Monthly Archives: March 2014
Agents of SHIELD has cast Patrick Brennan (Twilight) as Marvel villain Blackout. Here is a brief synopsis about Blackout:
“This guy, Marcus Daniels, a.k.a. Blackout, was shrouded in darkness, his soul, everything about him was shrouded in darkness until he comes across this Cello player. And the music was the only light that came into his soul, and it gave him hope and it gave him some sense of what light was. I thought to myself, oh my god, you don’t even need to explain anything else. Because music, to me, is what gets me through most of the time. My kids, my wife, and music. That aspect of it totally intrigued me. I thought that was quite beautiful and very interesting, that aspect of the character.”
In the comics Blackout’s powers range from dark force manipulation, energy blast, portal creation and flight. The show is going with a slightly different approach by having him suck the energy out of anything around him.
Since Blackout will be coming across a Cello player, I believe it is safe to assume that he will be in the same episode as Amy Acker. Blackout must be the reason that the team heads over there, in Audrey’s synopsis it did say that the team has to protect her from a super-powered threat from her past. It might be possible that Blackout is that threat. I have to say that episode is sounding better and better, the name of the episode will be “Providence.”
I have to say I like it when Agents of SHIELD brings in characters from the Marvel universe, I am looking forward to this episode. Who else has been enjoying seeing characters from the Marvel universe on SHIELD?
Take a sip:
- What someone is stabbed
- When see someone’s boobs
- When Deanary’s mentions her dragons
- When Deanary’s is called Khalessi or Mother of Dragons
- When Sir Jorah is friendzoned
- When Tyrion is a smartass
- When Tywin puts down one of his kids
- When Jaime is called Kingslayer
- When Melissandre looks into the fire
- When Arya says her death prayer
- Every time Littlefinger or the Spider manipulates something
- Every time Bran worgs
- When Margery manipulates Jeffrey
- Every time Stannis says he is the one true King
- When Jon or Sam mention White walkers/Others
Drink for 5 seconds:
- When someone is killed
- When people have sex
- When someone says their house words
- When someone says Winter is Coming
- When someone says A Lannister Always Pays Their Debts
- When Hodor says Hodor
Take a Shot:
- When the dragons are shown
- When there is incest
- When a main character dies and you can hear George R.R. Martin’s evil laugh
Plus, be sure to check out our Game of Thrones inspired cocktails and shots; the perfect accompaniment to our Drinking Game and the season premiere!
We all knew that they were creating a movie version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It has been officially announced that the movie will be a trilogy.
“Following in the footsteps of “The Hobbit” franchise, Warner Bros. is planning “three megamovies” for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
I think all of us Harry Potter fans are excited to find out that 3 more Harry Potter related movies will be made. Let’s be fair there should always be a Harry Potter related movie or book.
Here is the synopsis for Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them:
“Set initially in New York about seven decades before the start of the Harry Potter story, the films will follow magizoologist Newt Scamander. They’re not prequels or sequels, but an “extension of the wizarding world.”
The movie is not a prequel but an extension of the Harry Potter universe.
I know I am excited for these movies to come out, it will be great having more Harry Potter related movies. No word on when the movie the estimated release will be, but I am sure we will all be keeping an eye out for it.
I got this issue on time; I learned my lesson from the last time. Let’s recap last issue, Nightcrawler rounded up all the remaining X-Men on the ship where they are awaiting to battle Nightcrawler’s father Azazel. In addition, Nightcraweler made some kind of deal with the red Bamf’s to turn them blue but we don’t know what it is yet.
The issue starts back at the Jean Grey School, which has not been seen since the first issue, where Warbird, Angel, and Rachel Grey (aka Rachel Summers) are all helping the blue Bamf’s fight the red Bamfs.
Well it’s nice to see that some of the teachers were left at the school just in case. It also answers my time question, apparently Storm, Wolverine, Northstar, Iceman, Beast, and Firstar have not been trapped in Hell for a very long time. Rachel cannot get a telepathic lock on any of the X-Men that went through the portal.
The red Bamf’s are trying to destroy the portal while everyone else is trying to keep it open because it seem to be the only way to get the rest of the X-Men back.
Back in Hell or at least on the pirate ship the Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Firestar, Beast and Northstar are getting ready to battle Azazel and his demon pirates.
