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Star Wars VIII Release Date and Stand Alone Title Drop

I think it’s official that we can blame Marvel for this sort of behavior.

Marvel and the MCU  made it a thing to run ahead five years and drop several movie dates in a row to populate the field with their Phase II announcement. DC managed to get out ahead of them with the Justice League shared universe series of movies staking out dates through 2020. But Marvel caused near fan hysteria and stomped all over that only weeks later with their Phase III announcement that took us  to 2019.

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With all these announcements, it’s no wonder the Star Wars movies are pushing ahead to get their own dates and titles on the already crowded fan calendars. No matter that this is the sequel to the new sequel to Return of the Jedi, that none of us have seen yet, and no one knows if it will be a hit or a flop. Actually scratch that. it’s a pretty safe bet Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens will be a hit.

So what do we know? and more importantly, why was the announcement not made in a sexy MCU way?

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RIP Leonard Nimoy

Yesterday was a day of celebration on the internet, with llamas and dress colors. Today we mourn. The passing of Leonard Nimoy, so beloved by nerds everywhere, hit hard. When I saw the report he was heading to the hospital earlier in the week, I tweeted out he had to get better. I wasn’t ready for Spock to die. Turns out nobody else was either.

But Nimoy, as was his wont, left us with an amazing last thought. Let this be a model to all celebrities. Any tweet could be your last. Make it count.

Nimoy is a man who is preserved in our memories. He brought joy to millions, not just as Spock. Long before Jackson got his hands on it, Nimoy was telling the tale of The Hobbit. Let us all sing along to The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

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