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This amazing "Star Wars Anime" tie fighter space battle shows us that we need this anime right now! [video]

Have you ever wondered what Star Wars would look like as an all out epic anime? Well "Otaking77077" and created this short film showing fans an amazing Tie Fighter vs X-Wing space battle! I would love to see this created into a real show! Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - COOL CHANNEL

The characters of Destiny hilariously try to argue that their game is not the same as Halo. [video]

Many gamers are saying that the hit hit game Destiny is basically the same thing as Halo just minus the deep story. Watch as the characters from Destiny argue, unsuccessfully, that that assumption couldn't be farther from the truth.
"Destiny is like Halo but with less story and more loot? No way bro!"



Source: YouTube - mashed

The Piano Guys play an amazing Batman theme song medley titled "Batman Evolution"! [video]

Batman has always been one of my favorite superheroes so to see this amazing video from The Piano Guys focus on the music of the Batman era is truly fantastic! The Piano Guys' new video is titled "Batman Evolution" and they play three theme songs from the Batman era; the 1960s television show, the 1989 Tim Burton film, and the new 2005 Dark Night films. As an added bonus, as they play the theme music the corresponding Batmobile is parked beside them which is really cool! Listening to these songs just reminds me why I love Batman.
"Holy hemiola, Batman! 50 years of music and film all rolled together in front of the cars that have become icons of super hero history. This is one of those projects we’ve wanted to do from the very beginning of The Piano Guys. We love super heroes, the dramatic music that has brought them to life, and the vivid films that have made them legends. We used piano, cello, handheld cameras, a radio controlled helicopter, and some scrappy specia…

Harley Quinn and Deadpool go on a "Vacation" style family trip in this epic art piece!

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As a part of Comic Book Resources' "The Line Is Drawn" art challenge with the theme "What would their kid look like?", artist Marco D'Alfonso drew this amazing piece that features Harley Quinn, Deadpool, and their kids. The best thing about this piece however is that it was created as a parody to National Lampoon's Vacation and is titled "Irrational Lampoon Vacation". I love the film Vacation and it is funny to see Harley and Deadpool ganging up against Marty Moose here! This looks like a fun family! They even invited Uncle Joker along! (Check out the roof of the car.)
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Source: Comic Book Resources

Kitten assassins hunt their prey in the adorable fan film "Assassin's Kitten Unity"! [video]

The games of the Assassin's Creed franchise are wildly popular and thanks to this amazingly adorable fan film they may have just met their match. The one thing that gamers could ask for in the Assassin's Creed games is adorable kittens and now they have it! This video titled "Assassin's Kitten Unity" shows a team of kitten assassin's tracking down their prey. Watch as they run through and jump across obstacles in what can only be described as the most adorable way to die. Enjoy!



Source: The Mary Sue

Mario vs Pokemon - Game Boy Movie! [video]

Check out this hilarious fan film titled "Mario vs Pokemon - Game Boy Movie" that has Mario and "Ash" battling it out as a random passerby watches. This video was made as a tribute to the Game Boy handheld console and it's 25th Anniversary. I laughed throughout this entire video but the ending remark from "Ash" cracked me up. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Lee Hardcastle

See the legacy that The Clone Wars leaves behind with this all new video "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Legacy"! [video]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was unfortunately canceled when Disney acquired LucasFilm. The entire series however, including the unaired episodes, can be seen on Netflix.

StarWars.com has released an amazing new video that dives into the legacy that Star Wars: The Clone Wars leaves behind. This video also reveals that a new Darth Maul comic book is being released as well as a novel focused on Asajj Ventress and the release of an unfinished story arc from Star Wars: The Clone Wars titled "Crystal Crisis on Utapau".
"Learn about the lasting effects of The Clone Wars television series on the Star Wars saga and the future stories yet to be told." Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Star Wars

X-Men: Days of Future Past will get an extended "Rogue Cut" adding in all of Rogue's deleted scenes!

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X-Men: Days of Future Past was a complete success in every sense of the word for the X-Men franchise. Critics loved it, fans loved, and everyone couldn't stop talking about it. There was one thing however that seemed a little odd about the film and that was that Anna Paquin's Rogue was missing from the film (except a very small cameo).

It was later discovered that although Paquin filmed several different key scenes, everything she shot was left on the cutting room floor. It was said that Rogue's part of this story was cut because of time constraints which is quite unfortunate.

