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Bayani Miguel Acebedo

Star Wars nerd. Toy collector. Occasional Cosplayer. is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.

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  • Ruby Rose Congratulates New Batwoman Javicia Leslie
      Batwoman had been in a very weird place lately with the show getting renewed but at the same time losing it main star Ruby Rose. What’s great is, they’ve found someone to replace Rose in the form of Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me), and it looks like Rose is all onboard for the casting. Here’s what Rose posted on her IG:             View this post on Instagram                   OMG!! This is amazing!! I am so glad Batwoman will be played by an amazing Black woman. ❤️ I want to congratulate Javicia Leslie on taking over the bat cape. You are walking into an amazing cast and crew. I can’t wait to watch season 2 you are going to be amazing !! ❤️ A post shared by Ruby Rose (@rubyrose) on Jul 8, 2020 at 3:35pm PDT   OMG!! This is amazing!! I am so glad Batwoman will be played by an amazing Black woman. ❤️ I  want to congratulate Javicia Leslie on taking over the bat cape.  You are walking into an amazing cast and crew.  I can’t wait to watch season 2 you are going to be amazing !! ❤️ While some thought that The CW would cast someone else to play the part of Kate Kane, the show is going another direction and will have Leslie play an entirely new character named Ryan Wilder. We don’t exactly know how Wilder becomes the next Batwoman, but the character has been described to be living out of a van but is also ‘the most dangerous type of fighter.’ As for Kane’s canon story, it’s said that the second season will largely deal with her disappearance. If anything, it kind of sounds like there are plans to bring Rose back in the form of a guest appearance, since it would be weird for the character to just die offscreen. With Rose said to have hated working on the show, hopefully, she’s onboard to shoot a proper sendoff for her character. Batwoman is set to come back in January 2021. Read Also: Batwoman Finds New Lead in God Friended Me Star Javicia Leslie
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  • PlayStation Reveals Box Art for Spider-Man: Miles Morales
      The PS5 announcement was started with a teaser for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and now Sony has decided to give us a look at the box art for the next generation of PlayStation games. This comes courtesy of PlayStation Blog:     If anything, the cover is just as minimalistic as the one for the first Spider-Man game, having Miles swinging in front of a plain-colored background. I guess the difference is that we get to have Miles using his ‘stinger’ ability in the cover; I think the slight fade of his left leg and feet are supposed to showcase his invisibility powers.     With Peter Parker’s story not yet over, Miles Morales is confirmed to be a spinoff of the Spider-Man game franchise, much like Lost Legacy for Uncharted. We don’t know exactly what to expect from the game, but hopefully Insomniac can find a way to differentiate Miles’ story and gameplay enough from Peter’s. While a lot of people loved Spider-Man for the PS4, I kind of thought a lot of the missions had ended up pretty repetitive, and a good chunk of the game are just variations of fetch quests. Hopefully, Miles Morales will tease us with a better variation of the story, enough to get us hyped for Peter’s return with the direct sequel of Spider-Man PS4. No release date has been set for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but we should expect it to hit shelves sometime this holiday season. Read Also: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Has Different Feel Thanks to PS5
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  • Daniel Bruhl Talks the Classic Zemo Costume for The Falcon and The ...
      Daniel Bruhl had played the villain Helmut Zemo for Captain America: Civil War, and he’s set to reprise the character for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. While he didn’t have the classic mask in the film, he’ll be looking more comic-accurate for the series, and Bruhl talks a bit about donning the costume. Talking to Collider, Bruhl explained: “I remember that Kari Skogland, the director, came to Budapest and we recorded something with me being Zemo, and I was very happy and enthusiastic to see the mask. I was incredibly thrilled to go back because I remember that I had a lot of fun being in something completely different and getting to explore the MCU and become part of that. I have the fondest memories of collaborating with all of these wonderful actors, and to see Sebastian Stan again, and Anthony Mackie, this time around, and to come back to something which, on the one hand, felt common and known, and on the other hand, being something completely new and something fresh.” When we last saw Zemo, he was a captive of the CIA, so it’s going to be interesting to see how he finds himself free to torment Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. At some point in the comics, Zemo  had actually become the new leader of HYDRA. With some soldiers spotted in classic green and yellow HYDRA garb in the short teaser, I wonder if this series is going to have us see Zemo become the new Red Skull.     While Zemo is no doubt one of the most devastating villains to the Avengers, he’s probably one of the most forgettable. Personally, the only thing that really stood out in the Civil War was the airport battle, but hopefully, we get some more memorable moments from Zemo come Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Though it will likely be delayed, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is set to come out on Disney+ this August. Read Also: Comic-Con@Home First Day Schedule Released
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  • Avengers: Endgame Directors and Taika Waititi Announce Class on Flash ...
      Since most movie productions are grounded right now, directors and actors have no other means of work besides remote video chats. With Avengers: Endgame directors the Russo brothers having their Pizza Film School, they’ve announced a class with director Taika Waititi on the classic 1980 film Flash Gordon. Check it out:   Tune in THIS FRIDAY 7/10 at 12pmPT (on our IGTV and @AGBOfilms YouTube) for our #PizzaFilmSchool class on FLASH GORDON with our special guest @TaikaWaititi. You’re definitely not going to want to miss Taika sing along to Queen... Who's coming to class? pic.twitter.com/xtuZWhIWT1 — Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 8, 2020   With Flash Gordon being one of the main inspirations of Thor: Ragnarok, it’s going to be interesting to see what Waititi has taken out of the film. I’m also interested to see what the Russo Brothers have to say about the movie and what possible influences it could have made to their entries in the MCU. Though it may be a campy sci-fi flick today, Flash Gordon is one of the OG titles when it comes to the genre, with the original serials influencing the biggest science fantasy franchise of them all—Star Wars.     We don’t know what’s in store exactly for both the Russo brothers and Waititi, but we do know that Waititi has signed on to direct a Star Wars movie that is set to come out in theaters. It’s not clear if it’s going to be the movie coming out in 2022, but personally, I want Waititi to work on some more big-budget projects before he takes on something like Star Wars. As for the Russo brothers, they look to be done with the MCU, but they did say they would be open to teaming up with Lucasfilm somewhere down the line. Catch the Russos and Waititi when they take an in-depth look at Flash Gordon on July 10 on their IGTV or AGBO Films on Youtube. Read Also: Avengers: Endgame Directors are Interested in Helming a Star Wars Movie  
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  • Comic-Con@Home First Day Schedule Released
      Though San Diego Comic-Con 2020 may be canceled, we are getting a remote event in the form of Comic-Con@Home. The event starts on July 15, and what’s great is, we already have a schedule for the first day. According to ComicBook, this is the schedule of Comic-Con@Home on Wednesday, July 15: 3–4 p.m. Comics in the Classroom Ask Me Anything: Pick the Brains of Teachers, Administrators, Creators, and Publishers GeekED: Re-storied: Re-imagining creative privilege Teaching and Learning with Comics The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics 4–5 p.m. Books for All: It’s Time to Redefine How We Share Books With Kids Comics as a Conduit GeekEd: “Watchmen” and the Cruelty of Masks License to Thrill: Graphic Novel Adaptations for Kids Make Programming Your Superpower! 5–6 p.m. Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Throughout Pop Culture GeekEd: College and the Nerd Mind New Kids Comics from Eisner Award Publishers Words and Pictures Working Together: Strategies for Analyzing Graphic Texts 6–7 p.m. Comic-Con Celebrates 15 Years of Eisner Librarians Comics on Campus: Fandom at Academia Spirit Skies: How to publish an International youth comic in the Age of Covid-19 Teaching Graphic Novels Online Originally it was thought that the event would start on the 22nd of the month, but it looks like things are going to be kicking off earlier. Admittedly there aren’t any big panels that have been listed down, but we should expect detailed schedules for other days released within the week. For now, we’re still unsure of what panels to expect at the event. We know Disney+ is going to be holding its own panel on the 23rd, but word is also going around that DC and Marvel won’t have a presence at the event. Even if that’s the case, there’s still a lot to look forward to. Hopefully, we get some more details within the week. Comic-Con@Home kicks off on July 15, and you can log-in on the website for free. Read Also: Disney+ is Coming to Comic-Con@Home with New Marvel Docuseries
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  • Netflix Cancels The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
      The fourth season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is going to debut this year, but it looks like it’s going to be the last. According to TV Line, Netflix has decided to pull the plug and cancel the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement: “Working on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been an incredible honor from Day One… The cast, beginning with Kiernan as everyone’s favorite teen witch, has been an absolute joy. I am beyond thankful to the crew, writers, editors, assistants, and everyone for pouring so much love into this dark dream of a show. I’m also grateful to our partners at Netflix, Warner Bros., Berlanti Television, and Archie Comics for letting us tell the story we wanted to tell, the way we wanted to tell it. We can’t wait for everyone to see Part Four.” The final eight episodes of the show will have something to do with the “Eldritch Terrors descending on Greendale” and promises an all-out war with the witches. While this all sounds huge on the show’s part, I’m just hoping the showrunners were given time to give it a proper sendoff. While I’m personally not the biggest fan of CAOS, I think it has a very unique voice and its sitcom tone mixed with occult themes is very fun to watch. While it may be canceled on Netflix, it’s still possible that it could find a home in another network. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what the fans have to say. No specific release window has been announced for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4, but the show is expected to hit Netflix sometime later this year. Read Also: Riverdale Star Cole Sprouse Arrested While Participating in a Black Lives Matter Protest
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  • The Sims is Getting a Reality TV Game Show
      With games like The Last of Us and Fallout getting TV adaptations, The Sims is looking to make its transition to TV as well—but this time, it’s in the form of a game show. According to Variety, The Sims Spark’d is going to be a game show in the same vein as Project Runway and will have 12 contestants competing for a $100,000 grand prize. Rayvon Owen (American Idol) is set to host the show, which is set to debut later this month. Redefine reality competitions with The Sims™ Spark’d, a new show where the only limit to what contestants can create is their imagination! Don’t miss the episode 1 premiere for United States viewers on TBS on July 17. The show will apparently run for 4 episodes with each contestant specializing in a specific element of The Sims 4, be it character or home design. We don’t know exactly how these contestants will be competing, but I imagine it’s going to be the usual game show categories, from ‘most creative house’ or ‘most realistic character.’ It’s worth mentioning that there will be a 3-judge panel to oversee the competition. GM of the Sims franchise, Lyndsay Pearson, had this to say about the show: “Since its inception, ‘The Sims’ has been a groundbreaking experience, allowing players to create and virtually live out the stories they create in-game… That’s also why this show is so exciting. We’re continuing that innovative spirit, bringing our community together to compete and showcase their in-game storytelling on a reality show in an entirely new way.” Catch The Sims Spark’d when it hits Turner Sports and Buzzfeed Multiplayer on July 17. Read Also: Amazon Announces Fallout Series from Westworld Creators
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  • Dante Basco Teases Animated Origin Movie for His Hook Character, Rufio
      Dante Basco is known for playing a lot of iconic characters from American Dragon Jake Long to crown prince of the Fire Nation Zuko, but probably his most memorable onscreen role is that of Rufio in Steven Spielberg’s cult classic Hook. Though Basco may be too old to play the character now, he teases that an animated origin movie is in the works. Basco tells Collider Games: “We’re in development for something that’s Rufio-based. It’s out there. We’ll be pitching soon. I can’t really talk about it, but it’s an origin story of Rufio and it would be animated. I would come back and voice the character. Let’s put it like that.”   .@dantebasco revealed he’s working on an animated prequel series about his iconic character #Rufio! We spoke to him about that & his new role on #ArtificialIntelligence in our interview here: https://t.co/N9NGV78Z7s pic.twitter.com/WPNVqpk41h — Collider Games (@ColliderGaming) July 7, 2020   If you’ve watched Hook, Rufio is the one who takes leadership of the Lost Boys after Peter Pan (Robin Williams) left to become an adult. While Rufio was one of the antagonists of the film, he steadily becomes one of Peter’s better allies before he gets taken down by Captain Hook.     Since the movie is still in early development, we don’t really get to see anything from the film, but I think an origin story for Rufio could be fascinating. Maybe we can follow his journey as he ends up in Neverland and becomes the leader of the Lost Boys. Though Hook was critically panned when it came out, it still manages to become one cult classic for anyone who saw it in the right age. No release date has been set for this Rufio movie, but you can catch Basco as Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender now on Netflix. Read Also: Zuko VA Dante Basco Could Show Up in Netflix’s Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender
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  • Billy Butcher and His Gang are On the Run in New Teaser for The Boys ...
      With the comic book movie genre at an all-time high right now, Amazon’s The Boys couldn’t be more relevant. What’s great is, the second season is set to come out in a few months, and we have a new teaser showcasing the Seven and their clash with Billy Butcher and his gang of superhero haters. The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven", and their formidable Vought backing. As you can see, we should expect more of the shock and violence that we got from the first season, what with Butcher holding back no punches on the superheroes, and the superheroes—specifically Homelander—being a horrific sociopath. With the second season though, we should expect new players. With Stillwell having died, Giancarlo Esposito’s Stan Edgar is going to be the one pulling the strings of the Seven now. What’s more, the super group gets a new member in the form of Stormfront, who in the comics is described as a “Nazi Superman.” Seeing as Stormfront is a woman in the show, it’s going to be interesting to see how different her character is this time. Catch The Boys when they return to Amazon Prime Video this Sept. 4. Read Also: Watch Black Noir in Action in First Few Minutes of The Boys Season 2
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  • Zuko VA Dante Basco Could Show Up in Netflix’s Live-Action Avatar: ...
      After the garbage fire that was M. Night Shymalan’s The Last Airbender, Netflix is looking to make a second attempt at a live-action Avatar, this time with original creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. What’s interesting is, the series could bring back a familiar face—or rather, a familiar voice. Talking to Collider Games, Zuko voice actor Dante Basco has teased that it’s possible that he could be making an appearance in the live-action series. He says, “I'm part of the Avatar family for life ... I might pop in somewhere.” Back in February, showrunner Konietzko had also teased that they are currently ‘looking for multiple ways’ to include Basco in the show, but not as Zuko. At age 44, Basco is proven to be too old to play the prince of the Fire Nation.           View this post on Instagram                   Dual Dantes... @mike_dante_d @dantebasco Had a great time catching up with our old, honorable friend today. Yes, we are looking for multiple ways to have Dante be a part of this project. No, he won’t be playing Zuko (he’s my age). No, you shouldn’t send him your auditions either. ?? A post shared by Bryan Konietzko (@bryankonietzko) on Jan 31, 2019 at 3:04pm PST   If anything, fans are already pitching multiple roles for Basco to take on should he be put in the show. While I’m fine with him playing a cameo role like the cabbage merchant, I would love for him to take on a more significant part. Maybe he can be a younger Iroh from a flashback? Or maybe a younger Avatar Roku? What about the warden of the Boiling Rock? I just think Basco just has to play someone from the Fire Nation. We haven’t gotten any significant updates on the live-action Airbender series yet, but hopefully we get some kind of reveal before the year ends. Fingers crossed the series gets to Netflix sometime next year. No release date has been announced for the live-action Avatar The Last Airbender, but you can check out the original animated series now on Netflix. Read Also: Voice of the Cabbage Merchant from Avatar Wants to Reprise Role for Live-Action Series
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