Vision Suited Up in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Footage Teased by Directors

As we sit here with our excitement welling up for Captain America: Civil War, the Russo Bros. have released a behind-the-scenes video giving us a little update on the film's post-production process.

They are currently in the middle of sound-mixing, and they revealed that they are about a week and a half away from delivering the final cut of the film. While they are talking about what they are doing, there is never-before-scene footage from the film in the background that features a meeting with the Avengers team with General Ross. In that meeting we see Vision all dressed up in a suit and tie. 

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th. In the meantime, enjoy the brief video below!

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Magic, Adventure-Filled New Trailer for NOW YOU SEE ME 2

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The Four Horsemen find themselves in a crazy new magical adventure in this new trailer for Now You See me 2. The magic in this is even more ridiculous than what we saw in the first film, and I love it! In this trailer, we see the Four Horsemen jump off a rooftop in New York in some kind of slide and land in China.

Daniel Radcliffe summons the magic team to steal the key to every computer system on the planet. It seems like this is all part of Morgan Freeman's plan to lure them into a trap to get his revenge, and Mark Ruffalo is trying to help them get out of this situation. The fact that this franchise is so over the top is what makes it so damn entertaining for me. Of course, you can expect a big outlandish twist at the end.

THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. 

The movie was directed by Jon Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), and it's set to be released on June 10th.

The Punisher Spotlighted in DAREDEVIL Season 2 Featurette with Intense New Footage

Marvel has released a new featurette for Daredevil today that focuses on Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher. The video is loaded with new footage from the series and features Jon Bernthal talking about his character and being involved with this world. It also goes into some detail about the kind of relationship that The Punisher has with Daredevil and teases so much badassery! 

Bernthal also released a brief behind-the-scenes video clip earlier this week of him as The Punisher blasting off a couple rounds on the set of Daredevil. As you will see, he is sporting his signature skull-logo outfit. We have no idea who he is taking shots at, but whoever it is is in for a world of hurt. 

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios. Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero. 

The series also stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Élodie Yung, and Rosario Dawson. Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 starts streaming on Netlix on March 18th, 2016.

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Keanu Reeves Offers Update on BILL & TED 3 – “We’re Closer and We’re Not Closer”

There's been talk of a Bill & Ted 3 movie being in development since 2010, and after all that time it doesn't seem like it's any closer to going into production. Over the years, both Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves have offered updates on the film. Sometimes it seems like things are progressing, while at other times there seems to be no movement at all. 

IGN Had the opportunity to talk to Reeves recently and they pointed out that in 2014 the actor told them, “We’re closer, but we’re not closer.” Then in 2015 they asked him about the film again and he said, "We're closer, we're closer." Now he has reverted back to his first statement, "We’re closer and we’re not closer."

When I read that I just can't help but hear Reeves saying it as his character Ted "Theodore" Logan, and it makes me laugh. He went on to say that they are "expecting another draft and hopefully we’ll get closer.”

Regardless of the lack of movement, the actor is still very enthusiastic about the project. They are just taking their time with “the actualization of that concept.”

“We’re just trying to get the script together. We’re trying to get the story right. We’re working with this studio so we have a little bit of support, in a sense of like if the material comes through we’ll try and make this picture. We’re really just still trying to get the story right."

Hey, at least they are still trying, and they are trying to give fans the best sequel possible. That's got to count for something. Reeves previously talked about the story for the film a few years back saying:

"It's kind of like… I call it 'gravity,' you have to get this mass together to make it happen. In terms of the writers' voices being too peculiar, in this case no. I think they've really crafted something that's funny. [Bill and Ted have] been weighed down by the burden of having to save the world by the song, and they just can't write it. They're losing their wives and their children, they're losing their families.
"Yeah, they're just like, 'Dude, we have to write the song!' The future comes back and says if you don't write the song by this certain time the universe is going to unravel and history and everything is going to change and dinosaurs are gonna walk the Earth. Jesus is playing baseball! All sorts of weird things start unraveling and wormholes are twisting. We have to kind of bring order back, and it's connected into bringing our families together by writing a song."

