That’s right. It’s time for a brand new episode of The Flickcast. And because we don’t really keep to a regular schedule these days, let’s just say this one arrived right on time. Cool? Cool.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe pretty much devote the entire episode to the latest Marvel blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. It’s a big movie and it deserves a lot of time for discussion. So, the boys take a lot of time.
They do manage to discuss a couple other things too, but that’s pretty much near the end. So if you’re looking for some Civil War talk, you’ve come to the right place. If you want something else, well, there’s always next week.
Picks this week include, you guessed it, Captain America: Civil War. Unanimously. But really, we don’t have to tell you to go see this one, do we?
As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship, or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at Facebook, Google+ or shoot us an email.
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Let’s just say right off the bat we were big fans of the first Kick-Ass movie. In short, it was great and a fitting companion to the comic, even if it was a bit different.
Kick-Ass 2 promises to be more of the same and maybe even better. How can we tell? There’s a new redband trailer that debuted at Comic-Con and has just dropped and in it there’s all the profanity, violence, blood, gore and more you could possibly want.
“We put (these characters) through a meat grinder in this one,” director Jeff Wadlow said during the panel at the Con. If you watch the trailer, you’ll see exactly what he meant.
Jim Carrey, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse star. Look for Kick-Ass 2 to arrive on August 16th.
Get the redband after the break.
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This week on The Flickcast, Chris and Matt try to keep it a bit more civil and, well, almost succeed. They also manages to discuss several new topics (and a few old ones) including Mark Millar’s love of digital comics, new Pacific Rim trailer, the new Wolverine trailer and what Summer movies they are most looking forward to seeing.
They also talked about the upcoming games Grand Theft Auto V, the recently announced Call of Duty: Ghosts and how Matt loves all-things side-scrolling and hates the smell of death. And no, sadly, they don’t really go to Japan. We just thought that title was funny.
And, as usual, the boys made some picks this week with Matt’s being the side-scroller game Battleblock Theater and Chris’ being his new favorite desktop computer: the iMac from Apple.
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After reading Kick-Ass 2, it was on baited breath that we waited for the Kick-Ass 2 movie trailer to come out. While no one agreed with all of the changes made to the original Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn did a great job working alongside the source material. How do you take something like Kick-Ass and make it more profane and obscene than having a little girl spewing explatives? Kick-Ass 2 plans on doing so with even worse language and a horde of new costumed vigilantes.
This first trailer gives a peek at Jim Carrey in action as Colonel Stars and Stripes as well as his “wonderful pet”. We also get a glimpse as Red Myst reinvents himself with a very un-PG new name. Fans of the comic will especially enjoy the fan service being played out referencing some of the comics most memorable scenes already.
Remember, since this is a Red Band trailer, discretion is advised! Check out Kick-Ass 2 after the jump.
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Last summer, the violent and foul mouth antics of Chloe Moretz stole the show and our hearts (and ticked off a lot of parents and church groups) as Hit-Girl in the first Kick-Ass. Chloe will be reprising the role in the sequel to the film that her parents wouldn’t even allow her to watch in the upcoming Kick-Ass 2. Alongside Chloe will be the returning Aaron Johnson as the film’s title character and the addition of Jim Carrey as Colonel Star and Stripes.
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One of the surprise films of 2010 was Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass. Based on the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. graphic novel, the movie told the tale of a high school nerd who decides to be a super hero, despite his lack of any super powers.
The movie was a loud, vulgar, and gory explosion of awesome and it left many wanting more. Unfortunately the movie landed director Vaughn a chance at the “big leagues” and he went on to make the best X-Men movie to-date. With the head honcho otherwise occupied, it looked as if Kick-Ass 2 might not see the light of day.
Well that turns out not to be the case. Deadline is reporting that Universal is in talks to make the sequel as early as this year”
Universal Pictures is in talks to make Kick-Ass 2, with Jeff Wadlow directing his script. I’m told the intention is to get the film in production by August. Discussions are just getting underway with such original cast members as Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and they will have to be signed to new deals to reprise their roles.
The Wadlow script was actually written at the request of Vaughn who wanted work on the sequel to happen while he was occupied in the X-Universe. At first the concept of losing Vaughn might seem harsh to the fans of the first film, but knowing that he was involved at some point early on, and gives his blessing now is an encouraging sign.
