Earlier this year, the final season of the animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars brought the Bad Batch in their finished form to Disney+ subscribers. Fans had seen this elite squad of mutated clone troopers in unfinished story reels back in 2015. So it was a victory for fans of these characters to see the squad how they were meant to be seen, or perhaps even better than originally believed to be possible, seeing how technology advanced by 2020.
When Solo: A Star Wars Story came out in the summer of 2018 to mixed critical and audience reviews, there was one aspect of it that nearly everyone agreed on: Donald Glover's performance as Lando Calrissian was the highlight of the movie. Some fans even said that he stole the spotlight from the main character, Han Solo. As expected, demand was high for Star Wars to incorporate Glover's Lando in future installments of the franchise. Around the time of Solo's release, rumors pointed to the possibility of a Lando spinoff, and though LucasFilm confirmed nothing, even Glover spurred on the speculation. As Solo was releasing in theaters, Glover showed great interest in a potential spin-off, and even pitched a feature film idea for Lando, painting the picture of a heist film similar to Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can.
The latest Star Wars rumors indicate that original Star Wars creator George Lucas could very well be returning to his beloved franchise, following the potential exit of Kathleen Kennedy. This latest bit of information pertains to a rumored "civil war" happening at Lucasfilm.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is not just one of the most beloved animated series of all time, but arguably one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. With wonderful humor, an engaging storyline, pitch-perfect characters, and a nearly flawless collection of episodes, it set the benchmark for what animated television storytelling could be. Some would argue that it has not yet been matched, let alone less exceeded.
The movie industry has seen significant changes this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We keep on hearing news of high profile films getting delayed time and time again for the safety of the people who make them and the people who want to watch them. It has been affecting brands big and small, to the point where it is no longer surprising to hear about a film getting delayed.
It is no secret that Rian Johnson lost a lot of fanboy goodwill with his release of the highly controversial The Last Jedi. After directing Looper (a fan hit) and Breaking Bad episode "Ozymandias" (arguably one of the greatest episodes of TV, period), hopes were high that Johnson could take Star Wars back to something that everybody loved. He did not. After gaining much negative audience reception from The Las Jedi, he was at a critical juncture in his career in regards to what movie to do next.