Marvel’s Inhumans – Are you looking forward?

Tony is annoyed at people, Casey is annoyed at people and Betty returns from JapanFest as we get together on this Batman day and hope this isn’t our last episode as a rapture was scheduled to occur.  This week we talk Inhumans news and much more including:

Riverdale Spinoff

It’s official: Sabrina the Teenage Witch is making tracks for Riverdale — though perhaps not the way fans have been speculating.

The CW is developing a one-hour Riverdale spinoff titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, TVLine has learned. The project, being likened to Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist in its tonality, “reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. … This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.”

New Terminator trilogy

The internet was ablaze around 36 hours ago over a reveal that Linda Hamilton would be returning to the role of Sarah Connor in the Tim Miller-directed/James Cameron-produced Terminator movie. We already knew Arnold Schwarzenegger was coming back, but Hamilton’s return (along with Cameron’s alleged involvement) will indeed make this sixth Terminator movie into something of an event, if only by virtue of theoretically setting it up as a quasi-Force Awakens of Terminator movies. By that, I mean that we’ll get newer, younger stars who will presumably take the lead with the able support of the series vets while the film acts as a proverbial “true” sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Tomb Raider trailer

https://youtu.be/8ndhidEmUbI

The fate of humanity rests in her hands. Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft.  Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Writers from John Scalzi to author Shannon Sullivan have called being white living life in “easy mode” when compared to the treatment that people of color receive. The upcoming RPG South Park: The Fractured But Whole takes that concept and integrates it right into the gameplay, increasing the difficulty for created characters as their chosen skin tone becomes darker.

Eurogamer was among the first to notice and publicize the feature. At a recent preview event, the site captured footage showing difficulty levels ranging from “easy” for a light-skinned character to “very difficult” for the darkest skin option. “Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect combat,” character Eric Cartman says as you operate the slider. “Just every other aspect of your whole life.”

Sexy Shelob

“She served none but herself, drinking the blood of Elves and Men, bloated and grown fat with endless brooding on her feasts, weaving webs of shadow; for all living things were her food, and her vomit darkness.”

Oh…did that description not make you think of a thin lady in a slinky black dress?

The new Lord of the Rings game from Monolith, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, will feature an uneasy alliance between its protagonist, Talion, and the giant spider Shelob, whom you may remember from her encounter with Frodo and Sam in the Two Towers book or Return of the King film. But Shelob will be “assuming the form” of a humanoid woman for most of the interactions, which is…a choice.

Inhumans

In 2014, Kevin Feige took to the stage at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to announce the Phase Three line-up of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain Marvel and Black Panther — undeniably two of Marvel Studios’ biggest upcoming films — and The Inhumans. The film was scheduled to debut in 2019, though details surrounding the project were few and far between, with many rumors suggesting Marvel had no intention of making the film at all.

Fast-forward to November 2016, and Marvel announced that the Royal Family would be moving from the big screen to the small screen, with ABC and IMAX joining forces to make what they hoped to be the Game of Thrones of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, the project, which doesn’t premiere on ABC until next Friday, has already been dubbed a critical dud, and failed to take off in its limited two week IMAX window. So, has the network already given it the ax

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Tony P. Henderson

Tony P. Henderson is a well traveled army brat who loves comedy and geek culture. After a stint in Los Angeles testing video games, performing comedy, and background acting Tony moved back to Georgia and hasn’t missed a Dragon Con since.

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