Fans will be excited to find out however that next summer there will be an extended cut, being titled the "Rogue Cut", of X-Men: Days of Future Past released that will feature 10 additional minutes of footage which will include all of Rogue's scenes as well as some others. Writer and producer stated:
"We want to give (fans) the fullest picture of the film — behind the camera, and i…

"The Legend of Korra: Book 4 - Balance" trailer is released! [video]

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WOW! The first trailer for The Legend of Korra: Book 4 - Balance has just been released and there is SO much to be excited about! It is to the point where I am afraid to say anything because I do not want to ruin it for everyone. If you are a Korra fan then you definitely have to watch this trailer now! The fight scenes, the characters(!!), the new outfits, SO awesome!

You can watch the first trailer for The Legend of Korra: Book 4 - Balancehere.

The Legend of Korra: Book 4 - Balance will air on Nick.com and the Nick app on October 3, 2014.

Source: Nick.com

UPDATE:

Nickelodeon has released the trailer on their YouTube page!



Source: YouTube - Nickelodeon

Harley Quinn Annual #1 will be a "scratch and sniff" comic book!

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Well I have to say that this is a little unexpected. It appears as though DC Comics is taking some tips from the 1980s and are going to be releasing a "scratch and sniff" comic book. That's right! This new "scratch and sniff" comic will be released for Harley Quinn.

On October 29, 2014 Harley Quinn Annual #1 will hit store shelves and will feature such smells as leather, pizza, suntan lotion, and a "mysterious compound". However, do to legal reasons, DC Comics will be calling this issue a "rub and smell" issue.

Harley Quinn Annual #1 will feature artists John Timms, Paul Mounts, Stjepan Sejic, Joe Quinones, Ben Caldwell, Rico Renzi, Kelley Jones and Michelle Madsen. That is quite the collection of talent. Here is what writer Jimmy Palmiotti had to say concerning the upcoming book:
"Yeah, the basic story is Poison Ivy has been thrown in Arkham Asylum, and Harley gets word that she's in there and decides that she's going to break h…

New Hyrule Warriors trailer focuses on the cucco! [video]

An all new trailer has been released for Nintendo's newest game Hyrule Warriors! This funny new trailer focuses on the cucco and how they can either help you or attack you within the game depending on how you act towards them. This will definitely add one fun feature to the game!

Hyrule Warriors hits store shelves tomorrow, September 26, 2014!



Source: YouTube - Nintendo

See Link's visual evolution from The Legend of Zelda series with this great breakdown from IGN! [video]

IGN released a new video hosted by Naomi Kyle that looks at Link, the Hero of Hyrule, throughout the history of The Legend of Zelda. IGN does a wonderful job at breaking down Link's visual history and
"For over 25 years, the Legend of Zelda has told the story of a hero pit against enormous odds. Typically set in the world of Hyrule, our quiet protagonist named Link starts from humble beginnings to vanquish the forces of evil. It’s an epic adventure full of classic themes that have been re-told over a dozen times."  


Source: IGN

LEGO Always Shoots First! A hilarious Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, and Firefly crossover! [video]

Brotherhood Workshop have released another really fun LEGO video and this time it has the ultimate crossover happening. Watch a conversation between Peter Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy), Han Solo (Star Wars), and Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly / Serenity) as they discuss the age old question: when is it okay to shoot first?



Source: YouTube - BrotherhoodWorkshop

Shazam hits puberty in this funny comic strip!

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Take a look at this funny comic strip drawn by artist Stjepan Sejic that centers around the Justice League trying to form a plan only to have Shazam's hormones get in the way. Seems like young Billy Batson, aka Shazam, is growing up.
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Source: Deviant Art - nebezial

New X-Men: Days of Future Past featurette shows off the special effects for Quicksilver's speedy kitchen scene! [video]

The upcoming Blu-ray of X-Men: Days of Future Past has some really fun features on it and one of them focuses on Quicksilver's amazing kitchen scene in which he speeds around the kitchen and has fun with the security guards. This new featurette will show how the crew was able to create this scene and deliver one of the best moments from the film.



Source: YouTube - CBMTrailers

See the first photo of Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in NBC's Peter Pan Live!

Thanks to the producer of the upcoming NBC event Peter Pan Live fans have just been given their first look at actor Christopher Walken as Captain Hook! The makeup department has done a wonderful job as I did not even recognize Walken. In the photo Walken is posing with Allison Williams as Peter Pan. How do you think Walken looks as Captain Hook?

