Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Official Pic Leaked

     Lately I've been playing a LOT of Disney Infinity on the PS4, getting it loaded on my Android phone and obsessing over all the possibilities of what's to come.  I've seen over the last few months tons of rumors, art, and leaked information such as the Mulan character- but what has me the most captivated is the Star Wars rumors.  Obviously, as Star Wars is in a resurgence of popularity, Disney would most certainly like to capitalize on that with the Infinity game.  It would work just as well as the Marvel heavy 2.0 series so it makes sense both financially, and for sheer entertainment value.

     Now a German retailer has leaked not just a picture of the box set, but a rough date and price as well.  This particular set is the 3.0 starter playset with Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series.  It should be of note that there are numerous other characters shown on the box, that will presumably become playable toys to purchase separately.  The retailer's website listed the release date as August 15 and price range as $67-79 with the set being released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U.

     I recall hearing about the Star Wars hints late last year, and am extremely excited for this.  Not to mention the fact I've seen videos of Star Wars lightsabers and landspeeders popping up in the Infinity Toy Boxes already...
     Now we play the waiting game until Disney Interactive publishes an official announcement.

     One last thing, the official Disney Infinity Twitter account tweeted this gem in German, which translates into Yoda's highly recognizable speech pattern- "Patience you must have."  A sly and clever response to the leak!


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Brian Tee is the New Shredder

     After hearing the recent TMNT2 news about Tyler Perry being cast as Baxter Stockman my hopes were a bit down.  Especially since it followed on the heels of the announcement that Arrow's Stephen Amell was going to be playing fan-favorite Casey Jones.  Something about Perry just doesn't fit the role, he seems to be perpetually miscast except in his own Madea films.  He just hasn't shown himself to be a good actor.  Whereas Amell is alright, nothing special, but good enough to be a plausible cast.

     Granted, as most of my thoughts are, I'll really wait to see them in action before being too judgemental, who knows- maybe Perry will knock it out of the park with this role.  I just always pictured someone like Deon Cole from Black-ish.  He has the both the look of someone that exudes intelligence, and also has a wonderful sense of comedic timing.

     Now, we get news that the Shredder himself has been recast, and it sounds awesome to me.  Brian Tee has gotten the role.  He's been in The Wolverine, a couple episodes of Grimm, and he was also in the decent, but very short-lived series Mortal Kombat: Legacy as Liu Kang.  From what little I've seen of him, he's already a much better actor than both Tyler Perry and Megan Fox combined.  This is the news that is keeping me following the film with higher hopes than the last one.

     Brian Tee is taking over the role from Tohoru Masamune who played him in the first new installment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.  I just hope Platinum Dunes producers like Michael Bay don't try and pull a TMNT 2: The Secret of the Ooze.  That was one horrendous movie and effectively crushed the hopes of any good TMNT films in its near future.

     In other good TMNT 2 related news Earth to Echo director David Green is on board, with script writers Josh Appelbaum and AndrĂ© Nemec returning.  Earth to Echo was very well directed, and although it was a very predictable movie, it was still quite well done.  I'm still not sold on the script writers, but I'll still give them another chance.

     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set to arrive in theaters June 3rd, 2016.

     Source [ Variety ]

X-Men: Apocalypse: First Pic of Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler

     We finally get a good look at Bryan Singer's new young version of Nightrawler for X-Men: Apocalypse, and I'm fairly happy with it.  The only thing I don't like is the stupid hair in a style that looks too modern to fit in the 1980's era this film is allegedly taking place in.

Batman: Arkham Knight: All Who Follow You Trailer And Thoughts

     The newest trailer for the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight has a lot of little interesting things to make it better than the average trailer.

      The first thing I noticed is the transformation from Batwing to Batmobile at the 1:00 mark.  A very intriguing development, does this mean we'll get to fly the Batwng as well?  Then I saw what looked to be a lot of Riddler bots, the return of Azrael wearing the same colors as the Arkham Knight and the military men, and the most notable addition- the secondary characters working with Batman in a dual play mode.  So far Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, and Azrael have all been confirmed to be in the game here and the cast is expanding greatly.  I just hope they find a way to squeeze in Mr. Freeze again in a small, but meaningful cameo.
     As for the "Dual Play" stuff, I really can't tell whether this will be single player alternating between characters, two players working together, or just a simple added combo maneuver with the extra characters nearby.  We'll get to know soon enough, I'm personally hoping for some alternate in game characters instead of only being able to use them in challenge maps.

