How The Events of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Will Dramatically Affect Rocket Raccoon

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If you haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War you might not want to read this because it contains major spoilers.

If you've seen Avengers: Infinity War you know that the MCU will never be the same again. That final fifteen minutes of the film was overwhelmingly emotional as we watch several of our favorite characters unexpectedly die.

Some of the most surprising characters include Star-Lord, Drax, Groot, Gamora, and Mantis. These characters became a tight-knit family who loved each other in their own ways and were there for each other.

When talking about the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films, James Gunn explained that "The first movie was really about becoming a family," and the sequel was "about being a family. And what's harder, becoming a family or being a family? I think it's being a family."

The Guardians were a family. By the time the events of Infinity War came into play, the guardians had been together as a family for four years.

Rocket Raccoon, the poor little enraged rodent with a dark past of being experimented on, who was trying to find meaning in his life and his place in the universe, found a family that took him in to care for him. Now... well, now that family is gone.

Rocket Raccoon is once again alone in the universe. Everyone that he has come to love and accept as his family is dead. By the end of Infinity War, he only knows that Groot is gone, but he will eventually learn about the others. 

This was just a heartbreaking thought for me. Rocket lost everything! How is he going to process this loss? How will it affect him? He seemed to bond with Thor a little bit, so maybe Thor will be there to help him through the hard times, but Thor just can't replace everything that he lost. 

I wonder if this will play into where to what we will learn about Rocket in the future. James Gunn did previously say that we will see Rocket's history brought to life in a future MCU film and that it would be darker than what was in the comics:

“As you know, the MCU is one way of processing these characters. 616 is a different one. We are going to learn more about where Rocket comes from in the coming sagas. It’s going to be a little different from the comics. We already know a lot about from where he came from. It’s a little bit more horrible than what it is in the comics when you come down to it. We will learn more about that.”

In case you aren't aren't familiar with Rocket's comic origin, he underwent some brutal experiments. The goal of these experiments was to create an intelligent hybrid animal to look after mentally ill patients in an abanded colony. So we're looking at an origin that's worse than that.

Maybe the events of Infinity War will spark telling of this story. I don't know! We don't even really know what will happen in Avengers 4! Even if there's a way to change what happened or bring certain characters back, it still won't fix the mental anguish that Rocket will go through when he learns that everyone he loves is dead. 

What do you all think about Rocket losing his entire family? How do you think that will affect him?

New DEADPOOL 2 Promo Video Reveals Who The Kid is and Peter Shares Photos of His X-Force Teammates!

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A new video has surfaced on 20th Century Fox's Twitter feed that seems to revealed the identity of the "The Kid" in the film played by Julian Dennison. It say his name is Russell a.k.a. Hot Stuff. 

The name makes sense because the kid obviously has some major mutant powers involving fire. Now, just so you know there is no "Hot Stuff" character in the X-Men comics, so this may just be a character that was created for this movie. Unless there is going to be a surprise reveal at some point in the movie. There are rumors that character could be connected to Apocalypse somehow.

In the movie, we learn that Cable is coming after Russell to kill him and Deadpool has made it his own personal mission to protect him. We'll just have to wait and see how that goes for all the characters involved.

Also, a few new photos have been shared on Peter's Twitter account showing off him hanging out with his X-Force teammates. One of those photos confirms that Bill Skarsgard is playing Zeitgeist. Here are the photos that were shared, each one of which, comes with a fun caption:

First Look at Young Nick Fury on the Set of CAPTAIN MARVEL

A bunch of new set photos have surfaced from the set of Captain Marvel. The cool thing about these is that they offer us our first look at Samuel L. Jackson as a young version of Nick Fury.

As you know, the story for the film is set in the 90s so Fury is going to have to look 20 years younger. I imagine this will be accomplished with makeup and CG. As you can see in the photos below, Fury has a full head of hair and two eyes!

Kevin Feige previously offered some details about Fury's important role in the story saying:

"We wanted to explore a period before Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury had any idea about any of the other heroes and crazy stuff going on in the world. You know, we first met Nick when he told Tony, 'You’re part of a big universe. You just don’t know yet.' Well, we want to go back to a time when he didn’t know it yet, and really showcase and announce that Carol Danvers was that first hero that Nick came across. That meant she could be the singular hero, but place it within timing of the [Marvel Cinematic Universe]."

Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who directed Mississippi GrindThe most recent script comes from Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider). The film also stars Brie LarsonBen Mendelsohn as the villain, Jude Law as Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Coulson, and Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou, be back as the Kree villain Ronan the Accuser and his henchman Korath the Pursuer.

The story of the film follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight. The Kree alien race will also be a major part of the story.

The movie is set to be released on March 8th, 2019.

How Spider-Man’s Spidey Sense Affected Him in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

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If you haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War yet...

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For me, one of the most heartbreaking moments in Avengers: Infinity War was the moment that Spider-Man died. I've seen the movie three times already and that scene completely wrecked me every time.

One of the most interesting aspects of this scene is that Spider-Man seemed to have a little more time to express his fear of what was happening than everyone else. None of the other characters who died after Thanos snapped his fingers really knew what was happening to them. They just faded away into ash and didn't realize they were dying until the very last moment.

Not Spider-Man, though. We saw Peter Parker start to express his fear of what was happening to him a lot longer than anyone else before he disintegrated into ash. The first thing he tells Tony Stark was that he wasn't feeling well before collapsing into Tony's arms. I believe that before this moment, his spidey-senses kicked in and they were telling him that something was terribly wrong. Because Spider-Man is able to sense bad things before they happen, he must've felt the moment right before Thanos snapped his fingers and those feelings just surged through his body and he knew that he, and maybe even half of the universe, was going to die. 

Peter knowing what was happening before he died puts a whole new perspective on his death. Watching him plead to Tony in his arms saying, "I don't want to die" is so much more powerful knowing that he knew what was happening, especially when no one else knew. Poor Tony was forced to helplessly watch Peter Parker die, and there was nothing he could have said or done to help.

Tony Stark's worst fear came true when Thanos snapped his fingers and his young protege mostly likely felt it all happen before he died. 

What did you all think about this moment in the movie?

FORTNITE Reveals Final Superhero or Villain Skin Ahead of Season 4

Fortnite’s season 4 is almost upon us and developer Epic Games has spent the last few days dropping hints by slowly filling in the teaser image for the highly-anticipated Season 4 Battle Pass. The studio added a superhero skin to the comet-shaped image every day. Yesterday, the final hero or villain was revealed just in time for the end of Season 3 and the possible start of Season 4 today, April 30. You can see the final teaser image for yourself down below: 

As Season 4 approaches fast, there are still many unanswered questions, especially about the big blue comet that has been spotted in the sky ever since the introduction of Season 3. It is assumed that the comet is related to a twist that will be introduced in Season 4 given the similar structure of the teaser photo. Furthermore, people have been speculating on how the comet would affect the game overall, which could very well bring in aliens or even destroy Tilted Towers. Right now, anything is possible given that the developer didn’t release much information regarding the comet aside from “brace for impact.”

As the date for the latest season gets nearer every day, fans must keep a close eye on the developer’s Twitter account as news for the upcoming season is inevitable. Fortnite is available now for the PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and iOS. 

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Character Descriptions For HBO’s WATCHMEN Series Surfaces and it Doesn’t Sound Like a WATCHMEN Adaptation

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Some interesting new information has surfaced for Damon Lindelof's upcoming HBO Watchmen series. The show is based on the iconic graphic novel created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, but we knew that it wouldn't be a direct adaptation. 

Now, with the new information on the characters that have found their way online, we see that the series doesn't to be any kind of Watchmen adaptation at all. There is not one character mentioned here that I recognize. Here's what was posted by That Hashtag Show:

Angela Abraham: African-American female cop. Independent and intelligent, she's also a realist. She's married to Cal, with whom she has a daughter and is fiercely protective of them both.

Cal Abraham: African-American male who is the stay-at-home husband of Angela. While he seems at home as the king of his castle and being a loving husband and father, it's clear his past has a different story to tell.

Looking Glass: A good looking cop, the native Oklahoman isn't simple as his rural accent makes him appear to be. A top interrogator and behavioral scientist, he may also be a bit of a sociopath.

Panda: An ethnic desk cop, he's cynical and tough and puts his job first. Not a friend to many, he uses comedy to keep people at bay.

Red Scare: Mafioso, track suit wearing cop. His Russian accent lends to his abrasiveness.

Pirate Jenny: An androgynous and lustful bisexual cop, Jenny is an anarchist at heart.

Jane Crawford: The wife of the police chief, Judd, Jane is a veterinarian who's sharper than her guarded persona lets on.

Old Man: A former cop who is still an imposing figure despite his age.

Sounds like this Watchmen series is going to be about a bunch of Oklahoma cops? This is certainly unexpected! Maybe this series is just going to be set in different place in the Watchmen universe with different characters? Maybe the cops have it in for the costumed vigilantes? I'm not sure what's going on here, but this doesn't sound like a Watchmen series! 

