Monday, August 27, 2012

NEW ATHENA SERIES ON FOX!!!

Fox To Adapt Graphic Novel HEADACHE For Television As ATHENA GREEK GODDESS TV SERIES!

Lisa Joy's graphic novel Headache is heading to the small screen under the name of Athena. It focuses on a young woman who discovers that she is a Greek goddess (yeah, you guessed it - she's Athena) and battles ancient monsters from Greek mythology. Read on for details!

Deadline reports that Fox have picked up the rights to Athena, a drama from writer Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies) which is based on her graphic novel, Headache. The site describes it as, "a coming-of-age drama about a 23 year-old woman who discovers she’s Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. Each week she must maintain her secret identity while battling a slew of ancient monsters from Greek mythology and searching to uncover which of the other Greek gods is secretly plotting against her to take over the Earth." An interesting premise, eh? Joy will write the pilot and also executive produce alongside Peter Chernin (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Katherine Pope (New Girl, Terra Nova).



Source: Deadline
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

MORE DCU IN ARROW! HUNTRESS CONFIRMED TO BE ON THE CW SHOW!!

Jessica De Gouw Cast As 'The Huntress' In ARROW

Good news DC fans! 'The Huntress' (who currently stars alongside Power Girl in "The New 52" series, World's Finest) will be coming to the CW's Arrow in a multi-episode arc. The character will be played by Australian actress Jessica De Gouw. Read on for details!



Entertainment Weekly have learned that 'The Huntress' is set to make her live-action debut in the sixth episode of the upcoming CW series, Arrow. She will be played by Australian actress Jessica De Gouw (Tricky Business). According to the site, this version of the character will have the alias of Helena Bertinelli and will be the daughter of a Mafia boss who vows revenge after her family is killed. An official description for 'The Huntress' has also been released. "Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organized crime empire. But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow."

The CW's 'Arrow' casts The Huntress -- EXCLUSIVE

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The CW’s Arrow is getting another classic DC Comics character — and Stephen Amell’s vigilante is getting a potential love interest.
The highly anticipated fall action-drama series is adding The Huntress for a multi-episode arc. Not only is the character coming to the show, but EW.com has also learned the role has just been filled: The Huntress will be played by Aussie TV actress Jessica De Gouw (pic below).
Introduced in 1947, The Huntress is the star of her own DC Comics series and there’s been a few iterations the character over the years. Arrow will feature the modern-era version whose alias is Helena Bertinelli. She’s the daughter of a mafia boss who vows revenge after her family is murdered. The comics had The Huntress prowling Batman’s backyard of Gotham, but we expect Arrow to keep Bertinelli close to Oliver Queen’s Starling City.
Here’s the official character description: “Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organized crime empire. But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow.” Expect The Huntress to show up around episode six.

The CW's 'Arrow' casts The Huntress -- EXCLUSIVE

 
THE-HUNTRESS.jpg
The CW’s Arrow is getting another classic DC Comics character — and Stephen Amell’s vigilante is getting a potential love interest.
The highly anticipated fall action-drama series is adding The Huntress for a multi-episode arc. Not only is the character coming to the show, but EW.com has also learned the role has just been filled: The Huntress will be played by Aussie TV actress Jessica De Gouw (pic below).
Introduced in 1947, The Huntress is the star of her own DC Comics series and there’s been a few iterations the character over the years. Arrow will feature the modern-era version whose alias is Helena Bertinelli. She’s the daughter of a mafia boss who vows revenge after her family is murdered. The comics had The Huntress prowling Batman’s backyard of Gotham, but we expect Arrow to keep Bertinelli close to Oliver Queen’s Starling City.
Here’s the official character description: “Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organized crime empire. But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow.” Expect The Huntress to show up around episode six.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

WHY AQUAMAN WAS NEVER A JOKE AND NEW 52 has made him more BADASS!!


