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Pennywise Secrets Exposed in New IT Behind-the-Scenes Video

At this point, a whole lot of ink has been spilled praising the success that is IT. This is the Stephen King adaptation many of us have been waiting years for and it did not disappoint. Much of that praise and success is rightfully being attributed to Bill Skarsgard’s terrifying and truly remarkable take on Pennywise the clown. Now, a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette shows us how Pennywise was crafted and what it was like working with the terrifying being on the set of IT.

Warner Bros. released the IT Pennywise featurette online just as the movie is heading into its third weekend at the box office. No doubt, the studio is hoping to keep the movie in the public consciousness a little longer to keep bringing in the big bucks. Not that they needed to do anything more to convince anyone that this is a great movie, but this featurette really does do a great job of giving us a deeper look and appreciation for Pennywise. Bill Skarsgard had certain goals in crafting his take on Pennywise. Safe to say, he succeeded.

“I wanted to create something unsettling. This feeling that you never know what’s going to happen when the clown’s around.”

It is revealed in this behind-the-scenes look that the first time the actors who make up The Losers Club ever saw Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise was during the projector scene, which was something promoted heavily in the marketing. And for good reason. It is one of the scariest scenes in IT and, as the kids tell it, Bill Skarsgard managed to effectively terrify them and their reactions in that scene are genuine. Producer Barbara Muschietti says that’s exactly what they were hoping for.

“We wanted to keep them away because we wanted their reaction to be real.”

There are many things that make IT such a great Stephen King adaptation. The kids playing The Losers Club bring a lot to the movie and director Andy Muschietti was absolutely the right guy for the job. But if Bill Skarsgard wasn’t able to bring Pennywise to life for a new generation, this movie would have never had a chance. People have a lot of affection for Tim Curry’s version of the character, but Skarsgard has managed to make Pennywise his own.

As of this writing, IT has already made $408 million at the worldwide box office and isn’t showing many signs of slowing down. That means we’re probably going to get a lot more Stephen King adaptations in the years to come, not the least of which is going to be IT: Chapter Two, which has already been put on the fast track. But King put his stamp of approval on this movie and, specifically, Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise. Be sure to check out the new IT Pennywise featurette for yourself below.

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Lex Luthor and Iris West Get Dropped from Justice League

Rumors had been circulating for months that Jessie Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor had been cut from Justice League. Now new test screenings have confirmed that Lex Luthor and the Iris West character have both been given the axe. There has been a lot (to put it lightly) of speculation pertaining to Joss Whedon’s take-over of Justice League after Zack Snyder had to bow out due to a family tragedy. Rumors have been swirling that Whedon went in and has totally remade the movie and cut out quite a bit.

Batman-News.com reports that Kiersey Clemons and Jessie Eisenberg have both been cut from Justice League test screenings. Clemons recently talked about her experience on set and mentioned that her scenes were, “f%[email protected] sick,” but we won’t be seeing them any time soon unless Whedon does another edit before the movie hits theaters in November. Hopefully some of these deleted scenes end up in an extended cut or at the very least as bonus features when the movie comes to DVD/Blu-ray. Clemons may pop up again as Idris West in the upcoming Flashpoint movie, but there has not been any official announcements just yet.

Jessie Eisenberg’s inclusion in Justice League was announced via press release late last year, but apparently all of his scenes have been cut under the direction of Joss Whedon. Multiple sources have revealed that Eisenberg was cut out of the test screenings of Justice League. Lex Luthor was sent to Arkham Asylum after the events of Batman v Superman and many assumed that he would be making an appearance, but that won’t be the case. It has also been reported that Darkseid’s role in the movie has been cut back considerably as well.

All drama and speculation aside, the very first reactions to the test screenings have been positive, with some claiming that the Justice League movie is “epic.” Some lucky attendees were interviewed by Batman-News and one person is claiming that it’s better than Batman v Superman, which in all fairness, isn’t saying much. However, the rest of the people interviewed enjoyed the movie, which should be comforting for fans expecting the worst from the DCEU at this time. It should also be noted that the final edit is still probably being worked on, so the test screening could differ quite a bit from what ends up officially hitting screens in November.

