Nintendo theme park

It looks like Disney can’t win all the mega brands, as Japanese video game company Nintendo today announced plans to team with Universal Studios to bring their video game properties to life at Universal Parks & Resorts. But what might a Nintendo theme park look like?

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Skull Island: Reign Of Kong

After years of rumors, Universal Studios has finally confirmed and announced the upcoming Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride for Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Universal Orlando has released concept art of the new attraction alongside the first Skull Island: Reign of Kong trailer, teasing Kong’s return to Florida.

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The Force Awakens Merchandise

As has become the case for every Star Wars film since The Phantom Menace, the merchandising for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will arrive well in advance of the film’s release on December 18th. As we predicted back in March, we’ll begin to see all sorts of previously unrevealed characters, ships, weapons and more when The Force Awakens merchandise hits shelves on September 4th. The day has been dubbed “Force Friday,” and now we have a look at some sample packaging in which our newest Star Wars memorabilia will arrive. Read More »

Game of Thrones - Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Early in the first season of Game of Thrones, Ned Stark promises to tell his illegitimate son Jon Snow about his mother the next time they meet. Unfortunately, foolish honorable Ned gets his head chopped off before he ever meets Jon again. Four seasons later, Jon (and the entire GOT fandom) is still waiting to find out the true identity of his mother.

But last night’s episode may finally have offered the key to the mystery. While “Sons of the Harpy” doesn’t confirm the mystery woman’s identity outright, it’s full of clues pointing toward the validity of one very popular fan theory. Let’s discuss what the episode suggested about the Jon Snow mother mystery after the jump. (Note: Game of Thrones spoilers follow.) Read More »

Fast and Furious ride

The Fast and Furious franchise isn’t going anywhere. As Furious 7 continues its box office climb over $1 billion, the eighth film will hit theaters in 2017 and Universal Studios will soon open a ride based on the film.

That ride is called Fast and Furious: Supercharged and it opens June 25 at Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s an immersive experience that’s been integrated to the already famous and popular Universal Studio Tour Tram ride. Stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans are all part of the ride. Below, you can see a brand new making of video for the ride, including those actors. Read More »

MondoCon 2015

In 2014, Mondo took things to another level with their first ever convention: MondoCon. We wrote all about it here but, to recap, it was an awesome time for anyone who likes posters and general fun, pop culture madness. This year, they’re doing it again. MondoCon 2015 takes place October 3rd – 4th at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. That’s the weekend after Fantastic Fest (the two events ran simultaneously last year) and tickets go on sale Thursday April 30.

Below, find out how you can get tickets, the first wave of artists who’ll be attending, and the first two events planned for the weekend. Read More »

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Rush Hour 4 Face Off 2

Recently, I was walking on Hollywood Blvd. and saw the above billboard above the street. It was obviously some kind of joke, but there was no hint at the punchline. We know Brett Ratner has been thinking about Rush Hour 4 for a few years, but not with Sean Combs and Byung-Hun Lee. And what’s the connection to Face/Off? Could this be an ad? A short film? Turns out, it’s a Funny or Die skit.

In Rush Hour 4 Face/Off 2, Combs and Lee are in the Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan roles, but that’s not really the joke. It’s in lots of weird references to Face/Off where this video finds its humor. This is a  very odd video. Check it out below. Read More »

AVATAR Exhibition

Slowly but surely, the world will remember Avatar. It’s kind of hard to believe that a film that grossed over $2 billion worldwide needs to be reintroduced to audiences but by the time the second film comes out in December 2017, eight years will have passed between movies. And with three sequels on the way, as well as a permanent Disney theme park, many people have lots of money riding on James Cameron‘s world of Pandora.

Now, it seems like one of the first ways people will be re-introduced to Avatar is a traveling exhibition that will allow fans to literally walk around Pandora, interacting with the animals and plant life that made the film so unique and evocative.

Below, read the full press release on the Avatar exhibition. Read More »

Michael Giacchino - R2-Me2

If you’ve been to a convention, odds are you spent some time drooling at a Sideshow Collectibles booth. Their large convention space consists of glass cases filled with the kind of high-end collectibles and figures most of us only dream of owning. Last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration was no different. Sideshow had a beautiful booth filled with goregeous merchandise. However, one big different this time was a huge selection of R2-D2’s that had been customized by various artists.

The exhibit was called R2-Me2 and consisted of efforts from almost 100 different artists – including composer Michael Giacchino – each using R2-D2 as a canvas for various interpretation of the character. Below, see a few our of favorite R2-Me2 images. Read More »