Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Arrow: WildCat confirmed for Season 3 and will be played by J.R. Ramirez


Looks like we're getting a lot more heroes from the DC Universe for the third season of The CW's highly successful superhero TV Series "Arrow", and after the SDCC panel of the show confirmed that the tease star Stephen Amell posted weeks ago was that of a reference to the character "Wildcat", Deadline and Superherohype have now reported that the part has been cast and given to "House of Payne" star J.R. Ramirez!


What's interesting though is not just that the Justice Society of America alum and hero will be appearing on the show, but that the news and bits about Ted Grant and his alter ego. Wildcat will have a "pivotal role with Laurel Lance" this season, and if one follows the series and the history of the character in comics, then we'll be possibly see the birth of a certain female crimefighter and love interest Green Arrow fans know and love so well - Black Canary. It's true that Sarah Lance, Laurel's sister, has played "The Canary" and looks the part... But that may well be the show's way of updating up Laurel and turning her into the character we know from the books, especially since her full name is Laurel "Dinah" Lance!

Arrow Season 3 begins airing on October 8 on the CW!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: New theatrical poster and trailer released

Just after Comic-Con 2014 came to its epic and exciting conclusion last weekend, director Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. have officially unveiled a new poster and theatrical trailer to their final installment in their epic Hobbit trilogy with "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"!


Featured of course in the newly revealed poster is a tired and worn out Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman and who kneels holding his trusty Elf-made sword Sting in hand.

And if that weren't enough, the newly unveiled teaser trailer showcases what to expect from the grand finale, including replaying the tune Pippen's song from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King called "Edge of Night".


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits in the US on December 17, 2014!

Monday, July 28, 2014

SDCC '14: Marvel Studios Comic-Con Recap : Age of Ultron and Ant-Man Panel Videos, Prop displays, & Guardians of the Galaxy 2 confirmed

A lot has happened in San Diego Comic-Con this, and there's no shortage of news about the upcoming new films Marvel Entertainment and Disney have for their Marvel Cinematic Universe set of films. In fact, teases and reveals were litered throughout the entire experience, starting with the slowly assempled concept character poster that unites all the players for the movie, including newcomers Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and The Vision!


Via Flicks and The City, here is the cast and crew of Avengers: Age of Ultron doing their thing and entertaining the audience with the official Panel Video for the film during Comic-Con last weekend, featuring Josh Brolin doing something "EPIC" during the event that seals his role for the MCU... As THANOS.

Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron SDCC Official Comic Con Panel

And then even the cast of Ant-Man also took to the stage and confirmed that Evangeline Lily of The Hobbit Trilogy fame is playing the role of Hank Pym's daughter, Hope Van Dyne.

Marvel Ant-Man SDCC Official Comic Con Panel 2014

On the final day of SDCC '14, Marvel had a few more teaser displays for the world to see, which include a BROKEN and CRACKED Captain America Shield, as revealed by Superherohype.


Ultron Prime was also seen...


.. As well as the arm of Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor! Comic Book.com had the scoops on both.



 And while it has yet to show in theaters until a few days, James Gunn is returning for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, dated on July 28, 2017!

Guardians of the Galaxy hits on July 31/ August 1st this year! Be sure to catch Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, and Ant-Man on July 17, 2015.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SDCC '14: Gal Gadot revealed in First Look photo as Wonder Woman for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice


Following the introduction and beginning of the Warner Bros. SDCC '14 Panel, Zack Snyder took to the stage, and revealed a teaser for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that just sent fans expectations through the roof - the very first look of Gal Gadot as Princess Diana of Themyscira... Aka known as the Amazon Warrior Wonder Woman!


And if that's not all, the teaser footage shown in the hall was that of Ben Affleck's Batman wearing an armored batsuit similar to his end fight with Superman in the epic Frank Miller futuristic story "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns", with him facing the Man of Steel as played by Henry Cavill.

How it's gonna play out and go down is anyone's guess... But teases for the DC Cinematic Universe is going strong so far! Hope to see more from Comic-Con! For more, visit the source post at Comic Book.com!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lands in theaters on May 6, 2016

SDCC '14: Avengers: Age of Ultron: Complete Poster Assembled; Hulk and Thor added


And there we have it... AVENGERS ASSEMBLED for the concept posters going around for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 Hailing straight from SDCC '14, the final two posters released for Hulk and Thor interlock to complete the entire cast, which includes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, and Hawkeye... With The Vision looming in the background as well.

 For individual poster reveals, here are Hulk and Thor as seen in ComicBook.com.


Avengers, Age of Ultron assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SDCC '14: Arrow Season 3 "First Look" Comic-Con Trailer released


As San Diego Comic-Con opens up a lot of excitement and news flooding the internet, The CW's Arrow Panel Presentation went and debuted the very "First Look" trailer of Season 3, which features not only the return of Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, but his supporting cast as well as new additions, including former Superman actor Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer... aka The Atom, and intense looks at Oliver and Felicity's growing relationship and Colton Haynes stepping up his Roy Harper role by donning the Arsenal identity!

Arrow - Season 3 First-Look

Also... The "You Have Failed This City" line returns, and an official Instagram account opens!

Arrow is set to debut on The CW on October 8 and participating networks afterwards!

SDCC '14: Maisie Williams might play Ellie in "The Last of Us" film adaptation

Fans of HBO's epic medieval fantasy show "Game of Thrones" and Naughty Dog's Survival Horror game "The Last of Us" are going to raise arms for this casting rumor to come true, and it hails straight from Comic-Con weekend news to boot


According to a report by Cinema Blend, Evil Dead and Spider-Man films director Sam Raimi was at SDCC to give an update on the film adaptation to TLOU, in which he confirmed that he and writer Neil Druckmann were having conversations with English actress Maisie Williams to play a part in the film. While the role hasn't been confirmed, her age and look is perfect for the character Ellie, who is one of the main characters of the game is herself as rebellious as Maisie's GOT character, Arya Stark.


The resemblance is also not far-fetched either, as Ellie plays a crucial role in The Last of Us, traveling cross-country with her older companion and guardian Joel in a post-apocalyptic setting. Throughout Season 3 and 4, Arya Stark has been doing her share of travels as well with The Hound Sandor Clegane, so hearing this bit of news is pretty amusing as it is coincidental.



That wouldn't fall far from the tree either, as Williams' castmates Kit Harrington and Sean Bean, who play her character Arya's half-brother Jon Snow and father Ned Stark respectively, both starred in a survival horror game film adaptation themselves with the 2012 film Silent Hill Revelation.

No release date has been given for The Last of Us film yet, but a remastered edition coming out for the PS4 is due on July 29!

UPDATE: Sony released this teaser poster, as seen in Kotaku.