Gwendoline Christie Will Be Back for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

Gwendoline Christie Will Be Back for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

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Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that she will be back for “Star Wars: Episode VIII” to reprise her role as the well-armored Captain Phasma. While speaking to People Magazine on the red carpet last night at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Christie was asked if she would be back for “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Christie replied, “I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually.”

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” reportedly started filming in January of this year, so it makes sense that Christie would know if she was needed for new scenes.  Despite being on the Starkiller Base when it blew up at the end of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Captain Phasma will apparently live again. Hopefully she’ll have an expanded role in “Episode VIII.”

The next “Star Wars” movie to hit theaters is the anthology prequel film “Rogue One,” which opens December 16, 2016. “Star Wars: Episode VIII” will debut the following year, on December 15, 2017. Gwendoline Christie can also be seen in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones,” which lands on HBO Sunday, April 24, 2016.

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW 04/14/15

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW 04/14/15

THIS WEEK FONSECA HAS GUEST HOSTS ANNA MARIA AND MIKE MATTEWS, WE TALK TO Bianca Kajlich.. From NBC’s HIT Undateable…She calls Fonseca a GEEK..and talks about her TV show.

We talk Avengers, Doctor Who, Comic Books and read your emails.

 

 

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Doctor Who Will Air Until At Least 2020

 

doctor who tenth anniversaryDoctor Who just celebrated the tenth anniversary of its new run on television, which started the 2005 episode “Rose,” and Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor. A decade and four Doctors later, executive producer Steven Moffat says that fans can expect the Doctor’s adventures to continue for at least another five years.“I thought it would last ten years,” Moffat tells Doctor Who Magazine. “I didn’t think it would last ten years with BBC Worldwide trying to get me in a room to talk about their plan for the next five years!”But why stop at a 15 year run?“It’s going to do a minimum of 15. I mean, it could do 26!”Even after 10 years on the show, Moffat goes on to say that it’s never an easy production.

“It’s not easy to find new people,” he says. “It’s not easy to find new Doctors. That could be the danger – that you start to think that it’s easy. There’s nothing easy about doing Doctor Who.”

Moffat says that the show is a strong as it ever has been since the relaunch in 2005, and is actually growing internationally.

“Ten years on, our ratings are pretty much the same. Actually, internationally, bigger. No show does that! You’re meant to go down! Doctor Who just stays. It’s extraordinary!” he said.

He also revealed that the BBC had a surprisingly practical outlook when Moffat took the reins from previous showrunner Russell T. Davies.

“When I first took it over, the BBC said to me, ‘We’ve done all our calculations. The ratings will now fall. Expect to lose quite a bit. We don’t mind that. We’re going to keep it going. So long as it’s a good show we won’t mind if the ratings stop being quite as amazing as they were. That’s absolutely fine.’ And they didn’t. They pretty much stayed the same.”

Ben Stephenson, head of BBC drama, echoed Moffat’s confidence in the series, saying there’s no reason that can’t be celebrating the show’s 100th anniversary in another 50 years.

“Because it’s such an amazing format, because you can constantly revive it and re-imagine it, then as long as the people looking after it are passionate about it and the BBC is passionate about it, there’s absolutely no reason why it can’t do another 50 years.”

Doctor Who will return for Series 9, with Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, later in 2015.

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The Merc With a Meta Mouth: 5 Ways Deadpool Breaks the Fourth Wall

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In case you didn’t notice, Deadpool and his upcoming movie have been in the news everywhere lately. That means it’s time for another arbitrarily constructed list meant to inspire debate and/or frustrating longtime fans who know the subject infinitely better than some overworked writer.

 

 

 

 

If that intro felt a little too on-the-nose for you, it’s because this list both honors and explores one of Deadpool’s signature characteristics – his propensity to break down the “fourth wall” between the comic and the reader. In celebration, ComicBook.com decided to break the fourth wall ourselves with some insight (and humor. Please find this article funny.) into constructing a list of Deadpool fourth wall breaks (we naturally kept it to five, because who has time to ramble on longer than that?).Deadpool MvC3 weapon barHonorable Mention: One of These Things Is Not Like the OtherListicles will typically utilize an honorable mention where the author wants to discuss something that’s kind of related to the topic at hand, but is too fringe for the article’s main theme. In this case, that’s Deadpool’s fourth-wall bust in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 video game. Being the cosmically aware character that he is, Deadpool uses the game’s energy bars and power meters to attack his opponents. It’s clever touch from the game programmers, as it totally captures Deadpool’s archaic nature. But since the rest of this list will focus on comic book moments, this video game instance is relegated to the honorable mention pile. Also, that technically means this list has six entries, but we’ll continue to label it as five because honorable mentions don’t really count.Deadpool Bullseye5. Leave Nothing To The Imagination 

In this panel from Joe Kelly’s landmark run on Deadpool, the “Merc with a Mouth” (just worked in a nickname so we don’t have to write the word “Deadpool” twice in a row) acknowledges that he’s a character in a serialized piece of fiction when he tells his adversary, Bullseye, exactly when the two last tangoed. While it’s a helpful guideline for the reader (to this day, editors will still use those little * notes to alert readers of prior events), Kelly dropped this line into Deadpool to mock tired superhero/villain banter and immediately cut to the chase.
This bit was ahead of its time and is still quite funny, but as its fifth-place ranking, suggests, it’s pretty basic fourth wall breaking.

