Static Bits: Star Wars, Dead Lawsuits, Mad Max & Strange Doctors

Star Wars; The Walking Dead; Mad Max sequel; John Ridley's future Marvel project.

Here's some (Cinema) Static Bits about a conjecture about having too much Star Wars, the lawsuit facing The Walking Dead, and who is returning to the Mad Max sequel, while we ponder John Ridley's future Marvel project.  I know, riveting, isn't it?


Can there be such a thing as too much STAR WARS?

Someone once said we could be facing a Star Wars overload, what with all the content that Disney has planned for us. But I don't think it will be as bad as it seems.  Sure, Disney has a boat-load of content coming our way, but it boils down to a movie a year and a few TV projects, the Marvel comic titles and video games.

Technically speaking, those are all different demographics. Who will see the movies, the animated series and the comic books? Only the diehards, and they'll be happy about it. The rest of us mere humans will probably only catch one of the three product types being aimed at different markets.

And every single second of it is now canon.

Sure, fans will be getting exposed to multiple movies at the same time, from a film hitting Blu-ray, to a film being released in theaters and a film that will be in production. But Disney is loving this. This is what they do best, and that's the marketing of things.

The tip of the iceberg are these primary movies, The Force Awakens in 2015, Rogue One in 2016, Episode VIII in 2017, a Han Solo movie in 2018 and Episode IX in 2019.

But who is complaining?  No one I know!

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Frank Darabont has amended his lawsuit with AMC about getting fired from The Walking Dead. Now he's including his participation profits and loss of income from the new series that spun off from the original he helped bring to screen.


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Will Charlize Theron return to Mad Max?

Right now we all know that director George Miller and actor Tom Hardy are on board with the next Mad Max movie, whenever that is. But in an interview about another project, when asked about the upcoming film in development, she said "Huh?"

That was paraphrased, but effectively what she said.

Search for "This is all news to me" if you follow the source link.

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Trick Answers???

John Ridley (12 years a Slave) has signed up with Marvel to do a series, but he's been very coy about that project. Some suspect he'll be doing a Ms. Marvel series. But when asked about what he's up to and the rumors flying about, he says,

“My only connection to social media is my lovely wife, who is dialed in, and I can tell you that 99.99999 percent of everything that was put on social media was so phenomenally off-the-mark,” Ridley said. “Not to be arcane, but the rumors are truly off-the-mark. But it’s in a fun way. I’m just glad to be part of the conversation.”

Is it a Clue when John says, "Not to be arcane???" As in the arcane of a magician, so to speak, as in Dr. Strange? Though to be pragmatic, they have a movie coming out for that character starring Benedict Cumberbatch, so it is probably not that. Meh, we could drive ourselves crazy wondering... BUT THAT'S THE FUN OF IT!

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