Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Trailer

The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is the next animated movie from DC Universe, adapting the mega popular Frank Miller novel of the same name into two parts.   Peter Weller is voicing Batman, and the first part of the film hits this fall and looks pretty bad ass!

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The Avengers "A New Threat" Blu-Ray Clip

The promotion for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of The Avengers is in full swing, and here is the mid-credits scene featuring a well known Marvel villain that may be setting up future films!

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Hobbit Is Now Three FIlms

Peter Jackson released this statement today announcing that The Hobbit will become three films.   The newly added third film is due in 2014.

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, ”a tale that grew in the telling.”


Peter J.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

5 Minute Trailer For Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is a new film from Andy & Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer.  It's based on the novel by David Mitchell, and this almost 6 minute long international trailer for the film is quite breath taking.  Sit back and enjoy this one.

Lady Gaga Is In Machete Kills

Lady Gaga is in Machete Kills.  Yep you read that right.  Robert Rodriguez just tweeted the following: "I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills," Rodriguez tweeted, "she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!"  He even included a teaser image of the character she will play.  Machete Kills hits theaters in 2013.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Hobbit Trilogy?

At Comic-Con a rumor was swirling that Warner Brothers was going to turn Peter Jackson's two film adaption of The Hobbit into three films.  Peter Jackson shot down the idea and said it was more likely that they would include additional footage on the extended editions of the films on home video.  Now it seems though they may really be considering a third film.  Apparently Jackson has shot enough film for almost three movies.  Almost means that some additional shooting would be required next spring in order to fill in what footage is needed to turn the two films into three.  It's likely this will happen because Warner Brothers won't turn down the opportunity to make even more money now would they?!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Wolverine Set Pics

It's a very slow news day, but here's some pics from the set of The Wolverine which begins filming soon, one that includes some concept art up on a board!  The Wolverine hits theaters next year!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Man Of Steel Teaser Trailer

Yahoo has brought us the debut of the teaser trailer for Man Of Steel.  Kevin Costner, who plays Jonathan Kent, narrates the trailer.  In some versions of the trailer Russel Crowe, who plays Jo-El, Superman's Kryptonian Father does the narration.  The words each speak are this:

Jonathan Kent: You're not just anyone. One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, is going to change the world.

Jor-El: You will give the people an ideal to strive towards.  They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14, 2013.

Friday, July 20, 2012


The entire Comicpalooza Staff would like to express their condolences today to the families affected by the awful tragedy in Colorado.  No words can truly express the sadness felt today by so many because one individuals actions took away so much from so many.  They were fans just like us.  Mother's and Fathers that were super heroes to their own children.  Sons and Daughters.....all just wanting to be entertained.  We will never forget. Artwork From Tracy Hickman, author of Wayne Of Gotham

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Walking Dead #100 Gets A Second Print

The first print run of The Walking Dead #100 was around 380,000 copies and it wasn't enough.  It sold out becoming the best selling single issue comic since The Darkness #11 back in 1997.  The book is going to second print with an all new cover as seen here!

Batman The Animated Series "Rises" Promo

The Hub is having a Batman The Animated Series marathon this Friday and they have released this awesome new trailer in the style of  The Dark Knight Rises.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oz The Great & Powerful Teaser Trailer

Here is the first trailer for Disney's Oz The Great And Powerful.  The film is directed by Sam Raimi and is a prequel to the original Wizard Of Oz.

The Dark Knight Rises: "Say Goodbye To Batman"

Yahoo Movies is featuring a new featurette titled "Goodbye To Batman" as we are just a few days away from The Dark Knight Rises.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Young Justice & Green Lantern Footage From The New Seasons

Cartoon Network and DC Nation have released the footage shown from the new seasons of Young Justice and Green Lantern The Animated Series at Comic-Con.  Both shows return this Fall with new episodes.

Jessica Biel Cast In The Wolverine

Filming on The Wolverine is about to begin and Jessica Biel has been cast as The Viper.  The Viper in Marvel Comics stories tried to murder Logan's fiance Mariko Yashida. She then eventually blackmailed Wolverine into marrying her so that she could cement her control of a criminal organization. She and Wolverine did divorce eventually.  The Wolverine is due in theaters in 2013.

Thomas Jane Returns As The Punisher (For A Short Film At Least)

Let's face it, none of The Punisher films have been that good, but Thomas Jane was easily the best actor in the role.  Now he has returned to the role in a short "fan" film that he put together and showed at Comic-Con along with Ron Perlman titled "Dirty Laundry".

"I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in - a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It's been a blast to be a part of from start to finish -- we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it." -- Thomas Jane

Enjoy the film below and let's hope that when Marvel does make another Punisher film that they bring him back for the role. 

