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Star Wars Series Ahsoka Adds Hayden Christensen To Its Cast

Hayden Christensen is once again returning to a galaxy far, far away. The actor, who portrayed "Star Wars" character Anakin Skywalker in 2002's "Attack of the Clones" and eventually became Darth Vader in 2005's "Revenge of the Sith," is now set to appear in "Ahsoka," the upcoming live-action Disney+ streaming series centering on fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano. Wait, Isn't Darth Vader Dead? The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about Christensen's appearance in "Ahsoka," which would see the a...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Kennedy, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Christensen, Kathleen Kennedy, Palpatine, Hollywood Reporter, Skywalker


Star Wars Bits: Sasha Banks, The Mandalorian, Boba Fett, Thrawn: Ascendancy, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:Sasha Banks Will Not Return in "The Mandalorian" Season 3"Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett" Debuts November 12"Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil" Excerpt"LEGO Star Wars: Castaways" Comes to Apple ArcadeAnd More! Sasha Banks Will Not Return In The Mandalorian Season 3 During an interview with Graham Matthews of Bleacher Report, WWE Superstar Sasha Banks was asked about the possibility of her reprising the role as Koska Reeves in "The Mandalorian" season 3...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Instagram, Banks, Disney, Lego, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Leia, Cool Stuff, Snoop Dogg, Dexter


Indiana Jones 5 Set Photos Feature Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Harrison Ford

Another batch of behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones 5 have made its way online (via Just Jared) as production continues in Italy. The photos, which you can check out below, provided us with a new look at Harrison Ford’s titular adventurer, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mystery character, making this the first time that the two leading stars were seen together. Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas is also included in the one of the photos with his back turned towards the ca...
Tags: Movies, Action, Ford, Italy, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Antonio Banderas, Indiana Jones, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Danny DeVito, Elizabeth Olsen, Jared, Golden Globe, Kathleen Kennedy, Jez


19% Of Fans Said They're Least Excited For This Upcoming Star Wars Project — Here's How We Feel

(Welcome to Survey Says, a feature where we conduct a movie-related survey for a random group of people and explain why they're completely right, completely wrong, or somewhere in-between.)"The Mandalorian" opened the door for an entirely new era of "Star Wars" storytelling. While shows like "The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels" had already proven that TV was a very viable avenue for this franchise, making it work in live-action was something else entirely. But the Disney+ series centered on M...
Tags: News, Television


The 12 Best Star Wars Books Ever Written

In the "Star Wars" universe, films and television shows may be the big events, but literature has been integral to the franchise since the very beginning. The first piece of "Star Wars" media ever released was the official novelization by author Alan Dean Foster, titled "Star Wars: From The Adventures of Luke Skywalker," which hit bookstores in November 1976, months before the film arrived in theaters. Two years later, Foster returned to pen the first official spinoff novel, "Splinter of the Min...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Williams, Death Star, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Republic, Empire, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Sean Williams, Leia, Lucas, Yoda, Naboo


Marvel Studios Pushes Back Entire 2022 Slate, Indiana Jones 5 Delayed Almost A Full Year

It would seem that the coronavirus pandemic isn't done messing with the upcoming slate of blockbusters from Marvel Studios. Last April, "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness" and "Thor: Love & Thunder" were pushed back due to the delay of the release of this year's "Black Widow," "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" and "Eternals." Even though all those movies made it to the finish line, the rest of the upcoming Marvel Studios movies have been significantly pushed back yet again, ...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, Marvel Studios, Disney Lucasfilm, Shang Chi, Variety Here


Star Wars Bits: Galaxy Of Creatures, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian, War Of The Bounty Hunters, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:Meet Galactic Wildlife in "Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures"Kumail Nanjiani Talks About His Role in "Obi-Wan Kenobi"Carl Weathers Begins Filming Season 3 of "The Mandalorian""Bring Home the Bounty" Products CampaignMarvel's "War of the Bounty Hunters" ContinuesAnd More! Meet Galactic Wildlife In Star Wars Galaxy Of Creatures StarWars.com recently announced "Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures," an all-new series of animated shorts, with the first two episodes availab...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Television, Movies, News, Robin Williams, Disney, Stanley Kubrick, Death Star, Hasbro, Silicon Valley, Darth Vader, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Rolling Stone, Ridley Scott, Ewan McGregor