Writer Mark Millar, best known for the Kick-Ass and Wanted franchises, confirmed to the Daily Record that a slew of comic-to-film projects from his Millarworld production company will be going into production in this coming year.
Currently, Millar has a number of film projects being developed simultaneously, along with the monthly comics hitting the shelves. He stated that the fact his characters are being utilized for films is somewhat surprising, considering that the majority of comics-to-film adaptations that are being greenlit are based on characters that have been around for decades.
“We shoot Kick-Ass 2 and American Jesus this summer. Then Matthew (Vaughn) and I have Secret Service, which is a nerdy James Bond,” Mark said. Kick-Ass 2 is a follow up to the 2010 film which starred Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz.
Millar’s American Jesus will follow a kid who finds out he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. “If you are doing a movie about the return of Jesus as the Bible prophesied in the Book of Revelation, you have got to do it straight and treat it with dignity. I’m not taking the piss. It will be treated like a proper film,” said Millar of his post-apocolyptic thriller.
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It may seem like an odd choice for a company famous for its books with all the pictures, but Marvel has announced they will be taking their most famous superhero creations and putting them into a brand new format: prose novels. The first of these novels will tell the story of Civil War, Marvel’s “event” from a few years back.
From the official press release:
“Releasing our most acclaimed graphic novels as prose fiction not only allows us to reach a different audience with these stories, but also gives us a chance to bring those readers back to the comics that started it all,” said David Gabriel, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.
“Civil War is easily our best-selling graphic novel of the past decade and certainly one of the most influential in recent memory, so it was the perfect launch title for this new line. Not only will you get all the action that Mark Millar and Steve McNiven delivered in comic form but no fan will want to miss the new wrinkles we’ve added in this novel. ”
Well then, there you go. You really can’t blame Marvel for trying to find a way to make more money off of its comic book properties. After all, the comic book business is not doing that well and they already have these stories just sitting there so, why not?
Anyone got a problem with it? Sound off in the comments.
Just in time for the new year comes new comics straight from our pals at Marvel. With Christmas past there’s still time to get your hands on some great gifts before 2010 comes to a close.
Of the new comics dropping this week we’re most excited about Chaos War: X-Men #1, Nemesis #4, S.H.I.E.L.D. #5, X-23 $4 and Avengers #8. As with most weeks, new comics arrive on Wednesday so hit your nearest comics book store early for best selection.
Don’t know where your nearest comic store is? Use this handy guide to find one. Also, as an added bonus, don’t miss the Marvel 2011 Calendar, free for all fans and only available at your local comics shop this week.
ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #4
ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #4
BULLSEYE: PERFECT GAME #2
CAPTAIN AMERICA #613
CARNAGE #2 ADAMS VARIANT
CHAOS WAR: X-MEN #1
DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #4
DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #4 DJURDJEVIC VARIANT
DEADPOOL CORPS #9
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #886
HALO: FALL OF REACH – BOOT CAMP #3
HEROIC AGE: X-MEN #1
INCOGNITO: BAD INFLUENCES #2
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Has the thrill of San Diego Comic-Con waned (gasp!) in the last few years? Is the scheduling for the San Diego, Chicago or New York Cons not ideal for you? Or, would your love of comics, games and movies inspire you to travel internationally (this writer is definitely in that camp)? If you fit into any or all of these categories, then today’s your lucky day! Mark Millar is about to become your new hero (if he isn’t already)!
Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted, Civil War) has announced that he is launching a Comic Con-themed event for the UK market next April. The Kapow Comic Con will take over London’s Business Design Centre on April 9 and 10, 2011 and be dedicated to the world of comics, movies, TV, games and more.
Stars from Hollywood and TV-land have yet to be announced, but Dave Gibbons, John Romita Jr, Frank Quitely, Bryan Hitch and Andy Diggle have all been confirmed for attendance.
Kapow will also introduce the Stan Lee Awards, which will pay tribute to the comic book legend by giving recipients gong statues for Best Comic, Best Superhero or Sci-Fi Movie and Best Comic Book Hero among others.
For more information, check out the official Kapow Comic Con site. See you in London!