Pacific Rim 2 Eyes 2018 Release Date

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on July 1, 2016.

Ever since Pacific Rim first appeared on the silver screen in 2013, fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel to the mech and monster brawling blockbuster ever since. The road along the way has been bumpy for the project, but Legendary and Universal Pictures have finally announced when the franchise’s sequel will be hitting theaters.

The Legendary Pictures sci-fi action film will storm into theaters on February 23, 2018 with Steven S. DeKnight in the director’s chair this time around for his directorial debut.

At the moment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega is set to play the son of Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba’s character from the first film. According to Deadline, Scott Eastwood is currently being eyed as a potential lead role for the movie. It is unknown if Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, or if any of the other cast members from the first movie will be reprising their roles for the sequel.

Few other details are known about the sequel. It could either take place some time after the original movie took place or act as a prequel to the first.

Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled to begin production later this year. Guillermo del Toro will return to the franchise as a producer alongside Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, and John Jashuni. Cale Boyter will oversee the project as an executive producer.

Source- Deadline

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Alden Ehrenreich Cast as Young Han Solo

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on May 10, 2016.

After months of speculations and casting auditions, we now know who will play a younger version of Harrison Ford’s iconic character, Han Solo

Deadline has confirmed that Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!, Blue Jasmine) will star as the title character in the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo movie.

Not much is currently known about the Han Solo standalone film aside that it will take place, like Rogue One, during the time between Episodes 3 and 4, and will deal with how Han Solo became the roguish smuggler that we first met at the cantina in A New Hope.

The film will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street), and is written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens) and his son Jon.

Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo is currently set for release on May 25, 2018.

Source- Deadline

Krypton Series Set For Pilot Order

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 27, 2016.

With the success of comic book based shows on networks like Fox, AMC, The CW, and a few others, it appears that the SyFy channel is now looking to get into the superhero business as well.

According to THR, SyFy is looking into possibly ordering a pilot for a show called Krypton which would be based on David S. Goyer’s (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Constantine) take on Superman’s origin story.

The narrative for Krypton would be constructed around the House of El when they were ostracized from Kryptonian society. Seyg-El, the grandfather of both Superman and Supergirl, would most likely serve as the primary protagonist, and would follow his attempts to bring equality to Krypton while dealing with an unknown enemy.

DC and Warner Bros previously tackled Superman’s early days in their hit series Smallville, but this show sounds as though it will be focusing on Clark’s biological family instead before he was probably even conceived.

The show will be executive produced by Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1) and directed by Colm McCarthy (Sherlock). No actors have been attached yet, but if the series gets officially picked up than that shouldn’t be too far behind.

Source- The Hollywood Reporter

Watch The Complete Battleborn Three-Part Prequel Motion Comic Series Here

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 26, 2016.

With just a week to go before the launch of the FPS/MOBA hybrid Battleborn, 2K Games and Gearbox Software have launched a prequel motion comic series for the game.

Battleborn tells the story of a motley group of resistance fighters trying to save Solus, the last remaining star, from being extinguished by a vast army of cosmic horrors and a traitorous scumbag trying to consume the universe.

The three-part series is set before the events of the game and sets up the story for the episodic campaign. The comic introduces a small handful of the game’s 25 playable characters while giving a brief look at the fall of second-to-last star in the universe, Penarch.

All three videos are viewable below.

Chapter 1: Running the Numbers

Synopsis: A few years and several hundred star veilings are enough to drive even the most loyal espionage agents to betrayal.

Chapter 2: The Rescue

Synopsis: The Varelsi invasion is becoming overwhelming but the United Peacekeeping Republics (UPR) will not leave their own man, clone, or avian behind.

Chapter 3: No More Heroics

Synopsis: With his back against the wall, UPR Commander Ghalt faces a difficult decision with universe-ending ramifications.

Battleborn launches on May 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Marvel’s Inhumans Pulled From Release Schedule

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 26, 2016.

Last year, Marvel unveiled their film lineup for Phase 3.0. One of the films in that lineup was for an Inhumans movie which was orginially slated for 2018. It was later pushed back to 2019 and now it appears to have no set release date whatsoever.

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Marvel’s Inhumans has been pulled from Disney’s release schedule indefinitely.

Since the original announcement for the Inhumans movie in 2014, the Phase 3.0 release schedule has been filled in with Spider-Man: Homecoming (July, 2017), Ant-Man and the Wasp (July, 2018), and Indiana Jones 5 (2019) even though that movie is from their parent company Disney.

