James Cameron's "Avatar" is already generating a lot of buzz at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, and the show's barely even begun. In fact, he probably didn't even need to bring the massive mech stationed at the 20th Century Fox booth to get people excited about the film -- but we're glad he did!
According to various reports around the 'Net, the 14-foot tall "powersuit" is an actual prop from the film, worn by human soldiers in Cameron's much-anticipated sci-fi epic.
Check out the full image after the jump, and be sure to keep an eye on MTV Movies Blog, Splash Page, Hollywood Crush and the rest of MTV.com throughout Comic-Con for more news, views and reports from the floor! Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: We brought you news back in May of the upcoming "Jennifer's Body" graphic novel based on the horror film by Diablo Cody ("Juno") and starring Megan Fox. Now we get a peek at two covers from the first issue of the comic, both featuring illustrated versions of a blood-drenched Fox.
The story of a demonically possessed high school teenager who feeds on her male classmates, "Jennifer's Body" hits theaters this fall -- but the tie-in comic arrives on shelves sometime in August.
Writer Rick Spears is handling all of the stories collected in the comic (which occur within the "Jennifer's Body" universe), while Jim Mahfood ("Kick Drum Comix"), Tim Seeley ("Hack/Slash"), Nikki Cook ("DMZ") and Ming Doyle ("Popgun") will handle the interior art. There's a nine-page preview of one of the stories at ShockTillYouDrop.com, along with covers by Eric Jones and Frank Cho (which I've posted here).
Continue reading Megan Fox Gets Illustrated For 'Jennifer's Body' Comic
FROM SPLASH PAGE: The "Watchmen" Director's Cut DVD hits shelves this week, capping a limited-release run in theaters, and now that we're at the mid-point of 2009 it's hard not to look back on the film a little more fondly. With few blockbuster-level comic book films on the immediate horizon and mixed reactions to the last one ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine") comic fans might feel an understandable urge to revisit Zack Snyder's adaptation of the epic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons series.
Along with 25 minutes of extra footage (and significantly more violence and gore, according to Snyder), the "director's cut of "Watchmen" will also offer a host of behind-the-scenes clips and making-of video moments -- including the following "The Unfilmable Is Filmed" featurette that puts the vast scope of the project in the spotlight:
Check out the clip at EXCLUSIVE: Check Out The 'Watchmen' Director's Cut DVD Extra 'The Unfilmable Is Filmed'
FROM SPLASH PAGE: In last week’s poll, I asked readers to vote on the “Batman 3″ rumors they wished were true. From Cher playing Catwoman and Christopher Nolan exiting the franchise to Philip Seymour Hoffman playing The Penguin and Christian Bale taking his growl elsewhere, there’s been no shortage of rumors surrounding the next installment of the Batman film franchise. And no rumor has been without its share of fans, either.
When all the votes were tallied, however, the margin of votes between the most popular rumor and the next wish-it-was-true option was one of the largest in any of our polls thus far. And while the winner isn’t much of a surprise, the support for some of the other might raise a few eyebrows (and cause some heart palpitations) among the Batman faithful.
Continue reading ‘Johnny Depp Playing The Riddler’ Voted Favorite ‘Batman 3’ Rumor
FROM SPLASH PAGE: It appears that Ryan Reynolds has landed the lead role in the live-action “Green Lantern” movie. After a flurry of rumors, speculation and announcements over the last 24 hours regarding who would star in the film, the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” actor was named as the star of the Martin Campbell-directed film this evening.
Earlier this morning, it was announced that Reynolds was one of three official contenders for the role alongside “The Hangover” star Bradley Cooper and musician/actor Justin Timberlake. According to Variety, “the momentum built for Reynolds in the last week, as he was the only actor whose option was extended.”
Continue reading Ryan Reynolds Cast As ‘Green Lantern’ Lead
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Back in early May, we got our first look at Samuel L. Jackson as S.H.I.E.L.D. Chief Nick Fury on the set of “Iron Man 2,” looking every bit the bad-ass in black leather and eyepatch — or at least, as bad-ass as someone can look when standing next to a giant donut.
Never mind the environment, we said, Nick Fury is sure to be kickin’ butt and taking names alongside Tony Stark in the “Iron Man” sequel, right? Not so, according to Jackson. In fact, when we caught up with the actor during an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of Spike Lee’s film “Do The Right Thing,” Jackson said fans will likely have to wait for “The Avengers” for Fury to see some action.
Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Sam Jackson Says Nick Fury Won’t See Action In ‘Iron Man 2’
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Announced late last month, Boom Studios’ upcoming “Die Hard: Year One” comic book series will take Bruce Willis‘ hard-luck hero John McClane back to his roots in a story that unfolds more than a decade before his 1988 adventure at the Nakatomi Plaza. Veteran writer/artist Howard Chaykin, who will be scripting the prequel, spoke with MTV News about what readers can expect from the series when it hits shelves this August — including some of the familiar movie characters and elements of New York City history that will find their way into story.
“We’re dealing with McClane as a 23-year-old Marine veteran, new to the force from Queens, just loving his job,” Chaykin told MTV News. “The series is going to explain exactly how he got his gold shield.”
Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: ‘Die Hard: Year One’ Writer Talks Prequel Plot, Reveals New Jock & Dave Johnson Covers!
Editor's note: This is far, far outside of Movies Blog's coverage zone, I know. But "Fraggle Rock" is the greatest and this news is hella cool. So enjoy.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: This week, Archaia Comics and the Jim Henson Company confirmed rumors of a potential partnership between the two creative companies, and offered official word that the pair would be publishing new comic book series and graphic novels based on popular properties like “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth” and “Mirrormask.” And while this news on its own should be enough to excite fans of Henson’s varied and much beloved library, the pair also offered Splash Page readers the exclusive announcement regarding which property will be the first to hit shelves.
“‘Fraggle Rock’ is going to be the first book that we launch,” Archaia’s Director of Development, Stephen Christy, told MTV News. “We’re launching with ‘Fraggle Rock’ and other titles will be forthcoming.”
Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: ‘Fraggle Rock’ To Be First (Of Many) Jim Henson Company Comics With Archaia Press
FROM SPLASH PAGE: While talking with writer Ed Brubaker about the return of Captain America to the Marvel Comics universe, the recent release of “Sleeper: Season One” (a collection of his 2003-2005 superhero crime series) reminded me that the “Captain America” comic isn’t his only project with big-screen connections. But what’s going on with the “Sleeper” movie these days?
Back in August, it was announced that “Sleeper” was tagged for adaptation with Sam Raimi producing the film and Tom Cruise starring as Holden Carver, a super-powered secret agent deep undercover within a supervillain cabal and left hanging when the only person who knows he’s one of the good guys falls into a coma. In October, word hit the wire that Hollywood newcomer Brad Ingelsby would write the screenplay for the adaptation, but updates have been few and far between since that time.
Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: New Screenwriter For ‘Sleeper’ Movie, Sam Raimi & Tom Cruise Still Attached
FROM SPLASH PAGE: M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" doesn't hit theaters until next July, but we have your first look at the trailer here on MTV.com! (Click here for the high-definition version of the trailer.)
Set in a world full of martial arts and magic, "The Last Airbender" is a live-action adaptation of the award-winning Nickelodeon animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender." In the series, the last survivor of a race of nomads who can "bend" air sets out to bring peace to warring nations that each control one of four elements: air, water, earth and fire. "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel stars as the villainous Prince Zuko, heir to the throne of the Fire Nation.
For more on the new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender," head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.