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When it comes to modern sci-fi movies, RoboCop has to be one of the best. Part machine, part man, the 1987 film by Paul Verhoeven is a satirical, violent masterpiece. At its center is the gorgeously designed, iconic lead character who returned for two much lesser sequels, and was redesigned for a reboot released earlier this year.

So how did RoboCop come to be? What’s the story behind the silver and chrome character? A new book called RoboCop: The Definitive History hits shelves Tuesday. Written by Calum Waddell, it has all the answers. To celebrate its release, we’ve got a set of amazing RoboCop behind the scenes photos like the one above. Check them out below. Read More »

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First Look: Darth Vader In ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Darth Vader Rebels

When the second episode of Star Wars Rebels co-starred C-3PO and R2-D2, you realized they weren’t shying away from recognizable characters. The story of Kanan, Ezra and the rest of the Rebels will primarily take place parallel to anything going on with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the young Skywalkers and more but the Empire is the Empire. And if the Rebels are fighting against it, they’re really fighting against two people: The Emperor and Darth Vader.

But, as we know from the original trilogy, The Emperor is mostly behind the scenes. Vader is his who, at the time of Rebels, is “hunting down and destroying the Jedi.” He’s the boss of The Inquisitor, the primary villain in the series so when Rebels goes to the masses on October 26, Darth Vader will make a brief cameo.

But you already knew that. Below, see what Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader is going to look like. Read More »

Interstellar Nolan cockpit

We’re inching closer and closer to seeing Interstellar. Christopher Nolan‘s latest film, about a space journey undertaken to save the Earth, hits theaters with film-projection capabilities on November 5 and all the others November 7. I think most of us have gotten to the point where we’ve gone dark on the movie, preferring to experience the whole thing in the theater. And with a Christopher Nolan movie, that’s pretty easy. There really isn’t a lot of information or images out there.

However, some new stuff from both columns A and B have hit the net today. On the information side, we’ve learned that the near-three-hour film has more than an hour of IMAX footage. That’s a jump up from Nolan’s last film, The Dark Knight Rises. On the image side, eight new images have been released thanks to an Entertainment Weekly cover story. Read more about the Interstellar IMAX footage and check out the new images and commercials below.  Read More »

Early ET concept art

We know the history of Steven Spielberg‘s film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and we even know some of the fine details. For example, we’ve seen the early alien designs created by Rick Baker for the aborted project Night Skies. It’s obvious that some of those designs made their way to the stream of concepts that influenced ET when that film was born in the wake of Night Skies being scrapped.

Now we’ve got some rarely seen early ET concept art from Ed Verreaux, who worked with Spielberg as production illustrator starting on Raiders of the Lost Ark. The art by Verreaux shows more of the process of Night Skies alien designs being mutated into the friendly guy we know and love at the center of ET. Read More »

Krang Bebop Rocksteady

Plenty of familiar characters popped up in this summer’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, including April O’Neil, Shredder, and of course the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves. However, there were plenty more that didn’t make it in. Contrary to early rumors, Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady were nowhere to be seen.

But now, thanks to some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle concept art, we have an idea of what they might have looked like had they shown up. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Star Wars Endor soldiers

Right now as you read this, super lucky people are looking at images from Star Wars Episode VII. Within the next year, we’ll all have a chance to see them as well but at the moment, J.J. Abrams and everyone involved is keeping everything incredibly secret. But the images are out there and some sites are providing us with the best possible alternative to seeing them ourselves: describing them.

Below, read the potential descriptions of seven different scenes and concepts from Star Wars Episode VII including a few that take place in a forest. Read More »

Alien Lot3 (1)

As a film fan, you’ve likely discussed the notion of owning movie props. If price weren’t an issue, what one prop would you love to own? Something from Star Wars perhaps. Something from Alien. Maybe an artifact from a Quentin Tarantino film. Literally, the list could go on and on. And every once in a while, there are movie prop auctions held that allow you to own a piece of film history.

Now, these don’t come cheap. A unique prop or costume used in the filming of an iconic movie like Back to the Future or Terminator 2: Judgement Day is going to cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. Sometimes, a lot more. But they are available and it’s at least fun to look, right?

Later this week, the Prop Store is hosting one of these auctions. On October 16, almost 400 items from all the films listed above as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Die Hard with A Vengeance, Starship Troopers, Mission Impossible, Hellboy, Death Proof, Scarface, Batman and so many more will go up for auction. It’ll take place live in London as well as online. Below, we’ve selected our twenty favorite lots in the auction. Check out this amazing movie prop auction below. Read More »

First Look at Daredevil

Marvel brought the cast of Daredevil to the New York Comic Con today. Along with the debut of some Con-only footage, they offered up the first official photos of Charlie Cox as Daredevil. One (above) shows him in Matt Murdock mode, while the other shows a first-gen Daredevil costume. While we can’t show you any footage just yet, there’s a lot of other info from the panel to pass along. One tidbit is the identity of the character played by Rosario Dawon, as well as the casting choices for a whole host of additional Daredevil players. Get the first look at Daredevil below, along with a lot more info.

Update: We’ve got a bunch of panel video from New York Comic Con, so you can see the cast and creators talking about the show.

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