Comic books are no strangers to off the wall advertising. In fact, when I first read this news on Geekologie my mind was instantly overwhelmed by thoughts of Hostess Fruit Pies and how they get so much better when you put them in the microwave. While those ads were fairly obvious, this recent Snickers ad was not.
In the midst of reading a Superman battle with Doomsday, Twitter user Dave Howlett turned the page only to see Batman appear…and offer Doomsday a Snickers.
DC put this ad in the middle of a comic where Superman is ACTUALLY FIGHTING DOOMSDAY and it was super confusing. pic.twitter.com/vjh0m2C1NW
Suicide Squad could have an opening weekend slightly smaller than Deadpool if box office projections are correct. THR reports that box office analysts are predicting a huge opening weekend for the film (which comes out Aug 5) and say their projections of $125 million may even be a bit conservative.
if the film does hit that number that will put it well ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy‘s $90 million opening weekend and only $10 million short of Deadpool.
With the amount of advertising I’ve seen in stores, and just going off people who read the site, I wouldn’t be surprised if this movie does a little bit better than Deadpool for two reasons…
Deadpool has already laid the groundwork for audiences to be excited for edgy superhero films.
PG-13 alone is going to bring in so many more teen filmgoers than Deadpool it’ll be ridiculous. I’m hoping to catch a matinee showing and avoid all the kids on this one because I’ll have a feeling I’ll get triggered otherwise. Are you planning on seeing the film the first weekend?
Since day one, I’ve been super interested in the idea of The New Superman. After all, Superman grew up as an all-American farmboy, so changing the nationality and culture of the character is a unique transformation entirely even if the powers remain the same.
One quote I liked in particular from this interview with writer Gene Luen Yang is when he describes the fundamental difference between Kenan Kong and Clark Kent:
“We get to take what’s universal in Superman, and explore it in a new cultural context…that’s what this first story arc is all about.”
That does sound pretty interesting. How does Superman operate in modern day China? Learn more in the video below.
Guy Ritchie is taking a break from Sherlock Holmes movies and heading into mythical medieval times with a new film about King Arthur. The film has gone by many names during its long development, and a new piece in EW says its latest title is King Arthur: Legend of The Sword.
There’s a couple of quick tidbits about the characters, including Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam’s street-wise king:
“He’s a bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor,” Hunnam says. “There’s definitely a harder edge than people would imagine.”
But the best part appears to be Jude Law’s villainous Vortigern, who usurped the throne after killing his brother, Uther Pendragon (played by Eric Bana). And since Vortigern is Arthur’s uncle, that basically makes this a Guy Ritchie take on classic Shakespeare (or The Lion King, with Vortigern as Scar). At the very least, it looks like Law will be able to chew some major scenery in this one.
King Arthur: Legend of The Sword hits theaters on March 24, 2017.
Director Rian Johnson has wrapped production on Star Wars: Episode VIII! The cast and crew were treated to a big wrap party, and we have a couple of emotional social network posts from Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill.
As you can see above, Ridley posted a cool photo of herself as Rey dramatically holding her lightsaber. I believe this might actually be our first look at Rey in Episode VIII and it doesn’t look like she’s changed much. For some reason, a lot of sites were making a big deal about Ridley hiding her hair style as she was working out at a gym, but this photo clearly shows that her hair style hasn’t really changed. Is her hair really even that important anyway? The image came with the following caption:
“And that is a wrap on Star Wars Episode VIII. My heart is brimming. #reyout”
Then there’s Hamill’s post, which is a photo of the wrap party, and it came with the following heartfelt message to the cast and crew:
“Saying goodbye is hard when you’ve had the time of your life. I can’t thank the cast and crew enough, I couldn’t have done it without you. Loads of love, mh #StarWars #EpVIII #WrapParty”
There’s a lot of excitement in the air for Star Wars right now because Star Wars Celebration starts tomorrow! I seriously which I was going to be in the U.K. covering it, but I’ll be back in the states preparing for Comic-Con. There’s sure to be a lot of cool reveals for the fans at Star Wars Celebration and we’ll make sure to post whatever is released to the rest of the world here on GeekTyrant, so stay tuned!
One thing we know for sure is that a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released tomorrow.
A new trailer for Suicide Squad has been released, and it has been dubbed the “Katana” trailer because it features more new footage of Karen Fukuhara‘s character Katana in action. For those of you who haven’t figured it out, Katana is part of Rick Flagg’s team. The two are brought in by Amanda Waller to help keep the Suicide Squad team in check as they embark on their mission to take down The Enchantress and The Adversary, which you can learn more about here.
There’s been a lot of talk and excitement over Suicide Squad including how Batman will be seen from the point of view from the villains for the first time in a movie. There will be more to come next week during San Diego Comic-Con, but in the meantime catch up on all of our Suicide Squad news here. Now enjoy the latest trailer thanks to ComicBook.com:
The cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s yearly Comic-Con preview issue has been released, and out of every film it could present, they went with The Dark Tower, which was unexpected yet awesome! It gives us our first official look at Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black.
Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower saga spans eight novels along with a few assorted short stories and comic books. The report says that the new movie “picks elements from throughout these writings to assemble a new take on the story of Roland the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and his pursuit of the sorcerer known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), who intends to collapse the tower and rule the ruins and chaos alongside a sinister force known as the Crimson King.”
The upcoming issue will be packed full of information regarding the film, and they offer a list of some of what you will find including another photo of Elba at the bottom:
Exclusive photos, showing the vast plains of Mid-World, the shadowy Dixie Pig hideaway of the demons who infest our world, and the visions of a boy named Jake Chambers (Tom Holloway) who is either the key to saving the mythic Tower or the instrument of its destruction.
Revelations from director Nikolaj Arcel (the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair, and one of King’s lifelong Constant Readers) about where the story picks up, which elements from the novels are being explored – and which are being left out.
Elba on the redemption story of Roland, who has “forgotten the face of his father” (or lost his way) in his relentless pursuit of the Man in Black. The actor also comments for the first time about race-swapping the Gunslinger, who until now has always been depicted as white.
McConaughey on the loneliness of evil, the reasons his villain “reveres” the hero chasing him, and why The Man in Black has taken a real shine to present-day New York City.
Finally, as an extra treat, King himself weighs in on the film, explains what he asked to change in the script, and provides new insight into how the Tower saga connects to some of his other books, like The Shining, The Stand, and one long-ago short story.
So if you’re a fan of The Dark Tower series, this upcoming issue is something you’ll most definitely want to pick up. Of course, you can always count on us to report on the highlights.
The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.
The movie also stars Abbey Lee as Tirana and Fran Kranz as Pimli with Katheryn Winnick,Jackie Earl Haley, and Richard Sayre.
The Dark Tower is being directed byNikolaj Arcel, and the first film is set to be released on February 17th, 2017.
Marvel Comics recently released their Marvel NOW! Previews Magazine, and it teases a new budding romance between Miles Morales’ Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy’s Spider-Gwen of Earth-65.
As both individual comics continue, you can see in the images that Marvel isn’t holding back any teases of what’s to come. The two characters are most definitely getting together.
The cover of Spider-Gwen #15 shows Miles and Gwen swinging through New York City, and it comes with the tagline, “Miles and Gwen sitting in a tree…” Then, you can see on the cover of Spider-Man #12 the two heroes are hanging upside down locking lips and the tagline for that is, “K-I-S-S-I-N-G.”
This is great for any fans who were hoping to see this happen, but if you weren’t and you wanted to see Miles end up with the likes of Ms. Marvel, who was recently added to the Avengers roster, you’re shit out of luck and you’re just going to have to deal with it.
In case you’re not up to speed, this is not the Gwen Stacy from the main Marvel universe. She was Peter Parker’s long time love interest who ended up being killed by Green Goblin. This new Gwen Stacy is an entirely different person who is Spider-Woman, and she has a completely different history. It still seems a bit weird to see a different version of Spider-Man getting romantically involved with a different version of Gwen, but that’s just comic book life, folks!
Both these comics will be released in the Fall of 2016 as a part of the Marvel NOW! lineup.
We often end up writing about movies that have been stuck in various stages of development for years that eventually find the right circumstances to finally coalesce into a finished movie. That’s the mercurial nature of the industry, but here’s a passion project that’s the longest-running dream I can remember. Warren Beatty (Dick Tracy) has been working on a Howard Hughes movie for forty years (!), and 20th Century Fox has just released the first trailer and poster. It’s called Rules Don’t Apply, and it’s not a traditional biopic; he plays Hughes, but Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich (who starred in Hail, Caesar!, another Hollywood period piece, and will star in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off) are the main characters who move to Hollywood in the late fifties and get swept up in a forbidden romance.
I’d suggest watching the first minute or two of this trailer to see if it looks like something you’d be interested in, and then not finishing it. As usual with trailers these days, it seems to give away a majority of the storyline, and I sort of feel like I’ve seen the whole movie already.
Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, and more co-star.
Rules Don’t Apply hits theaters on November 23, 2016.
Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about YouTuber Paweł Zadrożniak‘s cover of John Williams’Star Wars music played on 64 floppy disk drives. Well, he’s baaaaaaaack…
Just a few weeks after the mostly-awesome sixth season of Game of Thronescame to an end, the master of floppy disk music has returned with his own version of the HBO fantasy show’s theme song. You can find out more about how this mechanical orchestra works right here.