Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Farewell to a Bond: Sir Roger Moore passes away at 89


The world and James Bond fans everywhere are united in mourning, as BBC news reports that the legendary Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer" according to his family. As the third man to step into the shoes of the famous British secret service agent, Moore took over for Connery in 1972 and made his first appearance in the role in "Live and Let Die". Following that he starred in six more Bond films that includes "The Man with a Golden Gun", "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker", and is the longest serving Bond in film to date. Moore retired from the role after 1985's "A View To A Kill", and was succeeded by Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and the current Bond to date Daniel Craig.

Carly Simon- Nobody Does It Better

As someone who personally grew up watching Moore before getting to know Sean Connery, this is truly devastating news for fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sir Roger Moore's family and friends. Leaving a tribute with "Nobody Does It Better" - the opening to "The Spy Who Loved Me", as sung by Carly Simon.


May you rest in peace, 007.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Wonder Woman: New "Tank" poster revealed by Geoff Johns


Set for release in just over a week's time, Warner Bros. and DC Films have released a brand new poster for "Wonder Woman" which shows Gal Gadot as Diana Prince hoisting a tank over her - just showing how powerful the Amazon Warrior princess is! The poster was shared by DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns in his Twitter page - and it's nothing short of "Wonderful" to say the least.

Wonder Woman will be released in theaters this June.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

ICYMI: Listen to a teaser of the "Spider-Man: Homecoming score by Michael Giacchino


With the movie setting its sights for release in just over a month, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are building momentum to the grand solo film of a certain amazing wallcrawler set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland who reprises his role as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man from his introduction in last year's "Captain America: Civil War".

If you haven't seen it yet, composer Michael Giacchino takes on the score for Homecoming following his successful work in last year's "Doctor Strange", and gives fans a tease of things to come by showing off an orchestral version of the original 1960's Spider-Man theme via his official Twitter page!


Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tom Hardy cast as Eddie Brock for "Venom" in 2018


Looks like a very big guy who has played a comic book villain before will once again suit up as certain "Lethal Protector", as English actor Tom Hardy has been cast to play the part of Eddie Brock in Sony Pictures' upcoming "Venom" movie! Tweeted by Sony themselves (with a pic of Hardy wearing a Venom shirt above) and reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be set in Sony's new Spider-Man centered universe that begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming this year, and will be directed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.



Certainly no stranger to Spider-Man fans, Venom is well known as the union between Eddie Brock and the Black alien symbiote that Spider-Man brought back from the "Secret Wars" as his new costume. While the symbiote has transferred and bonded with other hosts over the years (including Flash Thompson), Brock remains the original Venom and has recently returned to that role in comics. With Tom Hardy having experience playing bulky characters in "Bronson" and as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises", it's a sure bet that this is one of the best casting choices made in films yet.

Venom is expected to be released on October 5, 2018.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Black Lightning: First Look Trailer released by The CW


Set to debut during the midseason schedule of The CW, the network has officially released the first trailer for their brand new superhero TV Show "Black Lightning" - based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name and another DC character making his live-action debut. Unfortunately for those hoping he'll crossover with other shows in the Arrowverse, that won't be happening anytime soon according to the network (as revealed in Comic Book.com). Still, we can look forward to Cress Williams adventures as Jefferson Pierce when he reemerges as a hero following years of putting his superhero days behind him.

Black Lightning | First Look Trailer

Black Lightning will debut soon on The CW.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Secret Empire extends to #10 issue come August


In what feels like a recurring trend for recent Marvel events, Marvel.com has announced that their current Captain America/ Hydra centered crossover story "Secret Empire" has been extended one more issue - bringing the total count to 10 and seeing the last issue come out this August. The story, written by "Captain America: Steve Rogers" writer Nick Spencer, sees the Cosmic Cube altered Steve Rogers as the new Supreme Commander of Hydra - leading his new council and army to take over the world and with the divided heroes trying to mount a stand against his secret empire.

