20th Century FoxPop quiz: What month did X-Men: Days of Future Past come out?Although it s not relayed in its depressingly low Rotten Tomatoes score—49 percent, as of this writing—Apocalypse is a wonderfully enjoyable film.While this difference may look like a lack of cohesion, it s actually the franchise s greatest strength.X-Men: Apocalypse assembles its team, gets some laughs, delivers one of those Quicksilver super-slow-mo shots, and then dukes it out for the big finish.As good as it was, Days of Future Past was overshadowed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Neighbors, and maybe even Guardians of the Galaxy—despite being as good as all of those films.Apocalypse, unless it has a billion-dollar box office take, runs the risk of getting lost amidst, well, Captain America: Civil War, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and, hell, maybe even Doctor Strange by the time 2016 is over.
Mike Mignola talks about the chances of a third Hellboy.Plus the Star Trek show gets an intriguing new writer, and Melissa Benoist talks Supergirl romances.A lot of people who are Warcraft fans continue to wonder, If Garona Paul Patton is half-orc, how can she be half-human?Dirk GentlyThe show will premiere on BBC America on October 22.The Shield, even Seinfeld.Shawna Trpcic , our costume designer, is Joss Whedon s costume designers.
The search may be over for an actress to play Carol Danvers, the superhero known as Captain Marvel.A new report indicates that Academy Award winner Brie Larson is in talks to play Captain Marvel in an upcoming solo film, with the character s live-action debut expected to happen in 2018 s Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1.Created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in a 1968 issue of Marvel Super-Heroes.Although her origin story has been revised over time, she s generally portrayed as a human whose DNA was mixed with the genetic material of the Kree — the powerful, blue-skinned alien race that has featured prominently in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and Marvel s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.She initially went by the name Ms. Marvel, and subsequently adopted other nicknames — including Binary and Warbird — before taking the mantle of Captain Marvel from the deceased superhero who had previously gone by that title.Official confirmation of Larson — or another actress — for the role of Carol Danvers will likely come soon, as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 is expected to begin production later this year.
After languishing in development limbo for the last year or so, the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King s It appears to be moving forward again with a new cast and director.A new report indicates that the actors playing the young versions of the film s Losers Club have all been cast, and most importantly, studio New Line has also found an actor to portray Pennywise the Clown, the film s iconic, terrifying villain.Taking on the role of the nightmare-inducing character will be Hemlock Grove and The Divergent Series: Allegiant actor Bill Skarsgard.The son of actor Stellan Skarsgard Thor, The Avengers and the brother of True Blood actor Alexander Skarsgard, Bill Skarsgard will be joined in the cast of the two-part movie by Jaeden Lieberher Midnight Special , Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things , Jack Dylan Grazer Tales of Halloween , Wyatt Oleff Guardians of the Galaxy , Chosen Jacobs Hawaii Five-O , and Jeremy Ray Taylor 42 as the group of young friends terrorized by Pennywise.True Detective director Cary Fukunaga was initially attached to direct It, only to leave the project due to creative differences with the studio.Originally published in 1986 and then adapted into a 1990 television miniseries, King s It follows a group of friends who band together to defeat an evil entity terrorizing their small town in Maine, only to face dire repercussions from their battle later in life.
Norman Reedus continues to hype up The Walking Dead s return.The Star Trek TV show adds a franchise veteran to its writing team.Also, we now live in a world where there are competing storm heist movies.The Walking DeadNorman Reedus promises that the show s seventh season premiere is worth the controversial wait, saying the cast take character deaths as poorly as the fans do:I will definitely 100 percent say that it s well worth the wait.It s only 20 years since we made the pilot.SupergirlFinally, Melissa Benoist teases what s to come in the show s second season.
Motorola announced two new smartphones at the Lenovo Tech World event in San Francisco on Thursday, and they're both missing headphone jacks.That's pretty significant because the headphone jack has been used to plug headphones into all sorts of devices for decades, and now they're slowly getting phased out.And, of course, you'd also be able to use wireless Bluetooth headphones.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Copyright 2016.More from Tech Insider:Tinder is growing like crazy in a country where most marriages are arrangedThere's an interesting difference in the way men and women communicate on FacebookHow humans are turning into a 'totally different species'14 hand-drawn sketches the Guardians of the Galaxy director has teased for the sequel Motorola announced the first major smartphone without a headphone jack NOW WATCH: Apple is replacing its brilliant MacBook chargers with something worseLoading video...
