Lucasfilm goes full-on Sith to shut down unofficial Star Wars lightsaber school

If you take your Jedi talents seriously, there’s a school for that. Well, at least there is for now.

Fox watches Watchmen: Studio seeks to block March release.
Jul 4, 2015

Fox is seeking to block the March 6 release of Watchmen.

Court rules against Kirby heirs in bid to regain character rights from Marvel
Aug 8, 2013

Jack "The King" Kirby has been further dethroned by Marvel. Sigh ...

Family of 1940s Frankenstein star sues studio for $1 million
Jun 5, 2013

The family of a former 1940s horror star is seeking $1 million from Universal, in an effort to scare up some cash for allegedly exploiting the deceased star’s likeness.

Writer claims studio stole script, made Paranormal Activity 4
Apr 25, 2013

In addition to Paranormal Activity, it sounds like the latest found footage sequel might’ve also featured some illegal activities.

Fox shuts down anyone selling a Jayne hat (and Firefly fans are furious)
Apr 9, 2013

For nigh on a decade, Firefly fans have worn their homespun Jayne hats with pride. It seems, though, that those days are numbered.

Guy sues Wachowskis for allegedly stealing idea for the Matrix
Mar 4, 2013

The Wachowskis are being sued for $300 million by a guy claiming they stole the idea for The Matrix.

Warner Bros. officially trying to kill that Hobbit mockbuster
Jan 14, 2013

We'd heard the folks at Warner Bros. were none too happy with the upcoming mockbuster Age of the Hobbits—and now the studio behind The Hobbit has officially pulled the trigger in an effort to kill the direct-to-DVD rival.

Archaeologist sues Lucasfilm for (kinda) stealing that crystal skull
Jan 14, 2013

A lot of us have a beef with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, though most of us probably wouldn't bother suing George Lucas and company over it. But a real-life archaeologist is going after the flick, not because it was a letdown, but because the creators allegedly owe money for using the crystal skull as a plot device.

Injured explosives expert wins 1st round of Green Lantern lawsuit
Dec 17, 2012

The big screen version of DC hero Green Lantern may not have exploded at the box office, but an explosives expert doing stunt work was hurt on set—and he just took Warner Bros. to task with a critical ruling in a negligence lawsuit.

Vamp film flops so bad investors call it a scam and sue for $22M
Dec 17, 2012

Movies flop all the time, it's just part of life. But one recent vampire semi-spoof flopped so bad the financiers are actually suing the film's creators to get their money back, claiming the movie was so bad it constituted a scam.

Wow! Look how much Neil Gaiman won thanks to that Spawn lawsuit
Dec 17, 2012

You'll recall that Gaiman and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane have been embroiled in a lawsuit for years over the creation of certain characters and royalties that haven't been paid, yes? Now that the case has been settled, the court documents have been unsealed ... and McFarlane owes Gaiman a pretty penny indeed.

WB wins, heirs of Superman creators lose, latest legal tussle
Dec 17, 2012

You know that legal tussle between Warner Bros. and the estates of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster over the copyright to Supes? It's getting uglier, and Warner Bros. just clinched a key victory in the fight.

Philip K. Dick estate sues (again!) over Adjustment Bureau movie
Dec 17, 2012

Just two months ago, the Philip K. Dick estate seemed to be admitting defeat by dropping its lawsuit against the producers of the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau. But it turns out they're not done yet. The $500,000 lawsuit has just been re-filed, and the producers will have to try to prove all over again that they don't owe the Dick estate anything.