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Former ‘Star Wars’ actor arrested after chase

A former child actor who starred in one of the Star Wars movie sequels faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase.

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Box Office: ‘Inside Out’ Hits Record $91M; ‘Jurassic World’ No. 1 With $102M

Moviegoing once again prospered in North America this weekend, thanks to the one-two punch of Inside Out and Jurassic World, with domestic box office revenue up more than 66 percent over Father’s Day weekend in 2014.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Developing ‘Son of Zahn’ Live-Action / Animation Hybrid Comedy for Fox

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have made a career out of unexpected choices, but even by those standards their latest project sounds pretty weird. The pair are developing Son of Zahn, a new comedy for Fox about an animated barbarian who returns to his live-action family. Johnny Pemberton is already set to star.

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Gambit Won’t Appear In Marvel’s ‘X:Men: Apocalypse’: Channing Tatum

In the comics, Gambit has been described as a mutant who has the ability to turn playing cards and other objects into explosive projectiles. He also possesses extraordinary hand-to-hand combat skills and can see the future through tarot cards. He is also a tortured soul who shares a stressful relationship with his love interest Rogue.

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Gambit exclusive: Rupert Wyatt to direct Channing Tatum’s X-Men film

20th Century Fox’s Gambit, starring Channing Tatum as the titular Cajun mutant, has finally found its director: EW can exclusively reveal that Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will helm the mutant movie.

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Comic-Con goes full-Luddite: bans Selfie Sticks, DRONES, and more

Every year thousands of people descend on the San Diego Convention Center to devour geek pop culture like the locusts we are. For four days in July, you can’t shake a stick at the Internet without hitting a minimum of three articles related to Comic-Con. It’s a feeding frenzy of fandom; one that is documented in up-to-the-second photos and video.
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Peter Parker Can’t Be Black or Gay? What Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ Restrictions Really Mean

Spider-Man, as the famous theme song from the 1960s animated series explains, “does whatever a spider can.” But, as Gawker revealed in newly uncovered documents from last year’s Sony hack, he can also only do whatever Marvel approves — which includes restrictions on torture, killing and alcohol use.

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