Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Who is Our Favourite Robin?

Who is Our Favourite Robin?

Podcast Q&A

By Alex Burns



We answer listener questions once again and the big one here is our discussion over the Robin character and our favourite hero to wear the yellow cape. Robin chat starts around 7 minutes in.

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International Suicide Squad Posters Revealed

International Suicide Squad Posters Revealed

He's Behind You...

By Alex Burns



Check out these cool international posters for Suicide Squad! Task Force X are out in force and ready for the mission but look to have missed Jared Leto's Joker smiling menacingly behind. We are digging the marketing campaign and design for this film, let's hope it lives up to the hype when the movie releases on August 5th.



New Star Trek Beyond Poster and TV Spots

New Star Trek Beyond Poster and TV Spots

There's a New Captain in Town

By Alex Burns



Check out this cool new poster for Star Trek Beyond featuring new character, Jaylah taking command and looking pretty relaxed about it. We also have some sweet TV spots to share with you, plenty to mull over and get ecited about as we approach the release of the movie on July 22nd.







Thursday, 23 June 2016

Twenty One Pilots' Suicide Squad Track is Criminally Good

Twenty One Pilots' Suicide Squad Track is Criminally Good

"All My Friends Are Heathens"

By Alex Burns




Check out this sweet tie-in track for Suicide Squad. The song titled "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots is a perfect fit for the apparent tone of DC Comics' super villain film.

Promotion is seriously stepping up for the next instalment in the DC Universe on film after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we'll be sure to keep you up to date right here at Cape and Cowl.

Directed by David Ayer and starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith, Suicide Squad is set for release August 25th, 2016.

Darth Vader Confirmed and More Rogue One Details

Darth Vader Confirmed and More Rogue One Details

Life on the Dark Side

By Alex Burns



Entertainment Weekly have the goods on Rogue One and the mysterious new instalment to the Star Wars Saga just got a lot more context! Check out some brand new images from the magazine plus some sweet new character details.


First up we have the confirmation that Forest Whittaker will be portraying Saw Gerra, a character that will be remembered for his appearance in the Clone Wars animated series fighting alongside a Jedi Anakin Skywalker.

“Consider him kind of a battered veteran who leads a band of Rebel extremists,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated. “He’s on the fringe of the Rebel Alliance. Even [they] are a little concerned about him.”


Next up is the exciting news that Darth Vader will be returning to cinema screens in Rogue One and James Earl Jones is back on hand to lend his signature voice to the iconic villain.

“He will be in the movie sparingly,” Kennedy comments. “But at a key, strategic moment, he’s going to loom large.”

“Within the Rebellion, it’s not commonly spoken about,” director Gareth Edwards adds. “Within the Empire, there is the culture of knowing of the existence of Darth Vader. There’s definitely an underlying feeling that there is a power – a dark power – available to the Empire and that if you overstep your mark, you will suffer the consequences.”




Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule.

Edwards stated that the style of the film will be similar to that of a war film, stating, "It's the reality of war. Good guys are bad. Bad guys are good. It's complicated, layered; a very rich scenario in which to set a movie."




The film's cast is peppered with upcoming talent as Felicity Jones takes the lead role as Jyn Erso alongside Mads Mikklesen who plays her father, Galen Erso. Diego Luna stars as Captain Cassian Andor with Donnie Yen as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen as his heavily armored best friend Baze Malbus,, Alan Tudyk as the droid K-2SO, Riz Ahmed as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook and Ben Mendelsohn as the film’s main antagonist, Director Orson Krennic.



Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release December 16, 2017.


New Power Rangers Poster and Bryan Cranston is Zordon!

New Power Rangers Poster and Bryan Cranston is Zordon!

Morphin' Bad

By Alex Burns



We've got our first one-sheet for the upcoming Power Rangers reboot and it's certainly the definition of a teaser poster, revealing very little but also establishing a more mature tone for the film. We've also got the confirmation that Bryan Cranston, yes THAT Bryan Cranston, will be joining the cast of the movie as Zordon. That's as big a shock as any twist in Breaking Bad and we can't wait to see the Rangers getting sagely wisdom from Heisenberg himself.




