Marketsaw 3D, a blog dedicated to film and 3D entertainment, has a totally unconfirmed and seemingly unsourced rumour about some of the names involved in the future installments of Star Wars. While I’ve never heard of this blog, Rich Johnston and the blokes over at Bleeding Cool seem to put a lot of faith in this particular source and his sources, though they add in all the usual caveats as well.
The writer is confident that the sequel trilogy will focus on the offspring of our classic trilogy heroes and echoes the sentiments that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford have all been approached.
But then things get interesting in his report.
First are some names being bandied about for exploration in film. Some I’ve seen, others are new:
Yoda, Palpatine, Jabba, Boba, Plagueis etc.
Jabba has long been thought of as a player in the live action series since it would be focusing on the underworld. And what Boba Fett movie would be complete without him? Harry Knowles has been shouting about a Yoda movie… But Palpatine and Plagueis? That is some incredible territory very worth exploring. I’ve seen the Darth Plagueis book actively change people’s minds about The Phantom Menace, going to the drawing board with that intent in film format isn’t a bad idea.
But then he goes on to explain that JJ Abrams is the choice for Episode VII so he can build and establish the world others are going to be playing in. Their focus is going to be on tone and JJ Abrams is the perfect person to set the scene.
But the list of directors for Episode VIII and IX is getting shorter and according to this man and his sources, Alfonso Cuaron is the name to watch.
Now, I’m not sure if this is just fanboy speculation or what, because I’d love to see Cuaron take a crack at it. He directed the best of the Harry Potter films and has always been one of my dream choices for the Star Wars franchise, but Marketsaw seems confident we need to look out for him in the context of at least Episode VIII, possibly IX as well.
And the other name is Simon Pegg. We all know Pegg is a huge classic trilogy fan, and was honored by portraying Dengar on The Clone Wars. He’s always had a close relationship with JJ Abrams who has brought him into two large franchises to wonderful effect. It’s no big leap to assume he might have a role in this film, but Marketsaw says thusly:
J.J. Abrams mystery cube or whatever he is calling it today, is in full effect, Star Wars news is going to be very thin on the ground for the foreseeable future, but expect Simon Pegg to be involved in some capacity. Can’t say why, but lets just say I have a strong feeling about that.
Be wary. Take this all with a grain of salt.
But it’s out there and I thought you ought to know.
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