Arthur Levine Special to USA TODAY Published 8:00 PM EST Dec 13, 2018 The biggest news at Disney World for 2019 – really, the biggest theme park news in years – will be the debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But wigged-out Obi-Wannabes will need to heed Yoda’s advice: Patience you must have. The land isn’t expected to open until the fall, after the prime summer season. But there are many other cool things on the way to Mickey’s Florida mega-resort in the coming year. The Mouse has been doling out details about the Star Wars lands it has been developing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland (the California Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open in the summer) in dribs and drabs, and the full picture has yet to come into full focus. At the Destination D event held for members of Disney’s D23 fan club in November at Disney World, Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney parks, experiences and consumer products, nearly broke the … [Read more...] about Disney World 2019 preview: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and much more
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Forget Avengers 4 and all the buzz around its trailer, Star Wars 9 could be on the horizon. The movie, which is set for release in 2019, is getting close to sharing its first teaser. Star Wars movies tend to give us a longer lead when it comes to trailers, and it's normally a year ahead. We've already seen leaked photos from the set of Star Wars 9 and there's a lot, and we mean a lot, of rumours flying around, but we could get our first look at it sooner than you think. Mike Zeroh, on his YouTube channel , has spoken about the leaked details and revealed more Star Wars news. The film is set to finish principal photography in February 2019. When will Star Wars 9's teaser trailer be released? According to Zeroh, a company is set to start working on a teaser, which means we could have footage sooner than expected. John Williams will compose his own track for the trailer teaser, he's set to work on that in December. "What's really exciting is a lot of trailer production agencies out … [Read more...] about Star Wars 9 trailer release date
The Star Wars saga is one of the most popular film franchises in the world and now fans can watch their favourite film with a live symphonic concert experience. Fans will be able to catch the film that started it all, Star Wars: A New Hope on a huge 60-foot screen and accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. Disney is touring its new 'Star Wars: Film Concert Series' and composer John Williams' famous score around the UK. It will visit arenas in Liverpool, Manchester, Bournemouth, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and Cardiff. London dates for the series are already sold out. Where are the closest shows? The nearest shows for Bristol based fans of the franchise are Cardiff and Birmingham. Cardiff: Friday, December 7 (7.30pm) The Motorpoint Arena is just over an hour from Bristol city centre. Tickets for the show start at £52.35 and you can buy them here. Birmingham: Sunday, December 2 (6.30pm) Tickets for the Arena Birmingham show start at £61.70 and you can buy them here. … [Read more...] about Star Wars to be screened with live orchestra
"Star Wars: Episode IX" begins filming next week, Disney said Friday, in a shock announcement revealing it will feature both Carrie Fisher in a posthumous appearance and series star Mark Hamill. The final installment of the Skywalker saga -- which began in 1977 with "Episode IV: A New Hope" -- is due for release worldwide in December next year. It picks up the saga after the protagonist, Hamill's Luke Skywalker, appeared to have been killed off in the last episode. Fisher's Princess Leia was still alive at the end of 2017's "The Last Jedi" but the actress herself died a year earlier, in December 2016. "We desperately loved Carrie Fisher," said J.J. Abrams, who is back at the helm for "Episode IX," having directed "Episode VII: The Force Awakens" in 2015. "Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character," he added in a statement. Disney said Fisher's role would be gleaned from previously unreleased … [Read more...] about Carrie Fisher makes posthumous return to ‘Star Wars’
PUBLISHED: 12:27 24 July 2018 Steve Russell Jeff Wayne's studio album hasn't aged - and the touring shows are still popular Archant Forty years on and it’s still fresh and fabulous, reckon three fans Richard Burton. His narration made a stunning impact in Jeff Waynes Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. Picture: PASometime in the summer of 1978, I returned laggardly to my bedroom after tea – a 15-year-old not at all enthused by the prospect of homework. I opened my maths book and flicked on the radio. What I heard blew my socks off. And sines and tangents were forgotten for the night.Eighty years earlier, HG Wells’s 1898 sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds must have proved a publication beyond scary for Victorians reading about Martians landing on Earth in cylinders and making three-legged machines in which they could march across the country and fight to seize the planet. Many humans perished under their death-rays. In 1938, a clever … [Read more...] about Were you thrilled by Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds?