Thursday, April 17, 2014

DC releases a sneak peek at a new Batman 75th Anniversary short that features Batman Beyond! [video]

DC continues to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Batman and now they have released a sneak peek of a new Batman short that is being created by Darwyn Cooke. The new short will bring fans back to the amazing world of Batman Beyond. The sneak peek features Terry McGinnis (the new Batman in Batman Beyond) fighting a mysterious Batman figure (robot?). (Fans may remember that Bruce Wayne, although still strong, is an old man in this series.) It's being said that the full short will be revealed at WonderCon this weekend so be on the lookout for the full short in a future article.

Source: YouTube - DC Entertainment

The Fifth Element retold as an 8-bit video game! [video]

The Fifth Element may not be the the first film you think of when you think of great sci-fi films but it has a strong fan base. (Personally, I really enjoy it!) Now, thanks to CineFix, gamers can enjoy it as well! Check out this great video that retells the story of The Fifth Element as though it were an old school 8-bit video game. "No quarters or controllers required!"

Source: YouTube - CineFix

Watch three featurettes with new footage for X-Men: Days of Future Past! [video]

Three more featurettes have been released by Fox for X-Men: Days of Future Past. The three feaurettes are titled "Join the Team", "Time to make a choice", and "We're in this together". Fans will be able to watch some fun new footage along with great interviews from the cast.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters on May 23, 2014.

Source: YouTube - Norton

George R.R. Martin becomes a wedding planner in this hilarious video from College Humor!

Looking to plan an exciting wedding that you want your friends and family to remember? Then head over to the office of the best wedding planner in the 7 realms, George R.R. Martin! This hilarious video from College Humor sets up the author of Game of Thrones book series as a wedding planner and he shares some of his more interesting ideas with the happy couple. Will they like Martin's out of the box style of planning a wedding? Find out in the great video below!

Source: YouTube - CollegeHumor

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning talk about Disney's Maleficent in the film's first featurette! [video]

Check out the first featurette for Disney's upcoming film Maleficent. Actresses Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) and Elle Fanning (Aurora) talk about the film and what to expect while writer Linda Woolverton talks about the new tale being told within the "Sleeping Beauty" story. The more I see of this film the more excited I get. This looks like it will be a huge success for Disney.

Maleficent will be in theaters on May 30, 2014.

Source: YouTube - CBMTrailers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets an unexpected X-Men: Days of Future Past post credits scene! Find out why!

Fans overseas who went to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 today were caught off guard by a new unexpected post credits scene. To their surprise there is a new sequence for X-Men: Days of Future Past at the end of the film. The scene features a fight sequence with Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique.

At first thought fans may get excited about a possible crossover featuring Spider-Man and the X-Men. Unfortunately, this is not the case at all. So then why is Sony promoting a film from 20th Century Fox?
"“Spider-Man” director Marc Webb had an existing contract with Fox Searchlight to helm another film following 2009′s “500 (Days) of Summer.” After “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012, Webb’s negotiations briefly stalled with Sony as he was caught in a tug-of-war with Fox. Eventually, Fox agreed to allow Webb to direct Sony’s “Spider-Man” sequel, but only if Sony would promote its “X-Men” film for free."
So unfortunately we will not be getting an awesome Spider-Man / X-Men crossover but it'll still be cool to get a sneak peek at a scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past.

If you can team up Spider-Man with any Marvel character(s) that currently have their own film (or one in production) who would you want to see him with? Let me know in the comments! 

Source: Variety

Game of Thrones crosses over with Uncanny X-Men #141's iconic Days of Future Past cover!

Take a look at this fun piece of art that brings together the hit HBO show Game of Thrones and the iconic cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 (original comic cover created by John Byrne). The creators of the piece, Comfort Love and Adam Withers, took the look of the classic comic cover (which happens to be the comic that starts the "Days of Future Past" storyline) and added the characters Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones to it.
"So, this was an idea that Adam was shocked - SHOCKED - had not been done yet. When it occurred to him, he scoured the Googles to see whether anybody else had done it, but nothing came up. So here he is, sitting on this goldmine idea. In case anybody isn’t getting the reference, this piece is an homage to the classic John Byrne cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 - the start of the Days of Future Past storyline. With the upcoming movie, you’ll probably be seeing this cover more often.
Adam selected Dany, Tyrion, and Jon for the front because they seem to have the strongest “Plot Armor.” Whatever else might appear to happen to them, I suspect we’ll be seeing them through to the end of the story. Though god knows I could be wrong. That Martin SOB loves toying with our emotions."
Check out the Game of Thrones / Uncanny X-Men - Days of Future Past mash-up comic cover below and be sure to let me know what you think.
*Click image to enlarge.

Source: Comfort and Adam

Disney Halloween - Part 2 - Disney characters pose as pop culture icons!

Artist Isaiah Stephens has a great drawing style and has created some amazing Disney mash-ups. In his first set for his "Disney Halloween" series he combines some of Disney's biggest princesses with pop culture icons. If you have not seen it yet be sure to take a look at Part 1 of this amazing set.

Now you can take a look at Part 2 to this set that features an all new set of Disney characters posing as pop culture icons. Stephens does such a great job with these mash-ups and he definitely deserves recognition. 
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Sally Skellington as Raven

Giselle as Daphne Blake

See all 10 Disney characters in the full article!

Anna Paquin's Rogue will appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past after all!

X-Men fans were disappointed last December when director Bryan Singer revealed that Anna Paquin's Rogue was unfortunately cut from X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, fans with a good eye may have noticed in the final trailer that Anna Paquin is credited at the end.

A 20th Century Fox representative told BuzzFeed that Paquin is back in the film but that, "Essentially, [it’s] a cameo." A cameo may not be what fans were hoping for when it comes to the character of Rogue but at least she is now in the film.

Are you excited to hear that Anna Paquin's Rogue will be in X-Men: Days of Future Past?Are you still upset that it'll only be a cameo?

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters on May 23, 2014.

Source: Buzzfeed

Star Wars art piece features three badass Sith Lords!

Artist Florent Belmonte has created a wonderful portrait that shows off some badass Sith Lords of the Star Wars franchise. The art piece is titled "Sith Lords" and features Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Galen Marek (from The Force Unleashed video games). It's a great piece with three fantastic characters and the art style has an edge to it that stands out nicely.
*Click image to enlarge.

Source: Florent Belmonte