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Hugh Jackman has played Logan aka Wolverine in seven different films. It’s an impressive number that will shortly increase with a third solo Wolverine film and possibly X-Men:Apocalypse, although at the time of writing he has yet to be officially cast. A few other names are snapping at the heels of Jackman, notably the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you include the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans has played Captain America four times (five if you include his appearance as Loki using magic to look like the first Avenger in Thor: The Dark World), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth have portrayed Black Widow and Thor respectively four times each whilst the King of the McU, Robert Downey Jr has made an impressive six appearances as Iron Man/Tony Stark (including his post-credit appearance in The Incredible Hulk).
Unfortunately for Hugh Jackman, as far as this article is concerned, »
- Brendan Bergmanski
In this episode of Arrow, we witnessed the aftermath of Roy's decision to take the fall by declaring that Starling City had captured the wrong man. We were also introduced to a new villain, Deathbolt (played by Hellboy's Doug Jones), who dismantled Ray and the Atom suit with little effort, until Oliver stepped in before an unbelievable death rocked him to the core. »
Ryan Gosling may have just made his directorial debut with the dark urban fantasy Lost River, but don.t worry, he.s not giving up life in front of the camera just yet. In fact, it.s being reported that he.s teaming up with both pal Guillermo del Toro and Disney. The Wrap reports that the Drive star (and former Mouseketeer) is in talks to star in the Hellboy director.s long-in-the-works Disney film based on their Haunted Mansion ride. The movie has been in the process of coming to the big screen since 2010, when it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con, and del Toro himself has been circling for quite some time. Described as a "supernatural family film," this is going to be a marked departure for both Gosling and del Toro.who were also reportedly seen riding the ride at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, which is adorable. »
The acclaimed title and its related Dark Horse Comics series - including Bprd and Frankenstein Underground - will end in the coming years.
"It's not right around the corner, but I find that it helps a lot when you know ultimately where things are going.
"I now know where [Hellboy in Hell is] going," he continued about the series that marked his return to drawing Hellboy. "I didn't always know exactly where it was going.
"Hellboy's dead, and now he gets sick, so it's very sad and tragic. We're close enough to the end of all of this stuff that the big secrets are starting to roll out. All of the pieces are on the board. »
New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic’s son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed. With nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick and Tony traverse their way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent in to bring Nick home. But as the crossfire ensues, Nick has to »
- Gary Collinson
From Crystal Lake Publishing, Jasper Bark's Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts is now available worldwide in bookstores and online and we've been provided with one of the collection's short stories, "Taking the Piss" (a truly haunting revenge tale), to share with Daily Dead readers. Also included in our latest round-up are Blu-ray release details and cover art for Troma's The Toxic Avenger: Part II and Class Of Nuke ’Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown, as well as details on an upcoming auction of film props from make-up effects mastermind Rick Baker.
Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts: "A word of caution gentle reader, these tales will take you places you’ve never been before and may never dare revisit. They’ll whisper truths so twisted you can only face them in the darkest hours of the night. They’ll unlock desires so decadent you’ll never wash their taint from your flesh. »
- Derek Anderson
For decades, Estes Park, Colorado has been a destination for road-tripping horror hounds, as Stephen King was struck with the idea for The Shining while staying at the Stanley Hotel. But since 2013, fright fans have had another big reason to pay the famous hotel a visit: the Stanley Film Festival.
After screening feature films both old and new and hosting special guests galore in their first two years, the third annual Stanley Film Festival is quickly approaching, and we're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers.
Today, we have the first details on the special experiences and events that will be taking place during all four days of the festival, including musical acts, scare zones, trivia, and a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show:
- Jonathan James
Never mind The Terminator and Ed-209, what about Eve, Hector or Warbeast? Here's a pick of 15 less famous killer robots from the movies...
"They say Zapp Brannigan single-handedly saved the Octillion system from a horde of rampaging killbots!" enthused Leela in classic the Futurama episode, Love's Labour's Lost In Space.
