Looks Like Neil Gaiman ‘Sandman’ Adaptation Is Still On!

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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It is a safe bet that fans of Neil Gaiman’s comic masterpiece Sandman have been waiting on any news of the new movie being developed over at Warner Bros. that they can get.  After Joseph Gordon-Levitt took the initiative and decided to take the project on as director (he will also likely star), news has been pretty non-existent, not a great sign to those who have followed ever project that the series has almost spawned.  Thanks to a great interview with Moviephone, JGL has given fans a reason to breathe a little easier. (more…)

Check Out the Trailer for ‘DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four’

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Long before Tim Story brought his mediocre vision of The Fantastic Four to the big screen, there was a man with a different sort of vision. That man is Roger Corman and he had, back in 1994, designs to produce his own Fantastic Four movie. That movie was eventually scraped and put into a dark warehouse somewhere to be forgotten, but the fascination with it continues to this very day. Hence the arrival of a documentary called DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four. Now you can check out a 3 ½ minute sneak peek of this documentary below. (more…)

Evangeline Lilly’s Looking Wasp-ish. Should We Beware Her Sting?

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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When Evangeline Lilly was cast in ‘Ant-Man,’ everybody thought she was a great pick to play Janet Van Dyne’s Wasp, the comic book founding member of the Avengers. Then, news broke out that she would actually be playing Hope Van Dyne, Janet’s and Hank Pym’s daughter (some sites are calling her Hope PymIMDB isn’t doing either). We all started to wonder who would be playing the Wasp in that film, especially when it was reported that Janet, if alive, would be a senior citizen by then. It started to make some kind of sense that Marvel Studios would choose against plotting Hank and Jan’s relationship because it had some very dark clouds above it. But fans still wanted their Wasp and it wasn’t looking like we were gonna get her until today. (more…)

Frank Miller Laughs At Nolan’s Dark Knight

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Frank Miller is known for being a writer that commands an almost “genius” status.  His work on Daredevil back in the 80’s is the stuff that legends are made from and his Sin City and 300 comic book properties have been made into movies that are jaw-droppingly beautiful and  stylish – artistic in all of the right ways.  In other words, when Miller speaks, many people listen, and with good cause.  His recent remarks regarding one of the most popular characters that he has worked on, however, may have a few fans scratching their heads. (more…)

James Bond Actor Could Have Played Batman for Burton

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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At this point, Batman is the American equivalent of James Bond with eight actors having donned the cowl (SDCC footage and moody grey snapshots give Affleck full membership status prior to the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), but if Pierce Brosnan had less defined opinions about grown men in their underwear, his career could have gone in an entirely new direction. Yes, Pierce Brosnan could have starred in Multiplicity(more…)

‘The Death of Superman Lives’ Lives with New Trailer, But Needs More Money

- 08-20-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Younger nerds may not know this, but there was once this thing called “Superman Lives.” It was based, however roughly, on the “Death of Superman” story arc from 1992/93 and was primed to be the smash hit of the summer of 1998, in theaters, in time, for Superman’s 60th birthday. It was also supposed to be the Man of Steel’s epic return to cinemas, 12 years after the epic failure of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Of course, Superman Lives was an epic failure in its own right, torn asunder by a rabid fan culture and a suddenly spending shy studio. And that’s where Jon Schnepp comes in. A veritable collector of Superman Lives lore, he decided to crowd fund a documentary to examine its making and eventual unmaking, and he needs a little bit more money to get the film in front of the eyes of fans… (more…)

Spider-Woman’s Butt On New Marvel Cover Is Causing Quite A Stir

- 08-20-14Comics, Featured Posted by Regina Lizik

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Butts are really in right now. Butts are all over movie posters and Instagram. While there’s something be said for appreciating the idealized human form, we need to step back and admit when we’re objectifying, rather than paying homage. Marvel’s “Spider-Woman #1” variant cover by Milo Manara crosses this line. (more…)

Adrienne Palacki is Joining ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as Mockingbird

- 08-19-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Adding to a kick ass heroine repertoire that already includes Wonder Woman and G.I. Joe‘s Lady Jaye, actress Adrienne Palacki is bringing her skills to a new role on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Who will she be playing? Well, I’ll assume you read the headline and say again that she’s playing Bobbi Morse, AKA: Mockingbird. The character was name dropped in Marvel’s TV panel at San Diego Comic Con, but what was at the time assumed to be an Easter egg is actually a major guest role for the fifth episode of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season. (more…)

Does ‘Batman v Superman’ Have a Flash in the Mix?

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been adding DC heroes left and right. The two titular characters are being accompanied by everyone from Wonder Woman to Cyborg, though how much of a role any given character will play remains to be seen. Now, the mysterious casting of actor Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave, Argo) may have just been spoiled and, you guessed it, he’s yet another face from the Justice League roster. Scroll on for all the rumory goodness. (more…)

Fans Cry For More Diversity From Marvel/Marvel Nods Head, Smiles

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Marvel’s Phase Three is full of speculation. There have been rumors and reports of a Black Panther movie in the works, but they always get brushed aside. Fans screaming for a Ms. Marvel or Black Widow standalone project get placated with hems and haws. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was and is still dominated by white males kicking ass with magical hammers and high tech armor while the one girl hides behind wreckage, shooting at super aliens with bullets. Everyone saw that coming and accepted it when Phase Two expanded on that foundation. Phase Three was the hope for forward movement. Yet, with ‘Ant-Man’ beginning production just yesterday and ‘Doctor Strange’ being the new flavor of the month, the likelihood of any minority representation taking the lead gets slimmer every day. But these concerns don’t fall on deaf ears. They’re just being worked on with idle hands. (more…)