Halloween II Comes to Blu-Ray With Interesting Extras

Digital Bits is reporting that the original Halloween II (directed by Rick Rosenthal) will be released on Blu-Ray on September 13. The 30th anniversary edition will include the documentary movie Terror in the Aisles hosted by Nancy Allen and the late Donald Pleasence. Also included in the extras is an alternate ending. This has me intrigued. This is probably the ending that is on the television version of the film. That ending shows that Lance Guest (The Last Starfighter) who played Jimmy in the movie, survived Michael's return to Haddonfield.

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THOR 2 Confirmed for 2013, No Branagh This Time

Expect the second Thor to be released July 26, 2013. The sequel will not have Kenneth Branagh in the director's chair, but he will still be involved in a producing capacity. Reports say the split was an amicable one. Thor has already grossed $437 million worldwide and still going.

Thor will not be the only Marvel movie that summer. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, which will be written and directed by Shane Black (Kiss, Kiss Bang, Bang).

I'm disappointed in Branagh leaving, I felt he did a great job. However, I think the sequel will be more action and less drama, so I don't know if that may be the case here. We'll see...

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Transformers Had a Great Opening Day...Sort Of

Transformers: Dark of the Moon pulled in $37.7 million Wednesday, ranking it #6 of all-time Wednesday openings. Which would be good news, but Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ranks #2 with just over $62 million. I'm sure part of it is due to the big blockbuster every week scenario we've been going through. Could it also be the backlash we're starting to see regarding 3D movies? This is the first in the franchise to be in 3D. Could it be due to the response of the last film? RotF had a Rotten Tomatoe ranking of 20%, while DotM has a 36% (the first film had a ranking of 57%).

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Rod Serling Biopic in the Works

Deadline is reporting that Bureau of Moving Pictures (cool name) has acquired the rights to a movie based on the life of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. Serling's widow, Carol will be a producer of the project. The script will be written by Stanley Weiser (Wall Street, Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, W.).

In addition to creating the landmark TV series, Serling also created Night Gallery and wrote for several TV shows during the 1950s and 1960s. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes. Serling died in 1975 after three severe heart attacks, the last happened during a heart bypass surgery. He was well known for smoking cigarettes as well.

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Wolverine to Start Shooting in October

Apparently The Wolverine will start shooting in some time in October. At least that's what Hugh Jackman has been saying in recent interviews. 20th Century Fox is eyeing a release in 2012. If so...wow. You thought this year was full of superhero movies, take a look at next year...

Ghost Rider 2 - February 12
The Avengers - May 4
The Amazing Spider-Man July 3
The Dark Knight Rises - July 20
Man of Steel - sometime in December
The Wolverine - ????

That doesn't even include Men in Black III (May 25). Geez. Is this too much? Not enough? Just right? I don't know.

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Possible Plot to Prometheus?

i09 has received what may or may not be the plot to the kinda-sorta prequel to Alien film Prometheus directed by Ridley Scott. Read on if you dare...

Earth. Year 2058.

Archaeological digs in Africa reveal alien artifacts that humans were genetically engineered by a advanced alien race (space jockeys). These "Alien Gods" also terraformed Earth in order to make it habitable for their human creations. Amongst finds are coordinates to the Alien God's home-world, to Paradise. Months later the Weyland Corp launch the spaceship PROMETHEUS and his crew, into deep space to make first contact. Thanks to faster than light travel a few years later the PROMETHEUS enters the Zeta Riticuli star system. Humans are greeted by their makers, then transported further into space to a scary yet fascinating world. The Alien Gods are proud of their "children", their first creation to reach such levels of intelligence.

As a reward they share bits of their astonishing bio-based technologies with the humans. But for one crew member of the Prometheus it's not enough. In a treacherous act he steals the "bio-source code" to Terraforming, a technology at the origin of all Gods' power, that could make humans equal to the gods. The Alien Gods may be scientists but are also ruthless conquerors, destroyers of worlds who will not accept humans as equals. They unleash on the escaping human crew their favorite bio-weapon, a creature used to "clean up" worlds before colonization. But something goes wrong in the process and humans manage to turn the bio-weapon against their makers. Giving birth to a smarter, nastier, bigger breed of gut eating creatures. Creatures that will be the demise of Paradise. What's left of the Prometheus crew manages to escape the doomed planet.

