lion king cast amy sedaris

The cast for Disney’s remake of The Lion King is already very impressive, but we’re apparently not done learning about additional members of the ensemble. The latest: Amy Sedaris, who has some experience voicing animals through BoJack Horseman, will play a new part in Jon Favreau live action-esque remake of they Disney classic. Sedaris’ character is described as “an animal brand new to the kingdom.”

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the lion king trailer

It’s the circle of life: Disney will eventually remake all their classics. The Lion King is the latest film to receive the treatment. But unlike recent Disney remakes, the new Lion King can’t really be classified as “live action.” Instead, it’s being billed as a “live-action styled” film, with director Jon Favreau using virtual cinematography technology. The first The Lion King trailer has arrived to give us a glimpse at what Favreau is cooking up, and you can see it below.

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The Mandalorian set photo

George Lucas decided to stop by The Mandalorian set and bring the show’s producer and writer, Jon Favreau, some semi-expensive wine for his birthday, because he’s a mensch. The result: a new Mandalorian set photo, which reveals a cantina where one can relax and drink George Lucas-approved wine. See the image below.

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the mandalorian

Just a day ago, the news broke that Jon Favreau‘s mystery Star Wars TV series would be titled The Mandalorian and follow the escapades of a lone gunfighter on the Outer Rim planet of Mandalore.

Along with the title, the star-studded roster of episode directors were announced, including Star Wars stalwarts like Dave FiloniThor Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi, and two of the first female directors for a Star Wars live-action project. Now, more information has been released about which episodes these high-profile directors will helm.

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the mandalorian

Production on the Star Wars live-action television series has officially begun and we have our first look at Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, which is being produced for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Hit the jump to learn more about The Mandalorian.

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Boba Fett origin

On an EMERGENCY episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by Star Wars expert Bryan Young and Jason Ward of Making Star Wars to talk about the breaking news: new details of Jon Favreau’s Star Wars live-action television series have been revealed. Join us as we nerd out, give our reactions and talk about what this all might mean.

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Live-Action Star Wars Series

Fans have been waiting years for a live-action Star Wars series, and it looks like the production executive produced by Jon Favreau is finally going to make it happen. Over the past week, photos have been emerging online showing off the set at an undisclosed location somewhere in Southern California, and with that also comes some new details about who will be behind the camera for this new endeavor.

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San Diego Comic Con

As we prepare for another year at San Diego Comic Con International, I wanted to take a look back at the best moments in Comic Con history. What are the coolest and most eventful things to happen over the last decade while sitting in Hall H? What makes a great Comic Con moment? Lets take a look back at the best comic-con moments of all time.

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Live-Action Star Wars TV Series

Back at the beginning of March, we learned the first live-action Star Wars television series would written and executive produced by Iron Man director and producer Jon Favreau. However, beyond the fact that it was a series that would take place in the Star Wars universe, we had no idea what that series would be about. Now, a few new details have emerged.

Appearing at the premiere for Solo: A Star Wars Story, in which Favreau voices an alien who joins Han Solo’s heist crew, the showrunner revealed his live-action Star Wars TV series would be set seven years after the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi. That means it takes place long before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read More »

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Solo A Star Wars Story TV Spots

Now that Avengers: Infinity War is in our past, it’s time to start looking forward to the rest of the blockbusters arriving this summer. Since Marvel Studios evacuated their early May release date for the sequel, this weekend will be a little quiet with the exception of another huge round of box office cash for The Avengers. But later this month the superheroes will likely lose some of their money to a certain scoundrel’s origin story.

Solo: A Star Wars Story brings Han Solo back to the big screen, but this time it’s young Alden Ehrenreich filling the shoes of the scoundrel played by Harrison Ford in the Star Wars saga. With just a few weeks left until the film hits theaters, the marketing blitz has started to hit the small screen, and two new Solo A Star Wars Story TV spots have arrived to tease the spin-off that could start a whole new franchise. Read More »