04/25/2015 - 12:41am | Updated: 9 hours 43 min Ago
The sequel to The Wolverine continues to move forward as Michael Green is writing the script.
Green is known for the Green Lantern movie and wrote the script for Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2.
The Wolverine 2 is said to be Hugh Jackman's final movie portraying Wolverine (I'm guessing Fox is going to reboot the X-Men to bring the characters to the here-and-now).
James Mangold will also be back to direct and is advising on the script.
The Wrap reports Mangold was originally tapped to direct The Deep Blue Goodbye, but the movie has been shelved due to Christian Bale hurting his knee, leaving Mangold able to fully focus on The Wolverine 2, which hits theaters on March 3, 2017.
The Wolverine netted Fox over $414 million in 2013.
04/25/2015 - 12:20am | Updated: 10 hours 4 min Ago
We get a look at the box art for the upcoming release of the X-Men: Days Of Future Past "Rogue Cut" extended version.
An image of the steelbook version of the Blu-Ray has surfaced online.
The "Rogue Cut" will feature almost 20 minutes of extra footage, which includes more from Anna Paquin's Rogue, Halle Berry's Storm and more.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past "Rogue Cut" will be released this Summer.
04/25/2015 - 12:12am | Updated: 10 hours 12 min Ago
Bryan Singer has taken to Instagram to share a look at Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan as the two look to get ready to film X-Men: Apocalypse for their characters, Jean Grey and Scott Summers, respectively.
"X-Men: Apocalypse" has a May 27, 2016 release directed by Bryan Singer starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Channing Tatum, Ian McKellen, Rose Byrne, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Oscar Issac.
04/24/2015 - 11:49pm | Updated: 10 hours 20 min Ago
A lawsuit has been filed against Disney and Marvel Studios claiming copyright infringement and unfair and deceptive trade practices over the look of the Iron Man movie designs.
The Wrap reports two brothers, Ben and Ray Lai, are claiming Marvel has infringed on the designs of their Radix comic, as much like the movie version of Iron Man, the characters in Radix wear “highly detailed, mechanized suits of body armor.”
Note: Back when Iron Man 3 was released, the brothers filed a cease-and-desist letter with Disney over promotional material.
The gist of the current lawsuit contends that Ben and Ray Lai created Radix in 2001 and then were hired by Marvel a year later “to work as artists on its various comic book franchises.” The brothers claim the comic book version of Iron Man was simpler prior to their Marvel involvement and are claiming Marvel nabbed their idea from Radix for the upgrade.
The comics “typically depicted Iron Man wearing simple spandex-like attire and minimal armor,” the lawsuit reads, where the movie franchise depicts Iron Man “wearing a fully mechanized suit of armor” which becomes increasingly complex over the span of the films.
The lawsuit continues arguing: "In the films, Iron Man is depicted wearing mechanized body armor that appropriates the copyrighted artistic work of the Plaintiff without authorization or attribution.”
And also: "The plot of each Iron Man film centers on the protagonist as he creates and builds increasingly powerful and futuristic versions of this body armor … that allow him to fly, shoot projectiles, and perform other superhuman feats."
In addition to the claim of copyright infringement, the lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages and a permanent injunction barring further alleged copyright infringement.
Browsing the various Iron Man comic designs, it appears as if the Iron Man comic went with a more modern version of Iron Man around 1994-99, which was up to eight years prior to the two brothers having worked at Marvel, and something the lawsuit omits as part of its exhibit "A."
The Prometheum armor in Heroes Reborn from 1996 seems to be the genesis of the modern day Iron Man:
This one is from 1999 (Model 18):
04/24/2015 - 10:51pm | Updated: 11 hours 33 min Ago
Cobie Smulders, known for playing Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel movies, poses topless in the latest issue of Women's Health magazine where the actress reveals she had a bout with cancer a few years ago.
Smulders, age 33, reveals she had ovarian cancer when she was 25 while on How I Met Your Mother.
"I had tumors on both ovaries," Smulders said. "And the cancer had spread into my lymph nodes and surrounding tissues."
Smulders went through multiple surgeries to remove the cancer over a two-year period, according to the article.
"I don't think I'll ever feel like I'm cancer-free,"Smulders offered. "Now that I'm five years out, I'm trying to think of it as a positive thing and what can I learn from it. And if I can create more awareness, I'll do it."
Smulder continues by discussing what she feels is the meaning of "healthy."
