19 items from 2015
Superhero movies are very much on trend right now, but they're showing no signs of going away anytime soon. There are nearly 30 big-budget comic book blockbusters on studio schedules right now, so to make your life easier we've compiled all the releases into one handy bookmarkable place.
Please note: all dates are for Us release unless otherwise stated.
Ant-Man - July 17
Fantastic Four - August 6 (UK) / August 7 (Us)
Deadpool - February 12
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - March 25
Captain America: Civil War - April 29 (UK) / May 6 (Us)
X-Men: Apocalypse - May 19 (UK) / May 27 (Us)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - June 3
Suicide Squad - August 5
Gambit - October 7
Doctor Strange - November 4
Untitled Wolverine Sequel - March 2 (UK) / March 3 (Us)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 4 (UK) / May 5 (Us)
Fantastic Four 2 - June 9 (Us) / July 14 (UK)
Wonder Woman - June 23
Untitled Sony/McU Spider-Man »
The Supergirl upfront has garnered strong reactions online, not all of it positive. Here's a response to its critics...
It's fair to say the Supergirl trailer (actually an "upfront" – a précis of the entire pilot designed to sell the show internally and to advertisers) has attracted a lot of praise. It's also attracted a lot of criticism. But how valid are those criticisms? I'll say now that none of us has any idea whether this show will actually be good or not – I think it will, based on what I've seen – but I don't know. What I do know is that some of the things people are saying about it don't seem fair.
Criticism of the trailer's rom-com influences, perceived cheesiness, comparisons to a certain Saturday Night Live sketch, and complaints that its version of Kara Zor-El isn't (we'll come back to this) a "strong female character" are all problematic, »
I’ve been reading Gerry Conway’s new Amazing Spider-Man mini-series (or whatever; contemporary comic book numbering would even baffle the ancient Romans who had no concept of “zero.”) and I’m enjoying it… but not in the way I expected. I expected Classic Conway, which is fine. What we got was a solid Spidey story written in a very contemporary style.
But that’s not this old dog’s only new trick.
Gerry’s been very busy standing up for creators’ rights; obviously, including his own. His efforts have earned praise from Neal Adams, the medium’s worthy and long-time leader in the ongoing battle for creators’ rights. Most recently, he’s been commenting on DC’s latest talent-relations habit where they would bonus comics talent for extra-media use of characters they created. If the creation was at all derivative, DC no longer feels the need (non-contractual obligation based »
- Mike Gold
We tried, we really tried and we almost got this one up to two hours falling just 85 seconds short as we review Hot Pursuit and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck as well as explore a variety of questions regarding the future of movie stars, Marvel's Cinematic Universe and the sexual aspect of Ex Machina. On top of that we have games, Laremy's drug habit, Laremy in Dallas and Laremy on TV... Oh boy! For those that may be wondering, we didn't intend to skip games today, it just happened that way as we started running out of time, but we'll be getting to them all on Friday so get your submissions in! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, »
- Brad Brevet
Stan Lee’s cameos are as much an important part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as anything else. Granted, he’s not swinging Mjolnir, or closing a portal to space while legions of Chitauri pour out in an attempt to kill us all, but seeing his face pop up out of nowhere is certainly a highlight of each film – especially for those that are heavily invested in the comics and Marvel as a whole. Of course, the Stan Lee cameo is nothing new. It actually outdates the McU by almost 20 years.
While he narrated The Incredible Hulk animated series in the 1980s, his first real surprise cameo in the Marvel universe was in the 1989 live action made for TV Movie – The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk, in which he played a Jury foreman.
He went on to appear as himself in the final episode of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, played »
- Sam Driver
Darth Vader, zombies, and Riverdale's Archie are featured in our latest round-up, in which we take a look at the first trailer and release details for Star Wars Battlefront, the Wizard World Minneapolis variant cover for The Walking Dead #1, and release details for the Archie vs. Sharknado one-shot.
Press Release -- "Redwood City, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Dice™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ea) studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and »
- Derek Anderson
Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year
Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.
2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.
Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.
Warcraft - »
It had been rumoured for sometime, even after the first teaser, that we would see Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock putting on the iconic red suit at some point during Netflix’s Daredevil series, which debuts this Friday.
During a Reddit Ama, the British actor confirmed the red suit and spoke about putting it on for the first time, as well as the research he did for the role.
“I love both of the suits,” he said. “Obviously it was great to involve the John Romita Jr. black ninja costume but the day I first put on the iconic costume is a day I will never forget.”
“I really love the issues when Matt Murdock is defending the White Tiger,” he added, speaking about his preparation. “It was so cool to read a comic book with such a compelling courtroom scene. I also have to mention Jeph Loeb’s Daredevil Yellow. »
- Luke Owen
Well here's some cheery news. Just because a film has topped the box office, or raked in what seems to be lots of cash, it doesn't necessarily result in profit at the end of it. Case in point: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may have clawed in just over $700m at the global box office, but the high production and marketing bill for the film means its profit, thus far, is quite low (currently standing at around the $70m mark).
Deadline has compiled an intriguing chart, then, which plots the revenues of 2014's movies across their box office, home entertainment, TV, merchandise and non-us takings. It's then set those against production costs, residuals, the releasing bill and such like, and reckons it's worked out what the »
Spiral begins here!
The underworld is in a constant flux and has been since the Kingpin got taken out at Shadowland. That war is heating up and Spidey’s going to do something about it.
But he’s not the only one– Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job as a police office and as the vigilante The Wraith!
Do she and Spidey play by the same rules?
Amazing Spider-Man #16.1 is out March 18th, priced $3.99.
