Okay, so it’s Bishop. He, along with Cable, sums up just about everything I was not fond of in the X-Men comics of the late eighties and nineties. I will not go so far as to say I hated the characters, because they had some interesting stories at times. That said, these were easily the most poorly conceived characters in the history of the X-Men.
First you throw in the mess of time travel. The only franchise worse than the X-Men with time travel is Star Trek. What a crutch. This is such lazy storytelling. It basically says you can’t get the story done with your regular characters. Plus, it constantly paints you into a corner because you have set up the future for your characters. Unless you cop-out and say it is a possible, alternate future. Even crappier.
Second, this was the dawn of the militant uniform for the X-Men. I like my superheroes to have costumes, not fascist police uniforms. Bishop wore this uniform forever.
Third, he has a mutant power. a kind of cool one. Yet he insists upon carrying around a gun. I swear for the first five years I didn’t even know what his mutant power was.
I will just leave the Jerry-curl alone.
Anyway, Randy Bowen of Bowen Designs has shared some painted sneak pics over at Statue Marvels of the mutant from a future, but not our future because that would have tied the hands of future X-Men writers and they just chose to ignore that. It is actually pretty cool looking, but that is to be expected from the Kucharek Borthers. Continue Reading
It was a bit of a disappointment that G.I. Joe: Retaliation didn’t come out last year. It looked good, especially to someone who refused to see the first one. Like me.
Anyway, see if you can spot the difference between the new poster and the old one after the jump. Enjoy the semi-new trailer as well. Continue Reading
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness movie. This is looking to be another winner. Loved the first film which did a fantastic job of introducing the characters while still delivering on epic adventure.
And, of course, Sherlock going apesh*t on the Federation can’t be a bad thing.
My buddy Keith “KDAWG” Kopinski is doing a personal project. A huge Spider-Man fan, he has begun a Mary Jane Watson sculpt. So far she is looking damn good. Again, this is just a personal project. That said, I hope it gets picked up,or at least Keith is considered for work on female sculpts. His skills are constantly improving and he is one dangerous sculptor now. I don’t think there is anything he couldn’t sculpt.
Enjoy more images after the jump! Continue Reading
Twentieth Century Fox has released an international poster for the upcoming “The Wolverine” film. I think it is possible that James Mangold’s poster is actually better than the entirety of the previous Wolverine movie.
You can also check out the motion version of the poster here.
I have been a fan of Guillermo Del Toro for a good while now. I really wish he had stayed on The Hobbit, just to get a different flavor for that film universe. However, if missing out on Bilbo gave him the time to work on Pacific Rim, I can get past it. This is looking bad ass.
How can you go wrong with giant robots fighting giant monsters? It has worked for the Japanese for decades. Throw in a great cast with Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day and the Del Toro must-have, Ron Perlman and you have pure movie magic.
Just the thought that someone with the talent and attention to detail of Del Toro working with mecha and monsters gets me excited. This is amazing visual candy. Fingers crossed the story shares a similar strength. Continue Reading
Randy Bowen has shared painted photos of his new horror, Tomb of Dracula. He is asking for opinions over at StatueMarvels.com regarding the color of Dracula’s vest. Should it be black or white?
Personally I voted for black. White draws too much attention to the vest and away from his face and hands.
The Zombie is complete. Dracula has been painted and the Frankenstein Monster has begun to get sculpted. The Marvel monsters are coming along nicely!
Enjoy! Continue Reading
I am really warming up to this new Superman film, despite the movie looking rather cold. There is an obvious attempt to create a sense of depth and darkness to the Superman story. I have heard a number of fans worry that it will not have the same upbeat tone as the original Superman movie with Christopher Reeves.
This doesn’t bother me. How can Superman be considered a beacon of hope if there is no darkness to contend with? While the Richard Donner directed Superman films had a nice tongue-in-cheek attitude and kept things light, I don;t need a repeat of that. In fact, we already had that in Superman Returns. Let’s move on.
The only thing the Man of Steel film needs to honor from those great movies is their quality. So far it looks promising. Continue Reading