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THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER Has a Director

Deadline:

Kari Skogland has been set to direct the six-part Disney+ miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, with Avengers: Endgame‘s Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan starring. Sources said Captain America: Civil War‘s Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are also in talks to join. The miniseries will air in August 2020.

Not familiar with her work, but I’m glad to see another prominent female director in the Marvel Studios mix.

Vanity Fair Goes Behind the Scenes for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Vanity Fair:

After four decades, Star Wars is drawing to its epic conclusion. Lev Grossman goes behind the scenes with director J.J. Abrams and the cast for the inside scoop on The Rise of Skywalker. With exclusive photographs by Annie Leibovitz.

Continuing the series seen (to my recollection) since The Phantom Menace, Lev Grossman goes behind the scenes of the final Skywalker Saga film, with beautiful photographs to peruse.

Added to my Instapaper for later reading today.

Sony Has Taken Making Video Game Movies Work Into Their Own Hands

The Hollywood Reporter:

Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched PlayStation Productions, a production studio that will mine the company’s extensive catalog of video game titles for film and television. The new enterprise, headed by Asad Qizilbash and overseen by chairman of Worldwide Studios at SIE, Shawn Layden, is already in production on its first slate of projects and has set up shop on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City.

Works for me! Better this than all the start/stop we’ve seen with the Uncharted movie, which really should’ve been a layup of a movie to make.

If I may, let’s go ahead and make the new God of War game a movie.

Unsurprisingly, The Disney Parks App Will Be a Key Part of STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE Too

Disney Parks Blog:

When visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, travelers will be able to interact with the land in a way unlike anything they’ve seen before in a Disney park, and will be able to play on their Star Wars: Datapad for a landwide interactive experience through the Play Disney Parks mobile app. Through the app, visitors will be able to turn their mobile device into their own Datapad and within it will find several tools at their disposal to use while exploring the planet Batuu, and may even uncover some surprises!

Can’t say this is shocking. It’s pretty cool, if I’m honest!