Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020

Years ago, Chris Pine turned "Wonder Woman" down. Then Patty Jenkins came on board and suddenly without even much of a script he found himself under a kind of spell listening to her vision for the film over a hamburger in Los Angeles' Silverlake neighborhood. His no turned into a yes on the spot...

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020

The Walt Disney Co.'s streaming plans shifted into hyper speed Thursday with the unveiling of a galaxy's worth of new streaming offerings, including plans for 10 "Star Wars" series spinoffs and 10 Marvel series that will debut on Disney+. 

In a virtual presentation for investors, Disney...

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

Anthony Daniels went through a painful experience after not receiving the same amount of public recognition as other co-stars when the first "Star Wars" film released in 1977. 

But in time, Daniels' C-3PO character became one of the most popular in the franchise and he's the only cast...

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney has joined the roster of Serial Pictures, thus securing her first representation in the U.S. for commercials, branded entertainment and music videos.

Mahoney made history as the first African American female director to come aboard the Star Wars...

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

Never heard of a Mandalorian? You're not alone.

Actor Pedro Pascal hadn't either when he started talking to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni about an ambitious new "Star Wars" series that would become a marquee offering for the Walt Disney Co.'s new streaming service, Disney Plus, which...

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019

At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that's no surprise for the most...

Tuesday, May. 7, 2019

Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday set forth a shock-and-awe release schedule spanning the next eight years, including the yet-again-postponed "Avatar" sequels, a new batch of "Star Wars" releases and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story"...

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

George Lucas is no stranger to epic struggles on the big screen, but he didn't expect one off-camera when it came to his art collection.

For nearly a decade, the filmmaker has tried to build a museum to house an extensive personal collection that includes 40,000 paintings, illustrations...

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit film and a one-woman stage show, died Tuesday after falling ill aboard a flight last...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were more stories than those of the Skywalker family. That was the idea Disney was counting on when it purchased George Lucas's empire Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, and the rights to everything in the "Star Wars" universe. Sure, they'd...

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