Disney is pulling out all the stops to ensure Chinese audiences are well primed for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , staging a massive event last night on the Great Wall. The trailer for the film , which was released Monday in most of the world, debuted on the Juyongguan section of the Wall on Tuesday night local time. As the promo drew to a close, 500 Stormtroopers appeared and four Chinese characters, pronounced in English as “yuan,” “li,” “jue,” “xing” and meaning “The Force Awakens,” shone from four beacon towers at the landmark. Red and blue lightsabers were also handed out to fans. Check out more photos below. (The Great Wall is increasingly used to increase awareness for Hollywood films – Minions ‘ henchmen were recently seen frolicking there.) There’s no official Chinese release date for The Force Awakens as yet. It is expected in January, after the December blackout period that sidelines Hollywood films. In the meantime, the Mouse’s … [Read more...] about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Storms The Great Wall Of China As Awareness Campaign Jumps To Light Speed – Photos
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While Disney claimed it would have a major presence at yesterday's Super Bowl, they didn't drop the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as some suspected. Instead, it will come at a later date. But no one is quite sure when that will happen. We have a new report that claims we may see some of the first merchandise before we even see any footage. But this has not been confirmed by anyone at LucasFilm or Disney. It's unclear if we'll get another Force Friday event like the one for Star Wars: The Force Awakens , which saw a tidal wave of new merchandise hit store shelves this past September. But we could see the first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys and other items as soon as this June. That means merchandise for this Star Wars spinoff is set to hit quite a bit earlier than Star Wars: The Force Awakens did by three months. RELATED: Rogue One Reshoots Weren't as Dramatic as Reported Says Mads Mikkelsen It has already been confirmed by Hasbro that we … [Read more...] about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Toys & Merchandise Coming This Summer?
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert , where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this phenomenal Friday? You can check out a Jewish version of Die Hard , an alternate ending for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and a video list of 10 movies that stole props from other movies. But wait, there's more! Watch as Deadpool engages in an epic rap battle and a remix of the Star Wars franchise, in the style of Woody Allen ! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer. Deadpool Vs. Boba Fett in an Epic Rap Battle RELATED: Nerd Alert: Guardians Meet Suicide Squad & Walking Dead Honest Trailer The fine folks at Epic Rap Battles have capitalized on the buzz for Deadpool and the immensely popular Star Wars franchise with their new battle, which pits the Merc With the Mouth against the beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett . As always, this three-minute … [Read more...] about Nerd Alert: Deadpool Vs Boba Fett, Jewish Die Hard & Stolen Props
EXCLUSIVE: Within 24 hours of its CinemaCon debut on Wednesday, the trailer for New Line / Warner Bros . upcoming Stephen King feature adaptation It smashed global traffic records with 197 million views, blowing past the previous record of 139M set by Universal’s The Fate of the Furious back in December . New Line released the trailer for the Andres Muschietti-directed horror film in English along with 30 localized versions starting at 9 AM Wednesday (watch it here ). Of its 197M global views, more than 81M views and over 1.8M shares are from the U.S. Facebook instances alone. Within hours after its release, the It trailer became a viral sensation, trending across Facebook and Twitter and rising to the top of the Reddit Homepage with 30K-plus “up” votes in four hours. The video quickly rose to the No. 1 position on YouTube’s trending videos and remained there throughout the day. Related Story 'Mortal Kombat' Red Band Trailer Breaks Viewership … [Read more...] about ‘IT’ Trailer Scares Up Worldwide Traffic Record In First 24 Hours With Near 200M, Smokes ‘Fate Of The Furious’
Twist-loving director M. Night Shyamalan is now on set shooting his new movie, taking to Twitter to reveal a poster for the movie along with its official title. Simply called Old, the movie's plot details are still being kept under wraps, but it would appear that aging will serve as the theme of the movie. The poster depicts an hourglass with the sand replaced by tiny people, and the tagline ominously reads, "It's only a matter of time." The poster also teases "a new trip from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan." M. Night Shyamalan also included a photo of himself on the Old set, wearing a mask while holding a clapperboard. In the background, we can see the crew setting up what Shyamalan says is the very first shot of the movie. "Feels like a miracle that I am standing here shooting the first shot of my new film. It's called Old," Shyamalan says in the caption. RELATED: M. Night Shyamalan's Old Super Bowl Trailer Reveals the New Thriller Over the summer, it had been reported that … [Read more...] about M. Night Shyamalan’s New Movie Gets a Title and Poster as Filming Begins