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The Trailer For The Mandalorian Will Drop This Week and Jon Favreau Teases a "Darker, Freakier Side of Star Wars"

For those of you, like myself, who have patiently been waiting for the first trailer for Lucasfilm’s upcoming series The Mandalorian to be released, you’ll be happy to know that you won’t have to wait much longer!

Fans who attended Star Wars Celebration this year were lucky enough to get a glimpse at the first footage from the series, but during Disney’s D23 Expo this week a trailer for the series will be released, and that trailer will drop online! The day of the drop is Friday, August 23rd! So stay tuned for that! We’ll make sure to get it up on the site Asap.

Jon Favreau, the writer, creator, and showrunner of The Mandalorian, recently did an interview with THR and they confirmed the trailer release during an interview. Favreau also discussed how he came on board the project.

"I wrote four of the
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Will Ray Park Return As Darth Maul In The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series?

After years of rumors, a Star Wars return for Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi is finally in the offing, in the form of a Disney Plus TV series. That’s pretty much all we know for now, but it’s widely assumed that the show will take place in between Obi-Wan’s self-imposed hermitude on Tatooine in Revenge of the Sith and his final confrontation with Darth Vader in A New Hope. This is a well-storied period of the Sw universe, so there are numerous other familiar characters who could turn up. Not least his old enemy, Darth Maul. But how likely is this?

Well, Lucasfilm definitely did have plans to do more with Maul in live-action again, as his shock cameo in Solo was clearly intended to set up a larger role for him in the sequel. As this probably isn’t happening anytime soon, they could shunt the
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Luke Skywalker Will Tell the History of the Jedi in a New Star Wars Book Called Secrets Of The Jedi

There’s a new Star Wars book coming out that I think a lot of fans are going to be interested in reading. It’s called Star Wars: Secrets of the Jedi, and it will dive into and explore the Jedi Order as told by Luke Skywalker.

The book, which will chronicle the history of the Jedi, comes from author Marc Sumerak, who had this to say about being able to work on a book like this:

“It’s always a great pleasure to get to return to a galaxy far, far away for another project, but having the chance to explore the path of the fabled Jedi Order through Luke’s eyes was an honor like none I’ve ever had before. The Skywalker saga has always been such a crucial piece of my own personal pop culture landscape over the years, so being able to write this book
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Jon Favreau reveals the advice George Lucas gave him for The Mandalorian

Having voiced the characters of Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rio Durant in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jon Favreau returns to the galaxy far, far away this year, albeit behind the camera, as the creator and showrunner of Star Wars’ first live-action TV series The Mandalorian.

During an interview with GQ, Favreau has revealed that in preparation for the show, he sought the advice of Star Wars creator George Lucas, who imparted some of his wisdom on The Lion King director:

“We had a long talk with each other,” said Favreau. “One thing he said to me was, ’remember, Jon, the real audience for all stories and all myths is the kids that are coming of age’, because he’s really a Joseph Campbell adherent. We enjoy the stories as adults, but really, storytelling is about imparting the wisdom of the previous generations on to
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Jon Favreau Shares The Advice George Lucas Gave with Him While Making The Mandalorian

While Jon Favreau and his team were shooting Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian, Star Wars creator George Lucas visited the set to check it out. As you might imagine, the two talents had a lot to talk about and during one of their conversations, Lucas offered Favreau some advice on telling stories.

Favreau shared what Lucas told him in an interview with GQ Middle East:

“We had a long talk with each other. One thing he said to me was, ‘Remember, Jon, the real audience for all stories and all myths is the kids that are coming of age,’ because he’s really a Joseph Campbell adherent.”

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Joseph Campbell, he is the author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which is his opinion on the hero’s journey, which is a guide to follow when telling a hero’s story and
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Dave Filoni Teases Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Return With Darth Maul Photo

Dave Filoni may not be a particularly well-known name among more casual Star Wars fans, but the diehards are well aware that the 45 year-old is one of the key figures in the expanded universe mythology. After all, he directed the feature-length animated movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars and served as one of the key creatives behind the television show of the same name, as well as the critically-acclaimed Star Wars Rebels and anime-inspired Star Wars Resistance.

Filoni has even provided voice cameos in The Force Awakens and Rogue One, as well as directing the first episode of Jon Favreau’s hugely-anticipated The Mandalorian. In short, the man’s fingerprints have been all over the franchise for the last decade.

Despite solid reviews across the initial six-season run, The Clone Wars was abruptly cancelled in 2014 without reaching a natural conclusion, much to the ire of the fanbase. However, it was
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‘Bodyguard’ Scores BBC’s First Best Drama Series Emmy Nomination In Nearly 50 Years Although Star Richard Madden Misses Out

Bodyguard has become the BBC’s first series to be nominated for an Outstanding Drama Series Emmy in nearly 50 years.

The thriller, which aired in the U.S. via Netflix as part of its co-licensing model, where it picked it up at “script stage”, was originally produced by ITV-owned producer World Productions for the British public broadcaster.

While rival ITV has been nominated in the category as recently as 2016 for season six of Downton Abbey, and Netflix picked up noms for its remake of BBC political drama House of Cards, the BBC has to go back to 1972 when Glenda Jackson-fronted drama Elizabeth R, aired by PBS in the U.S. for its original nomination in the main drama category. Strangely, that year BBC drama The Six Wives of Henry VIII, a limited series that aired on CBS, was also nominated.

In addition to its Outstanding Drama Series nomination,
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Lucasfilm is Bringing Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian To D23 and Here are The Details

Lucasfilm has revealed their plans for the upcoming D23 Expo and it’s sure to get Star Wars fans excited. They will be hosting a panel for Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian where they will screen some footage for the the fans! The will also have a pavilion on the show room floor, which will be a first for Lucasfilm at this event.

Here are the details for The Mandalorian panel:

As part of the Disney+ panel on Friday, August 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Hall D23, “fans will get a sneak peek at Jon Favreau’s action-packed bounty hunter series, The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal) is a bounty hunter who travels the outer reaches of the lawless galaxy, surviving as a mercenary-for-hire. Dave Filoni (supervising director on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and writer/director on The Mandalorian), along with special guests, will join Favreau for the on-stage presentation.
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Jon Favreau already working on season 2 of Star Wars series The Mandalorian

Back in April, a rumour surfaced online suggesting that Disney+ had already renewed Lucasfilm’s upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian for a second season, and creator and executive producer Jon Favreau has seemingly confirmed that fact during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

“We’re done with the first season and I’m actually writing part of the second season now,” said Favreau, who has previously ventured to the galaxy far, far away with roles in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Solo: A Star Wars Story. “I’m having a blast. It’s like turning over your toy chest and playing with all the Star Wars toys together. We’re having a great time.”

Favreau also offered up a few words on the show and its setting, stating that: “It’s about a bounty hunter, it’s after Return of the Jedi. The Empire is gone
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‘The Mandalorian’: Jon Favreau Says He’s Already Working on Season 2 of ‘Star Wars’ Series

  • Variety
‘The Mandalorian’: Jon Favreau Says He’s Already Working on Season 2 of ‘Star Wars’ Series
The first season of Disney Plus’ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” hasn’t even debuted yet, but executive producer Jon Favreau is already working on Season 2.

The Lion King” director revealed as much in an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday night, telling the host, “We’re done with the first season. I’m actually writing part of the second season now. So I’m having a blast.”

“It’s honestly like turning over your toy chest and playing with all the ‘Star Wars’ toys together. We’re having a great time,” Favreau added.

The Mandalorian” begins its story after “Return of the Jedi” and the fall of the Empire and follows the story of a lone Mandalorian warrior (Pedro Pascal) as he travels the galaxy far away from the New Republic and its laws. His character is modeled after bounty hunters from previous trilogies, Jango and Boba Fett.
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Jon Favreau Says He's Already Writing The Mandalorian Season 2

Star Wars fans seem to be more excited about Lucasfilm’s Disney+ series The Mandalorian than they are for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. We have yet to see a trailer for it officially released, but one was shown at Star Wars Celebration that ended up blowing fans away! More footage from the series will be coming to D23 later this summer. Maybe during that event, the trailer will officially be released online.

