Marvel Legends - Obadiah Stane and Iron Monger Action Figure

Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line has been filling in the gaps of their action figure line-up inspired by The Infinity Saga, and with the latest additions, they’re reaching back into the original Iron Man franchise.

First up, there’s an Iron Man Mark III figure with all-new armor accessories and a face sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. But Iron Man needs a big bad to go up against, so Marvel Legends has also released a two-pack of Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane along with his hulking Iron Monger armor suit. And finally, Happy Hogan is joining the fight, along with the Iron Man Mark 21 armor as seen in Iron Man 3. Read More »

The Mandalorian commentary

The Mandalorian kicked off with a bang last year, putting Mando, Cobb Vanth (a swaggering Timothy Olyphant), a tribe of Tusken Raiders, and the villagers of Tatooine’s Mos Pelgo up against a massive Krayt dragon. And that was only the first episode.

Now that the series has been recognized as one of the American Film Institute’s top television shows of 2020, producer Jon Favreau (who also directed the Krayt dragon episode) has recorded a new The Mandalorian commentary video for AFI which walks viewers through some of the challenges of filming that sequence. Favreau also talks about that jaw-dropping cameo at the end of season 2, so check out the video below. Read More »

As teased in an end-credit sequence following the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, Boba Fett’s journey will continue in The Book of Boba Fett, a new Disney+ Original Series produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez. Set within the timeline of The Mandalorian and starring Temuera Morrison as the titular bounty hunter, along with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, The Book of Boba Fett is currently in production and will arrive December 2021 on Disney+.

As a massive Boba Fett fan, this is a total dream come true. While the official announcement states the series is set during the events of The Mandalorian, the title suggests the show may have some anthology elements, like Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars Tales or those classic books of the Expanded Universe era like Tales From Jabba’s Palace and Tales of the Bounty Hunters.

If the show utilizes a framing technique that has Boba reminiscing on his life and career as the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter, we may get to see some fabled moments from the character’s past that will disintegrate (in a good way) the hearts and minds of diehard Fett fans everywhere. Here are some people, places, and things that really, really should appear in the upcoming series.

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look back at over 150 Star Wars references and Easter eggs from the second season of The Mandalorian. Plus, learn about some of the filmmaking tricks and movie magic that went into creating the modern holiday classic Elf, and watch Stephen Colbert have all of The Late Show virtual guests warm up with a little sound sync slate. Read More »

The Mandalorian Macarons

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how to make Baby Yoda’s famous blue macarons from The Mandalorian with some help from executive producer Jon Favreau. Plus, meet a prop maker responsible for creating various paper props, from handwritten letters to driver’s licenses, in Silver Linings Playbook, Parks and Recreation, and more. And finally, listen to a nearly hour-long chat with director Paul W.S. Anderson about the upcoming video game movie Monster Hunter. Read More »

The Mandalorian - Baby Yoda's Name

One of the biggest revelations to come out of last weekend’s episode of The Mandalorian was the real name of Baby Yoda. His name is Grogu, and executive producer Jon Favreau has known that since the first season, but it was fellow executive producer Dave Filoni who figured out how to finally reveal it with the debut of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano.

Speaking of which, do you remember back when everyone was freaking out about Jon Favreau snapping a photo of Star Wars creator George Lucas holding Baby Yoda way back at the beginning of the year? It just so happens that Rosario Dawson was in full wardrobe and make-up as Ahsoka Tano that day, and she was there for that viral moment. Read More »

The Mandalorian season 2 footage

There are less than two weeks until Star Wars fans get to travel back to a galaxy far, far away in the newest season of The Mandalorian, and Disney+ has pumped up the anticipation even further by releasing a brand new look at the season. Check out the new video below.
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mandalorian season 3 filming

The Mandalorian season 2 isn’t even out yet, but Jon Favreau isn’t wasting any time. The Star Wars TV series creator says that if all goes according to plan, The Mandalorian season 3 filming should commence before the end of 2020. Unlike many other shows, The Mandalorian‘s StageCraft technology – a gigantic digital video screen that allows filmmakers to “capture a significant amount of complex visual effects shots in-camera using real-time game engine technology and LED screens to represent dynamic photo-real digital landscapes and sets with creative flexibility previously unimaginable” – keeps it a relatively small affair, production-wise. This will no doubt help the show avoid running into problems with potential COVID-19 scenarios.

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The Mandalorian Season 2

Baby Yoda is back.

Lucasfilm and showrunner Jon Favreau have unveiled the first The Mandalorian season 2 trailer for the Disney+ series, and you can watch it in all of its glory below. Read More »

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The Mandalorian Season 2 Photos

The second season of the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian will be arriving on Disney+ in October. Fans are getting hungry for the first trailer for the new episodes, but in the meantime, a batch of first look photos have arrived and executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have teased some new details about what to expect from the new season of The Mandalorian. Read More »