Mark Hamill Spotted On Star Wars 9 Set...Is He a Force Ghost?
We know that production on Star Wars 9 will start at some point this summer, and while there weren't as many set photos that leaked for The Last Jedi, that leaked for The Force Awakens, there are always at least a few photos that leak from any set, even one as guarded as Star Wars. There was a leaked photo that showed Mark Hamill in his costume from the end of The Force Awakens, so how cool would it be if he was spotted on the Star Wars 9 set? After all, Mark Hamill recently said he wasn't too happy with the direction that director Rian Johnson took with the character, so a possible appearance as a Force Ghost, presumably his final Star Wars appearance, could allow the actor to go out on his terms, which would be quite memorable indeed, if it were to happen.
Star Trek 4 Moves Forward, Simon Pegg To Make Directorial Debut
We haven't heard anything on the Star Trek 4 front since July, when Zachary Quinto revealed that the script by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay still wasn't done yet. These were the same writers whose script for Star Trek Beyond was ultimately scrapped after director Alex Kurtzman left, with Simon Pegg and Doug Jung coming into rework the script and Justin Lin coming aboard to direct. It would be amazing to see Simon Pegg and Doug Jung come back to rewrite this script, but, and I know this is a big stretch, it would be even more amazing if Simon Pegg would make his directorial debut here as well. It would be especially fitting since Chris Hemsworth is coming back as George Kirk, James T Kirk's father, who has shown his amazing comedic chops of late in Vacation and Thor: Ragnarok. Chris Hemsworth, and the rest of the regular cast, being directed by Simon Pegg, sure does sound like a match made in heaven to me. Though who knows how this will turn out now that Quentin Tarantino is doing his own Star Trek movie.
Jordan Peele To Direct Black Panther 2
This one is also a bit of a stretch, admittedly, especially since Jordan Peele recently commited to developing a TV reboot of The Twilight Zone, along with producing Black Klansman for director Spike Lee. Still, it would be amazing to see Jordan Peee make that leap from low-budget thriller with Get Out to a major studio tentpole sequel like Black Panther 2. There have been a few who have made the leap from low-budget to massive budget, such as Colin Trevorrow and Gareth Edwards, but after the success of Get Out, critically, culturally and commercially, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Jordan Peele was being sought out for Black Panther 2. While the filmmaker has locked down a few projects as a producer, he doesn't have his directorial follow-up set in stone quite yet.
The Academy Forms Sexual Misconduct Task Force
This might be a stretch as well, but given how the LAPD has already formed their own task force, it wouldn't be surprising if the industy forms one to govern itself. After the Harvey Weinstein allegations were first made public in early August, no one could have predicted the impact that would have, with dozens of women sharing their stories of harassment and abuse, not just from Harvey Weinsein, but a myriad of other Hollywood power players, from filmmakers, to agents, producers, much much more. If this happens, hopefully that will lead to the best headline of them all.
Everyone Kept Their Damn Hands To Themselves In 2018
Over the past three months, the sexual misconduct floodgates have opened like never before in Hollywood, and, much to the delight of some, and the chagrin of others, the "court of public opinion" has been serving as judge, jury and career executioner, with Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and countless others now in shambles after these brave women started coming forward. Harvey Weinstein is facing possible criminal charges, while Kevin Spacey was booted from his own hit Netflix series, House of Cards, but also by the upcoming movie All the Money in the World, with Ridley Scott bringing in Christopher Plummer to re-shoot the scenes Kevin Spacey had previously shot. With these offenders and countless others losing their jobs and perhaps their careers as a whole, perhaps that could be the catalyst needed to put an end to this epidemic once and for all.