The X-Men Movie that Never Was

Fan-made poster by Sean Hartter (click to enlarge)
Here's another example of Sean Hartter's cool series of works he calls Alternate Universe Movie Posters. I also featured some of Sean's work in this post

Source: Sean Hartter 

Fan-made Poster for 'The Avengers'

by ~Jegang on deviantART

According to the artist's deviantART page, he was inspired by the upcoming Avengers film to "retroize" the main characters.

Marvel Comics Artist Shares His Cinematic 'Avengers' Images

Avengers Studies (work in progress). 2011. Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 x 17
by Paolo Rivera
New York-based artist, Paolo Rivera, recently shared some images he's working on that feature the cinematic version of the Avengers. 

Rivera explained his inspiration for the images on his blog, The Self-Absorbing Man.
A new Thor trailer just debuted, so I thought it would be a good excuse to show a recent study of the cinematic Avengers (they're mostly based on the concept art that made its way on-line last year). I haven't really read any Thor comics, but I'm still excited for the movie. I like what I've seen so far and I can't wait to see them all on the screen together. - Paolo Rivera
Avengers Studies (work in progress). 2011. Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 x 17
by Paolo Rivera


Source: Patrick Boivin

Roger Ebert on Comic Book Movies

Wesley Snipes/Blade - New Line Cinema
"At a time when too many movies are built from flat, TV-style visuals of people standing around talking, movies based on comic books represent one of the last best hopes for visionary filmmaking." - Roger Ebert 
Source: RogerEbert.com
Roger Ebert, american film critic.
Roger Ebert, american film critic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This quote is from Ebert's 1998 review of Blade, which many people credit with kick-starting the superhero movie onslaught of the last decade. At the time, Ebert was one of the few major critics who respected comic books as an art form and didn't automatically trash any film that was based on them.
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Fan-made Trailer for 'The Avengers'



Avengers- copyright Marvel Comics, painting by Alex Ross

Kudos to the editor of this mash-up, whoever you are. I really appreciate you giving us a taste of what we can expect to see in 2012.
If you think the soundtrack is familiar - it was used in the X Men: First Class trailer released last week.

Mash-up of the Early Marvel Superhero Movies

Hulk (2003) Universal Pictures


This clip was made several years ago, but I just stumbled across it and thought it was a cool tribute to some of the superhero movies of the last decade. It's a nicely edited mash-up featuring some of the best scenes from movies based on Marvel Comics characters up to 2008. So, you won't see any Iron Man, but it's still worth a look.

The credit for this two minute dose of cape coolness goes to a YouTube user who goes by the handle WahingOutLoud . Lemme know what you think.

Music: Click Click Boom - by Saliva 

'X-Men: First Class' - Official Trailer

X-Men #1 - copyright Marvel Comics

Can you hear it? I'm referring to the utter and complete silence of the cynics, naysayers and nitpickers who have been complaining about X Men: First Class from day one. A few days ago, we were hearing troubling news about this film's progress, but this clip makes it look nothing short of amazing. Thank you, Matthew Vaughn!

'Batman Arkham City' Game Features Possible 'Dark Knight Rises' Villain


Batman Arkham City - Warner Brothers/DC Comics
 
This clip is from the video game Batman Arkham City, and with recent news about The Dark Knight Rises(DKR) movie, it's worth a closer look. It features super villain, Hugo Strange, who's rumored to be portrayed by Robin Williams in the film. When I first heard that Williams might be cast as Strange, I wasn't sure about the choice, but after seeing this clip, it's easy to visualize him in the part.

As of February 10, 2011, there is no confirmation that Hugo Strange will appear in DKR, or that Williams has been cast.

Do you think this gives us a sneak peek at what Christopher Nolan has planned for DKR?

Dark Knight Rises - Fan-made Music Video

Catwoman copyright DC Comics



All images copyright DC Comics

Kudos to the YouTube user who calls himself Curly715. He recently posted this killer collection of Catwoman and Bane images set to music, in honor of the The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Music by Primer 55 - This Life (Explicit Lyrics)