While the future of the Star Wars franchise may look uncertain because of Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s poor box office performance, the person at the helm of Lucasfilm will stay on for another three years. New reports confirm Kathleen Kennedy has just signed a three-year extension to remain president of Lucasfilm. She will be responsible for overseeing the new films and help expand Star Wars with new television shows. More on the story below.
Well, consider this Jonathan Kasdan continuing the family business. After co-writing the Solo: A Star Wars Story script with his father Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan is now replacing David Koepp as the screenwriter of Indiana Jones 5.
Lawrence himself wrote the first Indiana Jones adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, while Koepp penned Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Additionally, the film is getting a scheduling change again. More on the story below.
Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies Hardcover | Kindle
By Andrew DeGraff (Illustrations), A.D. Jameson (Essays)
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release date: October 24, 2017
In the Introduction to his new book Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies, illustrator Andrew DeGraff (Plotted: A Literary Atlas) accurately describes how the children of the baby boomers grew up repeatedly watching films in the 70s and 80s, dissecting every second, learning dialogue, and analyzing all aspects. That’s a spot-on assessment of that generation, known as Generation X — of which I am one, as is DeGraff. Our generation grew up obsessed with movies at a time when there was no such thing as the Internet and Netflix where films are readily available at the touch of a button, so we really clung on to whatever we could access. That’s why an offering like Cinemaps, which visually delves into the minute details of all our favorite films, is such a treasure.
Earlier this year, Disney confirmed they would be releasingIndiana Jones 5 in 2019. The film will be directed by Steven Spielberg, with Harrison Ford reprising the title role he’s been playing since 1981. Given how well the actor’s return to playing Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was received, it only made sense that we get to see Ford play Dr. Jones once more.
But like the Star Wars films, some are worried that George Lucas will have some influence on the creative direction of the franchise. However, we might not have to worry about that any longer. According to David Koepp, Lucas might not be as involved as we originally thought. Check out what screenwriter Koepp had to say here below.
Disney has just announced that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will reunite for Indiana Jones 5, which has been scheduled for release on July 19, 2019.
The project has yet to be titled, but you can be sure it will serve as some sort of context to the artifact or location in the film. All the major players will be involved on the project, including producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. More on the story below.