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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Stan Lee Wants To See A Silver Surfer Solo Movie


There is no doubt that 2017 has been an emotional roller coaster for Stan Lee.

Following the recent passing of his dear wife Joan, Stan has kept busy being named a Disney Legend and inducted into their Hall of Fame at this year’s D23 Expo, as well as having his hands and footprints immortalized in the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood just a few weeks back. Lee will next be honored at Extraordinary: Stan Lee, a live tribute event where celebrities like Chris Hardwicke, Todd McFarlane, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno and others will celebrate the pop culture icon’s illustrious career in the world of comics.

The event kicks off on August 22nd, and SyFy Wire recently caught up with Mr. Lee to discuss the event. During the interview, Lee revealed that he is still holding out hope that one of his most favorite creations, the Silver Surfer, will finally get a proper adaption for the big screen.

"He’s the one I want to see more. He’s the most philosophical of all the characters I’ve ever worked on. And I have an idea for my cameo in that one!"  

The character, who also goes by the name of Norin Radd, first appeared in the pages of Fantastic Four #48 back in 1966. He also made his big screen debut with Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer back in 2007 - where he was easily the high point of a rather lackluster sequel.

Currently, the rights to the character are owned by 20th Century Fox. However, here's hoping the rights will eventually revert back to Marvel and Norin can finally take his place as part of the studio's ever expanding cosmic universe.

Source: SyFy Wire

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The Imperials Loom In New Han Solo Teaser Image


Director Ron Howard has taken to Twitter to post a new teaser for the Han Solo movie.

The image showcases the familiar helmet of an Imperial solider resting on a panel that looks very much like those seen on the Death Star in 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope.


While very little is known about the film at this time, it shouldn't come as a surprise that our heroes will be crossing paths with Imperial personnel throughout the course of the film.

However, one can't help but wonder, judging from the image, if we may see the Death Star at some point during the duration of the highly anticipated spinoff.

In any case, keep those teasers coming, Mr. Howard! We can't get enough of them!

Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Michael K. Williams, Ian Kenny, and Warwick Davis, the untitled Han Solo movie hits theaters on May 25th, 2018. 

Source: Ron Howard

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Production Resumes On Deadpool 2


Cameras are rolling again on the set of Deadpool 2.

Production on the X-Men spinoff was halted on Monday following the tragic on-set death of stunt driver Joi SJ Harris. The skilled road racer was said to have performed a scene four times in practice, but on the fifth attempt appeared to lose control of the motorcycle she was riding and drove into a nearby building, through glass.

Leading man Ryan Reynolds issued a statement shortly after the accident, offering his deepest sympathies over the death of Harris saying, "Today, we tragically lost a member of the crew while filming Deadpool. We're heartbroken, devastated… but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment. My heart pours out to them -- along with each and every person she touched in this world."

Jason Cameron, a business agent for UBCP-ACTRA, the local actors union in British Columbia, informed The Hollywood Reporter that production the film had resumed today. 

The sequel has been filming in Vancouver since late June.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Meet Gotham's Sofia Falcone


When Gotham comes back this Fall, it will see the Falcone crime family expanding with the addition of Don Falcone’s dear daughter Sofia. Teen Wolf alum Crystal Reed will be taking up the role, which will serve as a potential love interest for Ben McKenzie's Jim Gordon.

Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at the character posted below...


According to executive producer John Stevens, this season will see Jim taking steps toward becoming the commissioner we all know and love. However, along the way, he'll cross different ethical lines than he ever did before. Jim and Sofia's relationship will play into this and see Jim venturing down a dark path following the departure of Lee last season.

Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards and Drew Powell, Gotham returns for its fourth season on Thursday, September 21st.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game Is Coming Back


This year marks the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and, in celebration of this milestone, Fantasy Flight Games is bringing it back for a whole new generation to enjoy!

Read the full release posted below...


Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Star Wars™: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition!

First published in 1987 by West End Games, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game arrived at a time when the future of the Star Wars galaxy was uncertain. The original trilogy had been completed. There were no plans for additional films. It was as if a hundred million voices had cheered at the Rebellion's triumph and then suddenly went silent…

But the Star Wars galaxy is too vibrant, too dynamic, and too full of adventure to simply fade away. Even after the Jedi had returned, the Empire had been toppled, and the original trilogy had been completed, the galaxy begged for further exploration.

This was where Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game came in. With its award-winning ruleset, its focus on operatic space adventures, and the many starships, vehicles, droids, creatures, and aliens detailed in its sourcebook, West End Games didn't just allow Star Wars fans to continue pursuing the ways of the Force, it left an enduring impression upon the galaxy itself.

