Toonami news: Batman movies and Fena take over last weeks of October

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As we enter the last remaining weeks of October, Toonami is going to make Saturday nights/Sunday mornings epic. If you need some anime for your weekend, Toonami is going to be doing something different for these last two weeks of October. On October 23rd, Toonami will be premiering the Batman movies Batman: Long Halloween Parts 1 and 2 after Fena: Pirate Princess. On October 30th, Toonami will be having a marathon of the anime Fena: Pirate Princess.

Batman: Long Halloween synopsis:

“Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One begins as a brutal murder on Halloween prompts Gotham’s young vigilante, the Batman, to form a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen (Police Captain James Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent) in order to take down The Roman, head of the notorious and powerful Falcone Crime Family. But when more deaths occur on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it becomes clear that, instead of ordinary gang violence, they’re also dealing with a serial killer – the identity of whom, with each conflicting clue, grows harder to discern. Few cases have ever tested the wits of the World’s Greatest Detective like the mystery behind the Holiday Killer.

According to Toonami Faithful, Batman: Long Halloween is a dedication to actress Naya Rivera who voiced Catwoman in the movie. She passed away in 2020, but she was able to complete this movie project.

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Batman movies take over Toonami during DC Fandome weekend

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In case you missed it, Toonami aired the last episodes of the anime Black Clover. It’s not the end of the series, but for now it’s the end of the anime and the manga is still continuing. With the anime out, get ready for a new surprise for this weekend only. As a way to kickstart DC’s fan convention Fandome, Toonami will be airing two DC animated movies. On October 16th, the DC movies Batman Ninja and Batman Under the Red Hood will take over Saturday night.

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Are you going to be watching these Batman movies?

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Toonami Faithful

Discussion: Does Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe deserves a second chance?

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Remember Midway

Okay imagine this: you either had a PS3 or an Xbox 360 in 2008. Before NetherRealm Studios that made the Injustice series, we had a game company called Midway Games. Midway Games was a game company that was well-known for creating games such as Gauntlet, Rampage, The Grid and even Mortal Kombat.

Gauntlet: Dark Legacy (2000) box cover art - MobyGames

Welcome To Paradise! Cemetery Edition! Gauntlet Legends // N64 // Part 8 - YouTube

Gaunlet: Dark Legacy - The Something Awful Forums

You Can Now Buy a Retro-Authentic 'Rampage' Arcade Cabinet for Just $300! - Bloody Disgusting

Rampage World Tour | Arcade | Longplay | HD 720p 60FPS - YouTube

Dr. Betty Veronica (Character) - Giant Bomb

 

The Grid (Game) - Giant Bomb

From the arcade to global franchise: a history of Mortal Kombat

Focusing on Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat made its debut in 1992 in the arcades and it was made by Ed Boon and  John Tobias. What started off as a rough draft game having actor Jean-Claude Van Damme as the main protagonist which is now currently a well-known game which allows players to kill their opponents in a bloodbath, gore fashion. Mortal Kombat became well-known for the good and bad reasons due to its content. Despite the game getting praised for the fun combat, the game introduced the ESRB rating system due to the extreme violence. Due to the success, Mortal Kombat gained many sequels, spinoffs and even live-action titles like the movie and the Mortal Kombat Conquest series. However, once the games jumped into 3D and money got tight, Midway Games was struggling in the games industry. In 2006, Midway Games was ready to close the story with the Mortal Kombat story by releasing the game Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This game would include every character they made from 1992 to 2006 including 4 brand new characters like Taven, Daegon, Meat and the monstrous Blaze.

History of Mortal Kombat - Cheat Code Central

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe: The end of Midway Games and the beginning of NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 11 Owes Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe a Lot | The Mary Sue

In 2008, Ed Boon would bring back Mortal Kombat, but have it has a crossover fighting game that was parallel to Capcom’s Marvel vs Capcom series. He would team up with DC comics and Warner Bros and bring forth Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for PS3 and Xbox 360. The game would pit characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden and fight aginast the DC heroes and villains like Batman, Superman and Joker. There is a total of 22 characters, but 11 characters from each from the worlds. The only unlockable characters game offered was Mortal Kombat’s Shao Kahn and DC’s Darkseid. Dark Kahn was the game’s final fighter to the story in which the two villains would fuse and become one villain and this was the only game which had this character. The game got praised for the fun combat and bringing in some well-known characters, but the game had issues too such as not having a lot of unlockables besides the two characters. Also, it was tough having a toned down version of Mortal Kombat where displaying characters killing DC characters in a gruesome battle and having heroes like Superman kill his opponent.

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This would be the final Mortal Kombat game that Midway would make because in 2009, the company declared bankruptcy. As time passed, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment would purchase the assets of Midway Games titles which was Mortal Kombat and that’s when Ed Boon would work with WB and create NetherRealm Studios. Thanks to NetherRealm Studios, the would bring back and reboot Mortal Kombat and release the 2011 title game Mortal Kombat (also known as Mortal Kombat 2011 or MK9). They would also create the DC fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us in in 2013. They also create minor Batman games like Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Batman: Arkham Origins for mobile phones. Currently, the recent game they did is Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019.

 

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition now unavailable for purchase on SteamMortal Kombat 11 Review | USgamer

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Meat Topic: Is it possible to bring back a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe game?

With all this information about Mortal Kombat and NetherRealm Studios, we have come to the heart of the article. Would you like to see NetherRealm Studios make an attempt to create a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? I never played Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe the game, but I have seen gameplay videos and heard reviews on the game. I like crossover games. When I played the Injustice games I enjoyed using different characters to fight the main characters such as having Scorpion fight against Batman in the first Injustice or have Raiden fight Superman. In belief, it was tough to make a fighting game having characters like Mortal Kombat and DC Characters against each other. You can’t help but imagine your favorite heroes either getting killed or killing others because that would go against the moral code. In Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, Mortal Kombat characters could kill the DC characters, but the fatalities was toned for the T rating and that meant no gore was allowed. DC characters including the villains couldn’t kill their opponent and can only do heroic brutalities.

Could DC cross the rated M borderline?

For Mortal Kombat, if you wanted them to fight DC Characters, you have to consider the audience. Similar to Marvel, DC attracts fans from all ages from the young to the mature adults. However, in this day in age, it could be possible to bring these DC characters into a rated M game. We have had DC movies in which entered dark territories in both live action and animation. We had a realistic story such as Joker, a dark action perspective of Zach’s Snyder’s Justice League and even the brutal movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. In the world of Mortal Kombat, they even included Joker in the Mortal Kombat 11 and given him some graphic fatalities. In case if you forgot, Batman Arkham Knight was given the rated M rating due to language, violence and dark themes.

Injustice 2 Raiden vs Superman - YouTube

Mortal Kombat 11 Joker Release Date - Joker DLC Character Reaction

In the comic books as well, we also have even a character like Batman, a hero known for not killing, has killed depending on the story.  In the comic book Dark Nights: Metal, we have a story of many multiple Batman from different negative universes who strayed away the path of heroism and resorted to corrupt justice or became evil entirely. We have a Batman who is fused with Joker toxin and he killed the entire Justice League and we have another Batman whom gained the power of God of War and killed Wonder Woman. the animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood returned last year and was titled Batman: Death in the Family in which fans could watch Under the Red Hood and interact with the story. The movie was given the rating R due to gruesome deaths.

The Batman Who Laughs Kills The Bat Family – Comicnewbies

Batman: Death in the Family (Non-Interactive) Full Movie - Watch Online,  Stream or Download - CHILI

Besides the violent content, NetherRealms Studios have added slight easter eggs and references to MK vs DC Universe in their recent titles. If you pit Raiden with Superman in Injustice 2, Raiden can’t help but feel in disbelief to see Supes turn into tyrant after working in the past and defeating Dark Kahn. In Mortal Kombat 11, if you purchased Joker, Joker has a unique interaction with Cassie Cage. He tells her that this is not the first time he interacted with the MK world. He also adds to the comment that he was in all the “rage” with his fans making a references to Mk v DC where rage was fight mechanic and theme.

