A clan storyteller unfolds the tale of Seonag and the wolves, and the wolves and the waves.
During Disney’s film presentation today at D23, Lucasfilm brought the entire cast of the forthcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on stage to talk about the film, and unveiled a behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the film for audiences in the room.
Today at D23, Disney unveiled its first trailer for the first live-action Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian. The series will follow a lone, Mandalorian gunslinger in the years after Return of The Jedi, and will debut on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, on November 12th.
We finally known when we’ll get to see the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. During its presentation at D23 this evening, Lucasfilm announced that the final season would begin streaming on Disney+ in February 2020.
We looked for him on Netflix, but he’s coming to Disney+ instead. Amongst the trio of new live-action shows announced for the streaming platform at D23 was a stalwart of the “Marvel Knights” style of heroes: Moon Knight!
Peggy Carter is your Captain now.
The Disney+ showcase on Friday at D23 Expo was full of series announcements for the new streaming platform, and the second half of the presentation was dominated by updates to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 television shows. Highlights of those updates are below.
Even though it’s still one year away, Disney and ABC revealed a trailer for the next and final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at D23 Expo!
At San Diego Comic-Con last month, Marvel Studios unveiled an ambitious slate of projects for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including live-action Disney+ shows The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye. Now, they’ll be joined by another hero on Disney’s streaming platform: Ms. Marvel.
Paul Park’s A City Made of Words is the latest volume in PM Press’s Outspoken Authors line of short science fiction collections. We’re now twenty-three volumes into the series, each of which combines an interview with the author, a bibliography of varying completeness, and some combination of new and reprinted writing—and until I read this new book, I thought I knew how they worked. There were, on the one hand, the collections that might serve as introductions, books like Elizabeth Hand’s Fire or John Crowley’s Totalitopia, concise proofs of the author’s value. On the other hand I counted such books as Samuel Delany’s The Atheist in the Attic and Michael Moorcock’s Modem Times 2.0 as essential reading for the committed that would challenge, mystify, or scare off neophytes.
With A City Made of Words, Park eludes my categories. I can’t decide whether this book is a perfect entry to the author’s work, or written for committed Park readers only. I suspect that the author intends this. Let me explain.
A creation of the Eisner/Iger Studio that produced tons of comic books in the 1930s, Sheena debuted in Wags magazine in 1937, and soon thereafter appeared regularly in both Jumbo Comics and her own title. Inspired by the works of W.H. Hudson (whose Rima, the “jungle girl” heroine of his 1904 novel Green Mansions, was an obvious inspiration for Sheena), Edgar Rice Burroughs, Rudyard Kipling, and H. Rider Haggard, Sheena would inspire many jungle queen-type characters.
Twice, Sheena has been adapted into television, in the 1950s starring Irish McCalla and in the 2000s starring Gena Lee Nolin, and between those, there was a movie in 1984.
Disney will not produce an adaptation of Serena Valentino’s Book of Enchantment book series for its streaming platform, Disney+, reports Variety. The news comes ahead of Disney’s D23 convention, which kicked off today in Anaheim, California.
Word broke earlier this year that the company was developing the series with producer Michael Seitzman (Code Black, Intelligence, and Quantico), designed as an “epic universe that weaves classic Disney tales told in a brand new way.”
I’ve been reading fantasy novels since I was tiny. My dad read me The Hobbit when I was 5 and that was it. I devoured everything from the Belgariad to Narnia, and grew into the Stormlight Archive and Star Wars novels. When I was hired at Old Firehouse Books, I was thrilled to find out that this general bookstore has a significant lean. We sell a little bit of everything, it’s true—fiction and non-fiction, kids and adult, new and used—but it’s well-known that about half the staff skews toward science-fiction and fantasy, if given the choice. We’re housed in the original fire station of Fort Collins, CO (the old fire pole is next door in the teashop we’re attached to), but the fact that our building is the inspiration for the fire station on Disney World’s Main Street, USA, must have bled some magic into the hearts of everyone who works here. There are more than a few of us who’d love to wander not to the past but to the far-off fictional future.
There’s just something immensely satisfying about escaping into not just a different story, but a whole different world (or a whole different solar system. Or galaxy. Or dimension).