In which Ben Kingsley learns that accents are apparently genetic when he enters Ryan Reynolds' body and becomes American, Sherlock Holmes ages gracefully and uses his own deductive abilities to beat back dementia, and our first vision of the Vision onscreen.More >>
What is it with writers loading up a bunch of books for the same week? We had a bunch of Cullen Bunn books a couple of weeks ago, and every other week seems like there are three Fred Van Lente books coming out. And this week we get two highly-anticipated debut issues from Jeff Lemire. God forbid any of these guys ever get their hooks into an X-crossover. We could end up seeing the whole thing published inside of three business days.
This week we've also got a man, a plan, a canal: a comic book; Heaven's Gate in the heavens; a couple of inappropriate nicknames for the avatar of the Green; a new series for Hawkdude; an imaginary friend who needs rehab; and the revenge of the 99 Pon-cent. Let's start with how Dustin Nguyen's spilling a bunch of water on a boy robot.More >>
Mike Mignola is one of the most celebrated creators in comics today. He's a gifted artist, whose creation, Hellboy, has been on shelves continuously for more than 20 years. Now, Mignola is set to launch a new book in the Hellboy universe, Frankenstein Underground. The book, which comes out on March 18th, is a follow up to Hellboy: House of the Living Dead, and sees the Frankenstein monster, fresh off of a bender with Hellboy himself after their slobberknocker in the lucha libre ring, falling through a temple in Mexico into THE HOLLOW EARTH. [/flanger]. Mike was gracious enough to talk to Topless Robot about the new series and the end of Hellboy and BPRD.
...giving us another excuse to use this image
Latino Review broke it first, then Drew Goddard's reps denied, then the Hollywood Reporter confirmed: Drew Goddard, previously set to direct the Sinister Six spinoff, is now the top choice for the new Spider-Man movie set in high school.
Lation Review also adds that Spider-Man will likely fight Iron Man in the movie (Robert Downey Jr. teased some big news a few days ago, so maybe this is it), there will be no retelling of the origin story, and Sony is still hoping to spin-off a Sinister Six out of it, though there's no need for them all to be tied to Oscorp now. Presumably, though, story points are subject to change at this stage.
I liked Cabin in the Woods a lot, and Goddard has been working on the Daredevil series, so presumably he impressed Marvel too. No word yet on whether it's Peter Parker for certain, though if I had to guess, I'd say that even if a nonwhite actor is cast, they'll still call him Peter Parker - there's too much name recognition not to. And a Downey cameo seems like the best way to reassure audiences who feel burned by the last couple of Spidey movies that this is in the right hands now.
Do you still care about a Spider-Man solo movie?
I've amped up the contrast a bit so you can get a sense of how he'll look with white skin in the Suicide Squad movie, assuming they go the white skin look (hey, Christopher Nolan basically didn't, so it's possible).
I guess now the question is will we get the first cinematic Joker since the '60s without some sort of surgically altered mouth? Or will they go full modern and rip off his face? (Highly unlikely as far as the latter, I'd bet - you don't cast Jared Leto and hide his pretty mug all movie.)
I'll say one good thing about our current wave of nostalgia - it's giving a second wind to actors from our childhood who could use it.
In the spirit of John Wesley Shipp and Amanda Pays appearing on CW's The Flash, former TV Superman Dean Cain and big-screen Supergirl Helen Slater - both of whom also cameo'd on Smallville - will be encountering the newest incarnation. Presumably as different characters.
Now - when's Kevin Conroy gonna be on Gotham?
I don't plan on posting every single one of these, but I figured ScarJo merited it. It's nice to see her in a realistic pose and relatively functional-looking costume (even if the neon blue lines seem not-especially useful, they're at least not-especially useful in a non-objectifying way).
This time, when people say "nice guns," they might actually be referring to her guns.