The Infinity Stones are an important part of the Marvel Universe, and as we get closer to the release of Avengers: Infinity War, they are going to become more and more important. A few of the stones have already been introduced in the MCU and with Thanos as the main villain in the Infinity War films, we know that things are going to get insane with the stones because one way or another, he’s going to end up getting them all.
For those of you who want a set of Infinity Stones for yourself, Marvel fan and Reddit user JarvisLatteier has designed an awesome set of rings that were inspired by the Infinity Stones, and they glow in the dark thanks to the radioactive isotope tritium, which is mostly safe as the Tritium’s beta particles are unable to penetrate the skin. So, as long as you don’t ingest it or inject it into your body, you’ll be fine.
So if you don’t mind a bit of radioactivity to put a little glow in your life, and you want a fun set of Infinity Stone rings, you can purchase them at Shapeways shop. I also included a video about the rings that you can watch below.
Some new concept art has been released for a very early version of Jurassic Park 4. Before Colin Trevorrow jumped on board to direct Jurassic World, there was a script written in 2005 by screenwriters William Monahan (The Departed) and John Sayles (Spiderwick Chronicles). The story that they wrote involved dinosaur and human DNA testing gone terribly wrong and the tests resulted in some crazy looking human-dino hybrids. These intelligent hybrid creatures, who had the ability to shoot weapons and solve complicated problems, would break free in the story and wreak havoc on the park.
The latest piece of concept art comes from Carlos Huantes, and it features a genetically modified raptor-human hybrid. We've previously posted some different concept art of various other human-dino hybrid creatures that you can check out here.
This would have been an incredibly weird Jurassic Park movie! It was completely the wrong direction to take the story, so luckily they ended up ditching the idea and making Jurassic World. If anyone ever makes a movie involving weaponized dinosaurs, it has to be an adaptation of Dino Riders!
The first photos have surfaced for The SpongeBob Musical giving us out first look at the live-action versions of our favorite characters. Those characters include SpongeBob (Ethan Slater), Patrick (Danny Skinner), Sandy (Lilli Cooper), Squidward (Gavin Lee), Mr. Krabs (Carlos Lopez), and Plankton (Nick Blaemire). The images also give us a look at the fantastic looking Bikini Bottom set.
I hope that I get a chance to see this one day. There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s going to ridiculously amusing. It will even feature music from several talented artists including Cyndi Lauper and The Flaming Lips, Steve Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Panic! at the Disco, Lady Antebellum, They Might Be Giants, and even a song from the late David Bowie. Here’s the synopsis:
A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get? The SpongeBob Musical! Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality.
With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, The SpongeBob Musical explodes with energy. Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at The SpongeBob Musical, where the power of optimism really can save the world!
The SpongeBob Musical will debut on June 7th at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, playing through July 10th, 2016 before an expected move to Broadway next season.
What you are about to watch is a 3D animated short film called "Max Man & Maya Man," and it serves as a promotion video for new versions of the 3D animation software Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. The film brings the personalities of the software to life as robots, and they face off with each other. There's a lot of work that went into creating this animation, and as you’ll see, it turned out to be incredibly cool. Here are the details that came along with the short:
WOW has produced a 4K battle movie that personifies 3D animation software, “Max Man & Maya Man.” The special movie in conjunction with the announcement of the release of new versions of 3D animation software packages “Autodesk 3ds Max®” and “Autodesk Maya®.” This film features a battle scene between robots that personify the unique features of each software package, “Max Man” and “Maya Man.” WOW was in charge of planning, character design, and movie creation.
Autodesk’s special site, the 3D model data for the two characters in the film, “Max Man” and “Maya Man” are made available free of charge for use within the software applications. Also, by providing free trial versions of the software packages and an environment that makes it easily accessible, they hope to spark an interest in VFX among new users and the younger generation. They plan to release 3D print data for Max Man and Maya Man, so it will be easy to make 3D prints of the characters.
For those of you who have a hankering for more Suicide Squad goodness, we’ve got two great new TV spots to share with you! This film looks like it’s going to be a ridiculously fun flick, and I really hope that it blows Batman v Superman away both critically and financially. This is the movie that has the power to restore my faith in this new slate of DC films. Hopefully, it delivers!
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad opens worldwide in 3D, 2D, and select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5th, 2016.
Over the weekend, I posted an article that introduced you to an animated web-series called DCSuper Hero Girls. This is something my kids made me aware of that they enjoy watching. I’ve since learned that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. animation are now developing an animated feature film, which is not only based on the web-series but also a toy line.
The movie is called DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year, and it features DC characters such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, and Katana as they come together to try and survive the struggles of high school. Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing, said this in a statement:
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to team with DC Entertainment to release DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year on DVD. We’re excited to bring DC Super Hero Girls to life and create an immersive world to help inspire young women like never before. These characters were developed with girls 6-12 in mind and will deliver epic story lines featuring strong females. It truly embraces and celebrates girls as they discover their own unique abilities.”
This Super Hero Girls franchise is pretty cool, especially given the fact that it’s targeted to little girls like my daughters who are looking for this kind of thing to watch. As a geeky dad, it’s fun getting into conversations about these characters with my kids! Then I can be like, “Now, you’ve gotta check out this other series I grew up with called Batman: The Animated Series which has some of these characters you like and a lot more!”
You can watch the trailer for the animated movie below. DC SuperHero Girls: Hero of the Year will be released digitally on August 9th, with a home video version on August 23rd.
