Jeremy Renner Likes His Job And Doesn’t Want Extra Work Doing It

- 09-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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For a guy who was considered as getting short-changed in ‘The Avengers,’ Jeremy Renner gets to be as talkative as his costars. Mark Ruffalo wants an “environmentally themed” Hulk film, Chris Evans might/might not quit acting, Robert Downey Jr. hasn’t signed on for ‘Iron Man 4,’ Chris Hemsworth will hang up his hammer after the contract, and everyone but Scarlett Johansson is gunning for a ‘Black Widow’ movie. With less screen time than his pals, Renner’s Hawkeye played the quiet assassin on both teams. And he’s been vocal about his character ever since. From rumors of leaving the franchise, to being disenchanted with his initial role, Renner’s been a Chatty Cathy from jump. And today we hear that he’s gunning for even less screen time for Hawkeye. So to speak. (more…)

INTERVIEW: Creators & Cast of ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’

- 08-16-14Comics, Featured, Film, Interviews, Videogames Posted by Sarah Moran

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Earlier this week the latest DC Universe animated feature – Batman: Assault on Arkham – released digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray. This one, however, isn’t tied to The New 52 continuity DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ Animation are building with films like Justice League: War and the upcoming Throne of Atlantis, but is instead linked with the Batman: Arkham video game universe. While at San Diego Comic-Con I participated in roundtable interviews with many of Assault on Arkham‘s creators and cast: director Jay Oliva, producer James Tucker, writer Heath Corson, voice director Andrea Romano, and voice talent Kevin Conroy, Matthew Gray Gubler, and John DiMaggio. Hit the jump for their input on making Batman: Assault on Arkham! (more…)

INTERVIEW: Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer, Creators of ‘The Venture Bros.’

- 08-12-14Featured, Interviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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In addition to interviewing the creators and a couple cast members from Rick and Morty while at San Deigo Comic-Con, I also had the opportunity to sit down with Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer of The Venture Bros. The always dapper pair were there promoting the upcoming season of their Adult Swim show, which can be succinctly described as Johnny Quest all grown up, but in reality is so, so much more. (more…)

INTERVIEW: Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Spencer Grammer & Chris Parnell of ‘Rick and Morty’

- 08-02-14Featured, Interviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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While most are familiar with Dan Harmon as the creator of the oft-cancelled and resurrected Community, the writer/producer/podcaster has other interests outside of Greendale Community College. During his forced vacation from Community (a.k.a. the second time NBC fired him), Harmon teamed with fellow Channel 101 alum, Justin Roiland and began developing an animated program based off of Roiland’s shorts, The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti. (more…)

Actor Paul Bettany Talks ‘Avengers 2′ And Becoming Vision

- 07-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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The shippers for Vin Diesel playing the Vision in Marvel‘s future blockbuster Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron can now relax because Paul Bettany has been cast in the role. Formerly the voice of Iron Man’s automated sidiekick J.A.R.V.I.S., Bettany will get a chance to flex his muscles (or lack thereof) in green and yellow spandex. The true details of Tony Stark’s ace becoming too self-aware are sparse, but in the comics, the Vision was created by the psychotic Ultron. But with no Hank Pym around to invent the crazy robot, we’re all blaming Stark, which leads to Ultron creating Vision anyway. This really sounds confusing. Good thing our friends at Super Hero Hype sat down with Mr. Bettany to make some sense of all this! (more…)

Del Toro Teases “Where” ‘Pacific Rim 2′ Might Take Place

- 07-23-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Guillermo del Toro‘s a busy man these days; his new series The Strain has been enjoying a lot of positive feedback on FX, and he’s currently filmming his next big screen effort Crimson Peak. But because fans have long memories, we also want any and all details on stuff that might be developing, no matter how early, about upcoming work, like the sequel to del Toro’s 2013 hit Pacific Rim. Pacific Rim 2 was a surprise announcement last month, because a lot of the discussion about it till then was geared more towards the speculative. But now it’s full steam ahead, and while talking about his current projects, del Toro let slip a bit of detail about what might be coming, and where it might take place, in Pac Rim 2. (more…)

Jack Black Talks About Being R.L. Stine in the ‘Goosebumps’ Movie

- 07-18-14Books, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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This takes me back. I remember arguing with my sisters about what to watch on Saturday night on the family TV, their choice was the anthology series Goosebumps, based on the R.L. Stine book series of the same name, on YTV. Goosebumps was paired well with that other YTV chestnut Are You Afraid of the Dark? in the TV block “Kids are Easily Scared.” Of course it was effective, and in this day and age of re-branding and rebooting, it’s almost surprising that it’s taken this long to get Gossebumped again. (more…)

‘Fantastic Four’ Movie Not Based on Any Comic You’ve Ever Read

- 07-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There used be zero expectation that movies based on your favorite superheroes would borrow directly from specific comic book stories. That’s change in recent years. We’ve had tremendous comic book based movies based on actual comic book storylines, like Iron Man 3 and “Extremis,” Captain America: The Winter Soldier and, well, “The Winter Soldier,” and the latest X-Men movie Days of Future Past, which is based on the Uncanny X-Men story of the same name. So perhaps it has to be said now, but comic book movies aren’t always based on specific stories, and it appears that the new Fantastic Four movie will be one of those efforts. (more…)

INTERVIEW: Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV on Creating Slacker Heroes the ‘Knuckleheads’ Way

- 07-10-14Comics, Interviews Posted by Jason Tabrys

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On the shelf they stand there, lined up like toy soldiers with their glossy covers, quality paper, exotic inks (go with it, I’m trying to make a point) and a heaping dollop of imagination. These things combine to make not just comic books, but a pathway to adventure (too much?), but we sometimes forget how much effort goes into creating them.

Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV came up from the streets of South Boston together (I’m lying) where they were raised up by a tough former boxer named Shamus O’Shea Gibson. Punished by the Gods for hot dogging it in the ring, Shamus had only one eye, but because of that, he taught Brian and Robert a lesson about the value of a dollar, the salve that is a blues song and the devil’s nectar that is Strawberry wine. Lessons that they would put into practice while working on the rail line as porters by day and card counters in the club car by night (again, these are lies). Tossed out of a moving train one too many times, the guys decided to settle down in Baton Rouge, run a saloon for left handed Americans and slowly work to tell their story in the pages of a comic book.

Knuckleheads is not that comic book, but it is pretty damn good and these guys have brought this tale about a slacker, his friends, a pair of alien made brass knuckles and a giant lizard that feels ripped off by the early death of [REDACTED] in Godzilla (and now I’m just projecting) from a self-published print book to the digital realm with Monkeybrain Comics and now to IDW for the release of Knuckleheads: Fist Contact, a trade paperback that earned raves from our own Leo Johnson and had one sexy critic compare it sexily to Shaun of the Dead in terms of its humorous tone. (more…)

Michael C. Hall Weighs In on ‘Dexter’ Finale, Says He’s Not Interested in Returning for a Spin-Off

- 05-20-14TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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If you’re like me, you jumped ship on Dexter long ago (I bailed after the season with John Lithgow proved literally nothing could save the dramatically flailing beast). But if you stuck with Showtime’s long-running serial killer serieto the bitter end, you were more-than-likely disappointed with the conclusion. Much like Lost (whose closing moments have become a thing “we do not speak of”), it’s almost universally accepted that the Dexter finale stunk up the joint, refusing to bring fans any sort of enjoyable closure. Now the blood-spatter expert himself, Michael C. Hall, has weighed in on the series closer and addresses rumors of a possible Dexter spin-off.

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