     Batman: Arkham Knight will hit PS4, XBox One, and PC on June 23.


Suicide Squad's Joker: First Full Official Pic of Jared Leto

     Suicide Squad director David Ayer has posted the first full picture of Jared Leto as the Joker for his character's 75th anniversary.  It is a hell of a change from the past incarnations of the character, with a single purple glove, loads of tattoos, and most notably the metal teeth.
     I find it very intriguing that the direction is so dramatically different from any previous cinematic depictions.  I'm not 100% sold on this look, but I have faith that Leto's acting can pull it off.  In the past I was wary of some choices made, such as Heath Ledger- but that turned out phenomenally- so I'll give this a chance.


Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice First Trailer and Thoughts

     It's been a few days since the full trailer hit the internet and I wanted to really digest it before coming on here to comment about it.  It's much better than my original, restrained optimism had hoped for and really builds the light and dark sides of the two icons up, creating a great divide.  That is exactly how it should be.  This trailer is, in my opinion, already far better than Man of Steel.

     On the light side you've got the hope of salvation through Superman.  An alien that wants only to help people, but in his path we get the realists that see the destruction and cost he has wrought on the world in that effort.  People like the scientists talking about his controversial position, and Lex Luthor using the fact that he might be a devil from above, killing not out of want, but out of accident.  Lex is using that fear of the unknown- a strange man from space doing impossible feats- to great effect.  He's probably going to use it as a lever to cause a mass public revolt against the "False God."  He's turning peoples reverential worship to outright hate.  He's essentially saying Superman is becoming a threat to human safety, not the extraterrestrial messiah some believe him to be.

“That’s how it starts. The fever. The rage. The feeling of powerlessness that turns good men… cruel.” -Alfred Pennyworth
     Opposite of this we have the dark of Batman.  In the trailer it shows clips of Superman looking down from above people, and in one of the cases, it's overwhelmingly bright which contrasts nicely with all the dark shots of Batman.  Residing in shadows he seems to exude the same initial thought of Lex- Superman may have started a hero, but with the soldiers surrounding him, he's become something worse.  If you note the soldiers, they all have his "S" insignia on their shoulders and are bowing to him.  Hope, at least in his Kryptonian symbology, has been weaponized.
     To me this looks like Batman has taken it upon himself as the man needed to bring Superman down- to essentiall ground him back to the Earth and remind him what he stands for.  Of course, I must also add that the end of the trailer is straight out of Frank Miller's tremendous The Dark Knight Returns run.  Because I've judged Zack Snyder's direction quite harshly in the past (flashy looks over substance) I must say, he's done that scene perfect justice.  And the eerie Batman voice...  absolutely amazing.
"Tell Me, do you bleed?  You will."

     "Maybe he's just a guy tying to do the right things..."  
          "But we know better now, don't we?"

     Those quotes could pertain to either hero, but used in this trailer they form a hell of a statement cutting both ways, and Snyder has done everything a great trailer should.  It teases and gives us a little of what we want, and then leaves us wanting so much more.  It has set up the ultimate light versus dark dichotomy between the two most well-known superheroes in history, and I must applaud this trailer's effort, for it is exemplary.

Zoolander 2: Hansel Thinks it's Great Billy Zane Will Return

     In a wonderful short video, Derek Zoolander and Hansel discus the greatness of Billy Zane returning for the sequel.  He's a pretty cool dude so this is good news.

A video posted by Ben Stiller (@benstiller) on

Disney Infinity 3.0 Leak: Some Figures and Information

     It looks as if some of the upcoming packages and figures have been spilled out onto the web.  This isn't from an official Disney announcement, although rumors and pics of the Tron figures have been out there for quite a while, but the new wave has some interesting characters.  Olaf from Frozen, Sam and Quorra from Tron Legacy, Mulan (YES!), and even a couple characters from Pixar's upcoming film Inside Out.

     We finally have some fairly concrete proof of the Disney Infinity 3.0 lineup.  Out of respect for the series I'm only posting a part of the pic of the box, and not the whole images.  Disney Infinity's support team has been very quick and nice to me and I would like to keep it that way.

