Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Update: Tumblers and Bane being filmed on Pittsburgh!

Batman-News has sprung the word for a couple of nifty news from the set of Christopher Nolan's next Batman movie, with one post showing photos of Tom Hardy on set and wearing full costume gear as Bane for "The Dark Knight Rises"! With filming currently taking place in Pittsburgh, this looks to be a major scene taking place with Hardy standing in the middle of the street, with his Bane costume made up of a military vest, trenchcoat, and of course a mask that covers his mouth.

Also being filmed on Pittsburgh is the returning Tumbler (aka the Batmobile), or rather THREE of them. For those still wondering why the vehicle is back, Lucius Fox did point out in Batman Begins that there is more than one, so it would make sense for Bruce Wayne to procure another one for his needs. A video has also made its way to You Tube which sees the vehicles being driven on the set.

The Dark Knight Rises Tumblers on set

For more information on the stories, visit the source post at Batman-News!

The Dark Knight Rises comes into theaters on July 20, 2012!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Evo 2011 is happening now!

Taking place this weekend at good ol' Las Vegas, this year's Evo Championship Series Tournament, Evo 2011,  gathers all the world's greatest and hungriest fighting game players and makes them square off against one another for the top prize and to reign supreme! Fans and players of games like Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Blazblue: Continuum Shift II, Tekken 6, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, and Mortal Kombat better not miss this one! The best of the best will compete in exciting matches from these games, and even well known brawlers like Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong will be there!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cowboys and Aliens' star Harrison Ford meets an old friend...

Everyone knows who Harrison Ford is. The legendary actor played Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, and he was the swashbuckling adventurer Indiana Jones as well. Now he's about to set forth in a new adventure in the Wild West fighting against extra-terrestrials in the Jon Favreau directed "Cowboys and Aliens". Before that though, he has an "old score" to settle with an old friend, and everything went down during Ford's interview in Jimmy Kimmel. E! Online featured this You Tube clip on their site, and now you can see it here too!

Harrison Ford settles an old feud

LOL! Ah the memories of wookies and space adventurers!

Cowboys and Aliens shows on international theaters this August!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

First official look on Sci-Fi Revoltech War Machine!

Marvelousnews and Big Bad Toy have officially posted a clear scanned image and details on Japan's Sci-Fi Revoltech line release of War Machine, aka Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes and the best friend/ partner of Tony Stark, aka the Invincible Iron Man! This version of War Machine is based on his appearance on the 2010 film "Iron Man 2", and acts as the follow up to Sci-Fi Revoltech's release of the Mark VI and Mark IV armors of Iron Man from the same movie. Designated as Sci-Fi Revoltech #031, War Machine comes packing with heavy firepower, articulation, and props, so this baby's going to fly well with your Iron Man collection if you have any! You can check out more pics and info on how to order via the source posts at and!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

College Humor: Nick Fury in other movies

What would happen if you had Nick Fury, famously played by Samuel L. Jackson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, went around and recruited other people from different movies for his "Avengers Initiative"?

College Humor has you covered on that thought via their latest spoof offering.XD

College Humor: Nick Fury in other movies

Kind silly towards the end, but I must admit, that guy pretty much knew his Sam. L Jackson, LOL.XD

Frank Darabont steps down as showrunner for The Walking Dead

Via Deadline, Slash Film, and Enewsi, Frank Darabont, the executive producer, director, and creator of AMC's TV Adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead", is stepping down and giving up his position as showrunner of the series. Having just appeared at the show's panel presentation at this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, this comes as big and surprising news to fans, since Darabont was the lead figure responsible for tackling and directing creative duties in the first season. With the second season slated to debut on October 16, his departure will not affect the schedule, but it may promote his number 2 man, Glen Mazzara of "The Shield" fame, to the top man position. How this will affect the future of the show remains to be seen, but it's sad to see a well known creative face taking a back seat at the cusp of what is already considered a great TV series. For more info on the story, visit the source post at Enewsi, Slash Film, or Deadline!

The Walking Dead Season 2 premieres on October 16 on AMC!

SDCC '11: First look photos from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Via Slash Film, Empire magazine now has some photos in their latest issue of the new Ghost Rider sequel entitled "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" (scans courtesy of The Film Stage). Once again starring starring Nicholas Cage in the titular role and as Johnny Blaze, the sequel takes place in Eastern Europe, where Blaze has relocated to in order to repress his curse. Unfortunately, he has no choice but to return to action when a sect recruits him to take on the devil, who wants to take over his son's body on the kid's own birthday. That pretty much sums up the plot of the next movie, and so far fans are actually warming up to the idea of this film seeing a release. The bike and other props were shown off in the recently concluded San Diego Comic-Con, so feedback has been positive so far. For more updates and photos on the story, visit the source post at Slash Film!

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, directed by Neveldine/ Taylor, blazes into theaters on February 17 next year!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Movie Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

I may be a little bit biased when it comes to saying what I'm about to say in this review, but hot damn, THIS WAS ONE AWESOME SUPERHERO FILM, and it certainly deserves all the praise it gets!