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Conclusion: Possible or Impossible at this point?

Times has changed throughout the years of Mortal Kombat and DC. Mortal Kombat is constantly growing and with Mortal Kombat 11, fans can still enjoy the funs of fighting with fatalities and even play with random guest characters like Joker, Spawn or Rambo. DC has been evolving as well in the films industry, comics and even in games. While there hasn’t been any news of an Injustice 3 game, DC has been active. Besides having characters like Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn join Fortnite, Warner Bros are in the works of working with companies and making big games like the upcoming Gotham Knights and Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad video game. Despite these companies being busy, it would be interesting to see Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios work together and try another attempt with Mortal Kombat and DC Universe. I feel like if NRS decides to crank the rating to M and WB allows death/fatalities in DC, it would probably surpass the first game. Besides MK, DC could utilize all the mature themes from past projects and incorporate into a game. Imagine the next MK vs DC game introducing the Dark Night Metal characters and using the violent nature or bring in fatalities from movies. Fatalities like Wonder Woman cutting someone’s head off (Justice League Film 2021), Superman snapping someone’s head (Man of Steel 2013), Superman using his lasers to drill someone’s head (Injustice: God’s Among Us) or give us a character like Mera and she could use her powers to suck the blood out of her victims (Justice League film 2021). To sum it up, if you let DC off the leash, you’ll be surprised to see how dark they get. However, I will also say the chances of a crossover sequel or reboot might be slim due to the companies priorities. DC has their own fighting game which Injustice and NRS has Mortal Kombat and they can go all out in deaths.

How Superman kills Shazam - Album on Imgur

What do you guys think? Would you like to see a return to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? Or do you just want things to stay the way they are and not go through this go again.

Superhero game news: Gotham Knights delayed! Marvel’s Avengers Black Panther reveal and more!

Comic book fans, I bring you exciting news for you! Some is good while others is bad.

Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights' Batman game delayed until 2022 | Engadget

This could be considered good or bad news, but WB Games Montreal announced that their upcoming DC game Gotham Knights will be delayed until 2022. Reason is because the creators want to take the time to make this game fun for the players. It was originally going to be launched this year, but instead it will be in next year.

Source: IGN

Marvel’s Avengers

Black Panther coming to Marvel's Avengers game in War for Wakanda expansion  - CNET

I hope you’re still playing Avengers because Square Enix has some upcoming content for you. Revealed this weekend, Black Panther is the next DLC hero to join this video game. As expected, get ready for a new story campaign, enemies and characters. Based on the trailer, Steve Blum (voiced Wolverine in past Marvel games and shows) will be voicing Klaw and Christopher Judge (well-known for voicing Kratos in God of War 2018) will voice Black Panther.

Square Enix also revealed a roadmap of content coming to Avengers in 2021. These include DLC characters like Hawkeye and Black Panther, new modes and upcoming online features. Unfortunately for PS4/5 fans, Spider-Man will be joining before Black Panther arrives in the game. The team is currently working on him, but don’t expect him coming this summer 2021.

Marvel's Avengers' 2021 roadmap. (Source: Square Enix)

Source: IGN

January 2021 Funko Pop Haul (+ December 2020)

Hey everyone this is Matthew from Matt-in-the-Hat and I am back once again to share with you another post showcasing my Funko Pop figure collection. There is no doubt that I am huge Funko Pop collector. With January already over, I am here to tell you what new figures I collected in the first month of 2021. Sit back and relax and let me tell you the history on how and where did I get these well-known artifacts.

December 2020

81. Hercule from Dragon Ball Super

This is embarrassing and I am not talking about this joke character from Dragon Ball Super. It turns out by the time I took this picture of this figure, I got him in New Years Eve. This was supposed to be in my December 2020 post, but I guess I overlooked my pictures. I got this figure as a Christmas gift from my friend and fellow brother in Christ, Ezra. He knows I love Pops and he knows my favorite anime is Dragon Ball. This character I have is named Hercule and he is a joke character. He is just a human who acts like the strongest warrior in the universe despite actually being the weakest hero. On TV, his name is Mr. Satan and he is a rich celebrity warrior who convinced the world that he has defeated the powerful enemies like Cell and Majin Buu. However, he is just a ricj guy who is friends with Goku and his friends and takes the spotlight for the media. He is also the father of Videl who is married to Gohan, he is the son of Goku.

January 2021

82+83. Lea from Kingdom Hearts III and Wonder Woman in Golden Armor from WW84 (Walmart exclusive)

I got these figures while shopping around Walmart. I was buying a Casper cartoon collection DVD and I needed help getting free shipping. The first thing I picked was Lea from Kingdom Hearts III. After regaining his memories, Lea returns back to life after dying as Axel in Kingdom Hearts II. He came back in Dream Drop Distance and he later learned to wield a keyblade in which he would train with Kairi and prepare for the final battle with Xehanort in KH3. Unlike the figure I got from January 2020, this Lea figure doesn’t have his keyblade. In case you didn’t know, the voice who does Lea/Axel is Quinton Flynn who is well-known for voicing Reno in Final Fantasy VII titles (except for Remake), Raiden from Metal Gear series, Henry in No More Heroes 1 and 2 and even Sheldon from My Life As a Teenage Robot.

As someone who likes exclusive figures, I decided to get Wonder Woman. Based on the movie that came out on Christmas of 2020, WW84 or also called Wonder Woman 1984 is the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman movie with Gal Gadot returning as Wonder Woman and saving the world during the 80s. Based on this figure, Wonder Woman dons a shiny golden armor which allows her to fight incredibly strong enemies and this armor was worn by another previous, powerful Amazonian warrior. This Walmart exclusive is pretty cool and I am surprised it was pretty cheap.

84. Venomized Groot from Marvel’s Venom series (Glow in the Dark Hot Topic Exlcusive) + T-shirt bundle

I seen this Funko Pop bundle many times whenever I window shop at the Hot Topic site. After giving into my temptations, I decide order this Pop bundle. This bundle or combo pack comes with a box resembling a comic book set, but inside it has the Pop figure of Groot and a t-shirt. The shirt has Groot possessed by the alien symbiote and saying “We Are Venom” instead of saying “I am Groot”. The shirt also resembles the front page of a comic book. The figure itself is pretty cool. I didn’t really much on the glow in the dark features, but I like how menacing Groot looks. Instead of a friendly look tree, he looks like a vicious man-eating plant. The shirt felt nice and it made me feel like a cool nerd.

I have a total of 84 figures. Which ones did you like the most?

Recap news: Mortal Kombat and updated Justice League movie trailer revealed

Mortal Kombat movie: First photos of Sub-Zero, Jax, Liu Kang, and more -  Polygon

Not to be confused with the 1995 version, it has been revealed this weekend by Warner Bros that they released a trailer for the upcoming movie called Mortal Kombat. Unlike the previous movies from 1995 and 1997, this movie will be rated R and it will follow closely to the violent fighting video game series. I can only show you the censored version of the movie, but if you are over the age of 18, you can watch the ultra violent red band version of the trailer. Mortal Kombat is set to be released in theaters in April 16th, 2021 on HBO Max and theaters.

story synopsis:

In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

Zack Snyder Talks 'Justice League,' Joss Whedon's Version - Variety

Revealed on Valentine’s Day, Warner Bros released an updated trailer for the upcoming movie Justice League. Directed by Zach Snyder, Snyder gives fans his perspective on this 2017 movie in his image. After the events with Batman v Superman, Bruce Wayne must gather the power of superhumans in order to prevent a global threat. Without Superman, Bruce will not only have to rely on his Batman identity, but with others such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash. These heroes must work together to face the dangerous warrior Steppenwolf and the approaching threat, Darkseid. This movie will be four hours long and it will be rated R. Actors will reprise their roles as well as Jared Leto who previously played the Joker. The movie is set to be released on HBO Max on March 18th, 2021.

synopsis:

In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.

