Star Wars Episode 9 Title Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration is in Chicago this week and the biggest news to come out of the event is the title of the upcoming Star Wars Film which we now know is “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”.

The title was revealed during the panel that featured the cast and JJ Abrams on the stage as they discuss the movie along with the appearences of BB-8, R2D2, and the new D-O. There were also photos shown on the screen as well to show the audience what the characters will look like in the upcoming movie.

The trailer for the movie was shown before the panel finished and everyone finally seen a small taste for what is to come later this year. The trailer and the photos will have the fans talking for the months to come.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be in theaters on December 20th, 2019

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Hexbug and Battle bots unboxing and review

Did you guys know that it is currently National Robotics Week? It started on April 6th and is currently going
strong as you are reading this. That being said, knowing the importance of robotics in this day and age is not only important, but, honestly, should be a given right.

Starting off children in the early stages of robotics helps ensure that the future is not only bright but it helps
them in their current stages of education. HEXBUG is a global leader in the technology, robotics and STEM education industries. Their products spark imaginations by providing children with a positive experience with robotic toys at a young age. HEXBUG along with VEX Robotics encourages children to explore STEM through interactive play and hands-on exploration by integrating elements of STEM technology in fun and exciting products.

Why does HEXBUG help? The short answer is because it’s not just educational, but it is a lot of fun working with this simple yet well made robots. According to Loup Ventures research, the industrial robotics market is expected to grow by 175% over the next decade. Technology plays such a crucial role in our day-to-day lives so it’s natural that we have National Robotics Week to celebrate and continue to encourage the development of robotics technology. Robotics Week aims to spread awareness about how robotics technology impacts our daily lives and to encourage young people to take interest in and pursue future careers in STEM.

We had the pleasure of reviewing and testing out a few of the current HEXBUG toys plus their tie-in with Battle Bots.

There is so much untapped potential in your child and STEM and robotics help bring out that potential. We highly recommend HEXBUG spider and tarantula, which you will have hours of fun with Battle Bots arena.

Battle Bot Arena: $99.99 – available now

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HEXBUG spider: 24.99 (US) $32.49 (CAD) – available now

HEXBUG tarantula: 24.99 (US) $32.49 (CAD)

Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale

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Written by Lauren Myracle and Illustrated by Isaac Goodhart

On sale everywhere books are sold on May 7, 2019

MSRP: $16.99

When 15-year-old Selina Kyle, the girl who will grow up to be Catwoman, becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become.

Selina rejects human cruelty, but sometimes it seems as though brute force is the only way to win. And if Selina is going to survive on the streets, she’ll have to learn to be tough. Can she find her humanity and reconcile toughness with her desire for community…and love?

From Lauren Myracle, the New York Times bestselling author of books likettfn and ttyl, comes a new graphic novel that tells the story of a teenage Catwoman as she struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham City.

Quote from Lauren Myracle:

“I have not had this much fun working on a project in ages. Isaac is phenomenal. Seeing him bring fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle to life was mind-blowing. She’s such a vulnerable lost soul; her story is equal parts coming-of-age angst and bad guy ass-kicking. And I got to write a for-real villain, with hollow eyes and creepy teeth and everything. Living the dream!”

Quote from Isaac Goodhart:

“Working on this project was better than I imagined a career in comics could be! My introduction to Gotham City was watching Batman: The Animated Series as a kid. I’m thrilled to think that Under the Moon might be the first story for a new generation of Catwoman readers! Working with Lauren was one of the most fulfilling creative experiences of my life. Hopefully this isn’t the last you’ll see from us! The opportunity to add to Gotham and DC lore was (and still is) mind-boggling! Expect a lot of Easter eggs and references to Catwoman history hidden in my panels.”

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WrestleCon 2019 Recap

WrestleCon just finished last weekend and it is the event that brings wrestling fans around the world in one large venue during WrestleMania week. Here, you are given the opportunity to meet your favorite professional wrestlers such as Rob Van Dam, Kevin Nash, Billy Gunn, Scott Hall, Arn Anderson, Rick Flair, Lita, Trish Stratus, Booker T, and much more. There are over two hundred different wrestlers that shows up every day and there are also live shows and even Q and A’s with select talent. There was event an event tied to this with Joey Ryan that could only be attended if you are only 18 years old but I will leave it at that. If you are a wrestling fan, this is a must go when WrestleMania weekend is in your town.

This event took place at the Hilton Hotel on 6th avenue in New York City and I have to say that it was very much organized with a lot of space used compared to previous years and I had no problem going back and forth to different vendors and tables as it did not feel very crowded or boxed in compared to other shows in the convention scene. On this particular week, I was the official Correspondent of the show working for Five.TV to conduct interviews and here are the ones that has happened during the show.

My first interview of the day is with the “Interview Queen” Alicia Atout We talk about how she became the Interview Queen and what did it take for it to happen. We also talked about comic books, her earliest memories as a wrestling fan, Her favorite music, and her website. From what I have been told by other people, she has never been interviewed before and it was a shock to see her interviewed. You can check her content right here

Up next, is UFC and MMA Dan “The Beast” Severn. I have been a fan of mixed martial arts since I was a pre-teen and it still amazes me to this day. I was first exposed to him in the WWE in 1998 but then my friends in the classroom told me that he was in UFC and then I was borrowed a cassette VHS tape of one of his fights and I became a bigger fan of his ever since. We talk about his championships that he has won in his career, Jim Cornette, the Brawl For All, Connor McGregor, If he keeps up with the current product of both MMA and WWE, and much more.

