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Disney to release new Star Wars films every summer, starting from 2015

If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll be delighted to know that Disney and Lucasfilm plan to release new Star Wars films every summer, starting with Star Wars: Episode VII when it gets released in 2015. These annual releases will include the other two movies isn the new trilogy, as well as standalone movies.

 

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The main episodes, VIII and IX, will be released every other summer, with a standalone movie released in the off years. The news come from Disney and Lucasfilm themselves, telling CinemaCon attendees on Wednesday. The standalone films, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, are not part of the overall Star Wars saga.

Cancelled TV show 'Heroes' could be coming back, would arrive on MSN/Xbox thanks to Microsoft

The first series of Heroes was truly some great television, but it was cancelled after a few crappy seasons. It looks like Microsoft may bring the show back to life, doing a Sylar (or is that Spock?) and pushing the show back onto the Xbox 360 and MSN video service.

 

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The talks of bringing Heroes back to life are early, but the talks are about the new series focusing on new characters and stories, with only a few of the original cast making cameos in the new series. I think if it was done right, it would be good to see Heroes come back - but only time will tell.

 

What do you think? Would you like to see Heroes come back?


The new Man of Steel trailer is here, Superman is set to be the next billion-dollar superhero movie

I'm such a big fan of Superman, and I really didn't like Superman Returns, so when I heard about Man of Steel, I became excited yet again. Everything from the suit, to the feel of the music has been perfect so far, and now, we have the third trailer to the movie.

 

 

It shows off some of that insane action finally, Superman flying, Zod menacing, more of fellow Aussie native Russell Crowe playing Kal-El's father, Jor-El. It is epic, and it deserves to be watched only in 1080p. Let me know your thoughts on the trailer in the comments below!

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Seiki offering a 50-inch 4K TV for $1299, it wants to be your next display

If you thought the $10,000+ for an Ultra HD TV was too much, Seiki are coming to the result. TigerDirect have this Seiki 50-inch 4K-capable TV for sale, for just $1299. Yes, $1299.

 

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The Seiki 50-inch Class 4K2K LED HDTV has the eye-busting 3840x2160 resolution we all dream of running, backed up by the buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate and 6.5ms response time. This should mean it will provide some ultra high-res, ultra pretty, and ultra smooth gaming. Desktop use on this thing would be a beast, I just wish I could have it shipped to Australia.

ASUS Qube Google TV box to launch on April 23rd

GTVSource is reporting that ASUS will launch its first entry into the Google TV market later this month. Named the Qube, we first got a glimpse of it at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, and now four months later it is coming to market.

 

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The Qube is essentially an Android box that features Marvell's ARMADA 1500 media SoC, which is paired up with 1GB of RAM. Only 4GB of onboard storage is included for additional app installs, but ASUS says that the Qube will come with 50GB of free cloud storage.

 

The device comes with a full featured remote, which includes a built-in QWERTY keyboard. Users will be able to stream their content as well as content from services like HBOGo, Crackle, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play and Netflix.

 

The Qube will launch in the US on the 29th of April and retail at $129. Additional markets will follow shortly after according to the report.

Elysium trailer arrives, looks to be one of the best sci-fi movies of the year

If you're like me, you've been waiting patiently for Neill Blomkamp's second movie, Elysium. His first movie, District 9, was a smash hit, and now the director is ready to launch his second movie which is due out in August.

 

 

It also stars District 9 actor Sharlto Copley, with Jodie Foster playing a government official. The trailer above doesn't show you too much, but what it does show you is enough to impress, that's for sure. Elysium is set in the year 2159, where two classes of people that exist, the extremely wealthy (today's equivalent of the 1%) who live on a perfect, man-made space station called Elysium. The rest? They live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth.

 

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The full synopsis, is below:

 

In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Want to see a live action Street Fighter series, fund its Kickstarter

If you're a fan of Street Fighter and have a spare dollars to see a web series of it made, you might want to open your wallet to a Kickstarter page on it. Joey Ansah, is behind it, where he is the director, writer and creative guru behind Street Fighter: Legacy and along with Christopher Howard, they need $950,000 to get a prequel series they're calling Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist off the ground.

 

 

Street Fighter: Legacy was produced and released on YouTube around three years ago, mostly as a proof of concept to show that a live action version of Street Fighter would look great, if it were done right. The video saw eight million views, with a 98.7% approval rating.

 

Ansah has said that Assassin's Fist has been in development for around three years, with the team purchasing the option from Capcom last year with plans to fund the film through independent investment. If the Kickstarter isn't successful, the team could lose the funding they've already received, pushing production back into 2014.

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Disney Pixar's Finding Dory coming in 2015, is sequel to widely popular Finding Nemo

When Finding Dory arrives in 2015, it will have taken Disney just 13 years to make the sequel to the widely popular Finding Nemo movie. Ellen DeGeneres confirmed that Finding Dory would be arriving at a theater near you on November 25, 2015 with DeGeneres remaining the voice of Dory.

 

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"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," DeGeneres said in a statement Tuesday. Some might say that she just kept swimming for this day. References aside, she says that she isn't "mad it took this long." With her usual humor, she added, "I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16."

 

But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It's got a lot of heart, it's really funny, and the best part is - it's got a lot more Dory.

 

You can expect to see many of the favorites from Finding Nemo. Marlin, Nemo, and the Tank Gang, along with new characters, will be present and help with the telling of Dory's story. The movie will reunite Dory with her family and teach her a few things about the meaning of family.

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Game of Thrones' third season premiere is the most-watched episode yet, downloaded just as much, too

We already know that Game of Thrones, the uber-popular HBO TV show was the most pirated show of 2012, but the show's season three premiere episode had some stellar numbers, too.

 

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It aired last night, and saw 6.7 million US fans tuning in, but how were those download numbers considering it was the most pirated show of last year? Well, according to Torrent Freak, a single torrent of the season three premiere saw 160,000 simultaneous connections - but adding all of the releases together in one big pile of downloads would see well over one million downloads.

 

HBO even allowed viewers to watch the season premiere in more ways than usual, where the network allowed customers to stream Game of Thrones through HBO Go at the same time that cable subscribers watched it live.

The Wolverine trailer is here, Hugh Jackman fights some ninjas

Hugh Jackman is back in The Wolverine, another movie dedicated to the character. There's an international trailer that was released a couple of hours ago, which we've got embedded below.

 

 

The new movie goes in a very different direction, where The Wolverine takes place in a post X-Men: The Last Stand world. It sees Wolverine travelling the world, and what seems like, being turned back into a mortal - ala Superman II and a bunch of other movies where the hero wants to be normal and then an obstacle hits them and they revert back to their hero-ness.

 

This summer looks to be action-packed, with The Wolverine reaching screens on July 26, the new Superman reboot Man of Steel a month and a half earlier and Iron Man 3.

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