Preparations for the 2019 Las Vegas Licensing Expo are underway and we have our first look at some exciting projects on the horizon, including Godzilla vs. Kong (seen above), and Masters of the Universe. Expect this post to be updated as more pieces of promotional art for upcoming projects are revealed.
In the meantime, you can hit the jump to check out the most up-to-date awesome happenings at the Licensing Expo.
Each year, the Tokyo Game Show reveals a fantastic key-art illustration for the expo representing a main theme for the show, and this year’s no different than usual. Artist Ippei Gyoubu was once again in charge of the illustration, with a visual theme of “eSports” that is currently hot in Japan. The slogan for this year’s show is “The curtain rises for a new stage.”
Tokyo Game Show 2018 will take place on September 19th to September 23rd. If you’d like to check out the full illustration, you can hit the jump.
While we can’t honestly expect Marvel to put the D23 Infinity War footage online, as it’s likely to show next weekend at SDCC, as well. Descriptions of the footage have been running rampant, and it seems Marvel is pulling no punches in crafting an awe-inspiring finale to this massive 22-film arc they’ve crafted.
You can hit the jump for a full description of the incredible footage shown for Avengers: Infinity War at D23.
It’s no secret that Disney has been working on getting a live-action Aladdin film off the ground for quite some time, with casting issues being the prime onus on the film. However, it would seem that Disney has worked out the kinks, with a few rumors coming to fruition in this case.
Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) has been cast as the lead role of Aladdin, with Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) taking the role of Jasmine. The Genie is the surprise here, as Will Smith has been cast in the role of wise-cracking magical being. The film is also said to take inspiration from the animated film, as well as 1,001 Arabian Nights, so it should be a fun adventure film.
The Disney live-action panel is garnering a lot of awesome news, with one of the biggest being the above first teaser trailer for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay. The star-studded cast looks fantastic, with newcomer Storm Reid taking the lead role, accompanied by Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and more.
A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9th, 2018.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is one of the craziest times of the year for fans of video games and entertainment. An entire weekend of updates, announcements, shocks, and dreams coming true. This is the time when the industries biggest and brightest show off their best, and reveal their plans not only for the rest of the year, but oftentimes for many years to follow.
The most important bits of this weekend is undoubtedly the keynotes. Starting on Saturday, and running through to Tuesday, the schedule can be seen below. I will be out of town for the weekend, but will do my best to stay updated as much as possible. You can absolutely expect recaps for all of the major keynotes on that Monday, though.
UPDATE: E3 has come and gone, and you can hit the jump for links to coverage of all the major keynotes.
PlayStation has revealed that 85 theaters across North America will be showing free screenings of the 2017 E3 PlayStation Experience. Free tickets for the American and Canada showings can be claimed beginning at 10am PT/12am CT/1pm ET on May 30, 2017 from the official website. The PlayStation Blog has a list of participating theaters. The tradition started in 2015, and has continued successfully since, with participating theaters in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Nintendo has posted their schedule for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, per their usual E3 Page on the Official site. As with the last several years, Nintendo has opted to skip hosting a keynote, in favor of a Nintendo Direct that will air at 9am PT/11am CT/12pm ET on June 13, 2017. Once that is finished, the Nintendo Treehouse will air each day of the show, spotlighting the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, the new Nintendo 2DS XL (most likely), and many of the new games and titles being shown.
Nintendo will also be hosting two tournaments. On June 13, the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational will begin, with squads of players from around the world competing. The next day, the first ARMS Open Invitational will be held. Both tournaments will be available for streaming online.