‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cross Branding Continues In New Animated Series and Disney Infinity Game Pack

- 07-29-14Comics, TV, Videogames Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Marvel Studios have demonstrated they have the tools, talent and know how in delivering quality super hero movies – comic to screen adaptations that service fans and appeal to mass market audiences. It took their partnership with Disney, however, to be champions of the market place. The house of mouse has allowed Marvel to become a powerhouse in brand recognition across all demographics, well beyond the original target audience of 20 something year old’s livin’ in their parents basements.  This is largely in part to extending properties across multiple platforms and revenue streams. Marvel makes a hit movie… and ready are the mountains of merchandise, new animated series, video games and more.

With Guardians of the Galaxy garnering more and more attention lately – damn near reaching critical mass – from eager and cheerful fans, you can bet Marvel/Disney are ready to keep the tidal wave of excitement and subsequent profits going.

Waiting in the wings of the films August 1 release, comes a new animated series and a Disney Infinity video game add-on. Both of which are sure to please fans and keep the property pulsing. (more…)

Actor Paul Bettany Talks ‘Avengers 2′ And Becoming Vision

- 07-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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The shippers for Vin Diesel playing the Vision in Marvel‘s future blockbuster Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron can now relax because Paul Bettany has been cast in the role. Formerly the voice of Iron Man’s automated sidiekick J.A.R.V.I.S., Bettany will get a chance to flex his muscles (or lack thereof) in green and yellow spandex. The true details of Tony Stark’s ace becoming too self-aware are sparse, but in the comics, the Vision was created by the psychotic Ultron. But with no Hank Pym around to invent the crazy robot, we’re all blaming Stark, which leads to Ultron creating Vision anyway. This really sounds confusing. Good thing our friends at Super Hero Hype sat down with Mr. Bettany to make some sense of all this! (more…)

Chris Pratt Surprises Theater Full Of Kids At Special ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Screening

- 07-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There are train wreck celebrities, and then there are celebrities who get it. Chris Pratt is certainly positioning himself to be one of those celebrities who get it. Those that handle their fame and their interactions with fans in such a way that only make us love them more. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that Robert Downey Jr. is conducting some secret Marvel Celebrities Camp. Pratt recently exhibited this lovable celebrity trend when he surprised a theater full of kids at a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for Variety, the Children’s Charity of New York, and Children of Promise. It must have been a magical evening for those kids. (more…)

Wildcat Is The Latest DC Comics Character To Join the ‘Arrow’ Crew

- 07-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you thought season three of CW‘s Arrow would be full enough with the likes of Ras al Ghul, word is making the Internet rounds that Arrow has added a new superhero to its ranks with the casting of J. R. Ramirez (Emily Richards, MD) as Wildcat. What’s this mean for the show? (more…)

SDCC14: Those Fabulous Batman Capes & Cowls You Might Have Missed

- 07-29-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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We all got excited to see the Cape and Cowl that Ben Affleck will be wearing in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice when SDCC14 opened last Thursday. What a lot of us overlooked were that other Batman Capes and Cowls from DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and Vice Magazine‘s twenty artist Cape/Cowl/Create event promoting the soon to be released Batman: Arkham Knight video game. (more…)

Air Date For Netflix Series ‘Daredevil’ Hits The Radar

- 07-28-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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With the insanity of Comic Con in our rear-view mirrors, it’s back to business as usual in the geek news reporting world. This bit comes from last weekend’s panel headed by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. Tagging along were writers Mark Waid and Dan Slott, all fielding questions concerning Daredevil’s 50th Anniversary. Eventually the grilling leaned toward what they and Netflix were planning to do with the upcoming 13-episode television series. Now, we’ve all heard the news about Double-D taking on a “gritty” feel with a 70′s New York City flair. But there was never any mention of when the show was expected to air. Up until now, anyway. (more…)

New ‘Sin City’ Trailer is NSFW and BTTB

- 07-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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That’s “Bad to the Bone” in case you’re scratching your head. Yes, here we have another relic from Comic Con weekend in the form of a new trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and yes, it’s definitely NSFW (Not Safe For Work). There’s some discrete nudity, swears galore and lots and lots of violence. The new film from co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, looks like it’s ripe to pick up where the 2005 left off with all the bad guys and bombshells of Basin City (AKA: Sin City) trying to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other. Meaning? Let’s roll the clip. (more…)

Holy Chinichangas!!! ‘Deadpool’ Movie Test Footage

- 07-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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A little over two years ago, back in 2012, Deadpool creator Rob Leifeld hinted to fans that there was test footage made for an “R” rated Deadpool movie with Ryan Reynolds. He described the footage, but no one really knew if he was telling the truth, or just pulling our collective legs. Now we know! Watch it quick before FOX or Marvel get it taken down! (more…)

All The ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Props From SDCC14

- 07-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There was so much information pouring out of SDCC14 this year that it was hard to keep up with even the big announcements let alone all the smaller sometimes much cooler things that people who attended the convention saw. In the next couple of days we’ll be picking up the pieces and bringing you some of those items that might have flown below your SDCC14 radar. First up is all those Marvel-ous props from Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. (more…)

SDCC14: Check Out the Hot New ‘Flash’ Promo Spot

- 07-27-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If it’s one thing that SDCC has been rife with, it’s footage from upcoming movies and television shows. One show that didn’t get left out is CW’s upcoming Flash series. They let loose with a promo spot that, while it has little to do with the actual plot of the series, is still a bit of fun none-the-less. Scroll on to check it out. (more…)