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4. The Other Guys

Building off the last entry (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, just scroll up), this issue of A+X features a team-up between Deadpool and Hawkeye that’s derailed when an adversary misidentifies them as “Purple Arrow” and “Ninja Spider-Man.” For an extra turn of the fourth wall-breaking screw, Deadpool comments on the newness of their Hawkeye and Deadpoolbooks, and how their lack of exposure has lead to the misidentifications.

The “Purple Arrow” comment is just an obvious poke at the fact that Hawkeye, despite his current “A” list status in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a blatant ripoff of DC Comics’ Green Arrow. Meanwhile, Deadpool’s crack on how his and Hawkeye’s new books haven’t developed a strong following yet reads as a good-natured swipe at the frequency of superhero comic reboots and relaunches.

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3. Mixed Media

Remember when we mentioned video game Deadpool fighting with energy bars (see, the honorable mentions do count!)? In the same vein, Deadpool has a habit of acknowledging his comic book status by referring to medium conventions like dialogue balloons and narration boxes (aka, “little yellow boxes”). Starting with Gail Simone’s run scripting Deadpool, the character would converse with these little yellow boxes, and in some instances, argue with them (like I am with the person who keeps putting all this parenthetical information into this listicle. Stop doing that). Thank you.

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2. Honor Thy Father (Or Not)

Deadpool is not the first comic book character to acknowledge his creator. An early Silver Age issue of the Fantastic Four actually featured Doctor Doom interacting with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as part of his plot to conquer Reed Richards and company. But there’s just something smarmy about the way Deadpool smugly winks and nods at his creator, Rob Liefeld, that has a certain je ne sais quoi about it (French? Does this writer think he’s better than me?). A lot of that is due to Liefeld’s controversial status in the comic book industry. An artist who hit supernova status when he was practically a teenager, Liefeld gets credited for pioneering many 90s artistic trends that are derided by fans and critics today – i.e. oversized guns, disproportionate anatomy, and pouches. The Fantastic Four addressed the fact that Kirby wouldn’t draw Galactus the same way twice, but Deadpool has never shied from a shot at Liefeld. And depending on where your opinion stands on Liefeld, that’s either very funny or mean-spirited.

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1. Look Familiar? 

What better way to end a listicle that’s tied to recent Deadpool movie news than by listing a Deadpool film reference in the top spot?

Actually, what’s amazing about this panel is that it was published nearly seven years BEFORE Wolverine: Origins, the first movie where Ryan Reynolds portrays the “Merc With a Mouth” (before they took away his mouth for reasons that anger fans to this day). Did the comic’s writer, Gail Simone, have some kind of crystal ball that told her Reynolds would one day play Deadpool, or was she just making a cheeky joke about him at the expense of a random and handsome actor? Either way, acknowledging the real world outside of the fictional world of comics books, is, by definition, breaking the fourth wall. So coincidental foresight, this instance earns the top spot (and, as we said at the very top of this article, this list was explicitly timed to tie-in to the wave of Reynolds/Deadpool movies news).

Set Videos: Deadpool Waves To Fans & Performs Acrobatic Stunts

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More fantastic footage from the set of 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool has surfaced online and it is filled with awesomeness.Torry Courte had a birds eye view of the set as they filmed multiple takes of Wade Wilson performing acrobatic stunts. He also captured a shootout scene in which a group of thugs open fire on our mutant anti-hero.Global News has some fun footage of Vancouver-born superstar Ryan Reynolds waving to his fans while wearing his red and black superhero costume.Deadpool (April 7th Vancouver, BC) from Torry Courte on Vimeo.

Deadpool – Filming in Vancouver, BC from Torry Courte on Vimeo.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Our First Look at the Full Suicide Squad Cast

Now, a constant barrage of leaks from the Deadpool set may well have dominated the past week’s awesome-superheroic-images news cycle – but that doesn’t mean that the Merc with a Mouth is going to get the last word.After all, Suicide Squad hasn’t even really stepped into the ring yet, and with filming only just about to get started on the all-star DC adventure, things are liable to get over-exciting any day now.Or, in fact, right about now.Y’see, director David Ayer – who has in the past few weeks joined with cast-member Jared Leto to tease the film’s new Joker – just released an image on Twitter…and it’s something pretty special:Yup, that’s right. That there is pretty much the entire cast of Suicide Squad, all hanging out in one place at the same time…

 

From left to right – Director David Ayer, Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller).

As well as:

From left to right – Will Smith (Deadshot), Karen Fukuhara (Plastique), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress).

The thing is, though, you may well have noticed that there are a couple of famous faces missing – and three surprising new ones included.

Well, Jared Leto is presumably busy getting into the role of the Joker (watch out, Toronto!), but what about Joe Manganiello, heavily rumored to be playing Deathstroke in the movie?

Well, according to Umberto Gonzalez (a.k.a. Latino-Review’s El Mayimbe), that’s very much not going to happen:

Instead, those three new faces?

(A.k.a., from left to right – Adam Beach, Jim Parrack, and Ike Barinholtz)

They’ll apparently be playing Ravan, Deathstroke, and Dr. Hugo Strange respectively.

Which is actually a pretty big reveal to just throw into a full cast shot like that. Nicely played, Mr. Ayer. Nicely played…

The big question now, then? When are we going to get to see them in costume?

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′ Story Treatment Is Complete

In fact, after writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy to critical and financial success, Gunn has more creative freedom than any other Marvel director to date and is using that to get far more original with his ideas and deviating from Marvel Comics stories for the sequel – according to his own words. He recently pitched his GOTG 2story though, and they loved it (even though they called it a “risk”).