Peter Pan Live
will air on NBC on December 4, 2014 from 8 - 10pm ET.

wow!!!! #allisonwilliams#chriswalken@craigzadan@broadwayworld#PeterPanLive Dec. 4 pic.twitter.com/mzObXroj1i
— Neil Meron (@neilmeron) September 24, 2014

Source: Twitter - Neil Meron

First photo of Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird is released for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

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It was recently announced that actress Adrianne Palicki was cast as Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird for the second season of the television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we now have our first official look at Palicki as Bobbi Morse on the show.

The character's introduction to the show will be in the episode titled "A Hen in the Wolfhouse" on October 21, 2014.

I have to admit that this photo caught me by surprise. In the comics I have always known Bobbi Morse / Mockingbird to be blonde and as Adrianne Palicki has been blonde for many of her previous roles I expected them to go with that. Maybe she goes blonde later in the show? I guess we'll have to tune in to find out.

A brief description of Mockingbird's character background can be seen here.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Test your movie knowledge with this episode of "You think you know movies? - The Avengers"! [video]

If you are a big fan of Marvel's Avengers and think you know the movie like the back of your hand then check out this great video from Screen Crush that may make you think again. They focus on TheAvengers in their newest "You Think You Know Movies?"
"The Avengers' is not just the biggest superhero movie of all-time, it's also one of the biggest movies of all-time period. But, if you thought you knew everything about Marvel's big movie, think again." How many of these little secrets did you know?



Source: YouTube - ScreenCrush

Danny Elfman recorded a special reading from The Nightmare Before Christmas! [video]

This is a treat for all of the fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas out there! Watch Danny Elfman, musician, composer, and the singing voice for Jack Skellington, recorded a special reading from The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Haunted Mansion Holiday event at Disneyland. Elfman will be a part of the upcoming performance at Disneyland titled "Danny Elfman's Music From Tim Burton's Films". If you have a chance to attend I say take it!  



Source: Disney Parks

How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Should Have Ended! [video]

The folks over at How It Should Have Ended reached out to fans to help with their newest video and had a lot of great and funny ideas come in. The newest video is focused on Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and it really made me laugh. I especially like the "what happened next" photos at the end. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - How It Should Have Ended

Watch the intro for "The Animated Adventures of Buffy"! [video]

Artist Stephen Byrne has created another amazing television intro using his fantastic art style. This time he has created an all new intro for Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  It is fun and filled with Whedon Easter eggs and fans out there will love it!

If you enjoy this video also check out Stephen Byrne's Animated Adventures of Doctor Who intro!



Source: YouTube - Stephen Byrne

University of Baltimore will offer a course on the Marvel cinematic universe!

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If you happen to be attending the University of Baltimore then you can sign up for a recently added class that will study the Marvel cinematic universe! The university has added a course titled "Media Genres: Media Marvels" and this class will be available in the Sping of 2015 and "will scrutinize the intricately plotted world of Marvel films".

The course will focus on all the Marvel films from Iron Man to Guardians of the Galaxy. The professor of the course, Arnold T. Blumberg, had the following to say about the class:
"One thing we’ll do is dive into the impact of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film, which proved two things: Mainstream movie audiences are not remotely tired of superhero movies; and Marvel Studios can now release a sci-fi adventure that actually features talking trees and raccoons. It’s not that they’re getting away with it—they’ve created a universe in which fans completely accept these developments, and they’re ready for even more." Thi…

Zelda Jiggle - A Jason Derulo "Wiggle" parody! [video]

Take a look at this great geek parody of Jason Derulo's "Wiggle" titled "Zelda Jiggle" featuring the characters from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise. The song and parody lyrics are very clever and YouTuber K-Face Rules did an amazing job with the video. The cosplays worn in the video are very good as well. I don't know if it was intentional or not but see if you can catch the subtle Harry Potter reference in this video as well as the obvious Pokemon reference. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - K-Face Rules

Man At Arms: Reforged creates Iron Man's sword! [video]

Man At Arms summer series "Man At Arms: Reforged" has created a new weapon that brings a deadly touch to an already deadly superhero. This week they imagined what it would look like if Iron Man fought with a sword and then created the sword that he would use. The sword looks absolutely amazing but the Stark Industries logo engraving and the inscription from Pepper's gift on the pommel are fantastic additions to this weapon. As always it is really cool to watch the creation process of these weapons. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - AWE me

