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In all the excitement over the past few weeks, be it Star Wars trailers, Jurassic World trailers, the holidays or major studio leaks, it’s almost hard to believe 2015 is nearly upon us. It should be an excellent year filled with blockbusters the likes of which we have never seen. As time moves on though we’re going to be seeing lots and lots more of those blockbusters and, now, you can finally analyze Tony Stark’s new armor in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This Age of Ultron Iron Man suit comes courtesy of everyone’s favorite high end collectible company, Hot Toys. They’ve released a ton of images of the Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Mark XLIII suit which even comes with an Ultron accessory.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom rumors notwithstanding, it looks like Johnny Depp‘s Jack Sparrow will making new friends (and enemies) in Pirates of the Caribbean 5Javier Bardem was set as the villain a couple months back, while Brenton Thwaites booked the sidekick role a few weeks back. Now Disney is eyeing a whole bunch of up-and-coming actresses for the female lead including Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) and Gabriella Wilde (Carrie).

Get details on the potential Pirates of the Caribbean female lead after the jump.  Read More »

doctor strange ancient one

There are a few big characters in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which acts as one of the first salvos in Marvel’s big Phase Three story set. The primary is obviously Doctor Strange himself, to be played by Benedict Cumberbatch. There’s at least one villain, who may be played by Daniel Bruhl, and may or may not be Strange’s early adversary Baron Mordo. Strange and Mordo meet because they have the same teacher, the Ancient One, and he’s the third big character for the film.

So who plays the Ancient One? We don’t know yet, though there has been speculation that it could potentially be Al Pacino, who recently revealed that he has met with Marvel. Now a new report says there is an Ancient One shortlist of three names, with all the actors already contacted about possibly playing the character. Pacino is not one of them. It’s a fairly diverse group — get an eyeful of the Ancient One shortlist below. Read More »

avengers guardians of the galaxy crossover

We all just assumed Avengers: Infinity War, Parts 1 and 2, would see The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy teaming up to fight Thanos. Looking at the schedule of things, that just seemed like the logical way to go. And while we don’t know that’s not how it’s going to go, in a new interview, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 writer and director James Gunn put that simple, straightforward, team plus team crossover in doubt. He said that “Thinking that everything is going to come together in a perfect way is not necessarily the way it’s going to happen.” What could that mean? We’ll explore the Avengers Guardians of the Galaxy crossover below. Read More »

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I have to say, this is a particularly good edition of Star Wars Bits. Dare I say, it’s a must read. Let’s get right to it. Below, read about the following:

  • Watch how Ben Burtt created the sound for the Millennium Falcon hyperdrive failure.
  • Star Wars Rebels Season 2 will debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
  • Sunday afternoon, Disney XD will air a video revealing new secrets of The Force Awakens trailer.
  • A Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser poster could be coming next week.
  • And while you wait, see some really awesome new Force Awakens fan art.
  • Disney’s ride Star Tours: The Adventures Continue could get A Force Awakens upgrade.
  • An interesting piece of speculation about Luke Skywalker’s purpose in The Force Awakens.
  • Do the Force Awakens Topps card number match with the old Topps Star Wars cards?
  • What do the Star Wars: The Force Awakens names actually mean?

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First Look: Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book

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Disney has released the first look at concept art for Jon Favreau‘s new “live-action” version of The Jungle Book. I use quotation marks around live action because the film will seamlessly blend live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, “using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.” So basically imagine how James Cameron shot Avatar with some live-action elements but mostly a computer created world populated with photo realistic animals of Life of Pi or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. See the full piece of Jon Favreau The Jungle Book concept art after the jump

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Mark Hamill Episode VII Set

Lucky for us, Mark Hamill has a lot of other things going on besides returning to Star Wars. It means there’s plenty of opportunities to ask him about Star Wars! The actor recently completed shooting on J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens and gushed about how it made him feel to see such a huge reaction to the first trailer. Now, in yet another interview, Luke Skywalker himself talked about how he did not like growing a beard for the new film but how much he loved playing with the new droid BB-8. And yes, that droid is a practical effect.

He also talked about being hesitant to come back and surprised at Harrison Ford‘s enthusiasm. There are really some great quotes here, so check them out below. Read More »

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The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer had everyone talking about the new baddie (and possible Sith lord) Kylo Ren’s lightsaber which featured a laser sword cross-guard. Some have argued about the practicalness of this new design, but most people think its cool regardless. And now we learn another radically different unconventional lightsaber design is about to be revealed in the Star Wars universe, but not on the big screen.

The unconventional new lightsaber design will debut on Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars Rebels. And no, I’m not talking about The Inquisitor’s double-bladed spinning lightsaber which premiered earlier in the season — I’m talking about an all new design we have yet to see. For those who don’t want to wait, check out the concept art after the jump along with all of the details on the new Star Wars Rebels lightsaber.

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