Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Game of Thrones parody song "Blank Page" parodies Taylor Swift with this amazing video!

Wesertos has just crossed realms with Taylor Swift in Nerdist's newest parody video and it is hilarious! This all new parody video is titled "Blank Page" and centers on author George R.R. Martin singing about creating the fan favorite character Daenerys Targaryen and the possibility that any character can die at any time in his books, including her. The video looks amazing and the lyrics had me laughing pretty hard. Also, the castle they used is gorgeous!
"The brutal but humorous song was penned by Freddy Scott, and the video was directed by Andrew Bowser and Ben Mekler. “Blank Page” stars: Nick Mundy as George R.R. Martin, Emily Rudd as Daenerys Targaryen, and Brandon Hillcock as Jon Snow."

Watch the video below and let me know what you think.

Source: Nerdist

Take a look at Ahsoka Tano's new lightsabers in Star Wars Rebels!

*Spoilers for the season final of Star Wars Rebels.

The season finale of Star Wars Rebels saw the return of a fan favorite character that made everyone cheer out in excitement. Throughout Season 1 of the show Hera was in contact with a mysterious contact known as Fulcrum. Fulcrom handed missions to Hera which she carried out with the crew of her ship, the Ghost. Int he finale, we finally learned the identity of Fulcrum and it turned out to be Ahsoka Tano! Ahsoka was last seen leaving the Jedi order in the hit show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Unfortunately, because of the show's cancellation, fans never learned where Ahsoka wound up. When we last saw Ahsoka she was about 16 years old. Now she is a full grown adult (about her early 30s) and a leader in the rebellion.

While talking to USA Today, Executive Producer Dave Filoni stated,
"She's a person who has a lot of her own trials that she still needs to get through," says Filoni, who sees Ahsoka in Rebels the same way he saw Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan Kenobi when he was a kid watching Star Wars. 
"Obi-Wan spoke about these Clone Wars and these things that had gone by, and she can be that in an active way for Ezra and Kanan."
When Ahsoka left the Jedi Temple she had to turn in her lightsabers. Obviously this wouldn't stop Ahsoka from creating her own and that is just what she has done. She now wields two sabers that are white, one with a long blade and another with a short one. It'll be fun to see how she uses this in her fighting technique. Speaking about her lightsabers, Filoni said,
"And her lightsabers are completely new as well. There'll be a great moment where she actually turns those things on for the first time in Season 2 and you'll see that her blades are basically white because she's not a Jedi and she's not evil to kind of reflect her non-affiliation."
Below you can see an image of Ahsoka Tano grown up wielding her new lightsabers. I really like the look of them and can't wait to see what her character brings to Star Wars Rebels. Are you excited that Ahsoka is back?
*Open image in a new window for the largest view.

Source: USA Today

Possible first look at Battle Cat from the upcoming live action Masters of the Universe film!

This has come out of nowhere! A Masters of the Universe remake film has been slowly in the works for a while but hasn't seemed to get any traction lately. However, Senior VP of Production at Columbia Pictures, DeVon Franklin, may have just shown fans their first look at the film!

The really cool part about this is that he didn't show a set photo or a photo of He-Man. When asked about the progress of the film on Twitter Franklin replied, "Will know more soon. New chairman at sony, gotta get in sync with the studio. As soon as I know I'll report back." He then replied again with a photo of Battle Cat looking extremely badass! Franklin has not confirmed if this image is an actual photo from the film, a piece of concept art, or even a piece of fan art but it's clear that he definitely wants to get this film made. All the same, Batttle Cat looks amazing in this photo and I am hoping that it is real!

What do you think of the design for Battle Cat in this photo? Are you excited for a Masters of the Universe remake?

Source: Twitter - DeVon Franklin

Nintendo releases a new Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer!

Nintendo has released an all new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the New Nintendo 3DS and it gives fans a look at the story of the game as well as some great gameplay.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be released for the New Nintendo 3DS on April 10, 2015 in North America and April 2, 2015 in Europe.

Source: YouTube - Nintendo

New Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer unleashes the war with Ultron and our first look at Vision!

Wow! Marvel has released trailer #3 for Avengers: Age of Ultron and it may be the best one to date! Fans will definitely be shouting with exciting by the end of this trailer. There are several different moments in this trailer that showcase the entire team together in a truly badass shot but it will be the closing moment that will make your jaw drop!

The moment at 1:08 where the entire Avengers team is jumping into battle (against human soldiers it seems) and at 1:21 where the team is standing across from Ultron, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver were truly fantastic. But seeing Vision at the end was by far the best part. We finally saw him! He has awesome robotic eyes too.

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

Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

Powerful Doctor Who fan film, "Doctor Who - Seasons of War", delivers a deep message about the War Doctor!

I came across this Doctor Who fan film created by YouTuber "A Crow Trod"  (and directed by Andy Robinson) and was incredibly impressed. It is titled "Doctor Who - Seasons of War" and focuses on John Hurt's War Doctor.

It is unique in that the it is narrated by an observer watching the War Doctor and it never fully reveals the War Doctor and his face. I thought that was a bold choice but it worked out wonderfully here. The ending, as well as the overall message, is incredibly powerful and I know that Doctor Who fans will definitely love this video.
"'Seasons of War' is an unofficial short film, which features the character of the War Doctor from the BBC TV series, and has been created to help promote an anthology of specially-commissioned stories about him - all in aid of the UK charity, Caudwell Children."

Source: YouTube - A Crow Trod

What would a Wes Anderson directed X-Men film look like?

Patrick H. Willems has created a funny parody trailer that takes a look at what an X-Men film would be like if Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums) directed it. The result will surely have fans laughing as Willems did a great job bringing the Wes Anderson feel to this franhise. Enjoy!

Source: Laughing Squid

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Behind the scenes video shows off the weapons of Game of Thrones season 5 and a first look at "the Sand Snakes"!

Game of Thrones has released a great behind the scenes video that has weapons master Tommy Dunne talking about how he created the Dornish weaponry that will be featured in the show's fifth season.

This video is the first in a series of behind the scenes videos that will be released for Season 5 and is titled "Game of Thrones Seaso 5: Artisan Piece #1: The Weapons of Dorne". The weapons look extremely badass and perfectly crafted and the amazing part about this video is that it gives fans a first look at actresses Jessica Henwick, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as the daughters of Prince Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper, who are called "the Sand Snakes".

Source: YouTube - GameofThrones

Sarah Michelle Gellar joins the voice cast of Star Wars Rebels for Season 2!

The season finale of Star Wars Rebels aired last night on Disney XD and it was amazing! (For great behind the scenes interviews from the cast and crew on the episode watch here.)

Now, just hours later, a new casting has been announced for Season 2! Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be joining the voice cast along side her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. who voices Kanan Jarrus on the show.

At the moment, Gellar's role on the show is being kept a secret but Executive Producer and fans alike have expressed their excitement at her addition to Season 2.
"Executive producer Dave Filoni said, “We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two. She is a true ‘Star Wars Rebels’ fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions.”"
Who do you think Sarah Michelle Gellar will be voicing in the show? We know it's a reoccurring role so will it be a returning character from the franchise or someone new?

*A big thank you goes out to my girlfriend, Jackie, for letting me know about this great news!


Five important Easter eggs tying Agent Carter to Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A new video has been released by YouTuber "Mr Sunday Movies" and this time he breaks down the five most important Avengers: Age of Ultron / Marvel Easter eggs found in the recent hit show Agent Carter. Yes, there are A LOT more than five but he focuses on the five most important.

Fans may have caught these upon watching the show but it is still cool to see him dissect them further.
"Agent Carter is packed with Easter Eggs and references to Age Of Ultron and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general. Here are what may be the best ones. Spoilers from Agent Carter and Age Of Ultron."
Watch the video below and let me know if you caught these five Easter eggs and if you think one was left out that is important enough to be listed among "the most important".

Source: YouTube - Mr Sunday Movies

Rebels Recon #14 takes you behind the scenes of the Star Wars Rebels Season 1 finale "Fire Across the Galaxy".

Let's head behind-the-scenes of the hit Disney show Star Wars Rebels and find out some great inside information concerning the Season 1 finale "Fire Across the Galaxy".
"In "Fire Across the Galaxy,” the Lothal rebels make a desperate attempt to rescue Kanan from the Empire. They succeed, and Kanan faces the Inquisitor one last time. Ultimately, new allies -- including Ahsoka Tano -- emerge. But so do new enemies… 
And the biggest new enemy of the Ghost crew is an iconic Sith Lord: Darth Vader. How do you translate his real-world gravitas to animation, asks Lucasfilm’s Andi Gutierrez? “You don’t mess with it too much,” says concept artist Kilian Plunkett. 
“We try to constantly frame from below,” adds executive producer Dave Filoni. “The only person who would look down on him is the Emperor.” Vader’s former Padawan also returns in this episode -- a major moment for the series. 
“I got a call from Dave Filoni,” says voice actress Ashley Eckstein. “It was beyond exciting, to say the least. And then to find out that she was a rebel leader was so cool.” The Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo confirms that Fulcrum was Ahsoka from the beginning, and Filoni notes that her new design is meant to look like “ancient Jedi armor.” When she ignites her lightsabers – white-bladed! -- for the first time in Season Two, it promises to be a “great moment.” 
For this week's fan question, TheNerfHerder asks is stormtrooper armor is air tight, and JacobLockett wonders if Tarkin should be overseeing the Death Star’s construction… Have a question you want answered? Tweet your questions to @starwars with #RebelsRecon, and we'll pick one to answer online! 
Finally, in a special feature, the Rebels cast and crew discuss their favorite moments from Season One, from Kanan’s reveal to an ol’ smoothie appearing. And what is everyone looking forward to in Season Two…? 
“Season Two starts,” says Freddie Prinze, Jr., “literally right where you want it to. And it’s just perfect.” Get a sneak peek with never-before-seen concept art, unveiled exclusively in this episode of Rebels Recon!"


Source: YouTube - Star Wars

Jean-Claude Van Damme defends Equestria from Queen Chrysalis in this hilarious My Little Pony video!

Well this is something I didn't expect to come across when I woke up this morning. This hilarious video, from YouTuber TechPony, has action star Jean-Claude Van Damme visiting Equestria in the hit cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic to help defend it along side the ponies from the evil Queen Chrysalis. I absolutely cracked up watching this. It is amazing and My Little Pony fans out there will love it too. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - TechPony

LEGO video recreates the clock tower scene from Back to the Future!

If you are a fan of Back to the Future and LEGO toys then this is the video for you! "Macro Lego Universe" has created a fantastic LEGO video that recreates the iconic clock tower scene from Back to the Future. The video is extremely well created and has audio clips from the actual film to give it a more authentic feel. Check out the scene below and enjoy!

Source: YouTube - Macro League Universe