Tuesday, July 24, 2018

ICYMI: Batman: Hush getting DC Universe Original Movie animated film in 2019

One of the most iconic Batman storylines will FINALLY get the long awaited animated "DC Universe Original Movie" it deserves, as DC Entertainment formally announced in their San Diego Comic-Con panel that "Batman: Hush" - the 12 part Batman storyline written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Jim Lee that ran from "Batman #608 to Batman #619" and was formally collected into trades and hardcovers released by DC Comics through the years. In the story, Batman faces a new and mysterious opponent, the titular "Hush", who manipulates the Dark Knight into a series of confrontations with some of his deadliest adversaries. While that is happening, he and Catwoman share a romantic spark and get closer than ever.

The animated movie is part of other upcoming DC animated films that include "Wonder Woman: Bloodlines", "The Reign of the Supermen", and "Justice League vs The Fatal Five". All of these are expected to be released in 2019 - which also happens to be the same year Batman celebrates his 80th anniversary. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Monday, July 23, 2018

ICYMI: Check out the DC on the CW trailers released on SDCC '18

As the world enjoyed a ton of news, announcements, trailers, and surprises presented on this year's San Diego Comic-Con, DC and The CW made sure that their fans and audience got a taste of what's to come later this year when their shows return for their brand new seasons.

Black Lightning | Black Lightning Comic-Con® 2018 Trailer

Arrow | Arrow Comic-Con® 2018 Trailer + First Look

Supergirl | Supergirl Comic-Con® 2018 Trailer

DC's Legends of Tomorrow | DC's Legends of Tomorrow Comic-Con® 2018 Trailer

The Flash | The Flash Comic-Con® 2018 Trailer

The new CW shows are set to return starting this October.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

SDCC '18: Check out the AWESOME Warner Bros. SDCC '18 trailers!

It's been a heavy San Diego Comic-Con filled with news, announcements, and the occasional trailers to hype up what's coming later this year and this coming 2019 - and Warner Bros. naturally delivered on all fronts things that fans of their various franchise offerings have waited for! During their WBSDCC panel, the film company presented plenty of trailers for their next Fantastic Beasts film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and two DC Films that made fans all the more excited for the new slate of movies the DC Extended Universe has to offer!

Here are the available trailers that went online! First up - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Official Comic-Con Trailer

Then comes something Godzilla fans have patiently waited for - more of the Gojira and his contemporaries Rodan, King Ghidorah, and Mothra as the very first trailer for "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" is here!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Official Trailer 1

Next up is something awesome and surprisingly fun - Zachary Levi powers up from kid to adult as "Shazam" in the first trailer to next year's superhero movie!

SHAZAM! - Official Teaser Trailer

And finally of course is the trailer that's been teased and anticipated since - James Wan's take on the King of the Seven Seas himself in "Aquaman" - which sees star Jason Momoa go front and center as the titular hero in his underwater superhero journey!

Aquaman - Official Trailer 1

All of these film trailers pretty much dictated it - WB has won the hype of SDCC '18 this year! Congratulations and looking forward to these film releases!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

SDCC '19: The Walking Dead Season 9 Trailer released; Andrew Lincoln confirms it's his las season as Rick Grimes

Nothing lasts forever indeed, and during the San Diego Comic-Con panel for AMC's "The Walking Dead", series main cast member and Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln confirmed that the upcoming ninth season would be his last playing the former Sheriff's Deputy turned zombie apocalypse survivor and leader to a new generation of humanity rebuilding from the ashes. In the TV Series, Grimes is fulfilling the wishes of his late son Carl, who was killed off last season due to the departure of actor Chandler Riggs from the show.

Now time-skipping to a point after the events of "All-Out War" - the communities of Alexandria, The Sanctuary, The Kingdom, and The Hilltop struggle to co-exist and survive under the leadership of Rick and his allies - but it's easier said than done as the SDCC' 18 trailer shows that there are inner conflicts and demons that still need to be confronted by the survivors, as well as a new threat besides the living dead.

The Walking Dead Season 9 Trailer (Comic-Con 2018)

The Walking Dead Season 9 begins this October 7 on AMC.

