Amber Heard recently sat down with EW to talk about her role as Mera in Aquaman. There was a lot of interesting information in the interview, but I’ll be honest, I don’t know anything about Mera. I’ve never really been interested in Aquaman before, so I loved when the interviewer asked Heard, “She’s a fan favorite for those who’ve read the comics, but for people don’t really know, what can you tell us about her?”
From what I’ve heard from friends, this does show that they made some changes to Mera. Do you like the changes made to Mera? Did you know much about her before this interview?
We recently learned that MTV is rebootingAeon Flux and it turns out that is not the only show they’re working on. MTV is launching MTV Studios to create content for other networks and streaming platforms to use and on the list are Daria, The Real World, and Made.
While I enjoy Daria, I don’t know that I want a reboot of it, or any of the other shows because I’m getting sick of reboots. Of course, if they get the original voices or bring Aubrey Plaza in to voice her, I may have to try it out.
MTV Studios will allow MTV to monetize its vast content library without having to put all of the said content on their own channels. Are you excited to see some of these old MTV shows make a comeback? Which show do you hope gets the reboot treatment?
Sony Pictures is developing a film based on another Spider-Man character. That character is Cindy Moon a.k.a. Silk! That's right! The Korean-American Marvel heroine is going to get her own film!
Silk is a fan favorite character that was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos and she made her comic book debut in 2014 in The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 #1. For those of you not familiar with the character, here's a little background information:
Thirteen years ago, during a demonstration on the use of radioactive rays at a science exhibit, a spider was accidentally exposed to the radiation and absorbed large amounts of it. In its dying moments, the arachnid bit the nearest living thing to it, Peter Parker. As a result, the young teenager would gain amazing powers and become the amazing Spider-Man!
However, this was not the end; as mere moments after biting Parker, the spider bites another young student by the name of Cindy Moon.
Soon after, Cindy’s abilities manifested but she was unable to control them. Some time later, Ezekiel would approach the Moon family to offer his help and guide Cindy in controlling her newfound abilities. After six years since getting bit and training to use her powers, Cindy is locked up inside a facility by Ezekiel to protect her, and the other “spiders,” from Morlun.
I was hoping that one day we would see this character make her big screen debut! She's such a cool character and she is a perfect one to get her own film.
Amy Pascal is producing the movie and it would be a part of Sony’s universe of Marvel-licensed characters along with other Marvel Comics properties such as Venom, Silver and Black, Nightwatch, and Morbius the Living Vampire.
What do you think about Silk getting her own movie!? I hope they get a talented creative team to bring the character to life!
Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch is getting a massive update today, which supports cross-play between the Switch, PC, and smartphones. Of course, it is not a surprise that Sony is not included on the list of platforms that enables cross-play, which prompted Nintendo and Microsoft to use the situation as a marketing weapon against Sony.
The cross-play trailer of Minecraft showcased the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch being able to play with one another. The two companies even called out each other on Twitter, which seems to suggest that they are rubbing Sony’s face in their newly found friendship with one another, which is obviously a marketing tactic.
The announcement of cross-play on Minecraft between Nintendo and Microsoft’s platforms came out just a few days after PlayStation 4 players got furious with Sony. After the launch of Fortnite on the Switch last E3, players found out that their Fortnite accounts linked to the PS4, will not be able to log in on the Switch version of the game. This means that any skins, purchases, and progress cannot be shared between the PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
It’s evident that Nintendo and Microsoft’s partnership highlights Sony’s refusal to support cross-play. The rare collaboration between console rivals shows that Nintendo and Microsoft are clearly using the situation to make Sony the odd man out. As of now, Sony remains silent on the move by its rivals. However, it is clear that both Nintendo and Microsoft understands the demand for cross-play supported games, and both are smart enough to use this to their own advantage.
I've got a couple of Avengers: Infinity War VFX breakdown videos; one of which super freakin' rad and the other is super freakin' sad. The first video shows off one of the action-packed fight sequences where the heroes are battling Thanos on Titan. At the same time, it gives us a look at the various layers of visual effects that had to be done to pull this scene off. All I have to say is that it's incredible to see what exactly they are about to pull off with filmmaking technology now. Nothing seems impossible these days! The second video focuses on that heartbreaking Spider-man scene in the movie. I hope you enjoy these.
Marvel Studios has thrown out another wildly entertaining new clip from Ant-Man and The Wasp! This one features Hope Van Dyne and Luis in the middle of a crazy car chase through the streets of San Francisco. The villain, Sonny Burch, is after the shrunken down office building. This is just the beginning of a much longer action sequence, but it's enough to get the geeky excitement firecrackers to pop off in the brain! I really like the fun little sound designs that they play with. I've got a good feeling about this movie.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
The mission will focus on Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne going into the quantum realm to save Janet Van Dyne, which is what I'm most excited about seeing.
Peyton Reed is directingAnt-Man and the Wasp and it stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Pena as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, and Hannah John-Kamen as The Ghost.
Ant-Man and The Wasp will be released in theaters on July 6th, 2018.
There was certainly a lot of drama surrounding Superman's terrible-looking CGI upper lip in Justice League. Now that the dust has settled on that and people aren't really focussing on it anymore, a fan recently noticed that the upper lip wasn't the only thing that was CGI'd on Superman.
In the Tweet below, which you can also see in the image above, he noticed that Henry Cavill's hands were also CG.
I have no idea why the hands would need a CG makeover. We know that the reason for the upper lip was because of the mustache that Cavill wasn't allowed to shave. But, there's no reason given as to why they needed to give Superman fake CG hands. Maybe Cavill's hands weren't positioned in a way that anyone liked? I have no idea, but this might just be weirder than the upper lip because there's no reason.
Netflix has released the first trailer for an apocalyptic survival thriller called How It Ends. This looks like a solid movie as it centers around the events leading up to a mysterious apocalypse. Nothing is explained of what is happening and it causes the spread of misinformation and violence.
The story follows a man (Theo James) and his estranged father-in-law (Forest Whitaker) as they "race across a chaotic and fractured country to save his pregnant wife."
How It Ends looks like a great movie and I'll be checking it out when it premieres July 13th on Netflix.
Shia LaBeouf and director David Ayer previously worked together on the 2014 World War II movie Fury, and now they are reteaming for a new film called Tax Collector.
The movie is a crime thriller that Ayer will direct from a script that he wrote. There are no details on the story, but it will be set in Los Angeles and Bobby Soto will also star.
I like that Ayer and LaBeouf will be working together again. LaBeouf may be a crazy, off the wall kind of guy, but he's a great actor. He most recently starred in the tennis drama Borg vs. McEnroe, which he was great in. He also recently wrapped filming on Honey Boy, which he wrote and is based on his relationship with his father.
The last movie that Ayer directed was the Netflix film Bright, and he'll be back to direct the sequel for that.
Ayer has made a lot of hit or miss movies in his career. I personally like the majority of the films that he's made and I always look forward to seeing what kind of crazy movies he makes.