Disney Announces New ‘Star Wars’ Films and Delays ‘Avatar 2’ Release

“Avatar” fans will have to wait another year. Walt Disney Co., which acquired the franchise when it bought 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets this year, will delay “Avatar 2” to December 2021 from 2020. Additional sequels also were pushed back, meaning a proposed “Avatar 5” won’t debut until 2027. The move cuts what could […]

Data Sheet—Apple, Disney and Amazon’s Streaming Battle: Who Has the Best Sci-Fi Shows?

Get your popcorn ready. If this is the golden age of television, it’s the platinum, supersonic, nirvana age of science fiction and fantasy TV shows. Last year’s Emmys included nominations (and few winners) from HBO’s Westworld, Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale, and BBC’s Orphan Black. There’s also Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, CBS’s revived Star […]

Star Wars Fans Snatch Up Reservations for Galaxy’s Edge Within Two Hours

Reservations for Disneyland’s new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge disappeared in less than two hours, demonstrating strong demand for the attraction opening May 31. Walt Disney Co. began taking reservations at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, and they were gone by about 11:45 a.m. Worried about crowd control, the entertainment giant is requiring customers to book […]

After Sen. Mike Lee Uses ‘Star Wars’ to Mock Green New Deal, Mark Hamill Strikes Back

The New Green Deal has a new hope: Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. On Tuesday, the beloved performer–who portrayed Luke Skywalker in several Star Wars films, most recently 2017’s The Last Jedi–used the force of Twitter to criticize Republican senator Mike Lee of Utah. Lee recently took to the Senate floor to mock the Green […]

Disney Sets Opening Dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney has set opening dates for its highly anticipated Star Wars-themed parks. The company, at its annual shareholders meeting Thursday and on its company blog, said guests would be able to begin exploring the galaxy far, far away this summer. Guests at California’s Disneyland will be the first to experience the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge […]