We all know that Ben Affleck played Daredevil back in 2003, but he didn't just happened to play the character in a movie, he loved the Daredevil comic books way before the movie ever came to fruition and he's still very much into comics. In fact, he visit Golden Apple Comics in NY on a weekly basis.
Colbert is a well known comedian but he's also a serious comic book geek. Besides occasionally letting his geek flag fly on his show by reading excerpts from various comics, he also has his
very own comic book and has appeared in a Marvel Comics' Spider-Man book!
Andrew Garfield earned his role in The Amazing Spider-Man and fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming his favorite hero. I'll let him explain how much playing The Amazing Spider-Man means to him with this video recorded at San Diego ComicCon:
Rap producer Just Blaze has been roped in to produce music to Activision’s new videogame Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and almost predictably he’s a big fan of the pizza-slingin’ green dudes. While the game is based on Nickelodeon’s 2012 animated series rather than the comics, movies and bad cartoons we grew up on, 80s babies who grew up with a fond place in their hearts for the foursome will no doubt still get a kick out of seeing them haul shell again. Blaze assures us that this new adaptation isn’t far from the classic TMNT arcade game, saying “The thing I like about this was that it kind of feels like a modern take on the original Turtles game, which was definitely a classic in the ’80s, it definitely took a lot of quarters from me” .
He ends the brief spot by picking out his favourite turtle (we all had one, come on), but it turns out he’s conflicted: “I can definitely relate to [Donatello's] love of all things technology and geek-related. I get that. But I always thought it was Raphael’s attitude. I would have to split it between those two.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be released on Xbox Live Arcade, the Playstation Network and PC on August 28.
You can check the trailer below:
Exploding onto the American music scene in 1987 with their debut album, "Yo, Bum Rush The Show," Public Enemy quickly became the most important hip-hop act to ever take the stage. The music and lyrics were as hard hitting and biting as the political messages they contained, and the group quickly rose to the top of the rap food chain where they've maintained a presence ever since. With lyrics that name-dropped Marvel Comics characters like Thor and Namor, it was quickly apparent that someone in the group was also a comic book fan. The fan was the founder and front man for the group, Chuck D, a former graphic design student turned rapper/political activist. Now, twenty years since first declaring that he "swings a hammer like the Mighty Thor", Chuck, Flava and the rest of Public Enemy are set to be immortalized in comic book form with the first licensed Public Enemy comic dropping this summer. The series is written by Chuck with I. James Bomb, from the S1W's, and Professor Griff also providing story concepts and editorial support. Art on the series will be handled by by Adam Wallenta. The book is 22 pages and retails for $2.99. Issue #1 of the series will be out in July and it will be a 40-page giant sized edition for $3.99. From that point forward the team will settle in to a bi-monthly publishing schedule, shipping 22 page full-color books every two months for $2.99.
Chuck has had a life-long association with comics, having started reading those fantastic four-color tales in the mid '60s as both a DC and Marvel fan, but it was the animated versions of those characters that really got him hooked. "Those early Saturday morning cartoons got me," said Chuck. "CBS' Superman, Batman, Justice League. Then Space Ghost, then ABC's Spider-Man and Fantastic Four led me straight into it."
You know Thomas Jane from movies like The Punisher and The Mist, but he's also writing comic books, working on video games, and creating fan films. His comic's called Bad Planet and is all about violence, aliens, action and adventure... why aren't you picking it up??? Here's the amazing short film produced and starring Thomas Jane as The Punisher... "Dirty Laundry".
Method Man is one of the most respected rappers alive and everyone knows how much he loves comic books. Meth says he buys new comic's every week which is cool as hell. He even goes by another nickname, Johnny Blaze, in honor of one of his favorite comic book character; the spirit of vengeance himself... Ghost Rider!
Giamatti had previously lobbied to play The Rhino in a Spider-Man movie, before he was actually cast in the role. During an episode of the CONAN show that aired way back in 2011, Conan O’Brien brought up a rumor that Paul Giamatti wanted to be in the new Spider-Man movie. Then, Conan asked Giamatti what role he wanted to play. Giammatti said: “I want to play one of the bad guys. What I hope they do is revive from my childhood, The Rhino as the bad guy.” Now, director Marc Webb has confirmed that was indeed the case. In an interview with Crave Online, Marc Webb said, “The real truth is, I saw Paul Giamatti on Conan O’Brien, talking about The Rhino and how much he loved it and I was like, I love Paul Giamatti and I think he’s such a brilliant actor, so, I wanted to incorporate that enthusiasm that he had in the movie.” Talk about a nerd dreams becoming a reality!
As cinema's most notorious uber-geek, it should come as no surprise that Quentin Tarantino has considered directing comic-book movies in the past, but you might not have guessed which one he nearly opted for. According to QT, he nearly made Luke Cage: Hero For Hire his second film, moving into advanced talks with a leading man before eventually opting for Pulp Fiction. "After Reservoir Dogs, I had considered doing a Luke Cage, Hero For Hiremovie," reveals Tarantino. "Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it. I talked to Laurence Fishburne about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing Pulp Fiction." So can we expect QT to move into the spandex-clad arena anytime in the future? Well, not unless he has a creative brainwave of his own, he won't, "If I wanted to do something like that, I'd want to create the superhero myself," he responded sniffily. We can only hope.
A huge comic book fan since he was a kid, Ghostface Killah is known for using comic book references in his lirics and he even names himself Tony Stark, based on Iron Man's alter ego; if that ain't being a comics geek I don't know what is!
Snipes has been a longtime comic book fan and before he became synonimous with Blade, he wanted to bring Black Panther to the big screen; so he knows his stuff. I think Blade was a success because of him and to my delight, this is what he had to say recently about the franchise:. "Getting asked this question all the time, my response is: Under the right circumstances, with the right team, yes, I'd do another one. Don't count the original Daywalker out just yet. Now that we have a bit more control, the quality of my work is going to improve ten-fold and the company's products are going to blow people's minds. Get ready because we are about to bring 'nuttin but fiyar!" Vampires beware!
Panamanian singer Ruben Blades has been collecting comics almost since he reached the age of reason. “My mother threw a lot of them in the trash, and when I turned 18 I stopped buying comics because other things began to matter more in my life,” Blades, the singer-songwriter of smash hits like “Pedro Navaja,” said. His passion for comics returned at age 26 when he was living in New York and one day in 1974 came upon a second-hand comic-book store at the intersection of 57th Street and 8th Avenue. “I was snagged once more,” Blades said, adding that in all those years he concentrated on completing series no matter what state the copies were in, including some featuring the most popular characters of all like Batman and Superman.
Sebastian Bach, lead singer of Skid Row has a huge comic book collection, and it was one of the few things that survived when his house was destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
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