Glenn Danzig Is Directing Films Based On His Verotik Comic Books

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Glenn Danzig of The Misfits and Danzig fame is taking a page out of Rob Zombie's book and getting into the world of directing. Blabbermouth is reporting the singer signed a feature film deal with Cleopatra Entertainment, and will be in charge of film adaptations of his popular Verotik Comics. 

Danzig is taking things further than directing, however, as he'll also be writing the adaptation and creating the score for the three film anthology series. Verotik has been running since 1994, so it's not like there won't be some people excited to see what Danzig can do. I don't know much about any of that admittedly, but I do know I used to rock out to "Mother," as a kid so I'm willing to give him a shot! Are you excited about this news?

BLACK PANTHER’s Shuri Got Her Own Hot Toys Action Figure

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It seemed like a lot of Marvel fans loved Letitia Wright's character Shuri, who was introduced in Black Panther and also had a role to play in Avengers: Infinity War. A lot of fans referred to her as being Disney's newest Disney Princess. Well, thanks Hot Toys has given the character her very own action figure and you can check out all of the details below. As you'd imagine, the figure turned out great and fans of the character will be happy with how it turned out.

“The Black Panther fights for us. And I will be there beside him.”
Black Panther, one of the movies released by Marvel Studios earlier this year, keeps smashing records and exceeding the box-office and expectations. The Princess of Wakanda, Shuri, is the leader of the Wakandan Design Group responsible for developing this African Nation’s modern technology. When the young King T’Challa is drawn into conflict that puts his homeland Wakanda and the entire world at risk, Shuri has proven herself a great backup on creating new security system and weapons, including the Panther Habits and her cool looking panther-like gauntlets.
Received a tremendous amount of attention in the already-happened exhibitions in San Diego and Hong Kong recently, Hot Toys is more than excited to introduce fans today the long awaited 1/6th scale collectible figure featuring T’Challa’s innovative little sister – Shuri of Black Panther.
Beautifully crafted based on the appearance of Letitia Wright as Shuri in the movie, the highly-accurate collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed hair sculpture, a newly developed body, an adorned elaborate new battle suit and neck ring, a Wakandan pattern sash, a wide range of weapons and accessories including a pair of LED light up Vibranium Guantlets, a spear, a Kimoyo Beads bracelet and a movie themed figure stand!
Gear up now to defend Wakanda with Shuri and her eye-catching weapon!
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Todd McFarlane Shares Humorous Photo With Stan Lee

Todd McFarlane might be busy working out the details of the upcoming Spawn film, but that doesn't mean he's too busy to spend time with a dear friend. Comicbook shared that McFarlane was spending some time with Stan Lee lately, and the Marvel man was in good enough spirits to pose for a joke photo with McFarlane:

... PROOF POSITIVE that my recent visit with @therealstanlee was the complete highlight of his day!!!! More photos later this week. TODD #stanlee #stan #goat #legend #joy #happiness #marveluniverse #marvel #cameo #spiderman #spawn #mcu #living #enjoylife

The buried headline in this photo, however, is that hashtag followed by the word "cameo." Are we to assume McFarlane was visiting Lee to gauge his interest in appearing in the Spawn film? We've learned this year Lee's cameos aren't exclusive to Marvel films, so perhaps the creator could make an appearance in this film! Would you like to see that?

Video Explores Just How Powerful A.I. Can Get

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We're constantly joking about the robot uprising here on GeekTyrant, although honestly, robots may soon actually take over the world. No, it probably won't happen with killer super strong robots, but through a computer's ability to run through tons of information and connect it in a way humans aren't capable of. In case you weren't aware, A.I. has been doing impressive stuff like that for quite a while, and it might just be how it ends up taking over the world. Check out the video below, and start planning ways to go off the grid:

Watch: Man Wins Yo-yo World Championships With Awesome “Freebird” Routine

We like to take a look at what's going on in the fringe Geek circles from time to time, and our latest dive into the niche world of yoyo-ing unearthed something truly incredible. Hawaii yo yo legend Evan Nagao finally became the World Yoyo Contest champion, and he did it all while rocking out to Lynyrd Sknynrd. If you're even thinking of jumping to the comments to profess this as lame, you really need to watch the video first. I'm convinced just about anything is awesome if you pair it with "Freebird," and this might just prove my point!:

Maisie Williams Asked to Keep This GAME OF THRONES Prop After She Finished Filming

Maisie Williams just revealed the Game of Thrones prop that she got to keep after she finished filming and I doubt it’s what you think. I was expecting her to say Needle or Catspaw. After all, I’d love to keep one of the weapons my character used in a fantasy show. Those things look awesome! However, she asked for Arya’s brown jacket. What makes this better, is what Williams plans to do with the prop.

I can imagine it being something that I’m like, ‘Oh, I was on this show once upon a time and this was the jacket I wore. And my grandkids being like, ‘Please stop.’

Would you want your grandmother to shut up about the jacket she once wore on a famous TV show? What prop would you have wanted to keep?

