Spinoffs

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‘Married With Children’ was a sitcom on FOX and it told the story of failed shoe salesman Al Bundy, and his family: tacky wife Peg, slutty, idiot daughter Kelly, and loser son Bud. Its dysfunctional family tag team with ‘The Simpsons’ was a perfect way to waste a prime time hour. The show ended unceremoniously in 1997 after 11 strong years, but its finish was an abrupt one. No final episode, no goodbye, nothing. I took it personally because I was a big fan. But when the “family” got together for Katey Sagal’s (Peg) induction into the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, I was wowed to see how close the old gang still is. And it didn’t surprise me to later hear news of a possible formal TV reunion. (more…)

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While a majority of the world has known for some time that J.J. Abrams will take part in directing Star Wars Episode VII, the news of the two reported spinoffs appears to be taking a bit longer to trickle down. Most of the original cast once involved in the franchise have already been asked if they’ll be involved in some way, but it looks like the news may have missed a Jedi.

During his promoting of Jack the Giant Slayer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! actor Ewan McGregor, the prequel’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, received the news firsthand resulting in genuine shock. Thought this isn’t the first time something like this has happened, people miss news all the time, watching it happen on live television in quite the sight. It’s kind of like a real life Jedi mind trick , you see his face drop and watch his expression go blank.

McGregor asked, “Is there new news today? What was the news today?” to which host Jimmy Kimmel proceeded to say, “There’s a disturbance in the Force today. They’re doing a Han Solo movie and a Boba Fett movie.” Jump ahead to the 3:10 mark for Ewan’s expression.

McGregor is absolutely confused, having to repeat it in order to make sense of it all. At least he’s able to laugh it all off, jokingly refering to Disney or Lucasfilm calling him back for some kind of cameo in either of the two films. Still, you have to love that look on his face.

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What we don’t know about the upcoming Star Wars movies far outweighs what we do know. For instance, we know Micheal Arndt is writing Episode VII. We don’t who’s directing, though there’s been more rumors today it’s Matthew Vaughn. We also know Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have been tapped to write for these new Star Wars movies. Up until now most assumed these would be the following movies of the trilogy, Episode VIII and Episode IX. Not the case according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They were the first to confirm Kasdan and Kinberg had been signed to write, and now their reporting those movies could be further “Episodes” down the line, say maybe Episode X or XI. Or possibly spinoff movies set within that galaxy far, far away as this line from the article indicates,

Their scripts could turn into official “Episodes” in the main Skywalker storyline, or they could form the basis for spinoffs focusing on side characters.

By now you might be wondering why I have Lando up there, gracing the top of this post. Spinoffs, guys! We could get movies about the lesser characters of the Star Wars universe! I like this idea that of /Film proposes,

Then, in 2017, instead of seeing the next film in the trilogy, we get a spin-off film – something like the young Han Solo story. That could feature Solo as a teenager, how he came to smuggling, the card game where he won the Millenium Falcon, the Kessel Run, why Chewbacca has a life debt to him, and it ends as he walks into a cantina in Mos Eisley.

I like how this guy’s thinking. It’s the perfect direction for new Star Wars movies because there’s so much they could explore. Why not a Lando movie? How about a Boba Fett flick? I’m sure that’d drive the fans wild!

What kind of movies do you want see come of this Disney/Lucasfilm partnership?

Source: /Film