Even though The Avengers is still two weeks away, the Marvel Studios machine has no intention of stopping, as rumors for Iron Man 3 have been circulating, and now new cast members are joining the fray.[[MORE]] As we have previously reported, rumors have pointed to Warren Ellis’ Extremis storyline as a main inspiration for the sequel, need casting has supported that, as actors Guy Pearce and...
The Racist Games
“Why does rue have to be black not gonna lie kinda ruined the movie.” So says one person on Twitter, and apparently a sentiment echoed by many in regards to the casting of the District 11 tributes in The Hunger Games.[[MORE]] For those who are unaware, actors Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi have faced a great deal of scrutiny in play the characters Rue and Thresh, respectively in...
The Avatar Returns
From 2005-2008, kids, teens, and all nerds were glued to Nickelodeon, watching the story of Aang and his friends play out in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and many have wondered what the rumored sequel will be. Now, we have a name, plot, and air date for the new story of the new Avatar[[MORE]] Premiering on April 14th, The Legend of Korra will pick 70 years after the end of the original series,...
We all remember Spider-Man 3, and as a result we all remember Venom and his interpretation there. For the maybe 10 of you who enjoyed it, this article may not be for you.[[MORE]] For the rest of the thinking population who now have a hatred for Sam Raimi and Topher Grace, there may very well be good news on the horizon, as it would appear that Venom might be coming back in his own spin-off film,...
Here’s the newest trailer for Ultimate Spider-Man, the latest animated series featuring the famous web-slinger from Disney XD. Drake Bell stars as the voice of Peter Parker, with Chi McBride as Nick Fury, in an adaptation of the show that features Spider-Man training with S.H.I.E.L.D. to become the best hero he can be. When I first hear about this series, I was very skeptical. Being a huge...
Saudi Arabia vs. Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is without a doubt one of the most iconic characters in comics, film, and in general popular culture, and has been meet around the world with mixes of joy and enthusiasm, but sometimes Mickey isn’t so welcome, and can even lead to war.[[MORE]] Recently, leading Saudi Arabian cleric Sheik Muhammad Munajid, in a stroke of almost sheer lunacy, has declared a fatwa, or death...
Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman has become one of the most influential superhero films ever made, and without a doubt played a significant role in shaping The Dark Knight’s on-screen perceptions even today. Because of its significant impact, the production of the film has been highly documented and analysed, and it seemed that we new everything about the film’s production. But recently, a new detail has...
Taking an Extreme
All eyes are on Marvel Studios this summer as their biggest movie to date The Avengers prepares to hit theatres this May, but this doesn’t mean the lean mean movie-making machine isn’t planning for more films in the future. Rumors have already begun to circulate about their first outing, Iron Man 3, and they hint at the potential storyline.[[MORE]] If you’ve seen any of the...
As we have reported before, Disney and Gore Verbinski are working on a film adaptation of classic hero The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer in the titular role and Johnny Depp as his ever-faithful Native American sidekick Tonto. A new picture has been released, and you can see it after the read more![[MORE]] The first thing many may notice is Depp’s rather…extreme costuming, but...
Yesterday, yet another great pioneer in the comic book, science fiction, and fantasy genre has passed away. Jean Giraud, also known by his pseudonyms Gir, or more famously, Moebius, has passed away at the age of 73. [[MORE]] Born Jean Henri Gaston Giraud in 1938, the French artist has had multiple impacts on multiple science fiction fields, notably in comic books and concept art on many...
The Future Of Comics
The 21st century has been marked by great technological advances, but with these advances come questions of oversaturation of technology. Essentially, the argument is based on the idea of “too much of a good thing”, and the comic world has its fair share of these debates. [[MORE]] Since the debut of the digital comic format, many have argued that this is a cheapening of the format, that reading a...
Star Wars Visionary Passes Away
March 3rd saw the lost of one of the greatest visionaries in the sci-fi and fantasy genre, as legendary artist and concept artist Ralph McQuarrie has passed away at the age of 82. [[MORE]] Many fans may not know McQuarrie’s name, but I can almost guarantee that you have seen his work. While he had done work for various projects in the genre, including Battlestar Galactica, McQuarrie is known most...
To The Victor, Goes The Spoiles
In the modern technological age, spoilers are everywhere. In fact, it is becoming harder and harder to avoid being as in the dark as possible about our favorite games, movies, comics, or whatever else it is you choose to follow and enjoy. Most websites and publishers have adopted the practice of the “Spoiler Warning”, placing the most sensitive information at the bottom of a page or in hidden...
On December 7th of last year, legendary comics creator Jerry Robinson passed away, and now DC Comics in honoring this visionary in a special ceremony in New York City.[[MORE]] At the Time Warner Center two weeks ago, a special memorial was held honoring Robinson’s work, with such people as Dan Didio and Jim Lee there to celebrate the event. DiDio was quoted as saying: “It truly is a...
Gaiman/McFarlane Lawsuit Settled
It all began in 2002, when legendary writer Neil Gaiman sued Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, over royalties and ownership of property. Gaiman created three characters; Cogliostro, Angela, and Medieval Spawn, all which spawned other characters as well. Gaiman signed over rights to them in 1997 in exchange for McFarlane’s rights to the hero Miracleman, only to find out that he only owned two...
One Million Moms v. Archie
If the name One Million Moms sounds familiar, you might recognize them as the organization that tried to boycott JC Penny because Ellen DeGeneres is their new commercial spokesperson. Well, they have set their sights on a new target; the residents of Riverdale Archie Comic’s Life WIth Archie #16, features a cover with openly gay character Kevin Keller returning from battle as a war hero and...
Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary Rumor
Benedict Cumberbatch is the rising sic-fi and fantasy star of the moment: aside from his acclaimed portrayal of everyone’s favorite consulting detective in BBC’s Sherlock, he is also playing Smaug in The Hobbit and facing off against the Enterprise crew in the next Star Trek movie. For the man who appears tone doing everything right, what could he do next? According to the British...
Avengers Tie-In Comic Features Black Widow, Nick...
David Trachtman, CBG Blogger Posted 2/20/2012 As May 4th and the release of The Avengers grows ever closer, merchandising and tie-ins are starting to appear, and new details feature some love for the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. First off, Marvel Comics has unveiled “The Avengers: Black Widow Strikes” a comic that shows what Natasha Romanov was up to between the events of Iron Man 2 and...
New Year, New Blog
As part of our new year renovations, we have moved our operations HERE, to the new and improved Comic Book Guys Tumblr page! There’s no activity yet, but stay tuned later today for some news updates and more from The Guys!!!!!! Please follow us at the new blog, and make sure to check us out from there on YouTube and Facebook