09/01/2015 - 12:02am | Updated: 3 hours 57 min Ago
The Star Trek Beyond charity fund drive has entered into its final 48 hours and a new video has been released featuring Simon Pegg announcing new prizes including Captain Kirk's chair on the Enterprise.
Outtakes from the crew's Omaze campaign are also featured, which includes a new look at an alien in Star Trek Beyond.
"Star Trek Beyond" has a July 8, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba.
Simon Pegg reveals a few on-set bloopers and a chance to win two new prizes when you donate to win a walk-on role in Star Trek Beyond in the final 48 hours! ENTER here.
In addition to the grand prize of a walk-on role in Star Trek Beyond, donate in the final 48 hours and you’ll also be entered to win a replica captain’s chair from the set as well as two tickets to the premiere of the new film.
Every $10 entry supports nine global organizations each nominated by members of the cast. Check out other once-in-a-lifetime experiences at omaze.com.
08/31/2015 - 11:36pm | Updated: 4 hours 20 min Ago
The CW released a new teaser poster for The Flash Season 2 with an image of Jay Garrick's helmet.
The poster reads: "Get Up To Speed."
The helmet was featured in Season 1, and most recently it's become known Teddy Sears will be playing Jay Garrick.
Highlight for a slight spoiler: Set pics revealed Garrick will have a romantic relationship of some sort with Caitlin Snow.
"The Flash" Season 2 premiers Tuesday, October 6th.
08/31/2015 - 11:21pm | Updated: 4 hours 34 min Ago
We get some very good news regarding the future of Marvel Studios in that it's being reported Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige will no longer have to report directly to Marvel CEO billionaire Ike Perlmutter.
THR reports that Feige will now report to Disney chairman Alan Horn.
It's said following& "several years of frustration," Feige recently "vented his unhappiness to Horn and Disney CEO Bob Iger earlier this summer."
Regarding the frustration, there have been numerous reports that Perlmutter has been stingy with the cast of the Marvel movies, with most notably Robert Downey Jr. It was once reported that Perlmutter wanted Robert Downey Jr. written out of Captain America: Civil War; however, it was said Feige smoothed things over. A while back there was also reports that Perlmutter was responsible for tensions between Marvel and the cast of the Avengers, with Robert Downey Jr. backing his fellow Assemblers in getting them re-signed and paid what they were owed.
Perlmutter also seemed to be the one holding up Marvel Studios from creating standalone female movies as leaked e-mails revealed he felt they wouldn't work.
Perlmutter is also said to be behind the tensions between Marvel and Fox Studios, as the eccentric billionaire ordered no merchandise to be developed for the various Fox-licensed movies (Marvel owns merchandise rights) with X-Men and Fantastic Four and also cancelled their respective comic books. With Perlmutter now out of the Marvel Studios equation, those earlier Avengers X-Men movie rumors are now rather interesting.
The report also makes mention that Marvel TV will still report to Perlmutter. That's rather interesting as, at least in my opinion, everything Marvel TV has recently done under Jeph Loeb has been rather horrible, which includes cancelling the popular Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon for Avengers Assemble, relaunching the goofy Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, and the lackluster attempts at the ABC shows with Agents Of SHIELD and Agent Carter. With Loeb reporting to Perlmutter and Feige reporting to Horn, we see there appears to be some distance and a gap created between the movies and TV, which is a good thing considering TV's poor attempts at the Marvel brand (again, in my opinion).
A Disney spokesperson released the following statement:
"Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step in its integration with The Walt Disney Studios, joining Pixar and Lucasfilm in centralizing many of its film-related functions in Burbank, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and co-president;Louis D’Esposito continuing to lead the Marvel Studios team reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn."
According to the article, an insider says "Feige has earned the opportunity to break free from Perlmutter, who is not only controlling, but also obsessed with thrift."
"Everybody knows Ike is difficult," the source said. "This has been a long time coming. Kevin has grown his entire career under Ike and now it just makes sense."
Sorry comic fans, but it's also stated in addition to Marvel TV, Perlmutter will "maintain oversight of publishing, animation and other New York-based operations."
08/31/2015 - 10:51pm | Updated: 5 hours 6 min Ago
Speculation immediately went to Michaelon Shannon playing Doomsday or maybe even some form of Bizarro.
