Josh Trank‘s heavily publicized ousting from one of the first Star Wars spinoffs was a result of his reported workethic while on the set of Fantastic Four and his feud with its producer Simon Kinberg – who also happens to be a producer of the same spinoff. The fallout was that the film was pushed back indefinitely until Disney and Lucasfilm could find a possible replacement, with the two studios deciding to move ahead with a young Han Solo film, to be directed byChris Miller and Phil Lord, instead.
Rumors are swirling that the delayed spinoff could focused on Boba Fett, and now a new rumor has emerged that Michael B. Jordan could be the one to play the iconic Mandalorian. More on this story below.
“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy…”
This weekend the most diverse collection of individuals on our planet have gathered together in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for this year’s New York Comic-Con. And a group of our contributing GoDs — (Athena, Danny, Sarah, Max, Eve, and me, Dave3, to be exact) — are here to provide coverage of all the goings-on of NYCC 2015.
Among my favorite things to do is walk the convention floor, checking out all the goodies, meeting artists, creators, exhibitors, fans, and cosplayers. And of course, taking pictures along the way. And I spent the majority of today doing exactly that: perusing the aisles of the convention floor, taking in the sites, the sounds, and the smells of the ever-growing yearly Geekdom collective.
Today’s highlights include a run-in with the Baseball Furies from The Warriors, Princess Sparklefist herself Captain Marvel, and the amazingly amusing webslinger amalgam, Spider-Met!
Anyhoo, hit the jump and check out my photo galleries from today.
A new fan film has surfaced set in the beloved Star Wars universe. It follows Boba Fett (his backpack has jets, you know) after his life took a bit of a turn for the worse in Return of the Jedi and he ended up in the belly of a sarlacc.
The short film (and I do mean short) picks up after the bounty hunter has miraculously found a way to escape the beast and is on to his next move. And while very short, it is an impressive achievement for a fan film. You can read a brief description and check out the short below.
The name Josh Trank has been in entertainment news a lot lately. The director came under fire for tweeting his frustrations on studio interference during the production of Fantastic Four, which then led to a series of reports citing his erratic behavior. But this wouldn’t be the first time that we heard of it. In fact, way back in May, he was let go from the second Star Wars Anthology film due to those reported acts of odd behavior.
At the time, it was thought that Trank’s Star Wars project was one of the two reported Star Wars Anthology films, and that his spot had been filled by directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. But as it turns out, Miller and Lord’s Young Han Solo film is completely different from what Trank had been working on, and that Disney and Lucasfilm are still developing the film Trank has been on. More on the story below.
Recent news on the second Star Wars anthology film has been surrounded in a bit of controversy. We know that Josh Trank is no longer the director of the film, but it was the reasons why Disney and Lucasfilm let him go that were so controversial. Since then, there has been word that the film could center on Boba Fett, and while this has been unconfirmed, there are new reports that back that claim up, plus additional reports that the film could also have Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and Bossk in the mix.
Not only that, but there are rumors that Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn are in talks to direct the film.