Saturday, October 30, 2010

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Set For June 22nd, 2012

20th Century Fox has begun casting and has set the release date for June 22, 2012 after buying the screen package "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter", the Seth Grahame-Smith novel adapted script.

The movie will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Timur, Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.


Matt Tolmach Steps Down To Produce New 'Spider-Man' Movie

Matt Tolmach has launched a new production company and will become a producer on the next installment of Spider-Man, the blockbuster film franchise he helped shepherd since its inception in 2002, it was announced today by Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman. Doug Belgrad has been promoted to sole president of Columbia Pictures and will take on additional divisional responsibilities. As part of the transition, Belgrad has named Hannah Minghella president of production for Columbia Pictures.

Said Pascal, “I couldn’t be happier for or prouder of Matt, Doug and Hannah. Matt and I have worked together for over 15 years. Anyone who knows him knows he has been talking about this for a long time. He has always approached every project he has ever worked on with the attentiveness of a brilliant producer’s eye and that is what has made him such an excellent executive. As he takes this amazing step with his career, I know we will continue working together for as long as we are both in this business. We tried to convince him to stay in his current job, but we understand the time has come and completely support his decision. Spider-Man has been a big part of his life for the past ten years, and this is the perfect segue. We know he is going to be a killer producer for us.”

“It is also the right moment for Doug to step into a greater leadership position within the company,” she added. “We have worked together since he was a financial analyst for Jon Dolgen, and I have seen him evolve into a consummate studio executive with a rare combination of creative talent and savvy business skill. As he takes on more responsibility in this new and expanded role running Columbia Pictures, I would entrust the division to no one else. And when he told me he wanted Hannah to return to Columbia as president of production, I was beyond thrilled. Doug sees in her what we all know to be true: she is a singular star. In her three years at Sony Pictures Animation she has proven that she is an extraordinary leader and executive and I know she will be a fantastic addition to what is already the best production team in the business."

From now through November, Tolmach will begin the transition to become a significant producer on the lot as he ramps up his company, which has a three-year commitment with the studio. In December, he will join producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad on the set of the new Spider-Man adventure.

“This move has been a dream of mine and something I've been discussing with Michael, Amy and Doug for more than a year now," Tolmach said. "I’ve loved being a studio executive, and Columbia Pictures has always been my home, my family. I’m incredibly blessed to have had Doug as my partner in this job for the past eight years, and I’m very proud of what we've accomplished; I am also deeply grateful to Amy and Michael for their unwavering support and leadership. Consistent with that, everyone has embraced this next chapter for me, and I am planning on making movies here for a long time. Over the years, I have worked with a lot of truly talented producers, and that I now get to join two of them on the set of Spider-Man is almost too good to be true.”

“With this move, the studio is gaining a new producer whose taste we know and whose creative skill we implicitly trust,” said Lynton. “We are very fortunate to have such a deep bench of executive talent at Sony Pictures. That allows us to recognize and encourage the leadership potential of extraordinary colleagues who can make very valuable contributions to our studio. We also have the benefit of making this change from a position of strength, given the amazing track record of Matt and Doug and their team over the past several years. Columbia Pictures is in incredibly strong hands under Doug, and we look forward to working with Matt for a long time to come.”

Belgrad said, “Matt has been an unbelievable partner. I treasure our friendship and am so proud of the work we did together. I have no doubt he'll be a superb and prolific producer for us. While this is a completely natural and exciting evolution of our relationship, I'll sorely miss his presence across the hall. I have been blessed to work with Amy for all but three of my years at the company. She’s been a remarkably generous mentor, and Michael has been incredibly supportive since the day he arrived. Prior to Hannah's successful run invigorating Sony Pictures Animation along with Bob Osher, I saw first-hand how fantastic she is; how much she loves storytelling, how deeply she understands the creative process, and how powerfully filmmakers respond to her. With Hannah coming aboard to lead one of the most experienced and capable production teams in the industry, I expect a seamless and smooth transition. She is the perfect choice to take on this new role and responsibility.”

