Just a reminder that Toy Anxiety will again be at this year’s Phoenix Comicon. Please note that the Comicon has been moved this year from Memorial Day weekend to the weekend of June 5-8.
We are already getting some amazing items ready to take with us to the show. Look for the large Toy Anxiety Las Vegas-style sign and stop on by. Tell Dan you saw this on the blog; you never know what he might do.
Here are some of the Television and Movie Stars that will be attending.
As much excitement as there is over the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII,” there’s just as much interest in the standalone — of spinoff — “Star Wars” movies that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg overseeing. Characters like Yoda and Han Solo have been rumored to be the subjects of the movies, but now a source is saying that bounty hunter Boba Fett will be the focus of the first.
“One of them is Boba Fett. It is. I know. I know for a fact,” Schnepp said. “I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan.”
That would make sense, since Kasdan’s “Empire Strikes Back” first introduced the now-iconic character. And since Disney has confirmed that the standalone movies will be origin stories, a Boba Fett movie could focus on his early years as a bounty hunter.
The first “Star Wars” standalone movie is expected to be released in 2016, a year after “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
If you have not attended this event in the past, you must check it out! We will have several costuming groups representing many familiar characters from Star Wars to Super Heroes and more! Kids and adults alike will have a great time visiting and taking pictures with everyone in their awesome costumes! We encourage you to wear yours as well!
As mentioned, this is a Toy Drive, so we will be accepting Toy donations, which will be distributed locally to children in need. Toys are especially needed for younger boys and girls as well as items for teens. All toys need to be new and in their original packages (if applicable), but not gift wrapped. Anyone who donates a toy will be given a storewide SALE sheet for in store purchases of up to 75% off*. Even if you don’t plan to purchase anything, any donations will be appreciated.
Also, anyone who donates a toy will receive a raffle ticket for which you can win a variety of great prizes. Drawings will be held often all day during the event, though you must be present to claim your prize.
We look forward to seeing everyone, and please spread the word. The more donations the better.
*Sale does not apply to any consignment items and cannot be combined with other coupons or store discounts. Sale applies to in store items (no Internet), and only items on the floor (no backstock).
by Jordan Zakarin, The Hollywood Reporter
Ghostbusters 3 will remain just an elusive specter, for now.
“At this point it’s in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn’t want to be involved,” Aykroyd explained. “He’s got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He’s into this life and living it. I know we’d have a lot of fun [but] I can’t be mad at him. He’s a friend first, a colleague second. We have a deep personal relationship that transcends business and he doesn’t want to know.”
Earlier in the month, Akroyd hinted in an interview with Empire Magazine that Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the first two films, was not eager to be involved, but had not shred the script, as had been rumored on the web.
“Bill Murray is not capable of such behavior. This is simply something that would not be in his nature.” he said. “Bill has too much positive estimation of my writing skills to shred the work.”
In late 2010, Aykroyd said that the script offered Murray “a comic role of a lifetime.”
Speaking of the script, Aykroyd told the Telegraph that anything they film would have to be respectful of the franchise’s past.
“We’re not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise,” he said. “The script has to be perfect. I’m the cheerleader, but I’m only one voice in the matter.”
In August, Aykroyd told The Hollywood Reporter that the film was written, and it could work without Murray.
“What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver],” he said. “The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.”
The new franchise members, he said, would require the casting of three young men and one woman.