Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bryan Singer Officially Set for X-Men: Days of Future Past

I know this news technically came out yesterday, but I thought it’d still be worth me blogging about. And after having information on The Wolverine we get some interesting news about X-Men: Days of Future Past from superherohype:

“As was rumored to be the case last week, SuperHeroHype has now confirmed that X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer is officially locked in to helm X-Men: Days of Future Past following the departure of X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn.

Scheduled for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past boasts a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s comic book storyline that ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981. “Days of Future Past” introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.

Singer produced First Class alongside Vaughn and Vaughn will remain aboard the new film as producer himself.

In addition to directing the recently-aired “Mockingbird Lane” Halloween special, Singer directed the upcoming Jack the Giant Slayer, set for release on March 1, 2013.”

Now while this isn’t too surprising, I can’t say I’m not happy about it. We finally have a new X-Men film back the hands of a very capable director. While I don’t care much for X-Men, X-Men 2 was frigging awesome and is one of my favourite films so the fact that Singer is coming back to the X-Men films doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Obviously times have changed since he made his last X-Men film and the standards for comic book films are much higher and after the success of X-Men: First Class year, Singer has a lot to live up to in my opinion. Obviously I would have liked for Matthew Vaughn to return as director, but since he’s in the producer seat now I don’t feel that gutted about him not being in the directing chair. I just hope that Singer delivers on the directing front.

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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Films, Media


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Star Wars: Episode VII For 2015! What The Heck!?!

Now I know people on the internet likes to joke about things and we all like to have a good laugh about impossible things happening in the real world… However it’s not funny when those jokes turn into real life! I was looking around on Empire Online and I saw the scariest words as the headline, “Star Wars: Episode VII For 2015” I was like “No fucking way!” But it seems like this is actually going ahead, this is real, this is frigging reality! Take a look at the original article from Empire Magazines online website below:

“Today we felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in disbelief… And were silenced by hard truth. Yes, Walt Disney has gone on another acquisition mission, buying up Lucasfilm for the handsome sum of kee oto* But the even bigger news to come out of the announcement? The companies are planning a new entry in the Star Wars franchise for 2015.

The jokes, of course, came almost as fast as the questions of whether it was actually true. But it is, and George Lucas himself was part of the announcement.

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, in a statement. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.

“I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

While the move remains somewhat shocking, it’s not entirely surprising, especially since Disney bought Marvel and Lucas announced he was stepping back from filmmaking to shepherd other projects.

But the new film is only part one of the strategy. Snuck into word that Kennedy will slide into the president’s job at Lucasfilm, comes this little nugget: “Star Wars Episode VII  is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.” And in a follow-up investor’s call about the move, it was announced that the seventh film would be the first in a new trilogy, with releases aimed at roughly every two to three years. The treatment for the first of the three is already in hand.

Nothing is known about the new movies yet, but of course we’ll keep you advised. Also, anyone else think this might finally mean the long-planned, already-written live-action Star Wars TV show might finally go ahead? Even if that’s still too ambitious, expect a wealth of telly, toy and theme park releases.”

All I can say damn you Disney! Such a money-hungry company. First you take Marvel, now Lucasfilm. Will you never be satisfied? I think most fans of the Star Wars film series were done with the films after the prequel trilogy came out and thought that making additional films would be a ridiculous idea. I mean while there is a wealth of source material to work with from the novels and comic books, I still don’t think new Star Wars films would be the right way to go. Now I am one of the few people who like part of the prequel films, while Phantom Menace wasn’t the best way to start the Star Wars saga, it did have great spectacle, an awesome soundtrack and some the bes lightsaber fights ever! Whereas no one really cares about Attack of the Clones, however I did really like Revenge of the Sith, I thought that was pretty darn cool, the visuals and soundtrack was amazing and the story was much better because of its connection to the original films. However everyone knows that the prequel films don’t hold a candle to the orignal films and if any studio would try to make new Star Wars films I feel like they would continue to tarnish the magic of the original source material. That’s why I believe any more films would be disaster waiting to happen.

I just have to ask who thought this was a good idea? What was George Lucas thinking? Why do Disney continue to consume all of these smaller companies in order to make more money? Has the world finally just given up on logic and decided to throw us a number crazy scenarios just to see how we’ll react? All I know is this is weird and wrong and really hope all of this new Star Wars stuff doesn’t come to pass.

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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Films, Media


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Captain America 2 News Part 3: The Production Title Revealed

Howdy ladies and gents and welcome back to my three-part blog post on the latest new on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now this is the final article I have from superherohype and while this is just a little tidbit of information, it is no less important:

“Principal photography begins on the Captain America sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier this March and the production title for the film has been revealed by Feature Film Casting (via Unleash the Fanboy). Like all the other Marvel Studios films, Captain America: The Winter Soldierwill have an alias when on location and it’s “Freezerburn.” So if you happen to be in Cleveland, Ohio next spring be on the lookout for “Freezerburn.”

