Persons of a certain age will remember a particular classic commercial which began with the words, “Anthony! Anthony! Anthony!”
The basic premise being: When mama calls little Anthony home on Wednesday — Prince Spaghetti Day — he beats feet through Boston’s North End (read that “Little Italy”); not too far from where I sit.
Well, I’ll postulate a modern, Star Wars, alternative….
When Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican starts posting about Star Wars, fans of The Saga come running.
On January 3 Breznican hit the Star Wars beat hard; giving fans pages of stuff to look forward to in 2019.
Here are just a few of my favorites:
This beloved animated series from executive producer Dave Filoni reached an abrupt end five years ago when Lucasfilm canceled it to focus on new Star Wars stories. Now, the Disney+ streaming service has commissioned 12 new episodes exploring the unfinished business between Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and their exiled Jedi-in-training Ahsoka Tano (seen here as a hologram alongside Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze).”
This limited TV series from Iron Man filmmaker Jon Favreau is also set for later in 2019, kicking off the Disney+ streaming service (which hasn’t yet announced its launch). Narcos star Pedro Pascal will star as the masked gunslinger in a story set after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi. Costars include Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers, among others.”
I mean, you can’t go wrong with any of the selections, and there’s a whole smorgasbord to tackle in the full piece; perfect reading for a father of three on a Saturday night.
And I’ll bet there’s “a few” of you in need of some distraction, too.
Me, thinking about this year of Star Wars: pic.twitter.com/aXgoABrKBh
— Jim does a Star War Holiday Special (@ObsKenobs) January 5, 2019