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Lucasfilm & Disney Aren’t Too Fond Of Amy Schumer’s GQ Cover

By now, you’ve probably seen Amy Schumer’s GQ cover. You know, the one where she’s dressed up in Princess Leia’s bikini and sucking on C-3PO’s finger? Maybe you found it funny — and maybe you found Schumer’s own redesign of the cover even funnier. But to Disney and Lucasfilm, the magazine shoot is no laughing matter.

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‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Eyes ‘Vacation’ Duo to Write

Vacation co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldsteinare in early talks to write the Spider-Man reboot for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. The duo had been on the short list of directors for the project, but Cop Car helmer Jon Watts was selected instead.

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Bones’ Plan Crossover Event

Two of TV’s favorite odd-couple partnerships may get the chance to meet during the 2015-2016 season. Sources confirm that Fox is planning to bring characters from “Sleepy Hollow” and veteran procedural “Bones” together for an upcoming crossover event, although details on when the crossover will air and which characters may be involved remain under wraps.

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Arrow casts obscure villain Anarky, might cross over with obscure TV character Constantine

It’s a good day for obscure DC Comics characters making their way to TV; hot on the news that Echo Kellum has joined the cast of Arrow as Justice Society mainstay and “Fair Play” advocate Mr. Terrific, it’s been announced that politically motivated villain Anarky will also appear on the show, played by Bates Motel guest star Alexander Calvert. A teenage activist who deploys technological devices and Ayn Rand-inspired rhetoric in equal parts, Anarky was originally created as a Batman villain by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle in the late 1980s. But given that Arrow has never shied away from casting star Stephen Amell as “Batman with a bow,” it doesn’t seem like the socially minded terrorist will be far out of place on the streets of Starling City.

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Paul Thomas Anderson to Write Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Pinocchio’

Warner Bros. and Team Downey are moving forward with their live-action take on Pinocchio and have enlisted Paul Thomas Anderson to write a draft with an eye toward directing.

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