Did ‘Suicide Squad’ Just Find Its Amanda Waller?

- 12-17-14Comics, Film Posted by jacqueline dwig

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One of the DC’s most understated and over debated head of teams, Amanda Waller, best known for her team leading skills in Suicide Squad, may have her leading lady after all. If you’re new to the whole Suicide Squad thing, depending on which medium you’re watching/reading she’s the skinny or wonderfully full figured alpha woman with her hand on the button ready to obliterate the team of super criminals sent to do the dirty work for the government. And now according to sources, she’ll have a place in the 2016 film. Read on through the break to How To Get Away with Being Amanda Waller… (more…)

Neil Gaiman Suggests Tom Hiddleston As Morpheus In His ‘Sandman’ Adaptation

- 12-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Neil Gaimans‘s The Sandman is still in the early stages of development, however, that isn’t stopping David S. Goyer (*shudder*), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gaiman from going full steam ahead with casting ideas in regards to the possible actors who could potentially play the lead role of the titular character – otherwise known as Morpheus. Recently, word on the street (…well, the word on the interwebs) was that Goyer and Levitt had been working on a script for the movie adaptation and Warner Bros. liked the draft they handed in. Also, following the news of the script, everyone involved sounded a little more upbeat about the project after a long period of worrying silence . Thusly, Gaiman, Goyer, and Levitt‘s enthusiasm is a real bonus to getting the project pushed along further; and maybe even fast tracked after the new year. (more…)

Tim Burton Thinks People Will “Get Sick Of” The Marvel Movie Formula…Huh?

- 12-16-14Books, Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Derek Robertson

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Tim Burton has been doing the promotion circuit for his new film Big Eyes – which, surprisingly, doesn’t star a dressed up idiosyncratic-characteristic Johhny Depp, or a gothic looking Helena Bonham Carter –  which is due to be released on Christmas day. Talking about everything from Beetlejuice 2 being closer than ever going into production, to how he has missed working with Michael Keaton, and now he has been talking about the superhero comic book genre and how much it has changed in the last 20 years. Burton, who isn’t usually one for too much controversy, has hit out with a belter of an opinion which will no doubt be splitting comic book fans and film fans down the middle. (more…)

‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Series Begins In Los Angeles

- 12-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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When AMC‘s The Walking Dead series spinoff was announced, one of the major questions fans had was: Where would it take place? The flagship series has been set in and around Atlanta, Georgia for the first 4.5 seasons. Fans were ready to see how The Walking Dead Zombie Apocalypse was affecting other parts of the country. Now we know that the as yet untitled spinoff series will start out on the West coast in Los Angeles. (more…)

Did Stephen Amell Tease Oliver Queen’s *[Redacted]?

- 12-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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If you haven’t watched the mid-season finale of Arrow yet, consider this your spoiler warning. Really though, if you haven’t watched it, and are reading this after reading the title of this post, then you probably deserve to get spoiled. We’re not going to do that though. Those of you who ARE up to date can click-through and check out some tantalizing information about the show’s future. (more…)

Oh Shiny! Get a Close-Up Look at Iron Man’s New Armor From Marvel’s ‘Age of Ultron’

- 12-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Going around the blogosphere today, is this Hot Toys 1/6th scale figure of Iron Man from Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Other sites have been toting it as “First Look at New Iron Man Armor from AOU”. Uh, excuse me, but wasn’t there a Age of Ultron trailer released a few weeks ago which got a billion or so views, and in it, multiple appearances/shots of the actual on screen Iron Man in armor? Release a toy, and now suddenly everyone cares? It befuddles me sometimes how certain things gain momentum around the net. Regardless, this is one of the best Iron Man toys submitted unto Nerddom and truth be told, it does give us our best close-up look at the new armor.  Have looksie after the break and file it under “stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t afford to have”.  (more…)

Looks Like The X-Men May Be Meeting The Fantastic Four

- 12-15-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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It really is incredible just how much information the hackers that hit Sony really gathered.  Some of the information may be old and moot by this point but much of the information stemming from the leaked emails seems to be fairly fresh, which makes this newest tidbit very interesting.  According to The Daily Beast, who claim to have “spent days and days sifting through hundreds of thousands of email correspondences between Sony execs”, it appears that Fox may be planning a huge crossover event that would feature both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. (more…)

Michael Keaton Floors Every Other Batman With Two Words

- 12-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Recently, when Christian Bale was asked how he initially felt when he heard about Ben Affleck taking over the role of Batman, he admitted that he harbored some serious FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). That’s understandable, as Bale turned in a terrific performance in Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy (despite the mixed reaction about the gravely voice), and being a method actor, he must have invested a lot of emotionally charged energy into the role of Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman. (more…)

Three Actors Up for The Ancient One in ‘Doctor Strange’

- 12-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Now that the important yet drawn out and tedious task of casting the titular character in Doctor Strange has been resolved – Another round of applause for Benedict Cumberbatch everyone!!! – we get to the real meat of the casting conundrum: who will play The Ancient One. Okay, so that may not be the most talked about bit of casting in the process seeing as how the man that teaches Strange all about his magical, mystical powers doesn’t exactly play a huge part in the story, but in the Marvel U there are no small parts, only small actors. To prove that old theater axiom, it’s been leaked that there are three very strong frontrunners to play The Ancient One. (more…)

James Gunn On Proposed ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ And ‘Avengers’ Crossover

- 12-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Ever since Marvel announced its release slate for the next five-years, everyone presumed it would eventually lead up to an Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy crossover. James Gunn has been asked about this numerous times as of late, especially while he has been on the promotional circuit pushing the Blu-ray and dvd release of his film. In interviews, Gunn always comes across as being very protective of the world and characters he has created in Guardians Of The Galaxy, so when there are ever any questions about a crossword within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he always seems  pretty despondent about the whole concept of the Avengers and the Guardians teaming up. However, given that they are the Guardians of the Galaxy; it would make more sense to give Gunn more time for the fans to explore his characters and their motives in more detail, and to explore the Galaxy that they are protecting. Therefore, it’s understandable at this point in time that Gunn‘s mindset is nowhere near, even contemplating how the crossover is going to come about at this point in time. After all, he has only just recently started work on the Guardians of the Galaxy 2.  (more…)