MARVEL CANCELING FANTASTIC FOUR COMIC TO SPITE UPCOMING MOVIE
Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot smells like a bigger pile of turds with each new announcement, but what I didn’t expect was for Marvel to pull all support of the film by canceling the comic and offering no upcoming merchandise based on the characters in the near future.
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From Badass Digest:

Meanwhile, after denying it up and down, Marvel is canceling the Fantastic Four comic seemingly forever. Or for what passes for forever in superhero comics (like maybe three years). The company has denied that they were going to cancel the title to spite Fox’s new movie, but all the scuttlebutt I’ve heard from industry friends is that yes, Marvel is canceling Fantastic Four to spite the new movie. And that this comes down from Ike Perlmutter, the mysteriously crazy head honcho of Marvel. The Ike stories I’ve been told would make you turn white, and canceling Fantastic Four sounds about like the most reasonable of all these Crazy Ike stories.

This Ike Perlmutter guys sounds freaking awesome. I like him.
This whole thing was apparently first reported by Bleeding Cool, but no one believed them.

It was a story that Bleeding Cool first only offered as a possibility, but as more and more evidence came in, it became more and more likely.
That, as a result of Disney’s highest single shareholder and Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter’s anger with Fox Studios over negotiations regarding the film-and-related rights to The Fantastic Four, that Marvel would cancel the Fantastic Four comic rather than provide any promotion, however small it might be, towards the Fox Studios film. Merchandise and licenses were scrapped and evenFantastic Fourposters in the offices were pulled down lest Perlmutter see one and have his ire raised. It may not have been logical, but it was a decision born of personal emotion. It was steadied by sense.X-Men wasn’t cancelled, for example as the Xbooks sell so well. But Fantastic Four? It may have been the first book of the Marvel Universe, but its sales have continued to drag, even after multiple relaunches with high profile creators. There would be less of a hit to the bottom line if this comic was dropped.
Our story was pooh-poohed by all and sundry, save for CBR who independently confirmed that it was intended for the Fantastic Fourto be cancelled. Then the letter about sketch card artists being forbidden to useFantastic Four characters was made public, Mondo talked about being forbidden to use Fantastic Four characters and today, we we were already planning to run another story about Diamond Select Toys confirming that they are unable to make any Fantastic Four toys.

Bleeding Cool also goes on to report how artists who submit designs for Marvel Upper Deck trading cards have been prohibited from submitting anything with Fantastic Four characters or supporting cast like Doctor Doom or Silver Surfer.
I’ve never really been a huge FF fan to begin with, but I find this all insanely fascinating. It’s a huge power play on Marvel’s part, but whether it pays off or not will remain to be seen. Now I just can’t wait to see if any of this comes up at Marvel’s panel during NYCC this weekend.
(art via Felipe Massafera)

MARVEL CANCELING FANTASTIC FOUR COMIC TO SPITE UPCOMING MOVIE

Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot smells like a bigger pile of turds with each new announcement, but what I didn’t expect was for Marvel to pull all support of the film by canceling the comic and offering no upcoming merchandise based on the characters in the near future.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANTHONY MACKIE!

Anthony Mackie a.k.a. Falcon turns 36 today.

Anthony, I hope you have a SUPER day. Like, one down here, one here, one here, one here day.

You may be Captain America’s sidekick, but you’ll always be that gay dude from What’s Your Number (another Chris Evan flick! AND STARLORD’S IN IT!) to me.

STEVEN SODERBERGH RE-SCORED ‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK' AND MADE IT BLACK AND WHITE BECAUSE CINEMATOGRAPHY
As a huge cinematography buff, I’ve always been interested in the process of film-making and stuff like this fascinates the bajeezus out of me.
From Soderbergh’s blog:

So I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order? Sounds like fun, right? It actually is. To me. Oh, and I’ve removed all sound and color from the film, apart from a score designed to aid you in your quest to just study the visual staging aspect.

You can watch Steven Soderbergh’s entire re-cut and re-scored version of Raiders of the Lost Ark right here.
(via HR)

STEVEN SODERBERGH RE-SCORED ‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK' AND MADE IT BLACK AND WHITE BECAUSE CINEMATOGRAPHY

As a huge cinematography buff, I’ve always been interested in the process of film-making and stuff like this fascinates the bajeezus out of me.

