The Making of Star Wars

As with anything Star Wars related, the rumors are flying fast and heavy about Star Wars: Rebels. This time, they’re about who might score the TV series, with names like Michael GiacchinoJ.J. Abrams, and John Williams being bandied about. Also after the jump:

  • Seth Green explains what’s happening with Star Wars: Detours
  • Peek at a viral recruitment site for Sienar Fleet Systems
  • Peruse some pages from The Making of Return of the Jedi
  • Scope out a new Star Wars exhibit at The Tech in San Jose

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Marvel Universe Live

Marvel already dominates comic book shelves, movie theaters, and now your TV sets. The only logical place to go after that is the stage. At New York Comic-Con this past weekend, Marvel announced they’re teaming with Feld Entertainment on Marvel Universe Live, designed to be an action-packed, live-action arena show that will start touring in July 2014. It will hit 85 cities over the next two years, telling a brand new original Marvel story featuring all your favorite superheroes and villains.

Read the full press release and watch two teasers below. Read More »

Marvel Universe

Marvel is creating its very own circus, and touring it across the United States. Dubbed The Marvel Experience, the project is a blend of theme park and museum elements housed under a 50,000 square feet dome (about the size of two football fields) that’ll travel to roughly 20 cities in 2014. Fans will be able to ride a 4D motion ride, watch 3D movies, interact with holograms, read motion comic books and more, all in one place. The whole thing is designed to make the customer feel like a superhero in the Marvel universe.  Read More »

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San Diego residents may be curious as to what the huge, black tent sitting in the middle of their city is all about. That’s just Battle School. Summit Entertainment teamed up with HGTV to created The Ender’s Game Fan Experience, a massive construct outside the Hilton Gaslamp that literally takes you through the sets Gavin Hood created for his upcoming film, Ender’s Game. We walked through and snapped some photos, which you can check out below, along with a brand new Battle School recruitment video. Read More »

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Honestly, we might never see a better summer than 1982. Almost every single weekend, Hollywood released a would be classic: The Thing, Blade Runner, E.T., the list goes on and on. And when something is that successful, what does Hollywood do? Release a sequel, of course. That’s exactly what the Alamo Drafthouse is doing this summer.

After last year’s successful Summer of ’82 screening series, this year will mark the Summer of 1983 screening series. Starting with the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, the Drafthouse’s various locations will screen movies such as Scarface, Risky Business, Octopussy, The Deadly Spawn, WarGames, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Jaws 3D and others.

Below, find out how to get tickets, see the poster and watch a trailer. Read More »

Disney Magic Cruise

Watching Disney integrate their big ticket purchases into old standbys has been fun. They’ve been doing it with Pixar for years, they’ll soon be doing it with Lucasfilm and, currently, Marvel is getting slotted into all the familiar spots. They’ve begun to show up in theme park gift shops, are soon getting their own land, and now, have invaded Disney Cruise Lines. After the jump, check out what Marvel’s Avengers Academy looks like on the Disney Magic cruise ship. Read More »

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Are you scratching your head looking for an exotic, geek-oriented destination vacation? Dubai could be a strong option in the next few years. A series of images have gone online for a planned Marvel themed attraction called Marvel City, and it looks like comic book heaven. Every inch is infused with exciting views and cool rides.

The structure, designed by Falcon’s Warehouse, is expected to open in 2014, though construction isn’t quite moving at a fast space. Check out a huge gallery of images below. Read More »

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Put Martin Scorsese up against any filmmaker and the native New Yorker has a fighting shot. Hawkes? Ford? Kubrick? Hitchcock? Spielberg? All legends, but Scorsese is undeniably in the same league. And this weekend marks one of the first full gallery shows specifically dedicated to his films.

Spoke Art has taken over New York’s Bold Hype Gallery for Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute, featuring work based on films such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Departed, Gangs of New York, Casino and many more. Artists such as Scott Campbell, Joshua Budich, Dave Perillo, Fernando Reza, Jayson Weidel, Jessica Deahl, Jon Smith, New Flesh, Paul Shipper, Rhys Cooper, Rich Pellegrino and Sam Smith have all contributed to the show, which is open Friday April 19 through Sunday April 21.

Check out a small sampling of the work below. Read More »

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