In a hurry tonight, here’s the news.
Star Wars Director Out – Star Wars’ 9th episode is now without a director as Disney has confirmed that Colin Trevorrow has left the project. StarWars.com released a statement, saying;
Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.
Considering how often directors end up leaving these properties, including the Marvel ones, it’s not surprising at all. Disney is looking less for directors and more for people to yell “action” and “cut”.
Paramount Finds New “Dracula” Director? – Andy Muschietti is expected to be a hot commodity after “It” drops, and apparently Paramount wants Muschietti to direct their Dracula project, “Dracul”. The event depicts the events of Bram Stoker’s iconic novel as a real event that he wrote about, and not a work of fiction. Here’s the plot description;
The tale is set in 1868, where a 21-year old Bram Stoker meets with an ungodly evil that he traps in an ancient tower all the while scribbling the events that led him there.
Fun fact, Bram’s great-grand-nephew Dacre Stoker is writing the script with J.D. Barker.
Will there be more Marvel Shows on ABC? – With “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” never living up to the initial hype, and the failure of “Agent Peggy Carter”, the other spin off of Agents, “Mockingbird” never getting off the ground and now the apparent failure of “Inhumans”, it seems unlikely that ABC would even try again after this, yet Jeph Loeb claims they’re bringing new stuff to ABC eventually, saying;
Absolutely [more Marvel shows are coming to ABC]. Absolutely. Obviously, these aren’t things I can talk about. But look, as it is with every single one of the networks that we have gotten with that this is with, and whether it’s Fox or it’s FX or it’s Freeform, or it’s Hulu, or it’s Netflix, ABC is always going to be our mothership…It is a Disney-owned network. We are a Disney-owned corporation and we’re a good fit for each other.
We speak a lot of the same language and the kinds of things that are important to them, which is people rising up again adversity; real emotion; a strong female character, but also a strong sense of family and questions of identity…All of those things are key to being a successful ABC show, but they’re also key to being a Marvel show. So in that way we’re going to go and see what happens along the way.
What [ABC] got excited about Marvel’s Inhumans was the family drama aspect of it and the possibilities of something that had a big epic feel to it, but at the same time something that was small and intimate enough that they could get an audience hooked on it and so that’s where we started.
Quick Hits – Mark Hamil reveals that his laugh was the reason he got chosen to be The Joker. Ironically enough, Hamil tells a funny tale of him perfecting said laugh in the middle of L.A. traffic. Funny stuff. “It” sequel to look at origins of Pennywise.