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Marvel announces new director for Ant-Man!

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It seemed like Marvel may not settle on a new director for Ant-Man but it was announced today that the new director has been chosen!

Director Peyton Reed (Yes Man, The Break-Up, Bring It On) will now be leading Ant-Man into the Marvel cinematic universe! Adam McKay, who turned down the offer to direct the film, will be staying on to help with the script.

It became very clear that Marvel wanted a comedy director but it makes you wonder what this script is going to look like. Disney and Marvel felt so strongly about their direction for the film that they allowed talented director Edgar Wright to leave the project. Here is hoping that Disney and Marvel know what they are doing and developing and that new director Peyton Reed can create an amazing film.

Here is a synopsis of the film,
"Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect th…

Watch the full interview with Mark Hamill from Star Wars Weekends, including a dialogue between the Joker and Luke Skywalker! [video]

Actor Mark Hamill is appearing at Star Wars Weekends this weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. He took some time to sit down during his appearance, his first ever appearance at Star Wars Weekends, to discuss Star Wars: Episode VII, the original trilogy and do some amazing voice acting samples. One of which was a dialogue between the Joker (Batman) and Luke Skywalker (Star Wars). It is always great to hear Hamill speak as the Joker and that short dialogue can be seen below in the first video. The second video is the full interview with Mark Hamill.



Below you can watch the full interview. It's fantastic! Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Inside The Magic
Source: YouTube - Inside The Magic

18 facts about Doctor Who you may not have known! [video]

If you call yourself a big Doctor Who fan then check out this video and see how many of these 18 great Doctor Who facts you know! Watch as Cavan Scott, co-author of Doctor Who Who-ology, takes you through the numbers of Doctor Who and reveals facts like how many times the daleks have said "exterminate" or have offered someone a drink. Or how about which was the tallest Doctor or the companion with the most episodes? Find out all this and more in the video. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Doctor Who

Charmander takes charge with his fight first attitude! [video]

Have you have ever wondered why Pokemon takes turns while battling each other? It doesn't make too much sense and some Pokemon don't understand it either. Or why do Pokemon fight in the first place? Are they just angry creatures ready to fight at a moment's notice?

Take a look at this funny video from YouTuber "Shippiddge" that shows some of the answers to these questions when "Bulbasaur and Charmander escape the lab and venture into the wild". Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Shippiddge

50 Cent debuts his Maleficent parody on Jimmy Kimmel Live! [video]

Not to be outdone by Angelina Jolie, rapper 50 Cent debuted a great parody trailer for Disney's Maleficent that is titled "Malefiftycent". The trailer seems pretty normal until the end and that's when the laughter will emerge. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Jimmy Kimmel Live

First trailer for Sailor Moon Crystal is released! [video]

This is it Sailor Moon fans! The first trailer for the new series Sailor Moon Crystal has been released and it is getting a lot of attention.
"The look of the characters is certainly more reminiscent of Naoko Takeuchi's manga artwork than it was in the original TV series, but it may take a while to convince ourselves that Sailor Moon and her crew won't topple over every time they run." The long legs that the scouts have definitely is an odd look and can be best scene at the end of the trailer. I never got into Sailor Moon myself but I have many friends who absolutely love it and I know they are excited about this new series. Take a look at the trailer below and let me know how it compares to the older anime.

Sailor Moon Crystal will air in Japan on July 5, 2014.



Source: io9

Josh Trank's 2007 Star Wars short "Stabbing at Leia's". [video]

It was recently announced that director Josh Trank was hired to direct one of the stand alone Star Wars films. However, this won't be the first Star Wars film that he has directed. Take a look at this short titled "Stabbing at Leia's" that Trank directed in 2007. It was said that this was the video that helped Trank get the directing job for the film Chronicle. It's a fun little short that should entertain fans out there. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Joshua Trank

BaneCat returns to torment his owner in all new ways! [video]

BaneCat is back! And it doesn't look like his mood has changed much. Watch as he torments his owner in another hilarious video!



Source: YouTube - BloodBlitz

Mark Hamill talks about his great fans during his promotional shoot with Jedi Mickey for Disney's Star Wars Weekends! [video]

Yesterday I posted a great photo of Mark Hamill and Jedi Mickey promoting Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World. Now the Disney Parks YouTube page has posted a great behind-the-scenes set video of Mark Hamill and Jedi Mickey taking the promotional photo. The video also features a great interview where Hamill speaks about his affection towards his fans and how great they can be. Hamill is now 60 years old but you can see here that he looks great and has been getting back in shape for his role in Star Wars: Episode VII.



