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All nine of Mortal Kombat 11‘s DLC characters have been ousted by a recent datamine. As with most fighting games, the roster is a heavy focus for fans in the build up to the game’s eventual release. Mortal Kombat is no exception to this, as fans make roster wishlists and rally behind some of their favorites as they hedge their bets on who will return or debut in the game for the first time ever. Mortal Kombat, in particular, is known for crossover characters being added as downloadable content, which adds a further layer for fans to speculate on.
Past guest fighters in Mortal Kombat have included Kratos from God of War, Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th, Predator, Alien, and even Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It’s really a smorgasbord of violent offenders from outside of the Mortal Kombat franchise, and that trend was always destined to continue in Mortal Kombat 11. The only question that fans had about the DLC pertained to who was next.
It looks like Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios may have had the DLC lineup for Mortal Kombat 11 revealed prematurely, as dataminers have been able to find names within the code of the Nintendo Switch version for the unreleased game. These details have since been posted on Reddit, where the legitimacy of the code has been verified by a number of people. Despite being seemingly verified, consumers should still take the complete roster as a rumor until NetherRealm releases official details on the planned DLC.
With that out of the way, the allegedly complete list of add-on fighters coming to Mortal Kombat 11 can be found below:
- Shang Tsung
There are a few things worth noting with this cast, although the guest fighters are sure to generate the most buzz. Spawn joining Mortal Kombat 11 was expected after Spawn’s creator, Todd McFarlane, implied that the crossover would be happening. Others like Terminator and Ash (who is presumably Ash Williams from The Evil Dead), are sure to feel right at home on the Mortal Kombat 11 roster. Finally, Joker looks to be the first DC Comics character making the jump over to the bloody carnage of Mortal Kombat, although that hasn’t prevented MK characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Raiden from squaring off against the clown prince in NetherRealm’s other fighting game series, Injustice.
As for the rest, they round out a respectable selection. Shang Tsung was previously announced as the first DLC character in MK11, while Sindel and Nightwolf have been longtime favorites of the community. Still, there are some noteworthy mainstays that appear to have been shafted if this list of characters turns out to be true. Reptile not appearing in Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the tougher pills to swallow, while Rain and Smoke were two characters that fans really wanted to see. Overall, the roster of Mortal Kombat 11 is very strong, but fans aren’t likely to let those characters be left by the wayside without voicing their concerns.
A brand new Avengers: Endgame TV spot features Thanos taunting the remaining heroes. In less than a week, Marvel Studios’ much-anticipated blockbuster will hit theaters and The Infinity Saga will finally come to a close. A direct sequel to last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, the film is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with the story written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Infinity War saw Thanos accomplish his life-long goal of balancing the universe by wiping out half of its life, enacting The Decimation with the use of the Infinity Gauntlet, complete with all six Infinity Stones despite a galant effort by the MCU heroes to stop him. His success didn’t come without any losses, however, as he needed to sacrifice his beloved adopted daughter, Gamora in order to acquire the Soul Stone. By the end Infinity War, the Mad Titan mulls on his journey as he retires on a new planet called Titan 2, and marketing for Endgame confirms that he is still there living a peaceful life. But his new quiet life as a farmer will soon get disrupted when the remaining Avengers come to avenge the fallen in Avengers 4 as teased by this latest promo clip.
This newly-released Endgame TV spot is composed of previously-released footage, but it includes never-before-heard dialogue of Thanos defending his decision to decimate half of life in the universe. He ends his narration by calling to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, saying “let’s finish this.” While there’s no visual context for his speech, there’s a good chance that this takes place during his big battle with the heroes, something that was already teased in several other clips. Watch the video (via The Marvel Wave) below:
Thanos has been mostly absent in the Endgame marketing, particularly in their earlier releases. In the posters, he’s only a figure at the back, with the focus on the heroes – especially the core six Avengers. This goes with the idea that Avengers 4 will be from the perspective of the heroes, unlike Infinity War which was primarily told from the Mad Titan’s point-of-view. Narrative-wise, it also means that the Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the rest of the team will take it upon themselves to go after the Mad Titan – as revealed in earlier spots. Whether or not that original plan will do the trick of restoring peace and order in the galaxy remains to be seen. Considering the fact that Thanos has a new armor and weapon in the upcoming film, he might actually be expecting the Avengers coming after him following The Decimation.
