Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Full Trailer For The Avengers

The poster yesterday for The Avengers was kind of a mixed opinion.  This trailer on the other hand, is pretty damn cool.  Check it out.  Embedded below is the U.K. version of the trailer with the Avengers Assembled title.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Prometheus Viral Campaign Begins

The highly anticipated Ridley Scott film, Prometheus, is still a few months again, but a new viral campaign has heated up for the film.  This viral video shows actor Guy Pearce portraying Peter Weyland from the film.

New Poster For The Avengers; Trailer Tomorrow

A brand new poster for Marvel's The Avengers has made it's debut today, and earlier we premiered it on our Facebook Page.  While the poster is ok, it looks like a fancy photo shop job, which unfortunately so many posters now days are.  And why the hell does Iron Man, and Captain America not have their masks on?  Better yet, why is Cap in the background??  In Europe the film will be called Avengers Assemble and you can see that poster below as well.  The new trailer for the film is expected to debut tomorrow!

Monday, February 27, 2012

First Look At Earth-2 Batman

In a couple of days, the Comicpalooza Blog will launch our new comic book column.  DC Comics continues to make waves across the industry with the new 52, and the second wave begins soon.  Artist Jim Lee has given people a sneak peek at what the upcoming "Earth-2" Batman will look like with this amazing sketch. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Governor Cast In The Walking Dead

Rumors continue to float around about the introduction of fan favorite characters, Michonne and The Governor, being introduced into the television version of The Walking Dead.  All rumors lead to Michonne being introduced in the season 2 finale, but rest assured, we have to wait until season 3 for The Governor.  AMC has announced that actor David Morrisey will be playing fan favorite villain, The Governor, in season 3 of The Walking Dead.  Fans of the graphic novel know that The Governor is a central part of the series and they have been waiting patiently to see him in the television show.  The Walking Dead Season 3 begins production in April and should begin airing in October 2012 with a 16 episode season.

New Comics Column

A brand new comics column will be debuting next week...stay tuned!!

First Set Photos From Star Trek 2

MTV News has these first pictures from the set of Star Trek 2.  The first photo features actors Zachary Quinto as Spock and Benedict Cumberbach, who's role in the film is still secret!  Here is MTV's description of the photo: The two are locked in battle on top of what’s being described as “a Space Barge set”… Spock does his best to stop his foe using his famous Vulcan Death Grip, but the move fails; Cumberbatch’s character is able to overpower the grip and regain the upper hand in his struggle against the Star Fleet officer.  The second photo ffeatures Zoe Saldana as Uhura getting ready to take aim!  Star Trek 2 hits theaters in 2013.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Green Lantern The Animated Series Promo

Green Lantern The Animated Series returns on March 3rd, check out the new promo below!

Darth Maul Returns Trailer

Everyone has heard by now that Darth Maul is returning to the Star Wars universe in The Clone Wars animated series.  A new trailer has made it's debut as the finale of season 4 nears, and the return of Darth Maul is closing in.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Stills From The Avengers

Two new official stills from Marvel's The Avengers have been released, along with a third still of the Hulk that has shown up on the web.  The Avengers hits theaters in May!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

John Carter Mondo Poster

Mondo continues their series of amazing posters, this time for the upcoming Disney sci-fi epic, John Carter.  Take a look at this breath taking poster, and if you want one, you have to see the movie at participating IMAX theaters that are handing it out!

Monday, February 20, 2012

First Clip From The Amazing Spider-Man

It seems a bit early for clips from a film that is almost five months away, but here is a clip from the forthcoming The Amazing Spider-Man, which hits theaters July 3rd.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Updates Return Monday

Weekend returns Monday!!

The Walking Dead Video Game Screenshots & Video

Telltale Games has been working on a video game version of The Walking Dead for a while.  Finally some news has surfaced about the game.  The game is still on schedule for release this Spring and will be based on the comic book series, not the television show.  The official synopsis is as follows: Telling the story of a new group of survivors as they struggle to flee the horror of Atlanta and the surrounding communities consumed by the undead, The Walking Dead offers players the chance to experience the very first days of the apocalypse, meeting people and participating in events that intersect with the story seen in the comic books.

Also check below for a video journal from the games creators telling you even more what it is about.


First Look At The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have returned to comic books recently, and sometime this Fall they return to television in a new animated series for Nickelodeon.  Check out these screen shots below from Toy Fair 2012 for your first look!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Clip From Justice League: Doom

Warner Brothers has released this new clip from the upcoming animated feature, Justice League: Doom.

