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WATCH STAR WARS CELEBRATION ANAHEIM LIVE ON STARWARS.COM

For the first time ever, highlights and more than 30 hours of exclusive video content from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will be officially live streamed to a worldwide community of fans on StarWars.com, all powered by Verizon.

Launching with a live stream of the highly-anticipated kickoff panel featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, the StarWars.com Celebration live stream powered by Verizon will continue providing coverage throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor.

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Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct ‘Flash Gordon’

John Davis and King Features are producing the film based on the comic strip hero created by Alex Raymond. Matthew Vaughn, savior of the universe? Vaughn, basking in the success of his surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, is in negotiations to direct Flash Gordon, a movie based on the classic comic strip character that is set up at Twentieth Century Fox.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Finds a New Director

Patty Jenkins, who at one point was to direct ‘Thor 2’ for rival Marvel Studios, has closed a deal to helm Warner Bros.’ female superhero movie. Just days after losing a director for Wonder Woman,Warners has quickly found another filmmaker to pick up the reins on the high-profile project.

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Marvel’s New Cinematic Spider-Man Will Be “a Non-Stop Wit,” Says Kevin Feige

“There are so many things that are integral to his character in the comics that haven’t been explored yet,” says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. It’s been a couple of months since Marvel and Sony announced that they’d be working together to reboot the Spider-Man movie franchise, and bringing the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That seems just about long enough for Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to start teasing what fans should expect from the next big screen web head.

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Grand Theft Auto movie adds Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe

Given the popularity of Rockstar Games’ blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise, it’s a bit surprising that it’s taken this long for a movie based on the series to go into production. It’s perhaps even more surprising that the movie that is going into production will chronicle the creation of the franchise instead of what happens in the games.

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Mark Ruffalo reveals the real reason why we haven’t gotten a solo Hulk movie, talks Civil War

Mark Ruffalo recently sat down with Collider, where the actor chatted about his Marvel contract — i.e. how many films the big guy is still contracted to do — as well as revealing the real reason we’re still waiting for that Planet Hulk movie to blow us away on the big screen. So, how many movies does the Oscar-nominated actor still have on his MCU plate?

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