Archive | February, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights trailer

27 Feb

Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming DC Universe animated film, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. The format appears to be similar to Batman: Gotham Knight, in the sense that it’s made up of inter-connected stories following six “legendary” Green Lanterns. Fans will finally get to see (or at least hearNathan Fillion — a fan favorite for the lead in the upcoming Green Lantern live-action movie before Ryan Reynolds was awarded the role — play the role of Hal Jordan. Also joining the cast are Kelly Hu (X2), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter series).

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be out on DVD & BluRay on 7 June 2011, 10 days before the theatrical release of the Green Lantern feature film.

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Fans rally to resurrect Firefly

25 Feb

Nathan Fillion, star of Castle (and, of course, Firefly) said in a recent interview that if he had the money, he would buy the rights to the Firefly TV series and produce it himself.  Seven days later, more than 70,000 fans have rallied behind Help Nathan Buy Firefly.

Firefly fans and online communities from all over the world are joining the movement, including some former Firefly writers.

If you love Firefly and want to see ol’ Serenity fly again, join the community on Facebook and / or Twitter. Or visit the helpnathanbuyfirefly.com website.

Is this a practical joke, just another giant love-in for Firefly fans or a serious fan movement than could bring Joss Whedon’s cult favorite back from the dead? (Let’s not forget a similar movement decades ago resurrected Star Trek, which went on to spawn four new TV series and 11 feature films.)

This may all be a dream … but it’s a nice dream. Aren’t dreams worth fighting for?

Best pic of Chris Evans as Captain America yet

24 Feb

Marvel has posted new pictures from the upcoming Captain America and Thor movies, giving us our best look at Cap’s movie costume to date. I’ve posted Cap’s close-up below but you can also check out the rest here.

Captain America: The First Avenger opens in Singapore on 11 August 2011. For release dates in other countries, click here.

Comic vs Movie: Thor Trailer #2

19 Feb

What will they change when Thor goes from the page to the big screen? Grumpy Fanboy goes frame-by-frame on the new Thor trailer to see how the film compares to comic book canon.

So let’s answer the questions that really matter to comic book fans!

Is Jane Foster a nurse?

No. In the movie continuity, Jane is apparently a storm-chaser: a scientist who studies tornadoes and storms. In the trailer, we see her with storm-studying equipment and riding around, video camera in hand, with fellow scientists.

Will we see Dr Don Blake?

Probably not. Unlike in the comics, Thor’s mortal identity does not appear smaller or frailer than his godly form. In the trailer we see him land on Earth, identify himself as “Thor” and appear in the rest of the trailer without Blake’s trademark walking stick. But we know his godly powers are absent because he is knocked unconscious by a taser.

How does Thor’s movie costume compare to the comic book version?

When the costume designs for Thor first leaked onto the web, the collective reaction from comic book fans was, “Where’s his helmet?” The good news is, we do see the winged helmet and flowing red cape in the trailer briefly. The bad news is, we don’t see much more of the helmet. The succeeding action scenes show Thor in battle without his helmet.

What about Loki’s costume?

Good news! We see Loki in his trademark color (green) grasping the Gungnir spear. There is also a split-second where we see Loki in his familiar horned helmet.

What does Mjolnir look like?

More good news! The glimpses we get of Thor’s hammer look right out of the comics. Even the inscription – “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor” – appears in the film, although in what appears to be the ancient Norse script. (It was written in English in the comics.)

Is that the Destroyer?

Hells, yeah! The enchanted Destroyer armor looks straight out of the comics, complete with disintegrator beam that fires from his face.

Will we see the Warriors Three?

Yes! And I almost missed this! We got barely a peek at them in previous trailers. In this trailer we see Fandral the Dashing, Hogun the Grim and Volstagg the Voluminous — three beloved characters who are part of Marvel Comics canon but not part of classic Norse mythology — for a split-second.

Does Thor fly?

Apparently not. No footage from the trailer shows Thor “flying” by hurling his hammer and hanging on (as he does in the comics). However …

Does Thor throw his hammer?

Oh yeah! In this latest trailer, we see Thor throwing Mjolnir twice. And we see the hammer do a 180 in mid-air and return to Thor’s hand. Just like in the comics 😉

Thor opens in Singapore on 28 April 2011. To find release dates in other countries, click here.

Here it is! The Captain America Super Bowl ad

7 Feb

Better watch it now before they decide to remove it from Youtube!

And while we’re at it, here’s the Thor trailer…