FROM MTV GEEK: Bluewater Productions is at it again! After Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Lady Gaga had received their own comic books in the company's popular "Fame" series, it only seems right that Katy Perry graces her own cover.
Much like her 3-D movie "Katy Perry: Part of Me," the comic will chronicle the singer's life from her Christian upbringing to her success as our favorite California girl.
Featuring illustrations by Eduardo Bazen, Daily News columnist Howard Gensler wrote "Fame: Katy Perry." "I hope every Katy fan enjoys this book as much as we enjoyed working on it!" he said. The comic is set to hit shelves in July around the time her concert event makes its way to theaters.
Head on over to MTV Geek to find out more about Perry's new comic!
By now it's no secret that while Will Smith's charisma wins over audiences in "Men in Black 3," it's Josh Brolin's performance that has everybody talking. He's able to completely personify Agent K in a way that tricks us into thinking a younger Tommy Lee Jones is actually on the screen.
When MTV News sat down and asked the actor how he was able to take on such a challenging role, he said he embraced "total fear."
"[The movie's] a great concept, I think. The story's fantastic. I really loved the idea of working with Will," he explained. "I've known Tommy for a long time, so to be able to [portray] Tommy is probably either the worst decision I've ever made or a great decision...I've heard he really likes it a lot, but I don't know. I know I'll never hear it from him, which I think is appropriate. I think with him not saying anything will keep it elusive and keep it fun."
In "Men in Black 3," Will Smith gets a new partner—well, sort of. The Agent K to his Agent J, usually played by Tommy Lee Jones, has Josh Brolin filling in for most of the film when J travels back in time to save the world from evil aliens for a third time.
MTV News caught up with Smith recently, who revealed his initial reaction to seeing the "W." actor's portrayal of his partner. "Shocked," he said. "It is really amazing what he's able to do."
FROM MTV GEEK: While you wait in anticipation to see Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment, "The Dark Knight Rises," you can create your own scenes from the film with Batman, Bane and Alfred in Series 1 of Mattel's "TDKR" Movie Masters! The action figures are similar to past Batman Movie Masters and were created by The Four Horsemen, so you can expect great quality.
While Movie Masters relies greatly on parts re-used for the figures—Batman dons his classic costume, Alfred wears his traditional suit and Bane has his trusty trench coat—what makes the figures worth the buy is the accessories. Each figure comes with a separate piece that allows you to build and project a bat signal when you collect them all!
Head over to MTV Geek to get a closer look at the series and read their review!
With upfronts in full swing this past week, the latest show picked up by The CW—their DC Comics adaptation, "Arrow"—is gaining some pretty hefty buzz. The television network released another trailer showing Oliver Queen's return home after a teaser trailer introducing his serious skills. When MTV News headed to the CW Upfronts, we caught up with the Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, who told us the series is "a real superhero show" despite the fact that none of the heroes or villains have any super powers.
"It's pretty kick ass," he said. "There's a lot of action; there's a lot of fighting. It's close hand to hand combat and it's aggressive. The entire pilot just keeps ramping up the entire way. You don't get a break."
When "Men In Black 3" hits theaters next weekend it's not just bringing back our favorite extraterrestrial detective duo of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Thanks to the creative mind and incredible talent of legendary monster makeup artist Rick Baker, the film is introducing us to a whole slew of new aliens. From creatures with no mouths, to ones with an array of jagged teeth and others who look like gelatinous blobs of blubber, the aliens are (literally) out of this world.
SuperHeroHype released a new "MIB 3" featurette that takes viewers on a tour of Rick Baker's world to show how these foreign friends and foes come to life.
"When I was first approached about the original 'Men in Black,' we didn't know what 'Men in Black' was," Baker said. "The first thing I said is, 'It's gonna be really hard to do aliens that don't look like ones that we've seen a million times. We wanted to take the aliens seriously, but the movie is also a comedy."
FROM MTV GEEK: In true Marvel fashion, the end credits of "Avengers" lead to an extra scene. And while most of the audience was insanely confused by the creature—one person next to us even asked if it was Hellboy, we kid you not—the true comic book fans gasped in recognition of the villain.
Thanos began as an answer to DC Comics' Darkseid, but evolved into one of the Marvel Universe's most important characters. He hails from Saturn's moon, Titan, and genetically altered himself to be extra strong and super smart. So how does he relate to "Avengers"? The bad guy clashed with lots of Earth's mightiest heroes as he searched for the Cosmic Cube on Earth, also known as the Tesseract—gasp! Other interesting facts: Thanos is in love with Death (a lady skeleton) and doesn't deem himself worthy to win any battles.
Head to MTV Geek to find out more about Thanos and his big-screen involvement!
No other film adaptation of a Marvel character has been as widely criticized as The Hulk. Eric Bana's and Edward Norton's portrayals of the green monster with an uncontrollable temper left the comic fan base less than satisfied. But now a new Hulk is taking over the big screen. Owning the role in "Marvel's The Avengers" is Mark Ruffalo, who told MTV News at the Tribeca Film Festival that stepping into the character is "very daunting."
"I've never had a part so harshly reviewed before I even shot a single frame of film," the actor revealed. "The fanboys had a lot to say about it — granted, they had a great deal of care about this part and a lot of sentimentality about it, as do I, growing up on it. There have been other great performances as Banner."
What gave his rendition of Hulk the added advantage over Bana's and Norton's performances is today's technological advances. "The only real edge that I had was that the technology had changed so much since that last movie that I actually got to play the Hulk."
The cast of "The Avengers" was in high spirits this past weekend as they hit the Tribeca Film Festival to premiere their marvelous movie (too corny?), and we're not surprised. The film has already raked in a whopping $178.4 million overseas. When the film is finally released to U.S. audiences this weekend, we wouldn't be shocked if it broke a few box office records.
When MTV News caught up with Cobie Smulders to discuss future "Avengers" films, she said that a "S.H.I.E.L.D." movie isn't yet set in stone, but she'd love to be involved in any future projects.
"I mean, everything's up in the air right now. I know they're starting 'Iron Man 3' and then 'Thor ' and then 'Captain America' again. I don't know about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s involvement with all of them, but I hope to be a part of it."
Earth's mightiest heroes are assembling early! And you can throw away those 3-D glasses because that is so 2011. Why see "The Avengers" on the screen when you can view the heroes in real life?!
Madam Tussauds New York announced that they're unveiling a new interactive Marvel Super Heroes experience opening on Thursday, April 26th. The exhibit will feature Tussauds signature wax figures of The Hulk, Spider-Man, and Iron Man with the latest additions of Captain America and Thor. Cap will resemble the likeness of actor Chris Evans, standing tall with his circular shield. In the same fashion, Chris Hemsworth will tower over all in the form of the mighty Thor with Mjolnir, his trusty hammer.