John Carpenter Has Pretty Harsh Words For Dwayne Johnson’s Big Trouble In Little China

In the last 40 years, John Carpenter has seen many of his movies get sequels and remakes without his involvement, and a lot of them turned out badly. Not only are there all the unfortunate Halloween follow-ups, and the CGI-heavy The Thing prequel, but useless re-dos like Assault On Precinct 13 and The Fog also did nothing to build on the originals. As you might expect, this isn’t exactly a legacy that Carpenter loves, which goes a long way in explaining why he had this to say about the upcoming Big Trouble In Little China feature set to star Dwayne Johnson:

Paired with producer Jason Blum, John Carpenter participated in roundtable interviews last month in promotion of the new Halloween — and it was during one of these sit downs that I asked about the developing Big Trouble In Little China sequel. Specifically, I asked the filmmakers what they think about the current trend towards follow-ups over remakes, citing Johnson’s movie as an example, and the horror legend made it very clear that he doesn’t think much about the upcoming project at all.

It was back in 2015 that Dwayne Johnson was first attached to star in a new Big Trouble In Little China, though at the time it was said that the film was going to be a remake. It was a controversial story at the time that got quite a bit of fan backlash, but Johnson himself tried to calm people down by saying that moves were being made to involve John Carpenter. Based on what Carpenter told a small group of other reporters and me in September, it sounds like they were never able to connect.

The new Big Trouble In Little China is still kind of a backburner project right now, what with Dwayne Johnson doing a million-and-one other things, but producer Hiram Garcia confirmed in late August that the movie is both moving forward, and is no longer a remake. It’s going to be a story that returns audiences to the world of the original, and will “continue the story.” Exactly what that means given the conclusive ending of John Carpenter’s film isn’t entirely clear.

With this chosen avenue, one does have to wonder exactly how Dwayne Johnson and Co. will teach audiences about the original Big Trouble In Little China, because John Carpenter is 100% right: that movie wasn’t a success when it was first released in 1986. It has since taken on cult status, but it’s also a title that opened up at number 12 at the box office and only made $11 million domestically (roughly equal to $24 million in 2018 when you adjust for inflation). The approach didn’t work for Blade Runner 2049, so hopefully there is a strategy in play.

With Hobbs and Shaw, Jumanji 3, John Henry and the Statesmen, and more projects currently populating Dwayne Johnson’s slate, it’s not entirely clear when he will be getting around to Big Trouble In Little China, but we will be sure to keep you updated with the latest details. For now, with John Carpenter’s thoughts in mind, how do you feel about the developing project? Answer our poll, and leave your comments below.

Xbox One Update Brings Back Avatars, Adds Alexa Control

Throughout the year, Microsoft has been working hard to update and overhaul the Xbox Avatars. The all new creation suite has finally rolled out as part of the Xbox October update, but the Avatars didn’t arrive alone, they also came packed in with brand new Alexa control features.

Over on the Xbox News headquarters there’s a complete roll out of the details and changelog of the October 2018 update for the Xbox One family of systems. This includes the all new overhauled Xbox Avatars.

The new Avatars allow you to change the appearance of the characters, their clothing, and their moods. You can acquire additional clothes for your character or deck them out as you see fit, this includes licensed clothing options from games such as Gears of War and Microsoft’s flagship IP, Halo. Once you get done customizing the character, you can then take a photo of the character using the custom photo booth option. If you don’t like the way the new Avatars look, you can still stick with your old Xbox Live Avatar by importing them using the option in the customization menu.

When the new update is completed, you can either create a new Avatar using the new app tools, or your can stick with your old one by selecting it from the menu.

Beyond the Avatars, there’s also the all new Cortana and Alexa skill update, which enables gamers to make use of the voice-enabled AI assistants through any Cortana or Alexa-enabled smart device. This means that you can turn on or turn off the Xbox through your Alexa device, start or stop apps through Alexa, or make other changes through the voice-enabled app.

To setup the Alexa skill, open up the Xbox account linking option and enable it so that you can attach it to Alexa. You can acquire the skill a number of different ways, including searching for the skill through the store, or by telling Alexa or Cortana to activate the skill through a Windows 10 PC or a smartphone with Cortana installed.