Scott Steiner is a funny guy and I have been a fan of him since WCW. He is not known as the “Big Bad Booty Daddy” for no reason as we talked about his time when he was an amateur wrestler when he was younger and the accomplishments he has made, his time as the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, and the infamous “math” promo he cut in TNA Wrestling his reaction to WWE Superstar Big E doing his version of the math promo. We joked around also for a little bit after the interview and he is a guy that you would want to meet if you see him.

I next interviewed former WWE Superstar Celeste Bonin (Kaitlyn) at the show and she is awesome! Even Vickie Guerrero made a cameo as well. Celeste talked about his time with WWE, her clothing line Celestial Bodiez, her time in NXT, a mention of Triple H and AJ Lee, and her workout routine. It was a fun interview. You can check out her clothing line right here:

Brian Zane of Wrestling With Wregret to me is the “Angry Videogame Nerd” version of professional wrestling. His topics and discussions on his videos are always a must watch and I have been watching his channel since the start way back in 2013. I finally got the chance to interview him as we talked about the origin and beginning of his channel, what did he look forward to at WrestleMania, who would he like to collaborate with, his favorite episode on his channel, a story about how the Herb Abram’s UWF episode was made, and much more. He was at the show for three days so I can image how he and the others are very drained since these shows will have your energy for most of the time. You can subscribe to Wrestling With Wregret right here as he post many great produced videos every week. In fact, my favorite episode of his is also the UWF episode!

My final interview is the biggest I have done so far this year and it is with Rob Van Dam. Rob Van Dam has been highly successful in everywhere he has been whether if it was in ECW, WWE, or Impact Wrestling (in which he has just returned last week), he is a name that everyone will never forget in years to come. His flashy and high impact style makes him stand out during the 1990’s and the 2000’s and to this very day. We talked about his return to Impact Wrestling, his new documentary and how it started as a comedy tour documentary that organically transformed into the major topic of CTE, A story about Vince McMahon, his research on CTE, and his favorite moments in the ring and how he got the call to return to Impact Wrestling. Even his girlfriend Katie Forbes made a cameo too and she also made her Impact Wrestling Debut at the United We Stand show.

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The Walking Dead News: Third Series to Premiere in 2020

Matt Negrete, a veteran writer on the flagship, will serve as showrunner on the 10-episode series he co-created alongside franchise chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.

On Monday, AMC formally announced that it has picked up what is now the third series in the zombie drama’s larger world with a 10-episode order for an untitled drama co-created by Gimple and longtime flagship writer Matt Negrete. The latter, who has been a writer and producer on The Walking Dead for the past five seasons, will serve as showrunner. Coincidentally, Negrete and Gimple collaborated on the season nine episode (“What Comes After”) that served as the last one for series star Andrew Lincoln, who will reprise his role as embattled former sheriff Rick Grimes in three movies. It’s unclear if the new spinoff will be connected to those movies. It’s unclear if any characters from either The Walking Dead or spinoff Fear the Walking Dead will have a role in the third series. Stars and fan favorites Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol) have “franchise deals” that allow them to move freely between all corners of the universe, for example.

“I’m beyond excited to be a part of this new show set in The Walking Dead universe,” Negrete said. “Writing and producing for the original series has been the job of a lifetime and I’m honored to be working with Scott and all the fine Dead folks at AMC in this new capacity. I can’t wait for the fans of the franchise to see what we’ve been cooking up!”

Few details were immediately available about the third series other than that it will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as viewers know it. Production will begin in the summer in Virginia for a 2020 premiere on AMC. The Lord of the Flies-like series will feature a new corner of the world. Here’s AMC’s formal description: “Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.” The order arrives as the original series introduced (and, spoiler alert, killed off) several younger characters in season nine.

“Showing audiences an unseen pocket of The Walking Dead universe steeped in a new mythology is a very cool way to celebrate a Decade of the Dead on TV and over 15 years of [creator] Robert Kirkman’s brilliant comic,” Gimple said. “Matt Negrete is one of the best writer-producers in TWD’s long history — I’m thrilled to be working beside him to tell stories unlike we’ve seen before, taking our first step into an even larger world.”

The untitled Negrete series is the first new series to stem from Gimple’s March 2018 promotion to chief content officer, a role he was given after Kirkman moved his overall deal from AMC to Amazon. Gimple and Kang wrote Lincoln out of the flagship drama so the actor could spend more time with his family at home in England. Gimple will re-team with Lincoln for three TV movies that will air on AMC and could potentially serve as back-door pilots for other series. Production on those is set to begin in 2019 though its unclear just where they will be filmed. TWD is filmed in Atlanta, while spinoff Fear the Walking Dead has used locations in L.A., Canada, Baja and Texas. Overall, there are now three scripted series and planned three stand-alone movies in the world of TWD as franchises increasingly become valuable to broadcast, cable and streaming platforms alike.

“We’re thrilled that the Dead will keep walking into a new corner of the post-apocalyptic world, a corner that will present stories and characters unlike any that The Walking Dead has dramatized thus far, and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fanbases in television,” said David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “Scott has been an invaluable leader for the universe since taking on the role of chief content officer, with a distinct and innovative vision for the franchise. Likewise, we’re excited to have Matt, who has been a crucial part of The Walking Dead family for over five years and penned many memorable episodes of TWD, at the helm of this original series.”

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