From Soderbergh’s blog:

So I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order? Sounds like fun, right? It actually is. To me. Oh, and I’ve removed all sound and color from the film, apart from a score designed to aid you in your quest to just study the visual staging aspect.

You can watch Steven Soderbergh’s entire re-cut and re-scored version of Raiders of the Lost Ark right here.

(via HR)

CORNETTO TRILOGY FIGURE MOCKUPS

These 3D renderings were made by by Evil Corp/KibookiI need these in my life. We all need these in our lives. Someone please make this happen.

(via Xombie Dirge)

A THIRD BOONDOCK SAINTS IS HAPPENING
Considering how ill-received the the second one was, I definitely didn’t see this coming.
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Via Geek Tyrant:

During a fan Q&A on Facebook, the director talked about his plans for a third movie, revealing the title and the plot of the film. The new movie is currently titled The Boondock Saints 3: Legion.
If you watched the sequel, then you already know that it ended with the McManus brothers, played by Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus,in prison. The Boondock Saints 3: Legion will show that while in prison they’ve gained notoriety. He also explained that the story will give us some insight to the McManus brothers’ past and offer a flashback of the very first crime for the criminal killing duo.
The “Legion” part of the title refers to the legions of people who have taken the law into their own hands and become vigilantes just like the now infamous brothers.

I’d personally like to see them bring back Willem Dafoe's character. He was the best part of the first film as far as I'm concerned and it'd be fun to see him come back as a bad-ass vigilante inspired by the McManus brothers who bust them out of prison or something.
As of now, nothing’s set in stone, so it could take who-knows-how-long for this to actually come into fruition.

A THIRD BOONDOCK SAINTS IS HAPPENING

Considering how ill-received the the second one was, I definitely didn’t see this coming.

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Wes Anderson // Vehicles from Jaume R. Lloret on Vimeo.

SUPERCUT: THE VEHICLES OF WES ANDERSON

Jaume R. Lloret put together this supercut showcasing the many vehicle POV scenes in Wes Anderson movies. Also check out Lloret’s supercuts of closeups in Edgar Wright films and every death in a Quentin Tarantino flick ever.

(via Mashkulture)

CHECK IT: If Wes Anderson directed Forest Gump
BUY: The Wes Anderson Collection
Why Horror? Documentary Gets Incredible Poster
Why Horror? is a Canadian documentary coming out this Halloween season. It was a Kickstarter funded doc based on horror films and why we love them, even though they’re terrifying and often bloody.
Today, this film poster for the documentary was released and it’s got me super fucking excited for the movie to actually drop. The poster’s created by the ghoulish Gary Pullin. Super nice design and definitely captures what the documentary entails. Check out a scene from the documentary here.

Why Horror? Documentary Gets Incredible Poster

Why Horror? is a Canadian documentary coming out this Halloween season. It was a Kickstarter funded doc based on horror films and why we love them, even though they’re terrifying and often bloody.

Today, this film poster for the documentary was released and it’s got me super fucking excited for the movie to actually drop. The poster’s created by the ghoulish Gary Pullin. Super nice design and definitely captures what the documentary entails. Check out a scene from the documentary here.

"OH MAN, I SHOT MARVIN IN THE FACE!"
Vincent and Jules were just on a routine pickup for their boss when, suddenly, their plans were thwarted by Marvin. Luckily, The Wolf came in for backup. The day was saved and Bonnie was none the wiser.
This limited edition action figure of Marvin from Pulp Fiction comes with head chunks in blood-splattered window box packaging. Available for $45 from Good For You Toys.
(via Urban Vinyl Daily)
CHECK IT: More toy postsBUY: Tarantino XX 8-Film Blu-ray Collection

"OH MAN, I SHOT MARVIN IN THE FACE!"

Vincent and Jules were just on a routine pickup for their boss when, suddenly, their plans were thwarted by Marvin. Luckily, The Wolf came in for backup. The day was saved and Bonnie was none the wiser.

This limited edition action figure of Marvin from Pulp Fiction comes with head chunks in blood-splattered window box packaging. Available for $45 from Good For You Toys.

(via Urban Vinyl Daily)

CHECK IT: More toy posts
BUY: Tarantino XX 8-Film Blu-ray Collection

THE NEW ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ TRAILER IS PRETTY INTENSE

We had a funny trailer, a trailer with lots of walking, but now it’s time to get serious. This trailer still has plenty of laughs thanks to Rocket Raccoon. Just hurry up and come out already!!!

CHECK IT: Guardians of the Galaxy meets Star Wars
BUY: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
FIRST TRAILER FOR THE ‘RATCHET AND CLANK’ MOVIE [E3 2014]
Here’s a first look at the upcoming Ratchet and Clank film coming to theaters in 2015 along with the all new remake of the original built from the ground up for the PS4.

Check it: More E3 2014 posts

FIRST TRAILER FOR THE ‘RATCHET AND CLANK’ MOVIE [E3 2014]

Here’s a first look at the upcoming Ratchet and Clank film coming to theaters in 2015 along with the all new remake of the original built from the ground up for the PS4.

Check it: More E3 2014 posts
EPIC ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” X “STAR WARS” MASHUP POSTER
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn tweeted this amazing poster designed by Matt Ferguson for Poster Posse and I need one in my life immediately.

EPIC ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” X “STAR WARS” MASHUP POSTER

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn tweeted this amazing poster designed by Matt Ferguson for Poster Posse and I need one in my life immediately.

JON HAMM WOULD MAKE A BAD-ASS CABLE
If you would have asked me yesterday if I thought Don Draper would make a good Cable I would have replied with a resounding “HELL NO!” But then I saw this pic Instagrammed by Rob Liefeld of the Mad Men star Photoshopped as everyone’s favorite time-traveling mutant and HOLY GEEZE!!! Someone needs to make this happen because if Hamm gained some upper-body muscle he could totally pull this off. And chicks would love it because the dude’s wiener is a freaking monster. Dude’s bulge is so beastly someone made an entire blog about it. If his dick can carry a website, surely the rest of him can carry a live-action Cable flick.

JON HAMM WOULD MAKE A BAD-ASS CABLE

If you would have asked me yesterday if I thought Don Draper would make a good Cable I would have replied with a resounding “HELL NO!” But then I saw this pic Instagrammed by Rob Liefeld of the Mad Men star Photoshopped as everyone’s favorite time-traveling mutant and HOLY GEEZE!!! Someone needs to make this happen because if Hamm gained some upper-body muscle he could totally pull this off. And chicks would love it because the dude’s wiener is a freaking monster. Dude’s bulge is so beastly someone made an entire blog about it. If his dick can carry a website, surely the rest of him can carry a live-action Cable flick.

ROCKET RACCOON SPEAKS!

Here’s the first footage of Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. (UPDATE: My bad, actually THIS is the first footage. Thanks to nukaraxyn for calling out my shenanigans!) It’s kind of hard to form an opinion since all he only says two words. Hopefully they show more in the new trailer set to hit the Internets on Monday.

DAILY GRAFFITI: A BUTTLOAD OF GODZILLA GRAFFITI
The new Godzilla movie comes out today and it looks like a blast. To celebrate, here’s a gallery of 26 amazing and funny street art pictures inspired by the King of the Monsters himself.
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DAILY GRAFFITI: A BUTTLOAD OF GODZILLA GRAFFITI

The new Godzilla movie comes out today and it looks like a blast. To celebrate, here’s a gallery of 26 amazing and funny street art pictures inspired by the King of the Monsters himself.

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THE FANCY SHMANCY EDITION OF THE COMPLETE ‘DEXTER’ SERIES IS AMAZON’S DEAL OF THE DAY
Normally sold for over $350, you can snag it today for just $105.99 - that’s 70% off, yo!
Other deals worth mentioning:
$20 off Thief across all systems
30% off Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One exclusive)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II for Wii U normally $60, on sale for $10.37
007 Legends for Wii U was $60, on sale for $9.90

THE FANCY SHMANCY EDITION OF THE COMPLETE ‘DEXTER’ SERIES IS AMAZON’S DEAL OF THE DAY

Normally sold for over $350, you can snag it today for just $105.99 - that’s 70% off, yo!

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