As you know, Stan Lee is a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fans are always looking for when and where he will pop up. It's a bit harder to spot him in the Netflix series but if you look hard enough he's there. Finn Jones, the actor who plays Iron Fist in the series, has pointed out the Stan Lee Easter egg in Iron Fist Season 2, which features him as his recurring character, NYPD Captain, Irving Forbush.
Judging by what pinned up on the bulletin board, it looks like Danny Rand will be spending some time in NYC's Chinatown. We don't know much about the story for Season 2 or where it will take the character, but Claire Temple, Colleen Wing, and Jeri Hogarth will be back.
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that I hope it's better than Season 1! They also really do need to work on their fight choreography!
It seems like there's one thing that everyone can agree on regarding Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story, and that's that Donald Glover looks amazing in the role of Lando Calrissian! Everything that we've seen of him is great and he's even got attitude down.
Today we've got a new poster and photo from the film that once again oozes the coolness factor of the character. When talking about playing the character and his style with EW, Glover said:
"Lando’s always the best-dressed person on that set. And I don’t say that lightly. There’s a lot of cool costumes and a lot of cool clothing. He takes pride in the clothing. It makes things easier. When people see you and you’re debonair, they tend to want to give you stuff easier."
Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich went on to tease his relationship with Lando, saying:
"[Han and Lando’s] relationship is many different things, as it is when you see them in the original films. I think they have very different styles."
As excited as I am for this movie, the one thing I'm still not sure about is Ehrenreich as Solo. I don't think I'll be able to form a proper opinion of his version of the character until after I see the movie. But, when talking about the character and his journey in this story, Ron Howard says:
"It really is a rite of passage. The story sends him on an unexpected journey that hurtles him into a dangerous world surrounded by charismatic but lawless characters. And that’s where he needs to try to make his way and gain his freedom. So, so much of this is about trying to satisfy that yearning to really be free, to really call his own shots in a very lawless part of the galaxy and at a time when it was wide-open."
Regardless of what anyone thinks about Ehrenreich in the role of Han Solo, there's no doubt that the movie is going to be a blast to watch!
There's a lot of awesome stuff that was thrown at us in the most recent trailer for Deadpool 2, and everyone is loving the new character Peter that has joined Deadpool's X-Force team. But, did any of you notice that there might be an invisible mutant character in addition to Domino, Shatterstar, Bedlam and the others?!
It was pointed out by CB, and if you look at the shot below you will see a parachute sitting on its own between Zazie Beetz as Domino and Bill Skarsgard, who may or may not be playing Zeitgeist.
Now, I know you may be thinking that it's just a parachute pack that was just placed next to these characters. That was my initial first reaction, but it's the next screenshot from the latest trailer where the big reveal comes into play. It comes at the point where the team has already jumped out of the airplane and are free falling to Earth.
Do you see it? If not, here's an image that points it out to you:
That's an empty parachute that's free falling back to Earth on its own, and it's falling in the same formation as everyone else. there's got to be someone strapped into that thing! Right!? That's the theory, and if anyone has another explanation for the empty parachute I'm open to the explanations.
Do you think this is an invisible character? If so, who do you think it could be?
Sophia Lillis, who played Beverly Marsh in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT, has just landed another perfect role. She is set to play Nancy Drew in WB's upcoming film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.
Lillis is a talented young actor that gave a fantastic performance in IT, and I can't think of anyone better to take on the role of Nancy Drew! I'm excited for her because it's another step in what could be a very successful career in acting.
The Hidden Staircase was initially released in 1930 as the second volume in the Nancy Drew series, which was written by Mildred Wirt Benson and published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Here's the description from the book:
After receiving a call from her friend Helen Corning, Nancy agrees to help solve a baffling mystery. Helen's Aunt Rosemary has been living with her mother at the old family mansion, and they have noticed many strange things. They have heard music, thumps, and creaking noises at night, and seen eerie shadows on the walls. Could the house be haunted?
Just as soon as she hangs up the phone, a strange man visits Nancy's house to warn her and her father that they are in danger because of a case he is working on buying property for a railroad company. This warning leads Nancy and her father Carson to search for the missing Willie Wharton, a landowner, who can prove he signed away his land to the railroad and save the railroad from a lawsuit. Will Nancy be able to find the missing landowner and discover how these mysteries are related?
This will be the second film adaptation of the story. The first film was released in 1939. Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, and Chip Diggins are producing the project, which is expected to start filming soon.
Lillis will next be seen in HBO’s eight-episode Amy Adams drama series Sharp Objects, and she will be reprising her role in IT: Chapter 2.
Netflix has released the first trailer for an upcoming new crime thriller called Safe. The series stars Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter) and he plays a widowed surgeon named Tom Delaney, whose daughter goes missing. The story follows his journey as he goes out looking for her and in the process "begins unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him in a wealthy gated community."
The series was created by best-selling novelist Harlan Coben (the “Myron Bolitar” novel series) with a screenplay by Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless, The Street). The series also stars Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Emmett J. Scanlan, Marc Warren, Nigel Lindsay and Laila Rouass.
I like Michael C. Hall and I've enjoyed the shows that he's made so I'll definitely be checking this new series out. Check out the trailer and let us know if you'll be giving it a shot!
Following yesterday's amazingly entertaining trailer for Deadpool 2, two new pieces of poster art have been released. The first comes from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, which is an homage to his well-known cover to The New Mutants #98, which was the first appearance of the character. When talking about the art during an interview with Fandango, Liefeld said:
"The cover to New Mutants #98 has become an iconic image, and it is the comic that introduced Deadpool and Domino to the world. New Mutants #98 has become a key image in the comic book pantheon, so I thought it would be great to pay homage with the movie cast… and I gotta be honest, man -- it turned out better than I imagined! I teamed up with a guy named Mike Capprotti, who I have worked with several times on many Deadpool covers. He has such a beautiful palette, and so we jammed together and came up with this great piece."
He went on to say:
"I didn't know that I was going to get a chance to recreate the cover of New Mutants #98 with actors as all these characters. That was my calling card. I brought the world Cable, Deadpool, Domino, and it changed the course of my career. It gave me the career that I've had, and so it was just a pleasure [to pay homage]. And now the fact that it's going to be a poster with Fandango! Fandango's a big deal. That’s huge. It’s my pinch-me moment."
If you want to get yourself a copy of the art, order your tickets from Fandango! The second poster that was released comes from Dolby Cinema and it features Deadpool sitting in a movie theater presumably watching Deadpool 2. The movie will be released on May 18th!
Universal Pictures is planning to take another crack at the Doom video game franchise! Back in 2005 the Dwayne Johnson and Karl Urban film was released and, unfortunately, it wasn't really the best movie and it was a big flop at the box office. Obviously, they hope that things will be a little different this next time around.
The news of the film comes from actress Nina Bergman (Assassin X) who recently posted a series of interesting tweets revealing that Universal is prepping a new adaptation of Doom that she will be starring in.
The actress says, "Wow I’m doing the next “Doom” movie w/Universal Pictures! I just signed all the paperwork. I get to go back to Bulgaria again and work with some of my favorite people. This movie w/a super cool Director AND my new record coming out, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world."
Universal Pictures hasn't officially announced anything on their end yet, which make me think that Bergman should have looked at that paperwork she signed a little more closely before tweeting out this information. Normally this isn't the way a big studio would want an announcement like this made, so I'm wondering if she's saying something that she shouldn't be saying. But, it's out there now, and there's no takebacks!
In another tweet, Bergman said that the new adaptation will be better than the 2005 film, as it has a "much better script."
We have no other information on the film but as a fan of the Doom franchise, I can't help but be a little excited about how this might turn out. It really can't end up being any worse than the first movie! In case you need a little reminder of what that first movie was like, I included the trailer below.
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Here's a fun video released by Omaze that features Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen the Mother of Dragons, attempting to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the set of the final season of Game of Thrones. Of course, she amusingly fails at every attempt.
This is all for a good cause as it is offering one fan and a guest the opportunity to be flown out to Northern Ireland to hang out with Clarke over lunch and get a real sneak peek at the top-secret set in Belfast. Here's what the winner will receive:
Hold onto your dragon—you’re joining Emilia Clarke (the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, Breaker of Chains, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, etc.) for a behind-the-scenes peek of Westeros. That’s right, you and friend are headed to the real home of Game of Thrones in Belfast, Northern Ireland! Once there, you’ll get to ask Emilia all your burning questions over lunch with The Unburnt herself. And because you’ll be with the rightful(ish) heir to the Iron Throne, you and your GoT-loving friend will have exclusive access to see things like costumes, props and more. Whether you bend the knee or not, you’ve pretty much won the Game of Thrones. Flights to the realm and hotel are on us.
The donations that are made will go to the The Royal College of Nursing Foundation, which "provides vital support for the nurses, midwives and health care assistants who care for us and our families day in and day out. The Foundation encourages young people to join the nursing profession, funds education and training opportunities, lends a hand to those struggling to meet the rising cost of living and provides advice and support to get their lives back on track. Your donation through this campaign will directly support the funding of a new generation of specialist nurses, whether they’re working in a stroke unit, a cancer ward, a diabetes clinic, a neurological center or another specialist setting."
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.
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.