Ryan Reynolds Says Green Lantern Will Kick Off Quickly

MTV’s Splash Page has recently caught up with Ryan Reynolds and not only have they gotten him to talk loads about the upcoming Green Lantern film, in which he has been cast as Hal Jordan, but he’s been loving talking about it, apparently. The onslaught of news came with Reynolds explaining how he had already tried on the suit and the incredible experience of it, but he has also slightly explained the story.

Now, don’t get too excited, he hasn’t spoiled much, simply stating that the upcoming film will not be a “labored origin story” and will start off pretty early on with Hal getting the ring. I can honestly make their story choices and everything so much easier for them. Adapt Secret Origin, kill off Atrocitus at the end, that way Blackest Night is not set up. Secret Origin will then introduce Black Hand, as well as a Green Lantern/Mentor Sinestro to the non-comic world, thus establishing how important Sinestro is to Hal rather than just being a villain. Yeah. . .

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No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise Confirmed for Xbox 360 and PS3

The Lord doest thou love us, that much is true. Otherwise this much awesome wouldn’t be possible on the planet Earth. It’s something we’ve been hearing about lately with rumors Marvelous was thinking about porting some of their games to the more beefier consoles. But now we have confirmation in the most amazing way.

Siliconera has confirmed that the original No More Heroes is being re-released for the Xbox 360 complete with Japanese voice acting, new game modes (Very Sweet Mode! SEMI-NUDITY!), and will be released on February 25th, 2010. Lets start hoping for a North American release. You can check out some scans from this months Famitsu confirming it over at Siliconera.

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Petition for Marvel to Buy Back Movie Rights

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There has been more than enough chatter in our comments sections to know that we fans are not happy with the way most of our favorite Marvel characters are portrayed on screen. Marvel Studios has given us two of the best comic book movies we’ve seen, Iron Man & The Incredible Hulk.; movies that have given fans hope for their future projects. Here’s where the problem arises: the Marvel movie universe will NEVER be complete without the ability to intertwine Spider-Man, the X-Men, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four into the same continuity as the Avengers. It’s time they put their money to good use and buy back their character’s rights that are currently held by other studios.

Click Here to Sign the Petition!

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Smallville Justice Society Arc Now Set to Be Two-Hour Television Event

smallvilleWow, just wow. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the incredibly highly anticipated Justice Society-themed two part series of Smallville will now be an amazing two hour television movie event! The episodes “Society” and “Legends” will comprise the event. The episodes were originally intended to air separately.

Apparently, the television event has also been given a MASSIVE budget boost. This is all absolutely incredible news and I cannot WAIT! The Smallville Two-Hour Event is written by comic book icon Geoff Johns and will see Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Stargirl, and the Martian Manhunter alongside the usual cast, and is set to air on January 29th.

Kick-Ass Posters and Official Site Now Live

kickassOh yeah, it has finally begun. The marketing for one of next years already most awesome movies, Kick-Ass, is finally beginning to kick in. I am so excited for this film it is ridiculous. It’s good to see that Lionsgate is taking what they have here serious, because it could really turn out to be something big.

IGN has unveiled the first official posters for the film, which are interlocking (and can be seen smaller above). More importantly though, the Official Website is now live, along with a countdown to the trailer debut on MySpace in just under a week! YAY!

Anthony Hopkins is THOR’s Odin

OdinThat is really all that needs to be said about this story to be honest. Anthony Hopkins of Hannibal Lecter fame has been cast in the role of Odin, the Father of the God of Thunder, THOR. Personally I don’t like this casting since I feel that Odin should be imposing, and I don’t find Hopkins threatening at all.

Yes, I realize that is a picture of THOR in the header, but it’s surprisingly hard to find good pictures of Odin. Also, I apologize for not posting anything in ages. There just hasn’t been anything that’s interested me lately to be honest. But here I am now. Even though this news is pretty late. . .

Gary Ross Set to Write And Direct Venom

venomReports are now saying that the Venom movie is in production with Gary Ross set to re-write the script for the film, as well as possibly even direct. There has been no word on whether Topher Grace, who played Eddie Brock in Spider-Man 3 will return to reprise the role.

Ross is currently working on the script for Spider-Man 4, so he isn’t a stranger to the world of spider themed superheroes. Avi Arad and Marvel are also set to produce the film.

Epic Mickey Details Finally Come to Surface

epicmickeyAfter an incredibly long wait, the first details for Epic Mickey have finally been unveiled thanks to Eurogamer. A source close to Disney claims that the anticipated title will be primarily based on the forgotten aspects of Walt Disney: the characters, the rides, and the lesser-known cartoons, and the antagonist is going to be Oswald The Rabbit, Disneys first true creation, who is angered by Mickeys success. When these Disney features are forgotten, they are cast into a world that is nothing but a dark void, whom now want revenge.

