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!
- Just when I thought I couldn’t another reason to love The Lego Movie even more, along comes this spoof trailer for History Cops, which I totally wish was a real thing.
- And cue the old man Harrison Ford jokes! Reports came in last night that the 71-year actor sustained an ankle injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII – in which he is reprising his 30-year old role as Han Solo – that saw him taken to hospital for further care. Shooting will continue around him, while he recuperates.
So about that talk of a younger person taking over the role of Indiana Jones…
- And sticking with Star Wars, there’s a rumour that has surfaced that JJ Abrams may just be roping in another one of his Star franchise actors, as apparently Star Trek’s Simon Pegg has filmed some secret scene in Episode VII. Pegg is a gigantic Star Wars geek, and with his relationship to Abrams, this is certainly not outside the realm of possibility.
- Poster of the day: Robocop by Mondo
- When the rumours first hit the internet that the new Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie may feature alien turtles, said internet nearly broke in half (or half-shell?). The reason for a response that – let’s go with – passionate, was because unless you were living under a rock in the 80’s/90’s, chances are that Turtles were a huge part of your childhood. And it’s that iconic pop culture status, and the history of how the whole concept even came about, that is being explored in this new documentary, Turtle Power.
- I would like to believe that the execs at Fox were sitting around watching Game of Thrones, when one of them mentioned that they liked how the show may have started off with a realistic approach to fantasy, but then it slowly gathered all these various magic elements together, and then another exec was like “Wait a minute, gathering magic…” and then boom! We have the news that Game of Thrones writer/producer Bryan Cogman will be penning the script to the previously announced Magic: The Gathering feature film adaptation.
- Hey, look! It’s our first official pics from Jurassic World! Hey, look! They’re all just pics of humans with not a dinosaur in sight! At least we get to see Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, and they’re cool AND WHERE ARE MY DINOS?!
- And you need to recock your crossbows and sharpen your kitanas, because there’s a whole lot of zombies on the way. According to The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert, the show, which will be returning for its fifth season soon, has been planned out for a very, very long time.
“I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be. We know where season 11 and 12…we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”
And hopefully they don’t spend the next six seasons just looking for a girl in a barn.
- Look, I’m not saying that IndieWire copied us (I prefer to think of their article as a reboot of ours), but they also have a list up of The 20 Greatest Movie Theme Songs of the 1980’s.
- Tom Hardy is an incredibly talented actor who can play just about any character. Twice! And as Exhibit A, I present this first look pic from Legend in which Hardy plays both R0nnie and Reggie Kray, twin brother gangsters who ruled the London underground in the 1960’s.
- Did you catch the clever Wargames homage in the recent Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Pretty cool, right? Well, snarky one-liners from Black Widow is not the only way that the classic 1983 movie is still remembered today. No, there’s also the little thing about how it inspired the creation of no less than six US legal bills. Yes, an old Matthew Broderick movie changed US laws. And you can learn all about it and more in the list of 5 Amazing Ways Wargames Changed the World.
- As the catchy theme song informs us, Spider-Man does whatever a spider can, and apparently what a spider can do is maybe get delayed. AICN’s Jeremy Smith is apparently hearing rumblings that The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which is scheduled for release on June 10, 2016, may be getting pushed back to some time in 2017. There’s no reason given for the possible delay, so chalk this one up as a very big “maybe” for now.
- Ever wondered what happened to all the alien bodies at the end of The Avengers? A business opportunity, that’s what!
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Last Updated: June 13, 2014