One Punch Man Season 2 May Finally Feature Someone Who Can Fight

first_img We’ve heard several things about the second season of One Punch Man so far, including rumors about its length, its start date, when we can watch it, etc. But the rumor mill is forever churning, and the latest refers to the fact that One Punch Man Season 2 will, in fact, show Saitama getting defeated. Who could possibly be talented and strong enough to take Saitama out? Who would dare?Right now, the rumors swirling around according to several different sources are that Garou or Sonic may be the one to finally bring down the seemingly indomitable Saitama. While we don’t have many details on the second season of the show or even any sort of idea when to expect it in general, we do have some sort of inclination about who might end up defeating Saitama.The latest issue of the One Punch Man manga seems to be the catalyst for this rumor, as it seems recently the character named Sonic was shown throwing knives at a photo of Saitama, and with the backstory shared on Sonic and his village that spends time training Shinobi, he’s one tough customer.There’s also the notion that Sonic may be eating the mythical Monster Cell to become a monster himself, and that could spell real trouble for everyone’s favorite seemingly unbeatable hero. Of course, this has yet to happen in the manga, so who knows if it’ll actually be a thing in the anime series.Only time will tell, unless there’s some additional information that comes out regarding what we can expect from the upcoming One Punch Man series. Until that time comes, however, you might want to read up on the rest of the manga series to check out what you’ve missed so far. There’s a lot you haven’t seen yet in the series, I’ll tell you that much.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches11 Manga Series That Should Never Be Live Action Movies Stay on targetlast_img read more

Geeksplainer The M Night ShyamalanVerse

first_img Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ Stay on target Few directors have seen highs and lows like M. Night Shyamalan. His 1999 supernatural drama The Sixth Sense was a surprise box office blockbuster that established him as a name to watch, capable of clever visual tricks and unusual twist endings. But that tendency also became a trap, as his middle-period films were haunted by viewers waiting for them. After the dismal nadir of his live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender, M. Night has returned to his roots with audience-pleasing, low-budget horror flicks and the upcoming Glass, a sequel to his 2000 quasi-superhero movie Unbreakable. How do they link up? How did this new universe come to be? Read on, friends, and let us geeksplain it all.What Was Unbreakable?Before we begin, it’s important to remember that superhero films were in a very different place in 2000. It would be eight more years before Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the genre was in a pretty severe slump. That’s one reason why Unbreakable seemed so revolutionary.Bruce Willis stars as security guard David Dunn, who is the sole survivor of a train crash that kills 181 people. David comes out from his experience changed — his strength is increased and he has some kind of ESP that lets him see evil deeds people have perpetrated. He’s aided in his embrace of these abilities by art gallery owner Elijah Price, who suffers from a disease that makes his bones as brittle as glass.Here’s the twist: Price caused the train crash to draw out Dunn’s new abilities, as part of a lifelong quest to prove that such extra-normal humans existed. As swerves go, it was a pretty damn good one. The film did fine in theaters but really took off on DVD, becoming a cult hit.What About Split?Now here’s where it gets interesting. Rumors of an Unbreakable sequel started circulating immediately after the movie’s release, with Bruce Willis telling the press he was hoping for a trilogy. But Touchstone Pictures didn’t think it was worthwhile and didn’t put up the funds, so the idea died on the vine.But one of the original drafts for Unbreakable had an additional antagonist for David Dunn – a man named Kevin Crumb who was host to 24 different personalities, and when they take over they change his body as well. One of those personalities, “the Beast,” had access to extra-normal powers like David’s along with an insatiable desire for human meat, and they would have come into conflict. Split pulled that character out and gave him his own movie, a sort of supervillain origin story that followed Kevin’s kidnapping of three teenage girls. It’s a very different-feeling movie than Unbreakable, much leaner, but it has a twist, as well.At the end of the film, we cut to a diner where patrons are watching a news report about Kevin… and one of those patrons is David Dunn. And all of a sudden, people were back on board. Split pulled in $278 million on a $9 million budget and M. Night was marketable again. Lo, Glass.What’s the Story of Glass?The first two films in the SCU (if we may be so bold) were both essentially origin stories, introducing us to characters and their abilities. These are, in our opinion, almost always the weakest type of superhero movies. Think about how many times the Spider-Man franchise had to do the whole Uncle Ben with great power comes with great responsibility thing? But Spider-Verse can get away with skipping it because at this point Peter Parker’s origins are ingrained in the American monomyth. Shyamalan doesn’t have that luxury. He’s building this from whole cloth, so naturally he had to take some time to set it up.Glass (see it here), though, as the third film of a trilogy, is all about finally bringing the pieces together. David pursues Kevin as Elijah Price — Mr. Glass — pulls the strings behind the scenes. Taking place a few years after the events of Split, the plot finagles a way to get our three main characters in the same mental institution, being treated by a doctor who specializes in people with delusions of superhumanity. He’s described it as the “first truly grounded comic book movie” which, uh, doesn’t seem terribly accurate to me (ever seen Ghost World?)We’re not going to spoil everything for you, but critical reception has been pretty poor — as I write this, it’s at 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. And it’s all about the thing he’s had the most trouble with: sticking the ending.Why Don’t Twists Work?We talked a little bit about M. Night Shyamalan’s reputation as “the guy who does the twists.” Spoilers ahead: Bruce Willis was dead the whole time in The Sixth Sense. Mr. Glass orchestrated everything in Unbreakable. The Village is set in the present day. But a twist isn’t all it takes to make a good ending — and, in fact, the superhero genre is almost entirely predicated on the absence of twists. We want to see the heroes save the day so they can move on to new adventures. Even Thanos’s finger snap at the end of Infinity War is only there to set up Endgame.The twist in Split was rewarding because it didn’t negate anything you’d enjoyed about the movie. Instead, it enhanced it — knowing that Kevin existed in this fictional space where other superhumans also were provided context beyond “hey, I know that guy.” It made what you just watched seem bigger and more interesting. Same with his more successful movies. But Glass‘s big second-act twist (sorry, there is one) doesn’t do that. Instead, it serves as a lazy way to explain away the movie’s mysteries without deepening our experience.What’s Next?That’s an interesting question. In interviews, M. Night Shyamalan has talked about Glass not being the end of the story, and some of the movie’s events certainly leave the door open for another sequel. Spoilers follow for parts of Glass, so if you don’t want to have it ruined scroll away now.One of the theories raised in Glass is that the presence of a few super-powered individuals like Dunn and Crumb is actually stopping the rest of humanity from embracing their own inner potential. And the people in power know that, so it’s in their best interest to make sure that more superhumans don’t emerge to upset the status quo. Without giving too much away, that happens. There are other superhumans out there. But will there be movies about them?The issue here is that “superheroes in the real world” isn’t nearly as interesting and clever a spin as it was in 2000. We’re up to our elbows in comic book movies from many different angles, from all-out comedy to grim and gritty vigilantes and cosmic consequences. What can the Shyamalan-verse offer that DC, Marvel, Dark Horse et al can’t? That’s one question that even your trusty Geeksplainer can’t answer.More on The Spider-Verse‘Nightflyers’ and the History of Sci-Fi Horror11 ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movielast_img read more