Hobbs & Shaw Ruled the Box Office Last Weekend

Greetings and salutations, and welcome to today's edition of The Monitor, WIRED's pop culture news roundup. What's topping the (news) charts this day? For starters, the latest Fast & Furious flick Hobbs & Shaw made bank at the box office. Also, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going to Universal, and Batwoman is the future. Let's get started.

Hobb's & Shaw Muscles Its Way to $60 million Opening Weekend

Take that, Tarantino. Last weekend, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw made $60.8 million, topping the domestic box office and adding to its $180 million global take. The movie, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is expected to amass even more as the summer progresses and the power of the Rock's arms becomes even more undeniable to audiences.

Lord and Miller Are Taking Their Wares to Universal

The dynamic duo behind The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VersePhil Lord and Chris Miller—are going to Universal Pictures. The pair just signed a first-look deal with the studio for future movie projects. Lord and Miller also have a massive, five-year television pact with Sony Pictures TV. In other words, expect a lot more adventure with acerbic wit on screens large and small in the coming years.

Batwoman Is the Future

First off, the bad news: The 100, Supernatural, and Arrow will all end their runs during the 2019-2020 TV season. Now the good news: CW president Mark Pedowitz knows what happens next. "Batwoman is the next evolution," he told reporters during the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, speaking of the new show starring Ruby Rose as the DC Comics superhero. "We believe that this universe will continue for many years." He added that he believed other DC-based shows like Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash would remain on the air for years to come.

Dune’s Release Date Is Moving

Finally, Warner Bros. announced late Friday that it'll move the release of Dune from November 20, 2020, to December 18, 2020. The adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, will get an IMAX release when it hits theaters.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg is open about his marriage to his husband, Chasten Buttigieg
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is open about his marriage to his husband, Chasten Buttigieg
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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg isn’t in the mood to back down. 

The Indiana mayor has endured multiple homophobic attacks in recent weeks. But in an interview with columnist Jonathan Capehart at New York City’s 92nd Street Y Wednesday night, Buttigieg didn’t minimize his relationship with his husband, Chasten Buttigieg.

“What would you say to the Franklin Grahams of the world, the Mike Pences of the world, who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?” Capehart asked Buttigieg.

“I guess I would say that we all have a lot to repent for,” Buttigieg said. “I have a lot to repent for when it comes to my marriage: Moments when I’ve not been as caring as I should be, moments when I’ve been selfish, moments when I’ve said a harsh word that I wish I could take back. But one thing that I absolutely should not be repentant for, in the context of my marriage, is the fact that I’m in love with my husband.”

Buttigieg has focused criticism for Vice President Pence in recent months, calling him both “fanatical” and a “social extremist.” In a conversation with the Victory Fund, an organization that supports LGBTQ candidates, Buttigieg addressed Pence specifically when referring to his relationship with his husband Chasten.

“And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God,” Buttigieg said.

Buttigieg continued to use his religious faith to affirm his own gay identity.

“That’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand: That if you have a problem with who I am, your quarrel is not with me,” Buttigieg said. “Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is proud.

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Rapper Common alleges childhood sexual assault

Oscar-winner says he recalled the traumatic memory while working with Laura Dern on the film The Tale

Common, the Oscar-winning rapper, actor and activist, has alleged that he was sexually abused as a child by a family friend.

In his memoir Let Love Have the Last Word, he recalls a trip to his aunts house aged nine or 10, accompanied by a relative of a family friend. He alleges that when they had to share a bed together one night, Brandon molested him and tried to have him reciprocate. I kept repeating no and pushing him away, Common writes. I felt a deep and sudden shame for what happened.

He says he pushed the whole thing out of my head, and didnt recall the incident until working on The Tale, a 2018 film whose storyline features a woman investigating childhood rape cases, and questioning her own past. One day, while talking through the script with Laura [Dern], old memories surprisingly flashed in my mind, he writes. I caught my breath and just kept looping the memories over and over, like rewinding an old VHS tape I said Laura, I think I was abused.