He also offered a description of a scene in the movie:

"It's edgy. There's a great scene where Bill and Ted are in jail and we're seeing our future us's and they're all tatted and hard. They're like, [tough sounding] 'What's up, dude? Hey dude. Hey guy.' 'Stop calling me dude!' They want to beat up Bill and Ted because they've inherited the life that they f**ked up. They're miserable and they hate Bill and Ted. There's some funny stuff!"

I have no idea if this is still the direction they are taking the story, but it sounds like a hilariously fun concept for a sequel. This sequel needs to be made, and I hope they finally get around to making this thing because I want to see it! 

Insanely Action-Packed Kung-Fu Western-Inspired Short – THE MAN FROM DEATH

I’ve got an incredibly fun short film for you to watch today called "The Man From Death." This thing is completely off the hook! It’s an adrenaline-fueled Western genre film that awesomely includes elements of Kung-Fu, video games, and bloody violence.

The film was created by Stream Team, and the story centers on a man who is seeking revenge for his wife’s death, which he does with the help of a mysterious list of prophecies. The short features some awesome VFX and practical effects. On top of that, there is some pretty sweet ass fight choreography that you’re gonna love. Here’s the synopsis:

A poor, dumb sap, Elijah Stryder and his wife, Mrs. Stryder, are attacked by the nefarious Ailester Hall and left for dead in the wild wild west. That poor sap, Stryder, awakens with a mysterious green colored list of prophecies that lead him on a journey of fun and fancy free adventures with his skeptical partner, Sergio. There is only one caveat, Stryder is not allowed to take revenge on the man who shot and killed his wife. Can Stryder keep his composure and learn how to forgive, or will he ruin it for everybody? It might be the latter.

This is seriously one of the most entertainingly fantastic shorts I’ve seen so far this year. Enjoy!

GET HARD Director Etan Cohen to Helm CANNONBALL RUN Remake

Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to the Cannonball Run franchise, and they’ve hired Etan Cohen to write and direct it. Cohen is the writer of Tropic Thunder, and he also directed Get Hard. The studio won’t call this new movie a remake. Instead, they are calling it a relaunch. If they were honest with themselves, though, they know that relaunch basically means remake. Regardless of that, Cohen knows how to do comedy, and I think this would be a great project for him to take on.

The original Cannonball Run film was released in 1981 and had an incredible ensemble cast that included Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Adrienne Barbeau, Dean Martin, Jackie Chan, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dom DeLuise. The story followed a group of contestants who participated in a massive, illegal, cross-country race that stretched from Connecticut to California. It is an incredibly fun movie, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you should check it out! The movie spawned two sequels, one in 1984 and the other in 1989.

There are no details on what the new Cannonball Run movie will be about, but I imagine it will follow the same basic plot as the original. It would also be pretty cool if they managed to bring together a cast of modern popular actors to be involved with it. If done right, this movie could be a blast. Here's the trailer for the original film:

Source: Deadline

Possible Major Plot SPOILERS for GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Leak

Someone from Reddit who claims to have worked on the production of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot says he’s seen an early cut of the film, and he offers lots of SPOILERS on how the story plays out. It doesn’t surprise me that someone has seen an early version of the movie already, so these details could be legit. (Feig recently tweeted that he was getting ready to screen test a version.) He gets very detailed in his descriptions, but there’s always a chance this person made up all this crap. Until we see the movie, we will treat this information as rumor. 

Here are a few things points of interest that we learn from the information... SPOILERS!

