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Feature James Peaty 19 Jun 2013 - 06:03
This feature continues spoilers for Man Of Steel.
Superhero movies tend to spawn sequels. That's not news. And thanks to the success of Avengers Assemble, it's entirely possible that there's a Justice League movie on the horizon, too. So it's tough, watching Man of Steel, not to look for clues about the future of the Superman story on the big screen.
And as a Superman fan, it's tough not to notice the multiple nods to other versions of the story - things that only the most devoted would pick up on. Here are nine Easter eggs hidden in the film that you may or may not have noticed first time round...
Although absent from big screen proceedings for the first time since 1983’s Superman III, »
Jaxson is only 1-year-old so it's a little hard for him to separate fact from fiction. Hence the wetworks that ensued when he was told he was going to meet Iron Man but was instead rewarded with a face-to-face with Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. The look on Rdj's face just about says it all. Iron Man 3 is still playing in select theaters and currently sits at a comfortable $1.2B at the worldwide box office. Related Content: Twitter Buzz: Iron Man 3 Geek Deals: Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Pre-Order, Doctor Who Series Seven And More "Based on Warren Ellis' Extremis storyline and following the box-office shattering events of Marvel's The Avengers, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has become the target of global terrorist The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley) who has secretly been the mastermind behind most of the tragedies in Tony's life. Isolated from his fellow Avengers, »
Watch new TV Spots from Summit Entertainment's Red 2, starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Neal McDonough and David Thewlis. The first film was a hit, and this one looks to deliver the same, and better laughs and action galore. Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber wrote the script based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites with his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed. they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials »
We enjoyed Red so much that we were thrilled to hear that there was a sequel coming. Then we saw the first trailer and knew it was in good hands. Now come the first television ads for the July 19 release.
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Directed by Dean Parisot
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In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that »
- ComicMix Staff
So far, the champion of the “Old-Timers with Guns” sub-genre is arguably Red, as opposed to either the first or second Expendables film. The 2010 action-comedy – based on a relatively obscure comic book written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hammer – wasn’t as popular at the box office as the first two installments in Sly Stallone’s throwback action franchise, but Red was better-received overall and has already spawned one sequel (with a third installment in development).
Red 2 opens in theaters this summer, with Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren all reprising their roles as retired (and extremely dangerous) black ops CIA agents who return to the field. Mary Louise-Parker is also back as Willis’ girlfriend, while the new cast additions include Anthony Hopkins as an eccentric scientist and Catherine Zeta-Jones as an old acquaintance ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Kris Wall reviews The Last of Us....
Post-apocalyptic action adventure - four words that have now become almost guaranteed to raise a yawn amongst the gaming collective looking to seek out new and exciting adventures. So, from the creators of Uncharted, Naughty Dog, comes another post-apocalyptic action adventure that riffs on everything from The Road and Children of Men to I Am Legend and The Walking Dead, yet confidently treading its own path and defying everything to create quite possibly the best game of this generation.
The Last of Us begins at the end, the end of the world as a viral outbreak devastates civilisation as we know it. We see this through the eyes of a young girl as she wakes up to the first reports of the outbreak via TV and radio broadcasts, glimpses of panic and chaos on the horizon nearing closer to home, and the blinding »
- Flickering Myth
Warren Ellis made it clear very early on that he had very little say in what was happening in 'Iron Man 3' and that he had word from his friend, Pearce that it was based 'very loosely' on the work that he wrote. But what did Adi Granov think of the film? He's the other side of the 'Extremis' storyline, the individual responsible for the art. Before we get to his thoughts, it should be noted that Granov also provides conceptual art for 'Marvel Studios'. Continuing on, Granov's first words on Iron Man 3 in a new interview with Cbr was that he enjoyed the film. "I thought it was a lot of fun. It had a lighter mood than I expected, which seems to go against the popular opinion that it was darker," said Granove. He continued, "I've only seen it at the premiere though, »
5th June 2013 Mark
“The Secret Origin of Tony Stark” continues with more concrete revelations than previous instalments, some truly rocking the foundation of Iron Man’s identity. #11 sees Stark still held prisoner – and unwilling bodyguard against some unremarkable space robots – by the not wholly unlikable 451 on a course for destinations unknown while we flit back in time to witness the mysterious pre-natal care and universe-altering burden given to Tony by the same conniving ‘bot.
As with many flashback narratives in comics, past events are streamlined to the nth degree so that the only events we see are solely plot-relevant and so set pieces like this issue’s attack on Mummy and Daddy Stark’s home begin to feel more than a little contrived. That said, the art’s still subtly cinematic (other than a rather dull space fricassee early in the issue »
- Jack Kirby
The first Red was a winner all the way for Summit. The film directed by Robert Schwentke holding a $58 million production budget accumulated just under $200 million worldwide. But that's not the winning part of the deal; the film provided fun action galore, with a very-well-known cast who clearly enjoyed their time in the adaptation of the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. Now, the sequel is up, and Red 2 should easily pass the first film's cume come its July 19th release date. Dean Parisot takes over the director's reigns, helming from the script by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber. Thanks to our friends at IMPawards, we have several Korean character posters below which feature Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Lee Byung-hun. »
With Scott Snyder’s highly anticipated Batman: Zero Year just around the corner and Man of Steel hitting the box-office this month, I felt that it was a perfect time to delve into some of the best re-vamped origin stories in comic books. While many may fall flat (looking at you Marvel: Season Ones) some have overshadowed their golden-age predecessors to become classics that have helped elevated the comic medium to new heights. The following stories are listed in no particular order, but are merely recommendations to help you with your reading needs:
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
Writer: Frank Miller
Art: John Romita Jr.
Publisher: Marvel Comics
After changing the comic landscape with Batman: Year One, Miller sought to replicate the magic, this time over at Marvel with the character that made him famous: Daredevil. Teaming up with John Romita Jr., Daredevil: The Man Without Fear is »
- Sean Tonelli
Based on Warren Ellis' Extremis storyline and following the box-office shattering events of Marvel's The Avengers, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has become the target of global terrorist The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley) who has secretly been the mastermind behind most of the tragedies in Tony's life. Isolated from his fellow Avengers, Tony will have to devise his most advanced armor yet if he hopes to save the woman he loves, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Standing beside Tony as he takes on Mandarin's villainous allies and Ten Rings subordinates will be War Machine James Rhodey (Don Cheadle) who was conspicuously absent during the Chituari invasion in New York. Based on a screenplay by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Drew Pearce (Godzilla, Sherlock Holmes 3). Running Time: 2 hr 10 min (confirmed) Release Date: May 3, 2013 MPAA Rating: PG-13 (confirmed) Starring: Robert Downey »
Although you wouldn't know it from the box office, Iron Man 3 has become one of the most devisive superhero films to date, due largely to the treatment of the film's villains, the loose rendition of Warren Ellis' Extremis storyline, and the controversial ending. Personally, I stand on the more favorable side of Iron Man 3, but totally get the grievances that many fans have. Apparently, so did the folks at How It Should Have Ended, who have created a nice little animated alternative to help »
- Paul Shirey
There’s no denying Hulk is a great character – a meek scientist who transforms into a giant green man who smashes stuff? It’s Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde turned up to 11! But like other great comic book characters – Iron Man, Superman – Hulk is a difficult character to get right for his solo books. I’ve read various great writers’ takes on Hulk – Jason Aaron, Warren Ellis, Greg Pak – and though they’ve been decent, none have been outstanding. That is until I read Mark Waid’s Indestructible Hulk which is definitely the best Hulk book I’ve ever read and is among the best, if not the best, of the Marvel Now! titles.
Waid’s approach to Bruce Banner and Hulk is refreshingly pragmatic and forward-thinking which is what makes it stand out from the other books. In this book, Banner has resigned himself to a life »
- Noel Thorne
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Obviously, the honchos at the multi-media behemoth that Marvel Comics has become don’t agree with Mr. Newman’s lyricized sentiment. There was an item on Yahoo’s news site that told all of us who care about such information that Mighty Marvel is planning an Ant-Man movie.
Well, this could be a real creative challenge, because Ant Man was never what you’d consider a game-changing creation. His superpower was…he could shrink, like a cheat suit. But he did retain the strength he had as a full-size dude. Okay, that doesn’t seem like a trope that would suggest myriad storylines and that may be one of the reasons that the original Ant Man didn’t last too long, at least not as Ant Man. After sharing one of »
- Dennis O'Neil
While the sequel to "Red," the 2010 action comedy that starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as over-the-hill assassins, doesn't open until the middle of July, Lionsgate and producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are already plotting a third film, with screenwriting siblings Jon and Erich Hoeber back for a third go-around (according to the Hollywood Reporter). "Thank god!" said nobody. "Red" was based on the comic book miniseries by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner (although without much of the book's wit and explosive bursts of violence), the title standing for "retired extreme dangerous," and in its original film version, directed by Robert Schwentke, with a fair amount of visual flair. The end product of that film felt slightly watered down, with a number of concessions made to meet the seemingly impossible release date, like losing the distinctly funky music by Irish DJ and frequent Steven Soderbergh »
- Drew Taylor
Despite the fact that the action-comedy sequel Red 2 doesn't hit cinemas until July, Summit Entertainment must be confident that it has another hit on its hands, with Deadline revealing that the studio has hired screenwriting siblings Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (whose credits include Red and Red 2, along with the 2009 thriller Whiteout and last year's Hasbro board game adaptation-turned-alien actioner Battleship) to pen the script for Red 3.
The Red franchise is based upon the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer and centres on a trio of 'Retired, Extremely Dangerous' ex black-ops agents, portrayed by Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich. The forthcoming sequel sees Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) taking over directing duties from Red helmer Robert Schwentke, while Mary-Louise Parker returns to the cast alongside new additions Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Side Effects).
Red 2 »
- Flickering Myth
Never likely to turn down the chance for a franchise, Summit Entertainment was quick to capitalise on the solid success of Bruce Willis action comedy ensemble pic Red back in 2010. The sequel hits the Us in July and heads here in August, and the studio is already starting work on a third instalment.Veteran Red script writers Jon and Erich Hoeber (who have spun the characters from Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s slim original tome into the first two films already) are now signed on to start cracking out the third screenplay.It’s really more a case of wanting to be ready should the sequel prove as popular as the first. The second film finds Bruce back as retired black ops agent Frank Moses, trying to live a quieter life with girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker). But things are never that simple for Frank, and soon old pal »
Summit Entertainment has hired writers for Red 3.
The company has already begun work on a third film ahead of the release of Red 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jon and Erich Hoeber, who wrote both the previous films, have been tapped to return.
No details for Red 3 have been released.
Red 2 will arrive in cinemas on July 19. Watch a trailer for the film below:
Even though the first sequel isn't out for another two months, Lionsgate-Summit has already signed writers Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen the third installment of the "Red" film franchise.
The original 2010 film, based on a comic book mini-series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, followed over-the-hill operatives kicking the butts of younger agents. Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich star.
The 2010 film raked in an impressive $199 million worldwide at the box-office from a modest budget. If the script for the third film is approved, filming could begin as early as January.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Red 2 isn't even going to be released in theaters until July 19th, but Summit Entertainment isn't going to wait around to see how it does before they start developing Red 3. The studio already hired back Jon and Erich Hoeber to write a third installment of the action franchise. They are the same guys who wrote the first two films. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will be back to produce the film as well.
I loved the first film, and I'm excited to see the sequel. It's looks pretty amazing. It's so early one that there's no information on what the story will be about, but I imagine it will involve the same core cast that includes Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Mary Louise-Parker.
- Joey Paur
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