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Violent ‘Fortnite’ Made Me the World’s Meanest Mom and I’m Fine with It

If you know anything about the recent trending game “Fortnite Battle Royale,” you’d probably say I’m the meanest mom in the world for banning it in my house.

It’s amazing how popular the game has become. Over 200 million are registered as users, making it even more popular than porn. Some might say, “Wouldn’t you rather your son be playing a video game than watching porn?” But I think I’d prefer to go with neither!

I know all the pros of the game and have wrestled with them, too. It’s social; it’s a great way for sons to bond with dads; its only cartoon violence – etc.

But I have my reasons for not allowing my kid to play it, and here are seven of them.

Reasons Are:

The alarming weapons roster. I know the violence is bloodless, but those weapons are pretty real and pretty scary. From shotguns to semi-automatic sniper rifles to pistols and more, it certainly makes guns seem more like toys rather than a dangerous weapon – a fact that we are trying to instill in our son. Letting him play around with one like this certainly sends a confusing message.

It’s cartoon violence. And along those lines, I’d almost rather my kid being seeing the horrific results of violence they’ve inflicted rather than it seeming inconsequential and bloodless. If they can’t handle blood, guts, victims screaming, and heartbroken families, then they’re not ready to be playing around with this stuff either.

The do-or-die premise. If you aren’t already familiar with the game, one hundred wannabe-killers are dropped on an island, and the point is to be the last man standing. Research is still being done on how violent entertainment impacts kids, and the findings have been conflicting, but I seriously doubt letting your child regularly identify with a murdering machine is beneficial.

It’s costing me money. I remember the good old days when we’d cut grass and clean to earn pennies for the bike we were saving up to purchase. Now, money is being wasted on “Fortnite” extras. Epic Games has made over $2.4 billion from “Fortnite” — an otherwise free game — in 2018, according to Nielsen’s SuperData! Money from my wallet sure isn’t going towards this!

It’s interfering with school.  Twenty-seven percent of teens surveyed by Common Sense Media in 2018 reported playing “Fortnite” in class. It’s not helping them get somewhere in life, that’s for sure.

It’s killing IRL playdates. My son used to invite friends over to play outside or to build a fort – or even to play Wii. Now, playdates consist of hanging out online playing “Fortnite.” If that were occasional, it wouldn’t be so bad, but it’s shouldn’t replace in-person interaction.

It’s like kid crack. Much research has concluded that video games flood our brains with dopamine, a happy chemical that floods in when you do something like winning a poker game, eat chocolate, or shoot heroin. Games like “Fortnite” are intentionally designed to do this, delivering small rewards that cause your brain pleasure and make it come back for more – again and again, and again.

Honestly, there are times I feel badly for my son, especially when everyone else is doing it. All his friends talk about it just about 24/7, so am I his worst enemy? There’s still a lot I allow, like FIFA 19. How mean of a mom am I, really? I decided to ask a leading national expert in video game research.

“Older adults tend to freak out about any youth trend. The data do not support that there’s any epidemic of game addiction,” says Chris Ferguson, a psychology professor at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. “You’re thinking about this and looking for data. That certainly doesn’t make you the worst mom ever. I’m sure your son doesn’t really think so either!”

Let’s hope he’s thanking me when he grows up!

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Observatory Transformed into R2-D2

The German professor Hubert Zitt currently teaches at Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences but frequently travels internationally to lecture on the subjects of electrotechnology, Star Wars, and Star Trek. But recently he did more than just lecture about Star Wars.

The famous professor’s efforts to give the Zweibrück Observatory of the Natural Sciences an R2-D2 themed facelift put his name in the headlines when Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker himself – tweeted about it.

Getting the Job Done

Professor Zitt didn’t do all the work on his own. He pulled, first, his father-in-law Horst Helle in to help paint the observatory, and then to ensure its perfection, Zitt also involved Klaus Ruffing, an expert painter. On top of these three skilled men, many of Zitt’s students eagerly joined in to get the job done.

A True Star Wars Expert

Dr. Zitt is a unique character as he is a well-studied, international professor that lectures not just in science, but also in Star Wars and Star Trek. He does so in such a way that even non-fans find the subject interesting since he leaves out all of the typical jargon only avid fans usually comprehend.

But Zitt isn’t just knowledgeable in these iconic movies; he’s hugely skilled in relating them to scientific knowledge, just as he did in a famous lecture about the physics in Star Trek.

