Straight from X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer’s Twitter feed comes news that The Age of Apocalypse could be coming in 2016… or at least “an” age of Apocalypse. Hashtags make for curious reading. Gee, it’s like Fox saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer drop today or something…
By Joe Hughes
Following a week of grainy pictures of posters, surprise villain appearances and teaser set photos, Sony and Columbia Pictures have released the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With three villains — the Rhino, Electro and Green Goblin — appearing in the film, the trailer had a short amount of time to dedicate to so many adversaries, not to mention the star of the film. But it manages to give time to everyone, while offering at least a hint, if not a really good look, at what each character will look like on screen.
If you were thinking that Ben Affleck donning Batman’s cape and cowl for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel meant he’d be doing a version of Christian Bale’s famous Bat-growl from the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, think again.
Affleck told Playboy he’s going to “redefine Batman in a way that doesn’t compete” with Bale and Nolan’s version of the character.
By Joe Hughes
With the tremendous success of films like The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, as well as Hollywood’s focus on turning as many popular super hero properties into films as possible, demand for a Wonder Woman movie is perhaps at an all time high. And while there’s still no official movie in the works as of yet, it’s possible we’re now one step closer, as it’s been announced that Fast and Furious star Gal Gadot has been cast to play Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, representing the first time the pop culture icon will appear in a feature film.
By Joe Hughes
It’s been an odd year for Bill Watterson. The iconic Calvin and Hobbes creator — whose reclusive nature has informed his legacy almost as much as his brilliant comic strip in recent years — saw the release last month of a documentary about the cartoonist and his legendary comic strip. Shortly before its release, Watterson engaged in a rare interview as well.
After all of that, it seemed as if the increased attention on the cartoonist would begin to wane again. Instead, it’s only going to increase, as its been revealed that actor Leonardo DiCaprio will be producing a biopic of Watterson.
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Kate Beaton tackled this in one of her WW strips, too. I guess we’re all just harping on, eh?!
Meanwhile Catching Fire & Frozen have made over $200 million so far, WHAT A FLUKE