Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is officially locked in as Black Adam for the upcoming Shazam movie, even more details are starting to come out. While it’s interesting that we’re finding out who will be playing the villain in a movie before we even find out who the hero will be and that this will be the first DC/Warner Bros. movie that doesn’t center on one of the main Justice Leaguers, like Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman, that’s not all that is unique about this movie, as New Line president Toby Emmerich revealed today.
Butts are really in right now. Butts are all over movie posters and Instagram. While there’s something be said for appreciating the idealized human form, we need to step back and admit when we’re objectifying, rather than paying homage. Marvel’s “Spider-Woman #1” variant cover by Milo Manara crosses this line. (more…)
It looks like Playstation’s Powers is getting some of the last big pieces into place. The most recent bit of news is that Sharlto Copley, likely best known for his role in District 9, will be playing the lead of Christian Walker. Walker is one of the two primary characters in the comic series from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, which the show will be an adaptation of. In addition to Copley, Michelle Forbes has joined the cast to play a superheroine known as Retro Girl.
The series will follow two detectives, Walker and his partner Deena Pilgrim, who investigate homicides involving people with superpowers, otherwise known as Powers. Walker was once a Power himself, before losing his powers after a battle with a super-human killer. He now uses his unique perspective to investigate crimes involving the Powers community. (more…)
As someone who’s a part of Hollywood, Jason Momoa obviously has some thoughts on the industry. It also seems he’s not terribly afraid of voicing his discontent, especially when it comes to his as yet unconfirmed role as Aquaman vastly overshadowing his recent film Road to Paloma. Momoa not only starred in Road to Paloma, but directed it as well, obviously making it more of a personal investment than his rumored role as Aquaman. But fans just don’t seem to care all that much, which is what prompted him to take to Instagram and post the below picture: (more…)
It looks like we may see Aquaman a bit more than just his planned appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the planned Justice League film. According to THR, WB has ordered two separate script treatments for an Aquaman movie. Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and Kurt Johnstad (300: Rise of an Empire) will both be taking a crack at the potential movie. (more…)
Sites all over the internet, sites just like this one, use images from various movies, comics, TV shows, and more for commentary and analysis. The thing that allows them to do so is fair use. It’s pretty nifty, but comic artist Randy Queen seemingly didn’t think so.
Queen took issue with the blog Escher Girls, which points out impossible and unrealistic depictions of women in comics and other media. All the “sexy” poses that don’t look quite right get a bit of attention on the site. Coincidentally, Randy Queen is the artist of Darkchylde and Starfall, two books which are known for just these sorts of depictions. Queen has graced Escher Girls a few times, but recently he seems to have gotten fed up with it. (more…)
Avengers Age of Ultron is hitting theaters in 2015 and Marvel Studios has revealed other planned release dates for years to come. Of the planned dates, we only know a few confirmed films, like Ant-Man on July 17, 2015; Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016; and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on July 28, 2017.
Naturally, one of the announced dates will have to be Avengers 3, but the question is which one? At SDCC, Kevin Feige, when asked about the date announcements, went on to say that we should probably expect 3 years between Avengers movies. (more…)
Despite their own history with Star Wars, many fans bristled when it was revealed that Marvel Comics would take over the Star Wars comic book license from Dark Horse Comics. Debuting its first Star Wars book back in 1986, Dark Horse had solidified its brand and enhanced the Star Wars expanded universe over the course of almost three decades, but in the end, they suffered from one fatal flaw — they weren’t a part of the Disney family — and now we’re at a point where Star Wars fans have been waiting for some time to know what happens with the baton is passed.
Thanks to the Cup O’ Joe Marvel Comics panel at San Diego Comic Con today, we have a good idea and it seems that Star Wars is about to be put into the care of some very capable hands. (more…)
It seems that comic-to-TV adaptations become more and more common, and now some of those involved with making the Walking Dead television show are teaming up with one of the best comic writers, Warren Ellis. In addition, even more comic properties seem to be headed to the small screen as Night Mary and Five Ghosts (pictured above) have been optioned.
Ellis, writer of such things as Iron Man: Extremis, Red, Transmetropolitan, and much, much more, has signed up with Walking Dead produced Gale Ann Hurd and Valhalla Entertainment to create an entirely new television project with Universal Cable Productions. No word on what it is yet, but this is Ellis’ first original venture into television, so it’ll be exciting to see what he comes up with. (more…)
For decades, entertainment franchises have been able to share universes in both television and movies. The Twilight Zone did it. Firefly did it with Serenity. The Doctor Who series did it with the Doctor Who TV movie. The X-Files did it with big and small screens. And Marvel is doing it with surgical precision and innovation in combining their cinematic world with the ABC network’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. And then there’s Netflix’s upcoming four-series deal. That, in particular, will expand Marvel’s live action roster with the Hell’s Kitchen Heroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. So, not only is occupying the same universe a thing that’s worked successfully, it’s proven to be a smart move on several occasions in terms of continuity. DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns disagrees. (more…)