Call The Leak Squad! ‘Batman v Superman’ Teaser Is Ready And…”Batman Heavy?”

- 10-23-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Kevin Smith likes to refer to the Frank Miller version of Batman from ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ as “Fat Batman.” So I found the image above to be very appropriate when referencing the term “Batman Heavy.” But in the meantime, let’s talk about this teaser trailer. Now that The Avengers have everyone talking, stepchild DC/Warner Bros. understandably wants in on some of that comic book movie chaos. All of a sudden there’s talk about a teaser/trailer starring our ‘World’s Finest.’ One actually appeared at San Diego Comic Con months ago. This one is reportedly starring Batman. In a Superman movie. Which is just ‘Justice League Lite.’ Check out the video, shot bootleg from inside an orgasmic geek’s armit. (more…)

Edward Norton Is Singing A Different Tune About Why He Left The Marvel Universe

- 10-23-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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I didn’t like director Ang Lee’s ‘Hulk’ because it was boring and the title character should’ve never grown substantially in size the angrier it got. That was just one of many Lee mistakes, though star Eric Bana was fine as Bruce Banner. I was, however, thrilled to see Marvel take back the rights and create a better movie with Edward Norton. That’s not saying much because it still wasn’t great. Just better. But bad blood seemed to boil within the comic camp and issues concerning creativity between star and studio hit the news. Ugly words were said, Norton and Marvel would disastrously part ways. With Oscar buzz about his recent performance in ‘Birdman,’ Norton’s doing interviews and giving a very whitewashed version of why he let the MCU ship sail without him. (more…)

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Is Out Of The Bag, What Should Marvel Do Now?

- 10-23-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last night a lot of Disney and Marvel‘s marketing plans spectacularly blew up in their faces on the Internet. The original plan was to bolster Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S.‘s lackluster viewer ratings with an exclusive first look at Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. When a low res version of the trailer was leaked online, Disney and Marvel made the decision to release the high res trailer immediately. Now that the cat is out of the bag almost a full week before the scheduled tie in, will Disney and Marvel make another bold move and show fans different or additional footage during Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (more…)

James Spader Clips Ultron’s Strings in New Interview

- 10-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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After last night’s leak, and eventual official release by Disney of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was supposed to be aired for the first time next Tuesday during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers fans have a lot of new Avengery things to discuss. Just getting a good look at the big screen version of Ultron played by James Spader would have been more than enough for most fans in one week, but now we’ve also got a few interesting comments Spader made about Ultron in a recent interview. (more…)

Here’s A Rumor About Who Andy Serkis Is Playing In ‘Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron’

- 10-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Hello everyone! Hope you all slept well. I assume you did, what with all the tranquilizing multiple orgasms going on across the planet, thanks to the leaked trailer of ‘Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron.’ I hope it was as good for you as it was for me. It was filled with tantalizing imagery and provided us with lots of questions (aside from why did Thor’s hammer bounce?)  Site Master Luke took to Facebook to immediately ask you all for theories on who Andy Serkis may have been playing in his split-second appearance. It continues to be a mystery, as he got more snarky answers than substantial theories. The internet is like that and you have to have a thick skin. But it will eventually do right by you, and some smart detectives were able to build on an existing idea thanks to that revealing shot of the motion-cap maven…
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Quicksilver Invading Future X-Films, Possibly Even Solo

- 10-23-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If you’re a fan of X-Men: Days of Future Past, then you likely got a kick out of Evan Peters’ portrayal of one of the fastest men alive, Quicksilver. Apparently, he charmed his way into audience’s hearts enough that 20th Century Fox is feeling like he needs more screen time. And while we could all expect him to make at least a cameo appearance in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, it seems as if he may be getting his own solo flick as well. Read on for the juicy details. (more…)

‘Goodfellas’ Actor Files $250M Lawsuit Against ‘The Simpsons’ For Using His Likeness

- 10-22-14Cartoons, Film, TV, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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Ever been watching a cartoon, and a character comes on and you think: “HEY! He looks a little like my neighbor Dave!”

Well, get Dave on the phone asap–because apparently that resemblance could be worth a quarter of a BILLION dollars.

At least, that’s what Frank Sivero–the actor who played Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese‘s Goodfellas–believes. It seems he thinks Frankie Carbone’s most likely coincidental resemblance to a third-string Simpsons character (we’re talking like a level or two below Bumblebee Man) means Twentieth Century Fox owes him $250 million. More on this delusionary insanity after the jump: (more…)

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Leaks! [UPDATE: Official Trailer and Poster Released]

- 10-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s only one of the most anticipated movies of 2015. It’s also one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. Fans at San Diego and New York Comic Con have been lucky enough to see some of this already, but the wait was soon to be over, as last night it once announced that the next installment of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would feature the premiere of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Of course, as these things go in the modern age with the internet and all – Surprise! – this puppy leaked early. So if you have no impulse control and an itchy clicking figure, dig in now for your first look at the all new adventure of Marvel’s premiere super-team.

UPDATE: Marvel has thrown up their hands and gone ahead and released the official trailer, along with first official poster.

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Was Warner Bros. High When They Greenlit The Budget For ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy??

- 10-22-14Books, Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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It cost over 3 times as much to make ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy than it did ‘Lord Of The Rings.’ I know they’ve got awesome weed in that fantasy universe, but who knew it would be so goddamned expensive?? When news got out that crazy man Guillermo del Toro signed to direct ‘The Hobbit,’ fans were mildly okay with it but wanted Peter Jackson instead. The studio wanted him too. But Jackson was busy, and compromises were made. Hands were shook, del Toro quietly exited, and boom – the king returned. Well, they must’ve wanted him something powerful because the budget Jackson ended up with could rebuild Metropolis after ‘Man Of Steel’ left it crumbled. Wait, I’m mixing genres here. That Shire mary jane must be getting to me. Let’s all get stoned just from talking about how much freakin’ money went into this wholly average production. (more…)

Ray Fisher Had No Clue Cyborg Would Also Get a Stand Alone Movie

- 10-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Sometimes Hollywood plays its movie cards so close to the vest that even the actors involved don’t find out the exact details until the last-minute. Sure, they sign multi-picture deals for big ensemble movies, but apparently Ray Fisher had no idea that along with appearing in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and a couple of Justice League movies that his character Cyborg would also be getting his own stand alone movie. (more…)