As the last summer blockbuster and superhero movie of this year, I can say that Captain America: The First Avenger lived up to most of the expectations I've placed on it since I became aware of the fact that Marvel was going to create it. After several attempts at making a movie based on the star spangled avenger decades earlier pretty much failed to impress audiences, the time was ripe enough to make something closer to the source material. After the success and impression Iron Man left, Marvel Studios went full speed ahead on their attempt to construct a singular universe wherein their films (and each one's respective events) would intersect and converse with one another, ultimately leading to the hype chain of a team movie that is The Avengers on 2012. Ambitious as it sounds, it's definitely happening folks, and I couldn't be any happier with the results I've seen so far from Marvel movies.

Back to the Cap film... Wow. I still find myself reeling from the experience of actually watching it. The fact that the character is one of my favorite heroes in the world of comics adds to that personal bias I mentioned earlier, and no doubt you'll be seeing thick layers of it run rampant throughout this review. While the previous Marvel films this year, namely Thor and X-Men First Class, put things off to a good and action packed start, Captain America has the luxury of ending things on a high and exciting note that will leave smiling after watching it and walking out of theaters. His symbolic and charismatic nature alone screams for attention, and like Thor's signature weapon Mjolnir, nobody can miss that distinguishable trademark piece of hardware that is his Vibranium mighty shield. Is it good? Unquestionably so. Is it better than the other superhero films? That's subject to extensive debate and preference. I will be tackling those points as I go through this review, so if you'd like to read about my opinion, you're welcome to go further down this review. SPOILERS will be present of course, so if you want to avoid them and watch the film with a clear conscience, best turn back now before the jump. Thanks again goes to Solar UIP and SM Cinema for the premiere invite!

Monday, July 25, 2011

SDCC '11: Funny trailers and shorts!

Seen and premiering at the San Diego Comic Con, it's probably best to leave the explanation behind and just get straight to the viewing at hand.XD

Knights of Badassdom Comic Con Trailer

Cowboys vs FreddieW (ft. Jon Favreau)

Both of these spell AWESOMENESS and GEEKGASM all over. Thank you, Peter Dinklage and co. for a Badass movie I want to see and Freddie Wong and Jon Favreau for an EPIC spoof video like no other.XD

SDCC '11: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns confirmed as a DC Animated film!

Fans of DC's ever growing animated film line up may get the surprise of their lives next year, as Warner Bros. and DC pretty much confirmed during the San Diego Comic Con that one of the most beloved Batman stories would be getting the toon treatment... As a two-parter even!

That's right, Frank Miller and Klaus Janson's The Dark Knight Returns is being adapted! The EPIC tale of an aged Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement and returning as Batman in a distant future is going to be made into DC's next animated film sometime in 2012. The Dark Knight Returns will most likely be released after the two animated movies slated for launch within the year, which are Justice League: Doom and Superman Vs. The Elite. Not much details were given on who will be voicing who, but good rumor and word is that legendary Batman: The Animated Series actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are being considered for Batman and Joker again, and if that's true, things will be so much more AWESOME going for this movie.

Coincidentally, this will be Frank Miller's second Batman work adapted into an animated film, as Batman: Year One already saw its premiere held at the Comic Con and will see home video release later this October! For more details on the store, visit the source post over at Bleeding Cool!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

SDCC '11: Cable will return in "Cable Reborn"

In the world of comic books, nobody ever stays dead permanently. Look who's made the resurrection list.

That's right. Nathan Christopher Charles Summers, aka Cable, who gave his life to save his adopted daughter Hope for the sake of Mutantkind, is making a comeback. Penned by Jeph Loeb and pencilled by Ed McGuinness, the X-Man from the future will return in a five issue miniseries called "Cable Reborn", which was announced and teased as a mystery initially during Marvel Comics' own panel at the San Diego Comic Con. A lot of guesses were thrown out and one of the candidates suggested by fans was the recently killed Bucky Barnes (who died as the new Captain America in the pages of Fear Itself #3). Now that it's confirmed that Cable is coming back, we'll just have to wait and see how Marvel will bring Cyclops' son back into the fold. For more info, visit the source post at Newsarama!

Cable Reborn debuts its five issue run on December!

SDCC '11: Some highlight videos from Friday's Comic Con!

I was mighty impressed with some video moments I saw online coming straight from the San Diego Comic Con. Caught from some panel discussions during the event on Friday, these videos steadily made their way to You Tube and are now viewable for the world to see. Check out some I found pretty awesome!

Here's one where the legendary Star Trek actor, William Shatner, leads a group of fans in shouting out his infamous line from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: KHHHHHHAAAAAANNNN!!!!

Then, here's a surprise that needs to be seen from Marvel's "The Amazing Spider-Man" panel!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SDCC '11: X-Men Panel reveals "Dead" for 2012?

Revealed during Marvel's X-Men panel discussion at the SDCC, here's your first look at a teaser for... The Death of Deadpool?! No other info was given, but a prior panel discussion had the peeps of Marvel joking that "there was nobody else to kill off" in the industry. Guess they were kidding alright. For more info, check out Newsarama or Bleeding Cool for the story and other details for what is being called "The Year of the X-Men"!

SDCC '11: The Walking Dead Season 2 Trailer

Finally making its way online after being shown at AMC's official Walking Dead panel at the San Diego Comic Con, here's the four minute plus trailer to the hotly anticipated second season of Frank Darabont's TV Series adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead"! If you're a fan of the show, it picks up right after the finale of the last season, showing Rick Grimes and his fellow group of survivors back on the road and desperately trying to survive day-by-day from the living dead. SPOILERS are evidently present if you have no idea what this series is about, so I recommend not viewing this primer to Season 2 if you haven't watched or read anything Walking Dead related. Otherwise, go on and click on the player below to get a taste of what's going to happen when the new season premieres this fall!

The Walking Dead Season 2 Trailer

Just like what you see, Rick, Shane, Lori, Glenn, Dale, and the rest of the survivors return. Dissension, desperation, and survival are certainly the main themes going on here, and just when the stakes are getting high for the group, they meet up with a new group of survivors living on an isolated farm. Fans of the comic book series will definitely know who I'm referring to, so for more info, visit the official AMC Walking Dead website! Here's the official poster again below if you didn't see it the first time, as designed by Punisher and Blade comic book artist Tim Bradstreet!

Finally getting an official show date, The Walking Dead Season 2 premieres on AMC this October 16

SDCC '11: The Avengers Character Posters!

As seen on the San Diego Comic Con showfloor, here's a look at the 4 artistic and very photo realistic character posters promoting next year's summer blockbuster superhero team movie - The Avengers! Courtesy fo and iFanboy, here's your look at Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Black Widow as they appear on the film.

Very impressive and awesome! There's your look at Chris Evans in his new Cap suit; Robert Downey Jr. flying high as Iron Man; Jeremy Renner aiming the bow and arrow as Hawkeye; and Scarlett Johansson looking sexy and hot as always as the Black Widow! Look forward to them assembling soon! For more info and details, visit the source posts at or!

The Avengers assemble on theaters May 4th next year!

Friday, July 22, 2011

SDCC '11: The Walking Dead Season 2 Official Poster and Booth goodies!

Enewsi has a post up featuring official promotional photos and SDCC '11 booth pictures promoting AMC's second season and live action adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead". Above is the official poster of the next season set to debut this October, rendered and drawn by famous comic book artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher). Frank Darabont, writer, director, and executive producer of the TV series, is coming to the show's panel discussion SDCC to talk more about the show this Friday at San Diego. Stay tuned for more updates here if they come, or visit the source post at Enewsi for the additional photos and details!

In case you missed it, here's the "First Look" clip of The Walking Dead Season 2 reposted.

The Walking Dead Season 2 First Look clip

The Walking Dead Season 2 premieres on AMC this October.

SDCC '11: Sneak peek of the new Beavis and Butthead series!

Via Enewsi, MTV has released this sneak peek video for the upcoming revival and new series of Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-Head"! This 4 minute plus clip taken from the episode "Holy Cornholio" sees the two imbeciles up to their usual shenanigans, and you can chaos and mayhem to ensue because of it, hehe. Check it out via the embedded player below!

Ahuhuhuhuh... Classic. For more info, visit the source post at Enewsi!

The new series of Beavis and Butt-Head debuts sometime this summer!

SDCC '11: Transformers Prime S2 teaser: "He Is Coming..."

Via IGN and a post from, a new teaser for the upcoming second season of Transformers Prime has made its way online, showing a showdown between Optimus Prime and Megatron, which ends in bright flash of light and never shows the outcome of that battle. The scene then jumps into the cosmos, where Prime's voice can be heard talking about a prophecy Primus foretold about a great evil awakening when the time is right... Check out the teaser below and see for yourselves.

Transformers Prime Season 2 teaser: "He is Coming..."

That's pretty much it, so the guessing game starts now. Could it be Unicron? We won't know for sure til a clearer revelation comes, so stay tuned for more updates, and visit the source post at and IGN for more info.

Transformers Prime Season 2 premieres on November 28!

SDCC '11: New Street Fighter X Tekken trailer shows off Poison!

Next to Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Capcom has premiered a new trailer for their next upcoming crossover fighter, Street Fighter X Tekken. It's pretty much self explanatory also. If you know Final Fight, you know who Poison is, (and what she REALLY is). You Tube and Kotaku deliver the trailer goods, and there's also Dhalsim, Steve Fox, and Yoshimitsu joining the SFXTekken slugfest.

SF X Tekken unleashes itself on March 2012!

SDCC '11: The Amazing Spider-Man poster!

