Warner Bros Delays ‘Aquaman’ Until December 2018

The solo Aquaman film was originally slated to hit theaters in July of 2018, but that was later shifted later in the year to October. Well, it seems that Warner Bros has moved the date yet again — now delaying the film until December 21, 2018.

Some of the films in the DCEU have been marred with delays and issues, most notably The Flash‘s constant parade of changing directors and The Batman‘s relative instability, but Aquaman seems to be the one post-Justice League film still on track. Most likely this delay is intended to give the film, which is expected to start filming soon, more time to work on special effects and post production.

That December release date originally had Avatar 2 pencilled in, but as that film has been delayed, it leaves the weekend open for the studio. It does mean that the Aquaman film will now share its release date with the (still untitled) animated Spider-Man film which will feature Miles Morales. It’s a gamble for the studio to say the least, but I guess we’ll see how it turns out.


Hall of Heroes Comic Con Exceeds Expectations, Temporarily Shut Down By Fire Marshals

You’ve probably never been to Elkhart, IN. Heck, I live just two hours away, and I’ve never been there. The people in South Bend probably have, but I’m not so sure if even those people have actually stopped there or just kept driving on through. Either way, the town hosted their first comic con, Hall of Heroes Comic Con, at the Learner Theater last weekend and it was apparently a rousing success.

In fact, it may have been too successful.

Organizers were expecting a few thousand, not the 6,400 that showed up at the event. WSBT reports:

Organizers originally budgeted for only 3,000 people for the entire weekend, but with more than double that number in attendance they’re already planning how to make next year’s even bigger and better.

Comic Con organizers say the turnout was everything they could’ve hoped for and more.

They say at one point the fire marshal even had to shut the event down on Saturday afternoon because the Lerner was over capacity.

While it’s nice to see a new event take off (especially when I’ve gotten so used to seeing cons fall apart), it is a little concerning that the fire marshal had to step in at one point. For them to take action, it means that the con wasn’t monitoring their capacity, and kept letting people in even once they exceeded the venue’s safe limits.

Hopefully next year they’ll be better prepared.


Paramount Opens ‘I Am Major’ Tool to Promote ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Remake, Backfires Spectacularly

Just a general pro-tip to people who are trying to promote anything even remotely semi-controversial: don’t let the internet enter whatever text they want into it. You see, Paramount recently launched a site called “I Am Major” in promotion of their upcoming live action remake of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. The tool lets users type whatever they want (starting with the words “I Am”) over an image of their choice, with the film’s “I Am Major” slogan and the film’s logo appearing at the beginning.

As the casting of Johansson (a white woman) in a role like the traditionally Japanese character of the Major has caused a bit of an uproar, you can probably guess what happened once the general public got ahold of the site.

If you didn’t guess “things completely imploded,” I don’t think you’ve spent enough time on the internet. People took up the tool to protest the film, and here are just a few of my favorite examples: Continue reading Paramount Opens ‘I Am Major’ Tool to Promote ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Remake, Backfires Spectacularly

The First ‘Voice from the Stone’ Trailer is Here

Supernatural horror flick Voice from the Stone, Eric D. Howell’s adaptation the Italian film La Voce Della Pietra, stars Emilia Clarke as a nurse brought to a castle to try and get a young boy who suffered a trauma to speak again. Let’s just say things don’t go super well for her, and thanks to USA Today we now have the first trailer.

The film looks dark, moody, and just the sort of thing to give you nightmares about hedges covered in fog. I mean, besides the ones you’re already having. Wait, is that just me? I guess if it was, y’all can join me now.

Voice from the Stone comes to theaters and video on demand April 28th.

The ‘Life’ Red Band Trailer is Full of Screaming

Okay, so the new red band trailer for Life only really has a moderate amount of screaming, but that’s only if you don’t include my screaming during the disturbing finger breaking shot. Oh yeah, it has a disturbing finger breaking shot.

Life is, of course, about a group of astronauts who discover alien life, and then promptly wish they hadn’t found it. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds, and looks like some pretty solid science fiction horror.

Oh, and apparently the trailer uses some B-Roll originally shot for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. That part’s funny, whether it ends up in the movie or not.

Life comes out March 24th.

A Godzilla Anime Film Is Coming to Netflix Later This Year

So Godzilla is just all over the place. With literally two Godzilla film franchises happening at the same time, the big guy is seemingly all over the place. I mean Toho’s Shin Godzilla in 2016 was amazing, and the follow up to Legendary’s 2014 revival has two sequels green lit. The king of monsters is pretty much everywhere.

And he’s about to show up in animated form too.

Japanese animation company Polygon Pictures is working on an animated Godzilla film for Toho which will get a limited theatrical run, and will be distributed by Netflix globally. Gen Urobuchi is writing the script, with Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno co-directing the film.

The best part? The film, just titled Godzilla, is expected later this year.

Honestly, I’m pretty excited about this. I mean, yeah — calling it just Godzilla is going to make writing or talking about it complicated, but it’s another Godzilla movie. I think most of us want as many versions of the big guy on our screens as we can get.

Via Bloody Disgusting

We’re Pretty Excited About the ‘Doctor Who’ Series 10 Trailer

Last night the BBC dropped a new trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, and I’m pretty sure it elicited the exact reaction in us they were hoping for. I mean, when you’ve been watching a show since you were a small child, it’s always hard not to get excited about new episodes.

The trailer doesn’t tell us much we didn’t already know. It confirms Missy will be back in some form this season, and there are a few glimpses of the original ’60s Cybermen too. All and all, it’s the trailer we expect for Capaldi’s final run as The Doctor… but that’s pretty much all we needed.

Doctor Who series 10 begins airing April 15th.

The New ‘Wonder Woman’ Origin Trailer is Amazing

A new trailer came out for Wonder Woman this weekend, and it focuses on her origin and the Amazons. Thankfully, rather than providing answers, it instead asks questions. Like why can’t Diana know where she came from?

Wonder Woman is probably one of the films we’re most anticipating this year, as many of us are hoping it will be the film that rights the DCEU ship. Frankly this is going to be the first time that Wonder Woman gets a solo film in the character’s over three quarters of a century history, so it’s important no matter what. Here’s hoping it’s as good as it looks.

Wonder Woman opens June 2, 2017.

Twitch is Going to Stream All 831 Episodes of ‘Power Rangers’ in a Row

In celebration of the Power Rangers movie coming out later this month, it’s been announced that Twitch is going to do a marathon stream of all 23 seasons on their “Twitch Presents” channel. That’s 831 episode, and should take about 17 days to get through. That’s… that’s quite the brainspike.

The longest I’ve ever done was only four days long.

They’re going to start the stream on March 14th at 11:00am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern, and if you have the ability to make it through the whole thing, you’re a better person than I. I mean, seriously – that’s over two solid weeks of punching, explosions and Zords.

It’s kind of amazing.

Via io9

Zazie Beetz Has Been Cast As Domino in Deadpool 2

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the cast of Deadpool 2, specifically who the actors playing Cable and Domino will be. And while we still don’t know who is going to play the former, we finally have the latter. While a lot of other names were being thrown a round the last couple of weeks, we now know that actress Zazie Beetz will fill the role of Domino.

The world found out about the casting yesterday, when Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds tweeted out an image of Zazie Beetz’s name spelled out on an image of, well, dominos.

Like all things related the the Deadpool franchise, doing something conventionally is pretty much out of the question. Zazie Beetz isn’t exactly a household name, but she’s probably best known for playing Van on Donald Glover’s Atlanta. It’s a solid casting decision for sure.

Deadpool 2 is currently scheduled for a January 12, 2018 release.

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