This adorable 5-year-old girl named Penny is sporting an incredibly cool Wonder Woman costume, and what makes it pop with awesomeness is the invisible jet made out of balloons! Luckily for Penny, her dad, Marty Pants, is a balloonist who goes by the name “Smarty Pants.” When talking to io9 about the creation of the invisible jet, he said:
“She wanted to dress up as Wonder Woman and I said off-hand, ‘Why don’t I make you an invisible jet out of balloons?’ not realizing that with a 5-year-old, nothing is an off-hand joke. So of course I had to make it.”
It turned out great! It’s got the be the best Wonder Woman cosplay jet I’ve ever seen. Most Wonder Woman cosplayers joke about using your imagination to see it, but this is a lot better, and it actually took some effort to create. The photos you see here were taken at the Milwaukee Comic Con earlier this month.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m pretty stoked about Netflix’s upcoming animated series Castlevania. The project is being developed by Adi Shankar (Dredd) and Fred Seibert (Fairly OddParents, Adventure Time), and we know it’s going to be a dark, hardcore, and violent take on the classic video game franchise.
Thanks to Shankar, we have official poster art to share with you that was released for the series. It offers us our first look at Dracula’s castle, and if you’re a fan of the game it should definitely get you excited. I love the design!
Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a Wow! Unlimited Media company, written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.
The first season of the series will drop later this year.
I’m sorry to report that actor Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61. This was some seriously sad news that I didn’t expect to wake up to and when I first saw it felt like a punch to the gut. Bill Paxton has been a favorite actor of mine for years! Ever since I first saw him up on the big screen in James Cameron‘s Aliens.
People Magazine confirmed the news of Paxton’s passing and it’s said that he died after complications from surgery. A representative for his family released a statement asking for privacy and saying:
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”
It’s never fun reporting this kind of news, but I’ve enjoyed all the entertainment that Paxton has given us over the years. Some of my favorite projects of his included Weird Science, Aliens, Tombstone, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, A Simple Plan, Frailty, U-571, Big Love, and Edge of Tomorrow. He’s done a ton of other work as well.
Paxton leaves behind an incredible legacy of film and TV projects and he’s going to to be missed. It’sd strange to think that we won’t see anymore films with Bill Paxton. Damn. He was also just such a great guy in general! I’ve been a few Q&A’s he was involved with over the years and he just came off as being such a fun guy!
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at the time.
Full disclosure, the first 30 seconds of this trailer I thought Pine was about to be the lamest shit I ever saw. That changed pretty quickly as I watched some kid running alongside a humanoid moose tribe and bounding through the wilderness with a bipedal mammoth…read more on GameTyrant
Witness what would become the beginning of the end for team USA in an incredible comeback by Japan at Frostbite 2017. It all starts when Team Solo Mid Zero, who is arguably the best player on team America, blows a 3-1 lead Golden State Warriors…read more on GameTyrant
Netflix debuted the first trailer for Will Smith‘s upcoming fantasy cop thriller Bright, and this movie looks so cool! It comes from director David Ayer, who most recently directed Smith in DC Entertainment’s Suicide Squad.
The film also stars Joel Edgerton (Warrior) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and is set in a fantasy world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. The story revolves around a human cop (Smith) who is forced to partner up with an Orc (Edgerton) and “their ordinary beat takes a decidedly unordinary turn when they wind up coming into the possession of a massively powerful (and highly illegal) weapon: a magic wand.” There’s also an elf into who came to have the wand, and she comes under the protection of the two cops as the wand is being hunted down by evil villains.
I love that shot of Smith in his cop uniform holding a medieval fantasy broadsword. Unfortunately, we have to wait until freakin’ December before we see it! Not sure why they released a trailer so damn early, but I am excited about it!
I’ve got an entertaining series of action figure photography for you to check out today be photographer hotkenobi. Many of the images feature superheroes like Hulk, Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman in the process of smashing beer cans. I also included some other photos of the superhero action figures in various other situations.
I’ve always enjoyed the insane claymation short films of Lee Hardcastle. He’s made a good amount of these shorts over the years, and they are always crazy and violent. He was commissioned to make a claymation short film for James Gunn and Greg McLean‘s upcoming film The Belko Experiment, and it’s super bloody and violent! If you are sensitive to claymation people, then I suggest you don’t watch because they die in all kinds of horrible ways. Enjoy!
Katsucon 2017 was packed full of some wicked awesome cosplay! Seriously, if you like cosplay you’ve got to watch these videos because they present some incredibly stunning costume work. The videos come from Distractotron, and there’s a good amount of stuff that is going to impress you. Enjoy!
Here’s an amusing series of comic strips by Dragonarte Comics that show that Batman is always ready for the joker in the most hilarious ways. It seems to me like Batman is the real Joker here because he’s out-joking the Joker!