Marvel Television to Bring AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and DAREDEVIL to New York Comic Con

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San Diego Comic Con still feels like just yesterday, but New York Comic Con is only a month away now.  Disney already announced that it’s bringing Big Hero 6 and Tomorrowland to the event, and now Marvel Television is revealing its plans as well.

Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Animation will all make their way into the Javits Center this year.  It all begins on Friday, October 10th with the Marvel Animation presentation featuring an exclusive first look at Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. season 2.  Shortly after that Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, will take the stage to introduce the world premiere of an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode and then the next day, the cast of Daredevil will make their very first public appearance.  Hit the jump for more.  NYCC 2014 begins on October 9th and wraps up on the 12th.

New York Film Critics Circle Names AMERICAN HUSTLE Best Film; Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, and Jennifer Lawrence Win Acting Honors

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The “awards” portion of this year’s awards season has officially begun.  The New York Film Critics Circle is always the first critics group out of the gate, and today they named American Hustle the best film of the year.  The move comes as a slight surprise given that Hustle only first screened a week ago and 12 Years a Slave and Gravity have been the Best Picture frontrunners for the past few months, but the awards race may be in for a twist.  Steve McQueen was awarded Best Director for 12 Years a Slave, Robert Redford took Best Actor for All Is Lost, and Cate Blanchett began what’s sure to be an awards season sweep of Best Actress trophies.  American Hustle picked up three awards in total, including Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence and Best Screenplay.  The excellent Blue Is the Warmest Color was named Best Foreign Film, and Stories We Tell won Best Documentary.

Hit the jump to see the full list of winners and for my commentary on what this means for the coming Oscar season.

First Look at TRANSFORMERS 4 Optimus Prime Toy. Plus More from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, STAR WARS: REBELS at NYCC Hasbro Party

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Hasbro threw a party tonight in advance of New York Comic-Con, and they brought out all the toys.  The first Transformers: Age of Extinction images focused on cars, humans, and explosions over Autobots.  So first up is the Optimus Prime toy—we are told this is a good representation of what Optimus will look like in the sequel.

A bunch of villains were on display at the Amazing Spider-Man 2 table including Electro, the primary bad guy in the sequel.  The toy version of The Winter Soldier from Captain America: The Winter Soldier notably comes with Precision Strike.  And Lucasfilm released an image of the packaging they’ll use for Star Wars: Rebels.  See it all after the jump.

Exclusive: Check Out Marko Manev and Bottleneck Gallery’s Awesome Villain Noir Posters Featuring Boba Fett, Magneto, and Catwoman

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Marko Manev is really pumping some great stuff out this week.  First his Lord of the Rings Triptych sold out instantly and now he has three new Villain Noir prints going on sale at New York Comic-Con at the Bottleneck Gallery booth.  Featuring Boba Fett, Magneto, and Catwoman, the awesome looking prints are sure to sell out fast.  For a better look at the posters and how you can buy them, hit the jump.

Bruce Campbell Talks EVIL DEAD Remake, Trying to Get an R Rating, the End of BURN NOTICE, His Spinoff, EVIL DEAD Tattoos, and More

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I need to start by saying I’m sorry to Bruce Campbell and Screen Gems.  I thought I’d posted this interview right after NYCC, and it was only this morning that I realized it never went online.  While it’s a bit late, I promise you it’s still worth checking out.

When I first heard Screen Gems was remaking Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead, like many of you, I was extremely nervous.  But then I found out the original creative team (Raimi, producer Rob Tappert, and star Bruce Campbell) were heavily involved in the remake and they were the ones that picked Fede Alvarez to helm the project.  Shortly after the project wrapped, Raimi told us that the remake would definitely be rated R and is “so bloody it will make your head spin.”  Needless to say, this calmed my nerves and after Matt said that he loved the NYCC footage and everyone loved the red band trailer, next March can’t come soon enough.

Shortly before the Evil Dead panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Bruce Campbell for an extended video interview.  He talked about the fan reaction to the remake, the gore of the film and trying to get an R rating, how he’s seen the cut of the film and it’s 90 minutes, and more.  In addition, he talked about the end of Burn Notice and how he’d like to do a spinoff, scripts he’s written, future projects, and the best part of the interview: he showed me a ton of awesome tattoos that fans have sent him.  Hit the jump to watch.