On their trail a survivor Alien God in very familiar ship with one ultimate mission.

Bring the wrath of the Gods to Earth.

Hmmm...the Aliens being bio-weapons from the get-go. Take this with a grain of salt, but it may be interesting.

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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Trailer Premieres

The trailer for the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible has hit the internet. The plot: the IMF organization is accused of being terrorists after a bomb goes off in the Kremlin. Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt. Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, and Tom Wilkinson also star. The movie is set to be released sometime in December. Enjoy!

Joe Johnston Wants a Crack at a Rocketeer Sequel

While doing an interview with Film Journal International talking about the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger, he stated that he would like to return to his first adventure into the comic book movie world - The Rocketeer.

"I'd love to make a sequel to The Rocketeer. The film didn't do as well at the box office as we all hoped, but it has endured and generated a following. It was great fun and I'd love to re-explore Cliff Secord's world. If there are other comic-book heroes who have as human a story as Steve Rogers, I'd be interested. Too many comic-book movies rely on spectacle when the story is weak. With Captain America, we got the story firing on all cylinders first so the spectacle was fully justified. More than anything, I want everyone in the audience to sink into the alternate reality of the 1940s, enjoy the ride and come out of the theater humming the Captain America theme. The movie is a helluva lot of fun."

I want to see it, how about you? You can read the rest of the interview here.

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Frank Miller's Holy Terror Gets a Release Date

Frank Miller's next project has a release date of September 14, 2011. Legendary Comics, a division of Legendary Entertainment, will release the landscape 10 x 13, 120 page book with a $29.99 price. The project was original announced in 2006 as a DC project. Miller pitched the idea as "Batman vs. Al Qaeda. It's five years later, not a DC project and obviously does not include Batman. The protagonist is now a new hero called "The Fixer." Quite honestly don't know what to make of this.

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Brief Update on Incredible Hulk TV Series

Guillermo Del Toro talked to FEARNet bout a couple of things including the progress on the Incredible Hulk series. Here's what he said...

We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago. And then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages.

When asked about being different from the other versions...

I think so. Or we wouldn't be trying it. Actually, one of the points of this project early on with Marvel, was "We're going to do this thing different, and here's how. Are you interested?" And they were.

Not much news, but sounds good. Comments can be made on our Facebook page.

Haley Joel Osment Cast in Wake the Dead

Variety is reporting that Haley Joel Osmet is returning to the big screen in the adaptation of the Steve Niles' graphic novel Wake the Dead. The actor had put his career on hold while attending college.
A modern retelling of the Frankenstein story, Wake the Dead is about a college student named Victor who's goal is to reverse death. This is the second work of Steve Niles to be adapted to the big screen following 2007's 30 Days of Night.
The film will be directed by Jay Russell (Ladder 49, Tuck Everlasting) from a script by James V. Hart (Bram Stoker's Dracula, Contact).

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No Green Lantern Sequel After All?

To butcher up a great Twain quote: "the reports of the Green Lantern sequel being alive are greatly exaggerated." The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the second Green Lantern movie was in the planning stages, now reports that may not be the case. The report says that the budget for the film was $200 million and the marketing was AT LEAST that much. After a full week and a weekend, the film has pulled in just under $9o million, and with other big movies coming out soon (Transformers 3 this weekend), the window is closing fast.

So, say goodbye to a Green Lantern franchise, for now. That is very unfortunate. And we are partly to blame. Yes, there was a lot of information that needed to be covered in a short (possibly too short) period of time, but I thought the movie was handled very well. The fans want DC hero movies other than Superman and Batman. Here was there first opportunity - and they didn't embrace it. SO - expect more Bats and Supes and that's it. No Wonder Woman (especially after the TV pilot), Flash (no one seemed to have watch the show back in the 90s), JLA, or other characters to have a live action film. Oh well, we have Captain America, more Thor and Iron Man, and the Avengers to look forward to.