     Of course the first thing I noticed on the back of the Mulan package is the fact that like 2.0, series 3.0 will be incompatible with previous versions.  However, this fact won't be too bad if they make 3.0 able to play the older figures and playsets.  I would like more continued play with my old stuff, and not being able to play the Pirates of the Caribbean set on 2.0 is a large complaint.

     In addition I've been seeing tons of pics and hints of Disney focusing on Star Wars as the base series, where 2.0 had a Marvel theme.  I've seen potential figures, and tons of in game hints such as the iconic Star Wars lightsabers and landspeeders showing up in the Toybox games.  I just want to see many more playsets with campaigns and stories to play through.

     Anyways, speculation is that the series 3.0 products will be available with plenty of time for the upcoming Star Wars movie The Force Awakens to capitalize on sales well before Christmas.  Hopefully it'll be long before that though.

     Source [ Infinity Inquirer

          [ EDIT: Disney Interactive has asked that Infinity Inquirer pull the article. ]

Ant-Man: Tiny Billboards!

     I have to say, I'm extremely impressed with the continual brilliance with Marvel Studios' handling of the upcoming Ant-Man film's marketing campaign.  First they had the ant-sized trailer, then they've been putting out ant-sized covers for the comics, and now they have tiny billboards popping up around Australia.

     These wonderfully detailed signs have been well-adhered for anti-theft, and apparently have LED lighting to be viewed in the night.  This is a great way to get some good mini-marketing done to bring awareness to the Ant-Man film, as it seems to not be fully tied to Avengers: Age of Ultron, despite being in the same cinematic universe.  Hopefully they keep up this level genius work!  Maybe they'll have some ant's-eye view camera videos on Vine or something in the future.  Or possibly a tie-in with Micro Machines for some super small action figures.  I'd personally like to see a side-scrolling video game for mobile devices, a tiny fighter in a giant world.  Keep it clever and interesting.

     Dear Marvel Studios, if you send me some of these, I will personally go out and place them around the Twin Cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis) for you.

     Ant-Man will hit the big screen on July 17th.

     Source [ ScreenCrush ]

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Jurassic World: Official Global Trailer & Some Thoughts

     With today's release of the long global trailer for Jurassic World, we get some more of the bigger story with the park.  There's the larger and smarter genetically modified dinosaur called the Indominus Rex one-upping a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a whole lot of death and pandemonium, and Chris Pratt leading a pack Velociraptors in what amounts to a prehistoric biker gang- and I'm pretty ok with all this.  Even if the story comes out a bit cliched, the visual feast looks to be a buffet for our summer viewing pleasure.

     Jurassic World releases on June 12th.


Fantastic Four: NEW Full Trailer (Josh Trank)

     The new full Fantastic Four trailer looks great.  In a previous post I mentioned this film is probably going to rely heavily on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic book series by author Mark Millar (who has had a number of films made from his work, including Wanted, Kick-Ass, the recent Kingsman: The Secret Service, and most notably both the Avengers films leaning on his Ultimates series), and this trailer is a definite confirmation of it.  Everything from the alternate dimension hopping to Doom's look...

     ...and that is a good thing.  It updates and modernizes the story for today's audience.  While I would love to see a period piece Fantastic Four set in the 1960's with retro film grain and Galactus, the Ultimate FF series is simply the right way to go for the big screen.  This trailer has softened my hesitance and fears for the future of Marvel Comics' longest running super hero team in the theatrical realm.

     That being said, I've also expressed my joy at the cast for the most part.  Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan are tremendous actors and do great things even with the smallest roles.  Miles Teller was amazing in Whiplash, and the only thing I have seen Kate Mara in was the highly underrated tv series Jack & Bobby.  Then comes Toby Kebbell who deserves like 10 awards just for his portrayal of Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

     I think this film stands more than just a chance of doing well.  If 20th Century Fox learned their lesson from the last 2 movies, this could do very well.  Keep it small scale and tight scripting and acting- and they could definitely contend with Marvel Studios in the box office- not necessarily Avengers numbers, but it will be a start on the right path.

     Fantastic Four hits theaters August 7th.


Official Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2!

