It feels like we are always talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or the DC Extended Universe, or whatever new series in development with a “shared universe” idea has hit the webs this week.
After the success of the MCU, it was no surprise to see some of their work with a shared universe emulated by other franchises and studios. However, it’s easy to forget that while the MCU has basically perfected the idea, they were not the first studio, series, or franchise to dabble with a shared universe.
So today, we will be discussing one of the most interesting yet relatively unknown shared universes out there, and how it relates to other theories that we have seen over the years. Today we will be examining J.J. Abrams, Star Wars, Lost, and a number of other franchises that theoretically exist in the same cinematic universe.
Welcome to The Slushoverse Theory.
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Turns out whatever shaky ground we may have thought HBO’s Westworld was under could prove false worries. The series looks to be near completion and with that arrives the very first, full trailer for the series.
Check out the trailer:
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HBO has temporarily halted production on its long-gestating television adaptation of Westworld, claiming that writers/executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy need more time to fine tune the final four scripts for the series’ first season.
The project is closing down for two months so that Nolan and Joy can catch up on the final four scripts. Westworld was first ordered to series in November 2014, and fans got a first look video from the series back in August. The series was originally set to premiere during the last quarter of 2015, but was pushed to an unspecified date of 2016. Now with the halted production, that premiere is looking closer to early 2017.
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This February will mark the premiere of Hulu’s first big original drama 11.22.63, and they have released the first trailer. With its Back To The Future vibe (sans the comedy and whimsy), this Stephen King/J.J. Abrams co-production is an odd choice for the small screen, but one the entire production team feels confident about.
We were given a small tease in the form of production stills via J.J. Abrams’ company Bad Robot, but we now have our first trailer.
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We’re now two full weeks into January, and if you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I have two things to say. One: DUDE. How can you have waited so long??? And Two: we’ve kept our mouths shut about spoilers for well over three weeks now and if you get spoiled, it’s not our fault anymore.
That being said, one of the blogs I follow, The Legion of Leia, run by epic geek Jenna Busch, has just managed to do something amazing for geek girls everywhere.
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Now that Star Wars The Force Awakens has been in theaters for a couple of weeks, it’s time to delve into the film fully and discuss everything that happened. While on the surface, the movie is solid and a lot of fun, for those of us die-hard fans there’s quite a bit to take in. So, without further ado here’s a SPOILER FULL look at The Force Awakens. If you haven’t seen the movie stop reading, go see the movie, then come back.
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It’s no secret that there are Star Wars fans everywhere so it’s not surprising that many well-known celebrities made cameos in The Force Awakens. Some of them are in costumes completely concealing their identities even. In order to point some of them out some specific scenes will be mentioned so I would advise seeing the movie before reading this if you want to know as little as possible before seeing it. With that said, read on at your own discretion, you’ve been warned.
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Tonight’s the night. After years of waiting, after the stress of getting tickets for opening weekend when the geekoshpere went on a bender, it is finally here.
For me it is so much more than a chance to see a return to the biggest movie franchise in the galaxy, it is about family, it is about tradition.
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We’re just a little more than 3 weeks away from the long-awaited release of Star Wars The Force Awakens and in the last few weeks it seems that Disney is aiming to take over the known universe. Their next step to doing so is the Star Wars Special that is set to air tonight on Jimmy Kimmel. Take a look at the mini trailer the show put out to advertise tonight’s show.
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