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Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Jon Favreau's Star Wars series gives a nod to the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special
The Mandalorian will feature a blaster inspired from the derided 1978 Star Wars TV special.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
Star Wars live-action TV series The Mandalorian reveals its first image, announces directors including Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard
The What We Do in the Shadows director and the Jurassic World co-star -- whose dad, Ron Howard, directed Solo: A Star Wars Story -- will be among the first non-white male directors to ever direct a live-action Star Wars project, joining TV veteran Deborah Chow and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa. The first episode will be directed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars vet Dave Filoni.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Jon Favreau reveals Star Wars TV series details, announces The Mandalorian title
In an Instagram post, Favreau revealed his live-action Star Wars series for the Disney's new streaming service will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe," he wrote, in the style of Star Wars' iconic opening crawls. "The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” As TVLine notes, The Mandalorian is "a reference to a legendary tribe of warriors in Star Wars canon. Bounty hunter Boba Fett, a cult favorite from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, wore Mandalorian armor in honor of the tribe."
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal is rumored to be joining the live-action Star Wars series
The Star Wars fan site Making Star Wars reports that Jon Favreau may be casting Pascal as the "central lead" on his Disney Play series.
Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 1:07PM EDT
Star Wars live-action TV series set pictures surface on the web
Source: The Mary Sue
The set pics for the upcoming Disney Play streaming service series definitely have a "Tatooine vibe to it."
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Patrick Stewart's new Star Trek series should "Last Jedi the Hell Out of Captain Picard"
The new Star Trek series should do for Picard what Star Wars: The Last Jedi did for Luke Skywalker, says James Whitbrook. "That sort of hoping might rankle longtime Trek fans," he says. "In fact, many of them have spent the last few days desperately hoping for the direct opposite of Star Trek: The Last Jedi. They’ve read Stewart’s own statement that the new show’s Picard would be a 'man who has been changed by his experiences' and shuddered at the mere thought of a disillusioned, weary Picard roaming around an isolated family vineyard swigging freshly-squeezed Targ milk. They’d already had to go through one traumatic fictional upheaval, why wish that on another old hero? Why can’t Picard just be the Picard we saw in TNG and the movies? Because that would be kind of boring, for starters."
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars is expected to cost $100 million, or $10 million an episode
The New York Times reports that Disney's unnamed streaming service has taken on the nickname "Disneyflix" in Hollywood, after Netflix. The Times also reports that the streaming service is expected to spend $10 million an episode for 10 episodes of the live-action Star Wars. Favreau says the streaming service "affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters." The cost would make the show one of the most expensive on TV.
Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 10:11AM EDT
Report: Disney tried and failed to buy back Star Wars movie rights from Turner Broadcasting
Bloomberg News reports that in 2016, before firming its streaming service plans, Disney sold "certain rights" to the Star Wars movies to air on TNT, TBS and other Turner cable channels, as well as online, through 2024. Disney recently tried and failed to get back the rights to the Star Wars movies to use for its upcoming streaming service.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 6:20PM EDT
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being revived for Disney's streaming service
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The announcement was made at Comic-Con's 10th anniversary panel for the animated series. “It’s an anniversary," creator Dave Filoni told the crowd. "It’s 10 years. And you guys deserve something for being so great. A present, if you will,” Filoni told the audience. “We got together and we thought, if there is one thing we could give you what would it be? So here you go.” Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been picked up for a 12-episode season.
Posted Friday 7/06/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Twenty years after Felicity, Keri Russell is in talks to reunite with J.J. Abrams on Star Wars
This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the Abrams co-created WB college drama. And today Variety revealed that Russell is in early talks to reunite with Abrams, who is directing Star Wars: Episode IX, for a role that will require to do action-heavy fight scenes. Russell should be up for the job coming off her physical role on The Americans. Russell and Abrams last collaborated on the 2006 film Mission: Impossible III.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 8:19AM EDT
Stephen Colbert releases "A Star Wars Trailer to Piss Off Hateful Fanboys"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Late Show trailer reimagines Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran's Rose Tico as the main character following reports she deleted all the photos from Instagram account following racist and sexist harassment from diehard Star Wars fans. ALSO: Watch Colbert and Patrick Wilson sing the National Anthem before a Mets game.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Jon Favreau reveals the live-action Star Wars timeline
The director told Nerdist the live-action series will be set seven years after Return of the Jedi.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:53PM EDT
SNL celebrates Star Wars Day by releasing a Charlie Sheen "Cut for Time" sketch from 2001
Check out "Casual Friday on the Death Star."
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Ron Howard gives Star Wars the Arrested Development treatment
The Solo: A Star Wars Story director used his Arrested Development-narrating skills for this sketch from The Star Wars Show.
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 1:08PM EDT
Disney Channel orders Star Wars Resistance animated series
The anime-inspired Star Wars Resistance will premiere on Disney Channel this fall and also air on Disney XD. According to Variety, "the show follows a young pilot named Kazudo Xiono who was recruited by the Resistance to spy on the increasing threat of the First Order. The time period explored in the series will be uncharted territory as the events occur prior to the 2015 blockbuster The Force Awakens."