X-Force

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X-Fans! I bring glad tidings! We have a lot to be excited about. Of course, you know about The Wolverine, which is coming out in less than two weeks. And certainly you know that X-Men: Days of Future Past is due to be released in less than a year. However, you may not know that Twentieth Century Fox has registered the domain “x-forcemovie.com.” I’d say this indicates a strong possibility that a film is in works to engage that more militant splinter team of the X-Men.

What’s more, it seems that Fox will be using San Diego Comic-Con (less than a week away!) to really sell the big news. That particular panel will be on July 20th at 4:15 PST, and you can tune in over at The Bleeding Cool. It seems that Jeff Wadlow, who wrote and directed Kick-Ass 2, has been singled out to write and possibly direct the X-Force film.

Now, if you’re not familiar with X-Force, they are an offshoot team of the X-Men–more violent and more proactive, frankly, than the original team. Technically speaking, the X-Force series was established as a reboot of the original New Mutants comic. So, as I understand it, offshoots, spinoffs, and reboots offer a chance to explore characters who maybe don’t get a ton of ink in previous versions or flagship titles. That right there is your reason to get excited about an X-Force film. The team has prominently featured Bishop, Colossus, Deadpool, DominoForge, Tabitha Smith (Boom Boom), and of course, that team’s leader, Cable. There’s not a character in the list that doesn’t deserve an opportunity to shine on the silver screen. They have compelling storylines, long histories, and the powers necessary for a brilliant superhero action flick.

So, get excited. Before I let you go, io9 has it that there may also be a Magneto film coming our way, straight from the mouth of Robert Liefeld, who developed X-Force. Although his statement was something of a warning about not getting too excited about films in their planning stages… so we’ll just have to see where it goes. But I’m certain that with the increasing fan fervor for Marvel films, the numbers are there to support an X-Force film.

Trailer Tuesdays: Deadpool the Game

It’s Trailer Tuesdays again!

That, ladies and gentlemen, was DEADPOOL! Deadpool, aka the Merc with a Mouth, is perhaps one of the most beloved characters in all the Marvel universe. Why? Because Deadpool is hilarious! Not just because Deadpool is really random and crazy, but also because Deadpool knows that he is in a comic book. Yes, you heard that right: Deadpool is, in fact, aware that he a comic book character and often talks to the audience. He is even aware of the little yellow boxes that show his thoughts and what issue of his comic it is.

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Web Crush Wednesdays: ItsJustSomeRandomGuy

Do you like comic books? What about action figures? Parodies? If you answered yes to all three then I have someone that you need to check out.

ItsJustSomeRandomGuy started with videos based on the “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” commercials. Except these are way cooler because they’re “I’m a Marvel, I’m a DC” videos where the characters get together to fight about their movies.

But wait! That’s not all!! What happens when there are no movies to fight about?? Well the Super Heroes all team up and go on adventures of course! Its the DC/Marvel crossover you always wanted with liberal amounts of humor added! The Super Heroes all meet together at a Heroes Bar, which is of course owned by Stan Lee. There is also a Villains Bar not too far away run by Lex Luthor. All these things together lead to some epic hijinks! Everything from Joker mind controlling the heroes, to Luthor trying to destroy Marvel, and there’s even some romance between the Green Goblin and Harley Quinn!

The videos are also very musical. Songs about Continuity, Comic-Con, and of course, the minor internet meme Rorschach and Deadpool theme song.

If you didn’t already play with action figures these video will make you want to! I encourage everyone to check out ItsJustSomeRandomGuy! Oh and since it’s close to the holidays here is the Christmas special.

The Good, The Bad, and the Review: Green Lantern

Lady Geek Girl: So yeah, the Green Lantern movie was… okay.

MadameAce: It was terrible.

Lady Geek Girl: Oh, come on. It wasn’t that bad.

MadameAce: Not that bad? It sucked. Yeah. That pretty much sums up how I feel about this movie, and I think that accurately sums up how a lot of people feel about this movie. By no means is Green Lantern the worst thing I have ever seen. I mean, very few movies are ever going to dig a deeper hole than Eragon did.

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