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‘Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer Draws Record 83.5M Views in First 24 Hours (Exclusive)

The trailer for the third season of Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian drew a record 83.5 million views in its first 24 hours after premiering Jan. 16 during the NFL wild card playoff game. That’s easily the top showing for a Star Wars Disney+ series, according to Disney. The trailer debuted online after it appeared on the […]

‘The Mandalorian’ Reveals Season 3 Trailer, New Directors

Lucasfilm unveiled the The Mandalorian season three trailer — as well as introduced a few previously unknown directors for the upcoming episodes — during Monday night’s NFL playoff game. Directors on this season of The Mandalorian include returning helmer Rick Famuyiwa, Black Panther cinematographer Rachel Morrison, Minari filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung, Mandalorian actor Carl Weathers, […]

“We Don’t All Fit Neatly Inside a Box”: How Latin Execs Across Studios Are Fighting for More Representation

Once a month, Tanya Saracho’s Ojalá Production’s headquarters in Los Angeles transforms into a safe circle of trust for the Latina Squad — where more than 80 Latin American executives gather to recommend projects and up-and-comers to their Hollywood peers whose companies may be a better fit. The uber-connected Latina Squad may seem like a […]

Disney+ Celebrates ‘The Mandalorian’ Anniversary With New Grogu Animated Short

Disney+ is celebrating its third birthday by giving a present to fans of The Mandalorian. The streaming service announced Friday that it will celebrate its own third anniversary and that of the Emmy-winning Star Wars series with the release of a new original short focused on Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, the show’s breakout character. Zen […]

‘The Mandalorian’ Brings First Season 3 Trailer to D23

The Mandalorian made a splash at D23 Saturday, with star Pedro Pascal and the rest of his cast getting big cheers for the first season three trailer. The season bows in February 2023. Giancarlo Esposito, who plays the villain Moff Gideon, commanded the audience with a rousing, take-no-breath monologue about the greatness of Star Wars, […]

‘Gremlins’ Director Joe Dante Says Baby Yoda Was “Completely Stolen” From His Films’ Gizmo

Gremlins director Joe Dante is not mincing words when it comes to what he sees as similarities between his franchise’s cuddly Gizmo and the Baby Yoda character at the heart of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Dante told the San Francisco Chronicle during a recent interview that he attributes fans’ continued fondness for his 1984 […]

‘The Mandalorian’: Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni Tease Season 3 at Star Wars Celebration

Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni appeared at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday to give cheering fans their first look at the third season of The Mandalorian. The duo was joined by the cast of the popular Disney+ series, including stars Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers and Temuera Morrison, among others, to pull back the […]

Bryce Dallas Howard Directing ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Episode (Exclusive)

Bryce Dallas Howard is back in the Star Wars fold. The actress-director, who stars in this June’s Jurassic World Dominion, is directing an episode of season three of The Mandalorian, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. This episode marks her fourth outing for a Star Wars series and cements her connection to the bounty hunting world. […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: Inside the Rip-Roaring Fan Screening at Star Wars Celebration

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  The first day of Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center concluded Thursday evening with thunderous applause and excitement as fans gathered for the world premiere of the Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Announced earlier that day at the Lucasfilm Studio Showcase, […]

‘Spider-Man’ Director Jon Watts to Helm Coming-of-Age ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ Series

Jon Watts is traveling to a galaxy far, far away. The Spider-Man trilogy director has created and will helm a new Star Wars series for Disney+, Vanity Fair reported in a Tuesday cover story about the sci-fi franchise’s upcoming offerings on the small screen. Still mostly under wraps, Watts’ series — “code name: Grammar Rodeo, […]

Baby Yoda Makes Segment-Stealing Return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ on “Weekend Update”

Hilariously returned to Saturday Night Live, Baby Yoda has. Kyle Mooney stole the “Weekend Update” show when he made another appearance as Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, to hype the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi and the third season of The Mandalorian. In an update about his life, Mooney’s Grogu explained he had recently gone on […]

Rio Hackford, ‘Treme,’ ‘Swingers’ Actor and New Orleans Club Owner, Dies at 51

Rio Hackford, the older son of Oscar-winning filmmaker Taylor Hackford and a prominent club owner who acted in Treme, Swingers, Jonah Hex and American Crime Story, has died. He was 51. Hackford died Thursday in Sunset Beach, California, his brother, Alex Hackford, told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death was uveal melanoma. He was the son […]