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Disney working on standalone Star Wars movies

Star Wars fans have more than just Episodes 7, 8 and 9 to look forward to. Disney CEO Bob Iger said at the annual shareholders meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday that the company is developing "some standalone movies" featuring Star Wars characters.


Safeway Plans IPO for Gift-Card Unit


Supermarket chain Safeway SWY +4.30% is planning to spinoff its gift-card subsidiary Blackhawk Network with an IPO next year, only months after saying that wasn’t in the cards. The plan, revealed in a short press release with scant details, calls for a minority stake to be sold in Blackhawk.


'Snow White and the Huntsman' Sequel Shelved; Spinoff Planned

Snow White and the Huntsman

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has decided not to proceed with the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Instead, the studio will do with a spinoff focusing on Chris Hemsworth's character, the Huntsman. Kristen Stewart, who plays Snow White, is not going to be in the new movie, and it is likely that director Rupert Sanders will have no part in this as well, but his role is unknown at this point.


Box Office Report: 'X-Men: First Class' Grosses $21 Million on Opening Day

Box Office Report: 'X-Men: First Class' Grosses $21 Million on Opening Day

Twentieth Century Fox's prequel X-Men: First Class grossed $21 million in its Friday debut at the domestic box office, and is on track to meet expectations and earn $55 million for the weekend.

Senh: I was expecting it to do a little bit better - at least beat or come close to Wolverine's $85M.


Fox Hires Tim Miller to Direct Deadpool

Visual effects guru Tim Miller has been hired to direct "X-Men Origins: Deadpool," which could film sooner than expected thanks to Darren Aronofsky's recent departure from "The Wolverine."


Sorting through the Wizard of Oz Spinoffs

Sorting through the Wizard of Oz Spinoffs

Hollywood seems to have gone "Wizard of Oz"-happy lately, with at least five movies inspired by the classic in development. Moviefone looks at the list and tells us what we can expect.


Donner Talks "X-Men" Spin-Off Plans

Donner Talks

"X-Men" franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner tells Slashfilm that there was no truth to a claim (later recinded) by actor Tim Pocock on this Twitter account the other week that the "X-Men: First Class" film was moving forward shortly.


Author seeks court's OK to publish Salinger spinoff

A Swedish author asked a federal appeals court Thursday to reverse a judge's ruling and let him publish a book he claims is a ...


Judge blocks publication of Salinger spinoff book

Judge blocks publication of Salinger spinoff book

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a Swedish author cannot publish in the United States a book he wrote that was advertised as a sequel to J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher In The Rye."


Ryan Reynolds Promises "Authentic" Deadpool Spinoff

Given the keys to the on-screen version of Marvel's Deadpool character at long last, Ryan Reynolds is all kinds of excited about steering his "Wolverine" spinoff into theaters -- and making it "as close to the source material as possible."


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