It appears that Joss Whedon has gone through Justice League and cut out some parts that might not have a whole lot to do with the overall story, which is a good thing for a movie that looks like it has so much going on in it. We’ll all be able to see soon enough when the movie opens in theaters on November 17th, 2017. Test screenings were also overwhelmingly positive for the DCEU’s Wonder Woman as well, so this is definitely a good thing for the Justice League movie.

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Canceled Twisted Metal Movie Almost Starred Nicolas Cage

We’ve still yet to see a properly awesome video game movie, but Hollywood keeps on trying. There are plenty of video game movies that never came to be that could have been awesome, but we’ll sadly never know. One such movie is Twisted Metal, which was going to be based on the Sony video game series of the same name. Now, director Brian Taylor (Crank) reveals what the movie would have been, and it would have involved Nicolas Cage with Mad Max: Fury Road style action.

Brian Taylor recently spoke with Collider about his Twisted Metal movie that never was. He was hired to do the movie in 2012, which just so happens to be when Sony launched a rebooted version of the game. As is usually the case with these things, the budget got in the way and prevented Taylor from doing what he wanted to do with it. Here’s what he had to say.

“It became like a ‘tweener. Sony came out with a new version of the game, didn’t really sell that well. So they had this property that was kind of like this ‘tweener. It was a movie that felt like it needed to be $50 million, but they didn’t feel that the fanbase really merited that kind of movie; it really wanted to be more of a $15 million movie, but the nature of it with the set pieces would’ve just made it too big…That was gonna be badass… It’s batshit. It was kind of like Fury Road before Fury Road in a way. The set pieces in Twisted Metal were kind of the same thing. I’m not saying it would’ve been as good, I am definitely not.”

The interesting thing here is that he makes a Mad Max: Fury Road comparison long before that movie ever hit theaters. Considering that Twisted Metal, as a game, is just weaponized cars shooting at other weaponized cars, the comparison makes sense. But a $15 million budget doesn’t make sense. Brian Taylor has experience with action, having worked on movies like Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. That isn’t what anyone would call a good movie, but it did allow him to work with Nicolas Cage. And, if he had made the movie, the character of Sweet Tooth would have been played by Cage.

“Even Sweet Tooth is kind of like the Fury Road guy, you know it’s the mask and the clown with the crazy car. It kind of feels the same…It’s not worth doing it unless you can really push the envelope and do destruction people haven’t seen before. So I don’t know, it’s sort of in movie purgatory, but I tell ya it’s cool.”

It doesn’t sound like we’re going to see this Twisted Metal movie anytime soon. Especially not with Nicolas Cage as the crazy clown driving a destructive ice cream truck, Sweet Tooth. Still, it’s hard not to think this could have been an insane and possibly very fun time at the movies. Who knows? Maybe now that IT is such a big hit Sony will think they can use Sweet Tooth to sell their own scary clown franchise. But with a lot of guns, cars and explosions.

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Warwick Davis’ Han Solo Character Revealed

We’ve known for quite some time that Warwick Davis will have a role in LucasFilm’s Han Solo spin-off, but now a new report reveals exactly which character he’s portraying. The iconic actor was featured in a Han Solo Omaze video this spring, where former directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed a brand new alien creature, although no details about Davis’ actual role have been revealed until now. While these details have not been confirmed, there may be SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.

A new report from Making Star Wars reveals that Warwick Davis is playing a character called “Fight Droid 2.” This report claims that this character puts a different spin on the power droid featured in the original trilogy, which was basically just a small walking rectangular-shaped box. The original power droids were not sophisticated machines, since their primary purpose was to recharge vehicles and machinery. They came equipped with an internal power generator and external sockets, but that’s about it. This new Fight Droid 2, though, is actually quite dangerous.

This report claims that Fight Droid 2 comes equipped with a chainsaw, and has buzzsaw blades for hands, with its primary function said to be for killing. This report doesn’t reveal who has programmed these droids, and there is no clear indication of where we may see these droids. The report speculates that we may find this character in a gambling hall, where this droid may or may not encounter Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo). Still, there isn’t even any indication that this droid will have any contact with Han Solo or Chewbacca whatsoever, but it does continue Warwick Davis’ storied history with the Star Wars franchise.