With what’s currently known about Spider-Man: Far From Home, it’s safe to assume that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes accomplish their goal of restoring the universe’s status quo. How exactly they do it and what ramifications it has for them and Thanos, however, remains to be seen. While it’s largely believed that Thanos will no longer be a key figure in the MCU after Avengers: Endgame, thanks to his strong ties with The Eternals (not to mention his immense popularity), many are hoping this won’t be the last time fans will see him in the franchise.
Source: Marvel (via The Marvel Wave)
The Game of Thrones season premiere featured a brief line from Euron Greyjoy that alludes to one of his more heinous habits from the books: cutting out the tongues of his Silence crew members. The show's version of the Ironborn reaver has differed significantly from his counterpart in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga, but "Winterfell" confirmed the two characters share one significant and cruel similarity.
At the end of season 7, Euron took his ships and sailed for Essos to acquire a significant prize for his queen: a deadly group of mercenaries known as the Golden Company to aid her when the surviving army of the war reaches Kings Landing. Regardless of whether or not Euron believes the Night King to be an actual threat, it remains a low priority compared to his desire to court Cersei's favor and increase his standing on the global stage. It's an entirely self-serving move, characteristic of the brutal pirate introduced in season 6 who murdered his brother in his very first scene, and has since become a dynamic member of the show's deep bench of depraved villains.
While visiting his niece in captivity on Silence, Euron reveals to Yara that the reason he keeps coming to talk to her is that he's on a ship "full of mutes," and it gets lonely at sea. He's referring to his practice of cutting out the tongues of any sailor that serves on Silence. Euron's Greyjoy has a reputation in the books as a ruthless, amoral sailor, supported by a number of myths surrounding his brutality. Most of those myths turn out to be true, and forcibly muting his crew (and his pregnant mistress) is one of them.
Reasons for this practice range from paranoia to megalomania to sadism, and none are mutually exclusive. In the books, Euron - like Walder Frey, Ramsay Bolton and Joffrey Baratheon before him - establishes his villainy by gleefully engaging in behavior that flies in the face of what little shared cultural morality Westeros maintains. He kinslays without compunction, is loyal only unto his own ambition, and is the only major villain that openly lives outside the law. The series used those deeds to outline the character played by Pilou Asbæk, but also infuses the character with a more lighthearted air of wickedness.
In the show, Euron Greyjoy feels like a psychotic Jack Sparrow, who is willing to light the world on fire because it makes for such a good show. He's power-hungry to be sure, but his ruthlessness comes tempered with more humor and mischief than could ever be attributed to his book counterpart. Still, the fact that he mutilates his own crew fits with both versions of the character, and that's a credit to the show knowing its limits when it comes to adapting Martin's work.
Distilling Martin's dense storytelling down to about 80 hours of television ensured some of the author's work wouldn't be adapted perfectly or included at all. Certain character interpretations have been criticized by book fans, and the version of Euron Greyjoy that makes bad dwarf jokes (and spawned countless Euron Greyjoy as your mother's new boyfriend memes) certainly seemed poised to rile. But it's precisely because Euron Greyjoy has such a depth of character in the books that it was a smart move for Benioff and Weiss to embrace what's almost a comedic interpretation of the character in the novels.
When Euron Greyjoy was introduced, the show had just shy of 20 episodes to go, and there simply wasn't time to build Euron up as someone who could rival Ramsay Bolton in depravity and audience engagement. Keeping the spotlight on Cersei and the Night King as the series drew itself to a close made sure the integrity of the show's narrative remained intact and undiluted by an ambitious introduction of a new character that was never going to be able to evoke the original successfully in the time remaining. That said, dropping in the fact that he mutilates his own crew says a lot about Euron in a very short amount of time.
