It’s a pity that J.W. Rinzler never got to write the Making of books for the Star Wars movies of the Disney era. Maybe beside The Last Jedi, every other post-Lucas film had its behind-the-scenes dramas, which would be really be interesting to learn more about. (And I won’t talk about the drama that emerged after the release of Episode VIII here!)
Grogu (also widely known as "Baby Yoda") has became a huge part of the Star Wars canon, and his influence doesn't end in that universe. Grogu has followed the proud path blazed by Star Wars characters such as Ewoks, porgs, and droids in being an adorable, irresistible cash cows. Grogu is no stranger to video game DLC, appearing in Disney-owned titles such as the Star Wars flight simulation game Squadrons as a purchasable cockpit decoration, and the mobile RPG Galaxy of Heroes as an actual playable character. Whether an inspiring cosmetic upgrade or a playable character, Grogu's mass appeal is not limited to the Disney digital market. Grogu has appeared on apparel, a waffle maker, Funko Pops, Christmas ornaments, cups, and phone cases. Pretty much everything and anything that can be Star Wars branded with Grogu's likeness has been. Now he has made his way into the popular sandbox game, Minecraft.
Construction on the massive set in Little Marlow Star Wars fans were ecstatic when Disney executives first announced the development of the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series at the D23 convention in August 2019 and could hardly wait for production to begin. However, the residents of Little Marlow, United Kingdom feel differently as construction vehicles travel down the highway, moving supplies and materials to their quaint little town.
"How about C-3PO's English accent? Was that okay?" Bill Burr said to Jimmy Fallon, defending his character in The Mandalorian.
The return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+ for the seventh and final season of the show satisfied fans with a solid ending to the show who, beforehand, had a universally thought “okay season” to “finish” off the show before Disney+ decided to create a real ending to the show.
The Direct is reporting via Film Music Reporter that music composer Kevin Kiner, who composed music for multiple Star Wars series since 2008, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the 2008 movie and subsequent series), as well as Disney’s first original Star Wars series, Rebels, is reportedly planning to return to compose music for the upcoming Disney+ series The Bad Batch. This new animated series is expected to focus on a specialized unit of clone troopers and their exploits. These new characters, originally created during the initial run of The Clone Wars but whose story arc was left unfinished when the series was cancelled at the time of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, were featured in an exclusive story arc included in a Disney-produced surprise seventh season of The Clone Wars this past year. Not surprisingly, Kevin Kiner composed the score for this final season of the series as well, and he even composed a special leitmotif (signature theme) for this special group!
The internet can be a strange creature (as if you didn’t already know this). Sometimes, a single tweet is enough to stir up all kinds of speculation. In this case, however, it wasn’t even a tweet, but simply a click on the little heart below a tweet, that sparked the rumor mill:
It's undeniable that cable TV is going the way of the dinosaurs. With its high prices and oceans of useless channels that you're paying for, streaming services have exploded in popularity over the last decade plus. The undeniable juggernaut of the industry is Netflix. Since it exploded in popularity in 2007, it has dominated the streaming industry, helped along by having such megahit shows as The Office as part of its library. While new streaming services did pop up, such as HBO Max, Shudder, and Hulu, Netflix was still the leader of them all.