For years, Marvel Studios was a staple at San Diego Comic-Con.Scott Derrickson and James Gunn, who are making Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.https://t.co/LbqvjJ46VgStrange comes out in November and is well into post-production; it makes complete sense for that to show up and start building anticipation.Gunn will have finished principal photography for Guardians by that time too, so he ll have plenty of footage and information to share.Plus, Marvel is well into pre-production on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War and more so Comic-Con seems like the perfect place to announce official casting and attachments for those films and more.There have, certainly, been plenty of rumors about them all.
For years, Marvel Studios was a staple at San Diego Comic-Con.Scott Derrickson and James Gunn, who are making Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.https://t.co/LbqvjJ46VgStrange comes out in November and is well into post-production; it makes complete sense for that to show up and start building anticipation.Gunn will have finished principal photography for Guardians by that time too, so he ll have plenty of footage and information to share.Plus, Marvel is well into pre-production on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War and more so Comic-Con seems like the perfect place to announce official casting and attachments for those films and more.There have, certainly, been plenty of rumors about them all.
Marvel is always a major presence at Comic-Con, but with busy schedules and travel demands, you never know who will make it out to San Diego for the big show.Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Here s a hint… pic.twitter.com/ovawpnsLsj— Scott Derrickson @scottderrickson June 10, 2016And the latter replied thusly:Really?Production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, but fans will have to wait until May 5, 2017, for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.As for Comic-Con San Diego, the event will take place at the San Diego Convention Center and will run from July 21-24.
The rest of our usual programming isn't going anywhere, though, so sit back and guzzle down the week's best geeky news from the world of film, TV, and comics.2Merch is a big thing for Marvel, and it's announced that there will be a new focus when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Paul Gitter, Senior VP of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products, told Variety: Our key learning is that we had to chase products featuring Groot and we want to be sure we are ready for the excitement across multiple age and demo segments who want to bring home Groot in a variety of innovative products.Memes like Scumbag Steve, Success Kid, and the Ancient Aliens guy now feature Jeff Goldblum's face.We've never seen this before in the entire history of the Green Lanterns, um, but it appeared to Simon when his willpower spiked.Filming begins next week, and the first two episodes will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
The rest of our usual programming isn't going anywhere, though, so sit back and guzzle down the week's best geeky news from the world of film, TV, and comics.2Merch is a big thing for Marvel, and it's announced that there will be a new focus when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Paul Gitter, Senior VP of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products, told Variety: Our key learning is that we had to chase products featuring Groot and we want to be sure we are ready for the excitement across multiple age and demo segments who want to bring home Groot in a variety of innovative products.Memes like Scumbag Steve, Success Kid, and the Ancient Aliens guy now feature Jeff Goldblum's face.We've never seen this before in the entire history of the Green Lanterns, um, but it appeared to Simon when his willpower spiked.Filming begins next week, and the first two episodes will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Based in New York City s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.The Hollywood Reporter says newcomers Isabella Amara, J.J. Totah, and Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. have joined the cast in undisclosed roles.Bob Perisichetti will direct the animated Spider-Man film, while Genndy Tartakovsky will in fact return for the third Hotel Transylvania, after saying he wouldn t.Finally, the nightmare from which we will never awaken has been given a nightmarish new name—and an equally nightmarish logo.Transformers: The Last KnightLaura Haddock joins the cast, taking to Twitter to confirm her role.CBR The DefendersPinches of salt—both for this rumor and to throw over your shoulder, as tradition dictates—at the ready, because Screen Geek claims that Marvel is eyeing the villain Mephisto as the primary antagonist of the Luke Cage/Daredevil/Jessica Jones/Iron Fist crossover extravaganza.The FlashGrant Gustin has indeed confirmed that the third season premiere is indeed named Flashpoint after the comics event that set up the creation of the New 52 universe in 2011 the show s season two cliffhanger was inspired by, in which Barry Allen saves his mother from death, drastically changing the present.
