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A Taika Waititi ‘Star Wars’ movie may be the breath of fresh air the franchise needs after the ‘Skywalker’ Saga

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According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, we may be getting a Taika Waititi-directed ‘Star Wars’ film sometime in the near future.

With the ironically named ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ bringing the Skywalker Saga to a close, there has never been a better time for the ‘Star Wars’ franchise to branch out into the kind of movie that fits Waititi’s signature style. 

Waititi has proven to be excellent at breathing new life into franchises and tired myths. Look no further than ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ for how well he revitalized the ‘Thor’ franchise. While Thor (Chris Hemsworth) continued to be a popular character on ‘The Avengers,’ fans were losing interest in Thor’s solo films.

Reviews for ‘Thor: The Dark World’ were middling at best, and if from that point on, ‘Thor’ only appeared whenever the Avengers assembled, nobody would have complained.

Then came Taikia Waititi’s first look at ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ with a trailer that took the internet — well, by storm. The movie took a bold new step forward, smashing Thor’s legendary hammer Mjolnir to find out just who Thor was without it.

The movie also saw Thor in extremely unfamiliar settings, the golden palaces of Asgard replaced with the 80s cyberpunk aesthetic of the gladiator planet Sakaar.

It was exactly what the franchise needed to get people excited about Thor again, and Waititi will be returning to a film that sees Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) pick up Mjolnir to become a Thor herself. 

He’s even brought new takes to something as tired as the vampire myth, with ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, a mockumentary about the daily lives of a group of vampires.

The concept was popular enough to get its own show, which is heading into a second season and has seen cameos from some of Hollywood’s biggest names. 

Most relevantly, however, this would not be Waititi’s first time directing a piece of ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Apart from starring in ‘The Mandalorian’ as a killer-robot-turned-nanny IG-11, he directed the season finale.

The episode was proof that Waititi both gets what makes ‘Star Wars’ work while also showing he can poke fun at old ‘Star Wars’ tropes, displaying them in a new light.

The extended Stormtrooper scene that began the episode gave to many ‘Star Wars’ fans the first real look at what the daily lives of the Imperial Army soldiers must be like. 

‘Star Wars,’ as a franchise, needs a bit of a shaking up. The sequel trilogy was a mess caught between trying to honor the original films while bringing something new to the table, and the result was something that nobody is entirely happy with.

Waititi has proven how well he can negotiate the needs of honoring the past while creating something new, and if the talks work out, there’s every reason to be excited about the future of ‘Star Wars’ movies.

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Star Trek Picard Season 2 : Cast, Plot, Release Date, Trailer And New Updates

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The initial season was a hit, and it is almost always a good sign because the series has already been renewed for a second season. A total of ten episodes have been confirmed, and there’s speculation that early work has begun for season three as well, although the network is yet to confirm that officially. CBS has stated that the reaction from fans has surpassed their expectations and also the fans deserve more of the show.

Star Trek: Picard year 2-When does it air?

On account of the early renewal, we hoped that year two would broadcast into quite soon. We anticipated the next chapter to land around late 2020 and ancient 2021, however, given that the situation on account of the coronavirus pandemic, it’ll be a while.

Who’s coming back into the cast?

Before the show even aired, Stewart already verified that he’s dedicated to the show for three seasons. However, those who can join him are Isa Briones like Soji Asha, Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati, Santiago Cabrera as Cristobal”Chris” Rios, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, Harry Treadaway as Narek, and Evan Evagora as Elnor.

What is going to happen?

It’s difficult to tell yet how Picard will proceed from the mysteries he finds in season one. Whatsoever manner the series decides to move forwards with this, we want that Star Trek’s central tenet of diversity extends onto to include more characters in future episodes too, imitating the current actions of Discovery. We expect to see more relations with the Star Trek world as we could find a whole lot in the first season.

When can we anticipate the trailer?

We do not anticipate a trailer to get there at least until the late afternoon of the season since CBS does not plan on giving much out before matters are conducting.

 

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Riverdale Season 5: Here’s What Fans Can Expect From The Fifth Run And Who All Will Appear

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One thing is now confirmed that fans will surely get the fifth season of the series. The streaming program CW reported the fifth run of the series Riverdale. The series Riverdale is about the story of Archie Andrews and inspect the lurked behind its ideal picture. Everyone is now waiting for the fifth season of the series.

The production work was delayed before due to the Covid pandemic. Fans want to know what will happen in the fifth run, and about the relationship of Jughead And Betty.

What Will Happen With Betty And Jughead

The characters of Betty and Jughead are a couple in the drama series. Be that as it may, things worsened in the fourth season for them. In the finale of the fourth season, both changes course too. So it would appear that they will separate in the fifth season.

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There will be a time bounce of five years in the fifth season. Sources additionally detailed that Jughead will get another sweetheart named Jessica in the fifth season.

What We Know About Its Arrival

The fifth season was declared even before the fourth season, not getting done with broadcasting episodes. Be that as it may, The CW halted production on the fourth season due to Covid, and afterward, a few episodes were cut. At that point, it was concluded that the episodes would arrive in the fifth season.

At that point, the production faced delay for season 5 for safety reasons. At that point, pre-production started in the earlier month. Presently the shooting is continuous in the fifth season. We don’t have any official release date for the fifth season of the series. It is expected to arrive in mid-2021.

Who All Will Appear In Season 5

In the new season, these stars will return for the new season:

• KJ Apa as Archie Andrews

• Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge

• Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper

• Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones

• Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom

• Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge

• Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge

• Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle

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TV Stars Back at Work: Photos From Batwoman, Grey’s Anatomy, SVU, Riverdale, The Good Doctor and More

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This fall TV season has definitely been anything but normal. Usually around this time of year, we would be gearing up for the premieres of our broadcast faves. But since the global coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production schedules across the industry, many shows have seen their returns to the fall lineup delayed by months, if not more.

However, there is some good news: The casts of series like Law & Order: SVU, The Conners and Superstore are back at work, filming under strict safety protocols, and they’re sharing on-set photos showcasing the new realities of production (as well as some mild spoilers). Among the highlights in the attached gallery: The Grey’s Anatomy docs keep their distance; Riverdale‘s Archie goes shirtless (duh!); Batwoman‘s Alice is back in costume; and NCIS hits a milestone.

Our annual roundup also features snapshots from the final seasons of Supernatural and Shameless. (COVID-19 can’t stop the Winchesters and the Gallaghers!) Plus, we’ve included some Falcon and the Winter Soldier action because it’s never too early to get excited for the new Marvel series.

Browse our gallery of back-to-work photos (click here for direct access), and make sure to bookmark this page for updates. Then hit the comments to tell us which returning shows you’re most excited to see back on your TV.

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