Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hank Pym's Company in 'Ant-Man' Will Be Named 'Pym Technologies'


Recently filming on Marvel's smallest hero Ant-Man moved production to the sound stages in Atlanta and has gone radio silent when it comes to any set photos. Well, Marvel Freshman of Comic Book Movies got on his hands a behind the scenes set photo from an extra (blurred out to keep him anonymous) who seems to be working for Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in the film. In the photo it shows that Hank Pym's company will be named Pym Technologies in this Marvel Cinematic Universe compared to Pym Particles in the comics:


Ant-Man debuts in theaters Next Summer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

High-Quality 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Future-Timeline Cameo Stills including Emma Frost?!


We all know that in the latest X-Men film Days of Future Past Wolverine successfully rewrote the timeline and avoided the bleak future he came from. In the rewritten timeline Jean Grey & Scott Summers are once again alive after being killed off in X-Men: The Last Stand. Well, here are some HD stills showcasing the future timeline and cameo's made including the return of Kelsey Grammer as future Hank McCoy/Beast. As well as Rogue & Iceman together again. With Kitty Pryde actually falling in love with Colossus like their comic book counterparts.


 Lastly, here is an HD still from the post credit scene which shows the rise of Apocalypse and his Four Horseman:

X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit Blu-Ray & DVD October 14th

OFFICIAL: Dominic Cooper Will Return as Howard Stark on Marvel's 'Agent Carter'


Even though it was known for a while Dominic Cooper would return as Howard Stark in Marvel's upcoming mini-series Agent Carter it was never announced. Today, Marvel announced that Dominic Cooper will indeed reprise the role of Howard Stark on ABC's Agent Carter:
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” adds another familiar face as Dominic Cooper (“Devil’s Double,” “My Week With Marilyn”) will reprise the role of Howard Stark in the upcoming series coming to ABC in 2015!

Cooper first played Tony Stark’s father in Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” before returning for a cameo at the end of “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter,” and now Cooper will reunite with star Hayley Atwell for “Marvel’s Agent Carter."

"Marvel's Agent Carter," starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter."

Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as SSR Agent Daniel Sousa, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, and Shea Whigham as SSR Chief Roger Dooley, "Marvel's Agent Carter" was written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Executive producers are Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb.

"Marvel's Agent Carter" is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television
Agent Carter debuts Spring 2015 on ABC

Is 'Speedball and the New Warriors' Headed to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'?


Frequent Joss Whedon partner and actor Fran Kranz tweeted out a very interesting tweet last week but it was shortly deleted. But lucky for us the guys over at OhNoTheyDidnt screen-caped the tweeted and re-posted it online. It teases upcoming characters coming to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D including the already announced Mockingbird (played by Adriana Palicki) and Robbie Baldwin:


Robbie Baldwin if some of you don't know is the superhero known as Speedball and leader of the New Warriors. The New Warriors make a reality TV Show based on their crime fighting but in an accident with villain forces an explosion is set off in Connecticut killing an entire school of children. This accident directly leads into Marvels: Civil War event.

Is it possible we could see the New Warriors come to S.H.I.E.L.D or at least an eqaster egg of their reality TV Show? The team consists of Speedball, Night Thrasher, Namorita, Nova, Marvel Boy and Firestar

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is on every Tuesday night on ABC

Monday, September 29, 2014

First 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer May Hit With Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'


The other day Comic Book Movie got word that on the website Walt Disney Russia the highly anticipated trailer for Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be attached to Christopher Nolans also highly anticipated films Interstellar out November 7th! Now while this isn't a confirmation it wouldn't be the first time another country's website dropped news when a trailer should hit. Also, if it's any indication when the trailer will hit based on 2012 Avengers film late October/early November seems like a logical choice.

Other films it maybe attached to would be Disney's Big Hero 6 among other films like possibly The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies but that is pure speculation.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits May 2015

William Shatner Asked To Appear Alongside Leonard Nimoy in 'Star Trek 3'


Several weeks ago the guys over at Badass Digest revealed that in the upcoming Star Trek film a scene was written that would have Spock Prime (Leonard Nimoy) and older James Kirk (William Shatner) to somehow appear together on screen. This hasn't been seen since 1994's Star Trek Generations . Of course William Shatner took to his Twitter page to dispute this has nothing more than an internet rumor.

Well, now Shatner was seen at the Wizard World Comic-Con (via Comicbook.com) and was asked again about the Star Trek 3 rumor. This time however the longtime actor confirmed he has indeed been contacted by JJ Abrams who is producing the project on the possibility of appearing in Star Trek 3.

TNT's 'Titans' & CBS's 'Supergirl' Maybe Connected To 'Arrow' Afterall!


Today, Newsarama caught up with the president of The CW Mark Pedowitz to talk about the upcoming season of their two DC shows The Flash as well as Arrow. The President goes onto specifically tease that TNT's upcoming Titans may directly be connected to Arrow and The Flash. This would be a stroke of genius given Manu Bennett's Deathstroke is the main protagonist of the Titans for years as well as have Wally West eventually appear on Titans and also Colton Haynes Arsenal.

And while the president didn't mention Arrow showrunners Greg Berlanti other superhero show Supergirl the site goes onto claim that maybe a possibility as well since she will be given a new origin story.But her inclusion has yet to be confirmed in the Arrow-verse...

They do once again go onto say FOX's Gotham or NBC's Constatine won't be connected to the other shows and will be set within their own respective universes.

Arrow and The Flash returns next week on The Flash

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gotham "Pilot" Episode Review

The buildup and fan frenzy that has surrounded the urban crime drama “Gotham” finally made its premiere on the Fox Network. This new series is centrally based on that horrific night that young Bruce Wayne witnesses the senseless murdering of his parents. “Gotham” threads that story-beat throughout the first episode. However, the real story that the creators of this new series are trying to tell is that of young Jim Gordon and of the origins of the various nefarious villains in Gotham City before they were famous criminal masterminds. 

“Gotham” has many good things going for it and the character of Harvey Bullock is just one of those amazing things. Donal Logue is fantastic as the brash and semi crooked detective who takes a young Gordon under his wing. Logue is a chameleon as Bullock, he not only has the look of that character but the way that he plays it, it is almost as he jumped right from the comic book pages and onto our television screens. The way that Logue is able to play him you really never know what his character is going to do.

Mckenzie is magical in his role as well, and he may not yet have that classic look fans are all familiar with, but what he lacks in that he makes up for in the way that he is able to flawlessly play the character of Gordon. McKenzie is a able to bring that youthful unwise dimension into his character. He is always trying to do the right thing in Gotham, but when he finds himself being the only honest person in a corrupted city, and that weighs on him, and you can see that in his eyes when he consoles young Wayne minutes after the murdering of his parents.

The major relationships that are being established in this first episode are really well done. You can tell that the series creator and Executive Producer Bruno Heller took great meticulous time getting the relationships between Gordon and Bullock right. The relationship between Bruce and his man servant Alfred Pennyworth are well done and some of the strongest scenes. The relationship between those two need to be established and need to have that emotional weight and the way that the two interact you can tell that there is mutual love and respect between the two.

The character of Fish Mooney who is played by Jada Pinkett Smith, is the worst thing about this
good show. Smith's character is so poorly and underwritten it is a shame that her character is used at all in this show. The character of Ms. Mooney is a complete waste of screen-time that you could write her character out entirely and you would be doing audiences and the narrative a favor. Her theatrics and over the top performance is tiresome, annoying and full of camp and does nothing to favor the story whatsoever. It seems like they needed to write a role for a big screen star and actually forgot to write anything worthwhile. Smith is a waste, all her screen-time could have been given to the young Bruce Wayne character who is played by David Mazouz. Mazouz does what most young child actors are unable to deliver and that is depth of a major layered role. The emotional range that Mazouz has is unforgettable, I just wish that his character would have been utilized more since the story is based in Gotham and is a semi story about the young life of Wayne.


The fan service at times was a bit much as well, there was a line about a road named Grundy, presumably after the villain Soloman Grundy, and the use of all these characters that were set up in this one episode was a bit much as well. The creators and producers of this world did not need to throw everything in this first episode. They should have established a few things and made the story about young Wayne a little bit stronger so that in future episodes you could get to those others characters that are so well defined throughout Gotham City.
“Pilot” is a solid start to a series that hopefully lasts longer than just a few seasons. A lot of hard work was put into making this series happen, and hopefully they keep the tone of the series serious and the narrative a strong one as well.



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Here is the promo for Episode 2 below 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Director Bryan Singer Returning For 'X-Men: Apocalypse'; Young Jean Grey, Storm and Scott Summers Confirmed


The other day it was announced (via Deadline) that longtime X-Men director and director of the recent Days of Future Past film Bryan Singer will indeed return for the sequel X-Men: Apocalypse. This comes off recent allegations that the director had misconduct with a young male actor back in the 90's but the allegations have since been dropped. It was always assumed that the director would return for this epic sequel but now he has officially signed the dotted lines. The first plot details have also been announced which confirms that young "First Class" cast will indeed meet up with the original x-men younger self in the 1980's which include Scott Summers, Jean Grey and Storm
Apocalypse takes place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story. The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet: an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history.
Even it isn't announced in this plot synopsis it has also been confirmed that Evan Peters will indeed return as Quicksilver. It has also been rumored that Channing Tatum will assume the role of Gambit in this film before spinning off into his own solo film. Other mutants who have been rumored are Nightcrawler.


In other news. Writer and Producer of X-Men: Apocalypse Simon Kinberg sat down with Yahoo! Movies to answer fan questions about the film as well as Days of Future Past. He teases that young Scott, Jean and Storm may need to be recast as well as the chronological order of the X-Men films:

X-Men: Apocalypse hits May 2016

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Robbie Amell confirms FIRESTORM appearence in THE FLASH


Robbie Amell, cast as Ronnie Raymond in the upcoming The Flash series, has confirmed that his character will indeed become Firestorm on screen. 

Amell posted this photo below on his Facebook. He also wrote "Tracking marks and a mandatory headband. Face scans for #TheFlash #Firestorm.


He also posted a second photo of some sort of structure, saying "This is where I get my powers. #Firestorm."


The Flash premiers on October 7th.

Source: Comicbook.com