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Anna Paquin's Rogue gets cut from X-Men: Days of Future Past!

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It has been confirmed by director Bryan Singer that Anna Paquin's role as Rogue has been cut from the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Paquin filmed only a single scene for the upcoming film and after Singer and the editing team went through the film it wound up on the cutting room floor. This is definitely upsetting news as this could have been the film to fix Rogue's character (which had great potential but never reached it). Bryan Singer spoke to Entertainment weekly stating: "Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” explains Singer. “It’s a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear i…

NHL logos recreated using Pokemon!

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If you are a hockey fan and/or a Pokémon fan you will absolutely love the set of images that imgur user "benjamagnus" has created! He took the existing NHL logos, and some past logos, and recreated them using Pokémon as their basis. If you look below you can see the logos from the New York Blasters (New York Rangers), Anaheim Mighty Psyducks (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), Chicago Brockhawks (Chicago Blackhawks), and the Minnesota Wild Arcanine (Minnesota Wild). If you click on the source link below you can view all 33 images and download them as a beautiful wallpaper. He has done a brilliant job at recreating the logos while keeping them the same at their core. Which new team logo is your favorite?




 Remember, view all 33 newly recreated logos in the source link below!
Source: imgur - benjamagnus

Forging the Blades of Chaos from God of War! [video]

Master swordsmith Tony Swatton has tackled another legendary video game weapon in the new episode of "Man At Arms". This week he took to his shop and forged the Blades of Chaos from the video game series God of War. The result is truly spectacular!



Source: YouTube - AWE me

Life size LEGO car actually runs and runs on air! [video]

Sometimes the things that people can create with LEGOs is simply amazing. Take for example "The Super Awesome Micro Project" which was a project to build a full sized Lego car complete with a working LEGO engine that runs on air. That's right, air! The car was created by "Melbourne entrepreneur and marketing guy Steve Sammartino" and "Raul Oaida, a self-taught teenage technology genius from Romania who Steve met on the internet." Here are some really impressive facts about the car: "Super Awesome Micro Project Factoids:
- The engine is made from standard Lego pieces and runs on air!
- The engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons.
- More than 500,000 LEGO pieces.
- Top speed around 20-30km (We drive it slow as are scared of giant lego explosion)
- Built in Romania and shipped to a secret location in Melbourne.
- It's a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool."

How cool is that! Watch the LEGO in action in the video be…

Regeneration Carol - A Doctor Who parody of "Baby Its Cold Outside"! [video]

Not Literally productions has put out another brilliant video and this time they have fused the Christmas classic "Baby Its Cold Outside" with the sci-fi hit Doctor Who! They have created their own lyrics to the song and titled it "Regenration Carol". They even flew Matt Elliot, Matt Smith lookalike cosplayer, to be the Doctor in the video. (Though the Doctor's singing voice in the video is actually their friend Erik Bryan, not Matt Elliot.) The video is short and sweet and they did a marvelous job. Enjoy!



Thank you to my friend Margie for sending this video to me!

Source: YouTube - notliterally

Gandalf proclaims "You shall not pass!" to a moving train! [video]

YouTuber SA Wardega has created a funny video that features a famous moment in the The Lord of the Rings books and films. Standing in front of a train he recreates the "You shall not pass" moment with hilarious results. Be sure to watch till the end to keep the laughs going! "You cannot pass....I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You shall not pass !!!"

Source: YouTube - SA Wardega

Luigi bears his feelings to Princess Peach in "Luigi's Ballad". [video]

Since the 80s Mario has always gotten the princess and has left his brother Luigi behind. But how do you think Luigi feels about this? Might he have something to say to Princess Peach? Take a look and find out in this great video by Egoraptor entitled "Luigi's Ballad".



A big thank you to my friend Luis for bringing this funny video to my attention!

Source: YouTube - Egoraptor

Actor Paul Rudd in negotiations to play Ant-Man!

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Marvel has just entered negotiations with actor Paul Rudd to play Henry Pym/Ant-Man in the upcoming Ant-Man film. Until now rumors had been spreading that the role could go to either Rudd or actor Joseph Gordon Levitt. However, it was recently announced that Levitt is now tied to the Sandman film that is being developed with opened the way for Rudd to take the title role in the new Marvel film.