The Mandalorian Season 3 Has Officially Begun Production

And we're off to the (space) races again, "Star Wars" fans! It has finally been confirmed that "The Mandalorian" season 3 is in production. The welcome news was revealed by none other than Carl Weathers, who will make his return as Greef Karga in a galaxy far, far away, alongside Pedro Pascal as Mando, aka Din Djarin. Weathers revealed the news on Twitter.As is pretty much always the case with a "Star Wars" project at this stage in the game, little has been revealed. So the fact that we even kno...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Luke Skywalker, Mando, Luke, Carl Weathers, Pedro Pascal, Dave Filoni, Andor, Greef, Baby Yoda, Greef Karga


Notable Upcoming Movie Art Books 2021/22

I compiled this list of notable upcoming movie art books initially for my own benefit to keep track of titles that interest me and/or which I would most likely purchase, but figured it might be of interest to my readers as well. I’ll be getting most, if not all of these titles for reviews at some point but it would take a while for me to write all of them, and I suspect some of my readers might just be interested in some of these titles to want to order them blind. 1) The Art and Soul of Dun...
Tags: Amazon, Wes Anderson, Anime, Lucasfilm, James Cameron, Marvel Studios, Simon Stalenhag, Dune, Frank Herbert, Loki, Denis Villeneuve, Tesseract, Amazon CA, French Dispatch, Time Variance Authority, Art Books Review List


Disney+’s The Mandalorian Season 3 Begins Production

Rocky vet Carl Weathers took to Twitter to confirm that production on the highly-anticipated third season of Disney+’s hit sci-fi prequel The Mandalorian has finally begun. Weathers will be reprising his role as Greef Karga and is also expected to direct another episode in the next season. The filming start was initially planned for April but was delayed because the stages in Los Angeles were still being used for the production of the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which had only wrapped in S...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Los Angeles, Action, TV News, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Weathers, Favreau, Taika Waititi


The 14 Greatest Action Movies Of The 21st Century

As nebulous and vague as the term "action movie" is, we're here to celebrate some of the more recent entries in the genre. With a series of 14 movies that, between them, possess enough vehicles, weapons, ammunition, and henchmen to populate a small army, they're a relatively diverse bunch. After all, the 21st century has been a watershed period for action flicks. The influence of eastern cinema over the past 20 years has led to a deluge of highly choreographed and spectacularly brutal fight scen...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, UK, Movies, Matt Damon, America, Earth, Rome, South Africa, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig, Christian Bale, Spike Lee, Gotham City, Batman, Thor, Baby


When Hollywood Is For Sale: What Media Mergers Mean For Movie Lovers

For those who have any interest in media, be it from Hollywood's perspective or purely from a business side of things, it is no secret that media consolidation has been a big thing in recent years. This, arguably, hit its apex of public interest when Disney completed its buyout of the majority of Fox's media assets in 2019. But, in less flashy ways for the general public, this is a trend that has only ramped up in recent years, especially in 2021. While it might not make for sexy bar talk, this ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Time Warner, Lionsgate, Reese Witherspoon, Disney, Fox, Netflix, James Bond, House Of Cards, Espn, Lucasfilm, Hulu


Kumail Nanjiani Plays 'A New Type Of Star Wars Character' In The Obi-Wan TV Series

If Kumail Nanjiani getting into the superhero game with Marvel's "Eternals" was a development that nobody saw coming, then the actor quickly turning around and joining the "Star Wars" universe was on a whole other level of surprise -- especially considering that it will be for the long-gestating "Obi-Wan" series. Not a bad career trajectory for a Pakistani man in Hollywood, particularly one who first got started doing stand-up comedy work and has now ascended to two of the biggest franchises on ...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Earth, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Obi, Chow, Obi Wan, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Chloe Zhao, Deborah Chow