Big Changes Made To MoviePass Service, No Longer Too Good To Be True

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For many of us, MoviePass has been something that has helped us see movies more often and for less money. It's a pretty great service for the monthly fee. Users could even see the same movie as many times as they wanted. But now you better not doze off in that screening paid for by MoviePass because now you only get one shot to see a movie using their service.

MoviePass announced on Twitter that it will no longer allow users to see a movie more than one time.

But that's not all, apparently, the service is no longer selling its one-movie-per-day plan and will be limiting all new subscribers to seeing only 4 movies per month. MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe says that he doesn’t know if the “unlimited” plan will ever return. In an effort to save face, MoviePass is throwing in a 3-month trial of iHeartRadio’s All Access subscription. That makes no sense, movies and radio don't exactly go hand-in-hand. Another big change is that new customers will be billed quarterly, not monthly, so you have to pay for MoviePass in three-month chunks. 

And in an attempt to make sure MoviePass users aren't using the service fraudulently, some users are even being asked to submit photos of their movie stubs as proof of purchase. It's not clear if this will eventually be the norm, or if this is just a test for specific areas. 

Although these changes seem to be bad news for people who are just signing up for the service.  MoviePass insists these changes will not affect current subscribers.

What do you think about the change? Does this mean the end of the too good to be true service?

The Man Who Created Thanos Shares His Thoughts on Josh Brolin’s Portrayal

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If you’re a big Marvel fan, you may recognize the name, Jim Starlin. For those that don’t, he’s the one who created the Mad Titan Thanos back in 1973. Thanos is the big bad guy in Avengers: Infinity War and I think Josh Brolin knocks it out of the park. I’m just a writer for a geek site though. What does Starlin think of the portrayal? He revealed this much on Facebook:

The Avengers the Infinity War! I really have to watch what I say here, so as to not spoil the many surprises this film holds (even for me). So let me stick with generalities, with a few specifics tossed in at the end, concerning Josh Brolin. Visually spectacular, as are all the Marvel movies. But this film hits emotional depths few of the others have even come close to, yet humor takes center stage at all the rights moments.

There are a couple times my chest constricted from what I was seeing, making me want to cry. You’ll recognize those instances when you watch the film. Brolin is an incredible Thanos, moving and emoting just as I tried to portray him in the comics. The movie’s two and a half running time shoots past nearly unnoticed. The thing is though, I feel I’m going to have to view the film a number of more times before I get a solid grip on just how good it is. Still at that rather stunned point.

Yes, I know my opinion should be considered a bit biased, because of my connection to the production but the Russos, Markus, McFeely and everyone else involved in this film get my heartfelt thanks for bringping everyone’s favorite Titan to life in the best way possible, in a jaw-droppingly awesome fashion. Ten out of ten thumbs up.

There you go. Starlin loved Brolin and I can’t argue. Avengers: Infinity War is out now, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend that you do. You’ll want to see it multiple times. After all, even Starlin admits that he needs to see it a few more times to fully process the film.

Source: CBM

New YU YU HAKUSHO OVA Will Explore Hiei’s and Kurama’s Past

I somehow missed that a new Yu Yu Hakusho OVA was in the works. This was an awesome anime that I have said should get a live-action adaptation. Imagine my excitement that after about 21 years we’re getting something new. The new OVA will be released with the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray box set according to Anime Mojo. A new key visual was released that details that the OVA will feature how Hiei and Kurama first met. I am really excited for this to come out! You can look for more details about the box sets over on Studio Pierrot’s official site.

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Hulu’s THE PATH Canceled After Three Seasons

Hulu has cleaned house, and it's series The Path has not made the cut. The series was about a family in a religious cult-movement, that some have compared to a hippy commune/Scientology sect.

We followed the characters through crises of their faith, disruption of their relationships, legal and moral battles, and crazy life-changing moments. We just started watching this year, so we weren't caught up yet, but we had really enjoyed what we watched. Creator Jessica Goldberg had this to say in a statement:

"While it's sad that The Path is ending, I'm brimming with gratitude and pride. It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world. The caliber of talent and passion everyone who worked on this show brought — from my partners Jason Katims and Michelle Lee, the execs at Hulu, the writers, actors, directors, designers and crew — was something to behold, and for which I'm very thankful. Thanks Hulu and Universal Television for taking a shot on this show, it was a life-changing experience."

Apparently, the series ended on a cliffhanger! I hate it when shows do that. I wish that they'd at least wrap things up for the fans out there who had gotten invested. Super bummer, but I will remember this show as being great while it lasted, and as some of the greatest performances from its actors. The show starred Aaron PaulMichelle Monaghan, and Hugh Dancy.

Did you watch The Path and are you bummed out that it was canceled?

Source: THR