Sam Raimi Didn’t Actually Want Stan Lee To Cameo In Spider-Man

It’s been two days since Marvel Comics’ legend Stan Lee passed away, and along with many fans still paying tribute to the creator, those who knew him personally have also been sharing anecdotes of their experiences with the man. Take Sam Raimi, director of 2002’s Spider-Man. At that time, Lee wasn’t known as the Cameo King yet, so when Raimi was asked to include Lee in the Web-Slinger’s first movie, he wasn’t on board with that. As Raimi recalled:

As Sam Raimi told THR beforehand, he had already met Stan Lee prior to working on Spider-Man. After Raimi’s Darkman came out, Lee called the director and told him he liked the movie. The two later met for lunch, and Lee told Raimi he wanted to work with him on a Thor movie. The men wrote some treatments and pitched to 20th Century Fox, but because this was 1991, a decade before the superhero movie genre would really take off, the studio wasn’t interested in the project. But in the time Raimi got to spend with Lee, he figured that the comic book writer, editor and publisher just didn’t have the acting chops.

However, due to pressure from producer Avi Arad, Sam Raimi had to include Stan Lee in Spider-Man anyway, and it ultimately worked out for both Raimi and audiences. Lee briefly appears in the movie to pull a fellow bystander out of the way before being crushed by debris, as you can see below.

Sam Raimi ended up bringing back Stan Lee for Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 as well, the former seeing Lee saving another civilian and the latter seeing him talk with Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker. Lee would later be brought back for cameos in The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, just some of the many Marvel movies he appeared in.

It’s worth noting that even before Spider-Man, Stan Lee already had some cameos under his belt, not including X-Men, where he was one of the bystanders on the beach who saw Senator Kelly emerge from the water naked. His first on-screen Marvel-related cameo was in the 1989 TV movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, and outside the Marvel sphere, he had a minor, yet important role in Kevin Smith’s Mallrats.

Along with being a critical and commercial hit, Spider-Man was one of the first movies to popularize cinematic superheroes in the modern era. So without his appearances there and in X-Men, it’s unlikely Lee’s cameo resume would have been nearly as extensive as it ended up being. Although Lee has passed, he has several posthumous cameos coming up, including Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Avengers 4.

Birds Of Prey Has Found Its Cassandra Cain

With Wonder Woman 1984 having been pushed back, the next DC Extended Universe to follow Shazam! is now Birds of Prey. In the comics, the traditional Birds of Prey lineup consists of Black Canary, Huntress and Batgirl. The first two heroines have already confirmed for the movie, and while it doesn’t look Barbara Gordon will be showing up, another Batgirl from the comics will make an appearance, as newcomer Ella Jay Basco is being eyed to play Cassandra Cain.

Rather than being a teenager/young adult like she is in the comics, Birds of Prey‘s version of Cassandra Cain will be a child, and Variety reports that Ella Jay Basco is in negotiations for the role. This will be Basco’s first starring appearance onscreen, having previously guest-starred on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Superior Donuts and Veep.

The Big Bang Theory Co-Star Jim Parsons Will Miss Most

When it comes to what he will miss the most when The Big Bang Theory ends, Jim Parson knows the answer. When asked, Parsons revealed that it is seeing everybody he’s worked with for so long on a regular basis when the series wraps. There is one co-star in particular that Parsons says he will miss, though. Parsons shared:

As Big Bang Theory fans well know, Simon Helberg stars as Howard, one of Sheldon’s circle of friends, on the ensemble comedy. Albeit, they have not always been the closest of the group, with Sheldon’s best friend on the show being Leonard. Based on Jim Parsons’ interview, per The Jakarta Post, the co-stars sound quite close. So, not being able to share the level of closeness they currently do will undoubtedly be an adjustment.

It is one of the bitter pills that comes with a long-running series coming to an end. Being as close as the cast of The Big Bang Theory has been to each other has undoubtedly helped contribute to its longevity. It is hard to imagine a cast being able to collaborate on a show for 12 years if they were not.

Jim Parsons did not reveal whether his and Simon Helberg’s talks included brainstorming on any particular matter. For instance, how Sheldon and company could fix the elevator before The Big Bang Theory ends. It is an issue that Parsons’ and Helberg’s co-star, Kaley Cuoco, is hoping to have solved before the show concludes.

Under the umbrella of missing everyone, one can assume that Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons’ other co-stars made the list of things he will miss most. Speaking of missing the show — Parsons revealed that his mother is “more broken up” about the show ending than he is.

The cast still has a while before they feel the full impact of that change. As it still lies quite a bit ahead of them, time-wise. That is because the last day of filming will not be for a while. At the time of the interview, Jim Parsons said they had 17 episodes left to film.

While the completion of episodes will mark the end of The Big Bang Theory cast’s working time together, another hurdle lies in wait. That could arrive during the late summer next year, which would be the time the cast usually starts prepping for the upcoming season. When cameras finish rolling in late April, it could feel a lot like the show’s usual season ender, so not getting the call to return to a familiar set could be a bit of a shock for many of them.

It may not be until the time when production has traditionally started back that things will start sinking in. The finality and the impact of the show’s loss will probably be more noticeable to them then, but that day will not be for some time to come.

Why Taron Egerton’s Robin Hood Is Different Than Other Robin Hood Movies

It’s no secret that Robin Hood has been adapted countless times across different media, particularly film. For over a century, various filmmakers have put their own spin on the legendary outlaw on the big screen, and the next movie, simply titled Robin Hood, arrives next month. For those of you wondering what makes this Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton, different from what’s come before, director Otto Bathurst notes that he didn’t look to any of the previous versions for inspiration. As the actor put it:

The more times you adapt a character, the harder it becomes for the next version to seem special. In Robin Hood’s case, he’s been a popular fictional character since the 14th century, so there’s been hundreds of years for creative minds to put their special stamp on him. Knowing how much cinematic material was already out there, Otto Bathurst opted to ignore all that for his Robin Hood movie, preferring to work with the basics and go from there to deliver something that today’s moviegoers would like.

Also speaking with THR, Taron Egerton said that he felt like “there was a scope to tell the story in a very different way,” and that it made a lot of sense to put a “modern spin” on this Robin Hood movie, making it something “exciting, action-packed and fast-paced.” Both Egerton and Otto Bathurst also agreed that no matter what the time period, Robin Hood and his crusade against corruption, will be relevant, though Egerton also made sure to note that this movie is first and foremost a “popcorn action flick.”

Obvious when crafting a Robin Hood story, there are certain elements that have to be there, like his archery skills and his mission of stealing from the rich to give to the poor. But beyond that, there’s plenty of room to take creative liberties and give audiences something different to chew on. For instance, in this Robin Hood movie, Little John, played by Jamie Foxx, is the one who mentors Robin, as opposed to just being the protagonist’s second-in-command.

Coming eight years after the Russell Crowe-led Robin Hood movie, this new Robin Hood serves as an origin story for Robin of Loxley, as he starts his campaign against the Sheriff of Nottingham, played by Ben Mendelsohn. Along with the previously mentioned actors, Robin Hood stars Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck and Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet.

Robin Hood will be released in theaters on November 21, and if you’re curious about what else is coming out before the year is over, look through our holiday movies guide.

The Best Bruce Wayne Performance, Ranked

Ranked lists on Batman are always fun, but what about the man behind the mask? So many have criticized and compared the various Batman performances of actors over the years, yet so few look to the Bruce Wayne portion. Batman, while awesome, is rather one-dimensional compared to the headspace one has to have to play Bruce Wayne. From worst to best, here’s a definitive ranking of the best Bruce Wayne performances based on the actors who played him in live action cinema.

George Clooney

George Clooney’s fleeting performance as Batman has never gotten a lot of love, and we can’t say his performance as Bruce Wayne is any better. Sure, he’s got the good looks, but there’s not much else to love about Clooney’s Wayne. His public persona is rather lacking, as evidenced by his television interview in Batman & Robin that he stumbled through in what feels like a Jeff Goldblum impersonation?

Now we know the scenes between George Clooney’s Wayne and Michael Gough’s Alfred have some appeal, but that’s more a product of Gough’s acting than anything. Most of the emotional weight in the scenes comes from Gough’s delivery, while Clooney’s Wayne has this smug smirk on his face seemingly inappropriate for a man so mentally scarred by the death of his parents that he’s been driven to vigilantism. Without question, he’s the gold standard for how not to play Bruce Wayne.

Adam West

There’s an argument that can be made that the late Adam West may be the best Bruce Wayne of them all, but that’s not the case here. West’s performance ranks above Clooney because he represents the classic Batman to a “t”, and for all the Bat merchandising he did create he never went to the bank and got a credit card in his name.

Here’s the thing though, Adam West’s Bruce Wayne and Batman are practically identical. This makes it impossible to tell if the man is always on as Batman, or as Bruce Wayne. If it’s the latter, then it’s a damn good performance and worthy of a higher ranking on this list. Without a clear way of knowing, however, he’s gonna have to hang out near the bottom with George Clooney.

Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne, while leagues above the aforementioned performances, is still somewhat lacking compared to the three above him. Keaton’s Wayne has the brooding and anger down well enough, but can never really break out of that shell into the deeper personas of Bruce Wayne. He couldn’t even chill out long enough to have an honest conversation with Vicki, and ended up shoving her and telling her to “shut up.”

In truth, Michael Keaton’s Bruce is perfect for the actual Bruce. It’s a fine persona to have in the presence of Alfred, but a bit more problematic when dealing with the general public. After all, if the town’s billionaire is always acting tough and staring down supervillains out of costume, people might put two and two together as to who he really is. It worked for Keaton’s films, but is far from a perfect performance as Bruce Wayne.

Val Kilmer

Batman Forever may be one of the lesser films of the franchise, but Val Kilmer’s performance as Bruce Wayne was actually pretty solid. While the actor could never reach the same level of acclaim for the Batman portrayal of his predecessor, Kilmer struck a better balance between Wayne in private and Wayne in public than Keaton ever could.

The public persona of Kilmer’s Wayne is best showcased when he first met Edward Nygma. The professional nature, the boss-like attitude, the smile on his face despite his clear annoyance, that’s the Bruce he puts out there for people to see. Conversely, the argument with Robin in the Batcave is much more unrestrained and more honest. Kilmer never quite reaches the intensity or sadness of the character, however, so we can only give him so much credit.

Ben Affleck

There are certainly shades of Michael Keaton’s performance in Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne, but he saves that for Alfred or people that piss him off. He’s capable of playing the billionaire Playboy rather well, but equally as capable of letting his gruff, no-nonsense personality show on a dime. The party scene between Clark and Bruce in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a great showcase of this, and exemplified the difference between Keaton and Affleck’s Wayne.

The conversation started with Affleck trying to quickly end things with who he thinks is just some journalist. He cracked a joke to justify his attention to Diana, which falls in line with his playboy persona. Once Clark started taking shots at Gotham and Batman though, Bruce flips the script and let him know he didn’t know what he was talking about. It’s a brilliant scene that should have everyone crossing their fingers he’ll return to the role.

Christian Bale

Was there ever any question Christian Bale would top the list? His performance may have an unfair advantage considering he had three films to build his Bruce Wayne persona, but honestly, Batman Begins featured plenty of evidence he understood Batman’s secret identity from the jump. The plot presented a clear understanding that Bruce must maintain a certain public persona to keep from arousing suspicion about his life as Batman and executed it perfectly with the hotel scene.

Christian Bale’s performance doesn’t just take the #1 spot for publicly displaying his extreme wealth and fake carefree persona either. Bale’s Bruce almost appeared to be having fun, which ground to a halt after a chance reunion with Rachel Dawes. Bruce tried to keep the act up, but eventually dropped it and tried to show more of his true self to his old friend. It’s the epitome of what it means to play Bruce Wayne, thus deserving of the top spot.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, of course, so those with different ideas on where each Bruce Wayne falls and whether Bale’s performance surpasses even that of DC Comics‘ vision should share their thoughts in the comments below. For more on Batman, be sure to check in on the latest news regarding Matt Reeves’ solo film by visiting and bookmarking our what we know so far guide.

Which actor gave your favorite live action Bruce Wayne performance on film?

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Nintendo Just Won Big In its ROM Lawsuit

Emulation has always come under fire from the major platform holders. It’s a lightning rod for controversy due to the fact that while the emulators themselves are legal, distributing the ROMs across the internet without the platform holder’s consent definitely isn’t. That point was hammered home recently with the latest lawsuit that Nintendo won against a ROM site.

TorrentFreak is reporting that Nintendo managed to win the lawsuit that it had filed against the owners of LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co. The website owners, married couple Jacob and Cristian Mathias, were hit with a $12 million dollar settlement after pleading guilty to copyright infringement charges by Nintendo.

The report notes that after Nintendo initially filed the complaint against the couple back in July of this year the owners of the ROM sites didn’t seek to drag things out in the court of law by trying to battle against the very litigious Nintendo — a company, who I might add, has been in quite a few big lawsuits over the years and has come away victorious in a number of them.

Nintendo doesn’t have a perfect record in the courtroom, though. It did bite the bullet in a case last year where the company was sued by iLife for infringement on the motion control design for the Wii. The company sued Nintendo for $144 million for infringing on a patent they had filed for motion-based technology. Nintendo fought against the judgment, but it’s somewhat ironic that shoe is now on the other foot and Nintendo is now suing a ROM outlet for copyright and trademark infringement. This time, however, Nintendo came out victorious.

It wasn’t just that the sites distributed ROMs of Nintendo’s games, it’s also that the site carried the BIOS files for Nintendo’s hardware, which is what enables emulators to read ROM or ISO files. Several days after Nintendo originally filed the lawsuit against the couple, they pulled down both LoveROMS and LoveRETRO. The lawsuit from Nintendo had a chilling effect on the emulation community, resulting in sites like Emulation Paradise and The ISO Zone to also shut down their download sections for ROM files.

Nintendo began getting litigious against ROM sites after the Nintendo Switch was hacked earlier in the year and emulation of the hybrid device became possible. There’s currently a working Nintendo Switch emulator out in the wild at this very moment, and it’s capable of playing games like The Binding of Isaac and Super Mario Odyssey all the way through. Obviously this could hurt Nintendo’s bottom line if majority of gamers began forfeiting buying the Switch and its games and instead just downloaded the emulators and the ROMs/ISOs from ROM sites.

The news about the $12 million dollar settlement was not well-received in the emulation community, who sees Nintendo as bullying the Mathias couple into financial submission. Some believe that the high-price on the settlement is to scare off other ROM sites from also hosting Nintendo games. Given that Nintendo is desperately trying to get back into the console war race to catch up with the PS4 using the Switch, it’s not surprising that the company is going after ROM sites.

9 Network TV Shows In Danger Of Getting Cancelled

With each fall TV season, viewers get a variety of promising new series and an even bigger variety of returning hits, though not everything is built to last for the long haul. Even though linear TV viewing is in decline overall, this season has seen quite a few shows breaking the mold, such as NBC standout Manifest and Fox’s pickup Last Man Standing. Unfortunately, some shows have much less to celebrate than others.

While no networks have started to pull the plugs on their fall content just yet, we can probably expect to see at least one axe drop before the holidays arrive, with more to come in the new year. For now, here are the nine broadcast TV shows that have the lowest chances of surviving into the 2019-2020 TV season.

The Gifted – Fox

After Fox introduced the non-Batman world of Gotham to welcoming viewers, the network thought it could find similar success with the X-Men-free world of The Gifted. Somewhat surprisingly, though, audiences just haven’t been as rabid about a small-screen fight between mutants and humans, despite The Gifted‘s talented cast and interesting array of comic book heroes and villains. Perhaps because legal issues necessarily hinder the heroes and villains that can be used.

In that vein, it was perhaps optimism for potential X-Men arrivals that kept fans tuned in for Season 1, because viewership has dipped even lower. The Season 2 premiere audience was smaller than every Season 1 episode save for one, and with a demo rating that hovers around the 0.7 mark, it will take a host of powers to save The Gifted from being taken out of the picture on Fox as the new year kicks off.

Blindspot – NBC

Like many dramas before it, Blindspot built its buzz upon a mysterious hook that wasn’t necessarily enough to keep viewers regularly tuning in on a year-to-year basis. Of course, the twisty tattoo-driven drama has managed to make it to four seasons, which is more than any other show on this list can claim to have reached by now.

It’s Blindspot‘s second year of airing on Friday nights, which usually means the end is nigh for any show. Season 3’s numbers didn’t drop so dramatically after the initial time slot swap, but Season 4 has seen a steady down-tick in the stats since its premiere, bringing in less than 3 million viewers an episode. The 0.4 demo ratings definitely don’t help, either, so fans should hope for Jaimie Alexander’s Jane Doe to have a few miracles up her (tat) sleeve.

Murphy Brown – CBS

Former TV hits Will & Grace and Roseanne made splashes with their updated revivals, so CBS thought it wise to give Murphy Brown another crack at adding political commentary to the primetime lineup. Of course, real-world politics has already been a major talking point across all of television in recent years, watering down Murphy‘s most pointed jabs and normalizing the once-refreshing sitcom.

Its numbers on CBS are still respectable, although in six episodes, its live audience has dipped from 7.5 million to 5.9 million, and its key demo rating has dipped from a 1.1 to a 0.8. So it’s not being thrown into its grave just yet, but _Murphy _Brown’s figures are declining in the now all-important delayed viewing numbers, too, and it’s failed to get a full-season pickup from CBS so far. Had critics not largely panned and dismissed it upon its return, we might be talking about it in a more positive light.

Speechless – ABC

As a part of ABC’s diversity-embracing comedy lineup, the Minnie Driver-starring Speechless found a winning hook as a family comedy in which one member has cerebral palsy. Its first season was a big hit with critics and audiences, and while nothing necessarily changed in any big ways, the attention started to wane in Season 2.

Unfortunately, things got even worse in Season 3, though the most recent declines in viewership and ratings were to be expected. ABC slotted Speechless into its newly reformed TGIF lineup, which meant that the show was sacrificing its mid-week viewers for a Friday night audience. Such time slots are generally TV graveyards, minus exceptions like former ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, and Speechless is currently ABC’s lowest-rated scripted show, period.

REL – Fox

Comedian Lil Rel Howery made waves among mainstream audiences on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show and in the critically lauded horror Get Out. Unfortunately, his self-starring Fox sitcom REL likely won’t be one his fans will be dying to hear about years from now. Though the freshman comedy probably wowed producers with its premiere totals — 5.49 million viewers, 1.9 demo rating — those stats were buoyed by a post-NFL time slot.

By the next week, when it was pushed back 90 minutes to a post-Family Guy slot, its numbers dipped to 1.99 million viewers, with a 0.8 demo rating, and they haven’t risen above that since. Considering its Live+3 delayed viewing numbers are no longer taking the demo above a 1.0, REL‘s place in Fox’s busy schedule is likely temporary.

Happy Together – CBS

Any time a new CBS comedy debuts, all eyes are on it to see how well it compares to the network’s current and past hits. The comparison isn’t so stellar for Happy Together, starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West. The show features a fairly wacky plot where a young pop star (played by Felix Mallard) moves in with his older accountant (naturally) and the show plays off of the generation gap between the characters.

Happy Together can boast that its numbers staying pretty consistent over the first half of its freshman season, but those numbers aren’t exactly high enough for the consistency to wow studio heads. (Each episode after the premiere has been watched by fewer than 5 million people.) CBS does own Happy Together, which helps its future chances, but the network has yet to order any remaining episodes for the season, which is as good as a death knell these days.

I Feel Bad – NBC

Ahead of its premiere, the biggest thing that NBC’s comedy I Feel Bad had going for it was Amy Poehler as an executive producer. Starring No Tomorrow‘s Sarayu Rao as the family-oriented character who takes on the titular emotion, I Feel Bad is based on Orly Auslander’s book of the same name, though it got far more negative critical reviews than the source material. This isn’t a show where bad press equal good numbers, either.

Its doubled-up Wednesday sneak peek fared promisingly enough without a new Criminal Minds airing, but the viewership dropped somewhat sharply between just those two same-night airings, from 5.72 million to 3.98 million. Since then, it’s only gotten worse, with episode viewerships topping around around 2.2 million, with around a 0.5 demo rating. Unless something changes quickly, I Feel Bad will start feeling a lot worse.

Lethal Weapon – Fox

By most accounts, Lethal Weapon wasn’t guaranteed to make it into Season 3 after the cast-flipping kerfuffle that surrounded former star Clayne Crawford. But it did, with new lead Seann William Scott serving as a new partner for Damon Wayans’ belabored Murtaugh. Not too long after, Wayans declared he was stepping away from the show as a lead, citing long production schedules being hard on his body.

With cast troubles come ratings dips, and even though Season 3’s premiere got bigger numbers than the chaotic Season 2 finale, the numbers have dropped since. (The Nov. 6 episode showed a slight uptick, but that can presumably be tied to Fox being the only broadcast network airing new eps on Election Day.) Can Scott’s Cole save the day, or is everyone getting too old for this shit?

Midnight, Texas – NBC

It’s almost strange that we’re only just now a few episodes into Midnight, Texas Season 2, considering Season 1 ended last September. Perhaps the second season’s delay played a part in the supernatural drama’s declined ratings for these early episodes, which fall short of those from the previous year. Of course, it could be the fact that NBC shifted Midnight, Texas from Wednesdays to Fridays. (There’s a pattern here.)

Midnight, Texas does have a fairly passionate fanbase, even if it’s not the biggest in network TV, and its viewership has been consistent in these early installments. But while those elements may be all-around good news for NBC’s witches and vampires hoping for another season, they don’t change the fact that Midnight, Texas is currently NBC’s lowest-rated drama, earning around a 0.4 demo rating each week.

Which of these shows should get saved, and which should become dust in the primetime winds? Let us know in the comments, and keep track of all the new and potentially amazing shows with our fall TV premiere schedule and our midseason TV guide.

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Nintendo Switch Online Add Metroid And More

The November Nintendo Switch Online update has gone live, bringing a quartet of new games to the NES classics collection, including fan-favorite Metroid. The update includes three standard games as well as another surprise “Special Edition” of a game that’s already available through the service.

The original Metroid launched for the Switch’s NES collection this week, according to Eurogamer, which should serve as a big draw for classic game diehards and folks who are just excited, in general, about Samus’ antics in wrangling the titular aliens. We know that Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development and, according to rumors, Nintendo might be planning to bring the first three games in that particular series to the switch at some point, too. If they’re looking to build a little extra hype for the series, then this week’s addition to the NES lineup was a solid move.

Metroid is joined in the November update by the platformer, Mighty Bomb Jack, and the vertically scrolling shooter, TwinBee. As an added bonus, Nintendo has thrown in Gradius SP, which changes up the classic NES game in a couple of interesting ways. If you play this version of the game, you’ll receive a fully upgraded version of the ship and be dropped directly into the game’s fifth level. Think of it like a cheat code in an era where cheat codes are no longer really used.

Something similar was offered last month when Nintendo introduced The Legend of Zelda SP, which let players begin the game with upgraded equipment and several useful items and Rupees. Since we know another three games are set to hit the service next month, it seems likely Nintendo will continue this trend with another special edition of another beloved game.

Speaking of December, Nintendo has already revealed three games that will be introduced to the Switch’s NES library next month, including Adventures of Lolo, Wario’s Woods and Ninja Gaiden. That will bring the total number of games available on the service to 31, or 32 if they throw in another SP offering.

When the Switch’s online service launched in September, Nintendo revealed the 20 initial NES games that would be included as part of the premium program such as River City Ransom, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Double Dragon. They then went on to reveal the next three months’ worth of additions, running all the way into December. There’s no word yet if more games will be added in 2019 but, considering how many great games the NES had available, we figure they can keep the train rolling for quite some time.

Speaking of the NES collection, have you folks been enjoying all of those old-school games when you aren’t too busy playing Diablo 3 and Monster Hunter? What games would you like to see added next? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Valve Just Gave Somebody $20,000 For Finding A Security Hole

This isn’t his first experience with bug squashing on Steam and, in fact, it’s not even the highest single pay day he’s had for discovering exploits. He once earned $25,000 for digging up an SQL Injection bug which, again, is completely beyond my comprehension. In this most recent case, though, Valve forked over a $15,000 bounty initially, then went on to offer a $5,000 bonus.

First Look At Ralph Breaks The Internet’s New VR Experience In Action

While consumer virtual reality hasn’t had quite the levels of adoption that many anticipated, there’s no question that the technology is impressive and capable. The Void is one company that has been looking to see just far the technology can go. A partnership with ILMxLAB has let the retail VR company create multiplayer VR experiences using Disney brands, and we now have the first trailer for the second VR experience, Ralph Breaks VR. Check it out.

The new film Ralph Breaks the Internet will see our favorite video game wrecker and his friend Vanellope Von Schweetz leave the confines of their arcade for the boundless internet. The trailer for Ralph Breaks VR will do the same, only it will allow you and three friends to go along for the ride. We see a variety of different interactive experiences including what looks like a VR version of the classic Space Invaders and a section that appears to have players dodging flying baked goods. It’s bright and colorful just like the film and looks to be a lot of fun.

John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman lend their voices to their characters from the film. We’ll have to wait and see if any other key members of the cast reprise their roles as well.

Ralph Breaks VR follows on the heels of Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire which has been running at Void locations throughout the world for the last couple of years. That game saw players take on a somewhat more serious story that included infiltrating an Imperial base and even coming up against Darth Vader. This one looks to be a bit more silly, but considering the themes and location of Ralph Breaks the Internet, it’s certainly the perfect film to have a tie-in VR experience.

Void VR takes things a step further than the consumer VR product that is currently available for PCs by allowing for up to four people to interact together within the same space. Multiplayer VR isn’t a new thing, but it’s not really possible for multiple people to hook their VR units together and interact together in the same physical space.

Ralph Breaks VR will be available at four Void locations, including, fittingly, Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Tickets are now on sale and the VR experience will begin on November 21.

I’ll be making my way to Walt Disney World in a couple months. I’ll certainly be looking to make this part of my trip. On the plus side, it appears that Ralph Breaks VR is not replacing Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, as tickets for both experiences are available on the Void website into early January, at least at the Disney Springs location, which is as far in advance as it is currently possible to buy any tickets.

A third Void virtual reality experience, involving Marvel, has been announced, but no details or release schedule has been given.