Last Friday was the ever-popular Star Wars Day (May the Fourth). This “holiday” always features fun posts on social media from everyone including stars like Mark Hamill, and this year was no different. The crazy thing was a post from Ben Schwartz of Parks and Recreation. Fans know that Schwartz helped create BB-8’s voice for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he revealed he had a second role in the movie. He posted two photos to Twitter of him dressed up as a Stormtrooper. How crazy is that? Two and a half years after the movie came out, and we’re still getting surprises. Sadly, he didn’t reveal what scene(s) he was a Stormtrooper in, but it’s fun to know that any of the bad guys in armor could be the annoying Jean Ralphio. Now I’m waiting for a fan video of a Stormtrooper who talks/sings like him.
We are just over 2 months away from the release of the live-action Bleach film in Japan. I hope that we find out about a western release soon as I would definitely watch it based on the trailer alone. I think it looks amazing! If you watched the first trailer and walked away concerned about the fight scenes, I hope I can help ease your fears. A video has been circulating on Twitter that shows Taichi Saotome (he plays Renji Abarai) practicing some swordplay with a trainer. It’s looking good to me and I am sold.
Joining Saotome is Sota Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki, Hana Sugisaki as Rukia Kuchiki, MIYAVI will play Byakuya Kuchiki, and Ryou Yoshizawa is Uryuu Ishida. I am worried that there’s no information about Chad or Orihime as they may not be integral to the Substitute Shinigami Arc that will be portrayed in the film, but they do gain importance later one, especially in the Hueco Mundo Arc.
The anime for Bleach ended back in 2015, before the manga finished. This has left many fans, including myself longing for the final arc to be brought to life. I hope that the anime is brought back for one final season similar to Fairy Tail because that last arc would be so cool to watch. One fan decided to create a poster for the 1000 Year Blood War Arc and it is incredible! I guess we’ll just have to settle for fan-made projects and the live-action movie that comes out later this year. Hopefully, they’ll announce the true final season so that we don’t end the anime with the Fullbringer Arc.
I loved The Powerpuff Girls when I was a kid. I loved the style and everything about the show. My favorite character was Bubbles. She was hardcore! My favorite villain was of course Mojo Jojo. There was such a whimsy with the show that I don’t know how you could not fall in love with it. A Twitter user by the name of @Deem939 went ahead and drew the girls in a manga art style and it looks awesome! I know we just got a reboot of the cartoon, but can we get another reboot that’s an anime? Or maybe we can just get a manga series?
Ryan Reynolds is still trying to get Hugh Jackman to suit up as Wolverine for the Deadpool films. He is trying so hard, but Jackman is a little turned off from how hard Reynolds is trying. While being interviewed on Good Morning America, the topic came up and Jackman took the time to deliver this message to Reynolds:
I think Wolverine could be a great addition to the films, but Reynolds has been trying a bit too hard. Should Reynolds back off a bit, or ramp up his efforts?
I really liked Black Panther and one of the great things about it is that most, if not all, of the characters, were strong characters. T’Challa and Erik Killmonger may have been the two main characters, but Shuri, Okoye, Nakia, M’Baku, Agent Ross, Zuri, and pretty much everyone else was really strong and well-written characters. A lot of the side characters have gotten a lot of love with some fans even calling Shuri their favorite Disney princess. In fact, director Ryan Coogler was asked at a panel at the Cannes Film Festival if the women were just as important as the men in the film.
After giving the women such praises, he was asked the follow-up question of if he would make a spin-off that focuses on the women from the movie.
I would love to see this movie simply because I thought these characters were awesome. I’d love to see a movie of Nakia and Okoye kicking butt with maybe some spy elements in it. Make Shuri their Q and you’ve got an almost James Bond film. Would you like to watch a movie that focuses on these great side characters?
We are roughly two and a half months away from the release of the live-action adaptation of Bleach. Live-action adaptations are typically not well received and so many fans like myself are cautiously optimistic. It appears we may have more hope shine on the project as a Japanese critic, Fujimoto Yousuke, claims to have seen a preview of the film and he had high praises for it in a tweet he sent out.
This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. If you have not seen the film yet, please avert your eyes now and click that back button.
I was really surprised at how well the Guardians of the Galaxy were handled in Infinity War. I was not a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which left me a little worried about their presence in Infinity War. However, they were used really well, and Drax especially was used for great moments. One of the most memorable is when he says, “Why is Gamorra?” It turns out that line was improvised by Dave Bautista. Man, I can’t believe how many great moments were improvised. Christopher Markus, one of the writers, explained:
It’s also fun to find out what changed between drafts of the script. For instance, Markus and Stephen McFeely explained that in one draft, Spider-Man doesn’t chill with Doctor Strange and Iron Man. Instead, Falcon is hanging with them. Markus explains that it was then changed because there wasn’t as strong of a connection.
Of course, there’s also the scene we were all expecting: the reunion of Captain America and Iron Man. This was reportedly cut because of pacing, and I don't blame them. The movie is already jam-packed with story and details, a big reunion scene would've either slowed down the movie, or it would not have done the moment justice. Plus, the movie's about Thanos. Not the Avengers.
What has been your favorite change that has been revealed? Your favorite improvised moment?
Even though James Gunn has come out and said that Baby Groot is the son of Groot, fans still argue about this very fact. So, what does a botanist have to say about the matter? Enter James Wong. He breaks down how botany explains that Baby Groot is really a clone of Groot and that there may be a million more Baby Groots on Xandar. Which side are you on?
THE BIOLOGY OF BABY GROOT. ⬇️
Baby groot is created from a cutting of Groot, an ambulant alien plant who dies at the end of the 1st Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Geeks are hotly debating whether he is a ‘son’ of Groot or just Groot living on.
I know a lot of fans are excited for the Netflix series based on The Witcher. It will be based on the books and not the video games, in case you were wondering. For a while now, we’ve known that the showrunner would be Lauren S. Hissrich from Daredevil and The Defenders and she’s finally revealed the other writers for the series.
I can't imagine a better day.
The #Witcher writers' room opened today, and it was full of ideas and banter and cupcakes and creativity and darkness and champagne and this hilarious picture that's better than any of the posed group selfies I attempted.
Some of the folks in the picture include Jessica Jones veteran Jenny Klein, Daredevil’s Sneha Koorse, Clare Higgins of The Worst Witch, and Declan de Barra who worked on The Originals. That’s not a shabby creative team. The first season of the series will adapt the first 2 books across eight episodes. Of course, the author of said books, Andrzej Sapkowski, is on board as head of the creative team. Sadly, we don't have a casting list or release date yet.