Roger Corman's Virtually Heroes to be Distributed, Nine Years LaterBack in in 2013, Roger Corman produced a movie called Virtually Heroes. It involved video game characters becoming self-aware and then trying to win the game. Corman wanted to make a picture that re-used the reels of war footage he had from his previous films, and putting that war into a video game made sense. Virtually Heroes was made on a shoestring budget. The reviews weren't great, although the film was screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The movie never found a distributor, and went back in the closet for nine years. But there was interest, mainly because Mark Hamill played a wise man character that was slightly reminiscent of Yoda. Now in the age of streaming, the film will finally be released to the public. Virtually Heroes will have a short theatrical run in December, and then land on the CracklePlus streaming service Popcornflix in February of 2023. It is being touted as a campy comedy more than an action gamer film, which will go a long way in covering its flaws. -via Boing Boing#RogerCorman #MarkHamill #VirtuallyHeroes
Watch Mark Hamill and Lena Headey Recording Masters of the UniverseIf Mark Hamill hadn't played that one character, he'd be famous as a talented and hard-working voiceover artist. He began doing cartoon voiceovers before Star Wars, and has played a string of comic book supervillains for almost 40 years, most notably the Joker in the animated Batman series and its many spinoffs. Watch Hamill channel Skeletor as he records his voice for Masters of the Universe: Revelation - Part 2. Lena Headey, who you know as Cercei from Game of Thrones, plays his villainous compatriot Evil-Lyn. Kevin Smith supervises.