While the rest of the X-Men, battle Azazel demon pirate army, Azazel and Nightcrawler faceoff.
I have begun to find their interactions interesting because of how much Nightcrawler hates his father. Nightcrawler will do anything to prove that he is different and not his father’s son. Nightcrawler and Azazel continue to bamf around the ship fighting each other.
Azazel decides to be a bigger ass then normal and bamfs down to Wolverine and stabs him through the back. Now this normally wouldn’t be a problem but Wolverine lost his healing factor becasue of a virue and Azazel knows this – ass.
Nightcrawler bamfs down to Wolverine who tells Nightcrawler to on keep fighting. A voice begins to talk to Nightcrawler in his head, I wonder who it could be, why Professor X.
Professor X, tells Nightcrawler that Archangels are on their way, that Nightcrawler should let them finish the fight. Nightcrawler should come back to Heaven because what Nightcrawler is thinking of doing can’t be undone. What is Nightcrawler thinking of doing? Nightcrawler tells Professor X that he knows that no jail but one can hold Azazel, since Azazel is Nightcrawler’s father, Nightcrawler must be the one to do it. Nightcrawler then tells the one Bamf that he is ready to pay what he owes so tell the others that it is time. What kind of deal did Nightcrawler make?
Back at the school the portal begins to glow and Rachel reads the Bamfs minds and all they are saying is “It’s time.” Then the Bamfs begin to merge together well that’s what is looks like anyway. Why are the Bamf’s merging together?
Nightcrawler then tells Wolverine to hold on, Wolverine just wants to be propped up to he can stab some people before he dies.
Seriously, they can’t kill Wolverine that would cause an uproar. Nightcrawler goes back to fighting with his father but Azazel is planning to leave because the Archangels are coming. Nightcrawler commands his Bamfs so come and attack his father.
Nightcrawler tells us that his father had sired children so they could be used as pawns to transport his army to Earth. Nightcrawler has decided to make his father proud.
Azazel is bamfed through the portal and Nightcrawler is standing on the other side – naked. I am guessing the Bamf’s merged together to form Nightcrawler? Then Nightcrawler cuts his hand and lets the blood drip down. Azazel tried to taunt Nightcrawler saying the people will die because of this, but Nightcrawler just punches him.
Thank goodness, because I was really getting tired of hear Azazel’s cray. The reason that Nightcrawler cut his hand was to use Azazel’s blood to trap him on Earth. Storm tells everyone to grab a Bamf because it is time to go. Nightcrawler closes the door of the portal once everyone is through while Professor X waves good-bye. Nightcrawler has come back to life.
Wolverine finds Nightcrawler on the roof of the school, Wolverine talks to Nightcrawler about how hard this has to be for him. Wolverine and Northstar were the only X-Men to have actually been transported to Heaven. Nightcrawler says how while he was there all he wanted was another adventure but now he doesn’t know if he can ever go back. Wolverine knows that Nightcrawler did something to get that body but Nightcrawler says he did nothing.
Then Nightcrawler thinks to himself how he saved billions of souls at the cost of his own.
Let me be the first to say – yay Nightcrawler is back, I have always liked his character. I finally have my answer as to what kind of deal Nightcrawler made. I don’t know how I feel about Nightcrawler giving away his soul on order to defeat his father. I agree that something needed to be done to stop Azazel but did Nightcrawler really have to give up his soul. I guess we will see the effect of that when Nightcrawler gets his own series. Also I am going to miss the Bamfs they were adorable, well at least I think they are gone. In the next issue, we will see Nightcrawler come face to face with his mother (I guess she had to see for herself that he was alive) and Cyclops. Nightcrawler obviously does not know about the change in Cyclops that should be an interesting meeting.
Until next month.
Bad news Once Upon a Time fans, Once a Upon a Time in Wonderland the spin-off of Once Upon a Time has been canceled. Originally the creators of the show had envisioned airing Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as a mini-series that would bridge the gap between the seasons of Once Upon a Time. ABC had instead chose to air the show in the difficult Thursday 8:00 pm slot. That helped account for why the show is not coming back next season.
The good new is that Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was created as a one season story so fans will be getting a full complete story and season. The creators had been hoping that the show would take off and that a new story with the Wonderland cast and world could be told.
Fan’s don’t worry just because the Wonderland spin-off did not work out, does not mean that the creators of Once Upon a Time might not try again with a different spin-off.
