Out of the many Disney releases slated or 2018, one that's flying just under the radar has finally given us a first glimpse at our suited up heroes. Antman and the Wasp, Marvel's July blockbuster, will see both Scott and Hope side by side this time in their respective costumes. The first film directed by Peyton Reed in 2015 served as both an origin story for both characters, with the last appearance of Antman in Captain America: Civil War and since we've known for a long time that both characters were going to appear in the Inifity War, it will be interesting to see who they're up against. The first film was also one of the funniest Marvel has done thus far and I have no doubt in my mind the sequel will be packed with just as many actions and laughs. You can read here to learn a bit more about the film and get excited for it's release July 6th, 2018.
Let's break this down. Deadpool 2 has now been moved up from it's release date of June 1st to May 18th, which generally wouldn't be a bad thing if the R-rated comic film wasn't between Avengers 4 May 3rd release and Disney's Han Solo, scheduled to be released May 25th. While comic book films are known for having massive box office drops in their second week, this many big blockbuster films is bound to step on each others feet. On the other hand, the budget for Deadpool's sequel was said to not be "astronomically larger" than the first, meaning that even with their box office run cut at the ankles, they will probably still turn a nice profit. With all of this comes the news now that the Han Solo movie's release date could change, which might be ok considering we are due for our first teaser trailer (allegedly) this coming Monday. As for Channing Tatum's long time plagued Gambit solo film, not only has it lost it's director in Gore Verbinski but it was also pushed back to 2019. (Note: Verbinski is the third director to leave the film following both Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt). The teen horror film New Mutants has moved from April to February 22nd of 2019, which is insane considering the film appeared to be done and would likely move into promotion phase soon. The other flip side is that Deadpool's release before Memorial Day weekend will likely result in a pretty nice box office run even if only for a few weeks before the release of other summer blockbusters like the Jurassic World sequel.
After a week of speculation it turned out that the rumored Nintendo Direct was real after all. In their first broadcast of 2018, Nintendo gave us a "Nintendo Direct Mini," which was essentially a short presentation that just blew through a number of surprising announcements, from new titles to a Dark Souls port for the Switch. Take a look at the release date and titles below and get excited for some of the titles coming out this Spring for Nintendo Switch.
-The World Ends With You - final remix (this year)
-New Pokemon in Poken Tournament DX Aegislash and Blastoise (wave 1 and wave 2)
-Kirby Star Allies 3/16 also Kirby Battle Royal Demo on 3DS
-Dragon Quest Builders for Switch Demo launches today
-Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition with all bonus maps and DLC characters is coming to the switch this spring
-Marios Tennis Aces spring
-Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA summer
-Super Mario Odyssey to receive free update Balloon World for post campaign play online. There will be new outfits and filters for snapchat world. February
-SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy summer
-ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2 - nintendo shop today
Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle, new DLC starring Donkey Kong spring
-Payday 2 coming to Nintendo Switch with new content and a new character 2/27
-Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is coming to the Nintendo Switch with the addition of Funky Kong. 5/4
-Dark Souls remastered 5/25
After a brief hiatus, I am back and ready to kick off the New Year! Expect lots of fun changes in the upcoming weeks and a promise to more fun reads, stories, and content! If you've been here for awhile, thanks for sticking around!
Great news for Hulu fans! Two of the streaming giants better original shows that debuted last year have been officially renewed for their second season. Marvel's teen mystery, Runaway's as well as the fantastically hilarious Future Man, are both getting a season 2 and I can vouch for both series as being loads of fun. Marvel's Runaway follows a group of teens as they try to discover the mystery their parents are hiding from them and the secret organization they are running, Pride. Future Man follows lead actor Josh Hutcherson as Josh who beats the final level of a video game whose characters suddenly appear in front of him and tell him that he is the true savior. The series are both really fun and Future Man was one of the best shows I watched in 2017. Get excited and binge these series if you get a chance!