A couple of days ago we celebrated the Star Wars holiday – May the Fourth. Around it we found out some very interesting things to come.
The most exciting news for us is the new series which will take place in the Star Wars universe and is, apparently, already in progress. The official trilogy finished, its branches are on halt for a while, as well as the next of the movies. However, the franchise managed to perform quite well on the small screen. The Mandalorian
proved to be a hit, as well as the primary reason for Disney+ subscribers to subscribe. We are expecting to see its second season in the not-so-distant future and it is already confirmed that there will be a third. Apart from that, there is an upcoming series about Cassian Andor from Rogue One, as well as another series about the iconic Obi-Wan Kenobi. Furthermore, we found out that Disney is also aiming at the small screen once more – a fourth Star Wars series is in the making.
The primary initiator is Leslye Headland, the creator of the Netflix show Russian Doll. She'll be the head scriptwriter and executive producer. Alas, there are no further details at this point, so we don't know which characters will take part and when the action will take place. Rumor has it that the show will take place in a new period in the future of the universe, long after the Skywalker saga. In other words, we may finally see some new material, unrelated to the past.
Others are extremely excited about the upcoming Taika Waititi Star Wars movie. Taika rose to fame with his humble cult hit What We Do in the Shadows, after which Marvel took him in to and bestowed him with their Thor movies. He switched up the dark tone of the first movies to the jokes and colorful scenes in Thor: Ragnarok, which the audience responded to quite well. His last year movie, Jojo Rabbit, even won an Oscar. Krysty Wilson-Cairns, famous for her work on 1917, will assist Taika on the Star Wars project with scriptwriting. Again, we have no further information about the scenario or the characters. The artists themselves have probably not started working on the script yet.
Finally – last year's VR game Vader Immortal
proved to be a hit, despite the fact that the Oculus headpiece is still not as widespread as expected at first. The game has three episodes developed by David S. Goyer and it won quite a few awards. It puts the player in the shoes of a smuggler and a ship captain, who is sent on a mission by Darth Vader in order to reveal an ancient mystery in the volcanic world known as Mustafar. The experience combines VR gameplay, cinematic segments and side-activities, such as lightsaber training. If you have not purchased an Oculus but you are a proud owner of a PlayStation VR – congratulations! This summer you will be able to try out Vader Immortal.
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