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Animating Green Lantern’s Guardians

Posted on 07 October 2011 by Christian

WB has given our friends over at Comicbookmovie.com this exclusive clip from the Green Lantern DVD extras showing what it took to make The Guardians look realistically regal.

Buy It 10/14 on Blu-ray

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New International Trailer For The Adventures Of Tintin

Posted on 05 October 2011 by Christian

Paramount/Columbia have released yet another trailer for Tintin as its UK release date approaches at the end of the month. This one has some great new footage, check it out..



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DreamWorks presents this computer-animated motion-capture adaptation of Georges Remi’s beloved Tintin comic strip in this first installment of a planned trilogy. Steven Spielberg handles direction duties on the initial film, which is set to be followed by a second film helmed by Peter Jackson, who shares producing duties on the films along with Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. Jamie Bell provides the voice of Tintin, with Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Toby Jones heading up the rest of the cast. Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, and Steven Moffat provide the screenplay.

The Adventures Of Tittin: Secret Of The Unicorn opens in the UK October 26th and in the U.S. December 23rd.

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Marvel Studios To Debut New Footage From The Avengers At New York Comic Con!

Posted on 05 October 2011 by Christian

Marvel Studios and Disney have issued a press release regarding their presence at this year’s New York Comic Con where lucky attendees will see new footage from Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Check it out!

New York Comic Con (NYCC) is proud to announce Marvel Studios, for the first time ever, will participate in this October’s NYCC. Marvel Studios will present a special event in NYCC’s IGN Theater – Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM, a high-profile panel focused on the upcoming feature film Marvel’s The Avengers. Marvel Studios will debut never-before-seen footage from The Avengers, and panelists will include Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill). The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2012.

The sixth annual New York Comic Con will take place October 13-16, 2011 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. NYCC, which attracted 96,000 attendees in 2010, celebrates comics, movies, television, toys, games, and the popular arts from around the planet. Tickets are now on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com, with limited 4-Day tickets remaining.

“I am incredibly honored Marvel Studios has decided to participate in New York Comic Con in such a significant way,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “The center of our show is creating exclusive opportunities for fans to meet their favorite stars and creators. The Avengers presentation is exactly this kind of once-in-a-lifetime event. We’re very excited to be able to host cast and crew from The Avengers and know our fans will be on the edges of their seats. As always, we want to present the very best that the pop culture world has to offer in art and entertainment, and The Avengers panel is at the head of that list!”

As previously announced, Marvel will also be bringing high profile comics guests to New York Comic Con including Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, and notable Marvel creators Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, and Stuart Immonen.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effectswhen “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

“Marvel’s The Avengers,” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Patricia Whitcher and Louis D’Esposito. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce. The film will be released May 4, 2012.

For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net. Convention organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks leading into the show and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.

 

 

PDATE: And it seems that the official trailer for The Avengers will debut on October 11 (online also), according to Walt Disney Pictures Mexico (via @RIMBreaks).

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders, The Avengers is set to hit theatres on May 4, 2012!

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Is This Finally The End For The Simpsons?

Posted on 05 October 2011 by Christian

We don’t cover tv’s longest running sitcom too regularly here but with Fox threatening cancellation after this season ends we feel it’s worth reporting on. Click for the details..

The Simpsons is a true phenomenon. Not only is it tv’s longest running sitcom (and an animated one at that) but it has graced pretty much every medium and paraphernalia known to man including clothing, lunchboxes, stamps, DVDs, a feature film, video games and of course comic books. Loved by all for a time, many now feel that the show has run its course and is simply not as funny as it used to be. However you feel about it the fact remains that it is still Fox’s biggest money spinner and now it seems like the show may finally be cancelled due to a money dispute between them and the show’s main voice cast. Doh?

From The Daily Beast

The reason is a negotiating impasse between the studio and the six principal actors who voice the beloved characters on the animated series that hilariously satirizes middle-class Midwestern angst.

