Jerry Seinfeld and his special guest, Patton Oswalt, drive a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 to The Handsome Coffee Roasters for some coffee. Watch it HERE.
Batman vs. Superman director Zach Snyder prompted artists Dave Correia, Alex Pardee, and Jonathan Wayshak to interpret the iconic comic book characters and the results can be seen below.
You can now bid on the pieces by clicking here and all proceeds from the auctions go to the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign to fight the hunger crisis in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.
Also during the Man of Steel Fan Event, Snyder issued a few teases for the highly-anticipated movie. The first was this passing comment “Lex loves calling him an alien.” Could this be an indication of Luthor’s involvement in the upcoming film or was it a general character statement?
In addition, Snyder teased that we may see how his “taking care of” General Zod in Man of Steel has affected Superman in the upcoming sequel.
Snyder also mentioned he’d love for composer Hans Zimmer to return for the film, especially given his famous score from Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy,” saying: “I think it would be awesome if Hans did the movie because he has that challenge.” When asked previously about his involvement, Zimmer said: “The thought right now is that no, I don’t want to go and take what I did with Chris and just plonk it into another movie.” Remember, he had a change of heart regarding scoring Man of Steel as well. It’s still possible he could return.
Furthermore, rumors began last week that the sequel’s production was setting up shop in Yorkville, IL for some Kent farm scenes and today Snyder was asked if they would return to Plano, Illinois for more Smallville scenes in the sequel. When prompted, Snyder smiled and replied: “I can’t say.”
Batman vs. Superman will feature the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, facing off against Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also starring Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015.
Fox has announced that the X-Men: The Adamantium Collection ($199) will be available on December 3, 2013.
This collection includes all six X-Men films on Blu-ray (X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013)), in exclusive “claw” packaging.
A bonus disc features an exclusive one-hour documentary that traces the incredible efforts of the stars, filmmakers and comic world icons who brought Wolverine and the rest of the extraordinary mutant world to life. Watch brand-new, intimate interviews with Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Liev Schrieber, Famke Janssen and many more…hear their stories, share their favorites moments and memories…relive the journey from comic book to the big screen that resonated with audiences around the world and ignited a legendary, extraordinary, unstoppable film franchise!
There is also an open slot for X-Men: Days of Future Past to complete your X-Men collection.
Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of the Batman franchise beginning with 2005’s Batman Begins enjoyed phenomenal critical and box-office success.
Today (September 24, 2013) Nolan’s three Batman films – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises – will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The six-disc set will feature all three films with their existing extra content, two new featurettes and exclusive new collectible memorabilia. This must-own collection for fans of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader is available in premium packaging and will sell for $100.
About the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Ultimate Collector’s Edition):
- Disc 1 – Batman Begins Feature and Special Features
- Disc 2 – The Dark Knight Feature
- Disc 3 – The Dark Knight Special Features
- Disc 4 – The Dark Knight Rises Feature
- Disc 5 – The Dark Knight Rises Special Features
- Disc 6 – Bonus Disc of New Special Features (details follow)
New Special Features
- The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy - The inside perspective on the fascinating story behind the creation of one of the most celebrated franchises and how it changed the scope of movie making….forever. Full of never-before-seen footage, rare moments, and exclusive interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Damon Lindelof, Michael Mann, Richard Roeper, Zack Snyder and others.
- Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation – For the first time, Directors Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Donner (Superman) sit down to discuss the trials and triumphs involved in bringing the two most iconic superheroes of all time to the big screen, and how Superman influenced Nolan when developing Batman Begins.
- IMAX Sequences: The Dark Knight; The Dark Knight Rises – See your favorite scenes as they were intended in the original IMAX aspect ratio
Exclusive New Memorabilia
- Premium Mattel Hot Wheels Vehicles: Batmobile, Batpod and Tumbler
- Newly commissioned collectible art cards by Mondo featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra’s al Ghu rendered by Jock
- 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from all three movies
About The Films
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.
The Dark Knight (2008)
The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Oldman, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Christian Bale stars, along with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.
Celebrate the arrival of the most eagerly awaited film of the millennium by bringing home the insanely funny comedy that started it all: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy The “Rich Mahogany” Edition Blu-ray arrives in stores everywhere December 3, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Starring Will Ferrell as the titular news anchor who is suddenly faced with the encroaching equality of women in the workplace, Anchorman is a hilarious take on the battle of the sexes. The beloved and treasured film that amazed and inspired a generation also stars Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and Fred Willard.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy The “Rich Mahogany” Edition two-disc Blu-ray features three versions of the film: the theatrical version, an unrated version and Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, all in glorious high definition.
The Blu-ray also boasts hours of ultra-classy bonus material including bloopers, table reads, cast auditions, deleted and extended scenes, filmmaker and cast commentary, celebrity interviews, the recording session for “Afternoon Delight” and much, much more.
To show off the image clarity of their new 84 inch Ultra HD TV, LG frightened unsuspecting job applicants in Chile by staging a fake meteor crash during their interview.
When these unsuspecting individuals entered the office, they were nervous about a job interview, not about the end of the world. That is, until the end of the world happened right before their very eyes! The IPS screen, disguised as a window, was so high-def that people were — apparently — ready to run when they saw the meteor drop.
ABC aired this special behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that includes interviews with the cast of the show and some new footage.
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents including: Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May and Chloe Bennet as the mysterious computer hacker Skye.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 24 at 8 PM.
The Batman: Black and White statue line turns 50 today. No, not fifty years old, but fifty statues released! Sean Murphy’s well-balanced Batman makes #50, and the line shows no signs of stopping, with statues already planned through 2015.
As the line has continued over the last eight years, DC Collectibles has kept it surprisingly tight, releasing as few as four statues a year, despite its popularity. That’s by design, out of a desire to keep it special and not “flood the market.” Keeping the line special and listening to fan feedback is very important to DC Collectibles, in fact, who announced last week that the numbering system will be going back to the Black and White series, due strictly to popular request.
The Batman: Black and White statues came from the Batman: Black and White comic series – and now things have come full circle, with the comic series relaunching in September.
Newsarama talked with DC Collectible’s Kevin Kiniry (VP, Creative Services) and Jim Fletcher (Design Director, Creative Services) about the line’s continued evolution, how hard it is to do the figurative balancing act of releasing enough but not too many statues and even got some hints about what’s to come in the future of the line.
You may want to stay after the credits of The Wolverine as there is an additional scene that lays the foundation for Bryan Singer’s 2014 sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“There’s a lot of great actors in it, and if you stick around to the end of the credits of The Wolverine, you’re going to get a really nice little Easter Egg for what Days of Future Past has to offer… which we can’t reveal!”, Hugh Jackman has shared in a recent interview with Digital Spy.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to feature a cast that includes Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Anna Paquin. A release date for the film has been scheduled for July 18, 2014.
If you saw the film but missed the scene, here is a description:
The after the credits scene actually takes place two years after the events of The Wolverine movie. Wolverine is shown walking into an airport. As he enters, he glances up at a TV monitor, which is playing a promotional message for Trask Industries. The tag line for the Trask Industries commercial is “With cutting edge technology and the world’s leading lines, we’re on the front lines, keeping you healthy, keeping you safe. Trask Industries, solving tomorrow’s problems today.”
When Wolverine gets to the airport metal detector, he tells the agent, “I’ll take the pat down.” The agent turns around and tells someone off screen, “Opt out.” Wolverine looks down at the airport basket where people put their metal objects before going through the metal detector, and all the metal coins and stuff have started shaking and floating up into the air. Then, Wolverine notices other metal near the detector is shaking and rising into the air as well. The metal detector itself starts going haywire, as the red light above it is flashing.
The agent says, “You can go ahead sir,” and Magneto’s voice can be heard responding from behind Wolverine. Wolverine pops out his claws, before whirling around to come face-to-face with Magneto (Ian McKellen’s version). Wolverine is struggling to use his claws on Magneto, but Magneto is using his power to freeze Wolverine’s hand. Wolverine asks, “What do you want?” Magneto replies, “There are dark forces, Wolverine. Human forces building weapons that could bring about the end of our kind. I want your help.”
Wolverine snarls, “Why would I trust you?” Magneto answers, “You wouldn’t.” Magneto releases Wolverine’s hand from his control. Wolverine looks around and notices that everyone in the airport is frozen. Then, a shocked Wolverine spies somebody else and begins to walk forward. It’s Professor X (Patrick Stewart’s version). Professor X wheels around all the frozen people in the airport, heading toward Wolverine. As he reaches Wolverine, Professor X says, “Hello Logan.” A confused Wolverine stammers, “How is this possible?” Professor X responds, “As I told you a long time ago, you’re not the only one with gifts.” After staring at Professor X in almost disbelief, Wolverine glances back and forth between Magneto and Professor X.” The screen goes to black.
Now its Bryan Singer’s job to fully explain how Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier is alive after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand.
On October 25, the ultimate rogue’s gallery takes center stage when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the new full-length documentary Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics.
Christopher Lee, who has played the villain more times than almost any other actor, will provide his unique voice as narrator. The villains’ infamous tales will be told by directors Richard Donner (Superman), Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) as well as Geoff Johns (best-selling author and DCE’s Chief Creative Officer) and other storytellers, creators and those who have crafted the personalities and profiles of the most nefarious baddies in DC Comics history.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics explores the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil and how super-villains can reflect society’s dark side as well as our own personal fears. It also attempts to uncover the reasons why comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated.
The film focuses on DC Comics’ most terrifying villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, General Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad, and more.
Also included are interviews from over forty subjects, including: DC comic book writers, artists, executives, filmmakers, comic experts, critics, historians and celebrities.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics contains footage from DC Entertainment’s animated series, TV shows, video games and live action films, as well as spotlighting hundreds of covers, pages and panels created by DC Comic’s legendary artists.
Chris Morrow from CNN has interviewed comic book legend Stan Lee multiple times at San Diego’s Comic-Con. During one of her interviews, she asked Lee if she could visit his Beverly Hills office, and he said yes.
The 90 year old is the co-creator of Spider Man, Hulk, X Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor and many more iconic comic book characters.
Lee shared some personal interests and stories in the video that you can watch HERE.
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster is a feature-length documentary highlighting the career of Artist and Illustrator Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars trilogies.
Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Thomas Jane, Sam Witwer, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and many other artists, critics and filmmakers, this film spans the journey of Drew’s early life and career in album cover art through his success as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time, to his most recent ‘post retirement’ life and works of fine art.
Directed by Erik P. Sharkey, the documentary will hit theaters in San Diego later this month, launching the same weekend as Comic-Con.