Long Beach’s annual spring comic con, Long Beach Comic Expo, is happening this weekend! now with a geek film festival, club cosplay on sat eve, and an amazing array of guests and artist. it will have tripled in size from last year.
where are you going to stay during the biggest geek event of the year? SDCC San DIego Comic Con offers discounted hotel rates, also known as the onset of Hotelpocalypse. use one website for all the hotels. it makes finding the best rates at the hotels you want to stay at so much easier. click here for the link. free shuttles buses, to and from the SDCC Comic Con convention center are provided (usually sponsored by nbc every year, so pretend to like their sci fi shows while you’re there :).
the beloved actor was rushed to the hospital last week, suffering from chest pains. this morning, Leonard Nimoy, at the age of 83, passed due to ‘end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.’ he is survived by his wife Susan Bay Nimoy, children Adam and Julie Nimoy and stepson Aaron Bay Nimoy. his passions included poetry, photography, music, and of course acting.
Leonard Nimoy’s most famous role was, of course, ‘Spock’ (commonly ‘Mr. Spock’ or ‘S’chn T’gai Spock’ (lineal Vulcan name unpronounceable) on the original Star Trek series with Gene Roddenberry. Trekkies everywhere constantly adored him for his role as Spock and Leonard Nimoy the person. before Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy acted on westerns, such as ‘Gunsmoke’ and ‘Bonanza.’ He also starred on the show ‘Mission Impossible,’ and later ‘In Search Of..’ and much later, on the J.J. Abrams sci-fi tv series, ‘Fringe.’ He even voiced ‘Sentinel Prime’ in ‘Transformers : Dark of the Moon.’
Zack Snyder’s Twitter released a photo of Jason Momoa in full Aquaman costume today using the hashtag “Unite the Seven,” meaning, of course, unite the Justice League, where we will see glimpses and introductions to in Zack Snyder’s Warner Bros / DC’s upcoming ‘Batman v Superman,’ premiering March 15 2016. ‘Batman v Superman’ will focus mainly on ‘Man of Steel’s Superman, Henry Cavil, and the new Batman, Ben Affleck, drawing heavily from the 1986 DC comic book by Frank Miller, ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’ ‘Batman v Superman’ will also focus on the introduction of Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, and brief introductions and hints of the rest of the main Justice League members. the other Justice League members introduced in this film will include Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash, with a hint of The Green Lantern. there are two sequels planned to ‘Batman v Superman,’ or one sequel in two parts, ‘Justice League, parts 1 & 2,’ as well as a solo movie of each of the seven Justice Members. ‘Batman v Superman’ will also include Lex Luthor, Jesse Eisenberg, who experiments on the corpse of General Zod, from ‘Man of Steel,’ hoping to find a weakness to Kal-el, Superman, and upon doing so, unwittingly releases the ‘Doomsday Genome.’ despite all the critics, Aquaman, the King of Atlantis, will be badass, and not ‘the guy who talks to fish.’
Marvel finally struck a deal with Sony. Sony bought the cinematic rights to Spider-man in the ’90s and have been continuing to make Spider-man films since the release of ‘Spider-man’ in 2002. Sony’s latest Spider-man movies haven’t been that successful in the box office, mostly because the films were just not that great. Marvel has been furiously trying to get the rights back from Sony so they can include Spider-man in Marvel films, because Spider-man has been an integral part of every major story Marvel has to offer. for example, in the Avengers film, when the Chitauri invaded, Spider-man was absent in the the defense of New York; I mean really, was he napping?
also, another key point is that Marvel will now help Sony make better Spider-man films. it’s really a win-win for Sony & Marvel and a really big win for us, because we get to watch a great story, inspired by the great comic book writers we have grown to love.
‘Legend of Zelda‘ was a successful video game on the Nintendo 64 platform in the ’80s. since then, the game has been improved upon and many different platforms and is still a hugely popular game to this day, even with all its reinventions over the years; (many fans did not like the cartoon-type animations of a recent version of the game, but the current game is better and more popular than ever). in the game of ‘Legend of Zelda,’ a hero named ‘Link‘ must rescue the Princess ‘Zelda,’ in a world known as Hyrule.
Netflix has described their concept for the show to be a family friendly version of Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. Netflix is still seeking writers for the show and is in negotiations with Nintendo to gather the best story elements possible. ‘Zelda’ will air on the netflix kids network.
update: Sony, owner of the rights to all things Zelda, has denied the validity of this netflix exclusive, upcoming tv series. Sony should really pay attention, because the fan response was overwhelming. the most likely scenario is that Sony cancelled the deal, in order to create their own series on Playstation only network, much like the new superhero series, Powers. either way, we all want to see Zelda and Link on the small screen or the big one; make it happen Sony.
A-Force : Marvel’s all new all female Avengers superhero team contains some of the best Marvel has to offer and an all new super hero : ‘Singularity,’ who gains her power from cosmic energy (so similar to Silver Surfer, but not the Herald of Galactus.)
A-Force Avengers female superhero team consists of :
She-Hulk (Hulk universe, Avengers)
Singularity (NEW superhero!)
NIco Minoru (Sister Grimm from Runaways)
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
Scarlet Witch (Avengers)
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Jean Grey (X-Men)
Black Widow (Avengers)
Dazzler (Disco X-Men)
and many more ..
Marvel A-Force comic book creators include: writers G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett and artist Jorge Molina.
Marvel’s The Inhumans, a race of once-humans, now superheroes, living in the secluded city of Attilan, who create their own superpowers by forcing teenagers into a transformation booth of mutagenic Terrigen Mist, will launch on the mid-season premiere of Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on March 3, 2015. did Agent Coulson and the remaining agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. blow up Attilan in the mid-season finale? the alien race of The Kree are responsible for the initial genetic testing that created Cro-Magnon and the first superheroes on earth. they abandoned their testing long ago for unknown reasons. on the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the “blue dead alien,” from “The Fridge” S.H.I.E.L.D. Base, that was injected into both Agent Coulson and Skye to save their lives, was of The Kree alien race. this will be an amazing tie-in to the whole Marvel Universe. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just keeps getting more interesting.
on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mid-season premiere, Inhuman ‘Lincoln’ will be played by Luke Mitchell. Lincoln will play a pivotal role with Skye and unleashing her powers. as far as we know, Lincoln, has not appeared in Marvel Inhumans comics before and it is unclear if he will become a new superhero character in upcoming Marvel comics, or if he will appear in the upcoming Marvel film, The Inhumans, premiering Nov 2 2018.
launching The Inhumans in Marvel’s way of working around Fox owning X-Men and everything that is “mutant.” launching The Inhumans, Marvel can now have superheroes, whose powers are created, either by previous Kree meddling, 100,000 years ago, or on their own accord, via the mutagenic Terrigen Mist.
Matt Murdoch / Daredevil = Charlie Cox
Karen Page = Deborah Ann Woll
Claire Temple = Rosario Dawson
The Owl / Leland Owlsely = Bob Gunton
Kingpin = ?
Daredevil premieres on friday, April 10 on Netflix, and you know what that means, yep, you can stay up all night and binge watch all 13 episodes.