Stephen King’s beloved The Dark Tower series is set to hit this summer and I can say fans and moviegoers are in for a treat, The Dark Tower was eight book series that follow the tale of a Gunslinger (Roland Deschain) and his quest to reach the Dark Tower, what makes this story so interesting is that Stephen King incorporates a lot of this tell throughout many of his novels through one specific character and that’s The Man in Black.
Whether it be minor or major The Man in Black has been a part of Stephen Kings book universe, if you follow Stephen king’s novels you’ll always get hints of a mysterious figure behind most of the evil in has universe, in fact fans got taste of The Man in Black in two moves, The Stand, and Storm of the Century while its up for debate whether or not he’s the main antagonist in the storm of the century, you can’t deny the similarities and King himself never deny such, to avoid revealing too much I’ll leave at that and recommend you go and read the books yourself trust me you will enjoy it.
It’s been a long time coming for the series, fans can now see a film interpretation of Stephen King’s most classic novels. Filming started April 2016 in South Africa and New York, Weed Road Pictures will be the production company behind the film, Idris Elba will play Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick aka The Man in Black, no true synopsis has been release as of yet but with a July 28, 2017 release date you can expect synopsis and a trailer to drop in the upcoming months.
That licensing shuffle never ends does it? Today Marvel has locked in a deal with Square Enix for a multi-year license that allows for multiple properties from the Marvel universe. Of course this isn’t without guidance and goals, the first of the projects will center around The Avengers and the sequels will build from there, thankfully there’s hope in the project not being a movie tie-in product as their brief reads.
The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.
With Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal involved there’s promise for a product that turns out rewarding to fans looking to experience something new from a Marvel gaming product. Both teams have produced some large hits for Square Enix over the years so the combined talents should deliver something interesting if everything comes together just right.
Let’s hope that Square Enix and Marvel can stick to the idea of providing a unique universe for players to experience Marvel storylines in though, having these teams devote all their energy into an Infinity War game designed to accompany the movie wouldn’t be the best use of that talent pool. I only say this with comments like this also thrown into that brief
The Avengers project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film.
We’ll have to wait and see if a new unique universe awaits, or a movie tie-in or Kingdom Hearts 3 – Ultron Rising. If they keep the titles as a subtle wink and nod as some of their current tv / streaming franchises do that would be nice but everyone will just have to hold tight for now.
Today not only did we see the Official Power Rangers trailer but we also got another Logan (Old Man Logan) trailer also released from 20th Century. We final get a peek at Logan’s X-23 played by Dafne Keen, if you’re not familiar with the X-Men franchise and the character X-23, she is a female clone of Logan aka Wolverine created by writer Craig Kyle for the X-Men Evolution animated series and much like DC’s Jon Stewart (Green Lantern) she became widely popular and was eventually put into cannon Comics. Like Wolverine she was trained as an assassin for an organization called the Facility. Eventually she ends up crossing paths with the X-Men who take her in and train her.
The trailer reveals a lot of what I just mention along with a glimpse of movies baddies.
With the Super bowl coming pretty soon big studios usually like to drop their latest movie trailers around this time and today 20th Century Fox has reveal its second Power Rangers trailer. Ever since the 1st trailer fans have been wondering what the suits and Zords would look like, thankfully all those concerns were answered in this new trailer. Fans get a brief action sequence and a more in depth look of Rita Repulsa and a glimpse of Zordon and Alpha.
Power Rangers will drop March 24, 2017, check out the latest trail if you haven’t already
The hype behind Marvels Dr.Strange has gain tremendously since its Comic –Con 2016 panel, with a couple of trailer releases fans have been raving about it no stop and rightfully so, Marvel has been knocking it out the park with their movies for the last couple years, and with the looks of it that’ll continue until the studio choose not to make and more. Dr. Strange brings something different to the Marvel Cinematic universe, and that’s magic. Marvel studios has recently drop a sneak peek of behind the scenes of Dr.Strange it’s only about a 1:03 long it gives fans a quick synopsis of its main villains and others before its November 4 release!
Finally the your family neighborhood Spider-Man has appeared and it looks as if he’s team Iron Man. Since Marvel announced Spider-Man’s debut in the cinematic universe fans have been eager to see this rendition of a fan favorite.
Civil War hits theaters May 6, its sure to be another hit from Marvel!
