Lucasfilm* will NOT CGI Carrie Fisher in future Star Wars movies.

(Via Nerdbastards) This seems fairly straightforward:

We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars.

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Green Lantern Corps: “Imagine Lethal Weapon… IN SPACE!”

That’s not a joke: Deadline literally wrote “The new version[*] is described as Lethal Weapon in space, and it’s based on a comic book origin story.” Yes. You’re bemused. Full Frontal Nerdity is bemused. The Onion A.V. Club is bemused, when they’re not gleefully imagining all the Green Lantern Corps jokes that are going to crop up in the Deadpool sequel.  Personally, I hope that Ryan Reynolds does get approached for this film, and that he does accept it.  The result would be as exciting and dynamic as an explosion in a fireworks factory. Continue reading Green Lantern Corps: “Imagine Lethal Weapon… IN SPACE!”

The iBoy Netflix trailer.

You know, I think that I’m going to give this one a shot.

Yes, sure, the science is absolutely absurd. Then again, so was Spectral’s, and I had a pretty good time. IBoy is coming out on Netflix on January 27th, and the kid’s superpowers remind me a lot of the Drummer’s in Planetary. Also: if you’ve never actually read Planetary then you should probably redress that unfortunate condition that you’re currently in. It’s one of the best superhero comic series ever written.  As in, in the top five.  Maybe in the top three.

Tim Burton’s Dumbo.

Did that get your attention? – Because it certainly got mine. As did the possible cast: Will Smith as… no, not the elephant; as the Good Dad; and Tom Hanks as the villain.  Which I must admit: I have no idea who that would be, because we didn’t watch Disney movies growing up and I’ve been hit or miss with filling in the gaps.  All I really know about Dumbo is that the elephant can eventually fly and that there are crows in it, including one with a supremely unfortunate name. I’m going to enjoy watching Disney finesse that one away, let me tell you.

So, you want to see what’s going to freak people out, fairly soon?

Man, I can’t wait to see the fault lines on this one. Ironically, Joseph Fiennes might even end up giving a bravura performance as Michael Jackson. After all, what’s the point in going this gonzo if you don’t redline the accelerator?

Tweets of the Day, How They Did SFX, Old-School edition.

First, watch this.

Now, watch this.

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So, I understand that the Golden Globes are tonight. (Deadpool)

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: any other year I would not have anything remotely resembling an opinion on this.  Then again, any other year Deadpool would not be up for two awards (Best Comedy/Musical, Best Comedy/Musical Actor).  I would find it hysterical if Deadpool won those.  It would make the lead-up to the Academy Awards actually interesting for a change, because snagging a Golden Globe or two in those categories would make people have to seriously talk about Deadpool maybe getting an Oscar nomination, which would then probably lead to making people have to seriously talk about Deadpool maybe winning an Academy Award for something non-technical.

It would horrify some people, in other words.  Including a bunch of people who I kind of enjoy seeing horrified.  Look, I never claimed to be a saint…

Moe Lane