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Green Lantern Sequel Planned Despite Box Office

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that, despite the lower than expected box office receipts, Warner Brothers is planning a sequel to Green Lantern. The film took a 66% decline in receipts from opening weekend. The film pulled in just over $18 million for the weekend and over $89 million total in the U.S. The article also suggests why they are doing a sequel - with the Harry Potter series ending in a few weeks (and I might add the Nolan's Batman ending next year), the studio needs new franchises.

I admit there was a lot that needed to be covered in the movie and I think it was done pretty well. I thought the movie was great. Was it exactly like the comic? No, and it never will be. We've already had this discussion. I wish fanboys and fangirls would be a little more open-minded. Yes, Parallax wasn't the same as he was in the comics, but I didn't really have a problem with what they did. I hated that they killed off Hector Hammond, but Hal has more villains. They have already setup a future villain (I hope you stuck around during the credits to see that).

This also tells me that the door is not closed for other DC characters to be given a chance to be on the big screen. There has been talk about movies for Wonder Woman, Flash, and the JLA just to mention a few. I hope that happens. What do you think? Share your comments on our Facebook page.

New Apollo 18 Trailer

A new trailer for Apollo 18 has been released. It looks real good. This is a movie that Les told me about awhile back. I looked into it and was hooked.

The premise....Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

The movie is slated for a September 2nd release.

RIP Peter Falk (1927-2011)

The Fellowship is saddened to hear of another loss last night. Peter Falk, best known as the unorthodox detective Columbo on the show with the same name, passed away. He had been suffering from Alzheimers. His last role was Father Rudolph in the movie American Cowslip.

While he's best known as Columbo, he had a lengthy career in the movies, including such titles as Murder by Death, The Princess Bride, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Robin and the 7 Hoods, and The Cheap Detective.

Falk was also nominated for two Oscars; in 1961 he got the nod for "Murder, Inc.," while a year later, he earned a nomination for "Pocketful of Miracles."

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Rocketeer Animated Fan Film

Comic Vine brought this to my attention. This is a fan madeLink animated short to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Rocketeer's movie release.

This is very well done. In fact, it made me want a Rocketeer: The Animated Series cartoon. What do you think? Send me a response on our Facebook page.

The Rocketeer 20th anniversary from John Banana on Vimeo.

Own the Blueprints to Star Wars

Coming this fall is a book call Star Wars: The Blueprints. The book (limited to 5,000) contains blueprints to the sets, vehicles, and droids used in all six episodes of the Star Wars Saga. Epic Ink Productions put the book together with the Lucasfilm Archives. Each book is hand numbered. Copies #1-125 will be signed by A New Hope art director Norman Reynolds; art director Les Dilley; and set dresser Roger Christian and goes for $1000. Copies #126-5,000 are priced at $500. Here is a teaser trailer for the book...

R.I.P. Gene Colan (1926-2011)

The Fellowship is saddened to report that Gene Colan died last night at the age of 84. According to Clifford Meth, he had been in and out of a coma for the last week. Gene is a legend in the industry, there isn't a character he has not done, but most famous for his pencil work on Tomb of Dracula, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Batman, and Iron Man.

He started in comics in 1944, but left to join the Army. When he returned in 1946, he worked for Timely Comics (now known as Marvel). After being let go in 1948, he freelanced for National Comics (now DC). He did freelance work for Marvel in the 1960's and worked on every title they had, but was known for his work on Iron Man, Daredevil and Captain America. He co-created Captain America's partner, the Falcon. During the 1970's he worked on Tomb of Dracula (he co-created Blade) and Howard the Duck, but left the company in the 1980's to bring his unique style to Batman. He also worked on Wonder Woman, reunited with his Tomb of Dracula partner Marv Wolfman to do Nightforce, and Silverblade, among other projects. He slowed down during the 1990's and 2000's and started having health issues. His last original work was Captain America #601 (released September 2009) which won an Eisner Award.

His unique style will never be seen again. I loved his work and want to thank him for his beautiful art. Farewell, Mr. Colan. Gone, but not forgotten. Our thoughts go to his family, friends, and legion of fans. Please share your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Ready or Not, Here Comes a Remake of Wargames

Yet an another movie from the 1980s is being remade. Deadline is reporting that MGM is letting Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) to develop the film for him to direct. The original dealt with a high school student breaking into military computer thinking he was accessing a game developer system and nearly starting World War III. The film starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy.

