Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Remembering 2013!

It's been a long and somewhat unpredictable 2013... And while much of it has brought its fair share of ups and downs, there's no denying that plenty of things in the popculture category that happened and need to be reviewed and listed as per annual tradition!

So before we welcome the big 2014, let's see what happened back in the year before us...

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: New Year's Celebration teased by Good Morning America

As New Year's Eve comes tomorrow, the people of New York prepare themselves for the big countdown celebration at Times Square... And a certain "Friendly Neighborhood Wallcrawler" is going to help in the festivities, as The Amazing Spider-Man graces the New Year ball countdown and will be present to welcome 2014!

Via a clip from Good Morning America and a post from Superherohype, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb and Spider-Man himself were present to give a tease on the festivities to come in New York City, and here's a clip from that episode.

Spiderman Prepares to Celebrate New Year's in Times Square

Prepare for the grand countdown to 2014 with Spidey on December 31st, New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square in NYC!

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

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Batman Vs Superman: Denzel Washington being rumored for the role of Green Lantern John Stewart

Now this can be taken with a BIG Grain of Salt since this is a rumor... But it's pretty interesting to say the least for a casting choice on Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's upcoming Man Of Steel sequel for 2015, the yet untitled "Batman Vs Superman" movie that now has Wonder Woman in it!

With plenty of rumors abuzz suggesting that other heroes and villains may appear in the upcoming superhero film, the one lingering and interesting theory was that Academy Award Winning actor Denzel Washington would be up for a role in the film, and early reports suggested he'd be an African-American version of Superman's eternal arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor.

That doesn't seem to be the case now however, as a new scoop according to Nuke The Fridge and posted by Screen Rant suggests that Mr. Washington may not play a villain, but rather a hero... And that's Green Lantern John Stewart!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, Stan "The Man" Lee!

EXCELSIOR!!! Today's the birthday of one of the greatest talents of comic history, as comic writer and editor Stanley Martin Lieber, aka Stan "The Man" Lee, turns 91!

The immortal creator of popular Marvel heroes such as Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, and The Fantastic Four is one of the most iconic names in popculture, and is still present and appears in many forms of media, including cameo appearances in several Marvel films based on his works! For sure, he'll be appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier next year, so watch out for him True Believers!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Flashback Friday: Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and "Chase Me"

With this being the FINAL Flashback Friday and following the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm", it's time to delve a little bit further back to Batman lore and celebrate another animated Bat-film and it's accompanying short's 10th Anniversary.

Released in October 21, 2003, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman was one of the final animated films released that was set on the DC Animated Universe and set on the same timeline as Batman: The Animated Series/ The New Batman Adventures. The film introduced viewers to a new "Batwoman", one heavily inspired in design by the costume worn by the Batman of The Future himself, Terry McGiness, aka Batman Beyond.

"Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman" (2003) Trailer

As the title notes, the identity of this Batwoman remains a mystery... Even to the deductive and brilliant mind of Batman himself. Wearing the symbol of the Bat, this Batwoman operates on a more ruthless scale, and takes down criminals and mob bosses like Penguin and Rupert Thorne without any moral restrictions like The Dark Knight and his allies practice. Ultimately, the plot thickens as Bane arrives, and the "identity" of the Batwoman is found to be quite the surprise.

Following the success of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, a film set on the timeline of The New Batman Adventures was inevitable, and Mystery of the Batwoman does not fail to entertain and does a good job of showing how intrinsic and elaborate Batman's universe can be. The Batwoman mystery was a good way of introducing a version of the character to the DC Univcrse, not to mention tying things in to Batman Beyond in a certain degree. In fact, some years later would see DC Comics adapting that approach and bring a regular Batwoman with a "Batman Beyond" inspired design to regular DC Continuity, with Kate Kane becoming the modern AND New 52 version of Batwoman to date.

Aside from the main feature of this direct to DVD release, Mystery of the Batwoman also included a short silent film featurette called "Chase Me", which saw The Dark Knight going after his on-and-off love interest Catwoman in, as you'd expect, a grand chase. The jazzy and excellent musical score just punctuates the feeling of this great showcase right here.

Catwoman: Chase Me

So there you have it... Happy 10th Anniversary to Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and Chase Me! Next year, 75 years of Batman celebrated!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Exactly twenty years ago, Warner Bros., DC Comics, and legendary Batman: The Animated Series creator Bruce Timm delivered quite the Christmas present to loyal Batfans on Christmas Day, as the very first full-length Batman animated feature was released in theaters and brought a new unique and original vision to The Dark Knight in cinema.

That movie was Batman: Mask of The Phantasm, released on December 25, 1993.

