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Star Wars 7: 30 years later, R2-D2 returns

Star Wars 7: 30 years later, R2-D2 returns

While we’ve still gotten no solid answers on if C-3PO will be making an appearance, it would seem that the one and only R2-D2 will indeed be ready for action for Star Wars 7. Confirmed by Disney chief Robert Iger in an analyst call this week via the LA Times, R2-D2 will be the first character that definitely, certainly be in this segment of the film series.

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Star Wars Episode 7 rolling in May with “some very familiar faces”

Star Wars Episode 7 rolling in May with “some very familiar faces”

For the first time since Return of the Jedi, Star Wars will begin filming in a month other than June. Announced this week was a May 2014 "first day of principal photography" date set in stone, this veering off a bit from the schedules set with Episodes I, II, and III. Star Wars (later renamed Star Wars: A New Hope), started filming on March 22nd, 1976, while The Empire Strikes Back started March 5th, 1979, and Return of the Jedi began timing on January 11th, 1982.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars live on Netflix, all six seasons in full

Star Wars: Clone Wars live on Netflix, all six seasons in full

Today the entirety of the current collection of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated episodes is ready for devouring on Netflix. This is part of an initiative in which Netflix will also push the next chapter of Star Wars’ animated series with "Rebels", here sticking with the full 6-year series in full. Most seasons work with the same amount of episodes, starting with the first season from 2008 with 22 episodes at full length.

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Star Wars Rebels: video and LEGO sets spill the beans

Star Wars Rebels: video and LEGO sets spill the beans

This week the first look we've had up close and personal with the creators and the artwork behind Star Wars Rebels is close at hand. What we're seeing here is a preview for the animated show that'll take place between the 3rd and 4th Star Wars movies. That is to say - making a bridge between the prequel trilogy and the classic, original trilogy with storyline.

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark leaked: not a movie tie-in

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark leaked: not a movie tie-in

The next big Transformers game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS (strangely), and Wii U has been leaked - it goes by the name of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, and it's apparently not just a movie tie-in. While it is possible that this is a follow-up to the "War For Cybertron" follow-up game, rumor has it that this game will not be tied directly to the plot line for the upcoming Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction.

UPDATE: Now made official! Have a peek at the trailer below!

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Back to the Future: The Musical: skateboards and all

Back to the Future: The Musical: skateboards and all

While we're still crossing our fingers for the release of the real-deal Hoverboard by the time 2015 rolls around, for now we'll have what's second best: a musical based on the Back to the Future film series. Here we're going to see a stage musical version of the first Back to the Future with Director Robert Zemeckis, book by Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd (and Zemeckis), and a bunch of new music as well.

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Michael Bay’s TMNT: Ninja Turtles with lips

Michael Bay’s TMNT: Ninja Turtles with lips

The adventure comedy reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action movie series begins on the 8th of August, 2014, but the tiny glimpses and previews start right this minute. This movie is set to star actors like Megan Fox (April O'Niel), William Fichtner (Shredder), Will Arnet (Vernon), and Whoopi Goldeberg (Bernadette Thompson) in the secondary roles, but as our heroes, it's some slightly lesser-known actors behind the masks: Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, and Pete Ploszek.

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