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Source: Fox.com | The Daily Beast | X-Files News | X-Files Lexicon | Posted By: Dan Geer

The X-Files Limited Series

After it was revealed at the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour that the success of the limited run season of 24 (titled 24: Live Another Day) spawned discussions at Fox about bringing back the TV network’s other mega-hit series The X-Files in a similar fashion – fans of the show from all over the world got excited. REALLY excited. After all, 20th Century Fox’s attempt in 2008 at a second feature film of the show, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, did not do nearly as well at the box office as the studio had hoped, and the situation all but sealed the deal on there ever being a third feature, let alone one that would wrap up the miscellaneous loose ends left open at the end of the series’ run back in 2002.

Recently, rumors fluttered the internet claiming that a green light was imminent for The X-Files to return to television in the limited run format that Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman suggested back in January. Today, after years of fan campaigning, it has been made official. Read on for the official press release and more!

(Article updated with comments from Chris Carter below)

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Source: E Online | X-Files News | Posted By: Dan Geer

The X-Files: Fight the Future

Today may be the start of a new beginning for fans of the extremely successful Fox TV series The X-Files (1993-2002).

Fans all over the world have been waiting and hoping for years now that there just might be hope for a third X-Files theatrical film, even though the second feature, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, wasn’t as successful at the box office as 20th Century Fox had hoped it would be back in 2008 (remind us all again, Fox, why you decided to release it only ONE WEEK after The Dark Knight?!!). All these years later, fans still want closure to the ever popular alien colonization plot from the series.

While a third feature film seems to be looking less and less likely, Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman confirmed at the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour that there have been discussions with X-Files series creator Chris Carter about a possible revival of The X-Files – but for television, and that they want David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back! Read on for more!

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Source: StarWars.com | Posted By: Dan Geer

Anakin Obi-Wan Clone Wars

If you thought that Season 6 (a.k.a. The Lost Missions) of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that debuted on Netflix this past March after last year’s cancellation of the show on Cartoon Network would be the last stories we’d ever see from the critically-acclaimed animated series – think again! Just recently, StarWars.com made four more episodes of the series available to stream online, revealing a four-part story arc with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker on a mission to stop General Grevious from retrieving a powerful weapon for the Separatist Leader (and Sith Lord) Count Dooku. Read on for more!
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Source: THR | X-Files News | Posted By: Dan Geer

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Chris Carter made his mark in television history in a big way with The X-Files and Millennium back in the 90s. Gale Anne Hurd became one of the biggest producers in film with The Terminator, Terminator 2, and Aliens, and more recently in television with AMC’s The Walking Dead. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the two TV/film legends have teamed up to create a new series for AMC titled Area 51. Seems right up Carter’s alley. Hit the jump for details!

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Source: LA Times | Posted By: Dan Geer

This past May, it was revealed that Dave Filoni, supervising director of the recently canceled Star Wars: The Clone Wars, was hard at work at Lucasfilm as executive producer on an all-new CG-animated series called Star Wars Rebels, which will focus on the time period between Star Wars: Episodes III & IV and show the rise of the Empire and the elimination of the remaining Jedi Knights scattered throughout the galaxy. Needless to say, Star Wars fans are eager for details, almost as much as for anything regarding J.J. Abrams’  upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

As it turns out, Filoni revealed quite  a bit this weekend at New York Comic-Con, not only giving us more details about the series, but also our first glimpse of a main villain he calls “The Inquisitor,” whom Darth Vader himself appoints to help hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights. Hit the jump for the full image, details on the series, and a behind-the-scenes video!

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Source: Cinema Blend | Posted By: Dan Geer

It has been a while since we’ve heard any news on a sequel to 2008’s Rambo, and when we do, it’s always something different. First, there was the idea that Rambo would get a little more sci-fi, with the lead character hunting down genetically engineered instinctual killers. Then, that idea changed into something more traditional for the franchise, with Rambo heading over the U.S.-Mexico border to rescue a young girl from human traffickers and drug lords. Finally, Sylvester Stallone went on record as saying that he was “99% sure” that Rambo wouldn’t be returning – at least in another film, that is.

As it turns out, Rambo may indeed return after all, as Entertainment One and Nu Image are currently developing a Rambo TV series, with Stallone in talks to join the project “on a creative level,” and word is circulating that he may even star in the series. Read on for more!

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Source: Star Wars Official Website | Posted By: Dan Geer

Last month it was revealed that Dave Filoni, supervising director of Cartoon Network’s recently canceled Star Wars: The Clone Wars, would still be involved in creating a new Star Wars animated series for Disney/Lucasfilm set in an era previously unexplored in TV or film. Today, an official announcement has been made via StarWars.com regarding the series, including the title, what era of the Star Wars universe it will take place in, who will be involved in the creative process, and more! Hit the jump for the official press release containing all of the juicy details, as well as an early behind-the-scenes video!

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Source: RebelForce Radio | IGN | Posted By: Dan Geer

Many questionable changes have been occurring over at Lucasfilm ever since Disney officially acquired the company this past year. Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series would be winding down sooner than originally intended in the wake of concentrating on new Star Wars endeavors such as Episodes VII-IX as well as a new animated series set in an era previously unexplored in TV or film. After all of this, as well as the even more recent news of LucasArts shutting down to move to a licensing model for future Star Wars games, fans are definitely worrying about whether or not the recent Disney acquisition was really a good idea in the first place.

To perhaps shed a bit of positive light on the recent changes, The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni (pictured above, next to yours truly) recently gave an interview with RebelForce Radio‘s Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac about the recent decision to cancel The Clone Wars, and the future of Filoni’s career with Lucasfilm. As it turns out, Filoni revealed that he is currently involved with developing the new Star Wars animated series mentioned above! Hit the jump to read what he had to say on the matter!

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Source: TheForce.netSave The Clone Wars | Posted By: Dan Geer

Two weeks ago, the disappointing news came that Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series would no longer air on the network, and that we would only be receiving “bonus content” to wrap up certain story arcs from the show. Thus far, there has been no word yet on just what exactly we’ll be seeing in these arcs, except for the preview clip we were shown when the announcement came, and we still do not know how we will be receiving said content.

However, TheForce.net‘s Eric Geller stated today that, according to his source, we will be receiving two different completed story arcs, which means that anything else Lucasfilm Animation (currently going through layoffs) was currently working on besides these two arcs will be scrapped. Read on for what Geller had to say on the matter.

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Source: Star Wars Official Website | Posted By: Dan Geer

Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in October last year and announced that Star Wars: Episodes VII-IX would be produced, fans of Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars have been wondering for quite some time now what the fate of the show would be. At first, people thought that maybe the show would continue on a Disney network, but after the recent announcement that the 3D re-releases of Star Wars: Episodes II & III would be postponed in order to focus all efforts on the new live-action Star Wars films, we then suspected that Disney/Lucasfilm would see fit to end The Clone Wars after it ended its fifth season since their focus obviously lies somewhere else.

As it turns out, the rumors were basically true, in that yes, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming to an end. However, it is simply winding down, meaning that we will get more episodes of the show in the future, which we have already known were in production for quite some time before Season Five even ended. These new episodes, however, will not air on Cartoon Network (the network only signed a five-season deal), and an announcement is imminent as to where fans can find these all-new episodes. This decision, as well as the postponement of Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Star Wars: Detours, have both been made in light of not only Disney/Lucasfilm’s setting their sights on the new Star Wars films, but also an entirely new animated series set in an era of the Star Wars universe previously unexplored on film or television.

Hit the jump for the official press release, as well as a video from Star Wars: The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni discussing the future of the show, and presenting an all-new clip from an upcoming episode!

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