As explained in the post, you can use Alexa to start games such as Forza Horizon 4, and even start parties using voice commands. You can start up any number of Xbox-enabled apps as well.

They don’t mention it in the update, but I imagine this does the same thing that the Kinect 2.0 did when it used to be paired with the Xbox One when it was one of the premium devices for the console.

This comes short on the heels of Ubisoft also teaming up with Amazon for Alexa support in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. I imagine we may see more games and game devices take advantage of this in the future. Technically, Microsoft did beat them all to the punch with Kinect, but poor support and inconsistent functionality doomed it to an early fate in the electronics cemetery.

Last, but not least, in the Xbox October update is the ability to enable Dolby Vision for 4K-enabled television and display units. If your TV supports 4K output and is hooked up to your Xbox One, you can now enable Dolby Vision from the display and sound menus through the Xbox settings.

Halloween Director John Carpenter Never Wanted Sequels

Nowadays, a horror film rarely ends with one film, and Halloween is no exception, nor should it be. Thus far, most would tell you that none of the Halloween sequels have lived up to the original, but if 2018’s does, it could bring longevity for the franchise in a way that’s never been seen. The sequel’s success perhaps rides on the heavy nostalgia it’s bringing from the first film. Bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as a badass grandma, armed and ready to fight her nightmare, is a compelling development in the franchise. Blumhouse Productions is definitely game to keep it going in some way after this year’s release. Sorry, John Carpenter. Halloween hits theaters on October 16.

Everybody Can Now Play Fortnite On Android

Epic Games has already courted more than 100 million gamers with Fortnite on PC and home console, but that’s obviously not enough, especially given that even more players are willing to hop into the game thanks to the added support for all major Android devices. Epic announced that everybody who has an Android can now play Fortnite on their preferred device.

The news was rolled out thanks to an announcement from the official Fortnite Twitter account. It’s been confirmed that the Fortnite beta is currently playable on any and every compatible Android device. This means you no longer need an invitation to test the game out on your current Android device.

To jump into the action simply visit the Android web portal using an Android device, or go to the Epic Games website and scan in the QR code from the Android page to begin downloading the client. If you attempt to visit the site without an Android device you’ll hit another landing page directing you toward the Android page.

Previous to the game being available on all Android devices, there were beta tests on select devices earlier this year. Epic Games decided to bypass the Google Play store altogether, which created a little bit of bad blood between the digital distributor and Epic Games. Things got a little heated when Google decided to publicly expose a vulnerability within the mobile version of the Fortnite APK before Epic had time to address it. During this time Epic was only testing the game on very specific Samsung devices, but, eventually, the company began adding more and more support for additional Android smartphones and tablets.

Gamers had to wait quite some time before full compatibility was made available for all devices outside of just Samsung and Sony’s smartphones.

Fortnite exploded onto the scene back in 2017 after spending years in development and a lot of closed alpha and beta testing. After initially releasing with the Save The World four-player cooperative mode, Epic introduced the Battle Royale mode following the huge success that PUBG Corporation saw with the Battle Royale-themed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Epic also ran into some troubles with cross-platform gameplay when Sony decided to block Epic from allowing Nintendo Switch and Xbox One owners from playing with PS4 owners. After a lot of begging and pleading from gamers, Sony finally conceded and gave Epic the go-ahead to enable cross-platform play between PS4 and other platforms. And, now Android gamers out there will be able to get in on the action as well. Now everyone can play with everyone.

A few gamers have run into problems with their devices not being supported, but, apparently, you will need APK version 2.2.1 or later to make it work on your device. I’m sure Epic will continue to roll out more support for additional devices in the coming weeks. If you do have an Android device with 4GB of RAM or more and you’re running version 8.0 or later, you can give Fortnite a try right now.

Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk Got Drunk For A TV Show After 30 Years Of Sobriety

Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk recently took on a role that called for him to do something he was concerned about: become drunk. It all happened as part of his upcoming episode on Comedy Central’s Drunk History. In it, Odenkirk will narrate the story of Steve Dahl’s disco demolition. Like all guests who came before him, he had to get drunk to provide the narration. Odenkirk was not too enthusiastic about doing that and he revealed why saying:

Thirty years sober and with one show, it is over. It is incredible to think that something that took Bob Odenkirk thirty years to create was over in a relative blink. He revealed his behind-the-scenes hesitance at Drunk History‘s PaleyFest NY panel, per Page Six, and that was not all he shared about his experience with host Derek Waters. He also reflected on why the decision to break with his 30-year sobriety streak was so difficult, with the reason being he is a father to two teenage children.

