Since the population of the United States (and the rest of the world) is spending a lot more time at home these days thanks to our efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s never been a higher need for streaming content. There are plenty of options at your disposal, including our recommendations in our new recurring feature The Quarantine Stream, and Hasbro has just offered up full episodes of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, the original animated series based on the popular Kenner toys. Read More »
Remember the M.A.S.K. movie based on the action figure toyline from the 1980s? Well, it’s still happening – and it’s found its writer. Chris Bremner, who co-wrote Bad Boys For Life, has just been tapped to pen the script for the film, which is being directed by F. Gary Gray. Plot details remain masked in secrecy, but it’s safe to assume the story will involve M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) fighting V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem).
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Are you ready for the shocking, jaw-dropping, mind-blowing first look at Snake Eyes, the new G.I. Joe spin-off? Don’t answer lightly. Stop right now and think about it. Think about how prepared you are to witness the awesome might of our first real glimpse of Henry Golding as the ninja assassin. I don’t want to oversell things, but I must warn you: If you have yet to steady yourself for this Snake Eyes first look, your hair might turn white and your skin might rot off your face like the bad guy who drinks from the wrong grail at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. You’ve been warned.
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Just when you thought the G.I. Joe franchise was dead, Paramount Pictures is back with a brand new movie based on the Hasbro toy franchise. But instead of continuing the series that started with G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the studio is heading in a new direction with an origin story for one of the most popular characters in the action figure line-up.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins kicked off production in Japan today with a special event overseas that revealed the film’s official logo and had some of the cast and crew partake in a special blessing ceremony at the Hie-Jinja Shrine in Tokyo, a historical Shinto site that has been around over 500 years. This ninja movie is real, and it’s on the way. Read More »
LEGO, one of the world’s most recognizable toy brands, is currently looking for a new Hollywood home.
The company’s deal with Warner Bros. expired earlier this year, and new reports indicate that LEGO is currently in talks with Universal for an exclusive partnership which would see them produce “a new batch” of LEGO movies. Dan Lin, who produced all four of WB’s LEGO films, is in talks to stay on board as a producer.
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Baby Yoda (don’t @ me, I know that’s not his actual name) is all anyone wants to talk about these days. Climate crisis? No thanks! Politics? Boring! We want Baby Yoda, and we want him everywhere. In an effort to avoid The Mandalorian spoilers, Disney made sure to not manufacture any Baby Yoda merch in advance – a move that’s kind of backfired on them, since everyone wants Baby Yoda toys and they want them immediately. Little by little, Baby Yoda-related merchandise has trickled out, and now, there’s a fairly cute plush on the horizon. Don’t get too excited, though: you’ll have to wait six months before you can clutch Baby Yoda to your chest and promise to never let him go.
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Hey, remember Snake Eyes? No, not the Nicolas Cage movie. The G.I. Joe character who never takes his mask off and rarely speaks? I’d totally forgotten about this, but Paramount is giving that character his own spin-off film, with Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas star Henry Golding playing the lead role. Well, today the Snake Eyes movie cast recruited one more actor: Steven Allerick (The Expanse) has been hired to play Snake Eyes’ father. Get hyped, people – we’re about to see Big Daddy Snake Eyes in the flesh! Read More »
Dean DeBlois is making the move from lovable animated dragons to tiny superheroes. The How to Train Your Dragon filmmaker has been tapped to be the Micronauts movie director, helming and writing the live-action sci-fi movie based on the popular 1970s kids’ toys that spawned a Marvel comic.
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There’s already a Barbie movie in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures with Margot Robbie playing the titular blonde doll and Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach writing the script. But that’s a movie that focuses on the doll as the lead character. What about the woman behind the creation of the beloved toy?
Dream Doll is a new movie in development at Bron Studios that will tell the story of Ruth Handler, the woman who invented Barbie, turned Mattel into a toy giant, and went on to become one of the first women to run a Fortune 500 company. It’s an inspirational tale that everyone should know. Read More »
At the beginning of the year, we found out there was a Funko movie in development at Warner Bros. Animation. The collectible toy company has turned tons of characters from movies, TV shows, video games and more into collectible figures in their extensive POP line of vinyl figures, but they have a wide variety of stylized figures besides that. Now we’ll see if the toy company is popular enough to get butts into theaters for a Funko movie from a couple Pixar and Disney filmmakers. Read More »