I forgot I even knew this was a real bit of actual news, but WWE Films is getting back into PG-13 and R rated film game. They have spent the last 3, maybe 4 years making dramas and comedies exclusively for families. Why? Because if you still watch wrestling (ok, that might just be me) you know that for the last few years WWE has been all about a PG rated franchise. They love the youth movement. However, the fans have grown restless with a watered down product and now the WWE is starting to show more teeth in it’s wrestling, but also in its films again. Well one of the next WWE Films to show their return to darker films is LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS. Yup. That’s happening.
If you remember Leprechaun 1,2,3, In Space, In The Hood, and Back 2 Tha Hood, you remember that those films were unwatchably bad (except Leprechaun in the Hood cause of Ice T) and they made me sad for Warwick Davis. Welp, at least Warwick Davis doesn’t have to come back for this prequel. He’s being replaced with a younger, worse midget (replace midget with whatever they like to be called). Who you ask? WWE Superstar, Hornswoggle.
This is going to be a turd of epic proportions and I can’t wait to see it. I think it is absolutely hilarious that 10 years later they think that anyone would possibly still give a shit about this franchise enough to not only see a seventh film, but want more backstory as to how that lil Leppy got all evil and shit.
Also the WWE, in the interest of getting back to their darker roots (See No Evil, The Condemned) have another horror film starring Luke Evans coming out called “No One Lives.” I wonder if anyone lives in it…That is such a stupid title, but at least I don’t have to watch the whole thing to know what happens. The WWE Superstar they will be shoehorning into this one is Brodus Clay, otherwise known as the Funkasaurus.