Must Watch: Comic-Con Trailer for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Arrives
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:27:02 +0000
Comic-Con belongs to the MAD! Yes! Warner Bros has heard the buzz, many fans claiming that this footage is the best of Comic-Con, so here it is - release in full for everyone to enjoy. WB has launched a "Comic-Con First Look" trailer for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, the film that has been delayed for years, was filmed back in 2012, and will finally hit theaters summer 2015. Tom Hardy stars as the new Mad Max, joined by Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz and Hugh Keays-Byrne as the villain Immortan Joe. This looks so incredibly badass, showing you a hint of what we saw (there was more in the footage at Comic-Con), giving everyone a glimpse of the insane vehicular action.
Here's the "Comic-Con First Look" trailer for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, from WB's YouTube:
Mad Max: Fury Road is a reboot of the adventure franchise that began with Mad Max in 1979, starring Mel ...
Video Blog: Recap of Marvel Studios Comic-Con 2014 Hall H Panel
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:36:00 +0000
Another year, another Comic-Con, another exciting Marvel Studios panel to end three days of madness. This time it was the return of the Avengers. A few years ago, Marvel brought the entire Avengers cast down to Comic-Con and it was a historic reveal to have them all there, all on stage, for the fans to scream cheer at. This year they tried to do that again, bringing most of the cast from Joss Whedon's follow-up Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whedon couldn't make it, but they did show us footage from Avengers 2 as well as another promo reel for Peyton Reed's Ant-Man made specifically for Comic-Con. After exiting the panel we took a moment to record a quick video blog with our thoughts and reactions to all the footage we saw today. Enjoy.
Here's our first video blog from Comic-Con 2014 featuring Ethan and I discussing Marvel's Hall H panel:
We did our best to record this quickly after the panel, and ...
Comic-Con 2014: 'Ant-Man' Confirms Cast & Shows Tiny Action Bit
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:59:17 +0000
The big show in Hall H for this year's Comic-Con is all done, and the day closed out with the signature Marvel panel. While no new projects were announced, we did get some tasty footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron (more on that in our Marvel video blog coming soon). But everyone is already on board with the superhero ensemble sequel, and Marvel really needed to make some waves to show the crowd that Ant-Man could stand on its own. In order to win over the crowd, they brought the charming Paul Rudd and veteran Michael Douglas, not to mention confirming two stars who weren't officially announced yet.
Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige brought out Evangeline Lilly and revealed that she will be playing Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym (Douglas). And they also introduced Corey Stoll (Non-Stop), who is playing Darren Cross, a corporate figure who will become the villain known as Yellowjacket. Not much was revealed in ...
'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' is Greenlit & Dated for Summer of 2017
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:37:37 +0000
Briefly: Though Guardians of the Galaxy won't hit theaters for six days, Marvel seems to know that they already have a hit on their hands, because during their panel at Hall H today, they announced that a sequel has already been given the greenlight. A recorded message from director James Gunn, who was just reported as being set to write and direct a sequel before the official announcement, and star Chris Pratt playfully joked about revealing the news while they thought they were off-camera. And Guardians of the Galaxy 2 takes one of Marvel's previously scoped out new dates on July 28th, 2017. So there you go.
Comic-Con 2014 Live: Marvel Studios - 'Ant-Man' + 'Age of Ultron'
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:30:43 +0000
It's time for Marvel to show the rest of the world how to bring down the house, once again, at Comic-Con 2014. Wrapping up three days of movie presentations in Hall H, Marvel Studios is ready to continue the MCU and take us into the next phase with James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Scott Derrickson's Dr. Strange. Four years ago they brought the entire cast of The Avengers on stage, will they do that again? We're about to find out what big surprises and announcements they have in store in 2014, and I'm very excited to see how Marvel is going to make everyone go wild again this time.
Updates LIVE directly from Marvel Studios Comic-Con panel on Saturday, from 5:30PM - 6:30PM PDT:
6:44PM - We're wrapped up and that's it - nothing announced or mentioned related to Doctor Strange or Captain Marvel or anything else. Oh well.
6:42PM - Right now we get Chris Pratt ...
Go Mad! See Four Badass 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Character Posters
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:18:15 +0000
Only the mad survive! Aside from Interstellar, the best footage I've seen at Comic-Con 2014 (so far) was for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. This movie has been in the works for a very long time, and will finally be out in theaters next summer (May 2015). The footage shows an epic scope and some incredible, amazing, unbelievable (and supposedly practical) vehicle/car action. One scene shows them driving into a massive sandstorm, with tornadoes that tear some of the cars apart before they burst into flames. It looks insane, but insane in every good way possible. A new set of character posters have debuted - see them below.
Before we get into more of the artwork, I have to say - this is not just hype, Mad Max: Fury Road looks like an extraordinary action movie. Just take a look at some of these tweets from colleagues at the Comic-Con Hall H panel talking about how insane it looks. These ...
Comic-Con 2014: Legendary Reveals King Kong Project 'Skull Island'
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:41:14 +0000
While many were hoping for some footage from Jurassic World to close out the Legendary Pictures panel at Comic-Con today, instead the audience was treated to a surprise teaser trailer for a project that we hadn't heard of at all before. Now that Legendary has successfully brought Godzilla back to the big screen in a successful way, their new home at Universal Pictures wants to use their power to inject new life into King Kong. The teaser shown soared through choppy waters and to a rainy island while an ominous voiceover alluded to a dark, mysterious place. And that's when the monstrous ape appears, roaring and thumping his chest before the title Skull Island appears. So what the hell is this surprise at Legendary?
A press release reveals that it's inspired by the titular cinematic location, and will explore the "cinematic origins" of King Kong. So that means there's no real ties to Universal's King Kong that Peter Jackson directed back ...
Comic-Con 2014: 'Godzilla' Sequel Reveals Roster of New Monsters
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:53:26 +0000
Two years ago was when all the hype for a remake of Godzilla started with a teaser trailer that played for Comic-Con attendees in Hall H only. And when Legendary Pictures returned this year, head honco Thomas Tull and director Gareth Edwards (busy with a small indie sci-fi project) thanked everyone with an amusing video. But then they showed a viral video from Project Monarch revealing that there is still one more secret that hasn't been revealed. There are more monsters. And with a long history of various creatures who have faced off against the King of Monsters before, just which ones will appear in the sequel?
The video revealed that Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah will all be in Godzilla 2. For those of you who don't know about these monsters, we'll explain briefly. Rodan is a mutated pterosaur, designed after a type of prehistoric reptile, Mothra is basically a giant radioactive moth, and Ghidorah is a three-headed dragon with large ...
Comic-Con 2014 Live: Legendary Pictures in Hall H - For the Horde!
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:27:06 +0000
The next big Hollywood panel on Saturday at Comic-Con 2014 that we're covering live is the presentation from Legendary Pictures. This is the first year Legendary has their own panel in Hall H, which makes us think they may be going all out. While no movies have been named or announced in advance, we expect Duncan Jones to bring something big from Warcraft, and Guillermo del Toro to take the stage to preview his new gothic romance Crimson Peak (which we already highlight from the showfloor). More surprises and reveals are expected during the 45-minute panel, so follow our coverage of the presentation live below.
Updates LIVE directly from Legendary's Comic-Con panel on Saturday, from 12:25PM - 1:10PM PDT:
1:19 - And that's it! Panel has wrapped up rather quickly.
1:18 - The footage showed King Kong returning and a flyover of Skull Island with the title "Skull Island". What is this? No one knows. The audience is oddly hushed, not sure how ...
First Look: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in 'Batman v. Superman'
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:51:04 +0000
Warner Bros. blew the roof off Comic-Con immediately by bringing director Zack Snyder out to Hall H, introduced with some awesome concept art in motion from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The footage shown was a teaser that seemed shot specifically for the convention with Ben Affleck decked out in a bulky, metal batsuit reminiscent of Iron Man, turning on the bat signal. And that's where Superman (Henry Cavill) shows up in the sky, floating down to a rooftop, flaring his heat vision eyes. But in addition, we also got to see a quick shot of concept art of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and she looks great. Look!
Here's Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice from Warner Bros:
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, 300) and written by Chris Terrio (Argo) with a story from David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy). Production is happening now ...
