Friday, March 31, 2017
If you haven't heard the news yet - it looks like "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" creator Joss Whedon is moving to Gotham City - specifically to direct, write, and produce an upcoming "Batgirl" movie with Warner Bros.! As reported exclusively by Variety, the director of "Serenity" and the first two "Avengers" films is taking on the DC Extended Universe, and will helm a movie starring one of Batman's closest allies in his war against crime!
No other details came and whether or not it will focus on Barbara Gordon, but it's a safe bet that if it is happening in the same continuity as Ben Affleck's Batman appears in - DC Universe and Batfans are going to be in for a good ride.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
After debuting one heck of an EPIC trailer last weekend for the entire world to see, Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder didn't pull the stops in promoting their next DC Films' entry later this year in Justice League - which sees Ben Affleck's Batman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman uniting a team of metahumans to defend humanity against a coming threat.
At this year's CinemaCon, the stars of the film minus Gal Gadot who just gave birth to a new daughter were on hand to promote and talk all things JL. Zack Snyder even tweeted a picture of "his boys" at the convention - which included all the boys of the league hanging around and posing for pics. The Hollywood Reporter even has a story up on an "expanded/ extended trailer" shown at the event - featuring dialogue between the League and Alfred Pennyworth as well.
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 16.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Fans of Walt Disney Animation Studios' hit 2012 video game themed film "Wreck-It Ralph" now have a name to call the sequel - as IGN reports that Disney has revealed in CinemaCon the follow-up's title in this as "Ralph Breaks The Internet"! Set six years after the events of the first movie, John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return as Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope and sees the gang exploring the world of the internet after a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade! The film will be directed by the previous film's collaborators Rich Moore and Phil Johnston!
Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet is set for a March 8, 2018 release!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
After teasing a couple of new posters showing a certain wallcrawler lounging by the bay with Manhattan in the background and then another "hanging by" Avengers Tower, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and Marvel Studios have released one more poster and the second trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - the brand new Spidey solo film that sees Tom Holland returning as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man after last year's "Captain America: Civil War" and going on a new adventure that features new villains like The Vulture (Michael Keaton) and a guiding mentor in Tony Stark/ Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)!
Released by Columbia Pictures Philippines, check out the nearly 3 minute trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming!
Catch Spider-Man: Homecoming when it hits theaters on July 2017!
Monday, March 27, 2017
One of the most iconic Japanese super robots is getting the celebration and long awaited film he deserves, as Anime News Network has reported that the upcoming Mazinger Z animated film, tentatively titled as "Gekijōban Mazinger Z" (or Mazinger Z Movie) has gotten its official teaser poster and trailer revealed during this past Sunday's AnimeJapan 2017 convention event.
To be directed by Junji Shimizu and starring Showtaro Morikubo and Ai Kayano as Koji Kabuto and Sayaka Yumi respectively, the anime film will be made to coincide with Mazinger Z's 45th Anniversary - which is this year as the manga created by artist Go Nagai first debuted in 1972 and has gone on to spawn a successful franchise of animated series, movies, toys, and games. The animated film will be produced and distributed by Toei, with a worldwide release expected to follow after its premiere somewhere in the world before its Japanese premiere.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Uniting all the elements and metahumans that are set to gather together and defend our world from an oncoming threat, Warner Bros. and DC Films have finally released the first trailer to their long awaited superhero team up film "Justice League" - directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher as the first five heroes of the team - Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg!
Just in case you missed it and following the release of the other teasers a few days ago, here are the character posters for Wonder Woman and Cyborg, as well as their "Unite The League" teasers here (WW) and here (Cyborg).
Check out this team "Come Together" in the trailer, presented by Warner Bros!
Justice League will be released in theaters in the Philippines on November 16.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Showing that a certain friendly neighborhood wallcrawler is right at home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as his solo movie awaits this summer, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and Marvel Studios have released the very first teaser poster for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - which sees Tom Holland reprising his role as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man following his debut in last year's "Captain America: Civil War" and being a superhero teenager honor "Great Power and Great Responsibility" in New York City!
The poster made its debut in the official Spider-Man: Homecoming Facebook page, and shows Spidey in costume lounging near the harbor with a yellow jacket and some headphones on his ears, all the while with New York City in the background along with the Empire State Building and Avengers Tower too!
UPDATE: ANOTHER POSTER was shared by Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott on Twitter... AND THE WALLCRAWLER IS HANGING ON AVENGERS TOWER!
In case you didn't see the trailer yet, here is the international one again!
Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters in the US on July 7, 2017!
Friday, March 24, 2017
After releasing one epic looking logo poster with the word "Unite", Warner Bros. and DC Films follow up the hype for the upcoming new trailer for "Justice League" by releasing some character posters and teaser videos promoting said trailer and spotlighting each hero appearing in the film set for release this fall!
The character posters released so far are Aquaman, Batman, and The Flash.
Below are the character video teasers.
Next up... "Braver United" or the teaser spotlighting the architect of the League itself "Batman"!
Expect the other leaguers in Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and hopefully Superman to be next before the new trailer shows up this weekend.
Justice League opens in theaters in this November 2017.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
With 2017 already wrapping up its first quarter and little being teased here and there for one particular superhero team film this year, things finally pick up in terms of promoting Warner Bros. and DC Films' "Justice League" - as a brand new teaser poster with the word "UNITE" under the JL logo shield was released in the film's official Facebook page, signifying that there is something coming up for the movie that will put the World's Greatest Heroes of the DC Universe together for the first time in the big screen! Directed by Zack Snyder and as a direct sequel to last year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", the film will see Batman and Wonder Woman gathering a team of metahumans together to defend Earth from an upcoming threat in the wake of Superman's selfless sacrifice.
Justice League will hit theaters on November 2017.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
With Old Man Logan and Laura Kinney/ All-New Wolverine running around the "All-New, All Different" Marvel Universe as the resident clawed mutants, the ORIGINAL Wolverine still remains in the afterlife.. But is he set for a return in "ResurreXion" pretty soon? That's what this pixelated image for the cover of "X-Men: Blue" is teasing - and the question is whether it's the ol' canucklehead or perhaps another clawed character? It could be his son Daken... Or another alternate reality version just pulling our leg. Either way, this comes from fan speculation that's also being tackled on by Comic Book.com following the reveal of Marvel's June 2017 solicitations (which you can see via Newsarama). We can only wait and see how this plays out when Marvel reveals more information soon.
X-Men: Blue begins this April and issue #5 hits on June.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The first "Big Event" news for the Rebirth era of DC Comics is on hand, as the publisher revealed via its recently June solicitations (as seen in Newsarama) that their "warm up" to the big storyline will happen with two one shots entitled "Dark Days" - written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with artwork by Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, John Romita Jr., and more. "Dark Days: The Forge" happens on June 14, while "Dark Days: The Casting" will be released on July 12.
The cover to "The Forge" looks to be centered around The Dark Knight detective himself - Batman. While no specifics were given on what the plot is for "Dark Days" - it is according to CBR set to "reveal the dark underbelly of the DCU" and lead on to an unspecified DC Event.
Monday, March 20, 2017
It's been 20 years since Namco decided to count to 3 with Tekken, and that game has remained embedded in the hearts and minds of fans of the franchise as well as Playstation owners that got the game when it was released for the console the following year. On this day back in 1997, Tekken 3 was released in arcades - bringing the series to a whole new level and introducing protagonist Jin Kazama into the fold along with a handful of new fighters who would become staples in the series. The game is considered one of the greatest video games of all time, and is one of the best-selling Playstation Games of the original console's era as well.
For Nostalgia's Sake, here's the intro again to the PSX version of the game:
As a tribute, here's a collage with my collection of Tekken games including Tekken 3, and a picture of me meeting the man and series director Katsuhiro Harada back in 2009!
Happy Anniversary Tekken 3!
Sunday, March 19, 2017
One of the comic book world's most iconic artists has sadly passed on, as Swamp Thing co-creator and famed penciller Bernie Wrightson has died at the age of 68 following his long battle with brain cancer. Also known for his works in Heavy Metal and the miniseries "Batman: The Cult" which introduced the villain Deacon Blackfire, the artist's passing was reported on his official Facebook page by his wife Liz - leading many fans and loved ones to grieve and remember him for his contributions in the world of comics.
Rest In Peace Bernie, and thank you for drawing such amazing figures in the world of popculture.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Debuting on The Flash and Supergirl Facebook pages, The CW has released the official poster promoting the upcoming "Flash/ Supergirl Musical Crossover Episode", where The Scarlet Speedster and Girl of Steel team up in a dream world to take on the Music Meister as the "Dynamic Duet"! Coincidentally this also means stars Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist do their "Glee" thing again, so it's a reunion of sorts for both stars in the musical scene.
Here's the promo for the episode in case you want to know where the beat goes.
The Flash's special episode entitled "Duet" premieres on The CW on March 21.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Transformers fans looking forward to (or not looking forward to) Michael Bay's next installment in the franchise in "Transformers: The Last Knight" are getting more promotional material for the sequel, as Paramount Pictures has released a brand new trailer featuring the new female girl character Izzy - where she declares her intent to "fight like a girl" and keep on fighting.
Transformers: The Last Knight will be released in theaters on June 23 in the US.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Looks like the burden of "wielding the shield" as Captain America may be up for actor Chris Evans once Avengers: Infinity War comes around in 2018, as a feature on the American star and director via Esquire suggests that he is ready to move on from the Marvel Cinematic Universe once he fulfills his six picture deal with Marvel Studios.
"Back in 2010, Marvel presented Evans with a nine-picture deal. He insisted he'd sign on for no more than six. Some family members thought he was nuts to dial back such a secure and lucrative gig. Evans saw it differently.
It takes five months to shoot a Marvel movie, and when you tack on the promotional obligations for each one, well, shit, man. Evans knew that for as long as he was bound to Captain America, he would have little time to take on other projects. He wanted to direct, he wanted to play other characters—roles that were more human—like the lead in Gifted, which will hit theaters this month. The script had brought him to tears. Evans managed to squeeze the movie in between Captain America and Avengers films."
Looking at it that way, you can't really blame Chris for wanting to pursue other endeavors. Training and working to become Captain America takes a lot of time, and he has more than fulfilled his fair share of work for the MCU. Whether the mantle will be passed to Sebastian Stan's Bucky or Anthony Mackie's Falcon remains to be seen, but if Evans does leave Cap behind he will do so with conviction and a good movie gathering all the MCU key players in Avengers: Infinity War.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018 in the US.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
She's strong hearted and a bit of tomboy in terms of attitude, but make no mistake - she is dearly loved by fans of Street Fighter across the globe! Ryu fangirl and "Precious Heart" world warrior Sakura Kasugano (or simply "Sakura" for short) celebrates her birthday this March 15 - and it comes in the year when Street Fighter celebrated its 30th Anniversary too! The character made her big debut in Street Fighter Alpha 2/ Street Fighter Zero 2, and has since gone on to appear in other spin-offs, sequels, and even in the Rival Schools franchise!
As a trip down memory lane, here are some of her most memorable themes:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Pulling the curtain yet again on another character addition to their roster, NetherRealm Studios together with the visiting WWE superstar gamers of Up Up Down Down have teamed up to present the first look at the combined form of Jason Rusch and Martin Stein, better known as the Nuclear Man superhero "Firestorm"!
Here's the video presentation by Up Up Down Down, featuring a visit to NetherRealm Studios' HQ and meeting the creator of Mortal Kombat and head of the company Ed Boon himself!
Injustice 2 will be released for PS4 and XBox One on May 16!
Monday, March 13, 2017
Already making a killing in theaters and having so much rave reviews from fans and critics alike, Logan is literally the perfect swan song by Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold for the fan-favorite X-Men character. While it's still a long way off until the home video release comes to Blu-Ray and DVD, a lot of interviews and stuff talked about by the director and cast gives more insight on what was left on the cutting room floor and not included in the final product - which thankfully was compiled and discussed in a video by YouTube user Mr. Sunday Movies (As featured by Comic Book Movie).
Logan is now playing in theaters.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
After teasing and prepping fans up that a brand new trailer was on the way this weekend, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have officially released the third theatrical trailer for "Wonder Woman" - which is titled "Origin" and shows new footage that includes a younger Diana of Themyscira learning of her birthright and growing up to be the powerful Amazon Warrior princess and superhero she is destined to become as she enters man's world to stop a war from consuming it.
Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine and directed by Patty Jenkins, hits theaters this June!
Saturday, March 11, 2017
In anticipation of a brand new trailer premiering this weekend and commemorating the week of "International Women's Day", Warner Bros. and DC Films have released a brand new poster for "Wonder Woman", which Gal Gadot has shared in her Facebook page and shows the beautiful Amazon Warrior princess posing in a rested battle position with her sword and shield in hand amidst a beautiful sunset beach backdrop which represents her homeland of Themyscira.
Also released to hype up the new trailer is a couple of footage snippets compiled by Entertainment Access that serve as a "sneak peek" for the new teaser to come.
Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and serving as the fourth film in the DC Extended Universe, hits theaters on June 2017.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Fans who have waited patiently for news for the actual release date of the seventh season of Game of Thrones don't have to wait anymore, as HBO has revealed through an elaborate Facebook Event process involving Fire and Ice when the premiere will be - July 16, 2017.
Here's a teaser trailer released to further promote the coming of the new season.
Game of Thrones returns this July.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Revealed out of the blue on their official Facebook page, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover to their upcoming March 17-24 issue of this year, which spotlights Marvel Studios' next Thor sequel in "Thor: Ragnarok" and features Chris Hemsworth back as the God of Thunder but sporting a brand new haircut that's shorter and fits his new "Gladiator" style outfit that sees the Odinson holding two blades in place of his missing hammer Mjolnir. Also joining him are Cate Blanchett and Tessa Thompson, who play Hela and Valkyrie respectively.
No trailer has been released yet online for Thor: Ragnarok by Marvel and Disney, but that could change anytime soon and could be before or during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this May. The film will be released on November 3, 2017 in the US.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A week in and still getting a lot of people praising and "Hurt", there's plenty to talk about in the aftermath of the release of "Logan" - Hugh Jackman's final film as Wolverine and quite the swan song of a picture directed by James Mangold that stayed true to the character and used the "R-Rating" to good effect. In many ways the Western themes, "Unforgiven" inspired influence, and "The Last of Us" vibe with Logan and Laura having a Joel and Elle relationship serve the film well, but there was a lot of concepts that played into what could have been done for the film, and concept artist Shae Shatz has shared to the world some of these amazing drawings, one of which shows Logan with a dog companion that's pretty reminiscent of the main character and Dogmeat from the Fallout games!
You can check out more of these brilliant artworks in Shae's Twitter and MovieWeb!
Logan is now playing in theaters worldwide.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The figures are in, the critics and fans are loving it, and Hugh Jackman and co. are proud to have delivered what is certainly the best Wolverine film out there if not one of the best films ever made that goes beyond the superhero genre. Logan is a masterpiece and beautiful love letter to those that have loved the character and the X-Men Movies, and if you haven't seen it yet you should take time and go out to check what will be Jackman's last performance as the character on the big screen.
Just in time to further promote the film during its run, a new promo clip featurette called "Legacy" has been released - showing how Hugh Jackman's time as Logan has spanned through 17 years and has led up to this final chapter in his epic saga as Wolverine.
Also released is this line of B-Roll footage, including Jackman doing some audio recording for the movie post-production.
Logan is now playing in theaters.
Monday, March 6, 2017
It's official: Logan is a certified Box Office success worldwide, with the James Mangold directed film taking in $237.8 Million alone in its global and US domestic count combined during its first weekend in theaters!
According to Variety, the film took home $152.5 Million at the foreign box office, while nabbing $85.3 domestically in the US. That puts its first weekend to nearly $240 Million, signifying that the film had one of the best openings for a 20th Century Fox film and is the biggest box office opening for 2017 so far as reported by Comic Book.com. That's in no small part thanks to the brilliant performance of Hugh Jackman in the title role that he started 17 years ago, which will be his final appearance as the character on the big screen as well.
Logan is now playing in theaters worldwide.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Originally shown as a surprise teaser attached to the film reels of Logan in the US, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox have officially released the teaser called "No Good Deed" - which sees the actor reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth and a cameo by Stan "The Man" Lee... And there's a Superman reference in this one as well!
Deadpool 2 has no release date yet... But expect more news about it soon down the line and on whoever will be cast as Cable too.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The results are in - Logan is a certified hit and FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes, and Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and director James Mangold can rest easy knowing that they have helped give fans The Wolverine Movie they deserve and a whole lot more... Going beyond what a "superhero movie" is and just generally telling a beautiful story of life and family that has Logan right in the middle.
That being said, this film recognizes that father time has caught up with Wolverine, and one promo clip released that shows Logan aging from the years since we first met him in the X-Men Movies.
Logan is now playing in theaters worldwide.
Friday, March 3, 2017
Life is like a hurricane here in Duckberg again, as your favorite Disney characters in Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, and their nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie are coming back in a brand new and rebooted "Ducktales" series that's coming to Disney XD this summer!
While we're all waiting for the release of the new show, the network has released the very first trailer for the series online! Time to get nostalgic, as well as used to the new voices for the kids... At least there's that familiar theme song and David Tenant's awesome voice for Scrooge McDuck!
Ducktales 2017 hits this Summer!
Thursday, March 2, 2017
The fates are with fans of the mystic side of the DC Universe, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and NetherRealm Studios have officially revealed the latest character to join their fighting game sequel "Injustice 2", and that is none other than the wearer of the "Helmet of Fate" in Kent Nelson... Better known to comic readers as Doctor Fate!
Check out the reveal trailer below courtesy of IGN:
Injustice 2 hits PS4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Hitting theaters this summer and looking more AWESOME together than ever, a new theatrical poster and trailer have been released by Marvel Studios, Disney, and director James Gunn for their upcoming outer space superhero movie sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" - which reunites Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Baby Groot together with new allies and enemies... And Peter Quill finds his dad in Kurt Russell as Ego!
Here's the new trailer courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where it made its debut.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters in the US on May 5th.