After showering an estimated $2 billion all over Hollywood for more than a year, Apple finally revealed its slate of original TV shows and movies. Sort of. Last month at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, Apple revealed plans to launch Apple TV Plus, a subscription service for its exclusive original shows and films. Apple's new subscription service will live inside its revamped TV app, where Apple TV Plus will sit next to other video subscriptions such as HBO or Starz. (Just don't expect Netflix there.) The TV app's refresh will go live this month, but we'll be waiting for Apple's TV Plus service until the fall. Apple trotted out some of Hollywood's biggest stars and heavy hitters to sing its praises: Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa and a who's who of other celebs appeared on stage or packed the crowd. But Apple left out some of the most important details … [Read more...] about Apple TV Plus streaming service: Shows, movies, price and bundles to expect
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"So, Skrulls are the bad guys... " The shapeshifting Skrulls engage in some serious deception in Captain Marvel, and Nick Fury (a de-aged Samuel L. Jackson) calls out the alien race as the bad guys pretty early on. But you might wondering what their deal is after watching the 21st Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.We already have a guide to the Carol Danvers' history, so let's take a look at the comic book history of this shapeshifting alien race.Fantastic FourCreated by late comic legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Skrulls first showed up in 1962's Fantastic Four No. 2. Preparing for an invasion of Earth, they believe the Fantastic Four stand in their way, so four scouts impersonate the hero team and try to turn the public against them. The Fantastic Four thwarts the effort and the Skrulls scout team ends up transforming into cows. Then Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards hypnotizes them into believing they're real cows and leaves them to live out their lives in a field -- nullifying the … [Read more...] about The history of Captain Marvel’s Skrulls and how Secret Invasion could come to the MCU
David Dastmalchian's name might not be familiar to you, but his angular face, deep soulful eyes and jet black hair probably are. He only had a small role, but you may well remember his distinctive face from The Dark Knight. He played the Joker's wild-eyed henchman Thomas Schiff and in one of his biggest scenes, he's interrogated by Harvey Dent, who holds a gun to his head and flips a coin. "Heads you get to keep your head. Tails, not so lucky." Dastmalchian's reaction is equal parts relief, fear and defiance. His eyes seem to plead with Dent to stop. This was his first film. He's among a small club of actors who have been in films and shows based on comic books from both Marvel and DC: Ant-Man, The Dark Knight and TV shows like Gotham and The Flash. He compares Marvel and DC like this: "In the Marvel Universe, I found my favorite heroes. In the DC universe I found my favorite villains." Ant-Man and The Wasp reunites Dastmalchian with his crew from the first movie: Paul Rudd, Michael … [Read more...] about Ant-Man and The Wasp’s David Dastmalchian talks Marvel vs. DC
Funbag Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? [Email the Funbag](mailto:[email protected]). Today, we’re talking about woke Axl Rose, salt, rich assholes who exercise a lot, and more. Your letters! Pat: You have to give up one for the rest of your life: candy or alcohol? The answer has to be candy right? LOL what makes you think I haven’t already been forced to make that choice? Get to age 30 and the candy is the first vice to go, amigo. As you get older, you slowly divest yourself of all the fun things: sugar, fat, drugs, friendship, casual touch football outings, etc. Candy is right up there on the triage list, and it’s not even that big of a deal. If you rid this world of all the candy, I wouldn’t shed a fucking tear. You’d be doing my ass a favor. Candy is a goddamn scourge. Every year, I swear to myself that I won’t eat any Halloween candy, then I see a Take Five in my kid’s bag and … [Read more...] about Candy Versus Booze: Who Ya Got?!
Valar Morghulis. We’re approaching the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, and we’ve seen so many deaths over the years. Your Starks, your Lannisters, your zombie babies. And now we’re down to a trim, core cast of characters. Except not really. There are still so many people alive on this show who could die in season eight. Even though we’ve had dozens of notable deaths on Game of Thrones, we’re still left with about 40 key characters. I would know. I counted them. I didn’t include all the random lords scattered around Westeros and Essos—they’re walker fodder, who cares. I’m talking about the people who matter. So please enjoy my predictions on who will live or die in the final season of Game of Thrones. Out of 40 characters, I ended up with 16 I think will make it to the end. That’s right, only 16. Not a lot of people. While I did conduct some polls on Twitter, most of these predictions come from me, Beth … [Read more...] about Final Season: