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Justice League: Fan Art Brings Zack Snyder’s Darkseid to Life

Fans can now get an idea of how Darkseid could have looked in Justice League, thanks to some newly released fan art. Created by Jack Kirby, Darkseid made a cameo appearance on the page in 1970 before debuting fully in 1971’s Forever People #1. The character went on to become not only a staple Superman villain, but the nemesis of the entire Justice League. As one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe, harboring a goal to wipe out all sentient life, the tyrannical ruler of Apokolips is one villain fans have long to see realized on the big screen, and fans came close with 2017’s Justice League. As part of Zack Snyder’s five-movie DCEU plan – which would have seen Justice League’s story told across two movies – Darkseid was expected to be the primary antagonist. Actor Ray Porter even completed work on the motion capture, face capture, and ADR for the role of Darkseid.

Unfortunately, Snyder ultimately had to step down midway into production due to a personal tragedy. Directorial duties then passed to Joss Whedon (The Avengers), who helmed extensive reshoots and restructured the plot. In the process, the action was reduced to one movie and Darkseid’s physical presence was excised from the story. Following the average critical reception and underwhelming box office performance, more and more fans emerged in campaigning to see Snyder’s original vision released. Those hopes are kept afloat by Snyder himself, who regularly posts new images from his version of Justice League. One such image offered fans a glimpse at Uxas – the being that would one day attain godhood via the Omega Effect and grow to become the intergalactic tyrant known as Darkseid.

Related: Warners Streaming Service Doubles Down on Justice League Theatrical Cut

An online artist by the name of Jackson Caspersz Art took those images a step further. Using the images as a template, he brought to life his vision of how Darkseid might have looked if fully rendered within the DCEU. Posted on their official Instagram page, the artist mourns that the character never made his highly-anticipated debut in the team-up movie and hopes, like many, that DC and Warner Bros. one day figure out their cinematic issues. The images, which have already been met with a positive response, can be seen below:

There are conflicting reports regarding just how much of a “Snyder Cut” exists, though storyboard artist Jay Oliva recently clarified things. Oliva’s comments not only lined up with Screen Rant’s breakdown of the real state of Snyder Cut in January of 2018, but also spurred one fan’s passion to witness Snyder’s original vision. Campaigners are even looking to step up their efforts at SDCC this year. They aren’t alone, however, as Porter also backed fans’ endeavors; as did Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in Justice League, announcing that he’d like to see the original version released.

Although these aren’t as official as the images and videos being shared by Snyder and other members of the Justice League crew – including the recent Aquaman rescue scene – they remain no less impressive. Whether or not the film’s interpretation would have lined up with the artwork seen here seems destined to remain unknown. For all the criticisms levied at Snyder as a director, he is often able to capture some truly amazing visuals. As such, his version of Darkseid would most likely have been something to behold. Unless Warner Bros. gives in to the demand regarding Justice League, or ultimately come back around to the idea of adapting Darkseid in the future, such artwork as these will have to tide fans over.

More: 10 Questions A Justice League Sequel Could Have Answered

Source: Jackson Caspersz Art



2019-07-13 02:07:18

John Atkinson

Elmo Brings Respect To Westeros In Game of Thrones & Sesame Street Crossover

The iconic Muppet character Elmo resolves the House Lannister feud in a new Game of Thrones and Sesame Street crossover video. Currently voiced by Ryan Dillon, Elmo debuted in 1972 as “Baby Monster.” On HBO’s Game of Thrones, Lena Headey portrays the villainous Cersei Lannister, a character who is known for her turbulent relationships with brothers Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage).

Various families rely on tradition and violence to survive in Game of Thrones, with the main players forming alliances to ensure long-term control. In the eighth and final season, which premiered April 14, the Game of Thrones characters are currently preparing for the Great War – a battle between the living and the dead. In the north at Winterfell, Tyrion Lannister has joined forces with House Stark’s Jon Snow, and serves as Hand of the Queen to the “Mother of Dragons,” Daenerys Targaryen. In the south at King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister plots against her human enemies, despite previously vowing allegiance to them during the Great War. Meanwhile, Jaime Lannister has arrived in Winterfell to lend assistance during the upcoming Battle of Winterfell, though he receives quite a surprise upon spotting a character from his past, Bran Stark.