Elizabeth Banks is another stellar name on the cast list the Hunger Games actor will be playing Rita Repulsa, the Power Rangers themselves are a batch of relative newcomers; Dacre Montgomery stars as Jason the Red Ranger with RJ Cyler as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G as Trini the Yellow Ranger and Ludi Lin as Zack the Black Ranger.


The film is directed by Dean Isralite and is a re-telling of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers TV Show.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Justice League Official Movie Logo Revealed Plus New Batmobile Photo

Justice League Official Movie Logo Revealed Plus New Batmobile Photo

DC Heroes Unite in 2017

By Alex Burns



Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics have revealed the official logo for the highly anticipated Justice League film. The continuation of the DC Universe on film, Justice League follows 2013's Man of Steel and this year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will see Superman ( Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash ( Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) unite on screen for the first time.



A brand new image of the Batmobile was also revealed and there are sure to more additions to Batman's arsenal for the new movie. 



What do you make of the logo?

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and is set for release November 10th 2017.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Blu-Ray Release Details

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Blu-Ray Release Details

Adventures in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

By Franco Dionisio



Check out the official specs for the home video release of Star Wars Rebels Season 2! This show is one of the best additions to the Star Wars Saga in recent years and is already confirmed for a third season.

Settle in for 22 action-packed episodes of the critically acclaimed CG animated series, Plus some sweet bonus features, you'll be able to get your hands on the second season on August 30

Bonus Features:

Blu-ray:
· From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.
· All DVD Bonus (see below)

DVD:
· Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
· Rebel Recons – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!

Disc Specifications:
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Format: Blu-ray (3-Disc) & DVD (4-Disc)
Rating: TVY7 FV; CE: PG; CF: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)
Run Time: Approximately 485 minutes (not including bonus)
Closed Captioned: Yes
Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages/ Subtitles: English, French, German & Spanish

Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels is set to air Fall this year on Disney XD, stay tuned to Cape and Cowl for more updates.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Official Trailer and Gameplay

Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Official Trailer and Gameplay

An Adventure like Never Before

By Alex Burns



Nintendo played their E3 2016 in an understated manner and completely stole the show with the first real look at the next adventure in Hyrule. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks to be the entry into the franchise that many fans have been asking for, a game to update the Zelda formula and embrace the best elements of modern game design. Take a look at an extended gameplay section to see just what we mean and stay tuned for more reaction in the next Cape and Cowl Cast.


Breath of the Wild is set for release in 2017.

Star Wars Battlefront - Bespin DLC Trailer

Star Wars Battlefront - Bespin DLC Trailer

Up in the Cloud City

By Steven Carter



EA have revelead the first trailer for their Star Wars Battlefront - Bespin DLC and like all the levels in Battlefront it's incrediby beautiful.

"Experience new heroes, maps, mode, weapons, star cards and more in the new Bespin digital expansion. Join Lando Calrissian and Dengar in the Cloud City of Bespin. Take flight in a cloud car, journey through Cloud City, navigate carbon-freezing chambers, or hunt enemies with the X-8 Night Sniper and EE-4 blasters. This deal is getting better all the time."


"The Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Bespin digital expansion arrives in June 2016 for Season Pass owners."

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Batman: Arkham VR - Annoucement Trailer

Batman: Arkham VR - Annoucement Trailer

Go Behind the Cowl

By Alex Burns



Rocksteady are back with another Arkham game! It may not be what you're expecting though as the studio and Warner Bros. Entertainment revealed Batman: Arkham VR, a unique interactive experience that will offer gamers a chance to step into the Batsuit and explore the Arkham world like never before.

“Virtual reality is expanding the video game space and entertainment overall, so it is extremely exciting to have our incredible team at Rocksteady Studios dive into this new storytelling medium with the Batman Arkham franchise,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Rocksteady is one of the best at creating story-driven content, and Batman: Arkham VR will deliver a more immersive experience than anyone could have imagined only a few years ago.”

