This 1994 workplace safety video from the United Safety Council is absolutely insane. It’s called Will You Be Here Tomorrow? and it's absolutely terrifying. The safety video plays out like an Eli Roth gorefest horror film because it’s one grotesque torture and death scene after another. Watching this video makes me never want to have to work in a factory. It seems like anything in a place like that can kill you.
Universal Studios has announced that there will be an Exorcist-themed maze at Halloween Horror Nights this year! The maze will be based on the 1973 classic horror film directed by William Friedkin.
When I saw this movie for the first time, it scared the living shit out of me. I was 10 or 11 years old, and it completely messed me up. This maze will bring that nightmare to life in a way we’ve never experienced before.
The maze will be a real life interpretation of the movie, and will bring some of the most iconic moments from that movie to life. I’ve included a video that offers some of those iconic scenes that we might see in the maze.
The Exorcist maze will available to terrify you at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort this September and October.
Artist Marco D’Alfonso is back with another humorous illustration that mashes together Frank Miller’s TheDark Knight Returns with Hanna Barbera’s Scooby-Doo. The result is a fake Batman & Velma Mysteries comic that would be fantastic! In this mashup story arc, Velma takes on the role of Robin, which makes perfect sense.
The art was created for The Line is Drawn’s Hanna-Barbera/Comic Book mashup series, and you can check out more of the art created for the collection here. Some of them are pretty fun, but this is my favorite.
Since the ultra success of Mad Max: Fury Road, it seems like Warner Bros. wants to keep their relationship with George Miller alive. At one point, the studio wanted him to take on Man of Steel 2, and when the Superman sequel was put on permanent hold, several inside sources said that Miller was still looking to direct a DC film project. We learned that this project would "depend on what story most interests him, his take on it and everyone's availability."
Well, thanks to Heroic Insider, we've learned that Miller might be attached to direct the Green Lantern Corpsmovie that the studio is currently developing. This is exactly what Umberto Gonzalez says about it:
“Let me tell you what I’m hearing – I know something, I heard something yesterday. The hot rumor is George Miller… Boom! George Miller is being rumored to direct the Green Lantern Corps movie, and I think it’d be perfect for him, are you kidding me? George Miller. Again, it’s just a rumor right now, I just literally heard this yesterday.”
Green Lantern Corps isn't set to be released until June 19th, 2020, so Miller has plenty of time make a couple other films in the meantime. We know he wanted to make a smaller scale film project as well as another Mad Max sequel.
Miller is an awesome director and he needs to direct one of these DC films. If it happens to be Green Lantern Corps...awesome! I have no doubt he would do something badass with it. For additional information on what else might be going on with this movie, click here.
What do you think about the possibility of Miller taking on this project?
We've seen a few set photos from Star Wars: Episode VIII already, and we've heard some wild rumors about the story the film will tell, all of which you can catch up on here. We now have some cool official images from the set of the film that director Rian Johnson has shared himself on his Tumblr. The photos were shared as a way to celebrate that they are at the halfway point of shooting. Johnson included the following captain:
"I can’t believe we’re halfway through the shoot. (We’re halfway through the shoot!)"
The photo above features an unknown resistance pilot sitting in an X-Wing as a crew member wipes down the window. The second image includes a member of the First Order standing at a console while another crew member is standing next to him wiping it down as well. Knowing about all the cleaning that is going on on the set of the film, this next caption from Johnson will make sense:
"Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the microfiber sham."
As cool as it is to see these photos, I can't wait to actually see some footage from the movie! Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.
According to a recent report from Heroic Insider, we've learned that Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns are rumored to have "complete creative control" over the solo Batman film they're developing. If this is truly the case, it means that Zack Snyder probably won't have that much involvement with the movie outside of some sort of producer credit. For those of you who didn't like Batman v Superman, I'm sure that is music to your ears.
The report goes on to say that Affleck is leading the charge on the development of the project and that Johns is more of a consultant, who will help provide any necessary references to comic book lore, and he's the perfect guy for that. It's great to hear that Affleck will have all the freedom he needs to bring this Batman film to life. The guy is a top-notch filmmaker who was absolutely awesome as Batman and I'm excited to see where he ends up taking the story of this version of the Dark Knight next. I don't think Affleck would have done the project had the studio not agreed to give him this kind of freedom.
Are you happy to hear that Affleck is calling all the shots on this movie? To catch up on any previously released information and rumors on this Batman solo film, click here.
I've got a pretty awesome fan-made trailer for Captain America: Civil War that you've gotta check out! It reimagines the film as if it had been directed by the legendary Ed Wood. The trailer was cut together by Darth Blender using footage from a variety of films from the '30s, '40s, and '50s. You will find a list of those films below the embed. The trailer is surprisingly entertaining, and I think you'll enjoy it.
