Disney to Exapand Star Wars Mythos with Standalone Films

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Last night in an interview with CNBC Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger confirmed that work is currently underway to expand the Star Wars franchise by creating  standalone films. The lends credence to rumors of a Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett solo adventures, however there are no confirmations from Disney or Lucasfilm regarding characters or what era of the saga they will be producing. It does look like they will be shooting the new trilogy as well as these standalone films at the same time which … [Read more...]


J.J. Abrams Has Officially Signed on For ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Just yesterday, I reported that J.J. Abrams had been offered the director's chair of 'Star Wars Episode VII', taking over the reins once handled by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand, respectively. The Wrap had originally reported the news, but there was silence on the studio side, and almost everyone involved in both parties. Some started to chock it up to mere internet rumors. I wanted to believe the rumors were true, and I kept holding out hope that we'd hear something … [Read more...]


Disney CEO Bob Iger Had A Very Good 2012

2012 was a very very good year for Bob Iger.  Iger got a 18 percent to his pay package last year that boosted him to $37.1 Million as the company posted record revenue, net income and earnings per share.The Walt Disney Co. also credited Iger's leadership in the $4.06 billion acquisition of "Star Wars" creator Lucasfilms, along with the launch of theme park additions, cruise ships and the expansion of the Disney Channel overseas.Iger, 61, saw the biggest jump in pay from the value of new … [Read more...]


White House Responds to ‘Star Wars’ Death Star Petition

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In what I believe was a lighthearted moment the White House officially responded to a “We the People” petition to “secure  resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.”Though the White House has decided against going forward with the Death Star plan, and you can see the full version of why they oppose the idea HERE, the main points that came from the White House are:"The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850 quadrillion. We're … [Read more...]


Director Zack Snyder Developing a Standalone ‘Star Wars’ Film

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It looks like the 'Star Wars' train is full steam ahead right now. While we've heard about the possible new TV series on ABC, and we know that LucasFilm is planning a new trilogy set after 'Return of the Jedi', but now it looks like they're taking a page out of the Marvel book and developing films that are set outside of the new trilogy.It looks like Zack Snyder, who is currently working with DC on his new Superman film, 'Man of Steel', has quietly developing the film over at LucasFilm for … [Read more...]


ABC Considering ‘Star Wars’ TV Series

In October, word broke that Disney had acquired LucasFilm, to much shock to the industry and onlookers. Disney and LucasFilm have had a very good working relationship for a long time, so the two merging made sense. With the announcement, we also learned that we would be getting 'Star Wars: Episode VII' in 2015. But there were many unknown variables to the deal, including what else we would be seeing now from the 'Star Wars' universe. One thing I kept wondering about was what had happened to the … [Read more...]


Star Wars Creator George Lucas and Mellody Hobson Get Engaged

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Congratulations to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for proposing to his girlfriend since 2007 Mellody Hobson. The 68-year-old director/Master Jedi will be wedding the 43-year-old investment firm president Hobson who also serves as chairman of DreamWorks Animation and is a financial contributor to ABC's "Good Morning America."Lucas helped to launch the modern blockbuster age with his "Star Wars" sagas and "Indiana Jones" adventures. The original "Star Wars" still stands as the No. 2 film in … [Read more...]


Top 12 Disney News Items of 2012

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It's been a big news year for the Disney parks.  While we have seen some big changes like the addition of New Fantasyland, some news like our number 12 item has fostered very little attention. Here's a quick look back on the top 12 news stories and events of 2012!12. Senses - The spa at the Grand Floridian went through a massive overhaul, opening in December with a new name, Senses.  (In other Grand Floridian news, the resort is in the process of adding a Disney Vacation Club wing.)11. … [Read more...]


2013 Dates Revealed for Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios

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Gear up fanboys and fangirls for the triumphant return of Star Wars Weekends! Disney Parks just released the dates for set for every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17 – June 9 2013!The celebrity guests who make appearances in parades, special programs and autograph signings have not been announced at press time however Disney has named two stars who will be there during the event's duration. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" voice actors James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Ashley … [Read more...]


What Would Indiana Jones Do?

In a real-life Indiana Jones adventure a lawsuit has been filed in the state of Illinois by Dr. James Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology of Belize. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the nation of Belize over the Crystal Skull artifact that you will recognize from the film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.Who is Dr. James Awe and why does he have anything to do with Indiana Jones and the crystal skull? Well, Awe is a real-life” Indiana Jones and he is demanding … [Read more...]