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Mark Hamill Confirms He's in Talks for

Mark Hamill Confirms He's in Talks for "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Though no contracts have been signed, Mark Hamill confirmed he’s in talks to return as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode VII," which he hopes will be “much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous.”

Disney's Not-So-Secret Shame

Disney's Not-So-Secret Shame

ROBOT 6's Corey Blake dissects the recently revealed unpublished epilogue to Don Rosa's autobiography, in which the legendary "duck comics" creator revealed why he retired.

Comics A.M. - Hedge Fund is Backing Stan Lee Media’s Disney Lawsuit

Comics A.M. - Hedge Fund is Backing Stan Lee Media’s Disney Lawsuit

The hedge fund propping up Stan Lee Media's battle for Marvel characters! Wertham was wrong -- and apparently dishonest! Neal Adams looks back on his career! "Penny Arcade" team talks "Strip Search"! Plus more!

Don Rosa Explains Why He Quit Comics

Don Rosa Explains Why He Quit Comics

Don Rosa, who drew Disney's "Scrooge McDuck" and "Donald Duck" comics for many years, has written a lengthy and fascinating piece on why he gave up creating comics and did not pursue creator-owned work.

Who Could Play Young Han Solo in Disney’s

Who Could Play Young Han Solo in Disney’s "Star Wars" Spinoff?

Following confirmation that Disney is developing standalone "Star Wars" films centering on established characters, our thoughts turn to who could step into Harrison Ford's boots for the rumored Han Solo origin story.

First

First "Star Wars" Spinoffs Will Focus on Boba Fett, Young Han Solo

Following Disney’s confirmation of the long-rumored standalone "Star Wars" films, a new report contends the first two releases will center on the fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett and the origin of Han Solo.

Disney makes it official: J.J. Abrams directing next

Disney makes it official: J.J. Abrams directing next "Star Wars"

The "Star Trek" and "Super 8" director calls his new job "an absolute honor" in the official press release from Walt Disney Studios.

Zack Snyder Not Developing

Zack Snyder Not Developing "Star Wars" Spinoff Film

Zack Snyder's previously reported involvement developing a "Star Wars" film has been denied by the director's spokesperson, who states Snyder is in no way involved with the new trilogy or any spinoffs.

Axel-In-Charge - 1/11/2013

Axel-In-Charge - 1/11/2013

The shocking revelation from "Superior Spider-Man" #1 gets the once over as Marvel NOW! titles like "Thunderbolts" get the teaser treatment, and Axel Alonso digs into all including the future of Marvel, Disney and Star Wars.

Comics A.M. - Disney Reportedly Tightening Belt, Mulling Layoffs

Comics A.M. - Disney Reportedly Tightening Belt, Mulling Layoffs

Following purchases of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, Disney eyes cost-cutting measures! Another look at the Shooter Era of Marvel! Lemire on the end of "Sweet Tooth"! The waning of rage comics! Rob Guillory on "Chew"! More!

RUMOR:

RUMOR: "Star Wars" License Shifts To Marvel In 2013

Rumors have surfaced that the "Star Wars" license currently held by Dark Horse Comics will shift to the Disney-owned Marvel Comics in 2013.

Comics A.M. - Disney Demands Dismissal of Stan Lee Media Lawsuit

Comics A.M. - Disney Demands Dismissal of Stan Lee Media Lawsuit

Disney calls $5.5 billion lawsuit over Marvel characters "completely frivolous"! Final print edition of "The Dandy" sells out! Jonathan Hickman talks "Avengers"! Brian Azzarello talks "Before Watchmen: Comedian"! Plus much more!

Did Walt Disney Write Comics Featuring Mickey Mouse Attempting Suicide?

Did Walt Disney Write Comics Featuring Mickey Mouse Attempting Suicide?

In this classic installment of CSBG's Comic Book Legends Revealed, be amazed by the series of comics from 1930 featuring Mickey Mouse attempting to kill himself in a variety of ways, based on an idea by Walt Disney himself!

Jason Flemyng Seemingly Confirms Matthew Vaughn For

Jason Flemyng Seemingly Confirms Matthew Vaughn For "Star Wars"

Actor Jason Flemyng, who's worked with Matthew Vaughn on nine films, has seemingly confirmed the director's involvement with "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Lucasfilm Confirms Michael Arndt Will Write

Lucasfilm Confirms Michael Arndt Will Write "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Lucasfilm has quickly confirmed that Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Toy Story 3," will pen "Star Wars: Episode VII," set to arrive in 2015.

"Toy Story 3" Writer Michael Arndt May Script "Star Wars: Episode VII"

UPDATED: Oscar winner Michael Arndt reportedly has written a treatment for Disney's new "Star Wars" trilogy comprising Episodes VII-IX which would include a much older Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

The Line It Is Drawn - Disney Welcomes Star Wars!

The Line It Is Drawn - Disney Welcomes Star Wars!

In light of Disney purchasing Lucasfilm, our artists drew mash-ups of Disney and Star Wars characters. Jabba takes the Disney princesses as slaves, Peter Pan meets Darth Hook and here comes Hannah Organa!

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Drafts

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Drafts "Star Wars: Dark Times – Fire Carrier"

CBR has first word on an all new "Star Wars" series set between the trilogies from the team of Randy Stradley and Gabriel Guzman, plus a look at the making of Doug Wheatley's first issue cover!

