Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DC Comics: The Flash gets new TV Series & Film in the works; Wonder Woman/ Amazon TV Series put on hold

Even with Superman and Batman getting their own team-up movie in 2015 as a sequel to Man Of Steel, don't count out the other members of the Justice League and heroes/ heroines of DC Comics yet, as Warner Bros. has more news, one good and one somewhat bad.

Looks like The Fastest Man Alive is hitting the small screen yet again, thanks to the success of the other DC Comics superhero TV Series "Arrow" that's based on the Emerald Archer Green Arrow.

In a report by Deadline, The CW Network is reportedly adding The Flash to their list of priorities for upcoming TV Series, following the character's inclusion and appearance in the second season of "Arrow". CW Executive Mark Pedowitz has confirmed that the Scarlet Speedster will indeed be an iteration of the Silver Age and New 52 fan favorite Barry Allen. Arrow creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, as well as DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer and scribe Geoff Johns, are planning to include The Flash as a recurring character alongside Stephen Amell's Arrow, and while he'll be appearing in TV, Berlanti also states that the character is still getting his own feature film, and that "no conflict" will occur between the two mediums. How this will fit into inevitable plans for a "Justice League" film in the DC Cinematic Universe after "Superman Vs Batman" is anyone's guess, but here's hoping for something (and perhaps a cameo in the new TV show by original 1990's Flash TV Series actor, John Wesley Ship). For more on the story, visit the source post at Newsarama.

Meanwhile, the other superhero TV series in development by the CW, namely "Amazon" and featuring the DC Comics heroine Wonder Woman, is reportedly on "pause" and will be put on hold for the moment. Mr. Pedowitz reports that "the script isn't where we want it", referring to the CW/ WB's dissatisfaction with the development process, making a debut in 2014 somewhat unlikely. For more information on the story, visit the source post at Superherohype.

Expect more from The Flash and Wonder Woman in the small and big screen soon from WB, DC Comics, and The CW.

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Viral Marketing Campaign begins, shows Sentinels and Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask

If you've seen "The Wolverine" in theaters and stayed until the mid-credits sequence, there'd be a special scene playing that connects the James Mangold movie directly into next year's most anticipated X-Men sequel, namely X-Men: Days of Future Past. Reuniting the cast from previous X-Men films with that of the 2011 prequel hit X-Men: First Class, the movie will be directed by X-Men and X2 film guru Bryan Singer, returning once again to helm the mutants in their finest hour.

Not one to keep the surprises and build-up at bay, Singer has constantly tweeted surprises in store for the next film, including some behind-the-scenes photos every now and then of cast members suiting up as your favorite men and women from the X-Men film universe. However, the newest viral marketing campaign heats things up by showing off more from Trask Industries and their mutant hunting robot drone army that are the Sentinels... Featuring "Game of Thrones" star and Tyrion Lannister himself Peter Dinklage, who plays Bolivar Trask in the film!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Marvel unleashes Wolverine #8 trailer and prepares for "Killable" arc

Timed with the release of "The Wolverine" in theaters this end of July, the next big challenge for Logan waits for him in the pages of Marvel Comics, and tests him in a similar manner that's explored in the Hugh Jackman film... His own mortality.

Times with the release of Marvel NOW's Wolverine #7 this month, a new exclusive Marvel AR trailer for the next big Wolverine story arc will  test the X-Men's most ferocious warrior will show just how bare and mortal he really is when he is stripped of his immortality... Namely, his "Healing Factor".

Monday, July 29, 2013

Batman Inc. #13 preview online

Coming out this week in comic book stores worldwide, the epic conclusion to Grant Morrison's acclaimed run on Batman reportedly meets a controversial end with the release of this month's Batman Incorporated #13, which sees the final showdown between Batman and his on and off love interest and enemy, Talia al Ghul, aka Leviathan!

Via The New York Post, here's a preview to the last issue of the 2nd volume of the series that began with The New 52 Universe in 2011, and brought about an emotional rollercoaster ride for Bruce Wayne and his army of Batmen.

