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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Legion of Super-geekoes.

Time to nerd out for a few seconds. Or pages.

Robert Downey Jr. cast as Iron Man! This totally works on the genius/womanizing/substance abuse level. You can't get better casting than this. And THANK YOU John Favreau for not casting some kid. I don't need to see that douchebag from John Tucker Must Die starring in an Iron Man movie. Not that he was, I'm just saying. And! And! And! Terence Howard has been cast as Rhodey! Aw, DAMN, this is gonna be good.

spidey venom
CHECK IT! Spidey 3 trailer's been updated! No sign of Venom yet, so the Topher teaser pic will still have to do.

And as an added bonus? Looks like Bruce Campbell is gonna be playing Mysterio in the 'Spider-Man' movie within the movie! Awesome.

And since we're on the subject (and use of the toy medium) it looks like Moon Knight is getting a pilot for next season. He's like reverse-colored Batman. Who gets some karate powers from Egyptian gods or something. Throws little moon-throwing stars and crap. Oh, come on, it's not like it's lamer than little batarangs. Only he doesn't call them moonarangs.

Beware My Stare!
And the new Ghost Rider trailer has premiered! Looks pretty damn sweet, too. At least visually. Could be as lame if not lamer than Daredevil, but the casting's pretty sweet.

300 poster
"Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" It's 300! You wanna see some wicked-ass comic-book trailer action? Check THIS out. It'll blow your MIIIIND. Like Sin City meets Gladiator.

Also, if you liked the movie Unbreakable but wished it moved along the powers stuff a bit quicker, check out HEROES on NBC. It's pretty damn good. And it's got a super-powered serial killer that freezes people and also removes their brains. Mmmmmmm. Good stuff. You can download them all on iTunes, too, so catch up!

justic marvel
In video game news, I just finished both Justice League Heroes and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. The Marvel one is WAY better, but JLH was fun, too. In JLH, you only play two people at a time and have a limited selection of characters (I really wanted to play Plastic Man, dammit!). Oddly enough, the 2 I had the most fun playing were Zatanna and Green Arrow. You get to fight Braniac, Gorilla Grodd and a few others, but no Lex, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, Sinestro, etc. What really sucked was that every hero that you could play had different powers but the three Green Lanterns (Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner) all had the exact power. Now, I understand that all Green Lanterns HAVE the same power, but my problem is that all 3 did the same thing with it. Which sucked. I wanted Kyle to have a big Manga suit, Hal a boxing glove, etc. Plus, you rarely got to choose who you were going to play, it just assigned them.

In Ultimate Alliance, they took the same game engine from X-Men Legends, but where that game grew old because it only existed in the mutant world, MUA goes across all worlds and allows you to play up to 20 different characters. Of course, in the end (or even half way through) you just end up using the same power players that you've built up. So Iron man, Wolverine, Power Man and Ghost Rider pretty much got the run of the game. What's REALLY awesome is that each character has 3-4 costume changes you can do. So I got to have War Machine, brown Wolverine and Luke f#*$&in Cage in a yellow silk shirt and chain belt. You can also do any of Spider-Man's costumes from Black to the new Stark Armor one. Switching all the costumes around from the different eras is GREAT. You can even use Thor as Beta Ray Bill. Anyway, I barely used Blade, Nick Fury, Elektra, Daredevil, Black Panther etc, because really, they're only human. And when you're battling Galactus and the Kree/Skrulls, Mephisto, Loki and Dr. Doom and the full Masters of Evil (Mandarin, Baron Mordo, Fin Fang Foom, Dragon Man, Rhino, Scorpion, Arcade, Crimson Dynamo, Bullseye, Guardian, Super Skrull and on and on and on...) the more power the better. Anyway, after battling through a giant TriSkellion, and Omega Base, Asgard, Atlantis, Hell, the Skrull Home World, Arcade's Murderworld, the Shi'ar armada and Dr. Doom's castle, you feel like you've seen it all. Which was extremely satisfying.

Marvel Scene it.jpg
And lastly, Scene It? the awesome movie DVD game has made a MARVEL edition! All of the clips are from the dozen or so live action films, but the trivia cards and other DVD segments range from ridiculously simply things to guessing characters by their silhouette or guessing which obscure character name is correct out of a list of ridiculous ones. All in all, it's pretty sweet. And of course the playing pieces are pewter logos/emblems for Spider-Man, Captain America, X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc.

OK. I'm done.

For now. I have to go play outside now and get some sun.


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