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Disney News: 'Star Wars 7' Takes Place 30 Years After 'Return of the Jedi,' Brad Bird Working On 'Incredibles 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 2:09 PM
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Disney: Star Wars, Pixar, Pirates 5
Today, Walt Disney honcho Bob Iger got on the phone with investors, and gave them updates on the kind of stuff they want to hear about: sequels. Yep, sequels means throwing money after proven success instead of risking it on new territory, and those with a stake in the company got some good news on what's coming down the pike.

Does Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland' Involve Nikola Tesla?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 11:00 AM
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Aside from Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," there is no other film arriving in 2014 with as much mystery behind it as Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland." Penned by Damon Lindelof, the project stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson and has been given this official logline: "Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.” But that creates more questions than answers, and there have been no shortage of theories as to what the movie is really about.

Disney Reveals Official Synopsis For Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland,' Plus What We Learned About The Film At D23

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 26, 2013 2:25 PM
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Disney has finally revealed a little something about "Tomorrowland," their big budget, beyond top-secret sci-fi project being directed by Brad Bird (from a script by Bird and "Prometheus" lightning rod Damon Lindelof) and starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. While announcing the official start of production (up in Vancouver), the studio hinted at the film's plot, while keeping most of the movie's specifics still in some kind of lead-lined vault, accessible only by key members of the production and the guy who plays Gaston in the Magic Kingdom. The officially sanctioned synopsis also made us think back to the movie's big presence at this year's D23 Expo, where Lindelof and Bird were on hand to cryptically tease what the movie might have in store for us.

Damon Lindelof Suggests He Could Be Involved In A Future 'Star Wars' Feature; Gives More Hints About 'Tomorrowland'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 20, 2013 4:05 PM
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Damon Lindelof
Nerds, start your hate-tweets: Damon Lindelof, one of the most celebrated and reviled writers in the geek universe, suggests in an interview with Grantland where he doesn't acknowledge or even try to explain the dozens of gaping plot holes and leaps in logic in "Star Trek Into Darkness" (which he co-wrote), that he will probably be involved in one of Disney's upcoming "Star Wars" projects (the crop that will begin with J.J. Abrams' 2015 film). In basements all across the country, angry blog posts are already being written. Lindelof also gave some more details about "Tomorrowland," his secretive Disney project with Brad Bird, which are pretty exciting for any fan of sci-fi.

Brad Bird Discusses Where 'The Incredibles 2' Stands And Being Asked To Do 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 16, 2013 3:41 PM
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Director Brad Bird, who started out in animation with the deeply brilliant 2D "Iron Giant" before moving to Pixar and helming "The Incredibles" and "Ratatouille," and then transitioning to live action with the jaw-dropping "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," is just now embarking on his 'M:I-4' follow-up, a mysterious sci-fi project for Disney entitled "Tomorrowland." Bird seems antsy to make more movies, though, and in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (ostensibly about "Tomorrowland"), Bird divulged how close he is to doing another "Incredibles" and what it was like being offered "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Brad Bird Finds His Robot Girl For ‘Tomorrowland’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • April 19, 2013 11:19 AM
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Disney is working hard to keep the plot of next year’s “Tomorrowland” under wraps -- but their efforts have only been met with more fervent prying -- and two major rumors have already come out about the sci-fi flick starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. The first was about Walt Disney working with the government to reveal that UFOs exist. The second was about a genius middle-aged man, a pre-pubescent robot girl, and a real teenage girl teaming up to unravel the mystery of an alternative dimension called Tomorrowland.

Reported Details Of Brad Bird & Damon Lindelof's 'Tomorrowland' Promise Interdimensional Travel, Teenage Girls & Pre-Pubescent Robots

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 3, 2013 4:58 PM
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It stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie will play the villain, and it was formerly known as "1952," but that's about all we've really known up until now about director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles") and Damon Lindelof's ("Prometheus") secret live-action project for Walt Disney Studios, "Tomorrowland." Oh sure, we've known that the movie would reportedly be a "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"-esque story, inspired by material from the archives of WED Enterprises, Walt Disney's personal development lab, and there was educated speculation that posited the movie was about Walt Disney's involvement with an Army project to let the world know that UFOs really exist. But because it was a Damon Lindelof project, he of the J.J. Abrams school of keeping info close to the vest, no one would verify the veracity of such claims.

Brad Bird's '1952' Now Officially Titled 'Tomorrowland'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 4:09 PM
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Let the speculation begin continue! With director Brad Bird tweeting out last week a peek at the box of material that helped inspire his upcoming movie, an official new title will also stir the rumor machine a little more.

Brad Bird Unveils Unreleased ‘The Incredibles’ Poster By Celebrated Artist Robert McGinnis

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • January 18, 2013 9:39 AM
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Apparently unprompted, Brad Bird has tweeted the image of an unreleased “The Incredibles” poster hand-painted by celebrated artist Robert McGinnis, who created the original iconic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” poster as well as many controversial posters for the James Bond films.

Guillermo Del Toro Says He Was Approached For 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' Would Have Loved To See Brad Bird Direct The Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 9:16 AM
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Easily one of the biggest pieces of movie news that arrived in 2012 was the announcement that more "Star Wars" sequels were on the way. And heading into 2013, it's still on everyone's mind, even though "Star Wars: Episode 7" isn't due into theaters until 2015. What we know already is that Michael Arndt is writing the script, but the million dollar question remains: who is going to direct? Numerous big names -- J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg and more -- have taken themselves out of the race, and another who politely declined the gig was an early fan favorite: Guillermo Del Toro.

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