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4 months agoEddy Writer - The Know, Nomad
Eyes up, Guardians, because Destiny 2 is about to get a whole lot more content soon thanks to the first expansion -- and fortunately, Bungie has now detailed some of what we can expect from the upcoming Curse of Osiris. The developers held a livestream yesterday, giving loads of information about the game, including the fact that we’ll learn more of the mysterious Osiris, and that the story takes place a few months after the events of the main game, with the Vex getting up to no good on Mercury.
There will also be new playable areas on Mercury like the Infinite Forest, which offers new combinations of enemies each time you visit, as well as a new Raid Lair unlocked on the Leviathan, with new activities and a new boss. One nice reveal is that Raid Lairs also offer short form activities to do with 5 friends, which aren’t quite as big of a time investment as proper raids. Plus, Heroic Strikes are back! And of course, you’ll also have access to new gear and a higher light level of 335. Curse of Osiris launches December 5.
4 months agoJarrett_Blumenschein RT Software Engineer
Hi, not sure if anyone is reading this but if so thanks. My name is Jarrett I am a programmer who has worked at Rooster teeth for a couple of years now. I work in the animation department and help keep things running. I am currently working on a tool for the compositing team that will speed up the creation of their movie exports.
4 months agoQholtz VFX Artist Rooster Teeth
Rumor has it that our staff feed got a little update recently. Wanted to come out and say hi to the community. Hopefully everyone had a blast with Extra Life this weekend. It's such a blessing to be part of a company that can raise money towards such a good cause! If y'all have any FX questions, or would like to talk about some soccer hit me up!.
4 months agoericvespe
Justice League is finally here. The production has gone through many ups and downs over the last year and some change, but that's not necessarily an indicator of poor quality. The Wizard of Oz changed directors mid-stream (no less than four directors had a hand in bringing that classic to life believe it or not), Lord of the Rings lost their first Aragorn, Stuart Townsend, after four days of shooting and Robert Zemeckis reshot half of Back to the Future after Eric Stoltz didn't work out in the role of Marty McFly.
Filmmaking is a huge undertaking with thousands of moving parts and constantly shifting situations that have be dealt with every other minute. Every film is a troubled production in one way or another. There's always some drama and hurt feelings and conflicting ideas and interests. That's just how the creative process for this art form works.
The only time that becomes a real problem for a film is when all that behind the scenes conflict shows up in the finished product. And it certainly does with Justice League.
Now, Justice League isn't an awful movie. In fact in tone and character realization it's a giant step in the right direction for the DC Extended Universe. The problem is it's choppy, sloppy and all over the map in its plotting and structure. The worst thing I can say about the movie is it feels premature. The groundwork hasn't been done enough to really set up the threat and as such Steppenwolf and his horde of CG bug men don't feel like a big enough threat to demand that Earth's remaining heroes team up to stop them.
I never felt that this was a task that Wonder Woman couldn't handle on her own, for instance. Batman might have an issue facing Steppenwolf alone and Cyborg and Flash were too new at the game to stare him down, but I think Diana Prince could have had him handled. It would have been a challenge, but when she's flanked by the most powerful dudes on the planet it's like setting the game on easy mode, which isn't all that fun for a thrill-seeking audience.
What you want in a movie like this is the feeling of real stakes. You want to see a challenge for your protagonists to overcome and in the case of these big group movies like Justice League or The Avengers that means the challenge has to be supersized, even if only on a personal level.
I feel Captain America: Civil War was a great recent example of seeing those smaller scale challenges played out. Zemo's not the flashiest villain. He's not a giant CG monster with an army of aliens behind him. He's just a guy out for revenge and in tackling the personal issues between the MCU characters he does something no other villain succeeded at: he split them apart. There's permanent damage done between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers by the end of that movie. They will probably play well together again when it comes time for Infinity War, but nothing will ever be the same.
Steppenwolf cuts a fine silhouette and is shown laying waste to some powerful adversaries pretty early on (being vague to avoid real deal spoilers!), but at the end of the day he's relegated to being a final boss battle instead of a character. He's so one-dimensional. Steppenwolf is a bad guy that wants to destroy Earth because... that's what he does. He's tried it before, but he's really going to do it this time! Why does he want to? Because, that's why.
They got a great actor to play him in Ciaran Hinds (you'll remember him as Mance Rayder on Game of Thrones), but there's just no depth to the character. He's not mysteriously threatening, either. He's just a big CG guy with a fire ax that wants them sweet, sweet motherboxes so he can turn the world red.
The problem is his invasion isn't handled with any flair. In the very first scene we see Batman hunting down the Parademons (Steppenwolf's winged minions). They're already here. There's no sense of “what the hell is going on?!?” from Batman, there's no impending sense of doom or dread. Winged humanoid demons just exists around Gotham now.
The big scene we get to set up just how powerful Steppenwolf is a narrated flashback that is essentially the prologue to Lord of the Rings except with Amazonians, Atlanteans, Gods, men and a few other geeky surprises thrown in. It's so close to LOTR you'll laugh. You have motherboxes that act like the Rings of Power. Seriously, they split them up between races to keep them from being together.
Steppenwolf only gets one really great sequence and that involves a showdown on Themyscira. You see his ability as a warrior there that hinted at him being strong enough to require a super friends team to take him out, but then he spends the rest of the movie hiding. It's seriously his whole game plan.
So, knowing that the villain is kind of Generic Bad Guy, how does the heroic side of the equation measure up? Surprisingly well. There are some problems, especially centered around Ben Affleck's Batman, but on the whole the reason this movie is worth seeing is because of this cast and how they interact with each other.
Since I brought him up, let's talk a little about...
Batman. I may not be a big fan of Batman v Superman, but I thought Affleck's Batman was pretty on point. His big fight scene in that movie (the one that felt like one of the Arkham games come to life) was a highlight and I think he looks great in the suit. I don't know if it's a choice or Affleck is already tired of playing the character, but Bruce Wayne/Batman just feels beat all the time here. The dude looks tired. He's low energy and a little bit of a woe-is-me Eeyore.
I mean, I now Batman is supposed to be moody, but he's also supposed to radiate confidence. The character in this movie is shook by the death of Superman and the role he had to play in that coming to pass. Great! That's what we call depth and we like depth. The problem is there's no journey for him here other than getting a group together. I don't feel like Batman ends this movie in a radically different place from where he began. If you're going to put him through hell there's got to be some kind of catharsis moment for him and we never get that. We see him act a little more selflessly (to the point of almost being suicidal), but he's not the confident Dark Knight that you kind of want him to be.
Superman. This is a tough one to talk about without delving into spoilers, but I will say that I'm very happy that they've seemed to learn their lesson from previous films. I won't say in what form or circumstance he's in this movie, but it's nice to see the character represented as the Big Blue Boy Scout again, not the sad God with the world on his shoulders. Cavill has really relaxed in the role and I'm excited to see what direction we go in with further on-screen Superman appearances.
Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot is the DCEU's single best decision so far and she doesn't let us down in this one. Diana doesn't have has much time to shine as she did in her own movie (naturally), but she radiates goodness and it's a much needed counterbalance to the muscled up testosterone around her. She gets a little moment where she has to grapple with the fact that she has been helping, but only from the shadows and not from a position to inspire others, that is some ripe stuff to play with, but because everything feels so quick and condensed it doesn't really have any time to grow into an interesting character moment. Instead we just get her being badass and kind in equal measures. Not a bad thing to settle for.
Aquaman. I wasn't sold on Jason Mamoa in this role, to be honest, but him playing the character as a lovable, swaggering asshole is pretty great. All the stuff we get to see involving his underwater kingdom is cool, his position within the team is pretty neat and there's a fantastic moment with him being a big dickhead to the group that I'm 99% sure is all Joss Whedon. Aquaman is having fun and so is Mamoa. That goes a long way in a film like this. His character suffers a little bit from WB fast-forwarding the MCU playbook and jumping right into the big team movie, but it's not a big jump for audiences to buy him as part of the team.