Source: YouTube - Disney Parks

New TV spot for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy features new footage! [video]

A new TV spot has aired for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and you'll catch a glimpse of some new footage as well! Take a look at how a thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac plan to save the galaxy!
Guardians of the Galaxy will be in theaters on August 1, 2014.



Source: YouTube - Marvel Entertainment

RBS' Cosplay Closet - Kitten cosplays from sci-fi and fantasy tv/film!

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It's always fun to look at amazing cosplays from your favorite cosplayers but lets take a moment to admire some cosplays from some adorable cosplayers who can't promote themselves without some help from their human friends. Below you will get to see some truly adorable kitten cosplays from various sci-fi and fantasy TV and film. The cosplays worn are from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, and Star Wars. The outfits are well made and fit the kittens very well. And with the added appropriate backgrounds and props these cosplay photos are an instant success. Enjoy!

Check out the source link for more pictures of these adorable cosplays!
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See all the cosplay photos inside the full article! (Trust me, you will want to see how cute they are!)

Mark Hamill and Jedi Mickey are ready for Star Wars Weekends!

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Mark Hamill took a moment to pose with Jedi Mickey to promote Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World. Hamill will be appearing at Star Wars Weekends this weekend from June 6-8, 2014 and it will be his first involvement with the event in the 17 years that it has been running! If you were looking for a great weekend to head down, this is it! In the promotional photo Hamill is posing with Jedi Mickey and both are wielding their lightsabers in a battle stance. This is the first glimpse fans have seen of Mark Hamill holding a lightsaber in a promotional photo in some time and is a good glimpse at what Luke Skywalker will look like in Star Wars: Episode VII. I wonder if Jedi Mickey will make a cameo in the film. Hmm...
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Source: Inside The Magic

Is Doctor Who a sexist show? Let's put it to the Bechdel Test and find out!

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Fans have been accusing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat of creating sexist characters for some time and study author Rebecca Moore analyzed the show and all of the modern Doctor Who episodes to see if it would pass the Bechdel Test. "The Bechdel Test was developed for films. To pass, a movie must have at least two women in it who talk to each other, about something besides a man." Surprisingly only 12 of Moffatt’s episodes pass the test (up until Season 8).

Looking at the results, Moffatt’s 57% pass rate is significantly lower than Russell T. Davies’ 89% pass rate. Does this mean that the accusations against him are correct? The test then breaks down the show to the female companions where the character of Donna Noble scored the highest. She passed the test in every one of her episodes. Way to go, Donna! Rose Tyler scored 74% but Moore notes, "Fun fact, Rose’s Bechdel test score would have been in the 80′s were it not for the episodes Moffat wrote during her run.&quo…

New featurette for Dreamworks' How To Train Your Dragon 2 introduces you to some new dragons! [video]

DreamWorks Animation just released another new featurette for How to Train Your Dragon 2 and this time it is focusing on the dragons themselves. The featurette is titled "Meet the New Dragons" and you'll get to hear the cast talk about a new of the new dragons that you'll see in the new film. Dragons like the four winged dragon Cloudjumper or the huge alpha dragon that breathes ice known as the Bewilderbeast. Watch closely as you will also see a bit of new footage from the film in the video as well.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 will fly into theaters on June 20, 2014.



Source: YouTube - DreamWorksTV

Jaw dropping 17 minute metal tribute to the history of video games! [video]

There's no shortest of metal tributes on YouTube but YouTuber FamilyJules7X has created one that definitely stands out! He created a 17 minute tribute that takes gamers through the history of video games. From games like Pong and Space Invaders, to The Legend of Zelda and Sonic, all the way to Fallout 3 and The Last of Us, this tribute has a little bit of something for everyone.
"I had a ridiculously fun time making this. The covers in the style I was doing them started to drain on me and I had to do something different. I've been planning something like this since the very beginning of my YouTube videos as I was greatly inspired by the Mario Paint video Evolution of Video Gaming, not to mention people like Fredde Gredde who put countless songs in one video and still made it enjoyable regardless of the length. I hope this video does everything I hoped it would for you and really take you on a journey through the amazing short life video gaming has had since 1972.  These p…

Brilliant fan made Guardians of the Galaxy poster gets inspiration from Star Wars!

