Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mazinger Z: Infinity title and trailer revealed

Bringing back the granddaddy of all Japanese Super Robots in a new CGI Anime film, Toei Animation has released the very first official trailer for "Mazinger Z: Infinity" - which honors Mazinger Z's 45th Anniversary and will be released early next year in Japanese theaters. The Chogokin super robot created by Go Nagai has gone through several adventures and iterations since his debut in October 1972, but now he'll be coming back in a new movie headed to cinemas on the land of the rising sun!

Via CrunchyRoll, here's a look at that AWESOME NEW TRAILER. MAZIN GO~!!!

Mazinger Z: Infinity Trailer

Mazinger Z: Infinity will be released on January 13th, 2018.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy 30th Anniversary, Street Fighter!

It's been a long time since we celebrated and shouted "HADOUKEN!", "SHORYUKEN!", or "SONIC BOOM!" with feeling, but August 30th is a good time to do so this year as it marks the 30TH ANNIVERSARY of "Street Fighter"!

Released on this day three decades ago, the original Street Fighter was not as popular as its 1991 sequel - with only two playable characters in Ryu and Ken and fighting different CPU controlled opponents until they reach the final boss in Sagat. This game would set many of the conventions and standards that would follow in later sequels and spin-offs, and by the time Street Fighter II arrived - the rest was HISTORY.

by @Real_VcE

With so much happening and celebrations going on worldwide, Street Fighter has certainly evolved into a BIG FRANCHISE that while struggling with its own share of hits and misses - is undeniably THE most recognizable fighting game franchise of all time!

For a slight Throwback, here is the "I Am Street Fighter" documentary released five years ago to honor the 25th Anniversary of the series.

I Am Street Fighter


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Marvel's Inhumans: Lockjaw poster and "War for their World" preview released

Set to premiere in IMAX theaters with a special two hour special screening of the first two episodes of the new ABC series, Marvel Studios has released new promotional materials for the upcoming "Inhumans" series - set in the same "Marvel Cinematic Universe" occupied by the films and Netflix shows and now bringing the Inhuman Royal Family to live action formats in the big and small screen.

To promote things, a new poster of Lockjaw has been released showing the super powered family dog looking adorable. Also released is a new one minute preview looking at the "War for their World".

Marvel's Inhumans - War For Their World

Marvel's Inhumans debuts in select IMAX theaters on September 1st before arriving on ABC on September 29 for its series run.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Street Fighter V: Menat reveal trailer released

Arriving just in time for Street Fighter's 30th Anniversary, Capcom has revealed the next character to arrive in "Street Fighter V" - and her name is "Menat" - a fortune teller girl who is the student of one of Street Fighter veteran fighters.

Check her out in action in the reveal trailer below.

SFV: Menat Reveal Trailer

Menat will be available in Street Fighter V for PS4 and PC.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok: New promo released by Marvel Studios

Hitting theaters in a few months and bringing the God of Thunder back into the big screen along with his mischievous brother and fellow raging Avenger, Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise his role as Thor in the third film called "Thor: Ragnarok" - which introduces Cate Blanchett as Hela and Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, and brings Tom Hiddelston as Loki and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/ The Hulk!

Check out the new promo courtesy of Marvel Studios' Twitter page!

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters this fall!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight preview released

Set to be released sometime next year, Warner Bros. and the folks from DC Entertainment have released a "First Look" at the next Batman animated film coming out soon - an adaptation of the Elseworlds storyline "Batman: Gotham by Gaslight".

Batman Gotham by Gaslight Sneak Peek

Written by Brian Augustyn and illustrated by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Gotham by Gaslight is set in an alternate reality Victorian Era Gotham City, where Bruce Wayne/ Batman faces Jack The Ripper.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Matt Reeves tweets that "The Batman" IS a part of the DCEU

Looks like an earlier report of Matt Reeves' statements were taken in the wrong context, as the "War for the Planet of the Apes" director has officially put the word out via his own Twitter page that the solo Batman film titled "The Batman" is STILL part of the DC Extended Universe!

