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Disney Infinity 2.0: Maleficent Confirmed!

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At a screening of Maleficent last night, Disney Infinity executive producer John Vignocchi confirmed that the iconic villain would be added to Disney Infinity 2.0 when it launches this fall.  A limited edition poster handed out at the event showcased the character's evolution from concept art to her appearance in the final game:

Her appearance has been expected, as sharp-eyed viewers of the Disney Infinity 2.0 videos released last month spotted her in the background, but it's nice to have it confirmed!

Villain Big Bang - Promotion

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A Big Bang for Baddies You Love and Hate.

There will be two options for this challenge.
1. Big Bang: 15,000 word minimum
2. Mini Bang: 5,000 word minimum

January 20th: Author & Artist Sign Ups Open
March 1st: Reminder Artist Sign Ups
March 20th: Check-In #1
April 25th: Author Sign Ups close + Rough Drafts Due
April 27th: Artist Claiming!
May 30th: Author & Artist Check In #2
June 15th: Check-In #3
June 30th: Final Draft Posting

FAQ | Author Sign Ups | Artist Sign Ups

Dates, dates, dates

-Maleficent is out July 2nd 2014
-Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is out July 10th 2015
-Really, Disney? Really? is out July 18th 2016

They're severely over-estimating the Pirates franchise give that $1 billion+ the movie made was back when people were enchanted by the possibilities of 3-D, but given the downward trend lately, I can't imagine the series going past this (then again, I didn't expect it to go past the 4th one and yet here we are). Whether or not Barbossa and his pegleg will be joining them is unknown at this point.
They're also working on that live-action Cinderella film, as well with Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine.

Also, a bit more information on the villains day at the parks has been released:

Unleash the Villains: A Friday the 13th in 2013 is a special day, so Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios are staying open until the 13th Hour (1 a.m.). Maleficent, Capt. Hook, Jafar and other Disney villains host a dance party, complete with limited-edition collectibles and nighttime mischief on Sept. 13.