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New Trailer For “Child’s Play” Arrives With Debut of Mark Hamill’s Chucky Voice

Recently, Mark Hamill announced he would be the voice of Chucky in the new “Child’s Play” remake. Fans were excited but skeptical of this news, especially since Hamill’s voice has been lended to some iconic characters in the past. Today, with the first full trailer for “Child’s Play” dropping, we get out first change to hear how this new Chucky will sound.

Check out the trailer below, and make sure to watch until the end to hear Hamill’s voice:

I am very elated to hear Hamill’s voice sounding so differently than what I expected. I think I wasn’t the only person concerned that Chucky would sound too much like The Joker, but this character sounds pretty unique. If I didn’t know it was Hamill, the VO actor would be completely unrecognizable to me.

Child’s Play” arrives in theaters on June 21.

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Watch The Trailer For the New “Beetlejuice” Musical

It’s showtime! The new “Beetlejuice” musical is set to open on Broadway very soon, and we now have a trailer to tantalize you with, giving you a first glimpse at what to expect from this new production.

The show, which will be housed in the Winter Garden Theatre, is a direct adaptation of the movie. This new trailer shows you how close it will be to the source material, unlike other geeky Broadway adaptations *cough* spider-man *cough*.

Check out the trailer below:

They are staying true to the Tim Burton aesthetic, down to the sandworms and unique choice of interior decoration. Make sure you watched until the very end to hear one more familiar Harry Belafonte tune that I can not wait to see on the stage!

Alex Brightman stars as Beetlejuice, along with Sophie Anne Caruso as Lydia, Tony nominees Kerry Butler and Rob McClure as Barbara and Adam, Leslie Kritzer and Adam Dannheisser as Delia and Charles, and Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho.

“Beetlejuice” opens April 25, with previews going on right now. Tickets are available at this link here, but your chances of getting those seats are highly improbable. Instead, use this link here to access the Beetlejuice ticket lottery.

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Check Out The First Trailer For “Playmobil: The Movie”

If you are a fan of Playmobil toys like we are, you have to check out the official trailer for the upcoming animated feature, “Playmobil: The Movie”. It’s got everything you would want in a movie about these iconic toys, and more – an all-star voice cast, fun storyline, and a very angry chicken.

You can watch the trailer below:

We saw some of the toys that Playmobil will be offering tied to this movie during NY Toy Fair 2019, and all we can say is that Robototron will be the breakout star of the film!

Here is the official synopsis of the film: When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home.

As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends – the smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!

Featuring the voices of Anya- Taylor Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor and Daniel Radcliffe.

“Playmobil: The Movie” arrives in UK theaters on August 9th. No US release date has been announced yet.

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Meet The New Chucky From “Child’s Play” Remake

Chucky is back in action in the new “Child’s Play” horror movie coming out later this year. Today, for the first time, we know what this new version of Chucky looks like.

Here is how the killer doll will appear in the new movie:

Last September, a tease was offered of the new doll (seen below), but this is the first time we have seen the entire character from head to toe.

An important thing to notice is that image from last year featured Chucky with blue eyes, while this one here has red eyes.

Also worth noting, the original film has Chuck being a Buddy doll, while this one has that word spelled “Buddi”, an allusion to Mac products and their penchant for adding “i” into their names. This may mean that this doll has more digital elements to it than its predecessor.

Chucky was confirmed to be played by legendary actor and voiceover star Mark Hamill, a decision we may not be the fondest of.

The new “Child’s Play” movie stars Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, Mark Hamill, and is directed by Lars Klevberg.

Expect Chucky to slash his way into theaters on June 21.

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Mark Hamill Reacts To “Rise Of Skywalker” Movie Title

The internet was in full freak out mode last week, when during Star Wars Celebration 2019, the title was revealed for “Star Wars Episode IX“. As opposed to an earlier report that gave a very convincing but ultimately wrong title, the film will be called “Rise of Skywalker”, leaving more questions than when we had no name at all.

The OG Skywalker, Mark Hamill, sent out a tweet not long after giving his thoughts on it. Chances are it was his first time hearing about it too since everything was kept so hush-hush until Friday afternoon.