DC Comics' Batman Inc. #13 goes on sale starting July 31.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Wolverine: SHH feature on Famke Janssen's return as Jean Grey

Now playing in theaters worldwide and adding a sixth appearance as Logan to Hugh Jackman's resume, The Wolverine not only serves as a sequel to 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, but also carries over a "figure from the past" that haunts the X-Man and contributes to his self-imposed exile - his unrequited and deceased love interest from the X-Men, Jean Grey.

Reprising her role in the film, actress Famke Janssen has played the role of the Ms. Grey four times now, and has co-starred in three main X-Men films since the original X-Men film in 2000 alongside Mr. Jackman as Wolverine. Reprising her role in a small yet pivotal role as a painful memory that the Ol' Canucklehead can't seen to get over.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

DC Comics reveals Batgirl's look & Nightwing's role in the New 52 "Zero Year" story

With Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's latest Batman story arc "Zero Year" going strong with the first two issues and attempting to properly explain the origins of The Dark Knight in the New 52 Universe, DC Comics steps up things in the game by giving fans a first look at how Batgirl/ Barbara Gordon will look during the early years of Batman's career.

Looking drastically different and more on the style of a vigilante crime-fighter in the making, Barbara will be appearing in a very un-Batgirl way in the tie-in Batgirl story that compliments Zero Year, sporting a suit that sees her starting down her path to becoming a fellow winged avenger alongside Gotham City's Dark Knight Defender. According to DC's E-i-C Bob Harris, she'll be forced to defend her home and brother James Gordon Jr. when they're attacked, and through the experience realize her potential to make a difference and protect what she cares for in a new kind of way. The Batgirl tie-in will be written by Marguerite Benett, and illustrated by Fernando Pasarin and Jonathan Galapion. More info can be seen via the source posts at DC and Newsarama.

Other titles will also bring in a "Zero Year" feel to them, including Batman's first sidekick and protege Dick Grayson, aka the first Robin and present day Nightwing. In his own series, the tie in will explore Dick's time a year prior to his parents' death, and see where the "Flying Graysons" figure during the events of "Zero Year". For more on the story as well as Nightwing series writer Kyle Higgins thoughts, visit the source post at Newsarama.

Batman: The Zero Year is currently playing out in Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Wolverine: "The Many Screams of Wolverine" shows Hugh Jackman unleashing it

Practically out in international territories and ready to cut loose elsewhere worldwide, Hugh Jackman is back to reprise his signature role as Logan for a new X-Men spinoff adventure that will test his resolve and force him to face his demons in "The Wolverine".

Directed by James Mangold, the film is a very different take at the X-Men's most dangerous member, and something that explores a side of the character that's rarely seen and goes beyond the heroics and mutant warfare that's more associated with the X-Franchise. This movie's setting in Japan highlights Logan's background as a warrior, and forces him to confront his immortality and come to terms with the demons plaguing and tormenting his soul. It's a unique piece all in all, and something that definitely makes Hugh shine out as the definitive actor to play the part for the pretty impressive sixth time, with a seventh coming happening with next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Now, as Wolverine prepares to tear it open anew in 3D and 2D screens before July ends, Vulture has put together this impressive Supercut of "The Many Screams of Wolverine". Those who have seen the entire X-Men Movie franchise know what the deal here is about, and you just have to see it to believe it.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

47 Ronin: First Trailer sees Keanu Reeves and Japanese all-star assemble gather for a samurai adventure

Long delayed and finally seeing the light at the end of this year, Keanu Reeves will return to the big screen again in action form by the end of the year with a westernized adaptation of the real-life samurai legend of the forty-seven ronin, with the title of the movie "47 Ronin". Directed by Carl Erik Rinsch, the film sees Reeves star as a half-Japanese, half-British warrior named Kai, who joins the 47 Ronin in a quest to avenge the death of their master by Lord Kira and defeat anyone who stands in their way.

