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SPECIAL EDITION: “MY THOUGHTS ON.. SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2017” Prt.2

Hello, Ladies and Gentelnerds and welcome to Prt. 2 of my special edition segment of “My Thoughts On..” Todays Topic? 

TODD MCFARLANE IS DIRECTING THE SPAWN REBOOT!…( Finally!)

Now.. When i had first heard word of this.. My eyes went straight up Undertaker on me

Like.. “Really?! He’s STILL talking about doing a reboot? And he wants to direct it?! IF it does happen, its gonna be like what…a 5 hour movie?” I had very little faith in the report when i first heard it. Very little faith in Todd’s ability as a director. I just saw it as another Comic Con of him saying “Im gonna do it. Its gonna be great. I have a 500 page script ready to go. Its gonna be great!” the same thing he has been saying for many years now..

BUT! Then i dug a little deeper in to the story. Turns out, Jason Blum 

founder and creator of BlumHouse Productions

The studio behind such films as..

And much more recent and highly acclaimed films such as..

WHIPLASH

SPLIT

GET OUT

Has joined with McFarlane to produce a R-Rated, modestly budgeted reboot of SPAWN! 

The last time Spawn was seen on the big screen was (as of now) 20 years ago with Micheal Jai White in the starring role 

With John Leguizamo co starring as The Clown/Violator 

It was.. 1996-97.. I recently rewatched it on Netflix. The CGI, does not hold up at all! 

Not in the slightest. The acting is.. C-grade at best. The action, is so-so. I was a kid when this came out and it will always hold a place in my heart. But it is time for an upgrade. 

Spawn did have a very successful run on HBO with 3 seasons of an Animated Series.

If the new film is even remotely close to the darkness of the series, then they just may have a real winner.

But what really caught my attention, and actiually made me jump on board with Todd and this Spawn reboot.. Was Todd himself.. 

When the announcement was madeb Todd spoke with Collider  Video and Steve ‘Frosty’ Wientraub. (Video link will be at the end of this article… Dont you DARE skip ahead!.. Im almost finished..)

His thoughts and views on where he wants to take this movie and this story. How he plans to approach it. And his explinations as to why it took so long.. It sold me. He got me on board with this movie. I hope it turns out great. 

HOWEVER! One thing that does concern me.. Todd stated that Sam and Twitch (mainly Sam) would feature heavily in the story. Which makes me wonder, what and how will this effect Kevin Smith’s ‘Sam and Twitch’ BBC Series? 

Will they be completley seperating the two? Will it be connected? Im just curious. 

What also excites me is, If this Spawn is successful. Blumhouse and Image could look in to an extended universe. Wicthblade? 

The Darkness? 

Hell! I want a fucking Haunt movie too!

So, here’s hoping Todd and Blumhouse are successful. Im excited. What do you folks think? Hit me up! 

Heres that video i promised..


Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

ICYMI: Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin Announce “SAM and TWITCH” and “CASTLE ROCK” Projects!

Earlier this evening on Kevin Smith’s Youtube Channel, He and ‘FATMAN ON BATMAN’ co-host Marc Bernardin 

announced their new upcoming jobs. (Video can be seen at the end of this here article) 
For the better part of a few months and on in to june or july, highly regarded movie/tv critic and reviewer featured in major publications, Most recently the L.A Times (a job he just recently left) Marc Bernardin has been apart of the Writers room for the upcoming Stephen King HULU Series 

A series said to be a unification of the Stephen King Universe. Which could mean characters from King’s numerous works could coexist together.. Which to me sounds like a Stephen King version of “ONCE UPON A TIME..” (The Fairy Tale show on ABC) But at this point not much more is known about the project, but Marc’s involvnent could give me a reason to order Hulu. 

Kevin’s big announcement revealed that He and BBC America could be partnering on a SAM and TWITCH series.

For those of you who dont know. Sam and Twicth was (or is) a spin off series of SPAWN. 

Following the Supernatural huntng NYPD detectives.

Now, Smith himself states that a deal hasnt been fully confirmed. According to Smith BBC America approached him revealing that they had the rights to the characters for a live action presentation. Asked if he had any ideas, Smith presented an approach to the series the executives seemed to like and appreciate. Smith says a first draft of the Pilot is completed and is ready to be handed in and a full series ground work or ‘bible’ if you will, should be completed by him in the next couple of weeks to a month. 

It will be interesting to see how he will be doing this at the same time as he is set to (hopefully) begin pre-production of the “JAY AND SILENT BOB: REBOOT” film. 

No word on how involved Todd McFarlane is with this project.. But the idea of Kevin Smith spinning his magic in the McFarlane Spawn-Verse is really exciting! I hope things work out for Kevin and this series. So, fingers crossed folks! 

Heres the video i promised.. 


So what do you folks think? Are you excited for these two projects? Hit me up! Comment Below! 

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“THE WALKING DEAD: NYCC SNEAK PEEK!(“RIGHT HAND MAN”)”

This dropped a few hours ago. My guess after the “The Walking Dead” New York Comic Con Panel.. Its a sneak peek of the premiere episode coming to AMC October 23rd.
If you havent seen it.. Check it out.. I am still feeling rather numb and in shook.. Why? See for yourself.. One word: Intense!


