During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for July 27 - Aug. 2, including the best deals we could find for each.
Boyega is insisting that his decision to move on from Star Wars isn’t due to any creative differences or frustrations with fandom.
Here's your first look at Hasbro's insanely detailed "Heroes of Endor" Black Series set that includes Luke, Leia and Han along with an ewok and a speeder bike.
British actor John Boyega, who played the character of Finn in three recent "Star Wars" films, appears to have left the role behind him. Boyega revealed he has moved on from the character in response to a user comment on one of his recent Instagram posts showing the actor back on set. User @techsteveo wrote: “Force […]
Disney+ has ordered the next Lucasfilm animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch with a premiere set for 2021. Clone Wars architect and The Mandalorian EP and director Dave Filoni will return for Bad Batch as EP, alongside Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett […]
"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" is back at the top of the box office this weekend for the first time in 23 years. The film has grossed a total of $175,000 so far at 483 locations, originally reported Deadline, and is estimated to end the weekend in the $400,000 to $500,000 range. Directed by […]
Disney has rolled back on plans to release a 4K version of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” in theaters, Variety has confirmed. The decision comes just weeks after it was revealed a 4K edition of the film would form part of U.K. cinemas' reopening slate. While "The Empire Strikes Back" will still be screened in […]
During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for June 22-28, including the best deals we could find for each.
Mark Hamill had a secret role in “The Mandalorian,” that nobody knew about until Friday.On the final episode of the behind-the-scenes docuseries “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian,” it was revealed that Hamill lent his voice to a character in the Disney+ series. And who he voiced is an Easter Egg hunter’s dream: The droid EV-9D9.Disney+ last aired a new episode of “The Mandalorian” in December.Also Read: Disney+ in June: Here's Everything New Coming, From 'Artemis Fowl' to 'Schoolhouse Rock'Don’t know who that is? “Star Wars” die-hards will tell you EV-9D9 is the same droid in “Return of the Jedi” that was responsible for registering new droid acquisitions in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Even more, the episode in which he turns up — the fifth of the season — takes place on Tatooine, which just so happens to be Luke Skywalker’s home planet.It’s not the first time Hamill, an accomplished voice actor, has played someone other than his famous Jedi Knight in the galaxy far, far away. He’s voiced alien creatures in both “The Last Jedi” and “The Rise of Skywalker,” as well as the Sith Lord Darth Bane in the TV series “The Clone Wars.”Hamill, of course, is also well known for lending his voice to The Joker in “Batman: The Animated Series.”Read original story Mark Hamill Had a Cameo in ‘The Mandalorian’ That Nobody Knew About At TheWrap
The backstory may not be included, but you can see it running deep through Adam Driver's performance.
Ahmed Best — who once contemplated suicide due to negative reaction to his portrayal of Jar Jar Binks — finally returns to "Star Wars" with kids game show "Jedi Temple Challenge" on YouTube.
2020 marks the 100th birthday of the special-effects pioneer behind vintage Hollywood spectacles like "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" and "Jason and the Argonauts," as well as the 40th anniversary of the second — and best — installment in "Star Wars’s" Skywalker Saga.
Pedro Pascal and his masked bounty hunter on "The Mandalorian" have made an impact on the Golden Globes' rules. In a timely move during this era of mask wearing, a new Globe rule clarifies that Pascal, whose face wasn't visible for most of the show, was indeed eligible last year to compete as an actor […]
“I would kill to go sit in a Denny’s right now,” Patton Oswalt tells me on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast. The comedian ends his latest stand-up special I Love Everything with a long, masterful bit about just how depressing that particular diner chain can be. But after two months in quarantine, he would welcome it with open arms. Normally, Oswalt would be performing stand-up at clubs in Los Angeles and touring theaters around the country. “I’m missing it so terribly,” he says. “I wish that my process was sitting at a table and writing jokes, but that’s not how it works for me. Some comedians can sit and write, some can’t. I’m one of those that has to be up on a stage, so it’s been a little rough.” I Love Everything, which is streaming on Netflix starting today, is Oswalt’s first special since 2017’s Annihilation. In that hour, he spoke frankly—and at times hilariously—about the experience of losing his wife, the crime writer Michelle McNamara, to an accidental drug overdose.In the four years since, Oswalt, who recently turned 50, got remarried and rediscovered joy. That’s what the title of his new special is meant to convey. Eugene Mirman on Losing His Wife Right Before Coronavirus: ‘It’s So Strange Going Through This Without Her’“I think it reflects just that kind of resurging of the life force after being in so much darkness and then being back in the light,” he says. “You know, like a man who was dying of thirst and gets a sip of water and it’s the most luxurious, delicious water he’s ever had. So that’s kind of how life felt to me after coming out of all that.” After tackling grief through comedy, the new special is full of both silly meditations on trivial topics like breakfast cereal and deft takes on Trumpism and the MeToo movement. “I would like it to be a good time to release a stand-up special because everyone’s in a good mood and I can add to the happiness,” Oswalt says. “But it’s a good time to release a stand-up special for very bad reasons. Everyone is stressed out and stuck in their homes. I wish that wasn’t why it was a good reason, but, you know, there you go.”Highlights from our conversation are below and you can listen to the whole thing right now by subscribing to The Last Laugh on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Why Fox News pushing to reopen the country is the ‘height of evil’ “It’s very, very frustrating when you see people’s economic and job frustration being weaponized to benefit the rich. Obviously you sympathize with people that are out there going, you know, reopen businesses and stuff because they have to go work. But those kinds of protests are being astroturfed by wealthy people to get those people back working for them. And they’re the ones being put at risk. So it’s the height of evil when you see the Fox and Friends people, who are in remote studios and safe from each other going, ‘We need to end this social distancing, don’t you think?’ Why don’t you guys do it first? You’re seeing them throwing bodies onto the barbed wire to benefit themselves.” Larry Wilmore: Trump ‘Was a Lock’ Before the Coronavirus On the futility of trying to ‘parody a parody’ like Donald Trump“I was on The Roast of Flavor Flav and Jeff Ross went up and said, ‘How do you shame a crackhead who wears a Viking helmet?’ Like, what is our function here even at this point? How do you parody a parody? How do you parody someone who’s a bad comedian trying to get jokes and get attention and shit like that? After a while, the insanity and stupidity of his daily existence—and our daily letting it happen—is going to steamroller anything you’re going to come up with as a joke. How do we satirize the transcript of our reality right now?” On Trump’s latest ‘sarcasm’ excuse“That is every idiot that you’ve ever worked a shitty office job with, who thinks that he or she is funny and they’re not. It’s always the people who aren’t funny, who insist that they are. They say something horrible and then everyone in the office is pissed off. And they’re like, ‘I was being sarcastic’ or ‘I was punking you.’ It’s just desperate. Someone who’s never been funny trying to make themselves seem awesome after the fact. And also, so hang on, your explanation for telling Americans to perhaps ingest bleach or disinfectant was that you were being sarcastic? So let’s rewind that. At the height of a pandemic, we were approaching 70,000 deaths, your plan was to go out and be sarcastic and snarky about the whole thing? Either way, it’s horrible.”Maria Bamford Is ‘Ashamed’ She Worked With Louis C.K.: ‘I Thought They Were Rumors’ Why he decided to tackle MeToo on stage“As a comedian, it feels a little weird not to address it because it’s a huge cultural shift that’s going on. I think for the better. There’s going to be a lot of really dumb, well-meaning male takes on this. I’m not as fascinated with the people that are the enemies of progress. I always love the people who think that they’re allies, but they fumble it. Because there’s been a lot of times when I have thought I was being an ally and I fumbled it. What’s funny to me is not people being mean to each other. What’s funny to me is people trying to be well-meaning and trying to be nice and fumbling it. That to me is always so much more fun. So I kind of wanted to embrace that with the whole MeToo thing.” On ‘Star Wars’ fans who are already angry about director Taika Waititi’s upcoming film“They’re doing the right thing with all these Star Wars films, giving them to really interesting, cool directors. So, yeah, I could not be more excited to see [Taika Waititi’s movie]. I thought The Last Jedi was fantastic. I don’t understand all the hate for it. He did everything you don’t expect. [Director Rian Johnson] went in every new weird direction, which is the same thing that made Empire so much fun. Everyone’s like, ‘No, you’re supposed to do this and this and this!’ Why would you want a movie to meet your expectations? Don’t you want it to surprise you and startle you? Why are you paying money to see something that’s going to give you what you’ve flatly stated you want? ‘I’m going to say this thing, now parrot it back to me, here’s $20.’ I don’t get it! I don't know what he’s going to do and I want to keep it that way. I should not, as a fan go, ‘Make this thing and please, here’s my checklist. I expect these boxes to be checked off.’ Shut up!” Next week on The Last Laugh podcast: Star of Devs and Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Timothy Olyphant has joined the cast of the “The Mandalorian” for the Disney+ “Star Wars” show’s second season, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Details about Olyphant’s role are being kept deep inside the Sarlacc pit. Olyphant most recently starred in Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet.” Filming wrapped on the second show and names have started to leak out. Temuera Morrison will play fan favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett in the second season, and Michael Biehn, best known for starring in James Cameron’s “The Terminator” and “Aliens” has been cast in the second season as well. Additionally, Rosario Dawson joined the second season of “The Mandalorian” as Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi character introduced as Anakin Skywalker’s padawan during the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”Dave Filoni, who directed the pilot for “The Mandalorian” has written many other episodes and is a key creative voice on the Disney+ series, co-created “Clone Wars.”Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': Temuera Morrison to Play Boba Fett in Season 2The series was created by Jon Favreau and featured episodes directed by Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow and Rick Fukuyama. The second season is scheduled to premiere in this fall. It stars Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano and Giancarlo Esposito. And of course: Baby Yoda (aka “The Child).Olyphant is repped by UTA.The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.Read original story ‘The Mandalorian': Timothy Olyphant Joins Season 2 Cast At TheWrap
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Temuera Morrison portrayed Jango Fett in "Attack of the Clones" and is set to re-enter the franchise when "The Mandalorian" Season 2 premieres in October.
George Lucas’s far, far away galaxy is on the verge of several new beginnings on the big screen and beyond. Here’s a look at all of the different movies and TV shows currently in development.
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Taika Waititi will direct a new "Star Wars" movie for theatrical release, which he's co-writing with "1917" scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Disney and Lucasfilm announced on Monday. The studio also confirmed that a new untitled "Star Wars" TV series is in the works at Disney Plus from "Russian Doll" creator Leslye Headland, which Variety reported exclusively last […]