Marvel has released a full Japanese trailer for Black Panther and it features some cool new footage that we haven't previously seen. Some of that footage offers a new look at the Vibranium mines that are hidden beneath Wakanda. It also offers new footage of the main villain in the film, Erik Kilmonger, who is played by Michael B. Jordan. If you're excited about Black Panther, you'll definitely want to watch this trailer!
Black Panther looks like it's going to be a visually stunning film. I really do love that Marvel is playing around with different visual styles of their cinematic universe and it's one thing I'm excited about seeing explored and played with more in the future films that Marvel makes.
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther stars also stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and Angela Bassett. It's set to open in theaters on February 16, 2017.
Over the weekend during Comic Con Experience 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Warner Bros. revealed its upcoming slate of DC Films that they'll be releasing.
We weren't really sure what exactly the future held for the DC Films after Justice League was released, but now we know. Most of the original plan is still in place, but there are a few films that weren't mentioned this time around.
The upcoming film slate includes Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2, Flashpoint, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Shazam!, Green Lantern Corps, and The Batman. These films were apparently all presented with title cards.
The films that weren't included are the previously announced Cyborg movie, the Justice League sequel, Gotham City Sirens, the Harley Quinn and Joker movie, the Joker origin film, Black Adam and the Deathstroke film, which was teased at the end of Justice League. The fact these films weren't mentioned doesn't mean that they aren't still in development. Whatever the reasoning is, the studio isn't ready to officially include them in their line-up yet.
Aquaman is set to be released on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1st, 2019, Shazam on April 5, 2019, and Green Lantern Corps will hit theaters in 2020.
Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi had no trouble getting into the Mos Eisley Cantina back in Episode 4, but it appears things have changed as we get ready for Episode 8! Watch Stephen Colbert play a less than helpful host at the entrance who denies Luke entry below and let us know what you think.
The Discovery Channel is producing a fascinating new series that will investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla.
The series is called Tesla and one of the coolest parts of the series will involve a team of engineers coming together to build and test-fire Tesla's Death Ray, which is supposedly an incredibly dangerous weapon of mass destruction. This weapon could have swung the balance of power in World War II and may have been a main reason of motive to have Tesla killed.
I've been fascinated with Tesla and his work for years. This talented man screwed over by people thought his life and Thomas Edison was one of the biggest assholes to him. I'm excited about this new series and the information that it will bring to light. THR offers the following info:
In 1943, Tesla, who has been called "The Man Who Invented the 20th Century," was found dead in a hotel room. His safe was cracked open, and his research was missing.
In 2016, the FBI declassified 250 documents that provided new insight into Tesla's work and final days. The files revealed new information about the Death Ray and showed that world superpowers, including the U.S., Soviet Union and Axis powers, were all interested in the weapon.
In the new series, military investigator Jack Murphy and Tesla historian Cameron Prince travel the globe hunting for information about Tesla's innovations and the research that may have gone missing from his safe. The places they visit include Tesla's last standing American laboratory in Shoreham, New York, on Long Island, his first American lab in Colorado and Serbia, his homeland.
Murphy and Prince interview a wide range of people, including a rare conversation with Tesla's closest living relative. They also examine never-before-seen, hand-drawn sketches and calculations for the Death Ray that were completed by Tesla himself.
Additionally, engineer Aron Koscho and his team will build a prototype of the Death Ray. If they can construct and operate this fatal weapon, it might provide a motive for murder.
The new is set to premiere on Discovery on Tuesday, January 2nd at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It will be preceded by a special airing Dec. 22 that highlights Tesla's work and how it has contributed to communication and transportation technologies.
With the recent celebrations and achievement awards given out at The Game Awards 2017 this past weekend, it is time to chose this past years Not-So-Game of the Year. For the year of 2017, the winner of this prestigious award goes to...
After looking over the options for 2017, excluding indie games, we feel that the most suited title was in factFor Honor by Ubisoft. Although it received good reviews, had a unique fighting styled gameplay, multiple modes, and a lot of hype leading up to its launch, the game lacked in a few aspects that crushed its own community.
Following the launch, the community quickly found that there was a large imbalance between the classes and, even with the new characters added, it seemed like the game was not ready to launch just yet. It even got bad enough for players to consider boycotting the game! It required a large patch to fix, but by the time Ubisoft could even start to work on the issue they were losing players. It wasn't long before reports of 75% of the For Honor community dropping out, killing off the online experience like they used to kill foes in-game.
Despite creating a fun concept that had a well-received open demo, the game lost all credibility and appeal to its own community in months. So, with this said, we feel that we have chosen the most appropriate winner for GameTyrant'sNot-So-Game of the Year Award.
Do you agree with our choice or do you have a more fitting choice in mind? Let us know in the comments!
With reports of the sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming prepping for production next summer, you can bet that there is some kind of casting underway.
One role it looks like they will be casting is for Gwen Stacy. Omega Underground came across an audition tape from an unknown French actress by the stage name of Louna and she is auditioning for the role of Gwen Stacy.
In the past, the character has been played by Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard and she has typically been portrayed as a blonde haired blue eyed American girl. Well, it looks like they might be changing up that image for the sequel. According to the report:
If we are to base the possible inclusion of this character based on the audition tape. Marvel Studios may end up changing up the character’s origin by making her a foreign exchange student from Europe. Possibly being born in France or even Russia then transferring to Peter’s school.
The reason behind our assumption is because we have already seen director Jon Watts change both MJ (Zendaya) and Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) ethnicity for the original film. With Ned now being depicted as an Hawaiian-American teenager as opposed to a blonde hair caucasian male. And the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of MJ played by Zendaya as an ethnically mixed love interest as compared to her typical red-haired caucasian counterpart in the comics. This also means we may get an origin change for Captain George Stacy as well if this pans out..
This is just rumor and speculation at the moment, but with all of the points listed above, it's not too far-fetched to think that director Jon Watts and Marvel would change things up and try something new and different with the character.
What do you think about the possibility of seeing Gwen Stacy reimagined in a different way like this?
You can watch the audition tape that was posted online below:
Thanks to EW, we have some new information on director Simon Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Pheonix. Specifically regarding Michael Fassbender's Erik Lensherrr a.k.a. Magneto's role in the story. Before we get into that, lets set it up with a rundown of what we already know. regarding the story. Last week the following story details were revealed:
Set in 1992, about 10 years after the events of last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix opens with the X-Men, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), in a new, unexpected role: national heroes. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) even lands on the cover of Time magazine. But his growing ego puts the team at risk.
Kinberg went on to explain the pride is starting to get the better of Xavier, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions.” One of those missions includes them going on a rescue mission in space.
After they’re dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean (Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner)— the Phoenix.
This is where Jean Grey's big crazy transformation into the Phoenix starts. It was explained by Kinberg:
"Jean absorbs those solar flares and then hurls them back out into space. That’s what triggers, awakens, creates this Phoenix force and voice inside her. What appears to the world to be another heroic victory by the X-Men in saving stranded people in space we realize is the the thing that begins the unraveling of Jean and the unraveling of secrets Charles told her."
This whole experience ends up effecting Jean in a way that sends her on a journey of self-discovery of sorts as life gets very confusing for her. This journey leads her to Magneto. Michael Fassbender explains where we find Magneto in the story, saying:
"A confused Jean turns to Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), the rogue mutant who parted ways with the X-Men at the end of Apocalypse and now lives on an island named Genosha, a destination comic-book fans will recognize. He's set up this place for mutants that don't have a home to go to. They have to work as a community, but it's a safe place for them and they'll be accepted."
It sounds to me like the relationship between Magneto and Jean may end up being similar to the relationship Magneto had with Mystique in First Class. Will Magneto help Jean embrace these new powers that have been awakened in her, guiding her to the dark side? If this is the case, he'll find out that he's making a big mistake!
For those of you who aren't familiar with the island of Genosha, it's a fictional country in the Marvel universe. It's an island nation off the east coast of Africa. The island was once known for the enslavement of mutants and was ruled by Magneto before being destroyed and most of the mutants were wiped out by Sentinels.
There's a long history with Genosha, but we don't know how big of a role it will actually play in the story. We'll find out when the film is released on November 2nd.
The heated battle over the phrase "Comic-Con" has come to an end. On Friday a jury sided with San Diego Comic-Con in a court battle with Utah's rival pop culture convention over rights to use the phrase "comic con."
THR reports the panel decided that Salt Lake Comic Con used the trademarked phrase without SDCC's permission, but it did not do it knowingly. SDCC was asking for $12 million in damages, but ultimately the court awarded the San Diego event $20,000.
In a statement San Diego Comic-Con said:
"From the beginning all that we asked of the defendants was to stop using our Comic-Con trademarks. Today we obtained a verdict that will allow us to achieve this."
But Salt Lake Comic Con is not happy with the outcome, The Utah convention's co-founder Dan Farr told a Salt Lake City TV station that he plans to appeal the decision.
Lawyers for SDCC argued during the trial that Utah's event stole the conventions name to have instant success built on the reputation the San Diego Con has built over years of hard work.
"This case is about stealing, taking something that is not yours, something you have no right to. It's about right, and it's about wrong," Callie Bjurstrom, an attorney for San Diego Comic-Con International, said during closing arguments.
Salt Lake says the phrase is a generic shortened form of "comic book convention" used by 140 other events around the country. They said they saw dozens of other unaffiliated events using the same phrase and thought it was 100% usable.
Salt Lake Comic Con has made nearly $3 million since it started in 2013.
San Diego Comic-Con has grown into the biggest event of pop culture, since its start in 1970 and now has an annual attendance of more than 135,000.
For many Gremlins is the perfect film to watch to close out the Halloween season and kick off the holidays. The 1984 classic is loved by horror fans and is considered by many to be one of director Joe Dante's funnest films.
Now Gremlins fan Ryan Patrick has made an unofficial sequel, Gremlins Recall which picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 film, and imagines a world where Mogwai have been domesticated enough to be sold as exotic pets. The catch is that the Mogwai have to be kept medicated so that they don’t turn into the dangerous creatures that terrorize the innocent.
Gremlins Recall was shot in just three days, and uses pretty impressive puppets designed by former Face Off contestant on Syfy, Eric Fox. This short skips over theevents of Gremlins 2:
“Making a Gremlins film is an idea that’s been on my mind for over a year. It’s one of those films you want to see a good sequel to—but Hollywood just hasn’t done it yet. Everyone on this crew is a Gremlins super fan. We just wanted to take people back to that world, and show some cool Gremlin kills along the way.”
One of the multiple games announced at The Game Awards 2017 caught my attention for more than just its gameplay and graphics. GTFO by 10 Chambers Collective, which including a game designer from Payday, looked amazing thanks to how the trailer started to the scenery of the action! Check this out:
If you don't see this to be a dungeon crawler game in the form of a first person shooter, then you aren't seeing what I see. Dropping in to a dungeon to search for treasures, avoid and kill monsters, all to most likely make a profit is the essentials of what makes a dungeon crawler what they are.
I am interested to dive within those caves myself and see what all lurks below the surface, find out what our goal is, and grab a few winning rounds with my friends. The fact that it is a four player multiplayer just screams Gauntlet to me. How excited are you to get this game on Steam come 2018?