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Check out this awesome fan made poster by artist Matt Ferguson that combines the classic poster of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope with the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy. The poster is a lot of fun and works pretty well. Here is what Ferguson had to say about his work:
"I can’t think of a film I have been more excited about in years. When asked to make a poster for the Poster Posse based on Guardians Of The Galaxy I thought to my self ‘Why am I so excited about this film?’. This led me to think about the way it has been marketed as an old school space romp akin to Star Wars and other films of my youth… then I had a lightbulb moment and realized ‘Why not just do a Star Wars mashup!?!’. My favorite Star Wars poster is definitely the classic Tom Jung design for the first film, so I just did that. Simple really. I have a goood feeling about this movie." I think most Marvel fans will agree that there is definitely a feeling of greatness about this movie and I kn…

One man band plays the Star Wars theme on the streets of Sweden! [video]

Check out this one man band playing the theme song to Star Wars on the streets of Stockholm, Sweden! I know I would definitely stop and give this guy a donation. This is incredibly fun and it sounds pretty good too!



Source: YouTube - Carlos Cassiani

Master swordsmith forges William Wallace's claymore from Braveheart in real life! [video]

Master swordsmith Tony Swatton turned to a more historical blade for this week's "Man At Arms" video. He took fans' suggestions and forged William Wallace's claymore from the film Braveheart! A claymore is the Scottish variant of the late medieval two-handed longsword. Swatton makes a comment that he thinks that this build may be his favorite from this season's builds since it is more of a historical piece rather than a fantasy piece from a video game or anime. I have to agree that watching this sword be forged did have an extra bit of coolness to it knowing that soldiers once really fought with this weapon. The resulting sword, the claymore, looks fantastic and down right scary if you are on the wrong end of the blade. Enjoy!



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Josh Trank is hired to direct a stand alone Star Wars film!

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It was announced by Lucasfilm and Disney that director Josh Trank has been hired to direct one of the stand alone Star Wars films. Trank is known for directing the film Chronicle and is currently directing the Fantastic Four reboot. At the moment there is no word what film he will be actually directing but most rumors have said the stand alone films will focus on either Han Solo, Yoda, or Boba Fett.

Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, stated,
"We’re thrilled to welcome Josh into the family. He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX." When questioned himself about his hire Josh Trank said,
"The magic of the Star Wars universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."…

Oberyn Martell defeats The Mountain in this great re-cut Game of Thrones scene! [video]

*Spoilers for Game of Thrones - "The Mountain and The Viper"*

Many fans were surprised and upset at the outcome of the big fight scene in the Game of Thrones episode "The Mountain and The Viper". Fans had come to really like the character of Oberyn Martell and didn't want him to die. Especially since he had essentially won the fight! Well one fan, Ozzy Man, has created this great video that offers a few changes to the scene which include a change in music and of course outcome. Watch as Oberyn Martell defeats Gregor Clegane in this re-cut battle scene. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Ozzy Man

J.J. Abrams reacts to leaked Star Wars: Episode VII set photos with a photo of his own!

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Recently, there have been a lot of photos emerging from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and director J.J. Abrams has been taking note of them. Abrams tweeted a fantastic photo response on the Bad Robot twitter page that was truly fantastic. The note in the photo reads:
"I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie." The great thing about the photo is that it tells us a lot. First, the leaked photos we have been seeing are real. Second, the Millennium Falcon is definitely coming back. Big Star Wars fans may recognize what the note is sitting on top of. It's the holochess board from the Millennium Falcon. Seen in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope when Chewbacca and R2-D2 are playing holochess during their trip to Alderaan. Great response, Abrams!
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Source: Twitter - bad_robot

The Giver releases a new full length trailer! [video]

An all new trailer has been released for the upcoming film The Giver and it certainly gives the film a new ray of hope for greatness. This new trailer gives the audience a a grander view of the story and atmosphere of the book. This trailer is certainly a step in the right direction for the film but some fans may feel that the step is a little too big. The trailer hints pretty heavily (or in some cases just flat out tells you) some of the books twists so that is a little unfortunate. But all the same I am quite excited for this film as I absolutely love the book.

Here is the film's synopsis:
"The haunting story of "The Giver" centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. The film is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was t…

Fantastic Doctor Who theme covered on the cello! [video]

Aubrey from The Doubleclicks has created this fantastic musical cover of the Doctor Who theme song on her cello and it came out amazing. Watch as she plays the various parts of the song and blends them together to create sci-fi greatness.



Source: YouTube - The Doubleclicks

Batman: Arkham Knight - Batmobile Battle Mode trailer! [video]

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham Knight and it shows off the offensive capability of the Batmobile. Titled "Batmobile Battle Mode Reveal" this new trailer hilighlights the Batmobile's new fire power and gives fans a look at what they'll be driving around in the new game. Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed and will be released in 2015.