Heavily inspired by the classic Batman origin story "Batman: Year One" but spinning into an original tale of its own, Mask of the Phantasm saw the Caped Crusader taking on a mysterious new for called "The Phantasm", who left a trail of death on its path by slaying some old and retired mob bosses of Gotham City. Falsely accused of the murders, Batman relentlessly pursues this new criminal, but his mission is complicated by the return of a lost love, as well as the lingering presence of his eternal arch-nemesis, The Joker. In order to solve this case, The Dark Knight must piece together clues from his past and the present, and see whether he can rekindle an old romance at the same time...

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) - Theatrical Trailer

Literally a blast from the past and perfect for Throwback Thursday this Christmas week, Mask of the Phantasm is literally one, if not THE BEST Batman animated film that has appeared in the Caped Crusader's long and thriving history. Featuring the immortal voices of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill as The Joker, this animated film opened doors and showed the potential of the then young and thriving DC Animated Universe, and helped keep the Batman hype and interest alive following the previous year's live-action release of Tim Burton's Batman film sequel, Batman Returns. The animation was luscious, and the OST was simply memorable and breathtaking, especially with music artist Tia Carrere's ending theme for the film, "I Never Even Told You".
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - I Never Even Told You

Happy Twenty Years, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm... And prepare for Batman's 75th Anniversary next year!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Batman: Arkham: Mysterious "Teaser" Announcement to come at New Year's Eve

Before anything else - MERRY CHRISTMAS, ONE AND ALL!

It's the most wonderful time of the year alright... And apparently, WB Games and DC Entertainment are presenting a "gift" of sorts to celebrate the occasion for fans of the Batman: Arkham franchise... As a "Special Announcement" has been teased and dated for December 31, 2013!

What this means could be anyone's guess... But by the time New Year's Eve arrives, are we looking at the prospect of a BRAND NEW Batman Arkham game for current and/ or Next-generation video game platforms, or just a DLC add-on for the current and recently released prequel installment of the series, Batman: Arkham Origins?

Only time can tell for sure, and the official Batman Arkham Facebook page has promised that more details will come next week prior to December 31st!

I do hope it's a new game... And while Batman: Arkham Origins did ok, I'd like to see Kevin Conroy actually return as The Bat soon! There's your Merry Christmas with The Joker moment right there!

Christmas with the Joker - Jingle Bells

Stay tuned... Same Bat-Time... Same Bat-Channel!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Teaser for "The Magical Place" released

Geared up for a return early next year, the 11th episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may finally answer the long and lingering question that's been the cornerstone of the show since it began... How did Agent Phil Coulson return from death after the events of Marvel's The Avengers?

We can only find out the answer (hopefully) when the mid-season premiere, entitled "The Magical Place" debuts on January 7th! Here's a teaser from ABC and Marvel Entertainment, via the source post from Superherohype.

Catch Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it returns on January 7 on ABC!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Street Fighter: Ryu's Evolution from 26 Years of Street Fighter...

It's been a good 26 years for Capcom's signature brawler franchise Street Fighter, and through the years there's been a number of sequels, upgrades, spin-offs, crossovers, and just about anything that involves our favorite world warriors. The latest build and release, Street Fighter IV, will be getting its latest upgrade next year with Ultra Street Fighter IV, bringing with it some new fighters and some new mechanics to add some new dynamics to the franchise before an eventual new sequel turns over.

Meanwhile, Events Hubs (as shown from Kotaku) has created this excellent visual graph of Ryu's evolution wit each installment and spinoff from the Street Fighter franchise.

And here's something nostalgic from Sonic Hurricane...SF? Ryu Exhibition (Evo2k9+OHN8 Edition).

SF? Ryu Exhibition (Evo2k9+OHN8 Edition)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

X-Men 50th Anniversary Poster delivers EPIC

If there was anything epic to expect in Marvel NOW, it would be this EPIC looking X-Men poster celebrating the team franchise's 50th Anniversary! As commissioned by the House of Ideas and posted in Newsarama, this fantastic poster drawn by collaborating artists Walt Simonson, David Lopez, Art Adams, Nick Bradshaw, Neal Adams, Phil Noto, Chris Bachalo, Whilce Portacio, Salvador Larroca, Stuart Immonen, Joe Madureira, and Clay Mann is just pure GOLD.

Check out the full size HERE.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Arrow: Mid-Season Premiere trailer for "Blast Radius" now online

It's now on hiatus for the holiday season, but Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, The CW, and Team Arrow are more than ready to bring Stephen Amell and crew back come mid-January, as a new teaser trailer debuts for the mid-season premiere of "Arrow"!

