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One of the most shocking moments in Man of Steel was undoubtedly the scene where Superman was forced to kill General Zod. Although it was necessary to save the life of a family, Zack Snyder has just revealed that there was another reason why Kal-El chose to end his fellow Kryptonian's life.
Snyder recently held a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice watch-along party on Vero where the filmmaker himself provided some live commentary (via Comicbook.com). Interestingly, when the scene where Bruce Wayne watches Superman fighting Zod overhead, Snyder pointed out that this was necessary.
"Even if we understand from this outer perspective that Superman is saving the world being essentially terraformed into another planet, the greater good is being served," he said. He then referenced his other film Watchmen and what Ozymandias did in the movie.
"It's like an Ozymandias-type scenario when, you know, a big sacrifice is made to save the world and I would say that not even intentionally in this case, Zod is a powerful dude. To suggest you could defeat him without him nearly winning is not realistic at all or the kind of consequence I wanted from my superhero movies," Snyder stated.
That sounds like Zod had to be killed simply to make a point. On the other hand, it's a point that was taken rather strongly by some fans who believe that Zod's death was unnecessary and out of Superman's character. Either way, it had a lasting impact on DC fans when it first happened in Man of Steel.
Do you agree that Zod's death was needed to show the real consequences in superhero films? Sound off in the comments below.
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One of the most interesting things about the first season of Star Trek: Picard was how it subtly suggested that Seven of Nine was interested in women. But why wait until the final episode to make thing clear? Showrunner Michael Chabon has addressed how the series tackled sexuality.
Chabon was interviewed by Variety, where he was asked about the lack of LGBTQ characters in the series. Interestingly, the showrunner stated that he wanted it to be less about forcing representation and simply making sexuality a part of a character's identity.
"Well, the way that people’s identity is constructed with sexuality as a component of it, in my experience, it emerges in a much more organic [way], and not like wearing a t-shirt that says, you know, Queer Power — or the equivalent in the 24th century," Chabon said. "We get to know these characters the way we get to know real people. It emerges in conversation when it would emerge in conversation."
Early on in Picard, it is suggested that Seven had a romantic relationship with Bjayzl. However, it wasn't until later in the season finale that it was practically confirmed that Seven has become romantically involved with Raffi. Needless to say, this is a relationship that we are hoping to see more of in Season 2.
The first season of Star Trek: Picard is currently available for streaming for free on CBS All Access.
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Are you getting impatient waiting for the second part of Rick and Morty Season 4? Adult Swim has something that will make the wait a little easier. A new Rick and Morty short has just been released and it's a bloody samurai film that has action, suspense, and yes, a lot of portals.
The film Samurai & Shogun opens with Samurai Rick wheeling Shogun Morty on an empty rice field under the blood moon when several portals suddenly appeared. The two are accosted by a group of Ninja Ricks who want to take back Shogun Morty. Naturally, Samurai Rick isn't just about to give up his companion and immediately goes in for the attack.
It's a bloody, action-packed short that's pretty much the Rick and Morty version of Lone Wolf and Cub. That said, Samurai Rick easily defeats several regular-sized Ninjas before a giant Ninja shows up. Sadly, the huge thing doesn't even put up a good fight but that's just fine since the weird stuff has yet to come.
We're loving this amazing standalone short that also happens to be in Japanese. Although the film isn't part of the upcoming second half of Rick and Morty Season 4, it has also led to fans begging Adult Swim to release new episodes as soon as possible.
The first half of Rick and Morty Season 4 has already aired on Adult Swim late last year. The next five episodes are expected to drop this year although the release date has not yet been revealed. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
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There is little doubt that fans have been concerned about Tom Holland after the Spider-Man 3 star previously admitted that he was feeling sick amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. Although the actor stated that he doesn't think he has COVID-19, people are still hoping Holland is feeling better. Luckily, it looks like the Avengers: Endgame star is just fine as he posted an update on social media.
Holland shared a new photo on his official Instagram account and it confirms that he is feeling well enough to continue with the puzzle party he and his family have started a few days ago. Take a look at his post below.
View this post on Instagram I beg to differ. “Here we go again... again” name that movie. #jigsawwars A post shared by Tom Holland (@tomholland2013) on Mar 29, 2020 at 8:58am PDT
“I beg to differ. 'Here we go again... again' name that movie,” Holland wrote before adding the hashtag #jigsawwars.
The first part of the caption refers to the puzzle Holland he is about to tackle, which is known as the Marvel Impossible Puzzle (it has 1,000 pieces). The latter part is obviously a reference to Robert Downey Jr.'s film Tropic Thunder.
It's good to know that Holland is feeling a lot better. It was previously reported that the Spider-Man: Far From Home star admitted to waking up with an itchy throat and feeling ill as he and his family went about their puzzle party. Holland later stated that although he isn't feeling well, he didn't think he had Coronavirus.
Holland is set to reprise his role as Peter Parker in the still-untitled Spider-Man 3 as well as another Marvel Cinematic Universe flick.
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There is little doubt that Trekkies are already looking forward to Star Trek: Picard Season 2 after the show's explosive finale. But what can we expect in the upcoming season? Showrunner Michael Chabon has just stated that the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard's story will be taking a completely different direction.
Chabon recently spoke to Variety about the show and the Season 1 showrunner teased on what fans will see in the next season.
"It’s going to be different in some way," Chabon said. "It’s definitely going to go in directions that we didn’t see in Season 1."
The showrunner was also quick to point out that the fan reaction to the series ensured an exciting new direction in the second season.
"I think we’ve been emboldened in many ways by the popularity of the show. I’ve only done this once, but I would imagine it’s probably true for a lot of television shows especially in this era: Season 1 was in many respects about learning how to make Star Trek: Picard. Both in a production sense, but also in terms of storytelling and who our cast is, how these characters end up forming surprising links and attachments to each other," Chabon said.
Although we're still trying to figure out what will happen now that Picard and the crew of La Sirena are off to pursue some cool new adventure, there's one thing we know for sure: Chabon will not be taking control of Season 2. For now, the new showrunner has not yet been announced but we'll keep you updated on this story.
The first season of Star Trek: Picard is currently available for streaming for free on CBS All Access.
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There were a lot of emotional scenes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker considering that it was the final film in the Skywalker Saga. However, some fans have pointed out that the reunion between Chewbacca and Maz Kanata was especially sad considering that the latter was consoling the Wookiee over the death of Leia Organa. Now we have a new look at the moment, thanks to Joonas Suotamo.
Suotamo shared the touching concept art of Chewie and Maz's reunion on his official Twitter account. Check it out below.
I hope everyone is staying safe! In the meantime, here's Chewie and Maz! Some incredible concept art from the upcoming book THE ART OF THE RISE OF SKYWALKER written by @PhilSzostak with a foreword by Doug Chiang. pic.twitter.com/owrINP7sqB— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) March 29, 2020
"I hope everyone is staying safe! In the meantime, here's Chewie and Maz! Some incredible concept art from the upcoming book THE ART OF THE RISE OF SKYWALKER written by @PhilSzostak with a foreword by Doug Chiang," Suotamo wrote.
It's a gorgeous image that instantly reminds us of the emotional moment in The Rise of Skywalker. In addition to that, we can't wait to see more concept art from the movie once the book is finally released.
The Art of the Rise of Skywalker is written by Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak and is set to be released on March 31. Hopefully, the release of the book will not be delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, you can revisit the touching moment between Chewbacca and Maz by rewatching Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is now available on digital.
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One of the funniest things about the first Deadpool film was undoubtedly the unexpected cameos from comic book legends. While the late Stan Lee played an emcee at a strip club, Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld was one of the rowdy patrons at Weasel's bar. However, it looks like Liefeld's appearance was supposed to be a lot bloodier and would have been a tease at him losing his ability to draw.
Liefeld recently took part in Comicbook.com's Quarantine Watch Party for a viewing of Deadpool and the artist shared some interesting details about his cameo. For one, the scene originally called for Liefeld's hand to be stabbed.
"Funny thing is originally Buck was stabbing me in the hand, I agreed to it, I thought it would be a funny joke (to) get a knife through my hand, my drawing hand," he shared.
That would have been hilarious, but why change the scene? Liefeld stated that it was the prop knife's fault.
"They only had one prop knife and Buck was sweating so much, and the heat, the prop knife wasn't solid so it was bending every time they stabbed my hand," he confessed.
