Earlier this year, it was revealed that an epic adaptation of the Dark Knight from creators Junpei Mizusaki, Takashi Okazashi, and Kazuki Nakashima, titled Batman Ninja. Now, its first trailer has hit and it looks like we won’t be disappointed.
The incredibly original animation includes Feudal Japan inspired Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, The Joker, Poison Ivy, Gorilla Grodd, and more. Warner Bros. is set to release the film next year and will include both the subtitled original Japanese version and an English dubbed version when it lands on Blu-ray.
For those, such as myself, that take their levels of Holiday Cheer to new heights, and also enjoy running their own campsite in Animal Crossing, you may now rejoice. Nintendo has kicked off the Holiday Event in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, allowing players to collect Candy Canes as crafting materials to craft items full of holiday spirit.
The items include Christmas-themed couches, trees, accessories, and clothing. The event is running now, and ends at 12:59am on December 26th, on iOS and Android.
In stores in North America as early as December 11th, Kellogg’s Super Mario Cereal is a mixed berry cereal with Mario-themed marshmallows. It’s also been a cereal that’s been rumored for a little over a week. Which is weird. But it’s not the cereal that’s been a rumor, it’s been the box, which also works with the Nintendo Switch as an Amiibo.
Using the Amiibo function of the cereal box will net you a good chunk of gold coins, and hearts in Super Mario Odyssey.
After being unable to hit up comic books last week due to a combination of getting married, and the crazy holiday schedules, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming, and it was a small week! A super small week, in fact. Marvel had no books, and all of DC’s large-scale events, such as Metal and Doomsday Clock were both on hiatus, so not much happened this week.
Moments like the touching one when even John Stewart was enthralled with the joy of a child taking flight are the mark of a fantastic writer. In that moment, it re-humanized John, and even managed to make the two rogue Guardians sympathetic to the reader. Now, the return of the Controllers throw a wrench into a lot of things. I’m hoping that we can stay on course with the incredible writing that Hal Jordan has been given the last several months, and that this arc doesn’t undo the fantastic arcs that all the Lanterns have gone through.
That was a hell of an annual, and an incredible way to solidify the ever-present romance that’s been at the forefront of the main line Batman book for months. Seeing the relationship between Bruce and Selina blossom so beautifully, and end in a way that Bruce would never have thought to see come to fruition was tragic, and beautiful, both at the same time.
This was one hell of a sullen and mysterious tale. The twist of Batman being a fictional character, but made real by the boys mind was done in a great way, but leaves a lot of questions. Not to mention, the mysteries about why “Alfred” would never be allowed to keep his nephew, or never agrees to see him at his home are also built up well. I’m actually excited to read the next issue of this alt-Batman.
What a crazy last couple of weeks! The guys are back from a crazy hiatus of weddings and fun stuff, but basically no news at all. So they’re just bullshitting around, covering the latest cool shit pop culture has to offer!
Action Man! Harley Quinn! The formation of the Analeague! Hi, I’m Ed Harris. Analog is back! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Disney has found their live-action Mulan, and cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu. This is wonderful news, as it ensures that Disney is making the film as faithful to its source material as possible, so my hopes are already much higher for this adaptation.
Niko Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) is directing the film with a script from Jurassic World and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Despite the generally negative reception to Justice League, Warner Bros. is committed to revamping the DC Extended Universe to please fans, and build a solid cinematic universe. The first part of this plan truly began in the end credits of Justice League when Deathstroke (Joe Maganiello) met with Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and was proposed the group should begin to “form [their] own league.”
It was an exciting moment in an otherwise “OK” film. Now, rumor has it that the Legion of Doom is set to begin forming across the slate of DC Films for the future, beginning with Aquaman, and culminating with the group being the villains of Justice League 2. That’s an exciting prospect, and hopefully Warner Bros. gives this story time to truly fill out, and allow the villains to stay one step ahead of the heroes, and do right by them.
The cast of Marvel Entertainment’s much-anticipated Captain Marvel is slowly taking shape, and the studio is pulling no punches on big names for the film. Variety is reporting that Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) has been cast as Kree hero, Mar-Vell, the alien responsible for giving Carol Danvers her powers.
This casting is terrific, but rumor has it that Keanu Reeves was offered the role, but turned it down. Perhaps it’s for the best.
Marvel Entertainment has followed up this crazy week of Avengers: Infinity War coverage with the first official trailer for one of the most anticipated films in cinematic history. Infinity War brings together our heroes from across the galaxy, with many of them interacting for the first time to combat the intergalactic threat of universal destruction at the hands of Thanos.
It’s an epic trailer that just barely seems to touch on anything in the film. It even holds back on Marvel’s usual depth of key scenes to draw the viewer in, knowing full well that everyone on the planet plans to see it in theaters.
Fans of hit anime, My Hero Academia won’t have to wait much longer for the new season, as we finally have an air-date for the third season. The TV anime adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s shōnen superhero manga will return to Japanese Television beginning in April 2018. My Hero Academia will broadcast according to the following schedule:
Nippon TV: every Saturday during the 17:30 time slot (5:30 PM JST) beginning in April 2018.
Yomiuri TV: every Saturday during the 17:30 time slot (5:30 PM JST) beginning in April 2018.
In a pretty surprising, but wonderful twist, Bandai Namco has announced that Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy is now available worldwide on iOS and Android mobile devices.
In Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy, players form a team of five Saints, with over 100 characters immediately available. They then go through various storylines inspired by the series. There are single and multiplayer modes, with the competitive mode letting you venture into an arena to try and win various themed battles with stipulations across different modes.
If I didn’t know any better, I would say that most studios have shut their cool news down for the week, as Avengers: Infinity War has taken over the internet with its massive endless stream of coverage, trailers, images, and more. Now, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has debuted a new teaser poster for the upcoming film.
You can hit the jump to check out the beautiful, cosmic-inspired poster in its full glory.
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Marvel Entertainment dropped a massive bombshell to continue the week of coverage and excitement for Avengers: Infinity War with the announcement that the first trailer for the film will be debuting tomorrow.
The announcement alongside a goosebump-inducing video featuring key scenes and trailer reactions throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this is any indication, then the MCU is going to be pretty emotional for many fans the next two years.
Vanity Fair has debuted the exclusive covers for its upcoming Holiday issue, that give us our first official look at characters from Avengers: Infinity War. Captain America is still sporting his Civil War costume, and Thor is sans eye patch, but a look at all is still a look.
The covers feature a total of 17 different characters: Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Vision (Paul Bettany), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly); and finally Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
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If you stayed after the credits for Justice League, you were treated to one of the best comic book movie teases in recent memory, with Joe Manganiello debuting his interpretation of mercenary Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke. It was the culmination of a fan campaign to keep the actor on board for the role, which eventually resulted in the announcement of his own solo movie.
The costume looks incredible, and while I would have personally just kept all of Joe Manganiello’s own personal facial hair, he’s one of the who can make that white goatee work. Hit the jump for a full look at the epic photo.
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