The film also stars a plethora of Japanese talent who have proven themselves with several Hollywood films, including Pacific Rim's Rinko Kikuchi as Mizuki and the great Hiroyuki Sanada as Kuranosuke Oishi, who is the leader of the Ronin. Sanada's no stranger to Samurai movies either, having starred alongside Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe in the 2003 film The Last Samurai, and also co-starring with Hugh Jackman this year in The Wolverine. Legendary Mortal Kombat and Tekken actor Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa also co-stars as the Shogun, while Battleship and Thor actor Tadanobu Asano plays Lord Kira.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Wolverine: Coming Soon exclusive interview with director James Mangold

Drumming up the excitement with a few days left until it opens in 3D and conventional theaters, The Wolverine is set to unleash Hugh Jackman once more as the feral mutant, and explore a side of Logan rarely seen that tests his resolve as a warrior and his own immortality. I've been fortunate enough to see the film c/o 20th Century Fox PH, and it's absolutely something to that fans of the X-Men movie franchise should see all the way until the end (and a review to come up very soon).

With the film's nearing in cinemas worldwide, Coming Soon has posted up an exclusive one-on-one interview and feature with director James Mangold, who's proven quite capable on taking on what X-Men movie/s director Bryan Singer started and will continue with X-Men: Days of Future Past next year.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rurouni Kenshin: First picture of Takeru Satoh back as Kenshin for RK sequel

After being released in theaters last year to critical acclaim, the live-action adaptation of Nobuhiko Watsuki's epic samurai Manga/ Anime Rurouni Kenshin is getting not one, but TWO sequels next year, and will see Takeru Satoh returning as the wandering samurai turned protector.

Known as "Samurai X" to western and international audiences, the new movies won't be out until the beginning of summer 2014. However, the first screenshot from the second film has finally come online, and courtesy of the RK (Samurai X) Facebook page and the Takeru Satoh blog!

It's Himura Kenshin walking inside the Kamiya Dojo. Is he expecting a fight to happen, or is something else going on? For sure, there's more action to be had now that a certain enemy of his to inherit the title of "Hitokiri Battousai" after his retirement is coming.

With Tatsuya Fujiwara of "Death Note" fame cast as "Shishio Makoto", the new sequels will be entitled "Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc" and "Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend Arc". Many Kenshin fans got a taste of what a live action version of their favorite Rurouni warrior could do... And it'll definitely be more intense come the new films next year.

No official release date has been given for the sequels, but expect Rurouni Kenshin to blast into Japanese theaters first in Summer 2014, then get released internationally soon afterward.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Wolverine: HBO Advance Notice video w/ Hugh Jackman and James Mangold

Slicing its way to theaters this week, HBO has released a new "Advance Notice" sneak peak video for "The Wolverine", featuring none other than the star himself, Hugh Jackman, and the director of the film, James Mangold!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

SDCC '13: Avengers 2 is officially titled as "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Following the Marvel Studios panel at the San Diego Comic Con, The Avengers director Joss Whedon officially revealed and announced the title to his 2015 Avengers sequel, and it's called "Avengers: Age Of Ultron".

Naturally, the title comes from the recently concluded early 2013 Marvel Comics event "Age Of Ultron", and will probably clue in to introduce the robot menace and creation of Hank "Ant-Man" Pym as the primary antagonist instead of Thanos (who was teased at the end of The Avengers in 2012). Still, this could be a play for words and go differently, and characters like The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will also be officially introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so only time will tell how this goes. It's also unclear how 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy will connect and lead on to this film, so we can only imagine what Marvel's got in store, not to mention the "surprise role" Fast and Furious series & Riddick star Vin Diesel will have in the MCU. 

Age Of Ultron may have possibilities and will introduce another classic Avengers villain into the fold... But it's still a mystery on what exactly will occur at the end of Phase Two. Phase Three also begins after this film with "Ant-Man" directed by Edgar Wright, so this is definitely a setup film for that. Either way, looking forward to the return and expansion of Earth's Mightiest Heroes on film still, and it comes in the same year as the recently announced "Superman/ Batman" film, which will definitely make 2015 a BIG YEAR for popculture movies! For more information, visit the source post at Superherohype!

Avengers: Age Of Ultron sees release on May 2, 2015!

SDCC '13: Superman/ Batman... IT'S OFFICIAL!

As the reports speculated and suggested, it indeed has been confirmed.

Straight from the mouth of Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder, Superman/ Batman is indeed going to happen, and it's been OFFICIALLY TEASED AND ANNOUNCED at the end of the Warner Bros. panel at the San Diego Comic Con.

Words cannot describe the feeling right now so many have. DC Cinematic Universe... IT'S ABOUT TIME!

And as seen from this Instagram post... IT'S DAMN TRUE! (UPDATE: AND the official Tweet from WB themselves!)

UPDATE: Here's the official PRESS RELEASE from WB themselves via Superherohype!

On the heels of the worldwide success of "Man of Steel," director Zack Snyder is bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Batman and Superman—for the first time on the big screen. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

"Whilst our ‘Dark Knight' trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack's fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can't wait to see what Zack does with these characters."

The current hit, "Man of Steel," has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast.

Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date in Summer 2015.

Silverman stated, "Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he's a fan first and he utterly gets this genre. We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic Super Heroes to the screen in his own way." Kroll added, "We are thrilled to be back in business with Zack and his team on this next movie. The success of ‘Man of Steel' is a wonderful testament to the love and support that both fans and new audiences, worldwide, have for these characters. We are very excited to see what Zack has in store for all of us."

Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, noted, "Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DC Entertainment could not be more excited for Zack's continuing vision for the DC Universe."

Zack Snyder, who made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con today, breaking the news to audiences there, later said, "I'm so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can't wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter. Let's face it, it's beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world." 

The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.

Thomas offered, "Whilst our ‘Dark Knight' trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack's fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can't wait to see what Zack does with these characters."

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.

And there you have it... Man Of Steel 2/ Superman/ Batman should be in theaters by Summer 2015!

SDCC '13: Rumor: DC Movies like Superman/ Batman movie may be announced at SDCC; The possibilities of starting up a shared DC Movie Universe this way

Take this with a grain of salt and there's no official confirmation yet (until announcement), but word on the grapevine's already spreading that two of DC Comics' most important heroes and icons will be starring together in their own feature team-up film, and COULD be announced during the WB Panel at the San Diego Comic Con.

In anticipation and build up for a shared DC Movie Universe, it looks like The Hollywood Reporter is picking up reports that the next big DC film may be in fact a Superman/ Batman film, where Henry Cavill returns to the big screen as Superman and teams up with a new actor playing Batman. Zack Snyder of course is set to return as director after Man Of Steel, with David S. Goyer penning the screenplay.

Now this is all rumor and hear say at the moment, and the Warner Bros. Panel at the San Diego Comic Con is currently happening. However, given the impending nature of reintroducing Batman into a DC Movie Universe with Cavill's Man Of Steel, this makes perfect sense and is a good lead on to a potential Justice League film. The idea was also teased back in 2007 with a "Superman/ Batman" poster seen in a post-apocalyptic Times Square on Will Smith's "I Am Legend", so the "World's Finest" teaming together on their own flick isn't exactly a new idea. In fact, before the Superman reboot that is MoS happened, this was the plan. It would be a wise move by WB and DC Entertainment too, since it introduces A NEW Batman outside of Christopher Nolan's epic Dark Knight Trilogy of films, and sets the stage for the inevitable rise of a JL film. There's also the rumor of a Flash film for 2016, then JL on 2017 (via Bleeding Cool). Still, let's wait for official confirmation from the SDCC.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

SDCC '13: "Man Of Steel sighting"... And something big to come for Warner Bros./ DC Comics in SDCC '13?

It's already been a month since Man Of Steel zoomed into theaters... And now that we're at the weekend point, a lot of hopes and expectations are coming from fans for the next superhero flicks in the next few years, especially with Warner Bros. and their potential shared DC Cinematic Universe.

While everyone's waiting for word on what could come, Warner Bros. Online posted this pretty awesome teaser that's just too good not to share. Check it!

