Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Final Trailer and Official Poster released

The Skywalker Saga will finally come to an end, as Disney and Lucasfilm promote and tease with the release of the Final Trailer and Official Poster to "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" - also known as Episode IX and the final chapter of the "Sequel Trilogy" that began with 2015's "The Force Awakens" and continued with 2017's "The Last Jedi".

Here's the Final Trailer, which premiered online and during ESPN's Monday Night Football matchup.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Final Trailer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters this fall.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Watchmen HBO: "Coming in the weeks ahead" trailer released

Finally premiering this Sunday and bringing a new kind of perspective into the world created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, HBO has released a new "Coming in the weeks ahead" trailer for "Watchmen" - the new American drama TV Series adapted from the 1986-1987 graphic novel series of the same name. The show takes place in an alternate history of the United States and present day, and acts as a sequel to the graphic novel as well.

Watchmen: In the Weeks Ahead | HBO

Watchmen airs every Sunday on HBO.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate: International posters and Behind The Scenes video released

Set for release pretty soon and featuring the triumphant return of James Cameron to the Terminator film franchise, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox have released a brand new set of international posters and an IMAX poster for "Terminator: Dark Fate" - the sixth film in the series but one that sets up a new story and timeline that follows after the events of the first and second movies since Cameron is back and serving as Producer.

Via Comic Book Movie, you can check out the rest of the posters. Here's a "Behind The Scenes" video released as well with Cameron and the stars of the film - including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE - Go behind the scenes with James Cameron

Terminator: Dark Fate will be released on October 30 internationally and November 1 in the US.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

"Birds of Prey and Harley Quinn": TV Spot and "Friends style" banner poster released

Set for release early next year and seeing Margot Robbie back as the fan-favorite villain turned hero (somewhat), Harley Quinn is out looking for emancipation along with a few new "friends" in a new banner poster and TV Spot for "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)". It will be the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe, and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as black Canary, Rossie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask.

Birds Of Prey - "Work Together" TV Spot

Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 2020!

Friday, October 18, 2019

ICYMI: Here's your first look at the Anti-Monitor from "Crisis on Infinite Earths"

Revealing the look of the big bad villain whose name fans of the DC Universe will know very well, The CW has released via Entertainment Weekly the very first image of LaMonica Garrett as the Anti-Monitor - who is the main antagonist of "Crisis of Infinite Earths" and is focused solely on eradicating all existence in the multiverse. Played by the same actor who also plays The Monitor in the Arrowverse, the character has already made his move and presence felt in the show, eradicating some worlds in "The Flash" and "Arrow" as they premiere and work their way to the big crossover event based on the 1985 storyline of the same name.

Crisis on Infinite Earths begins this fall on The CW.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

ICYMI: Hot Toys unveils Avengers: Endgame “Bro Thor”; Now up for pre-order!

The Odinson and King of New Asgard is FINALLY coming in 1/6th scale form, as Hot Toys has officially unveiled “Bro Thor” - the chubby yet still worthy God of Thunder as he appears in this year’s epic MCU finale flick “Avengers: Endgame”!

After dealing with depression and PTSD following their losses and defeat at the hands of Thanos, Thor has seen better days physique wise - and has turned to drinking and binging on food to become a more plump version of himself. However the events of Endgame restore his courage and heroism to make him take part in the final battle - leading to him wielding both Mjรถlnir and Stormbreaker in fighting a past version of the Mad Titan alongside his comrades and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

The 1/6th scale figure is now up for Pre-Order by Hot Toys!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

X-Men #1 launches TODAY. Here's Marvel's launch trailer and Newsarama's primer

Today is LAUNCH DAY for Marvel's Merry Mutants... Or probably the best way to describe the new status quo is "Modern Marvel Mutant" as the "Dawn of X" age has begun and Jonathan Hickman relaunches the X-Men with a brand new ongoing series - with Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan helping steer the art and inking duties!

To celebrate the occasion as well as promote the new first issue, Marvel has released a launch trailer featuring plugs and interviews from the staff and crew from the House of Ideas.

X-MEN #1 Launch Trailer | Marvel Comics

Then for those who are still confused about the status quo - which was radically changed and depicted during the House of X and Powers of X miniseries - Newsarama has you covered and you can read about it at the link. SPOILER ALERT OF COURSE for those who want to explore the saga themselves!

 X-Men #1 is now out at your favorite comic shops!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Zoe Kravitz is playing Catwoman in “The Batman”

History repeats itself for one actress who played/ voiced one of the most familiar female vigilantes from the DC Universe, as actress and singer Zoe Kravitz was cast as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman for Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” - a role she has already done in the 2017 3D animated feature “The Lego Batman Movie”!

Announced in Deadline, Kravitz’ casting comes after Warner Bros. went through a testing process - finally selecting her for the role. She joins Robert Pattinson - who will play the main role of Bruce Wayne/ Batman, as well as Jeffrey Wright who will be James Gordon. Aside from her credentials in the “Fantastic Beasts” films, she also starred as Angel Salvadore in “X-Men: First Class”, as well as Mad Max: Fury Road” and voicing Mary Jane Watson in “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”. Kravitz is also stepdaughter to Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman in the DCEU universe of DC Films.

The Batman will be released on June 2021.

Monday, October 14, 2019

ICYMI: Check out the first poster and trailer for RDJ as "Dolittle"

Robert Downey Jr. is taking on a new role... A man who can talk to animals and is going on a big adventure with them! Also featuring Antonio Banderas and the voices of Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Marion Cotillard, and Tom Holland, the wild and eccentric Hollywood actor is going to bring to life the famed veterinarian named Dr. John Dolittle, in the brand new epic adventure film called "Dolittle"!

Dolittle will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures and will be released on January 29, 2020!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Reminder: X-Men #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Yu launches this coming week

If you haven't been keeping up with Marvel Comics and X-Men, it's been a GOOD PAST FEW MONTHS for Marvel's Merry Mutants. Without spoiling, Jonathan Hickman's "House of X" and "Powers of X" miniseries literally changed the game and the entire mutant community as we know it... And that directly leads to "Dawn of X" beginning next week with the release of the brand new "X-Men #1" series by Hickman, artist Leinil Yu, and inker Gerry Alanguilan!

Check out the preview to the issue from Newsarama, and be sure to get it on October 16 at your favorite comic book shop!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

ICYMI: Batman/ Batman Returns easter egg spotted for "Crisis on Infinite Earths"

Looks like Batman and DC Universe fans are going to be VERY PLEASED if this shot from the Instagram account "Crisis_On_Infinite_Earths" holds any weight to it!

Reportedly spotted at the set of the upcoming DC on the CW crossover sharing the same name as the 1985-1986 DC Comics crossover event series that reshaped the comic universe, a the front page of the "Gotham City Gazette" newspaper reveals "WayneTech CEO -Bruce Wayne to Marry Socialite Selina Kyle" on the front page - and it features Michael Keaton's Bruce Wayne as seen in Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns! As fans very well remember - Keaton played the Caped Crusader in those movies and had a romance with Michelle Pfeiffer's Selina Kyle/ Catwoman. Could Warner Bros. and The CW be bringing the actor back in the iconic role aside from this easter egg? Guess we'll find out soon enough!

Crisis on Infinite Earths begins on the Arrowverse this fall!

Friday, October 11, 2019

DC Universe is repeating history by letting viewers decide if Jaosn Todd lives or dies in "Titans"

History repeats itself... And it's up to you viewers whether Batman's greatest failure will be reinterpreted in a popular live-action TV Series.

According to Comic Book Resources, DC Universe is sending a poll out to viewers of "Titans" that decides whether or not Jason Todd, the latest Robin and played by Curran Walters, will live or die after the cliffhanger fall he had in the latest episode of the series through the hands of Deathstroke. While it doesn't play out like the original 1988 Batman storyline "A Death in the Family" where The Joker is responsible, it still is left to the fans what his ultimate fate will be.

Check out Titans to see how that turns out. (Update, here's the spoiler via Comic Book.com).

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Remembering Christopher Reeve/ Superman 15 years after his passing

He was undeniably SUPER even after he finished his time in the most iconic superhero role ever... And 15 years after his death, the world still honors and remembers Christopher Reeve  - the man who starred in the 1978 Richard Donner directed "Superman" film and would reprise the role for three more sequels. His depiction of the heroic DC Comics character in the big screen is legendary, and to this day serves as an inspiration for many depictions and interpretations of the Man of Steel in all forms of media. Several tributes are still done and made for him, and several actors still look up to the Juilliard School as a man ahead of his time.

We miss you Christopher Reeve, and you'll ALWAYS BE SUPERMAN.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Kojima Productions goes on Death Stranding "World Strand Tour" starting October 30

With a month to go before Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions make their triumphant first post-Metal Gear release with "Death Stranding", the video game designer and auteur has announced in his official Twitter page that a Death Stranding "World Strand Tour 2019" will be happening in different parts of the world, beginning in Paris this October 30th and working their way to different locations that include London, Berlin, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, and Taipei among many others!

Death Stranding, a new action game featuring an all-star cast that includes Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lea Seydoux - will be released exclusively for the Playstation 4 on November 8, 2019.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sony announces Playstation 5 release date for Holiday 2020

It's official - the next Playstation is coming sooner than you think!

Announced at their official blog site for their popular video game console, Sony has confirmed some details for the upcoming "Playstation 5" - including new "haptic technology" and adaptive triggers that will be part of the new features that we can expect from the next generation console. Most important of all, the PS5 will be launching on Holiday season 2020 - which will be seven years after the launch of the Playstation 4 and 25 years after the release of the original Playstation.

You can read up more details and news about the PS5 announcement via Playstation Blog and WIRED!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in first "No Time To Die" poster

Just in time for "James Bond Day" (aka the 57th Anniversary of the release of "Dr. No" - the very first Bond film), EON Productions, MGM, and Universal Pictures have released the very first poster for "No Time To Die" - the 25th movie in the long running James Bond series and once again seeing Daniel Craig reprise his role as 007.

Here's the official synopsis:

"In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology."

No Time To Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and also stars Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, and more. It is set for release in April 2020 worldwide.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Brandon Routh shares his return as Superman for Crisis on Infinite Earths

At long last, Superman Returns!

Via Comic Book Resources, here's the very first promotional image of Brandon Routh returning as Clark Kent/ Kal-El, as he suits up as an alternate version of Supes from "Kingdom Come" - better known to fans as "Kingdom Come Superman"! This is Routh's first time returning to the DC Comics role he started out as with 2006's "Superman Returns", as he is well known in the Arrowverse for playing Ray Palmer/ The Atom in the DC on the CW shows and "Legends of Tomorrow". Only time will tell what specific part KC Superman will play in "Crisis on Infinite Earths"!

The crossover begins this fall on The CW!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Spider-Man returns to the MCU thanks to new Sony/ Disney deal

In case you didn't hear the news - SPIDEY'S OFFICIALLY BACK IN THE MCU!

As reported by Deadline Hollywood, a new deal has been struck between Sony and Disney/ Marvel in once again bringing the wallcarawler to the same cinematic universe as the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, where Disney would co-finance 25% of the production of a third Spidey film for a 25% equity stake. This allows Tom Holland to once again swing and continue his role as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man without any sacrifices or omissions to his story thread following the events of this year's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" - where Spidey's world literally turned upside down following his battle and victory over Mysterio. The deal also calls for Spidey to appear in another Marvel film, as well as retaining the creative presence of Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.

Spider-Man will swing once more with his third solo film on July 16, 2021!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Last of Us Part II: Reveal trailer and game synopsis releases

After revealing the release date of the game a few days ago, Naughty Dog and Playstation have revealed a brand new reveal trailer for "The Last of Us Part II", as well as the official synopsis of the much anticipated sequel.

The Last of Us Part II – Release Date Reveal Trailer | PS4

And here's the official synopsis:

 "Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors. When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions."

 The Last Of Us Part II will be released exclusively for Playstation 4 on February 21, 2020.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

ICYMI: The Last Of Us 2 arrives February 2020

At long last, Naughty Dog and Playstation have FINALLY confirmed the released date of one of the most anticipated games - as Ellie will return as the main protagonist for “The Last Of Us Part II” this coming February. Revealed during Sony’s “State of Play” stream where gaming reveals and news bits are given to fans and the public, Naughty Dog showed a short new trailer and also flashed the released date as 2.21.2020.

Check out the trailer here - https://www.facebook.com/57327290245/posts/10162273111615246

Early next year is going to be crazy with games. What’s more, Playstation also revealed the numerous collector’s editions coming out for pre-order - including the “Ellie Edition”.

