Even though the cast has been officially announced, we don’t know a hell of a lot about Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok. We know that the new cast is amazing (Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, c’mon). Cate Blanchett playing the film’s mysterious and powerful new villain Hela gives us some clues. And we also know that Mark Ruffalo will be reprising his role as Bruce Banner and The Hulk for this third installment of the Thor franchise. But we didn’t expect Thor: Ragnarok to be an action-comedy about the god of thunder and a gama-rey exposed scientist traveling across space, fighting evil baddies. According to Mark Ruffalo, thats exactly what the film is.
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Last night, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and showrunner Sam Catlin pulled off what was once considered impossible to some filmmakers: they successfully adapted Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher. Rogen, Goldberg, and Catlin ground the often wacky and wild story without excluding Ennis’ dark sense of humor or the spirit of the characters. The pilot retains some of the series’ key elements while also taking the story in a slightly different–and arguably more somber–direction.
To celebrate AMC’s adaptation, Gallery 1988 will release a new Preacher poster following all of the first season’s 10 episodes. Check out their first Preacher poster below.
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Ever since a shot in one of the trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showed the vandalized suit of Batman’s sidekick Robin being displayed on a mannequin in a case, fans have been wondering just which version of The Boy Wonder bit the dust. Sadly, when Batman v Superman hit theaters, they didn’t get an answer.
Now, thanks to a revelation from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour where costumes and props from Batman v Superman are on display, the studio has confirmed which version of Robin was killed by The Joker before the events of Dawn of Justice. Read More »
There are two religious horror-tinged television shows based on comic book series premiering this summer, but AMC’s Preacher has been grabbing all of the headlines and walking away with all of the buzz. Meanwhile, internet has been awfully quiet about Cinemax’s upcoming adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s Outcast. In fact, the pilot episodes of both shows premiered at SXSW this year (opposite each other on the schedule, even) and everyone seemed to flock to the Preacher screening, leaving Cinemax’s demonic possession drama hanging.
And it seems like Cinemax knows that it is time to finally start trying to hook people on its new show because the premium cable network has put the entire first episode of Outcast on YouTube for free and you can watch it right now.
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Back in 2014, Fox began developing a show based on the long-running comic book series “Archie.” Greg Berlanti–who’s no stranger to comic book adaptations, having worked on The Flash and Arrow–is producing Riverdale, and chief creative officer of Archie Comics, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl), wrote the pilot. The one-hour drama is no longer set up at Fox, though. The CW is the new home to the series, which stars KJ Apa (Archie Andrews), Camilla Mendes (Veronica Lodge), Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper), and Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones).
The first promo image–a shot of the main cast–was recently released. Below, check out the Riverdale first look.
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Since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice proved to be a disappointment for Warner Bros. Pictures by not pulling in as much box office as they hoped, the studio is really banking on the success of Suicide Squad to help turn things around. The movie is even anticipated by those who didn’t really enjoy Batman v Superman all that much, and it’ll be the key to keeping audience interest in the rest of the growing DC movie universe.
The good news is that Suicide Squad seems to deliver on the hype with some early reactions hitting the web following a test screening. Read some of the lucky attendees’ Suicide Squad reactions after the jump. Read More »
The most recent trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows just debuted before the weekend began, and it finally showed more of the Dimension X villain Krang really sticking it to the heroes in a half-shell. Now some new clips from the sequel have arrived online, showing us even more of the new supporting heroes and villains.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 clips give us the introduction of Arrow star Stephen Amell as the new Casey Jones as well as the mutation of Gary Anthony Williams and Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly as Bebop and Rocksteady. And if you’re in the mood for seeing more of the turtles in action, we get to see some more of the airplane jump sequence. Watch below. Read More »
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