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Excuse us for perpetrating this proverb as the hills of Los Angeles are currently glowing in the distance, but where there’s smoke there is often fire. The reports earlier this week of renewed conversations between the Walt Disney Company and 21s…

Rian Johnson is sitting in an elegant sitting room at the recently opened Intercontinental Hotel at Wilshire Grand Center, the latest and tallest edition to Los Angeles’ burgeoning skyline. We’re here to talk about “Star Wars: The Las…

When Disney Chief Bob Iger gets on a quarterly business call with his shareholders, the CEO tends to drop some juicy info to keep them excited in their investments. Today he dropped at least two bombs and the call is ongoing. The first, as you’ve likel…

Finally. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as on board with the new “Star Wars” movies as anybody else (except maybe “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story“) but I’ve been dying for Lucasfilm to take audiences (and me) into a who…

Lucasfilm‘s HR department has been pretty busy this summer. Between Phil Lord and Chris Miller exiting the Han Solo spinoff earlier this year over creative differences, while the movie was in the production no less, and Colin Trevorrow removing himself from “Star Wars: Episode IX” for reportedly similar reasons, the keepers of the franchise haven’t come off looking so good. In fairness, there’s no doubt that Kathleen Kennedy’s primary job is to protect the value of the brand at all costs, but it does make you wonder why you’d hire young filmmakers with bold new cinematic voices if the first place, only to mute that talent. Continue reading John Landis Calls Out Lucasfilm For Firing ‘Star Wars’ Filmmakers at The Playlist.