Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and Disney Plus Project in 2021 and Beyond
Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, audiences have created a plethora of new “Star Wars” content. The sequel trilogy — 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” 2017’s “The Last Jedi” and 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker” — wrapped up the main storyline of the Skywalker Saga. Standalone films “Rogue One” and “Solo” explored specific stories withinmsn.com
Lucasfilm finds new writer for 'Star Wars: Obi-Wan' on Disney Plus: report
Screenwriter/producer Joby Harold has been hired as the new lead writer for the "Star Wars: Obi-Wan" series on Disney Plus starring Ewan McGregor, according to Variety. Harold would replace the previously-announced Hossein Amini, who reportedly left the project back in January. Harold executive produced "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum," as well as the TV shows "Underground" (WGN America) and "Spinning Out" (Netflix). He and writing partner James Vanderbilt were previously reported as writing a new Transformers film. Related: The best Disney Plus movies and shows for 'Star Wars' & sci-fi fansObi-Wan was originally scheduled to begin filming earlier this year, but the production crew was sent home in January (prior to and unrelated to the coronavirus crisis) and Amini departed the project.space.com
McGregor hated having to lie about reprising role as Obi-Wan
McGregor added that while he understood the silence was a necessary evil, "I'm not really brought up that way. McGregor made his debut as a young Obi-Wan in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" in 1999 and was also in the other two "Star Wars" prequels. So he would often be asked by reporters if he would return to other "Star Wars" projects. "Once they started making spin-off movies, there was such a lot of speculation about an Obi-Wan spin-off. Well, if they give me a call, I'd be, you know, I'd be interested," he said.
'The Mandalorian' blurs line between movies, streaming
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The trailer for "The Mandalorian" -- the first live-action "Star Wars" TV series -- strikingly looks and feels like a movie ad. And that's just the way Disney and its new streaming service, Disney+, want it. Studios might leave some money on the table in the short term by funneling certain marquee projects to streaming. Still, the beauty of streaming is that the model provides, well, a steady stream of revenue. At the same time, those entering the streaming wars appear equally determined to bring their big guns to bear to help launch these services, or in Netflix and Amazon's cases, build, sustain them and protect their turf.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and 'The Mandalorian' bring the Force to Disney+
(CNN) - Obi-Wan Kenobi will bring the Force to Disney+, which -- along with the first trailer for "The Mandalorian" -- capped the studio's presentation for its new streaming service at the D23 Expo. That includes "The Mandalorian," the first live-action "Star Wars" series, which will make its debut when the service launches. Kennedy noted that the service would have access to all the movies, including the upcoming "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," putting "over 40 years of 'Star Wars' storytelling in one place." Another series is in the works starring Diego Luna as the character he played in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." That brings to eight the total number of shows that the comic-book powerhouse is producing for Disney+, including several previously announced titles featuring Avengers characters.