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Legendary and Guillermo del Toro Announce YouTube Spaces Initiative

Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro are teaming up with YouTube Spaces for a new initiative that will give YouTube creators the opportunity to create original videos on terrifying cinematic sets.

Find more details below including a video of Guillermo del Toro announcing the project as well as concept art.

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Press Release

YouTube Space House of Horrors: A Legendary Halloween

Halloween just got a whole lot scarier as YouTube Spaces, Legendary Entertainment and master filmmaker Guillermo del Toro are teaming up to deliver horror-inspired content onto the biggest video sharing platform in the world.  

Legendary Entertainment is committed to elevating the horror genre with their signature blend of filmmaking craftsmanship and fan-focused passion. As part of 2014’s Halloween holiday celebration, Legendary and YouTube Spaces are partnering to provide the ideal setting and resources to connect with one of the most creative filmmaking communities in the world and seek out the brave new voice in horror.

YouTube creators will have the opportunity to create original videos on terrifying cinematic sets inspired by Guillermo del Toro at YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and New York, as part of a special global programming event on YouTube.

From September 22 – October 28, 2014, YouTube creators will write, shoot and edit their scariest videos at the YouTube Spaces. As well as appearing on individual creator channels, all content will appear on the YouTube Spaces channel, the official Legendary YouTube channel and promoted through social media platforms. Videos are slated to go live between October 21 and Halloween.

In celebration of his return to horror with the upcoming Crimson Peak, master of ceremonies, Guillermo del Toro, will select his scariest videos to come out of each region and provide a personal rough-cut creative consultation with the creators.

The program’s finale will see Legendary offer one lucky YouTube creator a development deal to realize the full potential of their idea.

The effort is part of YouTube Spaces’ tent-pole programming initiative that furthers the Spaces’ mission to bring together the most creative people in the world around celebrated cultural events.

About the Sets

The Guillermo del Toro-inspired sets vary by Space but may include a Great Room from an old manor house lined with walls of books, a sinister staircase and Gothic windows that lead out to a haunted garden; a room filled with exotic & occult artifacts from around the world; an abandoned Solarium cluttered with over-grown plants, birdcages and weathered tools; a claustrophobic Attic with foreboding art, dusty mirrors and a hidden trap door.  

About YouTube Spaces

YouTube Spaces are state-of-the-art production facilities designed specifically for YouTube creators to produce digital video content, from production and editing through uploading to YouTube. Run by YouTube’s in-house experts, the Spaces serve as a creative production facility for both established and emerging YouTube creators who are part of the YouTube Partner Program. Located in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and New York (opening late 2014), YouTube Spaces enable creators to learn from industry experts, collaborate with other creators, and have access to the latest production and post-production digital video equipment — all available at no charge by YouTube provided you qualify and your application to use the Space is accepted.  For more information, please visit www.youtube.com/space.

About Legendary Entertainment

Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $9 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com

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Doctor Who Meets Batman And Superman In Parody YouTube Animated Clip

Below you can check out a new parody animated clip featuring Doctor Who meeting Batman and Superman! Topics covered include why Doctor Who couldn’t save Krypton and why he left Rory and Amy! Batman would have saved them! Also, what’s up with a bat needing a utility belt?! Check it out, it’s pretty good:

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy II Trailer Now Online

The new trailer for the Mortal Kombat: Legacy II web series has been released online.

The first season shown on the YouTube Channel Machinima was well-received to say the least with some episodes netting over 5 million views.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II begins anew starting September 26th and stars Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion, Samantha Jo as Kitana, Cary Tagawa as Shang Tsung, Brian Tee as Liu Kang, Mark Dacascos as Kung Lao, Eric Jacobus as Kurtis Stryke Michelle Lee as Mileena.

The Mortal Kombat Legacy continues in Season 2 as Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kenshi, and Ermac join the ranks. The rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors will unfold as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. The epic battle for Earthrealm has finally begun.  

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The Punisher Gets Psychoanalyzed By Real Life Clinical Psychologist Dr. Larry Lewis (Video)

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Check out the following video where respected clinical psychologist Dr. Larry Lewis evaluates the mental health of The Punisher!

This is part of a new series on YouTube, “Hero Therapy,” from Pat Kilbane (Mad TV, Seinfeld) and Melissa McQueen (The New In Living Color).

“Melissa and I are best known for our comedy,” Kilbane said in a statement,  “but Hero Therapy takes its subject matter very seriously.  We are strictly behind the scenes on this one.”  

Each 3-4 minute episode features Dr. Lewis addressing the camera directly, giving his working impressions of that week’s clinical subject – a fictional hero from comic books or movies.

Lewis has decades of experience treating psychological trauma and addiction.  He has worked with world-class athletes and high-profile celebrities, and he now turns his finely tuned instrument onto the minds of our favorite heroes. 

“The insight he gives just blows me away,” McQueen said. “It makes me look at these heroes and their stories completely differently.”  Referring to characters by their first names (The Punisher becomes “Frank”; Ripley from Aliens is “Ellen”), Dr. Lewis addresses each case with a tone of professionalism and sincerity.

“Heroes are archetypes for our own life challenges,” said Kilbane, “so learning more about Peter Parker, you can’t help but learn something more about yourself.”

Kilbane and McQueen producer the series with more found at: DorksofYore.

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Awesome: Watch Justice League Vs. Avengers Cosplay Tribute To George Perez From DragonCon

Now this is really cool.

A group of cosplayers at the DragonCon put together the following Justice League vs. The Avengers video as a tribute to George Perez where we see the legendary comic book creator actually partakes in the action!

