‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Images–Post-Nuclear Brutality As Only Australia Can Provide

- 07-21-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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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:

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‘Age of Ultron’ Origin of Vision Inspired by the Comics

- 07-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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…)

‘Avengers’ Photos Bonanza – More Official Pics from ‘Age of Ultron’ Plus Avengers Tower Deets

- 07-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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…)

Harrison Ford Confirmed as “Co-Lead” on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

- 05-09-14Film Posted by James Daniels

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What had been a rumor we reported late last month regarding the role of Han Solo/Harrison Ford in the new SW flick, as well as some other bits of dubious Episode VII info have apparently been confirmed via the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Get the dirt after the jumpy thing:  (more…)

See The Opening to New Whedon-Penned Supernatural Romance: ‘In Your Eyes’

- 04-18-14Film Posted by James Daniels

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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 2′ is Coming–Slowly But Surely

- 02-16-14Cool Stuff, Film, Internet, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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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.

Follow the jump to read what Jed had to say to Entertainment Weekly about the further adventures of Nerddom’s favorite lovelorn evil scientist:  (more…)

Badass New Posters for ‘X-Men: DOFP’ Feature “Before and After” Magneto and Xavier

- 07-22-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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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.

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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.

Source: /Film

Jackman Says ‘The Wolverine’ Will Be His Last Solo Film… Maybe

- 06-03-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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.

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Source: Cinema Blend

New ‘Winter Soldier’ Concept Art, PLUS: Feige Talks ‘Cap 2′ With Entertainment Weekly

- 05-02-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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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.

Source: Comicbookmovie.com

‘Man of Steel’ and the Future of DC Comics on the Big Screen

- 04-11-13Comics, Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Hey remember that rumor that floated out about the ‘net a few weeks back about Christopher Nolan producing the Justice League movie and moving on to be the Tzar of DC Entertainments film properties? That Christian Bale might appear in a post-credits scene in Man of Steel? That Warner Bros. might actually have its cinematic universe on track? That was a fun dream, wasn’t it.

With the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly boasting a flood of Man of Steel coverage, some information about the future of DC Comics movies is starting to surface. Let’s start with crushing a few fanboy’s dreams. EW is reporting that WB President Jeff Robinov has confirmed (rather ambiguously) that both Bale and Nolan will have no involvement with the still happening Justice League movie and that the Dark Knight trilogy stands apart from the future of a shared DC movie universe. The ambiguity is noted by EW’s Anthony Breznican:

‘When Robinov said “They do. Or they did,” I at first took that to mean he was leaving the possibility open to retroactively link-up those three most recent Batman films with upcoming DC-based films. But as I listen to the conversation again, I suspect what he actually meant was that upcoming Batman films wouldn’t necessarily exist in their own closed-off world the way the previous ones did.’

So what does the future hold for DC Comic characters? It sounds like they have a lot planed, and it all starts with The Man Of Steel (sorta.) As Robinov put it:

‘I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world. [Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.’

So… they are other superheroes in Zack Snyder’s Superman universe? Can we expect some cameos or a post credit scene? Not really, according to the films scribe, David S. Goyer:

‘Chris [Nolan] dislikes it when you plan something, when you say, “I’m going to follow this up in the next film”. He’s always said put everything you have into this film and then worry about the next film later. That gives the film it’s own integrity as opposed to being part of an overall plan. So of course the comic book fans, it’s hard not to think about [crossovers] but I, having done three Batman films and worked in that way, it’s definitely the approach we took with Man of Steel.’

EW alludes to a few superhero Easter eggs in the movie, akin to the the Joker’s card making a brief and telling appearance in Batman Begins. So what does this all mean? What is the future of The Justice League and DC’s long rumored answer to what has happened over at the House of Ideas? Well, is sounds like we might know soon, Robinov left us to chew on this.

‘We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making.’

Movies? PLURAL? Is it possible that we are on the verge of a huge announcement that will map out the next few years filled with DC Comics on the big screen? Has Warner Bros. finally figured out what the hell they are doing? Will Marvel zombies and Avengers fanatics flock to the internet to bash anything and everything about DC characters on the big screen? Did anyone even notice I used that awesome Wonder Woman costume from the Axel Braun porn parody in the header? Why am I asking so many damn questions?

Source: EW Inside Movies