San Diego Comic-Con keeps getting bigger, but San Diego does not. While some new hotels have gone up in the past several years, the convention center itself, and of course the city around it, has stayed the same size. Two years ago, amid bids from several other major cities, the convention signed a contact to stay in San Diego through 2016. That, however, was based heavily on an expected proposal to expand the convention center. That proposal was rejected earlier this month and then an appeal was voted down this week, pretty much killing any chance of an expansion. So where does that leave Comic-Con? Read more below about the potential for Comic Con moving. Read More »
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The Force is strong with the stars of Episode VII as the film has once again begun shooting, but that’s not all that’s happening in the world of Star Wars. Below, read about the following:
- Star Wars Episode VII has begun filming once again.
- Is Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta‘s Spin-Off Movie about Yoda?
- Possible confirmation of that Episode VII Stormtrooper helmet.
- Watch a video of the Star Wars Rebels timeline.
- Executives hint that Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity.
- Dave Filoni discusses the use of music and creation of character in Star Wars Rebels.
- Get a sneak peak at the Jakks Pacific toys for Star Wars Rebels.
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So much of today’s pop culture art is about the foreground. Actually, pretty much all of it is. That’s where the subject of the image usually resides and artists typically just service that. Which is why James White‘s solo show, Celscapes, is such a breath of fresh air. All the work has a subject, of course, but it’s more about the environment and setting than one particular central focus.
Celscapes opens Friday August 29 at the Bottleneck Gallery, at 60 Broadway in Brooklyn, NY with a reception from 7-10 p.m. It closes September 10. Below, check out a nice cross section of the James White Celscapes exhibit including pieces from Guardians of the Galaxy, The Shawshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men, Predator, The Iron Giant, He-Man, Scooby-Doo and many others. Read More »
Want to see some cool new concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past? Which star of The Wolverine is joining Arrow? Have photos of Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four hit the net? Does Ben Kingsley have some thoughts on the future of the Mandarin? Which superhero does Jessica Chastain should get their own movie? Has Scoot McNairy‘s Batman v Superman role been revealed? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Last year, the city of New York went nuts with Banksy fever. The famous, anonymous, Oscar-nominated British artist claimed residence in the city and put up a new piece of art every single day. It became a cultural phenomenon with people rushing all over the city to see the art and react. Some locals stole art, other defaced it and some even charged to view it. The whole thing became an incredibly interesting commentary on art as well as humanity.
Though Banksy himself did release a short film about the entire experience, now HBO is going to air a film of their own. Filmmaker Chris Moukarbel has crowd-sourced footage from people who saw the art first hand and made a documentary about it called Banksy Does New York. It’ll air on November 17. Read more about the Banksy HBO documentary below. Read More »
Kevin Smith has always been a comic book fan. His second and third movies were steeped in comics. To this day, he’ll occasionally write a comic and even maintains a podcast about Batman. And for a comic book fan/filmmaker, there’s really nothing better than getting Stan Lee to appear in your film. That happened for Smith in film number two, Mallrats, when Lee showed up – as himself – to spout a few gross words of wisdom to our hero, Brodie.
Now, almost 20 years later, Smith got Lee to return for his latest film, Yoga Hosers. Check out the image and more below. Read More »
Potential Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers below. Proceed with caution.
Marvel Studios Kevin Feige might be vague, but he very rarely lies. He told us Thanos would be in Guardians of the Galaxy years before it happened. He proclaimed that Captain America: The Winter Soldier would change the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it did. There are plenty of other teases that have yet to pay off, but which we believe will do so. One in particular concerns the Avengers.
Feige has long said what he loves about the team is that the core members could be changed along the way. Just because Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow are the team at the end of The Avengers and beginning of Avengers: Age of Ultron, that doesn’t mean they’ll always be the only team members.
Now, a new rumor suggests Feige’s prophecy will come true and Avengers: Age of Ultron will significantly change up the team roster by the end. Read the potential Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers below. Read More »
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Next Summer, when you finally sit down to see a new Pixar movie, you’ll first see Lava. It’s the company’s latest short film, directed by James Ford Murphy, which will play before Pete Docter’s Inside Out starting on June 19, 2015. The short stars a massive Hawaiian volcano named Uku who sits in the ocean, century after century, singing about his desire for love. Or, as he calls it, “Lava.”
The entire short is told through song. Below, you can finally get a glimpse at the short and listen to the beautiful song. Watch a clip from Pixar’s Lava below. Read More »