Monday, January 31, 2011

More Cap Pics

Empire magazine decided to put Chris Evans in his Captain America uniform on the cover of the upcoming Empire cover. Here it is:

Inside, there's also a little better look at the whole thing with the helmet too.

I like it. It looks retro enough to fit WWII, yet cool enough to fit the superhero genre. What do you think?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Superman Has Been Cast, and Another Batman Casting Rumor

For some strange reason, Warner Bros. decided to announce the casting of the new Superman (for the Superman reboot directed by Zack Snyder) on a Sunday. Honestly, I'm fairly sure the suits at Warner Bros. really have no idea how much of a gold mine they have with the DC Comics characters they are sitting on, and this is the reason they either don't promote the franchise well, or hire crappy people to make/star in their movies (Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, etc.). Anyway, here he is, Henry Cavill:

In other (and more interesting) news, rumors are going around that Robin Williams may be playing Dr. Hugo Strange in the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises". That would be interesting given that just last week we had the casting of Bane (Tom Hardy) and Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), meaning that Selina Kyle definitely would not be her Catwoman persona if Nolan goes the two villain route again. 

There you have it, kids. A weekend's worth of Warner Bros. news, because as I said before Warner Bros. doesn't know the worth of their superhero properties. If they did, they would be marketing them a whole lot better just like Marvel does with their properties.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Cast For Smallville

Yes, you read that right. In the Geoff Johns-directed episode titled "Booster", Booster Gold and Blue Beetle will be making their appearance. So who are these guys you may be asking yourself (if you're not too familiar with the DC universe)? Well...

Booster Gold:

Booster Gold is a guy from the future who comes to the past (now) to be a hero and become wealthy. Yes, he really is a superhero with the Justice League, it's just that he's mainly used as comedic relief.

Blue Beetle:

Blue Beetle, is a teenager that gets alien technology bonded to him that can do all kind of cool things. Jaime Reyes is the second Blue Beetle, the first being Ted Kord (who will also make an appearance in the episode) who was kind of like Batman, only with a Beetle fixation instead of Bats. 

So who's playing who? Cast as Booster is "Days of Our Lives" actor Eric Martsolf.

Blue Beetle is being played by Jaren Brandt Bartlett.

And finally, Ted Kord is being played by Sebastian Spence.

There you have it, kids. It looks like Smallville is trying to introduce as many DC characters as possible (excluding GL, WW, and Bats) before they close up shop. Maybe they'll even have a cameo from Plastic Man (I can only hope) before they go.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Woman Sues Mall For Her Own Dumb-Assedy (or..Why I Will Always Have Job Security in the Safety Industry)

Stop me if you've heard this one before; a 49 year old woman is texting and walking in a fairly empty mall when she falls head first into the mall fountain. Here's the security video:

Now this lady wants to sue the mall (where she works, btw), because no one came to her aid. As you can clearly see in the two different angles the only person from the mall nearby is a janitor, and even he doesn't see Dumbass fall into the fountain because his back is turned. Also, you can see her lift her leg up as if to climb into the fountain before she trips and falls in. Meaning, that all this is her own fault.

You can't make out what she looks like from the grainy and blurred video, and her name wasn't known at the time of the video posting, so how can this be a personal attack on her? Frankly, this is the reason why the safety industry has a boon of jobs right now. People that are a danger to themselves and others, and who need to be protected from themselves and have others protected from them. 

I hope the judge for this case not only throws this case out of court, but fines this woman severely for wasting judicial resources and time with such a frivolous case. Furthermore, I hope cases like this require the party of such moronic actions to have to undergo psychological examination to ensure if said person should be allowed to operate a motor vehicle let alone walk unsupervised.  

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Catwoman and Bane Officially Cast in New Batman Movie

Warner Bros. has released official word that two people have been cast in Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. Cast as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) is Anne Hathaway, and cast as Bane is Tom Hardy.

There you have it. Oh, and you can see the announcement here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Comic Books Are the New "It" Girl For Big-Name Hollywood Directors

After reading my title you're probably saying to yourself, 'Duh! Comic books have been "in" for quite a while now, dummy.' Well, you're half right. Yes, there have been a prolific amount of movies based on comic books that have come out lately, BUT we have never had this many comic book movies being directed by award-winning/critically acclaimed directors before. Usually you'll get your bottom feeders like Louis LeTerrier or that Czech MMA fighter lady that directed Punisher War Zone that are directing comic book movies, but lately we've had people like Kenneth Branaugh attracted to directing comic book franchises. 

Do you realize that three out of the five nominees for the Director's Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in the year 2010, are directing comic book movies this year? That list is Christopher Nolan working on The Dark Knight Rises; Darren Aronofsky working on The Wolverine; and now David O. Russell working on 2 Guns. So what exactly does this mean? 

Does it mean that comic book movies are finally being looked at as legitimate literature and source material? Well, yes and no. Part of it is people jumping on the "what's hot now" bandwagon, while the other part is people realizing that there are viable stories out there that are fun, exciting, and different. The different part is where you'll attract the curiosity of a quality director like Branaugh, Nolan and Aronofsky. While the "what's hot now" bandwagon are going to be populated with your David O. Russell's and Matthew Vaughn's. 

Hopefully comic book movies keep attracting quality people to work on them and who actually respect the work and characters that have entertained countless people for generations. Because if you respect the medium, and do it right, people will respect you even more.

Monday, January 10, 2011

If You're Over 30, This Will Make You Laugh, Cry, And Feel Old All At The Same Time

Also, it just goes to prove that European children have too much new school equipment.

Seriously, a U.S. kid in public school is still using some of this very same equipment today. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Once Seen, It Cannot Be Unseen

Don't say that I didn't warn you, but some freak has gone and created sexy Star Wars pinups. Why? Honestly, I've given up trying to figure out the whys and what-fores of mankind. So click on the link at your peril. I will leave you with a sample:

Enjoy.....just not too much, okay?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

You're 49 Years Old and Decide to Get Your First Tattoo of....

.....Twilight characters. Not only that, but you decide that a small tattoo just won't do it for you. No no, you need  a tat that will cover your entire back. 

Wow. I know that us comic book geeks get weird tats, wear questionable items of clothing/costumes/bling/etc., and I know how dangerous it is to start throwing rocks while living in a glass house as well, but this is just Epic Fail on a grand scale. 

The comic book equivalent would be to get a full back tattoo of the Howard the Duck movie cast. Or, a full back tattoo of Jar Jar Binks and Manikin Skywalker from Episode I (see the movie "Fanboys" for reference). 

I'm just going to file this one under "YIKES!" and leave it at that.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Superman Costume Finally On Smallville?

Well, well, looks like we might actually see Tom Welling in the ol' red and blues after all. If you haven't been watching Smallville for the past two seasons (trust me, you can be forgiven since the previous seasons really stunk bad), then you probably haven't seen the build up to Tom Welling becoming the Big Blue Boy Scout. The band handling Smallville these last two seasons have introduced us to the JSA, the Suicide Squad, Checkmate, Deathstroke, Supergirl, and a peek at Darkseid and all his little playmates. 

Now, the CW has just released a neat little teaser poster for the second part of season 10. The reason why the teaser is neat? Take a look at Clark's reflection under his feet. Tell me what you see. 

Yup, those are the red booties, blue tights, and a red cape you see there. Hopefully the season, and the series, goes out with a bang. Also, hopefully, they end it with some action. I know they have a small budget to work with, but here's to hoping they've saved a good majority of this season's budget for a finale that wows instead of disappoints.