Comic book movies are a very familiar part of our cinematic intake nowadays, and I have no issue with that at all. What self-respecting geek would? Well, perhaps those few of us who sat through the Catwoman movie or Green Lantern might have a bit of a moan, to be fair.
While a lot of big stories from the canon of legendary comics characters are being used as inspiration for big screen adventures (Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Loki and the Chitauri in The Avengers, the endless retreads of Spider-man's early years, etc), there are some iconic stories which you can pretty much be sure you'll never see hit cinemas.
This fan-made trailer for a Wonder Woman movie in which our favourite Amazon faces off against nazis is quite brilliant. The guys at Robot 6/Comic Book Resources posted about it and it's got chins wagging throughout fandom. In fact, it walks all over that failed Wonder Woman pilot episode which was floated a while back. Made by stuntman/director Jesse V. Johnson, the trailer stars Nina Bergman as Wonder Woman and is far better than you may expect.
We've seen a series of new character posters lately from Marvel regarding their next release, Iron Man 3, which will be kicking off phase 2 of their Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now we're getting to the good stuff, with the release of another poster. Before you cry "Just another poster?" check it out. It's a doozy.
Well, at least one DC based team-up movie is heading along nicely.
Whilst promoting Mama, Guillermo del Toro (Executive Producer) spoke about his work on Justice League Dark (formerly known as Heaven Sent).
The release of a picture showing Peter Parker's new duds yesterday makes a lot of sense now, as today we've seen the first pics taken while filming of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes place in New York.
This months edition of Empire magazine features Iron Man 3, with a new image of Tony Stark on its front cover. The new armour he's sporting looks rather dinged up (maintaining the large area of damage across the face plate) whilst Stark himself looks extremely well preened.
Dear reader, this one will be a stern test for both my syntax and your ability to concentrate, let's do this together. In the words of Kevin McCallister - this is it, don't get scared now.
Despite director Ben Affleck getting a much-queried snub from the Academy for an individual Oscar at last night's awards, the smart money was on Argo to pick up Best Picture at the annual Dolby Theatre ego-massage. And win it did, collecting gongs in the Adapted Screenplay and Editing categories while it was at it.
In the days preceding the Academy Awards, however, fascinating images emerged of Jack Kirby's concept sketches for 'Lord of Light', the actual film project that the CIA's Tony Mendez (played by Affleck in his film) renamed and re-appopriated as a cover story for his daring rescue mission to Iran. Kirby is a comic book legend, and perhaps best known for co-creating such iconic Marvel figures as Captain America, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and some of these sketches are reminiscent of some of his more fantastical characters (Galactus, Devourer of Worlds, anyone?).
After last weeks tease of one of Spider-Man's new lenses, Marc Webb has continued his daily tweeting by giving us a link to SuperHeroHype's exclusive first look at Andrew Garfield's new costume!
Behind every good Iron Man there is a good woman. That woman is Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, the subject of our latest Iron Man 3 character sheets.
He's 44 now, and over a decade after first donning the adamantium claws of Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is still making all men look terrible.