Tag: Liam Corcoran

Avengers gag Reel and Deleted Scenes Go Viral

Deleted scenes, gag reels and other bits from The Avengers have been hitting the internet over the last few days, only helping Marvel’s build up to the films DVD and Blu-Ray release.

So far we have a deleted scene which shows Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) having a crisis about what to do next and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) talking to Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in more depth. The Banner scene adds a real depth to the character. He knows he is needed to help the Avengers but is worried what might come of it.

During the Loki and Hawkeye scene, Hawkeye shows just how much respect he has for Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and that a team might be a problem for Loki.

However, the best bit come when you get to the gag reel. Actors always do the weirdest stuff when putting together a film and The Avengers was no different. Check all three out below.

[pro-player width='530' height='253' type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP1wFMy3MmM[/pro-player]

[pro-player width='530' height='253' type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k07jQoxMN64&feature=player_embedded[/pro-player]

Robot Chicken Does DC Comics

Aquaman misses the jet“Meanwhile, at the LEGION OF DOOM,” Robot Chicken has a habit of laughing at things we nerds hold dear. It began with Star Wars and they are now moving on to DC Comics, but you know what, they can. It’s hilarious.

The spoof show has released a trailer for the DC Comics special in which is takes the piss out of Aquaman, the Justice League and their evil counterparts. The episode will air on September 9th.

The Bat is brokenHilights from the trailer include Luthor getting a ball to the face in his ‘flawless’ suit, Aquaman jumping for the invisible jet, Two Face not wiping and and Batman getting spayed with piss. Nice. All of that and more in just 1.54. Imagine how much they will fit into a full episode? Your jaw may just fall off.

The trailer doesn’t allow it to be embedded, but you can watch it here.

 

Meme of the Week

It seems that in nearly every superhero book, it is always humans that get to be the heroes. There are a few exceptions of course, but on the whole, humans all the way.

Now that is down to people being able to relate to the characters. But what about Squirrels? Who do they have to relate to? There is Squirrel Girl but that is about it. Why not have actual squirrels as heroes? It can be done, just see below.

Deadpool Does his own Fact Sheet

As the new Deadpool game approaches, it really does seem that Activision and High Moon Studios want to make it as Deadpool-ish as possible. Heck, they even let Deadpool himself write is own fact sheet. This game has no issues in breaking the fourth wall between audience and character. It makes a nice change.

As well as that, they have also released a few images to go along with the game. Two are below or you can see them all here.

DEADPOOL™

A NOTE FROM DEVELOPER HIGH MOON STUDIOS

You may be wondering why our game character is writing his own fact sheet.  Our team also wondered and wasn’t all that aware of who DEADPOOL was until this red-suited, katana-wielding Marvel Super Hero burst through our door.  But after a quick chat over some tacos and some “accidental” gunplay, we decided that he was indeed awesome and wondered no longer.  BURP.

THANKS, HIGH MOON!  AND NOW, ON TO MY FACT SHEET OF FUN FACTOIDS ABOUT DEADPOOL!

ABOUT ME, DEADPOOL!

Helllloooooo journalistos!  Couple things I’d like to get off my chest: Everyone knows I’m the coolest comic book character in the universe – a mercenary for hire with a super charged healing factor the ladies love. I run my mouth – so what? Some say I’m unstable but I’m very stable. (Yep, totally stable) …except for the voices in my head… (What about that time we beat the dude with his own arms?) (That doesn’t count – he had it coming.)  And if you want to know what gets me going in the mornings, it’s chimichangas! (MmmmmWfffmmmmwfmmahmmm- oh Chimichangas) WHOA, I feel better now.  I also love to talk, especially to you!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF MY GAME STUFF:

I, DEADPOOL, am here to tell you about all the awesomeness that is my new video game!  That’s right – I’ve taken over High Moon Studios in order to develop the world’s first-ever video game dedicated to yours truly, ME – DEADPOOL!  You may know me as the “Merc with a Mouth,” which means there will be plenty of ME talking to YOU in the game, along with ALL of my favorite things:  katanas, big guns (and not just these amazing arm muscles – check!), hot chicks, cameos from some of my X-MEN friends (ooh, spandex!), chimichangas, bouncy houses, and of course…ME!!!  I also “invited” my old Marvel pal Daniel Way, who’s put together some of my zaniest comic book adventures ever, to give my DEADPOOL video game a story that pays tribute to ME more than ever!  So what are you waiting for?  Go write amazing chocolatey editorial goodness about my DEADPOOL game!!!

MY KEY FEATURES OF ME:

- You Get to Play ME – DEADPOOL!  Bored after years of stealing the show as part of an ensemble cast, I’m finally delivering what all my loyal fans have asked for – nay, DEMANDED – an entire video game featuring me and what I want to do…or what I want you to do to me…no, wait, as me.  That includes appearances by some of my X-MEN friends  - Not ‘cuz I need help (I don’t), but ‘cuz Marvel paid me to (wink).  I might have made a few changes so you see things like I do. (You can thank me later, Psylocke.)

So Many Shiny Toys, So Little Time!  No video game of mine would be complete without a lot of shiny new guns (bang!), blades (poke!), explosives (boom), duct tape (quack!) and a buttload of other things for me to play with!  To capture all of my good sides, I made High Moon Studios make a third-person action game – and yes, my bottom is my best side.

- An All-New Full Frontal Pictorial Story About Me!  My Marvel writing hostage buddy Daniel Way (Secret Invasion, Dark Reign) and I have been through many life-changing things together, including visits to a lot of authentic taco stands.  (Free life lesson:  If it’s hot going in, it’ll be HOT coming out!)  Daniel has put together a story that shows off my specialness like never before!

- Fourth Wall…Schmourth Wall!!! – I like breaking walls, especially the fourth one!  Why play a game about me when we can’t even talk to each other?  I like you.  Don’t you like me?  Let’s get married. Why are you ignoring me?  FINE!!!  I’m breaking up with you!  I miss you so much.  Let’s get back together. Hold me…(and that was just a taste…).

- Did I Mention This is a DEADPOOL Video Game?  This is a DEADPOOL video game!  That means you get to enjoy over-the-top-poop-your-pants action, smokin’ hot babes and tacos!  Not necessarily all together or in that order.  (What about that time when…?) Hey!  NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

Publisher: DEADPOOL! (with some cashola I borrowed from Activision Publishing, Inc.)

Developer: DEADPOOL!  (but I’m letting High Moon Studios help)

Release Date: 2013 (See, the world doesn’t end this year)

Platforms:

Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft

PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system

(Wow, that’s a mouthful!  Thanks, legal eagles – for those circle R thingy’s and looooong names)

Suggested Retail Price: I suggest you wait and see!

ESRB Rating:

“RP” (Rating Pending)

Expected “M” (For Mature…or MOOBS, or Merc with a Mouth, or …)

Don’t you just love Deadpool? Going to get the game?

True Blood – Two Episodes Left Trailer

This series of True Blood has flown by. It has been one of the most intriguing to date and the finale is set to be explosive, with a few loose ends to be tied up in one of HBO’s biggest shows.

Will Eric and his sister fight Lilith? Is Bill truly changed or is he playing a game for power? Russell is after the sun by looking for fairies, will he find Sookie? Was Sookie promised to a vampire? Will Sam and Luna save Emma?

 

 

My god, that is a lot of questions. We haven’t even covered Jessica, Jason, Pam or Tara, all of which have increasingly interesting parts in the show.

With just two episodes left, it seems hard to believe that they could fit all that in. Of you were in any doubt though, they will.

Here is a trailer for the last two episodes.

