Snowpiercer fans have cause to celebrate. After delaying its two-part series finale for last week's basketball game, Deadline reports that the first part will drop early on TNT's website, on March 27. The second part will air on March 29. Season 2 of Snowpiercer has faced a unique challenge. Technically, the civil war between the tail and third-class vs much of second and first-class was won at the end of the first season. With the "main" story being wrapped up so soon, writers had to find a way to ensure that fans remained engaged in the show. The series' second season has met that challenge and then some. By delaying Mr. Wilford's (Sean Bean) involvement until the second chapter of its tale, Snowpiercer ensured that it would have compelling materials for years to come. The series has done a remarkable job remaining true to its source material (both the book and the film), while still creating something completely unique of its own. At the very end of Bong Joon-ho's film, … [Read more...] about Snowpiercer gets an early release for part one of the series finale
The vaunted Zack Snyder's Justice League is now streaming on HBO Max, and whether the long-awaited four-hour epic lives up to expectations or not, one thing it certainly delivers on is a new depth of DC lore including plotlines, concepts, and even characters from comic books. On that last note – among appearances from New Gods and even Martian Manhunter – there's a slightly less well-known DC comic book character hiding in the film, one whose legacy may actually be somewhat familiar to certain viewers. Spoilers ahead for Justice League: The Snyder Cut We're talking about Ryan Choi, who appears in Justice League: The Snyder Cut as a STAR Labs scientist played by actor Zheng Kai, working alongside Cyborg's father, Silas Stone. Though he doesn't seem to have a superhero secret identity in Snyder's DCU just yet, in one key scene Choi hints at his alter ego from comic books, explaining his scientific specialty as "nanotechnology." That's a crucial Easter egg, as in comic books … [Read more...] about Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Who is Ryan Choi and what are his powers?
Zack Snyder has said he thought a Cyborg solo movie after Justice League was "a no-brainer". If you’re unfamiliar with the story around the theatrical release of Justice League, the abridged version is: Snyder stepped away from the movie after a family tragedy, and Joss Whedon was brought in to oversee reshoots that drastically changed the film. Fans launched the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign, and four years later, Zack Snyder's Justice League is now streaming on HBO Max. In the 2017 version of Justice League, Cyborg's scenes were mostly reshoots , and his role was massively reduced. In the Snyder Cut , his part is much bigger, and Snyder has made it clear before that Cyborg actor Ray Fisher is "the heart of [the] movie" . "I'm really happy to have Ray's story put back," Snyder told Esquire , going on to talk more about hopes for a solo film later in the interview. "I'm very sad that I didn't push harder to set up the Cyborg movie before we shot Justice … [Read more...] about Zack Snyder wanted a solo Cyborg movie after Justice League
From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This week... with fans like these, who needs enemies? Quest for Glory is one of my favourite series of all time, a mix of classic adventure and RPG in a world full of dreadful puns, hidden secrets, and gorgeous scenery that stretched from the first game's European forests to the bleak horrors of Transylvanian Mordavia. Quest for Glory 4 in particular is a masterpiece; a game that not only assumes you have the intelligence to simply roll with its Slavic setting and rogues, but which which features one of my favourite villains/not quite villains of all time. The whole series is available on GOG and Steam , and I urge you to check it out with much haste. And then... and then there's Quest for Glory 4 1/2: So You Thought You Were A Hero, a fan-made interquel that returns to the first game to see what happened after you left. It's long. It's … [Read more...] about Crapshoot: The Quest for Glory fan-game so controversial it’s banned from forums
A major new DC hero will debut next month, inspired by the mythological character the Monkey King. This new hero (inspired by the legendary Chinese hero) will debut in May 11's DC Festival of Heroes: An Asian Superhero Celebration , written by someone who has experience with the legend: Gene Luen Yang. Created by Yang and artist Bernard Chang, the Monkey Prince will debut in a special team-up story pitting him and Shazam against Dr. Sivana and a Chinese deer demon spirit. Yang wrote about the Monkey King extensively in his seminal autobiographical OGN American Born Chinese . The mythology has also inspired numerous manga series including Dragon Ball and Saiyūki. DC is playing up the Monkey Prince's debut, by adding a Monkey Prince variant cover to DC Festival of Heroes: An Asian Superhero Celebration - but retailers must order 25 of the regular cover for every one copy of this variant, also by Chang, to sell to their customers. Here is Bernard Chang's design for the … [Read more...] about Meet the next big DC hero: the Monkey Prince