They have released the first official images of the Green Goblin, while I can say that I like the look of the Green Goblin. You can see how sinister the character is just by looking at him. It is also obvious that he took some form of serum to make him look like this.
The Green Goblin definitely looks different from the way Harry Osborn normally looks. While you can still tell that the Green Goblin and Harry Osborn are same actor, there are a lot of significant physical changes, which includes the loss of the emo hair. I do appreciate all the physical changes they made to Dane DeHaan, so that the Green Goblin looks completely different; the hair, the skin, teeth, and even the nose.
Now that I am done talking about the look of the Goblin, lets talk about how Harry Osborn is the Green Goblin. We all know that Harry takes over the Green Goblin after his father dies. Norman Osborn has to be the Green Goblin first, by the looks of it they are skipping that part entirely, especially based on this picture:
We all know that Green Goblin is the one who pushes Gwen Stacy, thus causing Peter Parker to kill her while he haves her. The Goblin that did that was Norman Osborn, not Harry Osborn. I guess this is not that big of a change but the death of Norman Osborn is what causes Harry Osborn to become the next Green Goblin. I am guessing that Harry is going to become the Green Goblin the same way his dad did and go after Spider-Man for the same reason. I guess we will see how this plays out in 2 months, but I will admit I am not fully happy about Harry being the first Green Goblin.
George R. R. Martin promised us that he would release a new chapter for The Winds of Winter this month. Here is an except from that chapter.
She woke with a gasp, not knowing who she was, or where.
The smell of blood was heavy in her nostrils… or was that her nightmare, lingering? She had dreamed of wolves again, of running through some dark pine forest with a great pack at her hells, hard on the scent of prey.
Half-light filled the room, grey and gloomy. Shivering, she sat up in bed and ran a hand across her scalp. Stubble bristled against her palm. I need to shave before Izembaro sees. Mercy, I’m Mercy, and tonight I’ll be raped and murdered. Her true name was Mercedene, but Mercy was all anyone ever called her…
The rest of the chapter can be found here on George R. R. Martin’s official page , everyone is trying to get on there so it might take a while.
The chapter is called ‘Mercy’, who the chapter happens to be about.
Those of us who are caught up on the book know that this is actually an Arya chapter. George R. R. Martin claims that this is actually an old chapter one that he has written a long time ago.
We are still waiting for a released date on The Winds of Winter, I know many of us hope that it will be soon.
Oh, hey. Lookey there. Something finally happens.
Hera’s still chilling at the winery where Dionysus and his soon-to-be-turned-into-pigs comrades were in the previous couple of issues, leisurely ordering from the menu.
Of course, the menu is more interesting than the ball of green glowing fire hurtling towards her. Understandable, really.
Since warning her would be ridiculous, the waiter dives out of the way while Hera is trying really hard to remember that she just wants, like, a Jack and Coke, of all things. And, of course again, the ball hits her.
Back in the woods, Hermes and Demeter are trying to keep on their hunt, since the Moon is a little bit OCD.
She feels a disturbance in the Force and just fucking knows that Apollo’s in danger or hurt or in some other Charles Barkley level of turrible trouble, so she asks Hermes to transport them to Olympus right away.
On the ship, one of the engines has been damaged by the explosion, and Zola is in there trying to rescue Dio… Who we actually don’t see at all in this entire issue.
So, yeah, Zola’s kind of bad at things. But it’s okay because Wonder Woman is holding the plane up!
But, as turns out, nobody is good at things, because Hermes gets them to Olympus just in time for Diana’s strength to crap out on her, sending the ship pretty much crashing down on top of them.
But, they are all on Olympus now… Or what’s left of it. And now everybody can be snarky to each other until they realize exactly what their current location means as far as, y’know, not dying goes.
NO! No. No. Look, I know that Greek mythology is just chock fucking full of incest, and that this was especially the case in the gods’ case, but I’m done with all of the incest in comics, movies, TV shows, and fucking fanfiction especially. I’m DONE.
But that’s a rant for another time.
Anywho, the hyena people start to flip the fuck out…
And nobody seems to have noticed that they’re standing on red, squishy, raw-meat-smelling ground. And cue the appearance of the First Born. I’ve got to say, he’s looked better.
Understandably, they’re not particularly keen on the idea of subservience to a monster, and Demeter in particular is pretty intent on that whole vengeance thing.
And I guess having no skin makes his veins weapons now, so he’s caught her and is sucking her energy away a la the Parasite.
Diana pulls a magic glowing bladed spear thingy out of… nowhere? And intend to also attack him head on.
And her attempts to be a baller don’t last very long, as she gets vein-drained.
And the monologue continues on, being way more painful than that whole imminent doom thing.
The First Born says that he’s learned something during his captivity, and that it’s that power, love, life, blah, everything ends eventually.
But, before he can up and end all of these assholes, the only person who is able to do any thing is the one person who’s been the most useless this whole, entire arc.
The return of Hera to power! Literally. Her display of mad power, which really shouldn’t be intimidating since Apollo’s power transferring over to Hera shouldn’t have amplified it and the First Born done walloped Apollo good, well, it makes the First Born book it.
They leave Olympus in the ruins is was already in, Apollo’s guts all over the place and everything, and head to who-knows-where, where nobody questions it because they assume that wherever it is, it’s gonna be safe, so fuck it.
They pop on over to Themyscira, it turns out, so that Diana’s pseudo step-mother can give her a gift.
The Amazons are back!
And I swear if this whole thing doesn’t feel like it just completely fell flat.
Like, “oh, hey, ladies, welcome back. I’ve nothing to say to you, despite the appearance in the comics so far that your petrification and the destruction of Paradise Island and I don’t even see my mom or any of my closest friends, but would you mind dying in throngs for me?”
And, Wonder Woman finally accepts her mantle, knowing that her denial has cost them until now. So, she’s not asking them as Princess…
So, whoopee, she’s a harbinger of doom, to take down a harbinger of doom.
And I still feel like nothing happened. Hera’s back to power, yes, and last issue saw Apollo dying to give her back that power, but this whole story is just creeping along so slowly that I really do find it hard to care about one of my favourite characters.
I’m hoping that something happens to get rid of this First Born dude sooner rather than later, because I need this crap to be done with.
We need a new story, or at least better pacing.
And for now, I’ll be keeping an eye out for a downward spiral of yet another DC character, since being the god of war is more than likely going to be a thing that affects her as a character, morals and all.
Plus this whole “dating Superman” thing isn’t helping.
Well, until next time.
Rocksteady has released more information about the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game which is the final installment in the Arkham series. There are a lot of really cool thing that will be happening in this game that makes it just a bit different from the first two games.
The game starts about 12 months after Arkham City, with the Joker presumed dead and the Scarcrow is now in charge. The game will be introducing a new villain that Rocksteady says is original to their games.
This is a villain that we have never seen before but is described as being the Anti-Batman. We can look forward to battling a new villain in this game.
Some of the other changes is that we can now drive the Batmobile, that is rather awesome.
The Batmoblie has the tank look from Christopher Nolan’s Batman series so I am expecting a lot of great things from it. Also we will have more of Gotham to play with this time, the entire city has been built.
Since players will have all of Gotham to play with that should lead to a lot more fun moves, jumps, and flying. A few new moves have been created for the game such as grapple reversals and the ability to use gadgets while in the air. We will also be seeing Oracle for the first time in person instead of just over the com-link.
Kevin Conroy will be back as the voice of Batman, let’s be fair no one else should ever been the voice of Batman. The game will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The first official trailer for TMNT has been released.
Ok, well everyone has been waiting for this trailer for TMNT to come out because well we all wanted to see what Michael Bay did with the movie. With all the internet rumors that were going around, I know I was getting worried and scared, I am pretty sure all of you were as well. Yea, this trailer did nothing to stop my fears. I am happy they went back to the original story about the ooze, that is canon and has to be there. I am not happy with the turtles outfits and their look is all right but I almost like the original movie look better. Sadly, Megan Fox does not look bad as April O’Neil, now that does not mean she can play the part well, but she looks good in the role. It is rather interesting that her father helped create the ooze, I am getting an Amazing Spider-Man feel on that. Where there is more going on behind the scene then we know, but I alright with that it add to the story. It is Michael Bay, so we know the CGI and special effects will be good. As of right now, I don’t think this is going to turn out well, lets see what the other trailers show as they come out. With any luck the other trailers will not feel like I am watching a Transformers trailer like this one does.
What do you think of the trailer?