The film is slated to star Chris Evans, reprising his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, and franchise newcomers Anthony Mackie in the role of the Falcon and Frank Grillo as Crossbones. Reprising their roles from Marvel’s The Avengers are Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. Also confirmed to be returning, as was long rumored, is Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.”

Well at least we finally have an idea of when this film will start moving in terms of production. I have wondered for a while now when production on Cap 2 would start, I’m glad at least it’s not too far away to wait now. I look forward to the set pictures! 😀 Well that’s my series of blogs based on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, thanks for reading and thanks as always to superherohype for the info! 🙂

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Films, Media


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Captain America 2 News Part 2: Familiar Marvel Faces Returning

Howdy ladies and gents and welcome back to my three-part blog post on the latest new on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now this article from superherohype is pretty cool and to be honest has gotten me even more hyped the Captain America sequel:

“On the heels of word earlier today that Frank Grillo has joined the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes confirmation, via Variety, that a few familiar S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will be appearing as well. Reprising their roles from Marvel’s The Avengers are Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. Also confirmed to be returning, as was long rumored, is Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.

The film is slated to star Chris Evans, reprising his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, and franchise newcomer Anthony Mackie in the role of the Falcon.”

While a lot of fans had counted on this happening many months ago I’m still glad to see that the presence of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t disappeared in the Phase 2 Marvel films. I guess it’s only logical that they would stay around Cap because he is the man out of time and really does need time adapt to the present-day world. I assume that S.H.I.E.L.D. will help him in that regard. Also I am not surprised that Sebastian Stan would return as Bucky Barnes, it would be foolish for him not to come back and would only add to the already confusing shifts Marvel actor switches. Plus Stan would have to be in this next film to play the important Winter Soldier character. In any case the Marvel Phase 2 film are shaping up pretty well and Cap 2 is definitely grabbing my interest with every new news story released.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Films, Media


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Captain America 2 News Part 1: Frank Grillo Joining The Film

Howdy ladies and gents and welcome to another film news related blog and also welcome to my 200th published blog post! (man I blog a lot lol) Anyways there has been a lot of news released recently regarding Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so I’ve decided to do a three-part blog post on it. Now let’s start about with this first article from superherohype:

“Rumored last week, Variety has now confirmed that Frank Grillo, who appeared earlier this year in The Grey, will play Brock Rumlow, better known as Crossbones, in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Although the tweets have since been deleted, Grillo himself launched the rumors last Monday when he mentioned a visit to Los Angeles and a meeting with Marvel along with the hashtag “#captainamerica.”

First introduced in the comics in the late 1980’s, Crossbones is better known today for his major role in Ed Brubaker’s modern arc on “Captain America.” A highly trained mercenary working for the Red Skull, Crossbones played a major role in the assassination of Steve Rogers following Marvel’s “Civil War.”

Set to be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will star Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie and is planned to hit theaters on April 4, 2014.

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Now I never got to see The Grey in the cinema, plus I haven’t seen any films Grillo’s starred in (besides Minority Report but I don’t remember his role being big in that film). So I don’t really know who this guy is or know how good he is as an actor. As for the villain Crossbones, while I have read comics containing his presence, that was a long time ago. So right now he’s also unfamiliar territory for me, though from what I’ve read on Wikipedia he sounds like a badass. If Marvel Studios utilize the comic book source material of recent years then we could have a really badass and dramatic Marvel film on our hands.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Films, Media


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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Begins Production!

While I have been loosely following the progress Sin City 2, the fact that the film is finally moving into the production phase and luckily superherohype is providing info in the following article:

“THR is reporting that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For officially began shooting today in Austin, Texas. The sequel has been in development for a long time and is now finally on track for its 2013 release date.

We’ve also learned of the addition of two more cast members to the film. First up, we will officially see the return of Jaime King, who portrayed Goldie and Wendy in the first film and reprises her role as Wendy in the sequel. Jamie Chung will also be stepping into the shoes worn by Devon Aoki in the first film for the role of deadly little Miho. THR also points out that many roles in the film still remain unfilled at this time, so we should expect more details on those very soon.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel, with a screenplay by Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed). Robert Rodriguez and Miller are directing the October 4, 2013 release.

(Photo Credit: Dan Jackman/Stefan Jeremiah/”

Besides the fact the film is finally in production which makes me breathe a sign of relief, I am also glad to see Jaime King returning as Goldie and Wendy as I remember her being very good in the film (and also being pretty hot too). However why Jaime Chung is in this film I will never know. While admittedly she did look pretty hot in Sucker Punch, that still doesn’t excuse her from being a part of Dragon Ball: Evolution, that disgusting piece shit live action adaptation of one of my favourite anime/manga series’ ever. She destroyed the character of Chi Chi and I shall never let that go. I still can’t believe this film is set to come out in 2013, it’s just a lot sooner than I’d expected, oh well it just means next year is getting even more interesting for films. Anyways I can’t wait to see more info in this film as it comes.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Films, Media


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The Wolverine Reveals a Teaser Poster

Well any info on The Wolverine is info I’m interested in and superherohype are once again here to provide. Check it out below:

“Following the films’ live Q&A this afternoon, 20th Century Fox has revealed the first official teaser poster for James Mangold’s The Wolverine, coming to theaters July 26, 2013. Check it out below and watch a recording of the Q&A in the player at the bottom of the page.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee, the film has now been revealed to, contrary to early reports, take place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand. Based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.”

