Last week Carrie Fisher's brother, Todd FIsher, said that Carrie would appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. He and Carrie's daughter Billie Lourd thought:
"Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is, you don't. I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her. She's owned by them."
Well, it seems like Lucasfilm will be taking Episode IX in a different direction than what Todd thought because Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that Carrie will not be in Star Wars: Episode IX. She told ABC in an interview:
"Sadly, Carrie will not be in Nine. But we will see a lot of Carrie in Eight."
At least Carrie's Estate would have allowed it if that's how Lucasfilm decided to proceed. It's understandable that they wouldn't include her because she didn't shoot any footage for the film before she passed.
From what we've heard, she would have has a much bigger role in Episode IX than what she had in The Last Jedi. I have no idea if we'll ever learn what her story arc would have been, but I'm sure that director Colin Trevorrow and his team will give us the best film possible.
The Fate of the Furious was released in theaters today and if you're a fan of the franchise, it's definitely a chapter of the franchise that you don't want to miss. This movie is an insanely fun time! In case you missed it, you can watch our video review for the film here.
According to The Wrap, there was a scene shot for the film without Vin Diesel knowing that involved a spinoff film that would revolve around Dwayne Johnson's Hobbes and Jason Statham‘s character, Deckard. The two are forced to work together in the film and they end up having a lot of great scenes together.
According to the report, the "tag" scene was included in early screenings from the film and it was supposed to set up the Hobbes and Deckard spinoff film. So how did all of this go down?
Producer Neal Moritz reportedly greenlit without Diesel’s knowledge. Diesel's sister Samantha Vincent, who is an executive producer on the movie, found out about the scene told Diesel and according to insiders, "he became enraged."
Diesel called the studio in a furious mood to "explosively air his grievances" so the studio had all the theatrical prints recalled and ended up cutting the scene.
Another insider put it more diplomatically, saying that the sequence was initially shot as bonus content for home entertainment release. When studio executives and filmmakers reviewed the sequence that included Johnson and Statham, they “loved it,” but ultimately decided not to include it in the theatrical release because “the sequence would make for a better opportunity somewhere else,” the insider said.
This is some interesting Hollywood drama! As you know Johnson expressed his frustrations about some behind the scenes drama last year saying:
"Some conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s— to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right."
There were obviously some crazy things going on during the production of the film. I think it's interesting that they shot this extra footage and no one thought Diesel would notice? Weird. Anyway, I think a Hobbes and Deckard spinoff film would be awesome! If the studio ends up making it, I'll show up to watch it. This is just a crazy action-packed franchise that's fun to watch.
Out of all the characters in Rick And Morty, Mr. Meeseeks is perhaps one of the greatest. Their appearance is only one episode and yet fans of the series quote their lines almost constantly...
So how did such a lovable character come to be? A video has surfaced with the official answer straight from the mouths of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. It involves a cat, an unfunny script, and a bit of childishness! Check it out below and be on the lookout for Season 3 of Rick And Morty this Summer!
Here's a new episode of my new video blog, Growing Up Geek, and in it, I share my thoughts on the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and talk about Star Wars fandom and growing up with it in my life. Let me know what you thought of the trailer and what Star Wars meant to you when you were growing up.
Nintendo Direct has revealed that Ubisoft plans to bring the classic board game Monopoly to the Nintendo Switch! You can plan to have this game added to your library this Fall season...read more on GameTyrant
It's the Easter season, and while many will congregate with family for reasons secular or religious, we're all about the peeps. I don't know if you've been following the market this year, but the Peep game has been on point for Easter! Get ahold of some Fruit Punch Peeps before they're gone because they're about the best thing I've ever tasted!
I'm getting off topic here. You came to see Peeps getting destroyed, and this video below does so using Science and amazing camera work. There's a lot of down time between Peep destruction so provided you watch the intro as to how these guys make it happen, you can skip around a bit. Check it out below.
Kevin Hart has been tapped to lead a film about adults attending night classes in order to get their G.E.D. in a comedy titled Night School. This new film is coming from the same people behind Ride Along and Think Like A Man, so if you were a fan of either of those, you'll likely be a fan of this one!
As for the next time you'll see Kevin on screen, he's set to appear in the reboot for Jumanji which is supposed to release this December. I'm hit and miss on Kevin Hart comedies, but I think that's mostly because he does so many movies a year! What's your take on his films?
Earlier today the first trailer was released for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and that trailer featured a planet location that we've never seen before. The scene it debuted in showed a bunch of ships flying in and kicking up blood red dust. It was an extremely cool visual!
Thanks to director Ryan Johnson, we now know what the name of the planet is and he also offers up some new details on how it plays into the story. The name of the planet is this world is Crait and the director explains:
"It’s way out there. It’s very remote. It’s uncharted. It’s a mineral planet and so there are mines on it."
Johnson goes on to say that there are some “beautiful design elements and I hope some really unique ones that we’re able to bring into it." As for the red dust that the speeders are kicking up, that's underneath a "white dusting of salt over this red, ruby-ish mineral base."
Crait is also the site of "an old rebel base there that’s now abandoned." It was one of the first things that Johnson came up with when he started planning his story for The Last Jedi and he reveals that “It ends up playing a key role in the movie" and that the Resistance fighters who flying the ships in the trailer "show up where they have to deal with a very pressing and immediate threat."
Of course, he wouldn't reveal what the threat was, but it looks like this is going to end up being a really cool scene worth looking forward to.
Earlier today the first trailer premiered for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I’ve been watching this trailer over and over again since it was released and every time I watch it, the more excited I get about the movie. I imagine it’ll be awhile before we seen a new trailer, so this is what we’ve got to make us happy over the next few months.
I’ve gone through the trailer frame-by-frame and have taken thirty screenshots for you to go through to enjoy and dissect. There are definitely a lot of questions that the trailers bring up. Questions that probably won’t be answered until the movie comes out!
It's hard to even speculate what some of the things presented in this trailer mean. Rey is obviously going through some Jedi training with Luke and it's not easy for her. We see Leia looking at a map of the galaxy, possibly the map the leads to Luke. There's a shot of Kylo Ren's helmet that has been smashed to pieces; a shot featuring some, what I assume is Jedi scripture; Poes awesome Black X-Wing gets blown up; Rey running into action with her Lightsaber; and then there's Luke saying ti's time for the Jedi to end!? What!?!?!
Do you see anything cool in the trailer that is worth pointing out that fans may have missed?
For years, Tickle Me Elmo has been a hot toy for children. If you have a kid still hounding you for one, just go ahead and show them this video. I guarantee no child will want the toy after seeing how horrifying it looks without all its fur! Take a look at the monstrosity below.