Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

Vin Diesel Our Next Marvel Hero???

Vin Diesel takes a meeting with Marvel. According to Movie Web Last week Vinny boy posted on his Facebook page that Marvel called him in for a top secret meeting. No one really knows for sure what the meeting is about apparently not even him.

Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…

So there has been a lot of rumors going around the inter-webs about Vin Diesel possibly playing our next big superhero. He has been rumored to possibly play the Martian Man Hunter for DC, Daredevil for Marvel (worst idea ever) and now the latest rumor is we might see him as The Black Panther. I like Vin Diesel as an action star and I think there is a place for him at the superhero table. However, if Marvel is really looking at him to be the Black Panther I will be very upset.

This brings me to a bit of a touchy subject in super heroes and race. I am all for equality in the movie industry and I have a ton of favorite actors and actresses that are all different types of nationalities. The problem that I am seeing in Hollywood is that they are taking iconic characters and changing their race for no apparent reason other than to prove their industry isn’t racist. A good example of this is the casting of Michael B. Jordan who is black to play Johnny Storm from the Fantastic 4 who has always been depicted as a white male. Changing his race would subsequently change his sister Sue Storms race as well.

Now with the talks of Vin Diesel possibly playing the African King Black Panther it almost seems like the very thing Hollywood is doing to keep themselves from looking racist is having the opposite affect. I don’t understand why a dark skinned black man couldn’t have been chosen to play Black Panther like in the comics. I mean he’s from Africa for crying out loud! In any case Vin Diesel’s involvement with Marvel is still in question so this is still very much a rumor, but the trend of changing our super hero’s race is still on going. I just hope they don’t ruin another great character because Hollywood doesn’t want to appear racist…

As always let us know your thoughts on this and if you think Vin Diesel would make a good Black Panther. Let us know below or in the comment section of our Facebook Page.

Mario Ballon Costume!

This is crazy! I can’t even image how long it took to blow up all those balloons. I wouldn’t think that this would be a very strong costume….Probably not for outdoor use I would imagine.


Nintendo Zapper Lamp!

 
Ya gotta love the Nerd Nation. There are so many people out there doing creative things and this is definitely one that I would love to own. As you can see from the pictures some one has gone and taken an old school NES Controller and Zapper and turned them into a Kick Ass lamp. This would be a great piece to put in an office or a gamer’s room. The 2 components compliment each other perfectly though I would have liked to have scene some sort of design on the lamp shade. Maybe an 8bit scene from Mario or Duck Hunt. The good thing is the shade is removable so I’m sure you could find a custom made one somewhere and then just replace the plain one.

The overall height of the lamp including the shade is approximately 19 inches tall, the power cord is approximately 50 inches long, however the light bulb is not included. This lamp is a little on the pricey side as it is listed at $77.77. If you are interested in owning this awesome lamp then just Click Here to go to the Etsy page where it is listed. Also, if you happen to pick one of these bad boys up send us a picture of your new lamp where ever you decide to set it up at! Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

The Ronin Wolverine

I’ve had some doubts about the upcoming Marvel flick The Wolverine. As most of us know the last Wolverine movie was pretty terrible especially because of some of the character changes that were made in that movie. It seemed like the director was determined not to make the same mistakes in this movie but the story seemed a little disappointing. I mean honestly who wants to watch a movie about a mutant that loses his mutant powers? Isn’t mutant powers the whole reason we went to see a movie about a mutant in the first place?

However, I have been a huge fan of samurai stories especially the ronin stories. As explained in the video below a ronin is a samurai that no longer blindly fights for the cause of the traditional samurai. This short featurette actually shows a lot of great footage from The Wolverine and really gives you a better idea of what this movie is about and where Logan is in this portion of his life. I have to admit that after watching this video I really am excited about this movie.

Anyways check out the ronin story of The Wolverine and let us know your thoughts and expectations for the movie. Did this video change your mind in any way (Good or Bad) about seeing the movie? Leave us your comments below or on our Facebook Page.