‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ will debut in May on Disney+
He's back: Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new Disney+ series in late May. The date is also the 45th anniversary of the release of the original “Star Wars” movie, according to the entertainment site. Obi-Wan Kenobi, a limited Original series, starts streaming May 25 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/XCV1xQZhDR — Star Wars (@starwars) February 9, 2022“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is set 10 years after the events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” according to Variety. McGregor returns as Obi-Wan Kenobi, while Hayden Christensen will play Skywalker, according to The Hollywood Reporter.wftv.com
Emmys Latest: Ewan McGregor sews up acting win as Halston
McGregor won best actor in a limited series or TV movie for “Halston.”The 50-year-old McGregor played the famed fashion designer of the title in the Netflix series. Winslet won best actress in a limited series or TV movie for “Mare of Easttown” on Sunday night. Goldstein won best supporting actor in a comedy series for his role in “Ted Lasso,” which had four nominees in the category. With his win, “Ted Lasso” took the first two Emmys of the night, with Hannah Waddingham taking best supporting actress in a comedy. Waddingham won best supporting actress in a comedy series Sunday for the Apple TV+ series, which could be in for a big night.wftv.com
Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and Disney Plus Project in 2021 and Beyond
Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, audiences have created a plethora of new “Star Wars” content. The sequel trilogy — 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” 2017’s “The Last Jedi” and 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker” — wrapped up the main storyline of the Skywalker Saga. Standalone films “Rogue One” and “Solo” explored specific stories withinmsn.com
Stuntmen are increasingly Hollywood's go-to action directors
This image released by Netflix shows Chris Hemsworth, left, in a scene from "Extraction," premiering this week on Netflix. (Jasin Boland/Netflix via AP)Some of today's top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine. Hargrave is the latest in a lineage of stuntmen who have gone from stepping in for actors to directing them. It's a fairly recent career pathway thanks largely to the success of Chad Stahelski ("John Wick") and David Leitch ("Atomic Blonde"). They've been leaders in the field since founding the action design company 87Eleven in 1997.
Lucasfilm finds new writer for 'Star Wars: Obi-Wan' on Disney Plus: report
Screenwriter/producer Joby Harold has been hired as the new lead writer for the "Star Wars: Obi-Wan" series on Disney Plus starring Ewan McGregor, according to Variety. Harold would replace the previously-announced Hossein Amini, who reportedly left the project back in January. Harold executive produced "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum," as well as the TV shows "Underground" (WGN America) and "Spinning Out" (Netflix). He and writing partner James Vanderbilt were previously reported as writing a new Transformers film. Related: The best Disney Plus movies and shows for 'Star Wars' & sci-fi fansObi-Wan was originally scheduled to begin filming earlier this year, but the production crew was sent home in January (prior to and unrelated to the coronavirus crisis) and Amini departed the project.space.com
Enzian's Cult Classics series brings Kubrick's 'The Shining' back to the big screen
Did you find yourself lost during this falls Ewan McGregor-starring supernatural thriller? Maybe its time to reacquaint yourself with, Stanley Kubricks 1980 prequel, starring Jack Nicholson as a recovering alcoholic writer stuck in a haunted hotel with only a weird kid and a battered wife for company. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Unlike many newspapers, ours is free and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
'The Mandalorian' blurs line between movies, streaming
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The trailer for "The Mandalorian" -- the first live-action "Star Wars" TV series -- strikingly looks and feels like a movie ad. And that's just the way Disney and its new streaming service, Disney+, want it. Studios might leave some money on the table in the short term by funneling certain marquee projects to streaming. Still, the beauty of streaming is that the model provides, well, a steady stream of revenue. At the same time, those entering the streaming wars appear equally determined to bring their big guns to bear to help launch these services, or in Netflix and Amazon's cases, build, sustain them and protect their turf.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and 'The Mandalorian' bring the Force to Disney+
(CNN) - Obi-Wan Kenobi will bring the Force to Disney+, which -- along with the first trailer for "The Mandalorian" -- capped the studio's presentation for its new streaming service at the D23 Expo. That includes "The Mandalorian," the first live-action "Star Wars" series, which will make its debut when the service launches. Kennedy noted that the service would have access to all the movies, including the upcoming "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," putting "over 40 years of 'Star Wars' storytelling in one place." Another series is in the works starring Diego Luna as the character he played in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." That brings to eight the total number of shows that the comic-book powerhouse is producing for Disney+, including several previously announced titles featuring Avengers characters.