Rogue One's Diego Luna Reprising Star Wars Role for New Live-Action Prequel Series

Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.
Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.

With more and more details coming out about The Mandalorian—Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series, which will be the first to debut on Disney's new streaming service—we're now learning that a second Star Wars series is already in development.

According to ​Variety, Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for an untitled live-action series set to stream on Disney Play. The show will reportedly be a prequel to Rogue One.

"Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me," Luna said. "I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply."

With The Mandalorian ​reportedly filming now, it should be only a matter of time until we get more details about this Rogue One prequel, such as the title and who will be helming it.

Given the big-name stars who have signed on to direct episodes of The Mandalorian, including Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi, we can only imagine the lineup for this new series will be equally stellar.

Avengers: Endgame's Final Runtime Reported to Be 182 Minutes, According to AMC Theaters

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios

Time and space will likely not matter to Marvel fans who have been anxiously awaiting Avengers: Endgame's arrival in theaters. But for fans who care how long the epic finale of Phase 3 will be, let’s just say you might want to invest in the extra-large popcorn and soda to get you through it. And somehow be able to hold your bladder. The movie is now reported to run a full 182 minutes long, according to Entertainment Weekly.

In early February, directors Joe and Anthony Russo said that the runtime for the final film in the Avengers series could rival movies like Titanic and The Lord of the Rings series. Though they couldn't yet give an official runtime, they estimated a possible three hours of jam-packed action and adventure. Now, as EW reports, AMC Theaters has apparently confirmed that prediction, which Fandango then co-signed.

Ahead of Avengers: Endgame's April 26th release, AMC Theaters set up a movie page for the film, which accidentally revealed its runtime. Neither Disney nor Marvel has confirmed the information, and the page has since been deleted, but it seems to be a clear confirmation that the Russo brothers weren't kidding when they said that Endgame would set the record for longest-ever MCU movie.

[h/t: Entertainment Weekly]

Marvel Is Auctioning Off Props From Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist

David Lee, Netflix
David Lee, Netflix

Fans of Netflix’s Marvel shows are still reeling from the news that the comic book company's slate of television series, including fan-favorites Daredevil and Jessica Jones, have been axed from the streaming service.

While the initial reaction was shock, many fans then anticipated that this seemingly abrupt breakup between Netflix and Marvel was due to the rollout of Disney+, the exclusive streaming service being created for Marvel’s parent company. Since Disney will be pulling all of its content from Netflix and releasing it on Disney+, many fans were hoping that the shows would simply carry over from one platform to the other.

But with the recent news that the Prop Store will be auctioning off important props from Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fistto the public this August, it feels safe to say that these series may be canceled for good after all.

However, the definitive end to the shows comes with some good news: fans have a chance at owning original pieces from the series, including Matt Murdock’s billy club from Daredevil, Pop’s swear jar from Luke Cage, and Danny Rand’s stunt yellow Iron Fist Mask from Iron Fist. Check out the official Prop Store site for more details.

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