Iron Man 2 Footage Leaked!

Widow and Whiplash and War Machine, oh my!! Check it out before it’s gone friends!

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Gee, how do you make this trailer rock as hard as freaking possible? I know, add Tool to the soundtrack!! \m/


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KICK-ASS Brings the Pain!!!

KickAss_MustHave_Cover Thanks to an intrepid comic-con attendee we have our first blurry, bootlegalicious looks at the Matthew Vaughn directed Kick-Ass film adaptation! We get to see the titular hero’s first shaky attempts at vigilantism, an 11 year-old girl who makes Charles Bronson look like…well…an 11 year old girl, and one clip that begs for the tagline;

“You won’t believe a man can fly”

Seeing these clips I get the feeling this may just make an even better film than a comic. Since the entire premise is “what if this happened in the real world”, once you actually see it with your own eyes in concrete reality, the absurdity and brutality of it is absolutely infectious!

Watch ’em while you can!

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Mixed Reactions to Marvel Anime

We got our first glimpses of 2 of the 4 planned Warren Ellis scripted Marvel Anime series this weekend, Iron Man and Wolverine! While I am stoked as hell for anything that mad bastard Ellis does, I’ve got mixed feelings about what I’ve seen here and judging by general buzz of my geeky brethren around the internet I am far from alone.

First off, I thought Iron Man looked incredible and seemed especially well suited (no pun intended) for the anime treatment. The detail of the armor is fantastic and the action looks powerfully kinetic!

Wolverine however leaves me feeling a bit wary. They went for a very uncharacteristic thin and lanky look, very gaunt face with a ridiculous anime mullet. In fact, aside from the claws there is absolutely nothing in his design that indicates that this is Wolverine. Now it is important to keep in mind that these are meant to be Japanese re-imaginings of the characters so they do have a bit more creative leeway. Hopefully Mr. Ellis will deliver a story bad ass enough (which he says will be loosely based on Claremont/Miller miniseries) to make us forget how friggin’ weird he looks.

Both series are expected to debut Spring 2010.

The Beginning of Green Lantern: First Flight!

Check out the first four minutes of Green Lantern’s solo feature debut care of MTV!

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Pretty much the bare bones Hal Jordan origin story. Obviously they aren’t wasting any time getting to the outer space action! That’s just fine by me. 😉

Good to see it’s gotten a very positive review over at Ain’t it Cool!

Green Lantern: First Flight arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray July 28th!

This Black Widow Can Devour Me Anytime! Ba-da-bum

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Today Entertainment Weekly has our first look at the criminally hot Scarlett Johansson as Marvel Comics femme fatale Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow!

While I admittedly have my concerns about how well Ms. Johansson will be able to pull off a convincing Russian accent I certainly had no worries as to her ability to fill out out a black leather cat-suit!

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Adding more flesh and blood to the new movie, Scarlett Johansson joined the cast as Stark’s mysterious new assistant, Natasha, who has an alter ego of her own, Black Widow. That introduction inevitably sparks romantic tension between Stark and former assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who’s been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries. “The men want it to be, like, ‘Ooh, the girls are fighting over Tony,’ but it’s not as standard as that,” says Paltrow. “There’s a weird male catfight fantasy. Downey agrees. He believes what differentiates the franchise from other superhero series can be summarized as follows: “We’re horny. Not, like, can’t-bring-your-kids horny, but just…horny.”

Yes, I’m sure it will be a very sophisticated and dignified catfight Ms. Paltrow.

Read more of what the cast had to say here, including why Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash likes to get drunk and talk to a cockatoo.

The Foot Clan is Now Accepting Applications!

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That’s right ninjas and ninjettes, The Shredder wants you! If you happen to be a major league butt-kicker in the LA area, you can audition to have your ass handed to you by some over-sized amphibians going through their awkward phase.

Here’s how!

Martial Arts Experts – Open Casting Call Auditions – Martial Artist Wanted for New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Motion Picture

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in association with Mirage Studios, 4Kids Entertainment and TMNT Productions will host an open casting call for martial arts experts to audition for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, hitting theatres in 2011. We will select the best from the auditions to be a part of the stealth TMNT nemesis, the Foot Clan.

The casting call is part of the 25th Anniversary Shell-ebration of the “Heroes on a Half Shell” in 2009, and a great way to bring together all schools of martial arts to become part of the new generation of TMNT.

We’re reaching out to ask for your participation in spreading the word to your associates, friends and family within the martial arts community. Details of the event are below, and final rules/regulations will be posted shortly.

When: Saturday, July 18, 2009 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Hollywood & Highland

6801 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

*At Grand Staircase

Who: Judges to include actor and martial arts expert Ernie Reyes, Jr., Jason Morgan from the American Taekwondo Association, and 2011 TMNT movie producers Scott Mednick and Galen Walker.

Audition: 30-Second Martial Arts Demo (Single Person Only)

No metal, sharp or bladed weapons of any kind allowed

Photo and updated resume with contact information

Fourteen years or older (under 18 must have adult permission for audition)

Hot damn, if only I’d kept up with those karate lessons when I was 10!

Faithful fans may recognize one of those judges, Mr. Ernie Reyes Jr.,  as a certain high-kicking pizza delivery boy!

Good luck to anyone trying out! Just remember, if you find yourself in a showdown with the Turtles, don’t just stand around awkwardly waiting for your turn, you don’t have to fight them one at a time, strength in numbers people!

Van Wilder Goes to Oa

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That’s right, I’m sure all you geeks know by now that Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Hal Jordan, Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814. Not overjoyed but far from enraged. I still think he would have been better suited to The Flash but as long as they don’t go too goofy with it he could make a great Hal Jordan. I think we can all just breath a sigh of relief they didn’t go with Timberlake! (Nothing against the dude’s acting chops, but come on!) Just going to have to count on the vision of director Martin Campbell to make sure the film has the right tone.

Of course it remains to be seen what this spells for the planned Deadpool spinoff. As much as I’d love to see a Deadpool flick, Fox’s track record for um… ya know, not shitting on their properties ain’t so hot lately, soooo yea, I got no problem with the ol’ “merc with a mouth” taking a back seat to the Emerald Crusader.

I’m seriously fired up for this flick to get rollin’ now! Green Lantern is absolutely the greatest superhero not to have hit the big screen yet (sorry Wonder Woman). The combination of comic book superhero with sci-fi space opera? That’s geekstasy my friends.