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Jason Clement posted a topic in TV, Movie, Blu-RayIf you missed the news last week, Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) was yanked as writer and director of Star Wars Episode IX. Rumors say that it was because he was difficult to work with and was a dictator on set. Anyhoo, there was also word that Rian Johnson (currently the director of Episode VIII) would take over and direct one more movie, but today Lucasfilm made it official that JJ Abrams will be taking the reins for one last time. J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. My first thought upon seeing this was, "Oh, well I guess that makes sense." I mean, ideally Johnson would have been the best pick since the movie is picking up from where he left off, but reports say that he didn't want to do another one, likely because it's a herculean effort and he probably would want some time to rest (which, production has to start right away, pretty much). I think Abrams is a pretty solid pick; The Force Awakens was pretty good, but now we'll get to see if that was a fluke or if Abrams is the real deal and can deliver a Star Wars film that doesn't adhere to the same formula as a past movie in the franchise. What do you guys think of Abrams being the new director for Episode IX?
Jason Clement posted a topic in TV, Movie, Blu-RayThis is probably the most exciting movie news I've heard thus far this year, but apparently the next film in the Cloverfield universe will be coming out next year, and it's called God Particle. Like 10 Cloverfield Lane, it's not a sequel to the first Cloverfield but it's related somehow. Also, the plot for God Particle sounds super cool. ALSO, Daniel BrÃ¼hl (Zemo from Captain America: Civil War) and David Oyelowo (MLK from Selma) will both star in it. I still haven't seen 10 Cloverfield Lane (I know, shame on me), but I'm super onboard for this one. What do you guys think of the news?
Jason Clement posted a topic in Bonfire ChattingHas anyone seen this yet? It's pretty funny because Abrams ends up pretty much not answering anyone's question, and his reaction to George Lucas' question is pretty priceless as well. You can tell he was definitely trying to deflect about Darth Vader's grandchildren, lol. Also, I was slightly surprised to learn he was only involved with the pilot episode of Lost. I guess people thought he was more involved because his production company ran the show? On a down note, it is kind of sad that he treated the whole thing as a joke (well, it mostly was but still). I was kind of curious to know what else was going on with Cloverfield too, but he never answered.