Some Predictions for 2018

Hey everyone, we are just over 2 weeks in 2018 and as such I’ve been thinking about this year is headed, both personally and in other areas. That got me thinking about things I think might happen pop culture-wise this year. Some of this may turn out to be just wishful thinking, but here are just a few things I think might happen in 2018. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my predictions in the comments. Here are some of predictions for 2018 in no particular order

 

Rey and/or Kylo Ren will appear in Soul Calibur VI: Soul Calibur VI was announced last year for a 2018 release nearly 6 years after the last game which came out in 2012, well before Rey and Kylo Ren were introduced onto the  Star Wars scene. Soul Calibur already has a history of featuring Star Wars characters having featured Darth Vader, Yoda, and Vader’s Apprentice(from the Force Unleashed games) in Soul Calibur IV. While no Star Wars characters appeared in Soul Calibur V I could see the inclusion of Rey and Kylo for Soul Calibur VI even if it’s as DLC

Star Wars Episode IX Gets a title and it starts with an “Re” word:

With Episode IX coming out in May of 2019 instead of December I think we’ll see some announcements and teases for the conclusion to the Sequel Trilogy in the second half of this year, one of them being the title. If we follow the pattern set forth by the two previous third installments I think it will begin with an “Re” word, perhaps Resurrection. Then again The Last Jedi kind of broke the trend with Empire Strikes Back and Attack of the Clones, so we shall see

A collection of the original Spyro trilogy will be released: The Crash N. Sane Trilogy seemed to be a pretty decent success last year and I think perhaps that will convince Sony to release a collection of the first 3 Spyro games

We will see another 90s revival: Reviving 90s sitcoms seems to be pretty popular lately with shows like Fuller House and the upcoming Roseanne revival and I think we will see that trend continue in 2018. I’m partly hoping for a Seinfeld reunion, but I feel like Home Improvement will be the next 90s sitcom to make a return

The Fantastic Four and Guardians of the Galaxy will both return: The Fantastic Four was last seen in 2015 after the events of Secret War and the cancellation of their ongoing series and Guardians just ended their series with issue #150, but I think we will probably see both teams return by the end of the year most likely in the wake of whatever big event Marvel is leading to this summer. I think we’ll also see a slight change to the rosters of both teams with the Fantastic Four becoming the Fantastic Five with Franklin Richards officially becoming part of the team and I think the newly resurrected original Wolverine will end up becoming a Guardian as Earth has too many Wolverines already.

A Shortened Season 14 will be Supernatural’s last: As much as I love Supernatural I feel like it is getting a little long in the tooth and I think a final season needs to be planned out so the long-running show can get a proper send-off. I think a shortened season will allow for a more focused final season and also pave way for whatever spin-off the CW develops to come in as it’s midseason replacement.

Arrested Development Season 5 will be better than Season 4, but not as good as the original series: I’m a huge fan of Arrested Development(in case you can’t tell by my blog title) and this prediction is more based on opinion than fact, but after the weird format of Season 4 I think we’ll see a more back-to-basics Season 5(my guess is it will be released this summer. Maybe August) in 2018 that will still be good, but won’t quite be able to capture the magic of the first 3 seasons.

A New Mortal Kombat game will be announced:  There seems to be a new fighting game every two years from NetherRelm Studios, alternating between the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises and since Injustice 2 came out last year in 2017 I think we’ll see an announcement for a new Mortal Kombat game to be released in 2019. It will either be a continuation of the franchise or perhaps a sequel to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.

 

What do you guys think of my predictions? Do you have some of your own?

 

Currently:

Watching(TV): Knights of Prosperity, X-files

Reading(Books):  And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer

Reading(Comics): Sweet Tooth

Playing:  DC Universe Online

 

Latest Comedy Video: Here’s my first stand-up comedy set of 2018

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated: Some Star Wars Games I would like to see

Update: I actually had an idea for another game I forgot to put in the original post that I thought I would include now

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog. Last post I talked about some Star Wars comics I would like to see and that got me thinking of another media I would like to see more star wars in: video games. There have been many great Star Wars video games(and some clunkers), but here are a few ideas for Star Wars games I would like to see, in no particular order.

 

A New X-wing Game: I’ve only really played  Jedi Starfighter , but the Star Wars X-wing games were a classic Star Wars series that I would like to see resurrected. I think a game focused on Black Squadron as introduced in the Poe Dameron comic would make for a good storyline set before the Force Awakens

A Star Wars Fighting Game: I know this has already been done poorly with Masters of Teras Kasi, but I think a Star Wars fighting game could work if done correctly. The Star Wars Characters were a nice addition to the Soul Calibur games, but I want to seem the same kind of concept with solely Star Wars Characters.

A Darth Vader Game: The Darth Vader mission was probably my favorite part of The Force Unleashed so it would be fun to have that as a full game

A Darth Maul Game: Darth Maul’s stock is rising thanks to his appearances in Clone Wars and Rebels and he has always been my favorite part of the prequels so I think it would be fun to play as him. Maybe even combine the Darth Vader game with this with a storyline that brings them together and some decent co-op.

A Boba Fett Game: Another Star Wars villain I would like to take the role of. Jango Fett got his own game with Bounty Hunter, but I think it’s time the younger Fett had his own game.

A Han Solo Game: With the Han Solo movie about two years away I think now would be a good time to start developing a solo Han Solo game(see what I did there). It would obviously be a tie-in to the movie, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. If done right, with an original story, and maybe some missions were you either play as Chewbacca and Lando or with them(perhaps co-op?) I think a first-person shooter with the potential to team-up with Chewie or Lando for Co-op has some potential

A Star Wars: Demolition sequel: For those of you who haven’t played it Star Wars Demolition it’s kind of like Star Wars meets Twisted Metal with different vehicles from Star Wars doing combat in illegal demolition derby-type fights. I realize not everyone liked the original game, which is dated now, but I think it would be a fun game to resurrect if only for the chance to include the Millennium Falcon on the roster of playable vehicles.

A Sequel to Jedi Power Battles: Another sequel to a somewhat obscure Star Wars Game. The original Jedi Power battles allowed you to play as Jedi: Mace Windu,Qui-jon Jinn, Adi Galia, Plo Koon, and Obi-wan Kenobi in a storyline that followed the events of Episode I. I would like to see a sequel with an original story, mostly likely set during the clone wars, and a more robust cast, maybe including Kit Fisto, Aayla Secura, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, and perhaps even Yoda.

 

*Update:

Star Wars: Galactic Warriors: The Dynasty Warriors formula has already been used for other franchises like Zelda(Hyrule Warriors) and One Piece(One Piece: Pirate Warriors) and I think Star Wars would be a great fit with you being able to take control of Jedi Knights during the clone wars

Anyways those are some of my ideas for Star Wars games. What games would you like to see?

Weekly Comic Pull List:

What I picked up last week:

Star Wars:Darth Maul #1: I didn’t really mean to pick this one up, but they added it to my pull at the comic story because I’ve been getting most of the Star Wars book. I wasn’t too impressed with it. It kind of seemed like a retread of the Star Wars novel Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.

Star Wars #28: It was a surprise to see a new issue of Star Wars so soon after the last one, but I did enjoy this issue so it was a good surprise

What I will be picking up:

All-star Batman #7: This is probably my favorite current Batman series. I loved Scott Snyder’s most recent run on the main Batman series so it’s nice to see him continue with the character even though he’s no longer writing the main series.

Detective Comics #950: It’s  a double dose of Batman this week with a extra-sized 950th issue of Detective Comics. Good thing I’m such a big fan of Batman

 

Post-end Poem:

The Warrior

 

The moonlight glistens

on his blood-stained sword.

War and death consume him.

A guttural war cry

reverberates from his throat.

 

He charges

Through the corpse-strewn field,

Overtaken by blood lust and battle

.

 

He slashes through his enemies,

their blood covering the charred grass.

 

An arrow whistles towards him.

He stands in its path, unmoving.

His armor will protect him.

 

The arrow circumvents his armor

and pierces his heart.

A grunt of pain

escapes him.

He stumbles to the ground.

 

Tonight he will fight on

the fiery battlefield

of Hell.

 

 

Currently:

Watching(TV): Young Justice(season 2), The West Wing(season 1), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Flash, Supernatural, Star Wars: The Clone Wars(Season 3)

Playing: Super Star Wars

Reading(Books): Restaurant and the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams, A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(Comics): World War Hulk and Old Man Logan

Writing: My Arrested Development Screenplay

Anticipating: Spring.

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated

 

Tim