With new installments of Star Wars , Jurassic World , and the Avengers headed our way this summer, movie fans have plenty to cheer about. The same goes for toy lovers, who can look forward to action figures, play sets, board games, and other playthings based on 2018’s biggest blockbusters and hottest television shows. Yahoo Entertainment spent the past weekend at New York City’s annual festival for toys, Toy Fair, where we got to see both the new and retro movie- and TV-related toys that everyone will be talking about this year. Scroll through the gallery and start getting your holiday wish lists ready now.
'Alien: River of Pain' tells the tragic tale of the residents of LV-426 before Ripley and the Colonial Marines arrived in James Cameron's sequel.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with the latest chapter in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant . The new trailer for the upcoming 20th Century Fox sci-fi thriller lets audiences know that “the path to paradise begins in hell,” and begins with Katherine Waterston and the crew aboard the colony ship, Covenant.” As the team explores undiscovered territory, danger and extraterrestrial species – including Xenomorphs – lurk all around. The sequel to Prometheus …
The former Dr Grace Augustine seems to be of the opinion that our long-delayed return to Pandora will be well worth the wait. Sigourney Weaver, who portrayed the human scientist in James Cameron’s 2009 ultra-blockbuster ‘Avatar’ ($2.88 billion worldwide in case you forgot), is set to return in at least some of the four sequels the ever-ambitious filmmaker has planned. Whilst little to no plot details have been revealed on the ‘Avatar’ sequels, it is rumoured the films will centre on Sam Worthington’s Jake and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri raising their children on Pandora, whilst still in conflict with the humans.
Hollywood is a precarious profession, but you would hope once you’ve got the role you can relax a little bit. Not these guys, who found themselves out of a job even after shooting began. Image credits: PA, Getty, Rex_Shutterstock
As well as pretending to be 007 in an episode of ‘The Saint’, Moore actually starred as the spy in a March 1964 episode of BBC show ‘Mainly Millicent’. In the sketch, he goes for lunch with a Russian agent played by the show’s star Millicent Martin and punches a waiter. Luckily for him, Cubby Broccoli still thought he was the perfect man for the big-screen job.
In space, no one can hear you say “awwww!” Yes, believe it or not the terrifying monster of the ‘Alien’ series has been reborn in overwhelmingly cute children’s book form. - Neill Blomkamp’s Aliens Sequel Postponed - Ridley Scott Talks Alien: Paradise Lost - Godzilla Lawsuit Over New Anne Hathaway Movie Settled The book is entitled ‘Alien Next Door,’ and is the brainchild of artist Joey Spiotto. In the images from the book which premiered online courtesy of io9, we see a number of moments from the ‘Alien’ movies reinterpreted to rather less sinister effect. For instance - did you realise that when it crept up behind Newt in ‘Aliens,’ it only wanted to give her doll back? Or that in the original ‘Alien,’ it was actually friends with the Nostromo’s cat Jones?
Dependent on your point of view, some of the scariest movies ever made may have just gotten a whole lot scarier. Artists website Design Crowd hit upon the brilliant, hilarious and yet horrifying idea of calling upon contributors worldwide to photoshop images of Donald Trump into classic horror movie images - and the results, funnily enough, are brilliant, hilarious and yet horrifying. - What’s On The Big Screen This Halloween - Cast of Scream, Then & Now - Ellen Page To Star In Flatliners Remake Above, courtesy of designer Madeli, we can of course see what the most famous moment in ‘The Shining’ might be like with Trump in the place of Jack Nicholson: “Here’s Donny,” anyone? Below, Omee shows us how ‘Scream’ would have looked with Trump being the one asking if we like scary movies: See Why shows us Trump getting hairy in ‘An American Werewolf In London:’ Enzzok gives us Trump as Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs:’ That same artist also puts Trump in place of the titular beast of ‘Alien³:’ Continuing on an ‘Alien’ theme, Senja adds a whole new level to Ripley’s nightmare sequence in ‘Aliens:’ Digging further back into film history, the scene with the little girl by the river in ‘Frankenstein’ suddenly seems even more sinister thanks to B74Design: Whilst Creative Shots Studio put him in the small shoes of Damien in ‘The Omen.’ CreArt pits him against Freddy Krueger: Jkrebs04 makes us ponder whether we need a bigger boat: And, perhaps the funniest of all, iMagications puts Trump in ‘The Grudge.’