Tag Archives: Star Wars

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series at Disney Plus Loses Writer, Seeks to Overhaul Scripts

Pre-production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi-focused TV series in the works at Disney Plus has been put on hold as the streamer and Lucasfilm look to overhaul early scripts and find new writers, sources tell Variety. Hossein Amini had been attached to write. Ewan McGregor confirmed last August that he would be reprising the role of […]

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Trailer Shows Epic Finale on Disney Plus

Nearly 10 years and three networks later, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is finally getting its last season. Disney Plus will premiere the seventh and final season of the animated series on Feb. 21, likely releasing the 12 episodes weekly, similar to what the new streaming service did for “The Mandalorian.” It’s been six years […]

Taika Waititi in Early Talks to Develop ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Taika Waititi, director of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Jojo Rabbit,” is in early talks to develop a new “Star Wars” movie, Variety has confirmed. There are no further details about how far those negotiations are with Waititi, nor what his involvement might ultimately be. But hot off of six Oscar nominations for “Jojo Rabbit,” Waititi is one […]

Mark Hamill Deletes Facebook Account over Refusal to Censor Political Ads

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has deleted his Facebook account over the social media site’s refusal to fact check political ads on its platform. According to Hamill, Mark Zuckerberg “values profit more than truthfulness” as demonstrated by his decision not to censor political ads. Facebook says its policy is based on the “principle that people should be able to hear from those who wish to lead them, warts and all, and that what they say should be scrutinized and debated in public.”

Oscar Nominee Rian Johnson on ‘Knives Out’ Sequel and His Future With ‘Star Wars’

Among the many twists and turns in his thoroughly modern whoddunnit, “Knives Out” writer-director-producer Rian Johnson can count one more — an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. “Im blown away, man. We just set out to make a fun movie that audiences could enjoy,” Johnson told Variety in the very early hours of Monday […]

How Movies Like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Revived Animatronics

Call it the J.J. Effect. Animatronics — along with similar techniques like puppetry, makeup effects and miniatures — is making a comeback.  The work was long responsible for some of the most iconic characters and scenes in cinema history, then shunted aside in the 1990s as CGI became cheaper and delivered ever more realistic results. […]

Jon M. Chu Wants To Make A ‘Star Wars’ Series For Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico

Disappointed “Star Wars” fans have expressed their upset over the lack of screen time for actress Kelly Marie Tran in the latest “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” with the online campaign #RoseTicoDeservedBetter. “Crazy Rich Asians” and “In the Heights” director Jon M. Chu shares their disappointment, but he has a plan… After being introduced […]

Burning Questions From ‘The Mandalorian’ Finale and What’s Next For Season 2

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you have not watched the finale of Disney Plus’ “Star Wars” spinoff series “The Mandalorian.”” The season finale of “The Mandalorian” was crammed with as much action, drama and laughter as you’d expect an episode of television directed by Taika Waititi to be. “Redemption” closed as almost every episode […]

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Confirmed by Jon Favreau

“The Mandalorian” will officially be coming back to Disney Plus for a second season. Showrunner and creator Jon Favreau confirmed the renewal via Twitter, saying that the second installment is slated to debut in Fall 2020. Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020 pic.twitter.com/8VQYLDMQ0V — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2019 Favreau had previously teased […]

15 Women Who Should Direct a ‘Star Wars’ Movie

It’s not easy to sustain a beloved series over nine films and 43 years and many directors. But all the principally credited directors of the core “Star Wars” films, plus “Rogue One” and “Solo,” have been men. Enthusiasm for the franchise seems to be waning slightly, and “Rise of Skywalker” became the first of the […]

‘Star Wars’ Actor Jake Cannavale Trashes ‘Rise of Skywalker’ as ‘Absolute F**king Failure’

“Star Wars” actor Jake Cannavale trashed the latest installment in the iconic franchise, “The Rise of Skywalker,” declaring it an “absolute f**king failure” embodying the “overall laziness” of the latest trilogy.

Meet Victoria Mahoney: The First Woman to Direct a ‘Star Wars’ Film

Meet Victoria Mahoney. Mahoney is a self-professed “big-bad dreamer.” But as second unit director on “The Rise of Skyalker,” Mahoney is also the first woman to direct a “Star Wars” film. And she’s also the first black woman to do so. It’s an important distinction in a time where Hollywood is more scrutinized than ever […]