Holy crap, this movie comes out in ONLY TWO MORE MONTHS?!?! AND Logan comes out THIS FRIDAY?!? AND Power Rangers in THREE WEEKS?!? AND Ghost in the Shell THE WEEK AFTER?!? Jeezus! Anyway, last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chris Pratt stopped by to introduce a tease trailer — for the actual, full-length second trailer — for the upcoming theatrical addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and sequel to the surprise summer hit of 2014), Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. Once again, the universe needs saving and there’s no one more suited to the job than Marvel’s ragtag group of misfits.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn, hits theaters on May 5.
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the Marvel Universe hero and King of Wakanda, Black Panther.
1) “Who Is Black Panther”, Black Panther , issue #1 – #6 (https://goo.gl/qmdzxo)
2) iO9: “Everything You Need To Know About Black Panther Before Marvel’s Civil War” (https://goo.gl/uzcrwI)
3) Marvel Knights: Black Panther Animated Series (DVD: http://amzn.to/2fMOU2p; Amazon Prime Video: http://amzn.to/2fyQdND) Continue reading Black Panther – Geek Me Five #18
Hugh Jackman is reprising his role as Wolverine for the film, Logan, directed by James Mangold, however unlike previous Wolverine appearances, Jackman won’t be buffed up and ready to fight. This film is based on an eight-issue arc that ran in the main Wolverine series created by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven between 2008 and 2009 called Old Man Logan, featuring a version of a nomadic, older, less ferocious version of Wolverine, who’s suffering from chronic back pain and diminishing healing abilities.
Logan hits theaters on March 3rd, 2017.
As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw licensed films release in time for their silver-screen counterpart, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It began development in 2002 as a third-person action game for PlayStation 2, but after Marvel saw (and liked) the first prototype, they stepped in to oversee the project and have final say in all decisions (since they owned the rights to the character, so of course). When the game’s publisher, Encore, saw potential sales success with the movie, development expanded to PC and Xbox, and the game turned into an open-world action game set for release in early 2003, alongside the film. After that, boy OH BOY did the drama begin…
Continue reading Check Out the Cancelled (and Near-Finished) ‘Daredevil’ Game from 2002
Doctor Strange, staring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and directed by Scott Derrickson, enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe on November 4th.
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five things you should know about Deadpool before his new feature film “Deadpool” is released next Friday, February 12th, 2016. Continue reading Deadpool – Geek Me Five #1
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters May 27th, 2016.
Here’s the thing: I may NEVER tire of the “RKO Outta Nowhere” phenomenon, whether it’s in the squared-circle, out of the squared-circle, or crudely inserted in funny internet videos. Thankfully, the folks at Vigeo provided me more entertainment by offering up some comedy starring Randy Orton and some unexpected enemies, such as The Avengers, The Rock, Iron Man, Shia Labeouf, and more. After watching The Viper take down a long list of fictional foes — Superman included — with his RKO, I can’t get enough of it!
Between this week’s and last week’s gaming-related posts, I’ve not come back down from my Avengers: Age of Ultron high, yet…
Why, back in my day, video game companies made superhero games for consoles ALL THE TIME; ESPECIALLY when there was a superhero movie coming out in theaters. It happened ALL THE TIME, SERIOUSLY! Well, back in that time, an EA Chicago studio was working on a fighting game featuring a slew of characters from Marvel’s House of Ideas, but it got cancelled. The video above provides a good look at what direction the game was going – despite the rough imagery – and is provided courtesy of PtoP Online, a YouTube channel specializing in digging up old video game prototypes while discussing and showing them to the world. The video does a great job at giving a sense of the size and scope that EA Chicago was looking to implement and still looked pretty promising.
While the earlier years of the NES may never have had the power to produce a game like this, I like to hold imagine that the classic system could have in its twilight years… Anyway, here’s CineFix’s take on a game based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which looks great as a late NES, early SNES game, something from the early 90s. The clip below follows the events of the second movie, ending with that insane battle on top of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Carrier. You’ll also notice the recolored NES Mega Man sprites and how cool they look, even though a Mega Man game with sprites like this would have been pretty cool too…