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Disney strikes deal with Paramount Pictures over Indiana Jones rights

Disney strikes deal with Paramount Pictures over Indiana Jones rights

Around this time last year, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for a handful of billions, something that caused more than a bit of surprise and worry. Though the buy out mostly was focused on Star Wars and the effects such a change of ownership would bring, the company also secured the ownership rights for the Indiana Jones franchise. Today it has been announced that Disney has reached an agreement with Paramount Pictures over the franchise's marketing and distribution rights.

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Star Wars VII crew expands: screenwriters, sound, and production

Star Wars VII crew expands: screenwriters, sound, and production

Today a new set of "master filmmakers" has been announced as working on the next Star Wars film, these including first and foremost J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan as screenwriters. Keen-eyed fans will recognize that Abrams is also the director of this film, tentatively titled Star Wars: Episode VII, while Kasdan was also already a consultant for the film. He's been a consultant due to his extensive experience with past Lucasfilm epics, writing the screenplay for Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as co-screenwriting both Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back.

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George Lucas “constantly talking” to JJ Abrams about Star Wars sequels

George Lucas “constantly talking” to JJ Abrams about Star Wars sequels

Most Star Wars fans will admit the George Lucas hasn't always made the best decisions for the franchise. The original trilogy were some the most popular science fiction films ever made but the later three films in the franchise left a lot of fans angry. When George Lucas made the decision to step away from Star Wars and sold the franchise to Disney, some feared bad things were in store for the franchise.

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Star Wars spinoff films focusing on origins: franchise “evergreen”

Star Wars spinoff films focusing on origins: franchise “evergreen”

Walt Disney Co. chief financial officer Jay Rasulo spoke up this week about the vast possibilities in the near future for Star Wars. Whilst speaking on the assets Disney currently has in tow at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference 2013, Rasulo made clear that there's really no end to the possibilities with where the company could go with the Star Wars universe. In speaking on new licensing deals, rights deals, and everything in-between, Rasulo described Star Wars as a true "evergreen property" whose value does not diminish.

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Disney may offer final Clone Wars episodes exclusively on Apple TV

Disney may offer final Clone Wars episodes exclusively on Apple TV

Disney is said to be working on Star Wars app for the Apple TV. The details are still firmly in the rumor category at the moment, however it is looking like the final episodes of the Clone Wars television series will be amongst the first content available on the app. This is said to be coming during the upcoming holiday season and beyond that, additional content is expected.

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Star Wars TV show a possibility as Lucasfilm chats with ABC

Star Wars TV show a possibility as Lucasfilm chats with ABC

Now that Disney owns both Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm (and Star Wars therein), the company has begun taking liberties with its wares, speaking this week with ABC about the possibility of a Star Wars-themed television show. This is hardly unprecedented, as the Marvel Comics television adaptation of the secret organization behind The Avengers hit the airwaves earlier this year in a show called Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., also with ABC. There's also a cartoon delivery vehicle for Star Wars in The Clone Wars, a show broadcast through Cartoon Network.

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Star Wars Episode VII production to start early 2014 in London

Star Wars Episode VII production to start early 2014 in London

The upcoming Star Wars film seems to be all set to go, with director JJ Abrams saying that production for the new film will "most likely" begin its preparation stages "at the end of the year." This means that production for Star Wars: Episode VII could officially begin at some point early next year.

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Star Wars Episode VII trailer marks first fakery gone viral

Star Wars Episode VII trailer marks first fakery gone viral

Here in the spring of 2013, very little is clear on how the now Disney-owned Lucasfilm will be going about releasing the next wave of Star Wars films. What is clear is that they will, indeed, be releasing not one, but several live-action films based in the Star Wars universe - but that small an amount of information isn't going to stop the massive waves of fans of the series creating mock-up trailers such as the one you're about to see today, passing them off as real for the fun of it.

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Star Wars Rebels cartoon series coming fall 2014

Star Wars Rebels cartoon series coming fall 2014

While we've already heard some details of Disney's future plans with the Star Wars franchise, the company has announced its next Star Wars project, called Star Wars Rebels. It will be a cartoon series that will air on the Disney Channel, and as you'd expect, this show will be aimed at the younger audiences, but we wouldn't be surprised if the older-generation Star Wars fans also enjoyed the show.

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Lucasfilm registers pack of new Star Wars domains

Lucasfilm registers pack of new Star Wars domains

Just a couple days ago, Electronic Arts signed a deal with Disney that would see the video game publisher obtain exclusive rights to the Star Wars video game franchise, which pretty much confirms that new Star Wars titles will be incoming at some point. Today, it has been discovered that Lucasfilm has registered a slew of domain names that are possible ideas for future game installments.

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Star Wars: Episode VIII script subtly teased by Peter Jackson

Star Wars: Episode VIII script subtly teased by Peter Jackson

We already know that Star Wars: Episode VII will be making its way to theaters in 2015, but what about Episode VIII? It hasn't been announced yet, but we already know that Disney wants more Star Wars movies in the future. However, Episode VIII may already be in the works, because Peter Jackson just showed it off on camera.

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LucasArts shut down by Disney

LucasArts shut down by Disney

The Star Wars video game company LucasArts has been closed down and is in the process of being broken apart by Disney. As Disney owns LucasFilm and the rights to all media therein, the video game subsidiary LucasArts is (or was) part of what they purchased. With this breakup of the company, Disney will be moving from an internal development model (with LucasArts) to a licensing model, this allowing companies from across the market their chance at developing video games in the Star Wars universe.

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