'WATCHMEN': EXTENDED TRAILER PREVIEW -- THE COMING WEEKS10/21/19 @ 3:05 pm EST
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'THE ART OF ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA' AND DELUXE EDITION ARE COMING05/25/20 @ 8:31 pm EST
has released a VERY extended preview vid for its new series, Watchmen
. The sneak peek takes a gander at what is coming down the road in the weeks ahead.
Episode 2 of the DC Comics-based series, "Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship," airs at 9 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 27, on HBO.
VERY Extended preview: https://youtu.be/Pt8f1OBoOUE
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‘MAN OF STEEL’: ZACK SNYDER TEASES FAORA’S RETURN FROM PHANTOM ZONE05/25/20 @ 7:47 pm EST
Dark Horse Books and Ubisoft have announced The Art of Assassin's Creed Valhalla
, an official art book covering the latest and greatest video game in the Assassin's Creed franchise. The nearly 200-page oversized hardcover art book features never-before-seen concept art, production material, creator commentary, and more. Much like the game itself, the upcoming art book does not have a definitive release date, and is instead timed to release around the time that the game does. (via Comic Book
In addition to the regular version of the art book, Dark Horse Books will also be putting out a Deluxe Edition as well that includes an exclusive cover, decorative slipcase, and lithograph art print. Barring those changes, it does not appear that the actual content of the art book will be different between the two editions. The Art of Assassin's Creed Valhalla
as well as The Art of Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Deluxe Edition
are scheduled to release later this year, timed to the release of the game itself. The art books will cost $39.99 and $79.99, respectively. The art books are available to pre-order now wherever such things are sold. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
is set to release Holidays 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. No definitive release date has been announced as of yet.
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Man of SteelHORROR MOVIE 'THE WRETCHED' TAKES IN $186,000 AS DRIVE-IN THEATERS GAIN POPULARITY05/25/20 @ 7:39 pm EST
director Zack Snyder believes that the Kryptonian villain Faora could return from the Phantom Zone.
While most fans remember Man of Steel
for Michael Shannon’s menacing portrayal as the maniacal villain Zod, credit has to be thrown towards Antje Traue, who played his second-in-command Faora. Unlike Zod, Faora was exiled to the Phantom Zone at the end of Man of Steel
, essentially allowing her to return for a sequel should Traue’s services be necessary. While there hasn’t been any news of Faora coming back to the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel
director Snyder has teased her return, stating that it’s entirely possible.
Earlier this week, Snyder held a watch party for Man of Steel
on Vero, where he discussed the film in fine, unfiltered details. Of his many tidbits of information, Snyder teased the return of of Faora, who currently spends her time drifting away in the Phantom Zone.
“Is there a chance to survive in the Phantom Zone with no suit on?" Synder teased. "I feel like possibly… it would be cool to imagine. Faora could return.” (via Heroic Hollywood
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VarietySTAR WARS ALUM SIMON PEGG WANTS TO RETURN FOR 'THE MANDALORIAN', AND HE HAS A CLASSIC ROLE IN MIND05/25/20 @ 7:34 pm EST
reports that IFC’s horror movie The Wretched
is leading the small weekend box office with an estimated $186,000 at 59 movie theaters. It drew a respectable $3,153 per theater average during the Friday-Sunday period.
Currently, 348 of the 5,400 North American theaters are open, including 169 drive-ins, according to Comscore. Last week, only 21 drive-ins were open, marking a significant rise in their popularity and accessibility during the coronavirus crisis. Most movie theaters across the country are still closed due to the virus outbreak. IFC is the only distributor reporting box office totals this weekend.The Wretched
, which premiered at the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival, has scared up a total of $548,609 since launching on May 1 at 11 drive-ins, including the Mission Tiki in Montclair, Calif., where it had an informal premiere. Written and directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce, The Wretched
follows a young boy who discovers an evil witch in the nearby woods. The cast include John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Zarah Mahler, Azie Tesfai and Jamison Jones.
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The MandalorianGODZILLA VS KONG PREQUEL COMIC INTRODUCES NEW BAT TITAN CAMAZOTZ05/25/20 @ 7:25 pm EST
assembled a lot of talent behind the scenes, having brought together a murder’s row of directors for its first season. The show also brought in strong performers in front of the camera, and we're not just talking about Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito and Carl Weathers. Other familiar (and talented) names like Nick Nolte, Ming-Na Wen and Bill Burr all popped up during the first set of episodes. Now, it sounds like Simon Pegg wants to get in on the action, and he knows just the role he wants to play.