However, now Michael Shannon clears the air by stating he was just making things up.
“I wasn’t there,” Shannon told the Daily Beast. “It’s a really awkward situation—I’m in the trailer for a movie that I didn’t work on.”
Shannon does confirm his voice will appear in Batman Vs. Superman and compares it to something similar to what happened with Jor-El appearing as a AI-ghost later on in Man of Steel.
“I went over and did some voice-over stuff because it’s like that ghost thing. But I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that. I get very nervous,” Shannon offered.
Regarding the flippers Shannon mentioned in a previous interview, the actor states he can't actually believe people took his answer as being serious.
“Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that,” Shannon said with a "baffled" smile. “That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right? But people took it seriously.”
Shannon does continue, with interstingly enough mention of Doomsday, offering he would come back even if he actually wore some sort of flipper appendages.
"Maybe they should add it, I don’t know! Maybe in Part 3, Doomsday will have flipper hands. I mean, look—nothing would make me happier than to work with Zack [Snyder] again, he’s hysterical and he’s a lot of fun to work with," Shannon said.
"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 as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman Vs. Superman Comic-Con Trailer:
08/31/2015 - 7:24pm | Updated: 8 hours 36 min Ago
Following three seasons, CBS has cancelled the Stephen King series Under The Dome.
While the series initially premiered to high ratings, subsequent episodes and seasons have not done all that well.
Under The Dome will end with the September 10th finale, but CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler offers the show will give fans closure.
"Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world," Tassler offered. "Dome’s event storytelling and multi-platform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of Extant and Zoo. We’re excited to present the final chapter in Chester’s Mill as the story comes full circle, with the Dome coming down as dramatically as it went up."
CBS also released the following promo for Under The Dome for the show's final episodes:
08/31/2015 - 6:12pm | Updated: 9 hours 47 min Ago
The trailer uses footage from Green Lantern, TRON: Legacy, Pacific Rim, John Carter and more, and looks pretty good.
We still have a while to wait for Green Lantern Corps, as the movie is set to be released in 2020, but perhaps we won't have to wait that long as it's possible a Green Lantern may be featured in the Justice League movie, which hits in 2017.
About a year ago saw Idris Elba comment on Green Lantern John Stewart fan art of himself stating he loves the idea.
Idris Elba is currently filming Star Trek Beyond; Garret Hedlund is featured in Pan with Hugh Jackman and was set to reprise for the third Tron movie, but Disney recently abruptly cancelled the project.
08/31/2015 - 5:59pm | Updated: 10 hours 43 sec Ago
Check out a first look at Lucy Lane in the CBS Supergirl TV series.
EW.com debuted the image of Jenna Dewan-Tatum playing Lucy Lane alongside Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen and Melissa Benoist as Kara.
Lucy Lane, the younger sister to Lois Lane, is described in the series as: “strong, smart and successful in her own right. She’s got a history with Jimmy Olsen and she’s come to town to right a previous wrong.”
“We hope to explore the history that Lucy has with James Olsen — or, as Lucy knows him, Jimmy Olsen,” executive producer Ali Adler teased. “I think we’re going to bring in her father. She not only plays a romantic foil with whatever Kara and James are brewing, but people will also be surprised that she’s really a woman’s woman. She and Kara develop their own friendship, too. We’re not just bringing her in to purposefully create tension. She serves a larger story drive.”
Lucy Lane's father happens to be General Sam Lane, and in the comics, Lucy Lane becomes Superwoman with her costume featuring a containment field that simulated Kryptonian powers.
"Supergirl" premieres Monday, October 26 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planetKrypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24,Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant(Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her tohelp them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
08/31/2015 - 5:39pm | Updated: 10 hours 20 min Ago
Marc Guggenheim took to his Ow.ly account to post an image of a Coast City billboard that reads:
In brightest day
In blackest night
Come to Coast City
When money's tight
Fans of Green Lantern will obviously recognize the reference to the Green Lantern oath.
There have been many references to Coast City and Green Lantern throughout the Arrow and The Flash Universe, with the biggest tease coming with mention of a missing pilot, another obvious nod to Hal Jordan.