After the debut of the trailer yesterday, Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released the first official poster of Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man"! Via Enewsi, here's a clear look at it above! If you haven't seen the trailer yet, here's a repost of it below:

The Amazing Spider-Man trailer

I still find this a bit underwhelming when compared to the teaser trailer for Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie, but I'll keep an open mind and still see this one. It's a reboot after all, and it's completely different from the first trilogy of films.

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3, 2012!

SDCC '11: Man of Steel pushed back to 2013

Why am I not surprised by this piece of news?

In a sudden turn of events and via a post at Comic Book Movie and tweet at Variety, Warner Bros. has officially announced that Zack Snyder's reboot of Superman, Man of Steel, will be delayed and not meet its 2012 release. The Christopher Nolan produced movie, which has Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/ Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane, has been pushed back from December 2012 to June 14, 2013. How and why hasn't been exactly explained yet, but this was tweeted and announced at the middle of the San Diego Comic-Con, so explanations and updates will be coming shortly.

Honestly, I much prefer the delay since it will give the filmmakers enough time to make a damn good Superman movie and just not rush into it. If rewrites and delays in production are the reason, so be it. At least we get The Dark Knight Rises, Spider-Man, and The Avengers next year! For more info on the story, visit the source post at Comic Book Movie!

Man of Steel will now see the Last Son of Krypton fly into theaters on June, 2013!

SDCC '11: Frank Miller's Holy Terror

If you know who Frank Miller is, then you're probably well aware that many of his works in the world of comics like Daredevil, Batman, 300, and Sin City, with the latter two eve made into blockbuster movies. His contributions to both film and literature are diverse and well known to fans of popculture, but arguably he is best known for bringing Batman back to his dark roots with his work on Batman: Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Those titles became legendary in status, and helped set the pace for future tales of the Caped Crusader to be told in a much more grittier and realistic fashion. Recent years have seen Miller return to writing sequels to his "Dark Knight universe" with The Dark Knight Strikes Again and All-Star Batman and Robin, but those books weren't as highly acclaimed as his previous two storylines (with the exception of coining the phrase "The Goddamn Batman" with his exceptional dialogue writing and script).

Originally pitched as a Batman story in 2006 but was eventually cancelled by DC, Miller is now working on a new graphic novel called "Holy Terror", in which a masked vigilante garbed and styled like the Dark Knight wages a one man war against the Al-Qaeda and Terrorism. A trailer has been released and can be seen below just to show just how graphic and serious this story is going to be, and it leans on the political aspect of the concept being used here. Check it out below for your reference and, if necessary, your amusement on what Mr. Miller has in store for his readers next.

Holy Terror trailer

Well, there you have it. For more info and details on the book, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool.

Holy Terror is scheduled to be released on September 2011, to coincide with the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Ryu!

Yes, you read that right. Apparently according to Capcom's official database, wiki page, and UDON's Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopedia, July 21st is the official birthday of Ryu, the eternal seeker, wandering warrior, and male lead of the entire Street Fighter franchise! Having appeared in almost EVERY fighting game launched and licensed by Capcom, this practitioner of Ansatsuken karate (sometimes called Shotokan by others) is celebrating his day today, and as such, I offer this tribute post to commemorate the occasion. Below you'll find one AWESOME video that I've featured before in a post last year that highlights  the steadfast fighter from Japan and his many in-game appearances over the years, from the numerous Street Fighter games to the different VS series of which he has transcended into something of a legendary status. Check it out below again, and know why this world warrior is among the best of his kind.

Street Fighter Ryu Exhibition

The song below, Ryu's Theme from the American release of Street Fighter: The Animated Movie, is aptly titled "Ryu's Meditation". It's the one that plays when he does a Shoryuken off the cliff and reminisces his time training with his friend and partner, Ken. Also makes for good listening while you're training or, well, meditating.;)

SF II Animated Movie OST - Ryu's Meditation

Finally, I took this photo as part of my toy photography practice to commemorate the occasion. I call it "Parking Lot Brawler".

Well, there you have it. Cheers and salutations for being one of my favorite fighting game characters, Ryu-San, and many happy returns to you as well, world warrior.

SDCC '11: Marvel unveils The Avengers teaser poster!

Unveiled over at the San Diego Comic Con and, the first official teaser poster for Disney and Marvel Entertainment's live action film adaptation of The Avengers is finally here! With the impending release of Captain America: The First Avenger this weekend, fans and viewers will get their first glimpse of Earth's Mightiest Heroes by way of a post credits scene after the end of the film! To further hype up the excitement for next year's mega superhero team movie, Marvel has updated the official Avengers site, where you can register for updates and download the poster above for your personal collection! For more info and details, visit or the official Avengers site!

The Avengers assemble and charge into theaters on May 4, 2012!

SDCC '11 Update: The Walking Dead gets a Special Edition and Video Game release soon

Fans of AMC's TV Adaptation of Robert Kirkman's blasting zombie comic book series "The Walking Dead" will have reason to shout in terror or joy with this piece of news via Bleeding Cool. In anticipation for the next season slated to premiere this October, AMC is going to release a NEW Special Edition of the first season of the TV series in Blu-Ray and DVD, with tons of "Never-Before-Seen" footage included. Being one of the people who bought the first release of the entire Season 1, this makes me both excited and disappointed that I'll have to chug out another set of bucks if I want this in my collection. Below is a camshot from Bleeding Cool of what the box art looks like for the upcoming rerelease.

UPDATE: A clearer box art pic has appeared in an updated article from Bleeding Cool. Here it is!

UPDATE: There's also a video game on the works. Pics and details on that can be found on the link below.

For more details and pictures, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool.

The Walking Dead Season 1 reissue will be released this October, to coincide with the release of Season 2, slated for 13 episodes, which premieres on AMC on the same month.

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Update: 8 Remaining Characters Leaked?

After the blockbuster game announcement made in SDCC 2011 that was Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, a fan in the interwebz got to work and apparently found out who MAY be among the 8 remaining unrevealed characters for the line up! As posted in Kotaku, several images and names came up via Capcom's website, and the unrevealed line up of fighters apparently are the ff:


SDCC '11 Update: The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Right at the tip of this week's San Diego Comic Con, Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have finally released the long awaited trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man"! The reboot directed by Marc Webb stars Andrew Garfield in the titular role, with Emma Stone playing his love interest Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/ The Lizard! Earlier last week, Entertainment Weekly also released several photos from their new issue featuring pictures from the movie, one of them of which you can see above and the others via Superherohype. Now after a long wait, you can check out the trailer now below, as featured in You Tube!

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Looks pretty slick and different from Sam Raimi's version alright. Hope this lives up to expectations next year alongside The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises!

The AMazing Spider-Man swings into theaters on July 3, 2012!

SDCC '11 Update: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 revealed!

Rumored and expected, Capcom just dropped the bombshell to fighting game fanatics around the world when they officially announced ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 at this year's San Diego Comic-Con! An updated version of their previous February release, this new version of MvC3 contains the same graphics with new characters and stages! As featured in EventHubs, new characters joining the fight will be Hawkeye and Ghost Rider for the Marvel side, while MvC fan favorite Strider Hiryu returns and Firebrand from Ghouls and Ghosts joins Capcom's cause! In total, Twelve new characters are expected to appear (with two as DLC apparently), taking the total roster to 50. While that's still shorter than the mega roster featured in Marvel Vs Capcom 2, this is no less exciting news for fans of the franchise! Check out the trailers below, courtesy of You Tube! For more info and details, visit the source post at Event Hubs!

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Trailer

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Character Overview Trailer!

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is expected to hit the PS3 and Xbox 360 this November!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Comic Book Review: DC The New 52 #1

Technically this isn't a "comic book" per se, but with all the hype and buzz building up, plus the fact that it has a #1 numbering attached to it, I have every reason to believe that DC Comics may start producing a series of "preview books" each month that are similar to the competition (i.e Marvel Previews). So without further ado, let's begin the review proper.

Since the big announcement last month that they were going to revamp the universe and relaunch majority of their books, DC Comics has earned both the ire and admiration of its entire fanbase. After over 70 years of publishing comics and characters that have remained mostly true and unchanged in structure, the publisher (under the direction of co-publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee) has decided to give a complete makeover to their titles and heroes, paving the way for a bold and new direction which they have dubbed "The New 52".

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Update: Official Teaser Trailer now online.

You heard the news and saw the feedback online, and whether you watched this in cinemas bundled together with screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II or saw it online via bootleg players, everyone can rest easy and relax. Warner Bros. has officially released the teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's next Batman flick, The Dark Knight Rises! Now, thanks to Slash Film, Screen Rant, Facebook, and The Film Stage, we get out official and clean first look at the next superhero movie trailer everyone has been talking about (besides Marvel's "The Avengers"). View it now in the player below!

The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer

Well? Excited and worried about how Batman and Commissioner Gordon will deal with their next adversary Bane? You'll have to wait for next July to find out!

The Dark Knight Rises casts a shadow of uncertainty and expectation on theaters July 20, 2012!

DC Reboot Update: Full look at "NEW" Superman in Action Comics #1

If there's anything to feel awkward about the forthcoming DC Reboot, this new reveal presented by DC Comics and the New York Post of the cover to Action Comics #1 probably takes the cake:

Ok, let's take a moment to ponder and analyze this entire cover pic.

It's the new look of Superman.

He's wearing a classic blue "S" symbol T-Shirt.

He has a short cape.

He's wearing a regular pair of jeans and shoes.

How the heck this got approved to usher in the DC Reboot is beyond me and most of the DC fanbase. While the focus in this book is being justified as a "Year One" concept for Supes, I'm not too sold on the "half-assed"Supes outfit. It looks too much like one of those T-Shirts you can buy off the department store, and all you need is a red towel and you're good to go... in an awkward sort of way.

Granted, the good news is that the book will be written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales, but this "new look" of Superman does the opposite of making me excited about reading this book based on DC's iconic superhero. I know this version of Clark Kent is actually his "past self", when he was still learning to control his powers and didn't have the ability to fly yet, but why couldn't they take a different approach at tailoring his costume, let alone NOT give him a costume at all? I know they're taking a page out of Tom Welling and his portrayal of a younger Supes from Smallville, but this is just a downright silly look for the Man of Steel. Heck, it reminds me so much of a Super Friends episode where Superman regressed to a child again (due to Red Kryptonite) and Firestorm used his powers to make his costume fit his age at the time. When he finally turned back, you can just imagine how tight fitting and small his costume was, and that's the feeling I get from this new costume. Well, one can only hope there's a good reason why Kal-El looks like this and why his marriage to Lois Lane had to go down south like Spider-Man's did a few years ago, but that's the repercussions of the DC Reboot for you. For more on the story, visit the source posts at the New York Post and Newsarama.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Avengers Update: Teaser Trailer leaks online!

Much like what happened to The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer before it, somebody has camcorded and released the first trailer of Joss Whedon's epic film adaptation of "The Avengers", which is to be found as a post-credits scene at the end of "Captain America: The First Avenger". First detailed and described by a post in Superherohype, the trailer now finds its way into YouTube, and was featured up in Bleeding Cool along with screenshots. SPOILER obviously, so check it out below at your own risk and while it's still online, but sooner or later it's going to be taken down for sure.

UPDATE: The bootleg has been taken down. Wait til the official one comes out online, or watch it in theaters with Captain America: The First Avenger.

I'll leave descriptions and more info on the trailer above to be the source articles Superherohype and Bleeding Cool.

Captain America: The First Avenger arrives this July 22, while The Avengers assemble in theaters next year May 3!

The Walking Dead S2 Update: AMC releases Sneak Peek clip!

Via AMC and as posted in Superherohype, the first clip from the second season of Frank Darabont's television series adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" has finally made its way online after premiering with the season premiere of "Breaking Bad". The shortie features lead character Rick Grimes, and you can see the entire clip below via SHH's sister site, Shock Til You Drop.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Clip

For more info and details on the story, visit Superheohype or Shock Til You Drop.

The Walking Dead Season 2 premieres on AMC this October!

Revisiting The Dark Knight...

Three years ago today, one of the best films in movie history was released to a bewildered and unsuspecting populace the world over. Considered one of finest examples of a superhero movie done right, The Dark Knight was everything Batman fans could have ever wanted from a film based on their hero - A movie that was darker, grittier, and pretty much tailored to perfection by someone who truly understood the character and the comic book stories from which he was spawned from. This was all achieved by the brilliant mind of one British director named Christopher Nolan. As the person responsible for rebooting the Batman franchise with 2005's Batman Begins, Nolan ensured that his vision of Gotham City's hero would remain grounded and realistic, and he succeeded on both points by selecting the right team and casting talented and well known actors, most especially Christian Bale in the lead role of Bruce Wayne/ Batman. Upon its release, Begins reignited interest in the Batman film franchise and displayed a true if not perfect depiction of the Caped Crusader in cinema.

The Dark Knight Trailer

With Begins success, Warner Bros. commissioned Nolan to work on the inevitable sequel right away, and after a few years of tailoring a solid script and casting the now late and great Heath Ledger as The Joker, The Dark Knight was filmed and released on July 18 2008, topping all expectations and cementing the legacy of the Batman for all time to come. Below is a repost of my 2008 review of said film from my now defunct LiveJournal account. If you haven't seen ANY of Nolan's Batman films, I suggest you avert your eyes away from said article. Otherwise, take a deep breath and have read up my little ol' review below.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Captain America Update: 9 Minutes of B-Roll Footage!

Via a post from Superherohype, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released two clips featuring B-Roll footage from the set of Captain America: The First Avenger! Much like Thor, this is pretty much a "Behind-The-Scenes" look at the movie, so it does contain MAJOR SPOILERS. Look at these at your own risk if you can't wait to see what's in store in next few days, otherwise, wait til July 22 for the movie to hit theaters!

Captain America: The First Avenger B-Roll Footage Clip I

Captain America: The First Avenger B-Roll Footage Clip II

Captain America: The First Avenger charges into theaters July 22!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Captain America Update: Another new poster revealed!

With literally just a week or so to go before its release in theaters, Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures have unleashed yet another theatrical poster for their next superhero flick this summer, Captain America: The First Avenger! First debuting in HitFix then making its way through a post in Slash Film, this new one-sheet, a full figure of Chris Evans as Cap(sans mask) stands tall and proud right smack in the middle, with the rest of the supporting cast behind him (Bucky, Peggy Carter, and the Howling Commandos) and the Red Skull's face covered in shadow and looming just in front of the American flag plastered in the background. Also, Evans can be seen with his mask/ helmet on while riding the Harley-Davidson motorbike to the right most side of the sheet.

