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Tickets for The Void’s Star Wars VR adventure are now on sale – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Earlier this year, virtual reality company The Void announced that it was partnering with ILMxLab to create a new VR adventure set in the Star Wars universe. Today, it revealed an early glimpse at what that experience will look like — and tickets are now on sale. In Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, groups of four participants will assume the role of Rebels going undercover to infiltrate an Imperial…

How Daisy Ridley Deals with Star Wars Fame: Therapy and Calls with Her Mom – Vanity Fair

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is barely two months away, and if the hype surrounding the latest trailer wasn’t enough evidence of the promotional machine roaring to life, the latest cover of Vogue certainly is. Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, the dirt-encrusted scavenger turned hero, is the face of Vogue’s November issue, where she spoke of going from relative nobody to one of the most recognized faces in the galaxy….

Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mattel’s been taking great pains to update its product lines for a plugged-in generation of kids. Last month, the toy maker teamed up with Osmo for an iPad-ready update to its popular Hot Wheels line, and now the company is enlisting the help of another tech startup, Dash Robots. The pair’s first collaboration is Kamigami, a robotics platform that lets kids build their own robotic bugs. Due out on Target store…

‘Snoke is Anakin’s father’: readers’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi theories – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

‘Luke, Rey and Kylo will form a new Force order’ Matt, 26, London: Luke Skywalker will be a grey Jedi, somewhere between the dark and the light side. Kylo Ren will be faced with killing his mother, Leia; he won’t go through with it, but she will be killed by someone else. This will make him rethink everything, as even the death of his father by his hand didn’t affect…

‘Snoke is Anakin’s father’: readers’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi theories – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

‘Luke, Rey and Kylo will form a new Force order’ Matt, 26, London: Luke Skywalker will be a grey Jedi, somewhere between the dark and the light side. Kylo Ren will be faced with killing his mother, Leia; he won’t go through with it, but she will be killed by someone else. This will make him rethink everything, as even the death of his father by his hand didn’t affect…

A New “Star Wars” for the Big Kids—and Porgs for the Little Ones – The New Yorker

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In the new HBO documentary “Spielberg,” there is a moment when George Lucas recalls showing an early cut of “Star Wars” to the cadre of young filmmakers of which he and Spielberg were members, along with Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola. “It was, basically, a children’s film,” Lucas says. “You know, it wasn’t what the other friends of mine would think of as something really worthwhile.”…

Breaking down of all the hidden clues from the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here, and it’s a doozy. There are some impressive battles and visuals, but what stands out the most is how this trailer shows off the tension that both Kylo Ren and Rey have with their respective mentors, and it’s clearly terrifying to Luke. Like we did with the first trailer from earlier this year, let’s take a close look…

Marvel cancels comic book deal with Northrop Grumman after Twitter backlash – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Don’t know if you saw it, but it’s an all-ages promo comic. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/XP8fSjDrhT — Zack ‘O Lantern (@Blankzilla) October 6, 2017 Marvel Comics, the entertainment empire behind the X-Men, the Avengers and the Incredible Hulk, has canceled a planned advertising partnership with defense contractor Northrop Grumman following a wave of negative attention on Twitter. Marvel teased the partnership Friday morning in a tweet that promised more details in a presentation the…

Marvel Keeps Making TV—But How Many Networks Is Too Many? – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Deep into the marathon that was this year’s New York Comic Con, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb hit the main stage at the Javits Center to lead a panel for Runaways, Marvel’s newest small-screen foray and the company’s first team-up with Hulu. He bantered with the crowd, led attendees in an enthusiastic if awkward chant of the show’s name—”Hulu!” “Marvel’s” “Runaways!”—and showed them the as-yet-unaired first episode. The pilot got…

The 3 Biggest Stories From NYCC Involved Marvel, And They Were All Terrible – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

R. Salkowitz New York Comic Con 2017, presented by ReedPOP. New York Comic Con, which wrapped up on Sunday, produced a raft of news and announcements from publishers and media companies in the geek culture space. Three of the biggest stories involved the industry leader, Marvel Entertainment (a division of Disney), but none are likely to put a smile on the face of the company’s PR team. Crime and Punishment…

The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is here – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived. Disney aired the latest look at Rian Johnson’s upcoming film during Monday Night Football’s halftime show. Tickets for the film are now on sale. We got our first (brief) look at the film in April at Star Wars Celebration, along with a behind-the-scenes reel at Disney’s D23 Expo in July, which offered a glimpse into the production of…

The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is here – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived. Disney aired the latest look at Rian Johnson’s upcoming film during Monday Night Football’s halftime show. Tickets for the film are now on sale. We got our first (brief) look at the film in April at Star Wars Celebration, along with a behind-the-scenes reel at Disney’s D23 Expo in July, which offered a glimpse into the production of…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer debuts on ‘Monday Night Football’ – CNNMoney

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” had bears, vikings and Jedi on Monday night. The official trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” debuted during halftime of the Monday night match up between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. The new trailer gives us our latest look at the most anticipated film of the year, which brings us back to the galaxy far, far away. It focused on the two new main…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi tickets are available now – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In case you somehow haven’t heard, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming out this December, and now you can buy tickets for the Rian Johnson-directed sequel the 2015’s The Force Awakens. Just like by The Force Awakens, tickets were supposed to go live after the premiere of a new trailer, but it seems that plans have once again changed, with tickets available so far at AMC, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark,…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi tickets go on sale early through Showcase Cinemas’ app – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi were supposed to go on sale tonight, following the premiere of a new trailer during Monday Night Football, but it seems that Showcase Cinemas is jumping the gun. CNET is reporting that tickets to the anticipated sequel are available now through the theater company’s mobile iOS and Android app. The Verge has confirmed that The Last Jedi tickets are currently available from Showcase,…

The 3 Biggest Stories From NYCC Involved Marvel And They Were All Terrible – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

R. Salkowitz New York Comic Con 2017, presented by ReedPOP. New York Comic Con, which wrapped up on Sunday, produced a raft of news and announcements from publishers and media companies in the geek culture space. Unsurprisingly, three of the biggest stories involved the industry leader, Marvel Entertainment (a division of Disney), but none are likely to put a smile on the face of the company’s PR team. Crime and…

Is This the End of Harvey Weinstein’s Career? – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

It’s Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, or as it’s known in Los Angeles County, 30 percent less traffic day. Hello from L.A., where we’re exorcising our Harvey Weinstein demons, getting hyped about Thor: Ragnarok, and picking up New York Comic Con scoop. HARVEY-GATE Well, a sexual harassment scandal may not prevent you from getting elected president, but it will kill your chances of making a new Meryl Streep movie. The Weinstein…

Tech’s Russia Nightmare Spreads to Google – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

So far, Mark Zuckerberg has taken most of the heat for eerily specific ads paid for by Russian agents that appeared on his platform. But it’s increasingly clear that Facebook isn’t the only major tech company used to manipulate voters in the lead-up to the 2016 election. Twitter announced last month that it had banned about 200 Russia-linked accounts, and now Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of…

Hasbro Vs. Mattel: Which Is Better Prepared? – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Toys R Us (TOY) Bankruptcy Chapter 11 bankruptcy is deemed a court-protected reorganization in simple terms. The company will be allowed to restructure its debt and other liabilities through negotiations with creditors, but only as long as the outcomes of those negotiations is approved by the court. This may mean that toy manufacturers, having extended credit terms to the company for purchases, could take a one-time hit to revenue and…