Category Archives: Spider-Man
Yesterday was apparently a big day for Sony and Playstation to announce a bunch of exciting new upcoming video games — to come out a couple years from now. So we’ve all got to survive this pandemic to play the likes of Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, God of War: Ragnarok and more! I’m going to do my best.
First up is Spider-Man 2, the sequel to that great Spider-Man game a couple years ago from Insomniac. The Miles Morales game was just as good, in my opinion, but a full-on sequel should be a lot of fun.
We’ve got Kraven and Venom as villains, and those guys are always a hoot. This game should be another instant success.
Next up, Insomniac is making a Wolverine video game! That one is a real surprise.
Wolverine games have a good track record. Say what you will about the movie, but the X-Men Origins: Wolverine game was a blast way back in the day. The fighting, the healing, the gameplay, it was all top notch. And with the Spider-Man games, it’s clear that Insomniac knows how to make a character move around a world. So Wolverine is in good hands.
God of War: Ragnarok got a nice, beefy trailer and it looks as good as expected.
The story seems to have moved forward in some great ways, and we’re actually going to party with the Norse god of war, so that’s neat. This should be another instant classic as well. Playstation really knocks them out of the park sometimes.
The upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game got a new story trailer and it still looks…iffy.
Fortunately, this game comes out in October, so we’ll actually get to see whether or not this one is any good in a short time. Which is good, because I need a new video game. I’ve been getting by on scraps and old games for like a month now. This game could be fun…or it could be a big, swirling mess.
Lastly, they announced a remake for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
This is going to be remade from the ground up, they say, completely from scratch. They’re gonna redo the entire game with modern graphics and play style. This is fantastic, considering I never played the original Knights of the Old Republic. I tried it once, years after it came out, but it had lost its luster by then and I didn’t get very far into the game. I did play the sequel a couple of times, and that was great! So I’m very excited to try the main game for reals with modern everything.
And that’s about it for game trailers. I think there were more, but these are the ones I’m most interested in. Most of them are years away, but thankfully, I can be pretty patient. Plus it gives me more time to buy that Playstation 5.
The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home arrived this week and the internet is having a celebration! Not all of the rumors were confirmed in the trailer, but enough has been teased that everybody seems pretty happy. I’m very excited myself. And as with most upcoming superhero movies, I have a list of demands!
Anything can happen in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The multiverse has been broken open, Into the Spider-Verse was a huge success, a lot of actors are still around; this movie could have everything. The only way to know for sure is to see it when it comes out on Dec. 17. But until then, I’m going to speculate wildly about what exactly I hope to see in this new movie. Life is just fun that way.
And feel free to share your own hopes and dreams for Spider-Man: No Way Home in the comments!Read the rest of this entry
The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home arrived last night and it has taken the internet by storm — largely by confirming a lot of the rumors and predictions. I’m excited. See for yourself.
In case you don’t know what’s going on, that’s Alfred Molina returning as Doctor Octopus, the character he played in the movie Spider-Man 2 from way back in 2004. And we can also see a pumpkin bomb from Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. As far as we know, these actors are not playing new versions of these characters.
It would seem that the villains from the original, early-2000s Spider-Man movies are somehow going to travel through the Multiverse to show up in Spider-Man: No Way Home to fight the current movie Spider-Man.
Obviously, this is cool and I’m very excited. But I’m curious whether or not casual fans will get what’s happening. I fondly remember every single character from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, but are casual fans going to understand the implication of Doc Ock showing up in the new movie? Will they recognize the Green Goblin’s pumpkin bomb? Or maybe Marvel is so confident in the pop culture power of their Spider-Man films that they’re just going to go for broke and hope everybody is able to keep up.
Either way, we’ll hopefully find out on Dec. 17 when Spider-Man: No Way Home arrives in theaters.
The first full trailer for Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage graced our internet this week and I thought it looked pretty neat. I wasn’t too impressed with the first Venom film, but I liked it well enough. And me being a sucker for superhero stuff, I’m definitely going to see the sequel whenever it makes it to theaters.
As with most superhero movies, I do have a list of things I’m hoping to see in the film. Is it a reasonable list? Probably not. Are any of my demands going to come true? Maybe? It’s fun to speculate and hope nonetheless. Like, I hope this movie actually comes out on the scheduled release date at the end of September. I hope the resurgence of the coronavirus doesn’t close down movie theaters again. But mostly my hopes are nerdy comic book related, so let’s focus on those after the jump!Read the rest of this entry
Be still my geeky heart, LEGO debuted a gigantic Daily Bugle set yesterday! This thing is a beast, with like a dozen mini-figures, multiple settings and just so much going on that the picture I’m posting does not do it justice!
Go to the official LEGO site and zoom in on some of these pictures, people. This is a thing of beauty!
Of course, this massive LEGO set is also going to set a person back $300. Will I pay that much for this giant LEGO dreamscape? Maybe…I haven’t decided yet. It comes out on June 1, so I have time to mull it over. The biggest problem is that I don’t have anywhere to display it. I’ve already got LEGO models on the floor in my little apartment because I don’t have table or shelf space anymore.
But this is still beautiful! There’s a bunch of heroes, including Spider-Ham, Daredevil and Miles Morales, and a ton of villains, including most of the original Sinister Six, like Sandman, Doctor Octopus and the likes of both Venom and Carnage. They even through in some anti-heroes like Punisher, Blade and Black Cat! How neat! Plus civilians like J. Jonah Jameson and Robbie Robertson. There’s a Robbie Robertson LEGO!
A LEGO Marvel set this size opens up a lot of potential going forward. Marvel hasn’t done too great with LEGO in recently years…largely because Marvel doesn’t have a lot of vehicles, and they were staying away from the likes of the X-Men and Fantastic Four for a while for stupid reasons. But perhaps we’ll get a Baxter Building one of these days? I’m holding out for an X-Mansion for damn sure. There’s so much potential for good X-Men LEGO!
Here’s hoping my wallet can survive the experience!