franchise’s long-term prospects.
He recently confirmed he will not direct the next Star Wars film.
The next film in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars canon will likely be Episode IX.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is expected to announce the new film on April 10.
This would be the last film to shoot in Star Wars’ timeline.
The upcoming movie will be directed by Gareth Edwards, who is best known for the hit fantasy adventure The Last Airbender.
The film will take place during the events in The Phantom Menace, which is set before The Last Flight of the Republic.
The movie will star Harrison Ford as Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Chewbacca, Donald Glover as C-3PO, Diego Luna as R2-D2, Lupita Nyong’o as Leia’s sister, Oscar Isaac as Yoda, Laura Dern as Princess Leia, Adam Beach as General Hux, and Andy Serkis as Wedge Antilles.
The plot will take cues from the Star Trek franchise, but will take liberties with the canon.
The cast of the film will include newcomers like Anthony Daniels, Adam Rankin, Jessica Chastain, Gwendoline Christie, Michael B. Jordan, Chris Pine, Jack Reynor, and Jesse Plemons.