If you haven’t listened to our latest Movie Night then you probably don’t know that I was extremely disappointed in Iron Man 3. However this Mash-up of the Suit & Tie with Iron Man 3 themes make it almost completely worth it!…Almost. Really a well executed and funny video. As many kudos as I ate at lunch go out to the creators.
You lose your hat back there? Heard a kid lost his head trying to show off on that roller coaster of a movie that was Iron man 3. After perusing a ton of other reviews for this movie I can definitely say I’m stoked at the reaction it’s getting; good and bad. How’s that saying go? Bad press is good press. Yep that’s it. I love controversy (yep that Prince song too) and this flick delivers that on all levels. The following will have spoilers and I highly suggest you wait to read this article until you watch it. That said, strap up boys and girls and let’s kick this pig.
With this being the week of the Mayan apocalypse I feel like we should visit news stories each day this week that we should have paid more attention too because when we look back on it (if we can) then we would see we could have seen it coming. Today we got a trio:
Some things shouldn’t be found.
“Lake Ellsworth: Drilling effort runs into trouble - A British attempt to search for life in an ancient lake beneath the Antarctic ice-sheet has run into trouble.” Why are they continuing to try to drill here?! F!@# that! Straight out of so many horror/sci-fi movies; The Thing, Alien vs. Predator, Stargate, X-Files, Transformers. Yea get where I’m going here people? Ridiculous that they haven’t already seen this as a bad sign of things to come. Whoever had Aliens in the apocalypse office pool you’re looking pretty good here. Check the out the article.
”Mind-controlled robotic arm has skill and speed of human limb.” And was the creator of this robotic arm named Otto Octavius? Unless Spiderman has already been bit by that radioactive spider then consider New York City about to be ravaged by an octopus man. (Article)
“Exclusive: Waterworld Remake Confirmed in Development.” You did see the original right? No explanation needed here.
So a couple 2nd trailers came out today for Man of Steel and The Lone Ranger; both of which I think do a much better job making each one look better…outside of Johnny Depp’s whole thing. Seriously getting a little tired of it now. Little things to note here; get to see General Zod, Lois Lane, the fortress of solitude, and the lone rangers entire background story it seems like. Oh well, either of these two new trailers make you less interested?
Set during the American Dark Ages, Image Comics new series Blackacre is a fun dystopian thriller written by Duffy Boudreau and penciled by Wendell Cavalcanti.
One hundred years from now as the economic climate in America hits a critical decline, an elite city-state is erected by a consortium called Excorp in the foot-hills of the northern Rockies. Blackacre is “the mother of all gated communities” designed to keep the poor and disfranchised out. As America plummeted further into roaming hordes of barbarian tribes, the Blackacre community flourished. Auxiliary Captain Hull is a bred soldier of Blackacre, raised from childhood to defend the city, and finds himself after 12 years of service finally being taken off the wall that surrounds Blackacre. During his “retirement” celebration, Hull is confronted by one of the community’s leaders, Executor Terrance Sinclair. Sinclair informs Hull that in order to ensure the survival of Blackacre, a proactive approach towards developing space and resources is required. This is achieved by sending operatives into the outlying barbaric wastes of America and performing various scouting, sabotage and assassination missions to keep the poor masses disorganized. One such operative is Greene, an old comrade of Hull’s from the wall. Turns out Greene has gone missing in the wastes for over two weeks and Sinclair is enlisting Hull’s help to track him down and bring him home. Hull hops at the chance to save his friend; his ties to his fellow soldiers is something he holds dear above all else, even Blackacre itself. The issue ends with our hero gearing up to traverse the apocalyptic countryside in search for Greene. But what Hull is unaware of, which Sinclair narrates to us as readers, is that Greene seems to have gone rogue and Sinclair has attached an explosive to Hull’s tracking device to utilize our hero as a human bomb and kill Greene in the wastes.
Holy Shit! Big shadowy evil corporate government? Apocalyptic bandits and blood-feuding? Occult holy wars? Sign me up! Boudreau’s story is enthralling from start to finish, the above stated twist had me exclaiming allowed. And Cavalcanti’s artwork works great with the story. His pacing and framing of each panel carries a lot of weight to the overall experience. Only critique is that many of the faces seem a bit to similar, making it hard to differentiate characters at first. Blackacre is a title I highly recommend for all sci-fi loving, dystopian enthusing, and thrill ride seeking nerds out there. Pick it up before they’re all gone. Blackacre has already sold out at the distributor’s level!
2015 is going to be a big year for our spandex wearing heroes. The Avengers will have their much anticipated sequel and DC fans will finally have a live action Justice League film. Bought damn time! It all started with the Man of Steel set to hit theaters next year and WB stating that it will role out a film featuring all our favorites. Without a director yet picked, or even a set cast, rumors are already flourishing on the internet. And all signs point to Darkseid, the ruling god of Apokolips! And it makes perfect sense. All Justice League members are phenomenal heroes in their own right but will need a global threat to unite them under one banner. Darkseid, created by the legendary Jack Kirby in 1970, is generally depicted on a quest to find the Anti-Life Equation that will help him subjugate all free will from the universe. Hellbent on amassing power, he utilizes his Omega Sanction eye lasers to vaporize peons and enlists the services of Granny Goodness and her Furies. In the latest Justice League comic series, Darkseid is used by writer Geoff Jones as the unifying big bad to bring together our heroes. Darkseid has also shown up on Smallville as the final seasons antagonist, and in the direct to DVD feature Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Both of which are excellent.
So if rumors hold true, what can we expect to see from Darkseid in 2015? Will the New Gods show up? Perhaps Barda as one of the furies? Or that clown of an anchor Godfrey perhaps. What does the nerdosphere hope to see, and who do you think will make a great Darkseid?
Director of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ tweeted today that Chronicle’s Dane DeHaan will be playing Harry Osborn in the upcoming spidey flick. As the antagonist in Chronicle he was very good, but I’m pretty sure that’s all I know him from. Not a very big sample size, but considering he’ll be playing a somewhat similar role most likely I think Mr. Webb hit a home run here nerds. Sound off your thoughts on this casting news.
Oh hell yea! Spartacus’ right hand Gaul joins the cast of one of my favorite new shows. It was announced yesterday that Manu Bennett has signed on to portray Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, later in this season of CW’s Arrow. Bennett is best known for his bulky muscles and stunt-cocking Xena on Starz hit series Spartacus as the gladiator/freedom-fighter Crixus. Bennett’s Slade will be featured in a handful of episodes in a series of flashbacks to Ollie’s time spent on the island Lian Yu. Apparently an alliance will form, but for how long? Deathstroke is a major baddy for GA in the comics and I’m definitely looking forward to a solid bad guy on the series instead of the “jerk of the week” scenarios they’ve been throwing at us. And Bennett is a bad ass, great match CW. What does the nerdosphere think?
Today marks a monumental event in nerdom. Dynamite Comics has released Masks, its own pulp super-hero team in the likes of DC’s Justice League or Marvel’s Avengers. Masks is comprised of The Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, The Spider, and Zorro… yes mutha fuckin Zorro. All of these classic noir characters find themselves in New York city under varying circumstances just as a new political party takes control of the city, the “Justice Party”. Go figure the JP is corrupt as all hell, ran by criminals, and start there own gestapo army out of the NYPD. The Shadow leads the rallying cry and teams up with Green Hornet, Kato, and the Spider by the end of the issue surrounded by popo. Zorro is in jail because he is brown… a tad racist, but as I said, the JP is pretty criminal.
Now, I’m mostly familiar with these vigilantes from their various 1930′s radio serials and pulp mags, but Dynamite has pulled me in with this issue. You get a lot of action right off the bat and Alex Ross’ artwork is excellent - he painted the whole thing! In Masks, justice wears a fedora, and it’s pretty killer. Who’s your favorite mask?