“Rocksteady is always looking for new ways to further engross players into the worlds we create and Batman: Arkham VR is an example of how we’re taking advantage of the latest technology to do that,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director, Rocksteady Studios. “The team is committed to delivering a Batman experience that stays true to the character and allows players to fully immerse themselves in the role of the World’s Greatest Detective.”

Batman: Arkham VR immerses you in the Dark Knight’s Universe and redefines what it means to Be the Batman.

Batman: Arkham VR will be available on Playstation VR this October, stay tuned for more reaction on the next Cape and Cowl Cast

"What Does Superman Mean to YOU?" - Cape and Cowl Cast #18

"What Does Superman Mean to YOU?" - Cape and Cowl Cast #18 

Brand New Episode!

By Alex Burns



Alex, Sam and Ashley discuss their thoughts on why the Man of Steel is still relevant in the modern day and why he continues to mean so much to so many. The team also delve into the week's awesome news including updates on Pacific Rim 2, The Walking Dead Season 3 Videogame, the Justice League Dark Animated movie plus their reactions to the Injustice 2 trailer. All that and another round of Q&A!



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Spider-Man PS4 Game Revealed!

Spider-Man PS4 Game Revealed!

E3 2016 Announcement Trailer

By Alex Burns



Sony have revealed a brand new trailer for a new, next-gen, Spider-Man game! Developed by Insomniac Games (Ratchet and Clank) this new videogame adventure promises an all-new Spidey experience for console gamers. This news comes just a few weeks after we were asked why there hasn't been a Spider-Man game for next-gen consoles, check out our thoughts on that and the cool announcement trailer below. Stay tuned for our more reaction and insight on the next Cape and Cowl Cast




Starring the world’s most iconic Super Hero, Spider-Man PS4 (working title) features the acrobatic abilities, improvisation and web-slinging that the wall-crawler is famous for, while also introducing elements never-before-seen in a Spider-Man game. From traversing with parkour and utilizing the environment, to new combat and blockbuster set pieces, it’s Spider-Man unlike any you’ve played before.

Marvel and Insomniac Games have teamed up to create a brand-new and authentic Spider-Man story. This isn’t the Spider-Man you’ve met before, or seen in a movie. This is an experienced Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City. At the same time he’s struggling to balance his chaotic personal life and career while the fate of nine million New Yorkers rests upon his shoulders.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

New Suicide Squad TV Spots Revealed

New Suicide Squad TV Spots Revealed

Can the Bad Guys Save the Day?

By Alex Burns



Suicide Squad is set for release August 25th this year, get excited with these sweet new Tv Spots and our speculation video!





First Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Brings the Awesome

First Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Brings the Awesome

Every Battle Defines You

By Alex Burns




Nether Realm Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment have unveiled the first look at gameplay from Injustice 2 and it does not disappoint!

"From cinematic attacks tearing across the sky to the appearance of a certain blue cat dressed in a red onesie, so far Injustice 2 has everything a fan of the first game could want, and by that we mean a Dex-Starr cameo." 

There are some seriously cool additions to the roster for the new instalment in the superhero fighting game franchise and sure to be more announced at E3 in the week. We'll keep you updated on the game as more news developed.

Injustice 2 is set for release in 2017 exclusively on Playstation 4.


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Injustice 2 Announcement Trailer

Injustice 2 Announcement Trailer

Coming 2017 to PS4

By Sam Burns



Check out the official announcement trailer for Injustice 2! It's an all out brawl between Superman, Batman, The Flash and more in this exquisitely produced footage and we can't wait to go toe to toe with our friends and favourite heroes when the game releases!


The sequel to Gods Among Us is highly anticipated and the tie-in comic series for the Injustice franchise is hugely popular so expect ALOT of interest in this new instalment.

NetherRealm Studios posted this official statement:

We are super excited to announce the latest installment of the Injustice franchise, Injustice 2, coming to Playstation 4 in 2017. As the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, we wanted to come out swinging. We’re doing all of the things you’d expect from a sequel. We’re adding new characters, new environments, and we’re taking environment destruction and interaction to the next level.
 
