Matt Reeves Says Koba’s Presence Will Loom Over The Next Apes Movie

Dawn of the ApesDawn of the Planet of the Apes hit the home video market this week, and with all of that, there’s been a lot of focus on the future of the rebooted franchise. And with all of the talk of star Andy Serkis possibly being nominated for end-of-the-year awards for his performance, despite the fact that he delivers his whole turn from beneath layers and layers of digital camouflage, there’s been even more to discuss. Matt Reeves directed Dawn, and will be back for the as-yet-untitled third chapter, and has been sharing vague glimpses at what we can expect to see.

One of the most stunning moments in Dawn is when Caesar (Serkis) sends Koba (Toby Kebbell) to his death. The apes are much more developed as characters than their human counterparts, and this is one of the most emotional moments of the film, especially for a culture where the most defining, concrete rule is “Ape shall not kill ape.” This is a big decision for Caesar, and something that is going to dog the leader as long as he survives, especially as he declares that Koba is no longer an ape, removing his connection to the community, essentially stripping him of any identity. Talking to JoBlo, Reeves shared his thoughts on the continuing impact of that decision.


Watch Black Mirror’s Super Creepy Christmas Special Trailer

The British anthology series Black Mirror has been responsible for some of the most disturbing recent sequences in sci-fi TV, and creator Charlie Brooker is targeting the holiday season for the highly anticipated special Black Mirror: White Christmas. We’ve already seen what star Jon Hamm looks like for his substantial role(s), and now a full trailer has been released. Watch it beneath a surveillance camera and some mistletoe.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Just Hired This Unexpected Director

Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesI didn’t hate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nearly as much as a lot of people did. I won’t go so far as to call it a good movie, there is far too much Megan Fox as April O’Neil for that to happen, but even though they’re weird looking, the actual Turtles captured the feel and spirit of the original characters. Out of many complaints, the lack of screen time for the titular heroes is by far the biggest, something that, hopefully, the upcoming sequel will address. And speaking of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, the film added a surprising piece, naming David Green as director.

Released back in August, TMNT had a massive opening weekend, actually unseating Marvel’s juggernaut Guardians of the Galaxy at the box office. The rousing success astonished some, and Paramount Pictures wasted no time in green lighting a sequel. In the wake of this announcement, there was a ton of talk about the future of the franchise, possible characters (Rocksteady and Bebop) and storylines (Dimension X), that sort of thing. Much of this came from, or at least involved, director Jonathan Liebesman, and even though it wasn’t official, it sounded like he was going to be back for the second go round, which is why the Green report from Variety is something of a surprise.


The Walking Dead Spinoff Cobalt Cast This Veteran Actor In The Lead Role

Cliff CurtisThe character of Rick Grimes on AMC’s hit The Walking Dead is a polarizing figure. Some love him, some hate him, I’m just glad that over the last season or so he’s starting to resemble the character I’ve loved for years in Robert Kirkman’s comics, the grim leader who makes the decisions that no one else is capable of making, and who has to live with the consequences. Every series needs a strong figure at the center, and the upcoming Walking Dead spinoff, which we recently learned is called Cobalt, has cast its lead, their Rick Grimes if you will.

Deadline reports that Cliff Curtis (Gang Related) has signed on to take the key role of Sean Cabrera. In an earlier character run down he is described as “A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.” He is also a divorced teacher, which explains how he comes to know one of the other primary characters, Nancy Tompkins, who is a guidance counselor.


Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Gets This Ape-palling Honest Trailer

Now that we’re almost five months removed from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes taking over theaters, it’s probably safe to yell through Gary Oldman’s bullhorn that Matt Reeves’ ape-filled sequel just isn’t as good as it seemed at the time. But don’t take it solely from me, this Honest Trailer says it all.


This Martian Meteorite Suggests Extraterrestrial Life

MarsScientists and researchers believe that life on Earth may have come from Mars. We know that something needed to kick start life in the primordial soup that was the newly-formed planet Earth, and no one knows for certain where that initial boost came from. Most scientists, however, believe that that life arrived at Earth courtesy of a meteorite.

One of the possibilities is that such a meteorite came from Mars, as many meteorites do. Of course, suggesting that human life actually started on another planet is a controversial theory, but one that just received a boost due to newly released information gleaned from the analysis of a Martian meteorite.