Arguably, this poster takes the cake among the new ones I've seen recently. It does follows very much in the style of its predecessors Iron Man and Thor, with the main character square in the center and the rest of the stars pictured in the background. One has to imagine how much of an impact this film will make upon it's release, and with the recently relaunched Captain America #1 comic book by Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven now out in shops this week (and a pretty damn good read too I might add), Cap hype is definitely up in the air. This will all escalate even further with the appearance of The Avengers cast in next week's San Diego Comic-Con, where Evans joins his co-stars to promote what will definitely be the biggest superhero movie of 2012 next to The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises! For more info on the new Cap poster, visit the source posts at HitFix and Slash Film!

Captain America: The First Avengers arrives in theaters this July 22!

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Rock delivers his latest response to John Cena!

After some words of "hot garbage" that John Cena delivered during a live performance in Australia, The Rock responded in "kind fashion" and delivered his own words to "The Champ" of WWE. Check out the awesome video courtesy of Team Bring It and the Great One's own Facebook and You Tube channel!

The Rock responds to John Cena's remarks in Australia

LOL! Classic Rock and he's still The People's Champ alright! Can't wait for that ass-whoopin', and hope it comes BEFORE Wrestlemania!

The Dark Knight Rises Update: Vehicles sighted! The Tumblr returns!

It appears that some scoopers hot on the trail of shooting locations for Christopher Nolan's next Bat-flick "The Dark Knight Rises" have struck gold in their findings, and via Superherohype, we get our first look at the vehicles set to appear in the next sequel. In addition to a SWAT vehicle for the Gotham City Police Department, Batman's own arsenal of vehicles we captured being loaded to the set, and besides a covered up Batpod being spotted, it appears that the Dark Knight's original ride, The Tumbler, has returned!

That's right folks, your eyes don't deceive you! The Batmobile will be making its presence known yet again in the third Batfilm, but wasn't it destroyed and converted in the Batpod in The Dark Knight back in 2008? The answer is both yes and no. If you remember the scene in Batman Begins where Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox tested out a non-black colored Tumbler, Mr. Fox did mention that "two" were made to serve as bridging vehicles for combat and military application purposes. With the first car destroyed, it only makes sense for Bruce to go and get the other one. After all, that was one sweet and massive ride to begin with, hehe. For more info, check out the source posts at Superherohype and Slash Film!

The Dark Knight Rises will premiere in theaters worldwide come July 20, 2012!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Reminiscing about Inception...

A year ago today, I reviewed one of the most brilliant and majestic films I've ever had the chance of witnessing in cinema, and it was born out of the creative imagination of the same man who gave us "The Dark Knight" to boot. British director Christopher Nolan unleashed in the month of July 2010 "Inception", a film that follows a man named Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a man wanted for murder, on the run, and who specializes in navigating through people's minds and steals valuable information from their subconscious. When Cobb is given the chance to regain his old life and go back to his children, he assembles a team to do a job that is seemingly impossible - "Inception". Instead of stealing information, he must plant it and provide inspiration to his target. Here's the trailer for your viewing benefit if you need a visual demonstration of what this movie has to offer.

Inception Trailer 2

Once it premiered in theaters, Inception quickly became an instant hit and success. It became the talk of the town and internet for months, and gradually as the year came to a close, it became my film of the year pick for 2010. Everything about Nolan's film here spoke brilliance, originality, and Oscar winning material, and while it didn't win the Academy for best film, it did win some achievements related to effects and cinematography. Even though a year has passed and it's Harry Potter season now, Nolan's next film, The Dark Knight Rises, is currently in the works and being hotly anticipated. If you haven't seen or touched any of the man's works, do yourself a favor and go see this and his Batman films now.

Contagion unleashes a terrifying trailer!

Warner Bros. has a lot of good films rolling out this fall, and one of them happens to be a movie that touches on a subject that is as real as it is scary. This September, Warner Bros. unleashes "Contagion", an action-thriller that focuses on the outbreak of a deadly virus and the threat it presents worldwide, with humanity responding to it

Directed by the man who gave us Erin Brockovich and the Ocean's trilogy of movies, Steven Soderbergh leads an all-star cast in the forms of Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, and Gwyneth Paltrow, and the delivery in the trailer by the stars alone lands quite a punch for those into suspense films with realistic tension in the air. Check out below via the embedded player.

Contagion Trailer

Much like any virus-themed movie (Outbreak, 28 Days Later), this one looks like it'll keep everyone on edge on what's going to happen next. Heck, the movie's not even out yet, and one major star is already killed off in this trailer! Can't wait for this one, so stay tuned for this after all the summer blockbusters have come and gone. For more info, visit the source post over at Slash Film!

Contagion causes widespread fear and panic in theaters come September 9!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Update: Teaser trailer leaks online!

UPDATED: The Batradar has gone off wildly, and reports online and several websites like Ain't It Cool News and Comic Book Movie have confirmed that the long awaited teaser trailer for Warner Bros. next Batman sequel by Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises, has indeed leaked online! Somebody camcorded it and posted it in You Tube, and a fansite for Batman Arkham City has posted it up. Check it out while it's still online (and it will be down soon). Otherwise, wait for the clear and real version to pop in anytime soon after this! For more info, check out the source post at Arkham City UK!

UPDATE: The Bootleg teaser has been removed as expected, so if you want to see the teaser, best wait until THE REAL ONE shows and debuts online. If you're looking for more analysis on it though, you can visit Ain't It Cool News and Comic Book Movie for descriptions and discussions.

The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for release on July 20, 2012!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows trailer debuts online!

I didn't get to see this during the premiere last night, but finally the trailer has appeared online!

Set to be attached to screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, the first trailer for the Guy Ritchie directed Sherlock Holmes sequel "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" has hit the web via Bleeding Cool, and is also available online to view in Apple. Once again reuniting Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson respectively, their next adventure gives them their greatest case yet as they have to contend with the very cunning and dangerous Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). Below is the trailer as featured in You Tube, with introductions by Sherlock Holmes actor himself, Robert Downey Jr.!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Trailer

Looks like another quick-witted and dashing adventure to look forward to this end of the year alright! For more details, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool, or visit Apple for the trailer direct!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens on December 16!

The Dark Knight Rises Update: Trailer description appears online.

I've seen the advanced screening premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II yesterday (and I must say as a non-fan of the franchise, it was quite a good film to wrap the series up neatly). Unfortunately, no trailers were shown and I have yet to see the teaser to Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan's next and final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. However, interesting news popped up in the woodwork these past few hours, as reports from Cinema Blend, Slash Film, and Bleeding Cool lead to suggest that said teaser trailer HAS BEEN SHOWN elsewhere in the world, specifically in a theater in Britain when it WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE SHOWN yet.

What you see above is a screen capture of said trailer, which played somewhere in the UK. This was featured in CinemaBlend and it also includes a brief description of what to expect from the trailer, which you can see below and is as quoted from the source article in CinemaBlend. Remember, this is possible SPOILER MATERIAL, so read at your own risk!

"Gary Oldman voiceover, talking about how they needed him, then he had to disappear. Footage of Bruce Wayne walking up the mountain from Batman Begins, and surrounded by bats from Batman Begins. This is intercut with Gary Oldman looking like he is dying in a hospital bed, talking to what seems to be Bruce Wayne ion the foreground. Footage of the batpod driving away from the camera from TDK. Then it goes black, and Tom Hardy as Bane in his mask appears for a moment, then disappears. Logo in a crumbling skyline, as in the poster, then the film name, then a shot of a worn out Batman about to fight Bane in the foreground."

From the way this sounds and how everything seems to corroborate this, it looks like this is the real deal we'll be getting once this teaser makes the rounds in selected screenings and officially pops up online. Christopher Nolan is ready to bring his version of Batman full circle. Now all we can do is wait until it hits theaters next year! For more info and details, visit CinemaBlend, Slash Film, or Bleeding Cool!

The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters on July 20, 2012!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Update: Teaser Poster revealed.

As speculated and now making its way through several movie news sites like Slash Film, Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan have unleashed the first teaser poster for the next Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises". As you can see above, that's pretty much what it is: A teaser depicted in very twisted manner where the perspective comes from a viewer looking towards towering buildings and sees falling debris raining down, with the image of Nolan's Batman logo at the center and making up the sky.

Now how to interpret what this teaser means, I'm not sure, but Slash Film points out that it may represent Gotham beings destroyed and Batman's eventual rise back into the hero city needs. We won't know the gist of it until more information and trailers revealing details pop in, and speculation by fans is the only source at this point. The official website has also been updated to reflect this new poster's debut, but the teaser trailer hasn't come out yet, and it's rumored to debut this week as well alongside screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Update: Initial reports say it hasn't in certain premieres, but you never know for subsequent screenings). The runtime is also said to be 1:26, and that's been reported by Be sure to stay tuned for its eventual debut online. For more info on this story, visit the source post at Slash Film.

The Dark Knight Rises comes to close Nolan's Bat-Trilogy on July 20, 2012.

Batman Arkham City Update: The Riddler Trailer

Via Superherohype, MSN and Warner Bros. have released the latest trailer for the next Batman video game by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City, which highlights one of the Dark Knight's deadliest and most persistent foes... The Riddler. Yes, ol' Edward Nygma is back to make the Caped Crusader's like even more interesting by providing new challenges and clues for him to find like in the previous game "Batman: Arkham Asylum", and this new trailer should give gamers a glimpse on what's in store for the sequel!

Batman: Arkham City Riddler Trailer

Additionally, you can find a riddler wallpaper at the Arkham City official website. For more details, check out the source posts at Superherohype and MSN!

Batman: Arkham City is slated for release fo the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms on October 18!