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Fargo Season 2: Right From Wrong Looks Promising

Fargo was a big hit last year with an amazing first season that told a wonderful story that was similar but also different enough from the original Cohen Brothers movie with the same title. The show really worked in a short ten episode span and the cast took it to the next level.

The highly anticipated second season is approaching soon and is scheduled to return this September. The first teaser promo for the second season, titled “Right From Wrong,” has been released and looks pretty damn good. Despite being only a collage of quick clips from the season, it showed enough to have me much more excited for Fargo Season 2 than I previously was.

The first season of Fargo was very mystical in a way and felt like an old folktale thanks to Billy Bob Thornton’s Lorne Malvo. The show is focusing on a completely new plot each season with a brand new cast that should be just as good. The first promo already shows that this is going to be more of an eerie crime drama, and I believe it will be a lot of fun.

Check out the clip above and let us know what you think! It’s not much, but are you excited for Fargo to return?

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The Suicide Squad Trailer Looks…Interesting

With Comic-Con over we await all of the leaked Hall H footage that we know was being recorded despite the clear instructions to not do so. While there was never going to be a trailer for Star-Wars, plenty of the superhero films were debuting trailers and footage, which was plenty to get excited for. At this point, it looks like the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer has found its way to the web along with the Suicide Squad trailer. After some attempted crowd control, WB has accepted that they cannot stop  the leak and, while they are clearly frustrated about it, they have done the smart thing and released the trailer in high quality.

The DC movies got off to a rough start with Man of Steel, which many people went to see but walked away feeling disappointed. Now DC is moving forward with their full universe and plans to follow up Man of Steel with Batman v. Superman in March of 2016 and then Suicide Squad that following August. So the trailer for both of these movies is out, and both look very interesting, but Suicide Squad will be the bigger risk.

Although the film features some of the most popular DC villains, some casting decisions seem like a gamble, but here are my thoughts on the trailer.

I’m going to love Viola Davis as Amanda Waller because she has the personality and intimidation that the character needs to have. As for the rest of the cast, I’m not a huge fan of the Harley Quinn look; not that I wanted it to completely match the comic or cartoon version, but as many of people on the internet have pointed out, she looks like a Juggalo. Fans were given quite the scare when David Ayer released the photo of the Joker a little while back featuring tons of goofy tattoos that didn’t feel like they fit the character. I have to say, I’m very excited for Leto’s performance because he is a terrific actor who should be able to make the Joker his own. The style of the Joker doesn’t seem like the worse, but I don’t think his metallic teeth would be missed.

Aside from that, I think the movie looks pretty interesting. I love the dark style of it all and that DC is continuing to roll with their own style of superhero films. The costumes and makeup all look much more realistic and grounded compared to Marvel. Ayer is a great director, but I’m worried about the supporting cast; Will Smith is a lovable guy, but not the best actor. I think he will do well enough in this role and I absolutely love the Deadshot costume. Cara Delevingne has been getting lots of recent notice for this and Paper Towns, so there’s a chance for her to be very good as well. I think that it’s great to see Joel Kinnaman get a major role like this so it will be interesting to see how he performs in a major motion picture.

Suicide Squad has a lot of good ideas in its trailer, but the true test will be seeing whether or not they can properly execute the story. With the release of this and the Batman V. Superman trailer, I think I have an idea of how DC is planning out their universe (I’ll write about that later). There have been plenty of risks in the casting decisions, like Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, that won’t necessarily be bad but more of a coin flip.

The DC comic stories are just as good as Marvel, and while their is a monetary race between the two companies, fans don’t have to choose one over the other. I hope that DC is able to execute their movie universe as well as Marvel, because it could be just as amazing and only give viewers double the amount of comic based stories.

…oh yeah… I can’t stand Jai Courtney. Maybe he will surprise me… but I’m expecting Captain Boomerang to be a complete let down in this movie.

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‘Twas the Night Before Comic-Con…

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‘Twas the Night Before Comic-Con, when all through the house

Blaise was not stirring, neither was the mouse,

His bags were packed and placed by the stairs,

In hopes that he would soon be up in the air;

Chris was nestled all snug in his bed,

While visions of Hall H panels danced in his head.

Chris in his Always Keep Fighting tee, and I in my Sinceriously tank; 

Had settled our brains for a week that would be dank. 

 

Year’s ago, when I first discovered my passion for movies, television and all things pop culture, I knew that I would have to go to San Diego Comic-Con at least once in my lifetime. While it always seemed like a pipe dream, tomorrow it will come true, as Chris and I head out bright and early to San Diego. Yes, we will be representing Awesome Mix Podcast as well as the other website we contribute to, TVOvermind.com, as press.

It still hasn’t fully kicked in that I’m headed to one of my dream destinations, and I’m sure that it won’t feel like reality until I step onto the plane tomorrow. SDCC  gets kicked off tomorrow night with the exclusive, “Preview Night,” that allows some of the guests to come experience the pilot episodes of the anticipated new Fall shows as well as the opportunity to check out the booths and everything they offer.

Throughout the week, Chris and I will be attending multiple TV related round tables for some of the most popular shows such as Archer, Outlander, iZombie, The 100, and more. All of the coverage will be audio translated into articles aside from The 100, which we will be conducting in-person video interviews with the cast and creators. We will also be attending plenty of panels as well as other popular events such as the Nerdist Podcast with guests Masie Williams, Tom Hiddleston and Guillermo Del Toro, Conan’s: “Not Your Grandma’s Bingo,” and a couple of NerdHQ events.

We plan on getting our content out as soon as possible when we return to the hotel room each night. This is something we’ve both been looking forward to for years and plan on making the most of it. I even plan on writing about my experience waiting for exclusives (if I get any). A lot of good stuff should come out of this week and we want to be timely and informative with it all.

This is really a dream come true for both of us, and we’re excited to document the entire journey.

Follow both of us on Twitter for live updates as we are experiencing everything, and even feel free to follow me on Snapchat where I will be adding tons to my story.

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Neve Campbell Joins House of Cards

Neve Campbell has joined House of Cards when it returns for its fourth season next year. The details on her character have been quiet, but the speculation right now is that the season will introduce a younger couple that compete with Frank and Claire.

I think that this will be a good addition to the show and possibly be a plot that improves from the most recent season. I felt as though the story to be too repetitive in this third season and certain characters poorly written.

I’m definitely planning on watching the new season, but will not be as excited as year’s past; however, the addition of someone like Campbell and the plot idea mentioned above could make things great again.

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Joe Manganiello Being Considered for Deathstroke in Suicide Squad

No… you’re not reading the title of this post wrong… Joe Manganiello is up for the role of Deathstroke in the Suicide Movie that is coming out next year. Deathstroke is a major part of the DC universe and it would be pretty great to see the character on screen as early as next year, but I’m not sure about this casting.

Manganiello has his moments, I guess, but really has seemed to be type cast as a buff guy in roles that never really have much depth. He’s popped up in roles over the years and most recent was in Magic Mike along with Channing Tatum which has a sequel coming out later this year.

Manganiello is fine when he’s in a supporting role, but Deathstroke is a major villain for DC that deserves proper representation. You have The Rock playing Black Adam, and I would have expected someone equally as popular for this role. It’s not officially confirmed that Manganiello will be playing Deathstroke, but according to sources it’s his role to lose. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is also being considered for the role, and personally, I would love to see his take on the character because I think he is a better and more versatile actor than Manganiello.

Manu Bennett has been phenomenal in the Slade Wilson role on the CW’s Arrow, which leaves big shoes for the movie version of the character to fill. With most fans being frustrated at DC’s failure to combine their TV and movie universes like Marvel, all eyes will be on the actor with high demands.

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Full Daredevil Trailer Hits the Web

Marvel’s Daredevil is extremely close to releasing on Netflix and is exactly one month away from today. The full official trailer was released today to give a longer look at the show. There have been some teasers released over the past month but this two minute collection of clips really shows how awesome the show looks.

It’s clear that these Netflix shows are going to reveal a darker side of Marvel, especially with the announcement that Luke Cage will really be aimed towards an adult audience, but the new Daredevil trailer gives off a feel completely different from everything else Marvel has produced so far.

The cast that has been put together for this show is pretty fantastic and this full trailer only backs that up. The trailer has found a way to make me even more excited than I previously was about the show and April 10th really can’t get here faster.

 

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Marvel Not Attending SDCC

San Diego Comic Con is the place to announce and reveal anything relating to superheroes in any form, and in the past decade it has been the exclusive place to learn new info about all of the upcoming DC and Marvel films.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn announced today that the company wouldn’t be appearing at SDCC this year, which is a huge disappointment to fans. While it makes sense for Marvel to save all of their reveals for the D23 Disney expo later on in the year, Comic-Con has always been the place to go for all of the reveals.

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