It’s official: will not be returning to helm the final installment of the Guardians trilogy. Per , following what is described as a “courtesy” meeting between studio chairman Alan Horn and Gunn, Disney has ultimately decided to stand by Horn’s initial decision and will not reinstate Gunn as the director of . The meeting took place nearly a month after Disney shocked fans by parting ways with the filmmaker following the discovery of some unnerving jokes Gunn made nearly a decade ago on Twitter concerning pedophilia. Despite Gunn’s apology, the studio ultimately found his tweets to be both unacceptable and against its family-friendly image. RELATED: Also, while , Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is said to have stood by Horn’s decision to fire Gunn. In recent weeks, outlets have reported Feige was one of the few people inside of the studio attempting to get Gunn reinstated. As to where this leaves production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it remains unclear. The film was originally set to begin production in January, but with the studio needing to find a new director, it’s entirely possible production will be pushed back slightly. Marvel and Feige are expected to begin the search for a new director once Feige returns to town. While the studio is expected to use Gunn’s script, it’s more than likely whichever director is brought in to direct the feature will opt to tweak things to their liking, which could also halt the production schedule temporarily. In recent weeks, the Guardians cast has been very vocal regarding their support for Gunn, even pleading for his reinstatement as director. There is no word on whether the entire cast will return, including Dave Bautista, who has against Disney’s decision to part ways with Gunn. RELATED: Marvel Studios had yet to officially announce a release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, although it was thought to hit theaters in 2020. The post appeared first on .
August 16, 2018
In Season 2, Strucker patriarch Reed will dig into his past and discover a few mutant powers of his very own. “I look back at my past, and I look at my father’s notes, and I basically try to see who I could have been before, and that’s how maybe things start to happen,” Reed actor Stephen Moyer told . He did not elaborate as to what exactly his character’s powers would be, but did tease, “It’s in the family.” RELATED: To clarify, Reed’s children Lauren and Andy both possess the ability to manipulate matter on a molecular level. However, where Lauren is able to use this power to create barriers to protect herself, Andy’s version is based around destruction. Moreover, when the two join hands, they are capable of generating an extraordinarily powerful blast. Lauren and Andy inherited these powers from Reed’s grandfather Andreas von Strucker and his twin sister Andrea. Known collectively as Fenris, the von Strucker twins were infamous mutant terrorists and members of the Hellfire Club. Additionally, Otto Strucker was an rather powerful mutant in his own right, possessing the power of energy projection. Otto experimented on Reed as a child, successfully suppressing his mutant powers. RELATED: “Reed’s had powers suppressed for 30-something years,” The Gifted showrunner Matt Nix explained. “So when they come along, it’s a rough ride. It’s a very, very rough ride. It’s not like he’s suddenly a super hero. And one of the things we think about a lot is how are these powers hooked into someone’s emotional life, and Reed’s a pretty repressed guy. So powers showing up for Reed is not good news. It’s very, very bad news.” Returning for Season 2 on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Fox’s The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane, Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker and Skyler Samuels as the Frost Sisters. The post appeared first on .
August 16, 2018
Expect the finger snap felt round the world to leave a lasting impact with the surviving members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the still untitled . To promote the home release of , which officially hit DVD & Blu-ray yesterday, directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently sat down with Wired to talk about every hero in the film. While the duo offered up plenty of interesting tidbits regarding our favorite heroes, it was Joe Russo’s comments hinting at what’s to come that are the most interesting. Most noteworthy are his thoughts concerning Captain America and Black Widow, and how fans can expect a much more “hardened” take on the fan-favorite characters in the next Avengers film. RELATED: As Joe Russo highlighted the duo’s ability to grow the character of Black Widow over the course of three films — Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War — he talked about how Natasha is one of the “richest” characters to work with, and why they opted to bring Black Widow and Captain America together. “In Winter Soldier, what we found so compelling about pairing her up with Captain America was that he is this paragon of morality, and she is a paragon of gray,” he said. “But they’ve grown together, and I think when you find them in [Infinity War], they’ve been the Secret Avengers for two years… they’re like a tight-knit family now. Her, Sam Wilson, and Steve Rogers. It’s hardened all of them in a way.” Of course, Falcon was one of the heroes to meet his demise following Thanos’ finger snap, leaving the Secret Avengers down one team member. So, what does this mean for Captain America and Black Widow going into Avengers 4? According to Russo, fans can expect to see them with a harder edge following the events of Infinity War. “I think all of those characters, specifically the ones who survived Infinity War — Cap and Natasha — we will see them with a much harder edge.” RELATED: Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Evangeline Lilly, and Josh Brolin. The film is set to hit theaters on May 3, 2019. The post appeared first on .
