Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom based art to hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump!
ABOVE: Taking a twist on some classic movies with a retro touch. Artists Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo have taken movies like Batman, Robocop, Army of Darkness and Blade Runner and made these amazing prints that will be featured in a show titled Modern Vintage that opens at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles on December 6th. [SlashFilm]
Marvel has now confirmed that Drew Goddard (Lost, The Cabin in the Woods) will not only serve as the Executive Producer and Showrunner, but also write and direct the pilot episode of the new Netflix Daredevil series. (more…)
We’ve know since the summer that writer/director Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) would be the one responsible for bringing the early 90′s mutant team X-Force to the big screen for FOX and we have a bit of an update on the project by way of twitter. Comic book artist/writer/dungaree model Rob Liefeld, the very man who created the team and its two stand out members Cable and Deadpool, took to the social network to tweet the praises of what Wadlow has done so far. (more…)
As the August 1st release date for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy comes ever closer, we’re starting to see more and more of the actors involved discuss their roles and experiences on set. This time around we’ve got Michael Rooker and Zoe Saldana in the hot seat. (more…)
The water is starting to simmer in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier marketing pot. Yesterday there was a new movie poster, today there’s two new production stills, and tomorrow there’s a teaser trailer hitting. (more…)
Marvel and ABC’s new series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. maybe a mixed hit with fans, heck, even Screen Rant post an article about ways to improve the show – after one episode, but believe it or not, the show is a bigger hit than you think, and they have the DVR numbers to prove it. (more…)
There’s a new TV spot for Marvel Studios and Alan Taylor‘s Thor: The Dark World making the Internet rounds today. Along with some new footage we get to hear some dialogue from the movie’s main villain Malekith the Accursed, played by Christopher Eccleston. Click through to the video and check it out.
There’s only four days to go until the September 24th premiere of Joss Whedon and ABC‘s The Avengers spinoff television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel has released a new interview with Joss. What could he possibly say about the series that he hasn’t said already? What earth-shattering-Internet-inflaming tidbit can Whedon pull from his magical bag of knowing to bludgeon the world into tuning in? You’re going to have to watch the video after the jump to find out.
Joss Whedon answered some questions about the upcoming blockbuster The Avengers: Age of Ultron where he talked about his love of the Ultron character and how Ultron fits into the Avengers movie universe.
I was pitching Ultron before I took the job on the first movie. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this, but for the second one, you should totally do Ultron, because he’s been a thorn in their side as much as any other character over the years and particularly back in my history.
There are going to be some changes though, starting with what that title really means.
“A lot of people—because we called it Age of Ultron and there was a book, Age of Ultron just recently—assumed that was the storyline we are doing, which is not the case. We’re doing our own version of the origin story of Ultron. The other thing is, in the origin story, there was Hank Pym. So a lot of people assumed that he was going to be in the mix, but he’s not. Because we’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside. Ultron was their chief villain. He’s been the Avengers villain for so long. I was amazed anybody was surprised that it was going to be him in the movie. We are crafting our own version of it where his origin comes more directly from the Avengers we already know about.
How is Whedon planning on bringing the character of Ultron to life on the big screen?
I knew right away what I wanted to do with him, he’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, godd@%n it, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy. He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we’ll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [a new character, Scarlet Witch] who’s a witch.
So Whedon will be powering down Ultron a bit, face it, some of those powers wouldn’t translate to the big screen very well. I’m sure Jeremy Renner is probably breathing a sigh of relief, most likely he won’t spend 3/4 the movie mind controlled by Ultron.
What do you think about Whedon’s Vision for Ultron (I made a funny there)? Is he on the right track? Ultron is a good choice, he’s a tough customer that, one on one, could easily take on and defeat each Avenger. Only together will the Avengers have a chance to stop Ultron.
I’m still betting Ultron being a corrupted or abandoned early version of Tony’s computer butler J.A.R.V.I.S. combined with Stark armor tech with abandonment issues and a huge chip on his shoulder against his creator, Tony Stark.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron blasts its way onto the big screen May 1st, 2015.
One of the largest remaining un-cast piece of the puzzle that is James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy may have finally been decided. Word is just starting to make its way around the Internet that Bradley Cooper‘s agents have been reviewing an offer for the Silver Linings Playbook star to voice that furry galactic hero, Rocket Raccoon.
At first I was a little surprised by this, but after thinking about Cooper and his comedic and serious acting talents, Cooper could be a brilliant choice. He has the right mix of talent to bring a fully developed portrayal of Rocket Raccoon to the big screen. My worst fear for the character was that Rocket would be reduced to a comedic tag line vehicle for the movie instead of the much deeper character that I have come to know and love.
What do you think about this possible casting news? Good Choice, or way off the mark?
Via: Latino Review