A new droid has been revealed for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It's an astromech droid which is the same model as R2-D2. This new droid is named C2-B5, and in case you couldn't tell by its all-black appearance, it belongs to the Empire.
This wouldn't be the first black Imperial droid we've seen in the Star Wars universe. There's a droid by the name of R2-Q5 that briefly appeared in Return of the Jedi on the second Death Star. I included an image of that droid below the video in case you're curious.
As for C2-B5, it got a brief introduction in the latest episode of The Star Wars Show. They explain that the Empire relies on these astromech droids to maintain its machinery, "but unlike the Rebel Alliance, Imperial technicians do not grant their droids independence and subject them to frequent memory wipes to keep them subservient."
They don't say how C2-B5 fits into the story, all they say is that we'll have to wait for the movie to find out. I have a feeling that this little droid will play an important part in the story. I will speculate, though, that the droid will have something to do with carrying plans to the Death Star.
The other R2-Q5 droid (pictured below the video) from the original trilogy was apparently charged with storing the Emperor's plans against the Rebel Alliance within its memory bank. So it's not hard to think that another droid would be carrying around certain plans to the Death Star.
Do you have any ideas of the role it could play in the story?
Just when I think American Horror Story has run out of ways to give me the creeps they give me this! This is about the creepiest looking demon doll I've seen in awhile, and it may even give Chucky a run for his money. We still know next to nothing about the new season other than Lady Gaga is returning and it premieres September 14th. Maybe we'll get a more proper trailer here soon?
A few days ago, Ben Affleck got the internet excited when he posted some test footage of Deathstroke online. This is said to be a test for his upcoming solo Batman film. We have no idea who could be playing Deathstroke, but Ron Perlman definitely has the voice!
A Twitter user by the name of @Mister_Batfleck took the video Affleck shared and added Perlman's voice to it. If you're familiar with the Teen Titans cartoon series, then you know that Pearlman provided the voice of Slade Wilson, and the line of dialogue added to the video was taken from that series.
The video caught the attention of Perlman himself who retweeted it and said, "I rest Mr BatFleck's case."
Before legendary martial artist Bruce Lee passed away he was working on developing an original story for a series that he would star in called Warrior. After Lee died the project was lost. Deadline offers some background on this project saying:
Warrior had been a passion project that Bruce Lee spent many years working on, but was never published or produced. Years after Lee’s sudden 1973 death at age 32, his daughter found a large collection of handwritten notes that Bruce wrote himself on the concept for the series that became the inspiration for the show.
Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin is teaming up with Lee's daughter Shannon and Bruce Lee Enterprises to develop the project into a TV series. They brought it to Cinemax and the cable network picked it up!
Warrior is described as "a visceral crime drama that traces the path of a gifted but morally corrupt fighter thrown into crisis after a lifelong quest for vengeance is undermined." The pilot will be directed by Lin from a script written by Jonathan Tropper, co-creator of Banshee.
Bruce Lee left a legacy of films, writings and other works behind him. He has inspired so many stories, movies, filmmakers, and other artists with that legacy. After all these years, it's so cool that we are actually going to get to see a new project brought to life that Lee himself was developing. I believe Warrior will be the first true Bruce Lee project to be made since his death and I can't wait to see it!
Open Road Films and Mattel have released the first domestic trailer for their upcoming live-action adaptation of Max Steel. The movie is based on Mattle's action figure line and animated series from the late '90s/early 2000s. This latest trailer is a lot better than the last international trailer that was released about a week ago. That thing was a mess, but this one is cut together so much better. You actually get a sense of what is going on and what the film is about. That being said, I'm still not sold on Max Steel. That first trailer left a bad taste in my mouth. I need to see more.
I have hope that it will be good, though, mostly because the script was written by Christopher Yost. He is the screenwriter of films such as Hulk Vs., Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok. I've also enjoyed his work on X-Men: Evolution, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and Wolverine and the X-Men. Hopefully he managed to write a solid script.
16-year old MAX MCGRATH has just moved to a new town - and is desperately trying to fit in - when he discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel has been keeping an eye on him, hungry for his super-human energy. When they finally meet, they discover that together they form MAX STEEL, a superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world. These two unlikely friends soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max’s powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.
The movie is being directed by Stewart Hendler (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn) and stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath, Ana Villafane as Sofia Martinez, Maria Bello, and Andy Garcia. The movie is set to be released on October 14th. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think. Are you sold on it?
Artist Alesia Gitter, aka nintendobratkat created an awesome art series that she calls "Pokémon Fusions." She takes two or more different Pokémon characters and mashes them together to create completely new and different creatures. The results of these designs are pretty damn spectacular. Check out the full collection below.
Fox has come up with a crazy idea for a TV series based on King Arthur with a twist. The twist is, it's a cop show. The series is called Camelot, and according to THR, it "reimagines the legendary stories of King Arthur in a police procedural." The report goes on to offer up the following plot summary:
When an ancient magic reawakens in modern-day Manhattan, a graffiti artist named Art must team with his best friend Lance and his ex, Gwen — an idealistic cop — in order to realize his destiny and fight back against the evil forces that threaten the city.
Camelot was created by Dan Frey and Ru Sommer, and they will write and produce the project with Gail Berman and Joe Earley. This series seems like it will follow the same kind of formula that we've seen with Sleepy Hallow and Lucifer, only this one will focus on the legendary King Arthur, and it sounds completely bonkers.
King Arthur is hot right now as we've got a new Guy Ritchie film coming out soon called King Arthur: Legend of the Swordand then there'sTransformers: The Last Knight, which will implement the legend of Arthur into its story. Now we've got Camelot.
This is a crazy idea that could turn out to be fun and entertaining or a complete dud. What do you think of this King Arthur cop series?
If you're a fan of the original animated Transformers: The Movie, you've got to watch this video in which a Transformers-themed band by the name of The Cybertronic Spree perform the classic song "Dare" by Vince DiCola and Stan Bush. As you can see, the band awesomely dresses up as characters from the 1986 movie. I've never heard of this band until now, but I'm an instant fan! I also included another video of the band performing the song "Nothin's Gonna Stand in Our Way." Enjoy the videos!
I've been fascinated with the WWII story of the USS Indianapolis ever since I first heard about it when Quint recalled the story in Steven Spielberg's Jaws. After that, I researched the hell out of it and hoped that one day it would get its very own movie. Well, that movie has been made. It's called USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, and it stars Nicolas Cage as Capt. Charles Butler McVay.
McVay was sent on a top secret mission with his crew to deliver the parts of the first atomic bomb. It was on the way back from delivering those parts when they were attacked by Japanese submarines and the ship went down in the middle of the ocean.
Because the ship was without an escort, the Indianapolis was not reported missing until four days later. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship, while the rest faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning and shark attacks as they waited for assistance. Only 317 sailors survived, and McVay was court-martialed, then exonerated more than half a century later.
The film was directed by Mario Van Peebles (Empire, Once Upon a Time), features Tom Sizemore, and co-stars Thomas Jane as the pilot Chuck Gwinn, who spotted the crew of the USS Indianapolis on the fifth day after it sunk.
There's no word on when the film will be released, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.