Cyborg. Victor Stone is testing his new powers when we first meet him. He's fighting between the robot part of him and the still remaining human side, but it's one of those things that looks great on paper, but in the actual movie it's not explored enough. He's great in that every day he's discovering something new about his abilities, but they don't really have fun with that. There's a great moment where his body reads a friendly character as a threat and auto-defenses kick in against his will, but it's a one-and-done moment. How much more interesting would it have been if he spent the whole movie an indispensable member of the team that could turn on them at any moment? Much more, I think. Ray Fisher does a good job with the character, but I hope they give him a little more to work with in future outings.
Flash. Ezra Miller is great in this part. He's got the right attitude, enthusiasm, nervousness and quirks for the part and immediately fills the role of the team's little brother. His backstory is again breezed by (yuk-yuk-yuk) and makes you wish his standalone movie happened BEFORE the big team up one, but I think you'll be happy with him in the red suit. He has by far my favorite moment in the film, which again I won't spoil, but look out for his “oh shit” face and you'll know you're in the best scene of the movie. You'll know it when you see it.
On the whole, the movie is fractured. You definitely get a too many cooks vibe from it, but the one constant is the chemistry the cast shares. Even in some of the less well-written scenes you dig this cast and roll with some of the clunkers they have to speak. The sense of fun that we've been wanting for a while is back, which is a good thing. Now we just need a singular voice to come in and give this super powered group a real challenge. That's what I want more than anything in future DCEU movies. I want to legitimately wonder how our lead will prevail.
It'll be interesting to see where the DCEU goes from here. It feels like they finally have the right combination of ingredients and the compass needle is finally pointing to true north, but they haven't gotten everything together yet.
DC fans will gobble this up just because they get so much of the character stuff right, superhero fans in general will probably dig it as pure escapist entertainment, but if you're at all worn out by the deluge of comic book movies then Justice League will likely test your patience with its plot conveniences and pockets of character-summary exposition.
4 months agoChelsea RT Community Manager
Happy Holidays Y'all!
The time of giving and thanks is upon us, from now until the merry and jolly days that is the majority of December. During this time of year, we usually take a moment to say, "Thank You!" or "Happy Holidays!" more often. There are smiles, cheers, and all around good laughter and tears.
Those of us here at Rooster Teeth never want that time to be lessened either, so this year we're hosting something simple and FUN.
It's a Holiday Card Exchange!
What is that, you may ask. Well, a Holiday Card Exchange is where you sign up with your address, many other someones else sign up with their addresses and we switch 'em all around and you're assigned someone to send a pretty little holiday card to.
It's low cost and effort, but the effect of someone receiving a handwritten (or DRAWN!) card is immeasurable.
If you feel like being in the holiday spirit sign up today to participate!
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2017.
You'll be sent your match on December 1, 2017. If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you decide to be a Grinch, and any reports come in where you didn't send out a beautiful little card, you will be blacklisted from all future gift exchanges.
4 months agoericvespe
I'm seriously going to have to ask Fox to continue to make Deadpool movies just so we can keep getting these amazing smart-ass teases. The first real teaser trailer for Deadpool 2 is... unlike anything you're used to seeing in the realm of the superhero movie. RT fans are pretty familiar with happy painter Bob Ross, but I doubt you guys expected the first Deadpool 2 trailer to be Bob Rossified.
Well, it is and it's just as awesome as you could possibly imagine. Check it out:
It may be light on actual Deadpool 2 footage, but I'd honestly be happy to keep seeing these kinds of trailers all the way up to release. Can you imagine sitting down in a theater on June 1st next year and not having anything remotely ruined for you? If there's a series that can make that work it's Deadpool. I doubt it'll happen, but a guy can dream, can't he?
The studio is already playing with the traditional way of marketing this kind of movie and not just with the above trailer. Usually when press releases go out, even for zany comedies, they're pretty deadly serious. There's a link to the new available trailer, a release date, plot synopsis and a little text about what the news is. The plot synopsis included for Deadpool 2 is something special. I'll leave you with this slice of fried gold:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade
Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest
bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.
Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor,
Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive
canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of
family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and
earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.
4 months agoLumenati Let's Play
Hello, hello, what’s up, what’s up! This is our third (and maybe last?) partnership update for the year. It’s been a crazy year. Let’s Play Live tour, 3 RTX events, Schooled Season 2, Family Reunion, Lazer Team 2 on the way, top notch D&D shows, Sugar Pine 7 birthed from some cursed womb to achieve highest glory... And nothing else of general consequence outside of our beautiful garden. Wild year.
THE NEXT GEN 3: DEGEN
James Buckley, Honorary Achievement Hunter
I’m really excited to finally announce this partnership. We’ve loved working with James in let’s plays and podcasts, particularly alongside Achievement Hunter. I don’t think there’s another guest that has had to fly so far and fit in so well. So it’s official, James Buckley and his channel “Completed It Mate” are part of the Let’s Play family and he is bestowed the title of Honorary Achievement Hunter.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with James’s work… get a Netflix account! James is a veteran actor from the UK and you can watch him in the classic series (and movies) The Inbetweeners and recent hit White Gold. He’s also the star of a great fantasy-comedy Zapped, which you can watch on the channel Dave. Yes, England is an exotic country where pudding is made of meat and TV channels go by their first name.
We’re looking forward to more good times with James and we hope you are, too.
BedBananas and Tomato Gaming
Bed joined us for our amazing PUBG with Everyone collab. He’s best known for his high concept machinima series and semi-roleplay let’s plays. Tomato is an expert at pushing games to their breaking point to capture some of the funniest multiplayer moments. Like Criken and Bed, he blends the real and surreal with roleplay.
We’re just getting started with these guys and hope to have more announcements coming your way soon.
There you have it! Great way to cruise into the new year. I’m sure I’ll be back here soon enough with more to discuss with you guys.
4 months agoEddy Writer - The Know, Nomad
If you were looking forward to participating in GameStop's PowerPass Program... well, you might have to wait a little bit longer. GameStop has announced that they're putting the program -- which allows gamers to rent unlimited used games for 6 months at a $60 price point -- on hold for the time being. PowerPass was originally supposed to have its soft launch this week, but according to GameStop employees who spoke with Kotaku, the company's systems just weren't equipped to handle all those transactions. A more official response was also sent to Kotaku by a GameStop spokesperson: “We have elected to temporarily pause the roll out of the new PowerPass subscription service, based on a few program limitations we have identified. We feel this is the right thing to do for now to ensure we are able to provide our guests an exceptional service." PowerPass was definitely an interesting strategy from the retailer, especially after the launch of Xbox's GamePass. We'll see how well it does... once it finally gets off the ground.
4 months agoMLaPorte RT's Production Designer
We're beyond excited to finally be able to talk more about Master And Apprentice today. You may have seen some news about it coming out of RTX London. This is the new DIY prop and cosplay-making idea that Adam (Gilby) and I have been trying to spin up for months and, thanks to a really cool deal with Facebook, we now have the resources to make a few videos and see how it goes.
This is part of the same partnership that is giving you guys five insanely new themed Million Dollars, But... videos. We're hard at work right now producing the videos and can't wait to show you what we're crafting.
We'll hopefully have news soon about a premiere date, so keep an eye out for that, and for some more sneak peeks later today! Oh, and for those wondering about the windowing schedule - after Master And Apprentice premieres free-to-watch for everyone on Facebook, it will go free-to-watch on RoosterTeeth.com after seven days, and then to our YouTube channel seven days after that.
To tide you over until then... Look at our mugs below. We're ready to craft some super cool things!
4 months agojack I Like Lego
We are a ways in to Extra Life and I just wanted to get the Raffle goals up! There are two that aren't listed though! Remember, if you donate this precise amount you'll be entered in to a raffle to win one of these amazing prizes! Also, if you donate $1,337 or more, you'll be entered in to every prize drawing!
Millie's Xbox One X is going for -- $50.15 (If you donated $50.16 it will also count!)
Achievement Hunter Autographed Puzzle -- $20.06
4 months agoRTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy
The day has finally come. *Extra Life 2017!!*
A lot of work from a group of very talented people will finally be shown to the World. But the event is so much more than just a production. I can't thank everyone enough for helping fund this cause I have grown to care so much for.
While I want to show and tell you everything, some things are worth waiting for and this is one of them. Here is what I can fill you in for now.
Streaming - YouTube/Site/App/Twitch/Facebook (YouTube Rooster Teeth and TheKnow) Youtube on RT and site will also have a mutlicam feature to switch between main feed and BTS feed (BTS will include PiP of main feed as well so you dont miss anything)
YouTube won't post 24 hour stream and twitch will only keep for a few days after. We are recording a low res version good for the web. We will check file size and where to post. Details most likely after stream event. I hear everyone wanting the recording to watch again - we will do what we can.
Best way to contact is #rtextralife. Working to make YT and Twitch chat accessible to all as well as a quick way to information. If you need to reach Broadcast - we will do our best to read #RTbroadcast
We are working with new software so names and donations will be worked on midstream hoping to find our solution. So do your worst to try and break our system (please play nice
4 months agobgibbles
We’ve seen your messages today and I just need to clarify some wrong information that was put out earlier. The new additional videos of Million Dollars, But… that are coming to Facebook on Monday are definitely not Season 5. These are five special, experimental “Theme Pack” videos that we were only able to produce thanks to this partnership with Facebook. Without this deal, I wouldn’t have been able to pull off some of the crazy shit that you’ll see.
And more good news beyond getting more MDB - we're now able to fast track Season 5, which will be coming to RoosterTeeth.com - for our FIRST members first, as usual - starting in January.
We definitely want to take care of this great community that supports us every day, and also make new fun things when the opportunities present themselves. I know you’re really going to enjoy these new videos, and can’t wait to hear what you think on Monday!
4 months agoRevDrMarquis
It's that time of year to make some happy little accidents. It's the return of the Bob Ross Hour to Extra Life!
We'll start around 10pm CST on Saturday and I've included the colors you need below. Mr. Ross painted with oil on canvas, but feel free to use whatever medium you can get your hands on, including MS Paint, condiments, and human blood.
After we're done, we'll raffle off the paintings done by RT Staff so you can give one to your grandma and say you painted it because you're a bad grandkid.
Also, if you don't have the exact colors listed below, don't sweat it. I don't even know the difference between the colors. Midnight Black? Sounds redundant. Prussian Blue? That's not even a country anymore.
Van Dyke Brown
4 months agoBarbara
IT'S HAPPENING! MORE FASHIONZ!
I'm very excited to introduce the BD Adventure Collection, which just hit the Rooster Teeth Store. This collection has 6 new pieces, including a beanie and 5 shirts (2 of which are unisex cuts).
Every item has a positive word or phrase, because you are awesome and you should know that. Why is it called the Adventure collection? Well, A) it sounded cool and B) because self-discovery is a never-ending adventure, and I felt like this collection reflected that. In addition, each piece is so soft and comfortable and perfect to take on any trip.
I want to thank Tony and Michele, the designers who helped make these ideas a reality, and the entire store team who deals with my jumbled concepts and thoughts each time we work on a new collection. We wouldn't have these A+ Fashionz without 'em! <3
I hope you enjoy!
4 months agoericvespe
My God, is this real life? Not only do we get a brand new Star Wars cinematic trilogy spearheaded by Rian Johnson, but we'll finally be getting the long-promised live action Star Wars TV series.
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed today that they'll be producing a live action Star Wars show for their upcoming Disney Streaming Service, thus ensuring that it's going to be a massive success. Not only will there be original Star Wars content on this service, but also a TV series based on Pixar's Monsters, Inc, Disney Channel's High School Musical and even "an original entry from Marvel," whatever that could mean.
Iger also said he believes the price point for Disney's Streaming Service will be "substantially below" Netflix's $10.99/month, which means it's a no brainer for just about any fanboy or fangirl out there. Original Disney animation, Marvel and Star Wars content AND access to Disney's massive library? Where do I sign?!?
It also helps that Star Wars has been kicking so much ass on TV lately. The Clone Wars went a long way to helping me come to peace with my negative thoughts on the Star Wars prequels and Rebels is just straight up great.
The live action show was an idea George Lucas was pursuing pretty vigorously before he ended up retiring, going so far as to have whole episode scripts written for the first season. My understanding is a lot of that was mined by Dave Filoni for The Clone Wars and Rebels. It's not a new idea for the franchise, but the time is right to actually execute it and do it with a significant budget and level of production value.
What's your ideal Star Wars TV show? I'd love it if the folks behind Rebels and The Clone Wars got to try out live action for a bit and I also wouldn't complain if we finally got some Old Republic action going on. Let's finally see the early days visualized! What do you folks think?
4 months agoEddy Writer - The Know, Nomad
Oh boy, it looks like EA just scooped up another major developer -- Respawn. Word just dropped that Respawn will now be a part of EA's family of studios, to the tune of a whopping $455 million dollars. That shouldn't be too big of a surprise, considering how the studios have worked together on not only Titanfall, but also an upcoming Star Wars game. Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said that's why this acquisition makes perfect sense: “We have worked together a long time from the inception of the studio. [An acquisition] has come up from time to time. The question was, where we are in the industry, how do we take the next step in making bigger, better games. We see the need for bigger resources to make bigger games.”
EA insists that the creativity for Respawn to do what they want will still be there... of course, we'll see how that proves out over time. EA hasn't exactly had a great track record lately when it comes to some of their biggest studios.
4 months agoBrianGaar
The New York Times just published some disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct by comedian Louis C.K. Multiple women were quoted in the story accusing C.K. of masturbating in front of them -- including two comics who said he did it after inviting them to his hotel room.
His publicist, Lewis Kay, told the Times in response: "Louis is not going to answer any questions."
While there have been rumors about C.K.'s conduct in comedy circles for years, the Times piece will no doubt have a huge impact -- especially in the wake of the sex abuse scandal that's still reverberating across Hollywood.
Hours before the C.K. story hit the Times website Thursday afternoon, the premiere of his upcoming film, "I Love You, Daddy," was cancelled, along with an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
4 months agoChelsea RT Community Manager
I don't know what happened.
A rabbit hole appeared.
I jumped down it.
Next thing I know, I'm listening to A7F, feeding my Neopets, and somehow successfully remembering my password to my LIVEJOURNAL account (oh lawd, teenage Chelsea seriously wrote a lot of Jak and Daxter smut... )
Now, excuse me. There is so much more angsty metal teenager music waiting for me on my hard drive and I do have a fairy quest from the dark faerie, Jhudora to take care of.
I'll just leave this behind... (as you can see, I just created a 5th Neopet, because APPARENTLY THAT'S A THING NOW?!)
4 months agoBrianGaar
We've got details about some DLC involving "The Last Jedi" for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II. The content, which EA is calling "The Last Jedi season" will begin releasing on Dec. 5th in the game's multiplayer mode. You'll be able to choose a side -- First Order or New Republic -- and complete faction quests for special rewards. Then we'll get new heroes on Dec. 13th, which will include Captan Phasma and Finn.
Oh and a new single player mission will also release on Dec. 13, where you'll play as Iden Versio "during the days of the First Order's rise to power." There will also be new maps and vehicles that release that day, too.
Battlefront II releases at retail on Nov. 17th for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC -- or you can get the deluxe edition and play a few days earlier, on Nov. 14th.
4 months agoericvespe
Alright, Star Wars fans, this is the news you've been looking for. Word around the entertainment business is that Lucasfilm really loved working with Rian Johnson on Episode 8 and that the feeling was mutual. Now we see that's not just typical pleasantries as the studio has officially announced that Rian Johnson will be creating a brand new Star Wars Trilogy for them, with Johnson for sure writing and directing the first installment and creatively guiding the second and third.
