|12:00 PM, Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
These are all pretty much old news by now as the latest came a couple of days ago. But we haven't covered them, so I thought I'd mention them here and give me thoughts. This week, three new casting announcements were made for the upcoming FOX television series Gotham.
First up, we found out that Jada Pinkett-Smith's crime boss character, Fish Mooney (you can't make these names up... well, I guess they did!) gets a second in command with Drew Powell (The Mentalist). Powell joins his one-time Southland co-star Ben McKenzie (James Gordon). Powell's character will be called Butch Gilzean, described as "the deceptively clver and ambitious second-in-command to sadistic gangster boss Fish Mooney" by Deadline.com.
But the big news was the casting of both a young Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. One recently had a starring role on - you guessed it - another FOX series. The other is a relative unknown.
Playing young Bruce Wayne will be none other than Kiefer Sutherland's Touch co-star, David Mazouz. On Touch, Mazouz's character Jake Bohm didn't speak a word as he was a traumatized autistic who solved mysteries with numbers, but we did hear his inner thoughts from time to time. Mazouz has had a few one-off roles before and after Touch, but this will be his next concurring role after that short-lived series.
In the role of the future Catwoman, Selina Kyle, will be young actress Camren Bicondova, who, according to IMDB has only had two oteher roles, in Battlefield America, and Girlhouse, which is still listed as in post-production.
I really have no opinion on Powell. I've seen him on a few things, and he'll be fine for the role of a mobster second-in-command I suppose.
What little I've seen of Touch tells me that Mazouz is a gifted actor, but I don't recall seeing him outside of that role. He definitely shares similar physical traits to the child-version of Wayne we saw in the Nolan films though.
As for Bicondova, I have never heard of or seen her before, but her features scream Selina Kyle to me. In fact, she almost resembles a young Michelle Pfeiffer. And whether you liked her as Catwoman in Batman Returns or not, you can't deny she looked the part. So does Bicondova.
Based on DC characters from the Batman universe, Gotham explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as an idealistic rookie detective in Gotham City, along with Bruce Wayne and the villains who made Gotham City famous.
Powell, Mazouz and Bicondova join previously announced cast members Ben McKenzie (as James Gordon), Robin Lord Taylor (as Oswald Cobblepot), Jada Pinkett Smith (as Fish Mooney), Donal Logue (as Harvey Bullock), Sean Pertwee (as Alfred Pennyworth), Zabryna Guevara (as Captain Essen) and Erin Richards (as Barbara Kean).
|9:00 AM, Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
On this week's episode of Talkin' Comics on Geek & Sundry's YouTube channel, CIE's Jan Lucanus swings by to teach Tai Chi "water bending" to host Amy Dallen and co-star of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Dante Basco. Check it out!
From the video description:
Amy talks "Avatar: the Last Airbender: The Rift, Part One," the newest graphic novel in the series from Dark Horse that officially continues the story of the Nickelodeon cartoon. For her adventure, she is joined by Dante Basco, the voice-actor who played Prince Zuko, for a lesson in the real martial art behind one of the series' elemental fighting styles, waterbending: today is all about Tai Chi!
More of Amy's Quick Picks are on the Geek & Sundry website:http://bit.ly/1f2Hefq
|2:00 PM, Monday, March 3rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson|
From a dystopic DC Comics future to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, Watchmen actor Patrick Wilson is joining the cast of Ant-Man.
Patrick Wilson is the latest addition to the cast of Marvel Studios' Ant-Man. Deadline has the news, claiming that the The Conjuring star will join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas for the July 17, 2015 release. Evangeline Lilly and Michael Pena are also nearly set to join the cast, although neither has been locked at this time.
Wilson's role is, for the time being, a mystery. He's no stranger to comic book films, however. He played Nite Owl in Watchmen, the 2009 feature adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' epochal work from the Distinguished Competition.
Set to begin production shortly in Georgia, Ant-Man will be directed by Edgar Wright, who co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
The film, which is supposed to launch "Phase Three" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will follow Avengers: Age of Ultron's May 1, 2015 release.
One need only look at the recent "A-Team" remake to see that Wilson would make a great if somewhat wise-cracking Agent of SHIELD. In fact, given his look, he would be a great choice for SHIELD mainstay, Clay Quartermain. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Source: Super Hero Hype
John Wilson writing for Comic Related.com
|1:30 PM, Friday, February 28th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Warner Bros. has finally released the first look at Grant Gustin in costume for The Flash TV series set to debut on the CW network, and he looks pretty cool. We only get to see a headshot here, but it's still pretty awesome. Spinning out of hit CW show Arrow, The Flash is shaping up to be another great offering. Below is the image followed by the write-up from DC's blog. Let us know in the comments below what you think of the image.
Fans of Arrow have already met Barry Allen. Now say hello to The Flash!
That's Grant Gustin wearing the famous red and yellow in the first image to be released from The CW's new pilot, The Flash.
The costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman,Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow.
The Flash pilot is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter (all of whom also executive produce Arrow). Nutter is directing from a script by Berlanti & Kreisberg & DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. Production on the pilot begins next week.
The Flash is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, and is based upon characters published by DC Comics.
© 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photo Credit: Jack Rowand
Source: DC Comics
|9:00 AM, Friday, February 28th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Thor: The Dark World came out on 3D, Blu-Ray, DVD and combo pack earlier this week. You can check out several interviews and other footage right here on Comic Related by clicking the links below. But the reason for this post is what else you have the opportunity to get if you purchase one of the sets. You can see the prints below, followed by the official information about how to get them. In my opinion, they look pretty sweet.
With Marvel's Thor: The Dark World finally available on 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD, fans now have the chance to purchase two incredible new prints drawn by the film's Head of Visual Development, Charlie Wen!
Every copy of "Thor: The Dark World" on 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD contains a special code that fans can use at http://more.marvel.com/offers/thor.htm for the ability to purchase Wen's gorgeous art as either a Silver Foil Edition Print or a signed, Limited Edition Metal Variant!
Pick up your copy of "Thor: The Dark World" today, then once you've got your code in hand head to http://more.marvel.com/offers/thor.htm to purchase a new print of the Mighty Avenger to hang upon your wall!
CR's Thor: The Dark World Coverage:
Thor 2 on Blu-Ray/DVD
Thor 2 Extras & Stills
Chris Hemsworth Q&A
Kat Dennings Q&A
Natalie Portman Q&A
Jaimie Alexander Q&A
|10:00 PM, Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Comic Frontline returns with another episode of Media Madness! Join them LIVE as they watch MTV's Teen Wolf Season 1, Episode 1, and Season 2, Episode 2. Watch along and comment!
|7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Today, Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" releases on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click Communications was gracious enough to provide CR with several interviews with the cast, which you can find here:
Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Kat Dennings (Darcy), Natalie Portman (Jane), and Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif).
They also provided several more stills and clips that did not appear in those interviews, so I wanted to share those here. These include concept art, behind the scenes photos, stills from the All Hail the King extra, and an additional bonus clip from the film. What's not shown here, you can find, once again, in the interviews linked above.
Here is one piece of concept art we didn't fit into the interviews. This is Malekith's mothership. (Click all images to enlarge)
BEHIND THE SCENES
Here are several more behind the scenes photos we didn't add into the interviews either, from props, to scene setups, to prosthetics and more.
Here's one clip we didn't include in the interviews either, the Loki/Throne scene "It is my birthright!"
ALL HAIL THE KING
And finally, we were treated to a few stills from the one-shot follow-up to "Iron Man 3" with "All Hail the King" starring Ben Kingsley.
Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" is in stores on Blu-Ray and DVD today, February 25, 2014.
The movie starts Chris Hemsworth (Marvel's Thor, Marvel's The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman) as Thor, Natalie Portman (Marvel's Thor, Black Swan, Star Wars Episodes I-III) as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston (Marvel's Thor, Marvel's The Avengers, War Horse) as Loki and Anthony Hopkins (Marvel's Thor, Silence of the Lambs, Nixon) as Odin.
Go pick up your copy today! It comes highly recommended from ComicRelated.com!
|2:15 PM, Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
Warner Bros. has shared with Comic Related the official 2nd domestic trailer for this May's GODZILLA! You can watch it on CR's YouTube channel by clicking the image below.
The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe, and is a remake of the classic cult monster film told in a modern setting.
A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla appears to wreak destruction on mankind.
The trailer hits theaters on March 7th, and the movie hits theaters on May 16, 2014.
Source: Warner Bros.
|10:30 PM, Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler|
According to Variety, NBC is bringing back HEROES to primetime television in 2015 as a mini-series! The network has ordered 13 episodes to air next year and teased the plan to revive it tonight with a teaser promo that ran during the Olympics coverage.
In the spot, there was a fade-in on the HEROES logo with the word "REBORN" adding and "COMING 2015."
No details have been provided yet as they are keeping it under wraps. It's a stand-alone arc, and a digital series will pop up prior to the TV return to introduce (or re-introduce) fans to the characters.
Here's the teaser that ran:
"The enormous impact 'Heroes' had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening," said NBC Entertainment proxy Jennifer Salke. "Shows with that kind of resonance don't come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We're thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won't rule out the possibility of some of the show's original cast members popping back in."
Here is a reaction video from Comic Frontline's Kat, aka Comic Uno on her channel, haydenclaireheroes:
With the Dynamite Entertainment comic coming (if that's still happening) and this, HEROES fans everywhere can soon rejoice!
What do you think of this breaking news? Are you excited to see HEROES reborn? Leave a comment below.
|8:00 PM, Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson|
John Constantine would have been the last character that I would think could be adapted to television but this casting news makes me a bit more hopeful.
NBC's DC Comics adaptation Constantine has found its leading man.
Criminal Minds alum Matt Ryan is near a deal to star in the drama based on the Hellblazer graphic novels, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Constantine centers on master of the occult John Constantine, who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
John is described as a working-class Londoner with deadpan humor who is a mysterious conman and occult detective haunted by the recent loss of a young girl's soul. No stranger to the dark underworld that exists parallel to our own, Constantine has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. He's taught himself spells, rituals, curses and conjuring, but the one person he most wishes to see -- his mother, who died giving birth to him -- remains out of reach, at least so far. When Liv, the daughter of a late friend, is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her and the two form an alliance.
Dexter's Daniel Cerone will pen the script with Batman Begins' David Goyer attached to executive produce. Neill Marshall (Game of Thrones) will direct the pilot for the Warner Bros. Television drama.
Ryan's credits include Criminal Minds and its spinoff, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, as well as The Tudors and features Flypaper and Layer Cake. He's repped by WME and Julian Belfrage Associates in the U.K.
NBC has had a surprisingly good track record with genre shows and is doing especially well with Dracula as well as other shows that are a bit outside the norm. If they take the material seriously and stay true to the character, Constantine may do well after all.
Source: The Hollywood reporter
John Wilson writing for Comic Related.com