Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 teaser poster and trailer released

Set to be released in theaters near the end of this year, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the first official teaser poster and trailer for "Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" - the sequel to the 2012 hit animated film "Wreck-It Ralph" and featuring once again John C. Reilly as Wreck-It Ralph and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz!

Check out the teaser trailer below, which was shared along with the teaser poster above via Superherohype:

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Official Teaser Trailer

Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be released in theaters this November.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bloodsport: 30 years later since JCVD and Bolo entered the Kumite

There's not that many martial arts films these days that can compare to the gravitas and nostalgia that many of the past movies of the 70's and 80's have done, and that's due to some good ol' fashion camera work, kick-assery, and the kind of music that would get you hyped and itching for a fight. That pretty much sums up Bloodsport - a martial arts movie that is inspired and based on the claims of martial artist Frank Dux that he participated in the "Kumite"- an illegal martial arts tournament held in Hong Kong. Then rising star Jean-Claude Van Damme was cast as Dux, playing the role of a man who enters the Kumite to honor his shidoshi Senzo Tanaka (played by the late Roy Chiao) and facing several opponents - including "Enter The Dragon" star Bolo Yeung who plays the role of the hulking villain Chong Li.

Bloodsport Official Trailer #1

In addition to a young JCVD playing the hero role, Bloodsport also presented a pretty rounded supporting cast, including Leah Ayers as reporter and love interest Janice Kent, "Revenge of the Nerds" star Donald Gibb as friendly martial artist Randy Jackson, Hong Kong actor Philip Chan as Inspector Chen, and a young Forest Whitaker as Rawlins - one of the government agents sent in to collect Dux after he goes AWOL from his military service.

Van Damme Training In Bloodsport
What makes Bloodsport (released in February 26, 1988 in the US) such a cult classic is not the straightforward and simple story - but the way it captures Van Damme at his finest in the early days of his martial arts movie career. A ton of training montages and fights showcased his ability to split, not to mention looking excruciating and painful to those watching it.
Stan Bush - Fight to survive (Bloodsport) HD
What's also surprising is the soundtrack - Bloodsport had some of the most memorable songs in a martial arts film - thanks in no small part to "The Touch" singer Stan Bush who sang the title theme "Fight to Survive" and "On My Own".

30 years later, Bloodsport is still a MUST SEE classic for anyone who enjoys JCVD, kick assery, and martial arts in general. There are lots of funny scenes and silly quotes to remember too. I'd recommend it just for the nostalgia and to see how films of this caliber back in the day did coming off the influences of renowned Martial Artist legends like Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Jackie Chan. Happy 30th Anniversary to the Kumite!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War: New Promo Art and rumored film runtime revealed

It's just a few weeks away until Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe converge in what will most likely be the biggest Marvel Studios movie ever made so far, as a new promo image and the possible runtime have surfaced online for "Avengers: Infinity War" - the nineteenth film in the MCU and one that finally sees the Mad Titan Thanos make his move in collecting the Infinity Stones for his Infinity Gauntlet. After the first wave of merchandise appeared (which I featured and which hit online news), here comes more news for the biggest gathering of superheroes since Marvel Studios began things with Iron Man 10 years ago.

According to a report by Comic Book Movie (which also featured the promo art above) and Marvel Philippines, SM Cinema has posted the runtime of Avengers: Infinity War - and it's said to run for two hours and thirty minutes (2:30), making it the longest MCU movie to date if that report holds up.

Avengers: Infinity War will open in the Philippines on April 25, and in the US on May 4.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thor: Ragnarok: GOTG's Yondu makes a surprise cameo in Deleted Scene

In what is certainly one of the most surprising cameo bits that just got revealed online and never made it into the final film, Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok" was actually supposed to have an unexpected guest appear in one of the film's more tense moments - and that's Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy himself! Yes the leader of the Ravagers and Star-Lord's adoptive father would have just waltz in and made a scene with Hela and Skurge... And this is how the scene would have played out then and there.

Thor: Ragnarok - Yondu ‘Deleted Scene’

Actually Michael Rooker's appearance was just a "goofing around" bit that was incorporated into the deleted scenes. You can check that out and more when Thor: Ragnarok hits Blu-Ray, Ultra 4K, and DVD this coming March 6!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

ICYMI:My Avengers: Infinity War shirts post featured in Comic

In what is certainly a surprising series of events, I featured via Instagram the first batch of "Avengers: Infinity War" shirts to come out in local department store at my hometown in the Philippines. That was later posted in Reddit, and then shared via Comic, which took a glimpse at the new Thanos standee that shows the Mad Titan wielding his Infinity Gauntlet.