  • Ernie Hudson plays Leslie Jones' uncle. He’s a funeral director that supplies the team with their car that we see in the trailer.
  • Rowen, the film's villain, starts out in the story as a human. He’s been bullied is whole life and he builds a machine that can focus supernatural energy. It breaks the barrier between the living and the dead. He wants to release as many ghost as he can to torment the living and he eventually becomes a ghost himself about halfway through the film. Apparently these pestering ghosts are tearing apart people's flesh.
  • Chris Hemsworth’s character gets possessed and helps Rowen release all of the ghost into the world from his machine. Apparently there’s a scene that pays homage to Rick Moraines when he was possessed in the first Ghostbusters film when he turns around and snarls with glowing eyes. Only instead of Moraines, it’s Hemsworth.
  • Hemsworth ends up controling the city with his ghost powers and at one point makes an army of ghosts dance with him to "You should be Dancing", by the Bee Gees.

As far as the other cameos from the original cast go:

Bill Murray = a Skeptic. His lines arent good and he's kinda stiff "WHY ARE YOU PRETENDING TO CATCH GHOSTS??!! THATA GIRL!!!" he gets killed when pushed out a window by the rock concert dragon ghost. He convinced the GGB's to let it out as proof in their tiny chinese restaurant HQ. (Did I mention everyone is stupid in this movie?)
Dan Aykroyd = Cab driver who refuses to drive them when NYC is in havoc "I aint 'fraid of no ghosts" he says in a hard NY accent. This scene was alright.
Annie Potts = Now a hotel lobby clerk answering the phone WHATTAYA WANT??
Sigourney Weaver = A mentor of McKinnon who is disappointed but approves of McKinnon's work at the end of the movie

Then the film supposedly ends with a Zuul tease that will set up the future of the franchise.

There’s a lot more details, and you can read the full thing here if you want. Let us know what you all think about the direction the film seems to be taking the franchise. 

I’m going to see this movie with an open mind. I’m not going to judge it before I see it. It looks like it will be a fun and entertaining flick. Feig always seems to deliver solid comedy in his movies, so hopefully he does that with this. We’ll just have to wait and see when it’s released on July 22nd, 2016.

Batman’s Alfred Pennyworth May Be Getting His Own Series

An interesting bit of news has surfaced regarding a possible new TV series that is set in the Batman universe. The news comes from Bleeding Cool, who reports that DC Entertainment has registered a trademark in the name of Pennyworth, and they say it could be a TV series. 

There’s no other information than that. We are just left with a lot of questions. There are two live-action versions of Alfred Pennyworth currently in play. There’s Sean Pertwee’s version on Gotham and Jeremy Irons’ version in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Could it be a spin-off series of one of these characters? Hell, it might not be a TV series at all. It could be for a direct-to-video animated movie. Maybe it could even be a web-series type thing that helps tell the backstory of the character and connects to either Gotham or Batman v Superman.

Who knows, there’s a chance that it doesn’t even center on Alfred. Maybe, whatever it is, will focus on his daughter Julia Pennyworth. It seems like a lot of networks and studios are trying to bring in strong female characters.

As with any trademark like this, it could end up being nothing. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out.

17 Action Figures/Cartoons From The 1980s That Could Be Awesome Movies

Hollywood always seems to be looking for the next big lucrative film franchise. Studios have looked at several existing properties in hopes of finding their big meal ticket, and some of those properties include classic action figure toy lines and cartoon series from the 1980s. We’ve already seen films for G.I. Joe, Transformers, He-ManTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a few others, but there are a helluva lot more out there that would make for some great movies!

I’ve put together a list of several different action figure and cartoon properties that I would love to see adapted for the big screen. Most of the properties on this list are ones I loved as a kid, and it would be so cool to see them brought to life in a way we've never seen before. I briefly talk about each franchise on the list and give a little commentary about what we might expect to see in each of the (theoretical) movies.

There have been attempts to adapt some of the films on this list already, but there's nothing really concrete on them yet. I'm leaving Robotech off the list because James Wan (The Conjuring) is attached to direct it and that project is finally moving forward at Sony Pictures. 

I'm sure I may have missed something. If that's the case, please let me know in the comment section so I can kick myself in the ass over leaving it out. I hope you enjoy the list I've come up with!


