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Shadowland – The battle for the soul of New York

Posted by LiveFor on April 28, 2010

As previously mentioned, Shadowland is a big Marvel event. Daredevil, who is now leader of the evil ninja clan, The Hand, is bringing them to New York and looks as if all the street level heroes of the Marvel U are getting involved. Check out the cool wrap around cover.

Shadowland will be a five issue mini-series written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Billy Tan. Apparently construction has already begun on the monumental fortress that will be Shadowland.

In these promo posters via CBR we can see The Punisher shooting Spider-Man in a very uncomfortable place, Iron Fist and Luke Cage having a face off with what appears to be Elektra and Ghost Rider smacking down Moon Knight. All very cool.

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Shadowland – Daredevil is bringing the Hand to New York

Posted by LiveFor on April 18, 2010

Oh I miss not getting as many comics as I used to. I’ve lost touch with what has been happening with loads of them which is a shame. I had heard that Daredevil had taken over the running of the ninja clan The Hand.

Now, in a Marvel event called Shadowland the Man Without Fear is bringing the Hand back to New York city and it looks like it could be epic.

Shadowland will be a five issue mini-series written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Billy Tan (he did the excellent cover at the top. According to The Weekly Crisis (cool comic site) last few issues of his main title we know that construction has already begun on the monumental fortress that will be Shadowland.

In the picture above we can also see what other heroes are going to be involved – Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Punisher, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Elektra, Misty Knight, Bullseye.

Really sounds like it could be a great event.

Anyone, want to bring us up to speed on the recent events in Daredevil?

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More Disney Marvel mashups

Posted by LiveFor on September 8, 2009

The last lot of mashups went down well so here are some more. Thanks to Dave for sending me the link.

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Shamelessly She-Hulk – Fan Film

Posted by LiveFor on June 25, 2009

Fan Cinema Today did it again when they found the trailer for a new She-Hulk fan film.

Garrett Gilchrist is making Shamelessly She-Hulk, an ambitious, feature-length fan film that sports not only Jennifer Walters (AKA She-Hulk), but also Spider-Man, The Punisher, Blade, Captain America, Iron Man, Superman, Batman, Black Widow and even an animated Howard The Duck.

Here’s the trailer. Let me know what you think of it.


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The Devil’s Commandos – Thomas Jane faces down Satan’s Army

Posted by LiveFor on January 2, 2009

I mentioned this in a Random a few days ago but now I’ve got the poster and a bit more info from ShockTillYouDrop.

Screenwriter Todd Farmer (Jason X, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow) is developing Devil’s Commandos for Thomas Jane (The Mist, Mutant Chronicles, The Punisher, Give ’em Hell Malone) to star.

Devil’s Commandos is a Tim Bradstreet (artist on The Punisher, Hellblazer) story,” said Farmer “Turns out, not only can Timmy draw, his noodle churns out some rockin’ ideas. Who knew? But I told him if I wrote the thing he wouldn’t get any credit. He’d end up as a footnote somewhere. So I suggested he write it with me. Tom will star and direct in 3-D to follow his Dark Country debut. Plan is to start after Tom wraps Hung.”

Farmer and Jane previously collaborated in 2007 when the former wrote the comic book series Alien Pig Farm 3000. “Devil’s Commandos is about a WWII commando unit sent on a rescue mission. Pretty straight forward. Except for the part where hell opens up and they have to fight Satan’s army.”

Sounds like an excellent concept for a film. Fingers crossed it ends up better than Mutant Chronicles.

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Punisher: War Zone, 2008 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on December 6, 2008

Director: Lexi Alexander
Starring: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchison, Wayne Knight
Running Time: 103 / 107 minutes
Score: 6 / 10

This review by Joestank15.

The Punisher – Frank Castle aka “The Punisher” (Ray Stevenson) continues his one man war against the scum of New York. I am unsure as to whether this is a reboot or a sequel to the 2004 Thomas Jane movie, and about ten minutes into this stopped caring. It’s just the Punisher punishing criminals, beginning and end. You either like this sort of brainless action or you don’t.

I’m a sucker for comic book films and loved Ray Stevenson on the amazing HBO mini-series “Rome”. He’s a big stocky brute of a man, and looks believable as a killer. I applaud his decent American accent.

