J.J. ABRAMS TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
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.
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Star Wars 8 Director Reveals More Porg Facts
While most Star Wars fans are anticipating the return of Luke, Rey, and Chewie, among others, in The Last Jedi, a group of cuddly newcomers called Porgs may very well steal the show. And just in case creatures like Jar Jar Binks and the Ewoks left a bad taste in your mouth, Episode 8 director Rian Johnson has dropped a few details regarding who these puppy dog-eyed puffins actually are. Information about the Porgs was previously released via their toy descriptions (in addition to Johnson’s information, they also “flock about the rocks and roost in the cliffs”), but more recently, the director offered up additional details while personally responding to a fan suffering from a depressive episode.
Daniel Dae Kim thanks Ed Skrein after taking over Hellboy role
Daniel Dae Kim, who is known for shows like Hawaii Five-0 and Lost, will play Major Ben Daimio in the new film. The character was Japanese-American in the original Hellboy comics. Kim said he applauded his fellow actor Skrein “for championing the notion that Asian characters should be played by Asian or Asian American actors”.