SDCC '18: Young Justice: Outsiders First Look Trailer released

It's been FIVE YEARS since "The Team" thwarted the efforts of The Light and saved the world from Invasion in "Young Justice" and "Young Justice: Invasion", and now fans are going to get the resolution and continuation they deserve as DC Entertainment will be bringing Season 3 to their upcoming "DC Universe" streaming service with "Young Justice: Outsiders"!

Following their San Diego Comic-Con 2018 panel, the developers of the series have released their first look at the new season - which immediately picks up after the conclusion of "Invasion" where Wally West makes the ultimate sacrifice and how life continues on for some... And then there's Darkseid.


Young Justice: Outsiders will consist of 26 episodes and air on DC Universe streaming service this 2019.

Friday, July 20, 2018

SDCC '18: Action Comics recognized as longest running superhero series by Guinness Book of World Records

Superman celebrates his 80th year of existence this year since he first appeared in the pages of "Action Comics #1" in 1938, and that iconic start presented by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster is recognized with a great honor presented to DC Comics co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee - who received from the Guinness World Records at the San Diego Comic Con the award for "longest running superhero series" of 80 years (As featured in the Superman Facebook page)

That is an impressive feat and a timely award for the Man Of Steel - who just got a new lease of comic life with a new "Superman" ongoing series by Brian Michael Bendis and Ivan Reis. Bendis is also writing "Action Comics" beginnining with issue #1001 coming next week.

Congratulations and Happy 80 years, Superman!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

SDCC '18: Check out the very first trailer for the DC Universe's "Titans"

After a long time of waiting and lots of production photo teases and behind the scenes pictures, DC Entertainment has released the very first trailer for the upcoming "Titans" series that will be part of the DC Universe's streaming service. Featuring Robin, Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy, and even Hawk and Dove, the trailer paints a pretty dark and gritty take on the younger DC heroes - especially when Robin gives his comments about Batman.

Titans Trailer

"Titans" will be available this Fall 2018 in the soon to be launched DC Universe's streaming service.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Happy 10th Anniversary, The Dark Knight!

On this week 10 years ago, the long awaited sequel to Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" was released and forever changed the landscape of superhero films as a genre in Hollywood (alongside the release of the very first Marvel Cinematic Universe film in "Iron Man" on May of the same year). The aptly titled movie called "The Dark Knight" became more than just another Batman movie and follow-up - it was considered "The Godfather" of superhero movies and dared to challenge the perception of the Caped Crusader and his world by grounding them into a very realistic tale where a man working outside the law as a vigilante is challenged by an agent of chaos.

Christian Bale of course returned as Batman - more experienced and savvy in his role as Gotham's protector following his victory against the League of Shadows. He partners with his steadfast cop friend Lt. James Gordon and new ally in District Attorney Harvey Dent in trying to eliminate crime and the mob from every corner of the city. Unfortunately it's the unpredictable arrival of a crazed criminal mastermind known as "The Joker" - played by the late Heath Ledger - that backs everyone in Gotham to a wall, pushing Batman to his very limits and challenging his fight against injustice by threatening everything he loves and has worked for.

Of course the impact of The Dark Knight in pop culture and movies cannot be overstated. It changed how films of its type are perceived and considered for the Academy Awards - with Ledger's Joker winning posthumously a "Best Supporting Actor" award that is well deserved. It is indeed the film that we needed and deserved, and it also helped popularize the use of IMAX cameras in filming - which is why it is being brought back (according to Variety) to celebrate a decade of the superhero film's mark in film history.

Happy Anniversary, The Dark Knight!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Aquaman: First theatrical poster and Den of Geek Comic Con cover released

With San Diego Comic Con happening this week, Warner Bros., DC Films, and director James Wan are wasting no time wetting the appetites of fans looking forward to the long awaited "Aquaman" solo movie that sees Jason Momoa reprise his signature role as Arthur Curry. The studios and director have released the very first teaser poster for the film - which sees Momoa's Aquaman right smack in the middle of the ocean holding his trident proudly while crouching, and the loyal sea creatures as the legendary underwater city of Atlantis in the background as well.