Interest in Astronomy

Zitt got permission from the university to transform the observatory after he noticed that it was shaped very much like R2-D2, according to Euronews. Once he started painting it, the media coverage blew up, and as a result, more and more people are flooding in to visit the observatory.

What Dr. Zitt loves so much about this endeavor is that a simple paint job is getting everyday people more interested in astronomy. This is just one simple anecdote that encompasses Zitt’s entire teaching career – making complex subjects more palatable to the public.

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Instagram vs Reality: What These Celebs REALLY Look Like

Scrolling through Instagram, it’s easy to look longingly at the models and celebs you follow and be filled with jealousy – it seems these people are flawless! But we are here to tell you that many times it’s a result of filters, photoshop, and plenty of makeup. See for yourself!

Zendaya

Zendaya has quickly risen to be one of the It girls of Hollywood. At only 22 she has starred in some big box office hits like Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman.

She also happens to have one of the most flawless Instagram’s around.

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Fake Festival in UK Confused Half A Million Revelers

For the good people of Britain, one of the most common problems you have is the weather. We’re often left with about 12 weeks of the year to fit all of our enjoyment into – and it’s why so many festivals happen year-in, year-out.

Some festivals sound better than others, of course – but it’s important to remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take the festival which was supposed to have everyone from Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft to the Arctic Monkeys, the 1975 and Blossoms.

It’s like a dream festival for all of those middle-aged men with Paul Weller haircuts!

Sadly, a dream was all it was. A rather wild college student threw together an awesome looking flyer for an event called ‘Yorkshire Fields’ – and it had just about everyone you could think of. It even had Scottish musical superstar Gerry Cinnamon!

More importantly, though, the line-up was a lot of bollocks. It was posted online, and it got so many people excited. Ollie Yates is the mastermind behind the evil scheme, and he managed to make a fool of many a festival traveler. It was all part of a social media campaign for college, and Yates decided it was a good idea to try and fool half the UK music scene.

With a simple £5 Facebook Ads boost, the post got around the social media page and before long had around 500,000 people viewing the image in total. This seen people talking about, tagging their mates and making plans for a totally fictitious festival.

The dubious scheme unveiled

However, as it continued to go on, it had to eventually be unraveled for the waiting public. The announcement on the ‘official’ Facebook page announced that it was a social experiment to test how social media could empower and build business: hence the total lack of detail outside of the single Facebook page.

Yates spoke about the project with LADBible, where he said: “The aim was to get a few reactions on how the post could be shared and how something that’s so ludicrous [could] go viral, and actually get people to believe it.

“I didn’t expect the result I got in the end. I got the page to over 5,000 likes (which is now going down as I announced it wasn’t real).”

Naturally, there has been a happy mixture of charming ripostes, witty retorts and, as this is the internet, downright abuse. Given it was eventually being shared around musicians and asking them for comment, we’re sure that this college experiment has well and truly been a resounding success – so long as you never spent hours trying to work out how to procure tickets

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Consensus: Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie

For years fans, cast and crew have been debating if Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. Now, Fox is finally settling that age-old debate.

The studio that owns the movie is getting into the act, The new, 90-second trailer (promoting the film’s 30th-anniversary edition on Blu-ray) is chock full of holiday tropes. It’s got an upbeat John Hughes-y narrator, Yuletide music, and lots of explosions and death. Happy holidays!

Accompany the trailer is a new synopsis that should get you into the Holiday spirits:

“Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he’s not there to give out presents.

He’s there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it’s up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster–but not without a sense of humor.”

Although Willis himself said, “‘Die Hard’ is not a Christmas movie, it’s a goddamn Bruce Willis movie!” at his Comedy Central roast in July, this trailer is sure to make you a believer.

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Check Out New Christmas Movies on Netflix

Netflix has scheduled four amazing Christmas movies for you this holiday. These picks are nice, and they will be helpful if you find it hard to make a choice like I sometimes do.

I am sure movie producers find it hard to make Christmas classics because of the high expectations. While some of the Christmas movies have been a hit in the box office, others were forgotten after a while. However, these storylines may be adapted many years later and remade into new movies.

We are happy Netflix has decided to make a move to preserve our favorite Christmas movies. The streaming platform has repeatedly selected some of the amazing Christmas movies with engaging storylines to be featured at the end of the year. This approach makes the Netflix platform a wonderful addition to every family’s screen entertainment plan during the holidays. The movies Netflix chooses to show are free from obscene language; they also do not advertise unhealthy living options or show people drinking alcoholic beverages.

