It seems like only yesterday (last fall to be precise) when we posted about how Joe Dante had once ben considered as the director of 1989’s Batman before Tim Burton got the nod. Dante’s choice for the Joker was John Lithgow, a well-known character who has enjoyed many decades of constant employment in Hollywood. Dante had met Lithgow on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie even though Lithgow appeared in George Miller’s segment, but something about the actor made Dante see “Joker”. It turns out though that Dante wasn’t the only one that saw the potential for a Clown Prince of Crime in Lithgow. (more…)
“Look, I apologize. I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that.” In honor of it’s 20th anniversary, Vice Magazine decided to write a feature piece on 1997’s Batman & Robin. As part of their story, they reached out to the infamous, Joel Schumacher, who directed the film. For some, “disappointed” is probably more of an understatement, and others may feel they’re owed more. It’s hard to believe, but twenty years was a long time ago. But when it comes to the tale of Batman & Robin, the sting feels like it happened just yesterday.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been one of the most successful franchises in recent history. Starting with Iron Man way back in 2008, the MCU had continued to grow to help birth the current age of superhero films. Sure, we love the characters and their heroics, but the MCU films also have had a wide reach with their audience. That is mostly due to the fact that all MCU films have had the family-friendly PG-13 Rating. While the Netflix Marvel Television shows have toes the line with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones doing the nasty and the constant barrage of the N-word on Luke Cage, they are still relatively tame compared to anything Tarantino would ever put out. Marvel Studios has played it safe with their 15 films by having them all be PG-13.
When Spider-Man burst into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, fans reactions were mixed, to put it lightly. While Tom Holland‘s incarnation of the masked webslinger seemed inoffensive enough in the small part he played in his debut Marvel movie, it marked the third reboot of the character in less than twenty years. Although there was a good chance the new series would be of decent quality now that Marvel is really hitting its stride in terms of its cinematic output, some people were cautious about finding room for another Spider-Man into their lives. (more…)
The announcements made at this year’s E3 conference have heralded some enormous news for gaming culture. Games across the board are looking more exciting and engaging and realistic than ever. The new consoles and accessories launched alongside them are creating innovative new ways to experience gaming with every new release. One new trailer that turned every head in the room – and plenty across the globe, too – was for God of War, the new Playstation 4 game from Santa Monica Studios due for release early next year. Although it is the eighth instalment in the God of War series, the new game is entirely unique. (more…)
Special effects hold a dear place in many of our nerdy hearts. Those folks that turn writers dreams into miraculous looking dragons on HBO‘s Game Of Thrones for instance. Emilia Clarke loves green yarn, but even thought the director couldn’t get her to put it down, the effects people were able to turn it into this: (more…)
Disney Cruises are adding Marvel heroes to the mix this Fall and had Stan Lee call to set everything up. Which superheroes got the invite? Check out the video below. (more…)
We all know that Spider-Man: Homecoming is now just a couple of weeks away from release, and the excitement level is high for another great Spider-Man adventure. One of the features of the advertising for Homecoming has been the phone videos that Spidey seems to make of his adventures, which makes you wonder, as always, just what in the heck is it like to be Spider-Man anyway. Video game technology is constantly getting us closer, and that virtual experience takes another leap with Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. The new game comes out next year, but a new 9-minute demo has just been released as E3. (more…)