Who Should Rule Atlantis?
First appearing way back in More Fun Comics #73 (Sept. 1941), Aquaman is one of the oldest comic book characters in existence. His longevity in popular culture, coupled with his incredible powers — super strength and durability, telepathy, ability to breathe underwater — and the fact that he is also the king of Atlantis on top of being a superhero should place Aquaman in the upper echelon of comic book characters, yet he has always been considered something of a laughing stock outside of the comic book community. A popular subject of derision on TV shows like Saturday Night Live and The Big Bang Theory, Aquaman's only live-action highlights have come from his appearances on Smallville, as played by Alan Ritchson, and in an Entourage sub-plot in which the too-lean and not-blonde Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) played the "King of the Seven Seas" in a faux James Cameron movie.
Apparently, there is some talk at Warner Bros. about bringing Aquaman to the big screen in a solo movie, but the studio is far more invested in developing Green Lantern 2, The Flash and Wonder Woman so Aquaman's big screen debut will likely be as part of the ensemble Justice League movie. Who do you think has what it takes to not only salvage Aquaman's reputation, but stand alongside Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice Leaguers on the big screen?
Aquaman art by Jeff Chapman
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Posted 10.11.12 by BrentJS
Since leaving the office, Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned to action movies by going back-to-back on a couple projects, first shooting for a few days on The Expendables 2 and then a larger role in the upcoming action-thriller The Last Stand. Schwarzenegger started shooting The Tomb with Expendables co-star and good pal Sylvester Stallone in May, and is also attached to star in the action-thriller Ten for director David Ayer (End of Watch, Dark Blue), which has another new lead attached — Sam Worthington.
Variety reports Worthington has an offer he is likely to accept to appear in Ten, which is loosely based on Agatha Christie's 1939 novel Ten Little Indians. In Ayer's version, written by Skip Woods (The A-Team, A Good Day to Die Hard), Schwarzenegger and Worthington play members of an elite DEA task force that rob a dangerous drug cartel and think they have gotten away with the crime until members start getting killed one by one.
While both actors have worked with director James Cameron, they just missed each other in the Terminator franchise (Roland Kickinger doubled as the body of the T-101 with Schwarzenegger's head added via CGI) so this would be the first time the two actors have officially worked together. Posted 07.24.12 by Ryan
After defeating giant scorpions, the snake-headed Medusa (Natalia Vodianova), and the towering spawn of Hades (Ralph Fiennes) known as the Kraken in Clash of the Titans, Perseus (Sam Worthington) was hoping to retire from hero-work and spend the rest of his days in peace, working as a fisherman and caring for his 10-year-old son, Helius (John Bell). Alas, Perseus' fate is too closely intertwined with that of his father, Zeus (Liam Neeson), so when the king of the gods and ruler of Mount Olympus is betrayed by Hades and Ares (Edgar Ramirez) and imprisoned by Kronos, ruler of the Titans, it's up to Perseus to once again save the day.
With a new adventure comes new threats, many of which we've caught glimpses of in the various trailers and TV spots that have been released to promote the Wrath of the Titans. With the movie opening in theaters today, Warner Bros. has decided to offer a closer look at three of the new monsters that Perseus will confront in a trio of featurettes spotlighting Kronos, the Cyclops, and the Minotaur. watch the new featurettes >> Posted 03.30.12 by BrentJS
Step into any theater in America and you'll no doubt find yourself surrounded by larger-than-life gods, demi-gods, and monsters, as Warner Bros. has sent out giant theater lobby standee versions of the latest posters for Wrath of the Titans. Also appearing in theaters is a new theatrical trailer for the sequel to Clash of the Titans that includes spectacular new footage of some of the otherworldly domains that Perseus (Sam Worthington) must traverse in his quest to rescue his father, Zeus (Liam Neeson), and defeat the Titans that have been unleashed upon the world. The new trailer is all about the monstrous Titans — an angry Cyclops, an acid-spitting Hydra, and an enormous fire demon, just to name a few — and finally shows Perseus actually doing something as he hoists his old man's lightning bolts and flies into battle astride Pegasus. watch the new trailer >> Posted 02.24.12 by BrentJS
Warner Bros. has released a trio of new posters for Jonathan Liebesman's (Battle: Los Angeles) new movie, Wrath of the Titans, including a banner poster (above) that offers a snapshot of the major players in the movie, a character poster featuring the longer-haired and far less action-oriented Sam Worthington as Perseus, as well as a poster showcasing the sequel's mountainous, magma-spewing answer to the Kraken from Clash of the Titans.
