Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pick & Pull: July 31, 2013 - 3 Guns, Batman, Collider + More!

It's the return of the much loved weekly editorial for best comics to check out this week! Pick & Pull is back and just in time to see some great things in the making. This week we have Neil Gaiman joining Marvel in a way, 3 Guns is better than 2, and it's getting dark in here.

3 Guns #1 (of 6) - This is a sequel to 2 Guns (catchy title really). This time around they throw in a girl for you know more jokes and battles between each other. Looks pretty promising to be fun and action packed.

Batman Annual #2 - The first annual was pretty emotional with Mr. Freeze getting sweet and touching origins. So it's only natural to pick up the 2nd issue and see where we will go. This team has never really let us down in the emotional, action, or drama side of things.

Captain Midnight #1 - This is really part of the trend by Dark Horse to bring older characters back to life, but with Joshua Williams behind it, I have to pick it up!

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 - They are bringing one of Neil Gaiman's characters into the Marvel universe in a big way and it all starts here. Check out Angela in this issue!

Sheltered: A Pre-Apocalyptic Tale #1 - The title is just the cool strange part of it!

Collider #1 - This one snuck up on me and sounded so intriguing to sic-fi reader in me. It's like a mixture of Fringe and other sci-fi goodies.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Newcomer Taron Egerton In Talks to Join Matthew Vaughns "Secret Service"

Variety is reporting that director Matthew Vaughn might have found his co-star in 'Secret Service', an adaptation of the popular Mark Millar comic series, in finding newcomer Taron Edgerton. The film is being directed by Vaughn with Colin Firth starring as the seasoned secret agent that is tasked with training his nephew (Edgerton).

The film gained some attention when Vaughn passed up doing the sequel to his hit X-Men: First Class to do The Secret Service. That shows he believes in the film and is putting all his mind in it. He did that with Kick-Ass (another adaptation of Millar's work).

Other actors have been eyed for the role including Kick-Ass himself, Aaron Johnson, Jack O'Connell and others. They must see something in this new kid to give him the shot. Now they have the main characters except the female lead and villain.

Sources say Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote are rumored to be in the mix for the female lead, while the studio would like a big actor for the villain. Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio have turned down the offer. Booo!!

What do you guys think about the new casting choice?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

David S. Goyer Gives Title ideas for Man of Steel Sequel Featuring Batman!

Warner Bros. blew everyone out of the water last weekend when they announced that the sequel to Man of Steel will feature the eagerly wanted return of Batman to the silver screen. I honestly don't know how somebody could not be freaking out right now at the thought of this actually happening!

Man of Steel scribe David S. Goyer was announced to return for the sequel featuring Batman. He gave a little interview and some thoughts on what the title could possibly end of being.
 "So the next film we’re making, we’re already in pre-production, comes out in summer of 2015 and it’s–we’re actually not sure whether the title is Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman but yes, it’s–that rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and that’s happening.”
 Also, reports are coming in that WB bought the domains for, BatmanVsSuperman, and I can only imagine the team of guys staring a board with two names and taking votes on which one. I would just close my eyes and aim and hopefully hit the board (area). Quite an accomplishment in my book.

More news to follow! What do you think it should be titled?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Comic-Con: Avengers Sequel Officially Titled 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' + Logo!

Marvel just dropped a huge bomb! They sneakily entered a quick little trailer into their Hall H presentation for the Avengers sequel! It is officially titled Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This was a huge surprise and greatly loved by anyone who read the crossover series this summer! This is big news for where we will see this series go. We actually might get to see more of Hank Pym before  the Antman movie likely.

The footage was showing a alien temple with a man walking up to it and than some quick footage of The Avengers with lines from the first one. Than we get a shot of Ultron's pretty CGI face! Than bam title pops up to crowd applause.

I can not wait for this!

Thoughts on Marvel using comic story arc for film?

Comic-Con: Superman/Batman Officially Announced!!

Holy S@#$ Batman!! Warner Bros. Just announced something that will blow away any doubts it would ever happen. After so many years of rumors and nothing happening, Warner Bros. announced at the end of the pretty spectacular panel that a Man of Steel sequel will be made. Just not any old sequel. It's a Superman/Batman Worlds Finest movie!!

Ok this just blew me away. I knew they wanted to do something with Batman before Justice League but not the epic Superman/Batman movie.

At the end of the panel, they pulled a "oh one more thing" and Zack Snyder pops up on stage and thanks for the support of Man of Steel. He than announces Man of Steel sequel with
“It’s official that we are gonna make another Superman movie… The truth is you don’t want me to tell you what the movie’s about, but I can say that maybe there’s a single element that will be in the film that I could help you out with…”
Then, Man of Steel star Harry Lennix comes out to read a passage from Frank Millers The Dark Knight Returns.
He reads "“I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat.  I want you to remember the one man who beat you.”
Than the lights go out and a logo pops up on screen showing the Batman symbol behind the "S" Shield!! Superman/Batman is officially on people!!

Here is the logo that popped up on screen

UPDATE: Official Press Release Now Online After Jump! 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Comic-Con: First Trailer for The Walking Dead Season 4 Online!

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) has started off with a boom this week and so much news and so little time to get it all online for your pretty geek minds to awww over. I've been doing that the last 2 days! It isn't even the weekend yet.

The Panel for AMC's The Walking Dead was held a little bit ago in legendary Hall H and some things were viewed that were accepted greatly and a few boos to some characters. There was a ton of new footage shown that feature walkers acting different and walkers in the prison! Who let them in? hmm. 

The trailer has made its way online and here it is fellas! 

The Walking Dead returns on October 13th

More to come! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Comic-Con: Fantastic Godzilla Poster with Viral Marketing!

San Diego Comic-Con isn't even here yet and so much news and hype is coming out of San Diego. Godzilla has had a presence at the Con for the last couple of years and has been getting bigger every year. This year they are taking a major leap into events and viral marketing that is rich in content. Reminds me of Cloverfield viral marketing.

Warner Bros. released a crazy awesome poster for the film and I'm getting super excited about this film more and more. They will have a pretty giant presence at SDCC this year and it will only get better.

UPDATE: Viral Marketing

Viral marketing has been pretty huge on Godzilla lately and stuff has been going down all day today for it. They have been getting updates over last couple of days that include a random letter here and there in bold red. A new update allows SDCC badge holders to put in those letters as secret code "SERIZAWA" into to get tickets to a epic encounter later this week.

Random Fact: Dr. Daisuke Serizawa is the name of the scientist in the original 1954 Godzilla film. History lesson of day folks.

More news to follow what this event will hold!

SDCC is here almost!

Comic-Con: New Predator Project Being Announced?

This is doesn't happen very often, A Facebook page for a movie that came out 3 years ago post an image that raises questions. Well, it has happened now. 20th Century Fox's 2010 film Predators updated a new image that is mysterious and makes us wonder.

"There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man... We're all gonna die." Thats all the image says but the background is a above city view of San Diego. Timing is way to good for it not to be related to San Diego Comic-Con.

A new movie?, Game?, tv series?, anime?, who knows?

Also, 20th Century Fox does have a panel that features Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Wolverine, and a "surprise". Hmm wonder what that could be?

We will find out more info soon

SDCC starts this week!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Why Pacific Rim Needs to be a Box Office Smash

Ok I normally don't do editorials on movies that haven't come out yet or any really at all based around this. So, I will say it straight up, Please, Please go and see Pacific Rim. I haven't seen it yet so I'm not sure if it will be as amazing as it looks. All I know is we need this movie to be a hit! For the sake of cinemas future.

Hollywood has a problem. They won't admit it but they do. It only sees the money in sequels, reboots, or adaptations of books or comics. So that leaves little room for the original movies to get made with proper budgets. Not many studios would take a risk of $100 million + on an original idea for a summer tent pole. Legendary Pictures did with the mega-movie Pacific Rim. Giant Robots and Monsters with Charlie Hunnam. High Concept right there.

The early tracking of Pacific Rim isn't looking too well. If everything goes how it's looking, then we could have this years version of Battleship (last years big budget film tanking). That isn't good for more than a studio losing money. Battleship and John Carter were different, they are adaptations of books and games. We the consumers are just as likely to blame for it as them. We go in groups to see this stuff usually.

As a fan of original material making it to big screen with a budget of $100 million +, I advise you to try and see this movie in theaters. We deserve other movies to get the chance to be big and bad and awesome. Lets try and turn this film tracking around and save cinema. I know its a big task, but I believe we can do it together.

Now, back to your regular scheduled programing.

P.S. I will be taking a slight vacation for the week so likely won't do any post. Just remember Comic-Con is just around the corner!