Will Disney Ever Remake Star Wars? Akira, Wolverine, Kingsman, Game of Thrones, Terminator & More

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On the September 21, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news, including who might direct the live-action Akira movie, Matthew Vaughn’s original plan for a young Wolverine movie and hopes for Kingsman sequels and spin-off films, a fifth Game of Thrones prequel tv show in development, Linda Hamilton returns for the next Terminator movie, and Paramount is reportedly not happy that JJ Abrams is ditching them again to make another Star Wars movie.

 

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In the News:

Akira’ Finds New Life With ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi In Talks

Matthew Vaughn Wanted to Follow Up ‘X-Men: First Class’ With a Young Wolverine Movie

Matthew Vaughn Wants to Make ‘Kingsman 3’ and Spin-Off Movies

Writer Bryan Cogman Developing a Fifth Game of Thrones Prequel Show

Linda Hamilton Returning to the ‘Terminator’ Franchise to Play Sarah Connor in New Sequel

Paramount is Not Happy That JJ Abrams is Directing Another Star Wars Movie

 

In The Mailbag: Phil in LA asks “My ultimate hope is that somewhere down the line, Lucasfilm reboots the prequels and tells a story about the fall of Anakin Skywalker with stakes, and characters that we can root for and care about.  Do you think a prequel reboot is possible some time down the line. Cheers!”

 

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