While, with the success of The Avengers, I'm sure we all dream of a day when Marvel Entertainment reacquires the film rights to the other half of its universe from 20th Century Fox, that same success has made it even less likely that the company will give up The Fantastic Four and the X-Men any time soon. But while Sony only has their hands on Spider-Man, Fox has two Marvel teams under their umbrella, and its Fantastic Four reboot is moving ahead. Does this mean we'll eventually be seeing a team team up?
What did he expect when he signed on for a film called Kick-Ass 2?
Jim Carrey, who is playing Colonel Stars and Stripes in the upcoming Kick-Ass 2, spoke out on Twitter saying that he isn't happy about the level of violence in the film. The film, which, again, is called Kick-Ass 2, is a sequel to a movie whose MPAA R rating was due to "strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children." The film that was also, coincidentally, filmed months ago. Perhaps Mr. Carrey should have expressed his discontent sooner.
In a surprise Twitter-bomb, Jim Carrey has withdrawn support for his upcoming film Kick-Ass 2. His reasoning after the cut.
And So It BeginsAfter months of hearing not much of anything about Fox's Fantastic Four reboot—other than the fact that it exists and is being directed by Chronicle's Josh Trank—Fox has given the movie a release date: March 6, 2015. Man. Between The Avengers sequel, the Justice League movie, Ant-Man, and possibly Star Wars VII, 2015 is going to be one heck of a year.
My Spidey Sense Is TinglingOne of my biggest disappointment with the X-Men movie franchise so far has been the lack of Sentinels, the mutant-hunting robots from the Marvel Universe. Sure, we got a quick shot of a Sentinel in X-Men: The Last Stand's danger room sequence but it was merely a taste. Now there's talk of the giants playing a big part in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Is it too good to be true? See for yourself.
These comic book characters are more interesting than your regular action heroes. It would be very hard now to go back to Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard unless he was popping claws like Wolverine or started climbing up the wall like Spider-Man. - Mark Millar on the power that realistic special effects have given (his?) super hero movies. For the record we think that John McClane would kick Spider-Man's pansy ass and that he and Wolverine would probably get along disturbingly well.
We know our President is a little bit of a geek, having admitted to once collecting comics, and threading Superman jokes into a speech at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner. But he's not this much of a geek. He's not actually reading Mark Millar's Superior. That's a photoshop. A photoshop that seems to be the weapon of a badly managed unsubtle grab at attention from somebody. As Bleeding Cool points out, if Mark Millar is behind the 'shop, it wouldn't be the first time.
Wizard World, magazine publisher and host of numerous comic cons all around the nation, is launching the brand new Comic Con NYC, and its inaugural weekend is slated to coincide with the release date of Thor, May 6th, 2011. This new con is not to be confused with Wizard's other New York comic con, Big Apple Comic Con, which happens in the fall. It is also not to be confused with New York Comic Con, which is run by a different company. And don't confuse it with San Diego Comic Con, because it'll be a really long trip to correct that mistake.
Woot acquired by Amazon (TechCrunch)
Grandfather performs Lady Gaga, hilarity ensues (Urlesque)
Craigslist "For Sale" ad hall of fame (Nerve)
Brace yourself: Mark Millar's working on an Old Man Logan sequel (Robot6)
Jason Robert Brown wins the hearts and minds of copyright fraudsters (Jason Robert Brown)
Will Verizon's 4G network be better than Sprint's? (DVICE)
"People are playing Farmville because people are playing Farmville." (A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz)
(title image via ComicsAlliance)
What If Mark Millar Wrote DC Comics? (Bleeding Cool)
Terrifying Crossover: Cookie Monster + Symbiote (4th Letter)
Captain America and Deadpool Teach Etiquette (Reddit)
Horrible Development in Video Game Ads (Kotaku)
How to Play Monkey Pirate Robot Ninja Zombie (The Skwib)
Timelapse Sand Painting Video (Neatorama)
Disney Adventurer's Club in the Half-Life Engine (BoingBoing)
(image via Cinematical.)