Judge Dredd is hardcore. And if you don't already believe that, just watch our exclusive "Dredd 3D" featurette and see for yourself.
Karl Urban's gritty new take on the classic 2000 AD comic book character is on full display in our inside look at the new action flick, which promises to be unlike any other comics-based movie released this year in at least one crucial way.
"Dredd's a real guy," insists director Pete Travis. "He's not a superhero. You cut him, and he bleeds."
As excited as I am over the announcement of a "S.H.I.E.L.D." television series developed by Joss Whedon and friends, I find my enthusiasm curbed somewhat for one key reason: the man who should be starring on the show is dead.
The death of Agent Coulson was an integral moment in "Marvel's The Avengers," sure, but that doesn't mean we don't miss the straight-laced S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, easily one of the most fan-favorite characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, the late great Phil is so beloved that he's inspired countless "Coulson Lives" memes, theories and other forms of creative renderings. Simply put, it's hard to imagine Marvel without Coulson, and even harder to imagine a full-fledged "S.H.I.E.L.D." television show without his regular presence.
With all that in mind, I present to you seven ways the Whedon team could bring Agent Coulson back for the "S.H.I.E.L.D." show. Warning: some suggestions are more ridiculous than others.
"Are you going to have a gag reel in this thing, like 'Smokey and the Bandit?'" asks Robert Downey Jr. Well, come on, Tony Stark — you know the answer to that!
There is indeed a gag reel attached to the upcoming "Marvel's The Avengers" Blu-ray and DVD release, and only it could make the death of Agent Coulson absolutely hilarious. The gag reel has surfaced online at a number of sites including Superhero Hype.
Check it out below!
Okay. So Ben Affleck is at least being considered to direct "Justice League." And the original report suggests that since Affleck only wants to direct movies he can also star in, it's likely the "Gone Baby Gone" actor would slip into some spandex as one of the team's many heroes. Considering that the one-time "Daredevil" star has outright said he's done with superheroes, I have a hard time seeing him wanting to play any of the Justice Leaguers, even if he does wind up stepping behind the camera.
In the spirit of that, we've called upon the PhotoShop skills of our MTV News utility belt* to help us all visualize the actor-director as a DC Comics icon. Click the photo below to see for yourself, and read on for analysis!
It's a little soon to start thinking of actors to done the cape and cowl, but with "Dark Knight Rises" out of the way, that casting process is going to start sooner rather than later, like it or not. Affleck's actually not a bad pick for the role. He's come a long way as an actor and, especially, as a filmmaker. A 40-year-old Bruce Wayne lording over a Justice League consisting of mostly twenty-somethings is something I'd love to see, and Affleck could bring a lot to the table in that role.
It's official, boys and girls: Joss Whedon is directing "The Avengers 2."
Walt Disney executives announced the news during a conference call today, revealing that Whedon will indeed write and direct the hotly awaited sequel to "Marvel's The Avengers," the most commercially successful comic book movie of all time and, in many people's eyes, the very best superhero film of them all.
Not only is Whedon back for another round with Earth's Mightiest Heroes, he's making his Marvel in another crucial way. It's being reported that Whedon has agreed to help develop a live-action television series for ABC set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Alexis Denisof, who has worked with Joss Whedon on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Dollhouse” and the upcoming Shakespeare adaptation “Much Ado About Nothing,” is accustomed to a certain way of coming aboard a Whedon project. “Normally if something is on his mind he’ll call me about it,” Denisof told MTV News. “And of course I’m always excited. It wouldn’t matter what he was doing, I would want to be part of it.”
But Denisof’s most recent Whedonverse appearance happened a little differently. “I received from my agent a single page with some lines that made absolutely no sense to me, and a character called Man 2. And I was like, ‘What the eff is this?’”
Assuming that Whedon was likely busy on set, Denisof refrained from giving his old friend a call for more information. All he knew was that the film was "Marvel’s The Avengers" and he’d have to keep quiet about it. “They sent all this legal stuff I had to sign about not saying anything to anyone.”
Being Batman? Chump change compared to being Iron Man — not that that should surprise you considering the seven (soon to be eight) high-tech suits of armor Tony Stark has in his wardrobe.
Days after releasing The Cost of Being Batman, MoneySupermarket.com has released a new infographic detailing the hefty price tag that comes with assuming Iron Man's big-budget responsibilities. Click on to find out just how much money goes into Tony Stark's superhero hobby. Spoiler: it's a lot.
If you've seen "The Dark Knight Rises," then you, like us, are itching to talk about that ending. If you haven't seen "Dark Knight Rises" yet, then you should probably look away now. In the video below, MTV News' Josh Wigler and Kevin P. Sullivan and NextMovie's Breanne Heldman get detailed with the ending of Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman film, and what that conclusion means for the past, present and future of the character.
In other words, if we haven't made it clear by now — SPOILERS below!
Let us know what you think of the "Dark Knight Rises" ending in the comments section below or hit us up on Twitter with your thoughts!
As with any great comic book movie, Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" features its fair share of throwbacks to its over 70 years of source material. From overt reflections of iconic moments to the subtler winks-and-nods aimed at deep-cut fans, "Rises" is sure to please the viewers who have had their noses buried in Batman books all their lives.
Here are five of our favorite "Dark Knight Rises" comic book callouts. MAJOR SPOILERS after the break! Do not proceed without having seen "Rises" first!
"The Dark Knight Rises" has finally landed in theaters! The legend of Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy comes to an end today, and for some of you, it's already ended. Was it worth the wait? Did Nolan deliver the goods? Was this a worthy conclusion to the era of Batman films we've enjoyed over the past decade?
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