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.
Like the original Ghostbusters, the newly rebooted version takes place in New York City. When Yahoo Movies had the chance to sit down with director Paul Feig, we asked whether this story needs to take place in the Big Apple.
It’s a question that has no doubt crossed everyone’s mind recently: could the Ghostbusters defeat the dreaded White Walkers from Game of Thrones? It was that kind of deep-dive reporting we did when Yahoo Movies had a chance to sit down with Ghostbusters stars Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. McCarthy seems to think the kind of heat that the Ghostbusters are packing is enough to take out the White Walkers.
From the moment we were told "Ghostbusters" would be rebooted with an all-female cast, it has been skewered. The first trailer has almost a million dislikes on YouTube, by far the most for any movie ever. It hasn’t even been released yet, so why the hatred? Producer Ivan Reitman hazards a guess.
On Late Night, Seth Meyers watched the latest Game of Thrones episode with Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. Meyers follows Jones’ live tweets of the show, but had missed the most recent one. In case you were wondering, Leslie agrees with pretty much everyone that Rickon dropped the ball on his getaway.
Channing Tatum can’t stand the movie that made him a star. Tatum says he didn’t want to make the movie, but had signed a three-picture deal with Paramount after his film debut in 2005’s Coach Carter. When the studio called him with G.I. Joe, he had “no option” but to take the role he was offered — which wasn’t even the one he wanted to play.
The social media backlash against word that Paul Feig would be directing an all-female version of Ghostbusters was so intense that the filmmaker briefly considered bailing on the reboot. “In the weeks after the announcement about the movie, I was so inundated with hate, that I almost went, ‘Maybe I should just not do this, maybe this is a bad idea.’ Then you go, ‘Wait, think about,’” Feig told Yahoo at the SXSW Festival, where he’s promoting his new comedy Spy (the writer-director also stopped by our headquarters for a Q&A about his Yahoo Screen original series Other Space).
Toronto-based artist Jason Edmiston created 150 original pieces focusing on famous pop culture peepers for Mondo's 'Eyes Without a Face' exhibit, will be unveiled Friday at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Check out 10 of them exclusively here.
Sony Pictures is broadening the 'Ghostbusters' franchise and the first order of business will be a male-driven action-centric comedy counterpart to the Paul Feig-directed film that will start production in June.