The Full Trailer For Marvel’s IRON FIST Season 2 Unleashes The Fury

I'm not the biggest fan of what Marvel has been doing with Iron Fist on Netflix. But, today we've got a full trailer for Season 2 for you to watch and it looks a lot better than I was expecting. Sure, it's a trailer and the purpose of them is to make movies and TV shows look good, and it succeeds in that. It has yet to be seen if the upcoming story that Season 2 will tell will actually be good.

The new season will find Danny Rand (Finn Jones) at the mercy of his former friend Davos, a.k.a. The Steel Serpent (Sacha Dhawan). The trailer is packed full of action and also gives us a few glimpses of The Daughters of the Dragon (Simone Missick and Jessica Henwick), as well as Typhoid Mary (Alice Eve).

Here's the synopsis that was released for the second season:

Iron Fist Season 2 features Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as he fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Season 2 furthers the transformation of Danny , a character with a fish out of water coming of age story making his way in a harsh new world, battling to work out who he is. This season, Dann y has promised that with Matt Murdock gone, he will step up and protect his city. But a sinister plot twist threatens his very identity and he must conquers his villains to protect the town and people he holds close to his heart.

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2 is set to premiere on September 7th, 2018. 

MoviePass is Facing a Class-Action Lawsuit From Shareholders

It’s no secret that MoviePass is in deep doo-doo. The last month or so has featured several blunders with the most recent one involving resubscribing people who had canceled their service. Needless to say, customers aren’t happy with the company. However, it’s not just the customers that are angry. After reporting a loss of $126.6 million for the recent quarter, shareholders of MoviePass’ parent company Helios and Matheson (HMNY) are filing a class action lawsuit against the company. With stock down to $0.05 each, Jeffrey Braxton filed the suit against HMNY’s CEO Ted Farnsworth and CFO Stuart Benson touting:

MoviePass’ business model was not sustainable because there was no reasonable basis to believe MoviePass could monetize the model to a degree that could be maintained before being too buried in debt to survive.

False and misleading statements or material omissions … caused the damages suffered by [Braxton] and the other class embers.

You can read the full suit if you so desire, and how long do you think before MoviePass is officially dead?

Source: Deadline

Just in Case You Didn’t Know There Will Be Predator Dogs in THE PREDATOR

It looks like director Shane Black's The Predator will include Predator Hounds! The big reveal came from Funko's line of POP! figures for the film. One of the figures also features Jacob Trembley's young character wearing a Predator mask. I'm not sure why he's wearing the mask or even if it will somehow play into the story, but we'll just have to wait and see. 

As for the Predator Hounds, there was a different version of dog-like Predators in the Robert Rodriguez-produced film Predators, but these look much more like Predator-type creatures. What do you think about the upcoming movie involving these Predator dogs?

The full lineup of POP! figures include:

  • The titular creature with a one-in-six Chase, a Super Predator (in case the Predator wasn’t sufficiently terrifying) and a Predator Hound with a one-in-six Chase.
  • A highly colorful heat vision version of a Predator Hound is available as an Amazon exclusive.
  • Rory wearing a Predator mask is available as a Funko Shop exclusive.
  • A chrome version of the Predator is available at FYE.
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From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

The movie stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson, This is Us), Keegan-Michael Key, and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica).

Director Shane Black co-wrote the script with his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker, and it will be released in theaters on September 14, 2018.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

DIABLO III Is Heading To The Switch This Year

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Remember when Blizzard posted a tweet of a Diablo-themed nightlight being switched on and off? As soon as the tweet was published, people began speculating on whether the developer is suggesting the possibility of Diablo III heading to the Switch. As it turns out, people were right. 

Yesterday, Forbes accidentally published an article, that has since been deleted, confirming the news of Diablo III Eternal Collection on the Nintendo Switch. According to the post, the Switch collection will include the original game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and everything that has been released so far. 

Moreover, the Switch version of the game will feature a multiplayer mode that will have a variety of configurations including four-player local co-op using the same Switch, four-player local co-op on separate Switches, and an online co-op. 

Diablo III on the Switch will serve as the first Blizzard game on a Nintendo system in the last 15 years. The game will cost players $59.99 and will be released later this year. 

What are your thoughts on Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch? 

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David Harbour on Taking Risks With STRANGER THINGS Season 3 and Teases Hopper’s Story

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While we all impatiently wait for Stranger Things to return to Netflix, we have a few new comments from David Harbour to share with you in which he talks about what we can expect from Season 3. He shares the fact that they are all out of their comfort zone this season and teases a few things regarding Hopper's story arc. While talking to THR, the actor said:

"Certainly, acting is my favorite thing to do — but acting on this material with this group of people is just beyond. The scripts are really great this year. And in the new directions that we're going, all of us are taking a lot of risks. We're all a little bit out of our comfort zone."

As the interview continued, Harbour went on to tease the scope of the series and how it has continued to expand in Season 3. He also offers a little insight into Hopper's story arc.

"I wish I could characterize the season, but to me it's so big. For example, did you find last season to be darker? There were certainly elements of it that were scary, but I thought there was also a lot of fun, a lot of joy and a lot of silliness, with Steve being a dad and the kids as Ghostbusters. Just taking my story, for example, it's fun to see Hopper having adopted Eleven. She's become legitimized in the society, in the world of Hawkins. And he's a father now. He's raising a teenage daughter, with all that that entails. So I think that can be pretty funny to see his inadequacies in all of this."

It was previously reported that Stranger Things Season 3 would be the most ambitious season yet and that it was influenced by the films of John Carpenter, so that's exciting! 

We don't know much about the plot of Season 3, but Shawn Levy previously revealed that the third season would take place one year after the second season, so that would set it during the summer of 1985. He also teased the relationships of the teen characters. When the story picks up Eleven and Mike will be a couple as will Lucas and Max. He also said that Steve Harrington will have a bigger role in the story this time around and that Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg's film Back to the Future will be a reference in the upcoming season.

Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max.

Stranger Things Season 3 is set to arrive on Netflix in the Summer of 2019.

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne Featured in First Photo From Amazon’s THE AERONAUTS

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Amazon Studios has released the first photo from their upcoming feature film The Aeronauts, which stars Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). The two previously worked together on The Theory of Everything, and this next project looks and sounds great! 

The story revolves around a young widow and a scientist who embark on a journey to fly higher in a hot air balloon than anyone ever has. 

The film is being directed by Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) from a script written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, WonderRadioactive). Here's the synopsis:

Set in 1862, THE AERONAUTS follow wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other - and themselves - that help them find their place in the world they have left behind. 

Producer Todd Lieberman went on to say that they will be doing as much real hot air ballooning as possible and that the photo you see above was taken after the two actors soared to 2,000 feet in the air!

"A top priority for us on The Aeronauts is authenticity. With that in mind, we intend to do as much balloon filming in the sky as the weather will allow. This image was taken after we launched Felicity and Eddie 2,000 feet in the air, performing their scripted scene, while a helicopter captured it all.  We’re fortunate that Felicity and Eddie have the nerve to do these stunts themselves as it authenticates our entire approach."

The movie also stars Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Anne Reid (The Last Tango in Halifax), Rebecca Front (The Thick of It), Vincent Perez (Riviera), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones), Phoebe Fox (The Hollow Crown) and Himesh Patel.

Jerry Seinfeld Weighs in on James Gunn’s Controversial Jokes and Chris Pratt Opens Up About His Feelings on Gunn Being Fired

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is a pretty blunt guy when it comes to comedy and political correctness. That's one of the reasons why I like him so much. He doesn't care what anyone thinks about his point of view on the world. 

During a recent interview with the New York Times, Seinfeld weighed in on the controversy surrounding James Gunn be fired over his inappropriate jokes that resurfaced. He ended up comparing it to what happened with Roseanne. As you'll see, Seinfeld has a very different take on the matter.

"I didn’t read the jokes, but if they’re jokes, it doesn’t matter. I guess Roseanne Barr thought she was being funny, but it wasn’t funny — and if it’s offensive and not funny, then it’s not a joke. But any comedian that doesn’t understand that dynamic, you’re finished anyway."

He went on to explain that even if a joke is offensive he's not apologizing for it because it's a joke:

"No. Jokes are not real. People assume that when you say something that you believe it. It’s purely comedic invention. You know, I do this whole bit about Pop-Tarts and how much I love them. I don’t love Pop-Tarts. It’s just funny. It’s funny to say it, so I say it."

As for why you won't see Seinfeld making any jokes on Twitter, he doesn't see the point because there's no payoff.

"I don’t hear the laugh. Why waste my time? It’s a horrible performing interface. I can’t think of a worse one. I always think about people that write books. What a horrible feeling it must be to have poured your soul into a book over a number of years and somebody comes up to you and goes, 'I loved your book,' and they walk away, and you have no idea what worked and what didn’t. That to me is hell. That’s my definition of hell."

He makes a great point there. Anyway, on the other end of the spectrum, Chris Pratt recently opened up about Gunn being fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and how it's affecting him and the cast. This is what he said to Star Tribune:

"It's not an easy time. We all love James and he's a good friend of ours, but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy. It's a complicated situation for everybody. And you know, we just want to move forward and do what's right and be the best people we can be."

The last we heard, Disney is standing firm behind their decision in Firing Gunn and they will not rehire him.

What do you all think about Seinfeld's comments?

