Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Farewell to a Bond: Sir Roger Moore passes away at 89

The world and James Bond fans everywhere are united in mourning, as BBC news reports that the legendary Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer" according to his family. As the third man to step into the shoes of the famous British secret service agent, Moore took over for Connery in 1972 and made his first appearance in the role in "Live and Let Die". Following that he starred in six more Bond films that includes "The Man with a Golden Gun", "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker", and is the longest serving Bond in film to date. Moore retired from the role after 1985's "A View To A Kill", and was succeeded by Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and the current Bond to date Daniel Craig.

Carly Simon- Nobody Does It Better

As someone who personally grew up watching Moore before getting to know Sean Connery, this is truly devastating news for fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sir Roger Moore's family and friends. Leaving a tribute with "Nobody Does It Better" - the opening to "The Spy Who Loved Me", as sung by Carly Simon.

May you rest in peace, 007.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wonder Woman: New "Tank" poster revealed by Geoff Johns

Set for release in just over a week's time, Warner Bros. and DC Films have released a brand new poster for "Wonder Woman" which shows Gal Gadot as Diana Prince hoisting a tank over her - just showing how powerful the Amazon Warrior princess is! The poster was shared by DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns in his Twitter page - and it's nothing short of "Wonderful" to say the least.

Wonder Woman will be released in theaters this June.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

ICYMI: Listen to a teaser of the "Spider-Man: Homecoming score by Michael Giacchino

With the movie setting its sights for release in just over a month, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are building momentum to the grand solo film of a certain amazing wallcrawler set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland who reprises his role as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man from his introduction in last year's "Captain America: Civil War".

If you haven't seen it yet, composer Michael Giacchino takes on the score for Homecoming following his successful work in last year's "Doctor Strange", and gives fans a tease of things to come by showing off an orchestral version of the original 1960's Spider-Man theme via his official Twitter page!

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tom Hardy cast as Eddie Brock for "Venom" in 2018

Looks like a very big guy who has played a comic book villain before will once again suit up as certain "Lethal Protector", as English actor Tom Hardy has been cast to play the part of Eddie Brock in Sony Pictures' upcoming "Venom" movie! Tweeted by Sony themselves (with a pic of Hardy wearing a Venom shirt above) and reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be set in Sony's new Spider-Man centered universe that begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming this year, and will be directed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.

Certainly no stranger to Spider-Man fans, Venom is well known as the union between Eddie Brock and the Black alien symbiote that Spider-Man brought back from the "Secret Wars" as his new costume. While the symbiote has transferred and bonded with other hosts over the years (including Flash Thompson), Brock remains the original Venom and has recently returned to that role in comics. With Tom Hardy having experience playing bulky characters in "Bronson" and as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises", it's a sure bet that this is one of the best casting choices made in films yet.

Venom is expected to be released on October 5, 2018.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Black Lightning: First Look Trailer released by The CW

Set to debut during the midseason schedule of The CW, the network has officially released the first trailer for their brand new superhero TV Show "Black Lightning" - based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name and another DC character making his live-action debut. Unfortunately for those hoping he'll crossover with other shows in the Arrowverse, that won't be happening anytime soon according to the network (as revealed in Comic Book.com). Still, we can look forward to Cress Williams adventures as Jefferson Pierce when he reemerges as a hero following years of putting his superhero days behind him.

Black Lightning | First Look Trailer

Black Lightning will debut soon on The CW.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Secret Empire extends to #10 issue come August

In what feels like a recurring trend for recent Marvel events, Marvel.com has announced that their current Captain America/ Hydra centered crossover story "Secret Empire" has been extended one more issue - bringing the total count to 10 and seeing the last issue come out this August. The story, written by "Captain America: Steve Rogers" writer Nick Spencer, sees the Cosmic Cube altered Steve Rogers as the new Supreme Commander of Hydra - leading his new council and army to take over the world and with the divided heroes trying to mount a stand against his secret empire.

In the article, Marvel SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort explained why there was a need to add an issue #10:

“[Writer] Nick [Spencer] has constructed each issue of SECRET EMPIRE so that it ends with a climactic twist or a big reveal or a shocking development, and issue #9 is no exception,” said SVP & Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort. “So moving into the finale, with issue #10, the heroes across the Marvel Universe will be pushed to the breaking point as we race to the exhilarating climax we’ve been planning for months. Oh, and let me say again: we’re not going to use the Cosmic Cube to simply reverse everything away—the stakes matter, maybe more than they ever have before.”

Secret Empire #10 will be written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Steve McNiven, with a cover by Mark Brooks featuring a new look for the Hydra leader Cap.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Doomsday Clock" Preview featured in "The Button" finale

With The Button finally ending this week with the release of "The Flash #22", DC Comics shifts the focus and attention of the "Watchmen/ DC Rebirth" mystery to its next upcoming storyline set for this fall when Geoff Johns returns to write "Doomsday Clock" alongside the creative team of Gary Frank and Brad Anderson. The final part of "The Button" saw lots of reveals and more questions remaining to be answered... But also featured an epilogue that is a lead on to Doomsday Clock, which was released by DC and also featured by Comic Book.com.

You can check out the two page teaser here, teasing the Comedian's button floating in space bloody as ever, and then shifting to what is revealed as Superman's familiar "S" logo that is the crest of The House Of El. One can only wonder what Johns has planned... We'll just have to wait and see.

"Doomsday Clock" will be released on November 2017.