In anticipation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Entertainment have released a closeup of Ben Affleck in costume as Batman.
“The filmmakers wanted to include this new cinematic version of the Dark Knight in the anniversary mosaic so it could be discovered by fans!” states a post onthe DC Comics blog. “The cast and crew behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are excited to be a part of the 75th celebration!”
Even though it hit Japanese theaters over a year ago, FUNimation Entertainment and Screenvision. today announced that Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be hitting US movie theaters this August–screening in over 350 theaters across North America on August 5, August 6, August 7, and August 9.
“We’re very excited to be bringing Battle of Gods to movie theaters across the country this summer,” said FUNimation president Gen Fukunaga. “Dragon Ball Z has always been a huge part of everything we do at FUNimation and, speaking as a fan myself, I can’t wait to watch it on the big screen.”
Adult Swim have announced a new cartoon series from The Boondocks creator Aaron McGrder entitled Black Jesus.
The series will star Gerald “Slink” Johnson from Grand Theft Auto V as Black Jesus, as well as co star Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb and John Witherspoon from Are We There Yet, The Cleveland Show and Friday respectively.
Black Jesus, a present day live-action comedy, finds Jesus living in Compton, Calif., on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.
Legendary Entertainment will continue to work on the Mass Effect film, but Thor and I Am Legend screenplay writer Mark Protosevich will no longer be attached to the highly project.
Instead, Variety reports that Protosevich has been replaced by ex-Rescue Me assistant editor Morgan Davis Foehl. According to the report, Legendary Entertainment choose Foehl because he is a self-admitted Mass Effect fan and has experience writing scripts similar to the general Mass Effect plot.
At today’s Metal Gear Anniversary event in Tokyo, director Hideo Kojima confirmed that X-Men and Iron Man producer Avi Arad will be taking Metal Gear Solid to Hollywood in association with Columbia Pictures.
“For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters – and video games are the comics of today,” Arad said. However, as of now, there are no further details.
Netflix is not expanding into the video game retail business, marking the end of its potential dangerous Qwikster business experiment.
Netflix chief executive officer Reed Hastings confirmed to investors that his company no longer plans to rent games, a strategy that was first announced in September as apart of the planned Qwikster business spinoff.
Qwikster is a standalone business dedicated to discs but, when customers heaped criticism on the company, Netflix hastily scrapped the plan. “We expect DVD subscribers to decline steadily every quarter, forever,” said Hastings on the DVD based business in general.
The Dark Knight Rises has arrived in Pittsburgh — in addition to some spoiler-heavy images from the set. The first images reveals Tom Hardy in his Bane costume and the second from a desert cameo-covered version of the Tumbler.