He writes that he has forgiven his alleged attacker: I want to be a person who helps break cycles of violence.

Common has had an illustrious career in music and film, with 11 studio albums and roles in films including American Gangster, Terminator Salvation and the John Wick saga. He has earned three Grammys from 20 nominations, and has twice been nominated for an Oscar for best original song, winning in 2015 for Glory, recorded for Selma.

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With Homecoming, Beyonc Fully Leverages Her Internet Dominance

Deep into Homecoming, Beyoncé's doc and concert film from her performance at last year's Coachella, the artist explains her sense of purpose in creating the show, a celebration of both her decades-long career and a tribute to America's HBCUs. "As a black woman, I used to feel like the world wanted me to stay in my little box. And black women often feel underestimated," she says. "I wanted us to be proud of not only the show, but the process. … It was important to me that everyone who had never seen themselves represented felt like they were on that stage with us." It was integral, then, that she released the performance on the largest stages possible—not just the one in Indio, California.

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  • Beyoncé has always commanded the internet's attention, always been able to direct its narrative. She did it when she surprise-dropped her self-titled album, and its visual companion, on iTunes in 2013. She did it again in April 2016 with another late-night landmine: Lemonade, the visual album that debuted exclusively on Tidal at the same time as its companion short film aired on HBO. This time around, though, the megastar is out to make sure everyone who wants and needs to experience Homecoming can do so, releasing the concert film on Netflix and an accompanying 40-song, two-hour-long album on—deep breath—Apple Music, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, Deezer, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Tidal, all at once.

    Beyoncé's sneak-attack playbook has become a bit familiar—it all started with the release of Beyoncé, which mysteriously appeared in the iTunes store one December night, no notice, no leaks—but there are a few remarkably different aspects to the release of Homecoming. First, this album wasn't gated as a Tidal-only exclusive like Lemonade was. Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z, are co-owners of the music-streaming service, so when they team up to put her music on Tidal, the service presumably it gets a, ahem, wave of new users. This wasn't an Apple-only exclusive either, and it is on Spotify, the service that famously didn't get Lemonade. Just last year Beyoncé rapped that if she "gave two fucks, two fucks about streaming numbers [she] would've put Lemonade up on Spotify." She likely still doesn't need, or care about, the numbers, but she does want the access to be nearly universal.

    It's also notable that Beyoncé turned to Netflix over HBO. By putting Homecoming on Netflix, she chose to make this performance—a historical document in its own right—available to the biggest crowd possible. (Netflix has 149 million subscribers across the world.) There's also Beyoncé's business savvy on display. As one Twitter user pointed out, she recorded her history-making Coachella performance, which had already live-streamed on YouTube, and then turned around and made that video into a Netflix film, effectively minting money several times off of the same performance.

    But this wasn't simply an exercise in capitalism and record sales or streaming views (though it will certainly be downloaded and streamed plenty). This was about Beyoncé knowing the internet will pay attention—and using that attention to tell an important story. The HBCUs, as the artist points out in Homecoming, are an integral part of the American experience. Yet they are also a segment of public life that isn't celebrated in mainstream pop culture nearly enough. Beyoncé's performance on that Coachella stage was the largest of her career—second only to maybe the Super Bowl, which gave her far less screen time but also the opportunity to again blow up the internet by releasing "Formation"—and by streaming it, recording it, and releasing it on nearly every platform around, she ensured that no one missed it, or its message of legacy and empowerment.

    "Instead of me pulling out my flower crown," Beyoncé says in Homecoming, "it was important that I brought our culture to Coachella. Creating something that will live beyond me, that will make people feel open and like they're watching magic." Homecoming is that—a once-in-a-lifetime performance by one of the world's greatest living artists that our hyperconnected world allows everyone to celebrate together.