Jon Favreau, the writer and producer of the series, recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmell Live and it was there that he confirmed he’s already working on writing The Mandalorian Season 2! Disney+ and Lucasfilm have yet to greenlight a second season, but Favreau is going to be ready for it when they do.

When talking about the series, which is set after the events of Return of the Jedi, Favreau teased:

“All hell is breaking loose in the outer rim,
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Disney+ Streaming Service - The Schedule

"Disney+", the upcoming Walt Disney Company direct-to-consumer streaming service, offering Disney movie/animated classics, plus content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, will also include Marvel live-action TV series "Falcon and the Winter Soldier", "WandaVision" and a whole lot more, prepping for a November 12, 2019 debut:

New TV Shows

- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

- The Mandalorian

- Diary of a Female President

- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

- Loki

- Untitled Cassian Andor Series

- WandaVision

New Animated TV Shows And Shorts

- Forky Asks a Question

- SparkShorts

- Lamp Life

- Monsters at Work

- Star Wars: The Clone Wars

- Marvel’s What If…?

Documentaries And Unscripted Series

- Encore!

- Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series

- Marvel’s Hero Project

- The World According to Jeff Goldblum

- Be Our Chef

- Cinema Relics

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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Theory Says There Were Always Two Chosen Ones

As the supposed final entry in the decades-spanning Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has a lot of loose ends to tie up, some of which have their origins in the earliest events of the Prequel Trilogy.

For one thing, we have the old prophecy that Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One who’d bring balance to the Force. Some would argue that Anakin achieved just that when he defeated Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi. But now that Ian McDiarmid is set to reprise his role as the ultimate evil, it seems the Dark and Light Sides still have some unfinished business to settle.

So, how is this all going to play out? Well, fans still have several more months to speculate, but according to a new article from Screen Rant, we could be on the verge of receiving a surprising revelation about the so-called “Chosen One” – namely,
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Emmy spotlight: ‘Good Omens’ is peak David Tennant, reflecting his greatest hits as an actor

Watching Amazon‘s “Good Omens,” I couldn’t help but think that Crowley was a role that only David Tennant could have played, if only because of how well it combines seemingly incongruous elements of his past performances: the whimsical heroism of “Doctor Who,” the cantankerousness of Di Alec Hardy in “Broadchurch,” and the malevolent charisma of Kilgrave in “Jessica Jones.” If “Good Omens” weren’t based on a novel from 1990, I’d swear it was Tennant fan fiction.

The actor stars in “Good Omens” as Crowley, a literal demon from hell who sets out to do evil across all of human history but develops an unlikely friendship with angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen). Armageddon is coming, and Crowley finds himself torn between his duty to wreak havoc on humanity and the fact that he has actually grown quite fond of the Earth over the millennia. Both he and Aziraphale wonder
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New Photos and Details For Netflix's Original Robot Anime Series Eden

Netflix has offered us our first look at their new original Japanese anime series called Eden. Netflix has produced some great anime shows over the years, and this one looks and sounds like it’s going to be great. On top of two photos that have been shared, we also have new story details thanks to Variety, and it focuses on a world inhabited by robots:

Set in a far off future and a world which has been inhabited by robots for centuries, their human creators having gone extinct long ago, most of the robots of the mechanical metropolis Eden 3 don’t even believe humans ever actually existed. Most consider them as creatures of myth.

On an otherwise normal day, two ordinary farming robots heading to the fields stumble across a cryogenic pod containing a young human girl. In a world that is definitively not ready for human reintegration, the
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Netflix Shares Art From Japanese Original Anime ‘Eden’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Annecy, France — Thursday morning saw Netflix host an Annecy Works in Progress session for its upcoming first Japanese Netflix Original anime “Eden,” when members of the film’s production team shared concept art, story boards and animation techniques before screening a lengthy trailer.