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Now that is badass. I swear the people who make posters for films are literally getting better and better. This art is soooo nice, it has that nice watercolour effect about it and it also looks a little washed out which is really awesome too. I am very interested and to some degree hyped for this film, but after the last Wolverine film I am being very cautious and keeping my inner fanboy looked away lol. But the live Q&A with James Mangold and Hugh Jackman did sound promising. If you haven’t seen it yet it’s worth a look:

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Films, Media


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Zack Snyder Won’t Talk About Man of Steel Sequel

Okay here we go, thank you to superherohype for providing me with some comic book information to blog about. Today it’s on the future of the next Superman film, Man of Steel and I think that the article that follows is pretty interesting:

“It’s no secret that everyone involved in the production of next summer’s Man of Steel is not saying much about the movie. We’ve gotten a handful of quotes about the movie, but nothing that goes into extensive detail. Another thing we don’t know is whether star Henry Cavill will be portraying the character in the proposed Justice League film, but are there already plans for a Man of Steelsequel?

In an interview with E!, director Zack Snyder danced around the question: “We like to take it one step at a time and not curse anything. It’s that kind of thing so we’ll see what happens.”

Time will tell, but with a tentpole film like this, there’s no doubt that WB is mulling over its future prospects.

Henry Cavill plays Superman in the June 14, 2013 release. Amy Adams stars as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.”

I think that it’s good that Snyder is keeping quiet on the progress of Man of Steel and not revealing any addition information about it. Too many people in the film industry give away too much information about their plans for sequels and it ruins the surprise, and while I would like to see some more media coverage on Man of Steel, ‘m sure when the time comes there will be tons of info heading our way.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Films, Media


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Animal Crossing New Leaf DLC Will Be Free, Charging For It Would Be “Unwholesome”

Now this is good news, free DLC isn’t something you get that often in gaming these days. For a while I was wondering if Animal Crossing: New Leaf would have you paying for the DLC or not, at least I know what the deal is now, the end result has the would “free” in it. And that works for me. 😀

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has reiterated that all the downloadable content for Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the Nintendo 3DS will be absolutely free. Iwata said that charging consumers for the downloadable content found throughout the game would be unwholesome.

“That sort of element [paid DLC] is absolutely not being added,” before stating that such monetisation would have an impact on gameplay, even going as far as to call it calling it “unwholesome.”

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Media, Video Games


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Favourite Songs #4: Goldie – Inner City Life

Howdy people of the interweb, and welcome to the fourth edition of my blog series dedicated to some of my favourite songs ever in life. And today’s song is just pure nostalgia for me from the 90s, just good, good stuff yo. The song is “Inner City Life” by Goldie.


This is a song that I’ve known about for as long as I can remember. I was introduced to this song via my mother. She was really into 90s jungle and drum and bass music. The funny thing about “Inner City Life” is that it’s like a radio edit of the full song from Goldie’s Timeless album entitled “Timeless: Inner City Life/Pressure/Jah” (this original version goes on for around 20 minutes!) I remember hearing my mum play this song and seeing it on TV and hearing it on the radio. This was the sound of the 90s for me, just this old school drum and bass sound. I remember days I would dance around my house when my mum would play this tune or there were the days when we would drive up to London and be listening to this in the car on the way up. I just to love it when my mum played this song along with the rest of the Timeless album, it made my life! I swear this song was embedded in my memories for years! And then my mum stopped playing the song and slowly life moved on and I forgot about it.

I don’t think it was until my later years in school when I was 16 or maybe 17 when I was in college when I found this song again. Reacquainting myself with “Inner City Life” reminded me of how much I loved that old drum and bass sound and again reminded me of my younger, carefree days as a kid in the 90s. Since my college days when I became a radio DJ I made it my mission to make sure that this song got some good levels of exposure, especially with the direction drum and bass has been heading in. It sounds like it has been progressively worse and being used in horrible ways and doesn’t have that magnetic sounds like it did back in the 90s. So that’s why revisiting Goldie’s work makes me feel at peace. Last year I was finally able to get Goldie’s Timeless album from my mother when I went back home during my break from uni and that 90s sounds brought all the childhood memories back.

The Timeless album is badass!

So to conclude I don’t think I have to hide how much I love “Inner City Life” by Goldie. It’s a legendary tune from the 90s and just all-round good sound yo. I really think you should have a listen and if you have the chance hunt down Goldie’s Timeless album, it really was a big deal back in 1995 because its sound was so ahead of the game and mixed in so many different flavours into the drum and bass pot. I approve and recommend this song very highly!

Thanks for reading. 😀

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Posted by on October 28, 2012 in Media, Music, Reviews


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