Artists Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen are big fans of ’80s pop culture. We know this not only because it’s the theme of their current Los Angeles art show, but also because they’ve each tackled one of the most popular properties of the decade exclusively for New York Comic-Con. Whalen has done two posters for Transformers (Autobots and Decepticons) and Perillo has done two for G.I. Joe (Joe and Cobra), all officially licensed by Hasbro. The Acid Free Gallery will be selling them at the convention, taking place October 11-14. See the full images below. Read More »


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Last year, San Francisco, CA residents were sad to hear their bread and butter comic convention, WonderCon, was moving to Anaheim for 2012. The reason was WonderCon’s home – the Moscone Center – was under construction and the expectation was that it would be back in 2013. That’s not necessarily the case.

Here’s the deal. The Moscone Center doesn’t have any dates available in Spring 2013, which is when WonderCon usually takes place, so there will be a comic convention in Anaheim on March 29-31, 2013. The question is whether or not it’ll be called WonderCon. Comic-Con International is exploring the option of hosting a convention at the Moscone Center in the Fall and, if that works out, that will be called WonderCon and the March event will have a new name. Either way there will be at least two, and maybe three, major comic book conventions in California in 2013. Will Hollywood be at them all? Read more after the jump. Read More »

Marvel’s Phase Two is coming together. That was the message presented at New York Comic-Con this past weekend as Marvel President Kevin Feige was on hand to promote next summer’s The Avengers. Of course, he was also bombarded with questions about what’s happening after that. Among the revelations were that the first post-Avengers movie, Iron Man 3, is the beginning of a new phase that will ultimately lead to The Avengers 2 and that film will likely feature a new team. Doctor Strange could factor into that plan and the Hulk TV show might even link up. It’s all explained after the jump along with the full Avengers panel for your viewing pleasure. Read More »

Is Cillian Murphy in The Dark Knight Rises? Want to watch the full Avengers teaser trailer from the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, a behind the scenes featurette of the Joss Whedon film or the first scene of Green Lantern: The Animated Series? When will we be able to see the pilot for Powers? Where does Tony Stark now live in The Avengers storyline? Does Joe Cornish have an ant-sized update on Ant-Man? What does Tom Hiddletson have to say about Loki’s plans in The Avengers? Were there a lot of beautiful cosplayers at New York Comic Con? When might we get some Kick Ass 2 news and how does Bruce Wayne feel about the Occupy movement? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits! Read More »

While we’re all very excited for Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, the prolific director has also had an action spy film, Haywire (formerly known as Knockout), sitting in the wings for a while. Today at Comic-Con, Soderbergh hit the stage to premiere the film’s trailer and chat with MMA fighter Gina Carano, the star and inspiration of the film.

Judging from the trailer and clip shown at the panel, Haywire mostly appears to be an excuse for Soderbergh to make a hard-hitting action film. Carano’s fighting talents were on full display — especially in a drawn out fight scene with co-star Michael Fassbender — but she seems to be less adept at dialog or other scenes not involving elbows to the face.

Take a look at the trailer below and judge for yourself. Read More »

DC Not Planning for Justice League Movie

Justice League of America

Geoff Johns, speaking at New York Comic-Con, confirmed that Warner Bros and DC are not currently planning for a superhero team-up Justice League of America movie. ComicBookMovie reports that when Johns was asked about the possibility of shared-universe films á la Marvel, Johns responded with the following:

“I’m going to speak frankly: I think our characters are bigger than Marvel’s.” He said that he’d rather spend time building each character on his or her own rather than “smashing them together.”

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Duncan Jones Will Follow Moon With Mute


We’d recently thought that Moon director Duncan Jones would make the submarine thriller Escape From the Deep as his next feature, but now it seems like Mute, the film he’d previously likened to a Berlin Blade Runner, will be next after all. Moon won the prize for best new British feature over the weekend at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and that win may have helped push Mute forward. Screen Daily reports the UK-German co-production will once again be produced by Moon producer Stuart Fenegan, but with a lot more money: $25m instead of $5m. Read More »

Last weekend while Devindra and I were at the New York Comic-Con, we had the opportunity to speak with director Pete Docter (Monsters Inc.) and producer Jonas Rivera about Pixar’s new film, Up. Both have had a long and storied history at Pixar, and we were grateful to be able to speak with them about their inspirations for making the film, as well as their take on the direction that Pixar (and the industry) is headed. Hit the jump for the full video interview.

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McG stopped by the New York Comic Con panel to discuss some Terminator Salvation footage and field questions from fans. While he discussed some topics already covered at the San Diego Comic Con last year, there was also quite a bit of new info, in addition to a bit of hilarity due to Bale’s recent antics.

Before we saw the footage, McG spent a lot of time on the defensive trying to justify this movie’s existence. He mentioned chatting with James Cameron about this project, but stops short of saying that Cameron gave the film any sort of particular blessing. From the way he described, it seems more like Cameron basically wished him well as professional courtesy. Given that this project is so far along, I’m surprised McG still feels the need to defend it so much. Read More »