With the film slated to come out in just less than two months, there's plenty to be excited about and prepare for when Earth's Mightiest Heroes and their allies gather to take on the big cosmic baddie looking for the Infinity Stones. Catch Avengers: Infinity War when it hits the Philippines on April 25th and in the US on May 4th!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Black Panther: Hot Toys previews Erik Killmonger 1/6th scale figure

With the movie raking in big numbers in the box office on its second weekend and bringing a different kind of superhero movie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hot Toys has released the first preview images of the upcoming 1/6th scale Erik Killmonger collectible figure from "Black Panther". The villainous archnemesis of T'Challa who is played by "Creed" actor Michael B. Jordan has his own version of the Panther suit to combat his rival for the fate of Wakanda, and he has some accessories too that you can view with the rest of the figure as well as get pre-order details at the official Hot Toys page.

Black Panther is now playing in theaters.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

"Brainiac" first look image and featurette released for Krypton

Premiering next month and showing off the first look of one of the most iconic Superman villains ever, USA Today has released the first image of actor Blake Ritson as Brainiac - who will be appearing the Superman prequel series "Krypton". A featurette was also released, detailing what fans and viewers can expect from the villain in the upcoming new DC TV series.

Krypton "Brainiac" First Look Featurette
Krypton begins airing on SyFy on March 21st.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marvel to have a "Fresh Start" and Line-Wide overhaul this 2018

It's happening again true believers - Marvel is initiating yet another line-wide change in their comic book line that brand new Editor in Chief C.B Cebulski promises as a "new direction" and "fresh start" for the House of Ideas that brings in new creative teams, new series, and more this 2018.

Through a report by Comic Book Resources, the "Fresh Start" Cebulski promotes in a new video released by Marvel brings about the return of familiar faces like the original Wolverine and male Thor to prominence, as well as the rebranding and restructuring of main books like the Avengers, which again goes back to #1 following the "No Surrender" arc.

However, Tom Brevoort also clarified that the Legacy numbering will not be eliminated, instead giving the restarted lines "dual numbering" instead.

Read more on the "Fresh Start" Marvel is taking via an analysis in CBR.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes to digital and home video this March

After making an impact in theaters last Christmas and bringing the second chapter of the "New Trilogy" to fans worldwide, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd. have released the announcement trailer for the upcoming digital and home video releases of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - which features the return of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver reprising their roles as Rey and Kylo Ren respectively, and the final appearance of the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.

In addition to announcing the release dates, the list of special features have also been detailed - including featurettes, commentaries, and deleted scenes, which you can read up at Comic

STAR WARS: The Last Jedi Blu-ray Trailer (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will come out on digital on March 13, and on Blu-Ray and DVD on March 27.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Transformers: Power of the Primes poster reveals Optimus Primal's return

The third chapter of Machinima and Hasbro's "Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy" is about to happen later this year, as both companies (as reported by CBM) have revealed at this year's New York Toy Fair the poster to "Transformers: Power of the Primes" - which shows the return of Optimus Primal - the leader of the Maximals and descendant of Optimus Prime who would feature heavily in "Beast Wars" and "Beast Machines". The character will be voiced by veteran actor Ron Perlman in the webseries, which is expected to premiere on go90 streaming channel in the US this May.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Black Panther: "Chinese New Year" poster promotes film's release in China

Definitely making an impact and giving fans a reason to say "Wakanda Forever!" after all the rave reviews and praise the film has been getting, Marvel Studios is wishing everyone a "Happy Chinese New Year" with the release of this "Black Panther" Chinese New Year commemoration poster - with T'Challa's alter ego right at the center and promoting the film's release on China this March 9! Take a look above as seen in Comic Book

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hasbro and Paramount Pictures will reboot "Transformers" after Bumblebee this year

It's time to say goodbye to the "Bayformers" universe once the "Bumblebee" solo film comes out later this year, as Hasbro and Paramount Pictures have officially made it clear that Michael Bay's "Transformers" film franchise will be done and over - rebooting the franchise with Hasbro overseeing majority of how the films will be done from here on out.

You can read the report via Comic Book Movie - which pretty much explains that the Robots in Disguise will be rebooted alongside G.I.Joe, and getting other Hasbro franchises like Micronauts made into film.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Teen Titans GO! To The Movies poster parodies "Justice League"

Arriving in theaters later this year, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted a new poster for their upcoming animated superhero comedy film "Teen Titans GO! To The Movies" - which features Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire all emulating last year's "You Can't Save The World Alone" poster of "Justice League" with their own parody - "They Can't Save The World At All". Funny.

