In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of May 17, 2019

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What an interesting week of news! There’s really something for everyone this week…theme park fans have exciting tidbits about Galaxy’s Edge, television fans have news about what’s coming out next season, and we have news of movies we didn’t know we needed, but are apparently they’re in the works.

Did you miss anything? Read on to find out!

In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens, it will be as authentic as possible…right down to the droid tracks and the petrified trees.

When you wan to impress, you show your friends your cool new toys…when your Bob Iger, that cool new toy is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

The Los Angeles Times has a great article all about Imagineer, Kim Irvine. If you don’t know her name…you should; her family’s been entrenched in Disney history.

In news that makes me very happy, Bob Iger said this week that Disney isn’t interested in pushing virtual reality. The company overall much prefers real immersion, like we’ll get with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Robert Downey Jr. and Bette Midler, Wing Chao, Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer, will be honored as Disney Legends during the 2019 D23 Expo. Congrats to all!

Interesting…Disney will soon own all of Hulu. But what do they plan to do with it? What do you think of this move?

It’s Upfront season for television networks. Take a look at Disney’s lineup across all their various platforms.

Another reboot I didn’t know we needed, but appear to be getting. A Josh Gad lead version of Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Does this excite you?

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be in theaters later this year and we got to see a preview of the film this week. What do you think of it?

The Today Cafe is officially open and Al Roker came down to help celebrate.

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Rikki Niblett

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