Zoe Saldana is the latest Hollywood actor to travel to the land of Equestria for Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic feature film, according to a report from Variety. My Little Pony: The Movie takes a fan-pleasing approach to turning a popular cartoon into a film, with the voice castof the TV show’s “Mane 6” — Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, and Cathy Weseluck — voicing their characters on a big screen outing written by TV show writer and producer Meghan McCarthy. At the same time, the story allows Hasbro to bring in some star power, as Saldana joins Sia, Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba, and Michael Pena for the Jayson Thiessen directed film. In My Little Pony: The Movie, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Spike “[embark] on a journey to meet new friends and challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.” It’s based on a true story.
In anticipation of the movie, as ordered by dictator Mark Seifert as part of an attempt to win a big advertising campaign buy, several staff members of Bleeding Cool have agreed to get My Little Pony tattoos featuring the main cast. Rich Johnston already has a Twilight Sparkle, since our Rumormonger-In-Chief is always ahead of the curve. Patrick Dane plans to get an Applejack tattoo on his left ankle, while Dan Wickline will be getting Rainbow Dash as a tramp stamp. Kaitlyn Booth is getting Applejack, Bill Watters is getting Rarity, and Eliot Cole will get a tattoo of Spike above his right nipple. Joe Glass will not be getting one of the movie ponies because he already has a full back tattoo of a scene from Equestria Girls that and he doesn’t want to cause a continuity error. Oh, and this reporter will be getting Pinkie Pie, of course, since we’re the funny one, and if we’re being perfectly honest, we planned to get one anyway, and now Bleeding Cool will pay for it. Lauren Sisselman is off the hook because she’s new, but we’ll be expecting her to join in the spirit of camaraderie the next time we all agree to permanently deface our bodies with symbols of geek culture to promote a movie launch. It doesn’t matter if you came with a Jughead tattoo when you started. What have you done for us lately? Jeremy Konrad already has a naturally occurring cutie mark.
My Little Pony: The Movie is out on October 6.