‘Howard The Duck’ Is Back! With Chip Zdarsky And Joe Quinones Penning New Series

- 11-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the Christmas gift that just keeps on giving, it seems. Thanks to the post-credits scene (which was originally suppose to be part of the alternate ending) in Guardians of the Galaxy, there has been a rekindled interest in the swashbuckling mallard. Now, Marvel have announced a reprinting of their Howard The Duck Omnibus, comiXology have increased their digital library of classic Howard issues and now, Marvel announced – via Entertainment Weekly – that Howard the Duck is getting his own ongoing series beginning on March 4th, 2015. Not bad for a 10 second cameo in a movie, albeit, a summer blockbuster turn movie sensation of the year! (more…)

Jared Leto Sheds Some Light On ‘The Joker’ Rumors

- 11-20-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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As far as the Suicide Squad movie adaptation goes, the casting rumors have been pretty insane right? But we finally got some good news when it was announced that Margot Robbie had signed on to play the role of Harley Quinn. Now Jared Leto has finally responded to the recent revelations that he has been in talks to join the cast of David Ayers DC tentpole as The Joker. Leto has confirmed that talks have taken place, but he seems pretty laid back and diffident about the whole thing. Perhaps he is quite content after his Oscar winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club, and doesn’t want to commit to anything in movie land too soon. In fact, who knows really. (more…)

Guardians Of The Galaxy Gag-Reel Is A Must Watch

- 11-19-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Yesterday we were treated to a Guardians of the Galaxy dance-off clip between Star-Lord and Ronan The Accuser, which was to decide the fate of the world ( …this could have worked as an alternate ending, no?). That scene was basically a set-up for Dave Batista (Drax the Destroyer) according to James Gunn. You can see how he is caught off guard as he starts to express a confused – ‘what-the-hell-is-going-on’– type grin. Not only is this a wonderful clip, but it also invites us – the viewers – to vicariously feed off of the good vibes they obviously had whilst filming the movie. The chemistry is great in the film, and this must of been one of the many elements, that when mixed together, produced a gem of a film. You can view the clip again here, …and “Dance-off”  (more…)

‘Gotham’ Star Donal Logue Offers New Perspective On Bad Comic Book Movies

- 11-17-14Comics, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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No disrespect to the man as he is a fantastic actor, but Donal Logue is probably someone most people will probably refer to as “that guy from that movie,” or “I know that dudes face …he was in… errrrr?!,” (there is an actual list of ‘those guys’ on imdb btw). Ultimately, most will be unable to put a face to the name. That is – of course – until now, due to his big break in DC’s bonafide hit Gotham (which airs on Fox TV). ­­In a co-starring role playing Detective Harvey Bullock, Logue excels in his role and you can tell he is relishing in the part of the corrupt, morally ambivalent anti-hero; a character that is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to his loyalty to the force. Great performance. (more…)

Universal Tell Us All What We Already Know, Monster Movies Have Been Failures

- 11-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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As it stands, we have Marvel and Disney making lucrative business with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fox have the lucrative X-men to branch out on (recently announced Deadpool movie) and Sony have Spiderman (however, things aren’t looking too hot business wise with that franchise as Venom has been cancelled). So it’s only natural that Universal were planning on expanding their Monster Movie Universe. But here’s the kicker, the past couple of movies have performed rather poorly at the box office. The original monster movies’ are what Universal studios were built on. With the success of movies such as Frankenstein, The Invisiable Man, Dracula and The Mummy that originated from the 1930s, helping Universal become the mammoth studio it is today. However, it seems like Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has conceded defeat. (more…)

Marvel Cast Daniel Brühl In ‘Captain America: Civil War

- 11-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Marvel has officially announced the casting of German actor Daniel Bruhl for an unspecified role in Captain America: Civil War. The actor – who is probably best known for his ambiguously endearing-but-nasty role as Frederick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds – joins a cast that already boasts three superheroes. Captain America: Civil War has an impressive line-up, including Chris Evans’ Cap. America, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, newcomer Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Unfortunately there is still no word on Frank Grillo’s involvement in the film as Crossbones. (more…)

Darkseid and Thanos…Will DC Play The Copycat Game?

- 11-14-14Cartoons, Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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The DC Comics and Warner Bros. associate may be Marvel’s biggest fans. Marvel paved the way for all comic book movies to take chances and bank on nerd love for movie tickets. But it didn’t stop there. DC is far behind Marvel in the cinematic game and just might bite their style in various respects. When Marvel’s ‘Age Of Ultron’ was announced, the concept of a robotic sentient then rumored the film appearance of Brainiac, the DC equivalent bad guy. Both Ultron and Brainiac are either robots or androids bent on winning at all cost. It goes further. Marvel has been quietly building on their Thanos storyline for over a decade, but his DC doppelganger Darkseid could fit into DC’s upcoming slate of Justice League movies in the upcoming years. Everybody has an opinion about this, but James Gunn is famous, so he has the top quote. (more…)

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ Cartoon Will Be Unrelated To Movies; Kid-Friendly Comic Coming Soon

- 11-14-14Cartoons, Comics, Film, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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It was inevitable after the success of Guardians of the Galaxy that we were going to be seeing a lot more of these characters as they have became culturally embedded and loved by people of all ages. One could even go as far as saying that GOTG is the Star Wars of this generation. Nobody could have predicted the massive success of a movie based on unknown characters – including a talking Raccoon and a loveable tree called Groot ­– and being directed by cult/indie director James Gunn, but it all came together, and it clicked with audiences worldwide. Thus, not only do we have a tonne of merchandise coming out in time for the Blu-ray release and Santa’s busiest time of year, but we also have writer/director James Gunn giving us updates on the progress of the sequel – due for release in 2017 – and now we news of an animated series and also a kid-friendly comic book series (that will tie-in with comic titles aimed at an older age group). (more…)

Cool Info On ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2′ – Finished Story And Spinoffs!

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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While Warner Bros. and DC scramble to find someone who wants to direct their films, Marvel grooves on with a stable of ass-kickers who just keep changing the world of comic book movies. It all started with Joss Whedon, a guy who waited far too long to get properly recognized for his geeky brilliance outside of cult fandom. Then, along came James Gunn. This guy hurdles deftly over his predecessors Kenneth Branagh and John Favreau to build a successful franchise out of complete obscurity. Nobody knew what ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ was, and now mainstream moviegoers are thirsting for a sequel. The wait will be long, but they’ll definitely get their wish because it’s already been written. Sounds like he has a plan(more…)

James Gunn On Alternate Ending To ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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 The “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” montage at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty goddam neat – with the crew all aboard Star Lord’s ship in high spirits; it’s a happy ending. However, James Gunn has been discussing his alternate ending whilst doing the promotional rounds for the upcoming Blu-ray release. The writer/director revealed that the final montage was originally going to include extra scenes for three more characters including: The Collector (Benicio Del Toro), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Grandpa Quill (Gregg Henry). These scenes were actually filmed by each of the actors with two eventually being cut from the final version of the film (The Collector’s scene was just relocated).  (more…)