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Is this the end of Star Wars as we know it? Right before this week's episode of ReelBlend kicked off, news leaked that Lucasfilm might be holding off on solo, standalone movies in the Star Wars universe, with Disney and Lucasfilm focusing solely on Star Wars: Episode IX, and figuring out which trilogy might come next. Jake Hamilton, Kevin McCarthy and Sean O'Connell kick off this week with a conversation on the future of Star Wars, and its impact on the past.
Speaking of the past, the boys recorded this week's episode on the anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg's Jaws, so the co-hosts talk about why this movie's legacy has remained so strong.
But enough about older movies. What's new in theaters? The ReelBlend guys can finally dive into a spoiler-filled conversation on Incredibles 2, which broke records at the box office over the weekend and gave Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, Ratatouille) another smashing success. Why was it such a hit? Should they hurry up and make an Incredibles 3? The guys break it all down.
This week, the guys react to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They will get into spoiler-heavy reviews next week, after more people have seen it. But for now, one of the guys says he can't recommend it. Yikes.
Finally, this week's #Blend game was the films of Robert Zemeckis, which fit in beautifully, as the full trailer for Zemeckis' Welcome to Marwen dropped. It looks weird. But the guys discuss that trailer, as well as the trailer for Creed II. Here's that one, which you might want to watch before you listen to the episode:
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