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
To celebrate the premiere of Star Wars: Resistance, Disneyland park will be handing out complimentary Star Wars buttons on Sunday, October 7. Buttons will be distributed at Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland and are only available while supplies last.
“Star Wars Resistance,” a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of “The Force Awakens,” takes flight with a one-hour premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.
The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Following its U.S. debut, “Star Wars Resistance” will rollout globally on Disney Channels Worldwide.
In the one-hour premiere titled “The Recruit,” Poe and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz to the Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids and creatures. While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe’s old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his new friend BB-8 as he’ll have to compete in dangerous sky races, keep his mission a secret from his newfound family, and avoid the danger of the First Order.
The voice cast includes Christopher Sean (“Days of Our Lives”) as Kazuda Xiono; Suzie McGrath (“East Enders”) as Tam Ryvora; Scott Lawrence (“Legion”) as Jarek Yeager; Myrna Velasco (“Elena of Avalor”) as Torra Doza; Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) as Neeku Vozo; Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) as Hype Fazon; Jim Rash (“Community”) and Bobby Moynihan (“DuckTales”) as Flix and Orka, respectively; Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) as Poe Dameron; Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”) as Captain Phasma; and Rachel Butera (“Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time”) as General Leia Organa.