Star Wars - Han Solo and Chewbacca

For years, we heard rumblings and rumors about a live-action Star Wars TV show from creator George Lucas. We’d heard there were hundreds of scripts written or at least outlined, but it was simply too expensive to produce for television. The project was referred to as Star Wars: Underworld.

When Disney bought Lucasfilm, those scripts, hours and hours of new Star Wars content, were part of the package. Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly what Disney has planned for television (besides Rebels). Odds are, this show will never happen. The biggest clue is one of the writers, who is now part of an ambitious Indiana Jones Kickstarter project, has actually talked about the show on record. His name is Stephen Scaia and he explained that some of the stories were key elements of Han Solo‘s backstory. They explored events such as Han Solo meeting Chewbacca, Solo winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian, and more.  Read More »

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Should he ever find it, he’ll have at least one star on board. Star Joshua Jackson admitted in the same interview that “of course” he’d come back for a Mighty Ducks 4. Read Kerner and Jackson’s comments after the jump, including Kerner’s explanations of some of the ideas he’s had.

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Peyton Reed (Yes Man) is reportedly the new frontrunner for the job, although Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Goon) may still be in play as well. Hit the jump for all the latest details.

UPDATE: THR adds that David Wain is also in consideration. Wain already has a strong relationship with star Paul Rudd, having directed him in Wet Hot American SummerThe TenRole ModelsWanderlust, and, most recently, They Came Together.

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The MCU may be mapped out through 2028, but Kevin Feige isn’t always forthcoming about specific details on those plans. However, a recent raft of trademark applications from Marvel may offer a few clues.

Some of the trademarks, like Guardians of the Galaxy and Age of Ultron, have obvious connections to films we already know about. But others, like Strikeforce Morituri and Journey Into Mystery, could just be hinting at other projects to come. Speculate with us after the jump.

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Thanos Guardians of the Galaxy

We got our very first glimpse of Thanos during the end credits of 2012′s The Avengers, and we know he’s likely to be the big bad in The Avengers 3. But in between, we’re going to be seeing him (voiced by Josh Brolin) in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. So what, exactly, will he be doing there?

A new report offers some big clues about how and how much he’ll figure into Guardians – and where he might go from there. Hit the jump to get the details. (Be aware that potential spoilers lay ahead.)

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