Once again, AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, premieres October 23rd. I cant.. I just.. I just cant right now..

Peace Out!

“THE 2016 ‘SKWAD UP TOURNAMENT’ RESULTS!”

Another Tournament has come and pass. We had great players, who created fantastic teams and now we have a new champion to join The Twitter Tournament Hall of Fame. Before we get to revealing our champ.. Lets take a look at our Players and Teams.

Fantastic Teams! I am truly greatful to all these awesome folks for joining in the game. So thank you all so very much! 

Now.. Without further ado.. Ladies and Gentelnerds, your 2016 SKWAD UP TOURNAMENT CHAMPION!..

@TheDexxStar with his TEAM: POWERHOUSE 


CONGRATS Andrew! Hope to see you.. And all the rest of you back again for another tournament! 

Thx so much for reading. So, Until next time folks.. Peace Out! 

NEW TWITTER TOURNAMENT: “THE SKWAD UP TOURNAMENT!”


I was bored one day and asked my twitter followers a simple question, and put it to a vote.. 

(TBH: I really do appreciate everyone who voted. All 10 of you. But what cracked me up was the one vote for No. I appreciate the honesty, whether it was to be funny, sarcastic or whatever. But it actually made me laugh. So thx for that!)

The idea came to me pretty quickly, so say hello to the, First Annual “SKWAD UP TOURNAMENT!” 

Clearly inspired by the recent surprise hit, “SUICIDE SQUAD” its a very simple tournament. 
RULES AND REGULATIONS: 

The Tournament will be open to 10 players. Each player will form a “Skwad”, if you will. Or Team, of 5 comic book villains. They can be from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, or Manga. Mix and Match, stay in house. Whatever you want! Make a team of Power Houses or a team of Intellectual Masterminds. It’s purely up to you. This Tournament will be the first tournament that will not be reliant on Fav and RT as votes. Instead, winners will be based on the polling system.. HOWEVER!! If i can not attach pics of your teams along with the poll system… Then I will have to go back to the former voting system of FAV and RT. Just so you know.. 

Please allow me to further explain the 10 player system real quick. The 10 players will be split into two groups of 5. The fifth team will be the WildCards. Those Two teams will face off and the winner will face the winner of the main tournament. That winner.. Will be the Skwad Up Tournament Champion! Hope that makes sense..

In closing.. Hope you folks would like to join in on, whatever fun this tournament coukd be. Hope you liked this blog.. If you did.. Hit the LIKE! button.. And while your at it.. FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE.. Thank You!

See you on the battle field!.. Peace!

THE #WOMENOFCOMICSTAGTOURNAMENT RESULTS!!

Hey there Ladies and Gentelnerds! We had ourselves yet another Twitter Tournament this past week, and this being the Third one, also marks the very last Tournament of the year!

“THE WOMEN OF COMICS TAG TOURNAMENT!” Was more of a rousing success in the participation side of the event. So before we get into the Results, allow me to give a heartfelt Thx and S/O to all the awesome people that joined the game..

@Sxyblkmn, @AlwaysBetOnGeek, @MarkVicFerrer, @Samisam96, @Call_Me_Ep1c, @LuluSketches, @Apocalypse_Finn, @SWhammerhead, @MikeSchmidt09, @EddieSteak, @Mrbubbles4200, @Fairygirl03, @MarvelHeroFreak, @AtlsShrugd, @MikeBreamer, @TrendyNerdyCool, @Cap_Pineapple1, @The1stBat, @LauraKinney234, @jubilationleeTR, @Jameslikesowls, @KelAnne_, @SocialMogo, @Crwright78, @spector_vision, @Lupeo1219, @ozzyugi, @BigJerm95, @felofHe, @ColonelWoytuck, @DarthSean85, AND @MarvelZombiek, THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! Your teams were fucking awesome! The great thing about these Tournaments (At least for me) Is that we get to meet new people, and HOPEFULLY make lasting friendships/followships (don’t know if that’s a word.. But fuck it!)

On to the RESULTS!

Again, we had some great teams in This tournament. Among them, was our very unique Tournament Division Champs..

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The Team of @Samisam96 and @MarkVicFerrer with their Team of Manga Comics Character LINA INVERSE and DC Comics Powerhouse POWER GIRL! They surprised everyone and battled hard against their opponents, including having more then two Tie-Breaker Rounds. Making their way to the Championship Round and facing off against the Real Surprise of the Tournament.. And. The. WINNER, The 2016 Women Of Comics Tag Tournament Champions..

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@AlwaysBetOnGeek and @Sxyblkmn Our First Ever PODCAST TEAM to ever compete in any tournament! Somehow, Someway, Their Team of IMAGE/WILDSTORM Characters, WITCHBLADE and FAIRCHILD! Smashed their way through all their opponents..

A HUGE CONGRATS TO @AlwaysBetOnGeek and @Sxyblkmn Be sure to check out their Podcast and give them a follow over on their various social media accounts! Great job guys!

Thats gonna do it for this Results blog, and for this, the final Tournament of the year.. (Maybe?!)

So, Until Next Time Folks… Peace Out!