If you're on the fence about kicking ass with Kick-Ass, then let this video persuade you. "Kick-Ass 2" has launched a viral campaign for the film's super team, Justice Forever. In this video, one that could easily be the first of many, lead teenage vigilante Kick-Ass addresses you - yes, YOU - and urges you to join the fight against the greatest evil this specific sequel has ever seen: The Mother F---er!
"Kick-Ass 2" opens on August 16th, meaning that the time is right for an internet promotional campaign to start up. MTV Geek's already published an interview with co-creator John Romita Jr - one that's well worth a read. The rest of the summer could very well belong to Kick-Ass and Justice Forever, even if star Jim Carrey seems to have soured on "Kick-Ass 2."
Latino Review has suddenly become a hotbed of "Doctor Strange" updates. The site broke the news of just who Stephen Strange might be squaring off against last week, and now they've apparently gotten hold of the script. El Mayimbe has now turned the script into a video, one that runs down what could be the first act of Marvel's "Doctor Strange" film.
To make things even more interesting, Comic Book Movie has cited an inside source as saying that "Doctor Strange" is incredibly important to Marvel moving forward, and that he could play a role in Phase 3 that Iron Man played in Phases 1 and 2. "The studio needs a new 'hub' character going into Phase 3 and beyond," says the source, "as there is audience fatigue, aging stars and a need to move from Tony Stark/Iron Man as a 'hub' for films."
The script comes from Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, who previously penned "Sahara" and "Conan the Barbarian." El Mayimbe gives the script a thumbs up before diving right into the plot. Check out the video below for the first third of the tale, if you're fine with what could be spoilers should this be the film's actual script.
Last week, lucky ticket-holders were informed of not one but TWO awesome comic book TV series panels happening this year at San Diego Comic-Con International. First up, ABC announced that "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will be making its Comic-Con debut with a special booth set up all weekend long and a Friday panel featuring "Avengers" director Joss Whedon! Then on Saturday, the CW's "Arrow" will be returning to Comic-Con in light of its immensely successful first season. Hopefully, we'll even get a sneak preview of season two!
"Arrow" may be the latest TV series based on the DC comics universe, but it is by no means the first. In fact, back in 2002, Gotham City's sirens (a.k.a. the "Birds of Prey") had their very own short-lived TV series. Click past the jump for more!
Stan Lee's known as many things: writer, creator, showman, promoter, spokesman, and cameo actor extraordinaire. But can we add Trekkie to that list? An interview conducted by Rod Roddenberry for "Trek Nation," the documentary about his late father Gene Roddenberry, reveals that Stan Lee considered the "Star Trek" creator to be something of a kindred spirit.
"I tried to, given the fact that there was a fantasy angle [to the Marvel Comics superheroes] somewhere, I tried to make everything else as realistic as possible," Lee says to Roddenberry. "It's sort of a case of realistic fantasy, and I would say your father [Gene] was a master of that."
You can check out the full clip below, and be sure to head over to MTV Geek for the full lowdown on "Trek Nation"!
The man himself, Joss Whedon, popped by "The Colbert Report" to go face-to-face with the other man himself, Stephen Colbert. Whedon was there to promote his new film "Much Ado About Nothing." You gotta see the clip they show for it, too, because the film was shot in Whedon's house as part of his desire to do more micro-budget films (as opposed to "Avengers" which has all the budget!).
Joss also discussed the origin of his unique moniker, even going so far as to reveal the nickname that drove him to make the permanent switch (hint: it's in the headline).
And of course, Whedon can't appear on any show without getting asked an "Avengers 2" question. Colbert gets one in on the sneak at the end of the interview. Check it out below!
With "Man of Steel" a big hit, we can expect a sequel sooner rather than later. While some ideas may already be in place for the sequel, the big question on everyone's mind is exactly who will test Superman's strength after General Zod. We've offered our thoughts on the subject; Total Film sat down with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon and got their thoughts on a particular Super-foe: Doomsday. The ancient Kryptonian rage monster first appeared in 1992's "Superman: The Man of Steel" #18 before killing Clark Kent a few months later in the "Death of Superman" storyline.
Snyder didn't deny the possibility of Doomsday showing up, saying, "Let's just say that in the Superman universe, there are a lot of great villains and heroes, and the DC Universe is rich." Amy Adams had her mind on another villain, jokingly suggesting, "I'd like Bizarro Superman. Two Henrys, that's what I'd like." But Henry Cavill, the man who will actually have to trade blows with the brute, gave the character an enthusiastic thumbs up.
Check out the full interview after the jump for the cast's thoughts!
Screenwriter/fan Damon Lindelof got the opportunity to voice his opinion on "Man of Steel," the film that's currently dividing the fan nation. Lindelof's no stranger to rabid fanbases, high expectations and big time reboots. He was one of the main voices behind ABC's "Lost" and helped pen "Prometheus" and "Star Trek Into Darkness," and is a self-proclaimed huge comic book fan.
While walking the red carpet for "World War Z," which he also has a writing credit on, Lindelof revealed which side of the great debate he has come down on.
"I thought it was fantastic. I think that [director] Zack [Snyder] did an amazing job of essentially rebirthing the myth." Check out the clip below for Lindelof's full thoughts, including his take on the super controversy.
Do you agree with Damon Lindelof? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!
"Deadpool" has been in development hell for a while now. After years of work, only three minutes of test footage have been shot. But they're three awesome minutes, according to screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. While that sequence has yet to be revealed, Deadpool creator and comic book artist Rob Liefeld acted out the sequence during a panel at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention. The artist went into great detail, describing the sequence's action bits and joke moments with his trademark enthusiasm.
Liefeld seems to be pleased with the test footage, as he reassured the audience that, "this is not 'Wolverine: Origins.' This is Deadpool." He's of course referencing the barely recognizable version of Wade Wilson portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," a film that will most likely be ignored should "Deadpool" ever get off the ground.
You can check out the full video below, and a paraphrased transcript at Comic Book Movie.
If you're going to San Diego Comic-Con this year and want to celebrate your "Man of Steel" fandom with something extravagant, MTV Geek's got just the thing for you! Our sister site's announced that a variant Superman Icon statue will be available exclusively at this year's convention. Featuring a dark take on Kal-El, the statue can be seen in all its glory (along with some other awesome exclusive DC collectibles) in the video below.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" may already have a packed cast, with Mary Jane Watson, Electro, the Rhino, Norman and Harry Osborn all popping up in the film. There are also a few actors whose roles are still a mystery; Colm Feore's one of them - although IMDB now includes what was previously a rumor in its listing.
The other mystery actor is Felicity Jones, who joined the cast alongside Paul Giamatti back in late January. The actress' role has yet to be confirmed, but people have pegged her to be Black Cat. While interviewing the actress, Flicks and the City tried to trick her into admitting she's donning a catsuit in the superhero film.
When asked if she was looking forward to everyone seeing her as Black Cat, Jones replied: "Um, well, uhhh... possibly. I don't know, yeah. I kind of, it's umm...yeah, if that happens, that would be wonderful, yeah." Check out the full video below.
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.