Halloween is on the horizon, and while fans of the hit zombie series that is The Walking Dead get ready to suit up and trick or treat as their favorite characters or ghouls, there's a double serving of good news for those who have heavily invested in two important mediums of the franchise!
AMC's The Walking Dead has announced a 5th Season coming next year for the TV Series, and news of the Season 2 of "The Walking Dead: The Game" has been revealed, with details and an official teaser trailer!
Coming in 2014 and seeing an all-star mutant superhero cast of epic proportions, 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment have released the very first trailer to the next X-Men film set both in the past and in a dystopian future, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Prepare for a full scale invasion of epic DC Comics quantities next year, as Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment prepare to unleash the "Origin" of the Justice League in the newly shaped DC New 52 Universe by the first DC Universe Animated Original Movie slated for next year, Justice League: War!
Based on the bestselling and first New 52 storyline "Origin" of the relaunched "Justice League" series by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, Justice League: War sees the World's Greatest Superheroes such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman banding together for the first time, overcoming differences and personal conflicts with one another to combat a greater threat: Darkseid and his invasion of Earth.
Making its way to theaters this Christmas, Universal Pictures has released a new trailer promoting the reimagination of the Japanese tale of the "47 Ronin". Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rinko Kikuchi, the story follows a half British, half Japanese man named Kai, as he embarks on a quest with 47 Samurai who seek revenge for the death of their master against a powerful warlord.
Via Superherohype and Yahoo! Movies, here's the new action packed trailer.
In case you haven't picked up yet, here's a shout out: BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS IS OUT ALREADY.
Released last Friday October 25th worldwide and for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, and PC platforms, the long awaited prequel to Rocksteady Studios' successful Batman Arkham series is here, developed by WB Games Montreal and exploring the adventures of a younger and more inexperienced Batman as he deals with criminals and assassins on Christmas Eve lead by the ruthless mob boss known as Black Mask.
Due for release next year and adding another new update to the latest installment of the series, Capcom has released new artwork and location test footage showcasing new gameplay mechanics to expect from the upcoming new Street Fighter IV update, Ultra Street Fighter IV.
In addition to adding new characters to the roster such as Elena, Rolento, Hugo, and Poison, new mechanics such as "Red Focus" and "Ultra Combo Double" have been incorporated into the game, adding new dynamic features that change the playing field of this brawler altogether. For more information, visit the official Street Fighter Facebook Page.
Looks like the second set of "Phase Two" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be in good hands, as Marvel delivers good on their promise and releases the very first Theatrical Trailer to their first 2014 Marvel Studios film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. With Chris Evans returning as Cap/ Steve Rogers, as well as Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and new players Anthony Mackie as Falcon and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, this movie is more about espionage and moral conflict rather than full blown action... But there's plenty there too.
A day after debuting the impressive new theatrical poster (two versions even) and prepping up fans for the unveiling of the brand new theatrical trailer courtesy of iTunes this Thursday, some new teases have come online via the Captain America and Marvel Cinematic Universe Facebook pages for the first new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie for 2014, Captain America: The Winter Soldier!
SPOILERS follow naturally of course, so look and watch at your own risk, soldiers!
Literally dropping a bombshell of a tease for the first of next year's wave of Marvel Movies for "Phase Two" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, and the official Facebook pages of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and (Update) Captain Americahave unleashed the brand new theatrical poster of Chris Evans' return as Steve Rogers/ Captain America in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".
UPDATE: There are TWO VERSIONS of the poster apparently, and this one via the MCU FB page, this one with the title glossed over it!
Showcasing Steve/ Cap in what appears to be a S.H.I.E.L.D aircraft, he's clearly about to make a drop from the air, with him standing firm and strapping his trademark circular shield in his back. On the background is the S.H.I.E.L.D Hellicarrier, and what looks to be Washington DC and the capital on the ground.
Inspired on Ed Brubaker's stellar run on Captain America on the mid-2000's, Cap will be having his adventures this time around on the present day and working for the peace keeping taskforce, and an old ghost from the Soviet Union in the form of the Winter Soldier appears to clash with the Star-Spangled Avenger... With a secret that will spell conflict and dilemma for Steve Rogers.
The first trailer for the sequel debuts in two days time. For more infomation, visit the official Facebook page of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier lands in theaters next year on April 4, 2014.
And it looks like Ben Kingsley may have a surprise up his sleeve.
After playing the *SPOILER* dual role of The Mandarin/ Trevor Slattery on Iron Man 3, it appears that work on the Marvel Cinematic Universe may not be done yet for the British actor. According to an interview from Belfast Telegraph, Kingsley teases the fact straight:
It’s a secret Marvel project. I’m not allowed to say any more, you’re going to have to wait and see… I was with many members of the crew that were involved in ‘Iron Man 3.’ It was lovely to see them again. It was great to be with this wonderful family… I think they have enormous taste as creative artists. There’s nothing lazy or gratuitous about their work. They are at the top of their game, and they’re great company to keep.
What that secret project is? It's anyone's guess.
May it be a Marvel One-Shot like Agent Carter w/ Haley Atwell or a special cameo appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, who knows what Marvel Studios and Disney have in store for us? One things for sure, Kingsley's coming back in some form or way, as Slattery or something entirely new. Let's wait and see. For more information, visit the source post at Belfast Telegraph and Slash Film.
Coming out this week and already getting a lot of excitement for its much anticipated release, IGN has released this sweet looking gameplay video for WB Games Montreal's prequel game to the Batman Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Origins. Running 17 minutes, it's a good way to prime oneself for the action to come this Friday when the game arrives in video game stores and retailers.
Making its way to video game stores this coming Tuesday, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment have released a brand new poster for the upcoming new video game featuring several of Marvel's popular heroes in Lego form with "Lego Marvel Super Heroes"!
The game will be coming to current generation consoles and handheld platforms, and will feature several of Marvel Comics popular heroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, Wolverine, and Thor as playable characters.
In just one week, fans of the Batman Arkham video game series will be able to play the prequel entry to the series developed by WB Games Montreal, as Batman: Arkham Origins makes its long awaited release for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC this October 25th!
However, that doesn't mean to say that fans of the game can't get a taste of things to come early... As the previously announced mobile game is now available for FREE for Apple and iOS users!
Announced by the official App Store Facebook Page and shared by Batman Arkham's Facebook Page, the game is now ready for download and free of purchase. Players control Batman, as he sets off to face criminals and assassins in a swipe, tap, and block mobile game developed by NetherRealm Studios, the creators of Mortal Kombat and the previous DC Entertainment Mobile Game versions of Batman: Arkham City and Injustice: Gods Among Us! There's tons of bonuses to unlock and social links to explore, as well as a Red Son Batman skin that's available once you connect your account with the main game!
If you need some more convincing, here's the trailer again.
Batman Arkham Origins - Mobile Announce Trailer
Also, a new TV Spot has debuted for Arkham Origins, showing the evolution of Bruce Wayne... From tragedy to training to Batman.
Batman Arkham Origins - TV Spot
Batman: Arkham Origins Mobile Edition is now available for iOS and coming soon for Android.
Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate see release for video game platforms on October 25th
What would happen if The Nolanverse Batman and Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" Superman met atop the rooftop of the Gotham City Police Department, and "discussed" a possible partnership between both of them?
Well, the same Batman who's been so popular with his Dark Knight Trilogy inspired Batman videos on College Humor is at it again... And it's another instant Pete Holmes comedy classic that'll definitely get a lot of laughs from those who love poking at the weird dynamic between The World's Finest!
Batman Vs. Superman
Now "The World's Finest" settle their differences and jab one another... WIth Commissioner Gordon in tow.XD Interestingly enough, the actor who plays Superman looks like Ben Affleck too. Definitely a LOL and awesome spoof, and thanks goes toRobot 6 and Comic Book Resourcesfor the post.
Just two months away from release and gearing fans up for another prequel adventure on Middle-Earth, Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson have released this grand looking Ultrapanoramic Banner Poster for the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!
75 years of Superman was celebrated this year... And during this year's New York Comic Con, Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder and legendary DC Animated Universe creator Bruce Timm presented a beautiful short that not only follows the Last Son of Krypton's comic history, but looks at his legacy from all forms of media as well, from the late great Christopher Reeve's iconic portrayal to the latest man to carry the role with Henry Cavill!
Despite a recent resurgence in popularity thanks to the impressive new ongoing series started and being currently written by Geoff Johns, DC Comics' resident water-based superhero Aquaman is often ridiculed for his powers and not given the proper respect by general audiences. All that changed during Peter David's run back in the late 80's, and then the aforementioned run by Johns and reestablishing the superhero identity of Arthur Curry as one of importance and once again making him a founding member of the New 52 incarnation of the Justice League.
