July 24th, 2014, 11:49 PM
Warriors, get ready to raid. We’re taking over Comic-Con International in San Diego from July 24-26, and YOU are invited to join our army. For those of you unable to make the voyage to San Diego, we still have PLENTY of ways for you to join the #VikingsSDCC charge.
1.Follow @HistoryVikings on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and Facebook for exclusive behind-the-scenes pictures and videos live from San Diego.
2.Starting tomorrow at 5pm EDT check-in on tvtag throughout the week/weekend to collect the limited edition #VikingsSDCC stickers—6 stickers plus a special BONUS sticker. Every 12 hours a new sticker will be unlocked, so set those reminders to check-in on tvtag, because those who unlock all 6 will be able to unlock a super limited edition BONUS sticker, and considered one of our most loyal warriors.
3.Use the hashtag #VikingsSDCC to discuss battle strategies with seasoned warriors and give advice to just recruited shield wall members. We’ll be retweeting members of our shield wall throughout the weekend, so get in on the action.
4.On Friday, July 25 at 4:45pm PDT, join the @HistoryVikings live tweet of the Vikings Blood Legacy Panel, featuring none other than Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig, and Michael Hirst. Don’t forget to use #VikingsSDCC during the live tweet! And of course, the Vikings have brought gold and treasure with them. Directly after the panel, stay tuned for the very first sneak peek of Season 3!
Prepare yourselves, warriors…it’s time to show the world that the Vikings know how to charge.
July 26th, 2014, 11:51 PM
July 27th, 2014, 08:57 PM
Did James Spader shrink?
July 30th, 2014, 12:35 AM
Behold The Official Deadpool Movie Test Footage In Hi-Res Here!
Authentic! Approved! Non-bootlegged! If you didn't get to see the test footage of a Ryan Reynolds-voiced, potentially all-CG version of the Merc with a Mouth earlier this week — or even if you did, and want to see it the way it ought to be seen — watch it here, now. I say again: It's so perfect it will break you heart that this movie hasn't been made yet.
Apparently this is just a small pat of an 8-minute test reel made by Tim Miller's Blur Studios, who was once attached to direct a Deadpool movie. Here's hoping the other six minutes are too far behind...
August 9th, 2014, 09:05 PM
Deadpool Trailer Test Explained
September 3rd, 2014, 11:10 PM
Dwayne Johnson Officially Set For Shazam
He'll play Black Adam
He’s been dancing around the DC Comics cinematic universe for years now, dropping coy hints about possible roles and films he’d like to tackle. Finally, Dwayne Johnson has made it official, making a deal to play the villain-turned-antihero Black Adam in a Shazam film.
Warner Bros. has hired Darren Lemke to write the script for the film, with Johnson attached to star. Shazam focuses on Billy Batson, who can become the hero known as Captain Marvel by saying the word, “Shazam!” which grants him the powers of six mythological gods.
Johnson’s character, Black Adam, has long been the nemesis for the hero, but in recent comics, he’s been on a path to change his nature and make amends for his past. And that would seem to be the embryonic film’s angle, as hinted at in Johnson’s tweet about the role today.
Of course, it’s early days and with Lemke only just kicking off work, no director is attached and no schedule has been set for the movie. But the news also gives credence to word of Warner Bros. registering a batch of new domain names.
As for when Shazam will make its appearance? That’s still up in the air. But Warners has a lot of release dates to fill and having Johnson locked in for one of the movies helps figure out one of them…
October 18th, 2014, 06:59 PM
The Transporter tv series premieres tonight:
October 21st, 2014, 12:18 AM
ARROW Casts Vinnie Jones as Major Supervillain for Season 3
As the title suggests, this post contains spoilers for Arrow’s third season. You have been warned!
In what is probably the most spot-on casting since Patrick Stewart as Professor X, it has been announced that British tough guy actor and former football bruiser Vinnie Jones has been cast to play crime lord Danny “Brick” Brickwell on this season of The CW’s Arrow. Brick will have a three-episode arc in the middle of the season (episodes 10, 11, and 12), following the mid-season premiere episode 9.
In the comics, Brick is a metahuman who has reddish skin that makes him basically impervious to physical harm. In the TV show, even though metahumans are now a thing thanks to The Flash‘s particle accelerator explosion, he’s going to just be a guy who can’t seem to die even though he’s been shot several times. If you think that sounds slightly familiar, than you are thinking correctly; Jones played underworld enforcer Bullet-Tooth Tony in Guy Ritchie’s 2000 film Snatch. And, of course, there’s that whole thing when Jones played the Juggernaut (bitch) in 2006′s X-Men: The Last Stand.
Brick was introduced into the comics during Green Arrow‘s early 2000s renaissance thanks to writer Judd Winick and artist Phil Hester and was letter used extensively during Andrew Kreisberg’s tenure as writer on the series later in the decade. Kreisberg is, of course, the current Executive Producer and one of the head writers of Arrow, and the character had already been teased back in Season One as a name in Oliver’s now-forgotten book of names of people who failed the city.
Brick is just another in a line of DC characters joining Arrow this year. We’ve already seen Ray Palmer (the Atom) but we’ll eventually see Wildcat, Captain Boomerang, Cupid, Manhunter, and of course, Ra’s al Ghul before the season’s up.