Before the Snyder Cut of Justice League somehow became fanboys’ biggest “what if” obsession in DC movie history, another film that held that position was Superman: Flyby, a script from the early 2000s that was written by J.J. Abrams and set to be directed by McG before the project was scrapped and Superman Returns flew into theaters instead. The stories about Flyby are infamous (its plot is totally bonkers), and a popular article published on Ain’t It Cool News which completely eviscerated the script may be partially responsible for the movie never being made.
Somehow, all these years later, this movie that doesn’t even exist is still surprising us. Case in point: Peter Ramsey, one of the directors of last year’s brilliant Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, worked as a storyboard artist on Flyby, and he recently posted some storyboards from one of the project’s fight scenes.
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Since we’re in the heart of Peak TV right now, there are far too many entertainment options at our disposal. It’s hard to keep up with all the new movies and TV shows being added to Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, Epix and the inevitable McDonald’s streaming service that will probably happen at some point. But Apple and Netflix have a solution that is coming this fall.
First, when the new tvOS software update comes to Apple TV this fall, the revamped Apple TV app will allow users to have picture-in-picture functionality, giving them the ability to stream two different programs at the same time. One will take up the entire television screen while another will sit in the corner and play something else. However, not everything will be available for the Apple TV picture-in-picture mode.
Meanwhile, Netflix is testing a picture-in-picture feature that customers could use on the desktop version of Netflix, which will be perfect for everyone trying to waste time at work but still look like they’re getting something done. Find out more below. Read More »
Earlier this week, Marvel Comics caused a bit of a tizzy when they posted a singular image of the number “4” created by spider webbing. This had many fans thinking that Marvel was going to turn the abandoned idea for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 movie into a comic book. But the next day, they posted a webbed number “3” and it was clear a countdown was happening that would end today. And while it didn’t end with news of Sam Raimi’s unmade movie becoming a comic, it’s still pretty cool.
Today, Marvel Comics announced a new limited Spider-Man comic book series written by Star Wars and Star Trek franchise director JJ Abrams and his 20-year old son Henry Abrams. The comic will introduce a new villain called Cadaverous. Read More »
If Jason was your favorite member of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers back in the mid-1990s and you’re heading to San Diego Comic-Con next month, then we have great news.
Hasbro is bringing an exclusive Power Rangers Lightning Collection action figure two-pack of the Red Ranger from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Gold Ranger from the 1996 revamp Power Rangers Zeo. Each comes with a different likeness of actor Austin St. John as Angel Grove martial arts teacher Jason Scott Lee. Check out the Power Rangers Comic-Con exclusive action figures below. Read More »
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters in a couple weeks, and in case you haven’t noticed, the Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures co-production has a big cross-promotion deal with Doritos. You might have seen bags of the tortilla chips on shelves with Spider-Man’s face on them. But you haven’t seen what Doritos sent us in the mail this week.
This week, the tortilla chip company revealed “Incognito Doritos.” No, it’s not a new flavor of Doritos, but instead, it’s actually a fake bag of Doritos where the contents inside isn’t tortilla chips, but an entire Spider-Man suit just like the one Peter Parker creates for himself in Spider-Man: Far From Home. And the good news is that you can try to get one of your own. Read More »
Have you heard of Arcade 1Up? They’re a video game company which specializes in bringing classic video gamee arcade cabinets into your home in a much more affordable way. They manufacture 3/4 scale video game cabinets that have the nostalgic feel of playing classic games like Galaga, Pac-Man, Centipede, and more, but you get to assemble them yourself in an easy step-by-step process that is no more difficult than putting together a desk. And they recently announced an exciting new wave of arcade cabinets.
Arcade 1Up will soon have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marvel Super Heroes and Star Wars arcade cabinets available, each with a collection of several arcade games that will be available to play just like when you were popping in quarters left and right. See the new Star Wars, Marvel and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game cabinets below. Read More »
Earlier this year, we got word that there would be a Ghostbusters and Transformers crossover in a limited comic book series from IDW Comics in honor of both franchises celebrating their 35th anniversaries. Not only would characters in both franchises meet, but the signature Ghostbusters vehicle, the Ecto-1, is being turned into an Autobot called the Ectotron. However, that’s not the only Transformers and Ghostbusters crossover character we’ll see this year.
Coming to San Diego Comic-Con this year as an exclusive release will be a Ghostbusters x Transformers set that has Optimus Prime turned into the Ecto-35, a semi-truck made to look like it belongs to the Ghostbsuters. It’s…weird. Read More »
Because the world is cruel, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping bombed at the box office. But it seems Popstar has found a cult following since its disastrous theatrical release, because Mondo is releasing the film’s original soundtrack by The Lonely Island on vinyl. And there are five different album covers that you can choose from too. Check out the Popstar vinyl soundtrack below. Read More »
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In case you hadn’t heard, the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That is returning to the cable network for kids this weekend on June 15 at 8:30pm ET. And in honor of the show’s return, Nickelodeon will bring one of the most popular sketches from the original run of the series to life in the form of a Good Burger pop-up restaurant that will be serving Good Burgers, Good Chunks, Good Shakes, and more. Get the details on where and when you can check out the Good Burger pop-up restaurant. Read More »
When it comes to trying the latest soft drink, candy, chips or fast food promotions, I’m always curious. Just listen to any the Water Cooler episodes of our podcast /Film Daily and you’ll hear what I’m talking about. But when it comes to Burger King’s latest cross-promotion with the third season of Stranger Things, I seriously can’t deal with it.
Burger King has announced a special Stranger Things Upside Down Whopper. And if you’re thinking, “They didn’t just take a Whopper and turn it upside down, did they?” Yes, they did. That’s literally all they did. Someone dropped the damn sandwich and called it a cross-promotion. Read More »