Today’s Sequel Bits is jam-packed with quotes, videos, images, and more. After the jump:

  • Die Hard is getting a permanent mural for its 25th birthday
  • J.J. Abrams talks Star Trek; what do the comics tell us?
  • Who wants a walk-on role in Insidious Chapter 2?
  • Jack Reynor comments on his Transformers 4 casting
  • Dave Franco would like to come back for 21 Jump Street 2
  • Bruce Boxleitner is not sure if he’s coming back for Tron 3
  • Katee Sackhoff talks Riddick, Vin Diesel offers a new pic
  • See the futuristic cars of Mad Max: Fury Road in action

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Marvel Comics Kills Off Major Superhero Character

This is a big week for comics, because in the pages of one book the editorial staff at Marvel pushed a major Marvel character into the realm of the dead. While death often isn’t a big deal in comics, as characters can die and return within the span of just a few issues, this one seems like a big deal not just because of the character’s identity, but the particular manner of his death means the effect could be more permanent than most.

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Bad news on the Star Wars front today. Remember earlier this week when we thought part of the plot to Star Wars Episode VII had leaked and Luke Skywalker was returning to Yavin IV to create a Jedi Academy? Well, that’s not happening, or at least the reporter said he was incorrect. Also, fans of what Dark Horse has done with the Star Wars franchise better get their fill soon because, when their contract runs out with Lucasfilm in 2013, all signs point to Marvel – which is owned by Disney – getting the rights. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Episode VII isn’t coming out for a few years yet, but 2013 promises lots of non-cinematic Star Wars releases, including a new comic book series, a novel by Timothy Zahn, and an expansion to The Old Republic. After the jump:

  • George Lucas once had plans for four Star Wars trilogies
  • Kathleen Kennedy teases an Episode VII update coming in January
  • Ewan McGregor wants to return, maybe as a hologram
  • Samuel L. Jackson is also willing to return as a ghost
  • Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman talk Star Wars: Legacy
  • Timothy Zahn discusses his novel Scoundrels and Episode VII
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting an expansion

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We’ve been treating Disney’s Lucasfilm acquisition like it was a done deal, but in fact it still hasn’t quite closed. It did take a step closer this week, though, when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reviewed the proposed acquisition and gave it the go-ahead. Neither company has announced when exactly the deal will be finalized. [The Force]

Also after the jump: Darth Vader pitches in on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Dark Horse has big plans for 2013, fans build a life-sized Millennium Falcon, and Peter Jackson cites Star Tour as his 48 fps inspiration.

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We call it Sequel Bits, but technically speaking, two of these items are about prequels, not sequels. After the jump:

  • Watch a short animated prequel to The Man with the Iron Fists
  • Star Trek Into Darkness will get a prequel comic book miniseries
  • Is Michael Bay planning to shoot Transformers 4 in London?
  • Latest Skyfall clip has 007 and Q meeting for the first time
  • Which Skyfall stars are already signed on for future Bond films?
  • Zach Galifiankis goes for an eventful drive in The Hangover Part III set video

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Quentin Tarantino‘s revenge “southern” Django Unchained hits theaters at Christmas, with Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz playing a pair of bounty hunters who track down a trio of slaver brothers, and eventually the wife taken from Django. But that screen telling won’t be the only version of the story.

At San Diego Comic Con this year Vertigo Comics announced that it would publish a five-issue comic book version of Django Unchained, based on Tarantino’s original screenplay for the film. R.M. Guéra (Scalped) is doing the interior art, and Jim Lee is doing the variant cover for the first issue.

We’ve got the first look at Lee’s art below, along with the debut of the cover for the third issue, by Massimo Carnavale. Read More »

What did one man do to get noticed for a job on Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show? How did Dredd 3D do at the box office? Which Pixar Easter Egg made it into The Avengers? Will Kevin Feige be taking risks with Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2? Is Marvel canceling The Amazing Spider-Man? Want to watch interviews from people related to Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Returns Part 1? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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