Rumor of the day: The Rock’s big-screen superhero role revealed

CAN YOU SMELL WHAT THE MAIN MAN IS COOKING!!?!?!By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

Rumors have been swirling ever since Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson dropped a hint via Twitter that he could take up the mantle of a DC comics character sometime soon. Now we may know who it is.

According to Bleeding Cool, a tipster overheard the Rock at a party bragging about his new role as the DC antihero Lobo, an interstellar gun-for-hire that had a very popular run in the 1990s.

It follows up on the Rock’s recent Twitter post to a fan, where he responded “Funny U say that” when someone asked if he might ever play a DC hero. Continue reading “Rumor of the day: The Rock’s big-screen superhero role revealed” »

7 years after his death, Star Trek’s Scotty is heading into space

Jame Doohan goes to space, finallyBy Trent Moore, Source: Bleastr.com

James Doohan, best known as Scotty from Star Trek: The Original Series, spent much of his career playing a spacefaring hero. But today he will finally make it into orbit—albeit seven years after his death.

Doohan’s cremated ashes, along with those of about 300 other space enthusiasts, will be included on a private spacecraft heading to the International Space Station. Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 rocket is set to deliver equipment to the ISS, but it also has another purpose. Continue reading “7 years after his death, Star Trek’s Scotty is heading into space” »

Ridley Scott says Blade Runner 2 dumps Deckard for a female lead

Big Changes afoot for BladeRunner 2By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

It’s been a relatively quiet few months since we learned that Ridley Scott was working on a sequel to his seminal 1982 film Blade Runner. But things are heating up now, and we finally have some juicy details on what we can expect when we return to the Replicant-filled world.

For one, Scott revealed in an interview with The Daily Beast that he wants to focus on a female protagonist this go-round. So, whatever happens, this thing will apparently not be built around Harrison Ford’s original, robot-hunting character Rick Deckard. Continue reading “Ridley Scott says Blade Runner 2 dumps Deckard for a female lead” »

Chinese scientists say they’re close to building a real transporter

Chineese close to devloping a teleporterBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

We all love our Star Trek transporter toys, but we all know what we really want to do is step into the full-size model and shout “energize!” just before our bodies become light and then re-make themselves in another place. Sadly, it’s still out of reach, but scientists in China say they’ve just moved us one step closer.

Now before you freak out and think that we’re on the verge of moving ourselves through thin air, understand the teleportation we’re talking about here isn’t that sophisticated. What we’re talking about is known as “quantum teleportation,” a method of transporting a unit of light (or photon) from one place to another using lasers and optics. It’s also important to note that the process doesn’t actually move the photon from place to place, but rather gets another distant photon to mirror the information in the original to create a duplicate. Continue reading “Chinese scientists say they’re close to building a real transporter” »

That Hulk TV series could smash onto ABC’s schedule by next year

The Hulk still on the path for ABC TVBy Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

When ABC’s fall schedule was announced, there was one oft-rumored project that was conspicuously absent: The small-screen reboot of Marvel’s The Hulk, with none other than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) attached to produce. Well, we’re happy to report that Bruce Banner’s latest adventure ain’t dead yet.

ABC entertainment president Paul Lee told The Hollywood Reporter that he still wants to “see some Marvel projects come to television.” When pressed about the Hulk project, Lee noted that it’s definitely still coming—and could come smashing into living rooms by next fall. Continue reading “That Hulk TV series could smash onto ABC’s schedule by next year” »

Marvel wants you to stop complaining about the new Spidey TV show

Ultimate Spider-man bust or boom??By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

While Marvel is still basking in the glow of all the Avengers fan love, some of its other properties aren’t being treated so warmly. Viewers of the new Ultimate Spider-Man animated series have taken to the net to complain about its humor, plotting and tone, and in response Marvel’s chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, has sent a very simple message: Get over it and stop watching.

Ever since the series premiered on Disney XD earlier this year, some adult viewers have been blasting it online for being just a little too childish for their taste. Continue reading “Marvel wants you to stop complaining about the new Spidey TV show” »

Get ready for the CBS Holmes series that pissed off Steven Moffat

Are we ready for the American Sherlock HolmesBy Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

Ever since the BBC hit it out of the park with its awesome, modern-day reimagining of Sherlock, the classic detective has become a much hotter property on the small screen. The folks at CBS have been trying to get in on the action for a while now, and developed their own Holmes reimagining Elementary in the meantime. So did the U.S. edition of Sherlock Holmes make the schedule?

Why yes, it’s Elementary, my dear Watson: CBS has decided to pick up the modern-day detective series for a season order. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) as Sherlock, Lucy Liu as a lady-version of Watson, with Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect) signed on in a recurring role. Continue reading “Get ready for the CBS Holmes series that pissed off Steven Moffat” »

Newfound Mayan calendar proves world was never gonna end in 2012

Mayban's weren't predicting 2012 doomsday after allBy Don Kaye, Source: Blastr.com

You know how it’s been said for years that the Mayans predicted the world would end in 2012? Well, forget all that: A new discovery shows that the Mayans did no such thing.

A cottage industry has sprung up around the idea that the Mayans—known as precise and detailed timekeepers—had pinpointed the end of the world happening on Dec. 21, 2012, because that’s when their calendar stopped. Continue reading “Newfound Mayan calendar proves world was never gonna end in 2012” »

Eavesdrop as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield talk Spidey stardom

Spider-man talks Spider-manBy Krystal Clark, Source: Blastr.com

There’s no bad blood between Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. The Spider-Men recently sat down for an interview in VMan magazine during which they discussed the pros and cons of being a webslinger. And best of all, Maguire gave some much-needed advice on preparing for the Spider-Man phenomenon.

Maguire played reporter to Garfield, who was the magazine’s cover story. He discussed his run in the Broadway play Death of a Salesman, and of course, his role in The Amazing Spider-Man. Maguire revealed he was extremely happy when he learned Garfield and Marc Webb were taking over the Spidey-reigns. Continue reading “Eavesdrop as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield talk Spidey stardom” »

Highest-graded copy ever of Batman #1 breaks record at auction

Batman #1 sells for a record price..By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

A top-quality copy of the Batman No. 1 from 1940 has broken an auction record for the issue, which is one of the most highly sought-after out there. So how much did it bring?

The pristine copy of Batman #1, featuring the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder swinging into action, sold for a whopping $850,000 in a private auction at Heritage Auctions. That’s the most ever paid for the issue. Continue reading “Highest-graded copy ever of Batman #1 breaks record at auction” »