The man who co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the X-Men talks to Men’s Journal about super-heroes, hustling through the Great Depression, and why work trumps golf. Read the interview HERE.
Howard Stern and Billy Joel wowed a lucky crowd of just 100 people with an intimate talk/concert for SiriusXM Satellite radio’s “Town Hall” series on Monday afternoon. Guests were invited to the Cutting Room on E. 32nd St., at noon for a three-hour chat between the two and, of course, Stern’s ever-present sidekick, Robin Quivers.
There to perform were Idina Menzel, P!nk, Boys 2 Men and Melissa Etheridge, who rocked the house with a sexy rendition of “Only the Good Die Young.” Pink, who sat next to her Vietnam veteran father, Jim Moore, sang a duet with Joel to “She’s Always a Woman,” while her father proudly filmed from the audience. Stern presided over a lively interview which included questions from celebrity fans such as Matt Lauer and Rachael Ray.
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.