A new fan made video creates a crossover between Detective Pikachu and True Detective, and it is pure nightmare fuel. Detective Pikachu will be the first ever live-action Pokémon movie, featuring the fan favorite electric pocket monster. True Detective, on the other hand, is the hit HBO series that stands as an anthology crime drama.
Each season of True Detective focuses on a different story and a different set of characters, but when the show premiered in 2014, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were the leads chosen for the show. Detective Pikachu also has a big star attached to the project, with Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu. As mentioned above, Detective Pikachu will be a live-action movie, but also feature CGI Pokémon characters. Longtime fans of Pokémon seem to be pretty happy with look of the CGI characters in Detective Pikachu, but this fan made video went in a different, terrifying route.
Sam & Bill Comedy posted their video to YouTube which mashes together the storyline from True Detective season 1 with characters from the Pokémon universe. In the video, Pikachu is supposed to be McConaughey's character Rust Cohle, while Ash Ketchum takes the spot of Harrelson's Marty Hart. The video features multiple Pokémon characters like Team Rocket's James, Misty, and Officer Jenny, while also including a handful of Pokémon like Wartortle, Vulpix, and Meowth. The Pokémon references don't stop there either, with the trailer ending on the iconic line, "We gotta catch 'em all". The full video can be seen below.
While the characters are only from the Pokémon universe, the video is still pulling elements from True Detective as well. For starters, Tommy Kang, who plays Pikachu, has a very realistic McConaughey impression. Also, the way the video is put together is made to resemble the cinematography and visual effects of True Detective. The video even ends with credits that closely resemble the style of True Detective's intro.
Many YouTubers who make trailer mashups usually just combine audio and video from two different movies, much like somebody did with that Detective Deadpool parody trailer. These guys, however, went above and beyond to create a short video for their production company, Bad Duck Media. The makeup for the Pokémon characters really is terrifying, but that was probably part of the video's humor. This mashup is no doubt a clever idea, but if nothing else, it will keep fans amused while they wait for Detective Pikachu to be released.
Source: Sam & Bill Comedy
The story behind the creation of Back to the Future happened by accident. While on a promotional tour for the film Used Cars, Bob Gale, who would become one of Back to the Future's writers and producers, made a stop in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He decided to visit his parent's old home and for some reason, wound up flipping through his father's old yearbooks.
Bob ended up learning that his father was the president of his graduating class. He then started thinking about different scenarios and whether or not he would have been friends with his father back in the day since Bob himself does not consider himself to be the type of person to run for class president.
When he returned to Hollywood, he got together with his friend, Robert Zemeckis, and the two started brainstorming and coming up with ideas for a film. It did not take long before they came up with a story to pitch to Columbia Pictures. Their pitch was given an instant greenlight and the birth of one of the most iconic film trilogies of all time happened.
After working hard at creating a script for the film, the next step was casting. Both Zemeckis and Gale wanted Michael J. Fox from the start but were forced by Universal to use Eric Stoltz, who was fired after six weeks of shooting. When they finally worked out a deal to get Fox, the film was ready to go and the rest is history.
In honor of the massive fan base that Back to the Future has created over the past 30 years, we put together a list of 25 hidden things only super-fans caught.
24 Did He Say Red?
During the original Back to the Future film, Marty McFly returns to Hill Valley in 1985 by crashing into the old movie theater, which is now called Assembly of the Christ. When he gets back, he yells out to a bum that was sleeping on a park bench. He did not yell anything random, he yelled, "Red!"
This was a line that was added by Michael J. Fox during the filming and had very little significance in the overall plot of the film. It did, however, cause a ton of debate by the super-fans who began arguing that this was actually Red Thomas, the city's mayor.
Bob Gale would later correct this and clarify that this was not Red Thomas, and just an actor playing a bum in the film.
23 The Atomic Kid
The Atomic Kid was a science-fiction comedy film starring the late Mickey Rooney, who played a uranium prospector. He ends up coming across an atomic test site and survives an atomic bomb detonation, gaining super powers in the process.
This film was fitting because it was playing at the cinema in the Town Theater during Marty McFly's original trip to 1955. It was an Easter egg referencing the original script which involved Marty going to an Atomic test site in search of enough power to get back home.
