It’s an event that’s forever been in the making, doubly so since it was announced before last San Diego Comic Con, but Fox previewed the inevitable Simpsons/Family Guy crossover today at the event otherwise known as “Nerd Fest 2014.” Call it a cheap ploy for ratings, call it the last grasp of two once-great animated franchises, or call it the entertainment event of fall, but “The Simpsons Guy” is coming, and it’s the hour-long opening of season 13 of Family Guy. If you can’t wait though, a preview clip has been posted to the interwebs. (more…)
George Miller‘s long-awaited fourth installment in the franchise that essentially birthed the post-apocalyptic subgenre is looking good: In the hot, dusty, lawless, sadomasochistic way moviegoers of the 1980s came to know and love (including myself).
Mad Max: Fury Road seems to be a semi-reboot taking place after the events of the original Mad Max–meaning it is intended to either precede or replace The Road Warrior. Like that film, it’s low on dialogue. Miller reportedly relied more on storyboards than on screenplay in composing the film, but given that he’s had the better part of 30 years to get the 4th Mad Max film right, I’m fairly optimistic for Fury Road. Follow the jump for cast details, new images, and the release date:
The last few days we’ve been caught in an avalanche of new details and official releases about Avengers: Age of Ultron, yet, in the midst of everything we know about the film, both new and old, there’s one new character we haven’t heard that much about, the android Vision. The part’s been cast, so we know he’ll show up in the film, and we also know that Vision’s origins are tied with Ultron’s, which makes his inclusion in the film not so surprising. But now, for the first time, we’re learning that movie Vision, and comic book Vision will have very similar backgrounds. (more…)
It’s been raining Avengers: Age of Ultron news this week! Following up on the release of it’s Avengers cover, including the first ever look at Ultron himself, earlier today, Entertainment Weekly has released a further eight photographs featuring stills from the film and behind the scenes glimpses at the production. Below you will see nothing terribly spoilery, just some Avengers in action, a couple of new frenemies and a surprise guest. Let’s take a look at your first official set of production photos from the Avengers sequel. (more…)
When Joss Whedon isn’t finding new and even more horrific ways to kill off his most likeable characters, he’s finding ways to entangle them romantically: Buffy and Angel, Buffy and Spike, Wesley and Fred, Zoe and Wash (R.I.P.), Mal and Inara, Simon and Kaylee, Jayne and Vera….you get the picture.
Ergo, it’s not surprising that one day he might write a straight-up romance–with a preternatural twist, naturally, this IS Whedon we’re talking about: Thus, we have In Your Eyes. And Nerd Bastards has the first 3 minutes of the Brin Hill-directed film–you guessed it–after the jump: (more…)
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog was judged by yours truly to be the nerdiest musical ever made. If you have not seen it, then look it up…NOW. It’s only about 45 minutes long–I’ll be here when you’re finished.
Aren’t you glad I made you do that? Want more? Of course you do. And while it’s old news that a sequel is in the works, there hasn’t been many updates from the filmmakers. Which is understandable, as Joss and Jed Whedon have been ridiculously busy as of late.
Entertainment Weekly brings us these magnificent X-Men: Days Of Future Past teaser posters just released by FOX.
Above is Sir Ian McKellen as Eric Lenscherr AKA “Magneto” in a composite with Michael Fassbender (in the red “X”) as the younger version of the mutant supervillain.
And here is the same concept with Sir Patrick Stewart as the aged Professor Charles Xavier and James McAvoy as the “X-Mentor’s” youthful iteration.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due for theatrical release in the summer of 2014.
It’s a semi-well-known fact that Hugh Jackman has played (or rather will play once The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past are released) the same character in seven different comic book movies, which is a bit of record. And like the recent discussions about Robert Downey Jr.’s future as Iron Man – a role his played in a mere five film projects by the way – some are wondering how long Jackman might still be able to play Marvel’s merriest mutant.
Well, the question was asked in the new edition of Entertainment Weekly, and Jackson’s response was decisive, and then somewhat less decisive. “I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another,” the actor said. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.”
Adding fuel to that fire was producer Hutch Parker, who added that it was his opinion that recasting the part, “feels somewhat blasphemous.” Considering that Jackman came out of Nowhere, Australia and became an instant star playing Wolverine in the first X-Men movie, Parker’s point-of-view on the matter is hardly surprising and understandable. But no matter how the actor feels, if both The Wolverine and Days are box office successes it’s going to be hard for Jackman to refuse the opportunity to come back and play Logan again. After all, it’s not like Jackman’s letting himself go or anything.
Source: Cinema Blend
Above is the newest concept art for Captain America: The Winter Soldier…Of The Winter Soldier himself, apparently – courtesy of Luvindowney’s Tumblr.
This art was also featured in the recent, Iron Man 3 covered issue of Entertainment Weekly. Here’s what Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige had to say to EW about the upcoming Cap sequel:
“We weren’t going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has nowhere else to go. But he’s not necessarily comfortable there. As you might imagine, somebody who’s spent 70 years in ice, frozen, wakes up and has to fight a bunch of aliens with a bunch of weirdos—he is trying to figure out what his life is. And just as he’s given permission to let go of the past and to focus on the modern world, a ghost comes up. With the Greatest Generation in World World II, there’s a tendency to reflect on that period and say, ‘Things were black and white back then, and now it’s hard to know who the bad guys are.’ ‘We wanted to play on that a little with Cap being uncomfortable with the way S.H.I.E.L.D., and in particular Nick Fury, operates. Fury certainly rides a line, sort of rides the shadows. He has, I think, lied to every character in every movie, though always for seemingly for the good.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due for release in theatres on April 4, 2014.