9 items from 2013
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, The Avengers 2, Doctor Strange, S.H.I.E.L.D., Justice League, Dark Universe, Man of Steel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Kick-Ass 2, Arrow, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, Inhumans, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Teen Titans Go! and more....
For those of us here in the UK, there's less than three weeks to go now until Disney and Marvel Studios kick-off Phase Two of the Cinematic Universe with the release eagerly-anticipated Iron Man 3 on April 25th (our North American readers will have to wait a little longer, with the film opening on May 3rd), and so naturally the marketing machine has continued to roll on these past seven days as we count down to the »
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Coinciding with this weekend's WonderCon in Anaheim, IGN has debuted a new trailer for Marvel's feature-length anime Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, which is set to arrive on shelves next month ahead of Robert Downey Jr.'s big screen return as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3.
Produced by Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse (the animation studio behind the Marvel anime series Iron Man, X-Men, Wolverine and Blade) and sees Ol' Shellhead (voiced by Matthew Mercer; Resident Evil: Damnation) teaming up with Black Widow (Clare Grant; Star Wars: The Clone Wars), The Punisher (Norman Reedus; The Walking Dead), Hawkeye and War Machine to take on the ruthless tech genius Ezekiel Stane. Here's the official synopsis, followed by the new trailer below...
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Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Kick-Ass 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, Man of Steel, Justice League, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Iron Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Aquaman, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Super Clyde and more...
2013 is set to see some of comics' biggest names returning to the big screen, but while Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine and Superman battle it out for box office supremacy, underdog Kick-Ass will quietly go about his business in Universal Pictures' crime-fighting sequel Kick-Ass 2, which received its first red-band trailer and official poster this past Wednesday. If the trailer is any indication, it seems that director Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) has ramped up the action for the follow-up »
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Before Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark for Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3, the Armored Avenger is set to headline the feature-length anime Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, and Marvel Entertainment has just released a new trailer for the direct-to-video movie ahead of its release next month.
Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui) from a story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore marks the latest collaboration between Marvel and animation studio Madhouse, who produced the Marvel anime series Iron Man, X-Men, Wolverine and Blade. The voice cast includes Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil: Damnation) as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle / The Punisher, and Clare Grant (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Natalia Romanova / Black Widow.
"Billionaire Tony Stark, in his Iron Man armor, prevents an attack from a mysterious new foe, »
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Robin Sachs, best known for his role in the long-running TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has died at age 61. He passed away on February 1st, four days before his 62nd birthday, according to his website which announced his death on Tuesday. “This is a post we never thought we would have to write,” the post reads. “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Sachs.” Born in London, Sachs’ first role was with the British Hammer film studio in the movie Vampire Circus. His other feature work includes The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Oceans Eleven, North Fork and Ravager. Sachs appeared in numerous TV series over the years, but his most memorable role was as Ethan Rayne, arch rival to Giles, Buffy’s mentor in Buffy The Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. His other TV work includes the role »
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Coming courtesy of Comic Vine here’s a handful of new images from Marvel and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s upcoming anime movie Iron Man: Rise Of Technovore, which arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD in the Us on April 16th and stars Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil: Damnation) as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle/The Punisher. Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki and explores a confrontation between Iron Man and the villainous Ezekiel Stane, who develops new bio-technology that seemingly outclasses the Iron Man armor. After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.’s man hunt and find a way to clear his name.
Billionaire Tony Stark, in his Iron Man armor, prevents an attack from a mysterious new foe, but innocent bystanders are killed, »
Chris Pratt, Andy on the brilliant NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, has landed the role of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Quill was born of a human mother and alien father, and is a master strategist and combat expert who wears an ability-enhancing suit and pilots a psychically-linked ship. While many actors were rumored for the role, in the end, it appears, it went to an actor that appeared on no one’s list. Pratt has comedic talents, which shine on Parks&Rec, but he can be dramatic as well, with his appearances in the Oscar nominated films Zero Dark Thirty and Moneyball prove. However, the casting of Pratt –on the heels of rumors that Marvel was looking to comedic actors as Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler- does seem to indicate that director James Gunn plans on adding more humor to the film. »
A bit of sad news has come in regarding the passing of an actor who's very familiar to fans of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" along with gamers. On his 62nd birthday, word has come that Robin Sachs has died unexpectedly.
According to Sachs' official fansite:
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Sachs. Please join us in raising a glass to Robin – goodbye, dear friend. Thank you for all the laughter and the cookies. We will miss you so very much.
Sachs is best known for portraying Giles' old friend Ethan Rayne in "Buffy." He also appeared in such films as Vampire Circus, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Megalodon, and the animated Resident Evil: Damnation and voiced roles in numerous video games such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, Mass Effect 2/3, and Resident Evil: Outbreak - File »
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Announced last year, Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have confirmed full details for the upcoming anime movie Iron Man: Rise Of Technovore. Arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD April 16th, the film stars Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil: Damnation) as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle/The Punisher. The other cast members in the flick have yet to be announced. Both the Blu-Ray and DVD contain two behind-the scenes featurettes, "Tale Of Technovore" (which explores the animation, story and adaptation of Marvel characters) and "S.H.I.E.L.D.: Protecting The Marvel Universe" 9which delivers an all-access look and brief history into the organization as portrayed in the comics and adapted in the film). An interactive art gallery featuring conceptual art produced by Madhouse will be released exclusively on the Blu-Ray release. Below is the official synopsis, cover art and trailer »
9 items from 2013