Extras! Halo no go, Indy knows the Age of Adaline, Veronica Mars spins off, and Holy classic TV series, Batman! Plus much more!

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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!

Earlier today I kicked of my list of 15 Most Anticipated Movies in 2014 with Jose Padilha’s Robobop, and because I’m a lazy oaf, I’m going to do the same here. With even less words! That’s because I’m going to allow this first clip from the film to do all the talking  – and shooting! – for me.

If you’re a fan of Microsoft’s feelings and also possess the ability to experience human emotion, in particular sadness and rage, then I think you might want to skip this story. Remember that rumour that Ridley Scott was producing the Halo movie that fans have been clamouring for for year? Yeah, not only is that not happening, but according to a MS spokesperson, they don’t have any plans for it to happen at all.

“The Halo franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more. As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn. We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time.”

If it wasn’t for the fact that I lost my capacity for emotion in a very crazy poker game, I would be really, really upset right now.

The Oscar nominations are being announced shortly, and we’ll have a nice write-up on all the folks who made the cut, but if you’re the impatient sort (who also likes watching shows where some some lady just reads out a bunch of names to room full of bored press), then you watch the live-stream of the announcement over here.

Are you a fan of JJ Abrams Star Trek? Do you collect action figures? If you answered yes to both those questions, then you may want to check out the pics from these newly released Kirk and Spock action figures from Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai range. Check them out, so that you’ll know not buy these horrible action figures. Because apparently Kirk was played by Hayden Christensen and Spock walks around with his eyes closed all the time.

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BIFF! WHAM! POW! One of the greatest – and by greatest, I mean hilariously camp – TV series of all time, the classic 1996 Batman TV series starring Adam West, is finally being made available on home release after being tangled up for years in legalities. The news was broken by Conan O’Brien his Twitter feed, and not much is known other than Warner Bros will be releasing all 120 episodes in one box set.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go sing the show’s classic theme song for the next four or five days. Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN!

Here, allow me to swiftly destroy your childhood memories with just a single hyperlink: See the Cast of Home Alone Then and Now.

I want you to go watch the trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier again, and then I want you to watch this clip from Conan O’Brien where they do a gag using a clip from the 1970’s Captain America movie. And then I want to you sing the praises of every god you can think of, thankful that we’ve come a long way from that.

Read  Super-rumour – Batman: Arkham Knight developer Rocksteady are working on a Justice League game

Are you a Marshmallow? And no, that’s not a blatant dig at your pale complexion and pudgy middle. I’m talking about Marshmallows, the name given to die-hard Veronica Mars groupies. If you are, then you may be happy to know to coincide with the upcoming feature film, the CW are planning a spinoff webisode series to hit later this year.

The online show will consist of 6- to 8-minute webisodes, which according to creator Rob Thomas “will have more in common with ‘Party Down’ tonally, but it will be about Ryan Hansen, or at least a version of Ryan Hansen, deciding to capitalize on the current ‘Veronica Mars’ heat to get his own series on the air. He’ll try to pull his actor pals into the venture with varying degrees of success.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi may have been some big shot Jedi Master, but even Jedi Masters have some major regrets.

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While Harrison Ford is still reconsidering donning the fedora and stealing some ancient artifacts, he’s already signed up for stealing some hearts. The veteran actor has signed on to play the role of William in the romantic drama The Age of Adaline, and will be joining the previously announced Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn. There’s not much more detail given about his character, but the film details “the miraculous life of 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. Over the course of the 20th century, she embarks on an epic journey, keeping her secret, until she meets a man who forever alters her life.”

I’m guessing that Ford is that man, and hoping and praying that we’re not about to see the 71-year old Ford make out with the 26-year old Lively. Eurgh.

If you’re still hoping to see The Wolf of Wall Street, then I hope you don’t live in Malaysia and Nepal, where the film has been banned outright for excessive sex, drug usage and foul language. Over in Singapore, Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed but raucous film was given an R21 age restriction, and very strict screening guidelines (and still managed to finish at the top of the local box-office) while over in India several explicit scenes were cut from the film entirely. Apparently, the Indian censors don’t want people to see Leonardo DiCaprio blowing cocaine into a lady’s bottom with a straw. Whoulda thunk it?!

It’s time for another edition of Honest Trailers, and in honour of Ice Cube’s new film, Ride Along, being released shortly, the folks over at Screenjunkies have decided to have a look at classic comedy and Rebecca Black’s favourite movie of all time: Friday.

If you have anything you would like to contribute to Extras, whether it be interesting stories, funny videos, or artistic photos of yourself in morally questionable poses, feel free to drop a mail to [email protected]

Last Updated: January 16, 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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