This year, Evangeline Lilly is the de facto queen of San Diego Comic-Con. Not only will the actress be on hand to promote the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she may be there for Marvel Studio’s Ant-Man, plus she’s finally fulfilling a lifelong dream. Lilly has always wanted to be a writer and she will debut her brand new book, The Squickerwonkers, at the Con with a panel and signing.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Lilly about all three of these things. You can read about the movie stuff: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Ant-Man, Edgar Wright and Real Steel in Part 1 of our interview here.
In part two, Lilly talks about her new book The Squickerwonkers. We discussed about the inspirations behind her dark children’s book (which has a foreword by Peter Jackson, Philipea Boyens and Fran Walsh), her collaborations with Weta illustrator Johnny Fraser-Allen, children’s perception of dark events, and more.
It’s all below. Check it out. Read More »
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The next few days are going to be filled with more “Cool Stuff” posts than usual because of the awesome items hitting the floor at San Diego Comic-Con. You’ve probably already seen this Jurassic World poster, Marvel’s cool hoodies and more, but we’ve yet to hear much from Mondo. That’s going to change. At the convention they’re finally revealing something that has been teased for a few months. The company is getting into toys.
Starting later this year, Mondo will begin releasing officially licensed toys based on popular properties. They’re kicking it off with an official license for The Iron Giant (a property that has been something that has been illusive to collectors for years) as well as some new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff as well as Alfred Hitchcock. Read more and see images of the Mondo Iron Giant toys below. Read More »
Outside of Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning performance, arguably the most iconic addition to the Batman universe thanks to Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight Trilogy was the Tumbler. The way Nolan created a functional, realistic Batmobile and continued to evolve it over the course of three films was just beyond cool. It was one of those things fans and non-fans alike wanted to own when they walked out of the movie. And while The Dark Knight Tumbler has been available in various different ways, it’s finally getting an Ultimate Collector’s Edition Lego.
Below, see images of the Ultimate Collectors Edition Dark Knight Tumbler Lego. Read More »
If Matt Reeves has done his job right with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and we think he has, the film will drive people back to the original series. Viewers should be so curious about what comes next that the new film will turn people on to not only the 1968 original, but its sequels as well. Artist Alex Ross is doing that, too. He’s releasing four brand new Planet of the Apes posters based on covers of the Boom Studios Comic Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm. They’ll first be available at San Diego Comic-Con via Acme Archives. Check out the Alex Ross Planet of the Apes posters below. Read More »
Briefly: Jurassic World will be at Comic-Con. Maybe not with a full panel, but there will be a limited edition poster designed by popular artist Mark Englert. The poster will be available “to a resourceful few,” according to writer/director Colin Trevorrow. See the Jurassic World poster below. Read More »
I know what you’re thinking. Yes, we wrote about a Los Angeles area Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art show earlier this week. But with the movie mere weeks away, what’s better than one Ninja Turtles art show? Two.
COWABUNGA!! - 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens Saturday July 19 at Iam8bit on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. It features a huge group of artists making very diverse, multimedia work based on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half shell.
Below, we’ve got just a few examples from the show and all the radical information on the 30th anniversary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art show Read More »
Attempting to cover the full scope of exclusive merchandise available at San Diego Comic-Con is thankless work. Nearly every single one of the hundreds of booths offers a piece of merchandise exclusive to the Con, in hopes of bringing in attendees. Some of those exclusives, however, stand above the rest. We’ll surely focus on more of those in the coming days leading up to the convention, but here’s the first batch of awesomeness courtesy of Marvel.
Marvel will have a ton of amazing exclusive merchandise at their booth, including awesome T-shirts related to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and some awesome hoodies related to Star Lord, The Winter Soldier, Rocket Raccoon, Captain America and more. Check out a full gallery of Marvel Comic Con Exclusives below. Read More »
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Today I bring you a roundup of a cool Back to the Future LEGO projects up for vote at LEGO Ideas. Hit the jump to check out all three LEGO projects and hopefully help vote them into production.
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