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Disney Confirms Ewan McGregor Back as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Streaming Series

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Disney Confirms Ewan McGregor Back as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Streaming Series
Disney is expanding its “Star Wars” presence on Disney+ with the addition of Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series.

At the end of its Disney+ showcase Friday during D23 Expo, McGregor was brought out on stage and asked LucasFilm chief Kathleen Kennedy to ask him if he’s playing the Jedi Master again. She asked him, and he finally answered, “Yes.”

The series will star shooting next year.

More to come…

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Ms. Marvel Confirmed For Disney+ Series & Will Join The McU Says Kevin Feige [D23]

Ms. Marvel Confirmed For Disney+ Series & Will Join The McU Says Kevin Feige [D23]
If Marvel was hurting for a minute publicly following the news they had lost “Spider-Man” to a financial turf war with Sony, they’re feeling really damn confident tonight in Anaheim at the D23 Expo. The “Ms. Marvel” show, announced a few hours ago in the trades was confirmed by Marvel onstage tonight. What’s more is Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that Ms. Marvel will eventually join the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen.

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Wyatt Russell Joins Marvel’s ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Series as John Walker

Wyatt Russell Joins Marvel’s ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Series as John Walker
Rising star Wyatt Russell has signed on to join Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, it was announced today at Disney's D23 Expo. Emily VanCamp is set to return as Sharon Carter, aka Agent 13, while Captain America: Civil War star Daniel Brühl will reprise his villainous role as Baron Zemo. Sources say that Russell will be playing John Walker, who's otherwise known as U.S. Agent, who in the comics was apparently part of the group known as the West Coast Avengers.
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Hilary Duff to Reprise 'Lizzie McGuire' Role for New Disney+ Series

Hilary Duff to Reprise 'Lizzie McGuire' Role for New Disney+ Series
Disney continues to mine its library for its forthcoming streaming service.

The company on Friday announced that Hilary Duff will reprise her role in a new update of her beloved Lizzie McGuire for the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service. Original series creator Terri Minsky is attached to serve as showrunner on the live-action scripted comedy.

The new Lizzie McGuire will revolve around Lizzie as a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City. Duff made the announcement during a surprise appearance Friday at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim.

Additional details — including an episode count and premiere date — were not ...
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Breaking Bad: Bob Odenkirk Says the Movie's Already Been Filmed

Breaking Bad: Bob Odenkirk Says the Movie's Already Been Filmed
Great news for Breaking Bad fans! Recently, star Bob Odenkirk told The Hollywood Reporter the sequel movie has already been filmed.

The AMC series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who begins cooking meth to pay for his cancer treatment. The cast also includes Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Rj Mitte, Jonathan Banks, and Giancarlo Esposito. The show ran for five seasons before ending in 2013.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington To Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington To Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Exclusive: Last we saw Kit Harington, the Game of Thrones star’s Jon Snow character ended that HBO series with a walk north of The Wall into the forest with the Free Folk Wildlings, his punishment for slaying his mad queen lover, Daenerys Targaryen. So where did he go?

Deadline hears it is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he will make his next film. Sources said that Harington will join one of Marvel and Kevin Feige’s superhero franchises.

All of Marvel and Disney is busy with the D23 Expo this weekend in Anaheim. I was unable to figure out which film, and nobody was around to elaborate, which they probably wouldn’t anyway. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if some of those details are filled in before the weekend is out. Stay tuned.

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Ming-Na Wen Has Joined the Cast of The Mandalorian

Ming-Na Wen Has Joined the Cast of The Mandalorian
Ming-Na Wen, the actress known for her voice in Disney’s animated Mulan, as well as her role of Melinda May in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has now revealed that she will co-star in the Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Deadline reports that while being honored today at D23 during the annual Disney Legends honors, Wen gave a speech in which she referenced the upcoming role. Here’s what she had to say:

“Please just keep acquiring all these different franchises,” she said during her speech, turning to Iger, “because I just keep getting employed by them. I have hit every bucket list thanks to Disney.”

The upcoming series also stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) as “a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.” It also includes Gina Carano (Deadpool) as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers (Predator) as Greef Carga, Omid Abtahi (American Gods) as Dr. Pershing,
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Robert Downey Jr. Reveals He Was Busted for Smoking Pot at Disneyland

Robert Downey Jr. Reveals He Was Busted for Smoking Pot at Disneyland
Robert Downey Jr. celebrated his Disney Legend status by sharing the endearing tale of how the first time he visited Disneyland, he was arrested.

The Iron Man actor was being honored in Anaheim at Disney’s biennial D23 convention. After a brief introduction by Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger, Downey felt he had to come clean to the elated crowd.

