New FF2 Trailer

May 31, 2007

Ohhhhh, man… a few new shots in the latest trailer for FANTASTIC FOUR 2: THE RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, and this movie is looking good, good, good! We’re loving the whole team-absorbs-each-other’s-powers angle, that’s for sure. See for yourself:

Now, if only we could get some word that Galactus isn’t REALLY just a cloud…


LOLBATS

May 31, 2007

I finally stopped laughing long enough to share this with you… what happens when you cross the famous I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER/LOLCATS with BATMAN? This:

And tons more.

(Via Major Spoilers)


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

May 31, 2007

Here it is… your first look at THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER, the new theme park-within-a-theme park at Universal’s Islands of Adventure! It opens in 2009, and it sounds like its gonna set a new bar for themed attraction– less dependent on thrill rides and more about immersing you in the environment of the material.

Couple breathtaking renderings:

I. Am. So. There.


The Incredible Hulk Synopsis

May 31, 2007

Via Comic Book Movie, Universal has released a full synopsis for THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the non-sequel starring Ed Norton and Liv Tyler:

The explosive, action-packed adventure in one of the all-time most popular superhero sagas unfolds with a cure in reach for the world’s most primal force of fury: The Incredible Hulk. We find scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won’t leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler).

Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination (Tim Roth) — a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk’s own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction. And on June 13, 2008, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice — accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or the creature he could permanently become: The Incredible Hulk.

Can’t wait to see THE ABOMINATION and THE HULK tear up Manhattan! That could be one amazing fight sequence, especially in the hands of director Louis Leterrier!


Spider-Man 4 Update

May 31, 2007

Hmmm… this PIRATES article from iF has a quote from Amy Pascal, head of Sony Studios, that we haven’t seen before:

A fourth installment of SPIDER-MAN has been in the works for more than a month, with the studio circling screenwriters it may tap.

“If you want the kind of longevity we’re hoping for with SPIDER-MAN, you have to think of them as stand-alone movies, not ‘1-2-3-4,’ ” says Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures’ studio chairman. “They’re sort of like the James Bond stories.”

So, is this the gentle way of telling us that Raimi, Maguire, and Dunst WON’T be back for number four? Sounds that way to us.

(Via Film Ick)


LOST Spoilers

May 31, 2007

Buddy TV has lost Season 4 spoilers! Click below to find out what they are…

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Thursday Afternoon Round-Up

May 31, 2007

The Mach-5 has been revealed, and its pretty effin’ sweet! Go, SPEED RACER, Go!

SIN CITY 2 is still happening, but not anytime soon.

There will be a SHREK 4 & 5.

Newsarama’s got a great preview of WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #1.

The SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY animated movie will premiere at Comic-Con on July 26th.

Speaking of Comic-Con, here’s the full list of exclusive action figures you can grab while you’re there.

You’ll have to wait 2 less days– HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX has been moved up to open on July 11th.

TV Squad has a look at LOST Season 3 letdowns. We don’t agree with them, though, except for Eko’s death (kinda unnecessary) and the winter hiatus.

There will be a HERCULES film. Could be cool, obvs.


Teen Titans: The Movie

May 31, 2007

Absolutely huge news from The Hollywood Reporter… Warner Brothers is developing a TEEN TITANS movie!!! This is a fanboy’s wet dream right here… will they go with a traditional old school sidekicks team (Robin, Wonder Girl, Speedy, Aqualad, and Kid Flash), or will the inspiration be the Wolfman-Perez glory days (Nightwing, Donna Troy, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy, and Jericho)? Either way, WE WIN!!! And of course, you know this almost certainly means we’ll get to see, live and in the flesh…

DEATHSTROKE.

The ultimate DC badass and THE Titans villian. If they get this right, Slade could end up being one of the all-time great film villians of the Super-hero genre, right there with Nicholson’s Joker and Molina’s Doc Ock.

The news gets even better… MARK VERHEIDEN is writing the script… this guy gets it– from his comics work on THE MASK and TIMECOP to his credits on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and SMALLVILLE–  we should have plenty of faith that he’ll knock this one out of the park.

So who do we HAVE to see on this team? What should the story be? Any chance of a Batman cameo?


A Little More Lost…

May 31, 2007

As a fledling baby blog, we love seeing our visits spike up with every post we do on Lost. And since we spent half the night combing over Lost blogs and articles, how about a few more to tide us over? Maybe this can become a regular Wednesday feature to get us through the months without new episodes.

Dark UFO has a very cool “Season 4 Prediction League” that we’ll be joining, you should too.

The Tailsection has some mild spoilers re: Season 4, mostly dealing with the structure of the series.

The Tailsection also has more on Ben’s journal (thank God for HD).

