Thursday, January 31, 2019
It's BIG NEWS for the world of DC Films in both good and bad ways, as The Hollywood Reporter reports that both Matt Reeves' "The Batman" and the James Gunn directed "The Suicide Squad" are dated for 2021 by Warner Bros!
The latter film in particular will be directed by the former Guardians of the Galaxy director - who was controversially fired last year from directing "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" and has now moved over to the "Distinguished Competition" - namely DC Films and is writing the screenplay AND directing what is being called "The Suicide Squad" - a relaunch instead of a direct sequel to the 2016 villain's film. Meanwhile, Margot Robbie will be immediately reprising her famous role as Harley Quinn in 2020 in the spin-off "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)".
Following months of speculation and rumors, it looks like Ben Affleck is out as Batman officially - as Matt Reeves "The Batman" is pushing forward on its summer 2021 release date and fixing on a new Caped Crusader to take on the helm. Affleck tweeted on his official Twitter page: "Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life.".
The Batman hits on June 25, 2021, while The Suicide Squad arrives on August 6, 2021.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Looks like Zack Snyder is returning to his roots and joining the Netflix brigade of featured film presentations, as The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Batman v Superman and Justice League director's next project will be another zombie film called "Army Of The Dead" - which was originally a project by Warner Bros. but is now under the popular streaming service. No release date has been given nor any other details other than the film being set in Las Vegas and following a group of survivors pulling off a big heist. Also, Snyder started his directing career with 2004's "Dawn of the Dead" remake - so it's a big full circle move for the director.
Hopefully we'll learn more about "Army of the Dead" in the coming months ahead.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Following Margot Robbie's unexpected Instagram post revealing her first look back as Harley Quinn, Warner Bros. has released a quick teaser for their upcoming DC Films' movie "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" - which hits next year and not only brings back the Suicide Squad fan favorite, but also introduces us to new heroes and villains in the DCEU - primarily the Birds of Prey in Huntress and Black Canary and the notorious Black Mask!
Check out the teaser below, which simply says "See You Soon".
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits theaters on February 2020.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Literally announcing that she's back in one of her famous roles to date, actress Margot Robbie has taken to her Instagram to reveal the first teaser image of her back as Harley Quinn for the DC Films' movie "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" - which will be out February next year! Sporting a new look and a dog collar which ironically says "Bruce", this is one return fans will be happy to see as the mischievous clown gal pairs up with the likes of Black Canary and Huntress!
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 2020!
Sunday, January 27, 2019
THE MAIN MAN IS COMING TO KRYPTON! Via his own Instagram page, actor Emmett J. Scanlan has revealed one of our first looks at the DC Character Lobo - the popular alien bounty hunter who will be making his live action debut in the second season of the Superman prequel series "Krypton". Of course, the actor is VERY MUCH looking the part and will undoubtedly please fans of "The Main Man", who was a staple of 90's "grim and gritty" and is still popular to this day!
Catch Lobo in Krypton Season 2 when it premieres on SyFy later this year.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Before Peter Jackson helped make "Middle-Earth" a blockbuster epic and household name with his film adaptations of J.R.R Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit", there was the man behind the books - and his story will be told this year with Dome Karukoski directing and David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford behind the screenplay, and actor Nicholas Hault as the young Tolkien.
Entertainment Weekly has released the first few images of "Tolkien", which is due out on May 10 by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Friday, January 25, 2019
It's FINALLY HERE, ladies and gents! 21 years after the release of the original game for the Playstation, Resident Evil 2 is given new life in a remake that is NOW AVAILABLE for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC! Telling the story and putting players in control of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, the survivors end up in a horrific nightmare as Raccoon City succumbs to a viral outbreak that sets loose zombies and bio-organic monstrosities. Much like the 1998 original, it's back to Survival Horror - except everything old is new again with new mechanics, twists to familiar themes, and a totally new experience worth reliving!
Resident Evil 2 is now available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC! I picked up the Collector's Edition with the Map, Soundtrack, and Leon Statue! Have you gotten yours yet?
