John Boyega isn't going to 'take the money and shush'
This year, Boyega has made it clear he doesn't feel that way, that he isn’t going to bite his tongue. The five-film series is playing on the BBC in the U.K. and on Amazon Prime in the U.S.; “Red, White and Blue” will debut Dec. 4 on Amazon. In the true story, Boyega plays Leroy Logan, an aspiring research scientist who gives up the lab to join the overwhelmingly white London police force in the 1980s. “Red, White and Blue” puts Boyega front and center and wrestles with many of the social issues -- race, change, belonging -- that he is grappling with, too. Since Boyega’s comments about “Star Wars,” he’s received a supportive phone call from producer Kathleen Kennedy that Boyega has described as frank and transparent.
'Star Wars: The High Republic' revealed: New books will introduce a bygone Jedi era
"Star Wars" is starting an epic "storytelling initiative" to fill out the history of the franchise some 200 years before the events of the 1999 movie "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace." Star Wars " is well-known for portraying the ongoing battle between lightsaber-wielding Jedi knights and forces of evil. Star Wars: The High Republic ' is set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their height, serving and protecting the galaxy," Disney said in the statement . Comics and books will be released at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020, and some of the titles are available now for pre-order, Disney added. Today's best Star Wars deals Star Wars Amazon $3.50 View Disney Infinity 3.0 Power... Amazon $13.13 View Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition:... Amazon $16.88 View Star Warped A Star Wars... Amazon $17.69 View Show More Dealsspace.com
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.
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" teaser trailer released
The first trailer for the highly-anticipated end to the Skywalker Saga is here, and it finally has a title: "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." The teaser dropped Friday during a live panel hosted by Stephen Colbert, who spoke with director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. "We've passed on all we know," Luke Skywalker narrates. The film is the final in the latest "Star Wars" trilogy, following "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi." "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" hits theaters in December.cbsnews.com