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Episode 27 - San Diego Comic-Con 2014

We're back, but our hearts haven't left San Diego. Rob Piontek and Dwight Tejano, with guests Krys Lewis, Claire Rudolph, and Vicky Bartolo, talk about their time at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

   

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10:00AM

NYCC 2014: Phil Bourassa Designs The Justice League For Throne of Atlantis

Characer Designer Phil Bourassa has left an idellible mark on the DC Animated Universe. We all know the distinctive angular style of Bruce Timm from the Batman, Superman, and Justice League animated series, but in recent years, the style has shifted ever so slightly. Having pioneered this new look in Young Justice, Bourassa has brought his talents to the recent string of animated movies such as Justice League: Doom, Justice League: War, and now Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

As we wrap up our coverage from New York Comic Con, we had the chance to talk with Phil about his designs and how they've been adapted from the Jim Lee style from the comics on which Throne of Atlantis is based. 

Check out the interview below!

Featuring the voices of Matt LanterSean AstinRosario DawsonJerry O'ConnellSam Witwer, and Nathan FillionJustice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on January 27th, 2015 on Blu-ray, DVD, and via direct download.

Be sure to check out our full series of NYCC interviews with the cast and crew of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis on OTF's YouTube Channel!

10:00PM

NYCC 2014: Heath Corson Loves Lobsters In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Adapting an existing work to film is never an easy task, but screenwriter Heath Corson never balks at the opportunity. Having already adapted Geoff Johns's story for Justice League: War, Heath has no problem making the tales of the New 52 his own as the DC Animated Universe continues to head in that direction. With Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the long-overdue spotlight feature for Aquaman, Corson injects his own brand of humor and enthusiam into the origin story of The King Of The Seven Seas as he learns of his heritage and joins up with the heroes of the JLA. 

At New York Comic Con, we had the chance to talk with Heath about finally bringing Aquaman to the forefront, and what appraoch he took to bring Throne of Atlantis to the screen. 

Check out the interview below!

Featuring the voices of Matt LanterSean AstinRosario DawsonJerry O'ConnellSam Witwer, and Nathan FillionJustice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on January 27th, 2015 on Blu-ray, DVD, and via direct download.

Check back soon for more interviews from the crew of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis! And, in case you missed them, check out our interviews with actor Matt Lanter, voice director Andrea Romano, and producer James Tucker!

10:00PM

NYCC 2014: James Tucker On Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

The actors may change. The directors may change. But there is one man who's name you'll find on nearly every project to come out of the DC Animated Universe since Batman: The Animated Series. No, it's not Bruce Timm, it's James Tucker.

Having done everything from character design to storyboards, James has moved to the role of producer in recent years, filling the role of Supervising Producer on many of the DCAU's movies, including Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the long-overdue spotlight feature for Aquaman. Based loosly on the comic arc of the same title, Atlantis explores the origins of The King Of The Seven Seas as he learns of his heritage and joins up with the heroes of the JLA. 

At New York Comic Con, we had the chance to talk with James about finally bringing Aquaman to the forefront, and translating the Throne of Atlantis arc from page to screen. 

Check out the interview below!

Featuring the voices of Matt LanterSean AstinRosario DawsonJerry O'ConnellSam Witwer, and Nathan FillionJustice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on January 27th, 2015 on Blu-ray, DVD, and via direct download.

Check back soon for more interviews from the crew of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis! And, in case you missed it, you can find our interviews with Aquaman himself, Matt Lanter, and Voice Director Andrea Romano here and here!

10:00AM

NYCC 2014: Queen of Voice Directing Andrea Romano Sits On The Throne of Atlantis

She's the best. There's no other way to say it. Voice Director Andrea Romano has been doing her job so well over the last 30 years, there likely isn't a DC Comics fan out there who reads a book and doesn't hear the voice of one of her casting choices in their head.  

Her latest contribution to the DC Animated Universe is Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the long-overdue spotlight feature for Aquaman. Based loosly on the comic arc of the same title, Atlantis explores the origins of The King Of The Seven Seas as he learns of his heritage and joins up with the heroes of the JLA. 

At New York Comic Con, we had the chance to talk with Andrea about casting this latest feature, what perils may befall a voice director when the desired actors aren't available, and what her stance is on adopting her loyal fans.

Check out the interview below!

Featuring the voices of Matt LanterSean AstinRosario DawsonJerry O'ConnellSam Witwer, and Nathan FillionJustice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on January 27th, 2015 on Blu-ray, DVD, and via direct download.

Check back soon for more interviews from the crew of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis! And, in case you missed it, you can find our interview with Aquaman himself, Matt Lanter, here!

10:00AM

Bond Goes Back to Basics With "SPECTRE"

Bond 24 has a title, and it's one that will get 007 fans pretty excited. (I know I am !)

At Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire on Thursday, returning director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) revealed the new film's title to simply SPECTRE, making it official that the malevolent terrorist organization of the Connery era is returning.

Principal photography for the film begins on Monday, seeing the return of Daniel Criag for his fourth of five outings at James Bond. He will be joined by Sherlock's Andrew Scott, as a character named Denbigh, and Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista, filling the henchman role of Mr. Hinx.

