Jan. 16, 2023

Nicolas Cage, Trekkie

Nicolas Cage, Trekkie
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In this episode, She Hulk's 175th comic, Agatha: Coven of Chaos starts shooting, WBTV keeps Berlanti, Ezra Miller gets probation, Nicolas Cage wants to be in Star Trek, Walking Dead upcoming shows, Snowpiercer gets some bad news, Award news and we remember Eight is Enough's Adam Rich and Daredevil Robbie Knieval. All that and more on this edition of Multiverse Tonight!

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Tonight! She Hulk’s 175th, Greg Berlanti’s new four, Cage’s number one franchise, numerous award nominations and wins and we remember Adam Rich and Robbie Knievel. All that and more on this edition of Multiverse Tonight!




Marvel
Marvel's SHe Hulk is celebrating a milestone in April as April’s She-Hulk number 12 will be the 175th She-Hulk comic produced by Marvel. The double-sized issue will be led by a story from current She-Hulk writer Rainbow Rowell, who will be reuniting with Runaways artist Andrés Genolet. The story is expected to introduce a new villain into Jen's rogues' gallery — The Scoundrel. The cover for the issue will be drawn by current She-Hulk cover artist Jen Bartel. In A Statement Rainbow Rowell said quote "Every issue that I get to write SHE-HULK is a delight—but I'm especially honored to escort her to her 175th issue," Rowell said in a statement. "One of things we've focused on is building up Jen's narrative support structure... Giving her friends, colleagues, a love interest, and her very own antagonists. The Scoundrel is an adversary tailor-made for Jennifer Walters. A lot of things come easily for Jen. Nothing about the Scoundrel is easy."

Marvel is going back in time to explore Groot's origin story in a new limited series. Writer Dan Abnett helped to redefine the Guardians of the Galaxy and Marvel's cosmic corner of the universe during runs on the ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy series and events such as Annihilation and War of the Kings. Abnett and Damian Couceiro (Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance, X-Force) are collaborating on a Groot four-issue series that will feature his early days on Planet X. Along the way Grootwill cross paths with the original Captain Marvel, and an ancestor of a fellow Guardian will also be introduced.

The upcoming Groot limited series arrives in stores just ahead of a new Guardians of the Galaxy series written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly and drawn by Kev Walker. Fans can expect never-before-seen planets, brand-new alien species, and new truths that will make readers question everything they know about the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the hit sequel to Marvel's Black Panther, is headed to Digital, 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. The Marvel Studios film will debut on Digital on February 1st, the same day it starts streaming Disney+. It'll release on physical home media on February 7th, with two Best Buy-exclusive SteelBook designs with Wakandan and Talokan themes, and a Walmart-exclusive enamel pin. These releases also include bonus content such as deleted scenes, a gag reel, and commentary from Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, and Autumn Durald Arkapaw. A two-movie bundle will also be available on major digital platforms. Walmart will offer an exclusive 4K Ultra HD edition with custom artwork. It includes the Walmart-exclusive limited-edition Black Panther enamel pin.
The bonus content includes two featurettes, a gag real, an audio commentary with Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, and Autumn Durald Arkapaw, and four deleted scenes.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos, the spinoff of Marvel’s Emmy-winning WandaVision that stars Kathryn Hahn, begins production Tuesday in Atlanta, having lined up its directing talent and supporting cast members.

Jac Schaefer, who is serving as head writer and executive producer on the show, has stepped up to act as a director of multiple episodes. Joining her are Gandja Monteiro, hot off of directing one of the biggest shows of 2022 in Netflix’s Wednesday, as well as Rachel Goldberg, who counts Peacock’s A Friend of the Family and Netflix’s Resident Evil series among her recent credits.

The expansive cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Heartstopper breakout Joe Locke, stage star Patti LuPone, comedian Sasheer Zamata, former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Emma Caulfield and That ’70s Show motherly mainstay, Debra Jo Rupp.

