While Marvel continues its uncontested dominance of the big screen, fans continue to wait and see if DC packs the gear to match their rival’s cinematic achievements. (more…)
We’ve seen quite a bit from Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studio‘s upcoming brawler featuring some of DC‘s most famous capes and cowls. We’ve seen Superman punch foes into space, Solomon Grundy pull a tombstone from his chest and bludgeon opponents, and Harley Quinn armed with explosive pies. And with its interactive environment and insane combos, Injustice looks like a real quality fighting game, not a game hinging on fans to be content with pitting Wondy against Bats.
Finally with the release of its story trailer we know why it’s teammate against teammate, and friend against friend.
Wow. Color me impressed. I think the graphics are great looking, most of the character designs are pretty slick – still don’t understand why Harley needs yet another costume, but I’ll move on – and if this trailer’s intensity transfers to the gameplay I think we’re looking at a top notch superhero game. Whatcha think?
Injustice: Gods Among Us releases for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U on April 16th. You grabbing a copy?
Director Zach Snyder has confirmed that a second trailer for his Superman reboot will be attached to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and wants you to know how ecstatic he is about it.
The man behind The Man of Steel (hmm, that sounded awfully homoerotic) said the following to MTV News:
I can’t wait for ‘The Hobbit,’ so it will be fun to see our crazy ‘Man of Steel’ trailer and then enjoy ‘The Hobbit’ because that’s going to be great. It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action.
Wow, thanks Zach. You just gave us more reason to see The Hobbit. Speaking of which, The Hobbit is ending 2012 with bang. A) It’s The Hobbit, who the hell isn’t excited for it? B) It’s the first film ever in HFR 3D and C) there will be a Star Trek Into Darkness 9 minute prologue and trailer. And, of course, the forementioned 2nd look at Man of Steel. Golly (that’s such an underused word. imma bring it back), talk about being excited to go the movies.
In other Man of Steel news. Snyder commented briefly (via SHH) about the film’s villain, Michael Shannon:
Shannon is great, he has such great enthusiasm and dedication constantly. You can imagine that you could get actors who go, ‘Oh right, it’s Zod, it’s not 100 percent serious,’ or [you can play it] slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him. His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry, who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic.
Hearing Snyder talk about the film and it’s cast excites me. He really sells me on the idea that we’re finally getting the version of Superman we deserve. The footage seen thus far, however, hasn’t been as impressive. I mean come on, the first trailer showed Supes hitchhiking like a bum and sailing in a storm. These moments obviously indicate Clark/Superman is doing some deep soul/identity searching. Cripes, do we really need to care Superman’s psyche? Let everyone else be human. Leave. Superman to fly around, smash shit up and be the hero none of us can be.
I can only hope this 2nd Man of Steel trailer is as crazy as Snyder says it is.
Eli Roth, perhaps best known for his Hostel series, is a multi-talented Hollywood renaissance man who fills roles as producer, director, actor and writer. Even though he’s got seven films he’s currently involved with in a production capacity, he may be taking on a new project soon. Currently, Roth is in talks to potentially direct Warner Brothers’ new Dracula adaption, Harker.
Supposedly, Harker will but a new spin on the old vampire myth. Casting has started strong, with Russell Crowe signing on as none-other-than Dracula himself. This would not be the first time the two have worked together, as they just got done filming an action flick called The Man with the Iron Fists. WB had originally planned for Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) to direct, but scheduling issues killed that plan and now they want Roth to take over.
So far there’s no leading man for the titular role of Jonathan Harker and details on the story are still sketchy. Perhaps if Roth signs on, they’ll be able to get him to put in a little work-over on the script as well? Of course, Warner Bros. is looking to franchise the film, which means it will likely end up being either very cool or very ‘safe’.
Though I’ve always been skeptical of vampire films and find 9-out-of-10 of them to be almost completely unwatchable, I’m eager to see some more details on this one. With Roth at the helm, it could turn out to be an interesting piece of work.
Thanks to deadline for the heads-up.
Warner Bros. just keeps on milking the Potter teat. On November 11th Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD. If you’re a Potter fan you’d better snag that shit as soon as you can, because Warner Bros. just made an announcement that as of December 29, 2011 all copies of Harry Potter movies, including the November 11 releases of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection will be taken out of circulation.
It’s a dirty whore trick they picked up from Disney, who releases films on home video and then, after several months, puts them in “The Disney Vault” increasing the value of previously released product and creating interest in an eventual re-release.
Here are the details from the official press release:
Harry Potter, the #1 motion picture franchise of all time, will soon disappear from shelves, as Warner Bros. stops shipping all Harry Potter theatrical film titles (including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2, and Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection) as of December 29, 2011 (moratorium does not include digital – Electronic Sell-Through & VOD – or games). The Harry Potter franchise has grossed more than $12.1 billion for Warner Bros. Entertainment – with $7 billion at the worldwide box office for Warner Bros. Pictures and $5.1 billion for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
So, if you don’t have the money to buy them during that short window… you’ll pretty much have to wait a decade to buy it (officially). As slasfilm points out “Limiting the availability automatically makes an otherwise normal piece of merchandise more valuable”. It’s a method that has proven successful for Disney, but they’re Disney…they can pull shit like that. If I may digress here for a moment and say – that I’m still pissed that Disney hasn’t fucking re-released Song of the South. Yes, I know the flick perpetuates a dangerously glorified picture of slavery (which is NOT COOL), but I wanna hear some “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”.
Disney was able to make magic happen (no pun intended) because of the transition in formats (VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray), which warranted a re-purchase. That wave is over. It’s the year 2011. People no longer care for physical media. They want to DOWNLOAD movies, stream them…etc. Warner Bros. has some balls to think the “Limited time” ploy, especially on a dying media will work for them. Of course, knowing how crazy HP fans are, maybe they have nothing to worry about?
Seems like both WB and DC want to keep on teasing us with their upcoming film, Green Lantern and can you blame them? The Martin Campbell directed film has just released it’s 10th TV spot and although the spot is short as usual, it has a little bit of everything for all of us to enjoy.
If you still have any doubts about Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, especially after how he recites the oath in this spot, then I don’t know what can get you excited for this upcoming superhero flick.
Source: Geek Tyrant
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
In what could be called by some as a pure money grab from the success of the CW’s Smallville television series Warner Bros. is rumored to be turning to the Dark Knight. Comic Book Movie has claimed the Batman series will be headed to the small screen after Director Chris Nolan has completed the third Batman movie.,The Dark Knight Rises, in 2012. That’s not even the most intriguing part of the news, the studio already has their collective eyes on a lead. Actor Karl Urban (Star Trek, Red) is being eyed as Gotham City’s Cape Crusader. Given his chiseled good looks and nerd notoriety (Lord of the Rings, and the upcoming Judge Dredd remake) it’s easy to see why.
With the Superman Smallville series lasting an outstanding 10-years it’s easy to transition into a dark tone, with people ready to watch for a Bat signal. An entire plethora of DC’s universe was introduced thanks to CW constant renewing of the series over and over. From the introduction to the Justice League (Green Arrow, Cyborg, Aquaman) to classic villains like Toyman and Bizarro Superman. They even flashed us the Wonder Twins for an episode. While the original release, seen here , feels like it’s a complete 10 on the bullshit meter it may become a reality one day. We could even see the Joker reintroduced to a younger audience.
“…they believe that the Joker alone will garner ratings through the roof and are already planning on a closed set with extremely tight security to prevent any leaked footage.”
A new joker, while an insane option, could turn out to be a deal breaker. With the yin to Batman’s yang the show wouldn’t feel right. It was also stated that this Joker would be a new version, in no way disrespecting the role now iconic to Heath Ledger.
Remember, this is only a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt. Don’t start writing to WB with demands that Two-Face or Poison Ivy should be involved. All you’ll be doing is wasting trees.
Via: Geek Tyrant
Just when we get news about Zac Efron possibly playing the role of Kaneda or Tetsuo in the upcoming Akira remake, it seems that some one at WB wants folks to keep talking about the film. Recent news indicate that Morgan Freeman (Dark Knight, Wanted) has just been offer the role of Colonel Shikishima, who was simply known as The Colonel.
Who knows if Freeman knows the Akira property or not, he would be able to show the class the Colonel has on the big screen. What do y’all think of this possible casting news? Would Freeman play the role right or it doesn’t matter who is in the film as this will be crap either way? Tell us how you feel about the Hughes Brothers film by leaving a comment.
It looks we got even more Flash news to report as it seems that Chris Pine (Star Trek, Smokin’ Aces) is now rumored to play the lead, Barry Allen for the upcoming The Flash. Initially, it was first reported that Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, A-Team) was offer the role but he quickly denied about the rumor.
While this isn’t set in stone, I don’t think this is a bad choice as most would say that Pine pulled off the Kirk role in last years Star Trek film. It just matters if he will be up for the role. What do y’all think about this casting? Do you think Pine can pull off being Barry Allen or do you have someone else in mind that should play The Flash? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.
So last month, we had Greg Berlanti, co-producer and co-writer for the upcoming Green Lantern films, tell us how The Flash movie will have elements from Se7en, Silence of the Lambs and The Matrix. In a recent interview with writer Marc Guggenheim, he had this to say:
We are working on The Flash movie now and typing away… We are being true to whole Barry Allen science police, [back then] that’s what forensic exanimers were, we are being true to those origins and updating them for the 21st century and I feel like, in many ways, the movie, it’s three movies in one, it’s part thriller, that forensic, cool, Se7en, Silence of the Lambs, then part superhero movie and part sports movie because there is an athleticism to this character that other superheroes don’t have so that’s fun to play with and you get to see how all three of those elements form each other and make the whole movie even better.
Not only do we have Se7en and Silence of the Lamb mentioned again, we now have that The Flash will be three movies in one since it’ll be a mix of a thriller, superhero and sports movie. With the script due at the end of the year, I’m sure this won’t be the last time we get to hear what The Flash will be like.
What do y’all think about this news? Is this how you want The Flash movie to be or do you think they maybe overdoing the “dark” part for the speedy hero?