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With the Skywalker saga wrapped up in Star Wars: Episode IX, a fan thought it will be best to see off the iconic characters by destroying vintage action figures from the original trilogy.
Red Letter Media's Mike Stoklasa, playing the role of a "pathetic man-child," decided to melt 2,387 action figures in a massive tank filled with acetone. He then mushed them together into a giant block to represent all of the joy and childhood memories he had of the original Star Wars.
"As these figures dissolve, so will the joy that they brought countless children in the 1970s and 80s... children like me," he said, before proceeding to rain destruction on the toys. He promised that he would not rest until every action figure from the original Star Wars films is wiped off the face of the earth. Watch the video below:
Red Letter Media started this purge of sorts before the release of The Force Awakens in 2015. For those who do not know, Stoklasa (and Red Letter Media) rose to fame after creating a seven-part review of The Phantom Menace on YouTube. He uses a character named Mr. Plinkett for reviewing films. As a hardcore Star Wars fan, Stoklasa has been very vocal about his thoughts on The Last Jedi.
The film was so divisive that many people are looking to skip Star Wars: Episode IX altogether. They feel like the franchise is on its last legs after the second film and that a course correction needs to be done. However, some tend to dismiss the criticism towards the Rian Johnson movie as nothing but the whining of a "man-child," so it seems that Stoklasa was playing that role to mock these people.
It looks like he and his team are even looking to double down. He said that they plan to destroy more vintage Star Wars toys as the release of Episode IX draws closer.
In his pathetic man-child persona, Stoklasa explains that destroying these vintage Star Wars action figures should give him closure and help him deal with the end of Luke, Leia, and Han's journey. He also said that the action symbolizes the "end of the simpler times" and the dawn of a new era for the galaxy far, far away--specifically the Disney era.
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Avengers: Endgame wasn't too kind to Peter Quill or at least the version from the branched timeline.
The plan of the remaining heroes was to go back to the past and retrieve the Infinity Stones. War Machine and Nebula were tasked to beat Star-Lord to stealing the Power Stone in Morag and they did so by knocking him out cold.
Screen Rant points out that this causes Star-Lord the small window he had to get the Power Stone before Korath does. This would mean that Ronan the Accuser successfully gets his hands on the "orb" and destroy Xandar with no Guardians to stop him.
The site explains that the Avengers: Endgame time travel basically undoes the events of the Guardians of the Galaxy. It was the fact that he got in the way of Thanos that he met the girl he loves and the family he always longed for.
Additionally, it was Gamora who helped him accept the death of his mother. Rocket was the one who found the gift she had for Quill before she passed. He wouldn't learn the truth about himself and his evil planet of a father if it wasn't for his newfound friends.
Even though Captain America brought the Power Stone back to its original place in time by the end of Avengers: Endgame, the time travel intervention still triggers a series of events far different from what we see in the Guardians of the Galaxy films.
Star-Lord is essentially left without family and friends and will be nowhere be as happy as he became with the Guardians by his side. Maybe after he came to, he returned to the Ravagers and may have devised another way to get the Power Stone, but it might have been too late.
This is definitely quite a dark punishment for his slip-up in Avengers: Infinity War. Even then, fans learned to forgive him because he was the reason we got a new movie. Thankfully, the fate of the original Star-Lord in Avengers: Endgame is much better. The Gamora he knew is gone, but she's still somewhere in space. She may not share the same feelings and memories with Quill, but she knows they have a special connection, which we might likely see in the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.
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Season 2 of The Witcher is fast approaching and fans are curious what Vilgefortz's mystery role will be.
There is a lot to decipher in the final action-packed episode of The Witcher’s first season. Aside from leaving a huge cliffhanger with Ciri and Geralt finally crossing paths, one thing that the viewers were curious about is Vilgefortz’s drastic change of character towards the ending of the episode.
Engaged in a battle with Nilfgaard, the mages disperse themselves in order to cover as much space as possible to avoid getting the Nilfgaardians to attack Sodden. Vilgefortz portals to Cahir’s location which ended up with him getting defeated and knocked down the hill. At this point, the viewers thought that the mage died when he hit his head on a log.
When Yennefer tries to call out any other mages for help, Vilgefortz managed to wake up. However, what the people didn’t expect is that the mage actually ends up killing another Northern mage, which ultimately makes him a traitor.
When asked what that scene conveys during a recent AMA on Reddit, showrunner Lauren Hissrich gives some details about what happens with Vilgefortz in the following season.
“There’s much more to be learned about this particular sorcerer, and I don’t want to spoil that,” she said. “But I will say that his temper is covering a great amount of frustration at things not going his way.”
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Not much is known about Vilgefortz yet since he has only appeared for around two episodes in the first season. However, judging from HIssrich’s comments, it looks like the viewers would get to find out why he killed a fellow sorcerer and learn more about the character in the second season.
What are you looking forward to the most in the second season? Tell us in the comments below!
The Witcher Season 1 is available to stream on Netflix.
When the Star Wars prequel trilogy came out, the films weren’t initially beloved by all the fans. With the movies targeted towards a younger audience than those who have grown up along with the original trilogy, the entries that followed the saga weren’t received entirely positively. Ewan McGregor, who plays the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, reflects the prequel trilogy’s disappointing reception in a recent interview.
"Our films weren't much liked when they came out, by my generation who loved the first ones,” the actor told Empire. “I think people of our generation wanted to feel the way they'd felt when they saw those first three movies when they were kids, and George [Lucas] wanted to take our ones in a different direction, he had a different idea.”
“It was tricky at the time, I remember,” McGregor added. “But now, all these years later, I'm really aware of what our films meant to the generation they were made for, the children of that time.” The actor pointed out that they “really” liked them. In fact, he has met fans who say that the prequel films meant a lot to them more so than the original trilogy.
McGregor admitted in the same interview that he struggled with the filming process for the films and that he is even more excited to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new Disney+ series more so than he did for the prequel trilogy. It’s been a “long time coming” after all, with the series set to start shooting in spring.
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Production for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has resumed in Atlanta, Georgia! Eagle-eyed fans have spotted some actors that play members of a new organization on the set of the Disney+ series which could hint provide more details on what’s to come on the show.
The fan shared the information on Reddit, saying that a few actors were spotted wearing “World Repatriation Council” badges on their outfits. There were also a bunch of NYPD vehicles and SWAT teams, some actors were in secret service outfits as well.
The fan also noted that there was a motorcycle chase in a parking garage. “Lots of suits looking like being evacuated in flashing lights,” the Redditor wrote. “Flashing red lights as f*ck, all over the place.”
There was once an organization called the World Security Council. Though with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the new group’s name suggests that they will, well, “repatriate.” Given that this is a term normally used during or after the warfare, it’s possible that the World Repatriation Council will be helping those who have returned after the 5-year blip as they adjust and go back to their normal life.
There’s also the possibility that the villainous Baron Zemo is behind this group or even has bigger plans for this newly established organization, he may attempt to take control over them as he takes down our heroes.
What are your thoughts on the so-called World Repatriation Council in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? Tell us in the comments below!
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Ewan McGregor made his debut in the Star Wars franchise with The Phantom Menace, he eventually reprised his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in two more prequel films. Set to return as the Jedi Master in an upcoming Disney+ series, the actor admits he’s pumped for the show, even more than he was for the prequel films.
“I'm more excited about doing this one than I was doing the second and third one that we did before,” McGregor told Empire. “I'm just excited about working with Deborah Chow, and the storylines are going to be really good I think.”
McGregor says it’s been “long enough” since he last portrayed Obi-Wan, so he’s excited to “play” the character again for the Disney+ show.
At the time the prequel films were released, the studio was at the “very beginning” of digital photography. “We had a camera with an umbilical cord to a tent, it was like back to the beginning of movies where the camera didn't move very much because there was so much hardware attached to it,” the actor added. “Now we're going to be able to really create stuff without swathes of green-screen and blue-screen, which becomes very tedious for the actor.”
After having last played Obi-Wan in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, we’re excited to see McGregor take his character into new heights, to see and learn more about his adventures to come in the series.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series is yet to have an official release date, but McGregor revealed earlier this week that the show is expected to start production in the spring.
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Cameras have finally started rolling again for Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Atlanta, Georgia, with new footage that shows Wyatt Russell’s U.S. Agent in action.
After months of production being put on hold, a new set video from the upcoming Disney+ series has surfaced that further confirms filming has continued. The clip shows John Walker fighting an unknown individual in the streets. You can check out the set video here!
The scene seems to be similar to the clip released from earlier this year. Unfortunately, it isn’t clear who the U.S. Agent was fighting in the clip, but it looks like the pair are evenly matched. That said, it seems like Walker is having quite a hard time in using Captain America’s shield during the fight.