The Christmas movies are also not so serious. The scenes are somewhat comedic, which can make the viewers laugh and have a great time. They can also be used to set the mood during holiday parties. While Netflix has made this move to give its subscribers awesome Christmas movie options this season, the selection has been made to feature movies many people may not be willing to pay and watch at the cinemas.

The Christmas Chronicles

In this movie, Kurt Russell plays the role of Saint Nick who mistakenly crashes the great Santa’s sleigh. In a bid to save Christmas, he must make quick amends. He teams up with two young ‘heroes’ to ensure Christmas gifts are delivered to the children. The movie is a mix of bizarre, incredible decisions, laughter, and some emotion; overall, it is a satisfying film for both the young and old.

Dumplin

This is another classic feature starring Jennifer Aniston, Anne Fletcher, Danielle Macdonald, and other awesome stars. It is a nice movie, the performances are spectacular, and you will enjoy the Dolly Parton soundtrack for this movie. One thing that stands out with this movie is the cheerful entertainment that can put smiles on the face of everyone watching the scenes. It is surely a movie to watch on Netflix. The movie advocates being free spirited, open-minded, and the need to stay positive.

A Christmas Prince

The Royal Wedding You will enjoy the unfolding drama as Amber, who had helped Richard secure his throne now plans to marry him. She will become the Queen; however, Amber is not really sure she is ready to live the rest of her life as a Queen.

The Princess Switch

This movie was rated at 89% by Rotten Tomatoes. It is a nice film about the life of a duchess who switches roles with a normal girl just before Christmas. She gets to experience a different kind of Christmas living life as a normal citizen in her country. However, she ends up falling in love with the other girl’s man, and same thing happens in the castle, find out more on Netflix.

Christmas Inheritance

The soundtrack for this movie is amazing. A young woman is forced to overcome the snow to deliver a Christmas card on behalf of her father. If she can perform this task successfully, she will inherit her father’s vast business. However, her experiences while trying to accomplish the goal changes her mind about many things.

Well, we are happy Netflix has chosen to show these movies, they have great stories, and more people can appreciate them even if many of the movies were released over one year ago. Thankfully, we can have a great time on Christmas day, and during the holidays with nice, humor-filled Christmas movies.

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Is Legend Of Zelda On Its Way To Our TV??

We have heard some buzz about an on-going project that will make fans of the “Legend of Zelda” very excited. We hear Adi Shankar has just launched the bid for this project; it is a TV series about the popular game – Legend of Zelda.

Legend of Zelda was launched in the 1980s. It is a video game created by Japanese game makers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. The game was created for Nintendo, and it was a huge hit. Over the years, there have been so many sequels, and a new version released to add more twists to the game. In total, over 92 million copies of the game have been sold globally.

Now, this franchise is about to be remade into TV series. We noticed a post made by Adi Shankar about plans to start cooperation with the Japanese gaming company. The goal is to adapt the legendary games into the TV series. It is not difficult to see the stakeholders are trying to keep their plans under the wraps but we know whatever it is, the outcome will make the fans really happy. There are so many questions because we are excited about the project.

We want to know if it will be an animated TV series or whether the show will feature live characters. It is also speculated that Netflix may be the platform for the release of this game. We know Netflix only touches the best, so if they are on board with this project; it is going to be awesome. If it is going to be a TV show with live actors, you can expect a lot of thrilling scenes and action. This means the cast should be extraordinary. Well, there is little we can do now until the people behind this show are ready to reveal more information.

It is such a great delight when we hear about shows like this; imagine enjoying the game as a child, and now we can watch the TV shows too. This is calling all Legend of Zelda fans; let’s keep a close watch on the social media pages of everyone remotely linked to this project. We await the best, and hopefully, a date will be set for the release of the trailer.

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Yay! Celebrity Deathmatch Set for Reboot

As one of the most enjoyable TV shows of the MTV era, Celebrity Deathmatch got viewers from all around the world. It was wild, completely out of the loop with normal TV and, most importantly, was pretty damn funny. However, for anyone who has taken part in watching this famous show from the noughties, you’ll be happy to know it’s getting a full reboot.

According to Ice Cube, the show will be coming back in the near future. MTV Studios will be working with Ice Cube and Jeff Kawtinetz to help make this even better than the original. MTV has enjoyed a lot of success from jumping into some of their more old-school and most celebrated projects once again. now, we can expect to see Celebrity Deathmatch returning in all of its shocking and chaotic style.

