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J.J. Abrams heading back to ‘Star Wars’ for Episode IX

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J.J. Abrams Vanity Fair Oscar PartyImage: Stewart Cook/REX/Shutterstock The Force is strong with J.J. Abrams — strong enough to bring the Force Awakens director back to Star Wars to direct and co-write (with Chris Terrio) Episode IX. SEE ALSO: Another Star Wars director down: Colin Trevorrow out for ‘Episode IX’ Abrams’ return was announced Tuesday on the official Star Wars website, with a release and statement from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” Kennedy said. […]

Disney is bringing esports to TV this weekend

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Image: Khin Maung Win/AP/REX/Shutterstock Entertainment behemoth Disney made two big moves this week in the world of competitive gaming. Disney announced their investment in one of the most prominent esports team organizations in North America, and that they will air a portion of a Super Smash Bros. tournament and a Street Fighter tournament this weekend on its TV channel Disney XD. SEE ALSO: NBC breaks into esports, starting with ‘Rocket League’ Disney revealed a series of investments Tuesday, Variety reported, including an investment in aXiomatic, an ownership group with a majority stake in the esports team organization Team Liquid. Team […]