Disney’s Obi-Wan TV Show Is on Hold?

Via io9.gizmodo.com:

Obi-Wan Kenobi first fell on the Death Star. He may have just fallen again in a corporate boardroom.  In perhaps the most disappointing behind the scenes story to come out of Lucasfilm in recent memory, Collider reports the company has put the current version of the highly anticipated Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi show on hold. It’s not dead—but according to the report, people working on the show at Pinewood Studios in England have been sent home with no word on when they’ll be back. The delay is “indefinite,” at the moment.

A source close to the situation told io9 that the show is still in development for Disney+, which neither totally confirms nor denies Collider’s report. Other sources confirmed to io9 that Collider’s version of the story is accurate.

The reason for the potential delay is that the show’s scripts simply aren’t ready. And, instead of moving ahead with something that’s not as good as it could be, the company decided to go back to the drawing board.

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STAR WARS: RISE OF THE RESISTANCE NOW OPEN AT DISNEYLAND!

Via StarWars.com:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, one of Disney Parks’ most ambitious attractions ever, is now open at Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort. In Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, you’re recruited by Rey for a secret mission…only to be captured by the First Order and taken aboard a Star Destroyer. It’s a thrilling Star Wars experience, filled with groundbreaking technology and surprises that immerse fans in a galaxy far, far away like never before.

For more on the innovative attraction, check out StarWars.com’s in-depth coverage:

Maz Kanata Was NOT CGI in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!

Via Nerdist.com:

If you’ve seen The Rise of Skywalker, you might have noticed something slightly different about the character of Maz Kanata. The diminutive alien was a performance capture CGI creation originally; actress Lupita Nyong’o portrayed her for her introduction in Episode VII. But for this newest film, she’s actually an animatronic instead!

Click below for the full scoop at Nerdist.com

Maz Kanata in The Rise of Skywalker, now an animatronic creation and not CGI.

Hasbro Now Owns Entertainment One Ltd (Includes Death Row Records)

Via Hasbro:

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 30, 2019– Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne), adding beloved global brands and expanding storytelling through immersive entertainment experiences.

“We are excited about what we can do together and see tremendous opportunity for shareholder value creation through this acquisition,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro chairman and chief executive officer. “Our businesses are highly complementary with substantial synergies and a great cultural fit. The addition of eOne accelerates our blueprint strategy by expanding our brand portfolio with eOne’s beloved global preschool brands, adding proven TV and film expertise, and creating additional opportunities for long-term profitable growth. We are pleased to welcome the incredibly talented eOne team to our Company.”

Darren Throop, president and chief executive officer of eOne, will report to Goldner. In addition, eOne’s Olivier Dumont, president, family & brands, Steve Bertram, president, film & television, and Chris Taylor, global president, music, will also be joining Hasbro, reporting to Throop.

The all-cash transaction is valued at approximately £2.9 billion, based on the consideration of £5.60 per common share of eOne. Converted at a rate of 1.31 USD/GBP on December 30, 2019, the total cash consideration was approximately US$3.8 billion. Hasbro also expects to redeem eOne’s outstanding senior secured notes and to pay off the debt outstanding under eOne’s revolving credit facility, which together represent approximately £0.6 billion of eOne’s indebtedness.

Coming Soon: Pop! Star Wars™—The Mandalorian!

Via the Funko Blog:

Pop! Star Wars™—The Mandalorian
Celebrate the most stellar fandom of them all with Pop! Greef Karga™, a Pop! Heavy Infantry Mandalorian™, Pop! Q9-Zero™, Pop! Incinerator Stormtrooper™, Pop! Offworld Jawa™, Pop! Covert Mandalorian™, Pop! The Mandalorian™, Pop! The Armorer™, Pop! The Client™, and Pop! Deluxe the Mandalorian on Blurrg™.

 

A two-pack Pop! Mandalorian and IG-11™ is a Barnes and Noble exclusive.

 

A Pop! Death Watch Mandalorian is available exclusively at GameStop.

 

A Mandalorian with flame Pop! is available exclusively at Target.

 

A Trandoshan Thug™ is available exclusively at Walgreens.

 

A Mandalrian wearing Beskar™ armor is available exclusively at Amazon.