Almost eight months ago came the inital teaser for George A. Romero’s return to comic books and now we finally have some answers. Titled “Empire of the Dead” the series will run for 15 issues starting in January with art by Alex Maleev.
“It’s a comic book, which means we don’t have to go out and shoot the stuff,” Romero told USA Today. “You can let your imagination run wild and do pretty much anything you want, assuming it’s within the bounds of decency.”
Romero previously teased the series by saying the zombies would be “advancing even a little further” within its story, hit the jump to find out exactly what he meant by that and to see some sample art.
Just recently, Scream Factory gave us Swamp Thing on Blu-ray and seeing it made me go back and watch the ‘82 horror comic movie.
The Len Wein creation, helmed by Wes Craven, is full of nostalgia and some fun kitschy moments, but it ends up falling flat. We have definitely seen the rise of comic book movies in the last decade and amongst them we have received a handful of horror/hero flicks.
With that, Shock decided to treat you all to a little retrospective on the amalgamation of two of the most important and successful sub genres of all time.
Over six months ago came the inital tease from Marvel that fabled writer/director George Romero would be bringing a new comic series to life, and since then we’ve heard nothing. Now the man himself has spoken and dropped a few more details on what the project, which is reportedly superhero free, will entail. Hit the jump to hear what he had to say.
A topic of discussion among many fans lately is whether Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. will renegotiate with Marvel Studios for future appearances in their films. The Hollywood Reporter says that the actor met with Kevin Feige and many other executives last night to begin laying out the groundwork for his return. Insiders say that the negotiations looked to his return as the character in the upcoming Avengers 2 and a third “Avengers” film.
A fourth Iron Man film was said to not be included in the talks as it is unclear if Downey Jr. is interested in another stand-alone feature as the character. Beyond the news that Marvel is developing a third “Avengers” movie, THR also revealed that the studio has scripts in development for Ms. Marvel and a reboot of the character Blade (whose screenrights were recently returned to Marvel).
Details are slim – slim like an emaciated walking corpses – but Marvel has teased its upcoming comic book series which George Romero is writing. It won’t involve superheroes, but it will involve zombies (as Romero himself has said). Check out the teaser inside.
We’re just over three months from the official launch of Marvel Studios’ “Phase Two” of their cinematic universe when Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3rd.
Today, President of Production Kevin Feige updated MTV with plans for future big screen entries that look even further into the futre. Ant-Man, he says, will officially launch “Phase Three” and early plans also call for the long-rumored Doctor Strange to be included.
Maybe Marvel was listening all those months ago when I suggested a series of dark movies for us horror fans because they announced this weekend at Fan Expo Toronto that they will be launching an all-new on-going series, Morbius the Living Vampire.
Joe Keatinge and Rich Elson, the team behind the now canceled Thanos: Son of Titan mini-series, will be helming the brand new title that launches in January of 2013.
“There are very strong horror elements to it, but there’s a lot more to it than that,” said Keatinge in an interview with Newsarama. ”The closest comic I can even think of in terms of the types of stuff we’re doing in here might be Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol run, but we’re ultimately having a very different end result. This is a book largely about people who have absolutely no easy role in society. The outcasts. The people on the fringe. The people of the Marvel Universe who are even too weird for the X-Men.”
The Fringe is a place where non-horror genre films can get some play on Shock. These films might be sci-fi, fantasy or action – and certainly contain some horror elements – but will likely be light on scares, or, straight-up “horror.” Still, they might be of interest to you.
Today, a bunch of viral madness was unleashed for The Amazing Spider-Man.
If you tinker around OscorpIndustries.com/AnimalDynamicsLab the word “Mutagen” formed. Adding that to the URL, OscorpIndustries.com/Mutagen gives you a first look at a new featurette which is all about The Lizard.