Star Wars storytelling has taken a dramatic shift toward TV in recent years, thanks to the launch of Disney+, and it's been extremely successful at doing so. That means the fantastic reviews, of course, particularly for The Mandalorian. But it's also evident in the ratings of how people have consumed those shows. The Hollywood Reporter [...]
As Disney endures transitions, Kathy Kennedy’s leadership at Lucasfilm is as important as ever
We are just days away from a pretty significant moment for the Walt Disney Company, as Bob Iger is officially stepping down as Executive Chairman of the Board on December 21, 2021. Iger will be succeeded as Chairman by longtime board member Susan Arnold. Iger is one of the most accomplished executives in Disney's storied [...]
Disney+ officially confirms that there will be at least five Lucasfilm shows dropping in 2022!
This isn't exactly news, since we knew it was all happening already, but in a recent trailer promoting the new content that will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service in 2022, we got further, official confirmation that there are going to be a ton of major projects from Lucasfilm hitting the platform next year. [...]
“Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett” review!
While Star Wars hardly got involved with the big Disney+ Day celebration whatsoever, there was a new special that dropped, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Boba Fett. "Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett" is a 22-minute documentary looking at Fett's story and how he came to be a beloved Star [...]
Star Wars was conspicuously quiet on Disney+ Day, which makes no sense
Disney+ Day has come and gone, a day celebrating the two-year anniversary of the streaming service that promised new arrivals, reveals, and plenty more. And for the most part, it lived up to the hype. This was the biggest day of the year for Disney's streaming service, and it included plenty of significant premieres, announcements, [...]
Breaking down the concept art shown in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Day teaser!
Amidst quite a bit of content for other Disney properties like Marvel and Pixar on Disney+ Day, Star Wars gave us only one brief tease at any upcoming content: a behind-the-scenes teaser reel for Obi-Wan Kenobi. The teaser also confirmed that the series is releasing in 2022, which we basically already knew but now know [...]
It turns out Hawkeye and The Book of Boba Fett won’t overlap after all
With all the live-action series coming to Disney+ from Star Wars and Marvel, there is bound to be overlap at points with these shows airing simultaneously. But it won't be happening quite yet. That's because it was recently announced that when Hawkeye premieres on November 24, it will actually drop the first two episodes instead [...]
A special celebrating Boba Fett is coming for Disney+ Day in November!
On Friday, November 12, Disney is celebrating the first Disney+ Day, and to celebrate it the company is releasing new content from all five of the streaming service's major brands - which, of course, includes Star Wars! In a release announcing the celebration and the various content that is coming that day, Disney revealed that [...]
Behind the Attraction: “Star Tours” episode review!
Last week, seemingly without much attention or fanfare, a new series dropped on Disney+ called Behind the Attraction. Like the popular The Imagineering Story that came before it, this series takes a behind-the-scenes look at Disney Parks, and each episode looks at a different attraction, telling the history behind it in a fun way. The [...]
Disney+ is shifting the release date for their original shows, including Star Wars content, to Wednesdays
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Disney+ is moving the release date for new original series content from Fridays to Tuesdays, marking a shift in how the company releases original content on their streaming platform. The change will be happening beginning in July, which will begin affecting any new original shows that [...]