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Get this Man a Shield – Robots Root 29 Nov 2017

Well, the trailer may not have been the creepy, story-telling ‘preface’ style one I was hoping for, rather than a clip show, but what we got was pretty amazing. Highlights for me include Peter’s Spider-Sense, what I’m sure is Banner wearing the Hulkbuster armor (after Ragnorok, being initially reluctant to hulk out makes sense), a great look at Cap in the beard and blacked out Winter Soldier -era uniform but with Wakandan gloves, and Thanos’ smirks. Also, probably most of all, this Iron Man crumpling smackdown above. Watch it here, for the 33rd time. My first three were on an iphone, so it was nice to size up to 30″ at work. THATSWHATSHESAID

Other root:

  • This whole project confounds and delights me. More holiday T than we deserve. I give it a Kah and a Kiyah!
  • Cross-stiched Ultima screencap? Sure! Reminds me of those mandalas you wipe away when completed.
  • So, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Meno as the traitorous Kree informant Yon-Rogg. Effing SKRULLS in the first place. Time shunting. And now, Jude Law as Captain Mar-Vell? So good. Plus, if he is truly named that way, more logic gymnastics for the screenwriters to sort out.
  • The Hindenburg Explodes! is one of those fairly high-concept, stony exercises Adult Swim tends to greenlight. It’s a fake pilot by Robb Cordry, featuring many familiar faces and at least three jokes. I sought it out after seeing a soundless GIF of the last three seconds, precisely. I watched the whole thing, though, for science.

  • I loved loved LOVED Blade Runner 2049. I plan to see it, flaws and all, at least 3,333 more times. But this scathing review is my personal favorite review of anything ever. He actually describes birthing replicants as ‘DECANTING.’
  • Guillermo del Toro regrets not helming the Paramount ‘Dark Universe’ films that are now all canceled. So do I, man. Regret that he didn’t, not that I didn’t. I wouldn’t do it.
  • It is suggested that the presumed multi-verse angle of Avengers 4 and the next lifetime of films will be made to happen via quantum realm hopping, a la Ant-Man (and Wasp) which works for me.
  • The CB Cebulski pseudonym controversy is pretty fascinating, coming out at this precise time (him taking over at Marvel, him openly admitting he used a Japanese pseudonym to write comics for Marvel in the 90s, and the culturial appropriation and racism implied though not universally understood) and it’s an interesting zeitgeist for the discussion. At least to me. If he were writing those ninja stories under his real name, would the controversy be as great?
  • This isn’t even from Vivid Video. They already did one.*
  • Finally, LEGO LIGHTCYCLE TAKE MY MONEY that I don’t have.

*I initially mistyped VELMO which seems like something from an adult furry convention.

Because M-16s – Robots Root 11 April 2017

Here’s Kurse using M-16s for no reason, straight out of Williamson’s Thor run… wow!

Listen, if this is a TEASER trailer, I don’t want to see any trailer trailers. I’m already sold on this film just on the pedigree of the director, the Thor roomate shorts, and the punchline in this above. And that’s saying something, as the Kirby-meets-80s-Galleria-Mall aesthetic is not my personal favorite.

 

Meanwhile, Robot’s Root:

  • Much knee-jerk hullabaloo has been made of Disney’s patent filings for a soft interactive robot. Westworld! They cry. However, this is basically an R/C airbag concept, so not only would I suggest we consider Baymax from Big Hero 6, which was the best thing ever, but in fact that’s the first intended application of this design: a Baymax toy. So. I’m on board!
  • Terminator is done. NO ITS NOT he says. It’s sleeping.
  • Lung teased me with the Robot Soldier toy coming out, and how, as tenuous landed gentry, we have no disposable income for such things. To hell with that, I’ve seen heist films (and none of their endings) what could go wrong.
  • According to two reference links I cannot access in Indonesia, apparently Captain Marvel will be the ‘most powerful character in the MCU’ which I certainly hope is hyperbole. I mean, I’m hot to see Brie Larson kick ass as much as the next nerd, but let’s settle down.
  • I haven’t been following ANY content-related stuff related to GitS, though I’ve certainly read about the disastrous box office, and the general criticisms. I reserve judgment for when Lung and I see it later this month. In the meantime: hilarious rework of the trailer mixed with review blips (the BAD ones)…
  • King Conan appears to be DOA. I’m disappointed. It was the best, most rational use of older Schwartzenegger (sp) in any of these films he’s doing. Aged, broken down Conan. COME ON. It would have been awesome. Oh well oh well oh well.
  • Listen, I may be the only long-time follower of the Weekly Planet podcast, but I mentioned earlier that Mr. Sunday Movies (James Clement) finally revealed himself as part of the Movember fundraiser/ podcasting network lunch event a few weeks ago. The video is up now, in addition to the early photos. The 360 camera footage is pretty amazing, BTW. I need to look into these devices. I’ve never seen a pan-style wide angle video shot and released on youtube before. It’s worth checking out for that if nothing else. I knew all that VRML work I did in 1996 would pay off… sort of…
  • Josh Boone’s New Mutants film has entered pre-production. Anyone over 40 will probably be thrilled.

Deeply Dapper at Saltcon Plus Other Things 3 March 2017

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Robot-Kraken fans take note: Deeply Dapper (Kris McClanahan) is tabling at Saltcon in Salt Lake City this weekend. Crack your coffers open and go pay him a visit!
http://saltcon.com/saltcon-2017/

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Trailer Updatery Commencing:

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I like everything I’m seeing from the latest Pirates film… even the new de-aged Jack Sparrow.
Optimisms! From whence there were none. I mean, I loved the first trailer, but based on the last few installments… link!

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and then, on the other side of the optimism spectrum, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which we never had any doubts about over here at Robot-Kraken (cue our March broadcast) and this new trailer brings plenty of new yeeee. link!
Even the trailer TEASER was awesome: [url=[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEArQjT781I]link![/url]]link![/url]

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And then, the film most people wrote off based on Prometheus, but which is looking block-rockin*: Alien: Covenant, has a new trailer: link! Oddly enough, though, the otherwise quite aesthetically pleasing Katherine Waterston has been successfully blanched of interest, and I’m a little bit concerned about the ‘couples’ thing. I get it, Adam and Eve. Let it go, Ridley Scott.
The standout moment for me was the Xenomorph headbutting the cockpit glass.

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Finally, the new Kong trailer looks super fun. It’s one of those trailers that would almost seem more stylish than the film itself, except for how much the early reviews are saying this is a kick ass film. Thoughts:
/// The sound fx are amazing. Timed music and beats to elements of imagery.
/// John C Reilly continues to own my attention, which is saying something, since Brie Larson is like RIGHT THERE.
/// the use of ‘Gotta get outta this place’ and then recontextualized twice into different songs
/// that shell drop, so metaphorical and stuff
/// that nixon bobble
/// plus I spy a kraken
I still can’t get behind those dumb as Skull buggas. Why would THAT form evolve in nature? But anyway.
link!

Meanwhile…

– Aquaman Always Uses the Butterfly Stroke: Snyder released some weird, blurry, underwater test footage of Aquaman. Look, that’s actually what I WANT it to be. I’m tired of underwater supershenanigans just looking like Simi Valley but with air bubbles. Or in this case, no air bubbles.
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– I’m the Grayist There Is at What I Do. Make That Greyist: I haven’t even seen Logan yet (Sunday) but I’m already chomping at the bit for the black and white iteration, if this comes to pass.
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– The Correct Amount of Cyberleather Olivia Wildes is N+1: Reading about the near-dead, moastly dead, pretty much definitely dead Tron 3 makes me have sads.
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– I’ll Show YOU a Heat Sink Like You’ve Never SEEN Before: An artist I follow on IG, from WETA (PEARCE) is the hand behind their kickstarter board game. I love this thing. I’d buy in in a hot minute if I wasn’t trying to be reasonable after too many convention related costs. Read about it here:
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And here’s the Kickstarter plus more detail. SO GOOD. This guy is my current favorite mecha artist, BTW. And given my obsession with Shirow, that’s saying something. There’s rumblings about the cost, the actual playability of Cryptozooic’s other offerings, and the fact that a WETA-affiliated project doesn’t need crowdfunding. But it looks so fun.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/we … vy-hitters

And a sample of his stuff:
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– In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, Marketing is Marketing: Everyone’s teasing Lantern being introduced in the Justice league film in some way. Which Lantern? Who knows? Do they immediately die? Probably. Is Henry Cavill being cheeky on IG? YES. Is Armie Hammer looking involved? Very much. But lets take a step back and Marvel, if you will, that the state of WB is such that they can make teasing the involvement of GREEN LANTERN IN A JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE an attempt at viral marketing for pre-release buzz. I mean, seriously. Why WOULDNT he be, and also, what about the three weeks of SEVEN SEVEN UNITE THE SEVEN they committed to (with 6 characters) until they dropped it. link!

– Flinty Actor Needed; Arm Optional: This round robin on Cable casting is hilarious. I like Pierce Brosnan, I can see Russel Crowe… but I especially like the rumor today that David Harbour from Stanger Things screen tested for it. If that’s even remotely true, my money’s on that one. I can see that working in the Deadpool tone much more easily. link! for a photomanip of Crowe, and link! for a cut and paste of Harbour. Just because.

– Or Maybe Change the Wifi Password: This is an amusing story, at least from a parental perspective. Seems severe. But hey, GET A JOB.link!

– Its My Party and I’ll Bat-Tusi if I Want to: Apparently, and again, much of this is rational-sounding speculation, really, like Matt Reeves really put WB over a barrel and got full creative control of Batman. Good on him, if so. link!

– Speaking of Leaping Robots: While we’re at it, let’s improve their freaky spider walking. For more urgent muderdeathkills.link!

– Nolan is Being Nolan: I love that he found a way to make the telling of a war movie in present tense become fractured and complicated. It really makes sense, though, what he’s talking about. I found it fascinating. Merging events that occur either as a week, day or a few hours, depending on POV, but all at once… link!

– Red Skull is Back Oh Wait: Rumor mumblings indicate the Black Mask may be in Gotham City Sirens. I like him more, visually, then the Red Skull, frankly, and I think he could look pretty cool tricked out and bedazzled or whatever in the Ayers-SS-Aesthetic. link!

Also, some casting updates, because happening:

Inhumans Casting Additions: Serinda Swan as Medusa (who I assume will always be preferred in her Zatanna fishnets over this no matter how good the costume and FX are) …
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X-Men Casting Addition: Steve Moyer of True Blood has jumped on board, as well as a few others. The girl that was weirdly annoying on Gotham for awhile, etc link!

Thus, I leave you for today. Go forth and apply your nerd standard trade!


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Death Comes for us All – 3 October 2016

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This is going to sound odd, when I admit that I haven’t even SEEN the last few Pirates films, having grown disillusioned by all the pyrotechnics/car explosions/guitar solos, so to speak… but I’m still optimistic. Javier Bardem! Exposed skull fragments! Shark guys again!
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ITEM: Here’s a cool list of 100% Rotten Tomato scored films. I selected Last Picture Show because young Jeff Bridges there looks like young Lung.
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ITEM: Some interesting tidbits about the cash grab of celebrity convention appearances. I had no idea it was so lucrative for some, but it follows, I guess, in the post-big-budget-mainstream-genre-film world. I still tend to associate convention appearances with retired or non-working actors, but obviously my own recent experiences have proven how outdated my youthful memory of it is.
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ITEM: Apparently we can thank Chris Pratt for suggesting Kurt Russell for GoG2. NICE WORK.
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ITEM: Hopefully this hasn’t been debunked by now, but last week the scuttlebutt was that Benicio Del Toro was being courted to lead the team in the new Shane Black Predator film. I cannot EVEN if I don’t get to see that. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
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ITEM: The original video has been deleted, but even from the screencap you can see that the deleted mall scene from X-Men: Apocatole would have been a chance to make us all nauseous from 80s. via

