Last month, Solo: A Star Wars Story hit theaters and failed to get the big box office response that usually accompanies Star Wars movies. Now, the word going around is that all of the standalone Star Wars movies are being placed on hold. Today's Nerdist News Talks Back is going into hyperspace to figure out how Lucasfilm can get the franchise back on track. Is it too simple to say "make better movies?" And can the Star Wars films ever replicate the Marvel Studios' mold with multiple movies per year?
Join host Jessica Chobot as she welcomes today's guests: producer Derek Johnson, Animation Investigation host Hector Navarro, and Natural Selection writer Rosa Pasquarella. After tackling the Star Wars dilemma, our panel of experts is tackling MTV's upcoming reboots for Daria, Aeon Flux, and The Real World. As much as we loved Daria, her story and show was very much a product of its time. We'll watch almost anything if it's good, so that's the first hurdle for Daria, Aeon Flux, and the rest to jump over.
For the final topic of the day, we're looking at the future of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Michael Bay is still attached as an executive producer, and it's going to be a reboot. How can this franchise turn itself around? We've got a few ideas.
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