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Most people will agree that the recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Reboot was a flippin’ CG-powered train wreck. But do you know what would’ve made it better? 8-bit graphics. 8-Bit Cinema made a retro NES spoof of the 2014 flick, and it actually seems like it would be fun to play.

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Ever wonder what a sequel to Batman & Robin would be like? No? Of course you didn’t. Odds are you wanted to forget that it ever existed. If that’s the case then we have some terrible and shocking news for you. According to Bleeding Cool, Joel Schumacher will to continue the saga in a 12-issue comic series drawn by Dustin Nguyen that’s based on the script for Batman Triumphant—the third and final installment of a Schumacher Batman trilogy that never happened.

According to the Batman Wiki, the Scarecrow would have been the main villain of the film with Harley Quinn playing the Joker’s daughter who is bent on revenge for her father’s death. The Joker himself would also return as a hallucination caused by Scarecrow’s fear toxin.

So, we’re going to get to see the crazy that would have been a fifth movie? I have to admit—as a series of comics, this could be kind of fun. Of course, nothing is set in stone until an official announcement is made.

On that note, you’ll want to check out the video of Schumacher apologizing for Batman & Robin after the break so that you can complete the healing process before the comics are released.

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Tetris never gets old as far as I’m concerned. Stacking the blocks of the ’80s game is satisfying and fun – so much so that it’s apparently headed to the big screen. Wait, what? The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that Threshold Entertainment has joined forces with the Tetris Company to make a film based on the game. You’d assume they’re going animated, right? Nope, it’s live-action.

Threshold’s Larry Kasanoff told WSJ the following:

“It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie. This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”

Kasanoff has worked on the Mortal Kombat screen adaptation, so we’ll see what he can cook up. Pardon me if I don’t get terribly excited.

(via Consumerist / Image via Nintendo)

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In the mood for some fun sci-fi action? Well, then you’ll probably dig this new 10-minute short by David Weinstein, titled “Envoy.” It feels like a modern repackaging of both E.T. and Iron Giant (albeit with less Vin Diesel–I still think Iron Giant was his greatest role ever!), but it’s an enjoyable video that’s well worth watching all the way through.

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Artist Filipe Carvalho has created beautiful and very simple images of the characters from Star Wars using something called Flat Design. Rather than complex, detailed images, he uses only a few colors and shapes to convey an entire character. The results are pictures we’d love to have hanging on the wall.

See more examples after the break.

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It’s hard to imagine Guardians of the Galaxy as being anything other than goofy and slightly quirky, but artist Justin Sweet posted some of his original Guardians concept art on his Facebook, and it looks like some of the first takes on the film’s characters were fairly dark and gritty.

As you’ll see after the break, most of the images (while absolutely stunning) have a very different thematic tone than the final product. Rocket (pictured above) is a good example of that. In the movie, he looked more or less like an average raccoon with a penchant for firearms, outbursts and walking on two legs. But Justin’s version looks a little older and war-weary, and definitely not as light-hearted as the Rocket we all know and love.

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No, not Harrison Ford. He’s doing just fine, other than a leg brace and a limp, and presumably has a valid passport that will take him wherever he wants to go next. The one having trouble is the real Han Solo who is unable to leave his native England. Star Wars fan Dominic Kimberley had his name legally changed to Han Solo, but it seems the change isn’t going over so well with the bureaucrats in charge of issuing passports. According to The Mirror:

The new name is on Han’s bank card but he can’t get a passport under the moniker because it is based on a fictional character.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail , he admitted it took his mum, Catherine, some time to get used to the new name.

“She said: ‘You’ve gone a galaxy too far this time’,” he laughed. “But she saw the funny side.

“I’ve always been a fan of the films, and Han Solo was always my favourite character.

“Really, I just wanted to see how easy it was to change my name.

“I introduce myself as Han Solo and most people laugh, but old pals call me Dom. It makes their day when I walk into the bank.”

Can’t get a passport, Han Solo? Sounds like a #NerdWorldProblem.

(via Topless Robot/ Image via The Mirror)

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We’ve only gotten a few glimpses of the armor that Shredder will be wearing in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, but this most recent image gives us a good look at the character. It was tweeted by TMNT_Fansite and it shows Shredder with his over-the-top armor. He looks like a samurai warrior, but his claws look straight out of Edward Scissorhands or Nightmare on Elm Street.

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In the movie Jumanji, the kids played what they thought was just a board game, but it turned out to have the power to bring all sorts of craziness into the real world. Lions and tigers and bears, all running down Main Street and wreaking havoc! This is a real-world version of the game created by Gemma Wright. It looks so good, you’d swear it was an actual movie prop. The best part is you can actually buy this as she’s taking custom orders.

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Every writer gets writer’s block at some point, even Hayao Miyazaki. It happened to him while working on Princess Mononoke in 1995 so he took a break to work on Chage and Aska’s song “On Your Mark.” It’s a simply stunning music video that’s like a 7-minute mini movie. Needless to say, it would be fantastic to see this expanded upon to create an entire film.

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