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The Force is strong with the stars of Episode VII as the film has once again begun shooting, but that’s not all that’s happening in the world of Star Wars. Below, read about the following:

  • Star Wars Episode VII has begun filming once again.
  • Is Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta‘s Spin-Off Movie about Yoda?
  • Possible confirmation of that Episode VII Stormtrooper helmet.
  • Watch a video of the Star Wars Rebels timeline.
  • Executives hint that Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity.
  • Dave Filoni discusses the use of music and creation of character in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Get a sneak peak at the Jakks Pacific toys for Star Wars Rebels.

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Disney Infinity Marvel 10

No company has even close to the character roster Disney has. In addition to their original characters, theme park characters, animated movie characters and Pixar characters they now own all the Marvel characters and Lucasfilm characters. But how to get each of those universes into one video game? Enter Disney Infinity, a genius idea where users can buy collectable statues of characters which make that character playable in a unique, free-roaming video game world. The first version of the game was released in 2013 and became an instant success.

That first iteration of the game only used Disney characters but a 2.0 version of Infinity has just been revealed which will tie in Marvel’s characters. Below, check out the first trailer and images of Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes. Read More »

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A couple cool video game/movie tie ins are flying around the news, so it was time for an edition of Video Game Bits.

With The Raid 2 hitting theaters everywhere this week, a retro-style online fighting game is making the rounds allowing you to kick ass, Rama style. Second, a new video teases Marvel superheroes like The Avengers are coming to the popular video game/toy collecting trend, Disney Infinity. And finally, a crowdfunded project called Megafoot, which is for a movie that’ll pit Bigfoot against a cyborg version of himself, has released a unique and awesome perk where contributors can get an exclusive 8-bit Nintendo cartridge tied into the movie. Read about all of this below. Read More »

Star Wars Old Republic

There was actual Star Wars movie news Tuesday when a Disney shareholders letter revealed Star Wars Rebels would debut with a full length movie. However, that wasn’t the only interesting thing in the document. Below, read about another huge piece of information and more.

  • Disney thinks they have 40 years worth of content thanks to Star Wars.
  • Watch a trailer for the new free-to-play Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion.
  • One location proposal for a George Lucas museum has been rejected.
  • Star Wars characters might be coming to Disney Infinity.
  • A familiar face holding the number “7″ graces the cover of an international movie magazine.
  • Star Wars Episode VII starts filming in May.

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The White House’s statement regarding the Death Star petition was nothing if not good-humored, but it seems the administration would prefer not to waste their time on such frivolous requests going forward. (Imagine that!) Whereas the Death Star proposal needed only 25,000 signatures to merit a response, the threshold for getting an official White House response has now been raised to 100,000 signatures.

As of right now, only one active petition — to recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group — is past that mark. If we know the Internet, though, even the 100K line should be no problem for the next geek who wants to, say, raise funds for Hoth exploration. [Mediaite]

After the jump, read about Once Upon a Time‘s Star Wars not-quite-crossover, Disney Infinity‘s potential plans for Star Wars and Marvel, and how much Samuel L. Jackson still really wants to return for Episode VII.

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An imagination is the ultimate playground. There you can take anything you want and make it do anything you want. If you want a character from a movie to fight a character from a video game in the world of a comic book, your imagination can do that, no matter what logistical issues it might present in real life. Disney is now trying to take that limitless imagination and turn it into a video game.

Disney Infinity uses a physical toy and platform system, much like Skylanders, with which gamers can take control of characters from both the Disney and Pixar universes and team them up on any kind of adventure imaginable. Of course, if you’d like them to live in a movie world, that can be arranged too, as packs specific to movies like Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lone Ranger and others will be available.

Disney Infinity is being developed for all major gaming platforms and will begin to roll out in June. If you watch the trailer below, details about the concept get clearer. Read More »

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