Briefs :Star Wars Celebration news and sneak peeks, Akira, Bad Boys 4 and more!

Waiti’s ‘Akira’ moves ahead, which explains why his ‘Star Wars’ movie is seemingly on pause

New trailers were revealed at Star Wars Celebration on the weekend for upcoming small-screen fare like “Ashoka”, “Young Jedi Adventures”, and “Star Wars Visions : Volume 2”.


It’s been all all quiet on the long-gestating live-action film adaptation of Akira in recent months but according to an oft-reliable trade reporter fans can expect to hear news soon.

Per Deadline’s Justin Kroll, the movie – which Keanu Reeves was once circling as a vehicle – is finally moving forward with Thor Love and Thunder’s Taika Waititi at the helm. Waititi was previously attached to helm a new Star Wars film which, suggestively, wasn’t touched on at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration.

Three new Star Wars movies were announced on the weekend at Star Wars Celebration in Europe : One, an untitled project written by Steven Knight that will see Daisy Ridley’s Rey return as a Jedi Master 15 years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, another from James Mangold that will be set around the days of the very first Jedi, and a Mandalorian-continuation on the big screen from Dave Filoni. Of the former, Kathleen Kennedy says “She’s attempting to rebuild the Jedi Order, based on the books, based on what she promised Luke, so that’s where we’re going.”
While Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron will no longer go ahead as a movie, it’s possible it might be a series on Disney+.

The star of TV’s “The Flash”, Grant Gustin says he won’t be back to cameo as the character in the upcoming feature adaptation. “No. (Laughs) No, there’s been a lot of rumors out there for a long time. And no one’s come out directly and asked me ever, you know, on the record,” he said during an interview with TV Line. “And the entire time, people ask me on the street all the time, and yeah, I’m not keeping some big elaborate secret, no.

Continuing its association with one of the most prolific producers in television history, NBC has renewed all six of its Dick Wolf-produced scripted series – “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime” – for the 2023-24 season.

After the staggering success of the film, expect Universal to quickly announce a sequel to Super Mario Bros The Movie. Jack Black, who voices the villain in the hit film,tells GameSpot, that it’s “not a given that Bowser will return” but if there is a spot for him he has an idea.”You know, what if there is a more powerful, more evil villain? Then I may need to be turned to help Mario and the rest to defend our universe against some other unseen force of evil. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Wario! Pedro Pascal is Wario.”

Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Eric Dane will play a villain in the fourth Bad Boys film, which is now in pre-production and will lens soon in Atlanta.

Kim Kardashian has joined the cast of the twelfth season of “American Horror Story” opposite Emma Roberts.

Damson Idris (“Snowfall”) will star alongside Brad Pitt in director Joseph Kosinski’s Formula One movie.

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