So, where are we now? After the pitch, Gunn submitted his treatment, has a followup meeting about it this week and will begin writing the actual screenplay in a matter of days

“I turned in my treatment. I’m going in to meet about it Friday and we will start working on the screenplay next week,” Gunn explained yesterday using the Periscope social media broadcasting app, later adding during the video that the script is “very, very far along.” How long? 70 pages long.

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As for the “they” of it all, the Marvel Studios top brass Gunn is bouncing story ideas off of executives, producers (and executive producers) Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Jonathan Schwartz, and Victoria Alonso. He described the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 session as the “best experience he ever had with a pitch.”

Other tidbits revealed during his live Q&A yesterday:

  • Hardest part of Guardians of the Galaxy was setting up and designing the characters – making the sequel that much more easier having the core characters already realized.
  • “Ronan is a bad guy, we killed him. Not everything is going to happen in the movies the same as the comics.”
  • Fans will get to know the Guardians in a “deeper way” in the sequel.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be in 3D (obviously).
  • “We don’t do motion capture for Rocket and Groot,” in response to a question about Vin Diesel doing mocap for the sequel. They just reference images at times.
  • Might have figured out a way for Karen Gillan to play Nebula in the sequel without having to shave her head.
  • GOTG 1 & 2 writing process: Plots out whole story and then writes it after.
  • There’s little improv on set but there’s some during rehearsals which Gunn then adds to the script.

Non-Guardians Marvel tidbits:

  • Would like to use drones to shoot in an upcoming movie.
  • “lept for joy” at Spider-Man joining MCU.
  • Favorite current comics: Silver Surfer, Wolverines, Secret Avengers
  • Really dug the trailer for Fantastic Four and has already seen Avengers 2 and “liked it.”

Non-Marvel:

  • Would never direct an X-Men film
  • Fave supervillain: Heath Ledger’s Joker

For more on Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Gunn recently revealed that his favorite character will be in it and that he wants to work with Al Pacino (who has already met with Marvel). The sequel will reveal Star-Lord’s father and show that the heroes are “worse than you think.” Sorry comic readers, no Captain Marvel or Nova in this one but Gunn does already have Guardians of the Galaxy 3 story ideas

‘The Walking Dead’ Broke Its Own Season Finale Ratings Record

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This just in: AMC’s zombie show is pretty popular.

For the fourth season in a row — so, all of them, minus the first, obviously — The Walking Deadset a new season finale ratings record. Not only that, but every episode this season, dating back to October 2014, ranked in the “top 50 telecasts across all of television among adults 18-49.”

From a press release:

The season five finale of The Walking Dead last night was the highest-rated finale in series history, delivering 15.8 million viewers and 10.4 million adults 18-49. The episode capped the show’s strong fifth season with all 16 episodes ranking in the top 20 entertainment telecasts across all of television this broadcast season among adults 18-49. When including sports and specials, all 16 episodes of The Walking Dead season five rank in the top 50 telecasts across all of television among adults 18-49 – the first time a series has achieved this in cable history. With time-shifted playback added in, this season finale of The Walking Dead should exceed more than 20 million viewers and 14 million adults 18-49.

In case you’re wondering, the highest-rated episode of the entire show is the fifth season premiere “No Sanctuary,” which was watched by 17.29 million people. So, compared to its own remarkable success, ONLY 15.8 million viewers is a disappointment. But compared to every other show? Well, there’s a reason Fear the Walking Dead already has a two-season commitment.

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Tron 3 Titled Tron: Ascension

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Disney has reportedly titled their third Tron film as Tron: Ascension.The official follow-up to 2010’s Tron: Legacy, the threequel will reportedly film in Vancouver from early October 2015 until February 2016. Director Joseph Kosinski, who directed Legacy, will reportedly return to helm the project. No word on the film’s cast or screenwriters has been given, but with production less than a year away, expect more announcements to hit soon.Tron, a Disney franchise that dates back to the Eighties, tells the story of a video game world that abduct its real-life players and forces them to participate in deadly gladiatorial games.Are you excited for another Tron sequel? Let us know in the comments below.

Daredevil: Rise Of The First Defender Promo Released

daredevil rise of the first defenderNetflix has released a new “The First Defender” promotional video for Marvel’s Dardevil.

 

The video shows some of the action we’ve seen from previous trailer, but references Daredevil as the “The First Defender.” The Defenders is the superhero crossover team that will be formed by Netflix’s Marvel heroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron First. The “First Defender” line also invites comparison between Daredevil and Captain America, “The First Avenger.”Daredevil also makes a quip about his costume being a “work in progress,” which fans will surely enjoy.

Check it out below:

Daredevil premieres on Netflix on April 10.

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THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW (03/31/15)

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With SPECIAL GUEST HOST MIKE MATTEWS…

STAR WARS TIE FIGHTER ANIME SHORT FINALLY COMPLETE

Remember that amazing, two-minute Star Wars TIE Fighter anime short film from a few years back? Well, creator Paul Johnson has finally released the full seven-minute video after four long years of animating.

Johnson explained, “What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic ’80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Well, I tried my best.” Check out the awesomeness below:

“Don’t support me on Patreon, because I don’t have one!” Johnson added in the video description. “And don’t donate to my Kickstarter, because I don’t have one of those either. Instead, if you enjoyed this, give someone at your workplace, uni, school or whatever a random bar of chocolate or can of Coke or something. Seriously, it’ll probably make their day. That would totally make my day.” (Seriously, Lucasfilm — hire this man!)

