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'Star Wars 8' Director Rian Johnson Talks Practical Effects and Fan Pressure Yesterday was either a great day for Star Wars fans eagerly awaiting Episode VII, or a really bad one as Indie Revolver, Latino Review and Badass Digest divulged a Tsunami of spoilers, giving away pretty much the entire movie. From villains, to character flashbacks, to Stormtrooper designs and even Han Solo's wardrobe, nothing was left off the table of discussion. Of course, neither Disney nor Lucasfilm confirmed any of these leaks.

Rex From Disneyland’s Original Star Tours To Appear In ‘Star Wars Rebels’? I remember when the Star Tours ride first opened in 1987 (am I old?) they had a ABC Magical World of Disney special which focused on the attraction. And when I finally got to ride the attraction, it was just as magical as I had imagined, taking us on a tour of a galaxy far far away at the same time as the climactic moments of the Star Wars.

‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Will Resume Shooting Soon Just like in the beginning of Return of the Jedi, it took a while, but Han Solo is ready to go again. Harrison Ford‘s leg injury appears to be almost fully healed and after a two week hiatus, Star Wars Episode VII will resume shooting later this month. Read more about the Star Wars 7 filming schedule below. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, which was expected considering the July 6 update revealed the hiatus. But after writer director J.J. Abrams and crew finished filming in Ireland, he was spotted back in Los Angeles.

Disney And Amazon In Fight Over Captain America And Maleficent Blu-rays There is a standoff in the works here between Disney and Amazon over the contract terms for selling some of Disney’s biggest DVD/Blu-ray titles including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent, Million Dollar Arm and Muppets Most Wanted. The on-line retailer will have the right to sell the instant videos but not the DVD or Blu-ray copies according to Deadline. Consumers will have to go to other retail options like Best Buy or Target to purchase those unless the dispute is resolved.

Amazon Blocks DVD Pre-Orders Of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Hail Hydra! Earlier this month, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com, posted its biggest quarterly loss since 2012. For many years, the online mega-retailer has been basking in its own good fortunes but now that times are tough they are playing hardball to squeeze out a few pennies more from their suppliers. In June, Amazon went after Warner Bros.. They blocked DVD pre-order sales of The Lego Movie, 300: Rise of an Empire, Transcendence, and Winter's Tale. That dispute was later resolved. And now, Amazon is focusing their attention on Disney.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Star Daisy Ridley Will Return for Episodes 8 & 9 As J.J. Abrams continues production on his highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, fans of the galaxy far, far away are left with a frustratingly little amount of official information regarding the project. We know which actors will be lending their talents to the film, and that Abrams is using practical models and locations to fill out his take on the universe, but not much else. Everything from what the plot will entail to the Click to continue reading ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Star Daisy Ridley Will Return for Episodes 8 & 9

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Star Daisy Ridley Will Return for Episodes 8 & 9 As J.J. Abrams continues production on his highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, fans of the galaxy far, far away are left with a frustratingly little amount of official information regarding the project. We know which actors will be lending their talents to the film, and that Abrams is using practical models and locations to fill out his take on the universe, but not much else. Everything from what the plot will entail to the Click to continue reading ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Star Daisy Ridley Will Return for Episodes 8 & 9

STAR WARS REBELS: Hera & Kanan Don't See Eye To Eye In New Clip "Star Wars Rebels’ continues the epic tradition of the legendary ‘Star Wars’ saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.

Watch the First 'Into the Woods' Trailer

6:06 PM 7/31/2014 by Jeff Giles
Into the Woods
Wondering what it'll look like when Rob Marshall goes back to his Chicago-style musical roots with Disney's adaptation of the Broadway hit Into the Woods? We can't see the whole thing until December 25, but you can catch a glimpse right now courtesy of the first trailer, released today. Here's the official synopsis:

STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Director Rian Johnson Teases Overall Direction of the Film Last month we got the utterly fantastic news that Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, (in addition to crafting a treatment for Star Wars: Episode IX).  Johnson’s Looper is such an incredibly strong film that I have to imagine there will be a certain amount of quality gained from this if he’s allowed a reasonable amount of control over the project.  While details are still thin on Episode VIII (let’s face it, they’re still thin on Episode VII so I wouldn’t expect this to get better anytime soon) this is a sign that Lucasfilm and Disney are at least somewhat conce

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