Netflix Trying to Keep Star Wars and Marvel as Disney Develops Own Service

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) By now everyone has heard of Disney's plans to pull out of their exclusive deal with Netflix to stream Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm content, in favor of launching their own rival services in 2019. We're getting word that Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is lobbying the … [Read more...]

Loads of New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Details and Images!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fans are desperate for any information on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And that also includes any new images. Fortunately, Entertainment Weekly was able to interview many of the cast and revealed some really cool stuff. Some of the revelations are about the … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: Heavy Metal Star Wars

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Maybe this isn't a Friday's Funny Feature so much as a really creative heavy metal band riffing (literally) on Star Wars. They are Galactic Empire, and I heard they're on tour, so here's one awesome and creative metal song and video. And you can buy their album … [Read more...]

Disney Unveils New Details For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Theme Park

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last weekend at the D23 Expo, Disney fans got their first three dimensional sneak peak at Disneyland's new immersive Star Wars Land based on the Lucasian Epic. And with it came a name change to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. … [Read more...]

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes Video, Posters, and More

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love Star Wars. Lots of my friends have memories of the first time they saw the original trilogy, but for me they've always just been there. As if I was born with the franchise imprinted in my brain. So every time there's just a little morsel of new Star Wars, I … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: The Dynamic Protagonist

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By Brock Cooper (DoddleNews) When was the last time you watched a movie and thought, “Wow, that was an awesome hero?” You probably remember the bad guy far more than the good guy, am I right? Who do you remember most from Silence of the Lambs, Clarice Starling or Doctor Lecter. While the … [Read more...]

What Took Lucasfilm So Long To Fire Star Wars: Han Solo Directors?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The fallout of Chris Miller and Phil Lord being fired from Star Wars: Han Solo continues to reveal new details. Unlike most Hollywood stories about upheaval behind a film, the narrative for Lord and Miller's exit has remained almost completely intact. The … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Han Solo – Ron Howard Officially Taking Over As Director

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Lucasfilm said they would shortly be revealing a new director for the Star Wars: Han Solo spinoff, they weren't kidding. It has been less than 48 hours since the studio announced that Chris Miller and Phil Lord have been let go of the project, and we now know … [Read more...]

More Star Wars: Han Solo Fallout – What Happens Now? [Updated]

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Updated: Ron Howard has been hired to take over directing duties. Read our article here for the latest. Last night, Star Wars fans were blind-sighted by the news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had parted ways with Lucasfilm in the midst of shooting the Han Solo … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Han Solo Loses Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I thought one of the greatest things that Lucasfilm did after Disney acquired the company was hiring Chris Miller and Phil Lord to direct the Star Wars spinoff that centered around a young Han Solo. The directors have proven time and time again that they have keen … [Read more...]

How Trevorrow Will Approach Making Star Wars 9 Without Carrie Fisher

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: Episode IX was dealt a massive blow when Carrie Fisher unexpectedly passed away last December. The sequel trilogy brought back all of the classic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Han Solo was killed off in … [Read more...]

On May 25, 1977, Star Wars Changed Everything

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) 40 years ago today, on May 25, 1977, Star Wars debuted from George Lucas and 20th Century Fox, altering cinematic history forever, along with other media, like TV, books, comics, video games, and much more. While there was eventually a trilogy and a prequel … [Read more...]

First Look at Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems like forever since we heard that Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro would be in the next Star Wars installment. True to form, Lucasfilm has kept the character details under lock-and-key for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But that has now changed as Vanity Fair … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny – Star Wars: The Last Jedi 8-Bit Trailer

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: The Last Jedi may still be a good 7 months from release, but that hasn't stopped the hype machine! Last month at Celebration, director Rian Johnson and his team released the first trailer, and we all went crazy. And now we have an 8-Bit trailer (from John … [Read more...]

Rian Johnson Not Writing Star Wars 9, Plus The Last Jedi Spoilers!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, which premiered at Star Wars Celebration, was an incredible look at what director Rian Johnson has in store for us. When he was hired to write and direct Episode VIII, he was also hired to write the treatment for … [Read more...]

Disney Announces and Shuffles Release Dates for Indiana Jones 5, Star Wars 9, and More

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the current prevailing trends in Hollywood is staking out release dates for movies years in advance. Sometimes studios announce big tentpoles before they even have a creative team in place. What that also means is that sometimes studios need to shuffle some … [Read more...]