DC Comics has released a sneak peek of James Robinson’s JLA #38.Â Take the jump for some Despero, Plastic Man, Red Tornado action.
The Hollywood Reporter has Warner Bros. so excited about the upcoming Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie that has already green lit a sequel.Â And while that news is an indicator the celebrated sleuth flick might do super good at the box office, the news that Brad Pitt is interested in playing the villain in the follow up movie should have everyone scrambling to lock schedules to get this film made.
Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the writers behind the now shelved “Justice League: Mortal”Â project, have been brought on board to penÂ the new movie.
We’re getting a late start this year, but better late than never – It’s the 2009 Major Spoilers Costume Contest!Â We want you to help us celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday by having you â€“ yes you â€“ send us pictures of your bad self dressed up as your favorite comic book hero (or villain or side-kick, you get the idea). The best costume will not only be hailed as the Grand Prize Winner in Major Spoilersâ€™ Costume Contest youâ€™ll also win your choice of a superhero wall graphic from Fat Head (www.fathead.com).
We’ve got a couple of these on the walls of the Major Spoilers HQ, and they turn a boring room into a “super” one.
Hereâ€™s what you have to do:
Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 25, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st.
Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year, we had a plethora of entrants. Letâ€™s make this year even better than the last!Â Get your entries in early!
Variety is reporting that Christoph Waltz has joined the cast of The Green Hornet as the big bad boss that will attempt to unite the crime bosses of Los Angeles.Â Those who have seen “Inglourious Basterds” will recognize Waltz as the Nazi Colonel from the film.
Seth Rogen plays the titular role in “The Green Hornet,” a newspaper publisher by day who becomes a masked crime fighter at night. Asian pop star Jay Chou plays his martial arts-skilled sidekick and chauffeur Kato, while Cameron Diaz plays the love interest.
The Green Hornet is currently shooting in Los Angeles, and is scheduled for a December 17, 2010 release.
Karl Urban has been cast as Black Hat, the god of vampires, in Screen Gems’ Priest movie.
Adapted by Cory Goodman from a TokyoPop comic, “Priest” is set in a world ravaged by war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany stars as a warrior priest and vampire fighter who teams with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.
Shooting for the comic book adaptation begins next week, with Scott Stewart directing.
The Losers have found their villain in the form of Jason Patric.
Patric plays Max, a CIA agent who has gone off the rails and sets up the title characters, a black ops team, to be killed.
This is Patric’s first comic book role, and first time as the heavy in a movie.Â The movie is currently shooting in Puerto Rico.
Occasionally, the publishers will take a collection of sold out issues, and combine them into a mini-trade that fits the budget and makes it easy for readers to get their hands on a collection of books.Â Such is the case with Ms. Marvel: War of the Marvels Must Have that includes Ms. Marvel #39-41.
The three issue mini-trade arrives August 19, 2009.
There has been plenty of lead up to the much hyped Blackest Night series, as the Green Lantern titles have unveiled nearly all of the Corps involved in the event. Green Lantern #43 gets the Prologue banner treatment, and is a great lead in to the mega-event.
Dynamite Entertainmentâ€™s second Zorro arc comes to a close this issue, and features an ending that includes everything you want in a swashbuckling comic that takes place in colonial Spanish California.
Whatâ€™s missing from some of the super hero comics out there? A huge smack down drag out fight that spans an entire issue? No, as there have been a few titles recently that feature this kind of action (Power Girl). A villain that is much stronger than the hero? Again, itâ€™s been done in other titles. The notion that the hero may finally be out-powered with his life on the line? Itâ€™s a comic book, and when the title character is fighting it out for his life, there is little chance heâ€™s going to die, but in the case of Invincible #62, one gets the feeling that Mark Grayson is in real jeopardy.
For most of Battle for the Cowl, readers havenâ€™t been privy to the actual gang warfare between Two-Face, the Penguin, and Black Mask.Â In The Underground, The Riddler and Catwoman get a first hand look at what is going on, and for Gotham it isnâ€™t pretty.Â It may not even be pretty for those who pick up the issue.
Some answers and a few problems
If you forgot Rasl #4 hit stores this week, you probably arenâ€™t alone.Â Itâ€™s been six months since issue #3 graced the shelves, so it is understandable if your brain blocked the issue from your memory.Â However, if you didnâ€™t pick up the issue, you are missing out on some juicy new tid-bits of information that will make the conspiracists chatter for months.