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: get in on the ground floor of Jonathan Hickman's "Avengers" run with the "Avengers World" hardcover, check out the continuing adventures of Clark Kent with the first "Smallville: Season 11" paperback, and catch up with last week's Hero of the Week in "Captain America" #6.
You've likely already seen the images from Entertainment Weekly's awesome Summer Movie Preview featuring "Man of Steel" front and center. The outlet has recently released the stills in high quality after they debuted in the magazine, giving fans a full look at Faora in her armor.
The villainous Kryptionian looks pretty intimidating in the outfit, which is fairly similar to the one we've seen Zod wearing. Both look a bit more protective than Superman's suit, though his whole indestructible body thing sort of makes up for that.
Yesterday we reported that comedian Patton Oswalt had extensive thoughts about how he could work himself into the Marvel movies as a villain. Little did MTV Geek know that Oswalt would soon make his debut as a Nolan-esque version of the Batman villain the Penguin. The video contains some graphic violence and some naughty words, so it's pretty NSFW unless you work at a pretty chill place. It's also hilarious. The video also stars comedy giants Pete Holmes and Matt McCarthy as Batman and Commissioner Gordon.
"Man of Steel's" viral marketing has leaped from the vast expanses of the internet into the physical world (and by "physical world" I mean "billboard"). The digital billboard mimics the static-y images of the newly released General Zod TV spot. The spot itself aired during last night's MTV Movie Awards, giving viewers their first real insight into just what motivates General Zod in "Man of Steel." Check out the other image below.
It may not have much in the way of clear footage, but this new TV spot for "Man of Steel" still sheds a lot of light on the upcoming Superman film. The clip features an ominous, static-y image of General Zod wearing his alien helmet and giving Superman an ultimatum. The ultimatum threatens to put the people of Earth in harm's way, thus giving us a glimpse at Zod's master plan. Just judging by this threatening voice over alone, "Man of Steel" seems to have much more punching-potential than "Superman Returns." The spot also ditches the previous trailers' more contemplative and serious tone, switching that out for a creepier, more thrilling angle. I have to say, this is the clip that finally got me excited about "Man of Steel."
Check out General Zod's full message below.
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"Arrow" is wrapping up its successful first season while planting seeds for its next one. Colton Haynes and Manu Bennett have signed on for season two, ensuring that fans will be seeing a lot more of Roy Harper and Slade Wilson next year. The last few episodes have also also raised the profile of characters like the Huntress, Shado and the Count.
Now executive producer Marc Guggenheim has teased via Twitter that another DC Comics character may be popping in for a visit. Check out the tweet below.
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday, April 14th. The fate of one category, Best Hero, rests in your social-media-savvy hands. But there isn't much of a choice in this category — at least not according to Splash Page writer Josh Wigler.
What's got two thumbs, a multi-billion-dollar corporation to his name, a secret lair and arsenal of highly sophisticated anti-crime technology, and is the Best Hero of the year?
The answer, unfortunately, is not "this guy," as much as I'd like it to be. Instead, I'm throwing all of my hero worship behind the Batman, easily the most deserving candidate in the Best Hero category at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
"Why is Batman the Best Hero," you ask? Really? We have to answer that question? We'll limit ourselves to ten responses, otherwise we would be here all day.
It seems as though Warner Bros.' plans to build a larger DC cinematic film universe will begin with "Man of Steel." Producer Chris Roven confirmed in a recent interview that the upcoming Superman movie will set the stage for more DC characters being introduced.
"['Man of Steel's'] setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, 'Man of Steel' is definitely a first step," he told Entertainment Weekly. "What Zack [Snyder] and Chris [Nolan] have done with ['Man of Steel'] is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world."
CHUD.com has a hunch that "Sons of Anarchy" and "Pacific Rim" actor Charlie Hunnam may be up for two very different roles from one company of characters. Those two roles? The Flash in "Justice League" and John Constantine in "Justice League Dark." An inside source has told CHUD.com that both director Guillermo Del Toro and Warner Bros. are very interested in working with the actor on approximately one million projects.
The "Justice League Dark" half of the rumor comes from the actor's relationship with director Guillermo Del Toro. Not only are the two paired up in this summer's "Pacific Rim," but they're going at it again in next year's "Crimson Peak." When you factor in the fact that Hunnam is both blonde and British (two things noticeably absent from Keanu Reeves' portrayal of the character in 2005's "Constantine"), it seems like the casting is destined to happen.
The promotion around "Man of Steel" is starting to heat up, with the Zack Snyder film's first TV spot debuting just a few days before this issue of Entertainment Weekly hit the stands. The issue seems heavy on the "Man of Steel" content, with Henry Cavill's Superman taking over the cover. The magazine also contains seven new photos from the upcoming film, including clear shots of General Zod and Perry White, and another two glimpses of Amy Adams as Lois Lane (including one where evil Kryptonian Faora is getting a bit too close).
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.