If you can’t make it out to Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, L.A. Weekly has a cool (ad-free!) slideshow of props from Batman v Superman and the upcoming Suicide Squad. A few samples below, the rest are definitely worth your clicks here.
Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad costume. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly
Try your hand at Kryptonite. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly
Joker props from Suicide Squad. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly
An interesting trend is taking place with movie trailers from well-loved franchises – if the first trailer drops and is heavily criticized, we then get a second trailer in which the filmmakers (or the marketing departments) change the tone or show different footage to tell fans, “Hey, don’t worry, this will still be a great movie.”
We saw it earlier this week with the release of the second Ghostbusters trailer, and late last night we saw it again with the second trailer for this summer’s Star Trek Beyond. Earlier in the year I totally forgot that this movie was coming out – it hits theaters on July 22, right in the middle of summer (normally the big summer movies are hitting now, Memorial Day and 4th of July weekend. In fact, it comes out one week after Ghostbusters and one week before Jason Bourne, so its opening weekend has to win Trek fans or it’s not going to be around for long.
You may not be talented enough to be in movies, but perhaps your artistic skills could get your virtual persona into the next big Steven Spielberg film.
In this video, Ready Player One author Ernest Cline is inviting people to submit a 3D avatar creation to the filmmakers, which could be selected to appear in the movie’s virtual world, OASIS. The movie begins shooting this summer, and is expected to hit theaters in 2018.
io9 has a thorough breakdown of the latest Ghostbusters trailer, which gives cool nods to the original film and gives away significant plot points (much more than the first trailer, so beware if you want to stay unspoiled). I really hope this doesn’t suck as I’m a fan of the original and a fan of this cast, and I don’t want to resent the latter for screwing up the legacy of the former.
While Melissa McCarthy, Chris Hemsworth, and Kristen Wiig are the biggest names (right now), it looks like Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are set up to steal the show. Coming July 15.
As a geek and child of the ’80s who does not wish to listen to music past 1987, I could not love the X-Men Twitter feed more right now. First, there’s X-Men takes on classic ’80s album covers, such as the several below. Then the marketing team, which is truly killing it, also released:
One of the more bizarre movies of the 1980s, Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, never caught on with geeks as much as other films from that time period (Back to the Future, Robocop, etc.), but it did become a cult favorite among some of us.
This summer, one of Batman’s most famous — and infamous — graphic novels, Batman: The Killing Joke, is coming to an R-rated animated release (on DVD and Blu-ray) Aug. 2. ComingSoon.net has details on special features that will be available on the Blu-ray edition.