Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Movie And TV News Roundup Of The Week

Late again as I had some vision problems recently, but here's the small amount of extra news from this last week or so!

Nicolas Cage Voicing Superman In Teen Titans Go To The Movies

Famously once pegged to play Superman in a live-action Tim Burton Superman movie actor Nicolas Cage will now get to revisit the role, but this time in the animated way, by voicing the character in the upcoming 'Teen Titans Go To The Movies'. Halsey will be voicing Wonder Woman too!

Ava DuVernay to Direct DC Comics Adaptation New Gods

The director of A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay has been chosen to direct an upcoming DC Comics live-action movie of The New Gods, originally created and designed by artist Jack Kirby in the 70's. The comic series which features characters like Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Darkseid, Orion, Highfather and many more isn't the most well known of DC Comics' roster but the New Gods have featured in quite a few of the animated shows outside of the comics, so it might pay off choosing this as a new DC/WB movie. But then again...

New Avengers: Infinity War Poster

LEGO Incredibles Game On The Way

News popped up yesterday that a new LEGO game is coming out, and it's based on Pixar's Incredibles! New LEGO sets for the upcoming Incredibles 2 will be out soon and the teaser for a new video game popped up with the artwork for these via Thebrickfan. Should be great!

Shazam - New Movie Teaser Poster Showing Logo

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi [Deleted Scenes]

Friday, 16 March 2018

Avengers: Infinity War - Amazing New Trailer!

So here's the amazing new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War that was released today. Ten years of great Marvel movies have come down to this, I can't wait!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Ready Player One - Dreamer Trailer

A new trailer for Ready Player One just dropped called "Dreamer". This film look soooooo good! :D

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Teaser Trailer

The new trailer for the awesome looking Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is here!

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's (Johnny Depp) plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Movie And TV News Roundup Of The Week

I didn't get to post this on Friday, so here's the roundup of the week!

Jon Favreau To Executive-Produce And Write A Live-Action Star Wars TV Series


Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.

Disney Announces Beauty And The Beast Live Concert With Zooey Deschanel As Belle

Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert is a special two-night event taking place this May, with an all-star cast assembled to perform the film’s classic tunes. That cast includes Zooey Deschanel as Belle, Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere, Taye Diggs as Gaston, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, and The Voice alum Anthony Evans as Beast (singing “Evermore,” an original song from the live-action version of the film).

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Set Photo Shows Frank Quitely Inspired Costumes

The set photo above was released on Twitter a few days ago and it clearly shows costumes that resemble the ones used in the New X-Men comics drawn by artist Frank Quitely with the giant yellow "X" across the front of each top. I haven't been an X-Men movie fan since the first one came out in 2000, I've felt the rest have steadily gone downhill, but I'll be watching Dark Phoenix nonetheless!

Cobra Kai Official Teaser Trailer #3 (Karate Kid) - Sensei Daniel

The original Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso, is back. But so is his old nemesis Johnny. The rivalry continues thirty years later.

Kristen Wiig 100% Confirmed As Cheetah For Wonder Woman 2 By Director Patty Jenkins

As the above Twitter tweet shows Kristen Wiig is indeed Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2! Can't wait to see her made up as I can't quite see it in my head yet!

Super Smash Bros. Is coming To Nintendo Switch!

Quite old news now, but as you can see in this teaser announcement trailer the amazing Super Smash Bros. fighting game is heading to the Nintendo Switch! This should make a lot of gaming fans very happy! :D

Friday, 9 March 2018

Shazam - New Set Photos

Photos from the set of the upcoming DC superhero movie "Shazam" popped up online this week and they're much clearer and give us a better look at Zachary Levi and his suit than the small blurry ones that went up before (I didn't post those).

What do we think?

Avengers: Infinity War - New Photos

A small bunch of new Avengers: Infinity War photos went up this week and a few of them show some meet-ups and moments I can't wait for!

New Muppet Babies TV Show - "Show And Tell" Video Shorts

As a Muppet obsessive, and ergo a Muppet Babies fan, it brought a smile to my face to see these new CGI animated shorts that were released this week before the full show goes on air on Disney Jr.

Titled "show and tell" each one features one or two of the characters showing us their favourite things and they're all super-cute! Enjoy!

Musical Short




Summer (who's Summer?)



Kermit & Fozzie

Piggy & Gonzo

Kermit & Piggy

The Grinch (2018) - Full Official Trailer

The official trailer for the animated version of The Grinch, starring the voice of Benedict Cuberbatch, is here!


The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange) lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbours in Who-ville when he runs out of food.

Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realises there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Avengers: Infinity War - Multiple Entertainment Weekly Front Covers

Entertainment Weekly just released their Avengers: Infinity War front covers and all are shown below.

They all look sooooo good! :D

Avengers: Infinity War - Spider-Man Spoiler!

Within the last few days an image of an Infinity War Spider-Man statue went up online that gave away a spoiler for him and his new Iron Man made suit. There has since also been images of the action figure confirming it.

The image shows Spidey with 4 new mechanical limbs sprouting from his back like his Iron Spider costume does in the comics, although it's only 3 in those, not 4. So it looks like nano-tech will play a big part in not just Iron Man's armour, but Spidey's too, which should give him a superior advantage against Thanos and his horde.

Spider-Man donning the Iron Spider costume in the Infinity War trailer.

The new official statue image released online for pre-order now showing 4 extra mechanical limbs.

The comic version of the Iron Spider armour with the 3 gold limbs.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Christopher Robin - First Teaser Trailer And Poster

I had no idea this was coming out so it came as a pleasant surprise as my missus and both kids love Winnie the Pooh. So here's the first trailer for "Christopher Robin" along with the poster. Those last few seconds though... :D

The Hundred Acre Wood is opening up to our world. Watch the brand-new teaser trailer for Disney’s Christopher Robin. Coming soon to theatres

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

Ready Player One - Homage Posters

L.A. is currently sporting a whole bunch of "homage" posters for Steven Spielberg's upcoming movie adaptation of Ready Player One, most based on famous 80's movies. All are shown below via numerous outlets including Imjur.