Hey! It's Valentines Day! And to celebrate, the marketing team behind Deadpool 2 has released some really cheesy cheap looking pun-fueled Valentines Day cards to promote the film. As you can see, the cards look like something you might pick up at the store for the kids to pass out at school to their classmates. The four cards released feature Deadpool, Dopinder, Blind Al, and Domino.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder.
Deadpool 2 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 18, 2018.
When Sword Art Online comes to Netflix as a live-action series, it will be with a primarily Japanese cast. Executive producer for the series Laeta Kalogridis (who just finished Altered Carbon) dismissed any speculation that any white-washing could happen with the series in a recent interview (via Kotaku):
Well, let’s get the obvious bit out of the way, right away. SAO is an essentially Japanese property, in which Kirito and Asuna, who are the two leads, are Japanese. In the television show, Kirito and Asuna will be played by Asian actors. Whether or not that was the question underneath your question, it’s not a conversation about whitewashing. When I sold it to Netflix, we were all on the same page. They are not interested in whitewashing it, and I am not interested in whitewashing it. In terms of the secondary characters, because the game is meant to be global, the way it’s presented in the anime and in the light novels, there are secondary characters that clearly are from other parts of the world, like Klein and Agil. To me, it’s very obvious when you watch it that you’re meant to take that this game spans the globe, but Kirito and Asuna are very clearly located as kids from Japan, and Tokyo, if I’m not mistaken. That is what we will be doing because that is the story. They are, in my mind anyway, much like Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell, defined in part by being seminal characters in an Asian piece of art. That’s the first and biggest thing.
For me, personally, that's good to hear. Mainly because a primarily Asian cast means that the series can stay true to its Japanese roots and therefore more in-tune with the tone of the original series. Death Note made the mistake of trying to Americanize its concept (in addition to condensing a long story into a 90 minute film) so I'm all for keeping faces familiar to American audiences out of the series if it means we can get a true live-action adaptation of the series with a Netflix budget. Plus, like Kalogridis mentioned, just because Kirito and Asuna will be Japanese, SAO is a global game so there will be opportunities to sprinkle in other nationalities of characters provided the plot calls for it.
I'm loving what I've heard about this project so far, let's just hope it stays on the right track.
DC Comics just had Batwoman break Batman's biggest rule, and now, she's out of the Bat Family. The moment came in DC's current Detective Comics storyline in which Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, ended up killing Clayface after the villain escaped their grasp. Batman, who had found out earlier in the storyline that Clayface's villainy and madness was a result of his powers had been working on a cure for the victim prior to the incident going down.
Screen Rant said Bruce cast out the hero, and now she's alligned with her military father Jacob Kane and willing to shed more blood in order to protect Gotham. All in all, it sounds like a time to get invested into Batman comics if you aren't already! Anyone who has been reading, what do you think of this storyline so far?
Director Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) is diving into the world of virtual reality. He is set to develop an original VR action series called The Limit and Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious) is set to star in it.
The series is a first-person POV series and it will be a part of STX’s pay-per-experience VR channel Surreal which is set to launch as an app on VR headsets in mid-2018.
The Limit is a completely original concept that will be written, directed and produced by Rodriguez and according to Deadline, the story follows Michelle Rodriguez as she plays "a genetically enhanced weapon of mass destruction hellbent on destroying the covert agency that created her."
That sounds like a lot of fun! The series, which was co-written by Racer Max, will be built from the ground-up as a native VR experience, and is being produced in "a new cinematic VR format that bridges the gap between traditional widescreen and 360-degree video."
The series started shooting in late January at Robert Rodriguez’s Double R Productions in Austin and recently wrapped this month.
I feel like VR is still very much in its infancy and that there's so much more untapped potential for it. I'm curious to see how this VR experience series turns out and I'm looking forward to checking it out.
Back in 2013, EA announced that it scored the exclusive license to make Star Wars games. Fans were mixed, with EA’s reputation going down the drain. Since that announcement, we’ve been given two console and PC games and a mobile game. To make matters worse, the two big games were Battlefront and Battlefront II, both of which have angered fans for different reasons. The first game had no single player campaign and (in my opinion) was nothing more than Call of Duty with a Star Wars skin thrown on top which really made me peeved. The second game got caught up in a controversy over microtransactions which led to poorer sales than the first. Not to mention, fans have petitioned to have the license revoked from EA. I can only imagine how this negative press has affected the relationship between Disney (the owner of Lucasfilm) and EA. Not to mention, the closing of Visceral Studios who were reportedly working on a single-player Star Wars game before its closing. In 5 years, EA has delivered two games that have most likely caused more headaches than benefits.
This rocky road has led to some rumors coming out that Lucasfilm is looking at extending the Star Wars license to other developers, namely Activision and Ubisoft, reports Cinelinx. Of course, many of us are wondering how this could happen without breaching the contract with EA, but the reporter states:
Now, I’m all for a different developer taking charge of these games. Heck, a Star Wars game similar to Assassin’s Creed (maybe Ahsoka, Ventris, or even someone new) could be really cool. Unfortunately, I have not seen the contract between EA and Disney and so I’m taking this news with a HUGE grain of salt for now, since I don’t know how Disney could get around the contract. Maybe Disney should’ve kept LucasArts alive so they could do this themselves?
A new teaser for Everything Sucks! has hit the web, and I had to once again spread the word about this series. The series hits Netflix Friday, and as all promotion for the series so far has said, this is going to be like Freaks and Geeks, but set in the 90s. I don't know about you guys, but I'm personally super excited to be re-living the days of windbreakers, Starter Jackets, as well as things that don't include jackets as well. Check out the new trailer below, which features a rather intense looking game of Spin-The Bottle.
Doctor Who has featured several historical figures in its long run, and rumor has it that Season 11 will feature a prominent figure of the Civil Rights movement. Screenrant reports onlookers of Season 11 filming have noticed a bus similar to the one Parks famously refused to give up her seat on. Additionally, others have found evidence that roles have been cast for Parks' husband Raymond, as well as her lawyer Fred Gray.
I'm all for Doctor Who showing more American based stories! We've only gotten a bit of love over the years on the series, so any American centric episode is always welcome in my book. How do you feel about Doctor Who covering the story of Rosa Parks?
Netflix has released the first trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Voltron: Legendary DefenderSeason 5, and I'm pretty sure fans of the series are going to like what they see. There have been a lot of twists and turns in this series and that's going to continue as the Voltron Force is trying to figure out if their new ally, Prince Lotor, can be trusted or not. At the same time, they are trying to retake the galaxy from the Galra Empire.
Shocked by Prince Lotor coming to their rescue in the fight against the evil witch Haggar at the end of season four, the Paladins struggle with whether or not they can really trust him. Though suspicious, Team Voltron is able to liberate more rebels with the aid of Lotor’s intel. Just as things start to look hopeful, Zarkon strikes, resulting in a shocking chain of events.
Entertainment Weekly had a chance to talk to showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery about the new alliance between the Paladins and Prince Lotor, saying:
"I think it’s fair to say that we find them kind of questioning whether an alliance is even a possibility. Who really wants to go full in and trust the Galra? There’s so much on the line if you make the wrong decision. So [the Paladins] are very hesitant.
"They’re playing it carefully, and I think it’s about as much of an olive branch as we could’ve gotten from two teams on totally opposite ends of the field there."
I've enjoyed this series! It's been a fun and adventurous ride and I'm excited about watching this latest season.
The voice cast includes Kimberly Brooks as Princess Allura; Rhys Darby as Coran; Josh Keaton as Shiro, Black Lion; Tyler Labine as Hunk, Yellow; Jeremy Shada as Lance, Blue Lion; Bex Taylor-Klaus as Pidge, Green Lion; and Steven Yeun as Keith, Red Lion.
DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender‘s first four seasons are currently available to stream on Netflix. Season five is set to be released on Friday, March 2.
One of the most anticipated indie titles to be launching in February has released a playable demo. The demo is free-to-play and available now on Steam for all the interested PC players. With only a week before Past Cure by Phantom 8 Studio launches, you can get a taste of what is in store for you.
I have been interested in Past Cure since the initial trailer from a few months back and are excited to get a chance to try this game out. With a genre that covers action, stealth, and horror, the path that lies within this game could lead in any direction and I am hoping to find plenty of twists within the story.
From what we know about the game, thanks to the interview we had with the developers, the story will focus on psychological horror and the action will take place in two different worlds: real life and a dream world. Each area featured in the game will have to be handled in its own way, whether that is stealth based or action based depends on the environment and enemies present.
Past Cure seems like it will bring a great blend of stealth and action to the horror genre. I am hoping it will be as enticing as The Evil Within 2 was and show the power of an indie team against a AAA one. Do you plan to try the demo or are you just going to wait for launch to take your first stab at the game?
It has been fun to see what the early version of the Millennium Falcon looked like before Han Solo won it from Lando in a Sabacc Tournament. We've seen some cool shots of it in action in the trailers that have been released for Solo: A Star Wars Story and we got a more detailed look at the Ralph McQuarrie-inspired design.
Now we actually have some additional details on the early look of the Millennium Falcon, what Lando used it for, and why Han Solo ended up turning it into a hunk of junk. It's explained that the ship is like a living thing and that the "differences tend to reflect its current occupant." Co-writer Jon Kasdan explains to EW:
“Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life, this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain. One of the things Larry and I had talked about was the Falcon should always reflect the personality of its captain."
Before Han got his hands on it, Lando was using it as a vessel to ferry goods. But that's not all... it was also his own personal party vessel. I guess we should've expected that from Lando! The ship went through some pretty heavy changes between the time of Solo and A New Hope.
Remember in A New Hope when Han Solo said, “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.” Well, it seems maybe some of those special modifications included making the ship look like a piece of crap on purpose. Actor Alden Ehrenreich explained:
"It’s safer in the galaxy to fly something that looks like a piece of junk. People underestimate you — especially if you’re up to no good. Kinda like how you’re more likely to get pulled over if you’re driving a Lamborghini."
So, by having a banged up and dingy Millennium Falcon, it was easier for him to fly under the radar as a smuggler. Of course, there's no doubt that a lot of the battle scars on the ship come from Han's reckless and fearless flying through the galaxy on his adventures.
Jon Kasdan also points out that the ship had a long history even before Lando got a hold of it. Apparently the ship is a lot older than we thought!
“Remember, when the Falcon enters our movie, it’s already had a long life. Decades of existence. And it’s been modified even from its original design. What we tried to do with the whole movie was take things that we take for granted and love and turn them on their ear.”
I wonder if they will touch on that history in the film. The Millennium Falcon will continue to evolve as its journey continues in the Star Wars universe with Star Wars: Episode IX and beyond.