The actor explained that both of his kids are in college and he was worried about them seeing him drunk on TV. While Bob Odenkirk is an actor, Drunk History requires that participants actually be inebriated when they perform. While Odenkirk struggled with the decision, he ultimately went through with it. He also shared that he felt Drunk History‘s co-creator Derek Waters was “very protective” of him.

Despite having to break with thirty years of sobriety and becoming so inebriated he was sick-level drunk, it was something Bob Odenkirk decided to do. The Better Call Saul star revealed that narrating the story of Steve Dahl’s disco demolition was important to him, as it was part of his childhood. The incident occurred in July 1979. So, Odenkirk would have been 16-years-old at the time.

Maybe Drunk History could consider having participants who do not want to get drunk, simply act the part. Bob Odenkirk is probably not the first actor to have had reservations about getting genuinely intoxicated for an episode of the series. By letting them pretend, the show would not miss out on a great actor narrating it because they do not want to get drunk. Alternately, they could act parts in the narrations of other participants.

No air date has been set for Bob Odenkirk’s episode of Drunk History to air. His show Better Call Saul recently finished its fourth season. A fifth season of the popular Breaking Bad spinoff is on the horizon.

In the meantime, fans of the actor can look forward to seeing his episode of Drunk History. It is bound to be a wild ride. The series’ sixth installment is expected to debut sometime this year. That window is closing as fall’s premieres will soon bring us to winter’s.

Wild Theory: What If The Arrow-verse Crossover Is Introducing The Joker?

Superheroes are on their way back to The CW en masse thanks to the premieres of the four Arrow-verse series, and the superhero action of the fall is building to a massive crossover event. The 2018 crossover will turn the Arrow-verse into a much battier place thanks to the introduction of Batwoman, Gotham City, and more. Now, Arrow star Stephen Amell has us concocting a theory about another batty character who could turn up. Is the Joker on the way? Take a look:

Bear with me. Production on the three-show Arrow-verse crossover (which is leaving out Legends of Tomorrow this year) officially kicked off, and Stephen Amell has been dropping teases. He’s obviously not going to give away any huge plot twists, but his hints are surely leading up to something, and what other DC character are we supposed to think of when it comes to hysterical laughter than the Joker? It’s not like Jerome or Jeremiah of Gotham exist in the Arrow-verse, although Cameron Monaghan would be a killer casting choice.

On the one hand, Stephen Amell plays the most experienced superhero on the longest-running Arrow-verse series, so it’s difficult to imagine the crossover transforming him from the Green Arrow — or whatever name he’ll be going by when he is inevitably sprung from prison in Season 7 — into the Clown Prince of Crime for the crossover. On the other hand, there are hints about the crossover that make it possible that Oliver will be going full Joker for the event.

Buckle up, because this is going to be a bit of a wild ride. Let’s start with how exactly the crossover could manage to use Stephen Amell to play the Joker without completely derailing Arrow. The title of the crossover is “Elseworlds,” and although details about what exactly that means for the Arrow-verse and whether it will follow Elseworld stories from DC Comics are not yet available, the title does point toward the crossover exploring another Earth, reality, or continuity.

If this is the case, it stands to reason that Oliver’s life could have gone in a very different direction in this other reality. If Earth-1 could forge him into a vigilante, Earth-2 could kill him off and turn Robert Queen into the Green Arrow, and Earth-X could turn him into a Nazi archer in love with evil Supergirl, why couldn’t a heretofore unexplored reality feature a Oliver who became the Joker? It’s technically not out of the realm of possibility, and the Arrow-verse has done crazier things.

There’s also the point that The Flash seems set to explore a “Crisis on Infinite Earths” storyline, and Barry is allowing Nora to stick around and change the future, so there could be all kinds of time travel shenanigans going on and altering/creating timelines on various Earths. It wouldn’t be difficult to establish a place or time when Oliver went in a very different direction. Besides, Harley Quinn was kinda sorta established on Arrow. Why not her puddin’ somewhere and sometime as well?

