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  1. Peter T Chattaway

    Star Wars spin-off movies

    Exclusive: Future ‘A Star Wars Story’ Spinoffs on Hold at Lucasfilm It may be a while before we see any more movies like Solo: A Star Wars Story out of Lucasfilm. Sources with knowledge of the situation tell Collider that Lucasfilm has decided to put plans for more A Star Wars Story spinoff movies on hold, instead opting to focus their attention on Star Wars: Episode IX and what the next trilogy of Star Wars films will be after that film. Sources tell us that the previously rumored Obi-Wan movie was in active development, but those who were working on the film are no longer involved. It was recently reported that Logan filmmaker James Mangold was in early talks to write and direct the Boba Fett film, but that was before Solo’s release. This news comes in the wake of the disappointing launch of Solo, which was only Lucasfilm’s second A Star Wars Story spinoff, but which received mixed-positive reviews and fell short of box office expectations. . . . Collider, June 20
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    Top-grossing films by female directors

    Just a quick note to say that I have updated the list to reflect the fact that, as of this weekend, A Wrinkle in Time has joined the $100 million club in North America after all. It's still a flop overseas and worldwide, though, especially considering the amount that was spent on it.
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    Star Wars: Han Solo origin story spin-off

    It's amazing, to me, how the very same things that people cite as flaws in this film are cited by others as its strengths. (A filmmaker I respect mentioned on Twitter how awesome it was that the film recycled John Williams' music -- though "recycled" wasn't his word for it -- and I pointed him to that earlier tweet of mine in which I cited the music-recycling as an example of one of the primary reasons this movie *didn't* work for me, and we had a bit of an exchange about that.) The fact that this film ends with Han shooting first is... remarkable. How many other franchises have scenes like that, in which the new filmmakers are explicitly critiquing a change that the original filmmaker made to his own movie? (And in how many other cases like this is the new filmmaker a close personal friend of the old filmmaker?)
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    The Nun

    Latin Rite Catholics make up only 4 percent of the Romanian population (81 percent of the population is Eastern Orthodox), but hey.
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    Little Women: A Modern Retelling

    Links to our threads on the once-in-development Olivia Milch / Sarah Polley / Greta Gerwig movie and dystopian CW TV series. From the studio that gave us the God's Not Dead trilogy:
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    First Man

    Links to our threads on director Damien Chazelle's previous films Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), Whiplash (2014) and La La Land (2016). Links to our threads on previous films about the Apollo missions Apollo 13 (1995), In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
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    The Lego Movie 2

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    Joker standalone movie

    Link to the unrelated Joker origin movie that is also in development. Links to our threads on other DC Cinematic Universe films Man of Steel (2013), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), Wonder Woman 2 (2019) and Birds of Prey (in development), as well as the in-development Flashpoint, Shazam!, Black Adam, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Nightwing, Batgirl, Gotham City Sirens and Justice League Dark movies and the not-yet-dated Superman, Batman and Justice League sequels.  Links to our threads on the Batman 2.0 films Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Links to our threads on The Lego Movie (2014), The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and The Lego Movie 2 (2018), at least one of which has the Joker. - - - Jared Leto’s Joker Is Getting His Own Movie (EXCLUSIVE) Warner Bros. is looking to expand on Jared Leto’s version of the Joker, which debuted in 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” with a movie of his own. Sources tell Variety that Leto is set to star and exec produce an untitled standalone film, paving the way for future movies branching from “Suicide Squad.” Plot details are currently unknown, but the studio’s idea is to expand on the world created by “Suicide Squad” and tie into future installments of that property. Warner Bros. already announced that Margot Robbie’s version of Harley Quinn would be getting her own movie with a “Birds of Prey” feature, and the next goal was setting up a film for Leto’s Joker. When Warner Bros. announced last fall that it was developing a Joker origin tale from Todd Phillips, the studio emphasized that this did not mean the end for Leto’s Joker. Rather, Phillips’ film would fall under a new origins banner that would be separate from the current cinematic DC universe. This new banner would allow multiple actors and versions based on the same character with no overlap, and WB has already tapped Joaquin Phoenix to star in Phillips’ Joker pic. Variety, June 5
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    Pixar: The studio, its history and process

    BREAKING: John Lasseter Will Remain Employed By Disney Through The End Of 2018 John Laseter, 61, the disgraced chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar animation studios, will remain employed by the Walt Disney Company through December 31, 2018. He will continue to work in a consulting role, the Walt Disney Company said today, though he will not have an office at either studio. At the beginning of the new year, he will depart the Walt Disney Company. The company did not offer a reason for his departure. The Walt Disney Company has not announced who will take over Lasseter’s roles at Disney and Pixar. The New York Times, however, spoke to a person briefed on the matter, and the expectation is that Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee will be promoted at Walt Disney Animation and Up and Inside Out director Pete Docter will take on “greater responsibilities” at Pixar. . . . Cartoon Brew, June 8
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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    Pixar: The studio, its history and process

    #LoseLasseter Campaign Gains Steam As Disney Considers Bringing Back Alleged Harasser The absence of corporate leadership at Disney at a time when it is most needed is mind-boggling to a large percentage of the animation industry. The same company that can make a split-second decision about Roseanne based on a single tweet has been completely impotent for months in the face of overwhelming evidence and believable claims that one of its key animation execs spent years engaging in the physical and verbal harassment of women and helped to create a sexually hostile work environment. Cartoon Brew, May 30
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    Star Wars: Boba Fett spin-off movie

    Joel Mayward wrote: : This film is probably for everyone wondering what Boba Fett was up to before and after the events of the Star Wars Holiday Special. I imagine there's a whole lot of nonsense to work around in the canonical cartoon shows, too. (The cartoons -- which I have never seen, apart from the big-screen version of The Clone Wars -- keep popping up in the "anthology" movies. The Forest Whitaker character in Rogue One originated in the cartoons, and Solo builds up to a big reveal in which we learn that everyone has been working for a character who we *thought* had died in one of the earlier movies, but if you were watching the cartoons you would know that he was alive again... It's almost like the "anthology" movies aren't really prequels to the main movies, but are spin-offs of the cartoon show...)
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    Star Wars spin-off movies

    The Boba Fett movie now has its own thread.
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    Star Wars: Boba Fett spin-off movie

    Links to the threads on Episode I, Episode II, Episode III, Episode IV, Episode V, Episode VI, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Episode IX and the 2004 and 2006 editions of Episodes IV-VI on DVD and the 2011 edition of Episodes I-VI on Blu-Ray, as well as The Clone Wars, Rebels and the various rumoured other TV series (plus one quasi-duplicate thread on the comedy series) and spin-off movies (like Rogue One, Solo, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and Rian Johnson's trilogy).  See also the threads on 'Star Wars Debate Redux' (which began as a place to bash Episode II; Jul 2003 - Aug 2015), 'Sci fi = spiritual? Star Wars, X2, etc.' (Apr 2004), 'Best Star Wars Movie?' (with poll; Apr 2004 - Jan 2014), 'Top 100 Discussion: The Star Wars original trilogy?' (May 2004), 'Is Star Wars Blasphemous?' (Jun 2005 - Feb 2010), 'Star Wars in 20 minutes' (Aug 2006) and 'Star Wars: Uncut' (Apr 2010).  Links to our threads on previous James Mangold films Walk the Line (2005), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Knight and Day (2010), The Wolverine (2013) and Logan (2017). We apparently don't have any threads on Heavy (1995), Cop Land (1997), Girl Interrupted (1999), Kate & Leopold (2001), Identity (2003) or Ford v. Ferrari (2019). - - - ‘Star Wars:’ A Boba Fett Movie Is in the Works Disney is developing a “Star Wars” standalone movie centered on the bounty hunter Boba Fett from “Logan” director James Mangold, Variety has learned from several sources. Simon Kinberg, best known as a writer-producer on the “X-Men” movies, will collaborate with Mangold on the Boba Fett movie as a co-writer and producer. The untitled movie will be a part of the studio’s Star Wars Anthology films, which are being spun off as origin stories. . . . Variety, May 24 - - - But... but... Boba Fett's origin story was already told in Episode II! (There's no word, incidentally, on whether Temuera Morrison will reprise the role.)
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    Star Wars: Han Solo origin story spin-off

    Joel Mayward wrote: : . . . the more I find the treatment of droids in the film and the employment of a liberative framework for comedic use problematic. Boy, you *are* in academia, aren't you! The treatment of L3 is also annoying inasmuch as it contributes to the constant unnecessary fan-servicing (cf. C-3PO's line in The Empire Strikes Back, "I don't know where your ship learned to communicate, but it has a most peculiar dialect"; well, now we know, I guess...?).
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