Disney and Pixar Announce New Animated Film, Obi-Wan Series To Feature Young Luke Skywalker & Issa Rae Making New Supernatural Flick

Movie news roundup: Disney and Pixar reveal their next animated movie, a young version of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia appearing in Obi-Wan series, and Issa Rae and Jordan Peele teaming for supernatural film.
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Disney and Pixar are set to dazzle again with an upcoming animated movie titled Luca.

Luca movie title poster

The two animation powerhouses have continued to raise the bar when it comes to visual content, and based on the success of their frequent collaborations, it would be safe to say that they can do no wrong.

Per an announcement via Disney Studios Instagram page, Disney and Pixar are making an animated film titled Luca, directed by Enrico Casorosa and produced by Andrea Warren.

According to the information, Luca will “take audiences to a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera to meet a boy named Luca as he experiences an unforgettable summer with new friends.

Luca will arrive in the summer of 2021 and the Instagram post is available for viewing below.

Disney + is reportedly casting two children to play the roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill as Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill as Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker

The casting is for the forthcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which will see the return of actor Ewan McGregor, reprising the iconic role of the Jedi master.

The Illuminerdi reports that the show is casting two 8-11-year-old children to the roles of Luke and Leia in the Star Wars spinoff that will take place 8 years after ’ prequel trilogy.

Ewan McGregor will return as the Jedi master, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ewan McGregor will return as the Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi

The production is reportedly looking for a “precocious” boy and girl for the roles, and while the names of the characters weren’t mentioned outrightly, we can assume that it has to do with them.

Insecure star Issa Rae and horror filmmaker Jordan Peele are teaming up to frighten us…

Issa Rae and director Jordan Peele making a supernatural film
Issa Rae and director Jordan Peele making a supernatural film

The duo is reportedly coming together to develop a new supernatural film for Universal Pictures which is titled Sinkhole.

The movie is described as a genre piece “that engages the question of female perfection and identity”.

Sinkhole is based on a short story of the same name and it centers on members of a young family who move into their dream home which has a gaping sinkhole in the backyard.

Issa Rae
Issa Rae
Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele

The sinkhole manages to take all things that are broken and destroyed and make them perfect again. But what if that thing is a person?

I confess that the plot is one of the most intriguing I have ever come across, and if any director in Hollywood can make something like that sell, it’s Peele.

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