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New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Poster Revealed

Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures have released the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster for the highly anticipated conclusion of the Skywalker Saga!

Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In addition to directing, Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for release on December 20.

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Black Panther 2 To Be Released On May 6, 2022

Straight from Hall D23 at D23 Expo 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and filmmaker Ryan Coogler officially confirmed that Black Panther 2 is on the way! The Black Panther 2 release date was officially revealed as well with the sequel set to drop on May 6, 2020.

Feige confirmed that a treatment had been turned in by Coogler for the sequel, but details about plot or an official title were not given.

The first Black Panther arrived in February of 2018, but given the success of the sequel it makes sense for Marvel to position it in May instead. Despite a billion dollar haul in February, the sequel will fair just as well in the early summer slot.

Black Panther starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett, with Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. Ryan Coogler directed the film and is on board to return for the sequel.

The global cultural phenomenon of Black Panther debuted in 2018 to the tune of $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office and became the first Marvel Studios movie to win an Academy Award, taking home three of the coveted prizes.

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She-Hulk, Moon Knight & Ms. Marvel Series Coming To Disney+

Today Kevin Feige revealed at D23 Expo that three iconic Marvel heroes will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service: She-Hulk, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel  It has also been confirmed that Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan will cross over into MCU theatrical films as well.

She-Hulk debuted in Marvel Comics’ “Savage She-Hulk” #1 in 1980, created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema. Her alter ego is Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner/Hulk, who after being shot is provided a blood transfusion from Bruce that turns her into a similar green monster. She later became a member of the Avengers and briefly replaced Ben Grimm in The Fantastic Four.

Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin in 1975 for “Werewolf by Night” #32, Moon Knight is the alter ego of Marc Spector is a Jewish-American rabbi’s son who grew up to become a heavyweight boxer and then a U.S. Marine. Left for dead on a mission in Egypt, he’s taken to a temple devoted to the god Khonshu, and agrees to become the god’s avatar on Earth.

Though the Ms. Marvel moniker has been around for decades, originally the superhero name for Carol Danvers, the Khan character took on the name. A Pakistani-American, Khan joined the Marvel comics universe back in 2014 as a result of the Inhumans’ Terrigen Mists being released, triggering her shapeshifing powers. Not only is she capable of stretching her limbs to great lengths and widths, but she can also grow or shrink to incredible sizes. Khan is also inspired by Carol Danvers, who at that point had been “promoted” to the role of Captain Marvel, and decides to take on her old moniker of Ms. Marvel to fight crime and do good.

It’s unclear when the three series will make its debut on the streaming service.

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Watch The Encore! Trailer 

Executive Producer Kristen Bell brings together former castmates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in a high school reunion like no other. Emotions run high as the former students face faded friendships, former flames, self-doubt, and killer choreography. Through it all, these unlikely groups of friends—with the help of Broadway’s best—just might pull off a standing-ovation-worthy performance of beloved musicals like “The Sound of Music,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Annie” and more.

Watch this title and more on Disney+,  the ultimate streaming destination for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019.

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Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Trailer

The 10-episode scripted series, set as the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” With meta references and some docu-style elements, it’s a modern take on the “classic” from 15 years ago. Show-mances blossom; friendships are tested, while new ones are made; rivalries flare; songs are sung; and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only high school theater can provide.

Watch this title and more on Disney+, the ultimate streaming destination for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019. 

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Watch The World According To Jeff Goldblum Trailer

Jeff Goldblum stars in and hosts The World According to Jeff Goldblum from National Geographic. The beloved actor gave fans at D23 Expo a peek inside the series including a new trailer for the show. 

Through Goldblum’s always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems in this new 12-episode series.

Streaming on Disney+ beginning November 12.

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Watch The Noelle Trailer Starring Anna Kendrick & Bill Hader

At the D23 2019 Expo, Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the first trailer for Noelle (formerly “Nicole”), the live-action Christmas comedy coming to the Disney+ platform. Anna Kendrick, Shirley MacLaine, Bill Hader, Julie Hagerty, Billy Eichner, Michael Gross and Ron Funches star in the film.

The film revolves around Santa’s daughter, who is forced to take over the family business when her father decides to retire and her brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight.

Written and directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice, Did You Hear About the Morgans?), Noelle is set to debut on the Disney+ streaming service on November 12.

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Obi-Wan Series With Ewan McGregor Confirmed For Disney+

Today at the D23 2019 Expo, Lucas film and Disney+ officially announced the long-rumored Obi-Wan series, and confirmed the return of Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi!

McGregor received a warm welcome when he arrived onstage to make it official. It was also revealed that scripts are currently being written and shooting will happen sometime next year. The new series will take place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, where we last saw Obi-Wan delivering the infant Luke Skywalker to his Tatooine homestead. An updated timeline graphic shown at the event places the Obi-Wan show as happening somewhere in the middle of the span of events in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

McGregor took over the role of Obi-Wan for the Star Wars prequel trilogy two decades ago from the late Alec Guinness. His last live-action appearance was in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. However, McGregor also lent his voice to Rey’s Force vision in The Force Awakens. Additionally, McGregor hasn’t been shy about his desire to reprise his role.

Two years ago, director Stephen Daldry was supposedly lined up to direct a standalone Obi-Wan film. Unfortunately, the dismal box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story put all the spinoff movies on hold.

No other details about the potential Obi-Wan series are currently available. Disney+ already has two live-action Star Wars series lined up: The Mandalorian and the untitled Cassian Andor series.

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Watch The Live Action Lady And The Tramp Trailer

Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the first trailer for Lady and the Tramp, the live-action remake of the classic animated film coming to the Disney+ platform. Featuring the titular romantic couple, voiced by Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux.

Lady and the Tramp tells the story of an American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with an upper-middle-class family but is set astray when the family has a baby. Lady ends up meeting a mongrel known as the Tramp on the streets. They embark on a romantic journey and eventually fall in love.

The film stars Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You, Men In Black) as Lady, Justin Theroux (The Spy Who Dumped Me) as the Tramp, Thomas Mann (Kong: Skull Island) as Jim Dear, Kiersey Clemons (Flatliners) as Jim’s wife Darling, Ashley Jensen (The Lobster, Hysteria) as Jackie the Scottish Terrier, Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) voicing Bull, an English bulldog, Sam Elliott as the voice of Trusty the Bloodhound, Janelle Monae as the voice of Peg the Pekingese, Yvette Nicole Brown as Aunt Sarah, Adrian Martinez as Elliot and Arturo Castro as Marco.

Charlie Bean (The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Tron Uprising) will be directing the live-action/CG hybrid film from a script by Andrew Bujalski. Aside from Mann and Clemons, most of the cast will play CGI characters as we have seen in recent Disney adaptations such as Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast.

The upcoming live-action remake is slated to debut on November 12 on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+.

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Watch The Mandalorian Trailer

During D23 Expo 2019, Disney+ and Lucasfilm revealed the trailer for their first live-action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and will be joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society.; and Carl Weathers as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.

Also set to star in the series are Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

Jon Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series, Directors for the first season include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who will be directing the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who will also provide the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.

The Mandalorian will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. The series will premiere on Disney+ when the service launches on November 12.

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