Ewan McGregor Gets Comfy as Obi-Wan

After rumblings last week made many fans think that trouble was brewing at the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, last night brought news about what’s been happening behind the scenes. The scripts turned in were not up to snuff, so Lucasfilm is starting from scratch with a new yet-to-be-named writer, and production has been pushed back until they get new scripts. However, from Ewan McGregor‘s perspective, the scripts are apparently good? Read More »

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker resistance fleet

Since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is wrapping up the Skywalker saga, it’s pretty much the last time for some key characters to make a significant appearance in the long-running sci-fi saga. And since it’s the end of an era in a galaxy far, far away, there are plenty of people who wanted to get in on the last chapter of the story that began all the way back in 1977.

That’s why there are plenty of cameos to behold in The Rise of Skywalker, some in the form of new characters, others being characters from previous installments of Star Wars. We’ve got a list of all the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker cameos that we know of so far, but beware of major spoilers as we name them. Read More »

birds of prey trailer new

Harley Quinn is back in Birds of Prey, the latest entry in the increasingly quirky DC movie film canon. Margot Robbie returns to the role she played in Suicide Squad, and this time, it looks like she’s working with much better material. Birds of Prey teams Robbie’s Harley with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), as the ass-kicking women band together to save  Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from the evil Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), and Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina). Watch the Birds of Prey trailer below.

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obi-wan kenobi tv series cast

Baby Yoda could have some competition in the sci-fi moppet department. A new casting rumor has sprung up around the yet-untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series in development at Disney+. The series, which is set to star Ewan McGregor reprising his role as the Jedi Master, is reportedly looking for an actor to play a young Luke Skywalker living on Tatooine.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

Disney and Lucasfilm will be releasing the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, when Disney+ launches in just a couple days on November 12. But they’re already hard at work on the next round of Star Wars content that will be coming to the streaming service, and that includes a six episode series focusing on Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Originally, this story was going to be a feature film, but it’s been retooled into a series, and writer Hossein Amini is happy to take more time to explore the state of things, both in Obi-Wan’s life and the galaxy at large. Find out what he had to say about the forthcoming series below. Read More »

doctor sleep review

For all of the horrors he’s conjured up over the decades, Stephen King is really a big softie. Yes, he’s written stories about horrible, nightmarish things happening to innocent souls. But in the end, King is a writer who believes in humanity. He believes in hope. He believes in redemption. Which is probably why he was so damn furious when Stanley Kubrick adapted his novel The Shining into a film in 1980. Kubrick, brilliant artist that he was, was also the complete opposite of King. It’s unfair to claim – though many have – that Kubrick was a misanthrope with a disdain for humanity. But it’s fair to say that Stanley Kubrick’s movies were, all in all, unsentimental – an attitude that King has never ascribed to.

With all of this in mind, Mike Flanagan was facing an uphill battle when it came to adapting Doctor Sleep, King’s own sequel to The Shining, published in 2013. King’s Shining and Kubrick’s Shining share a basic framework, and several similar elements. But they’re vastly different works. And King’s Doctor Sleep is a sequel to his novel – not Kubrick’s film. What was Flanagan to do? Ignore one of the most talked-about horror movies of all time and stick with King’s text? Jettison King’s prose to remain true to Kubrick? Or find some sort of middle ground? With Doctor Sleep, Flanagan has opted for the third option. But can the diametrically opposed viewpoints of King and Kubrick truly inhabit the same space?

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obi-wan kenobi original plans

The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series has had a long road to the screen. First rumored as a spin-off movie with Ewan McGregor reprising his role as the beloved Jedi Master, news of the project eventually fell by the wayside following the disappointing box office returns of 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. But rumors finally became reality with the announcement of the yet-untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series set to premiere on Disney+. However, McGregor has confirmed that the initial rumors were true: this was going to be a movie at first.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

For years, fans have whipped themselves into a frenzy over rumors of a new Obi-Wan Kenobi project. A project bringing back Ewan McGregor as the noble Jedi Master first appeared on our radars as a rumored movie before the Star Wars prequels star finally put us all out of our miseries this year by confirming that he was returning for an Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series. But it turns out that McGregor could have lessened our suffering a lot sooner. McGregor has apparently known and been attached to the Obi-Wan Kenobi project for years, and had lied to all our faces about it. Will the lies never cease, Ewan McGregor?

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birds of prey feminist

You can’t spell superhero girl gang movie without “feminist” — figuratively, of course. But it seems obvious that the Margot Robbie-led Birds of Prey would be a feminist film. It has a mostly female-cast, it is written and directed by women, and it is a movie about a comic book character stepping out from under the shadow of Batman’s most famous rogue. It’s in the title itself: Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. But star Ewan McGregor is confirming that Birds of Prey is a “feminist film” that offers a “real look on misogyny.”

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doctor sleep featurette

A new Doctor Sleep featurette gives us our best look yet at Mike Flanagan‘s sequel to The Shining. In the video below, go behind-the-scenes of the upcoming film with Flanagan, author Stephen King, and star Ewan McGregor, while also getting new looks at the recreation of the Overlook Hotel, the younger Danny Torrence, Dick Hallorann, and more.

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