Who knew puppets could be this intense? The trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance gives us a fresh look at the new Netflix series, and it’s loaded with epic action that puts most live-action Hollywood blockbusters to shame. The series is a prequel to the cult classic 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal and boasts an impressive voice cast that includes Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Mark Hamill. Watch The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance trailer below.
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Netflix isn’t immune to Hollywood’s obsession with digging back into the past for a dose of nostalgia in their entertainment line-up. This time they’re reaching into cult territory with a revival of The Dark Crystal, the fantasy adventure film from Jim Henson that fascinated audiences in 1982 and continues to be a retro favorite for many cinephiles. But instead of your average feature film sequel, Netflix is unleashing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel series with an all-star cast and state-of-the-art puppetry.
Executive producer Lisa Henson was joined by director Louis Leterrier and stars Taron Egerton and Mark Hamill to talk about how the unlikely prequel series came to be at The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Comic-Con panel, and they showed attendees the first episode of the Netflix series. See our reaction to the first episode of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance below. Read More »
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is reviving the classic fantasy world created by The Jim Henson Company. But this time, we’re flashing back long before the events of the 1982 film The Dark Crystal. The prequel series coming to Netflix brings back puppetry in an epic fashion, showing us what might be the most meticulously crafted puppet-led series ever produced. Watch The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance trailer that just debuted at Comic-Con to see even more of the series. Read More »
The cast of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance just keeps getting better and better. Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame), and Sigourney Weaver are among the new additions to the cast, which already includes the likes of Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, and more.
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The Dark Crystal is one of those cult favorite fantasy movies from the 1980s that kids grew up on and still love to this day. Netflix is hoping they’re eager to cash in on that nostalgia with a return to the world of Thra and a story set before the events of the original movie in the upcoming series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The first trailer for the series has arrived, and it shows off some truly impressive puppetry and special effects wizardry that will unfold across 10 one-hour episodes later this year.
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Fans of the cult favorite fantasy adventure The Dark Crystal have been waiting for a new look at the 10-episode prequel series that takes place before the events of the 1982 feature film from Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Thankfully, following a tease awhile back, we have the goods in the form of a batch of new images from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, as well as the official release date for the anticipated project. Read More »
Netflix is reviving a cult favorite for many children of the 1980s in the form of the prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The series serves as a follow-up to Jim Henson’s dark fantasy adventure The Dark Crystal from 1982, which featured some extremely impressive and immersive puppet work and production design. But don’t worry if you’ve never seen the original movie – this series is set long before the events of The Dark Crystal, telling a new epic story.
Netflix has revealed the first photos from the Dark Crystal series, which show a loyal recreation of the Gelfling characters from the first movie. Plus, the voice cast has also been announced, including Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) in the lead roles, with voices like Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Simon Pegg, Natalie Dormer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw filling out the cast.
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Jim Henson‘s 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal has gone down in history as a master class in puppetry magic. And it’s important to the creative team behind the new Netflix prequel series that they get that aspect right.
At New York Comic-Con, director Louis Leterrier and creative executive producer Lisa Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter, promised that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will preserve the practical techniques of the ’80s classic and revealed a few more details about the highly anticipated 10-episode series.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
Are you ready to return to Thra?
That’s the home world of the Gelflings, a race of alien creatures who warred against another race called the Skeksis in the 1982 puppet-driven film The Dark Crystal. Over a year ago, we wrote about the announcement of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal TV show, and now The Jim Henson Company’s Brian Henson has offered an update about the state of the production and more details about the story’s time period. Read More »
The Dark Crystal celebrated its 35th anniversary at the end of 2017, drumming up even more interest in the Jim Henson production that first hit the big screen, and many collectible houses are still celebrating.
For those of you who don’t know, the fantasy film follows a young man who goes on a quest to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. It’s the key to bringing peace back to the world after it was taken over by the evil Skeksis. Now ans of the fantasy adventure can now have a piece of The Dark Crystal themselves.
No, we’re not talking about the titular crystal itself (not exactly anyway), but instead you can get your hands on two prop replicas: the emperor’s scepter and the Castle of the Skeksis. Check out both of The Dark Crystal prop replicas from Chronicle Collectibles below. Read More »