As most of you probably already know, Kevin Smith is currently directing an episode of The Flash for The CW. This is the first time that Smith has actually directed something based on a comic book property, which is crazy because he is such a huge comic book geek. You would have thought he'd get around to it sooner. But he's doing it now, and it looks like he might incorporate two of his classic characters into the episode he's working on.
Smith posted a photo of himself with his long-time friend and on-screen buddy Jason Mewes standing in front CC Jitters, which is a signature coffee shop in Central City. He doesn't come right out and say it, but he could possibly be teasing a cameo by Jay & Silent Bob, which wouldn't surprise me at all if it happens. Of course, the two friends could be hanging out on the set just for the hell of it.
We probably won't find out for sure until the episode is released. The episode was written by Thor writer Zach Stentz, and there are no details on what it will be about, but it will air in May of 2016.
Those of you who aren't big fans of the new Spider-Man we were introduced to the last trailer for Captain America: Civil War are gonna love this alternate ending. The video was created by YouTube user Mightyraccoon!, and it sure did make me bust out in laughter.
Yeah, Tony Stark thought he was so smart and clever calling in Spider-Man for a little assistance. One of the members of Captain America's team isn't amused, though. Watch how he perfectly handles the situation in the video below!
I've seen a lot of parody videos of this Spider-Man reveal, but this... this is my favorite.
It looks like Simon Pegg will be joining Steven Spielberg's next sci-fi film project, Ready Player One. The actor is currently in negotiations to play a character named Orgen Morrow. Pegg will join the previously cast Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn.
The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, and it centers on a teenager (Sheridan) who finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless individuals after the game's founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize to the winner.
Pegg's character Orgen is the co-creator of this Oasis virtual world. I'm really excited about this movie, and I can't wait to see what Spielberg does with it. I love Spielberg's storytelling style, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of his signature magic up on the big screen again.
Pegg and Spielberg worked together on the film The Adventures of Tintin, and it's great the two will be working together again. I'm a fan of Pegg, and there's no doubt he'll be great in the movie.
The movie is an adaptation of the book written by Ernest Cline, and it will be released on March 30th, 2018. Here's the description of the story:
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.
And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.
Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
Whenever I see a cool piece of Rocketeer fan art I have to post it. This one just happens to come from one of my favorite artists, Tim Odland. He perfectly captures the spirit of this heroic character. Below you'll find a series images showing you the process of creating this piece. To check out some of Tim's previous art that we've posted on the site, click here.
For those of you who can't wait until March 25th to watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I've got six new clips from the film for you to watch right now. Most of them are pretty damn awesome, and they give you a better sense of the what the film will be like. It looks to me like Zack Snyder nailed it.
The first clip features Lex Luthor talking to Superman about how excited he is to see him fight Batman to the death. Clip number two offers us an extended look at Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent's interaction at the party scene. The third clip centers on Lois Lane, who is talking to Perry White about a story regarding an untraceable bullet used during a desert firefight. In the fourth clip, Bruce is talking to Alfred about how pissed off his is at Superman and that he needs to be taken out. The fifth clip show Superman and Batman battling it out on a city rooftop. Then in the final clip, Bruce confronts Diana about how stealing is not polite.
These are worth watching if you're excited for the movie, and they should tide you over until the movie is released in about a week.
Marvel Comics has finally revealed the two opposing sides of superheroes in their upcoming event series, Civil War II. The story revolves around a new Inhuman who has the ability to see crimes before they occur. It's got that little Minority Report twist to it. The superheroes are then put in a situation where that have choose whether or not to use this Inhuman’s power to wield “predictive justice.”
The heroes in favor of predictive justice and part of the "change the future" side are led by Captain Marvel. She is joined by the Winter Soldier, the Blue Marvel, She-Hulk, Spectrum, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Medusa, Vision, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Captain America (Steve Rogers), and War Machine.
