Rangers Reveal Goalie Masks for the New Season

 

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of my beloved New York Rangers released images of the mask he will wear for the 2014-’15 season, and it looks like a stripped-down, simplified version of previous masks. It doesn’t seem as “busy” to me. King Henrik’s mask has his usual stylized crown on the front, with the Statue of Liberty on each side. As a hidden message, the three crowns on the mask (his, and the twin Lady Libertys) pay homage to the three crowns on the Swedish flag, (the “Tre Kronor”).

The mask was designed and painted by Dave Gunnarsson, who does a lot of work for NHL goalies.

 

camtalbotBackup goaltender Cam Talbot also has a new design ny Ginnarsson, this one paying homage to the New York-based comedy classic Ghostbusters.

What Can Break Cap’s Shield?

shieldedThis publicity image of a prop from Avengers: Age of Ultron is very unsettling: What could be powerful enough to break Captain America’s shield?

The legendary shield was created by out of a strange alloy of Vibranium, a rare metal found only in the African country of Wakanda — but more importantly, it’s virtually indestructible. So how does the weapon get cracked like this in the movie?
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Play Guardians of the Galaxy — the Game

guardiansgameWith Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opening this Friday, now might be a good time to download the new Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game for your phone.

Players take on the role of Star-Lord as he leads his crew — Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax — through 60 unique levels of gameplay on a hunt for the five pieces that comprise the Universal Weapon.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is available for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone Devices.Download now from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Phone Store and Windows Store.

GAME OF THRONES Blooper Reel Released

The makers of GAME OF THRONES released a blooper reel for the recently completed fourth season at Comic-Con International: San Diego this weekend, and while I think it’s pretty meh, a lot of people think it’s hilarious, so here it is…

Ant-Man Cast (Finally) Confirmed

ant-panelThe cast and their roles in the upcoming Marvel Studios production Ant-Man were confirmed at Comic-Con International: San Diego over the weekend, and the surprise to me was the character Evangeline Lilly will be playing: Hope Pym, the daughter of scientist Hank Pym.

We’ve known for a long time that Paul Rudd will be playing the titular hero, and his civilian identity will be Scott Lang, the petty criminal who steals a size-changing suit from the brilliant inventor Dr. Henry Pym, to be played by Michael Douglas. Corey Stoll – currently visible as the hero on FX in Guillermo Del Toro’s THE STRAIN – will play the villainous Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket.
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Pedal-to-the-Metal ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer

Director George Miller unveiled a new, long trailer for 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road at Comic-Con International: San Diego, and it pretty much buries the needle on driving mayhem:

The clip seems to feature more CGI than I’d like, but it still looks pretty terrific. I do wonder why producers are being so coy about showing Max’s face; are they hoping people will assume Mel Gibson is still starring? To me, new star Tom Hardy has such a generic face that I’d worry about viewers losing Max in the crowd and so I’d want to showcase his mug as much as possible.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′ Is Officially a Go

guardians2Marvel Studios announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego yesterday that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has been greenlighted and slated for release on July 28, 2017.

Director/writer James Gunn will return to perform the same duties for the sequel.

Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be released this Friday.