Category Archive: Film

May 23 2015

Watch ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ recreated in LEGO from NLM Productions

Nicholas McVay at NLM Productions (who has appeared on the show several times) has been creating excellent LEGO based animation for the last few years, and the Behind The Panels boys have been lucky enough to lend their voices to a few. His latest production is one near and dear to our hearts: an AVENGERS: …

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May 14 2015

Fox announces X-men spin-off ‘The New Mutants’ from director Josh Boone

Deadline has revealed that Fox has signed a deal with John Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to co-write and direct THE NEW MUTANTS, a spin-off from the successful X-Men franchise. Boone will co-write with Knate Gwaltney. Series regular Simon Kinberg will return to produce with franchise founder Lauren Shuler Donner. “We’re so excited to explore …

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May 13 2015

Luc Besson to adapt ‘Valérian and Laureline’ in 2017

Luc Besson kicked off his brand new Twitter account by announcing that his next film will be VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS. It begins production in December starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, and is due for release in 2017. The film is an adaptation of the French comic Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and …

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May 09 2015

The (r)evolution of Harley Quinn: from jester to sex symbol

Following the release this week of a photo of Harley Quinn and some other guys from the forthcoming Suicide Squad film, two things were incredibly evident. Firstly, in just over two decades, Harley Quinn has gone from a fan favourite character to one of the more recognisable figures in the DC Universe. More importantly, that popularity …

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May 08 2015

‘Captain America: Civil War’ begins production, adds synopsis and cast

Marvel reports that production has begun on CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, giving us a synopsis of the plot along with a full cast list, including the addition of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and the return of William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt Ross”. This marks his first return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe since …

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May 04 2015

Meet Task Force X: first cast photo from Warner’s ‘Suicide Squad’

Following the controversial first look at Jared Leto’s Joker, writer/director David Ayer has released the first cast photo of his not-so-merry band of rogues from the upcoming SUICIDE SQUAD. The image features (left to right) Adam Beach in an unknown role, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara (foreground) as a pretty accurate …

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Apr 28 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 139 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 139, the comic book show tried to assemble, but couldn’t find the Allen key. In this issue, Frank Miller returns to the Dark Knight series. The only question is which Frank Miller is returning? ALSO everything is awesome as Phil Lord and Chris Miller are announced to direct a brand-new animated …

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Apr 27 2015

The evolution of The Joker on screen: why appearances are important

If your social media feeds were anything like ours over the weekend, then they were filled with the first official picture of Jared Leto as The Joker from Warner’s Suicide Squad, due out in cinemas next year. It’s significant not just for being the first DC film of the last few years to feature villains as …

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Apr 24 2015

Comic Book Movie Release Date Infographic Timeline: From now to the future

With over 30 comic book movies coming out over the next few years, it’s a little tough to keep in your head just when, where and what is coming out. Lists are boring, and as comic book fans and readers, we like things laid out for us in words and pictures. There are a few …

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Apr 23 2015

Sony announces Spider-Man animated film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller

This one came out of nowhere. Sony has officially announced that an animated film starring Spider-Man will be released in 2018 from The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. According to the press release (below) it will be a separate entity to the Marvel/Sony live action films, although few other …

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Apr 22 2015

Film Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron

The sequel to be most successful comic book film ever takes everything up several notches, and can barely keep it all inside. The coming together of geek god king Joss Whedon and the world of cinematic comic bookery was enough to make even the most cynical fan reach for his or her swooning couch, and the box …

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