That’s how Oliver could be the Joker without blowing up Arrow Season 7. In fact, that could give Stephen Amell something fresh to do after spending what seems to be a significant chunk of the first half of Season 7 in prison as Oliver. But what about why the Arrow-verse would transform its original superhero into one of DC Comics’ most iconic villains?

Well, the Arrow-verse isn’t holding back on introducing characters that are traditionally part of Batman stories, although the Dark Knight himself is unlikely to appear any time soon. Batwoman is the batty hero who will be introduced in the crossover, and a first look at Ruby Rose in the role reveals the Arrow-verse’s best suit so far, so the franchise clearly isn’t holding back on building a backstory and world for Kate Kane to live in and protect. What better way to generate extra buzz than to introduce the Joker?

Another new character will be in the mix who is straight out of the pages of a Batman story, and her inclusion may mean the introduction of Mr. Freeze into Arrow-verse canon. Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane exists in the Arrow-verse version of Gotham City, and the primary villain of the crossover will be a twisted doctor who works at Arkham and could potentially convince some big bad guys to join him. Couldn’t the Joker be one of those bad guys, played by Stephen Amell or not?

The Joker could be an inmate at Arkham without playing a huge role in the crossover. Arrow included Harley Quinn in Season 2 without actually naming her and only showing her from the back, although her crazy hair, claim that she’s a “trained therapist,” and the little fact that she was voiced by Tara Strong, who voiced Harley in a number of different video games and animated series, made it pretty clear to detail-oriented fans that the ARGUS inmate was Harley. Then there was a whole deleted scene! Why not a Joker cameo?

Stephen Amell has also indicated that he’s going to look quite different for at least part of the crossover, with a tweet stating that he “finally got fitted for my crossover outfit” and he “never could’ve imagined. While his comment led many to theorize that he’ll be playing a different hero in the crossover, it’s worth noting that Amell didn’t say anything about a hero outfit in the crossover. Surely “never could’ve imagined” would apply to a Joker outfit!

Another way Stephen Amell’s comment that he was laughing too hysterically for the crossover director’s taste could indicate the Joker impacts the action via the incorporation of Joker Gas. Perhaps Oliver could be exposed but not affected so much that he’d laugh entirely hysterically and die. Who knows? Maybe he’s too dense for normal doses of anything to affect him at all anymore. He’s clearly kept in shape while behind bars.

Basically, we can’t rule out the Joker in the “Elseworlds” crossover, and Stephen Amell’s tweet arguably provides a tease that the Clown Prince of Crime has a part to play in the event. Then again, maybe Stephen Amell simply laughed a little too enthusiastically to play a guy who has been locked up in prison and fighting for his life for a decent chunk of the seventh season.

Oliver wasn’t exactly laughing his head off even before being sent to the clink; cracking up in the crossover might be the most terrifying thing he’s ever done. The man is more of a brooder than a laugher, even if he’s lightened up somewhat after marrying Felicity and taking in William. At this point, we can only wait and see.

The Flash is the only Arrow-verse show to premiere its latest season so far, but Supergirl and Arrow are only days away, with Legends of Tomorrow still more than a week off. The “Elseworlds” crossover behinds on Sunday, December 9 with an episode of The Flash on a special night.

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Get Free Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Stuff For Your PlayStation 4

With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releasing it’s scheduled to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, game of the year, possibly second only to Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2. To celebrate the game’s impending launch you’ll be able to get your hands on some free goodies and gear from Black Ops 4 for your PlayStation 4.

Over on the PlayStation Store, you’ll note that you can acquire free PlayStation themes and avatars based on Treyarch’s Black Ops 4.

PlayStation 4 owners can grab five new avatars based around character specialists from Black Ops 4. The avatars are themed around the characters from Treyarch‘s previous Black Ops titles.

Additionally, you can get your hands on a free PlayStation 4 theme as well. It’s a dynamic theme with transitional backgrounds and some cool effects based on the specialists featured in the avatars.

There are also free wallpapers you can grab right now from the PlayStation Store, featuring the new cast of survivors from Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode. The wallpaper is available both for desktops and for mobile devices.

The wallpaper is pretty snazzy, featuring the four characters in dynamic poses standing in front of a horde of zombies who loom menacingly in the background with arms outstretched while embers of fire rise from the bottom of the picture. If you’re a fan of the Zombies mode or you enjoy Black Ops 4 that much, you’ll probably want to grab the free wallpaper while it’s available.

If you’re not into the whole Zombies thing, there’s another wallpaper available for those of you who can’t wait to get into the Blackout mode, which is Treyarch’s take on the highly popular Battle Royale genre that has become part of the mainstream conscious thanks to games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It sports some ATV action across a hillside overlooking the expansive map below while a soldier manning a turret gun in a helicopter shoots at the other players from a distance. The mobile version of the wallpaper is a little more condensed and focuses more on the helicopter as opposed to the desktop version, but it’s still high-action and high-impact.

If you want to grab the wallpapers just click on them and download them to your drive. If you have a portable media device you can load them on there and then import them as your background wallpaper on your PS4.

For the avatars and dynamic theme, you can simply click on “Claim Reward” from the PlayStation Store page for Black Ops 4. You must be logged into your PlayStation Network account if you want to claim the rewards.

For fans who have been really wanting to indulge in all things Call of Duty this year as the game takes a drastic departure away from the single-player experience and offers only multiplayer modes, you can do so right now by diving all-in on the free goodies for the PlayStation 4 ahead of the release of Black Ops 4.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Reviews Are Up, Here’s What Critics Say About The Sequel

In the October season of spooks and haunts, there are plenty of opportunities to find some genuine chills in spirit of the holiday with upcoming releases such as this year’s horror remakes Halloween and Suspiria. However, for those looking for more family-friendly Halloween scares, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween could hit the spot. It’s a sequel to the 2015 adaptation of the beloved frightening children’s book by R.L. Stine, who is portrayed by Jack Black in the movie.

Just before Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween‘s release tomorrow, reviews have trickled in. CinemaBlend’s own Mike Reyes gave an overall good impression in his review considering its intended audience. He found Haunted Halloween to tread lighter than its chilling source material, opting for more of a Hocus Pocus-like comedic approach. In his words:

Since Haunted Halloween looks to be the only major Halloween-themed title this season targeting the whole family, the film does its job of delivering just what one would expect from this sort of release. However, for Entertainment Weekly reviewer Dana Schwartz, the sequel treaded the line of expectation a little too closely, finding it all to similar to the 2015 release. Here’s what she said:

Per these reviews, it looks like the new Goosebumps plays it a bit safe plot wise. For audiences who don’t put too high expectation on seeing something groundbreaking and are just looking for a good time with the family during the spooky season, Haunted Halloween might do just the trick. Indiewire‘s Kate Erbland echoes similar the sentiments of other reviewers with these words:

While most critics find something to enjoy in Haunted Halloween, Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman has more bones to pick with the sequel. The reviewer delivered some harsher lines about the movie, saying that it was all smoke screens and not enough story. In his words:

Overall, early reviews of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween agree with each other. The movie offers a likable family film with light scares, shies away from twists and turns away from the genre, but it’s also not without its issues. Haunted Halloween comes to theaters alongside First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale on October 12.

Mark Hamill And Gary Oldman Look Amazing In New Squadron 42 Trailer

Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries originally captured the performances of some of Hollywood’s top talent back in 2015 for the single-player portion of Star Citizen known as Squadron 42. After three years of hard work and a lot of developmental work, RSI finally showcased the fruits of its labor at this year’s CitizenCon, and you can see how amazing actors like Mark Hamill and Gary Oldman look in the new Squadron 42 trailer.

The trailer rounded out the CitizenCon keynote speech, featuring snippets of cinematics and some in-game play for the upcoming Squadron 42 release.

The story is still kept well under wraps, and a lot of the footage is from the hour long demo that RSI released back in December of 2017 last year, which actually gave us our first look at how the campaign gameplay would be handled. We also saw Mark Hamill‘s character in action for the first time as well.

