The Rock and us have shared quite a relationship for the superhero flick "Shazam." Back in September, Mr. Johnson asked our readers to decide which of the film's characters he should suit up for. Then in November, he accepted the fans' judgement and announced he would play the villainous Black Adam. Now it's nine months later, so what's the latest?
When we caught up with the affable star at Comic-Con, he discussed diving deeper into the character as he waits for the film -- from "Get Smart" director Pete Segal -- to get the official go-ahead. Hear what he had to say in the video below, and then click here to watch even more of our Comic-Con coverage.
It's one of the most closely-guarded secrets in Hollywood, and one that the hundreds of thousands of attendees at Comic-Con would probably kill to uncover … what, exactly, is Michael Bay's plan for his bombastic follow-up "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?"
Now, thanks to the team at IDW Publishing, we're a little bit closer to finding out. The company has announced a five-part prequel miniseries entitled "Transformers: Destiny" that's set to bridge the gap between the 2007 blockbuster and its Summer '09 sequel. And if it's any indication, "Transformers 2” is going to be one interesting ride.
"[We're going to] expand on the 'Reign of Starscream' story that we're doing and tie everything in to what this next movie is going to be," explained writer Chris Mowry, who partners on the book with artist Alex Milne. "The next movie starts out with just tons of action and there's obviously going to be a lot of questions, so we’re hoping to answer some of those beforehand." Read More...
One of the coolest parts of Comic-Con is checking out the amazing and intricate costumes many of the fans come adorned in, especially on Saturday for the big official Masquerade event. Thousands of folks line up to check out the participants walk the runway, strutting off their homemade "Transformers" and Supergirl costumes. Click here to view the gallery of some of our favorite outfits, or on the photo below.
Having just been made a partner in Image Comics, writer Robert Kirkman is riding high. So it's probably no better time than now for MTV to partner with Kirkman to launch a series of animated webisodes for his fan-favorite superhero comic, "Invincible." The book follows a teen who inherits his father's powers and takes up the mantle of saving Earth by fighting a plethora of villains. Watch Kirkman describe the book and his new MTV venture in the interview below, and then click here to watch the "Invincible" comics.
One of the biggest attractions at Comic-Con this year was also one of the heaviest. To promote the wildly-anticipated "Watchmen" movie, Warner Bros trucked in the 9000lbs Owl Ship directly from the set. Filled with working digital displays and even a coffee machine, we got none other than director Zack Snyder himself to give us an exclusive tour. Check it out below.
Gerard Way may be one of the biggest rock stars in the world, but that doesn't stop him from making the annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con. Way -- who grew up reading comics, attended art school and interned at DC Comics before forming My Chemical Romance -- attended the show to promote his Dark Horse book "The Umbrella Academy." We'll be bringing you much more from Way in the coming days, but hear him chat below about the latest from "Academy" as well as his love for all things Comic-Con.
When Stan Lee dropped in during our chat with Hugh Jackman, it was a thrill only Comic-Con could deliver. And naturally before we parted ways with the godfather of comics, we asked him to do a little shout-out for our fancy new comics blog. Check it out below.
"I love playin' the bad guy, enthused Luda to MTV News here at Comic-Con. Mention of "The Dark Knight" allowed the rapper-turned-star of such films as "Crash" and the upcoming "RocknRolla" to reveal his big-screen dream of facing off against everyone's favorite caped crusader.
Far be it from us to deny a legacy, but that raises two questions that we'd like to pose: (1) could you see Mr. Bridges in Chris Nolan's Batman universe and (2) who could he play? There's always the generic crime figure but is there a classic villain role that suits the singer? Scarface? The Riddler?? Watch the video below and then chime in with your thoughts.
Nobody would argue that Hulk and Wolverine aren't two of the angriest superheroes in the Marvel Universe. Now we'll see which of the pair has the rage to keep them on top, as the two are set to battle it out in Marvel and Liongate's 2009 animated film, appropriately enough titled "Hulk vs. Wolverine." You can catch the trailer September 2nd on the "Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow" DVD and Blu-ray, but you can snag the first look at the superhero brawl right here on Splash Page.
Not a ton of details to report here, but MTV has received confirmation that DC Unlimited, the licensing arm of DC Direct (itself the merchandise line of DC Comics) is joining the "Terminator" family and will be producing a line of products for the upcoming McG-directed "Terminator Salvation."
The company is set to announce the partnership at their spotlight panel later today at the San Diego Comic-Con.
DC Unlimited currently offers a series of collectible statues and figures for the popular "World of Warcraft" MMORPG as well as Samuel L. Jackson's animated series "Afro Samurai." Parent DC Direct is known for ultra-detailed sculpts of the DC Universe family, including Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League.
No word yet on when DC's "Terminator Salvation" product line will become available, but the film is set to hit theaters May 22nd.