Friday, March 27, 2015

Star Wars is transformed into a jaw dropping 80's style anime in this TIE fighter short film!

Back in September I shared an amazing 2 minute Star Wars 80's style anime video that fans absolutely loved! Now I am happy to share the completed video from OtaKing77077 that is 7 minutes long.
"What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that's all but vanished from Japan nowadays?
Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.
Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years' worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts' seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day..."
This video is absolutely mind blowing and I know I am not the only one who would love to see this as a full television series!

Source: YouTube - OtaKing77077

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver get featured in Marvel's new Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette!

A fantastic new featurette titled "Super Siblings" was just released by Marvel for the upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron! The featurette focuses on Scarlet Witch, Elisabeth Olsen, and her brother Quicksilver, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

With some great new footage and interviews from Elisabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chris Evans, and director Joss Whedon, this is a really cool video that gives fans a great look at two new characters entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Masi Oka will return as Hiro Nakamura in Heroes Reborn!

With a new era of the Heroes saga ready to air this fall news of new and returning characters has slowly been making its way to fans. This new Heroes show will be titled Heroes Reborn and will be returning for a 13 episode event from original series creator Tim Kring.

It was previously reported that Heroes-alum Jack Coleman would be returning to reprise his character Noah Bennet. It is now being reported that he will be joined by actor Masi Oka who will be guest starring as his character from the original show; Hiro Nakamura.

This new show will be taking place after the events of the original show so it'll be fun to see where certain characters wound up and how the events of the original show may or may not have changed the world.

Are you excited that Masi Oka will be coming back to guest star as Hiro Nakamura?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Key and Peele's "Substitute Teacher" sketch is bought by Paramount Pictures to be turned into a full length film!

If you are a fan of the hit Comedy Central show Key and Peele then I have some amazing news for you! Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has just bought a pitch to the show's wildly popular "Substitute Teacher" sketch and are looking into creating it into a full feature length film!

The sketch comes from comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and focuses on a substitute teacher from the inner city, Mr. Garvey played by Keegan-Michael Key, who is strict about not being messed with as he takes attendance in a class of white, suburban high school students.
"Keegan-Michael Key will reprise his role as as the over-the-top substitute Mr. Garvey, and Jordan Peele will portray a rival teacher determined to be the students’ favorite."
The script will be written by Key and Peele producers Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will produce. If this gets made into a movie I will definitely see it! As a teacher I find the sketch absolutely hilarious. Below you can watch the two sketches that have aired on Key and Peele.

And the sequel sketch:

Source: Deadline
Source: YouTube - ComedyCentral

Watch the animated life of Joffrey Baratheon from Game of Thrones in just 60 seconds!

This great Quick Draw video from Vanity Fair shares the animated life of Joffrey Baratheon from HBO's Game of Thrones in just 60 seconds. This is great for many reasons. If you were a fan of Joffrey then you can rewatch his scenes in just a minute! If you weren't a fan of Joffrey then you can watch his life come and go in a minute and laugh manically because you know what's coming. It's a win win! Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - Vanity Fair

New trailer for Terminator Genisys is action packed!

A brand new Terminator Genisys trailer has been released and this new trailer gives fans their first look at actor J.K. Simmons in the film. We do not yet know who his character is exactly but a friend told me he think he might be a Cyberdyne employee. He very well could be. We'll have to wait and see. The trailer is filled with some great action sequences and ends with Arnold Schwarzenegger going up against his 1984 self. Enjoy!

Terminator Genisys will be in theaters on July 1, 2015.

Source: YouTube - UKParamountPictures

8-bit Cinema turns The Walking Dead seasons 3-4 into an 8-bit video game!

CineFix has released the second video in their The Walking Dead 8-bit Cinema series! This new video focuses on Seasons 3-4 of the show. I love all the little jokes put into this series. "CORAL!" HaHa. Also, I still wish this were a real game to play! Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - CineFix

See the first official photo of Ryan Reynolds in the Deadpool costume!

Deadpool fans have been waiting patiently and the moment is finally here! Ryan Reynolds has tweeted the first official photo of him wearing the Deadpool costume that will be used for his upcoming film Deadpool and it looks like it was literally ripped out of the pages of the comic. WOW! I absolutely love the look. How could you not? It is literally the comic costume in real life. The detail on this costume is absolutely amazing. I also think it is really funny that they used Burt Reynold's old photo as inspiration to this one.

What do you think of the new costume now that we finally have a great look at it?
*Open image in a new window to get a larger view.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Peter Capaldi looks back on the 2005 Doctor Who episode "Rose" on it's 10 Year Anniversary.

In honor of today being the 10th Anniversary of the return of Doctor Who, current Doctor Peter Capaldi takes a moment to remember the 2005 episode that brought the series back; Rose. Watch as he shares his thoughts on the show's return, Billie Piper, Christopher Eccleston, and how it all made him feel.

Source: YouTube - Doctor Who

New clip is released for Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts.

Thanks to DC Entertainment's new episode of DC All Access, fans can now watch an all new clip of the upcoming animated film Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts.  The clip features Batman fighting side by side with the Green Arrow against some of the robotic animals that will be siding with the villains. The clip starts at the 0:58 mark. Enjoy!

Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital on May 12, 2015.

Source: YouTube - DC Entertainment

10 Year Anniversary - Look back on a decade of Doctor Who with this beautiful and unique video compilation!

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the return of the show Doctor Who. Returning on March 26, 2005 with the episode "Rose", the show gave new life to a classic and brought it to a new generation of views.

To celebrate this anniversary, YouTuber John Smith has created a stunning video that shares some of the most memorable moments of the show over the last decade. The video is beyond perfect and will certainly remind fans why they love this show. Well done, John Smith. This is simply beautiful.
Be sure to have tissues handy. You may need them.

Source: YouTube - John Smith

Find out why Batman and Superman begin fighting in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

It should come as no surprise that in a film titled "Batman v Superman" that the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel would be squaring off against each other. The secret however has been why are they fighting each other.

We already know that this film will be inspired by the iconic Frank Miller comic story "The Dark Knight Returns". In this story, Superman is sent by the President of the U.S.A. to go take Batman down. However, there seems to be a small twist in the film.

*Spoilers below* 

"In Batman v Superman Superman is no lackey of the government; if anything many of the world's governments distrust the guy. But it is Superman who goes to Gotham and starts the confrontation... at the behest of Lex Luthor. And unlike The Dark Knight Returns, Superman comes out swinging, pulverizing the Batmobile with one punch. Why would Superman do Lex Luthor's bidding? What is Lex hoping to accomplish? That would be spoiling. But know that when the fight is over, Batman will be able to point to Superman and say, "He started it!""
It is interesting that Superman would head to Gotham on the direction of Lex Luthor. Is Superman working with Lex or did he just convince Superman that Batman is a threat somehow? What are you thoughts on this news? Does this excite you more to see the film?

Batman v Superman will be in theaters on March 25, 2016.

Source: Badass Digest

Sony acquires the rights to Robotech and announces plans for a film franchise!

If you were a cartoon lover in the 1980s then you may remember the popular show Robotech. It started out in Japan in 1982 but then was adapted in the United States in 1985.

Sony has just acquired the film rights to Robotech and are already announcing that they are preparing to build it into a live action franchise. The show focused on Earth developing giant robotic mech suits from a crashed alien ship found in the South Pacific. With this new technology, Earth fought off extraterrestrial invasions.

Speaking on behalf of Sony Michael De Luca stated;
"“Robotech is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human characters that seem drawn from life. That’s why we are so excited to be working with Mark and Gianni as we move forward on this project. With a history that offers an epic love triangle, a renegade hero, and a world on the brink of extinction, Robotech offers a wide scope and a rich and impressive universe where the story possibilities are endless.”"
Producer Gianni Nunnari also commented;
"“When the rights to Robotech became available we jumped; Mark and I knew it had what big movies in today's world must have if they want to grab everyone: insane visuals AND powerful themes. The characters in Robotech wrestle with both the destructive and redemptive powers of technology; nothing is more relevant today than that.""
A live action Robotech franchise could be extremely cool if done properly. This could also dig Sony out of the hole they have been in with their last few big franchises. Did you watch Robotech when it aired in the 80's? Are you excited to see it being adapted into a film franchise?

*A big thank you goes out to my friend Dean for finding this story for me and bringing it to my attention!

Source: IGN