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We said goodbye to another beloved icon with the passing of Sir Richard Attenborough on Sunday August 24th. He’s best known to geeks the world round for his role as John Hammond in the Jurassic Park series and as Santa Claus in the remake of Miracle on 34th Street. You spared no expense sir, and the world was better for it.

Another week, another Star Wars Episode VII rumor. This time the rumors are linking the current possible plot of the movie to an older Star Wars: Legacy storyline.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continued it’s epic donation run this past week as Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Katee Sackhoff, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Zoe Saldana joined the party.

You’ve asked for it, you’ve begged for, you’ve even created your own versions, but now Funko has finally delivered. THE toy that everyone has been clamoring for from Guardians of the Galaxy will soon be available at a store (or website) near you!

Kevin Smith has announced his next movie, and well… you’ll just have to judge for yourself.

On Avenging Force

We asked you to participate in our Pick Your Poison: Batman edition. Michael Keaton came out on top, but Will Arnett got some surprising love for his turn in The Lego Movie.

Are you attending Dragon Con for the first time? Do you know someone who is? Send them over to our Things to Know for Dragon Con post to ensure they don’t sound the weekend smelly, exhausted, and stealing coffee from other con-goers.

For our Five by Friday this week we ran down a list of our favorite celebrity meetings. Who has been your favorite?

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