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Cryptic Star Wars message appears over SDCC [UPDATE]

Cryptic Star Wars message appears over SDCC [UPDATE]

This morning fans found a cryptic Star Wars message written in Galactic Basic Standard font Aurebesh at SDCC. Comic-con (SDCC) is known for releasing big news in all sectors, and as it was the very first place where the original "The Star Wars" film was revealed, we wouldn't put it past Lucasfilm and Disney to bring the big guns to the last SDCC before the new trilogy begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As it happens, we've go the translation for this bit of script handy.

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WITNESS CONAN drive to SDCC in the Mad Max DOOF Wagon

WITNESS CONAN drive to SDCC in the Mad Max DOOF Wagon

It's time to head to Comic-con - Conan O’Brien has already begun his journey in a MAD MAX vehicle. Those of you that've already seen the newest Mad Max movie will recognize this as the DOOF Wagon. That's the vehicle that plays music for the war party in the 2-hour chase sequence that spans the entire film. While Conan might not have his eyes gouged out like the real Doof guitar player, he's got the head bandages, the red jumpsuit, and the fire guitar to make the part his own.

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Dr Who joins LEGO Dimensions at SDCC

Dr Who joins LEGO Dimensions at SDCC

Dr Who is the latest addition to the upcoming multi-universe LEGO game LEGO Dimensions. Unveiled at SDCC (Comic-Con) - also starting this morning - this addition to the LEGO Dimensions world is not the first brand to arrive before physical LEGO bricks have been made by the company. Earlier this month we also saw LEGO Portal - from Valve. This game will also dip in to the LEGO Movie, DC Comics with Batman, Back to the Future, and Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.

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South Park renewed for another 3 seasons

South Park renewed for another 3 seasons

Following the exciting The Simpsons news yesterday, it has been announced that Comedy Central will be running South Park through 2019. The network has signed a new renewal deal that spans three seasons, it is being reported, with a 30 episode order being in the pipeline. This means fans will be, at least, seeing the show hit the 300 episode milestone and reach its 23rd season. On September 16, South Park will kick off its 19th season on Comedy Central.

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Facebook Music streaming service tipped to battle Apple, Tidal, Google

Facebook Music streaming service tipped to battle Apple, Tidal, Google

A Facebook Music streaming service has been tipped to be launching later this year by insider sources. It's been suggested that this service will be similar to that of Apple Music or TIDAL, leveraging Facebook's massive following to bring in cash via the music streaming trend every other company under the sun seems to want to cash in on. Google has their Google Play Music. Apple has their Apple Music. Facebook - not a hardware company - may soon have their Facebook Music. It was only a matter of time.

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First official Star Wars app has Jedi selfies, news, and soundboard

First official Star Wars app has Jedi selfies, news, and soundboard

Just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first official Star Wars app for both iOS and Android. The app, simply titled "Star Wars," is not like dozens of games or official tie-ins that we've seen already. It's the first official app that acts as a mobile hub to everything Star Wars related. The app offers plenty of what you'd expect, like news on the movies, history details, and media, but it also features some fun distractions like a soundboard full of iconic sound effects, and the ability to take Jedi selfies.

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TIDAL launches family plans

TIDAL launches family plans

This week the folks at TIDAL have launched a full frontal offensive on the likes of their competitors with Family Plan pricing. This means more than one person can be on the same streaming music account. it also means that more than one person can access the same set of playlist or keep their own, all while one single person is paying the bill. Mom or Dad, that is to say. The pricing plan simply has a fifty-percent cut on the price connected to one standard account for up to four more users.

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First new X-Files trailer teases 201 days until show’s return

First new X-Files trailer teases 201 days until show’s return

With the hit sci-fi show The X-Files returning this January as a 6-episode mini-series, Fox has just released the first trailer promoting that the show premieres in 201 days from now. The number 201 is also significant in that that's how many episodes were made during the show's original run from 1993 to 2002. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both returning to reprise their roles of Agents Mulder and Scully, respectively, and fans have already been treated to a first look at the characters when shooting began.

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Director Paul Feig reveals Ghostbusters’ new car

Director Paul Feig reveals Ghostbusters’ new car

Movie fans looking forward to the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot better start paying attention to director Paul Feig's Twitter account more often, as he seems intent on giving us our first look behind the scenes. A little over a week ago, Feig shared the first photos of the iconic overalls costumes the four Ghostbusters will wear, along with the backpack-worn proton packs. Now he's shared the updated version of the heroes' car, the Ecto-1.

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Aaron Paul teases his role as Han Solo [UPDATE: Jawa]

Aaron Paul teases his role as Han Solo [UPDATE: Jawa]

Jesse Pinkman may have let the cat out of the bag - sort of - again. This evening the actor best known for his role on the TV series mega-hit Breaking Bad sent out a bit of a convoluted set of messages that, together, point toward him being cast as Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars Anthology film. Approximately 30 minutes before the article you're reading now is set to be published, Paul released an Tweet of an Instagram of a screenshot. This screenshot was of the official Star Wars Twitter handle having just followed him. He attached the words: "My dreams are coming true."

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Star Wars Han Solo film to be directed by LEGO Movie duo

Star Wars Han Solo film to be directed by LEGO Movie duo

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord are announced to be taking the helm of the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film. This will be one of several Star Wars Anthology movies, the first of which will be Rogue One - a film focusing on the events that lead up to the first Death Star plans being stolen and delivered to the Rebel Alliance. This Han Solo film will focus on the early life of the character played by Harrison Ford in the main Star Wars series.

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Netflix’s original movies start arriving this October

Netflix’s original movies start arriving this October

It wasn't too long ago Netflix announced plans to make some original movies. The backlash in the industry was immediate. Some theaters revolted over same-day streaming releases, others called for boycotts. Not all were upset about the news, though, and it has largely boiled over. Netflix will proceeded with original movies the same way it has with original shows, and hopefully it won't let its users down. Though it has been vocal about its ambitions, the streaming service was quiet about its timeline. Now that has changed.

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