It is extremely unlikely that we will see footage of the eagerly anticipated '#Star Wars: The Last Jedi' until Star Wars Celebration which will be in Orlando, Florida in April. However, during a recent Disney shareholders meeting, those privileged few who were in attendance were able to watch some footage from the sequel to 'The Force Awakens' which will be directed by Rian Johnson ('Brick', 'Looper').
What was shown? (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
One of the people who was in attendance at this meeting was Daniel Miller, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and he had this to say on Twitter:
Miller also confirmed that Chewbacca, Finn and General Leia Organa were shown in the footage which, according to Miller, showcased a variety of different locations and environments. Obviously, this is very exciting stuff to hear and it builds the anticipation for when we, the public, will be able to see the first footage from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. The #Film itself is scheduled for release in December 2017.
Bad Boys 3 loses Director Joe Carnahan
Usually, the third film in a franchise as wild as 'Bad Boys' is not something to make the masses excited. Still, the fact that Joe Carnahan, the man behind critically acclaimed films such as 'The Grey' and 'Narc', was going to direct '#Bad Boys 3' was an incredibly exciting prospect.
Unfortunately, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Carnahan has left the project due to scheduling conflicts or creative differences. Whatever way this has happened, it is a blow to the production process of the film, especially as whoever comes in to replace Carnahan may have to re-work his script.
It is uncertain times for the next instalment in this franchise but Carnahan himself is a very busy man as he’s also writing the X-Men spinoff 'X-Force' and he has the intention to write and direct a remake of 'The Raid'. Certainly, 'Bad Boys 3' will miss Joe Carnahan far more than Joe Carnahan will miss 'Bad Boys 3' and whoever does come in as director will have their work cut out as Carnahan’s departure will leave a void.