Thursday, January 24, 2019
As the superhero shows of the Arrowverse settle back to their regular scheduled programming following the winter break, The CW has released the very first photo (via CBR) of actor Jon Cryer as "Lex Luthor" - sporting a beard and will be making his first appearance in Supergirl on the March 7th episode "O Brother, Where Art Thou?".
This isn't Cryer's first rodeo in a Superman related role, as the actor played the nephew of Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor in "Superman IV: The Quest For Peace". How things come full circle!
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
With The Academy releasing their nominations for the 91st Academy Awards online (which you can check out on Facebook), Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel have a good reason to celebrate - as the highly praised "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" has been nominated for "Best Animated Feature"! The animated film that sees the introduction of Miles Morales as he meets Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, and a whole multiverse of Spider-Men has been a certified hit and even won a Golden Globe, so it goes without saying that this is a WELL DESERVED nomination and hopefully it nabs the Academy Award next month!
Congratulations on the Oscar Noms, and good luck Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse!
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
There's more reason for fans of T'Challa and Wakanda to shout "Wakanda Forever" - as The Academy released their official nominations for the 2019 Oscars (which you can check out on Facebook) - and Black Panther has been nominated for "Best Picture" - making it THE FIRST superhero film AND the first African-American led superhero film to hold that honor! Big congratulations are in order to director Ryan Coogler, star Chadwick Boseman and the rest of the cast, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and the rest of the team that brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe to life for this!
Good luck "Black Panther" on the 91st Academy Awards!
Monday, January 21, 2019
It's truly hard to imagine that come a few days from now, the long awaited remake of Resident Evil 2 will finally hit current generation consoles and PC - bringing a newly reimagined version of the title to gamers from this generation and those who grew up with the original. Speaking of that - today marks the 21st anniversary of the release of "Resident Evil 2" for the original Sony Playstation. On this January 21st in 1998 - gamers finally got the long awaited follow-up to the 1996 classic that helped redefine horror and adventure into a new genre called "Survival Horror" and sprucing things up by not only putting its setting in a city plagued by the undead, but by adding more replay value and mechanics that greatly improved upon its predecessor.
The game - focusing on an RPD rookie cop named Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, the younger sister of RE1 lead Chris Redfield, would see both playable characters enter Raccoon City just as the zombie outbreak commenced - forcing both to find shelter in the Raccoon City Police Department. Unfortunately things take a turn for the worse as the city is all but dead and overrun, and the survivors look for a way to escape while also discovering at the same time the secrets and people behind the chaos unleashed in The Umbrella Corporation.
So even until this day, Resident Evil 2 remains a product of its time yet is beholden by many as one of the best Survival Horror games and sequels ever produced. That legacy is what drove many fans to request a remake after the success of the 2002 Resident Evil Remake - and that time is now with the upcoming release of Resident Evil 2 (2019). I along with the rest of the world cannot wait to see what lies in store with the new reimagining of a classic.
And here I am all celebratory and prepared for the new remake. HAPPY 21 YEARS, RESIDENT EVIL 2!
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Fans of Spider-Man's iconic black suit costume, specifically the Symbiote that eventually becomes Venom, will be happy to know that Marvel is revisiting that period when the wallcrawler used it as his default outfit - as Newsarama details that legendary writer Peter David will team up with artist Greg Land in the aptly titled "Symbiote Spider-Man" - a five issue miniseries that begins this April and sees Spidey with the alien costume he got from the "Secret Wars" facing off against a classic villain who has not fought him in that attire - the master of illusions himself, Mysterio!
Evidently the choice of villain is timely, as Mysterio will be played by actor Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming Spider-Man film "Spider-Man: Far From Home" this July!
Symbiote Spider-Man #1 hits comic book shops this April!
Saturday, January 19, 2019
It's been a couple of years since John Wick: Chapter 2 exploded into theaters and brought back the reluctant hitman to fight against new threats - but a new wave of enemies have come to pull him back in a world he thought he put far behind him... As the first poster and trailer to "John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum" has arrived c/o Lionsgate and seeing Keanu Reeves back as the titular character.
John Wick: Chapter 3 will be released on May 2019.
Friday, January 18, 2019
On the evening of January 17 at Los Angeles, the entire world got their first taste at the next battle that would determine the fates of Earthrealm and beyond, as Netherrealm Studios and Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon unveiled new details in their "Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal" event!
If you missed out on watching this, the good folks at MK have uploaded the entire replay event at YouTube - where you can check out the reveals, the announcements, the fatalities, and of course a taste of which Kombatants are coming to the new sequel!
Alternatively, you can also check out these highlight trailers focusing on the story prologue, gameplay, and behind the scenes stuff too!
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Now, it appears there is an actual teaser trailer to that upcoming film - which is set in the same universe as the 1984 classic and its 1989 sequel that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and the late Harold Ramis - has a teaser trailer to its name... And it shows a very familiar vehicle that many Ghostbusters fans will recognize.
Check out the teaser below, and for more details - visit Entertainment Weekly for the exclusive report.
The new Ghostbusters film is set for a Summer 2020 release.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
After patiently waiting for news and teases on the next adventure for a certain webslinging hero that takes him around parts of Europe on a school vacation, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has unveiled along with Sony Pictures and Marvel the very first poster and trailer to "Spider-Man: Far From Home"!
Once again directed by Jon Watts and as the sequel to 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - the movie will deal with Peter Parker/ Spider-Man as his European tour without heroics is cut short by none other than Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) - who asks the webhead for help in dealing with some very powerful elemental forces causing terror across the continent.
Also starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio and featuring the return of several key characters like Aunt May (Marissa Tomei), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), Ned Leeds (Jacon Batalon), and MJ (Zendaya), Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters by Columbia Pictures Philippines on July this year!
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
In what certainly is one impressive wave for the King of the Seven Seas and his newfound success in the hollywood box office, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that "Aquaman" has passed $1 Billion mark, surpassing expectations and ranking in #2 in the highest-grossing DC Films only behind 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises"! That means the numbers will only continue to grow, and this is great news for the DC Extended Universe moving forward as Jason Momoa's solo flick as Arthur Curry/ Aquaman has done wonders under the direction of director James Wan - who sent a special thank you to fans worldwide as well as the cast and crew of the film.
“Firstly, Massive LOVE and THANK YOU to the fans and audiences around the world. Humbled by the way you’ve embraced ‘Aquaman’ and how it has resonated on a global scale. I’ll forever be indebted to Jason for turning Aquaman into one of the coolest, cinematic Super Heroes ever, and becoming the gold standard for this character for generations to come. Huge thank you to the amazing cast—Amber, Patrick, Nicole, Yahya, Willem, Temuera, Dolph, Ludi—for breathing life into our beloved characters. And, of course, this movie wouldn’t be what it is without the incredible achievement of everyone involved, from the heads of department to every single crew member, who demanded utmost excellence in helping design and create this cinematic experience.”
Also coinciding with the good news, the official end credits sequence for Aquaman has been released online by Filmograph and Vimeo, which you can watch below.
Aquaman is currently still playing in theaters!
Monday, January 14, 2019
After building up the hype and anticipation for over a year since the seventh season ended in 2017, HBO is ready to tell the final arc and episodes of "Game of Thrones" - their wonderful and epic medieval fantasy series adapted from George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels. To that end, a new teaser - entitled the "Crypts of Winterfell" - reunites Jon Snow with Sansa and Arya Stark, as they stroll through the catacombs of the Stark castle Winterfell as the voices of Lyanna Stark, Caitlyn Stark, and Ned Stark whisper on and a cold chill blows over serving as a sign of the Great War to come.
Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on April 18, with the entire season comprising of six full length episodes to wrap up the series.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Blazing a trail of bullets and bodies for his ongoing brand of justice against criminals and the underworld, Jon Bernthal reprises his role as Frank Castle - as he once again bears the skull insignia and fights enemies new and old in the second season of "The Punisher" - which will hit Netflix this January.
If you haven't seen the new poster and trailer, here there are - showing the Castle will face off against an "Alt+Right" villain in John Pilgrim, and the returning Billy Russo as well.
