JUST SAY THE WORD: DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON ALL BUT CONFIRMS ‘SHAZAM’ MOVIE ROLE [VIDEO]
By Chris Sims
Dwayne Johnson, better known to wrestling fans from his time in WWE as The Rock, has long been rumored to be up for a starring role in a DC Comics superhero movie, and now it looks like it’s actually going to happen. In an interview with Total Film, Johnson confirmed that he has been in talks with DC Entertainment for years and that an agreement is in place and an announcement is coming soon.
As for just what that announcement will be, well, based on what Johnson says in the interview, there’s a pretty good chance he might be playing Shazam in an upcoming film.
The Planet Express is still out there, thanks to the amazing Alexey Zakarov.
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NES Box Art: Gauntlet
The arcade sensation comes home. This is it. The game everybody’s been waiting for, Gauntlet, the most successful arcade game of all time has come home. And it brings with it all the characters, dungeons, traps, treasures, and excitement you loved in the arcades.
"Red Warrior … is about to die."
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The wingeing online about this X-Wing is amazing.
"It’s a Z-95! Not an X-wing! You’re ruining Star Wars, JJ!”
Actually, it looks like a Ralph McQuarrie X-Wing to me:
First up is The Phantom of the Opera (1925).
My son, James, will go first:
Well, we’re back for some more movies! And first to come is Universals first monster movie, The Phantom Of The Opera. it was what it wanted to be, scary as heck!! so yes it was scary and it also was a silent movie!
Basically, people buy the opera house, find out about the phantom, main person gets kiddnapped, and etc. my favorite part would probably be when the phantom goes to the Masquerade party and dresses up as The Red Death.
So, rating wise i’ll say 4.1 out of 5 Ghostly creeps of creepiness.
I was worried when we started the list because I remember how slow and still some of the earlier films are. And this one … this one is silent. To my pleasant surprise, though, James embraced it and was genuinely intrigued by the film to the point where he has asked if he can go as Red Death for Halloween:
Not exactly a monster, per se, but the Phantom (aka Erik) is a deranged, scarred man who lives below an opera house and takes a shine to one of the understudies as they put on Faust. Through his machinations, she takes on a lead role.
In a bizarre scene, Erik takes her into the cellars and catacombs beneath the opera house. She sees all sorts of dark sights and he brings her to his lair. After about five minutes of general weirdness and creepiness, she says, “You … You’re the Phantom!” No kidding. It was enough to make both of us laugh loudly.
The makeup is pretty great and Lon Chaney shows us what made him Universal’s go-to guy for this era of film. The acting is, as one would expect from the silent era, broad. The story, though, is fairly tight and frequently exciting, even if that mob at the end gets larger and larger with little explanation.
The Phantom of the Opera … I’m not going to watch the musical version. Ever. 3.75 out of five ghostly creeps.
Here’s the trailer (yes, apparently they had trailers in 1925):
Up next, Dracula.
Here, I fixed this scene from “Bread and Circuses” for you Tumblr types.
Isn’t it more fun to make the man obey?
Wonder Woman, “Lawbreaker’s League” (1945)
Enjoy this bit of nature as you head out for the weekend. A bat in flight is a glorious thing.
(from Life Magazine: http://life.time.com/culture/batman-photos-behind-the-scenes-on-classic-tv-show/#1)
Scott C is back in Los Angeles with the Revenge of the Great Showdowns ! Check my selection of his amazingly cool new artworks here.
Marvel 75th Anniversary Covers by Alex Ross
Ralph McQuarrie art - Dagobah
My Batman 75th Anniversary Tribute Posters
The Batmobile - Batman: The Television Series
The Batmobile - Tim Burtons: Batman
The Batmobile - Batman: The Animated Series
My inspiration for the series came from the origins and introduction of Batman at the end of the Era of Art Deco in 1939. Art Deco is something that I feel is deeply ingrained in Gotham and the Batman Universe!
The three cars of focus here were my introduction into Batman and inevitably DC and the comics universe in general! I did not get into Batman through comics, books or games, I became a fan through TV and Film. My first introduction to Batman was from the 1960’s Television series and watching reruns on antenna. Adam West’s Batmobile was my first intro into Batman and made me curious to see 1989’s Batman!I loved the Art Deco Stylings of Gotham City in Tim Burtons take, but these films were not enough. When Batman: The Animated Series came out and my dad showed it to me I was hooked!
It was Retro - Futuristic, Dark and Gritty with a bit of mystery. That is what I hope to convey with these posters and hopefully what you take away as a viewer.