Friday Round Up: Lousy Smarch Weather

I don’t know if I’ll be able to deal with the first person perspective for an hour and a half, but I’m sure going to try. Hardcore Henry‘s new trailer looks to have some fantastic action. Wow. You may remember the 2013 music video “Bad Motherfucker” for the band Biting Bullets. It’s by the same director and served as a proof of concept for this movie. You can view it here.

This is one of the most fun Friday Round Ups we’ve had in a while. Stallone in a Marvel movie, a Ninja Turtles crossover with different versions of the cartoon, some hilarious movie history and more.

MOVIES

cw28 i could do this all day

Yesterday’s Captain America: Civil War trailer was maybe the most exciting news of the week. We broke it down yesterday.

A well-done Oral History article interviews the people behind a story. I love the Oral History articles that are tied to the How Did This Get Made? podcast, especially. Since the podcast is all about bad movies, or at least misguided ones, finding out how the thing actually got made makes for a fascinating article every other week. The latest is one of the most interesting, where you learn how Teen Witch got made. If you aren’t aware of it, above is an example of why it’s a cult hit.

nova by adi granov

Apparently Sylvester Stallone will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. He’s been spotted carrying a script and appearing at the set. No word on who he’ll play but one person thought he looked like he was wearing a suit kind of like what he wore in Judge Dredd. Best guess is that means he has a helmet so maybe he plays one of the guys in the Nova Corps.

An international trailer for Ghostbusters came out. While we already did a trailer breakdown of the first trailer, I realize I missed two things. One: when Leslie Jones’ Patty says “I know New York” it occurs to me that she may not be talking in the streetwise sense. Early promotional materials said this character was a historian. So maybe she has the MTA job either to earn money (historians don’t make much) or to help her get access to the tunnels. Two: when the four Ghostbusters enter the ghost-infested Times Square, a supernatural wave of energy descends over it. If you pay attention, it seems to be literally transporting them 4o years back. The Twinkie and Blu-Ray signs are replaced by posters for Taxi Driver and old Broadway plays.

TV

The current Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will soon crossover with their animated counterparts from the original 80s cartoon. The episode, called “Trans-Dimensional Turtles”, will first see Leonardo (Seth Green), Raphael (Sean Astin), Donatello (Rob Paulsen) and Michaelangelo (Greg Cipes) transported to another dimension where they meet their retro counterparts in the old animated world. The turtles will again be voiced by Cam Clarke, Rob Paulsen (he is on both shows), Barry Gordon and Townsend Coleman as Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, respectively. Pat Fraley, who played Krang on the original show, is also back and will team up with Subprime Kraang from the current show. Looks FUN. It will air Sunday, March 27th.

Supergirl Flash

Speaking of crossovers, later this month Flash will crossover with Supergirl. The show released the above poster which plays on the cover of the first issue where Flash and Superman raced. Very fun.

When season two of Rick and Morty ended a few months back, Mr. Poopybutthole told us it wouldn’t be back for, like, a year and a half. Fortunately, that’s not quite the case. At a recent comics convention, co-creator Dan Harmon said it’ll be back by the end of this year and the new season will feature 14 episodes instead of 10! Above is the full hour-long panel, so it’s kind of like a small episode of Harmontown.

COMICS

dc vs marvel

I came across this really great read. It’s an oral history of the DC Versus Marvel comics crossover. Totally worth a read. The books featured matchups between all the big heroes from each publisher and the readers could vote on who would win. Which basically meant a popularity contest over which character should realistically win, but whatever. The whole project was fan service and fun. The article interviews all the writers, artists, editors and others that made the project happen.

batman 89 comic art by joe quinones

Oh, what could have been! DC recently did a Batman comic based on the 1960s TV show. So why not a Batman book based on the hit 1989 movie? That’s what artist Joe Quinones and writer Kate Leth pitched to DC. But it wasn’t picked up. Joe posted some of the pitch art here on his blog. Looks like a great idea. It should still happen.