Ghostbusters 2020 Director Teases The Return Of The Ecto-1

Ghostbusters 2020 director Jason Reitman teased the return of the Ecto-1. Arguably one of the most instantly recognizable vehicles in cinema, the Ecto-1 was first unveiled in the original 1984 Ghostbusters. Constructed out of a transformed station wagon, both its siren and appearance instantly send Ghostbusters fans back to the 1980s.

With the somewhat recent announcement that the Ghostbusters would once again be setting off into the ongoing battle against supernatural forces, die-hard fans of the films are hoping that this third entry in the franchise is worth their time. Almost 30 years have passed since Ghostbusters II followed up on the success of the first film, and although a third film was repeatedly promised by co-creator Dan Aykroyd, numerous setbacks throughout the years (including the apparent reluctance of Bill Murray to get involved) have made the possibility of Ghostbusters 3 seem very remote. As all Ghostbusters fans also know, an attempt at taking the franchise in a different direction with 2016’s female-led Ghostbusters wasn’t much of a success.

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Now with Ghostbusters 2020 on its way, fans are once again feeling like perhaps they will get the sequel they’ve been hoping for. Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman, has been tight-lipped about exactly what this new Ghostbusters film will bring. Aside from some recently announced casting decisions, not much has been seen or heard about Ghostbusters 2020. Now, however, thanks to Reitman’s Instagram account, fans have a glimpse at the celebrated original Ecto-1, along with Reitman’s quip of, “You guys ready to get rolling?”

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The image could be Reitman’s way of announcing that principal photography on Ghostbusters 2020 is about to begin, though this has yet to be officially confirmed. This isn’t the first time that fans have been teased by a look at the Ecto-1, either. Back in January, the film’s first official teaser arrived, showcasing bits of the famed Ghostbusters vehicle from beneath a tarp in a disused barn. Though it was strange to see the Ecto-1 outside of New York City and in a far more rural environment, it’s worth noting that Reitman’s Instagram account listed his location as Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It has earlier been reported that Ghostbusters 2020 will be filming in June, in Calgary, meaning that filming has likely now officially kicked off.

Based on what little amounts of information we do have on Ghostbusters 2020, it’s clear that a new generation of Ghostbusters will be taking on the task of busting ghosts. Unfortunately for die-hard fans, what this means is that once again, the return of the original Ghostbusters in their own film is not in the cards. Still, Reitman’s connection to the series is far deeper than any fan’s could ever be, meaning that he carries with him the pressure of delivering something that is a fitting and suitable upgrade to a franchise that has entertained so many.

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2019-07-12 04:07:11

Mike Jones

Elizabeth Olsen Teases 1950s Setting For WandaVision Disney+ Series

Actress Elizabeth Olsen revealed that WandaVision will be set in the ‘50s. Based on the Marvel characters Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) and Vision, the Disney+ limited series will begin filming in the fall and will reportedly be six hours long. Earlier this month, Disney and Marvel officially announced WandaVision.

In the MCU, Olsen made her franchise debut as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Olsen later reprised the superhero character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. In the new MCU film Avengers: Endgame, Olsen will once again reprise her character, along with numerous others who were previously manipulated by the big baddie Thanos. For WandaVision, Olsen will co-star with her MCU love interest Paul Bettany, who will reprise his franchise role as the android Vision. On April 16, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that WandaVision will intersect with the MCU’s Phase 2 “in a very big way.”

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Per Variety, Olsen recently teased WandaVision by revealing that the Disney+ series will take place in ‘50s. This information is based on the streaming platform’s launch chat, with Olsen noting “There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision… they showed a photo of us in the ’50s.” For WandaVision, Captain Marvel co-writer Jac Schaeffer will serve as the writer, producer, and showrunner. She also co-wrote the upcoming comedy The Hustle starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway, along with the upcoming MCU film Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson in the title role. As for Olsen’s WandaVision co-star Bettany, he previously received a Saturn Award nomination for his supporting performance in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Most recently, he portrayed Dryden Vos in Ron Howard’s space western Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Olsen is the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, both of whom famously starred in the late ’80s/early ‘90s ABC sitcom Full House. After delivering an acclaimed performance in 2011’s Martha Marcy May Marlene – her feature film debut – Olsen has since appeared in films like Silent House, Godzilla, and I Saw the Light.

Based on Elizabeth Olsen’s MCU character arc, franchise fans will undoubtedly be curious to see how she’s incorporated into Avengers: Endgame. But, as the saying goes, the writing seems to be on the wall given the existence of WandaVision, and Marvel seemingly has plenty of surprises on the way. Disney+ will also produce a limited series focused on the MCU’s Loki, along with a separate series about Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

More: These Marvel Shows Are Coming After Avengers: Endgame

Source: Variety

2019-04-25 10:04:46

Q.V. Hough

Brie Larson Teases the Easiest Way for Captain Marvel to Kill Thanos

Since it’s almost inevitable that Thanos will be killed in Avengers: Endgame, Brie Larson has offered her opinion on how Captain Marvel could pull it off. There has plenty of speculation as to how the Avengers will take down the Mad Titan – including a theory involving Ant-Man entering his butt and blowing him up from the inside out – and Larson definitely has an intriguing approach.

By the end of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers (Larson) easily earns a spot among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (even though she’s spent decades away from Earth). Solving the mystery of her past, defeating enemies, and forming new alliances, she’s become one of the strongest super-powered characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now that she’ll be officially joining Team Avengers in Avengers: Endgame, Thanos should be concerned. However, as far as what Captain Marvel’s plan might be to stop Thanos for good, Larson has a couple options – one that seems very on-brand with Captain Marvel, and one that is certainly… unexpected.

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In a special segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in which the cast of Avengers: Endgame are asked various questions about the upcoming film, Larson is asked what Captain Marvel has up her sleeves when it comes to finishing off Thanos. Her first answer is a fake-out, saying that she’d simply use “compassion.” When asked if she’s being serious, she says, “No. I’m going to punch him into the sun.” 

Captain Marvel has already been hyped as the strongest member of the Avengers, so Larson’s method of killing Thanos isn’t exactly far-fetched. Before Captain Marvel had even gone into production, Kevin Feige made it clear that the character is the most powerful member of the Avengers. So, even if her actual method of defense in Avengers: Endgame doesn’t exactly line up with what Larson said in the segment, it’s still probably something that she’s perfectly capable of pulling off.

As of now, it’s tough knowing what to believe when it comes to the cast of Avengers: Endgame saying anything about the film. Given how tight-lipped they need to be, any information they give could either be a flat-out lie or possibly some variation of the truth revealed solely for the sake of misdirection – though maybe that’s just wishful thinking. In the end, though it might be fitting for one of the original Avengers to take down Thanos, Captain Marvel would still probably be the best option.

More: 10 Powers Captain Marvel Can Use To Defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame

Source: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

2019-04-18 06:04:26

Danny Salemme

Spider-Man: Homecoming Teases A Way To Turn Humans Into Asgardians

Spider-Man: Homecoming may have subtly revealed how to turn humans into Asgardians in the MCU. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Asgardians were introduced as a powerful race of aliens who were worshiped by ancient humanity, and their powers are far beyond those of the mortals of Earth.

The Thor and Avengers franchises have focused prominently on Asgardian weapons. Thor’s weapon of choice is the mighty Mjolnir, the enchanted hammer that was destroyed by Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. Heimdall’s sword, Hofund, appears to be part of the Bifrost mechanism, meaning Hela needed to retrieve it in order to summon the rainbow bridge. And Stormbreaker, created by the dwarf Eitri in Avengers: Infinity War, may well have the potential to destroy entire planets.

Related: Theory: Stormbreaker Isn’t To Kill Thanos, It Gives Thor His Powers Back

But, as powerful as Asgardian weapons may be, there’s evidence that some of them could be wielded by humans – and could even grant Asgardian power to mortals. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Happy Hogan makes a throwaway reference to “Thor’s magic belt.” This is the Megingjörð of Norse legend, a word that literally translates into “power belt” and that doubles even Thor’s prodigious strength. This moment was only a throwaway reference – don’t expect Megingjörð to feature in Avengers: Endgame at all – but it’s certainly an interesting one. In the comics, Megingjörð was introduced in Journey into Mystery #91 back in 1963, where it was revealed to be a mystical belt held in storage by Odin when it wasn’t being used by the God of Thunder. Significantly, in Thor #276 it was able to be worn by a human – and, indeed, just the act of wearing Megingjörð granted a most unworthy man the strength to lift Mjolnir.