FEATURE: SIX Actors Who Could Play Aquaman In JUSTICE LEAGUE

Once considered a joke,  in my opinion(.  by idiots who just have no clue and dont understand the character at all, AQUAMAN is Basically the Hercules aka God of the SEA )writer Geoff Johns and artist Ivan Reis have completely turned that idea on its head with their Aquaman series in "The New 52" continuity. Here are five actors who I believe would be right choice to bring the character to the big screen in the planned Justice League  8



This time last year, if you had asked any comic book reader to name their favourite superhero, it's unlikely that you would have heard too many of them mentioning Aquaman. However, "The New 52" relaunch by DC Comics arguably changed all of that. Openly acknowledging the fact that many consider him to be a joke, Geoff Johns has completely changed how fans look at the character and made him a pivotal member of the Justice League. So, I think it's fair to say that it's about time Aquaman got the chance to make his big screen debut. Below are five actors who I believe should be considered to do exactly that in the planned superhero team-up movie. Check them out below and sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

6 SAM WORTHINGTON


Sam Worthington has shown off his action chops in everything from Avatar to Terminator Salvation and Wrath of the Titans, so a superhero role is surely on the cards for the Australian actor at some point in the near future. Why not Aquaman? "The New 52" version of the hero is, for lack of a better word, a badass. All of the films mentioned above have shown that Worthington has absolutely no issues with characters like that, and while Aquaman may still considered a joke by some, the actor could really make him a believable and worthy member of the Justice League. Now if only he can do something about that "Austra-merican" accent of his...

5. JOSH HOLLOWAY


Considering the fact that he spent so much time in Lost wet and shirtless, Josh Holloway may seem like a clich├ęd choice. However, it can't be denied that he was one of the best parts of the series, and it's a damn shame that he hasn't been inundated with big screen roles since his time as 'Sawyer' came to a conclusion. Despite a disappointingly brief appearance in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, his action-packed few minutes in that movie were more than enough to show that he has a lot to offer a future blockbuster. Holloway most definitely looks the part and does in fact seem like one of the best choices for "The New 52" version of the character.

4. JENSEN ACKLES


Jensen Ackles was a fan favourite choice for Captain America before Chris Evans was cast in the role. Since then, his name has been put forward for many heroes, but his commitments to Supernatural have made those little more than wishful thinking from comic book lovers. After seven years on the CW show (and an upcoming eighth), now might finally be the time for Ackles to make the transition to the big screen, and during that time, he has shown himself to be capable of some fantastic performances and also a great talent behind the camera. Taking on a role like Aquaman would be a smart move for the actor, and it's hard to imagine him not doing an incredible job.

3. GARRETT HEDLUND


At one time rumoured to be in the running for both the roles of Captain America AND Daredevil, Garrett Hedlund is yet ANOTHER actor who it's hard to imagine still hasn't played a superhero on the big screen. He certainly came close with a leading role in TRON: Legacy, but has since been seen in much smaller projects. Like the rest of those mentioned on this list, he most definitely looks the part, and has just the right level of stardom for Warner Bros. to spin-off Aquaman into his own solo franchise while also keeping costs down. Hedlund is a likeable presence and at only 27, he has the youthful look associated with "The New 52" version if the studio are planning on going in that direction.

2. RYAN GOSLING


After starring in films such as Drive, The Ides of March and an upcoming Terrence Malick project, you could be forgiven for thinking Ryan Gosling would never take on a superhero role. Well, while it does seem unlikely on the surface, it's also hard to think of a reason why the actor would turn down a major blockbuster with the right talent involved. Of course, when that includes the writer of Gangster Squad Will Beall (who has written Justice League for Warner Bros.) then the odds of him accepting a role like Aquaman are all the more likely. Admittedly, he would be just as well cast as a character like Batman, but Gosling would be the perfect choice for people to finally take Arthur Curry seriously.

and Number1 the  ACTOR WHO PLAYED AQUAMAN IN SMALLVILLE AND HAS JUST CURRENTLY BEEN CAST IN THE HUNGER GAMES SEQUEL! ALAN RITCHSON  We need THAD aka Alan Ritchson!


Which Of These Actors Would You Most Like To See As Aquaman?
Alan Ritchson
Josh Holloway
Jensen Ackles
Garrett Hedlund
Ryan Gosling
Sam Worthington

Thursday, August 2, 2012

XMEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST TO BE NEXT XMEN MOVIE!

“Days of Future Past” was also a X-Men story that dealt with time travel and multiple timelines – meaning that directorMatthew Vaughn and Fox could be (finally) trying to organize the convoluted continuity of the X-Men film franchise, using a tactic similar to what J.J. Abrams did with his Star Trek reboot

Here is the quote from AICN reporter “The Kidd,” which first kicked off this rumor:
One of my little birds Weapon X recently dropped me some information that 20th Century Fox had recently registered the title DAYS OF FUTURE PAST with the MPAA Title Registration Bureau. The Bureau exists for studios and productions companies to stake their claims on certain titles that they intend to release and distribute, so that others can stray from using a similar title.
The title “Days of Future Past” is taken from the two-issue Uncanny X-Mencomic book storyline written in 1981 by legendary X-Men writer/artist team Chris Claremont and John Byrne. In the story, the X-Men are trying to stop the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (led by Mystique) from killing an anti-mutant political figure named Senator Robert Kelly. This pivotal event creates a separate timeline in which the X-Men fail to stop the Kelly assassination, and as a result, mutants are hunted, imprisoned and exterminated by humanity. One X-Man from that future dystopia manages to travel back in time and warn the present day X-Men, who ultimately stop the assassination (though the two timelines both remain in existence).
X-Men Days of Future Past Comic Book
The X-Men Battle Sentinels in 'Days of Future Past'
Given where X-Men: First Class left things, it’s easy to see how “Days of Future Past” could be reconfigured to focus on Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and his Brotherhood going after a key political figure, and the X-Men team being visited by a dimension-hopping mutant to be forewarned of what happens if they don’t stop the assassins. “Days of Future Past” also had the mutant-killing Sentinel robots, an older version of Wolverine, etc. – all of which would be awesome to see onscreen (not to mention a Terminator-style future dystopia). A “DoFP” plot could also open the door for the franchise to introduce time-hopping X-Men like Bishop or Cable to the mix.
In terms of the movies: “Days of Future Past” would give Vaughn and company a way to end all this continuity madness once and for all. If time travel and alternate timelines are successfully introduced into the X-Men movie universe, then that would be a perfect explanation for why the original X-Men trilogy (and Wolverine) have plot points that contradict First Class, while allowing all of the films to remain valid (unlike the ‘forget the past’ approach of the Spider-Man movie reboot).
X-Men Original Trilogy vs. First Class Movie Continuity
“Days of Future Past” is an awesome story on its own – and I for one would welcome anything that could straighten out the movie continuity in satisfactory fashion. First Class was tormented all through development for not being a clear prequel OR reboot, but instead some weird amalgamation of both. I think a lot of X-Men fans would agree with the sentiment that it’s time to clean house. J.J. Abrams successfully cleared away decades of Star Trek continuity when he spun-off a new timeline for his 2009 reboot, which allowed him the freedom to tell his own stories using familiar characters.
Finally, introducing alternate timelines would give Fox many new options for how they approach their other upcoming X-Men films: including already-in-production sequel The Wolverine, and the already-planned X-Men 4. In fact, “First Class Continuity (FCC)” and/or “Original Trilogy Continuity (OTC)” could be terms we all start throwing around pretty soon. Comic book geekery at its best.
X-Men: Days of Future Past - if that is indeed the title – will be in theaters on July 18th, 2014.
Header Image by Deviant Art User “Wobblyone“.
Source: AICN