George Lucas offered a bleak assessment of the current state of the film business during a panel discussion with Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, saying that the movies are “more and more circus without any substance behind it.”
However, the “Star Wars” director hit back at critics who said his role in kicking off the blockbuster film business has watered down cinematic storytelling. Continue reading
“The only matter I do not take seriously, boy, is you.” Thanos is one of the most infamous Marvel villains in comic book history. His first appearance in The Avengers has already got fans widely discussing the Mad Titan’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in Guardians of the Galaxy; audiences are finally able to meet him fully when he gives his threatening speech to Ronan the Accuser.
Now Hot Toys is very excited to officially present the eagerly-anticipated 1/6th scale Thanos Collectible Figure from Guardians of the Galaxy! Continue reading
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will begin hitting the theatres worldwide in just a few months! Fans are already pumped for this epic sequel and eager to see the Earth’s mightiest heroes come together again to defend the world from the menacing Ultron! Today we are excited to continue the Avengers: Age of Ultron series and officially present the new 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure! Continue reading
Although we’ve only seen Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel when it comes to confirmed chapters in DC Comics’ currently-brewing cinematic universe, plans for the future are looking quite ambitious. Next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature the big screen introduction of quite a few familiar comic book superheroes, including Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher, and Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa. The latter of those three today spoke with The Daily Beast about his excitement for what’s to come and about his pride in helping bring about superhero diversity. Continue reading
Mehcad Brooks (“Necessary Roughness,” “True Blood,” “Desperate Housewives”) has been cast as James Olsen on CBS’ “Supergirl” TV series, from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). He is joining actress Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara Zor-El. Continue reading
We learned last fall that Hayley Atwell is set to make an appearance in Marvel Studio’s upcoming “Phase Two” capper, Ant-Man. Rumors at the time suggested that the Peyton Reed film will feature a flashback in which Hank Pym meets with the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D. Today, Newsarama has posted several pages from Marvel’s official comic book tie-in prequel to the film, revealing a surprising working relationship between Pym and an older Peggy Carter. As you can see from the page below, Peggy appears to be training with Pym using a very similar method to the one she employed to test Steve Roger’s vibranium shield in Captain America: The First Avenger. Does this mean that Michael Douglas’ Pym will have extensive ties to S.H.I.E.L.D.? Only time will tell, but it’s certainly looking likely. Continue reading
2012 saw the triumphant return of Cartoon Nework’s anime programming block, Toonami, resurrected as a late-night spot on Adult Swim featuring anime favorites like Cowboy Bebop and new shows like Attack on Titan. The block runs a glorious six-and-a-half hours – that is, ran.
The spiritual successor to the beloved anime series Gurren Lagann, Kill La Kill will make its U.S. television debut at 12:30 p.m. on February 7th! Given how saucy the show is — that’s main character in her battle outfit, and that’s not even mentioning the show’s revolutionary nudists — this is just a touch insane. Continue reading