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Doctor Strange Joins Fortnite

Fortnite has rolled out its second season for its third chapter. Chapter three began a couple months ago and had a heavy focus on Spider-Man. The game introduced web slingers as a weapon along with a daily bugle section of the map. The map also features bungie jump webs around the map where players can hop across the scenery by touching the webs; bouncing from rooftop to rooftop.

The new season is bringing in a number of changes. One of the big changes is the removal of the ability to build structures from the mined materials that players pick up. The absence of building means players will have to rely on aiming, strafing, tactical planning and knowledge of the terrain. The new map will also bring in another brand new battle pass that fans can purchase in order to unlock many more costumes, characters as well as items.

The image above was taken from the trailer and as many can see Iron Man is also pictured above along with what looks like Black Widow. The new season is set to be focused around the new Doctor Strange sequel film similar to how the last season was released as partial promotion for the release of the Spider-Man No Way Home movie.

The new season will potentially last just as long as the last which was about 3 months. There’s no telling if it will bring any more surprises or even tie ins with upcoming projects such as Moon Knight. It would also be interesting to see if Batman makes another appearance with a Robert Pattinson version from the film released by Matt Reeves. Make sure to play the game while you can and be sure to let us know your thoughts!

Why Disney Plus’ Obi Wan Kenobi Series May Be Top 3 Star Wars Project

Disney Plus has announced the release date for the highly anticipated Obi Wan Kenobi series which will debut this upcoming May. The show will follow Obi Wan after the events of the climatic third movie Revenge of the Sith. The fight scene ended with Obi Wan dismembering his former Padawan on the deadly planet of Mustafar. This planet is known for having extremely high temperatures, being highly inhabitable and a heavy presence of flowing lava that moves like the ocean during a storm.

Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope saw Obi Wan much older than what he was during the prequel trilogy. That means this series has a lot of potential in terms of how much story it can explore with this character. The galaxy is very vast and with recent series’ success such as Clone Wars, Rebels, The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian & Book of Boba Fett it seems that the television route is a very viable route for this franchise.

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are both reprising their roles as Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader respectively. This means that fans will receive the sword fighting cinematic action that they saw during Episode III. These two actors went through extensive training and intense fight choreography in order to bring to life the best live action light saber fight in Star Wars’ history. Seeing the two former friends fight while traversing platforms and dodging lava was a sight in itself. It’s safe to say that with newer technology, the fights will look even better. The concept art above is the official work for the upcoming television show so fans should expect a feeling of nostalgia as well as freshness when Vader makes his return.

These actors have built up chemistry from working on the third film together and it’s very likely that they’ve retained some of the training they went through. Seeing them be able to return to that years later will definitely be a sight so see for many. A YouTube video as released a while back by YouTuber FixItInPost which showed a reimagined version of the fight between an older Obi Wan and Darth Vader during Episode IV. This demonstrated the fan’s yearning for a newer fight scene with these two force users and the post credit scene of Rogue One made it even worse. Vader today is much more scary than the Vader of the 70s & 80s and it’s simply due to the technology that film makers have available to them.

Now with this series being developed and funded by Disney along with the returning actors, this show may be one of Star Wars’ all time greatest if they handle it right. It would also be amazing to see more characters appear such as Ahsoka, Boba Fett or even Cad Bane. Only time will tell how this series will be handled but in the meantime be sure to check back here for more updates!

Marvel President Says Doctor Strange Has ‘Become the Anchor’ of the MCU

Benedict Cumberbatch is known for many roles but as far as Marvel goes, he plays the fan favorite Doctor Strange. Strange was introduced in the self titled film and has been a pivotal aspect of the overarching Marvel cinematic storyline. During a speech for Cumberbatch’s receiving a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame, Kevin Feige went on to say, “To us and to millions around the globe, you deserve this honor for being the first, the best, the greatest and the only Doctor Stephen Strange.” The President continued, “Benedict has turned this character into an icon, appearing in a historic three of the top six films of all time.”

“It’s been quite a journey, I remember our very first meeting. … We wanted to pitch him this great character, and before we could he said, ‘So tell me about Doctor Strange,’ because somewhere you knew what this could be…You’ve always seen the tremendous potential in this character and because of that, you’ve become the anchor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the only actor capable of guiding us through the madness of the Multiverse.”