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    Buffing up Bond: when it’s time to send for the script doctor

    As Phoebe Waller-Bridge puts a spring in Bond 25s step, we salute the craft of Hollywoods rewrite maestros, from Carrie Fisher to Quentin Tarantino

    Script doctors are the well-remunerated but mostly unsung heroes of the film world, usually brought in to pep up lacklustre dialogue, help nail that difficult third act and generally give the movie an extra touch of class. Recruited from the ranks of established/hot writers, the gig can be seen as a lucrative payday, with little opprobrium attached if the picture is a flop and high praise if it is seen as having benefited from their input.

    In the words of rewrite king Tom Mankiewicz (The Spy Who Loved Me, The Deep, The Eagle has Landed, Goonies, Gremlins etc): Its one of the few times when the writer has a certain control over a film, because youre coming in when the people on the film are at their most insecure, after all, if youre there, theyve had to admit that they needed someone there to help them out … Youre coming in like Jack Palance in Shane. Youre the hired gun. Everyone is waiting for a revelation. Youre supposed to bring better parts for the actors, better scenes for the director. And sometimes, everyone likes it, not because its necessarily better, but just because its different.

    Bond fixtures writers Robert Wade, left, and Neal Purvis. Photograph: David M Benett/Getty Images

    In the case of Bond 25, the addition of Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the scriptwriters room should be accounted a blessing, especially if the pedestrian team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade remain on board. The duo have been a fixture of Bond movies since 1999s The World Is Not Enough, usually with a co-writer such as Paul Haggis to brush up the dialogue and plotting. Left to their own devices they almost managed to sink the franchise with the uninspiring CGI-fest that was Die Another Day (2002).

    But to be fair, writing Bond scripts, although a nice earner, didnt really bring out the best of either Roald Dahl (You Only Live Twice, 1967) or Flashman writer George MacDonald Fraser (Octopussy, 1983).

    Other writers have managed to stamp some of their personality on the mainstream fare on which they were asked to sprinkle their particular brands of fairy dust. Quentin Tarantino punched up a couple of scenes in Tony Scotts submarine actioner Crimson Tide (1995) with Silver Surfer and Star Trek pop culture references, although to some viewers they appeared somewhat jarring in context.

    Warp factor Denzel Washington in Crimson Tide, with added Star Trek dialogue by Quentin Tarantino. Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive

    Hunter (Denzel Washington): Star Trek! The USS Enterprise? All right, now you remember when the Klingons were gonna blow up the Enterprise and Captain Kirk calls down to Scotty, he says: Scotty, I gotta have more power-

    Vossler (Lillo Brancato Jr): He needs more, more warp speed, yeah.

    Hunter: Warp speed, exactly. Now Im Captain Kirk, youre Scotty, I need more power. Im telling you if you do not get this radio up, a billion people are gonna die; now its all up to you, I know its a shitty deal but you got it, can you handle it?

    Black humour Stellan Skarsgrd, Jean Reno, Robert De Niro and Natascha McElhone in Ronin. Photograph: Everett Collection/Rex Features

    Under the pseudonym Richard Weisz, playwright David Mamets major contributions to 1998s Ronin elevated the movie with some trademark jet black humour. An example:

    Spence (Sean Bean): You ever kill anybody?
    Sam (Robert De Niro): Hurt somebodys feelings once.


    Sam: So, howd you get started in this business?
    Deirdre (Natascha McElhone): A wealthy scoundrel seduced and betrayed me.
    Sam: Same with me. How about that?


    Spence: You worried about saving your own skin?
    Sam: Yeah, I am. It covers my body.

    Nice work Carrie Fisher. Photograph: Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock

    The late Carrie Fisher was said to be the most sought-after script doctor in Hollywood, chalking up an extensive list of well-paid rewrite gigs, including Hook (1991), Sister Act (1992), Lethal Weapon III (1992) and The Wedding Singer (1998). Hardly arthouse classics, but again, nice work if you can get it.

    Some writers have found the role of script doctor a way of filling in time when they suffer from writers block or cant get their own projects off the ground. Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The Social Network) said: I did it because I was just going through a period where I was having a very difficult time coming up with my own ideas. I was climbing the walls. So I did what is called the production polish, where you are brought into the last two weeks on something that you are not emotionally invested in. Basically, they just wanted some snappy dialogue for Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage [in 1996s The Rock].

    Snappy dialogue Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage in The Rock. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    When talking to Mark Lawson in 2010, the playwright Tom Stoppard was upfront in his motivations for indulging in his furtive-sounding once-a-year script polishes: The second reason for doing it is that you get to work with people you admire. The first reason, of course, is that its overpaid.

    But others have found the role of script doctor dispiriting, despite the financial rewards, with Joss Whedon (Serenity, The Avengers) commenting: I refer to myself as the worlds highest-paid stenographer. This is a situation Ive been in a bunch of times.

    The saddest case may possibly that of the scriptwriting legend Robert Towne (The Last Detail, Chinatown, Shampoo) whose post-70s career mainly consists of script polishes (sometimes uncredited) and the first two Mission: Impossible movies.

    So, Phoebe what price Hollywood?

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    Watch a man feed a hummingbird right out of his hand

    There is nothing more tender than feeding a bird directly from your own hand.

    Every once in a while, nature blesses you with the opportunity. Take a look at this man, Brent, who approached a hungry hummingbird last month in a blooming backyard in San Jose, California, and fed it directly from his hand.

    This is peak kindness, everyone. The closing smile is the best part.

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    Avengers: Endgame breaks global box-office record in opening weekend

    Disneys film is on track to overtake Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time

    Disneys latest Avengers film has smashed box-office records on its opening weekend taking $1.2bn (1bn) and is on track to overtake Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time.

    Avengers: Endgame took a record $350m in the worlds biggest movie market, North America, smashed records for a foreign film in China, and grossed more than any other film on its opening weekend globally.

    The star-studded film is the first to take more than $1bn on its debut. Avatar, released in 2009, currently holds the record for highest-grossing film with $2.79bn worldwide. At the very least, Avengers: Endgame will almost certainly surpass Titanic, the 1997 blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, which ranks as the second biggest film of all time, taking $2.19bn globally.

    The success of the film is a timely reminder that Disneys upcoming streaming service, Disney+, has the content firepower to challenge global market leader Netflix despite its late entry. Avengers: Endgame is one of many golden properties that will debut exclusively on the service, which launches later this year, before being released elsewhere. Disney has already pulled all of its content from Netflix in the US, ahead of a likely global pullout, costing the company hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing revenue in order to make its service a must-buy. In the US, subscriptions to Disney+ will be priced at $6.99 a month, just over half the monthly cost of Netflix, with a global rollout beginning next year.

    The success of Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of 21 films in the Marvel superhero universe that started with Robert Downey Jrs Iron Man in 2008. Disney acquired Marvel in 2009 for $4bn, an acquisition criticised at the time as too highly priced, given that Marvel had licensed off a number of its then-major franchises, such as Spider-Man and X-Men, when the company was cash-strapped in the 1990s.

    The success of the film is a reminder that movie-going remains hugely important, even in the much-hyped on-demand era, with the UK last year enjoying its best cinema attendance since 1971.

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    Game of Thrones Breaks Viewership Records

    Howdy! Once again, it's time for The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of all things pop culture. Today's helping is heaping and includes news about Game of Thrones, Netflix, and Star Wars. Sound overwhelming? It is—but you should read it anyway.

    Game of Thrones Breaks Viewership Records

    If it seemed like everyone was watching Game of Thrones on Sunday night, that's probably because they were. According to HBO, 17.4 million people watched the Season 8 premiere. That number, which includes viewers who watched on HBO Go, HBO Now, and cable, exceeds the 16.9 million people who watched last season's finale. Jon Snow may not know much, but he definitely knows how to make people watch.