There's the official word from the director, who continued (and as noted by Superherohype):

 “Just to be clear: Of COURSE Batman will be part of the D.C. Universe. Batman will be BATMAN… In my comments from a while back about not being part of the DCEU, I was talking about The Batman being a story specifically about Batman not about the others in the Universe. That it wouldn’t be filled with cameos servicing other stories — that it would be a BATMAN story."

No release date has been set for "The Batman", which is expected to have Ben Affleck reprise his role as the Caped Crusader.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Report: Matt Reeves says "The Batman" is not part of the DCEU

UPDATE: The report has been clarified by director Matt Reeves himself - "The Batman" is still part of the DCEU.

Looks like a new change may be hitting the course of the upcoming standalone Batman film that will be directed by "War for the Planet of the Apes" Matt Reeves, as the director of the tentatively titled "The Batman" has said during a podcast interview with The Business that the movie "will NOT be connected to the DC Extended Universe" as a report by Comic tells.

"When they approached me, what they said was, 'Look, it’s a standalone. This isn’t part of the Extended Universe,'

If that line by Reeves is to be believed, this contradicts all the work and reports that have led up to what the new standalone Batman movie will be. Ben Affleck is still attached to star as the Caped Crusader in this solo film after his appearance later this year on "Justice League", so how it comes together now is anybody's guess. If the news on the new Joker Origin Story movie that will be helmed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese and is not part of the DCEU is any indication, it wouldn't be farfetched to imagine Warner Bros. may be taking a similar direction for "The Batman" and bringing it to another banner of DC Films.

The Batman has no release date yet.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Gamescom 2017: Shenmue III "First Teaser Trailer" revealed

After a long time since the last update and news on how development was proceeding for one of the most awaited video game sequels of all time, legendary video game developer Yu Suzuki and Playstation presented to the world the very first teaser trailer to "Shenmue III" - the kickstarter crowdfunded sequel to the 1999 Sega Dreamcast classic "Shenmue" and its 2001 follow up "Shenmue II".

The new teaser was released in time for "Gamescom 2017" week this month. While evidently the graphics are still work in progress, this gives fans a taste of how things are coming along as well as a look at protagonist Ryo Hazuki, his new companion Shenhua, and a couple of new characters in the game.
Shenmue III – The 1st Teaser | PS4

Shenmue 3 is expected to be released sometime in latter part 2018 for the PS4 and PC.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Marvel's The Punisher: First photo of Jon Bernthal in his new Punisher outfit released

Set to be released before the year ends and bringing the first spin-off show of the Marvel/ Netflix series, the very first photo of Jon Bernthal wearing the new full costume of his vigilante persona "The Punisher" has surfaced online (like in Comic - giving fans a new look at Frank Castle following his debut in the second season of Daredevil last year. The costume is a tactical inspired look for Punisher - looking well protected and equipped to take on the bad guys as he continues his one man war against crime after going through severe loss and rededicating his efforts to giving the ultimate punishment to crime wherever it may be.

If you haven't seen the official teaser trailer yet, here it is again and it's called "Demolition".

Marvel's The Punisher | Demolition

Marvel's The Punisher will debut on Netflix sometime this 2017.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Game Of Thrones: Season 7 finale episode preview released

If you tuned in to the latest episode of Game Of Thrones this weekend, A LOT went down in terms of the stakes, consequences, and inevitable march towards the "Long Night" battle that the living and the dead will engage in - as Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and the rest of Westeros brace for the coming of the Night King and his army of wights and zombies. Fortunately (or unfortunately for fans who want to see more), the season finale is also next week, meaning it's the last episode of Game Of Thrones we'll be seeing for a while... Until Season 8 comes when it's ready!

Game of Thrones: Season 7 Finale Preview

The Game Of Thrones Season 7 finale will air on August 27 on HBO.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

DC Metal: "Bats Out Of Hell" and "Hawkman Found" announced

DC Metal has begun, and with it a slew of reveals, more questions, and the kind of event set up that leaves a lot of things that Batman, the Justice League, and the rest of the DC Universe have to prepare to deal with as a "Dark Multiverse" prepares to be discovered and evil versions of the Dark Knight come forth to unleash their unholy wrath. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are literally setting up the pace for expansion - and there's plenty of tie-ins for this event that will gradually bleed into the DCU and bring about the many changes DC Rebirth has promised since it started last year.

