Well, she was in a movie with Gina Carano. That's something, right?
Can't say she ever made that much of an impression on me in a film series that was starting to get seriously overcrowded with lead actors, but now Gal Gadot will be all over toys everywhere as she has been announced as Wonder Woman - not just Diana Prince, but explicitly Wonder Woman too - in Batman vs. Superman, which sounds like it may get as crowded with leads as the Fast/Furious series.
(This isn't necessarily a problem - one of my favorite things about the original '70s Battlestar Galactica movie, taken as a standalone, is that it has about 7 or so major characters who are all well-developed in those two hours.)
We finally got her onscreen, folks. Are you happy, or uncertain?
Somewhere in its show-tuney middle, Disney's animated musical Frozen throws a bone to the young monster geeks in the audience. Elsa, the magically (and literally) frigid young Queen who can freeze fjords and cause climate change and sculpt ice palaces out of the brisk air with a few waves of her hand, conjures up a personal bodyguard: "Marshmallow," a formidable giant made of snow and ice.
He's cool, no pun intended, but only the latest in a long list of terrifying pop-culture monsters confined either to wintry seasons or chilly climes, or both. Some are just grotesque version of arctic or Antarctic fauna, or aliens comfortable at equivalent temperatures on their own planets. A few are actual snowmen, monstrous supernatural versions of Frosty, as in the low-rent 1997 horror favorite Jack Frost or the even creepier wholesome "family" film of the same title that came out a year later. You may recall that even the slow-witted "Abominable Snowman" that affectionately plagued Bugs Bunny melted when he got below timberline.
But most of what falls into the category of "Abominable Snowmen," sometimes known by their Himalayan name of Yeti, are shaggy, burly giants that haunt the cold places, and are generally quite content to be left the hell alone. They're rarely a danger to humans so long as we're sensible enough to stay where it's warm.
Here are 13 of pop culture's most memorable hyperborean horrors:More >>
Sony just released a clearer version, which shows, yes, Megazord Rhino and Dane DeHaan Goblin. (Click to enlarge) Honestly, did anyone really think Chris Cooper was going to be jumping around on a flying glider?
So now it's out there as official publicity material, we must wonder - is it smart to give all that up at once? Is this a response to the backlash over J.J. Abrams and Secret Khan, going in the absolute opposite direction? And will people be upset with me for "spoiling" an image that's going to be in theater lobbies nationwide probably as soon as you read this?
Speaking of spoilers, Marc Webb gives up what is basically another one in USA Today, though it isn't one that'll surprise savvy comic readers...More >>
Yes, in Forever Evil: Arkham War 3, Bane will dress up like Batman - a very Frank Miller-esque Batman, we must note, who appears anatomically unable to bend at the elbows - to try and conquer the city with that extra intimidation factor.
Because in comics logic, a steroided freak in a mask who actually broke Batman's back isn't sufficiently intimidating - but in blue dress-up gear he is? Check out the full image and more details at DCcomics.com and see if you agree.
Oh, you didn't know? Your ass better Kal somebody...
Look snappy - neck-snappy, that is, honest to Zod - in this leather jacket, pants and boots combo made to replicate the Kryptonian undies worn by Henry Cavill. Where's the cape? Well, just like in the movie, you'll need a team of digital animators to add it later. This limited-edition outfit from UD Replicas will run you around $1,250, but it's only available for preorder through Dec. 14th. It's also available in dream-sequence black variant.
And remember, folks, just like the picture shows, nothing completes your overall Superman look like a shaved head and sunglasses.More >>
No, this isn't it. I wanted to give you some spoiler space just in case what I'm about to show is news to you.
Over the weekend, images leaked out online of a banner, supposedly official, for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 featuring additional villains besides Electro. I was skeptical, thinking that these seemed like pretty big reveals to be showing so early.
Then today, via Twitter user Paul Romano, I saw what I'm about to show, and it seems pretty convincing. Continue reading if you want to see it.More >>
Let's face it - we like to bitch. It's not for nothing that Star Trek fans have the original reputation of nit-picking fictional facts - all fandoms like to do it, and the Trekkers were just the most visible ones to do it first and take the hit for the rest of us in the popular mindset.
That's why I like to take stop and stock of what I'm grateful for every year, but I thought an entire list on my own might come off boring or long-winded. Instead, I have collaborated with many of the other TR writers to come up with something more comprehensive and personal to each. While it's not a specific item on the list, they epitomize one other thing I am always very thankful for - a staff of freelancers with diverse interests, without whom I would have a ton of extra writing to do each morning, and a site more monolothic and narrowly tailored to only things I know.
Here are eleven things we feel that all nerdkind can be thankful for this year...More >>
This is a fantastic example of misdirection. You get so fixated on what a great job they did with the costume - proving that the original can look great in live-action without much modification - that you completely don't notice the fact that the entire lower face is latex prosthetics.
Until the creators spoil the illusion with a time-lapse video of how they did it, of course...More >>
If you've been on Facebook, listened to talk radio, or turned on the history channel any time in the past month, you probably know we just past the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Fox waited until the day itself had passed to release the latest bit of viral marketing for X-Men: Days of Future Past - a viral video and faux-conspiracy website suggesting mutant involvement, specifically the one above.
Reading the longer article reveals two more plot details from the movie which might be considered spoilers (continue to read them and see the video).More >>