Related: Game Of Thrones’ Final Season Will Be Funny (& That’s Good)

On YouTube, Sesame Street released a video entitled “Sesame Street: Respect is Coming.” Early on, Tyrion speaks to his sister Cersei and declares “you can’t ignore me forever.” In response, Cersei refuses to make eye contact, while Tyrion states that he only wants “what’s best for Westeros.” After the usual awkward banter between the Lannister siblings, the one and only Elmo emerges from underneath the table, in full Game of Thrones regalia. Elmo then proceeds to deliver a moving monologue about respect and efficient communication, all the while confusing the siblings with a reference to Cookie Monster. Ultimately, Elmo convinces the siblings to “learn and listen,” and then becomes giddy upon Tyrion’s toast offering to a “new red friend.” The clip concludes with the message “Respect brings us together,” and Sesame Street also uses the hashtag #RespectIsComing. Watch the Elmo-Lannister meeting below.

For Game of Thrones, the Elmo crossover aligns with the HBO series’ new comedic approach. In the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere, the episode includes more jokes than usual, including a cryptic encounter between series protagonist Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon named Drogon. To begin, the episode features Tyrion Lannister making a crude joke about the genitalia of Varys, a manipulative character who was castrated as a child. As the season progresses, however, the Game of Thrones’ comedy will surely take a backseat to pure action, as the upcoming Battle of Winterfell will reportedly feature the longest battle scene in the history of television and film.

More: Game Of Thrones Season 8 Reveals New Meaning Of “A Song Of Ice & Fire”

Game of Thrones season 8 airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.

Source: Sesame Street


2019-04-18 01:04:56

Q.V. Hough

The Boys Uncensored Teaser Trailer Brings The Hyper-Violent Comic To Life

The new teaser trailer for Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s irreverent, anti-superhero comic book series The Boys offers up more stylized hyper violence and the series’ premiere date. Produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke serving as showrunner, the new series looks as though it will take advantage of the streaming service’s deep pockets, lining up not only a great cast that includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, and Elizabeth Shue, but also boasts the sort of special effects that help underline the superhero-ness of it all. 

The series has been in the works for some time, with Rogen and Goldberg working to make The Boys the second of Ennis’s comics work they would adapt – the first being AMC’s Preacher. That seres proved the impudent humor seen in the likes of Superbad, This is the End, and Pineapple Express meshed well with Ennis’s blend of outrageous violence and brazen laughs, so as the saying goes, “one good turn deserves another.” 

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Even for those unfamiliar with the comic book series, it will be evident from the new teaser trailer just how different The Boys is from Preacher. For starters, the series is a cheeky look at the world’s obsession with superheroes, and from the widespread over-saturation of superhero-centric films and TV, it seems like 2019 is the perfect time to launch the show. Check out the violence- and profanity-filled new trailer along with a synopsis of the series below:

The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven, and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The Boys are Hughie (Jack Quaid, “The Hunger Games”), Billy Butcher (Karl Urban, “Star Trek”), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso, “Detroit”), Frenchie (Tomer Capon, “Hostages”), and The Female (Karen Fukuhara, “Suicide Squad”). Simon Pegg (“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”) guest stars as Hughie’s father.”

From the look of the trailer, Urban and Starr are in competition to see who can appear to be more “on one” than the other. While Starr is clearly having fun playing a god-like sociopath posing as a hero, his bearded counterpart is relishing the no-holds-barred aspect of his character as well. The result looks to be a fun new series that’s every bit as wild and unpredictable at the comic on which it is based. 

Next: Game Of Thrones Season 8 Review: Reunions & Introductions Raise The Series’ Stakes

The Boys premieres Friday, July 26 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.


2019-04-17 09:04:07

Kevin Yeoman

Bond 25 Reportedly Brings In Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Punch Up Script

Bond 25 is reportedly bringing in Phoebe Waller-Bridge to punch up the script. The latest entry in the 007 series is set for an April 2020 release date, with a recent report revealing that some filming on the as-of-yet titled latest Bond film took place in Norway at the start of this month.

The road to production has been a long one for Bond 25, with numerous headaches cropping up before Daniel Craig had even agreed to return as James Bond. No sooner had the uncertainty regarding Craig’s return quieted down, however, that Bond 25 lost director Danny Boyle. Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga eventually replaced Boyle and everything now seems to be back on track. Of course, it’s no easy task getting all the right elements together on any film production, but when it comes to James Bond, the sheer enormity of the franchise and the degree of expectation from fans and critics alike seems to make everything that much more challenging.

