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SAG-AFTRA: Deepfakes “Pose a Potential Threat to Performers’ Livelihoods”

As the capabilities of AI-generated content, including what is commonly referred to as deepfakes, continue to evolve, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish the real from the synthetic. This can offer creative opportunities for actors and filmmakers — allowing Mark Hamill to regain his youthful appearance as Luke Skywalker on The Book of Boba Fett, […]

‘Black Panther 2’ DP, ‘Boba Fett’ and ‘Stranger Things’ Teams Among Creative Arts Emmy Nominees

The cinematographer of Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and a team of Skywalker Sound’s Star Wars franchise vets are among Tuesday’s Creative Arts Emmy nominees. Supervising sound editors Matthew Wood (a five-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner) and David Acord (a two-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner) each earned a pair of Emmy noms for […]

‘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 […]

‘Barry’: Stephen Root on Fuches’ Return: “I Don’t Think He’s Planned S—”

[This story contains spoilers for the May 15 episode of HBO’s Barry, “all the sauces.”] When, three years ago this week, we left Stephen Root’s Monroe Fuches at the end of season two of HBO’s Vantablack comedy Barry, he’d recently delivered a self-reflective monologue that prevented a gang war between the Bolivians, the Burmese and […]

‘Star Wars’ Maestro Anthony Parnther on His Carnegie Hall Debut With All-Black Orchestra

Anthony Parnther was on a mission. When chatting via Zoom in late March, the conductor and bassoonist was calling in from a hotel room in Kansas City. “I actually came up here to buy a very specific contrabassoon, which is sitting right over there,” he said, pointing to the cumbersome woodwind behind him. “I grabbed […]

‘The Book of Boba Fett’: Lego Unveils Throne Room, Mandalorian’s Starfighter Sets

The Book of Boba Fett may be over, but the fun is just beginning. Lego on Tuesday unveiled two new sets tied to the Star Wars Disney+ series, Boba Fett’s Throne Room and The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter. Both are part of a massive wave of sets the company will be releasing this year as it […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: A Critical Conversation About ‘Boba Fett’

Welcome to the 155th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

‘Book of Boba Fett’ Finale Gives Glimpse of What Season Could Have Been

[This story contains spoilers for the finale of The Book of Boba Fett] The season finale for The Book of Boba Fett packed quite a (flamethrower) punch. And it seemed to be exactly what some fans were hoping for the character since the series premiered in December. The seven-part Disney+ program revolved around the most intriguing, […]

‘Book of Boba Fett’: Jennifer Beals Talks Character Suggestions She Made and That Penultimate Episode Moment

[This story contains spoilers for episode six of The Book of Boba Fett.] The Star Wars experience for Jennifer Beals has been overwhelming — and deeply rewarding. Beals connected with the franchise in her youth when she watched A New Hope for the first time, and found that Star Wars — as it does for […]

‘Boba Fett’ Episode Packed With ‘Star Wars’ Favorites as Series Expands Scope

[This story contains spoilers for episode six of The Book of Boba Fett.] The latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett left fans in a tizzy, to say the least. Social media was ablaze with reactions to “Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger,” several of which were thanks and praises to episode […]

‘Book of Boba Fett’ Debuts, ‘Cobra Kai’ Rises to No. 1 on Streaming Chart

The Book of Boba Fett debuted in the top 10 of Nielsen’s streaming rankings, but it came up well short of the No. 1 spot — which was claimed by Cobra Kai as the calendar switched to 2022. The Star Wars series opened with 389 million minutes of viewing time on Disney+ in the week […]

‘Book of Boba Fett’ Fans Equal Parts Elated and Baffled by Latest Episode

[This story contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett episode five.] The latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett by all (social media) measures was a massive hit. In fact, a lion’s share of those posting about the episode commented that it was the most enjoyable of the season thus far. And that […]