The gameplay focuses on Mickey attempting to restore his world, after Oswald unleashes the Phantom Blot which causes the color in his world to run and fade, using tools as brushes, pencils, erasers and thinner to get through challenges and obstacles presented. Mickey must make use of his tools by scribbling, erasing, painting, and thinning walls and color to rescue his endangered world from these forgotten friends turned villains.

BBC Unveils New Logo for Eleventh Doctor Who

doctorwhoThe famed British Cable Channel, BBC, has officially unveiled the logo for the upcoming eleventh Doctor Who, which will be played by newcomer, and now youngest Doctor, Matt Smith. The new logo is a homage to the 1960′s era of the massively popular sci-fi TV show, which now includes for the first time an insignia, showcasing the abbreviation DW in Tardis form.

I personally love science fiction television shows, and Doctor Who is undoubtedly the best. I also think this new logo is absolutely fantastic and really pushes forward the idea of a new, younger Doctor. Lets just hope the eleventh Doctor is as awesome as his logo.

Shenmue’s Ryo Hazuki Officially in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

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SEGA has officially stepped up the amount of awesome that was already flooding their upcoming Mario Kart-esque game, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. The already fairly large cast has now been enlarged even further with the addition of fan favorite hero Ryo Hazuki, from SEGA’s massively popular Shenmue games.

The trailer above not only shows Ryo riding his awesome motorcycle, but it also shows him on a forklift. That’s right. . . a forklift. Before this, I was only passing through the thought of picking this up, but it has now officially became a must-have for me.

Official Trailer for SyFy’s “The Phantom”

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A while back I posted concept artwork for the brand new suit that comic strip icon The Phantom would be wearing in his SyFy movie debut. The modern Phantom was met with a lot of criticism, but there was still hope.

That hope seems to have paid off as SyFy has revealed the first official trailer for the TV movie starring Ryan Carnes as the titular hero. To be completely honest, I’m still not sure how I feel about the new suit but I have high hopes for it. It’s incredibly modern and thrusts The Phantom in a direction he had yet to actually take: a modern one.

Super Street Fighter IV Officially Announced

ssfivThe rumors and talk of Super Street Fighter IV have been running rampant since the game was released earlier this year. These rumors have been increased tenfold thanks to the launching of a teaser site by Capcom during the Tokyo Game Show, and now GameSpot has made the game official.

According to GameSpot, the game will feature several new characters. Including the all Juri and the long-awaited T.Hawk, with a total of eight possible new characters. The standalone game will also feature a bonus for players that purchased the original game. Perhaps the largest perk of Super Street Fighter IV is that while it will be sold as a standalone game, it will not be sold at full price, making it all the more enticing.

The Watchmen Watch LittleBigPlanet

watchmen_blogMedia Molecule has announced that this Thursday, the Watchmen will be invading LittleBigPlanet with four costumes and several new stickers. The costumes allow the sack-boys to assume the roles of the Silk Spectre, Rorschach, Nite Owl, and Ozymandias.

While these costumes are absolutely astounding, I’m a little disappointed that they are coming out this late. Mostly due to the fact that the Game of the Year Edition of LittleBigPlanet was just released a few short weeks ago. But I guess they have to have something for us to buy on the PlayStation Network. The costumes and stickers will be available this Thursday as a package and individually.

Ph LEVEL Review: Eureka Seven Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers

e7movieOne of my favorite Japanese Anime of all time is without a doubt Psalms of Planets: Eureka Seven. So, naturally when I discovered that a movie was in production I became ridiculously ecstatic at this incredible prospect. “There could be complete and total closure. We could find out exactly what happened to everyone after the series,” I thought. Then I discovered the story.

I went into the one-time showing of Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers already having a general idea at how different the film was going to be from the series, but I can’t say I was expecting this much difference. That is to say, the difference didn’t diminish the film in the least, and I left thoroughly satisfied.

Hit the jump to view my thoughts on Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers.

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars TGS Blowout

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Capcom has released the official trailer for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars at this years Tokyo Game Show and aside from the usual assortment of incredible characters, Capcom decided to throw in another new character on their side of the roster. The new character is, unexpectedly, Frank West from Dead Rising.

Never mind the fact that Frank West wasn’t even one of the characters I considered to be in the game, his move set is probably one of the most incredible fighting game move sets I have ever seen. Pulling random weapons out of nowhere and summoning zombies in shopping carts. It’s truly a incredible thing to witness, which you can see by watching the TGS trailer above.