Friday, September 19, 2014

Shazam gets 3 DC Nation short films; Courage, Stamina, and Wisdom! [video]

DC Nation has put out three marvelous new animated shorts featuring the hero Shazam! The three shorts are each named after a power of Shazam, courage, stamina, and wisdom, and I would bet that fans could expect his three other powers to be turned into shorts as well; power, speed, and strength. These shorts are a lot of fun and light hearted and every DC fan out there will enjoy them.

Source: YouTube - DC Entertainment

Game of Thrones - 1960's / Saul Bass style theme song and title sequence! [video]

Musical covers of TV theme songs will never get old for me. There are just so many variations that could be done! Take this new cover for the hit HBO show Game of Thrones for example. This 1960's / Saul Bass influenced theme and title sequence are amazing!
"Since I love Saul Bass, the 60's and HBO's Game of Thrones, I made an alternative title sequence. Here is the result. Enjoy!"
Enjoy and remember ... Winter is coming.

Source: YouTube - Milan R. Vuckovic

The team is back in the new poster for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Marvel has just released a new poster for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 that sets a more serious tone. I like how the team is an actual part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo here and I really love that the whole team is present but Agent Ward is facing the opposite direction than the rest of the team. It'll be interesting to see where his character goes in this new season.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC!
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Vic Mignogna continues the original Star Trek series in his new web series "Star Trek Continues"! [video]

The original Star Trek series started a franchise that has been continually building its fan base since 1966. The original series started with a narrated oath from Captain Kirk which said,
"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before." 

Sadly, the original show only last for three seasons and therefore never fully got to explore it's five year mission. This is where voice actor, and Star Trek superfan, Vic Mignogna comes in. Vic Mignogna is best known for his voice acting work on Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach, Naruto, and many other anime shows and films but he has been a life long fan of the Star Trek franchise. He has brought the original series back with a new web series titled "Star Trek Continues" that will look to explore and finish those last two unknown years from the original series.
"Intended to pick up where the original show left off, the web series “Star Trek Continues” has brought about a wave of nostalgic appreciation for the classic sci-fi show. After a successful Kickstarter campaign and now, with two full webisodes under its belt, the show, by producer/director/super fan/star Vic Mignogna, is ushering in brand-new voyages of the starship Enterprise."
This is something that I think fans of the Star Trek franchise will definitely love. The details on the sets are simply incredible and you can really see from the behind-the-scenes video below that Vic Mignogna has a passion for the show that he will carry into this web series. Watch the video below to see what "Star Trek Continues" is all about. Enjoy!

A big thank you to my friend Krista for finding this video and sharing it with me!

Source: YouTube - WIRED

Watch a Sonic the Hedgehog cosplayer race a train in Dublin, Ireland. [video]

Sonic the Hedgehog is known as being one thing, fast! But can he outrun an Irish train? More specifically can a cosplayer dressed up as Sonic outrun an Irish train? This great video from filmmaker Emlyn Lewis as a cosplayer race a train through the streets of Dublin to find out who is faster. This would be an incredible thing to see on your daily commute and you have to admire the spirit of the cosplayer for taking up the challenge. Watch the video below to find out who wins!

Source: Vimeo - Emlyn Lewis

Amazing Mortal Kombat live action fight sequence between Scorpion and Noob Saibot! [video]

Although this video is about a year old it seems to be making the rounds again and it is definitely worth your time. Check out this amazing live action fight sequence between Scorpion and Noob Saibot from Mortal Kombat. Directed by Michael Dahlquist, this video is everything that a Mortal Kombat fan could want from a live action fight sequence. It even has some terrific references to the games. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - Mike Diva

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. releases the first 2 minutes of season 2 showing off Lucy Lawless' character! [video]

Marvel and ABC have released the first 2 minutes of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 premiere and fans get a lot from just 2 minutes! Not only will they see our team of agents undercover but you'll also get to see Lucy Lawless as Agent Isabelle Hartley and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter. Lucy seems to fit in with the show perfectly but then again this is just a 2 minute clip. Let's hope that it stays as smooth.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC!

Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

Thursday, September 18, 2014

RBS' Cosplay Closet - Comic Con Montreal 2014! [video]

Check out this fantastic cosplay video from Le Orange Group, a marketing agency based out of Montreal, Canada, from Comic Con Montreal 2014. This is a fun video that shows off some of Montreal's best cosplays. I always love seeing what people can create and Montreal did not disappoint. Great job, everyone!

Source: YouTube - Le Groupe Orange

The Deadpool film is officially happening! Fox announces release date!

Rumors for the Deadpool film have been in abundance for quite some time but it seems that Fox has decided to put all those rumors to rest.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Deadpool film is officially happening! Fox officially announced today that the film Deadpool will hit theaters on February 12, 2016! Director Tim Miller is set to direct the film and although nothing is on paper for actor Ryan Reynolds just yet it seems like it's only a matter of time before he signs on.

A few weeks ago test footage leaked for the film that sparked a hugely positive fan reaction. Ryan Reynolds wore a motion capture suit for the test footage and was pleasantly surprised at how positive fans took to it. In an interview he stated,
"The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, 'Oh, so we weren't crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.' It's interesting to see the power of the Internet. It's awe-inspiring, actually," the actor told the Niagara Falls Review. "And it's neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way."
Now that a date has been set it looks like Fox has faith in the film and it is actually going to happen. Are you excited to see the merc with a mouth, aka Deadpool, hit the big screen?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Dan Aykroyd discusses how the Ghostbusters films may be expanded to a much larger Ghostbusters universe!

There have been a lot of rumors circulating recently about the pending Ghostbusters 3 film but now it seems that things may be getting even bigger than we thought.

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd spoke about some ideas that have been bouncing around at Sony. According to the actor Sony is possibly looking to much more than just a sequel to the 1980's classic film. While discussing these plans, Aykroyd compared them to the Marvel Universe and the scope of how those films are being run. This is apparently where Sony wants to take the Ghostbusters brand.
"It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I'm thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony?" he said. "What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?" 
He added that the focus must be "not just another movie or another TV show, but what’s the totality of it? The whole mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives. Ghostbusters at nine years old, Ghostbusters in high school." 
Using the Ghostbusters car Ecto as an analogy, Aykroyd said that the entire concept was now sitting in the garage without paint, wheels, a motor or a transmission. "It’s up on blocks, it needs new electronics, new everything," he said. "That’s what we have to do. The whole vehicle of Ghostbusters has to be rebuilt. That’s the ambitious thinking that’s going on now. Taking on the model of Marvel where we take all of the elements that are in this movie and we put them out there as different ideas."
If Sony is truly looking to expand the Ghostbusters universe to the size of Marvel or Star Wars then that is a very ambitious goal. Especially when you stop to think how long it has taken them to get to a third film. Then again, maybe this is the best time to re-brand the franchise? I just wouldn't want to see them over saturate the franchise and have it flop. As a lifelong fan I would ask them to be very careful when approaching this goal and to take their time to do it right.

Would you want to see the Ghostbusters franchise expand to be something comparable to Marvel or Star Wars?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Matt Smith is signed on to star in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

Matt Smith is currently best known for his role as the Doctor on Doctor Who but fans will soon be getting to see him on the big screen in an adaptation of a wildly popular book.

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the actor has been cast in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies that was written by Seth Grahame-Smith. This book was an expanded version of the classic tale from Jane Austin Pride and Prejudice.

The film will center around the character of Liz Bennett as she searches for love during an outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the dead into killers. She ignores her family's pressure to marry into wealth and decides to help fight off the zombie plague. "Smith will play Mr. Collins, a parson who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett."

Fans will get to see Matt Smith twice on the big screen along with the new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as he is also staring in Terminator: Genisys and Lost River (also starring Ryan Gosling).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Get your first close up look at Star Wars: Episode VII's Millennium Falcon with a special cameo from the Batmobile! [video]

J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder have been going back and forth for some time now with a hilarious Twitter battle that has created a great Star Wars / DC Universe crossover. They have been posting very funny pictures of characters from their prospective franchises with characters from the other and fans have been loving it! The last post between the two was from Zack Snyder showing a Stormtrooper getting arrested by the Gotham Police for stealing the new Batmobile. Now we have a new post from J.J. Abrams that not only creates another great crossover but gives fans their first official look at the Millennium Falcon.

I wonder how Zack Snyder will respond to this video.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New photos are released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1!

Some new photographs were released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and they offer fans a glimpse into the explosive world of Panem. The photos feature Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Natalie Dormer who will be playing Katniss Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne, and Cressida respectively. The the book Mockingjay Cressida is a resident of the Capital who has defected and joined the rebellion. She was also the one who filmed the propaganda films for Katniss. She may be getting a larger role in the film as in these photos we see her holding a nice sized gun. These photos are getting me excited to see this film. How excited are you?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 explodes into theaters on November 22, 2014.

To see all seven photos look inside the full article! Enjoy!