Warner Bros. Sets a Release Date For The DC Film BIRDS OF PREY

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Warner Bros. has a released date set for their upcoming DC film Birds of Prey. It will be released in theaters on February 7th, 2020.

The film is being directed by Cathy Yan and Margot Robbie is reprising her role as Harley Quinn. There are also several actresses in the mix to join Robbie in the film and fill the role of Huntress, Black Canary, Renee Montoya, and Batgirl. Some of those actresses include Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), and Justina Machado (Six Feet Under).

The movie is also being developed by writer Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) and it's being developed as an R-rated film that Robbie previously described as a "girl gang film". She explained;

"I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.’ Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."

This is also the rumored plot synopsis that found its way online:

After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord."

Warner Bros. seems excited about this movie and so far I’ve liked what I’ve heard. We still don’t really know what to expect from the film, but as a fan of these characters, I’m hoping for the best.

Source: Deadline

Mel Gibson is Set To Write and Direct a Remake of THE WILD BUNCH

Regardless of what you think about Mel Gibson as a person, the guy is an extremely talented director that has made one great film after another. According to Deadline, his next film project is a remake of the classic 1969 western The Wild Bunch! He is set to direct the film from a script that he will co-write with Bryan Bagby.

I’m a big fan of the original film and I guess it was only a matter of time before it got remade. Warner Bros. has been trying to get the project off the ground for years. I guess if anyone is going to do it and do it right, it’s Mel Gibson. I normally don’t care for remakes, but I can’t help but be a little excited to see how Gibson handles this movie.

The Wild Bunch follows an aging group of outlaws who are looking for one last big score “as the traditional American West is disappearing around them and the industrial age is taking over. They are pursued by a posse led by a former partner they double crossed.”

The original film was considered to be crazy violent back in the day and is now considered a western film masterpiece. The movie starred Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez and Ben Johnson. That was such a great cast and I can’t wait to see that ensemble cast that Gibson brings together for his film!

Gibson is currently prepping to direct Mark Wahlberg in the WWII Navy drama Destroyer. He will start work on The Wild Bunch after that.

What do you think about Gibson directing a remake of The Wild Bunch?

“Sexy” HANDMAID’S TALE Costume Pulled After Backlash

Halloween is known for being a time of year for people to create “sexy” costumes of virtually anything. The Handmaid’s Tale is a heavy show about a society where women are constantly abused in just about every way imaginable including sexually. It just got the sexy Halloween treatment from Yandy and it did not go over well. In fact, it went so poorly that Yandy has pulled the costume from their site and issued the following apology on their site:

Yandy always has stood, and will continue to stand, at the forefront of encouraging our customers to “Own Your Sexy”. We support our customers being comfortable in their skin, regardless of who they are or what they choose to wear. Our corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment, and gender empowerment overall.

Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that our “Yandy Brave Red Maiden Costume” is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment. This is unfortunate, as it was not our intention on any level. Our initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image.

Given the sincere, heartfelt response, supported by numerous personal stories we’ve received, we are removing the costume from our site.

This is just the latest example of a company being highly insensitive and not understanding the source of their “inspiration.” I’m sure there will be plenty more as time goes by. My only question is, what made them think it was a good idea in the first place? You can still see pictures of what the costume would’ve looked like in some tweets including this one:

Chevy Chase Rips Into SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and Bashes The Hell Out of It

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I’ll be honest, I don’t find Saturday Night Live really that funny these days. I loved watching the show back in the 90s and I enjoyed all of the earlier seasons prior to that. It was just filled with all kinds of hilarious humor that today’s world probably wouldn’t find funny these days due to how much more sensitive people are now.

There are skits in those early years and even in the 90s and early 2000s that would never, in a million years, fly today. These days people feel they need to be careful what they joke about and in my opinion, nothing really funny comes from playing it safe. Comedy isn’t about playing it safe! But that’s the world that we live in now.