Plot details are being kept in the cauldron, but the show centers on Agatha, the at-first neighborly character on WandaVision who is revealed to be a villain after the powers of the Scarlet Witch.

That show ended with the character being “trapped” in her neighborly persona and with no memory of what transpired or her actual witchy self.

Agatha will likely take off from there as David Payton, David Lengel, Asif Ali, Amos Glick, Brian Brightman, and Kate Forbes, all of whom appeared on WandaVision, are returning for the spinoff. (Caulfield and Rupp also appeared on the series.)

Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Okwui Okpokwasili and Maria Dizzia are newcomers to Agatha.


DC


Waner Bros TB wants to keep Greg Berlanti tied to the studio as they’ve closed a new four year exclusive overall deal with his Berlanti Productions. No financial terms are being disclosed but sources indicate that the pact is structured differently than Berlanti’s most recent blockbuster overall deal with Warner Bros. TV Group whose value had been estimated to be more than $300 million and as much as $400 million over six years. That agreement involved the studio buying out Berlanti’s backend on his shows, while the new deal is more of a joint venture with a big potential upside for Berlanti, sources said. David Zaslav, the CEO of Waner Bros Discovery said in a statement quote “Greg is a huge talent, and the impact of his prolific and powerful storytelling on Warner Bros. and audiences, and on our culture, is just ‘wow,’” said David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery. “He began his career with us, and we are incredibly fortunate that he will continue to build and grow our TV studio into the future.” Under the terms of the deal, Berlanti Productions, in which Berlanti is partnered with long-time collaborator Sarah Schechter, will continue to develop new television programming to be produced by divisions of the Warner Bros. TV Group for all platforms, including WBD’s HBO Max, external streaming services, cable, and the broadcast networks. Berlanti Productions currently has more than 15 shows on the air or shooting.

Troubled star Ezra Miller has goten a Flash proscectution. The Flash star has plead guilty in their Vermont trespassing court case. Back in May of 2022, the DC actor was alleged to have stolen multiple bottles of alcohol from someone's home in Stamford. Now, after the arrest in August, Miller has decided to take a plea deal. News10 ABC has reported that the Flash star will be sentenced to 90 days of suspended sentence. While that means no jail time for the troubled actor, it does mean one year of probation and a $500 fine.the State of Vermont had Miller agree to 41 conditions as a part of the plea deal. These include random drug testing and no drinking during the course of this year. Mandatory mental health counseling is also in the notes. Miller's attorney provided a statement to News10 ABC, "Ezra would like to thank the court and the community for their trust and patience throughout this process, and would once again like to acknowledge the love and support they have received from their family and friends, who continue to be a vital presence in their ongoing mental health."




Star Trek

Nicolas Cage would pass on a trip to that Star Wars galaxy far, far away, but might be willing to enlist in Starfleet and serve on Star Trek's Enterprise. Cage is promoting his new Western film The Old Way and will play Dracula in the upcoming movie Renfield. An interview asked Cage about joining the ever-growing Star Wars universe. Somewhat surprisingly, Cage isn't interested and wasn't shy about it. "No is the answer," he told Kevin Polowy. "I'm not really down. I'm a Trekkie, man, I'm on the Enterprise. That's where I roll."

Star Wars

Marvel Comics is continuing its miniseries line Black, White & Blood and its focus on some of Marvel's most deadly characters with Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red, putting the spotlight on the titular Sith Lord. As if continuing the iconic series and focusing on Vader isn't exciting enough, Jason Aaron, who revived Star Wars at Marvel back in 2015, will be making his long-awaited return to the galaxy far, far away, with the series also featuring stories from Peach Momoko and Torunn Grønbekk.