“Welcome to my world!” Perez enthustiastically offers.

Perez is known for filling his pages with as many superheroes and villains as is possible.

Love the Richard Rider Nova costume. Jack of Hearts is cool, too!

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Lots Of Ideas For World War Z Sequel Says Brad Pitt (Video)

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The sleeper hit of the Summer, World War Z, the movie that Hollywood “inside” trackers initially said was going to tank had its sequel green lit by Paramount shortly after its successful premiere that generated $66 million with a total accumulation of over $500 million not to mention an IMAX re-release.

Now at the Toronto Film Festival, star of War War Z, Brad Pitt, talks about what’s coming next.

Pitt offers in the following video that lots of ideas are on the table, and that they want to make sure the script is just right.

World War Z was also one of this Summer’s highest grossing films and the best ever for Brad Pitt.

Brad Pitt attended the Toronto Film Festival for the debut of 12 Years A Slave, a movie about a free man from New York who gets sold into slavery. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatt, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Watch Brad Pitt talk about the World War Z sequel:

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Cool The Avengers Vs. Justice League Movie Fan-Made Trailer

We’ve previously seen a pair of nicely done fan-made trailers for Batman Vs. Superman, now how about one for The Avengers vs. Justice League?

A fan went out and grabbed footage from the following movies to make this epic super hero mash-up!

Fantastic Four (2005)
Superman Returns (2006)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Iron Man (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
X-Men Origins Wolverine (2009)
Legion (2010)
Thor (2011)
Green Lantern (2011)
Wonder Woman (2011)
DC Universe Online (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Man of Steel (2013)
The Wolverine (2013)

Check out The Avengers vs. Justice League from YouTube user Mr88668866:

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Game Of Thrones Season 3 Red Wedding Reactions With Charles Dance & More (Video)

Below you can check out cast reactions for the Game of Thrones Season 3 “Red Wedding” episode which includes the thoughts of Charles Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister.

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Hodor (Kristian Nairn), Brynden Tully aka Blackfish (Clive Russell), Gendry (Joe Dempsie), Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer), Pyp (Josef Altin) and Talisa Stark (Oona Chaplin) also offer their reactions.

Following that you can also check out the official Game of Thrones Red Wedding video from HBO.

Here is the Game of Thrones Red Wedding reactions video put together rather nicely by the YouTube channel FlicksandtheCity.

HBO Red Wedding Video:

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Who Knew: Clark Gregg Huge Starlin Warlock Fan; Mike Tyson Likes Doctor Who (Video)

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While Cosmic Book News posted a ton of video from Comic-Con, searching through YouTube reveals a treasure trove of SDCC footage and interviews.

Blair Butler hosts a series for Marvel with the “Earth’s Mightiest Show,” and she caught up with Joss Whedon, Clark Gregg, Matt Smith and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.

While speaking to Clark Gregg about his roles in the Marvel Studios movies and new ABC television series, we learn that not only is it rumored that echoes of Iron Man 3 will be featured in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, but that the actor is also a huge Jim Starlin Adam Warlock fan. We also hear from Joss Whedon who agrees with Clark Gregg saying that he is as well, which could be looked at as good news for those Marvel Cosmic fans hoping for an Adam Warlock movie.

From there we see Doctor Who Matt Smith at the Marvel Studios booth explain that he once met Mike Tyson who joked around with him that he was too young to be a Time Lord, as the Doctors are supposed to be old.

Finally, Blair Butler catches up with James Gunn who offers that the Guardians of the Galaxy movie will of course feature a lot of CGI with Rocket Raccoon and Groot.

Check out the whole video below; it’s well done.

The S.H.I.E.L.D. series debuts September 24th on ABC; Matt Smith can next be seen as Doctor Who in this November’s 50th Anniversary Special; Guardians of the Galaxy has an August 1, 2014 release with only about two weeks of filming in.

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New Thor 2 Trailer Hammers YouTube August 7th

The next trailer for Thor 2 will be released August 7th as part of “YouTube Week” which takes place August 4-10.

Marvel Studios also debuted new Thor 2 footage at Comic-Con which may or may not be a part of the big reveal.

YouTube also revealed the following video for the event.

Update: Thor 2 trailer is now online.

Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.

Synopsis:

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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Can’t Wait Until The Walking Dead Returns? Try Bite Me!

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1141:]]Can’t wait until The Walking Dead Returns?  Well, look no further than YouTube, Cosmic Book Fans, and check out the web series — Bite Me! 

“Three Gamers. One Outbreak. No Continues. Follow three gamers as they find themselves in the midst of a real life zombie outbreak. Relying only on the knowledge and skills they have accrued over years of gaming, these guys will have to drop the controller and pick up anything that they can use as a weapon. If they can survive, these unlikely heroes may just be humanity’s best hope of surviving the undead uprising. (And, with any luck, they may also be able to impress the hot girl from across the street while they’re at it!) But first, they’ll have to battle zombie Craigslist freaks, zombie milfs (Zilfs) and an entire onslaught of a freshly lifeless undead monsters.”
Bite Me is in its second season after fetching over 14 million views for the first. Season 2 is produced via partnership between Lionsgate Entertainment and the online gaming network powerhouse, Machinima. The second season will also be broadcast on Machinima’s You Tube Channel as well as the cable channel FEARnet.
 
Being a pretty avid gamer myself, seeing the tropes, memes, and stereotypes of Left4Dead, Dead Rising, and Resident Evil brought to life via these non-traditional heroes is pretty entertaining. The show is campy and light hearted, so don’t expect the deep storyline and production budget of The Walking Dead, but it’s more than worth your time to take the edge off that much needed zombie fix.