Dino Riders

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Oh man, this movie would be huge! Dinosaurs running around with insane-looking weaponry on their backs and headgear!? Sign me up! At one point, a similar concept to Dino Riders became the basis for Jurassic Park IV. It wouldn’t have worked with that franchise, but as a standalone film series, it would totally work! Everyone loves dinosaurs, and look how successful Jurassic World was. If this movie was done right, it could be one of the greatest things ever. 

There was also a cartoon series that was set on a prehistoric Earth, and the story focused on the epic battle between the good Valorians and evil Rulons. The Valorians were a superhuman race, and the Rulons were a mixture of humanoid creatures who both came from the future. They ended up being transported back in time to the age of dinosaurs and they used the creatures to help fight their war. The Valorians befriended dinosaurs, while the Rulons brainwashed them. I can already imagine the incredible visuals a movie like this could offer.

The Smithsonian Institute praised the toys for how detailed and accurate they were and they had the toy company Tyco reproduce the dinosaurs for their "Dinosaur and other Prehistoric Reptile Collection," minus all the awesome weapons that were packed on them. Mattel is reportedly looking to actually make this movie. I hope it's something they are pushing hard.


Starcom

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These toys never really got popular in the U.S. but I was one of the few who owned some of these action figures and vehicles, and I remember having a lot of fun with them! One of my favorite things about them was the Magna Lock technology. Basically the figures had tiny magnets in their feet which would allow them to stand on their vehicles and playsets without falling off. They also activated certain devices in the playsets. 

The toys were followed by an animated series that was made to help promote NASA and get kids interested in the Space Program. The show focused on the adventures of an American astronaut brigade as they fought off attempted invasions by Shadow Force, an evil collection of aliens and robots who were led by the villainous Emperor Dark.

The animated series kinda sucked, but with a solid team of talent, Starcom would make for a great retro-looking sci-fi film set in an alternate 1980s universe.


Power Lords

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It’s so weird for me going through old toys that I had as a kid and coming across something like Power Lords that I completely forgot about. The action figures featured humanoid characters that could change themselves. For example, Adam Power could change himself into his alto-ego, Lord Power, by pushing a button. After you pushed it, the torso of the figure would turn around to reveal the other character.

The toy line was adapted into a 3-issue comics by DC, and it also got its own video game, board game, and coloring book. 

The story behind Adam Power was that he is a human who is given the cosmic Power Jewel to protect the galaxy from an evil dictator named Arkus. Arkus is an invincible villain, who is determined to take the Power Jewel away from Adam as well as Volcan Rock, which is Adam’s secret stronghold. These items would help Arkus conquer the galaxy. The other characters include Shaya, the Queen of Power, and Sydot the Supreme. I know the story has kind of a serious tone, but I think it would make a great comedy!


BraveStarr

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These figures were 8” tall, and the ones for Marshal BraveStarr and Tex Hex came with a Laser Fire Backpack which shot infra-red beams and included cool "space-age" sound effects. There was also a cartoon series in which each episode had a moral to the story, as well as an animated movie in 1988. There was also a side-scrolling video game that was released on the Commodore 64.

Bravestarr is set in the 23rd century and takes place on a multi-cultural desert planet that is called New Texas. What’s funny about this is I don’t recall ever watching the cartoon series, but I do remember playing with the action figures.

I’m one of the few people that actually enjoyed Cowboys vs. Aliens. I loved the concept of combining the old west with science fiction. It’s just one of those things that really appeals to me. BraveStarr is exactly that — it’s the wild west in space, a good vs. evil adventure comedy about a marshal trying to bring lawn ’n’ order to a western planet full of crazy mutant outlaws. That just sounds like a good time to me.


