It would seem that the rumors might be true about J.J. Abrams directing the next Star Wars movie. In fact, we have it on good authority that he’s already updated his production company’s name and logo!
A blockbuster deal shook the entertainment industry today when Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. As a result, Disney has added the massively lucrative Star Wars franchise to a roster that already boasts the Pixar films and Marvel properties — including the $1.5 billion-grossing The Avengers. But the biggest news arising from this deal is the announcement of upcoming Star Wars movies! Beginning with 2015's Episode VII, a slew of new sequels will ensure that legions of fans keep buying Darth Vader bathrobes and R2-D2 gravy boats for generations to come.
As George Lucas walks away with a few billion in cash and 40 million shares of Disney stock, MAD is excited to present the first look at the poster for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga!
We often notice when two things are similar. Mountain Dew and Mello Yello? Similar! Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel? Similar! Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the Star Wars saga? Similar! (Please just bear with us, we’ve been drinking citrus soda and looking at pictures of doe-eyed brunettes all day and we’re a little loopy…)
We are proud to announce the third installment of our popular book series, MAD’s Greatest Artists — this one celebrating the legendary Mort Drucker, universally acclaimed as one of the greatest humorous illustrators and caricaturists of all time. It always struck us as odd that a man of Mort’s immense talent would work for us, but we’re glad he does! This book is a rich compilation of Mort’s MAD work from the past five decades, including movie parodies, TV spoofs, and satirical jabs at eight presidents! It also features a brand new interview with Mort himself by longtime MAD Editor Nick Meglin. As an added bonus, there's a full-color, pull-out vintage poster reprinted for the first time in almost 50 years! With an introduction by Michael J. Fox, the book features essays by some of Hollywood’s greatest directors, including J.J. Abrams, Frank Darabont, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. On sale October 23 from Running Press. Pre-order your copy today by clicking here!
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