Source: CinemaBlend

Watch: Actor Javier Botet Talks About Being The Super Lanky Movie Monster In Films

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Most folks know the names Doug Jones and Andy Serkis, but far fewer people probably know the name Javier Botet. Much like the aforementioned named actors, Botet is a guy primarily known for the work he does behind a mask, and has had his unique physique used in lots of different films such as Mama, Crimson Peak, and The Conjuring 2. Basically, if you see a super lanky creature with big hands in a film, it's probably Botet. Learn more about the actor in the video below, and check out some clips of the films you may have seen him in:

Ninja Offers To Add $50,000 To SSBM Prize Pool If Mang0 Wins

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Over the last few months, popular Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has publicly shown his love for the competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee scene, tuning into live events on his own steam and tweeting out his support for Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma after the latter’s unceremonious exit from Super Smash Con 2018. On Friday night, Ninja turned his sights towards another of Melee’s top dogs: Joseph “Mang0” Marquez.

After tagging Mang0 in a vague and brief video tweet, Ninja promised to throw $50,000 into the prize pool if Mang0 was to win the “next event”—in this case, Boston major Shine 2018. Ninja’s offer comes in the face of a somewhat disappointing year for Mang0, who has maintained respectable placements at most of his tournaments (barring a self-disqualification at 65th at Super Smash Con) but has been unable to capture a major title for himself since last August.

Mang0 was quick to respond, tossing in a reference to Hungrybox’s post-Super Smash Con histrionics before agreeing to try his best. Though Mang0 has not won a major this year, he’s shown bursts of brilliance, and the Cloud 9 member (and popular streamer in his own right) is certainly capable of going all the way at Shine—especially with the carrot of such a large pot bonus hanging in front of his face.

Regardless of the outcome, Ninja’s continued involvement in the Smash community is nothing but good news. The former Halo pro is the closest thing esports has to a mainstream celebrity, boasting millions of Twitter followers on top of his even higher amount of Twitch followers (and his multitude of paying subscribers). If even a fraction of that following looks into the Smash scene thanks to Ninja’s influence, there will be many new players at locals for years to come.

This writer can only hope that Ninja himself will someday bite the bullet and go to an in-person Smash event himself. Who knows—maybe his godlike Fortnite skills will carry over!

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Top European Melee Players Are Feeling Serious Burnout After The Summer of Smash

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2018 may have started out as a relatively slow year for Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments, but the past month has felt nothing if not packed with events. While this year’s “Summer of Smash” may have begun in June, it reached a fever pace once August arrived, with a major-level event going down every weekend since Evolution Championship Series 2018 on August 3.

EVO was a marathon in its own right, featuring 8:00 AM pools and tension-filled best-of-three sets that tired out competitors who also risked contracting “Evola”—the dangerous mix of flu and common cold that has a tendency to go around the week after the world’s biggest fighting game major. But for Melee heads, there was no rest following EVO; all of Melee’s best players packed their bags and flew right to Virginia for Super Smash Con 2018 the following week. This weekend, top Europeans Adam “Armada” Lindgren and William “Leffen” Hjelte have made their way to the United Kingdom—after short pit stop in their home nation of Sweden—for British major Heir 5.

While the Summer of Smash is a taxing endeavor for anyone who hopes to attend most of its events, it’s particularly tiring for European players, who fly further and longer than any of their peers to get to American majors. On Twitter, Armada opened up about his feelings of burnout following several weeks of strenuous competition.

After some public discussion, both Armada and his brother, Andreas “Android” Lindgren, decided not to enter Heir 5’s singles bracket, though they’d both promised to do so when they originally registered for the tournament. Citing exhaustion, the brothers agreed to come to the event to participate in doubles and commentary only.

Perhaps due to Armada’s announcement—and due to his own feelings of burnout—Leffen also announced that he would potentially sit out of Heir’s singles bracket. Additionally, the Swedish Fox told his fans that he would be skipping the final major of the summer, Boston’s Shine 2018, despite the fact that Shine has historically been one of his favorite events. However, Leffen stressed the importance of supporting the European scene—a fair point, since Heir is one of the continent’s only remaining ongoing major series.

In order to prevent this kind of thing from happening in the future, major tournament organizers should collaborate to schedule their largest events more than one week apart from each other. In some cases, such scheduling issues are inevitable, though, and the summer is naturally the best season for organizers to throw their Smash majors, which largely attract a schoolgoing audience that can more easily travel during the warmer months. Regardless, Armada and Leffen’s announcements should be taken seriously by community leaders who want to make their events the best experience possible for both viewers and top players.

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MILE 22 Brings Big Action But A Pretty Boring Plot – One Minute Movie Review

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Mark Wahlberg leads an ensemble cast in Peter Berg's latest combat flick Mile 22.  He is joined by Ronda Rousey, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais and John Malkovich as a team of government intelligence agents on a mission to extract an ex-cop with some very valuable information. But is Mile 22 worth rushing to the theater to see?

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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