Monthly Archives: September 2018
The hit anime series My Hero Academia is getting a fourth season.
Season 4 was confirmed at the end of the Season 3 finale, "Unrivaled," which aired today. "My Hero Academia, TV anime season four, is being made!" reads the subtitled version of the finale on Crunchyroll. Check out the gallery below to see the announcement.
A premiere date for Season 4 has yet to be announced, with the episode's end card simply saying, "coming soon."
Given the series' incredible success, news of a fourth season is hardly surprising. Season 2 was IGN's 2017 Anime of the Year and Season 3 earned a spot on our list of the 6 best anime of 2018 so far.
Marvel Comics released Spider-Geddon #0 this week. While that comic serves as a direct lead-in to the upcoming Spider-Geddon crossover, that's by no means the only selling point. Spider-Geddon #0 is notable for serving as the comic book debut of the Peter Parker of Marvel's Spider-Man video game on PS4. And if this issue accomplished anything, it's showing how much potential this version of Spidey has for his own ongoing comic book series.
Warning: spoilers for Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 ahead!
It's easy to dismiss the need for a Spider-Man comic set in this game's version of the Marvel universe. Marvel has an overabundance of Spider-Man comics as it is, with books spotlighting the classic Peter Parker as well as offshoot characters like Spider-Gwen, Scarlet Spider and Venom. There's even an alternate universe version of Spidey in Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Is Insomniac's take on Spider-Man truly different enough to stand out when you cut the gameplay out of the equation and focus solely on story?
For the last several years, PlayStation has found a way to continue the conference hype of E3, Paris Games Week, and TGS months after the fact, with PlayStation Experience serving as another home for big reveals. And while the confirmation that there will be no PSX 2018 is a bummer for PlayStation fans, myself included, Sony’s behavior over the last year is indicative of the fact that they don’t need PSX to deliver important news or celebrate big releases.
While PSX allows fans to come together and demo tons of upcoming and recently released PlayStation games, its place as a centerpiece for the entire PlayStation community is waning given Sony’s recent strategy and last year’s underwhelming show.
The new Justice League Dark comic series by writer James Tynion IV and artist Alvaro Martinez is only three issues in, but it’s already had a huge impact on Wonder Woman in the form of a new power that comes from a scary event in her past.
Warning: full spoilers for Justice League Dark ahead!
The series thus far has seen a dark force catch the attention of Wonder Woman, leading her to cross paths and team up with the likes of Zatanna, Detective Chimp, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat, and Constantine. We learn that all magic in the universe came from somewhere, and now something evil wants to take it back. Eventually the team comes face-to-face with the one responsible, an incredibly strong creature made of pure magic called the Upside-Down Man.
While The King of Comedy is a widely reported inspiration for the Joker origin movie, new clues from the set hint that another Martin Scorsese/Robert De Niro classic -- Taxi Driver -- could also be an influence.
The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver are both profiles of deranged and broken men, delusional urban loners who criminally lash out at those they feel have rejected them, and the Joker movie -- penned by director Todd Phillips (the Hangover trilogy) and co-screenwriter Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter) -- certainly sounds like it’s in a similar vein. The official plot synopsis for Joker describes Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck as “a man disregarded by society” and the DC film as “not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman herself, will be starring in the Agatha Christie adaptation of Death on the Nile, a sequel to 2017's Murder on the Orient Express.
As reported on by Deadline, Gal Gadot will join the project at 20th Century Fox that Kenneth Branagh will be directing and also, although not officially confirmed, starring in as the returning master detective Hercule Poirot.
Murder on the Orient Express grossed $352.8 million worldwide and in our review, we said "It’s a classy, riveting remake, and it will make you want to see even more adventures featuring this particular Poirot."
Tim Allen visited The Talk earlier this week and discussed the emotional toll of recording his lines for Toy Story 4.
"It is so emotional, it's so funny, it's so big the idea of what they've come up with," Allen said. "I'm startled.
was, I thought, amazing. This, I couldn't even get through the last scene."
"A couple of the scenes toward the end were really hard to get through," Allen added.
Allen also compared the structure of the upcoming sequel to Avengers: Infinity War.
Marvel's R-rated blockbuster superhero film, Deadpool 2, is getting a family-friendly version.
Deadline reports Fox is releasing a PG-13 version of the "superhero family movie" on December 21, although it is currently listed as "untitled Deadpool movie."
The report also indicates the delay of Alita: Battle Angel, which is moving from December 21, 2018, to February 14, 2019, and the Channing Tatum Gambit film, which moves from June 7, 2019, to March 13, 2020. Additionally, it seems X-Men Dark Phoenix has also been delayed.