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The Marvel Experience: Travelling Superhero Theme Park

The Marvel Experience: Travelling Superhero Theme Park
To anyone who’s ever wished for the chance to get more immersed in the world of their favourite superheroes, the announcement of plans for a new Marvel theme park will come as welcome news. Called The Marvel Experience, this new theme park will differ from existing Disney and Universal parks in one crucial way: rather than sticking to a fixed location, it will take the form of a pop-up park within a dome designed to travel around to different... 

Star Wars News: Spin-Off Movies, Disneyland and Redefining the Canon

Star Wars News: Spin-Off Movies, Disneyland and Redefining the Canon
Following its recent take-over of the franchise, Disney has revealed that it is now working on defining a clear, unified canon for the Star Wars universe. Previously, the franchise had been divided into separate parts: the version accepted by George Lucas, comprising his two movie trilogies, and the version open for others to change and play around with through novels, comics and other media. This gave Lucas the freedom to ignore additions to the... 

Warner Bros., Disney and Universal dominate box office market in 2013

Warner Bros., Disney and Universal dominate box office market in 2013
Warner Bros. led the way at the box office as the studio with the biggest market share in 2013, with their films earning a combined total of $5.035 billion worldwide. Their biggest earners included Man of Steal ($662 million worldwide), Gravity ($653 million worldwide) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($637 million worldwide). The Hobbit sequel is currently still on general release and has yet to open in China and Japan, so it could ultimately... 

The Avengers Effect – Venom & Sinister Six Spider-Man Spin-Offs Announced

The Avengers Effect – Venom & Sinister Six Spider-Man Spin-Offs Announced
Sony has revealed plans to expand its Spider-Man franchise to incorporate other Marvel comic-book characters. In addition to the franchise’s web-slinging hero, villains Venom and The Sinister Six are now set to star in their own spin-off movies. Alongside franchise newcomer Ed Solomon, Amazing Spider-Man 2 writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will write the script for Venom, with Kurtzman directing, and spidey co-writer Jeff Pinkner collaborating... 

Disney announce The Descendants, a new twist on classic characters

Disney announce The Descendants, a new twist on classic characters
With series such as Once Upon A Time and Grimm proving to studios that audiences have an appetite for new versions and spin-offs of their favourite characters, it was not long before studio executives commissioned another one of these projects to hit our screens. However, leave it to Disney to make an interesting move by having the project targeted at a younger/family audience (as opposed to having it on their more adult-centric ABC channel) on the... 

Disney acquires the rights to the future of Indiana Jones

Disney acquires the rights to the future of Indiana Jones
Walt Disney Studios have reached an agreement with Paramount Pictures that sees Disney owning the distribution and marketing rights to any future films in the Indiana Jones franchise, on top of retaining the ownership rights when they bought Lucasfilm. Under the new agreement Paramount are still in charge when it comes to the distribution of the first four Indiana Jones films. They will even receive an undisclosed sum of the profits on any future... 

Teaser Trailer for Disney’s Maleficent

Teaser Trailer for Disney’s Maleficent
Following the reveal of the first poster for Disney’s Maleficent, now comes the first teaser trailer. Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie as the title character, known as the villain from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. The film tells the story of what happens to Maleficent to make her become the person she is. Initially a pure hearted young woman, she suffers a betrayal that leaves her wanting revenge, ultimately placing a curse on Princess Aurora (Elle... 

Marvel Produces Four New Series for Netflix based on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage

Marvel Produces Four New Series for Netflix based on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage
Hot on the heels of news last month that Marvel was looking into producing four new television series and a mini-series for cable television and VOD services, Disney and Netflix have today confirmed in a press release an “unprecidented deal” for “multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel‘s most popular characters” to air on the VOD platform beginning in 2015. Previously, the characters these... 

Disney announce Avatar Land to launch in 2017 at Walt Disney World

Disney announce Avatar Land to launch in 2017 at Walt Disney World
In a somewhat surprising move, Disney announced plans two years ago to add an Avatar-based expansion to its Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World in Florida. Since then fans have been eagerly awaiting confirmation of how the project will look and when it’s due. At last weekend’s D23 Expo in Japan, the news finally came through that 2017 is when we can expect the land of Pandora to finally open to the public. Coming slap bang in the... 

Meet The Inquisitor – Disney’s First New Star Wars Character Revealed

Meet The Inquisitor – Disney’s First New Star Wars Character Revealed
In a special preview video shown at New York Comic Con over the weekend, Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, revealed the first new Star Wars character to be unveiled since Disney bought LucasFilm and took over the franchise last year. The Inquisitor is a brand new villain for the Star Wars Rebels series, tasked by Darth Vader with tracking down all remaining Jedi Knights. Much like the reaction to the Disney takeover in general,... 
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