“Here’s a bit of trivia for you, the very first time I went to Disneyland I was transported to another place…within moments of being arrested,” Downey Jr. explained. “I was brought to a surprisingly friendly processing center. Given a stern warning and returned, if memory servers, to one very disappointed group chaperone. I would like to make amends for whoever had to contain me for smoking pot in the gondola without a license.

“I’m sorry, I don’t want to further confuse the issue by insinuating
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Thandie Newton Reteams With ‘Westworld’s’ Lisa Joy on ‘Reminiscence’ (Exclusive)

Thandie Newton Reteams With ‘Westworld’s’ Lisa Joy on ‘Reminiscence’ (Exclusive)
Following her Emmy win for her performance on “Westworld,” Thandie Newton is joining the feature directorial debut of the show’s co-creator.

Sources tell Variety that Newton is set to join Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson in Warner Bros.’ “Reminiscence,” directed by “Westworld’s” Lisa Joy.

WB acquired the rights to the package after this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Joy penned the script and will also produce with her Kilter Film partner Jonathan Nolan, along with Michael De Luca and Aaron Ryder. Athena Wickham and Elishia Holmes are exec producers. The film is a co-production of Kilter Films, Michael De Luca Productions and FilmNation Entertainment. Production will take place in New Orleans and Miami beginning in late October, allowing Joy and Nolan to complete work on “Westworld’s” third season at HBO.

The plot and details on who Newton will be playing are being kept under wraps.

Newton is currently starring in “Westworld,
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Disney Plus Movie Details, Including Title, Revealed at D23

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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Disney Plus Movie Details, Including Title, Revealed at D23
Five years after summer ended for “Phineas and Ferb,” the show returns with a new movie on Disney Plus in 2020, new details of which were revealed on Friday at the D23 fan convention.

In “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” currently in production for the new streaming service, stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb travel across the galaxy to rescue their suster Candace, “who has been abducted by aliens and has found utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.”

Phineas and Ferb” creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are back as executive producers on the movie, while also reprising their roles are Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn; Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn; Caroline Rhea as their mom, Linda; Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus; Alyson Stoner as Isabella; Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet; Bobby Gaylor as Buford; Olivia Olson as Vanessa; Tyler Mann as Carl
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Michael Shannon to Play Jerry Buss in HBO’s ‘Untitled Showtime Lakers Project’ Pilot

Michael Shannon to Play Jerry Buss in HBO’s ‘Untitled Showtime Lakers Project’ Pilot
Michael Shannon has been cast to play self-made millionaire and former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss in HBO’s “The Untitled Showtime Lakers Project” pilot based on the Jeff Pearlman book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.”

The series, which chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s-era Lakers, is an hour-long drama executive produced by Adam McKay, who will direct the pilot. Kevin Messick will executive produce. Max Borenstein will write and executive produce. Jim Hecht is a co-writer and exec producer on the project. Jason Shuman and Scott Stephens are listed as executive producers,
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‘Warrior’ Star Andrew Koji To Play Storm Shadow In Upcoming ‘GI Joe’ Spin-Off ‘Snake Eyes’

‘Warrior’ Star Andrew Koji To Play Storm Shadow In Upcoming ‘GI Joe’ Spin-Off ‘Snake Eyes’
Much like Batman and Joker or Superman and Lex Luthor, you can’t really tell the best Snake Eyes story without Storm Shadow. And now, it appears that we know who will be stepping into the all-white ninja costume and fighting the titular character in the upcoming ‘GI Joe’ spin-off film, “Snake Eyes.”

According to The Wrap, actor Andrew Koji has been cast as the villainous Storm Shadow in “Snake Eyes.” Fans of the classic ‘GI Joe’ comic books and cartoon series will immediately recognize Storm Shadow as the evil ninja assassin working for Cobra that often found himself at odds with the heroic, and silent, Snake Eyes.

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‘Serendipity’ TV Series Inspired By Movie In Works At NBC

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‘Serendipity’ TV Series Inspired By Movie In Works At NBC
NBC has put in development Serendipity, a an hourlong romantic comedy inspired by the 2001 Miramax movie starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. It hails from Miramax Television.

Written and executive produced by Jonny Umansky, in Serendipity, Harry and Claire fall in love one fateful night, are separated by circumstance and then spend years trying to find one another again … with a little help from the universe. Miramax Television is the studio.

“I’ve been madly in love with this movie for more than half my life,” says Umansky. “Never has the world needed a show like Serendipity more, and the love stories we have in store are big, bold and filled to the brim with whimsy and wonder.”

The 2001 romantic comedy film, directed by Peter Chelsom, revolved around Jonathan (Cusack) and Sara (Beckinsale) who share a dessert at New York restaurant Serendipity 3 after a chance encounter at a department store.
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Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Flies to $1.5 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Flies to $1.5 Million on Thursday Night
Action movie “Angel Has Fallen” has soared to $1.5 million at 2,600 North American locations in Thursday night previews.

