Amusing Wolverine Parody Short Focuses on an Actual Old Man Logan

The Warp Zone focuses its newest parody on the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, Logan. Even the Wolverine is no match for Father Time in this comedy short. Trapped in a retirement home, Logan is dealing with dementia, fleeing the orderlies, reminiscing about the good old days, and getting the last tapioca pudding. Granted, some of it is low-hanging fruit, but it's good for a chuckle. 

Amusing Wolverine Parody Short Focuses on an Actual Old Man Logan

The Warp Zone focuses its newest parody on the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, Logan. Even the Wolverine is no match for Father Time in this comedy short. Trapped in a retirement home, Logan is dealing with dementia, fleeing the orderlies, reminiscing about the good old days, and getting the last tapioca pudding. Granted, some of it is low-hanging fruit, but it's good for a chuckle. 

New IRON FIST Photo: Danny Rand Blocks a Knife Attack

Looks like Iron Fist (aka Danny Rand, aka actor Finn Jones) has been watching The Karate Kid and practicing his "wax on, wax off" moves. A new image of the martial arts badass and newest member of The Defenders blocking a knife attack from a mystery assailant has just surfaced over at Empire, along with a few choice quotes from the actor about bringing the show to life:

“Danny has to deal with society’s reaction. He comes back and says: ‘Hey, guess what? I’ve been in this place called K’un Lun for years, I’ve got this thing called the Iron Fist and I met a dragon!’ And everybody’s like, ‘What the fuck are you talking about? You’re insane.’”

A dragon, eh? That should be interesting, especially on a TV budget.

Meanwhile, Empire says Jones pulled a muscle in his groin because he kicked too hard while filming (yikes), and the actor also spoke a bit about his on-set injuries:

“When you’re in the midst of fights your adrenaline’s so pumped you don’t think about what you’re doing to your body until you wake up the next day and think, ‘Fucking hell!’ It comes with the territory. If you’re doing two or three fights per week for six months you’re going to get some injuries.”

Season one of Iron Fist punches its way onto Netflix starting March 17, 2017. Are you looking forward to it?

New IRON FIST Photo: Danny Rand Blocks a Knife Attack

Looks like Iron Fist (aka Danny Rand, aka actor Finn Jones) has been watching The Karate Kid and practicing his "wax on, wax off" moves. A new image of the martial arts badass and newest member of The Defenders blocking a knife attack from a mystery assailant has just surfaced over at Empire, along with a few choice quotes from the actor about bringing the show to life:

“Danny has to deal with society’s reaction. He comes back and says: ‘Hey, guess what? I’ve been in this place called K’un Lun for years, I’ve got this thing called the Iron Fist and I met a dragon!’ And everybody’s like, ‘What the fuck are you talking about? You’re insane.’”

A dragon, eh? That should be interesting, especially on a TV budget.

Meanwhile, Empire says Jones pulled a muscle in his groin because he kicked too hard while filming (yikes), and the actor also spoke a bit about his on-set injuries:

“When you’re in the midst of fights your adrenaline’s so pumped you don’t think about what you’re doing to your body until you wake up the next day and think, ‘Fucking hell!’ It comes with the territory. If you’re doing two or three fights per week for six months you’re going to get some injuries.”

Season one of Iron Fist punches its way onto Netflix starting March 17, 2017. Are you looking forward to it?

Storm Chasers Honor TWISTER Star Bill Paxton With a Creative and Touching Tribute

In 1996, the disaster film Twister was a mega-hit. It ended up being the second-highest grossing film of the year (behind only Independence Day), and it introduced an entire generation to the dangerous profession of storm chasers. Bill Paxton starred in the movie, and in honor of his tragic death this past weekend, storm chasers in Kansas and Oklahoma (aka "Tornado Alley") gave the actor a touching and creative tribute: using Spotter Network markers, they jointly plotted GPS coordinates to spell out Paxton's initials across three states.

I'm still reeling from Paxton's death. He was one of those guys who consistently elevated every single movie he was a part of. Just take a look at some of his credits: The Terminator. Weird Science. Aliens. Near Dark. Tombstone. True Lies. Apollo 13. Titanic. A Simple Plan. Frailty. Edge of Tomorrow. Nightcrawler. That's a legendary body of work, and it barely even scratches the surface. 

I quote Paxton in Twister all the time, because I love the specific way he says "son of a bitch."

It was just pure Paxton. Rest in peace, sir. You will be missed.

Storm Chasers Honor TWISTER Star Bill Paxton With a Creative and Touching Tribute

In 1996, the disaster film Twister was a mega-hit. It ended up being the second-highest grossing film of the year (behind only Independence Day), and it introduced an entire generation to the dangerous profession of storm chasers. Bill Paxton starred in the movie, and in honor of his tragic death this past weekend, storm chasers in Kansas and Oklahoma (aka "Tornado Alley") gave the actor a touching and creative tribute: using Spotter Network markers, they jointly plotted GPS coordinates to spell out Paxton's initials across three states.

I'm still reeling from Paxton's death. He was one of those guys who consistently elevated every single movie he was a part of. Just take a look at some of his credits: The Terminator. Weird Science. Aliens. Near Dark. Tombstone. True Lies. Apollo 13. Titanic. A Simple Plan. Frailty. Edge of Tomorrow. Nightcrawler. That's a legendary body of work, and it barely even scratches the surface. 

I quote Paxton in Twister all the time, because I love the specific way he says "son of a bitch."

It was just pure Paxton. Rest in peace, sir. You will be missed.

THE LEGO MOVIE 2 Will Be a “Big Musical” with “Space Action,” Says Chris McKay

With The LEGO Batman Movie currently in theaters and a LEGO Ninjago film on the way, the novelty that began with 2014's The LEGO Movie seems likely to slowly erode as more and more LEGO-related properties continue to fill the marketplace. But that movie will always be amazing to me for the way it smartly commented on the nature of creativity and storytelling while also being a fun, rip-roaring adventure through all sorts of fun LEGO environments. I've been wondering if the direct sequel would be able to live up to the high standard of the first movie, and while the jury's still out in that regard, we now know more about what to expect from The LEGO Movie 2 than we did before.

On the Shanlian on Batman podcast (via Heroic Hollywood), The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay discussed how The LEGO Movie 2 was delayed in order for his film to come out first, and he dropped some knowledge about what kind of movie that sequel will be:

“LEGO 2 is going to be this big musical and space action movie. They need a lot of the writing, a lot of development with — not only with script development, but development with songwriters. So it was very ambitious to get that movie out.”

Mike Mitchell (Trolls) has taken over The LEGO Movie 2 director's chair from Rob Schrab, who recently bowed out after taking a crack at the movie. The script was originally written by The LEGO Movie co-writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, although recent reports indicate it's since been rewritten a handful of times, so it'll be interesting to see how much of their irreverent spirit remains in the final product when we eventually see it in 2019. Either way, though, the idea of a big LEGO musical with space action sounds pretty damn appealing to me.

The whole podcast episode is worth a listen, so if you have thirty free minutes in your day, I'd recommend checking it out.

THE LEGO MOVIE 2 Will Be a “Big Musical” with “Space Action,” Says Chris McKay

With The LEGO Batman Movie currently in theaters and a LEGO Ninjago film on the way, the novelty that began with 2014's The LEGO Movie seems likely to slowly erode as more and more LEGO-related properties continue to fill the marketplace. But that movie will always be amazing to me for the way it smartly commented on the nature of creativity and storytelling while also being a fun, rip-roaring adventure through all sorts of fun LEGO environments. I've been wondering if the direct sequel would be able to live up to the high standard of the first movie, and while the jury's still out in that regard, we now know more about what to expect from The LEGO Movie 2 than we did before.

On the Shanlian on Batman podcast (via Heroic Hollywood), The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay discussed how The LEGO Movie 2 was delayed in order for his film to come out first, and he dropped some knowledge about what kind of movie that sequel will be:

“LEGO 2 is going to be this big musical and space action movie. They need a lot of the writing, a lot of development with — not only with script development, but development with songwriters. So it was very ambitious to get that movie out.”

Mike Mitchell (Trolls) has taken over The LEGO Movie 2 director's chair from Rob Schrab, who recently bowed out after taking a crack at the movie. The script was originally written by The LEGO Movie co-writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, although recent reports indicate it's since been rewritten a handful of times, so it'll be interesting to see how much of their irreverent spirit remains in the final product when we eventually see it in 2019. Either way, though, the idea of a big LEGO musical with space action sounds pretty damn appealing to me.

The whole podcast episode is worth a listen, so if you have thirty free minutes in your day, I'd recommend checking it out.