The first official trailer for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy has arrived! Marvel Studios and Disney have debuted the 2 1/2 minute long trailer, giving us our first quality live-action look at the upcoming intergalactic action film featuring Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon.
Disney and Lucasfilm have jointly announced that the license for Star Wars comics will indeed be heading back to Marvel in 2015, ending an incredible era of published Star Wars material from Dark Horse Comics. The announcement was made via a press release on Friday morning, confirming what many fans had long suspected (and sometimes dreaded) since Walt Disney purchased Lucasfilm; that the Star Wars comic book license would soon return to Marvel, who first published Star Wars-related comics throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Arriving just ahead of the theatrical release of Thor: The Dark World, a special attraction based on Marvel’s Asgardian superhero will be coming soon to Disney in Anaheim. Beginning Friday, October 31, Disney will be launching the “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” attraction at the Innoventions section of Tomorrowland at Disneyland park.
Disney has announced that they are currently working on an original graphic novel inspired by the iconic Disneyland attraction known as Space Mountain. Written by Bryan Q. Miller and illustrated by Kelley Jones and Hi-Fi Design, the upcoming 176-page title will be published by Disney Comics and will be the first entry in a planned trilogy with Return to Space Mountain coming in 2015 and Battle for Space Mountain arriving in 2016.
Lucasfilm prepared a special treat for fans attending Star Wars Celebration Europe over the weekend, releasing both concept art and the official logo for the upcoming “Star Wars Rebels” animated series that will explore a “whole new era” of the Star Wars universe. The upcoming CGI series will be the first animated Star Wars project under Disney since the company acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in October 2012.
Disney made the significant announcement earlier today that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive will be entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts for the development of future titles in the Star Wars franchise for console, PC, mobile, and tablet platforms.
The first wave of overseas box office numbers are in for Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 and they are BIG! The latest film from Marvel Studios and Disney made a staggering $195.3 million debut overseas, breaking several box-office records in Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. With this incredible weekend debut overseas, Iron Man 3 has already almost matched its $200 million budget.
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm made a special announcement earlier today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, revealing that they will be releasing a new Star Wars film EVERY summer after the initial release of Star Wars: Episode VII. According to ComingSoon, the studio explained that the upcoming releases will alternate between the new trilogy, which will have it’s first entry directed by J.J. Abrams, and the highly-anticipated standalone films that are set to follow individual characters within the expansive Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.
An interesting clue was picked up in a recent Iron Man 3 mobile video game trailer, prompting many Marvel fans to begin speculating about a possible merging of two separate cinematic franchises – Disney’s The Avengers and Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man. In the latest trailer for Iron Man 3, a new mobile video game developed by Gameloft for Android and iOS, fans can pick out the official Oscorp Industries logo used in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise.
Disney and Pixar have announced they a sequel to their 2003 hit Finding Nemo, will soon go into production for a release in 2015 – reuniting the cast of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Dory.