Sunday, March 31, 2013

DC Comics The New 52: First Look at New Earth 2 Batman

As March ends and April is about to begin, DC Comics and the folks of WonderCon have revealed an Easter treat of sorts for fans of Batman and Earth 2, as readers and viewers get their very first look at the New Earth 2 Batman who'll be making his grand debut at May's "Earth 2 Annual #1"!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Report: DC Animated producer Bruce Timm stepping down

The end of an era has arrived for DC Animation, as reports in the web verify that Bruce Timm, the legendary creator of the DC Animated Universe, has stepped down from his role as DC Animated producer.

Having been a prominent presence in Warner Bros. and DC Comics since the early 90's, Timm co-created and produced the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, which would help redefine and popularize The Dark Knight in mainstream media and usher in the creation of the "DCAU", which expanded its reach with the release of Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited.

Along with Paul Dini, Timm was also responsible for the creation of the beloved Batman character and The Joker's girlfriend. Harley first appeared as an exclusive character in BTAS, but her popularity and warm reception by fans soon allowed her to spill over to other DC media, including regular DC Continuity.

Bruce Timm's departure was first reported by Visions of Krypton, then subsequently by other popular comic news sites such as Newsarama. His recent works remain etched in the minds of fans, especially with him serving as producer for several of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including recent animated adaptation of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Replacing him is former storyboard artist James Tucker, who has quite the experience and resume working in DC Animation. For more information, visit the source post at Visions of Krypton and Newsarama.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Iron Man 3: Set visit video online and Armors featured on Facebook page

As the clock ticks onward to its release date, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have promoted more and more stuff for their next upcoming Iron Man film sequel, "Iron Man 3"!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Metal Gear Solid V Confirmed by Hideo Kojima at GDC 2013

Hideo Kojima, Konami, and Kojima Productions have dropped the bombshell announcement and have announced that the mysterious "Phantom Pain" and "MGS Ground Zeroes" BOTH make up MGS V... formally known at Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!

Announced and unveiled during Kojima Productions' "The Core of MGS: Ground Zeroes" panel discussion, the new game utilizes the new proprietary "Fox Engine", and Hideo Kojima formally introduced the mystery game "Phantom Pain" as MGS V by unveiling a trailer that remains an enigma but fleshes out some details of what to expect of the next tactical stealth game starring Snake!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Wolverine: First Teaser Trailer unleashed online

As promised by 20th Century Fox, Marvel, and James Mangold, here's your first good look at what to expect this coming July as Hugh Jackman returns to the role of Wolverine in his newest X-Men spinoff flick "The Wolverine"!

The Wolverine: International Motion Posters and MTV 20 Second Teaser!

Things are hyping up for Hugh Jackman's return as Logan in a few months time, as 20th Century Fox and Marvel unleash more marketing and promotional hype for James Mangold's X-Men spinoff film "The Wolverine"! Seen above is the first international poster that debuted yesterday with the 6 second "Tweazer".

Now the filmmakers have debuted a motion poster version of the same one sheet, as well as another cool one with the same background but showing Wolverine unleashing his adamantium claws in one hand and holding a samurai sword in the other!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

WB and DC announce "Infinite Crisis" Free-to-Play Video Game

Great News has just hit fans of DC Comics and the DC Universe in general, as Warner Bros. has officially announced and unveiled the first trailer and details to their upcoming Free-To-Play "Multiplayer Online Battle Arena" video game - "Infinite Crisis"! Sharing the same name as the 2005-2006 DC Comics crossover story by Geoff Johns and Phil Jimenez, the game pits multiple versions of DC heroes and villains against one another, in a game that's sure to please fans of regular DC Continuity and the multiverse!

The Wolverine: 2 new Theatrical Poster and 6 sec Tweazer online

Due for release in a few months time, Hugh Jackman is set to return as the fan-favorite feral mutant and X-Man Logan, as he embarks on a quest in Japan in the brand new X-Men film spinoff "The Wolverine"! To promote the film, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have released two new posters, one domestic and international, and director James Mangold has also unveiled a 6 second teaser of the very first trailer of the movie which is set to debut online on Wednesday, March 27!

Monday, March 25, 2013

World War Z: Theatrical Poster and Trailer #2 online

With zombie fandom on an all time high (especially with the popularity and success of AMC's The Walking Dead), there's more things to look forward featuring the undead later this year, and one of them is an adaptation of Max Brooks' popular zombie novel "World War Z", which stars Hollywood celebrity and actor Brad Pitt! To further promote the horror and suspense to come, Paramount Pictures has released the second theatrical trailer and latest poster for the film!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Iron Man 3: "Heavy Metal" Kid's Choice Awards TV Spot #2 sizzles

This weekend's Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards not only brought some neat stuff from the kiddies,  but also a slew of brand new TV Spots and material to look forward to for this year's movies... Including a brand new TV Spot for Iron Man 3!

The Shane Black directed film that ushers in Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios' "Phase 2" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe draws near, and we get more new scenes to see in this new short mash-up clip promoting the movie, including just how stylish Tony's new Mark 47 armor is!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

DuckTales makes a comeback with "DuckTales Remastered"!

Anyone who remembers playing NES games back in the day surely remembers Capcom's "DuckTales", and that game certainly made an impression on my childhood as well as any kid and gamer of the 80's! With the Penny Arcade Expo '13 (PAX East '13) ongoing, Capcom made the announcement and just dropped the bombshell on gamers nostalgic and new alike!

Coming this Summer, DuckTales gets a revival and new handdrawn sprites with "DuckTales Remastered", which features classic old school gameplay meshed with new lucious graphics (with Uncle Scrooge finally getting the right colors)!

Star Trek Into Darkness: Extended/ Alternate International Trailer & a fun side note fact

Following the release of the new international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness a few days ago, Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions (via the latter's Twitter feed) have decided to give fans more in the form of an "extended/ alternate" version of the same trailer, filled with more action and explosions that show just how serious things are going to get for the U.S.S Enterprise and Starfleet.

Trailer's right below, followed by a fun side note about some of the actors in the film who are legends in their own right and have both done pretty awesome roles.

Friday, March 22, 2013

2 DC Comics writers leave books... And DC planned to kill off a Major Green Lantern character?

The comic community around interwebz has been abuzz lately, with the news of certain writers and talents of DC Comics leaving some of their books on The New 52 over creative differences.

New Action Comics' scribe Andy Diggle has walked out of the Superman book way before his first issue came out, announcing it on his official Twitter Page and the announcement being officially confirmed by DC Comics themselves. Following that, new and upcoming Green Lantern Corps and Red Lanterns writer Joshua Hale Fialkov also announced (via his blog) that he's departing before his stint begins, also citing differences with editorial decisions about the direction of the book that led to his decision. Those stories ran through Newsarama and Bleeding Cool respectively, and they've been trending over comic book news related websites ever since.

Now, the kicker is the REASON why Fialkov walked out, which was reported by Bleeding Cool and contains possible SPOILERS, as the story MAY still run even with his departure.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness: New International Trailer

Building off months of anticipation and mystery, Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions finally pull the curtain and showcase one bad-ass international trailer for their next Star Trek film under director J.J. Abrams - "Star Trek Into Darkness"! Showcasing just how fearsome Benedict Cumberbatch's mystery villain role will be, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S Enterprise have to find a way to put a stop to him before everything crumbles and gets destroyed!

Transformers 4: First Plot Details surface online

Fans of Michael Bay's Transformers film series finally have something to look forward to fro Transformers 4, as several websites following updates on the new sequel flick have come across what appears to be the first plot details of the film. Following the announcement that the film takes place a few years after Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the new installment sees Hollywood actor and musician Mark Wahlberg starring in the film.

Take note, SPOILER WARNING ahead for those who may not want to know what to expect in the next film, so read at your own risk.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Iron Man 3: Official IMAX poster released

With less than two months to go before all hell breaks loose in Tony Stark's world, Marvel Studios and the official Iron Man Facebook page have released the first official IMAX poster for the Shane Black directed "Iron Man 3"! Featuring the return of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/ Iron Man, the threequel sees ol' shellhead facing a darker and more menacing threat in the form of The Mandarin. As everything he knows comes crashing down, Tony will have to rely on his own resources to save his loved ones and defend everything he holds dear.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

G.I.Joe Retaliation: New poster and promo videos hype the action

As the march to retaliation draws closer and closer, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have released a new poster featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Roadblock and some new promo and supplementary videos to keep interest hyped up for "G.I.Joe: Retaliation"! Spotlighting the action and intensity to come, A new "Action Reel" livens things up, while a "Channing Tatum" featurette takes a look at the returning Conrad "Duke" Howser! Finally, a special message from Cobra shows that the terrorist organization will strike back at the joes... With a vengeance!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Game Of Thrones: 2nd Season 3 Trailer online

Following the release of the "War Preview" short trailer and a slew of character posters, HBO has released a second full new trailer to promote their upcoming return to Westoros with the 3rd Season of Game Of Thrones! Based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels, the third season will escalate the growing conflict between different families and factions vying for the Iron Throne, as well as the looming danger that's coming with the return of "Those Beyond The Wall"!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kick-Ass 2: New Character Posters and Red Band Trailer

This week just became a good time for fans of Mark Millar's "Kick-Ass" to get excited, as Universal Pictures has released the official Red Band Trailer and 6 Character Posters for their upcoming sequel flick Kick-Ass 2.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Game Of Thrones: War Preview Trailer goes online

War is coming to HBO this end of March, as the network finally prepares for the full scale return of its hit medieval fantasy TV Series "Game Of Thrones". Based on George R.R Martin's "A Song Of ice and Fire" series of fantasy novels, the hit show returns for its third season, and brings forth an epic clash   for the Iron Throne as the war rages on in Westeros!

Friday, March 15, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation: New "Behind-The-Scenes" featurette online

Turning up the heat in anticipation for one of this summer's blockbuster movies, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have released a new "Behind-The-Scenes" featurette for the John M. Chu directed G.I.Joe sequel flick - G.I.Joe: Retaliation! Showcasing some new dialogue and footage of the Joes, Cobra, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Roadblock in action, this short but sweet clip is a clear reminder that we'll be expecting some great action come the end of March!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

G.I.Joe: Retaliation: New Cobra pics surface online

As the countdown towards the definite March release date of G.I.Joe: Retaliation continues, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have released a slew of new Cobra themed photos to ease the excitement for the John M. Chu directed action flick.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Man of Steel: Clear "Total Film" cover pic goes online

In anticipation for the upcoming new Superman film hitting this year, Warner Bros. and Total Film have released a stellar cover shot for the latter's newest issue spotlighting "Man of Steel"! Now, a textless and clear version of that cover featuring Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane has made the web rounds and courtesy of The Playlist.

It looks like big things are coming for the Zack Snyder directed Superman reboot. For more information, visit the source post at Slash Film!

Man of Steel soars in theaters on June 14!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DC Comics announces "Batman The Zero Year" origin story

Since DC Comics began their relaunch with The New 52 universe in 2011, much talk and speculation came about as to how semi-reboot series like the "Batman" and "Green Lantern" titles would fit into the new continuity. Instead of a total new reboot altogether, portions of history from the pre-DC New 52 timeline existed and carried over to the new status quo, and while Green Lantern more or less had a smooth transition without any disruptions to it story, the Batman universe didn't really fair the same, with eyebrows raising over things like how all the Robins served under Batman in the 5-6 years since his emergence to fight crime. Case in point, a story had to be told concerning the definite origins of The New 52 Batman... And DC Comics is looking to do just that.

