Delilah Dawson’s Phasma will have three store-exclusive double-sided posters. One side of each poster will feature Phasma, while the other will have new characters from the novel . Del Rey is calling them First Order (Barnes and Noble,) The Resistance Fighter (Target,) and The Mysterious Man (Walmart).
Entertainment Weekly’s second day on The Last Jedi brings a look at Leia, Poe and the new-isolated Resistance, including Laura Dern’s mysterious Vice Admiral Holdo.
We also learn that Benicio Del Toro’s DJ is a “codebreaker” – aka a slicer. Did that term make the Legends cut-off? We’ll see soon.
Tomorrow, more on Rey.
Ron Howard is keeping it up, sharing yet another image from the Han Solo set that we have to zoom in on. Looks pretty fancy for a bunch of scoundrels… On Instagram he has prop food (also fancy!) and a safety meeting (not fancy.)
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter has a great interview with Donald Glover, where he reveals Billy Dee Williams’ Lando advice.
The Last Jedi covers Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview, and we’ve got a week of stories ahead of us as they ramp up the hype for the December film.
The deal will end with the 2019 releases, so December 2018’s The Last Jedi may still appear on Netflix. Still, this means our long wait for the rest of Star Wars is probably in vain. (And yes, those of you not in the U.S. may see Star Wars leave your Netflixes as well – assuming the Disney service goes international.)
I find this all a bit perplexing (except for the ESPN bit, because sports are their own thing.) Hardcore Disney fans may pay for a Disney-only streaming service, but everyone else? As a consumer, I’d rather not. \
UPDATE: Iger told reporters that the status of Marvel and Star Wars in this deal hasn’t been determined yet, and they may still license out both franchises. Marvel notably already has produced several series with Netflix, cumulating in the upcoming The Defenders. Those shows will stay on Netflix, Iger told CNBC.