Speaking of tie-ins, DC Comics has announced two new ones to look forward to - "Bats Out Of Hell" and "Hawkman Found". The former will see the Justice League's related titles and members dealing with the Evil Batmen, while "Hawkman Found" will be a series that finally brings back Carter Hall, aka Hawkman, to the DC Rebirth saga and answer just what the hell is going on with him, the mystery involving his role and "Dark Nights Metal", and so forth.

"Bats Out Of Hell" begins on November while "Hawkman Found" lands on December!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

ICYMI: Marvel's The Punisher teaser trailer released

Hitting Netflix later this year and proving that the character was popular enough in Daredevil Season 2 to warrant his own spinoff series, Jon Bernthal will be back to reprise his role as Frank Castle - the man who has sworn to wage a war against crime and eliminate it as the merciless vigilante known as "The Punisher".

Premiering along with the release of the Marvel Studios and Netflix series "The Defenders", here's the first teaser to the upcoming show:

Marvel's The Punisher

The Punisher is set to premiere in Netflix this Fall.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite: Story Trailer released

With just over a month to go before it gets released and hits consoles worldwide, Marvel and Capcom have released the full "Story Trailer" to their next new installment in the MvC series in "Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite" - which has both sides of the fan favorite franchises battling a new villain in Ultron Sigma as he plans to gather all the Infinity Stones for his own sinister needs, while Jedah leads the villains to create a symbiote beast.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Full Story Trailer

In addition to the story trailer, the game's launch roster has also been revealed as well as the Online and Offline modes, which you can check out via Polygon.

Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite launches starting September 19 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok: Japanese poster and trailer released

Fans looking to get more out of Marvel Studios' next entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the next Thor film are getting it from international shores, as a new Japanese poster and trailer have popped up for "Thor: Ragnarok" which shows all the key players at work - with them lined up in the poster as seen in Birth. Movies. Death and the new trailer opening up with Chris Hemsworth's Thor interacting with Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange!


Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on Fall 2017.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Daniel Craig confirms he'll be back as James Bond for "Bond 25"

Looks like James Bond fans who were wondering about Daniel Craig's tenure as 007 continuing for the next film can breathe easy, as the English actor appeared in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and confirmed that he is returning as the British Secret Service agent in the as of yet untitled "Bond 25" sequel.

Taking to Twitter to share the very good news, here is Craig saying "YES" to Colbert's question of whether or not he's coming back... And shaking hands afterwards!
With Colbert asking if this is the last James Bond he'll be doing, Craig answered "I think this is it". His latest performance as the character was in 2015's "Spectre", which was once again directed by "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes.

The untitled 25th James Bond film is expected to be released on November 2019.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Happy 45th Birthday Ben Affleck, aka Batman!

Today marks a special occasion for Hollywood and Batman fans, as August 15th marks the 45th birthday of Academy Award winning director and actor Ben Affleck - who plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne and Batman in the DC Extended Universe since his debut on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last year.

Announced to play the new version of the Caped Crusader on the DCEU nearly four years ago this month, Affleck's casting was met with criticism and backlash from just about everyone in the comic and movie world - until he debuted in BvS and quickly proved to be one of the main highlights of that film. Accepted and pretty much playing one of the best interpretations of the DC Comics character in the big screen, Affleck would reprise his role as Bruce Wayne and Bats in a cameo role in 2016's Suicide Squad. His next full appearance will be alongside the rest of the Metahuman team he and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman are gathering together in "Justice League".

To commemorate his performance, here's a featurette on Batman/ Bruce Wayne from the BvS special features included on the Blu-Ray and Digital releases.

Happy Birthday Batfleck! Batman will return in "Justice League" this November!