However, this is the first time we’re seeing some of the other top talent on display apart from the behind-the-scenes footage and test cinematics that were released years ago. For instance, we see that Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill is an ace space pilot leading a squadron that the player-character will join, and we also get to see that Mark Strong plays a significant part in the story, with his ship coming under fire from the hostile alien race known as the Vanduul.

And finally, we get to see Gillian Anderson and John Rhys-Davies. If you’re a fan of the X-Files then you’re probably quick to note that Anderson in particular looks amazing in the game, and they captured her likeness pretty much 1:1.

Some gamers might be wondering why exactly it took so long for the footage to appear of the finished rendered forms of the characters and cinematics even though it was all captured years ago? Well, that’s because the teams have been building out the rest of Star Citizen and the ships, the weapons, the aliens (the Vanduul), the physics, and the interactive functionality for both Star Citizen and Squadron 42. It’s a painstaking task and it’s one of the biggest video game projects ever created (and quite expensive, too).

You can actually follow along with the development of Star Citizen and Squadron 42 by visiting the RSI developmental roadmap. It outlines what parts of the game the team are working on, what’s being updated, what’s being upgraded, and what’s coming down the pipeline in the coming months.

During CitizenCon RSI released alpha 3.3 of Star Citizen for backers, featuring advanced ground-based AI combat mechanics, the all new FaceWare API that allows for FOIP interactions between players within the persistent universe, and all new ships and weapons.

As Star Citizen moves forward in development and more of the core components are completed, it makes it easier for the team working on Squadron 42 to finalize the game and implement the features leading up toward release. No release date has been rolled out for Squadron 42 but the first episode will be released first followed by the sequent episodes.

Austin Powers Star Verne Troyer’s Death Has Been Labelled As A Suicide

In April, Verne Troyer tragically passed away at the age of 49. The actor, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers sequels, had a history with depression and addiction– and there is reason to believe that his unexpected passing was ultimately self-inflicted. Unfortunately, as it was revealed by the Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner, the cause of death was deemed suicidal, as the character actor sadly died due to alcohol abuse.

According to the coroner, Verne Troyer’s body contained a blood alcohol content that exceeded 0.08. That’s considered to be more than three times the legal limit, according to NBC News. To be more specific, the coroner claimed Troyer died from “sequelae of alcohol intoxication.” He consumed a fatal amount of alcohol, the report states, and it comes to a sad end for the actor who was open about his struggles with alcoholism and depression.

Shortly before Verne Troyer passed away, he was hospitalized for what was deemed at the time as an apparent suicide. Law enforcement officers and fire department paramedics inside the Los Angeles area were sent to the comedy performer’s house, after a friend of Troyer’s called the police claiming that the Austin Powers actor’s behavior was “extremely upset, drunk and suicidal.” His ongoing battle with alcoholism was well documented; he was admitted to the hospital for addiction treatment only a year before he passed away. Unfortunately, his addictions were being battled until his final days.

Upon his death, a spokesperson on the late actor’s behalf wrote the following statement on Verne Troyer’s Facebook page. In the mournful address, Troyer was remembered as an “extremely caring individual,” one who “wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh.” Here’s what was stated.

Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message every day. He inspired people around the world with his drive, determination, and attitude. On film & television sets, commercial shoots, at comic-con’s & personal appearances, to his own YouTube videos, he was there to show everyone what he was capable of doing. Even though his stature was small and his parents often wondered if he’d be able to reach up and open doors on his own in his life, he went on to open more doors for himself and others than anyone could have imagined. He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know. Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles. Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately, this time was too much.

In addition to his work in the popular Austin Powers franchise, where he played Mini-Me in both sequels, 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember, Verne Troyer is also seen and remembered by his appearances in other movies.

Those films include The Love Guru; Bubble Boy; The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; Men in Black; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Postal, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, to name a mere few. On TV, Troyer also made appearances on Trailer Park Boys, Scrubs, MADtv and more.

There’s no denying that Verne Troyer is beloved and missed, and to know that his untimely death was self-inflicted adds a great weight of tragedy to the popular comedic actor’s indelible pop culture legacy, an unparalleled talent that won’t soon be forgotten. If you or someone you know have thoughts about suicide, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, which is available 24/7 across the United States.

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