|5:15 PM, Sunday, July 27th, 2014 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
Game of Thrones fans at San Diego Comic Con enjoyed a blooper reel from the past season of the hit series. We wouldn't want you to feel left out...
|3:30 PM, Sunday, July 27th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Robert Kirkman is making waves in the world of television and film after the tremendous success of AMC's The Walking Dead. Announced during the Skybound Entertainment panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Kirkman is producing a new film titled 'AIR' starrng Norman Reedus of AMC's The Walking Dead.
'AIR' will be directed by Christian Cantamessa and the script is by Chris Pasetto. It's set in an underground facility that stores cryogenically frozen people that are meant to re-establish society once nuclear fallout renders the Earth's atmosphere unbreathable.
Reedus, along with Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) star as custodial workers who struggle to keep their sanity and lives as they maintain the last livable place on the planet.
Catamessa said "The film is full of hope," during the Skybound panel at Comic-Con. "It's just my way to kind of give hope that there is a future, and the best way to experience it is maybe seeing the other side first. And then you can appreciate what you've got. I think the best Science-Fiction is talking about our society and our world.
'AIR' is scheduled for a Spring 2015 release from Skybound Entertainment. You can watch the teaser trailer below.
|10:45 AM, Sunday, July 27th, 2014 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
Comic Related's own Chuck Moore writing for CR...
So we all know that Kevin Smith is a storyteller. In fact, if you've ever seen one of his Q&A shows he can go on the entire event based on a single question if you let him. The directions he takes to get to the end of the talk can be interesting, sometimes off putting but ultimately utterly fun. Well, at Comic-Con last year, Smith explained that he had seen an advertisement for someone offering lodging but the catch was the individual had to dress up as a walrus for a few hours each day in trade. During last year's show he vowed that he would return with a horror film based on this ad. A year later we have Tusk. Written and directed by Smith, the film is set to hit theatres on September 19th and here's the trailer...
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|3:15 PM, Saturday, July 26th, 2014 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
Several sources are reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is in talks with Marvel to play Doctor Strange in the upcoming film, despite rumors of actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, Edgar Ramirez, Tom Hardy, or Justin Theroux to name a few.
TheWrap posted a story about the three-time Oscar nominee being considered to star in the film, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson, citing "multiple individuals close to the casting process."
Later, The Hollywood Reporter confired that Phoenix is in talks with Marvel, and went further to say that "the deal is further along than just the offer stage."
With the Marvel Studios panel planned for today at San Diego Comic-Con, there's a chance we could learn more about this possible casting.
What do you think of Joaquin Phoenix for the role of the Sorceror Supreme in the Marvel Movie Universe? Post in the comments and let us know!
Sources: TheWrap, The Hollywood Reporter
|2:45 PM, Saturday, July 26th, 2014 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
Long running actor Michael Rooker stopped by the Marvel Booth to help with their Guardians of the Galaxy film promotion. He's playing the character Yondu in the upcoming film and greeted fans who were sincerely excited to see him during San Diego Comic Con.
|12:00 PM, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson|
The first season of Gotham will not only see the introduction of yet another classic Batman supervillain; it'll also add another Big Bad who recently appeared as an Arkham games villain to its already busy roster.
Gotham's showrunner, Bruno Heller, confirmed that Harvey Dent will be heading to Gotham City in the first season of Fox's Batman TV prequel.
Here's what Heller told IGN:
"We're playing Harvey Dent slightly older. He's more Gordon's age in this telling. One of the things to avoid in order not to tell a high school story -- which would be great, but it''s a different show on a different network at a different time that I would not be a part of. But he will go back to school and villains will be part of that world."
Not only will Dent -- who will later become Dark Knight nemesis Two-Face -- appear on Gotham, but so will Professor Hugo Strange, another classic supervillain who will also be familiar to videogame players: The character showed up in Batman: Arkham City. Strange is known for making monster men through psychological or chemical means. He later learned the Caped Crusader's secret identity, which led Strange to become obsessed with Batman/Bruce Wayne.
"Hugo Strange is going to pop up because we're going to start dealing with how Arkham was created and why Arkham was created in the way that it was so, yeah, absolutely. It's a Season One thing because in our telling of it the way Arkham was created and the why and how is one of the causes of the particular criminal climate in Gotham that allowed Batman to happen. The revolving door of Arkham is both a brilliant narrative device because it allows you to -- you don't have to kill people off, you can just put them in cold storage -- but if you're telling the story from the start you kind of have to explain, 'What the f***? Why don't you make that place a place people don't escape from?' We're going to explain why it is the way it is and Hugo Strange is a big part of that."
