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Clark Kenpo Karate – Robots Root 18 May 2018

I’m stoked on the new M:I trailer. I really want to see mustachio’d Caville wrecking a bathroom. And not in the way I usually wreck it.

This is happening IN THE FUTURE (because I’m in Jakarta) but also in the past (because I’ve been out of network for 2 days):

  • “Journey to Wakanda: a cross between the Jetsons and a 90s JET Magazine” Honest Trailer for Black Panther. Dead on. I just rewatched it on the plane. One thing that was more aggravating the second time around was the rubbery CGI. This BTS video of that aspect of production is really interesting. I just cant shake though how much the rubbery physics took me out of the immersion of those scenes. He never looked real doing his super movements. And frankly, I prefer the look of the practical work. Check this side by side:

 

  • I’d be so down with a USGrant biopic from Spielberg and DiCaprio. It seems tailor-made for them.
  • Someone, somewhere, greenlit a Pennyworth series, featuring Alfred and Thomas Wayne in the 60s. I mean.
  • Look, I don’t know if these sneaky snaps of S01 style black costume Daredevil are to be flashbacks or a return to the old school I loved so much, but either way, 10:1 that’s Bullseye he’s sparring with.
  • Interesting comments from Simon Pegg, that Tarantino’s ST script won’t be madcap, but more respectful of the franchise. That’s refreshing actually. I’d like it either way, probably, just as I loved Waititi’s good-natured abuse of the MCU. But I’m more interested in seeing what Tarantino would do when trying to play nicely with someone else’s toys, rather than just Warren Ellising the hell out of it, so to speak. Not to be confused with THIS project, also discussed this week…
  • While Agents of SHIELD’s relationship with the MCU has been controversial and one sided at best, I do like what I’m seeing: the final season is being delayed until after Avengers 4 comes out. No accident there…
  • It’s not entirely the first time I’ve read fan theories about The Dark Knight’s Joker having a military background, but FFS it’s Patton Oswalt so of course it’s such a well defined and executed theory I can’t even. I’m in! I also love, tangentially, the idea that some have proposed: that the SS’ Joker is a former Robin. Unrelated really, but there it is.
  • Zombieland 2 with the original cast??? It’s like a fever dream made real.
  • I was thinking on the plane, watching a film with a lot of scenes with little or no dialog (The Hostiles) how much I’d be interested in an action movie with no dialogue. There have been more than a few contemporary films over the years with no script, though I’ve wondered if and how there are screenwriter credits for such projects. Anyway, I was imagining a John Wick with no dialog. Damn. Anyway, they greenlit a Snake Eyes solo film. Maybe thats an opportunity. I mean, there’s no way Paramount would screw this up right?
  • Feige kinda sorta confirmed there’s a plan for Kamala Khan’s teen, Muslim Ms. Marvel in the MCU. Which is a good thing, because if Marvel doesnt use the whole Phase 4 thing to bring a younger, more diverse and interesting view of the marvel world to screen, then they are dumb as rocks. Space rocks.
  • holy crap, Villaneuve’s Dune is actually moving forward. STOKE!
  • This supposed plot-summary for Obi-Wan is yawnerrific. Can’t we just have space Lone Wolf and Cub already?
  • The coolest thing I’ve ever seen, Mayan pop culture monsters specific.
  • How dope is it that Nolan released a restored ‘original’ cut of 2001 complete with grain? I mean, what a project.

Hokay… back to watching the world burn…

Unnecessary Hipster Scooby-Doo Redesigns 29 Jan 2016

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So DC is launching a series of ‘updated’ Hanna-Barbara action series comics adaptations. I’m most excited, creatively, about Space Ghost and Johnny Quest (the latter apparently being done by one of our favorites around here, Jake Parker) but man, how did Jim Lee manage to come up with THIS for Scooby Doo? That is a bulletproof original series design he’s messing with. My kids love a modern take on the series, animated in a style that is very referential to the original, which I thought was very well done. But here… it’s like his one goal was to try and squelch the rule34 situation on Velma. And even then, I’m sure it wouldn’t.
http://geektyrant.com/news/hanna-barber … -dc-comics

In other news…

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Welcome to my new desktop wallpaper for today. SWEET!

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I’m famously optimistic and generous about a lot of these TV properties, and I’ve stuck by SHIELD (and even though the general public seems to feel it is at its best, I liked it more when it was HYDRA EVERYWHERE and prior to Inhumans, but anyway) and enjoyed it for what it is… and I actually LIKE the indirect references to the larger MCU. Like he said at one point in this video… doing 22 eps a season on 1/10th the budget while being forced to reference the films but not getting any major characters crossing over… and of course, it’s pretty well known that, particularly after the dustup between Fiege and Permutter, the sharing will only get more and more obtuse, with the latter being notoriously stingy with budgeting. But I like the characters and a lot of the concepts, and I LOVED the events surrounding the Hydra reveal and Agent Ward.
Which is all to say: Honest Trailer is Honest.
http://www.likecool.com/An_Honest_Trail … -Gear.html

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“WIT ME SWORD WIT ME TWO EYE – HUHHH!”
“Even have a fookin midget cat – huhhhh!”
https://www.facebook.com/21089087894719 … 936547016/

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I’m only scratching the surface with Star Wars Battlefront, but EA is starting to step up with the DLC stuff. Last month they released the Jakku environment maps, timed after the launch of the new film, and now they have given players more downloadable costume models and some great tips on working through the game and earning pew pews. I’m just trying not to kill myself constantly.
http://starwars.ea.com/starwars/battlef … nd-unlocks
http://starwars.ea.com/starwars/battlef … road-ahead

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I only skimmed this video but A M A Z I N G.
http://geektyrant.com/news/man-builds-w … e-over-100

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Ha! Force Awakens in 60s. “Fire startah!”
http://likecool.com/Star_Wars_The_Force … -Gear.html

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More Batman v. Superman images coming out, which I tried not to look at, but failed. I like seeing Wayne unmasked (I mean, aside from the awesome dream sequence that has spawned memery) and also here’s a shot of WW using the bracelets (I wondered if they would still be a thing, since she has the shield)… I just want to watch it already. No more content. Come ON.
http://geektyrant.com/news/new-batman-v … nes-photos

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These are supposedly costumes from Rogue One on display. I like them a ton, and it looks legit, based on what we saw in that early teaser image… but THIS one is new. And I want a figure of it already.
http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=25403

I mean, I want my kids to have it. Uh.

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So, urm, here’s a 1″1 scale armored batman statue. I mean, why can’t they make it hollow at least!
http://www.comingsoon.net/extras/news/6 … #/slide/15

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How is this a thing? It HAS to be a fake trailer, made as a viral for some other film. I want it to be.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/christopher-walk … 1755762196

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That’s all for this week. Go forth and nerdify!


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