Here is your guide to the Star Wars VII cast

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Over on FB Star Wars FINALLY announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII via a black and white photo of them sitting around director JJ Abrams. The ODC secretive Abrams had kept everything under wraps but since it’s beginning filming soon, they had to make an announcement. The photo is of a table reading for the new script with player old and new.

Toy Fair 2014 Part 1: Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, My Little Pony in a mustache and Play-Doh heat up Hasbro

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Tweet  Yep, Toy Fair is here again and The Beat trekked over icy veldts to bring  our reads only the VERY FINEST artsy iPhone photos of all the cool stuff. NO LIe. I managed to take like 600 photos in two days…what was I thinking?   But I guarantee I got some news NO OTHER […]

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Announcing: New Jeffrey Brown Star Wars book, Goodnight Darth Vader, with BONUS VALENTINES

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Tweet Five Days of Valentines supplemental: Jeffrey Brown’s two Star Wars cartoon books—Darth Vader and Son, and Vader’s Little Princess—have been huge sellers so to no one’s surprise a third book is coming out, called Goodnight Darth Vader. The cover has just been revealed, above. Like the first two it’s a surprisingly touching use of […]

Wear this: High End Designer Rodarte Goes Star Wars at Fashion Week

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Tweet Rodarte is a fashion line designed by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy—the clothing is often cerebral (and ethereal; I treasure my ochre spider web sweater from the Target collab) and the sisters are known to be SF fans. And their fashion show today from NYC FashionWeek just proved thatas it featured evening gowns adorned […]

Sizing up Marvel’s Star Wars franchise

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Tweet We all knew that the Star Wars comics franchise would go to Marvel eventually, but no one seems enthused about the idea. Maybe that’s because, as Graeme McMillan points out, every time Disney pulls one of its licenses and give it back to Marvel, it shrinks. Case in point: the Disney kids line that […]

Studio Coffee Run: Wolverine’s No.1, Flash TV Show, Star Wars rumors, Superman/Batman

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How does The Wolverine compare to Origins? Star Wars news out the wahzo and Superman/Batman filming locations changes.

SDCC’13: Lego Time! Batman Lego, Star Wars Lego, Hobbit Lego…

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TweetLego have been making quite the splash at SDCC so far, as you may have seen from some of the various photos people have been taken. There’s a scale version of Hobbiton on-site, along with lifesize models of characters like Batman, Catwoman, and Joker. But Lego have also announced some new sets this weekend – […]

SDCC’13: Star Wars Pets – Cosplay? More like Dogsplay

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TweetBy Bob Calhoun I’m stabbing myself with a pen right now to keep from writing that cosplay has gone to the dogs, but that’s exactly what happened today at Petco’s “Star Wars” Yappy Hour at the Hotel Indigo only a few blocks from Comic-Con on Friday night.

Who Would Win? Star Trek vs. The Empire

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Tweet Last week, I came across this image on Google Plus, and a lengthy (200+, multiple days) discussion ensued.   Who would win?  The USS Enterprise, or an Imperial Star Destroyer? Well, in the sake of universal peace among two very disparate yet similar geek tribes (or possibly a flame war for the ages), I will […]

May The Fourth Be With You!

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TweetPics from the Vader Project.. For some reason, the Brits do not celebrate the Fourth of July (or the Third of September), so our London office is on watchtower duty while we party hard here in the States (and recharge our batteries in preparation for San Diego).

On The Scene: LA Zoo hosts ‘Wild’ Comics Event + Photo Gallery!

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TweetComics are everywhere. In the boom of the small comics event, even the LA Zoo staged a “Comics Jungle” event last Saturday geared at kids but drawing in families, artists, illustrators, and cosplayers. The event which advertised to come dressed as your favorite comic book hero, and partake of special activities, actually consisted of two […]

Patton Oswalt Pitches a Star Wars/Marvel Crossover Movie

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TweetPatton Oswalt has been rather busy over the last few weeks. When not convincing the World that he should be cast as The Penguin in the next Batman movie, he’s appearing in Parks and Recreation, and delivering a message of unity. And that message of unity is for the union between Star Wars and Marvel. […]

Dark Horse to Adapt George Lucas’ Original Star Wars Script

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TweetGeorge Lucas made a few revisions before settling on the original screenplay for Star Wars, later Star Wars: A New Hope, later Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and soon to probably be rebooted as Star Wars #0 once JJ Abrams starts wonking around the timestream. Regardless, Dark Horse have announced that they’ll be […]

Process: Jeffrey Brown’s Vader’s Little Princess

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Following up on last year’s bestselling Vader and Son, Jeffrey Brown is back this April with Vader’s Little Princess a series of gags based on Vader as dad to little Leia, from toddler to teen. Art Director Steve Mockus has a process post on putting together the book’s cover; since it covered an age range the idea wasn’t immediately apparent.

Art Wall: Cubist Thing, them Mighty Morphin’ kids and Batman- lots of Batman

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TweetHello and welcome! We are starting a weekly art thingy and have -rather thoughtfully- set it for Friday, that interminable day where the weekend is within touching distance and yet you still have to be at work. Hence, pretty and cool stuff that will help tide you over- forget words, just feast your eyes. This […]

DEBUNKED: Zack Snyder to remake ancient comic storyline for new Star Wars movie

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Well it looks like Disney isn’t just sitting around and counting their womp rat scores now that they own the STAR WARS franchise. We all know that a third trilogy is on the way, but Disney is also developing new movies OUTSIDE THE TRILOGY space, including a Zack Snyder film.