Archive for January, 2012
‘Stretch Armstrong’ Gets New Release Date, Loses Taylor Lautner
January 30th, 2012 at 10:00 pm | |
Is ‘Chronicle’ Helmer Josh Trank Really Up For ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot?
You win some, and you lose some.
According to Deadline, following the failure that was Abduction, not only has star Taylor Lautner been jettisoned from the long-talked-about Stretch Armstrong film, but Universal as a studio has left as well. However, they haven’t lost everything yet. Relativity has come in to sweep up the pieces, and will be releasing the film on April 11, 2014 [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 9:00 pm | |
Captain Marvel Officially Becomes ‘Shazam’ In DC Comics
If so, that apparently would be news to him.
A while back, rumor had it that following screenings of his new film, the found footage-ish superhero film, Chronicle, Fox tapped director Josh Trank to be the number one contender for the directorial gig currently up for grabs behind the long talked about Fantastic Four reboot. [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 8:00 pm | |
Geoff Johns and DC Comics have announced that the legendary boy turned hero Captain Marvel will officially have his name changed to Shazam.
Captain Marvel has been a staple in the history and continuity of DC Comics for decades, but has also been a hot topic of debate both inside and outside the comics fandom. There’s been massive amounts of legal issues with Marvel Comics over the name as well, due to Marvel holding intellectual property over the name as a title for a comic book. So, the comics in which he appears have traditionally been under some sort of variation of Shazam, and the phrase was used for young Billy Batson to turn into the all powerful magic hero. But legal problems aren’t also the only problem with Captain Marvel as the non-comics reading public misunderstands the character’s actual name, as the majority are convinced that the character has always been known as Shazam, partially as a result of the 1974 television series [...]
Watch The First Teaser Trailer For ‘True Blood’ Season 5
January 30th, 2012 at 7:00 pm | |
Matthew Vaughn Returning For ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel
While we have to wait until the Summer to get more True Blood, HBO has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming fifth season of the series.
Watch the teaser trailer, titled “Buried,” here below.
“Buried” is just over 30 seconds, and while the teaser doesn’t show any scenes or characters, it does hint at someone returning from underground. You guys all know who that is, right? [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 6:00 pm | |
Get An Early Look At ‘Avengers Vs X-Men #0′
Talk about a way to start a week.
Deadline is reporting that Matthew Vaughn will indeed be back to helm the upcoming sequel to his fantastic film, X-Men: First Class.
The sequel doesn’t have a start date as of the writing of this post, but frankly, the anticipation couldn’t get much higher. The cast and crew seem to be stuck within their rightly busy schedules (names like Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence don’t have much free time after all), so a 2013 start seems likely, but at this point, nothing is certain [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 5:00 pm | |
Oni Press Unveils New Logo
Avengers Vs X-Men is Marvel’s big event for the summer and it all starts in March with issue #0. This issue apparently moves all of the pieces into place for the epic showdown that is to come. More specifically this issue establishes the importance of the Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers to the greater story. Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, and Frank Cho team up to bring this issue to life.
Marvel is still being pretty cagey about more story details, but we do have a couple of images from the comic here below. Avengers Vs X-Men #0 hits store shelves and the Marvel Comics App in March [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm | |
Contest: ‘The Woman In Black’ Poster Signed By Daniel Radcliffe
Independent comic book publishing company Oni Press is following suit in this season’s redesigns when they unveiled a brand new logo on Thursday that will soon be on all upcoming releases.
For the first time since the company’s first appearance on the comic book scene in 1997, Oni Press has announced that it’s time for a change. The company has evolved, and they’re simply not the same company that they were when they debuted. And I have to agree [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm | |
The Woman In Black, which sees Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe make the jump from Hogwarts to a remote village where a vengeful ghost is terrorizing the locals, opens in theaters on February 3, 2012. In conjunction with the release, we here at Geeks of Doom have a Woman In Black poster signed by Daniel Radcliffe to give away to one very lucky reader!
One (1) winner will receive:
- The Woman In Black poster signed by Daniel Radcliffe
SYNOPSIS: Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost… and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance [...]
Book Review: Zombies Vs. Robots: Pammi Shaw: Creator Of Gods and Also Blogger
January 30th, 2012 at 1:00 pm | |
‘The Blind Side’ Director To Helm John Grisham’s ‘The Partner’
Zombies vs. Robots: Pammi Shaw: Creator of Gods and Also Blogger
By Brea Grant
Release Date: January 18, 2012
The Zombies Vs. Robots comics were one of the first big hits for IDW Publishing. Naturally, they continued the story with mores miniseries with Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons, and then Zombies vs. Robots Aventure and ZvR: UnderCity. In UnderCity, the character of Pammi Shaw is introduced. She is also the “author” of the blog entries that comprise this short story, Zombies vs. Robots: Pammi Shaw: Creator of Gods and Also Blogger [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 12:00 pm | |
Joe Carnahan Going From ‘The Grey’ To ‘Death Wish’?
Shockingly, since the breakout success of The Blind Side, we haven’t heard much of anything from the film’s director, John Lee Hancock. That is, until now.
Deadline is reporting that Hancock will write and direct an upcoming adaptation of the John Grisham novel, The Partner [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 11:01 am | |
Watch The Full Trailer For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 2
Talk about having a great week.
With a box office-topping film under his belt in The Grey director Joe Carnahan has nabbed himself not only a new gig, but one that should leave film geeks waiting rather anxiously.
24 Frames is reporting that Carnahan has been tapped by MGM and Paramount to write and direct the upcoming Death Wish remake. The Charles Bronson classic followed the story of an architect who “morphs into an assassin after his wife and daughter are brutally attacked. Bronson’s character then undertakes a one-man mission to hurt and kill a host of criminals on the streets of New York.” [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am | |
Digital Rental Deal: ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ For $.99
Despite the debut of what, for all intents and purposes, is the television event of the winter, during their Michael Mann/David Milch-backed drama Luck, the world appears transfixed on a new full-length trailer for HBO’s big franchise, Game Of Thrones, and its impending second season.
The minute-long spot comes in preparation of the show’s April 1 return, and I must say, it looks rather good. Watch the full trailer here below [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 8:50 am | |
Geek Gear: Star Wars/Top Gun ‘Top Empire’ Shirt
The digital rental deal of the day over at Amazon today is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for only $.99.
This deal is valid only for today, Monday, January 30, 2012, until 11:59pm PST. Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Instant Video on demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 48 hours. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital version, the cost is $14.99.
Also, if you’d like to own a physical copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is available for 19.99, while the DVD is $17.23. There’s also a 5-disc 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for $27.49 [...]
January 30th, 2012 at 8:24 am | |
Comics Of Doom: Episode 110: The DC Relaunch Gets A New Wave
The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is the Star Wars-themed shirt with a nod to Top Gun called “Top Empire” by famousafterdeath.
The sale at RIPT began today, Monday, January 30, 2012, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore [...]
January 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm | |
Hello all and welcome back to Comics of Doom, your home for all the latest and greatest in comic book news and reviews! On this week’s episode, co-host Chris McDavid makes his triumphant return as the boys talk about their opinions on all the latest news in the world of comics. Joining them this week is friend of the show Chris Eaton, who gives his thoughts on the quality and effectiveness that the recent DC Relaunch has on the lapsed comic book reader.
But wait, there’s more! The guys also give their thoughts on Rachel Rising, Key of Z, Justice League Dark, and the Wolverine and The X-Men animated series. So, make sure to press play and experience the Comics of Doom podcast! [...]