Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blog Hiatus

As Comicpalooza moves into the last half of 2012 and gets ready for the 2013 convention, we will be relaunching our website in the coming weeks, which means relaunching the blog also.  As of today the blog is on a brief hiatus as we get ready for the relaunch.  Stay tuned for a brand new website and an even better blog as Comicpalooza continues into 2013 and thank you for your continued support.

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 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.