Related: James Bond Producers Want Scottish Actor As Next 007

The latest indication that Bond 25 still needs a little boost in getting off the ground comes to us courtesy of The Guardian. A new report indicates that Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of the stage play and TV series Fleabag, as well as the voice of L3-37 in last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, has been asked to “liven up” the current Bond 25 script. What’s more, this request apparently comes at the behest of Craig.

To date there has been no confirmation that Waller-Bridge is, in fact, getting to work on the script, but sources close to the film have said that Waller-Bridge and Craig met in New York while Waller-Bridge completed her off-Broadway run of Fleabag. As a fan of Fleabag and the work of Waller-Bridge, Craig is reportedly looking to inject a little more humor and edge into the script and Waller-Bridge seems to be just the person to do it. Should Waller-Bridge be confirmed as the next writer to polish the current script, she will become only the second woman in the illustrious franchise’s existence to work on a James Bond script. The only other woman to hold that honor is Johanna Harwood, who worked on the very first two films in the Bond franchise, 1962’s Dr. No and its 1963 follow-up, From Russia With Love.

There’s no need at this point for Bond fans to be concerned over the state of the upcoming film’s script or the production itself. Many films undergo somewhat last minute polishing or re-writes and turn out absolutely fine. In this case in particular, Waller-Bridge’s work on Fleabag has served to highlight her substantial talent and gift for drawing out the subtleties in human interaction and the impact those interactions can have as a result. With Bond becoming more aware of himself and the people around him in recent films, Waller-Bridge is definitely someone who can remove any stuffy, wooden characteristics that the script may have, ultimately lending it a more realistic and human quality – something that should suit Bond 25 very well indeed.

Related: The 6 Best James Bond Villains (And The 5 Worst)

Source: The Guardian


2019-04-14 05:04:04

Mike Jones

Shazam Sequel Brings Back Original Writer, Director Expected To Return

Warner Bros. has reportedly hired Henry Gayden to write the script for Shazam 2, and David F. Sandberg is likely to direct again. The studio is fresh off the worldwide launch of their latest DC live-action movie and Shazam! has wasted no time showing that it will be a successful film. Critics and audiences are loving the movie, and the opening weekend numbers – while a low point for the DCEU – are actually a win thanks to a lower budget.

With so much attention put on Shazam!, fans have already begun dreaming about the possibility of a sequel. The first film is very much an origin story for Billy Batson (Asher Angel) as he learns about his superpowers as Shazam (Zachary Levi) and is largely self-contained – even with some DCEU connections. But in usual franchise style, Shazam! also sets the stage for more chapters of this story that can be told.

Related: Everything We Know About Shazam 2

According to The Wrap, it appears WB, New Line, and DC are ready to move forward on another story. They’ve reportedly decided to bring back Henry Gayden to write the screenplay for Shazam 2 after he co-wrote the original movie. He received sole screenplay credit on the first film, but the story is credited to him and Darren Lemke. Gayden’s return helps set Shazam 2 in motion, with director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran also expected to return, according to this report.

Gayden is still a relative newcomer to studio movies, as Earth to Echo was his first credit in 2014, but he already has had great success thanks to Shazam. The movie was able to strike a great tone amidst the heartfelt story and laugh-out-loud comedy, and this is largely thanks to the script that Gayden was responsible for producing. Since Shazam is a big hit, it’s no surprise that the studios decided to bring him back for another entry.

It also immediately starts Shazam 2 off by keeping those familiar with the franchise around, and this appears to be true beyond just Gayden. Both Sandberg and Safran previously teased that they would like to come back for a sequel, and even though deals for both may not be signed as of right now, those announcements could arrive in the coming months as Gayden works on the script. Of course, Shazam 2 has yet to be officially greenlit by the studios, but that is all but guaranteed to happen.

As Shazam 2 continues to make progress, fans will undoubtedly want to know when they will get to see it. The studios will likely want to move fast on production on account of the young cast that the original featured, but DC already has a very crowded slate as it is. Regardless, some story details about the sequel can probably be predicted from how Shazam! ended, which sets up an exciting tale for Gayden to craft.