The throwaway reference to Megingjörð subtly sets up a lot of major comic book ideas for the MCU, most notably the Thunderstrike, an enchanted weapon that blended the human and the divine in order to create a superhero who named himself Thunderstrike after his hammer. Eric Masterson even claimed the mantle of Thor for a time; perhaps a similar idea could allow Thor to live on in the MCU even though Mjolnir has been destroyed, and even if Chris Hemsworth departs after Avengers: Endgame.

Interestingly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has already established that Asgardian artifacts can be used by humans in the MCU as well. Back in season 1, in the episode “The Well”, Coulson and his team stumbled upon a long-lost Asgardian Berserker Staff that – just like Megingjörð – granted the wearer enhanced strength. True to its name, the Berserker Staff had the side-effect of forcing its bearer to face all their greatest pain in order to generate a surge of rage and hatred. While useful in Asgard’s brutal wars of ages past, it proved dangerous when it fell into the wrong hands.

All this means that there is indeed the potential for ordinary men and women to use Asgardian artifacts, and thus gain the power of the gods themselves. Considering that Asgard was destroyed at the end of Thor: Ragnarok and many expect a new home to be made on Earth, likely Norway, this would have some serious implications. Kevin Feige has teased that Marvel could potentially do a female Thor, inspired by the popular Jason Aaron run in which Jane Foster became the Mighty Thor, and the mention of Megingjörð may well explain how that could happen.

More: Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter Eggs & Marvel Secrets

2019-04-16 06:04:16

Thomas Bacon

Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins Teases Ryan Murphy Over AHS: 1984 Title

After Ryan Murphy officially announced that the next season of American Horror Story would be subtitled “1984,” Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins couldn’t help but call him out. Though the franchises clearly have no connective threads whatsoever, Jenkins found American Horror Story’s title announcement amusing.

The follow-up to 2016’s debut for the Princess of Themyscira, Wonder Woman 1984 follows the titular DC hero to the mid ’80s, where she’ll do battle against the villainous Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), while also confronting other characters, including Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). As for American Horror Story: 1984, the new season is a follow-up to American Horror Story: Apocalypse, and it appears to pivot around the slasher genre – namely slasher movies from the 1980s. Now, the two projects share the same subtitle, and even though neither has anything to do with the other, Patty Jenkins still found reason to point out the similarities to American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy.

Related: What to Expect from American Horror Story Season 9

Jenkins jokingly tweeted at Murphy, admiring the title for American Horror Story’s upcoming season. However, while the tweet begins with admiration, Jenkins catches herself mid-sentence, noting the fact that they’re both using the same subtitle for their respective projects. Murphy then replied to Jenkins, suggesting that Wonder Woman 1984’s title isn’t original either, citing George Orwell’s novel, 1984. Check out their exchange below:

As for the 1984 reference, Orwell’s 1984 is a 1949 novel that imagines a dystopian future in which war and government surveillance is the new norm. There have been a handful of adaptations – including one that was actually released in 1984 – and Paul Greengrass was originally attached to direct his own adaptation until it fell through. Now, it’s evident that both Wonder Woman: 1984 and American Horror Story: 1984 may draw inspiration from Orwell’s novel in one form or another.

Both the Wonder Woman sequel and ninth season of American Horror Story will be airing within months of each other, so it’ll be interesting to see how the two fictional worlds will depict the ’80s. In terms of possible inspiration, the superhero genre in 1984 included films like The Toxic Avenger and Supergirl – so it wasn’t exactly a golden age for the genre – while the horror genre in 1984 had films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Firestarter, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, and C.H.U.D. (the latter of which was more than just a throwaway reference in Jordan Peele’s Us). Aside from Orwell’s source material, it won’t be long till fans see how these two franchises put the ’80s to good creative use.

More: 10 Facts We Already Know About Wonder Woman 1984

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2019-04-12 08:04:23

Danny Salemme

First Endgame Clip Teases The Avengers’ Plan To Defeat Thanos

The first clip from Avengers: Endgame has been released and teases the Avengers’ plan to defeat Thanos. The Marvel Cinematic Universe received a massive change to the status quo at the end of Avengers: Infinity War after Thanos snapped half of the universe’s population out of existence. This has left only a handful of heroes left standing and they are all highly motivated in Avengers: Endgame to bring back those that were lost.