For quite a while, it seemed like the big-screen version of Stephen King s It was destined for development limbo, but production is now officially underway on the two-part feature from Mama director Andy Muschietti — a fact that the filmmaker confirmed with a photo from the set on the first day of filming.Simply captioned Day one, Muschietti s photo shows the back of the director s chair with the logo for the film: creepy red letters spelling the film s title, It.Set to star Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard of Hemlock Grove and The Divergent Series: Allegiant as the nightmare-inducing villain Pennywise the clown, the film s core cast also includes younger and older versions of the same group of seven characters.The first film follows a group of childhood friends who must overcome their fear to battle an evil, supernatural entity responsible for the deaths of children in their Maine hometown.The second film brings the friends back as adults as they face the possibility that they must risk their lives and return home once again to fight the creature they defeated decades ago.Along with Skarsgard as Pennywise, the film s cast includes Jaeden Lieberher Midnight Special , Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things , Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer Tales of Halloween , Wyatt Oleff Guardians of the Galaxy , Chosen Jacobs Hawaii Five-0 , and Jeremy Ray Taylor 42 as the younger versions of the friends.
Last weekend, I helped out with a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed burlesque show.I would manage microphones and make sure everyone had the mic packs they needed when they needed them.The spreadsheet was an excellent tool for the people running sound for the show, but since my job was managing mics on the actors themselves, I needed something a little different.With a week before the first show, I got to work creating my own spreadsheet.Once the show got started and I had the mic changes on lock, I found myself being an assistant stage manager, which is essentially a gopher for the stage manager.It may be a high-stress environment, but everyone knows what s happening on stage matters more than anything else.
Warner Bros. needs a win for the DC Extended Universe, and it looks like Suicide Squad may deliver a big one.Early projections indicate that the film could set an August record by bringing in between $100 million to $125 million, according to Variety.We re still more than three weeks out from the opening of the superhero flick, but pre-release tracking suggests that fans are curious to see a villainous gang tasked with saving the day.The film brings together an ensemble cast full of big names playing familiar comic book characters, including Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, not to mention an appearance from Ben Affleck as Batman.Together, they could overtake a record set by Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 when the film opened to $94.32 million, according to Box Office Mojo data.At this point, however, it is hard to say what the box office picture will actually look like come August.
Image via James Gunn on TwitterThere are some interesting details in the very first piece of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.For one thing, Groot hasn t grown big yet.For another, there s a brand new character standing there behind our team.The image, tweeted by director James Gunn, shows not only Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Peter Quill, and Drax, but also shows Nebula, Yondu, and a new to the MCU character named Mantis.Entertainment Weekly revealed that the movie version of Mantis is an acquaintance of the Guardians who has learned everything she knows about interacting with others from them.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed the first look at next year's sequel - and fans of Marvel's surprise-hit sci-fi outing will be pleased to see the follow up looks set to explode.Gunn made the reveal on Twitter with a stunning piece of art by Andy Park.Park is Marvel Studios' visual development supervisor, and has also served as concept artist on the likes of Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.The image gives a good look at the main characters of the film - the returning Star-Lord Chris Pratt , Gamora Zoe Saldana , Drax Dave Bautista , Rocket and Groot voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel respectively , all joined by newcomer Mantis Pom Klementieff - the pale woman with antennae.The character had been rumoured to be a part of the film for months, and has been a member of the team in the comics.On the printed page, Mantis is the 'Celestial Madonna', and possesses incredible martial arts skills and a whole suite of mental powers.
This week we have news on Star Trek Beyond, concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.Since the Star Wars Celebration is currently ongoing, that's getting it's own thing - so keep your eyes open.The sci-fi threequel is due out next week, but some people have seen some early screenings.ComicBook.com collection of tweets from people who have seen the film, and while the opinions on the film's content seem to differ, the general feeling is that the film is rather good.Over the years Mark Hamill has retired his version of The Joker, only to come back for some sort of project that needed his legendary voice.One of those projects is Batman: The Killing Joke, and Hamill has promised that he's still not done with the character.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Concept ArtFans waiting for the next installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise just got a small taste of what to expect.A group portrait of the cast in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.The concept art features the whole Guardians crew returning for another adventure, along with some changes and new additions.Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Yondu, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, and Gamora are depicted front and center with a tiny baby Groot standing on Drax s shoulder.In the background, a new alien character, Mantis, is shown sprouting wispy antennae from her forehead.
Comedy fans will soon get to weigh in on Amazon s latest lineup of prospective series.The online retail giant/streamer announced today that it is bringing three pilots — The Tick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and I Love Dick — to viewers on August 19.Amazon also released new images, offering fans an early look at the shows to come.Amazon s version will be live-action, starring Peter Serafinowicz Guardians of the Galaxy as the titular character.Little do the people know, though, a supervillain believed to be dead rules a city.When an accountant tries to prove that the supervillian is alive, he ends up teaming up with the titular blue superhero.
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