22 Battle Of The Bands Rockstar Cameo
Besides the fact that Back to the Future has become one of the most iconic movie franchises of all time, the movie was also popular because of its' amazing soundtrack including the film's theme song, "Power of Love," by Huey Lewis and the News.
Not long after Mary gets to school, do we get introduced to his band, The Pinheads, who are trying out to perform at the school dance. They are cut short of their audition by an angry man with a megaphone screaming about them being, "too darn loud." The man who played the angry teacher was none other than Huey Lewis himself.
The song they were playing? It was, of course, "The Power of Love."
21 Sierra No. 3, Hollywood's Most Famous Train
Becoming a star in Hollywood can happen to just about anyone, or anything. Many people do not realize that there is a locomotive train called the Sierra No. 3 that has been starring in films since 1897. It is one of the most iconic trains in cinema history and was used in Back to the Future Part III.
The train is destroyed in the end of the film after running off the rails and into a ravine. But fortunately for locomotive fans, that was just a quarter-scale model. The actual Sierra No.3 was only used for shots where the actors were needed in close. There was too much history with the train to destroy it after having been around for nearly 100 years.
20 Who Is Joseph Glidden?
Since we are talking about Back to the Future Part III, let's stay with the same film for a moment and talk about the scene where Doc goes into the local saloon after having his heart broken and was preparing to drink. He is approached by a random man who tries to help him get through this tough time.
The old man who appears to be just a random character put in place to help carry the scene is actually supposed to be Joseph Glidden, the man who invented barbed wire and turned into one of the richest men in America. He even makes a mention of it by telling Doc, "...peddling this barbed wire across the country."
19 The (Edward) Van Halen Cassette Tape
Since this film has many memorable scenes, it was very hard to pinpoint the most important ones that most people missed the first time it came out. One of the important scenes was when Marty put together this entire scheme to scare his father George into asking out Lorraine, his mother. Marty dressed up in a hazmat radiation suit and called himself Darth Vader while blasting music on a walkman.
The cassette he used had Edward Van Halen written on it, with the Edward looking as if it was added later and shoved onto the tape. The reason is because Van Halen did not give the film permission to use their music or name, but Eddie Van Halen did. He even created the guitar sound and did not tell anyone until many years after.
18 The Cubs Win The World Series
The most famous prediction the second film ever made was not really missed by anyone. They predicted that the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series in 2015, over a team from Miami, which there was not in 1989. Shortly after the film, the Florida Marlins emerged from Miami and began playing in the MLB.
But what they did miss was how the Chicago Cubs won 97 games in 2015 and lost in the NLCS, one series away from the World Series. They would then go on to win the World Series in 2016. Although the film was off by one year, the fact that they predicted a team that has not won a World Series since 1907 would win one in 2015, a year off the actual results, is pretty impressive.
17 Nixon In The Headlines, Vietnam War Continues...
In Back to the Future Part II, when Doc and Marty return to Hill Valley in 1985 after going into the future to 2015, they return to their homes thinking they are going back to their normal lives. However, when Marty enters through the window of his home, he ends up breaking into someone else's house and quickly takes off running down the street.
This alternate version of 1985 is a very dangerous place that has completely changed after Biff got the sports-book and took over the town. This new version of Hill Valley was so dark that they even made sure the newspaper headlines were just as dark. In one scene that most people missed, one of the headlines on the newspaper states that Richard Nixon is seeking a fifth term for President while the Vietnam War continues.
16 Predicting Mobile Payments
When Back to the Future Part II first came out, it was November of 1989 and technology was on the verge of a revolution. However, many of the things that we saw in the film were nothing more than a bunch of crazy ideas that the writers came up with just for fun. They had no clue it would change the actual future of technology.
One of the devices most people missed was when Marty makes a remote payment on his credit card by scanning it on a machine. The payment instantly goes through and the film continues. But the idea that we can make payments this way was many years away.
15 The Future Of The McFly Family
Although this has become a very popular Easter egg over time, when the film initially was released, there were not very many people who noticed that the 2015 version of Marty McFly had a daughter that looked eerily similar to Michael J. Fox, who we get to meet when we are introduced to the family. That was because it was Fox, in dressed as his own daughter. He also played himself and his son too.