Man of Steel sighting at Comic-Con

There you have it. A "Man Of Steel sighting" at Comic-Con 2013!

What could it mean? Is there something brewing for DC Comics' Superman 75th Anniversary panel, or something BIGGER like the inevitable sequel or perhaps even JUSTICE LEAGUE? We'll just have to wait and see, as the San Diego Comic Con is currently taking the world by storm!

SDCC '13: Game Of Thrones Season 4 Panel & "In Memoriam" video reel

It's still a year away until we return to the world of Westeros and "Game Of Thrones", but this year's San Diego Comic Con gave a few hints as to what fans can expect from the 4th season based on George R.R Martin's epic "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels. The cast took to the official HBO panel presentation of the show, and discussed highlights and things to expect on 2014. You can read the entire panel discussion recap via Superherohype.

Game of Thrones: In Memoriam (Comic-Con)

Also in commemoration of the Comic Con 2013, here's an "In Memoriam" video reel, showing and SPOILING every person who has died  and gone thus far from Seasons 1-3.

Game Of Thrones returns to HBO with Season 4 next April.

SDCC '13: The Walking Dead Season 4 Trailer debuts

As promised and following the panel discussion in the San Diego Comic Con which featured the entire cast of the show, AMC has released the first trailer to their much anticipated 4th Season of "The Walking Dead"!

It's a big year for Robert Kirkman's epic zombie comic book series, as the series celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. That being said, get a taste of things to come this October for the highly successful TV Series, as Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Michonne,  Tyreese, and the rest of the survivors all try to survive and work together to stay alive amidst the zombie apocalypse.

The Walking Dead Season 4 Trailer

For more insight and the panel discussion minutes, visit Superherohype!

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 13!

SDCC '13: Christopher Lee welcomes fans and readers to DC Comics' "Necessary Evil"

Dracula. Scaramanga. Saruman. Count Dooku

Whichever iconic villainous role you've seen him in or otherwise, Christopher Lee is one of the most recognizable figures and legendary actors that film has ever seen. He's easily known for his distinct and creepy deep voice that he lends to most of his well-known parts in Hollywood, and now he lends that same talent to promote the upcoming new documentary highlighting the villains of the DC Universe - "Necessary Evil". With Villain's Month hitting on September and giving rise to the new major event "Forever Evil", the time is ripe for villains to come and make their presence known...

Friday, July 19, 2013

SDCC '13: Superior Spider-Man faces Flash Venom in "Darkest Hours"

As SDCC' 13 kicks onward, so does the big news on a certain "Superior" wall-crawler!

Things may be looking up for the Superior Spider-Man currently, but come the next few months, it's going to be a dark road ahead for Doc Ock's new life as he comes face to face with another individual leading a new legacy as well... Flash Thompson, aka Venom!

Announced in the San Diego Comic Con via Marvel's own Superior Spider-Man panel, writer Dan Slott is putting these two unlikely heroes in the same place and the same time come November in Superior Spider-Man #22, as a new four-part story arc called "Darkest Hours" will see the new "Spidey" clash with the new "Venom". One can only wonder how this will turn out... And if things will ever be the same for the life Spider-Man.

For more information and an exclusive Newsarama interview with Slott himself, visit the source post at Newsarama!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Man Of Steel: Official Blu-Ray and Gift Set releases revealed online

Just a month after seeing release in theaters, fans and collectors looking forward to the release of Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Superman reboot film "Man Of Steel" can finally pre-order the film both as a standard Blu-Ray and Gift Set release.

Featured on the official Man Of Steel Facebook page, the Blu-Ray Gift Set Edition not only features the film in Blu-Ray, DVD, and Ultraviolet, but two figurines as well in the form of Superman and General Zod! Those who loved the movie will probably want to check out details on Pre-ordering, which can be done via Amazon for Standard and Gift Set Editions. No release date has been given yet, but sometime before the year ends is a good bet.

For more information, visit the source post at the official MoS Facebook page and Superherohype!

Man Of Steel, starring Henry Cavill as Superman, opened in theaters last June 14!

