Muscle car lovers and Fast & Furious fans rejoice! Despite Fast 9 getting delayed until 2021, the LEGO Group and Universal Brand Development revealed today the first set inspired by the high-octane, global blockbuster franchise: Dom’s Dodge Charger. At 1,077-pieces, this replica of street racer Dominic Toretto’s legendary 1970 Dodge Charger R/T most certainly provides a building challenge while cooped up inside. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ever wonder what the Fellowship’s battle with a cave troll in Moria’s Chamber of Mazarbul would look like with lightsabers instead of their normal weapons? If so (or not), Immersion VFX has created a video showing just that, but with a few lightsaber arrows thrown in as a bonus. All of the work took around five months to complete, as every single weapon, including the one used by the troll, had to be replaced. Read more for the clip and additional information.
NBCUniversal has just announced that Universal Pictures will make its movies available on-demand the same day as their global theatrical releases. This will start with DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour (opening April 10 in the U.S.), and the company is also planning to make movies that are currently in theatrical release available on-demand starting as early as Friday, March 20 (The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Emma for now). Read more for a news report and additional information.
The Batman director Matt Reeves has just given us a first glimpse at Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile, and as you can see, it’s definitely less outlandish compared to those from the past. Christopher Nolan’s trilogy used the tank-like Tumbler, while Tim Burton’s Batmobiles fit their stories perfectly and Ben Affleck’s Justice League Batmobile looked like a military vehicle of sorts. Read more for two more pictures and additional information.
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Here’s a first clear look at Robert Pattinson’s updated Batsuit riding what appears to be a new Batcycle. These were captured during an outdoor location shoot for the film at the Glasgow Necropolis cemetery in Scotland. This is allegedly a stunt double performing as Batman and not the actor himself. The movie is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Read more for the pictures and footage.
Keanu Reeves may be filming The Matrix 4 right now, but his most recent portrayal of assassin John Wick has left some auto enthusiasts longing for his Ford Mustang Mach 1, nicknamed “Hitman”. Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations is now offering replicas of this vehicle, based on a restored 1969-79 body or a brand new reproduction. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Set for release in theaters on May 21, 2021, the long-awaited The Matrix 4 has Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles in the film. It will be a joint production by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow and is currently filming in Oakland, California. The two actors were spotted in the streets at night riding on a Ducati Scrambler motorcycle. Read more for some stunt footage and the motorcycle ride.
What better way to showcase the new Land Rover Defender 110 than in a chase sequence from the upcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die”? You’ll see it getting plenty of air time, whether it be flying over huge jumps to high-speed river crossings, they take these stunts all in stride. Yes, they were all equipped with aftermarket roll cages to protect the stunt drivers, including Formula 3 driver Jessica Hawkins. Read more for the video and additional information.
Despite all the early issues with Sonic not looking like his video game counterpart, Paramount’s latest movie dominated global box office charts after debuting to $100 million worldwide. Filming took place between September and October 2018 in Ladysmith and Parksville, both on Vancouver Island. The film was initially scheduled to be released in the United States on November 8, 2019, but after an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the first trailer, Paramount delayed the film to redesign Sonic. Read more for two videos, including the after credit scene.
Robert Zemeckis says there will never be a Back to the Future 4, or at least during his lifetime, despite Christopher Lloyd wanting to reprise his role as time traveling scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown in the original trilogy. Thanks to deepfake technology and machine learning, we’re able to see what Tom Holland would look like as Marty Mcfly, originally played by actor Michael J. Fox, and Robert Downey Jr. as Emmett Brown. Read more for the video and additional information.