We made it at the beginning of January already mentioned here and now it's official: on 27 March will The Last Jedi appear on Blu-Ray!
Among other things, we can expect the following extras:
The Director and the Jedi - Rian Johnson on the intuition and personal journey through the movie and experience what it is like to be a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
Balance of the Force - Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle - Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help the life of the audience.
Snoke and Mirrors - Motion capture and Star Wars as the filmmakers take the detailed process of creating the movie's malevolent master villain.
Showdown on Crait - Break down everything that goes into creating the stunning world seen in the movie's final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) - Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis' riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
Deleted Scenes - With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
Audio Commentary - View the movie with audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
The specifications of the American release (just like the full press release) are on StarWars.com to find.
As far as we know, the film will only appear on Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray and DVD in the Benelux. Enthusiasts of 4K UHD will therefore have to import ...
Finally we can announce that the 3D release is a very nice steelbook:
Showrunner of The Americans in the picture for Cassian Andor live-action TV series
In a conference call with shareholders, Bob recently announced Iger that Rogue One star Diego Luna back in the role of Cassian Andor creeps for his own live-action TV series, the second that Disney wants to launch on Disney + next to The Mandalorian.
Today reports Deadline dat Stephen schiff, mainly known as executive producer of The Americans, Disney has approached to provide the Rogue One prequel series with breath as a show runner and executive producer. The Americans received rave reviews worldwide and is through multiple half in 2014 proclaimed as one of the best TV series of that year. Meanwhile, the series has already come to an end after six seasons, with the final episode alone winning two Primetime Emmy Awards.
It looks like Disney takes their own TV series very seriously and is not afraid to hire proven names on other projects for original new series. We have known that for a long time Benioff and Weiss will work on their own Star Wars film series after they have completed their work for it Game of Thrones - have completed one of the most popular TV series of the moment.
By the way, Schiff is not the only one from his work for The Americans made the switch to a galaxy far, far away ... Actress Keri Russell played one of the leading roles in that series and is currently busy with filming for Episode IX.
The live-action TV series centered on Cassian Andor will go into production in 2019 and follow the adventures of Cassian in the early years of the Rebel Alliance. When this spy thriller will be on Disney + has not been announced yet; in the meantime, we can already look forward to Disney's first live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, which is planned for the end of 2019 (in the US).
New castor air The Mandalorian
After the messages that Pedro Pascal en Gina Carano - although still unconfirmed - would be part of the upcoming The Mandalorian live-action TV series, in recent weeks new rumors have surfaced about various actor veterans.
The Hollywood Reporter reports today Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides, Affliction, Warrior) will at least play a role in the series.
Besides this famous actor there have also been rumors in recent times omtrent Carl Weathers (best known as Apollo Creed in the Rocky films).
Finally, has Werner Herzog (who is mainly known as a revolutionary director) indicated that he is associated with a project that bears the name 'Huckleberry' and is MakingStarWars.net been able to unravel that this is the code name of The Mandalorian. They also dare to claim that Herzog will not make his entrance as a director within the Star Wars franchise, but as actually member of the cast.
Unfortunately, no actor has been confirmed yet The Mandalorian. One of the few things we know for sure is that the series will be written by Jon Favreau and that in the first season Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow will act as directors. The series will debut on the upcoming Disney + streaming service (at the end of 2019 in the US). Nothing has officially been announced yet about a release of Disney + in the Benelux.
New series: Galaxy of Adventures
Star Wars animation is busy. This year we have already been able to enjoy Resistance, Forces of Destiny with LEGO All-Stars. Next year will also be fan favorite The Clone Wars back. And the day after tomorrow there will be another descendant with the family: Galaxy or Adventures! This series of short films will be on the new from 30 November Star Wars Kids Youtube channel can be seen.
In the announcement article on StarWars.com tells Lucasfilm's James Waugh why they chose to make this series:
At its core, the series is celebratory of Star Wars. Star Wars continues to evolve and grow over the years but it is always anchored in those original films that started it all. Galaxy or Adventures is a fresh way to introduce an entirely new and younger generation to those concepts, characters, and themes. The new series aims to give children the first kernels of the story.
Boris Johnson: "George Lucas wants to make Obi-Wan film in Northern Ireland"
A very remarkable report from a very unexpected corner: Boris Johnson (former mayor of London and former minister of Foreign Affairs in Great Britain) spoke at a speech in Belfast (Northern Ireland) about the British film industry and said the following:
"Which was the biggest grossing movie last year? Star Wars, and where does George Lucas propose to follow up about Obi-Wan Kenobi? Northern Ireland. "
There have been rumors about a Kenobi movie for some time and George Lucas has already been spotted on the set of Solo en The Mandalorian. Will "The Maker" really go back? Or is Boris Johnson next to it?
As Yoda said so beautifully: "Impossible to see, the future is".