The streaming platform Disney+ has ordered a sequel series to the 1988 classic film Willow.
The original film’s director, Ron Howard, has been teasing a Willow sequel for over a year, and he’s officially set to return as executive producer. Warwick Davis will be back to reprise his beloved title role. Jon M. Chu of Crazy Rich Asians fame will helm the pilot, which was written by Jonathan Kasdan, who will also serve as showrunner alongside Wendy Mericle.
Willow is the first non-Star Wars property Lucasfilm has worked on since 2015. The series joins a number of programs from the Star Wars universe, including Season 2 of The Mandalorian, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor, as well as the Rogue One prequel centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor.
Netflix has canceled its Hilary Swank-starring drama Away after just one season. The cancellation news comes just six weeks after the series debuted on September 4.
Away starred Swank as Commander Emma Green, an American astronaut who is selected to lead an international crew with members from China, Russia, India, and the U.K. on the first mission to Mars. The mission set to last three years, Emma must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband and teenage daughter when they need her the most. The series also starred Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, Vivian Wu, Ray Panthaki, Josh Charles, and Talitha Eliana Bateman.
Netflix has not given an explanation for its decision not to renew the series, which debuted with much success. The series spent much of September ranked among the streamer’s top 10 series, and even held the No. 1 spot for several days after its release
The first and only 10-episode season of Away is available for streaming on Netflix.
Bush announced they have teamed up with Concerts in Your Car and will playing two drive-in shows next month in Southern California to celebrate the October 30th release of the “The Kingdom Deluxe Edition”.
The first show will take place November 20th in Del Mar, CA at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, followed the next night with the second show in Ventura, CA at the. Ventura Fairgrounds.
According to the announcement: “Tickets start at $99 per car and go on sale October 23 at 10 AM PT. One car pass accounts for all passengers within the vehicle. The number of passengers should not exceed the number of seatbelts. No more than eight people per car.” Fans can purchase tickets at the link: here.
AC/DC is gearing up to release their highly-anticipated new album POWER UP next month, and now they’ve launched a new logo generator for their fans.
The new function works by simply inputting your name, and it generates your initials either side of the band’s iconic lightning bolt logo, with the same style and colors as the POWER UP artwork. Head over to you.acdc.com to generate the logo, which you can share by email as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
POWER UP is a tribute to the late Malcolm Young, who passed away in 2017. Malcolm is credited as a writer on every track on POWER UP – which also sees the return of vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams.
Miranda Lambert’s husband, Brendan McLoughlin, will star in her upcoming music video for “Settling Down,” due out Wednesday.
Lambert shared the news on Instagram, alongside a clip of her and McLoughlin from the set of the music video. In the clip, Lambert rests her head on McLoughlin’s shoulder as they gaze at the camera, before they both break out in giggles. “Serious faces on the set of the ‘Settling Down’ music video with @brendanjmcloughlin,” she wrote. “Video premieres Wednesday at 6pm ET!”
A trailer for the video shows Lambert riding horses and McLoughlin posing in a barn, before the pair walk off hand in hand.The news comes after McLoughlin joined Instagram on Friday, sharing a photo of himself riding a horse with the hashtag, #CityGoesCountry, likely a nod to his previous profession as a New York City cop and a another pic posted was one of him standing in a field surrounded by cows. “Married a Texan and I got to meet a longhorn. #CowsOfInstagram,” he captioned the shot.
Disney has debuted a brand new trailer for Season 2 of The Mandalorian which will start streaming on Disney+ October 30.
Eight new episodes of The Mandalorian will air weekly through November and into December, with the season finale expected to air December 18. Details of Season 2 are still a mystery, but viewers should expect to see Gideon, now equipped with the mysterious Darksaber, still on his relentless pursuit of Mando.
Returning to the cast is Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Karga, and Giancarlo Esposito as the Darksaber-wielding Moff Gideon.
Check out the official trailer for The Mandalorian Season 2 here.
Bette Midler shared a first-look teaser from rehearsal with her “Hocus Pocus” co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who are preparing to reunite for a Halloween virtual event on Oct. 30, 2020.
The 74-year-old Midler captioned the pic, that shows the trio rehearsing in full costume in front of a green screen, “Your 3 fav witches – @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME – are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET. The virtual event is titled “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” and promises to be one of the “hottest pandemic-safe Halloween events of the year.” Virtual event tickets are priced at $10, and will benefit NYRP, an organization that Midler began back in 1995 to help preserve open green spaces in New York City.
“Hocus Pocus” was released in1993. It follows a comedic trio of witches who are accidentally resurrected by a teenager in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween. The film received mixed reviews from critics at the time, but was rediscovered by audiences who made it the cult classic that it is today.
Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction. Julien’s Auctions announced this week that the items will go up for sale at the event dubbed “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll,” starting Dec. 5.
A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a customized electric guitar Van Halen built at his home studio with his guitar tech Matt Bruck and given to a friend in 1991 will be among the items auctioned. Both guitars were hand-striped by Van Halen in the familiar style of most of his guitars dating back to the first Van Halen album in 1978. Each of the guitars is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000. The auction also includes a Fender Stratocaster played, and smashed, by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana’s 1994 In Utero Tour, and a crystal-studded white glove worn by Michael Jackson on the Jackson brothers’ 1984 Victory Tour.
Van Halen died of cancer on Oct. 6 at age 65; however, the auction was in already in the works at the time. Julien’s Auction’s president Darren Julien said in a statement: “As we were preparing for our annual ‘Icons & Idols: Rock and Roll’ auction lineup, we were stunned to hear the sad news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing last week. We are honored to include at this event two of his iconic guitars from his brilliant and blazing career as one of rock’s greatest and most gifted guitar heroes.”
Bassist/vocalist Todd Kerns has confirmed that SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators will release a new album in 2021. The effort will be the follow-up to “Living The Dream”, which came out in September 2018 via Slash‘s own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records. Living the Dream was Slash‘s fourth solo album, and third with Slash and his CONSPIRATORS bandmates Kerns, Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Frank Sidoris (guitar and vocals).
Kerns wrote in part on Instagram: “Lots of new music coming. New @officialalterbridge coming next month. A new @officialmyleskennedy solo album in 2021 plus SMKC4. New @toquerocks New @minefieldusa NEW MUSIC! That’s what it’s all about. I know 2020 has been beyond challenging but 2021 is going to awesome eventually. At least there will be a ton of new music. Once we get the live show thing sorted we’ll be cool.”