[pro-player width='530' height='253' type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAGL-uxcHJ0&feature=player_embedded[/pro-player]

Just incase you missed some bits, here’s a little run down. Bill thinks he is the chosen one. Alcide will return, as he defends himself with a gun. Jessica is being buried next to Jason, in what looks like the making position. Russell is on a war path. Sookie is also tired of running and is standing to fight.

War is certainly coming in these final episodes. Bill’s final line is particularly interesting: “I told you. Vampires often turn on those they love the most.” Is that in reference to Eric, Jessica or Lilith? Either way, I can’t wait.

How excited are you for the end of series 5? Have you enjoyed it so far? Where can the show go from this?

Update: There is also now a trailer just for episode 11, titled Sunset. Looks explosive.

[pro-player width='530' height='253' type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYVkuSojOn4&feature=player_embedded[/pro-player]

New Skyfall Posters are Rather Dull

Skyfall has released a series of new posters and a banner ahead of its October release date, showing off the four main characters. Possibly though, in the most boring posters ever.

The series of posters turn our attention to Bond (Daniel Craig), Bérénice Marlohe’s female killer (who by far does the best out of the posters), Javier Bardem’s Silva, who is the villain of the film, and finally Naomie Harris as the love interest of the film, although she does shoot Bond in the trailer.

There really isn’t too much going on in the posters. All we get is the character in front of a 007 sign and, well, that’s about it. They don’t give away anything more about the film, or stand out too much.

Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace managed to produce much more interesting posters before the film launch, with some nice montages and effects, but it seems Skyfall has taken a step back from that, instead showing the no nonsense approach, something that the Craig era has focused on a lot – bringing the character down to earth.

What do you think of the posters? Extremely boring or do they fit with the film?

 

 

Marvel Now! Thor Will Redefine Worthy

Marvel Now! has been kept quite quiet considering how big an impact it will have. All Marvel have released so far is little teasers that might not even be for the books we expect.

However, as the time nears, they are finally starting to give us a lot more information, beginning with Thor: God of Thunder #1, a book which will be helmed by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic.

The story will follow a young Thor, Thor the Avenger and Thor the last king of Asgard, in a book that spans not only time zones, but also the entire universe. Aaron has planned a grand story which will see Thor meet other gods throughout his thousand years of life, only to see them all die off, leaving their mortal followers with only one hope – Thor.

To break it down even more, as Aaron did himself, there is a god killing serial killer on the loose, effecting every stage of Thor’s life, which he must stop, even when he is the last king and something has gone terribly wrong.

“Jason and Esad have created a Thor story for the ages, and a villain unlike anything our hero has ever faced,” said Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. “Combine Jason’s trademark storytelling with Esad’s majestic visuals and the result is a story of breathtaking scale that is sure to thrill a new generation of readers.  This is going to be a book to watch.”

The Marvel Now! relaunch is set to be one that draws in news readers and old alike, but while giving them a son of Odin they have never seen before.

“Thor, by definition, demands stories of a grand scale,” explained Jason Aaron in an interview with Marvel.com. “This story spans millennia – from the Viking Age to the far flung future. And it takes us all across the Marvel Universe as well. From Earth to the far corners of space, and from all new otherworldly cities of gods to an Asgard like we’ve never seen before, we definitely cover a lot of ground in our initial arc.”

This will see the book go in a whole new direction, featuring all new heroes, weapons and villains.

Make sure you pick up Thor: God of Thunder #1 this November as Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic redefine Worthy!

Richard E. Grant to Star in Doctor Who

The BBC, via their Twitter page, have just confirmed that Richard E. Grant will be appearing in the new series of Doctor Who, of which the first episode airs on 25 August.

Grant is no stranger to Doctor Who. He was the voice of the Doctor in Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka and also played the Doctor himself for comic relief in The Curse of the Fatal Death.

This immediately raises a variety of questions. For one thing, there is no information about when he will appear. It could be in the first five episode of this year, or next year for the 50th anniversary.

