8 minutes ago Arguably the two biggest film franchises in the entertainment world are the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars movies, both of which are owned and run by Disney. The MCU as we know it is coming to an end with Avengers 4, with Joe and Anthony Russo brothers wrapping up a decade's worth of movies, and likely ending their tenure with Marvel in the process. With The Russo Brothers possibly freeing up their schedule, all eyes on what the acclaimed filmmakers might work on next. The brothers recently hosted a Q&A following a screening of Avengers: Infinity War, fielding all sorts of questions from the audience. One fan asked if they'd be interested in directing a Star Wars movie one day, and Joe Russo said the following: Well, this is exciting. While there are no concrete plans for the Russo Brothers' journey into the galaxy far, far away, they certainly seem open to working on such a project sometime in the future. And given their work on four massive Marvel … [Read more...] about The Russo Brothers Would Totally Direct A Star Wars Movie
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Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012, the Star Wars universe has expanded. Diversity has been one of the highlights of the newer movies like The Last Jedi and Rogue One while also adding brand-new female characters who have never been in the Star Wars universe before. Some fans have mocked the new direction that Lucasfilm has taken on and others fully embrace the decision to have larger parts for strong female leads who aren't confined to play the damsel in distress any longer. A new study has broken down all of the Star Wars movies released to date, except for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and revealed which film has the most female screen time. Film lecturer Becca Harrison set out to figure out just how far the Star Wars franchise has come in the last 40-plus years in regard to female screen time and dialogue. To conduct her research, Harrison edited the 9 movies down to only include when women are on the screen and then used all of the dialogue spoken by females to collect … [Read more...] about Which Star Wars Movies Give Females the Most Screen Time?
[This story contains spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story] There’s something about the last minute reveal at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story that feels at once inevitable and surprising. It's an unexpected lurch towards the Marvel Studios model of cinematic universes that goes beyond the Easter Eggs of earlier movies, and towards a school of thought that expects audiences to watch every movie in the series in case of unexpected crossovers. Despite its troubled production, does Solo point to the future of Star Wars movies? For the majority of its runtime, Solo behaves like a traditional Star Wars movie of the Disney era: A straightforward adventure story with its roots in the original trilogy that can, nonetheless, be understood by newcomers, with its margins filled with references and Easter Eggs designed to appeal to fans with different levels of obsession. There are, for example, a number of scenes in which a pair of dice are given particular importance, paying off a visual … [Read more...] about The ‘Star Wars’ Universe Is Becoming More Like Marvel’s
10 minutes ago The Russo Brothers have proven themselves to be skilled at major franchise filmmaking. They've become the keepers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but once Avengers 4 is over, could they move on to another major film series? When directors become known for making blockbuster movies, they tend to get offered others, so it makes sense that the Russos could certainly end up on a short list for something like a future Star Wars movie. The pair was recently asked if they would be interested in doing that, and while they certainly showed a willingness to consider such a possibility, they would only do it if there was a story worth telling. According to Joe Russo... It sounds from the first part of what Joe Russo says on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast that nobody from Lucasfilm has been after them to direct a Star Wars movie because the studio is being respectful of Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios, and so it's not looking to poach them away. While it might seem like the … [Read more...] about Would The Russo Brothers Ever Direct A Star Wars Movie? Here’s What They Think
As fantastic and inspiring as the Star Wars movies may be, they commonly fall under fire for one serious issue: Their lack of female directors. However, Lucasfilm's General Manager Lynwen Brennan has revealed that this issue will soon be fixed. Earlier this year, Variety released a statistic about Star Wars that infuriated a lot of people: 96% of the franchise's writers and directors have been white males. Gender inequality has been a hot topic in the movie industry for quite some time now, with diversity now becoming one of the most important things in Hollywood. Unfortunately, this hasn't seemed to be a priority at Lucasfilm. Even with Lucasfilm's President Kathleen Kennedy being female, those under her also in creative positions, such as writers and directors, mostly seem to be white males. While many of these people have done great work that we certainly do not want to discredit, the demand for diversity on the creative side of things is still relevant. Fortunately, Lynwen Brennan, … [Read more...] about Lucasfilm Manager Says Female Directed Star Wars Movie Will Happen