Marvel Signs WWE’s Dave Bautista for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Mixed martial artist and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista has closed his deal to play Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios’ sci-fi adventure movie being directed by James Gunn.

Bautista has been in the mix for the part since late last year, competing with actors such as Isaiah Mustafa, Patrick Wade and Jason Momoa.Momoa was pegged as the man for the gig in February by online geek blogs — prematurely, it turns out. More
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    Joel Silver, Studio Canal To Reboot John Carpenter’s ‘Escape From New York’

    Joel Silver‘s Silver Pictures has joined forces withStudio Canal to build a new franchise with a retelling ofEscape From New York. The 1981 John Carpenter original starred Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken, a tough convict dropped into a futuristic New York that has been turned into a post-apocalyptic maximum security prison. He’s charged with rescuing the president (Donald Pleasence), who is held hostage by the prison kingpin (Isaac Hayes) after his plane crashes within the city walls. Snake’s offered a pardon if he’s successful, but fitted with a lethal device that will kill him if he tries to run or misses the deadline. More

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      LucasArts: A Publisher In Limbo

      The Disney acquisition of LucasFilm last October included all of the company’s subsidiaries, including Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, and veteran game developer LucasArts. While news since the acquisition has been mostly focused – and justifiably so – on an announcement of a new Star Wars movie in production, what does the future hold for LucasArts? More

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        Kawaii International

        Kawaii International

        The NHK TV Program Kawaii International celebrates a one-year anniversary with Episode #10, which will premiere on March 29th.  Viewers outside of Japan can stream this program live through NHK World’s website. More

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          UK Princess Mononoke Stage Adaptation Travels to Japan

          A stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke will be presented from April through June at London’s New Diorama Theatre and Tokyo’s AiiA Theater.  The project began as a Kickstarter campaign that launched in November of last year.  More

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            WBG Episode 14: Failure to launch, Requiem.

            WBGP-POD The guys talk about the EPIC FAIL that was the SimCity launch. They also recap their contest at MegaCon. The Walking Dead was discussed and caught up. And we get to a deep discussion of the cancellation of Star Wars the Clone Wars. We also welcome new staff members and new friends of the show Well Watchers. SEE YOU AT MEGACON and be a BE A PART OF THE GEEK REVOLUTION!!!

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              Neon Alley Review

              Neon Alley is a programmed channel available on PS3 and Xbox360 that streams uncut dubbed anime in HD.  It costs $6.99 a month for 24/7 access and they offer a 1-week free trial if you provide them with valid credit card information.  I signed up for the free trial and chose to access the application through PS3.  More

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                No Decision Yet on Reuniting ‘Star Wars’ Cast: Disney CEO

                No decision has been made about reuniting the old “Star Wars” cast in the coming sequels, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Tuesday.

                “This is one of the biggest franchises ever created so we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to be associated with it and bring it into the future,” Iger said of “Star Wars.” More

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                  Hey LucasArts, Get Your Act Together

                  I’ve had it with LucasArts. The publisher/developer’s latest head-scratching move,allegedly pumping the brakes on the promising third-person next-gen bounty-hunting action game Star Wars 1313, leaves me to wonder if – or rather, why – the once-proud subsidiary of Lucasfilm has now become a joke that gamers are the butt of. More

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                    With a sad heart, The Clone Wars is over.

                    Earlier today Lucasfilm and Disney announced that Star Wars The Clone Wars is over, and Star Wars Detours has been, well detoured. The Clone Wars had a Great run, 5 Seasons, over 100 episodes, and an ending leaving EVERYONE asking questions. In a video response from Dave Filloni, he teases some new action that we will be seeing in the future, More

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                      A New Direction For Lucasfilm Animation

                      Lucasfilm Animation looks to end Clone Wars and start anew:

                      “As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come. More

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                        GameBoy turned Flash Drive? Rainbow BMO Release at SXSWi


                        It is Adventure Time! Mimoco release our favorite Gameboy, BMO Rainbow, as a Mimobot! While I admit I do know as much about Adventure Time, I will say I like this character and how it has translated over the the mimobot form. BMO Rainbow comes preloaded with an exclusive desktop interface featuring a full Adventure Time episode and their MimoDesk suite, which includes BMO-themed wallpapers, icons and avatars. BMO Rainbow MIMBOT is limited to 2,000 hand-numbered units. Get yours NOW! More

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                          WDW Tiki Room: March 8, 2013 – Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Preview

                          WDW Tiki Room: March 8, 2013 – Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Preview

                          WDWTR iTunes logoWDW Tiki Room hosts Kristen and special guest Natalie (http://meetthemagic.com) discuss the upcoming Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Leave us your questions and comments on our social media pages!

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                            Confirmed: Disney working on standalone ‘Star Wars’ movies

                            PHOENIX (AP) — Star Wars fans have more than just Episodes 7, 8 and 9 to look forward to.

                            Disney CEO Bob Iger said at the annual shareholders meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday that the company is developing “some standalone movies” featuring Star Wars characters. More
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                              George Lucas Says Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford Are in the ‘Final Stages of Negotiation’

                              It feels like a day doesn’t go by without some quote, rumor, or speculation that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford will return for the next set of Star Wars movies. Earlier this week, Fisher said “yes,” only to have her publicist say it was just a joke. More

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                                Lucas says Ford, Fisher + Hamill ALREADY in for Star Wars Ep. 7!?

                                Leave it to George Lucas to clear up all the confusion, and confuse us some more, about Star Wars: Episode VII.

                                The plot just seems to thicken (and thicken, and thicken). Carrie Fisher seemingly let the cat out of the bag about her return in Star Wars: Episode VII, then back-pedaled claiming it was a “joke.” More

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                                  WBG Episode 13: Black Cats and Bar Mitzvahs

                                  WBGP-PODEpisode 13 either fear it or, like in Judaism, we become men. We give detail of the MegaCon contest, Discuss Superman Unchained, Red Sonja and Kirkman’s Exorcist based comic and tv series. Todd from Heroes Landing gives us a review on what we should look for this week on the comic shelves, mmmm toast. More Star Wars and X-Men Movie news, Whedon on Hulk and more. Listen, enjoy and join the Geek Revolution!

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                                    Carrie Fisher Confirms She’ll Be Back For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

                                    Slowly but surely, the original cast of Star Wars is announcing their return to the sequel. Actress Carrie Fisher has now confirmed that she’ll be back as Princess Leia in Star Wars VII.

                                    In an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, Fisher was asked about the franchise:

                                    “Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?” More

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