From 1998 until 2002, the original series was one of the major MTV hits of the era. Eric Fogel, the previous creator of the original series, will take an executive production role for this. With comical visual style and outrageous scenes of hilarious violence, we can expect that this latest move will help to bring viewers back to MTV.

The Classics Are The Best

Ice Cube noted his happiness to be involved with the project, saying: “Happy to once again be working with Viacom and MTV on a fan favorite like Celebrity Deathmatch and to continue our success together,”

While it might be slightly out of scope with what people do and watch today, it is safe to say that for many people Celebrity Deathmatch was one of the most enjoyed cult hit shows of its era. While some might find it all a little odd today, it will be funny to see how tech and narrative advancements make this even more enjoyable.

Add in the fact that the celebrity list is bigger today than ever before, and it should be easy to imagine some truly hilarious match-ups taking place. Whatever happens with this latest reboot, it’s nice to see that some classic ideas still hold some kind of artistic merit with production firms.

It might not be to the taste of everyone, but the previous boot of the show was hugely enjoyed at the time. Alongside TV shows like Bo Selecta, it played a key role in opening up a whole new kind of satire on the TV, and was quite the trailblazer.

For those who want to rekindle their love of clay celebrities engaging in brutal battles, then, be sure to keep an eye out for more information about the reboot!

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In 20 Years These Movies Will Be Cult Classics

We all have that special movie that we can watch many times, but others don’t seem to think they are good movies. These movies appeal to a particular audience; they are referred to as cult classics. The name used to categorize these movies comes from the fact the few people who like such movies are die-hard fans who form social media groups and have a great time discussing the movies. So what are your best cult classics?

We have identified some of these movies that will still have a selected fan base in twenty years.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

This movie was made as an adaptation of the classic TV series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” The film featured stars such as Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill. It didn’t make a ‘big hit’ in the box office, but there is a group of fans who say it is one of the best movies they ever saw. Many years from now, the spectacular scenes in this movie will remain appealing to this group of fans.

Ingrid Goes West

Many people may need to use Google search to find more information about this movie, but it did impress a group of fans. The movie is about commitment and the celebrity lifestyle. “Ingrid Goes West” was released in 2017; it is about Ingrid, a role played by Aubrey Plaza, who moves to Los Angeles to be closer to her ‘assumed’ friend Taylor and Instagram influencer. Elizabeth Olsen plays the role of Taylor, and over time she becomes friends with Ingrid. On a different level, this film is an entertaining drama.

The Nice Guys

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe team up in this 19970s movie to search for a missing girl in Los Angeles. It wasn’t a big box office hit, but there are fans that were are thrilled by the detective and action scenes in this movie. It was written and directed by Shane Black, a popular name in Hollywood.

You’re Next

The violence and horror in this movie make it attractive to a group of fans who enjoy gory scenes in horror movies. The story is about a family on vacation but they end up fighting off a group of killers. While it wasn’t a big box office hit, the people who love this movie argue that it is one of the best in the horror thriller series they have ever seen.

The Book of Henry

The movie features stars such as Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher. It is the story of a single mother who cooperates with her son to rescue a young girl from her terrible stepfather. After discovering the young girl was being abused, the mother follows instructions from her child, who seems really smart, to save the girl. While this movie did not gain too much popularity, it appealed to a group of fans who can relate to the scenes, and they loved the way this movie ended.

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Kanye West Loves “Rick & Morty”

We knew this before, Kanye West never has minced words when asked what his favorite TV show is, he always says it is “Rick & Morty.” Over the years, Kanye has talked about the show on his social media pages and TV. He says the episodes are so good; it is easy to watch them five times without getting bored.
The “Rick & Morty” TV show is an animated adult science fiction sitcom. It was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The TV show can be seen on Cartoon Network during the late hours every day because of its PG rating. The sitcom is about a crazy scientist called Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith who go on different adventures across the galaxies. So far, there are over seventy episodes of the show.

The press caught up with Kanye in NYC. He had come with Kim Kardashian to enjoy the Versace fashion show. Kanye was about entering the venue of the event when he was asked the all too familiar question, “What is your favorite TV show?” and he mentioned the name we have heard for many years.

We wonder why Kanye is so fascinated by this show. The crazy humor and adventures of Rick and Morty are good for a laugh. It is warming to know that Kanye can find time to unwind with such a hilarious show despite his busy schedule.