Netflix has shared two images from the panel exclusively with Variety.

Set in a far off future and a world which has been inhabited by robots for centuries, their human creators having gone extinct long ago, most of the robots of the mechanical metropolis Eden 3 don’t even believe humans ever actually existed. Most consider them as creatures of myth.

On an otherwise normal day, two ordinary farming robots heading to the fields stumble across a cryogenic pod containing a young human girl. In a world that is definitively not ready for human reintegration, the two secretly raise Sara into young adulthood, opposed along the way by
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The Russo Bros Are Taking on Magic: The Gathering, and Our Inner Geek Is Screaming

  • Popsugar
The Russo Brothers are at it again, but this time, they're taking on a different universe. It has been announced that Anthony and Joe Russo - who together directed the Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame - will be adapting Magic: The Gathering for Netflix, which is based on a collectible and digital card game created by Richard Garfield. The brothers are acting as executive producers for the series, while Star Wars: The Clone Wars writer Henry Gilroy and Agent Carter and The Tick writer Jose Molina are taking on the script.

Related: Every Marvel Fan Needs to See These Rare Looks at the Avengers: Endgame Cast Hanging Out

Magic: The Gathering revolves around battling wizards known as Planeswalkers who cast spells, use artifacts, and recruit the help of mythical creatures to take down their opponents. In their official announcement,
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The Russo Bros Are Taking on Magic: The Gathering, and Our Inner Geek Is Screaming

The Russo Bros Are Taking on Magic: The Gathering, and Our Inner Geek Is Screaming
The Russo Brothers are at it again, but this time, they're taking on a different universe. It has been announced that Anthony and Joe Russo - who together directed the Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame - will be adapting Magic: The Gathering for Netflix, which is based on a collectible and digital card game created by Richard Garfield. The brothers are acting as executive producers for the series, while Star Wars: The Clone Wars writer Henry Gilroy and Agent Carter and The Tick writer Jose Molina are taking on the script.

Related: Every Marvel Fan Needs to See These Rare Looks at the Avengers: Endgame Cast Hanging Out

Magic: The Gathering revolves around battling wizards known as Planeswalkers who cast spells, use artifacts, and recruit the help of mythical creatures to take down their opponents. In their official announcement,
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‘Good Omens’: David Tennant, Frances McDormand and Neil Gaiman among 25 possible Emmy nominations for Amazon series

‘Good Omens’: David Tennant, Frances McDormand and Neil Gaiman among 25 possible Emmy nominations for Amazon series
Good Omens” premiered on Amazon Prime on May 31, just in time to be eligible for the Emmys. Now the limited series has the potential for as many as 25 nominations based on what was submitted on the Emmy ballots, which were released to the public on June 10. Scroll down for its list of Emmy submissions.

Based on the cult hit 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, “Good Omens” is a six-episode apocalypse comedy about the unlikely friendship between angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley (played by Best Movie/Mini Actor contenders Michael Sheen and David Tennant), who work together to stop Armageddon as the forces of heaven and hell prepare for the war to end all wars. Sheen was nominated for an Emmy once before in the same category he’s gunning for now: he picked up a Best Movie/Mini Actor bid in 2010 for playing British Prime Minister Tony Blair in “The Special Relationship.
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Saw Gerrera Returns in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Trailer

  • MovieWeb
Electronic Arts unveiled the first look at the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay this morning at their EA Play event. Star Wars fans have been waiting quite a while to get a look at the gameplay and the trailer does not disappoint with over 13 minutes of footage. The main character in the game is one of the surviving Jedi, Cal Kestis, after Order 66 and he is voiced by Gotham's Cameron Monaghan. At one point in the trailer, he comes into contact with Saw Gerrera, who is voiced by Forest Whitaker.

Forest Whitaker first played Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the character was first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where he was voiced by Andrew Kishino. The character was mentored in military combat by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, along with his Padawan Ahsoka Tano and clone trooper Captain Rex. Star Wars
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