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Toy Story: The 10 Saddest Things In The Franchise, Ranked

Although Toy Story 4 has only been out for a few weeks, please keep in mind that this list will have spoilers for the latest installment. It’s an absolute hit, critically revered, with parents being pulled to the theaters by countless waves of kids. It’s a new generation of fans, and they have no idea what the first Toy Story meant to us back in 1995. There had never even been a computer-animated feature before. Toy Story has been an insanely successful franchise, even with nearly a decade between each of the last three installments.

And although it’s a series of family-friendly stories, it also has endearing relationships and heart-wrenching moments. Here are ten of the latter, from the original trilogy.

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10 Andy’s Missing Father

This is something that easily goes over any kid’s head. Perhaps it was meant to imply why Andy became so involved with his toys and formed such a significant relationship with Woody. But truthfully, something like that is usually just a child’s incredible imagination at work. Either way, it’s quite a sad reality that Andy’s dad is never around.

We’re never given an official canon reason for that, and it’s really quite depressing that his single mom ends up raising two kids. Either Andy’s dad left, or died. Also, we’ve no idea what causes the crucial move that ends up being the climax of the film, but at least Andy’s birthday party suggests he isn’t lonely.

9 Woody Is Replaced

This movie probably made more than a few kids anxious about the attention they give their toys. Especially given that the film establishes they’re all living things with unique personalities, whenever you turn away. Woody’s entire purpose in life is to “be there for Andy”, a theme reinforced throughout every installment. So, when we’re hit with a montage about Andy redirecting all of his attention towards Buzz Lightyear, we can’t help but understand his jealousy. Buzz doesn’t even realize what he is yet, and can’t appreciate what Woody’s lost.

As per Randy Newman, Woody doesn’t just believe he’s Andy’s toy, but his friend too. It’s really tragic to see Andy toss Woody aside after all of the fun they share together.

8 Sid’s Destroyed Toys

If every toy is sentient, then Sid Phillips is one heck of a murderer. Sure, he gets his comeuppance, but given that he shows up as a functioning garbage man later on, it’s too bad that he wasn’t scarred for life.

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The three-eyed alien, every limb he ever dismembered—who knows how many toys he’s already destroyed by the time we meet him as the main antagonist of Toy Story. Worse, those toys that belonged to Sid’s sister were separated from her for every experiment. There has to be a reason Sid is so destructive, and that can’t be very good either.

7 Buzz Realizes He’s A Toy

Set to another Randy Newman tune, this is probably one of the saddest scenes in the entire franchise. It’s surprising how much these films have to do with one’s purpose in life.

For a greater part of the film, Buzz truly believes that he’s part of a grand, galactic endeavor. Buzz tries his best to fly but ends up literally broken. It’s truly fascinating that Woody has to teach him the value of being a toy. But before he does, Buzz sinks into a depression and even loses his mind for a minute, in a fantastic gag about one Mrs. Nesbit. But, our lowest moments offer us a chance to learn and rise again. Buzz adapts but doesn’t lose that signature personality.

6 Wheezy

It’s actually pretty tragic that Andy ends up throwing Wheezy on a shelf the moment he’s broken. Unfortunately, that’s simply the way things are. But the idea that Wheezy spent countless years in isolation is definitely a downer. It’s also Wheezy’s situation that gives Woody the anxiety about getting injured since the implication is that a broken toy doesn’t have a home with Andy.

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Truthfully, one wouldn’t want to think that was the case. However, it’s clear that as soon as Andy becomes excited about his new toy Buzz, he forgot all about Woody. He’s just a kid. And if you thought they had short attention spans before, you can only imagine what it’s like these days.

5 Jessie Was Donated

There’s a recurring theme of being forgotten in the original trilogy of Toy Story films. In Toy Story 2, we get our first brush with the simple reality of aging. Jessie is such an upbeat, spunky character, that it’s tough to see her suddenly tossed aside for makeup. And the whole ordeal is set to one of the most crushing songs imaginable. This could easily make an entire generation neurotic about giving up their childhood toys.

Facing abandonment, however, is unfortunately a very real obstacle for a lot of kids to identify with.

4 Andy Grew Up

By the time Toy Story 3 rolls around, it’s actually a shock for some reason, that Andy has sold the majority of his toys. Woody and Bo Peep were completely separated because of it. All that’s left are a handful of toys that Andy cherishes most.

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It is made clear that he plans on storing them in the attic. However, it is absolutely heartbreaking to see the familiar gang try so hard to get Andy to give them any kind of attention. They’re excited when he even touches them again. There’s hardly anything sadder than that.

3 The Toys Are Nearly Incinerated

As far as we knew, Toy Story 3 was truly going to be the end of the franchise altogether. An entire decade had gone by since the previous installment, and the filmmakers reacted accordingly. They treated Andy as an avatar for the audience.

He’s heading off to college, he drives (like he wanted to in the first movie), and he doesn’t play with toys anymore. Every kid who had grown up on Toy Story was on board with the final sequel for nostalgia. So, after all the toys fight so vehemently for freedom, it’s very difficult to watch them hold hands and accept death. It’s telling us that we will have to let them go, for good, too. And what makes it so deeply moving, is that they represent our childhood.

2 Andy Gives Up His Toys

In the end, this is ultimately more of a bittersweet moment than something just plain sad. Andy discovers that he can keep his favorite childhood toys within the family, so to speak. But it’s tough to watch anyhow. Particularly when he settles on Woody and Buzz, who aren’t just filled with history for Andy, but for the audience. He decides to give them up too, but not before he plays with his toys one last time.

Childhood memories root deeply in our minds, and you can tell by the nostalgia trend going around these days. But Andy lets go, and for nine years, we had to do the same.

1 Woody Moves On

In the original trilogy, there’s a lot of talk about sticking together. In the newest entry, it’s quite the opposite. As it turns out, Bo Peep wasn’t just sold off. It was her choice to leave, and Woody spends the duration of the film coming to understand that decision. Although Andy learned to move on from his toys, they needed to move on too. Woody hasn’t, and it’s truly difficult seeing him ignored by Bonnie, with little clout among friends. But Bonnie isn’t Andy, and Woody needs to find a new purpose. He absolutely needs Bonnie more than she needs him.

Woody chooses to live for himself, with Bo but abandons all of his friends. It’s a bittersweet and surprising end for Woody, but a perfect resolution. It’s the audience that will be heartbroken the most.

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2019-07-14 07:07:22

Anthony Fertino

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Release Date, Story Details & Cast

Warning! SPOILERS ahead for 3Below: Tales of Arcadia season 2.

The next installment in Netflix’s Tales of Arcadia is Wizards – here’s everything we know about the upcoming series. The first two series in the animated anthology from Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation, Trollhunters and 3Below, establish the town of Arcadia and the strange happenings that take place there. With Wizards, the anthology series will come to a close, bringing together characters from both prior shows for a grand finale.

Trollhunters introduces Jim Lake, the first human Trollhunter who along with his friends must protect both the humans and trolls of Arcadia from an ancient evil. In 3Below, two alien royals, Aja and Krel, crash land in Arcadia and must work alongside their human (and one troll) friends to protect their new home from invasion. Now in Wizards, the characters of these two shows will come together in order to defeat some as-of-yet unknown enemy that is threatening to destroy not just Arcadia, but the whole world!

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Here’s everything we know and expect for Wizards: Tales of Arcadia.

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Release Date

Neither Netflix nor DreamWorks Animation has announced a premiere date for Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, but the series is expected to debut on the streaming service in Fall 2019. As the concluding chapter in Tales of Arcadia, it isn’t yet known whether the series will have more than one season. However, given that Trollhunters ran for three seasons, 3Below for two, and with Wizards being the culmination of the entire anthology, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if Wizards is just a one season show.

The Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Cast

As the final chapter in Tales of Arcadia, Wizards is expected to reunite most if not all the characters introduced on 3Below and Trollhunters. This would include Aja (Tatiana Maslany), Krel (Diego Luna), and Varvatos Vex (Nick Offerman) as well as Jim (Emile Hirsch), Claire (Lexi Medrano), Toby (Charlie Saxton), Blinky (Kelsey Grammer), and AAARRRGGHH!!! (Fred Tatasciore). Additionally, the many residents of Arcadia who have had minor roles on both series will likely also appear in Wizards.

As for cast members we know will return for Wizards, only Steve Palchuk (Steven Yeun) and Eli Pepperjack (Cole Sand) are confirmed to appear – making them the only characters to have been in all three Tales of Arcadia series. Also expected to return is Merlin (David Bradley), which makes perfect sense seeing as he’s the only actual wizard to have been so far introduced.

The Story of Wizards: Tales of Arcadia

Specific details about Wizards: Tales of Arcadia‘s story have not been released, but the final scene in 3Below season 2 does hint at what’s to come. In that scene, Toby, Steve, and AAARRRGGHH!!! run into a talking black cat who warns them that the world as they know it is about to end. By now, a world-ending threat in Arcadia is nothing new, but being forewarned about it by a wizard’s familiar doesn’t bode well. Also, the only known wizard is Merlin, and he didn’t have a familiar in Trollhunters let alone a black cat familiar. So who is the cat working for? That’s a question Wizards is sure to answer, possibly even revealing more magic-users in the process.

In addition to that teasing final scene, an earlier moment in 3Below season 2 may provide more clues about what will happen in Wizards. During season 2, episode 11, “Race to Trollmarket”, Toby reaches out to Jim and Blinky for help, and during their conversation (relayed over video) Jim is seen fighting a mysterious figure clad head to toe in white armor. There’s no character who fits that description, but the armor looks reminiscent of the armor worn by both Merlin and Morgana – the evil enchantress and primary villain of Trollhunters. If Morgana has returned, this white knight might be working for her, and it may be she who is threatening to (again) end the world.

