Earlier today we shared some news regarding a group of new Marvel characters that would be introduced into the MCU with James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We've now learned that Miley Cyrus will be providing the voice of one of these characters. The news was confirmed by Gunn and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and it was posted on Twitter.
If you don't want to know who the character is that Cyrus will be voicing and you want to have the element of surprise when you go see the film, don't read ahead:
Earlier today we shared the news that a few members of the original Guardians of the Galaxy team line-up will be featured on Guardians Vol. 2. Those characters include Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord, Ving Rhames as Charlie-27, Michelle Yeoh as Aleta Ogord, Krugarr, and Mainframe.
It was then revealed later on today that Cyrus provides the voice of Mainframe. I won't tell you why and when Mainframe shows up in the film, but I think fans are gonna love it. In the comics, Mainframe is an evolved technology that’s an alternative version of The Vision. Cyrus is definitely an interesting choice to voice the character, but it works! It'll be interesting to see how these characters will be used in future Marvel films. I'd personally like to see a spinoff.
We've heard time and time again that the classic 1980s teenage John Hughes films heavily inspired director Jon Watts' when developing Spider-Man: Homecoming. The first trailer that was released for the film wonderfully teased that tone, but we've now learned that there's an entire sequence in the film that was inspired by one of the scenes from Hughes' film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which is one of my favorites!
In a recent interview posted by Cinemablend, co-producer Eric Carroll teased the scene, saying that it will be on of the signature sequences in the film:
"They go through this great Ferris Bueller-inspired chase through this neighborhood, where these guys from the Shocker, they got in one good clock. Spider-Man was not expecting that. So they get a jump on him, they tear off, and Spider-Man gives chase. It's a lot of fun. He's running through people's backyards, he's encountering friendly dogs, things like that. We think it's going to be one of the signature sequences in the film."
I love that scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and it sounds like the Spider-Man version of it that they came up with will be a ton of fun! I can't wait to see how this plays out in the film. It was made very clear by Carroll "that the movie is not shying away from the influences of classic high school films like Ferris Bueller's Day Off." I love that, and I'm excited to see some of the other 80s films that played a role in shaping the story for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Oh yeah, and the photo above is a new image from the film thanks to LA Times. You can watch the scene described from Ferris Bueller's Day Off below:
Ah, 2017. A time of great strife, but also a time when one can purchase a wearable mint dispenser disguised as a Poke ball. The duality of man knows no bounds.
Yes, these wearable Poke balls from Bandai are totally real, and though this photo seems to indicate that you'll need to wear them like Batman's utility belt encircling a high percentage of your waist, I have to imagine that — barring some insanely bad breath — just one of these at a time would be fine. Honestly, even one may be pushing it in a job that requires you to wear a suit. I'm not telling you to fully suppress your geeky true identity, but just read the room. You'll know if you work in a place where a wearable Poke ball mint dispenser is going to get you high fives or strange looks.
They cost about 7,000 Yen, or around $63 U.S. dollars, and you can get them here.
We played through the entire Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality last night, and oh man is it a blast! In total it took just under two hours to get everything done, but it probably wouldn't have taken so long if Justin had actually watched the show and knew what stuff was...read more on GameTyrant
I'm very curious about Starz's television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's book American Gods. I read the book a few months ago, and while I wanted to love it because it has such a great concept, I found the pacing to be excruciatingly slow. Thankfully, that doesn't appear to be the case in the TV version, which otherwise seems like a pretty faithful adaptation of the text. Take a look at a new featurette and get a sense of the storm that's brewing between the warring factions in this intriguing new series.
James Gunn has given us such a beautiful piece of work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy. He has brought joy and spontaneity that was much needed in Phase 2 and has such a love for the work. This Monday he stated he would be making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and that it would close a chapter on “this iteration” of the Guardians.
While I feel sad that this iteration of the Guardians is coming to an end, I also have great respect for his restraint to say one more and then move on to the next stage. Many directors will say they don't intend on making any more of something and then after it makes money changes their mind, but I feel like Gunn is the kind of person who will stick to his word.
But, for fans worried they won't be seeing any more James Gunn/Marvel collaborations, worry not, He's not completely done with Marvel just yet. When asked about this being his final Guardians film he had this to say:
"It doesn't mean it will be the end of my relationship with Marvel."
This has been confirmed with Kevin Feige who said Monday that he could foresee a future in which Gunn would oversee projects beyond Guardians 3. James Gunn also offered a lot of praise to his actors and the new people who are joining the Guardians films:
"I do my homework. Anybody whom I cast and put in the movie is going to be easy to work with. Because the last things I want to do is put a franchise together that we could be stuck doing a long time and be doing it with a bunch of jerks. That would be terrible."
It really does seem like the people he has chosen to work with are wonderful. Even more than just being friendly and family to each other, so many actors have been humble in their interviews and give so much credit to Gunn, and show so much joy to get to be a part of this. This series just might end up being one of my favorites, strongly due to the fact that everyone involved seems to really care about it and each other. It's about outcasts who learn to care for each other. One of the things that stuck with me most from Gunn was this quote:
"The first Guardians was about learning to love other people for people who didn't know how to do it. The second movie has a lot to do with learning how to be loved by other people."
James Gunn has done amazing things with the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films and he's got one more to go because he closes out the full story of these characters. This is seriously one of the greatest space opera's that have been made since the original Star Wars trilogy.
Well, in a recent interview with EW, the director confirmed that his three movies will tell one big story. He explains:
“I think really that the three movies work together as a whole, they’re going to tell one story. This is the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and we’re going to get to know the characters even better in the same way we got to know them much better in this film than the first one."
Having seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 already, it's easier for me to see how all these films will connect and where the story will go. There are a lot of story elements from the first film that carry over into Vol. 2, and I imagine some of those story arcs will continue through Vol. 3. Gunn went on to talking about taking on Vol. 3 saying:
"I wouldn’t have said yes if I didn’t have a fairly clear idea of where we were going and what we were going to do. I’m not a guy that’s just going to do it if I don’t have a vision for it. So, I’m very excited."
As for the soundtrack for Vol. 3, Gunn teased that it's going to be "a little different." He's obviously not going to give any hints as to what we might hear in that soundtrack. All he said was:
"Just different, you know? I think we’ll have to wait for a little while, but yeah, different."
The soundtrack of "Awesome Mix Vol. 2" is currently available for purchase and I absolutely love it! it makes me happy. I can't wait to see what sweet tunes he brings to Vol. 3.
If you love sweets but are looking to lose a little weight, here's a pretty nifty tool that might be of some use: an Alien egg-shaped cookie jar. I mean, think about it: every time you want a cookie, you have to lift a facehugger off the top of a disgusting-looking egg and pull one out. Knowing what kind of chaos those eggs bring in the Alien movies might be the perfect subconscious way to say to yourself, "You know what? I think I'll skip that extra cookie today."
Or, if you don't give a crap about losing weight, this could just serve as a normal cookie jar and be a weird conversation starter for house guests. I don't know your life. Snag one on Amazon right here.
There's a modder right now who's banking $4,000 a month to create sex mods for The Sims 4. We're not talking about the kind of silly stuff like the picture I put above either, we're talking about some really hardcore stuff. Seriously, I went to his site wondering how graphic sex in the Sims can be. Let's just say it's on a porn level of crazy...read more on GameTyrant
We've known for years that Universal Pictures was planning a Fast and Furious spinoff film with Dwayne Johnson. Then in 2015, we learned that various storylines have been written for several characters. Then rumors started growing that a film was being developed that would center around Dwayne Johnson's Hobbes and Jason Statham's Deckard. It was most recently reported that a scene was actually shot for The Fate of the Furious that would set up that spinoff. This apparently pissed Vin Diesel off and Universal ended up cutting it from the film.
Well, today Deadline is reporting that the Johnson and Statham spinoff is moving forward! This is the spinoff that the studio is excited about pursuing. According to the report, it's in the early stages of development and franchise writer Chris Morgan will be scripting the film.
The idea is for Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs to form an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Decker Shaw, for a movie that could conceivably be made while they are figuring the next Fast film.
I enjoyed the dynamic between these two characters in The Fate of the Furious and it's not hard to imagine a movie that focuses on those characters as they embark on some kind of action-packed Mission: Impossible-style adventure.
The Fast and the Furious is a film franchise that is exploding! I never thought it would ever get this big, but it shows no signs of slowing down. Are any of you excited to see Johnson and Statham get their own spinoff movie?