Archive for July 3, 2012
Saturday at Comic-Con 2012 will bring us the most highly-anticipated panels of the convention – and that’s saying alot, given Friday’s impressive TV panel lineup. But while Friday the 13th is all about TV, Saturday at ‘Con 2o12 will be all about the big movie movie panels – including Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Guillermo del Toro’s Monster movie Pacific Rim; M. Night Shyamalan’s new sci-fi tale After Earth; Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained; and Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel.
While movies might steal the show on Saturday, TV won’t be without an audience: True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Alphas, Being Human, Grimm and other geek-fave shows will all be coming to the San Diego Convention Center.
COMIC-CON 2012 SCHEDULE: SATURDAY JULY 14th
Comic-Con 2012 Schedule: Saturday, July 14th
Next year, months after Iron Man 3 kicks off the summer movie season of 2013, Thor 2 will test the waters as the first ever fall release for Marvel Studios. As we learned not long ago, Captain America 2 will also serve as test, representing the first ever spring release for Marvel Studios the following year.
Why the move away from key summer release dates? Marvel Studios and The Avengers team have successfully established themselves among mainstream pop culture so no longer does Marvel need to forcefully keep films close together to maintain buzz through cross-marketing as we saw with Captain America and Thor last summer. The other big reason is that it allows for more than two films per year depending on the need…
With Marvel Studios shooting one film at a time (for ...
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Sony's attempt to reboot its mega-profitable web-slinger franchise finally hits cinemas today and already its proving a good little earner for the studio.
The Marc Webb-directed film brought in $7.5 million at 3,150 midnight screenings last night. Around 16% of that amount came from IMAX screens. Because of the Tuesday opening no-one is entirely sure what kind of opening day numbers the film will actually post.
Reviews are good but not great, the film scoring 73% and a 6.8/10 on Rotten Tomatoes along with a 67/100 on Metacritic. Those numbers place it above "Spider-Man 3" but well below the first two Raimi films.
Now's the time for you to have your say. Did the film work on its own merits? How does it compare to the Raimi-era Spidey? Were Garfield and Stone better than Maguire and Dunst? Please let us know your thoughts below:
Paramount Pictures has officially released the first trailer for "Jack Reacher", Christopher McQuarrie's upcoming film adaptation of Lee Child's novel "One Shot" which features Child's signature character Jack Reacher.
Of course the film has experienced quite a bit of controversy due to the hiring of the brunette 5'7" Tom Cruise to play the tough-as-nails, 6'5" blond giant and ex-military policeman.
The trailer won't make those doubts go away - if anything the combination of Cruise and the music would make one believe this is a more low-budget and low-key "Mission: Impossible" spin-off than anything. Let us know what you think below:
Several quick superhero sequel updates today. First up the official Avengers Facebook page has posted up the first concept art image by Ryan Meinerding from "Iron Man 3". Said art is expected to be available at this year’s Comic-Con.
Next up, the British Board of Film Classification has confirmed via their website that "The Dark Knight Rises" has a runtime of 164 minutes and 27 seconds - 12 minutes longer than "The Dark Knight" and 24 minutes longer than "Batman Begins".
Finally, Marvel has pushed their still unannounced untitled film, the one everyone is guessing to be "Guardians of the Galaxy" at the moment, from May 16th 2014 to August 1st 2014.