Thursday, February 28, 2019

X-Men: Dark Phoenix: New poster and trailer showcases Jean Grey's dark transformation

In what is surely the greatest challenge the X-Men yet, one of their own will manifest a dark transformation that not only reignites an old conflict - but may spell the end of mutantkind and the rest of humanity as we know it.

After months since the very first teaser trailer was unleashed worldwide, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have now released the brand new poster and trailer for "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" - the fourth new timeline X-Men film that sees James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and the rest of the prequel cast return - as well as Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner reprising her role as Jean Grey. Set in the 90's, this is the film saga's second attempt at portraying the legendary "Dark Phoenix" saga - and it may be the most dangerous threat yet for the mutants.

Dark Phoenix | Official Trailer

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be unleashed worldwide this June.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

More Pokemon appear in brand new "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu" trailer

Pokemon fans are going to be in for a live-action ride a few months from now, as Warner Bros. Pictures team up with Legendary Pictures and The Pokemon Company to bring a different kind of adventure in "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu" - which sees a wise cracking Pikachu team up with a young man named Tim Goodman - who is searching for his detective father Harry. Together, the unlikely duo go off in an adventure that sees familiar and beloved Pokemon make their live-action debut for the very first time.

Check out the new trailer now - with more backstory surrounding the amnesianic Detective Pikachu and Tim meeting other Pokemon like Bulbasaur and MewTwo!

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu – Official Trailer 2

Directed by Rob Letterman and starring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the titular character, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 9 in the Philippines courtesy of Warner Bros. Philippines!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Resident Evil Remake, 0, and 4 heading to Nintendo Switch this May

After being teased during the initial build up to the release of the very popular and now available "Resident Evil 2" remake, Capcom is about to deliver on their promise of yet again re-releasing three Resident Evil classics - this time for the Nintendo Switch and putting these titles "On The Go" for the console hybrid!

Announced on the official Resident Evil Twitter page, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil Remake, and Resident Evil 4 will once again see the light of day as portable editions of their HD Remasters are brought to the Switch this May. All versions were previously re-released for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC a few years ago, but now it's getting its time to shine in Nintendo's very popular Switch system - which is literally an on the go kind of device you can take and play anywhere.

 Resident Evil 0, Remake, and 4 will be released on May 21st.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Oscars 2019 Recap: Celebrating some noteworthy winners from 2018's best movies!

And just like that - the 91st annual Academy Awards have wrapped up and LOTS of entries that were nominated to win certain categories nabbed their respective prizes - including of course "Black Panther", "Bohemian Rhapsody", and the fan favorite animated film "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse"! While you can check the full list of winners either at The Academy's Facebook page or even Wikipedia, the three films mentioned above won stellar awards. Let's start with 2018's first Marvel Cinematic Universe entry and THE FIRST MARVEL STUDIOS FILM to earn Oscars gold!

While not winning the highly coveted "Best Picture" category (that went to "Green Book"), "Black Panther" still won THREE CATEGORIES in the Academy Awards - particularly for "Best Costume Design", "Best Production Design", and "Best Original Score"!

Meanwhile Rami Malek, who portrayed the legendary Freddie Mercury in the music biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" - took home the "Best Actor" award for his over-the-top performance! Exceptional! The film also won the most awards - including "Best Sound Editing", "Best Sound Mixing", and "Best Film Editing"!

And of course, what is arguably a personal favorite as well as many others, is Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse winning "Best Animated Feature Film"! That couldn't have gone to any other animated movie than this - the PERFECT love letter to Spider-Man and his amazing fanbase! The late Stan Lee and Steve Ditko would be proud.

And speaking of Stan, he was among those remembered by The Academy in the annual "In Memoriam" tribute.

Oscars 2019 In Memoriam
Congratulations to The Academy Award winners!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Super Street Fighter II Turbo turned 25 years this weekend

One of the most prominent entries in Capcom's long running Street Fighter series just turned 25 this weekend, as Super Street Fighter II Turbo (also known as Super Street Fighter II X - Grand Master Challenge) was released back in arcades in Japan and North America on February 23, 1994. The game - one of the last real updates of Street Fighter II before it made its evolutionary jump to the Alpha/ Zero and Street Fighter III, was the first to introduce several mainstay concepts and changes in the series - including the "Super Meter", new character animations, and the debut of Akuma/ Gouki - the master of the Satsui No Hadou and the brother of Ryu and Ken's master, Gouken .

Super Street Fighter II Turbo Arcade Intro HD

Despite getting successors and newer titles, SSF2T is still going strong in conventions, tournaments, and other events that host fighting games - with many pro fighting game players still preferring to play this game for the sake of nostalgia and other reasons. In fact, a couple of tournaments were held in different parts of the world by fans to honor the game's 25th Anniversary, as well as other upcoming events which you can read details at ST

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Captain Marvel: The Kree-Skrull conflict detailed in new "Intergalactic War" featurette

As the world prepares for the arrival of Carol Danvers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a few weeks, Marvel Studios has gone ahead and released a new featurette for "Captain Marvel" that dives into what exactly the stakes are in the prequel tale featuring the first signs of an alien conflict - namely the Kree-Skrull War and how that has come to our planet in the new featurette called "Intergalactic War".

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel | Intergalactic War Featurette

Also if you haven't seen it yet - here's a recorded livestream video featuring Goose the Cat!

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel - Goose the Cat LIVE!

Captain Marvel hits theaters internationally on March 6 and in the US on March 8!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring this April; Gives a special message to fans

Come April 15, one of the most recognizable faces in Nintendo for the past 15 years will be stepping down from the spotlight, as Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that he is indeed retiring - and is handing the "keys of the kingdom" to Doug Bowser (yes that's his last name). The man has literally made headlines since he stepped into E3 2004 and made a statement on behalf of the legendary video game company that publishes amazing games featuring iconic characters such as Mario, Link, Zelda, and Donkey Kong, and remained a stalwart presence moving the company forward with innovations like the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and today's Nintendo Switch.

Reggie's Retirement Speech

So long, farewell, and thank you Reggie! Happy retirement and you'll always be a Nintendo guy for life!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

DC Comics prepares to unlease a Zombie Apocalype in DCeased #1 this May

Following the footsteps of Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse treatment of the Marvel Universe in "Marvel Zombies" and even his critically acclaimed title "The Walking Dead", the DC Universe is about to be infested by hordes of the undead and even the superheroes are unable to deal with it effectively. That's where Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine come in for "DCeased" - a six issue miniseries that begins in May.

As detailed in IGN, DCeased will see a zombie plague that was originally developed by Darkseid go out of control - spreading to the DC Universe as we know it and catching a lot of the heroes, including Batman, off guard. What follows will be anyone's guess... But even The Dark Knight himself may be infected by this virus. Will his mind be able to battle this? We'll find out on May 1st.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow announces that she's retiring as Pepper Potts in the MCU

Looks like it truly is time for some of the familiar personalities of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to move on following whatever the events of Avengers: Endgame brings, as Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Gwyneth Paltrow has chimed in through Variety that she is planning to retire her Marvel Cinematic Universe character of Pepper Potts - the love interest and former secretary of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

“I mean, I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point. I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it. I was friend with [‘Iron Man’ director] Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first ‘Iron Man’ and then to watch how important it has become to fans.”

In the article, Paltrow didn't completely close doors and said could come back for a cameo or flashback.

"I feel honored to be a part of something that people are so passionate about,” she said. “Of course, if they said, ‘Can you come back for a day?,’ I will always be there if they need me.”

First appearing in 2008's Iron Man, Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper has been the heart and conscience beside RDJ's Tony, always counter-arguing his eccentric nature and willing to lend his boss/ boyfriend the support she can give him during his adventures as a superhero. She eventually becomes the CEO of Stark Industries while Tony is busy as the armored avenger, and eventually is proposed to by Stark and currently engaged during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. We'll find out soon enough if she will be in "Rescue" mode or otherwise when Avengers: Endgame hits this April.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ICYMI: The Punisher and Jessica Jones are officially cancelled in Netflix

It was an inevitability following the cancellation of the other Marvel Netflix shows, but after a month since the debut of The Punisher Season 2, Marvel and Netflix have officially announced that "The Punisher" and "Jessica Jones" have officially been cancelled. The final nail in the coffin of the end of the partnership between the streaming service giant and Disney came as these were the final two shows to still hold on and not get cancellation notices - but that all changed and was reported by Deadline along with the official statement addressing the non-renewals of the shows by Marvel themselves.

It was a good run, Frank and Jessica. Hopefully we'll see you again along with Matt Murdock/ Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand/ Iron Fist when Disney's streaming service comes up and hopefully brings you guys back.

Monday, February 18, 2019

ICYMI: Julia Chang and Negan are coming to Tekken 7 at the end of February

Revealed during this year's Evolution Championship Series tournament in Japan, Bandai Namco and Tekken series producer and lead Katsuhiro Harada unveiled a brand new trailer announcing the release dates of Julia Chang and Negan - the last two DLC characters coming to Season 2 of Tekken 7! Check out the trailer below, which sees Negan breaking the fourth wall of sorts!

Tekken 7 - Season Pass 2 : Julia Chang And Negan Trailer | PS4

Julia and Negan drop for Tekken 7 on February 28!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

New York Toy Fair '19: Hasbro unveils their new line-up of Marvel products

It's a great time to be a toy collector and a Marvel fan, as the New York Toy Fair is currently ongoing and showcasing some of the latest and greatest stuff that'll be coming out this year and beyond! Of course, eagle eyed Marvel fans are looking to what comes next from Hasbro in the Marvel Legends series - and from classic line-ups to figures based on the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

As seen in Cosmic Book News and Marvelous News,  an official showcase of preview pictures for the upcoming Marvel toys have been released  - including a look at the Spider-Man: Far From Home wave and some classic MCU faces that have yet to appear in 6" action figure form - including WWII Rescue Suit Captain America and Peggy Carter, and a Spider-Man: Homecoming two-pack that includes Spider-Man with a yellow jacket and MJ as played by Zendaya!

Also that's not to say the comic book side isn't getting any love - from Spider-Man characters like Julia Carpenter, Doppelganger, Hydro-Man, and The Scorpion getting releases, the X-MEN are also getting A LOT of new characters, and then ALEX ROSS versions of characters like Iron Man, Thor, and Cap are coming as well. 

There's plenty more to see and drool at via Marvelous News and Cosmic Book News! RIP WALLET!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

ICYMI: Transformers: War for Cybertron coming to Netflix in 2020

Fans of the Robots in Disguise will be happy to know that the series will be breathed new life courtesy of the popular streaming service Netflix, as they team up with Hasbro and Austin-based production company Rooster Teeth to make a new series of Transformers cartoon called "Transformers: War for Cybertron" - which will feature the Autobots and Decepticons battling it out in their home planet in a war that eventually goes interstellar if you know your franchise history.

No other specific details have been given save for who is working on the project as posted in Superherohype - but a 2020 release date window has been given for the show.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ben Affleck officially retires as Batman in Jimmy Kimmel Live

Looks like it’s FINALLY official.

Appearing in Jimmy Kimmel Live! and answering the question everyone has been asking since he retweeted support for Matt Reeves’ “The Batman”, Ben Affleck officially retired his cape and cowl for Batman for the forseable future as far as everyone knows. He won’t be appearing in the prequel film since Reeves is going to cast a younger actor in the part of Bruce Wayne/ Batman, & while he was initially set to direct and star before passing it to the Planet of the Apes’ films director, Affleck admitted that he couldn’t “crack the code” and just decided to move on from the role - which he started in 2016’s “Batman v Superman” and last played in 2017’s “Justice League”.

As a farewell to “Batfleck”, Jimmy Kimmel gave quite the ceromony segment in his latest episode with Ben present.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Shazam! Featurette gives a new look at the kid turned adult superhero!

Bringing one of DC Comics' magical powered heroes to life is no easy feat, but Warner Bros. and DC Films are teaming up with director David F. Sandberg and New Line Cinema to bring Billy Batson and his heroic alter ego to life in "SHAZAM!" - which stars Zachary Levi as the titular hero and the adult version of Asher Angel's kid character!

Courtesy of Warner Bros., here's a new featurette that explores the naive and kid at heart (literally) superhero as he learns what it means to be one!

SHAZAM! - Meet Shazam Featurette

SHAZAM! opens in theaters in the Philippines on April 4!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

First look at Jack Bannon as young Alfred in "Pennyworth"

Delivering another Batman prequel spin-off that comes after Fox's "Gotham" and in the 80th year of the Caped Crusader in popculture, Epix has released the first look of Jack Bannon as a young Alfred Pennyworth - in the first photo for "Pennyworth" released in the show's Twitter page.

The series will debut this June, and will consist of 10 one hour episodes chronicling the early days of the SAS agent who works as a bouncer and crosses paths with Thomas Wayne - the father of the future Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Captain Marvel: 90's themed website launched by Marvel

In what is certainly keeping of the setting of the film since it acts as a period film, Marvel Studios and Disney have launched the official "Captain Marvel" website - which is a throwback to the early days of the internet and how websites looked back in the day! You can check it out in this address!

Captain Marvel will hit theaters this March!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Avengers: Endgame promo image and leaked "Ronin" and "War Machine" action figures pics revealed

With New York Toy Fair coming up and so many promotional material slowly making their way online, new stuff that will catch the eye of Marvel fans waiting on "Avengers: Endgame" have sprouted online - including an official promo image (above) featuring the original six members of Earth's Mightiest Heroes as well as two leaked images of Ronin/ Hawkeye and War Machine sporting their new outfits and molded into action figure form for the upcoming 5" wave of Hasbro toys based on the film.

Care of Reddit and Imgur, Clint Barton/ Ronin and James "Rhodey" Rhodes/ Rhodey look close to what we expected from what has been seen in promo materials released in the past few months. The former in particular is a big departure mask wise from his comic book counterpart, but the other identity of Hawkeye will still play a crucial role in the follow-up to Infinity War and explain how the "Decimation" has motivated Clint to make the change. Rhodey on the other hand gets an armor upgrade - but how and why we'll still have to find out come a few months from now.

Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 24 in the Philippines and April 26 in the US.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Netflix reveals a brand new poster for "Ultraman"

Set to debut worldwide on April and giving fans a first glimpse at the new generation of heroes following their predecessor fathers and mentors, Tsuburaya Productions and Netflix have revealed a brand new poster for "Ultraman" - which features Ultraman, Ultraseven, and Ultraman Ace together and combating the forces of evil. The anime is adapted from the recently released manga sequel series that features Shin Hayata's son as the protagonist.

Ultraman is scheduled to hit Netflix on April 1st.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Danai Gurira will be departing "The Walking Dead" on Season 10

Fans of AMC's The Walking Dead best be prepared to say goodbye to another mainstay series regular, as The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Danai Gurira - who has played the badass sword wielding survivor Michonne - will be exiting the series come Season 10 of the critically acclaimed zombie drama series.

After debuting in Season 3 of the show and eventually becoming the love interest of Rick Grimes, Gurira has signed on to appear on a limited capacity in the show similar to her fellow co-star and Rick actor Andrew Lincoln - who recently left the series as a regular and will star in a trilogy of "Rick Grimes" movies for AMC. Vastly different from its comic book counterpart, The Walking Dead is now a show following the main thrust of the storyline of a group of survivors struggling to rebuild in a world dominated by the undead - yet now without Rick, Carl, and soon Michonne as well. Original character Daryl Dixon - played by Norman Reedus - serves as the new face of the ongoing series.

The Walking Dead resumes its ninth season this February 10th on AMC.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Aquaman arrives in digital and home video this March

After enjoying HUGE SUCCESS in theaters and becoming the highest grossing DC film with $1.1 Billion in the box office surpassing 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises", Warner Bros. and DC Films are prepared to release "Aquaman" in digital and home video - truly bringing the King of Seven Seas home and along with it much anticipated special features and extras that will add more depth to rewatching this DCEU experience again!

As reported in Superherohype, Aquaman will be released in Digital Media on March 5th, while the Blu-Ray and 4K releases arrive at the end of the month on March 26. That's enough time to prepare and get excited for the movie's release on home video, and see Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and director James Wan's majestic underwater adventure in the comfort of your own home.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Shaft: First poster and trailer unites three generations of Shaft!

Come June this year - THREE GENERATIONS OF SHAFT UNITE and will pretty much lay down justice and "Damn Right" to anyone that dares get in their way, as director Tim Story reunites Samuel L. Jackson and the legendary Richard Roundtree, and introduces newcomer Jessie Usher in a brand new "Shaft" movie - where the new generation teams up with the old ones to solve a case that requires all of their experience and groovy moves together!

SHAFT – Official Trailer [HD]

Shaft will be distributed by Warner Bros. and hits theaters June 14!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Justice League vs The Fatal Five trailer released

Set to hit this year as the next DC Animated Movie is the long running  "DC Universe Original Movie" series, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have released the very first trailer to "Justice League vs The Fatal Five" - which will introduce Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Star Boy and feature animation ala the "DC Animated Universe" and the iconic looks of the Justice League as they appeared in the animated series of the same name as well as "Justice League Unlimited" in the early 2000's AND featuring the voices of Kevin Conroy, George Newbern, and Susan Eisenberg back as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman respectively.

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five - Exclusive Trailer Debut

Here's the official synopsis, as well as the trailer from IGN:

"Justice League vs. The Fatal Five finds the fate of the earth hanging in the balance when the Justice League faces a powerful new threat – the Fatal Five! Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz. With her unwilling help, they aim to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus to carry out their sinister plan. But the Justice League has also discovered an ally from another time in the peculiar Star Boy – brimming with volatile power, could he be the key to thwarting the Fatal Five? An epic battle against ultimate evil awaits!"

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Captain Marvel: New International and Odeon Cinemas posters make it online

After getting a "Big Game" TV Spot and a train chase clip with bits of new footage included to tease audiences on what's coming next month, Marvel Studios has reeled out two new unique posters for "Captain Marvel" - which sees Brie Larson take on the role of Carol Danvers - who may quite possibly be the most powerful and marvelous hero that the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

As the movie gets more advertisement, here are two new posters - one exclusive to Odeon Cinemas (above) as featured in Comic Book Movie, and an international one sheet featuring all the big players including Nick Fury, Mar-Vell, and the rest of the characters in the film!

Monday, February 4, 2019

ICYMI: Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame "Big Game" TV Spots released

As the world still talks about the good and the bad that went down at this year's Super Bowl event (Super Bowl LIII/ 53 to be exact), two of Marvel Studios upcoming films were given new short teasers to hype up the fans looking forward to what's coming in the next few months. "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame" all got new bits of teasers and footage - revealing that we're going to have one heck of an epic superhero movie line-up to look forward to.

Here are the "Big Game" TV Spots released by Marvel.

Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - "Big Game" TV Spot

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame - Big Game TV Spot
The latter TV Spot shows that the remaining heroes are not giving up and fighting back - Cap's got his shield back.

Captain Marvel hits theaters this March, while Avengers: Endgame follows at the end of April.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 get official release dates

Following the news that Mission: Impossible "Rogue Nation" and "Fallout" director Christopher McQuarrie would be returning to direct the next two installments of the franchise, Deadline is now reporting that the untitled "Mission: Impossible 7 and 8" now have dates - specifically July 23, 2021 and August 5, 2022 - which will follow on the report that the two sequels may be shot back to back and be connected somehow. Tom Cruise of course will be returning as series lead Ethan Hunt.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Captain Marvel: New TV Spot and Train Chase Clip released

With about than a month to go before it hits theaters and jumpstarts the 2019 wave of Marvel Studios films, a new TV Spot and the very first clip for "Captain Marvel" have hit online - showing little bits of new footage and action that fans can expect from the twenty first film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Captain Marvel | TV Spot

Captain Marvel Train Chase Clip

Captain Marvel hits theaters this March!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Hobbs & Shaw: First trailer and poster of the "Fast & Furious" spinoff released

The world of the "Fast & Furious" just got a hell of a lot bigger after eight straight blockbuster movies following the adventures of Dominic Toretto and his "family", as Universal Pictures has officially released the first trailer and poster for "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" - which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham who reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw from the Fast & Furious films!

Seeing the two "Frenemies" team up is quite unexpected, but Hobbs & Shaw will have to put aside their differences in taking on Idris Elba's Brixton - a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist who bests Shaw's sister and is bent on unleashing an insidious bio-threat that could change humanity as we know it.

Fast and Furious: Hobbs & Shaw – Trailer 1 (Universal Pictures) HD

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw will be released in theaters in the Philippines on July 31 c/o United International Pictures Philippines through Columbia Pictures Philippines.