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Stan Lee's Cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Unveiled
9 hours ago
Stan Lee has appeared in every Marvel movie produced by Disney, so don't think for a moment that he's sitting out Disneyland's first ride based in this ever sprawling universe. The Marvel boss and creator of so many iconic superheroes is indeed included in the newly launched Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride that sits in the middle of Disney's California Adventure. And we have a photo below to prove it.
The photo comes courtesy of an innocent bystander on Instagram, who snapped the pic. The ride just opened at Disneyland's theme park adjacent to Disneyland. And it features all of the Guardians. The story revolves around Rocket Raccoon attempting to break Star-Lord and his other pals out of The Collector's fortress. The ride replaced the fan-favorite Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
The ride itself is a free-fall elevator that drops from the top of the Fortress as »
Epic Luke Skywalker Tribute Video Celebrates The Last Jedi
9 hours ago
The plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still a little hazy, but one thing we know for sure is that we're getting a lot more Luke Skywalker. Mark Hamill will reprise his iconic Jedi role in this eighth chapter in the Skywalker saga. There are plenty of rumors about what his true role will be. But none of them have been confirmed. Today, we get an epic video that celebrates the legacy of Luke Skywalker, as fans continue to celebrate Star Wars' 40th Anniversary this weekend.
This massive video clocks in at under ten minutes. It was thrown together by those fine folks over at Heroes Fan Productions and released on Youtube. The team behind this glorious character trailer left a pretty lengthy message about their intent. Take a look at what they had to say.
"Happy Birthday Star Wars!! Here it is, after 3 and a half months, »
Results of Darth Vader's Maury Paternity Test Have Been Revealed
10 hours ago
Darth Vader learns that he is indeed the father of Luke and Leia after a paternity test in a short viral video told with subtitles. The internet can be a beautiful place as long as you're not debating Marvel vs. DC or the true identity of General Snoke or who Rey's parents are or just about anything regarding today's political climate. That's why this short Star Wars Gif is exactly what we need right now, something that we can all agree on. Old man Vader is going to have to open the wallet and pay some back child support after this episode of Maury.
The expertly done Gif, uploaded by Imgur user yaemd, starts with Maury introducing Lord Vader and a statement that Vader has prepared for the producers ahead of time. Vader agreed to take a paternity test to prove that he is definitely not the father of the Rebel twins, »
Silver Sable and Black Cat Story Leaks, More Spider-Man Characters Coming?
11 hours ago
Sony is hellbent on creating a cinematic universe full of Spider-Man characters, but without actually including Spider-Man in the universe, since he is tied up over at Marvel Studios. Granted, nobody seems to be upset about that part. At least right now. Not only is the studio releasing an R-rated Venom movie, but they just announced that Gina Prince-Bythewood is set to direct Silver and Black, the spin-off based on the characters Silver Sable and Black Cat. Now, it looks like we may have some plot details for the movie and, if they are legitimate, would mean that some other key characters are going to be along for the ride.
Before we dig in, this is coming from an unverified source, so you may want to take this with several very large grains of moose dip. Very large. That said, the news comes courtesy of Splash Report who got the »
Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Is Not Connected to the McU
11 hours ago
Disney is getting ready to unveil their latest attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout, on the eager public soon. The ride is taking the place of Disney's Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride that had been a staple of Disney's California Adventure for years. There are tons of cool Easter eggs and fun things for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to enjoy, as revealed during a recent preview of the attraction. But don't get too excited over some of the things being teased in the ride, because it is not actually part of the McU.
Joe Rohde, a creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering who helped create the ride, recently spoke with i09 about Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout. Because James Gunn directed and helped create the attraction, with the stars of the movie turning up to play their respective parts, it was reasonable to assume that »
Proof Rey Is Reincarnated in The Last Jedi?
11 hours ago
Will any of the mysteries surrounding the new characters introduced in The Force Awakens be revealed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? We know that Snoke's big unveiling won't happen until Star Wars 9. But what about Rey's parentage? Her backstory? Anything? Well, Lucasfilm has officially confirmed that Rey gets to keep Luke's old blue lightsaber, which once belonged to his father Anakin Skywalker. That should come as no surprise. As we've seen Rey using the lightsaber to train in the first Star Wars 8 teaser. And she's brandishing it on all of the merchandise that has been released thus far. But it's what Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive Pablo Hidalgo recently said to Vanity Fair that has some fans raising their eyebrow. Could a long-standing rumor about Rey be true?
When The Last Jedi began production last year, rumors started to spread that Rey is reincarnated. And that will be the big reveal in the movie. »
Paddington 2 Is Getting a Wide Release in 2018
13 hours ago
The Weinstein Company has given the long-awaited sequel Paddington 2 a new release date today, setting the movie for January 12, 2018. This puts it in roughly the same frame as the original Paddington movie, which hit theaters on January 16, 2015. As of now, Paddington 2 will go up against Lionsgate's action-thriller The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson and Studio 8's White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey. It will also fall between Insidious 4 on January 5 and Den of Thieves and Horse Soldiers on January 19.
Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company made the move for this slot after Paramount moved its own family-friendly project, Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes from January 12, 2018 to March 23, 2018. For now, Paddington 2 is the only family movie slated for release on that date, which falls over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Of course, release dates shift all the time, but since the original movie found success in that frame, »
New Mutants Wants Rosario Dawson as Dr. Cecilia Reyes
13 hours ago
With 20th Century Fox's New Mutants starting production in July, the cast is starting to come together. A report surfaced yesterday that Rosario Dawson is in talks to join the cast, although it was not revealed who she may be playing. Another report has confirmed that the actress is in fact set to play Dr. Cecilia Reyes, if a deal is made. If that wasn't enough, yet another report claims that two more actresses are being considered for the role of Mirage, a.k.a. Dani Moonstar. The two actresses reportedly in contention for this role are Blu Hunt and True O'Brien, with this report speculating that True O'Brien may be the front runner.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Rosario Dawson is playing Dr. Celia Reyes, described as, "a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself." This report also confirms a rumor »
Star Wars 8 Lego Sets Reveal Snoke's New Look, Evil Bb-8 and More
13 hours ago
Following a week of big Last Jedi reveals, we have some more cool intel for this impending Star Wars sequel. Lego sets that will be hitting stores this September, as part of the annual Force Friday event, have leaked. And the two biggest takeaways are a new look for Snoke and Imperial Bb-8 doppelgangers going by the name Bb-9e.
These Lego sets also confirm the return of the At-at Walkers. We'd previously heard that these new machines would be called Gorilla Walkers due to their simian-upgrades, which include a huge flaw fix that no longer allows the Walkers to be taken down by any old Jedi with a really long spool of wire. These new At-ATs are actually called the 'First Order Heavy Assault Walker', and as you can see in the Tweets below, they come with some cool new Mini-Figs that include Rey in a look we've already seen, »
Weird Al Celebrates Star Wars 40th Anniversary with Rare Yoda Demo
26 May 2017 6:11 PM, PDT
There were many ways to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars yesterday, but none quite as fun as a good old-fashioned "Weird Al" jam. Al shared his 1981 demo for his hit Star Wars parody song "Yoda" from the Dare to be Stupid album released in 1985. The demo first popped up on the Dr. Demento Radio Show in 1981 and it had the instrumentation Al was using at the time, meaning that the song is performed on an accordion and uses hand farts and a suitcase for percussion. The song was written after Al saw The Empire Strikes Back and is told through the eyes of Jedi-in-training, Luke Skywalker.
"Weird Al" released the demo for "Yoda" on his official YouTube account for the 40th anniversary of A New Hope and also to promote his epic box set that contains all of his 14 studio albums and a separate album of rarities. The »
Baywatch 2 Already Planned, Entire Cast Will Return
26 May 2017 5:41 PM, PDT
Dwayne Johnson seems to be immune to failure, even when critics generally agree that one of his movies is terrible. The movie in question? Baywatch. Despite the critical lashing, it looks like we may be seeing Baywatch 2 washing up in theaters, according to one of the producers, Beau Flynn.
While speaking with Variety, Beau Flynn revealed that the writing team Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are already working on the story for Baywatch 2. He also revealed that the principal cast members, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron will return, should Paramount decided to actually move ahead with the sequel. Here's what Beau Flynn had to say about it.
"We have an amazing story already. We're bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool »
Peter Jackson Unveils Mortal Engines Concept Art
26 May 2017 4:49 PM, PDT
While we still don't know when production will begin on the highly-anticipated adaptation Mortal Engines, which Peter Jackson is co-writing and producing, the cast is starting to come together, with Hugo Weaving signing on for an unspecified role. While it remains to be seen when the cast will be complete, Peter Jackson took to social media today, revealing the first piece of concept art from this fantasy adaptation. The concept art gives us our first glimpse at one of the massive cities at the forefront of this adaptation, plus one of the main characters.
Peter Jackson debuted this image on his Facebook page earlier today, although he didn't shed any light on what was being shown in this image from this fantasy adaptation. It appears that the character in the foreground of this image is one of the main characters, Hester Shaw, played by Hera Hilmar, who is seen looking »
There's No Romance in Last Jedi, But Poe and Finn May Hook-Up Later
26 May 2017 4:26 PM, PDT
The Last Jedi director Riann Johnson revealed this week that there will not be an epic love story in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This may come as a shock to fans expecting an onscreen romance between Finn and Poe, or Rey and Finn, much like Han Solo and Leia's in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Even Attack of the Clones worked as a love story with varying degrees of success. It looks like we might have to wait until Star Wars 9 to see the romance between Chewie and Maz Kanata. Anything is possible...
While speaking to Vanity Fair, Johnson explained that there wouldn't be any major romances that are the equivalent of Solo and Leia's love. Johnson says this.
"[There will be] no one-to-one equivalent of the Han-to-Leia, burning, unrequited love. In our story, that's not a centerpiece."
Ok, we get it. Johnson really is trying »
Big Snoke Mystery Won't Unravel Until Star Wars 9?