Check out his tweet below:

It’s not #EpisodeIXFromHisNap or even my suggestion: #EpisodeIXABunchMoreStuffHappens– It’#EpisodeIXTheRiseOfSkywalker! It’s time for the 8 months of speculation to begin. Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle👍 https://t.co/avfffLvC1z— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 12, 2019

“It’s not #EpisodeIXFromHisNap or even my suggestion: #EpisodeIXABunchMoreStuffHappens- It’#EpisodeIXTheRiseOfSkywalker! It’s time for the 8 months of speculation to begin. Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle.”

Just because Luke passed away in the last movie does not mean he can’t show up in this one as a force ghost, and I genuinely hope he does so we can get a shot of him together with Obi-Wan, Yoda, and perhaps even his father, Anakin.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is expected to hit theatres on December 20th.

Check out our breakdown of the entire Star Wars Episode IX panel at this link here!

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“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” Teaser Trailer arrives

Fresh out of Star Wars Celebration 2019, here is the brand new teaser for Star Wars Episode IX, which now has a name – The Rise of Skywalker!

We still have a lot of questions, but it looks like there is a lot going on this final part of the modern trilogy, and final chapter in what is essentially the Skywalker series of Star Wars films.

Check out the teaser below, which includes appearances from all your returning favorites and even a fight between Rey and Kylo Ren in his TIE fighter:

And yes, that IS Emperor Palpatine cackling at the end! Things are about to go down in a galaxy far, far away.

If you want to get all the news that came out of the Star Wars Episode IX panel during Star Wars Celebration, check out our article here about everything that happened!

Star Wars Episode IX comes out December 20, 2019.

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Here Is Everything We Learned From The “Star Wars: Episode IX” Panel At Star Wars Celebration – LIVE UPDATES

Star Wars: Episode IX is months away, but we have some big news for you about the movie coming straight from Chicago during the “Star Wars Episode IX” Panel from “Star Wars Celebration 2019”. Here is everything we learned about the new movie during this exciting panel.

LIVE UPDATES:

Hosted by Stephen Colbert, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director J.J. Abrams were onstage for the proceedings when things kicked off.

Kathleen discussed “the responsibility” they have with the fans, and how they “immersed themselves in everything George [Lucas] created”, and told the fans in attendance they will be very happy to see everything they have to show today.

JJ thanked the live audience for coming, and added that “they’ve been so focused” on finishing the film and was very pleased to see how excited everyone there was about this new movie.

Abrams told Colbert they are doing the editing and VFX currently, and “things are going pretty well so far”. He added that even though this is a three-movie trilogy, it’s also part of a bigger series (the entire nine movie ennealogy), and “it’s been really incredible to look at this thing George created and bring it to a close”.

Kennedy said while creating this film they took everything that inspired George, and the inspiration that JJ brought to it gave it even more depth.

Colbert asked about how they “filled the void” left behind when Carrie Fisher passed away, and Abrams said they really couldn’t. ” We all just loved her… she was the greatest. It was impossible… You don’t recast that part and suddeny have her disappear.” He added that they never wanted to use a CG Fisher, and instead implemented scenes from “The Force Awakens” they shot that were unused. “Princess Leia lives in this film in a way that is kind of mind blowing to me.”

Where the movie takes place in the timeline – “The movie doesn’t pick up immediately after the last film, some time has gone by… in this movie… this is an adventure that the group goes on together. It’s a story that I think, one of the great things about the movie… is the dynamic between the characters. They are just the most wonderful together, and that;s the thing I am most excited for you to see.” – JJ Abrams

CGI VS Practical Effects – “As with The Force Awakens, what we tried to do, despite this being this epic space adventure… that we did everything we could building sets… going to locations in and around England and Jordan and other places. We did everything we could to do have it in camera.” – JJ Abrams

At this point, Anthony Daniels and R2-D2 joined the stage. “3PO is the voice of reason,” Daniels jokingly said. “He is the one that tells you that you are in danger… and waht does everyone do in three trilogies of nine movies? They say shut up! Well, I’m here to say enough! The droid fights back!”

Colbert asked if 3P0 was a droid available to purchase, would he want one. Daniels replied, “I regard him as my best friend in many ways, and I would genuinely want a best friend who cared for me as much as 3P0 does.”

Daniels also announced he has a new memoir coming out (the title will be released tomorrow at 11:30 AM CST), and added the original title was “Telling the odds” until the editors nixed it. The crowd loved it, and we all shook our heads at the foolish editor who just didn’t get it.

Billy Dee Williams came onstage next, and explained, “I never expected to be in this adventure, but I got lucky. I ended up working with somebody that I have a tremendous regard for. JJ Abrams, I love his name! He is a beautiful young man, he is extraordinary.”

