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This is Paul Shipper’s contribution to Hero Complex Gallery’s “Arch Nemesis” show that we wrote about earlier today. As you can see, it’s a stunning collage of the upcoming movie from Zach Snyder – “Man Of Steel.” Here is what Paul had to say about the impressive project.
A daunting prospect for me was figuring out how to tackle this. I knew I really wanted to do a film poster style illustration featuring the new Superman, but figuring out how to go about it, the designing of the poster layout…
Something about Superman and the awesome legacy that we all know and love makes it hard to touch and I have to say, Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and Hans Zimmer, scoring the movie, along with everyone on the production, they all deserve massive credit from what I have seen and heard so far. They honour the Characters, the Story, the Legacy with a new spin and look that is quite different but I have totally bought into it. And so, I really wanted to try and give this poster art a feel of the new film but a different look and an alternative to the photographic posters that are being used to promote the film.
I thought about it for a long while, toying with so many ideas, that just didnt cut it – was I trying to be too clever…? then it hit me. It’s the Man Of Steel…! I need Superman, front and centre, looking hard as… ‘Steel’… and that was the best place for me to start.
I really wanted to show Superman’s heritage, a little of where he came from, his birth Parents on Krypton and also his relationship with his Father on Earth – these are the foundations of who Superman or Kal-El is and grows to become. It was important for me to have it in there. Scouring the internet for reference material, there actually wasn’t that much to my surprise, so I did the best with what I could. I can not wait for this movie, the trailer is possibly one of the greatest ever created… Bring on the Man of Steel!!
The scene above is when Clark’s adopted Dad, Kevin Costner has to console Clark and even gives him some pretty heavy advice in regards to whether or not he should have just turned his back and let his classmates die. It is my favorite scene from the trailers and I love that Paul has included it in this gorgeous print.
Yesterday we showed you the new Japanese styled character posters for The Wolverine and now we get a look at the new trailer for the movie. One of the things I like most about the trailer, beside the fact that the movie looks really good, is that we get a great look at Silver Samurai.
I’m anxious to watch Logan and this guy battle it out. I also can’t wait to watch him take on a hoarde of ninjas. Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold and stars: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, and Hal Yamanouchi. It hits theaters July 26th.
Watch the new trailer and then leave your comments below.
The Trailer for “Batman: Arkham Origins” From WB Games Montreal Will Leave You Wishing For A Full Feature Movie
I can’t WAIT for my son to get the Wii U for his birthday this year because there are a bunch of new games coming out for the platform that look incredible. One of those games is the prequel game, Batman: Arkham Origins.
“Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.” – WB
The events of ARKHAM ORIGINS are set several years before BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM, in the middle of winter in fictional Gotham City. Batman is an experienced crime-fighter, but has not yet become the veteran superhero portrayed in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. He remains a mysterious force with even the police unsure if he is a vigilante, a myth or supernatural. Batman has battled with normal criminals and gangsters and is used to being stronger and faster than his targets, but on a snowy Christmas eve he is confronted with far more dangerous enemies: super villains tasked with killing Batman. The sadistic and brutal Black Mask has placed a bounty on the superhero, and Batman must discover why the villain harbors a deep hatred for him.
Black Mask is the most powerful man in the city, possessing vast wealth and resources, and controls Gotham’s criminal underworld, having eliminated his opposition and begun consolidating his power. His mask conceals his identity, allowing him to operate publicly as Roman Sionis, head of Janus Cosmetics. Black Mask’s henchmen help instigate a rise in crime and gang activity in the city. The Gotham City Police Department, led by Commissioner Loeb, and Captain James Gordon are wary of the new superhero in their midst, and are not his allies with corrupt cops actively working against him.
Old Gotham, the segment of Gotham City which will become the Arkham City prison, is not yet walled off or ravaged by flood, and contains slums, lower buildings, a large shopping mall, and docks where Penguin’s ship The Final Offer is stationed. Across the bridge from Old Gotham is New Gotham, the more modern metropolitan area of the city filled with towering skyscrapers.
To get fans even more excited for this upcoming release, WB Games Montreal has just released a five minute trailer that really should be made into an animated feature. The cinematic appeal of the trailer left me wanting to watch more! The game will feature Deathstroke, Deadshot, the Black Mask, The Penguin, The Joker and features the Arkham series debut of Commissioner Gordon.
BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS will be available on Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, October 25, 2013.
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“What is light without dark? What are you without me? I am a part of you all. You can never defeat me. We are brothers …“ Uttered by Tim Curry in Ridley Scott’s 1985 fantasy movie, Legend, these words ring true with Hero Complex Gallery’s upcoming show: “Arch Nemesis.”
Featuring the yin and yang of good and evil, the show features art from some of today’s most popular artists such as: Marie Bergeron, Matt Ferguson, Marko Manev, Joe Vetoe, Laurent Durieux, Craig Drake, JP Valderrama, Tim Anderson, Phillip Ellering, Timothy Pittides, Mark Reihill, Paul Ainsworth, Ale Giorgini, Eric Hancock, Brett Parson, Craig Church, Ali Castro, Alex Kirzhner, Tim Caballero, Andrew Swainson, Eric Hancock, Dan, Lazarow, Derek Eads, Eric Dyer, Matthew Johnson, Michael Latimer, Sean Thorton, Mike Mahle, Neal McCullough, Chris Brake, Matt Tobin, Matt Verges, Isaac Bidwell, and Jacob Bills to name a few.
As an added bonus for attendees of the show, Hero Complex Gallery will be giving away 2 extremely incredible prints:
(1) maple wood variant of Laurent Durieux’s “Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)”
(1) metal variant of Craig Drake’s “Predator”, inspired by the film of the same name.
Below is a little taste of what you can expect to see this Friday.
Given the fact that these original posters for The Wolverine are being stolen from bus stops at an alarming rate, 20th Century Fox has released more character posters done in the same Japanese art style.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
Come back tomorrow as we unveil the newest trailer for The Wolverine! Until then, watch below as Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold give an in depth discussion about the project.
Scribblenauts has proven itself to be one of the more popular games out there and now, they are about to become even MORE popular. 5th Cell and Warner Bros have just announced a new game based on the popular Scribblenauts series, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, will be released for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC this fall.
The game will play out through iconic comic book settings such as Gotham City, the Batcave, and the Green Lantern Corps’ home-world of Oa. Each location will have separate heroic feats embedded which act as the game’s core objectives and allow players to carry out tasks that will advance them through the game
The game will feature over 2,000 different DC characters with pretty much every imaginable variation included in that figure. (There will be 33 different Batman variations and an astounding 130 Green Lanterns, including a sentient planet called Mogo.) Each variation will have different abilities/ powers along with a specific bio for fans to read.
Another cool feature is that the game will have a hero creator that allows you to mix and match various superheros to create your very OWN, unique and all-powerful characters which you can share online. If you have ever wanted Batman to have Wonder Woman’s lasso on his utility belt or if you think Superman should have the stretching abilities of the Elongated Man, then this is the game for you.