With Star Wars Celebration officially over, it’s now becoming even clearer that the franchise is putting all of its eggs into the streaming basket. There was barely a peep about the movies. However, Total Film was able to get ahold of Kathleen Kennedy during the event where she continued to push the narrative that Taika Waititi will direct the next theatrical release. However, go ahead and bask in the amazing amount of confidence in this exchange:
Is that aiming for 2023?
Yeah. Well, not 2023, but late 2023.
The December 2023 release date?
We haven’t locked anything in.
I would not hold your breath for that movie. (Total Film)
Good on Meghan Markle. (Lainey Gossip)
Alexis Bledel has “stepped away” from The Handmaid’s Tale. (Dlisted)
Piers Morgan may have gotten fired from his new show already. (Celebitchy)
From Seth: Respect the rock.
@grizmit #duet with @Rob Couture #riffbattle #crossroads #mop #metallicats ♬ original sound - GRiZ 🎸
Kayleigh made her debut on The Daily Beast talking about Olivia Wilde, the hate she receives from Harry Styles fans, and the weird conspiratorial perils of being in a celebrity relationship. (Daily Beast)
From James: Ted Cruz got ripped a new one at a restaurant Friday night. It should happen every night. (Twitter)
Where is the Manny Jacinto we were promised in Top Gun: Maverick? Roxana investigates. (Vulture)
From Dustin: I’m not only embarrassed that I watched a 17-minute video in which James Corden made a DYI music video in someone’s apartment with Harry Styles, I’m doubly so because I enjoyed it. (YouTube)
From Petr: And this absolutely melted my brain.
I don’t know what Ted Sarandos is smoking, but I would totally say that Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais’s comedy specials aren’t “smart” or “thoughtful.” (AV Club)
Joe Rogan thinks we shouldn’t have gun control because it’s not fair to people who appreciate guns for their “engineering.” Please never try to argue with me that this idiot isn’t a right-wing reactionary at this point. (Uproxx)
And for a nice palate cleanser, here’s a delightful interview with Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson who clearly has mountainss of respect for teachers. (The Wrap)
Cannonball Read is honoring Banned Books Week this year by reading books that are being banned and challenged in their September Cannon Book Club. Unfortunately, there are too many books to choose from. Please take the survey and give them a hand in narrowing down the selection. Which banned books have you read lately? (Cannonball Read 14)
They filmed this season so long ago that Millie Bobby Brown is now a senator from Arizona pic.twitter.com/5pshCq9HbJ— Sean (@SeanStanglandDH) May 27, 2022
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