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Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water on GMA

On Wednesday, Disney dropped an official trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water on Good Morning America (GMA).

Director James Cameron (Aliens) has been working on the Avatar sequel for years. During this time, Disney bought Twentieth Century Fox's film and television assets. Cameron was given more time and money for his film franchise.

Read the official synopsis:

"Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure."

The sequel stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.

In the 13 years since the original Avatar was released, the 3D format has become a niche in the home market and television manufacturers have all but abandoned it in favour of 4K UHD.

The House of Mouse has bet big on Cameron's sequel for the holiday season and it's difficult to imagine how Avatar: The Way of Water will fail at the box office. Especially with the allure of immersive 3D. The true test will be the release of future sequels. At least there's always Disney+.

The original Avatar was pulled from Disney+ when the remastered movie returned to cinemas last September. Hopefully, the 4K UHD version will be on Disney+ during the holiday season.

Avatar: The Way of Water is in cinemas on 16th December.

What did you think of the Avatar: The Way of Water official trailer? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 15 August 2022

Tatiana Maslany talks She-Hulk on GMA

Marvel Studios' She-Hulk: Attorney at Law debuts on Disney+ this Thursday, which would have been my mum's 81st birthday.

Growing up, I religiously watched The Incredible Hulk television series, starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno as the titular Hulk, with my mum as I recovered from a life-changing trauma. So, it's poignant.

Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) plays the titular lawyer and recently spoke to Good Morning America (GMA) about the upcoming 9-episode Marvel Studios superhero comedy series featuring cameos from fan-favourite characters including the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Daredevil (Charlie Cox).

Maslany told Empire magazine that She-Hulk is relatable (with shades of Ally McBeal, I'd suggest).

"She really is the antithesis of most superhero narratives," Maslany explained. "There's this great element of denial in her that's relatable. For me, it was about rejecting what's happened for as long as I could, as that's what causes the fun tension between Jennifer and She-Hulk."

"She's in a career that's male-dominated and incredibly vicious and hierarchal," Maslany continued. "When she's heading this superhuman firm, that's where we get some really fun characters that she's either defending or in opposition of. It's like this really absurd take on a legal show."

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premieres exclusively on 18th August on Disney+.

Are you looking forward to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+? Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

WandaVision on Good Morning America

An exclusive teaser for tomorrow's episode of WandaVision premiered on Good Morning America (GMA).

Fan theories continue to surround the Marvel Studios live-action series following last week's haunting Halloween special.

“I’m loving it. I’m loving it being disseminated to the fans. And I love how frustrated they are of not being able to see it all in one fix. I love reading their theories of what might happen. And some of them are incredibly accurate, actually. I keep thinking, ‘Marvel should give that person a job,’” Paul Bettany (Vision) told

He continued, “It’s been a whole lot of fun watching them go through this. I mean, I know they’ve been waiting a long time. So, have we. It’s really special to watch it on the platform without my name across the middle of it [on early screeners]. So yeah, it’s been really fun.”

WandaVision has resonated with viewers because, at its core, the series is an exploration of trauma as we, the audience, share in the collective trauma of a global pandemic.

"It means you don't have to just be this reactive person in the world, that you can take ownership of your life experience and make that power you up for the rest of your life... that's really the gravity of the show, I believe, with Wanda." Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff) recently said in an interview.

New episodes of WandaVision premiere every Friday exclusively on Disney+.

What are your WandaVision theories? Let me know in the comments below.

Friday, 18 December 2020

Empire's legacy and departure of Boba Fett

This is the holiday gift Star Wars fans (myself included) are looking for from the fine folks at Lucasfilm.

Good Morning America (GMA) has shared rare and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The sequel to Star Wars took the franchise to dark and unexpected places that Andrew Lewin and I explore for the movie's 40th anniversary.

An emotional journey transporting me back forty years ago to a time when I first saw, with mum and an aunt, gargantuan Imperial Walkers striding across a desolate snowscape in what would become my favourite film of all time...

In related news. Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has sadly passed away, aged 75. The infamous bounty hunter first appeared alongside Darth Vader (David Prowse) on the big screen in The Empire Strikes Back and quickly gained a cult following after capturing Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and taking him to Jabba the Hutt.

Bulloch’s physicality imbued Fett with a steely coolness that suggested he could kill Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on Cloud City! Of course, the actor is also known to fellow Doctor Who fans for playing Hal the Archer in Jon Pertwee's classic serial The Time Warrior.