You can also check out the poster Johnson made for the short, inspired by those “really classy oil/acrylic-painted movie posters by folks like Drew Struzan… You know the ones,” Johnson said.

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The “Super Troopers 2″ Crowdfunding Campaign Raised $2 Million in a Day

The Broken Lizard comedy team launched in Indiegogo campaign on Tuesday to raise money for a sequel to their 2001 comedy “Super Troopers”.  They were hoping to raise $2 million in a month.  They ended up doing it IN A DAY. But that doesn’t mean you should stop donating.  They issued a statement saying, quote, “We can make the skinny version of ‘Super Troopers 2′ but I think we all want the muscular version so let’s keep going.

“We’ve got some big stuff in the script, and if we’re able to raise enough money, you’ll get to see all of it.”

SONY ACQUIRES ROBOTECH SCREEN RIGHTS, PLANS A MOVIE FRANCHISE

Sony Pictures announced today that they have secured the rights to the science-fiction anime Robotech, “with the intention of moving quickly toward production of a future global franchise.”

The project had previously been set up at Warner Bros. where star-producer Tobey Maguire had tried to get a film version off the ground.

As we reported last month, the film will be produced and written by a trio behind 300, producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton and screenwriter Michael Gordon.

The project will be overseen at Sony Pictures by Doug Belgrad, Michael De Luca, and Matthew Milam. De Luca said in a statement, “Robotech is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human characters that seem drawn from life. That’s why we are so excited to be working with Mark and Gianni as we move forward on this project. With a history that offers an epic love triangle, a renegade hero, and a world on the brink of extinction, Robotech offers a wide scope and a rich and impressive universe where the story possibilities are endless.”

“When the rights to Robotech became available we jumped; Mark and I knew it had what big movies in today’s world must have if they want to grab everyone: insane visuals AND powerful themes,” said Nunnari. “The characters in Robotech wrestle with both the destructive and redemptive powers of technology; nothing is more relevant today than that.”

Executive producer Frank Agrama of Harmony Gold, the original intellectual property rights holder, said: “Patience is a virtue. We at Harmony Gold have waited 30 years for the chips to fall in place. Finally they have, and finally our dreams have come true. I am sure that our fans and the public at large will be flabbergasted with what they will hear and see on the screen. Thank you Gianni, Mark, Ralph and above all, all of the Columbia Pictures people involved.”

While Robotech may be best known for the hugely popular ’80s TV series, it’s also a franchise comprised of books, role playing games, video games, toys and collectibles.

Star Trek TV Series Reportedly In The Works

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A new TV series set in the universe of Star Trek is in development, according to Latino Review.The project will reportedly be headed to CBS, who have a long-standing relationship with Paramount, the producers of the film franchise, and who are getting into genre in a big way in the fall with Greg Berlanti’s Supergirl.They have few details, although an earlier TV reboot titled Star Trek: Federation was proposed a few years back and they’ve heard that X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer, who was at one point attached to Federation, is attached to the project.

‘The Walking Dead’ spinoff will be called ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

Later this year AMC is launching a spinoff series to its most popular series, “The Walking Dead,” and we finally know its name.

Creator Robert Kirkman revealed the name of the companion show on Twitter.

Get ready for “Fear the Walking Dead. “Fear the Walking Dead” has already been confirmed for two seasons.

Unlike the original series, which takes place on the East Coast, the new series will be set in Los Angeles. The series will star Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis along with Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey.

Season one will comprise of six one-hour episodes, and will debut on AMC in summer 2015. Season 2 will air in 2016. We don’t know much else about the show, but the first trailer for the series will debut after the 90-minute finale of “The Walking Dead” Sunday evening.

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW (03/18/15)

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW (03/18/15)


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The Reverse Flash poster reveals he’s coming to The Flash March 17th

reverse flash cw thumbThe Flash is returning after a short break on The CW on Tuesday, March 17th, at 8 p.m. PT/ET. We know that Liam McIntyre will be making an appearance in the “Out of Time” episode as the Weather Wizard, a metahuman coming to avenge the death of his brother who died in the pilot. Now The CW has a released a new poster featuring Tom Cavanagh as The Reverse Flash in all his yellow glory.I’m guessing Reverse Flash will be having a small part, since the majority of the episode will most likely be about the Flash trying to put a stop to the Weather Wizard.reverse flash cw

“Mark Mardon aka The Weather Wizard (guest star Liam McIntyre) appears in Central City intent on avenging his brother Clyde’s death, and sets his sights on Joe, who shot Clyde. When Mardon attacks Joe and Barry, Barry is able to super-speed them to safety but Mardon gets away. Barry warns Joe not to go after a meta-human alone but Joe doesn’t listen and ends up in grave danger. Meanwhile, Cisco looks into the night the team captured the Reverse Flash and realizes something doesn’t add up and begins to wonder whether Joe was right about Dr. Wells. Barry and Linda (guest star Malese Jow) end up on an awkward double date with Eddie and Iris.”

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are ready to wreak havoc in these Avengers: Age of Ultron posters

scarlet_witch_poster_headerUnlike the previous posters that have been revealed by the actors themselves, Yahoo! Movies has given us a first look at the character posters for Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).scarlet_witch_quicksilver_avengers_age_of_ultron_posterWith the twins getting their own character posters, I wonder how long it’s going to take before Marvel releases the character poster for Paul Bettany’s Vision. After all, he’s been the one character that’s been revealed little-by-little so far.What do you think?

Be sure to check out the Iron ManHulkNick FuryBlack WidowHawkeyeThor and Captain America posters that have been revealed.

