In the wake of the disappointing launch of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, Lucasfilm has put plans for more ‘A Star Wars Story’ spinoffs on hold, including the fan anticipated Obi-Wan film, and is instead focusing on ‘Episode IX’ and crafting a new trilogy.
Star Trek: Discovery has gone through a bit of drama lately as the showrunners of the series, Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts , were recently fired due to the abusive work conditions that they put their writing staff through. Alex Kurtzman has since replaced them as the showrunner of the show and he just signed a new deal with CBS. A $25 million deal which will be part of a five-year plan to develop more Star Trek series for the network.
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas told James Cameron his unfulfilled vision for Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. “[The next three ‘Star Wars’ films] were going to get into a microbiotic world,” he told Cameron. “There’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Lucas admitted, “Everybody hated it in ‘Phantom Menace’ [when] we started talking about midi-chlorians.” In terms of his storytelling, Lucas regarded individuals as “vehicles for the Whills to travel around in…And the conduit is the midi-chlorians. The midi-chlorians are the ones that communicate with the Whills. The Whills, in a general sense, they are the Force.”
MTV’s experimental animated series of the 1990s, Aeon Flux (which has also been made into a live-action movie) will return to the small screen with another live-action reboot from Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd