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"...and he's playing the main villain ('Zemo') in it. And he's incredible!
"It's a movie about people as opposed to robots this time. So it's darker and it's allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans rather than machines..."
"He (Zemo) does not wear the mask," said Brühl about his look in "Civil War".
"You would be surprised, it's different than what you'd think. It's loosely connected to this character.
"But that's what I like about the Marvel guys, some of the characters and things they’re dealing with always reference to current events...
"...so my character is from a different area than you would think. »
- Michael Stevens
Thanks to a link provided by "Kick-Ass" writer Mark Millar, take a look @ the 1958 unaired TV pilot "The Adventures Of Super Pup" from the producers of the classic "Adventures of Superman" TV series, featuring the first television portrayal of the 'Superman' characters as non-humans:
"...'Pamela Poodle' is the victim of evil 'Professor Sheepdip', who has tied her to a rocket that will be launched into space. Only 'Super Pup can save the day..."
The live-action actors were placed in dog-head suits to portray the canine versions of the characters.
The pilot was filmed on the same sets/locations as "The Adventures of Superman", with all roles portrayed by 'little people'.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Adventures Of Super Pup »
- Michael Stevens
#SquadGoals: Our five favourite superhero squad members#SquadGoals: Our five favourite superhero squad membersAdriana Floridia7/21/2016 9:38:00 Am
Today marks the first day of San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest comic book convention there is, and the best place to live out your wildest fan fantasies.
The convention is a dream for comic book nerds, and really for anyone who enjoys popular culture. It's cool to be a nerd these days, so we're embracing our inner geek and getting ready for all of the news that is bound to come out of #Sdcc.
In the spirit of Comic-Con, and with this year's next biggest comic book adaptation hitting the big screens in August, Suicide Squad, we've made an epic playlist at the Cineplex Store to get you hyped up on all things comic books and superheroes. Since Suicide Squad features the ultimate team of super villains, we've narrowed down our own »
- Adriana Floridia
Take a look @ the origins of Marvel Comics' super-villain 'Ragnarok', appearing in Marvel Studios' currently shooting "Thor 3",aka "Thor: Ragnarok", plus take a look @ Mark Ruffalo as 'The Hulk' and the Marvel Animated feature "Planet Hulk":
"...when 'Thor' was missing in action, presumed dead, 'Tony Stark' took one of his hairs, which he had retained from the first meeting of the 'Avengers' and cloned the 'Asgardian' DNA with Stark technology. This resulted in the creation of a new, cyborg Thor.
"Ragnarok has all the powers and knowledge of Thor including super-strength, extensive combat knowledge, stamina, high resistance to physical injury, immunity to Earthly diseases, superhuman agility and reflexes.
"Ragnarok's hammer, though not the enchanted 'Mjolnir', is constructed of a 'vibranium' and 'adamantium' alloy, able to absorb and discharge lightning, »
- Michael Stevens
Shortly after 20th Century Fox released their surprise blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Service, talk of a sequel started to surface. Director Matthew Vaughn teased last spring that he had some ideas for the sequel, even hinting that Colin Firth's character Harry Hart may return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, despite being seemingly killed off at the end of the first movie. Back in April, a new poster teased the return of Harry Hart, but we haven't gotten a glimpse at the actor since production began. Thankfully, Pedro Pascal has offered our first look at Colin Firth from the set.
Over the weekend, Pedro Pascal shared a photo on Instagram, which features the actor hiding behind Colin Firth, with the caption "Hide behind Harry." Unfortunately, the photo doesn't come with any details about how this Kingsman agent was brought back to life, but the poster from this spring featured the »
Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass) delivers his best performance in years as a nihilistic cop who teams with a reluctant young officer played by Elijah Wood (Maniac, Sin City) to stage a big money heist.
After premiering at SXSW, The Trust has already picked up a word-of-mouth reputation as the crime thriller to watch this year.
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- Gary Collinson
Two weeks ago, writer Mark Millar announced a relaunch of his popular superhero Kick-Ass as a black girl… at least in comic book form. Whether a film adaptation will also follow (as was the case with the original Kick-Ass, a… Continue Reading → »
- Tambay Obenson
Over the past few months, the 20th Century Fox sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle has been releasing a number of unique posters which have confirmed new cast members such as Channing Tatum, Elton John and Jeff Bridges. These posters have even revealed the return of Colin Firth, though his character Harry Hart was presumably killed in last year's blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Service. Today we have word that Vinnie Jones has joined the cast, reuniting him with director Matthew Vaughn.
Vinnie Jones teased on Twitter earlier this week that he was filming scenes for Kingsman 2, although it seems a few of his followers didn't believe him. The actor went on to prove that he was in fact on the Kingsman: The Golden Circle set by posting a few videos and new photos of the actor alongside director Matthew Vaughn and co-star Julianne Moore. Unfortunately, the actor wouldn't shed any »
[Update: “Game of Thrones” producers have told Entertainment Weekly that the Brexit vote will not affect production on the HBO series.]
Brexit has already brought crashing markets and Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation. It’s reasonable to believe that the financing and production of the biggest TV and film productions could soon follow suit. Here’s a breakdown of the major categories that could feel the impact.
Large Hollywood Productions
The Star Wars franchise is one of many blockbusters that shoots at Pinewood, a top-notch UK soundstage. “Game of Thrones” makes great use of the green field of Northern Ireland. “Outlander” creates it’s magical universe in Scottish castles and countrysides. All told, Hollywood sends 10%-12% of its productions — and billions of dollars — to the UK.
Hollywood is attracted to shoot in the U.K. because of tax incentives which save 25% on up to 80% of total production costs. These rebates are now in jeopardy due to Brexit. It is possible that the British government could decide to continue these incentives on their own. »
- Chris O'Falt
Kick-Ass is set to get a makeover, with Mark Millar revealing to The Hollywood Reporter that Dave Lizewski is set to be replacing by a new black female character for the upcoming series Kick-Ass: The New Girl, which will see Millar once again collaborating with co-creator John Romita Jr.
“Comics is not short of white males aged around 30; that demographic seems pretty well catered for in popular culture,” Millar said. “I don’t think many blonde white guys around 30 feel under-represented when they pick up comic or watch a movie. Being older or younger or female or African-American just seems more interesting to me as a writer because this character is quite unique and opens up story possibilities that haven’t been tried in almost eighty years of superhero fiction. This woman has a completely different take on Kick-Ass. Kick-Ass is like James Bond or Doctor Who, where with »
- Gary Collinson
Writer Mark Millar is relaunching his popular superhero Kick-Ass as a black girl… at least in comic book form. Whether a film adaptation will also follow isn’t known at this time. The original Kick-Ass is geeky white teenager Dave Lizewski, whose love… Continue Reading → »
Which comic book characters get a Conan O’Brien makeover with a new set of Comic-Con Funko Pop Vinyls? What’s different about the new version of Kick-Ass that Mark Millar is putting together? Are you in New Orleans and want to play a prostitute, drug dealer or bum in Wolverine 3? What does Jeffrey Dean Morgan […]
- Ethan Anderton
Mark Millar is relaunching his popular Kick-ass franchise and is bringing racial and gender diversity along with him as he completely changes the title character to represent those who are under-represented in comics. Rather than stick another white dude under the mask, as he initially did with nerdy Dave Lizewski holding the Kick-Ass superhero role, Millar will be introducing a... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Selma Blair Joins Nicolas Cage in Horror Film Mom and Dad The Tracking Board is reporting that actress Selma Blair (the Hellboy films, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “Anger Management”) will co-star with Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass, National Treasure) in the upcoming horror film Mom and Dad. The story revolves…
- Max Evry
Kick-Ass is back! But not exactly the way you remember him. Today, Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr. announced a new Kick-Ass ongoing series via The Hollywood Reporter but this time, it's not Dave Lizewski donning the familiar green and yellow threads. In a move that will immediately remind comic readers of Peter Parker and Miles Morales, Millar is introducing a new Kick-Ass that's female and African-American. No further details were revealed about the series other than the fact that the story takes place in a new city and that Dave Lizewski won't appear. The new series, along with an ongoing Hit-Girl title are expected to go on sale in January. Said Millar on the new series: "Comics is not short of white males aged around 30; that demographic seems pretty well catered for in popular culture. I don’t think many blonde white guys around 30 feel under-represented when they »
"We're working on an idea for a prequel of how did 'Hit-Girl' and 'Big Daddy' become Hit- Girl and Big Daddy," said Vaughn.