"I always associate 'healthy' with 'healthy eating," she said. "I'm big into 'you are what you eat' and if you're taking care of yourself in that respect, then you're going to feel good. Look good, feel good."
Regarding the topless pics, Smulders explains her reason behind doing it is: "because it's a women's magazine, I feel like being topless is more about being confident and about being happy with your body rather than trying to excite somebody else. That's what this cover was more about."
Cobie Smulders can next be seen in "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" on May 1st, and will be reprising as Maria Hill for an upcoming episode of "Agents Of SHIELD."
04/24/2015 - 10:12pm | Updated: 12 hours 2 min Ago
Following the leaked images and video in addition to the actor teasing the character many times, an official first look at Jared Leto as the Joker in the Suicide Squad movie has been released.
"The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J!" director David Ayer tweeted as April marks the the 75th anniversary of the Batman villain's first appearance.
"Suicide Squad" has an August 5, 2016 release date directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Viola Davis is playing Amanda Waller.
04/24/2015 - 7:45pm | Updated: 14 hours 39 min Ago
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he weighed in on the Batman Vs. Superman debate.
Jon Stewart seems to think Superman would win as Batman is just a guy with a "nice belt."
Tyson then goes on to state what it's about:
Who does Batman report to? The commissioner and ultimately the mayor. Who does Superman report to? It's no one we know. It's no one we have any insight into. He just behaves in whatever way he wants, and so at the end of day, what might matter is the public reception of the superhero's conduct. If Batman executes our wishes in the city, and Superman does what the hell he wants, that's a conflict.
Tyson was featured in the Batman Vs. Superman trailer below voicing: "We are talking about a being whose various existence challenges our own sense of priority in the universe."
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
04/24/2015 - 7:25pm | Updated: 14 hours 55 min Ago
Following the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie, The Visit, now an international trailer has been released.
The Visit has a September 11, 2015 release starring Deanna Dunagan, PeterMcRobbie, Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge; produced by Jason Blum and MarcBienstock.
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
04/24/2015 - 7:17pm | Updated: 15 hours 7 min Ago
Check out a new trailer above for Barely Lethal, which stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Samuel L. Jackson.
Barely Lethal has a May 29, 2015 release directed by Kyle Newman also starring Thomas Mann, Dove Cameron, Gabe Basso, Toby Sebastian, Rachael Harris, Rob Huebel, Finesse Mitchell, Dan Fogler, Thom Bishops, Bruno Gunn, Steve-O and Jason Drucker.
A teenage special ops agent yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as an exchange student in a typical American high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of being a teenager can be more difficult than international espionage.
04/24/2015 - 6:43pm | Updated: 15 hours 41 min Ago
A new extended spot has been released for Disney's Tomorrowland with "Remember The Future."
Tomorrowland has a May 22, 2015 release starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Lochlyn Munro, Pierce Gagnon, Keegan-Michael Key and Chris Bauer.
Tomorrowland movie stars George Clooney (Gravity, Ocean's 11), Hugh Laurie (House, Blackadder) and Britt Robertson (Scream 4, Life Unexpected) in an epic science fiction movie from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.
What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever. Featuring a screenplay by Brad Bird and Lost writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof, from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Bird, Tomorrowland promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
04/24/2015 - 6:29pm | Updated: 15 hours 55 min Ago
At least the internet is not exploding over this one.
Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo participated in an interview with Cosmopolitan where the interviewer flipped the questioning around and asked Ruffalo "sexist" questions.
Cosmo noted how Johansson was asked "sexist" questions while promoting the first Avengers movie, so decided to ask Ruffaloa similar line of questioning.
Ruffalo is asked about his diet and exercise routine as well as what he is wearing on the Red Carpet and more.
Scarlett Johansson also talks about training for Captain America 3 and performing stunts.
Regarding the internet exploding, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner found themselves in the hot seat when people overreacted to jokes about Black Widow.
"The Avengers 2" hits May 1, 2015.
04/24/2015 - 5:08pm | Updated: 17 hours 16 min Ago
The Flash Reckoning Trailer
The last episode of The Flash saw Barry, Cisco and Caitlin discover Wells' secret room in Star Labs.
Now the CW has released a comic book-inspired teaser image on Twitter revealing what happens next.
Well's cpu/AI, Gideon, responds to Barry's questioning about knowing who he is with, "Also known as The Flash, founding member of the Justice --."
