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Star Wars: Boba Fett spin-off’s Disney+ filming date reportedly revealed

Published: 6/Nov/2020 10:58

by Daniel Megarry

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Reports have emerged claiming that a long-rumored Boba Fett spin-off series for Disney+ is going ahead, and that it will begin filming very soon.

With the success of The Mandalorian, which is currently airing its second season, it’s not surprising that Disney are eyeing up more spin-off series for the Star Wars franchise to land on its streaming service.

Iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett has been one of the most heavily-speculated to get his own series.

The fan-favorite character first appeared on the big screen in The Empire Strikes Back, later popping up in The Clone Wars and, more recently (spoiler alert!), the Season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian.

Boba Fett acted as Darth Vader's right hand man for much of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
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Boba Fett acted as Darth Vader’s right-hand man for much of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

A new report from the typically-reliable Deadline not only teases that a Boba Fett miniseries is happening, but also suggests that it could start filming on the week beginning November 9, 2020. Even more exciting, it’s speculated that filming for The Mandalorian Season 3 will follow, after a monthlong break.

LucasFilm once had a stand-alone movie in the works for Boba Fett, but that was shelved following the poor box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Hopefully, we’ll now get to see some of those plans played out on the small screen instead.

More Star Wars spin-off series in the works

Back in February, Disney executive chairman Bob Iger appeared to hint at more Star Wars spin-off series coming in the future. He said there was a “possibility of infusing [The Mandalorian] with more characters and taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”

Mando's popular Star Wars story continues in "Chapter 10" on Nov. 6.
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The Mandalorian is leading the way for several Star Wars spin-off series on Disney+

Boba Fett isn’t the only character from the Star Wars universe who’s been rumored to get their own spin-off series. A recent report pointed to a show featuring both Cara Dune and Bo-Katan Kryze, although Deadline says nothing’s confirmed for now. Others have speculated a Han Solo series.

If either of those do come to fruition, they’ll join a slate of upcoming spin-offs that have already been confirmed. We’ve got a Rogue One prequel series, an Obi-Wan series, an untitled female-led series, and the animated Star Wars: The Bad Batch series to look forward to.

In the meantime, you can catch new episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+ every Friday.

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Everything we know about John Wick Chapter 4: Cast, release date, more

Published: 17/Nov/2020 21:23

by Michael Gwilliam

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Fans of John Wick expecting the series to wrap up with Chapter 3: Parabellum in 2019 were in for a major shock when the film ended with a cliffhanger leading to yet another installment.

Since beginning in 2014, the John Wick series has received critical acclaim from fans and critics for its unique setting where seemingly everyone is an underground assassin and over-the-top violence.

The action series still has at least two more films up its sleeves, plus a potential spinoff in Ballerina and a television prequel titled “The Continental.” But for fans of the original series, chapter four is where all their attention lies.

Here is everything we know about John Wick Chapter 4 right now.

John Wick stealth
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John Wick Chapter 4 got pushed back to 2022.

When is John Wick Chapter 4 coming out?

Due to the world health crisis and the fact Keanu Reeves is working on The Matrix 4, John Wick had to be pushed back a bit from its planned 2021 release.

How much is a bit? Try a full year. On May 1, 2020, Lionsgate announced the film had been pushed back to May 27, 2022.

While this is rather unfortunate, it’s expected, as many big Hollywood projects fell behind in production. At least hopefully by then, theaters will be open so we can see all the action on the big screen.

Fishburne in John Wick
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Hopefully Laurence Fishburne returns for Chapter 4.

Who is starring in the film?

As of this moment, only Keanu Reeves is confirmed to return as the title character, however, it’s likely that we’ll end up seeing Laurence Fishburne come back as The Bowery King given Chapter 3’s ending.

Additionally, given the number of loose threads, it’s likely that we will see quite Asia Kate Dillon come back as The Adjudicator, Ian McShane as Winston, and Lance Reddick as Charon.

Of course, with a fifth chapter still to come, some of the potential returnees could end up being saved for the future entry.

John Wick wields gun
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The John Wick films keep outdoing themselves.

What is John Wick Chapter 4 about?

At the end of the third film, John was betrayed by Winston after the two worked together to fight off High Table assassins within The Continental.

After being shot and falling from the roof of the building, Wick is nowhere to be found. It’s then revealed that John had been delivered to The Bowery King where the two plan revenge against The High Table.

Unfortunately, how the two end up striking back remains a mystery for now, but Director Chad Stahelski teased some new ideas he has in store for the film.

John Wick on horseback
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How will Chapter 4 top horses?

“I think I have a lot of really cool ideas for the next one that I think are different and shocking and fun and unique,” Stahelski said in an interview with Collider.

With the fifth film still confirmed, we can only expect this fourth entry to conclude with some sort of cliffhanger as well, but only time will tell. Until then, we can just wait or go back and rewatch the previous three action masterpieces.