August 16, 2018
An eagle-eyed fan on Reddit spotted an incredibly sly Batman Easter egg in . Spider-Man: Homecoming invited a lot of jokes when it cast Michael Keaton as the Vulture. The actor famously played the Caped Crusader in the Tim Burton films Batman and Batman Returns. For a lot of fans, it was an added bonus to see Batman beat up on Spider-Man — and that was clearly something the creators were fully aware of, if this Easter egg from the film is anything to go by. RELATED: from user deathstrokejt posted to the Marvel Studios subreddit with a freeze frame from the first confrontation between Spider-Man and Vulture. At one point, Vulture is framed against the moon. Doing so quietly recreates one of the most famous pieces of the Batman lore: the Bat-Signal. It’s just the latest Easter egg to be found in the MCU films. This series of movies has been going on so long that a lot of . That’s alongside a whole host of other deep cuts and shout-outs to the comics lore — and apparently not just to Marvel characters. Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel Far From Home stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019. The post appeared first on .
August 16, 2018
may have dominated the box office, but the Marvel mega-blockbuster still isn’t safe from Honest Trailers. Calling Disney the “Thanos of Hollywood,” the video labels Infinity War “the best movie Marvel’s ever made” as well as “the most movie Marvel’s ever made.” In typical Honest Trailer-fashion, the movie is ripped to shreds with joke after joke, from Loki’s multiple deaths to the limited amount of screen time certain popular characters got. RELATED: RELATED: Avengers: Infinity War brought in $257.6 million and set a new record for the biggest opening weekend in movie history. The film is the beginning of the end for the overarching story that began in 2008’s Iron Man and will conclude in next year’s as-yet untitled Avengers 4. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin. The film is out now on home release. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
When it was first announced that actress Amy Acker was joining the cast of Fox’s X-Men series , there was a lot of excitement coming from fans. After all, after having big roles in such fan-favorite shows as Buffy: The Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel, Dollhouse and Person of Interest, the actress has quite the following, and a bit of a reputation as a woman of action. Many assumed that having her in a comic book-based show meant the actress would put her action skills to good use once again. However, that didn’t turn out to be the case. In the first season of The Gifted, the role of Acker’s Caitlin Strucker was more or less confined to concerned wife and mother. Sure, Caitlin pulled her own weight in helping the Mutant Underground from Sentinel Services, and her skills as a nurse came in handy every now and then — but fans felt like the actress’ potential wasn’t used to its fullest. RELATED: Well, that now seems set to change with the arrival of Season 2 this fall. While answering reader questions, reported that Caitlin Strucker will be a much different person when we catch up with her in the premiere. “We got the script for the first episode [of Season 2], and it said ‘Six months later, Caitlin’s face is hardened by grief, her body is hardened by six months of intense training,’” the actress answered. Given that she only had five days of prep time to tackle the more physical role, Acker was definitely taken aback. “I was like, ‘Uhhhh… someone could have mentioned that to me!” On top of that, it looks like Acker’s Caitlin may have her own weapon of choice. “I paid for sword-fighting lessons, so I feel like we’ve got to do something, right?” It appears as if, in the six months between Seasons 1 and 2, Caitlin will have evolved from nurse to freedom fighter — and her new skills will surely prove useful when the Mutant Underground goes to war with the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club. RELATED: Returning for Season 2 Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Fox’s The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane, Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker and Skyler Samuels as the Frost Sisters. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
The original 1992 Disney animated film has one of the greatest soundtracks of all time and it sounds like next year’s live-action remake will being adding to the number of showstoppers with several brand new tunes. Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who previously collaborated to award-winning success on last year’s The Greatest Showman and 2016’s La La Land, have teased a handful of the new songs they are co-writing with legendary Disney composer Alan Menken for the upcoming film. Menken had previously composed the 1992 soundtrack along with songwriters Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. RELATED: “We got to write a new song for Jasmine,” explained Paul in an interview with . “Alan wrote a beautiful piece of music and [actor Naomi Scott] is incredible.” The duo then confirmed they have written both a new verse for the opening “Arabian Nights” song establishing the film’s setting as well as a new duet shared by the eponymous Disney hero and Jasmine. RELATED: “It’s a sweet song,” Paul revealed. Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud as the title character along with Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as the Genie. It is scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