In the article, Marvel SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort explained why there was a need to add an issue #10:

“[Writer] Nick [Spencer] has constructed each issue of SECRET EMPIRE so that it ends with a climactic twist or a big reveal or a shocking development, and issue #9 is no exception,” said SVP & Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort. “So moving into the finale, with issue #10, the heroes across the Marvel Universe will be pushed to the breaking point as we race to the exhilarating climax we’ve been planning for months. Oh, and let me say again: we’re not going to use the Cosmic Cube to simply reverse everything away—the stakes matter, maybe more than they ever have before.”

Secret Empire #10 will be written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Steve McNiven, with a cover by Mark Brooks featuring a new look for the Hydra leader Cap.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Doomsday Clock" Preview featured in "The Button" finale


With The Button finally ending this week with the release of "The Flash #22", DC Comics shifts the focus and attention of the "Watchmen/ DC Rebirth" mystery to its next upcoming storyline set for this fall when Geoff Johns returns to write "Doomsday Clock" alongside the creative team of Gary Frank and Brad Anderson. The final part of "The Button" saw lots of reveals and more questions remaining to be answered... But also featured an epilogue that is a lead on to Doomsday Clock, which was released by DC and also featured by Comic Book.com.

You can check out the two page teaser here, teasing the Comedian's button floating in space bloody as ever, and then shifting to what is revealed as Superman's familiar "S" logo that is the crest of The House Of El. One can only wonder what Johns has planned... We'll just have to wait and see.


"Doomsday Clock" will be released on November 2017.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DC Comics announces "Doomsday Clock" for November


With The Batman/ Flash crossover storyline "The Button" ending this week, DC Comics drops another bombshell announcement on their official website that furthers the big DC Rebirth/ Watchmen mystery - Geoff Johns is making his triumphant return to writing and will be teaming up with Gary Frank and Brad Anderson for a new event story called "Doomsday Clock" which hits comic book shops this fall.

“It's time. Last year, the DC Universe confronted the legacy of Watchmen in Rebirth the way Watchmen confronted the legacy of superhero comics three decades ago,” explains writer Geoff Johns. “Thematically, and metaphorically, there was no better choice than to use Dr. Manhattan. If you’re going to have a conflict between optimism and pessimism, a battle between the very forces of hope and despair, you need to have someone who personifies the cynicism that has leaked into our hearts and also has the ability to affect the entire DCU. It’s all paying off this November with DOOMSDAY CLOCK.”

With the Superman logo in the middle of a clock that nears midnight, the title "Doomsday Clock" has double meaning as Doomsday was the creature that killed Supes and the clock itself featured prominently in Watchmen. The story of course will be different, but only Johns and crew know exactly how things will play and where this takes readers next as DC Rebirth continues.

DC's "Doomsday Clock" will be released on November.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Injustice 2: Mobile Game Launch Trailer and "Everything You Need To Know" Trailer released


Tomorrow, the lines are redrawn and the battle begins anew in one particular DC Universe that sees a Man of Steel's regime and Dark Knight's insurgency clash as "Injustice 2" will finally be hitting Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The fighting game sequel to 2013's "Injustice: Gods Among Us" is once again developed by NetherRealm Studios - and will see iconic DC Characters return as well as some fresh new faces that add new dynamics and elements to the new brawler for the current console generation.



Via Gamespot, here is the Launch Trailer for the mobile version of the game, now available for iOS and Android devices:
Injustice 2 Mobile – Official Launch Trailer

And if you haven't seen it yet, here is "Everything You Need To Know" about the main game before you get your hands on it.

Injustice 2 - Everything You Need to Know

Injustice 2: Every Battle Defines You hits PS4 and Xbox on May 16th.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

ICYMI: Ed is the next upcoming DLC character coming to Street Fighter V


In case you missed the debut trailer of the next DLC character coming to Season 2 of Street Fighter V, here is the new fighting making his grand introduction - Ed. Given powers as a child that causes him to age faster than normal until he reaches peak fighting condition, this protege of enforcer and boxer Balrog uses a boxing fighting style as well, and is one of the chosen host bodies that M.Bison has endowed with "Psycho Power".

