May the Fourth be 'I do': Ohio city has 'Star Wars' weddings
When Julia and Robert Jones discovered that a judge from the Akron Municipal Court in Ohio was officiating “Star Wars”-themed weddings on May the Fourth — essentially a holiday for fans of the franchise — the couple felt the force calling them to commit to the ceremony.
8 questions we need answers to after season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’
Eight weeks long and nearly a year of anticipation leading up to its premiere, fans have a few questions on their minds following the season two finale. If not her, then who?”The question was answered by a Darth Vader, Rogue One-esque performance, staring the green lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker. Ahsoka Tano also turned down being Grogu’s mentor, sensing that the little green Jedi trainee had the same anger that fueled Anakin Skywalker’s fall from a Jedi and later rise to Darth Vader. Call him shy, but the little green hero wasn’t always on his best behavior and often could only be roped in by the Mandalorian himself. Related: What you need to know before watching Season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’
Disney unveils plans to stream a galaxy of new series, films
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming plans shifted into hyper speed Thursday, as the studio unveiled a galaxy’s worth of new streaming offerings including plans for 10 “Star Wars” series spinoffs and 10 Marvel series that will debut on Disney+. But Disney also kept its biggest films — including Marvel's “Black Widow," Pixar's “Luca,” a “Lion King” prequel — on course for theatrical release. Jenkins becomes the first woman to direct a “Star Wars” film. Among the “Star Wars” series are two spinoffs of “The Mandalorian,” set during the series' timeline: “Rangers of the New Republic” and “Ahsoka,” with Rosario Dawson. Seven Disney films topped $1 billion worldwide.
Fans, friends of David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, react to his death at 85
The actor who breathed life into the iconic role of Darth Vader, David Prowse, died Sunday at the age of 85, his management group confirmed. His management group, Bovington Management, confirmed his death Sunday with the following statement:“Prowse with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and millions of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. Below are a few reactions from his castmates and the series’ fanbase:So sad to hear David Prowse has passed. May the force be with you pic.twitter.com/zb1fXMAqXz — Josh (@joshpasley) November 29, 2020Very sad to hear that David Prowse has passed. https://t.co/VYdxM37JWb — edgarwright (@edgarwright) November 29, 2020Related: Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85
Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85
The British actor, Prowse who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85 on Saturday, according to an announcement by his agent Sunday Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, FILE)LONDON – Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday. Prowse donned Darth Vader's black armor and helmet for “Star Wars” (1977), “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and “Return of the Jedi" (1983). He was a regular at “Star Wars” fan events but was banned from official conventions by Lucas in 2010 after the pair fell out.
John Boyega quits perfume ambassador role over Chinese ad
LONDON – Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created. “The film celebrated my personal story– showcasing my hometown, including my friends and featuring my family,” Boyega wrote. He played a leading role as Finn in 2015′s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but he and other nonwhite characters were removed or diminished from a Chinese poster for the movie. Boyega recently told GQ that Black characters have been “pushed to the side” in Disney’s “Star Wars” franchise. In June, the star made an emotional speech on racism when he joined Black Lives Matter protests in London.
Perfume brand says cutting Black actor from ad was misstep
NEW YORK – British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of “Star Wars” fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create. Jo Malone London said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that the ad designed for Chinese audiences was a misstep and has been removed. The recreated ad replaced Boyega with Chinese star Liu Haoran. It's not the first time Boyega has been deleted from a China-based ad. Boyega has spoken out about Hollywood racism, recently telling GQ that Black characters have been “pushed to the side” in Disney’s “Star Wars” franchise.
2Q earnings to show how virus menaced Corporate America
Thats how Wall Street is approaching the upcoming earnings season for companies. Earnings reporting season gets underway in earnest on Tuesday, when Delta Air Lines and several of the country's biggest banks are scheduled to release their results. When the quarter began in April, Wall Street was forecasting a loss as fliers nervous about the new virus increasingly stuck to the ground. Earnings reports tend to matter deeply to investors because corporate profits are the lifeblood of the stock market, with prices tending to track the path of earnings over the long term. Low expectations for this earnings season also mean CEOs have an easier hurdle to jump.
