Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Logan: "Wolverine: Logan's Restrospective" video takes you through 17 years of a journey

It's the last day of February, and tomorrow March begins as well as the release window of one of the most anticipated superhero movies of all time in Logan - Hugh Jackman's final time playing the role of Wolverine in 20th Century Fox's X-Men Movies franchise and which brings the story of the feral mutant full circle after a 17 year journey of pain, torment, loss, salvation, heroism, and redemption.

WOLVERINE: Logan's Retrospective 2000 - 2017 ("Hurt")

Before we get to that and your time to see "One Last Time" in theaters, take a look at this fantastic retrospective crafted by YouTube user Yoko Higuchi, which brings us back to the early adventures of Jackman's career as Logan, revisiting his first encounters with the X-Men, his origin, his adventures in the present and past, and much much more. This recommended watching with Johnny Cash's "Hurt" playing in the background, especially with what you're about to witness in theaters starting this week.

 Logan opens in theaters internationally starting March 1st and in the US March 3rd.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Suicide Squad and Viola Davis wins Oscar 2017 awards

Looks like history has been made as far as the DC Extended Universe is concerned, as "Suicide Squad" has nabbed the "Best Makeup and Hairstyling" Oscar at this years Academy Awards! Congratulations to Team Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. and DC Films for their victory!

Also on a related note, congratulations to Amanda Waller actress Viola Davis for winning "Best Supporting Actress" in the film "Fences"! History was made this year!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Logan: X-23 "Foot Claw" TV Spot released

Hitting theaters next week and looking to give that R-Rating justice, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have released a new TV Spot for "Logan" which sees X-23 showing off her "Foot Claw" - one of the many signature differences she has from her template Wolverine.

Logan "Foot Claw" TV Spot

Logan hits theaters internationally on March 1 and in the US March 3.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DC Rebirth: Jay Garrick returns in "The Button" and Batman image tweeted by Tom King

Looks like a familiar DC Hero will FINALLY make his long awaited return after being teased in the pages of The Flash, as DC Comics has released (via Newsarama) the Jason Fabok drawn cover to "The Flash #22" - which sees the comeback of Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick. Back in a slightly redesigned version of his original costume complete with the Mercury helmet, Garrick's return happens during "The Button" storyline, which begins this April and spans issues #21 and 22 of "Batman" and "The Flash" respectively.

Speaking of Batman, series writer Tom King tweeted this other Fabok drawn artwork showing the Caped Crusader looking at his computer in the Batcave, showing images of the bloodstained smiley face button that belonged to The Comedian of Watchmen fame. What this means is just what "The Button" aims to solve, but King quotes Rorschach in his tweet, leading many to believe we'll be getting the answers soon to this lingering mystery that has stuck around since "DC Universe Rebirth #1" was released last year.

The Button begins with Batman #21 on April.

Friday, February 24, 2017

It's Official: Matt Reeves is your director for "The Batman"

Looks like The Bat Signal is officially going to shine in Matt Reeves' direction, as the "Cloverfield" and upcoming "War for the Planet of the Apes" director has officially confirmed that he is the director for the upcoming solo Batman film that Warner Bros. is making for their DC Extended Universe, which is tentatively titled "The Batman".

According to Batman-News.com, Reeves confirmed his involvement in a press statement released, which strangely doesn't mention Ben Affleck in it. Affleck, who was formerly attached to direct, write, and reprise his role as Batman in the solo film, stepped back from his duties as director for "The Batman" to concentrate on his performance instead. While it may just have skipped mentioning his name, he is still the Caped Crusader for DC Films, and is set to appear in "Justice League" later this year.

The Batman has no release date scheduled yet.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alien: Covenant: "Last Supper" prologue clip and new photo released

It's still a couple of months until we find out what happens in the next chapter of the Alien film franchise, but 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott have a little treat for fans looking forward to "Alien: Covenant" by releasing quite a prologue clip called "Last Supper" - which sees the crew of the exploration ship "Covenant" introduced and in happier times... Including a little nod to the first "Alien" film that's familiar but slightly different.

Alien: Covenant | “Prologue: Last Supper"

Also released via Empire Magazine is a brand new photo from the film showing the crew disembarking from the ship to new ground... The alien planet that is their destination.

