With all the news lately of the different Star Wars series in talks, there has been speculation as to whether or not Qui-Gon Jinn will return. People have been especially curious about his potential return in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. However, Liam Neeson, who played Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace, said that he has not been asked back yet for Star Wars. Much to the disappointment of many.
It has been confirmed that Spider-Man 3 has started filming in Sunnyside Queens in New York City. However, it seems like a second unit crew was sent to film there, which means that they do not need the main actors to be there. Second unit can be just for some establishing shots, exteriors, some of action scenes that does not require the main actors but just stunt doubles, or even major scenes without requiring Tom Holland in the scenes. Meaning, they could be filming with Jacob Batalon in scenes where they do not have Peter Parker. There are many possibilities since Tom Holland is still on the set of Uncharted, for which he is finishing his parts. I think that it is safe to say that we will not be seeing any images from the set anytime soon, probably not even to see Jamie Foxx’s new Electro costume. Initially, Spider-Man 3 was not supposed to start production until January 2021, but seeing this, it seems like the production of Spider-Man 3 is happening sooner than we thought.
After a lot of personal soul searching and a very overdue deadline, I have to confess something. I appreciate the final Star Wars trilogy more than I initially thought.
The Mandalorian season 2 is set to premiere October 30. It is so close that I will not even joke about it being too far away. After all, it is coming out next week! The lack of spoiler-filled details in the marketing has been great on Disney and Lucasfilm's parts. It keeps the show mysterious so that the viewers can be surprised about what is to come.
Star Wars fans have a lot to look forward to on the television side of things. It already goes without saying that The Mandalorian has been highly successful since it premiered along with the Disney+ launch. It is about to have its second season next week. As far as further live-action shows, we have the Cassian Andor series to look forward to, but most fans are probably more excited for the return of Ewan McGregor for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which has been described as a limited series that will last one season.
The comic book movie mogul, Marvel Studios, is gearing up for their productions and officially back in business, preparing their massive slate with new movies and shows. Phase Four starts with WandaVision, which is set to debut at the end of 2020 on Disney+. Meanwhile, Black Widow is set to be released in May 2021. It was supposed to debut back in May 2020, but was pushed back due to the pandemic. Marvel is ready to bring more new characters and close out arcs from earlier phases. The God of Thunder is the only one of the earlier MCU heroes that will be getting another fourth solo film, which will be Thor: Love and Thunder. The film was postponed to early 2022 due to the pandemic. But Marvel is ready to be in production with major A-listers who will be filming in Australia.