Yes, I normally try to keep the wrestling stuff to Monday - but WWE is going to announce this officially on Monday and Rob wanted to give us the exclusive first-look.
Rob Schamberger is a Kansas City-based portrait artist who specializes in the world of professional wrestling. Along with his goal to paint every one of the sport's world champions, he has also begun a partnership with WWE, who now sell his work. A who's who of wrestlers own his work, and he has also been named the official artist of the George Tragos/ Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. He has painted live for WWE at WrestleMania and SummerSlam, and had the distinct honor of hand-painting the jacket worn by The Ultimate Warrior in his final appearance on Monday Night Raw. He also utilizes the interest in his work to raise money for various charities and causes.
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As much as Capaldi/da Vinci/History Channel is a bit of a nerd trifecta, I think we all are probably asking the same question - Capaldi as da Vinci? You don't need to know anything about history to be able to tell that a guy named Leonardo da Vinci is Italian, and Capaldi is...well, if there's a European culture more opposite than the Italians, the Scots are most assuredly in the running. Also da Vinci had a beard, and the above image is an actual promo still from the movie, entitled Inside the Mind of Leonardo and set for theatrical release in October.
I can't wait for the scene where he calls Mona Lisa a "facking cant" or tells Michelangelo to shut it. Although if da Vinci actually was the Doctor, it sure would explain all those crazy codes Tom Hanks keeps finding.
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It's Hangover time again! Start your week right with some of the best reader-submitted stories from the weekend, compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair. We'll start with the official medical marijuana tie-in to Kevin Smith's newest movie Tusk, pictured above.
This week's tipsters include: franciebrady27, Anyone00, Gallen_Dugall, Edwin Santos, SlyDante777, troi, andre_morelo, FakeAssName, skrag2112More >>
Hopefully by now you have seen the recently leaked Deadpool test footage, and if you're a fan of mercs with mouths you're probably glad you were wearing your brown pants. The 2010 script has been leaked several times, with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on record confirming its authenticity. They also don't discourage finding it for yourself, which we did.
It should be noted that just over a week ago on July 30th, Deadpool's creator Rob Liefeld confirmed that the script was re-written to dodge the 'R' rating, saying on his Twitter that the "R is not a blockade any longer." However, this weekend he confirmed that there is still no firm go-ahead, adding that the hold-up is "politically charged", and even added that with "pundits predicting a $65 million dollar opening" it was still chalked up to a "producer battle. 'Nuff said."
So since there is a PG-13 script now, there's no telling what has been kept from this former version. Be warned by reading this list you will be encountering several things that could likely make your mouth water even more than the test footage did. Here are seven scenes we loved, accompanied with some gorgeous art from madman Matthew Steele.More >>
What stories might you (and we) have missed over the weekend? Fear not, dear readers, for many of them have been gathered here for your perusal via reader submissions, and the assistance of Kyle LeClair.
This week's tipsters include James.k.Polk, SlyDante777, NebulaJack, troi, DrAbraxas, Gallen_Dugall, Dr.Gonzo82, rkwsupserstar, donnaryoko, Timely-Tardis-LegoMore >>
Apparently, he didn't show this in Hall H. But he tweeted it out to the world. Glad I didn't wait in line.
What do you think?
If you're a business, you don't go to San Diego Comic-Con without an exclusive. For us fans, well, it might be unusual if we come home without an exclusive. At the biggest pop-culture event in the United States, exclusive can mean a lot of things: toys, comics, clothing, even beer. Some of these items will be available after the convention, maybe months later. Others come in fairly large runs, so you might have decent odds of scoring one. Others come in editions of 250 or less. If you really want one of those, you're going to have to make standing in line a priority. Your best course of action might be to pick out some alternate souvenirs.
With a week to go before the convention, many companies have already announced what they're bringing to San Diego. Still, there could be a few more surprises over the coming days (look for a new one to be revealed on this very site at 10 a.m. today). Below are a few of the standouts - technically, more than 18 - arranged by franchise. Whether your jam is Alien or Hello Kitty, there's likely something for you at San Diego Comic-Con.More >>
In 1994, as Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers was being released, his producers Don Murphy and Jane Hamsher were looking for the trio's next project. (Hamsher recounts these events in her book, Killer Instinct). Murphy was a lifelong fan of the Planet of the Apes series, and sort of haphazardly threw Stone into a meeting with a roomful of studio executives. As they were eagerly leaning in to see Stone reveal his master plan for Apes, he said, "Oh, I don't know, I watched the original films a couple nights ago and they are awful. I'm only here because of Don Murphy. You should talk to him." A roomful of betrayed executives glared at Murphy. Murphy started floundering and pitching the potential for Happy Meal toys, and was met with embarrassment and dismay. Finally, Stone stepped in and delivered an idea that Hamsher jokes was an acid flashback. "What if time were not linear, but circular, and there was no difference between the past and the future?...And what if there were discovered cryogenically frozen Vedic Apes who held the secret numeric codes to the Bible that foretold the end of civilization?" The execs loved it and cut Stone a check.
Thus begins the tale of the production of Return of the Apes. Jane Hamsher worked with Road Warrior/Beyond Thunderdome screenwriter Terry Hayes, and they were able to produce a screenplay that attracted Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in the leading role. Some bizarre pieces were falling into place, so we tracked down a copy of the script to see just how they would have landed.
Be honest, you miss her as Mary Jane...
It's the stories you might have missed last week and over the weekend! Compiled with the aid of Kyle LeClair, this week's list includes stories on sushi dating, Beavis and Butt-head, Ant-Man, giant ancient crocodiles, Spider-Man erections and more.
Tips submitted by the likes of troi, SlyDante777, Citrus_King, rkwsuperstar, Dr.Gonzo82, GreggoryBasore, NOT.DrAbraxas, andre_morelo, skrag2112, Gallen_Dugall.More >>
When Caleb Paullus broke his left arm and in his right hand in a motorcycle accident, he decided to try to recuperate by drawing - and mashing up his favorite movie and TV properties with Sailor Jerry-style tattoo flash art.
His Kickstarter for the designs has already made more than seven times what it needed to, with 17 days to go, so rather than float some hypothetical designs, he sent over a few of the images that will now become real product, from Pokemon to Star Trek themes. And it's way safer to enjoy them on a shirt than on your skin - the former only hurts your wallet.More >>