After Sony’s announcement that they’ll be making a stand alone Venom movie, fans had mixed reactions. But it seems they won’t stop at just Venom, it looks like they’re trying to go all-in on the Spider-Man spin-off business, as a film centered on Black Cat and Silver Sable is said to be in the works as well. The two characters, both adversaries and allies of Peter Parker, depending on the storyline, represent the studio’s desire to stay in the comic book movie business, even though their stable of characters is rather limited.
If this is is the first time you’ve heard Adi Shankar’s name, then sit down around the fire and let’s brush up on some history. Shankar served as executive producer on the 2012 Dredd movie, The Grey, and was the creative mastermind behind the over-the-top Power Rangers short that had people talking in 2015. In the 25-minute phone conversation we had with him, Shankar talked with us a bit on his most recently announced project “Castlevania”, the first season which is set to premiere later this year on Netflix. (more…)
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds crossing paths on the big screen as their characters in the Marvel Universe, Wolverine and Deadpool, respectively, has been a hot topic ever since the release of Deadpool. Of course, fans reached fever-pitch that the possibility was soon upon us last week, when rumors surfaced of Reynolds shooting a scene with Deadpool 2 director David Leitch for March’s Logan. This was immediately shot down by Logan director James Mangold, Reynolds, and Jackman. But they are definitely cooking something else up, according to other sources, and recent comments from Jackman and Reynolds discussing the possibilities and the desires to be X-characters on in the movies together has us all rather suspicious. Find out what they said after the jump.
As the nerd community worldwide mourns the loss of iconic Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia turned General Organa in Star Wars 7. The community at large has commemorated her spirit and uniqueness in a way that can only be described as magical. But after the passing of this icon this past Tuesday, the world was in shock at the passing of her mother Debbie Reynolds, acclaimed actress, just a day later. In hour hour of needed levity, a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII is released. See more after the jump.
M. Night Shyamalan‘s Tales From the Crypt reboot comes back from an early grave, but don’t get too excited yet, it may not have long on this TV earth. Reports have been circulating that the TNT series, which received the green light and a 10 episode order was in danger due to budget issues. It’s unclear if that’s a real problem, as now another issue has reared it’s head…rights issues. While TNT insists that the anthology series is still moving forward; it seems to be running into more and more roadblocks by the month. Will Tales from the Crypt Reboot ring in the new year or finally be laid to rest six feet under? Find out after the jump.
The Jim Henson Co. are the masters of puppetry, and it’s where the best in the business bring pieces of plastic and fabric to life and bring joy to children and adults alike. Between The Muppets and Sesame Street, generations have been touched by the work of these master puppet makers, and now they’re opening their doors to find the next great puppeteer.It shouldn’t surprise anyone, that after the success of their SyFy show ” Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge” they’ve decided to return to television with a show that introduces creators and their lovable creations to a world-wide audience. Find out more after the jump.
Sega Group’s production arm is expanding their business into other entertainment avenues ,and it starts will be starting with film.Earlier this week, they announced movement on “live-action and animation hybrid” for Sonic the Hedgehog and now the team has added is teaming with Fear the Walking Dead producer Circle of Confusion to produce of 80’s/90’s top Sega Original Titles. Find out more info after the jump.
Fast and the Furious producer Chris Morgan is rebooting their Universal movie monsters into a connected Universal Monsters cinematic universe that begins with Alex Kurtzman‘s The Mummy. I definitely wrote this reboot off, as soon as it was announced, I loved the orginal series and of course without the main cast making it what it was (*cue Brendan Fraiser memes*) I didn’t want to give much attention to it. Of course, I caught a glimpse of the trailer during my evening sit down of The Walking Dead and had to make my way over to watching this “teaser trailer” a few more times. Watch The Mummy Teaser trailer now after the jump.
We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure through the mire of Halloween goodies before we drown in eggnog and good cheer.
ABOVE: “Halloween, 2016” by Cassandra Calin; This piece definitely hits close to the belt as many of us probably saw our fair share of Quinzel’s running around. What’s a spooky gal to do?
“The Pipe” by Naolito is definitely creeptastic. What would happen if Mario never saved Peach? Well, I’m not sticking around to find out….Nooope!
Catwoman Vol. 4 #45 Variant Cover by Joshua Middleton! Trick or treating is a lot more fun when you’re a jewel thief.
“Man of Steel” by Dan Mumford This piece was an ode to Zack Snyder’s film and focused on the very last instant of Superman home’s planet, Krypton. We can see his mother in her last moments before the planet explodes around her, while the capsule containing little baby Kal El is ejected into space.
“Halloween from Hong Kong” by Tik Ka from East whose style inspired by the traditional « So Ha » art gives a brand new life to classic icons such as to Krueger, Mr Stay Puft, The Crow and their fellow pop culture compatriots.
“Darth Yoda”by Daryl Mandryk envisions the iconic Jedi master transformed into a merciless Sith!
“Famous Pumpkins” by Alby Letoy
Dreadful Whispers by theviljackass
Gives a whole new meaning to evil whispering over your shoulder. The first season/second season protagonist “The Devil” never makes a corporeal presence in the series, but if he did this take on the creature that persecutes Vanessa Ives would put me on edge, to say the least.
Hell-Venture Time! (Adventure Time x Hellboy) by John Polidora.
“The Great Pumpkin” by Nick Robles When The Peanuts stop playing nice and start getting real…real fourth-mouthed and gory! Killing the Great Pumpkin…what a twist!?!
“Alien Mass” by Andy Fairhurst
“Happy Halloween” by Alessandro Della Pietra
Now don’t forget we only have 360 days left until NEXT Halloween, so make sure to stock up on all the treats!
A new player has come on-board to breathe new life into Sony’s long-rumored video game adaptation of Uncharted. Joe Carnahan, who was previously set to direct from his own script, had to part ways with the project, due to his commitment to another Sony project, Bad Boys For Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. So the new addition has put the film on the fast track, check out who it is after the jump.