Along with these more overt hints at what may be in store on Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, another scene in 3Below season 2 reveals that the Akiridians and trolls actually first met hundreds of years ago. With Del Toro suggesting that Wizards will tie together the mythology of both Trollhunters and 3Below, it seems likely that there are some bigger secrets to still be revealed.

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2019-07-14 05:07:15

Sarah Moran

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Release Date, Story Details & Cast

Warning! SPOILERS ahead for 3Below: Tales of Arcadia season 2.

The next installment in Netflix’s Tales of Arcadia is Wizards – here’s everything we know about the upcoming series. The first two series in the animated anthology from Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation, Trollhunters and 3Below, establish the town of Arcadia and the strange happenings that take place there. With Wizards, the anthology series will come to a close, bringing together characters from both prior shows for a grand finale.

Trollhunters introduces Jim Lake, the first human Trollhunter who along with his friends must protect both the humans and trolls of Arcadia from an ancient evil. In 3Below, two alien royals, Aja and Krel, crash land in Arcadia and must work alongside their human (and one troll) friends to protect their new home from invasion. Now in Wizards, the characters of these two shows will come together in order to defeat some as-of-yet unknown enemy that is threatening to destroy not just Arcadia, but the whole world!

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Here’s everything we know and expect for Wizards: Tales of Arcadia.

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Release Date

Neither Netflix nor DreamWorks Animation has announced a premiere date for Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, but the series is expected to debut on the streaming service in Fall 2019. As the concluding chapter in Tales of Arcadia, it isn’t yet known whether the series will have more than one season. However, given that Trollhunters ran for three seasons, 3Below for two, and with Wizards being the culmination of the entire anthology, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if Wizards is just a one season show.

The Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Cast

As the final chapter in Tales of Arcadia, Wizards is expected to reunite most if not all the characters introduced on 3Below and Trollhunters. This would include Aja (Tatiana Maslany), Krel (Diego Luna), and Varvatos Vex (Nick Offerman) as well as Jim (Emile Hirsch), Claire (Lexi Medrano), Toby (Charlie Saxton), Blinky (Kelsey Grammer), and AAARRRGGHH!!! (Fred Tatasciore). Additionally, the many residents of Arcadia who have had minor roles on both series will likely also appear in Wizards.

As for cast members we know will return for Wizards, only Steve Palchuk (Steven Yeun) and Eli Pepperjack (Cole Sand) are confirmed to appear – making them the only characters to have been in all three Tales of Arcadia series. Also expected to return is Merlin (David Bradley), which makes perfect sense seeing as he’s the only actual wizard to have been so far introduced.

The Story of Wizards: Tales of Arcadia

Specific details about Wizards: Tales of Arcadia‘s story have not been released, but the final scene in 3Below season 2 does hint at what’s to come. In that scene, Toby, Steve, and AAARRRGGHH!!! run into a talking black cat who warns them that the world as they know it is about to end. By now, a world-ending threat in Arcadia is nothing new, but being forewarned about it by a wizard’s familiar doesn’t bode well. Also, the only known wizard is Merlin, and he didn’t have a familiar in Trollhunters let alone a black cat familiar. So who is the cat working for? That’s a question Wizards is sure to answer, possibly even revealing more magic-users in the process.

In addition to that teasing final scene, an earlier moment in 3Below season 2 may provide more clues about what will happen in Wizards. During season 2, episode 11, “Race to Trollmarket”, Toby reaches out to Jim and Blinky for help, and during their conversation (relayed over video) Jim is seen fighting a mysterious figure clad head to toe in white armor. There’s no character who fits that description, but the armor looks reminiscent of the armor worn by both Merlin and Morgana – the evil enchantress and primary villain of Trollhunters. If Morgana has returned, this white knight might be working for her, and it may be she who is threatening to (again) end the world.

Along with these more overt hints at what may be in store on Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, another scene in 3Below season 2 reveals that the Akiridians and trolls actually first met hundreds of years ago. With Del Toro suggesting that Wizards will tie together the mythology of both Trollhunters and 3Below, it seems likely that there are some bigger secrets to still be revealed.

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2019-07-14 05:07:15

Sarah Moran

Mindhunter Season 2: Release Date & Story Details | ScreenRant

Netflix’s serial killer drama series Mindhunter season 2 releases this summer, and here’s everything we know. Written by Joe Penhall (The Road) and Jennifer Haley (Hemlock Grove), and directed by David Fincher (Zodiac), Mindhunter stars Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, an ambitious young FBI agent with a hunger to get to the heart of what makes serial killers tick.

In season 1, Holden gave his colleagues in the Behavioral Science Unit, Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) increasing cause for concern as he went to great lengths to put serial killers at ease in order to earn their trust. Mindhunter is based on a book of the same name by former FBI agent John Douglas, who interviewed some of America’s most notorious serial killers, including Edmund Kemper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy.

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Mindhunter season 1 dug into the chilling psychology of some of these killers, and it was popular enough with audiences and critics alike to garner a second season. While Netflix confirmed Mindhunter season 2 way back in November 2017 – with Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Robert Ford by the Coward Jesse James) and Carl Franklin (House of Cards) joining Fincher in directing – getting it in front of audiences has been quite the journey. So what should fans expect from Mindhunter season 2?

Last updated: July 14, 2019

Filming for Mindhunter season 2 began in summer 2018 and wrapped in early December. Even though production wrapped late last year, Netflix has been waiting for the opportune moment to release the new season. After producer Charlize Theron let it slip that Mindhunter season 2 would release sometime in August, Fincher later confirmed August 16 as the official release date.

David Fincher has confirmed that Mindhunter season 2 will look at the Atlanta child murders, a series of killings between 1979 and 1981, in which 28 African-American children, teens, and young adults were murdered. Chillingly, while Wayne Williams was convicted for two of the murders, John Douglas believes that there were other offenders and Williams himself maintains his innocence to this day.

As in season 1, Mindhunter season 2 will deal with multiple different serial killers – including Charles Manson, who will be played by Damon Herriman. Herriman is also playing Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. According to casting breakdowns, the second season of the show will also feature David Berkowitz a.k.a. The Son of Sam, Tex Watson, Elmer Wayne Hanley, William Pierce Jr., William Henry Henry, and Paul Bateson.

Mindhunter season 2 will also continue the series’ over-arching storyline related to Dennis Rader a.k.a. the BTK Killer (Sonny Valicenti). The goal of the Behavioral Science Unit’s work is to figure out how captured serial killers’ minds work in order to more efficiently track down at-large serial killers and put a stop to their murder sprees. However, since Rader wasn’t apprehended until 2005, viewers probably shouldn’t expect that particular storyline to be resolved in season 2.

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2019-07-14 05:07:12

Hannah Shaw-Williams

Loki TV Show: Release Date Info, Story Details, & Cast

Thor’s brother Loki, the god of mischief, is getting his own TV show on Disney+, so here’s everything we know about it so far. Tim Hiddleston has so far played Loki in six Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, starting with 2011’s Thor and most recently appearing in Avengers: Endgame during a “time heist” that revisited the events of The Avengers. Loki has been everything from an untrustworthy ally to an outright villain in the Marvel movies, but now he’ll be the star of his very own series.

Loki‘s showrunner is Michael Waldron, who previously worked on Community and Rick and Morty, so we can probably expect him to bring some comedy elements to the show. Currently Loki is being planned as a miniseries, but there’s always the possibility of a continuation into multiple seasons if it proves successful.

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He may be a rascal, but Loki is as well-loved as any of the Avengers (perhaps even more), and fans are eager to see him back on the screen. From release date information to plot details, here’s everything we know about Loki so far.

Disney+ is set to launch in the United States on November 12, 2019, but Loki won’t be available on the streaming service immediately. In fact, the show is still quite a long way off. Along with WandaVision, Loki is being planned for Year 2 – meaning that it will release some time between November 2020 and November 2021. There are two scripted Marvel series being planned for Year 1 of Disney+: team-up show Falcon & Winter Soldier, and animated series What If…?

Fans who watched Loki die (admittedly not for the first time) in Avengers: Infinity War may be confused by him returning in a TV show – but it’s easily explained. According to the official synopsis, Loki follows Thor’s unruly (adopted) brother as he “pops up throughout human history as [an] unlikely influencer on historical events.” It’s possible that the version of Loki we’ll see in the show is one from the timeline where he escaped Avengers custody with the Tesseract, and that he interferes with human history via his own means of time travel. Alternatively, this may be a prequel series set prior to the events of Thor, with Loki dropping by Earth to meddle whenever he gets bored. Whichever is the case, the first image from the show confirmed that one episode will see Loki popping up in the 1975 – based on Jaws playing in theaters.

It’s still early days for Loki, which may not start filming for a year or more, so there hasn’t been any news regarding supporting cast members. Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki as the series’ lead, and it would be surprising if Chris Hemsworth didn’t at least drop in for a cameo, given his love of side projects like Team Thor.

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2019-07-14 04:07:41

Hannah Shaw-Williams

Ghostbusters 2020: Release Date, Story, Returning Cast & Updates

The Ghostbusters franchise will continue with Ghostbusters 2020, and there’s already so much we know about the film. So far, the movie franchise includes 1984’s Ghostbusters, 1989’s Ghostbusters II, and the 2016 female-led Ghostbusters reboot.

The series kicked off in the early 1980s by following the fictional Ghostbusters team – parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and their friend Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) – on their various adventures as a ghost removal service. The sci-fi comedy concept was such a hit with audiences that it spawned a sequel and a reboot and has gone on to be the subjects of animated TV shows, comics, toys, apparel, and more. Given how beloved Ghostbusters is, it’s no wonder a new Ghostbusters film is on the way.

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With production already underway and a release date set, it’s officially time to get excited about the next Ghostbusters film. Here’s everything we know so far, from the cast to the director, to which original cast members will return.

