By now you’ve probably watched the most recent trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story several times. Thankfully, we’ll be getting a new trailer in the near future before Doctor Strange hits theaters (there’s a rumor it could come as early as this week), but in the meantime, YouTuber Aldo Jones has decided to turn that Rogue One trailer into something so weird that you have to see it to believe it.
In what has been dubbed the Rogue One Weird Trailer, the creator has inserted things like ALF, Hulk, and the Planet Express from Futurama into the film’s footage. But this isn’t just a random assortment of sci-fi mash-ups, because Aldo Jones does weird things like give Jyn Erso a bunch of extra eyes, turn a Star Destroyer into an alligator mouth, and have K-2So killing people left and right. It’s just weird. Read More »
Last wek, we learned that Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz, and Naomi Scott were among the actresses testing for the female lead role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff movie, but it’s still unclear which character they could be playing. So now is as good a time as any to speculate and learn more about the most likely pre-existing option, Sana Starros.
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Johnny 5 is dead and life didn’t find a way. That might as well be what LEGO Ideas told fans when they announced that both proposed LEGO sets for Jurassic Park (seen here) and Short Circuit (seen here) were turned down by the official review board that decides which custom creations become mass produced LEGO sets.
So which LEGO Ideas creation won out against the Short Circuit and Jurassic Park LEGO sets? Find out after the jump. Read More »
Since violence is so prevalent in today’s movies, you might be surprised to learn that at one time, violence wasn’t so rampant. There was even a time when a movie like the original Scarface from 1932, directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hughes, was almost withheld from release because of the presence of violence. By today’s standards, the movie is remarkably tame, but at the time, it was almost offensive.
If you need anymore evidence of the rise of casual violence in movies, look no further than a recently complied list of movies with the most on-screen deaths. You might be surprised to learn that Guardians of the Galaxy has the record for most on-screen deaths, and it’s actually way ahead of the closest competition. Check out the data on the most deaths in movies after the jump.
Here’s the list of the top 10 movies with the most on-screen deaths from Go Compare:
The high kill count for Guardians of the Galaxy comes mostly from the 80,000 Nova Corp pilots who are killed when all of their ships are destroyed by Ronan The Accuser’s ship the Dark Aster. They form a makeshift shield to stop the ship from colliding with Xandar, but it ends up breaking and all the ships are destroyed.
As you can see, the second most on-screen deaths come from Dracula Untold at 5,687, which is 78,184 deaths away from Guardians of the Galaxy. You can see how all the other movies compare beyond the top 10 with a roster of 653 movies tabulated for this data collection. To make it slightly easier, they only included movies with a kill count higher than 50.
My question is how they determined what constitutes an on-screen death, because surely there had to be more than 182 people killed in Star Wars: A New Hope. Wouldn’t everyone killed in the Death Star and Alderaan explosions be considered an on-screen death? Sure, it’s hard to determine just how many people were in those places at the time, but then again, how do they know the number of Nova Corp pilots killed? I’m not sure this adds up, but it’s some interesting data to see nonetheless.
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Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Disneyland is finally ending Season of the Force.
- Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON ride gets a sponsored interactive area.
- The Haunted Mansion restores one of its original features.
- Disney files a patent for more theme park drone technology.
- Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reveal their holiday line-ups.
- More updates on those Guardians of the Galaxy rides.
- Trivia on the new entrance for the Incredible Hulk Coaster.
- New photos from Animal Kingdom’s upcoming Avatar land.
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There are still a number of mysteries left over from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What has Luke Skywalker been doing this whole time in exile? How did Maz Kanata get his lightsaber? Who are Rey’s parents? How much does the First Order spend on fixing stuff Kylo Ren has broken in fits of rage? But now we’re about to get an answer to a different question that many had fans regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
After Finn and Poe Dameron escape the First Order Star Destroyer, they get shot down and crash in the deserts of Jakku. However, when Finn wakes up in the TIE Fighter wreckage, Poe is nowhere to be found, leaving him to assume that the X-Wing pilot is dead. But then when Maz Kanata’s castle is being attacked by the First Order, a black and orange X-Wing piloted by Poe Dameron swoops in to save the day. So how did he survive? The new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game has an answer. Read More »
As construction on Star Wars Land has gone vertical in Anaheim, we are beginning to learn more information about Disneyland’s upcoming immersive spaceport experience. The ride queues for the land’s two E-ticket attractions will feel less like a long line and more like a storytelling experience that brings park visitors through many different environments. Also, word has it that the Stormtrooper Battle Escape ride will involve you having to abandon your ride vehicle mid-ride and make a run for it away from oncoming First Order Stormtroopers. All this and more in the latest Star Wars Land update, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- David Prowse is retiring from the international convention circuit.
- The designer behind many of Star Wars‘ iconic ships shares some trivia.
- Star Wars Uprising is shutting down after a little over a year.
- An interview with the authors of that new Ralph McQuarrie art book…
- …and a look at some art from that book.
- Tons of interviews with the writers and producers on Star Wars Rebels season 3.
- And more!
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Over the weekend at a Russian Comic Con, Disney revealed a new Russian poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Not only is the poster cool, but it may give us a clue as to what rating to expect when the movie hits theaters in the U.S. Hit the jump to take a look at this cool Russian Rogue One poster and learn more.
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At Star Wars Celebration Europe, DisneyXD released the first trailer for Star Wars Rebels season three, revealing not only Thrawn’s return to Star Wars canon but also that we’d begin to see some of the Rogue Squadron. The next episode of Star Wars Rebels is titled “The Antilles Extraction,” and as you might expect from the name, this will be Wedge Antilles introduction to the series.
DisneyXD has released a new clip from the upcoming episode, alongside some new images. See Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Rebels after the jump.
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