Yeah. Not sure what to make of this. I have enjoyed a lot of Millar’s work. His Ultimates is the template for Marvel’s Avengers film. And it works.
My problem with Millar’s work is that it always feels to me that he has to shock. Whether through violence or character, there has to be shock. His characters are always taken to not just their own personal depths, but perhaps the worst places humanity can go. And that’s the heroes. I don’t feel that it is always organic to the story. Often it feels like the story was just an excuse to get to that point of shock. I grew tired of this and gradually stopped reading his work.
So, I am a little uncertain how to receive the news that he will be Fox’s Marvel guru. It makes sense, but I have to wonder which Millar we will get and what influence he will have. His Ultimate X-men run is likely to have impact on the X-Men franchise at Fox. I’m not so certain his Fantastic Four work connected with the comic audience as much.
Every studio that deals with superhero flicks is trying to emulate the Marvel way. At this point Kevin Feige should just make a book called “How To Film Superhero Movies The Marvel Way.”
So, what do you think about this move by Fox?
Jess Harrold (that’s with two R’s), my buddy from across the pond, has finally accepted the fact that his artwork is worthy of a blog and more people need to see it. In three more years he should be ready for Twitter.
Jess has been entertaining friends for years with his Marvel and Peanuts mash-ups. Well, last year it paid off big with his work being displayed in the Charles M. Schulz Museum. I recommend checking out his site for some fun images combining two of America’s greatest pop culture properties.
The Art of Jess Harrold
When the Vision Premium Format figure was first revealed I thought it looked kind of off. The pose is rather odd, kind of like something out of a 1930’s monster movie. there was really nothing about the piece that appealed to me. Now Sideshow has succeeded in making it even worse. The Exclusive figure has an alternate head, with Vision doing his best Raiders of The Lost Ark impersonation.
The Exclusive Vision Premium Format Figure will be available for Pre-Order through the Sideshow Newsletter on Thursday, September 27th, 2012, which is typically published between 2PM and 3PM (Pacific Time). For those of you who can’t wait to see the full reveal of this Marvel collectible, we’re posting the product gallery and info a bit early (see below).
Both versions of the Vision Premium Format Figure will be priced at $349.99 and will have payment plans available! Additionally, the Exclusive version will include an additional switch out head for alternate display options! Make sure you log into your newsletter account on September 27th, 2012 to secure this piece for your collection.
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Hugh Jackman is ripped and ready for his next shoot as the ultimate Marvel killing machine, The Wolverine. The first official photo has been released and you can already sense that it is a world away from the previous Wolverine spin-off.
It’s really kind of cool to have an actor embrace a franchise character like Jackman has with Wolverine. So many actors turn on the roles that make them household names.
Randy Bowen has posted painted sneak peeks of Bowen Designs’ upcoming Groot mini-bust by the Kucharek Brothers. This is a massive bust, standing at 12 inches tall – the height of a full size statue in the Bowen line! Groot is considered the muscle of the Guardians of The Galaxy and a good buddy of Rocket Raccoon.
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Randy Bowen is working on a new statue, this time Marvel’s Lord of Vampires, Dracula! Channeling his best Gene Colan, this Tomb of Dracula WIP is coming along great. Love the way the cape is forming. Fingers crossed this is the first of several Marvel Monsters. Bring on Werewolf by Night and Frankenstein’s Monster!
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James Gunn announced on his Facebook page that he is indeed the director of Marvel’s heroes in space film, Guardians of The Galaxy. He will be rewriting and directing the film.
I think this is good news. he has a unique sense of humor, that goes right up to the edge. Slither was a blast and Super had some strong characterization, while still managing to walk the fine line between absurd and cool.
Guardians of the Galaxy will include Star Lord, Rocket Racoon, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Groot.
Which Morphin are you again?
Comingsoon.net has posted a couple of set images of the new, yet not improved, Robocop.
I LOVED the original Robocop. Heck, I even had a theater standee with the police car lights flashing. It took up nearly half of my bedroom, but it was worth it. I hate to judge movies before seeing them, but even the design of this Robocop seems to be lacking. The original was large and clunky, but undeniably powerful and intimidating. This version looks like body armor. something out of anime.
I guess it makes sense in its own way, but it doesn’t have the inhuman aspect the original did. I’m not going to hate on a movie I haven;t seen yet, but so far nothing that has been revealed about this production has me convinced to go see it.
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