Arrow - Blast Radius Trailer

After renewing his mission and introducing new villains and characters like "Barry Allen/ The Flash", Oliver Queen/ Arrow is ready to return and deliver justice in Starling City. For more information, visit the source post at Superherohype.

Arrow returns on January 15, 2014 on The CW.

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Expendables 3 gets a Teaser Trailer!


Courtesy of Lionsgate and director Patrick Hughes, here's a pretty awesome sneak peek of the biggest gathering of action stars yet with Stallone and co. for "The Expendables 3"!

The Expendables 3 - Exclusive Teaser Trailer

The Expendables 3 blasts into theaters on August 15, 2014!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Marvel Movies: Paul Rudd IS Hank Pym... aka Ant-Man!

The word is out and we may finally have our Hank Pym, as The Wrap and Variety report that actor and musician Paul Rudd has been selected to play the part of Hank Pym, also known as the size-changing Marvel superhero, Ant-Man!

As one of the two rumored actors to be in contention for the part, with the other being Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Now that he's been chosen, it's easy to get used to the idea that he'll be playing the scientist and hero in the movie being helmed by Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright. For more information, visit the source post at IGN, Superherohype, The Wrap, and Variety.

Ant-Man is expected to headline "Phase Three" of Marvel Studios and Disney's "Marvel Cinematic Universe", and will be released on July 31, 2015!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: New "Greatest Battle" Poster and International Trailer

Following the release of the brand new trailer a few weeks ago as well as the "Triple Threat" poster featuring Rhino, Electro, and The Green Goblin, Sony Pictures and Marvel (via Colliderhave released a modified poster for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", with Spidey in the same action pose as the last one sheet spread but now overlooking a stormy New York City.

Also if you haven't seen it yet, here's an international trailer that popped up showing off new footage from the film.

The Amazing Spider Man 2 International Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Wolverine's new outfit revealed by Studio Cine' Live cover

After appearing this year in his brand new spin-off film "The Wolverine", Hugh Jackman is prepared to reunite with his fellow X-Men in 2014, with Bryan Singer returns to the director's chair to bring mutants from the past and present together in the next film in the series - X-Men: Days of Future.

That being said, while so much news has gone around showing photos, a trailer, and even the announcement of a 2016 film that is X-men: Apocalypse, there hasn't been a peep on how Wolverine will look beyond his regular street wear... And now we get a glimpse of the suit his "Future Self" will wear, courtesy of the cover to the latest issue of Studio Cine' Live and Superherohype.

That's an epic looking cover right there, with Jackman as Logan standing in between the past and present versions of Professor X and Magneto, played by the sets of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, AND Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen respectively. It screams of epic alright, and one can only wonder how things play out come next year. For more information, visit the source post at SHH.

X-Men: Days of Future Past sees release on May 23, 2014.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ultra Street Fighter IV: Capcom unleashes new official trailer

It's still due sometime in 2014, but Capcom has released a slick new trailer that shows off the features to expect on their next BIG update to their Street Fighter IV franchise - Ultra Street Fighter IV.

Via Capcom and Gamespot's YouTube Page, here's the new teaser for the update coming next year.

Ultra Street Fighter IV - Official Trailer

Ultra Street Fighter IV hits Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in both retail and DLC on Early 2013.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" releases first trailer

What would happen to a world where governments collapse, NASA has folded, and food shortage is on an all-time high?

Look to stars, and pray there's hope in outer space. That's pretty much the initial premise being given out by Christopher Nolan's newest original film "Interstellar", which is presented by Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, and Legendary Pictures and stars the likes of Matther McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Sir Michael Caine.

The very first trailer for the movie has debuted online, and is also attached to screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Witness the teaser, and imagine the next adventure the director of Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy has in store for audiences in 2D and IMAX formats.

Interstellar Teaser Trailer

Interstellar arrives in theaters next year on November 7, 2014.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Forever Evil: Bane Rules Gotham as Bat-Bane... And a SPOILER Deja Vu moment

It looks like things in The DC New 52 Universe are echoing some old moments in DC Comics history, as the latest issue of Forever Evil: Arkham War brought along not only the debut appearance of "Bat-Bane", but repeats a moment where the man who broke Batman's back became notorious for.

SPOILERS after the jump... So read at your own risk.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 shows Clementine's return "very soon"

Set to debut sometime this month and pick up things where the last game left off, Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman reintroduce us to the young and innocent Clementine, who returns as the new protagonist for "The Walking Dead: The Game: Season 2". While the game was officially announced last October, not a peep was revealed on what would come next for the poor young girl other than a brief teaser trailer with a voiceover conversation between Clem and the first game's lead, Lee Everett.

Now, it seems danger and more sinister things besides the undead lie in store for Clem sometime this month, as the brand new trailer for the first episode - "All That Remains".

The Walking Dead - Season 2 - A Telltale Games Series - Episode 1: All That Remains Trailer

The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 comes out for various gaming platforms and mobile devices "very soon".

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Godzilla: Theatrical Poster and Toho Japanese Trailer released

After the release of the first official trailer for the movie yesterday, the official Godzilla movie Facebook page has released the accompanying theatrical poster for the movie, focusing on the desperate paratroopers as they skydive below to a city than now has the towering "King of Monsters" rampaging on it.

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, it's also set to premiere in theaters this week with screenings of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", along with the first trailers of Tom Cruise's "Edge of Tomorrow" (which you can see the trailer here) and Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar". Here's the link for that, but below is the "Toho Japanese Trailer" cut for the film, where a new clip featuring actor Ken Watanabe is featured as well as the creature's original name "Gojira" uttered during the movie logo at the end.

Godzilla 2014 Japanese Trailer

Godzilla, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, and Bryan Cranston, stomps its way into theaters courtesy of Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, and Toho on May 16, 2014.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Godzilla: Warner Bros. and Legendary UNLEASH the teaser trailer!

After months of mystery and the unveiling of that ominous trailer at this year's San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros. and Legendary have unleashed the first teaser trailer for their upcoming new film that brings Toho's King of Monsters back to the big screen next year... GODZILLA!

Expect to see this trailer attached to screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this week!

Godzilla - Official Teaser Trailer

For more info, visit the official Godzilla 2014 movie website and Facebook page.

Godzilla stomps his way into theaters on May 16, 2014!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Jupiter Ascending Trailer shows off The Wachowskis newest film

The Matrix franchise directors, The Wachowskis, have presented their next film venture in trailer form that's coming Summer next year, and it stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, and Sean Bean.

Witness the science fiction adventure of intergalactic adventure that is "Jupiter Ascending".

Courtesy of Warner Bros. and posted by Bleeding Cool, here's the trailer to the movie.

Jupiter Ascending -- Trailer -- Official Warner Bros.
Jupiter Ascending is set for release on July 25, 2014.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released on March 18, 2014

Fans anxiously awaiting the release of Hideo Kojima's next installment of his epic Metal Gear Solid franchise won't have to wait too soon, as the first half of what makes up Metal Gear Solid V finally has a release date. The head of Kojima Productions has officially announced during an interview with XBox Wire that the prologue entry, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, is geared up for release on the first quarter of 2014 - specifically March 18, 2014 to be exact!

Much like its Playstation Portable predecessor Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Ground Zeroes will once again feature the return of Big Boss/ Naked Snake and his Militaires Sans Frontieres, continuing the events from the previous game and seeing the legendary soldier lead his army in a rescue and retrieve mission in a mysterious black site called Camp Omega located somewhere in Cuba. The game will also carry over gameplay mechanics and base building from Peace Walker, while incorporating some new innovations such as "day and night cycles" and new ways to sneak and chart a path through the story while retaining the main message behind it.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Telltale Games announces Game Of Thrones on VGX 2013

Pretty much self-explanatory. If you've played Telltale Games' excellent video game based on The Walking Dead, then you know what to expect here... EPICNESS and CONSEQUENCES.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gotham TV Series casting a 10-Year Old Bruce Wayne as regular character

It may not have Batman and will focus on his ally James Gordon, but the next DC Comics based TV Show known aptly as "Gotham" will feature Bruce Wayne... A 10-Year Old one at that.

Announced by Fox and Warner Bros. Television, a casting call has been put out for a 10-Year Old to play the orphaned heir to the Wayne fortune and future Batman. The role is rumored to be primed for a "series regular" position, so it's likely young Bruce's presence will play a pivotal role in main character James Gordon's rise in the ranks of the Gotham City Police Department. The series primarily focuses on "Gordon and the criminals that made Gotham City famous", so it's possible this will shape Wayne's determination even further to become the city's Dark Knight defender.

A shooting date for the pilot episode has also been reportedly announced for March 2014, with Bruno Heller acting as showrunner and executive producer for the show. For more information, visit the source post at ComicBook.com and TVShowAuditions.info.

No release date has been given for "Gotham" yet, but expect it to be sometime next year hopefully.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Marvel Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer and X-Men: Apocalypse film announced

It's been a bombshell of a week of announcements and reveals for comic book based movies, and now two very big Marvel Film properties have just gotten their share of the spotlight. The next Spider-Man film by director Marc Webb finally gets it's first trailer, and Bryan Singer officially announces the next X-Men film... Which hits theaters on 2016!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Batman Vs Superman: Gal Gadot is officially your new Wonder Woman/ Diana Prince, and why it could work

The news has broken out courtesy of Warner Bros. and it's very much official: The Fast and The Furious franchise's own Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman/ Diana Prince in director Zack Snyder's as of yet untitled "Batman Vs Superman" film which acts as a sequel to this year's Man Of Steel! The news comes straight from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros, so fans officially get to see the pairing of DC's own heroic Trinity on the big screen on 2015, as Gadot joins Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman!

On the casting, Snyder has commented:

"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Batman Vs Superman: Ben Affleck calls Daredevil a regret, and won't compare his Batman to Christian Bale's

Many were surprised a few months ago by the announcement that Argo director and actor Ben Affleck had been cast as the new Batman/ Bruce Wayne for Zack Snyder's as of yet untitled "Batman Vs Superman" film that acts as a sequel to this year's Man Of Steel, and a wave of mixed emotion still reverberates around the interwebz over the news.

However, the actor has responded to those reactions, following an interview with Playboy Magazine, which was featured in Latino Review and posted in Slash Film:

"I understand I’m at a disadvantage with the internet. If I thought the result would be another Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself. [laughs] Why would I make the movie if I didn’t think it was going to be good and that I can be good in it?"

Speaking on Daredevil, the actor went on to say it was the "Biggest Regret of his career".

"The only movie I actually regret is Daredevil. It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do Batman."

And while pre-production has begun for the 2015 film, there has yet to be any official stills or footage showing Ben in the Batsuit, or his persona as Billionaire Bruce Wayne. Affleck went on to assure that playing the new Batman is to "redefine him", and "will not compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists in the Batman canon". This collaborates with rumors that the Batman Affleck will be play will wear a "Black and Grey" color scheme like the comics, and will be a "40 year old plus" hero who encounters Henry Cavill's Superman.

For more on the story, visit the source post at Slash Film.

"Batman Vs Superman is slated for a July 17, 2015 release.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: International Teaser Trailer Preview debuts

The very first trailer arrives this Tuesday for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", and after seeing what appears to be a poster revealing two other villains aside from Electro, an international teaser trailer preview for the Marc Webb directed film has shown up online.

Thanks to Marvelousnews and YouTube user SevenWebHeads, here it is:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 First Official Preview Teaser

Nothing much to see yet... Except Spidey in his new "classic" inspired suit in brief moments of action. For more of the good stuff, see the debut of the trailer this coming Thursday, December 5.

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

Star Wars: The Force officially joins Instagram

Those who own Instagram accounts, rejoice, for A Galaxy, Far, Far Away has officially made its mark on the social network photo/ video sharing website.

Thanks to a post from ComicBook.com, Disney and LucasFilm have extended their reach with the Star Wars franchise... By posting a Darth Vader taking a selfie of himself and starting the Instagram photo chain.

The next photo has a behind-the-scenes shot of the Luke Skywalker and Vader duel from their epic battle from "The Empire Strikes Back".

Who knows what else will be posted soon? For more, visit the official Star Wars Instagram page.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins: "Initiation" DLC Trailer debuts

Set to be released this week on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC, the brand new downloadable content for WB Games and DC Entertainment's epic prequel to the Batman Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Origins, has debuted online and shows Bruce Wayne ready for new challenges... Including an adventure from the past before he wore the cape and cowl and trained in the mountains. In a scenario that's likely inspired by Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins", this prequel to the prequel adventure is called "Initiation"

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Remembering Paul Walker...

Unfortunate news has hit for fans of the Fast & Furious franchise, as lead protagonist and Brian O'Conner actor Paul Walker has tragically passed away according to reports from TMZ and various news sites, including his personal Facebook fanpage.

It's really sad news to bear, especially since Walker was in the midst of a charity event for his organization "Reach Out Worldwide" when he died, which was aimed at providing relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.

Update: Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and other Fast & Furious co-stars react to Walker's passing via Comic Book.com.

One of the last bits of footage when he was still among us was posted by TMZ, when he was in LAX.

And several tributes like this one from Latinusnews HD have since surfaced.

Paul Walker Dies car crash - Brian Fast & Furious Dead at 40 [TRIBUTE] R.I.P 2013

The Fast & Furious franchise will certainly be different without O'Conner around, and filming for the next film, Fast & Furious 7, is in post-production, which will be his final appearance in the franchise. It's unknown how this affects the film's development, but that's beside the point, as a star in Hollywood has passed on. We can only hope he's in a better place now.

R.I.P Paul Walker, and thanks for entertaining us with your talent and acting.