The Book Of Boba Fett Proves Disney Has A Star Wars Prequel Problem

The Book of Boba Fett points to a prequel problem in Disney's Star Wars universe. Boba Fett's return in The Mandalorian, season 2 was well-received, and the bounty hunter's upcoming spinoff is hotly anticipated. While it promises to be an exciting journey for a fan-favorite character, the show becomes part of a larger issue when considered alongside the rest of Disney's Star Wars slate.Between The Book of Boba Fett, The Mandalorian season 3, and Ahsoka, Disney is creating and hurriedly fleshing...
Tags: Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Kylo Ren, Anakin Skywalker, Snoke, Skywalker, Jedi, Thrawn, Ahsoka, Ezra Bridger, Ahsoka Disney


Jason Isaacs Thought Mass Was 'Never Going To Be A Film' Despite An 'Extraordinary Experience' Making It [Interview]

"Mass" is a new drama marking the feature directorial debut of "Cabin in the Woods" actor Fran Kranz. The film played at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and arrived in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles this past weekend before it expands to more locations in the coming weeks. I cannot implore you enough to seek out this movie as soon as it's playing anywhere near you. To coincide with the film's release, we spoke with actor Jason Isaacs ("Harry Potter," "Sex Education...
Tags: England, New York, Movies, News, Australia, Superman, Dc Comics, Toronto, Los Angeles, Idaho, Harry Potter, Starbucks, Sex Education, Lucasfilm, ANN, Sam


Epic Games Reportedly Considering Its Own Entertainment Division & Fortnite Film

Epic Games is considering launching its own entertainment division, according to a recent report from The Information (via Eurogamer). RELATED: Will Smith’s Bad Boys Character is Now in Fortnite The company is said to be focusing on scripted video programming with a potential movie based on the hit video game Fortnite. However, Epic could also simply be looking to diversify itself even further and expand into a territory it hasn’t explored just yet. The report notes that plans for its entertainm...
Tags: Games, Movies, Epic, Will Smith, Lucasfilm, Ryan Reynolds, Epic Games, Video Game News, Jason McGatlin, Fortnite, Chris Furia, Fortnite However Epic, Head of Business Affairs, Lynn Bartsch


Epic Games May Make Fortnite Movie as Part of Entertainment Expansion

Epic Games is considering launching an entertainment division focused on scripted video programming, The Information reported Monday, citing people familiar with the situation. From the report: The maker of hit videogame Fortnite is looking to diversify amid legal battles with Apple and Google that have hurt its ability to expand in the mobile market. The division could develop projects including a feature film based on Fortnite, the people said. Such a film has already been discussed. Planning ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Lucasfilm, Epic Games, Jason McGatlin, Epic McGatlin, Lynn Bartsch Epic, Business Affairs and Chris Furia Epic, Production Finance


Indiana Jones 5 Set Photos Give First Look at Mads Mikkelsen With Harrison Ford

As productions continues on Indiana Jones 5 in Italy, a fresh batch of new behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Lucasfilm’s long-awaited fifth and final installment to the blockbuster adventure franchise have surfaced online. In the Indiana Jones 5 set photos(via Daily Mail), which you can check out below, features franchise star Harrison Ford as he finally makes his return to the set, following his shoulder injury last June during one of the film’s fight rehearsals. The 79-year-old actor ca...
Tags: Movies, Action, Ford, Italy, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Sicily, Elizabeth Olsen, Golden Globe, Kathleen Kennedy, Jez, Mads Mikkelsen, John Henry Butterworth


Jason Isaacs Can't Acknowledge The Existence Of Lucasfilm, Politely Threatened To Cut My Tongue Out

