Extras! 10 October 2014

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Welcome to The Extras! A daily dose of all the smaller movie related news, clips and just plain cool stuff that you might have missed!

  • I’ve yet to watch a single episode of Adventure Time, which, according to Darryn, is apparently a heinous crime against humanity ranked somewhere between call centre hold music and smallpox blankets. But even with my very limited knowledge of the cartoon series, I’m pretty sure it’s nothing like this gritty live-action fan-made trailer.

Years later when magic in the Land of Ooo begins to fade, Finn and Jake must embark on one mommy of an adventure to save their world.

  • Psssssstt… fellow Dan Brown fans (I have to whisper, because admitting you’re a Dan Brown fan in public is hazardous to your image), looks like we’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to get our next cinematic fix. Even though director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are about to start shooting Inferno, their third Robert Langdon adventure together, the movie has now been delayed from its original release date of December 18, 2015 to October 14, 2016. The reason for the delay? Oh there’s just this other small indie sci-fi movie that’s also coming out on December 18 that you might have heard of. I’ll give you a clue: The title starts with an “S” and ends in an “Tar Wars: Episode VII”.
  • Poster of the day: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back


  • Oh, JK Rowling, you riddling minx! The Harry Potter creator had all the Potheads in a tizzy yesterday when she cryptically tweeted “Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.” The mention of a wand obviously had people speculating that Rowling was writing something Harry Potter related again. And they were right. Kind of. Turns out the tweet was nothing but an anagram for a message about Newt Scamander, the lead character in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the new movie set in the Harry Potter universe (but many year prior to Potter’s adventures) for which Rowling is penning the screenplay.

  • And speaking of JK Rowling’s little money maker (I am, of course, referring to her financially successful literary character, you pervs!), I don’t know about you guys, but after watching this clip about Dirty Harry Potter, all I want to see now is a movie starring Clint Eastwood as a grumpy but badass old man Potter!

  • Have you guys been watching Star Wars Rebels? You haven’t? Well, here’s a good way to incentivise you to do remedy that: It’s been confirmed that James Earl Jones will be reprising his role voicing Darth Vader in an upcoming episode of animated series on Disney XD. Executive Producer Dave Filoni made the announcement:

“We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”

If you’ve been keeping up with your Star Wars: Episode VII rumours then reading that above quote should have you feeling a disturbance in the Force. Recent rumours pegged the main bad guy in the film to be a group called the Inquisitors who have some historical link to Darth Vader. Could this be that very link?

  • Looks like Jax and the boys over in Sons of Anarchy are getting a bit more… *cough*… charismatic, as Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Charisma Carpenter will be joining the show in it’s final season. Most of her character’s details are being kept tightly under wraps, with the only info being that she will play somebody named “Carol, a conservative administrative director at a medical facility”.
  • Do you want to impress ladies by showing what a cunning linguist you are? And then immediately follow that up by ripping out your rivals throats with your bare hands and then sailing west to rape and pillage the world? Well, then you’re in luck! Because now you actually learn the language of the Dothraki, those horse-riding savages led by Khal Drogo and the Khaleesi in Game of Thrones.

  • If you’ve watched Homeland then you know that Claire Danes’ mentally unstable Carrie doesn’t so much speak as she communicates in a variety of increasingly scary crying faces. She tjanks a lot, is what I’m saying. And now somebody has gone and documented all 17 different types of bawl-faces and then ranked them. Because why not, right?
  • So erm…. this totally happened on the set of Star Trek.


  • I really enjoyed The Maze Runner as a thrill-a-minute popcorn flick, it’s just a pity about it’s super silly sequel setup sending, I mean ending (sorry, was in the alliteration flow). But there are some alternatives as to how it should have ended.

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Last Updated: October 10, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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