The spin-off might not have been picked up by the CW, but that doesn’t mean audiences have seen the last of Sheriff Jody Mills and her surrogate daughters Claire and Alex. In an interview with , showrunner Andrew Dabb explains that all the Wayward women will be making appearances in the upcoming season of Supernatural — and a lot of the questions left from Wayward Sisters’ last season will be answered. “All of the characters are going to make their return one way or the other,” said Dabb. “We found a way to fold [them] organically into the plot line, and some of the hanging chads from the pilot last year ended up dovetailing nicely with some of the stuff Michael’s looking to do, and some of the stuff that’s going on in our world just generally. It all folds together pretty well, but they’ll definitely be in multiple episodes this season.” RELATED: Wayward Sisters was the second attempt at a Supernatural spin-off since 2014, following Bloodlines, and the second despite seemingly positive feedback and . The CW passed on the show in May, with president Mark Pedowitz stating that Wayward Sisters RELATED: Supernatural, starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins, returns to the CW on Oct. 11. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
Director Shane Black’s is expanding upon the sci-fi action franchise’s mythos considerably with new forms of the eponymous alien hunter, including extraterrestrial hounds. Funko has tying into this year’s The Predator, including limited-edition figures and exclusives. While providing a better look a the female fugitive Predator, both masked and unmasked, and genetically-enhanced ultimate Predator introduced in the film, the tie-in figures also includes three different versions of the previously unannounced return of Predator hounds. RELATED: Predator hounds, as the name suggests, are hunting companions of the interplanetary hunter and first seen on the big screen in 2010’s Predators where they were known as Hell-Hounds and used by the Super Predators to hunt down their prey. The redesigned monsters feature a sleeker look that removes the spikes seen on the creatures in the earlier film. Also, interestingly, the ultimate Predator is referred to in the packaging as an Assassin Predator, seemingly confirming speculation that the new, more powerful hunter is , presumably with the aid of the new hounds. RELATED: With the return of Hell-Hounds now confirmed, the hunt is looking more intense than ever with humanity caught in the crossfire. Directed by Shane Black from a script he wrote with Fred Dekker, The Predator stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Jane Thomas, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, and Yvonne Strahovski. The film arrives in theaters on September 14. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
The second season of will feature a younger version of the franchise’s iconic character Spock but with a new actor in the role. After yesterday’s news that , Peck has since received the support of original Spock actor Leonard Nimoy’s family. Peck tweeted a picture with the Nimoy family flashing the character’s traditional Vulcan salute to live long and prosper, thanking the family for their support upon assuming their patriarch’s famous role. Thanks to the Nimoy family for your open arms, warm welcome, smiling curiosity and support, for making me feel worthy, as I embrace and take into my heart the iconic half alien we know as Mr. Spock. It is an incomparable honor.
August 15, 2018
Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has been relatively quiet since last month over years-old offensive tweets, but now he’s opened up about his own feelings, admitting “it’s not an easy time” for the cast. “I was a little shocked, like everybody,” he told The Associated Press. “And it was crazy timing, with Comic-Con. … I love going to Comic-Con, but I ended up not doing a lot of interviews around that time, just because it was so shocking.” RELATED: The tweets, which largely dated from between 2008 and 2012, were unearthed by some of Gunn’s right-wing detractors, and promoted by alt-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich. , attributing them to a time when he viewed himself as a provocateur. Pratt also referenced . “We put a lot of time, thought and effort into the statement that we released about it, and I think we all kind of want that statement to be essentially what we have to say about it.” RELATED: Several celebrities have spoken out against Disney’s decision to fire Gunn, and a fan petition to reinstate him as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has attracted more than 380,000 supporters. Drax actor Dave Bautista has gone so far as to say he would if Gunn’s script isn’t used for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, originally planned to begin shooting in January. Pratt’s response was more cautious, although he made it clear his friendship with Gunn was intact. “We all love James and he’s a good friend of ours,” he wrote in late July. “But we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a complicated situation for everybody.” Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man. I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3. If you please, read the… — chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) Asked if he still hoped that Gunn could be rehired, Pratt again referred to his previous statements, saying, “Well, if you go on my Twitter feed, you can see if the post is still tweeted, and if it is, I think, that will be what I have to say about it.” KEEP READING: The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
On August 28, 1993, the world was introduced to the first episode of the television series. Almost overnight, the series became a global phenomenon, one that is still going strong to this day. While the original iteration of the Power Rangers only lasted three seasons, the franchise would keep going with new teams, new actors and an ever-expanding mythology. In 2018, the series is still going strong, with Season 25, Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel. To celebrate 25 years of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Hasbro has now officially declared August 28, 2018 National Power Rangers Day. The news was made official on , with an announcement that calls for every fan of the Power Rangers, no matter the iteration, to wear the colors of their favorite Rangers and share the fun on social media with the hashtag: #NationalPowerRangersDay. RELATED: “On National Power Rangers Day everyone gets to be a Power Ranger! What are your Ranger skills and abilities? Do you have super strength or enhanced memory? Maybe your talent hasn’t been discovered yet. That’s ok! No matter where you live or who you are, with discipline, mindfulness, and heart, anyone can become a Power Ranger. Ultimately, the goal is to call your friends, color coordinate and get ready to celebrate National Power Rangers Day! Whether you are a red, yellow, pink, black, blue, green or (favorite color here) Power Ranger, on August 28th, it’s Morphin’ Time! Celebrate your passion for the Power Rangers on social media by wearing your gear and sharing your memories. Be sure to use #NationalPowerRangersDay to get in on the fun.” Hasbro recently acquired , in the hopes of unlocking the massive potential of the fan-favorite characters in all mediums. This move is simply the first in what is sure to be a massive focus on the Power Rangers from the company going forward. RELATED: The success of the franchise doesn’t stop at television. Currently, BOOM! is in the midst of publishing a massive comic book story to commemorate 25 years of Power Rangers with the fan-favorite storyline “Shattered Grid.” On top of that, after the mild success of the live-action 2017 film, to bring the Power Rangers to new heights of popularity. How will you celebrate National Power Rangers Day? The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
If one of the producers of had his way, Mile 22 star Mark Wahlberg might have been cast as Green Lantern in the so-called DC Extended Universe. The Warner Bros. film united Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg to stop an invasion of Earth by Steppenwolf and the armies of Apokolips. Although a flashback depicted a Green Lantern fighting alongside the Amazons, Atlanteans and Olympian gods thousands of years earlier, the fleeting reference was little more than an Easter egg, setting up the planned Green Lantern Corps movie. RELATED: However, according to Revenge of the Fans editor Mario Robles, producer Charles Roven originally wanted Wahlberg to appear in the film as a Green Lantern, presumably Hal Jordan. Psst! Bochinche Alert: If Roven had his way, Marky Mark would’ve recited the oath. But his days of influence in the DCU are over, so that isn’t an option anymore. — Mario-F. Robles (@I_Am_MFR) Warner Bros. hasn’t addressed the assertion, but notice that Robles used a photo of Wahlberg in an office in which the head shots of the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are pinned to the wall. Wahlberg certainly would’ve been an interesting choice to play Hal Jordan, and fit neatly alongside the likes of Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. RELATED: Considering that Zack Snyder and Roven began casting most of the key players of the DCEU at the same time, it makes sense that the pieces for Jordan’s arrival were already being put in place. Roven has worked on DC movies since Batman Begins, , explaining, “it was way too big a job for one producer to oversee.” Although the upcoming is , there’s been no news about who is being considered for the roles. Given that , fans are left in the dark about the direction of the planned 2020 feature. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
Played by American Pie actor Chris Klein, of the upcoming fifth season of , he’ll hardly be the only foe menacing Central City. In fact, The CW drama appears to be reaching back deep into comic book history to expand Barry Allen’s rogues gallery. According to , the series is searching for an actor to play Rag Doll, an identity used by a Golden Age foe of the original Flash and, more recently, by the villain’s son. RELATED: The casting call describes the character as an emotionally damaged criminal with the ability to “bend out of shape and fit his whole body into small spaces.” Producers are specifically looking for performances who can contort their bodies in disturbing ways. The website contends it appears as if Rag Doll will appear in just one episode, at least for now. Introduced in 1942 in Flash Comics #36, Peter Merkel was born “triple-jointed,” leading him to find employment as a carnival performer. When times turned tough, Merkel turned to crime, beginning with a department-store robbery in which he disguised himself as a rag doll. In the modern era, Peter Merkel Jr. adopted his father’s alter ego, presenting a darker version of Rag Doll who served as a member of Secret Six. RELATED: Returning Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
Celine Dion’s original song “Ashes” plays a significant role in playing over the James Bond-style opening credits, the track wasn’t originally written for the film. While director David Leitch was trying out different songs to set to the opening credits, including plans to feature Skyfall‘s Adele to further the James Bond parody, the production team were recommended the Dion track by her record label Columbia Records. RELATED: “We were auditioning songs and Columbia had a song that they felt could be a hit and was a ballad,” explained Leitch on the commentary track for the film. “I just laid it against the imagery and I’m like, ‘Holy shit’, it’s thematic to the idea of a lot of the characters in the movie. Losing everything and, hopefully, something beautiful can come out of it.” The single went on to top Billboard’s US Dance Club Songs, Dion’s third single to top the chart in her entire career. A music video directed by Leitch and featuring Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as Deadpool was released ahead of the film’s premiere this past May. Reynolds, who also appears on the film’s commentary track with Leitch, felt Dion’s inclusion was perfect as the singer, like himself, is Canadian. RELATED: “[She sings] the ever-loving shit out of that song,” added Reynolds. Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapičić, and Karan Soni, with newcomers Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, and Julian Dennison. The film is now out on digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray on August 21. (via ) The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