Avengers: Age of Ultron destroys theaters on May 1st.

The Joker crashes the DC Comics variant covers this June

Batgirl -Cv41-Joker-variant-solicitation- thumbIt’s going to be a big month for the Joker when June hits this year. The Clown Prince of Crime is going to be marketed heavily, as he’ll be appearing in many different DC comic titles via their variant covers.DC has released five variant covers via CBR. Check them out below:

  • Batgirl #41 by Rafael Albuquerque
  • The Flash #41 by Eddy Barrows and Marcelo Maiolo
  • Gotham Academy #7 by Craig Rousseau
  • Justice League #41 by David Finch, Jonathan Glapion and Brad Anderson
  • Superman #41 by Karl Kerschl

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SM-Cv41-joker-variant-solicitation-55598DC has been doing these variant-themed covers. In February, Harley Quinn was the character of the month. So far 5 variant covers have been revealed for the Joker, who will be getting a total of 25 once June hits.

  • ACTION COMICS #41 by DARWYN COOKE
  • AQUAMAN #41 by WALTER SIMONSON and LAURA MARTIN
  • BATGIRL #41 by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
  • BATMAN #41 by SEAN MURPHY and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
  • BATMAN/SUPERMAN #21 by JOCK
  • CATWOMAN #41 by JAVIER PULIDO
  • DEATHSTROKE #7 by LEE WEEKS and R&T HORIE
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #41 by PATRICK GLEASON and JOHN KALISZ
  • GOTHAM ACADEMY #7 by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
  • GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT by JOHN VAN FLEET
  • GRAYSON #9 by DAVE JOHNSON
  • GREEN ARROW #41 by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
  • GREEN LANTERN #41 by BEN OLIVER
  • HARLEY QUINN #17 by EDUARDO RISSO
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #41 by DAVID FINCH & JONATHAN GLAPION and BRAD ANDERSON
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 by HOWARD PORTER and HIFI
  • LOBO #7 by NEIL EDWARDS & JAY LEISTEN and JEROMY COX
  • NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #9 by JIM LEE and ALEX SINCLAIR
  • SECRET SIX #3 by DAN JURGENS & DANNY MIKI and ALEX SINCLAIR
  • SINESTRO #12 by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
  • SUPERMAN #41 by KARL KERSCHL
  • SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #18 by CLIFF CHIANG
  • TEEN TITANS #9 by SCOTT McDANIEL and R&T HORIE
  • THE FLASH #41 by EDDY BARROWS and MARCELO MAIOLO
  • WONDER WOMAN #41 by BRIAN BOLLAND

Smallville’s Jonathan Kent doesn’t approve of Man of Steel’s Jonathan Kent

jonathan kent john schneider kevin costnerWe’ve seen many versions of Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent’s adoptive father, in the Superman films and TV shows. Now we have Smallville‘s John Schneider, who played Jonathan Kent, talking about how he wasn’t a fan of Kevin Costner’s Jonathan Kent in Man of Steel.There was a scene in the movie that turned Schneider’s head. He told Vintage Sound 93.1’s The Tony Tone Show that he didn’t care for how Costner’s Kent raised Clark.

“I love Kevin, and I love what Kevin does. But I didn’t care for one scene in there, where Jonathan was advising Clark to do something that was self-serving, it was tell a lie, I can’t remember exactly what it was. I think Jonathan Kent is the best dad perhaps ever depicted on television. And I don’t mean my work, I just mean the man I was fortunate enough to play. He was a great father, and I don’t think the one in Man of Steel was a great father. He had some flaws that don’t belong in a comic book. I really had wished that had been me.”

The scene could be the one where Costner’s Kent told Clark to not save the kids in the school bus, since that would reveal his powers.

You can hear Schneider talk about it at the 5-minute mark.

 

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW 03/12/15

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW 03/12/15

Marvel vs DC: More super heroes in film equal success?

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With the additions of these popular DC characters (Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and possibly Cyborg) into WB/DC’s movie next year, why do people complain about Batman vs Superman having too many heroes? But then give a thumbs up when Captain America: Civil War adds more and more heroes to the roster? This is the reason: it’s because Marvel Studios has already established those characters to the public. At least that’s according the Marvel Studios formula. Also it’s the MCU’s version of Civil War, which in the comic books had a majority of their roster fighting each other in every nook and cranny of the world.The sad truth that WB/DC needs to understand is that they waited too long sitting on their haunches. While Marvel Studios was busy creating their cinematic universe a decade before, WB/DC kept their noses in the air, wallowing in their Dark Knight Trilogy praises, and thought that Marvel wouldn’t amount to anything with a general unknown hero (unless you read comics), like Iron Man being released first. I do like some DC characters, but yes I will say that the DC community was very arrogant at that time since I remember a majority of the forums bashing on Iron Man, and stating that nothing can touch their “Bat-god” universe created by Nolan.marvel vs dcThe point I’m trying to get to here is empathy. The general movie goer is going to empathize with characters that they are familiar with. There’s always a high possibility of too many variables being introduced that will lose the consumer’s attention, or cause them to ask “Who’s this guy and why are they in this movie again?” Warner Bros CEO Tsujihara recently released a statement saying that:

“You don’t have to explain to the consumer what a ‘Batman v Superman’ is.”

Sure, he does make a point that you don’t need to explain who Batman and Superman are, because those are the only two characters you’ve been mainly focusing on and have REBOOTED IN THE PAST 30 YEARS. They attempted with Green Lantern several years back, and that movie was so “edgy” it literally fell off the “edge” of a cliff in the box office. However, I digress from the point I was making.