Check out the reveal trailer below:


SFV: Ed Reveal Trailer

For more details, read on at Capcom-Unity's official blog.


Street Fighter V is currently available for PS4 and PC.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Empire Magazine LE subscriber cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer revealed


Hitting store shelves later this month, Empire Magazine has revealed their Limited Edition "Subscribers Only" variant cover to their upcoming new issue spotlighting "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - featuring the art of the legendary Alan Davis with inks by Mark Farmer! The cover of course spotlights the new Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures film that reboots the Spidey film franchise and integrates it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 2017.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wonder Woman: New "Wonder" poster featuring Steve Trevor released



All set to hit theaters in just less than three weeks, Warner Bros. Philippines has released a brand new poster for "Wonder Woman" that shows off Gal Gadot in all her epic and fiery beauty - playing a battle ready Princess Diana of Themyscira and fighting alongside Chris Pine's Steve Trevor in the new one sheet.


Also just in case you missed the trailer released, here is the "Rise of the Warrior".

WONDER WOMAN - Rise of the Warrior

Wonder Woman opens in theaters in the Philippines on June 1.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

DC Rebirth: Newsarama examines possible suspects for the "Rebirth" changes


It's been nearly a year since DC Comics successfully reintegrated a sense of history and legacy with with "DC Rebirth" - injecting back most of the things that made the DC Universe so legendary and aiming to bring back old school fans into the fold while retaining that new outlook they started in 2011 with "The New 52" reboot. In other words, it was a compromise of old and new that meshed well... And following the return of the original Wally West who served as the "lightning rod" to that one shot "DC Universe Rebirth #1" adventure - a mystery has remained that has readers still asking the question - who watches the DCU and who changed things to "The New 52" following the events of Flashpoint?



Newsarama has a great article up guessing those theories as to who is pulling the strings, from the likely "Watchmen" characters such as Doctor Manhattan to even characters that writer Geoff Johns has changed through the years and made relevant for sinister purposes like Superboy-Prime. All of it makes sense, and is great TBT style reading for fans looking to piece together the clues before we get definite answers down the line in the DCU.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Secret Empire: "United We Stand" trailer released by Marvel


Beginning with quite the bang in terms of what transpires in the 1st issue and the Free Comic Book Day issue that were released last week, Marvel Entertainment and writer Nick Spencer are on the march along with a group of talented artists to tell the tale of "Secret Empire" - where a very different Steve Rogers/ Captain America rises as the new Supreme Leader of Hydra and reveals himself to the world while launching a campaign to takeover everything under the organization's rule. Now the heroes have to stand together and find a way to fight back against the one they trusted the most... And nothing will ever be the same once all is said and done.

Secret Empire UNITED WE STAND Trailer

To coincide with the launch of the storyline, Marvel has released a new "United We Stand" trailer where Nick Spencer lays out what exactly will go down in this storyline as it finally unravels itself.

Secret Empire and its tie-in issues are available at your local comic book shops and retailers.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ICYMI: Wonder Woman "Rise of the Warrior" poster and final trailer show the Amazon warrior primed and ready


With less than a month to go before she finally graces us with Power, Wisdom, and Wonder in cinemas, Gal Gadot shines through as her alter ego Diana of Themyscira in a brand new poster and final trailer for "Wonder Woman" - which promotes the "Rise of the Warrior" and gives audiences one final tease of what's to come in this origin story set in World War I when Diana journeys to man's world and faces evil threatening humanity for the first time.

WONDER WOMAN - Rise of the Warrior

Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, opens in theaters in the Philippines this June 1st courtesy of Warner Bros. Philippines.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming: New banner poster and promo posters released


Set to hit theaters in less than two months time and already the focus of promotions following the premiere of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" in theaters, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have worked up new promo material for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - the new Spider-Man film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which will see Tom Holland reprise his role as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man and get some mentorship from Tony Stark/ Iron Man himself as played by Robert Downey Jr.

