Awesome Collection of Hero Complex Gallery Poster Art For THE GOONIES, STAND BY ME, PREDATOR and More

Hero Complex Gallery was in full force at NYCC this year and they had a ton of awesome movie poster art for sale. Now that the convention is over, they’ve put the prints online for sale! I already ordered the print for Stand By Me by artist Barrett Chapman. That’s a beautiful print. Some of the other posters from various artist include The Lost Boys, The Goonies, Predator, Unbreakable, Labyrinth, The Karate Kid, IT, Seven, Superman, The Matrix, Akira, and more.

The posters were created by artists such as Casey Callender, Yvan Quinet, Vance Kelly, Glen Brogan, Pete Lloyd, Kevin M Wilson, New Flesh, Rich Davies, Benedict Woodhead, Mark W. Richards, Luke Preece, Dan Mumford, Rhys Cooper, and more.

I’ve include several poster below, but you can check all of them out here, where you can also order them. Look over the art and let us know what your favorites are.

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Check Out These Custom Made $1,350 Game Boy-Themed Air Jordans

If you’re a fan of Game Boy, Air Jordans IV, and you have an $1,350 to spend on a pair of shoes, today’s your lucky day!

Johnny Barry’s Freaker Sneaks has created a pair of Game Boy-themed Air Jordans IV that fans of the 90s are going to flip over! Why are they so expensive to buy? Because there are only a limited edition of 10 pairs that will be sold.

The sneakers looks awesome and they perfectly encapsulate everything that make the original Game Boy so awesome. What makes these shoes even better in that the d-pad on the buttons located on the left and right heels of the shoes are actually press-able.

Also, in case you weren’t aware. Both the Air Jordan IV’s and the Game Boy were released in 1989, so they kinda belong together.

Also, in case you weren’t aware. Both the Air Jordan IV’s and the Game Boy were released in 1989, so they kinda belong together.

Here’s a question for you. Did you ever wear Air Jordan IV’s while playing Game Boy!?

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Here’s Our First Official Look at HBO’s WATCHMAN Series

I know a lot of you have been curious to see what the visual style of HBO’s upcoming Watchmen series will be like and now, today, we have our first look! The image was revealed with the launch of the official Watchmen Instagram page.

We have no idea who is character is, but I’m sure it will come in time. Faceless law enforcement officers certainly fits in with the world that was created in the original comic series, though.

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The series is based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons DC graphic novel, and it’s been explained that series will not be an adaptation of that. It will be set in the same alternate history universe where superheroes are treated as outlaws, but the story will focus on a whole new present day setting and characters.

This series will expand on that universe and creator Damon Lindelof has stressed that he would not be messing with the original story. He explained that "Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own."

When talking about the new characters that will fill the story, Lindelof said:

"Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them. We also intend to revisit the past century of Costumed Adventuring through a surprising yet familiar set of eyes…and it is here we will be taking our greatest risks."

He also added:

This story will be set in the world its creators painstakingly built…but in the tradition of the work that inspired it, this new story must be original. It has to vibrate with the seismic unpredictability of its own tectonic plates. It must ask new questions and explore the world through a fresh lens. Most importantly, it must be contemporary. The Old Testament was specific to the Eighties of Reagan and Thatcher and Gorbachev. Ours needs to resonate with the frequency of Trump and May and Putin and the horse that he rides around on, shirtless. And speaking of Horsemen, The End of the World is off the table…which means the heroes and villains–as if the two are distinguishable–are playing for different stakes entirely.

The cast for the series includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.

Lindelof wrote and is executive producing the series and Nicole Kassell will direct and also executive produce. Watchmen will premiere something in 2019.

Superman is Sporting a Black Suit in This Set Photo From The “Elseworlds” DC TV Crossover

Stephen Amell recently shared a photo from the set of The CW’s “Elseworlds” DC TV crossover series. Amell (Oliver Queen/Green Arrow) is joined by Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) in the photo and the are standing alongside special guest star Tyler Hoechlin, who is sporting Superman’s black suit! I’ve gotta say it looks awesome and I’m kinda geeking out over it!

Fans were hoping to see Henry Cavill wear the black suit in Justice League, but it didn’t happen. Luckily the DC TV shows are here to give the fans what they want.

While plot details for the upcoming crossover event remain under wraps, it will introduce both Batwoman (Ruby Rose) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) to the DC TV multiverse. It will also mark the first time Arrow and The Flash meet the Man of Steel!

What do you think of the black suit design!?

