No Star Wars TV Series For a Number of Years

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By Danny F. Santos We've heard on and off again reports about a live-action Star Wars television series since even before Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion dollars back in late 2012 (was it really that long ago?). And even after the purchase, it looked like it would still happen, … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm Will Decide Leia’s Fate in Star Wars

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are possible spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX to follow. You have been warned! The passing of Carrie Fisher came as a shock to the world. The actress reprised her role as Leia from the original Star Wars trilogy in The Force … [Read more...]

Domestic Box Office Soars, But International Gross Is Down In 2016

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This year was a good year for Hollywood and another record breaking one to boot. Studios have posted $11.37 billion gross at the domestic box office in 2016, enjoying their biggest year ever according to ComScore (via Variety). That beats the previous high of $11.1 … [Read more...]

Star Wars Story Group Committed To Shared Universe

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love a large story. One of the things that attracts me to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is all of these stories taking place within the same meta-narrative, where you can see all the connective tissue. When Disney bought Lucasfilm, they took the entire … [Read more...]

Here’s How To Make A Rogue One Prequel [Spoilers!]

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This article contains massive spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! You have been warned. It's been a week since I sat down to watch Rogue One. Following its release, a whole bunch of easter eggs and behind-the-scenes news have poured out. One of the more … [Read more...]

Rogue One Box Office: Second Biggest Domestic December Opening

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story enjoyed a massive opening weekend around the world – raking in $290.5 million in global box office receipts. Disney's first standalone Star Wars film since buying Lucasfilm also earned an enormous $155 million in North … [Read more...]

Studios Talking with Theaters About a 17-Day Theatrical Release Window

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Earlier this month, we reported that Apple was lobbying Hollywood studios for earlier access to movies via their iTunes platform. It seemed that Hollywood was open to the idea, and now we're beginning to get some news that biggest obstacles to a deal — namely the … [Read more...]

Movie Review — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Lucasfilm and Disney have a lot riding on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In fact, I'll argue that this film is the one that will justify or not the $4.05 billion dollar price tag for acquiring Lucasfilm that Disney spent. It's one thing to buy Star Wars but at that … [Read more...]

Tons of New Rogue One Footage and an IMAX TV Spot

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just days away from premiering at your local cinema, and Disney has been pushing the Lucasfilm movie hard in marketing. Today, we have several new clips, a new featurette, and a new TV spot with brand new footage. The press … [Read more...]

Gareth Edwards Talks About the Extensive Rogue One Reshoots

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There have been a lot of rumors about the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots. We know that they were extensive and took eight weeks to complete, and it was recently revealed that Tony Gilroy made quite a bit of money off of the reshoots, along with getting a … [Read more...]

Report: Bourne Writer Tony Gilroy Made Millions Off Rogue One Reshoots

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released in just a couple of weeks. Visual effects have been completed and delivered, and major reshoots wrapped up earlier this summer. At the time, it was being reported that the Rogue One reshoots could be replacing up to … [Read more...]

Is This Why Ewan McGregor Doesn’t Have His Own Star Wars Standalone Film? [Spoilers]

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Possible spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VIII and beyond to follow! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Star Wars prequels weren't that good, but one of the highlights was Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. After Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced a series of standalone films, one of the … [Read more...]

New Rogue One Trailer, Poster, and Teaser with a Classic Villain

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Disney and Lucasfilm are in full force promoting the hell out of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. A new trailer, poster, and a teaser with a possible cameo from an original trilogy villain. Right off the bat we have a new trailer called "Trust" with loads of new … [Read more...]

Kathleen Kennedy Talks Star Wars, Rogue One, and Han Solo

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After spending over $4 billion on Lucasfilm, Disney spent no time waiting to start off a new trilogy of Star Wars movies and several anthology films. With saga creator George Lucas stepping down, he gave the keys to Lucasfilm over to long time producer Kathleen … [Read more...]

Emilia Clarke Cast In Han Solo Star Wars Spinoff

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) We've known for months that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been screen testing actresses for the female lead in the untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film. Names like Tessa Thompson, Naomi Scott, and Zoe Kravitz have been floating around for a while, … [Read more...]

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Trailer Breaks Viewing Records

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest official trailer for Disney's live-action remake Beauty and the Beast has been viewed an astonishing 127.6 million times since being released on Monday. This means the trailer has been watched online more than any other trailer in history within its first … [Read more...]