John Constantine is a tough character to put on screen, and the Constantine pilot constantly struggles with finding its take on the character. Matt Ryan plays the Brit magician, whose business card bills him as a “master of the dark arts,” in a way that demonstrates a clear idea of the character as a damaged but still cocky guy. That’s well and good, and a pretty direct import of the character as often seen in comics.
But the show around Ryan isn’t always so sure of itself. In fact, this pilot is frequently a bit of a mess, and even verges into incoherence. There are some logistical reasons for that latter point, but that doesn’t change the fact that multiple points of this pilot are muddled and unclear. Anyone looking for a more faithful version of the character than seen in the 2005 film will have to wait for the show to really find itself, and I’m not certain new viewers will fare much better. Read More »
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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: The first photo of Georgina Haig as Elsa the snow queen from Disney’s Frozen in ABC’s Once Upon A Time has been released at Comic Con. Hit the jump to see it now.
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At Comic-Con, I usually spend most of my days camped out in the big convention hall Hall H (some people call it “Hall Hell”) but this year I spent Thursday pursuing some Pixar and Disney presentations in some of the smaller halls. First up was a presentation on Pixar’s upcoming holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot. After the jump you can find out what I learned about the next installment of the Toy Story series.
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Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Thunderbirds are back, and the Comic-Con gods have given us our first peek at the new remake. ITV’s upcoming series Thunderbirds Are Go! made a showing at the Weta booth on the Comic-Con floor, displaying a model of the iconic Thunderbird 1. Take a peek after the jump.
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In trouble? Better Call Saul. Bob Odenkirk‘s Breaking Bad character Saul Goodman, soon to get his own spinoff show Better Call Saul, got his start on a billboard. It’s one of the first places audiences were introduced to the character in the Emmy winning series. Now, the billboards that are a part of the spinoff have begun to pop up in Albuquerque. Check out the Better Call Saul billboard, and listen to the attached voicemail, below. Read More »
Last year, Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told fans they’d be killing off a character in the upcoming season. He even gave a tease of who it may be, hinting the person voicing that character won an Emmy for voicing that character. At the time, we tried to narrow it down but the season came and went without that death. The reason was the tragic passing of voice actor Marcia Wallace, who voiced Ms. Krabapple. The Simpsons team thought gracefully killing that character as a tribute to Wallace was enough death for one year.
That was last year. This year, Jean promises the previously hinted character will still die, and even added to his initial hint. Read the quotes about the Simpsons character death below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Fox’s Gotham isn’t short on budding supervillains, but showrunner Bruce Heller wants to bring even more baddies into the fold. In a recent interview, he confirmed that Hugo Strange and Harvey Dent (a.k.a. Two-Face) would also be making appearances on the series.
But one iconic Batman character who’ll be taking his sweet time showing himself is the Joker. Though previous reports indicated that every single episode of the first season would tease a possible Joker, Heller insisted the reveal will be more subtle than that. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Star Wars Episode VII won’t be at San Diego Comic-Con this week, but Star Wars Rebels will be there in force. And before you roll your eyes, a new trailer has been revealed that’s as exciting and Star Wars-y as you’d hope it could be. The second trailer for the Disney XD show, which will premiere in October, offers lots more story, much more characterization and far more action than the first. Pair that with John Williams‘ iconic score, add in some super cool visuals and the new, extended Star Wars Rebels trailer officially has me pumped for the show.
We’ll have much more on Rebels in the coming week, including reactions to the first few episodes and interviews with the show’s creators. For now though, check out the awesome, extended Star Wars Rebels trailer. Read More »