Chevy Chase, who is one of the original SNL cast members, recently gave an interview in which he completely torn into the series and how its not funny. In fact, he says it’s “the worst fucking humor in the world.” He just goes off on the show and his rant is pretty enjoyable. If you’re not a fan of the current SNL series, you’ll enjoy this. He told The Washington Post:

“First of all, between you and me and a lamppost, jeez, I don't want to put down Lorne or the cast, but I'll just say, maybe off the record, I'm amazed that Lorne has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn't fucking believe it. That means a whole generation of shitheads laughs at the worst fucking humor in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse shit than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.”

He went on to say that when he was on the show he enjoyed the time he spent on it, but that after he left it just went down hill:

“I'd have to say, that after the first two years, it went downhill. Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess. That's a horrible thing to say. But certainly I never had more fun. I really loved it and enjoyed it. I didn't see the same fun thing happening to the cast the next year.”

Hey, at least he’s honest! Chevy Chase was extremely funny back in the day. I absolutely loved his comedy style! But, he doesn’t do much these days. It’s always fun when he comes out with some kind of rant like this, though.

Do you agree with Chevy Chase’s opinion on SNL? Do you still enjoy watching it or does it just not do it for you anymore?

What Happened To Telltale Games?

Last Friday, Telltale Games made the shocking announcement that the studio is undergoing a major closure that will result in 200 people losing their jobs. Several reports from Telltale employees revealed that people were asked to leave the building within 30 minutes after the news was announced.

One of the developers who was asked to leave was Emily Grace Buck, who previously held the role as narrative designer. In a recent tweet she posted, Buck revealed that Telltale employees were given 3 hours to return to the building and retrieve their things the day after the studio announced its closure.

The studio’s CEO, Pete Hawley revealed that the studio suffered from an “incredibly difficult year,” and while Telltale is proud of all the games they have released so far, sales weren’t enough to keep the company from running. As for the upcoming projects and current games, it seems that most titles such as Telltale’s Stranger Things are canceled indefinitely.

Telltale’s most popular game so far is The Walking Dead, which is currently in its final season, with the first episode already released. The second episode is due on Tuesday, but it is unknown if Telltale will continue to publish all episodes, but promised to announce specific details in the coming weeks.

Reports claimed that the first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Minecraft were both successful concerning sales. However, every single game that followed after lost the studio a significant amount of money. Out of all the games released so far, The Batman Game is reportedly the worst performing title released by Telltale.

What do you think about Telltale’s sudden closure? Will we ever see the end of Clementine’s story?

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Netflix Orders Family Sitcom Starring Sean Astin and Melissa Joan Hart

Netflix continues to grow its original content roster. This time they’re going for a family sitcom called No Good Nick and it will star Melissa Joan Hart as Liz and Sean Astin as Ed. I am very excited to see Astin come back to life on Netflix after his tragic death in Stranger Things as Bob. I’m also interested to see how Hart does in the role. Siena Agudong will star as the title character Nick, and Kalama Epstein and Lauren Lindsey Donzis will be Liz and Ed’s daughters. Here’s a little synopsis:

Hart will play Liz, a type-A career mom who’s married to Astin’s Ed, a lovable, dorky “fun dad.” They welcome Nick into their home before realizing she’s a con artist who has a secret agenda.

Sounds like it could be fun, but Netflix has said that there will be “elements of serialized drama” throughout the show. No Good Nick was created by David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan with Andy Fickman directing. Production has started so I would imagine we can expect to see it in 2019.

Source: THR

Wonderful Animated Short Film ONE SMALL STEP Tells The Story of a Young Girl Who Dreams of Being an Astronaut

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"For those who support our dreams."

I’ve got a wonderful animated short film here for you to watch called One Small Step. It tells the charming story of a young girl who dreams of being an astronaut. The short follows her throughout her life and puts a focus on the relationship that she has with her father. It’s actually quite an emotional journey and if your feeling sensitive today, you might just shed a tear while watching this. I absolutely love the story that this short told as this girl does everything she can to turn her dream into a reality. If you want a little happiness in your life today watch this short!