Films used to create this trailer include:
- Adventures Of Captain Marvel (1941). - Captain America (1944). - Cat-Women Of The Moon (1953). - King Of the Rocket Man (1949). - Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940). - Spy Smasher (1942). - The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957). - The Green Archer (1940). - The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938). - The Avengers (1961).
"No threat is too small, no evil too great for this secret agent mouse and his sidekick! Villains: You've been warned.”
Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming animated action series, Danger Mouse. This is a remake of the original cartoon that aired in the UK from 1981 to 1992. I remember watching a few episodes of that show, but I was more into Mighty Mouse since that’s what was airing in the US when I was growing up. The new Danger Mouse series updates the world’s greatest super-spy rodent for the 21st century, and it looks like a lot of fun.
The world’s greatest superspy, Danger Mouse, returns in dashing, globe-spanning style with a new animated series that features all the classic characters, catchphrases and comedy that made it an 80’s cult favorite. With the world once more teetering on the edge of disaster, the small but heroic secret agent is back to thrill a whole new generation of fans as he attempts to overthrow a host of villainous rivals with the help of hapless hamster Penfold and a collection of state-of-the-art gadgetry and vehicles. Originally a loose parody of British spy fiction.
The new series features the voice cast of British actor and comedian, Stephen Fry, as Colonel K, Alexander Armstrong as Danger Mouse, Kevin Eldon as his trusty sidekick Penfold, Dave Lamb as the narrator, Lena Headey as U.S. Secret Agent Jeopardy Mouse, and John Oliver as Dr. Augustus P. Crumhorn III.
The series will be available to stream in its entirety today, April 29th.
This should come as no surprise because I think we all knew this was coming, but Marvel is officially moving forward on a spin-off series for The Punisher! The character perfectly introduced in the MCU in Daredevil Season 2 and actor Jon Bernthal will be back to reprise his role as the vengeful and deadly Frank Castle.
Bernthal was incredible as The Punisher and they couldn't have cast a better actor in the role. He brought such an emotion weight to the character and there were times that as I was watching his in Daredevil Season 2 that I couldn't help be get choked up a bit as we learned about the character and his past. On top of that the character was just an all-around badass! It's awesome to know that he's getting his own series!
The Punisher is the sixth series ordered by Netflix there's no doubt that it will be one of their best. We got Luke Cage and Iron Fist coming next and then we will get the superhero ensemble miniseries The Defenders which will also include Jessica Jones and Daredevil. There's no word on if The Punisher will be included in that yet, but obviously, there's at least the possibility that the character could show up.
Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot will serve as the showrunner. He has previously worked on TV shows such as Hannibal and Casualty. Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb had this to say in a statement:
“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from ‘Marvel’s Daredevil.’ Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.”
Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content added:
“Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot."
Executive Producer and Showrunner, Steve Lightfoot went on to say:
“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world. After watching Jon’s performance in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”
I'm sure that Marvel and Netflix will develop an incredible new series around this character and I can't wait to see how it turns out! Here's a teaser...
In case you’ve been wondering why Tony Stark would recruit a 15-year-old superhero to fight with him against Captain America and his team, director Joe Russo offers an explanation. Peter Parker’s inclusion in the conflict plays out awesomely. Everything from Stark taking him under his wing to watching Spider-Man fight with and against a group of other superheroes is a blast!
According to Russo, Stark brought the young hero in because of his affection for Captain America and his friends. The director explains:
“Look, there’s a certain narcissism to the character and Tony doesn’t want to lose this fight, and at the same time I think he also sees Spider-Man as the greatest living non-lethal weapon. If you’re going out to capture a bunch of people who you don’t necessarily want to hurt, you couldn’t ask for a better character than Spider-Man to take with you."
Spider-Man is a hell of a great character, and he’s one of the best and most powerful superheroes in Marvel Comics. One of the things that I love about him is that he keeps those powers in check as he outmatches his superhero peers. You’ll get to see that in Civil War. Russo goes on to talk about that aspect of the character a little more, but this next comment contains SPOILERS, so if you don’t mind that, then proceed:
“He does show up and illustrate that Spider-Man, he knows how powerful he is. In a video we see Spider-Man stopping a car moving 40 miles an hour, where he catches it and puts it back on the ground, so I think he believes that he’s taking with him perhaps one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe, and I think he feels like the kid will be well-protected under his tutelage. You also find out in that sequence, when things go wrong the kid says, ‘What do I do?’ and Tony says, ‘Keep your distance, web ’em up.’ So he’s obviously mentored the kid for what’s about to go down.”
One thing is for sure, Tony Stark and Spider-Man make a great team. It’s going to be fun to see that relationship blossom over the course of the upcoming Marvel films.