The heroes who are against it, who are part of the “protect the future” side are led by Iron Man. He is joined by Deadpool, Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Black Widow, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Hercules, Luke Cage, Miss America, Daredevil, Black Panther, Thor, and Star-Lord. This is the team that believes that crimes shouldn’t be punished before they occur and that time should be allowed to unfold unaltered.
Civil War II #1 was written by Brian Michael Bendis with art created by David Marquez, and it will be released in June.
Nicolas Cage is movie making machine! It seems like every other week he is signing on to star in a new movie! The guy must love what he does. Deadline reports that he recently signed on to star in a thriller called Philly Fury. According to the report:
The story revolves around a Philadelphia businessman whose deadbeat brother is kidnapped for a large ransom. When everyone involved believes the deadbeat is in on the kidnapping, the businessman must take action himself.
Cage is taking on the role of a Philadelphia mobster who is the alleged kidnapper. This is a role that Cage should have no problem playing. Cage is such a versatile actor and has played so many different kinds of characters in his career. Sometimes he gives an amazing performance, and sometimes, he is just absolutely awful. You never know what you're gonna get from Cage, which is what makes watching his movies so fun and interesting.
Philly Fury is being directed by Steven C. Miller from a script written by Jason Mosberg. This film concept isn't new. We've seen it before, but maybe they'll put a unique spin on it.
Cage will next star in the Mario Van Peebles-directed USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, which tells the terrifying story recounted by Quint in Steven Spielberg's Jaws.
Before Gullermo del Toro tackles Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, he will direct a Cold War-set movie for Fox Searchlight. The film doesn't have a title yet, but it is described as an "otherworldly love story" that "is set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963."
According to Variety, Octavia Spencer is in negotiations to star in the film, which starts shooting this summer. Apparently out of all the projects that del Toro has been looking to direct, this one was his top priority. It's great to see that it's moving forward.
I wish I knew more information about the movie, but I'm sure it's a supernatural film due to the fact that it deals with "otherworldly" subject matter.
Spencer's most recent role is in The Divergent Series: Allegiant. She also plays God in a movie called The Shack, which will be released later this year, and recently finished shooting Marc Webb’sGifted opposite Chris Evans.
Del Toro most recently worked on the gothic thriller Crimson Peak. I'm most excited to see what he does with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which he is currently developing as well.
Earlier today we posted a new trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, and it packed quite a powerful punch of awesomeness. Now Empire has released nine magazine covers featuring several of the heroes and villains from the film. These covers actually give us our best and most detailed look at some of the characters so far. The characters all look great, but I'm still not a fan of the uniforms they're wearing. I wish Singer would have finally gone with a more classic X-Men look. I'm still excited about the movie, though!
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to be released on May 27, 2016.
There are over 5000 characters in the Marvel Universe, the majority of which are superheroes with extraordinary powers. A lot of these powers can be extremely dangerous. Heroes with these powers use them to fight evil, but still, they're deadly and could harm the people around them.
Screen Rant has released a short doc that explores certain aspects of the science behind the powers that these superheroes possess and how they could be lethal to the people around them.
Ask the average comic book or superhero movie fan to name the deadliest, most lethal, and brutal comic superheroes, and the same names will probably rise to the top: Wolverine is almost guaranteed to take the top spot, with insanely powerful heroes like Thor or the Hulk close behind. But those characters are only blessed with superpowers that let them destroy enemies one by one, with brute force, or directed attacks. But what about the heroes whose very abilities threaten the lives of everyone around them?
The movies won’t go into too much detail, since it’s the claw-slashers, punchers, kickers, and enchanted hammer-swingers that get the most attention. And usually, the least convenient side effects of a cool superpower are written off or ignored completely. But not by us. In the interest of giving the unsung heroes their time in the spotlight – and pointing out how the science of their superpowers poses a threat to everyone they meet – we’re taking a look at Marvel’s most lethal heroes in our latest Docu series.