Teen Titans GO! To The Movies premieres in theaters later this July!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Batman Ninja gets US Trailer and release details

Hitting digital this April and for Blu-Ray/ DVD on May, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (via Superherohype) has revealed the US trailer and release details for "Batman Ninja" - the hotly anticipated anime film thats sees the Dark Knight and his closest allies and reviled villains travelling to feudal Japan and trying to find a way back to their own time before all hell breaks loose.

"Batman Ninja" trailer (English language)

Batman Ninja hits digital on April 3 and on home video on May 8!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ICYMI: New "Ready Player One" features several popculture franchises

If you've seen the trailers and followed the marketing religously, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" is shaping up to be one popculture spectacle - particularly because of the many franchises and icons that will be appearing in the film as easter eggs and avatars - like the Delorean from Back to the Future, The Iron Giant, the RX-78-2 Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam, and with this new poster that debuted on the film's Facebook page - the Swordfish II from Cowboy Bebop!

Definitely a grand poster that makes for a great Valentine's Day treat, and a movie to see and catch when it opens in theaters this March!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

ICYMI: Happy Birthday Blanka! SFVAE gets the beast man on February 20!

Looks like the second DLC character for "Season 3" finally has a release date to his name - and revealed during his fictional birthday week too! Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono and Capcom have officially revealed that Blanka - the electrifying Brazilian beast man - comes to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition next week!

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - Blanka Gameplay Trailer

Happy Birthday Blanka! Play him in SFV AE next week for PS4 and PC starting February 20!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Black Panther: "Wakanda Revealed" featurette explores the kingdom and home of T'Challa

Hitting theaters this week and bringing a very different kind of superhero film into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios has released a "Wakanda Revealed" featurette for "Black Panther" - the film that brings Chadwick Boseman back as T'Challa and sees viewers getting to know more about his kingdom Wakanda and its people firsthand as well as their relationship with the world.

Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Wakanda Revealed Featurette

Black Panther opens in theaters on February 14 in the Philippines.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Black Panther: Hot Toys previews upcoming 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure

As the world prepares for Chadwick Boseman to reprise his role as T'Challa the new king of Wakanda and set forth in his own solo adventure film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this week, Hot Toys has released preview images of their upcoming 1/6th scale "Black Panther" collectible figure - which recreates the stunning looking new costume of the African nation superhero as well as adding interchangeable parts like an alternate head, multiple hands, and other accessories.

You can check out the full display of images via Hot Toys' official Facebook page.

Black Panther opens in theaters in the Philippines on February 14!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Justice League: Superman "Black Suit" deleted scene released

As the film prepares to hit home video pretty soon, a new deleted scene from the upcoming Blu-Ray and gigital release of Warner Bros. and DC Films' "Justice League" has been released online - showing Henry Cavill as a newly resurrected Kal-El/ Clark Kent/ Superman who returns to the Kryptonian scout ship and looks through a hall of costumes - which includes a black version of his iconic Superman suit. That suit was teased by Cavill back in 2016 - giving hopeful fans a glimpse of what would have been an adaptation of "The Return of Superman" where Supes (complete with a mullet) returns to stop the Cyborg Superman wearing a black version of his costume.

You can check out the video below, which was shared and reported by Superherohype.

Superman Black Suit - Justice League (Cut Scene)

Justice League hits digital on February 13 and home video on March 13.

Friday, February 9, 2018

ICYMI: Marvel Studios releases "The First Ten Years" banner and Class Photo video

It's hard to imagine that a decade ago, one of the biggest and most recognizable cinematic universes began with an idea - starting with Robert Downey Jr. assuming the role of billionaire genius and playboy Tony Stark in "Iron Man" and marking the beginning of a superhero movie continuity that would run almost every year thereafter.

That of course is Marvel Studios' "Marvel Cinematic Universe", and this year will mark the 10th anniversary of the film franchise - which is celebrated with the release of a new banner page on the official "Marvel Studios" Facebook page, and of course a video showing the "Class Photo" of every individual and actor who brought to life the likes of the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more!

Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Announcement – Class Photo Video

Catch the rest of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year with "Black Panther", "Avengers: Infinity War", and "Ant-Man and the Wasp"!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Venom: Teaser poster and trailer released

Giving fans a glimpse of what's to come later at the end of the year, Sony Pictures and Marvel have released the first teaser poster and trailer for "Venom" - the movie featuring one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies embodied in the symbiote of the same name and its host Eddie Brock as played by Tom Hardy.