Comic-Con 2014 Live: Warner Bros' Hall H Panel Kicks Off Saturday
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:56:22 +0000
It's time to kick off one of the most historic days in Comic-Con history. Saturday at Comic-Con 2014 - it starts with Warner Bros (perhaps some Justice League?) and ends with Marvel. The WB panel kicks things off as the first show of the day, highlighting these movies: The Wachowskis' sci-fi Jupiter Ascending, George Miller's long-awaited Mad Max: Fury Road, and Peter Jackson's finale The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There may be some very special surprises, tons of never-seen-before footage, reveals, interviews, appearances and much more. We'll be live blogging the full panel from start to finish. Read on!
Updates LIVE directly from Warner Bros Comic-Con panel on Saturday, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM PDT:
12:00 - And that's it! Warner Bros panel is over and things have finished up. Covered three films plus the Batman v Superman surprise at the beginning.
11:59 - To wrap up they're showing the teaser one more time and they're heading off stage to wrap ...
Thor & Hulk Hammering Away on 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Posters
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:20:38 +0000
It's Marvel day here at Comic-Con (and it might be DC Comics day too if the Warner Bros. panel brings some surprises), and before the comic book studio unleashes their panel this evening, they've tossed out the final two concept art posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). It looks like the God of Thunder is having a little bit of trouble with Ultron's robot army and the big guy looks pretty pissed off too. And if you want to see how all the concept art posters released so far together for an awesome scene, we've put the entire image below as well. It's pretty great.
Here's the final two concept art posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron from Marvel:
And here's all eight of the posters pieced together into this awesome mural:
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is written & directed by Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Serenity). Earth's mightiest heroes must once again ...
Kevin Smith Mentions Minor Details About Upcoming Horror Trilogy
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:02:10 +0000
Retired from making movies? No way! At his annual Comic-Con panel in San Diego this year, Kevin Smith revealed the first official trailer for his wacky new horror film Tusk, about a guy who wants to make another guy into a walrus (see it here). During the panel's Q&A with the audience, a very young girl came up to the microphone and asked him if he would ever make movies that weren't R-rated. His only PG-13 film so far is Jersey Girl, but he went on to say he's actually working on an entire new trilogy of horror films called the "True North Trilogy", referencing their Canadian setting. We know about two, but not much about the other.
The first film in Kevin Smith's new horror trilogy is Tusk, and it will be rated-R - just watch the trailer if you're wondering why. The second film will be called Yoga-Hosers, and it's apparently a "Tusk spin-off" and will star the same ...
Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Defender Brings a Big Sign to 'Comic-Con'
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:17:32 +0000
It was inevitable that someone would make a big scene at Comic-Con this year about Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man. This is our guy. Yes, this is just a fun post about a funny moment at Comic-Con and contains no news, but it's a good story and one I think fans who aren't in San Diego will appreciate anyway. Every year at Comic-Con, a small selection of religious zealots bring big yellow signs talking about the bible. This year, another big sign joined them but it was in defense of Edgar: all it stated was "Edgar Wright Was Right". Turns out he's a fan who is "depressed" about the Ant-Man news and wanted to make his feelings known.
We followed the story on Twitter from Comic-Con and you can see photos of him below along in the tweets.
@edgarwright Never forget. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/JuN25PWl0q— Jim Vejvoda (@StaxIGN) July 26, 2014
@edgarwright this guy and God support you! #SDCC2014 pic.twitter.com/8vNEshJld0— paulette osorio (@peoso) July 26, 2014
Watch: First Trailer for Kevin Smith's Weird Walrus Movie 'Tusk'
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:10:53 +0000
Walrus Yes! After hosting a panel at Comic-Con 2014 for Tusk, filmmaker Kevin Smith and A24 Films have debuted the trailer online for your viewing pleasure. Or distaste, perhaps. The movie is about a man, played by Michael Parks, who wants to make another human, played by Justin Long, into a walrus. Kind of like Human Centipede but with a weird, wacky, funny Kevin Smith twist. In addition to those two, the cast includes Genesis Rodriguez as his girlfriend, and Haley Joel Osment (yea, him!) as another friend, who go on the hunt for him when he goes missing. I must say this actually looks pretty damn good, although it looks really fucked up. But I'm glad there's some humor to it, too. Not much is revealed in this, so enjoy!
Here's the first official trailer for Kevin Smith's Tusk, direct from A24 Films:
Tusk is the new film written & directed by Kevin Smith (or @ThatKevinSmith as he's listed on the ...
Comic-Con 2014: 'Maze Runner' Sequel 'Scorch Trials' Concept Art
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:25:47 +0000
Though audiences won't get a chance to see The Maze Runner until September, director Wes Ball revealed at Comic-Con that development of the sequel The Scorch Trials is already underway with an eye towards shooting at the end of the year, at least if the first film turns out to be a hit. The footage shown off in Hall H, which included a new trailer and a scene where lead character Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) was chased by a creature called a Griever, was thoroughly impressive, and it looks like an intense action adventure. And as a tease for where this franchise could go, a piece of concept art was revealed. Look now!
Here's the concept art for The Maze Runner sequel The Scorch Trials from Comic-Con:
Concept art for THE MAZE RUNNER sequel THE SCORCH TRIALS: pic.twitter.com/OgH2QCT2w5— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) July 25, 2014
And if you need to be convinced to see another dystopian sci-fi feature based on a young adult novel, note ...
Comic-Con 2014: Samsung 'Mockingjay' Experience + Teaser Debut
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:16:39 +0000
To promote the upcoming (epic) two-part finale of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, at Comic-Con 2014, Lionsgate has built a massive Hunger Games "Samsung Experience". The interactive event is designed for fans to customize their own swag, delve into the universe more, see some new footage and promo material for Mockingjay, ending with a special teaser trailer debut exclusive to Comic-Con (it will be online Monday). It's a big promotion partnered with Samsung (we covered details here) meaning fans get to watch the teaser trailer on a Samsung tablet, which is amusing, but to us it's all about the movie.
The "Samsung Experience" features multiple stations for fans to participate in: Peeta's Bakery (with real food), Haymitch's Elixirs, a Capitol Hologram photo booth, the t-shirt design station, a "Capitol Quiz" which organizes fans into Districts, a Milk Music/Samsung battery swap station, and the Presidential Address. The last stop on the tour (after picking up the Mockingjay pin ...
Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Causes Chaos in First US Trailer for 'Horns'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:40:43 +0000
Anyone who has been worried about Daniel Radcliffe shedding his Harry Potter image will have their concerns washed away. Or more accurately, they'll be scorched from the Earth as the British actor throws on a grizzly American accent and a pair of devilish accessories in Horns, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, son of master of suspense Stephen King. Radcliffe seems incredible in this film that has a truly twisted sense of humor and an interesting mystery at the center as Radcliffe plays a man trying to figure out who killed his girlfriend (Juno Temple) as he causes chaos in a North Pacific town. Watch it!
Here's the first US trailer for Alexandre Aja's Horns, originally from MTV:
Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D) directs Horns with a script from Keith Bunin ("In Treatment") based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name. The story follows a 26-year-old man (Daniel Radcliffe) who wakes up after a nasty hangover ...
James Gunn Already Set to Write & Direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:16:21 +0000
This news isn't entirely official since Marvel hasn't even announced a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy just yet, but if the buzz on the film leading up to its release next week is any indicator, the comic book studio has another franchise hit on their hands. Now The Wrap has learned that James Gunn will return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and that's an announcement that will probably be made at the Marvel panel tomorrow here at Comic-Con. Gunn's co-writer Nicole Perlman said, "James will be directing Guardians 2, so he would also be writing Guardians 2.” So that sounds like a sure thing.
Perlman also said, "They started to figure it out pretty quick when they started getting the reactions from the audience; it was a very positive reaction. Of course they would want to make a sequel as long as it does well and people are excited about it, they'll wanna do a sequel. ...
Comic-Con 2014: Loki's Staff & Black Widow's Bike at Marvel Booth
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:00:24 +0000
The excitement just keeps growing for whatever Marvel has in store for their panel tomorrow evening here at Comic-Con in San Diego, and while we're sure that we'll be getting footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, there's no guarantee of what else to expect. Will Joaquin Phoenix be on hand to be officially named Doctor Strange or will someone else take the role? What are all of Marvel's future mystery projects set through 2019 or their recent 2018 date? What we do know is a couple of goodies have appeared at the Marvel booth. Today, the comic book studio unveiled Black Widow's new motorcycle, a prototype from Harley-Davidson called Project LiveWire, and a familiar weapon from a mischievous bad guy. Look below!
Here's some tweets revealing some of the new stuff at the Marvel booth:
Well, look what we found at the #MarvelSDCC booth! Got to beef up the security just in case #Loki finds out... pic.twitter.com/yhYDNKqNgB— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July ...