I am a huge fan of creator Leigh Lahav and her various cartoons on YouTube. She’s spent the past few years working on some outside projects, but now that quarantine is here, she’s found time to put out another parody video!
I need to hurry up and let coronavirus quarantine fuel my own creative adventures…
Anyway, Only Leigh is great, I love her videos, and now that I’m reminded of her Patreon, I need to seriously consider getting in on that. There are a lot of creators I really enjoy who could use as much support as they can get during this virus crisis.
As if The Mandalorian couldn’t get any better! Word broke today that Ahsoka Tano will make the jump to live action for the upcoming second season, and she will be played by Rosario Dawson! Slashfilm broke the news, and it’s been confirmed by the likes of Variety.
Oh man, this is just the coolest news!
If you’ve never heard of Ahsoka Tano, she’s this badass rogue Jedi that was introduced in The Clone Wars cartoon as the padawan of Anakin Skywalker. Before turning to the Dark Side, Anakin was a full-on Jedi teacher and had this scrappy young padawan. Ahsoka’s story was pretty great (and is continuing in the new season 7, currently coming out on Disney+), and she ended the series in limbo — only to then return a bit older and a bit wiser in the Rebels cartoon.
Basically, this is a character introduced in the bonus Star Wars cartoons and continues to jump between shows as her ongoing story stretches across multiple programs! That’s pretty darn cool!
And to make matters even cooler, she’s joining The Mandalorian! This was already a hit show, but now it’s getting this injection of pure Star Wars awesomeness! This is just so damn cool.
Think about it: what’s Mando supposed to do with Baby Yoda? He doesn’t know the Force! So someone has to teach the little dude how to control his power. Perhaps that someone will be…Ahsoka Tano!
Ahsoka Tano taking on Baby Yoda as her own padawan is pretty much the most fan-pleasing thing I can imagine happening in Star Wars. So I am pleased.
Here’s hoping the world doesn’t succumb to a virus apocalypse before we can watch this excellent show again!
The world is coming to an end, but I’m still here and posting on this ole blog. Might as well. Today I’m sharing the new trailer for the next Pixar film Soul! It looks pretty good!
I saw Onward the other day and it was just fine. It had a really strong climax, but the movie itself was just OK. Worth a watch, but not something that will stick around. So I’m excited for Soul. It’s directed by Pete Docter, the genius behind Inside Out and Up, along with a bunch of other great Pixar films. So this could be another one of those really smart, really creative, really emotional Pixar movies.
Meanwhile, the rest of the world is shutting down! Mulan and a bunch of other upcoming movies have been delayed until who knows when. That’s pretty disappointing.
I’ll let you all know if and when I have to self-isolate!
Soul comes out on June 19…for now.
The Super Bowl also saw a new trailer for the upcoming live action Mulan trailer. And while the previous trailer really touched me, the new trailer was less than impressive. The new trailer focuses too much on the generic action flick of it all.
I like the more dramatic stuff from Mulan. The generic action stuff isn’t as impressive or exciting. I mean, it’ll probably be fun and cool. But I want drama!
Mulan comes out on March 27!
Last night’s Super Bowl brought with it the prerequisite bunch of nifty commercials. But I’m mostly interested in the new movie trailers and TV spots, and last night was a real treat! Because Marvel delivered the first look at their upcoming live action TV shows on Disney+! Finally, something else to watch to justify the Disney+ subscription!
Behold, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki!
Man, those look great! They look like real movies. I am getting quite excited for what Marvel Studios has in store for us! And Falcon and WandaVision are coming before the end of the year, so that’s super sweet!
Meanwhile, we also got a quick new TV spot for the Black Widow movie, which comes out in May.
All we’re missing is the trailer for The Eternals, but that doesn’t come out until November and Marvel doesn’t like to overload their trailer allotment.
But still, at least the Super Bowl was good for something this year!