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The Hollywood Reporter. The character, who discovered that his true identity was Aegon Targaryen, a potential heir to the throne, went North of the Wall with the Wildlings at the end of the final season of the original series. The network’s first spin-off series, Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, will debut on August 21, 2022 (see "’House of the Dragon’ Trailer").
The Hollywood Reporter. Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to return in the starring role. Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, who wrote the first film, have also written the sequel. Phillips plans to direct. While it appears far-fetched at first glance, the parties involved have musical experience: Phillips produced A Star Is Born, which starred Lady Gaga, and Joaquin Phoenix played (and sang as) Johnny Cash in the biopic Walk the Line.
Deadline. Scott Rosenberg and jeff Pinkner (Venom) wrote the most recent script. The VIZ Media manga series was on our Top Manga Franchises chart regularly from Fall 2015 through Summer 2019, and again last fall (most recently, for Fall 2021, see "Top Manga Franchises – Fall 2021").
The Hollywood Reporter. Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) will executive produce, and Andrew Guest (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community) will write, with the two acting as co-creators for the series.
Entertainment Weekly. The first of the three was announced last year (see "’Avatar’ Feature"); Lauren Montgomery (Voltron: Legendary Defender) is now attached to direct. Original series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will exec produce. The three movies have unconnected storylines, according to the report. Netflix is currently in production on a live-action adaptation (see "Daniel Dae Kim in Live-Action ‘Avatar’").