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Spielberg's DreamWorks May Split from Disney and Go to Universal

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since 2009, when Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks parted ways with Paramount, Disney has distributed the studio's films, but that may all come to an end when their deal expires next year. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the director's upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Bfg, which hits theaters July 1, 2016, will be the last film Disney releases through its contract with DreamWorks, which expires in August 2016. The report reveals that Steven Spielberg may bring DreamWorks over to Universal Pictures, after the Disney pact runs out.

Steven Spielberg has always had his offices on the Universal Pictures lot, even while his DreamWorks company had distribution deals with Paramount and Disney. The report also claims that Steven Spielberg was a "hands-on" executive producer on the studio's massive box office hit Jurassic World, and he is also a vital part of the studio's plans for the sequel, Jurassic World 2, and their future theme park plans for the franchise. »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel Shake-Up Brings Big Changes for Kevin Feige and Disney

1 September 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There has been an awakening in the force. Only it's not at LucasFilm. This time it's at Marvel. After what is being described as years of frustration, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is finally being freed from the Emperor like vice-grip of penny-pinching Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter, who is clearly being made to look like an old school villain in the press. Marvel Studios will now report directly to Disney chief Alan Horn in a company wide shake-up that promises to bring big changes to the McU. But is it for the better?

Kevin Feige is himself responsible for pulling off this reorganization of the film company side of Marvel. Kevin Feige is credited as being the architect who transitioned Marvel from a failing comic book giant into a movie powerhouse, which sold to Disney for $4 billion in 2009. He is said to have expressed his displeasure with working »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel Studios Gets A Key Restructure

1 September 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A small but key change has taken place at the highest levels of Marvel Studios.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has reportedly reorganised the company in a way that now sees him answering directly to Disney studio chief Alan Horn as opposed to his previous position under Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac 'Ike' Perlmutter says THR.

Marvel has very much been a tale of two opposites. On the one hand there's Feige, the very public face of the company who was the architect behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe and helped transition it into a massive powerhouse which Disney acquired in 2009.

On the other there's Perlmutter, the incredibly reclusive billionaire who has contributed to Marvel's reputation for being both frugal and secretive and has infamously micromanaged decisions about the company. Feige is said to have been frustrated for years due to Perlmutter's controlling nature and vented his issues to both Horn and »

- Garth Franklin

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Marvel Studios reorganisation gives Kevin Feige more power

31 August 2015 10:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kevin Feige's success at Marvel appears to have been rewarded by Disney...

Having overseen a slate of films that has grossed over $7bn for Marvel Studios over the past six years, it's pretty understandable that Disney would want Kevin Feige to be happy in his job. Yet since Disney bought Marvel, Feige has been reporting into Marvel Entertainment's boss Isaac 'Ike' Perlmutter, rather than Disney studio's Alan Horn.

Given that each of Disney's key acquired film subsidiaries - Pixar and Lucasfilm - allow their key creative leads (John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Kathleen Kennedy) direct relationships with Horn, Feige's position has been notably different.

Perlmutter too is described by The Hollywood Reporter as "not only controlling, but obsessed with thrift", citing the example of him wanting to limit the number of drinks journalists were allowed at a press junket from two to one. Naturally, many journalists wrote that story up suitably impartially. »

- simonbrew

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Marvel Shake-Up: Film Chief Kevin Feige Breaks Free of CEO Ike Perlmutter (Exclusive)

31 August 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After what one source describes as "several years of frustration," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has pulled off a reorganization of the vaunted film company that has him reporting to Disney studio chief Alan Horn as opposed to the infamously micromanaging Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter. Feige, the architect of Marvel's transition from a flailing comic book company into a film powerhouse that was sold to Disney for $4 billion in 2009, is said to have vented his unhappiness to Horn and Disney CEO Bob Iger earlier this summer. The reorganization was put into effect last week, according

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- Kim Masters, Matthew Belloni

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How Star Wars: The Force Awakens Plans To Dominate The Marketplace In December

26 August 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A while ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger made his doubts regarding the predicted success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens known, but a recent move by the Mouse House suggests that the film will completely dominate the landscape during its opening month. This December, the seventh installment of the beloved franchise has dibs on all IMAX theaters in the U.S. That means all other films, including The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio and In the Heart of the Sea with Chris Hemsworth, won.t be screening in IMAX for four weeks starting on December 18. Just Star Wars.  This deal also includes most IMAX formats overseas. The folks at IMAX previously made a similar pact with the Hobbit movies. However, as The Hollywood Reporter notes, this was made four years ago, and IMAX hadn.t made the move since. IMAX Entertainment CEO Greg Foster is now confident that Star Wars »

