Fantastic Four Canceled

If 2015 was already a bad year for Fantastic Four, it doesn’t sound like 2016 is shaping up to be much better for Marvel’s first family. 20th Century Fox’s franchise reboot of the comic book property bombed hard at the box office and now Marvel Comics is shelving the superhero team, at least for awhile. Get the details below. Read More »

Star Wars The Force Awakens poe dameron bb-8

Oscar Isaac‘s character Poe Dameron was originally supposed to be a smaller part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but his expanded role has been embraced by long-time fans of the George Lucas-created franchise. Fans won’t have to wait until Star Wars: Episode VIII’s release on May 26th 2017 to get more from the best X-wing pilot in The Resistance. Git the jump for more information on the Poe Dameron comic book series.
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deadpool tv spot

Deadpool is tough nut to crack in the pages of a comic book, where just about anything can happen without anyone blinking an eye, so watching him make his way to the big screen has been an interesting experience. Although Wade Wilson is a superhero with abilities that push him beyond the realm of a normal human, his defining trait is his mouth. This guy talks. Constantly. And he often seems more than a little self-aware about the fact that he’s a comic book character.

The newest TV spot for director Tim Miller‘s upcoming Deadpool movie does everything that it can to sell this tricky character in 30 seconds. Whether or not Tim Miller’s film ultimately works is up in the air (we’ve got our fingers crossed), but we’ll say this much – they certainly seem to have nailed Deadpool himself, whose silliness has the potential to be overbearing if not handled with a deft touch.

Check out the new Deadpool TV spot after the jump.

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Independence Day 2 trailer release

Twenty years will have passed between the time Independence Day hit theaters and Roland Emmerich‘s sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence gets released on June 24th 2016. What happened in that time? Titan Comics will be publishing a prequel to the upcoming movie, which they are teasing as “a rich psychological prison drama”. Preview the first couple covers of the Independence Day: Resurgence comic book and learn more about the series, after the jump.
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new batman v superman footage

The next few months are going to be vital for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The subject matter of the movie alone makes it clear that a lot of people are going to see this thing no matter what – this is the first time we’ve seen a film like this in any capacity. However, the latest trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel, the one we picked apart frame by frame, the one that is being shown to record-breaking audiences around the world before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is genuinely lousy. That doesn’t mean the movie is bad, or even that the raw footage in the preview isn’t good, but it’s a disastrous piece of marketing that seems to go out of its way to make the movie look as unappealing as possible.

The newest international TV spot for the film isn’t that bad. It’s certainly better edited and it’s a little more focused on the main even of the movie, Batman and Superman dishing out pain and punches and grimaces, than the meandering main trailer. Most importantly, it contains just enough new shots and moments to be worthy of your time and feverish analysis.

Watch the new Batman v Superman footage after the jump.

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marvel mondo gallery

Mondo, the purveyor of the coolest geek-centric art, toys and apparel to ever sell out in seconds, have gone and put together a Marvel Comics gallery show. Located at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, Snikt. Bamf. Thwip: A Celebration of Marvel Comics is an art show for comic book fans of all tastes. Whether you want something traditional (there’s Spider-Man aplenty!) or something a little off the beaten path (Hypno-Creature?!), there’s a little something for everybody.

And we are pleased to present an exclusive look at every single poster premiering at the show’s opening tonight. Check out the new Marvel Mondo Gallery after the jump.

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deadshot batman

Did you think Warner Bros. was going to cast Will Smith as a major character in their burgeoning DC superhero movie universe and then only put him in one movie? Even if Suicide Squad doesn’t light fandom on fire (which seems unlikely at this point), we’ll probably see a great deal of Smith’s Deadshot in the years ahead. After all, the DC universe’s greatest marksman is a strong utility player – you can slide him into just about any story, starring any superhero, and he’ll function as a worthwhile adversary and/or reluctant ally.

So perhaps it isn’t too surprising that new rumors suggest that Smith’s Deadshot will share the screen with Ben Affleck‘s Batman in the latter’s first solo film, which is due out in sometime in 2018. Or 2019. No one seems to know. In any case, Warner Bros. may have realized that Affleck and Smith sharing the screen was too huge of an opportunity to pass up and took the appropriate steps.

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avengers 2 deleted scene

I’ve gone the record many times that I’m a big fan of Avengers: Age of Ultron and will do so again here: I am a big fan of Avengers: Age of Ultron. I like its weird energy and how jam-packed with stuff it is. I love the banter between these characters and I love watching their relationships put through the grinder. Marvel’s name may be above the title, but this is a Joss Whedon movie thorough and through – you come out of this shiny, colorful, pop culture extravaganza feeling a little roughed up. It’s his way.

Any yet, I’ll be the first to admit that it feels like there are pieces of the story missing and important beats excised. This is especially evident on repeat viewings, where you can really start to see unnecessary, studio-mandated scenes (like Thor’s dumb cave adventure) butting heads with the stuff that actually matters. A new deleted scene from the film has been revealed as part of that new Marvel Cinematic Universe phase 2 box set and it feels like the kind of thing that really should have been in the final cut… and not just because it’s a fight scene between Thor and Vision.

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infinity war defenders

The upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War will represent the grand climax of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. All of the various story threads and all of the disparate characters established across multiple films will all come together to battle Thanos, the “Mad Titan” who has been watching from the sidelines since the events of The Avengers. Expect to see old standbys like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk team up with upcoming characters like Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther. Even the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to show up. These movies will encompass just about everyone.

Well, everyone who has appeared on the big screen. Fans hoping to see characters from the television corner of the MCU shouldn’t get their hopes up and Infinity War co-director Anthony Russo is already trying to cushion the blow. Read his Infinity War Defenders comments after the jump.

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harrow county tv series

Superheroes may be ruling screens both big and small these days, but caped crusaders and masked avengers are playing second fiddle to the little guys at your local comic book shop. While Marvel and DC continue to churn out reliably entertaining work, it’s the niche publishers like Image, Boom!, and Dark Horse that are delivering the real goods. While some truly great independent and creator-owned comics are making their way through film and television development right now, Syfy has acquired the rights to a series that deserves your complete and undivided attention.

That series is Harrow County and it is the best horror comic books being published in 2015. If it’s half as good in 2016, it’ll still be one of the most clever and spooky and oddly charming comics I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Hit the jump for more details on the Harrow County TV series.

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