Friday, August 31, 2012
With just less than two months to go before it shuffles its way back to a TV screen near you, AMC's The Walking Dead has steadily gained itself some anticipation thanks to the recent Comic-Con trailer and word, gossip, and rumors spreading over the show's fate. There's plenty of things to discuss concerning Rick Grimes and his crew, but there's also the matter of speculating what they'll be facing besides The Governor and zombies. This short but sweet TV Promo clip aims to do just that, as Rick explores and opens the door to something...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
New updates and news on the future of Metal Gear Solid were laid out today, as Konami revealed plans for a live action film (again) and a brand new social game! During the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Event in Tokyo with series' creator Hideo Kojima present on the stage, an announcement by the Tactical Espionage Action guru that Metal Gear Solid is getting the Hollywood treatment, with Columbia Pictures partnering up with Konami and Avi Arad producing. More can be read up on what transpired during the event itself (as well as Kojima naming his favorite Hollywood films and actors) by visiting the source post at Kotaku.
Also announced during the event was a new Social Game, aptly titled "Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops". It's coming for Japan's GREE platform, and has graphics that look much like MGS Peace Walker. More on the game can be read up in Kotaku as well.
UPDATE (8/31): Here's another one from yesterday, the unveiling of the name of the Next-Gen Kojima Productions game that uses the "Fox Engine" - Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zero! Read up more on it on Kotaku.
As the countdown to the US Blu-Ray/ DVD home video release of "The Avengers" continues, Marvel has released another feature online to promote the list of extras that will contained in the Blu-Ray release of the movie. This time, the focus shifts to a "deleted scene" that centers on Steve Rogers/ Captain America (Chris Evans), as he struggles to adjust in modern times while longing for the good ol' days of his era of World War II. SPOILERS are naturally contained here, so view at your own risk!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
When director Joss Whedon signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios until 2015, he was attached to direct "The Avengers" sequel and develop a then untitled TV Series for Marvel Television on ABC. Now Deadline has confirmed that Whedon's project will come to life with a greenlight from the network, and it will be aptly titled as "S.H.I.E.L.D"!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Following its release in theaters in Japan last weekend, the live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's epic Samurai manga/ anime series Rurouni Kenshin has finally gotten reviews online. Kotaku has one of the first reviews up, and reviewer Richard Elsenbels highlights his review by calling the movie a "nearly perfect film adaptation". It has yet to be scheduled for an international release, but outpouring support and demand from the fanbase around the world have pushed for it to come sooner than later. Until such time an announcement is made, we can only hope and pray than Kenshin comes to a theater near you outside Japan.
Rurouni Kenshin was released by Warner Bros, is currently playing in Japanese theaters.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Announced at this year's Fan Expo Toronto during the DC Entertainment-All Access Sunday Panel, DC Comics is bringing together writer Geoff Johns and artist David Finch for a brand new Justice League book that has familiar characters forming a new group under the guidance of Steve Trevor - say hello to the Justice League Of America! Debuting sometime in 2013, the new ongoing series for The New 52 Era will features Martian Manhunter, Katana, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Catwoman, Vibe, Stargirl, and new Green Lantern Baz, who form a group that acts a "shadow unit" under the premiere Justice League group that's headlined by Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Cyborg. Read up more about this special announcement and get info via the source post at DC Comics.com!
Justice League Of America, by Johns and Finch, forms up on 2013!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Sad news rocked the entire world today, as legendary NASA astronaut and test pilot Neil A. Armstrong passed away from complications following heart surgery. The news of the passing of the "first man to walk the moon" was reported by NBC news, and soon followed on other sites like Jalopnik.
His walk on the moon during the famous and historic voyage on Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969 will fellow pilot Buzz Aldrin was significant, and his famous line delivered after he started his walk on the Lunar surface forever echoes in the halls of history and mankind - "That's one small step for [a] man. One giant leap for mankind".
R.I.P Neil Armstrong, and thank you for inspiring mankind to dream big and walk on the moon.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Via Tformers.com and Amazon Japan, new high quality pictures have gone up online for Takara Tomy's next batch of Masterpiece series Transformers toys! The new photos preview MP-13 Soundwave, one of the most anticipated and highly awaited figures in the line, and MP-14 Red Alert!
Check out more pictures of the sneaky Decepticon spy and heroic Autobot soldier via the source post at Tformers.com and Amazon Japan here and here!
Friday, August 24, 2012
If you haven't been to a theater yet and caught PURE TESTOSTERONE ACTION with The Expendables 2, you're missing out on one of the BIGGEST and BADDEST films of 2012. Need a good reason why? Well, check out this review I made for starters, or simply see the trailer if you haven't yet for AWESOMENESS.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
With less than two months to go before the latest season hits television, Entertainment Weekly has released a sneak peek of 4 new variant covers of their latest issue which spotlight's AMC's popular zombie TV drama series, The Walking Dead! The cover above shows Andrew Lincoln reprising his famous role as Rick Grimes, looking more shaggy and with his signature weapon, the Colt Python pistol, in hand! The other covers spotlight new characters Michonne and The Governor, while the last cover has the redneck Dixon brothers, Merle and Daryl! For more info and a sneak peek on those photos, visit the source post at EW! Be sure to check another previous Walking Dead related post here too, with another deleted scene from the Season 2 DVD and Season 3 casting news!
The Walking Dead returns with Season 3 this October 14!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Revealed by Entertainment Weekly, the variant cover to Justice League #12 by artist Jim Lee paints a new status quo in The New 52 era of DC Comics - Superman and Wonder Woman are now literally a "power couple", shown in this cover to be hovering and teasing a passionate kiss during the sunset. With Lois Lane dating somebody else other than Clark Kent, this leaves the door open for the Man Of Steel to date the Amazon Warrior for real. DC Chief Creative Officer and JL writer Geoff Johns says the relationship is legit, and "it will have an impact that reaches far beyond the ultimate power couple". For more info on the story, visit the source post at Comic Book Resources and DC Comics!
More news rises up for Walking Dead fans, as another deleted scene clip from the Season 2 DVD/ Blu-Ray and Season 3 casting news pop up to add curiosity to the fire! SPOILERS come from this point, so read and view at your own risk!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
With the Blu-Ray/ DVD release of Marvel's "The Avengers" just around the corner, clips going online and via YouTube have decided to tease fans with the much anticipated home video release by giving us a taste of the extras packed along with it, namely a gag reel and deleted scene! SPOILERS come off this, so if you haven't seen the movie, view at your own risk!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Via a post at Superherohype, new stills from the next DC Universe Animated Original Movies release, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Animated. The new animated feature based on Frank Miller's 1986 seminal graphic novel work of the same name is due for release on home video on September 25th, but it will also be getting an advanced premiere on two coasts in the United States, namely New York and Los Angeles. Filmmakers and cast members will be present on those dates, with panel discussions open to fans and viewers attending! For more information as well as a look at the other stills, visit the source post at SHH!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Gathered together to present a superhero adventure of zany proportions like no other, Adult Swim teams up with the creators of Robot Chicken, DC Comics, and Warner Bros. to present the "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special", which officially kicks off the 6th season of Robot Chicken! A trailer has been released for this wacky comedic spoof on the DC Universe and its cast of heroes and villains, harkening back to the days of Superfriends and beyond, and goes through great lengths to ensure that its a laugh trip like no other!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Via Cinema Today and Anime News Network, the trailer for the live action movie adaptation of Toei's Space Sheriff Gavan! Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the legendary metal hero and tokusatsu series from the 1980's, the film follows a new Gavan named Genki Jumonji (played by Yuma Ishagaki) , as he fights alongside other legendary metal heroes to protect the earth against an alien threat. The original Gavan, Retsu Ichijouji (played by the original actor Kenji Ohba), joins the adventure to help the new generation, alongside other legendary Space Sheriffs, Sharivan and Shaider!
