ThinkGeek is at it again trying to make you "that guy" at the workplace. It's not like you care about all that, though! I for one would love to own this Borg Cube coffee cup, but don't think I drink enough coffee to justify it. If you do, it's only about thirteen bucks! Not bad considering you're wielding the ultimate power of the Borg. All that power aside, it isn't dishwasher or microwave safe, so keep that in mind!
It looks like the SyFy Channel is getting ready to start promoting their upcoming Superman-inspired series Krypton. Screenwriter David Goyer previously talked about the series saying that the story is set 200 years before Man of Steel takes place, "before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized." It follows "the Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known."
There's a teaser trailer for the series that has been developed, and thanks to IGN we have a description of what it entails. A pilot for the series was just ordered, and there has been footage shot just for this teaser, but it seems to nicely set up the series and it sounds like it could get fans excited for what's to come. Here's the description of the promo:
The teaser begins in space, and we see the familiar House of El "S" symbol, backed by green. As the camera continues through space, a voice over begins to ask what remains when a civilization dies, pondering if their art and culture are remembered after it’s all gone. As we hear these words, it becomes clear we are flying through the debris from Krypton after it has blown up. We see some green rocks, indicating Kryptonite, hurtling past.
As the camera speeds up through space, we hear the voice over note that while the death of a civilization means great loss, “This is not the story of how our world died. This is the story of how we lived.”
We then see a quick montage of images set on Krypton, which seemed to be taken from the early scenes in Man of Steel, including some of the creatures seen in that film. We also see a couple of Kryptonian characters facing off (a man and woman), in what looks to be footage shot just for the teaser – no one has been cast in the pilot as yet, so these are likely not all indicative of how the final characters will look or who will play them.
The promo ends saying that Krypton will be coming in 2017. I don't know if SyFy will ever release this footage as it screened recently at the NBC Universal upfronts advertising event. I'm looking forward to seeing how the series turns out, though! There's a lot of potential and a lot of things the creative team can play with in telling this story.
It’s been rumored that the man sometimes known as The Rock is being sought after for the role of the Doc Savage when director Shane Black finally gets around to making it. And like most confirmations for his work schedule Dwayne Johnson may have just dropped the latest bomb on his Instagram account.
A photo posted by therock (@therock) on May 15, 2016 at 6:46pm PDT
Showing off his workspace Johnson talks about what he has in front of him – including contracts that need signing, a pick-me-up drink and “outline for a cool movie I’ll make in 2017 (with director Shane Black).”
Seeing as Black’s next project is the Predator remake / reboot which starts shooting this year and is set to drop in theaters in 2017 could this be the long-awaited Doc Savage film? Many people out there seem to think so. And The Rock does have the right physique and comedic timing to play the pulp-era hero.
We’ll keep checking back on this until something concrete comes around but I’m willing to believe that we’ll see The Rock as the Doc.
Deadpool proved that you don’t need to be a mainstream X-Men film to bring in audiences and FOX may have taken notice on that as an X-Force film may be closer to reality than we think.
While talking to Fandango, director Bryan Singer said that the studio is already big on the film getting made and Simon Kinberg (producer and screenwriter on the recent X-Men films) is already hard at work on the script.
The usual comic book lineup includes already introduced characters like Deadpool, Colossus and Psylocke. It’s unlikely that Wolverine will be showing up despite being a regular teammate as Hugh Jackman will be hanging up the claws after 2017’s Wolverine solo film.
But Singer has a plan for that already as he lobbied for X-23 (a female clone made from Wolverine’s DNA) to be in the film:
I have discussed that with the studio. I actually initially pitched the X-Force and the female.
That wouldn’t be too shabby of an idea as X-23 might be able to pick up the ball that Wolverine put down when Jackman retires from playing the character.
And much like how a Deadpool / X-Men crossover could happen if done the right way, Singer confirmed that a crossover between the two X-teams is very much a possibility:
But it has to be done right. Anytime you throw all these characters together to hit a start date, it can make a lot of money, but it can also be a clusterfuck. To me, it has to be done with a lot of care. These things can get overwhelming, and if a character doesn’t belong in a movie, don’t use him. If the tone can still maintain itself, I’m all for it. What I’m not for is throwing a bunch of characters together and hoping it works.
Until that day comes though we have X-Men: Apocalypse which comes out in theaters May 27.
