Marvel Comics is having a little fun at the expense of the cast and crew of the new Fantastic Four movie. In the new issue of the current Punisher series, #12, there are frames of three Hollywood actors discussing a new movie by a director with the last name “Trang.” They look incredibly similar to Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Kate Mara. Apparently their friend Michael, who plays a character named Johnny, is running late. And then their building explodes.
Yes, Marvel Comics has killed the cast of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four movie. Check out the panels below. Read More »
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The success of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie didn’t just reinvigorate that Marvel franchise. It’s about to resuscitate an underground Marvel character George Lucas all but killed in the Eighties.
Marvel Comics has announced it about to start publication of a new Howard the Duck comic book. On March 4, Howard the Duck #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones will be released, with the story following the alien duck on adventures as a private detective in the Marvel Universe. Below, see the cover of the issue, some sketches, the full first image and some quotes from the creative team about what to expect from the new Howard the Duck comic. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Christopher Nolan has some more Interstellar goodness coming our way. No, it’s not a sequel — it’s an Interstellar comic book about Dr. Mann, the astronaut who sets out on a “Lazarus mission” long before Matthew McConaughey‘s Cooper ever sets out into space. Get a look at the Interstellar comic after the jump. (But be warned there are massive spoilers for Interstellar ahead.)
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As fans patiently wait for something, anything official about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, we start to focus on other things. Like the new origin of Doctor Doom. Or the fact Marvel Comics cancelled all Fantastic Four comics and has been generally touchy with the characters for the last few years.
The prevailing thought was that Marvel Comics canceled the FF comics on purpose to spite the people who were making the film. That they didn’t want to help promote the film at all for 20th Century Fox, which will be releasing the new movie and handles the rights. Extreme conspiracy theorists wondered if canceling the comics would hurt the film, Fox would give up the rights, and the Fantastic Four could magically jump into Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Turns out, as you might have expected, that’s 100% not the case. The Chairman and CEO of Fox, Jim Gianopulos, said as much in a recent interview and you can read his quotes about the Fantastic Four cancellation conspiracy below.
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Once Guardians of the Galaxy became a monster hit movie, it was obvious those characters were about to become part of our culture. Big time. So in addition to all the merchandise, art and the 2017 sequel, we got news of a new animated series. And now, Marvel Comics is launching a kid-friendly comic book to go along with other comics titles, which are aimed a bit older.
Below, we’ve got more on that as well as a stop to the rumor the new animated Guardians of the Galaxy Disney XD show has anything at all to do with the movies. Read More »
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So what was the deal with all those epic Marvel Comics teases? Has Batman v Superman set construction begun in Chicago? What’s The Rock saying about Shazam? Why did it take so long for Batman: The Complete Series to hit Blu-ray? When does Agent Carter start airing? Is there a way to simultaneously cosplay and be really warm at night? Has Jack Kirby‘s name been added to the Marvel Comics he co-created? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Come on, admit it. Sometime after Marvel Studios announced their full Phase Three schedule, you thought, “What could they do next?” How do you follow up an Infinity War? Especially one that is presented in two parts? And that’s just the one studio. Sony, Fox, and Warner Bros. all have dozens of movies scheduled for release in the next five or six years. You can look at the entire schedule at this link.
Many sites made really nice infographics to visualize all of those movies coming out, but one site went a step further. It mapped out movies through 2025 — none of which, admittedly, are real. Check out a funny superhero movie calendar from 2020 to 2025. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
There are plenty of Batman fans who’d like to forget the Joel Schumacher films ever existed. Even the director himself sounds apologetic when he talks about his second one, admitting he “didn’t do a good job.” But now he’s actually going back to revisit that world, in comic book form.
A new report indicates Schumacher is writing a Batman and Robin sequel, which will be drawn by Dustin Nguyen. The twelve-issue series is based on Batman Triumphant, the never-made third film in the Schumacher Batman trilogy. Hit the jump for more on the Batman and Robin sequel.
UPDATE: Schumacher has denied the Batman and Robin sequel comic reports, as reported by Bleeding Cool.
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Everything is connected in the new Star Wars universe. The TV shows, movies, and books, all tell one cohesive story. That’s part of the way Lucasfilm and Disney are now doing business in a galaxy far, far away and a brand new endeavor spotlighting that singular story was just announced.
Next year, Marvel will release a comic series called Star Wars – Kanan: The Last Padawan. Kanan is one of the stars of Star Wars Rebels. He’s voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr. and is the lone Jedi on the crew. However, in a time where all Jedi are being hunted down and murdered, that’s not exactly a great thing to be. This comic will tell how he got to that point.
Star Wars – Kanan: The Last Padawan hits shelves in April. Below, see the cover of the first episode and read more from writer and Star Wars Rebels executive producer Greg Weisman. Read More »