Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ben Affleck comments on being Batman and working on Batman V Superman

There has been a lot of reaction and commenting on Ben Affleck playing Batman in Warner Bros. Batman v. Superman movie and the Justice League follow up for it. At SDCC we got our first good look of him in the video clip that was previewed, showing a heavily influenced Frank Miller- Dark Knight Returns look and approach to the character. interviewed Affleck following his appearance at SDCC and he addressed the reaction to his casting:
I’m in the middle of shooting now. It’s a process that I’ll probably have better perspective on when I’m done. I can tell you that every time I do a role, it’s the responsibility of an actor to get their physical self as close to the role as possible. And Batman’s obviously got a set of expectations that are tough. So I spent a lot of time working out. And it’s a far cry from Gone Girl where my character is described as “puffy and hungover.” I want you to know I worked equally hard at both! [laughs]
I wouldn’t have taken the part if I didn’t trust my instincts in terms of the filmmaking. I think Chris Terrio wrote a terrific script. Zack’s a great visual director. And there’s an interesting take. I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t think I could do it. I have the benefit of a lot of that understanding. But also, everyone is entitled to their opinion. 
You know what? It’s great that people do care that much. They want to see the movie that much. And it is incumbent on you to honor the story. There are the Greek myths and these are the American myths. The American myths are these superheroes. People care about ‘em a lot. And it’s incumbent on you to do a good job and make it as excellent as you possibly can. At the end of the day, the movie’s all that matters. "

Photo from the set of Batman v. Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Behold Thanos! First Look at Brolin in Guardians of the Galaxy!

We get our first good look at Josh Brolin as Thanos in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, coming out in theaters tomorrow.

He looks very much like his Avengers appearance if you ask me- with some changes to the coloring.

Friday, July 25, 2014

SDCC: First Look at Avengers: Rage of Ultron by Remender and Opena

There was a rumor going around that Rick Remender and Jerome Opena were working on an OGN for Marvel. Well confirmation at last. Marvel has announced that they are the creative team- with colorist Dean White- on April 2015's Avengers: Rage of Ultron. This book is timed to match release with Marvel Studio's highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron movie coming out at the same time.

Plot details are a little slim right now but what is know is that the story takes place in current Marvel continuity and also in the past- back in the Roger Stern/John Byrne era of Avengers. He is also to have said that he wants this book to be like DC's Killing Joke in that developments in here have lasting effects on the Marvel universe for years to come.

Here is a look at some preview artwork; more penciled pages after the JUMP.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SDCC: First Look at penciled pages for 2015's Batman: Earth One Volume 2

It's been a few years since the original was published, but DC has released a few pages of Gary Frank's penciled pages for the sequel, Batman: Earth One Volume- once again written by Geoff Johns. Not many details are available on the plot but judging from the pages it looks like Killer Croc is part of the story line.

More pages are available after the JUMP.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SDCC: Marvel Studios releases 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' poster

Marvel Studios is releasing special SDCC exclusive concept art posters of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The amazing painted artwork of designer Ryan Meinerding is featured on an Iron Man poster, continuing his long history of work with the studio. There is also a Scarlet Witch poster by Andy Park spotlighting Wanda in action against a legion of Ultron robots.

First Look at Colton Haynes as Arsenal in 'Arrow'

From our good friends at Entertainment Weekly comes the first look at Colton Haynes as Arsenal in the upcoming Season 3 of Arrow. Lat year ended with Roy cured of the Mirakuru but still being trained by Oliver. Looks like the training is complete.

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