Warwick Davis made his feature film debut in Return of the Jedi as the adorable Ewok known as Wicket, who we first see in an encounter with Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia. He went on to play a number of different characters in the first Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace, such as Wald, a Pod racer spectator and a Mos Espa citizen, before returning to the franchise as Wollivan, one of the patrons at Maz Kanata’s (Lupita Nyong’o) castle in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also had a role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Weeteef Cyubee, a member of Saw Gerrera’s (Forest Whitaker) forces.

We also saw in July that Warwick Davis reunited with Ron Howard on the set, nearly 30 years after they first worked together on the iconic LucasFilm adventure Willow. While this report regarding Warwick Davis’ role on Han Solo has not yet been confirmed, it’s possible we may learn more about his role as production continues. At this point, it remains unclear when principal photography will wrap on Han Solo, since the production has gone far beyond when the original production was scheduled to wrap, before Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired and Ron Howard was brought in. LucasFilm has maintained that they will not change the May 25, 2018 release date, but if production continues on like this into the forseeable future, the studio may have no choice but to delay the movie until December 2018.

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Demi Lovato Responded To The Haters Mad She Hasn’t Shared Her Sexuality

If you think the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer apologized for what she did or did not say, you’d better think again.

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Demi Lovato Responded To The Haters Mad She Hasn’t Shared Her Sexuality

If you think the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer apologized for what she did or did not say, you’d better think again.

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Scary End of the World Warning Interrupts TV Broadcasts in California

Southern California television broadcasts were interrupted on Thursday morning when an ominous warning popped up on TV screens in Orange County. The emergency broadcast system went up, but with voices warning of “extremely violent times” as well as another voice speaking about Area 51 and Armageddon. The warnings were displayed for several minutes before regularly scheduled broadcasts came back on the screen. Many took to social media to share the eerie warnings and called cable providers to figure out what exactly had just happened.

The Orange County Register reports that multiple cable companies were effected and that they are all investigating to find out what happened. The first voice came on and said, “Realize this, extremely violent times will come,” in a booming male baritone. One witness thought it sounded like Hitler speaking in English, noting that it sounded like a radio broadcast being pumped through her television set. Many witnesses admit to being alarmed and scared of the warnings and not because the volume was elevated, but because of what’s going on in the world right now.

This comes after Wisconsin-based Christian numerologist, David Meade, predicted 7 years of chaos starting on September 23rd, 2017. Several other conspiracy theorists and doom-mongers have cited an apocalyptic theory known as Revelation 12 Sign predicting that the Rapture will be fulfilled on September 23rd as well. Conspiracy theorists think an astronomical alignment involving the constellations Leo and Virgo, along with various other planets will fulfill this prophecy of the Book of Revelations 12:1-2, word-for-word. Revelation 12 Sign believe that the time of Jacob’s Trouble, also known as the Tribulation Period, will begin on Saturday, which coincides with the Autumnal equinox and the Ember Days. The Rapture is the second coming of Jesus Christ as prophesied in John 14:1-3. It hasn’t been determined if the audio in the alert is related to a prophecy by David Meade, a  self-described “specialist in research and investigations.” Other theories went all the way to the more probable idea of nuclear war with North Korea, which is definite possibility at this time.

Investigators are looking into the possibility of a clever hoax, which is more than likely the case. Apparently, it’s relatively easy to take over the digital airwaves and people taking advantage of that loophole have certainly taken advantage of that exploit over the years. Back in 1987, a Chicago area station was hijacked and began broadcasting a man in a Max Headroom mask spanking another man’s bare bottom with a fly swatter. A more recent example is of a man overlaying emergency alerts about a zombie apocalypse in 2013.

It is not clear how many customers were affected by the ominous warnings that hijacked their television screens. Many viewers that witnessed the emergency alerts have been scared and confused, while one person claimed that it was, “the most unsettling thing I have heard in my life.” For those of you wondering, September 23rd just happens to be tomorrow, so live it up today. Hoax or true warning of the impending apocalypse? Check out the video footage below and judge for yourself.

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Dozens Of Dildos Have Washed Up On An Italian Beach

Volunteers probing the beach for trash found new meaning in their task with this big surprise.

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Dozens Of Dildos Have Washed Up On An Italian Beach

Volunteers probing the beach for trash found new meaning in their task with this big surprise.

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2′ Lording Over ‘Ninjago,’ ‘It’ With $40M-Plus Bow


‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ is certainly no slouch, while indie horror pic ‘Friend Request’ isn’t scaring up much business and Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ is dropping fast.

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