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Retro Round-Up 15th Feb

The Iron Mask – trailer and poster released

Last seen together in Around The World in 80 Days, Jackie Chan and Arnie are back again at last! The two action legends are “starring” in a Russian/Chinese production that appears to be some form of adaptation of The Man In The Iron Mask, but with added dragons. Because adding dragons in your film makes it 26% better, that’s a scientific fact!

Despite their billing and prominence on the poster, judging from the trailer, we would hazard a guess that Chan and Arnie make essentially extended cameos. Apparently, the film was released in China and Russia last year, under a different title, to a muted box office response, so don’t get too excited, folks! Still, good to see that Jason Fleming (Lock, Stock… Stardust) is still getting work.

The Batman is finally revealed…well somewhat

Each new screen iteration of Batman always comes with an expectation of what the suit will look like. With over 80 years of comic book inspiration to draw from, it’s no surprise. Matt Reeves adaptation, The Batman, originally started as a project for Ben Affleck, recently started filming in London. To get a lead on any unofficial set photos, Reeves has wisely revealed the first look of star Robert Pattinson in the suit.

Easy comparisons to Netflix’s Daredevil aside, it’s a promising first look, with the tactical armour most obviously drawing influence from the recent Arkham games. We still haven’t got a proper look at the cowl to judge the all important detail – just how long will Batman’s ears be?!

The Batman will be released in June 2021.

Rick Moranis is back!

In our Ghostbusters podcast, we shared our love for Rick Moranis and lamented the fact he retired from on-screen acting in the late ’90s (with a little voice work in the noughties). So we were very pleased with the news that Disney has lured Moranis back for a “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids!” reboot. Original director Joe Johnston is also returning, with the story focusing on the son of Moranis’ character, which will be played by Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels). The movie will debut on Disney+.

Mortal Kombat Podcast now unleashed!

Our latest podcast review, covering 1995’s video game adaptation, Mortal Kombat, is now available for your listening pleasure!

If you’d like to know more about how the game came to be, we’d really recommend this great video from Gamespot:

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