Comic books movies past/present/future, and sometimes some games. Following the format of the last thread,
Upcoming movies:Punisher: Warzone
Punisher: War Zone is an upcoming 2008 action film based on the comic book vigilante and anti-hero The Punisher, a fictional character whose adventures are published by Marvel Comics. The film is a reboot, not a sequel to 2004's The Punisher, directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. It will be released in North America by Lions Gate Entertainment and will be released in other parts of the world by Columbia Pictures.
The Spirit (also known as Will Eisner's The Spirit) is an upcoming 2008 American film adaptation based on the newspaper strip of the same name created by Will Eisner. Batfilm, OddLot, and Lionsgate are set to produce. Frank Miller wrote and directed the film, which stars Gabriel Macht as The Spirit and Samuel L. Jackson as his nemesis, The Octopus. Filming began in October 2007, with release scheduled for Christmas Day, 2008.
Watchmen is a 2009 film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' comic book limited series of the same name, directed by Zack Snyder. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie and Carla Gugino. Set in 1985, the film follows a group of former vigilantes as war begins to break out between the United States and the Soviet Union.
WikipediaX-Men Origins: Wolverine
Whiteout is a 2009 feature film adaptation of the 1999 comic book Whiteout by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber. The film is directed by Dominic Sena and stars Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht in the lead roles. Filming is currently taking place in Canada. Whiteout is slated to be released on April 24, 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an upcoming superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Wolverine, due for release on May 1, 2009. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Hugh Jackman as the title character. It is a prequel to the X-Men film trilogy, focusing on the mutant Wolverine and his time with Team X, before Wolverine's skeleton was bonded with the indestructible metal adamantium.
Upcoming games:Batman: Arkham Asylum
KotakuDC Universe Online
In Batman: Arkham Asylum the player assumes the role of Batman as he delivers The Joker to Arkham Asylum. There, the imprisoned super-villains have set a trap and an immersive combat gaming experience unfolds. With an original script penned by Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini, the game brings the universe of DC Comics' detective to life!
GameTrailersLEGO Batman: The Videogame
The first project out of Sony Online's Austin studio, this action-based MMO explores the various worlds of DC Comics' superheroes and villains. Key collaborators include comic veterans Jim Lee (who serves as the game's Executive Creative Director), Ale Garza, Carlos D'Anda, and Scott Iwahashi, in addition to EverQuest developers, Chris Cao and Shawn Lord.
GameTrailersMortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
LEGO Batman: The Videogame brings the one-and-only Caped Crusader to life in a completely original storyline. Players will take control of the Dynamic Duo, Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Robin, as well as bonus hero Nightwing to fight Gotham City’s most notorious criminals including The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, Scarecrow, and many more. Players can also explore their wicked side and fight their way through the game as the villains, experiencing the game from a completely different point of view with all-new criminal objectives.
GameTrailersSpider-Man: Web of Shadows
When a cataclysmic force merges conquerors from two universes, conflict is inevitable. Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe (DCU). How can either side prevail when rage blinds them to the dark threat poised to destroy them all?
GameTrailersUltimate Alliance 2: Fusion
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows immerse players in an all-new action-adventure saga that gives them unprecedented control, never before seen in a Spider-Man game. Armed throughout the battle and confronted by an unrecognizable New York City, players choose to play as a heroic web-slinger or a volatile, destructive anti-hero, fighting with or against a vast number of fan-favorite Marvel heroes and villains, switching instantly between sides, and deciding which missions to undertake to save mankind.
Activision announced there will be 24 heroes in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Fusion. In addition to Iron Man and the Invisible Woman that we previously knew about, Venom, Green Goblin, Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain America and Wolverine (in an old classic costume) are confirmed. Activision also revealed that the story involves a global assault based around Latvia. So you can count on Doctor Doom being in the game. Lastly, we found out that there is the new ability to share super powers between different characters and customize them in new ways. We're guessing this is where the Fusion subtitle comes from.
basically it's a murder mystery set at mcmurdo station in antarctica. carrie stetko is a us marshal who has to figure out what's going on. it's particularly notable for being an early greg rucka story that has a sexy british spy lady who seems suspiciously similar to one tara chase.
so hopefully not
I'm not convinced that a game's writer reflects the quality of the game's story. It just seems like they don't dictate where the game goes, they just fill in the blanks, mostly writing lines. Like, Justice League Heroes was written by Dwayne McDuffie, but the story was pretty mediocre. The only thing that seemed to be of good quality were a few of the one liners.
you know who wrote the predator: concrete jungle game from a few years back?
grant fucking morrison
...and also every character is getting a redesign by guys from wildstorm to make them more X-TREME and marketable towards a mass video game audience. Hence, Batman being covered in rivets and standing dong-high to killer croc. I can't help but see this game being this generation's Dark Tomorrow.
But not to be a full downer, I'm really psyched about Lego Batman and am hoping to see some obscure/ oddball characters show up in that. And, I'll probably check out the turd of a Mortal Kombat game if there's a quick way to do full costume unlocks to see all of the character models.
Also, the new character design for Jax makes him look like a Turk from scrubs with a fatter face.
Does anyone know anything about the accompanying comic that DC's supposed to be pumping out for the game?
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Yeah, that's always struck me as pretty funny. And I suppose Dini isn't infallible.
I'm really looking forward to Batman Arkham. Not because of the action but because of the detective crap and sneaking. Scaring the crap out of people is the best part of the job, and I hope I get to do plenty of it.
I don't have the issue right here, but they also said all of the environments would be destructible, so you could use them against foes, or in attacks, etc. Also, apparently the level up system and equipment systems are little more understandable.
They also hinted at a mission where Tony Stark and Captain America have a disagreement, possibly splitting the teams in half.
I know nothing about Telegraph as a journalism source. I don't know if they are reliable or not. But my friend linked me that article, and frankly, the mere thought of it makes me shudder.
Nolan has done some AMAZING things with Batman Begins and the Dark Knight, but casting Cher as an older version of Catwoman just makes me gag. Catwoman is supposed to have sexual tension with Batman. That's her thing. And a 62 year old Cher just makes me want to stab myself in the face. There's no way Bruce Wayne could ever be attracted to that.
"Filming of the new Batman instalment, provisionally entitled The Caped Crusader, is due to begin in Vancouver early next year."
Yes, because that doesn't just reek of bullshit.
anyone who actually believes this should be dragged out in the streets and shot
I said I didn't know how trustworthy the source was.
Oh desperate internet. When will you learn?
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And Templesmith did the tie-in comic.
So they were both working on this game in seperate capacities instead of working together and doing more Fell!
Does anyone find the lack of iron man trades that are still in print to be kind of shocking?
I always check out what's going on with a hero after seeing a movie, and vaguely follow all the big storylines and crossovers as they're announced, so I knew about extremis and invincible, but hadn't read any of it.
When I went to pick something up, I was pretty shocked to see all that's really in print is the Invincible trades, and past extremis they all have pretty poor reviews. I guess there were a few limiteds collected as trades as well, but most of them also have awful reviews and quickly went out of print.
I ended up grabbing the best of those limiteds, hypervelocity, on recommendation from some people here as well as positive amazon reviews. It's great, but it's also just a big, passionate love letter to Ghost in the Shell (right down to the capekiller leader being named Aramaki).
On the more classic front, all I can find is a hardcover of the demon in a bottle story (which I scored on super-discount at a going-out-of-business sale for a hobbyshop), a trade of various issues showing off different armors, and an over-priced and hard to find collection of Armor Wars. There are also three essential volumes, but it's still far far behind all the other essential books.
I believe Morrison wrote the latest Area 51 game also.
That would explain marylin manson voiced alien....
But I have read somewhere that Morrissons ideas for the predator game were so out there, virtually nothing he made got into the game....
As great a character as Iron Man is, and as much as people love him, he has actually had very few actual good stories. Or villains for that matter.
Even keeping that in mind, it's really surprising to see that there are more volumes of Essential Tomb of Dracula than there are of Iron Man.
Is there any promise on the horizon for shellhead? I know John Faverau was doing a limited, and I guess there are more limiteds on the way.
And the best part about it, its still new. People who are just starting out could probably find the first few issues.
Newsarama is reporting that the Preacher series is pretty much dead
I know Johnson didn't do a great job with Ghost Rider, but I really liked Daredevil, so I had hopes for this to turn out good.
Wonder if Song of Ice and Fire is next.
I think it was an Area 51 movie script, not the game itself.
Or maybe both.
Obviously its at the end of the video, but before then you can see some of Jokers moves (yay boxing glove!)
I wonder if they were maybe too faithful to the original... I mean, there was definitely some gratuitous stuff in Preacher that easily could have been left out. Damn, it would have made an awesome HBO miniseries tho.
even though it is combining all six books into one movie, O'Malley is involved, so I am hopeful.
Not sure if that's been posted, didn't see it in this thread or the last one.