Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) is the latest actress to be cast in Starz series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. She has been cast in the role of Laura Moon. She is the wife of Shadow Moon and "has been preparing for her husband's pending prison release. Little does she know that she will go on an unexpected journey that leads her to an epiphany about her relationship and affords her a second chance to get things right."
I've always liked Browning as an actress, and I think this will be a great role for her to take on. Gaiman said of her casting:
“I've been fascinated by Emily Browning since ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’. She has a challenge ahead of her: Laura is a tricky character, and the Laura on the screen is even trickier and more dangerous than the one on the page. She's going to have a wonderful time bringing Laura to life.”
Series producers Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green (Heroes)made a joint statement expressing their excitement for Browning's involvement:
“You don’t need a magical coin when you have Emily Browning. She brings a fascinating spark of life to every role she inhabits and we are tickled she will be lighting up Laura Moon and bringing her to life in more ways than one on American Gods.”
Browning joins the previously cast Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon. This seems like it's shaping up to be a solid series. The talent that is involved so far with both the cast and crew is pretty impressive.
The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
YouTube user Darth Blender has created an awesome retro fan trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice using footage from classic 1940s Superman and Batman serials. As you'll see, the end result is remarkably spectacular. They even managed to throw in Godzilla in the place of Doomsday and Lynda Carter's version of Wonder Woman.
1940s were great for American movies: Hitchcock, Capra, Welles, Wyler, Bogart, the film noir genre... And why not superhero movies? Kirk Allyn stars the most awaited movie of a decade: Batman vs Superman - Coming soon.
This video brought happiness into my life today. I hope it does the same for you!
As most of you probably already know, Kevin Smith is currently directing an episode of The Flash for The CW. This is the first time that Smith has actually directed something based on a comic book property, which is crazy because he is such a huge comic book geek. You would have thought he'd get around to it sooner. But he's doing it now, and it looks like he might incorporate two of his classic characters into the episode he's working on.
Smith posted a photo of himself with his long-time friend and on-screen buddy Jason Mewes standing in front CC Jitters, which is a signature coffee shop in Central City. He doesn't come right out and say it, but he could possibly be teasing a cameo by Jay & Silent Bob, which wouldn't surprise me at all if it happens. Of course, the two friends could be hanging out on the set just for the hell of it.
We probably won't find out for sure until the episode is released. The episode was written by Thor writer Zach Stentz, and there are no details on what it will be about, but it will air in May of 2016.
Those of you who aren't big fans of the new Spider-Man we were introduced to the last trailer for Captain America: Civil War are gonna love this alternate ending. The video was created by YouTube user Mightyraccoon!, and it sure did make me bust out in laughter.
Yeah, Tony Stark thought he was so smart and clever calling in Spider-Man for a little assistance. One of the members of Captain America's team isn't amused, though. Watch how he perfectly handles the situation in the video below!
I've seen a lot of parody videos of this Spider-Man reveal, but this... this is my favorite.
Another TV spot for Warcraft has been released by Legendary Pictures and by the look of it, the movie seems to be really promising. Fingers crossed! Judging from what is depicted in the newest footage, the alliance between humans and orcs still looks kind of impossible.
The story takes place in Azeroth – a realm that used to exist in peace but now stands on the verge of an epic war. The population there, led by the humans, has to face a nation of mighty orc warriors and their families that leave their dying world in attempt to find a new and non-violent place to live in. Two worlds will collide. Two worlds will either see their own destruction or rescue because it’s not winter that is coming here. It’s war.
Warcraft is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones. The movie cast includes Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky, and Daniel Wu. It debuts on June 10, 2016.
I know Warcraft will shock and awe fans with its storyline, characters, and great CGI. So I’m not having any troubles with being excited about this one!
It looks like Simon Pegg will be joining Steven Spielberg's next sci-fi film project, Ready Player One. The actor is currently in negotiations to play a character named Orgen Morrow. Pegg will join the previously cast Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn.
The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, and it centers on a teenager (Sheridan) who finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless individuals after the game's founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize to the winner.
Pegg's character Orgen is the co-creator of this Oasis virtual world. I'm really excited about this movie, and I can't wait to see what Spielberg does with it. I love Spielberg's storytelling style, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of his signature magic up on the big screen again.
Pegg and Spielberg worked together on the film The Adventures of Tintin, and it's great the two will be working together again. I'm a fan of Pegg, and there's no doubt he'll be great in the movie.
The movie is an adaptation of the book written by Ernest Cline, and it will be released on March 30th, 2018. Here's the description of the story:
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.
And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.
Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
Whenever I see a cool piece of Rocketeer fan art I have to post it. This one just happens to come from one of my favorite artists, Tim Odland. He perfectly captures the spirit of this heroic character. Below you'll find a series images showing you the process of creating this piece. To check out some of Tim's previous art that we've posted on the site, click here.
For those of you who can't wait until March 25th to watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I've got six new clips from the film for you to watch right now. Most of them are pretty damn awesome, and they give you a better sense of the what the film will be like. It looks to me like Zack Snyder nailed it.
The first clip features Lex Luthor talking to Superman about how excited he is to see him fight Batman to the death. Clip number two offers us an extended look at Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent's interaction at the party scene. The third clip centers on Lois Lane, who is talking to Perry White about a story regarding an untraceable bullet used during a desert firefight. In the fourth clip, Bruce is talking to Alfred about how pissed off his is at Superman and that he needs to be taken out. The fifth clip show Superman and Batman battling it out on a city rooftop. Then in the final clip, Bruce confronts Diana about how stealing is not polite.
These are worth watching if you're excited for the movie, and they should tide you over until the movie is released in about a week.
Marvel Comics has finally revealed the two opposing sides of superheroes in their upcoming event series, Civil War II. The story revolves around a new Inhuman who has the ability to see crimes before they occur. It's got that little Minority Report twist to it. The superheroes are then put in a situation where that have choose whether or not to use this Inhuman’s power to wield “predictive justice.”
The heroes in favor of predictive justice and part of the "change the future" side are led by Captain Marvel. She is joined by the Winter Soldier, the Blue Marvel, She-Hulk, Spectrum, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Medusa, Vision, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Captain America (Steve Rogers), and War Machine.
The heroes who are against it, who are part of the “protect the future” side are led by Iron Man. He is joined by Deadpool, Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Black Widow, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Hercules, Luke Cage, Miss America, Daredevil, Black Panther, Thor, and Star-Lord. This is the team that believes that crimes shouldn’t be punished before they occur and that time should be allowed to unfold unaltered.
Civil War II #1 was written by Brian Michael Bendis with art created by David Marquez, and it will be released in June.