Diamond's Marvel Select series has been bringing the goods for years now, offering up insanely detailed action figures of everyone from Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye to 1970s Storm. The geniuses over at Diamond have now turned their attention towards James Mangold's upcoming film, "The Wolverine," and have delivered quite a feisty take on the titular mutant.
The 7" tall figure stays faithful to Hugh Jackman's likeness, even going so far as to faithfully adapt the somehow-buffer-than-ever physique that the actor's been sporting in the film's promotional images. Fans prone to making stop-motion animation will be pleased to know that the figure comes with three interchangeable heads, depicting emotions ranging from "berserker annoyance" to "berserker rage." There are even interchangeable hands, depending on whether or not you like your bones with or without adamantium, or just prefer a classy katana.
The video below gets all up in Wolverine's many sculpted faces.
After "Marvel's the Avengers" smashed a couple dozen box office records, it's safe to say that a lot of actors wouldn't mind assembling alongside Iron Man and Captain America. The cast of "Avengers" just made it look like so much fun, and that's some fun that action movie legend Jean-Claude Van Damme wouldn't mind getting in on. If Joss Whedon wants a bit of Van Damme's brand of kickboxing-inspired action, that is. The actor wrote on his Facebook page:
"Well, it would be fun to play one of these types of amazing comic book characters again. By the way, I am a big fan of Marvel's superhero Silver Surfer and also another heroic fictional character known as Doc Savage - the Man of Bronze!"
Hardcore fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe know that Phil Coulson isn't the only S.H.I.E.L.D. agent holding the super-spy force together. Agent Jasper Sitwell, played by Maximiliano Hernandez, has suited up (in an actual suit, not an Iron Man suit) in a handful of Marvel projects. Hernandez previously appeared as Agent Jasper Sitwell in "Thor" and "Marvel's the Avengers." He also appeared in the Marvel One-Shots short films "The Consultant" and "Item 47." Judging by Hernandez's recent tweets, it appears that Agent Sitwell is returning to the Helicarrier for another appearance. Exactly where he'll pop up remains a mystery. Let's see if we can get to the bottom of this.
If you've been waiting for Earth's Mightiest Heroes to be rechristened Earth's Mightiest Morphin Avengers, then wait no longer (also, that's a very specific thing to wait for). One fan has re-edited "Marvel's the Avengers" to perfectly line-up with the original opening credits of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," because they just had to, okay? It's pretty spot-on, and surely hits the nostalgia button for every Marvel fan born in the mid-to-late 80s.
If this exists, then surely a mash-up of the Avengers with "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" can't be far behind.
Everyone's favorite armored Avenger will be landing in theaters soon. For those of you that want just a little more "Iron Man 3" before its May 3rd release date, check out this new promo for TCL Multimedia. The thirty-second spot mixes a couple new seconds of footage with a lot of the material we've become friendly with through the previous trailers: Tony in the snow, Tony at the impromptu press conference and Mandarin making an exquisite mess of Tony's house. Check it out below:
Artist Rafa Toro has given Batman's rogues gallery a quirky update, re-imagining the fearsome villains as maniacally delightful toons. Every iteration of every foe is rendered in this series of strutting GIFs, providing possibly the only context in which the Joel Schumacher-era villains make any real sense.
In addition to being fun to look at, the GIF set shows just how extensive Batman's two film franchises have been. Whatever angle the next franchise attempts, they'll be hard-pressed to find suitable adversaries for the Dark Knight that he hasn't already faced.
Enjoy the strutting villains below, and be reminded of just how cool Jack Nicholson's Joker was.
"It’s great. It’s really good and strong. I think fans will love it. I think people who have never seen any of the [previous] 'X-Men' films before are going to be really into it," he told I Am Rogue. "I think it’s satisfying and giving people what they want, while at the same time being challenging and giving them something different, new, and unexpected."
"The Walking Dead" returns to the Prison in the upcoming episode "This Sorrowful Life" after focusing on the drama at Woodbury in "Prey," and new promos for the episode show that it will focus on Merle, Merle, Merle. Despite his many apologies to those he wronged in the Prison crew, the one-handed Dixon brother is still walking on thin ice.
In addition to the promo, which can be watched after the jump (and are obviously full of spoilers for those of you not caught up on the intense season), two new clips from "This Sorrowful Life" have also been released. Between the three looks into next week's "The Walking Dead" episode, it becomes clear that Merle isn't the only one who should be watching his back. Michonne could be in trouble as well as Rick seems pretty convinced that giving her up to the Governor will make all of his problems go away.
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.