There have been numerous rumours about the 50th anniversary, with one being that a selection of previous Doctors will all appear on-screen at once. With Grant being a previous Doctor just fuels this rumour. Could he be the first part of a much larger puzzle?

This could all be completely wrong though. Richard E. Grant was never counted as an actual Doctor. He appeared between Paul McGann and Christopher Eccleston, yet Mcgann was Doctor number eight and Eccleston was nine.

That certainly shakes things up a little bit. There is no doubt that rumours will start to fly over who Grant will play. Will this be the BBC finally pushing him fully into a Doctor role? It does seem unlikely as they would have to renumber the later Doctors.

What do you think? Is this the first of the Doctors being assembled? Will he even play the Doctor? Are you excited?

Diamond Sales Figures: DC edges out Marvel

The market share figures for July are in and there are quite a few change going. First of all, DC reigns supreme once again, but expect this to be swiftly taken away when Marvel Now! launches.

What’s quite surprising about DC’s lead is that only one Before Watchmen (Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1) book features in the top 10. What has really done it for the company are the 11th issues, which have drawn in lots of readers as books reach tipping points.

The biggest winner though is Walking Dead #100. It is such a huge selling comic that it helped raise Image’s whole market share by 2%. One comic raising the profile of a company by 2% is a real achievement. As well as this, it was the best-selling comic for July – not really a surprise there.

For Image to rise by 2%, DC and Marvel both slipped, just DC not quite as much. DC finished on 32.71%, Marvel on 31.96% and Image on 9.42% – still a long way behind the big two.

Other news includes DC having six of the best-selling books, Marvel 3, all of which were Avengers VS X-Men related, and Image just one, but it was Walking Dead #100, so good on them.

DC have five of the best-selling graphic novels, with Batman: Earth One leading the way. Image and IDW both have two on the list, and Dark Horse Comics one. None from Marvel though which is quite surprising.

Below are all the tables.

 

PUBLISHER MARKET SHARES

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
DC COMICS 32.71%
MARVEL COMICS 31.96%
IMAGE COMICS 9.42%
IDW PUBLISHING 6.61%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.51%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.77%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.38%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 1.22%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.20%
VIZ MEDIA 0.95%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 7.28%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
DC COMICS 36.55%
MARVEL COMICS 35.45%
IMAGE COMICS 9.39%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.51%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.79%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.64%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.30%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 1.04%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.85%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.67%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 3.81%

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
  DOLLARS UNITS
JULY 2012 VS. JUNE 2012
COMICS 0.61% -1.96%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -4.36% 6.45%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -0.95% -1.33%
JULY 2012 VS. JULY 2011
COMICS 22.09% 15.24%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 16.89% 18.25%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 20.46% 15.48%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2012 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2011
COMICS 19.28% 16.71%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 13.40% 11.12%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 17.36% 16.25%

 

TOP 10 COMICS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 THE WALKING DEAD #100 (MR) $3.99 IMA
2 AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
3 AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
4 BATMAN #11 $3.99 DC
5 JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 $3.99 DC
6 BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
7 AVX VS. #4 $3.99 MAR
8 DETECTIVE COMICS #11 $3.99 DC
9 GREEN LANTERN #11 $2.99 DC
10 ACTION COMICS #11 $3.99 DC

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

 

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE
1 BATMAN: EARTH ONE HC $22.99 DC
2 FABLES VOLUME 17: INHERIT THE WIND TP (MR) $14.99 DC
3 RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE SCORE HC $24.99 IDW
4 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9: FREEFALL TP $17.99 DAR
5 INVINCIBLE VOLUME 16: FAMILY TIES TP $16.99 IMA
6 BATMAN & ROBIN VOLUME 1: BORN TO KILL HC $24.99 DC
7 LOCKE & KEY VOLUME 5: CLOCKWORKS HC $24.99 IDW
8 SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: KICKED IN THE TEETH TP $14.99 DC
9 SCALPED VOLUME 9: KNUCKLE UP TP (MR) $14.99 DC
10 WILD CHILDREN ONE-SHOT (MR) $7.99 IMA

 

Animated Star Trek Set in Movie Universe?

Star Trek is starting to become quite big again and with the new film by J.J. Abrams, it has gained a new lease on life in the modern age. As well as the films, there is also talk of an animated TV series and/or a live-action one.

However, it seems like a live action one would be a little too close to the movie universe, so instead, screenwriter Roberto Orci is opting for an animated version, but set in the movie universe…

If the project gets off the ground, it would follow the adventures of the newest cast, but would be set between films. This has happened several times in comic books, where events between episodes or films have been explained in great detail.

Here is the exchange between TrekMovies.com and Robert Orcio:

TrekMovie.com: Is there some kind of handshake — or possibly written — agreement between Paramount and CBS for CBS to not do a live-action Star Trek TV series while there is a feature film in development or until after JJ Abrams produces three movies?

Roberto Orci: I don’t know how specific that is. I do know there is an conversation where all parties agree to do what is best for Trek. And sometimes that means leaving space for the movie and it may turn into “maybe we can do both.” I don’t think there is a hard and fast rule where if there is a movie you can’t do it. It means let’s be aware of whether or not we are cannibalizing Trek. Let’s be aware of not saturating the audience and having them not be tired of it but hungry for it.

TrekMovie.com: But do you agree with me that an animated series is…

Roberto Orci: Yes. It is less cannibalizing. I would like to see an animated series the most. When I think about it, it is the most different than what we are doing and still in the most in line with it. So I would like to see an animated series.

TrekMovie.com: An animated series done like the new comic books and game you guys are currently overseeing — set in the movie universe with the same characters, having adventures in between the films?

Roberto Orci: Yes, exactly.

Would you be excited to see a Star Trek animated series with the cast from the film? Does this tread to close to the line? Can an animated Star Trek even work?

Jason Aaron to Take Over Thor

Marvel continue with their Marvel Now! teasers, this time announcing that Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic will be taking over the relaunch of Thor.

The comic will be brought to you by the new team in November of this year, the same month as Invincible Iron Man. Yesterday we gave you that teaser, suggesting this might have the tagline ‘Thunder’.

We were slightly out, as this comes with ‘Worthy’, probably due to the fact “who ever is worthy shall lift the hammer”.

Jason Aaron currently writes Wolverine and the X-Men, but as a reassurance to fans, he tweeted last night he will continue with that title. He said, “And also, in answer to questions, yes, I am still writing WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN, and hope to continue to do so for a very long time.”

Thor has been through a lot of changes recently. He died not too long ago and was replaced, but soon found his way back into the fold of Marvel books. With a second film on the way, it was inevitable.

We also know that Thor will be part of the Uncanny Avengers team, which will be the flagship book to Marvel Now!. It will be interesting to see how close the books get.

Are you looking forward to Thor by Jason Aaron? Will it affect his other books? Is Thor a character fans are interested in?

New Skyfall International Trailer

A new international trailer for Skyfall has hit the internet and it reveals quite a lot about the story line – Bond is back in action, but not only in a new film, he is back after death.

The story seems to revolve around M (JudI Dench) loosing a hard drive full of the identities of embedded spies and from here the plot thickens.

We get a montage of Bond (Daniel Graig) being shot, by order of M no less. He doesn’t actually die though, just goes off to enjoy retirement. But when things start to go really wrong for MI6, he returns just in time to save the day.

The trailer gives is the first look at Q (Ben Whishaw) who was particularly good in a BBC2 program called The Hour, and should turn out to be a fine addition to the film.

We also get quite a few glimpses at Javier Bardem, playing the villain, Silva. It seems that once again the franchise will follow along the line of Bond having many encounters with the man. Silva looks like one of his most deadly opponents to date though, especially of the Craig era.

