Friday, November 30, 2018

The Russo Brothers are set to appear in "The Game Awards"; Avengers 4 Trailer to be shown then?

It looks like hype and anticipation for the next Avengers movie will skyrocket again next week if The Russo Brothers have anything to reveal about it, as Joe and Anthony Russo have been confirmed as livestream guests for this year's "The Game Awards" - as confirmed by host and mastermind Geoff Keighley on his official Twitter page! The Russos have been quite busy doing final production work on the as of yet untitled Avengers sequel, even going as far as to not say anything regarding the mysterious MCU film during a Q&A segment following a special screening of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Archlight Cinemas (which you an read about in detail from Superherohype here).

Having The Russos appear in "The Game Awards" - one of the last major events and one highlighting the best and latest video games out there - only furthers the chances that the very first "Avengers 4" trailer will appear there. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige did reassure fans that the first trailer "would come out before the end of 2018", so this is one of those spots before the year ends. Let's hope it happens when The Game Awards broadcasts on December 6 at 8:30pm EST/ 5:30 PST.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Netflix confirms a 10 episode Live-Action Cowboy Bebop series is in the works

After a string of hits and adaptations of popular properties and franchises have gone their way with awesome results, Netflix has officially confirmed that Shinichiro Watanabe's popular and beloved "Cowboy Bebop" anime series will finally be getting the live-action treatment! According to The Verge, the popular streaming service is co-producing the project with Tomorrow Studios, with 10-episodes planned and Watanabe serving as consultant and Christopher Yost tapped to pen the first episode.

No release date has been planned nor other details given, but this should have the Bebop Crew with Spike, Faye, Jet, Ed, and Ein, as well as the AWESOME JAZZY MUSIC by Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

ICYMI: Sony announces a "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" sequel and all-female spin-off!

Fans anxiously looking forward to Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel's upcoming animated action packed Spider-Man multiverse adventure in "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" will be pleasantly surprised to hear some big news coming for the film's future prospects, as The Hollywood Reporter has filed the scoop that not only is a direct sequel being worked on, but also an all-female led spin-off as well!

According to the report, Voltron Legendary Defender alum Joaquim Dos Santos has been tapped to helm the sequel - with "The Expendables" screenplay writer David Callaham tapped to write for the film. Lauren Montgomery, who also worked on Voltron but also co-firected DC Animated Movies such as Batman: Year One, is in negotiations to tackle an all-female Spider-Verse spin-off, which may have Spider-Gwen back and taking center stage along with other female Spiders such as Spider-Woman Jessica Drew and Silk.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse will be released in theaters on December 12 in the Philippines and December 14 in the US!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

ICYMI: Netflix releases the first official poster and trailer for "Ultraman"

Hitting the streaming service mid next year and bringing to life a classic Japanese hero in a brand new way, Netflix has officially released the first trailer and poster for "Ultraman" - based on the 2011 manga series that acts as a sequel to the 1966 live-action Tokusatsu series and a reimagining of the warrior of light's legacy by shifting the spotlight to Shinjiro - the son of Ultraman's original human host, Shin Hayata.

Check out the trailer below:

Ultraman | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Ultraman debuts on Netflix on April 1, 2019.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Sony Features unboxing video for the upcoming "Playstation Classic"

Already set to be released in a week's time and bringing back a feel of gaming nostalgia that's following in the footsteps of Nintendo's NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, Sony Computer Entertainment has released an unboxing video for their "Playstation Classic", which you can view below.

Unboxing the PlayStation Classic

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige pens tribute to Stan Lee

The passing of Stan Lee has been hard to many fans of the Marvel Comics' writer and legend, and even more so for those he has inspired to bring some of his greatest creations to life in the big screen. In a fitting tribute to "The Man" that was featured in Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has written a farewell letter describing his final meeting with Stan.

 “I went to his house to see him, and he reminisced about the cameos,” Feige writes of his last meeting with Lee. We were talking about what was coming up, always looking to the future. Did he know that his time was running out? I don’t know. In hindsight, he was slightly more wistful than I’d seen him before. He talked about the past more than I had ever heard him talk about the past. So maybe on some level, he knew."

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The True Story of the CW's "Arrowverse" documented by Screen Rant

As with all things there are always early beginnings - so how The CW developed a very successful DC TV Universe is a story that anyone just jumping into the wagon will want to hear for the very first time! Thankfully Screen Rant has created this very in depth and reflective "True Story" documentary about the fan named "Arrowverse" which is officially promoted as "DC on the CW" - with Arrow leading the charge and its spin-off shows such as The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow all bringing such entertainment and heroic adventures that crossover from time to time as well!

Move Over Batman: The True Story Of DC's Arrowverse

Friday, November 23, 2018

Disney's The Lion King: The first teaser poster and trailer for the CGI Remake have arrived

In perhaps a fitting "Thanksgiving Day" gesture to hype up fans of the original 1994 animated film, Walt Disney Studios has released the very first poster and teaser trailer to Jon Favreau's "The Lion King" - which will be a CGI Remake of the cartoon movie and will once again tell the story of Mufasa's young son Simba as he grows up to becoming the king he is destined to be.

The Lion King Official Teaser Trailer

The Lion King will be released in the US on July 19, 2019

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Sony announces 2020 release dates for Marvel Movies; Possibly Venom sequel and Morbius

Looks like the Marvel films under Sony are turning up the heat quite literally when it comes to moving forward with their Spider-Man spinoff films, as Variety reports that two films have been dated - and could likely be the Morbius film starring Jared Leto and the planned Venom sequel with Tom Hardy returning in the titular role have been given release dates in 2020.

With Venom earning $570 Million worldwide, a sequel to the "Lethal Protector" was inevitable, and Sony is eyeing a film in October 2, 2020 that could likely be "Venom 2" - since Venom opened in theaters this year on the same month. Meanwhile, July 10, 2020's schedule opened up - and that could be for "Morbius" - another Spider-Man villain/ anti-hero that will be getting his own spin-off and has Jared Leto playing the role of The Living Vampire.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Margot Robbie announces "Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)"

In what will certainly get DC fans talking and further anticipating the next big DC Films entry featuring the return of Harley Quinn to the big screen, Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie has posted via her Instagram the FULL TITLE to her 2020 "Birds of Prey" spin-off film - it's called "Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)"! Taking a nod from such films as Michael Keaton's "Birdman or "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" and Dr. Strangelove, this movie is set to feature Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, aka Batgirl/ Orphan.

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The Birds of Prey film is expected to be released sometime in 2020!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Aquaman: Final Trailer released

With less than a month left until it splashes into theaters, Warner Bros. and DC Films have released the final trailer to "Aquaman"- which brings Jason Momoa back in the titular role alongside Amber Heard as Mera, joined by a star studded cast that brings to life the world of Atlantis and one of the DC Universe's most recognizable superheroes.

AQUAMAN – Final Trailer

Aquaman will be released in theaters in the Philippines on December 12 c/o Warner Bros. Philippines!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Once Upon A Deadpool: Theatrical poster and trailer featuring Fred Savage released

If you thought Ryan Reynolds was done with his Deadpool stint for the year... THINK AGAIN. With the X-Men Movies getting reshuffled and more reshoots done, the Merc with a Mouth has to step in to give a little remix this holiday season in the form of "Once Upon A Deadpool" - a PG-13, heavily edited version of Deadpool 2 that will be told as a "Christmas Story" by Wade Wilson to a helpless Fred Savage of "The Wonder Years" fame. In this, Reynolds will play a "Parody" of Savage's role in "The Princess Bride" - in which his character was told a story by Peter Falk narrating the events of that movie but "skipping all the adult content" it had.

