Disney hat heute nicht nur eine komplett neue Star Wars-Trilogie von Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi, Brick, Looper) angekündigt, „that will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored“, sondern auch die lang ersehnte Live-Action-Serie für den geplanten Disney Streaming-Service.
Ob sie dafür auf die Drehbücher für George Lucas' abgesagte Star Wars: Underworld-Serie zurückgreifen ist nicht bekannt, Kathleen Kennedy hatte es aber in einem Interview 2015 nicht ausgeschlossen.
“Star Wars: Underworld” was the working title of the proposed live-action television series that would’ve been set between “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.” Lucas himself first announced the series at 2005’s “Star Wars” Celebration III. The show never came to pass, but apparently over 50 scripts were written and the shows were well into pre-production. There are conflicting reports that Lucasfilm actually shot some episodes, but they were shelved, but that doesn’t seem to be accurate.
In December 2015, Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy said she had been looking at both the ‘Underworld’ material and the canceled video game “Star Wars: 1313,” hinting that those concepts or characters could be used some day. In December of last year, Kennedy said Lucasfilm was having conversations with ABC about a live-action “Star Wars” TV show, but clearly the Disney streaming service is taking precedence.
Gleichzeitig gaben sie Pläne für ein Monsters Inc-Spinoff und Marvel-Serien (Plural!) bekannt. Letzteres ist dann auch mal ein dickes Signal an den zukünftigen Konkurrenten Netflix und deren Showrunner.
As for the Marvel show with no details known, this sends a big message to Reed Hastings and the Netflix family. Perhaps when the deals for the current Marvel/Neflix shows are done, Disney, moving forward, will start placing all their new Marvel shows on the unnamed channel (note, Netflix co-owns the Marvel shows so it’s very unlikely they’d ever be pulled or live on Disney only). No other details have been made available, but one thing’s for sure, with Disney already having had talks about buying 20th Century Fox, the media juggernaut is only looking to spread its dominance even further.
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