Space Sheriff Gavan opens on Japanese theaters on October 20!
Friday, August 17, 2012
After signing an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios that runs all the way until June 2015, Joss Whedon is primed and ready to helm a sequel to his monster superhero team flick "The Avengers", which has now been given a release date of May 1, 2015! Looking to be the major part of the "Phase 2" initiative of Marvel films which include "Iron Man 3" (note: production tentatively on hold due to Robert Downey Jr. injuring his foot during a stunt sequence, as reported by Deadline), "Thor: The Dark World", and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", "The Avengers 2" will be Whedon's primary project alongside an untitled Marvel TV series that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No other details have arisen regarding what the plot of the sequel will be, but alongside the other superhero team movie for Phase 2 which is "Guardians of the Galaxy", Marvel is not holding any punches when it comes to unleashing superhero movie goodness. For more information, visit the source post at Deadline.
The Avengers return on May 2015.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Already about a month since its release in theaters, The Dark Knight Rises has enjoyed a lengthy and awesome run in theaters, generating almost a billion dollars in box office returns worldwide and becoming the second highest grossing film of 2012. The final Dark Knight film directed by Christopher Nolan that wraps up his epic trilogy brings Bruce Wayne's journey to a close... But it also leaves a lot of questions in the minds of fans wondering about the future of the Batman franchise. One of the films co-stars, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was recently interviewed in the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, and while he had to intially keep mum on his role on the film as John Blake, he now sheds to light and gives his thoughts on how things will go after TDKR. SPOILERS of course by clicking on the video interview below via YouTube, so watch at your own risk!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Following previous reports that 20th Century Fox was going to lose the rights to the Daredevil franchise, it's now been officially confirmed by Deadline that it's really happening - the Man Without Fear is coming home to the House Of Ideas and will see movie treatment done under the supervision of Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios. Also posted by Cinema Blend, it appears that the former studio will let the rights expire, and it will automatically revert back to Marvel's hands. Not since Mark Steven Johnson's 2003 film treatment starring Ben Affleck has any other live action adaptation of Daredevil been made, and now Marvel Studios will be given control to take the character in a new movie direction that's in line with the studio's goals.
Before all this went down, The Grey director Joe Carnahan was tapped to make a treatment for Fox after plans for a reboot under David Slade's direction fell through. Unfortunately, Carnahan also threw in the towel, and now Matt Murdock's alter ego is expected to officially join the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe come October this year. Daredevil is the second character reacquisition the company has gotten back after The Punisher, who was reacquired from Lionsgate and announced by Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige during the San Diego Comic-Con. For more info on the story, visit the source posts at Cinema Blend and Deadline.
Coming up online and making readers speculate that a teaser may be just around the corner, a description for what may be the very first trailer for Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 3" has made its way online, bringing some potential goosebumps to fans of the armored avenger! The news comes via Cinema Blend and Geek Tyrant, and contains some info that sort of matches the footage that was seen by people who attended the recent San Diego Comic-Con. Potential SPOILERS may be included, so read at your own risk via the source post at Cinema Blend.
Also out online and released last month, here is a video that teases the official logo of the movie, as seen in YouTube and Marvel's official Iron Man 3 website.
Shown exclusively via IGN, Lionsgate has officially released the first theatrical poster for Arnold Schwarzenegger's first lead comeback film since Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, "The Last Stand"! Due in theaters on January next year, the former "Governator" and legendary bodybuilder returns to the forefront as a hollywood movie star, playing the role of a Sheriff from a quiet US bordertown, who becomes embroiled in a "last stand" effort between a known drug baron, his gang, and the law enforcement officials after them. The film is directed by South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon, and also co-stars the likes of Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, and "Syf" actress Jaimie Alexander of "Thor" fame! For more information on the movie, poster, and some sneak peek pics, visit the source post at IGN.