The Punisher will premiere and stream on Netflix starting January 18.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Nearly thirty years after it was first published and released as a sequel of sorts to the anime film "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack", Sunrise is officially adapting the novel series "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" - which follows the adventures of Bright Noa's son Hathaway - who has joined a terrorist organization called "Mufti" and attacks the Earth Federation in their quest for vengeance for past transgressions. This film is the first of a planned anime trilogy adaptation, and is the second "UC NexT 0100 Project" that features tales from the original "Universal Century" Gundam timeline.
Check out the first trailer below.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Following on the footsteps of a critically acclaimed animated series based on DC's flagship hero is no small feat, let alone being a drastic idea of a sequel that pushes forward some decades past The Dark Knight's prime and seeing a new successor take on the mantle of the bat altogether. That pretty much sums up 1999's "Batman Beyond" - the futuristic sequel to "Batman The Animated Series" and "The New Batman Adventures" and created by the triple threat team of Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett. Set primarily in the year 2039, the story follows Terry McGinnis - a young teenager living in Neo-Gotham who meets the elderly Bruce Wayne and stumbles upon his secrets during his days as the Caped Crusader. After crime and corruption claim the life of Terry's father and circumstances see the need for new blood to defend his city, Bruce reluctantly takes the headstrong youth under his wing and trains him to become the new Batman.
Released in 1999, Batman Beyond became a critical and commercial success - thanks in no small part to the brilliant writing and animation put together by the team of Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and the rest of Warner Bros. Animation. Reprising his role as Bruce Wayne of course is Kevin Conroy - the voice of Batman - who plays the mentor role this time around as the spotlight now turns to Terry McGinnis/ Batman Beyond, who is voiced by Will Friedle.
As someone who grew up idolizing and admiring the adventures of the one true Batman, Batman Beyond is undoubtedly a worthy follow-up to the saga of The Dark Knight and now stands with its own legacy 20 years later. The show has spawned various merchandise, toys, and multiple comic book sequel series and spin-offs, and has become a part of the DC Multiverse canon altogether. As Frank Miller told the story of an elderly Bruce Wayne returning to fight crime in his "Dark Knight" universe of stories, Bruce Timm and Paul Dini have done the same with Old Man Wayne in their DC Animated Universe and giving him a worthy successor in Terry McGinnis. If you haven't watched this show - you are truly missing out. As they would say in 2039 - it is very "Schway".
Thursday, January 10, 2019
After a long time requesting for a "demo" of the game, Resident Evil fans are finally going to get just that at the comforts of their own console and home as Capcom has officially announced that their upcoming "Resident Evil 2" remake is getting a "1-Shot Demo" this week. In other words, players will FINALLY get their chance to try out this brand new reimagining of the 1998 sequel powered by the RE Engine before the full game comes out the end of the month... And this demo sees release for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC Steam this January 11th!
There is a catch however for those playing this demo - you only have 30 MINUTES to play through it and guide Leon S. Kennedy through the horrors of the Raccoon City outbreak and beyond. That means that the clock is ticking and you won't have any time to explore and kill every enemy on sight. The demo becomes unplayable after your thirty minutes are up, and while that may be a bit disappointing to know - there will be a special new trailer that will play right after you're done with things at least. If you plan to download and try, be sure to between January 11 to 31!
Resident Evil 2 arrives for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25th!
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Following the release of a brand new set of posters and a "Special Look" trailer, Marvel Studios has also released a new featurette for "Captain Marvel" - the twenty first film in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe that sees Brie Larson assuming the role of Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel and the origins of the intergalactic superhero explored in the film.
Here's a brand new featurette that takes a look behind the scenes of the first MCU film for 2019!
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March this year!
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Hitting theaters in just two months and bringing the next installment of the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe closer to its "Endgame" of Phase Three, Marvel Studios has released a brand new set of promotional material for "Captain Marvel" - which stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers - a human pilot with Kree Powers and a mysterious past who's origin story is set in the 90's - which sees Carol teaming up with a younger Nick Fury and Agent Coulson to take on the threat of the Skrulls!
Take a look at the new "Special Look" trailer here!
Also, Dolby Cinema, Real D 3D (Above), and IMAX have released their batch of posters for the film online - which you can check out at the Captain Marvel Facebook page!
Captain Marvel hits theaters this March!!!
Monday, January 7, 2019
In what is very much a WELL DESERVED WIN for one of 2018's most critically acclaimed films, Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel's "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" won "Best Motion Picture - Animated" at this year's Golden Globes!
Check out the full backstage interview with the filmmakers - which includes Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Avi Arad right here.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Full Backstage Interview - Golden Globes 2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
It looks like Matt Reeves may finally start work proper on that long delayed standalone Batman film he has been tapped to make, as a report by The Hollywood Reporter now states that "The Batman" will be starting production this coming November. Rumors have been swirling that the film will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne/ Batman - with Ben Affleck, the current Dark Knight of the DC Extended Universe and former director attached to the film, reportedly not set to star in the film. That supports some other rumors that Affleck is leaving the role of the Caped Crusader altogether, but take all of that with a grain of salt - as this is not yet set in stone and anything can happen between now and the reported production date.
No release date has been given for "The Batman".
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Those who have been enjoying DC Entertainment's highly successful "DC Universe Original Movie" line-up of animated films may be getting one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novel adaptations very soon, as a two-part animated movie adaptation of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's "Batman: The Long Halloween".
According to a report by Revenge of the Fans, the 1996 graphic novel series that follows Batman's alliance with Jim Gordon and Harvey Dent - all while facing the criminal underworld while seeing the rise of the first supervillains and the murders orchestrated by the mysterious serial killer known only as "Holiday" - who attacks major players and criminals on key holidays like Halloween and New Year's Eve.
No release date or other details have been released on the possible "Batman: The Long Halloween" adaptation, but expect "Batman Hush" to hit this year in time for Batman's 80th Anniversary.
Friday, January 4, 2019
After her successful debut in the "Elseworlds" crossover that happens annually for the Arrowverse, The CW has ordered a pilot for "Batwoman". As reported by EW, the latest addition to the "DC on the CW" series of DC Universe focused TV Shows will have David Nutter of "Game of Thrones" fame serving as director. Ruby Rose will once again reprise her role as Kate Kane/ Batwoman - the cousin of Bruce Wayne who follows in Batman's footsteps and becomes a crimefighter herself defending Gotham City against the criminal and corrupt.
No release date has been given on the release of Batwoman yet.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Finally setting a release date to the follow up season of the successful Marvel TV Series spin-off, Netflix has announced that the second season of "The Punisher" will be released on January 18 - just in time for the other new shows hitting the popular streaming service.
Check out the date announcement teaser below.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
With 2019 now marching on and the days going by so fast that we'll be reaching those much anticipated films before we know it, Marvel Studios has released a brand new motion poster for "Captain Marvel" - the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film coming out this year and the first female lead entry by Marvel Studios that has Brie Larson playing the titular role. Set in the mid 90's, the superhero tale will see Carol Danvers' mysterious origins explored - her ties with Earth and the Kree as well as how she gained her fantastic abilities that arguably make her one of the most powerful heroes the galaxy has ever known.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
It's been a while everyone... I went on a mini hiatus again and it was a much needed break from blogging and sharing updates (which I still do in my Facebook page Timzster). As the times move onward things change, and for this blog there may be times I won't be able to write or share stuff - but that doesn't mean there won't be any activity! So do follow me in my social media channels on Facebook and Twitter!
Also since it's an annual tradition, here's a highlight poster/ collage of almost ALL THE THINGS I've done in 2018. Made this past New Year’s Eve, I made this to celebrate and honor the many things I’ve had in cosplay, conventions, and life. I’m not going break that and just before we say goodbye to 2018, here’s a MEGA POSTER to celebrate all the adventures I’ve had with family and friends alike! From Batman to Spider-Man, Metal Gear Solid and Star Wars, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, and going toAsiaPOP Comicon Manila and my first international con in New York Comic Con - SO MUCH to be thankful for despite the ups and downs that have happened. I look forward to what 2019 brings with the rest of you! HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!🎉❤️🎄🙏🏻