Obi-Wan Series On Hold – Nooooo!

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“Pre-production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi-focused TV series in the works at Disney Plus has been put on hold as the streamer and Lucasfilm look to overhaul early scripts and find new writers, sources tell Variety.

Hossein Amini had been attached to write. The news follows recent talk that the entire series was being scrapped altogether.

Ewan McGregor confirmed last August that he would be reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the series, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had said then that “we have all the scripts written” and that shooting was slated to begin in 2020. McGregor played the Jedi in three “Star War” prequels; after years of speculation that he might reprise the role for a standalone film, the less-than-stellar response to standalone spinoff film “Solo” reportedly dampened those efforts.

Deborah Chow, the director who helmed part of Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian” series on Disney Plus, had been tapped to direct the Obi-Wan series. Chow and McGregor are still attached to the project.

Disney did not respond to requests for comment.”

Variety has the full scoop.

Weekend Box Office Chart for January 17th to January 19th

Bad Boys for Life delivered the second largest MLK four-day performance ever

  1. Bad Boys for Life $62.1 Total: $62.1
  2. 1917 $22.0 Total: $76.6
  3. Dolittle $21.9 Total: $21.9
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level $9.6 Total: $270.5
  5. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker $8.3 Total: $491.9
  6. Little Women $6.3 Total: $84.8
  7. Just Mercy $5.7 Total: $19.3
  8. Knives Out $4.3 Total: $146.0
  9. Like a Boss $4.0 Total: $17.1
  10. Frozen II $3.9 Total: $465.0

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Weekend Box Office Chart for January 10th to January 12th

I really liked 1917. I can see why it did so well, even with winning two Golden Globes I still wasn’t sure what to expect. Totally worth checking out if you have time.

  1. 1917 $36.5 Total: $39.2
  2. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker $15.0 Total: $478.1
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level $14.0 Total: $257.1
  4. Like a Boss $10.0 Total: $10.0
  5. Just Mercy $10.0 Total: $10.4
  6. Little Women $7.6 Total: $74.0
  7. Underwater $7.0 Total: $7.0
  8. Frozen II $5.7 Total: $459.3
  9. Knives Out $5.7 Total: $139.6
  10. Spies in Disguise $5.1 Total: $54.6

Weekend Box Office Chart for December 27th to December 29th

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Even meh reviews can’t stop Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as it tops the weekend box office for a second weekend in a row.

  1. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker $72.0 Total: $361.7
  2. Jumanji: The Next Level $35.3 Total: $175.4
  3. Little Women $16.5 Total: $29.0
  4. Frozen II $16.5 Total: $421.2
  5. Spies in Disguise $13.2 Total: $22.0
  6. Knives Out $9.7 Total: $110.2
  7. Uncut Gems $9.5 Total: $20.0
  8. Cats $4.8 Total: $17.8
  9. Bombshell $4.7 Total: $15.6
  10. Richard Jewell $3.0 Total: $16.0

Weekend Box Office Chart for December 20th to December 22nd

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  1. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker $175.5 Total: $175.5
  2. Jumanji: The Next Level $26.1 Total: $101.9
  3. Frozen II $12.3 Total: $386.5
  4. Cats $6.5 Total: $6.5
  5. Knives Out $6.1 Total: $89.5
  6. Bombshell $5.0 Total: $5.4
  7. Richard Jewell $2.5 Total: $9.5
  8. Queen & Slim $1.8 Total: $36.5
  9. Black Christmas $1.8 Total: $7.2
  10. Ford v Ferrari $1.8 Total: $101.9

Weekend Box Office Chart for December 13th to December 15th

Jumanji

Enjoy the top spot Jumanji: The Next Level till you get crushed by Star Wars next week. Good or bad it’s going to put up record numbers.

  1. Jumanji: The Next Level $60.1/$60.1
  2. Frozen II $19.1/$366.5
  3. Knives Out $9.2/$78.9
  4. Richard Jewell $5.0/$5.0
  5. Black Christmas $4.4/$4.4
  6. Ford v Ferrari $4.1/$98.2
  7. Queen & Slim $3.6/$33.1
  8. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood $3.3/$49.3
  9. Dark Waters $2.0/$8.8
  10. 21 Bridges $1.1/$26.3

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