Now, filmmaker and YouTube user "NigaHiga" has created something of a response to those who doubt the King of the Seven Seas.
Right alongside the announcement of the upcoming Mobile Game for i0S and Android devices, a brand new reveal trailer was shown during this past weekend's New York Comic Con for WB Games Montreal's upcoming prequel entry in the Batman Arkham video game series, Batman: Arkham Origins. It teases a new threat in the form of another assassin targeting the young Dark Knight's head, and it's none other than the obscure DC Comics villain, Electrocutioner.
Coming out in less than two weeks, WB Games and DC Entertainment have prepared fans of the Batman Arkhamverse games steadily for the release of the much anticipated prequel entry - Batman: Arkham Origins! With several announcements and DLC content already revealed, it's only fitting that more stuff be revealed at this year's New York Comic Con, including the announcement of the sixth assassin for the game, Electrocutioner, and an announcement trailer for a brand new Arkham Origins mobile game for the iOS and Android devices!
During this weekend's New York Comic Con, big news was delivered by Scott Snyder and the rest of the DC Comics panel concerning a fan-favorite Batman character who has yet to make her appearance in the New 52 universe.
As confirmed by those in attendance and news delivered through Superherohype and Newsarama, Stephanie Brown, aka the Spoiler, one-time Robin, and Batgirl, will be making her long awaited return next year in the pages of the new year long Batman weekly series debuting next Spring, Batman: Eternal. The reveal was confirmed by Snyder, after a Stephanie Brown cosplayer known for her eagerness and fandom asked the long standing question: "Will Stephanie Brown appear anytime soon?"
Snyder answered: "Your love for Stephanie Brown has been so inspiring to us, she's a character we really love, and we're proud to announce she'll be coming back in this series!" "Tynion found a way to bring Spoiler into the story and into the New 52, and it's really perfect."
So there you have it... Stephanie Brown is coming back! For more information, visit the source post at Superherohype and Newsarama.
Next year is going to be another big year for The Batman, and it's not just because of a new title or two either.
Come 2014, it would have been 75 years since the character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger first appeared in the pages of Detective Comics #27 in May 1939, and to celebrate things spectacularly, DC Comics is collaborating with a superb team of artists and writers to bring out a 104-page megahit anniversary issue with Detective Comics Vol. 2 #27. Lead by current Batman writer Scott Snyder, the occasion and team-up of superb creative forces will have the likes of Brad Meltzer, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, and Dustin Nguyen, as well as seminal Batman writer Frank Miller, who'll be drawing a two-page spread for the issue.
Following the anniversary issue, The Flash comic series collaborators Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato will take over and begin a run on Detective Comics themselves.
Also coming on Spring 2014 is Batman: Eternal - A new weekly-year long comic book series also helmed by Snyder, and with the support of James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley, and Jason Fabok.
For more information, visit the source post at USA Today and Newsarama. And for a more in depth interview on Eternal by Snyder, visit HeroFix.
After slicing its way into theaters this past July and now coming to home video this December, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Marvel have released details and images of the Blu-Ray "Unleashed Extended Edition" and DVD releases for Hugh Jackman's latest solo film outing as the X-Man Logan in "The Wolverine".
In addition to adding tons of special features, extras, and a "Second Screen" interactive app experience, the "Unleashed Extended Edition" Blu-Ray has an Unrated and Extended cut of the film not seen in theaters in Blu-Ray 3D and Blu-Ray, as well as DVD and Digital HD copies of the regular theatrical release as well.
The regular Blu-Ray will have the theatrical cut, as well as the aforementioned, extras, Second Screen, and Alternate Ending, and a set tour of 2014's next X-Flick, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
And here's the DVD, which features the movie and a featurette. For more information, visit the source post at Enewsi.
The Wolverine arrives in home video on December 3.
Set for release next year and based on the very first "New 52" storyline and comic book that ushered in the DC Universe as we know it today, a brand new screenshot featuring Batman, Green Lantern, and the first look at Superman has debuted online for the upcoming new DC Universe Animated Original Movie - Justice League: War.
Based on the relaunched "Justice League" comic series' first story arc "Origin" by writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee, Justice League: War sees The World's Greatest Superheroes uniting together for the first time - to fight a threat that not only endangers their world, but the entire universe itself. The film, set for an Early 2014 release, ushers in the "New 52" age of animated movies, and will be directed by Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox director, Jay Olivia. For more information, visit the source post at World's Finest Online.com.
A new Star Wars series is coming in 2014, and a short but sweet teaser for fans has made its way online.
Set to premiere on the fall of 2014, Star Wars: Rebels is the newest CGI Animated Series that'll continue the saga anew, and is set to take place in between the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. With the Galactic Empire slowly expanding its reach across the galaxy, the manhunt for the surviving Jedi begins and the birth of a rebellion against tyranny begins.
C/o Disney XD and the official Star Wars YouTube page, here's the teaser.
Debuting last April and since then cementing its legacy as one of the top superhero fighting games of all time, WB Games and NetherRealm Studios' "Injustice: Gods Among Us" was a living testament to how a great brawler based on DC Comics' epic roster of heroes could be made... And no less by the creators of Mortal Kombat to boot! Having made its way to the likes of the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U, the game has sold millions of copies worldwide, and steadily expanded its roster of characters with DLC additions like Lobo, Batgirl, Martian Manhunter, Zod, and Zatanna to add more flavors to the mix!
Now, the studios are rereleasing the game with the expanded content... This time not only for the PS3 and Xbox 360 again, but also for the PS Vita, PS4, and PC! Called "Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ultimate Edition", packing all the previously released downloadable content and extras that were only available as separate purchases. The announcement was made via the official Injustice website. For more information, visit the source post at the official Facebook page of the game!
Injustice: Gods Among Us: Ultimate Edition sees release on November 12!
In case there's a bit of The Walking Dead withdrawal going on and you need your fix, zombie fans shouldn't fret. AMC and Greg Nicotero have prepared a little "taste of things to come" by releasing the previously announced new webisode series called "The Oath", which focuses on another pair of survivors, struggling to survive and get medical treatment when one of them gets seriously injured. When they come across a doctor and a hospital seemingly not overrun by the living dead, not all is what it seems...
Last Tuesday, October 1st, the world mourned the loss of a great literary figure, as fiction and espionage writing's most talented authors, Tom Clancy, passed away at the age of 66. While his death has shocked and left many fans in mourning, his legacy is certainly still intact, as he has created some of the best characters in spy thrillers known in books and other mediums such as games and movies.
Now in the eve of his passing, the very first trailer for a new Tom Clancy adventure starring one of his most recognizable creations, Jack Ryan, has finally come up online - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Directed by Thor director Kenneth Branagh and starring Star Trek's own Chris Pine in the lead role, and is slated for release by the end of the year.
He may have bought the farm in current DC "New 52" continuity, but Damian Wayne is far from forgotten, and the character's co-creator Andy Kubert is prepared to tell a possible future tale in which the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul returns and explains how he took up the mantle of the Bat in the new upcoming miniseries this month "Damian: Son Of Batman".
As seen in the seminal issue that is "Batman #666", Damian eventually becomes the new Dark Knight of a now anarchic Gotham City, having an uneasy alliance with the GCPD and Commissioner Barbara Gordon, and struggling to live up to his father's legacy while dishing out his own brand of justice. The preview of the first issue of the new miniseries that is written and drawn by Kubert tells the tale of how a inevitable tragedy eventually leads to rebirth, and the steps Damian must make in his destiny to become the new Batman.
To check out the preview, visit the source post at DC Comics.com.
Damian: Son Of Batman #1 hits comic book stores and retailers on October 30.
Set to be released this week in comic shops and retailers worldwide, the second issue of DC Comics' first major New 52 event "Forever Evil" picks up where things grimly left off - the villains led by the Earth-3 Crime Syndicate totally taking over the DC Universe. While there's yet to be any other major repercussions revealed other than what happened to Dick Grayson/ Nightwing and what has yet to befall the Teen Titans in this issue, a certain supporting character from Superman: The Movie makes his appearance as well, as shown in the previews as seen in Newsarama....
Now this is a neat treat, especially those who are anxiously waiting on Warner Bros. to make a film about a certain Amazon Princess and superheroine.
Wonder Woman // a short by Rainfall Films
It's no Linda Carter, but this is certainly something that's in line with how a DC Cinematic UniverseWonder Woman film should go and be portrayed. The costume will probably get fans' reactions mixed, but make no mistake, THIS is definitely WONDERFUL, and Rainfall Films has done a GREAT job with this one. Thanks goes to i09 for posting about this gem!