Along with that, we get a sizable chunk of the train-top set piece, which may turn out to be one of the biggest set pieces of the film, MI6 exploding, some sex in a shower, and some witty dialog.

Bond: “Everybody needs a hobby.”

Silva: “So what’s yours?”

Bond: “Resurrection.”

[pro-player width='530' height='253' type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgr2syY_OU4&feature=player_embedded[/pro-player]

Invincible Iron Man Gets a New Team

Marvel love their teasers. They put out more than any other company and it certainly grabs our attention. Now, they are teasing a whole new team for Invincible Iron Man.

Coming in November, Kieron Gillen and Greg Land will be taking over the series, which has been one of Marvel’s best selling titles.

Here’s the teaser in question:

This is part of the Marvel Now! relaunch which will see a number of books going back to issue one and new teams taking over. We already have quite a lot of information for Uncanny Avengers #1 but this is the first for Iron Man.

Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca have been on Invincible Iron Man for quite some time now, building the book up to new heights. They have done incredible story lines with the character and have made him stand out from the rest, creating one of the best selling books for Marvel.

Taking Fraction off of the book seems like quite a risk for Marvel but Gillen must have something pretty special lined up. The character has played a big role in events such as Avengers Vs X-Men and Civil War so expect big things to continue.

The teaser doesn’t specifically say Invincible Iron Man which leads to the question, will all teasers be like this? Will we have Soldier for Captain America? Smash for Hulk? Thunder for Thor?

What do you think about the new creative team? Will they outdo Fraction and Larroca? Will you pick up the new Invincible Iron Man?

Jackson Confirms Hobbit Trilogy

It seemed inevitable and now it has become a reality: The Hobbit will be split into three films. Rumours started circulating a little while ago, especially during Comic Con, that Peter Jackson was in talks to expand the franchise from two films to three.

When a franchise makes so much money,  production companies such as New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and others, really wouldn’t say no to more.

 

Here’s the official announcement that came from Peter Jackson’s official Facebook page:

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie — and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of The Hobbit films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, “a tale that grew in the telling.”

Cheers,

Peter J”

The first question immediately comes to mind is, what more will he add to it? Peter has answer some of it in the statement with Bilbo, Gandalf, the Dwarves, Necromancer and some extra battles, but he has to make it all fit in and very smooth. Adding stuff retrospectively to an already rough-cut film will be a challenge.

Are you looking forward to it now being a trilogy or is this purely for the money? Will you see all three parts? How will one book cover three films?

Meme of the Week

The youth of today always seem to be coming up with new phrases and words that they like to throw around. Something that seems to be used a lot right now is YOLO. It means ‘You only live once’, and teenagers take this to mean ‘sit inside on Facebook and video games.’ I sound like an old man, god. I’m only 20.

Anyway, anger at the youth aside, YOLO doesn’t count for everyone. That’s right, everyone’s favorite time traveler has never heard, nor has need for, the expression. He regenerates and he still goes out and does more.

Kids aye?

Video of the Week

Have you ever wondered what storm troopers and scout troopers get up to on their days off? It is not everyday droids escape or Jedi attack the death star, so they do get some time off.

It seems for that time off, some of them like to go Moto X riding, on the sand of Tatooine. Check out this cool video of them doing some nice tricks as they ride the dunes.

Sometimes, I wish I was a storm trooper.

[pro-player width='530' height='253' type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_4WRkyiGN0[/pro-player]

Speculation Rises

This article contains the biggest spoilers of all time. Do not read it if you have not watched The Dark Knight Rises yet.

It will ruin the end of the film for you so heed the warning.

Okay, last chance. Here we go.

