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{Rumor Mill} Gremlins coming to LEGO Dimensions?!

Leaked footage from an upcoming LEGO Dimensions trailer, presumably planned to be featured at E3 next week has gotten the Gremlins Universe all abuzz with this one moment, screencaptured by @BrentOnInternet (https://twitter.com/BrentOnInternet/status/740347698302222336)

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The rumors on multiple websites claim that the new LEGO Dimensions game will have:

Sonic the Hedgehog, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, Goonies, Ghostbusters, Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, Teen Titans and Mission Impossible

Goonies, Ghostbusters and Gremlins all in the same game? Along with Finn & Jake and the Powerpuff Girls? This can’t be. This is extremely exciting. At least we seem to have confirmation that Gremlins will be in the game, via the trailer that was quickly taken down.

More details as they become available!

Sources:

Destructoid
Brent Waller On Twitter
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{Gremlins 3 News} ‘Gremlins’ Reboot Will Be ‘A Completely Different Direction’

Thanks to a tip from Andre Meadows (of Black Nerd Comedy fame, check him out!)gremlin3q.gif it looks like the latest tidbit of news on the “New Gremlins Film” front comes from MTV News of all places.

The full article is here over at MTV.com has Gremlins screenwriter Chris Columbus stating:

“Oh, god, a completely different direction,” Columbus continued. “It’s not a remake of the first movie at all. Because the first movie’s very dear to my heart.”

That means not only will we get the same mogwai mischief, it also means that even 25 years later, you don’t want to feed them after midnight.

“It’s the same universe, the same rules, same Gremlins, but not the same,” Columbus added. “There’s elements of it. What I’ve learned — I haven’t even seen ’Star Wars’ — but what I’ve learned in the trailer is, people want to stay connected to what they fell in love with. So when I saw Harrison Ford and Chewie, I was like… I had tears in my eyes, and I think everyone collectively across the world geeked out at that moment.”

What does this mean?

Honestly, not a whole lot yet again. We know Warner Bros wants to make a new film, but a lot of stars have to align to get any movie made, let alone one of the most unique film franchises of the 80’s and 90’s . So we know there is some kind of progress, but how much? Is this just Chris trying to hype up the idea of a new film? His “Force Awakens” analogy is curious and somewhat hopeful but at the same time we don’t want to have fan service just for the sake of fan service. What if that was the only scene Chewie and Han were in in the new trilogy? Just a 5 second cameo, to make the fanboys happy. Obviously this isn’t the case, but sadly Zach and Phoebe don’t have the same effect the general populace of gasping in nerd-tastic excitement.

Chris Columbus, Joe Dante and Stephen Spielberg truly love the Gremlins franchise, this is obvious since there hasn’t been a million direct-to-video sequels starring once-relevant stars and barely having the creatures at all until the final scenes. They haven’t just sold the rights off unconditionally for a few bucks like many would have with such a difficult franchise as Gremlins. Let’s hope they keep the love for the franchise a bit longer while the Hollywood machine does its thing.

We have waited 25 years from the last Gremlins film, we can wait a few more until the next one.

Digital Spy looks at the stars of Gremlins 30 years later

Digitalspy has put up a “Where are they now” for the cast of Gremlins since it has been 30 years since the original film released. Check it out here: http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/feature/a615460/30-years-since-gremlins-stars-of-the-christmas-cult-classic-then-and-now.html

While most of the information is accurate, it doesn’t mention a few points like Glynn Turman’s role in the cult-favorite “John Dies At The End” or the Back To The future/Gremlins connections. Of course they manage to sneak in a jab at Corey Feldman’s past drug problems, and we are reminded yet again of how much the world lost an incredibly versatile talent in Hoyt Axton (Rand Peltzer in Gremlins)

This sadly seems to be more than Warner Bros has been doing to promote Gremlins’ 30th anniversary, and considering the delays on the 30th anniversary edition Gremlins Blu-Ray in some territories, it certainly feels to some fans that Gremlins is nowhere near the priority they feel it should be.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments below!

Thanks to longtime reader and contributor Aelia P. for the tip on this article! Check out her fantastic art at http://www.artbyaelia.com/

Dinosaur Dracula’s “Yet MORE Spooky Action Figures” Featuring LENNY!

Long time blog-friend of Gremlins Online, Dinosaur Dracula (Previously known as the amazing X-Entertainment) is continuing his always-entertaining Halloween Countdown and finally I have a reason to post about it here!

If you aren’t familiar, Dinosaur Dracula is a staple website for those of us who grew up with Gremlins, Ghoulies, Critters, He-Man, Ghostbusters and other pop culture icons of the 80’s and beyond. Matt, the creator of both Dinosaur Dracula takes us down a path of nostalgia in his own unique manner and thankfully a lack of snark that seems to pervade the internet these days. Matt genuinely loves what he does and it shows in the effort put into his articles.

For today’s entry on “Dinosaur Dracula 2014 Halloween Countdown” Matt shares the third installment of spooky action figures from his childhood (and ours, naturally.) If you scroll down a bit after reading the entries, you will see a familiar Chef from Gremlins 2; Lenny! He talks about the Applause figurine line that was pretty much all we got here in the states for Gremlins 2 toys. I remember buying my Gremlins 2 Figurines at the hospital gift shop at St. Luke’s in Milwaukee, as well as Steins Garden & Gifts in brookfield. Seriously, do you know how hard it is to make up a reason as a kid to go to a garden store? I’ll tell you: It was very difficult.

So check out the link below and read the rest of the countdown. Gremlins are all over his site, don’t be afraid to search the archives foe memories of toys and fads long gone.

http://dinosaurdracula.com/blog/spooky-action-figures-3/

Neca shows off new Mogwai @ San Diego Comic Con 2014

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NECA has an incredible booth at SDCC ’14, and while Gremlins Online isn’t there, our friends at figures.com have their hands full getting the poor souls of the internet all the pictures they can handle.
Check out their site for some exciting new Mogwai based on the early prototypes. Doesn’t look like any Gremlins Series 3, but there are still hundreds of incredible shots of  many many more figures, such as the long-awaited Ripley figures from both Alien and Aliens! (Maybe we will get a Vriess figure someday…one can dream….)

There are more photos of the prototype mogwai on their site, so head on over and take a peek. 

http://www.figures.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=15852

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