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For years, director Robert Zemeckis has conveyed an interest in making a sequel to his 1988 smash, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? At times, it even sounds like it’s getting close. Before (or if) that ever happens though, an actual sequel is coming and it’s coming later this year.

Gary K. Wolf, the creator of Roger Rabbit, will be releasing a new Roger Rabbit eBook on November 29. It’s called Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? Read More »

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Today’s Sequel Bits is stuffed to the brim with images, quotes, tweets, and more. After the jump:

  • Would Bryan Singer ever direct a Star Trek movie?
  • Damon Lindelof explains all the secrecy about the villain
  • Seth Grahame-Smith gets cracking on Beetlejuice 2
  • Steven Seagal‘s out, Jackie Chan‘s in for Expendables 3
  • Willow and Roger Rabbit sequels offer non-updates
  • Anchorman 2 will feature Champ Kind, restauranteur
  • The Happy Madison boys goof off in Grown Ups 2 posters
  • Storm Shadow looks especially badass in new G.I. Joe pics
  • Kick-Ass 2 reveals six new high-res images and a poster

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A couple weeks ago, Gary K. Wolf, creator of Roger Rabbit, started saying that a proposal for a film called The Stooge was on desks at Disney. The idea for the short is to do a version of  a 1952 film starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, with Roger Rabbit and Mickey Mouse in the lead roles.

We didn’t know at the time precisely what stage the possible short was really in. Now another Roger Rabbit participant says the project is nothing more than a rumor. Read More »

What will it take for Disney to pull the trigger on a Roger Rabbit sequel? The possiblity that such a thing could happen has been discussed quite a bit over the past few years, but the studio isn’t moving forward with it for reasons that haven’t been made clear. In a new interview with Robert Zemeckis, director of the original film, we get a bit of new info about what the sequel might be. Specifically, a 3D period piece with hand-drawn animation. Read More »

Could Sean Connery return to the Bond franchise? Believe it or not, it almost happened a third time. Also after the jump:

  • The Muppets shoots this winter, Bret McKenzie returns to write more songs
  • Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore has ideas for a sequel
  • Robert Zemeckis isn’t planning a Roger Rabbit sequel
  • Daniel Craig says Dragon Tattoo sequel needs a script
  • Watch a montage of A Good Day to Die Hard filming
  • Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in Dolby Atmos
  • Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks about Red 2

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We’re covering a few sequels in very different stages of the development process today — one that’s gearing up to begin shooting soon, another that’s yet to be greenlit, and two more that’ve been in the works for what feels like forever. After the jump:

  • Bill Murray literally shreds the latest Ghostbusters 3 script to pieces
  • David Fincher wants to shoot the two Dragon Tattoo sequels back-to-back
  • Gary Mitchell — or Harry Mudd or Trelane or the Talosians or the Horta — could be the baddie in Star Trek 2
  • Kathleen Kennedy says Roger Rabbit 2 is stalled for now

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Roger Rabbit 2 Update and 1998 CGI Test Uncovered

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Robert Zemeckis has been hinting for years about the possibility of a Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel. In April 2009 he said that he had a good idea for the second installment; on July 22nd he said he’d been discussing the film with Bob Hoskins; and later that month he revealed that the original screenwriters Peter Seaman and Jeffrey Price were working on a script for the follow-up. Now we have a very small update from Hoskins and a newly uncovered 1998 test which turned Roger Rabbit into a computer animated character in the live-action world. Hit the jump to see it now.

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The Autumn Society is holding The 80s POP! art show which will feature a collection of artwork inspired by movies, cartoons, and video games from the amazing and imaginary era of the 1980s. From Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Mario Bros, and many others, this show is bound to delight and spark great memories from this magical time, filled with memorabilia, long haired superheroes, and candy colored good times.

80s Pop! will premiere on Friday, June 5th, starting at 6pm. The show will feature 65 original pieces of artwork and a visit from The Philadelphia Ghostbusters in full suit  and with unlicensed nuclear accelerators! I’ve included some of the art (some of which has been featured in past Cool Stuff and Page 2 columns on the site) after the jump.

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