Sure, it’s pretty hard to imagine Khal Drogo and Aquaman as portrayed by the same man. They’re both tough guys – yes he is! don’t start with me Aqua-haters – but of a totally different caliber of strength. One is massive, burly, the other is sinewy and lean, but if what Badass Digest has learned is correct Jason Momoa‘s meeting with Warner Bros. was about him potentially playing Aquaman for the upcoming Justice League movie. (more…)
While we are still sitting pretty thin on facts from the forthcoming sequel to Man of Steel (just minor things like… oh the freakin name of the movie,) there certainly isn’t any shortage of casting rumors. Yes, just when you thought we could go a day without one, another name is tossed into the ever growing list of possible additions to the cast. The Hollywood Report is living up to its name by reporting that a Hollywood insider claims that Jason Momoa is in talks to join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and the rest in the Zack Snyder directed film and you’ll never guess who they say he’ll be playing. (more…)
Everywhere you look these days there’s another 80’s action star making a movie, but do they still have the chops to pull it off? Two of the giants of the 80’s action movie, Stallone and Schwarzenegger, are both scheduled to be involved in numerous movie productions in the next couple of years.
Hopefully they can handle the rough and tumble action without breaking a hip, they are getting up there in age after all. Buckle up for some old fashioned action and old guy jokes. First one to say, “I’m getting to old for this shit,” Wins.
First up is Stallone starring in Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head with Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, and Sung Kang (Ninja Assassin). The movie description is short and sweet:
After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Bullet to the Head hits theaters February 1, 2013.
Next up is Arnold Schwarzenegger getting back to his action roots starring in The Last Stand, directed by Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad, the Weird).
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy. With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow.
The Last Stand opens on January 18.
This reminds me a lot of Stan Ridgeway’s song Roadblock. If you’ve never heard it or listened to Stan’s music, take minute and give it a chance. The guy is a fantastic musician and story teller.
If you find yourself in Melbourne this June and feel like hanging out with Stan Lee and Patrick Stewart, you might want to drop by Oz Comic-Con.
Hot on the heels of the phenomenally successful Avengers movie, which, as we all know, has been making a disgustingly large amount of money and has been met with glowing reviews, comic book icon Stan Lee is headlining the convention. The creator of Spiderman and other comic icons such as The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Thor will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans who wish to bask in his glory during the convention.
Here, check out a video from Stan himself:
Sharing the headline with Lee is Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles as Captain Jean- Luc Picard, Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series and as the voice of Avery Bullock in American Dad. While you can also grab a photo with Stewart, you can grab a special X-Men double photo with both Stewart and Lee for just $150.
If the biggest name in comic books as well as Star Trek’s most recognizable captain weren’t enough for you to clear out your schedule from June 30 to July 1st, Game of Thrones and Stargate fans will be excited to learn that Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo, Ronon Dex, Conan the
Barbarian) will be gracing Oz Comic-Con as well.
Or, if 80’s pop culture is more your thing, the convention will play host to Hawaiian beauty Tia Carrere, best known for her roles in Wayne’s World 1 & 2 as Cassandra Wong and as Juno Skinner in True Lies.
Hunger Games fans will find themselves spoiled as ever, with Oz Comic-Con recently announcing that not one, but three Hunger Games cast members will be visiting Melbourne for the convention. Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Levin Rambin (District One’s ‘Glimmer’)
and Dayo Okeniyi (District Eleven’s ‘Thresh’) have confirmed they will be attending.
The most exciting thing about Oz Comic-Con is that this isn’t even half of the huge all-star lineup of guests ranging from actors, comic book artists and voice actors. This is really exciting news for those of us down under who often seethe in jealousy when it comes to American
Oz Comic-Con, which is in its first year of running, is quickly becoming one of the biggest conventions in Australia and is not one to be missed.
The weekend long event takes place at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition center and runs from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster, and will also be available for purchase at the doors.
Full event details, including a full list of guests, photo and autograph pricing and schedules, are available on Oz Comic-Con’s official website. You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
Oz Comic-Con is the ultimate pop-culture and fan expo, featuring multi-genre content from across the spectrum; from film and television stars to comic book and anime artists, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, to portfolio reviews and creative workshops and master classes.
Oz Comic-Con will be more than just a gathering place for fans of the various arms of pop-culture. It will celebrate and educate; it’s the place to come if you want to share your love of pop-culture, get up close and personal with celebrities, enter contests with fantastic prizes, or learn how to break into the industry.
There will be activities and events galore, more than enough to keep you busy for a full weekend, and wanting to come back for more. After a successful Adelaide debut, Oz Comic-Con moves on to Melbourne on 30th June & 1st July 2012 and will be returning to Adelaide next year on 2nd & 3rd March 2013, after its first Perth event on 26th & 27th of February 2013.
EDITORS NOTE: Article written by Aussie NB contributor Elizabeth DeLoria (@ElizabethDanger)
The Conan the Barbarian remake rounded up a mere $10 million in box office receipts over its opening weekend. The film, which cost $90 million to produce and debuted on some 3,000 screens, is a flop by any measure. Now, one of the four writers credited with penning the script bemoans the taste of failure.
Sean Hood gives a lengthy and brutally honest account of what it was like to contribute to the Conan the Barbarian script, only for it to fail at the box office and be attacked by critics…
Here is Sean’s statement via Quora:
I’ll be honest, I hadn’t much faith in this movie when it was first announced; the trailers didn’t particularly excite me either. Prior to viewing, I was decidedly against favoring this reboot because I hold such a high regard to the original 1982 Arnold Schwarzenegger version. Arnie’s Conan offered more than gratuitous nudity, tons of violence and oiled musclemen, it was a philosophical epic. It’s a film of great resonance and subtlety. This NEW Conan, directed by Marcus Nispel, does not even come close to matching the grandeur and significance of the original, but I don’t think it was ever meant to. What we have here is an alternative Conan. One that stands on it’s own context and one that is arguably truer to the original Robert E. Howard novels. Much to my surprise, it’s a pulpy piece of action/adventure goodness.
The story is this; as Morgan Freeman tells us: Conan is a young Cimmerian man cast adrift in the world by the brutal murder of his father and the destruction of his village. Driven by the need to avenge himself upon the evil Khalar Zym, Conan learns to steal, seduce, and fight his way to his goals. He soon discovers, however, that there are greater things at stake than his own personal quest: an unearthly malevolence stalks the world, and it may be up to Conan himself to save Hyboria from ruin.
I’ve had a man crush on Jason Momoa since I first saw him as the horse ridin’ Khal Drogo in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Admittedly, my penis instantly inverts into a mangina when I see this man, who IMO is the embodiment of bad-assery. That latter assertion is certainly evident here. He’s lean, mean and he’s no Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Momoa IS Conan the Barbarian. Rough, tough, gruff (goddamn I love rhyming) calculating and cool. Momoa embodies the barbarian and swashbuckling aspects of the character. A worthy successor to the Cimmerian’s throne.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP
On August 19th Conan the Barbarian will be slashing it’s way into theaters. Reviews for this flick haven’t even rolled in yet, but a sequel is already waiting to be developed. It’s no surprise really, the Conan property is franchise material. However, star Jason Momoa wrote it all by himself. May Crom help us.
With the recently revived franchise on it’s way very soon Jason sat down with Crave Online for a short interview. Here’s what our new Conan had to say:
CRAVE Online: Are you signed on to do another [Conan]?
Jason Momoa: I am, as long as people go out and watch [the first one], you know what I mean?
CRAVE Online: Yeah. Is there a story you’d like to do for the next movie?
Jason Momoa: I wrote it.
CRAVE Online: Did you really?
Jason Momoa: Yeah, so we’re waiting to see if they’ll accept it.
CRAVE Online: Is it original or did you adapt it from something?
Jason Momoa: It will mostly be… It’s character-adapted, because I really want to get into more of the mythical creatures, you know?
So the sequel is going into a mythical creature direction…maybe Conan will ride a Unicorn into battle (*fingers crossed*). Hey if he understands the character it might actually help the story if he writes the initial script. With that said, let’s just wait and see if the first movie is worth it before we rush in now.
What does everyone think of Jason writing his own sequel? Is it too “diva” of him already?
Via: Geek Tyrant
WARNING: I’m gonna preface this post with another “I wasn’t prepared for Comic-Con” excuse.
Gawd! I knew SDCC was CRAZY, but I wish someone would have explicitly warned me at how fucking nuts it really is. Seriously, I had a whole agenda planned. Figured I would cover news and happenings every hour on the hour. You can read Mrs. Nerd Bastards Day 3 overview for the full run down, but I’ll simply say that Leonidas and the 300 (well, 299.) had it better. 90% of my day was wasted waiting in lines of 6000+ people , for hours on end (F U con veterans. I’m new to this). So much stuff I missed. I’m particularly sour at how I waited for 4 hours to see ‘The Walking Dead panel and didn’t get in. Argh! In addition, it’s not like I could just sit and write. 1. I had nothing to to write. I didn’t see shit. 2. If I did have something, like today’s Game of Thrones bit, every time I popped a squat and broke out the laptop the line would move… 5 feet. Stop and go. Eventually, I got the hang of things. Got my ass in Hall H and caught some big panels. Like, Dreamworks Fright Night remake and Sony’s presentation of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (which looks surprisingly good), 30 Minutes or Less (funny stuff), Total Recall remake (stupid that this got re imagined, but action scenes are eye catching) and The Amazing Spider-Man, one of the most anticipated panels. I’m undecided on the latter, I was impressed with the footage, but with a remake coming only a few years off SM 3 it just sorta feels out of place, or something.
More on all that later.
Onto my belated recap of the Game of Thrones panel which took place in Ballroom 20 on Thurs from 3-4. Again, sorry for the delay, but I don’t got time for this shit.
Game of Thrones should need no introduction as it’s on the pulse of pop culture right now, but I’m gonna tell you anyway. It’s HBO’s massively ambitious adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire novels. It tells the tale of Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. It’s complex, multi-layered, surreal, vibrant and imaginative. Absolutely magnificent television. Superb!
Thus the reasons it was one of SDCC’s most anticipated panels. The fan following on it is HUGE!
In this panel, the cast, along with author George R.R. Martin reflect on the first season and share their infatuation for the beloved novels. They also field fan questions.
HIT THE JUMP for an entire, word-for-word (*note: It’s like 90%. I missed some shit) transcribe. Of course, I’m sure there is some video of the entire panel somewhere, naturally rendering my work useless. Regardless, enjoy.
*Note: This is most def. my last word-for-word transcribe. I can’t keep up. I was trying to do these so that you could get the full experience with out actually being here, but I’ll need to cut to overviews. Sorry.
A new, UK trailer for director Marcus Nispels reboot of Conan the Barbarian has arrived, courtesy of the film’s Facebook page.
Fuck this movie! I’m sorry, maybe I just idealize the original Arnold Schwarzenegger version so much that I’m decidedly against favoring this reboot. I know it’s trying to stay true to the original Robert E. Howard novels, but it looks bloody awful. It’s like Conan got thrown in a blender with The Mummy and Van Helsing. Yea, we all have a hard on for horse guy from ‘Game of Thrones’ (Jason Momoa), but looking past that, does this trailer really excite you?
Conan is a young Cimmerian man cast adrift in the world by the brutal murder of his father and the destruction of his village. Driven by the need to avenge himself upon the evil Khalar Zym, Conan learns to steal, seduce, and fight his way to his goals. He soon discovers, however, that there are greater things at stake than his own personal quest: an unearthly malevolence stalks the world, and it may be up to Conan himself to save Hyboria from ruin.
Conan the Barbarian Red Band Trailer: The Only Thing that Thirst for Blood More than a Vampire is a Barbarian!
So think 300 but bloodier (if that’s even possible) and you’ve the latest film adaptation of Conan the Barbarian. Being brought to us by Marcus Nispel best known for his 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (yes, the one with Jessica Biel and YES she looks super hot) Conan is full of one liners and lots of action. And although I was a fan of TCM I’m not too sure about this blood obsessed Conan. At least lead Jason Momoa is looking pretty damn hot; So if you can stomach all the gore, at least there’s something for the ladies! Conan also stars Rachel Nichols,Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O’Donnell, Raad Rawi Fassir, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp and Milton Welsh. Check out the trailer here!
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