I was sad when The New Mutants was pushed back by about ten months. That’s almost a year! We already had a trailer for the film. Why would they push the movie that far back? Is this Disney’s doing? These are all valid questions that many fans had and it looks like the mouse may have had a little to do with it, but the film does not appear to be in any trouble. There have been reports that the post-production team wanted more time to work on the special effects. It is also suggested the move was to keep The New Mutants from being overshadowed by the other big comic book movies coming out in quick succession this year being put out by Disney and Fox including Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and Deadpool 2. I can appreciate them wanting to provide this movie with some space. The change in release date though sparked a big wave of rumors saying the movie was doing a lot of reshoots. In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Maisie Williams was asked about this and she says there were no reshoots:
I’m still excited for this film to come out next year, but I hope they realize that our expectations will be a lot higher since they’ve had an additional year to polish it.
It comes as no surprise that everyone is going out of their way to see Marvel's Black Panther, right now the movie is destroying it at the box office and breaking records along the way.
But two fans put in a little extra effort to see Black Panther at a discounted rate. Twitter user @stevelikescups posted this video online showing a suspiciously tall theater patron standing in line to buy tickets. See the video below:
It's pretty obvious that this is just one person sitting on the shoulders of another while wearing the longest trench coat known to man. As you might imagine their attempt at getting two in to the movie for the price of one didn't go over too well. But if nothing at all, it made for a good laugh as others standing in line gathered to take pictures and videos of the unusually tall mystery man.
For a few years now, Overwatch has become a household name in the arena of competitive gaming. Now, the guys at TGN have wondered how the characters of Overwatch will do when placed in a fighting game environment.
The video showcased how Overwatch would look like as a fighting game. The concept was shown via a YouTube video (posted above), that showed Overwatch characters battling each other. Reinhardt is pitted against Zarya, and Doomfist faced Genji. The concept video showed that all four characters were able to retain their abilities from Overwatch, which makes them effective in the fighting arena.
The video was made by TGN and said that it took them “a lot of time to make.” The team was able to make a realistic concept video by editing in-game scenes from Overwatch and included traditional fighting game visuals such as health bars, character portraits, a timer, stages, and more. Overall TGN’s superb editing made an effective illusion of a fighting game. Personally, watching this concept video makes me want to have an Overwatch fighting game too. TGN made a good job of bringing an authentic fighting game feel on their video.
Although Overwatch is still first and foremost, a first-person shooter, it's definitely intriguing to see the characters in the game in a completely different game style. As of now, Blizzard has not reacted to the concept video. Hopefully, the developer will be inspired by TGN’s creation, and introduce a fighting mode in Overwatch, or probably a stand-alone spin-off game.
Would you like to see an Overwatch fighting game spin-off? Or should the game stick to the first person shooter genre? If this becomes an actual game, which Overwatch heroes would you like to see battle it out? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
During Toy Fair 2018 this weekend, LEGO unveiled their epic Iron Man Hulkbuster LEGO playset. This is based on the design from Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it stands at over 9-inches tall. It includes 1,363 LEGO brick pieces and an Iron Man Mark 43 exclusive minifigure. There are also glow in the dark elements and a light up arc reactor in its chest.
If you want to buy one of these bad boys, you won't have to wait much longer. It's set to be released on March 3rd, and you can buy it for $120.
The Hulkbuster armor will appear again on the big screen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, only this time Bruce Banner will be wearing it!
Even though I thought Carl was an annoying character in The Walking Dead, it's going to be sad to see him go because he has been a staple in the series since the very beginning.
At the end of the midseason 8 finale, to the surprise of the audience, Carl ended up being bitten by a walker. And you all know what happens after that. Even though creator Robert Kirkmansaid that Carl might not die, we all know that's a load of crap. Especially now that AMC has released this new promo series called "Carl's Journey Ends."
The new promo highlights Carl's more courageous moments in the series. It's only 30 seconds long. Now, what they need to do, is put together a highlight reel of all the stupid-ass things Carl has done in the series! That would be a much longer and more entertaining trailer.
I'm fine with Carl being killed off, but it's gotta be so strange and hard for Chandler Riggs, who grew up on this show. The people on this show were his family and to not be able to work with them anymore has got to be a tough pill to swallow.
Black Panther is a freakin' great film. I loved how it turned out. It told a great complex story with dramatic layers and it was also a blast. But... is it the best Marvel movie ever made? Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige says it is! During an interview with ABC, that you can watch below, Feige said:
"The movie finished, and I looked over at Ryan [Coogler], I said, 'that's the best movie we've ever made.'"
That's quite a bold statement from Kevin Feige, but... I have to respectfully disagree. Everyone is going to have their own opinion on this matter because everyone has different tastes. There's really no right or wrong answer to this.
After watching Black Panther I went back and watched The Winter Soldier and Civil War, and those films are still so amazing. Those along with Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy films I think are better Marvel films than Black Panther. That's just my opinion, though.
Feige goes on to admit that it's more than just the film's box office success that makes it great. It's the story the movie tells and what it represents that makes it great.
"Clearly you have anticipation from an audience that has never seen themselves portrayed like this before... What Stan Lee and Jack Kirby did fifty years ago was pretty bold in the mid-60s to say here is a character from Africa from this African nation who's smarter than you, who's richer than you, who's more technologically advanced than you and we wanted to stay true to that."
They definitely did an incredible job pulling it off. Feige and Coogler started working on this movie four years ago and he says that world had changed a lot in that time and that the story it tells is more relevant now than when they started:
"Circumstances in the world have changed drastically since we started working on this movie four years ago. It was relevant then. I think it's more relevant now."
