J.J. Abrams Will Still Produce a Third Star Trek Film

Source: LA Times

After yesterday’s surprise announcement that J.J. Abrams will be franchise-hopping from Star Trek to Star Wars, fans have been curious about what that means for the future of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew. Today, Paramount Pictures tells The LA Times that Abrams remains committed to Trek and will, at the very least, serve as producer on Star Trek III (or Star Trek XIII, depending on your point of view). What’s more, he’s also going to remain attached to at least one more film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. More

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    Seagate Wireless Plus – A Terabyte of Headroom for Your Tablet

       

        Reviewed by Michael Calore

        It wasn’t long after buying my iPad a couple of years ago that I discovered one of my favorite accessories: Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite drive.

        It’s a battery-powered hard drive that connects to your device of choice via an ad hoc Wi-Fi network. You can browse whatever’s on it using a simple app. The battery charge lasts about 5 or 6 hours — long enough for a couple of movies, and perfect for a cross-country flight. I have it loaded with a bunch of movie rips, and I take it with me every time I travel. There was enough agreement around the Wired office with regard to its general awesomeness to earn it one of our Top 3 “Best Features” awards in 2012. More

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          THQ Is Dead. Here’s Where Its Games Are Going

          After a few touch-and-go years of hanging by a financial thread, it looks like game publisher THQ is finally, completely done. After entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy and launching a bid to keep the company together by selling out to a single bidder, THQ saw its game development studios and properties sold off individually at auction this week to bidders including Ubisoft, Sega and Crytek. More

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            New IRON MAN 3 Promo Art Teases Additional Suits

            Teasing what appears to be additional suits of armor, or villains, in one of their backgrounds, the foreground of recent Iron Man 3 promo artwork spotlights Mark XLII, Iron Patriot and War Machine!

            DCMarvelFreshman – ComicBookMovie.com
            Marvel and director Shane Black’s “international, crisis thriller,” Iron Man 3, is gearing up for a big marketing push as many annual events, like Super Bowl, approach in addition to the threequel’s anticipated release date. From stills and posters to new footage, new promo/concept art is also expected. Mostly spotlighting Mark XLII, Iron Patriot and War Machine, furthermore, the latest comes via Trend International, teasing what may be first visuals of the actioner’s secondary foes!  More
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              Yet another 1st Class star might not be in Days of Future Past

              Trent Moore | Blastr

              First it was Emma Frost getting the cold shoulder from the producers of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and now it looks like another First Class star could also get left out of the eagerly anticipated sequel. More

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                Whoa! James Franco’s brutally honest opinion of Amazing Spider-Man

                Krystal Clark | Blastr

                James Franco bites his tongue for no one. The actor recently gave an impromtu review of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Franco himself starred as Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, which ran from 2002-2007. In a recent interview, he was asked his opinion on the reboot as well as successor Dane DeHaanMore

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                  STAR WARS IS BEING KICK-STARTED WITH DYNAMITE J.J. ABRAMS TO DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

                   Source Lucasfilm

                  After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay.

                  “It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie,” said Kennedy. “J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.” More

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                    J.J. Abrams Pilots Greenlit at Both NBC and FOX – One with Harry Potter’s Alfonso Cuarón, One with Fringe’s J.H. Wyman

                    by Eric Goldman | IGN

                    J.J. Abrams is a very busy guy, what with a new Star Trek movie he directed opening this summer, and, oh, the fact that he’s also directing Star Wars: Episode VII. But he continues to develop for television and today he impressively had two different projects, at two different networks, greenlit as pilots. More

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                      DOCTOR STRANGE and ANT-MAN Films Confirmed For Marvel’s ‘Phase Three’

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                      By Devin Pike | Bigfanboy.com

                      With THE AVENGERS capping off what Marvel calls their “Cinematic Universe: Phase One,” we got an idea that their cinema slate had a master plan: four or five showcase movies, capped by an Avengers all-star affair. “Phase Two” is set, and in production, with IRON MAN 3 leading the charge this May. More

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                        Robotech Film Moves Forward, Lands Director

                        Robotech Film Moves Forward, Lands Director

                        By Joseph Baxter | G4

                        It appears that there’s still life in the long-discussed live-action Robotech film, after all. After several years in developmental purgatory, Warner Bros. is finally moving forward with the project, appointing feature film newcomer, Nic Mathieu to the director’s chair. More

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                          THQ memo asks employees to pack up today

                          Employees of THQ’s corporate HQ and Vigil studio will conclude working for the bankrupt publisher today. In a memo obtained by IGN, employees received a “frequently asked questions” memo regarding the end of their employment.
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                            LEGO® STAR WARS®: The Empire Strikes Out™ Animated Special Arrives on DVD

                            starwarslegodvdAfter a record breaking debut on Cartoon Network, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm announced today that LEGO® Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Out will release on DVD this coming March 26, 2013. The 22-minute original standalone special will bring the same tongue-and-cheek humor fans know and love in a brand new epic adventure featuring everyone’s favorite LEGO Star Wars characters. More

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                              Kingdom Hearts Voice Actor Drops A Big Hint

                              Kingdom Hearts Voice Actor Drops A Big Hint

                              By Adam Rosenberg | G4

                              What could be coming up soon for Kingdom Hearts? Jesse McCartney, Roxas voice actor for the English-language side of the series, tweeted a photo of a mic and an image of Roxas on a monitor, pair with the text “recording for the next chapter” (via NeoGAF). Both have been removed, but that only further fuels the speculation. More

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                                KEVIN FIEGE CONFIRMS DR. STRANGE AND ANT-MAN AS THE START OF MARVEL’S “PHASE THREE”

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                                BY SHAWN MADDEN | Geekscape

                                Both Ant-Man and Doctor Stange have been two projects that Marvel Studios has talked about but never confirmed. That was until at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con when Marvel announced finally announced Ant-Man was happening. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has now spoken about Marvel Studios “Phase 3″ and stated that the character will be a major part of it. More

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                                  WBG Episode 6: King of the Nerds, Really

                                  WBGP-PODHello! It’s been a been a while folks since the last podcast. Hope everyone got out of the holidays with some good geek stuff. In this episode we discuss the reemergence of talks in regards to the new Star Wars TV series, a new Batman movie and 2012 a year in review.

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                                    Django toys banned: Ebay refuses to sell Django toys after site-wide ban

                                    The now infamous Django toys have been banned from eBay, killing all hope for toy collectors to get the now ultra rare figures from the slave movie epic “Django Unchained.”

                                    Within the last few weeks, a firestorm of controversy erupted when civil rights groups bemoaned the idea of young people playing with slavery-inspired toys. More

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                                      ‘Star Trek’ director J.J. Abrams will call the shots on the new ‘Star Wars’ movie

                                      By  | Movie Talk

                                      Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Lucasfilm

                                      Can someone do both “Star Trek” and “Star Wars“? Apparently so.

                                      It looks like J.J. Abrams will be the director of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the first “Star Wars” film under the Disney banner and the first installment of a planned new trilogy, according to reports published Thursday. Neither Lucasfilm nor Abrams has officially confirmed yet, but an official announcement is said to be forthcoming. More

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                                        PS4: Sony Will Let Microsoft Make First Move

                                        by Daniel Krupa | IGN

                                        You may have noticed that there are lots of rumours flying about regarding next-gen consoles. No one knows definitely when Microsoft and Sony will unveil their successors to the current Xbox and PlayStation, but Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai has said that it will let Microsoft make the first move.

                                        Sony CEO, Kaz Hirai

                                        In the Business section of The Times today, Hirai said, “Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?”

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