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Guardians of the Galaxy Marches On

hr_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46Guardians of the Galaxy came in sixth this past weekend, adding $5.2 million to it’s domestic total. It has now earned $313.7 million. The film has passed Iron Man 2‘s domestic total of $312 million as well as that film’s global total.

In other comic movie news Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to do well coming in eighth and adding $2.7 million domestically bringing its total to $185 million.

Check out the domestic and global totals for “comic” movies this year so far below.

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $313.7 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $245.3 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.8 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $207.3 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $185 million
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
20. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
22. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.2 million
29. Hercules – $72.17 million
36. Robocop – $58.6 million
83. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $13.6 million
101. Snowpiercer – $4.5 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.080.8 billion
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $745.9 million
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $708.3 million
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $681.4 million
7. Guardians of the Galaxy – $632.3 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
12. Edge of Tomorrow – $369.2 million
15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $333.3 million
16. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
20. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
22. Robocop – $242.7 million
23. Hercules – $219 million
46. Snowpiercer – $86.6 million
84. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $27.9 million
206. We Are the Best! – $181,000

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Starlight Gets Star Wars Writer

Mark Millar‘s Starlight has got a writer in the form of Gary Whitta. Whitta was recently hired to write one of the stand-alone Star Wars films coming out over the next few years. Fox picked up the Image comic in 2013. Simon Kinberg was named as producer, with Steve Asbell overseeing for Fox.

Starlight is part of writer Millar’s Millwarworld which ties together the various comic series he writes. It’s the story of Duke McQueen who returns back to space the world he liberated to once again save them from tyranny. The series is similar to Flash Gordon, updated with the same pulp fun.

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Will Kane be in the Deadpool Movie?

It was announced yesterday that Deadpool will be getting the big movie treatment in February of 2016. Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool took to Instagram to warn collectors to make sure to stock up on X-Force #2 from 1991, the first appearance of Garrison Kane aka Weapon X.

Kane was co-created by Fabian Nicieza and Liefeld and was a member of Cable’s team the Six Pack. After a mission gone wrong Kane is drafted into the Weapon X program, which created Deadpool and Wolverine, where he was turned into a cyborg. He has been an adversary of Deadpool so possibly plays a similar role in the film. Kane is currently “dead” in the main Marvel universe. I don’t expect that to last if he has a role in the movie, and a resurrection in the Marvel universe might tip this off even more.

A bigger question is, with both Kane and Deadpool’s connection to Cable, plus Apocalypse’s appearance in the next X film, might we be seeing the future soldier make an appearance? And with Fox dipping their toes more into the X-Force area of the X-Men universe, are we more likely to see a full X-Force film now?!

Deadpool Hits the Big Screen in 2016

deadpool featuredDeadpool is finally coming to the big screen. It has been announced that the film will be released February 12, 2016, though it’s unsure if Ryan Reynolds will star in it. The actor played the character in the dreadful Wolverine: Origins. Tim Miller will direct. We learned of the news via Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld through Facebook.

The prospect of a Deadpool movie seems to have gone into overdrive when test footage by Blur Studios leaked online earlier in the year just after San Diego Comic Con.

In other Fox movie news, Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot is being moved from June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The Assassin’s Creed film also by Fox has been totally removed from the 2015 summer calendar.

 

Guardians Slips From First and Continues Domestic Success, and Mixed Global Results

hr_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46Guardians of the Galaxy fell from the top spot of the box office as it’s run at the box office begins to dwindle, but still going strong. The film earned $8 million this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $305 million. There’s a good chance the film will past Iron Man 2‘s domestic total, and possible the original Iron Man‘s as well.

While Guardians so far tops the domestic box-office, globally, it’s a different story. The film is far behind the latest Transformers, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is still going. The film earned $4.8 million over the weekend, and has a domestic total of $181 million.

Check out the totals for the year so far for “comic” based/related movies.

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $305.9 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $245.1 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.7 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $206.8 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $181 million
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
20. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
22. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.2 million
29. Hercules – $71.7 million
36. Robocop – $58.6 million
82. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $13.5 million
97. Snowpiercer – $4.5 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.080.6 billion
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $745.8 million
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $708.3 million
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $641.7 million
7. Guardians of the Galaxy – $611.5 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
12. Edge of Tomorrow – $369.2 million
15. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $319.9 million
20. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
22. Robocop – $242.7 million
23. Hercules – $210.2 million
46. Snowpiercer – $86.6 million
86. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $23.3 million
192. We Are the Best! – $181,000

This Monday Graphic Policy Radio Talks Guardians of the Galaxy with Guest Scott Kaufman

GP Radio pic MondayThis Monday Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode! We have a very special episode with return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK and we’re discussing Guardians of the Galaxy! The show airs live this Monday at 10pm ET.

Guardians of the Galaxy is still in theaters, ruling the box office as the top earning domestic film of 2014… so far. The film has lead what has been an abysmal summer box office, and out-performed expectations and won over audiences. We’ll discuss the film and try to figure out exactly why it’s taken movie theaters by storm. And…. We are Groot!

Scott is the proprietor of the AV Club’s Internet Film School and an associate editor at The Raw Story. He also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money, podcasts, and is an expert on Game of Thrones.

We want to hear what you think of the film! Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy or call in when we’re on the air live at (619) 768-2952.

 

Marvel Knights Animation’s Eternals arrives on DVD, in stores everywhere on September 16

image003You are thousands of years old. You have amazing powers. You have watched civilizations rise and fall. So why don’t you remember any of this? Best-selling author, Neil Gaiman is joined by superstar artist, John Romita Jr., to bring you the extraordinary tale of the Eternals. Medical student Mark Curry’s world is turned upside-down when he meets Ike Harris, a man who believes that he’s part of a centuries-old race of super-powered beings put here on Earth by aliens to preserve and safeguard the planet – and even crazier, tries to convince Mark that he is one too. On September 16, 2014, Marvel Knights Animation’s Eternals DVD debuts for the first time on home entertainment shelves from Shout! Factory.

This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation release boasts unparalleled storytelling combined with rich visual animation and an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature that provides an intimate look at the development of this amazing story. This deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept.

Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations, sensational soundscapes, and of course, the explosiveness of the mighty Marvel Universe. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators.

As bonus content, the video includes a look back at Eternals with artist John Romita Jr.

A Better Look at the New Batmobile (Updated)

Filming is going on for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and we now have a better look at the new Batmobile courtesy of Instagram user amacro13.

And director Zack Snyder has released a photo.

Starring Adam West Trailer

Whether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox’s Family Guy, Adam West is sure to have made an impression. But few people know the man behind the mask. Documentary filmmaker James Tooley spent three years following the legendary actor, meeting his legions of fans, and trying to understand what keeps the 85 year old actor as passionate as ever. Starring Adam West is a fan funded documentary about the creative and turbulent life of Adam West and the fan supported quest to recognize the beloved actor with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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