     The 2nd Episode VII teaser has got everything- a downed Star Destroyer, musings on Vader's disfigured mask, and the long-awaited return of Han & Chewie.  My excitement is reaching an all time high with this footage. 

     Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in theaters on Dec. 18th.


Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 20 Second Teaser

     Zack Snyder dropped a damn good looking 20 second teaser before the full trailer hits on the 20th in IMAX theaters.  What an interesting tease.  It looks great even though it really doesn't show anything, and the sounds are amazing as well.  Soon we will have the full trailer to feed our hunger to see what this huge crossover might have in store for us.


JJ Abrams and a Star Wars / Star Trek Crossover Film....

     I read earlier today that inside sources with J.J. Abrams' studio that Abrams is attempting to put the two biggest science fiction franchises together on the big screen.  It sounds plausible, I mean he's already sitting in the directors seat for one, and has previously held it for the other.  On top of that he's already snuck R2-D2 into the newer Star Trek films.

     Here's a snippet from the National Report article I read:
     Sources claim that Abrams, who is currently in production on Star Wars, Episode 7, The Force Awakens, has spent the past three weeks jotting down notes and drawing out stick figure storyboards for a film he’s tentatively titling “A New Frontier,” and has recently begun fleshing out the first few scenes of a screenplay. This film, which is little more than theoretical right now, would see the crew of the USS Enterprise crashing on Tatooine, the desert planet that both Anakin and Luke Skywalker had called their home.

     “The idea is that the enterprise crew are trying to outrun some trouble, and end up going through a wormhole. And that lands them in a different time and place… a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” says a talent agency employee who claims he overheard Abrams in a meeting with his agent. “So you’d have the Star Trek characters meeting some of the Star Wars characters, and there’d be a whole adventure happening there, while the Enterprise crew tries to repair their ship and get home.” 
     Another employee from the same agency corroborated the story. “He’s been really excited about this for a few days. He really wants to make this picture, where the Star Trek and Star Wars characters meet on Tatooine. Ari [Emanuel, Abrams’ Agent] has been putting in calls to execs at Disney and Paramount to see if they could get a meeting going.”
     Sure, it's a very intriguing idea, but something about it doesn't quite fit for me.  I cannot say that I would wholly be against the idea, but I can't say I'd be 100% for it either.  The two franchises have such a different feel, and as a life-long fan of both it does seem a little odd.
     I mean think about it, Star Wars is a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.  It's loaded with mystery and the Force, while Star Trek is all about the future and quantifying the universe, however strange it seems.  My issue with the mingling of these two distinct things would feel like a slight betrayal to both series' focus of ideals- like Lucas' quantifying of the Force by relegating it to a Midichlorian level- or Star Trek V: The Final Frontier's mangled handling of a god.  It created an awkward mess in both instances, not that they couldn't have been done, but they were done in a way that didn't fit with the rest of their respective series'.

     So, to me, this seems like it could be a massively disastrous decision.  Speaking for myself, I think it is very possible to do this project, the biggest problem is doing it right.  Abrams' Star Trek films are riddled with problems, and we have yet to see how well the next Star Wars film will do.  So if these rumors are true, please, for the fans of these beloved franchises, find the greatest writers possible to make it work properly.

     Source [ National Report ]


Ant-Man: First Full Trailer 1

     "With tiny powers, comes tiny responsibility." 

     Marvel has officially dropped the new full trailer for Ant-Man and it looks great.  It's got seriousness, action, and a fair share of humor to glue it all together.  Hot on the heels of the Netflix Daredevil series release and a couple weeks before Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to demolish box office records, Ant-Man's trailer is a nice addition to Marvel's quickly growing cinematic library.

     Ant-Man arrives in theaters July 17th.

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Lego Dimensions Extended Trailer, Thoughts, and a Ghostbusters Pack Hint

     Warner Bros have officially announced their take on the videogame/toy crossover collectibles to compete with the Amiibos, Skylanders, and Disney Infinity.  I have to admit, the trailer is brilliant and they are mining some of their already firmly established properties quite well.
     Joel McHale immediately got my attention, and I noticed Gandalf and Batman are voiced not by the Lego actors- but by the sounds of it- Ian McKellan and Kevin Conroy respectively.  I could be wrong, but that's what they sound like.

