19 items from 2011
The Movie Pool wears its underwear on the outside for The Avengers Animated Series Volume 4 on DVD!
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Rating: TV Y7
Running Time: 148 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Spanish
Subtitles: English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Special Features: "Hail Hydra" episode enhanced with Avengers and Marvel trivia and facts.
The final seven episodes of season one showcase The Avengers taking on a variety of villians, but face their greatest challenge when Loki tries to take control of the armies of Asgard.
Upon initial viewing, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes may not win you over, but after a handful of episodes, you might find yourself, as I was, anticipating each new episode. I was drawn in, little by little, by the overall effort put into this show. As it is a Disney Xd show, it tries »
Thanks to the people over at Marvel Toonzone we have out first look at the box art for the home release of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volume Three: Iron Man Unleashed and Volume Four: Thor's Last Stand. The DVD's will include the final 13 episodes from the first season. Collecting the final thirteen episodes from the first season of the acclaimed The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes animated series over two separate releases, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment brings the fan-favorite cartoon to shelves with The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Volume Three: Iron Man Unleashed! and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Volume Four: Thor's Last Stand!, both now available to own on DVD. Both DVD releases include trivia-based bonus features, providing information on the comic book origins of Marvel Comics characters appearing in this series. Please click on the links below to discuss each of these new The Avengers: »
Want to see a preview of the DC Comics Robot Chicken special? What does Kevin Feige have to say about the ensemble of The Avengers? How is that movie influencing the current Marvel Comics? Did Batman: Arkham City sell well during its first week? What does the wrap t-shirt for The Dark Knight Rises look like? And why is Batman high-fiving Will Smith sitting on giraffe with an explosion in the background and Gary Coleman on a bear? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits. Adult Swim  (via Cbm ) has provided a Nsfw preview of the upcoming DC Comics edition of Robot Chicken. It'll air next summer. The Hollywood Reporter  has a long article on how The Avengers movie trailer is pleasing to both film goers and hardcore comic fans alike. They also have a gallery of images showing how the film has influenced the comics and vice versa. »
- Germain Lussier
You might have to wait until May to see the Avengers assemble on the big screen, but you can check out the adventures of Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk on DVD tomorrow (October 25) when volumes 3 and 4 of the animated series "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" hits stores. We have an exclusive clip from the new DVD release. Check it out below!
In the exclusive clip, you get to see the prince of Asgard squaring off against one of Captain America's nemeses Baron Zemo and his Masters of Evil. Fans of the comics should recognize a number of characters like Baron Zemo, who haven't made their way into the film adaptations quite yet, including Kang the Conqueror. Thor does his best even though he's out-matched against the Masters of Evil, but the fight is just a little too unfair.
To see the rest of the series, check out "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Presenting our weekly round-up of all the biggest news stories from the world of movie superheroes…
The mystery surrounding Michael Shannon’s motion-captured exploits as General Zod deepened this past week when set photos emerged from Man of Steel depicting the Kryptonian villain in a black costume similar in design to Henry Cavill’s Superman suit. Shannon – who appears to be sporting a goatee in the latest images – spoke to Collider about how his casting in the Zack Snyder-directed reboot came about, while he also told The Playlist to expect a vastly different interpretation from that of Terence Stamp: ““I found his performance so powerful that I would be overwhelmed by it if I tried to incorporate it into what I’m doing. There’s no reason to try and replicate it cos it’s perfect the way it is. I’m just trying to go down a different road with it, »
Balin has fought many battles but harbors doubts about their quest, Dwalin has no such doubts and is a strong fighter with a distrust of all non-Dwarves - especially Elves.
Both Stott and McTavish are Scottish actors best known for their TV work but have had plenty of big screen experience as well.
Stott is mostly known for British police dramas such as taking over the title role in the detective series "Rebus" from "The Mummy" actor John Hannah in 2006 and 2007. Stott also scored much acclaim and an award nomination for his work as Di Chappell in ITV police »
- Garth Franklin
It may be the second to last day of Comic Con, but things are far from slowing down. In fact, both movies and TV are in great supply the Saturday of the show. Maybe even to abundant...surely attendees and press alike will be making sacrifices as they pick and choose which events to see. Make your decision after the jump.
10:00-10:45 Chuck Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con fan-favorite Chuckreturns with a bang for its farewell panel to celebrate its fifth and final season. Executive producer and co-creator Chris Fedak, along with series stars Zachary Levi (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Yvonne Strahovski(upcoming My Mother's Curse), Joshua Gomez (Without a Trace), Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence (The Pursuit of Happyness), Vik Sahay (Good Will Hunting), Scott Krinsky (The O.C.) with Sarah Lancaster(The Good Doctor), and Adam Baldwin (Serenity), offer a Q&A with fans and an unforgettable video presentation. »
San Diego Comic-Con has released its full schedule for Saturday. We have pulled out all of the movie, TV, and DVD-related activities for both nights below. If you want the full schedule with all the comic-book related activities, you can clickHere
Saturday, July 24
10:00-10:45 Chuck Screening and Q&A
Comic-Con fan-favorite Chuck returns with a bang for its farewell panel to celebrate its fifth and final season. Executive producer and co-creator Chris Fedak, along with series stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky with Sarah Lancaster, and Adam Baldwin, offer a Q&A with fans and an unforgettable video presentation. Produced by Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Chuck airs Friday at 8:00 Et/Pt on NBC, and Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season DVD and Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray will be released this fall. »
The Movie Pool lowers the hammer on the new Thor animated movie, Tales of Asgard!
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 enhanced for widescreen TVs (1080p High Definition)
Running Time: 77 minutes
Rating: Not rated
Audio: English DTS-hd 7.1 Master Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, English for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish
Special Features: "Worthy: The Making of Thor: Tales of Asgard" Documentary, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Bonus Episode, Trailer Gallery.
Commentary: Two commentaries, one featuring Supervising Producer Craig Kyle and screenwriter Greg Johnson, the second featuring Supervising Director Gary Hartle, Director Sam Liu, and Character Designer Phil Bourassa
DVD Specs (non-high definition)
Identical to the Blu-ray version, with the following exceptions:
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0
Special Features: Trailer Gallery not included on the standard DVD
The animated tale follows a young Thor as he defies his father and sets out on a quest for a mythical but dangerous sword. »
The Avengers featuring: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, the Wasp, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, and Black Panther team up to save the world from dangers far too great for one superhero to handle alone. The Avengers frequently receive assistance on missions from S.H.I.E.L.D., a secret espionage and law-enforcement agency run by Nick Fury. Colleen O'Shaughnessey: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes "The Casket of Ancient Winters." "On the hottest day of the year, an ancient artifact is foundÉand a cold wind blows. An ancient Asgardian relic called the Casket of Ancient Winters has been opened, and the entire planet goes into a deep freeze. But as the rest of the Avengers deal with an invasion of Dark Elves and demons, Iron Man and Thor must put aside their differences to battle Malekith the Accursed." Starring (voices): Eric Loomis as Iron Man Colleen O'Shaughnessey as »
The animated TV series "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!", featuring Marvel Comics superhero characters, including "Captain America" and "The Wasp", returns to Disney Xd Sunday, May 15, with the first of seven all-new episodes :
"...On the hottest day of the year, an ancient artifact is found ... and a cold wind blows. An ancient 'Asgardian' relic called the 'Casket of Ancient Winters' has been opened, and the entire planet goes into a deep freeze. But as the rest of the 'Avengers' deal with an invasion of 'Dark Elves' and demons, 'Iron Man' and 'Thor' must put aside their differences to battle 'Malekith the Accursed'..."
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- Michael Stevens
When the forces of evil are so overwhelming that no single hero can save the wolrd... the Avengers assemble! Featuring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk, fans can now own the first 13 episodes of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! in two must-have , collectible DVD volumes, available in stores Now. Enter Cbm's giveaway to win your copies of the DVD and a classic Iron Man action figure from Entertainment Earth! Here's All You Need to Do! Be a registered ComicBookMovie.com member. That is how we'll contact you, so make sure your info is accurate. If you've not yet registered, do so Here.Then, Click on the below "thumb's up" button at the bottom of this contest page.To Double your chances to win, "Like" us on facebook for an additional entry into the drawing. That's it! You're now entered in the drawing and will be notified within 30 days. »
As we told you yesterday, thanks to director Joss Whedon‘s plea for good luck from fans, that production was underway on Marvel Studios forthcoming, superhero team up, The Avengers. Now comes word directly from the studio about the start of production in Albuquerque, New Mexico, along with a picture from the set and the official press release. Check it out below!
Marvel Studios Begins Production Of Epic Feature
“Marvel’S The Avengers”
Marvel Super Heroes Assemble To Commence Principal Photography
In Preparation for May 4, 2012 Film Release
Burbank, Calif. (April 26, 2011) — Production has commenced today in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated movie “Marvel’s The Avengers,” directed by Joss Whedon (“Serenity”) from a screenplay by Whedon. The film will continue principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as Thor, »
- Jason Moore
The complete schedule for the WonderCon 2011 has been released, which will take place over three days from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. The event will be held in San Francisco at Moscone Center South. Take a look at all the movie and TV events at WonderCon below.
Friday, April 1
1:30-2:30 Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing for Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy Film
Award-winning composers Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies), Nathan Barr (True Blood), Scott Starrett (The Event), Marco Beltrami (V, Scream 4), Michael Suby (The Vampire Diaries) and Sean Callery (24) have all composed WonderCon and Comic-Con fans' favorite movies and TV series, and are here to share a behind-the-scenes perspective on creating exhilarating musical moments for television and film. Together with moderator Bryan Fuller (creator, Pushing Daisies; producer, Heroes), the panelists will discuss their respective projects, the pivotal director/composer relationship, and how they got their big break into the music composing industry. »
ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype is hitting WonderCon 2011, taking place Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd in San Francisco and the three-day schedule has been posted . You can check out the full schedule below for the convention, which which will feature presentations and screenings for "Falling Skies," "Nikita," Green Lantern , Green Lantern: Emerald Knights , Super , Cowboys & Aliens , The Three Musketeers , Hanna , "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes," "Iron Man Anime," Priest , Immortals , "Doctor Who," "The Super Hero Squad Show," "Iron Man Armored Adventures," "Terra Nova," "Thundercats," "Breaking In," "Human Target," "V" and more. »
When the planet is threatened by Super Villains, time-traveling conquerors, alien invaders, mythical monsters or mad robots bent on the total destruction of humanity; when the forces of evil are so overwhelming that no single hero has the power to save the world; when there is no hope left…the Avengers Assemble! Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, The Hulk, The Wasp, Giant Man and The Black Panther all in one cartoon, all portrayed as the should be portrayed.If you have not seen any episodes of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, you're missing out. April 26th, Marvel and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing the animated series on DVD in the form of two $19.99 Volumes. The 154 minute The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volume 1 and the 135 minute The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volume two can both be pre-ordered at Amazon.com. Hawksblueyes: I'm not trying to sway anybody »
Christopher Yost has explained the decision to significantly alter the character of Captain Marvel for his appearance in Marvel's animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Yost, who serves as story editor for the show, claims he decided to change Captain Marvel's appearance in order to create a renewed interest in the character. "Captain Marvel was kind of after my time - I never had any real great love for him," Yost admitted to Robot 6. "But I did love the Ultimate Secret version of the Captain Marvel character that Warren Ellis and Steve McNiven did." "He felt alien, he felt military, and he felt cool," (more) »
- By Tom Ayres
Here's yet more tangible proof that the Disney/Marvel merger was a good thing from a money-making Pov: with help from various Marvel properties such as The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, X-Men, and X-Men Evolution, 2010 became Disney Xd's most watched year ever (including as Toon Disney) in Total Day and Primetime with Total Viewers and kid demos.
In Total Day the network hit all time highs with Total Viewers (270,000) and K6-11 (107,000) and Boys 6-11 (69,000), the latter two demos up +14% and +17% respectively.
In Primetime Disney Xd set records in Total Viewers (325,000) and among K6-11 (136,000) and Boys 6-11 (89,000), the latter two demos up by +21% and +24%, as well as with Tweens 9-14 (105,000) and Boys 9-14 (71,000), increasing by +28% and +29% respectively.
These were exactly the demographics that Disney was purported to be targeting, and it looks like they got them. In addition, of course, »
- Glenn Hauman
Released last year to promote Marvel Comics products, this video left many fans wondering if the company would attempt to create a full CGI feature film for the silver screen. Marvel Inc. has plenty of both small and big screen properties on their resume. Over the past decade, live action films such as the Spider-Man, X-Men and Blade trilogies as well as two Fantastic Four, Hulk and Iron Man films have hit theaters; with Captain America, Thor and The Avengers currently being prepped for their theatrical debut. On the television side, the company has recently launched The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon and an Ultimate Spider-Man animated series is soon to follow. That's not all, Marvel has also released a plethora of direct-to-video features, including Dr. Strange, Hulk vs Thor »
- Pietro Filipponi
19 items from 2011
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