Baby Yoda cupcakes
SAN ANTONIO – Allie Olguin shares a way to make an adorable baby Yoda cupcake. This is great for any Star Wars lovers, or anyone who loves cute food! While the cupcakes are amazing, that’s not all she does! Make sure to message her on instagram to order your sweet treats. Make sure to follow her on instagram right here.
Celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Day with new ‘Mandalorian’ docuseries on Disney+
Disney is planning to drop a new eight-part docuseries called “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian,” beginning Monday. Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, an Original Series, starts streaming May the 4th, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/gRSge03Hzn — Star Wars (@starwars) April 23, 2020The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the fan-favorite series, “ The Mandalorian , ” was created. “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. Production has been shut down on all of its shows, including some upcoming Disney+ series.
Disney selling face masks with beloved characters, donating proceeds to charity
Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, Disney is getting in on the face mask game, and making masks featuring your favorite Disney characters. Disney said the company would donate all profits from the sales in the U.S. of Disney’s cloth face masks to Medshare, now through Sept. 30. That’s right, you can have Baby Yoda on your face mask while you grocery shop at Trader Joe’s. In addition to donating the proceeds of these colorful masks, Disney said it will donate 1 million cloth face masks to children and families in vulnerable communities across the United States. From Elsa, Anna, Buzz and Woody, there is a face mask for every Disney fan.
Disney+ drops trailer for upcoming documentary series, “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian”
The trailer for "Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian," dropped Thursday, and is filled with revealing bits about the hit series. Executive Producer Jon Favreau leads the eight-episode docuseries, going behind the scenes of the making of "The "Mandalorian," which premiered last November. Each episode explores a different facet of the show through interviews, never-before-seen footage, and conversations hosted by Favreau. "We had a great experience making the show and we're looking forward to sharing it with you." New episodes will stream every Friday on Disney+, beginning May 4.
Baby Yoda toy production could be derailed by coronavirus
Coronavirus disruptions haven’t hurt production of Baby Yoda toys yet, according to industry expert Jim Silver, CEO of Toys, Tots, Pets & More, a toy industry review website. Disney chose to forgo manufacturing Baby Yoda toys until after the character made its first appearance on the show. Silver expects to see Baby Yoda toy production decline by 5% to 10% because of coronavirus, but said Hasbro is "close to being able to ship what they originally projected." The “Star Wars” showcase’s centerpiece was “The Child Animatronic Edition,” a $59.99 life-like version of Baby Yoda that moves and makes baby sounds just like the infant character. “It would affect production of Baby Yoda and just about every other toy that is made overseas,” Silver said.
A Pittsburgh hospital dressed up newborns as festive Baby Yodas. And yes, the pictures are adorable
But these tiny newborn babies dressed up as Christmas-themed Baby Yodas are the cutest things we’ve ever seen. A nurse at the UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh crocheted a bunch of adorable Santa Claus hats with Baby Yoda's iconic green ears. This Christmas, the babies got to channel the internet's current obsession, Baby Yoda from the new Disney+ series "The Mandalorian." The Baby Yoda hats were made by nurse Caitlin Pechin in the mother and baby unit. "I said, 'Well you're going to get a baby soon,'" he added, "'We'll try to find you a Baby Yoda.'"
Baby Yoda gets San Antonio, Lone Star State spins online
Baby Yoda is a gift that keeps on giving. “3 spurs fans trying to figure out who is staying behind because we only have 2 tickets to the game on Star Wars night,” wrote @J_Chavez. The craze has also spread to San Antonio stomachs: The Bread Box began selling Baby Yoda cookies to much praise. Baby Yoda merch has finally landed in a galaxy near youBill Miller Bar-B-Q and Fiesta also mixed in with the theme in hilarious Instagram posts. See some of the quirky Baby Yoda and Texas mashups below:Best caption wins a pair of tickets to Star Wars night on the 19th v Brooklyn!
These baby Yoda memes are driving the internet crazy
Whether you’re a fan of “Star Wars” or not, we’re sure you have fallen prey to the baby Yoda craze that is sweeping social media. Thus, the baby Yoda craze was born, but we’re not complaining. Well, we’ve scoured the web looking for the best baby Yoda memes the internet had to offer. Every single baby Yoda meme has been me like HOWWW pic.twitter.com/z4yLusRgYv — scandal (@eskandalowithak) November 29, 201921. We know the internet is full of other baby Yoda memes, so share your favorite in the comments below.