Is it December 20, 2019, yet? I really want to see what J.J. Abrams has in store for us in Star Wars: Episode IX. We know very few details about the film and none of them really tell us anything about the plot. However, we do know that Dominic Monaghan is going to be in it, and he just told us something. It’s not a big something, but it’s something.
So, it looks like he’ll be heavily present during the first act but not during the other acts which means his role probably is not huge. However, he does mention that Abrams is trying to work him into the other acts more in rewrites. My theory is that Monaghan is going to be playing one of the Knights of Ren. If I’m correct, it’s possible that the first act will in some way deal with them. Maybe it’s full of flashbacks (or is a giant flashback itself) to Kylo’s journey to the dark side which would involve the Knights. It could also mean that the Knights show up, but then are disposed of or otherwise disbanded during the first third. That second one doesn’t seem as likely, but it’s possible. Of course, I could be completely wrong. What do you think Monaghan’s role will be in Episode IX?
RWBY Volume 6 is coming out this month and there’s a little going on. First, check out this awesome poster Rooster Teeth is putting out. It looks awesome and shows us the back of a mysterious figure. Who could it be?
Also, don’t forget that you can catch the premiere of Volume 6 as well as get a refresher of parts of Volume 5 in theaters thanks to Fathom Events. This special premiere will be in select theaters (roughly 400) on October 25, 2018. If you can’t make it to a theater, the premiere will be available October 27, 2018, on Rooster Teeth.
If you were looking forward to seeing two Robert Downey Jr. films within a month next year, I have grave news. The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle has been pushed back by nine months all the way to January 17, 2020. Its original release was going to be April 12, 2019, which was just 3 weeks before the release of Avengers 4 that will also star Downey Jr. Universal has instead moved their film Little to the April date.
Joining Downey Jr. is Antonio Banderas, Jim Broadbent, and Michael Sheen. An extensive voice cast including Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, John Cena, Rami Malek, Craig Robinson, Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, and Carmen Ejogo will also be featured.
Pokemon and pixel art go hand in hand. I see them and they’re adorable and fantastic. Then, people make crafts of pixel art and it continues to be cute and great. That is, most of the time it’s cute and great. Reddit user u/AmazingOrigami has made some pixel art coasters for their local esports bar. On paper this is fantastic and a great idea. Even when you look at the top right corner of the picture he posted. Look at the rest of the picture though and you learn the they have created coasters that are Pokemon butts, anus included. My very first thought was the episode “Art Crawl” from Bob’s Burgers when Gayle is obsessed with painting animal anuses. Depending on your sense of humor, this is probably the most appalling thing you’ve seen in a while, or it’s one of the best things you’ve seen. If you love these, unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that they’re available for sale. You could always contact the original creator and see if you can work something out though.
Whenever new casting in superhero films is announced, we’re used to seeing some art from BossLogic who shows us what that casting could look like. This time though, Datrinti seems to be the first one to give us a rendering of Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary and she looks awesome! The costume very much takes inspiration from her classic costume, Injustice 2, and New 52. This art gets me extremely excited to see what Smollett-Bell’s look will actually be in Birds of Prey.
Many fans are getting excited for DC Universe to launch and all the original content it’s promising us. We’ve been hearing quite a bit about Titans lately, with many saying that it’s actually good. We’re also being pumped up for Doom Patrol with more cast announcements every week it feels. In addition to the live-action stuff, we just found out Haley Cuoco will be voicing Harley Quinn and of course many of you are getting impatient for Young Justice: Outsiders. When do all of these shows come out though? We’ve only ever gotten vague release dates like “sometime in 2019,” until now. DC has released an actual timeline for us to look at.
If you’re not excited for Titans, you may want to hold off on subscribing for a bit since it’s the only show that will launch in 2018. The shows are staggered out which should allow you to stay up to date on each one without fear of neglecting the others. Which show are you most excited for?
It’s no secret that TV and movie casts like to have fun behind-the-scenes. What you probably don’t expect is for them to start singing the Pokemon theme song. Rose McIver recently shared a video of herself and Rahul Kohli getting ready to work on iZombie when McIver starts singing about being the very best. It’s just fun to see actors have fun on the job sometimes. iZombie will end with season five, which is currently in production.
There are a few weird things about Krillin’s design that Dragon Ball fans have come to just accept. One of those is his lack of a nose. It’s even something that other characters have pointed out. According to the Dragon Ball Wiki, creator Akira Toriyama explained why Krillin doesn’t have a nose with this response: “Krillin has a physical idiosyncrasy that allows him to breathe through his skin.”
What would it look like if the fighter did have a nose though? FTW Studios has answered such a question. He released 3 pictures where he gave Krillin a nose and it’s kind of weird. It looks fine after you get used to it though. When you get to the second and third pictures, look closely and you’ll realize that he didn’t just add a nose to Krillin’s face. Rather, he stole someone else’s. This just makes the pictures even more weird. While I am intrigued at one day Krillin being wished a nose, it’s weird to me to see Android 18 and Goku without noses.
We recently found out that Kaley Cuoco will be voicing Harley Quinn in the DC Universe original series Harley Quinn. While I have reservations about the casting, I know many fans are excited. What would it be like if it were a live-action series though? What would Cuoco look like then? These must’ve been the questions that BossLogic had after hearing the announcement as he has gifted us with his idea of what Cuoco would look like as Harley in a live-action project. As always, his art is amazing. What do you guys think though?
Big congrats to Kaley Cuoco on being cast as animated #HarleyQuinn she sounds amazing! just to add I think she would make a great live action version too (personal opinion, don't stab me 😂) ❤️❤️❤️ be sure to check her out at @NY_Comic_Conpic.twitter.com/NYwSzb0hOG
There’s been a trend lately to take awesome films and giving them an anime-style intro. I am a huge fan of these and now, MytholoGeek has kinda done the same thing to the live-action Bleach film. It uses the music from the first Bleach intro in the anime and uses clips to create the opening sequence. It’s really well done in my opinion as a fan of the show from the start. While this is very similar to the other films like Thor: Ragnarok getting anime intros, I would still put this in a separate class simply because it was an anime first. What do you think? Did you like hearing “Asterisk” by ORANGE RANGE again?