New Details Surface For The Upcoming CHILD’S PLAY TV Series

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While MGM is developing a reboot of Child’s Play, the co-creator of the franchise, Dan Mancini, is also developing a TV series that will connect to the original film franchise. We haven’t seen a lot of details on the series since it was announced. Mancini previously teased that it would be "darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy."

Now today we have some new details to share with you thanks to Mancini and producer David Kirschner. They explained to Bloody-Disgusting that the show aims to bring the franchise back to its roots:

“We deliberately ended Cult [of Chucky] with a bunch of cliffhangers to set up a TV series. Because there are so many different threads now, television could best accommodate that so that was done intentionally. At the same time, we have a whole new world, a bunch of new characters which we can say nothing about.”

For those of you who don’t know, Mancini has written every Child’s Play film and has directed the last three. This guy knows Chucky better than anyone and if anyone is going to continue the story, it’s him. This series is the project that true hardcore Child’s Play fans are really excited about. Not, that remake.

I think it’s cool that the last film was used to set up the Chucky series! Just in case you aren’t aware, Cult of Chucky introduced Chucky’s ability to possess multiple dolls simultaneously. Kirschner went on to say that the series will get back to the basics of the core concept of the franchise:

“The only thing I think we can say is from the original film that Don wrote, Child’s Play, we are playing with that concept again, the idea of child’s play. I’ll let you guys fill in the pieces of that.”

Mancini then went on to add that, “It involves children.” Bringing kids back into the mix of the horror of Chucky should be fun. Mancini has enjoyed reinventing the franchise over the past seven films, and this series is going to be a very different medium for him and his creative team to play with. When talking about that he says:

“We saw that after seven movies, how can we flip again? So this time not by merely changing genre but by changing medium. This will give us a different kind of canvas, a much bigger canvas to explore characters and relationships.”

Are you looking forward to seeing how this series plays out?

JUMP FORCE First Impression: Settle The Score In A 3D Arena

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While there are constant debates on which anime character is stronger than the other, of which many put Goku as the top tier fighter across all of anime, we finally have a way to settle the score. Bringing all characters across a multitude of popular anime’s, including DragonBall Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, Bleach, and much more, to an equal level of strength brings the battle down to fighting styles and move sets. While strength plays the largest role in the actual debates, narrowing it down to fighting styles and move sets is an oddly satisfying representation of “who is better?”

Bandai Namco released a closed beta for Jump Force and I was lucky enough to have been invited! Even more exciting, I found out they removed the scheduled clash times that were previously mentioned on the initial announcements. Even if it weren’t, they allowed players to face off against the CPU. This is where I shined while getting used to the controls, but online was a rather brutal realization that I may not be ready for the 3D style fighting arena while others are much more prepared.

Gameplay

The first thing I want to bring up is the lobby system. They seem to be rather proud of how they handled DragonBall FighterZ because we once again get a lobby system instead of just a menu to use. My hopes are still high that the lobby system will be better than the one from DragonBall FighterZ, but the set up was only slightly different in style while giving you more freedom to look and move around it. This was the closed beta, so there was only one server open which is why this is still a hopeful situation that it will be better but we just can’t know for sure until it is finalized.

When you first load up the game it gives you the option to choose from a few different custom characters. I didn’t get to design them and they looked a bit random generated, but this shows that there will be customization options for players to make unique characters. This character is more than just a lobby character though as the one I chose to use was also on the character roster to take into battle! With the move sets changing per character, I hope we will also be able to mix a few moves and have a character represent multiple of our favorite anime’s.

The fighting itself seemed smooth overall. You could combine different moves, dash towards players, power up, use one of your super moves, change between characters, call in one of your three chosen fighters for an assist move, and so much more. You can’t switch to one or the other of your back up fighter options as it only let you change to the next one in line, but you can go through the list of them before getting the first fighter back out.

Combinations I could pull off including the basic ground combinations that led to air combinations, ground combinations that led to a super attack with a 100% chance of landing, a grab the led to an air combination, and a few other basic mix ups. When I played higher skilled players online, however, I saw combinations that included using multiple characters in one go, continuing an attack with an assist, and is even where I learned that you can dodge the continued air attack once you have been hit across the arena.

Graphics

Bringing a multitude of anime’s into a single art style that doesn’t make any of them look bad is probably the hardest thing to pull off with this game. I’m not saying they were perfect, but it had a very acceptable aesthetic blend. The lobby and different arenas showed the highest promise of graphics as they had a somewhat realistic look while maintaining the fact that it is a cartoon as well. A few of the maps had some interesting items, such as the broken Statue of Liberty on the Namek map.

Expectations

I’m looking forward to seeing a much larger roster than what was given on the closed beta. I already know it will as it didn’t have Yugi nor Light, both of which I was hoping to try out. Other than that, there seemed to be a bit of favoritism on Naruto and hope to see more anime’s having three character options, if not four. This roster literally has an unlimited amount of room for growth.

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The lobby system will need to more universal than the one they use in DragonBall FighterZ. Personally, I prefer to just have a simple menu list, but if I can party up and invite friends to join me, then that will work well enough.

Being able to customize my own character is likely the coolest aspect that I wasn’t expecting to see. Knowing it is there though makes me hope that I will be able to create an ultimate character with moves from DragonBall Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Deathnote, and Naruto.  Going into battle with moves from my top anime choices would be awesome!

Last thing to mention is the hope for a party mode. Since we can have up to three fighters on our team, I would love to be able to do the same as we do in DragonBall FighterZ and team up with a couple friends to form the ultimate fighting team! There was no spot in the lobby that mentioned it nor did I see it on any options menu, but that is one aspect that is worth implementing.

Conclusion

The closed beta for Jump Force was a lot of fun and brings a new style of fighting for players to enjoy. While I have yet to get used to the 3D arena, unlike many I faced online during the weekend, it is an element that I look forward to exploring further. Bringing together top characters from popular anime’s for a high intensity battle between each other is brilliant and this game is showing promise to be a suitable fit for the ultimate showdown.

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First Look at BEETLEJUICE in The New Broadway Musical and New Details

Beetlejuice is headed to Broadway in a new musical and today we have our first look at Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock) as the ghost with the most.

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The play is obviously based on Tim Burton’s classic 1988 film, which starred Michael Keaton in the title role. Keaton was amazing in the movie, but it should be fun to see how this musical turns out. When talking about Brightman’s portrayal of Beetlejuice, the director of the play, Alex Timbers, explained to EW that it will completely separate itself from what Keaton did 30 years ago. This is going to be a “younger, punkier” version of the character:

“One of the things I love about Alex is, not only is he a great theater performer, but he’s also a writer, so he brings a sensibility that can stand outside the performance. [His Beetlejuice] is definitely not a Michael Keaton impression. It’s his own. It’s filtered through the sensibility of Alex Brightman.”

The Beetlejuice play will tell the same story as the original film. But, it’s explained that the stage version will bring the character of Lydia Deetz to the center of the story. The macabre-obsessed teen who was played by Winona Ryder in the film, will be played on stage by 17-year-old Sophia Anne Caruso. The director explains:

“Refocusing the story on Lydia’s emotional journey, Lydia’s relationship to Beetlejuice — who were [both] more like secondary characters in the film — felt like a great way in. Beetlejuice and Lydia are both trickster figures, in a way. Certainly Beetlejuice is, but musical theater has a great history of con men as characters when you think about Bialystock and Bloom or Harold Hill in The Music Man, so it felt to me that the DNA of those two characters felt like great musical theater protagonists in the way they work off each other.”

Don’t worry, though. Beetlejuice will still have a big presence in the stage production, as he becomes an agent of chaos for the two families at the center of the story. Timbers goes on to compare the character to Marvel's Loki, who also enjoys to cause mischief:

“He’s one of those characters in film that that you can imagine breaking the fourth wall, and I think in theater, you want these characters that vibrate with life and can kick over the footlights and land in your lap. That’s Beetlejuice. He can directly address the audience. He can be an unreliable narrator. He can be a Loki figure, you know? He can be a god of chaos, and that’s really exciting.”

Timbers talked about how the production will pay tribute to the film, and even include several Easter eggs.

“The dinner party scene is in the show, but where it exists and how it functions and how the music functions is surprising. (Another film-to-stage tease: The musical will make a visit the Netherworld.) So there are Easter eggs from the film, and what I want to do is pass the sniff test for fans, but I want it to feel like its own surprising, exciting piece of theater.”

I love Beetlejuice and I’m excited and curious to see how this stage production plays out. The show starts on Sunday night in Washington, D.C., and will then make its way to Broadway in the spring. Hopefully, I get a chance to check it out!

Young Alfred Pennyworth and Thomas Wayne Have Been Cast in The PENNYWORTH Series and New Details Revealed

That Batman-spired Alfred Pennyworth series that Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller has been developing, Pennyworth, is moving forward and two actors have been cast in the lead roles. Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) is the actor set to take on the role of a much younger Alfred and Ben Aldridge (Our Girl) will take on the role of Thomas Wayne.

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Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire, Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London. These characters were created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Here’s a description of the title character that was provided:

Bannon’s Pennyworth is a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty; you’d never take him for an SAS killer. Alfred doesn’t know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become. He’s a man on the make, who doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.

I’m actually pretty excited for this show as it will tell an origin story for a fan-favorite Batman character that’s never really been explored before. Thanks to a previous report, we have some additional details on the series to share with you:

The series will find Alfred in London in his mid-20s in trying to find his way in the world. A former SAS member who ran highly classified missions for the British government, Alfred is trying to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he once was with the ruthless killer he was forced to become. Then series will see him try to reconcile his new age ambitions with the expectations of his father, a proud, stubborn and capable butler known as Mr. P, who,along with his wife, has spent his life in service of a wealthy family and hoped his son would do the same.

Some light is then shed on the major role Bruce's father Thomas Wayne will have in the series:

Alfred will find himself allied with Thomas through his work for a private security company when Thomas arrives in London in search of his sister, Patricia.. The two will be contemporaries, and the 20-something Wayne is said to be intelligent, deeply moral and idealistic, characteristics that Alfred will come to instill in Thomas’s orphaned son.

It was also revealed that Alfred and Thomas will be joined by two other main characters on their journey and that adventure will involve taking on the villainous Raven Society:

The series will see Alfred, Thomas and two of Alfred’s closest friends, Trinidadian Marcus “Bazza” Barrington and Scotsman Wallace “Dave Boy” MacDuff, take on the villainous Raven Society. Led by the mysterious Lord Hardwood and his sadistic henchwoman, Bet Sykes, the Raven Society will find themselves in what sounds like a season long game of cat-and-mouse with our heroes after Sykes abducts a dancer by the name of Esme Whitaker. The heroes will battle Hardwood and the corrupt London police force in an effort to rescue Whitaker and will have to come to trust one another to do so, setting the table for one of comics’ greatest relationships.

The 10-episode series is being produced by Warner Bros. TV and it will start shooting on October 22nd at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK. Pennyworth will premiere on Epix but there’s no specific date set yet.

Source: Deadline

Elizabeth Olsen Talks AVENGERS 4 and Says “It’s Only Going To Get Worse”

As you all know, the end of Avengers: Infinity War ended up being pretty tragic and sad as several unexpected characters ended up dying thanks to Thanos. One of those characters was Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch. Yeah, we all know they will all eventually comes back, but at what cost?

In the end characters will really die. There will be characters that we never see on the big screen again in a Marvel film. That what these events are all leading up to. During an appearance at ACE Comic-Con in Chicago this weekend, Olsen teased the bleak future for the the characters in Avengers 4 saying:

"It’s only going to get worse.”

Some information recently surfaced thanks to some Avengers 4 merchandise that teased an even great threat than Thanos. We don’t know who that threat could be, but the Avengers are going to be facing off with something that is going to rock their world even worse than Thanos, which seems pretty damn crazy.

At one point a fan suggested to Olsen that the vision of the dark future that she was put in Tony Stark's head in Age of Ultron could be what she was referring to, the actress said:

"I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s what could have happened if Ultron took over.  I’m not sure. I think it’s up to interpretation."

She added:

“It wasn’t something that I remember someone was saying that we’re going to go full circle to Infinity War — there wasn’t an Infinity War at that time [laughs]. But I think I always thought of it being what would happen if Ultron won. But I think it’s more interesting the way you’re thinking about it."

Tom Hiddleston, who was also present for the panel, countered that argument by saying: 

"Well, maybe Tony has got the long view." 

We’ll just have to wait and see how the story plays out. But one thing is for sure, Avengers 4 is going to end with real loss that some characters won’t be able to come back from.

Via: CB

The Original Writer of ALADDIN Slams Disney For Their Live-Action Remake

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The writer of Disney’s original animated film Aladdin, Terry Rossio, is not happy with the live-action remake that the studio is developing. The first teaser trailer for the film was released last week and it featured a lot of familiar elements from the original film. The fans were really happy with what they saw because the trailer did such a great job of tapping into the nostalgia of the fans.

So why is Rossio upset with Disney over it? Because he’s not getting any kind of compensation for the work that he did on the movie even though they are using the dialogue that he wrote. He slammed the Mouse House in a recent tweet saying:

John August (Big Fish) and Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) are being credited as the screenwriters for the new Aladdin film, but chances are the script is going to be super similar to the original movie.

I don’t know if Rossio or any of the other original writers will be credited for the work that they put into the story that will be used in the live-action film. Unfortunately Disney doesn’t legally owe them anything due to contracts. the writer explains:

Wow! All he was asking for was a pass and they said no! That’s crazy! That’s not asking much. It seems odd that the people who helped create the original classic Disney films wouldn't be able to receive some sort of perk for their work.

Do you think they should be compensated in some way?