More: Shazam’s After Credits Scenes Explained

Source: The Wrap


2019-04-08 03:04:43

Cooper Hood

DC Universe Brings FULL Comic Catalogue To Subscribers

Word has come from WonderCon that DC Comics’ entire online catalogue of comic books will soon be available through the DC Universe streaming service. This unparalleled access, which represents the single largest digital archive of its kind, will be offered to all DC Universe subscribers at no additional charge.

Premiering to rave reviews in September 2018, DC Universe promised the ultimate fandom experience for fans of DC Comics. Like Netflix and Hulu, DC Universe offers on-demand streaming of various television series and movies based on DC Comics’ properties, as well as original series such as Titans and Doom Patrol. What set DC Universe apart from other services, however, was its rotating archive of classic comic books and graphic novels. That unique feature stands poised to become even more impressive and increase the value of a DC Universe subscription considerably.

Related: DC Universe 2019 Trailer Teases An Expanding Superhero Universe

DC Universe formally announced the expansion of their comic book offerings during a Friday night panel at WonderCon. Beyond confirming that thousands of single-issue comics will be made available to subscribers with no increase in the cost of a subscription, DC Universe also revealed that new comics will be regularly added into the archive exactly one year after their print publication date. This means that in addition to classic storylines such as Watchmen and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, subscribers will also be able to view more recent works, such as the whole of the 2016 DC Rebirth initiative. DC Universe Senior Vice President and General Manager Sam Ades said:

“From the time DC Universe launched last year, our fans have loved the comic experience and have asked us for just one thing – more! We’re thrilled to respond to our fans yet again with the incredible value of the ultimate DC digital comics library.”

It had previously been announced that DC Universe would double the size of its permanent archive in response to complaints that the service started out primarily offering single issues from new series and brief runs of several popular titles. While this did offer comic-reading novices a chance to sample several different things, it didn’t offer much to the devout fans and comic collectors that DC Universe was aimed at. Complaints were also made about how limited some of the offerings were. For instance, only the first 12 issues of Marv Wolfman and George Perez’s legendary New Teen Titans run was made available during the first month following the premiere of the live-action Titans series that drew so deeply from their work.

Thankfully, DC Universe seems ready to further make amends for past mistakes and is offering up a massive collection of DC Comics worthy of the DC Universe name. It remains to be seen if this bold move will bring in those fans still reluctant to give the fledgling subscription service a try. Still, with new series like a live-action Swamp Thing produced by Aquaman director James Wan on the way, in addition to the larger comics archive, it’s hard to see what more can be offered for a paltry $7.99 per month.

More: All 25 DC Movies & TV Shows Coming In 2019

Source: DC Universe


2019-03-29 06:03:06

Matt Morrison

Sony Officially Brings PlayStation 4 Remote Play To iOS

When PlayStation 4 users updated their consoles to the latest 6.50 firmware this week, they received an update that now allows them to use the Remote Play feature on iOS devices. Remote play has previously been a feature in Sony’s handheld platforms such as the PlayStation Portable and the soon-to-be defunct PlayStation Vita, but bringing the feature iOS will give even more users the opportunity to try it out.

Sony’s Remote Play feature basically lets users activate and control the home console from a mobile device. This includes the ability to play games on-the-go. Remote Play wirelessly transmits a game’s audio and visual information is to the external device; the console still handles the actual processing work. Though a welcomed idea, the feature wasn’t wholly supported in the PS3 library. Sony corrected course by making it a mandatory feature for all PS4 games (excluding titles that heavily rely on non-DualShock peripherals like the Move or Eye). Over the years, Sony has brought Remote Play to other platforms such as its old Xperia Smartphones, Windows PC, and Mac.

Related: PlayStation 4 Exclusive Games Coming in 2019

After updating the console, Sony’s blog post explains that iPad and iPhone users will, of course, need to download the Remote Play app from the App Store. Players will also need a PSN account, though that probably goes without saying. Gameindustry.biz further explains that iOS users can play their PS4 games and use other functions, such as sending messages and connecting to voice chat. Unfortunately, the app doesn’t support the use of a DualShock 4 controller. The PS4 button layout is instead overlaid onto the iOS screen for simplified navigation. This limitation could always change in future updates but there’s no indication of such at the moment.

Less touted features of update 6.50 include the ability to broadcast in 720p in Niconico Live, a Japanese streaming service. Players can also head to the Settings and change the “Enter” function from the X button to the circle button à la many Japanese games.

This timing of this update seems somewhat appropriate. With Microsoft allegedly planning to introduce Xbox functionality to other gaming platforms in the near future, it might behoove Sony to make similar expansions however small. The company has already been dragged kicking and screaming into the cross-play arena. It needs to continue showing that it won’t be as stubborn to cross-pollinate with other ecosystems its massive player base may engage with.

More: 20 Glaring Problems With The PlayStation 4 That Gamers Completely Ignore

Source: Gameindustry.biz/PlayStation


2019-03-09 11:03:26

Marcus Stewart

Disney’s Kim Possible Movie Trailer Brings Teen Heroine To Live-Action

Disney released a trailer for its live-action adaptation of teen heroine Kim Possible, the hit spy cartoon from the 2000s. The TV movie will follow teenage sleuth Kim Possible as she thwarts an evil plot while trying to survive her freshman year of high school.

Making her screen debut as Ms. Possible is 17-year-old Sadie Stanley, and she is be accompanied by The Goldbergs‘ Sean Giambrone, who fills the clumsy-but-lovable shoes of Kim’s sidekick Ron Stoppable. As the film is not an origin story, it drops viewers amid an already seasoned Team Possible. Instead, the focus is on new girl Athena (Ciara Wilson), an avid fan of Kim – whose heroine identity is no secret – and Team Possible’s newest addition. Remaining faithful to the original cartoon series, supervillains Dr. Drakken (Todd Stashwick) and Shego (Taylor Ortega) return as Team Possible’s archenemies.

Related: First Look at Disney’s Live-Action Kim Possible Movie Revealed

In the new trailer, Kim is shown using a variety of spy gadgets, including an obligatory glass cutter and a compact winged jetpack fit to be a modern day Spy Kids prop. Also shown are Kim and Ron arriving late to class (presumably after getting into espionage-related hijinks), so it will be interesting to see how Team Possible balances their double lives in the film adaptation. They’ll be joined by Raven’s Home‘s Isaac Ryan Brown, who plays Team Possible’s tech prodigy Wade, as well as Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) as Kim’s mom, Connie Ray (The Big C) as Kim’s grandma, and Erika Tham (Make It Pop) as Kim’s vapid rival Bonnie. Other notable casting choices include Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) and Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens). Oswalt reprises his role from the cartoon as Professor Dementor, while Romano, the original voice of Kim Possible, will make a cameo.

Even more interesting in the movie will be how Ron’s role as Kim’s best friend-turned-love interest is explored in the upcoming entry—especially considering that the development of their relationship was originally cultivated over the course of three seasons and two TV movies. Finally, fans of the cartoon will likely notice a glaring potential omission in the new live-action trailer: Ron’s beloved naked mole-rat Rufus. Whether Ron will eat his signature “nacos” (short for nacho-filled tacos) alone or share them with his fur-less friend remains to be seen.

Because this will be the first movie in the franchise since 2005’s Kim Possible: So the Drama, it is unclear how a live-action version will be received by fans. This live-action entry will be introducing the Kim Possible franchise to a very different demographic of children. While spy characters and gear were all the rage in the mid-2000s, children today are not nearly so well-versed in the art of espionage. Additionally, it’s highly unlikely that the film’s nostalgia factor will draw kids in, as Kim Possible‘s original run was well before their time. However, the upcoming movie has a chance to reignite the genre and, if successful, the popularity of the Kim Possible franchise.

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Kim Possible will premiere on February 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST on Disney.

Source: Disney



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2018-12-07 05:12:27

Captain Marvel Brings Starforce To The MCU – Here Are All 7 Members

Captain Marvel will introduce a new, powerful team into the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the elite Kree military unit known as Starforce. This is a remarkably deep cut for the MCU, given that Starforce originated in 1992 and have only made a handful of appearances since.

In the comics, Starforce is a group created to serve the Supreme Intelligence, the absolute ruler of the Kree. Although they didn’t know it, Starforce were pawns in a desperate game by the Supreme Intelligence. This monstrous being believed that the Kree had stopped evolving, and were doomed as a race. In order to kick-start evolution, it triggered a galactic war between the Kree and the rival Shi’ar Empire. The Shi’ar ultimately dropped a genetic bomb on the Kree homeworld of Hala, killing millions but forcing the survivors to evolve or die. As for the Starforce unit, they were subsumed into the Shi’ar military.