It’s already 2015 and WB/DC are now playing catch-up to Marvel Studios by shotgunning their characters into one movie, or shotgunning them on different television networks. Yes, I do understand that this is claimed to be WB/DC’s own movie formula, but let’s just face the facts. This is their mad scramble at attempting to replicate Marvel’s decade long success, or at least their attempt to prove to us that they can do it in a shorter amount of time.

In closing I’d like to state this: Marvel Studios invested a lot of time introducing their characters to prove themselves, and now they can bear the fruits of their labors in the movies. WB/DC has had more than a decade to introduce other characters and create their own cinematic universe, but they didn’t. They were too scared to introduce their other characters for fear of the public not accepting them; apparently Batman and Superman were the only exceptions. I hate to say it, but arrogance will sometimes get you so caught up in yourself, that you forget what’s going on around you. In this race for the comic book movie crown, WB/DC held it atop of their heads for the longest time, with Batman as their king. Unfortunately, while they were basking in their glory, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers have zoomed by and took the crown for themselves. Only time will tell if WB/DC will regain their former glory.

Batman vs. Darth Vader gets a rematch

batman darth vaderWhenever you do a vs. match of popular characters, fans of the losing character will be upset. That was the case with the Batman vs. Darth Vader match from Super Power Beat Down. The first one revealed Darth Vader as the victor. Now we have an alternate ending to please the Batman fans out there. Watch how Batman takes down Vader in the video below.

DC reveals first look at Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

Melissa Benoist supergirl thumbCBS and Greg Berlanti are working on a live-action Supergirl series, with Melissa Benoist starring as the titular character. Now Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment, and CBS have revealed the official first-look images of the actress in her Supergirl outfit. What do you guys think?Melissa Benoist supergirlAs you can see, they are making Supergirl look less like a sexual object, since the skin of her legs aren’t showing and her breasts are not as pronounced.

Benoist will be playing Kara Zor-El, with Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, and Faran Tahir as The Commander. Dean Cain and Helen Slater are also in the roster but with unknown roles.

The suit was designed by Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (Memoirs of a Geisha).

Atwood said, “In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today.

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There will be more Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron than The Avengers

hulk avengers ultron thumbIn Marvel’s The Avengers, the Hulk was more of a showcase of power and crazy visuals. He jumped on buildings, beat the crap out of the alien baddies, and gave us some laughs. Other than that, we really didn’t get to see much of Bruce Banner as the raging green beast. Now Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon reveals that the Hulk will have more screen time as well as more development.“There is more Hulk in this movie than there was in the last first,” Whedon told SFX.

Instead of just showing off what the Hulk can do, we’ll get to see him more as one of the Avengers team members.

“What I love is we have the opportunity, because we went in with this mission statement, to shoot the Hulk like a character in a movie, and not like a ‘Look what we’ve got!’ We have ‘overs’ – blurry ‘Hulk’s over there! Bits, very quick shots,” Whedon explained. “Everything isn’t ‘We built the Hulk so for god’s sake you’re going to watch him in this long take, full frame, the whole time!’ We really got to make him one of the characters in the movie. And that was a gift.”

As much as Whedon is enjoying the movie, it still stresses him out.

“Shoot me in the face! It is a nightmare,” Whedon said. “I long for the simple movies like Serenity! This is the hardest juggling act I have ever, ever tried to pull off.”

Characters from other team-based super-hero movies like X-Men have similar backgrounds. The Avengers is a collection of many different personalities and powers.

“They’re very disparate characters,” Whedon said. “The joy of the Avengers is they really don’t belong in the same room. It’s not like the X-Men who are all tortured by the same thing and have similar costumes. These guys are just all over the place. And so it’s tough. Honestly, this is as though as anything I’ve ever done, and I haven’t worked this hard since I had three shows on the air.”

Avengers: Age Of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.

 

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW 03/04/15

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW 03/04/15

WE TALK WITH NESTOR CARBONELL

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Nestor Carbonell stars as Sheriff Alex Romero in “Bates Motel” on A&E

NSFW version of gritty Power Rangers fan film is back online!

power-rangers-shortYou asked for it and your voices have been heard! Despite the disapproval of both Saban and Jason David Frank, the violent Power Rangers short has finally been posted back online after being taking down at the request of the creators of the beloved superhero sentai show.According to the film’s director, the filmmakers and Saban Entertainment had come to an agreement that would allow them to share the NSFW version of the video once again. Producer Adi Shankar revealed that the video was taken down Thursday because Saban wanted a disclaimer on the video so that kids wouldn’t confuse his violent short with the family-friendly TV show.

They put these disclaimers on so kids so don’t confuse our super-violent film with their Power Rangers brand. There are no hard feelings. We signed contracts. We can play it anywhere we want on all platforms. I think they realized that people just want to see it.

Before the original video was taken down, it amassed over 12 million view. You can watch the NSFW version below.

Disney releases new video for its Avatar-themed land

animal kingdom avatar james cameronDisney has been working on an Avatar-themed area for its Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida. Now we get a glimpse of what we can expect from the land in a new video released by Disney Parks blog.Disney is working closely with director James Cameron to recreate the world of Pandora, and it has been in production since 2011. It is scheduled to open in 2017.“We’re having a lot of fun dreaming up ways to bring to life the land’s iconic elements from the magnificent floating mountains to the interactive bioluminescent forest, and even to the soaring banshees,” Bruce Vaughn, Walt Disney Imagineering’s chief creative executive, said. “This project is really pushing the boundaries of what is possible.”