Stephen Amell also recently stated it would be cool to have Green Latern as well.
Regarding WB not allowing Green Lantern for Arrow or The Flash, Guggenheim recently stated: "They announced the Green Lantern Corps movie, and I’d be surprised if it didn’t include Hal Jordan. It would be great but I doubt it very much.”
I suppose we can note Guggenheim didn't specifically state that they couldn't use Hal Jordan, just that he doubted it, so at least that does leave the possibility open that WB will let Green Lantern appear on Arrow and/or The Flash in some capacity.
08/31/2015 - 5:22pm | Updated: 9 hours 34 min Ago
The Flash Season 2 has found its villain.
Variety reports Tony Todd has been cast as the voice of The Flash villain, Zoom.
Todd, known for Candyman, is reported to voice Zoom who will first appear in the second episode, which is titled: "The Flash of Two Worlds."
“Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg offered. “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd. The Zoom outfit is much more organic than the Reverse-Flash suit. In a way, it’s hard to tell if it is a suit or alive… There’s no skin showing, for all you know there’s a robot underneath, or dark energy.”
Regarding what drives Zoom, Kreisberg said: “For us, the best villains are the ones who don’t have megalomaniacal ‘I want to rule the world’ motivations. Last year, the Reverse-Flash had a very simple goal which was ‘I just want to go home, and if people need to die or cities need to get wasted for me to get that, so be it.’ And Zoom has a very similar, personal goal this season… simple and easy to understand, and very primal. And just as with Wells last year, Zoom doesn’t care who gets hurt or what gets destroyed in the service of him getting his goal.”
"The Flash" Season 2 premiers Tuesday, October 6th on the CW.
08/30/2015 - 11:09pm | Updated: 1 day 4 hours Ago
Suicide Squad Trailer
Following Jared Leto having chopped his green Joker locks, now the actor has appeared tonight at the MTV Video Music Awards sporting a new colored do.
Check out images below of Leto at the VMAs with the new red hair style.
Jared Leto has a band with 30 Seconds To Mars.
"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, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.
08/30/2015 - 10:50pm | Updated: 1 day 5 hours Ago
A few days ago saw rumors stating DC Comics was in a $2 million pitfall, and that they were moving away from the recently launched DC YOU initiative.
Now in a recent interview, DC Comics co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee shoot down the rumors mentioning they aren't backing down from the new brand.
“If you’re trying to build a fan base, a new audience, you’ve got to nurture it. You’ve got to take your time. You’ve got to take your losses,” DiDio told the Los Angeles Daily News. “Sooner or later, it’s going to take hold and hopefully be a leader in the business. Right now, our goal is to try and feed out as much product that’s as different as possible to try and attract the widest audience possible.”
Didio did admit that DC will start "adjusting a little bit, and start to focus," looking at what’s working with the new "DC You" initiative and what has not. Likewise, Jim Lee says things are evolving as well.
“We had some hits, we have some things that are under-performing,” Jim Lee added. “What we (did) in June is definitely step one towards this sort of transformation of the (comics) line. And I think that story is still being written.”
08/30/2015 - 10:11pm | Updated: 1 day 5 hours Ago
Released during the VMAs, check out a new trailer for The Shannara Chronicles above.
The first season is based on the second book, The Elfstones of Shannara.
The series debuts January 2016.
Coming to MTV in January 2016, ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ is a new TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization, the story follows an Elven Princess, Amberle, a half-human half-elf, Wil, and a human, Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop a Demon army from destroying the Four Lands.
‘The Shannara Chronicles’ stars Poppy Drayton, Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett and John Rhys-Davies. The series is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Al Gough, Miles Millar, Dan Farah and author Terry Brooks.
08/30/2015 - 9:59pm | Updated: 1 day 6 hours Ago
Legendary horror writer and director Wes Craven has died at the age of 76.
Craven died today in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer, various news sites report.
Craven, of course, is known for a plethora of movies including A Nightmare On Elm Street, Swamp Thing, Scream, The Hills Have Eyes, and The Last House on the Left.
"It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, after battling brain cancer," his family wrote in a statement. "He was 76 years old. Craven was surrounded by love, in the presence of his family at home in Los Angeles."
