Remember how that last, very short (6 eps) eighth season of HBOs' Game of Thrones was being delayed? We all thought they'd skip at most, a year before airing the final six episodes. Well, guess again. Filming has wrapped but post-production will go on... and on... and on... to the point that we won't be seeing this final short season until May of 2019.
At this point, GoT has become a memory much like a cancelled show has. I am sure that HBO will ramp things up just before the final season with repeats of whole seasons to get fans all back into the groove. But for me, it's been so long, I may just read episode recaps of the final season. I mean, when the one dragon became an ice dragon, I got pretty depressed! Not sure I can handle anything else. Another thing I'm anticipating with the final season is that it will be more violence and sex than subversive plotting. All the story lines have to wrap up and this world of GoT is not a pretty place to be when your story line wraps up! Right?
This is nuts, but there are reports that both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have dropped out of Star Trek 4 due to salary negotiation breakdowns. Apparently Paramount does not want to pay them what they're asking for. Which is a bit of a quirk. Imagine Star Trek without Capt Kirk? Or his father?
And if they even dare think about recasting, that will hurt the franchise, at least I think it would.
In a recent interview, they're playing off the potential loss of Pine and potentially Kirk, as nothing big. They said it's not about the characters, it's about the story. Um.. I don't know about you, but even though the last Star Trek as nothing but an action-fest filled movie with so little story/plot, that pulling Kirk/Pine will pretty much seal the fate of the franchise for me.
This is nuts and stupid. I can imagine Hemsworth not being in the next film.. he plays Kirk's father, but Star Trek without James Kirk? Yea... um... That's akin to having a Godzilla movie with no Godzilla. Or a Speed Racer film with no Speed or Mach 5.
Paramount just needs to pony up and get it done and get on with the show. I can't wait to see what comes of this.
After firing director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy 3, it seems they're having issues getting the film going again. And so it is, that it's being reported that production is being delayed for the time being. Or to be more precise, "on hold!"
In fact, crew members have been encouraged to look for other work and pre-production is no longer taking place.
They still haven't landed a director while Disney sticks to their guns about not using James Gunn, and Dave Bautista has been pretty vocal about supporting Gunn, as Gunn has apologized profusely for the humor that was pulled up from his past by remote enemies grabbing at straws to hurt Gunn's career. But it's still there and Disney has to stick to their call, or at least play stubborn about it.
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