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Which comic book movies landed Teen Choice Awards nominations? Want to see Wonder Woman teamed up with Conan the Barbarian? Are Marvel Studios actors allowed to do DC Comics movies it the opportunity presented itself? Want to see a trailer for The Batman cut in the style of the Black Panther teaser? How long is […]
- Ethan Anderton
Den of Geek is reporting that the Amazon Princess will be teaming up with Conan the Cimmerian this September as DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics launch the six-issue crossover series Wonder Woman/Conan from writer Gail Simone, artist Aaron Lopresti, inker Matt Ryan, and colorist Wendy Broome.
“I love crossovers, I love Wonder Woman, and being able to bring the undisputed greatest warriors of the Dcu and Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age together for the very first time is a dream come true,” said Simone.
What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their name into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short?
- Gary Collinson
What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to enjoy totally kickass crossovers.
Thanks to DC and Dark Horse coming together and tearing red tape to shreds, some of the most adored warriors in all of comics will unite this fall in Wonder Woman/Conan, which, if you were to ask me, sounds like one of the most natural dream pairings we could ever wish to make. And with the Amazon Princess currently dominating the box office, in addition to the anticipation that comes along with writer Shea Fontana taking the creative reins on her flagship series, this joint venture couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.
Now, the two publishers could’ve simply put anyone on this six-issue miniseries and raked in the dough. But, fortunately for us all, they’ve enlisted one of the industry’s greatest writers in the form of Gail Simone, »
- Eric Joseph
Burning rubber on the small screen tonight is the first episode of Blood Drive, a new Syfy series that's both a lurid love letter to Roger Corman's Death Race movies and the gory, glorious drive-in days of old, while also making a mark with its own crimson-stained swagger. Taking place in a world circa 1999 where water is coveted above currency and violence is commonplace, Blood Drive is populated with intriguing characters looking to make it across the finish line in a cross-country race with a big prize and an even bigger penalty for losing. There is nothing else on television quite like Blood Drive, and with the series premiering tonight on Syfy at 10:00pm Et, I had the pleasure of speaking with lead actor Alan Ritchson about playing Arthur Bailey, a moral compass in a world gone mad.
Hi Alan, thanks for taking the time to talk. I've »
- Derek Anderson
This coming July, Netflix audiences will be introduced to the world of Castlevania. Of course, being based on the video game of the same name, gamers have already been living in this world for decades. However, whereas the games have largely been focused on gameplay, music, and aesthetics, the new series will finally bring story to the forefront — a story that’s often just served as a backdrop and haphazard justification for the action.
But don’t think that just because the focus has switched away from gameplay that they have their priorities in all the wrong places. Executive producer Adi Shankar has been pretty adamant that Castlevania will end up as the best video game adaptation up to this point (admittedly, it’s not an incredibly high bar). That may mean very little, but Shankar has always come across as a real fanboy, and based on that initial teaser »
- Joseph Medina
As you may now, Nathan Fillion was supposed to have a very minuscule role in this May's hit sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But he was axed, left to die on the cutting room floor. All is not lost, though, as director James Gunn is sharing a look at exactly what this cameo would have consisted of. And it's all spoof posters.
Earlier in the month, Gunn confirmed that his friend Nathan Fillion had a small part to play in Guardians 2. Though his role would have not been an acting one. Instead, Fillion posed for a number of movie posters for a Simon Williams film festival happening at a theater that would have been seen during the Earth attack sequence played out by Ego the Living Planet.
The good news to come from this is that Simon WIlliams is now officially part of the Marvel cinematic canon. Williams »
Now this is a movie I’ve been dying to review for quite some time. I’m a big Arnold Schwarzenegger fan (yes, I can spell his last same without looking it up on Google), and I especially love his 80s output: films like Conan the Barbarian, Predator, and course, Commando, are absolute classics, and for many different reasons. The first is an epic, grandiosely-directed, gory action film; the second is one of the most suspenseful, sci-fi-action pictures ever made (both Arnie and the creature are immensely memorable). The third is a cheesier, more absurd kind of product, but it somehow works. The plot is simple, a flimsy excuse to watch Arnold singlehandedly kill a small country’s entire army. When his daughter (a very young...
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While some of DC’s heaviest hitters continue saving the day a global scale in the publisher’s flagship team-up book, Justice League, up and coming scribe Steve Orlando has been carving a different niche with a ragtag team consisting of Batman, Black Canary, Lobo, the Ray, the Atom, Vixen and Killer Frost over in the pages of Justice League of America.
In the latest episode of DC All Access, co-host Jason Inman had the privilege of chatting with Orlando about the soon to be released issue #7. Aside from placing the antagonistic focus on the attention seeking Terrorsmith, readers will definitely want to keep their eyes affixed to the possibly budding romance involving Caitlin Snow and Ryan Choi.
Personally, I think the character of Killer Frost is one of the biggest crossover draws to be co-headlining this series aside from Batman. In addition to luring in fans of The Flash TV series, »
- Eric Joseph
The Arnold Schwarzenegger-produced “Wonders of the Sea 3D” is set for a theatrical release in China. Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and narrated by Schwarzenegger, the film was picked up by China’s Emperor Films.
The deal was sealed between Emperor and producer Bruber Media Partners on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. Deal terms were not disclosed. All other rights are represented by Conquistador Entertainment.
Emperor is planning a release of the 3D film on several thousand screens. That will be one of the first times that a documentary gets such a wide outing in China.
Bruber was represented by chairman and CEO Beryl Huang. Emperor was represented by its president and CEO Yang Gao. Also present at the signing were Schwarzenegger, Sally Zhao and Cousteau, the son of famous French explorer Jean-Jacques Cousteau.
“We are thrilled that mainland China is taking such a significant step towards »
- Patrick Frater
Since the late 1950s countless large and sometimes legendary Hollywood films have been shot in or near Madrid.
Samuel Bronston-produced blockbusters, Anthony Mann’s “The Fall of the Roman Empire” and Nicholas Ray’s “55 Days at Peking” partially shot near crag-strewn La Pedriza, 30 miles north of Madrid. Charlton Heston’s “El Cid” lensed in the castle of Manzanares El Real.
Film Madrid Energizes Shooting Support
In 1964, the medieval square of Chinchón, southeast of Madrid, hosted Henry Hathaway’s John Wayne-starrer “Circus World,” which also turned Madrid’s El Paseo de Coches in El Retiro Park into Paris’ Champs Elysées.
Denise O’Dell, one of Hollywood’s favorite Spain-based producers, who ran shingle Kanzaman before launching Babieka, co-produced 2006’s “Goya’s Ghosts”: Shoots included »
- Emiliano De Pablos
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films have grossed $1.9 billion in North America. Among his classics are James Cameron’s 1984’s “The Terminator”; 1991’s “The Terminator 2: Judgment Day”; and 1994’s “True Lies,” as well as such hits as 1987’s “Predator” and 2012’s “The Expendables 2.”
His movie catch phrases such as “I’ll be back”; “Hasta la Vista, Baby”; and “Get to the chopper” have become part of the pop culture lexicon.
But would he have been as big a star — let alone as governor — without his breakout role in John Milius’ “Conan the Barbarian”? The violent, erotic R-rated sword-and-fantasy adventure based on the stories of 1930’s pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard opened in 1,400 theaters on May 14, 1982. Though reviews were decidedly mixed — Variety »
- Susan King
When Arnold Schwarenegger first teamed up with Ivan Reitman to make Twins with Danny DeVito, no one knew what to expect. This was Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator trying out comedy for God’s sake. How in the world could he pull this off? Turns out he did and he did it extremely well. In fact he did so well that he teamed up with Reitman again to make the movie Kindergarten Cop. While it wasn’t as good as Twins it was pretty awesome in its own right. I’m pretty sure everyone in the world knows the line “It’s not
- Nat Berman
Ask anyone you know and they could probably pull out an Arnold Schwarzenegger impression for you. The star of The Terminator, Predator, and Conan the Barbarian has one of the most distinct voices in Hollywood, but he’s rarely done voice over work and has never narrated a documentary film before. That changes with Wonders of the […]
The post Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Narrate ‘Wonders of the Sea 3D’ Documentary appeared first on /Film. »
- Ben Pearson
In The Overlook, A.V. Club film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky examines the misfits, underappreciated gems, and underseen classics of film history.
