Does Anybody Know When ‘Ant-Man’ Officially Goes Into Production? We Do.

- 08-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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With all the news of several guards being changed in and out, I halfway kinda thought this movie wasn’t gonna ever shoot. For the sake of beating the old “information dead horse,” let’s recap: 1. Director Edgar Wright had a baby named ‘Ant-Man’ and Marvel took the baby and gave it to Peyton Reed. 2. Cast members dubiously left the production and people were telling different reasons why. 3. The original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne wass reported DBO (dead before arrival). 4. Out with the old writers and in with the new. Yet despite my well-documented ability to count to four, all heads of the cast and crew have giving smiling interviews and appeared here and there with optimistic spirits. Looks like Reed’s A-Team is primed and ready, and he loves it when a plan comes together. (more…)

INTERVIEW: Creators & Cast of ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’

- 08-16-14Comics, Featured, Film, Interviews, Videogames Posted by Sarah Moran

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Earlier this week the latest DC Universe animated feature – Batman: Assault on Arkham – released digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray. This one, however, isn’t tied to The New 52 continuity DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ Animation are building with films like Justice League: War and the upcoming Throne of Atlantis, but is instead linked with the Batman: Arkham video game universe. While at San Diego Comic-Con I participated in roundtable interviews with many of Assault on Arkham‘s creators and cast: director Jay Oliva, producer James Tucker, writer Heath Corson, voice director Andrea Romano, and voice talent Kevin Conroy, Matthew Gray Gubler, and John DiMaggio. Hit the jump for their input on making Batman: Assault on Arkham! (more…)

Let’s Look At What Other Marvel Characters Might Show Up In ‘Ant-Man’

- 08-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Marvel‘s Ant-Man has certainly been through a lot of changes since that initial announcement years ago that Edgar Wright would be bringing Marvel’s smallest hero to the big screen. Now its got a new director in Peyton Reed, and changes to the script which brought about Wright’s sudden departure. What those script changes might be is still unclear, but when three writers (Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer, and Gabrial Ferrari) were brought on board after Wright left to work out script issues during filming, one has to imagine more than just a few tweaks. The earlier draft was rumored to include some flashback scenes with the Micheal Douglas Hank Pym characters. Will that scene remain and what Marvel characters might it include? (more…)

Yup. Mickey Rourke is Still Pissed at Marvel

- 08-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s worth remembering that before the recent brouhaha about Edgar Wright and Ant-Man that this episode wasn’t the first time that Marvel Studios has struggled in its relationship with talent. There was Terrence Howard‘s somewhat unceremonious replacement as James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the Iron Man movies, and there was that time Eward Norton‘s Bruce Banner suddenly looked a lot like Mark Ruffalo. But in in one specific case, it appears that bygones aren’t yet bygones. During a recent interview, actor Mickey Rourke re-affirmed that if he gets a collect call from Marvel, he will not be accepting the charges. (more…)

Is ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Daryl Dixon Gay?

- 08-15-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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This has been a hotly debated issue since the doldrums of season 2 of ‘The Walking Dead.’ Way back when Glen proved to us that anyone could get laid during the zombie apocalypse, there was Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier. He was a redneck woodsman with a knack for survival and she was an abused housewife with a need for being saved all the time. They became good friends despite the fact that she was obviously  throwing herself at the man. That was while sheriff Rick Grimes was making another baby with his wife Lori and loose cannon Shane let blond cynic Andrea jump up and down on him in a midsize. There was sex to be had on that farm, boys and girls. Yet the asexual backwoods badass was getting and chasing none of it. Series creator Robert Kirkman might know why. (more…)

Jason Momoa is Tired of Hearing About Aquaman

- 08-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Leo Johnson

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As someone who’s a part of Hollywood, Jason Momoa obviously has some thoughts on the industry. It also seems he’s not terribly afraid of voicing his discontent, especially when it comes to his as yet unconfirmed role as Aquaman vastly overshadowing his recent film Road to Paloma. Momoa not only starred in Road to Paloma, but directed it as well, obviously making it more of a personal investment than his rumored role as Aquaman. But fans just don’t seem to care all that much, which is what prompted him to take to Instagram and post the below picture:  (more…)

It’s Time To Watch Groot Get Down With His Funky ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Self – OH YEAH -SPOILER ALERT!

- 08-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Since earlier today I seem to have spoiled a Guardians of the Galaxy surprise with the Howard the Duck Post for those of you that just came out of a two-week coma, those returning from a couple of weeks in solitary for shanking their cellmate with a sharpen spoon handle, and that one guy that bought and drank a colossally large Diet Coke and although he gave it a valiant effort had to go pee right at the end of the movie and thus missed this GOTG scene, I am posting a spoiler alert right here, before the page break. (more…)

Ben Affleck Talks ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ & Fan Reactions

- 08-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Now that the initial fervor over Ben Affleck‘s casting as Batman in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice has died down, or at least reached a low simmer on the Internet, the unusually tight-lipped Affleck has begun to talk about his role in the movie and fans reactions. No matter where you sit on the Batfleck Fence, you should at least hear the man out. You might be surprised by his answers.  (more…)

James Gunn Explains How Howard the Duck Made It Into ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

- 08-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Long time Marvel fans that stayed around for the post credits scenes of Guardians of the Galaxy were delighted with the appearance of Howard the Duck, voiced by Seth Green. Stop. Don’t run off to comment about spoilers. The movies been out almost three weeks and if you Google Howard the Duck you get a ton of posts about the GOTG scene. It’s out there and well-known by now. This post credits appearance quickly led many fans to ask, “Will there be another Howard the Duck movie,” when they should have been asking, “How did Howard the Duck get into Guardians of the Galaxy in the first place?” (more…)

Does This Superman Villain [REDACTED] Have a Significant Part in ‘Batman v Superman’?

- 08-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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When it comes to upcoming comic book movies, there is often an eternal struggle that fans have to face. That being the urge to know every little thing there is to know about an upcoming or current production vs the desire to keep oneself distant of spoilers. More often than not, curiosity wins out. Resisting the urge to know what Hollywood talent and creatives are doing with long standing beloved characters is quite frankly futile. Insatiable fans (and of course us bloggers) pick up quotes, rumors, unofficial set photos, leaked footage and everything in between. Stringing it all together and letting speculation take hold. All for the purpose of prejudging an unfinished product of course. Some fans will cheer while others will rage. But hey, that’s all in the fun in reading (an in my case writing) about comic book movies. 

So, today’s hot rumor comes from an extra on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice who claims to know how Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor plays into the story. If true, these are some pretty big spoilers. Read on if you dare.   (more…)