Beetlejuice 2, Writers Strike, and Star Wars

32m | May 10, 2023

On the May 10, 2023 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writer Ryan Scott to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Beetlejuice 2, Writers Strike, and the future of Star Wars

In The News:

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  • Why Rian Johnson And Taika Waititi's Star Wars Movies Are Taking So Long, According To Kathleen Kennedy
  • Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie Could've Involved The Russo Brothers
  • Dave Filoni Sees Thrawn As The 'Big Bad' Of Star Wars' New Republic Era
  • “The way I look at it, there are [small] stories, and then there’s the big story of the day, too. A New Hope, Empire and Return Of The Jedi tell the important parts of the tale that really define the history of the period. There are all kinds of sub-stories underneath that. We’ve been building all these small stories. To me, a theatrical experience has to have a big idea — a monumental moment in the time period that changes what’s happening. What Tony [Gilroy] has done [in Andor] and what we did in Rebels, everything then changes when Luke blows up the Death Star. You’re looking for those moments that define an era, and that’s what the films really should be about — whether it’s characters coming together, or a defining moment. There are little things along the way that I’ve built across different mediums, all in preparation for things that come later.”
  • When asked if Thrawn is the "big bad of this New Republic era," Filoni answered without hesitation, "Definitely, in my eyes." He added:   "Thrawn became this very iconic villain, because he was different than anything we'd seen before. He wasn't another helmet-wearing, lightsaber-wielding bad guy."

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