If you’ve got a Star Trek fan film in the works, you better hope it’s short, sweet and cheap because Paramount and CBS are going to be coming for you otherwise. With the hired goons presumably on standby, the company that owns the rights to Star Trek yesterday announced brand new rules and regulations that are supposed to govern the production fan films made in the franchise’s honor. In the wake of Paramount’s litigious attempts to shut down one project in particular, it seems that the promise of the lawsuit’s imminent end has turned into a pledge to make sure that it never happens again. (more…)
There’s a tendency out there in Internet Land to panic whenever something appears to be going wrong. What’s worse, plenty of people have little-to-no idea how a movie is put together and so when they hear a word like “reshoots”, they freak the hell out. So is the case with the next flick from the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. To be fair, when some movies go back for reshoots, it’s because the execs have no faith the movie will stand on its own given its current incarnation. With Rogue One, however, both director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm guru Kathleen Kennedy are stepping up to reassure the fans that it’s no big deal. (more…)
A new day, a new casting for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now that production has begun for the film, we are finding all sorts of great news about who is joining the cast of the upcoming Sony/Marvel film. Barely a month into production and this has become the ultimate fan stunt-casting list. It’s getting to a point where we have to guess who isn’t in this film! The film has a very strong and diverse cast of the many students who go to Peter Parker’s high school including Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Michael Barbieri, and Abraham Attah. We also know that there will also be some rogues in the film. Michael Keaton has been confirmed to play a villain (possibly The Vulture). In addition, actor Logan Marshall-Green has also been cast for an unspecified bad guy role (possibly The Tinkerer). Looks like we can add one more villain to the film. (more…)
Negative feedback for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was at all time high today, when the films theme song by Missy Elliot and Fallout Boy was released to the interwebz. The updated remix of the classic theme, has been referred to as “the biggest noisiest irritating waste of five minutes”. It’s commentary like that has followed this movie since day one. The vitriol is unlike anything ever seen for a movie franchise reboot of this kind. Does Sony care that Ghostbusters is the most unliked trailer on Youtube? Does the floodgate of hate on social media and internet comment sections given them a sense of worry in the slightest? Nope, not even a smidgen. In fact, they think it’s the greatest thing that ever happened. (more…)
Whether you were more of a red jaguar, blue barracuda, green monkey, orange iguana, purple parrot or silver snake, you had one ally in common on the 90’s game show Legends of the Hidden Temple; and that was Olmec. It was always crucial to listen to the large stone head when he re-told his ancient stories, because you knew you’d be quizzed on them afterwards. Now it seems you’ll get to hear him wax poetic yet again. Nickelodeon has announced that Dee Bradley Baker, the original voice of Olmec, will be reprising his vocal role for the Legends of the Hidden Temple movie. (more…)
Many of us would likely agree that if you’ve seen one Transformers movie, you’ve seen them all, but this post is about Michael Bay showing us something new. The director has been slowly but surely revealing hints about who and what Transformers: The Last Knight will contain, but the real question is if the director will finally give fans of the franchise the movie they want, or will this be another Bayhem fuster-cluck? This post will not answer that question, but instead offer you a first look at a brand new Autobot created for the film (so you know it’s good!) and the return of an old face to the franchise. (more…)
Ever since the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, Skyrim fans have been longing for a re-release. Already known for its impressive graphics, the idea of seeing Skyrim on the improved graphics of a PS4 or Xbox One was a hope many fans had given up on. All hope was not lost though when last week at the 2016 E3 in Los Angeles, Bethesda made this announcement. Later this October, Skyrim will be re-released with all the bells and whistles that only a next Gen console can provide. Remastering of popular games has become fairly common practice in the game industry. Games such as Final Fantasy X, God of War III, Dark Souls II, The Last of Us and many others have recently released HD versions. Some of these offered little to no extra game material, they were merely made to look better. And gamers were excited. They bought them. They played them. They asked for more, but many others asked what seemed like an obvious question. Why? Why are game studios just gussying up old games instead of making new ones? Have they run out of ideas? Is it just laziness? These are fair questions and ones that deserve exploration. (more…)
As we already discussed yesterday, our favorite Sith Lord Darth Vader will be returning for the upcoming Star Wars “anthology” film Rogue One battling against our new heroes who are trying to steal battle plans for the Death Star. Of course, it makes sense, during this time in the Original Trilogy, Vader was one of the most feared villains in the galaxy. Besides Emperor Palpatine, there wasn’t anyone who was even in his league until his son Luke came along. Putting him in the film makes complete sense as he would be the perfect antagonist. At the time, however, we did not know his full involvement. Is this going to be a cameo, are we going to only see him as a hologram?