At the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the sequel to Man of Steel would essentially be a Superman vs. Batman film. Well, let the casting rumors begin!
Six big names are being bandied about, so to kick off this week’s GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts have an in-depth discussion about the pros, cons of each of the current candidates, as well as the probability of who among them will receive the role.
From there, the crew weighs in on the news that James Cameron is planning to expand his Avatar universe in the form of a whole trilogy, set to debut starting in 2016, and what audiences will likely see in the sequels. To find out what else we cover on the show, hit the jump, or of course you could just hit play above
In this Nickelodeon animated series, seventy years has passed in this world since the end of the first series – Avatar: The Last Airbender. Korra, a young woman from the water tribe, has been designated the new Avatar after the passing of Aang. Korra travels to Republic City to learn airbenging from Aan’g son Tenzin, while facing an anti-Bender revolt.
Created and Produced by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko.
Starring the voices of Janet Varney, J.K. Simmons and Maria Bamford.
Genre: Animated Fantasy Adventure.
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Long after its theatrical run has ended, James Cameron’s Avatar is having an impact on world. The Earth Day Network and 17 Partner Organizations have exceeded global reforestation goals for the Avatar Home Tree Initiative – planting more a million trees, on six continents.
Details on this achievement – reached through the efforts of Earth Day Network, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Avatar – and what it means, globally, follow the jump.
As promised, a bells & whistles release of James Cameron’s AVATAR will be in stores just in time for the holiday season. AVATAR: Extended Collector’s Edition [3-Disc Blu-ray, 3-Disc DVD] hits store shelves on November 16th. This edition includes three versions of the film [theatrical, extended theatrical and Collector’s Extended Cut] and two audio tracks [original and Family Audio Track – no objectionable language] – plus a swak of bonus features.
Airlock Alpha [formerly Syfy Portal], home of the longest running genre awards for movies, television and online productions, has announced the winners of its eleventh annual Portal Awards, as voted on by the website’s readers. Doctor Who was the big winner, acquiring six Portals, including David Tennant for Best Actor, Television and Best Television Series. Avatar took home two Portals as the only multiple winner on the movie side of things. Star Trek: The Next Generation was voted the Rod Serling Award [Hall of Fame television series] and Russell T. Davies won the Gene L. Coon Award [Lifetime Achievement] for his successful reboot of Doctor Who.
This is a very easy Blu-ray review to write. It’s taken me a few weeks to review the biggest selling Blu-ray release of all time because the people at Fox Home Video are slick hucksters. The did not send out review copies of this until after the Blu-ray hit the retail stores, making us sort of irrelevant to the process. I’ve made my feelings on Avatar perfectly clear in my original review, but to sum it up I thought it was just Ok and the Imax 3D sucked. I really didn’t get what all the hoopla was about.
Avatar made over $2 billion at the box office but that’s not good enough for James Cameron and the people at Fox. As predicted the stripped down Home Video debut of Avatar in April will be followed up by a beefed up Special Edition in November and the 3D Version of the film sometime next year. So that’s already three planned Home Video releases for a movie that’s all sizzle and no steak. The April release will include a special code that will let users view Bonus Content online – which is incredibly dumb and in honor of earth day you can get a virtual tree. How encouraging people to play with Virtual Trees instead of planting real ones is beyond me, but then hey that’s the entire point of Avatar where everything was fake. Not only that but isn’t producing 3 separate releases worse for the environment than just waiting and giving us one decent version? If you want to be even more cynical check out the self aggrandizing press release after the break.
Friday evening [7:30/6:30C], Fox Movie Channel will premiere a half-hour special AVATAR: Creating the World of Pandora. With James Cameron’s colossal [literally] film poised to equal or best Titanic’s box office, perhaps now is the perfect time to take a look at what was required to create an entire world, from the ground up, in 3D.
On August 21, the world will get its first look at director James Cameron’s motion picture epic AVATAR, when Twentieth Century Fox and Cameron debut the film’s trailer everywhere – while select cinemas and IMAX® theaters will screen extended footage prepared by the renowned filmmaker for this global “Avatar Day” event. The worldwide trailer launch will be presented in all formats, including IMAX® 3-D, IMAX® 2-D, digital 3-D, digital 2-D, and 35mm 2-D. The trailer will also be available online. The extended look at AVATAR will unspool only on August 21 – and only in 3-D – in select theaters and IMAX®. Details on locations and reserving tickets for this extraordinary and unprecedented experience will be announced soon. In addition on the 21st, Ubisoft® will unveil the trailer for their videogame James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, and Mattel will reveal the action figures for the film’s Avatar and alien Na’vi characters.
AVATAR takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption, discovery and unexpected love, as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. The film was first conceived by Cameron 14 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of actual production work, AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.