We’re only on the second week of self-quarantine in our efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus across the United States, but some of us are desperate for more content. So it only seems appropriate that we get some of it from the writers of Zombieland, the horror comedy that could give us insight into our potential future as this pandemic continues.
As we highlighted before the weekend began, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had to write several versions of what became the famous Bill Murray cameo scene. The original draft was written for Patrick Swayze, who unfortunately never got offered the role because he got sick. The next possibility was Sylvester Stallone, who couldn’t participate due to his schedule, followed by Star Wars saga legend Mark Hamill. You can read the script pages for both of these scenes below. Read More »
The animated Masters of the Universe series from Mattel Television and Netflix just announced its overwhelmingly stacked cast, and it’s full of big surprises. Most notable of all: the series will serve as a Batman: The Animated Series reunion of sorts, as both Mark Hamill (as Skeletor) and Kevin Conroy (as Mer-Man) are among the voice actors. See the full Masters of the Universe Netflix series cast list below, and then run around your house shouting, “By the power of Grayskull!”
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens said goodbye to Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Star Wars: The Last Jedi bid farewell to Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. So it only makes sense that the late Carrie Fisher gets her own send-off in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and co-writer Chris Terrio confirmed that one of the main goals of the movie – specifically because they had a limited amount of footage to work with from the previous films – was to figure out how to solidify Leia’s legacy in the entire saga and complete the arc that was alluded to in Return of the Jedi. Read More »
Not long after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released, we rounded up the biggest cameos made throughout the finale of the Skywalker saga. However, as has become customary with this new trilogy, there are some bonus cameos that weren’t so easily spotted or named during the credits. Two more of them have just come to light with director and long-time Star Wars fan Kevin Smith confirming a stealthy cameo he made, and a certain Star Wars legend having a second role in the movie. But for those who are spoiler sensitive, we’ll wait until after the jump to reveal these The Rise of Skywalker cameos. Read More »
Thanks to playing the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, actor Mark Hamill doesn’t really need to audition much in order to snag roles nowadays. On top of being one of the main characters in the original Star Wars trilogy, Hamill has also made a name for himself as a talented voice actor and his turn as The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series is revered among the most hardcore Batman fans. But back in 1976, Hamill was just another struggling actor, and there’s tape to prove it.
In collaboration with the charity campaign organization Omaze, Mark Hamill sat down to watch his original Star Wars audition tape from 1976. In the tape, he reads lines and does a bit of improvisation with Harrison Ford, and he can’t help but be embarrassed by his performance. Not only does he cringe at the clunky dialogue, but he can’t help but cower in the shadow of coolness that was Harrison Ford, who somehow outshines Hamill despite barely being on camera. Watch as Mark Hamill reacts to his Star Wars audition below! Read More »
The true, lasting legacy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t be clear until after the dust settles on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Will Rian Johnson’s 2017 entry be considered a pivotal turning point in the Star Wars mythos, or a creatively risky anomaly whose narrative decisions are largely ret-conned? While we wait to find out, The Last Jedi continues to incite a whirlwind of controversy, fascination, praise, and today, a fun bit of trivia.
You may have known that Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill played an additional role in The Last Jedi. But the extent of that performance was more detailed than many previously thought. Read More »
“E.T. on acid” is how director Lars Klevberg initially imagined his Child’s Play remake. Klevberg, known for his short film Polaroid and its unreleased feature-length adaptation, wanted to bring a healthy dose of Spielberg and Amblin to his horror remake. The influence shows, most noticeably when Andy (Gabriel Bateman) and Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill) are on their own.
Klevberg is probably more referential of Spielberg than the entirety of the original Chucky franchise. He didn’t want to make another horror remake that coasts by on nostalgia, which there’s not much of in Child’s Play. As Klevberg told us, he wanted to make his own Chucky. In addition to the challenges of filming the iconic character in action, the director told us about the movie’s Amblin references, his love of Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition, and more.
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There’s a great gag in the 1992 Simpsons Halloween episode Treehouse of Horror III. It happens during the segment “Clown Without Pity”, which involves an evil Krusty the Clown doll attempting to murder Simpson patriarch Homer. The problem is resolved when a repairman arrives at the Simpson residence, takes one look at the back of the doll, and proclaims: “Yep, here’s your problem. Someone set this thing to evil.”
Sure enough, on the dolls back is switch with two modes: GOOD and EVIL. It’s a quick, silly throwaway joke that works perfectly in the comical animated world of The Simpsons. And the makers of the 2019 Child’s Play remake apparently liked it so much they decided to steal it to create their Chucky. Because the new Chucky isn’t a doll possessed by a serial killer. It’s just a doll that someone set to evil. How lazy can you get?
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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has promised over and over that this December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be “the end of the Skywalker saga,” and that presumably means it will be the last we see of Mark Hamill‘s Luke Skywalker. In a new interview, the actor expresses his desire to hang up his Jedi robes for good and retire from the Star Wars universe after this movie, while also confirming that he’ll be appearing as a Force ghost in The Rise of Skywalker.
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You’ll have to wait another week before you can see the Child’s Play remake. But you can listen to Bear McCreary‘s eerie Child’s Play theme right now! In fact, you can listen to the entire score, as it’s now streaming in full. McCreary performed the main theme using toy instruments, lending an extra amount of flair to the proceedings. On top of all that, the theme closes with Mark Hamill, voice of the new Chucky, singing a really creepy little lullaby. Hear the Child’s Play remake theme music, and stream the soundtrack in full, below…if you dare.
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