Bryan Singer loves to tease X-Men fans with his tweets. On Friday, Singer tweeted what could only be the exterior of the Cerebro set. For the forgetful or unfamiliar, Cerebro is the spherical telepathic conductor that Professor Xavier uses to find every mutant on the planet; it was a crucial plot point in X2 and we saw it in a crude, stripped down version for X-Men: First Class.
General Zod has a message for the people of the Earth and it doesn't bode well for us, unless Superman gives himself up. The hype machine is kicking in for Man of Steel and we have a viral teaser where we get our first listen to Michael Shannon as Zod issuing a stark warning. You can watch below.
June 14th is approaching like a speeding bullet, and in anticipation of Man of Steel's release, Warner Bros are beginning to ramp up the marketing.
Here is the first image from RED director Robert Schwentke's latest action comedy, R.I.P.D.
The 300 prequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, takes place during the early conquests of the Persian Empire. The main antagonist is Xerxes, the God-King, played by Rodrigo Santoro, who leads the charge on land. However, there is another ruthless Persian for the amassed forces of Greece to contend with, this time over sea, with Eva Green's Artemesia.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov recently to speak about the upcoming Superman movie; Man Of Steel. Robinov revealed that this Superman movie will set the tone for what further DC comic superhero movies are going to be like going forward.
We have been inundated with superhero films in the last few years. Some have been massive hits such as Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy or Marvel's The Avengers, but some have failed to ignite interest or box office success such as Green Lantern or The Fantastic Four. How or why these certain films perform is based on numerous factors, such as the quality of the film, but having a well-established property that the general public is interested in certainly helps. Now we have some more news regarding the most famous superhero of all time: Superman.
Morris Chestnunt, best known for his role in Boyz N The Hood and the Kick-Ass movies, slipped up on Twitter last night with the following entry:
"It's time to get familiar with the Black Panther character."
Hey there, you sweaty masses of geekery, how's your week been? New visitor to the column? Hello! This is Panels to Frames, and I'm here to talk about comic book movies.
The new Wolverine movie, aptly (and somewhat confusingly for some people, it would seem) titled "The Wolverine" is almost upon us, and promises to be a very different film to the critically annihilated "X-men Origins: Wolverine" from a while back. To be honest, after that and X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolvie has some ground to recover.
300 gets an awful lot of flack now, but at the time it was a pretty remarkable achievement, with Zack Snyder producing an action aesthetic that was artful as well as thrilling. It was a beautiful film plastered over some ugly, pro-fascist source material. It's also admirable how little Snyder tried to soften Frank Miller's hardline politics, just presenting the story as is.
Detractors be damned, the film was a huge hit, and so naturally Warner Bros. wanted more. A sequel was out of the question, given the entire cast were killed at the end of the first movie, but Frank Miller had a prequel in the works. Miller's graphic novel, titled Xerxes, would tell the story of the self-appointed God-King as he builds his great Persian empire, and the Greek warriors who opposed him.