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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ Rated By Atom Tickets As Most Anticipated 2019 Film Releases

Avengers: Endgame came out on top in Atom Tickets’ ranking of the most anticipated 2019 film releases. The survey by the social movie ticketing app, whose backers include Lionsgate, Disney and Fox, placed Captain Marvel and Toy Story 4 second and third, respectively. Endgame, though, finished on top of several lists (for most anticipated overall movie, ensemble cast and superhero movie) by “wide margins,” the company said. The preview list follows a forecast last week… Read

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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Brie Larson And Tom Hanks Top Fandango List Of Most Anticipated 2019 Movies And Actors

Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Star Wars: Episode IX are the most anticipated blockbusters of 2019, according to an annual survey by ticketing service Fandango. Brie Larson in the title role as Captain Marvel and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (plus the voice of Woody in Toy Story 4) topped the voting for Most Anticipated Actress and Actor of 2019. Comcast-owned Fandango based its findings on input from more than 3,500 filmgoers in… Read

Video

‘Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures’ Trailer Reveals New-Look Animation With Old-School Sounds

Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventure

It looks new but it sure sounds familiar. That’s the first-take reaction many Star Wars fans will have when they watch the just-released trailer for Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, the latest iteration of the Jedi universe. Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures is a new series of slickly produced, anime-informed shorts that use the familiar dialogue, sound effects and music from past Star Wars films. That old-school audio is paired with new-look visuals from Titmouse Animation… Read

TV

‘Star Wars: Resistance’: Trailer & Premiere Date For Disney Channel Toon Series

“Can you imagine what it’s like to be an ace pilot?” Well, it might get you a TV series. Disney Channel today released the first-look trailer for its new animated show from the Star Wars universe and gave it a premiere date. Check out the footage above from Star Wars: Resistance, which will launch at 10 PM Sunday, October 7. Set before the events in The Force Awakens, the series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono (Christopher Sean), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a… Read

Business

Disney’s Bob Iger On Rivalry With Netflix, Fox Film Integration: “We Don’t Have To Be In The Absolute Volume Game”

Bob Iger Mickey Mouse

During today’s call with Wall Street analysts to discuss third-quarter earnings, Disney CEO Bob Iger offered some of his most extensive comments to date on the company’s high-stakes effort to compete with Netflix in the subscription streaming arena. The topic dominated the half-hour Q&A portion of the call. Iger repeatedly emphasized that the approach to the streaming service would be a gradual one that will not resemble the flood-the-zone, saturation tack taken by… Read

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J.J. Abrams’ First Tweet Addresses ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’, Carrie Fisher & George Lucas

J.J. Abrams has stepped into the lion’s den known as Twitter — beware, sir — and the Star Wars: Episode IX producer’s first missive name-checks some heavy hitters. Here’s how Abrams chose to launch himself into the Twittersphere: Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go. Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of… Read

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review: Han, Chewy & Lando Save The Day In Rip-Roarin’ Origin Story

By now everyone knows of the troubled production history of Solo: A Star Wars Storywhich saw its directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord replaced halfway through the shoot by veteran Ron Howard. It supposedly was due to “creative differences,” but whatever happened in bringing the origin story of Han Solo to the screen doesn’t matter much once you consider the end product. The film delivers a rip-roaring summer entertainment and perhaps the key entry in this… Read

Awardsline

‘Star Wars’ Sets Off Fireworks In Cannes As ‘Solo’ Brings Some Disney Mojo To The Croisette

After a solid week of reliving the trials and tribulations of Ukrainians, Iranians, Italians, Egyptians, Russians, Poles, Tunisians, Chinese, Japanese, French and countless other countries depicted in wrist-slashing ways on the screen (not to mention the latest from the likes of Lars Von Trier and Gaspar Noe!), it was a pleasure to see some good old-fashioned Hollywood showmanship return to the Croisette in the form of Han Solo, Chewy and Lando all shooting up Cannes with… Read

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New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Featurette Marks “Great Expansion Of The Han Solo World”

Solo A Star Wars Story

With the May 15 world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story barely two weeks away, Disney has released a new featurette (watch the video below) pitching the cool factor and comprehensiveness of Han Solo’s back story. The two-minute piece, titled Becoming Solo, includes numerous new shots likely to get the fan base salivating, though there has been angst in some corners as the May 25 commercial opening approaches. There was a major jolt during production when Howard replaced… Read

Business

Redbox-Disney Legal Battle Escalates With Amended Redbox Complaint

The legal battle between Redbox and Disney — a case that stemmed from download codes to Disney movies being sold at discount prices, as Deadline was the first to report — is getting more intense. The movie kiosk company filed court documents accusing the Burbank entertainment giant of copyright abuse and unfair business practices. The amended complain follows Disney’s renewed efforts to have a federal court judge stop Redbox from selling digital download codes for its… Read

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Mark Hamill On Rian Johnson’s Polarizing Take On Luke Skywalker In ‘The Last Jedi’: “He’s Always Right” — SXSW

Rian Johnson

It’s been mor than three months since Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released and since then, the eighth installment of the iconic sci-fi franchise has been in the frontal lobe of pop culture. The intergalactic space opera continued at SXSW with the premiere of the Anthony Wonke-directed documentary The Director and the Jedi, which follows Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the blockbuster. Johnson took the stage to talk about his… Read