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Friendship is magic. Friendship is also very popular apparently.

Variety reports that Hasbro is moving forward with a My Little Pony movie for a 2017 release. The movie will be produced through Allspark Pictures, and Hasbro will finance it in house. They have Joe Ballarini on board as the writer and Meghan McCarthy as co-executive producer. McCarthy works on the current animated show and Equestria Girls.

The news doesn’t state whether the film is based on the Friendship is Magic incarnation of the story, but it’s likely given the success of the animated series.

(via /Film)

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Nintendo has announced some interesting news about Link’s upcoming appearance in Mario Kart 8. As you can see from the above pic, Link is getting a motorcycle (dubbed the “Master Cycle”).

Nintendo also mentioned that there might be some Zelda-themed racetracks in the game too.

Find out more after the break…

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captures images of the sun, and on October 8th, the sun decided to show some Halloween spirit. It looks like the greatest pumpkin of them all! NASA’s Joe Witte said:

“Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a solar jack-o’-lantern’s face… The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.”

Even the sun likes to get dressed up for Halloween. That means you have no excuse.

(via CNN, photo via SDO)

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While many people have been calling on Marvel to create the first female led stand alone superhero movie, DC and Warner Bros. have stepped up to the plate with the announcement of a Wonder Woman movie during a shareholder call. But that’s not all.  They also announced a slate of 10 new titles slated for 2016 – 2020.

Suicide Squad will be the first release after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman will follow in 2017. Justice League Part One, The Flash (starring Ezra Miller instead of Grant Gustin, for those of you who had your hopes up), Aquaman, Shazam, Justice League Part Two, Cyborg, and Green Lantern fill out the roster.

Check out the breakdown after the jump…

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Marvel brought along the cast of Daredevil to New York Comic Con over the weekend, and they got to talk a bit about the show. They also debuted some of the first official photos of Charlie Cox as Daredevil (they also showed off some Con-only footage too).

In the pic above you can see Charlie as lawyer Matt Murdock. After the break, you can check out a pic of him in his first-gen costume.

Check out some more pictures and details about the show after the break…

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New York Comic Con has started and Tomorrowland decided to do it up right. First off, George Clooney was on the Tomorrowland panel yesterday (joking about how he was spending his honeymoon at the con). Plus, Disney released the first teaser trailer and Funko debuted their first ReAction figure from the movie.

I think the movie looks really interesting and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more.

You can check out the trailer and the new figure after the break.

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We’ve got some good news for you LEGO fans. The LEGO group recently announced details regarding a relaunch (and accompanying storyline) for LEGO Bionicle at New York City Comic Con. The new toys will be available globally on January 1, 2015. From the press release:

“We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the LEGO BIONICLE franchise, which was one of our most popular LEGO franchises and our first ‘constraction’ or constructible action figure line,” said Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations, The LEGO Group. “We are eager to introduce and immerse a new generation of children in this rich character-driven world and can’t wait for fans of all ages to interact with the new story.”

The storyline revolves around the mythical island of Okoto, where the evil Makuta is gathering his forces to dominate the island and track down three powerful masks: the Mask of Creation, the Mask of Control and the Mask of Ultimate Power. The islanders enlist the aid of six heroes (each are masters of an element) in order to defeat Makuta. The LEGO group noted that they will offer a wide range of Bionicle sets from each of the factions, and the prices will range from $9.99 – $19.99 for each set.

Check out some more pics of the some of the other sets after the break…

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Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion will officially get a network re-broadcast on Sunday, October 26th at 7 PM on ABC and it will include a cameo of Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones! According to the press release,

The critically-acclaimed epic adventure “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” will air on ABC on Sunday, October 26 (7:00 p.m. ET/PT). Executive Producer Dave Filoni states, “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”

That means that anyone who already caught the premiere event on Disney XD is going to want to tune in again to see what extra Vader goodness they’ve got in store.

(via /Film)

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Dinosaurs are cool and Lego are cool, and now the two are coming together in a series of new sets that will debut in May 2015. Jill Wilfert, vice president of global licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group notes:

“We are thrilled to be a part of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series. The film’s imagery and branding are iconic, with a rich array of landscapes, vehicles and dinosaurs that are perfect for inspiring a line of building sets that will encourage hours of creative play.”

Hours of creative play is just the thing to inspire the kiddies, and if you don’t have kids there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wasting an entire Saturday morning building a giant dinosaur to chase after all of your Chris Pratt minifigs.

(Brickset via The Mary Sue)

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Paul Feig is directing a new Ghostbusters film that will star women. Isn’t it glorious? The director of Bridesmaids has been rumored to be involved with the film for a couple of months, and he’s helming a complete reboot. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Feig revealed he’s resetting the franchise with women fighting the ghosts. He said:

Yeah. I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, let’s just restart it because then we can have new dynamics. I want the technology to be even cooler. I want it to be really scary, and I want it to happen in our world today that hasn’t gone through it so it’s like, oh my God what’s going on?

He mentioned he’d be open to having previous cast members come back in different roles for cameos, and that he doesn’t know all the specifics yet but has a general plan:

We have a very rough, rough outline that we’re working with, but definitely know the basic story, know what we want the basic characters to do, know what we want the world to do and what the rules of our world are, but nothing I want to discuss obviously. It’s cool. I think it’s a really strong origin story that feels real—as real as a ghost story is. It’s going to be really fun and real. We’ll make it scary and funny.

I am a fan of funny and silly scary, and I can’t wait to see some funny women at the helm. This particular statement from Feig made me feel reassured:

Everything’s got to live on it’s own merits. It would be terrible if we just go, oh we’re just doing an update where we use the same dynamic and scripts. If we just flop four women into the exact same personalities and roles as original, then that’s lazy filmmaking on my behalf, and who wants to see that? I don’t want to do a shot by shot update of a movie that existed. It’s the difficult thing about remaking a great movie. So that’s why we’re not remaking a great movie. We’re doing our take on it.

(via io9)