Written by Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, from a story by Mazeau, Johnson and Greg Berlanti, Wrath takes place a decade after Perseus defeated the Kraken and turned down Zeus' (Liam Neeson) offer to live with the gods on Mount Olympus. Quietly living as a fisherman and father to his 10-year-old son, Perseus is drawn back into the conflict between gods and Titans when Zeus is captured by Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Ares (Edgar Ramirez), who have joined forces with the Titans. With the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), the demigod Argenor (Toby Kebbell) and the fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus sets out to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save the world. see the other new posters >> Posted 02.10.12 by BrentJS
The first still images from the Jonathan Liebesman-directed sequel to Clash of the Titans have turned up online and — surprise, surprise — they primarily feature Sam Worthington as Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus (Liam Neeson) and hero of the first movie. However, while Worthington is featured in two of the three images, he looks far less heroic than when we last saw him. In fact, it's actually a ripped-up Rosamund Pike as the warrior Queen Andromeda who looks like the real badass of this movie.
Set a decade after Perseus' triumphant defeat of the mighty Kraken in the first movie, Wrath of the Titans finds Perseus living a much simpler life as a fisherman and single parent to his 10-year-old son, Helius. Even though Perseus has put down his sword in favor of a fishing pole, the travails of the ever-feuding gods and Titans force him back into action when Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Ares (Edgar Ramirez) conspire to kidnap Zeus and turn him over to the ruler of the Titans, Kronos. No match for Kronos, Perseus enlists the aid of Queen Andromeda, the demigod Argenor (Toby Kebbell) and the fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy) in his quest to rescue Zeus and save mankind from the "wrath" of the Titans. SEE THE NEW IMAGES >> Posted 02.03.12 by BrentJS
The first two action-packed TV spots for Jonathan Liebesman's (Battle: Los Angeles) Wrath of the Titans recently began airing and they can now be viewed online.
Set ten years after the events in Clash of the Titans, Wrath finds Perseus (Sam Worthington) living a quiet life as a fisherman and single parent. However, humanity's lack of faith in the gods has weakened the power of Mount Olympus and Zeus (Liam Neeson) finds his control over the imprisoned Titans slipping from his grasp. When Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Ares (Edgar Ramirez) choose to ally themselves with the Titans and steal Zeus' powers, Perseus must journey to the underworld to rescue his father and prevent the Titans from unleashing their army of monsters and taking over the world of man. watch the new tv spots >> Posted 01.31.12 by BrentJS
After a trio of high-profile blockbuster movies in 2009 (Terminator Salvation and Avatar) and 2010 (Clash of the Titans), 2011 was something of a slow year for Australian actor Sam Worthington, with neither The Debt nor The Texas Killing Fields drawing much attention (or attendance). Worthington will most likely be back in blockbuster form in 2012 when the sequel to Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, opens in March, but before that he has one more indie project heading into select theaters, the Summit Entertainment thriller Man on a Ledge.
Directed by documentary filmmaker Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) from a script by Pablo F. Fenjves, Man on a Ledge sees Worthington playing a wrongly-accused disgraced cop who escapes from prison to steal the $30 million diamond he was originally convicted of stealing. What makes this different than your average run-of-the-mill heist movie? Worthington's character co-ordinates the heist while pretending that he is about to commit suicide by jumping from the ledge of a New York City skyscraper. Check out the new preview clips released by Summit Entertainment to decide whether you need to "jump" up and run to your theater to watch Worthington in Man on a Ledge. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 01.10.12 by BrentJS
The 2009 remake Clash of the Titans took a beating with critics, one of whom called it a "trash-compacted mash-up of other, better movies". But after earning $491 million in worldwide box office, Warner Bros. wasn't going to pass on a sequel.
Enter Wrath of the Titans, which will again follow the adventures of Perseus (Sam Worthington), the demigod son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), who must once again jump into action to deal with conflicts between the gods in order to save humanity. That may sound lofty, but the trailer looks like the sequel will still be mostly about Perseus fighting off a variety of new creatures, only this time he will be aided by the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Argenor (Toby Kebbell), the demigod son of Poseidon (Danny Huston), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy). watch the trailer >> Posted 12.19.11 by Ryan
Say you're a cop who is framed for a crime you didn't commit, what would you do if you found a chance to escape? If you're Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) in the upcoming thriller Man on a Ledge, the plan is simple: step out on the ledge of a building in New York and feign a suicide attempt while actually coordinating the theft of a $30M diamond and convincing a hostage negotiator to believe he's innocent as SWAT team members swirl around ready to rain down bullets. See? Simple.
If the plot seems convoluted, don't worry, the cast is tight. Worthington is surrounded by such notables as Elizabeth Banks (Our Idiot Brother) as the hostage negotiator; Jamie Bell (The Eagle, Jumper) and Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage) as Worthington's co-conspirators; Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer) as a news reporter; Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan) as a cop; Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as possibly another cop (he drives in an unmarked police car for no more than half a second); and Ed Harris as a guy who tries on suit jackets and says things like, "Find them" and "Tell me it's done" (the villain, of course). From the looks of the icy blue poster and teaser trailer, the movie looks promising, since the story sounds like Inside Man and Negotiator stuffed inside Phone Booth. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan