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A ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Script Almost Sold on eBay

A ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Script Almost Sold on eBay

Hello, welcome to today’s edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. While it seems like everything is slowing down before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there’s still a lot to cover, including Taylor Swift’s big night at the American Music Awards and Frozen 2’s big weekend at the box office. Let’s get going.A Star…
Samsung made a ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy Note 10+ for Kylo Ren fans – Engadget

Samsung made a ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy Note 10+ for Kylo Ren fans – Engadget

Do be ready to hunt the phone down and pay a hefty sum. The Star Wars variant will reach 15 markets (including the US, UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Spain) starting December 10th. In the US, it'll be available on December 13th in unlocked form for $1,300 at Amazon, Samsung and some Best Buy…
Disney+ gets every ‘Star Wars’ movie in 4K, Dolby Vision and Atmos

Disney+ gets every ‘Star Wars’ movie in 4K, Dolby Vision and Atmos

A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi all look pristine on Disney+, based on my time with a demo setup. The image looks sharp and detailed, with no ugly edge enhancement and a healthy dose of film grain. The original trilogy certainly won't be a showcase for Dolby Vision HDR…
Leaving ‘Star Wars’ Is the Smartest Thing the ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunneers Ever Did

Leaving ‘Star Wars’ Is the Smartest Thing the ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunneers Ever Did

The headline shouted that it was a “shocker.” Last night, The Hollywood Reporter posted a story revealing that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators behind the Game of Thrones television adaptation, were ending their creative partnership with Lucasfilm. Effective immediately. A year and half ago, the studio announced it had asked the pair to…
New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer: Watch It Here

New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer: Watch It Here

Today, dear reader, is October 21. Fall is here; and on this year, the year of the Jedi 2019, there will be a new Star Wars film. It’s not just any Star Wars film. It is The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the new trilogy and the final film of the Skywalker era.…
New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Footage Shows Rey Breaking Bad

New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Footage Shows Rey Breaking Bad

While it's not the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the new footage Disney showed off at its D23 conference this past weekend is a whole lot more illuminating. It's got plenty of fan service, packing in snippets from every previous film in the nanology (even the bad ones!). It's got the…
Watch the new ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer

Watch the new ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer

It adds more backstory to the brief trailer showed off at the Star Wars Celebration event in April, and there's less breathing in a desert and more characters on screen. The new trailer, coming off the back of the new Mandalorian trailer, offers a nod to all the movies with Star Wars clips ramping up…

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Facebook sued over Calibra’s look-alike logo

Over the summer, Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency and the Calibra subsidiary that would help manage it. Facebook also unveiled a logo for Calibra and, well, it looks somewhat similar to the logo of Current, a startup bank. Apparently, Current agreed, so much so that it has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging trademark infringement.…

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