#Deadpool creator @robertliefeld almost had a different (much more violent) cameo. #QuarantineWatchParty pic.twitter.com/dPNqEBjU3Z— Comicbook.com (@ComicBook) March 28, 2020
Well, that's one joke that didn't quite make it into Deadpool. Still, we're glad that Liefeld agreed to appear in the film although he generally refuses to do cameos in movies.
There have been speculations that a third Deadpool movie is currently in development. However, this has not yet been confirmed by Disney and Marvel Studios. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
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There is little doubt that people are being careful right now due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, it's still nice to get some advice on how to deal with COVID-19 from a Star Wars legend. Mark Hamill has posted a hilarious reminder about what we should be doing during the pandemic and it also happens to be a useful one.
Hamill posted the advice on his official Twitter account along with two images. Take a look at his tweet below.
Stay indoors, avoid crowds & share your sanitizer, don't be a hoarder.#CoronavirusAdvice pic.twitter.com/JfanX9GzU4— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 28, 2020
"Stay indoors, avoid crowds & share your sanitizer, don't be a hoarder," Hamill wrote. He then added the hashtag #CoronavirusAdvice.
We already know the first two parts of the advice yet some people still neglect the last part. Unfortunately, some have been hoarding supplies around the world, leaving others without essential items to help them get through the self-isolation. Hopefully, things will change now that Hamill is speaking out about it.
Although most major franchises have been affected by COVID-19, the Star Wars Universe has somehow survived as there are currently no huge projects in development. The production on The Mandalorian Season 2 may have been halted but some believe that the series was already close to wrapping up by the time that mandatory shutdowns were put in place. For now, fans will have to wait a little longer for more updates on the show.
You can see more of Hamill in his final performance as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is currently available on digital.
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There is little doubt that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will feature some major changes from the original game. For instance, we'll be seeing new characters as well as interesting new locations in the upcoming Square Enix title. Now, it has been confirmed that a huge portion of the dialogue had to be rewritten, but there's a good reason for that.
Video game writer Kazushige Nojima was recently featured in a behind-the-scenes video for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and he stated that he had actually wanted to make some major changes (via Twitter).
Inside #FinalFantasy VII Remake gives an exclusive look at the secrets behind one of the most anticipated video games of all time.Released just now, the second episode explores the story and characters in #FF7R, and here it is!?️ https://t.co/Fyu73mDDZ7 pic.twitter.com/cBpIjfNPjj— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) March 24, 2020
"When Square Enix told me we were doing Remake, I first asked how much we could alter the dialogue because the dialogue in the original game was designed to be read by the player. It was not voiced," Nojima said.
Interestingly, Nojima stated that it would be best to make the changes since there would be actual performers in the Remake.
"I said that if dialogue was going to be performed by actors then I would like to change it. I wanted to change it all! Because we now have these super realistic characters and performance, I have gone back and written in all the bits that were omitted because we didn't feel we needed to go into that depth with the original's simpler characters," he admitted.
It's no surprise that Nojima decided it would be better to simply rewrite the dialogue. After all, this would tell the story better considering that the characters themselves are now delivering the lines. Needless to say, we can't wait to see how the new dialogue will make the Final Fantasy 7 Remake even better.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is scheduled to launch on Playstation 4 on April 10.
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We're still trying to find out more about what will happen in The Mandalorian Season 2. However, it looks like we're actually getting some new details about one particular episode that will be helmed by new Star Wars director Robert Rodriguez.
It was previously reported that Rodriguez has already worked on an episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 although details about it were not revealed. Interestingly, HN Entertainment now confirms that the Alita: Battle Angel director actually worked with cinematographer David Klein on his episode. Klein is known for his work on Deadwood: The Movie as well as episodes for Homeland and True Blood.
But how many episodes will Rodriguez work on in the new season? That has yet to be confirmed. Nevertheless, fans are hoping that the filmmaker will be reunited with Rosario Dawson, who has been confirmed for a guest role in the second season of The Mandalorian. Rodriguez and Dawson have previously worked on Sin City and its sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Although Rodriguez's involvement in The Mandalorian Season 2 is all but confirmed, another filmmaker went out of his way to debunk rumors about his own role in the series. Logan director James Mangold previously shut down speculations that he was one of the new directors who will be working on the Star Wars show.
Production on The Mandalorian Season 2 has been temporarily shut down due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, the series is still expected to return on Disney+ by October.
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