What Thor 2 secrets did Tom Hiddleston and Patty Jenkins discuss at a recent dinner? Is there a sequel to Watchmen in the works? How much of The Avengers was shot on an iPhone? Want to see Batman: The Killing Joke reenacted with Legos? How much would you pay for the actual suitcase armor from Iron Man 2? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 35 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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There are some geek mementos we know we’ll never own. An X-Wing fighter, Iron Man’s suit, Batman’s utility belt, a TRON light cycle, things like that. Well cross another one off your list. A YouTube user by the name of guinness0507, who runs a paint company called Paint With Pearl, has figured out a way to make a real-life, working Rorschach mask. It’s not as responsive as the CGI one that Jackie Earle Haley had in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, but it’s pretty awesome none the less. Check out the video after the jump. Read More »
A couple new t-shirts have hit the tee of the day websites:
- Today’s t-shirt on Ript Apparel Gremlinz, a design by Gimetzco!, a company which has produced t-shirt/cd art for national ska & punk bands like Phantom Planet, Reel Big Fish, Ozma & Weezer. The design features a bunch of evil Gremlins driving a 1970′s AMC Gremlin car with Gizmo tied to the roof. You can purchase the t-shirt for only $10 plus shipping. The design is available today (Thursday, December 9th 2010) and today only.
- Today’s t-shirt on Teefury is a Watchmen/Star Wars mash-up titled “Who Watches the Empire” created by Jonah Block. You can purchase the t-shirt for only $9 plus shipping. The design is available today (Thursday, December 9th 2010) and today only.
Check out the designs in higher resolution after the jump.
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Reddit does it again, using a screencapture of Google Trends to show the extreme rise in user searches for the term “blue dong” in the begining of 2009, around the time that Watchmen was released in theaters.
Marvel seems to be getting all the attention as of late, but what about the DC Comics film adaptations? Where’s the love?! With the recent buzz ramping up for the now-in-production big screen adaptation of Green Lantern, I thought this video might be in order. Videoprototype has created a eight and a half minute video tribute to the movies which have been produced from DC Comics/Vertigo Comics, which includes everything from V for Vendetta to Catwoman, Watchmen to Constantine and Superman Returns to The Dark Knight.
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The Fine Brothers love to spoil everything, In past years, we’ve featured their popular videos 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes and Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History. After seeing all of the big movies of 2009, the brothers are back once again. Their latest video spoils 50 movies released last year (including all ten best picture nominees) in one take, in under 4 minutes. Watch the video now, after the jump.
And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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Why hasn’t there ever been second series of Watchmen comics? It’s not as though Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons actually own the characters. Well, apparently, any talk of a sequel had been squashed, time and again, by Paul Levitz, former president of DC comics. He was very protective of the title, even denying the creators of the tie-in videogame to invent any new material at all. This was sacred stuff to him.
Now, though, he’s not in charge of the comics at all and is the Contributing Editor and Overall Consultant of DC Entertainment, the spin-off and movies arm. He’s not going to be able to do anything, directly, to stop any Watchmen sequel. More importantly, though, it seems that Dan DiDio, SVP-Executive Editor of DC, has made it his mission to realize not only a sequel series but also several prequels. Why? I suppose he’d say Why Not? And there’s good reason to believe they’ll be coming to screens as well as pages, too.
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