Read more →

Breakdown: Full Length Man of Steel Trailer

Last night a full length Man of Steel trailer hit the internet, albeit a bootlegged one. But it is watchable and it is very good. The trailer should be released in due time, but until then, here is a breakdown of that very trailer:

It begins roughly the same as the teaser trailer with some childhood scenes and more of Clark as an outcast, trying to hitchhike. We get that emotional shot of kid Clark in the cape putting his hands on his hips.

It’s then we get the opening line from Kal-El: “What if a child dreams of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired for something greater?” It’s unclear whether they are on Krypton or Earth when this is said.

Next we get shots of a school bus crashing into a river or lake. It’s full of kids and they are all screaming and banging the windows.

“My son was in the bus. He saw what Clark did.” This seems similar to something that happened in Smallville on a bus and for some reason I can help but feel the boy is Lex Luthor. The voice over ends with a shot of Clark outside the bus, drenched, having just saved it.

We then return back to adult Clark as he is still an outcast but the more the trailer goes on, the more it seems like his exile is self imposed. He sees a school bus when he is an adult and it clearly brings back memories of pain.

“People are afraid of what they don’t understand.” Unfortunately it is impossible to to tell who said this.

Then we return to Clark’s childhood again as he uncovers stuff from his planet and his spaceship. The Kents hid what they could on the day they found him, whether to protect him or tell him in later life. We see his spaceship and a ring with the -El family crest on.

“It’s not from this world Clark, and neither are you,” Jonathan Kent.

We then get some shots of Clark dressed as Superman walking about and entering the Fortress of Solitude. This features prominently in the trailer, so it may in the film as well.

“This is my question – Where do I come from” – Clark. This may be him asking the program in the Fortress.

At one points, there is a shot of Clark pulling his shirt open that has become iconic over the last two decades.

Pa Kent then gives his speech from on of the teaser trailers: “One day, you’re going to have to make a choice. You’ll have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, is going to change the world.”

It is at this point Superman leaves the Arctic. There are some stunning shots of him flying through the clouds and at his super speed.

Then there is a quick montage of Krypton exploding. Kryptonite goes everywhere. Jor-El and Lara are seen hugging a baby while crying, Jor-El looks nervous and out of time. Then  back to Earth as people run screaming, someone hugging a baby. It seems like this might be the day he landed on Earth.

After this, we see the humans fear of Superman as he is walking in handcuffs after being arrested by the army. The army wouldn’t be able to stop him though so he must have been willing.

More clips of some action. It looks big in this film, a lot of stuff gets destroyed. Someone emerges from a fire and a quick shot of Superman kissing someone, so quick it’s hard to tell – must be Louis. Then an even quicker shot of Superman fighting Zod.

“My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they’d reject me, through fear” – Superman

Superman fighting an unknown enemy. He’s thrown into the big safe door from the very first official still we got. Looks slightly beaten.

“He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready” – Superman again

A shot walking behind a satchel, past the Daily Planet ball, see someone putting on glasses, this must be Clark as a journalist and not a fisherman. It looks like he un-outcast himself in order to help.

We then get the final shot of the trailer. Soldiers point their guns at something. But Superman emerges. They don’t move their guns.

“What do you think?” – Superman.

That’s the end of the trailer but it really sticks with you. It has that epic emotional music like the teaser trailers all the way through.

Zack Snyder has managed to make it grounded and unlike any Superman film to come before. You can really see that Christopher Nolan has had an input on this film.

Oh, the bootlegged trailer is still on the internet somehow, it wouldn’t take too much to find it…

Nolan Responds to Shooting

Christopher Nolan, the director and co-writer of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has released a statement responding to the tragedy that ripped through the small town of Aurora, near Denver, Colorado.

During a midnight screening of the new film, 12 people were shot dead and 59 injured after a man in a bulletproof vest and mask opened fire on the packed cinema screen.

You can see more details here.

Nolan’s statement reads, “Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie.

“I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.”

Tweet Shows Spoiler From X-Force

SPOILERS BELOW.

SPOILERS BELOW.

