As a fan of Tim Burton, I've been very excited about seeing how his live-action film adaptation of Dumbo would turn out. Well, while attending the Disney presentation at CinemaCon, the studio shared a featurette for the film that included interviews with the cast and crew as well as the first footage from the film, and it looks absolutely wonderful!
The movie has a great cast that includes Colin Ferrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green, and up until this point, all the info we've had on the film comes from this synopsis:
Disney’s new live-action feature film Dumbo introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
The movie is said to be an expansion of the first film. It's a new story for Dumbo that we haven't been told before. In the video, Danny Devita explained:
"The original ends with the elephant flying. This one begins with that and goes even further."
The footage then offers us a POV shot of Dumbo flying in the circus tent and we see the awe and wonder in the faces of the people who are watching. We never see any actual footage of Dumbo because the studio wants to hold off on that big reveal. They did show a still shot of the character, though, that you can see in the Tweet below.
The footage also shows Devito's character amusingly scolding his circus employees for not doing their job and also degrades the elephant. The circus is struggling and at one point Devito also approached the Strong Man of the show at one point and told him that he was now in charge of all the financial aspects of the circus, which left the strong man confused. Ferrell goes on to explain that Dumbo will bring Devito's character closer to his kids.
I loved the visual style of the movie as well. Out of all Tim Burton's movies, the style reminded me most of Big Fish. It's just very vibrant and colorful! I loved what I saw in this little presentation and I can't wait to see more!
Dumbo is scheduled to hit theaters on March 29, 2019.
A new trailer has emerged for Netflix's first original Danish series The Rain, and its loaded with action and more background on the streaming service's latest post-apocalyptic thriller series. In this trailer, we'll see our two central characters Simone and Rasmus and learned how they escaped the plague that wiped out a good portion of Scandanavia.
The series hits Netflix on May 4, will you be watching?
The Marvel movies are a lot of fun and often really well done. When they do mess up, they tend to use it as a learning experience. That being said, Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, has said of all the thing he wishes he could change about the movies it would be Thor’s eyebrows in Thor.
That’s right. Out of all the mistakes made, he would change Thor’s eyebrows. Not how weak some of the villains in the films were, not the incorrect time gap in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but freaking Thor’s eyebrows. That’s funny to me. Then again, I could see how something so minor would be a go-to as it would leave the bigger mistakes that helped the studio to learn and grow. What do you think? If you could go back and change just one thing in the Marvel movies, what would it be?
What do you get when you have just about every major character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe on one stage? Well over the weekend we had just that as Marvel assembled just about every member of the press for a Avengers: Infinity War junket. Because this happened before the premiere and release of Infinity War, not much was discussed about the plot. So you can watch this guilt free, there is no need to worry about spoilers. (sorry for the shaky cam. I forgot my tripod.)
Amazon has confirmed Jack Ryan will return for Season 2, and we're still months out from the premiere of Season 1! The news comes from Slashfilm, who like most, are assuming the quick renewal is a result of leading man John Krasinski's mega-hit A Quiet Place blowing up at the box office. More likely than not, Amazon is probably ensuring they can keep Krasinski around past the show's initial 10-episodes, which will definitely get a lot more viewers now that the actor has a bonefied Hollywood hit.
Not that anyone was any less psyched about this series, but are you more excited for Jack Ryan now that you know it's getting a Season 2? I'm always much more inclined to binge a series if I can be assured another season will follow. What about you?
For those curious, Stan Lee was present at the red carpet premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, and looking just about as well as a man in his 90s can. I'm not going to overanalyze this video, but I will say that after watching I'm beginning to think the various stories that have come out in the past weeks regarding Marvel's main man have the truth falling somewhere in the middle. Perhaps Lee is forcing his way out to these events, and his crew is doing the best they can to protect his dignity because they can't leave him at home? I'm not really sure honestly, so I'll leave it to you to share your take in the comments:
Bruce Campbell said he was done as Ash if Ash Vs. Evil Dead was canceled, and to his credit, he stuck to his guns and chainsaw arm. Campbell penned a note to fans upset with his decision, and seemingly gave his blessing for Ash to continue on elsewhere, even if he's not involved:
Good people, Evil Dead fans everywhere, I bid you a heartfelt farewell playing Ash – the character I took acting lessons with for 39 years. I am hereby retiring from that portrayal. It’s time. I followed Ash from his formative years thru his mid-life crisis and decline. What a thrill! What a privilege!
We had a great resurgence with the help of Starz (kudos not jeers, folks). They made it possible for 15 more hours of Evil Dead-ness in your life – the equivalent of 10 more features!
Is Ash dead? Never. Ash is as much a concept as a person. Where there is evil in this world, there must be one to counter – man or woman, it matters not.
Thanks for watching.
Now this is a dude who knows the in's and outs of geek culture. In one letter, Campbell managed to address any potential rage inducing argument sparked by the geek community in the wake of his departure for the role. Of course, those arguments will still happen, but good on Campbell for making explicitly clear where he stood on cancellation, the series, and the future of the Evil Dead franchise. Here's hoping he enjoys retirement!
I am freaking excited for Batman Ninja to come out on Blu-ray and DVD in 2 weeks! If you like Digital, you can get that now. We recently got our first dubbed clip that showed off Batman’s new voice (Roger Craig Smith is decent, but no Kevin Conroy), and now we get to hear the Joker’s dub voice. I will prepare you by saying, it is not Mark Hamill. Tony Hale does a very good performance, though. In the clip, we learn that Joker had no idea what Grodd was up to and is merely adapting to the situation. Are you as excited as I am for this movie? You can find the clip on Comicbook's website. I also included a release day teaser trailer for you to watch below.
Batman Ninja is now available on Digital and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 8, 2018. Hurry to pre-order the Blu-ray for only $18.
PUBG Corp. revealed yesterday that the first official world tournament for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds would commence later this year. The competition, called PUBG Global Invitational 2018 (PGI 2018) will pit 20 professional teams against one another for prestige and a whopping prize of $2 million. PGI 2018 will commence on July 25-29, and participating teams will be chosen from regional tournaments that will occur in Asia, North America and Europe.
The event will feature separate tournaments for both the game’s first and third-person perspectives. On July 25 and 26, four-player squad battles in third-person mode will take place, and will be followed by the first-person battles on July 28 and 29. The tournament will end with two teams, one from each perspective, crowned as winners.
You can check out the number of teams from each region who will be able to participate in PGI 2018 below:
Europe - 3 Teams
North America - 3 Teams
Asia - 3 Teams
CIS - 2 Teams
South Korea - 2 Teams
China - 2 Teams
South America - 1 Team
Oceania - 1 Team
Middle East/North Africa - 1 Team
“The PUBG Global Invitational 2018, is a landmark moment for PUBG Corp. as a showcase of the potential of PUBG esports,” explained Changhan Kim, CEO of PUBG Corp. “The team at PUBG Corp. is working tirelessly to ensure that the PGI 2018 exemplifies the pinnacle of PUBG competition and brings to life all of the excitement, tension, and exhilaration of the highest level of PUBG play, not only to the fans attending the PGI 2018, but also those watching at home.”
Looks like Alden Ehrenreich'sStar Wars film won't be a "solo," endeavor. The lead of Solo: A Star Wars Story confirmed to Esquire (via CBR) he's on the line for three films. His reveal, hilariously enough, came out in an oddly Han Solo way:
Three. I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But — yeah.
So what are we talking about here? Can we expect two more Solo standalone films, or is Ehrenreich going to be featured in a Han Solo flashback in future flagship Star Wars films? Ehrenreich didn't say, but if we had to guess we're assuming Lucasfilm is waiting to see how Solo does in theaters before it commits to any more sequels.
If you had to see Ehrenreich portray Solo in more films, would you rather they be contained adventures like Solo, or would you be ok with him playing post-original trilogy Han in place of Harrison Ford?