08/29/2015 - 1:58am | Updated: 3 days 2 hours Ago
Former NFL football player turned actor Matthew Willig has been cast as the monstrous Inhuman Lash for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Season 3.
Willig took to his Twitter to have some fun teasing his transformation into Lash.
"Let's get #lash crazy!! It's coming and you won't believe how cool it looks!!" Willig posted.
In the comics, Lash's powers include the ability to absorb and project energy from his palms, which can disintegrate people.
"Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD" returns Tuesday, September 29th at 9 pm EST on ABC starring Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen.
@APoyntz I'm pumped for all roles!! But this ones a beast and I'm just feeding it a little...— Matthew Willig (@MatthewWillig) August 26, 2015
08/29/2015 - 1:44am | Updated: 3 days 2 hours Ago
This Saturday sees Disney XD airing the Guardians of the Galaxy animated shorts.
Now Marvel has released a preview for the Gamora origin, which can be watched above.
Watch a sneak preview of new animated shorts for “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” premiering this Saturday night on Disney XD!
Guardians of the Galaxy premiers September 26th on Disney XD at 9:30pm ET starring the voice talents of Will Friedle as Star-Lord, Trevor Devall as Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall as Gamora, David Sobolov as Drax, Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot and James Arnold Taylor as both Yondu and Cosmo.
The Guardians of the Galaxy animated series follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It's up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.
08/29/2015 - 1:19am | Updated: 3 days 2 hours Ago
Check out the epic Marvel Vs. DC animated fan-film "The Ultimate Crossover" put together by Saruhan Saral on YouTube.
Part one was posted four months ago, and now part two has been released as well.
Check out both parts below. It's pretty awesome!
08/29/2015 - 12:48am | Updated: 3 days 3 hours Ago
Assassin's Creed has a December 21, 2016 release date.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
ASSASSIN’S CREED stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox. ASSASSIN’S CREED opens in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.
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08/29/2015 - 12:22am | Updated: 3 days 3 hours Ago
Check out a first look at the new characters from American Horror Story: Hotel, the fifth series in the franchise.
The 13-episode fifth installment of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning franchise, American Horror Story: Hotel, premieres on FX on October 7th.
American Horror Story: Hotel features an all-star cast of Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock.
Ryan Murphy serves as Co-Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer and Director of American Horror Story: Hotel and Brad Falchuk is Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Writer. Tim Minear, Brad Buecker, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall also serve as Executive Producers. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
08/28/2015 - 11:58pm | Updated: 3 days 4 hours Ago
A new trailer has been released at PAX Prime for the Dungeons & Dragons-based RPG game Sword Coast Legends.
In addition, fans can play the game at PAX Prime and early access details have been revealed.
Developed by n-Space, Sword Coast Legends is a co-op, party-based PC RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast. The game offers an all-new way to play D&D by bringing the roleplaying dynamic between players and a Dungeon Master (DM) to life with a first-of-its-kind, real-time DM mode.
Visit Wizards of the Coast (Booth 1642) and join developer n-Space for an exclusive PAX Prime opportunity to play Sword Coast Legends with your friends for the very first time!
Early Access to Sword Coast Legends: n-Space just announced that fans who pre-order will be provided with nearly three-weeks of early access to the game, beginning as early as September 11 for Design Council members. Visit www.swordcoast.com/preorder for more details.
Check out these Sword Coast Legends PAX Panels to hear more from your favorite n-Space developers:
• Friday @ 8:30am: D&D Live with Acquisitions Inc. | Main Theater
• Saturday @ 1:00pm: Digital Dungeon Masters: Sword Coast Legends brings Tabletop-style D&D to Video Games w/Tim Schwalk, Jay Turner | Wyvern Theater
• Saturday @ 5:00pm: Origin Stories w/ Ash Sevilla | Chicken Theater
• Saturday @ 6:30pm: Foreplay Romance in Games w/ Jay Turner | Sasquatch Theater
• Monday @ 10:30am: Design a Dungeon w/ Jay Turner | Wyvern Theatre
PAX Prime takes place August 28-31 at the WashWashington State Convention Center: 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101.
Sword Coast Legends will be available for PC September 29th and consoles at a later date.