io9 has a thorough breakdown of the latest Ghostbusters trailer, which gives cool nods to the original film and gives away significant plot points (much more than the first trailer, so beware if you want to stay unspoiled). I really hope this doesn’t suck as I’m a fan of the original and a fan of this cast, and I don’t want to resent the latter for screwing up the legacy of the former.
While Melissa McCarthy, Chris Hemsworth, and Kristen Wiig are the biggest names (right now), it looks like Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are set up to steal the show. Coming July 15.
As a geek and child of the ’80s who does not wish to listen to music past 1987, I could not love the X-Men Twitter feed more right now. First, there’s X-Men takes on classic ’80s album covers, such as the several below. Then the marketing team, which is truly killing it, also released:
Now, I’ve never uttered the words, “Man, I could go for a game of Cornhole right now!” (c’mon, stop…), but these Star Wars-themed sets from Victory Tailgate would change my mind had I the disposable income to purchase such. Check out the amazing Corn porn below, just a tip of the iceberg offered here:
Universal Orlando’s Skull Island: Reign of Kong is on its way, likely within the next 8 weeks (no formal opening date has been announced yet).
The ride will take you through a 1930s expedition on Skull Island and encounters with prehistoric creatures, dinosaurs included – and then, of course, Kong.
Check out the video from Universal Creative, which is heavy on low light, ominous music, and flaming torches, but seems pretty cool and enough to scare the pants off the kids. (More pics and info here.) (more…)
Funko has announced the theme of July’s Smuggler’s Bounty Star Wars subscription box: Jabba’s Palace. Two beings we hope are represented in some fashion: Salacious Crumb and the Rancor keeper. Fingers crossed.
On the heels of production shots released last week, the first-look trailer is now out. Still skeptical. Everyone looks like they’re playing dress-up. And I would not want to be Laverne Cox and have the pressure on me to best, or at least match, Tim Curry. Plus, the 2001 Broadway revival set the bar very high in terms of vocals (RENT’s Daphne Rubin-Vega as Magenta; Law & Order: SVU’s Raul Esparza as Riff Raff; Joan Jett as Columbia; Alice Ripley as Janet; and more)
This summer, one of Batman’s most famous — and infamous — graphic novels, Batman: The Killing Joke, is coming to an R-rated animated release (on DVD and Blu-ray) Aug. 2. ComingSoon.net has details on special features that will be available on the Blu-ray edition.
EW has the first look at the revamped Rocky Horror Picture Show coming to Fox this fall. I’m loving Tim Curry as the narrator (“I would like, if I may…”), but everyone else looks too young and…clean. They all look like they stumbled out of a Halloween party.
The CW said it wasn’t going to happen — even though the recent Supergirl-Flash crossover was a ratings winner — but now it’s official: Supergirl gets a Season 2 and it’s on The CW, Variety reports. Could the network be looking for a female PR bump after getting a beating following the murder of Lexa on The 100? They wouldn’t pick up an entire series just for PR, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. (more…)