So much for "300: Rise of an Empire" getting its time in the sun. Warner Bros. has delayed the movie once again, pushing it back all the way to March 7, 2014.
"Moving '300: Rise of an Empire' to March 7 continues in the tradition of the first '300,' and kicks off the Spring movie-going season in epic style. The film is on track to become all that audiences have come to expect from the franchise," Warner Bros. Pictures' President of Domestic Distribution says in a statement.
A new poster for "R.I.P.D." has made its way online, and it offers a bit more exposition than the last one did. Touting the tagline, "Defending our world one soul at a time," the poster teases the supernatural forces at work in the upcoming movie.
Nothing screams, "Watch this movie!" like a R.I.P.D. car getting sucked up through a gaping hole in the sky, and this poster seems to try to underline the crazy ridiculous action sequences that will take place in the comic book adaptation. The trailer already showed off "R.I.P.D.'s" "Men in Black"-meets-"Bleach" vibe, and that's pretty much what this new image reveals as well.
The first trailer for the dead cops hunt the dead flick "R.I.P.D.," based on the Dark Horse comic series, is here and it looks like a blast of goofy fun.
Jeff Bridges -- in full-on scenery-chewing mode -- is Roy Pulsipher (his name is Powell in the comic), dead cowboy. Ryan Reynolds is Nick Cruz Walker, newly-dead cop. Both men work for the Rest in Peace Department and answer to one boss, the BIG boss.
In fact, Reynolds is right back in the thick of it with this summer's "R.I.P.D.," an action-comedy based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. A brand new poster for the film has gone online via Collider, showing Reynolds and co-star Jeff Bridges glowering with guns aglow.
Dark Horse Comics is pound for pound the best comics publisher in the world with super franchises like the "Hellboy" universe, "The Goon," the "Whedonverse," and "Star Wars" under its belt. They've also released Frank Miller's finest work (not published by Marvel or DC), and many new, cutting edge series and graphic novels. Dark Horse has more than proved its reputation as the biggest non-big two publisher, though it's yet to truly hit that Marvel movieverse or "Dark Knight" level of success at the multiplexes. The "Hellboy" flicks, "Sin City," "300," and "The Mask" were big but not BIG. And we'll pretend the Pam Anderson vehicle "Barb Wire" never happened.
There are a number of great Dark Horse titles in various states of production including "R.I.P.D.," "Mind MGMT," "The Goon," "Beasts of Burden," and others. Some of those could very well blow up the box office, if some of them ever get out of development and see the light of day. With news that "Hellboy" creator Mike Mignola has firmly said that a third adventure with Red and the "B.P.R.D." is a no go at cinemas, we figured it'd be fun to compile a list of other Dark Horse Comics that might be ripe for adaptation.
Madness? This is not madness. These are Sparta's neighbors!
A first look at photos from "300: Rise of an Empire," the follow-up to Zack Snyder's "300," has gone online courtesy of USA Today, highlighting new leading man Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, the Greek general leading soldiers out to sea against the Persian army.
Fans have been anxiously waiting for a new Hellboy film to follow up 2008's "Hellboy II: The Golden Army." Anticipation has been justifiably increasing, as Marvel's superhero Renaissance has flourished since Hellboy's last trek on-screen and director Guillermo Del Toro has gone on to enjoy a higher profile. But original Hellboy creator Mike Mignola recently stated in an interview with Comic Book Resources that a third film just isn't in the cards.
While trying to explain the comic book "Hellboy In Hell's" numbering scheme, Mignola said, "The biggest problem I see as far as PR for the next billion years is explaining endlessly not only that there's no 'Hellboy 3' movie, but it's going to be explaining 'It's a series, but it's not a monthly series.'
Comic book adaptations don't get much more faithful than "Sin City," but the upcoming sequel will take some creative license as it adds an all-new story specifically for the film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the man at the heart of that tale, called "The Long Bad Night," and he opened up about the process in an interview at SXSW over the weekend.
"It's interesting. They wanted to have a movie where fans of the books would still be able to look forward to something new and unexpected, so they added a story," the actor told Superhero Hype. "I remember being really intrigued by that and I was really looking forward to, ‘Oh that will be so interesting to have the actual comics to refer to as an actor' but no I didn't."
"Kick-Ass 2" is still scheduled to kick some ass this summer — just a bit later than we were hoping for.
Universal has moved the release date for the comic book movie sequel from its original June 28 spot to August 16. That means "Kick-Ass 2" will close out Universal's summer slate, which sounds like a hell of a way to end the summer months to us!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's part in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" has already wrapped, and if he's to be believed, it's going to be awesome. MTV News caught up with the actor on the Oscars red carpet, and he explained what made that set different from any other he's been on.
"Yeah, we shot it already. It went so great," he explained. "Robert Rodriguez is just a delightful human being. He's got so much creativity pouring out of him. He's got a painting studio set up next to where we shoot so that when there's downtime he encourages people to just go paint. How cool is that? So cool."
Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.