Let’s start this roundup with the major spoilers, mainly because my favorite second-day take is all the questions raised by the [spoiler] in the end. I too have many questions! For a less irreverent take, there’s this, I guess. And there are tweets, you guys like tweets, right?Continue reading “The Mandalorian: Everybody loves [spoiler]”
Hey kids! Who wants to re-litigate the Special Editions? Yes, in the version of A New Hope on Disney+, there’s a new change in the ever-controversial scene where Han Solo and Greedo exchange blaster bolts. This time? Greedo says “maclunkey!” And yes, George Lucas did it. Go figure.
Honestly, at this point I think they just do it to mess with us. And, y’know, bringing up one of the longest-running OT controversies is great publicity for the films being on Disney+. But I’m sure that’s just a coincidence. Or something.
Disney+ has officially launched, and though some early birds did manage log in and watch shows such as The Mandalorian, the service is experiencing connection errors this morning as more and more people try to access it. Will these be ironed out in time for the after-work and school crowds? Stay tuned…
In the meantime, here’s a new clip:Continue reading “Disney+ goes live with The Mandalorian”
Disney+ goes live – at least for some of us – in the morning, and a new clip was dropped during Monday Night Football for the occasion.
Dave Filoni gets a Vanity Fair profile, with plenty of quotes from various Star Wars luminaries: George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Favreau. “There isn’t a thing that we do in the storytelling space that I don’t check with Dave,” Kennedy said. “What I find about Dave is you don’t just sit down and have a discussion about plot or review characters inside the Star Wars world. You end up having meaningful, thoughtful discussions about what it is we’re trying to say inside the storytelling. He has a lot of empathy.”Continue reading “The Mandalorian, Dave Filoni, Obi-Wan’s Hossein Amini and more on Disney+ Star Wars”
A brief one-time advertising opportunity on Disney+ for Starz is the price that Disney paid to get The Force Awakens from Starz, per The Verge. Which seems odd, given that TFA – which was one of the last Disney films on Starz under a pre-Netflix contract – hasn’t actually been airing on Starz is a while, but far be it from me to assume when the contract terms actually expire.
Buried in a fairly routine New York Times story on Disney+ marketing is a line that says the first episode will contain “a dramatic ‘Star Wars’-universe spoiler.” Speculate as you will, but chances are we won’t know until November 12, as the show isn’t even screening for critics.
Pull up your calendar app, Disney has released the debut dates for The Mandalorian on Disney+.Continue reading “Here’s when all The Mandalorian episodes are coming out on Disney+”
Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy will return for Disney+’s Cassian Andor series, Variety reports today. He’ll write the pilot and several episodes, working alongside showrunner Stephen Schiff.
Gilroy was fairly outspoken about Rogue One on a podcast last year.
Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk are both on board for the series, which is expected to debut in 2021.
Disney+ began the morning with a giant thread of the movies and shows that will be on the service when it launches next month, but we don’t need to scroll through all that: StarWars.com has the Star Wars lineup, and a roundup of the things that’ll appear later.
Most of the Star Wars stuff you’ve already seen will be there on November 12 – plus at least one episode of The Mandalorian – but The Last Jedi, Solo and even The Rise of Skywalker will be coming within the “first year.” The new episodes of The Clone Wars will be coming in February (have we heard before that it’ll be 12 episodes?), but all the old episodes will be there, plus the complete run of Rebels and the first season of Resistance.
New shows on the service are expected to release episodes on a weekly basis.
The Last Jedi and Solo are currently on Netflix, under Disney’s old agreement with the veteran streaming service.