“Since we made our initial Phase 3.0 announcement, we added Spider-Man, which was a big joyous coup for us,”Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said. “We added Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an Indiana Jones film for right around that same time.”

When asked if the Inhumans film would be ditched altogether, Feige responded with, “No. It’s a question of when.”

The film is still in development but will most likely appear in theaters in either 2020 or sometime afterwards as part of Marvel’s Phase 4.0 lineup. While the Inhumans have already appeared and made their presence known in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, they haven’t made quiet the same impact in the films just yet. It is unknown if this delay will have any affect on the show yet.

Source- Collider

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens Crossover Coming Summer 2016

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 12, 2016.

During the Dark Horse panel at Emerald City Comic Con, it was announced that Dark Horse, IDW, and 2000 AD will be teaming up to create a comic book crossover mini-series this summer, titled, Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens. John Layman (Chew) will be writing the series, alongside artist Chris Mooneyham (Predator: Fire and Stone), while Glenn Fabry (Preacher) will provide the covers.

Here’s a description of the crossover from Dark Horse’s official press release:

“The crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens!

Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson have tracked a criminal cult across the Cursed Earth and into the Alabama morass, where a mad genetic scientist with destructive designs has acquired the best genes that evolution has to offer—a xenomorph skull!

A Predator, attracted to the warm climate and superior prey, has declared hunting season as he calls for backup. All paths will cross in a mind-blowing sci-fi showdown with the fate of the Earth at stake!”

“We open the book with a crashlanded predator, and instead of being the hunter, as usual, the predator is the prey,” said Layman in an interview with io9. “He’s crashlanded in a jungle overgrowth in the middle of the Cursed Earth, where he is pursued by an Island of Dr. Moreau group of man-animal hybrids, creations of a crazed genetic engineer. And this crazed scientist recovers not just the predator, but some of the predator’s hunting trophies—including a Xenomorph skull, and the Xenomorph’s DNA contained therein. You can probably see where this is headed, but add to it Dredd chasing the robot leader of an apocalypse death cult, and everybody on a collision course. Then shit gets nuts!”

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 will hit stands on July 27, 2016.

Source- io9

Machinima Reveals Teaser Poster For Transformers: Combiner Wars Animated Series

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 7, 2016.

Transformers, one of the most beloved franchises in the world has gone through many different iterations over the years. While certain incarnations of the property have had more mature story lines and themes in them (like the Transformers comics from IDW for example), all of the various animated series have been made specifically to appeal to a young audience. It appears that may no longer be the case since the latest Transformers series from Machinima, Transformers: Combiner Wars, will be the first animated series specifically aimed at an adult audience.

Transformers: Combiner Wars will be an eight-episode animated series which is set to launch in July. On Machinima’s Twitter page, they unveiled the first teaser image for the show which featured Windblade and what streaming service the series can viewed on.

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The series will launch on go90, the video streaming service from Verizon Wireless, making it exclusive to mobile devices on that provider and anyone with a compatible mobile device. It is currently unknown if the show will be posted anywhere else beside go90 in case any interested potential viewers who don’t own the service wish to watch it another way.

Transformers isn’t just a franchise, it’s a global phenomenon; the ultimate passion platform for over 30 years,” said Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein. “There are over 10 billion views of Transformers-related content on YouTube and the four theatrical movies have grossed over $3.7 billion dollars in global box office. At Machinima, we are honored that Hasbro has chosen us to bring the next phase of this beloved passion platform to the world.”

Taking place 40 years after the great war on Earth, Transformers: Combiner Wars introduces new lore and all-new characters that, combined with the characters fans have known for decades, will bring the Transformers storytelling in a new direction.

The Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate. However, an ancient technology has enabled a new threat, the power for multiple Transformers to combine into one massive, dangerous form: Combiners. Who will stand-up to this threat to ensure that the fragile peace that was 4 million years in the making remains?

Source- Flickering Myth

Lobo Movie Back in The Works

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on March 19, 2016.

It appears that Warner Bros is adding another project to their constantly growing list of DC movies.

TheWrap reports Jason Fuchs, the screenwriter of the upcoming Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot, has been tasked with writing a new script from scratch about DC’s Main Man Lobo.

