Every bounty hunter in the galaxy seems to be in pursuit of Baby Yoda on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+. Next spring, everyone in the real world will be after the same thing when the adorable little Force-sensitive creature will be made available as a few different toys from Hasbro.
Following a peek at a plush toy and a Funko POP, a new wave of Baby Yoda toys coming in May 2020 have been revealed by the toy company who has been behind Star Wars merchandise for decades now. They include a talking plush, a tiny Black Series figure, a kid-friendly action figure, and an assembly of cartoonish minifigures. Check them all out below. Read More »
Warner. Bros. is on a streak of announcing release dates — a lightning streak, you might say. The studio has set the official release dates for the sequel one of its most acclaimed DCEU comic book movies, Shazam!, while pushing back the theatrical release of its upcoming Sesame Street live-action movie. Both films will be coming to theaters in 2022.
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the original Star Wars trilogy wasn’t overloaded with CGI added after the fact. Greedo didn’t shoot first, nor did he yell out “Maclunkey!” Han Solo didn’t have a conversation with a cartoonish Jabba the Hutt and step on his tail. Hayden Christensen didn’t pop up as a Force Ghost. But all that changed. George Lucas went back and retooled the original trilogy, tidying up some things while also adding a whole bunch of extra junk that the movies didn’t need. And to this day, those special editions are the only versions that are officially available.
Fans have long hoped for the original versions of Star Wars to be released, and it looks like J.J. Abrams shares those wishes. He’s even asked the powers-that-be to release the un-changed cuts. But alas, such a release might not be in the cards.
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Lucasfilm has released a new clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and oh boy, is it a doozy. The short Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip appears to take place early in the film’s runtime and centers around Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). But if we tell you any more, that would be treading into spoiler territory. Continue on, only if you wish to be spoiled.
Spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ahead.
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What does it take to get Disney and Amazon, two of the biggest corporations in the world, to join forces? The shared goal of making lots and lots of money off a little movie called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
An exclusive Rise of Skywalker hidden video is currently accessible at a Star Wars merch page on Amazon, containing some soundbites from director/co-writer J.J. Abrams and his cast as they reflect on not just making this movie, but looking back at the Skywalker saga as a whole. And for those who have already completed your holiday shopping and aren’t sucked in by the siren song of Star Wars paraphernalia, you can just watch the video and abstain from the capitalism of it all (until you pay for a ticket to go see the movie, of course).
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Before we begin: in the spirit of the holiday season, can we all agree to not turn this into a debate about whether the Snyder Cut will ever be seen commercially? Cool. Now, on with the story.
Zack Snyder frequently shares images from his planned version of Justice League on Vero, his social media platform of choice. Most of them are of little consequence to anyone outside the most ardent fans and supporters of Snyder’s vision, but particular image has floated above that and into the level of being potentially interesting to the rest of the fan community as well. Check out the photo of actor Henry Cavill wearing Superman’s black suit below.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters in just a few days, and while some fans were expecting to be able to watch the movie and then quickly dig into a new “art of” book similar to the ones that have accompanied the other entries in the Disney-era Skywalker saga, The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has now been delayed until spring 2020. At least we can assume this thing is chock full of spoilers, right? Read More »
Twenty years ago, Curb Your Enthusiasm aired on HBO as a one-off comedy special. But it’s since evolved into one of the network’s longest-running series (even though there were often years between seasons). Now creator/star Larry David is back for a tenth season, and the newest trailer shows off even more of his petty, hilarious antics. Check it out below. Read More »
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It’s impossible to comprehend exactly how popular the Walt Disney anthology TV series was back in its heyday of the 1950s and 1960s, in part because it’s still somewhat baffling to ponder what the anthology TV series was to begin with. Now, the phrase “anthology series” calls to mind images of shows like Fargo, True Detective, or American Horror Story. But anthology series that existed back in the nascent years of the televisual medium were drastically different from the splashy, star-driven cable shows of the last decade. The Walt Disney program, which has had multiple names in its decades of existence, shook things up on a weekly basis.
Such is the case with one of the two currently available episodes of the anthology show that you can stream, right now, on Disney+. (If you’re wondering, “Josh, are you ever going to use this column to talk about the other episode I can stream right now?”, don’t you worry. We’ll get there soon enough.) For anyone who loves animation, The Plausible Impossible is a genuine must-watch, because in just the span of 52 minutes, you get a glimpse at how Disney animators of the Golden Age would approach the art of animation. Now, it might seem like an hourlong description of how animation works might do well only on a niche network. At the time, The Plausible Impossible was one of the top-rated hours on television the week it aired.
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We’re exactly one week away from the arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Sneak preview screenings will begin on Thursday night next week and likely go well into the early morning. But Disney and Lucasfilm are showing no signs of slowing down their marketing mayhem yet. In fact, a recently released The Rise of Skwyalker poster just might be the best of the entire campaign, and it even pays tribute to one of the most rare Star Wars posters of all time. Read More »