“I’ve been doing this a long time, 60 years I think I have been doing this and I have been fortunate enough tow work with some pretty extraordinary people in my lifetime, but this is probably, I would regard this as a real highlight for me. A true genuine highlight for me.”

Colbert asked about what it was like to return as Lando, and he responded, “Lando never left me.”

Abrams and Kennedy said they were starstruck when he came on set for the first time, but Williams was humble about it. “When you are doing this kind of stuff… to really have an opportunity to work with some really wonderful people is something I really enjoy more than just making money. But don’t get me wrong, I love making my money!”

“Just to be able to hang out and play around with ideas like you, Mr Abrams, it was a wonderful experience.”

He also jokingly added he still has people come up to him angry that he betrayed Han Solo back in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Next came Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Naomi Ackie, and BB-8.

Naomi discussed being cast in the film, “I was in bed [when I found out]. I got the call at like seven in the morning. My best friend was sleeping downstairs and my dad was int he house, and I yelled. My dad ran up the stairs and he sat at the end of the bed and he had his hands on his mouth. I open eyed sobbed… and my best friend was sleeping downstairs and I couldn’t tell anyone… it was incredible.”

“Nothing can prepare you for this, no kind of training at all.”

Naomi’s character was finally revealed to be named Jana, and added, “the original group are going on this epic adventure and I am so excited where Jana crosses paths with them. It’s wicked!”

There are rumors of Jana being Lando’s daughter, but Naomi could neither confirm or deny it. “Lando is a very charming man, so he cold have children all over the universe. That’s all I’m saying!”

John Boyega explained what has been up with Finn since we last saw him, as much as he was allowed to. “On this adventure, Finn has found his identity with the resistance… int his film, he is a full-fledged sexy young man, as you can see by the picture.” He was also very excited to have this costume you see above.

Colbert asked about Captain Phasma, and Boyega said that she is gone. “I definitely feel that there is some form of closure with who he identifies with, what is love, what is friendship, that’s what defines him in this movie. But Phasma, she dead!”

Colbert asked about the four-cornered love triangle with Finn, Poe, Rose, and Rey, and said that Finn is the most eligible bachelor in the galaxy. “Finn is single and willing to mingle!”

Oscar Isaac was asked about who is the better pilot, Han or Poe, and he replied, “No one can pilot the falcon like Han, nobody. However, Poe can literally fly anything. I’m just saying Poe is the better Uber driver.”

Colbert asked if everything was a joke to Poe and why he doesn’t take his enemies seriously, and said “I think he takes his love for Finn very seriously. He’s a human. He has no real special powers, yes he is a great pilot but deep down he is a human, and one of the most human things you can do is find the irony and humanity in the most crazy dark moments… I think that is an element of the force, humor.”

Daisy Ridley celebrated her birthday at the event, and the live audience sang “happy birthday” for her before she began to answer Colbert’s questions.

Colbert asked about whether Rey read the books or not from the Jedi and if she has a new lightsaber yet, but she could not offer many answers other than “The lightsaber Luke gave her lives.”

Colbert also asked about if she has any new force powers, but Ridley had to defer to JJ Abrams for an answer.

“There are some extraordinary things that the character and Daisy did in this movie, and some of the things that happened was possibly because we had the most incredible stunt coordinator, Eunice Huthart, who is just the greatest… and some of the things that you elude to will be seen there. Yes, there are some other things and you will see them soon.”

When asked about relationships, Ridley explained “The Kylo and Ren relationship we will have to wait and see.” Boyega said this about Rose, “It’s in the middle of the war, we are trying to figure things out.”

Kelly Marie Tran was brought to tears by the support of the live audience, and it was well deserved. Tran said that narrating the audio book prequel was ” a very long process, but it’s a lot of backstory with her and her older sister, and it definitely helped me with this upcoming one.”

Colbert asked if she kisses Finn again in this movie, but she could not give anything away. When we last saw Rose, she was in a coma, and JJ was asked what has happened since then, but all he responded with was “you have to see what happens in the thing… but I was grateful to Rian Johnson for so many things that he did. The greatest for me was casting Kelly Marie.”

Joonas Suotamo, the actor playing Chewbacca, explained that no changes were made to the Chewie costume for this film. “The character is just so beloved… all throughout these five incredible years that I transformed into this character, and I am so grateful for everyone that has been so supportive. Let’s go Chewie”!

