A new report from Variety says that Disney doesn’t need to worry about losses from “The Lone Ranger” because J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” will make $1.2 billion. Well, it will if they bring Darth Maul and Boba Fett back from the dead to team up as a pair of by-their-own rules cops. That would be a hit for sure.
Also, get another update from Jeff Daniels about “Dumb and Dumber To” in today’s Dailies!
» Dustin Hoffman has a heartfelt explanation for his passion behind “Tootsie.” [Upworthy]
» Disney is planning a live-action “Jungle Book” reboot. We hear that Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Baloo the Bear will be very culturally respectful. [THR]
» One analyst is already predicting a $1.2 million haul for “Star Wars: Episode VII.” [Variety]
» You can flip your “Dumb and Dumber To” Status Switch back to “On again.” [NBC]
» Trailer for “Sweetwater”
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