You definitely can't argue with that because it's true.
What do you all look for in your favorite Marvel films? What is it that speaks to you? There are a lot of things to look at like the drama, the story, the characters, the humor, the politics, the action and more. What do you think the best Marvel film is and what to you makes it the best?
Over the weekend, Hasbro announced a new Hasbro toy crowdfunding division called Haslab. This is a crowdsourcing program that will give the fans the power to pretty much greenlight toy projects.
The program is being kicked off with one hell of an awesome Star Wars project! It's a 4-foot-long, 14lb detailed recreation of Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna) from Return of the Jedi. This will be the largest Star Wars toy that they've ever created!
Curious about how this all works? Well, after Hasbro announces a project like this Sail Barge, if enough fans pre-order the toy by a certain date, they will actually make the toy and all of the backers of the project will exclusively get one. For the Sail Barge to get made, Haslab is asking for 5,000 pre-orders at $500 a pop before April 13th. If they don't reach that goal then the toy won't be made. Here are the details:
Measuring approximately 4ft long, this vast vehicle is a dream item for any Star Wars collection. Designed to captivate and inspire, The Vintage Collection Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna) features exquisitely detailed, fan accessible decks that complement 3.75-inch figures (not included) allowing fans and collectors to recreate intense battles in the Star Wars saga. Its removable side panels also offer a unique opportunity to pose and set up incredible dioramas. Complete with premium deco, vintage packaging, and soft cloth sails, this dream product offers Star Wars devotees the quality and realism they know and love. Included with the vehicle is Jabba the Hutt (3.75-inch scale figure).
This is a really interesting move for Hasbro and I wonder how successful it will be. The whole thing is being built around hardcore and passionate fans, who obviously have a good amount of cash to drop. This first collectible seems like ti will be worth it, though.
I'll be looking forward to seeing what other projects that Hasbro will try to kickstart through this new Haslab program. What would you want to see?
If you’re looking for a new dark comedy to check out, Gringo may be the one for you. The film will star Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, David Oyelowo, and more fun footage has released this final trailer. If you haven’t heard of this movie yet, here's a bit more info for you:
An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth — or two steps ahead?
The movie also co-stars Yul Vazquez and Thandie Newton and it's set tohit theaters on March 9, 2018. Make sure can check out the red-band trailer if you haven't seen it yet.
Rocket League and Hot Wheels have teamed up again and is currently working on a real-life version of the popular game. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals tabletop game will allow players to have two Battle Cars from the video game and try to ram a soccer ball on their opponent’s goal.
The tabletop game was revealed during the Toy Fair in New York and features both Dominus and Octane vehicles from the game. It will also include a stadium, a game ball, and a charging base as a complete set.
The cars in RC Rivals will be controlled wirelessly via Bluetooth from the player’s smartphone or tablet devices. A built-in scoreboard will also be available and will automatically mark down scores via an infrared sensor located inside the ball. Lastly, to even add the feel of the video game, RC Rivals will include the sound effects of Rocket League for a genuine experience.
This will be the second time that Hot Wheels and Rocket League have collaborated. Back in 2017, Rocket League released a DLC that introduced two of Hot Wheels’ popular vehicles, Bone Shaker and Twin Mill III. Rocket League has also ventured into the toy car market for a while now as it has released a series of toy cars from Zag Toys and coming this March, eight Light-Up Clip-on vehicles will be released.
The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC toy set will be available later this year and will be priced at $180. You can check out the hands-on preview by CNET in the video clip below.
What do you think of Hot Wheels and Rocket League’s latest creation? Are you excited to play a real life version of Rocket League? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
I was actually surprised by how much fans were split on their feelings for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But, with that film behind us, we are now all wondering how J.J. Abrams will continue the saga with Episode IX. There are so many questions that fans want answered and a lot of fans hope that Abrams will fix what they feel went wrong with The Last Jedi.
I wondered myself if all of the fan complaints and hate for The Last Jedi would affect the story and direction that Abrams is planning for Episode IX. In a recent interview with IndieWire, the director was asked about this and he is pretty much going to ignore all of the complaints and do his own thing. When asked if he would be adjusting his film to meet the expectations of fans, he said:
“Not in the least. There’s a lot that I would like to say about it, but I feel like it’s a little early to be having the Episode IX conversation… I will say that the story of Rey and Poe and Finn and Kylo Ren — and if you look, there are three men and one woman, to those that are complaining that there are too many women in Star Wars — their story continues in a way that I couldn’t be more excited about and cannot wait for people to see.”
When addressing the complaints about all the new female characters in these Star Wars films, Abrams said:
“If you are someone who feels threatened by women and needs to lash out against them, you can probably find an enemy in Star Wars. You can probably look at the first movie that George [Lucas] did and say that Leia was too outspoken, or she was too tough. Anyone who wants to find a problem with anything can find the problem. The internet seems to be made for that.”
Now, Abrams does note that he understands that the fans of the Star Wars franchise are extremely passionate and vocal:
“Certainly something I discovered early on in the Star Wars world, is that you’re going to have an incredibly passionate and vocal fanbase, and they’re all going to have a lot of specific opinions."
He's just not going to pay attention to the hate and let it affect the story that he wants to tell in Episode IX and you know what? He shouldn't let the complaints affect him. Episode IX is set to hit theaters on December 20, 2019.
What do you think about the thoughts that J.J. Abrams shares here?