September 10, 2013
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Check out the new RoboCop 2014 Movie Trailer:
We have some Robocop figures based on the first movie with Peter Weller. We expect to get some figures based on the 2014 reboot movie shortly. Please check back again.
August 11, 2013
Before Warner Bros. announced that it was to bring together DC’s two most iconic superheroes for Superman vs Batman, a rumour emerged tipping Mark Strong (Kick-Ass, Green Lantern) for the role of Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. Now the British actor has hinted that their could be some truth in the speculation, with Strong stating “all I can say is… watch this space” when asked by Digital Spy whether their was any truth in the reports that the could be set to play Superman’s arch-nemesis.
Strong is not the only actor to have been tipped to play the billionaire industrialist, with Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook) touted as a potential candidate prior to the release of Man of Steel, and Bryan Cranston’s (Breaking Bad, Argo) name also being brought up in recent days. Of course, we don’t even have official confirmation that Luthor will feature in the movie, but considering there were several references to LexCorp in Man of Steel, it would seem likely that Superman will find himself going up against the criminal genius when the film arrives in cinemas in 2015 (especially if the Wayne Enterprises logo is any indication.
Superman vs Batman will reunite Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, screenwriter David S. Goyer and stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White). Meanwhile the list of alleged candidates for the rebooted Batman include Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Ryan Gosling (Only God Forgives), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Gerard Butler (300), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Brad Pitt (World War Z), Ben Affleck (Argo), Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen).
July 22, 2013
Start your drooling, fanboys and fangirls, and get ready for lots of Batarangs and heat vision. Batman and Superman will soon be teaming up on a big screen near you.
At a Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con Saturday, the studio announced that Henry Cavill, the star of this summer’s Man of Steel, will reprise the role of Superman in a sequel that will also feature Batman.
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder will act in the same capacity for the follow-up, expected in 2015.
No casting for Batman was mentioned but Snyder teased that the Gotham City hero’s relationship with Superman in Frank Miller’s seminal 1980s comic The Dark Knight Returns will inform aspects of Man of Steel 2.
June 25, 2013
Under the two-picture agreement, Downey will star as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” and “Marvel’s The Avengers 3.” Downey is represented at CAA by Bryan Lourd, Jim Toth and Matt Leaf and by his attorneys Tom Hansen and Stewart Brookman of the firm Hansen Jacobson.
Downey, Jr.’s last two Marvel films, 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers” and this year’s “Iron Man 3,” rank as two of the top five grossing films of all time, collectively earning over $2.7 billion worldwide to date.
“Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is being written and directed by Joss Whedon. Featuring favorites from the first Avengers film and new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen, “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.
Thrilled by this mega announcement, Marvelites? Well, be sure you stay glued to Marvel.com because in the coming days and weeks and months, Marvel.com will be FIRST in the world to reveal additional casting updates, new characters coming to Marvel movies and so much more — directly from the most secret meetings at Marvel! You wouldn’t want to miss out on that now, would you?!
Don’t forget to pre-order all your Hot Toys figures from us.
June 23, 2013
We were just in Calgary for the Comic and Entertainment Expo at the BMO Centre this past April (2013) and it was a fabulous event. We had a blast and we enjoyed the city of Calgary. The flooding images and news coming out of Calgary is horrible. It looks really bad.
Calgary will recover from this and come out stronger. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the people in Calgary and any and all other affected areas. We can only imagine the devastation and what all of them are going through.
If you want to help….donate to the Canadian Red Cross please call 1-800-418-1111 or go online to www.redcross.ca.
Text 30333 to automatically donate $5 to flood relief.
June 12, 2013
By Matt Peckham
A word to the wise: Don’t mess with exceptionally-tall guys in wheelchairs traveling with walking canes — especially when those canes just so happen to resemble fully-deployed Star Wars lightsabers.
When Star Wars’ Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, 69 — who owns such a cosmetically weaponized cane — attempted to pass through Denver International Airport’s security checkpoint last week, Transportation Security Administration agents there apparently tried to confiscate the 7-foot, 2-inch tall actor’s, umm, cane-saber despite his explanation that he needed it to walk, reports Fort Worth, Texas NBC affiliate NBC 5.
Mayhew, who was traveling back to his home in North Texas last week, was eventually allowed to board with cane intact, but not until he’d posted about the kerfuffle to his more than 27,000 twitter followers from his account, @thewookieroars. (Tagline: “The OFFICIAL twitter of Actor, Author & the man behind the mask of CHEWBACCA! This is where The Wookiee Roars… and Tweets!”)
TSA later emailed CNN.com a statement explaining its version of events: “Because of the unusual weight of the passenger’s cane, a security officer alerted a supervisor. Less than five minutes later, the passenger and cane were cleared to travel.”
February 8, 2013
The 43rd Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo is sure to please all who attend with over 900 tables of rare cards and non-sport items you are sure to find what you need. Many of their dealers have been scouring the world to bring you the best collectible merchandise they can find. Patrick Roy is the guest of honor and will be signing autographs at the show.
This year’s event will take place at:
Toronto International Centre
6900 Airport Rd
May 3-4-5, 2013
Friday 1:00 P.M – 10:00 P.M
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M
Adults per day $ 12.00
Kids 6-12 $3.00
WEEKEND PASS $ 25.00
October 24, 2012
Empire sat down with director Peter Jackson to talk about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. One of the things he revealed to them was the running time for the first film and the magazine also revealed all of the covers for their December issue, one cover is pictured below.
“It’s looking like it’s going to be about ten minutes shorter than Fellowship was,” said Jackson. “So it’s going to be officially our shortest Middle-earth yet. I mean, Fellowship was just under three hours and this is about 2 hours 40 minutes at the moment.”
That time also doesn’t include the ending credits which haven’t been added yet, plus some effects shots remain to be finalized which could alter the time once again.
The film follows the titular hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis and many, many more star in the December 14 release.
September 26, 2012
Hugh Jackman bares his claws — and some incredibly ripped abs — in this first official image from The Wolverine.
The movie, a follow-up to Jackman’s 2010 flick X-Men Origins: Wolverine, went off the rails temporarily in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster. The film’s original director — Black Swan auteur Darren Aronofsky, who teamed with Jackson on artsy time-travel picture The Fountain — quit around the same time as the earthquake-induced meltdown.
New helmer James Mangold (I Walk the Line) then took over production of The Wolverine, which is currently filming in Japan. In the sequel, alpha mutant Logan, having spent his solo movie traipsing around North America, finds himself in Japan unsheathing his adamantium claws to shred battalions of samurai warriors. The story, scripted by The Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback, is based on a 1982 Marvel Comics adventure.
The Wolverine, which includes Will Yun Lee as the Silver Samurai and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, is slated to open July 26, 2013.