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Archive for March 13th, 2012

Disney: Avatar land still on track, too early on John Carter

by on Mar.13, 2012, under Fun Stuff, Movies

If you remember, Disney made a big announcement in September that it was going to build an Avatar-themed land at the Animal Kingdom park in Walt Disney World in Florida. But since then there has been little said, and no visible work has been done.

If you follow Disney fan boards, there has been a large uptick in speculation that Disney put the plan on hold or even outright canceled it, and given how long it might be before we see the next movie, the costs, etc. it seemed that could have been the case.

Well, at today’s shareholder meeting for the corporation, Disney President/CEO Bob Iger and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Tom Staggs talked about some upcoming things, and Avatar was specifically mentioned. They are still working on the plans, and the “land” themed for Pandora will likely not open until 2015, which could put it around the time of the sequels.

During a Q&A period, Iger was asked about how John Carter would affect the financials of the corporation, but Iger said it was too early to tell.

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See the latest Battleship trailer here!

by on Mar.13, 2012, under Movies

Here is the latest trailer for Universal’s Battleship!

Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.

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Merlin preview: “The Hunter’s Heart”

by on Mar.13, 2012, under Television

In the next episode of Merlin, we find Gwen shoveling hay in a small village, when suddenly it is being raided by men in dark robes on horses. She races to try and get away and one raider is about to kill her but is stopped by another man stating, there is “pleasure” to be had. Tune in an all new episode this Friday at 10/9c to see if Gwen will ever return to Camelot safely.

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