2 days removed from Super Bowl Sunday, we got to see a collection of hit and miss super bowl commercials, but let’s be real here, we all wanted to see the Batman v Superman, X-Men Age of Apocalypse and Captain America: Civil War trailers, and that’s exactly what we got.
Age of Apocalypse trailer surprised us with some new shots, the first one of them of Psylocke in action, along with an Angel vs Nightcrawler. From the looks of the trailer Apocalypse and company has started a war against humanity with this statement “Everything they built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we will build a better one!”
“United we Stand! United we fall!” is the theme for the new Captain America: Civil War trailer, we get better look at who’s on Caps side and who’s on Iron Man’s side, again we get a good look of Black Panther, and we see he’s on iron Man’s side, I doubt he’s with the registration act, probably after Winter Solider. This movie is setting up to be a blockbuster, and one I personally can’t wait to see.
Last but not lease is the Batman V Superman trailers or should I say ads, instead of dropping a trailer the gaves a series of Turisk Airline Ads that feature Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) both pitch the wonders of their respective cities in a double promotion commercial for Turkish Airlines and Batman v Superman, is what the fans wanted? No but its creative we to market the movie. Fans shouldn’t have really expected much since the movie’s release date is right around the corner.
The question is What Movie got you excited? was it’s Batman V Superman Vacation ad like trailers , or was it Captain America’s Civil War’s action pack trailer.
Magnetic Press is in full force this week helping push news on the release of the Adventures of Basil and Moebius graphic novel. Instead of just ads or trailers or promo material though, they launched a short film titled No Rest for the Wicked. The film is a quick shot introducing the characters and a bit of how they get down to business. Ray Park, Malcom McDowell and even Zachary Levi join up for the central characters in this brawl and heist storyline.
For those new to the series as I am, it’s a rougher introduction, we don’t get much story on Basil or Moebius coming in, the movie with time constraint focuses on the here and now and slowly sprinkles in bits of those details at the end which do help tidy things up. That said, even with the budget and time limitations they do tell a fun story through action and script of course. Gestures and mannerisms of each character start to emerge which set these two apart and help tell why they’re in this high security flat to begin with.
Is there more to carry out? There always that chance in any media, with the introductions made it’s unlikely to have that cold start in the next installment when it comes along, as the story progressed the stiffer lines and gestures took a step back to let the actors really start feeling in their own zone. Other than that, some plot closures would be nice versus just letting it seem like things just fell into place because they had to.
Personally I do enjoy buddy style movies, Basil and Moebius are that mix of rough behavior and grace that create entertaining conflict and development, a brawler with a smooth talking thief who always has an eye on the prize. I haven’t reviewed the graphic novel yet but I can feel that it would feed the character and story needs I have from sitting through No Rest for the Wicked. When I’m able to complete that I’ll pass along my verdict in a dedicated feature.
For those who want to check out the film on their site give it a go with this link, or you can just check it out below.
The Fast and Furious has always featured some outrageous cars for the budget and time of each movie, from super high power Supra’s, R34’s and more to the W Motors Lykan Hypersport, a monster of a car using a turbocharged Flat-6 pushing 240mph. What’s even crazier is the movie is playing with a car that only has 6 other co-models in the world.
The actors reflect on using the car in the movie and the fun they had shooting with such a rare machine in the franchise. It’s worth a look and my goodness it looks absolutely stunning from just the clips they’re teasing.
Furious 7 hits theaters April 3rd, while you wait though check out the short gallery below for more images from this announcement.
Ever wonder what the world would have looked like if Sara Connor was prepared for the oncoming War? In the upcoming Terminator Genisys Kyle Reese who’s played by actor Jai Courtney is sent back in time to save Sarah Connor unlike the original movie where Sarah mostly was sacred and running for her life, this time around she’s fully aware and capable of taking care of herself.
On the verge of winning the war against Skynet, Connor sends his trusted lieutenant Kyle Reese back through time to save his mother Sarah Connor’s life and ensure his own existence. However, what Kyle finds on the other side is like nothing he ever expected.
After being orphaned at age 9 by a Terminator, Sarah Connor has since been brought up by another Terminator Model 101 programmed to protect her. This Terminator has then trained her to face her destiny, which she adamantly tries to reject.
Terminator Genisys has been slated to hit theaters July 1, 2015 by Paramount Pictures and will cast Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke.