jeff goldblum in jurassic park

Jeff Goldblum has signed on to reprise his Jurassic Park character of Ian Malcolm for J. A. Bayona‘s upcoming sequel Jurassic World 2. Hit the jump for more details on the Jeff Goldblum Jurassic World 2 casting.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Cast

Hollywood is sorta-kinda starting to introduce gay characters into family films (even though the results can sometimes be pretty half-assed). Last month, Power Rangers introduced a gay team member and Beauty and the Beast introduced Walt Disney Studio’s first gay character. Now it seems that Marvel might be joining in with an LGBT character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Here’s what we know about a possible gay Guardians of the Galaxy team member.

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star wars rebels season 4

In today’s edition of Star Wars Rebels Bits, voice actor Ashley Eckstein teases Ahsoka Tano’s possible return to Star Wars Rebels and talks about her hopes for the future of the characters, Rosario Dawson continues to campaign to play Ahsoka in a live-action movie, the final season of the DisneyXD animated series will have a reduced episode count but a more serialized story, how the final season may tie into Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, showrunner Dave Filoni talks about his aspirations to direct a live-action Star Wars standalone movie, and promises that the final season will have a more serialized continuous story arc than anything he’s done so far. Hit the jump to hyperspace.
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born in china

DisneyNature has been continuing the tradition Walt Disney started many years ago of producing animal documentaries filled with story, excitement, adventure, and fun. Their latest release, Born in China, ventures into the wilds of China to capture intimate moments with a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Whenever I’m watching a DisneyNature film, I sit there wondering how they create these films. The subjects are not as predictable and are much harder to photograph than the subjects of a traditional documentary. Are the stories crafted before the filmmakers head out into the wilds? Or is a narrative constructed in the editing room?

Last month, I talked with Born in China producer Roy Conli to find out the answers to these questions. Conli also serves on the Walt Disney Animation Studios Story Trust and has also produced films ranging from Treasure Planet to Frozen to Big Hero 6. As you’d expect, the nature documentary process is fascinating. Did you know that it took them 90 days to even get the first shot of the cubs in this movie? We discuss that and more in our Born in China interview.

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Avengers Infinity War Set Photo - Thanos

With the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press junket happening this week in Los Angeles, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has been participating in numerous interviews talking about the future of the company’s films. We’ve collected a few choice quotes below, including Feige talking about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be “very, very different” after Avengers: Infinity War, his plans to hire more top caliber Hollywood veterans, and an update on the studio’s filming slate.

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Hot Toys - GOTG2 - Groot Life Size Collectible Figure_PR20

When I was on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we were talking to the propmaster Russell Bobbitt who was letting us wear Starlord’s headphones when I asked “are there any cool new props we can see from this movie?” He knew exactly what I would want to see. He turned on his radio and made that call “Bring out Baby Groot”. A security guy comes over with a big security case which he unlocked with a key and carefully opened up. Inside was a life-size scale model of Baby Groot. “You want to hold him?” Bobbitt asked. I did.

I know some of you have already seen how cute Baby Groot is in the trailers for the film, but imagining seeing him for the first time in your arms. He looked so real, or as real as he possibly could. Some green moss was even growing out of the top of his head. I commented then, “if someone sells a life-size replica of this, I’ll probably have to buy it.” Well, that day has come. Hot Toys has announced they will be making a life-size Baby Groot replica. Hit the jump to see photos and to learn more about the release.

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adam warlock guardians of the galaxy

When I was on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, director James Gunn mentioned that his original treatment for the sequel featured another major character. Today, during my interview with Gunn, the filmmaker finally revealed that his sequel originally had a major role for Adam Warlock, strongly indicating that Warlock will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Read on for the full story, including why he was cut out.

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war for the planet of the apes comic book miniseries

War for the Planet of the Apes takes place two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And to help bridge that time jump, 20th Century Fox has teamed up with BOOM! Studios to present a new comic book miniseries. Read on to learn more about the War For the Planet of the Apes comic book mini-series and to take a look at the first issue.

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Star Wars Land at Night

We are only two years away from being able to step inside the Star Wars galaxy in Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Star Wars-themed lands. This past week, we have learned a lot about Star Wars Land‘s highly immersive experience, including how your own personal interactive story will follow around the land and the possibility of a fully immersive resort hotel experience that would allow you to sleep and live on a starship.

A new Bloomberg article focusing on Disney World’s upcoming Avatar-themed land gives us a few new details about the Star Wars experience and it sounds awfully cool.

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star wars hotel
Disney has recently begun surveying guests about a possible Star Wars resort hotel which could be built at Walt Disney World. According to the information presented in the survey, the hotel would allow guests to take a vacation on an “actual” Star Wars Starship. Below, we’ve gathered all of the details about this proposed Star Wars hotel experience.

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