It was bound to happen sooner or later – someone has taken one of Major Spoilers’ brilliant ideas (he said tongue firmly in cheek), and turned it into their own money making venture.Â Milo Ventimiglia, of NBC’s Heroes, plans on taking the concept of Who Would Win style fighting, and turning it into a webÂ series.
The concept is similar to Spike TV’s new series “Deadliest Warrior,” which reconstructs hypothetical matchups between, for instance, a Samurai and a Viking. Only “Ultradome” is played for laughs with pop culture-driven battles, and shows fans fighting instead of trying to re-create the iconic warriors themselves.
Ventimiglia and his co-creator Russ Cundiff will fight each other as Lord of the Rings takes on Star Wars in the first episode.
Greg Beeman, the producer/director of the Heroes television series on NBC has been given his walking papers.Â Beeman doesn’t seem too upset over the announcement.
You see, I will not be returning to HEROES for Season 4. Ultimately this was a financially motivated decision made by NBC. They no longer want to have a Producer/Director position on the show. But it coincides well with my own innate wanderlust, and so, while sad to leave so many friends and comrades, I am excited for the future.
The good news is, he will be continuing his Beeman’s blog with all of his future projects, so here’s hoping we continue to see more high quality images like the one of Hayden above.
In a world without Superman (again), heroes have risen to take his place (again).Â And as is often the case in these tales, the new heroes have a connection to the old, but what of those heroes that have a villain for a parent?Â And what happens if both parents are evil?Â And what if one of them wants to kill you real bad?
Sony Online Entertainment has updated its press site with more images from the upcoming DC Universe Online game – the MMORPG that has more than this reporter excited about the launch date.Â The latest teaser features the undead Goliath Solomon Grundy taking on all comers!
Listeners play a huge role in the Major Spoilers Podcast. Whether it is clarifying points, providing content for the show, or just making a suggestion for a topic discussion, we love each and everyone of you.Â This week on the show, the Major Spoilers Crew is taking a suggestion from one of the Major Spoilers Legion and reviewing Brad Meltzer’s Identity Crisis from DC Comics.
When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.
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Weâ€™ve seen Mark Waid write the hero as bad guy before.Â His take on heroes as villains in Kingdom Come shows the hero stepping over the bounds as a revolt against their older counterparts, and trying to figure their place in a changing world.Â And while there are others who have written openly violent tales of the good guy doing bad things, no one has ever stopped to ponder the question, â€œWhat made this person evil?â€Â Â In the case of Irredeemable, Waid dives into the answer and brings readers along for the ride down that dark path.
It’s only opening in 80 theaters this weekend, so if you are near one and want a laugh or two, Super Capers might be worth checking out.
In theaters: March 20, 2009
Would-be superhero, Ed Gruberman, who possesses no super powers must join a team of misfit heroes-in-training known as The Super Capers. Having only faith, Gruberman must travel through time to uncover an evil plot involving some gold bullion, a fiery femme fatale, and a criminal mastermind with a dark secret about Eds past.
Rumors of who the new Nightwing and Flamebird are have had Intarweb clacking away feverishly since their initial appearance in the Superman titles.Â With Action Comics #875, those identities are revealed, and Zodâ€™s master plot continues to unfold.
Blink is at it again, pulling heroes from other worlds with a mission to right the wrongs — only this time the universe has shifted and the Exiles need to deal with it.Â Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the first issue that arrives April 8, 2009.