The Walking Dead: Season 4 EW covers; Glenn & Maggie; and Bob Stookey images online

As the San Diego Comic Con officially kicks off in the US with "Preview Night", more juicy material on the popculture spectrum continue to pop up online, including stuff from AMC's hotly anticipated new season of "The Walking Dead"! 

With the trailer to the 4th season slated to premiere at SDCC this Friday, the good folks of Entertainment Weekly saw it fit to release their latest issue, with not just one cover featuring protagonist Rick Grimes, but two others as well that feature his son Carl Grimes and fan favorite original character in the TV Series, the redneck crossbow wieldon' Daryl Dixon! What's more, new images appear as well, featuring zombie killing couple Glenn Rhee and Maggie Greene, as well as the new guy Bob Stookey.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

DC Comics releases "Forever Evil" SDCC Teaser Posters

DC Comics released this teaser of a tease just before the San Diego Comic Con this week, and boy does it have a message to convey:

"When The Unthinkable Happens!"

If you know the symbol, then you know that a certain protege of The Dark Knight will be in the center of trouble when Forever Evil, the next big DC Comics event for The New 52 Universe, begins during "Villains Month" this September.

Nightwing and his world will never be the same it seems... And for more information on this pre-SDCC teaser as well as a couple of others, visit the source post at Newsarama and DC Comics.

Forever Evil begins on September.

Justice League New 52 begins in DC Animated Movies with Justice League: War

It's not yet SDCC yet, and not big news comes for DC fans! Looks like this DC Universe Animated Original Movie based on the Pre-New 52 storyline "Flashpoint" is indeed the clincher for the old guard, as the next film to feature the Justice League will indeed bring in the New 52 Universe to the animated movie fold!

Reported by Newsarama and Tweeted by Gary Miereanu/ SuperPRGuy, the first DCU animated film hitting in 2014 after Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox will be called "Justice League: War", and will be based on the first storyline of "Justice League" in the New 52 universe, namely "Origin" by the creative powerhouse team of Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams. The news breaks a few days just before the San Diego Comic Con, and officially ushers in the rebooted DC Universe, which began in 2011, in animated movie form. Miereanu also confirmed that actor Jason O'Mara, who played Albert Wesker in the Paul W.S. Anderson Resident Evil movies, will be voicing the role of the Dark Knight himself... Batman!

For more information on the story, visit the source post at Newsarama.

Looks like DC Entertainment's "GOT THIS". Prepare for Justice League: WAR in 2014!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Marvel Movies: Marvel wants JGL to be their Doctor Strange in "Phase 3"

Take this news as a rumor and with a grain of salt for now... But with the SDCC on the horizon this week and new aplenty, it looks like Marvel wants a real big name to play Doctor Strange, and fans who've seen this guy's work in recent films will most likely agree with their prospectful choice!

According to a report by Latino Review and posted in Bleeding Cool, the big bosses at Marvel are looking at the possibility of getting Inception and 500 Days Of Summer star Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Stephen Strange in their plans for a live action adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics' hero and Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Evo 2013: New Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC and Ultra Street Fighter IV upgrade announced

It's the big time for fighting game fans and players worldwide, as Evolution 2013 brought together some of the biggest and baddest brawlers from around the planet to test their skills in one of the biggest annual tournaments in the Fighting Game Community (you can also watch the stream LIVE while it's going here via Kotaku)

That being said, there's going to be plenty of memorable matches and players when the dust settles and the final list tally comes up, but EVO 2013 also gave rise to some pretty intense announcements, especially with two games I've had the privilege of playing and enjoying as a player myself - Namely Injustice: Gods Among Us and Street Fighter IV.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: More EW pics go online

After the reveal of the cover to the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly online, more images have appeared from the article spotlighting Marc Webb's Spidey sequel for next year, The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

In addition to another good look at Electro and Spider-Man and his new suit, there's a couple of other shots showing Peter Parker interacting with Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn, as well as a shot of The Rhino (minus suit) evading the authorities and then a look at Peter in his house and suited up sans mask! You can check out the photo gallery as well as info on the EW piece via the source post at Enewsi!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters on May 2, 2014!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pacific Rim: Opening and Ending titles released online

For those who have yet to catch Pacific Rim on the big screen... DO SO.

Not only is it Guillermo del Toro's Love Letter to the Giant Robot and Kaiju genres, but it also kicks ass and makes us believe in the potential movies have to see something titanic and of this magnitude happen -  And in case you needed further explaining, I posted a review about it just recently!

Now Imaginary Forces, the powers that be behind the film behind the beginning and ending sequence of the Warner Bros. and Legendary film, have released the awesome main and closing titles of the movie for the online community to view. It's truly something to behold, and those who are fans of seeing some brilliant visuals sequences, these are for you.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Godzilla: Viral marketing for 2014 film begins with "Godzilla Encounters"

With Pacific Rim all ready to unleash Giant Robots vs Kaiju in cinemas this weekend, Warner Bros. and Legendary have begun their next initiative in starting the next BIG Monster movie to hit next year... Namely the iconic and legendary "Kaiju" terror of Japan itself, Godzilla!

Set to make an impact next year without any giant robots to stand in its way, the filmmakers behind the new Godzilla film have officially begun the viral marketing campaign for the movie by opening the Tumblr site "Godzilla Encounters" for the general public to sign up and be a part of.

With the 2013 edition of the San Diego Comic Con happening next week and the film very much being a big part of the promotions, the viral marketing is set in the "Real World", and teases the destruction and tension to come with the new movie, which lands on the same year as the Japanese Monster's 60th Anniversary! For more info, visit "Godzilla" and the source post at Coming Soon.

Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, and Bryan Cranston, will be tearing itself into 3D and conventional theaters next year on May 16, 2014.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Entertainment Weekly reveals Spidey and Electro face off

It's the kind of image that shows that things are going to go down in the sequel, and there's plenty more danger to come for Peter Parker and his alter ego, The Amazing Spider-Man, for Marc Webb's next installment in his new Spider-Man film franchise.

Coming straight from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and featured by Slash Film, here's the new cover to the July 2013 issue of EW, featuring Andrew Garfield face to face against Jamie Foxx as their alter egos Spider-Man and Electro, in the showdown that'll happen in May next year with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. There's plenty of juicy info being teased for the second installment in Webb's Spidey movie series, and with the SDCC just around the corner, we can expect more things and a possible trailer to come soon as well.

Photos released in prior months have already been leaked online showing Foxx all made up and blue as Electro, but without the effects. This time the EW cover gives us a look at the official complete look, and he's about to square off against Garfield's Spidey, who's all dressed in the new suit debuting in the sequel. For more information, visit the source post at EW and Slash Film.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into conventional and 3D theaters on May 2, 2014.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Marvel unveils first teaser poster

With the 2013 edition of the San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have released via Facebook something big for their first installment of their 2014 "Phase 2" salvo for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the very first teaser poster for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"!

And what a teaser poster it is.

Judging from how it looks, it's going to be a very punishing adventure for Chris Evans' return as the star spangled avenger, as he not only tries to really adjust to his new life in the present day, but face a new enemy in the form of the mysterious Winter Soldier, whom fans of Ed Brubaker's run in Captain America know as *SPOILER*.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Marvel prepares to unleash "Infinity" with a new trailer

Coming to comic book stores this August, "Infinity", the next big event of Marvel Comics, sees the return of one of the biggest villains the Marvel Universe has ever known - Thanos!

Woven together by the creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena, and Dustin Weaver, the six issue comic book saga will unite Earth's Mightiest Heroes and bring them clashing against a cosmic threat that will not only determine the fate of Earth, but the Marvel Universe as well.

Via, here's the trailer to "Infinity".

Infinity makes a mark in the Marvel Universe starting on August 2013.

The Wolverine: "Extended Train Fight Scene" online

Clawing its way to theaters in just two weeks, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, and Machinima have released a teaser action sequence of things to come for Hugh Jackman's return as the X-Man Logan in the new X-Men spinoff flick, "The Wolverine"! The new clip, dubbed the "Extended Train Fight Sequence", shows Jackman back in action, and fighting to survive against enemies while onboard a train in Japan!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson come face to face in "Out of the Furnace"

It's Batman and Defendor, in a new thriller that'll see lots of big names in Hollywood converging.

Via USA Today and Bleeding Cool, here's one of the post-Batman films that Christian Bale, star of Christopher Nolan's epic Dark Knight Trilogy, will be appearing.

Called "Out of the Furnace", it's an American thriller that's directed by Scott Cooper and also stars an ensemble cast which includes, in addition to Cheers' actor Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, and Willem Dafoe  (So in addition to Bats and Defendor, you have Star Trek's Uhura and the Green Goblin as well). That's quite an impressive line-up of actors, and definitely a flick to look forward to before the year ends. For more information, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool.

Out of the Furnace sees release later this year on late November/ early December.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Wolverine: "Some Mistakes Are Only Made Once" banner

Continuing the promotion campaign for Hugh Jackman's next adventure on the big screen, 20th Century Fox continues to release the banner posters for their next X-Men spinoff film featuring the X-Man Logan in "The Wolverine"!

The new banner, straight from the movie's official Facebook page, sees Logan unsheathing his adamantium claws, from the scene where he's preparing to square off against ninjas and assassins. For more updates on the film, visit The Wolverine on Facebook and Twitter!

The Wolverine sees release in 3D and conventional cinemas on July 26, 2013.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Wolverine: "Pushed to the Limit" still online

Slicing its way to theaters in just a few weeks, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have released a new still image of Hugh Jackman as Logan in the new X-Men spinoff film coming out this July - "The Wolverine"!

Directed by James Mangold, Jackman returns as the feral mutant in his second solo flick, travelling to Japan and encountering new foes and enemies while facing his own immortality at the same time.

Friday, July 5, 2013

X-Men Movies: The Wolverine Japanese Poster & Bryan Singer tweets a new Days of Future Past teaser

The X-Men movies by 20th Century Fox are getting a lot of press lately, and with Hugh Jackman's return as Logan set later this month with "The Wolverine", there's also a new update for 2014's next X-Flick "X-Men: Days Of Future Past", with Bryan Singer teasing something building since announcing that Quicksilver would be part of his X-Universe!

Here's the new Japanese poster for "The Wolverine". Directed by James Mangold, the new X-Men spinoff film sees the feral mutant travelling to Japan and fighting new enemies that tests his own immortality and resolve. It's slated to hit 3D and conventional theaters this July 26. For more information, visit the source post at Superherohype.

And now here's a new teaser for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, straight from director Bryan Singer's official Twitter page and featured in Superherohype.

The family name "Maximoff" is etched in the mailbox of a home that clearly belongs to Quicksilver's alter ego Pietro... But does it also hint that his sister Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, is not far behind? Both characters (or at least different versions of them) will appear in Joss Whedon's The Avengers 2, so it may be a possibility that Wanda's appearance may be a surprise. We'll just have to wait and see.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is slated for a May 23, 2014 release.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

DC Comics: Damian Wayne returns in "Damian: Son of Batman" this October

Looks like a certain fan favorite "Boy Wonder" who recently bought the farm will be making his return to the DC Comics Universe... Well, somewhat at least.

Announced in The New York Post, Batman/ Bruce Wayne's son Damian Wayne will be returning in the pages of a four issue miniseries this October entitled "Damian: Son of Batman". The new title, written and illustrated by the character's co-creator Andy Kubert, will serve as a continuation of the future Gotham stories where an older Damian eventually becomes the new Batman following his father's passing.

However, this storyline is just a "potential future", and is not confirmed to hit the current DC Universe timeline that is The New 52 unless stated otherwise. Those getting their hopes up since the character's tragic passing on the pages of Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #8 best reserve their excitement regular continuity wise... But take heart that the son of the Bat and last Robin is coming back in some form or way. For more information, visit the source post at The New York Post.