‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Opening Scene Deets!

- 01-27-15Comics, Film Posted by James Iniguez

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Captain America, Thor, The Black Widow, Iron Man, The Hulk, and that guy with the arrows – together they are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Their combined forces have managed to keep a lid on plot details for their sophomore blockbuster attempt where they face the Ultron and the Olsen Twins (no, the other ones). However the Agents of N.E.R.D. B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S have managed to secure new details that could change everything we know about this clandestine sequel. My fellow nerds, many Bothans died for this information… (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ S1E13 – “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon”

- 01-27-15Comics, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The events of last week’s Gotham set a new stage for how the show might pan out over future episodes. The tables have turned for Fish and The Penguin, with the former boss on the outs with the big guy, Falcone, and her ex-whipping boy taking over her club. Gordon caught a super villain and was reinstated into the GCPD, so he’s back and ready to bust even more bad guys. All-in-all, it was one of the best installments of the show thus far, in both content and execution. So will ‘Welcome Back, Jim Gordon’ continue the trend or will all the energy that Ben Edlund mustered peter out? I’d have to say that things rolled along quite nicely, particularly with regards to character development. (more…)

Fox Confirms The Are Developing A Live-Action ‘X-Men’ TV Show

- 01-27-15Comics, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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We have information regarding the rumors about a live action X-Men TV series that Fox have been toying with. Initially, the problems with Marvel Studios owning the rights to some of the characters had us believing it was what it was: a rumor. As the pragmatics behind putting a show into production based on characters who are tied in a political ‘who-owns-what’ battle seemed like too steep a hill to climb for the network. However, talks have been had from both sides and it is looking slightly more probable now. (more…)

The Trailer for ‘The Fantastic Four’ Reboot Has Dropped!

- 01-27-15Comics Posted by Luke Gallagher

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With every new development from Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, the project is spiraling further and further from the source material. The characters super powered origins have been drastically changed.  Dr. Doom is no longer a ruler of a foreign country with hellbent vengeance against the world. Jonny Storm and Sue Storm are no longer brother and sister. Well, they are, they just no longer have the same birth mother. Johnny Strom (aka The Human Torch) is now black (played by Michael B Jordan) with Sue Storm being his white sister from a different mother.

Now, we’re not gonna churn up the “Johnny Storm is black!?” thing. This article is not about that.  We can acknowledge that having a white character be played by a black actor has some fans feeling indifferent but that really shouldn’t be  a point of concern as it happens a lot and usually works out just fine (see Idris Elba as Heimdell in Thor and Sam Jackson as Nick Fury in Avengers). Fans are just angry, that with all the changes, this is shaping up to be a Fantastic Four movie in name only.

But, now, a trailer for the movie has hit. Will it make all the doubters out there eat their words? You decide.
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Ryan Reynolds Says ‘Deadpool’ Is Going To Be The Movie The Fans Wanted

- 01-26-15Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Ryan Reynolds is at Sundance Film Festival bracing the cold and talking about the voices in his head, the ones coming from his pets and also how he intends to break the fourth wall all in a days work (it all sounds rather schizophrenic, but we’re referring to his new movie The Voices).

Following a couple of Box Office duds (Green Lantern, RIPD), the voices must be offering up a semblance of good advice since the next batch of films he has coming up – including the one he is at Sundance promoting Mississippi Grind – have been receiving mostly good reviews, and look set to make up for lost ground. On top of that, Reynolds starts filming the long awaited (eleven years to be precise), and very much anticipated spin-off/sequel to the dreadful Wolverine: Origins. So, hearing what Reynolds has to say regarding Deadpool‘s solo outing certainly offers up some reassurances for the fans. (more…)

Former ‘Doctor Who’ is Now The Purple Man in ‘Jessica Jones’

- 01-26-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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During his time as the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who, we frequently saw David Tennant as the tortured, but now it looks like he’s going to be the one to do the torturing. It’s been announced today that Tennant has been cast in the important role of Zebediah Killgrave, AKA: The Purple Man, on the upcoming Netflix series from Marvel Studios, AKA: Jessica Jones. It’s the first bit of casting to be announced outside for the series outside of star Krysten Ritter as the title character and Mike Colter as her fellow Defender and lover interest Luke Cage. But given The Purple Man’s role in the mythology of Jessica Jones, get ready to be afraid, very afraid, of everyone’s favorite modern Doctor. (more…)

Which Characters May Feature In Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Justice League Dark’

- 01-26-15Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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With Warner Bros. set on quickly expanding their DC Cinematic Universe, it comes as no surprise that more news is starting to surface regarding the future of Guillermo del Toro‘s movie adaptation of Justice League Dark. Having managed to juggle his fantastically busy schedule; writing and handing in a finished screenplay to the suits at Warner just before Christmas, this is by no means a transient money-grabber for the ever-proverbial workaholic. Guillermo has been working on the project alongside the studio for many years now, and it seems that both parties want to knock things into gear–or at least kick-start the creative engine. With no solidified release date in sight yet, we have news on potential characters who could be set to feature in the dark superhero franchise. (more…)

Luke Evans Ditches ‘The Crow’ Reboot To Pursue Other Projects

- 01-26-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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This sort of thing happens all the time in Hollywood, people slip in and out of productions, much like the normal person changes underwear or socks, but Relativity Studios might need to seek out the services of an Exorcist, because first they lost a director (F. Javier Gutiérrez), who was later replaced by Corin Hardy. Now they’ve lost their Crow star Luke Evans. (more…)

Gary Sinise & Others Join Even MOAR ‘Suicide Squad’ Casting Rumors

- 01-23-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Is it just me or is the casting of Suicide Squad starting to look like a revolving door of speculation on top of whispered rumors? Every time I turn around there’s a new story out about this actor or that actress. If three or more aren’t reading for the same unspecified role then two others are rumored to be leaving the cast. It’s a madhouse I tell you, a madhouse! So click on through to the Suicide Squad Casting Wing of Arkham Asylum and find out what all the crazies are yelling about. (more…)

‘X-Men’ Casting: Meet Your New Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey

- 01-23-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One of the most fascinating and frustrating things about the X-Men film series has been the casting. On the one hand they nailed it by recruiting actors like Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to play Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto respectively, but then fall flat bringing on Halle Berry to play Storm. I will submit that it may not be entirely Berry’s fault, and suggest that Storm never had much of a beefy role in the franchise (did she say more than three lines in Days of Future Past?), but through the glories of time travel, the X-Men franchise is looking to correct past mistakes (or missteps). Bryan Singer has announced the latest additions of the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, the new and younger versions of Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey. (more…)