In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Top Gun: Maverick made quite an impression on Christopher McQuarrie
  • Will a Detective Pikachu sequel ever happen?
  • Tom Cruise hangs off a train in a Mission: Impossible 7 photo
  • The Meg 2 will start production in 2022
  • And more!

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Top Gun: Maverick LEGO Trailer

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out the Top Gun: Maverick trailer recreated with stop-motion and computer animated LEGO minifigures and pieces. Plus, Corridor Crew delivers a new edition of Stuntmen React with a look at some of the action sequences of the second season of The Mandalorian. And finally, find out everything you need to know before you see The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

First up, YouTuber OneBeatMan recreated the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick by using LEGO stop-motion and computer animation. Though it’s not quite as loyal to the intentionally juttery style we’ve seen in The LEGO Movie and the various spin-offs, it’s a rather impressive creation with outstanding LEGO jets and environments.

Next, the gang at Corridor Crew is back with a new edition of Stuntmen React. This time, they’ve brought in stuntwoman Lauren Mary Kim to talk about some of the action sequences in the second season of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Plus, they take a look at a couple sequences from Jackass 3D and Lone Survivor, and show off bits from her stunt reel.

Finally, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is coming to digital platforms this week, and Fandango has a refresher about everything you need to know before you see the oddball animated movie. Here’s the official synopsis for you to read through too:

When SpongeBob SquarePants’ beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang team up for a heroic and hilarious journey, where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship.

Knives Out LEGO Scene

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch one of the most memorable scenes from from Knives Out recreated in stop-motion animation with LEGO minifigures and bricks. Plus, get an up close look at costumes from movies like V for Vendetta, Pacific Rim, The Rocketeer, and more before they go up for auction. And finally, see some of Queer Eye‘s funniest moments get animated. Read More »

top gun transformers

Top Gun: Maverick is due to fly into theaters this December, but if your need for speed remains unsatisfied, can I interest you in…a toy? Hasbro and Paramount have created a Top Gun Transformers crossover character called Maverick. If you’re hoping this will be a jet fighter that transforms into a giant Tom Cruise, I’m sorry to disappoint you – it just looks like another Transformer.

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Star Wars Meets Top Gun

Star Wars trailer mash-ups are a dime a dozen, but sometimes a special one comes along that reminds you how much fun the internet can be. In this case, we have a montage of epic space battle footage prominently featuring the X-wing starfighter that the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance used so frequently, and it’s all set to Kenny Loggins‘ 1986 rock classic “Danger Zone” from the adrenaline-fueled, high-flying hit Top Gun. It’ll get you amped up about Star Wars all over again. Read More »

Harry Potter Quidditch Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the scenes of the Quidditch sequences from the Harry Potter film franchise. See what a fighter pilot has to say after reviewing flying scenes from movies like Top Gun, Pearl Harbor, and Behind Enemy Lines. And finally, watch some bloopers from The Goonies episode of Josh Gad‘s nostalgic web series Reunited Apart. Read More »

Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise has proven to be the ultimate daredevil when it comes to his big screen career. At 57-years old, Cruise is still pulling off death-defying stunts that seem to be getting bigger and bigger, especially when it comes to the Mission: Impossible franchise. Cruise took it another step further with Top Gun: Maverick, because he actually suited up to do some real flying in F-18 jets. Even more surprising, he got the rest of the cast to hop in cockpits too. Cruise said, “There’s never been an aerial sequence shot this way.” Read More »

Top Gun: Maverick Super Bowl Spot

It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl if you didn’t feel a little need for speed. Thankfully, Paramount Pictures is here with a Super Bowl spot for the eagerly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick. The one and only Tom Cruise returns as the titular hot shot pilot, but this time, he’s the one dealing with some new pilots, including Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, the son of the late Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Check out the Top Gun: Maverick Super Bowl spot for a sneak peek. Read More »

Top Gun: Maverick Photos

Top Gun: Maverick soars into theaters this summer. Though the title would indicate that this movie is all about the return of Tom Cruise as one of the best aviators the Navy has ever seen, there are plenty of other up-and-coming cadets who will be getting screentime next to him. We already know Miles Teller is playing the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose,” but thanks to a new set of Top Gun: Maverick photos, we now know his call sign, along with a few of the other supporting cast members taking to the sky. Read More »

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Everyone has a favorite Val Kilmer movie. Since the early ‘80s, Kilmer has been a beloved actor in Hollywood with films like Real Genius, Willow, Batman Forever and Heat. Starring in several films that are staples in many people’s childhood and young adult life, Kilmer was the perfect choice to spotlight for a Rolling Roadshow weekend – especially with the recent announcement of Top Gun 2: Maverick, the sequel to his 1986 action film where he portrayed his infamous (yet lovable) role as IceMan alongside Tom Cruise. This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing not one, but two outdoor screenings courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse – Tombstone and Top Gun, with the wingman himself in attendance. 

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