34-year-old Ludwig Göransson made Grammy history this past weekend, becoming the first person to win both best score and song of the year with projects that have nothing to do with each other. A longtime collaborator of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, Göransson co-wrote and produced the explosive track “This is America” and composed the score for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, the ninth highest-grossing movie in history and a current Best Picture contender at the Oscars.
Göransson’s Black Panther score is nominated for an Oscar as well, and I jumped on the phone with him this week to talk about crafting the music of Wakanda, his work on the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian, and much more. Read More »
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise first hit shelves a few months before the movies arrived in theaters, they were given a special day for fans to run out and buy anything they could get their hands on: Force Friday. However, when Star Wars Episode 9 merchandise hits shelves, it will be an even bigger deal.
Disney has just announced plans for Triple Force Friday on October 4, 2019. As has become customary for milestone chapters in the Star Wars saga, this serves as the launch of the first Star Wars Episode 9 merchandise. But it will also be accompanied by the first round of products inspired by The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney + later this year, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a new video game.
And in a surprising turn, Triple Force Friday won’t be the only major merchandise launch for Disney. On that same day, an onslaught of Frozen 2 products will be available in stores for the first time with a global launch called Frozen Fan Fest. It fits in perfectly with Force Friday because the combined launch feels…forced. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Taika Waititi is one of the directors working on Disney+’s upcoming streaming series The Mandalorian, set in the world of Star Wars bounty hunters. Waititi confirmed that the first live-action Star Wars series would match the tone of the original trilogy. That required some adaptation from the comedic director of Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In The Shadows, but he was happy to fall in line.
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We may know the human cast of The Mandalorian, but executive producer Jon Favreau is just now starting to reveal the droid members of the upcoming live-action Star Wars series. Details remain under wraps for the Disney+ show, but Favreau continues to appease fans with photos from the set featuring new props and characters — the latest of which is quite a classic callback. Favreau posted a photo of the R5-D4 unit, a droid that first appeared in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope.
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Even though The Mandalorian has officially revealed the cast of the first live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney+ in 2019, there are still plenty of details under wraps. However, one of the rumored elements of the series appears to have been confirmed by a set photo that executive producer Jon Favreau posted to Instagram on Christmas Day. The photo reveals the fan-favorite droid bounty hunter IG-88 on a green screen set, confirming the character’s involvement in the show.
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The Mandalorian isn’t done adding exciting talent to the first live-action Star Wars series coming from Lucasfilm. John Williams is best known for providing the score for the primary Star Wars saga, but this time it’ll be Black Panther and Creed composer Ludwig Goransson scoring the action in a galaxy far, far away. Read More »
Nick Nolte is headed to a galaxy far, far away on the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian. And now we might now know who the grizzled actor is playing. In addition to that, a rumor claims the show will feature the bounty hunter characters first introduced in The Empire Strikes Back – something the now-cancelled Boba Fett movie was originally going to do. More on that, and the Nick Nolte Mandalorian character below.
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Is a character from Star Wars Rebels going to pop up in the upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian? That’s the latest unconfirmed rumor. Word on the intergalactic street is that the helmet of Sabine Wren, a dropout of the Imperial Academy and a former bounty hunter who appeared on Rebels, is being used in The Mandalorian in some capacity. For now, this is all we really know. But this is Star Wars related, and we’re a film site, which means we have to speculate about it. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.
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On the heels of his official announcement as the star of Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal has shared concept art of his titular Mandalorian warrior. Though we already got a glimpse of his full costume in a set photo released two months ago, this concept art by Star Wars Rebels‘ Dave Filoni gives us a closer look at the armor worn by the newly created character.
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After weeks of tidbits and rumors here and there as production on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian was underway in Southern California, Lucasfilm has finally announced the impressive cast of the Disney+ series in its entirety.
The Mandalorian has confirmed Pedro Pascal will be taking the titular role of a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Furthermore, they’ve also confirmed the previously reported and rumored cast members Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte and Gina Carano. But there are a few new names added as well. Read More »