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Comics Vs. Movies: Professor X of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS – Things You Need to Know

James McAvoy in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is now in theatres! Many of you might read this series of editorials before you see the movie, and some after, but be warned there are some spoilerish elements in play. Basically, our idea was to create a series of character guides to the main players of FIRST CLASS, to give people a bit of a working knowledge of where the characters in the movie have their comic book origins, and how those origins compare to their big screen counterparts. This is a taste of the comics for those who haven’t spent their lives reading and archiving […]Read On »

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Movie Review: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox

Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon,Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Edi Gathegi, Zoe Kravitz, Oliver Platt, Lucas Till Writers: Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz, Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman, based on a story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Jeff Parker, Jamie Moss Director: Matthew Vaughn Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: June 3, 2011 X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE didn’t set the bar very high for any future X-MEN related films, then along comes X-MEN: FIRST CLASS that wipes the slate clean and proves to be the best of all […]Read On »

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Interview: THOR star Tom Hiddleston makes magic out of the God Loki

Tom Hiddleston in THOR | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

With the new Marvel comics adaptation of THOR hitting theaters today, the film has not only created one new rising star with Chris Hemsworth as the titular character, but also with Tom Hiddleston who plays the villainous Loki (and brother to Thor). For the up and coming British thespian, getting a chance to play this magical trickster was a dream come true and he recently spoke about working on this epic superhero film and fashioning Loki into a formidable villain who will play a major part in THE AVENGERS superhero team-up movie next summer. TAKE 1 On originally going up […]Read On »

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Five THOR Characters or Stories We’d Like to See in THOR 2

THOR - Sif teaser poster | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

THOR has wowed fans and casual moviegoers alike with its ability to weave the high-falutin’ Asgardian mythos into the otherwise Earthbound and technology-driven Marvel movie saga. Of course we’ll be seeing the Thunder God swinging Mjolnir with a variety of costumed cohorts and once more dealing with the dastardly doings of Loki when THE AVENGERS arrives in theaters next year. Since there are so many other solo adventures the son of Odin might yet embark upon, where will Thor go next when it’s time for the inevitable THOR 2 sequel? Who will he meet? Who will he battle? Who will […]Read On »

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Interview: THOR star Chris Hemsworth wields the Hammer of Marvel’s God of Thunder

Chris Hemsworth in THOR | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

As Marvel’s comic book heroes assemble for the ensemble AVENGERS movie next summer, this summer we get the origins and first movies for Thor and Captain America (THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, respectively). Of course, bringing these heroes to life all starts in the casting with somewhat newbie British newcomer Chris Hemsworth takes on the mantle of the Asgardian God Thor who is banished to earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). It’s a role Hemsworth had a blast with – not only playing in the Shakespearean fantasy world of Asgard, but also getting a chance to play […]Read On »

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Breaking News: THOR actor Chris Hemsworth is thrilled to be in the new Marvel movie

Chris Hemsworth in THOR | ©2011 Paramount Pictures/Marvel

At today’s press conference for THOR, newcomer Chris Hemsworth, who plays the mighty title character from the Marvel comics, revealed that the only pressures he put on himself with the film was to make it great. “The pressures of any film is to do a great performance and make a great film,” says Hemsworth. “So far, we’re getting great feedback and a great response to it. Whatever comes now, it keeps me working and that’s the focus. A year and half ago I was banging on doors trying to get an audition and to be working and here is incredibly […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More BUFFY Season 9 and ANGEL AND FAITH comics news from Dark Horse

Willow from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT | © 2011 Dark Horse Comics

At WonderCon 2011, ASSIGNMENT X had the chance to sit down with Senior Managing Editor for Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie, to talk about the upcoming new series for BUFFY – SEASON 9 and the new title ANGEL AND FAITH. While we revealed much of the details about these comics during WonderCon (and in our previous stories from our interview with him which are listed below), Allie has much more to say on the topic including a possible WILLOW mini-series as well as information about a possible SERENITY comic coming down the pipe from Dark Horse. ASSIGNMENT X: What are […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: New SUPERMAN Henry Cavill finally talks about playing the MAN OF STEEL

SUPERMAN logo | ©DC Comics/Warner Bros.

It’s a given there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation surrounding Zack Snyder’s reboot of SUPERMAN alongside producer Christopher Nolan. And the announcement that Henry Cavill is the new Superman/Clark Kent brings with it a whole other level of mystery. So while at Wondercon 2011 promoting his new Greek Gods film IMMORTALS (arriving November 11, 2011), it was almost a necessity to get the actor to speak a bit about this landmark role. “I am excited about it,” says Cavill. “Who wouldn’t be? It is a mega-opportunity. We are just getting started and I can’t wait to get the suit […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Robert Kirkman Unveils WITCH DOCTOR and new imprint Skybound

WITCH DOCTOR #1 by Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner | ©2011 Image/Skybound

Robert Kirkman may have made a mainstream name for himself thanks to THE WALKING DEAD series on AMC, but he began and continues to thrive in the realm of comic books. At WonderCon 2011 in San Franciso on Friday, Kirkman was promoting his newly-launched division of Image Comics, Skybound designed to develop the next generation of comic book talent. The first original comic from the imprint is coming in June is WITCH DOCTOR from Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner. Kirkman wanted the book because: “It is the smartest comic book I’ve ever read,” he says. “It is wholly original about […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: DC Comics unveils plans for RETRO ACTIVE comic books

SUPERMAN Issue 349 | ©1980 DC Comics

After the DC Nation panel during WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco on Friday, the editors, writers and artists from the publisher announced that they will be rolling out a new series of comics under the label of RETRO ACTIVE. This will include ’70s, ’80s and ’90s versions of the Flash, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America and Green Lantern. These comics will be written by classic writers and artists that will return to the interpretations that they were best known for. Each comic will be one-shots and pay homage to these different generations of heroes. The artists and […]Read On »

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