Shogun Warriors

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This was a Japanese anime import that was licensed by Mattel. The Shogun Warriors were giant robots, and who doesn’t like giant robots!? The figures were 24 inches tall and they included watchdog-bothering spring-loaded weapons for kids to fire at each other. There was some controversy over that because kids were getting hurt from them. This led to new regulations that toy manufacturers needed to follow.

There was a tie-in Marvel comic that gave us a backstory on the Shogun Warriors. They were created by a mysterious group called the Followers of the Light and human operators were gathered from around the world to operate the massive robots in order to battle evil. I would give this film a western-style theme and the pilots of the robots would be the cowboys. 

I know we already have Pacific Rim, but this would be a completely different story, with drastically different giant robot designs. 


ThunderCats

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For the life of me, I can understand why ThunderCats has not been made into a movie. It was one of the most popular cartoons and toys lines in the '80s and no one can seem to figure out what to do with it but one day it needs to be done, and I imagine the furries will love it.

ThunderCats has had a toy line, a cartoon series, and a comic book series. This was such a fun property. This is a movie that would have to be made using motion capture technology. Just imagine what James Cameron did with Avatar and now think about that but with Lion-O, Tygra, Cheetara, Snarf, Panthro, Mumm-Ra, and more. It would kick ass! 

The film would tell the tale of a team of exiled cat-like humanoids taking on the threat of Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living. 


Madelman 2050

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Here’s another toy line that incorporated magnets into the action figures. These Spanish action figures were inspired by G.I. Joe and basically banked on the success of that property, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t cool. These were high-quality action figures that had some fun features.

The villains, which were called Zircons, had a double face: one is reptilian and the other is human. The reptilian identity was revealed when one of the heroes stood in front of one villain. The magnets built into the chest of the figures made this possible. The C.O.T.A. were the heroes in the toy line, and magnets in their feet allowed them to stand upside-down in the Basetron 2050, which was built with some metal parts.

This would make a great sci-fi film in which futuristic heroes the C.O.T.A. go to war against the extraterrestrial militant Zarkons, who are invading Earth. This would prove to be a challenge for the C.O.T.A. because the villains look and sound just like them. The commando team would have to devise a way to identify them, and I’m not sure if magnets would do the trick in real life. 


Inhumanoids

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As a fan of horror/monster movies, I thought it was a blast playing with these action figures when I was a kid, and they had this cool “glow in the light” feature. These things were awesomely disgusting. There was also a cartoon series, which, weirdly, I have never seen. I just was a fan of the figures and how crazy they were.

The story for Inhumanoids centers on a scientist-hero group called Earth Corps, and they have to battle a trio of subterranean monsters called the Inhumanoids with the aid of elemental beings called the Mutores. The creatures are awakened by volcanic activity after being buried for a millennia in the Earth’s core.

I’ve always loved a good creature feature and that's exactly the kind of movie Inhumanoids would have to be: a straight up B-movie style monster movie with cheesy dialogue and practical special effects.


M.U.S.C.L.E.

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I had a ridiculous amount of these little 2-inch tall figures when I was growing up. I wasn’t a big fan of wrestling, but these weren’t just your average wrestlers, these were mutant wrestlers from outer space! M.U.S.C.L.E. stood for Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere and the line included 236 figures in total. There was also a board game and a NES video game.

If these ever became the subject of a movie, it would have to be a stop-motion animated film that had the same vibe as an early '80s-style grindhouse movie. A film with these kinds of characters is sure to turn out being something ridiculously wacky and off the wall. 

There was a character in the set called Muscle Man and he was the leader of the Thug Busters. There was another character named Buffaloman who was the leader of the Cosmic Crushers. Joe Dante (Gremlins, Small Soldiers) would be the perfect director for this movie.


Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light 

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There are a few toy and cartoon properties on this list that Paramount Pictures is trying to get off the ground, but they haven’t succeeded yet. Visionaries is one of those properties, and I hope they can figure out a way to effectively adapt it because it could be awesome.

