This Guy Built a 7-Foot-Tall Juggernaut Cosplay Suit

Major props go to Bryan Doell for this insanely impressive life-size Juggernaut cosplay suit. This hulking beast of a suit is an astounding seven feet and two inches tall, and he debuted it at this past weekend's MegaCon in Orlando, Florida. (Personal note: MegaCon 2006 was the first convention I ever attended.)

Bryan spent two years wanting to make this costume, and he started this past April and finished in time for the con. Check out some photos below. (If you're disappointed I didn't make a "I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!" joke, Bryan took care of that himself in his description below.)

Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhh, IT'S THE JUGGERNAUT, BITCH!!! He's done! And he's GLORIOUS! See you at MegaCon! #thejuggernaut #xmen #marvel #juggernautcosplay #cosplayer #cosplay #propbuilder #xmencosplay #extremecosplay #badasscosplay #comics #marvelcomics #cool #juggernaut #comiccon #igers #instagramers #photooftheday #instagood #awesome @monstermakers

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Test fit, some adjustments need to be made, but I'm happy with it. Still need to attach the boots to the legs so they won't look squished. The arms are currently being latex coated. #propbuilder #cosplay #cosplayer #thejuggernaut #xmen #imthejuggernautbitch #mysuitssotight #villains #therpf #sexy #juggernautcostume #sexycosplay #awesome #comiccon #igers #instagramers #photooftheday #instagood #xmencosplay #extremecosplay #latex #badasscosplay #comics #cool #marvelcomics @megacon @marvel @monstermakers

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Awwwwww yeeeeeeah kiddies, this year's MegaCon experience will be brought to you in... (drumroll)...Juggy-Vision! Not sure which platform to broadcast on though...#propbuilder #cosplay #cosplayer #thejuggernaut #xmen #marvel #juggernautcosplay #doyouknowwhoiam #youmustnotknowwhothefuckiam #imthejuggernautbitch #mysuitssotight #villains #therpf #juggernaut #juggernautcostume #awesome #igers #photooftheday #instagood #xmencosplay #extremecosplay #comics #marvelcomics @megacon

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Little airbrush action on the Juggernaut suit tonight. 6 days left! #thejuggernaut #xmen #marvel #juggernautcosplay #doyouknowwhoiam #youmustnotknowwhothefuckiam #imthejuggernautbitch #mysuitssotight #villains #therpf #propbuilder #cosplay #cosplayer #juggernaut #thejuggernautcosplay #megacon #marvelcomics #marvelcosplay #extremecosplay #comics

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X-MEN Meets Heavy Metal in This Rockin’ Cover of The Animated Series Theme Song

Eric Calderone is back with a brand new heavy metal cover, and in honor of last Friday's release of X-Men: Apocalypse, he's turned his attention to the iconic (and super-catchy) theme song for X-Men: The Animated Series. I think I'd listen to a cover of that theme song in just about any genre of music, but there are some especially sweet licks in here for those of you who dig shredding metal music on the electric guitar. 

Via: GeeksAreSexy

Watch: Hollywood’s Old Age Makeup vs. Actors’ Actual Aging

When Back to the Future mania was in full swing last year, I remember seeing a meme going around comparing how the movie thought actors like Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson might look in 2015 and how they actually looked in 2015. Today, Sploid has pointed me to a video that basically does the same thing, but with a much larger sample size. It's pretty interesting to see how Hollywood make-up artists (or the directors who instruct them) often assume people will look far worse than they actually do when they hit a certain age.

Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS Gets an Official Release Date

Disney has made it official: Emily Blunt and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the 1964 classic film Mary Poppins, and Rob Marshall (Chicago) is directing. The film has a release date of December 25, 2018.

When Miranda's name surfaced as a possible co-star, there was some discussion about whether or not he'd contribute to the music of the movie as well as acting in it. That doesn't appear to be the case, because the press release doesn't mention anything about it; if he was helping out in the music department, I'd assume Disney would want to broadcast that as loudly as possible in order to capitalize on the crazy success of Hamilton.

December of 2018 is shaping up to be a busy movie season. DC has an untitled event film scheduled for that Christmas, Lord & Miller's animated Spider-Man hits on December 21, there's an Avatar sequel arriving around that time, and all of that is just off the top of my head. It's going to be crazy to see how competitive things get and which films survive that box office frenzy that's waiting to happen. Read the full press release below:

BURBANK, Calif. (May 31, 2016) – Golden Globe Award® winner Emily Blunt (“Into the Woods,” the upcoming “Girl on the Train”) and Emmy®, GRAMMY®, Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”) are set to star in “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to the studio’s 1964 classic, “Mary Poppins,” which will be released on December 25, 2018.
Reuniting the director and producing team behind Disney’s hit film musical “Into the Woods,” the film will be directed by Oscar® nominee, Emmy® and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, Emmy winner and Golden Globe® nominee John DeLuca and Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner Marc Platt. The screenplay will be written by Oscar nominee David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by P.L. Travers, with Oscar nominee and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman composing an all-new score and Shaiman and Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Scott Wittman writing original songs.
Blunt has been cast as Mary Poppins and Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven additional novels, the story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
“I am truly humbled and honored to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen. The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation,” says Marshall.
P.L. Travers introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 book “Mary Poppins,” which Disney adapted for the screen and released in August, 1964. The film, which was directed by Robert Stevenson and starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, won five Academy Awards®, including Best Actress for Andrews. However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of P.L. Travers’ seven additional books, which she published between 1935 and 1988.

