The Gunslinger and Jake Chambers Meet in New Set Photos from THE DARK TOWER

Some more new photos have surfaced from the set of The Dark Tower, and they features photos of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain meeting up with Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers. This is our first look at Chambers, and the photos come from the New York City set. According to the report from Birth.Movies.Death, PAs were calling this the "First Meet.” Producer Ron Howard also posted a photo on Twitter of himself with Elba and director Nikolaj Arcel.

One of the first things I noticed besides the actors in the film were the present day setting and blue taxis, which is a different world that Jake lives in. This could be one of the worlds that Roland visited during his previous and forgotten adventures. The bag he’s carrying could very well be holding the Horn of Eld, which was previously teased by Stephen King. You can read more possible spoiler information on that here. We also get a better look at Elba’s costume, and it’s pretty badass looking. 

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The movie also stars Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg, whom you can see photos of here, Abbey Lee as Tirana, and Fran Kranz as Pimli. Katheryn Winnick is also in the film, and Jackie Earl Haley is the villain, Richard Sayre.

The Dark Tower is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and the first film is currently set to be released on February 17th, 2017. 

Watch: Independence Day Messages From John Oliver and SAUSAGE PARTY

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! My wish for you is that you're lounging by a pool or other body of water somewhere with a grill nearby, and you see this as you're lazily scrolling through your phone in between bites of BBQ.

Before you head back to polish off another burger, check out these two Independence Day-themed videos. The first is a web exclusive from Last Week Tonight, which features host John Oliver giving us a list of things we're missing out on because we asserted our independence from England. And the second is a PSA from Seth Rogen's character in his new animated movie Sausage Party that warns us not to murder any food items today. Sorry, dude...too late for that.

Enjoy your fireworks tonight!

Supercut: All The People Batman Killed in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Last summer, Mr. Sunday Movies created a video that counted all of the times Batman killed someone on film. But that was before Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters, a movie that really put the "dark" in "The Dark Knight." That movie's version of Batman burns a Bat symbol into the skin of criminals so they have a rougher time in prison. That Batman is living life on the edge, constantly seething and barely able to contain his ever-boiling rage.

Mr. Sunday Movies is back with a new video that narrows the kill count down to Batman v Superman itself. When you compare the final number here with the final number of kills Batman is responsible for across all of his other movies combined, I don't think you'll be too surprised by the results.

Stephen Amell Says He Was Misquoted on Flashpoint Affecting Next Season of ARROW

A communication breakdown is going to result in a lot of Arrow fans being upset. A couple months back it was reported that Arrow showrunners were not expecting the events of The Flash to have any impact on the upcoming season of Arrow despite The Flash showrunners saying it would be "Flashpoint." That news was then squashed by Stephen Amell himself saying, "Yes, it will affect the season."

Now it appears wires were crossed and someone was wrong in what they reported. Amell cleared the air on Facebook...

Yeah, I figured the initial report wouldn't be trumped by Amell. While I do think there was a miscommunication, I seem to recall stuff like this happening in the past with Amell and wouldn't be surprised if he himself stepped out of line in saying too much or perhaps didn't fully understand the question he was answering. Either way, this makes for disappointing news for Arrow fans as well as Flash fans!

J.K. Simmons Says He Wants to Bring Badassery to Commissioner Gordon

When J.K. Simmons was cast in Justice League, I had no doubt that he would give us one of the most awesome and hardcore versions of Commissioner Gordon ever put on screen. Then when those photos of him working out in the gym surfaced, they just confirmed my thoughts. 

During a recent interview with EW, the actor opened up about his vision of the character and shared what he wants to bring to the role, and one thing he wants to bring to Gordon is badassery:

“People of my generation remember Commissioner Gordon as this jolly, ineffectual Santa Claus type, and I think over the years in the comics there’s definitely much more of a badass side to him. One of the things that’s interesting to me is investigating hopefully a little bit more of that badass [side]…You’re living in a universe where it’s pretty tough to be a badass compared to somebody like Batman, but in the universe of non-superheroes I like the idea of Commissioner Gordon as a guy that can take care of himself, a guy that’s a real partner to Batman, not just a guy that turns on the bat signal and goes, ‘Help! Help, Batman!’”

Hell yeah! Seeing Gordon fight alongside Batman and kick some ass would be awesome! Even being able to kick ass on his own when Batman isn’t around. The guy is not only a great detective but also a skilled fighter who can hold his own. I can’t wait to see Simmons as Gordon in Justice League. It’s one of the main things from the film that I’m actually looking forward to. 

Justice League is set to be released in theaters on November 17th, 2017.

YOUNG JUSTICE Showrunner Gives Season 3 Update and Tells How You Can Support It!

So this just happened. For all you Young Justice Fans out there, one of the original showrunners, Greg Weisman, has some positive news for us. Previously, our own Mick Joest wrote about Netflix taking a look at the viewing numbers for a potential Young Justice Season 3, and now we have some additional pieces of info on how you can help make this a reality. On a recent episode of Kirblog, Weisman let us know that while he does work for Nickelodeon now and no longer Warner Brothers, he has had conversations with both parties (Warner Brothers and Netflix) and has a better understanding of where they are with reviving the show. The podcast is worth listening to and can be found here.

Weisman explains that in order to understand how we can make this happen, we have to understand why the show was cancelled in the first place. The actual budget of the show was paid for by Mattel in return for the toy licensing. The issue is that with the toy line failing, Mattel pulled their funding, and the show was left dead in the water. If we are able to generate revenue through different ways, then we can make this happen. As Weisman puts it, it would take a push from a few major organizations — Netflix, DC Comics, and Warner Brothers. He even provided us with a few different things we can do as fans to help make the movement happen:

A.      Binging on Netflix - This shows Netflix the series is wanted and if a 3rd season were released fans would eagerly watch.

B.      Buying new Young Justice DVDs/Blu-ray/on iTunes - This shows Warner Brothers and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment that financially, this is a viable product. Used copies would not go to Warner Brothers, so only purchasing new helps.

C.      Buying the E-Comics either on iTunes or Comixology – This shows DC Comics that there is an interest in this product and will help in conversations with Warner Brothers.

Even taking to Twitter, Weisman advises fans to use hashtags #KeepBingingYJ and #BuyYJBluRaysDVDs. We are closer than we have ever been before to a Young Justice Season 3. There are already plans and a story for the third season, they just need our support! I don’t know about you guys, but I could use another “Hello, Megan!” and I want to find out what happens to Wally after that finale! I just wonder if fans of the series will go out of their way to purchase it when they can stream it on Netflix for free. Only time will tell. #KeepBingingYJ

Adult Swim’s SAMURAI JACK Gets a Cool Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

Genndy Tartakovsky is bringing Samurai Jack back to life on Adult Swim. We got our first bloody look at the character recently, and now the network has released a must watch behind-the-scenes video that focuses on the return of the series, which is currently in production in Los Angeles.

The story follows Jack, a samurai who travelled through time with the quest to head back to where he came from and defeat the demon Aku. In a previous interview, Tartakovsky talked about the return of the series:

“I think through the years, after we finished Jack, almost every year it seems like Samurai Jack has gotten more and more popular and more and more people have seen it. I feel like it’s culminating to a fever pitch almost. I feel like it’s time to maybe finish the story."

We learn from the featurette that a lot has changed since the series finale. It’s explained that the new series does pick up elements from the original story, but it takes place many years later and a lot has changed. He wouldn't give any details, but he said the first episode would be a cool reveal. Tartakovsky also talked about making the series for Adult Swim vs. Cartoon Network:

"Making [Samurai Jack] for Adult Swim versus Cartoon Network, it's been a really big challenge. I didn't want to go full-on heads getting chopped off and blood spurting everywhere, but at the same time I wanted to...take advantage of some of those [opportunities.]"

The show is set to premiere later this year during Adult Swim's Toonami block. I can't wait to see Jack back in action and to finally see where the story goes from where the series left off back in 2004. 

Fantastic Extended TV Spot for Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON

Disney’s upcoming remake of their 1977 film Pete’s Dragon looks like an absolutely wonderful film, and today we have a new extended TV spot for you to check out. It includes a charming song being sung by Oakes Fegley, who plays Pete in the film, and it also features some great new footage from the film that includes Elliot the dragon. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing this movie. It looks like it’s going to be great.

David Lowery directed the film and it also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Craig Hall, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

The movie is set to be released on August 12th!

The First LEGEND OF KORRA Action Figure Is Here

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As far as I know, no official action figures have been released for the classic animated series The Legend of Korra, which is a bloody shame. I wonder why that is, you’d think they would just fly off the shelves. There have been a couple of statuettes, but that’s it.

Well, the first Legend of Korra figure is here. It features the main character Nendoroid Korra, and it comes from Good Smile Company. It’s a cool little figurine that has a cuteness factor, but I would much rather have a more traditional style action figure as this one only has only two kinds of poses. Maybe one day there will be a “real” Legend of Korra action figure line, but until that happens, this will have to tide you over. With the way the figure is proportioned, they should have given her a little baby belly like the kid version of the character in the animated series. I’ve included a video as a little reminder of what I'm talking about below the photos.

From Nickelodeon's "The Legend of Korra", the sequel to "Avatar: The Last Airbender" comes a Nendoroid of the main character, Korra! She has been shrunk down into cute Nendoroid size with a tough, confident expression that captures her personality and charm!
Korra can be displayed with her feet firmly grounded preparing herself for a battle, or instead jumping through the air with special bending effect parts! Her hair is fitted with joints and the effect parts each have their own stands that can be moved around to suit various different poses!

You can currently pre-order the item at Good Smile’s online store for 4,444 yen, which is around $43.35 in the US. 

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