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 »
The weather has only just started to cool down as we ring in the fall season, but plenty of retail outlets are already getting out their Christmas decorations and gear for eager holiday lovers who have already bailed on Halloween. That includes a new batch of ugly Christmas sweaters to make your friends jealous.
This year, Jim Henson’s 1980s favorites Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal will join the ugly Christmas sweater party, each with a couple new holiday wardrobe options. They’ll complete the perfect Christmas ensemble and show your nerdy side to anyone in your vicinity. Check out The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth Christmas sweaters below. Read More »
We hadn’t given much thought to more stories set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal since the long-brewing sequel was abandoned and turned into a comic book last year. But now, during the 35th anniversary year of the original 1982 movie, it looks like we’ll be returning to the world of Thra once again.
Netflix and The Jim Henson Company have announced a new prequel TV series called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Learn everything we know about it and watch a quick teaser below.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
That very long-gestating Dark Crystal sequel is finally happening… but not in the form we originally expected. Boom! Studios and Henson Company have announced a 12-issue comic book series titled The Power of the Dark Crystal, based on an unproduced screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pierce. Read More »
The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
As usual, there are some new Star Wars and Star Trek items, a bunch of Funko exclusives coming to Comic-Con this summer, some action figures for A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey, an Evil Dead 2 video game, a special Saga action figure two-pack and much more.
Check out everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump.
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