TV REVIEW: ‘Constantine’ – S1E1- “Pilot”

- 10-25-14Comics, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Constantine has a lot to live up to.  Not only does the series have to completely separate itself from the 2005 movie of the same name, which starred Keanu Reeves in the title role, but it also had to live up to the other DC television series’ that have debuted this year.  The Flash started out strong and continues to give fans plenty to cheer and Gotham has finally found its legs, so it almost seemed like too much to hope that Constantine could continue the run of well written, well produced comic book adaptations.  Now that the pilot has debuted, comic book fans everywhere can add Constantine to their list of favorite television shows because not only does the series live up to fanboy expectations, it surpasses them. (more…)

Will Lex Luthor Be Showing Up in ‘Suicide Squad’ Flick?

- 10-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Once again, we’re getting some rumors coming from the Warner Bros./DC camp of super hero films. This time around, it involves the ongoing casting for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie. We’ve already heard some crazy rumors about DC trying to get some seriously big-name stars to fill out the Squad. Now it looks like audiences may be seeing a lot more of Lex Luthor (aka Jesse Eisenberg) than they first suspected. (more…)

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Leaked? Marvel Says “Screw it! Let’s Air Additional Footage on Tuesday’s AOS!”

- 10-24-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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One might think that the powers that be over at Marvel would have been as bummed out as the Avengers in the picture above when their big Avengers: Age of Ultron marketing crossover plan for this Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode blew up in their faces. Nobody expected the trailer to be leaked almost an entire week early. At best we were hoping for a leak on Tuesday morning, wink-wink, say no more. We discussed what they might do in the trailer leak aftermath yesterday and it looks like we were right! (more…)

‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Responds to “Rick’s Still in a Coma” Theory

- 10-24-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Since everyone loved Gotham‘s crazy Cobblepot is really the Joker fan theory so much, how could we not bring you one of The Walking Dead‘s most persistent fan theories that says that Rick Grimes never woke from his coma and the entire Zombie Apocalypse is just a coma induced dream. This fan theory has been around for a long time. Even before The Walking Dead took to the television airwaves, back when it was just an unknown black and white comic book, I remember people discussing that this better not be a Coma dream in the end. Robert Kirkman finally decided to weigh in and settle the matter with a few tweets today. (more…)

Forget Movie! McFarlane Now Talking About New ‘Spawn’ Animated Series

- 10-24-14Cartoons, Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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You hear the words “Todd McFarlane” and “Spawn” you might think that you’re about to get a vague and random update about the live-action Spawn movie reboot. Not today. Today, McFarlane is shedding light in a not-so vague way on the in-the-works Spawn animated series reboot. Yes, there is a new Spawn animated series coming. The original ran on HBO for three years between 1997 and 1999. It was a hard-R rated animated series, and perhaps much more representative of the style and tone of the McFarlane comic book than the 1997 movie ever was. But can lightening strike twice so far as Spawn animated shows are concerned? Well, the concept art release so far leans in the direction of a definite “yes.” (more…)

That ‘Crow’ Remake No One Asked For Starts Production Soon

- 10-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Lather, rinse, repeat. You’ll find that on just about every bottle of shampoo you’ll ever buy. The Shampoo Instructions Urban Myth tells the story that during a meeting to improve sales, a clever employee added the word repeat to the original instructions of Lather, Rinse and doubled sales. Hollywood has its own Shampoo instructions, Make Movie, Make Sequels, Remake Movie. This time around producer Ed Pressman (American Psycho) is back with news about the upcoming Crow remake/reboot. (more…)

Ideas Deficit in Hollywood Continues with ‘Archies’ Series in Works at Fox

- 10-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Between The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, iZombie and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., comic books of all types are pretty well represented on TV right now. Compounding that are new series coming down the pipe, like the four Marvel Netflix series, Supergirl on CBS, and Powers on the Playstation Network. But something is amiss, maybe something representative of comic books that are not action/adventure, horror or super-powered oriented. If the word Archiejust popped in your mind – Congratulations! – your mind is exactly where Fox executives is. News broke earlier today that Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and the rest will be coming to small screens sometime in the future in a “bold, subversive” new take of the 50-year-old franchise. (more…)

Let’s Get Dangerous! With a New Colllection of BOOM Comics’ ‘Darkwing Duck Series

- 10-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One of the linchpins of the Disney Afternoon was the superhero series Darkwing Duck. A kind of mallard-ization of Batman and The Shadow, it followed the adventures of the masked-hero as he fought to protect St. Canard from a tremendous rogues gallery including Bushroot, Megavolt, Quackerjack and Steel Beak. Only 91 episodes were produced, but as these things go, there’s a wider world of Darkwing in comic books, and in the over 20 years since the show first premiered on TV, the Terror that Quacks in the Night hasn’t lost any fans, and has actually gathered new ones. The recent BOOM! Studios series proved that again, but the series came to a close when the deal between Marvel Comics and Disney was closed. With a surplus of heroes at Marvel Comics though, it seems an upstart publisher is game to bring Darkwing back, re-publishing old stories and printing brand new ones. (more…)

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Is Out Of The Bag, What Should Marvel Do Now?

- 10-23-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last night a lot of Disney and Marvel‘s marketing plans spectacularly blew up in their faces on the Internet. The original plan was to bolster Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S.‘s lackluster viewer ratings with an exclusive first look at Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. When a low res version of the trailer was leaked online, Disney and Marvel made the decision to release the high res trailer immediately. Now that the cat is out of the bag almost a full week before the scheduled tie in, will Disney and Marvel make another bold move and show fans different or additional footage during Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (more…)

James Spader Clips Ultron’s Strings in New Interview

- 10-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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After last night’s leak, and eventual official release by Disney of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was supposed to be aired for the first time next Tuesday during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers fans have a lot of new Avengery things to discuss. Just getting a good look at the big screen version of Ultron played by James Spader would have been more than enough for most fans in one week, but now we’ve also got a few interesting comments Spader made about Ultron in a recent interview. (more…)