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Captain Marvel‘s second trailer reveals an image of the core Starforce team, as they are walking toward two other members. Beginning with those two other members and then moving from left to right, let’s take a look at the members of the Kree’s elite Starforce unit.

  • This Page: Mar-Vell (or Yon-Rogg), Ronan, and Korath
  • Page 2: The Remaining Four Starforce Recruits

Mar-Vell or Yon-Rogg (Jude Law)

First up is the Starforce unit’s enigmatic leader, believed to be the Kree hero Mar-Vell. The character was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan in 1967, largely in order to secure the trademark to the name “Captain Marvel.” Mar-Vell was one of the Kree’s greatest warriors, and was sent to Earth to spy on our world after the emergence of super-powered humans. Mar-Vell became increasingly sympathetic to humanity, and ultimately fought against his own race in Earth’s defense. His heroism served as an inspiration to countless others, including Carol Danvers, but Mar-Vell’s story came to a tragic end in Jim Starlin’s 1982 graphic novel, The Death of Captain Marvel. One of the most powerful Marvel comics of all time, this saw Mar-Vell die of cancer, having been irradiated over the course of his superhero career.

Jude Law has long been rumored to be playing Mar-Vell in the MCU, but it’s also possible that he’s playing Yon-Rogg, a Kree military commander who ultimately becomes on of Carol Danvers’ foes. Rather than a lone operative, Captain Marvel envisions Law’s character as leader of the Starforce, and he’s expected to act as Carol Danvers’ mentor. The notion that Law is playing Yon-Rogg is supported by a recently leaked Funko Pop! that displayed his name as such, but that toy figure was quickly changed before its official release. So, it’s still unclear who Law is playing in Captain Marvel, but whoever he is, he’s bound to be a major character in Carol’s life.

Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace)

Now this is a familiar face. Donning traditional Kree armor, Ronan the Accuser is a would-be warlord who truly believes in his race’s militaristic history. Given his position in the reveal photo as well as in the Captain Marvel trailers, it seems that Ronan is a member of Starforce at this point in time. Lee Pace is reprising the role after first playing Ronan in 2014’s Guardian of the Galaxy, which revealed that the Kree warrior is destined to abandon his people and become a dangerous, bloodthirsty renegade.

Related: Captain Marvel Could Make Ronan One Of The MCU’s Best Villains

Curiously, Ben Mendelsohn is playing Captain Marvel‘s major villain, a Skrull military leader called Talos. In the comics, Ronan and Talos have actually worked together on occasion. It’s possible the two are conspiring to reignite the war between their two races, and that Ronan’s treason will be exposed. That would explain why he leaves Starforce.

Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou)

In the comics, Korath was a Kree cyber-geneticist who experimented upon himself in order to play a part in the Kree-Skrull War. This villain possesses basic superhuman strength, stamina, and durability, but his greatest skill is a low-level telepathic power that allows him to track his prey. Just as with Ronan, we know what the future has in store for Korath; Djimon Hounsou played the character in Guardians of the Galaxy, proving that this particular Starforce member will ultimately remain loyal to Ronan above the Kree Empire.

Page 2 of 2: The Remaining Four Starforce Recruits

Att-Lass (Algenis Perez Soto)

Algenis Perez Soto plays Att-Lass, a Kree villain who’s sometimes referred to as “Captain Atlas” in the comics. A ruthless and physically powerful warrior, Att-Lass is one of the few Kree warriors to briefly wield Mar-Vell’s Nega-Bands, powerful gauntlets that tap into interdimensional energy. He became disillusioned with Starforce when he learned the team was being manipulated by the Supreme Intelligence, and became a warlord in his own right, even attempting an invasion of Earth on one occasion. As yet, we have no information about how Att-Lass will be portrayed in Captain Marvel.

Carol Danvers (Brie Larson)

Next up is Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, who will ultimately become the titular hero Captain Marvel. Marvel is choosing to avoid the traditional superhero origin story; it’s now been confirmed that Captain Marvel will open with Carol already possessing superpowers, and serving as a member of Starforce. According to Kevin Feige, the MCU’s version of Captain Marvel will be an absolute powerhouse. Larson herself has suggested Carol Danvers will be able to move planets, which is something that would be a byproduct of her Captain Marvel Binary powers.

