Link Tank: The Legacy of Yu-Gi-Oh Creator Kazuki Takahashi

The creator of Yu-Gi-Oh has passed away, remembering James Caan, Christian Bale opens up about Batman, and more in Link Tank!

Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh, has passed away at age 60. 

“Manga artist Kazuki Takahashi, best known as the creator of the Yu-Gi-Oh series (and the popular card game it’s based on), has been found dead. Takahashi began his manga career in 1982, and for the next 14 years struggled to find success on titles like Fighting Hawk and Tennenshoku Danji Buray. In 1996, however, he released Yu-Gi-Oh, and the rest was history.”

Read more at Kotaku

The Godfather, Misery, and Elf actor James Caan passed away at age 82. Here are the reasons why he’s leaving behind a legacy more significant than his career.

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“For all of his posturing, Caan clearly loved his job. What he hated was the pretentiousness that came with being a leading man. After his Academy Award-nominated performance as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, he knew that he’d never fully escape it. But Caan, who died at age 82 this week, still did his damndest to bend his career to his will. Over and over he turned down splashy roles in classics and blockbusters in favor of riskier parts.”

Read more at The Ringer

The first trailer for David O. Russell’s latest movie Amsterdam has dropped, showcasing one of the year’s biggest casts.

“The trailer for David O. Russell’s latest star-studded movie Amsterdam dropped Wednesday, and the cast is stacked. It’s got Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, and John David Washington at its core, with a supporting cast that includes Mike Myers, Anya Taylor-Joy, Robert De Niro, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldana, Rami Malek, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, and Taylor Swift, just to name a few.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi considers his work on The Mandalorian one of the highlights of his career.

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“While we wait for Taika Waititi to decide what his Star Wars movie is going to be and he wraps up promotion for his latest Marvel flick, we’re just trying to figure out what’s really going on with his cryptic humor about his plans to shake things up in a galaxy far, far away. But anyone in doubt that the director isn’t taking it seriously really should know better—and should check out a recent video interview Waititi did with GQ where he looked back on his favorite past projects, including his previous stint in the Star Wars universe.”

Read more at Gizmodo

Christian Bale recounted how people ridiculed him for his serious approach to playing Batman.

“You’re laughing. Christian Bale is trying to do a gritty big screen adaptation of Batman, and you’re laughing. However, Bale is the one who got the last laugh, as he not only enjoyed superhuman success with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, but he also–yes–lived long enough to see himself become the villain in Thor: Love and Thunder.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

LEGO Super Mario fans rejoice! A giant new brick-built Bowser can be headed to your shelf this fall.

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“LEGO has today quietly unveiled the next flagship Super Mario set! 71411 The Mighty Bowser, a 2,807 piece large scale model of Mario’s main antagonist, will be priced at £229.99 / $269.99 / €269.99 and launched on October 1st.”

Read more at Brickset