Sunday, March 21, 2021

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Mortal Kombat

Not calling out Producer Todd Garner… He made a great choice. OAN, Bounding into Comics, The Quartering, et al, it's NOT A RACE THING! GET OVER IT!

“Lastly, one more problem Garner and his team had was the unsavory idea of a white character (like Johnny Cage) being the hero who saves everyone. (Tan is mixed-race Chinese-British.) In Mortal Kombat lore, Johnny Cage is a Hollywood star who enters the tournament to prove he isn’t a pampered, spoiled A-lister. While Cage is rarely the capital-H hero in any given Mortal Kombat game, he is always somewhere near the center bringing levity to the serious stakes.

Garner didn’t confirm the precise whereabouts of Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat (his name came up a few times during the interview) but his absence thus far suggests the filmmakers are trying something different.

“I feel like if I was getting to make a movie with a diverse cast, it felt weird to have a white actor, literally Johnny Cage, be the hero of the story,” Garner says, adding that these discussions took place at the start of the movie’s pre-production nearly seven years ago “way before Black Lives Matter” and other pushes for diversity across industries including Hollywood.

But just because people’s favorite characters aren’t in Mortal Kombat doesn’t mean they won’t ever appear onscreen. “We don’t want to disappoint the fans,” Garner says. “That being said, there’s no possible way to make a movie where everybody gets what they want.”

But perhaps that’s something that can change in the future, should the film land with authority, paving the way for a Mortal Kombat Universe. And before you start joking about “SonyaVision,” just know, Garner is one step ahead.

“I would make WandaVision for Liu Kang and Kung Lao,” he says. “I would do a Stryker movie. I would do a Sonya and Jax movie and make it like Black Hawk Down. I’m not trying to fight fans. There’s legitimate reasons we did everything.” 

"I want to make a sequel, and I've now got Johnny Cage, which hasn't been used in the first one," Garner said during a recent press event attended by 

"So I have a big stick and carrot that maybe they'll let me have a Johnny Cage real presence in the second one. And secondarily, when you think about Mortal Kombat, if you just think about the patina of the movie, it has a very Asian feel to it. And I early on felt uncomfortable having a white male lead kind of lead that charge in the first movie. It just felt Hollywoodish to me, which is weird because he's an actor, which also is weird. And probably my bias of... it just feels weird if I'm trying to do, and I was, do something different and diverse and true. Is it a cop-out to all of a sudden have Ryan Reynolds, not him, but... As the lead felt a little disingenuous to me and super easy to bring him in, in a big bombastic fun way in the second. And he deserves that as a character. And I love these characters, so we thought hard about it." 



Rise Against

New Album “Nowhere Generation.” June 4th. 



Youtube - Shorts is now a thing in the States. With other countries part of a “gradual” rollout. 


SUPER RESOLUTION. Newest addition to the Camera Raw part of Photoshop can reportedly increase your image resolution by 400%. 


Amazon has the rights for theThursday Night broadcast through 2033. 

Comic Books/Books



Marvel is doing a series… duh…

written by Ed Brisson (Uncanny X-Men, X-Force) and drawn by artist Kev Walker (Doctor Strange) to be released June 9th 



Cowboy Bebop - Production Wrapped on season 1 

Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Feige seemingly confirms Madripoor. 

Resident Alien - Renewed for a second season 


Harvey Birdman sequel coming to Adult Swim April 4th 

Star Wars: Holiday Special

The “Story of the Faithful Wookie” will be available on Disney+ April 2nd. As well as the 2 Ewok movies, Caravan of Courage and The Battle for Endor. 

Star Wars: Clone Wars

Genndy Tartovsky’s series will begin streaming on Disney+ April 2nd. 



Theaters - LA Theaters opened and packed the 25% house. Good sign!!

The Batman - Finally wrapped on primary photography.

Sonic 2 - Production has BEGUN here.

Peter Pan & Wendy - Production has begun 

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers - Production has begun.

Venom 2 - Moved back to Sept, 17, 2021

Batman: Dying is Easy

New short film from Bat In The Sun. Michael Madsen, Chris Doughtry, Doug Jones, and Casper Van Dien. 


The next superhero movie? Apparently. script for the film is being penned by Gavin Games and Neil Widener, who previously worked on San Andreas and Hot Wheels 

Rumor Mill


Snyder Cut - The Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern WAS considered…

Hunger Games

New movie rumored in the early stages of production.

Deadpool 3

Robert Rodriguez rumored for the director’s seat???

Dr. Evil Movie

The sequel we talked about might be a spin-off?

Fantastic Four

Emily Blunt reportedly passed on the Invisible Woman role, which is why the mill is now saying Jennifer Lawrence is being considered for the role.

Smallville Revival

CW looking to reboot the longest running superhero show on TV?


Cancelled after season 3? But Ryan Wilde (Javicia Leslie) to remain part of the Berlanti-verse?

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