There’s a DUNE Tabletop RPG Coming That Will Draw From The Full Scope of the DUNE Franchise

For those of you who are fans of the Dune franchise and you're into tabletop gaming, we've got some exciting news for you! Legendary Entertainment and Herbert Properties LLC is developing a Dune tabletop RPG!

According to the press release, Gale Force Nine will produce the original tabletop games "drawing from the full scope of the Dune franchise—spanning the many publications from Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson—along with multiple direct tie-ins with Legendary’s highly anticipated film from director Denis Villeneuve."

It's pretty cool that the whole thing will also tie into the upcoming film that Villeneuve is currently developing. It's explained that there's a full range of tabletop games, including board and miniatures games that are slated to be released just prior to Legendary’s theatrical release of Dune in 2020. In addition, GF9 plans to align with other game companies in numerous categories and formats in the future.

Jamie Kampel, Vice President of Licensing & Partnerships for Legendary had this to say in a statement:

"Gale Force Nine has consistently demonstrated a skill and passion for building successful tabletop game series alongside category leading partners and we are thrilled to announce this exciting addition to the Dune licensing program. Legendary looks forward to a fun and meaningful contribution to this revered legacy property."

JohnPaul Brisigotti, CEO of Gale Force Nine, added:

"This is only the beginning of our big plans in tabletop for this captivating franchise. Dune is a rich and wonderful universe, and we expect to produce an equally expansive and inspired line of games for years to come.
"With this master license, we are excited to collaborate with our peers and leverage their unique expertise to realize a complete spectrum of game types and authentic experiences."

Before the Dune tabletop games are released there will be a series of other games coming out from this partnership in late 2019 which includes a tabletop role-playing game from Modiphius, publisher of celebrated games such as Star Trek Adventures, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Conan, Mutant Chronicles, Achtung! Cthulhu, and Tales from the Loop.

Are you excited about the Dune tabletop RPG that is being developed?

Tom Cruise is Rumored to Be Up For The Role of Hal Jordan in GREEN LANTERN CORPS

Could Tom Cruise end up playing Hal Jordan in DC's Green Lantern Corps? Well, according to a new rumor, the Warner Bros. want the actor for the role! But, there's one condition he is said to have before he does it.

According to Heroic Hollywood, "the current script calls for Hal Jordan to die which Cruise is against. The actor is asking for this part of the script to be changed before he takes the gig."

That's right. Tom Cruise wants Hal Jordan to live if he takes the role. Obviously, he'd like the option of coming back to the role if any sequels that are made. 

This wouldn't be the first time that Cruise's name has been attached to the role. Back in 2017, he was included on a shortlist of other actors that included Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

It looks like maybe the studio has zoned in Cruise. It makes sense if they are. After all, his latest film Mission: Impossible - Fallout was a huge hit. Now, I'm a big fan of Tom Cruise, but it's hard to imagine him in the role of Hal Jordan. He wouldn't be my first choice to take the part. But, if they do end up casting him, obviously it'll be interesting to see what his vision of the character is.

Green Lantern Corps is currently being written by Geoff Johns and as far as the plot goes, all we know is that it will focus on Hal Jordan and John Stewart, which is what I think most fans expected. 

Green Lantern Corps is one of a ton of DC projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. along with The Batman, The Flash, The New Gods, Man of Steel 2, Nightwing, Gotham City Sirens, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Booster Gold, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Blackhawk, and two Joker films.

What do you all think about the possibility of Tom Cruise playing Hal Jordan?

Disney Will Not Rehire James Gunn For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3

After a strong push by the fans and the cast to get James Gunn back on board to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Disney is standing firm in their decision and will not rehire Gunn.

As you all know, Gunn was fired by Disney shortly after some old tasteless and offensive jokes resurfaced thanks to an alt-right agitator. Fans thought there was a glimmer of hope when word got out that Marvel Studios was trying to persuade Disney to bring him back on. But, it turns out that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stands by the studio’s decision to not bring Gunn back.

According to Variety, "Gunn and his UTA reps pushed hard for him to be given a second chance, and Horn decided to take a courtesy meeting on Tuesday to clear the air and see if there was a possibility of Gunn returning to the franchise. Though the meeting was described as civil and professional, sources say that Horn stood by his decision to not reinstate Gunn as director."

According to an inside source, Feige was "out of town" and unable to attend that meeting. When Feige gets back into town, Disney and Marvel will continue the search for a new director to replace Gunn. Whoever is brought in will likely take the script that Gunn wrote and "put a polish on it in order to add their stamp to the project."

I'm not a big fan of this news. It makes me sad. But, life goes on and the film will get made without Gunn. I'm not worried about Gunn, though, he'll be fine. he's getting a ton of other film project offers and I'll be looking forward to seeing what he does next!