David S. Goyer Talks DA VINCI’S DEMONS, MAN OF STEEL, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Deleted Scenes, Cable vs. Network TV, and More

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Premiering on Starz in the first half of 2013 is David S. Goyer‘s Da Vinci’s Demons.   Starring Tom Riley (as Leonardo Da Vinci), Laura Haddock and Lara Pulver, the show is a “historical fantasy, following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance.”

At this year’s New York Comic-Con, I was able to talk with Goyer before his panel.  During both a roundtable and exclusive interview he talked about how he got attached to the project, how Da Vinci’s Demons could never air on network TV, the exciting visuals for the show, the fact that he “shamelessly pillaged the crews of Luther, Sherlock and Game of Thrones,” getting Bear McCreary to do the score, and more.  In addition, I also asked when we might see the next trailer for Man of Steel (which he wrote), the difference between working on cable and network TV and why he became frustrated with Flash Forward, and he set the record straight regarding whether there were a lot of deleted scenes from The Dark Knight Rises.  Hit the jump for more.

Adelaide Clemens Talks SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, THE GREAT GATSBY, GENERATION UM, Comic-Con, and More

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Opening this weekend is Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl.  When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened.  When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell.  For more on the film, here’s Matt recap of the NYCC panel, some clips, a TV spot, and the trailer.

Shortly before her panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Adelaide Clemens for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about how she got involved in Silent Hill, what it’s like to be at Comic-Con, what she geeks out about, what it was like to work with Malcolm McDowell, and more.  In addition, she also talked about working on The Great Gatsby with Baz LuhrmannGeneration Um with Keanu Reeves, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Jane Levy Talks EVIL DEAD, the Practical Effects, Easter Eggs, the Rating, the Violence and Gore, and a Lot More

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When I first heard Screen Gems was remaking Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead, like many of you, I was extremely nervous.  But then I found out the original creative team (Raimi, producer Rob Tappert, and star Bruce Campbell) were very involved in the remake and they were the ones that picked Fede Alvarez to helm the project.  Shortly after the project wrapped, Raimi told us the remake will definitely be rated R and it’s “so bloody it will make your head spin.”  Needless to say, this calmed my nerves and after Matt said that he loved the NYCC footage last week, next March can’t come soon enough.

Shortly before the Evil Dead panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with lead actress Jane Levy for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about what fans can look forward to, why the movie is on the edge of an NC-17 rating, what it was like to film in New Zealand, Easter Eggs, the experience of shooting such a violent movie and the physical toll it took on her, how it’s mostly practical effects and not CGI, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what she had to say.

Teaser for Tomorrow’s Release of the EVIL DEAD Teaser Trailer

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If you missed out on the Sony Pictures panels for Carrie and Evil Dead at New York Comic-Con, it’s okay.  Sony Pictures live-streamed the events, and when it came to the trailers, those eventually arrived online.  They’re already released the one for Carrie, and tomorrow they’ll be releasing the one for Evil Dead.  Thankfully, the Evil Dead teaser was the best footage I saw at NYCC, and I’m looking forward to the reaction it will receive when it hits online tomorrow.  Sony has released a sneak peek at the teaser because teasers for teasers are the awful marketing trend that won’t go away.

Hit the jump to check out the sneak peek of the trailer.  The film stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and Elizabeth BlackmoreEvil Dead opens April 12, 2013.

Kit Harington Talks SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, THE SEVENTH SON and GAME OF THRONES; Says Season 3 Has a Bigger Budget

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Opening this weekend is Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl.  When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened.  When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell.  For more on the film, here’s Matt recap of the NYCC panel, some clips, a TV spot, and the trailer.

Shortly before his panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Kit Harington for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about how he got involved in Silent Hill, did he play the game, what it’s like to be at Comic-Con, what he collects, starring opposite Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in The Seventh Son, and more.  In addition, for all the Game of Thrones fans, Harington talked about the bigger budget for season three and how the season compares to seasons one and two.  Hit the jump to watch.

