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This Week In News: Katniss, Puppies and Ewoks in Star Wars

October 20, 2014

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By: Jenna Busch

Check out NASA’s Halloween pic! Watch an adorable puppy eat a french fry in the new Disney short. Check out what happens when Katnis Everdeen returns to District 12. Check out all the upcoming DC superhero movies through 2020! We’ve got all the news you missed this week!

1. It’s Halloween in space!

NASA gave us all a Halloween treat this week when they put out an amazing photo of the sun looking like a carved pumpkin. Want to know the science? Here’s what they said:

“he active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy. They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths at 171 and 193 Ångströms, typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance.”

Pretty cool! Or hot. We mean, hot.

Even the sun gets dressed up for Halloween!Even the sun gets dressed up for Halloween!

2. Will there be Ewoks in Star Wars: Episode VII?

Remember the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi? Well, this week we got some news that might mean their fuzzy return in Star Wars: Episode VII. Warwick Davis, who played the main Ewok Wicket made a video where he learned that he’s been cast in the new film. Still, he might be playing another role entirely. Davis also played Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films.

Will there be Ewoks in the new Star Wars?Will there be Ewoks in the new Star Wars?Courtesy of YouTube

Check out the video below as well as the Ewok celebration scene from Return of the Jedi. Yub nub!

 

Star Wars Ewok Song

 

7. Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play Iron Man in Captain America 3

RDJ recently joked about signing on for Iron Man 4. The real truth? He’s actually reprising the role of Iron Man/Tony Stark in Captain America 3! This hints at Marvel using their “Civil War” storyline, which is all about the government registering superheroes to supposedly protect the public, and which side everyone ends up on. Marvel is also doing a new version of the story in comics.

Robert Downey Jr. will be back for Captain America 3Robert Downey Jr. will be back for Captain America 3Courtesy of Marvel

Have Your Say!

What are you dressing as for Halloween? Are you hoping for Ewoks in the new Star Wars  film? Which DC superhero movie are you looking forward to most? We want to know!