The other detail people never realized about this scene was that Marty McFly Jr. was a millennial long before that word was ever invented. It was a sad reality that we saw coming back in the late 80s and yet could not stop the children of this world from growing into millennials.
14 Statler Toyota
The first scene of the trilogy is stacked with Easter eggs including a radio commercial for Statler Toyota. It was actually the first line of dialogue in the film franchise. This would be the first, of many, Statler references throughout the films.
The Statler family sold horses back in 1885 before changing into a DeSoto dealership in 1931, a Studebaker dealership in 1955, and finally, a Toyota dealership in 1985. The ranch owned by Mr. Statler was also the place where Doc Brown worked growing up.
13 Selling Out For The Money
Do you know why Steven Spielberg's net worth is estimated at $3.7 billion dollars?
Because he has always been ten steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to making money. A prime example was how he sold an ad tie-in for E.T. for $1 million dollars to Hershey's to use their Reese's Pieces in the film, and it became iconic. They also had several others in place throughout the film. It was not the first time a film used product placement, it was just one of the most obvious times.
He would then kick it up a notch for Back to the Future Part II with several deals in place including one with Pizza Hut that ended up being so lucrative, Pizza Hut sent a pizza designer to the set to make sure their pizza looked perfect.
12 Biff's Alternate World Has No Clock Tower
No one enjoys watching the alternate universe where Biff has used the sports-book to become a billionaire who owns the town. His version of Hill Valley was so dark, even Marty had trouble avoiding a crime scene that was fresh with two chalk outlines of bodies.
As Marty continues walking through the town, he ends up in the center of town where the old clock tower used to be. However, in this alternate reality, there is no clock tower to enjoy. It is the only time in all the alternate universes where the clock tower does not exist.
11 The Fridge & Nuclear Blast Connection To Indiana Jones
The original idea for the time machine was not a DeLorean. It was actually a refrigerator that needed the power of a nuclear blast to send it into the past. The first scene of the film delivers a memorable newscast where the first mention of a nuclear research facility is mentioned.
The beauty of this reference is that Steven Spielberg would later use it in the fourth Indiana Jones film when Indy finds himself in a house inside a nuclear testing facility. He quickly jumps into the fridge and closes the door, only to be blown away to safety before emerging from the wild ride.
10 Eastwood Ravine
When Doc Brown saves the day in Back to the Future Part III's epic conclusion, he crashes the train to help get Marty back to 1985 while remaining in 1885 to be with Clara. As the train is heading towards the end of the track, Doc and Clara escape on his hover board and Marty gets up to speed to be able to get back home. But no one knew that Doc escaped the train.
Earlier in the film, Marty said his name to the people in the town was Clint Eastwood, and it stuck. So when the train crashed, and the town believed that this random man who they had known for maybe a couple weeks, had perished in it, they changed the name from Shonash Ravine to Eastwood Ravine.
9 Marty Never Gets His Drinks
In each of the three Back to the Future movies, Marty orders himself something to drink. This recurring gag happens in the same corner restaurant that was a saloon, diner, and cafe over the course of the three films.
In the first film, he orders a coffee but never gets to drink it. He orders a Pepsi in the second film and ends up fighting Biff instead of being able to drink it. By the time we get to the third film, the drink has turned into an alcoholic beverage when he orders whisky and, again, does not get to enjoy it.
8 Legendary Guitar Player References
Not only was Michael J. Fox a very skilled actor loved by millions of people all over the world, he was also a pretty good guitar player. He is actually the person playing Johnny B. Goode in the movie after having learned it not long before they started filming.
Besides that, one of the things people missed from the famous guitar scene was the many references he gave to legendary guitar players. He honors Eddie Van Halen with the tapping guitar technique he made famous while also playing the guitar behind his head like the great Jimi Hendrix and kicking the amp as only Pete Townshend of AC/DC could do.
7 Jaws 19
In 2015, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future film's release, Universal Pictures decided to make fun of their own classic film, Jaws, by creating a very funny trailer for the fictional film we are teased about when Marty goes into the future in the second film.
The piece that everyone missed from the Jaws 19 scene was that it was directed by Max Spielberg, who just so happens to be the real life son of the original Jaws director, and creator, Steven Spielberg.
6 Doc's Train Shirt
One of the most missed details in the entire Back to the Future franchise was the shirt Doc Brown was wearing in the beginning in the second film. Since the film was stocked full of information, most people were not paying attention to the details in his yellow button up shirt.
However, upon further examination, you might notice that his shirt is covered in trains that are being chased by men on horses, an easy glimpse into the future of the franchise and the final film's epic finale.
But it does not stop there. In the third film, Doc goes on to turn that shirt into his bandanna, just in case you were not paying attention.
5 Inside Cafe 80s
The second film in the trilogy, Back to the Future Part II sent Marty McFly into the future, to the year 2015. Although the film was released in 1989, it featured many cool glimpses into the future but one of the coolest moments was when he entered Cafe 80's, a 1980s themed nostalgia cafe.
The interior of the cafe was covered in things from the 80's and even featured specific items like the classic arcade game, Pac-Man. If you look up on the wall, it has everything from a Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Champion t-shirt to a poster of the Royal Wedding. They also have old issues of Sports Illustrated, three different electric guitars, a row of famous political masks, some tennis shoes, a sticker wall that includes pennants, and cash.
There are several other items, but it is just too easy to break it down for you. Instead, spend a day going over it, frame by frame, and see how many of the items you can discover.
4 Twin Pines Mall Changes to Lone Pine Mall
If you can recall, the original Back to the Future movie was much darker than the other two sequels. There was even the infamous Libyan scene that took place in the empty parking lot of the Twin Pines Mall. The terrorists showed up looking for Doc, who had stolen their plutonium and replaced it with junk. They wound up shooting him, leading to Marty jumping into the DeLorean and going back to 1955.
In the first film, that scene took place in 1985 at the Twin Pines Mall. But when Marty travels back to 1955, he crashes into Mr. Peabody's ranch, running over one of his two pine trees that were sitting near his house. The ranch was even named Twin Pines Ranch.
When Marty returns to 1985, he runs past the mall sign and it was now called Lone Pine Mall, a clue of how things are different in this future.
3 Flying Drones
Over 20 years after the release of Back to the Future Part II (1989,) if a consumer wants to purchase a drone or quadcopter for personal use, they just have to go to Best Buy or Amazon.com to find an affordable one that even a four-year old can figure out. They have become a part of mainstream technology and more and more people are starting to buy them for both commercial and consumer uses.
But that has come a long way since we were first introduced to them in the movie. Bob Gale has been asked many times over the years how they came up with the idea and he does not know. He has spoken about how the were trying to figure out ways to add technology to things we used in the late 80s and somehow that came up.
The flying drone used in the film remains one of the best future predictions in the film.
2 Thank You Tom Wilson!
After having spent most of his acting career interviewing about the Back to the Future trilogy, Tom Wilson, who plays the meathead Biff, did something that many people considered unusual at the time but was actually brilliant. He did an interview by typing up a one-page story about some of the behind the scenes details everyone wanted to hear about.
One of the best parts of his entire story was that there was many improvisations made during the filming of the three films. But the biggest revelation was that he improvised two of the best lines in the film. He claims he improvised calling people butthead, as well as "Make like a tree and get out of here."
1 Opening Scene Foreshadowing
Without knowing much about it, the film presents fans with a massive foreshadowing moment within seconds of the film's opening scene. Right away, we are shown an impressive amount of clocks in Doc Brown's house. One of which showed a man hanging from a clock tower. It was silent film star Harold Lloyd and it gives away the ending without anyone ever noticing.
We also get a few other hidden gems including a newspaper article hanging from the wall that explains what happened to Doc Brown's mansion (It burned down.) Then, on the television, a news report opens up with a story about a nuclear research facility denying the rumors that any plutonium had been stolen from their site. A few seconds later, Marty McFly enters the room and lays down his skateboard, only to watch it roll right underneath a chair, hitting a box of plutonium.