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I am amused that this poster at least doesn't Scarlet charging butt-first into a gunfight.
In real life Scarlett Johansson has a tattoo on her right side rib cage that say's "lucky you." I assume that for the reader who wakes up next to her.
This Thursday the new Avengers II trailer drops.
Has anyone received their copy?
I am very excited for Armada as well, but that's a few months from now. That's not a "casual" game that I can get not gamers into.
X-Wing is aces man, they have one of the best Millennium Falcon models out there, I love it. I have the Tantive IV as well and all the Imperial ships.
I have been a supporter of X-Wing since they announced the game, in fact I am a little worried that in 2015 my Fantasy Flight expenses (which includes X-Wing, and the upcoming Armada and Imperial Assault) may exceed my Paizo expenses which has never happened.
I was asking about Imperial Assault though.
Is anyone here playing this game?
Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun wrote:
And it took all of an hour after that confirmation for speculation that Serkis is either the son or more likely a clone of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Palpatine.
Plausible, but since the Expanded Universe already touched on this, the movie may not take this route.
At the very least Serkis must be a member of The Imperial Inquisitorius.
"Nobody expects the Imperial Inquisition!"
Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun wrote:
Some cool things to note in The Force Awakens trailer.
In the speeder sequence featuring actress Daisy Ridley [Kira], a closeup shot of her at the controls includes what looks like a weapon, with a lightsaber-style handle, strapped to the side.
"Is Daisy Ridley's [Kira] character Princess Leia and Han Solo's daughter?"
Difficult to say, though there is a clear similarity between the shot used in the trailer, in which Ridley's character mounts a speeder bike, and the sequence in Return of the Jedi in which Princess Leia does the same. The style of Ridley's clothing is even reminiscent, which cannot be coincidence.
"Is the desert planet Tattooine?"
That seems almost certain, there are few planets more Iconic to Star Wars than Tattooine. Further in the trailer we see in the distance what appears to be moisture vaporators, the principal tool of water farming, one of Tattooine's major industries, and what look to be burned-out pod engines, a mainstay of Tattooine's pod-racing industry.
"Who is the narrator of the trailer?" There are some camps saying it's Andy Serkis.
"Did that sound like an Imperial probe droid?"
"What are the symbols on the X-Wing pilot's cockpit harness?"
It's "Pull to inflate," in Aurebesh.
Is that a 'new' Millennium Falcon?
There is only one Millennium Falcon. Though there is a noticeable change to its exterior - the old circular sensor dish on the ship's roof is gone, replaced with a rectangular one, which suggests that there have been some improvements. (Small historical note: the original dish was damaged in Return of the Jedi.) The ship, a modified YT-1300 light freighter, appeared in the original trilogy films and was glimpsed in the prequel Revenge of the Sith.
This is how much of an Imperial I remain to this day.
A recurring nightmare I have had since I was 12 still creeps up on me about once a year.
And its that of His Imperial Majesty's ship the Super Star Destroyer Executor being pulled into the Death Star II's gravity well.
That was a tragedy of paramount magnitude.
What do I hope to see in the next Star Wars movie?
Do you know how people say that "this movie" or "that movie" is the Star Wars of this generation.
Well how about we have a Star Wars the IS The Star Wars of this generation. For any generation while we are at it.
I want the silver screen to have all the elements that made my 7 year old self eyes go wide and mouth drop. I want Star Wars VII to bring back my sheer love and utter awe of Star Wars. I want the orchestra to play long and the audience to cheer wild. I want my villains properly British and my scoundrels with a heart of gold always shoot first. I want to go back and be transported to a long time ago, in the galaxy far, far away, and meet my 7 year old self again and we have the time of our lives.
I just want my childhood back for a couple of hours.
Now you kids get off my lawn!
Not comprehensive but up to date, Marvel and DC scheduled releases, its a good time to be alive for comic book fans.
I thought I recall seeing something about Stark activating an old already developed program defense program, which is what leads to Ultron. If that is the case, than I wouldn't be surprised if their wasn't a Pym name drop.
That indeed has been the speculation.
Further it may well be the stepping stone that will be the basis of the Civil War that pits the Marvel heroes against each other, namely Tony Stark's camp versus Captain America.
Dustin Ashe wrote:
The rumors have been that Andy Serkis will be playing Ulysses Klaw in Avengers. [ link provided ]
Either that or it is finally the time my childhood dream of Lord of the Rings crosses over to the Avengers.
One Ring to Rule them all, One Ring to find them,
I the Dark land of Latveria where even your own shadow lies.
I look forward to teaming up with loyal citizens of The Empire as we crush this thrice damned rebellion under our heel, just as a Bantha would swat a fly.
Fair enough. I will definitely see the movie, I was just saying I am not the biggest Del Toro fan, more for his recent body of work than that episode.
As I said, I give people a lot of leeway in what is acceptable, for anyone to strike me as a retard you need to be working at it. I have a fairly forgiving threshold.
Val Kilmer having a fight with his lady friend then going to a corner to drink away his sorrows quietly, then being so drunk because he wanted to drink the night away that it took me and three security to carry him to a waiting car or Tommy Lee vomiting under a table but who continued to apologize and tip the busboys the whole night, acceptable in my book.
Completely unacceptable/horrific/should never be done
Naomi Campbell screaming at the top of her lungs in public at a poor terrified assistant half her height for not having her car service ready for her (it was caught in New York rush hour traffic, nothing the assistant could do, this was years before Uber or traffic Apps) and then to top it off, Ms. Cambell throwing, or rather hurling her very much alive miniature dog at the assistant a good eight feet away from her hurting both the dog and the girl.
Ok end of thread jack.
I can't think of anything I haven't liked Benicio del Toro in, so I'm more than willing to give him a shot here.
In real life
In the lobby by Rose Bar in New York seven years ago, rather a few sheets to the wind, when he was propositioning every woman he could.
The movie where he was a capo in a drug cartel staring Blake Lively.
And the movie he did with Alicia Silverstone.
Star Lord using a leg for a weapon
Anyone notice that Gamora has only one arm at 1:46? But she has rapid healing right?
Glenn Close as Nova Commander Rael - Fine.
Benicio del Toro as the Collector - I'm not too sure about.
Freehold DM wrote:
I, too, love boobs.
Just reminding Freehold he is very much loved and respected.
Side note, has anyone seen Set post, he's been quiet for a longer time than normal.
That's a fair assumption until you realize, oh wait Disney owns both Star Wars and most of none X Men and Spiderman Marvel now so of course he's seen it.
Resistance is futile.
Probably the best of the franchise since Iron Man I, I love all the little in jokes.
I saw a few more cool easter eggs
Steve's "To-Do" list of cultural events and items since World War II that he wants to catch up on reads: I Love Lucy; Moon Landing; Berlin Wall (Up + Down) Steve Jobs (Apple); Disco; Thai Food; Star Wars/Trek (with Star Wars crossed out, indicating that he had seen it); Nirvana (Band); Rocky (Rocky II?); Troubleman (Soundtrack). This list varies slightly in the UK: instead of I Love Lucy, the TV show at the top is Sherlock, and the Berlin Wall, Steve Jobs, and Disco are replaced by The Beatles, World Cup Final (1966), and Sean Connery. The Luc Besson movie The Fifth Element is on the list in France. In the Australian release it includes the popular chocolate biscuits, Tim Tams.
Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) relates a story of his grandfather being an elevator operator. In real life, Samuel L. Jackson father was an elevator operator.
Nick Fury's grave bears the epitaph - "The path of the righteous man. Ezekiel 25:17." This is a favourite line of Jules Winnifield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction.
First film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reveal Nick Fury's blind eye.
Tommy Lee Jones's portrait in the secret SHIELD office.
There is a brief mention of a Canadian agency called Department H by Natasha Romanoff, which was the organization that experimented on Wolverine and gave him his Adamantium-bonded skeleton in the Marvel comics.
Sitwell mentions specific persons of interest to HYDRA, did you catch the Dr. Strange mention?
In the distant shots of DC, it is noticeable that SHIELD headquarters is built ironically next to the Watergate complex.
When the helicarriers are being launched and the program is selecting targets for elimination, the name Tony Stark can be seen as well as Bruce Banner.
When Helicarriers look for their targets on one of the monitors there is a wire-frame model of formerly Stark Tower in New York now sporting the Avengers Sign.
Agent 13's true identity is Sharon Carter, Peggy Carter's niece.
The big bad at the end credits.
The two subjects in the HYDRA base in the last credit scene are the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Garry Shandling is part of Hydra. I KNEW IT!
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
In the trailer at 1:59 mins, sandwiched between Karren Gillian's Nebula and Del Toro's the Collector, you can actually see Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser do his Darth Vader choking impression on Drax.
Here are some new 'micro featurettes'
Next Drax the Destroyer
The very polarizing but I predict to soon to be fan favorite Rocket Raccoon.
Favorite villain? Most certainlz Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin. The man is a perfect villain. Just oozing the nazi.
Another Tarkin story from his beginning climb to power.
In the early days of The Empire following the end of the Clone Wars, high taxes on the planet Ghorman prompted a large mass civilian sit-in protest on the planet's main spaceport effectively shutting off incoming traffic.
Then still a Captain, Tarkin was sent to collect the taxes from the defiant population, was ordered explicitly by his superiors NOT TO FIRE A SINGLE SHOT at the peaceful civilian protest but was still ordered to collect the the taxes.
The protestors refused to yield.
Tarkin followed both sets of orders and did not fire upon the civilians and instead landed his whole Strike Cruiser atop the protesters.
Hundreds were killed and thousands more injured in Tarkin's display of the consequences for defying the Imperial government. Despite public outrage at what would become known as the Ghorman Massacre — Emperor Palpatine declined to issue Tarkin any punishment, rather he publicly and personally gave Tarkin a medal and he was soon promoted.
Favorite villain? Most certainlz Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarquin. The man is a perfect villain. Just oozing the nazi.
Hama you are a true scholar and a gentleman!
I always considered Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin not only my favorite Star Wars villain, but also my favorite Star Wars character (Count Dooku being a close 2nd, and interestingly enough portrayed by Christopher Lee, who was Peter Cushing's life long friend).
Fun Fact, while I do not have credit in giving the Grand Moff his first name, I am responsible for making it 'official' when I worked on Star Wars Entertainment and 17 years after I saw Darth Vader's Star Destroyer chase down Princess Leia's Corvette, the Grand Moff got a first name.
I also maintain that The Empire suffered two great loses at the Battle of Yavin.
The Empire lost the first Death Star Battle Station, and as devastating a blow that may have been, the greater and more catastrophic loss was the death of Grand Moff Tarkin.
The Death Star for all its destructive power was still replaceable, Tarkin was not.