The time has finally come for Marvel to initiate the marketing countdown to the August 1st launch of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt, will unveil the trailer for the movie on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! tomorrow night. In advance, USA Today has an introductory article on Marvel’s first new franchise film since 2011, along with three new images.
The TERMINATOR franchise is in an interesting place right now. The last two films, TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES and TERMINATOR: SALVATION, failed to capture the hearts and minds of the general film going audience in the same way that James Cameron’s first two did. Fox’s TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES television series was short lived, lasting only two seasons.
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Deadline reports the upcoming Fox series GOTHAM has found its James Gordon in Ben McKenzie. McKenzie, who once voiced The Dark Knight in the animated BATMAN: YEAR ONE, will play Gordon in his younger detective days in the comic book cop drama. The series will also introduce some of Batman’s famous foes.
The casting of McKenzie is a massive early win for GOTHAM. The actor turned in outstanding work in the underrated TNT drama SOUTHLAND, in which McKenzie played an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. He should excel in making the transition from beat cop to slightly seasoned detective.
If you’re not already, start getting excited.
A little late this week, but tvbythenumbers reported that AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. had a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.62 million viewers overall. That’s the fourth episode in a row with ratings in the same general range, clearly establishing a stable trend in the ratings. Coming off a bit of a hiatus (and heading into a Winter Olympics one) that’s a good solid sign.
The premier provider of genre movie collectibles has outdone itself with Batman’s armory from THE DARK KNIGHT. Announced last month and still available for pre-order, this gorgeous set comes in three different configurations depending on the size of your shelf and tax return. You can get your armory by itself, with Alfred, with Bruce Wayne, or with both!
Also, Henry Cavill’s Superman from MAN OF STEEL is shipping now. Check out the images below.
Paul Bettany, a Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran who’s been Tony Stark’s disembodied best friend, J.A.R.V.I.S., in three IRON MAN films and THE AVENGERS, will finally have a physical form to go along with his artificial intelligence. Per Variety and the Daily Mail, Bettany will play android villain turned superhero the Vision in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. This casting news calls into question which came first, the Ultron or the Vision?
Hot Toys has announced some pretty awesome collectibles over the past couple of months, including the latest offering – Whiplash Mark II from IRON MAN 2. It’s available for pre-order now along with previously the previously announced Mark XXXIX Starboost from IRON MAN 3, Loki from THOR: THE DARK WORLD, and Bruce Banner/Hulk from THE AVENGERS! Hit the jump for the gallery.
Every once in a while, a film comes along that unexpectedly levels you. You think you’re about to see a fun film that’s mainly geared towards kids so you don’t expect more than a happy child by the time the credits roll. Once you see the film, you quickly realize that having low expectations wasn’t necessary. Over the past several years, an increasing number of animated films have successfully been able to provide heartfelt entertainment for just about everyone.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns briefly from its hiatus before it goes on another one to bring us ‘T.R.A.C.K.S.,’ a new best for a series that continues to move in the right direction. Concurrent character timelines, Mike Peterson’s return, and the one and only Stan Lee join forces to pack an entertaining punch. The heart of the episode, however, is revealed when a team member is in peril.
Finally, MMM TV is back. We apologize for our absence and we will be making up for lost time with this episode and another immediately to follow. In “Seeds,” it’s back to school week for AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., as Marvel’s jet-setting spies investigate attacks at the organization’s school for scientifically gifted youngsters. Plus, the origin of Skye!