Monday, May 23

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Complete Rundown of the Future of ‘Star Wars’ TV and Film Projects
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Complete Rundown of the Future of ‘Star Wars’ TV and Film Projects

Ever since an array of Disney+ Star Wars series was announced, information and details have been somewhat scarce other than a few general notes as shows get closer to the release date. Thanks to an extensive Vanity Fair article, we have a ton of incredible new details, sneak peek interviews, gorgeous photos, and fascinating information regarding a slew of upcoming shows like Andor, Ahsoka, The Acolyte, and more! Here’s a great video featuring behind-the-scenes moments from the issue cover shoot.  It can be challenging to keep up with the whirlwind of new info, so we’ve created a quick recap below with our assortment of articles crafted to keep you in-the-loop. From Diego Luna’s interview on what makes the story of Andor unique to him, to Rosario Dawson unveiling the difficulty of keepin...
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Secrets Revealed by Vanity Fair
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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Secrets Revealed by Vanity Fair

The future of Star Wars television is well on its way to Disney Plus, and leading the pack consisting of the likes of Andor, Ahsoka, and The Mandalorian is the upcoming limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series, which arrives a bit less than 10 years after the ink dried on Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm, represents a key part of Disney’s investment in the biggest science fiction franchise in Hollywood. Vanity Fair has dropped a massive article on us, once again spearheaded by the talented Anthony Breznican, to illuminate the future. Since the article is large enough to warrant multiple pieces, this one will simply focus on the coverage tied to Obi-Wan Kenobi, a six-episode limited event series for Disney Plus. Set at the approximate midpoint between Revenge of the Sith and A ...
Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor on How They Approached Their Characters Differently in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
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Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor on How They Approached Their Characters Differently in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

We’re in the final stretch of the Obi-Wan Kenobi marketing push. The show will debut its first two episodes on Friday, May 27th, and now the team is deep into the press tour. After participating in some media events in Berlin and London, Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor were recently interviewed by William Mullally, on the Esquire Middle East YouTube channel. Christensen was first asked what it meant to him to come back, 17 years later, to both Star Wars and the character of Darth Vader: “It meant a great deal to me, to come back. This is a character that has defined my life in so many ways, and getting to sort of continue my journey with him is just hugely meaningful. There wasn’t a lot to wrestle with, it was a pretty easy decision. When I got the phone call and the invitation to ...
Editorial Part 2: Revisiting ‘Attack of the Clones’ 20 Years Later
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Editorial Part 2: Revisiting ‘Attack of the Clones’ 20 Years Later

(If you missed Part 1 of the editorial, you can read it here.) Welcome to “Part 2: Revisiting Attack of the Clones 20 Years Later”, where I’m continuing a nostalgic journey through 2002’s prequel installment. From the Fetts, to Samuel L. Jackson’s colorful request, to Yoda finally in action, grab some Jawa juice and check out Part 2 in our trilogy of articles. Let’s dive in!  THE FETT FAMILY GROWS When Boba Fett debuted in the polarizing Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978, and then in Empire Strikes Back, he became an instant fan-favorite. And Jango Fett was no exception. With Jango Fett’s debut, along with Boba Fett’s origin story as an unaltered clone of his father, Fett fever only grew (and it spurred a lot of other Mandalore content with Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, and The Book of B...
Batuu Bounty Hunters Interactive Game Comes to ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ in Florida
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Batuu Bounty Hunters Interactive Game Comes to ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ in Florida

In a recently posted video, VP of Creative and Interactive Experiences at Walt Disney Imagineering, Asa Kalama, demonstrated a new in-universe game park guests visiting Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida can play. Visitors can play using the upgraded version of the popular MagicBand accessory exclusive to the Walt Disney World Resort.  “Now if you’ve ever played Warmer-Colder as a kid, it’s basically the same idea here.”– Asa Kalama Dubbed Batuu Bounty Hunters, this new game will allow Guests to use their upgraded MagicBands to hunt down bounties hidden throughout Black Spire Outpost by tracking them using the band to see how close or far they are form their quarry. Using a combination of the wristband and a phone, park guests will have the ability to tag bounties hi...