Now, forty years after the debut of A New Hope and thirty years after its first printing, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game makes its return as a highly collectible, limited edition set of two lovingly recreated, hardcover books, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars™ Sourcebook!


Relics of an Earlier Age

"For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic." –Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition faithfully recreates Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook as high-quality, hardbound tomes that feature all the original game rules, information, and graphic design. These are printed on higher quality paper than the original versions and shrinkwrapped together in a stylized slipcase that features the original cover art on a clean black background.

Every bit as playable now as it was in 1987, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game offers fast d6-based action along with unique takes on the ideas of roleplaying, designing adventures, running adventures, and the nature of the Force. The rulebook also introduces a full-length adventure, "Rebel Breakout," and The Star Wars Sourcebook provides you with a wealth of information that you could use to populate additional adventures, including detailed descriptions of starfighters, capital ships, droids, aliens, blasters, lightsabers, and combat vehicles like the AT-AT and AT-ST.


Notably, these books and their contents did more than inspire countless gamers at their tables; they helped shape the Star Wars galaxy itself.

Elements from The Star Wars Sourcebook have since become Star Wars canon, such as the names of the alien races, Twi'lek, Rodian, and Quarren. Timothy Zahn was given the books as reference when he was developing Grand Admiral Thrawn and his Thrawn trilogy. And the rulebook's chapter on "Designing Adventures" so clearly and effectively deconstructed the particular nature of space opera to which Star Wars belongs that Pablo Hidalgo cites it as inspiration for the writers' bible he developed for the Lucasfilm Story Group.

This critical tie between Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and our current apprecation of everything Star Wars is brought to life in the foreword Pablo Hidalgo wrote for the 30th Anniversary Edition, and it's one of the few changes between this edition and the original. You'll also find a few updated photos, pieces of concept art, and advertisements, but they're all carefully designed to match the book's original style, including its alternating use of black-and-white and full color.


The Game that Grew the Galaxy

"Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff." –Han Solo

Forty years after A New Hope, the Force and the Star Wars galaxy are more powerful and resonant than ever before. They permeate all walks of life by way of movies, television shows, comic books, novels, games, and licensed merchandise. They bind us together.

West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game is a significant part of the wider Star Wars legacy, and Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present this limited, commemorative 30th Anniversary Edition!

Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition (SWW01) is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017. In the meantime, you can find more information on the game's description page!

What do you think, Infinite Earths fans? Are you as excited as we are?

Source: Fantasy Flight Games 

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Review: Dynamite - Sheena Queen Of The Jungle #0


This month, Dynamite Comics launches a brand new series with Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle. Hailing from writers Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo, issue #0 kicks things off with the Queen Of The Jungle pursuing a mysterious invader that has come seeking out the jungle's most ancient of secrets. When a drone suddenly arrives on the scene, Sheena takes matters into her own hands and expertly shoots the machine down.

Unfortunately, the drone ends up crashing within the grounds of a forbidden temple and it is now up to Sheena to venture within and retrieve the device - as is her sacred duty. However, it's no easy mission as she is forced to face numerous booby traps as punishment for entering these hallowed and holy grounds guarded by the ancients.

While the story within this issue is rather simple and straight forward, it's still a fun and enjoyable read accompanied by some beautiful art from artist Moritat Genre. The artist has clearly taken some inspiration from the Tanya Roberts and Gena Lee Nolan versions of the character, however with a new and modernized look that is still clearly meant to represent the Queen Of The Jungle.

This issue serves as a great jumping-on point for those unfamiliar with the world of Sheena and, while it may be a short read as comics go, it's engaging and a splendor for the eyes!


If you're looking for something outside of the realm of the regular onslaught of superhero comic books, we highly recommend the first issue of Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle. It's loads of fun straight from the get-go and proves that Tarzan better move over!

There's a new ruler in this jungle!

Rating: 4/5 - "The perfect jumping-on point for new readers looking to discover the iconic Queen Of The Jungle."

Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #0 is available now! Look for issue #1 to arrive in September!

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Gremlins 3 To Be Twisted And Dark


It has been quite some time since we last heard anything regarding Gremlins 3

However, writer Chris Columbus recently sat down with our friends over at /Film and offered an update on the sequel, which he calls twisted and dark.

"I’m really proud of the script," Columbus said. "It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see." He adds, "It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again so hopefully we’ll see that movie soon."

Columbus was also asked if the idea of taking Gizmo out and stopping the Gremlins once and for all was a theme of the movie that he wanted to make.

"That comes up in the movie, certainly," he says.

Here's hoping that the project continues to forge ahead. The first two films, directed by Joe Dante, were brilliant and fun pieces of cinema, so why not give the fans another one?

Oh, and while we're at it, please bring back the Flasher Gremlin! 

Source: /Film

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