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the lead when "The Last Stand" premieres on January 18, 2013! Before that, catch him and other legendary action stars when The Expendables 2 hits theaters this week (see above for "I'M BACK)!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Via iPlaywinner and RajmangamingHD's YouTube page, Namco Bandai has released the official opening cinematic trailer to the much anticipated console release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has finally made its way online. Be sure to check it out, see the appearances of old and familiar faces, and see all your favorite characters in the King Of Iron Fist Tournament duke it out... Tag Team style!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is slated for release for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 this September 11!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sad news rocked the comic world, as legendary comic book artist Joe Kubert passed away. The news was reported by DCUO-Unlimited, and tweeted by several comic book news sites like Wizard World.
Father of well-known comic artists Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert, as well as the founder of The Kubert School that specializes of sequential art and comics, Joe Kubert was known for his tenure in DC Comics. he co-created Sgt. Rock, and worked on characters like Tor, Hawkman, and even the Caped Crusader himself Batman. He will certainly be missed, and condolences and prayers go out to The Kubert family at this time.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Due to be released later this month, a new "Bonus Feature" video called "All The Guts Inside" has been released to promote the upcoming Blu-Ray/ DVD compilation of the second season of AMC's The Walking Dead. Looking at the "making of process" of what makes this zombie series so adored, as well as how executive producer Greg Nicotero directs it.
The Walking Dead Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD comes out on August 28!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Via Collider and Superherohype, Lionsgate has released a new banner poster for the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot flick "Dredd". Based on the 2000 AD comic book character of the same name, Karl Urban takes up the mantle of the futuristic cop who is judge, jury, and executioner all rolled into one, and the new banner shows a spray paint of Dredd's iconic visage/ helmet pattern. More info and details can be read up at the source post at Collider and SHH.
Dredd opens in 3D and conventional theaters on September 21
Friday, August 10, 2012
Buzz for The Walking Dead has recently begun showing signs of reanimation like a zombie rising from the grave. After reveals and a tease of what's to come with the much anticipated Season 2 Blu-Ray/ DVD, AMC has released a new banner photo featuring the entire cast of Season 3, with Rick Grimes and his posse back again and new characters Michonne and The Govenor joining the mix. The new season is slated to premiere on October 14, so it's still a few months away until zombies invade TV once more. For more information on the banner, visit the source post on Comic Booked.
On other Walking Dead related news, the new Social Game based on the AMC TV Series universe is now available for Beta play and testing on Facebook! Be sure to sign up and add the new game application by visiting the Official Walking Dead Social Game Facebook page! It's a turn-based "point and click" action adventure game that has you playing with friends and testing your survival skills in the zombie apocalypse! If you want to find out how it looks and plays, check out the trailer below!
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 14! Visit the official AMC Website for more!
The deleted scene above contains SPOILERS if you didn't catch Season 2 or Walking Dead at all, so be sure to be well-versed in the series if you plan to view it. You can check out more info on the scene as well as what's to come in the DVD via the source post at Entertainment Weekly.
The Walking Dead Season 2 comes out in August 28 on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Much news has been going around for the superhero movie industry. After Marvel and Disney confirmed that Joss Whedon would be returning to direct the Avengers sequel and help work on the untitled TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (as well as signing an exclusive deal that keeps him with the studio until 2015), Warner Bros. is stepping up their game by approaching a known director and actor to helm their much awaited Justice League film. That man is none other than The Town director Ben Affleck, who himself played a superhero in the form of 20th Century Fox's 2003 film adaptation of the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil. The studio has already hired Will Beall to write the script, and now talks are to bring the Academy Award and Golden Globe winner on board to take on DC's finest team of superheroes.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
After successfully directing the 2012 blockbuster superhero movie hit that was The Avengers, Joss Whedon has been officially confirmed to return to helm and write its sequel, and be involved in the recently announced ABC TV Series that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The good word comes from the Walt Disney Investors Conference Call, and you can listen to that in the link provided here. The new Avengers film is slated for a tentative Summer 2015 release, and the TV series comes in a few years time as well. More updates will come inevitably, so in the meantime, read more from the source posts at Bleeding Cool and Slash Film.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Conflicting reports are swirling on the interwebz regarding the situation over rights to using Fantastic Four baddie "Galactus" and the Daredevil reboot, both films of which 20th Century Fox owns the rights to and the latter franchise looking to revert back to the Disney owned Marvel Studios. However, according to a report by Deadline, Fox insiders have denied that there would be any trading of the rights to using Galactus over extending the rights to the Daredevil franchise, so it looks as if that the Man Without Fear's going home to the House of Ideas' own production house and getting a new film treatment through them. This is all speculation now, but with David Slade dropping out of doing a new DD film and Chronicle's own director Josh Trenk helming Fox's new FF film, this is a scenario that's likely to happen. Stay tuned for more updates, and for more on the scoop, visit the source post at Deadline and Comic Book Resources.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Via Bleeding Cool and Mark Millar's own Twitter page, the people behind Kick-Ass 2 have launched the first official logo and Facebook page to the much anticipated sequel to the 2010 film adaptation of Millar's asskicking comic book series! It's slated to start filming sometime this September, and will once again see Aaron Johnson back as David "Dave" Lizewski / Kick-Ass. Jeff Wadlow will step in as the new director to the sequel, as handpicked by his predecessor Matthew Vaughn himself. No news yet on whether Hit-Girl will be confirmed to return, but it's a sure bet if she does, then Chloë Grace Moretz may be back for more slicing and dicing. For more information on the story, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
You'll just have to see these videos to believe it! Once again presented by the awesome Canadian Caped Crusader, Toronto Batman, and the folks from The Sean Ward Show!
Friday, August 3, 2012
Yahoo! Movies has unveiled the brand new theatrical poster for the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot movie "Dredd", with the new one sheet promoting the 3D in "Dredd 3D"! Starring Karl Urban in the titular role, the new film based on the 2000 AD comic book character sees the lawman back to pursue justice, with Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey costarring. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, be sure to check it out in the previous post. For more info on this brand new theatrical poster, check out the source post at Yahoo! Movies!
Dredd is slated to pass judgement in conventional and 3D theaters this September 21!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Who are you gonna call? Not Peter Venkman I'm afraid.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the Ghostbusters franchise remains one of the most beloved staples of the 80's sci-fi and popculture mythos. With two classic films spinning off into very successful tv series, video games, and toy lines, it's no wonder that fans have been patiently waiting for a new movie to be made. Unfortunately, much time and development changes have been made to see a third Ghostbusters film become a reality, and one of the main reasons is Bill Murray, who plays Peter Venkman in the films, hasn't agreed to any of the ideas pitched for a new sequel. With much time passing and none of the actors getting any younger, the time for making a new movie has to come sooner than later, and new updates tell the tale that Dr. Venkman won't be around to do some bustin'.
According to an interview with Metro and a post with Bleeding Cool, Dan Akroyd, who's overseen the films and plays fellow Ghostbuster Ray Stanz, says the film is still in the works. The biggest update, however, is that Billy Murray will NOT be in the film. How this will play out in the narrative still remains a mystery, but Murray is apparently ok with whatever his character's fate is going to be, or if they are going to use him at all. With Etan Cohen writing the draft for the movie's script, time will tell how "Ghostbusters 3" will play out without one of it's most prominent characters. For more on the story, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
MTV Geek News, the very first trailer for the upcoming new DC Universe Animated Original Movie "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1" has arrived! Based on Frank Miller's seminal graphic novel masterpiece that helped return the Caped Crusader to his dark roots, the story unfolds in a future where an aged Bruce Wayne has retired from the cape and cowl for a decade, only to see himself return as The Dark Knight when Gotham City is plagued with more crime and threats than ever before. Check out the trailer to the first of a two-part Animated Movie epic that was a long time coming for Batfans!