Ghostbusters 2020 has its sights set on becoming a huge summer hit. The forthcoming Ghostbusters film is set for release on July 10, 2020. This means the film will be released at the height of the summer moviegoing season and will be competing against films like Ryan Reynolds’ Free GuyTop Gun: MaverickWonder Woman 1984, and Artemis Fowl. From there, it will come up against films like Christopher Nolan’s TenetJungle Cruise, and Morbius through the rest of the month.

Jason Reitman will direct Ghostbusters 2020Reitman’s career has taken off as a director over the last decade or so. His feature-length film debut was 2005’s Thank You For Smoking, starring Aaron Eckhart. He then moved on to the acclaimed Juno written by Diablo Cody and starring Ellen Page, Up in the Air with George Clooney, Young Adult with Charlize Theron, Labor Day, and most recently, the Hugh Jackman political drama The Front Runner.

Reitman is an established director, but he is also the son of Ivan Reitman. Fans of the first two Ghostbuster films know Ivan directed them. It’s possible Ivan is in an advisory role while Ghostbusters 2020 films because he appeared in an on-set photo with the movie’s stars: Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and McKenna Grace, posted by Reitman on Twitter.

The Ghostbusters 2020 cast has arguably been the most exciting aspect of the film’s development. When news of Reitman’s Ghostbusters film first broke in early 2019, it was reported it would center around four young teens. Over time, the two young leads became The Haunting of Hill House‘s McKenna Grace and Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard, who will play siblings. The Leftovers actress Carrie Coon will play their mom. Paul Rudd is also starring in Ghostbusters 2020, and he made the announcement with a video of him standing in front of the Ghostbusters HQ in New York. Furthermore, relative newcomers Logan Kim and 20-year-old Celeste O’Connor joined the cast in supporting roles. While details on their characters weren’t revealed, it can be presumed that they’re playing the other two kids.

There have also been a lot of questions regarding whether any of the original Ghostbusters cast (Aykroyd, Murray, Hudson, Weaver, Annie Potts, and Rick Moranis) would make an appearance. Since Ghostbusters 2020 was announced, various cast members have been hinting at their potential involvement. Potts has teased the return of Janine around the time filming began. Weaver also confirmed in early June she, Murray, and Aykroyd would be shooting scenes for the film. It’s unclear how involved the original cast members will be in Ghostbusters 2020, but it may not matter as much. Seeing the original gang back together will undoubtedly be a huge selling point for the film going forward.

While there will certainly be ghosts, comedy, and all manner of hijinks in Ghostbusters 2020, there is currently no clear indication of what the core story will be about. An official Ghostbusters 2020 synopsis has yet to release, but based on the actors involved and the set photos that have appeared online, it seems like it will be a family story set outside of the confines of New York City. Perhaps more concrete details on Ghostbusters 2020‘s story will release once production comes to an end.

Reitman has confirmed Ghostbusters 2020 film is a direct sequel to Ghostbusters II and won’t reference any of the events from the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. At a Ghostbusters fan event, Reitman said he “wanted to make a love letter to the original movie” with his Ghostbusters film. Because of the likelihood of the original Ghostbusters (with the exception of Ramis, who passed away in 2014) returning in some capacity, the Ghostbusters 2020 might not only be a love letter but a bridging of the generational divide between the senior Ghostbusters team and the Gen Z team. Plus, it will turn the film into a symbolic passing of the torch, too.

There has been some prickliness between the 2016 cast and director Paul Feig and Reitman during the film’s pre-production. Feig and Leslie Jones, in particular, voiced their disappointment with the sequel insofar as it seemed to exclude their film from the Ghostbusters canon. Reitman indirectly responded to the comments, tweeting in February: “I have nothing but admiration for Paul and Leslie and Kate and Melissa and Kristen and the bravery with which they made Ghostbusters 2016. They expanded the universe and made an amazing movie!” Feig has expressed interest in a sequel to the Ghostbusters reboot, but it’s unclear if that will materialize.

Reitman released a teaser trailer in January 2019 featuring iconic Ghostbusters mobile the Ecto-1. In this Ghostbusters 2020 teaser, the camera pans in on something under a tarp in what looks like a barn or warehouse. A wind blows the tarp up to reveal the Ecto-1 and the Ghostbusters logo. The footage was specifically shot for the teaser and most likely won’t be featured in any future trailers or in the film itself. Filming on Ghostbusters 2020 began in June in Calgary. If the film doesn’t experience any production hiccups and follows a traditional timeline, it’s possible the first trailer will arrive in late 2019 or early 2020. This will allow enough time to build excitement for the Ghostbusters 2020‘s summer release and build its marketing campaign for added visibility.

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2019-07-14 01:07:05

Allie Gemmill

Toy Story 4: 10 Characters We Would Have Wanted To See In a Cameo

Everybody thought the Toy Story series was over when the third movie released in 2010, giving an emotional albeit satisfying final outing for the franchise. But, nearly a whole decade on, the latest adventure starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz Lightyear is taking the box office by storm, pulling in people from all ages and giving us one last chance to say goodbye to our favorite bunch of child play-things.

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However, while Toy Story 4 is yet another masterpiece from the folks over at Pixar, it was still missing some characters. We take a look at 10 who we’d of loved to have seen – especially as there appears to be no chance of a fifth movie in the franchise.

10 Ken

When Toy Story 3 came out nine years ago, the character of Ken, voiced by Batman and Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Michael Keaton, had audiences laughing aplenty. But director Josh Cooley revealed before the release of the latest installment in the series that, despite his relationship with Barbie, he wouldn’t be involved, explaining his absence by saying ‘he’s back on Sunnyside.’

Sunnyside was the name of the child daycare center where Woody, Buzz, and friends nearly found themselves trampled on by schoolchildren in the third movie. While we can understand Ken wanting to be crucial to a child at the daycare centre, it still would have been nice to see him and Barbie back together. Nobody likes it when famous couples split after all…

9 Wheezy

Toy Story 2 came out in 1999 and introduced us to the loveable penguin Wheezy, who becomes close to Woody when they end up as shelf buddies. The penguin appears destined to be sold before Tom Hanks’ character comes to his rescue – only to end up being kidnapped by the evil Al, owner of Al’s Toy Barn.

Wheezy had children cooing over him due to his cute and cuddly nature, while his closing song at the end of the movie lives long in the memory. Given how much Woody nearly sacrificed to rescue his friend, it was rather sad that he only had a short cameo in Toy Story 3. And the decision to overlook the character, voiced by Phil LaMarr, again for the sequel is a decision that has upset many of his fans who were hoping for one final sight of him.

8 Stinky Pete

Stinky Pete recently made the headlines when Toy Story made the decision to remove a deleted scene starring himself and two Barbie dolls in his cardboard box in the wake of the #metoo movement. But despite some appearing to take issue with that, it would have been most-welcome to learn what became of the old Prospector following his involvement in Toy Story 2.

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The last time we saw him he was wailing in fear at the thought of being played with by a young girl, who had covered her Barbie dolls in glitter and stickers – must to his dismay. But Stinky Pete was so conniving and ruthless it wouldn’t surprise us if he found a way to get out of the child’s clutches. So some more closure there would have been well-received and we can’t help but feel he should have made some sort of appearance in the antique shop.

7 Buster

Seriously Pixar, why didn’t we get at least a fleeting look at Buster? The adorable dog is first given to Andy at the end of the first Toy Story movie – prompting fear from Woody and Buzz – before making a brief cameo in the sequel and appearing again as an older, wiser dog in the third act of the franchise. But he’s missing from the flashback clip at Andy’s house.

The clip shows how Bo Peep loses touch with the rest of Andy’s collection, prompting tears in the process. We get one final glimpse of Andy, his Mom and his sister Molly but there’s no sign of Buster. Maybe he was too busy but it would have been nice to see the cuddly dog one last time. Who doesn’t like cuddly dogs?

6 Sid

If Toy Story 4 is actually the final installment of the series – you never know with movies this popular and universal – then it would have made sense to give another update as to what happened to Sid, the villain from the first entry of the franchise.

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The last we saw him, he was working as a garbage man, albeit not a very good one considering he seems to lose more rubbish than actually clean up. We know it’s him because of the skull t-shirt he wears and, given how prominent he was in the series’ debut, audiences would have loved a cameo of him working at the RV Park, perhaps throwing away some of the toys that members of the public would inevitably leave behind.

5 Etch A Sketch

We can’t help but feel the decision to leave Etch A Sketch out of Toy Story 4 altogether, including the flashback scene, might be a symbolic one. Like Wheezy and Bo Beep, he vanished at some point in between Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. But, unlike Bo, he appears to already be gone by the time the fourth movie begins.

His absence could be put down to the fact that Etch A Sketch was a prominent toy back in the day but not so much anymore. Nowadays, children are able to use tablets to craft creations of their own without using a pen and paper, meaning Etch has become a victim of time and technology. Again, just like Stinky Pete, he’s the sort of relic who would end up at an old antique shop…

4 Lotso

Of all the villains in the Toy Story series, Lotso was arguably the most ruthless and evil. Sid likes to torture toys, Stinky Pete likes to keep them in line, while Gabby Gabby just likes their voice boxes. But despite smelling of strawberries and having a cuddly complexion that all children would love, Lotso spends Toy Story 3 showing us how ruthless he is towards toys that refuse to fall in line.

We last saw him stuck on the front of a truck, leaving audiences to speculate as to where he would end up a decade later. Well, we hate to sound like a broken record but an antique shop is one of them. While it’s also not inconceivable to picture him at the RV Park’s entertainment stalls, held up by a piece of plastic around his waist.

3 Andy’s Dad

Look, the reason we would have liked to get a glimpse of Andy’s Dad is to shut down the horrible fan theory about the young child. The theory goes that all the toys are merely a figment of his imagination, something he created to cope with the fact that he grew up without a father and to make it the ultimate toy-playing experience.