Check it out below.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8pm ET on the CW.
04/24/2015 - 4:56pm | Updated: 17 hours 26 min Ago
Five new international spots for Terminator: Genisys have landed online and can be watched below.
"Terminator Genysis" has a July 1, 2015 release starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese.
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
04/24/2015 - 4:44pm | Updated: 17 hours 40 min Ago
"Yes, there's definitely at least one Dreadstar comic book story in the works," Starlin announced on Facebook. "All other info on this project will be announced as we go along."
About two months ago saw word of the Dreadstar TV series of which Starlin will serve as executive producer and series writer.
Starlin's Dreadstar centers around the last survivor of the Milk Way, Vanth Dreadstar, who forms a motley cast of crewmates that get caught between two powerful evil empires, the Monarch and the Church of The Instrumentality.
The Dreadstar Omnibus can be purchased through Amazon.
Jim Starlin's Dreadstar is now available in the Omnibus format! The first and complete arc (made up of the first 12 issues) from Starlin's epic saga is collected in one place! The pages in this new edition have been produced by digitally scanning from the original film! Also featuring the original covers and character art! Dreadstar features the adventures of Vanth Dreadstar and his crew! Dreadstar, the last survivor of the destroyed Milky Way Galaxy, found himself transported to the Empirical Galaxy! There, recruited by the sorcerer Syzygy Darklock, Dreadstar helped bring an end to a two-hundred-year-old war between the corrupt Monarchy and the fanatical Instrumentality. Containing close to 400 pages of story, art and more!
04/24/2015 - 4:33pm | Updated: 17 hours 51 min Ago
With Batman Vs. Superman inspired by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel, DC Comics has announced Miller will return for the third part of the comic series.
Frank Miller will write The Dark Knight III: The Master Race along with Brian Azarello, with the artist to-be-announced. The eight-issue comic will be released twice per month starting this Fall.
“THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE”
Completes Trilogy in Legendary “Dark Knight” Saga
DC Entertainment announced today that bestselling, iconic Batman writer and artist Frank Miller will write the epic conclusion of the celebrated THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS saga.
The “THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE” is the sequel to Miller’s 1986 classic THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS – heralded by TIME Magazine as one of the 10 greatest graphic novels of all time – and its 2001-2002 follow-up series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN.
Miller will be joined by acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER, and WONDER WOMAN) on the eight-issue comic book periodical, to be published twice a month under the DC Comics imprint. Marking the 30th anniversary of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS original series, this periodical is slated for publication beginning in late Fall 2015.
“Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting," said Miller, "but we’ll do our best.”
“We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman,” according to Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, Co-Publishers for DC Entertainment. “The story he and Brian have crafted is an astounding and triumphant conclusion to this seminal body of work which influenced and shaped generations of readers and creators alike.”
According to Azzarello, “It's been an amazing experience collaborating with Frank these past six months. I think we have an epic story that these characters truly deserve.”
Artists for the project have yet to be announced.
04/24/2015 - 4:10pm | Updated: 18 hours 4 min Ago
Star Wars Battlefront Reveal Trailer
Check out more details on the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront video game as game design director Niklas Fegraus participated in a Twitter Q&A.
The game will be available November 17th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC., with the first free DLC, "Battle Of Jakku," arriving December 8th and a week earlier for those who pre-order.
Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.
Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8, 2015.
04/24/2015 - 4:02pm | Updated: 18 hours 22 min Ago
A new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight will be released in three days.
Watch a teaser for the full trailer above.
Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC on June 23rd.
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.
04/24/2015 - 3:29pm | Updated: 18 hours 55 min Ago
The CW released "Reckoning" trailer for the final four episods of The Flash for this season.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8pm ET on the CW.
04/24/2015 - 11:55am | Updated: 22 hours 27 min Ago
Two days ago saw Robert Downey Jr. walk out of an interview while promoting Avengers 2 as the questions turned away from the movie and to RDJ's sordid past.
Now Robert Downey Jr. has fired back at British reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy while getting ready for an appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael.
Robert Downey Jr. posted an image of himself with Diane Sawyer, known for her own hard-hitting interviews, adding, "A corrective experience with legitimate journalism."
RDJ referenced Sawyer's name in the Avengers 2 interview with, "It’s getting a little Diane Sawyer in here.”