Welcome to my branded Wikia Entertainment page, “ToMoro.” Get it? There’a double-meaning there. “To Moro,” as in: “I’m sending a message To: Eric Moro.” But it can also mean: “I wonder where Eric is going to be tomorrow?”
OK. Maybe it’s not that clever. Regardless, this is the place where you’ll be able to find all the cool stuff I’ve gathered from my various assignments. Video interviews shot on exotic junkets. Backstage photos taken at conventions. Write-ups from memorable set visits. You can find it all right here. And, perhaps more importantly, you can take it from here and place it on your own wikis. That’s the whole point. Think of this page as a central repository for exclusive content that’s meant to be shared across all of Wikia.
So, have at it my friends!
Exciting News With More to Follow... Wikia [LIVE]!!!
Let’s be honest. You do amazing things.
As our tagline notes: You create, you collaborate, you’re truly original when it comes to the development, maintenance and proliferation of your respective communities. And I can’t express enough how much we really do appreciate the -- what can often be -- Herculean efforts you put into being... well, you! To that end, I feel that its not only my responsibility but rather my duty to do everything I can to bring your efforts into the limelight. So with that, allow me to introduce Wikia [LIVE].
Imagine, if you will, bringing the magic you perform on a daily basis -- the amazing effort you put into chronicling your passion -- to a live setting of 40,000-plus like-minded individuals. An opportunity to connect with the rest of us -- fellow community members, Wikia staff, mavericks who are perhaps not a part of your wiki but share a similar passion for the topic/genre. Even insiders from the worlds we commune in (Entertainment, Video Games, Lifestyle) will be participating.
What started at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego as a "test" is now becoming a full-blown event. And I can honestly tell you NO ONE will be able to match the amazing opportunity we’re providing to showcase your efforts in a cross-community live environment like Wikia. And while I apologize for the ambiguous nature of this announcement (specifics are still being fine-tuned, after all), I can promise you that more details are on the way.
So set your calendars for Wikia [LIVE] in Spring 2013. We’re taking things to a whole new level!
Comic-Con 2012 Interviews
As most of you are already aware (How could you not be? We’ve been absolutely bombarding you with our coverage!), Wikia attended the San Diego Comic-Con in a big way this year. Aside from the various parties and activities we had planned for attending Wikians, we also got the opportunity to chat with the cast members & filmmakers of several high profile films. And as is our M.O. here, you gave us the questions and we asked ‘em! So check out our interviews with the folks from The Hobbit (Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Elizabeth Reaser), Total Recall (Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, and Len Wiseman), Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi) and Looper (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Bluntand Rian Johnson).
Ask Me To Ask Snow White and the Huntsman
“Unique opportunities” is the name of the game when it comes to Hollywood and I recently had the chance to participate in a doozie. Specifically, I interviewed Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart via Skype, while she took a break from the film’s press junket in the picturesque UK countryside. Besides the fact that I’d never conducted a Skype interview before, what made this opportunity extra special is that -- while I was chatting with the actress -- we held a live chat where participating Wikians submitted questions. I, in turn, funneled those questions directly to Stewart. I served merely as your conduit. Here’s how she responded to your questions!
Ask Me To Ask Battleship
The adaptation of the popular Hasbro boardgame (perhaps known to most for that memorable line from the 1985 commercial, “You sank my battleship!”) is a project I’ve tracked for quite some time now (over two years to be exact). I toured an active Naval Destroyer with the film’s director, Peter Berg, when he first announced the movie. I attended a set visit for the film when it was shooting in Hawaii. I sat in the edit bay as Berg showed me “in-progress” scenes. And I even moderated a panel for the film (attended by the director, Brooklyn Decker, and Alexander Skarsgård) at the 2012 WonderCon. So it seemed only natural to bring my involvement full circle by attending the press junket, held in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. By this point, however, I had asked all the major players every question I could think of. So I turned to you, loyal Wikians, for topics of discussion. Here’s what Berg, Decker, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna and Skarsgård had to say (be sure to share this with your friends!):
Ask Me to Ask The Avengers
While I was interviewing the cast and crew for The Cabin in the Woods at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, I had the opportunity to chat up that film’s writer -- and director of the upcoming The Avengers -- Joss Whedon. Knowing that in advance, I asked you to provide me with questions tied to the Marvel Comics adaptation. I only had time to ask one of them, so I picked a question that had to do with The Hulk’s involvement on the team.
Ask Me to Ask The Cabin in the Woods
The opening night film for the 2012 SXSW Film Festival was the horror genre bender, The Cabin in the Woods. Aside from screening the awesome flick, I also got the chance to sit down with three of its actors (Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams, and Kristen Connolly), as well as its writer (Joss Whedon) and director (Drew Goddard). Here’s what you wanted me to ask them:
Ask Me to Ask 21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street is the hilarious big screen re-imagining of the classic ‘80s TV series of the same name -- the one that made “Johnny Depp” a household name. Starring in this go ‘round were Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Dave Franco, and Rob Riggle. Directing were Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Knowing I was going to be interviewing them at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, I opened up the questions to the community and you came up with some fun ones!