Stunning New Images From Black Panther Released

MOTHERLAND_EW_Spread.40.fin.JPG

Prepare to be disgusted by your lumpy body and plain face because Entertainment Weekly has just released images of the exceptionally attractive cast behind Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther movie, due out in cinemas at the beginning of next year – 16th February.

The photo’s include shots of all the main cast, including some nice close ups of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Forrest Whitaker as Zuri, and Michael B Jordan as Erik Kilmonger – who has some rather strange markings all over his body.

Can we just take a moment to gush over the Dora Milaje though. Beautiful strong women in stunning costumes – that scarlet beaded armour is just WOW – and I’m sat here in a onesie thinking about cake. Definitely not sure I’d qualify. I can’t wait to see more of these kick ass ladies.

Unmasking T'Challa

The Holy Man

MLD-25130_R.JPG

MLD-24087_R.JPG

MLD-04595_R.JPG

MLD-13436_R.JPG

MLD-02313_R.JPG

MLD-14535_R.JPG

MLD-24055_R.JPG

Casino Royale

MLD-04803_R.JPG

Five New Comics Hitting The Shelves This Week

Immortal

Immortal

Writer: Rob Potchak
Artist: Owen Gieni
Publisher: Keenspot

When you’re seven-hundred years old, you think you’ve seen everything. This is the case for the immortal Elisa, once a 16th-century noblewoman who partied with Nostradamus. Now her everlasting life marches on in present day 1997, where she’s a sword-swinging adventurer who moonlights as a librarian, and she’s about to discover that there are always new things to discover!

Kick ass leading lady – check. Sexy librarian – check. Party girl – check. If I could be any woman in the world, I think it might have to be Elisa, and I haven’t even seen what she’s capable of yet. She’s the whole package, and did I mention Immortal! Plus she’s illustrated by Owen Gieni, who has done such an amazing job on the latest run of Rat Queens – you just know she’s going to look stunning.

Pick up your copy here

Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp

Writer: Beau Smith

Artist
: Angel Hernandez

Publisher
: IDW

Outlaws. Mavericks. Werewolves. These are The Banditos, the gang Wynonna ran with in her wildest, pre-Black Badge days. Somebody, or something is killing them off, one by one. It’s up to Wynonna to return to her roots, and find out why!

If you’re a fan of Syfy’s Wynonna Earp TV series – which explores the life of the legendary Wyatt Earp’s great great granddaughter – you’ll want to check out Beau Smith’s new series. It tells the story of Wynonna’s outlaw past, before she showed up in Purgatory, for the first time ever. As the original creator of Wynonna Earp, Smith is more than qualified to spill all her secrets.

Pick up your copy here

Calexit

Calexit

Writer: Matt Pizzolo

Artist
: Amancay Nahuelpan

Publisher
: Black Mask Comics

What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1…a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California’s LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters? What if California refused to be ruled?

Potentially the most relevant comic out there at the moment, Calexit is written by one of Black Mask Studios creators, Matt Pizzolo, who is no stranger to politically charged comic book series. Calexit is by no means factually based, but it provides an insight into what a very real America could look like if people were to band together. I think this will be a very fascinating read, especially for those who actually live in California.

Pick up your copy here

Spider-Men II

Spider-Men

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist
: Sara Pichelli

Publisher
: Marvel

The first time Peter Parker and Miles Morales met ended with a question – WHO IS THE MILES MORALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE?! Now that the Miles you know and love is with Peter in the Marvel Universe, you’re finally going to get that answer to who the OTHER Miles Morales is! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Following the events of Secret Wars, Miles Morales now resides in the same universe as Peter Parker, and with a new Spider-Man movie tearing up the box office, and the prospect of an animated Spider-Man film showcasing alternate Spidey – Morales, the web slinger has never been more talked about, which makes it the perfect time to bring both of them together. Hopefully this new series will fix all the continuity issues between the two alternate Spider-Men.

