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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ to Hit China Day-and-Date With U.S.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will hit Chinese theaters Dec. 20, day-and-date with the U.S.While Marvel films are typically outsized hits in China, the “Star Wars” franchise has historically under-performed in the territory. Chinese audiences are less familiar with it because the original films were never theatrically released in the ’70s, when Western cultural […]

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: Deborah Chow Will Direct; ‘Drive’ Writer To Pen Disney+ Series

While “Star Wars,” Lucasfilm and president Kathleen Kennedy have been espousing the desire to include female filmmakers into the mix, it hasn’t happened yet—on the big screen that is. But on the small screen, as Lucasfilm regroups from the defeat of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”—seemingly jettisoning all their plans for solo spin-off movies and […]

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Rumor: Ewan McGregor Has Signed on to Lead an Obi-Wan Series for Disney+

It’s a slow news day and with radio silence on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, people are desperate for any Star Wars info they can find. Cinelinx is reporting that rumor that Ewan McGregor has signed on to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming Disney+ series. You may recall that an Obi-wan movie was […]

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Star Wars trolls to blame for Solo’s box-office failure, says Ron Howard

Director says ‘aggressive’ campaign staged via review aggregator sites was a major factor in spin-off film’s meagre ticket salesRon Howard has blamed the disappointing box office of Solo: A Star Wars Story on an online trolling campaign.Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the film’s director said that, while he noticed “pushback” from the previous […]

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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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Rumor: ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Now Being Written By ‘This Is Us’ Creator; Learn Plot Details of Jon Kasdan’s Abandoned Draft

Last year, we found out that David Koepp, who wrote Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was being replaced by Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Jonathan Kasdan as the Indiana Jones 5 writer. Kasdan reportedly started from scratch on a new draft, bumping the film’s release date back in the process. (Director […]

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‘Avengers,’ ‘Spider-Verse’ and ‘Lost in Space’ Lead Visual Effects Society Awards Winners

It was a great night for Marvel at the 17th annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Tuesday night. The comic book publisher’s wares led the film fields, with “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” nabbing four wins apiece.“Spider-Verse,” a dominant animated feature on the awards circuit this year, swept each of its categories. […]

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‘Avengers,’ ‘Spider-Verse’ and ‘Lost in Space’ Lead Visual Effects Society Awards Winners

It was a great night for Marvel at the 17th annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Tuesday night. The comic book publisher’s wares led the film fields, with “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” nabbing four wins apiece.“Spider-Verse,” a dominant animated feature on the awards circuit this year, swept each of its categories. […]

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