Rick Grimes Trilogy Coming – Last night saw the end of Andrew Lincolns run on the Walking Dead television series. Yet, AMC has announced that Rick Grimes isn’t going anywhere, and ironically enough neither is Andrew Lincoln, the man who brought him to life nearly a decade ago. Lincoln is planned to be a part of a three movie arch set in the same universe as the Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead shows. Scott Gimple has a plan in place to see Lincoln’s own adventures far off from the world we know in the show and he may even let Michonne and Daryl Dixon play in that part of the world too.
The first film is expected in 2019 but no word yet on what the films will be about, other than Grimes exploring a new part of the country.
Why Was Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cancelled? – Besides the fact it was one of the last properties standing when Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012, there is a theory as to why The Clone Wars television show was cancelled. Daniel Logan, who voiced boba Fett on the show, believes it was cancelled due to the graphic nature of the cartoon, saying;
Disney, they cancelled it, I think it was getting a little too graphic — actually, it was getting really graphic. Boba was doing some really, really cool stuff. He started actually becoming a bounty hunter.
Logan also revealed that seven episodes went unaired after Disney’s acquisition of the franchise.
Diablo 4 to be Announced? – According to Kotaku, Blizzard reportedly scrapped plans to tease Diablo 4 at last weeks BlizzCon 2018. The original plan was to release Diablo Immortal, the mobile game, and then end the presentation with a Diablo 4 teaser. The take away as to why has to do with the presentation and expectations of Diablo 4. According to Kotaku’s sources, the game has changed radically already in four years, and it appears as though Blizzard execs weren’t ready to sign off on teasing this version of the game just yet. Essentially indicating that more huge changes are coming to the game before it’s ready to be even seen.
Quick Hits – J. J. Abrams take over of the IX installment of the Star Wars Saga is seen as a course correction by industry insiders. Abrams is currently negotiating a mega-deal with several groups with the idea of him gaining creative control on whatever projects he takes on and Disney/Lucasfilm is one of the groups in talks.
Marvel Comics has announced Old Man Quill and will be written by Ethan Sack