Not sure what to think of this. Generally I don't like remakes, but this has potential given how things are now days. But they HAVE to get Barry Corbin back as General Beringer so we can hear him say again "Mr. McKittrick, after very careful consideration, sir, I've come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks."

Pierce Brosnan to Star in Bag of Bones?

Sources are telling Shock Till You Drop that the former Remington Steele/James Bond actor is indeed in Bag of Bones. The movie is being directed by Mick Garris (The Shining mini-series, Sleepwalkers, The Stand, Psycho IV: The Beginning). Brosnan will play Mike Noonan, an author who suffers from writer's block after his wife's death. A dream makes him return to their summer home in western Maine. Noonan gets caught in a custody battle involving the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather. He also finds out that his summer home is haunted by spirits, including his wife.

No release date has been given. Sounds interesting but hey, it's a Stephen King story. What do you expect? :)

News, Confirmation on The Crow Reboot

Alex Tse has been hired to write the re-imagining/remake/reboot/reinvention of the Crow franchise. This is not his first venture into comics adaption to movies - he wrote the screenplay to Watchmen. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has been officially announced as director and Bradley Cooper (the A-Team, the Hangover series) will play Eric Draven.

The Crow revolves around Draven and his fiancée, Shelly, who are assaulted by a gang of street thugs after their car breaks down. Eric is shot in the head and is paralyzed, and can only watch as Shelly is savagely beaten and raped. They are then left for dead on the side of the road. He is resurrected by a crow (or believes himself to be) and seeks vengeance on the murderers, methodically stalking and killing them. The original version starred Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee. He died in a tragic accident during the filming of the Crow. There were two theatrical sequels, a Canadian TV series and a direct to DVD sequel. What are your thoughts about this reboot?

Ape Research Video (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

GeekTyrant has posted a video which has to be part of a viral campaign for the upcoming Rise of the Planet of Apes. In the video, you see an Ape walking upright. The movie will be released August 5th. Thoughts?

First Official Images From The Hobbit

Entertainment Weekly has posted three images from The Hobbit, including our first look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins....

Freeman receiving direction from Peter Jackson

Sir Ian McKellan back as Gandalf the Grey

Another image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo

The first film, An Unexpected Journey is scheduled for a December 12, 2012 release. The second, There and Back Again, will be out December 13, 2013. So...what do you guys think?

Adam West, Walter Koeing, Ann and Nancy Wilson Part of the 2012 Group of Walk of Fame Honorees

Adam West, Walter Koeing, Malcolm McDowell, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart are just some of the ones who will received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here is the official press release...


HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 21, 2011 —A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today by the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 17, 2011 and ratified by the Chamber's Board of Directors.

The Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2012 are:

Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson,
John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone, Kate Winslet and Richard Burton (posthumous)

Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Walter Koenig, and Adam West

Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Jennifer Lopez, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Barry White (posthumous)

Ellen K.

“The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year, as well as to generate a once-in-a-lifetime Hollywood experience for many of the visitors who stop by when their favorite personalities are having their stars placed in the world-famous sidewalk of the stars,” said John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee.




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Image Comics Announces Rating System

Image Comics decided to join the party today by announcing their rating system for their comics - both print and digital. Here is the official press release...

Official Press Release

Image Comics titles will soon adopt a rating system consistent with that instituted by DC Comics in January of this year. This rating system will be used for both print and digital releases.

Beginning with July 2011 titles, all Image titles will use the following rating system:

E - EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)
T - TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
T+ - TEEN PLUS (16 and up, may contain moderate violence, moderate profanity use and suggestive themes )
M - MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

"Retailers have been asking us to more clearly define which audiences our various comics are aimed at for some time, and we're pleased to finally comply with those requests," said Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. "It's been nearly a decade since the comics industry began the process of abandoning the Comics Code Authority, but during that time there hasn't been one consistent rating system. The system DC employs is by far the clearest, so it makes sense to go with that."