While this goal has become abundantly clear, the actual plan that the Avengers will follow to try and do this is not. Trying to set the universe back to how it was pre-snap may involve time travel and the Quantum Realm, as the Infinity Stones sound like the MacGuffin of another MCU film. Most of these details are only known thanks to footage descriptions that came from Disney shareholders and out of CinemaCon, but fans around the world were not yet able to see the footage for themselves.

Related: Everything We Know About Thanos’ Role In Avengers: Endgame

As part of GMA‘s exclusive interview with the original six Avengers, the show also debuted the first clip from Avengers: Endgame. The footage is a section of the footage that Disney has already been showing, making it an understandable choice for the first clip from the movie. The segment included an interview with cast members Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner. View the full clip released by Marvel below.

This is only the final minute of the full scene that has previously been shown, but the cue of Alan Silvestri’s score at the end plays as though it could be the transition to the title card, possibly making this sequence one of the earliest in the movie. In its final form, the scene will include more discussion between the present Avengers about what they need to do next. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) will remark that she needs to go kill Thanos, which is when Nebula (Karen Gillan) reveals that she knows he is at his “garden.” Rocket then pulls up a hologram of this location, which appears to be what Black Widow is staring at when this clip begins. And even though the description of this scene has been online for a while, now everyone can check out a portion of it.

The releasing of this clip (if it is the lead up to the title card as is speculated) further indicates that several scenes in the marketing to this point are very early on. Nebula and Tony would already be back on Earth at this point, so reunions would have happened already, making it time for a plan to be put together. That said, it is very surprising that Tony is not included in what could be a pivotal scene early on. But, he could be spending time with Pepper Potts during this time or even working on a plan of his own. Either way, this is just the first clip that Marvel will likely release in the remaining weeks before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, so hopefully subsequent ones won’t give too much away.

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Source: GMA

2019-04-08 08:04:30

Cooper Hood

DC Universe’s Stargirl First Look Image Reveals Costume, Teases S.T.R.I.P.E.

The DC Universe Stargirl TV show first look image reveals Courtney Whitmore’s (Brec Bassinger) superhero costume ahead of the series’ early 2020 premiere. DC Universe launched on Batman Day 2018 and shortly after, the service’s first original series, Titans, premiered. The company was so confident in their live-action take on the DC Comics Teen Titans team that they renewed Titans for season 2 ahead of the show’s initial debut. But Titans is just one of many DC Universe originals planned for subscribers. Others include a mix of live-action and animated fare, like Young Justice: Outsiders, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Harley Quinn and Stargirl.

Based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name, Stargirl tells the story of Courtney Whitmore, the step-daughter of Pat Dugan aka. the Star-Spangled Kid (Luke Wilson), who discovers her step-father’s superhero costume. Courtney is resentful of Pat for marrying her mother and moving them from a metropolitan area to the much more rural Nebraska and she dons the superhero costume in an act of rebellion. However, Courtney becomes a superhero in her own right and eventually takes on the mantle of Stargirl. Now, ahead of Stargirl’s DC Universe premiere, the company has unveiled a first look at Bassinger in costume as the titular superhero.

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Out of the official DC Universe panel at WonderCon this weekend, the streaming service revealed fans’ first look at Stargirl’s Courtney Whitmore suited up and ready for superhero action. The costume is incredibly accurate to Stagirl’s from the comics, down to the star details on her sleeves and the red gloves. Further, Courtney’s holding on to the Cosmic Staff, which she receives from Jack Knight aka. Starman (Joel McHale) in the comic books. Take a look at the Stargirl image below.

Further, DC Universe announced Stargirl is expected to premiere in early 2020, slightly later than the previously revealed Fall 2019 window. It’s possible Stargirl was delayed slightly to make room for Titans season 2, which now debuts Fall 2019. The change comes to the DC Universe TV series release schedule revealed at New York Comic Con 2018, where Titans held its world premiere screening. Now it appears Stargirl will premiere a little later than previously expected, but not too much later.