Once Upon A Deadpool | Official Trailer

Prepare yourselves. Once Upon A Deadpool hits theaters this Xmas season in the US on December 12.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

ICYMI: DC on the CW's "Elseworlds" gets a comic book poster by Amy Reeder

With two weeks to go before worlds literally "switch up" and change in ways you never imagined, The CW has released this fantastic poster of the heroes from "Arrow", "The Flash", and "Supergirl" as they converge and meet faces new and old in "Elseworlds" - the newest crossover for the "Arrowverse" that sees Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin trade places as The Flash and Green Arrow respectively, Supergirl and Superman teaming up once more, and Ruby Rose debuting as Batwoman for the first time in live action!

The poster above is done by artist Amy Reeder - who is known for her work in Batwoman. Also featured in the poster in The Monitor and Doctor John Deegan - who have parts to play in the crossover that we'll find out when things being on December 9.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

ICYMI: Adi Shankar and Netflix announce "Devil May Cry" series

If you haven't heard the news yet, the success of Netflix and Adi Shankar's Castlevania series has sparked and rekindled interest in adapting video games into animated features - so much so that Shankar took to his Facebook page and announced that Capcom's popular "Devil May Cry" series will be getting the Netflix animated series treatment too!

Now in the works and joining Castlevania in what Shankar calls the "Bootleg Universe", Devil May Cry will be the second popular video game series to be adapted, and as the producer said in an interview in IGN - acquired the rights so the "jabronis in Hollywood don't ------ this one up to."

He has a point - Castlevania has garnered universal acclaim, and its second season was just WOW.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Aquaman: New theatrical posters and Behind The Scenes video released

With less than a month to go before it splashes into theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films have release two new theatrical posters for "Aquaman" - the long awaited superhero film that gives the spotlight to the DC Comics' superhero of the same name and the King of the Seven Seas! Reprising his role as Arthur Curry, Jason Momoa takes center stage in this adventure where a man born from two different worlds must realize his destiny not only as a hero, but as the rightful heir to the throne of Atlantis!

In addition to the two new posters - which showcases Momoa in the comic inspired Aquaman suit and one beside co-star and Mera actress Amber Heard, a Behind-The-Scenes video was also released by Warner Bros., giving fans a look at how the film was worked on by director James Wan, as well as the cast hyping up the excitement for it.

AQUAMAN - Behind the Scenes Video

Aquaman hits theaters in the Philippines on December 12, and will be released in the US on December 21.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

DC on the CW releases the first two "Elseworlds" teaser trailers

Set to begin in a couple of weeks and literally "switching up things" between Oliver Queen and Barry Allen in a way they've never seen before, The CW has released the first two teaser trailers to the Arrowverse's "Elseworlds" crossover - which will run between Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl and introduce Ruby Rose as Batwoman during the events of the storyline.

Check out the teasers below, and see Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin play the switcheroo game.

DCTV Elseworlds Crossover Teaser Promo #1
DCTV Elseworlds Crossover Teaser Promo #2

The Elseworlds crossover begins on Sunday, December 9 on The CW.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Remembering Stan Lee - the legend who co-created Spider-Man and other Marvel heroes passes away

It's hard to imagine a world without Stan Lee. The man, famously known for helping bring to life and writing characters such as The Amazing Spider-Man, The X-Men, Fantastic Four, and The Avengers has left an everlasting mark in the world of popculture, and his iconic visage has been seen in all forms of media - whether it be a picture of him standing proud and jolly alongside one of his creations, or acting in a cameo role in one of Marvel's big blockbuster films.

Sadly on November 12, the world said goodbye to this icon and real-life hero - who passed away at 95 and left a lot of fans across the world sad and in deep mourning.

Whether you met him in person or saw him through different interviews conducted through the years, Stan definitely had that presence and character that made you feel awed at the things he did, as well as feeling at ease whenever he went into his storytelling mode phase. He was an entertainer, and gave a lot of people the ability to look beyond real world problems through the pages of comics - where his characters told stories that people could relate to despite having these impossible abilities that many dared to dream and only hoped to have in life. Over six decades since he created these heroes and left his mark in the comic industry and beyond, Stan has truly become a key figure we will always remember. We're all "True Believers" thanks to his contributions, and many generations of readers will always be indebted to his works for being AMAZING.