The film is fairly violent so beware to our younger readers.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Del Toro Inspired To Make Hellboy 3

A story broke last week in which a six-year old who is battling leukemia made a request for his Make-A-Wish that Hellboy come and visit him. The boy was a huge fan of the films and Perlman donned the costume once again and made a very sick child quite happy. That boys wish came true, but it also had another effect. Guillermo del Toro, director of the first two Hellboy films, says the event was also a factor in helping to bring himself and Perlman together on making a third Hellboy. “I’ve encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies,” said del Toro, “but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot.” The director wants everyone to know that he hasn’t yet approached Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on the idea of a Hellboy III, and no studio is signed on yet. However, he says, “We’re going to make an effort to do it. I hope it happens.”

The Entire 10th Anniversary Firefly Panel

Thanks to TFAW.com comes the entire Firefly panel from Comic-Con.

Free Arrow Tie-In Comic

DC Comics and The CW gave away a promotional tie-in comic to the upcoming television show Arrow at Comic-Con.  Now anyone can get the book for free through Comixology.  Just visit Comixology online or your smartphone and create an account if you don't have one already and download the free comic.  Arrow will be on The CW this Fall.

Man Of Steel Teaser Poster

The first poster for Man Of Steel is here.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 3 Trailer

The Walking Dead Season 3 will premiere on October 14, 2012 on AMC and here is the first trailer for the new season from Comic-Con!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Robocop Teaser Poster

We still have no official glimpse at Robocop himself, but we have a teaser poster for the upcoming remake that hits theaters in 2013!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Browncoats Unite: Firefly 10 Year Anniversary Special

      Comicpalooza fans there are a fair share of Firefly fans and now the cast is reuniting.  Not for a new series or movie though we can wish but a anniversary special at least.  At Comic-Con this weekend the cast is reuniting for a 10 year anniversary panel put together by the Science Channel and now there's more.  On November 11th fans can join the crew of the Serenity once more as the channel will air a marathon of the entire Firefly series followed by the premiere of Browncoats Unite.  The hour-long special will feature exclusive footage from the Comic-Com panel featuring series creator Joss Whedon, stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, show runner Tim Minear, and writer Jose Molina, as well as a behind-the-scenes roundtable facilitated by Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen. Browncoats Unite will unearth defining memories from both sides of the camera and feature first-person accounts from the individuals who made the franchise a modern classic.
     "Firefly is a landmark work of science fiction and a favorite with our viewers. Ever since it premiered on Science, fans have asked us to do something special to mark its 10-year anniversary," said Debbie Myers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Science. "With this

signature celebration, punctuated by Browncoats Unite, we will connect the minds behind this classic franchise with its legions of passionate fans."

Dark Knight Rises "Journey" Trailer

XFinity has an exclusive new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, showing the journey leading to the conclusion of the trilogy!

Guy Gardner Coming To Green Lantern The Animated Series

      The first season of Green Lantern The Animated Series saw Hal Jordan taking on the Red Lanterns and eventually defeating them and saving the universe.  Things won't get any easier in season 2 for Hal. Hal Jordan will find Earth a different place. After defeating the Red Lantern Corps. in the far reaches of space Hal looks to be in a good place but not so fast warns producer Jim Krieg. He warns "not to get too comfortable with the happiness Hal is feeling in his heart, because we're just gonna mess up his life again." 
     Hal's life takes a turn for the worst when he finds that while he's been out in space a new Green Lantern for Sector 2814 has been found in Guy Gardner, a character probably most famous for a run-in with Batman. "He's like Hal Jordan cranked to Level 10," said producer Giancarlo Volpe. "He's that much cockier, more brash and a womanizer."
      Guy Gardner will be voiced by Diedrich Bader of Batman: The Brave and the Bold fame. But Hal's troubles don't end with Guy, the second season's big baddie will be the Anti-Monitor which will reportedly cause Hal to go on a recruiting campaign for more allies.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Assassin's Creed The Movie Is Coming

Prometheus star Michael Fassbender's production company DMC Film have begun to develop a script based on the popular video game Assassin's Creed.  Fassbender is also expected to star in the film.   No time table for which the movie will be released or which game in the series it will be based on is known yet.  Assassin's Creed is the story of a bartender called Desmond Miles who is kidnapped by a shady corporation and forced to relive the memories of his 12th century ancestor, Ataïr Ibn-La’Ahad. Ataïr was an Assassin who happily stabbed his way to the truth with a big sword and a cool hood, using the unstoppable power of R-trigger+.

First Still From Elysium

Elysium is the follow-up film from director Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame.  The film stars Matt Damon and the official synopsis is as follows: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy "Coordinators," people who can afford bio-genetical engineering, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, built by the Armadyne Corporation, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky ex-con Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises 13-Minute Featurette

This brand new featurette has been released by Warner Brothers showing some new footage and lots of behind the scenes looks at The Dark Knight Rises.

Robocop Begins Its Viral Campaign

The Robocop remake/reboot has just barely begun production but a viral website and video have already showed up online.  Get your first glimpse of the new version of ED-209 and Robocop himself by clicking here!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Banner

This huge banner has been released for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  Click on it for a higher resolution so that you can see all the fantastic imagery on this one, including the first look at the character Beorn!

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Walking Dead Game On The Way

Even though TellTale Games will continue to publish episodes of The Walking Dead centered around Lee Everett, Activision will publish a first-person action video game focusing around famous brothers Merle and Daryl Dixon. The game will explore what happened before meeting up with the survivors in Atlanta. Being developed by Terminal Reality, the game is being described as a “haunting, unforgiving quest to make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta.” Players will have the much-awaited opportunity to control Daryl Dixon as they avoid detection from walkers that use scent, sound and sight to spot you while successfully trying to make your way to Atlanta. The players will have a lot of control as they can decide whether or not to fight the zombies and waste possible ammunition, or just simply sneak by them. In the game, players will have to carefully manage food and ammunition during the trip to Atlanta. This sounds a lot like zombie-epic video game Dead Island. Much like TellTale Games' The Walking Dead, you will encounter "a slew of characters". Should you trust these characters? Should you take them with you for the ride? That is completely up to you. Click this link to check out the official site. The Walking Dead will release in 2013 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

New Details For The Walking Dead Season 3

     The highly anticipated 3rd season of The Walking Dead hits television screens this October and Entertainment Weekly has new details on the show!  The entire landscape has fallen to zombies,” says Mazzara of the start of season 3. “The entire world has collapsed, the apocalypse has taken over, the zombies have taken over, there’s no safe place. And I think in the past our characters thought they could find some safe harbor, and now there’s just no good hiding place at all.”
Wow. That sounds like a major bummer. Will a certain prison turn into their salvation? And what can we expect of the katana-sword wielding Michonne? “Just like in the comic books, she is a badass and she hates the walkers more than anything else,” Mazzara says. “She treats them with contempt. What’s interesting about the version of this character is she has a lot of trouble fitting into human society. She’s probably better off staying out there alone with the walkers. She’ll be very interesting and a complicated character to bring into the fold, if we even do that. She gives us a lot to play with.”    
     As for The Governor, the suave David Morrissey may seem like an odd choice to play the rough and tumble villain, but Mazzara is confident the British actor can deliver the goods. “David is an incredibly talented actor with a lot of magnetism,” says Mazzara, “and we need somebody who can serve as the foundation, the pillar, for an entire storyline, an entire world of Woodbury. David has the strength to do that. I also think that David’s approach to the character was spot on. He understands that this is an interesting, complex, multilayered, dark figure, and he’s very interested in playing that.”

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mad Max: Fury Road Set Pics

Finally, Mad Max: Fury Road has began filming.  One of the most anticipated sequels of the last few years (or last two decades perhaps) is finally on set and being filmed.  Not much is known about the film except that Tom Hardy will take over the role made famous by Mel Gibson in three films in the late 70's and into the 80's.  Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters next year and enjoy these set pics that popped up on the net from an unknown source and see if you can spot Tom Hardy sporting quite the bushy beard!

New Dark Knight Rises Poster Features Bane

A new poster for The Dark Knight Rises has been unlocked via thefirerises.com this time featuring Bane.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Marvel NOW! Is Coming

Word has been trickling out about the Marvel universe but now it's official.  Entertainment Weekly has everything you need to know about Marvel's new relaunch coming this Fall in an article found right here.
     The relaunch will branch out of the conclusion of X-Men Vs. The Avengers and here is what Marvel Editor-In-Chief Alex Alonso had to say, “It’s not hype when we say that AvX is the culmination of a lot of stories we’ve done over the last several years.  Characters are redeemed or not. Characters are changed. The X-Men and the Avengers are both repositioned for the future. What better time to shake things up? “
     The relaunch will also be handled differently than DC's New 52 last year with a more gradual roll out..  “I feel that it’s a much more humane approach for retailers and fans to tell them: ‘Look. In the months of October through February, every week you can go into a comic book store and find a few new jumping-on points for the Marvel Universe, a place you’re going to like visiting. Or revisiting. This ain’t a reboot. It’s a new beginning.”  For more on the event read the full article at here!

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Stills From The Walking Dead Season 3

The Walking Dead Season 3 is in production now and Entertainment Weekly has these awesome two new stills from the new season give us our first look at the prison!  The Walking Dead returns in October!