Monday, August 14, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: Dark Nights Metal #1 Spoilers hit the web

Tread the net carefully if you're a reader of DC Comics and DC Rebirth - SPOILERS have already come up for the first issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's upcoming EPIC DC Event series "Dark Nights Metal" - which hits this week and sees Batman dealing with something dark and sinister making its way from another universe with the mystery of the Nth Metal involved and the entire DC Universe caught in the fire so to speak. The creative team that made The New 52 and DC You Batman series is bringing a LOT of game changing elements to the scene as DC Rebirth continues to unfold and bring back a sense of history to the DC Universe - which involves past lives, the Watchmen, and so much more.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Defenders: Final trailer released by Netflix

Set to be released this week and with all eight episodes available for streaming, Marvel and Netflix have unveiled one final trailer to promote their upcoming superhero team-up TV show "The Defenders" - which assembles Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist together for the first time after their individual series and adventures!

The Defenders Final Trailer

The Defenders starts streaming on Netflix on August 18!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Spider-Man spin-off film "Silver and Black" dated for 2019

Looks like Sony Pictures is gearing up their slate of future Spider-Man spinoff films by giving a release date to the Silver Sable and Black Cat centered film titled "Silver and Black" - which has Gina Prince-Bythewood directing and will be released on February 8, 2019.  The report, via Superherohype, sees the film being pushed back from its original intended release date of October 2018, giving a few more extra months to fix things before bringing the movie to theaters.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Adam West's final Batman performance in "Batman vs Two-Face" arrives this October

Set to hit Blu-Ray and Digital this fall, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and IGN (via CBR) have released the first trailer to "Batman vs Two-Face" - the new DC Animation Original Movie that sees the final performance of the late great Adam West as Batman along with Burt Ward as Robin. Playing the role of Harvey Dent/ Two-Face will be none other than Star Trek star William Shatner, who will be the district attorney who becomes a villain and will be the first instance the classic Batman villain gets introduced in the 1960's Batman timeline in an animated movie.

Batman vs. Two-Face - Trailer Debut (2017) Adam West, William Shatner

Batman vs Two-Face will be released on October 17 on Blu-Ray.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

EW premieres new "Fall Movie Preview" covers spotlighting "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Revealed by Entertainment Weekly along with a batch of new preview photos posted in their latest Fall Movie Preview showcase, two new covers spotlighting Daisy Ridley as Rey and Mark Hamill as the elderly Luke Skywalker promote the arrival of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" this Christmas time - the second part of the "New Trilogy" introduced by Walt Disney Pictures when they acquired LucasFilm a few years ago and embarked on a new journey to bring George Lucas' space adventure saga back into the big screen.

While there's a lot of preview pictures out already showing how the returning characters will look in the upcoming new film, these covers show Rey being more skilled and determined with a lightsaber, while Jedi Master Luke looks very broody as his gaze tells a certain story. We'll find out more soon enough when more footage and trailers come just before the movie arrives in time for the holidays.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters this December.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Walking Dead: AMC releases "Favorite Memories" featurette highlighting the past 99 episodes

Hitting 100 episodes in just over two months time, AMC is taking a trip down memory lane by presenting a pretty nostalgic "Favorite Memories" video from the past 99 episodes of "The Walking Dead" - which chronicle the good times, the bad times, and the worst the zombie apocalypse has done to Rick Grimes, his fellow survivors, and the rest of humanity.

THE WALKING DEAD Favorite Memories 100 EPISODES SPECIAL (2017)

The Walking Dead returns on October 22nd with its 100th episode starting off Season 8.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ICYMI: First Look at Josh Brolin as Cable for "Deadpool 2" revealed

Revealed by the star who plays the "Merc with a Mouth" in 20th Century Fox's X-Men Movies universe, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds unveiled in his official Facebook page the first photos of actor Josh Brolin as the time-travelling mutant mercenary Cable - who will co-star with Reynolds in the upcoming sequel that's called "Deadpool 2" and is slated for release next year.

With a description post saying "We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future." and the hashtags "Premium Cable" and "Maximum Asshole" added for good effect, Brolin looks very pumped and menacing to play Nathan Summers - the future son of Scott Summers/ Cyclops and his former wife Madelyn Pryor who became a future warrior and is a founding member of X-Force. Brolin, who also plays Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, signed a four-picture deal to play the character in Fox's X-Men Movies univerese - so things are looking pretty awesome for this fan favorite character's fans in terms of seeing him back for more sequels and spin-offs.

