Whatever: Comic-Con is Dead, Long Live Comic-Con!

- 07-28-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Here’s the thing: for approximately 150,000 people San Diego Comic-Con is a majestic thrill ride and a joyous gathering of like-minded people who have, at one point or another, likely felt like an outcast because they simply liked what they liked. This weekend, those things took their place at the center of the universe and there was shopping and partying and drinking and laser tag and celebrities and 29 minutes of sleep. That’s what Comic-Con was. For you.

For the rest of us who don’t go but do follow the world of pop culture and geeky nerdiness, Comic-Con isn’t a place, so much as it is a time of year. A holiday that delivers unto us a chance to nerd out over an endless stream of hard news about comics, TV shows and movies  – Comic -Con is when we get to feast on something real and not the gelatinous rumor paste that we have to subsist on all year long.

It’s that influx that excites the hundreds of thousands of people who follow the Comic-Con goings on; these things that get the world talking, and that’s why this thing feels as if it is an event that is much larger than it technically is. But for us to care this much about a party that we aren’t actually attending, we need to keep getting these thrills (or something like them) out of the deal or else what’s the point? (more…)

SDCC14: Warner Bros. Panel Shows First Look at Wonder Woman And ‘Batman V Superman’ Footage

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Warner Bros. panel at San Diego comic just kicked off with a unscheduled surprise. Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Henry Cavill just took the stage and teased the highly anticipated Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Giving us a our first look at all 3 in costume. Yes, Wonder Woman’s costume revealed for the first time! Check her out below. (more…)

SDCC14: Warner Bros. Panel Live-Blog

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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Surely by now those of you back home have heard about the insanely long line for San Diego Comic-Con‘s Hall H. It began forming about mid-afternoon yesterday and soon stretched three miles long (according to the convention gossips, that is). Yet–friend of the site, Rush Urbalejo has managed to grab a spot in the room and will be doing his best to recap today’s announcements. First up, Warner Bros.

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Will ‘Batman v. Superman’ or ‘Star Wars 7′ Get any Love at SDCC 2014?

- 07-08-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Short answer? Doesn’t look like it. After years of domination by Marvel where movie news is concerned, SDCC 2013‘s Hall H was utterly conquered by Warner Bros. and their pants-crappingly exciting announcement that not only was a sequel to Man of Steel in the works, said sequel would co-star BATMAN!

It’s now a year later, SDCC 2014 draws nigh, and we know much more about this film, entitled Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice–which is either a hint of the studio’s plans to finally make a Justice League flick, or WB simply hates nerds.

There was chatter recently that SDCC 2014′s Hall H would be the scene of an official announcement that Justice League is indeed happening, as well as rumors that Warner Bros. would have other announcements regarding future DC based films–but apparently, there is no solid evidence that any of this is to be: (more…)

Teaser Look at Harry Potter-verse ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Design and Some Info on the Future of the Franchise

- 07-07-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Fans of the Harry Potter-verse are no doubt pleased to know that the wizardly adventures did not end with the conclusion of the last film. Though Mr. Potter himself will not be back, other spell-slinging heroes and villains shall be appearing in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. Now, we get a little more info on how the project is going with a picture showing a little bit of the creature design and a report on some of the studio details. Scroll on, Potter fans, to get the latest. (more…)

Is Everything We’ve Heard About ‘Batman V Superman’ a Lie?

- 07-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Shawn Schillberg

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If the latest story about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is to be believed, much of the news that’s leaked so far regarding the movie was fake. According to Movieweb.com not only did Warner Bros. commission a fake script from which misleading plot details could be leaked, but they hired none other than Kevin Smith to write it.  (more…)

Warner Pursues Another YA Franchise in ‘The Monstrumologist’

- 06-26-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If you have an idea for a series of books with a supernatural or science fiction theme that might appeal to readers that fall under the category of “young adult”  now’s the time to get published. Laying aside Ruth Graham’s recent Slate piece that says that adult adults should be ashamed to be caught reading YA fiction such as The Hunger Games, Twilight and The Fault in Our Stars, the box office for the film adaptation of Fault proves again that there’s big money, and big crossover appeal, in the young adult side of the book store. So Warner Bros went shopping recently, and they seem to have picked up a new franchise, The Monstrumologist. (more…)

New ‘Stargate’ Film Trilogy will Reboot the Franchise

- 06-26-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Back in May, we announced that Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin–in concert with their plans to release two Independence Day sequels–would be remaking their 1994 sci-fi hit (and probably only truly GOOD movie), Stargate. Today we have confirmation that Stargate will indeed be rebooted by its creators–as the trilogy they originally intended it to be.  (more…)

‘Ready Player One’ Adaptation Moving Forward – Zak Penn Re-Writing Script

- 06-24-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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I don’t read often, but when I do, it’s because of books like Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. RPO is a nerd-tastic novel that will reawaken those nostalgic feelings for 80′s geek culture. Bursting with video game, TV show, and overall pop culture references from that era. Even if you didn’t live through the 80′s and don’t get all the references, it’s a fast paced, exciting read! A fantastic story, filled with gripping twists and turns, fun dialogue, and that one elusive writing quality, originality. Ready Player One is one of my favorite reads of all time! (more…)

Warner Bros Says Live Action ‘Scooby-Doo’ Reboot in the Works

- 06-18-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word around the Internet today is that Warner Bros has a reboot plan for everyone’s favorite crime solving hound Scooby Doo. That means we’ll soon be seeing  whole new gang of pesky teens solving mysteries and unmasking old guys in a new live action movie. (more…)