Coinciding with the release of the poster, Den of Geek has also released the cover to their Comic Con 2018 Special issue, which features the entire cast of "Aquaman" including first looks at Arthur's Atlantean family, Ocean Master, Black Manta, and The Trench! The first trailer of the film is expected to hit this weekend - so stay tuned for it online!

Aquaman will be released in theaters worldwide this December!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Venom: Entertainment Weekly releases new image of the Lethal Protector grinning

Looks like Sony Pictures is trying to stay faithful to the look of a certain fan favorite Marvel and Spider-Man villain getting his own solo movie this year, as Entertainment Weekly has released a couple of new photos for "Venom" -  the alter ego of Eddie Brock who is played by veteran Hollywood actor Tom Hardy. The new image shows Venom grinning in his traditional scary teeth smile, and is part of EW's Comic-Con Preview issue highlighting several other comic book and popculture films set to make waves in the annual international convention.

Venom hits theaters on October this year.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Black Widow solo film to be directed by Cate Shortland

Looks like Marvel Studios' planned Black Widow solo film is one big step closer to being realized, as the company behind the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe has selected a director to helm the stand-alone flick featuring Scarlett Johansson in her signature super heroine role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Australian director Cate Shortland has been selected to helm the "Black Widow" film - which is set to be the second female-focused superhero film after Captain Marvel. No details or release date

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Neil Blomkamp will direct Robocop 1987 sequel "Robocop Returns"

The Future of Law Enforcement is in good hands, as Deadline reports that District 9 director Neil Blomkamp is set to direct a new Robocop film that follows on the 1987 original and overwrites the two sequels that followed - with the title of the upcoming movie called "Robocop Returns"!

Blomkamp will be joined by original Robocop writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, with rewrites being done by Masters of the Universe writer Justin Rhodes. No release date has been given for the project - but its safe to assume it'll probably be released in the next few years.

Friday, July 13, 2018

ICYMI: Joaquin Phoenix is officially Joker in new upcoming spin-off film

It's official - Joaquin Phoenix is your next Hollywood actor to portray the Clown Prince of Crime in the big screen, as The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news that as of yet untitled Joker origin film is a go by Warner Bros.! "The Hangover's" Todd Philips is directing, with Phoenix set to star as Batman's archnemesis - showing a man who is disregarded by society and eventually becomes The Dark Knight's greatest adversary.

No release date has been given for the untitled Joker spin-off film.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

ICYMI: Check out Zachary Levi in a new photo as "Shazam!"

Set to be released in the first quarter of next year, Warner Bros. and DC Films have released a brand new exclusive photo from "Shazam!" - the hero that was formerly known as "Captain Marvel" and is now embracing the name of the Wizard of the Rock of Eternity that granted young Billy Batson his powers to turn from a kid into a superpowered adult. The photo showcases actor Zachary Levi as Batson/ Shazam alongside his pal Freddy Freeman, who is played by IT actor Jack Dylan Grazer. Debuting in Entertainment Weekly, this is the latest look at the upcoming DC Movie just before this year's San Diego Comic Con comes along. You can be there will be more news later this month.

Shazam! will be hitting theaters on April 2019!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Digital and Home Video details released!

Those looking forward to the home release of this year's big Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ten year's in the making finally have details to glance over, as Marvel Studios and Disney Home Entertainment have released the Digital and Home Video details for "Avengers: Infinity War" - which features all of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy as they team-up to take on the Mad Titan with the Infinity Gauntlet - Thanos!

Below is a trailer hyping up the home release, as well as the details c/o Superherohype!

Own Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War!