Now, when I say new trilogy I really mean new trilogy. This isn't going to be part of the Skywalker Saga, which means this will be the first of the spin-offs that actually gets to do something new and do it in a familiar Star Wars-y three movie cycle.
The wording of the statement on StarWars.com is incredibly intriguing: "Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored." Holy shit, what could that mean? Because Star Wars lore would include other fiction books, comics and the literal millions of words in making ofs and behind the scenes books. My interpretation of it is that we're going to be completely unchained from following the same story we've been watching for 40 years now and that we're finally FINALLY getting something new.
For me, when Lucasfilm announced Star Wars spinoffs this is what I was hoping for. Brand new characters with new stories told in the swashbuckling, fun Star Wars style. What I got is kind of a Muppet Babies/Landfill lady from Labyrinth approach. Young Han Solo! Maybe Young Obi-Wan or Yoda, too! And don't forget Boba Fett maybe possibly! Oh, and you loved Darth Vader right? Here's some more Darth Vader!
This news signals to me that not only is Kathleen Kennedy and the rest of the Lucasfilm team taken with Johnson's work on The Last Jedi, but they saw originality in the way he approached the material and decided to break their current formula of releasing their Star Wars films.
Giving creative control to someone to construct a brand new trilogy of Star Wars films not necessarily connected to the same core group of characters we already know is a bold move for the company. I love Star Wars with all my heart and have so far been really on board with the new Trilogy, but this is hands down the most excited about anything Star Wars I've been since I was a kid. The galaxy's the limit and with a talent like Rian Johnson piloting the ship I have a feeling we're in for something truly special.
4 months agoericvespe
Halloween's over, Christmas is on the horizon and Thanksgiving is breathing down our necks. You may be preparing to engage with your dysfunctional family, but you're not alone. Even scarred up, taco-loving, fourth-wall-breaking, Bea Arthur fan club president superheroes have to go through that trauma, too.
As evidence here is a Holiday poster for Deadpool 2 unearthed by Collider featuring everybody's favorite Merc With A Mouth serving up turkey to his extended family, including his new BFF Cable, as played by Josh Brolin. You got Colossus, Blind Al, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Domino, Vanessa, Weasel and even a little cameo by Uncle Stan Lee (naturally).
Take a look:
4 months agoJoshuaKazemi ScrewAttack Editor
What a fun list and edit! Here are more random takeaways:
10 - Shell Shocked - Dang, Mario Party is SO Fun. Dang.
9 - Slot Car Derby - Shoulda called it A Slot Car Named Derby.
8 - Tug O'War - I always hated being solo on this one. But I actually liked having to palm the joystick. What a dirty sounding sentence!
7 - Handcar Havoc - Who doesn't love the stress of a mini game coupled with the sweet bliss of good alliteration.
6 - Bobsled Run - This should definitely be spun off into the Cool Runnings sequel right?
5 - Bowser's Big Blast - Honestly I'm more familiar with MP4's version of this, Bowser's Bigger Blast, but what's the difference?
4 - Mushroom Mix-Up/Hexagon Heat - Mushroom Mix-Up sounds like the follow up to Pineapple Express.
3 - Bounce 'N' Trounce - Way to go "Trounce!" You're not a completely useless word.
2 - Snowball Summit - "Snow Ball" was the perfect name for the dance in Stranger Things 2. You get it.
1 - Toadstool Titan - Yeah, it's definitely time to play Mario Party again.
11 - Shock, Drop or Roll - So I get the shock, I get the drop, when do you roll?
4 months agoericvespe
One of the most excitingly different projects on Marvel's slate is next February's Black Panther, directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler and featuring the studio's first majority PoC cast including star Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira.
As is the norm with a giant cast for a big franchise film it's now time to get a slew of character posters showing off each character. All the posters are sharp (har-har-har) and seemingly have a lot of focus on hands. Black Panther looks to be checking out his nails, Andy Serkis is showing off his fake hand, Forest Whitaker's got some prayer hands going on and all but Angela Bassett got some cool handheld weapons on display.
Check 'em out: