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There seems to be some disturbance in the Force as Disney+'s Rogue One series is experiencing behind the scenes issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting the project to hire a new director.
According to a report from Deadline, director Tony Gilroy who was originally tapped to helm the series which revolves around Cassian Andor's exploits is being replaced by Toby Haynes who is best known for his work in Black Mirror. Gilroy reportedly had to step down as director due to travel issues brought upon by the pandemic.
Disney has declined to comment regarding the matter but worry not as there seems to be no bad blood between Disney and the former director over the decision. And why should there be an issue? The change happened due to unforeseen circumstances anyway. I'm pretty sure Haynes will do the project justice considering his critically-acclaimed Black Mirror episode has some Star Trek vibe to it. So he isn't exactly new to the sci-fi genre.
Other details about the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel series have yet to be disclosed.
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More promotional materials for WandaVision are on the way. In fact, some of them have already surfaced following the Disney+ series' grand trailer debut last Sunday during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Speaking of, a new Marvel TV spot for the show starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany has been unveiled and it features different footage not included in the official trailer. It includes a moment wherein Vision greets Wanda "Welcome Home" as she greets him with a huge smile on her face. One fan on Twitter got to record a copy of the said teaser. You can check it out here:
There is a "Welcome home" moment, first glimpsed in the Disney Plus Big Game spot, that is in the Wandavision TV Spot 1, but not in the trailer. Since I haven't seen anyone post that, here it is. #WandaVision #Marvel pic.twitter.com/d1GzerIjsL
— Zcure1 (@Zcure1) September 22, 2020
If that particular scene looks somewhat familiar to you, it's because that moment was shown in the Super Bowl commercial that premiered back in February, teasing the upcoming Marvel shows on the streaming service, including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and Loki. And while it isn't exactly new footage, it's a nice added touch that definitely fits the show's overall vibe and aesthetic.
WandaVision hits Disney+ later this year!
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The film industry suffered a major blow following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cinemas are also gravely affected by the situation and a lot of them were forced to shut down temporarily, some permanently while waiting for the pandemic to subside.
Now, Justice League star Ben Affleck discussed the future of cinema post-pandemic. The Batman actor believes that theaters will focus on big films like Avengers and Wonder Woman instead of mid-budget films. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly. here's what Affleck had to say:
I don't know what will be the reality post-COVID. Who knows what the theatrical business will be like. What I think has happened is that people have grown accustomed during this time to watching from home. It benefited The Way Back, for sure. It had just come out so I think the ability to see a new movie at home enabled us to get many more viewers than would have come out to a theater to pay money to see a sad movie about an alcoholic dealing with the death of his child. People have now been acculturated to streaming and watching movies at home in ways they weren’t before, which probably accelerated a trend that was already taking place.
While we're still not certain when the pandemic ends and what transpires in the world of film after it, Affleck raises a pretty valid argument but when you think about it, you really can't blame the moviegoers should they choose to watch the franchise juggernauts over the low to mid-budget projects once the dust settles. At the end of the day, it cannot be denied that most fans are still after entertainment over substance and I don't think there's anything wrong with that.
Ben is scheduled to appear in Ezra Miller's solo The Flash film. Hitting cinemas sometime in 2022.
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Avid supporters of Zack Snyder and the people behind the Snyder Cut movement launched a crowdfunding campaign and have raised nearly $500,000 for suicide prevention awareness and it just proves that not all heroes wear capes.
The Justice League director took to Twitter to express his glee over the said campaign. All the proceeds will go directly to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). If you may recall, Snyder's daughter Autumn died in early 2017 in an apparent suicide. The tragedy forced Snyder to withdraw from the project which was still in its post-production stages. Snyder tweeted: "Closing in on half a million. This community is incredible... #whywefight". Check it out here:
Closing in on half a million.￼ This community is incredible... #whywefight ￼ pic.twitter.com/kWOaYN30HF
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) September 21, 2020
This accomplishment goes to show that anything is possible and the collective forces of people who fight for a great cause can indeed move mountains. They've proven that when the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement succeeded after years of campaigning and now this. I don't know about you but it gives me "hope" and restores my faith in humanity. Good job, Snyder Cut fans!
Speaking of, the Snyder Cut of Justice League will hit HBO Max sometime in 2021.
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The year 1992 was a monumental year for Batman. Following the success of the live-action Batman Returns starring Michael Keaton, Warner Bros. took advantage of the ongoing “Bat-mania” and gratified fans’ need for more Dark Knight by releasing arguably the definitive version of our favorite caped crusader Batman in cartoon form.
Drawing huge inspiration from Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989, Batman: The Animated Series isn’t exactly an extension of the cult classic, but rather its own entity which became an instant hit amongst fans and is still widely regarded by a lot of people to this day as the best adaptation of the Dark Knight in any medium outside the comics.
Now, we’ve talked a lot about the episodes we hold near and dear to our hearts but this time around, allow me to put the spotlight on the show’s episodes which I think are often overlooked and deserve more attention. With that in mind, here are 10 of the most underrated Batman: The Animated Series episodes you should be rewatching!
Disclaimer: I’m putting some episodes from The New Batman Adventures since, you know, it’s still canon to the BTAS saga.
The hit Spider-Man game on PlayStation is getting a remastered version on PS5 which coincides with the release of Spider-Man: Miles Morales. However, the said game will only be available digitally via a special voucher that comes with the Miles Morales Ultimate Edition and as of now, there are no plans for it to be released physically.
The news is coming straight from developer Insomniac Games. Responding to a fan's question on Twitter who ask if they're releasing it via CD, the company's official handle officially confirmed: "no plans to release physically".
no plans to release physically
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) September 20, 2020
Although it would be an issue for gamers who prefer physical copies over digitally-downloaded ones, the remastered version of the open-world action-adventure game released back in 2018 is still a must-get, especially if you were pleased with the original version. So far, we know little about the upcoming remaster but I bet it'll be just as fun as its predecessor, if not better.
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Now that is what we call a clap back! #MilesMoralesPS5 . . . . . #BeGreater #BeYourself #SpiderManPS5 #PlayStation #Marvel #MarvelGames
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Spider-Man: Miles Morales will hit stores on November 12 for $49.99 available for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 consoles. The Spider-Man remaster on the other hand will be a PS5 exclusive for $69.99.
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Game of Thrones fans are gonna love the sound of this! The show's spinoff series is House of the Dragon is still on track for a 2022 release, that's according to HBO president Casey Bloys himself.
In a recent interview with Deadline, Bloys gave everyone an update and confirmed that House of Dragon will indeed hit HBO sometime in 2022. He also revealed that casting for the show is underway although he didn't go into detail about other bits and pieces concerning the upcoming project. But from what we know so far, the show is set 300 years before the events of GOT. It's also set to tell the story of House Targaryen.
Fans are yearning for more GOT stories to be told on the small screen following the groundbreaking series' epic finale which premiered May of last year. Other shows better be on the lookout for the spinoff considering how dominant Game of Thrones was in the television game and quite honestly, I see House of Dragon delivering the same results as its mother show. That is not just a prediction.
House of the Dragon's exact release date has yet to be announced.
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Safe to say we're all hyped up for the arrival of WandaVision and so is lead star Paul Bettany who claims that what we saw from the Disney+ show's trailer pales in comparison to what's going to transpire in the actual series.
The trailer earned praise from actor and comic book junkie Kevin Smith who expressed his excitement for the show on Twitter. Smith tweeted: "As a kid who bought the “Vision & the Scarlet Witch” comic book mini-series in the ’80s, I’m so ready for this! @wandavision is clearly the creepy road to the Multiverse of Madness and this trailer has got my imagination going! Make mine @MarvelStudios!"
Bettany would later reply to the said tweet and simply responded: "It gets more and more bonkers". Whoa! We cannot wait! Check out their exchange below:
It gets more and more bonkers. https://t.co/sxc7daqffw
— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) September 22, 2020
Top-billed by Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen, the upcoming series still has a lot of fans talking one day removed from its grand trailer reveal, and quite frankly, it's not hard to understand why fans are left intrigued and wanting more. The show is shaping up to be a groundbreaking offering from Marvel Studios and it's something we haven't seen from them before. I guarantee you, it's going to tickle our imaginations and transport us to places we haven't been to before. I'm hella stoked!
WandaVision is slated to premiere on Disney+ later this year!
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Shuri's fate in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still uncertain following the tragic passing of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman. To some fans, the most logical move for Marvel Studios is to turn her into the next Black Panther but other people have far more interesting ideas for Shuri and it's something fresh and intriguing.
The ever-so-awesome BossLogic shared his marvelous poster depicting T'Challa's younger sister Shuri, played by actress Letitia Wright as the MCU's Ironheart. To those unaware, Ironheart aka Riri Williams is Iron Man's sorta successor after Tony Stark was put in a coma by Captain Marvel during the events of Civil War II. See the epic artwork here:
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IRON❤️ (this is just some fun (what if?)
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A drastic move like that would be nothing new as the MCU is known for tweaking some of its character's origins, sometimes ignoring their comic book counterparts. Now, putting Shuri in an even bigger spot in the universe would be a great decision for Marvel Studios not only from a business standpoint but from a fan perspective. With T'Challa potentially leaving the franchise for good, Shuri stepping up to the plate would be a treat to see and it gives Letitia Wright her moment to shine.
As of writing, plans for Black Panther 2 have yet to be announced.
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Marvel stans have joined the WandaVision hype train it seems and rightfully so. The series, top-billed by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will explore the tragic tale of how Wanda Maximoff copes up with the loss of Vision and how that grief will force her to bend all laws of realities despite the consequences that might come with it.
Now, artist BossLogic unveiled his spin on WandaVision's poster, injecting a little dose of horror and phantasm. The said artwork sees Wanda and Vision inside the Scarlet Witch's silhouette and she looks like she means total business, not to mention chaos. To call it spooky and horrifying is an understatement. Check it out here:
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My theory on #WandaVision Wanda is stuck in her own mind or a case of her creating a Pocket-Dimension that she thinks is reality and with passing episodes it will show different timelines showing off a multiverse like situation, leading you to Dr. Strange Multiverse of madness
A post shared by Bosslogic (@bosslogic) on Sep 21, 2020 at 12:05am PDT
Judging by the fantastic stuff we saw from the trailer, WandaVision is Marvel Studios' most ambitious project to date and from my view at least, it looks like they're really going all-out with it. Well, after all, it sets up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness so it shouldn't come as a surprise how Kevin Feige and crew are putting in maximum effort to make the series a small screen masterpiece.
WandaVision is coming soon exclusively on Disney+!
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