Via Comic Book.com, a brand new banner poster showing Spidey watching the NYC train pass is released, as well as a couple of new promo posters below - one paying tribute to Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spidey's 1st Appearance), the Homemade Suit, Spider-Man teaming up with Iron Man, and the Spider-Signal.



  


Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters this July.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight: Optimus vs Bumblebee poster released


Showing that it's going to be much darker and the stakes will be higher for both Autobots and humanity itself, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, and director Michael Bay have released (via Superherohype) a brand new poster for "Transformers: The Last Knight" - which shows a brainwashed Optimus Prime fighting his former ally and Autobot subordinate Bumblebee in a "fight to the death" which will determine the fate of Earth from an attack by dark forces.

Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters on June this year.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Today is Free Comic Book Day!


It's that time of the year again - where you should head to your local comic book store or retailer to get some free goodies and comics from different publishers, writers, and artists who participate to promote the industry that dares to bring imagination and creativity to life! Yes, today is Free Comic Book Day, and some of the titles offered today can be seen at freecomicbookday.com, and include the likes of Marvel's "Secret Empire" event and DC Comics "Wonder Woman" ala DC Rebirth!



Go and enjoy FCBD today!

Friday, May 5, 2017

ICYMI: Marvel's Inhumans: First "Royal Family" photo and teaser trailer released



Set to hit IMAX theaters first in September then make its way to television sets afterwards, Marvel Studios and ABC have unveiled via Entertainment Weekly the first cast photo of Marvel's Inhumans  - chronicling the adventures of Black Bolt, Medusa, and the rest of the Inhuman Royal Family as seen above.


Also released by Marvel Entertainment is the first teaser trailer for the upcoming series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
First Teaser – Marvel’s Inhumans

begins its IMAX run on September 1st showing its first two episodes before coming to TV.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Marvel's The Defenders: First Trailer and Banner poster released


After months of build up, promotions, and teasers, Marvel and Netflix have come together and revealed the first official trailer for "The Defenders" - uniting Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist together in their first team-up TV Series after their respective individual shows and seasons! The group takes on The Hand, and also features Alien film franchise star Sigourney Weaver as the villain Alexandra.

Check out the trailer below.

Marvel’s The Defenders Official Trailer

The Defenders premieres on Netflix on August 18, 2017.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Marvel's Inhumans: First teaser poster released


Set to debut later this year and being a new and bold venture for ABC and Marvel Studios, the very first teaser poster for "Marvel's Inhumans" has been released -  with the planned eight episode series - with a release first in IMAX theaters planned before it makes its way to television. Featuring Black Bolt and the Inhuman Royal Family, the series expands yet again the Marvel Cinematic Universe in another front.

Marvel's Inhumans will debut on September 1st.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Logan: Blu-Ray release details revealed online


As one of the most awaited releases for the year following a stellar and critically acclaimed run in the box office, 20th Century Fox and Marvel have finally revealed the long awaited release date for the Blu-Ray combo set of "Logan" - the final Wolverine film that Hugh Jackman stars in as the feral mutant and iconic member of the X-Men - who is way past his prime and is living in a future where mutants are all but extinct, caring for an elderly Charles Xavier and meeting a young mutant who is very much like him in all ways.

Via Comic Book.com, Fox is releasing the Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy on May 23, with commentary, behind the scenes features, and the Logan Noir Black and White version of the movie.

Logan Official HD Trailer #2

Logan was originally released internationally on March 1 and in the US on March 3.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales IMAX poster released


Hitting theaters later this month and bringing yet another tale and adventure to the growing legend of "Captain Jack Sparrow", Walt Disney Pictures has released a brand new IMAX poster (via Superherohype) for their next installment in the Pirates of Caribbean film franchise in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" - the fifth movie in the series which sees a new enemy in Captain Salazar leading a ghostly crew of sailors in search of revenge against Sparrow for causing their demise and curse.

In case you haven't seen the trailer yet, here is the last and latest one.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer #3

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (aka Salazar's Revenge internationally) hits theaters this May 2017.