This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Superman is a Communist, CryptozoicMan walks the Earth, Rodrigo looks at Theros, and Zach likes him some martial arts zombie action.
Two weeks ago we saw the Red Band trailer for the sequel Kick-Ass 2, but this latest trailer is more light-hearted and a just a bit less violent than that one. Take the jump to see Colonel Stars and Stripes and Hit Girl do what they do.
We at Major Spoilers try to keep you up-to-date with the latest news in pop culture, but there are times when a perfect storm of everything else in our lives make it so we can’t update as much as we want, leading to missed stories. That was the case for the Kick-Ass 2 trailer that released last week, but now you can view and comment to your hearts content after the jump. Some NOT SAFE FOR WORK language is involved. You’ve been warned.
Mark Millar is all over the Fantastic Four news for 20th Century Fox. The writer has been tapped to guide the studio on a number of their Marvel projects, including the upcoming reboot to the Fantastic Four franchise. Mr. Millar has tweeted his thoughts about the production so far, but the latest, puts Matthew Vaughn front and center.
Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news – Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot!
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) February 22, 2013
So, Millar, Vaughn and Trank all involved with the Fantastic Four movie. While the behind the camera team sounds impressive, we’ll only know the full extent how well this comes together when we see the new Fantastic Four on the big screen.
via Mark Millar
This is it! The Hit Girl mini-series finally comes to its bloody conclusion! Violence! Profanity! Needless exclamation marks! Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Today comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web – and Mark Millar, creator of Kick-Ass and one of the most celebrated comic authors of all time, announced today the exclusive English language digital debut of two Millar ICON series, Nemesis and Hit-Girl, with plans for more os his ICON digital releases forthcoming!
Universal has released a high-res image of Jim Carrey in his Colonel Stars and Stripes get-up from the upcoming movie adaptation of Kick-Ass 2 by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.
What will 20th Century Fox do with the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises? With both in a bit of a twirl at the moment, the studio has teamed with Mark Millar who will advise the company on future Marvel Comics property films.
Or – “The Kansas City Shuffle…”
Mark Millar has a very cinematic storytelling style, owing as much to Hollywood’s output as to that of the House of Ideas or the Distinguished Competition. This series has been a very open riff on the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ movie series, combined with the trappings of a super-hero comic, but can he stick the landing as well as Clooney & Pitt? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Millarworld Ltd has announced that Nemesis Returns will arrive in January 2013 to ensure it hits a regular schedule.
Nemesis Returns #1 is written by Mark Millar with art by Steve McNiven.
From the feature film based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl is a lethal martial artist and weapons expert; she has been trained to fight crime practically since her childhood. In the film adaptation, Mindy is played by Chloë Moretz, for which this statue is modeled after. Standing 9 ½ inches tall to the tip of her gun and measuring 4.5″ W x 4.5″ D, Hit-Girl has been sculpted and painted in meticulous detail by Joy & Tom Studios. The Hit-Girl School Girl Statue is being offered for an incredibly introductory price of only $279.99 this September, only from Dynamic Forces!!! Dynamic Forces has offered many other sold-out statues to great acclaim such as the Army of Darkness Statue – Inspired by J. Scott Campbell and the Red Sonja statue, by Michael Turner!
Or – “She Looks Really Weird On That Cover, Doesn’t She?”
I’ve been a fan of John Romita Jr. since his run on Spider-Man decades ago, and have appreciated Mark Millar’s work since the early 90′s. When they work together, though, I find my opinion of their work to be all over the place. Can Hit-Girl get past the novelty value of a foul-mouthed 12 year old murderess? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!