by Ryan Rigley
Great news for comic books fans this past weekend as a number of huge announcements were made at this year's San Diego Comic Con. On Friday, Marvel held a surprise screening of Joss Whedon's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot for those lucky enough to attend their panel. On Saturday, DC announced their plans for a Batman/Superman crossover movie, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.
But that's not all! Lest we forget about all of the other comic book publishing companies out there, Top Cow revealed their plans to release a film based on "The Darkness" which, as they also revealed, will be featuring non-other than Sara Pezzini, a.k.a. Witchblade. This isn't the first time that Ms. Pezzini has made the crossover to film. In fact, not too long ago she was the star of her very own TV series!
What would high school kids do with super powers? The answer "Chronicle" gives is that they'd just screw around, and that, for the most part, is very true.
Not everyone who gets the ability to fly or super strength is going to go around saving the world. Quite frankly, most people wouldn't do anything spectacular at all if they could sling web all of the sudden. Most people would slightly alter the life they're currently living. Superheroing is just too much work.
Here is what normal folks would do with the abilities of five famous heroes!
Comic book movie heroes and villains don't always make it out of their films alive. The baddies have a long tradition of biting the bullet by movie's end, but even some of the good guys are likely to go out in glorious fashion. The comic book flicks of 2011 provided more than a few awesome death scenes, but five of them stand above the rest in our eyes.
Here are the Splash Page team's picks for best comic book movie deaths in 2011 — needless to say, spoilers ahead!
Green Lantern, DC Comics’ intergalactic hero, soared into theaters this weekend, introducing many people to a character who made his debut more than 50 years ago.
DC scribe and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns was heavily involved in the making of this film, so it should come as no surprise that the comic books themselves form the basic fabric of the movie’s story.
As we've done in the past for films like "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class," we’re taking a look at the various elements of the film and breaking down for you just where they come from in Green Lantern’s decades of comics history.
Oh, and if you haven't seen "Green Lantern" yet, consider this your SPOILER WARNING! Read More...
Now that "Green Lantern" is in theaters, more people know that the DC Comics universe is a big place, with the self-styled Guardians of the Universe watching over 3600 individual sectors, each assigned its own member of the Green Lantern Corps to patrol and protect it.
As you can probably imagine, one sector in particular — numbered 2814 — has proven extremely troublesome time and again. In fact, it’s one particular planet in that sector where most of the trouble comes from (or, in the case of the "Green Lantern" movie, ends up on): a little mudball called “Earth.”
Because of the constant problems stemming from this planet, the Guardians determined over time that more than one Green Lantern is warranted to watch over it. in the new film, we see Hal Jordan become the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 — but there have been others, past and present, who have come to Earth’s defense when needed.
For those who saw the film and want to catch up on the Corps, we've put together a quick primer on who's come before and after Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern comics universe. Read More...
Hal Jordan, also known as the intergalactic peacekeeper Green Lantern, has his hands full patrolling the spaceways and keeping ne’er-do-wells from threatening the cosmos. As his patrol extends to the big screen this weekend, we decided to look at some of the biggest threats he’s been called on to combat in the line of duty.
What follows is a rundown of the greatest Green Lantern villains of all time from the character's comics history. Should you encounter any of these dangerous rogues, do not attempt to make contact; report the sighting to your local Green Lantern Corps representative immediately.
"Green Lantern" hits theaters this weekend, bringing the adventures of ring-wielding superhero Hal Jordan to the big screen.
While many of you are probably well aware of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, there's a good chance that the new film will be the first introduction to DC's cosmic police force for much of the audience. With that in mind, we had the stars of the film provide a brief explanation of their characters and role in the "Green Lantern" universe.
Describing Hal Jordan, Ryan Reynolds told MTV News his character is at "an all-time low" when the alien Abin Sur bestows upon him a powerful ring, inducting him into the "elite, intergalactic police force" known as the Green Lantern Corps. Read More...
"Green Lantern" hits theaters in just a few weeks now, so it's no surprise that we're seeing bunches of new "Green Lantern" trailers, television spots, and other promotional footage popping up around the 'net lately. What is a bit of a surprise, however, is how much new footage we're seeing in the aforementioned teasers.
For example, check out the new theatrical trailer for "Green Lantern" that arrived online this weekend:
Posted at Yahoo Movies, the new trailer is narrated by Geoffrey Rush, who voices the beaked Green Lantern named Tomar-Re. Read More...
An extended trailer for "Green Lantern" has found its way online after premiering on television this. While there's not a lot of new footage to be seen in the tv preview, it does give us yet another look at Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, some of the constructs he forms with the ring, and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps.
The new trailer also gives us yet another look at the Parallax entity, and offers some indication of how Hector Hammond acquires the powers that make him such a dangerous member of Hal Jordan's rogues gallery.
Oh, and there's a healthy dose of Tomar-Re and Kilowog, too — which is always nice. Read More...
Toy Fair 2011 kicked off this weekend in New York City, and just like in years past, Splash Page was there to check out the swag based on this year's most anticipated comic book movies and television series.
"Green Lantern" hits theaters June 17, but the first line of Mattel's official "Green Lantern" movie toys arrives on shelves in May. Mattel Marketing Manager Scott Neitlich gave MTV News a quick preview of what we can expect to see when the "Green Lantern" line finally arrives in shops.
"One of the nice things about 'Green Lantern' is that it has so many characters, there are 3,600 lanterns out there and we're bringing a lot of them to the toy line," said Neitlich. Read More...