The Last Jedi failed to break Star Wars‘ 34-year streak at the Oscars, losing in all four categories it was nominated in. Both sound awards went to Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 took VFX, and John Williams lost out on score to Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water.
The Shape of Water was the night’s big winner, taking home four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro.
Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Kelly Marie Tran and BB-8 did present Best Animated Short and Feature, the highlight being BB-8 getting scratchies:
No Star Wars film has received an Oscar since 1984, when Return of the Jedi was awarded a Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects. But hey, we did get to see a porg on the Oscars, so that’s something.
The series finale of Star Wars Rebels is on tap for Monday. The episodes ‘A Fool’s Hope’, and ‘Family Reunion – and Farewell’ begin at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. Sizzle reel and more pics under the cut.
Rebels is back, and Recon with it. Andi Gutierrez talks to Dave Filoni, Kilian Plunkett, Carrie Beck, Caroline Robinson Kermel, Steve Blum, Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, Joel Aron, Keith Kellogg, and Pablo Hidalgo about ‘Jedi Night’ and ‘Dume’. Plus, Pablo answers a question about X-wings.
Disney’s Bob Iger tells investors that the company is currently developing multiple Star Wars TV series.
“We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct to consumer app. We’ve mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the interties that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn’t completely closed, we can’t be specific about that,” he said per The Hollywood Reporter. “I think you’ll find the level of talent … on the television front will be rather significant as well.”
The show(s) are expected to debut on Disney’s direct-to-consumer digital platform, which is itself not expected until 2019.
Still, I’m exhausted just hearing this, and using the exact same The Last Jedi still THR did because, yeah. Same, Luke.
Star Wars Rebels will return on Monday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. on Disney XD. The second part of the show’s fourth and final season will air in hour blocks, cumulating in a 90-minute conclusion on Monday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m.
Lucasfilm’s Leland Chee, of Holocron and Story Group fame, is on SyFy’s Fandom Files podcast this week, where he talks about Star Wars, his role at the company through the years and the challenges of canon and continuity.