Archive for June, 2018

It Follows Giant Man Mike Lanier Dies at 48

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Mike Lanier, known as the gentle giant, has passed away following pancreatic cancer battle.

Avengers 4 Title Leaked by Cinematographer?

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The official title of Avengers 4 may have just been revealed by cinematographer Trent Opaloch.

12 Monkeys’ Final Season: James Cole Is A Man With ‘Everything To Lose’

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12 Monkeys is on its way to wrapping up its time-hopping storyline, and a key part of that story is seeing protagonist James Cole (Aaron Stanford) go from a man on a mission to one who has everything to lose. The final season of the SYFY series is in the midst of a four-week marathon that has James, Cassie (Amanda Schull), Jennifer (Emily Hampshire), and Katarina (Barbara Sukowa) trying once and for all to prevent humanity’s downfall and set the time stream right after all their mucking about. 

So far, it’s been something of a wild ride, with James and Cassie heading off on separate missions with wildly different objectives, only to be reunited once James confirmed he was destined to play a role in the events of the series. And just recently the series introduced a whopping twist that will have people talking. Twist or no, however, the game is coming to an end, and Stanford says James’ current predicament have raised the stakes to a higher degree than they ever have been before. 

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In an interview with Screen Rant, Stanford discussed the final season storyline and how it unfolds in such a way as to give the upcoming finale and the story of James Cole much higher stakes than previously thought. Stanford said: 

“I think he is, at this point in the season, he's very determined to see things through to the end, but he's of a very different mind than he was at the beginning of the seres, where really he was on a suicide mission. He wanted basically for it to be over for him. He was a man with nothing to lose and was more than willing to do that, and at this point, in the story he's gained so much and now he has everything to lose, so the stakes are much, much higher for him at this point.”

The series is set to wrap up next week with the final two episodes (hopefully) delivering the ending fans have  been waiting for. SYFY has been experimenting with how it delivers 12 Monkeys these last two seasons, and so far the four-week marathon has made for fun Friday night viewings. With just one week to go, it will be interesting to see how Stanford’s assessment of the series’ high stakes plays out. 

Next: GLOW Season 2 Review: Maybe The Most Fun You Can Have Watching TV Right Now

12 Monkeys will conclude next Friday with ‘The Beginning: Part 1 & 2’ on SYFY.

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12 Monkeys’ Aaron Stanford Reflects On The Series Ending After 4 Seasons

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Ending a television series after four seasons is “bittersweet,” according to 12 Monkeys star Aaron Stanford. The actor is just a week away from seeing his SYFY show reach its time-hopping conclusion as the four-week final season marathon marches toward the finish line. But while it’s always nice to be a part of a series that gets to tell a complete story from start to finish, Stanford says that there are other emotions that come along with it, and some of them might even creep into the actors’ performances. 

The chance to take part in a series finale is nothing new for Stanford. Before making the move to SYFY, he co-starred alongside Maggie Q on The CW’s Nikita for four seasons. Despite his familiarity with final seasons, Stanford’s experience is nevertheless a mix of emotions since, as he puts it, he’s “saying goodbye to [his] family.”

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Stanford talked about bringing 12 Monkeys to a close in a recent interview with Screen Rant, where he discussed the amount of time an actor spends with the crew and fellow cast members, and how bringing that to an end can be challenging. Stanford said:

“It's bittersweet. Obviously you're always happy when you can tell a story completely from beginning to end, and tell it in a satisfying way where you're able to make yourself happy and make the audience happy. It's gratifying to be able to do something like that and see something through from beginning to end. On the bitter side, you're saying goodbye to your family. You know these are people that you work with and spend every day of the week for between 14 and 16 hours. You share your life with them, and it's tough when it comes to an end.”

A sense of finality has been present throughout the fourth season, particularly when James and Katarina (Barbara Sukowa) venture back to the beginning of their time travel adventure only to encounter themselves. Stanford says that feeling likely came through in the performances as a byproduct of the actors knowing they are working with one another for the last time. 

“What you're reading there is probably what we were projecting as people and as actors. There was a feeling, for me anyway, throughout the entire final season, there was that feeling every time we shot in a location where 'This is the last time we're gonna shoot here.' Or This is the last scene that I'm going to have with this person. Those things had a weight and a gravity to them. I think it just ended up coming across naturally in the performance. And I think it really works for the story, but it was a pretty natural process.”

Next: 12 Monkeys’ Final Season: James Cole Is A Man With ‘Everything To Lose’

12 Monkeys concludes next Friday with ‘The Beginning: Parts 1 & 2’ on SYFY.

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Hot Toys Reveals Ant-Man and The Wasp Collectible Figures

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The release of Ant-Man and the Wasp is right around the corner (well, for some countries, anyway), and to celebrate Hot Toys has unveiled 1/6 scale collectible figures of Scott Lang as Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne as The Wasp. Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp sees its titular heroes going on a rescue mission to try and find Hope's mother, Janet van Dyne, in the Quantum Realm, while also dealing with the new threat of a villain who can walk through walls: Ghost.

Although we saw the Wasp costume in Ant-Man's post-credits scene, this movie marks the first time we'll actually see it in action - which, for Disney, means another golden merchandising opportunity. We can probably expect to see all sorts of Wasp toys on sale soon enough, but Hot Toys' sculpts are among the most highly-anticipated collectibles because of the level of detail that goes into the builds.

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One week out from Ant-Man and the Wasp's release, Hot Toys (via Coming Soon) has released images of its tie-in collectible figures of Scott and Hope in their superhero costumes. The figures are 1/6 scale (though they were presumably modelled in full size and then shrunk down to 1/6 scale using Hank Pym's shrinking technology), and the Wasp figure includes interchangeable head options, so you can choose between Wasp's full costume with helmet, and a highly detailed sculpt of Evangeline Lilly in the role. Check out some images of the collectible figures below, along with details of their features and accessories.

The 1/6th scale The Wasp Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Wasp in Ant-Man
  • One (1) newly developed head sculpt with authentic likeness of Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne
  • One (1) newly developed helmeted head sculpt with LED light-up function (battery operated)
  • Movie-accurate facial expression with skin texture and make-up
  • Newly developed body with over 28 points of articulations
  • Approximately 29 cm tall
  • Two (2) pairs of interchangeable Wasp’ wings including:
  • One (1) pair of articulated wings
  • One (1) pair of stand by wings
  • Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • One (1) pair of gesturing hands
  • One (1) left hand for holding disc equipment
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) metallic dark blue and brass-colored Wasp suit with embossed patterns, red-colored trims, and weathering effects
  • One (1) pair of dark blue-colored boots

Accessories:

  • One (1) attachable opened helmet accessory
  • One (1) miniature Wasp with stand (Approximately 2.9cm tall)
  • Two (2) disc equipment
  • Specially-designed dynamic figure stand with movie logo, character nameplate and a character backdrop

The 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Ant-Man in Ant-Man
  • One (1) newly developed head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang
  • One (1) newly developed helmeted head sculpt with LED light-up function (battery operated)
  • Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles, and skin texture
  • Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of open hands
  • One (1) left hand for holding disc equipment
  • One (1) gesturing right hand
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) metallic red and black-colored Ant-Man suit with embossed patterns, silver colored trims, and weathering effects
  • One (1) silver-colored Ant-Man particle belt
  • One (1) pair of black-colored boots

Accessories:

  • One (1) miniature Ant-Man (Approximately 2.7cm tall)
  • One (1) shrunken lab
  • One (1) attachable opened helmet accessory
  • Two (2) disc equipment
  • Specially-designed figure stand with movie logo, character nameplate and a character backdrop

A price point for the figures has not yet been revealed, but you can probably expect them to set you back at least a couple of hundred dollars apiece, based on the price of other Marvel Hot Toys collectibles.

Now if only we could convince them to make a collectible figure for that giant ant that plays the drums...

More: Ant-Man & The Wasp Early Reviews

Source: Hot Toys (via Coming Soon)

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