- Gary Collinson
Spiral begins here! The underworld is in a constant flux and has been since the Kingpin got taken out at Shadowland. That war is heating up and Spidey’s going to do something about it. But he’s not the only one-- Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job as a police office and as the vigilante The Wraith! Do she and Spidey play by the same rules? Amazing Spider-man #16.1 Written by Gerry Conway Pencils by Carlo Barberi Cover by Arthur Adams Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi »
Fair warning: this one is long and a bit sappy. I would, however consider it a personal favor if you would give it a read and send me a hug.
I need one.
Ok, another version of this article will be appearing on Bleeding Cool but this is the Mike Gold special edition, chock full of what’s not in the BC article.
A week or so ago I was writing the fuck you article to beat all fuck you articles. You would think with the year I’m having, I’d be ranting away all the time but somehow that’s not been my aspiration. Nope. Some how I’ve avoided ranting anywhere but on Facebook. I don’t have a lot of Facebook friends as I choose to police my page like Ferguson P.D. so anyone I don’t know, I shoot down their friend request like a unarmed black kid. »
- Michael Davis
Legendary Spider-Man writer Gerry Conway kicks off a new series for the web-slinger this March with Spiral, which gets underway in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #16.1, and we have a preview for you here…
The underworld is in flux ever since the Kingpin got taken out of Shadowland. That war is heating up and now that Spidey is back on the seen he’s going to do something about it! But he’s not the only one out for justice – Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job and as the vigilante known as The Wraith! But do she and Spidey play by the same rules?
Hammerhead, Tombstone, the Circus of Crime, Black Cat and Mr. Negative. Only one can rule the underworld. And they’ll stop at nothing to eliminate their competition. Who will be left standing when the dust settles? Find »
- Gary Collinson
Flickering Myth sits down with Daniel Zovatto…
It may have been cold and miserable out in Central London, but there is a bright smile on the face of Daniel Zovatto. A very handsome, young actor from Costa Rica, Daniel Zovatto features in It Follows, a new terrifying horror movie from David Robert Mitchell where he plays the concerned neighbour Greg. He pushes his hair back as he greets me when I walk into a meeting room of the fancy Soho Hotel and compliments me on my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt. He looks like he has had a long day of interviews, but the sight of this t-shirt brought him to life.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Yes! I fucking grew up on that shit man,” he tells me excitedly as we shake hands.
We sit down with a cup of coffee and exchange stories of jet lag, something he is »
- Luke Owen
Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside Amazing Spider-man #16.1, the first chapter of Spiral from Gerry Conway! That’s right, the man who brought you some of the most shocking and iconic Spidey stories in history returns for a new story that’s sure to be no exception! The underworld is in flux ever since the Kingpin got taken out of Shadowland. That war is heating up and now that Spidey is back on the seen he’s going to do something about it! But he’s not the only one out for justice – Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job and as the vigilante known as The Wraith! But do she and Spidey play by the same rules? Hammerhead, Tombstone, the Circus of Crime, Black Cat and Mr. Negative. Only one can rule the underworld. And they’ll »
Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed that Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Jones, will star in the first stand alone 3D "Star Wars" movie spin-off, to be directed by Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla"), opening December 16, 2016. Jones is known to genre fans as 'Felicia' aka 'Black Cat' in Sony's "Amazing Spider-Man 2". It is not known who will star as 'Black Cat' in the next round of "Spider-Man" movies.
"...'Felicia Hardy', the daughter of a world-renowned cat burglar had developed a 'thing' for 'Spider-Man'.
"After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, she trained herself in various fighting styles and acrobatics and, after deciding to follow in her father's footsteps, adopted her costumed identity »
- Michael Stevens
February is here again and that means super heroes and sci-fi characters will descend upon the Irving Convention Center for the annual Dallas Comic Con Fan Days. For two days, thousands of pop and geek culture enthusiasts will be in their comfort zone as some of today’s hottest actors and artists come together in celebration of everything they love.
The main media focuses of this year’s event are Arrow, Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Power Rangers Megaforce. Enthusiasts of The Walking Dead, Stargate Sg-1, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have reason to get excited as well.
Celebrities who are attending include Colin Baker and Alex Kingston of Doctor Who fame. The Emerald Archer himself, Stephen Amell, is accompanied by co-stars David Ramsey and John Barrowman from DC Comics and the CW’s hit show Arrow. Original Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, and Terry Farrell are the »
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
Two iconic facets of geekdom will collide in 2015. No, I’m not talking about the newest Avengers team-up or rumors of Spider-Man joining the McU. I’m talking about Batman going head-to-head with “Weird Al” Yankovic.
The voice cast for the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie, Batman Vs. Robin, has been revealed. The film is a sequel to last year’s Son of Batman, and as the title would suggest will pit Bruce Wayne against his son, Damian and be partially inspired by the New 52 Batman: Court of Owls storyline from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
Son of Batman voice actors Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher and David McCallum will reprise their roles of Bruce, Damian, Dick Grayson and Alfred, respectively. They’re joined by Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) as Talon, a nearly invincible assassin from the Court of Owls, Grey Griffin (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as Samantha, »
- James Garcia
2015 might just be the year that the planned movie reboot of Masters Of The Universe finally happens. Certainly given the success of the G.I. Joe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, to name but two, it seems as though obstacles are being removed to it getting a green light.
It was G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M Chu who was attached to the project for some time, but he's no longer on board. One person who is though is Jeff Wadlow. The Kick-Ass 2 director was reportedly doing a rewrite of the script for the film, and according to Columbia Pictures' DeVon Franklin - the studio's senior vice president of production, no less - a new draft was in place on Christmas Eve. He Tweeted a picture of said draft on his Twitter account, »
19 items from 2015
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