Apparently, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is still coming out. It’s been a few years since the game was announced, and I’m pretty sure we’ve mostly scene animated cut scene trailers than actual gameplay trailers. It’s being made by Rocksteady, so it’s probably going to be good…but honestly, I forgot this game exists. Fortunately, there was a big video game event last night, and we got a new trailer!
Of an animated cut scene.
At least the animation looks good! And the writing seems fun. But I’d really love to know what this game is actually going to be. And I need to hurry up and buy that Playstation 5…
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is scheduled to come out on May 26!
The Bad Batch was a pretty OK cartoon. When it was good, it was good. When it was mediocre, it was really mediocre. But it’s ultimately more Star Wars content, and that’s always fun. I like Star Wars. You like Star Wars. Let the people make their cartoons.
The biggest surprise in the new trailer is the return of Gungi, the wookiee Jedi! He was in an episode or two of The Clone Wars and is notable for having a badass wooden lightsaber. So I guess we have yet another Jedi who survived Order 66. That’s fine, especially if it’s Gungi. He’s a cool dude, and more power to him. Gungi and Omega should make for a fun pairing.
The Bad Batch returns to Disney+ on Jan. 4.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie looks pretty dang cool. Chris Pratt’s voice acting aside, the size, scope and attention to detail we’ve seen in the trailers so far is pretty amazing. From King Koopa invading the icy penguin kingdom to Mario Karts riding eternal on the Rainbow Road, I am loving the approach they’re taking to this movie. They’re keeping things cartoony, while taking the lore very seriously. As the pop culture geek that I am, I like that approach.
So how far are they willing to take it?
It can be assumed that the filmmakers are hoping for a while franchise. That’s how movies work these days. And there is 40-some years of Mario Bros. mythology to draw from. We saw Yoshis, fire flowers, Donkey Kong and Mario Kart in the trailers so far, imagine what else might be hiding in the movie. Or, better yet, imagine who they’re saving for a post-credits scene? Will the movie have a post-credits scene? Obviously I have no idea. But imagine the possibilities! Imagine who they could draw from to throw into the film. Post-credits scenes are still hugely popular, and the sky is the limit for The Super Mario Bros. Movie!
Join me after the jump for six suggestions for that crucial, post-credits, sequel-teasing cameo.Read the rest of this entry
Even after losing star Henry Cavill from the main Witcher show, Netflix is full steam ahead on more Witcher content. We had that one cartoon — Nightmare of the Wolf, which was great — and we’ve got a third season coming out soon enough. Now next up we will get another live action show, The Witcher: Blood Origin. Looks pretty neat.
It also looks like half House of the Dragon/half Andor. A prequel series that’s about fighting a fascist empire? Throw in a little Lord of the Rings with that fellowship of various fantasy races and you’ve got quite the show on your hands. It could be good. I know I’ll be watching, because why not?
The Witcher: Blood Origin comes out on Christmas Day…though I probably won’t watch it right then.
We got a full trailer for the upcoming The Last of Us TV show, and while it’s a fun trailer, it’s not as good as that moody, musical first trailer we got. But hey, the show still looks good, with some quality CGI fungus zombies to entertain us.
I have high hopes for this show — just like I have high hopes for most shows — and I expect good things. I’m hoping they fit the entire first game into the first season, but they’ll probably split it in half or something. Or maybe we’ll get 11 long seasons like The Walking Dead. I don’t know. We’ll find out!
The Last of Us comes to HBO on Jan. 15…which is a little more than a month away! Wow!