Universal Studios continues development for their “Shared Monsters Universe” which is planning to include Dracula, The Wolf Man, Van Helsing, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein, and The Mummy. The first of the films to come forward was Dracula Untold. The next film as part of this shared universe will be a reboot of The Mummy. This version of the film will be set in current times, and will have a little more star power than the previous versions of the classic monster. The film already has Tom Cruise as the hero and Sofia Boutella as The Mummy leading the film. Other actors attached to the project are Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzar, and Courtney B. Vance. Production for The Mummy has already begun. Another actor is currently in talks to join the film and possibly have their own spin-off film if all goes well.
Lego Star Wars has been an unwavering element of Lego‘s adaptations and it doesn’t look like slowing down. If anything, Lego Star Wars is picking up speed, as they develop Lego sets, films, TV series and video games. The video game series has been ongoing since 2005 and is releasing another title next month. The title of the latest installment is Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in celebration of Star Wars Day, Lego have released a trailer for the upcoming game.
Love for hate him, Kevin Smith has a certain connectivity to the geek community. In addition to his endless referencing to comic books in many of his films, Kevin Smith also has written for many comic books including: Daredevil, Green Arrow, Spider-Man, Batman, Green Hornet, and he even did wrote a Batman ‘66 comic book. Needless to say, he does have bona fide geek credentials. The film director has taken a massive liking to CW’s The Flash in such a big way that when the opportunity for him to direct an episode of his newfound favorite show, he jumped at the opportunity. Though his social media accounts and through his podcasts on his ‘Smodcast Network’ especially on his ‘Fatman on Batman’ geek podcast, he has documented his experience working on the show and expressed excitement throughout the process.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is generating all kinds of hype, enjoyment and revenue on a consistent basis. Captain America: Civil War was an outstanding take on a popular story arc from Marvel’s Avengers. As well as being a brilliant stand alone movie, it created so much excitement for upcoming films like Spiderman: Homecoming and Black Panther. One of the most anticipated elements of the MCU is the Avengers: Infinity War films and some huge news has been broken today about Infinity War Part One & Two. It turns out we won’t be watching Infinity War Part One & Two at all… Well, kind of.
As we all know, May 4th marks Star Wars day, in honour of the franchise we all love so much. All around the world people are literally celebrating Star Wars Day in one way or another, even if it is as simple tweet wishing people a happy Star Wars Day. What may have started off as a simple pun on a date, has turned into a bit of a phenomenon! There is one greeting however, that is probably a little more welcomed than the others. Today Daisy Ridley took to the internet to send a message to every Star Wars fan out there, with a little thank you from her and the Star Wars team that were on hand!
It’s one of the most well-known Batman stories ever written, one that’s influenced the comics, the movies and all other Batman ephemera for almost 30 years now, and as you’re undoubtedly already aware, Batman: The Killing Joke is coming soon to a Blu-ray player near you. Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment announced last year that they were taking on the seminal Alan Moore and Brian Bolland story and bringing it to life in a new animated film, and now you’re only a few months away from seeing it for yourself. Mark your calendars, because Warners knows exactly when you’ll get your chance to see The Killing Joke. (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…)
If there is such a thing as an expert on race and casting in Hollywood, George Takei would definitely be in the running. He’s enjoyed a long and vaunted career, which of course includes all his years on the bridge of the Enterprise as Star Trek’s Sulu. Takei knows well the powerful message in casting minorities, after all, he played a character of Japanese descent on American TV less than two decades after World War Two, and more than that, Sulu sat in a position of authority, and in time when Asian actors are still struggling to get their fair share of the spotlight, that’s saying something. And then there’s Doctor Strange… (more…)