The CW has released an extended trailer for The Flash Season 4 which offers some cool and exciting new footage for fans of the series to enjoy.
The first episode of Season 4 is called "The Flash Reborn" and it's set six months after the end of Season 3 in which Barry Allen disappeared. He's been stranded in the Speed Force during that time. In the trailer, we see Barry Allen's friends struggle with the choice to bring him back, which as you'll see, they eventually decide to do. Obviously, things are a little off.
Series star Grant Gustin, had this to say about his character in an interview with CB:
"He’s going to have kind of an awakening when he comes out. He’s going to have some knowledge that he probably doesn’t even quite understand yet. He’ll also be little scrambled; He won’t really be himself the first time we see him."
That's not a surprise, but slowly and surely he will get back to normal... maybe. Guston goes on to explain what it was like for Barry to be trapped in the Speed Force and why he doesn't come back the same.
“We’re not necessarily going to see Barry’s experience in the Speed Force. We’ll see kind of the effects that the Speed Force has had on Barry, and he’s been in there six months real-time. I suspect the Speed Force is kind of nonlinear with time, so Barry has experienced his entire life from start to end infinity times over since he’s been in there.”
I imagine that experience would definitely change a person! I also included an image below the trailer giving us our first look at The Flash's new costume! I'm excited about The Flash Season 4! Are you?
The Flash also stars Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramo, Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, John Wesley Shipp, Katee Sackhoff as the villain Amunet Black and Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny, aka Elongated Man.
The Flashwill return to the CW on Tuesday, October 10th at 8 PM ET.
I'm a big fan of Donnie Yen and it's awesome to see him star in a new Hong Kong gangster crime action thriller called Chasing the Dragon. This seems like a different kind of role for him, but it looks like he still brutally kicks some ass in the movie! We've got a couple of trailers for you to watch that have been released for the film and it looks like a blast. It's definitely a flick that I'll be checking out! Here's the synopsis:
Donnie Yen stars as infamous real-life drug kingpin Crippled Ho, who came to Hong Kong an illegal immigrant in 1963 and ruthlessly carved an empire from the chaotic underworld of drug dealers and corrupt police that ruled the city under notorious detective Lee Rock (Andy Lau).
Chasing the Dragon will get a limited theatrical release on September 29th.
The classic 1971 Gene Wilder film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is being adapted into a live concert that will be coming to The Hollywood Bowl. The event is called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: A Live-to-Film Celebration, and a few of the main cast members have been announced!
According to Variety, John Stamos will be taking on the role of Willy Wonka, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) will be playing Charlie Bucket, and Weird Al Yankovic will be playing the Oompa Loompas! Some of the other cast members include Elle King as Veruca Salt, Giancarlo Esposito as The Candy Man, Ingrid Michaelson as Mrs. Bucket, and Richard Kind as Grandpa Joe.
I absolutely love the cast and it seems like an event that fans of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory won't want to miss! Stamos had this to say in a statement:
"Willy Wonka is the first movie I ever saw. The film was released at a time when you could bring your own popcorn to the movie theater. I filled a whole grocery bag full of popcorn, but never touched it because I was so fascinated with what was going on behind Willy’s eyes. Gene Wilder as Willy was pure magic. Every time I watch the movie, and I’ve watched it more than several hundred times, I find something new. It becomes deeper, weirder, more charming and more of a mystery."
I feel the exact same way about the film. There's always something new to discover. This is one of the reasons why it's one of my favorite films of all time.
You can also expect to hear all of the classic musical numbers from the film that we've all enjoyed over the years. They'll all be performed live on stage. Oh! And I should probably mention that the show will be presented in Smell-O-Rama, which means attendees will be presented with exclusive Scratch-N-Sniff Golden Tickets. The concert will also include a few other things to spice it up including a costume contest and special projections on the surface of the Bowl created by acclaimed painter, designer, and illustrator Shag.
Concert director Richard Kraft went on to say:
“Like our concert celebration of ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl,’ we are mixing in film, live music, singers, dancers, effects and special guest artists to create an event that pays homage to the original movie but also delivers something that could only be experienced live. Our creative mantra for this show has been, ‘Anything you want to: Do it.'”
The Willy Wonda live concert will take place on November 3rd and 4th and the tickets go on sale September 23rd at 10am. Does this sound like an event that you'd want to attend!?
We've got a new Blade Runner 2049 featurette that you have to check out! It's called "The World" and it's loaded with lots of awesome new footage, some of which is not safe for work. I know we've already seen a good about of trailers, TV spots, and featurettes, but this is one you probably don't want to skip... unless you are actively trying to avoid seeing any new footage from the Denis Villeneuve-directed film.
The featurette also includes the cast and crew hyping up the movie. Hell, producer Ridley Scott even says that it's the best script that he's ever read! That's a pretty epic compliment. The film certainly looks visually stunning, so if the script matches the epicness of the visuals, we're in for something really special.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
The film also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos and Jared Leto.
It's been a long time since I've read Stephen King's It, so this video from Looper is a great reminder of some great scary moments from the novel that didn't end up making it into the latest film. Some of the scenes pointed out in the video include Ben's first encounter, The werewolf, the sandpipe, Georgie's picture, and the disappearance of Chad Lowe. If you've never read the book, you really should. As much as I loved the film, the book is still so much better.
2017's It has been scaring audiences everywhere since its release, but for all the terror Pennywise is causing on the big screen, the novel contains even more horrifying scenes that had to be cut from the film. Here are the scariest moments from It that were too terrifying to leave the book...
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have released an exciting new trailer forVoltron: Legendary Defender Season 4. This has been such a fun series to watch and it seems like fans are really enjoying what the creative team is doing with this series. If you haven't been watching you need to start!
The trailer comes along with an announcement that there will be a panel for the series at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 7th at 11 a.m. on Main Stage 1-D.
Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Josh Keaton (voice of Shiro) and AJ LoCascio (voice of Prince Lotor) will all be in attendance to talk about the series and show off an exclusive sneak peek. Fans in attendance will also get an NYCC exclusive poster created by Montgomery.
Voltron: Legendary Defender Seasons 1, 2, and 3 are currently available on Netflix. Season 4 will debut on Netflix on Friday, October 13th with six all-new episodes.
Captain Marvel is a big important character who will be making her way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's been a lot of discussion and speculation regarding where he might see Captain Marvel pop up outside of her standalone film that is set to be released on March 6th, 2019.
We've already been told not to expect to see Captain Marvel in Avengers: Infinity War. So, a lot of fans assumed that she would make an appearance in Avengers 4, which is scheduled to be released on May 3rd, 2019. That's only a few months after her solo film is released. It makes sense that we'd see her in Avengers 4, but until now there's been no real confirmation.
Atlanta Filming recently sent a tweet out welcoming actors Brie Larson and Chris Evans to the city where Avengers 4 is currently shooting. I guess this also means that Captain America doesn't die in Infinity War.
The solo Captain Marvel is going to be set in the early 90s and feature Carol Danvers and Nick Fury somehow get caught in the middle of the Skrull and Kree war. We have no idea where Captain Marvel will have been spending her time between the events of Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, but we'll eventually find out!
It was recently confirmed that Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn has talked with Warner Bros. about the possibility of directing Man of Steel 2. I'd love to see him take on the sequel, but at this point, anyone could end up in the director's chair.
If Vaughn did end up directing Man of Steel 2, what type of Superman movie could we expect from him? In a recent interview with Collider, he opened up about it, explaining that he would like to make a modern-day version of Richard Donner's classic film. He explains:
“Weirdly if I did do Superman—and I made the mistake of telling someone yesterday I have spoken about it and then wallop (laughs)—I think my main take would be, it’s really boring but make a Superman film. I just don’t feel a proper Superman—I think Donner did it to perfection for that time. Just doing the modern—I wanna do a modern version of the Donner [version]. Go back to the source material… For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be.”
I think Bryan Singer did a pretty decent job of doing a modern-day version of Donner's Superman. But, I do think that Vaughn's version would be different enough to set it apart. It sounds like he just wants to make a colorful, feel-good, heroic film, which are the core elements of Donner's film. To see that brought to life in Vaughn's signature wild filmmaking style is pretty exciting to think about and I'd love to see how exactly his vision for a Superman film would turn out.
What do you think about Vaughn's vision for a Superman film? Would you like to see him take on the challenge of directing Man of Steel 2?
Sideshow Collectibles has taken the design of their classic Star Wars. Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi statue, which imagines the Jedi Knight between the two trilogies on Tatooine, and they turned it into an awesome 1/6th scale action figure!
The incredibly awesome figure manages to capture the incredible details of the statue. It's really a beautiful action figure adaptation of the statue and it comes complete with desert-traveling gear and some other cool elements. When talking about the figure, project manager Kevin Ellis said:
"I’d say we stayed pretty true to the original statue. It became such an iconic Sideshow Star Wars piece, and the original design was so appreciated by the fans, it really didn’t need much in the way of improvement. We had this unique opportunity, working with Lucasfilm to create a whole new moment in Obi-Wan’s life. There’s a huge responsibility there for us as artists, but also as fellow fans, to do that justice, and I think we did.
"For the new, smaller, 1:6 scale Mythos Obi-Wan, we made a few tweaks to the design here and there, but the most significant change came with a different medium. You can actually get a lot more clarity and fine detail when you’re working with plastics, so you’ll see that we ramped up the details a lot. Even though this figure is smaller in scale, the level of detail is much, much higher."
Over the years, fans have said that if we ever saw an Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film that takes place in between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy, this is what the character should look like. I don't think any Star Wars fan would argue with that. I love the look!
Lucasfilm is currently developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and it's one of the Star Wars Stories that I'm really excited about seeing brought to the big screen. I just hope that they get Ewan McGregor back to reprise his role!
Fox has released an extended 4-minute Dark-Band trailer for Gotham Season 4. The first part gets us caught up on the events of Season 3 and then moves into what is coming in Season 4. It offers a lot of cool new footage of Bruce Wayne's road to becoming Batman, including Lucious Fox giving him his proto suit. We also see more of Selina Kyle on her road to becoming Catwoman. Then, of course, there's the big bad villain of Season 4... The Scarecrow, who looks pretty terrifying!
Gotham Season 4 will witness the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known, with Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains. While Gotham City fights for normalcy, a new hero will rise, as Bruce Wayne begins to assume responsibility for the city’s well-being.
Gotham Season 4 stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter, and Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes.
Gotham Season 4 premieres Thursday, September 21 at 8pm on Fox. Are you excited for its return!?