"I think we've got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass..."
The first "Kick-Ass" feature released in 2010 on a budget of $30 million, earned $100 million world-wide, then sold over 1 million DVDs, scoring an additional $24 million. "Kick-Ass 2" on a budget of $28 million, released in 2013, earned $63 million world-wide plus an additional $15 million in DVD sales.
Although the numbers were not blockbuster, »
- Michael Stevens
Despite the middling reviews of his more recent effort, Tim Burton is banking on a win later this year with Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. The adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ popular novel will see Burton delve into a new realm of fantasy, yet one that’s familiar to fans of his unique cinematic style. It’s that sinister appeal which takes command of this new gallery of posters, each dedicated to the cast of characters populating the flick.
Leading that cast is Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield as Jake, a teenager struggling with a recent tragedy who comes across the titular abode and becomes enchanted by its otherworldly possibilities. The home is managed by Eva Green’s Miss Peregrine, who in a Professor X kind of way, takes care of a host of ‘peculiars’ all of whom exhibit strange and wonderful abilities.
From the one-sheet posters and that first tantalizing teaser, »
- Gem Seddon
Sneak Peek more leaked images from the New Orleans set of director James Mangold's currently shooting $127 million budgeted, R-rated feature "Wolverine 3" aka "Weapon X", starring Hugh Jackman in his last screen appearance as the mutant 'Logan', with Patrick Stewart as 'Professor Xavier':
The series debuted June 2008, ran through "Wolverine" #66–#72 and ended in "Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan", September 2009, set in an alternate universe designated as 'Earth-807128'.
Set fifty years into the future, it uses a similar premise to another Millar book, "Wanted"...
... in which the world's super-villains band together to finally destroy all superheroes.
A new volume of "Old Man Logan" debuted during the 2015 "Secret Wars" storyline, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino. This was followed by an ongoing series starting January 2016, written by Jeff Lemire amd again illustrated by Sorrentino.
"...the Us has been conquered and divided amongst super-villains, with territories belonging to 'The Abomination', 'Magneto', 'Dr. Doom' and the 'Red Skull' who becomes the President.
"Heroes have been wiped out of existence, with the few survivors in hiding.
"'Logan' lives with his wife 'Maureen' and young children 'Scotty' and 'Jade' on a barren plot of land in Sacramento, California. Logan.
"Logan's 'Wolverine' persona died the day 40 super-villains attacked the 'X-Mansion'. Unable to locate his 'X-Men' mutant teammates, Wolverine slaughters the attackers to ensure the safety of the mutant children. But Logan then realizes the entire assault was an illusion and his perceived enemies were actually his fellow X-Men.
"This destroyed him emotionally and mentally, and he fled the Mansion..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Wolverine"...
- Michael Stevens
Are there too many superhero movies? And are audiences getting bored?
At the start of the year, it seemed that the big comic book movie hits were relatively easy to call. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, X-Men: Apocalypse and Captain America: Civil War were the safe bets (each, coincidentally, around the 150 minute mark, and major interchanges in their respective franchises/universes/whatever we're calling them). Deadpool would make a profit, given that its budget was modest. Suicide Squad looked more of a gamble, and Doctor Strange arguably moreso.
We're four films into the superhero-infested waters of blockbuster cinema this summer, and already, it feels as though things have changed just a little. Batman V Superman has fallen just short of $900m in worldwide box office takings, a disappointment against what was expected, »
Exclusive: Since revamping many of the Marvel characters, the prolific Mark Millar has been creating new comic book franchises that have then been made into movies: Captain America: Civil War, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass and Wanted. Now comes word he is dropping one of his most anticipated comic series after nabbing the talents of DC Comics’ Batman artist Greg Capullo. The property, which has the potential of being another big IP for movie studios and/or the… »
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