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From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’: How Big IP Is Driving the Streaming Wars

For years, rumors persisted that Lucasfilm was developing movies based on “Star Wars” characters Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But by 2018, after disappointing box office returns for other stand-alone “Star Wars” films like “Solo,” both projects stalled. Today, limited series built around both characters are in the works at Disney Plus, with the actors […]

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Liam Neeson Is ‘Wondering’ If ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Starting to Fade Away’ from Cinema Landscape

It was only a matter of time before Liam Neeson was asked about reprising his “Star Wars” character Qui-Gon Jinn in a Disney+ series, given the actor’s “Star Wars” co-stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are returning to the franchise in the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series. Neeson is out promoting his new film “The Marksman” […]

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Mark Hamill Says ‘The Mandalorian’ Is the Smartest Way Forward for Star Wars

When “The Mandalorian” debuted on Disney+ last fall to strong buzz among “Star Wars” fans, it was a much-needed victory for the space franchise after the rocky receptions of “Solo” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The reaction to “Star Wars” movies has only gotten more dire in the months since “The Mandalorian” premiered, as […]

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Disney Has ‘Star Wars’ Decisions to Make Beyond Questions of Fan Service

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” closes the book on the Skywalker Saga and marks the end of an era for Lucasfilm, the company that series creator George Lucas founded almost five decades ago. It also marks seven years under Disney, a period defined by big box-office successes, creative struggles, and a major role in […]

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‘Aladdin’ Pops Up With Stronger Box-Office Debut As ‘Booksmart’ Disappoints

“Aladdin,” the latest Disney retread of a key title, took in an estimated $86 million for the three-day weekend, with $105 million projected for four days. This is a surprisingly strong result; after “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” it suggests the summer will follow the optimists’ path.Memorial Day weekend, once the official start of […]

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Domestic Box Office Hits New Record High in 2018

For all the talk of people fleeing movie theaters for streaming services and staying home, the domestic box office continues to hit new records. Variety reports that the domestic box office hit a new high by reaching $11.383 billion with over a week to go left in the year. The previous record of $11.382 billion […]

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