Christian drama “Overcomer” took in $775,000 during Thursday night previews at 1,563 locations.

Angel Has Fallen” has been tracking for a debut in the $12 million to $16 million range and will expand to 3,286 sites on Friday. Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman are joined by Jada Pinkett Smith, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, and Nick Nolte in the third installment of the Millennium-Lionsgate action franchise.

The opening weekend for “Angel” will be well below 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen” ($30 million) and 2016’s “London Has Fallen” ($21.6 million). Butler returns as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who has to clear his named after being framed for an attack on U.S. president Allan Trumbull, who was the Speaker of the House in “Olympus” and the Vice President in “London.”

Fox Searchlight’s horror movie “Ready or Not” scared up a
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James Wan’s Secret Horror Film Casts Its Two Leads, Gets Possible Title [Updated]

James Wan’s Secret Horror Film Casts Its Two Leads, Gets Possible Title [Updated]
Update: Variety reports that up-and-coming British actor George Young (Containment) has been cast as the male lead in Wan’s secret movie, which is now tentatively titled Silvercup. Our original article about the film’s initial casting announcement continues below. James Wan’s secret horror movie has found its star in Annabelle Wallis. The Mummy star, who recently appeared in […]

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‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and Talking Dogs: 5 Things We Learned at D23 Day One

An action-packed first day of Disney’s D23 Expo was headlined by an endlessly starry Disney Plus presentation to unveil the new streaming platform.

With no fewer than six new series announced in the space of two hours, it’s clear that Disney isn’t messing around when it comes to competing in the streaming wars, so neither shall we. With out further ado here are five takeaways from day one at the Anaheim Convention Center:

Disney Plus Content Bonanza

Disney execs began the highly anticipate Disney Plus panel by listing all of the old, classic Mouse House properties which
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What You Need to Know About Moon Knight, Marvel’s Magical Hero Coming to Disney+

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Friday evening’s Disney+ panel at the D23 Expo was wild, with new shows and movies introduced left and right — including no fewer than three new Marvel shows, all of which will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But while “Ms. Marvel” and “She-Hulk” might grab the biggest attention from McU fans, the most immediately intriguing announcement, at least to us, was “Moon Knight.”

No disrespect to Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk as characters, of course — but they are logical choices to add to the McU. Moon Knight, on the other hand, is a super weird character and what his place might be in the greater McU isn’t clear at all. But this sort of oddball choice has worked out pretty well in the past for Marvel. Just look at Ant-Man, who was a similarly strange choice of headliner when his movie was announced years ago.

Moon Knight is a fascinating character,
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Frankie Rodriguez Thanks ‘High School Musical: The Series’ Showrunner for Adding Diversity to Show

Frankie Rodriguez Thanks ‘High School Musical: The Series’ Showrunner for Adding Diversity to Show
Frankie Rodriguez, who plays Carlos, an openly gay theater student, on upcoming Disney Plus series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” thanked executive producer and showrunner Tim Federle while discussing the theme of diversity and inclusion in the spin-off at the D23 Expo on Friday.

“I think it’s very important. Growing up as a little Mexican gay kid, there’s not really much to look to so I remember after we wrapped just thanking our showrunner Tim [Federle] for creating a character like Carlos,” the actor told Variety. “He’s not a gimmick. He’s not the butt of a joke.
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Spider-Man Disney Junior Series ‘Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends’ Set for 2021 (Exclusive)

Spider-Man’s McU future may be in doubt, but the Wall Crawler’s sticking around in Disney Junior’s new animated series “Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends,” set to debut in 2021.

The series, from Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, will be Marvel’s first feature-length series on Disney Junior. It will follow Peter Parker and his friends Miles Morales, Gwen (Ghost-Spider), Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel, as they work together to defeat evil forces. It will be geared towards preschoolers and their families.

“Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they’ll be delighted to have Peter Parker
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Disney Unveils ‘Noelle’ Trailer Starring Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader

Among the many announcements at the D23 Expo, Disney debuted the first look at holiday feature “Noelle,” which is set to premiere exclusively on Disney Plus this fall.

“It isn’t Christmas without Santa’s Sister,” Walt Disney Studios said of the film on Twitter. Starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, the Christmas flick tells the story of Santa Claus’ daughter (Kendrick) who finds herself having to take over the family business after her Dad retires and her brother (Hader) is reluctant to take over. Shirley MacLaine and Billy Eichner also star in the pic. “My name is Noelle Kringle,” Kendrick says in the trailer, which opens with the “Pitch Perfect” star singing for her reindeer. “Christmas runs in my family.”

It isn’t Christmas without Santa’s sister. Watch the new trailer for Noelle, streaming November 12 only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/Wd88XWq7MD

— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios
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