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Mark Hamill Is In Talks To Return To STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Mark Hamill say’s nothing is official but he is working with his former STAR WARS co-stars on returning for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

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mark-hamill-returning-giNow the final shoe has dropped for the return of the original cast of the STAR WARS franchise, with Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford both saying they are ready to return to their  roles. Now Mark Hamill has broken his silence about the situation this week with Entertainment Tonight. Hamill admitted that nothing is set in stone for the return of Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker, but they are all taking meetings with screenwriter Writer Michael Arndt, and LUCAS FILM head Kathleen Kennedy. Hamill stated They’re talking to us,…George Lucas wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn’t want to do it, they wouldn’t cast another actor in our parts – they would write us out. I can tell you right away that we haven’t signed any contracts.” The most promising bit for fans is that Hamill is in agreement that all the actors want to return, in fact Hamill would go further in saying I’d want to make sure [that] the whole gang [returns]. Carrie and Harrison and Billy Dee and Tony Daniels, everybody that’s around from the original. I want to make sure that everybody’s on board, rather than just one [actor]. This quote reveals that all the characters are being considered for return, Including Lando Calrissian and C-3PO who were played by Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels respectively. The tone of the interview also has me guessing they won’t all come back unless they all agree on their place within the story.

It’s safe to assume part of the deal would include Merchandising rights, which were not even a part of movie contracts back when the original 3 STAR WARS movies were developed. In fact, series Creator George Lucas took a huge risk when he accepted 100% of the merchandising rights instead of his full salary. After the merchandising sales skyrocketed, Lucas had made enough money to fund most of his films out of pocket. It also became a point of contention for some of the actors, who never saw a dime after the films became hits that still sell toys and merchandise to date.

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Disney Reveals Early Unseen Sketches Of Buzz Lightyear Who Was Almost Called ‘Lunar Larry’

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The space ranger could have looked a lot stranger.

It has been 25 years since Toy Story hit theaters…god we’re getting old…which means we have loved Buzz Lightyear for decades now. The beloved space ranger has become a staple in pop culture with his zest for adventure and signature catchphrase but what if Buzz was never “Buzz?”

To celebrate the milestone anniversary Disney has shared sketches of the early concepts for Buzz Lightyear who was actually going to be named “Lunar Larry.” Points for alliteration but sounds more like a cheesy superhero parody than a cool, futuristic action figure that every kid would have on their Christmas list. The pencil drawings vary in style but most of them feature an “LL” on the rangers chest. As time went on, the renderings began to look more and more like the Buzz we all know and love.

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Along with the sketches, Disney also announced the launch of their virtual film festival “Pixar Fest.” The family-friendly fest will premiere on August 9th in the UK with an epic stream of Pixar movies on Disney+ along with other exciting content such as watchalongs, animator masterclasses, quizzes, arts and crafts for kids, and product releases. 

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Disney Just Released A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Board Game And It Looks Wickedly Fun

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*Souls of innocent children not included.

Grab your broomsticks, stir up the cauldron and light your magic candles because game night just took a wicked twist!

Partnering with Ravensburger, Disney just released a Hocus Pocus board game and it will make for a magically good game night. This board game is unique in that game players are not competing with one another, rather they must all work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from completing their potion before sunrise. With the help of Thackery Binx the cat, you will have to dodge Winifred, Sarah and Mary as they cast spells and use potions to thwart your valiant efforts.

“The Black Flame Candle has been lit. Now the Sanderson witches you must outwit; Or with a wretched evil potion, a foul spell they’ll set in motion. Stun the witches and ruin the brew before the sun can rise anew! Work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from draining the lives of Salem’s children by ruining their potion before the sun rises!” It’s like being in the movie!

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The Hocus Pocus board game is available for $19.99 on Amazon and includes one cauldron board, 50 Ingredient cards, a Witch board, 13 Spell cards, a Sun token, 4 trick tokens, a rulebook, and one black cat Binx meeple. It’s perfect for ages 8 and up and 2-6 people can play at a time. The game takes about 30 minutes to complete which is perfect for a game night with friends and family…don’t want another never ending Monopoly situation here.

To purchase your own Hocus Pocus board game click here!

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‘The One And Only Ivan’ Is Torn Between His Two Worlds In The Adorably Meaningful Disney+ Trailer

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Leave it to talking animals to teach us an important lesson about where we belong.

The trailer for the Disney+ The One And Only Ivan promises a story filled with heartwarming conversations, endearing characters and a star studded cast. Based on the best-selling children’s book by Katherine Applegate, the film follows the story of Ivan the silverback gorilla who is torn between staying with his circus family and the man who raised him or returning to his roots in the jungle. The animals talk too, by the way, which is just icing on the cutesy cake.

The film is jam packed with A-list talent like Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Hellen Mirren, Brooklynn Prince, Ramón Rodríguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Chaka Khan, Mike White, Ron Funches, Phillipa Soo, and Bryan Cranston.

The One And Only Ivan is available for streaming on August 14th.

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