Pegg wants to join The Mandalorian
as infamous bounty hunter Dengar, a role that he’s already voiced in two other projects. Although Pegg seems unsure of Lucasfilm’s willingness to cast him for the role in the live-action realm, he did use another recent casting to show that there is hope for him:
"I've mentioned it a few times, but surely, if Taika [Waititi] and [Jon] Favreau decide to bring Dengar into The Mandalorian
, then I have some form [of experience] in the past having played him in Star Wars: Battlefront
and The Clone Wars,"
Pegg said. "So just saying. I heard they just employed Katee Sackhoff to play a character that wasn't in the movies but she played it before in a different Star Wars thing, so just saying." (via CinemaBlend
Season 1 is currently streaming on Disney+.
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Godzilla vs. KongZACK SNYDER’S 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' ACTOR RAY PORTER REVEALS IF HE’S PLAYING DARKSEID IN AVA DUVERNAY’S 'NEW GODS'05/23/20 @ 8:36 pm EST
is getting two prequel graphic novels, one of which is confirmed to feature a new bat Titan called Camazotz. News about the upcoming MonsterVerse installment has been rather quiet, despite releasing in six months. Although Legendary has shared little on Godzilla's bout with Kong, one star believes the fanbase will be pleased with the film.
With every MonsterVerse adventure, Legendary Comics has released supplemental reading material. For Godzilla
2014, the company released Godzilla: Awakening
, a prequel graphic novel set many years before the character's resurgence in the film. Next, Legendary released Skull Island: The Birth of Kong
, a four-issue series set before and after the events of Kong: Skull Island
. For Godzilla: King of the Monsters
, Legendary released Godzilla: Aftershock
. This graphic novel is set between the two Godzilla
movies, and has the title monster battle the MUTO Prime.
With all this, it should come as no surprise Legendary will be going all-out with its supplemental material for its biggest MonsterVerse movie yet.
Recently, Legendary Comics held an online "WonderCon@Home" panel for Godzilla vs. Kong
. In the video, the company announced two upcoming prequel graphic novels for the film. The first will be from Godzilla's perspective, digging into his character and role as a planet protector. The book will be written by Greg Keyes, who wrote the novelization for Godzilla: King of the Monsters
, and illustrated by Drew Johnson. On the flip side, the second graphic novel will feature Kong and will focus on a female pilot. The book will be written by Marie Anello, and illustrated by Zid. Not only that, but Legendary revealed details on a new Titan whose theme is darkness, a creature called Camazotz, named for the Mayan bat god.
In addition to the graphic novel, there will also be a Kong picture book for younger readers. It will be illustrated by Nidhi Chanani, with Kiki Thorpe authoring. Finally, like the other MonsterVerse movies, Godzilla vs. Kong
will be receiving an art book. Written by Daniel Wallace, the book will feature plenty of interviews, including one with Godzilla vs. Kong
director Adam Wingard.
All in all, there looks to be a lot of material for MonsterVerse fans coming up. (via Screen Rant
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'JUSTICE LEAGUE' SNYDER CUT DARKSEID ACTOR CONFIRMED05/23/20 @ 8:30 pm EST
This has been a huge week for DC fans as the long-awaited "Snyder Cut" of Justice Leagu
e was officially announced on Wednesday. The highly-anticipated version of Zack Snyder's Justice League
will be hitting HBO Max next year and there are some changes for fans to look forward to.
The DC villain Darkseid was rumored to be making an appearance in Justice League
around the time the theatrical cut premiered, and Snyder has teased the superpowered god's role in the years since. Ray Porter, who was lined up to voice Darkseid in the film, recently shared his reaction to the Snyder Cut news, and he couldn't be more thrilled with the announcement and the fans.
Many folks have long wondered if Darkseid's portrayal in Justice League
will end up differing from The New Gods
, a feature film that is set to be directed by Ava DuVernay and was written by DuVernay and Tom King. However, while speaking to LightCast
, Porter addressed that he's not currently involved with The New Gods
"No, I have not," Porter replied when asked if he'd heard from DuVernay. "I know a lot of people on Twitter have been making noise about it and I’m really grateful, and I love that, and obviously I’d love to hear from Ava about New Gods
, but I also respect that Ava’s got a vision for this project. And if I’m not a part of that vision, that’s just the way it is, and that’s okay. My hope is that it’s something the fans are going to love as well. But I haven’t heard from Ava yet." (via ComicBook
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ZACK SNYDER'S 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' RESHOOTS WON'T INVOLVE THE CAST05/23/20 @ 8:11 pm EST
Actor Ray Porter took to Twitter to finally confirm his involvement with Zack Snyder's Justice League
The behind-the-scenes tale of Justice League
is a sordid affair. After original director Zack Snyder left the film following a family tragedy, The Avengers
director Joss Whedon was brought on board to oversee reshoots and overhaul the film. The resultant film was cut down to two hours (from an initial runtime of over three) and many storylines were removed or heavily altered.
The movie was met with a tepid critical and commercial reception and plans for sequels were quietly shelved as the DCEU segued into more stand-alone projects like Joker
and Birds of Prey
One of the most talked-about elements of the Snyder Cut has been the prospective appearance of Darkseid in the film. In the theatrical cut of Justice League
, the main villain, Steppenwolf, mentions the name of the iconic DC conqueror, but that's it. Now, actor Ray Porter, who had long been rumored to be playing Darkseid, took to Twitter to confirm his involvement with Justice League
, and his imminent return in Zack Snyder's Director's Cut. (via Screen Rant
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COULD 'LEGENDS OF TOMORROW' CROSSOVER WITH 'SWAMP THING'?05/23/20 @ 7:56 pm EST
As the cast of Justice League
expressed its happiness over the announcement of Zack Snyder's Justice League
landing on HBO Max, word has come that none of them will be called back into the fray for the $20-30 million worth of work still needed to complete the project. (via IGN
On The Wrap's Wrap-Up podcast
, reporter guest Umberto Gonzalez mentioned how Warner Bros. is apparently drawing the line at more scenes being added featuring the stars of the film.
"There’s not going to be any reshoots of any kind with any actors," Gonzalez stated. "It’s just additional dialogue. Here’s something that hasn’t been reported yet -- [Zack Snyder] did want to shoot and he wanted to do additional photography but HBO Max said, 'No, that’s not happening, We’ll give you money for post-production, for special effects, for scoring, and even ADR but no reshoots of any kind on this movie.'"
If you're looking for a deep dive into what the Snyder Cut is, check out IGN's full Snyder Cut explainer
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THE INKWELL AWARDS ANNOUNCES DAVE SIMONS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER05/23/20 @ 7:48 pm EST
The CW’s fall TV season is going to look a lot different this year, with most of the network’s line-up premiering in January 2021. To fill the empty time slots, The CW acquired the broadcast rights to DC Universe’s one-and-done horror series, Swamp Thing
. In DC comics, Legends of Tomorrow’s
John Constantine was first introduced in The Swamp Thing Saga #37
. Now that both properties are on The CW, could Legends of Tomorrow
crossover with Swamp Thing
? Well, executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently revealed the chances of that happening.
"Oh, good question. I mean, look, I tried very, very hard to get Swamp Thing in 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'", Guggenheim said. "Because when you've got Constantine, to not have a crossover with Swamp Thing, it's just a shame, a wasted opportunity. I honestly don't know the answer to that question, in large part because whether The CW has the broadcast rights to Swamp Thing
or not, it doesn't really impact the various reasons why Swamp Thing wasn't in 'Crisis.' My attitude is always hope springs eternal." (via CinemaBlend
Season 1 doesn't yet have a scheduled CW release date as yet, but if you can't wait for it to premiere you can stream it now on DC Universe.
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The Kubert School had their annual scholarship awards event earlier in May via a virtual scholarship ceremony through Google Meet, due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. The Inkwell Awards‘ 11th Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Award of $1000 was presented to second-year student Ryusei Sawada. The school posted an announcement of all award recipients on its website
Sawada is an aspiring artist originally from Tokyo, Japan, whose ultimate goal is to work for publishers like Marvel, DC, and Image as an inker/artist. He entered the Kubert School right out of high school.
Normally, according to The Inkwell Awards' founder/director Bob Almond, the non-profit would send a representative to the Dover, NJ institution to attend the live ceremony and personally congratulate the winning student. But due to shelter-in-place orders, they were unable to, and school director Carol Thomas informed him that the school had already set up remote learning, which will remain in place until the end of the year.
“There were some timing issues but the virtual ceremony was a great idea,” said Almond. “This way the lucky winner was able to get even more public recognition. Kudos to school director Mike Chen and the Kubert School staff for getting it done despite many challenges. We hope to be there next year to shake the hand of the winner.”
The Inkwells created the scholarship award on behalf of their ink artist friend and committee member, Dave Simons, shortly after his passing in 2009, with the approval of his sister, Bette Simons.
Dave Simons (1954-2009) was an American artist known for his work on the characters Conan, Ghost Rider, Red Sonja, Howard the Duck and Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, and “Forgotten Realms” for DC Comics. He was also a storyboard artist for the award-winning animated TV show, “Courage the Cowardly Dog,” while simultaneously handling the art for DC's comic book spin-off. To date, Inkwells has raised $11,000 in his name to students in need.
The Inkwell Awards is the only official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and educate regarding the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize the best ink artists and their work. Established in 2008, the Inkwells are overseen by a volunteer committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame.