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LA Comic-Con 2021: Spotlight on The Mandalorian featuring Ming-Na Wen and Giancarlo Esposito

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This is the way! Last Sunday was a big one for Star Wars fans as LA Comic-Con presented a spotlight on Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian”. The panel featured two of the show’s biggest stars, Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) and Moff Gideon himself, Giancarlo Esposito.

 

Moderator Stephen Kramer Glickman kicked off the panel by asking how the stars’ careers have changed since joining the Star Wars universe. “My career’s changed quite a bit,” shared Esposito, “I have always wanted to wield a darksaber, I’ve always wanted to swing a cape around. I’m like a kid in a candy store.” Ming-Na took the opportunity to thank the fans for making her fantasy become a reality and noted that Fennec will soon be returning in “The Book of Boba Fett” on Disney+.

 

It was also revealed that the two stars were recently inducted into the 501st Legion, the largest Star Wars cosplay group in the world. Named after a specific battalion of clones from the Star Wars universe, the 501st is responsible for hosting various fan and charity events all over the world. Several members have appeared onscreen in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.

 

The two were then asked if they had gotten the chance to take anything from set once they’d wrapped. Esposito shared that they would “get busted big time” for taking anything from set, though he was given a one of a kind set of Mandalorian challenge coins personally gifted to him by series creator Jon Favreau. He then told a delightful story of how he had eventually given them all away as gifts to fans. Ming-Na shared that she hadn’t yet gotten the opportunity to take anything, but that for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. she had been given her entire wardrobe upon wrapping the show. She said that she hopes that will be the case one day with “Mandalorian”, but that for now it’s all under lock and key.

 

Ming-Na was also asked if she could provide any hint as to what the future may have in store for Fennec in “The Book of Boba Fett”. Saldy, she could only tell us that the show will be streaming on Disney+ December 29th.

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The 8 Episode Series Tries To Encompass A Lot Leaving Fans In A Cliffhanger.

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The 2010 “Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie by M. Night Shyamalan faced criticism for its deviations from the beloved animated series. The film struggled with pacing, casting, and a lackluster script, disappointing fans who cherished the source material. In contrast, the 2024 Netflix series has generated positive buzz for its commitment to diverse casting, adherence to the original storyline, and improved character development. The series seems poised to capture the essence of the animated show, offering a fresh and faithful adaptation that resonates with both new and existing fans.

Even though the Netflix series comes closer to the core ideals of the animated series, I feel it lacks heart. Many scenes barely scratch the surface of the relationships between the characters and the push-and-pull relationship between Aang and Zuko. I will admit the CG versions of Momo and Appa are just so gosh darn cute.

The 8 episode series tries to encompass a lot leaving fans in a cliffhanger. It’s worth a watch and I am hanging on for the next season to be announced.

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Caesar’s Reign Comes To The Big Screen With New Trailer For Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

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Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr., p.g.a. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, p.g.a., Amanda Silver, p.g.a., Jason Reed, p.g.a. (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.

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