One thing that’s interesting about the trailers for the live action remake is the apparent inconsistency regarding Shere Khan’s appearance. In the early trailers, the only real close-up of Khan’s face showed him as possessing two healthy eyes, as well as lacking the many burns/scars that he’s shown to possess in the Super Bowl trailer.
While this could be due to an extremely late decision to make Khan seem more monstrous, I think it’s more likely that the new movie is going to insert a call-back to the original book that, sadly, wasn’t present in the 1967 movie.
In the book, Shere Khan was not only Mowgli’s arch-nemesis and would-be predator, he was also the reason why Mowgli was stranded in the jungle in the first place. He was the tiger that attacked Mowgli’s parent’s camp, forcing the two adults to flee and indirectly causing the child to end up in the care of the wolves. While this connection between Shere Khan and Mowgli was never mentioned in the animated movie, I genuinely believe that the remake is going to bring it back. This means that the first trailer’s image of Shere Khan flinching away from a torch is probably from the beginning of the movie, and that the torch is being wielded, not by Mowgli, but by his father (who is confirmed to appear in the remake at some point).
This also means that Mowgli’s human father is quite likely the reason for Shere Khan’s injuries, giving the tiger even more reason to hate the man-cub.
I thought I should probably write one of these dev diary things again.
Today I’m here to proudly announce that all the screenshots I’ve posted in the other entries were all a lie -
- and that the game now actually looks a lot better than that.
I don’t quite want to show off new screenshots just yet though, maybe some other time. Instead, you can have your favourite doctor’s sleek new envelope design, because that is definitely something worthy of 7 nobel prizes and at least 52 grammy awards.
I guess that is a screenshot kind of. Hooray!
I’ve also wanted to talk about the guy who’s working on the game with me now. His name is Jacob Hensley, though he goes by the name Hawksandwich online because he claims there are JUST too many people named Jacob Hensley.
He is doing all the programming on the game, and also helping me out hugely with modeling objects and generally getting everything to work as it should. He clearly knows a lot more than me about the world of making 3D games so I’m very glad to have him on board.
But yes my dear citizens, that’s all for now.
Tune in next time for more exciting screenshots of envelopes omg
IT’S HALF DENIAL HALF ACTUAL THEORY BUT I DON’T THINK E2!CISCO IS DEAD (LIKE I ALSO DON’T THINK WE’LL EVER SEE HIM AGAIN BUT)
I DON’T THINK HE’S DEAD FOR SEVERAL MAJOR REASONS:
HE’S TOO COOL TO DIE (OKAY THAT ONE’S NOT SERIOUS BUT THE REST ARE)
HE’S TOO POWERFUL TO DIE. NO HEAR ME OUT THIS ONE’S REAL. HE WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT BEING A “GOD” WHICH WAS LIKE… WAY ARROGANT BUT ALSO CONSIDERING ZOOM RUNNING AROUND HE MUST HAVE SOME SERIOUS SHIT TO BACK THAT UP IF HE THINKS HE CAN TAKE OVER. HE HAS VISIONS (PROBABLY NEAR-CONSTANTLY CONSIDERING HE ALWAYS WEARS THE GOGGLES), HE SHOOTS SONIC WAVES, HE CAN APPARENTLY VIBRATE PEOPLE’S BODIES APART (I BUY IT), HE CAN PROBABLY DISRUPT THE SPEED FORCE IF WE GO BY COMIC CANON, LIKE HONESTLY A GUY LIKE THAT WOULDN’T JUST LET ZOOM PUNCH HIM TO DEATH IN ONE HIT
THERE’S NO WAY HE DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING. CISCO IS A PLANNER, IN ANY UNIVERSE. I THINK THAT WAS BACKED UP BY THE FACT THAT HE WAS WORKING UNDER ZOOM BUT ALSO COORDINATING AND CONTROLLING THE OTHER METAS, HE WAS LIKE AN OFFICER IN THE FORCES, HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING. ALSO THOSE POWERFUL VISIONS, HE DEFINITELY KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN, BOTH LOGICALLY AND BY LITERALLY SEEING THE FUTURE POSSIBILITIES. SO YEAH, IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A SURPRISE. HE WOULD HAVE PLANNED FOR IT.
HONESTLY? VIBRATIONS ARE CISCO’S JAM. A FULLY POWER-AWAKENED CISCO JUST COULD NOT BE KILLED BY VIBRATING A HAND THROUGH HIM, FULL-STOP. I DON’T BUY IT. HE COULD’VE JUST LIKE… VIBRATED HIS HEART AROUND THE FREQUENCY OF ZOOM’S FIST AND THEN PLAYED DEAD. HE’S FINE, GUYS. HE’S FINE.
AND FROM A META STANDPOINT, E2!CISCO “DIED” IN THE SAME WAY AS E1!CISCO “DIED” AND THE PARALLEL IS TOO JUICY TO BELIEVE THAT HE’S NOT GONNA COME BACK FROM THAT UNEXPECTEDLY