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Carrie Fisher, Beloved ‘Star Wars’ Icon, Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The late Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, was honored on May the 4th, 2023, with the 2,754th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter, was on hand for the event on Thursday morning near the El Capitan Theatre on the corner of Hollywood and Carrie Fisher, Beloved ‘Star Wars’ Icon, Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame



Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios, Oh My!

One of Saturday’s big panels at the 2022 D23 Expo was the Studio Showcase featuring upcoming titles, including sneak peeks, from Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios. Without further ado, let’s dive into it. Lucasfilm: Andor, Willow, Ahsoka, Mandalorian Season 3, & More All for the Rebellion. Watch the brand-new trailer for Andor, an Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios, Oh My!



Employees at The Walt Disney Studios Being Affected by Furlough

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that some employees at The Walt Disney Studios are also being impacted by the furlough that was announced last week. While Disney didn’t comment, the marketing and distribution departments seem to have the largest numbers of employees affected. While Disney recently shuffled its film release calendar, Soul still remains on Employees at The Walt Disney Studios Being Affected by Furlough



Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Put On Hold Awaiting New Scripts

According to several sources, the much-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series being created for Disney+, featuring Ewan McGregor returning to the role, has been put on hold. The limited series, which is set eight years following Revenge of the Sith, is not being cancelled but is being reconfigured and reduced from 6 episodes to just 4. Deborah Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Put On Hold Awaiting New Scripts



Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Continues to Top the Box Office

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth and final chapter of the saga, continues to dominate the box office, bringing in over $72 million this weekend and a total of $136 million for the five-day Christmas holiday period. The successful weekend brings the film’s total to $361 million domestically and $725 million worldwide, making Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Continues to Top the Box Office



‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Leads Box Office with $176M Opening Weekend

Although Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came in prominently behind the last two films in the trilogy, the newest film blew away the competition with its weekend launch of $175.5 million at the North American box office and $373.5 million globally. The film scored the third-biggest December debut of all time domestically behind J.J. ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Leads Box Office with $176M Opening Weekend



Disney Issues Warnings of Seizure Concerns for Upcoming ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’

The Walt Disney Studios and the Epilepsy Foundation are working together to advise photosensitive viewers to use caution when watching Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The film contains several sequences with imagery and sustained flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation stated that they appreciate Disney reaching out to them and proactively Disney Issues Warnings of Seizure Concerns for Upcoming ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’



Disney CEO Bob Iger Chosen for Television Academy Hall of Fame

It was announced today that Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, has been invited to be a part of the 25th class inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. Iger’s fellow honorees include actress Cicely Tyson (Roots and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman) Geraldine Laybourne (Nickelodeon team leader and co-founder of Disney CEO Bob Iger Chosen for Television Academy Hall of Fame