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Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Supernatural paved the way for new Hans Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich
The Solo: A Star Wars Story star's first acting credit was on the second episode of Season 1 of the then-WB series.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars gig likely renders Confederate as “unlikely to see the light of day any time soon if ever”
Although there’s no official word that the controversial slavery drama from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss has been shelved, Nellie Andreeva notes that their Star Wars gig “immediately raised serious doubts about the fate of Confederate, which was supposed to be their follow-up project to GOT, with production set to ‘begin following the final season of Game Of Thrones.’” Star Wars will likely tie up Benioff and Weiss for years, making them unavailable to work on Confederate.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
“A few” Star Wars TV series are being developed for the Disney app
Disney CEO Bob Iger said of the potential Star Wars series during an earnings call Tuesday: “We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct-to-consumer app. We've mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the entities that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn't completely closed, we can't be specific about that.”
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new Star Wars film series
Their Star Wars series will be separate from the upcoming Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy and the episodic Skywalker saga. The duo said in a statement they are “so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.” No word yet on if their Star Wars work will impact their controversial Confederate slavery drama project that they’ve been working on for HBO. According to Variety, “HBO declined to comment on the future of that series.”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
Adam Diver’s SNL Star Wars spoof lives on in the Star Wars Battlefront II game
Players can of the video game can play as Matt the Technician from the viral “Starkiller Base” sketch.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
How Star Wars’ infamous 1978 holiday TV special helped shape the movie franchise’s universe
George Lucas had to be convinced to make the now-legendary TV special to maintain interest in the franchise a year and a half after Star Wars premiered. As Christophe Haubursin and Mac Schneider of Vox explain, it was a “confusing mess.”
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
Mark Hamill: If my ABC cowboy sitcom hadn’t been canceled, I might not have landed on Star Wars
Hamill recalled his brief stint with Gary Busey on The Texas Wheelers, which he describes as a "discordant reply to The Waltons.” The sitcom ran in the 1974-75 season. “When the show was canceled, it was one of the biggest traumas of my life," says Hamill. “I was devastated. I thought, 'I'll never get a part that good again.’” He added on Twitter: “If this had been a hit- I would not have been available for #StarWars.”
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:24PM EST
BB-8 from Star Wars accidentally auditions for American Idol
Disney can use American Idol and Star Wars: The Last Jedi to promote each other now that they’re under the same corporate umbrella.
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 2:47AM EST
Live-action Star Wars should use the Battlestar Galactica reboot template
The early 2000s reboot of Battlestar Galactica would could offer a serious template for bringing the Stars Wars world into a live-action TV setting. “The Star Wars franchise absolutely should try to figure out how to make its world support more than the same few kinds of lightsaber-heavy adventure stories that define the films,” says Phil Hornshaw. “That means leaning into stories like the ones Battlestar Galactica told in its reimagining, and finding out what the world of Star Wars really looks like to the people who live there. The franchise has long concerned itself with war, heroes and good and evil, but it’s done a bad job of ever showing people grappling with real life in its galaxy.”
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 6:08PM EST
A live-action Star Wars TV series and a new High School Musical are coming to Disney’s streaming service
In addition to announcing a Star Wars TV series, Disney CEO Bob Iger said A Monsters, Inc. TV series and new entries in the High School Musical franchise will also be part of the Disney streaming service, launching in 2019. The streaming service will also include a new Marvel TV series. Iger also said the streaming service will be priced below Netflix. “Our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is,” he said. “That is in part reflective of the fact it’ll have less volume.
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
Patton Oswalt’s epic Parks and Recreation Star Wars filibuster might become a reality if Disney buys 21st Century Fox
Once again, Parks and Rec is predicting the future, as creator Michael Schur points out.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 10:47PM EDT
Star Wars: The Last Jedi director clarifies that he did not urge fans to avoid the Monday Night Football trailer
Responding to “a whole bunch of clickbaity jiggery pokery going around,” Rian Johnson tweeted of reports that he suggested fans not watch the Monday Night Football trailer: “I said IF you want to come in totally 100% clean, avoid the trailer.” UPDATE: Johnson tweeted: "FORGET EVERYTHING I SAID AND WATCH IT WATCH IT WATCH IT."
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Star Wars: The Last Jedi director says fans should “absolutely avoid” new trailer when it premieres tonight on Monday Night Football
“I am legitimately torn,” tweeted Rian Johnson. “If you want to come in clean, absolutely avoid it…But it’s gooooood…..”
Posted Wednesday 10/04/17 at 10:47PM EDT
The Goldbergs to tackle the Star Trek vs. Star Wars debate for Episode 100
Lea Thompson will direct her second episode of the ABC comedy, titled “Trek Wars.”