When Disney and Marvel Studios held their Hall H panel at the most recent Comic Con International: San Diego, we got a crop of Marvel films and television series and I not only shared the rundown but offered some Geek expertise on the batch which you can find HERE in case you didn’t see that. Now, as the morning coffee begins to do its trick, I am returning to a similar topic while the D23 Fan Expo takes place in Anaheim, CA as they announce some new shows that will exclusively air on the upcoming Disney+ service.
Ms. Marvel: Though I am not the most dedicated reader of the “Ms. Marvel” monthly title from Marvel Comics, I do think the character is a good idea. For those who don’t know much about her, this Ms. Marvel is one Kamala Khan and is the first Muslim character with her own comic title under the publisher. She is more of an Inhuman than a mutant or one that deals with the Power Cosmic but since she is younger, it opens up a world of creative storylines ala “The Runaways”. This could be an interesting series. Continue reading Exclusive Disney+ Marvel Studios Series Reveals @ D23 Fan Expo 2019→
The more I hear about the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the more I am convinced that it will be a day one subscription for me. Now the chatter has been high about the live-action Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” and it was just a short time ago that the fans attending the D23 Fan Expo got a look at the first trailer and now that its public so can we. Let’s watch.
The Premise: Star Wars: The Mandalorian takes place a few years “after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order” and follows “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic”. Continue reading Disney+ “The Mandalorian” Official Trailer→
Back in June I shared the quick trailer for “Rush: Cinema Strangiato” to properly herald the films One Night Only presentation and if you didn’t see said trailer post just click HERE to be up to speed. The moment has arrived my friends and this film is premiering tonight AND only tonight at select theaters across the country and in NYC’s own beautiful Village East Cinema. Let’s examine the Official Poster, some premise and “The Cast” LOL
The Scoop: The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, when the first “Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence” Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide. Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart”, “Subdivisions”, “Tom Sawyer” and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor. R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite “Jacob’s Ladder”, exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more. As a special bonus, fans will get a glimpse into the madness and passion that went in to the making of Geddy Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass – featuring a brand-new interview from the man himself.
Alex Lifeson on Guitar
Geddy Lee on Bass and Keyboard
Neil Peart on Drums
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I love Rush quite a bit, I am not yet 100% sure that I am seeing this film with the rest of the legions. I’m still pretty tired from rocking out last night with “The Hottest Band In The World – KISS!!!” and if you know how much that band means to me you will understand. It’s pretty exciting to find the legendary Rush showcased on the big screen and this will very likely see release as a must have Blu-ray, DVD or Digital release once its available to the public. I’ll close up now but before I do I wonder who among the readership is planning on seeing this tonight. Feel free to chime in down below in the comments section no matter where you are seeing it. I’d love to hear from you all.
The DC Universe streaming service is continuing to deliver live action series featuring the great heroes of the DC Comics universe by delivering a second season of “Titans”. Many might remember that “Titans” was the first offering of the at the time fledgling service which was going to offer a lot of original and classic programming along with a stockpile of digital comic books. The brand new clip is below as a First Look and they even offered newbies a recap part. Take a look.
Premise: Titans focuses on a group of young superheroes who form the titular superhero team to combat evil and other perils. The first incarnation of the team to appear in the series consists of Dick Grayson, Batman’s former vigilante partner turned police detective, Kory Anders, an extraterrestrial afflicted by amnesia, Rachel Roth, an empath pursued by dangerous forces, and Garfield “Gar” Logan, a shapeshifter formerly with the Doom Patrol. In the first season, Rachel comes to Dick for protection from her pursuers, which leads to them meeting and teaming up with Kory and Gar. The team eventually learns that Rachel is being targeted by her demonic father Trigon, who seeks to enslave the world. Continue reading DC Universe: “Titans” Recap and Season 2 First Look→
Back in July I shared the Season 4 trailer for the AMC Studios Original Series “Preacher” which of course is loosely based on the DC Comics Vertigo series of the same name. If you missed that posting just click HERE to see it. The series begins its final go round this evening on AMC so let’s examine the poster, some premise and casting.
The Premise: Jesse Custer is a hard-drinking, chain-smoking preacher who, enduring a crisis of faith, becomes infused with an extraordinary power. He embarks on a quest to better understand his new gift and literally finds God, alongside his trigger-happy ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and new vampire friend, Cassidy. “Preacher” is an adaptation of the intense comic book series that was done by Steve Dillon and Garth Ennis. It ran as a part of the DC Comics Vertigo imprint for “75” total issues. The show does NOT follow the general canon of the printed page. Continue reading Tonight: “Preacher” The Final Season on AMC (8/4/2019)→