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Overnight/Weekend Open Thread – Batfleck Re-Begins, 3D Fetus, Boba Fett Retcon?


It’s a long weekend for me because of the MLK holiday on Monday, so have fun taking this page extra long. Before I leave off, though, a few items I didn’t have room for today…


Batman Vs. Superman Featuring Wonder Woman and Others has been pushed back a year to 2016. Official word is that it’s to give the visuals time enough, but I’ve also heard Affleck might have injured his leg.

-A company called 3D Babies is offering life-size 3D models of your fetus, based on ultrasound photos. Not creepy in the least. (h/t FakeAssName)

-Yes, Marvel Select’s new Movie Spider-Man figure will come with the fireman hat.

-Rumor: Boba Fett to be retconned for stand-alone movie. Clone version will reportedly be killed by someone else who steals the armor just before the OT era. Does this mean we get to un-dub Temeura Morrison’s redubbed lines in the Empire Blu-ray?

-New teaser for Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, featuring Frankenstein, Dracula and Dorian Gray, looks like a classy reboot of LXG. No, not Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic – LXG the movie version that made him madder than he’s ever been since the last thing that made him mad.

-New Maleficent footage shows it to be more of a shot-for-shot remake than I think anyone would have hoped.

-More concept art from the Gore Verbinski Bioshock movie that’ll never happen because nobody wants to spend Lone Ranger-level money on an R-rated film. (h/t SlyDante777)

Happy weekend, all. Maybe consider discussing these stories before doing the customary instant document dump?

Just a suggestion. Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist