ICYMI: Marvel releases trailers for Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 movie with title

In case you been sleeping under a rock or drifting in space, here is what you may or may not know what’s going in the world of movies. It’s been released last week that Marvel released another trailer for the upcoming March movie Captain Marvel. In this trailer, we get to see some awesome fight scenes with the character Carol Denvers as she uses cosmic powers. We also get to learn about how did she get these powers. Young Nick Fury is also in this movie and he is going to be involved with Carol’s adventure as they encounter other cosmic people like the shape-shifting aliens the Skrulls and learn about the Kree army in which gave Carol’s powers.

Captain Marvel is set to be released on March 2019

Revealed this Friday, Marvel just unvieled the long and awaited trailer for the 4th Avengers movie for 2019. This new trailer also revealed the title. No longer called Avengers 4, but now it is officially called Avengers: Endgame. Taking place after the events of Infinity War, Iron Man and the rest of heros mourn the loss of their heroic comrades after a battle with Thanos. Returning characters like Hawkeye is back, but with a new gear in which he goes by the name Ronin. Scott from Ant-Man is back and he wants to be part of the action.

Avengers: Endgame will be released on April 2019 instead of May.

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Martial Arts Hero Shang-Chi joins the MCU?!

If you guys thought that Black Panther was a revolutionary movie with a diverse cast of African Americans, get ready for another character to influence the Asian-American community for this kung-fu hero. It’s been reported that the martial arts fighter Shang-Chi will most likely get his own movie within the MCU. This movie project will take place after the movie Avengers 4 is finished. If you think Amadeus Cho Hulk or Cindy Moon Silk is a great Asian Marvel hero, you have not met Shang-Chi. If you’re wondering, who is this character and why is he great, IGN has you covered. I am not going to cover everything they described, but I will point out the highlights.

He’s pretty much Ryu from Street Fighter!

IGN described Shang-Chi has a warrior devoted to fighting and training. Shang-Chi travels all over the world in hopes to mastering his techniques.

No super soldier serum needed, just martial arts!

Ign pointed out that Shang-Chi is a hero that doesn’t even have super powers. It’s mentioned that he doesn’t need any support for combat such as Daredvil’s heightened sense or Captain America’s super soldier serum. Instead, Shang-Chi just trains himself to be a strong human and his abilities allows him to even deflect and dodge bullets. He is the master of hand to hand combat without powers… or it seems.

Shadow Clone jutsu?

I guess Marvel wanted to give Shang-Chi powers. IGN later mentioned that Marvel eventually gave him the ability to spawn clones and the clones can imitate his fight style.

70s was all about fighting

Shang-Chi made his debut in 1973’s Special Marvel Edition #15. The 70’s was the peak time for superheroes in comic books. Also, around this time, the 1970’s was the time where kung-fu was popular in comic books and movies. Unfortunately, it didn’t last as the 80’s came by and the plans of a TV series based on Shang-Chi  never saw the light of day.

Friend in Need 

Shang-Chi has teamed up with many Marvel heroes in the past. Shang-Chi has helped Spider-Man in fighting after he lost the Spider Sense ability. He has also teamed up with Daredevil and the Avengers. He has also helped with his martial fighter friends such as Iron Fist in Heroes for Hire and Collen Wing in Daughters of the Dragon.

Modern: Where is he?

Currently, Shang-Chi is in the free mobile game Marvel Future Fight. Despite his hand to hand combat skills, he never made it in any video game besides app game. Now with the news from Marvel, movie writer Dave Callaham will be in charge of the screenplay who is also working on the movie Wonder Woman 1984.

What do you think about this character? What’s your opinion on a movie focused on him?

My Pop Funko figure collection…thus far

Howdy fans! Welcome back to another fun filled post from yours truly. Some of you already know this, but I like to collect stuff. I collect anime, manga and video games. If I was a Marvel character, I would be the Collector. One of the things I enjoy collecting is Pop Funko figures. You probably seen these bobble-head like figures in stores like Hot Topic, GameStop and Walmart. These figures can come from any media like anime, video games, Disney, movies and other titles. Recently, I did an old post about my collection and I am back for an exciting update. I have officially filled one of my cabinets with Pop Funko figures. And yes, these figures are blocking my anime DVD collection too; they my personal protectors. I have two that is not in this picture and on a different shelf because I ran out of cabinet space.