Jem and the Holograms perform on stage in first official photo

Jem and the Holograms thumbThere was a low-res image roaming around the net for Jon M. Chu’s Jem and the Holograms, a movie based on the ’80s cartoon. Now Universal Pictures has released a high-res photo featuring Hayley Kiyoko, Aubrey Peeples and Stefanie Scott.

Chu is no stranger to directing a movie based on a popular kid’s franchise, since he also directed G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Jem and the Holograms

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy and his art

 

nimoyWe mourn today for the loss of Leonard Nimoy, who we all know as Mr. Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series. He had starred in numerous television shows, movies, wrote and sang songs, and even had his photography and poetry published. He was a true Renaissance man.

Here, we want to celebrate his life and show you his best moments, not only in Star Trek, but in his other work too.

MUSIC

Leonard Nimoy was also an accomplished singer. He had released five albums of musical vocal recordings on Dot Records. As a long time fan of Tolkien, Leonard Nimoy wrote and sang “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.” NERD REACTOR CAPTURED THIS with Leonard Nimoy at the Entertainment Weekly Film Festival two years ago singing the song.

His first album was called Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space.

And my personal favorite, Leonard Nimoy singing Proud Mary:

 

HOSTING

After Star Trek, Nimoy became the host for a documentary television series that explored mysterious phenomena called In Search Of… He wrote two episodes for the series, including an episode about artist Van Gogh.

 

DIRECTING

Not many people know that Leonard Nimoy directed two Star Trek films and the hit comedy Three Men and a Baby.  He directed one of the most popular films of the franchise, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. We all love George and Gracie.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

leonard nimoyNimoy released two photography books on humanityspirituality, and body acceptance. His work was emotional and motivational to accept one’s body and the question, “Who do you think you are?” His photos have been displayed at the R. Michelson Galleries and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art exhibitions and still amaze us to this day.

 

WRITER

Not many people knew Nimoy was a poet or a writer. He was a true artist of words and inspired us all. He has written two autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and a second volume I am Spock (1995). The first of the books was somewhat controversial because fans thought Nimoy was trying to distance himself from his famous character, but he just discusses the “identity crisis” issue. He added more on his life playing Spock in his second book. Nimoy’s poetry was published along with some photographs. His last book was published in 2002, A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life.

 

HUMOR

Leonard Nimoy had a great sense of humor when it came to his character Spock. He starred in Bruno Mars’ music video The Lazy Song, portraying a lazy version of himself. It’s hilarious.

He also starred in an Audi commercial with his young Star Trek counterpart, Spock 2.0’s Zachary Quinto. It’s so funny to see Nimoy making fun of himself in this commercial.

He also made a cameo as himself on The Simpsons: The Springfield Files and Marge Vs. the Monorail. 

 

TELEVISION

Many knew him as Mr. Spock, but before the Enterprise landed, Nimoy starred in several TV shows including Dragnet, The West Point Story, The Twilight Zone, and Seahunt.

After the Star Trek TV series ended, Nimoy went on to star in Mission: Impossible for two seasons playing the role of Paris, an IMF agent who was an ex-magician and makeup expert.

He received an Emmy nomination for his supporting role in Ingrd Bergman’s final film, A Woman Called Golda.

 

STAR TREK

Of course, we cannot forget the great moments he had on the screen as Mr. Spock. From the television show to the new Star Trek films, we can never forget our favorite half-human, half-Vulcan Spock. Here are some of our favorite moments with Mr. Spock:

Amok Time (1967) – Spock is going through pon farr, a neurochemical imbalance that caused them to go mad if they didn’t mate. Kirk must battle Spock, because Spock’s betrothed picked Kirk. This scene is one of the most famous scenes in Star Trek.

The Side of Paradise (1967) – Spock is fighting his emotions and starts to feel a bit of romance. He also kisses a woman. Yes. He kisses a woman with LOVE. Also, I love the spores just hitting his face.

The Menagerie Part 1 and Part 2 (1966) – The Star Trek original pilot with Captain Pike with Spock as his right-hand man. This episode was memorable because he disobeyed orders to give his former captain Pike a better chance at life. It’s really touching the lengths he’d go for Captain Pike and you just respect Spock more for it.

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) – In this version (the “original”), Spock sacrifices himself for the crew. This was so touching – especially the interaction between Spock and Admiral Kirk.
Spock: “The needs of many weigh…”
Kirk: “…the needs of the few”
Spock: “…or the one.”

And Spock: “I have been, and always shall be, your friend. Live long and prosper.”

 

RIP Leonard Nimoy. 

Thank you for everything you have given us – the laughter, the tears, the madness, and the memories. 

We have been, and always shall be, your fans. 

 

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We talk to Larry Kenny..

 

Will Jason Momoa’s Aquaman have a big part in Batman v Superman?

aquaman jason momoa thumbZack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, recently posted a photo of Jason Momoa as Aquaman. The photo gives us a more intimidating look at the King of Atlantis, complete with scale tattoos covering up his arms and parts of his chest. The solo Aquaman movie doesn’t come out until 2018, but by seeing the photo early and the many reports coming in, we are certain that he’ll be making an appearance in the film. The question now is whether or not he’ll have a big part in the film.Badass Digest‘s Devin Faraci says that the role will be small.“As of the shooting script Aquaman is barely even present, showing up only in a survey of metahumans by Lex Luthor and then again at the very ending, when Batman recruits him for the Justice League.”That definitely doesn’t sound like a lot. So he gets a passing mention in a survey and a bit part at the end of the film.Either way, let’s hope Warner Bros. can knock it out of the park.Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.