It's been released and re-released, and now it's getting released again. While Batman: Return To Arkham is essentially the compilation release of Rocksteady's 2 award-winning Batman games...read more on Gametyrant
San Fransisco Comic Con has released the official poster for their upcoming event. It's a charming, Norman Rockwell-inspired piece that was created by artist Julian Tedesco. The poster includes Rey, BB-8, Conan, Deadpool, and Batman, a quartet of heroes who seem to be singing their hearts out.
San Fransisco Comic Con takes place from September 2-4, and for more information on the geek event, click here. I've never been to this convention, but I think I might try to attend this year. I love San Fransisco, and it will give me an excuse to go!
A new trailer for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters has dropped and it’s a step in a MUCH better direction.
Like many, I love Ghostbusters and wish we’d have gotten a third film with the proper cast, but it didn’t happen. With the death of Harold Ramis it’s just not possible. I wish there’d been some connecting tissue with the original film instead of pretending it never happend. I hated everything about the original plot breakdown that we published well over a year ago. Even though I have my doubt I love the cast and I like the director so I’m going in with as much of an open mind as possible.
I still don’t love everything I’ve seen, but this feels a lot better to me than that last trailer.
It’s hard to believe that one day Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic book series will come to an end. It’s been around for so long, and the stories for the characters just keep getting deeper and deeper and more intense. It’s good to know that it’s all leading somewhere, though. the writer and creator recently revealed that he knows exactly how the series will end.
During a recent Reddit AMA to promote his upcoming series Outcast, a fan asked Kirkman if he already had an end for The Walking Dead planned out in his head. This was Kirkman’s response:
"Yes, but y'know... It's not happening for a long, LOOOOOONG time."
Why is this brief comment important? Because any good storyteller knows that knowing your ending is important. It’s what guides the story. Starting a story with no end in mind can be disastrous. That’s exactly what happened with the TV series Lost. The creators and writers of that show had no idea how they would end it! This tells us that Kirkman is going to give fans the solid ending they deserve when it finally comes to that point in the distant future.
There’s a lot of fan speculation out there that the series will end with Carl Grimes leading a group of people into a hopeful future. But no one knows for sure. During the same Q&A Kirkman teased Rick’s death. When asked if Rick would ever die, Kirkman responded, “eventually.”
We know Rick’s death is inevitable, we just don’t know exactly when or how it will happen. For a man of his stature, I hope he goes out in a powerful way that matters. I can’t help but think he will gloriously and selflessly go out sacrificing himself for someone he loves.
How would you want to see The Walking Dead come to an end?
Here's a fantastically entertaining video that features Margot Robbie recreating Patrick Bateman’s morning routine scene from the cult favorite film American Psycho. The parody video is a shot-for-shot recreation that was perfectly executed by directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, the filmmaking team behind Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4. It was released by Vogue and fans of Robbie and American Psycho are sure to enjoy it.
What does it take to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading ladies? Australian-born Margot Robbie has an idea: for starters, a studied beauty routine so precise it borders on psychopathic. See the 25-year-old discuss the importance of being born with a six-pack and the beautifying powers of placenta cream in this American Psycho–spoofing original short directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost.
One of my favorite parts of the video includes a shot of a fake script for a movie called Harley Quinn v Harley Davidson, written by Akiva Goldsman. This obviously isn't real, but I'd be interested in seeing that film! I also included the original scene from American Psycho with Christian Bale for you to watch below if you want to compare the two.
I've got a trailer for you to watch for an indie sci-fi film called 2307: Winter's Dream. The movie is like a post-apocalyptic Mad Max film only this one is set on a frozen wasteland. The movie was written and directed by the Academy Award-nominated writer of Blue Valentine, Joey Curtis. The story follows a soldier who is sent on a mission to hunt down the leader of a humanoid rebellion. It's a high concept story, and it looks like the creative team who made the film pulled off something pretty awesome. Here's the synopsis:
The year is 2307 A.D. The earth is frozen over and virtually uninhabitable. The manmade Chimeric Virus wiped out over 75% of the population. The remaining humans live underground, unable to survive the sub-arctic temperatures. With no “man power,” scientists bio-engineered Humanoids that possess great strength, speed, and tolerance to extreme cold. A rogue humanoid named ASH-393 escapes from captivity and threatens to lead a humanoid rebellion against mankind. Arizona Federation leader, General Trajan, sends an elite team of Spartan 7 soldiers to hunt down and terminate ASH. Decorated veteran humanoid killer, Commander Bishop, will lead the team and face his greatest foe.
2307: Winter's Dream is currently seeking distribution at Cannes Film Festival. I'm sure it will eventually be released in some form, and I'm definitely interested in checking it out.