Many of us have been of the opinion that the Venom trailer is bad for a while, but I have yet to hear anyone destroy that teaser as well as Mr. Sunday Movies did. I'm going to second their notion of having people show this trailer to people who have no idea who Venom is, and asking them what they think the movie is about! I have to agree that if you don't know what this is going into watching, you have no idea what it'll be about. Check out their riffing on the teaser below, and let us know if you think their analysis is fair:
When Sword Art Online comes to Netflix as a live-action series, it will be with a primarily Japanese cast. Executive producer for the series Laeta Kalogridis (who just finished Altered Carbon) dismissed any speculation that any white-washing could happen with the series in a recent interview (via Kotaku):
Well, let’s get the obvious bit out of the way, right away. SAO is an essentially Japanese property, in which Kirito and Asuna, who are the two leads, are Japanese. In the television show, Kirito and Asuna will be played by Asian actors. Whether or not that was the question underneath your question, it’s not a conversation about whitewashing. When I sold it to Netflix, we were all on the same page. They are not interested in whitewashing it, and I am not interested in whitewashing it. In terms of the secondary characters, because the game is meant to be global, the way it’s presented in the anime and in the light novels, there are secondary characters that clearly are from other parts of the world, like Klein and Agil. To me, it’s very obvious when you watch it that you’re meant to take that this game spans the globe, but Kirito and Asuna are very clearly located as kids from Japan, and Tokyo, if I’m not mistaken. That is what we will be doing because that is the story. They are, in my mind anyway, much like Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell, defined in part by being seminal characters in an Asian piece of art. That’s the first and biggest thing.
For me, personally, that's good to hear. Mainly because a primarily Asian cast means that the series can stay true to its Japanese roots and therefore more in-tune with the tone of the original series. Death Note made the mistake of trying to Americanize its concept (in addition to condensing a long story into a 90 minute film) so I'm all for keeping faces familiar to American audiences out of the series if it means we can get a true live-action adaptation of the series with a Netflix budget. Plus, like Kalogridis mentioned, just because Kirito and Asuna will be Japanese, SAO is a global game so there will be opportunities to sprinkle in other nationalities of characters provided the plot calls for it.
I'm loving what I've heard about this project so far, let's just hope it stays on the right track.
DC Comics just had Batwoman break Batman's biggest rule, and now, she's out of the Bat Family. The moment came in DC's current Detective Comics storyline in which Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, ended up killing Clayface after the villain escaped their grasp. Batman, who had found out earlier in the storyline that Clayface's villainy and madness was a result of his powers had been working on a cure for the victim prior to the incident going down.
Screen Rant said Bruce cast out the hero, and now she's alligned with her military father Jacob Kane and willing to shed more blood in order to protect Gotham. All in all, it sounds like a time to get invested into Batman comics if you aren't already! Anyone who has been reading, what do you think of this storyline so far?
A new teaser for Everything Sucks! has hit the web, and I had to once again spread the word about this series. The series hits Netflix Friday, and as all promotion for the series so far has said, this is going to be like Freaks and Geeks, but set in the 90s. I don't know about you guys, but I'm personally super excited to be re-living the days of windbreakers, Starter Jackets, as well as things that don't include jackets as well. Check out the new trailer below, which features a rather intense looking game of Spin-The Bottle.
Doctor Who has featured several historical figures in its long run, and rumor has it that Season 11 will feature a prominent figure of the Civil Rights movement. Screenrant reports onlookers of Season 11 filming have noticed a bus similar to the one Parks famously refused to give up her seat on. Additionally, others have found evidence that roles have been cast for Parks' husband Raymond, as well as her lawyer Fred Gray.
I'm all for Doctor Who showing more American based stories! We've only gotten a bit of love over the years on the series, so any American centric episode is always welcome in my book. How do you feel about Doctor Who covering the story of Rosa Parks?
You may not be able to find Jaden Smith on the new Black Panther soundtrack (which is dope) but you can find a parody of his hit song in this awesome new Nerdist video. Whoever reworked the lyrics to "Icon," to fit into the lore of Black Panther did a pretty damn good job, and the dancing in this video is on point with how Smith dances in the video! Check it out below and then check out Will Smith's parody of his son's song below that!
Crackle has a new original series arriving March 8, and it sounds like it's worth a watch! The Oath, which features Sean Bean Ryan Kwanten, Katrina Law, and Cory Hardrict just to name a few goes into the world of cops who organize their own gangs in order to make some extra money, and watch each other's backs. The casting alone has me excited to check this one out, although the trailer looked a bit low-budget. Check it out below, and let me know what you think!
A reboot of the classic House Party films is coming, and it's all thanks to NBA star Lebron James. Comingsoon reported James will produce the film, which is being written by Atlanta writers Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori. James shared his vision for the film in an official quote, in which he claims the new films will not be a reboot:
“This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie. Everyone I grew up with loved House Party. To partner with this creative team to bring a new House Party to a new generation is unbelievable.”
I like how he said the film is not a reboot, and then goes on to describe it exactly how one would describe a reboot. In either case I'm excited to see Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori attached, as I love Atlanta, but I'll just admit right now I have not seen the original House Party films. Are they worth checking out, or should I wait for the reboot?
Ready to see Black Panther this weekend, but are curious about some other adventures involving the hero? You've come to the right place. This Marvel TL;DR isn't just informative, it's actually a fair deal funnier than most of the ones I've seen in the past! Check it out below, and then let us know what your favorite Black Panther stories are in the comments if you're a fan of the hero already.
A clip from tonight's return of DC's Legends of Tomorrow has hit the web, and Constantine is back! It looks like the Waverider crew will be dealing with a bit of demonic possession this time around, so they're lucky they have him along for the ride. Check out the clip below, and get ready for Legends of Tomorrow tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET!