Last week, Orphan Black returned with a bang. After the cliffhanger revelation of Season 2, the series wasted no time in showing just how different the male clones are from the female clones and man, are they different! The series is known for its many twists and turns throughout the story and if the first episode of Season 3 is any indication, the show will remain true to form. We had a chance to sit down with some of the cast and crew to pick their brains about the upcoming season and they were more than happy to dish on what fans can expect from the series. Well, as far as they were allowed to divulge, of course. (more…)
Well, WonderCon has come and gone and if you were in attendance, you are no doubt feeling it today! With so much to see and do, it is impossible to see everything that the floor has to offer, even for us! We have gathered some of the best things to come out of WonderCon this year (that we saw)! (more…)
We are still about five months away from San Diego Comic-Con but it’ll be here sooner than you think! This weekend, the convention will be holding open registration for those who were not lucky enough to snag one of these coveted memberships to the annual Geek Mecca during preregistration, and if it is anything like years past, it will likely be the most stressful day of the year for thousands of geeks across the globe. So, we have decided to try to make things a bit easier on you this year by giving you this handy-dandy guide to making your Registration Day a good one, whether you score those badges or not! (more…)
While he’s been busy working on such series as Revolution and Defiance, Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon hasn’t lost sight of his now decade-old baby. Fans have been wondering if O’Bannon would ever return to the Farscape universe after the show ended, and now it seems like there might be a glimmer of hope that astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) could resume his adventures on a screen near you.
Batman is turning 75 this year and the folks at DC and Warner Bros. are doing their best to give us a little taste of all-things-Caped Crusader. The latest is another animated short, this one set within the world of Batman Beyond. It was released at Wondercon on Saturday the 19th, though it’s not likely to be the last of these little surprises. Check out just over a minute of Batman-y goodness courtesy of writer and artist, Darwyn Cooke. (more…)
Any lingering doubt you had about Pacific Rim maybe not being big or bold enough is about to go out the window. Shown originally at WonderCon earlier this month, Warner Bros. has uploaded the footage for us all to enjoy. And enjoy it you will. Giant robots. Fighting giant kaiju. And Idris Elba. What’s not to love?
I’m pretty damn impressed, are you? My jaw was gaping at the end. I mean, it swung an oil liner as if it were a baseball bat!
Pacific Rim opens July 12th.
It’s one of the most anticipated series’ premieres of the summer, if not the year. CBS’ Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King, was discussed at a panel at WonderCon over the weekend, and now we’ve been given our first look at the show, as well as some behind the scenes insight from King himself.
What is Under the Dome? Adapted for TV by comic writer and Lost contributor Brian K. Vaughan, the series (and novel) follows the citizens of the small town of Chester’s Mill who become trapped behind a forcefield that surrounds their town, keeping them in and the rest of the world out. And before you say, “Homer will save them,” as been noted before, King started working on the novel in the 1980s and had returned to it over the years before it was finally published in 2009.
The series stars Rachelle Lefevre, Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Britt Robertson, and Keith Harris. Click play to see the preview below.
This weekend, at WonderCon Anaheim, Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez and producer Bruce Campbell showed off some snazzy new footage from the reboot to an eager crowed. After which, the two took to the mics and fielded some questions. In the midst of all the fanfare, one fan brought up the possibility of both the original Evil Dead and this new franchise merging. The answer was quite surprising…
Bruce directed the question to Alvarez, who said it was dream to to see the two franchises eventually merge into some form of bloody entertainment. It wouldn’t be far fetched either, as fans of both iterations of the franchise have speculated the films take place in the same universe.
According to Fede, the plan would be to develop the sequel while Sam Raimi develops Army of Darkness 2 eventually merging both Mia, the hero of the Alvarez’s Evil Dead, and Ash’s stories together.
That in itself, sounds awesome. Something to which Campbell replied:
“I think seven is a nice number.”
Currently there is no sure fire confirmation in all of this, but it would be a welcome addition to the Evil Dead history having fresh blood working alongside Ash to destroy the Necronomicon. With Sam currently writing Army of Darkness 2 this summer and Fede’s work on this reboot any future sequel Ghost House Pictures or FilmDistrict has in mind could be the start of another trilogy of proper shock and awesome.
The Joker, Lex Luthor, Darksied, Dan Didio… DC Comics greatest villains will soon get the spotlight, and maybe even you too! Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment announced Necessary Evil today, a documentary that will explore the company’s big bad guys and be narrated by the legendary Sir Christopher Lee.
The doc will feature interviews with comic book creators, writers, actors and maybe even you. Yes you! Filming starts this weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, and fans are encouraged to show up in DC Comic villain cosplay for a chance to appear in the documentary. Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con will also have similar opportunities later this year.
As DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, put it “It’s time we deconstruct these complex and sinister antagonists and celebrate the role they play as the engine and energy of some of the greatest storytelling in comics. 2013 is the Year of the Villain at DC Comics.”
If you are going to be at WonderCon on Saturday and have a green and purple powersuit – head over to the DC booth (#801), filming is expected to run from 10:30am till 1pm.
You can read the full press release -if that’s your kinda thing- after the jump. (more…)
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ABOVE: I can’t even find this sexy because I can’t get passed the thought of her being covered in goopy, Zombie face. It’s just gross. The bloody garter belts are clever, but still, ew. [ObvizusWinner]