Everything Wrong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 20 minutes! [video]

Captain America: The Winter Solider is regarded by many as the best Marvel film that has been released to date. Even though the film was a smash hit Cinema Sins was not pleased with it and found an insane amount of sins.
"Sorry America, we did not love this movie like most of you did. On an unrelated note, we also found TONS of sins in this movie; way more than you were probably expecting."  This video is 20 minutes long. 20 MINUTES! That is absolutely crazy. They point out some great things but you have to admit that this is a 20 minute nitpick video. Anyway, enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Cinema Sins

If video games had an "Impossible" mode! [video]

Take a look at what it would look like if video games had an "Impossible" mode to choose. Would you give these modes a try?



Source: Dorkly

Everything you need to know about Black Adam before the upcoming Shazam film! [video]

Actor Dwayne Johnson confirmed that he would be playing Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam film from Warner Bros.. Thanks to IGN and their video series "Comics History 101", fans can now find out the full history behind the character. As this is a full comic history of the character there of course may be spoilers in this video so please be warned.



Source: IGN

X-Men: Days of Future Past blooper has Wolverine and Storm kissing. [video]

Check out this funny blooper from X-Men: Days of Future Past where Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Storm (Halle Berry) share a kiss. You might think that the kiss and how Hugh Jackman brushes it off as nothing is funny but wait till you see Halle Berry's reaction to it.



Source: YouTube - Carlos Cavalcante

LucasFilm releases an all new trailer for Star Wars Rebels: The Movie! [video]

Lucasfilm has released an all new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels: The Movie which will air on the Disney Channel on October 3, 2014. This new series serves as a bridge of canon stories between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. With all new footage this trailer is definitely worth watching.

Star Wars Rebels: The Movie will premiere on October 3, 2014 on the Disney Channel.



Source: YouTube - Star Wars

Aquaman's look is described for Batman v Superman and his connection to Man of Steel is revealed!

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The Schmoes Know podcast "Meet the Press" has apparently picked up some very interesting news concerning Aquaman's connection with the DC Universe that is currently being shaped.

Co-Host Jeff Sneider attended a press luncheon in Toronto and overheard an individual who worked on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice talking about Aquaman. It appears that Aquaman will physically look like a "buff Hawaiian guy covered in tribal tattoos" which fits with the casting of Jason Mamoa. The gentleman continues by stating that what fans did not know is that it was Aquaman who saved Superman's life in Man of Steel after Clark gets thrown into the ocean from the oil rig. In the scene Clark is sinking in the water and sees a pair of whales going by just as his eyes close and slips into a flashback memory. The next thing we see is Clark getting out of the ocean but we are not given an explanation as to how he was saved.

Fans have speculated that the whales could have been s…

Skottie Young draws up variant covers for Marvel's new female Thor and Angela!

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Take a look at these really fun Marvel Comics cover variants drawn by artist Skottie Young for The God of Thunder #1 and Angela #1. The variant cover for The God of Thunder features the brand new female Thor that fans will be introduced to while the cover for Angela features Angela, paternal half sister to Thor, walking along the Rainbow Road to Asgard. I've always really enjoyed Skottie Young's art and its great to see his take on these new characters!
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Source: Skottie Young

The world's richest superheroes and supervillains!

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Check out this fun infographic that shares the world's richest and most powerful superheroes and supervillains. Could you have named all eight of these characters? Were you aware that some of these characters were as rich as they are?
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Source: Buddy Loans

It looks like Fox's Deadpool film may be rated PG-13.

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Fan exploded with joy when it was announced that Fox would be making the Deadpool film that we have all been waiting for. The release date has been set by Fox for February 12, 2016 and that date would not come soon enough! However, it seems that in order to make the certain things had to be done.

It appears that the Deadpool film got the green light because the script was rewritten to accommodate a PG-13 rating. The news comes from the "Meet the Movie Press" podcast which is always a fun podcast to watch and listen to. Everyone should check it out. I've included the podcast at the bottom of this article and the Deadpool news can be found at the 22 minute mark.
"I heard from the director that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all gonna hate this, they figured out how to make it PG-13. And therefore 'not lose its soul,' and that' a quote, of the script so that they can m…