There’s some behind-the-scenes shuffling going on at DC. Geoff Johns is stepping down as the president and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment to form a new production company, and current DC Comics publisher Jim Lee will replace him. Read more about the switch below. Read More »
2014 is the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular superheroes: Batman. The character has been imagined, reimagined, rebooted, redressed and revered for the better part of eight decades. This year, DC has a lots of big plans for The Dark Knight. One of those was a big panel at WonderCon 2014 featuring some of the men responsible for carrying the cape and cowl legacy for the past few decades.
Below, check out a full 30 minute video of the WonderCon Batman 75th anniversary panel featuring Kevin Conroy, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Peter Girardi, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. Read More »
Quentin Tarantino‘s revenge “southern” Django Unchained hits theaters at Christmas, with Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz playing a pair of bounty hunters who track down a trio of slaver brothers, and eventually the wife taken from Django. But that screen telling won’t be the only version of the story.
At San Diego Comic Con this year Vertigo Comics announced that it would publish a five-issue comic book version of Django Unchained, based on Tarantino’s original screenplay for the film. R.M. Guéra (Scalped) is doing the interior art, and Jim Lee is doing the variant cover for the first issue.
We’ve got the first look at Lee’s art below, along with the debut of the cover for the third issue, by Massimo Carnavale. Read More »
What did Total Film rank as the Best Superhero Movie of All Time? When and where will Cowboys & Aliens have its world premiere? Did you ever think you’d be able to create energy out of nowhere like Cyclops? How much did Green Lantern cost and what’s it on track to make? And what the heck is that image about? Find out about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
It’s always nice to spend a weekend with old friends. It’s even better when those friends are Dick Tracy, Captain Kirk, Clark Kent, Mr. Incredible and Tony Stark. The Los Angeles Times hosted their second annual Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood this weekend, screening classic superhero and genre films with their filmmakers in attendance. Beginning on Thursday with Dick Tracy and Warren Beatty and ending Sunday with Iron Man and Iron Man 2 with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr., it was a whirlwind four days of great movies, interviews and surprises. We’ve already pulled out two of the biggest bits of news (Dick Tracy 2, Iron Man 3) but, after the jump, you can read a rundown of the festival as a whole include tidbits on Star Trek 2, Cars 2 and more. Read More »
No need to scream the geeky battle cry of “Nathan Fillion!” in this casting story, the star of Castle and Firefly already has the job. Fillion has been cast as Hal Jordan, aka the Green Lantern, in the latest film version of the DC Comics superhero. The film comes out this June, but it’s not the Martin Campbell/Ryan Reynolds live action film. Fillion instead will lend his voice to Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, a direct to video film by Warner Brothers Animation that will also feature the voices of Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men) Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) Henry Rollins and Roddy Piper.
After the jump, read more about that project as well as who Zack Snyder‘s favorite Superman artists are, possibly hinting at what we might see in his film, as well as a few quotes from Marvel main man Kevin Feige about The Avengers. Read More »
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 22 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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You may have noticed that Paramount commissioned a couple dozen respected graffiti, FX, and pop artists to give custom paint jobs to the USS Enterprise, or a small 34-inch long scale model of the famous spaceship. The models have been on display at various parties, events and movie theaters to help promote the release of the upcoming JJ Abrams-directed Star Trek reboot. You may remember that LucasFilm held a similar promotion with Darth Vader helmets. The studio has launched an online art gallery collecting digital photos of the models.
My favorite is #12, created by Amy Vatanakul — a Slusho styled spacecraft. As you probably know by now, JJ Abrams includes the fictional frozen drink in most of his films. The brand was also a key part of the Cloverfield viral campaign. It is even included in the bar scene in Star Trek.
Other notable artists include #23 created by comic book artist Jim Lee and #4 which was painted by director Robert Rodriguez. I’ve included photos of those ships after the jump.
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