Along with Two-Face, Gotham will also see the introduction of such classic Batman villains as Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), aka Catwoman, Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith), aka the Riddler, Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Taylor), aka the Penguin, and Ivy Pepper (NOT Pamela Isley as in the comics, played by Clare Foley), aka Poison Ivy, before they became the comic-book characters we all love to hate and hate to love.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney. The series is set to premiere on Sept. 22.
|7:30 PM, Monday, July 21st, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson|
As it progressed, the first season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. grew into something more than anyone expected, and one of the main reasons why was the fantastic side-characters that appeared on the series. From Saffron Burrows' Victoria Hands to Patton Oswalt's Eric/Billy Koenig, if there's one thing Marvel's always been good at, it's casting both big and small roles across various projects. Knowing that, right before Comic-Con no less, TV Guide has unveiled a brand new actress that will coming to the show next fall-Lucy Lawless.
According to the outlet, Xena herself is coming to the series in season two. Unfortunately - though not at all surprising - the outlet is unaware of what role (or for how many episodes) the actress will be playing on the show. Considering prior work, her casting could go anywhere from top X-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to Asgardian. It seems we'll just have to wait until the fall - or at least this weekend - to know exactly what Lawless will have in store for Team Coulson.
The next season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shaping up very nicely. It's going to be interesting to see how the team deals with the task of rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D., in addition to how the series will set things up for Avengers: Age of Ultron in May. If it ends up being anything like the way things went with Captain America: The Winter Soldier this past season, then we're in for one hell of a treat.
|2:00 PM, Monday, July 21st, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson|
Matt Lanter, best known as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will voice the title role of Aquaman in Justice League: Game of Thrones, the next animated DC Universe feature coming from Warner Bros.
The film, which continues the story begun in last year's Justice League: War animated feature, will adapt a story arc from The New 52 version of the character.
It also will see a reunion of sorts, with Lanter's Clone Wars colleague Sam Witwer, starring as Aquaman's devious brother Orm, the villain of the piece.
Also providing voices are many cast members from War, including: Jason O'Mara as Batman, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Christopher Gorham as The Flash and Sean Astin as Shazam! Other actors providing voices include Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Jerry O'Connell as Superman and Sumalee Montano as Mera.
Source: Animation Magazine
|9:00 AM, Monday, July 21st, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson|
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is ready for a superhero showdown.
The studio head told Empire that they're not going to change "Captain America 3′s" May 6, 2016 release date just because Warner Bros. is launching "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" on the same day.
"I continue to be all for quality entertainment for moviegoers to enjoy on weekends," he said. "If it is on the same weekend, I enjoy it slightly less. But we are doing what we've always done, which is sticking to our plan and sticking to our vision for the movies going forward and we have a very large vision that we're working on for ';Cap 3′ and for all the threes movies and just because another movie plops down onto one of ours, doesn't mean we are going to alter that. Maybe we should, but we're not going to."
It was widely anticipated that one of the two tentpoles would move off the date since they will surely cannibalize each other. WB's "Man of Steel" debuted to $116.6 million last summer and went on to haul $668 million worldwide, while "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" launched to $95 million in April and has so far earned $712.7 million worldwide.
WB had already secured that date — moving it from July 17, 2015 — three months prior when Marvel made the announcement in early April that the untitled Disney-Marvel project it had slotted for that date would be "Captain America 3."
"It doesn't make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16," WB said in a statement back in April. "However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for ';Batman vs. Superman.'"
5:00 PM, Sunday, July 20th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson
Little has been said about Fox's upcoming The Fantastic Four since production began in New Orleans, though it's possible we might see something out of them at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. In the meantime, star Michael B. Jordan, who plays Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the film, was asked about the upcoming reboot in a discussion with MTV and mentioned some interesting things about the project.
"We have been pretty much in our own world, that's really the only way we could get a project like this done. It is so massive, so many moving parts, so many moving pieces, things are changing every day...The script is evolving, [you make] on set decisions on the fly, things are always constantly changing. Me personally, I block out that extra noise and I focus on the job I have to do. It is an important film for all of us... We're taking it seriously, taking a lot of risks. I think it's going to pay off."
He went on to talk about director Josh Trank's vision for the film and how overall it's not going to be the kind of superhero film people expect.
"Josh's vision is very clear and he knows exactly what he wants, and he gives us room to adapt and to play. That's what I kind of think sets us apart, is that this is going to be grounded and unconventional. It's not your typical superhero film, you know, we aren't looking at this as like, being superheroes. We're more or less a bunch of kids that had an accident and we have disabilities now that we have to cope with, and try to find a life afterwards - try to be as normal as we can."
Jordan is joined by Jamie Bell, Kate Mara and Miles Teller who will play the titular team in the upcoming film. Toby Kebbell will also appear as Victor Von Doom along with Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder, aka The Mole Man. The Fantastic Four is set for release on June 19, 2015.
Source: Superhero Hype