I am going to go over what I collected and how I got them.

1. Kirito from Sword Art Online

Kirito was my very first figure ever owning. I got him in 2017 for a birthday weekend at a trip to Little Tokyo.

2. Donald Duck from Kingdom Hearts (Hot Topic Exclusive)

On my actual birthday in the same year, I bought this exclusive figure from Hot Topic. This was my first exclusive figure. This is Donald Duck from the Kingdom Hearts series in his royal wizard uniform.

3. Goofy from Kingdom Hearts (GameStop Exclusive)

I got this one from GameStop. Unfortunately, I don’t remember getting this same day as the exclusive Donald figure or day after. This version of Goofy is in his royal knight uniform from Kingdom Hearts.

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4. Tony Stark w/Iron Man Helmet from Spider-Man:Homecoming (Summer 2017 convention exclusive)

I got this one from winning a contest from the official Pop Funko Twitter page. All I had to do was to follow the account and retweet for a chance to win. Winning this was an awesome experience. It was my first convention exclusive.

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5-7. Asuna from Sword Art Online + Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bobble head (with gun blaster) + Sora from Kingdom Hearts

For Christmas of 2017, I got two figures; one from Sword Art Online and the other was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. My younger brother got me Drax (carrying a gun) and my friend Allison got me Asuna. Drax is my favorite character in Guardians of the Galaxy. I needed Asuna since I had Kirito and I felt like these two need to stay together. My friend Ezra also got me a figure since he knows I collect them. I got Sora from Kingdom Hearts; this is Sora in his KH2 appearance.

8. Super Saiyan Trunks from Dragon Ball Super (Hot Topic Exclusive)

I got this figure on the same day when Dragon Ball FighterZ was released in January 26th. Of course, I bought him and thanks to my parents encouraging me, I also bought Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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9-12. Sonic with a Ring from Sonic the Hedgehog + Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog + Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog + Crash Bandicoot

I got this sweet deal from the Box Lunch store at a mall. I was happy to snag these babies since I did grew up playing these games and it’s nice having toy versions of my heroes and villains. I wish I could have got Cortex in the sale. Now I need to try to get Spyro.

13. Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I actually wrote this in a late birthday post a while back. Once again, Allie knows m best. She got me baby Groot to go with my Drax figure, even though the box doesn’t say it and this is from movie GotG: Vol. 2.

14 + 15. Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) + Mickey Mouse (Gold Diamond Barnes and Noble edition)

I like to use Twitter to find sales on anything. When I heard the Diamond Mickey Mouse figure was back for limited time at Barnes and Noble, I didn’t hesistate. For an added bonus, I bought the Steam Boat Willie version of Mickey Mouse to go along with the golden diamond version. Mickey Mouse did start off in a cartoon called Steamboat Willie.

16. Sora in Guardian Form from Kingdom Hearts III (Fall Convention 2018 exclusive)

As you can tell, I enjoying grabbing exclusives. When I heard there was an exclusive Sora figure being sold at the Walmart site, I unsuccessfully missed out. I was indecisive and debated if I should get this one or buy it with other figures for free shipping. When I told myself to get this one only, I added it to my cart, but then it was too late and it was out of stock. There was other retailers selling it approximately $40 and I thought it was a ridiculous price. The following day, @churozz , an expert in Kingdom Hearts merchandise news, gave an update that the figure was back in stock. Without hesitation, I bought it. This version of Sora is from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III but with a new form called Guardian Form. There’s not much about this new form, but based on videos, Sora is shown fighting Heartless at Hercules world and his keyblade is able to transform into a shield and pummel his foes with incredible power.

17 +18. Venomized Tony Stark/Iron Man + Venomized Steve Rodgers/Captain America

Thank you Barnes and Nobles for your sales. Barnes and Nobles was having a buy one and one half off sale for any Pop figures. As someone who loves Venom and Marvel heroes, I bought these two. As a way to promote Sony’s movie Venom, Pop Funko designed these new figures which has the Marvel characters overtaken by the alien symbiotes. Ironically, there is no news of a Spider-Man figure with the black alien on it. I grabbed the Captain America and Iron Man versions to participate for the sale.

19. Sora with Dual Blasters from Kingdom Hearts III (Funko Insider Club from GameStop)

Some exclusives are hidden in websites. I bought this one when I found out from @churozz account that this figure was selling at GameStop. This version of Sora is from one of the trailers of Kingdom Hearts III where Sora can transform his keyblade into a pair of guns.

20. Hercules from the Disney movie Hercules (Limited  Edition Glow Chase)

I recently got this from a contest from the Twitter account @fundotcom_ and it was pretty simple to enter. It’s a pretty cool figure. I wonder what Glow Chase is.

With all these figures in total, I have 20 figures. Do you collect any Pop figures too? What is your favorite figure you enjoyed from this post or do you have one you cherish the most?

*This is my 87th post on my streak!

PG-13 Deadpool movie has new title! More than a Christmas cash grab flick?

Hey fans, I got some Marvel news for this upcoming December. The rude and crude merc Deadpool is returning to theaters with a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 this December 12th. This new cut version of Deadpool 2 will have a new title fitting for this Christmas season and it will be called “Once Upon a Deadpool.” According to the news, Fred Savage, who is well known for being in “The Princess Bride“, will be involved and will be part of the Deadpool group. According to Ryan Reynolds, actor of Deadpool and Wade Wilson, this PG-13 version movie will be more than just a cash grab and it will be a benefit. He commented that for every ticket purchase, the money will be donated for charity. If you don’t remember, the charity is called F*ck Cancer, but due to the PG-13 movie, it will be called Fudge Cancer. If you want to see Deadpool 2 in a “appropriate rating” and help out for others, go pay and see this new version movie.

source:

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/11/05/deadpool-2-pg-13-release-gets-new-title-and-limited-engagement-run

Lights, Camera, Action! Anime gets live-action adaptations?

With every popular anime, there is someone out there plotting to make a live action movie adaptation. Not one, but two popular series might be on the horizon on getting a live-action adaptation. Last week, movie company announced that they want to do a live-action movie based on Kohei Horikoshi’s Shonen Jump manga My Hero Academia. There’s not much information yet, but it is mentioned that Alex Garcia (Spanish Actor) and Pacific Rim: Uprising writer and producer Jay Ashenfelter will be involved with the project and Ryosuke Yoritomi will be the producer representing the movie in Japan.

Besides My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan will be getting the same treatment as well. Announced yesterday, Warner Bros wants to do a live-action movie of Hajime Isayama’s manga Attack on Titan. It’s confirmed that the director involved with this Hollywood movie will be Andy Muschietti who previously directed the the 2017 horror movie IT.

Source:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/10/24/my-hero-academia-live-action-hollywood-film-planned-at-legendary

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/10/29-1/hollywood-live-action-adaptation-of-attack-on-titan-on-deck-from-warner-bros

Wonder Woman sequel movie delayed!

Get ready for movie delays for this well-known superhero movie. Just like Fox-Marvel is doing with the Dark Phoenix and the Gambit movie, DC comics and Warner Bros have decided to delay a movie of their own. The upcoming movie Wonder Woman 1984 will be pushed back to June 5th, 2020. Originally, the movie was going to be released on November 1st, 2019, but Warner Bros and Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot believe it will be more successful if it was a summer movie. Wonder Woman 1984 is the sequel to hit successful movie Wonder Woman from 2017 and this movie will take place in the Cold War.

Source:

GameSpot

Movie News: James Gunn joins Warner Bros and help write Suicide Squad 2 movie

Remember DC’s movie Suicide Squad that premiered in 2016? I got some interesting news to share in regards to this movie. It has been announced yesterday that filmmaker James Gunn has joined with Warner Bros and DC comics and will be involved with the upcoming, planned movie Suicide Squad 2. This turn of events also persuaded actor Dave Bautista to wanting to join the movie and wants to work with James Gunn.

