Before becoming King of Atlantis in Aquaman, Jason Momoa picked up a sword as Conan the Barbarian in the most recent feature film adaptation of the iconic fantasy character created by pulp fiction author Robert E. Howard. Since that didn’t turn into a new franchise, it’s time to give Conan another swing of the sword, and Netflix is taking on that task in a big way.
Fredrik Malmberg‘s Cabinet Entertainment and Mark Wheeler’s Pathfinder Media are teaming up with Netflix to develop a new live-action Conan the Barbarian TV series as part of a new deal struck with Conan Properties International, which holds all the rights to the entire Conan literary library. The deal will allow Netflix to make TV shows and movies based on Conan, both in live-action and animation. Read More »
What the hell is Savage Avengers? When will the third season of Legion premiere on FX? Did you hear Avengers: Endgame is now the most tweeted-about movie ever? Did Doctor Strange let Thanos win for a different reason than it seems? Could Kang the Conquerer come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Are you ready for some new Avengers: Endgame Funko POP with spoilers? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
For years, audiences have been hoping Arnold Schwarzenegger would return to the role of Conan the Barbarian one more time. And Schwarzenegger has frequently talked about taking up the sword once again. But so far, nothing has happened – save for a forgotten reboot starring Jason Momoa. So what happened? According to a new interview with Schwarzenegger, rights issues have held up his potential third Conan film, and there’s no indication of when that might change. But when and if it does, Arnold still wants to play the part.
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A TV series based on Robert E. Howard’s sword-and-sorcery series Conan the Barbarian is in the works at Amazon.
The series comes from Colony co-creator Ryan Condal, Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, and Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield.
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Which comic book movies landed Teen Choice Awards nominations? Want to see Wonder Woman teamed up with Conan the Barbarian? Are Marvel Studios actors allowed to do DC Comics movies it the opportunity presented itself? Want to see a trailer for The Batman cut in the style of the Black Panther teaser? How long is Spider-Man: Homecoming? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
This week we’ve got some new Star Trek goodies for the 50th anniversary, including a new Barbie doll set and an exclusive bobbelhead diorama coming to San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, there’s a great new Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure movie set that comes with an action figure of George Carlin as Rufus, new Funko POP Vinyls for Power Rangers and Preacher, and a few new Star Wars items, including a couple featuring BB-8.
See all that and more in The Toy Box after the jump.
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Want to see Daniel Day-Lewis beat a man’s head in with a bowling pin? How about Matt Damon kicking some ass as well? Then you better hurry up, because There Will Be Blood and two Bourne films are leaving Netflix next month. But there are also some great titles coming to the streaming service as well.
After the jump, find out what’s coming to and leaving Netflix in January.
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With Terminator: Genisys hitting theaters next week, Arnold Schwarzenegger is making the publicity rounds promoting the sequel/reboot, and that means he’s getting questions about future projects that we already know are in the works.
One of those projects is Schwarzenegger’s return to his epic character Conan The Barbarian, in a new film called The Legend of Conan. We’ve been hearing about the project since as far back as 2012, but it’s taking awhile to get the project off the ground. But now that Schwarzenegger is done with Terminator (until the presumed sequel), it looks like The Legend of Conan may be next, and the action star gave some new details on the forthcoming film.
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Two of the most promising rising artists in the pop culture art world are teaming up for a massive show. It’s called Influences;Marko Manev and Matt Ferguson are the artists; and the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY is the venue.
The theme is basically just films that have influenced not only these two artists, but pop culture as a whole. That means we’re talking very big properties: Jurassic Park, E.T., Predator, Batman, Total Recall, Flash Gordon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more. Below, check out a small preview of the show that opens Friday February 28. Read More »
Fans of comics, toys, TV, movies and video games have come to consider San Diego Comic-Con almost like Christmas. We wait patiently all year, and then four days in July pack in months worth of awesome. However, while we’ve come expect that level of crazy for the traditional pop culture stuff, the last few years have done the same for the poster world too. That’s in large part because Mondo has chosen to release dozens of exclusive posters at the event as well as provide some incredible opportunities to fans. This year seems like it will trump them all.
Artists Drew Struzan, Martin Ansin and Olly Moss will all be at the convention signing brand new posters of theirs for The Dark Tower, Conan the Barbarian and Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle, respectively. Plus, each is being sold as a pre-order THIS WEEK to avoid crazy lines. Mondo is also releasing four new Pacific Rim posters, and that’s just the start.
Below, read all the details on the releases and check out our exclusive reveal of the Moss’ Howl’s Moving Castle. Read More »