MCU News First Look at Cable David Hasselhoff Raps and More


first_imgWe all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future. #PremiumCABLE #JoshBrolin— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2017The scars are in the right places, and that eye is unsettling. But you probably want to see the full costume, huh? Luckily, there’s a full-body shot too. Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Some people just know how to work a red carpet. #Domino #DeadPool2— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 31, 2017Over on the Cinematic Universe side of Marvel movies, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is gearing up for its Blu-ray release in the best possible way. Marvel put out a wonderfully tacky 1970s variety show-style music video for the end credits song, “Guardians Inferno.” The song was the only track on the Awesome Mix Vol. 2 album that wasn’t from the ’60s or ’70s. It was an original composition by director James Gunn featuring the rap stylings of one David Hasselhoff. And yes, he’s in the video. So if it wasn’t enough to listen to David Hasselhoff rap over the end credits of GOTG Vol. 2, you can watch him do it in a sparkly jumpsuit, surrounded by 70s production values. The video also features some top-notch dancing from the cast of GOTG Vol. 2, director James Gunn, and Stan Lee.That’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be available digitally on August 8, and on Blu-ray August 22.Not all is well in the MCU, unfortunately. Marvel’s new TV series Inhumans had its Television Critics Association press panel last weekend, and it… didn’t go well. The pilot has been screened for critics, and was largely panned. By most accounts, outside of Lockjaw who remains a very good boy, Inhumans is the hottest of messes. Comic book Movie reports that the cast and crew onstage were on the defensive and gave non-answers to questions about the show’s quality. Anson Mount, who plays Black Bolt, was asked how he felt about the negative reception and said the press made him feel like Ben Affleck after Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Oof.Tweets from reporters at the panel described it as uncomfortable, and like an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.  That #Inhumans panel was like a live table read on #CurbYourEnthusiasm— Tim Goodman (@BastardMachine) August 6, 2017At one point, Marvel head of television Jeph Loeb reportedly got a little testy with reporters after they kept asking about the show’s quality. He stressed multiple times that the show was not finished yet. When one reporter asked about Karnak’s storyline, which is reportedly so confusing many critics didn’t understand what his powers even were, Loeb responded that the finished product would make it clearer.“What you’ve seen so far is something that’s unfinished. Once you’ve seen the whole finished product, you actually do [understand].” Loeb reiterated the point when someone raised the issue of whether the visual quality of Inhumans would hold up on an IMAX screen, where it will premiere on September 1. “I can tell you that it was written on the material that you were given that the show that you have seen is not the finished product. If you’re asking me whether or not it was done, it’s not. So to be perfectly honest, I don’t understand your question.”Medusa actress Serinda Swan was forced to give the same answer when asked about Medusa’s hair. She says the CGI techniques used to animate her hair are brand new, and many of the special effects are being worked on right up until its September 1 premiere. “It’s never been done before, so there are going to be issues. There are going to be trials and tribulations. I think there was software that actually had to be built with it. If we only did things that were perfect we would never start and so it’s a phenomenal start.”Wow. Look, let’s assume that they’re all telling the truth, and the finished product will be remarkably better than what the critics in attendance at the panel saw. That’s still not a good look for a show that has its premiere in three weeks. Especially when that premiere is going to be on the largest possible movie screen, where any imperfections will be impossible to ignore. Also, nobody will care how new the tech is if the visual effects still look bad. Maybe in the three weeks between now and September 1, all this supposed unfinished work will get done and turn Inhumans into something great. But until that happens, there’s no reason to give them the benefit of the doubt given the footage they’ve released so far. Also, unfinished or not, they still deemed it good enough to show to critics for review. If the response isn’t what Marvel Television hoped for, that’s on them.Oh, also it was revealed at the panel that the version of the pilot shown in IMAX theaters on September 1 will be 75 minutes long. That’s nine minutes shorter than the version that will be shown for free on ABC on September 29. Man, there really isn’t any reason to pay to see this thing in IMAX is there? Though it could shed some light on the confusion critics faced regarding Karnak’s arc. Maybe those missing 9 minutes make his storyline (and powers) make sense?Honestly, this whole show is sounding worse the more we hear about it. At least there is some good news for Marvel Television on the horizon. Netflix’s The Defenders currently sits at 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. So at least Marvel has that going for it.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Ever since we learned that Josh Brolin was going to play Cable, we’ve been wondering what he’d look like. Sure, he’s in another popular series based on Marvel Comics, but his performance there is entirely CGI. Here, we’ll get to see his face. That makes a difference because Cable’s look is pretty iconic among X-Men fans. Early sketches of the character for Deadpool 2 looked promising, mostly because they looked like they’d be right at home on the comics page. But how would Brolin actually look in full Cable costume and makeup? As it turns out, pretty great.Ryan Reynolds tweeted out some photos of Brolin in full costume, and comics fans should be very happy. He looks tough, intimidating and most importantly, he looks like Cable. DeadPool 2: Your premium #Cable provider. #DeadPool2— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2017He certainly looks like a heavily-armed military dude. I do like the holstered teddy bear, though. Even futuristic cyborg mercenaries like to cuddle teddy bears. OK, it’s probably not for him. Most likely, this version of Cable is adapted from how he’s been portrayed in recent Marvel comics. He acts as a surrogate father to Hope Summers, an incredibly powerful mutant who can mimic other mutants’ powers and is a vessel of the Phoenix Force. If Deadpool 2 takes place when Hope is young, that would explain the teddy bear. How much of this will be in Deadpool 2 and how much of it is just set-up for the X-Force movie we don’t know. We are certain though, that it will be amazing fun to watch Deadpool annoy the crap out of this grumpy, heavily-armed mercenary from the future.Deadpool 2 will hit theaters next year, and its costumes look fantastic. Last week, Reynolds tweeted out a photo of Domino from the movie. Despite not being as comics-accurate as Cable, Zazie Beetz looks like the definition of cool in the role. Stay on targetlast_img

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