It's the Holiday Season here at Splash Page HQ, and being the giving sort, we had all kinds of presents for our readers this week -- at least as far as comics and movie news goes.
- Last weekend, we gave you one of the first reviews of the new "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" trailer, then gave you the full "Wolverine" trailer here with our breakdown of important scenes.
- Kenneth Branagh broke his silence about Marvel's upcoming "Thor" movie and confirmed that he was indeed directing the eagerly anticipated film.
- We got the lowdown on the new "Star Trek" prequel comic straight from the upcoming film's director, JJ Abrams. Read More...
If you're anything like us here at Splash Page, the approach of December 25 means two things: 1) We get to finally check out "The Spirit"; and 2) There's less than a week left to get our holiday shopping done. Luckily for our friends and significant others, we're cheap dates, and nothing says "holiday cheer" than comics -- especially non-continuity comics where Santa makes a cameo.
As is the tradition every year at the major comic book publishers, we can look forward to a whole bunch of funnybooks featuring that jolly old elf and an assortment of spandex-clad heroes on your comic shop's shelf this month. After the jump, we've put together a quick rundown (in no particular order) of some of this season's highlights. Read More...
Here at Splash Page, our motto is: "When Comics and Movies Collide, We Pick Up the Pieces." So, while it's certainly not the stuff of casting rumors (though it would be great if it was), the story of a recent encounter between the creative team for the "Adventures of Dr. McNinja" webcomic and actor Bill Murray seemed like it was just begging for a call-out here on the site.
"I went to go outside for better reception ... [and] on the way out, I walked past Bill Murray," wrote "McNinja" creator Chris Hastings of a recent night out for karaoke in which Hastings his fiancee and "McNinja" colorist Carly Monardo, as well as the rest of their crew happened to connect with the actor for a few songs -- and a few short videos. (I've posted one of the videos after the jump.)
"[I] immediately thought of an article which I had read earlier in the day, [titled] 'Bill Murray Will Crash Your Party,'" continued Hastings. "Well hell, why not our party? I'm famous on the internet, I talk to who I want. I walked back in, and Bill was standing by himself, and I approached him. I said, 'Excuse me. My friends have a room back there, and if you'd like, you could join us.' And he did." Read More...
Since we'll be out of the office until next Monday, your ever-lovin' Splash Page editors, Casey Seijas and Rick Marshall, would like to take a moment to give special shout-outs to some of the comic books, movies and events that we're most thankful for this year and what we're most excited about in the coming year.
And apparently we have quite a bit to be thankful for, so check out our roll calls after the jump. Read More...
Are you the type of movie fan who's the first to see the latest trailers and behind-the-scenes video clips online the second they drop? Does the smell of popcorn and flat soda in the morning smell like...victory? And most importantly, do the words "Spoiler Alert" mean absolutely nothing to you?
If you answered "yes," then be sure to tune into MTV tonight at 7:30 ET/PT for the debut of "Spoilers" -- MTV's brand new show for the movie fan who demands the latest news on the hottest films hitting the multiplexes. And if you're a regular Splash Page reader or a fan of comic movies, tonight's a big one for you, with first-look footage and set visits from "Watchmen" and "The Spirit."
But it ain't all comic films -- tonight's debut episode also features the latest on "Twilight," “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” Anne Hathaway’s “Bride Wars,” and a slew of other films that are sure to be the blockbusters you'll be lining up to see coming soon to a theater near you.
Be there at 7:30 ET/PT tonight on MTV for "Spoilers!"
Dr. Horrible hasn't given up on his plans of world domination -- and neither have his creators. The promised soundtrack so you can actually sing along to “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" will be downloadable on iTunes as of September 2, and the next comic is already being written by Zack Whedon.
"The soundtrack is rapidly approaching," Whedon said. "And all those cut-offs, where the songs would just end," such as on "Freeze Ray," when Neil Patrick Harris sings, "I will stop…" just as he's interrupted and forced to stop singing, "they will be on there as they are on the show. They're just in a much higher quality, and no sound effects. I sing along to everything and it'll be weeks before I can stop. It's driven me mad. Luckily, I can still hold down a job." Read More...
The pretzels and nachos here in the San Diego Convention Center may be cold, but Comic-Con '08 is just warming up.
Yesterday, Splash Page brought you news on Sam Jackson's Nick Fury cameos, investigated whether we'd see a Wolverine cameo in "The Avengers," and Gerard Butler's "Watchmen" role.
And already this morning we've brought you "Star Trek" news straight from their chief engineer, Alexandre Aja's remake of Joe Dante's classic "Piranha," and soon you'll be previews of some of the biggest upcoming movie-to-comic adaptations around.
But today's the day, friends: Comic-Con Masquerade! Before the place goes full-on role playing, though, we've got a lot to cover:
- If you like Terminator news, today is your day. MTV is hosting the "Terminator Salvation" panel here in San Diego and is getting exclusive access to director McG and the entire cast!
- We're going to grill Sam Raimi for the latest on the "Spider-Man" franchise. Is Raimi still part of it or what?
- And if Simon Pegg didn't do it for you how about the new Mr. Spock himself? Yes, we're talking to Zachary Quinto today fresh off his "Heroes" panel.
We didn't even mention exclusive interviews with Seth Rogen, Tori Amos, and Joss Whedon, did we? Well now we did. It's the biggest day of Comic-Con yet. Keep it right here and you won't miss a beat.
Superhero team-ups are on everyone's brain this summer thanks to Marvel's awesome cross-pollinating in their two summer tentpoles, "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk." Now it seems a certain X-Man may want to get in on the action.
Asked yesterday by MTV News if he could envision a scenario where he'd have a cameo in an "Avengers" movie and the Aussie star sounded more than game. "Any movie with Robert Downey Jr. I want to be in," he grinned. "I’m open to it. I love playing this guy."
The very fact that he was talking was a surprise let alone his interest in teaming up with some non-X-Men characters. Jackman wasn't on the Comic-Con schedule. His presence wasn't even a big rumor going around Comic-Con but there he was yesterday, literally right off a plane from Australia where he'd just wrapped shooting "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Read More...
By Benjamin Wagner
Holy superhero-strewn hallways, our first full-day at Comic-Con was in-sane!
We snuck on board Zack Snyder's Owl ship and debuted Robert Rodriguez's "Red Sonja' poster. We were there when Twilighters ran one-mile deep, and star Robert Pattison was greeted like Elvis. And we were there when Wolverine bumped into Stan Lee, and Paris premiered her rock opera.
Already today we've gotten a sneak peek of the new "Warriors" comic, uncovered a mysterious Robert Rodriguez project and uncovered a tiny bit of "Terminator: Salvation" news.
But you ain't seen nothin' yet. Here's what's in store for Comic-Con Day Two:
- Sam Jackson talks Nick Fury cameos
- Zack Snyder takes us on a tour of The Owl Ship
- Amy Smart talks "Crank 2"
- Hugh Jackman reveals new "Wolverine" mutants
And there scuttlebutt in the convention center a very
big star (hint: not Tom Waits, but close) might be dropping by "The Spirit" panel this afternoon.