Sunday, March 31, 2019

ICYMI: Hot Toys reveals "Avengers: Endgame" Iron Man Mk LXXXV and Armored Thanos figures

As the world prepares to finally prepare for the Endgame of the first saga the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought upon us, Hong Kong based toy manufacturer Hot Toys and Marvel have revealed the first two figures for their "Avengers: Endgame" line of 1/6th scale action figures  - namely the Armored Thanos and the Mark LXXXV Iron Man!

First off the list of reveals is the newest iteration of the Iron Man that Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark will wear in the Mark LXXXV! The newest version of his armored persona sports the dominant Red and Gold colors, along with streaks of silver that has become a staple of the Armored Avenger's look. Plus shades of the Mark L live on in the nanotechnology with canons and blasters! You can check out more of the upcoming 1/6th scale figure at the Hot Toys album in Facebook!

Next up - THANOS! The Mad Titan returns with the Infinity Gauntlet and now sporting the armored look that was featured in the beginning of Infinity War, but now he looks like he's serious about protecting himself from whatever attack the surviving heroes will do. Plus that bladed weapon. Check out more in Hot Toys' album in their Facebook page!

Avengers: Endgame will hit theaters on April 24 internationally and April 26 in the US!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Happy 80 Years of Batman! Detective Comics #27 was released this day

Today officially marks the 80th Anniversary of The Batman's debut - as he appeared in the pages of Detective Comics #27 - which has a publication release date of May 1939 yet was out on the streets on March 30, 1939. Since appearing as "The Bat Man", the alter ego of Bruce Wayne has gone through several adventures and an evolution through the years - from an established Caped Crusader to becoming the Dark Knight Detective who upholds his mission to avenge the death of his parents by fighting injustice and swearing never to become like the cowardly and superstitious criminals he fights every day of his life.

Detective Comics #1000 was also released this week - so you should go out and get a copy to join in the celebration! DC  is also holding a special commemoration at Wonder Con and participating comic shops to honor our favorite Dark Knight! Happy 80 years to The Batman!

Friday, March 29, 2019

ICYMI: Avengers: Endgame Chinese Poster showcases The Living and The Fallen

As April looms closer and we're literally just less than a month away from the conclusion to an epic saga brought fourth by 11 years of Marvel Movies storytelling, Marvel Studios has released a pretty interesting Chinese poster for "Avengers: Endgame" - which not only contains the surviving and living heroes, but those who were dusted or fell during Thanos' quest to collect the Infinity Stones and remove half the universe from existence. Below the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Captain Marvel, and Rocket Raccoon is the shadowy figures of Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and more... All reminders of the great mission the remaining have and will do "Whatever It Takes" to restore everything back to what it was.

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

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Star Wars Episode IX: Leaked retail poster and character pics surface online

Star Wars Celebration is still a few weeks away, but it looks like that won't stop the internet from releasing whatever juicy first looks we can gleam from the as of yet untitled "Star Wars Episode IX" - including a new retail poster and character pics that feature the first look at new costumes leads Rey, Finn,  and Poe have, new female characters Zorii and Jannah, as well as the returning Lando Calrissian! The retail poster also shows off Red Storm Troopers, the first look at the mysterious "Knights of Ren" that Kylo Ren leads, and C-3PO wielding Chewbacca's bowcaster and bandolier?

All this comes via Comic Book Movie (here and here), so it's a good guess that MORE stuff will be revealed as we inch closer to the Celebration, which is expected to officially reveal all the good stuff and possibly a trailer too!

Star Wars: Episode IX - Once again directed by J.J Abrams - will be released on December 2019.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Avengers: Endgame: 32 Character Posters and "We Lost" Featurette released

It's exactly ONE MONTH to go before the world finally gets to see "Avengers: Endgame" - the continuation of "Avengers: Infinity War" and how our heroes will do "Whatever It Takes" to stop Thanos and reverse the damage he has done to the universe. Of course, information has been scarce on the exact nature of the sequel's plot, and trailers released have been careful to show little to cryptic hints of how Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the survivors will rally against the Mad Titan.

However, Marvel has released a whopping 32 character posters - with the tag "Avenge The Fallen" and separating the surviving cast from those that have either perished or turned to dust because of Thanos' quest to collect and use the Infinity Stones to snap away half the universe from existence. The surprises of course range from those confirmed to survive the decimation - which includes Happy Hogan, Wong, and Valkyrie, while T'Challa's own sister Shuri is sadly confirmed to be among those dusted.

You can check out the rest of the posters in High-Res via the Marvel Studios Facebook page.

Also released is this new featurette where the cast talk about how the heroes experience and take the loss from Infinity War and try to go on through the events of Endgame.

Marvel Studios' Avengers Endgame | "We Lost" Featurette

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse: Wired presents "How Animators Created The Spider-Verse" feature

It's been a month since Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel Entertainment struck an Academy Award win with their beloved animated feature "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" - which won several other awards before nabbing the Oscar for "Best Animated Feature Film" and is arguably one of the best representations of Spider-Man and his multiple counterparts in the big screen. The movie is now out also in Digital and Blu-Ray, packed with several other extras and special features for fans to delve into.

To honor a great film, WIRED has also come up with a feature video that takes a look at how the animators of the animated film created Spider-Verse - bringing to life the likes of Miles Morales, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, and the rest of the web warriors.

How Animators Created the Spider-Verse | WIRED

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is now available in Digital Media and Blu-Ray.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home: New theatrical posters released

Literally going on a Euro Trip this July and ushering in a brand new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures, and Columbia Pictures have released THREE NEW POSTERS for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" - the brand new Spider-Man film that is a direct sequel to 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming"! Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, and will be going on a field trip to different parts of Europe along with his class - including Ned Leeds and MJ!

Check out the other two posters!

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters this July c/o Columbia Pictures Philippines!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Avengers: Endgame: High-Res image of new international banner poster revealed

After seeing a new trailer and poster featuring the surviving heroes banding together with determined resolve to take on Thanos and undo the damage he has done to the universe, a brand new international banner poster has been released in China for "Avengers: Endgame" - the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the final installment of Phase 3 which will end "The Infinity Saga" Marvel Studios has began since Iron Man in 2008.

Via Comic Book Movie, here is a textless high-res version of the new banner poster, which also features the return of Bruce Banner's Hulkbuster Iron Man armor!

Avengers: Endgame will be released internationally on April 24 and in the US on April 26!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Joker: Todd Phillips shares a brand new photo of Joaquin Phoenix in the role

Making good on his work to tease the upcoming standalone film that will see Joaquin Phoenix taking on the role of DC's villanous clown prince of crime, The Hangover and War Dogs director Todd Phillips has shared a brand new photo from the set of "Joker" - the standalone DC Film that is separate from the shared DC Extended Universe and which will see the origins of Batman's greatest adversary told in a new way.  Todd shared the new image via his Instagram - with the message "Editing" clearly spelling out that post production work is currently underway.

Joker is scheduled for release on October this year.

Friday, March 22, 2019

ICYMI: Check out the new theatrical poster and trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

After going through A LOT in the past two films and becoming "a hit" himself with a $14 Million Dollar contract on his head, Keanu Reeves is now on the run and using every skill in the book as a former hitman to survive in the brand new installment in the John Wick movie franchise - "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum". Check out the brand new poster and trailer to the movie - which also features Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, and Mark Dacascos in the new sequel.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019 Movie) New Trailer

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum will hit theaters on May this year.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Quentin Tarantino brings an all-star cast together in the first posters and trailer for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood"

One of the most acclaimed directors in Hollywood teams up with an all-star cast that definitely catches your eye, as Columbia Pictures has revealed the very first posters and trailer for Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood"  - an upcoming black comedy crime film that stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.

Set in Hollywood and the late 60's, the synopsis reads as follows: "In 1969 Los Angeles, around the same time of Charles Manson murders, a television actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry."

Quite the plot. Now let's see the teaser trailer.


Catch Once Upon A Time In Hollywood later this year c/o Columbia Pictures PH!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Konami announces new "Anniversary Collection" bundle, including Castlevania and Contra

Despite the controversy the company has faced with their focus on pachinko machines and what they did to Hideo Kojima, Konami is going to celebrate their 50th year in the industry by releasing a series of "Anniversary Collection" releases - with the first being a focus on Arcade Classics that include the Castlevania arcade game "Haunted Castle", "Life Force", "TwinBee", and three other titles. This will be released on April 18 for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC -so all platforms get a taste of old school retro action and games the publisher used to make.

That won't be the end of things however, as a Castlevania Anniversary Collection and a Contra Anniversary Collection have also been announced - bringing some four retro titles for each franchise back along with four unannounced ones as well, bringing a total of eight games for each released collection. Those are still awaiting release dates and more details, so visit the official Konami website for more information.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Kevin Feige dubs the first three phases of the MCU as "The Infinity Saga"

("Whatever It Takes" Fanmade poster via reddit user "Reddit/u/nsanespyro")

After releasing the covers to their issue spotlighting one of the most anticipated films of the year, Empire Magazine's feature on "Avengers: Endgame" has come online - and along with it a few trickles of information on why certain things were done to present this kind of scenario where the surviving heroes - including the original six members of the Avengers - were the ones to survive the Snap (which in itself was planned for the beginning of this movie, but instead was kept for the end of last year's Avengers: Infinity War).

One of the glaring reveals from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was that Endgame - the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe  - would be the culmination of what is dubbed as "The Infinity Saga". That means from Phases 1 to 3 - this journey from Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame will make up the 11 year story of how Earth's Mightiest Heroes gathered, how other parts of the universe were explored, and inevitably how Thanos orchestrated events that led to him collecting the Infinity Stones and bringing us to where we are right now. It is truly epic, and you can bet that there will be a box set collection in the future.

Feige said:

"We wanted to bring to a conclusion a series of movies in a way that had never been done before. Harry Potter had an ending because there were only so many books. Lord of the Rings too. But we thought, 22 movies in, wouldn’t it be fun to bring some finality to the storyline.”

You can read the rest of the bits of the Empire Magazine interview feature from Slash Film and Comic Book Movie.

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

Monday, March 18, 2019

ICYMI: Street Fighter V brings back the "Field of Fate" in brand new stage DLC

Fans of the Street Fighter saga who played "Street Fighter Alpha 2" and watched "Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie" will be very pleased with what's coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - as Capcom recently announced that the classic "Field of Fate" stormy weather grass stage will be making its grand return to the franchise as a new DLC stage players can purchase or redeem with Fight Money!

Check out the trailer below for a dose of nostalgia.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - Field of Fate DLC Stage trailer

The Field of Fate stage will go live with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition starting March 26 and will be sold for $1.99 or 40,000 FM!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

ICYMI: Empire Magazine reveals latest issue covers spotlighting "Avengers: Endgame"

As the world prepares to see the survivors of Thanos' decimation do "whatever it takes" to stop him, Empire Magazine has released their covers to their upcoming new issue spotlighting "Avengers: Endgame" - the epic follow-up to last year's "Avengers: Infinity War" that sees the remaining members of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and their allies taking on the Mad Titan and trying to undo the damage he has done in eliminating 50% of the universe from existence.

Here are the covers, featuring one with Thanos himself (above), the original six members of the Avengers (middle), and a subscription copy of the magazine seeing the rich greenfield Thanos chose to retire himself after the Snappening.

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019

ICYMI: James Gunn is reinstated as director for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"


This comes after months of silence, controversy, and the firing of Gunn from his position as director of one of the most successful franchises in Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans have been vocal about getting him back on the director's chair - and even his cast of actors that include the very vocal pro-wrestler turned actor Dave "Batista" Bautista - who plays Drax The Destroyer. While Gunn has gone on to become the director of the upcoming new "Suicide Squad" movie under DC Films, Disney has reversed its decision and officially he's back to bring on another adventure for Star-Lord and his ragtag misfit family of space adveturers!

Here's Gunn's message to the fans from his Twitter:

Read more on the AWESOME NEWS via Deadline!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Avengers: Endgame: The Russo Brothers unveil the new poster and trailer!

The Russo Brothers have kept things pretty close to the chest since the very first trailer for "Avengers: Endgame" was released before the holidays last year... And NOW AT LONG LAST the director brothers have unleashed a brand new trailer and poster for the EPIC SEQUEL to last year's "Avengers: Infinity War" - in which the surviving heroes must band together to take on Thanos and undo the decimation he caused when he snapped his fingers with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet.

The trailer is full of nostalgia, feels... And CAPTAIN AMERICA GETTING BACK HIS SUIT AND SHIELD! Plus of course Captain Marvel joins the team following the release of her origin solo flick this month!

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame | Trailer 2

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Shazam! IMAX poster shows off an excited kid in a big hero's body

If there's any reason to be excited for DC Films' "SHAZAM!" next month, it's witnessing the new superhero film starring Zachary Levi in IMAX - And Warner Bros., DC Films, and the format itself have teamed up to bring this awesome looking IMAX poster where the titular hero is sipping on a can of soda while holding a big bucket of popcorn to boot. The film also stars Asher Angel as the young counterpart of the hero in Billy Batson, with David F. Sandberg directing the superhero film that acts as the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe!

Shazam! will be released in the Philippines on April 3 by Warner Bros. Philippines!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Marvel Studios is producing "What If" TV Series for Disney+

It looks like Marvel's future in Disney's upcoming streaming service may be more exciting than ever, as Slash Film exclusively reports that Marvel Studios is producing a "What If" TV Series for  "Disney+". This is based on the popular "What If" comic book series - where an untold number of "Alternate Reality Tales" on things that could have happened in the Marvel Universe are witnessed, usually through the eyes of The Watcher, had certain situations or decisions had been made.

Of course, this upcoming TV Show will be spearheaded by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, and is said to explore "What If" scenarios from the Marvel Cinematic Universe but not be canon to the timeline itself. No word on when exactly this show will debut, but for more information on the story, visit and read the exclusive by Slash Film.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Aladdin: brand new theatrical poster and trailer released

Set to be released in theaters this May and reimagining the 1990's Disney animated movie classic in live-action form, Walt Disney Studios has released a brand new poster and trailer for "Aladdin" - which takes us in "A Whole New World" journey with Will Smith as the Genie.

Disney's Aladdin | Trailer 2

Aladdin will be released by Walt Disney Studios Philippines on May 22!

Monday, March 11, 2019

First trailer for Doom: Annihilation released

It's been nearly 15 years since Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Karl Urban took on bepic first person shooter game "Doom" when it got a film adaptation to its name, however it was hardly anything related to the source material - barely finding its footing and including demons and a "first person montage" scenario akin to the games themselves. Now it appears Universal is taking a stab again at the franchise - by releasing an unrelated direct-to-video film called "Doom: Annihilation" later this year.

DOOM: ANNIHILATION (2019) Exclusive Trailer "We Call it Hell" 

Check out the first trailer to the film courtesy of a report by Superherohype.

Doom: Annihilation - starring Amy Manson, Nina Bergman, and Dominic Mafham -

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Shenmue III: New gameplay trailer released by Yu Suzuki at Magic 2019

Appearing at a panel discussion and presentation at the Magic 2019 event held at Monaco, legendary video game creator and producer Yu Suzuki unveiled a brand new gameplay trailer for "Shenmue III" - the long awaited new sequel and continuation to his epic martial arts adventure saga that sees young Japanese martial artist Ryo Hazuki travelling from Japan to China in a quest for vengeance against Lan Di - the man that murdered his father, as well as meeting Ling Shenhua and discovering that the two have a destiny to fulfil.

Via Shenmue Fans YouTube page as well as Shenmue Dojo in Facebook, here is the new "Gameplay Trailer" showing much of the action and cutscenes that'll feature in the new game that was successfully kickstarted and made.

Shenmue 3 Gameplay Trailer | MAGIC 2019

Shenmue III will be released for Playstation 4 and PC on August 27 this year.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Street Fighter V: Type Arcade will be released in March in Japan

Finally ready to come to arcades in Japan later this year, Capcom has officially announced that the arcade port of "Street Fighter V", known as "Street Fighter V: Type Arcade", will be released on March 14! This arcade edition, powered by Taito's Viewlix arcade cabinets, will have all the contents and updates that are currently available with "Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition" for the Playstation 4 and PC and will feature the extra fighters from Seasons 1-3 and beyond.

Thanks to, here's some cool poster art released by Capcom - including one by the great Shinkiro himself! Check the link for more details!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Brightburn: Second trailer of the James Gunn' produced film released

As a tale that is very reminiscent of a certain famous superhero, Brightburn is a very different look at what exactly could go wrong if a child from another world came to ours and became something more sinister instead. The second trailer to this James Gunn produced film has been released, and will hit theaters sometime this year.

BRIGHTBURN- Official Trailer #2

Brightburn, starring Elizabeth Banks and David Denman, arrives in cinemas on 2019 c/o Columbia Pictures Philippines.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

ICYMI: Stephen Amell announces that Arrow will end with Season 8

In case you didn't hear the news - It is the end of an era for The CW and its ever expanding Arrowverse, as Oliver Queen actor and Arrow star Stephen Amell announced that "Arrow" - the superhero TV show that chronicles the adventures of the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow on TV and gave rise to the shared "DC on the CW" universe occupied by the likes of "The Flash", "Supergirl", and "Legends of Tomorrow".