We won’t be surprised to see a cameo with Kanye on the “Rick & Morty” show in the nearest future. He has made the show quite popular. Last time Kanye mentioned the TV show’s name, the search results online increased because many people were interested in seeing the show Kanye was so passionate about.

We also noticed a bromance forming between Kanye and the creator of “Rick & Morty” Justin Roiland. The two have been communicating on Twitter, and there are plans to hand out. Kanye has also taken an interest in the characters of the show; he posts pictures of Rick and Morty on his social media pages. The special one happened during Kanye’s birthday. His wife Kim Kardashian launched a new Rick and Morty song titled “Kanye’s B Day,” which was originally composed for Kanye’s birthday

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Another ‘War of the Worlds’ Remake?!

As the world seems to have run out of ideas in entertainment, politics, and economics, are you really surprised?

That’s right: War of the Worlds is getting another remake. The old-school classic is about to get a new generation facelift to try and capture another generation entirely. However, it would appear that what was once just a quiet rumor appears to be picking up the pace – and big names along the way. Indeed, it would appear that Greg Kinnear is going to take part in the new remake.

Developed by Canal Plus and by Fox, too, this sounds like it might actually be decent. The actor will be getting brought in after some impressive roles in the likes of House of Cards and Little Miss Sunshine, but probably mostly based on the strength of his Oscar-nominated role in As Good as it Gets. He’s a very impressive actor, and it sounds like his wonderful resume might just land him a major role in a massive reboot that’s sure to rake in the monies.

Interestingly, it sounds like the remake is going to be told across an eight-part series instead of a conventional movie remake. This obviously has people quite interested, especially as it’s got a successful name in Merlin creator Howard Overman involved. It’s going to take place in a modernized America, so we can expect some subtle yet significant changes.

Overman, though, appears determined to impress both new fans as well as any lovers of the old classic. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he stated: “I look forward to bringing our bold, fresh and relatable version, inspired by this much-loved story to a new audience,”

More of the same?

Interestingly, the BBC also have a three-part remake of the old-school H.G. Wells novel coming out, too. This is going to involve a few notable names, namely Robert Carlyle. As impressive an actor as Scotland has produced, he would make an excellent addition to any remake of this classic tale. Fans, though, might be a touch worried that this excellent book is going to get a touch overly saturated.

Indeed, in 2005 alone we saw three versions of this appear in media format. 2012 seen a sequel and a loose adaption. For the first time in six years, though, we’re going to get what feels like a generation mass-repeat of a wonderful book.

It might all be a bit much, but with each version having its own star actors involved, we might just get the best versions yet.

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Stephen Hillenburg, Creator of ‘SpongeBob’ Dies at 57

On Tuesday afternoon, Nickelodeon broke the sad news that SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57.

Hillenburg died from ALS, which he revealed he was diagnosed with in March 2017. Nickelodoen paid tribute to him in a tweet on Tuesday, writing,

“We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” Nickelodeon said in a statement. “He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family. Steve imbued ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ with a unique sense of humor and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere. His utterly original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of imagination.”

Hillenburg graduated from Humboldt State University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation, with an emphasis on marine resources.He began his animation career in 1987, pursuing a degree in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia and earning his Master of Fine Arts in 1992.  He started working at Nickoleadon in 1993 serving as a director and writer on the show“Rocko’s Modern Life.”

It is there that he began to work full-time on writing producing, and directing on the animated series that would eventually become “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

The first episode aired on Nickelodeon on May 1, 1999 and the series commenced its full run on July 17 of that year. The series has aired nearly 250 episodes to date..The series has won both U.S. and British Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, and ASACP Awards and has been dubbed or sub-titled in more than 60 languages, including Urdu, Azerbaijani and Maori.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Karen Hillenburg and their son Clay.

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New Found Dinosaur Species Named After Marvel’s Thanos

Any Comic book  fan knows who Thanos is, he was always quite a big deal within the Marvel lore but unlike other Marvel characters that broke out into the mainstream in the last two decades, Thanos remained in the shadow for a while. All of that off course changed when Infinity War came along and showed what a great character he really is. Now that Josh Brolin’s portrayal of the  the Mad Titan made him a household name all across the world, Thanos receives a huge honor from the scientific community as he now has a dinosaur named after him. Yeah, you read that right  Thanos is now the name of a newly-discovered species of dinosaurs.