Who’s the most intelligent character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Tony Stark or Bruce Banner? Well, according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo, neither hero gets the top ranking for brains in the MCU as that honor goes to a royal teenager in Wakanda. In a video for , the Russo Brothers describe each hero who appears in Infinity War. When Shuri gets her turn, their assessment is succinct and unambiguous: “Shuri is the smartest person in the Marvel universe.” RELATED: “She is the sister of T’Challa [and] the princess of Wakanda,” Joe Russo said. “And she is the brains behind Wakanda’s incredibly advanced technology.” This technology is the how audiences first met Shuri, designing weapons and gear for her brother T’Challa in 2017’s Black Panther. While Wakanda’s wealth and advancement is explained by its access to the fictional metal Vibranium, it’s clear it takes a genius like Shuri to properly utilize the resource. In a universe full of geniuses, however, there’s always room to debate who is the absolute smartest. On one hand there’s Vision, who contains the entire internet in his head, or Rocket Raccoon, who can quickly piece together weapons of mass destruction from scraps. Of course, neither are human, so they may be disqualified. RELATED: Shuri will next be dazzling everyone with her intellect in Avengers 4, the untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. The film is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
A new Stargirl series will be debuting on DC Universe alongside series like Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing and Titans sometime in 2019 following the new streaming service’s launch this autumn. Stargirl was first announced during Comic-Con International in San Diego and will feature a fresh take on the titular hero, also known as Courtney Whitmore, as well as the seminal Justice Society of America. With the casting process for Stargirl currently underway, the official breakdown on what viewers can expect from this iteration of the character has reportedly been revealed. As reported by , “The series is looking to cast an 18+-year-old actress, of any ethnicity, to play a 15-year-old Courtney.” RELATED: DC Universe’s Stargirl will mark the character’s third live-action appearance. The role has previously been played by Britt Irvin and Sarah Grey in Smallville and Legends of Tomorrow, respectively. With that in mind, it’s understandable why the casting call is so broad, as the character has already received comics-accurate adaptations on the aforementioned shows. The casting breakdown also describes Courtney as being an “intelligent, compassionate and athletic young woman,” as well as “witty” and an “incredibly kind individual.” What follows is a brief rundown on Courtney’s origin as Stargirl, in which she was forced to leave her perfect life in Los Angeles to move in with her mother’s new husband in Nebraska. She then learns that her new stepfather was once a superhero’s sidekick and decides she’s going to take his old equipment for a spin, inspiring a new generation of costumed heroes in the process. RELATED: “Stargirl follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past,” An official DC press release from July reads. “This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.” Stargirl was originally created by legendary DC scribe Geoff Johns, who based the character on his sister, Courtney, who tragically died in a 1996 plane explosion. Johns, who is also the founder of Mad Ghost Productions, will now serve as both a writer and executive producer for DC Universe’s new take on Stargirl. An exact release date has yet to be revealed. The post appeared first on .
August 15, 2018
Believe it or not, an unopened box of first edition Pokemon cards from 1999 have sold for a whopping $56,000, putting a new, expensive spin on the classic phrase, “gotta catch ’em all.” The box, which has a chance to contain uncommon, rare or foil cards, was sold last week at Huggins & Scott Auctions, with the bidding starting at $20,000, according to . That amount of money seems like a lot to pay for a box set, even if it includes some hard-to-find cards, but according to the bidding history surrounding Pokemon cards, that price is actually reasonable. A holographic Charizard card, for example, sold for $55,000 back in April. You read right — just one card sold for $1,000 less than the entire box of first edition cards. RELATED: puts the hefty price tag into further perspective. The collection-focused site compares a first edition Charizard Pokemon card to other rare finds, like “the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle for baseball and the 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan for basketball.” Another rare card, a , also sold for $54,970 back in 2016, almost the same price as the Charizard card. If you didn’t know before, now you know that collecting Pokemon cards is a serious — and seriously lucrative — business. So, if you’ve got some rare Pokemon cards in your collection, hold on to them tight, because they could be worth a lot of money. The post appeared first on .
August 14, 2018