Deadpool 2 will be released in theaters on June 1, 2018.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: "Guardians Inferno" music video released

Released to promote the upcoming digital and home video release of the latest space adventure sequel set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel Studios, director James Gunn, and director David Yaroveski have released the official "Guardians Inferno" music video - featuring sensational singer and actor David Hasselhoff as well as The Sneepers - along with guest appearances by the stars of "Guardians of the Galaxy" - dressed fashionably in 70's style disco wear and dancing to the grove led by The Hoff himself (with a cameo by Stan Lee too!).

"Guardians' Inferno" | Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Included in the official soundtrack of GOTG Vol. 2, Guardians Inferno MV will be included in the upcoming home release of the sequel - which is slated to hit digital on August 8 and arrives in Blu-Ray and DVD on August 22.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

ICYMI: Kevin Conroy reads the ending to "The Dark Knight"

In what will certainly impress fans of the much renowned "Voice of Batman" as well as Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight", Batman: The Animated Series voice actor Kevin Conroy reads out that ending scene to the second film in "The Dark Knight Trilogy".

Via The Nerdist, here's the reading:

Kevin Conroy Voices Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight! (Talkin' Toons w/ Rob Paulsen)

Justwatch and see the master at play. It's a thing to behold and hear Kevin Conroy doing that sad yet epic conclusion to one of the great superhero films ever made.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

EVO 2017's Street Fighter V finals was the most viewed for a Fighting Game event

As one of the most recognizable video game properties on the planet, Street Fighter has always made its mark and presence felt in the Fighting Game Community and its tournaments - but it achieved a milestone at this year's Evolution Championship Series at Las Vegas for earning the distinction of being the "Most Viewed" segment during the EVO 2017 SFV Finals.According the official Capcom Pro Tour website - 5 million viewers tuned in to see the Top 8 players who made the finals duke it out against one another, with the final two being Tokido vs Punk for the grand finals and the Japanese player using Akuma emerging as the victor of that battle!

CPT x EVO Wrap-Up!

Check out this beautiful "CPT x EVO 2017" wrap up video from the folks at Capcom themselves.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within Launch Trailer released

Set to hit consoles and mobile devices next week, Telltale Games has unveiled the official "Launch Trailer" to their upcoming second season of their adaptation of Batman in "Batman: The Enemy Within" - with the first episode called "The Enigma" and seeing The Dark Knight facing a familiar adversary in "The Riddler" as well as other situations that complicate his life as Bruce Wayne.

Batman: The Enemy Within - Launch Trailer |

Batman: The Enemy Within hits PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices starting August 8.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ICYMI: The Walking Dead celebrates "100 Episodes" with poster & cast video

Getting up to 100 episodes is no easy feat, but AMC and their critically acclaimed zombie drama TV Series "The Walking Dead" did just that and are prepping fans up for Episode 100 when Season 8 premieres this fall - with Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors all preparing for "All Out War" against Negan and The Saviours. The official Facebook fan page of the show has uploaded the full artwork - which you can see above.

Also, the cast celebrates the coming of the 100th episode with this awesome video thanking the fans of the show!
The Walking Dead cast welcomes the 100 episode

The Walking Dead returns to AMC starting October 22nd!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Justice League: Promotional poster and materials released online

Just a couple of months away until it hits theaters and brings the big heroes of the DC Universe together in the big screen for the first time, new promotional material has been released for DC Films' team up movie "Justice League" - with a poster showing all the heroes charging forward while the shadowy figure of Steppenwolf can be seen in the background.

Also released are a slew of artworks showing different members and poses, as well as other items that you can check out via Comic

Justice League hits theaters on November 2017.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3 Trailer reveals Lotor and Keith's destiny

Released a few days before the new season hits Netflix, Dreamworks TV has unveiled the official Season 3 Trailer to "Voltron: Legendary Defender" - where Prince Lotor finally stands revealed as the newest antagonist for the Paladins, as well as Keith coming to terms with what to do following the disappearance of their leader Shiro and the vacant position of piloting the Black Lion - which is crucial to form Voltron.


Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3 premieres on Netflix starting August 4.