With word of Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Charles Xavier in the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," fans all across the globe have but one thing on their minds: How exactly will Professor X return from the dead? "It's interesting, it's possibly 6 or 7 years since 'X-Men 3' when you recall Charles Xavier was vaporized by... what's her name, Jean Grey," Stewart said about his character's fate recently. "There will be an explanation, but it was a little puzzling to me cause I thought my X-Men days were over, but not so."
Clearly, Professor X has risen from beyond to the grave to grace the silver screen with his presence once more. However, Xavier isn't the first comic book character to come back from the dead. Not by a long shot. Click past the jump for our list of the five craziest comic book resurrections ever!
After appearing on "Ellen," "Man of Steel" actress Amy Adams stopped by for a lengthy chat on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Kimmel kicked off the interview by mentioning that Superman fans had lined up early to get a chance to see Adams on the show. After mentioning that the fans seem to have latched on to Adams as Lois Lane before even seeing the movie, Adams joked that she's not going to get half the attention that Superman is.
"I think Henry's in for it," Adams says of co-star Henry Cavill, "because he's really something." Adams then tells a story about her first day on the "Man of Steel" set after having just wrapped up filming the intense drama, "The Master." Her first day as Lois Lane saw the actress face to face with Henry Cavill in full Superman-mode, dangling from a wire after having just met. You can check out the first part of the interview below.
The next two parts can be found below, and contain a new Lois-centric clip from the film.
Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Of particular note this week: Kick-Ass 3 debuts just a few months before "Kick-Ass 2" hits theaters; Wolverine's origin gets distilled to its rawest form in Wolverine: Season One; and get ready for the next Marvel movie with Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Prelude #1.
That sound you hear is the sound of one of comics' most loyal fandoms crying out, as if suddenly given the exact thing they want. Or close to it, at least.
The Hollywood Reporter just broke the news that "Fables," one of DC Comics' longest running comic books, has been singled out for a big screen adaptation with a director, producer and writer all attached. Nikolaj Arcel ("A Royal Affair") will direct, up-and-comer Jeremy Slater will add penning the screenplay to his resume right after 2015's "Fantastic Four" reboot, and David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford (the "Harry Potter" films) will produce.
A rare non-Superman centric clip from "Man of Steel" debuted on "Ellen" today, alongside an appearance by Lois Lane herself: Amy Adams. The clip shows Lois getting a stern talking to from Daily Planet Editor-in-Chief Perry White, played by Laurence Fishburne.
Listen, I may not know exactly what Lois did to make Perry angry, but this clip is great and I can't wait to watch it in the context of the entire movie. We've already seen from previous trailers that this summer's Superman film has the Kryptonians on lock. Superman looks great, Zod looks menacing, and Faora is surprisingly sinister. But this clip shows that director Zack Snyder has also put equal amounts of care into the human half of the film. Seriously, I could watch Adams and Fishburne bicker and banter back and forth for a whole movie. Consider it, Warner Bros.
If you have 13 minutes to spare and absolutely cannot contain your excitement for "Man of Steel," then I happily direct your attention to a new publicity special featurette for the film that clocks in at a pretty epic length (at least epic compared to the trailers and other interviews we've seen so far). The special contains all of the content previously seen in another featurette as well as ten more minutes focusing on everything from the film's themes to the new "S" symbol and supporting characters like Lois Lane and Perry White, who get ample screen time in the video's last half.
Director Zack Snyder also discusses his decision to ditch Superman's red shorts, saying that he actually looked at "hundreds" of costume designs that incorporated the iconic trunks in one way or another. The decision to move on without them happened because Snyder "couldn't make [the red shorts] consistent with the world we were creating."
The special does contain new footage and maybe spoils some big action set pieces and character interactions. If you're wanting to go in fresh, it might be best to steer clear. But if you're fine with knowing things that Warner Bros. deems fit to put in an official special, then grab yourself a snack and settle in for long haul with this video. It's well worth your time
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Michael Shannon is about to join the esteemed league of Hollywood super villains thanks to his passionate portrayal of General Zod in "Man of Steel." But, as Shannon recently revealed to GQ, it took a little bit more than passion and relentless vocal cords to bring the ruthless Kryptonian to life. Shannon had to bulk up considerably for the part.
"It's all about the squats, man. These frickin' squats," revealed Shannon. "They've got these things, goblet squats, where you hold the kettle ball under your chin and you squat back down and back up. If it was up to ['300' trainer Mark Twight], you would do those things all the time, that's all you would do. He would line them up from the lightest to the heaviest and you would start with the light one and work your way up to the heaviest one."
When you go out with as big of a bang as "Arrow's" first season did, you're bound to keep fans talking for a while. That's been the case so far, as our "Arrow" coverage hasn't slowed down a bit since the finale a few weeks ago. We've been promised more big bads in season two as well as a super team.
IGN caught up with "Arrow" leading man Stephen Amell and found out as much about the show's sophomore season as Amell would allow. The big question on every fan's mind is just how Oliver Queen will continue on after the events of the season finale.
"We're just going to find everybody in a different place. I think we're actually going to find Oliver literally in a different place at the beginning of next year. It's our second season, but it's kind of like a new series. So I'm excited."
One big spoiler lurks after the jump, so look away if you haven't finished the latest episode of "Arrow."
Superman fans will kneel before Zod in just a few weeks when "Man of Steel" is released. But why Zod? Why did David S. Goyer and the Nolans bring the Kryptonian general back to the big-screen, as opposed to a different villain we've never seen in a live-action Superman film?
"You start with the story first," Goyer told Superhero Hype. "What kind of story? What kind of theme do you want to tell? So we worked that out. Then, usually the villain becomes obvious in terms of who's going to be the appropriate antagonist for that. When you guys see the movie, the only villain we could have used was Zod and the Kryptonians."
With anticipation for "Man of Steel" riding high, longtime DC Comics fans can't help but look past this year's super-film and towards the future. The film everyone hopes to finally see, and the one that's had a troubled time getting off the ground, is "Justice League." The film would unite all of DC's major heroes together on one team, much in the same way "Avengers" did for Marvel last year. Of course DC and Warner Bros would want this to happen, since people kinda liked that "Avengers" movie, but it's easier said than done. The movie's been put on hold and then scrapped, and has been subject to a lot of false rumors (Ben Affleck to direct?).
Collider reports that "Man of Steel" screenwriter (and another rumored candidate for the JL director's chair) David Goyer had this to say about "Justice League" when asked if he'd like to make it:
"I don't know, honestly. I go back and forth. I mean, I think that on Batman and Superman, Chris [Nolan] has taken a different approach. I love the Marvel films and they're really fun, but he's definitely taken a different approach so far, which is that each of these movies is its own cohesive universe and at least with Batman it seems to have worked out. So, I don't know. I'm not sure. I think it would depend with who. This has been a dream experience, so it's hard to imagine it getting better than this, maybe it could be."
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.