Source: YouTube - Batman Arkham

New book shows off the best look at Master Splinter and Shredder in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Thanks to an upcoming book titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, fans can now take their best look at Master Splinter and Shredder from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The book pays tribute to the many years that the Turtles have been around and shows off the various designs that they have had in different media. It also shares concept art from the upcoming film. Before we take a look at the photos let's take a look at the description of the book.
"Discover the complete story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time–from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio in Dover, New Hampshire, to their multimillion-dollar breakout success, and their position as four of the best-loved characters of all time.  Featuring interviews with every key figure in the Turtles’ evolution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History presents the tale straight from the mouths of those who were…

New set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII show the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing being built!

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Yesterday fans were treated to 45 set photos from the Abu Dhabi desert set of Star Wars: Episode VII and today we have several more photos from a sound stage in London. The new photos feature Han Solo's iconic spaceship the Millennium Falcon being built as well as a X-Wing. Although this X-Wing looks slightly modified so maybe this is an upgrade. Fans figured that the Falcon would make a return once Han Solo was a confirmed character but it's still great to get photographic proof. I can't wait to see Han and Chewie get into the Falcon and fly around one more time.
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Source: TMZ

10 astonishing facts about the X-Men! [video]

Alright Marvel, it's time to test your X-Men knowledge and see how big of a fan you really are! Check out this great video that shares "10 Astonishing Facts About X-Men" and see how many you already knew. For example, what was the original name intended for the X-Men team? Who were Professor X and Magneto modeled after? Or what iconic royal figure was almost featured as a fame hungry mutant until public uproar stopped it? Find out in the video below!



Source: YouTube - AllTime10s

Luigi's evil stare in Mario Kart 8! [video]

Thanks to the replay feature in the new Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Wii U, some hilarious videos have been popping up. Luigi especially has been at the center of these videos with his devilish stare as he passes opponents. Take a look at these two hilarious videos to see how evil Luigi can really be.



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Source: Geekology
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10 curious and fun facts about Nintendo's Mario! [video]

If you call yourself a big Nintendo fan, or more specifically a big Mario fan, then check out this fun video that features 10 great facts about Mario. Some of the facts are well known but some will completely shock fans out there! For example, Nintendo created Mario because they could not make a game for what character? Or what kind of weapon was Mario going to have in early designs of the game? I don't want to say the answers here so that I do not ruin the surprise so check out the video and enjoy!



Source: YouTube - AllTIme10s

45 set photos emerge from Star Wars: Episode VII's Abu Dhabi desert set!

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Star Wars: Episode VII is officially in production and the first location of the film is in the Abu Dhabi desert for scenes that will take place on the planet Tatooine! After scenes were done there it moved over to Pinewood Studios in London where it will finish up filming.

However, just because the cast and crew have left Abu Dhabi doesn't mean that we can't get a look at what was going on. TMZ has posted 45 set photos that includes extras, props, costumes, set designs, and some really cool looking new creatures. Be warned however that these images will contain spoilers for the film. It is being said that less CG will be used in this new film and that J.J. Abrams will rely more on practical props and puppets which is fantastic. If you would like to see the set photos from TMZ click the source link below!

Star Wars: Episode VII will be in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Source: TMZ

New featurette for How To Train Your Dragon 2 is titled "Dragons and Riders"! [video]

A new featurette has been released by DreamWorks Animation for their upcoming film How To Train Your Dragon 2 called "Dragons and Riders". This is a really fun video that focuses on the human friendships with the dragons in the film. There are a few new pieces of footage in this video as well as some great interview pieces with the cast. This movie looks like it is shaping up to be really good. Can't wait for the release!

 How To Train Your Dragon 2 will fly into theaters on June 24, 2014.



Source: YouTube - Dream Works Animation UK

Microsoft's Xbox symbol makes no sense!

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I never thought about this but this funny photo brings up a great point. What's up with that, Microsoft?


Source: Dueling Analogs

Star Wars adds Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie to the Episode VII cast!

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Lucasfilm made a big casting announcement today for Star Wars: Episode VII when they revealed that Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) have officially joined the cast!

When approached for a statement Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated,
"I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape." At the moment there are no characters tied to these castings but if I had to take a hopeful guess I might say that Nyong'o would make a great Asajj Ventress. Having Ventress enter the films would be fantastic. For the moment however, we'll have to wait and see who they have been cast as.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be in theaters on December 18, 2015.



Source: Star Wars

Mortal Kombat X announcement trailer! [video]

Warner Bros. has revealed a new Mortal Kombat game that is going to be released in 2015 titled Mortal Kombat X. The game is being released on PlayStation 4, XBox One, and PC and is being developed by Mortal Kombat creators NetherRealm. Although it looks like it might be the trailer is not gameplay footage.
"Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecedented Kombat experience." E3 is saying that the studio has stated that Mortal Kombat X,
"launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.  For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the for…