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‘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”

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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

Film

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

Video

‘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

Film

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

Film

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

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

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Watch Drone Footage Of Construction At Disneyland

This is not the drone footage you’re looking for. Wait, yes it is. Disney has released new flyover video of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the sprawling themed area that’s set to open next year at Disneyland in Anaheim. Yes, there’s lots of scaffolding and not all that much to see yet, but the footage gives an idea of the sheer size of the project. It ends with an animated shot at how the park will look upon completion — X-wing Fighter not included. Attendees will be… Read

Business

Disney’s Bob Iger To Shareholders: “I Was Rooting For Fox Searchlight” At Oscars

Some of Disney’s annual shareholder meetings over the years have brought high corporate drama, but today’s edition in Houston was more of a chance for celebration. There was a brief business portion of the meeting, during which directors up for nomination were introduced. All of them were approved. The roster includes Susan E. Arnold; Mary T. Barra; Safra A. Catz; John S. Chen; Francis A. deSouza; the company’s chairman and CEO, Bob Iger; Maria Elena Lagomasino; Fred H… Read

Film

Will John Williams Step Back From Scoring Future ‘Star Wars’ Movies?

The 86-year old composer who recently received his 51st Oscar-nomination for Star Wars: The Last Jedi admitted in a recent KUSC radio interview that after J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX, he’s finished with writing music for Star Wars movies. “We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one now for next year that I will hopefully do for him, and I look forward to it,” John Williams said. “It will round out a series of nine and be quite enough for me.” The Oscar winning… Read