The toy line wasn’t a big success and neither was the cartoon, but they sure did leave a lasting impression on me! The toys featured holograms with a 3D effect on the chests of the figures and the staff they carried. That hologram include an emblem of an animal that they could transform into, and the staff had magical powers.

This could be a fun Harry Potter-style film. The story is set on a planet called Prysmos, which is an advanced society where all electronics have failed so the people are forced to rely on magic to survive. The Visionaries consist of two factions of knights: the Spectral Knights and the Darkling Lords. Everyone who wants to gain magic is invited to a competition by the wizard Merklynn, and that could be the main plot of the story. During the competition, they have to survive traps, dangerous creatures, and each other. The survivors are then rewarded with their animal, which is chosen based on their personalities or abilities they exhibited during the competition.


Battle Beasts

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This is another one of those great small collectible toy lines that I spent lots of time playing with. I’m not sure if you remember or not, but they had those heat sensitive stickers on their chest and when you rubbed them it would reveal the strength of the Battle Beasts, which included wood, water, fire, and the ultra-rare Sunburst. These were armor-clad beasts with weapons who would do battle with each other. They were actually a Transformers spin-off series.

The 1980s story was set in 2011 on a planet called Planet Beast which resided in the galaxy territory of the Deceptions. It centered on an intelligent peaceful race of animals called Beastformers and they were ruled by the Lion Family. With the Decepticons trying to dominate the universe, Galvatron gives a character named Alligatron the weapons he needed to overthrow the Lion Family and take over Planet Beast.

If a movie was made with these characters I don’t think that it should tie into the Transformers films. This needs to be a separate standalone film, and I think the best way to handle it would be to do something in the same vein as what Duncan Jones is doing with the Warcraft movie. I imagine that the Beasts will have to rise up, find the Sunburst, and use its power to save their planet.


SliverHawks

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Warner Bros. currently own the rights to this property, and it’s a shame that they haven’t really done anything with it. The action figures for Silverhawks were based on the cartoon series, which I enjoyed watching. It was just such a cool series that was different from everything else at the time. Each of the figures came with a companion bird and they also had an action feature.

The SilverHawks team is recruited by a bionic police man named Commander Stargazer, and tasked with fighting the villainous Mon’Star, who is an escaped alien mob boss that transforms into an enormous armor-plated creature. This would make for a visually stunning film, especially with the setting and characters that are partly metal and partly human. This kind of film seems like it would have a Guardians of the Galaxy-type vibe, which is why I’m surprised WB hasn’t jumped all over it. I can see it as an action-packed adventure movie with some great humor.

The SilverHawks team consisted of Quicksilver, the leader who has a metal bird companion named TallyHawk. There are a couple of twins that go by the names of Steelheart and Steelwill. They are the technician and strongman. Then there’s a country singer character named Col. Bluegrass who plays a sonic guitar and piloted the team’s ship, the Miraj. Rounding out the team is a younger character named Copper Kidd, who is a mathematical genius who spoke in whistles and computerized tones.


Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

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This was seriously one of my favorite things to come out of the '80s. It was an sci-fi action interactive toy that you could play with while watching the TV series that blended live action with early CGI. During each episode, there was a segment that included visual and audio material that you could use your toys with by firing at the TV. It was so cool!

The series was set in the 22nd century on Earth after the Metal Wars, which was a cybernetic revolt that resulted in the subjugation of the human race by intelligent machines known as Bio-Mechs. The story centered on Captain Jonathan Power and a small team of guerrilla fighters, called "The Soldiers Of The Future," who would oppose and fight agains the machine forces that dominate Earth.

It would be pretty awesome if there was a way to incorporate the interactive aspect of the toy and series into the movie-going experience. Even if they couldn’t do that, it still has the potential to be a fun action-packed sci-fi adventure film.  


Super Naturals

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There really weren’t a lot of horror-themed action figures when I was growing up, which is why I was a big fan of Super Naturals. These were action figures that included 3D holograms of the characters they represented. Their hands and swords also glowed, which made them creepy in the dark. I thought they were a really fun, underrated, and unique property and I loved the packaging which commanded the buyer to "Release their HOLOGRAM POWERS!"