“For me, playing Chewbacca is sort of a duty at this point because when I was sitting in our living room carpet watching the saga… I was sure that in this world there is a place for everyone and that I have to show everyone that, and no matter how big or small you are there is a place for you in this world, and I had to show people that.”

Suotamo also added that porgs “taste best fried”.

Anthony Daniels discussed filming in Jordan, “Jordan was a truly remarkable experience… It was my wife Julie who said, ‘This is Ralph McQuarie’s paintings’.” The film crew began prepping for months before the cast arrived, and they shot there for three weeks.

“There would be time when you would see these big red clouds coming,” Isaac added, “And we wold have to wait for hours for these big huge sand storms to go down.”

Abrams introduced us to an alien named Claude who helps The Resistance, and we saw pics of a few others (Claude is directly below).

BB-8 has a new friend named DIO, who speaks in higher pitched tones than BB-8 and left the audience in silence with how cute he was.

After that, Abrams said it was time to watch the teaser trailer, and off we went. For a full breakdown of that, stay tuned for a separate article coming soon.

What we did see was Rey taking on Kylo Ren in a one on one fight somewhere (and yes, she is battling him in his TIE Fighter), lots of action, Finn and Poe adventuring, Lando in the pilot seat of the Millenium Falcon, some sail barge action on a desert pilot, and a clip with Carrie Fisher hugging Rey, the wreckage of the Death Star… oh, and the maniacal laugh of what sounds like The Emperor!

We also have the official name for the movie, “Rise of The Skywalker”, which disputes the earlier report we posted this morning.

Out came Ian McDiarmid, who received a warm welcome and said, “Roll it again!” before demanding the teaser be played one more time.

Thanks for being here with us for these live updates, stay tuned for more coverage from “Star Wars Celebration 2019″!

“Star Wars: Episode IX” comes out on December 20, 2019.

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Watch The “Star Wars: Episode IX” Panel Live from “Star Wars Celebration 2019”

“Star Wars Celebration” is happening right now in Chicago, and we expect lots of big news to come from it. Starting at 11 AM CST, the Star Wars: Episode IX panel live stream will go down, and you can join us here to watch it.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director J.J. Abrams will be onstage for the panel, but I am sure they won’t be the only two there once things kick off.

So far this morning, the big news is a leak that may or may not have revealed the title of the next film.

The “Star Wars: Episode IX” cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd.

Additonal cast members include Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Matt Smith, Dominic Monaghan, Keri Russell, and veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Will any of these fine folks appear during the panel to surprise us? We sure hope so!

Episode IX comes out this year on December 20 in theaters hopefully in galaxies closer than far, far away.

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Title Revealed For “Star Wars Episode IX” At “Star Wars Celebration”?

“Star Wars Celebration 2019” is already underway in Chicago this weekend, and big things are expected to be revealed. Specifically, attendees are hoping to be first in the world to learn the newest info about the upcoming installment in the series, Episode IX. Looks like some info just got leaked!

Initially spotted by That Hashtag Show, Twitter user Bruno Scelza Lorenzo snapped this pic of an alleged poster which has the title of the next Star Wars film on it – “Will of The Force”. This is essentially a leak one day ahead of when this news is expected to happen.

Here is post below:

And here is a screenshot of it in case it gets pulled at any point:

The primary question now is the legitimacy of this poster, so we will update this post once we have confirmation it is the real thing or a fraud.

Regardless, the movie is due out on December 20, 2019, so the countdown has already begun for some for the final installment in the Skywalker Ennealogy (yes, that is the word for it – I looked it up).

UPDATE: We just watched the Star Wars Episode IX panel, which revealed the true title of the film, “Rise Of The Skywalker.” Looks like this was a fraud all along,

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“Pokemon Detective Pikachu” Audition Tape For Pokemon Revealed

It must have been quite the chore casting a movie like “Pokemon Detective Pikachu”. The sheer number of Pokemon alone is daunting, but trying to find the perfect fit for this movie must have been an even bigger chore. Today, Legendary released the casting tape with all the auditions from the Pokemon who made it into the film, and it is super cute!

Check out the auditions below:

Poor Magikarp!

“Pokemon Detective Pikachu” lands in theaters on May 10. It’s super effective!

If you like this, you will love our look at the Detective Pikachu toys from Wicked Cool Toys coming out later this Spring, seen during Toy Fair 2019.

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