Pick up your copy here

Skin & Earth

700788_4f4a35b3346c95c64e6ce14983a8a045955f01cb

Writer: Lights

Artist
: Lights

Publisher
: Dynamite

Skin & Earth is a story of a girl looking for hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht, Enaia Jin is lead down a dark path by new lovers that reveal a twisted fantasy world and her own true nature. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where corporations rule, this adventurous tale of loneliness, deceit and self-discovery begins here! Written and drawn by alt-pop phenomenon Lights, Skin & Earth ties directly into her next full length album, released in Fall 2017 on Warner Bros Records.

Electro-pop artist, Lights, who has a new LP due out later in the year, has decided to branch into the comic universe and paired her latest musical venture with it’s very own comic book. Having never heard of Lights, I’m more intrigued by the artwork that goes along with Skin & Earth. The simple yet beautiful images are drawn by Lights herself and depict a story about an alter ego that inspired her latest album – something i’m now quite looking forward to listening to.

Pick up your copy here

What’s on your comic book pull list for 12th July? Will you be picking up any of the above issues? Which one are you looking forward to reading the most?

Supernatural Spin-off is on its Way

Having watched the Winchester Brothers kick ass for 13 years, I’d like to think I’m mentally prepared for just about anything – demons, deaths, dancing, you know the drill.

However, news that a female led spin-off is coming soon has caught me completely off guard. Did I mention FEMALES! Move over Wayward Sons, the Wayward Sisters are taking over – Wayward Sister’s will be the name of the spin-off. Sorry. Should have mentioned that earlier.

CW have announced that Kim Rhodes, who plays Sheriff Jody Mills in the Supernatural series, will star in the spin-off. As of yet, no one else has been confirmed, but based off the fact that the show will be about a group of young women, orphaned by supernatural tragedy, it’s hard not to speculate that Clare Novak and Alex Jones – played by Kathryn Newton and Katherine Ramdeen respectively – will be involved somehow, especially seen as both are currently under Jody’s care in the original arc.

The spin-off will be written by Supernatural regulars; Andrew Dabb, and Robert Berens, who have said that the series will introduce new characters as well as old. An episode in Supernatural’s 13th season will act as the pilot for Wayward Sisters.

Parks and Recreation Pop! Vinyls

It’s been 2 whole years since NBC’s Parks and Recreation ended. Just thinking about it makes me feel quite sad. I can say with certainty that no other show has made me want to live in their world so much, because let’s face it – who doesn’t want Leslie Knope as a mentor, Ron Swanson as a boss, and  Andy and April as their best friends.

Fortunately, Funko are turning the dysfunctional yet awesome Parks and Recs crew into adorable Pop! Vinyls, so if you prefer fictional friends to the real deal – no judgement here, I’m the same – then  you can grab the team this summer. Go on, treat yo self!

The collection includes Ron, Leslie, Andy and April, along with Pawnee treasure Li’l Sebastion, and Andy’s alter-ego, Bert Macklin – which is a Hot Topic Exclusive. Unfortunately there’s no Tom, Donna, Jerry, Ben or Ann just yet, but fingers crossed for a full reunion soon.

You can pre-order them all here.


Image of the Day | Life Finds a Way

There’s exactly one year to go until we get to watch the Jurassic World sequel in cinema’s, and thanks to a poster that appeared online yesterday, we now know what it will be called – Fallen Kingdom.

There is currently no news on what the movie will actually be about, and since they haven’t wrapped up filming yet, we can’t expect a trailer for a good few months, but Jeff Goldblum is back as Dr Ian Malcolm, after skipping the past two Jurassic park films, and this poster is making sure everyone knows about it by featuring his most iconic quote “Life finds a way” – except they missed out the ‘uh’, but I will forgive that for now.

10 Things We Learnt From the Game of Thrones Trailer

HBO have premiered a new trailer for season 7 of Game of Thrones, following the stills they released last week, and it shows us so much more about what to expect from the upcoming series that it’s hard not to get insanely excited – as if we weren’t already excited enough. Here are 10 things I learnt from the trailer, which you can watch below.

Bran and Meera finally make it to the wall

Right at the beginning of the trailer we get a glimpse of a gate in the wall at Castle Black opening, and who is on the other side? – Bran Stark and Meera Reed. Hopefully this is the start of the Stark siblings reuniting. Three down, one to go.

Daenerys claims Dragonstone

It was inevitable that Daenerys was going to make Dragonstone her new home at some point – it was the original home of House Targaryen after all. Now we know for a fact that she lands on its shores and enters its castle, ripping down Stannis Baratheon’s banners to make room for her own.

Grey Worm finds a secret entrance

The unsullied play a prominent role in this trailer, especially Grey Worm, who at one point can be seen in a boat searching for what looks like a secret entrance. Later we see a shot of unsullied letting more unsullied into some sort of castle – could this be Casterly Rock or Highgarden? Both are rumoured to appear in season 7.

Bran has a connection to the Night King

As Bran flies over an army of white walkers in raven form, its leader seems to sense the bird, stopping Bran’s connection. This suggests that the two have some sort of cerebral connection. Rumours have been going around that Bran IS the Night King, though I think we’ll have to see about that one..

Brienne makes it to Winterfell

After Brienne and Pod left the Black Fish, failing to recruit his army, it was obvious that they would head back up noth – seen as Brienne is hell bent on protecting Sansa. By the looks of it, they make it in one piece, as they are seen entering Winterfell.

Beric Dondarrion joins Jon Snow

Wielding a magical flaming sword, Dondarrion is wearing furs and covered in snow which suggests that he and the brotherhood have headed north to join Jon Snow – there’s a shot a bit later on that confirms Snow will have a flaming sword by his side in battle.

The Hound is up North as well

We see a brief shot of Sandor Clegane covered in snow and wrapped in wildling clothing as well, which suggests that he too has joined in the fight. Last time we saw the Hound, he was with Dordarrion and his men, so this would fit in nicely.

The Greyjoys and Lannisters make an alliance

Ships from House Greyjoy are seen heading towards Kings Landing, but since Yara and Theon are with Daenerys, these have to be Euron’s boats, which means he is likely joining Cersei and will fight against his niece and nephew

There will be at least three epic battles

There’s evidence of three separate battles in the trailer. Jon Snow vs the Whitewalkers of course, but it also looks like Daenerys’ unsullied are going head to head with the Lannisters – led by Jamie, as the Greyjoy’s battle it out on the sea in their ships.

Jon finally meets Daenerys

There’s a very brief shot of the Jon and Davros landing in Dragonstone where we know Daenerys is holding up, which means the two are finally going to meet each other. Davros knows the land well, so it makes sence that he would guide Snow, but why they decide to travel there is unclear.

John Wick Comic Book Coming This September


Dear fans of the John Wick movies – Dynamite have announced that a John Wick comic book series is coming soon, and have confirmed that it will be an origin story! If you’ve always wanted to discover what Wick was like before he became the feared Baba Yaga, you may now hyperventilate!

The comic will focus on a young John Wick, fresh out of prison, who embarks on his very first vendetta as he comes up against a strange but powerful community of assassins. Greg Pak, who has had successful runs with the comics Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, is on board to write the series, and Giovanni Valletta, who is best known for his work on Dark Horse Presents, will be providing the illustrations.

John Wick is an incredible character – he and the world he inhabits are mysterious, thrilling, sexy, and contagious. The series that we are doing develops that world even further by delving into his official origin story for the first time. We couldn’t have been more fortunate than to have Greg Pak come on board to craft this tale. He has such a great understanding of the characters, their world, and their voices. The artwork Giovanni Valletta is creating is going to leave people breathless. He’s found a way to truly immerse the readers into the world of John Wick in a way that I don’t think any other artist would have been able to. The thrills, speed, and action are all there on the page! – Anthony Marques, Editor of Dynamite

This announcement follows news that John Wick director Chad Stahelski is in talks with Lionsgate about creating a spin-off of the film for TV.  Currently named The Continental – after the luxury hotel chain that accommodates the assassins in the movie – the show will look at the Continentals all over the world, their clientele, and how they become a part of that world. Whilst the show won’t be directly about John Wick, Keanu Reeves has been rumoured to make an appearance.