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Star Wars Land: All Your Questions Answered and Everything We Know So Far

17 August 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Over the weekend at D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Bob Iger made the huge announcement that Star Wars Land would be coming to Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando Florida. The announcement was filled with a bunch of juicy details, but raised just as many questions. Where will these Star Wars-themed lands […]

The post Star Wars Land: All Your Questions Answered and Everything We Know So Far appeared first on /Film. »

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Watch the Marvel, Lucasfilm & other presentations from Disney D23

17 August 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

D23 Expo 2015 – D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event, brings together all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment under one roof. Taking place August 14-16, this year marks the fourth D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to be the biggest and most spectacular yet. (Disney/Image Group La)

Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’O, Daisy Ridley, J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford, Alan Horn (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios), Robert A. Iger (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company)

Disney D23 looked to be an absolutely awesome event to attend in California this past weekend. As well as tons of news being announced, like the complete cast and new title for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Orlando Bloom returning for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Colin Trevorrow confirmed for Star Wars Episode IX, the studio brought loads of »

- Paul Heath

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D23 'Star Wars' News Roundup: Poster, 'Rogue One,' Theme Parks, Episode IX

17 August 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As expected, The Force was strong with "Star Wars" news at the D23 Expo, even if there was no new Episode VII trailer. Harrison Ford showed up, which is almost as good, and there were several major headlines from the event. Here's a roundup.

Episode VII Poster

The official poster for "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" was revealed, as designed by veteran "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones" and "Harry Potter" artist Drew Struzan. Featured are Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford). That's Daisy showing off her poster in the pic above, from her Instagram. Here's the full poster:

This will be a day long remembered.. The official Star Wars #TheForceAwakens poster is out! #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/DTb39QIeTC

- The Force Awakens (@StarWars_VII) August 15, 2015

"Star Wars: Rogue One"

The first photo from the standalone film was shared, »

- Gina Carbone

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Watch Disney's 'Star Wars' Land Theme Park Presentation Video

16 August 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's D23 Expo rolled through Anaheim this weekend, and while all of the upcoming movies, both animated and live-action, were shown off at the convention center in grand fashion, the biggest announcement of the event came when Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek arrived to unveil the new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This is one of the biggest projects Disney parks has ever taken on, and it promises to be monumental. And we have new video from the presentation itself, which offers an intriguing peek at this huge undertaking.

Bob Chapek gave the 7,500 lucky fans in attendance a behind-the-scenes look at what's to come at his theme parks in the next severe years. Things kicked off in grand fashion as he was joined by Imagineers working on these projects »

- MovieWeb

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Concept Images From Star Wars Land, Pandora – The World of Avatar And Toy Story Land

16 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

During the big Star Wars movie news on Saturday at the D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., Disney also announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world.

Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.

Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in the two parks include creating Disney’s largest single themed land expansions ever at 14 acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.

“I am thrilled to »

- Michelle McCue

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The Week in Star Wars – The Force Awakens poster, images, TV spot and toys, first look at Rogue One, Colin Trevorrow directing Episode IX, Han Solo movie details, George Lucas’ inspiration for Jar Jar and more

16 August 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s packed edition of The Week in Star Wars with a poster, images and first TV spot for The Force Awakens (not to mention some toy stuff), a first look image and cast details for Rogue One, details about Han Solo’s Anthology movie, Colin Trevorrow confirmed for Episode IX, George Lucas revealing his inspiration for Jar Jar Binks and more…

Ahead of yesterday’s D23 Expo, Entertainment Weekly unleashed a huge batch of images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens , which included now shots of General Hux, Finn, Rey, Han, Chewie, R2-D2, the newly red-armed C-3Po and the villain Kylo Ren…

…Speaking of Kylo Ren, director J.J. Abrams shared some information about him saying, “the movie explains the origins of the mask and where it’s from, but the design was meant to be a nod to the Vader mask. [Ren] is well aware of what’s come before, »

- Luke Owen

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Check Out the Cool Concept Art for Disney's Massive New 'Star Wars' Theme Parks

15 August 2015 7:03 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Disney's D23 expo naturally has a huge focus on their movies, but we all know the actual movies are only just one aspect of Disney's ever-expanding empire. They're also a theme park giant and today CEO Bob Iger announced that Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida are both getting a bit bigger with dedicated Star Wars expansions. Each park is going to be getting a dedicated Star Wars area that will take up 14-acres at each location. Those big chunks of land promise to transport "guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life." It won't just be Tattooine-themed cantinas, either. Iger has said that...

