Monthly Archives: May 2016
Legion is officially making its way to TV, as FX has picked up the X-Men-related television series for its first season.
Season 1 will span a total of eight episodes, with production scheduled to being within the next few months in Vancouver. The show will make its debut on FX in early 2017.
Legion tells the story of David Haller, a "young man who may be more than human." After visiting a number of psychiatric hospitals in the hopes of remedying a mental illness, Haller comes to the realization that the voices and visions filling his head may be more than just figments of his imagination. In the comics, David, AKA Legion, is the son of Professor X, though it remains to be seen how much the TV series directly delves into this.
We all want the best of the best, so let us point out the hottest comics released each week. We spotlight our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Check out our picks, then take to the comments to let us know what looks good to you!
Written by Tom King & Scott Snyder & Drawn by Mikel Janin | DC
This Rebirth special helps wrap up one era of Batman's career and usher in a new one, as outgoing writer Scott Snyder and incoming writer Tom King join forces. This issue explores the relationship between the rejuvenated Dark Knight and his newest protege, Duke Thomas, as the two contend with a dramatically revamped version of a classic Bat-villain. The result is a surreal, exciting romp through Gotham that makes the most of a very talented creative team. If you weren't excited about the future of the Batman franchise before, you will be after reading this comic.
With Thor: Ragnarok’s god-like cast recently announced -- including Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, and Cate Blanchett as the villainous Hela, in addition to Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk -- we’re now starting to get word on what direction the film’s story could be taking. That includes a new rumor that indicates the film will definitely take some elements from the popular Planet Hulk comic-book tale.
Potential spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow...
JoBlo reports that the Thor sequel will be a sort of mash-up between the Ragnarok story and Planet Hulk. As per the site: “How Thor ends up on the planet in question is unclear, but he will definitely be involved in some gladiatorial games run by none other than Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. In terms of Hulk’s appearance in this portion of the film, he will be rocking the one-shoulder armor as seen in the comics, so expect him to be decked out in the familiar Planet Hulk look.”
The next installment in Platinum Dunes' Friday the 13th film franchise is moving forward and will reportedly serve as an origin story for Jason Voorhees.
Willa Holland, who stars as Speedy in Arrow, has come forward to voice her frustration with the way in which Warner Bros. is handling the separation of its DC Comics film and television universes, noting the company could learn a few things from Marvel.
"Marvel does it in their own weird way, the mash between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and the movies and stuff," she said at MCM London Comic-Con (via Mirror). "So it's a little upsetting because you know it is possible and it can be done and how good it would be if it was done."
Both Holland and co-star Katrina Law noted that Arrow's Stephen Amell and The Flash's Grant Gustin would "kill it" if they were given the opportunity play their respective heroes on the big screen. Instead, Gustin's role is being portrayed by Ezra Miller, with Holland noting that "basically you're giving the world two different Flashes all of a sudden."
The much-anticipated Han Solo film, which is currently slated for release in 2018, and is expected to begin shooting in London at the start of next year.
The news comes from the film's co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, who most recently penned Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kasdan was honored at a gala event where the producer and screenwriter received his first AJFF Icon Award for Contributions to Cinematic Arts.
During a post awards interview, he was asked whether fans should be excited for the upcoming Solo project. “Oh, I think so! You know, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to direct it,” Kasdan said. “They’re great, funny and imaginative and we’ve had a great time together.
A new report claims Disney brass are "not fully satisfied" with director Gareth Edwards' current cut of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and have ordered the production to commence "four weeks of expensive reshoots in July."
The New York Post's Page Six purports Disney is "in a panic over" Rogue One, citing an unnamed "insider" who claims "‘'Rogue One has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. So Disney has ordered reshoots.'"
An unnamed Disney source for Page Six told the outlet: "The filmmaking team and the studio always anticipated additional shooting and second unit work to make the film the absolute best it can be, and the actors were aware there would be additional shooting. Coming off The Force Awakens, there’s an incredibly high bar for this movie and we have a responsibility to the franchise and to the fans to deliver the best possible movie we can.”
Warning: Full spoilers for Game of Thrones' sixth Season 6 episode, "Blood of My Blood," below.
Hey guys, first off apologies for this week's Dragons on the Wall going up a day late, thanks to IGN being closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Also of note, with Terri Schwartz on vacation this week, Joshua Yehl sits in this time out.
Game of Thrones: Season 6's sixth episode including more than one notable character return and family reunion - some much happier than others.
This week's Dragons on the Wall topics include:
-Bran's visions and the importance of what we were seeing of the past and future.
-Arya's storyline finally taking a big turn.
The infamous Decepticon leader is making a return, as Transformers: The Last Knight director Michael Bay has announced that "Megatron is back" for the series' fifth installment.
Bay revealed Megatron's return to the silver screen in a post on Instagram, while also confirming that production officially begins this week. The official Transformers Twitter account also teased the villain's appearance with a brief video, which you can check out below.
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin recently shed light on the character Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), revealing more about her backstory and confirming she has a famous ancestor.
Warning: Possible Game of Thrones spoilers below.
According to Vanity Fair, Martin appeared at a convention in Baltimore called Balticon to read aloud to those in attendance a new chapter from his forthcoming book The Winds of Winter. During his time in front of the crowd, the author announced that Brienne of Tarth is the descendant of Ser Duncan the Tall.