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    Kit Harington Doesn't Care What Critics Think

    Speaking of things Jon Snow knows, Kit Harington doesn't know how to GAF about what critics write about the Game of Thrones' final season. The actor, who plays Snow, recently told Esquire, "Whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgement on it … they can go fuck themselves. Cause I know how much work was put into this." In other news, GoT recappers everywhere are now wondering if they've been spending too much time on each review.

    Nearly 10 Million More People Have Netflix Now

    Even as Disney+ looms, Netflix is still adding new subscribers. The streaming service signed up 9.6 million people in the first three months of 2019. That brings Netflix's total up to 148.9 paying members. Not bad.

    Mark Hamill Knows Disney Can't Fire Him

    Turns out, Kit Harington isn't the only one speaking his mind lately. Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, recently noted that he has no worries about Disney/Lucasfilm seeking retribution when he trolls Star Wars fans on Twitter. "I love to tease the fans online," he told Seth Meyers on Late Night Tuesday. "I'm sure Disney is not happy about it, but what are they going to do, fire me? It's too late." Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters December 20.

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    Watch Beyonc and Jay-Z’s powerful speech at the GLAAD Media Awards

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    America’s foremost power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z were presented with the Vanguard Award at Thursday night’s GLAAD Media Awards, where they delivered a powerful joint speech.

    When GLAAD announced the award earlier this month, there was some confusion about why the two were being honored despite not being members of the LGBTQ community. However, the Vanguard Award is generally given to a public figure who does not necessarily identify as LGBTQ, but who has, according to GLAAD, “made a big difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.” (In 2018, for example, Britney Spears was honored.) 

    In a moment that understandably delighted people on Twitter, Beyoncé first called out drag queen Shangela, who performed a Beyoncé-themed medley earlier in the night (and got a standing ovation.) “I put a run in my stocking from Shangela,” she said right after taking the stage.

    Soon after, she also made an extremely good “Formation” reference. “To choose who you love is your human right, how you identify and see yourself is your human right. Who you make love to and take that ass to Red Lobster is your human right,” she said. (That sound you hear is every single Beyoncé fan screaming with joy.)

    Both Bey and Jay dedicated the award to family members. Jay-Z thanked his mother, Gloria Carter, who publicly came out in 2017 on her son’s album 4:44. (She received a Special Recognition Award from GLAAD at last year’s ceremony.)”I get to follow in her footsteps of spreading love and acceptance,” he said. 

    In what was perhaps the speech’s most emotional moment, Beyoncé spoke about her late uncle, who lived with HIV. “I want to dedicate this award to my Uncle Johnny, the most fabulous gay man I ever knew,” she said. “He lived his truth. He was brave and unapologetic during a time when this country wasn’t as accepting … I’m hopeful that his struggles served to open pathways for other young people to live more freely.”

    You can watch selections from the speech below.

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    Cantina Talk: Here’s What One Dude Has Seen of Episode IX

    You're not alone if you're thinking that the Star Wars franchise is seeming just a little bit … more compressed lately. The animated series Star Wars Resistance just brought its first season to an end by stepping into the shadow (and runtime) of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in doing so left only the comics and books to remind fans there's a universe beyond the movies. Or, well, that's the case until Lucasfilm reveals more about the Disney+ shows. For now, though, let's get lost in what's going on in the run up to the next big Star Wars flick.

    A Least One Person Has Seen (Some of) Episode IX

    The Source: One lucky Disney shareholder

    Probability of Accuracy: It's probably very accurate, if infuriatingly vague.

    The Real Deal: While the rest of the world is impatiently awaiting a chance to see some footage from Star Wars: Episode IX, Disney shareholders have been enjoying the benefits of their investments with an early look at the movie. What did they see? Thankfully, one of those lucky enough to watch some footage shared brief teases on Twitter.

    In short, pretty much everything you thought you'd see, except now you know that it's real. Or, at least, you have a stranger's word that they've seen something like it onscreen. Which, in this digital day and age, is pretty much the same thing.

