5 Hollywood Rumors: Is This ‘Star Wars’ Villain Joining ‘Rogue One’?
Every week, we take an in-depth look at the latest rumors coming out of Hollywood, from casting news to rumored directorial choices to the latest TV revivals. This week brought us plenty more gossip, including the latest on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the possibility of multiple Mad Max sequels, and the rumored new cast addition to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Below, check out five of the biggest Hollywood rumors of the week.
1. Boba Fett may appear in Rogue One
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At the Nuremberg Toy Fair this month, Lego teased its upcoming lines of Star Wars products, including its Rogue One toys (which debut in October). The promo art for the toys, seen above, seems to include a picture of Boba Fett’s ship, the Slave I, with a Rogue One caption. The photo immediately prompted further rumors that the iconic bounty hunter will play a role in the upcoming movie — a possibility that has that long since been speculated, but never corroborated.
Of course, this is just one of many rumors that have circulated the project in recent months, and plenty of fans have already pointed out that tie-in toys don’t necessarily always correlate with the movie. So for now, Star Wars fans will unfortunately have to wait to find out whether Fett really will play a role in the events of Rogue One.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may have a comedian in its cast
Rumor has it that the anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy sequel might have just added a comedian to its cast. According to CinemaBlend, comedian Steve Agee may or may not have just scored a role in the upcoming movie. Per the report, the casting rumor originated after fellow comic Doug Benson accidentally spilled the beans on his Doug Loves Movies podcast. “[Steve] just found out because he’s in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he has to shoot that bullshit instead of being here with us today,” he said on the podcast.
Neither Marvel nor Agee has commented on the news, so take this one with a grain of salt for now. Still, it’ll be interesting to see what Agee’s role is, if his part is eventually confirmed.
3. Drake and J. Cole: A joint tour?
Are the two rappers and longtime friends hitting the road together again? Apparently so, according to Hot 97’s Ebro. The radio host recently suggested that industry sources have said that the two artists could possibly be joining forces to tour together this summer. Neither singer has confirmed yet, but Ebro implied that an official announcement could be coming sooner rather than later. Fans will have to stay tuned to see if his intel is correct. If the tour does happen, it will be the first time that the two teamed up since Cole joined Drake on his Club Paradise tour in 2012.
4. Teen Titans might get another show
TV has seen plenty of successful comic book adaptations in recent years, but one set that has yet to get its own series is the Teen Titans. The group of superheroes was expected to get its show on TNT, called Titans, but the project ended up getting axed before it ever really got off the ground. However, according to DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the characters could still end up somewhere else.
“We [at DC] have known about [Turner nixing Titans] for months and months and months. That’s not new news to us. We have plans for Titans. It’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans,” he recently told TVLine. Whether that means the Titans are getting another show or simply appearing on DC’s other superhero series isn’t clear, but it looks like the door is still open for a Titan-centered project.
5. Mad Max might get two sequels
Ever since Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters to rave reviews (and eventually, multiple Academy Award nominations), there’s only been one question on everyone’s minds: Is there a sequel happening and when? After months of dodging the topic, director George Miller is finally opening up about the possibility, revealing that he actually has ideas for two sequels in mind.
“Because [Fury Road] got delayed so often, and we dug down deep into the backstory, Nick Lathouris and I have written two other stories,” Miller recently told The Hollywood Reporter. “One is a full script. It doesn’t have a title. And one of them we talked about in great detail and he wrote as a novella.”
While that should come as good news to those eager for a sequel, fans shouldn’t get too excited just yet. Miller emphasized that he wants do “something small and quick” before diving back into the Mad Max world, since the filming process for the latter is so grueling. Bottom line: While the sequels are still a possibility, it might be a while before we get to see any.
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