The Pixar/Star Wars cross you never knew you wanted

Cars is probably the least loved Pixar property, and that is putting it lightly, but if the next step of it would be something like this, I’m sure a lot more people would get on board.


Skinner and Cigarette Smoking Man returning for X-Files

As the nostalgia tour continues and we wonder which show TV executives will decide on resurrecting next, X-Files is ramping up the excitement as David Duchovny announced that 2 beloved characters would be returning.

Part of me wants the 6 episodes to be serialised but the other part of me hopes it’s just all Monster of the Week episodes as that was usually when X-Files was at its best.

Stephen Amell announced to be Casey Jones in the Ninja Turtles sequel

So it’s been a while.

But anyways, news broke while I was sleeping that Stephen Amell, beloved star of Arrow, has announced that he will be playing Casey Jones in the sequel to this year’s Ninja Turtles, which is set for release in 2016. Now I’ll be honest, I liked the Ninja Turtles movie, it was after a long day at work and I just smiled the whole way through, but obviously many people didn’t, so this casting is sure to throw a spanner in the works on their plans of not watching the sequel as Amell is a beloved star.

In other DC related casting news, Rory will once again be time travelling, not with the Doctor though, this time by himself, as he will be playing Rip Hunter in the upcoming Arrow/Flash spin off series which marks DC’s attempt to create a TV version of the Justice League. Chalk that another Doctor Who alumni for DC, a show which along with Prison Break and Spartacus, seems to be a breeding ground for superhero action at the moment.

And the most exciting news, Hawkgirl will also be in this spinoff. Now I didn’t know much about Hawkgirl growing up, then last summer I started watching the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited and it’s like “I get why everyone else is in this group, but why Hawkgirl.” But it soon became very clear why she was there as she became one of the most important members of the team and was the catalyst behind some of their biggest storylines. She will be played Ciara Renee, who hasn’t been in Doctor Who, Spartacus or Prison Break, but, I’m sure she’s good.

First look at new Laika movie

The animation world was once dominated by Pixar with Dreamworks coming in second. But now we are at a point where new animation studios are emerging that rival the work of these behemoths. Laika is one that is definitely up there. After successes with Coraline, Paranorman and Boxtrolls, Laika announced their new film Kubo and the Two Strings.

“The new movie, from an original screenplay by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (ParaNorman) is a sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. It is being brought to life at LAIKA’s Oregon studios via the company’s innovative 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid technique. In addition to directing, Mr. Knight is producing Kubo and the Two Strings with Arianne Sutner (ParaNorman). The all-star voice cast includes Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron; Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and Brenda Vaccaro; and Art Parkinson, who plays Rickon Stark on Game of Thronesand who is providing the voice for the title character of Kubo.

In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements, and bravely fights for the earth and the stars.”