In terms of Stargirl’s costume, the quality is perhaps a little better than that of Legends of Tomorrow’s Stargirl. But that version of Stargirl was a member of the Justice Society of America during the 1940s and her costume may have been on the simpler side to fit the time period. Certainly, DC Universe’s Stargirl looks much more modern. What may be most interesting about this image, though, is what it only partially reveals: Pat Dugan’s robotic suit S.T.R.I.P.E. Part of the robot’s leg and hand can be seen behind Courtney, giving fans an idea of the sheer size of S.T.R.I.P.E. in the upcoming TV show.

While we likely won’t get a Stargirl trailer until much later this year ahead of the show’s 2020 premiere, this first look image should tide over fans till then. Still, fans will no doubt be looking forward to seeing Stargirl in action as soon as possible.

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

Stargirl premieres early 2020 on DC Universe.

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2019-03-29 06:03:08

Molly Freeman

General Commander Trailer Teases Seagal’s Latest Action Film

The General Commander trailer teases Steven Seagal’s latest action vehicle. Seagal, of course, rose to prominence in Hollywood after making his acting debut in 1988, appearing in successful films such as Hard to Kill and Under Siege. After headlining 2001’s Exit Wounds, Seagal’s career largely shifted to starring in direct-to-video endeavors, and he’s since added dozens of credits to his résumé. Despite his advancing age (Seagal is now 66), the actor remains as busy as he’s ever been. He was in five films released in 2016 and another two in 2017.

Next up for Seagal is General Commander, which sees him portray CIA agent Jake Alexander, who takes it upon himself to extract revenge against a mob boss that killed a member of his team. The cast also includes the likes of Sonia Couling (A Stranger in Paradise) and Byron Gibson (No Escape). General Commander will soon be available to own on Blu-ray and On-Demand, meaning it’s time to rev up the marketing campaign. Action fans can check out a trailer now.

Related: Russia Tasks Steven Seagal With Improving Relations With U.S.

Lionsgate unveiled the preview, raising awareness for the film’s upcoming home media release. You can watch it for yourself in the space below:

The short trailer quickly establishes the crux of the narrative, where Seagal’s Alexander steps away from the CIA to form his own team of operatives that will serve justice around the world. As the film’s tagline suggests, this group are heroes without borders and do not answer to any government agency. It goes without saying this sets up a potential conflict between Alexander and the United States, since the CIA probably won’t be too happy about one of their former members taking matters into his own hands and waging a war against dangerous criminals. Nobody’s going to go into General Commander expecting heavy substance, but on-paper it has the potential to explore a compelling moral dilemma about what’s “right.”

Very clearly, General Commander aims to be a throwback to old school action films, the kinds Seagal made his name on many years ago. While those types of movies are no longer the most commercially viable in regards to box office performance, there remains a passionate audience for them, so General Commander should be able to fare pretty well for itself once it hits home media. Going straight to On-Demand sounds like the best avenue for this one to take, as it likely would have been lost in the shuffle if it had a traditional theatrical release. Hopefully, Seagal fans find something to enjoy with General Commander and whatever the actor chooses to do next.

More: The 10 Most Anticipated Big Screen Action Movies of 2019

General Commander will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, and On-Demand May 28, 2019.

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2019-03-18 04:03:00

Chris Agar

Marvel’s The Punisher Promo Teases An Action-Packed Season 2

Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in The Punisher Season 2

A new promo has landed for the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher, and it promises an action-packed ride. Despite the relatively simple premise of the comic, the character proved tricky to translate to live-action in the past. Dolph Lundgren was the first to try with 1989’s The Punisher, but despite a gleefully high body count and some creative action, it failed to make much of an impact and ended up going straight to video in the U.S. following the bankruptcy of its production company. Tom Jane took over for the 2004 attempt, but while the actor received good reviews for his work, the film was criticized for its jarring tonal shifts and John Travolta’s villain.

The character was rebooted again for Punisher: War Zone, which has since become a beloved cult classic thanks to its over-the-top gore and black humor, but it remains to this day the lowest-grossing Marvel movie. Given the inherent R-rated nature of the material, the character was never going to get his own MCU movie and instead made his debut on the second season of Daredevil played by Jon Bernthal. The actor was pretty much perfect casting, and the character proved so popular he soon earned his own solo series. While reviews for The Punisher’s first season were somewhat mixed, it definitely made fans very happy.