Unfortunately Stevenson’s got maybe 50 lines in the entire film. It’s two action scenes into the film before he says anything. The Punisher has one scene where he visits his families’ collective grave site, and one scene where he talks with a preacher about what the repercussions Frank’s style of street justice might return to him. That’s all the introspect we get.

It is nice to see Wayne Knight doing work again. Lets hope he picks some better movies in the future. Julie Benz plays a supporting part, which is fitting as what my friends kept saying of this year’s “Rambo” (which she also co-starred in) kept running through my head. I love her in “Dexter” but she too needs to find better films. Ones that don’t require an on off again New York accent. It’s fascinating to see actors I like in a really stupid film.

It’s about half of a good movie thanks partly to a script that cripples the proceedings every step of the way with characters named “Loony Bin Jim” and writers (“Prison Break” writer Nick Santora, and Art Marcum and Matt Halloway) that don’t know how to make believable original villains or deal with what might be going on in Frank’s head. The latter two guys helped write “Iron Man”, so you’d think some greatness would’ve rubbed off on them from that venture. C’mon guys! Marvel kept The Punisher going for 40 years! You’d think somewhere down the line they had issues where he talked to people about what he was thinking, the effect killing has on a man’s soul, and all of that.

The violence is ridiculous. Equal parts stupid, funny, and awesome. As such, it lends a “Grindhouse” air to the film. It’s brutal, even if director Lexi Anderson doesn’t always know how to film it. Speaking of “Rambo”, Frank also kills a man with a punch to the head in this one. Yes horror movie physics are strangely in play here, where anything that can kill, does kill in increasingly silly ways.

I’d like to say that the film is self aware of the unintentional humor, but it starts off so somber. When we follow Frank around the film takes itself seriously, with gritty tones and grays and greens. When the villains (Dominic West and Doug Hitchison), and the general supporting cast for that matter, pop up the quality changes to some 80’s Steven Seagal film. The villains are a plunge back to the guys who killed in comically easy ways, chewed scenery like there’s no tomorrow, and laughed for absolutely no reason at all. Dominic West talks like a New Yorker from the 1930’s and just leers at everything. Doug Hitcherson snickers like it’s his job and is so far beyond the top it’s not even funny. It actually is, but quite, I think, unintentionally. The damn near parodying of villainy in this film kind of makes Frank’s burden and vendetta into a mockery. The film is impossible to take seriously, so Stevenson, the only one who seems to take it seriously, is left in the dust. Shame. He’s such a fine actor. For what it’s worth though, it is fun, and I kept watching.

For those who loved 2008’s Rambo, Die-hard fans of The Punisher and action junkies. For everyone else, you could do better.

The word camp seems to be being used an awful lot to describe this film around the web. For a Punisher movie that is not a good word to use! Have you seen it? What did you think of it?
Punisher: War Zone – Which is the best Punisher?
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The Punisher is after The Book of Eli

Posted by LiveFor on December 2, 2008

Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone, TV’s Rome) has joined Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis in Warner Bros. Pictures The Book of Eli reports Variety.

Stevenson will play an enforcer dispatched to kill Eli (Washington) as he fights his way across the American wasteland, protecting a sacred book that may hold the key to saving humanity.

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UPDATED: Punisher: War Zone – Photos of Jigsaw

Posted by LiveFor on November 12, 2008

Here is a first look at the villain, Jigsaw, from the new Punisher: War Zone movie. Playing the pieced-together villain is actor Dominic West, who seems barely recognizable behind the stitches and staples holding his character’s face together. In the “Punisher” comic book series, Jigsaw is one of the Marvel vigilante’s few recurring enemies, as most of the villains who cross his path tend to end up on the wrong end of bullet or, as the comics-version of Jigsaw discovered, a plate glass window. Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the “Punisher Task Force” hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

Punisher: War Zone stars Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchinson, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok, Colin Salmon and Julie Benz, and was directed by Lexi Alexander. The film opens on December 5, 2008.

UPDATE 22/11/08: There is now a featurette out showing Jigsaw in action. Have a look at it here.

Still not sure whether this Punisher movie will be any good. Do you think it will be cool Punisher or Dolph Lundgren Punisher? Does Jigsaw look bad ass to you?


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Cool Punisher Noir Style Poster

Posted by LiveFor on November 9, 2008

I posted some other cool noir style posters (Watchmen, Spider-Man, The Dark Knight and Transformers) by Ninjaink a few days ago and this is another cool one for the Punisher.

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