Episode 58 – Disney News for the Week of 10/7/2018
In Episode 58, Justin and Michelle discuss all of the top news stories for the week of October 7, 2018 including Walt Disney World Resort significantly raises prices on snacks and beverages, we get a first look at the new Snow White character meal coming to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and we have some new details on the Star Wars TV series that’s set to debut on Disney’s new streaming service in 2019.
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More details have emerged for Lucasfilm’s live-action streaming series helmed by Jon Favreau. Production on Star Wars: The Mandalorian has official begun.
According to StarWars.com, this story takes place after the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, when 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.
The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). It will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian will debut on Disney’s new streaming service in 2019. Stay tuned for more updates!
Additional details have been revealed for the Star Wars live-action TV series set to debut on Disney’s new streaming service in 2019. Iron Man director, Jon Favreau is developing the series and took to Facebook and Instagram yesterday to give us the first details.
The Mandalorian, is the name of the upcoming series which is set after the events of Return of the Jedi. Take a look at his post below.
For those unfamiliar, the planet of Mandalore was seen in the animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels and was home to a race of mercenaries that blasted their home world to pieces in a series of civil wars.
The series which will reportedly cost $100 million to make, is sure to be epic.
A release date has not yet been set for The Mandalorian. Stay tuned for more details
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand.
The film is also available to watch digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and on Movies Anywhere.
Relive the Kessel Run and reunite with Han, Chewbacca, and the crew in this fun-filled galactic heist starring Alden Ehrenreich as the beloved scoundrel, Joonas Suotamo as his furry co-pilot, and Donald Glover as the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, plus Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Woody Harrelson as Beckett.
The new home release is packed with bonus content that takes fans behind the scenes to experience compelling discussions with the star-studded cast and screenwriters Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan, a revealing feature on Chewie and his enduring friendship with Han, and several never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes. The full list includes*:
Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable — Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.
Team Chewie — See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.
Kasdan on Kasdan — Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together.
Remaking the Millennium Falcon –Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.”
Escape from Corellia — Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia.
The Train Heist — Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.
Becoming a Droid: L3-37 — Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life.
Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso –Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac.
Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run –Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.
The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park — In an exclusive bonus feature available as a digital code with the Target release, you can get a look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.
DISC SPECIFICATIONS: FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 135 min. RATING: PG-13 in U.S. (Bonus Material Not Rated); PG in CE and G in CF
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