Friday, July 25, 2014

SDCC '14: Avengers: Age of Ultron Comic-Con concept posters assembling

With San Diego Comic-Con 2014 ongoing and so much news coming out of it, Marvel Studios and Disney see it fit to tease fans looking forward to the next big Marvel Cinematic Universe film by unleashing not one, but a MULTITUDE OF CONCEPT POSTERS promoting the culmination movie of Phase Two coming next year - Avengers: Age of Ultron!

And so far, here are the posters that have been revealed and shown, as seen in Superherohype!

Black Widow

Captain America

Iron Man

Scarlet Witch

All that's missing is a few more, and surely within the next few days we'll see them.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed once again by Joss Whedon, will assemble in theaters on May 1, 2015!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SDCC '14: Ben Affleck's Batcowl; New Play Arts KAI, and more on SDCC '14

The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con is on full swing with Preview Night... And TONS of news has already been released on the interwebz, especially those concerning a certain Caped Crusader after Batman Day happened officially worldwide on Wednesday, July 23, as a commemorative moment that happens during the year of the character's 75th Anniversary.

Now, more treats and beyond appear to promote the Dark Knight and his expanded world beyond the pages of comics, courtesy of SDCC '14 news from just about everywhere.

Via his official Twitter feed, here's DC Comics co-publisher Dan Didio tweeting a nice pic of the Cape and Cowl Ben Affleck will wear as Batman in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as exhibited in SDCC. You can also preview more angles and pics of this display at Superherohype's coverage.

As seen in the official Batman Facebook page and promoting the show's upcoming release, DC Entertainment and FOX have released this collage of the character posters of the people appearing in the Batman prequel show, Gotham.

Also, Enewsi reports that the viral site "Gotham Chronicle" is out to promote one of the greatest tragedies that made the city desolate for years to come.

And for the toy collecting side of things, more DC Collectibles and toys were featured that include Total Heroes and Batman: Arkham Knight via Toynewsi. However as seen in Kotaku, Square-Enix's Play Arts KAI series is taking Tetsuya Nomura approach in adapting The Batman, as the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts guy designs the Dark Knight in a literal sense that echoes the look of Bahamut from the FF games.

Besides The Batman, there's a whole lot more and loads of news to come in the next few days ahead for SDCC. Count on that.

SDCC '14: Peter Jackson releases The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Comic-Con poster

Arriving online just in time for San Diego Comic-Con week's beginning, Warner Bros. and director Peter Jackson via the latter's Facebook page have released the first and official Comic Con poster for the third and final installment of The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Seen above of course is Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans)... Readying himself to face the the threat to his home of Laketown in the form of the great dragon named Smaug (Benedict Cumberpatch)... Who is about to unleash fire, fury, and brimstone on the quiet little trading village. He will fulfill his destiny in this last film to be helmed by Jackson, which is a prequel to the epic The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and depicts the adventures of the titular hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and a company of dwarves, who journeyed to the Misty Mountains and Dwarven Kingdom to reclaim their homeland from the vicious creature.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is slated for release in the US on December 17, 2014.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Batman: Arkham Knight: Red Hood revealed as Gamestop Exclusive

Batman Day is pretty much here, and fans eager to celebrate 75 years and all things about the Caped Crusader are treated to some boombastic news for one of the most anticipated games featuring the Dark Knight and made by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Rocksteady Studios - that being Batman: Arkham Knight!

Via a report, a reader by the name of "El Murcielago" sent in what appears to be a new banner ad that not only promotes the game's release and the Harley Quinn story pack... but a newly added Gamestop exclusice story pack that spotlights the Red Hood, aka Jason Todd the second Robin. True to Rocksteady's take on the Batman universe with the Arkham games, Jason gets a redesign for his costume, and this time the "Red Hood" is not a helmet but a literal jacket hood, and his portrait is sort of a homage to Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed games with the way he poses.

Also, could the Red Hood's presence in the game signify that he is the mysterious Arkham Knight? We'll find out more down the line I suppose, and maybe via this week's SDCC. For more information, visit the source post at Batman-news.

Batman: Arkham Knight is slated for release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2015!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Batman 75: DC Universe Online "Building The Bat" feature explores Jim Lee's Batman

Batman Day Week ushers on, and DC Entertainment is not pulling any stops in letting fans and readers of the Caped Crusader know his big day arrives on Wednesday, July 23. That being said, Jim Lee and the people behind the publisher's popular MMORPG DC Universe Online have released this stellar video tackling the essence of The Dark Knight and his presence in the game, which is just perfect and in time for his 75th Anniversary.

75 Years of Batman: Building the Bat in DC Universe Online

What's pretty neat about the video is that not only does it recap the importance of Batman, but his design inspirations and look used in the game, which is drawn straight from Jim Lee's highly successful designs and pencil work in the 2002 "Batman: Hush" storyline. A classic take on the character is emphasized, not to mention it being recognizable and a standard for many that remains iconic to this day.

Get to know more about Batman and DCUO by visiting DC Comics' official website.

The Walking Dead: Season 5 Banner Poster released

San Diego Comic-Con week is here, and there's plenty of things to be excited about in the world of popculture and hobbies. Of course, one of those things that people are anticipating and expecting is news and the first trailer for the upcoming fifth season of AMC's major hit zombie drama TV Series "The Walking Dead", which fans of the show are itching to get a taste of like the walkers that feature prominently in the show itself.

And along with this week's hype comes a newly revealed banner poster, featuring most of the primary and surviving cast of characters of the series thus far. After the end of Season 4, Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Carl Grimes, Michonne, and the others were taken prisoner by the mysterious group of people residing in "Terminus" - a so-called sanctuary that is more than what it seems. With the ever present threat of walkers still around and people who are more dangerous when they are desperate to survive, Rick's group will have to find a way out of their predicament and see if they can pick up the pieces after everything they've been through.

For more information on the poster, visit the source post at the official TWD Facebook page.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC and affiliated networks with Season 5 this October.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gotham: Dr. Hugo Strange to appear in the series

A certain doctor from the Batman universe will be appearing in Fox's upcoming new show based on the city The Dark Knight protects... And it's a menacing and manipulative figure that's well known to fans who have read and played the games the Caped Crusader is based on.

On this Batman Day week, Gotham TV Series showrunner Bruno Heller said in an interview with IGN that big baddie Psychiatrist Dr. Hugo Strange would be appearing in the show. According to Heller, Strange is an integral part in the first season, as it not only deals with the beginnings of Detective Jim Gordon, a young Bruce Wayne, and the future villains of the city, but also the foundation of Arkham - the institution and asylum that Batman will send his rogues gallery to.

Arkham City: Crime Alley

Eventually, Hugo Strange's future relationship with Batman shapes their rivalry, as the master manipulator also deduces Bruce Wayne's secret identity. The character prominently appears as well in the video game Batman: Arkham City, as one of the major foes that The Dark Knight faces in the game. For more on the Hugo Strange to Gotham story, visit the source post at Comic

Gotham debuts on Fox starting September 22.