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Virtual Legality Episode 124

DnD Roll Critical Failure: Alarm Bells for Disney and Star Wars

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Ring all the bells! The Star Wars trilogy which Bob Iger and Disney had threatened from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (together, "DnD") is dead!

How did this happen? And how much can be blamed on DnD's recent responses to Game of Thrones criticism?

What can we take from the messaging presented in the official announcement of the duo's departure?

How does this relate to Rian Johnson and Disney's continued difficulties with realizing the full potential of the Star Wars brand?

And who will make the next Star Wars film if not these two?

Ding Dong the Pitch is Dead...in Virtual Legality.

#StarWars #Disney #DnD


Discussed in this episode:

"Massaging the Message: Rian Johnson, Star Wars, and Spider-Man (VL99)"
YouTube - September 7, 2019 - HoegLaw
https://youtu.be/sEzjqTBBgIM

"‘Star Wars’ Setback: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Trilogy"
Deadline - October 28, 2019 - Geoff Boucher
https://deadline.com/2019/10/star-wars-setback-game-of-thrones-duo-david-benioff-d-b-weiss-exit-trilogy-1202771184/

"Were you listening to the feedback to your fans as things went along?"
Tweet - October 26, 2019 - Needle & Pen (@ForArya)
https://twitter.com/ForArya/status/1188198873195601920

Game of Thrones Series Reviews
IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

"'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson reacts to the backlash and addresses the movie's most shocking moments"
Business Insider - December 18, 2017- Jason Guerrasio
https://www.businessinsider.com/star-wars-rian-johnson-interview-about-the-last-jedi-fan-backlash-2017-12

"Rian Johnson Reveals the MVP of His All-Star 'Knives Out' Cast (Exclusive)"
Entertainment Tonight - October 22, 2019 - John Boone
https://www.etonline.com/rian-johnson-reveals-the-mvp-of-his-all-star-knives-out-cast-exclusive-134669

"'Star Wars' Shocker: Marvel's Kevin Feige Developing New Movie for Disney (Exclusive)"
The Hollywood Reporter - September 25, 2019 - Kim Masters
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/marvel-s-kevin-feige-developing-star-wars-movie-disney-1243481


PODCAST VERSIONS AVAILABLE AT

Spotify:
(https://open.spotify.com/show/3qsDhQ7h6BR2wLyNQYDWB4)

iTunes:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/virtual-legality/id1448785539?mt=2)

SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-510342404)

Google Play Music:
(https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/In3d7qersx72lvzehxo7gu6cd5u)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


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On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers)
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About Hoeg Law

The Hoeg Law Firm is a business law firm with big law experience and a small firm approach focusing on start-ups, technology, financing, and everything else a business might need.


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