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphicnovels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more bythe finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com

David Goyer to Adapt 100 Bullets for Showtime

David Goyer is set to write and executive produce 100 Bullets, the Harvey and Eisner award winning series from DC/Vertigo that ran from 1999 - 2009. The show will be on the Showtime channel. 100 Bullets was written by Brian Azzarello (Joker graphic novel, Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance, the upcoming Wonder Woman reboot) and illustrated by Eduardo Risso. The series revolved around Agent Graves, who was wronged and given a chance to get revenge against the organization known as "the Trust" only armed with a handgun, 100 untraceable bullets, and evidence to give to people also wronged.

Goyer is no stranger to adapting DC properties to the TV/movies, he wrote the scripts for the Blade trilogy, the Chris Nolan Batman trilogy, and the upcoming Man of Steel - the Superman reboot film. There has been no mention of when they expect the show to air.

Trailer for Puss in Boots Movie

This trailer premiered last night. Les and I laughed our boots off watching this before the broadcast. Antonio Banderas reprises his role from the Shrek movies and is joined by Salma Hayek (a Desperado reunion!) as Kitty and Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Dumpty. The film is scheduled for a November 4th release.

Trailer for Green Lantern The Animated Series

Here's a new trailer for the new Green Lantern the Animated Series that will start in November on Cartoon Network. It's looking really good so far and I have high hopes for it.

Halloween 3D in Production!

Halloweenmovies.com has posted the news that Halloween 3D is back in production at Trancas International with a release date of October 26, 2012. No word on cast and crew, but I think it's safe to assume two things...1) Rob Zombie will not be involved and 2) Michael is very much alive!

I've been a fan of the franchise from the get-go. I've suffered thru the highs (the original, H20) and the lows (Halloween 5...ugh), and still stay with it. I had mixed feelings about a reboot, especially with Zombie involved. I liked the first film and kinda liked the second one...I guess. Need to see it again to see if it makes more sense. I'm not sure what I think about a third installment however. Especially if it's in 3D! I really wish that trend would end.

Numbers From Free Comic Book Day 2011

ICv2 has the numbers from this past Free Comic Book Day and they are encouraging...

  • Over 1 million customers visited a comic store on the FCBD
  • 2.4 million of the 2.7 million comics ordered were given out
  • 54% of the participating shops better than usual profits for a Saturday, 37% of them had profits better than a Wednesday (new comic day)
  • 71.83% of the stores said the day was “extremely positive,” with 14.08% saying it was “somewhat positive,” 10.33% “neutral,” 2.82% “somewhat negative,” and just .94% as “extremely negative.”

Green Lantern Pulls in $3.35 Million at Midnight Shows

The numbers have come out and Green Lantern did $3.35 million from the midnight shows. Warner Brothers seem to be pleased with the numbers. It did better than THOR ($3.2 mill) and X-Men: First Class ($3.3 mill). The movie was shown on more screens (1810) compared to THOR (1800) and X-Men (1783) , but it's not a huge discrepancy in numbers.

The question is how will it do the rest of the weekend. With Negative reviews from critics and fanboys screaming at how the movie veered from the comics, you wonder how the general public will react to that.

New Muppets Trailer Pokes at Green Lantern

Funny stuff.....The movie is scheduled for a November 23, 2011 release.

Uncanny X-Men to be Cancelled; Team Split in Two

As the result of the upcoming story arc "Schism," Uncanny X-Men will end at #544 in November. Uncanny X-Men #1 will also come out in November. The other book will be called Wolverine & The X-Men. If the image to the right is correct, Cyclops will lead a team consisting of: Magneto, Storm, Iceman, Psylocke, Gambit and... I dunno. Wolverine's team will have: Emma Frost Colossus, Shadowcat, Rogue, and Archangel. Xavier's loyality seems to be up in the air. Not sure why you cancel a book and bring it back with a new #1, but this is Marvel. Will they go back to the original numbering for #550? Probably not (too soon), but #600 is out there...and we have seen what they do when a book gets close to that number.

Beasts of Burden Heading to the Big Screen?

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Dark Horse's Beasts of Burden series is heading to the big screen as a CGI-animated movie. Andrew Adamson, director of Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia will produce alongside his Strange Weather Films partner Aron Warner and Dark Horse Entertainment's Mike Richardson.

The book is about a group of dogs and one cat who get together to protect their owners from a supernatural threat. Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) created the characters, which first appeared in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, Witchcraft, the Dead and Monsters, and earned the duo Eisner Awards for best short story and best painter.

I have not read these stories, but have heard great things about them, so I need to check this out.

A Major Reveal for The Dark Knight Rises? (spoilers)

From the "take it with a grain of salt" department, but sources have told ComicBookMovie.com something pretty important will happen in The Dark Knight Rises...

Kinda surprised that they are doing this - if this information is accurate. The website also posted a note saying this info is "from a completely reliable source." We shall see....

Your thoughts?

Dick Tracy Movie Comes to Blu-Ray; Sequel in the Works

Warren Beatty is at the Hero Complex Festival in LA for the HD screening of his movie, Dick Tracy. Afterwards, he announced that the movie will be released on Blu-Ray. He then said that he is in the process of doing a sequel. If you remember, he recently won a lawsuit against Tribune over the rights of the character. Here's his comments (from geek tyrant)...

“I’m gonna make another one.” (continued when pressed for information) “I think it’s dumb talking about movies before you make them. I just don’t do it. It gives you the perfect excuse to avoid making them." So what would you like to see in the sequel?

Post-Flashpoint Update: More Books....a Couple of Surprises

The Source has revealed seven more books today, and seems to confirm that the company is merging all of the other universe together. We saw the DC characters who moved over to Vertigo come back (Constantine, Swamp Thing, Shade), then we saw Static Shock return (Milestone Comics). Today, we see the inclusion of Wildstorm characters...

Stormwatch by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda.
Stormwatch is a dangerous super human strike force whose existence is kept secret from the world. Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the crew look to recruit two of the deadliest super humans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo. And if they say no? Perhaps the Martian Manhunter can change their minds.

Sgt. Rock and The Men of War by Ivan Brandon and Tom Derenick.
The grandson of the original Sgt. Rock assumes the command of Easy Company, a team of crack ex-military men financed by a covert military contractor, as they brave the battle-scarred landscape carved by the DC Universe’s super-villains.

OMAC by Dan Didio and Kieth Giffen, art by Giffen and Scott Koblish
A man loses control of his life as the omnipresent Brother Eye transforms him against his will into a powerful killing machine OMAC.

Deathstroke by Kyle Higgins and Joe Bennett and Art Thibert
A metahuman mercenary who made a living taking out the toughest targets, Deathstroke will reclaim his fearsome legacy by any means necessary.

Blackhawks by Mike Costa and Ken Lashley
Blackhawk is an elite group of mercenaries made up of brave men from around the world equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us.

All-Star Western by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat
Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant – and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex’s special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer? Featuring back-up stories starring DC’s other western heroes.

GRIFTER by Nathan Edmondson and CAFU and BIT
Ex-black ops agent Cole Cash is a charming grifter that few can resist. And yet he’s about to be branded a serial killer when he begins hunting and exterminating inhuman creatures hidden in human form – creatures only he can see. Can the biggest sweet talker of all time talk his way out of this one when even his brother thinks he’s gone over the edge?

I'm kinda impressed with this batch, how about you? OMAC's mohawk is way too funky, but that's Giffen for you.

Post-Flashpoint Update: More Announcements

The Source has revealed more books and teams that will be coming our way in September. The theme of this grouping is teen-oriented and will alleviate some concerns (including mine) regarding characters who have not been seen since the company started revealing the new vision...

Legion Lost by Fabian Nicieza and Pete Woods. Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from total annihilation. When the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world and an ultimate struggle to survive.

Legion of Super-Heroes by Paul Levitz and Francis Portella. In the 31st century, the Legion of Superheroes is reeling from the loss of seven of their finest — and trying desperately to keep their youngest recruits alive against a series of terrible new threats.

Static Shock by John Rozum and Scott McDaniel, Scott also handling art with Jonathan Glapion. Virgil Hawkins has been gifted with incredible electrical powers. Adopting the persona of Static, he faces super-powered street gangs, raging hormones, homework, and girls.
Teen Titans by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund. Tim Drake is forced to step out from behind his keyboard when an international organization seeks to capture or kill super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he must team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and a hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash.
Hawk and Dove by Sterling Gates and Rob Liefield. It’s up to the living avatars of war and peace to root out the hidden forces who look to plunge the country into a deadly civil war.

So, what do you guys think??