And today, Doc Jensen has one more look at the finale (just like the rest of us), with some brilliant insight. We’re in agreement with one reader that Season Six might end up being a “return to the island” for Jack & Co.

A few more predictions/thoughts for good measure:

  • The island is in some kind of time loop: Richard the hostile never ages… the strange allusion to a musician programming the code to the scrambling device Charlie disabled… the eerie similarites between Locke and the screencap of Jacob… Mikhail’s nine lives… Desmond’s abilites are probably the best proof there is. Remember,”only fools are trapped by space and time.” Are the Losties somehow repeating their lives? That would explain the flash forward, with Kate not in jail and Jack’s dad alive again.
  • Charles Widmore, Penny’s father, will end up playing a major part in the Dharma Initiative/Hanso Foundation.
  • We’ll see Libby again in Season 4. But not on the island.
  • “They’re building a runway,” could end up being a pretty important line.
  • Naomi was lying, obviously. But she knew a great deal about the Losties, and she clearly didn’t get the information from The Others. Was she from a future where the plane DID crash?

Just a note: we reserve the right to be waaaaay off on all of the above.


Will Flash Die?

May 31, 2007

DC is getting ready for another CRISIS (rumored to be the “FINAL CRISIS”) event, right?

And we all know that in a CRISIS, a FLASH must die…

Right?

Well, maybe. After all, INFINITE CRISIS didn’t kill Wally West, really… he just sort of vanished, and DC never bothered to tell us where he went… that, along with a bumpy start to BART ALLEN’S run as FLASH, has a lot of fans clamoring for the return of Wally, or even better, BARRY ALLEN… with a movie in development that will almost certainly feature good ol’ Barry, its not hard to imagine, either.

But it might be a HUGE mistake, too. Marc Guggenheim just took over the writing chores on Flash, and I’ll be damned if he hasn’t turned it into a fun, exciting book again. Some fans are slowly but surely beginning to warm to young Bart.

Yeah, mistakes have been made (like the weird aging thing), and the lack of closure on Wally West’s fate certainly didn’t help matters– but the new team seems to genuinely GET the character, and it would be a shame if they had the rug pulled out from under them, just when they’re starting to get their footing.

So let’s hope there’s a little more to this story, and maybe DC gives this new Flash a little more time to win an audience. Guess we’ll find out eitherway in Flash #13. Maybe.


Lost Withdrawal

May 30, 2007

This is our first Wednesday without a new episode of Lost in nearly 4 months, so its understandable if many of you might be suffering from some symptoms of withdrawal. To help get you through the day, we’ve got some in-depth analysis of last week’s amazing season finale.

First off, TV Squad has the full text of the newspaper article that reduced Jack to tears.

Over at Pop Candy, Whitney has a final edition of her famous “Best-of” Lost thread comments, with plenty of great insight as always.

lostblog.net has a full recap of the episode, as does Lostpedia.

And if you really want to go crazy, there’s the whole board over at the Fuselage.

Finally, my predictions based on the episode and all that research:

  • It’s Locke in the casket.
  • The Losties may be cyclical, and Charlie may have programmed the scrambling device himself.
  • The island is located somewhere, somehow, up North near Canada.
  • The boat belongs to The Hanso Foundation, possibly the Helgus Antonius.
  • The “he” in future Kate’s life is Sawyer, and she’s pregnant on the island.
  • That really is Walt (probably from the future), not the Monster, or Jacob.
  • We’ll get to see the temple, and what’s in it will explain the 4-toed statue.
  • Christian Shepard is alive again.

T4 Casting News?

May 30, 2007

Coming Soon reports that male supermodel Marcus Schenkenberger has been cast in the upcoming T4, and we’re going to go ahead and presume that he’s taking the lead as the new Terminator. Schenkenberger also told Dutch media that Arnold Schwarzenegger will in fact have a 30-second cameo in the film.

Is this movie gonna be any good? I’m getting sinking feelings already…


“We’re selling ourselves… and our bodies are a part of that.”

May 30, 2007

Its Wednesday, and just like they promised us, we’ve got a great new episode of CLARK AND MICHAEL.

Damn that’s funny.


Cap #27 Preview

May 30, 2007

Feast your eyes on 4 pages from next month’s Captain America #27, courtesy of CBR.

Cap is possibly the best written monthly superhero comic out there right now… and the “Death of a Dream” storyline is going to go down as a classic… its not that we don’t miss Steve Rogers, but this look at one of the best supporting casts in all of comics– Bucky, Sharon Carter, The Falcon– is downright riveting.

You can also peek inside the mind of acclaimed scribe ED BRUBAKER with this very cool mp3 Word Balloon interview. If you’re digging Bru’s Cap, you owe it to yourself to pick up Criminal!


Fanboy Goodness

May 30, 2007

Collider’s got a great triple helping of FANBOYS– the full press conference from last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, AND interviews with star JAY BARUCHEL and director KYLE NEWMAN.

This movie reminds me so much of my life around the time of Episode One’s release… well, no, my friends and I didn’t try to steal a PHANTOM MENACE proof from Lucasfilm, but that anticipation and excitement… the bonding over a film series that helped raise us… and the great stories that love created– believe it, I’ll be there for the opening of FANBOYS, reveling in nostalgia for those glory days almost 10 years ago!

Oh, and just in case you haven’t seen it yet…


Wednesday Morning Round-Up

May 30, 2007

The third season of LOST hits on DVD December 11th (Via Pop Candy).

Also, one of my favorite Losties, Dominic Monaghan, is starring in I SELL THE DEAD, a period flick about grave-robbers. Quint’s got more, including the first production shots. Looks cool.

Very nice feature on Judd Apatow in Wired Magazine. This is, after all, the summer of Judd.

Oh, and USA Today’s got an interview with KNOCKED UP’s Seth Rogen.

You can see fresh footage from FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER tonight during So You Think You Can Dance. Sounds like a job for Tivo.

Some great video of LOST/Y: The Last Man/Ex Machina/Rave Award Winner writer Brian K. Vaughan at Wired (Via Pop Candy).

Dennis Illadis has been tapped to direct the remake of Wes Craven’s classic THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.

Check out the beautiful new Turner/Aspen variant cover for World War Hulk #1.

Transformers will premiere at the Taormina Film Festival, the week of June 16th.

The Weitz Brothers will be developing the adaptation of the Elric series.

How about another Iron Man production shot?


Spider-Man 4 Talk

May 29, 2007

Spidey 3 Producer Grant Curtis talked to iF Magazine about possible villains for the almost-inevitable Spider-Man 4, here’s what he had to say:

For me it’s hard to beat the Lizard, it truly is. That’s just me talking. I think the Lizard has got a great story of not only personal pain but also emotional pain, and trying to mask both of those, it’s a strong storyline. The Lizard has always been a favorite of mine, even before working on these movies. I’ve always liked Kraven The Hunter, but he’d have to be used selectively. For me though it would have to be the Lizard.

The Lizard and Kraven the Hunter? Hell yeah! This movie practically writes itself… After losing his arm in an accident, Dr. Curt Connors explores the science of reptile limb regeneration and tests his findings on himself, becoming The Lizard… hiding in the sewers, he terrorizes New York while his loving family tries to find their missing husband and father… seeing reports of a giant lizard creature, Kraven the Hunter comes to the Big Apple to hunt new game… imagine Spidey caught in that crossfire! Thrown in a little Peter-MJ-Gwen love triangle– make it a story about redemption and forgiveness in light of what went down in Number 3– and you’re good for $400 million right there!

(Via Superherohype)


Gaiman directing Death?

May 29, 2007

Film Ick is reviving the rumor that Neil Gaiman himself will direct the adaptation of Death: The High Cost of Living, with Shia LaBeouf lined up to play Sexton Furnival and an unnamed actress close to accepting the role of Death herself ( here’s hoping its Kiera Knightley). The pic will be shot in the UK (but set in the U.S.) this fall/winter.

Is this the real thing, after years of similar rumors? Sure hope so…


Annihilation: Conquest MySpace Preview

May 29, 2007

First off, I gotta say MySpace has been doing a great job with their new comics section, and it seems like they’re pushing it pretty hard. That great for bringing in new readers and getting books some decent exposure.

Today, they posted a preview of Marvel’s upcoming, highly-anticipated ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST. For my money, and I know I’m not alone here, the first ANNIHILATION epic was THE best crossover of the last few years. Better than CIVIL WAR. Better than INFINITE CRISIS. Better than HOUSE OF M, ONE YEAR LATER, or DECIMATION. The story had a grand sweep to it… you felt like it mattered… the heroes actually performed heroically… and best of all, it re-ignited Marvel’s cosmic characters and gave them momentum not seen since the Infinity Gauntlet days– the greater Marvel Universe is now a much more exciting and dangerous place, ripe for good stories.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST may not be as BIG a story as its predecessor, but it could up being just as cool, especially with great characters like Nova, new guy THE WRAITH, and, of course, fucking ROCKET RACCOON (seriously!) on board.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE #1 hits June 20th.


Raise your Energy

May 29, 2007

We are counting the days til Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen’s KNOCKED UP comes out. With FREAKS AND GEEKS being our favorite TV show of all time, and UNDECLARED falling somewhere in the Top 10, this return of Apatow-flavored slice of life comedy is loooooong overdue…

But as great as all this is going to be, would KNOCKED UP be even better if it starred his SUPERBAD leading man Michael Cera of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and CLARK AND MICHAEL fame? See for yourself…

Michael Cera gets fired from Knocked Up