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Alas, it seems we will never know anything about Andy’s back story. It’s not needed – the main focus should always be on the toys rather than any child – but it still would have been a welcome inclusion just to help us sleep better at night…

2 Emperor Zurg

With the release of Toy Story 2, Pixar decided to throw a toy villain into the mix in the form of Zurg, who drew comparisons with Darth Vader. It’s revealed that he is actually Buzz’s father (we’re still not quite sure how that works, so don’t ask) and he spends some time trying to track down his son. They eventually decide to give the whole father-son thing a go and were last seen at the end of the movie playing a game of catch.

However, Zurg was so amusing – and so based on Vader – it’s a shame we didn’t get to see any much of him throughout the rest of the Toy Story movies. It would have been nice to see how his relationship with Buzz played out in the long run.

1 Green Army Men

When was last saw the Green Army Men in Toy Story 3 there were just three left: Sarge and the other two paratroopers. They were last spotted parachuting into the same daycare center where Ken and Barbie were, choosing to flee Andy’s house after coming to the conclusion that they’re normally the first to go when it comes to any mass-clearouts.

It would have been nice to get a cameo from the remaining trio, just to know that they’re still out there and haven’t come to harm. Given how wild some of the children appeared to be it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that they were trampled on at some point. Maybe the bigwigs at Pixar just wanted to leave their fate ambiguous to spare us from any more heartbreak?

NEXT: Toy Story 4: 10 Callbacks To The Previous Toy Story Movies


2019-07-13 11:07:12

Jack Otway

American Horror Story Season 9 Full Cast & Premiere Date Revealed

The full cast of American Horror Story: 1984 has finally been revealed by Ryan Murphy, teasing the usual blend of new and familiar faces. Created by Murphy and Brad Fulchuk, American Horror Story is an anthology series where each season featuring a new – though sometimes overlapping – story and collection of characters. Across the already-aired eight seasons, the show has tackled such settings as an asylum, a freak show, and most recently, an apocalypse. Garnering a number of awards for its varied cast members – including a Golden Globe for Lady Gaga – American Horror Story have already been renewed through season 10.

Though the overall plot tends to be a closely-guarded secret in the run-up to the premiere, it was previously announced that American Horror Story season 9 would be officially subtitled ‘1984’ and have a slasher theme. Since then, details regarding the ever-shifting cast has emerged. AHS stalwart Emma Roberts was the first to be confirmed as returning. The actress made her AHS debut in American Horror Story: Coven, before returning for Freak Show, Cult, and last season’s Apocalypse. It was also revealed, for the first time in the show’s history, that Evan Peters would not be starring.  Equally, Sarah Paulson will not return. Instead, it was announced that Angelica Ross had been cast. Ross is currently the star of another Murphy production: FX’s Pose.

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Posting on his personal Instagram, Murphy opted to celebrate the first day of filming with an official cast announcement. He then proceeded to post a series of videos that, in true American Horror Story fashion, eschewed the usual tradition of such announcements. Instead, each snippet was done as though part of a camera test, blending the equal parts ominous and campy tones with which the show has become synonymous. Alongside Roberts, the returning cast also includes Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, and Cody Fern. John Carroll Lynch, who played Twisty the Clown in American Horror Story season 4, also makes a return. Check out the videos – in all their hilariously 80’s glory – below:

The new faces joining the cast (and donning their short shorts) include DeRon Horton, Zach Villa, and Glee’s Matthew Morrison. This isn’t the only project Murphy has in the works. The super-producer recently signed a deal with Netflix. As part of that deal, he is producing a film adaptation of The Prom, starring Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep. He will also re-team with Paulson on a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel series, Ratched.

In terms of American Horror Story: 1984, the video doesn’t reveal the characters’ names. It does, however, convey each of their defining characteristics – right down to a recurring penis gag for one. Ross’ character, meanwhile, can be seen with a stethoscope, clearly setting her up as the camp’s resident medic. Equally, Lynch’s character looks every bit as intense and creepy as Twisty himself was. It also has a very Friday the 13th vibe, living up to its retro-slasher film intentions. And potentially having even more 80s homages than Stranger Things.

For each detail revealed by the videos, however, they pose an equal amount of questions that are sure to fuel much speculation from fans. Most notably, is the style of the videos. Could it be that what audiences will see later this year will actually be a film within a series, with the confirmed actors themselves playing actors on the set of a horror production?  It would be certainly in keeping with such previously meta seasons as American Horror Story: Roanoke. Whatever the case, fans will find out for sure when the series finally airs.

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American Horror Story: 1984 premieres Sept. 18 on FX.

Source: Ryan Murphy/Instagram



2019-07-13 09:07:11

John Atkinson

Spielberg’s West Side Story: First Look at Ariana DeBose’s Anita

The first image of Ariana DeBose as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story has been released. Some five years after Spielberg initially expressed his interest in re-adapting the classic stage musical for the big screen, the legendary director has finally started production on his version of West Side Story. The film is being written by Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln collaborator, Tony Kushner, and is said to hew closer to the original 1957 Broadway show than the Best Picture-winning 1961 movie adaptation. But at the same time, it will still include all the beloved musical numbers that people know from the ’61 film.