The Last Of Us Part II hits PS4 on February 21, 2020.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Resident Evil 3/ Biohazard 3 was released this time 20 years ago

Around this time in Japan, one of the most intense entries in Capcom’s long running Resident Evul/ Biohazard franchise was released for the original Playstation, as “Biohazard 3: Last Escape” hit the platform and took the Survival Horror series to a whole new level. Originally conceived as a spin-off with a different character while the true follow up would have been the Dreamcast’s “Resident Evil: Code: Veronica”, what would be called “Resident Evil 3: Nemesis” in the US was turned into the next numbered sequel, with original Resident Evil heroine Jill Valentine returning as the main protagonist. This time, she would be facing a new relentless menace called “Nemesis” - a Tyrant type monster who would chase her throughout the game at any moment’s notice. The game would be released in North America on November that same year.

Set before and after the events of Resident Evil 2, RE3 was another popular entry in the franchise - and it has been ported to several platforms over the years. With the success of this year’s Resident Evil 2 Remake, fans are clamoring for a Remake to this game. Only time will tell if Capcom will indeed go through with that.


Monday, September 23, 2019

James Tynion IV and Tony S. Daniel take over “Batman” starting January 2020

Batman Day was celebrated last September 22nd, and coinciding with that event came a couple of announcements for The Dark Knight’s future - including who will be replacing writer Tom King in the mainline “Batman” comic book series next year. Following the end of the “City of Bane” storyline with issue #85 this December, DC Comics has announced that “Detective Comics” writer James Tynion IV will join forces with artists Tony S. Daniel to take on Batman starting with issue #86 this January 2020. Tom King meanwhile will go with Clay Mann and do a new 12 issue miniseries run with “Batman Catwoman” that same month.

For more on the story, visit Superherohype.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Arrow Season 8 Poster sees the Emerald Archer ready for one last season

Shared directly from his Facebook page, Oliver Queen actor Stephen Amell signals that the curtain call for the Arrowverse’s premiere series is near, as the final season of Arrow has a new poster released, with the tagline “Heroes Fall. Legends Rise” accompanying it.

As the eight and last season for The CW show, Arrow has climbed up the ladder significantly in helping DC get a foothold in its TV based programs - creating a shared universe that began with “The Flash”, “Legends of Tomorrow”, adopting “Supergirl”, and then later this year adding Batwoman. Another show, “Black Lightning”, may get its chance to crossover with the coming event “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. That story arc begins this fall, and  Arrow’s final run of 10 episodes will factor in as this last season runs its course.

Arrow Season 8 premieres on The CW on October 15.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Today is Batman Day! Happy 80 Years To The Caped Crusader!

It’s a pretty special day for fans of Batman, as today officially marks the worldwide annual celebration for the Caped Crusader known as “Batman Day”! Commemorated by DC Comics and further promoting the legacy of The Dark Knight, every comic book store, book shop, or place that honors Bruce Wayne and his vigilante world is celebrated - with different activities and events planned all throughout this day! 2019 also happens to be the 80th Anniversary of Batman - and eight decades is no small feat for a man dressed in a Bat costume striking fear into the hearts of the criminals of Gotham City!

Happy Batman Day’

Friday, September 20, 2019

Smallville’s Ton Welling returns as Clark Kent/ Superman for “Crisis of Infinite Earths”

Fans of The CW’s hit Superman prequel series “Smallville” are going to be singing those lyrics from the theme “Save Me” by Remy Zero, as Deadline confirms that actor Tom Welling is reprising his role as Clark Kent/ Superman for the Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths” - which will feature Stephen Amell/ Oliver Queen, Grant Gustin/ Barry Allen, Melissa Benoist/ Kara Zor-El, and the rest of the heroes in a quest to save the multiverse as well as meeting other alternate reality counterparts, heroes, and villains.

The crossover, beginning this fall season, will be the first time Welling will be reprising his role - answering the big question what happened to Clark Kent after the series finale of Smallville. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” - based in the same crossover event by DC Comics from the 1980’s, will be a five episode arc spanning Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Joker: IMAX Poster shows Arthur embrace anarchy and chaos

Set to hit theaters in a few weeks, Warner Bros. And DC Films have revealed the official IMAX poster for “Joker”, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck - a failed stand up comedian who descends into madness and the role we all know from Batman lore when Gotham society fails and preys on the poor while the rich get more power and corrupt.

Joker opens in theaters this October.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Check out the first “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” poster!

