Hot Toys Unveils CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Scarlet Witch Action Figure

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I like what Marvel is doing with Scarlet Witch in the MCU. She's just such a cool character, and they seem to be having some fun with her and her powers. I'm curious to see how her character grows and progresses as these Marvel films continue. If you're a fan of the character as well, you might want to consider getting this awesome collectible action figure of her that Hot Toys recently unveiled for their Captain America: Civil War line. They managed to create a pretty spectacular looking figure to add to your collection. I'm not exactly sure why, but it even comes with a little Ant-Man! I guess they've become good friends.

“I can't control their fear. Only my own.”

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has been critically acclaimed and enjoyed by audience around the world since its release! As the Avengers’ actions in Lagos have caused collateral damage where innocent people are killed, the Sokovia Accords proposed by the United Nations has divided the Earth’s mightiest heroes into opposing teams led by Captain America and Iron Man!

Today Hot Toys is excited to officially introduce the widely anticipated 1/6th scale collectible figure of the gorgeous and powerful member of #TeamCap – Scarlet Witch!

The highly-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in the film featuring head sculpt with long curly brown real fabric hair and new makeup application, brand-new and specially tailored costume, interchangeable hands with red translucent fingertips and effect accessories to simulate Scarlet Witch using her powers, and an Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand. Furthermore, an approximately 2.5cm tall miniature running Ant-Man is included as a bonus accessory!

Do not miss out on the opportunity to add the stunning new Scarlet Witch to your collection today!
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First Look at THE POWERPUFF GIRLS vs. TEEN TITANS in Upcoming Crossover Episode

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The Powerpuff Girls are officially set to crossover with Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network, and the first image from the eventhas been revealed. The Powerpuff Girls returned to Cartoon Network last month, and they are already going to take on the Teen Titans and then eventually team up with them. According to USA Today, the episode sees the two groups team up to take on the villainous monkey Mojo Jojo, who comes in to cause trouble in Titans’ town. 

The Powerpuff Girls executive producer Nick Jennings talked about the episode saying:

"Jump City will never be the same when our little superheroes Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup meet up with the Teen Titans for the very first time. When these two worlds of superheroes collide, it will surely be something to remember.”

Jennings also offered some more info on what the story will entail and how Mojo Jojo gets involved with the Titans:

“Titans members Cyborg and Beast Boy find Mojo Jojo to be pretty cool for a talking monkey, the Girls compete with Raven, Starfire and Robin to see which superhero team is better, and there's a catchy song called Monkey Army that's bound to get stuck in fans' heads.”

If you're a fan of these shows, then it's obviously a crossover event that you won't want to miss. It should be fun to see all of these characters interacting with each other. 

The Powerpuff Girls will air today on Monday, May 30th at 6pm ET/PT. Teen Titans GO! will air on the same day at 6.30pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network. The crossover episode is set to air in June this year.

Awesome Collection of New CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Concept Art

A series of concept art created for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War featuring some cool fight sequences in the movie has been released. The first set comes from artist Maciej Kuciara. They feature some cool key frame art for the film. A lot of the art shows us how the final battle between Captain America, Bucky, and Iron Man came together. It also features a solemn piece in which Black Panther is confronting Baron Zemo. The second set of art comes from CosmicBookNews and shows Spider-Man in action during that epic airport battle sequence. I love seeing the key frame art that artists produce for these Marvel movies, and I’m sure that this won’t be the last of it for Civil War

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The X-Men Series LEGION Will Be Whimsical, Imaginative, and Unexpected

Fargo series creator Noah Hawley is hard at work developing a new X-Men series for FX called Legion. The series centers around a character named David Haller, who will be played by Dan Stevens. He is the son of Professor X, and he’s a powerful mutant with multiple personality disorder. Each of his multiple personalities controls a different aspect of his mutant powers, which makes him one of the most interesting characters in the X-Men universe. 

During an interview with Vanity Fair, Noah talked about the series and explained what will make it different from all of the other superhero projects in TV and film that we’re seeing get made these days. He says: 

“Film and TV have traded places where, you know, where you are now in a case-of-the-week movie world. One week, the Avengers fight this guy; the next week, they fight that guy. You can’t take the story too far in any one direction.”

Hawley is looking to completely avoid the episodic structure that we’ve become accustomed to, and will structure the show around the content of the story. He explained:

“I always feel like the structure of a story should reflect the content of the story. If the story, as in this case, is about a guy who is either schizophrenic or he has these abilities, i.e., he doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not real, then the audience should have the same experience.” 

He goes on to say that he is going to create a “more existential exploration” and “surreal or dreamlike quality where it’s not just about running and kicking.” He explained:

“There’s, whatever, 9,000 superhero stories right now. They’ve got all the running and kicking covered. I think my goal with this is to do something whimsical and imaginative and unexpected. Not just because I want to do something different, but because it feels like the right way to tell this story.”

That’s awesome. I love that kind of stuff. I think Marvel has done a good job with this kind of storytelling style in their Netflix series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. They really get into the meat of the story and characters, and it’s just not the about the fighting.

Legion is currently shooing, and if the pilot gets picked up by FX it will run for 10 episodes. The series will not be connected to the X-Men cinematic universe as it supposedly takes place in a parallel universe. This will allow it to not be bound by anything that the films are doing.

Stan Lee Thinks Captain America’s Hydra Twist Is a Crazy but Cool Idea

As many of you already have heard, last week Marvel Comics released Steve Rodgers: Captain America #1 and revealed that good ol’ Steve has been a double agent working for Hydra all along. 

As a hardcore Captain America fan, I absolutely hate this twist. It pretty much spits on everything that Captain America is supposed to stand for. Captain America was a created as a symbol of hope to fight the freakin’ Nazi’s! He punched Adolf Hitler in the freakin’ face for cryin' out loud! He lifted the spirits of America during a dark time of war. Now we find how he was working for them the whole time!? Bullshit!

Who knows, maybe the story arc will take the character in another unexpected direction and it will turn out that he’s been a double, double agent or something. Infiltrating Hydra for the U.S. I don’t know, but as it currently stands I’m not happy with it. I'm currently pissed at Marvel for this stupid-ass twist. 

I know some people are on board with it, and they like the new direction. That’s fine, I don’t hate the supporters. I just hate the concept. Stan Lee appeared at MegaCon over the weekend, and during his panel he said that that he liked the idea and that it will probably make its way into the movies at some point. He tells the audience:

"It's a hell of a clever idea; I don't know that I would ever have thought of it for him to be a double agent, but it's going to make you curious, it's going to make you want to read the books, they'll probably do a movie based on it. So I can't fault it; it's a good idea. I think it's crazy, but it's a good idea."

People are definitely talking about it, but I haven’t heard a lot of talk supporting it. As for making people want to read the books… hearing this new has actually made me NOT to want to read the comic. I’m actually think I’m calling it quits on the Captain America comics because, well… he’s no longer Captain America! He’s Captain Hydra the lying double agent asshole.

Sam Mendes Will Not Return to Direct the Next James Bond Film

It looks like the next James Bond film is shaping up to be a fresh and new reimagining of the franchise. It’s not looking like Daniel Craig is going to return to the next film, and now director Sam Mendes, who directed Skyfall and Spectre, won’t be back either. While speaking at the Hay Festival of literature in Wales, the filmmaker made the announcement saying:

"It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it. But I think it's time for somebody else."

Mendes revealed that he is stepping down and away from the franchise, but said he hoped the next director to take on the 007 would come from an "unexpected direction.” The director explained that he is looking to tell fresh stories with new characters:

"I'm a storyteller. And at the end of the day, I want to make stories with new characters.”

I think it’s great that Mendes and Craig are looking to move on. I’m personally ready for a new version of Bond. Preferably played by Tom Hiddleston, which might actually happen! As we reported last week, the  actor is currently in talks to play 007. Who knows what will happen, though. Other actors that have been discussed for the role are Idris Elba and Jamie Bell

Mendes went on to say that it's pointless for fans to lobby for who should be the next Bond because the decision will be made solely by the series' producer, Barbara Broccoli.

"It's not a democracy ... Barbara Broccoli decides who is going to be the next Bond, end of story.”

It will certainly be interesting to see who she picks to continue the adventure of James Bond. I’m also curious to see who the next director will be! Who would you like to see come on board to direct the next James Bond film? I personally think it would be cool to see what Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat would do with the franchise! 

Source: THR

FAST 8 Set Video Features the Whole Crew Getting Back Together and a Crazy Photo of Hobbs

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Universal Pictures has released an official video from the set of Fast 8, and it features the whole crew back together again. It shows director F. Gary Gray working with his talented team of actors that consists of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Dwayne Johnson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, and Scott Eastwood. Even Jason Statham is there. It seems like they are shooting in some kind of government agency headquarters. I’ve also posted a couple of other videos from the production of the film below.

Then above you'll find a new photo featuring Johnson's new look as Hobbs in the film, and he looks like he belongs in Sons of Anarchy. He posted the image on Instagram with the following comments:

“When you strip a man of all he has. All that's important to him. You force him to return to his roots.. and sometimes that's a very dangerous and twisted place.
“If I was going to return for another FAST & FURIOUS I wanted to come in and disrupt the franchise in a cool way that got fans fired up and their blood pumping to see a new version of Hobbs and his ‘Daddy's gotta go to work’ mentality and set the table in a cool way for where the character goes in the future.
“Maybe it's a spinoff movie. Maybe it's more #FF movies. Or hell maybe Hobbs just gets on his motorcycle and rides off into the sunset never to be seen again. Either way, I've had a solid first week of shooting, good to be back with the ohana, good to work again w/ my bud and director F. Gary Gray and our home studio of UNIVERSAL, as always have been the best partners to me and my #SevenBucksProds team. Most importantly... you guys around the world will really dig this new version of the role, 'cause as we always say, disrupters dent the universe.”

The movie also stars Charlize Theron, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky, and Lucas Black. Fast 8 is set to be released on April 14th, 2017, and that will be followed by two more sequels are set for release on April 19th, 2019 and April 2nd, 2021. Production on Fast 8 will continue to shoot in New York, Atlanta, Georgia and Iceland.

Jeff Bridges Joins KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE!

Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle just got a hell of an awesome cast member! Jeff Bridges confirmed on his Twitter account that he will be joining the cast of the highly anticipated sequel. Like the previous announcements, it came along with a teaser poster and this is the statement that it came with: 

“The only Golden Circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table.”

This means that he’ll be reuniting with his Big Lebowski and Seventh Son co-star Julianne Moore. Not much is known about the plot but we do know that it involves an attack on Kingsman HQ, and Eggsy and Merlin head to the United States to enlist the help from the Statesman, an American spy organization lead by a “swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy” named Jack Daniels played by Pedro Pascal and a woman named Ginger, who is being played by Halle Berry.

There's no information on who exactly Bridges will be playing, but there's no doubt he'll be awesome! Hopefully they have a badass action scene for him! He will also be joining Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Elton John, and Channing Tatum.

20th Century Fox is planning to release the film on June 16th, 2017.