Russo Brothers: "Avengers: Infinity War 1 & 2" to be Retitled
Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be released until next year, but fans can enjoy something new from the hit BioWare series within a matter of weeks.
Mass Effect: New Earth 4D, the theme park attraction announced last fall by the video game developer, is set to open May 18 at California’s Great America in Santa Clara.
Legal | Terry Brooks, author of the Shannara fantasy novels, has been revealed as the owner of a valuable comics collection stolen between 2010 and 2012. The vintage comics, valued at between $100,000 and $500,000, were in the possession of the Sterling, Illinois, law firm Miller & Lancaster, where Brooks was an attorney before becoming a full-time author. Trisha J. Clemens, a former employee of the firm, has been charged with theft in the case. She also faces an earlier charge of theft of between $100,000 and $500,000 from the law firm. One of her bond conditions is that she can neither possess nor sell comics. A preliminary hearing has been set for May 2. [SaukValley.com]
As much as I may like Captain America, if this special-edition Xbox is what you receive for joining Team Iron Man, choosing sides just got really easy.
Spotted by Eurogamer, the Iron Man-themed Xbox One was produced by Microsoft to celebrate the release of Captain America: Civil War. “Designed by Stark Industries,” the console features an illuminated “arc reactor” centerpiece, with special branding, and a matching controller (which, naturally, has its own tiny arc reactor).
Each year Denver Comic Con teams with Breckenridge Brewery for a limited-edition beer, with fans voting to decide the name. Previous winners have included “The Caped Brewsader, “Brews Wayne” and “Hulk’s Mash,” but this year they’ll pay tribute to the late actor Alan Rickman with “Snape-ricot,” a nod to his character in the Harry Potter films.
The name was selected from among 500 entries, which were then narrowed to “Snape-ricot” and four other finalists: “Harley Quench,” “It’s a Trap-Ricot,” “Pale Hydra” and “Sweep the Lager.”
Although it’s certainly looks large enough to have been constructed on Kuat, the Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant is actually a custom LEGO build by brick fanatic doomhandle.
“The Tyrant is over 56 inches (1.4m) long and weighs approximately 70 lbs (32kg) with a full load (the interior adds a lot of weight). That makes it about 20 inches longer — and quite a few times heavier — than the classic LEGO UCS version. That’s the official 2014 LEGO Star Destroyer in the foreground above, for comparison.”
As we wonder what the future might hold for Marvel characters at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Tokyo Disneyland and its sister park Tokyo DisneySea have announced five new attractions, including one based on Big Hero 6.
While that may be of most interest to Marvel fans, the biggest news is undoubtedly the Beauty and the Beast-themed area, which Oh My Disney notes will occupy much of Tomorrowland. The area will feature a new shop and restaurant, and a ride in which “guests board enchanted serving dishes that dance in rhythm to the film’s well-known music and follow Belle on a romantic musical adventure inside the enchanted Castle.”
The folks behind the crowd-pleasing “How It Should Have Ended” have teamed with Klomp! Animation to launch “Hero Swap,” a new series that takes a popular film and replaces the hero with another character. First up: Gladiator, starring … Iron Man.
Tony Stark could totally blast his way through those other gladiators, right? Where would be the fun in that? In kinda-sorta second-century Rome, the billionaire playboy has to contend with a dwindling power source, and a Captain America who’s not so quick to send aid.
On the heels of the Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl action figure, Square Enix has unveiled new photos and details of Play Arts Kai’s take on Nightwing, sure to please Dick Grayson fans.
Standing more than 10 inches tall, the Play Arts Kai Nightwing comes with interchangeable palms, extended escrima sticks, retracted escrima sticks, a batarang (Nightwing-arang?) and a display stand.
Manga | The shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi will announce this week that the manga collaborative CLAMP will produce a sequel to their classic series Cardcaptor Sakura. It’s been 20 years since CLAMP launched the original series, which was one of the first shoujo manga to become popular in North America. The sequel will follow the title character, Sakura, in her first year of junior high school. [Anime News Network]
The Force, it’s calling to you. Just let it into your closet with this dazzling new Star Wars fashion collection from Her Universe and Hot Topic.
Designed by Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone, who won the Her Universe design competition held last summer at Comic-Con International, the limited-edition line features nine pieces inspired by characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
There are few things more relaxing than sitting outside on a summer night, enjoying good food, good drink and good company as you watch the Death Star — symbol of Imperial might — erupt into flames. You can do that whenever, and wherever, you want (Endor? Yavin 4?) with this custom Death Star fire pit.
In Cloud Cuckoo Land, there are no rules, which means you’re free to, say, build an enormous Princess Unikitty out of LEGO bricks.
That’s exactly what Christopher Bartneck did, creating a “life-size” (nearly 6-foot) homage to the half-unicorn, half-anime kitten dynamo from The LEGO Movie. “It took several months from planning to finish,” he writes, “and [I] never used as many pink bricks in my life.”
Well, maybe not always, but for now at least you can swing by the new restaurant and bar in New York City’s East Village inspired by the 1988 film and other works by Tim Burton.
In the nostalgia-fueled hunt for anything and everything related to Calvin and Hobbes and its reclusive creator Bill Watterson, Hobbes & Me appears to have gone largely unnoticed, at least until now. You’re slipping, internet.
In the 2014 web series, playwright Rafael Casal and rapper/actor Daveed Diggs re-enact 12 of the strips, remaining true to Watterson’s dialogue and staging, while making their own choices with delivery. Diggs, who went on to originate the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in Hamilton, dons striped pants and faux-tiger fur coat for his performance as Hobbes, while Casal does with the more subdued striped shirt of Calvin.
Nearly 16 years after the release of Bryan Singer’s X-Men, fans still have strong opinions about the filmmakers’ decision to ditch the brightly colored costumes of the comics in favor of black leather, which continued through 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. However, with the revival of the film franchise in 2011’s X-Men: First Class and the success of Deadpool, Kristian Williams has hopes for a brighter big-screen future for Marvel’s mutants.
In his latest YouTube video, he lays out a passionate yet well-reasoned case for the importance of color and costumes within the X-Men mythos, across comics, animation and film.