Transformers 4 Is On The Way

The Transformers films have made a ton of money at the box office, so it's no surprise that Transformers 4 is on the way, with a target release date of June 29, 2014.  The bigger news is that Michael Bay will return to direct, even though he had said he was done.  Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed this, along with saying that the film will not be a direct sequel, but a "reboot" of sorts.  Possibly simply a new story arc one would think.  There doesn't seem to be much to reboot with Transformers.  In the mean time Bay will direct Pain And Gain before beginning work on Transformers 4.

Monday, February 13, 2012

First Trailer For Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

So after a few posters, the first trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has arrived.  Judge for yourself.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Walking Dead Coming To Apple's iBooks

Robert Kirkman's critically acclaimed comic series The Walking Dead, is  the first Image Comic series to come to Apple's iBooks service.  All fifteen trade paperback volumes will be available, priced at $9.99 each, with Volume 1 being priced at $8.99.  The collections of The Walking Dead occupied more than half of the top 25 slots in Diamond Comics’ list of top-selling graphic novels of 2011. The debut of Image Comics’ best-selling title on iBooks is part of the publisher’s overall commitment to releasing their creator-owned properties in a variety of media. Besides being sold in retail stores, individual issues of Image comics are available on multiple electronic platforms.

The publisher expects to release more titles on iBooks in the coming weeks, beginning with John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Eisner-winning New York Times bestselling series Chew.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Smallville Season 11 Comes To Comics

It was reported a few months back that Smallville would continue in novel form with an "11th Season".  It appears now that it will actually be done in comics.  Bryan Q Miller is still on to write the further adventures of Clark Kent as Superman, based on the television show that ran for 10 seasons, but they will be digital weekly comics, then collected once a month in printed form.  Art will be provided by Pere Perez, with digital covers by Cat Staggs.  No word on exactly when this will begin, but expect it very soon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man Swings In With A New Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man has a brand new trailer for the 3D film which hits theaters July 3rd.  Swing away!

Monday, February 6, 2012

"We Have A Hulk" - The Avengers Super Bowl Comercial

Here is the awesome extended Super Bowl spot for The Avengers.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trailer Park: Total Recall (1990)



Trailer Park returns!  It's revamped! It's wicked cool!  It's the place to see a classic trailer and film posters from the movies that you love!  From the movies that make us geeks and Comicpalooza fans!  The movies that define the times and make us amazed, astonished, and shed a tear from time to time!  It's the Trailer Park!!!! Enter if you dare! Enter if you want to be thrilled!  Enter because you know you want to!

This month in Trailer Park we have Total Recall.  For some reason they are remaking this film.  Why?  It's beyond me, but maybe it's because Hollywood is remaking everything lately!  But the original film is a modern science fiction classic.

The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and is directed by Paul Verhoeven.   Verhoeven had also directed the classic Robocop a few years earlier.  Total Recall also starred a then unknown Sharon Stone, and Michael "I'm a bad ass" Ironside.    Here is the synopsis from Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a roller coaster ride until the massive end of the movie

And what a roller coaster ride it is.  Full of gratuitous violence, women with 3 breasts, and all sorts of other strange and weird characters, Total Recall is science fiction fun!  Watch the exciting trailer below and look for the pointless remake later this year!

The Thrilling Teaser Trailer!

The Amazing Theatrical Trailer!

The Crow Remake Has A New Writer & Director

The off again on again remake of The Crow now has another writer and director.  This time writing duties go to Jesse Wigutow and directing duties go to F. Javier Gutierrez.  Neither of these guys are known for much.  I still stand that I hope this project dies and never sees the light of day.  I shall keep you posted.

New Trailer For The Hunger Games

The highly anticipated film adaption of The Hunger Games has a new trailer thanks to Yahoo, and you can watch it right here

Riddick Officially Begins Production

Universal has officially announced that principal photography has begun on Riddick.  The follow up to The Chronicles Of Riddick, is directed by David Twohy.  Twohy directed Chronicles, as well as the original Riddick film, Pitch Black.  The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.  Riddick is due in theaters later this year.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Watchmen Prequel Comics Are Coming

A month or so ago art leaked out showcasing characters from Watchmen, in what was said to be an upcoming prequel series of comics.  Now today, all has been revealed through the Hollywood Reporter.

     "It's our responsibility as publishers to find new ways to keep all of our characters relevant," said DC Entertainment co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee in a statement. "After twenty five years, the Watchmen are classic characters whose time has come for new stories to be told.
      Created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the prequels have given the blessing of Gibbons, who says, "The original series of Watchmen is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell. However, I appreciate DC's reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire." 

Straczynski, who will write the Nite Owl and Dr. Manhattan miniseries, sat down for an interview with THR, an excerpt of which follows.

Heat Vision: How did you become involved with Before Watchmen?

J. Michael Straczynski: The short answer is: I was asked. The long answer: Ever since Dan DiDio was handed the reins (along with Jim Lee) over at DC, he's been making bold, innovative moves that might have scared the hell out of anyone else. At a time in the industry when big events tend to be “Okay, we had Team A fight Team B last year, so this year we’re gonna have Team B fight team C!” Dan has chosen to revitalize lines, reinvent worlds and come at Watchmen head-on. It was, I think, about two years ago that he first mentioned that he was considering the idea, and he’s to be commended for fighting to make this happen.

HV: Was there any trepidation on your end to be part of this?

JMS: Anyone who sets foot into the Watchmen universe and isn’t just a little nervous should be given a few days of electroshock therapy. I’ve always considered Watchmen to be one of the best graphic novels ever written, and when it came out back in 1986 I was as blown away as everyone else. Just masterful.

The thing is, though, writers are always being asked to play in amazing universes created by other people, and you can’t let that scare you. If Darren Aronofsky can plan for a Noah’s Ark movie, Steven Spielberg can consider tackling the story of Moses, and Mel Gibson can do another Bible movie, I think it’s safe to say that the Watchmen universe is fair game, provided that you approach the work with clean hands and good intent.

HV: How do you think this will be judged and accepted considering 1) Alan Moore's stance against continuing the Watchmen universe, and 2) the sacred hold Watchmen has on readers?

JMS: The perception that these characters shouldn’t be touched by anyone other than Alan is both absolutely understandable and deeply flawed. As good as these characters are – and they are very good indeed – one could make the argument, based on durability and recognition, that Superman is the greatest comics character ever created. But I don’t hear Alan or anyone else suggesting that no one other than Shuster and Siegel should have been allowed to write Superman. Certainly Alan himself did this when he was brought on to write Swamp Thing, a seminal comics character created by Len Wein.

Leaving aside the fact that the Watchmen characters were variations on pre-existing characters created for the Charleton Comics universe, it should be pointed out that Alan has spent most of the last decade writing very good stories about characters created by other writers, including Alice (from Alice in Wonderland), Dorothy (from Wizard of normal">Oz), Wendy (from Peter Pan), as well as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Jeyll and Hyde, and Professor Moriarty (used in the successful League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). I think one loses a little of the moral high ground to say, “I can write characters created by Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle and Frank Baum, but it’s wrong for anyone else to write my characters.”

The whole point of having great characters is the opportunity to explore them more deeply with time, re-interpreting them for each new age. That DC allowed these characters to sit on a shelf for over two decades as a show of respect is salutary, but there comes a time when good characters have to re-enter the world to teach us something about ourselves in the present.

HV: Why do a prequel and not a sequel?

JMS: Alan spends a lot of time in the original Watchmen teasing out details of the history of our characters before the time in which the graphic novel is set. In so doing, he gave us an excellent road map that would let us hew more truly to the characters than by telling a story that takes place after those events. The first time all of us got together in New York to solidify the storyline, we each had copies of Watchmen in hand and whenever a question was raised about what happened to whom and when, we’d flip through looking for the slightest clue. I joked at the time that it looked a lot like Saturday afternoon Bible Study.



RORSCHACH (4 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: Lee Bermejo
MINUTEMEN (6 issues) – Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke
COMEDIAN (6 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: J.G. Jones
DR. MANHATTAN (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Adam Hughes
NITE OWL (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artists: Andy and Joe Kubert
OZYMANDIAS (6 issues) – Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Jae Lee
SILK SPECTRE (4 issues) – Writer: Darwyn Cooke. Artist: Amanda Conner

Each week, a new issue will be released, and will feature a two-page back-up story called CURSE OF THE CRIMSON CORSAIR, written by original series editor Len Wein and with art by original series colorist John Higgins. There will also be a single issue, BEFORE WATCHMEN: EPILOGUE, featuring the work of various writers and artists, and a CRIMSON CORSAIR story by Wein and Higgins.