We’ve got word on one of the coolest-sounding theme park attractions we’ve heard of in quite some time in today’s Movie Morsels, in which you get to be one of the stick-slinging scientists in Ghostbusters! Plus, a new Jurassic World featurette, a preview of the new characters in Kung Fu Panda 3, first word on a third Pitch Perfect movie, and a trailer for Emma Watson’s Regression.
Six Flags Mexico just became my favorite theme park, because this week it’s launching Los Cazafantasmas: La Aventura Láser. Translation…Ghostbusters: Laser Adventure! According to In Park Magazine, the attraction “has a cast of between six and eight live actors who will play as seasoned ‘Ghostbusters’ to interact with guests across two floors. Players are ‘prepped’ downstairs in the Ghostbusters Headquarters, given their laser ghostbustin’ gear, then led upstairs and broken into teams of Ghostbusters in order to compete against each other in an experience that features iconic environments and characters from the film. There are also cool ghost gates, hidden targets, and ‘surprise characters’ that appear and disappear with the help of UV and lasertag LED technology.” No word yet on if this attraction could make its way to the States. Let’s all cross our fingers…but not those streams!
Jurassic World (out this Friday, June 12) isn’t just a return to Steven Spielberg’s dino-awesome series for audiences, but for several of the original Jurassic Park‘s crew members as well. Universal has unveiled a new featurette spotlighting these Jurassic vets, including paleontology consultant Jack Horner and effects legend Phil Tippet, who are looking to scare today’s audiences just like they did back in 1993.
Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help, Spider-Man 3), Ty Simpkins (Insidious, Iron Man 3), Jake Johnson (Let’s Be Cops, New Girl), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil, Law & Order: Criminal Intent), BD Wong (Jurassic Park, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Intouchables), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Tomorrowland), Katie McGrath (NBC’s Dracula, Merlin), Lauren Lapkus (Blended, The To Do List) and Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids, The Other Guys).
Pitch Perfect 3
So you say Pitch Perfect 2 wasn’t exactly your cup of tea? Not to worry. The Bellas will be back for a third screen outing. Universal is apparently already discussing Pitch Perfect 3 with Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two films in the series. Since stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson’s salaries skyrocketed between films 1 and 2, it remains to be seen if they’ll be back (especially since their characters have now graduated college), though the newest Bella, Hailee Steinfeld, is contracted for a follow-up.
Kung Fu Panda 3
Jack Black’s Po learns he’s not the world’s only panda after all in the third installment of Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda series. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, Kung Fu Panda 3 will feature a plethora of pandas!
As well as Po’s reunion with his long-lost dad (voiced by Bryan Cranston)…
And a nunchuck-wielding female panda (Rebel Wilson) whom Po learns is smitten with him…
The film’s returning voice actors include Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Jackie Chan as Monkey, Seth Rogen as Mantis, David Cross as Crane, Lucy Liu as Viper, and Dustin Hoffman as Warrior trainer Master Shifu. Kung Fu Panda 3 debuts on January 29, 2016.
Yesterday we showed you the new poster for Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke’s chiller Regression, and now we’ve got the film’s first North American trailer. Helmed by The Others‘ Alejandro Amenábar, Regression arrives August 28.
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Finally, just in case you missed it, Bryan Singer teased the return of everyone’s favorite mutant speedster Quicksilver in the director’s latest photo from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse via Instagram. The sixth X-Men film (Singer’s fourth) arrives May 27, 2016.
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