It was, reflected the alcoholic, cigar-smoking robot Bender, "A grim day for Robotkind", before adding as an afterthought, "Eh, but we can always build more killbots."
Killer robots are a longstanding staple of science fiction cinema, and if we were to compile the list of the best and most celebrated, it would probably read pretty much like everyone else's - The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Sentinels from X-Men: Days Of Future Past would all get a mention.
But what about the less famous killer robots from film history - the ones that have been largely eclipsed by »
Zeb Larson chats with comic book artist Benjamin Dewey about Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw…
Zeb Larson: How did you first become involved with this project?
Benjamin Dewey: I became involved with Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw after receiving a phone call from Kurt asking if I’d like to do a series with him for Image comics that came from our shared love of Kamandi and big fantasy stories. It was a great call to get!
Zl: Describe your working process with Kurt on this comic.
Bd: Typically, Kurt sends me scripts and I do a first pass of thumbnail break-downs. Once those are done we either get together to talk them over or do a conference call to make sure we’re on the same page with the storytelling part. He may give me plot-related reasons why a vertical panel doesn’t work or have ideas about why a particular layout »
- Zeb Larson
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Hellboy actor Doug Jones has confirmed via Twitter (see below) that his Arrow villain Deathbolt will be making an appearance in the season one finale of The Flash. We obviously haven't met him yet or seen what he's capable of, so time will tell whether or not this is something to get excited about. However, Jones' Tweet also confirmed that the episode will be titled "Rogue Air", a name which perhaps has a lot more in common with a certain supervillain team than it does the Reverse-Flash. "We’re going to do something with all the Rogues. I can’t promise it’s going to be this season," showrunner Andrew Kreisberg recently told TV Line. "We know that if the original [1990s] Flash series had gotten a second season, both John [Wesley Shipp] and Mark [Hamill] have told us that the first episode was going to »
In Shops This Week:
The Fly: Outbreak #1
Writer: Brandon Seifert
Publisher: Idw Entertainment
Description: Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…
Our Take: Writer Brandon Seifert did well with his Witch Doctor comic but his most recent title, The Harvester, hasn’t fared as well. I have to add that I read an interview with Seifert recently in which he admitted that he didn’t handle gore well. I’m definitely taken aback by this. The guy seems to be catering almost exclusively to the horror fandom, yet he hadn’t even seen Either of The Fly movies before working on this comic? »
- Chris Melkus
The trophy will be presented to del Toro at the San Francisco Film Festival’s awards night April 27 at the Armory. He will also be honored at “An Evening With Guillermo del Toro” on April 25 at the Castro Theatre with an interview, selection of clips, a sneak peek at upcoming projects and a screening of “The Devil’s Backbone.”
“Guillermo del Toro’s remarkable ability to shift between intimate political drama and blockbuster action is shared with only a very few select filmmakers at the top of the field,” said Noah Cowan, executive director of the society, in a statement. “This award is a tribute to his boundless imagination and to his deep understanding of cinema history. Del Toro is both a great teacher and a boisterous communicator of why »
- Dave McNary
His name is synonymous with Hellboy, but for five issues this spring Mike Mignola will be stepping away from Hellboy to visit with one of the greatest monsters in history: Frankenstein. In Frankenstein Underground, a five issue mini-series from Dark Horse, the monster finds himself at an ancient temple in Mexico and endears to make a friend before things go (inevitably) wrong. Mignola chatted with us about his version of the monster and its relationship to the original novel, as well as his general creative process when writing for artist Ben Stenbeck. Plus, we couldn’t resist asking about Hellboy In Hell, just a little. And beer.
Famous Monsters. Frankenstein Underground is a new spinoff from the Hellboy graphic novel House Of The Livind Dead. What do you think it is about Mary Shelley’s creation that has made people develop so many iterations of him? People are always writing and talking about him. »
- Holly Interlandi
This past weekend the King and Prince of horror, Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, were treated to a special preview screening of Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak. For the public at large, the movie is still many months away from release, but that hasn’t stopped Legendary from pushing out the marketing. In promotional materials it has been described as a “haunting gothic horror”, and by the looks of its first trailer (see above) that description is a perfect fit.