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
Blu-ray & Digital:
  • Strange Alchemy (5:08)– Share the thrill of characters from across the MCU meeting for the first time—and discover why some were teamed up together.
  • The Mad Titan (6:34) – Explore the MCU’s biggest, baddest villain, his trail of influence through the stories, and the existential threat he represents.
  • Beyond the Battle: Titan (9:36) – Dive into the climactic struggle on Thanos’ ruined world, including the epic stunts and VFX, to uncover the source of its power.
  • Beyond the Battle: Wakanda (10:58) – Go behind the scenes to find out how the filmmakers pulled off the most massive and challenging battle Marvel had ever attempted.
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes (10:07)
    • Happy Knows Best (1:23) – Tony and Pepper spar over the details of their upcoming wedding—until a hassled Happy Hogan pulls up with an urgent request.
    • Hunt for the Mind Stone (1:24) – On a darkened street, Wanda Maximoff and the wounded Vision attempt to hide from Thanos’ brutal allies.
    • The Guardians Get Their Groove Back (3:20) – As Peter Quill and Drax quarrel over their failed mission to Knowhere, Mantis interrupts with news.
    • A Father’s Choice (4:00) – Thanos confronts Gamora with a vision from her past—and with lying to him about the Soul Stone.
  • Gag Reel (2:05)– Watch your favorite Super Heroes make super gaffes in this lighthearted collection of on-set antics.
  • Audio Commentary (approx. 149 min.) by Anthony and Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Digital Exclusive:A Directors’ Roundtable (approx. 32 min.) – Eight amazing directors reflect on how their movies contribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s larger storytelling adventure. Including Anthony and Joe Russo, Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, Peyton Reed and Taika Waititi who reflect on how their movies contribute to the MCU’s larger storytelling adventure.

Avengers: Infinity War hits Digital on July 31 and Blu-Ray on August 14!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Deadpool 2 "The Super Duper Cut" Blu-Ray coming this August

After spending a couple of months in theaters (depending where you are in the world and when it opened), 20th Century Fox and Marvel are ready to send Wade Wilson's sequel film in "Deadpool 2" home via Digital Media and Home Video! However, it's not going to be just a regular release - as the movie is getting a special "Super Duper Cut" that includes about 15 minutes worth of extended footage incorporated into the movie! That means more Deadpool, more Cable, more Domino, and more X-Force!

You can check out the trailer to "The Super Duper Cut" here, and find out what the special features are for the Blu-Ray and 4K releases via Superherohype!

Deadpool 2 | The Super Duper Cut Is Coming | 20th Century FOX

Deadpool 2 will be released digitally on August 7 and on home video on August 21!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Captain Marvel completes Principal Photography

Set for release early next year as the next Marvel Cinematic Universe movie after Ant-Man and The Wasp and before Avengers 4, prinicipal photography has wrapped up for "Captain Marvel" - which stars Brie Larson in the titular role and the alter ego of Carol Danvers. The actress took to Twitter to release the news - and with San Diego Comic Con up this month you can be sure that Marvel Studios will probably tease the upcoming movie in some capacity!

Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 2019!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

ICYMI: Spider-Man and Doctor Strange co-creator Steve Ditko passes away at 90

If you haven't heard the news, it is with great sadness that the comic world and media outlets report that legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko - who co-created Marvel characters Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, has passed away at the age of 90. Variety has the story on their page. A lot of people have paid tribute to this legend, including Marvel Studios and Marvel themselves.

Rest In Peace, Steve Ditko. Thank you for giving us an Amazing Wallcrawler and the Master of the Mystic Arts.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Shenmue I & II HD gets August release date for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Looks like Shenmue fans who are anxiously waiting for Yu Suzuki's long awaited follow-up "Shenmue III" will finally have something to tide them over for the meantime, as Sega and Suzuki have announced that "Shenmue I & II HD" is finally coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC this August!

Courtesy of Gamespot Trailers, here's a look at the upcoming collection of the classic Sega Dreamcast and Xbox games, which will give newcomers a chance to experience the first two titles that chronicle Ryu Hazuki's adventure to avenge his father's death at the hands of Lan Di!

Shenmue 1 And 2 Pre-Order Trailer

Shenmue I & II will hit PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 21!