Watch: FINDING NEMO Retold Using Only Emoji

Disney/Pixar's Finding Dory comes out later this summer, and it looks absolutely terrific. I went on an early press day for the film and learned a ton about the making of the movie (read more about that here), and it looks like this could be the next instant classic from the beloved studio.

To celebrate the upcoming release of the new movie, Disney went back to the beginning and created a video that retells the story of 2003's Finding Nemo only in emoji. (If you missed the video they did for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, click here.) Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17, 2016, and stay tuned to GeekTyrant for another in-depth article from the press day that I'll be posting tomorrow morning.

THOR: RAGNAROK Will Reportedly Include PLANET HULK Elements

It seems like Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to be something incredible. There’s a lot of rumored information that has been leaking out regarding the story, but we know for sure that Hulk and Thor will be embarking on a cosmic adventure in which they will have to battle Hela and her armies.

Now, according to JoBlo, it sounds like Thor: Ragnarok will also feature elements from the classic Planet Hulk story arc. A lot of fans like myself have been hoping to see Planet Hulk adopted into a movie one day, and it looks like this upcoming Thor film might be the closest we get to seeing that. Possible SPOILERS ahead:

According to the report:

The film will definitely have the Planet Hulk element in it, operating as a kind of mash-up with the Ragnarok story. How Thor ends up on the planet in question is unclear, but he will definitely be involved in some gladiatorial games run by none other than Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. In terms of Hulk’s appearance in this portion of the film, he will be rocking the one-shoulder armor as seen in the comics, so expect him to be decked out in the familiar Planet Hulk look.

It's been previously rumored that Cate Blanchett’s Hela will be joining forces with Tom Hiddleston's Loki to take over Asgard. After this happens, Chris Hemsworth's Thor is said to be exiled into deep space, in order to prevent his interference with their plans. It’s at this point that Thor would land on an alien planet where he would be imprisoned and forced into gladiatorial combat.

Thor obviously needs to escape so he can get back to Asgard to take it back from Hela and Loki. As he fights his way through one gladiatorial match after another, he comes face to face with the reigning champion…the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). You can imagine that at this point they eventually have to team up and escape together. The main mission of Thor is said to be that he needs to find the ultimate weapon to stop Ragnarok and reset the universe.

These are all just rumors at the moment because the studio hasn’t officially confirmed any of it. But it sure does make for an intriguing story to tell, and it’s enough to get a fan like myself excited for the possibilities! 

The recent report goes on to offer information on some of the looks of the characters, including a new hairdo that Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will be sporting. Apparently the God of Thunder will have a shaved head for at least part of the film. They also say that the look of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie will be changed up as well. The character is traditionally a blonde-haired warrior in the comics, but here "she’ll be wearing war paint on her face, much like a Native American warrior, which should be an interesting take on this variation of the character.”

The more I learn about this movie, the more excited I get. I hope a lot of these rumors turn out to be true because it sure does sound like it would make for a great film and an epic adventure.

Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay written by Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle, and Stephany Folsom. Yost and Kyle both worked on the developing the story for the Planet Hulk animated film back in 2010, so it would make sense that they would carry over some of that stuff into the upcoming film. The movie also stars Jaimie Alexander, Samuel L. Jackson, and Karl Urban, with a few other actors involved as well. It’s set to be released on November 3, 2017. 

That LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Reboot is Inching Closer to Reality

Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote about how 20th Century Fox planned a feature film reboot for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the box office bomb from 2003 that was an adaptation of Alan Moore's well-respected comic book series. We hadn't heard anything about the new version of the film since last year's update, so I assumed the movie just fell into development hell or was abandoned altogether.

But here comes Variety, swooping in to confirm that not only is the movie apparently still happening, but it's closer to life than ever. Producer John Davis still doesn't have a director or cast in place, but he did hire a writer: Jayson Rothwell, the guy behind movies like Malice in Wonderland and the Christmas horror comedy Silent Night. That's not exactly what I'd call great news for those who had high hopes this reboot would be a massive improvement over the original movie, but hey — maybe Rothwell has the perfect approach to the story and maybe he'll turn out something awesome.

There's no word yet about how this film will differ from the 2003 version; all we have is a vague description about how the story will center on "Victorian-era literary characters such as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde teaming to fight a common enemy."