Watch the Latest Boston Dynamics Robot Jump and Jive and Wail

Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned company that is in the business of creating some truly weird and awesome robots, has just released video of their newest weird robot, called Handle. Handle can lift 100 pounds, travel at 9 mph, and jump four feet in the air. Unlike many of the company’s robots, which walk on two or four feet (that’s bipedal or quadrupedal for all you smarties out there), Handle goes on wheels. And also jumps. It’s pretty cool. Like previous models from Boston Dynamics, Handle shows excellent balance and maneuverability, and can do some pretty cool spin moves, which is very important for a six-and-a-half foot robot.

Last we heard, Google was trying to sell Boston Dynamics, so if you are a secret billionaire, you might want to make a purchase. Check out Handle in action in the video below.

I'm also including the trailer for Young Ones kind of just for the hell of it because the pack mule robot in the film reminds me of Boston Dynamics' Spot, so I'm including a video of Spot getting the shit kicked out of him just for fun too. (Also because Young Ones isn't a great movie, but it's an interesting movie, and I don't think enough people know about it.)

Via: The Verge

David Ayer’s GOTHAM CITY SIRENS Could Possibly Include the Villain Black Mask

A few months ago we learned that Suicide Squad director David Ayer was taking on Gotham City Sirens with Margot Robbie returning to the role of Harley Quinn. We’ve known the film will also include the DC Femme Fatales Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Now it looks like we know who the villain might be. 

From out of nowhere, Ayer posted a piece of comic art on Twitter featuring the character Black Mask. No text was included with the image, but it came from the comic Batman: Under the Red Hood

Ayer could just be in the midst of doing some research and found a cool image to post. Or maybe it’s a character he actually plans on using for Gotham City Sirens. It definitely seems like a character that fits Ayer’s style.

Black Mask is a ruthless Gotham mob boss and leader of the False Face Society known for his extreme hatred for Bruce Wayne. He also has a sadistic talent for torturing his victims into insanity. Torturing people is considered his defining skill, “as he both physically and mentally tortures them to a degree few could match.”

His fighting skills are also at the same level as characters such as Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood, Catwoman, and even Batman. Then there’s the fact that he’s a master of disguise. 

I could totally see Ayer wanting to play with this villain in Gotham City Sirens. I hope he plans on using him because he would make an awesome addition to the whatever story he’s in the process of building.

Vera Farmiga Will Play Millie Bobby Brown’s Mom in GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS

Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring) is the latest addition to director Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She is taking on the role of Millie Bobby Brown's mom and Kyle Chandler's wife.

I'm loving this cast that Dougherty is putting together! Farmiga is a such a wonderfully talented actress, and she's going to fit right in with Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Brown (Stranger Things). Seems like a nice little family to take on Godzilla. 

There are still no details on the story for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but I trust the creative team behind it. I've enjoyed all of Doughtery's films such as Trick 'r Treat and Krampus. They're incredibly fun movies, and I'm sure he'll bring that fun to his Godzilla sequel. 

The only person from the first movie said to be returning is Ken WatanabeGodzilla: King of Monsters is set to be released on March 22, 2019 with Godzilla vs. Kong slated to hit theaters the following year on May 29, 2020.

Source: Variety

Cool STAR WARS REBELS Easter Eggs for INDIANA JONES, REVENGE OF THE SITH, and More

In the most recent episode of Star Wars Rebels, "Through Imperial Eyes," fans got a close look at Grand Admiral Thrawn's office in his Star Destroyer, and you might have missed some pretty cool little Easter eggs.

Thanks to a recent episode of Rebels Recon, those Easter eggs were officially pointed out by Art Director Kilian Plunkett. Those Easter eggs include the Holy Grail from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; the helmet of the Clone Trooper that Yoda decapitated in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith; a painting of Lothal on the wall that is actual concept art from legendary Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie; and a bust of an Abednedo, which is the same species as the pilot Ello Asty in The Force Awakens. I don't know if you remember or not, but the Abednedo were named after Beastie Boys songs and albums by J.J. Abrams including Ello Asty (Hello Nasty). Ilco Munica (Ill Communication), Oddy Muva (Body Movin'), and Brasmon Kee (Brass Monkey).

Watch the video below starting the 3:26 point to watch Plunkett talk about these cool Easter eggs.

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A Green Lantern Character Is Rumored to Appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE

From everything we've learned about Zack Snyder's Justice League film up until this point, Green Lantern has had no place in the film. We know that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment plan on releasing their Green Lantern Corps film in 2020, but there's a chance we won't have to wait that long before we see the cosmic heroes up on the big screen. 

According to major scooper Umberto Gonzalez, Snyder will be including a Green Lantern character in Justice League after all.  He wouldn't reveal which one it is, but he does say that the character will have a "funny sounding name." That rules out Guy Gardner, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and any other human Green Lantern Corps characters. He says:

"Yes, there is a Green Lantern in Justice League, but I forgot how to pronounce it."

Since there's been no official confirmation of this from the studio or anyone involved with the development of Justice League, treat this as a rumor. However, it does make sense that we'd see some kind of Green Lantern action in the movie to set the corps up in the DCEU mythology. 

Characters it could be include Jediah Caul, Abin Sur, Tomar-Re, Isamot Kol, Vandor, Kilowog, Sheriff Mardin, and more. According to another site, Geek Feed, though, they were contacted six months ago by someone who had visited the set of the movie and said they saw some concept art on display of who the character could be. They say it's Abin Sure, who is the Green Lantern who passes the ring on to Hal Jordan. 

We'll just have to wait until we have confirmation or until the movie comes out on November 17th. What Green Lantern Corps character do you think it could be? Which character would you like it to be?

Via: Blastr

Beautifully Edited Hayao Miyazaki Tribute Video – MIYAZAKI DREAMS OF FLYING

Director Hayao Miyazaki is responsible for some of the most beloved animated films in the world. Fandor explores a recurring theme that permeates his body of work: flight. Beautifully edited together, the iconic scenes gave me goosebumps as I saw Totoro, Kiki, Porco, and the rest take to the sky. Intercut are scenes of Miyazaki speaking of Jiro Horikoshi, the aircraft engineer the film, The Wind Rises is based on, contemplating how a man who made warplanes was antiwar. It's a fantastic short video essay, and I think anyone will appreciate it

Tim Robbins To Star New HBO Series From SIX FEET UNDER and TRUE BLOOD Creator Alan Ball

The creator of Six Feet Under and True Blood, Alan Ball, is developing a new series for HBO! There’s no title for it yet, but it’s set to star Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter.

I’m a fan of the series that Ball has developed, and this new one definitely sounds interesting. Ball wrote all 10 episodes of the series, and according to Deadline, it’s a family drama that focuses on a multiracial family. This is what it’s about:

Philosophy professor Greg Bishop (Robbins), his lawyer wife Audrey (Hunter), their three adopted children from Somalia (Jerrika Hinton), Vietnam (Raymond Lee) and Colombia (Daniel Zovatto), and their sole biological child (Sosie Bacon). This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot. Is it mental illness? Or something else? The series is a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today. Robbins’ Greg questions his life, his purpose, and the world in which he lives – a world in which it seems the bad guys have won – and his strained relationship with his wife Audrey adds to his overall anxiety.

It definitely sounds like the kind of story that you’d expect from Ball. He always brings something special to the shows he makes, and this new series sounds like it won’t be an exception. It sounds like it will be a fantastic series with an intriguing concept and subject matter that will draw in the viewers. I can already see myself getting sucked into this show.

Russell Crowe Responds to Suggestion That He Should Play Cable in DEADPOOL 2

There has been a lot of speculation about who might end up playing the growling, time-traveling mutant Cable in the upcoming sequel to Deadpool. There have been campaigns from actors like Stephen Lang and Ron Perlman, and suggestions from fans for people ranging from Pierce Brosnan to Jon Hamm. But although Deadpool and Cable creator Rob Liefeld was the one who suggested Hamm should play Cable, he seems to have changed his tune. Now he's thinking Russell Crowe should play the part, and Crowe has responded on Twitter (via /Film).

Here's how the exchange went down. First, Liefeld told Crowe that the actor should read for the part:

Then Crowe responded:

It's unclear whether Crowe was messing around and just acting as if he was vaguely offended at the notion of needing to read for the role instead of just having it offered to him, or if he was actually serious with that response. Either way, he replied again to Liefeld soon after:

That's the last we've heard from Crowe on the matter, and though it seems like it'd be a bizarre way to cast someone, stranger things have happened. Vin Diesel took suggestions from his Facebook fans about who they want to see him work with, and those suggestions led to Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson being cast in the Fast & Furious franchise. So it's not completely crazy to think that the creator of Deadpool and Cable could have a bit of influence over who might play the character in a movie...though it obviously falls to producer/star Ryan Reynolds and director David Leitch to make the final call. They're going to have to make a decision soon, so we look forward to seeing if they decide Crowe would be a good fit for the part.

What do you think? Would Crowe make a good Cable?