    Everyone You Think Is in Episode IX May Not Be in Episode IX

    The Source: Someone who should know: actor Matt Smith, rumored to have signed on for the movie

    Probability of Accuracy: It's very difficult to tell at this point, thanks to a long tradition of misinformation.

    The Real Deal: If it seemed as if everyone was in the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga, a twist in the tale has emerged, thanks to an interview with former Doctor Who and The Crown actor Matt Smith. Smith, you may recall, was reportedly cast in the movie last August, in a mystery role that no one could quite pin down beyond "He's probably a bad guy." Speaking with The Los Angeles Times, Smith offered a potential reason why nobody could work out who he was playing; he's not actually in Star Wars: Episode IX at all. "As far as I can tell, I'm definitely not," he's quoted as saying, and if that's not the most blunt lie in an effort to misdirect fans ever, it's something that will be genuinely embarrassing to everyone who reported that he was in the movie. (Including us. Oops.) For what it's worth, we remain convinced that he's in the film, and that this is just a very clumsy way to distract people from the eventual reveal, but time will be the ultimate decider…

    This Is the End, Beautiful Friend

    The Source: Poe Dameron himself, Oscar Isaac

    Probability of Accuracy: Again, this is somewhat vague, but probably very accurate because of that.

    The Real Deal: Someone who's definitely in Episode IX is Oscar Isaac, who has been teasing the final chapter by teasing that it's … the final chapter. During an appearance on NBC's Today, he said that the upcoming movie "is the end of the entire Skywalker Saga—nine stories," adding, "This is the culmination of the thing. I think what J.J.[Abrams] has done, and really the whole Lucasfilm team, is going to be incredibly fulfilling. It's also special for us because you get to learn a lot more things about these characters." On the one hand, there was literally no new information revealed in what he said, but on the other, it's difficult not to speculate just what "this is the culmination of the thing" means. Does he just mean the current trilogy, or does the next movie somehow manage to provide closure for the entire nine-movie series—and, if so, how? (This may be a good time to remind everyone of the rumor that Matt Smith was going to play a young version of Palpatine in the movie. If, you know, he was in it.)

    Episode IX Sends in the Clones. Again

    The Source: Online speculation based on some clothing choices

    Probability of Accuracy: For now, let's go with "probably unlikely," but we reserve the right to change our minds later on.

    The Real Deal: This one might be a bit of a stretch, until you recall the levels of Easter eggery present in Star Wars projects as a whole. Now that Episode IX has wrapped, images of the crew gear given out to those who worked on the movie have started to leak online, and people have theories about the particular design chosen.

    Yes, that's clearly some kind of stormtrooper design (or redesign) being referenced, but in addition to looking like the 'troopers from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, there's something else that they look like … namely, the Clone Troopers from the prequel trilogy. (It's the "nose" in the new look, you see; they're not visible in any other stormtrooper design.) This has led to a lot of speculation that fans will see a new Clone Army in the final movie in the series, which would appear to be jumping to conclusions quite impressively, until you remember that whole thing about the new movie being a culmination of all nine films. Could that mean that we're going to see clones again, really?

    You Won't Have to Wait Very Long to Ride the Millennium Falcon

    The Source: Disney Parks

    Probability of Accuracy: It's 100 percent accurate, and you're not even reading this right now because you're probably already in line, aren't you?

    The Real Deal: Much to the joy of many, Disney revealed that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is opening early, with California's Disneyland opening its own galaxy far, far away on May 31, and the Florida park opening its Star Wars-themed attraction on August 29. It won't be a full opening, however; as Disney claims, the much-vaunted Rise of the Resistance attraction will open later in the year, because the company "made the decision to open the land in phases to allow guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge so spectacular." That this is also likely to lead to return visits is, surely, just a happy coincidence. For those who can't wait until late May, more information about Galaxy's Edge will be revealed during a dedicated panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago next month.

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