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...]