Warner Bros began developing a Lobo movie back in 2009, with Guy Ritchie originally attached to direct but updates on the film have gone dark over the years until today. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks to play the intergalactic bounty hunter at one point, although he eventually moved from the project to play Black Adam in a planned Shazam movie. Danny Trejo recently tweeted his interest in playing Lobo, although there were no confirmed reports that Warner Bros ever approached him to play the character.

In the DC Universe, Lobo started off as a villain but soon became a fan-favorite antihero/bounty hunter whose hulking, massive biker look, ultraviolent tendencies, and colorful catchphrases became his signature calling cards. In the New 52’s version of Lobo, the hulking biker had been replaced by a toned down version of the character who has not been as well received as his pervious iteration by the fans.

It’s possible that the decision to move forward with this project again could have been influenced by the success of Deadpool if the studio plans to make the Lobo movie R as well. At the moment it is unknown when the set release date for the movie would be, who would play Lobo, which version of Lobo would be used, or if this movie will actually get made or fall back into development hell once again.

Source- The Wrap

Predator 4 Gets an Official Release Date

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 28, 2016.

Rumors of a fourth Predator film have been circling for years ever since the release of the last one in 2010. Those rumors have now been squashed so we’ll be seeing the intergalactic aliens hunters returning to poach the human race once again soon.

According to ComicBook.com, 20th Century Fox has officially announced that Predator 4, possibly titled The Predator, will be released on March 2, 2018.

The script for The Predator was written by Shane Black (Iron Man 3) and Fred Dekker. Black is rumored to be also directing the film. No other details about the movie are known.

Earlier this month, Fox had revealed a teaser art poster of the movie that included the phrase: “You’ll Never See Him Coming.”

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Source- ComicBook.com

No Thanos or Infinity Stones in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 12, 2016.

Next year we’ll be seeing the sequel to 2014’s surprise hit movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. With production now officially underway for the film, we’re starting to get some more information in regards to the cast and which characters and items will be returning for the sequel. From the sound of it, it looks like The Mad Titan Thanos and the Infinity Stones won’t be making a return in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

During a Facebook Q&A session, fans asked writer and directer James Gunn about what they could expect from the upcoming follow-up film. Thanos eventually came up as a topic.

“Thanos isn’t in this movie,” he confirmed. “I think he’s gonna have a little bit to do and say when it comes to a certain wars and infinity. We’ve got other fish to fry in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We’re not really so much about the Infinity Stones in Guardians 2. Is that a spoiler? It’s not really a thing.”

“I’m dealing with this one story. It’s not like I have to change something now for something in the future. It’s more like whatever happens in the future will have to be changed by what’s created now.”

Thanos played by Josh Brolin, first appeared in 2012’s Avengers. Since then, he’s appeared in multiple films as a background figure that is manipulating certain parties and events from the shadows in order to acquire the six Infinity Stones and take on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Infinity War. While Thanos hasn’t really done anything in the movies yet, his longest amount of scene time was in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Drax and Gamora, two of the main leads, have a personal history with him.

Infinity_stones_lowOut of the six Infinity Stones, the green and orange stones (which many speculate to be the Time and Soul Gem) are the only two that have yet to appear in any of the movies. In Guardians of the Galaxy, we saw the origin story of the Stones and the first appearance of the Orb aka the purple stone (possibly the Power Gem). The Tesseract aka the blue stone (possibly the Space Gem) was featured in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2012’s Avengers, the Aether aka the red stone (possibly the Reality Gem) was featured in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and the yellow stone which has been confirmed as the Mind Stone, was inside of Loki’s Scepter in 2012’s Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Since Marvel wants the stones to spell out Thanos, the next two will probably have H and N at the beginning of their titles.

guardians-galaxyWith Phase Three about to begin this May with Captain America: Civil War, only a handful of movies are set to come out before Avengers: Infinity War and most fans were expecting to see more of the Mad Titan in Guardians 2 due to his relationship with some of these characters. Fans were also expecting to see the Soul Gem in the movie due to a cocoon that appeared in last film that looked like it belonged to Adam Warlock or the Time Gem since the original Guardians of the Galaxy comic book run was filled with time traveling elements.

While we don’t know when Thanos is set to make his next appearance in the movies, we can probably expect to see the orange and green stones turn up in either 2016’s Doctor Strange, 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, or in 2019’s Captain Marvel.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently in pre-production and will be released on May 5, 2017. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 will hit theaters on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 respectively.