Tho:r Ragnarok has come and it's amazing. Everyone agrees... except for those who don't, and those are far and few. I thought it was amazing. I loved the characters and especially the whole look of the character designs. It's even cooler to see how they evolved over the process. Andy Park who worked on the pre-production concept art has recently shared some of his art on Twitter. And it's pretty rad.
One of the images features a worn down Thor. He looks tired, and beat. While it looks great, and very rustic, I really like that they cut his hair and made him more lively. I feel like Thor has evolved as a character from just a stupid bro, to a mopey bro, to a fully fleshed out friend. It's like a guy you can't stand in high school was humbled by the real world and became a cool guy who you hang out with now.
The other image is of Hela when the movie was going for something darker and boy does it look dark. I love what was done in the movie, but this is SUPER cool. I love how prickly it looks. It almost looks like I could cut myself on the picture. Hela was definitely a bit more leathery in the film, but I almost wish that there was more steel and sharp edges. It would have even been cool to see maybe a more war oriented Hela in the battle with the Valkyries scene.
Either way, Andy Park is a great artist. Check out his stuff below.
The Punisher is Marvel's next big Netflix flagship series, and while everyone knows that they exist in the same universe, none of the big four Defenders will be making an appearance in the series. Marvel has made sure that they don't get tied together, but why?
Steve Lightfoot, who is the showrunner on the show, recently told Syfy Wire the reason for the separation, and it makes a little sense:
"I think it's something that you need to talk to someone in Marvel about that because when I came in to take the show on, it was always very clear to me that they wanted it to sort of tell its own story and run on its own track and not really intersect with what was happening in The Defenders. That was part of the brief.
"I guess I could speculate on the reasons for that, but I think from what I understand the original concept for the four characters that became The Defenders was always the plan and the Punisher spun out of that. But very much certainly when I came in the brief was always that it was to be its own show and its own thing separate from that."
So, from the sounds of it, they've had some big Defenders plans from the beginning and even though people want Punisher, he was never part of the plan. This almost feels like when Daredevil wasn't going to have any crossover with the Avengers movies, but it's still a "connected universe". I know I'm complaining a lot, but The Punisher played such an interesting role in Daredevil, that I guess I'd love to see him interact with the other Defenders as well.
Maybe Punisher could start his own crew-niverse. I mean, we already have the Defenders being street heroes, who's to say we can't see Punisher put together some Thunderbolts. He won't have to deal with the Defenders, maybe he gets a crew of people who are the worst, like Elektra, Blade, and Ghostrider. Each of them get their own Netflix series and they all team up for Thunderbolts series. Do it!
It seems Marvel has a lot of plans for the Defenders. I can't wait to see what happens next. I just hope they take two steps forward without the step back.
I love X-Men. I love Stranger Things. What would it be like if you were to combine the two? Well, gee, I'd have to say I'd love that so much my head might fall off. Well... somebody please hold on to my head.
Bosslogic, an artist who shares much of his work on social media has been doing some AWESOME mash-up art featuring the characters from Stranger Things as classic X-Men characters. He picks pretty solid choices for each one.
Lucas is Bishop, Mike is Cyclops, Eleven is Phoenix, Will is Iceman, and Dustin is Beast. It's so cool, and so perfect and now he's made some more with the adults and teens. Steve is Gambit, Nancy is Rogue, Hopper is Sabretooth, and Jonathan is Cannonball, because that's who he'll be in the upcoming New Mutants movie.
All of this is so amazing, and now I want Natalie Dyer to play Rogue more than I've wanted anyone to play anything. It's such a perfect fit. Check out a few of the images below and Bosslogic's Twitter for updates. Seriously, he's got some amazing stuff!
I've had a change of heart recently when it comes to sequels. After seeing Blade Runner 2049, I really believe sequels can be a good thing when done right. Even when the sequel is decades after the original. And in the spirit of believing, I really believe the new Jumanji movie is going to be great.
The new trailer for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle doesn't show too much of anything new. It feels mostly like it's focusing on showing off the Rock as much as possible. "Wow, isn't the Rock strong?", "The Rock is so handsome", "The Rock doesn't take anything from anybody". We get it, Dwayne, you are great! Even with all the focus on the Rock, it still is pretty cool. It gives a better idea of how this Jumanji is connected to the first.
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a braveexplorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.
I'm pumped about the film. All of these actors are funny and strong personalities that I think will be very interesting to see how they bounce off of each other. Especially considering they are all playing against type, which has to be a dream for many of them. Check out the new trailer below along with some new character posters!
Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle was directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard, Bad Teacher, and Sex Tape) and it will be released in theaters on December 22nd.
I haven't played Injustice 2, nor have I had a huge desire to. It hasn't been a big game for me. But now. Now, it is something I can't believe I've lived so long without. Just recently, not one, not two, but all the Ninja Turtles have been released as DLC for Injustice 2!
This announcement was made along with Enchantress and the Atom, which, I mean... great. That's cool and stuff. But back to the turtles. As they appeared on the trailer, I just about lost my mind. These are the old school looking turtles too. Not the Goron/Hunchback Turtles Michael Bay tried to shove down our throat.
To be honest, if they made another SOLID Ninja Turtles fighting game, like the one they released on the SNES, I would be totally down to play it. Until then I guess I got this though. It seems as if the turtles fight as one, and maybe switch out with each other to fight. Not a lot has been released, but dang, does it look cool. Check out the trailer below.
There's a lot of fan-made videos out there, and some are good and some are bad, and some are just... well... there. Sometimes mashups work really well, and sometimes, it's a nice thought. Black Panther vs Wolverine is an ambitious project by stryder HD, but it doesn't quite sync up perfectly.
It's a cool idea. I mean adamantium and vibranium clinking in a real film would be awesome, but to piece it together with clips from Wolverine movies and only a Black Panther trailer is definitely ambitious.
Some of the stuff is cool. They digitally put Hugh Jackman's Wolverine into certain Black Panther trailer moments, but a lot of the fan-made trailer just feels like a choppily cut version of the Black Panther trailer. The biggest problem with this idea is we want to see the two fight, but both of them are close combat fighters and trying to do something like that would be incredibly difficult with what the creator is given.
It's a fun watch if not a little long, but maybe I'm wrong. Check it out below and tell us what you think!
Man, randomness is hilarious. So is reinventing things. So, therefore, reinventing things randomly is the BEST! Which is exactly what Nick Murray Willis has done with his short animated video, Famous Movie Lines, Animated.
In it, you will hear some classic movie lines that everyone knows but in a very VERY, different context. It's really hard to explain perfectly, so you'll just have to watch it. It's funny, clever, and very silly.
The animation is simple, but I'm not really in it for fine art. It's great for what it is. Check it out.
I know I'm a wuss. I also know that I get picked to write on scary videos or shows and then when I say, "Holy Cow, guys! That video was scary!", y'all make fun of me and whatnot. Well, I'm trying to get better at judging how scary things are, starting with The Thing in the Apartment.
It's a short film and a sequel about a girl who is scared of something in her apartment. Is it scary? Yeah. It's scary. How many pants would I go through defecating myself? Well, that's where it gets interesting. I would defecate only one pair of pants watching this video. That is to say, it's scary and gave me the spoops, but is by no means the scariest shorts that I've seen on the web.
They were actually very well made. Great shots, decent acting, and the monster effects are WAY good. The best thing about how these movies offer their scares is how well it teases that they're coming. You never know when something is gonna jump out at you. The filmmaker understands good buildup and delivers on a couple solid shorts. Check them out below.
There are a lot of magazines out there in which the new Deadpool sequel could get attention, but Good Housekeeping is one that makes both the least and the most sense. Not only does he appear on the cover of the holiday issue, but he also has some feature articles about how to cut a turkey and some recipes.
The magazine and "How To Be a Holiday Superhero" spread comes complete with some light raunchy humor, with lines like "You'll go crazy for D's nuts", "Turkey Tips - giving your family the bird", and "Come for the gifts stay for the package".
This is such a random thing, but I absolutely love it. It makes me wonder how many people who read Good Housekeeping will be surprised to see the merc with a mouth on the cover. What he has inside is pretty funny though. Check it out at your local grocery store. To give you a taste of what he has inside, here is his Holiday Letter that kicks off the Magazine.
It's happened again! Gotham has replaced Poison Ivy with another actress. This is the second time this has been done on the show with the same role.
It was announced that Peyton List, who recently played a super-villain on The Flash, will be playing the role of Poison Ivy for the new season replacing the current Poison Ivy, Maggie Geha. I along with many people are confused by this choice.
According to Fox, the girl who would become Poison Ivy, Ivy Pepper, got into another potion and aged up some more. Apparently, Maggie Geha was only supposed to be 19, and now the potion will turn Maggie into Peyton List, who is an adult. It is supposed to be part of Poison Ivy's character arc as she is now more womanly and, I don't know, evil? Some people are all for this. I don't know any of those people, but statistically, I'm sure they exist. If someone is just aging from a teenager to an adult, why do they look like a completely different person? What der hell?
It's just something that happens. I feel for Maggie Geha, but will reserve my judgement until I see Peyton List's performance. Also, if you search for more images of Peyton List to like get an idea, make sure you get the right one. There is a teenage Peyton List from the Disney Channel, who, I promise you, is not the Peyton List you're looking for.