October 21st 2015 is quickly approaching and we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards, but some of the Back to the Future 2 predictions are beginning to come into reality. Earlier today we told you that Pepsi was going to produce a limited number of Pepsi Perfect bottles, and a Jaws 19 trailer was released by Universal Pictures. While companies like Lexus are trying to produce a real hoverboard, we’re still a ways away from the floating skateboards promised in the Robert Zemeckis-directed sequel.

Well, today is a monumental day in the history of the hoverboard, as the Oxford English Dictionary is finally declaring that “hoverboard” is a word. Also, while we may have to wait a few years for a hoverboard like we saw in the movie, Madrid and Valterra are teaming to release special 30th anniversary officially licensed limited edition skateboards based on the hoverboard designs seen in the film. Hit the jump for more details.

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Star Wars comic

Impressive. Most impressive. Star Wars Bits has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me. This edition of updates from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Rumors on the origin of Finn‘s name in The Force Awakens
  • New The Force Awakens alien character may have Beastie Boys origins
  • Global Star Wars Read Day is coming this month
  • Check out a new weekly Star Wars comic available for free
  • Star Wars canon update for September 2015
  • Find out why Alan Tudyk almost turned down Rogue One
  • Will Star Wars Rebels characters cross over into any movies?
  • A major rumor about Rey arises after trading cards images leak
  • Go behind the scenes of the creation of new Star Wars stamps

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jock star wars episode 8

This year’s MondoCon in Austin, Texas was two days of gorgeous goodness, showcasing mind-blowing pop culture art from all over the world and giving fans a chance to rub elbows with the artists themselves. It’s not the kind of place you go hoping to hear exciting news about new movies, but here we are. During a panel dedicated to his work, comic book, poster and movie concept artist Jock revealed that he’s currently hard at work on two science fiction movies. One of them is small and will be on your radar eventually. The other is already your most anticipated movie of 2017.

Hit the jump for details on the Jock Star Wars Episode 8 announcement!

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Back to the Future Pepsi

As you’ve surely noticed, there’s a lot of big stuff celebrating Back to the Future this month. It’s the original film’s 30th anniversary, and this month will also mark the exact day and year and Marty and Doc travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. We even put together a whole guide with all the anniversary celebrations happening this month and beyond.

And now we have yet another promotion to throw on the pile, with Pepsi making one of Back to the Future Part II‘s predictions about 2015 come true. On October 21st, the soda company will release a limited edition collectible Pepsi Perfect, modeled after the unique bottle design that Marty picks up in Cafe 80s. Read More »

Transformers 5 sequels

We already know that Transformers 5 is in the works at Paramount Pictures, and Michael Bay is in early talks to come back and direct yet again, though the filmmaker himself said they’re still working out specifics and nothing is official yet. Yet again it has also been said that this will be the last Transformers movie Bay will direct, but that doesn’t mean the franchise won’t continue after that.

In fact, Hasbro executive vice president and chief content officer Stephen Davis recently partook in the MIP Junior Conference and revealed that the writers room that was assembled over the summer for the Transformers franchise has resulted in a plan for a total of four live-action sequels, which means we’ll get Transformers sequels rolling out for the next 10 years. Read More »

Power Rangers casting

Lionsgate is starting to round up the cast for their forthcoming big screen version of Power Rangers, based on the kids’ television show that has seen nearly 20 different iterations, and they’re looking to give a big break to some mostly unknown names for the five lead roles.

This weekend the studio is testing some up and coming talent to play the teenagers turned superheroes, and with the exception of The Way Way Back and Soul Surfer star AnnaSophia Robb, you may not be very familiar with most of these Power Rangers casting options. Read More »

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The future of Pacific Rim 2 was uncertain for a little bit, but Universal Pictures is supposedly still dedicated to making the sequel at some point, even though they took it off their 2017 release calendar. And it sounds like Guillermo del Toro is still eyeing certain stars for the sequel, and he just revealed one of the hopefuls.

The director posted on his recently created Twitter page that he had lunch with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and he very clearly indicated that he will have her on board for Pacific Rim 2. Read More »

Star Wars Rebels Sarah Michelle Gellar

Back in the spring, we learned that Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar would be bringing her voice talents to the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels. When she was cast in the series, however, her character was kept secret.

But now that the second season premiere is almost upon us (The Siege of Lothal aired in June, as a sort of in-between “movie”), Gellar has finally been allowed to reveal who she’ll be playing. Thanks to an Instagram post of the actress wearing some familiar hair buns, many speculated she would voice Princess Leia, but that couldn’t be more wrong. Get the details on the Star Wars Rebels Sarah Michelle Gellar character after the jump! Read More »

Masters Of The Universe

He-Man + Skeletor – Everything You Loved About The Toys and TV Show = How Did This Get Made?!?!

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for the 1987 live-action He-Man movie Masters of the Universe.

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