Posted by Steve on November three, 2018 at 02:07 PM CST
Some information making the rounds the final couple of days has a number of main Hollywood studios, Disney amongst them, courting J.J. Abrams, who’s trying to land a half a billion-dollar megadeal with a giant media firm.
An article at Selection by Brent Lang and Matt Donnelly, states sources acquainted with the potential deal say Abrams ambitions are “huge” and that the person behind Star Wars – The Power Awakens and the upcoming “Star Wars – Episode IX”, is in search of the form of deal that would come with movies, tv collection, digital content material, music, video games, shopper merchandise, and theme park alternatives.
However in a blink and you will miss it a part of the article we get this little nugget of data. Within the story, Lang and Donnelly state this…
Disney, one occasion wages, is within the pole place for the reason that firm has a powerful foothold with Abrams due to his work within the Star Wars universe as a author, govt producer, and director. Hes at the moment engaged on Star Wars: Episode IX, which has been billed as a course correction at Lucasfilm after spinoff movies like Solo failed to fulfill the labels excessive industrial expectations.
Whereas we have heard Disney CEO Bob Iger and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy say issues are altering on the manufacturing facet of Star Wars, I do not suppose we have ever heard them use the phrases “course correction”. The article is dumping the explanation on Solo: Star Wars Story’s failed industrial success however for the reason that two should not associated story sensible and the trilogy is 2/three of the best way full, I am not seeing how these dots join. The wheels are in movement so far as the sequel trilogy is worried and so they cannot wipe the board clear at this level. In addition to, there’s nearly nobody who does not suppose the ultimate episode on this collection will not carry out very nicely on the field workplace.
Positive, they may alter their advertising and marketing strategy, one thing that damage Solo, and changing Colin Trevorrow with Abrams may very well be a part of this course correction, however they cannot precisely recast or inform a brand new story at this level. Till the product is up on the display, we’ll have the play the wait and see sport I suppose.
What does everybody suppose? Is that this simply business discuss or will Episode IX be the primary of a brand new course for Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise?
To learn the whole article over at Selection, click on HERE.
Keep tuned and MTFBWY.
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