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ITEM: Who’s up for Mister Sinister in Wolverine 3? I mean, it’s been rumored for awhile, but looking at the cast confirmations so far, it’s a little disconcerting that there’s no one that would have the necessary charm and self0awareness to pull of a character as stupid as this.
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ITEM: Finally got around to watching the trailer for Free Fire. Actually, I watched 30 seconds of it, then decided I didn’t want to see any more of it until I’m in the theater with a blueberry going on. Looks AWESOME. Plus, for ONCE: honest accents.
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ITEM: Read the premise of the new Terror season-based anthology, and look at that cast. So in!
Jared Harris! Naval terror!
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Interesting short ‘instructional video’ on use of a proper longsword. Entertaining. It’s as ugly as you’d imagine if you think about all that weight. Back in my AD&D days it was just a dice roll. But when I started making tourney weapons, I started thinking more about the lever moment of that much cantilevered mass. via

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Finally, of COURSE the first soft robot would be in the shape of a cephalopod, right.
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I Will Not Kill You – 11 Aug 2016

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Well, I’ve been waiting all day for this one. No disappointments, other than that they should have never revealed Vader, period. But hot damn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY

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Watch carefully for this scene!

Meanwhile, somewhere in space, this is happening:

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ITEM: Brad Kremer just released a digital animated homage to the opening sequence in Akira, and it burns, IT BURNS. With white hot rage that i cannot see a digital or live action version of this film that is this faithful to the imagery and tone that made the original OAV so good.

“This project started many years ago when both Dean and I lived on Tybee Island. I came to Dean with the idea to do a tribute “trailer” to Akira. As a long time fan of the original film he of course loved the idea! As we brainstormed the story that we wanted to explore from the film we settled on focusing primarily on the bike. The Akira bike is one of those iconic symbols that still remains relevant today similar to the Millennium Falcon or Marty McFly’s beat up DeLorean.
Since that first day when Dean and I began this journey we have both moved a number of times. But we always kept the project alive with a lot of late nights (mostly from Dean), re-edits and re-renders, and a lot of discussions about how to improve it. And so, after countless hours of modeling and rendering we are ready to share with you this short tribute to the masterpiece that Katsuhiro Otomo created and shared with us so many years ago. We hope you enjoy!”
https://vimeo.com/178071267

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ITEM: Die Antwoord have taken to IG to accuse David Ayers and his design team of apeing their steez. I think it’s mostly a stretch. But three watches, hey!
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter … ebook-post

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ITEM: Meanwhile, Ayers describes SS as an ‘anarchic punk rock art film’ and states it was never envisioned as an R-rated film, which we know. I can’t help but think he is protesting long and hard that there wasn’t a hellstorm of studio interference after BVS in the editing room, but I also think he’s been savvy ie. anti Trank, and resisting the defensive urge to bite the studio hands that fed him. Which actually isn’t very punk rock… but look, I think when they sign on to these big tentpoles they go in knowing the final product will be a mutation beyond their original vision, and some directors, like Ayers, takes it as part of the game, and considers it behind the curtain business not to be vented about, and others are less prepared, and complain. And I say all this, prior to writing or recording my review of the film, as someone who saw many flaws, or particularly missed opportunities, and especially noticed signs of heavy editing… but still REALLY had fun, so haters gon’ hate, and I appreciate Ayers for standing up for the commercial product he created. Additionally, I like his connections between choice and addiction, though it wasn’t as apparent in the film. PS, he indicated Joker killed Robin, not Harley.
http://geektyrant.com/news/david-ayer-d … -art-movie

Also, also, laughably these dudes are trying to sue because of not enough Joker, etc. I love it. Good luck, kids. It is QUITE apparent they cut a lot of Joker out of it, and not just from Leto’s running commentary, either. The trailer material alone, the narrative… and in fact, as an aside I’ll talk more about later, I LIKE that what they DID leave in paints the Joker/Harley romance as a love affair rather than a perpetual mindfuck of domestic violence.
https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comment … ng_to_sue/

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ITEM: William Gibson was online in this post the other day, answering reader’s questions about T H E F U T U R E. As usual, he amazes me.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/ask-sci-fi-legen … 1784987666

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ITEM: According to scuttlebutt being copied and pasted everywhere, Aquaman’s main villain will be Black Manta. I mean, OF COURSE. Does he HAVE any other villains? I love that head. (thatswhatshe)
http://io9.gizmodo.com/black-manta-will … 1785102267

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ITEM: Speaking of Aquaman, Momoa is apparently finalizing negotiations on the Crow, over Guinness. Or something. I see self0indulgent hashtags and I stop reading.
http://mashable.com/2016/08/10/aquaman- … w87c0CekqY

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ITEM: This just in, if you have a 3D TV (as I do) and you want every last bonus item (which I don’t) then you have to go get the Blu-Rays AGAIN. Dodge! I haven’t used the true 3D feature in my TV forever…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/sorry-you-have-t … 1785105334

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ITEM: Good news re: Captain Marvel… they are tweaking the backstory to be less like Green Lantern. Bad news re: Captain marvel… there is an origin story PERIOD.
http://geektyrant.com/news/marvel-is-ch … en-lantern

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ITEM: As was reported last week, the Tinkerer is apparently in Spidey: Homecoming, and being played by Michael Cherrus. Now, what just started floating around is that the Shocker makes an appearance. Awkward contemporary name references aside, if true, I do hope it is, as we talked about on the Robot-Kraken Podcast, a matter of multiple villains employed to decoy or work together ehind someone else’s agenda, and not just a pile-on. (“PAWNS jump Queen!”)
http://geektyrant.com/news/michael-cher … homecoming

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New costume alert: spidey deeper in disguise, courtesy of my son.

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ITEM: Your Mignola moment for today: Grim Death, a prose novel coming later this year…

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ITEM: I LOVE what they did with Vader’s cape in this cover art.

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This, on the other hand…

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ITEM: Finally, I’m still obsessed with No Man’s Sky, even though I have no intention of playing it. I don’t have that kind of time! I don’t have ANY time. But I love the idea of an open world space exploration game where the planets and their denizens are fractally-generated. So next level.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games … ExploreCTA

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Lots to know in advance if you plan to dive right in…
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/ … 77ed482b7f

Because it can get ugly…
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/11/12429 … ree-ps4-pc

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But hey, good luck looking for that Giant Snake seen in the promo material a few years ago, but yet to have been discovered and documented among all the early release and current users…
http://kotaku.com/the-hunt-for-no-mans- … 1785157062


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I Heard it Was FOUR Guys – 9 August 2016

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SHIT JUST GOT REAL. I see headbands and arm cuffs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytkjQvSk2VA

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ITEMS: Suicide Squad related stuff (the review will come soon. Spoiler alert: no it doesn’t suck)

I guess I missed this, but in the dossier of crimes and data about each character, Harley Quinn is credited with killing Robin. HUH!
http://www.thewrap.com/suicide-squad-sa … superhero/

Also, from a list of possible deleted scenes based on previous footage, script notes and the novelization… My favorite:
“Also deleted was a scene where he (Croc) becomes sick at the helicopter escort to Midway City, throws up half-digested pieces of goat, and then eats them again, disgusting the nearby Navy Seals.”
http://geektyrant.com/news/list-of-poss … uch-darker

And lastly, Jared Leto is REALLY proud of his Jokerformance. He keeps telling us.
“I think that I brought so much to the table in every scene, it was probably more about filtering all of the insanity, because I wanted to give a lot of options, and I think there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie.”
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/jared … 201832662/

SO MUCH TO THE TABLE IN EVERY SCENE.

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ITEM: Fanboys take notice. She’s doing her homework and she’s wearing the PJs. Fangirls too, actually.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIx1TqbBbSE … brielarson

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ITEM: More concept art from X-Men: Apocatole. Yet another better Apocalypse. Though I admit I don’t get the face shield…
http://comicbook.com/2016/08/08/x-men-a … pocalypse/

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ITEM: Man of Steel 2 is supposedly going into active development. The rumors on this sequel previously included Bizarro, Braniac and Supergirl (that empty pod)… however, give the events of BVS< and given that this film would necessarily happen after Justice league, forcing Superman to share screentime with the introduction of another hero seems less likely.
http://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros- … evelopment

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ITEM: Fox is apparently negotiating with Carter, Duchovny and Anderson for a new X-Files season, touting the micro-season 04 as a success, which is only partially true. But hey, if it got us more GOOD X-Files, then I’m on board.
http://deadline.com/2016/08/the-x-files … 201800258/

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ITEM: First footage from Arrival… I am SO on board. Even if it does steal the title fromt he best B movie ever made (about the same subject, pretty much)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwqSi_ToNPs

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ITEM: The web-scalloping of these new launchers is pretty trick…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/spider-man-homec … 1784981935

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ITEM: Finally, your Mignola for the day: check out this amazing Deadman illustration. Upside down, off center. I love it.


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The Carol Danvers we Need – 26 July 2016

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Brie Larson finally confirmed as Captain Marvel at SDCC, world gets .00003% better. I’m on board!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bri … 568f838378
http://comicbook.com/2016/07/24/kevin-f … ain-marve/

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While I hope to see a film-based design that takes the foundation of this uniform and tweaks it for the screen, rather than a direct adaptation, this is going to be rad. The early photomanips of her in costume from a few months back were unflattering and awkward. I like this one better.

Meanwhile… mostly from SDCC…

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ITEM: Wrong knock-off toys are some of my favorite anythings ever. These are wonderful.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … -shop.html

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ITEM: In other not-news-to-anyone-paying-attention news, they confirmed Kurt Russell for Starlord’s father in GotG2… however, what WAS news, and frankly, a bad ass idea, was the reveal that he isn’t any of the iterations from the comics that were boring. He’s decidedly not boring. He’s EGO THE LIVING FUCKING PLANET. Refresher on WTF:
http://screenrant.com/guardians-galaxy- … explained/

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Though, I will say, drab outfit for a god-celestial-body. First Mordo and now this.
Fear not color, this be Marvel!

Less appealing: Sly Stallone was also confirmed.
http://geektyrant.com/news/sylvester-st … laxy-vol-2

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ITEM: People seem upset about Killing Joke. I mean, more upset than when the book came out and Batgirl was critically assaulted. We forget that, in this girlfriends-in-fridges era. Anyway, people are upset because: the animation doesn’t look consistent with the comic, the story has been changed… and now, apparently because, in an attempt to recover some interest in the production, DC had a panel at SDCC and revealed that… Batgirl is a violence fetishist and is (trying to) do the sweet hook-ups. OUTRAGE! Ha

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ITEM: My man Aiden Gillen is tapped to play a veteran spy in a new BBC series based on John Le Carré’s ‘The Spy Who Came in from the Cold’. I’m stoked! Can’t wait to see it…
http://www.goss.ie/aidan-gillen-star-new-bbc-drama/

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ITEM: The Saint of Killers is coming to Preacher (current day, anyway) FINALLY… although maybe this happened Sunday, not sure, I stream, I’ve been gone, what can I tole you. Still.
RAD!
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-next-episode … 1784180364

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ITEM: More info on Black Panther…
“Michael B. Jordan will be playing T’Challa’s archenemesis Erik Killmonger, the genius insurgent who’s destabilized Wakanda multiple times in the comics. Nyong’o will be playing the role of Nakia, a member of of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s all-female honor guard. Danai Gurira—who plays Michonne on The Walking Dead tv show—will be embodying the character of Okoye, described as the leader of the Dora Milaje.”

How dope is it to see all the diverse casting on stage all at once in some of those Hall H photos? Different ethnicities and genders all over the place. Since I’m not a Nazi, I love it!
http://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-reveals-w … 1784202425

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ITEM: I’m the first to admit I was heavily disinterested in the Legion series… I don’t like the character, don’t like what this network does to interesting programming, don’t like hearing that it appears to be completely divorced from any other MCU or MTVU continuity… but let me tell you, seeing the trailer? I’m on board.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/fxs-mutant-tv-sp … 1784196057

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ITEM: Probably the most interesting thing to come out of the Spider-Man: Homecoming panel was seeing concept art of Vulture.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/weve-seen-the-fi … 1784197623

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ITEM: STILL down with Doctor Strange. Even MORE down. Love what I’m seeing in the trailer. Love what I’m seeing of the cast. Love the running on waves of buildings. Love everything.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-second-docto … 1784197511

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Random detail I LOVE: how his cape flicks up and sort clamps on, magically. Subtle reference to the power he uses being second nature at that point. Like when he’s floating around or sitting in mid-air in the comics.

That’s all from the weekend. And now, whisky for breakfast.


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Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep 19 – GAME OF THRONES Season 6 Episodes 6 and 7 – T1ts and Krakens!

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Episode 19! We discuss the newest two episodes of season six of GAME OF THRONES – Episodes 6 and 7 in a spoilery fashion! We also discuss drinking, legos, nerdy news, gardening and more on this hound-sized episode of ROBOT KRAKEN!

Now with timestamps, for science!

Intro: 00:00

Sucking The Monkey: 2:20

Weed Shop: 4:20

Thom’s Gardening Corner: 10:37

Legos: 17:18

The Shipyard: 23:00

News –

Pacific Rim 2: 32:40

Rogue 1 Reshoots: 35:20

Captain Marvel: 39:35

BvS: 44:56

Kraken Review – GOT: 46:10

Planned Plundering: 2:19:00

Contact Info: 2:53:00

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

 

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To Brie or not to Brie – 2 June 2016

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YES. Thirty thousand times yes.
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/brie-larso … 35326.htmlIn other news…

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These concept art and storyboard elements from the aborted 4th Spidey movie are a mixed bag. On the one hand, puffy Mysterio and Super Deadly Serious Vulture are not thrilling. But on the other, I really like the idea of webbing motif coming from the spider and looking organic and asymmetrical.
http://geektyrant.com/news/concept-art- … he-vulture

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Great curated collection of fandom-genre infographic poster art. My favorite here, but so many good things…
http://geektyrant.com/news/mondo-announ … ved-movies

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A new trailer is out for the BVS Ultimate Edition, and I recognized, or rather heard, a few things that were new, but having only seen the movie once, it didn’t come off that much differently. Obviously it’s already infamous for being an R-rated cut, but anyway, I’ll get it, for sure. I mean it features THIS, as well as some dudes fighting.
http://collider.com/batman-v-superman-u … r-blu-ray/

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I love everything about a Cthulhu for President independent candidacy…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cth … 593f134933

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Best HYDRACAP parodies…
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-best-images- … 1779183475

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Amazon Prime Japan is releasing new original series’ for the local market, including Kamen Rider and Ultraman. This looks pretty good, for TV anyway…
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/31/11818 … r-ultraman

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Debatable list of the silliest SW canon (or formerly canon, rather) ships…
My favorite, above.
“t looks like someone accidentally misread the instructions on a TIE Interceptor model kit and somehow managed to not just glue the wings on the outside-in, but also glue a third one on for no reason.”
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-11-silliest- … 1779012882

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Meanwhile, in South Africa, THIS happened…
http://boingboing.net/2016/06/01/anti-t … arjac.html

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Finally, the new James Bond has been revealed to be:
IDRIS ELBA!
no wait.
TOM HIDDLESTON!
no wait.
EMILY BLUNT!
no wait.

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Theo.. James…
http://www.theportlygazelle.com/2016/05 … -new-bond/

UPDATE: FALSE!!!!


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