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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
J.J. Abrams Tapped to Write and Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

J.J. Abrams, the writer and director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been tapped to finish the latest trilogy, writing and directing Star Wars: Episode IX.
Last week it was announced that Lucasfilm and then-Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow had parted ways.
Trevorrow’s departure was the second high profile departure from a Star Wars film this summer. Earlier this summer Ron Howard took over the stand-alone Han Solo film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Lucasfilm said of Trevorrow’s departure that “we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for …

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[20 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
BB-8 to Meet Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting this Spring

BB-8, everyone’s favorite droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The droid will begin meeting guests at Star Wars Launch Bay alongside Kylo Ren and Chewbacca later this spring.
Star Wars Launch Bay is home to character meet-and-greets, galleries of memorabilia from the Star Wars galaxy, replicas of Star Wars artifacts, and more. Guests will find some items from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story too.
In addition to the new BB-8 meet-and-greet, guests can also enjoy other Star Wars-themed offerings at the Studios including Star Wars: …

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[12 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
‘Finding Dory’ Crosses $1 Billion Mark at Global Box Office

Pixar’s Finding Dory has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, making it the fifth biggest animated film of all time globally.
The film is also Pixar’s second billion dollar release along with Toy Story 3.
Finding Dory debuted in the US on June 17 and earned $135 million in its debut – which is the biggest debut ever for for an animated film.
The movie is also the No. 1 domestic film of 2016 and the seventh-highest grossing film of all time.
Internationally, Finding Dory has earned $65.9 million in …

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[16 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Principal Photography Begins on ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

Principal photograph has started on Star Wars: Episode VIII, about a month later than initially expected.
The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the story from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams, the director of The Force Awakens, is serving as an executive producer on the film.
Cast members for Episode VIII include Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwedonline Christies, and Andy Serkis.
New cast members include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, …

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[19 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Second Wave of Products from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Features Rey, Finn

Disney has released its “second wave” of products tied to the blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The new collection features new toys, collectibles, and other items that focus on key plot points of the movie including Kylo Ren’s identity and the reveal of Rey’s lightsaber.
The new product line also puts Rey front and center as the break out heroine of the film.
The Disney Store line of products including a Rey Lightsaber, Elite Series Die Cast Action Figures, a Kylo Ren Unmasked action figure, and a Deluxe Figure Play Set …

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[18 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Star Wars’ Merchandise at the Disney Parks

If you can’t get enough of Star Wars: The Force Awakens you’ll want to stop by the Disney Parks this year to check out the unique merchandise that has arrived at the parks.
One of the new items is a Force Push Role Play Action Set that allows you to move a Stormtrooper or a TIE Fighter with your Force Glove. Fans of adorable droid BB-8 will love the new BB-8 Spinning Top.
Star Wars apparel includes women’s shirts, a BB-8 inspired dress, a new tee featuring Han Solo and Chewbacca, and …

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[18 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Kylo Ren from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The newest villain from the Star Wars galaxy is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Kylo Ren will be meeting guests on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer at the Star Wars Launch Bay in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
He joins Chewbacca who is already in place at the Launch Bay. Other characters at the Launch Bay might include First Order Stormtroopers.
Guests at Disneyland will also have a chance to meet up with Kylo Ren at the West Coast edition of the Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland.
The Kylo Ren meet-and-greet is …

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[3 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News – ‘Star Wars’ Breaks Box Office Records, ‘Zootopia’ Preview, and More

Happy New Year! As great as 2015 was when it came to all things Disney, we’re certain this year is going to be even more amazing. We have some great news to recap so let’s jump right in!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to dominate at the box office – both domestic and global. The film earned $1 billion in a record 12 days, breaking the previous record held by Jurassic World which earned $1 billion in 17 days last summer.
Disney’s Zootopia is coming to theaters in March but guests …

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[28 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Earns $1 Billion at Global Box Office in Just 12 Days

Star Wars: The Force Awakens just keeps breaking box office records.
The latest record set by the film – earning $1 billion at the global box office in a mere 12 days. That breaks the previous record held by Jurassic World which earned $1 billion in 17 days last summer.
As of December 27, the film earned $544.6 million at the domestic box office and $1.09 billion worldwide.
The film earned $500 million at the domestic box office in just 10 days. It also had the biggest Christmas Day box office of all …

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[27 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Breaks Box Office Records, New Film Festival at Epcot, and More

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas! It was a rather slow week in Disney news, but there were a few standout items. So without further ado, let’s just right in!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened a little more than a week ago and started shattering box office records right from the start! Just in its opening weekend, The Force Awakens earned an all-time industry high of $248 million at the domestic box office and $281 million internationally for an all-time global record box office debut of $529 million.
Speaking …