To recap, it was announced back in May that Justice League director Zack Snyder was stepping away from the film in order to take care of himself and his family after a personal tragedy. In his stead, Avengers filmmaker Joss Whedon was going to carry the ball down field to the end zone, but with the caveat that he was going to be handling some pre-planned reshoots that he was already preparing with Snyder before his departure. In other words, Whedon would be honouring Snyder’s style and choices in finishing the film. But what if that isn’t really the case? (more…)
Marvel Studios has long been a big presence at San Diego Comic Con, but in the last several years they’ve had to specialize. You can’t have one, big Marvel panel anymore, you’ve got to have one for the movies, and one for Inhumans, and yes, one for the Netflix series that fall under the general headline of The Defenders. The entire street-level hero team was on call at the con tonight revealing new footage, new details, and making new announcements. (more…)
There is a lot of excitement for the return of DuckTales later this summer. For people that remember the good old days of the Disney Afternoon in the late 80s and early 90s, it’s a nostalgic whiff of greatness that is sure to get a lot of people to tune on the name alone, forget the fact that almost everything we’ve seen so far says this is not you, or your parents’, DuckTales. You get a pretty good idea about how those new dynamics will play out in the clip below, a scene from the new series that takes you to that beloved Disney locale, under the sea! (more…)
If you were to make a list of the five must-see things at Comic Con, then Game of Thrones has got to finish somewhere on that list. Presently one of the biggest shows on TV in scope, scale and fanbase, those attending the Game of Thrones panel in San Diego were eager to get some insight as to where the show is going in its remaining 12 episodes, and a small army of cast members during the Q&A tried to tease them as much as decorum would be allowed. And speaking of teases, this new one-minute trailer for what’s coming up on the show is worth a look. (more…)
In the grand scheme of things, we’re basically getting a Pacific Rim sequel by the skin of our teeth; the original in 2013 made just enough money at the Chinese box office to tip it into profitability. Still, you wouldn’t have guessed that given the way Pacific Rim: Uprising is now being promoted. It’s almost as if it’s one of the most hotly anticipated sequels out there. Of course Pacific Rim has its fans, and they should consider themselves teased for what’s about to come next in the battle between giant robots and giant aliens. (more…)
Yesterday, Todd McFarlane promised big news about Spawn and the movie he’s been trying to make for years that bears that character’s name. From the sounds of yesterday’s Facebook Live announcement, McFarlane was bursting at the seams about the news he had, understandable given the amount of time, effort and energy he’s invested, but you could tell that this was going to be a little bit more serious than “I’m starting a Kickstarter!” Indeed, McFarlane just announced with Kevin Smith at San Diego Comic Con that he’s teaming with Blumhouse Productions to bring Spawn back to the multiplex. (more…)
You can’t keep a good monster movie franchise down. At least, that’s what the folks at Universal Studios would want us all to believe. Though their new “Dark Universe” didn’t kick off with as much fanfare as they would have hoped with this summer’s release of The Mummy, the studio that brought us all the original monster movies is moving forward with their plans, and they have announced who they are eyeing to take on the role of Van Helsing in an upcoming film.