Jason Isaacs has been lucky enough to dabble in some huge franchises. Not only did he play Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" film series, but he played Captain Gabriel Lorca in "Star Trek: Discovery" (seen above) and voiced the villain known as The Inquisitor in the animated "Star Wars Rebels" series. However, his time in the "Harry Potter" franchise is over (at least for now), and the same goes for "Star Trek: Discovery" (at least for now). But the same might not be true for "Star Wars." Whil...
Tags: England, New York, Movies, News, Superman, Dc Comics, Toronto, Los Angeles, Harry Potter, Lucasfilm, Sam, Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo, Isaacs, Kevin Feige, Tom Holland


How Jango Fett Was Responsible For Asajj Ventress' Lightsabers

Jango Fett was indirectly responsible for arming Asajj Ventress with her signature red-bladed lightsabers in Star Wars: Clone Wars. Fett and Ventress never met, but the latter killed many of Jango’s clones, who, in the Legends continuity, were his pride and joy, representing his Mandalorian legacy. The two legendary warriors were also, ultimately, pawns of Count Dooku and his Sith Master, Darth Sidious. Through the intricate machinations of Dooku, on behalf of Palpatine, Jango provided the Coun...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Lucasfilm, Canon, Hunter, Palpatine, Jedi, Võsa, Jango, Bounty Hunter, Dooku, Jango Fett, Asajj Ventress, Asajj, Ventress, Clone Army


Indie Film Distributor Magnolia Pictures Is Apparently For Sale

The next big media merger in Hollywood may have emerged. In recent years, and this is something that has really been ramping up in the streaming era, media companies have been looking to scoop up content libraries to bolster offerings. The business, as it exists, is obsessed with IP and potential franchises. That has created something of a seller's market. To that point, Magnolia Pictures is reportedly looking to cash in.As first reported by The New York Times, the film distributor has hired an ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Netflix, New York Times, Lucasfilm, Magnolia Pictures, MGM, Magnolia, Gareth Edwards, Tucker, Bong Joon, Todd Wagner


Star Wars Bits: The Book Of Boba Fett, Star Wars: Shadow Of The Sith, Halloween Shopping Guide, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:An Epic Scene Description from "The Book of Boba Fett""Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith" and Other New Books"The Art of Star Wars: Visions" Comes Into FocusThe Origins of "LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales"The "Star Wars" Halloween Shopping GuideAnd More! An Epic Scene Description From The Book Of Boba Fett Our friends over at Star Wars News Net have an exclusive (and totally sweet) scene description from the upcoming Disney+ series "The Book of Boba Fett." While th...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Japan, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Society, Hasbro, Christian, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Alex, Cool Stuff, Luke Skywalker, Lando


The 12 Best Star Wars Characters Who've Never Appeared On Screen

The Star Wars universe is vast and continues to expand. Many new "Star Wars" shows are either in production or will begin filming soon, including "The Book of Boba Fett," "Andor," "Kenobi," "The Acolyte," "Ashoka," and future seasons of "The Mandalorian."  There are also new films in development, the first of which, "Rogue Squadron" from director Patty Jenkins, will debut in 2023.But Star Wars has always had life beyond the movies and spinoff series. Other media, including books, comics, and gam...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Rex, Darth Vader, Republic, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Leia, Force, Malak, Naboo, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Black Sun, Lando, Anakin Skywalker


New Stars Wars Novels Will Include The Story Of Luke Skywalker's Search For Exegol

Lucasfilm has announced a handful of new "Star Wars" books that will be telling brand new tales set within a galaxy far, far away. And it sounds like these books will be filling in some crucial gaps, in addition to possibly connecting to other major projects such as "The Mandalorian," if we allow for some speculation that is. The new titles include "Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith," "Star Wars: Brotherhood," "Star Wars: Stories of Jedi and Sith," and "Star Wars: Padawan." Now, let's have a closer ...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Movies, News, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Cool Stuff, Luke Skywalker, Lando, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Luke, Palpatine, Skywalker, Jedi, Obi Wan Kenobi, Ochi


Move Over, Mando, The Art Of Star Wars: Visions Book Is Coming In 2022

"Star Wars: Visions" began life over a decade ago as an art project curated by George Lucas himself. It started out as a coffee table book, then it became a touring museum exhibit in Japan, then it became a nine-episode Disney+ anthology series animated by seven different Japanese studios. Now "the circle is complete," as Darth Vader would say, and "Star Wars: Visions" is going back to book form.Next year, Dark Horse Comics will publish a 200-page book called "The Art of Star Wars: Visions" by Z...
Tags: Japan, Television, Movies, News, Akira Kurosawa, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Nerdist, Ian Tucker, Zack Davisson


Ahsoka: Everything We Know About The Disney+ Show So Far

"The Mandalorian" did more for the "Star Wars" franchise than can be adequately explained in a single sentence, but I'll try -- specifically, it was roundly beloved and opened up a whole new corner of a galaxy far, far away to be explored. Namely, live-action TV on Disney+. One of the first projects coming our way as a result of the show's success is "Ahsoka." The spin-off series will center on the fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano, who made her live-action debut in "The Mandalorian" season 2 e...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Rex, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Anakin Skywalker, Ezra, Sabine, Thrawn, Rosario Dawson, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Filoni, Ezra Bridger


Everything We Know About Andor So Far

Remember when "A Star Wars Story" movies were going to be the next big thing? Lucasfilm seemed perfectly set up for the next decade of "Star Wars" storytelling after the one-two punch of "The Force Awakens" in 2015 and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" in 2016, both of which grossed over $1 billion. Things ... didn't quite go as planned after that, as the rumors of behind-the-scenes troubles dominated the marketing for "Rogue One." The coup de grâce was finally delivered by the much-maligned "Solo:...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Lucasfilm, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Cassian, Andor, Fiona Shaw, Cassian Andor, Cassian Andor Luna, Adria Arjona Denise Gough Robert Emms Genevieve, Kyle Soller Tony Gilroy


Best Anime Anthologies To Watch

With the release of Star Wars: Visions, an interest in anime anthologies is bound to be generated. The scope is very wide when it comes to anime anthology films and series as they incorporate themes from sci-fi, horror, and local Japanese folklore. Barring a few American productions like Love, Death, & Robots, most of these anime anthologies are the result of Japanese animation but they are regarded as cult classics all over the globe.The fluid actions and rich environments behind such anthologi...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Entertainment, China, Tech, Bbc, Netflix, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Batman, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Katsuhiro Otomo, Gundam, Cowboy Bebop


Best Anime Anthologies To Watch | ScreenRant

With the release of Star Wars: Visions, an interest in anime anthologies is bound to be generated. The scope is very wide when it comes to anime anthology films and series as they incorporate themes from sci-fi, horror, and local Japanese folklore. Barring a few American productions like Love, Death, & Robots, most of these anime anthologies are the result of Japanese animation but they are regarded as cult classics all over the globe. RELATED: The 10 Best Anthology Movies Ever Made The fluid ac...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Entertainment, China, Tech, Bbc, Netflix, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Batman, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Katsuhiro Otomo, Gundam, Cowboy Bebop


Star Wars Bits: The Book Of Boba Fett, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian, LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:"The Book of Boba Fett" Poster & Premiere Date"Star Wars: The Bad Batch" Season 2 in Production"The Mandalorian" Season 2 ILM Sizzle Reel"The Mandalorian" New Funko Pop! Bobbleheads"LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales" PosterAnd more! The Book Of Boba Fett Poster & Premiere Date Disney+ recently announced today that "The Book of Boba Fett" — the new series teased in a end-credit sequence following the season 2 finale of "The Mandalorian" — will premiere on Wednesday...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Disney, Walmart, Walgreens, New York Times, New Zealand, Stanley Kubrick, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Richard, Ilm, Cool Stuff, Michael, Luke Skywalker