Guess Who?…Mephisto!!

Relax Oscar…it’s not really Mephisto

(Nicholas Dye Staff Writer/Podcaster)

Marvel Studios dropped the first trailer for the upcoming Moon Knight series starring Oscar Issac (Star Wars, Dune). We see Isaac’s character, Stephen, struggling with deciphering what’s dream and reality, insomnia, and, due to being chained to the bed, lycanthropy?? While I’m certain he won’t become a werewolf, he definitely will become the vigilante, Moon Knight. Traditionally, Moon Knight is the crime-fighting alter ego…well ONE of “Stephen’s” alter egos. Besides becoming Moon Knight, Stephen also struggles with dissociative identity disorder which is probably why the voice on the other end of the cell phone calls him Marc. Marc Spector is also one of his identities. The departure here is that we don’t know if Moon Knight is a supernatural character or his “transformation” is a byproduct of his mental health issues. Ethan Hawke’s character, Arthur Harrow, says to him “You have chaos in you!” This could refer to Moon Knight’s mental status OR perhaps could harken (or should I say Harkness) to Wandavision and the chaos magic Scarlett Witch possesses. Either way, I’m sure we will be in for a helluva ride when Moon Knight hits Disney+ on March 30th of this year. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer below…

2021 Comic Con Revolution

Nicholas Dye (Staff Writer/Podcaster)

On December 19, I ventured down to Ontario, California for the 2021 Comic Con Revolution, held annually at the Ontario Convention Center. I was curious to see how they were going to approach Covid protocols and I was greatly impressed with their forward thinking and planning. For those who were vaccinated, a simple check of your vaccination card was required. For those unvaccinated, they required a negative test within 72 hours of attending. Here was the best part…they had a testing facility on site where you could have a rapid test administered for $40. For those of you who would balk at that price, our local hospital charges $100 for rapid tests so I was quite impressed.

Outside of the venue, you were greeted by some of the most iconic vehicles from film and television including KITT from Knight Rider and the DeLorean from Back to the Future. Inside the venue, the badge pick up was run with impeccable efficiency. I was able to pick up my press pass and my daughter’s daily pass in a matter of moments. A QR code was displayed that gave you the entire layout of the convention center as well as autograph alley and the seminar rooms.

Staff was on hand at frequent intervals to direct you and answer any questions you might have. The only comparison I can give this is to that of the Disneyland staff. No convention worker left me without an answer to a question and they seemed as genuinely excited to be back as we were to have them back.

Autograph alley offered several opportunities to meet voice actors from shows like Avatar The Last Airbender and Naruto as well as the original Flash Gordon, Sam J. Jones. Legendary writer Chris Claremont of Uncanny X-Men fame was there and had a massive crowd. The highlight for me was Timothy Zahn. Zahn is the author of The Heir to the Empire saga of Star Wars novels which introduced us the character of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Thrawn has been featured in the animated Rebels show and will be making a live action appearance in the upcoming Ashoka Tano series on Disney+.

We here at NOWHERE CALIFORNIA will be looking forward to attending next year as well and will leave you with these pictures from this year‘s Ontario Comic Con Revolution.

Boondock Saints 3 is a go.

Nicholas Dye (Staff Writer/Podcaster)

Director Troy Duffy confirmed that Boondock Saints 3 is green lit and will begin shooting in May of 2022. Both Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery have confirmed they will reprise their roles as the MacManus brothers along side Duffy. Saints 3 is being written by creator Duffy with help from both Flanery and Reedus contributing.

Book of Boba Fett First Look

Nicholas Dye (Staff Writer/Podcaster)

Disney has dropped the first trailer for the highly anticipated The Book of Boba Fett. After the legendary bounty hunter’s return in The Mandalorian, Boba Fett was announced as the first spinoff series from a Disney+ exclusive series. From the looks of the trailer, Book of Boba Fett gives of major Godfather in a galaxy far far away vibes and tracks Fett’s rise to mob boss status. BoBF will be a late Christmas gift, arriving on Disney+ December 29th, 2021. In the meantime, enjoy the first look at The Book of Boba Fett.

Uncharted First Look

(Tom Holland as Nathan Drake)

(Nicholas Dye Staff Writer/Podcaster)

Sony pictures and PlayStation just released the first trailer for the upcoming Uncharted film starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg. The film is a prequel to the events of the wildly popular uncharted video game series by PlayStation and well… Technically Sony, but I digress. The lead character, Nathan Drake, will be played by Tom Holland which was a no-brainer due to his parkour background and, his rugged yet charming demeanor. The ring of Sir Francis Drake on a nylon cord around his neck? Check. His trademark Henley and khaki cargo pants (which I feel have gone widely unused in adventure/treasure films)? Check. The shoulder holster and pistol? Check. The real question will be whether or not Mark Wahlberg can pull off Victor “Sully“ Sullivan’s Tom Selleck-esque mustache…let’s just take a look…

(Mark Wahlberg being heavily judged by Sully for that ‘stache)

It may need a little work and a lot less Just For Men but I’m sure Wahlberg will rock the thing by the end of the film. The trailer gives me good vibrations (please don’t beat my ass Mr. Wahlberg) so without further ado, enjoy the first look at Uncharted, due to hit theaters February 18th, 2022.

The Matrix Resurrections

(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

On the heels of one of the coolest teaser trailers ever, today we got our first glimpse into the new and improved Matrix universe. We get to see Carrie Ann Moss return as Trinity as well as KeNu Reeves as the mythic Thomas Anderson…? No seriously, his old persona seems to be all that remains. The One, Neo clearly doesn’t remember his previous form and it seems the basis of Resurrections is to help him rediscover who he truly is. Now I’ll shut up so you can watch the trailer below. The Matrix Resurrection is slated to hit theaters on 12/22/2021.

FINALLY A “No Way Home” Trailer..

(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

It has been said that you can’t go home again and for Peter Parker, the journey home has been rougher then the average person. In “Far From Home”, we left the web slinger watching his world and secret identity being exposed to the world. Now, two years and some corporate entities coming to terms, we have our first look at the next entry in the saga of everyone’s favorite neighborhood Spiderman.

The world has been patiently waiting for our first look at the post “Far From Home” world and it was worth the wait. We get a quick taste of how Peter’s life is upside down and what lengths he is willing to go to fix things, but the problem is the aftermath of this resolution and the effects he is not ready to put into action. In this confusion and deeper dive into the multiverse, we get a peek into the variant worlds of the web slinger and some ghost’s of franchises past are unleashed in this current Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This trailer is the tip of the titanic sized iceberg, we know the casting “rumors” and the road leading to this film’s release, so the “No Way Home” reveals should be unleashed faster and we will be ready.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Hits Theaters December 17,2021



A New King of Rock..

(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)
Satu Runa is not a stranger to the land of Nowhere California. In our early life, we crossed paths in the convention world and learned about the project known as “Queen Gorya.” Now, after a few years and a creative evolution on both sides, Satu has returned to the world of Kickstarter with a different crown on top of her head.

As of this writing, Satu is crowd funding a one woman musical entitled “King Nigel’s Nervous Breakdown” This production was created and stars Satu as the title character who is a rising musician that has to come to terms with a trouble past and over come a nervous breakdown.

I could attempt to explain this project and production more, but I would recommend hearing it from the creator herself.

CLICK HERE FOR KING NIGEL’S NERVOUS BREAKDOWN KICKSTARTER
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/satu/king-nigels-nervous-breakdown?ref=discovery&term=king%20nigel

This is a simple piece, because the information is above for you to consume. As I stated above, the Nowhere California team has been lucky enough to watch Satu escalate and develop her talents. The time we were able to watch “Queen Gorya” go from kickstarter to screen was a lesson of dedication and passion for the craft, from the looks of King Nigel it doesn’t look like anything has change and has only evolved.

There is only a few short days remaining for this project and I would recommend giving this project a shot, even if the goal is reached, continue to support until the time hits zero. Throughout our almost 10 year existence, Nowhere California has taken pride in spotlighting the world of independent creativity and this is a project that deserves to stand center stage.

Venom 2 trailer drops!

Talk about tongue tied…

Nicholas Dye (Staff Writer/Podcaster)

It’s finally here! The long awaited trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage has finally hit. I won’t over ramble so you can get to the sweet sweet symbiote action buuuut…there are three things I LOVED about this trailer. First, very little of Woody Harrelson’s Carnage (I hate over reveals!). Second, this is directed by Andy Serkis. If ANYONE knows how a movie with motion capture should flow it’s that guy!! Third, the line at the end of the trailer ONLY IN THEATERS. In our current world I think it’s a bold move and statement to make and I love it. Enough of my gas, check out the trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, in theaters ONLY on September 24, 2021

Shang-Chi Teaser Trailer

Nicholas Dye (Staff Writer/Podcaster)

About a half an hour ago, we got our first teaser trailer for the upcoming Marvel film, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) takes center stage and the Kung-Fu action is high. Although details are vague, we get a glimpse of Awkwafina as Katy and what appears to be the REAL Mandarin. Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens 9-3-2021 in theaters nationwide. Check out the trailer below.