TV + Movies

Spider-Man 3 stunt double shares behind the scenes web-swinging footage

Published: 23/Oct/2020 12:49

by Daniel Megarry

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Tom Holland’s stunt double has shared some impressive web-swinging footage from his training for the upcoming Marvel sequel Spider-Man 3.

Fans have been eager for updates on Spider-Man 3 for a while now, but after star Tom Holland appeared to confirm that filming will resume as soon as he wraps up on the set of Uncharted, it seems things are back on track for that December 17, 2021 release.

And Tom isn’t the only one who’s teased at filming for the new movie; his stunt double, Greg Townley, recently took to Instagram to share behind the scenes footage of an impressive training routine alongside the caption, “It’s time to dust off the cobwebs.”

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It’s time to dust off the cobwebs 🕸

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The video sees Greg swing into view before rolling multiple times across a platform and nailing his landing in a classic Spidey pose. Whether this is just practice or a taster of an actual action sequence that will appear in the movie, we can all agree it’s pretty spectacular.

Are the rumours of a multi-verse in Spider-Man 3 true?

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Jamie Foxx will return to portray Electro – a role he originally played in the Andrew Garfield-led Amazing Spider-Man series – while Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will also make an appearance.

Both of these announcements fuelled rumors of a multi-verse storyline that could bring back both the Tobey Maguire (2002) and Andrew Garfield (2012) versions of Spider-Man for a massive, fan-pleasing crossover on the big screen.

Tobey Maguire Andrew Garfield Tom Holland
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Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland have all played Spider-Man on the big screen

When asked whether Andrew and Tobey would be returning in Spider-Man 3, Sony simply replied, “those rumored castings are not confirmed”. It’s not a confirmation, but it’s also not outright denial, so there may still be hope…

For more on Tom Holland’s return as the famous web-swinger in Spider-Man 3, check out our guide to everything we know so far including release date, casting, and plot details.

Pokemon

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.