Hitting theaters next year courtesy of Warner Bros. And DC Films, Margot Robbie will reprise her signature role as Harley Quinn, as she joins a group of vigilante ladies to oppose a crime lord name Black Mask in “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn”!

“Since the events of Suicide Squad, Batman has disappeared, leaving Gotham City unprotected from crime, and Harley Quinn has left the Joker. When Cassandra Cain, a young girl, comes across a diamond belonging to crime lord Black Mask, Harley joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to help protect her”

Birds of Prey will be released in the Philippines on February 6, 2020!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

“The Transformers” turns 35 years today

Today is a very special day for the world of popular culture and the 80’s, as Hasbro’s “The Transformers” first started airing it’s popular animated TV series today, September 17th, way back in 1984! The show, made to coincide with Hasbro’s toyline of the same name - was a story about sentient an alien robot race known as “Transformers” that are split into warring factions - the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Living in the distant planet known as Cybertron, the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, were forced to flee from their home planet to seek other ways of defeating the Decepticons and their tyrannical leader Megatron. After a battle sends both groups crash lamding on prehistoric Earth, the robots lay in stasis until waking up in the present day - adapting to their surroundings by copying the forms of existing vehicles and machinery and becoming “Robots in Disguise”. As such, the war between both continues on Earth - with humanity involved and caught in the crossfires of the battle.

Since then, The Transformers has grown into a mega world franchise known to many people around the world. From the toys to the cartoons, the series has spawned multiple spin-offs, an animated movie following the events of the series, and even a series of live-action movies directed by Michael Bay. Truly they are more than meets the eye, and 35 years later they are legend. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY G1/ Generation 1!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mondo’s new “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” poster is simply AMAZING

It’s almost been a year since Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel released the Academy Award winning animated film “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”, and fans and new viewers alike can’t stop talking about that movie featuring the first convergence of different Spider-Men and Women from the multiverse! It’s only fitting then that Mondo has a new limited edition poster out (as featured in Comic Book.com), and what an AMAZING print it is - featuring Miles Morales, Peter B. Parker, Gwen Stacy, and the rest of the Spider-Gang swinging as Kingpin looms over above!

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is now out digitally, in home video, and in Netflix!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger posts first look photos from “Kung Fury 2”

Things have come a long way for the Kickstarter short film “Kung Fury”. In addition to being hailed as a love letter and tribute to 80’s action films and martial arts films, the retro wave YouTube film has garnered enough praise and critical reception to warrant a follow-up, and that is exactly what star/ director David Sandberg of Laser Unicorns is doing by getting to work in directing a sequel/ follow-up full length feature aptly titled “Kung Fury 2”!

Among the stars Sandberg will be getting are Michael Fassbender and Arnold Schwarzenegger - big star power who will be playing roles in the Future Cop’s next adventure. In fact, Schwarzenegger posted some Instagram pics teasing a first look at his role in the film - as “Mr. President” and of course beside Sandberg/ Kung Fury himself! Check out Arnold’s IG post here.

Kung Fury 2 is now in development.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

ICYMI: James Gunn reveals the cast list for “The Suicide Squad”

As someone who literally has the best of both worlds to work with, director James Gunn has his hands busy prepping up for his DC Films directorial debut of the brand new Suicide Squad film that’s literally titled “The Suicide Squad”. Besides some familiar names returning like Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flasg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, & Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Gunn also took to his Facebook to reveal the primary cast list - with those names as well as a few others that’ll catch the eye of other fans - including Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, John Cena, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, and Taika Waititi in as of yet unrevealed roles.

James Gunn left the caption: “Don’t Get Too Attached. #TheSuicideSquad”. Simple and from the title  of the movie and group’s name alone, that already sends a message.

The Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released on August 2021.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Frank Miller returns to Batman with “Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child”

Revealed in DC Comics’ solicitations for December 2019, Frank Miller is returning to the possible future world of Batman he created, as he teams up with artist Rafael Grampa to pen a new three issue miniseries called “Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child”.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, The Golden Child is set three years after the events of “Datk Knight III: The Master Race” - with the focus of the story centering on Jonathan Kent - the second child of Superman and Wonder Woman. Also confirmed to return is Carrie Kelly - the former Robin and Bruce Wayne’s second in command who has matured into the role of Batwoman

Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child will hit stores on December 11.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

TGS 2019: Death Stranding: "Briefing" trailer and new poster showcased by Kojima Productions!

One of the most highly anticipated games of the this year naturally gets its showcase and presentation at the Tokyo Game Show, and Hideo Kojima and his game developing company Kojima Productions were on hand to show a brand new trailer for their upcoming new game "Death Stranding" - which stars Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lea Seydoux in an open world action game where even more bizarre and unique visuals to be expected from the man who made Metal Gear were unveiled!

Death Stranding – Official Briefing Trailer | TGS 2019

If this isn't enough, here's the entire presentation with Kojima and crew showing off gameplay too!

Death Stranding hits exclusively for Playstation 4 on November 8, 2019!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

TGS 2019: Check out the new Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer from Square Enix

There's PLENTY to be excited about in the world of video games if you're a gamer, as the annual Tokyo Game Show gaming expo and convention is currently ongoing and previewing some of the most anticipated new games and innovations coming to your favorite platforms and systems.

Naturally, Japanese RPG and gaming developer Square Enix is present to showcase their latest offerings and upcoming releases - and among them is a brand new trailer for their highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake - which arrives for Playstation 4 early next year and will be the "First Part" of an episodic release for the revival of the classic JRPG that originally hit the Sony Playstation in 1997!

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Tokyo Game Show 2019 Trailer

And if that's not enough, check out the Japanese version of the trailer too!


Final Fantasuy VII Remake will be released on March 3, 2020!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hailee Steinfeld eyed as Kate Bishop for Marvel Studios' Hawkeye

Looks like Marvel Studios has set its sights on their Kate Bishop for the MCU, as Variety reports that Academy Award nominated actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld has been tapped to play Kate Bishop in Marvel and Disney's upcoming "Hawkeye" TV Series for Disney Plus!

Steinfeld, who got her nomination from her breakout role as Mattie Ross in "True Grit" and also starred in last December's "Bumblebee", will be joining veteran MCU actor Jeremy Renner in the series - who reprises his role as the original Hawkeye Clint Barton. A member of the Young Avengers, Kate Bishop first appeared in the eponymous series as one of the founding members of teenage superheroes gathering together to honor the memory of the Avengers. She has since come into her own as a hero, sharing the name "Hawkeye" with the blessing of her mentor and fellow archer Clint Barton.

This will be Hailee's second Marvel character to play if ever, as she also voiced Spider-Gwen/ Gwen Stacy in the Academy Award winning animated film "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse"! No word yet on when the exact release date of "Hawkeye" will be, but it's expected to come to Disney Plus on 2021.

Monday, September 9, 2019

"9/9/99" The Sega Dreamcast Twenty Years Later

A beloved platform from the sixth generation of video game consoles is officially remembered this day, as the North American release of the "Sega Dreamcast" officially happened twenty years ago. This unique gaming system was fondly remembered for being the first 128-bit console out in the market before the release of the Playstation 2, Gamecube, and Xbox, and had stellar titles in its library such as Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Skies of Arcadia, Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Resident Evil: Code Veronica, and of course the first two Shenmue games by legendary developer Yu Suzuki.

The legacy of the Dreamcast still remains among gamers who were very dedicated to its selection of games and the ambitions the system had which helped pave the way for many conventions enjoyed in today's gaming world. Despite having a huge controller - it was sufficient and also featured a VMU or Visual Memory Unit that could act as a separate device you could play minigames with besides storing memory and acting as a visual aid to a specific game. At the time of its US launch which was months before the PS2, it enjoyed a good run and success in the market - before ultimately losing to its competition and eventually being discontinued in March of 2001.

The Sega Dreamcast 20 years later 9-9-99 | MVG

Here's a pretty awesome retrospective on the Dreamcast by Modern Vintage Gamer - just in time for the anniversary celebration.

Happy 20 years, Sega Dreamcast!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

"Joker" wins prestigious "Golden Lion Award" at Venice Film Festival

Send in the clown, because he just won the top prize at this year's Venice Film Festival!

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, "Joker" has nabbed the "Golden Lion" award from the annual film fest this Saturday - adding another feather to its cap and yet another prestigious accolade that makes it one of the most anticipated films everyone is looking forward to next month! The unlikely comic book movie that tells the origin story of Batman's greatest nemesis is directed by "The Hangover" and "War Dogs" helmer Todd Phillips, and stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck - a failed stand up comedian and clown who is caught in the turbulent times of 1981 Gotham City, driving him to insanity and leading him to the path of becoming the Clown Prince of Crime the city will soon fear.