And what would a Bond movie be without Bond girls? Italian actress Monica Bellucci and France's Lea Seydoux have also been cast as Lucia Sciarra and Madeleine Swann respectively.

Rumors had been flying around for the past several weeks that double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz will have a role in the film as well, playing SPECTRE's leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. While his involvement in the film has been confirmed, Waltz's character has been revealed to be named Oberhauser. Is this simply misdirection in order to keep the real villain hidden for now? We shall see.

Rounding out the cast are returning members Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Rory Kinnear (Tanner). The film will also see 007 once again getting behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, this time a DB10. Let the drooling commence. 

Up until recently, SPECTRE and Blofeld had been off limits to EON Productions due to an ongoing legal battle with producer Kevin McClory. This prompted filmmakers to explore other avenues by introducing the criminal organization Quantum in 2008's Quantum of Solace. Whether or not Quantum will be acknowledged again or just ignored has yet to be seen.

It's exciting news for any Bond fan, not only because the next film is coming, but because the franchise is dipping back into it's roots. Skyfall planted that sees in it's final scene when Bond enters M's office, harkening back to the moments shared by Sean Connery and Roger Moore with the original M, Bernard Lee. Even the double quilted door was there!

SPECTRE arrives in theaters on November 6th 2015!

10:00AM

Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Arrives

Happy Black Friday!

While many are out busting doors and clamining deals on the busiest shopping day of the year, the geek community was ready to click play on what might be the most anticipated 88 seconds of the year. So, without further ado, we give you the teaser for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens! 

John Boyega as a stranded Stormtrooper! Oscar Isaac skimming the water in an X-Wing (eff-ing gorgeous)!! And are those the sultry tones of Andy Serkis? [UPDATE: Yes it is!] And what better way to cap it off than with everyone's favorite "piece of junk" performing an air ballet, accompanied by the legendary work of John Williams? A truly great teaser to behold. Unfortunately, we still have to wait an entire year for the finished product, but a few more trailers will likely appear beetween now and then. We might even get one showcasing "the big three."

Be ready to return to the galaxy far, far away on December 18th, 2015!

1:34PM

"Jurassic World" Official Trailer

Hold onto your butts.

The first official trailer for the Jurassic World, the fourth installment in Steven Spielberg's 20-year-old blockbuster franchise, arrived today (ahead of schedule) following a teaser on Sunday. Check it out below! 

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty SimpkinsVincent D'Onofrio, and Jurassic Park alum BD Wong, the film appears to harken back not only to the original, as well as tap into a little bit of Spielberg's Jaws by keeping the big bad a secret for now. Here's hoping that life finds a way.

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Colin Trevorrow, the park is open on June 12th 2015.

10:00AM

NYCC 2014: Matt Lanter Talks Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

The latest animated movie in the long-running series from DC Home Entertainment brings one of the Justice League's greatest, yet least appreciated characters to the forefront. Absent from Justice League: War, Arthur Curry, better known as Aquaman, gets top billing in next year's Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Based loosly on the comic arc of the same title, Atlantis explores the origins of The King Of The Seven Seas as he learns of his heritage and joins up with the heroes of the JLA. 

Actor Matt Lanter, best known for giving Star Wars fans the Anakin Skywalker they deserved in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, lends his voice to Aquaman in Atlantis, traveling to a darker place than one might imagine for "the guy who talks to fish." We had the chance to talk with Matt about the role, and what we can expect from this film and potential appearances in the future.

Check out the interview below!

Also featuring the voices of Sean Astin, Rosario Dawson, Jerry O'Connell, Sam Witwer, and Nathan Fillion, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on January 27th, 2015 on Blu-ray, DVD, and via direct download.

Check back soon for more interviews from the cast and crew of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis!

1:00PM

NYCC 2014: Sleepy Hollow Cast & Crew Roundtables, Part 2

 

The cast and crew of Sleepy Hollow in attendance at NYCC had plenty to say about the new season, so we couldn't fit it all in one post!

In part two of our roundtable interviews from NYCC, executive producer Mark Goffman and actress Sakina Jaffrey sat down with the press to talk about the show's impact and the addition of Jaffrey's character, Sheriff Reyes. Click below for the interviews!

In case you missed it, check out part one of the roundtables with co-executive producers and writers Raven Metzner and Len Wiseman, plus actors Lyndie Greenwood and Orlando Jones.

Sleepy Hollow airs Mondays at 9pm ET on Fox!

10:00AM

NYCC 2014: Sleepy Hollow Cast & Crew Roundtables, Part 1

 

Fox's supernatural drama, Sleepy Hollow, was a surprise hit last fall and quickly gained a loyal following from fans. Series cast and crew members were on hand at NYCC to promote the new season, which is already underway. Co-executive producers and writers Raven Metzner and Len Wiseman as well as actors Lyndie Greenwood and Orlando Jones sat down with the press to answer questions about experiences during season 1, the show's runaway success, and what one might expect from season 2. Click below for the interviews!

Check back soon for the second half of our roundtable interviews with the cast and crew of Sleepy Hollow, featuring actress Sakina Jaffrey and producer/writer Mark Goffman.

Sleepy Hollow airs Mondays at 9pm ET on Fox!