I like Rudd and think that he could do a great job in this role. With Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) directing from a script that he co-wrote with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block, The Adventures of Tin Tin) I think this movie has great potential to be another blockbuster for both Disney and Marvel. I'm excited to see what Wright and Rudd have in store for this character!

Ant-Man is tentatively set to be released on July 31, 2015.

Source: The Wrap

EDIT (12-19-13, 9:37 EST):
Marvel has just announced that Paul Rudd has officially been cast in Ant-Man!
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Star Wars "Baby It's Cold Outside" (Hoth Version)! [video]

As the temperature drops and the holidays draw closer the holiday classic "Baby It's Cold Outside" will be heard more on the radio and at holiday parties everywhere. However Kirby Krackle and the Doubleclicks have teamed up to create an all new rendition to the song that has Princess Leia and Han Solo from the Star Wars franchise singing the song with their own original lyrics while on Hoth. The result is truly funny!



Source: YouTube - The Doubleclicks

Full length trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 2 is released! [video]

DreamWorks Animation has just released the first full length trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2! The first film was a lot of fun and from the looks of it the second will be just as great. The second movie looks to have a very interesting storyline and a big twist which is revealed in the trailer. It'll be fun to see how this twist plays out in the story and how it will affect the main character Hiccup.

Official synopsis:  "It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center o…

Nintendo shocks fans with great new Zelda title for Wii U - Hyrule Warriors! [video]

Nintendo held one of their Nintendo Direct presentations today dropped a bombshell right at the start of the presentation. Satoru Iawata, the President of Nintendo, announced an all new game for The Legend of Zelda. This new game however will not be a normal Zelda title that will fit into the franchise storyline. This new title is being created in collaboration with Tecmo Koei, who created the Dynasty Warriors video games. The Dynasty Warriors games are a tactical action based game and Nintendo is looking to bring that to the Zelda universe. The new game is currently being called "Hyrule Warriors" although that is subject to change. The teaser trailer that was revealed shows off Link battling numerous enemies including Moblins and King Dodongo. Link definitely has some powerful moves in this game and it'll be fun to see how they can all be used in battle. You even see some of the Hyrule Guard running around trying to get in on the action.

I'm definitely excited to s…

New trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special has great new footage! [video]

BBC America has just released a new trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor." The Christmas special will mark the last episode for actor Matt Smith and will see the Eleventh Doctor regenerate into a new Doctor. This newest trailer gives fans a look at some new, great footage that includes Clara's family, old enemies returned, the Time War, and if you freeze the trailer at the 38 second mark you'll get a shocking look at the Eleventh Doctor.

The Doctor Who 2013 Christmas Special "The Time of the Doctor" will air on BBC America on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th at 9pm/8c.



Source: YouTube - BBC America

New poster released for The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

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A new poster has been released for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2! The new poster comes with the tagline "His greatest battle begins" and features Spider-Man overlooking an electric filled sky over New York City. The poster looks great and I really like the coloring with the blues and whites which make Spidey stand out at the bottom of the poster. Well done.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will swing into theaters on May 2, 2014.


Source: /Film

Tony Stark transforms into Iron Man "Sailor Moon" style! [video]

What would it look like if Iron Man was a part of the Sailor Moon team? Well this funny video answers just that! Take a look at Tony Stark as he transforms into Iron Man "Sailor Moon" style.



Source: Geeks Are Sexy

RBS' Cosplay Closet - DC Comics 2013 Epic Cosplay Video! [video]

Take a look at this amazing cosplay video by Blake Faucette from Distractotron that features some of the best DC comics character cosplayers in a video that he has called "DC Comics 2013 Epic Cosplay Video".  This is how you make a cosplay video. The music is intense, the camera finds the best angles to show off the cosplayers, and most importantly it is filled with jaw dropping cosplays from all over the DC Universe. Just about everyone is represented and represented proudly. My hat goes off to this large group who you can tell put a lot of dedication into their outfits. I would normally want to point out a select few that stood out for me but I really must say that everyone did an amazing job here. Seriously, well done!



Source: YouTube - DistractotronChannel

Wolverine's suit from X-Men: Days of Future Past featured on French magazine cover!

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The French magazine Studio Cine has just given fans a better look at Wolverine and the suit that he'll be wearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The photo is featured on the cover and is pretty nice. It has Wolverine in the center with young (left) and old (right) Professor X and Magneto standing with him. The suit that Wolverine is wearing looks pretty cool and is reminiscent of his suit in the X-Force comics. Though I kind of wish that they would give him the actual suit if that is the look they were intending to have. I would take any classic Wolverine suit at this point. Wolverine's classic yellow suit was in a deleted suit in The Wolverine but director James Mangold said that it didn't make sense for Logan to wear the suit as it is a sort of "uniform" and he is the last guy to want to wear one. However, here he is in another suit. Why cant they just give him the real thing? That aside it still looks pretty nice. What do you think of it? Are you excited to s…

New online Star Wars video game announced Star Wars: Attack Squadrons! Watch the trailer! [video]

Disney has just announced a new upcoming Star Wars video game titled Star Wars: Attack Squadrons that seems like it could be along the lines of the amazing Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. This new game will be a free online game that seems to emphasize space and aerial combat with customization of the players fighter. There will be 3 player vs player modes including: "(1) Free For All: Fight for glory in 16 player death matches. (2) Team Dogfight: Join a team and decimate the enemy team. (3) Base Defense: Defend your base or coordinate an attack on your enemy’s base." "Watch the debut teaser trailer for Star Wars: Attack Squadrons, a new online space combat game featuring X-wings, TIE fighters, and other classic Star Wars craft. Visit www.starwars.com/attacksquadrons for a chance to participate in the beta!" I'm definitely excited about this game as it has tremendous potential. What do you think about it?


Source: YouTube - Star Wars
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LEGO Batman vs Superman proves to be a (funny) one sided fight. [video]

Fans are really getting excited about the upcoming "Batman vs Superman" movie but they can take a sneak peek at some of the action thanks to one fan's great LEGO video. Take a look at this video and watch how the fight would go down without the use of kryptonite. (Be sure to watch till the very end.)



Source: YouTube - keshen8

Take a look at The Last of Us as a LEGO game! [video]

Take a look at this fun gamplay footage from LEGO The Last of Us! Too bad this is not a real game! That's right, its a fan made video of what The Last of US would look like if it were made from LEGOs and it's pretty awesome! See if you can catch the funny Anchorman reference and be sure to stay watching till the end for a great crossover event!



Source: YouTube - Brian Anderson

HBO's End of Year Promo teases Season 4 of Game of Thrones! [video]

HBO has released their End of the Year promo and within it there were glimpses of the fourth season of Game of Thrones! One fan has posted the clips from the show and even though the Game of Thrones section was only 8 seconds long it is still your first glimpse at some of your favorite characters from the show. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Giulian Salvador

A Very Fangirl Christmas - A geeky rendition of Jingle Bells! [video]

YouTuber "Only Leigh" has just released a new video titled "A Very Fangirl Christmas" where all of the fangirls from her videos get together to sing their own version of Jingle Bells. The video is great, funny, and even has a cameo from Leigh herself! "Nothing says christmas more than gathering around the tree, hanging stockings, and fangirling! This holiday season the fangirls are bringing you their own geeky rendition of "Jingle Bells". HAPPY HOLIDAYS!" Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Source: YouTube - Only Leigh

Warner Bros. and Tt Games release the video game trailer for LEGO The Hobbit! [video]

It shouldn't come to a surprise to gamers out there that Warner Bros. and Tt Games having been created a new LEGO game and this time they are focusing on The Hobbit. The trailer looks pretty fun and you can see that they are following recent LEGO games and having the characters actually talk (as opposed to the original games where everything was pantomimed). I have no doubt that this will be a fun game that gamers will definitely enjoy. Check out the trailer below!



Source: YouTube - WBGames