VENOM - Official Teaser Trailer (HD)

Venom, directed by Ruben Fleischer, hits theaters this October.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Deadpool 2: New poster and release date of May 16 announced

Hitting theaters in a few months and bringing back Ryan Reynolds as a certain "Merc with a Mouth" and adding Josh Brolin as his time-travelling nemesis Cable, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have released a brand new poster for "Deadpool 2" - which shows our titular hero showering himself with bullets... Literally.


Deadpool, Meet Cable (Redband) | In PH cinemas May 16

The film also has a release date to its name... Catch it in theaters this May 16th c/o 20th Century Fox PH!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War: "Big Game" TV Spot and New Artwork from German Magazine revealed

It's still a few months away until we finally see one of the pinnacles of "Phase Three" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe realized, but a few trickles of NEW STUFF have already appeared online for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" - the third film featuring Earth's Mightiest Heroes as well as the other heroes and players that have bee introduced since the MCU began. With Thanos making his presence known and seeking the Infinity Stones, it'll take the combined might of Earth's Heroes, as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy, to try and stem the tide against the Mad Titan and his Black Order - which is seen very prominently in this gorgeous artwork cover for the German Magazine Panini Vorschau (via Comic The artwork of course pays homage to George Perez's "Infinity Gauntlet #1" cover - the storyline that inspires the events of this film among other classic Marvel tales.

And in case you missed it, here is the short but sweet "Big Game" TV Spot from this year's Super Bowl!
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War - Big Game Spot

Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters this May!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story: First Full Trailer released

Following the release of the "Big Game" TV Spot for this year's Super Bowl, Disney and Lucasfilm have kept their promise and released the first FULL TRAILER for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" - the second spin-off film to come from the new batch of Star Wars films which is directed by Ron Howard and starring Alden Ehrenreich as the younger Han Solo in this origin story film.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Teaser

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this May.

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Super Bowl LII "Big Game" TV Spot released

With this year's Super Bowl underway and the anticipation building for one specific Star Wars spin-off film coming this year, Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first footage trailer tease for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" - which features the world's first look at Alden Ehrenreich as the younger Han Solo, as well as co-stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, and Solo's trusted partner and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca.

Check out the Big Game TV Spot, with a trailer promised for release TOMORROW.

Solo: A Star Wars Story "Big Game" TV Spot

Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard, hits theaters this May.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Black Panther: Listen to "Pray For Me" by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar

With just a few weeks away until it hits theaters this month, the first song from the official soundtrack of Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" has hit online via Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd, and it's called "Pray For Me" - which you can listen to below. The album will be available on February 9.

The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar - Pray For Me (Audio)

Black Panther will hit theaters on February 14 internationally and February 16 in the US.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Walking Dead: Season 8 Midseason Premiere Trailer released

With a few weeks to go before it resumes its eight season run, AMC has released a brand new trailer promoting the midseason premiere of "The Walking Dead" - which shows Rick Grimes all but lost as Alexandria lies in ruins and his son Carl having a walker bite which is a sure death sentence. Meanwhile Negan wrestles to retain control within the ranks of The Saviors, while the rest of the survivors and players in this war have their own issues and stakes to deal with.

The Walking Dead - Nightmare | official mid-season traile

The Walking Dead resumes Season 8 this February 25th.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed to October

Initially expected to be released within the first or second quarter of this year, Rockstar Games has officially announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will hit Playstation 4 and Xbox One this October instead. The delay was announced on the official Facebook page of the publisher - and was probably done to add more polish time and fixes to the sequel of the 2010 PS3 and Xbox 360 game "Red Dead Redemption". The new game will be a prequel, where players will take control of Arthur Morgan - a member of Dutch's gang (which RDR's John Marston was a member of).

Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Trailer #2

Red Dead Redemption 2 will now his PS4 and Xbox One on October 26.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mission: Impossible - Fallout: First poster and trailer tease released

Preparing another mission for Tom Cruise to take on and reprise his role as super agent Ethan Hunt once more, Paramount Pictures has released the very first poster and tease to the first trailer of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" - the sixth installment in the long running Mission: Impossible film series and reuniting Cruise with his co-stars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Alec Baldwin, with Henry Cavill joining the cast for this new adventure.

Check out the trailer tease to the long awaited first trailer which will debut this Sunday at this year's Super Bowl.

Mission Impossible 6: Fallout Trailer Teaser (2018)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout will be released this July.