Alien: Covenant will hit theaters on May, 2017.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Star Wars: First cast photo for the "Han Solo" spin-off film released

With the world focusing its attention on the inevitable release of the next canonical Star Wars chapter with "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" this December, the folks at Disney and Lucasfilm via the official Star Wars website saw it fit to tease everyone with their next spin-off project - that being a photo featuring the entire cast in the upcoming "Han Solo" spin-off hitting on 2018. Starring Alden Ehrenreich as the younger Han Solo, he will be joined by Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as a younger Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Joonas Suotamo steps in to be the big guy himself, Chewbacca. Filming commenced in February 20, and it's going to be well over a year til we see the smuggler and his early adventures in the big screen next year.

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the untitled Han Solo film will be released on May 25, 2018.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Logan: Post-Credits scene confirmed for theatrical release

Looks like those looking to walk in and watch Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine film "Logan" will have to be patient and see it all the way until the end, as Collider confirms that the theatrical release of the film coming next week will indeed have a post-credits scene. What it is remains a mystery, but if it's anything it may give us a tease to what comes next in the X-Men Movies universe... or something else entirely.

Logan hits theaters this March 2017.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Logan: Character posters and "Battle Scars" interactive website page online

Hitting theaters worldwide by next week and already generating rave reviews from sites such as Rotten Tomatoes and IGN, a new set of Character posters (via CBM) have been released for the final Wolverine solo film called "Logan", which features the lead himself played by Hugh Jackman and his young clone Laura Kinney, aka X-23 as played by young actress Dafne Keen!

In addition, the official 20th Century Fox website for Logan has an interactive page called "Battle Scars", which lets users take a look at "X-Ray" wounds for Logan and Laura respectively!

Logan hits theaters this March 2017.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kong: Skull Island: International Poster released

Hitting theaters next month and reintroducing the "8th Wonder of the World" to the new monster cinematic universe that Warner Bros. and Legendary are building, a new international poster for "Kong: Skull Island" has been released (as seen on Screen Rant and Comic Book.com), showing King Kong towering over the island that he is king over and a pack of helicopters circling around him like flies.

Kong Skull Island hits theaters on March 2017.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

New York Toy Fair '17: Justice League DC Collectibles 12" Statues revealed

Revealed just in time for the annual toy celebration show that is the New York Toy Fair, Yahoo! has revealed the first look at DC Collectibles upcoming 12"statues featuring the heroes and characters from "Justice League" - Zack Snyder's next directorial feature for the DC Extended Universe which will unite Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg together for the very first time in the big screen. The statues will be limited to 5,000 pieces and will retail at $150, timed to be released when the film hits at the end of the year.

Justice League Special Comic-Con Footage

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider set to bring back the Classic Scarlet Spider look

Those who were surprised to learn that recently returned Spider-Man clone Ben Reilly was getting his own series and a new costume following the events of "The Clone Conspiracy" will be surprised even more, as Newsarama reports that Marvel has announced that Ben is also bringing back the ORIGINAL classic Scarlet Spider look sometime after the first arc of his new "Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider" comic book series. Written by Peter David and illustrated by Mark Bagley, Ben's new ongoing will follow after his "Jackal" phase -  but how he reverts to his Scarlet Spider persona is still a mystery especially after what happened in the conclusion of the aforementioned Clone Conspiracy series.

Here's a comparison between the old Scarlet look and the new one that appeared when the new series was announced.

Learn more on Ben's return and how the costume changes take place when "Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider" begins on April 26th.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Logan: "Laura's Claws" clip released online

Making its way slowly to theaters and delivering on the "dark tone" that had Fox a bit concerned before approving the R-Rating of the film, a new clip has gone online to promote "Logan" - the final Wolverine solo film that sees Hugh Jackman unsheathing the claws "One Last Time" in a futuristic tale where the feral mutant is older and must protect a young girl exhibiting the same powers as he does.

Speaking of that young girl, Laura Kinney/ X-23 is the star of the latest clip from the film, showing how experiments were done on her to give her "claws" and powers similar to the Wolverine himself.

LOGAN: Laura's Claws

Logan hits theaters on March 2017.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Peter Parker: the Spectacular Spider-Man series announced by Marvel

Looks like a new ongoing series is slated for our friendly neighborhood wallcrawler later this year, as Marvel has announced via Entertainment Weekly that they are releasing another mainline Spider-Man comic book called "Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man" - a familiar title to those who grew up reading the old 80's Spidey title of the same name. This one will be handled by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Adam Kubert, and is set to bring Spidey "Back to Basics" after the events of The Clone Conspiracy - which ends this week.

The new book will have a lead-in story this Free Comic Book Day. Zdarsky also talked with Entertainment Weekly on his thoughts about the upcoming series, and it sounds promising.