It seems a while since we have had a major mess up on Twitter, but thanks to Rick Remender, that came to a swift end today.

It seems from the Tweets that follow, it was a slip up by the writer of X-Force, concerning a Tweet about an upcoming storyline, with his editor getting quite angry.

Below is an image that Remender accidentally posted on Twitter rather than sending in a direct message. It shows the character Kid A as the possible new Apocalypse.

According to Bleeding Cool, the exchange went something like this:

 

RickRemender: E @nick_lowe_ Hey, emails are still bouncing. Did you get Phil’s killer new Apocalypse rough?

RickRemender: Dammit. Anyone know how to delete an image from yfrog?

charlescrapo: What image are you trying to delete?

chadventure: should I forget that I saw that then?

andrepaploo: you log into your Yfrog account (i think w/your twitter passwords), and delete it on the Yfrog website

ryanklindsay: Delete the tweet, too, mate.

psychoz69: camera took a picture of your genitals while it was in your pocket?

ytrjdsm: well…THAT’S a he’ll of a spoiler… :-/

nick_lowe (Rick’s editor at Marvel): Um, Rick, that wasn’t a DM. GET IT DOWN!

dreamyeyed: Oh, Twitter.

RickRemender: Well… that was a mistake.

0799805: Oh damn I put it on CBR. But took it down. Eeep!

RickRemender: No worries, it’s everywhere now.

 

Do you think this was a genuine mistake or PR stunt to gets fans going? Should they be sending suff like this over Twitter anyway? What’s wrong with email? What do you think of Kid A?

 

Shocking Mass Shooting in Denver

A terrible shooting in Denver have left fourteen people dead and up to 50 more injured after man wearing a mask opened fire inside a cinema.

The attack took place during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, the new Batman film, where cinema goers originally thought it was a prank or stunt to do with the film.

Witnesses say that a masked man came in through the emergency exits wearing some sort of gas mask. He proceeded to throw a gas canister into the audience before opening fire.

Dan Oates, the police chief in the Denver suburb of Aurora said: “This is a horrific event. Our hearts go out to all of the family. We have mobilized the witnesses that we could get our hands on to an area high school where de-briefings are under way.”

A man in his early 20’s has now been taken into custody after he was found in possession of a knife, rifle and handgun and also wearing a bulletproof vest. The arrest took place in the cinema car park where the man gave up without a struggle.

President Barack Obama has responded to the events that took places, saying: “Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time.

“We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come.”

The story broke as local hospitals were alerted to a mass casualty that had happened in the vicinity. 10 people are said to have died on site, while a further four died later in hospital.

The number of injured is still not specified as more and more are being taken to hospital. Expect more details to come through out the day.

Below is a video of people leaving the cinema screen, some with help from police and some covered in blood. It just goes to show how serious the incident is and what it has meant to all these people.

[pro-player width='530' height='253' type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7sIiqq66rk&feature=player_embedded[/pro-player]

UPDATE

Reports are now saying that the shooter is one James Holmes, 24, of North Aurora. It was also his apartment block that was evacuated after he suggested that explosives were there.

Other witnesses are suggesting that the shooting was timed to take place during a shooting in the film. This will quickly bring rise to questions that films are too violent and also the Batman franchise.

UPDATE 2

Conflicting reports are bouncing around news sources. Some are claiming 10 dead, others 12, and some 14. This should be clarified in due course.

The Daily Mail, CNN and some others are claiming the youngest injured was a three month old baby. If true, that is truly shocking and our thoughts go out to the family.

Meme of the Week

With just one day to go until the biggest film of the year, The Dark Knight Rises, is released, I couldn’t be more excited. However, some people have already gotten to see the film, so this, this is for you.

I hate to say it, but some reviewers out there, some critics and some idiots just love to spoil films. Well Liam Neeson has my back, so if you spoil the film, watch your back.

UA-28050589-1