Star Wars live-action production appears to be moving forward as planned.
The unnamed Casian Andor Disney+series begins filming this year – and they are one step closer in the process with the announcement of Jonathon Freeman as their lead cinematographer.
Freeman has quite the resume, where he served as cinematographer on hit shows such as: ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘Rubicon’, ‘The Jury’, ‘Damages,’ ‘Fifty Dead Men Walking’, ‘5 Flights Up,’ and a variety of ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes.
Hello there! Not to be outdone, the working title for the upcoming Kenobi Disney + series will be given the designation of ‘Pilgrim.’ Initially, the working title had the designation of ‘Joshua Tree,’ back when the project was a live-action film.
Working titles are designations given to live-action projects, with the goal of keeping filming locations under wraps – preventing spoilers from leaking on-set.
A full list of the working titles of previous Star Wars projects:
- A New Hope – ‘Adventures of the Starkiller: Episode 1 – The Star Wars’
- The Empire Strikes Back – No working title given
- Return of the Jedi – ‘Blue Harvest’
- The Phantom Menace – ‘The Beginning The Doll House’
- Attack of the Clones – ‘Jar-Jar’s Big Adventure or Jar-Jar’s Great Adventure’
- Revenge of the Sith – ‘The Bridge’
- The Force Awakens – ‘Foodles’ & ‘Avco’
- The Last Jedi – ‘Space Bear’
- Rogue One – ‘Los Alamos’
- Solo – ‘Red Cup’
- The Rise of Skywalker – ‘trIXie’ and at one point called ‘Black Diamond’
Based on the working titles designated over the last 40-plus years for Star Wars live-action, the names appear to be more of a misdirection, than a clue of the film’s contents.
Speaking of films… Disney’s updated movie release schedule cleared up any conflicting reports regarding possible delays for upcoming motion picture release dates. Yesterday, Walt Disney Studios confirmed that Star Wars films are still on course to drop in 2022, 2024, and 2026. Currently, there are not any confirmed titles or directors attached to those dates – with Rian Johnson and Kevin Feige, among others as possible candidates. Rumors about Star Wars films being pushed back have flooded the internet over the recent months, but that’s why it’s always wise to always take those rumblings with a grain of sand.
If production stays on its current path, we are about two years away from the next Star Wars theatrical release.
Both the unnamed Kenobi and Casian Disney+ series have not been given an official release date, with the Mandalorian season two premiering in November of 2020.
Clone Wars Season 7 is filling the current void, with brand-new episodes streaming every Friday on Disney+.