Via a report from the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex, DC Comics will unleash a brand new origin story called "Batman: The Zero Year", to be handled by the superstar "Batman" comic team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Following their successful runs with "The Court of Owls", "The Night of Owls", and most recently "Death of the Family", the new story arc was announced by DC on Monday, and will span 11 issues to tell the definite "origin story" of how The Batman came to be in the New 52 universe. It was touched on briefly with "Zero Month" last September, but now the definite history will be told beginning the middle of this year. For more information on the story, visit the source post at Hero Complex.

Batman: The Zero Year begins on June 21!

Monday, March 11, 2013

G.I.Joe: Retaliation: Character Profile Spots and Joe Colton Featurette

With the movie finally coming out at the end of this month after an extensive delay from last year due to 3D Conversion, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have released a series of Character Profile Spots and a featurette featuring Bruce Willis as Joe Colton for their upcoming G.I.Joe movie sequel, G.I.Joe: Retaliation. Featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Roadblock, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Channing Tatum as Duke, and Bruce Willis himself as General Joseph "Joe" Colton, the new flick sees the war between the Joes and Cobra escalate, as the terrorist organization manipulates the US Government and outlaws the G.I.Joe team at the same time.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness: Teaser Trailer #2 hits online

Attached with this month's release of Oz The Great and Powerful, Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions have released a brand new teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' next Star Trek film "Star Trek Into Darkness", which features footage seen in the IMAX Prologue sequence as well as some new scenes that flesh out the story for the sequel!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" arrives in 2014; Jointly produced by Paramount Pictures and WB

After wrapping up "The Dark Knight Trilogy" with"The Dark Knight Rises" and now overseeing this year's "Man of Steel" as executive producer, Christopher Nolan has cemented his legacy as one of the best known directors in Hollywood to date. Besides resurrecting the Batman film franchise, the British director and screenwriter has also directed successful films in the form of "Memento" and "Inception", and has collaborated time and again with several actors and actresses he has used throughout his many films.

That being said, it's no surprise that Nolan's next film will be bigger than ever, as Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. have officially announced a joint production between the two studios to co-produce and distribute the director's next film - "Interstellar". To be released in conventional theaters and IMAX format (a technology that Nolan helped master and pioneer use of successfully with his Dark Knight films), Interstellar has been given a clear release date of November 7, 2014, and "will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding".

For more on the press release and announcement, visit the source post at Coming Soon for more details!

DC Comics: Batman/ Superman #1 and other Superman June 2013 solicitations revealed

Announced a month ago and featuring the creative team of Greg Pak and Jae Lee, DC Comics prepares to unleash the New 52 team up of the "World's Finest" with their brand new ongoing series - Batman/ Superman! Along with other Superman solicitations for the month of June 2013, Comic Book Resources has the First Look at the cover to the monumental first issue that sees The Dark Knight joining forces with the Man of Steel!

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Hangover Part III: First Teaser Trailer and Poster arrive online

Indeed... "It All Ends" with this.

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, and Ken Jeong return for "The Epic Finale To The Hangover Trilogy", as the "best friends" that make up "The Wolfpack" return for another pitiful and zany adventure with "The Hangover Part III"! As the final installment to the series, this comedy adventure its at the end of May, and is sure to wrap things up with a bang... Literally!

Via the official Facebook page of the film, director Todd Phillips and crew have finally released some juicy marketing material promoting the hilarity to come, with the first official poster (which spoofs Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows and The Dark Knight Rises) and teaser trailer now online and ready for viewing!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Iron Man 3: Clear Tony/ Pepper poster and International Trailer #2

After the debut of the awesome 2nd trailer yesterday, Marvel Studios and the official Iron Man Facebook page have released a clearer version of the "Tony/ Pepper" poster for "Iron Man 3", featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in their signature roles and facing some kind of danger in front of them with the Iron Legion and ships flying in the background!

Plus, Comic Book Movie's official CBMTrailers YouTube page has released this slightly new International version of Trailer #2. If you want to see some new scenes inserted in, check this one out.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Iron Man 3: 2nd Trailer finally arrives... And J.J Abrams helped with the film?!

After days of excitement and anticipation building up (as well as an international version popping up early in Facebook), the brand new trailer to Marvel Studios' first film of their "Phase 2" Marvel Cinematic Universe is here with "Iron Man 3", spotlighting more on the Tony Stark's most dangerous adventure yet... As well as his new abilities! With new enemies relentlessly pursuing his destruction, Stark must incorporate his ingenuity and new technology into his arsenal to combat the threat, and he literally does that with his own army... The Iron Legion!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Green Lantern: The Animated Series cancelled by Cartoon Network

Sad news comes to DC Comics and Green Lantern fans who have tuned in religiously to Cartoon Network's "Green Lantern: The Animated Series", as the network has decided not to pick up the series again for a second season. The news comes directly from a very disappointed Bruce Timm, who created the series and sadly confirmed the news during his time in this year's Emerald City Comiccon, which was reported in Bleeding Cool. The series started in 2011, and despite being in 3D, was aimed to follow in the footsteps and vein of its predecessors such as Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Iron Man 3: Another new poster emerges - "Tony/ Pepper"

As promotions continue for Iron Man 3, another new poster appears for the movie, this time showing Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow together in one splash where Tony Stark/ Iron Man and his love interest, Pepper Potts, are obviously preparing for the worst, with a damaged Mark 47 armor and some controlled Iron Men armor flying in the background!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pandora gets her own series as DC Comics confirms "Trinity Of Sin" Pandora"

Ever since she debuted at the final moments of the Pre-New 52 DC Universe changing event Flashpoint, Pandora has been a mysterious figure hovering over the entire new reality that is the DC New 52 Universe. As part of the "Trinity Of Sin" alongside the Phantom Stranger and The Question, it still remains to be seen what her mission really is all about... And DC Comics may give us more insight with that after announcing a new series called "Trinity Of Sin: Pandora".

Via a post from Bleeding Cool, DC Comics has recently confirmed during the Emerald City Comiccon that the new comic series is real, charging writer Ray Fawkes and artist Daniel Sampre on the task, this will explore more on Pandora, as her fellow Trinity Of Sin convict The Phantom Stranger already got his own solo book under DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, which will be renamed Trinity Of Sin: The Phantom Stranger. All that remains a mystery now is The Question... Will he be getting is own series? Time will tell as the months roll down to the big DC New 52 event that is "Trinity War", and maybe the answers will be revealed then. For more on the story, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Game of Thrones: Season 3 character posters hit online

March has arrived, and it's only a few weeks left until HBO's medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" returns for its third season! Based on George R.R Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels, the highly acclaimed TV series has garnered praise and interest, and keeps the intrigue, battle, and politics going in the fictional land of Westeros! To heighten up the excitement and give viewers a new taste of things to come, HBO has released a series of new character posters, which will be all over the printed and promotional window come next week. IGN has the exclusive look at all 12, which feature fan favorites like Daenerys Targaryen (seen above), Jon Snow, and Tyrion Lannister among them. To check them all out, visit the source post at IGN!

Game of Thrones returns on March 31st on HBO!

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Hobbit: There and Back Again gets bumped to December 2014

Looks like fans of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy will truly see each installment wrap up at the end of each year, as New Line Cinema and MGM have moved the release of the last film "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" from July 18, 2014 to December 17, 2014. This keeps it in line with the consistent release of Middle-Earth films every December, and puts the last film away from Bryan Singer's new X-Men flick "X-Men: Days of Future Past", which also happens to star Gandalf actor Sir Ian McKellen, who reprises his role as Magneto in the Marvel film.

Based on J.R.R Tolkien's book of the same name, The Hobbit Trilogy is a prequel to The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and chronicles the adventures of a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf The Wizard, and a company of dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield. The first film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", hit theaters last December 12, while the next installment, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", hits theaters this December 13. For more information on the new release date details, visit the source post at Superherohype!

Distributed by Warner Bros., catch "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" on its new release date on December 17, 2014.