Han Solo Loses its Directors Mid-Filming

wpanmgtofwvwpsmava1h

It wasn’t long ago that we were getting hyped up about the rumour of the new Star Wars spin-off’s name, and now we’re saying goodbye to its two directors; Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – creators of The Lego Movie, and directors of 21 Jump Street. 

Lord and Miller have been filming the Han Solo, Star Wars prequel since early 2017, but with a few weeks of filming left to go, have announced that they will be leaving the project. 

According to Lucasfilms’ president, Kathleen Kennedy, their departure was due to creative differences, which seems to happen a lot these days – Ant Man comes to mind. Here’s her official statement:

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon.

Lucasfilms have assured fans that the movie remains on schedule, with a May 2018 release date – though this will be slightly more convincing when a new director is found. I’m sure I’m not the only one who was hoping to see some sort of teaser in the upcoming months.

So who could take over director duties? Well, rumors are going around that Ron Howard may continue with Han Solo. He’s no stranger to epic space movies, with Apollo 13 under his belt. There’s also speculation that Lawrence Kasdan may direct. As co-writer of the Han Solo script, he’s definitely very familiar with the movie, but he’s not quite as renowned for his directing abilities.

Who do you think will make a good director for the Star Wars spin-off?

Image of the Day | Guardians of the Gravity Falls

Since today is Summerween – according to Gravity Falls – and Guardians of the Galaxy is still fresh in everyone’s mind, I thought this rather epic mash-up of the two fandoms would be perfect for my Image of the Day.

Drawn by Ken Turner, Mable and Dipper lead the team as Mabora and Dip-Lord, but Grunkle Stan as Drax is the best!

10 Gifts Every Deadpool Fan Needs in their Life

With Deadpool filming confirmed to be well on it’s way – thanks to Ryan Reynolds who tweeted a picture of the mercenary sun bathing outside the X-mansion earlier in the week – everyone is understandably getting excited about the sequel. I thought I’d share a few of my Deadpool must haves for the fan who can’t get enough of the Merc with the mouth.


1. Deadpool Piggy Bank – I am the worst at saving, like seriously – the complete worst, so I have absolutely no need for any money box ever, but if you need to store your pennies somewhere, why not in Deadpool – I’m certain he’d appreciate the extra cash. He is a mercenary after all.

2.  Deadpool Colouring Book – Adult colouring books are all the rage at the moment and you can’t get more adult than Deadpool. I personally own way more than any child should probably have, let alone adult, but this is a Deadpool colouring book man, its a must.

3. Deadpool Dress – Deadpool is no stranger to cross dressing, so I could totally see him rocking this little red number. It’s not the most conventional outfit, but it looks stretchy enough for back flips and copious amounts of stabbing, if you feel so inclined.

4. Deadpool Comic Poster – There are a ridiculous amount of posters out there in the online abyss, but this one is hands down my favourite. I just love the contrast between the black & white comic book background, and a red Deadpool standing cross armed in front.

5. Deadpool Bookends – I can’t say I’ve ever owned bookends because I’m a serial bookcase owner, but if I were going to own bookends, these would be a serious contender. Made of wood, I love the simplicity, and boldness.

6. Deadpool Leggings – I don’t think these need an explanation as to why they’re awesome and everyone must own them, even the guys. I have never seen anyone in Deadpool leggings, and feel that needs to change.

7. Deadpool Flair – There are not enough Deadpool pins in the world, and if you are one of the many who is yet to own one, make this the first in your collection because Mondo are pro’s at creating eye catching flair for your lapels, and this is no exception.

8. Adventure Time Watch – I knew I wanted this Adventure Time watch ever since seeing it on Deadpool’s wrist in the first movie, and now it’s actually available to buy – Just make sure no one else see’s it on your wrist, or your identity is blown, and Collosus will be after you.

9. Deadpool Pen Holder – Brutality is Deadpool’s game, and I’m not sure there’s anything more brutal than a severed head used as a push cushion for pens. Perfect for the desk of someone who needs a little help showing people who is boss.

10. Deadpool Tee – One for the pop culture mash-up fans out there – a Finding Nemo / Deadpool tshirt. Cute AND deadly, wearing this you might actually find yourself a Dory to help you with your quest – though we all know Deadpool works alone.