Holy crap! There’s an episode 2 of this? That’s right, folks! Nick and Vince catch up on the past 8 months and talk Witcher 3, Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3, Daredevil Season 2, as well as a cavalcade of comedic tangents to keep you entertained!
Welcome to the latest edition of Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more.
A new trailer is out for Captain America: Civil War and it features our first look at Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man. It’s a very brief glimpse, but I really like what I see so far. Spider-Man is my favourite superhero, and I can’t wait to see this new Marvel Studios version of the character hang out on the big screen with the rest of the Avengers. The movie comes out on May 6, and I’ll be doing everything in my power to be there for the first showing.
Welcome to the latest edition of Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we’re talking about Marvel’s Iron Fist, Microsoft’s Hololens, and Disney’s Big Hero 6.
Marvel’s upcoming Netflix show Iron Fist has found its leading man in Finn Jones, who you might recognize as Ser Loras Tyrell from HBO’s Game of Thrones. The casting for this role has been the subject of much speculation and debate. While the character of Danny Rand has always been portrayed as white, a number of people were hoping that an Asian man would be chosen to play him for a variety of reasons (there are plenty of articles online about this topic if you want to know more). For my part, I think it could work either way depending on how the issue of race is handled in the story. Marvel Studios’ casting has been excellent so far, so I’m certainly willing to see how it turns out before passing judgement.
Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we have the latest on Assassin’s Creed, Daredevil, and Deadpool.
Ubisoft recently announced that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed released this year, and that the next instalment of the franchise will come in 2017. You may be wondering why this is news, since it’s essentially an announcement that something isn’t happening. However, this will be the first year that an Assassin’s Creed game hasn’t come out since the release of Assassin’s Creed 2 in 2009. I have personally been burnt out on the series for a while, having loved AC2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood but getting diminishing returns from then on. I still haven’t gotten around to finishing 2013’s game, and I’m not particularly eager to get to the ones from 2014 or 2015.
I think the series could really benefit from a longer development cycle and more time between releases, and it looks like Ubisoft agrees. Gamespot has some quotes on the matter from Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO. He said, “The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis. We saw it was time to give it lots of time so [developers] could really work on the property and all the mechanics to make sure we could take [the series] to another level.” I want to be excited about these games again, so I’ll be hoping that this new strategy works well for them.
Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we have a special edition of GWN, featuring some of the trailers for comic book movies that played during the Super Bowl this past Sunday night.
First up, we have Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, coming to theatres on May 6, 2016.
My anticipation for this movie already couldn’t be any higher, and this trailer is keeping the hype train going at full speed. We get a very clear look at who’s on each side of the battle, though it remains to be seen how stable those allegiances are. I can’t wait to see it all play out on the big screen.
Welcome to the first ever edition of the Geekly World News, the Rogues’ Gallery’s news round up!
First up, we have the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane,the surprise sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield.
The trailer features John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher, Jr., and notably does not feature the found footage style of the first film. The film is directed by up-and-comer Dan Trachtenberg, and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what he can do with a feature length film since he released the short film Portal: No Escape in 2011. Now I’ll finally have my answer on March 11th of this year when the film is due to be released.
Our intrepid trio from the Hoard are back, this week talking about Grant Morrison taking over at Heavy Metal among other tidbits of geek news, and introducing their first regular segment where Sandy, Seth, and Amy recommend some of their favorites to those in the audience looking to dive in. Enjoy!
I once again find myself late to the watercooler party in finally getting around to watching the sequel to Marvel’s Avengers. When the Whedon directed Age of Ultron made its debut some four months ago, it created no small amount of controversy among the impassioned internet masses. Despite making more money than God, AoU had a decidedly more mixed reception from fans for reasons ranging from odd character choices to continuity errors and straight up plot holes. Having waited until the proverbial shitstorm died down to take a look myself, I’m rather glad I did. I can definitely empathize with some of the issues my fellow nerds had with the movie, but on the whole, I still liked it quite a bit: enough, in fact, to consider it on par with the original.
The preceding statement is by no means a declaration of worship towards the movie, though. I consider AoU as good of a summer superhero blockbuster as the first; enjoyable through its fantastic action scenes, interspersed with Whedon’s as-always entertaining dialogue to add humanity to even the least human characters while we wait for them to begin smashing stuff again. That being said, the characterization is uneven in its quality, and at times perplexing as to why the director decided to take a particular direction. I’m getting ahead of myself, though. Let’s get some background and take a look at some of AoU’s strengths while I set up the ol’ cinematic dissection table.Continue reading →
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