This is puzzling. I mean literally, not as in I’m confused about what’s happening here. As we hit the halfway point of Day 1 at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Marvel is slowly peeling away this excellent concept art image from Avengers: Age of Ultron. When fans assemble for the Marvel Studios panel on Saturday, there will likely be some kind of Avengers news in the form of a reveal or a teaser trailer, but in the meantime, you can enjoy this slow reveal of the coming fight against the sadistic robot Ultron. (more…)
Adam A. Donaldson
Guillermo del Toro‘s a busy man these days; his new series The Strain has been enjoying a lot of positive feedback on FX, and he’s currently filmming his next big screen effort Crimson Peak. But because fans have long memories, we also want any and all details on stuff that might be developing, no matter how early, about upcoming work, like the sequel to del Toro’s 2013 hit Pacific Rim. Pacific Rim 2 was a surprise announcement last month, because a lot of the discussion about it till then was geared more towards the speculative. But now it’s full steam ahead, and while talking about his current projects, del Toro let slip a bit of detail about what might be coming, and where it might take place, in Pac Rim 2. (more…)
It starts now! Well, not now exactly. But later! San Diego Comic Con launches with preview night tonight, which means the next four days will be non-stop nerd news. Getting an early start on things is British actor John Boyega, whose already won the proverbial acting lottery by getting the lead role in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. That’s good enough, but is Boyega now preparing to make a lateral move to another Disney-owned property? Perhaps something with “Black” and “Panther” in the title? (more…)
What did I get myself into? The idea was simple: create of list of the most important Batman stories across all media – comic books, TV and movies. More than that, it should be a list of suggestions. If someone asked you about Batman having never engaged with the character before, where would you tell them to begin?
Easier said than done.
After a lot of hand wringing, soul-searching, and suggestion taking, the following list of 12 items spans Batman stories culled from the pages of several comic books to the celluloid dreams of his finest big and small screen adventures. They all tell us something about Batman, but they also tell us something about how to do Batman right, which is no mean feat in and of itself. Some of these choices may be obvious, some of them you may (vehemently) disagree with, but if you had never heard of Batman before, and were looking for a good place to start with your understanding of the man and his mission, can you really do better than these 12 items listed below? You be the judge. (more…)
As we count down to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, prepare for a full blown media assault: Videos! Posters! Press Junkets! Red Carpets! The whole Hollywood enchilada! Next on the hit parade an extended clip, a trailer promoting the IMAX version of the film, some character posters featuring the film’s myriad of villains, and images from the red carpet of last night’s world premiere. (more…)
Funny story. Remember last week when it was announced that Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci was hired to help shepherd the new Power Rangers movie to the big screen with the assistance of X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz? Well, Orci’s now saying that when this new Power Rangers flick arrives on the big screen, it will have a very important ingredient that will lead to universal success: continuity. “It’s got a continuity within the world,” says Orci. “I can’t tell you what, but it does have a continuity.” Which leads everyone who’s ever watched the series to say, “Power Rangers had continuity?” (more…)
Not going to San Diego Comic Con? Too bad, some of this fabulous art could have been yours if you were lucky/shrewd/early enough to get them. Featuring images from the fifth season of The Walking Dead and next summer’s blockbuster in waiting Jurassic World, these collectables will get fans mouths watering (or not, we nerds are so hard to predict). (more…)
It’s busy days for the man that manages the Marvel Cinematic Universe, producer Kevin Feige. Not only does he have his studio’s biggest gamble, Guardians of the Galaxy, hitting theaters in a few short weeks, but he’s got to stun the nerdy masses this coming weekend at San Diego Comic Con, which is pretty much his industry’s trade show. As usual, there’s a lot of rumor, speculation, and outright innuendo when it comes to anything from Marvel Studios, so Feige is once again playing rumor control, and setting the record straight on a couple of things, amongst them: fear of Edgar Wright, a future on film for Namor The Sub-Mariner, and the potential for franchise crossovers. Let’s get into it! (more…)
It seems like J.J. Abrams may have learned his lesson about his Kafka-esque paranoia about secret keeping after the debacle of Star Trek Into Darkness because he’s once again sneakily giving us a peek at a key prop in Star Wars Episode VII. Although the purpose of the video, like the last one, is to drum up support for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and Programs, Abrams has added a detail to make fans mouths’ water, your first look at the next generation of starfighter used by the Rebels/New Republic in Episode VII. (more…)
This past week during the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Geoff Johns, the executive producer of the new CW superhero series The Flash said that this series, following the weekly adventures of the Scarlet Speedster, would be the most faithful DC Comics-based TV show yet. Well, it wouldn’t be a faithful Flash series without his colorful rogues gallery, so the latest casting news from the show starts to fill out those ranks very early on the series. So who’s coming to take on The Flash? Let’s just say he’s about to put a freeze on Central City. He’s going to make the citizens chill out, and despite the best efforts of the police, they’re not going to put him in the cooler… Sorry. I’ve got a million of these. (more…)