Related: Carol Danvers’ Starforce Name Revealed (It’s Not Captain Marvel)

Captain Marvel sees Carol Danvers team up with the young Nick Fury and Phil Coulson in order to take on the alien race of shapeshifters known as the Skrulls. When the film is over, though, Carol will mysteriously disappear from the MCU for over a decade; it’s generally believed she’ll either be adventuring in space, or else in the Quantum Realm. Whatever the case may be, the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War saw the dying Nick Fury summon Carol for help. She’s confirmed to be a major player in Avengers 4, and Josh Brolin has hinted she’ll wind up taking on Thanos personally.

Bron-Char (Rune Temte)

You can be forgiven for not having heard of Bron-Char. He was a Kree warrior introduced in the 1998 event “Live Kree or Die.” Bron-Char has the curious distinction of being one of the few people to successfully destroy one of Captain America’s shields; Cap had lost his traditional shield a while ago, and was using a replica from the Smithsonian Institution. The character has only appeared in a handful of issues, meaning Rune Temte can essentially portray him however he wishes.

Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan)

Sometimes known as Doctor Minerva, this Kree geneticist is one of Captain Marvel’s lesser-known villains. She’s a ruthless scientist with no qualms about experimenting upon “lesser races” such as humans, and possesses basic energy manipulation powers that seem analogous to Carol Danvers’ own abilities. Minerva was part of Strikeforce in the comics, but afterwards went rogue. She’s faded into the background in recent years, popping up every now and again as an infrequent foe who simply wishes to conduct dangerous, unsanctioned experiments; Minerva’s sole motivation nowadays appears to be the fact she quite enjoys her work. Gemma Chan is playing Minn-Erva, and it seems reasonable to assume she will ultimately prove to be an untrustworthy ally for Captain Marvel.

More: Captain Marvel: Every Update You Need To Know



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2018-12-03 09:12:48

The Office Reunion Photo Brings the Dunder Mifflin Staff Back Together

A new reunion photo from the cast of the popular sitcom The Office brings the staff of Dunder Mifflin back together again. The American version of The Office made its debut on NBC in 2005 and ran for a total of nine seasons. The show was based on the British comedy of the same name created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Despite the US version of The Office running for several more years than the original show, many people claimed that the show had a big dip in quality in later seasons, especially after Steve Carell left the show near the end of season 7. That said, fans have been urging NBC to give The Office a revival, especially given the recent trend of rebooting and reviving popular TV shows. In December 2017, it was revealed that NBC was developing a revival for The Office for a late 2018 premiere, but that obviously didn’t end up happening. While many cast members like John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer have been open to returning for an Office revival, Carell has been hesitant about the idea. The cast of The Office even recently begged Carell to reboot the show during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, and now a reunion photo of the cast has surfaced online.

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Posting on her personal Instagram account, Angela Kinsey (she played Angela Martin on The Office) shared a photo of herself with several members of The Office cast, as well as the show’s creator Greg Daniels. While cast members Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nuñez, Rainn Wilson, Fischer, and Ed Helms are joined with Kinsey in this image, several other actors are missing. Notable cast members missing from the image include the show’s stars Carell and Krasinski, as well as Kate Flannery, B.J. Novak, and Mindy Kaling. Kinsey’s full post can be seen below.

While fans have been yearning for news about a potential revival of The Office, this isn’t the first time NBC has almost created another Office-related show. Back when the show was in the middle of the eighth season, NBC announced The Farm, a spin-off series revolving around Dwight Schrute and his life on his farm. NBC ended up passing on the show, but that hasn’t stopped fans from binge-watching The Office on repeat – or even creating parody trailers for the show, including one that combines Dwight’s character with the film A Quiet Place, which was written and directed by Krasinski, who also stars. 

It isn’t a big secret that both the cast members and fans of the show are eager for a revival of The Office to happen. While it could just be a type of “family reunion,” as Kinsey explains in her post, it is suspicious that the show’s creator hosted the event and that the reunion took place so close to The Office cast members appearing on SNL. While a revival or reboot certainly hasn’t been confirmed just yet, it is seemingly becoming more likely that The Office might actually return.

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Source: Angela Kinsey




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2018-12-02 09:12:07