Comics A.M. - Appeals Court to Hear Superman Copyright Case Today

Comics A.M. - Appeals Court to Hear Superman Copyright Case Today

Appeals court to hear arguments in Superman copyright battle! Alison Bechdel named among the "Out 100"! Jim Zubkavich on page rates, creators' rights and more! Disney's digital initiatives! Plus much more!

Did Disney Buy Lucasfilm for the Wrong Reasons?

Did Disney Buy Lucasfilm for the Wrong Reasons?

Disney has made it clear the purchase of Lucasfilm on October 30 was for Star Wars and Star Wars alone. SPINOFF asks if this was a short-sighted reason.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Marvel's

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Marvel's "Star Wars" Comics

With Marvel and Lucasfilm both Disney-owned companies, we take a look at Marvel's Star Wars comics! Was there a character Lucas hated? Did the comic accidentally predict a major "Return of the Jedi" plot point? Plus, more!

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Wreck-It Ralph"

With "Wreck-It Ralph," Disney delivers a fun and funny animated film that packs a surprisingly nuanced message about what it means to be “good.”

In Your Face Jam - 10/31/2012

In Your Face Jam - 10/31/2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York resident Brett White finds it difficult to get worked up over yesterday's announcement of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm.

"Star Wars Episode 7" Will Be an "Original Story"

Disney’s new "Star Wars" trilogy won’t be based on any existing material, including the bestselling "Thrawn Trilogy," a Lucasfilm source contends.

Dark Horse Comics Reacts to Disney's

Dark Horse Comics Reacts to Disney's "Star Wars" Purchase

Dark Horse President Mike Richardson comments on Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm and what it means for the publisher's "Star Wars" expanded universe comics and the potential ramifications for the publisher moving forward.

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Announces New

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Announces New "Star Wars" Movie For 2015

Less than three years after buying Marvel for $4 billion, The Walt Disney Company has announced it will acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. With the news arrives word of a new Star Wars movie for 2015. Updated at 3:23 p.m.

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James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Not an Animated Film

Contrary to a recent report in SciFi Now Magazine, Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy" film helmed by James Gunn is not the first animated feature film from the combination of Marvel and Disney.

Disney Announces

Disney Announces "Ant-Man" 2015 Release Date

Disney has announced Edgar Wright’s long-gestating "Ant-Man" movie opens November 6, 2015 and "Iron Man 3" & "Thor: The Dark World" will be released in 3D.

Disney Releases Official

Disney Releases Official "Thor: The Dark World" Story Synopsis

Walt Disney Pictures has released the official synopsis for"Thor: The Dark World," the Alan Taylor-directed sequel to Marvel Studios' hit 2011 film starring Chris Hemsworth.

Stan Lee Media Sues Disney for Billions over Marvel Characters

Stan Lee Media Sues Disney for Billions over Marvel Characters

Failed dot-com Stan Lee Media on Tuesday filed a $5.5 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit against Disney, claiming the entertainment giant doesn’t actually own the Marvel character featured in numerous blockbuster films.

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Frankenweenie"

Disney's stop-motion animated "Frankenweenie" is a sweet and simple tale of a boy and his undead dog that marks a refreshing return to basics for director Tim Burton.

Disney's

Disney's "The Lone Ranger" Rides In With First Trailer

Disney has premiered the teaser trailer for director Gore Verbinski’s "The Lone Ranger," the big-budget Western in which the story of the legendary masked hero is told from the perspective of the Native American spirit warrior Tonto.

Pipeline - 9/27/2012

Pipeline - 9/27/2012

The ultimate superhero movie is now out on Blu-ray, as "Marvel Studios' The Avengers" hit store shelves this week. Augie takes a look and discovers that he needs a bigger television screen.

S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series Will Be

S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series Will Be "Autonomous" From Whedon's "Avengers"

Teasing a few details about ABC's newly greenlit S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, Joss Whedon stressed that the planned series will be largely "autonomous" from the storylines of Marvel's blockbuster "Avengers" and its upcoming sequel.

Latest

Latest "Avengers" Blu-ray Clip Casts Spotlight On Robert Downey Jr.

Ahead of the September 25 release of Marvel’s "The Avengers" on Blu-ray and DVD, Disney has debuted a clip from a behind-the-scenes featurette that focuses on Robert Downey Jr.

Peter David Returns to

Peter David Returns to "Epic Mickey" for "Tales of Wasteland"

CBR News speaks with acclaimed comic book writer Peter David about his latest digital comic series, which ties in with Disney Interactive's "Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two."

Disney Rebooting

Disney Rebooting "The Rocketeer?"

Disney is reportedly mulling a reboot of "The Rocketeer," the Dave Stevens-created superhero who last graced in the big screen in 1991.

Comics A.M. - Media Scrutinize Marvel CEO's Role At Disney

Comics A.M. - Media Scrutinize Marvel CEO's Role At Disney

Spotlight cast on reclusive Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter! ComicsPRO executive director on state of comics market! Why does manga attract more female readers than superhero comics? Spider-Man's sidekick debuts Wednesday! Plus more!

Whedon's

Whedon's "Avengers 2" Gets Release Date

Disney has announced an official release date for "Avengers 2," the Joss Whedon-helmed sequel to this summer's blockbuster Marvel Studios film.

Del Toro Says

Del Toro Says "Hulk" TV Pilot Just Waiting for Writer

Director Guillermo Del Toro's long-rumored live-action "Hulk" TV revival has been in a holding pattern at ABC, but SPINOFF has new info that will please fans of the jade giant.

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