What?!? When!?!: Your Updated Comics Cinema Calendar, March 2015 Edition — Now With More Frozen!

frozen-fever-elsa-anna

Well, I had hoped to wait until May before updating my movie calendar, but then Bob Iger had to go and hold an annual shareholder’s meeting for Disney. …which means that all sorts of stuff got announced, so here’s the latest.

The new Star Wars spin-off film, Rogue One, gets a release date as does Episode VIII

Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens-Oscar-Isaac

More details trickle in about the post-Force Awakens Star Wars films

Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi team up with First Second to further explore the world of The Dam Keeper

still_5

The celebrated Oscar-nominated animated short will live on in graphic novel form next year

The Buddyback pose: A brief history of buddy cops posing back-to-back in front of a car

Hardcastle_and_McCormick_(1984)

I was tooling around on the internet the other night, and unexpectedly came across this masterpiece, a monument to the 80s culture of buddy cop TV shows that features perhaps the most perfect execution of the “buddy cops standing back to back in front of a car with their arms crossed” pose, a pose parodied as much as it is worshipped worldwide. Sometimes the arms are not crossed sometimes they are holding guns, sometimes they are standing in front of other things. But it’s the “I got your back, buddy!” pose that says these partners are going to solve crimes together no matter what the dangers.

New Daredevil & Flash trailers released

daredevil

Today’s trailers are all about the villains.

AMC orders two seasons of Walking Dead prequel

The-Walking-Dead-circle-of-zombies

Following the success of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, AMC has pre-emptively ordered two seasons of a Walking Dead spinoff series set before the original show.

James Gunn wants to make a We3 movie

we3-spread-2.jpg

Over the weekend, he had a little spare time, and director James Gunn answered a bunch of question on FB, summarized here. The one thing the leapt out at us was this: Gunn repeatedly reiterated his desire to direct a movie version of Grant Morrison’s Vertigo series “We3,” answering a question about a dream project […]

Valiant lands nine-figure deal with Chinese entertainment company for movies and more

valiant

Valiant Entertainment is partnering up with Chinese-based distribution company DMG Entertainment to bring Valiant characters to the big screen, according to a report from The New York Times. The deal is described as a nine-figure investment geared at creating films for global audiences as well as animation, theme parks, and merchandise.

Christos and Ruth Gage announced as writers for Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil

christos gage

More details continue to trickle in about the first Marvel/Netflix collaboration

CBS releases first images of Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

SUPERGIRL-First-Look-Image-Headshot-720x813

Just when you think the news is going to slow down for the weekend, we’ve got one more item of interest. Warner Bros. has just released the first full costume shots of Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl in promotion of the upcoming new series. Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Chicago, Memoirs of […]

Jada Pinkett Smith is leaving Gotham

G

You may be seeing the last of Fish Mooney

Entertainment Round-Up: Jared Leto’s Joker hair, Marvel Movie Marathon, Warner Bros’ CEO claims DC Movies are “edgier”, Age of Ultron “behind the scenes” vids, iZombie premiere

superman-henry-cavil

Your Thursday round-up of headlines

Maestro Comes to SECRET WARS and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

future-imperfect1

One of the more obvious teasers run by Marvel in the build up to announce Secret Wars was Dale Keown’s image of Peter David’s Future Imperfect series. Back in 1992, David and George Perez told the tale of a dystopian future where an evil version of the Hulk, known as Maestro, laid waste to the heroes […]

Power of fan tweets unlocks thrilling new Avengers trailer

B_RhFxTVIAA1M7V.png

After using the powers of social media to unlock a new trailer, we see the Avengers in a hopeless battle against Ultron! He’s only one robot, what is the problem??? Nice character moments for the Black Widow and Cap, as we see the Avengers facing a host of CGI adversaries, and a ton of CGI building coming crashing down! And I nuanced take on the aqua/orange color scheme of all movies with a more roin’s egg blue and light bisque patina.

Entertainment Round-Up: Age of Ultron stars talk to the press, The Russos ink a deal with Sony, Supergirl casts a Toyman, Community Season 6 trailer

captain-america-age-ultron-posterjpg-3b01f8_624w

Your mid-week round-up of entertainment related headlines

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNDERWORLD Announced for Mobile Devices

2820892-arkham

Run Gotham’s underworld straight from your mobile phone.