Doctor Strange is the anchor literally and figuratively in this live action world of Marvel. With most of the original members of the Avengers out of the picture, there’s a new open spot for somebody to lead. Doctor Strange’s power dwarfs a lot of his comrades due to the large scale of responsibility placed on his shoulders. He will not only be an anchor as a leader or mentor for the upcoming younger heroes but he will also anchor the multiverse as it unravels following the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home

Warner Bros DC Film Issues

The screenwriter behind Batman V Superman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Chris Terrio, detailed his experience working with Warner Bros. on two blockbuster films and it’s not a good one. According to him, Warner Bros. had a slate of films but was more concerned about conforming to the schedule rather than building the world. From the outside looking in, this was assumed to be the case as DC announced film after film all before Batman V Superman was even released. It would’ve been smart to have a plan set in place just in case the reception was well and wait to see how it turned out. Here is the quote from his interview with Vanity Fair below:

“…as far as I can tell, and the brass at the very top, decided the order of the films… I was not consulted on the order of the films, even though I was the person writing Justice League. They just determined that it was going to be Batman/Superman, and then Wonder Woman, then Justice League, and then Aquaman. So there was never any thought to how the world was constructed before they issued this edict. They said, ‘Conform to this schedule.’”

“The Wonder Woman script wasn’t even finished when I wrote Justice League… So I had no basis to write Wonder Woman other than Batman/Superman. Themyscira didn’t even exist. I was never shown anything on the page for it. I didn’t know whether people could talk underwater. That was a thing that I had to ask, because I didn’t know if I could do underwater scenes with Aquaman and Atlanteans. It was all just from scratch because there had been no [solo] character films.”

“So Justice League needed to establish three of the characters; it had to create a long game mythology for the DC Universe. It had to resurrect Superman because he was dead at the end of the last movie. I just don’t know how you could do all that in under two hours. Maybe the 2017 release proved that you couldn’t”.

Chris Terrio also went into how much darker the WB’s story was before he got involved.

“The studio seemed to take this position after [Batman v Superman] that my writing was too dark and this was their problem… But what they didn’t mention was that, for example, in the draft of the Batman/Superman script that W.B. ha developed — [which was] the draft I was handed when I joined the project — Batman was not only branding criminals with the bat brand, he also ended the movie by branding Lex Luthor.”

“[Batman] has to see the error of his ways and remember his better self in the course of the movie. By the end of the movie, he needs to be the Batman we know, and he has to be ready to go and create the Justice League,”.

Chris Terrio also cut Superman “raining hell upon Black African Muslim characters in the desert,” after Lois is attacked by one of the kidnappers early in the movie. “I wanted to say [to WB], ‘I’ve been saving you from yourselves!.. I’ve been working with the director to bring a voice of conscience and sanity to the almost perversely dark film you’ve been developing for years, but I’m the problem here?’” Terrio says.

Removing his name close to the film’s release day would delay or create a scandal, “So I shut up and I said nothing publicly. I’ve never said anything about Justice League since then, but the movie doesn’t represent my work.”

Finally Chris Terrio talks about the Snyder cut.

“People do have problems with this version of the film… But that I can take because that is actual critique of my work. That’s fair game, and that I’ll engage with any day. People can quarrel with the movie, but at least they’re quarreling with my version and with Zack’s version of the film.”

Here’s hoping that the management gets better within Warner Bros as well as the way they treat their minority characters. Superman killing African / Muslim characters, Joss Whedon’s removal of Cyborg, Iris West and Martian Manhunter as well as the recent news that John Stewart was removed from the movie. Nothing is looking good in terms of how they handle these characters but let’s keep speaking out to make sure that we get the characters we want with proper treatment moving forward.

Batman: The Long Halloween Voice Actors Revealed

The upcoming animated film, Batman: The Long Halloween, has finally revealed its voice cast. Jensen Ackles voices Bruce Wayne / Batman, many will know Ackles from the show, Supernatural. Popular video game voice actor, Troy Baker, will voice The Joker and finally the late, Naya Rivera, will voice Catwoman as she finished recording her lines before her unfortunate passing last year.

This movie is based on the 13 issue mini arc where Batman’s deals with the Holiday Killer, who is a villain who kills a new person based on the calendar / holidays. The movie has a planned summer release but be sure to check back here for more updates on this film and more! Let us know your thoughts!

Release The Ayer Cut

In a recent interview with EW, David Ayer spoke about his desire to release his original cut of his Suicide Squad movie, this all comes after the positive reception of Zack Snyder’s Justice League release on HBO Max.

“I get it, it’s a business… It’s frustrating because I made a really heartfelt drama and it got ripped to pieces and they tried to turn it into Deadpool, which it just wasn’t supposed to be. And then you take the hit, you’re the captain of the ship, my name was on it. [Laughs] Even though it didn’t represent what I actually made, I would take all the bullets and be a good soldier. I made an amazing movie. It’s an amazing movie, it just scared the s*** out of the executives” David Says.

He goes on to say, “I think the studios see now that there can be canon, there can be non-canon, the fans just want to touch it… They love the characters, they just want to spend more time with it. And people are way more sophisticated about how movies are made and want to be participants in the journey. There’s room for different things, different versions, different assets being shared with the audience. I think it just helps strengthen the community”.

With the upcoming release of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, there’s no telling if we’ll get an Ayer cut or not. However one thing is certain, fans want it. Along with #returnthesnyderverse, #releasetheayercut has been trending as well on twitter. Fans want to get a look at the film the director shot and worked on without moving on from what they saw in theaters as the final word from this universe. It’s starting to become apparent that there’s a disconnect between what the executives think DC fans want and what they actually are looking for. It’s also worth noting that there may not be a four hour cut of this movie like we saw for Justice League but that doesn’t mean that the film that we got isn’t anything different than what Ayer intended. Still just like anything in this business, only time will tell how these events unfold.

Mortal Kombat / Venom: Let There Be Carnage Delayed One Week

Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Mortal Kombat have both been delayed by a week from their latest scheduled release date. Venom going from September 17, 2021 to September 24, 2021 and Mortal Kombat going from April 16, 2021 to April 23, 2021. No news yet to the reasons for the delay although let’s be thankful that it’s not a month or more of a pushback. Let us know your thoughts!

Spiral Official Trailer 2

Spiral the upcoming horror movie set in the Saw universe (executive produced by / starring Chris Rock) has got a new trailer! This trailer teases more of the gruesome deaths that audiences can expect to see when saw returns this May. Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts!

Justice League Variant Cover Reveals Martian Manhunter’s ‘SnyderVerse’ Look

Justice League #59 received different variant covers for the upcoming issue that tease Martian Manhunter’s look for the upcoming Snyder cut of Justice League. It was revealed that Harry Lennix portrayed an undercover, J’onn J’onzz in the Man of Steel and was unable to reprise his role due to scheduling conflicts during the filming of the original Justice League. Now with the recent reshoots, Lennix was able to be apart of the new scenes that were filmed so here’s hoping that we get to see a live action portrayal of the alien superhero.

Regarding the variant cover, we get an idea of how J’onzz will look. He has a lot more of an angular look than the rounded look many are familiar with from the cartoons. This look appears to be more comic inspired which is a welcomed surprise for many. Justice League #59 will be released on March 16 which is two days before the Snyder cut releases. Take a look at the cover below and let us know your thoughts!

Joker’s New Look Revealed In Snyder Cut

Today we finally got a full look at Jared Leto’s new look in the upcoming Snyder cut of the Justice League movie! We see a more gothic look in these black and white photographs. Joker’s hair is longer, he looks more gritty and less “bedazzled” than the joker we saw in the recent Suicide Squad movie.

Jared Leto has been in the middle of a rough career with this character. From the outside looking in, it looks as though he dedicated a lot of his time towards bringing this character to life only to not have seen the fruits of that labor. A lot of his scenes were cut from the Suicide Squad movie, fans were disappointed with the direction of the character and the joker movie that got praised was from a completely different actor. It’s no wonder Leto jumped ship to marvel and played a different “villain” in the character of Morbius.

Only time will tell if Leto’s portrayal will be worth the wait but based on these images as well as the recent news that the Snyder cut will be R rated, shows that we will be in for a dark / grounded DC movie. Hopefully we all get what we’ve been waiting for and hopefully the success of this movie will cause a continuation of this timeline as well as more creative control for the directors. Only time will tell!

MCU Blade Film Gets Watchmen Writer

Marvel has found a writer for its upcoming Blade film that will be staring the Oscar winning Mahershala Ali. Stacy Osei-Kuffour, will be the writer for the film. Osei-Kuffour wrote on HBO’s Watchmen series as a co-writer for Episode 7 and a story editor on all other episodes.

She also wrote Amazon’s Hunters, HBO’s Run and is set to write for the upcoming television movie adaptation of the science fiction novel Binti; which stars a young girl named Binti who is a Himba tribe member that gets recruited into a prestigious intergalactic University. The school is then taken hostage by an alien race called the Meduse and almost every member on board is killed. Binti must figure out a way to survive the hostile Meduse and prevent further bloodshed.

There was reports on a six-month search in which black writers were considered, (including direct input from the lead star, Mahershala Ali) resulting in Ossei-Kuffour becoming the film’s writer. She will be Marvel’s first black woman to write a Marvel movie. This upcoming movie will not continue the Wesley Snipes trilogy and will serve as a reboot.

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