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Disney Confirms 'Slowdown' for 'Star Wars' Movies

Star Wars fans are going to be interested in reading quotes from this interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger, who confirmed the franchise would be slowing down.

Specifically, he was asked about releasing Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December of 2017 and releasing Solo: A Star Wars Story just five months later.

“I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna make films,” Bob told THR. “J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven’t been specific about. And we are just at the point where we’re gonna start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.‘s. But I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.”

The next Star Wars film is slated to be released on December 20, 2019.

Matt Smith Joins 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Cast!

Matt Smith is headed to the Star Wars universe!

The 35-year-old actor will reportedly be taking on a “key role” in Star Wars: Episode IX, Variety is now reporting. Matt has previously starred in Doctor Who and The Crown.

Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver, while new cast members include Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Naomi Ackie.

We won’t get to see the 9th Star Wars installment until December 20, 2019.

Stay tuned as we find out more about the new film!

Star Wars' Kelly Marie Tran Breaks Her Silence on Online Harassment After Deleting Instagram Account

Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran is speaking for the first time about being harassed online.

If you don’t know, back in June, Kelly Marie deleted her Instagram account after facing harassment and racist language.

She wrote an op-ed for the New York Times, starting, “It wasn’t their words, it’s that I started to believe them….Their words seemed to confirm what growing up as a woman and a person of color already taught me: that I belonged in margins and spaces, valid only as a minor character in their lives and stories.”

Kelly Marie continued, “And those words awakened something deep inside me — a feeling I thought I had grown out of. The same feeling I had when at 9, I stopped speaking Vietnamese altogether because I was tired of hearing other kids mock me. Or at 17, when at dinner with my white boyfriend and his family, I ordered a meal in perfect English, to the surprise of the waitress, who exclaimed, ‘Wow, it’s so cute that you have an exchange student!’”

“Their words reinforced a narrative I had heard my whole life: that I was “other,” that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t good enough, simply because I wasn’t like them. And that feeling, I realize now, was, and is, shame, a shame for the things that made me different, a shame for the culture from which I came from. And to me, the most disappointing thing was that I felt it at all,” Kelly Marie added. “I want to live in a world where children of color don’t spend their entire adolescence wishing to be white. I want to live in a world where women are not subjected to scrutiny for their appearance, or their actions, or their general existence. I want to live in a world where people of all races, religions, socioeconomic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities are seen as what they have always been: human beings.”

She concluded, “This is the world I want to live in. And this is the world that I will continue to work toward.”

J.J. Abrams Sends Out First Tweet After 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Begins Production

Director J.J. Abrams just sent out his first ever tweet and it is about Star Wars and the late Carrie Fisher.

If you don’t know, Star Wars: Episode IX started filming last week with J.J. directing.

“Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go. Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part. #IX,” J.J. wrote.

Carrie Fisher's Brother Supports Her Appearance in 'Episode IX'

Todd Fisher, the brother of the late Carrie Fisher, is speaking out in support of the decision to use unreleased footage of the actress as Princess Leia in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.

The film’s director JJ Abrams announced that her daughter Billie Lourd has also given her blessing.

“I couldn’t be more personally thrilled and happy that our Carrie will reprise her role as Princess Leia in the new and final Star Wars Episode IX, using previously unreleased footage of her shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Todd said in a statement to Variety.

“As we, her family, as well as her extended family of fans around the world so believe, Carrie’s ‘Princess Leia’ is forever entrenched in the franchise and her indelible presence is fundamental to the film. J.J. Abrams understood Carrie’s iconic role, and he has masterfully re-crafted this final entry to include this unused and very last footage of Carrie ever taken, without resorting to CGI or animatronics. Our family and her fans will look forward with great anticipation for this one!” he added.

Check out the full cast announced for the upcoming movie!