Josh Trank’s 4Chan Rant Was Faked! We Have the Proof!

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Josh Trank 4ChanHere’s why we post stuff as “Rumor” when we’re not sure if it’s true or not. The Josh Trank 4Chan rant everyone has been talking about over the last few days was faked, and the photo evidence everyone was citing is a Photoshop.

Trank has been going on Twitter telling people the “selfie” is a Photoshop fake, and we found the source of the image. He Tweeted that it’s from a three-year-old interview with First Showing, which you can view here.

Left: Source interview for Trank’s head. Right: The fake selfie used to legitimize the 4chan posts. Click for higher resolution.
 

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Josh Trank 4chan Fake

The original video was from 2012, promoting Chronicle. Trank looks different now.

If this image was faked, and they went through a lot of work to fake it, that makes the entire posting in question. It’s most likely what Trank said, someone attempting to slander him. If you have a link to the posts, do not spread them around as they are most likely not true at all.

Did Disney Just Confirm a New Star Wars Attraction in 2016?

star-tours-2Everyone knows that Disney is working on new Star Wars attractions for all of their theme parks. But I don’t think anyone expected to see something as soon as next year.

At the Indiana Jones Adventure 20th Anniversary panel that was recently held for Annual Passholders, Tony Baxter mentioned he always liked Indy more than Han. When no one applauded at that, he said:

“You’ll look forward to next year’s treat”

As he was obviously talking about Star Wars, he could have just confirmed that they do have some kind of theme park plans for Star Wars next year. 2015 is the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland, and as they don’t want construction walls all over the place this year, the most realistic thing would be new destinations on Star Tours featuring Episode VII planets. Adding new planets to that ride doesn’t require any major downtime, so it could be a quick addition.

You can watch Tony Baxter’s presentation here via Skywalking Through Neverland the comments start at 5:11:

A New Trailer for The Last Jedi is On the Way!

Are you ready for some more footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi? It looks like we won’t have to wait too long…

The BBFC in the UK has just classified a new trailer for The Last Jedi, and based on its running time and designation, this is a different one than what we got in April:

April’s trailer was called “Trailer A” and ran about two minutes. This is a “Trailer B” and is actually thirty seconds shorter.

We’re likely to see the new trailer either at D23 Expo during the Live Action panel on July 15th, or at San Diego Comic Con in Hall H a week later on July 22nd.

Dark Skies finally being released on DVD

This is something SciFi fans have been waiting forever for. NBC’s short-lived, but extremely awesome, answer to The X-Files is finally being released on DVD after years of wondering its fate. Dark Skies series co-creator Bryce Zabel was on Coast to Coast AM last night and used his appearance to announce that the series would finally be released on DVD January 20th by Shout! Factory. Even bigger news is that he made a point to say that all of the music clearances went through, which means the series will hit DVD with all of its period music intact. Music clearances is the one thing that kept it from DVD all these years.

The series is set in the 60’s and combined the JFK assassination and Roswell conspiracies into one story. It only ran for 20 episodes between 1996 and 1997, but has become a huge cult hit with fans requesting a DVD release for years. But, as with shows such as The Wonder Years, the large amount of period music seemed like too much of an uphill battle for Sony to mount in terms of music clearances. So, a few years ago Sony gave the show to the producers and allowed them to shop it around to see if anyone wanted to attempt a DVD release. From last night’s announcement, Shout! Factory has picked the show up and managed to keep all of the music intact. The January 20th release date is no coincidence as that is the 50th anniversary of JFK’s inauguration and  fits the series.

RUMOR: Another Prequel Cameo For Rogue One

UPDATE

According to friends just getting out of the World Premiere of the movie in Hollywood neither character were spotted in the scene. That makes Bail Organa the only major Prequel cameo in Rogue One.



Yesterday we ran arumor about a controversial Prequel cameo that could show up in a scene in Rogue One. Now we have an update to that with news of another character in the scene.

According to sources, Oliver Ford Davies filmed one day on Rogue One with a Gungan stand-in next to him. Oliver Ford Davies played Sio Bibble in the Prequel trilogy. He had a large role in The Phantom Menace, a smaller role in Attack of the Clones, and was seen in Padme’s funeral procession in Revenge of the Sith.

Sio Bibble and the infamous Gungan will be together in the same scene where Bail Organa appears and Jyn helps rally the Rebellion to take down the Death Star.

And one final thing: at one point the Gungan did speak, although it’s not know if the line or even the cameo has survived the final cut.

The Star Wars Prequels – Sets or Green Screen?

Following our feature illustrating just how many real models and practical effects were used in the Star Wars Prequels, the brigade of people who hate those movies came right back with their own rebuttal. They pretty much dismissed all of the models and practical effects and said the Prequels still sucked because all of the actors were just acting in front of green screens and digitally inserted into models. This claim couldn’t be any further from the truth…

Episode I Trade Federation Ship – Set or Green Screen

 

The very first scene in all of the Prequels takes place on a Federation Droid Control Ship. Obviously George Lucas loved CG so much that he’d want to dazzle the audience with it right from the start, right? There’s no way they would spend actual money to construct a set for such a short sequence…

2K Patches in Always Online DRM to Next-Gen NBA2K14

Following the Xbox One reveal, gamers revolted against its “always online” DRM policies that would prevent you from playing a single-player game if you weren’t connected to the internet. People made it very clear to Microsoft that they don’t want that for their games, and MS made a quick 180 earlier this summer when they saw how low their pre-order numbers were.

Unfortunately this anger was lost on 2K, who has just patched-in an always online requirement for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of NBA2K14 according to this thread on NeoGAF.

Now you cannot play a single-player match in the game offline if it’s in any mode that uses VC (their space bucks). If you’re in the middle of a game and lose connection or get signed out of XBL/PSN you’re immediately kicked to the main menu without any sort of “grace period” as the game cannot authenticate with the 2K servers. Once offline, you can play some single-player content however you’re locked out of modes such as MyCareer and MyGM until you re-connect to the 2K servers.

Basically, you’re locked out of ANY mode that uses VC. Which makes this 2K trying to protect their micro-transaction model from offline exploits.

The worst part about this addition is that it came now. They didn’t have this always online “DRM” when the game was being reviewed prior to launch. Instead they waited for the game to get glowing reviews, for many people to pick it up as a launch title, and then they patched in the DRM without any warning what-so-ever.

This is pretty shady if you ask me…

A New Trailer for The Last Jedi is On the Way!

Are you ready for some more footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi? It looks like we won’t have to wait too long…

The BBFC in the UK has just classified a new trailer for The Last Jedi, and based on its running time and designation, this is a different one than what we got in April:

April’s trailer was called “Trailer A” and ran about two minutes. This is a “Trailer B” and is actually thirty seconds shorter.

We’re likely to see the new trailer either at D23 Expo during the Live Action panel on July 15th, or at San Diego Comic Con in Hall H a week later on July 22nd.