Related: Screen Rant’s The Punisher Season 2 Review

The Punisher returns to Netflix on Jan. 18, with Frank Castle once again trying to turn away from his past, only to quickly strap the bulletproof vest back on. Now a new promo for the show has arrived on Twitter, which concisely sets up the plot of the second season and teases some of the brutal encounters The Punisher will find himself in.

The Punisher’s new season also sees Castle’s former friend Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) transform into the villain Jigsaw, though the character has been reimagined for the show. In the comics, Russo is a handsome gangster whose face is completely disfigured, but in the series, his scars are relatively tame following his brutal showdown with Castle. Instead, his shattered memory is considered the ‘jigsaw’ he needs to figure out while he seeks revenge against the Punisher. Some fans are disappointed by this approach, and Barnes has defended this more psychological take on Jigsaw.

While The Punisher hasn’t technically been cancelled by Netflix yet, many are expecting it will receive the axe very soon. Daredevil and Luke Cage are already gone, while many expect Jessica Jones to end after its upcoming third season. If this really is the final season of The Punisher, hopefully, the show will go out on a strong note.

More: Why The Punisher Will Probably Be Canceled After Season 2

The Punisher season 2 premieres Friday, January 18th on Netflix.

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2019-01-16 01:01:04

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Trailer Teases an Apocalypse

Mob Psycho 100 has received an almost two-minute long teaser trailer hinting at an apocalypse in the upcoming season 2. While the first season of the series introduced the titular character Mob – as well as his psychic powers – the trailer for season 2 fleshes the story out to cataclysmic levels.

Created by ONE, the manga artist behind the smash hit One-Punch Man, and with animation from the Japanese animation company Bones, the first season of Mob Psycho 100 followed the exploits of Mob, a young Japanese boy in 8th grade who seems generally unremarkable – aside from the fact that he possesses awe-inspiring psychic powers. Under the guidance of a fraudulent psychic, Mob learns to control his powers and use them for good, despite the fact that he loses control of his abilities when he hits certain emotional thresholds. Bones has routinely set the bar for animation in the industry with both Fullmetal Alchemist series, the Cowboy Bebop film, Space Dandy, and My Hero Academia all under their direction. Now, the mind-bending visuals in the season 2 trailer alone seem to be pushing animators to new heights.

Related: 15 Things You Never Knew About Fullmetal Alchemist

The trailer for season 2 was announced on the official Mob Psycho 100 website, with some glimpses at new characters that will make appearances throughout the second season revealed in the announcement as well. The trailer introduces a handful of characters who are all presumably a rival to Mob, either socially or in psychic power. The characters include Keiji Mogami, a media figure with genuine psychic powers; Emi a junior high school student gunning to be student council president; Banshomaru Shinra, a weak psychic trying to peddle his skills on the street; Kirin Shodo, who may turn out to be one of the main villains of the season; and Minori Asagiri, a recluse who lives in a mansion whose father may be possessed.

The trailer begins relatively uneventful, showing small glimpses into Mob’s everyday life, and it slowly escalates to include monster-of-the-week style encounters. However, about halfway through the trailer, it takes a turn, depicting Mob losing control and seemingly deciding to wipe out the world. The trailer ends with a city twisted up into the sky, completely inverted, and the visuals, as well as a song by MOB CHOIR called “99.9” – which will be the series’ new intro theme song – is chilling.

Between Mob Psycho 100 and Dororo, the early 2017 anime season looks to be the most hotly anticipated in recent memory. If the trailer really does depict a heel-turn for Mob, the season could present a really interesting new problem for the supporting cast to tackle as the former hero becomes an unexpected antagonist. We saw a bit of that possibility in season 1 when the earnest and caring Mob lost control while fighting Teruki Hanazawa, nearly killing Teruki and all of the surrounding area in the process. If you’re even a tangential fan of anime, you owe it to yourself to check out this series.

More: 25 Crazy Dragon Ball Z Fan Theories (That Were Actually Confirmed)

Mob Psycho 100 season 2 will begin airing on January 7, 2019 on Crunchyroll.

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2018-12-14 06:12:22