But we didn’t want to stop there. At NetherRealm, we always want to make games that are fun, challenging and innovative. We strive to give players a level of control that makes playing our games a truly personal experience. For that reason, we have introduced a brand new Gear System, allowing players to build their own version of Superman, their Batman and ultimately, their Injustice Universe.
 
The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward you with loot drops every time you play the game. With each loot drop, you will earn character-specific gear to outfit and power up your roster – changing not only the look of each character, but your fight strategy and your personal approach to every match. As you gear up your characters, you’re building a roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains that reflects your choices, and your preferences, which can be vastly different than your opponents. A few play sessions in, you can expect your Aquaman to look and play different than anyone else’s Aquaman you may come across.
 
And of course we’re going to continue to tell the epic story of the Injustice Universe. When last we saw them, Superman was imprisoned in a Red Sun prison cell, while Batman was continuing the good fight against the forces that would see Superman’s tyranny back in power. Where do we go from here? And what new characters will join the fight? Of course you’ll have to play the game to find out. And we can’t wait for you to get your hands on this game. We’re excited to see your vision come to life on screen.

Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Warner Bro. Entertainment have teased a 2017 release window plus availability exclusively on PlayStation 4.

We'll keep you posted on all updates and give you our trailer reaction in the next episode of Cape and Cowl Cast.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

How to Make the Next Batman Movie Awesome

How to Make the Next Batman Movie Awesome

Probably...

By Alex Burns



Team Cape and Cowl share their hopes for the next solo Batman film and how it can improve on Dawn of Justice.

Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition Trailer Reaction

Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition Trailer Reaction

Should We Be Excited?

By Alex Burns



What did Alex and Steve make of the BvS Ultimate edition trailer? Watch and find out!

Monday, 6 June 2016

Spider-Man Cinema History Retrospective - Cape and Cowl Cast #17

Spider-Man Cinema History Retrospective - Cape and Cowl Cast #17

Brand New Episode!

By Alex Burns



We take a look back through the exciting cinema history of Spider-Man in this week's episode. Join Alex and Steve as they share memories of seeing Spidey on the big screen for the first time plus a whole host of critical analysis! We also dive into the most awesome news from the week including Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition and answers to your questions!



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Batman: Return to Arkham Trailer Reaction

Batman: Return to Arkham Trailer Reaction

Let's Get Crazy Together

By Alex Burns



The announcement trailer for Batman: Return to Arkham is a thing of beauty! Join Team Cape and Cowl as they share the thrill of a second trip to the mad house!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition Trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition Trailer

Redemption for Zack Snyder?

By Alex Burns



Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment have revealed the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition featuring snippets of new footage from the extended cut. Check it out below!



It's no secret that Dawn of Justice had a mixed reception from fans and critics alike but we hold out hope that this Ultimate edition will go some way to answering some of those issues. The R rated final cut of the DC Comics movie is hopefully not just excessively violent or full of more swear words. Perhaps there are some more adult themes that explain character motivations that were simply missing in theatrical cut, maybe we're being too optimistic...

Time will tell! The ultimate Edition is available to download digitally on June 28th or purchase on home video on July 19th.



Special features include

  • Uniting the World’s Finest

  • Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants

  • The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder

  • Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile

  • Superman: Complexity & Truth

  • Batman: Austerity & Rage

  • Wonder Woman: Grace & Power

  • Batcave: Legacy of the Lair

  • The Might and the Power of a Punch

  • The Empire of Luthor

  • Save the Bats

  • If you'd like to know our thoughts on Batman v Superman check out our extensive video features below.










    Unbelievable Star Wars Replica Props Revealed

    Unbelievable Star Wars Replica Props Revealed

    The Saga Comes to Life

    By Alex Burns



    Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed a series of prop replicas as part of the new Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition and they are unbelievably awesome! These collection items are hand made to order by the extremely talented folks over at Pinewood Studios and are based digital data from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


    These are bound to set you back a few bob but boy oh boy will it be worth it! Check out the official site for more information.