|3:00 PM, Monday, December 9th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Late last week, Bryan Singer confirmed on his Twitter feed that the follow up to Days of Future Past would be Apocalypse. Longtime X-Men fans will know that one of the most dominant adversaries of the X-Men in the comics is Apocalypse. In the 1990s, there was an entire universe-altering event centered around the villain (one of my favorite storylines ever), and countless spinoffs since.
Our good friends at Screen Rant break it down:
"Time travel gives storytellers the ultimate plot device to alter continuity, change and bring back characters, etc., but it also lets the X-Men movies do bigger and better things - including introducing one of Marvel's most dangerous villains in Apocalypse, for instance. Singer confirmed yesterday in an out-of-the-blue announcement on Twitter that another X-Men film is coming 2016 and that it would be all about Apocalypse - it's becoming increasingly clear that it will be more of a continuation of Days of Future Past than a standalone affair."
Click the link above for the full story. And here's another great source for the information:
That's right, they even have an official date of release for it. Look out, folks, it's happening!
Are you excited to see Apocalypse on the big screen? Leave a comment and let us know!
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|1:00 PM, Sunday, December 8th, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars. 147 films had originally qualified in the category.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World
World War Z
The Oscars nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.
Source: Superhero Hype
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|4:00 PM, Friday, December 6th, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
The BBC has released a brand-new trailer featuring its Christmas programs lineup, along with some new teasing bits from Doctor Who.
"The Time of the Doctor"—which will be Matt Smith's swan song as the beloved Time Lord before he regenerates into Peter Capaldi—will air on Christmas Day.
The new bits show the Doctor and Clara (Jenna Coleman) enjoying a bit of Yuletide fun with an as-yet-unknown family, some frightening Cybermen and pesky Daleks, plus fiery explosions! All in all, it looks like a perfectly cheerful Xmas special.
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.
"The Time of the Doctor" airs from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on BBC1 and at 9/8C on BBC America on Dec. 25.
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|3:00 PM, Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
Natalie Portman: That wasn't me kissing Chris Hemsworth in ';Thor: The Dark World' scene
If it looked like Chris Hemsworth wasn't just acting during his passionate kiss at the end of the credits on "Thor: The Dark World" - it's because he wasn't.
Co-star Natalie Portman revealed to the Daily News that due to a scheduling conflict she couldn't reprise her role as Thor's mortal girlfriend in time to film the scene. So a special stunt double filled in - Hemsworth's real-life wife, "Fast & Furious 6" actress Elsa Pataky.
"It was for reshoots (after the film was finished) and he was working in Hong Kong and I couldn't get there because I was working on my own film," Portman told the News.''
"And so they put his wife in my wig and costume, that's why it was so passionate."
The Spanish-born Pataky, who has been married to Hemsworth since 2010 and is now pregnant with their second child, had been traveling with her demi-God and their daughter India at the time anyway.
With the assistance of a few trick camera angles, moviegoers were none the wiser.
"It was such a perfect solution, wasn't it," said Portman.
Source: NY Daily News
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|9:00 AM, Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
News break yesterday that 28-year old Israeli actress, Gal Gadot has been cast to play Diana Prince and her alter ego, Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, which also stars Batman, played by Ben Affleck.
Gadot is most known for her role in Fast & Furious and this year's Fast & Furious 6. She also appeared in Date Night and Knight & Day.
There has been some controversy over this casting choice, given her physique (very thin - she was a 2004 Miss Universe contestant) and other factors I won't even mention here. I say give her a chance. July 2015 is a ways off, she could get some physical training in between now and then and appear to be the warrior Amazon we all are familiar with.
This will be the character of Wonder Woman's biggest on screen appearance yet. The character is the third part of the "DC Trinity" along with the other starring roles of the film, Superman and Batman.
What concerns me more than the casting choice is the potential to over-stack the film with both Batman and Wonder Woman appearing, rumors of the Flash, and a villain.
The Superman/Batman movie begins principal photography in the first quarter of 2014 and returns Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. The film is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.
Sources: Variety, USA Today, various
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|8:30 AM, Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
We found out last week that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer would debut today, and now we have to wait no longer! Without further ado, here is the anticipated trailer, followed by some information about the release:
Official International Trailer
CULVER CITY, Calif., December 5, 2013 - Sony Pictures and the large network of companies within the Sony family will unite worldwide today, Thursday, December 5, 2013, in support of the studio's teaser trailer for its highly anticipated film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2™. The launch event was announced today by Dwight Caines, president of Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, and Nigel Clark, president of Marketing for Sony Pictures Releasing International. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014.
The trailer will launch worldwide today at 1:30 p.m. GMT (8:30 a.m. EST / 5:30 a.m. PST) and will be available in multiple languages including English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese Simplified (China), Chinese Traditional (Taiwan), Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong), Korean, and Russian.
The trailer will appear on numerous Sony networks, internet sites, and other Sony properties, including the movie's official site (TheAmazingSpiderMan.com) and social pages (at Facebook.com/theamazingspiderman, on Twitter @SpiderManMovie, theamazingspidermanblog.com, and thedailybugle.tumblr.com); Sony.com; Sony Pictures' official site and social pages; the Sony Pictures YouTube channel; Sony Pictures Imageworks' official site and social page; Sony Pictures Television Networks' worldwide footprint of TV channels, digital networks, websites, social apps and platforms, including AXN, Animax, Sony Entertainment Television, Spin, Crackle, Kalixta, Sony Movie Channel, CineSony, FEARnet, and the Game Show Network; PlayStation (official site, blog, and social pages); PlayStation Storefront; Sony Entertainment Network (official sites and social pages); Sony Electronics social pages; Sony Mobile social pages; Sony Select service on Sony Mobile smartphones; and Sony's Times Square billboard.
Commenting on the announcement, Caines said, "We are always looking to reach moviegoers wherever they are, and when we have the opportunity to leverage Sony's worldwide reach in this way, it's an opportunity that we just have to grab. The filmmakers are delivering the epic Spider-Man movie that audiences truly want to experience, and we are thrilled to give the world its first real taste of the movie they'll be seeing next summer."
Clark added, "Spider-Man is beloved by audiences all over the world, so we wanted to launch the trailer in a truly global way. We have had great success launching trailers across Sony's diverse entertainment platform - and when you have a character like Spider-Man, it demands a broad, fun way to reach moviegoers internationally as well as domestically. Everyone at Sony is just as excited as we are to see the next chapter in the story of Peter Parker begin to unfold in this way."
We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Directed by Marc Webb. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Screen Story and Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
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|12:45 PM, Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 - Posted by Chuck Moore|
The Veronica Mars movie now has an official release date, as reported this afternoon by Entertainment Weekly.
On March 14, 2014, fans will go back to Neptune for the big event on the big screen, starring Kristen Bell. The movie hits theaters almost one year to the day from when the Kickstarter to fund the movie was launched on March 13, 2013.
"The original distribution plan called for Veronica Mars to get a limited engagement run in just a few cities before becoming more widely available via video on demand and other digital platforms. But Thomas reports that Warner Bros. will now give the film a wider, nationwide release (number of screens still TBD) and let the marketplace decide how long it should stay in theaters. "We're not going to dribble it out there," says Thomas, who shot the movie in 23 days this past summer. He is currently finishing the special effects and putting together a soundtrack. Thomas also reports that a recent test audience screening went very well. "There are smart ways to do a movie of this size - and we chose none of them," he says with a laugh. "We are a low budget movie with big set pieces and 60 speaking roles. A murder mystery in a house would have been more cost effective. But I think we have managed to pull it off.""
Entertainment Weekly also posted a brand new, exclusive clip of the film - called simply, Veronica Mars - which is now only three short months away.
You can view the clip and read the entire story here:
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|2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 - Posted by John Wilson|
Unleash the Fanboy recently spoke with Top Cow's Marc Silvestri about the status of the movies based on Top Cow properties. These include The Darkness, Think Tank and Witchblade. Silvestri also discussed the current state of the Top Cow comic universe and a bit of what's to come.
"The important thing at Top Cow has always been, you know what, there's other people doing certain things, let's just not do that. Marvel has their mutants, and DC has their 52 different universes, somebody said they had 52 universes, and I was like, how do you deal with that? Our universe is based on two things, the supernatural and the technological."
Silvestri later confirms that Witchblade is in fact in The Darkness film. Originally planned as an Easter egg cameo, as the idea progressed, they decided to go full-fledged with a role for the other big Top Cow character.
"As we were going along, it just made more and more sense storywise to have Witchblade in there. I'm not going to spoil too much more, but it makes perfect sense. First we were kind of worried, how do you, two origins, but it started to come together. It started to make more and more sense. We're excited about that, that's a big project that we're working on right now."
Silvestri discussed some television projects they have in the works as well, but stated that another Top Cow property, Think Tank by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal would be a feature film.
You can read the entire interview over at Unleash the Fanboy.
Here's a little more from SuperheroHype.com as well, alos quoting the above interview:
As we continue to see fan-favorite superheroes dominate the big screen, we shouldn't forget about some of the smaller companies and characters that are on their way to a feature adaptation. Among those are Top Cow's The Darkness, a series that began in 1996 and is still running to this day and has even crossed over with the likes of Batman, Superman, Wolverine and The Hulk. Previous film adaptations of the property have been set up at Dimension and other production companies, but it has long lingered in development without any actual movement on production. Speaking with Unleash the Fanboy, Marc Silvestri, co-creator and CEO of Top Cow Productions, offered an update on the current status of the film, which has some exciting talent attached.
"We're partnered with Len Wiseman on The Darkness film. It's over at New Regency, which is on the Fox lot. We've gotten one draft of the script and we're working on that right now. It's going to happen. Witchblade is in the Darkness film. Originally she was going to be in there as an easter egg for the fans, who would know: hey, that's Sara Pezzini, that's the Witchblade.'
"The more we went along with the story, and the great thing is, the studio supports this. Len loves this, which is great because Len loves The Darkness, and that's what you want on your team. He knows more about The Darkness than I do. He'll say, oh, remember when this happened in this issue, and I'll go, ooooh, why yes, I do. He's awesome, his enthusiasm is awesome. Obviously, he's this talented director, so we're really excited to have him In there.'
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|7:00 PM, Thursday, November 28th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Hey, Walking Dead fans, gather 'round. This coming Sunday, December 1st, is the mid-season finale for Season 4 of the show! And AMC has helped us out by listing 10 Ways to Get Ready for Episode 8: "Too Far Gone."
Also, next month, be on the lookout for the Zone 4 podcast Walking Dead Mid-Season Extra right here on Comic Related!
1. Catch up on The Walking Dead Season 4 with an all-day marathon starting Sun., Dec. 1 at 2PM/1c leading up to the Mid-Season Finale at 9/8c.
2. Watch full recent episodes of The Walking Dead Season 4 on amc.com by using your cable provider log-in.
3. Watch a sneak peek video from Sunday's all-new episode, "Too Far Gone."
4. Check out two sneak peek photos from Episode 8.
5. Watch the three-part webisode series, The Walking Dead - The Oath, directed by Greg Nicotero.
6. Bookmark the new and improved The Walking Dead Story Sync, a two-screen experience for your smartphone, tablet or Internet Browser. (Sign on for the Mid-Season Finale this Sunday at 9PM ET/PT.)
7. Play the The Walking Dead Ultimate Fan Games to test your devotion to the series.
8. Turn yourself into a zombie with the Dead Yourself App, or transform your friends into the undead with Dead Yourself's new Bite Me feature.
9. Sign up for Dead Alert: The Walking Dead Newsletter to keep up-to-date between seasons (and to possibly win swag).
10. Go to TalkingDead.com and submit questions for host Chris Hardwick and guests Robert Kirkman and Lauren Cohan plus another surprise cast member from The Walking Dead.
Don't forget: You can always join a conversation with fellow fans in The Walking Dead Talk forum.
The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale airs this Sunday at 9/8c on AMC.
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|10:00 PM, Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
"It's the eve of a zombie outbreak, and Peter Parker finds himself a mysterious bag along with his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Will they survive?"
This is the synopsis of a new live-action short fan-film that has made some noise over the past week on YouTube. As of this posting, it has over 62,000 views, and a lot of positive comments.
The people behind it are careful to say that they are not associated with Marvel, Bruce Campbell or Sam Raimi, and that this is a non-profit, self-funded fan film, by fans, for fans.
The fan film centers around Marvel Zombies and the Army of Darkness colliding, featuring the aforementioned Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, as well as Ash Williams, zombie versions of Wolverine, Hulk, Iron Man and Spider-Man, and others. Ash has to protect Gwen Stacy when things go awry, leading to an epic battle between Ash and Wolverine.
The fan film is directed, shot and edited by Brian Rosenthal, written by Rosenthal and Eli David (Peter Parker), and produced by Rosenthal and Punktual Productions.
You can find full credits in the description area of the YouTube post.
No, the acting and production isn't perfect, but conceptually it's pretty cool, and the actor playing Ash, David VonHippchen was pretty faithful to the character.
So check it out, give it a thumbs up if you like it, and spread the word. Let us know in the comments below what you thought as well.
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