Elaborate Age Of Ultron Figures Are Actually Cellphone Charms

avengers charmsIf turning your iPhone into a DeLorean time machine is a bit over the top, adding one of these Avengers: Age Of Ultron charms is the next most ridiculous thing.Actually, they’re probably a little too awesome and unwieldily to be charms. I mean, they’re 3-4 inches tall and they light up.The other problem is that you have to purchase them in a set of five for $73.50. Pricey yes, but wait until you see the Hulkbuster version after the break…image: http://cdn.nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/10991524_10152557624572610_9107524449709861308_o.jpg?874fb410991524_10152557624572610_9107524449709861308_oProduct Page ($73.50 via Kids Logic via io9)

 

Steven Spielberg wants to direct Indiana Jones movie starring Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt Indiana JonesHarrison Ford was made popular by a little sci-fi flick called Star Wars: Episode 1 – A New Hope. He later portrayed another iconic hero, Indiana Jones. Chris Pratt, who was made super popular by a little sci-fi flick called Guardians of the Galaxy, is reportedly being looked at by Disney and Lucasfilm to portray the iconic Indiana Jones in a new movie. Now we hear that Steven Spielberg, who directed all the Indiana Jones films, is interested in directing the film with Pratt as the adventurer, according to Deadline.Will Spielberg direct it? It all depends on when the script is finished and whether or not Spielberg likes it. Not a lot of people liked Steven Spielberg’s last Indy flick with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls. Do you think the director deserves another crack at the film series/ In the meantime, you can look forward to Pratt’s upcoming movie, Jurassic World, which hits theaters on June 12, 2015.

Wonder Woman movie to begin filming this fall

gal-gadot-wonder-woman-batman-vs-superYou’ll first get to see Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film by director Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, 300) next year. After that, she’ll be getting her own solo movie, with Gal Gadot starring as the Amazon princess. Now Deadline has spread the word that the solo film will begin principal photography in fall.Michelle MacLaren is attached as the director, who has worked on series like Game of ThronesThe Walking DeadBreaking Bad and Better Call Saul. The script is being worked by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift, Pan).Wonder Woman is rumored to be a trilogy, with the first film focusing on the ’20s and Themyscira being discovered by an outsider. Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 23, 2017.

Hugh Jackman wants to play Wolverine until he dies

Birdman is a movie following a washed-up actor who used to play a popular super hero. After watching that movie, actor Hugh Jackman admits that it has definitely inspired him to keep on playing Wolverine. He told this piece of news to Cigar Aficionado, even though he hinted before that he may no longer be Wolverine.

“I said to my wife, ‘The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I’ve got to find a way to keep playing him until I die.’ I know that someday they’ll recast the role with another actor…I’d be happy if the role was eventually recast. It would mean that it had become iconic.”

Every times he plays Wolverine, Jackman reveals that he’s always trying to bring more to the character.

“I always want to be in better shape than I was for the last one. I don’t believe in stagnation. People say they try to maintain the status quo. But I believe the natural cycle means you’re either advancing and getting closer to something or you’re receding…Every time I play Wolverine I want to go further, physically and emotionally.”

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016. No word yet on whether he would be making an appearance. It’s also said that we may see a third Wolverine movie coming to theaters on March 3, 2017, with James Mangold (The Wolverine) being rumored to direct.

 

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Stormtroopers March In Funeral Procession To Honor Star Wars Super Fan [Video]

stormtrooper funeralStar Wars fan Gordon Deacon, 58, from Llanedeyrn in Cardiff, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last month. His wife Marilyn remembers her husband and father of four as “a truly remarkable gentleman” and knew he should be honored in a special way.The result? A funeral procession with Stormtroopers leading a horse drawn carriage. Mourners were also asked to show respect by donning either Star Wars costumes or red for his fandom of the Liverpool Football Club.

Among the tears and embraces, his friends and family spoke lovingly of his amazing spirit.

His Granddaughter Georgia told Wales Online:

“He was an amazing man who was a big kid at heart. He would always put a smile on your face. These are just some of the things I will miss about the man who has been my hero since I was born.”

A video from the funeral follows after the break…

In an interview with ITV.com, Marilyn remembers that her husband was “mad on Star Wars” since he saw the first movie in 1977.

“We used to go to shows and he had a signed photograph of bounty hunter Boba Fett on the wall. He had Star Wars lightsabers, figurines, cookie jars, the lot. My husband didn’t want people to wear black, his wish was to have a different funeral. People can either wear Star Wars costumes, but not Darth Vader I think he would be over the moon about the theme of his funeral.”

As his family said goodbye, Stormtroopers lead the way of the horse drawn hearse, which was adorned with a Liverpool flag and Star Wars floral tribute.

His family spoke of Gordon as their “own Peter Pan”—a “boy who never wanted to grow up”.

The Chewbacca Furby Is Coming This Fall [Video]

 

c1Your first thought on seeing this Chewbacca Furby might be that someone did a really good custom job. Turns out, Chewby / Furbacca will be sold by Hasbro for $79.99 come Fall. As with other Furbies, you’ll be responsible for feeding, bathing and playing with him through an app available for iOS or Android.

Mashable also notes that he’s responsive to touch, speaks like Chewbacca and hums the Star Wars theme, and his eyes can “populate with pictures of X-Wing Fighters and Imperial Star Destroyers” depending on his mood.

See more pictures and a demo video after the break.

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WE TALK TIME TRAVEL…OR WE WILL..OR WE DID?