What you are about to witness is perhaps the epitome of extreme fandom. The Save Point Guild has made a 13-minute video explaining the nuances of Rick and Morty just to prove that a fan favorite character who died isn't dead after all! It's absolutely insane! It's also super cool, because he brings a lot of science and points out a lot of stuff in Rick and Morty that I used to think was just mumbo jumbo.
I hope at the very least if this guy is right or wrong, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland make some mention of him in the upcoming season! Seriously, I don't know whether to be impressed or sad at the amount of thought that went into this!
British writer/producer/actor Stephen Merchant is best known for creating comedies like The Office, Life's Too Short, and HBO's underrated gem Hello Ladies, but now he's secured his highest-profile acting job yet: he'll appear opposite Hugh Jackman in the upcoming superhero film Wolverine 3.
This will be his biggest film credit by far. Thus far in his career, he's had roles in movies like Hot Fuzz, Burke & Hare, and Hall Pass, so a superhero film is definitely going to open him up to a wider audience who's probably unfamiliar with his work (as least as an actor). There's no word yet about who exactly he'll be playing, but as this Instagram video reveals, he's buzzed his hair for the role:
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At this point, the official plot specifics of Wolverine 3 are still being kept under lock and key. There's been plenty of speculation that it will at least loosely follow the famous Old Man Logan storyline from the comics, and that seems to be the case considering producer Simon Kinberg confirmed the story will take place in the future. We know Patrick Stewart's Professor X is coming back, there's a mad scientist involved, Boyd Holbrookhas been cast as the villain, X-23 is rumored to appear, Sabretooth may be coming back, and Wolverine may finally bust out the berserker rage, but we're still mostly in the dark with this movie.
James Mangold directs Wolverine 3, which hits theaters on March 23, 2017.
An entertaining new web series has been developed called Hero Swap which focuses on swapping certain movie characters with superheroes. The series comes from a team-up of How it Should Have Ended and Klomp! Animation.
The first episode of the series features Iron Man replacing Russell Crowe's character Maximus in Ridley Scott's Gladiator. I especially enjoyed how this ended. This first episode turned out to be pretty cool, and it seems like it'll be a fun series to watch. I'm looking forward to seeing what they will do for their next installment.
LAIKA animation studios has released a new trailer for their incredibly awesome-looking stop-motion animated film Kubo and the Two Strings. This has become one of my most anticipated movies of the year. I've enjoyed all of the films LAIKA has developed so far, and this looks like it could be their best and most epic story yet. Here is the plot summary, along with the extremely talented voice cast who are bringing these characters to life.
An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan, clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
The movie is being directed by Travis Knight, and the film is set to be released on August 19th. I also included four new posters for the film that focus on the fantastical worlds in the story.
Microsoft is teaming up with Marvel in the best way. In celebration of the release of Captain America: Civil War, Microsoft France is giving away 3 custom Xbox One's, designed by "Tony Stark" himself. The Stark Industries Xbox One is white with black trim, and features a glowing...
Obviously Thor, or Chris Hemsworth, isn’t happy about the fact that he’s not making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and he has something to say about that.
In the video below we see Hemsworthdoing pull-ups and expressing his annoyance very demonstratively. And instead of saying whether he supports Team Iron Man or Team Captain America, he wonders why the two “biggest and strongest” characters in the Marvel Universe (a.k.a. Thor and Hulk) were left out and didn’t receive invites. While considering many different reasons for his exclusion, the actor starts to doubt whether he is still worthy of his role. Or maybe he “can’t even pick up the hammer anymore…”
Despite the fact that the God of Thunder is not going to swing his hammer in Captain America: Civil War, we will be able to see him in Thor: Ragnarok which is set to premiere on November 3, 2017.
Viggo Mortensen is one of the most talented actors working today, and as you may or may not know, he’s very picky about the projects he takes on these days. His latest film is Captain Fantastic, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The story follows an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six kids, returns to society.
Everyone I talked to that saw it said it was great. Some even told me it was one of their favorite movies at the festival. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to see it for myself, but it definitely looks like a movie that I would gladly pay to see. This is a great trailer and it looks like Mortensen seems to deliver another incredible performance. Here's the official synopsis:
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Captain Fantastic will get a limited theatrical released on July 8th this summer.
At last we’ve got our first dose of tension-filled Game of Thrones with the series opening last weekend. If I were new to the show, the episode “The Red Woman” wouldn’t have shocked me that much. (Spoilers alert) But seeing the real face of Melisandre before the credits was something that I didn’t expect. I haven’t read the books and don’t know what happens in them, so maybe those of you who have actually opened the books’ covers and gone through the pages saw that coming.
Now HBO gives us a chance to get a glimpse of the second episode, entitled “Home.” The released set of images show the return of some characters, including Meera Reed, Bran Stark, Yara, and Balon Greyjoy.
Here’s the official synopsis of Game of Thrones, S06E02:
Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) trains with the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow). In King’s Landing, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) advises Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) demands good news, but has to make his own. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch stands behind Thorne (Owen Teale). Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) proposes a plan, and Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide) entertains other proposals.
In case you haven’t seen the preview of “Home”, watch the link bellow.
HBO also unveiled the name and a short description of the third episode. Titled “Oathbreaker”, it will depict how:
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Arya (Maisie Williams) trains to be No One. Varys (Conleth Hill) finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.
Jamie Fox is in negotiations to star in The Jim Henson Company’s upcoming film The Happytime Murders. The movie is described as a raucous R-rated comedy that will combine live-action characters with puppets.
The project is set to be directed by Brian Henson, and the “story follows puppet stars of an iconic TV show The Happytime Gang who are some of the biggest celebrities around. But off-camera, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush. When the Happytime Gang stars begin to be mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives – one a type-A, take-no-prisoners human with a secret and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims – must put aside their differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, all the while trying to resist the temptation to murder each other.”
Deadline says that Foxx will play Detective Edwards, and they offer additional details on the characters saying that Edwards is “a LAPD cop who must re-team with his former partner Phil, a drinker and philanderer who is not keen on Edwards’ good-cop persona. Together they try to solve the murders, all the while bumping heads on each other’s methods.”
It’ll be fun to see Foxx jump in a role like this playing off of puppets. The screenplay comes from Todd Berger, Dee Robertson, and Erich and Jon Hoeber who worked on Red and Red 2, which were spectacularly entertaining movies. The Happytime Murders sounds like it will be a blas,t and I can’t wait to see what comes of it.
Foxx is currently set to play little John in the Robin Hood: Origins film.