White House Responds to ‘Star Wars’ Death Star Petition

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

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

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

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

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...]

Staggs Says Avatar Land Is Still On

During the Grand Opening Press Event for Walt Disney World's New Fantasyland, Parks and Resort Chairman Tom Staggs confirmed that another one of the WDW projects is still on track - that being the Avatar Land to be built in Disney's Animal Kingdom.News on the "Avatar" land front has been quiet for some time since it was announced more than a year ago.   This has caused the rumor mill to be filled with stories that the land was either being re-evaluated or even cancelled.  Fuel was poured on … [Read more...]

Save the Galaxy and Use the Force For Free – Star Wars: The Old Republic is Free-to-Play

BioWare™, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc.  and LucasArts has taken their critically-acclaimed, massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic is now Free-to-Play! Now players can experience the complete storylines of all eight, iconic Star Wars™ classes, all the way to level 50 without paying a monthly fee.“There has never been a better time to start playing with us. We want to give our players the freedom to enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic when and how they want,” said … [Read more...]

Toy Story 3 Screenplay Writer Michael Arndt Begins Work on Star Wars – Episode 7

Pre-production work on Star Wars: Episode VII is well underway and with speculation running rampant on who will be directing the new trilogy, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. Arndt won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 (2010).Are you looking forward to it? Or are you a Star Wars purist … [Read more...]