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…)

FUNNY: Honest Trailers – ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

- 12-16-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Our friends at Screen Junkies  have submitted another entry in their ongoing Honest Trailer YouTube series. This time, they breath their fiery verbal quips and cynicism onto The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Before you say goodbye to Middle Earth with The Battle of the Five Armies, relive The Desolation of Smaug, the bloated second chapter in Peter Jackson’s mercilessly long Hobbit trilogy.  (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…)

Got 30K? Pimp Your DeLorean ‘Back to the Future” Style

- 12-16-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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While you may not be able to own a proper Back to the Future DeLorean that can make trips backwards and forwards through time, any owners of this rare and expensive car can do the next best thing. One customizing shop is offering the chance to have your DeLorean given the full treatment and turned into a kick-ass replica of Doc Brown’s ride. Wanna know more about the Pimp Your DeLorean deal? Then read on for all the info. (more…)

Is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ The Reason Paramount Pulled Director Roberto Orci Off ‘Star Trek 3’?

- 12-16-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We all kinda scratched our heads when Paramount suddenly changed gears and announced that Roberto Orci was out as director, while still hanging around as a producer for Star Trek 3. The Internet blinked, and then we’re off and running with short lists of possible replacement directors. What wasn’t really revealed was why Paramount and Orci decided to go separate ways in regards to his directing career. Now word around the Internet Water-cooler has a possible reason, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. (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…)

Disney Gives Vague Answer to Timeline of ‘Indiana Jones’ Return

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

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Remember, when the Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm, they didn’t just acquire the potential bank of all future Star Wars project, but also the potential future of one Indiana Jones. Although the focus has been on Star Wars, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from grinding out nuggets about Indy, everything from the suggestion that Harrison Ford only came back to Star Wars for Indy to the idea that a reboot is already in the works. Rumors aside, Disney’s been very busy getting its Star Wars empire in order, which suggests that they’ve maybe been too busy to give Indiana Jones it’s fair shake, and when you take into account all aspects of the Disney empire, from Marvel to Pixar, we’re talking about an embarrassment of riches. Now, on the record, a Disney exec notes where Indiana Jones is in the list of priorities. (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…)