If you hadn't already guessed, Fett's one of my favourite characters from the franchise and the 12-inch action figure a cherished Christmas gift from childhood - I was too excited to sleep after discovering Santa had left a smuggler's bounty on the landing.

From celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes to The Mandalorian, we hope we've helped bring some cheer during this unprecedented year.

This is the ideal opportunity to wish you and yours a very safe holiday season. Here's hoping 2021 brings brighter days. May the Force be with you. Always.

Friday, 21 February 2020

Hasbro's animatronic Baby Yoda is star of toy fair

This year, Star Wars fans are in for a treat with merchandise from Disney+'s The Mandalorian flooding toy aisles around the globe. From Funko to LEGO, there's something for fans of all ages.

Hasbro's animatronic The Child AKA Baby Yoda stole the show at this year's New York Toy Fair when it appeared on Good Morning America (GMA).

“You can pretend to harness the power of the Force as he closes his eyes, raises his arm, and sighs as if exerting a great amount of energy,” wrote Tony Morrison for GMA. “Lay him down and he will close his eyes and take a ‘Force nap.’”

The Child animatronic edition will be this holiday season's must-have gift. Pre-order from Amazon (affiliate link) today.

The second season of The Mandalorian is set for release in October and the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars premieres today on Disney+.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Kevin Smith visited the set of Star Wars: Episode IX

Director Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy) recently visited the set of JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode IX, currently in production at Pinewood Studios, and talked to Good Morning America (GMA) about the experience.

Smith's unalloyed enthusiasm is infectious. Star Wars: Episode IX will be in cinemas December 2019.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

As predicted, Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for Captain Marvel during Good Morning America and it's all kinds of awesome.

The upcoming prequel movie, set in the nineties and featuring familiar faces including a young Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), introduces airforce pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as she becomes a superhero assigned to Starforce, ahead of Avengers 4.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has described Carol Danvers as "the most powerful character" so far in the MCU, and fans can only speculate how she'll stop Thanos and introduce the Marvel multiverse. The multiverse opens the door for Deadpool, X-Men and more for Phase 4.

Captain Marvel flies onto cinema screens next March.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Captain Marvel trailer on Good Morning America

Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) will be appearing on the Disney-owned Good Morning America next Tuesday, which has sparked rumours the first trailer for Captain Marvel will premiere during the final segment of the show.

Will you be tuning in? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story on Good Morning America

The wait is over for Star Wars fans. A teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard, dropped during the Super Bowl.

Good Morning America, owned by Disney, premiered the full teaser trailer today.

In the wake of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller departing from the troubled Star Wars spin-off, many fans (myself included) were worried. After watching the teaser trailer, I'm excited to see how Han Solo first met Chewie.

Veteran Hollywood composer John Williams is composing the theme for Han Solo.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is in cinemas 25th May.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Daisy Ridley talks Star Wars on Good Morning America

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi press tour is well underway ahead of the movie's release in December.

Daisy Ridley told ABC News' Good Morning America (GMA), owned by Disney, that she was surprised by The Last Jedi, which she saw a few weeks ago. The Star Wars actor also divulged her dad is a Star Trek fan and that she hates watching herself, which is not uncommon for actors.

“I think I’m more proficient with a lightsaber,” she said, teasing what fans have already seen in The Last Jedi trailers and TV Spots.

“I never really trained before the first one and the second one I was training for like [a] year. So I had more stamina and I felt really strong,” she explained.

Ridley said “it was wonderful” shooting with Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker.

“It was wonderful because obviously I was very lucky to be able to work with Harrison [Ford] and Carrie [Fisher] and when I worked with Mark the first time — we sort of had time, we went for dinner with his family and then we had time for rehearsals and we’re shooting with him a lot which was really amazing,” she said.

Ridley said she screened the film last week and while she doesn’t enjoy watching herself, she admitted: “I was more surprised with this one, because there’s like — there’s a few story lines that [are] sort of coming together and connecting.”

“Rey is trying to find out about herself and about the universe and those questions don’t entirely fall to the good nor do they fall entirely to the bad,” Ridley said. “She’s trying to do her own personal growth.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theatres 15th December.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Force for Change on Good Morning America

Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-stars Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley appeared on Good Morning America to promote Force for Change in celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary.

Fans have a chance to win an appearance in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off movie, a night at Skywalker Ranch and attend the premiere of The Last Jedi. What's not to like and, best of all, you're helping a charitable cause.

Hamill and Ridley will be joining past and present cast members at Star Wars Celebration this Thursday.

Fans can donate to Force for Change here.