26 May 2017 3:35 PM, PDT
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is drawing nearer and nearer, and fans are being given more and more reasons to get excited about this next entry in the Skywalker saga. The movie has to accomplish a lot, but it can't accomplish everything. And not everyone we want to see will get a ton of screen time. It turns out Rian Johnson has already revealed one key character who won't be getting much to do in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And it sounds like the big mystery behind Snoke won't unravel until Star Wars 9.
Warning: there are potential spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Vanity Fair recently ran a huge cover story on the sequel, revealing a whole lot about the upcoming follow up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Vanity Fair's David Kamp decided that the piece they ran wasn't quite enough, so he landed on Reddit »
Vulture Goes Ballistic in New Spider-Man: Homecoming Preview
26 May 2017 3:02 PM, PDT
Sony Pictures has unleashed a new TV spot for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which features a few interesting scenes that revisit Spider-Man's (Tom Holland) debut in Captain America: Civil War. We see footage of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) getting his new suit, presumably just before the iconic airport battle in Captain America: Civil War. We also see footage of Spidey recording himself in a cell phone video, as he's hiding out of sight before the airport battle takes place. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) calls out "Underroos," Peter puts down the phone and says he has to go, as we see him leap into action and steal Captain America's shield, from a different vantage point. But perhaps cooler than all that is we get to see Michael Keaton's Vulture step out of the shadows to become one of Parker's greatest foes yet!
There had been rumors that Captain America »
Whedon Was Doing Justice League Reshoots Before Snyder Left
26 May 2017 2:03 PM, PDT
It was officially announced earlier this week that Zack Snyder would be stepping down from Justice League due to a death in the family, and that Batgirl director Joss Whedon will be taking his place. The news sent shockwaves through the entertainment community and an outpouring of support went towards Snyder and his family. Snyder made the announcement to keep rumors from popping up about the real reason that the he left the project at such a pivotal point and also to share his support for Whedon. It was reported that Whedon had already spent some time on the upcoming project, but nobody knew how much time Whedon had previously invested.
The decision to bring Whedon on was simple. It had already been previously reported that Whedon was involved in the writing and additional reshoots anyway. But now we have official word from Dceu producer Charles Roven. Roven spoke to »
Next Star Wars Spin-Off Will Be Decided Next Month
26 May 2017 1:39 PM, PDT
Star Wars Celebration answered an awful lot of questions for fans last month, but there was one big, burning question we are all still waiting to have answered. Disney and Lucasfilm currently have an unnamed Star Wars Story slated for 2020, but they haven't yet decided on what it is going to be. So, when are we going to find out? Well, it looks like Lucasfilm is very close to deciding on what movie they are moving forward with, according to Kathleen Kennedy.
Speaking with Vanity Fair recently, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy spoke a bit about where they are at in terms of the unnamed Star Wars spin-off. According to her, they have a couple of ideas on the table and they are close to making a decision on which one they are going to move forward with. Here's what she had to say about it.
"We haven't identified it yet, »
Wonder Woman Has No Deleted Scenes
26 May 2017 1:26 PM, PDT
Exactly one week from today, Wonder Woman will finally hit theaters, marking the first time this iconic heroine has had her own live-action theatrical movie. As historic as that is, director Patty Jenkins revealed that her movie accomplished a rather impressive feat, stating in a new interview that hardly anything ended up on the cutting room floor, and that there aren't any actual deleted scenes. Here's what she had to say in a new interview.
"You know, it's not like a long journey didn't happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening. Little changes to the final battle, that was really it. I think that what I ended up finding about the final battle was I was hitting emotional points for Diana that I really wanted to hit but I felt a craving for some other kinds of emotional gratification »
Insane Star Wars Mixtape Video Celebrates 40 Years of Weirdness
26 May 2017 12:33 PM, PDT
Cinefamily has been teasing the release of its Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars mixtape for a few weeks now, with a theatrical release for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars happening yesterday. Cinefamily, an art-house theater in Los Angeles, promised a mixtape put together with love and the best found footage around, that could quite possibly be hazardous to your health, but nonetheless will change your life for the better. Cinefamily claims to have searched "through every corner of the galaxy and the darkest part of the internet, to find the most brain frying tributes, rip-offs, cross promotions gone wrong, and more from the last 40 years of Stars Wars." And they have done what they set out to promise, the mixtape is hilarious and utterly bizarre with plenty of Wtf moments.
The mixtape, which you can watch in its entirety through Cinefamily's YouTube channel, starts with a hilarious version »
Wonder Woman Director Reveals Her Scrapped Plans for Thor 2
26 May 2017 12:05 PM, PDT
Patty Jenkins has been working in Hollywood for a long time, but her stock is about to go up in a big way. She is the director behind the upcoming live-action Wonder Woman movie, which looks like it is getting a ton of very positive early buzz. Though, Marvel fans may know that she was actually supposed to direct Thor: The Dark World, but wound up departing the project before filming, paving the way for Alan Taylor to step in. Now, we finally have some details about what Patty Jenkins' vision for Thor 2 would have been.
The director recently spoke with Buzzfeed as part of the promotional tour for Wonder Woman, which finally hits theaters on June 2. During the conversation, Patty Jenkins was asked about Thor 2 and what she would have done with the movie, had she wound up making it the way she wanted to make it. Here's »
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