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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Taps ‘Rogue One’ Screenwriter Gary Whitta for an Episode

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 5 hours ago
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We’ve yet to see how well Star Wars can expand crossovers of its cinematic universe beyond the upcoming films, but we may yet see TV’s Rebels interacting with its big screen brethren. Original Rogue One spinoff writer Gary Whitta has confirmed writing on an upcoming Rebels episode, which could well establish some connective tissue with the larger universe.

Disney Planning TV Channels Centered Around Marvel and ‘Star Wars’

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by Jacob Hall May 15, 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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Acquiring Lucasfilm and Marvel were just two minor steps in Disney’s grand plan to eventually own everything you love and control your life as Entertainment Overlord Supreme of the Planet Earth. But to be fair, they are a benevolent god. A caring god. A god that wants to make its riches available to you, should you want to indulge yourself. So prepare thyself: TV channels based entire on Marvel and Star Wars content may be coming.

Disney Wants Your Money, Announces an Indiana Jones Themed Restaurant

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by Jacob Hall May 13, 2015 @ 11:47 AM
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Just when you thought Disney wasn’t milking its ownership of Lucasfilm for all that it’s worth, the corporation that owns everything you love turns around and reveals an Indiana Jones themed restaurant opening this fall at Walt Disney World. And while this is undoubtedly a canny way to squeeze additional dollars out of visiting nerds, the surprisingly subtle theming is going to make any fan of the original movies grin.

The Coolest Movie Theme Park Attractions That Were Never Built

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by Matt Singer April 13, 2015 @ 11:07 AM
It’s a common complaint about modern movies: Between 3D and extensive computer special effects, they all start to look like theme park rides. And while that’s a subjective value judgment, the opposite is increasingly and objectively true; with each passing year, more and more theme park rides start to look like movies.

Disney Is Making a Live Action ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Movie

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by Jacob Hall April 2, 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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It was inevitable: Disney is making a live action Winnie the Pooh movie because of course Disney would make a live action Winnie the Pooh movie. The studio’s tactic of bringing their animated properties into the live action realm has already paid off with Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella, so why not pay another visit to the Hundred Acre Wood and let a live action Christopher Robin hang out with a CGI Piglet?

‘Mulan’ Is Disney’s Next Live-Action Adventure

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by Britt Hayes March 30, 2015 @ 5:26 PM
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Following the critical and commercial success of Cinderella, Disney is having a field day developing live-action versions of their beloved animated classics. In addition to Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, Tim Burton’s Dumbo and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, the studio is already planning on giving another one of its beloved properties the live-action treatment, and it’s one you might be pretty excited about: Mulan.

‘Star Wars’ Live-Action TV Series Rumored in Development Between Movies

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 24, 2015 @ 2:18 PM
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far removed from the notion of a third Star Wars trilogy every getting off the ground, rumors and development of a live-action Star Wars TV series buzzed about in every direction. We’d thought for certain that The Force Awakens, for all its sequels and spinoffs had firmly put that idea to bed, but a new rumor suggests Disney may draft a new Star Wars TV series to shoot in between films.

Watch 40 Years of Vintage Movie Toy Commercials

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by Matt Singer March 20, 2015 @ 1:26 PM
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It’s a common complaint about modern movies: “They only made this to sell toys.” And sometimes, that’s actually true. But there was a time, not that long ago, when that concept didn’t even exist, and toys based on movies were barely an idea, much less a guarantee. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane (and by memory lane, I mean YouTube) and watch movie toys (and movie marketing) evolve through 40 years of vintage movie toy commercials, from Planet of the Apes to The Avengers.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Gets a New Release Date, Rian Johnson Confirmed to Direct

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by Matt Singer March 12, 2015 @ 12:25 PM
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For months it’s been rumored, now it’s confirmed: Rian Johnson, the writer and director of Brick and Looper is officially the writer and director of Star Wars: Episode VIII. Disney CEO Robert Iger also revealed to company shareholders today that Episode VIII has its official release date: May 26, 2017 — 40 years and a single day after the release of the very first Star Wars back in 1977.