While it may be a short clip and doesn’t reveal much of what’s to come in the show, seeing the U.S. Agent in action along with the shield should be enough for fans to get excited for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Alongside Russell, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Daniel Bruhl, and Emily VanCamp. The show is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, it’ll follow Sam Wilson as he takes on the Captain America mantle. He teams up with Bucky Barnes and will take on adventures that’ll test their abilities and patience, seeing how well the two work together without Steve Rogers.
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Wonder Woman 1984 gets delayed yet again, and this time, it’s set to debut around the holidays!
The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that the Gal Gadot-led film will make its way to theaters later this year. Now, Variety just confirmed the delay, adding that Wonder Woman 1984 will now be released on December 25, 2020.
It comes to no surprise that the movie will abandon its October release date, given the lukewarm ticket sales of Warner Bros.’ Tenet. Initially set for release in November 2019, Wonder Woman 1984 was pushed back to June 5, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic then further delayed the film to August 14, before landing its October 2 release. This Christmas Day release marks its 4th delay so far.
“Patty is an exceptional filmmaker and with Wonder Woman 1984 she has delivered an incredibly dynamic film that moviegoers of all ages around the world will absolutely love,” Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman, told Variety. “We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”
Director Patty Jenkins expressed her gratitude for the fans as they await WW84’s release. “Because I know how important it is to bring this movie to you on a big screen when all of us can share the experience together, I’m hopeful you won’t mind waiting just a little bit longer,” she adds. “With the new date on Christmas Day, we can’t wait to spend the holidays with you!”
Warner Bros. has seen massive success in releasing DC projects over the holidays, take 2018’s Aquaman for example. Hopefully, Wonder Woman 1984’s Christmas release proves to be a success as well.
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Thor: Love and Thunder is shaping up to be even crazier and bigger than its predecessor. With the film set to follow Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as she becomes the female Thor, is Chris Hemsworth set to pass on the mantle after Love and Thunder?
In a recent interview with Elle Man, Hemsworth was asked on the possibility of retiring from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to pass on the hammer to another actor. (Note: This interview was transcribed in Polish, the quotes translated using Google Translate may not be entirely accurate).
“Are you crazy?! I'm not going into any retirement period (laughs),” the actor said. “Thor is way too young for that. It is only 1500 years old!”
“It is definitely not a film that I say goodbye to this brand,” Hemsworth added. “At least I hope so.” While the actor isn’t entirely certain about Thor’s future in the MCU, it’s clear that the God of Thunder won’t be written out by the end of Love and Thunder or maybe anytime soon.
As for the upcoming film itself, Hemsworth says he had a “lot more fun” reading the script for Love and Thunder than he did in Ragnarok, which tells us that this fourth movie will certainly be something to look forward to.
With the production delay, director Taika Waititi saw this as an opportunity to refine the movie script. Filming is set to take place next year, with Love and Thunder set to use The Volume, a production technology used for Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters on March 25, 2022.
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The Batman trailer released during the DC FanDome event gave us our first look at Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight, Zoe Kravitz's Catwoman, Colin Farrell's Penguin, Jeffrey Wright’s Jim Gordon, and Paul Dano’s The Riddler. However, there was one character that didn’t seem to be featured in the clips... or so we thought.
The first of Riddler’s victims is a man covered with duct tape, as seen in the trailer. This is likely Gotham’s mayor, the first kill in the villain’s anti-corruption campaign. Now, a theory from Screen Rant suggests that Riddler’s second victim was actually in the trailer as well, the man who was bound in duct tape and a phone, along with a note addressed to Batman.
It looks like that man could end up getting blown up as Batman can’t control the situation and that person seems to be the Gotham D.A. played by Peter Sarsgaard. Gil Colson is an original character created by Matt Reeves for the film, who appears to be missing from the trailer, or that’s how it appeared.
The outlet listed some evidence that could point to Sarsgaard’s Gil Colson being Riddler’s second victim in the trailer. Prior to The Batman trailer’s release, the actor has already completed around 80 percent of his part for the movie before production shutdown. The character was just seemingly hiding in plain sight in the funeral scene with the black car, with the letters “DA” and “DOA” scrawled on the side, which could stand for District Attorney, Dead On Arrival, likely referring to Gil Colson as he’s strapped to an explosive device and a phone.
Not to mention, the person in the trailer has a shaved head, which Sarsgaard was also sporting in a December 2019 post from his wife, a month before The Batman started filming. All this evidence seems back up that this could be Sarsgaard’s Gil Colson, who’s set to have a grisly fate in the upcoming movie.
The Batman is currently set for release on October 1, 2021.
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