Wednesday, October 22, 2014

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Trailer Leaks To The Internet, Forcing MARVEL To Release The Trailer One Week Early

You really have to feel bad for the marketing folks at MARVEL. They went to a lot of trouble to tease and set up the big reveal of the Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer for next weeks episode of ABC's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. However, less than 12 hours after the big announcement the UK version of the films teaser trailer was leaked onto the internet. 

MARVEL's people spent most of the day trying to shut the leak down. Their efforts were largely successful with video's posted on YouTube, but once the video was posted multiple times on European video sharing website DailyMotion, the genie was out of the bottle. By the early evening MARVEL seemed to be raising the white flag as evidenced by their post on Twitter. 

After that, MARVEL had little choice. They immediately released the trailer to YouTube. Where that leaves the big reveal for Agents Of SHIELD is unclear, but it's likely that MARVEL will go on as planned.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack To Be Released On... Cassette Tape?

Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview
The fact of the matter is this, most of the songs on MARVEL Entertainment's Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack are about 35 to 40 years old. Every single song was recorded in the 1970's. Nothing on the album was new. This music hails from an era that is both stylistically and technologically dated. but the funny thing about us earthbound humans is that this kind of vintage aesthetic breeds a great deal of nostalgia in our hearts. 

For proof of this you need look no further than Billboard magazines Billboard 200 album chart where the films soundtrack sold so well over the summer that it charted at #1 for two weeks straight. Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is a straight up mix tape in the classic sense of the phrase. Due to this and every other factor, Disney Music Group plans to re-release the album on CASSETTE TAPE on Nov. 17th. It's already available on Digital Download, CD, and Vinyl. 

Now, don't dust off your old cassette player just yet. This gimmicky little item may end up being pretty hard to find. Disney hasn't produced a cassette tape since 2003 and they haven't yet specified how many they intend to make. A detail that is punctuated by the fact that the Guardians Of The Galaxy cassette will be an exclusive to independent retailers who choose to participate in the 'Record Store Day' event here in the United States. So if you really want to find this one of a kind collectible that is the literal embodiment of the 'mixtape' portrayed in the film, you are going to have to do some hunting.


Monday, October 20, 2014

MARVEL Has Big Plans For STAR WARS Comic Book's And Their Variant Covers

Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview
Next year, Dark Horse comics rights to publish STAR WARS books ends and revert back to MARVEL the company that originally published STAR WARS comics from 1977 until the late 1980's. In January MARVEL will start three all new comics series and MARVEL plans to play up their connection to the vintage STAR WARS trilogy as much as possible.

Legendary photo-realistic painter/comic book artist Alex Ross lends his talent to this amazing variant cover that is a direct homage to the original STAR WARS #1 from 1977, illustrated by Howard Chaykin. This isn't actually Ross' first STAR WARS gig. He created covers for several issues of Dark Horse's 2013 ongoing STAR WARS series by writer Brian Wood.

The return of STAR WARS comics is so important to MARVEL that even the boss has gotten involved. MARVEL's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada created this engrossing wraparound variant that depicts the original trilogy heroes surrounded by Darth Vader and Stormtroopers. 

Lastly, the 'Force' is strong with artist Skottie Young. He has recently become quite well known for his depiction of MARVEL superheroes as babies. The best example of this can be found in numerous variant covers he has done as well as the one-shot issue Avengers Babies vs, X-Babies. You has actually created three separate covers for STAR WARS #1, Princess Leia #1, and Darth Vader #1. The three covers interlock to create the image above. With so much awesome STAR WARS stuff on the way from MARVEL, January cannot come fast enough.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sneak Peek At Next Weeks AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Official Description from MARVEL
Director Coulson and Raina sit down for a chat with dire implications for Agent Simmons in a clip from an all-new episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," premiering Tuesday, October 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC!

In this second clip we get our first look at Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird played by Adrianne Palicki(G.I. Joe: Retaliation). 

Guardians Of The Galaxy Blu-Ray & DVD Out December 9th

Audiences and critics alike have called it MARVEL's best film.  It's funny for kid's and adults, it's well written and well paced. But, Guardians of the Galaxy has two things that no other film had this year. A raccoon with an attitude and a walking tree! Much the way Rocket Raccoon and Groot shot and stomped their way into your heart, they will soon be blasting in to your home.

Guardians Of The Galaxy will be in your home on December 9th, just before Santa. The Blu-ray and DVD release has been fast tracked to ensure that over the holiday season it will be the movie that kids and adults will watch repeatedly during the course of many school-less and work-less days. Full details for the Blu-ray and DVD release below.
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Making-of Featurettes
  • Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentary
  • Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron”
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Teaser Video For 'FEAST' Animated Short To Play Before 'BIG HERO 6'

Video Description from Walt Disney Animation “Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The short opens on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6.”

First Image Of Darth Vader In 'STAR WARS: Rebels' Tweeted By... Darth Vader

Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview
As you may be aware, the premiere episode of STAR WARS: Rebels will air on ABC on October 26th. That special presentation of the episode will contain a previously unaired scene that features a cameo of Darth Vader. That appearance will be voiced by none other than James Earl Jones, the man who voiced the character throughout the entire original STAR WARS trilogy. 

However, The man who was the body of Darth Vader, David Prowse must have access to an early copy of this version of the episode. Because today he took to Twitter and shared this screenshot that depicts The Dark Lord as a hologram.

All New Clip 'Low Battery' From BIG HERO 6

Plot Synopsis From Disney
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Big Hero 6," an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated "Big Hero 6" hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Elizabeth Pena, Mirage From Disney/PIXAR's 'The Incredibles' Dead At 55

Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview
Actress Elizabeth Pena, best known to Disney fans for her portrayal of Mirage in the Disney/PIXAR film The Incredibles has died at the age of 55, according to Variety. She passed away at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles California. A cause of death has not been released. 

Pena had been a forty year veteran of both television and film and had established a reputation as an actress who was better recognized by her smokey, sultry voice than by her name.  

Pena received her professional start in 1978 and went on to appear in films like La Bamba, Batteries Not Included, and Rush Hour. Her television credits include The Justice League, American Dad, I Married Dora, and she recently portrayed the mother of Gloria on the ABC sitcom Modern Family. Pena returned to the character of Mirage in 2012 for the Disney Infinity video game. 

SPOILER - STAR WARS Episode VII Concept Art Leaked Online

Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview
SPOILER ALERT - If you have no interest in having any images or story elements ruined for you, you do not want to proceed any further. However, if you're reading this then you are probably dying to see what we have. 

Last week reports popped up that described in detail a series of concept art images from STAR WARS Episode VII. What lies below is a collection of those very images that were leaked to the internet today via an ImageShack account called themilleniumfalcon. What we have for you here is just a small taste of a much larger gallery available there.

These leaked images are pretty incredible to behold. They provide a solid peliminary look at a Star Wars film that looks to be gritty and bold. However, their presence on the world wide web provokes a couple questions. 

Namely, are these photo's legitimate? We think they are. Were these photo's actually leaked or were they quietly released by individuals connected to the production of STAR WARS Episode VII? We happen to think that is quite likely. Does any of that matter? No, because revealing these images is exactly the kind of nuggets Star Wars fans have been begging for.