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Disney’s Streaming Service To Be Called Disney+; 2nd ‘Star Wars’ Series and Loki Series Confirmed
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Disney’s all new streaming platform hasn’t even launched yet and it is still making huge announcements. The service, which was tentatively titled Disney Play but will now go by Disney+, was formally announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger during a live audio webcast of Disney’s fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results.

During the event he confirmed a second Star Wars series that will follow Cassian Andor, Diego Luna‘s character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston. More on the report, below.

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Audiobook Review: Star Wars: Lando’s Luck
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Star Wars: Lando's Luck by Justina Ireland

Star Wars: Lando’s Luck
Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon Series
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
Written by Justina Ireland
Illustrated by Annie Wu
Audiobook narrated by Soneela Nankani
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Release date: October 2, 2018

Lando Calrissian has always been one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe. He’s a gambler, a swindler, a pilot, a warrior, a general, and he’s probably the only person that can make Han Solo blush. From that first moment on Bespin in The Empire Strikes Back when Billy Dee Williams faced off with Harrison Ford, that was it for me. And I have not been disappointed with his portrayals in any subsequent movie or book… and, yes, Donald Glover nailed it.

So, given the opportunity to review Star Wars: Lando’s Luck, a book dedicated to Lando, I jumped at the chance.

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Boba Fett ‘Star Wars’ Standalone Is 100% Dead According To Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy
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The much-anticipated Boba Fett film that was supposed to come from director James Mangold appears to be as dead as the character.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says their focus has changed and now they will be turning their attention to other Star Wars related projects. Check out the full report below.

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Audiobook Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (Expanded Edition)
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Solo: A Star Wars Story, Expanded Edition by Mur Lafferty

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Expanded Edition Novelization
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
Written by Mur Lafferty
Audiobook narrated by Marc Thompson
Publisher: Del Rey Books | Random House Audio
Release date: September 4, 2018

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the audiobook for the junior novel for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the first of two novelizations of the film released in conjunction with the Blu-ray Edition. I apologize that it took nearly three weeks to get around to this Expanded Edition, but, yanno, life and other Geeks of Doom reviews.

Much like I explained in the review of the Joe Schreiber junior novelization, Mur Lafferty‘s novelization is just that, a scene-by-scene retelling of the movie. The Junior Novel promised and delivered on a handful of deleted scenes that didn’t make the theatrical cut; the Expanded Edition promises and delivers on that and a whole ton more.

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‘The Mandalorian’: Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard & More To Direct Episodes
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It seems like just yesterday when the first details of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, the first Star Wars show to air on Disney’s streaming service Disney Play, were revealed. Though Pablo Pascal and Werner Herzog have been rumored to have roles, we now know who will be directing episodes.

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Jon Favreau’s ‘Star Wars’ TV Series Titled ‘The Mandalorian’
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The rumor surrounding Jon Favreau‘s Star Wars TV show was that it would center on the Mandalorian race. And now a new Instagram post confirms those rumors.

An image posted by Favreau reveals that the title of the show will simply be The Mandalorian, and it follows “the travels of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” More on the story below.

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Russian Trolls, Bots, and Political Activists To Blame For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Backlash According To Study
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Kelly Marie Tran is Rose and John Boyega is Finn in THE LAST JEDI.

This may be a case of art imitating life. Whenever there is a Russian character in a film, chances are audiences are going to root against them considering that they almost always play a villain. But in reality, they are in the news for a variety of reasons from political interference to technological hacking.

And now it seems, at least according to a new study, they’ve gone one step further by trolling Star Wars: The Last Jedi. More on the story below.

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Kathleen Kennedy To Stay On As Lucasfilm President For 3 More Years
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Kathleen Kennedy

While the future of the Star Wars franchise may look uncertain because of Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s poor box office performance, the person at the helm of Lucasfilm will stay on for another three years. New reports confirm Kathleen Kennedy has just signed a three-year extension to remain president of Lucasfilm. She will be responsible for overseeing the new films and help expand Star Wars with new television shows. More on the story below.

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Blu-ray Special Features Breakdown
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Ron Howard on the set of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

Available on Blu-ray today, Solo: A Star Wars Story contains all of its supplemental content on a second Blu-ray disc. A Movies Anywhere digital copy code is also included with purchase.

Below is a breakdown of the bonus materials and special features included with the in-home release.

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Disney’s Bob Iger Confirms ‘Star Wars’ Production Slowdown
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Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. When Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise back in 2012, the studio planned on expanding the cinematic universe by releasing one film a year. This went beyond the Skywalker saga and was to include spinoffs. However, after the fallout from Solo: A Star Wars Story, it seems like the studio will be hitting the brakes on production. The film was one of the lowest grossing Star Wars films to date, and because of that, the rumor that Lucasfilm would put more spinoffs on hold started to surface. However, Lucasfilm would dismiss those rumors. And now, it looks like there may be some truth to those rumors.

In a new interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger, he says that the future of Star Wars productions will be seeing a slowdown. He confirms that they took on too much too fast and blames himself for the aggressive output. More on the story below.

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