George R.R. Martin's Marvel villains

While many fans probably wish George R.R. Martin was spending every waking minute working on finishing the next Game of Thrones book, the fantasy author took the time to see Ant-Man recently and even wrote a blog post about it.

Martin found Peyton Reed‘s tiny superhero, played by Paul Rudd, to be wholly satisfying, and while he doesn’t think it’s the best superhero flick ever like some of the TV spots are touting, he says it ranks high, maybe only coming in second to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. But despite his praise of the movie, Martin did have some small problems with Ant-Man, and one has to do with the villain. In fact, his issue actually applies to many of Marvel’s villains.

Find out more about this George R.R. Martin’s Marvel villains gripe after the jump! Spoilers for Ant-Man ahead, naturally. Read More »

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Batman v Superman Social Network

Just recently we featured a quick little edit of some footage from the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer where Bruce Wayne witnesses the final battle from the end of Man of Steel. But now the DC Comics superhero match-up gets a whole new face…literally.

YouTube user and TV writer David Elmaleh has created a mash-up of Batman v. Superman and The Social Network, which features the DC Comics cinematic universe’s new Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) in the lead role. The battle for Facebook between Mark Zuckerberg and The Winklevoss twins has never been so epic, and the David Fincher movie looks like a true battle for the ages.

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the Flash VFX breakdown

Given its home on The CW, who expected The Flash to become the most satisfying, and in some ways the weirdest superhero show on television? And yet here we are, one season into the show with fans eagerly awaiting the second. (The Flash season 2 debuts on October 6.)

One way to ease the wait between seasons for any show is enjoy new tidbits like a costume update. Another is to dive into breakdowns of the creation of the prior season. And so here’s a The Flash VFX breakdown that shows how some of the show’s effects, both obvious and subtle, were layered in. The real attraction here, I expect, is the footage of Gorilla Grodd, all drawn from episode 21, ‘Grodd Lives.’ Read More »

Michael Chiklis in American Horror Story Freak Show

The Gotham City Police Department is adding a veteran of The Shield to its ranks. Michael Chiklis has joined Fox’s Gotham in a series regular role as Nathaniel Barnes, the tough new captain of the GCPD. Get all the details on the Michael Chiklis Gotham casting after the jump.  Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse Cairo set photo

At Comic-Con in San Diego, fans got their first look at X-Men: Apocalypse with an early trailer put together just for fans who waited in line to get into Hall H. But the footage leaked online (which producer Hutch Parker says is not a marketing scheme), and millions have now seen the footage showing off Oscar Isaac as the film’s titular villain.

Since then, some official first look photos have surfaced online, and sadly the look of the aforementioned villain has been frustratingly compared to that of Ivan Ooze, the villain from the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie. Once you see it, it cannot be unseen.

But we’re doing our best to march forward and hope for the best from the sequel. Thankfully, director Bryan Singer keeps teasing us with photos from behind the scenes, and his latest is a shot from the set of a destroyed Cairo, Egypt, which just so happens to be where the weather-controlling mutant Storm is from in the comics. Check out the X-Men Apocalypse Cairo set photo after the jump! Read More »

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Ant-Man wouldn’t be a Marvel movie if it didn’t contain a bunch of fun easter eggs and references to comic book creators, storylines and side characters. We’ve chronicled many of the references and hidden details in previous Marvel movies (like this in-depth dissection of Guardians of the Galaxy’s many easter eggs), and now its time to take a look at Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man. After the jump you will find over 20 easter eggs for the latest Marvel superhero movie starring Paul Rudd.

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Thor: Raganarok is still a couple of years at this point, but you can bet the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be laying the groundwork for it long before that. Jaimie Alexander, who’s set to return as Sif in the sequel, indicates that next year’s Captain America: Civil War will tie into Thor: Ragnarok. More on the Civil War Thor connection after the jump.  Read More »

The Flash Season 1

Change is coming to Central City. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is getting a new costume for The Flash Season 2, as revealed today by The CW. Well, new-ish — the most notable thing about the new costume is the way it alludes to ancient history. Check out The Flash Season 2 suit after the jump.  Read More »

Man of Steel Batman v Superman scene

By now you’ve probably seen the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer that premiered at Comic-Con and went online shortly thereafter. Or maybe you’ve seen the slightly shorter theatrical edit of the trailer that was released last week. Either way, you’ve seen some of the destruction of Metropolis repeated as we now see part of the final battle from Man of Steel from the perspective of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, watching as one of his buildings is destroyed.

Now a fan has edited together parts of the scene from Man of Steel with footage from the Batman v. Superman trailer to help paint a slightly more complete image of what we’ll see unfold on the screen next spring. You might have seen a GIF floating around with a side-by-side comparison of the laser vision tearing apart the building, but this is a little different.

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