Norman Reedus has become a household name thanks to his role as Daryl in AMC's The Walking Dead. He's become quite popular in the fan community, and it all started with his starring turn in The Boondock Saints. Since then he has also appeared in several other projects including American Gangster and Marvel's Blade II.
Reedus now has another new show for his fans to enjoy. It's a reality series on AMC that follows the actor on a cross-country motorcycle road trip. While on a press tour for this series, he was asked about Ghost Rider, and if playing the comic book character is something he would be interested in doing if Marvel moved forward with a reboot. This was his exciting response:
"Hell yeah! It would be a blast. Do I get a skull face that’s on fire and all that stuff? F$$$ yeah. I’m down."
I've always liked Ghost Rider, he's just such a badass character. Unfortunately, Nicholas Cage wasn't the right actor for the job, and the filmmakers hired to write and direct those movies could never really get it right.
Well, Marvel has the rights to the character back, and I would absolutely love to see the character adapted again by the Marvel creative team. I personally think Ghost Rider would make a hell of a great series on Netflix. Of course, if they did decide to make a movie I wouldn't complain.
Reedus would be the perfect actor to take on the role of Ghost Rider, and if Marvel does end up adapting the character again for film or as a series, the actor has got to be at the top of their list!
It would be so cool to see this character introduced into the MCU and fighting alongside some of the other heroes in the universe.
From what we know about Thor: Ragnarok, it's gonna be to be the most epic, craziest Thor adventure yet. Especially if the story includes elements from Planet Hulk, which was previously rumored.
During a recent interview with Collider, Mark Ruffalo talked a little bit more about the film and The Hulk and teased that the Green Goliath could face off with Bruce Banner:
"I think the arc that he is ultimately making in his relationship with The Hulk and how that's gonna resolve itself, that's really where ... nobody has gone to that place. He's always been running from him or trying to deny it but they are coming for a collision course with each other and i think that could be pretty exciting if we can figure out a way, how to do it — multi-dimensionally."
At that point during the interview, Ruffalo turned to his Now You See Me 2 co-star Woody Harrelson and excitedly said:
"Hulk versus Banner! Yeah, baby!"
They high fived each other. Then the actor dropped this comment:
"The only person in the world that The Hulk is scared of, or thing, is Banner."
For those of you have read the comics, you know that Hulk and Banner have been separated in certain storylines. That plot point was used in Marvel's animated film Hulk Vs. Thor, which was written by Craig Kyle and Chris Yost. That film features Loki separating Hulk from Banner and Hulk going on an epic rampage through Asgard. Those two writers just happen to be the same guys who wrote the initial script for Thor: Ragnarok.
We already knew there was a chance that we could see Hulk and Thor fight from previous rumors, but I would love to see the whole Hulk and Banner separation thing happen in the movie. It's a story element that I can easily see being implemented in the film.
The movie also stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Karl Urban as Skurge.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by filmmaker Taika Waititi and is set to be released on November 3rd, 2017.
Artist Dusty Bell has created a fantastic piece of poster art to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. The poster features a ton of characters, ships, and locations. If you’re a hardcore Star Trek fan you should be able to recognize everything on it. If you’re a casual fan, we have a cheat sheet for you. There are 123 total items on the poster to pick out. The poster is part of the Star Trek 50 for 50 art exhibition. If you want to buy one of these posters for yourself, it’ll cost you $60 over at Dusty Bell’s website.
Some potential new details have surfaced about a character that is going to be in Wolverine 3. The details come from a casting call for the film that the Hashtag Show managed to get ahold of. That casting call is said to be for a character name Zoe, but it’s believed that the name Zoe is just a cover for the character Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, who is the female clone of Wolverine. You’ll understand why after you read the following description. This character has been rumored to be a part of the story. That rumor gained credence when Bryan Singer said he pitched the character to the studio as a replacement for Wolverine when Hugh Jackman hangs up his claws, and now we have this:
"20th Century Fox are seeking a a 11 - 14 year old girl to play the role of Zoe in a brand new movie!! [ZOE] 11 to 14 year-old girl. Still a child, but a wounded badass, a pound puppy, raised in captivity in a time of battle, without support systems of normal childhood. She has no family and until now, has never left the compound in which she was born. She has an authentic intensity – her expressions and body language speak volumes, without words. Once released in the outside world, everything is new – every experience and every image a first. This does not mean everything is wonderful or wondrous. Some things she sees (things we might regard as conventional) may scare her or anger her and things we may find interesting may bore her. She has not been instructed in many social conventions – she can eat like an animal. She studies and often mimics people’s behavior. She has a high IQ, but is also a temperamental, impulsive and feral creature that can raise genuine mayhem. She is a girl that has never been kissed. Looking for a REAL girl - not made up or done up. Also with genuine edge, not made up or put on. Martial arts or gymnastics experience preferred but not necessary – but actress must be extremely physical and able to improvise scenes without necessarily resorting to speech. Do NOT play it 'cute.'"
There’s no word on how old this casting call is, the character could have already been cast, and there’s a chance that we’ve already had out first look at her. Over the weekend, we posted some photos from the set of the film featuring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and a mysterious young girl who could easily be playing an 11 to 14-year-old girl. Could that be our first look at X-23? Only time will tell.
The James Mangold-directed movie is currently shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s set to be released on March 3rd, 2017.