The Hollywood Reporter and other news sites have reported on the somewhat bittersweet news, but Stephen Amell has also gone live on his Facebook to share the sad news - as well as his thoughts and feelings on next season's swan song for the show - which consists of 10 episodes. Take a watch.

All good things indeed... But better to end on a good note! THANK YOU STEPHEN AND TEAM ARROW FOR AN AMAZING 8 SEASONS. YOU HAVE NOT FAILED THIS FANDOM.

Arrow is currently running its Seventh Season. The final season is expected to premiere later this fall.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Netflix unleashes a brand new trailer for Ultraman

Set to premiere next month on the popular streaming service, Netflix has released a brand new trailer for "Ultraman" that sees parts of the story teased - as the son of the original alien hero takes up the mantle and battles evil forces invading Earth in a series based from the popular manga series by Eichii Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi!

Ultraman | Official Trailer

Ultraman will premiere on Netflix on April 1st!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

ICYMI: Check out the brand new "SHAZAM!" trailer!

Literally set for release a month from now and bringing another one of the most powerful heroes of the DC Universe to the big screen in his own origin film, Warner Bros. and DC Films have released a brand new trailer for "SHAZAM!" - which stars Zachary Levi in the superhero role while his kid alter ego of Billy Batson is played by Asher Angel!

It's a pretty fun new look at what is coming to cinemas this April, and features a FAMILIAR voice cameo (hint: the Voice of a certain Dark Knight in the animated series) while the trailer plays to Eminem's "My Name Is"!

SHAZAM! - Official Trailer 2

SHAZAM! opens in theaters in the Philippines on April 4 courtesy of Warner Bros. Philippines!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Captain Marvel: "Effortlessly Cool with Nick Fury" featurette released

Literally just days away from flying high and unleashing the newest heroine in the MCU for fans to see, Marvel Studios shifts gears away from Brie Larson's Carol Danvers and spotlights none other than the man who acts as the connecting thread to the heroes in Nick Fury, who is played once again by Samuel L. Jackson in "Captain Marvel"! Of course, it'll be a younger version of the character as the film is set in the 1990's - giving us a unique look at the future director of S.H.I.E.L.D as he encounters his first superhuman case with an alien background!

Check out this new featurette called "Effortlessly Cool with Nick Fury". Too true.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel | Effortlessly Cool with Nick Fury Featurette

Captain Marvel opens in theaters in the Philippines on March 6 and in the US March 8!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Avengers: Endgame: Side by Side comparison trailer of Standard vs IMAX formats released

It's still over a month away and Captain Marvel still has to fly in theaters before anything, but Marvel and IMAX have teamed up to present a comparison video for the first teaser trailer of "Avengers: Endgame" - which showcases the differences between Standard and IMAX formats.

Here's the first trailer compared between regular and IMAX. It's also worth noting that the entire film was shot in IMAX also!
Avengers: Endgame IMAX® Screen vs. Standard Screen | Trailer #1

Avengers: Endgame will be hitting theaters starting April 24 internationally.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Captain Marvel: Cast Featurette and The IMAX Difference videos released

As the movie prepares to be released in theaters next week, Marvel Studios has two new videos out promoting "Captain Marvel" - their twenty first entry in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe and an origin tale set in the 90's that introduces Brie Larson as Carol Danvers - who meets a young Nick Fury and must save the world from the conflict brought about by the Kree-Skrull war.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel | Cast Featurette

Captain Marvel | The IMAX® Difference

Also on a related note - see Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson meet legendary comic artist Bryan Hitch - the man who first drew Nick Fury in Jackson's likeness in "The Ultimates"!

Bryan Hitch Meets Samuel L Jackson and Brie Larson on The Jonathan Ross Show Unaired

Captain Marvel soars into theaters next week starting March 6 in the Philippines!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sony officially releases the First 9 Minutes of "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse"

Out now digitally and coming to home video in the middle of March, Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially released the first nine minutes of "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" - the Academy Award winning animated film that features a whole multiverse of Spider-Men and Women for the very first time in a beloved adventure that will forever be remembered as AMAZING!

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE : First 9 Minutes of the Movie - On Digital Now!

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hits Blu-Ray, Ultra HD, 4K, and DVD this March 19!