A cavalcade of showbiz news hit the wire from Star Wars Celebration and more, and it's time for a round-up!
Dave Filoni's movie will entail a climactic event for the Star Wars series happening in the New Republic era, as explored in The Mandalorian (see "'The Mandalorian'") and The Book of Boba Fett (see "'Book of Boba Fett'").
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's new Star Wars movie involved a second special announcement, the return of Daisy Ridley to the Star Wars franchise as Rey Skywalker. Obaid-Chinoy's movie will take place after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (see "'Star Wars Episode IX' Teaser Drops"), when Rey will attempt to rebuild the Jedi order after the fall of the First Order.
'Star Wars Rebels'"), as it revealed New Republic live-action versions of Sabine Wren played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ezra Bridgers played by Eman Esfandi, Hera Syndulla played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Grand Admiral Thrawn played by Lars Mikkelson. Ahsoka will stream on Disney+ in August 2023.
Harrison Ford Gets Younger for 'Indy 5'"). This movie hits theaters on June 30, 2023.
Variety. The spinoff will be a prequel about Aegon I's conquest of Westeros, but does not yet have a title and hasn't gone into official development as of this time. This spinoff joins multiple other spinoffs in early stages of development including the Snow series (see "Jon Snow"), The Sea Snake (see "'Game of Thrones' Spinoff"), and Tales of Dunk & Egg (see "Thrones' Prequel").
Deadline. Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom will now hit theaters on December 20, 2023 instead of Christmas Day (see "Best in Shows -- 2023"). Also, the Minecraft movie now has an April 4, 2025 release date and the studio reserved December 19, 2025 for a future movie release (see "Best in Shows -- 2025").
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