Star Wars The Force Awakens x-wing 2

If you hope to catch The Force Awakens on television, your cable package had better include Starz. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it came in just under the wire as part of an existing deal between Disney and the network:

Force Awakens is the last movie to be included in Starz’s deal with Disney. The pact included rights to every movie the studio released through the end of 2015. Starz did not renew its Disney deal, with the company instead forging an arrangement with streaming service Netflix, which kicks off with films released in 2016.

So future Disney releases will make their “television” debut on Netflix? What a strange world we live in.

Samuel L. Jackson has been out and about promoting The Hateful Eight (which features one of his all-time best performances), which means that he’s also had to field a few Star Wars questions here and there. Thus is the curse of anyone who has ever appeared in any of these movies. The former Mace Windu doesn’t seem particularly high on J.J. Abrams’ take on the universe, but at least he’s polite about it. However, he does say that the new kids need lightsaber lessons and those are fighting words. What? Are you going to tell Mr. Jackson that he’s wrong? mace windu

Speaking of the collision between The Hateful Eight and Star Wars, Harvey Weinstein, whose The Weinstein Company distributed Quentin Tarantino’s bloody new western, seems to be taking the unlikely competition between the two movies in stride:

We’re living in a ‘Star Wars’ universe. I love ‘Star Wars.’ I think it’s great. It’s not sour grapes, but if I’m writing a memo to myself, I would say ‘do not open against ‘Star Wars.’ Do not open against the biggest movie of all time.

But you know he’s all grumbling and furrowed brows and yelling-at-the-top-of-his-lungs behind closed doors. Can you blame him?

The latest video from the Star Wars Minute YouTube channel takes a deep dive into the abyss to answer one of the most pressing questions from The Force Awakens: how did Maz Kanata end up with Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber? This is all speculation, but it’s fun, generally well-thought-out, educated speculation!

Because this is the internet and the internet is a place where anything is possible, here is a video of Koko the gorilla “reviewing” Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Pages: Previous page 1 2

Cool Posts From Around the Web: