We’ve been curious as to what director Shane Black was going to bring to the table with Iron Man 3 after the Jon Favreau era came to an end with the underwhelming 2nd movie. Black is notorious for his work on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which coincidentally enough also starred Robert Downey, Jr.
Last night gave us a glimpse into what Black and Marvel will be giving us this coming April with the first teaser trailer:
We’re definitely seeing a different tone with this flick. And while it’s too early to tell, it seems to calm down on the comedy bits that we’d come to expect from Downey movies. We also get acknowledgement that Stark’s ordeal in New York in the Avengers movie comes back to haunt him in this one.
I love what I’m seeing so far. It’s a nice boost to the franchise that was lambasted in its last movie for being too similar to the first one. Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin sounds over the top, but then again we put up with that with Bane in Dark Knight Rises, so why not here too?
May 3rd, 2013 is when it lands here in the states.
September 25th is going to be an awesome day. At last, MTV Geek reveals the trailer for DC’s next animated DVD/Blu-Ray offering with the first part of Frank Miller’s revered comic, The Dark Knight Returns:
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Holy freaking cow…
The animation is spot on, with some scenes completely taken out of the book, and Peter Weller seems to bring a great grizzled representation of Bruce Wayne and Batman. Ariel Winter looks like she’s going to bring a lot of spunk to Robin as well.
The cover image for the movie, while it doesn’t evoke Frank Miller imagery, still looks fantastic:
This is the holy grail of Batman comics come to life, people. Look for it on September 25th with part 2 coming out in early 2013.
I’m not a big Punisher fan, but of all the Punisher adaptations we’ve received lately, Thomas Jane’s was close to the character we know in the comics. It’s just a shame the movie’s script and setting didn’t do his work justice.
That being said, Thomas Jane wants you to know that he truly knows what the character is about. Hence, the following video (NSFW: language and blood)
If this is a plug to get a web series going, I’m all for it.
The official trailer for Sony’s reboot of the popular spider franchise went live yesterday. Here it is in all its spandex glory:
Personally, I’m not feeling it yet. Much as it’s nice that they’re exploring a different direction with looking into Parker’s parents, the trailer seems to be trying too hard to be Nolan’s Batman but with cheesier effects. I’ll keep an open mind of course when the movie comes out in July, but it feels like Sony rushed this to keep the move rights. I’m starting to wish that rumor was true of Spidey being in the Avengers movie…
Rumblings have been felt regarding new DC projects coming to Cartoon Network in 2012 beyond what we have so far with Young Justice and the recent premiere of the Green Lantern animated series. Now we find out that it’s one big project called “DC Nation” and it has a lot of content to show:
The return of Teen Titans? Plastic Man drawn in the same vain as Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack?? Kevin Conroy as Lego Batman??????? Sign me up now!
But seriously, it’s great to see DC going full throttle with its media push back into television. With their comics re-launch showing more of an adult side, it’s good to see that the kids have not been left hanging high and dry in other mediums.
I think we know what’s going to be on everybody’s minds come the start of the 2012 summer movie season. We got hints of it at the end of the Captain America : The First Avenger movie. Now…the trailer is live! Gather around your monitors and tablets and feast upon the Marvel goodness!