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Film & TV Casting: ALADDIN, SUPERGIRL, Rian Johnson May Direct STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

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Aladdin, Supergirl, Star Wars: Episode IX, And Other Film And TV Casting News

AladdinSupergirlStar Wars: Episode IX, and other films and TV shows have made recent casting news.

These productions come from studios based primarily in the United States. The castings are subject to change.

Star Wars: Episode IX

Rian Johnson is said to be in the running to replace Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Trevorrow’s departure from the project was announced only today, with Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures describing it as a mutual decision on the part of both parties. Johnson would be a logical replacement given that he is already helming The Last Jedi, which is set to hit theaters on May 24th, 2019.

Supergirl

Izabela Vidovic and Olivia Nikkanen have both been cast as guest stars in Supergirl. The two actresses will appear in a series of flashbacks in an upcoming episode, with Vidovic set to play a young Kara and Nikkanen cast as young Alex. Vidovic has previously appeared in The Fosters, while Nikkanen is known for her role in The Americans.

Aladdin

Billy Magnussen has signed onto the cast of Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin remake.

Genius

Antonio Banderas will portray acclaimed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in the planned second season of National Geographic’s biographical drama series Genius.

Star

Keke Palmer has been cast in a recurring role in the second season of Star.

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Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former UCLARadio.com disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for HonorSociety.org to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

When I'm not working towards my certificate in Radio and Television/Video Production at Fullerton College, I enjoy reading (horror, science fiction, and historical/political nonfiction are particular favorites), participating in my school's TV and theatre clubs, attending movie screenings, plays, concerts, and other events, and trying to come up with pithy things to say on social media. Believe it or not, there are occasions where I find time to write for my own leisure.

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