Emmy Rossum Talks BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, SHAMELESS Season 3, RISK (the Boardgame), and More

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One of the many films being promoted at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director Richard LaGrevenese’s Beautiful Creatures.  Based on the three-book series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the story centers on two mystically charged teens who are mysteriously drawn to one another despite never having met, and uncover some unsettling secrets about their families and the small southern town in which they live.  The film stars Alice Englert, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson.  For more on Beautiful Creatures, here’s the first trailer, a featurette, our set visit preview, and Matt’s recap of NYCC.

Shortly before the panel, I got to sit down with Emmy Rossum for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about her experiences with Comic-Con, whether there’s anything she collects, her preferred version of the board game Risk and how she’s looking for a first edition, how she got involved in Beautiful Creatures and her accent, the third season of Shameless, her plans for hiatus, Twitter and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Patrick Wilson Talks THE CONJURING, Rob Marshall’s INTO THE WOODS, CAUGHT STEALING, an INSIDIOUS Sequel, WATCHMEN, and More

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One of the many films to premiere footage at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director James Wan‘s (Insidious) supernatural thriller The Conjuring.  The film stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as “a husband and wife team of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.”  Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor play a couple who unknowingly move into the haunted farmhouse with their kids.  For more on the film, here’s Matt’s recap of the Comic-Con panel.

Shortly before the panel started, I saw down with Wilson for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about how he got involved in The Conjuring and what attracted him to the material, what it’s like attending a comic convention after playing Nite Owl in Watchmen, what’s his favorite cut of the film, his thoughts on walking around a future convention in costume as Nite Owl, an adaptation of Caught Stealing, the status of an Insidious sequel, what it was like to do a reading for Rob Marshall‘s screen adaptation of Into the Woods, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Chloe Grace Moretz Talks CARRIE, KICK-ASS 2, Video Games, XBox 360 vs. PS3, Future Projects and More at NYCC

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One of the films to premiere footage at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director Kimberly Peirce‘s (Boys Don’t Cry) remake of Carrie.  Based on the book by Stephen King, Screen Gems says Carrie is “a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.”  While many were nervous about the remake, Matt was very impressed with the footage.  Read his recap here and here’s the first trailer.

Shortly before the Comic-Con panel, I did an exclusive interview with Chloë Moretz.  We talked about her experiences with comic-con, why she prefers the PS3 to the XBox 360, video games, how she got the role in Carrie and the audition process, the challenges Hit-Girl faces in the Kick-Ass sequel, whether Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) will make an appearance, what she has planned next, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Alexandra Daddario Talks TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, WHITE COLLAR, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY, and More at NYCC

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With Texas Chainsaw 3D opening January 4th, 2013, star Alexandra Daddario came to New York Comic-Con this weekend to promote the film.  Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), the pic is a direct sequel to the 1974 original and picks up where that film left off: “a young woman has escaped the horrors of the Sawyer family and alerted authorities, leading the townspeople to descend on the Sawyer household and seemingly put an end to the family’s reign of terror.  The story then jumps forward to present day where a young woman (Daddario) has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she didn’t know she had.”  Needless to say, after she arrives, things go bad.  For more on the film, here’s the trailer and all our previous coverage.

During my exclusive interview with Daddario we talked about being at NYCC, how she got cast, the gore, how the film changed from the initial conception through to the final cut (she reveals that there was an alternate ending filmed), what it was like to film in Shreveport, Louisiana, and a lot more.  In addition, we also talked about White Collar (she played Kate), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (she just filmed an episode) and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

200 Cosplay Images from New York Comic-Con Featuring Bane, Captain Planet, Admiral Ackbar, Doctor Who, and Many More

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As someone that has been attending San Diego Comic-Con/Sci-Fi/Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book conventions for almost my entire teenage and adult life, this year’s New York Comic-Con blew me for one reason: I’ve never seen so many people Cosplay in one place.  While conventions always get a few people dressing up, NYCC absolutely set a new record for percentage of attendees willing to cosplay.  I was very impressed.

Over the last four days, as I walked up and down the convention floor, I always had my camera ready to go.  So if you’re a fan of cosplay and want to check out some great costumes including Batman, Bane, Spider-Man, Captain Planet, Doctor Who, Megatron, Admiral Ackbar, Two-Face, Terminator, Ghost Rider, and so many more, hit the jump for almost 200 images.

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