Yesterday's episode of Lucasfilm's web series The Star Wars Show has a number of birthday wishes for the franchise, which released its first film on May 25th, 1977. This included comedian Paul Scheer, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, and a song from the cast of Hamilton.Read More
Today in "things you say when your character gets a movie."
The Deadpool movie certainly looks to be staying true to its source material, but creator Rob Liefeld is willing to take it a step further: this Deadpool might just be the Deadpool.Read More
Ryan Reynolds Surprised Fans by Showing Them All of Deadpool Last Night; First Reactions Appear Online
Yesterday, Fox held an event for Deadpool fans in New York and L.A. advertised as a chance to see "first look footage" of the movie. Instead, attendees were shown the entire film and met some of its stars--Reynolds hung out at the NYC screening (see above), and T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and Stan Lee attended the L.A. event.Read More
The creator of Deadpool spoke at Comikaze this weekend about what exactly happened when Richard and Lauren Shuler Donner sat down to talk to him about making the character the Merc with the Movie. And there's good news for fans of Cable.Read More
Togeher they will take on Daleku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness.
Man, if this Redbubble t-shirt were real and the Doctor had given Samurai Jack a lift, that whole "undoing the future that is Aku" thing would have been so much easier.Read More
Things We Saw Today
Whether you love him, hate him, or respect the man simply on the grounds that he puts up with all the vitriol each day with a smile, comic book artist and perennial punching bag Rob Liefeld was instrumental in the formation of Image Comics: A publisher that for over 20 years has provided an outlet for aspiring writers and artists to have their work published in an industry dominated by Marvel and DC Comics. Despite clashes within the company that led to his resignation in 1996, Liefeld believes that the legacy of Image Comics is one that needs to be told as a feature-length biopic, acknowledging the comic creators that risked everything to make their collective ambition a reality. Liefeld completed the screenplay for the film, called Icons, in just three days, and he's cobbled together a wishlist of potential actors to portray some of the comic industry's greatest. For the role of Liefeld, the man himself has chosen Chris Pine -- as in the current Captain Kirk -- for the honor.Read More
Things We Saw Today
In an interview with the LA Times and in a Twitter based Q&A session, Frank Miller has revealed some details of his upcoming Xerxes, a graphic novel prequel to the groundbreaking 300 with a decent shot at becoming another movie if all goes according to plan. For example, while Xerxes is the title character, the "lead character" is Themistocles, whose historical role is actually super interesting. Even Miller admits that the intellectual Athenian statesman Themistocles is the polar opposite of the Spartan war-king Leonidas. The story will begin at the Battle of Marathon and cover ten years' time, presumably wrapping up somewhere around the Battle of Thermopylae (i.e., 300). Both Leonidas and Ephialtes will appear.
Well, that's all the facts. But we'd be remiss if we didn't point out the details in there that stirred the sleeping beast of our nerdrage. Stirred it, but did not rouse it to full wakefulness.
Also, why is it that even unaltered stills from 300 look like bad Photoshop mock-ups?Read More