I still haven't seen M. Night Shyamalan's Split (I know, I know — I'll get to it as soon as I can!), but just because I've fallen behind doesn't those of you who caught the film in theaters should be punished for it. So here: take a look at the latest episode of Earthling Cinema, which analyzes the hidden meaning in the movie. It's a pretty spoiler-filled video so watch at your own risk. Also try to keep things spoiler free in the comments for those other poor suckers who haven't seen it yet.
Jeff Goldblum has been officially cast in Jurassic World 2! Life has found a way and he will once again come face to face with dinosaurs again as Dr. Ian Malcolm! This is the best news ever! I love Goldblum in this role that originated in Steven Spielberg's 1993 film, Jurassic Park. He went on to star in 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
There's no information on how big of a role he'll have in Jurassic World 2 or how exactly he'll fit into the story, but I couldn't be more excited that he's returning to the franchise!
J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) is directing the next installment of the franchise and Goldblum will join Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, James Cromwell and Toby Jones. Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World, wrote the script for the follow-up with Derek Connolly.
Goldblum will next be seen in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. Are you happy to hear that Goldblum will be back as Dr. Ian Malcolm?
I've been reading Marvel Comics for the past ten or so years, and I've kept up to date on all the stuff that has gone on. The wars, the invasions, the deaths, and rebirths. Something that Marvel likes to say every now and then is that they're gonna break the internet with what they are doing.
What does this mean though? Like really? In my opinion, there has never been anything so massively crazy that everyone on the internet just smashed their computer or stopped browsing. The closest thing to breaking the internet I can think of is just bombarding message boards and reddit with discussions. So if that's what they mean, great. But even that wouldn't do it.
Marvel has just announced Marvel Legacy, a relaunch and rebranding of its comic book line that promises to return Marvel to what it once was. Making Iron Man alive, Thor worthy of his hammer, and Captain America not Hydrafied. A lot of stuff has happened in the Marvel Comics Universe, and this Legacy is meant to hopefully fix everything and put it back to the status quo.
In an interview with ABC News, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso had this to say of Marvel Legacy:
"[Marvel Legacy issue] functions as a preview of what's to come. It's chocked full of twists, surprises, Easter eggs, and let's just say, a last-page reveal that's probably gonna break the internet. It's a big moment, something we continually get asked about. We are going to answer that question."
I love Marvel. I will always love Marvel. But, if you've been reading them for the past ten years, or even earlier, you must know how hard it is to have your mind blown. In the past five years alone, I've seen Spider-man, Hulk, Captain America, Professor X, War Machine, Wolverine, and Cyclops die. Not to mention THE ENTIRE MARVEL UNIVERSE. Ya, that happened. Everyone died and Doctor Doom put them all back together, then messed it all up and Mr. Fantastic put it all back together. But seriously what can they do to blow minds? I already know they're bringing back a bunch of my favorites, which is great. I think they had a fun time experimenting and got a lot out of it, but it's good to get back to the basics. So what are they going to do to break the internet? There's a part of me worried about this because I'm scared it will be going too far. They could decide to do something crazy like Original Sin and while telling a great story mix up a bunch of tie-ins.
I honestly hope it's just a fresh start. Not like Ultimate Marvel, they could change the world and do something cool, (although Ultimate Marvel wouldn't be terrible). I like the idea of essentially playing with reality a bit like DC did. Set in an age for all the heroes and establish their continuity. There are so many weird things that happened in the past ten years alone, that it's hard to get new readers into it. So wipe it all. Keep the new characters. There's a lot of good ones there. Champions are rad and Jane Foster Thor is cool. I'm not against the new establish world where the new and old exist simultaneously. Marvel can take a few of the events that they really think is necessary for characters and make them cannon. Everything else can get a fresh start. Tony Stark is a Billionaire Playboy; Captain America is a hero out of time; Peter Parker is a young adult trying to survive adulting mixed with Heroism.
Sometimes, to move forward, you have to start with a semi-clean slate. So if Marvel really wants to break the internet and wow us, then just start new and create your empire from the ground up again. They can bring back as many people back from the dead as they want, but then make a rule that from here on out, anyone who dies will stay dead for at LEAST ten years. No clones, no time travel, no resurrection. Make death matter. That will really blow some minds.
Hakuna matata! According to The Wrap, director Jon Favreau and Disney have cast Billy Eichner (Billy in the Street, Bob's Burgers) and Seth Rogen (You all know who he is) as Timon and Pumbaa in the upcoming feature film adaptation of The Lion King. The two actors recently worked together in the comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
They seem like a solid pair of comedic talent to voice these popular characters. It's not hard to imagine them providing the voices of them, that's for sure. The two characters were originally wonderfully voiced by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella. It will be interesting to see what Rogen and Eichner end up doing with the characters to make them their own.
Rogen and Eichner join the previously cast Donald Glover in the lead role of Simba, and James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as Simba's father Mufasa.
What do you think of Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa?
We've already written about composer Hans Zimmer's awesome performance last weekend at Coachella, but now another video from that show has surfaced, and it's Zimmer and his orchestra playing a selection from The Dark Knight trilogy. And once again, they absolutely crush it. I'm shocked at how great the sound quality is there considering the sheer number of musicians on stage, but man, this sounds like it would have been a tremendous show to see in person.
Seriously, I've turned into a ginourmous pansy when it comes to horror games and flicks. While I did finish LAYERS OF FEAR, I barely made it through with the volume at very low levels. Enter Red Barrels' OUTLAST II and it makes other horror games seem like a Disney cartoon...read more on GameTyrant
Nerdist has released a fun Bruno Mars-style Spider-Man parody music video called "That Spidey Life". If you're a fan of Bruno Mars and Spider-Man then you'll definitely enjoy it! The video came with the following description:
Sometimes you just have to take a moment to appreciate the finer things, especially when you're living That Spidey Life. In this music video parody of Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like", Spider-Man sings a smooth pop anthem about all the stuff that makes life worth living, but instead of limos and lobster tails he's talking about web slinging and wall crawling. And just like Bruno, Spidey has his eye on a Manhattan penthouse, but the one he wants is in the Avengers Tower. Bringing in elements from both classic Spider-Man stories and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming feature film, this video from the makers of Belle and Boujee is the perfect soundtrack for anyone just trying to live That Spidey Life.
The video was directed by Andrew Bowser and Ben Carter dances away as Spider-Man.
I did not care for Suicide Squad, but I know many of you — including our own Joey Paur — loved it. So for those who actually found a lot to appreciate about David Ayer's supervillain team-up movie, maybe you'll dig these visual effects reels (via /Film) that concentrate on some of the movie's more impressive moments.
Ever since its debut, 13 Reasons Why has created a controversy in pop culture with people on both sides of the topic arguing. It wasn't one of the best things I watched in 2017, but I enjoyed it for what it was...a teen drama. I didn't pull some deeper message out of the situation, but then again I've never experienced something like that so I have nothing to compare it to. While you may not agree with everyone's opinion on the show, I think it's good that a dialogue is being created about suicide and depression. Netflix attempts to showcase that element with a video in which teens and parents watch the show separately and then share their thoughts on the show. Has anyone similar had these types of discussions with someone younger after watching 13 Reasons Why?