The latest, biggest news in the geek sphere, ready for you to browse through and enjoy! This week we take a look at a lot of different things! Buckle up!
Overwatch Animated Short Bastion
Overwatch has been out for a while and the dear folks at Blizzard introduce more and more of the world's story with these amazingly done, Pixar like animate shorts! The newest one is about Overwatch most hated character: Bastion! It is great and super sad, so definitely watch it! As a Reinhardt player I am excited about his little cameo!
Also, just FYI... don't hate Bastion. If you can't deal with a Bastion after a few hours of playtime, maybe you are simply not good enough :-P
Cyborg Will Be In The Flash Film
Variety confirmed an old rumor last week: that Ray Fisher's Cyborg will in fact be a part of the Rick Famuyiwa, Ezra Miller Flash movie!
We caught or first glimpse of Cyborg in his BvS cameo and then in the first JL trailer. Ezra's Flash had two scenes already in BvS and another cameo in Suicide Squad. I am very pumped for this film, as I am a huge fan of director Rock Famuyiwa and Ezra's portrayal of Barry Allen so far and him teaming up with Cyborg, another younger hero, might be what the film needs to be truly special. We will find out in 2018! Before that we will see the beginning of that super bromance in next years Justice League film!
Mary Jane Watson Revealed?
After a long line of internet outrages about the casting of african american actors for, what were perceived as, caucasian roles, it is no surprise that this news bit caused quite an uproar again.
According to the Wrap musician Zendaya is not only going to play a romantic interest for Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-man, as had been previously confirmed, but she actually will be legendary love interest MJ Watson!
I really think that, in the end the only thing that matters is if the actor or actress can capture the spirit of the character. Skin color does not matter.
Then on the other hand, would it have been cooler to just create a cool, african american love interest for Peter in her own right, which could bleed over into the comics as well?
A new Godzilla movie has been announced. And it will be animated.
Produced by Polygon Pictures and directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, the new film is scheduled to come out somewhere in 2017. Apart from that and the first teaser image above, there haven't been any details. Will this tie in with the original Japanese movies? The new US reboot? A whole original timeline? We'll find out next year at the latest.
Doctor Strange Total Film Cover
Doctor Strange, Marvel's sorcerer supreme, graces the new cover of Total Film with his presence! With that a new synopsis has been released:
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Avengers Infinity War End And Beginning Of The MCU
Avengers Infinity War is the biggest and most exciting MCU film ever. Not only because Dave Bautista revealed recently that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be part of the film... but that the film will cap of over ten years of MCU movies!
The Russo Brothers talked to IGN a bit about what makes this film so special and how they will be handling that!
"I can't get into too much detail about who we're introducing, but these two movies are intended to be the culmination of everything that has happened in the MCU since the very first Iron Man movie. In being a culmination, these movies are in some ways going to be an end to certain things, and in some ways, they're going to be the beginning of certain things."
After being asked on how they decide which characters to use: if they let plot dictate that or just choose what characters they want:
"It's a little bit of both, because you always have to make sure that your choices feel organic to the storytelling, and really, you have to sort of structure them in the way that they need to be there. You have to have them, or they shouldn't be in the movie. It's a little bit of a dance between the two, where you have big eyes, and you want everybody included in the movie, but you have to go through the process of... what's the best story that you can tell."
Injustice 2 Harley and Deadshot Reveal
Netherrealm and WB Interactive's upcoming fighting game sequel Injustice 2 just revealed Harley and Deadshot as fighters in their roster! Check out the trailer above!
The game will launch onto current gen consoles next year!
Star Wars Orson Krennic Cover
Ben Mendelsohn's new Star Wars villain from the upcoming movie Rogue One has received his own Empire magazine cover, which we did not want to miss showing you! Check it out above! Super interesting to see an actor of his calibre play an Emperial Officer!