So last night’s mid-season finale of The Walking Dead was a proverbial (and literal) blood bath, even by Walking Dead standards. It featured the death of two important characters and rearranged the deck chairs of the show, which will surely take the motley crew of zombie apocalypse survivors in strange new (darker?) directions in the back-half of season four. But before we head those directions when the series returns in February, it seems like a good time to talk to executive producer Scott Gimple and gets his insight on what [SPOILER] and [SPOILER] had to die. (more…)
Wow, Marvel. Wow. This is becoming a little ridiculous, and at this point kind of hilarious. After last week’s brouhaha over Marvel being the perpetrators behind some pretty spectacular spoilage, they go and spoil another comic a WHOLE DAY before it comes out! I mean, wow. I realize you want to grab new readers with these headline worthy stories, but can it really not wait at least 24 hrs after the book’s released? Come on, at least give some fans a chance to read it in the comic itself and not in a headline from The Washington Post.
Though I’ll give them this one doesn’t have the same dramatic punch last week’s big reveal had, this one is pretty dumb. As in, “is this really happening in 2012″ dumb.
Hit the jump to find out, but please, only if you had no intention of reading Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15 – and, wow, that’s a real title of a real comic being printed today!?
Seriously, if you’re planning to buy the book why spoil it now? That’s just wasting $4 bucks. And everyone else, don’t be a dick. Unlike most mainstream media that get wind of this story or are encouraged by Marvel, share with a clear and obvious SPOILER WARNING!
Earlier this week, y’know, before the madness that is Comic-Con struck, I shared some comments from Karl Urban where he outright named Star Trek 2‘s villain. Of course, since then fans have been suspecting it was only more misdirection as the name dropped is another character writer Robert Orci has denied being in the film. But still, the slip-up happened, we all heard it, and we can’t help but wonder if there’s a grain of truth to it.
I’m really not at liberty to discuss anything about Star Trek. All I can say is that I did that interview after a 22-hour flight from New Zealand. I literally hopped off the plane into the interview.
Yeah, I don’t know if jetlag is enough of an excuse to smooth things over with J.J. Abrams, who must be fuming if what Urban said is true at all. I think you’re in the doghouse, Karl.
The good news, for us anyway, is he just can’t stop talking about Star Trek! Continuing on to say,
I can promise you that before the end of Comic-Con, some exclusive Star Trek footage, it’s going to come out. You’re going to find it. It’s going to come out.
Star Trek 2, sadly, doesn’t have an official presence at Comic-Con this year so when he says “exclusive Star Trek footage,” what could he mean? Who would be revealing it? And when he says, “You’re going to find it,” what kind of a clue is that?
Well, while on another panel Urban added there would be “secret” Star Trek footage on YouTube. But we don’t know when, and we don’t know from whom. Hmm, the plot thickens. I’m gonna suggest you stay glued to your computer, and Nerd Bastards, because once we figure out where this “secret” footage is hiding we’ll be dragging it out for all to see. Stay tuned!
But in the meantime, what do you think this “secret” footage will be?
With just over a month to go before the release of The Dark Knight Rises, we’re getting some new compelling details on the main antagonists of the movie: Bane and Catwoman. The recently released Dark Knight Rises: The Secret Files Scrapbook hardcover includes bios for the characters, which offer some spoilery clues to their motivation in the film. Read below, if you dare:
Bane: Little is known about Bane. He was born in prison and trained in the darkest forms of deception by the League of Shadows, but rumor has it he was cast out due to his extreme behavior. Bane is a ferocious hand-to-hand fighter who is willing to do anything in order to take down his opponents. Bane is in peak physical shape, but he must wear a breathing apparatus that feeds him with pain relieving gas due to an old injury. He’s never been photographed without his mask and only a handful of people have seen his face. While his true motives remain a mystery, he appears to be building an army of followers in the dark tunnels underneath Gotham in order to create his own League of Shadows.
Selina Kyle: Selina Kyle is a world-class cat burglar and mistress of disguise. She’s cunning and devious, but has a deep sense of honor. As Catwoman, she targets Gotham’s wealthiest. Her weapons usually include infrared goggles, bladed high-heel boots, and a belt filled with lock picks.
The reference to the League of Shadows in Bane’s profile is interesting. It certainly adds credence to a reprise from Ra’s al Ghul in the film if maybe Bane is out there trying to make his own. Will Ra’s, or maybe daughter Talia, be able to stay away if Bane’s leading his own perverted version of the League? And how does Catwoman’s path cross with Bane? That’s still a question that isn’t answered here.
Damn you Nolan!
The Dark Knight Rises is out in theaters July 20.
That’s what I’ve heard, anyway. Apparently this additional post-credit scene is the one that comes after the credits and it’s only been added to US prints of The Avengers. The scene is also not the usual set up for the next Marvel movie, either. What we’ve heard from those lucky bastards who’ve already seen The Avengers is the post-credit scene is more of a wrap-up to something that happens earlier in the film.
Since I’ve been trying to stay as pure as possible for The Avengers I don’t actually know what happens in this new post-credits scene. But I can show you where to find out. Enjoy.
Now, play nice. Don’t be a dick and spoil it in the comments!
Source: Bleeding Cool
I’m just going to lay this out there, DO NOT WATCH THE CLIP IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED! It’s so obvious, right? Good, because I don’t want to hear anyone complaining about, “OMG. SPOILERS. I HATE YOU.” It’s clearly marked and no one’s forcing you to hit play. I haven’t even watch the clip, and if I can resist while I’m here writing the articled about, I think you can too. But I know there are those of you out there who are just itching see anything from The Avengers, and you want to see it now. So by all means, give it a watch. Just please, don’t be dick and post a comment telling us all what happens.
Whether or not you watched the super spoiler above I think you’ll really dig this infographic. Created by Comic Book Movie’s own Patrick Casey Bennett this timeline is a collection of all known events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a perfect way to brush up on your Marvel Movie knowledge before The Avengers opens May 4th. Major kudos to Bennet for this true labor of love.
The infographic is spoiler free for The Avengers, but obviously it contains lots of info about all the films leading up to it. Make sure you click to embiggen, and just in case you still can’t read the text I’ve added it below the cut.
It was big news. Huge News! When it was revealed in issue #6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 that the Slayer got her egg-o pregg-o. Even more startling was the revelation that Buffy was not going to carry her baby to term, but that she was going to seek an abortion. A highly controversial move, even for a comic book heroine, given the current political climate.
But despite the controversy, series creator Joss Whedon said that he wasn’t taking this move lightly, and it was an idea he was going to pursue till the end. Also, it’s not a gimmick.
“It’s not something we would ever take lightly, because you can’t. You don’t. It’s not an easy thing for anyone”.
Well, I guess that was then…
In the upcoming issue #9 there’s a kind of game changer to the Buffy’s pregnant storyline, and let’s just say it throws a real wrench into the works. It’s a major spoiler. (You hear that? SPOILER!!!) So scroll down at your own risk.
Spoiler in five
Here it is!
Yep, BuffyBot’s back, and it seems to be something of a surprise to Buffy herself. Is it just me, or does this remind you of something that happened on a certain time travel show last year where a character was pregnant/not pregnant/actually pregnant? No, me neither.
So is Whedon going back on his word, or is this building up to something interesting? Time will tell.
Source: Comic Book Movie
If you clicked on this story by reading the headline then you’re here because you know what you want. You want to know exactly what happens in AMC‘s The Walking Dead before it airs. If you don’t and you clicked her by mistake. Leave. Sorry, don’t want to sound rude but I feel really confident in this spoilery tid bit and I don’t want to be responsible for ruining your enjoyment of what is, my griping about changes from the source material aside, a pretty damn good television show.
Pull out your bullshit-detector because this rumor smells a little off.
io9 shared this doozy in their morning wrap-up of spoilers but it comes from Spoiler TV, who originally found it on one of The Walking Dead ‘s largest fan forums, Roamers and Lurkers. It comes from a user who claims to be a member of the production team. Already my bullshit-detector is beeping, but let’s continue anyway.
Hershel goes into town to a bar to drown his sorrows with alcohol, Rick and Glenn go after him.
They find him drinking long story short, 2 guys walk in out of nowhere and essentially fake being nice all along wanting to know where they are staying so they can go raid and rape etc. Rick pretty much goes cowboy on em and kills em both. Hershel has a new found admiration for him after this. Anyway after awhile a bunch of people come looking for their friends and finally find out and there is a fire fight between Rick’s people and the others, many of them.
Hershel getting drunk. Can’t say I saw it coming, but all right, I’ll buy it. We did see a short preview scene of Rick and Hershel somewhere that could have been a bar and two strangers show up. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to see Rick go “cowboy” on some dudes.
But this isn’t the major spoiler. If you think you’ll have regrets after reading what might be exactly what happens in the midseason premiere, stop now.
Of course, if you’re a fan of the comic book I bet you can guess where this is heading. We’ve only been expecting it since day one.
Shane does not make it through the season, essentially Lori puts into his head that if Rick wasn’t around they would still be together. This makes Shane change AGAIN, (he had finally made peace and Lori fucked him up again). Anyway he decides to kill Rick and lures him into the forest chasing after someone you will meet in “Nebraska”. Of course Rick isn’t stupid he realizes nothing is adding up and tries to give Shane a chance to abandon his plans. Believe it or not Rick loves Shane like a brother, anyway he finally calls Shane on it and Shane basically tells him how Carl and Lori will get over his death. Shane has a gun pointed at Ricks face and seconds away from shooting, when Rick starts to negotiate his way out of it, all along pulling a knife out. Long story short he lunges at Shane and buries the knife in his chest.
This then leads to Shane gettin’ zombified followed by Carl shooting him, killing him for good.
So, there you have it. And I’ve gotta say that if this is the route they take in adapting Shane’s death from comic to television, I’m disappointed. Again, if you’ve read the comic, Rick doesn’t kill Shane and Shane doesn’t become a zombie. Carl shoots Shane, killing him, because Shane was two-seconds away from going full-on crazy and killing Rick. I always wondered if the television show would shy away from the fact an 8-year-old kid shoots a man in the head and it seems they did. What a cop-out turning Shane into a zombie then having Carl kill him. All I’m saying is if they found that concept too much for TV then they’re going to have a hell of time adapting what comes next.
The forum post goes on to explain how this will affect Rick,
All this causes Rick to slowly change into a Shane if you will, believe me the show is going somewhere so crazy that Shane’s death will not even be a burden, he served his purpose by helping Ricks character transform.
And while, yes, I’ll agree Rick changes, a lot, as the series progressed I don’t think he simply changes into Shane. I think they chose to keep Shane around longer in the television show so we can see how cool-headed Rick can be, and continues to be even when the survivors have bigger and bigger shit storms to handle. And Rick does go off the deep-end from time to time but the reason he remains leader through all of this is he can think clearly when needed.
All right, so there are my thoughts on this rumor. I’m still calling bullshit on the whole premise, but what do you think? Is what this guy says possible? Or likely?
We’ll all find out for sure this Sunday at 9pm on AMC.
Sony has released the official plot synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man, releasing this summer on July 3rd.
The Amazing Spider-Manis the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.
As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance—leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices tot use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The inclusion of a mystery surrounding Peter’s parent’s death is intriguing. Not being a huge Spider-Man aficionado I wasn’t aware his parents disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Or maybe I’ve just got a poor memory, but I don’t remember this being covered in Sam Raimi’s films. Either way, this story is set with Peter Parker still in high school and I’m betting we’ll have plenty of teen drama and scenes for Peter with discovering himself. Which for him is a much cooler journey, being that he has super spider powers and all.
What do you think? Are you pleased with the direction this Spider-Man movie is taking?
Next up, before Spider-Man swings back on screens in July, Marvel is bringing us their biggest super hero movies yet, The Avengers on May 4th. And in good ‘ole Marvel movie fashion there’s rumored to be a surprise cameo.
Here’s a clue: I was just talking about him.
Yup! Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will supposedly be making an appearance in The Avengers. At least according to this slip-up from Jenny Agutter, who has a minor role in The Avengers, when she was interviewed by the Radio Times.
As for Agutter, she’s about to metamorphose again to appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in upcoming Hollywood blockbuster The Avengers.
“I’m sworn to secrecy! I wasn’t allowed a script until I got there, and when I did I felt like a complete child being on big sets and a huge parking lot full of Winnebagos.“
She does let slip that two of these housed Spider-Man and Iron Man; we suspect Agutter won’t able to avoid sci-fi conventions for much longer.
It’s possible the mention of the webslinger is a mistake, particularly since Spider-Man’s movie is currently own by Sony and The Avengers by Marvel, but who knows? I’m sure Marvel wants to bring Spider-Man into their movieverse eventually, could this cameo be the beginning?