DEADPOOL Animated Series Writer Discusses What We Can Expect and Compares Deadpool To God

In case you're wondering about what we can expect to see from Donald Glover's animated Deadpool series, writer Stefani Robinson (Atlanta) offers some insight into the creative process and what we can expect to see from the series. 

While talking to CB in an interview, Robinson says that the animated series will have its own distinct style that will set it apart from the films.

“I believe that we sort of attacked it at an angle that was very true to us and made sense to us, and I don't think we took many cues from the movie or what the general public knows about Deadpool. I think we sort of lean into the comic books. We're like, ‘This is how we interpret this person, and this character, this superhero, this anti-hero, whatever,’ and sort of made that apply to what we love in TV in our lives.”

She then goes on to talk about why she likes Deadpool so much and why he's so fun to play with. In the process, she compares the character to God:

“I loved the Deadpool character because he can't die! I mean, for all intents and purposes, I think that he is like God in a way. It's sort of fun to play with a character who can do anything, basically, and really get into the mentality of someone who is bored with life, who doesn't feel any stakes, doesn't feel any danger, and is like, ‘OK – This is just kind of my life, and what do I do with being someone who exists on a superior platform than everybody else?’ What would you do if you lived forever, couldn't die?"

I'm sure that why a lot of us enjoy Deadpool so much. In a separate interview with Popped Culture, Donald Glover talked about his goals for the series, saying:

"That it's funny. That one it just seems really easy. There's not as much to hold sacred, in a weird way. I know people love Deadpool and I know people are big comic book geeks, but it's not the same as Lando or Atlanta, where you have a whole city on your back. Deadpool is very aware of himself, so, I don't have to live up to anything. So it's been actually, quite easy."

Glover has a unique way of looking at the character as he is developing this series and he's absolutely right. He doesn't have to live up to anything. He just needs to let Deadpool be Deadpool and see what happens! That's part of what makes Deadpool so fun!

Donald is also working with his brother Stephen on the series and I'm excited to see how it turns out! So far I've liked everything that I've heard. The Deadpool animated series is scheduled to debut this May on FX.

The PlayStation’s Collector Guide Is Finally Here

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For those that have been collecting the classics and assortments that came from the early days of Playstation, then you will be excited to find an official Playstation Anthology novel exists! Covering from 1994-1997, this classic edition anthology contains the history of all the best games, joycons, controllers, interviews, gear, and most importantly the list of limited editions.

This massive tome of Playstation history carries over 4000 game titles, limited editions, gear, and so much more. Many of the items are featured in the book with a crisp, colorful image of the item and paired with details all about the merchandise.

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The full list of features include:

  • A full history of the machine itself - from development to retirement
  • The definitive games collection - including the best of the special editions
  • 26 exclusive Interviews with those who shaped the console's success
  • Enemy Retaliation - the challengers to the PS1's crown
  • An insight into the "Sony Miracle" and the history of the company 

Remaining in the Top 5 Best Selling Consoles title, the Playstation is no doubt one of the most iconic and interesting machines. The 26 exclusive interviews provide insight into every aspect of the the console's evolution and success. This is easily a good read for both enthusiast and casual reader with an interest in video games. Do you plan to pick up a copy of the Playstation Anthology?

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Trailer For Netflix’s Reboot of the 90s Series REBOOT

Do you remember the 90s series ReBoot? It was a Canadian CGI-animated action-adventure series. I vaguely remember this show, but Netflix is rebooting it and calling it ReBoot: The Guardian Code. They even released a trailer that you can watch below and it looks pretty silly. It kind of has a Power Rangers type vibe to it and it definitely looks like something that would come from the 90s. This version of the show is a live-action and CGI hybrid. Even the CGI looks like it comes out of the 90s! This is the description that came with the trailer:

The show is a cool mix of live action and awesome animation about the adventures of four teenagers who become the Next-Generation Guardians of Cyberspace with the help of an artificially intelligent bio-constructed teenage girl.

If you're familiar with the original series then you know that they've changed some things up. The original series centers around the lives of a mainframe Guardian, who is named Bob along with his companions Enzo and Dot Matrix. They all reside in the self-contained digital world of a computer. They obviously did away with all of those characters in this reboot. 

Netflix Original Series debuts on March 30th. Watch the trailer and let us know if it looks like something you'd watch to check out. Also, in case you need a little reminder of the original series, I also included the intro, which might jumpstart your memory. 

ROBIN HOOD and Andy Serkis’ MOWGLI Get Official PG-13 Ratings

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It’s been a while since we heard anything about the new Robin Hood movie, but the MPAA has spoken and it will receive a PG-13 rating. The reason is: “extended sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive references.” This probably doesn’t come as a shock to anyone really. Most other versions of Robin Hood have been PG-13, so it’s expected. However, Andy SerkisMowgli is also getting a PG-13 rating. This should help solidify that this is not the same Jungle Book movie that Disney has put out. The reason for the rating is: “intense sequences of action violence including bloody images, and some thematic elements.” Serkis himself wanted a darker film in hopes of scaring kids, not because he’s mean, but because he knows they love being scared and believes they are “sophisticated”:

It’s a PG-13, more a kind of ‘Apes’ movie, a slightly darker take, closer to Rudyard Kipling’s. It’s great to scare kids in a safe environment because it’s an important part of development, and we all loved to be scared as kids, so we shouldn’t overly protect them. Kids are so sophisticated, and that is why our ‘Jungle Book’ is quite dark.

I’m still not sold on Robin Hood (how many times will we get the same story?), but Mowgli sounds pretty cool. Here’s a synopsis for Mowgli:

Human child Mowgli is raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, but the fearsome tiger Shere Khan doesn’t take a liking to him. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.

Source: ComingSoon

Watch a Visual Effects Breakdown of The Bombing Run in STAR WAR: THE LAST JEDI

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Industrial Light and Magic has released an awesome "Behind the Magic" featurette that breaks down the visual effects of the Bombing Run scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In case you need a reminder, this is the opening scene of the film where the Resistance is trying to hold off First Order fighters while the Resistance bombers move in to blow up the massive Dreadnought.

This video shows us how the Oscar-nominated team at ILM awesomely crafted this exciting scene by combining, CGI with live footage that shot on the set of the film using green screen. I love watching videos like this! The creative and technical process behind bring these films to life has always fascinated me.

Olivia Wilde’s Feature Film Directorial Debut will be BOOKSMART

Olivia Wilde is best known for her onscreen roles in films such as TRON: Legacy. Then, she started producing some movies such as Drinking Buddies. Now, Wilde is set to debut as a director with Booksmart. The film has cast Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein to star in this original script penned by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins.

The story follows Dever and Feldstein’s characters, who, on the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

This sounds like it’ll be a crazy high school movie that could either be a lot of fun or a dud. I’m hoping that this film is a lot of fun as I have a soft spot for these high school movies, and I can’t wait to hear more about Booksmart.

Source: Variety

ADVENTURE TIME is Set to Return With New Episodes in March and We Have a Clip!

Adventure Time is coming back to Cartoon Network next month with four new back to back episodes! The first of these new episodes is called "Blenanas" and in it, Finn is attempting to prove himself as a writer. We have a fun clip for the episode that you can check out below. In it, Princess Bubblegum is trying to keep the Candy Kingdom safe.

The first of these four episodes will air on Sunday, March 18th, at 7pm. If you don't want to wait until then, you will be able to catch it on the Cartoon Network app and on VOD on Friday, March 9th. 

Unlikely heroes Finn (a silly kid with an awesome hat) & Jake (a brassy dog with a big kind heart), are the best of friends and always find themselves in the middle of heart pounding escapades as they traverse the mystical Land of Ooo.

This is such a ridiculous series, but it's a good and fun kind of ridiculous! I know that fans of the series will enjoy what is to come. Get a little taste of it right here...

Director David F. Sandberg Talks Inspiration for Shazam’s Costume

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Zachary Levi recently teased fans with a picture of him in costume as the superhero Shazam, but the costume was covered by a big coat. That was mean Levi! Well, even though we don’t know exactly what the costume will look like, director David F. Sandberg has explained where the inspiration for the costume came from... Justice League: War.

The suit has some similarities to his look in Justice League: War. Once pics have been released I can tell you more about where the inspirations came from and why certain choices were made.

That should help fans narrow things down a bit. The film was one of DC’s direct-to-DVD movies, and while I haven’t seen it, I imagine it’s pretty good concerning their track record on those. I think my biggest questions are will he have the hood and cloak, and how will they do the lightning bolt emblem on his chest.

I’m getting excited for Shazam! and am hopeful that DC has gotten their act together and is able to make consistently great movies. They have some good characters and good stories here’s hoping they’ve learned how to use them.

Here's the latest photo that Levi has shared:

Source: CBM

Review: Alex Garland’s ANNIHILATION is Beautiful and Haunting Sci-Fi Thriller

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Director Alex Garland set the bar extremely high with the first film he directed, Ex Machina. Like many of you, I was blown away by that film, and it was going to be a hard film to follow. When I first heard that the director was taking on Annihilation as his next film, it seemed like it would be the perfect project for him. And you know what? It totally was!

The film is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy and the story follows a team of female scientists who embark on a dangerous journey inside what is known as The Shimmer. This strange alien phenomenon is changing the biology of everything that it engulfs and it's expanding. The team sent in consists of an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and a biologist. Their job is to study The Shimmer; collect specimens; record their observations, find out what happened to previous expeditions, and if they can... come out of it alive.

Nothing can prepare this team for what they are going to face once inside. The deeper they travel into The Shimmer the crazier things get for this team of people. Along the way, they witness and experience things that are both strange, disorienting, and nightmarishly frightening! Seriously... there's some pretty messed up shit that they come across. 

As I was watching the story unfold, there was no way to predict what was going to happen next. The movie definitely kept me on my toes and on the edge of my seat. You should know that this is more of a slow-burn thriller. If you're expecting a full-on action-packed sci-fi spectacle, that's not what you're going to get. It seems like the movie is meant to play with the audience's emotions, mess with their heads, and make them think. It certainly takes you in some insane unexpected directions! 

Don't get me wrong, the movie does have some great action as well as some crazy terrifying moments. I don't want to go into detail on any of that stuff because it's best experienced while you're watching the movie. 

This is a fascinating film and if you liked what you saw in the trailers and you're into strange and trippy sci-fi movies, chances are you're going to enjoy Annihilation. Garland did an incredible job with this movie, I especially loved the visual aspect of it, which you get a taste of in the trailers that were released. There were aspects of the movie that reminded me of something you'd see Stanley Kubrick do.

Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac and every one of them give fantastic performances! I was just engulfed in this wonderfully strange and haunting story from beginning to end. I know the movie isn't going to be for everyone, but there's definitely an audience that is going to love and appreciate it. 

INSIDIOUS 5 is Reportedly in Development Because The Franchise is a Big Cash Cow

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I am a huge fan of the Insidious horror franchise. I've enjoyed the film's that they have made and it turns out that the last movie in the franchise, Insidious: The Last Key, turned out the be the highest grossing film in the franchise! Here's a breakdown of how much each film has made:

  • Insidious: The Last Key (2018) — $164.4M
  • Insidious Chapter 2 (2013) — $161.9M
  • Insidious Chapter 3 (2015) — $113.0M
  • Insidious (2011) — $97.0M

According to Bloody-Disgusting, Bumhouse is reportedly developing a fifth Insidious film, which shouldn't come as a surprise. I'm just curious to see what the next chapter in the franchise will entail! One bit of information that the report does drop about the next film is that it will unlikely be another prequel. 

Even though James Wan has remained a producer on the franchise over the course of the four films, it would be cool to see him come back to direct another one. I doubt it will happen, but ya never know. Adam Robitel directed the last movie and he did such a great job that maybe the studio will bring him back for another one. We'll just have to wait and see, but I'd be cool will that.

Where would you like to see the Insidious franchise go next?