Director’s Cut Justice League movie release date and new rating

United we are stronger than one. If you have HBO Max, I hope you are ready to experience Snyder’s version of 2017’s Justice League movie. Movie posters have been revealed showing that the movie will be streaming in HBO Max on March 18th, 2021. Justice League will be released in the same month likewise  the upcoming anticipated movie Godzilla vs Kong. Mentioned before, the new version of Justice League will consist over 4 hours, which will include scenes that was not present in the first version. According to IGN, Justice League will also be rated R. It described that it will be rated R due to language usage and violence.

Are you ready to see this movie?

sources:

DC Comics Blog

IGN

December 2020 Funko Pop Haul

Hey welcome back for another haul post featuring your favorite Pop collector. This is me, Matthew and I am to share with you another post revealing my up to date collection Funko Pops. This post will feature Pop figures from the month of December in the last year of 2020.

Before we begin, check out my girlfriend’s fanfiction at Vocal if you love Loonatics Unleashed:

https://vocal.media/geeks/loonatics-unleashed

Anyway, check out my treasure!

77. Silent Knight Batman (Hot Topic Exclusive)

78. Beanstalk Mickey

79. Mickey Mouse

I bought these three figures while shopping for a Christmas gift for my brother. After buying him Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for the PS4, I decided to treat myself for some shopping for myself. I went to Hot Topic and indulge on Pop figures. I went and grabbed three figures. The first thing I got was Batman Silent Knight. I believe it’s one of those special festive figures because on the box it shows DC characters celebrating Christmas. This Batman figure has an icy appearance along with snowflakes on his cowl and cape. The next figures I bought is two versions of Mickey Mouse. One is from the Disney classic short “Mickey and the Beanstalk” and the other is a standard Mickey Mouse figure. I am a huge fan of Mickey Mouse ever since I was a little kid. I couldn’t resist getting Mickey and I wanted to him be part of my collection.

80. Funko Box: Dragon Ball Z Only at GameStop

Since my family knows I love Dragon Ball Z and Pops, my brother got me this Mystery Box contain DBZ Pop figures and collector’s editions toys. It was one of the best Christmas gifts I got. According to the GameStop website, this is a mystery box containing some random characters, but each one has the following:

1 Funko Pop figure

1 PEZ Head

1 Keychain figure

Patch

1 set of 2-pack pins

I am not going to cover everything what the mystery box has, but I will tell what I got in my box. If you’re curious on what the box usually contains, check out the details at GameStop. In my box, I got this Majin Buu holding a lollipop figure. I got Perfect Cell PEZ head and a shiny chrome like Perfect Cell keychain. I also got a set of pins containing Perfect Cell and Final Form Frieza. The patch I got says “Frieza Force”.

This is random, but my brother also got me Domez figure from the Batman series; I got Robin. This is the third figure I got from the Domez series. The first two figures I got was a Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse (stepping on soap) and Spider-Carnage.

I have a total of 80 figures. I can’t wait to tell what I got from January 2021!

HBO Max plans to release Snyder Cut Justice League Film in March

Anyone remember 2017’s movie Justice League? Justice League was released in 2017 and it was directed by Joss Whedon. The movie was hit with mixed and negative reviews online. The movie was originally going to be directed by Zach Snyder, but due to unfortunate events, he dropped out of the project and the movie was led by Joss Whedon. However, it has already been said that Zach Snyder is coming back and will redo the Justice League movie in his take and it will be a miniseries in HBO Max.

According to ComicBook.com, Snyder replied to a commentator on the social media platform Vero in regards to the project’s release date. He mentioned that the movie is expected to be release in March. Snyder also commented saying his version of the movie will go beyond than the one that was released in 2017 and it could potentially be released with a rated R rating.

Are you excited for this movie miniseries?

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ComicBook.com

Toonami airs DC animated movies to promote WW1984

Remember the time Toonami aired some Batman animated movies during DC Fandome? Back at August, Toonami aired the movies Batman Year One, Batman: Gotham Knight, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and 2. Today, Toonami announced that they will be airing some more animated movies to hype the theatrical release of DC comic’s live action movie Wonder Woman 1984. On December 19th, Toonami will be airing on TV Wonder Woman Bloodlines and Justice League New Frontier. These two movies will be back to back at the same day.

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