Friday, November 12, 2010

Nolan Casting a Female Villain and Love Interest for 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Deadline, who first  broke the news that Tom Hardy has joined the cast of The Dark Knight Rises, now is reporting another interesting casting rumor.
"Chris Nolan is lining up actresses he'll meet for two female lead roles in The Dark Knight Rises, the third installment of the Batfranchise which Warner Bros has dated release on July 20, 2012. I'm told one of the roles is a love interest for Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne, and the other is a villain. The actresses are: Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley."
Does the mean the Catwoman and Talia Al Ghul rumours could possibly be true since Nolan is indeed looking for a female villain?  On the other hand, there are of plenty of love interests for Bruce Wayne that they could pick from the comic books.

My gripe with this rumor is centered around Blake Lively.  There is no way in hell Warner Brothers is going to allow Blake Lively (aka Carol Ferris) the star of the fist of three Green Lantern movies to play another character in Christopher Nolan's, The Dark Knight Rises. Thus, I have a hard time believing the validity of this claim.  We'll just have to wait and see.

The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released on July 20, 2012!

via: Comic Book Movie

Meet Darth Maul's Brother: Clone Wars Season Three - Savage Opress Theatrical Trailer

Head over to and check the availability of tickets left for their theatrical showing of the episode of Clone Wars that introduces us to Savage Oppress, Darth Maul’s brother.

As part of the announcement LucasArts provided all us fans with one of the best trailers we've seen for Star Wars The Clone Wars.

The trailer is amazing and the storyline for here on out looks to be exactly what we expect from this wonderful show.  Watch it and enjoy.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wonder Woman Cat Fight Alert - Lynda Carter vs. Megan Fox

Turns out Brian Kilmeade of Fox and Friends thinks Megan Fox would be perfect for the role of Wonder Woman in that new TV show announced a while back . But when he suggested that casting to original TV Amazon Lynda Carter, we learned she's not quite as keen on the idea.

Carter, who was promoting her new album, explained her problem with Fox by saying the Transformers star "actually kind of trashed Wonder Woman" recently:

"She said she thought it was dumb, because like 'what's the big whoop making people tell the truth.' ... I like her, I just thought she shouldn't trash Wonder Woman."

Check out the complete clip below.

via: Blastr

Christopher Walken Invades The Walking Dead

The artist known as Doctor Popular has given us our biggest smile of the week with his very funny series of art entitled "The Walken Dead."  He re imagines the world of Robert Kirkman and AMC's The Walking Dead series, except with super actor Christopher Walken playing a zombie. 

It's witty, funny and a more than a little bit scary.  Christopher Walken is already a little creepy, but a zombie Christopher Walken carrying a cowbell around with him, well that's just terrifying.

source: Laughing Squid

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

DARWYN COOKE’s variant to THE FLASH #7

Every comic fan loves Darwyn Cooke's beautiful and creative comic art.  His variant cover to The Flash #7 is no exception.  DC's The Source Blog just posted this image.  Enjoy!

'BATMUPPET FOREVER' Movie Poster is Two-Facerrific!

Thanks to artist CCZ at Worth1000 for this Batman Forever/Muppet Mashup movie poster.  It is utterly hilarious, especially Fozzie (and Animal) as Two-Face.  You can tell this great mashup has been around for a while but  it is definitely worthy of a second look.  

Monday, November 8, 2010

Vertigo Releases Details of Willingham's FABLES #100

Fables is one of my favorite comics.  I have read every issue of Fables as well as it's spin-offs, one shots, etc.  As you can imagine, I am very excited for the release of this very special issue for many reasons.  Frau Totenkinder  vs. Mister Dark.  Rose Red vs. Gepetto.  Ozma vs. Totenkinder.

Today, Vertigo has released some details on the big 100th anniversary issue of their long-running Fables series
In this fantastic 100-page issue, it's time to put an end to Mister Dark once and for all, and time for the Fables to return home to Fabletown. For that to happen, one of the Fables agrees to take on the Dark Man in single combat! It's big, it's epic, and if you live in New York City, you may want to take a quick vacation when this issue comes out, because things are going to get wrecked!

In addition to the larger-than-life main story, we have a FABLES prose story written by Mark Buckingham and illustrated by Bill Willingham! We have an All-Star Burning Questions section that will knock your socks off (seriously, innocent people are going to lose some socks here). We have a puppet theatre created by the unstoppably creative Mark Buckingham, a FABLES board game, sequential stories painted by Chrissie Zullo and Joao Ruas, and even more surprises in this square-bound behemoth celebrating this award-winning Vertigo series!
Also in this issue are:
• A set of do-it-yourself Fables puppet theater illustrated by Mark Buckingham
• A three-page story written by Willingham with art by Cinderella artist Chrissie Zullo
• A three-page story written by Willingham with art by Joao Ruas
• A two-page Fables board game, illustrated by Buckingham, with game rules by Willingham
• Four celebrity “Burning Questions” stories, all written by Willingham, featuring questions from some of your favorite actors who are also FABLES fans! These “Burning Questions” are illustrated by top-flight artists including Adam Hughes, J.H. Williams III and Dave Johnson.

Fables #100 is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 8!

via: Vertigo Comics

'True Blood‘s' Manganiello Confirms He's Spoken to (or Begged) WB About Playing Superman

With the news that Zack Snyder won the race to direct the newest Superman movie — produced by Christopher Nolan, written by David S. Goyer, and aiming for a holiday 2012 release — now comes the next, biggest round of wild media speculation: Who should don the Man of Steel’s red and blue tights? 

Tom Welling (my first choice), John Hamm, Dwayne Johnson (absurd), Brandon Routh, John Cena are just a few that have been rumored to play the most powerful man on the planet.

No it appears we can add another name to the list, True Blood's Joe Manganiello. (Full disclosure, I don't watch True Blood so it is difficult for me to speak about Manganiello's acting credentials.  My buddies tell me I should watch True Blood because it has hot women, nudity and vampires which is a pretty damn good trifecta.) 

According to MovieHole Manganiello has been telling anyone with a set of ears since late spring how badly he wants to play Superman for Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan. Now, according to, Manganiello once again revealed his desire to hang on a wire harness for hours on end as the Man of Steel at a convention this past weekend.  He, however, added a bombshell – he's actually met with the filmmakers this time.

Not too long after word spread of his candidacy, he clarified the matter on Twitter with these remarks:
"Just to be clear... as of today, I am not 'negotiating' to play SuperMan"
"...but keep your fingers crossed and thanks for the wishful thinking!"
Another day another rumor about the Superman reboot.  What do you think about Joe Manganiello being the next Man of Steel?

Thanks to MovieHole & TMT

Batman: Arkham City Game Play Details Leaked

Other the past couple of months we received many beautiful screen shots from the highly anticipated sequel to Batman:  Arkham Asylum, but we have received little information on the actually game-play on Batman: Arkham City.  That is until now.

Thankfully, some incredibly hard working folks over at have released some facts on Batman: Arkham City that provides fans with some game-play details that the Dark Knight will take advantage of in the eagerly anticipated sequel.  Here you go!

  • Batman will have special moves that can hit up to three enemies at once
  • He'll also have new air attacks - one of them involves Bats hanging by a cord and jumping over the enemies and disarming them.
  • You can return to the starting point of the jump or carry on with the fight. There is also a diving swivel attack which hits two enemies at once. 
  • Batman now has special combat moves (apparently called "Terminators"). One of them is called "Fallen" and is a combination of quick punches with a vertical kick that launches the enemy into the air giving The Dark Knight a second aerial shot. 
  • There are also other attacks where Batman combines combos and equipment to take out foes. 
  • Batman will be able to climb all objects including buildings and wires (he'll be able to balance on them, something similar to what was seen in the Assassin's Creed II). 
  • You will also be able to slide underneath objects, cling to poles and rods, and perform gymnastic maneuvers. You can slide down ramps to grab an enemy as well. 
  • Batman now has a feature where he can dodge projectiles shot from firearms. It can also be used for normal attacks. 
  • Batman will be able to grab enemies mid-flight. 
  • When Batman is soaring, if you go toward a window he performs a motion diving with his feet to smash the window and execute a surprise attack. 
  • Batman can now run and use gadgets at the same time. You can also run, jump and hit at the same time. Batarangs can be thrown even when Batman jumps into the air. 
  • A new gadget upgrades Batman's "leap" (Translation is confusing but it seems to suggest some sort of cape upgrade that expands into wings, can also "attack enemies")
  Batman: Arkham City is currently expected to be released sometime next Autumn.

Via: Comic Book Movies and