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In Star Wars, you can mark the passing of time through Stormtroopers. Before the Empire existed, Stormtroopers weren’t around. As war escalated, clones filled the role and fought for the Republic. Eventually, those white-suited soldiers began fighting for the Empire once the Republic fell. Then Ewoks used their heads as drums.

Which brings us to Star Wars Episode VII. We have very little idea exactly where there galaxy stands after the destruction of the second Death Star. All we know is that 30 years have passed. Much can happen in 30 years, and it seems whatever role the Stormtroopers now fill, they look different. A few photos hit the net earlier this week that may (or may not) show how the Star Wars 7 Stormtroopers look. Check out the pics below and discuss. Read More »

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Pixar works on their films for years; most releases are developed for a good five years. Almost every film they’ve developed has had problems at one point of another. Some, like Ratatouille and Toy Story, were completely reworked when Pixar realized the story wasn’t working. The film newt was announced in 2008 at a Disney presentation, and canceled only two years later, making it the first announced Pixar movie to be canceled. Now we learn how the death of one story gave birth to another.

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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: New photos of Elizabeth Lail as Anna, Georgina Haig as Elsa and Scott Michael Foster as Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen in ABC’s Once Upon A Time has been released. Hit the jump to see it now.

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After years of anticipation and months of controversy, Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man starts filming on Monday, August 18. Then it’ll be a race to the finish as the director will have less than a year to complete the film, which is set for release July 17, 2015. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for improvisation, but in between Edgar Wright leaving the project and the start of shooting, a lot of work has been done to change the film and also add more connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Latino Review now reports on a few characters which will potentially cameo in the film, connecting Ant-Man to the larger world both in the movies and on TV. Read about the Ant-Man cameos below. Read More »

Frozen Royal Welcome Disney World

In this Disney centric edition of Theme Park Bits, read about the following:

  • The stars of Big Hero 6 will do meet and greets at Disney parks.
  • Check out a possible photo of the castle at Shanghai Disneyland, which you can access via high speed train.
  • See some concepts for a potential Dubai Disneyland.
  • Check out video of the new Ratatouille restaurant.
  • Monsters University and A Nightmare Before Christmas take over Disneyland for Halloween.
  • Frozen has taken over Disney Hollywood Studios through September 1.
  • John Rhys-Davies returned to the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland.
  • Watch a crash at a Disney World stunt show.

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Elsa Frozen

Two years ago, I was at Disney Animation Studios to learn about Wreck It Ralph. At the same time, there were some photos on the wall from this little movie called Frozen. When I asked about them, everyone was very coy. They mentioned the film would be about two princesses and set in the snow, but that was about it. How could I know that behind those walls, animators were making what would become a multiple Oscar-winner and the biggest animated film of all-time?

Now, you too can step into Disney Animation Studios and learn about Frozen. Disney will air The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic on Tuesday September 2 at 8 p.m. on ABC. It’s all new hour of behind the scenes footage about the film, which will also include a sneak preview of their latest, Big Hero 6, and promises to “include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of Frozen and a never-before-seen preview of “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit Once Upon a Time.” Does that just mean the upcoming books? Or could it possibly refer to a movie? Read more about the Frozen TV special below. Read More »

Mark Hamill Episode VII Set

Just like in the beginning of Return of the Jedi, it took a while, but Han Solo is ready to go again. Harrison Ford‘s leg injury appears to be almost fully healed and after a two week hiatus, Star Wars Episode VII will resume shooting later this month. Read more about the Star Wars 7 filming schedule below. Read More »

Marvel Has a Finished Script for ‘The Inhumans’

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Marvel Studios is growing ever-more confident. Once, Guardians of the Galaxy was seen as a risky move. The success of that film proved that the combination of smart casting and Marvel’s marketing machine can overcome the big hurdle of audience unfamiliarity. So how weird can Marvel’s character stable get? The next test may be The Inhumans. Rumors have flown for some time, of development of a film based on the strange characters. Vin Diesel just teased the possibility of the movie, and now there’s a report that Marvel has an Inhumans script in hand. Read More »

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