The species which is called the Thanos simonattoi —was a carnivorous dinosaur that resided in Brazil during the later part of Cretaceous Period around 145 million years ago. The announcement of the new dinosaur discovery first came in Historical Biology, a journal first published online on November 16, 2018.

“In the present contribution, we describe a new abelisaurid (Thanos simonattoi, gen. et sp. nov.) from the São José do Rio Preto Formation, Bauru Group, Brazil (Upper Cretaceous). Thanos differs from other theropods by having a well-developed keel becoming wider and deeper posteriorly on the ventral surface; two lateral small foramina separated by a relative wide wall on each lateral surface of the centrum, and well-developed and deep prezygapophyseal spinodiapophyseal fossae.”

It is still unknown what the future holds for the character in the the MCU, Brolin is set to reprise his role as Thanos once again in next year’s Avengers 4, but that might not because of the last time according to the actor. If he has his way, Brolin would appear in more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in the near future.

“You know what, I don’t know what the future brings and who knows, but [I] love the idea of something infinite like this,” Brolin told ScreenRant. “I’ve never been involved in sequels. The fact that we’ve done some of Avengers 2, oh sorry, Avengers 4 but Infinity War 2, I’m going back. I’m going to do more, and we’re going to do some re-shoots and all that. So, I’m excited about all that. I love the Russos. I love working on the Avengers. I didn’t think I was going to and I actually loved it. I didn’t even like it. I loved it.”

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Sony Announce 2 New Spiderman Spinoff Movies for 2020 Release

Sony has a complicated history with Spiderman. After the first 3 movies that were directed by Sam Raimi became the biggest hits in the studio’s history the fourth movie was canceled after creative differences between them and the director. They went ahead and rebooted the character under Marc Webb guidance this time planning to spin a whole shared universe around the character, but things didn’t go as planned. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 flopped, the Sinister Six spinoff that was supposed to spin off never took place, and Sony wound up entering into an agreement with Marvel to co-create the Homecoming series and bring Spidey back into the MCU.

Now, A few years later, though, things have turned around dramatically. Even without spiderman Venom became one of the years’  biggest (surprise) hits, grossing almost $780 million and counting. And Don’t forget  Into the Spider-Verse,  Sony’s first animated Spider-Man movie that receives a lot of positive buzz. With things looking up, Variety reports that Sony has added two more Spider-Man spinoff films to their release calendar. The first untitled Marvel project hits theaters July 10, 2020. The second arrive son October 2.

They don’t have confirmed information on what these movies are, but they have educated guesses for both: “While no specifics were provided in the studio’s announcement, the July project is likely “Morbius,” starring Jared Leto. The character is another villain from the Spidey canon, which will be shepherded by “Safe House” director Daniel Espinosa. Morbius first surfaced in the 1971 comic “The Amazing Spider-Man,” as a scientist seeking a cure for a blood disease. Things don’t go as planned, and the doctor winds up with vampiric traits and a thirst for blood.”

The second, they speculate, is Venom 2.

After the Success of the first venom (that earned more than Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool), it’s easy to imagine why the studio wants to fast-track the sequel. Although the first one had its shortcomings now that the character is established and there is no need for an origin story the second entry in the series can be everything fans are waiting for.

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The Original Avengers Actors Pay Tribute to Stan Lee

The stars and crew of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continue to show love and tribute to Stan Lee following the Marvel Comics creator’s death earlier this week. News of the Marvel legend’s death broke on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, whe he had been rushed to the hospital early that morning, before passing away. He was 95 years old.

While the original six Avengers actors all made tributes to Lee on Twitter following the news of his passing, they have decided to assemble yet again now honoring Lee’s legacy with a full-page magazine ad.

The full-page ad taken out by the original six Avengers appeared in this week issue of The Hollywood Reporter, along with five other full-page ads honoring Stan Lee. Signed by Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans, the tribute to Stan Lee is set against the logo of the Avengers in gray. The ad was revealed by THR’s editor on Twitter.

 

Lee, of course, was part of the MCU not just in spirit as he had a cameo in every film and TV show in the franchise. In fact, we will probably see Lee on screen several more times: He filmed cameos for Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, and may have filmed others. It will be interesting to see how his absence affects the universe in the future.

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The stars and crew of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continue to show love and tribute to Stan Lee following the Marvel Comics creator’s death earlier this week. News of the Marvel legend’s death broke on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, whe he had been...