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Guardians of the Galaxy | May the 4th

May the Fourth be with you. Always.


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THE DARK TOWER | Official Trailer [HD]

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Netflix & Marvel’s The Defenders | Official Trailer [HD]

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Teaser: Marvel’s RUNAWAYS TV Show from Hulu

So you’re Brian K. Vaughan and you experience that proud moment when you see Marvel and Hulu turn something you created into a TV show.

EDIT: the leaked teaser is un-embed-able or has been removed.

See the tease at

Copy from Screenrant.comAs expected with a first teaser, the majority of the footage is used introducing Gregg Sulkin (Chase Stein), Virginia Gardner (Karolina Dean), Rhenzy Feliz (Alex Wilder), Ariela Barer (Gert Yorkes), Lyrica Okano (Nico Minoru), and Allegra Acosta (Molly Hernandez) in their new Marvel roles. Outside of the looks at these characters, the events that unfold follow closely to the start of the 2003 comic run by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona. In this arc, the young, soon-to-be heroes stumble upon their parents doing unspeakable acts as The Pride, forcing them to runaway from their homes; hence the team name.

With glimpses of The Pride’s rituals being shown, the power sets of the heroes are also not fully explored here either. There is a glimpse of Karolina’s powers of alien origin, but it is unclear if they will keep that background or find a new way to explain her powers. There also appears to be a shot of Molly’s eyes glowing, possibly indicating the use of her powers, but she will also likely undergo some origin changes as she is a mutant originally in the comics.

Once more of Runways begins filming and Hulu has more content at its disposal, we should be getting a trailer that better showcases the Runaways in action. Fans are anxiously awaiting the Staff of One to manifest out of Nico, see Chase dawn his gloves, and/or have Gert call upon her friendly-but-deadly dinosaur, Old Lace. However, some of those elements may have been too strange for a teaser, so keeping it simple to start could be the better strategy.

Runaways is expected to premiere on Hulu sometime in 2018.


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Meanwhile, As We Wait for Southern Bastards . . .

Well, those of us (and we are legion) waiting around (im)patiently for more Southern Bastards can thank the upcoming SCALPED TV show and the developing SOUTHERN BASTARDS TV show as well as both Jasons, Aaron & Latour’s, contractual commitments at Marvel for the wait and irregularity of our favorite Dixie-fried crime comic series. Great things are worth the wait, but damn, I need at least 6 issues of Southern Bastards a year. But I can do two things at once — grump about the lack of Southern Bastards in my life while also congratulating the Jasons (especially Aaron) on their ever-increasing success. Bravo boys! But word to the wise: you don’t really want to be on Coach Boss’ bad side, do ya? Just sayin’.

You can check out @jasonaaron’s Tweet for yourself here:

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Justice League (Official Movie Trailer)

Looks fun!


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Role Casting in the Modern Era

As comic book fans — and by natural extension, comic book movie fans — we tend to get a bit passionate about prospective and rumored casting of roles as well as the actual official casting. And in these times of ultra-successful comic-adapted superhero action movies, plenty of actors come out of the woodwork stating a desire to play a superhero in any of the plenty of upcoming movies.

Most recently news came out that SUPERNATURAL’s Jared Padalecki has always wanted to play DC Comics’s NIGHTWING character. As this reveal made its way throughout comics media, the blogosphere and social media, fans began to debate the validity of Padalecki’s candidacy as a prospective Nightwing. Some agreed he could truly be a good fit and that he certainly has ‘the look’. Others disagreed, citing his age (currently 34) in relation to a likely mid-20s Dick Grayson alter ego. To that regard even I contented that Padalecki could easily play a character 10 years younger provided he’s clean-shaven.

And then a few days later, well today, I came to realize this: it should probably be mentioned that nowadays saying actors are “too old” for a specific acting role may not be as viable an objection as it used to be. Today they have the digital visual effects technology to remarkably de-age actors’ faces (see Robert Downey Jr. aka young Tony Stark in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR) as well as reanimate a dead actor from the grave (see Peter Cushing aka Grand Moff Tarkin in STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE).

SIDENOTE: Or age the actors, even! See Diane Lane in MAN OF STEEL.

So moving forward, so long as they get the “right” person for the part, living or dead, it’s all good. It’s a new day, my friends. Scary and awesome at the same time.