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    I'm seeing this movie 10 hours from now.

    Now, because some things has happened here at work my mind has been really preoccupied for the last couple of days. Which, to a certain extent, helped divert my mind away from the excitement of waiting for the opening of this movie. And that is a good thing because I wanna see this movie as unbiased as possible. So I don't wanna walk in there over-hyped. And now it's here and I'm excited. We'll see how it goes.

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    Turner Nabs 10 ‘Star Wars’ Movies In Mega Deal With Walt Disney Studios
    Quote Originally Posted by Nellie Andreeva
    In what is believed to be the biggest movie package sold to ad-supported TV networks, Turner has closed a domestic licensing deal with The Walt Disney Studios for the linear basic cable and companion ad-supported on-demand rights to 10 Star Wars movies — last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this year’s standalone Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the next three yet-to-be-released movies in the franchise as well as five of the six previous Star Wars films. Additionally, Turner has secured the only Star Wars movie whose rights are not controlled by Lucasfilm/Disney, the original Star Wars: A New Hope, via a separate arrangement with 20th Century Fox, becoming the only basic cable company holding rights to all 11 titles in the collection.


    Turner and Walt Disney Studios are not commenting but sources estimate that the 10-title package is in the neighborhood of $200 million. Its sale comes after a highly atypical, year-long on-and-off process. Disney first sent out feelers that it was going to shop The Force Awakens (and other Star Wars movies) a year ago, ahead of the movie’s December premiere. That ultimately didn’t happen, and the movie was officially taken out at NATPE in January. But even after that, the Star Wars package was on the market, then off, then on again, with the selling paused a number of times. Still, the buyers came out in full force. There virtually was no basic cable network that did not bid for the movies but Turner was the most aggressive from the get-go, blowing the others out of the outer.


    Using Star Wars as leverage, I hear the Disney package also includes other — mostly underperforming movies, something that is common practice when highly sought after titles are in play. I hear that includes recent releases Alice Through the Looking Glass and Pete’s Dragon. Another aspect of the deal is that it only includes ad-supported on-demand rights, not commercial-free SVOD rights which are part of Disney’s deals with Starz (for The Force Awakens) and Starz’s successor Netfix for the next Star Wars films. It remains to be seen if viewers, who are used to streaming movies with no ads, will embrace watching Star Wars with commercials on demand.


    Turner will kick off the Star Wars run with a six-night marathon on TNT featuring the first six movies which starts September 20. The films will also air in December, in conjunction with Disney’s theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will make its TNT debut in early 2018, followed in 2019 by this year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


    “The Star Wars movies and characters are beloved across generations, captivating audiences and breaking box office records around the globe for nearly four decades,” said Deborah K. Bradley, EVP of networks optimization, content strategy and commercialization for Turner. “Through this deal, TNT and TBS will be the exclusive basic cable home of one of the most iconic, enduring and valuable movie franchises of all time, giving viewers the chance to watch this amazing collection from the very beginning.”


    This is the second big package of Disney-released movies for TNT, which in 2014 closed a deal with Disney-owned Marvel Entertainment for five movies, including Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and Marvel’s Captain America 3.


    Here is the schedule for the six-night Star Wars launch event on TNT:


    Tuesday, Sept. 20
    8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    11 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace


    Wednesday, Sept. 21
    8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
    11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones


    Thursday, Sept. 22
    8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
    11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith


    Friday, Sept. 23
    8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
    10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope


    Saturday, Sept. 24
    10:45 a.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    1:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
    4:55 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
    8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back


    Sunday, Sept. 25
    5:15 a.m. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    8:15 a.m. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
    11:20 a.m. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
    2:25 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
    5:10 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    11 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    2 a.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace


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    Disney Already Plotting ‘Star Wars’ For “2021 and Beyond
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Sciretta
    As for the future of the Star Wars franchise, Iger revealed that he met with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy yesterday and “mapped out” the ‘Star Wars’ plans that we have ’til 2020.”
    “We have movies in development for ‘Star Wars’ ’til then, and we started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond. So, she’s not just making a ‘Star Wars’ movie, she’s making a ‘Star Wars’ universe, of sorts.”

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    Disney CEO Bob Iger Deems 'Star Wars: Rogue One' "an Experiment, of Sorts"
    He also said the film studio recently heard a pitch from the director of a ninth 'Star Wars' film due in 2019.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Bond
    "We don't need money," he said. "We're in the business of taking big risks ... outside money is of absolutely no interest to us."


    Regarding the latter, he said the film studio recently heard a pitch from the director of a ninth Star Wars film due in 2019 and a writer is developing another for 2020.


    Iger called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story "an experiment, of sorts," given it is a stand-alone film and not part of the Luke Skywalker saga. "This is a moment in time, and we've loved what we've seen," he said. Rogue One, set to open Dec. 16, went through extensive reshoots over the summer and recently replaced its musical composer.


    The global box-office average of each of the 29 films Disney made since its acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm is "a hair under $800 million," said Iger. "We figured out how to improve the odds of making good films."

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    Quote Originally Posted by frolunda71 View Post
    The Force went dark yesterday when Carrie Fisher at the age of 60 left us...
    She had completed her work on Episode VIII, but she was planned to be in Episode IX as well, and now it remains to be seen what they will do with those plans.
    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/ca...-8-1201948826/
    "Only you could be so bold."

    Critic's Notebook: Carrie Fisher, Child of Hollywood and Droll Observer of Celebrity
    Her role as Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' franchise defined her to millions of fans, but it was in her ability as a writer and humorist to bring self-deprecating insight to her own bumpy life that Fisher truly ruled.

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    And now Carrie Fisher's mom passed away just a day later. She was 84...
    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/de...er-1201949432/

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    Episode 8 is officially titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi


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    Star Wars Bits:
    New Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo pays tribute to Peter Mayhew.




    Making Star Wars:
    RUMOR: THE UNALTERED ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY TO BE RE-RELEASED THIS YEAR?

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    /film:
    The Future Of Star Wars Won’t Rely On Legacy Characters, Promises ‘Rogue One’ Screenwriter Gary Whitta

    RUMOR: MR. ROBOT CREATOR MAY WRITE STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY FILM
    Although there’s still little solid evidence, rumors continue to swirl about a “Star Wars” anthology film centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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