Each of the toys came with a mini comic, and the story revolved around an army of heroic and villainous warriors who were sealed in the Tomb of Doom. That tomb was opened after hundreds of years and the ghostly warriors are fighting it out. The Super Naturals were split into two factions of warriors: the heroic team was lead by Lionheart, and the evil team was lead by Skull.

This kind of film is left wide open for someone to build an original story around. There was no cartoon to go off of, so the basic plot could be shaped into anything. I loved the concept of the toys, though, and if there's a cool way to incorporate that into a film…awesome! I think the Army of the Dead in The Lord of the Rings is a perfect visual way of bringing Super Naturals to life on the big screen.


The Centurions

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One of the main reasons why I enjoyed this sci-fi property — other than the fact that the action figures and cartoon were awesome — is that it was designed by comic book legends Jack Kirby and Gil Kane. If you're familiar with The Centurions, then it’s not hard to see the style of these artists in the characters. 

The story is set in the near future and there's a villainous cyborg genius named Doc Terror out to conquer the world with the help of his cyborg sidekick Hacker and an army of Doom Drones. Luckily for Earth, the heroic Centurions are there to stop him. The Centurions are a team who wear special exo-frame suits that allow them to fuse with some awesome assault weapons when they shout the term "Power Xtreme." At that point, they become what the series called "man and machine, Power Xtreme!"

The toys and cartoon were cheesy as hell, but if the right team came together, this could be adapted into a grounded, realistic, kick-ass, action-packed movie. Just look at the stuff they’ve done with Iron Man and Edge of Tomorrow. This film could be kind of a mixture of those two movies.


M.A.S.K.

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There’s a chance that Paramount Pictures could do this one day. I hope it’s true because it’s another one of those properties that I’m shocked hasn’t been adapted into a movie yet. The series centers on a group of vehicles that can transform into combat-style armored vehicles. Each of the drivers of the vehicles had a mask with a certain ability.

The main story revolved around an underground task force team called M.A.S.K., which stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand. They would fight against a criminal organization called V.E.N.O.M., which stands for Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem. 

I can’t help but envision M.A.S.K. as a film that could bring on some of that badass Mad Max flare. I think M.A.S.K. could be just as insanely radical as Fury Road was, it could even take it to the next level!


Voltron

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It’s Voltron — why wouldn’t someone want to adapt this into a feature film! It’s definitely one of the most obvious things on this list. As I write this, the memories just come flooding in of playing with these figures and watching the animated series. This was seriously one of greatest properties of my childhood.

The story centered on a young team of five young astronauts that pilot five robot lions which combine into a giant super robot known as Voltron. The team was in charge of protecting the planet Arus, which was ruled by Princess Allura, from the evil King Zarko, who was from the planet Doom. He and his gang, which consisted of his son Lotor and the witch Haggar, would create giant Robeasts to terrorize the people of Arus.

People have been trying to get a Voltron movie off the ground for years, but for some reason it just hasn’t happened, and that’s insane! This franchise has the potential to be bigger and better than films like Pacific Rim and Transformers. A Voltron movie could put those properties to shame.

What do you think?

Final Kickass Trailer for DAREDEVIL Season 2

"I fear the path you've chosen, it's not going to be an easy one."

Marvel has released the final trailer for Daredevil Season 2 and it sure did a great job of getting me even more pumped up to watch it! This next season looks absolutely insane! This trailer teases some incredibly badass looking fight sequences as well as some pretty heavy intensity.

Daredevil is not only going to war with the Hand this next season, but he also has to deal with his deadly ex-girlfriend, Elektra, and a new ruthless vigilante in Hell's Kitchen known as the Punisher.

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios. Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

Daredevil Season 2 premieres on Netflix on March 18th and there will be 13-episodes of awesomeness.