As a tribute, Marvel - the company he helped build up to what it is now, released a loving tribute that looks at "The Man" and his legacy to fans and colleagues worldwide.

Marvel Remembers the Legacy of Stan Lee

Rest in Peace, and Thank You Stan Lee.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu: First poster and trailer released

Hitting theaters on summer next year and bringing to life the world of Pokemon in a very daring and adventurous way, Legendary Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Toho have released the very first poster and teaser trailer to "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu" - a live-action/ CGI film directed by Rob Letterman that sees Ryan Reynolds lending his voice talents to the titular Detective Pikachu! Check out the first trailer below!

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu – Official Trailer #1

Also starring Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, Kathryn Newton as reporter Lucy Stevens, and Ken Watanabe as Detective Yoshida, this first live-action Pokemon adventure will be hitting screens in May 2019 c/o WB Phils!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Metal Gear Solid: David Hayter and Robin Atkin Downes dub "Heiwa to Kazuhira no Blues"

In what has been one of the most requested pieces of Metal Gear media to be translated to English, Metal Gear voice acting legends David Hayter and Robin Atkin Downes - who each voiced Snake/ Big Boss and Kazuhira "Kaz" Miller" in the Metal Gear Solid series - have released a fan service tribute that honors their time in "Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker", the 20th Anniversary of the release of "Metal Gear Solid", and "Veteran's Day" worldwide - the MGS Peace Walker Sauna Track or "Heiwa to Kazuhira no Blues/ Blues of Peace and Kazuhira".

Originally released on September 22, 2010 - the official CD Drama companion to Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was written by Hideo Kojima and performed by Snake and Kaz's Japanese voice actors, Akio Otsuka and Tomakazu Sugita respectively. The CD contained remixes of songs released in the Peace Walker soundtrack, as well as "extended briefing file tapes" and other audio special to the release. Now, Snake and Kaz's US Voice Actors have released their version of the audio drama itself. Take a listen below.

MGS: Peace Walker Sauna Track English Dub (w/ Robin Atkin Downes and David Hayter)

This release follows two weeks after Hayter and Downes went live in Periscope and celebrated 20 years of MGS by havinga Q& A with the fans - which this writer, blogger, and MGS fan participated in. If you haven't seen it - here it is! I'm hoping they do get to visit in our shores some time!

David Hayter and Robin Atkin Downes Metal Gear Solid Q&A (Periscope Livestream 10/21/18)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Walking Dead: Opening minutes of Post-Rick Grimes episode "Who Are You Now?" released

A new era begins in this coming new episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead", as the remaining members of Rick Grimes' group - his closest confidents and allies - try to move on and get on with their lives. As it is, the show has progressed to a "Time Skip" that takes place six years following Rick's "death", and the first few minutes of the new episode "Who Are You Now?" have come online - showing Daryl, Michonne, and Carol living on.

TWD 9x06 Opening First Minutes "Who Are You Now?"

The Walking Dead airs every Sunday on AMC.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

ICYMI: The CW reveals First Look photo of Lois Lane and Superman from "Elseworlds" crossover

With The CW gearing up for the next annual "Arrowverse" crossover happening this holiday season, the network has revealed via TV Insider the first look at "Lois and Clark" together for the first time in the Supergirl universe! Set to appear together in the upcoming "Elseworlds", Tyler Hoechlin and Grimm's own Elizabeth Tulloch stand together as the undeniable power couple of Superman's world, standing inside the Fortress of Solitude as they'll appear in the "DC on the CW" Universe.

The Elseworlds crossover begins on December 9 on The CW.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse: New International Poster and Extended Sneak Peek released

Hitting theaters in a month's time and bringing the worlds of the Spider multiverse together for the very first time in animated movie form, Sony Pictures has released a brand new international poster and "Extended Sneak Peek" for "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" - with the new banner poster showing off the cast of webheads that make up the team - including Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, Miles Morales/ Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy/ Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir, and Peni Parker/ SP//DR.

Check out the extended sneak peek footage below.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE – International Extended Sneak Peek

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hits theaters internationally on December 12, and in the US on December 14.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Aquaman: Seven Character Posters released feat. Arthur Curry, Mera, and the rest of the cast

With filming finally completed and the movie awaiting release in just over a month's time, Warner Bros. and DC Films have released seven brand new character posters for "Aquaman" - which features Jason Momoa back as Arthur Curry/ Aquaman as well as Amber Heard as Mera. As part of the Global Tour event (reported by Superherohype), the new character posters not only showcase the two main heroes, but also Aquaman's mother Queen Atlanna, half-brother King Orm, Black Manta, Vulko, and King Nereus. The posters were also released via Warner Bros. Philippines as well!

Aquaman will be released in theaters in Manila on December 13, and in the US on December 21st.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Castlevania Season 2: Bloody Tears were literally shed for this Netflix masterpiece

It's been almost two weeks since Netflix and producer Adi Shankar unleashed the second season of their animated series adaptation of "Castlevania" - the beloved action adventure series that sees players take on the role of Vampire Hunters traversing through Dracula's namesake castle and facing the Lord of Darkness himself. This show is nothing short of PERFECTION - premiering on July 2017 on the streaming service with four episodes - before eventually getting an expanded eight episode run this year with the sophomore season.

Castlevania: Season 2 | Official Trailer

Developed originally as a film beginning as early as 2007, Castlevania lingered on in developmental hell until 2015 - when it was resurrected and eventually began new life as a planned animated adult television series. Warren Ellis served as the writer of the series - adapting concepts and themes largely based from Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, but telling a wholly original story the fleshed out the adventures of Treveor Belmont, Sypha, Alucard, and of course Dracula and his army. The first season served as a slow introduction that built up the plot and narrative of Dracula's mission of vengeance after his wife Lisa is burned in the stake - which eventually sets up his inevitable confrontation with the Vampire Hunters and his estranged son - who honors his mother's wish to leave humanity unharmed by her husband's fury. Season 2 successfully expands the story and tuned up the band - introducing new characters and story arcs while maintaining the main plot - with Episode 7 serving as the "main course" that fans of the series have waited for. You just have to see it to believe it.

With Season 2 currently streaming and offering some good ol' Vampire Killer goodness to fans, Castlevania has proven itself to be one heck of a video game adaptation - possibly even THE BEST ONE made to date. Season 3 has been confirmed and is expected to come around within the next year or so. We'll just have to wait and see where the adventure to defeat the forces of evil takes us next. Catch this now on Netflix.

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Walking Dead: "What Comes After" is Rick's final episode in the series, AMC announces trilogy of films to continue his story

It's the end of an era for fans of "The Walking Dead", as Andrew Lincoln ended his tenure in the series as series' lead character Rick Grimes with this past Sunday's episode "What Comes After" - which also marked the last episode of Lauren Cohan/ Maggie Greene and Pollyanna McIntosh/ Anne for this season. It was both bittersweet and sad to see "Officer Friendly" exit the series - but Lincoln himself announced that he was going to focus more on family life and decided to depart the series that helped make him a household name on a high note.

However if you watched the episode, you'd realize that wouldn't be the true last appearance of Lincoln as Grimes. Perhaps in a move that will be easier than handling a TV Series schedule, a trilogy of "Rick Grimes" films have been announced by AMC according to a report by Deadline, signifying "The End of the Beginning" according to Lincoln himself in the "Talking Dead" episode after his final TV Series appearance. What happens next is anyone's guess... But it's clear now we haven't seen the last of Rick.

The Walking Dead currently airs its ninth season on AMC.