Rich Moore Provides a Flawed Argument as to Why Leia is Not Included in the WRECK IT RALPH 2 Princess Scene

One of the most talked about scenes that we’ve seen from Ralph Breaks the Internet is the scene were Vanellope meets the Disney Princesses in the trailer. I enjoy watching these clips and am excited to see all the context surrounding them. Apparently, people are wondering why Princess Leia isn’t among the group of princesses. Co-director Rich Moore gave an answer to a group of journalists that went something like this:

We decided... I mean there are a lot of princesses that are from Disney movies that are not part of the canonized Disney princesses, you know, and I don’t know how they’re chosen. I don’t know how it goes on. I think it’s kinda like the Vatican where smoke comes out of a chimney. ‘And Moana is now a Disney princess.’ So we decided we’re going to use the canonized group of princesses, known as the Disney Princesses. Not that we don’t love Princess Leia and Kida [from Atlantis: The Lost Empire] and Meg [from Hercules] and Esmerelda [from The Hunchback Of Notre Dame]. But we decided we’re going to go with the official Disney princesses.

There are problems with his answer. Before I explain what those are though, I want it to be clear that I agree with Pixar to not include Leia. I just don’t agree with Moore’s response. Moore’s response states that there is a canonized group of princesses that they wanted to use for the film. It is true that such a list exists. However, there are only 11 members of said canon group and there are 14 princesses not including Vanellope in the room. That means that three women in that room don’t belong. Those three are Anna, Elsa, and Moana. You can go to the official Disney Princess website and see that these three women are not on the list. So, using Moore’s argument either he has to kick those three out, or he has no argument.

Like I said earlier, I do agree that Leia should not be included in this scene. Co-writer Pamela Ribon shared what I consider to be a better argument for not including Leia and it’s the same stance that I and I’m sure many others have.

I really thought of the princesses that walk through Disneyland as the Disney Princesses, Disney animation specifically, you know, because that’s where I feel like Vanellope is of this house, and she gets to stand next to the same princesses that this building made... I wouldn’t have thought in this room you’d have Princess Leia because she didn’t seem like who Vanellope was talking to in that version.

Leia shouldn’t be included because she wasn’t created as an animated princess in a Disney film. That being said, they really should’ve included Princess Eilonwy and Kida. Do you think Leia should’ve been included in the princess group? Are you shocked to learn there are only 11 Disney Princesses?

Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theaters November 21, 2018.

Source: CinemaBlend

Adam Warlock Easter Egg Discovered in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

Another day another Easter egg discovered in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! These films are just loaded with Easter eggs and it’s so cool that fans are still discovering stuff!

I know that there was the big Adam Warlock tease during one of the post-credits scenes of the film, but there was a nod made to the character earlier in the that you may have missed that I thought was pretty cool!

You can see the Easter egg pointed out to you below:

Another Easter Egg by Adam Warlock in the Guardians of the Galaxy? from r/marvelstudios

As you can see in the background of the Guardians' opening mission in the film you can see a statue of what looks like Adam Warlock's Karmic Staff. I don’t know about you, but It’s pretty clear to me.

Unfortunately, James Gunn isn’t around on Twitter anymore to confirm or deny it. I miss the days when he would chime in to talk about this stuff! Just thought this was a fun Easter eggs that some of you might want to see. Did you already catch this?

Devlover Digital Offers Help To Port RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 To The PC

A few days ago, Rockstar Games officially announced the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2 called Red Dead Online that is set to launch this November. Unfortunately, it seems that the game will only come to consoles and PC players won’t be able to take part in it. Now, Devlover Digital offers its lending hand to possibly help Rockstar Games bring the game to the PC.

Not long after the initial announcement of Red Dead Online, Devolver Digital, known by their games such as Broforce and Enter the Gungeon, has offered its services to bring the game to the PC. In a tweet released by the studio, Devolver expressed their interest to help by saying, “Hello, we’d like to publish your new cowboy game on the PC.”

Currently, Rockstar Games has not responded to the tweet, but it is unlikely that they would accept the offer. It is worth remembering that GTA V was initially released on consoles before coming to the PC with several enhancements and has since become a best-seller.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on October 26, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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