Geek

Paramount+ has given an eight-episode, straight-to-series order to an adaptation of Hasbro’s wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game franchise. Red Notice filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber wrote the pilot script and is set to direct the first episode of the series which will be a co-production between eOne and Paramount Pictures. eOne and Paramount Pictures are partnering on the Dungeons & Dragons series after also co-producing and co-financing the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, which premieres March 31.

At Paramount+, the Dungeons & Dragons series will join Halo, the video game adaptation, which is one of the streamer’s most popular originals.

Fear The Walking Dead will end with the upcoming season, AMC revealed today. The series’ eighth and final season will roll out in two six-episode parts, the first of which begins May 14 at 9 ET/PT on AMC and AMC+ and return for its final six episodes later this year.

Additionally new spinoff series The Walking Dead: Dead City, starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, initially pegged for a spring release, will premiere in June followed by The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, led by Norman Reedus, later this year.The spin-off starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira as TWD characters Rick Grimes and Michonne will go into production this year and premiere in 2024.

Snowpiercer is the latest victim of Warner Bros. Discovery's cost-cutting efforts. On Friday, new reports revealed that the upcoming fourth and final season of the series will not air on its existing home of TNT, seemingly so Warner Bros. Discovery can take a tax write-off on it. The series, which was the last original scripted series airing on TNT, was already cancelled after Season 4 last summer. That being said, the production company Tomorrow Studios is reportedly shopping around the new season — as well as potential prequel and sequel spinoffs — to a new home.

Syfy’s Reginald the Vampire and USA’s Chucky have both been handed renewals. This will be Reginald’s second and Chucky’s third. 

The Robo Force toy line has inspired an animated show and The Nacelle Company has given it a straight-to-series order.

The studio behind The Toys That Made Us, Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, 2019’s Mad About You reboot, Icons Unearthed and Behind the Attraction is self-financing its first animated television series based on the 1980s property they acquired back in 2021.

Tom Stern (Spongebob Squarepants) and Gavin Hignight (Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy) have joined to write and produce as showrunners. The pilot episode will be directed by Brian Volk-Weiss, and the first season is set to have six, twenty-two-minute episodes.

Ghosts has been renewed Season 3 over at CBS. The news comes straight from the network today. Season 2 made the move to set things back to the 9 PM hour after debuting in the 8:30 PM slot for Season 1. The average viewership for Ghosts got up to 9.15 million viewers this time around. The series is also the #1 comedy show on Paramount+ and the most streamed program on CBS's other app as well.

HBO Max is raising its price by one dollar starting on and after February 11th. However the monthly increase isn’t that much. Only one dollar from 14.99 to 15.99.


Golden Globes
Best Motion Picture, Drama
“The Fabelmans”

Best Director, Motion Picture
Steven Spielberg, “The Fabelmans”


Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Best TV Series, Drama
“House of the Dragon”

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
“Abbott Elementary”

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Kevin Costner, “Yellowstone”

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV
“The White Lotus”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a TV Movie
Evan Peters, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a TV Movie
Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a TV Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie
Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie
Paul Walter Hauser, “Black Bird”



Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Best Motion Picture, Non-English Language
“Argentina, 1985”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, “Tár”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a TV Musical, Comedy or Drama Series
Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Zendaya, “Euphoria”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Austin Butler, “Elvis”

Best Motion Picture, Animated
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear”

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Naatu Naatu,” “RRR”

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Justin Hurwitz, “Babylon”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV Musical, Comedy or Drama Series
Tyler James Williams, “Abbott Elementary”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”




Critics Choice Awards 2023: The Complete Winners List

The Critics Choice Awards were handed out on Sunday night.  Here is the complete list of the winners:

Film
Best Picture
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Director

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Supporting Actor

Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Original Screenplay

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Editing

Paul Rogers, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”




Best Actor

Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Tár”



Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”



Best Costume Design

Ruth E. Carter, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”


Best Young Actor or Actress

Gabriel LaBelle, “The Fabelmans”

Best Acting Ensemble

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”




Best Adapted Screenplay

Sarah Polley, “Women Talking”

Best Cinematography

Claudio Miranda, “Top Gun: Maverick”

Best Production Design

Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino, “Babylon”



Best Hair and Makeup

“Elvis”

Best Visual Effects

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

Best Comedy

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Best Animated Feature

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Best Foreign Language Film

“RRR”

Best Song

“Naatu Naatu,” “RRR”

Best Score

Hildur Gudnadóttir, “Tár”

Television
Best Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Zendaya, “Euphoria”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”

Best Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary”

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”

Best Limited Series

“The Dropout”

Best Movie Made for Television

“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Daniel Radcliffe, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Paul Walter Hauser, “Black Bird”

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Niecy Nash-Betts, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

Best Animated Series

“Harley Quinn”

Best Foreign Language Series

“Pachinko”

Best Comedy Special

“Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special”

Best Talk Show

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

SeeHer Award

Janelle Monáe

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeff Bridges


Writers Guild of Amercia Award nominations. 
TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA, AND NEWS NOMINEES

DRAMA SERIES

Andor (Disney+)
Written by Dan Gilroy, Tony Gilroy, Stephen Schiff, Beau Willimon

Better Call Saul (AMC)
Written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Ariel Levine, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith, Alison Tatlock

The Crown (Netflix)
Written by Peter Morgan          

Severance (Apple TV+)
Written by Chris Black, Andrew Colville, Kari Drake, Dan Erickson, Mark Friedman, Helen Leigh, Anna Moench, Amanda Overton

Yellowjackets (Showtime)
Written by Cameron Brent Johnson, Katherine Kearns, Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Liz Phang, Ameni Rozsa, Sarah L. Thompson, Chantelle M. Wells

NEW SERIES

Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Written by Quinta Brunson, Ava Coleman, Riley Dufurrena, Justin Halpern, Joya McCrory, Morgan Murphy, Brittani Nichols, Kate Peterman, Brian Rubenstein, Patrick Schumacker, Justin Tan, Jordan Temple, Garrett Werner

Andor (Disney+)
Written by Dan Gilroy, Tony Gilroy, Stephen Schiff, Beau Willimon

Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
Written by Brett Baer, Dave Finkel, Sharon Horgan

The Bear (FX/Hulu)
Written by Karen Joseph Adcock, Joanna Calo, Rene Gube, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Alex O’Keefe, Catherine Schetina, Christopher Storer

Severance (Apple TV+)
Written by Chris Black, Andrew Colville, Kari Drake, Dan Erickson, Mark Friedman, Helen Leigh, Anna Moench, Amanda Overton    

  ANIMATION

“Girls Just Shauna Have Fun” (The Simpsons), Written by Jeff Westbrook; Fox 

“The Pain Garden” (Tuca & Bertie), Written by Lisa Hanawalt; Adult Swim

“Pixelated and Afraid” (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink, Fox

“Rectify” (Undone), Written by Elijah Aron & Patrick Metcalf; Prime Video

“The Sound of Bleeding Gums” (The Simpsons), Written by Loni Steele Sosthand; Fox                  

“To Bob, or Not To Bob” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin & Wendy Molyneux; Fox

EPISODIC COMEDY

“The Beginning” (Grace and Frankie), Written by Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris; Netflix

“Braciole” (The Bear), Written by Joanna Calo & Christopher Storer; FX Networks  

“Foie Gras” (Julia), Written by Daniel Goldfarb & Chris Keyser; HBO/HBO Max   

“Private School” (What We Do in the Shadows), Written by Ayo Edebiri & Shana Gohd; FX Networks    

“The One, The Only” (Hacks), Written by Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs & Jen Statsky; HBO/HBO Max

“Wide Net” (Reservation Dogs), Written by Tazbah Rose Chavez; FX Networks

Directors Guild of America Nominations
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM

Todd Field, Tár (Focus Features)
Mr. Field’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Nigel Wooll
First Assistant Director: Sebastian Fahr-Brix

Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures)
Mr. Kosinski’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: LeeAnn Stonebreaker, Tommy Harper
First Assistant Director: Scott Robertson
Second Assistant Directors: Andrew Stahl, Robert E. Kay
Second Second Assistant Director: Spencer Taylor

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)
Daniels’ Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Allison Rose Carter
First Assistant Director: Rodney Smith
Second Assistant Director: John Nasraway
Second Second Assistant Director: Ken C. Wu

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures)
Mr. McDonagh’s Directorial Team:
First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans (Universal Pictures)
Mr. Spielberg’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Carla Raij
First Assistant Director: Josh McLaglen
Second Assistant Director: Heather Wagner-Wang
Second Second Assistant Director: David Stickler

Screen Actors Guild Nominations
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Tár
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Danielle Deadwyler, Till
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Paul Dano – The Fabelmans
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau – The Whale
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Babylon
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Women Talking

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick
The Woman King

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate – Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary
Jenna Ortega – Wednesday
Jean Smart – Hacks

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Andor
The Boys
House of the Dragon
The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power
Stranger Things

Former child actor Adam Rich has died. Rich played the youngest child on the Dick Van Patten show Eight is Enough from 1977 to 1981. After Eight Is Enough, he had roles in Irwin Allen's short-lived 1981 TV series Code Red on ABC and the 1983 sitcom Gun Shy on CBS.[7]

Rich made guest appearances on television series including The Love Boat, CHiPs, Fantasy Island, The Six Million Dollar Man, St. Elsewhere and Baywatch. He also did voice work on the cartoon series Dungeons & Dragons as Presto the Magician, along with Eight Is Enough co-star Willie Aames. He also had a cameo has himself in the movie DIckie Roberts Former Child Star.

Being a former child star, of course, came with controversy.  At age 14, he tried smoking marijuana, and at 17, in 1986, he dropped out of high school.[4] He almost died of a Valium overdose in 1989. In 1991, he was arrested and charged with attempted burglary of a pharmacy.[4]

In 1996, there was a media hoax that Rich had been murdered; the story was published in the San Francisco-based magazine Might, with Rich's consent.[4][5] Might writer Dave Eggers included the incident in his memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

In 2002, Rich was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).[4] He has been in drug rehabilitation at least three times.

Rich passed away at his home near Los Angeles on January seventh. Adam Rich was 54 years old.

Robbie Knievel, son of superstar ’70s motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel and an accomplished showman in his own right, died in hospice care after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to multiple reports. 

Like his father, Knievel was adept at leveraging his abilities on a motorcycle into a media spectacle. Over the course of his career, he had eight live television specials centered around his feats.

He soared over the fountains at Caesars Palace 22 years after his father famously crashed in a similar attempt.
In a pay-per-view jump-off with British motorcycle stuntman Eddie Kidd, the duo jumped for distance in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
In 1998, Knievel attempted a record-breaking jump of 231 feet over 30 limousines at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. His father was there to support him.
In 1999, Knievel executed a building-to-building jump between two 13-story towers at the Jockey Club in Las Vegas.
He made a jump over a moving train in Texas during which, when Knievel was in midair, the locomotive destroyed his launch ramp.
Jumping the Grand Canyon was originally a dream of his father’s, who ended up jumping the Snake River instead. In 1999, Robbie jumped 228 feet over the canyon then crashed his bike on landing and broke his leg.
A 2004 jump in front of the volcano at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas was televised live on Fox.
In 2004, Knievel jumped over five military airplanes on the deck of the USS Intrepid in New York City to promote the TNT TV movie, Evel Knievel.

In mid-2005, Knievel starred in an A&E series called Knievel’s Wild Ride. He also co-starred with The Fall Guy actor Lee Majors in a pilot for a series to be called Hollywood Stunts. Robbie Knievel  was 60.

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