No movie made in the 1940s is quite like The Iron Crown, Alessandro Blasetti’s sumptuous fantasy epic of one-eyed barbarians, glittering suits of spiky armor, and pseudo-medieval exotica. It’s sort of a blockbuster avant la lettre, very violent and lovably cheesy, closer in aesthetics and spirit to the likes of Krull and Conan The Barbarian than to the costume and fairy-tale movies of its era. In the context of film history, one might call it the midpoint between the spectacular epics of the golden age of Italian silent film and the wondrously corny Italian sword-and-sandal cheapies of the early 1960s—or perhaps an attempt by Blasetti, a student of Soviet film, to outdo Sergei Eisenstein’s classic Alexander Nevsky. But it’s much stranger than that. The »
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
There have been talks of a Conan The Barbarian sequel and even the name Arnold Schwarzenegger has been attached but it’s seemingly unlikelier by the minute that we’re going to see a feature film any time soon. However, a television series may very well happen. Despite recent reports of the big screen Legend of Conan reboot being cancelled, a TV series could still materialize in the very near future. President & CEO of Cabinet Entertainment Fredrik Malmberg explained: Ultimately, the studio let the rights expire. The positive news is that Conan Properties now controls everything again, and are currently producing
A Conan The Barbarian TV Show is Not That Bad an Idea »
- Nat Berman
It’s literally been almost 30 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger did his first comedy. In 1988 Ivan Reitman took a chance and directed an incredibly funny comedy that starred the action star and Danny DeVito as none other than Twins. No one could believe it. How would the star of The Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, Commando, and The Predator even be remotely funny? But Twins was great. Movie goers and critics loved it and Arnold showed us that he was more than just an action star. Schwarzenegger did Kindergarten Cop shortly after that which was also successful. Junior on the other
- Nat Berman
Loznitsa’s latest film Austerlitz premiered at Venice last year. Arthur is known for his decades of work in special effects and makeup, with his credits including Class Of The Titans, Conan The Barbarian and The NeverEnding Story.
Matthews is HBO Europe’s vice president and executive producer for drama development, Central Europe, Nordic and Spain; his credits include drama series The Borgias.
Further guests at the forum will include The Young Pope and Youth production designer Ludovica Ferrario, and Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík, who collorated on Burning Bush and Wasteland for HBO Europe.
The Visegrad Film Forum will take place at the Faculty of Film and Television in Bratislava »
Mike Cecchini Apr 7, 2017
Arnold Schwarzenegger now looks highly unlikely to reprise the role of Conan one last time...
This is unfortunate. For the last few years, it looked like we might finally get Conan 3, known as The Legend of Conan or Conan the Conqueror, with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning for one last time with the sword, detailing his fate as King that was glimpsed at the end of Conan The Barbarian. As recently as last year, Arnold himself made it sound like this movie was all but a sure thing.
But now Chris Morgan, who was set to produce the film, is making it sound far less likely. "At the end of the day, the studio decided that they weren’t gonna make that," he told Entertainment Weekly. "I gotta say, it’s honestly a heartbreak. I love that first movie so much, so much, it’s one of my favorite movies. »
Sorry, folks. The long-discussed reboot The Legend of Conan isn't going to happen. The movie was supposed to be a direct sequel to 1982's Conan the Barbarian, which would have seen Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise one of his most iconic roles for a third time. But Universal Pictures has decided to kill the franchise before it could even get started.
Schwarzenegger has been teasing Legend of Conan for years, and fans were quite excited about seeing his return. Arnold first took on the role in the John Milius directed 1982 adaptation of Robert E. Howard's most famous creation. And in 1984, he returns in the less-violent, somewhat disappointing Conan the Destroyer. Legend of Conan was supposed to return Arnold and the Conan character back to its bloody, R-rated roots. The first attempts at a true third sequel never materialized before Arnold became the Governor of California. This resulted in a one-off reboot from Lionsgate, »
Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been back into full-time acting mode for a few years now, and since his return fans have been clamoring for his return to famous roles, like The Terminator or Conan the Barbarian. His return in Terminator: Genisys didn’t go over too well, but fans still had hope for The Legend Of Conan. But, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Conan won’t... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
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