Difficult bargaining is nothing new for the show, which was created by James L. Brooks and Matt Groening. Fox studio execs have occasionally threatened to replace uncooperative cast members with sound-alike actors. But for the first time in nearly a quarter century of haggling, the executives have insisted that if the cast doesn

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Trailer For Toronto After Dark Film Festival Selection VS, Featuring X-Men: First Class’ Lucas Till

Posted on 05 October 2011 by Christian

Take a look at this trailer for the independent superhero film, Vs. featuring Jason Frost, James Remar (Dexter) and Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class).

The film is described as, “Kick-Ass meets Saw, and follows “four superheroes that find themselves abducted by their arch nemesis and are forced to compete in a series of challenges in order to save an abandoned town full of kidnapped innocent civilians.”.

James Remar (“Dexter”) and Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) star.

I have to say that’s an excellent premise. Imagine your favorite DC or Marvel superheroes put in a similar situation and you’d probably have a smash hit on your hands.

Also, be sure to check out the indy film I posted yesterday featuring another X-Men: First Class Star, Jason Flemyng. This one was absolutely superb!


 

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is a showcase of horror, sci-fi, action and cult cinema held annually in Toronto, Canada at the Bloor Cinema. The festival premieres a diverse selection of feature-length and short-films from around the world including new works from Asia, Europe and North America.

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Official First Look At Marvel’s The Avengers! ***Update*** More Pics

Posted on 29 September 2011 by Christian

Finally…Entertainment Weekly has revealed our first official look at Joss Whedon and Marvel’s upcoming comic book adaptation The Avengers featuring six main characters on the cover. Check it out!

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel

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Comic News: First Look at Incredible Hulk #1

Posted on 29 September 2011 by Christian

Marvel Comics is previewing the first issue of Incredible Hulk, which is written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Marc Silverstri, which is being billed as unlike anything readers have seen before.

Says Marvel, “It

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New Trailer For The Walking Dead Season 2 Hits!

Posted on 29 September 2011 by Christian

A new trailer for the season 2 of The Walking Dead has been released, more like a short version of the first trailer mixed with a few scenes from the Tv spots, but it’s worth watching.

The new season of The Walking Dead starts with a 90 minute event on AMC at October 16, 2011!

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Even More Photos from The Dark Knight Rises Set Featuring Catwoman, Batman, & the Batpod

Posted on 27 September 2011 by Christian

Picture of Anne Hathaway in the cat suit embracing Bale, the caped crusader during some down time. Also, new pictures of Catwoman’s stunt double in action on the Batpod.

 

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Garly Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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COMICS: First Look At The Savage Hawkman

Posted on 27 September 2011 by Christian

This is one of DC’s New 52 we haven’t seen too much from yet. Hawkman is not a very popular character, but can Tony Daniel and Philip Tan change all that? Check out the 4 page preview..

Carter Hall

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COMIC NEWS: Wolverine & The X-Men Covers 1 & 2

Posted on 27 September 2011 by Christian

This October, Wolverine heads up a brand new crew of X-Men in the oversized debut of Wolverine & The X-Men #1 from writer Jason Aaron and artist Chris Bachalo, in which the Hellfire Club makes their next move.

With covers by Bachalo

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Marvel Studios 2014 Plans. Who, What, And Just Cause…

Posted on 23 September 2011 by Christian

What are the potential films that Marvel could release in 2014 and which projects currently in development make sense for the May 16, 2014 release date.

Recent interviews with Chris Evans [Captain America] have revealed that the inevitable sequel to the smash summer hit will likely come in 2014. Furthermore, Evans revealed that Cap likely won’t cameo in any of the post-Avengers sequels due to the structure of his contract. Also, I think because The First Avenger is a period movie, having Steve Rogers cameo in Iron Man 3 or Thor 2 would seriously screw up the continuity of Marvel’s films [looking at you Fox]. With one 2014 movie being released May 16, 2014, just two weeks after the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man and another on June 27, 2014, it’s safe to assume that the Cap sequel will be the movie released on the 27th in order to capitalize on the following weeks Fourth of July holiday. So that leaves the May 16, 2014 release date as the big mystery. What could Marvel Studios possibly be planning that could match the hype and fanfare that Spider-Man will surely bring?

Well this past summer has seen a lot of news and developments come out of Marvel regarding their plans for life beyond Hulk, Captain America, Iron-Man, and Thor. Back in August we were told Marvel just had the Doctor Strange script delivered by Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. Beginning in March of this year, the number of actors coming out and expressing interest in Luke Cage has to mean that this one is coming down the Marvel pipeline soon. Also in August, we were all somewhat stunned to learn that Guardians of the Galaxy were suddenly in active development at Marvel Studios. Back in April, Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright also joined the dubious “in development” game when they moved their thimble a few paces past GO by handing in their second draft of the Ant-Man script. Lengthening the the growing list of Marvel movies in development, was the news that Raw Leiba recently met with Marvel about reportedly portraying Black Panther rogue, Erik Killmonger. Oh, and don’t forget those Namor The Sub-Mariner teasers that have been carefully sprinkled in Iron Man 2.
Based on these developments, we have a current list of potential Marvel movies containing:

  • Ant-Man
  • Black Panther
  • Doctor Strange
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Luke Cage
  • Namor The Sub-Mariner

Of course, there is also the possibility that Marvel could be planning a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie to spin-out of The Avengers or maybe even another Hulk movie. But more than likely, the other 2014 movie will be based on one of the character listed above. The character that makes the most sense here is Black Panther. He’s a character with a deep history and has strong ties to the Avengers which would work well with Marvels apparent plan to have individual character story-lines all weave back towards assembling an Avengers team. Plus, you can’t follow a movie like Spider-Man with a risky character that the general populace isn’t overly familiar with. If Marvel continues to follow their current plan for the Avengers sequel, then Black Panther makes the most sense out of all the movies currently in development. Of course if certain rumors prove to be true, then Guardians of the Galaxy also would make sense for Marvel but that’s a step in breaking away from the Avengers formula. Instead of a solo hero movie that leads back to a second Avengers film, the Guardians of the Galaxy already contains a team element, one that’s as different from the Avengers as apples are to oranges. What’s smart about this approach is that it truly opens up story line possibilities for Marvel to go beyond Earth and beyond it’s interwoven earthbound stories. What would be extremely cool, is if Marvel started a totally different space continuity, completely independent but running concurrent to what’s happening with Cap, Thor, Hulk, etc. You could then have the space storyline and earthbound storyline all come together for one seriously monumental cinematic comic book movie event. At the same time, it would be a neat mechanism for escaping the tight constrictions continuity places on the director and script writers who have been quietly voicing complaints ever since Marvel saw a golden opportunity with a harmless, last-second cameo in Iron Man. Speculatively speaking, the wonderful continuity Marvel has created has probably also cost them the directorial vision of both Jon Favreau and Kenneth Branagh, maybe even Brian Kirk. Continuing on this path, the creative constraints of continuity are probably the reason Marvel’s looking to bring in young, relatively inexperienced directors for their upcoming projects. Directors who won’t have the successful back-history to balk at heavy studio influence of how stories must unfold and what subplots have to be included. But that’s a different conversation all together and it’s just my personal musings.

With Iron Man 3 [May 3, 2013], Thor 2 [July 26, 2013 release date] coming out a year after the Avengers and Captain America set for a 2014 release date, we can rest assured that the other 2014 film won’t be one of the big 3. While there’s still a chance that the Avengers will setup the Hulk to steal the show and use that momentum to steamroll him into another solo film, it’s really unlikely given the past financial figures and overall critic/fan perception of the last two attempts. It’s looking like Marvel will be introducing a new hero in 2014 and it’s someone that has the potential to derail or invigorate the Marvel Studio superhero franchise. Which of the above heroes has the following and origin story to handle that pressure?

As for the other potential movies on the list, I’ll leave it to you guys to argue the merits and detractions of releasing them in 2014 below, in the comments section. Sound off in an orderly and civilized fashion!

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PRESS RELEASE: IDW Announces Transformers: The Death Of Optimus Prime!

Posted on 23 September 2011 by Christian

IDW Publishing and Hasbro held a press conference call yesterday to present the future of Transformers comics – one which apparently won’t include the iconic leader of the Autobots…

In stores this December, IDW is proud to announce TRANSFORMERS: THE DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME, setting a whole new direction for the AUTOBOT leader and the TRANSFORMERS comic book universe.

IDW

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COMICS: Behold the Mighty!

Posted on 15 September 2011 by Christian

Marvel.com has revealed the saviors of the Marvel Universe coming out of the big “Fear Itself” event.

It looks as if Fear Itself will have hope after all in the coming of “The Mighty”. This group consists of some of the standard “A”-listers in the Marvel Universe with a couple of exceptions.

From left to right – Ms. Marvel, Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Wolverine, Red She-Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Spider-Man. It looks as if these guys will save the Marvel Universe from “Fear Itself”!

Expect to pick up issue #7 of Fear Itself, October 19, at comic book shops everywhere!

FEAR ITSELF #7 (AUG110568)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by STUART IMMONEN
Colors by LAURA MARTIN
Inks by WADE VON GRAWBADGER
FOC

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Man of Steel’s Metropolis Set Photos and Brief Scene Description Involving Lois Lane

Posted on 13 September 2011 by Christian

The most interesting photo is of the Metropolis Police cruiser with a message in Latin that translates to, “Truth and Justice.” No American way?

Courtesy of Superman: Man of Steel (2013) Facebook Page

 

From Shawn Z – Filming of Metropolis scene outside the Hyatt. Reported that Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne were on set. Extras were runnng, papers and cases were blowing all over, then people stop and look up.

Man Of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Julia Ormond, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne with Christopher Meloni and Harry Lennix, the reboot is slated for theaters June 14th, 2013!

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FAN ART: Awesome Pics Of TMNT Characters As You’ve Never Seen Them

Posted on 13 September 2011 by Christian

Check out this pretty damn amazing character art from Dave Rapoza featuring all of your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters looking very hardcore indeed..

Now anyone familiar with the original incarnations of the TMNT will know that they started off much less kid friendly than they ended up, but I think these scary looking bastards might be taking it slightly too far! Still, very impressive work. Along with the main characters of Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Splinter, Shredder, April O’Neil and Casey Jones we have Bebop, Rocksteady, Slash, Baxter Stockman, Wingnut with Screwloose, Metalhead and a Foot Soldier. You don’t need me to point out who is who do ya?:)

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Is the Locke and Key series coming to a cable network near you?

Posted on 08 September 2011 by TH3 No08

Fans of the Locke and Key comic were pretty disappointed when word came out that Fox was planning on passing on the pilot for the show. Well good news for people hoping to see it get picked up as Deadline reports that the series based on the Joe Hill penned graphic novel could end up at MTV. The pilot written by Josh Friedman and directed by Mark Romanek was produced by 20th Century Fox, who ultimately decided to pass on the project due to the cost of producing the series. Subsequent screenings of the pilot at San Diego Comic-Con were so well received that a DVD of the project eventually ended up in the hands of MTV programming chief David Janollari, who liked it enough to warrant meetings. So keep those fingers crossed that it may see the light of day soon. Until then enjoy the trailer that has every so excited for this series.

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Kevin Smith’s comic book store gets a reality show

Posted on 01 September 2011 by TH3 No08

Fans of Kevin Smith and the comic book world now have a reality show to look forward to as Kevin Smith has signed a deal with AMC to produce a reality show based around the comic book store he owns called “Jay and Silent Bob

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The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer in HD!

Posted on 20 July 2011 by Christian

Here it is folks, the High Definition Trailer of the Amazing Spider-Man. Are you still hyped? Or even more? Or do you still think this is an empty web-capsule?

Here you go:

What did you think? Well, we get a much better view on some of the scenes and the first person sequence can now be seen in high definition.

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New Batman Live Trailer

Posted on 20 July 2011 by Christian

Watch a new TV trailer for the world-touring Batman Live show. Looks like Batman meets Cirque du Soleil.

Based on an original story being created exclusively for the show, Batman Live is a theatrical extravaganza of thrilling stunts, acrobatic acts and illusions. Never before has Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum been brought to life on stage in a more visually exciting way. Join Batman and Robin as they battle their nemesis The Joker and other super-villains such as The Riddler, Catwoman, The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, set on destroying Gotham City.

[comicbookmovie]

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