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Chris Pratt Returns as Peter Quill, Star Lord, In ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Need I say more? Along with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Christian Bale, Chris Pratt will be featured in Thor: Love and Thunder. Variety writer, Angelique Jackson, discusses this in her article on Chris Pratt reprising his role as Star Lord.

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Royalty Wars Over ‘Star Wars’ Books: Disney Refuses to Pay

There's a full on royalty war underway in regard to Alan Dean Foster's books, Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (a novelization of the Star Wars film, A New Hope), and Splinter of the Mind's Eye, (its sequel). Apparently, when Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, the checks stopped rolling in for purchases on the ghostwritten sci-fi works.

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“Children of Blood and Bone” Is Now A Part of Disney

Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone is being adapted into a film for Disney. The rights were acquired by Fox 2000 first, but now that Disney and Fox have merged, the film will be under Disney as well. It is being produced by Lucasfilm, which has brought Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Disney. Children of Blood and Bone is the first film that Lucasfilm is producing for Disney that isn’t apart of those franchises.

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Kay Oyegun is trying to get a deal so she can write the screenplay. Oyegun is one of the writers and producers for the NBC show, This is Us and she’s a writer for the OWN Network’s show, Queen Sugar. She is also the writer for the show Assisted Living, that was picked up by Paramount Studios. Fingers crossed she will be picked to write  the screenplay for this fantastic book.
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The book tells the story of a young girl named Zeile, who is on the run with a runaway princess and her brother. They’re on a journey to bring back magic before the crown prince gets rid of magic for good. Zeile must also learn to control her magic and the crown prince must come to term with his magic abilities. Tensions rise and feelings form, and Zeile, might be the greatest danger they face.
Adeyemi signed a seven figure deal with Macmillan Children Publishing for the book series. The novel was one of  the biggest YA debut publishing deals. Fox, even acquired the rights to it before it was even published. Now you know this book is good!
You can read it right here! And the sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance.
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Remembering Marge Champion: The Woman Behind Disney’s ‘Snow White’

Disney's model, dancer and character actor for Snow White, Marge Champion, has died at the age of 101. We're taking a moment to remember her talents and say "thank you" once more for the years of dedication to the craft and character of Disney's first princess.

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