Lucasfilm Creative Executive Officially Rejects Major STAR WARS Fan Theory

Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!

Lucasfilm Story Group Creative Executive (long title) Pablo Hidalgo just dropped a spoiler that dispels a major fan theory about the true identity of Supreme Leader Snoke:

Not that it does much good now, but I never thought that was who Snoke was. It seemed a little too on the nose and too close to extended universe canon, which is no longer actual canon. I mean it's not like my theory that Snoke is of the same species as Yoda, but it does make me feel a bit more vindicated knowing that NO ONE knows who Snoke is yet.

Straight from not THE horse's mouth, but A horse's mouth nonetheless. Do you buy it? Are you still in denial? Remember, Andy Serkis also denied that Snoke was Plagueis earlier this year.

Celebrating 10 Years Since You’ve Heard That Annoying LORD OF THE RINGS Isengard Song

According to Reddit (and the YouTube time stamp), it's been 10 years since one of the most annoying geek songs I've ever heard was created. I had completely forgotten and locked away "taking the hobbits to Isengard" deep within my mind, yet it took all of five seconds to resurface the hatred I had for this song. Dammit, I hate this song so much. Seriously, the only reason I'm sharing it with you is the hope that you hate it as much as I do and you will be as angry as I am having it stuck in your head. If you've never heard it, be warned, this song will make you like The Lord of the Rings less.

George R.R. Martin Releases New Chapter From THE WINDS OF WINTER

George R.R. Martin may have released a new chapter to his latest installment in A Song of Ice and Fire, but don't hold your breath about the book's imminent release. Entertainment Weekly says just because we are getting new content, doesn't mean the next book in the saga that inspired Game of Thrones is anywhere near completed. From the author himself:

You want to know what the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellaria Sand, Darkstar, and the rest will be up to in Winds of Winter...Quite a lot, actually. The sample will give you a taste. For the rest, you will need to wait. And no, just to spike any bullsh– rumors, changing the sample chapter does NOT mean I am done. See the icon above? Monkey is still on my back… but he’s growing, he is, and one day…”

I know I'll catch some flak for this, but I'm more excited for the books finishing than the series. If you've never read it, you'd see the show has departed in some major ways from the book, and not always for the better. I will say in seasons 1 and 2 they did a great job of summarizing Martin's somewhat lengthy descriptions, but season 3 on they began to lose me. That's not to say I hate it by any means, I just much prefer the source material from that point on. Hopefully one day we'll see the conclusion of the books! Read the new chapter from The Winds of Winter here.

Brock and Misty Confront Ash About Releasing So Many POKEMON

This video really hits the nail on the head with all the problems I had with the Pokemon series. I guess in some ways I liked that it wasn't incredibly true to the video game series, but Ash Ketchum was dumb as hell. If he still had all the Pokemon he captured years ago, he would be dominating every new region he traveled to without question! Kevin Does Stuff summarizes 13 years of my ranting into a simple three minute video, and it's so good to hear. Check it out!

Rumor: Surprising Villain Potentially Revealed For JUSTICE LEAGUE

Potential spoilers ahead.

Here's some news I don't know how to feel about for the upcoming Justice League movie. Birth Movies Death says everyone who guessed the main villain would be Darkseid is dead wrong. Take a look at this deleted scene from the movie:

That creature Luthor stands face to face with is apparently a character called Steppenwolf, who will reportedly be the villain in the new movie. The site talks about how Darkseid and Steppenwolf will probably be at odds in the film, causing the villain to leave Apokolips and invade our Earth. They also say the end of the film will feature a Darkseid appearance on Earth.

I don't know how to feel about this. After Batman v Superman, I'm a hard sell on a two part Justice League film, and as far as Steppenwolf goes, he's a villain that seems like a better fit for a one on one battle, not a team of superheroes. The only instance I can see it being a team effort would be with a full scale Earth invasion of an alien race led by Steppenwolf, but doesn't that sound a little too similar to another ensemble hero film?!

At the end of the day, this is just a rumor and, even if it's solid, so much can change between script to final version we shouldn't be too concerned. That said, we should definitely be speaking out in favor or against so the powers that be are seeing it! (Although filming has been going on for a while now, so it's probably too late to effectively change anything at this point.)

Japanese RICK AND MORTY Clips Will Make You Question Anime Dubs

When it comes to anime, I used to be of the camp that if you want to watch it in its original format, cool, but dubs are just as fine. Now that I've seen Rick and Morty in Japanese, I'm beginning to question that notion entirely...

Rick isn't belching mid-rant, Morty sounds like a girl, and what the f*** have they done to Mr. Meeseeks?! Honestly, this whole thing plays out like a badly animated anime! Surely our version is superior and the clear winner among Japanese audiences though, right?!

Outrageous. Mr. Meeseeks are a tortured species! It completely kills the joke to make them cute and kawaii! Here's another clip...

I can't get behind this, I won't get behind this. YOU SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE JAPAN?! YOU'VE MADE ME PRETENTIOUS ABOUT AN ADULT CARTOON! I guess I'll stop watching dubs now if only to stop the Japanese from their WubalubadubDUBS.