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Star Wars Episode VII: popular Ewok actor joins returning cast members

Star Wars Episode VII: popular Ewok actor joins returning cast members

Actor Warwick Davis, most known to Star Wars fans for playing the Ewok warrior Wicket Warrick in the original film, humorously revealed this week that he will joining the long list of stars from the original trilogy to make a return in next year's Star Wars: Episode VII. In his video, Davis mentions how excited he is about a new Star Wars flick being directed by J.J. Abrams. With a fake beard to emphasize how long he's been waiting by the phone, he can't help but immediately agree when it rings with a request that he play a role in Episode VII.

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Maisie Williams talks about possible The Last of Us role

Maisie Williams talks about possible The Last of Us role

This past summer, a teaser poster for a theatrical rendition of The Last of Us was released at the San Diego Comic Con, and in it we got a glimpse of an unknown girl. It was during an SDCC panel that Maisie Williams -- best known for playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones -- was revealed as being a contender for playing Ellie. Though the movie is still a long way off and details about it are slight, Williams recently confirmed that talks took place, and went into some details about what went down.

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Netflix stock plummets as HBO enters streaming race

Netflix stock plummets as HBO enters streaming race

This morning it was announced by HBO that they’d be offering up their own streaming service separate from Cable TV. That means Game of Thrones. It also means Girls, Boardwalk Empire, Veep, and a collection of AAA movies like Rush, Les Miserbles, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It also means that Netflix will have its first real competition since it went streaming itself all the way back in 2007.

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Captain America 3 tipped to have Robert Downey Jr. onboard

Captain America 3 tipped to have Robert Downey Jr. onboard

Captain America 3 will feature Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, if a report from Variety proves correct. According to sources, the actor is near to signing on for the movie, which would be based around Marvel's Civil War storyline. Downey's presence in the movie is important, given that the Civil War storyline will have Tony Stark battling against Steve Rogers ("Captain America"), making Downey an important component in the film. This would join the actor's already established presence in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers 3.

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LEGO Batman release pushing back LEGO Movie 2

LEGO Batman release pushing back LEGO Movie 2

Will Arnett’s LEGO Batman has apparently taken the place of all other Batmans as the most beloved toy-selling Batman in modernity. This became apparent this week when it was revealed that The LEGO Movie 2 - sequel to the highly popular 2014 LEGO Movie - will be pushed back in favor of a LEGO Batman spin-off. No, not THAT Batman made of LEGO, but this newer, funnier LEGO Batman. Will Arnett's Batman - ready to command another movie all his own. We can only hope that Jim Carrey will return for another Riddler.

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Joe Dirt 2 heads to Crackle: Adam Sandler wins again

Joe Dirt 2 heads to Crackle: Adam Sandler wins again

It’s high time Adam Sandler received some credit for this massive efforts in creating as many comedy movies as possible over the past several years - Crackle and Netflix know the score. The most recent win for this founder of Happy Madison productions is a long-awaited sequel to the film Joe Dirt. This film will star David Spade in his magnum opus role, returning with the wig he suggests he’s been "sleeping in for years." He’s "beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle."

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LEGO Batman movie tipped to arrive in 2017

LEGO Batman movie tipped to arrive in 2017

Warner Bros. has decided to make a LEGO Batman movie, and it is doing so at a rapid clip due to popular demand. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says Chris McKay is on-board to direct the upcoming flick. If all goes as planned, Warner Bros. is looking to release the movie in 2017, and though a solid date isn't yet placed, it could end up hitting theaters when the LEGO Movie 2 was originally slated to arrive.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut features hundreds of fan clips

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut features hundreds of fan clips

If you think carefully, you will likely remember the fantastic crowdsourced rendition of Star Wars: A New Hope that was published back in early 2012. The video recreated the movie using clips from tons of fans, all of them unique in their own way and all of them stitched together into a final product by Casey Pugh. The video was immensely popular, and spawned a push to recreate the next movie in the series -- something that is finally finished after a lot of work and available for all to enjoy.

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Tomorrowland trailer drops following NYCC panel

Tomorrowland trailer drops following NYCC panel

Disney's planning to release a world-hopping mystery film titled "Tomorrowland" next year, and ahead of it comes both a trailer and a panel at the New York Comic Con. George Clooney decided to make an appearance during the latter, according to Deadline, joining the show's opening panel. Though Clooney is part of the oft-teased movie, he wasn't originally slated to be part of the panel for reasons that were apparently a farce. More importantly, the panel released details on the movie, and joining them is a trailer we have for you after the jump.

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