In the old days of Hollywood, movie props weren’t cherished or saved. Once a production was finished shooting, a lot of props were either thrown out, repurposed, or lost somewhere along the way. As time went on, people began to hold items from their favorite movies in high regard, and movie props became treasured artifacts. Today, movie props are some of the most expensive collector’s items out there, often selling for hundreds to thousands of dollars at auction.
That brings us to a new Disney+ documentary series called Prop Culture, which follows film historian and prop collector Dan Lanigan as he tracks down movie props from some of Disney’s most iconic films over the years. Like a kid in a candy store, Lanigan travels around the United States, meeting filmmakers, actors, production crew members, and fellow collectors so he can either see a rare item from Disney’s film history, or show one off for a sentimental reunion and fascinating conversation about movies ranging from Mary Poppins to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Read More »
Even though the reception to TRON Legacy was mixed, there’s still a vocal contingent of fans who want to return to the grid with yet another sequel in the Disney sci-fi franchise. Even though development on a third movie has been stagnant, we recently learned there was a TRON series in development for Disney+, but it was scrapped before it was ever announced. Many are wondering if TRON has been shut down for good, but TRON Legacy director Joseph Kosinski isn’t so hopeless. Read More »
It has now been ten years since Tron: Legacy hit theaters, and while fans continue to hold out hope for a possible Tron 3, news has arrived that Disney+ has derezzed a Tron TV series that was being developed by writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Three Kings).
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Fans of Disney’s most beloved films have already had the chance to experience parts of those worlds in the company’s theme parks — going on theme park rides set in the Star Wars universe or taking pictures with their favorite Avengers characters. But entertainment company Secret Cinema is hoping to make the most “iconic” Disney movies even more immersive. Walt Disney has signed a multi-title agreement with Secret Cinema, the company behind immersive movie-based experiences, to adapt popular Disney films like The Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron, Avengers and Star Wars into immersive experiences.
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TRON Legacy hit theaters in 2010, and the fact that the movie exists at all is kind of a miracle. It came 28 years after the original TRON, and it was a project that had been kicked around Disney for a long time. Somehow, the demand of fans led to TRON Legacy actually being made, and it took us back to the world of The Grid, albeit in a much more sleek and technologically sophisticated fashion than the early computer animation of the 1980s original allowed.
However, TRON Legacy didn’t exactly land with as big of a splash as Disney might have hoped. Sure, the movie made over $400 million worldwide, but that was on a budget of $170 million, and that’s probably not including the marketing costs. The movie also only has a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, and only 63% from the audience ratings. That made the likelihood of seeing TRON 3 come to fruition that much more unlikely, but co-producer Justin Springer hasn’t given up hope yet.
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Raised By Rainbows is a new art show by Luke Flowers at Gallery 1988 that takes some of your favorite movies and cartoons and gives them a makeover that would make your inner child smile with glee.
With a series of prints that feel lifted from children’s books, you can watch characters from Star Wars, The Karate Kid, and Jim Henson play arcade games. Maybe you’d like an illustrated timeline of the first Back to the Future movie. Or perhaps you’d like to learn the alphabet from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Check out prints like that and much more from the Luke Flowers Raised by Rainbows art show below. Read More »
Another day, another array of fantastic new artwork for you to pick up. This time it’s Hero Complex Gallery coming in with a whole batch of bright, neon art work as part of their Blacklight 2 show. Each of the pieces is created with special fluorescent ink that will make them glow brightly when shining under a black light. They’re exactly the kind of posters you need for when you’re under the influence of…a serious love for pop culture.
Take a look at some of our favorite Hero Complex Gallery Blacklight 2 artwork honoring the likes of TRON, Robocop, Gremlins, The Fifth Element, Aliens, Blade Runner, Thudnercats, Westworld, Beetlejuice and more. Read More »
The best thing to happen to the world of LEGO is the user-driven website LEGO Ideas. Custom creations using the trademark building blocks are voted on by fans, and if one gets enough votes, it has the chance of becoming an official LEGO set. That’s how we got the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine LEGO set as well as the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 vehicle LEGO set. And now another movie-inspired LEGO set is coming to shelves at the end of the month.
TRON Legacy may not have been the most critically acclaimed revival of a classic Disney property, but it was a visual feast with one of the best soundtracks of the decade. And now the signature lightcycles from TRON Legacy have been turned into a LEGO set for you to build and display. Check out the TRON Legacy lightcycle LEGO set below. Read More »
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Over the years, there have been several awesome custom LEGO sets that have made it to the LEGO Ideas project approval stage, but many of them haven’t been approved by the board who decides which one becomes official LEGO sets. We’ve missed out on seeing possible sets for Shaun of the Dead, Jurassic Park and The Golden Girls come to fruition, but we’ve also been blessed with sets for Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and WALL-E. Now one more fantastic LEGO set that movie fans will love has been approved for production.
LEGO has officially approved a TRON Legacy inspired light cycle playset that will be released sometime next year. You can see what the custom design looked like in the approved LEGO Ideas submission below. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Michael Dougherty‘s Godzilla 2 has wrapped production
- Jared Leto talks about starring in a Tron reboot
- Director Doug Liman gives an update on Edge of Tomorrow 2
- M. Night Shyamalan‘s Unbreakable and Split sequel Glass begins production
- And more!
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