The future of Star War's final chapter in an epic nine-movie saga is in doubt.
New "Star Wars" footage, sequels to "Frozen" and "Black Panther," and an animated epic fantasy about dragons were among a raft of movies presented to screaming fans at Disney's D23 convention.
McGregor surprised the crowd at Walt Disney Co's D23 Expo fan convention, walking on stage to loud cheers and applause. The Scottish actor said he was relieved that he could finally reveal he would return to the role.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy dissolved the Verkhovna Rada during his swearing-in ceremony in May, triggering snap polls.
How much of the public embraces Galaxy's Edge is important to Disney. The theme parks division is the company's largest by revenue.
Disney acquired the "Avatar" franchise and several other films through its recent purchase of film and TV assets from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.
The 2.24 m (7 feet, 4 inches) Mayhew played the beloved and furry Chewbacca, sidekick to Han Solo and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
A world-first trailer released at the convention – and dropped on the internet – reintroduced the "next generation" characters from the final three films alongside old favourites from as far back as the 1977 original, "Star Wars IV: A New Hope."
Opening Dates announced for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The highly anticipated Star Wars expansion opens at Disneyland on May 31, 2019, and Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019.
The live action series will be a prequel to the 2016 movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and will star Diego Luna, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said Iger said. The series will start production in 2019.
Kathleen Kennedy, in charge of the latest "Star Wars" movies at Disney, is the first woman to receive the Thalberg, which was last handed out by the Academy in 2009 to Francis Ford Coppola.
Carrie Fisher, Star Wars' princess Leia, will be featured in the next movie, "Star Wars: Episode IX" using footage she recorded before her death, Walt Disney Co. studio said.
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