Now, thanks to the Tweets of the two best-selling genre authors we’ve a better sense of what lies ahead:
Remember that list I tweeted the other day, the 13 most beautiful horror films. Crimson Peak is the most beautiful of all.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) March 15, 2015
— Joe Hill »
- Gem Seddon
New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic’s son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed. With nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick and Tony traverse their way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent in to bring Nick home. But as the crossfire ensues, Nick has to determine who his true allies are. »
- Gary Collinson
In Shops This Week:
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Churilla
Publisher: Oni Press Inc
Description: There are thousands of Hells, each unique, each terrible. Mega-cities ruled by vicious gangs. Empires where the most perverse are well-respected. Wastelands roamed by prehistoric monstrosities. With the proper tools and know-how… you can infiltrate Hell whether you’re dead or not. With the proper tools and know-how, you can break out. Project Kerberos has developed this forbidden technology, and a special forces extraction team is dispatched to rescue lost souls from the infernal realm.
Our Take: Cullen Bunn is the very definition of prolific. He writes tons of comics on a monthly basis, with any publisher who’ll have him, in nearly every genre imaginable. But he does seem to favor a mix of horror and action more than anything, which is Hellbreak‘s formula as well. That said, it’s also »
- Chris Melkus
Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have the first trailer for the short horror comedy film, The Body, starring Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, John Wick), an excerpt from Valancourt Books' special re-release of Michael McDowell's souther horror novel, Cold Moon Over Babylon (which is now being adapted for the big screen), and details on who will play the titular role for Fox and Warner Bros. TV's Lucifer pilot (based on the character from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman comic book series and its spin-off series, Lucifer).
The Body: "The Body is the story of a contract killer using the cover of Halloween to dispose of his latest victim. As he attempts to drag the dead man's body across London, his gear and body bag get mistaken for a costume, and he is talked into a attending a local Halloween party with a group of revellers. »
- Derek Anderson
After a long, hard day spent fighting hellhounds, duking it out with trolls, and evading lethal tooth fairies for the B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), Hellboy just wants to kick back and drain a beer or two. Or ten (he's a big guy). With this year marking the 21st birthday for Mike Mignola's iconic comic book character, Dark Horse has teamed up with Rogue Ales to create a limited edition Hellboy beer, the Right Hand of Doom red ale:
*Updated* The Right Hand of Doom beer is now sold out. You can still take a look at the special red ale below.
Press Release - "Portland, Or, February 18, 2015—To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola's legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the Right Hand Of Doom, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www. »
- Derek Anderson
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Aquaman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Lucifer, Constantine, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Powers and more…
After a big couple of weeks of Marvel news, DC fans got something to smile about this week as Zack Snyder delivered our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in next year’s DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and of course the subsequent Justice League and 2018 solo movies). The promotional image came with the caption “Unite the Seven”, so could that mean we can look forward to another six promo shots of the rest of the Justice League? »
- Gary Collinson
Uncle Slavko's All-American Family Lodge is a friendly vacation destination... until toxic waste infects the workers dressed as Bigfoot. Creature horror gets a twist in Matt Jackson's Love In The Time Of Monsters, a new film starring Doug Jones and Kane Hodder that's now available on DVD and VOD. We have an exclusive clip from the horror-comedy in which Hodder wears a monstrous costume that's more animalistic than his signature hockey mask.
Synopsis: "Love In The Time Of Monsters will take you on a horrifying, hilarious trip through the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, as two sisters battle murderous, toxic-waste ravaged monsters to save the ones they love.
As children, Marla (Gena Shaw) and Carla (Marissa Skell) lost their father in a horrific accident at a roadside attraction. Fifteen years later, the girls find themselves in a similarly lethal tourist trap after Carla’s fiancé Johnny and the other »
- Derek Anderson
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