The Entire Disney Library Will Be Included on The Disney+ Streaming Service

If you weren’t planning on subscribing to the Disney+ Streaming Service after they announced that Star Wars and Marvel shows would be a mainstay on the platform, then you certainly will be signing up now.

According to CNBC, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed in an investors meeting today that they would eventually, “put its entire motion picture library on the service, including movies that have traditionally been kept in its archives.” This means Disney will open the floodgates and allow viewers to see what is normally kept in the “Disney Vault.”

For those not aware of the “Disney Vault,” it was a marketing strategy implemented by Disney to drum up home video sales. A Disney movie would be released on home video then after a few months the company would stop printing new copies and seal it away in the “vault.” They would stop creating new copies for years at a time, then would make a big deal about opening the vault for a particular movie for a new home video “release.” For example, just this past week the “Signature Edition” for Disney’s The Little Mermaid was just released on Blu-ray after six years of not being in circulation since the “Diamond Edition” was released in 2013.

This is a huge selling point for the Disney+ service, especially if there is a particular movie that you haven’t seen in years and have not been able to find anywhere. In my case, its Disney’s animated 101 Dalmatians. I have been wanting to see this movie for months and have been unable to find a copy anywhere or find it on any streaming service. So to get my fix I would have to subscribe to Disney+.

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Disney Extends Kathleen Kennedy At Lucasfilm For Three Years

According to a report put out by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, has renewed her contract with Lucasfilm to continue being the lead producer and architect of everything Star Wars at least until the end of 2021.

Kennedy has been the president at Lucasfilm since George Lucas sold his company to Disney in 2012 for $4 Billion.  Since then Kennedy has been in charge of overseeing the relaunch of Star Wars – and in that time the four movies that have been released so far have made a combined total of $4.85 billion.  Generally speaking, a producer that is able to generate this kind of profit in such a short amount of time would guarantee that they would keep their job, however, it has not been an easy road for the company at all.

Many fans online have been petulantly screaming that Kennedy has “ruined” Star Wars via The Last Jedi‘s drastic change in storytelling and unforgivable sin of casting a non-white, female heroes  Most of the vile words being pointed to newcomer to the franchise Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose Tico in The Last Jedi. After the film came out Tran was racially harassed and had her life threatened on a daily bases by the Star Wars “fandom” to the point that she left social media for months. It is due to this relenting bombardment of negativity surrounding the Star Wars property that the fans online have been labeled by many as “toxic.” Continue reading “Disney Extends Kathleen Kennedy At Lucasfilm For Three Years”

A New Trailer For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Is Finally Here!!!

I’d say its about time!

A new trailer for the Gareth Edwards directed film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has finally been release – and there is a presence, a presence we’ve not seen since…..

Check out the full trailer here!

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No Opening Crawl Text for ‘Rogue One’?!?

We are just under 6 months away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first Anthology film out of Star Wars lore that depicts the events leading up to the rebels stealing the first Death Star Plans.  The film promises to show a different side to Star Wars not yet seen, while still having plenty of familiar elements from the classic Saga.  However, there is one change that may happen that could be unforgivable in the eyes of some die-hard Star Wars fans.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, discussed some of the differences that we could see in this film from the traditional Star Wars Saga and the topic of the iconic crawl text came up.  When talking about those differences she said:

The crawl and some of those elements live so specifically within the ‘saga’ films that we are having a lot of discussion about what will define the [stand-alone] Star Wars stories separate and apart from the saga films. So we’re right in the middle of talking about that.

If Lucasfilm lands on the side of not putting the iconic crawl text in the film then it will probably set a precedence for the other Anthology films to come.  Meaning no opening crawl text for the young Han Solo coming out in 2018 or for the still rumored Obi One Kenobi trilogy. Continue reading “No Opening Crawl Text for ‘Rogue One’?!?”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

“I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field controls my destiny! It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.”

-Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope, Han Solo

Not Anymore! Han Solo believes in the Force, the Dark Side, and the Jedi. Kylo Ren worships at the altar of Darth Vader. Finn (John Boyega) may be well on his way to becoming a Jedi, and the junk scavenger, Rey, (Daily Ridley) seems to be the glue holding all of this together.

 After last night’s debut of the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer it seems that The Force is strong, still, with Star Wars fans! Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)”