About a month after receiving a 2020 release date, West Side Story officially began filming back in mid-June. To commemorate the occasion, Spielberg’s production company Amblin released a photo that revealed cast members like Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler (who play the star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria) in costume. Amblin has since unveiled a second image that offers the first-look at another key player in the movie.

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The character in question is Anita, who’s being played by DeBose in Spielberg’s version of West Side Story. You can check out the first photo of DeBose in the role, below.

DeBose is a relative newcomer to the big screen, but has a decorated history in musical theater. In addition to being part of the ensemble for the Broadway sensation Hamilton back in 2015, DeBose has appeared in the Bring It On Broadway musical and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical over the last ten years. Anita, of course, is the young woman in West Side Story who’s not Maria’s confidante, but also dating her older brother Bernardo, the leader of the Puerto Rican Sharks street gang. Rita Moreno won an Oscar for playing Anita in the 1961 film version and will actually costar in Spielberg’s movie as Valentina, the owner of the shop where Tony works.

Considering that the 1961 adaptation has long been celebrated for its bold color palette (among other things), it’s encouraging to see Anita wearing a similarly vibrant yellow costume in this new photo. Spielberg’s more recent films have tended to be relatively muted in terms of their colors, so hopefully he will change things up a bit with his first-ever musical. The ’61 movie is certainly dated in some unflattering ways, but its dynamic visuals and spirited performances are still as terrific as they ever were. With Spielberg directing and talents like DeBose filling out the cast, though, there’s a fair chance that the new West Side Story will be able to match it in those respects.

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Source: Amblin


2019-07-13 08:07:01

Sandy Schaefer

One Punch Man Season 3 Release Date & Story Details | ScreenRant

Here’s what to expect from One-Punch Man season 3. Based on the manga series by ONE and Yusuke Murata, the One-Punch Man anime has enjoyed popularity with both Japanese and Western audiences and recently wrapped up its second season. Where One-Punch Man‘s debut season focused on establishing the core characters of Saitama, Genos and the Heroes Association, season 2 moved towards a more traditional story structure, establishing Orochi as an overarching antagonist.

Additionally, One-Punch Man season 2 introduced the series’ first antihero, Garou, and spent several episodes developing supporting figures such as Bang, Fubuki and King but ended on somewhat of a strange note, with Saitama defeating Elder Centipede and Garou being abducted by new villains, the Monster Association. Despite receiving a more mixed critical reaction, One-Punch Man‘s second season was massively popular and thoughts now begin to turn towards season 3.

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A post on the official One-Punch Man Twitter account (translated via Comicbook) confirmed that a third season was being planned, but there remains no confirmation of a release date. Many fans were disappointed by the almost four-year wait between One-Punch Man‘s first and second seasons, but the gap is unlikely to be as long this time around since the considerable season 2 delay was caused by a complete overhaul in animation staff and a switch in studio. If the current team remain in place for One-Punch Man season 3, then fans may be able to optimistically hope for a release in the latter half of 2020, with 2021 perhaps slightly more realistic.

However, it’s possible that fan pressure could cause yet more staff changes and another long absence. One-Punch Man‘s first season was directed by animation legend, Shingo Natsume, and the visuals he produced for the series played a significant role in its popularity. Under a different studio, One-Punch Man‘s season 2 art and animation has been widely criticized and, while nowhere near as lackluster as some would suggest, there has certainly been a deterioration in that department.

For this reason, a group of fans are petitioning for One-Punch Man‘s third season to rehire Natsume and the old team and, if this request is granted, a release sometime in late 2022 could become likely.

The Monster Association played a sizeable role in One-Punch Man season 2, but the anime has barely begun to scratch the surface on this band of madcap villains. Using the manga series as a reference point, One-Punch Man season 3 will mostly deal with the Heroes Association launching an attack on their evil counterparts, with all the major S-Class heroes infiltrating their hideout and engaging in one-on-one battles.

This should mean that season 3 is an action-packed affair with plenty of epic fight scenes, however Saitama’s lack of screen time is set to continue and Genos may also be largely absent in the next season of One-Punch Man. Following the defeat of Elder Centipede, the manga focuses heavily on characters such as Child Emperor, Atomic Samurai and Garou, and introduces a raft of new Monsters. Fortunately, Saitama also takes part in the mission, albeit secretly, and fans can therefore expect at least some degree of caped baldness.

Despite the attractive promise of continuous fight scenes, One-Punch Man won’t lose its trademark sense of humor in season 3, if the manga is any indication. As well as some of the monsters themselves proving to be rich sources of comedy, the battles are interlaced with some more “slice of life” style material that sees an annoyed Saitama attempt to adjust to the ever-growing circle of friends turning up at his apartment.

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2019-07-13 05:07:17

Craig Elvy