     There are already a slew of other packs and sets listed that will be available, as seen glimpsed through the trailer above such as:
  • Back to the Future levels with a Marty McFly minifig
  • Ninjago team pack with Kai and Cole figures
  • Ninjago fun packs with Jay, Nya, and Zane figures
  • DC fun packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg
  • Lord of the Rings fun packs with Gollum, Gimli, and Legolas
  • The Lego Movie fun pack with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny, and Unikitty
  • The Wizard of Oz fun pack with Wicked Witch of the West
     This has got me very intrigued, but alas, I've noticed they already missed out on 3 distinct Lego properties that would have me 100% on board- Lego Star Wars, Lego Marvel, and Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Maybe the property rights just aren't there, or conflict as may be the case with DC and Marvel?  I just don't know.  I do know that they are monstrously popular on their own as toy sets, so it would be a gold mine waiting to be plundered in the Lego Dimensions realm.

Is this a hint for a future Ghostbusters level or fun pack?
     What does catch my eye is this possible hint to a potential Ghostbusters pack when Joel McHale uses the PKE Meter to scan the Lego Portal (See picture above).  We've already seen that they have a 30th Anniversary Lego Ghostbusters ECTO-1 pack available for order on the official Lego website, so will they be included in a future game set as well?  They did show a tornado clip from The Wizard of Oz, then included a pack for that...

     The only downside is the high cost of the starter pack, which Toys 'R' Us has listed at a whopping $99.99- the set includes the Lego Dimensions game, the portal Gateway base, and playable Gandalf, Batman & Batmobile, and Wyldstyle from the Lego Movie.

     Lego Dimensions is being developed by Travellers Tales and will be launched on September 27 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Wii U.

     Source [ Lego Dimensions ]


The Punisher: A New TV Show Following Netflix's "Marvel's Daredevil"

     I recently read an article about Steven DeKnight wanting to get an R rated Punisher series, and I've wanted that for a long, long time.  In fact, I recalled starting a post about it so I went through my drafts folder and found some of this post saved on 05/31/13. (Note: I've updated and edited this to include recent events and thoughts)
     "I’ve been a huge fan of the Punisher comics for years,” says DeKnight, speaking exclusively to SciFiNow.”I’d love to see him get his due on a platform like this. Nothing would delight me more than to see the Punisher get his own show and maybe we could convince Marvel to go Hard-R rating. If any character deserves an R rating, it’s the Punisher."
     With Marvel launching its entire Daredevil series this Friday (April 10th) on Netflix, hopes are high that the future series' to follow, including Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist- all leading up to a combined Defenders series, will do well.  Marvel's already dominating the film market with Avengers raking in just over $623 million- it seems they are trying to branch out onto the smaller screen, and if the trailers are to believed, Daredevil should do pretty damn well.

     In the past we've had Ray Stevenson, Dolph Lundgren, and Thomas Jane play Frank Castle in the the previous Punisher films.  In all honesty, Lundgren's really wasn't that bad, I mean it was far better than David Hasselhoff's Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is worth a watch.  Stevenson was all right, and I actually think Thomas Jane was very good, the scripts, however, were most definitely NOT.  The problem with these previous films is they are all handled wrong.  Old comics film properties tended to pull punches, just the same as they've been doing to the more recent Wolverine films- a complaint I can't stress enough.  If they want to do either Punisher or Wolverine right, they need a hard R rating, and the right team to make the story worth watching.
     I've written about the continual mishandling of Wolverine, how how to redeem Deadpool's film debut- [ EDIT: Ryan Reynolds is currently filming an R-rated Deadpool! That's one step in the right direction for the rest of the Mature Marvel U ], and also how the Punisher has been flubbed.  I bitch about these things because, as a fan, I want to see the best films of these characters- I don't want censored Disney-fied do gooders.  These people are killers, not hand slappers.  Marvel needs to take risks with the mature audience, many of their devoted, long-time readers aren't children and we want heavier content.
     I've said it plenty of times, Marvel- it's time to take the kiddie gloves off and make films for fans older than 12. Take the risks and make a movie worth watching. Make a movie worth talking about.
     I wrote this a long time ago and still stand by it- "If they want a good following they have to up their game and take risks.  If this movie gets made and does well, it could open up an entire new avenue of film opportunities for Marvel.  An actual horror version of Ghost Rider, a dark noir mob underworld Punisher, and a maybe even a Wolverine film that actually shows him being the best there is at what he does, and that is certainly not brooding over some long forgotten past and crying like his mutant power is being an emo teenager."  Many of us want to see Marvel tackle the dark and gritty stuff that these characters represent.  The Punisher and Wolverine are supposed to be the ultimate bad asses, show them that way.  These films need to grow the f*** up and show us why they are so great.  Look at how well Christopher Nolan handled The Dark Knight.  It is a very plausible thing to believe that Marvel can do it with their own works.
     Starting a new Punisher series could pave the way for this wave of films or shows.  We don't want another hackneyed origin story, we want to see a Scorsese level Punisher, with all the intellectual stimulation of Goodfellas or The Departed.  I want to see a Punisher show that can go toe-to-toe with Ben Affleck's direction of The Town, or even the highly under-appreciated The Black Donnellys.  We want crime, corruption, and violence.  We want dark and gritty and cerebral.  We want a Punisher worth our time.

     I personally would like to see Thomas Jane return to the character, and I've long since thought that Terry Crews would make a wonderful Barracuda.  Maybe have a nice cameo by Dolph Lundgren as Tombstone, and possibly some crossover characters like Kingpin from Daredevil, or Bullseye if he shows up.  Jane has expressed a will to return to a character he knows quite well, and feels has been left unfinished as this excerpt from an MTV Interview he did way back in 2009:
"My interest has always been based more in reality than in superhero fiction, and with the original 'Punisher' I very much pushed them to try to make a movie that was more like 'Death Wish' or 'Taxi Driver' than 'Spider-Man,'" Jane told MTV News. "The strengths of 'The Punisher' that I did lie in the reality that we were able to bring to the character, and the weaknesses of 'The Punisher' I did were all based on people trying to make this a 'comic book movie'—with funny characters and goofball s--t that has no place in a 'Punisher' film."
Jane went on to say that he feels the "definitive Punisher film" has yet to be made, but would very much like to return to the character for that very reason. Clearly having given the subject some thought over the years, Jane described the perfect "Punisher" movie as a blend of tones found in the films of dramatic, tough-guy writer/directors like Walter Hill ("The Warriors") and Sam Peckinpah ("The Wild Bunch"), and a far cry from what he described as the "cartoon" version of the character.
"Everyone gets it backwards," he said. "The 'Punisher' comic is striving for a sense of reality. They’re not striving for a sense of 'comic book.' So in the film, you can actually take the reality element further—not the comic book element. You don’t want to strengthen the idea that it’s a comic book in film, because film gives you the chance to actually bring it one step closer to reality—and that's the direction that 'Punisher' wants to go in."
     Jane understands the character, now all we need is a proper writer and director team.  Marvel, it's in your hands, get this done.  I mean the last good Punisher we got was the fan film Dirty Laundry, so it's time to up your game Marvel.

[ EDIT: Apologies, as "Anonymous" notes below in the comments, Marvel studios didn't make the earlier Punisher films, although they now hold the rights which were previously held by Lionsgate.  Deadpool and Wovlerine are from Fox. This information is extra handy as I was working on small articles about both Blade and Ghost Rider, which have both been added to Marvel Studios' rights.  With Marvel Studios recent handling of properties, I don't doubt their ability to do these series' justice in the film or TV realms now. ]

     Sources [ SciFiNow ] [ MTV ] [ IndieWire ]


Ghostbusters Mobile Game: Capcom Wants Beta Testers!

     Good news everyone!  A new Ghostbusters game is in the pipeline from Capcom, who are currently looking for Beta testers.  By filling out a survey at the Capcom Unity website you can sign up for the role, but the site gives no indication of what type of game they're developing.

     Will this game be based on the original film and sequel or perhaps maybe a tie-in to the either of the upcoming Ghostbusters reboots?  There's really no way of knowing yet.  Being a mobile game there's a decent chance it'll follow in the path of the most recent mobile Ghostbusters iOS game by Beeline Interactive.  Personally I hope it'll be more akin to the 2009 Ghostbusters on PS3 (and the more appropriately related mobile counterpart on Nintendo DS).
     Regardless, they've gotten my both my attention and my application survey.

     Sources [ Game Informer ] [ Capcom Unity ]