It was new comic day yesterday! What did everyone get? What have you liked so far?
Around the Tubes
ICv2 – ‘Superfight’ Will Do ‘The Walking Dead’ – Very cool!
Spinoff Online – ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Could Earn a Record $70 Million This Weekend – I’m betting bigger.
Around the Tubes Reviews
Comic Vine – All-New Ghost Rider #5
Comic Vine – Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1
Comic Vine – Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1
Comic Vine – Cyclops #3
Comic Vine – Deep Gravity #1
Comic Vine – Detective Comics Annual #3
Comic Vine – Five Weapons #10
Comic Vine – Ghostbusters #18
Talking Comics – Hawkeye #19
Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Two #17
Comic Vine – New Avengers #21
Comic Vine – Red Lanterns Annual #1
Comic Vine – Samurai Jack #10
Comic Vine – Sinestro #4
Comic Vine – Ultimate FF #5
Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #24
Comic Vine – The Wake #10
Comic Vine – X-O Manowar #27
When you’ve got a big budget movie coming out aimed at kids, reminding folks of 9/11 probably isn’t the best marketing movie. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8 here in the US, but it opens September 11 in Australia. To promote the movie, Paramount Pictures’ Australia branch released a poster. Unfortunately that poster features an exploding building, people (in this case turtles) falling out of it, and September 11 clear as day.
The image appeared on the official Twitter account of Paramount Pictures Australia. It has since been deleted. Back to the drawing board I think.
Marvel has the whole ringing the opening of the New York Stock Exchange to promote a movie thing down. With Guardians of the Galaxy opening on Friday August 1, stars Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana along with executives from Marvel rung this morning’s bell to open the Stock Exchange.
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.
The movie hits theaters August 22.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the video that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con from Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice has cropped up online. You can catch it below, and if that’s taken down, we’ll find a replacement.
You’d think studios would just accept that film will leak, and release it themselves….
Remember Batkid? Miles, whose battle with leukemia and love of Batman, captivated a nation. Last November, he and the Make-a-Wish turned San Francisco into a Batman adventure, one that touched people’s hearts. A new film, Batkid Begins, looks at Mile’s story, and what it spawned. The feature-length documentary was create by filmmaker Dana Nachman.
Batkid Begins is in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and has little over three weeks to raise about half of the $100,000 goal to finish the film.
Scarlett Johanson’s action-thriller (with a comic book like story) Lucy was number one this weekend with $44 million, beating Hercules based on Radical Publishing‘s comic by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaystarsa. Hercules brought in $29 million. The amount is a win for Lucy which was made for $40 million. Hercules, which cost about $100 million to make, earned $28.7 million over the weekend in 26 foreign markets.
With those two films topping the box office, the winner of the last two weekends, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes earned an additional $16.4 million to bring its domestic total to $172.1 million.
This coming weekend sees the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy, expect that to top the box office.
In other comic book movie related news the yearly grosses stand at:
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $258.7 million
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $236.4 million
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $231.3 million
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.1 million
7. Godzilla – $199.3 million
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $172.1 million
16. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.3 million
17. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
19. Edge of Tomorrow – $97.7 million
30. Robocop – $58.6 million
46. Hercules – $28.7 million
80. Snowpiercer – $3.9 million
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $966.4 million
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $739.5 million
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $713 million
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $706.3 million
6. Godzilla – $498.3 million
11. Edge of Tomorrow – $359 million
12. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $354 million
13. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
16. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $268.6 million
19. Robocop – $242.7 million
33. Snowpiercer – $85.5 million
47. Hercules – $57.7 million
159. We Are the Best! – $170,000
The Deadpool movie has been one of the movies rumored to be announced for the last two San Diego Comic-Cons, only not to happen. The film is in development
hell, with Ryan Reynolds often attached to star in the film. Over night, it looks like test footage leaked online, with Fox doing their best to pull it down from the web.
Here’s your chance to check it out what might be test footage from the film, and it sounds a hell of a lot like Ryan Reynolds.
While nothing is confirmed, this does sound like what Rob Liefeld has described previously, like in this video from Las Vegas Comic Con.
Update: We updated with a higher resolution video, and this is indeed confirmed.
Throughout San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel handed out sections of art that made up a massive poster to promote next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s the full complete poster, which looks to promise some awesomeness when the movie hits theaters.
We got to see Wonder Woman and now Batman.