Phillips commented and thanked "Warner Bros. and DC for stepping out of their comfort zone and taking such a bold swing on me and this movie." He also said of his lead star - "There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is the fiercest and brightest and most open-minded lion I know. Thank you for trusting me with your insane talent."

Joker opens in theaters in the Philippines on October 3 courtesy of Warner Bros. Philippines.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Insomniac Games' Spider-Man for the Playstation 4 was released a year ago today

One year ago today, Insomniac Games released one of the most ambitious action-adventure video games that featured a certain friendly neighborhood wall-crawling hero... And came away literally swinging with flying colors. Yes, the now classic "Marvel's Spider-Man" came out for the Playstation 4 this day in 2018 - and a lot of us remember our first moments playing this and truly experiencing how it is to be Spider-Man and dive into his world full of quirks, villains, and twists while maintaining that life long adage he learned from his late Uncle Ben that "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility".

Just in case you haven't played this amazing game yet, the "Game of the Year" edition has been out since last week and includes all of the released DLC - including "The City That Never Sleeps" and extra costumes.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition - Accolades Trailer | PS4

Insomniac Games' success with the game has also led them to be officially acquired by Sony themselves. Looking forward to future Spidey games!

Friday, September 6, 2019

ICYMI: SNK's Terry Bogard is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!


After teasing that their next DLC fighter would be revealed, Nintendo has announced via their recent Nintedo Direct reveal video that SNK's own mascot fighter Terry Bogard will be the next Smash Fighter to be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

You know him as the hero of the Fatal Fury and one of the main stars of The King of Fighters series, now see him duke it out with the rest of the stars of Smash Bros.!

Terry Bogard in Smash Bros. Ultimate REVEAL TRAILER

Terry will be smashing his way to SSBU as the latest DLC fighter this November!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

First "Birds of Prey and Harley Quinn" teaser is packed with "It: Chapter Two" in theater!

If you plan on going to theaters to catch "It: Chapter Two" (and YOU SHOULD as I REALLY enjoyed the film and reviewed it too!), then Warner Bros. has a special and exclusive treat for you! Packed along screenings of the film is THE FIRST TEASER for "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" - which opens next year and will feature the return of Margot Robbie as Dr. Harleen Quinzel, aka Harley Quinn!

As Variety reported, it's EXCLUSIVE for now in screenings for "It: Chapter Two", so go see it in theaters!

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits theaters on February 2020!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Batman: Arkham Knight is FREE on Playstation Plus this month

It's a great year to be a Batman fan. Not only is the Caped Crusader celebrating his 80th Anniversary, but there's PLENTY of other occasions to be happy and be proud about if you're a long time follower of Bruce Wayne and his war against crime and the forces of darkness.

Last month marked the 10th Anniversary of "Batman: Arkham Asylum" - Warner Bros. Games and Rocksteady Studios' first foray into the Dark Knight and his world with an adventure seeing our hero trapped with his worst adversaries inside the institution dedicated to the criminally insane. It was a near open-world third person adventure that allowed players to play as Bats - with access to his tech and fighting prowess while navigating him to cull the uprising inside Arkham Asylum and stop his eternal archnemesis The Joker once and for all.

To say that and its sequel "Batman: Arkham City" are masterpieces are nothing short of classics is one thing. The latter game upped the ante with making a section of Gotham the titular replacement facility, and opening Batman up to a bigger world of exploration and adventure that only saw fans hungry for more... Which they got with "Batman: Arkham Knight".

Batman: Arkham Knight -- Gameplay Trailer | PS4

Released over four years ago, "Batman: Arkham Knight" pushes the stakes even higher for Gotham City by plunging it into a "No Man's Land" scenario and forcing Batman to "even the odds" with a new souped up Batsuit, more tech, and a brand new Batmobile that is introduced as a new gameplay element for the sequel. If you haven't played this game and are just new to Playstation 4 - this is the perfect time to dive in and experience how to "Be The Batman".

Batman: Arkham Knight is Playstation's "FREE PS Plus Game" for September 2019 along with "Darksiders III". For more details, visit the official Playstation Blog.