Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Watch a giant Star Wars LEGO Super Star Destroyer shatter at 1000 fps.

Check out this awesome Star Wars video that shows a LEGO Super Star Destroyer being dropped and destroyed in slow motion at 1000 FPS (frames per second). This video is really cool and I love that the highlight and circle various LEGO characters as they fly out of the wreckage. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - WIRED

Monday, May 4, 2015

Gwendoline Christie is confirmed to be Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Some big news has been revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens today as fans finally found out who actress Gwendoline Christie will be playing in the film!

May fans out there had been speculating it but it is now confirmed that Christie is the "Chrome Trooper" we have seen in the film's trailers. Vanity Fair broke the news along with a new photo (seen below). Christie's character is named Captain Phasma and is an officer in The First Order. The First Order will be the new regime taking over for the Galactic Empire.

I've heard rumors that Captain Phasma may have been tasked for hunting down John Boyega's character Finn who apparently deserts the Stormtrooper ranks. I'm very interested to learn more about this character. I'd imagine that her back story would be very interesting. Are you excited to see more of Captain Phasma?

May the 4th be with you!

Source: Twitter - The Force Awakens
Source: Vanity Fair

Every Easter egg and reference in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Avengers: Age of Ultron is not surprisingly doing very well at the box office and one of the things that fans can't stop talking about are all the Easter eggs and references found in the film! (It wouldn't be a Marvel film without them!) Mr Sunday Movies has created a great, new video that lays out all the Easter eggs and references in the film. He does a great job in this video pointing out connections to old and upcoming films that some fans may have overlooked. Watch the video below and see if you caught everything.

*There are spoilers in the video if you have not yet seen Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Source: YouTube - Mr Sunday Movies

See the 1977 retro style trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Check out this fantastic retro style trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that has been edited to look like the original 1977 Star Wars teaser trailer. The trailer was created by YouTuber Chris Anderson and it is very cleverly done. Great work!

May the 4th be with you!

Source: YouTube - Chris Anderson

The first piece of promo art surfaces for Captain America: Civil War!

Thanks to Umberto Gonzalez fans can now take a look at the first piece of promotional art for the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: Civil War! This new piece of art shows off some new costumes that will be worn by Steve Rogers and Tony Stark and they look pretty cool.

Captain America's outfit seems to be the same as we saw in Avengers: Age of Ultron but it looks to have some more red accents in places. Iron Man's new suit on the other hand looks to be a combination of his "Bleeding Edge" armor (similarly seen in Age of Ultron) and his helmet from the "Ultimate Iron Man" comics.

It'll be interesting to see what designs are chosen in the end for the film but this first piece of art looks great! What do you think of the art and the new costumes?

A photo posted by Umberto Gonzalez (@umbertogonzalez) on

Source: Instagram - Unberto Gonzalez

Avengers: Age of Ultron special effects featurette reveals that Grey Hulk was supposed to appear in Age of Ultron!

A new behind the scenes featurette with the special effects department over at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) reveals that Hulk was originally supposed to turn into the savage "Grey Hulk" in Avengers: Age of Ultron!

The video talks about what went into bringing Hulk to life in the new film and what were some of the differences in the process from the first Avengers film to the second. During this talk it is revealed that during the Hulk vs Hulkbuster fight sequence that Hulk was originally going to turn into Grey Hulk while under the influence of Scarlet Witch's mind tampering. They do not say why the decision to not go this route was made but it would have been really cool to see Grey Hulk on the big screen. Perhaps they are saving it for a future film. 

Source: YouTube - WIRED

Watch the official Jason Voorhees trailer for Mortal Kombat X!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new trailer for Mortal Kombat X that shows off some gameplay footage of Jason Voorhees in action! It seems like they did a good job with the character and that his move set fits him well. If you bought the "Kombat Pack" DLC then you'll be able to get Jason tomorrow, May 5th, otherwise he'll be available to everyone on May 12th.

Mortal Kombat X is now available in stores for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One, and PC.

Source: YouTube - GameSpot

Watch R2-D2 and BB-8 hang out together in this adorable animated video and May the 4th be with you!

Happy Star Wars Day!

In honor of today, May 4th, Immerus Media has created an extremely cute video of R2-D2 and BB-8 hanging out and having fun together.

The video is a lot of fun and shows off the duo trying to to play sports, watching the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, and even pranking poor C-3PO. I cannot wait to see these two meet in the new film and see what kinds of adventures they can get into.

Hope that everyone is having a wonder Star Wars Day and ...

May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars Day 2015 Animation from Immersus Media on Vimeo.

Source: Vimeo - Immerus Media

Sunday, May 3, 2015

David Ayer reveals Suicide Squad's Deadshot wearing his mask and eye piece!

After just releasing the first official Suicide Squad cast photo, director David Ayer has released another new photo and this time Will Smith's Deadshot takes center stage. This new photo of Deadshot shows off what the character will look like his his mask and eye piece on and he looks completely badass. One thing is for sure, they did Deadshot right. What do you think of the film's version of Deadshot?

Suicide Squad will be in theaters on August 5, 2016.
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Scarlett Johansson stars in Saturday Night Live's new Black Widow parody trailer.

Last night Scarlett Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live and of course the show couldn't let her come on without doing an Avengers skit. This one wasn't as funny as Chris Hemsworth's SNL skit that showed the Avenger's victory party after defeating Ultron but not everything SNL puts out is going to be gold. If you are a fan of Johansson's or SNL then it's still worth checking out.
"In her first standalone film, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) juggles an internship at Fashion Weekly magazine and a complicated relationship with boyfriend Ultron."

Source: YouTube - Saturday Night Live

Director David Ayer releases the first official Suicide Squad photo of the cast in costume!

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has given fans a real treat today by releasing the first official image of the Suicide Squad cast (or more specifically the Task Force X team) together in full costume!

This is the first time we are seeing any of these costumes and they look great! A lot of attention will be on fan favorite Harley Quinn but it has been stated that she will have several outfits throughout the film. This first outfit is interesting but she definitely looks the part which is great! (Love the big smile!) Karen Fukuhara as Katana also looks absolutely amazing. Cara Delevingne as Enchantress looks down right creepy, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc looks cool though I to see more soon to really get a good look at him, and and Will Smith's Deadshot looks pretty good.

I have to admit that I am excited to see what can be done with this set of characters and am really looking forward to this film. I hope that individual official photos of these characters are released soon so that we can get a more detailed look at them.

Seen in this photo are (from left to right); Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo.

Suicide Squad will be in theaters on August 5, 2016.
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Concept art gives us a great, new look at Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

Thanks to Umberto Gonzalez fans now have their first detailed look at Wonder Woman's full outfit in the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! This new piece of concept art shows Wonder Woman wielding her sword and wearing a cape or cloak. I think actress Gal Gadot looks amazing as Wonder Woman and this piece of concept art only solidifies my opinion that she will really look the part. Do you like the look that Wonder Woman will have in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

A photo posted by Umberto Gonzalez (@umbertogonzalez) on

Source: Instagram - Umberto Gonzalez

Jar Jar Binks bounces around the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in the parody video Star Wars: The Binks Awakens!

Check out this funny Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that imagines what it would be like if Jar Jar Binks was still around. The trailer is titled "Star Wars: The Binks Awakens" and puts footage of Jar Jar in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in some very funny ways. Whether or not you liked the character this should make you laugh. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - murdockmotion