Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Lizard Concept Art

Not sure of the actual source on this but concept art has hit the web of what appears to be the Lizard from next summers The Amazing Spider-Man.  Looks pretty cool but the film still doesn't seem to be having any buzz about it.....maybe people are just to pumped for The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Three New Mad Max Films?!

New Mad Max films have been in the works for a while now with Tom Hardy starring in them as Mad Max.  George Miller has apparently written scripts for two films, the first is Fury Road and the second Furiosa.  Now it seems that Miller has not two but three films planned and to shoot them all back to back to back! According to the Australlian Financial Review the films are set for production sometime next year after numerous delays due to weather. Here are key elements from the article:

Set for production next year, it seems, is Fury Road. Furiosa has been scripted and storyboarded, and now, Miller has gotten deep into the writing of a third part. Here are the key quotes: 
     Fury Road was to shoot in Broken Hill in September last year, then April 2011, but heavy rain had turned the desert into a flower garden and the water table stubbornly refused to drop. The film will now shoot in Namibia from April with additional filming and post-production back in Australia.
      Miller has, in fact, written a whole new trilogy. “We started with [Fury Road], but we then started to do a second story and a third,” he says. “We’ve written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters.”

Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 8 Clip

The Walking Dead doesn't return until February 12th but for now check out this clip from the next episode titled "Nebraska"!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dark Horse Announces FBC 2012 Books


Dark Horse rolls out the announcement of all four titles that will be featured in two different comics to be given away to thousands of fans on May 5, 2012.

First comes a special flip book featuring both Felicia Day’s gaming web series turned comic, The Guild, and Dark Horse’s best-selling comics continuation of Joss Whedon’s iconic television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Buffy has never needed a vacation as badly as she does now, with the world overrun with zompires and other fallout from Season 8. After an old friend suggests a relaxing getaway from all things that go bump in the night, it turns out to be harder than she could ever expect for a Slayer to get a day off!

Felicia Day, creator of The Guild, continues to bring on the funny with high jinks from her diverse group of gamers when the Guildies struggle to find a meeting place they can all agree on. A little in-game battle becomes the deciding factor, and the circle follows the decree of the winner:  the beach?!

Next up is one of the biggest flip books we’ve ever published, when Zack Whedon brings you tales of the coolest guy in the galaxy and the most charming rebel in the ’verse! That’s right; we’ve paired Star Wars with Joss Whedon’s Serenity!

Han Solo and Chewbacca have a falling-out after a deal with their slickest—and shadiest—customer goes bad. But when the client gets designs on the Millennium Falcon, Han and Chewie present a united front that can’t be beat!

Meanwhile, Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds is no stranger to jobs gone wrong himself. But when the chips are down, he’s able to rely on the amazing, odd, and diversely talented crew of Serenity.

Dark Horse Free Comic Book Day 2012: Four great stories for the price of, well, none!

Kirkman Talks Walking Dead's Mid-Season Finale & More

Last night's mid season finale of The Walking Dead was exhilarting, now The Hollywood Reporter talks to creator Robert Kirkman about the show.  

Spoilers ahead so be warned!

THR:Sophia (Madison Lintz) was in the barn the whole time! How come Hershel never mentioned it?
Robert Kirkman: I don't think that Hershel was ever doing a cataloging of the zombies. It was painful for him because his wife and son were also in the barn. It's not like he was actually hanging out in there or paying attention to all the walkers that were in there. He knew they were looking for a girl named Sophia but who knows what zombies were are in there and how often they'd been put in there. Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) was the one who was in charge and corralling them and putting them in there. So for all Hershel knew, Otis had put the Sophia zombie in there months ago.

THR: Was killing one of the comic's original characters an easy one?
Kirkman: When a good idea comes up, you have to go with it. Sophia is a character who is still alive in the comic book series and who has contributed quite a bit to the overall narrative and informed a lot of story lines for a lot of different characters. Having Carol (Melissa McBride) survive her daughter as opposed to the other way around as it is in the comics is going to lead to interesting but different stories. 

THR: Will the second half pick up immediately after the shooting or will it jump ahead?
Kirkman: We're not going to be doing any big time jumps. Whether we lose a day, hour or if it picks up the very minute after the scene, I wouldn't want to give away too early but there's not going to be any massive time jump this season.

THR: How will Sophia's death alter Carl's development?
Kirkman: One of the major story lines in the comics is Carl's (Chandler Riggs) dissention into a darker role; he's forced into adulthood to make terrible decisions. His character evolving over the course of the comic book series is really going to be accelerated by the absence of Sophia. That will remain largely in tact and be sped up. There's going to be more darkness creeping in to the series in the second half of the season. Now that the Sophia question has been answered, they're not going to have that hanging over their heads and that's not going to be bogging them down making them have to devote time to that.

THR: Rick told Shane about Lori's (Sarah Wayne Callies) pregnancy, but not that he was aware of their affair. How long will he keep that over him?
Kirkman: I want the show to get a reputation as one that doesn't hang on to things like that for long. We have a lot of story to tell on this series and we're not going to be dwelling too much. I'm very excited that we got around to revealing that Rick knew about the relationship. Stuff like that is going to bubble up to the surface in very interesting ways in the last half of the season.

THR: Any update on when/if we'll see the Governor or Michonne?
Kirkman: I can say only that we will see them eventually. We will see some new characters popping up as early as the [2012] premiere episode.

THR: Still unknown: What Jenner told Rick at the CDC. How much longer can you hold on to that?
Kirkman: It will be happening sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Images From Prometheus

Prometheus is the highly anticipated new science fiction film from Ridley Scott.  The film is a prequel to Scott's original Alien film.  We will all get to see what he has in store next summer, but in the mean time enjoy these new images scanned from the new issue of Entertainment Weekly

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Chuck Norris Endorses World Of Warcraft

News is slow this week due to the holiday this Thursday so why not a fun video.  you may have seen this commercial airing on TV but it's official, Chuck Norris endorses World Of Warcraft.  Comicpalooza has a huge gaming fan interest so why not share this with you all.  Remember Chuck doesn't play WoW with a keyboard, he stares at the screen and destroys the enemies with his mind!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nolan Says The Dark Knight Rises Takes Place 8 Years Later

Empire Magazine has a new feature story on The Dark Knight Rises, as well as multiple covers for the issue.  Christopher Nolan speaks for the first time in a while about when The Dark Knight Rises takes place and more!   "Our story picks up EIGHT years after The Dark Knight".  In terms of finishing our story and increasing its scope, we were trying to craft an epic.  It's really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne's story. We left him in a very precarious place. Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he's an older Bruce Wayne; he's not in a great state. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we are testing Batman both physically as well as mentally. Also, in terms of finishing the our story and increasing its scope, we were trying to craft epic so the physicality of the film became very important.   The Prologue is basically the first six, seven minutes of the film. Its the introduction to Bane and a taste of the rest of the film. With Bane we are looking to give Batman a physical challenge that he hasn't had before. He's a great sort of movie monster, but with an incredible brain, and that was a side of him that hand't been taped before. Because the stories from the comics are very epic and very evocative---very much in the way that Bruce Wayne's origin story is epic and evocative. We were looking to really parallel that with our choice of villain. So he's a worthy adversary. I felt that if I could get somebody as talented as Tom to agree to hide himself in the character I would get something very special. What I really feel with a great actor is every movement, every hand gesture, every step, has performance in it. Tom completely got it. It's an incredible challenge to remove motion of the face so that you can't put things across in the usual way, and you just have the eyes and a bit of the scalp and the arms and legs. What I knew is that from Tom I would get something where you get a total character and everything has incredible thought applied to it. And a lot of what he's doing is very counterintuitive. He has this incredible disjunct between the expressiveness of the voice and the stillness of the movement of his body. He's found a way to play a character who is enormous and powerful with a sort of calm to it, but also is able to incredibly fast at times. Unpredictable. He just has a raw threat to him that's extraordinary. It's a very powerful thing when you see it come together, beyond what I have ever imagined. That's what you get from working with great actors.  The world of Batman indeed the world of all graphic novels, deals with archetypes, and there's a very real sense in which the Joker is an extreme and an absolute. So when you're looking to continue the story, then you certainly don't want a watered-down version of a character you've already done. You want a different archetype. What Bane represents in the comics is the ultimate physical enemy."
"The world of Batman, indeed the world of all graphic novels, deals with archetypes," he says, "And there's a very real sense in which The Joker is an extreme and an absolute and Batman is an extreme and an absolute. So whe you're looking to continue the story - in this case finish Bruce Wayne and Batman's story, as we see it - then you certainly don't want a watered-down version of a character you've already done. You want a different archetype. What Bane represents in the comics is the ultimate physical villain."
     "It's really all about finishing Batman's and Bruce Wayne's story. We left him in a very precarious place at the end of The Dark Knight. His reputation in tatters, on the run. And I think perhaps surprisingly for some people, out story picks up quite a bit later. He's not in great state. He's frozen in time, he's hit a brick wall. Batman Begins was very much about the explaining the logic of the suit, and how it belonged in the shadows, in a position of stealth where he's able to intimidate people with it as his new entity. And then through The Dark Knight we would him out during the magic hour and we changed the suit accordingly so he withstood that kind of exposure. But also the character himself has the reputation now, so he;s able to expose himself more and still intimidate people. And with the third film we're pushing that further...but plenty of it takes place in the dark too."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Avengers Banners

These new Avengers character banners are appearing in theaters now!  The Avengers hits theaters May 2012!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Never Before Seen Batman Posters

The San Diego Reader is currently running a two part article by Jay Sanford called Famous Movie Poster Rejects You've Never Seen. The article features never before seen designs from the original 1989 Batman film, along with Supergirl, Howard The Duck, The Fly and more.  Some of the Batman designs, as seen to the left, are very cool, along with other interesting concepts for the other films!

Theatrical Trailer For Pixar's Brave

We had the amazing teaser trailer earlier this year, now comes the full theatrical trailer for Pixar's next animated film, BraveBrave hits theaters June 22, 2012.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DC Nation Teaser Trailer

DC Nation is a new block of DC programming coming to the Cartoon Network in 2012.  We now have our first look at it with this teaser trailer!

Toy Story: Small Fry Clip

Toy Story: Small Fry is the new short that will air in theaters in front of The Muppets.  It is the second of three planned Toy Story shorts, the first being "Hawaiian Vacation" which aired with Cars 2.  Here is a clip from the new Toy Story: Small Fry short.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Snow White & The Huntsman Trailer

This is the first I have talked about this film here.  It hits theaters in the Spring and stars Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.  The official synopsis is as follows: In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar(r) winner Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders. 

The Hunger Games Trailer

The Hunger Games is based on a series of popular books that I haven't read. The movie version hits in 2012 and looks pretty cool.  Here is the theatrical trailer for the film!

What Would Bradley Cooper Looked Like As The Crow?

The Crow reboot has been in development for the last couple of years.  Early this year it almost got off the ground with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo of 28 Days Later fame directing the film.  Bradley Cooper was to be the star.  They have both since left the project and the film now has no star or director and lies in development hell.  I've been pretty vocal on hoping this movie never exists, and as time goes it's looking more likely.  None the less, it's still neat to see what may have been.  Shock Till You Drop has gotten their hands on some concept art done by artist Diego Latorre of what Cooper may have looked like if the film had gotten made.  Check them out below!

Friday, November 11, 2011

First Look At Toy Story: Small Fry

Toy Story: Small Fry is a new animated short airing in front of The Muppets. USA Today has a few choice quotes from writer-director Angus MacLane, the man who previously created Pixar’s magical short, Presto, and the Wall-E spin-off, Burn-E. Here’s some of what he said: "It’s like the Prince and the Pauper tale for toys. Except one of them happens to be three inches tall. [Happy Meal] toys’ existence is about being really popular before the meal and then being totally forgotten about, and sometimes they don’t even get played with. There’s something funny about having the action hero have to deal with something very mundane like escaping from an awkward social situation."
     The seven minute toon features a host of regular voices, plus semi-legendary animation story guy, animator and director Teddy Newton as the mini-Buzz and Jane Lynch has a role too, though I think it be more fun to not tell you what it is.
     Small Fry is the second of three Toy Story Shorts in the first planned wave. The first of course aired in front of Cars 2, and no word yet on when the third one will appear.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

immortals Graphic Novel & App

Immortals hits theaters tomorrow, and along side it comes a tie in graphic novel, along with an app for IPad and IPhone. The app will be available tomorrow and the graphic novel should be in stores now.  Check out the cover below as well as video preview.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Movie Of The Week: Die Hard (1988)

 Welcome to a brand new  Movie Of The Week, a new weekly feature at the Blog!  How does this differ from Trailer Park, well one it is weekly and two I hope to get interaction from YOU, the Comicpalooza fans.  I want you to email me a pick for Movie Of The Week, and I will use them and post those picks as the weeks go by!  Email me your picks at!  Start thinking of your Movie Of The Week and send it to me!

Die Hard (1988)

Synopsis:  New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.

Released  July 15, 1988
Director:  John McTiernan
Domestic Box Office Gross:  $83Million
Running Time:  2 Hours 1 Minutes
Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, and Paul Gleason

Why You Should Watch It: Chances are you've seen it and with the announcement of A Good Day To Die Hard, the 5th film in the franchise, it's a good time to revisit the original classic.  This is the best film in the series and still holds up today with modern action films.  Plus Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman are awesome in this.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Green Lantern The Animated Series Press Release & Stills

Cartoon Network has issued a press release for the premier this Friday of Green Lantern The Animated Series, as well as a synopsis for the first two episodes airing during the one hour event!

Beware My Power…Green Lantern’s Light"

Airs Friday, November 11 7/6c on Cartoon Network

Based upon the DC Comics super hero, GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES follows Earth's Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, who is used to being in dangerous situations — but never anything like this! In the farthest reaches of deep space, Hal patrols the Guardian Frontier, where he must face down invasions from the evil Red Lantern Corps., who have sworn to destroy the Green Lanterns and everything they stand for. With ever-emerging galactic threats, Hal is soon joined by an all-new group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Space — and the Green Lantern Corps itself! 

     In the first part of the two-part series premiere episode, ace test pilot Hal Jordan (voiced by JOSH KEATON), who leads a secret life as Earth's guardian Green Lantern, is called back to Oa. Searching for the culprits behind a series of Green Lantern deaths in "Frontier Space", Hal and his gruff fellow Green Lantern Kilowog (voiced by KEVIN MICHAEL RICHARDSON) "commandeer" The Interceptor, a prototype spaceship powered by pure Green Lantern energy and an advanced artificial intelligence system that Hal names Aya (voiced by GREY DeLISLE). 

     In the second half of the two-part series premiere episode, Hal and Kilowog discover that a group of Red Lanterns, including the conflicted Razer (voiced by JASON SPISAK) and the vile Zilius Zox (voiced by TOM KENNY) have been targeting and eliminating Green Lanterns in Frontier Space. Along with the help from a surviving Frontier Space Green Lantern Shyir Rev (voiced by KURTWOOD SMITH), Hal and Kilowog must stop the Red Lantern leader Atrocitus (voiced by JONATHAN ADAMS) from destroying Shyir's home planet of Colony 12. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Inside The Walking Dead - The Well Walker

Last night's episode of The Walking Dead featured a gruesome walker inside the well, and now AMC gives us a look at what it took to bring the zombie to life!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The SKYisFALLing - James Bond Returns

MGM and EON Productions held the "Bond 23" Press Conference today in London, to officially announce that production begins next week, and the title of the film is Skyfall.  Daniel Craig returns as Bond and the film is being directed by Sam Mendes.  The official synopsis for the film is as follows: In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

One interesting thing to note is that this film will be a separate story so the Quantum organization has seemingly been put on hold or is "in hiding" for now.  If you remember Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace were parts of a planned trilogy.  So we will see where this new Bond adventure takes us.  Check out the official logo and video from the conference below.  The film hits theaters November 9, 2012.

Andy Serkis Returns To The Planet Of The Apes

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was one of the years biggest and best surprises.  The film was very well received by critics and audiences, and overall just one of the better films this year.  The sequel is finally beginning to be set in motion with director Rupert Wyatt will return and the studio has just inked a deal to bring back actor Andy Serkis to reprise his role as Cesar.  No word on a title or release date for the film, but most likely 2013 at the earliest.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Trailer For Underworld: Awakening

I'm not really sure why these movies have such a cult following, because really they are just ok.  But yet also popular enough to get another sequel made and it hits in January.  Behold the the theatrical trailer for Underworld: Awakening in 3D!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Batman Arkham City "Nightwing" Trailer

Batman Arkham City is freaking awesome.  The first DLC for the game hits in a few days with Nightwing being added to the mix, and here is the trailer!

Kirkman Talks Shane's Presence In The Walking Dead TV Series

Robert Kirkman, the creator and writer of The Walking Dead comic book series, recently sat down to talk about the differences in the television show and the comic book for a few moments with MTV. Mostly talking about Shane and his presence in the show.