Some Classic Elements in ARROW

Some Classic Elements in ARROW

For those fans still suffering from some lingering grumpiness over DC Comics’ move to the New 52 continuity, this week’s episode of ARROW on the CW Network was a welcome walk down memory lane. It was widely publicized that Wednesday’s show, “Muse of Fire,” showcased another wealthy masked vigilante. No, not the one you’re probably thinking of. The featured guest star was Helena Bertinelli. Ably portrayed by the icy Jessica De Gouw, Helena is a…

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Set Blasters to Stunned: Lucasfilm Purchased by Walt Disney Company

Set Blasters to Stunned: Lucasfilm Purchased by Walt Disney Company

Heads up all you scruffy looking nerf-herders, The Walt Disney Company has purchased Lucasfilm and all properties associated with it for the bantha poodoo inducing price of 4.05 billion Imperial Credits (U.S. dollars and Disney stock). Properties and firms to be transferred to Disney include Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucas Arts, and Skywalker Sound. Along with this surprising news, a recent Walt Disney press release announced that a new trilogy of…

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 casts Conan O’Brian

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 casts Conan O’Brian

New York Comic Con and TVGuide.com both broke the news on Saturday that legendary talk show host Conan O’Brian will provide voiceover work for the upcoming animated movie Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2. Fittingly, O’Brian will play talk show host David Endocrine. “I’ve got a great affection for animation,” says O’Brien. “I’ve always been interested in drawing, and I grew up on the Warner Bros. cartoons — which is where I think I…

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Clark Gregg’s “Agent Coulson” is Alive!

Clark Gregg’s “Agent Coulson” is Alive!

Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige announced in a video message at NYCC on Saturday that Clark Gregg, known for being an adhesive element between the many Marvel movies, will be returning to the role of Agent Coulson in the television series S.H.I.E.L.D. “There was never going to be a ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ show without Agent Phil Coulson,” said Feige, to which Whedon replied, “He’s headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was.” The how’s and why’s of how…

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Wally Pfister Burns Avengers/ Joss Whedon Responds

Wally Pfister Burns Avengers/ Joss Whedon Responds

In an interview with the Sarasota Herald Tribune last Tuesday, cinematographer Wally Phister (best known for his work on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, as well as his Oscar-winning work on Inception) had some unpleasant things to say about Marvel’s The Avengers. “What’s really important is storytelling,” said Phister. “None of it matters if it doesn’t support the story. I thought The Avengers was an appalling film. They’d shoot from some odd angle and I’d…

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You Can Help Make “The Goon” A Movie

You Can Help Make “The Goon” A Movie

Filmmaker David Fincher and “The Goon” creator Eric Powell, in association with Blur Studios and Dark Horse Entertainment, announced today that they’ve created a Kickstarter account to help bring “The Goon” to the big screen. True to the comic’s origins, the screenplay is written by Eric Powell. Blur Studio’s Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler will both direct with David Fincher producing. Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown have both signed on to portray characters Franky and…

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Valiant Taps Straczynski to Pen SHADOWMAN Film

Valiant Taps Straczynski to Pen SHADOWMAN Film

Having already announced plans to launch a film franchise centered around the Valiant Comics cornerstone Bloodshot, Valiant Entertainment is pushing forward with their next franchise: Shadowman. According to a report from Deadline, the hard-charging company has tapped veteran television, film, and comics scribe J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Amazing Spider-Man) as the man to adapt the character for the big screen. Shadowman marks the second announced film from the resurgent Valiant Entertainment as they push forward with…

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FILM REVIEW: Justice League: DOOM

FILM REVIEW: Justice League: DOOM

WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Justice League: Doom is the latest offering from DC Animation.  Coming on the heels of last year’s Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the film is based on the “Tower of Babel” storyline by Mark Waid. As with the source material, the film deals with what happens when Batman’s contingency plans for dealing with potential rogue Justice Leaguers are stolen and implemented by a criminal mastermind. For this role, the film swaps out Ra’s Al Ghul…

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Sony Pictures Partners With Valiant to Produce BLOODSHOT Film

Sony Pictures Partners With Valiant to Produce BLOODSHOT Film

The new owners of Valiant Comics are wasting no time in finding ways to make the most of their new toys, namely Bloodshot. Deadline is reporting the Sony Pictures has signed a deal with Valiant Entertainment heads Jason Kothari and Dinesh Shamdasani to produce a live-action feature based on Valiant’s Bloodshot series. While no release date has been set and no casting announcements made, this marks a major step for the relaunched brand, as they look…

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