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Part of the fun comic book fans have had over the years is debating which superhero could defeat which superhero. Could Wolverine beat The Hulk? Could the X-Men beat The Avengers? There have been entire lines of books devoted to this very topic. Heck, Batman vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War are both based on this very conceit. So, you can’t blame Matt Damon for getting into the fun when asked if his Jason Bourne, who he calls “my superhero”, could take his pal Ben Affleck’s Batman. As you might expect, Damon’s not stepping down from the challenge.
It’s been over a year since Guardians of the Galaxy was released and by now, with countless viewings under their belt, you’d think the hardcore Marvel fans would’ve caught every single easter egg that writer/director James Gunn snuck into the film. It turns out, you’d actually be wrong. Gunn said that not only are there still a few undiscovered easter eggs in the film, he says the biggest one of all has yet to be found.
So much of Han Solo’s appeal is due to Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the legendary smuggler. It’s an iconic character elevated by an iconic performance. But it almost didn’t happen. Early in the development of Star Wars, Han Solo was a big, green-skinned alien Jedi with gills and no nose. Once George Lucas decided he wanted a human character, he actually almost cast Billy Dee Williams in the part, before reconsidering him for Lando Calrissian. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which catches up with the captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo!
Joss Whedon once said that there “aren’t a ton of Easter eggs” in Avengers 2, saying “It’s so hard for me to make a movie, especially this movie, I don’t spend a lot of time going, ‘You know what else would be hilarious?!’” But, it turns out that Whedon just couldn’t resist himself and for those paying very, very close attention, you’ll notice a clever nod to the Buffyverse.
The reviews for Stephen Colbert’s debut as the new Late Show host were mostly positive. Our own Matt Singer said the show got off to a “solid start” as Colbert took over for David Letterman, but the show almost didn’t get off to a start at all. On his second show, Colbert revealed that because of editing and technical glitches, his first episode almost didn’t make it on air.
“The future of TV is apps.” And with that Apple announced a long-awaited upgrade to its Apple TV unit including a touchpad remote, a new interface and its own dedicated App Store.
London-based film critic Benjamin Lee saw the new Tom Hardy film, Legend, and didn’t exactly have glowing things to say about it. Lee said of the film, “It’s a disappointingly shallow take on a fascinating period of time and leaves us sorely uninformed, as if we’ve skim-read a pamphlet. The legend might live on but Legend certainly won’t.” Not exactly the type of review you’d expect a studio to promote in their marketing material, yet somehow Lee was surprised find it front and center in a new ad.
We’re still getting used to the fact that fall is almost here and Pumpkin Spice has taken over our lives, so it may seem a little early to be looking forward to Christmas, but Krampus is one Christmas movie that feels right at home in the Halloween season. A creepy holiday-themed horror movie, Krampus has all the makings of a future cult classic.
Do you want to make bank? Do you want to drive a Range Rover? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. The Catalina Wine Mixer, the biggest helicopter-leasing event in the Western Hemisphere since 1997, is actually going to take place this month on Catalina Island, and you can be there. POW.
While he only has only four lines of dialogue and you never see his face, Boba Fett has gone on to become one of the most popular characters in Star Wars lore. But, it turns out his iconic design was actually just taken from a rejected sketch for Darth Vader. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which checks out your favorite bounty hunter with Boba Fett!