Get "Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man" when it launches this June.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Logan: IMAX Poster revealed by Hugh Jackman & 2 TV Spots released online

Revealed in the actor's official Facebook page just in time for Valentine's Day, Hugh Jackman has shared the official IMAX poster for his final Wolverine solo film entitled "Logan" - which shows the Canadian feral mutant front and center looking ready for battle alongside his clone X-23 and behind them a tired looking Professor X, while a montage showing the rest of the cast and stars of the film along with a sunset and wasteland background showcase what to expect from this futuristic tale where the former X-Man is tired and weary but pulled back into the fight because of a young mutant who shares the same abilities as he does.

In addition to the IMAX poster, two new TV Spots for the movie were also released online.

Logan hits theaters on March 2017.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Farewell Al Jarreau: Remembering a true Jazz Legend...

He is undoubtedly one of the Jazz world's finest voices... And now he has joined the lord up above in the heavens and singing alongside the angels.

Sad news hit the world, as Alwin Lopez Jarreau, better known to the music industry as "Al Jarreau", passed away last Sunday at the age of 76. The Grammy award winning singer, best known for hits like "Mornin'", "We're In This Love Together", and the intro theme to the 1985 drama comedy series "Moonlighting" that starred Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd, had a career that spanned for five decades, and was beloved by many peers and fans worldwide.

The tragic news was given through the official Facebook page of the singer:

"It is with the deepest of sadness that we inform you Al Jarreau passed away this morning, at about 6:00am LA time. He was in the hospital, and kept comfortable by his wife, son, and a few of his family and friends. A small, private service is planned, for immediate family only. No public service is planned yet this time."

Following that and a request for contributions to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, Team Jarreau wrote this post in honor of Al:

Rest In Peace Al Jarreau. Your voice touched millions of fans worldwide and you are indeed a true gem in music that will never be forgotten.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hot Toys reveals 1/6th scale Suicide Squad Batman LE Collectible Figure

Giving fans and collectors another reason to jump into the growing pool of pretty cool 1/6 scale action collectibles released, Hong Kong based toy manufacturer Hot Toys has officially announced a Limited Edition release of Batman as he appeared in for 2016's DC Extended Universe film "Suicide Squad", where Ben Affleck reprised his role as The Dark Knight and added exposition by taking on Deadshot and Harley Quinn in past segments shown in the film.

Via the official Facebook page of the toy company here's a look at some pics of the upcoming figure, which is available for pre-order in the site. Those who missed the Batman v Superman version of regular Batfleck now have another chance to get this version of the Caped Crusader - and it comes with some new items and adjustments which includes the breathing mask he uses to dive and save Harley Quinn in the river.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Matt Reeves is your new "The Batman" director

Looks like Ben Affleck will have more time to concentrate to play the Caped Crusader in the big screen now that he's stepped down as director, as Variety reports that Warner Bros. has selected "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves as his replacement for the DC Extended Universe solo flick tentatively titled "The Batman". While the deal isn't set in stone, Reeves is reportedly already committed to the project - which is good given his latest directorial effort in "War of the Planet of the Apes" comes out later this year.

The Batman has no release date yet, but it is rumored to be pushed back to 2019.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Street Fighter V: Kolin reveal trailer released

Revealing their next new fighter for "Season 2" of their year old new entry in the Street Fighter franchise, Capcom has released a Street Fighter V debut trailer for Kolin - the Illuminati agent and loyal follower of Street Fighter III's end boss Gill. Wielding ice powers and fighting hand slash techniques, this Russian female fighter is as beautiful as she is deadly. Check out the trailer below, and read more about her abilities on Capcom Unity.

SFV: Kolin Reveal Trailer

Kolin is set to be released as the second new DLC character for Season 2 of Street Fighter V starting February 28.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Logan: First two clips from the film pop online

With little than a few weeks left until it hits theaters and sees Hugh Jackman go "One Last Time" as "The Best There Is At What He Does", 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold have released the first few clips for "Logan" - the final Wolverine solo film that sees the aged X-Man taking care of an elderly Professor X and encountering a young female mutant who has powers like him.

The first clip called "You Know The Drill" sees our hero dealing with some guys who want to forcibly take back some property.

Logan | "You Know the Drill"

Via CBM, the second clip comes via director James Mangold's own Twitter, which is a Black and White sequence showing Logan inquiring about a boat through a phone call while doing his job as a Chauffeur.
Logan hits theaters on March.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rumor: The Original Wolverine may be set to return soon with upcoming Marvel changes

Take this with a very BIG grain of salt, but if this report from Comic Book Movie holds any water coming from another report from Bleeding Cool about Marvel bringing back A-Listers in 2018, then we might be seeing the long awaited return of the one and only ORIGINAL Earth-616 Wolverine - who is currently still dead after "The Death of Wolverine" storyline left him encased in Adamantium. Currently it's his female clone X-23 walking around with the mantle, while his alternate reality-displaced "Old Man Logan" self has been running around in his place too.

It would be pretty refreshing to see the original back, especially with "Logan" set to make a mark next month in theaters and may arguably be Hugh Jackman's final time in the role. We'll just have to wait and see what happens. The Best There Is In What He Does may just surprise us with an (expected) come back yet...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie: "CW Crossover" Spot and Posters released

In a cross promotion movie that is both wonderful and AWESOME, The CW and Warner Bros. are promoting "The Lego Batman Movie" by having the Brick Knight's world and his influence generate towards the popular shows that make up the "Arrowverse" - Including "Arrow", "The Flash", "Supergirl", and "Legends of Tomorrow"!

Check out the short but hilarious moment when Lego forms of the Dark Knight meet representatives from the aforementioned programs the Greg Berlanti and his crew have produced.

In addition to the small ad, each CW episode will be getting a special "Lego Batman" bit at the end of the program, and even some new "Lego Posters" of Arrow/ The Flash, Supergirl, and other programs have been made to commemorate "Lego Batman Movie week", as featured in The Lego Batman Movie FB page.

Catch The Lego Batman Movie in theaters this week!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Logan: "Grace" Super Bowl Trailer released

Looking as depressing as it does epic based on the sequence of footage showing the rough road the aged feral mutant will walk in the film, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have released a short yet new trailer for "Logan" for this year's Super Bowl - entitled "Grace" and featuring Hugh Jackman back "One Last Time" as Wolverine accompanied by Patrick Stewart's aged Professor X to safeguard a young female mutant named Laura who's very much like our own titular hero.

Logan | "Grace" #SB51 Commercial | 20th Century Fox

Logan hits theaters on March.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie: Listen to the themes "Who's the (Bat)Man" and "Friends are Family"

Hitting theaters this coming week and giving the Brick Knight his very own spotlight flick, Warner Bros. has released the official soundtrack for "The Lego Batman Movie" on Spotify and YouTube, which gives viewers a taste of what they can expect to hear when they watch the movie!

Get a taste of some of the themes from the OST, with "Who's the (Bat)Man" by Patrick Stump and "Friends Are Family" by Oh, Hush! feat. Will Arnett and Jeff Lewis!

Who's The (Bat)Man - Patrick Stump

Friends Are Family - Oh, Hush! feat. Will Arnett and Jeff Lewis

The Lego Batman Movie hits theaters next week!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight: Super Bowl 2017 TV Spot released

Set to be released in the middle of this year and is being totted as the final movie that director Michael Bay will helm for the franchise, Hasbro and Paramount Pictures have released the Super Bowl 2017 TV Spot for "Transformers: The Last Knight", which contains some new footage and gives us a glimpse of what is happening with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, the rest of the Autobots, the Decepticons, and their war affecting humankind and Earth.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) - Big Game Spot - Paramount Pictures 

Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters on June 2017.

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie: "Gotham Cribs" Wayne Manor video released

Proving that its going to be fun to see and feel as AWESOME as Batman when it hits theaters this month, Warner Bros. has released a brand new video promoting "The Lego Batman Movie" - this time featuring a "Gotham Cribs" spotlight on Wayne Manor home to Bruce Wayne and his alter ego (or buddy) Batman! Will Arnett reprises his role for this hilarious video, so check it out and see what the big house of Wayne has!

The LEGO Batman Movie - Gotham Cribs

The Lego Batman Movie hits theaters on February 10!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Kong: Skull Island IMAX Poster is a nod to "Apocalypse Now"

Paying tribute to a classic as well as promoting how epic it's going to look when the 8th Wonder of the World returns to theaters this year, Legendary and Warner Bros. have released a new IMAX poster for "Kong: Skull Island" - which pays tribute to the 1979 Marlon Brando film "Apocalypse Now" and sees King Kong's face looking badass amidst the set pieces and stuff that'll be featured in the film.

Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 2017!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Doctor Strange: Blu-Ray Trailer released

Set to be released in digital this coming Valentine's Day and on Blu-Ray at the end of the month, Marvel Studios has released a brand new promotional "Blu-Ray Trailer" for Doctor Strange - the 14th film in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme!

Here's the trailer below:
Doctor Strange Official Blu-Ray Trailer

Doctor Stranger comes to digital on February 14 and Blu-Ray on February 28!