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All the Star Wars news you may have missed from D23 Expo

15 August 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The force will awaken in just 125 days, but Star Wars fans didn't learn anything new about the film at Disney's D23 convention on Saturday.

Audiences at the biannual fan expo were, however, informed that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is set to direct Star Wars: Episode IX and saw a first glimpse of the cast of Gareth Edwards' anthology film Star Wars: Rogue One.

But Star Wars: The Force Awakens, out Dec. 18, remains cloaked in secrecy. Director J.J. Abrams, stars Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, and John Boyega were on hand to wave at the screaming audience in the 7,500-seat auditorium, but revealed no new footage or information about the film.

Ford, who appeared with the cast at Comic-Con in July, spoke briefly when the audience screams died down.

"I'm following in the footsteps of George Lucas, the author of the early parts of my story, »

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New Star Wars Theme Park Lands Planned

15 August 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Star Wars landed at Disney’s D23 event in a big way this year, which isn’t surprising given that The Force Awakens is kicking off a whole new batch of films headed our way. But, teased as “epic news” by Disney boss Bob Iger, the galaxy far, far away will be encroaching even further into the Magic Kingdom with the announcement of huge new Star Wars themed lands.The gigantic, 14-acre facilities will be built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California (steps from where D23 was happening in the Anaheim Convention Centre). While things are still in the planning stages, the idea is to create immersive worlds based around a distant corner of the Star Wars galaxy, filled with characters and creatures. The unnamed new planet will be crammed with various structures, including a Cantina. Wonder if droids will be allowed in? »

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Disney Is Opening Two Star Wars.Themed Lands

15 August 2015 2:43 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Have you ever wanted to visit the world of Star Wars? As in actually physically go to Mos Eisley and have aliens serve you drinks, and get behind the steering apparatus of the Millennium Falcon? If so, Disney is opening two Star Wars–themed lands, one in Disneyland and one in Disney World.Speaking at the D23 expo in Anaheim, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger told a crowd of 8,000 fans: I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars. We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever.  These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. »

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Star Wars-themed lands are coming to Disneyland and Disney World - and you'll be able to fly the Millennium Falcon

15 August 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars-themed attractions are coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland - and fans will even have the opportunity to pilot the Millennium Falcon.

Disney's CEO Bob Iger broke the news at the D23 conference, explaining that the 14-acre expansions will be homed at both Disney World's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

"We're building a 14-acre Star Wars land at Disneyland," Iger revealed to an audience of over 7,000 on Saturday (August 15). "We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever.

"These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance."

The new lands will feature characters from both the original Star Wars films and the upcoming The Force Awakens, »

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Disney announces Star Wars-themed lands for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, concept art released

15 August 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve certainly had some big Star Wars news from the “Worlds, Galaxies and Universes: Live Action at the Walt Disney Studios” panel at the D23 Expo, what with a new poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first cast photo and an updated logo for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and confirmation that Colin Trevorrow will helm Star Wars: Episode IX.

Well, that’s not all, as Disney chairman Bob Iger has also revealed the galaxy far, far away is coming to Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World Resort, with both parks set to receive Star Wars-themed lands. Check out some concept here, courtesy of the official Star Wars site…

“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “Through each new attraction and new land we create, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Star Wars' Themed Lands Coming Soon to Disney Parks

15 August 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Today at the D23 Expo 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away. Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in the two parks include creating Disney's largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. Here's what Bob Iger had to say about these attractions in a statement.

"I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars. Through each »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disneyland and Disney World Theme Parks—Check Out Details and Photos!

15 August 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Great news, this is! Disney plans to build not one but two Star Wars-themed lands in its parks. One will be located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California while the other will be built at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. CEO Bob Iger announced the news on Saturday at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, following years of rumors and speculation that followed the company's 2012 $4.05 billion acquisition of George Lucas's production company, Lucasfilm. He made his comments four months before the Dec. 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first part of a third trilogy and the first film in the franchise to be produced by Disney. Three »

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