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Walking Dead: Season 9 and Fear The Walking Dead S4 Key Art Posters released

Ahead of its much anticipated San Diego Comic Con panel discussion and the first bits of information for the upcoming new season, AMC has released the first key art promotional poster for "The Walking Dead" - which returns for its 9th Season on October. The beginning of "A New World" following the events of "All Out War", Rick Grimes, his allies, and the unified communities are rebuilding in the wake of their victory against Negan and The Saviours. However, there is new challenges to face as well as unpredictable scenarios to encounter as the survivors continue to live out their lives in a world filled with the living dead.

Also, AMC has released the poster promoting the second half of "Fear The Walking Dead" - which has Morgan Jones along with the cast of the spin-off series all decked out for their return this August. For more details, visit the official Walking Dead Facebook page.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC this October.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hot Toys unveils 1:6 Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years Captain America Concept Art Figure

Hot Toys collectors and Captain America fans will have plenty of reason to get hype for what's coming in the next few months, as the Hong Kong based toy manufacturer and Marvel have unveiled a brand new 1:6 concept figure of Captain America - based on the concept art of Marvel Studios' Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinderding's concept art of Cap with an interesting Avengers' Steath Suit which was featured in The Art of Captain America: Civil War!

Besides being sculpted in the likeness of actor Chris Evans - who portrays Captain America/ Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, the new Concept Art Cap follows closely to his "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", and "Captain America: Civil War" suit counterparts in terms of look, but the design here goes darker than ever and removes the star in favor of an "Avengers" logo in the left breast! Also this Cap figure has his two familiar shields with him - the iconic circular one and his WWII heater shield - all painted in stealth colors!

The concept art figure is to honor the First 10 Years of Marvel Studios and is revealed during Cap's 100th birthday this year (which is also the Fourth of July) - so those looking to grow their Cap collection better pre-order it at their nearest shop! For more details and sneak peek pics, visit the Hot Toys Facebook page!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Fourth of July and Happy Birthday, Captain America!

It's the Fourth of July today, and a certain Star Spangled Avenger from Marvel Comics celebrates his fictional birthdate today AND the release of his new ongoing series with a brand new issue #1! That's right - Marvel is celebrating the birthday of Steve Rogers, better known to the world as Captain America - and a brand new series by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan and more is out today! With plenty of variant covers to choose from ranging from the great Alex Ross to the legendary Mike Zeck and even Adam Hughes and Ron Garney, this is a celebration for the Sentinel of Liberty no Cap fan should miss - especially on his birthday! Check Marvel.com for more information or to get it digitally!

Captain America #1 is now out in comic book stores worldwide!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tom King reassures fans things go beyond what happens in Batman #50

A great writer knows how to generate interest and hype for something that has built since the very beginning of a storyline, and Tom King has certainly proven himself a master of Batman and his world - bringing things to a head with this week's much anticipated "Batman/ Catwoman Wedding" that will be chronicled in "Batman #50". Now the results of that have been SPOILED by DC and the New York Times, and while that is around in the interwebs to see (at your own risk), King has taken to Twitter to reassure fans that he is far from finished after the issue and the love story between Batman and Catwoman continues under his watch for something going to 100 issues!

Batman #50 will be on sale this week! Be sure to grab your copies, Batfans!

Monday, July 2, 2018

ICYMI: DC Spoils "Batman #50" via the New York Times *SPOILER ALERT*

You may want to avert your eyes away from the internet, because it's out in the wild and SPOILERS for "Batman #50" have been officially revealed by DC and the New York Times. Of course this is the long awaited nuptials between Bruce Wayne/ Batman and Selina Kyle/ Catwoman - and their romance has been a dance both vigilantes have done since they first met and became lovers/ adversaries.

To spoil things would be insensitive to those buying the issue. Be warned and avoid it like the plague. Otherwise, look up the results here. It's your call, old chum.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

DC Collectibles: Exclusive "Justice League Animated" figures being offered by signing up with DC Universe

With DC Entertainment promoting their upcoming DC Universe service with upcoming streaming service, shows, movies, and comics - the company is also offering collectors something pretty cool and continuing their DC Collectibles line that began with "Batman: The Animated Series". The Justice League Animated heroes are getting their very own 6" figures - with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern John Stewart, The Flash, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman all coming exclusively for DC Universe members!

Check out Toyark for more info on the toys!