If you don’t why this is a big deal, I will tell you real brief about James Gunn and Disney. James Gunn was in charge and help create the iconic Marvel Cinematic Films Guardians of the Galaxy and the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The plans for a third movie is currently on hold since Disney fired and dismissed James Gunn for making controversial jokes in his Twitter about rape and pedophilia. With this dilemma, the third movie is on break and Disney is trying to decide to either go with the script James Gunn made, find a new director and rewrite the story or scrap it. This startling news has even led Drax actor Dave Bautista to stand up against Disney and is willing to leave the team.

Sources:

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/james-gunn-confirmed-as-suicide-squad-2-writer-and/1100-6462393/?ftag=GSS-05-10aaa0b

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/guardians-of-the-galaxy-3s-james-gunn-fired-by-dis/1100-6460589/

Delayed News: X-Men movie “Dark Phoenix” gets delayed again and Gambit movie in 2020

I got some good news and bad news in the world of Marvel movies. In this past weekend, Marvel and 20th Century Fox finally unveiled a trailer to the anticipated 2019 movie of the next X-Men movie titled “Dark Phoenix”. Dark Phoenix is the next X-Men movie that focuses on the character Phoenix/Jean Grey and her dark and mysterious powers. This movie is a sequel to 2016 movie X-Men: Apocalypse and the cast from the previous movies are back. The trailer revealed the movie’s release date and it WAS going to be on February 14th, 2019 Unfortunately, two days, the news announced that the movie is going to be delayed again. The movie’s new release date is going to be June 7th, 2019 along with other summer blockbuster movies.

Along with Dark Phoenix, the solo film focusing on the mutant character Gambit also got pushed back as well. According to IGN, Gambit was going to be released on June 7th, but now the new release date is going to be March 13, 2020. It is also revealed by the producer of the Gambit movie that actor Channing Tatum is going to portray the role of Gambit and the movie was going to have the theme of “comedy romance”.

Like mentioned before, Alita: Battle Angel also got delayed to 2019 and got replaced with an upcoming “PG-13 version” of Deadpool 2 in December 21, 2018.

So mark your calendars again and be prepared for the summer for Dark Phoenix. Dark Phoenix will be released on June 7th, 2019.

Source:

GameSpot

IGN

 

Deadpool 2 PG-13 movie announced! Alita: Battle Angel delayed?

 

This is a Christmas surprise… it looks like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Bumblebee met their match for the Christmas season because the merc with mouth Deadpool is coming back into theaters with major edit changes.

Recently reported by IGN, Deadline announced that the movie studio FOX will be re-releasing the popular anti-hero Deadpool 2 back into theaters; however, it will be rated PG-13. According to the news and a tweet by Ryan Reynolds, this new edited version will borrowing actor and director Fred Savage. It is written that Fred Savage was in the movie The Princess Bride and it appears that he is going to be involved with the movie such as removing any graphic and crude content.

With this news; however, this also means a movie is going to be pushed back for 2019. The movie Alita: Battle Angel was going to be released on December 21, 2018, but with Deadpool 2 coming back and taking the spot, the movie will be premiered on February 14, 2019.

If you are interested in seeing this re-telling of a PG-13 movie Deadpool 2 movie, mark your calendars because you can see this movie December 21, 2018.

source:

IGN

AceShowBiz

Funimation license live-action Death Note movies

Do you like live-action movies based on anime? I got some news for you. It has been announced by Funimation on Friday that they got the license to release home video sets of the Japanese version of the Death Note movies. The movies that got licensed are Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, and Death Note: Light up the NEW World. According to ANN, Funimation will release these movies in subtitled only. The first two movies will be bundled together and these three movies will be available to purchase on January 22, 2019.

Here is a side note: The first two movies have a dub version with the English voice actors from the anime but they are owned by Viz Media. So if you don’t care about the dub and you only want the movies in Blu-Ray, DVD and digital release, wait for the Funimation. If you want to watch the movie in dub, you might have to look far and wide for the Viz Media versions. If you don’t like the American Netflix version, get these instead!

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-09-21/funimation-licenses-japanese-live-action-death-note-films/.137142

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