What if God abdicated his throne, fled from Heaven, and chose to live among us on Earth? What supernatural or otherworldly phenomena would spawn if an angel and a demon were to have a forbidden tryst? What happens when a man of God gains the Almighty’s voice and can direct and command anyone at will? And when this individual, who has been cursed with this unexpected power over others, learns of God’s vanishing… how far will he go to confront his maker and demand some answers?
This is Preacher. (more…)
He was a storyboard artist on Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series, he created the opening sequence for Batman Beyond, he redesigned Catwoman’s costume to make it more functional for a master thief, and he captured the spirit of the Silver Age Justice League in the New Frontier graphic novel and animated movie. Darwyn Cooke‘s had a big influence on comic books and comic book-related media the last 25 years, but now he belongs to the ages. After yesterday’s surprising announcement that the writer and artist was battling a “bout with aggressive cancer” comes sad news today that he’s lost that battle. (more…)
Much news has come to light about the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine film recently. Along with the sad news that this will be the final outing for Jackman as the Canadian bad-ass, we had casting news just a few days ago. Now we have confirmation from producer Simon Kinberg on the movie’s rating as well as a few hints regarding the plot of the film. (more…)
Invincible Iron Man #9 is out and there’s a new Iron Man… I mean Iron Woman… wait, she hasn’t chosen a name yet, apparently she’s working on it. That’s right, Marvel is once again changing who’s in the suit, as they have done numerous times when Tony Stark has been injured, disappeared, or just to drunk to suit up. This time around though, Bendis, Deodato, and Martin are introducing a new character, not one of Stark’s established friends who suit up when needed. Want to get a look at the new Iron… person? (more…)
When it was announced that Season Two of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix would feature the “Daredevil vs The Punisher” storyline, fans went crazy with excitement. When Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal was cast as army veteran turned vigilante Frank Castle, even better. As we watched that season, most of the best parts did involve The Punisher and it was a refreshing take on the character. Bernthal’s performance was praised by audiences and critics alike. Not only was he the one man army that could take out groups of mobsters, or steamroll through an entire wing of prisoners with one knife, but he also had a sweet side and offered Karen Page advice as well as reflect on time with his dearly departed daughter. It was almost a foregone conclusion that he would get his own Netflix show. When first rumored that Punisher would get a show, it was immediately debunked by producers. However, it looks like we will be seeing more of Frank Castle after all. (more…)
The Flash is one of the CW Network’s biggest shows. The show not only pays close attention to the source material (of course it takes liberties here and there like most comic-to-TV/films do), but it also captures the feeling, wonder, and joy of the comic book series. Every week, the audience is treated to the adventures of Barry Allen, the fastest man alive and he uses The Speed Force to help save not only citizens of Central City but sometimes citizens of the world and beyond. The show is a part of the “Arrow-verse” on CW and recently included CBS’s Supergirl making it now the “Berlanti-verse.” The inter-connectivity of these shows is rivaled only by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s why it was a bit of a disappointment when Warner Bros announced that their DC Cinematic Universe would not be connected to any of their television shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham, and soon to be Krypton). The powers that be over at Warner Bros. would prefer that each medium is able to have their own separate characters and separate stories. When it was announced that there would be a Flash movie coming in 2018, some fans hopes were diminished when Ezra Miller was cast as Barry Allen, instead of Grant Gustin from the TV show. Producers promised that the TV show and film would be separate, and completely different takes on The Flash Character. That might not ring true if this rumored casting call sheet is real.
There was a time when a film based on a comic book character would get laughed out of Hollywood. Jump to present day and the film industry has become overly saturated with comic book films. Pretty much all of your favorite characters have, or will be racing onto the big screen in way or another as a result of the genre’s current popularity. The X-Men film franchise is partially responsible for the excitement and elevation of films based on comic book properties when the first film debuted in 2000. As soon as one mentions X-Men films, the first character that pops into your head is Wolverine. Not only is he one of comic book’s most popular characters, but he is also one of comic book film’s favorite characters. This is in no small part due to actor Hugh Jackman’s presence as our favorite mutant and that hardened six-pack doesn’t hurt either. His character has existed in pretty much all of the X-Men films (hopefully he’ll be in X-Men: Apocalypse as well) and has always been a crowd pleaser for fans of the films. However, for actor Hugh Jackman keeping in Wolverine-style shape for the 47-year-old can be taxing. Jackman indicated that the next Wolverine film (currently untitled) will be his last film. There are rumors that the film will borrow heavily from the Old Man Logan comic book storyline, and reunite him with Patrick Stewart, so it’ll be the “old school” X-Men characters/universe vs the First Class one. With Jackman bowing out of the franchise, something will be missing for fans. Who will replace the all-around badassery that Jackman had as Wolverine? What character could possibly fill in his shoes?
The one constant throughout the Star Wars films has been everyone’s favorite droid duo C-3PO, and R-2D2. Although the two spent most of The Force Awakens on the sidelines in favor of newcomer B-88, they still are very much a part of the heart and soul of Star Wars. They have gone on adventures with both Anakin Skywalker and his son Luke throughout both trilogies. When the promotional material for The Force Awakens first began to surface, there was a slight change in our favorite protocol droid’s appearance. No longer did he have his gold plating throughout his body. For some unexplained reason, C3PO was seen sporting a red arm on his left arm. Even though it was clear that he had a red arm, in typical C-3PO fashion, he spent some time to irksomely explain that he had a brand new red arm that everyone had to notice. While this was an interesting aesthetic, it was not explained at all during the film, it was just something that “happened” and now we’ll just have to get used to it. This left some fans to ponder: Why is his arm red? What happened? In typical JJ Abrams fashion, we didn’t get an answer… until now.
Fight Club was an instant cult hit in both literary and movie circles, with both its 1996 novel and 1999 movie gripping people all over the world. At the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, writer Chuck Palahniuk stunned fans with the news that he would be releasing a sequel in comic book form. (more…)
The big announcement coming from Emerald City Comi Con, pits three of the universe’s most feared figures against one another this summer in the ultimate science-fiction crossover battle: Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens! For fans of the 2012 sci-fi comic film-adaptation of Dredd starring Karl Urban, this Dark Horse Comics title featuring the one-man judge, jury and executioner, will quell the ache left behind from the lack of a sequel. Find out more after the jump