Added Minghella, who has served as president of production for Sony Pictures Animation since 2008, “I am honored and tremendously excited by this opportunity to rejoin the Columbia Pictures production team. There is a reason this group is revered and respected throughout the industry by filmmakers, artists and executives from all corners of our business, and it is a genuine privilege to return and work with my friends and colleagues in this new capacity. At the same time, I am eternally grateful to all the gifted artists, storytellers and staff who have been so dedicated to making Sony Pictures Animation such a phenomenal experience and working environment. SPA will always be a special place to work and collaborate and for good reason: the talent here is second to none.”

“I am truly excited and happy for Hannah,” said Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital Production. “In the time she has been with Sony Pictures Animation, she has brought her outstanding eye for talent and intense discipline to every aspect of our business. I know that she will continue to be a champion of animation and remain connected to the projects and filmmakers that we have been working with the past several years.” Osher expects to name a successor to Minghella in the coming weeks.

Minghella joined the company in 2005 as a director of creative affairs working in the office of the chairman of the Motion Picture Group under Pascal, where she collaborated closely with Belgrad on several projects, including the production of the highly successful James Bond film Casino Royale. Since being named president of production of Sony Pictures Animation, she has overseen the production of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the upcoming releases Arthur Christmas, The Pirates!, and Hotel Transylvania. She also has been active bringing new projects and talent to the studio, such as Doug Sweetland, who will be directing The Familiars for producer Sam Raimi.

Tolmach and Belgrad, who have enjoyed one of the longest and most successful executive partnerships in recent motion picture history, have shared the role of president of Columbia Pictures since 2008. They began guiding the label as a team in 2003.

During their long-running tenure at Columbia Pictures, Tolmach was closely associated with Sam Raimi, Judd Apatow, Roland Emmerich, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Neal Moritz, David Fincher and David Koepp, among other filmmakers. He oversaw such blockbusters as 2012, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Pursuit of Happyness, as well as such groundbreaking comedies such as Superbad, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, Pineapple Express, and Zombieland. Belgrad has been with Columbia Pictures since 1989 and during his rise through the production ranks has been associated with such studio franchises as Men in Black and Bad Boys. He has worked closely with Adam Sandler and Will Smith for the last decade and has been instrumental in overseeing such films as The Social Network, The Karate Kid, Grown Ups, The Ugly Truth, Hancock, Fifty First Dates, Hitch, 21, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, among others.

Under Lynton and Pascal’s leadership, Belgrad and Tolmach’s production team have brought unprecedented stability and success to the studio. So far this year, Columbia Pictures has released a string of box office hits, including The Karate Kid, which has taken in more than $351 million worldwide to date; Grown Ups, the most successful film starring Adam Sandler ever released, with more than $269 million generated globally; Salt, the action-thriller starring Angelina Jolie that has been a domestic and international hit, with more than $290 million in box office receipts to date; Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, has so far generated more than $180 million worldwide; Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s The Other Guys, which has grossed over $226 million worldwide to date; and The Social Network, the studio’s most recent critical and commercial hit, which has generated more than $105 million around the world to date.

Nicole Scherzinger And Betty White Confirmed For 'MIB III'

EOnline has learned that Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls and Betty White have signed on to appear in the upcoming "MIB III" with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

Scherzinger doesn't know what White's part in the movie is about but she said her role is very short and deadly.

"My name is Lilly. She's like a small villain role. I'm so excited because I get to die. I make an appearance. I say a couple of lines and then I die."

Captain America

Chris Evans stars as Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers

Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, who plays Major Peggy Carter

At Project Rebirth, Stanley Tucci plays Dr. Abraham Erskine (center)

Hugo Weaving plays the villainous Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. The Red Skull, alongside actor Toby Young

HYDRA soldiers

Hayley Atwell and Chris Evans

Richard Armitage, as Heinz Kruger, pilots a HYDRA submarine

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers

Friday, October 29, 2010

Onslaught Unleashed

Marvel has released a new promo image below for Onslaught Unleashed #1.



Fantomex is one of the more recent creations of the Weapon Plus program. Fantomex was born and artificially evolved in The World, an artificial world made for creating super-soldiers using Sentinel technology. He was designed as Weapon XIII, has gone by the alias of Jean-Phillipe (or Jean-Phillipe Charles), and was designated the name Charlie Cluster-7 in The World.

Fantomex first appeared seeking sanctuary in the X-Corporation while fleeing from the authorities, just after Professor X had announced to the world that any mutant could find such protection from them. He was able to break in unnoticed and sneak up on both Xavier as well as Jean Grey. Their telepathy was unable to detect anything in his mind except flowers due to the telepathic shielding he wore. He was badly injured from previous fighting and escape from the authorities, and the building was quickly becoming surrounded by an international task-force charged with hunting him down. Fantomex said that he was a master mutant thief. Besides being able to tell them their own intentions by reading their body language he demonstrated an ability that he referred to as misdirection, which made the authorities around the building see a cloud of smoke surrounding the floors around them. When he asks for asylum, is bleeding badly from a bullet wound, and Professor X grants it conditionally. He explains to Jean Grey and Professor X that he is one of the most wanted thieves in Europe. His mask stops them from reading his mind, and therefore from confirming his claims, but they agree to aid him.After escaping the building once it was surrounded by soldiers, Fantomex introduced
E.V.A., his biological ship, and they use her to escape. He then takes Jean and Professor Xavier to his “home” in France, where he introduces them to his “mother” and continues to tell them about his life as a thief. In a large loft surrounded by immense historical relics of museum quality he tells them that he stole information from Weapon Plus, and offers to sell it to them for one-billion dollars. Admitting he really didn't need the money, and understanding how bad the information he had was needed by the X-Men, he knew what Xavier's fortune was last valued at and was curious to see how he would act when given such a moral conundrum. He then puts himself into a state of auto-hypnosis, allowing him to perform self-surgery and removes the bullets he had received. He then offers a place for Professor X and Jean to accompany him to hunt down Weapon XII, and the three leave the house and the elderly woman.

Fantomex and Wolverine
Fantomex and Wolverine
At this point several members of X-Corporation were in danger. Weapon Plus had staged an accident in the Channel, releasing a mutant of unknown power. On the way Fantomex informs them of the true nature of the Weapon Plus program, including the Weapon X program. Until this point it was believed that the program that created Wolverine was named Weapon X. Fantomex told them that it wasn't 'X', but was the Roman Numeral for 10. Wolverine was created not as a single experiment in creating a living weapon, but was only the tenth generation of living weapons produced by the program. He described what he knew of the other stages of the program, including Huntsman who was Weapon XII. Huntsman was the mutant that was released into the Chunnel, and had a bacterial mind which allowed him to integrate any living being he touched as an extension of his body. This network could continue to infect others. He said that Huntsman was engineered using nanosentinel technology and artificially evolved in The World, a place where time could be artificially manipulated to speed up the evolutionary process.

They finally arrived at the site of the disaster where Huntsman has already turned hundreds of humans and animals into mindless slaves. Fantomex then proceeds to kill off those under Huntsman's control in order to get to the train wreckage, knowing that there is no escape for them. When Fantomex and Jean Grey get to the wreckage there are two open pods, one which formerly housed Weapon XII, and the other for Weapon XIII. Fantomex’s mask had come slightly open at the back, allowing Jean to get a glimpse of his true identity. It turns out that Fantomex is actually Weapon XIII, and had escaped from the Chunnel during the disaster. He assures Jean that, even though he is not the thief he told her he was, he was setting out to gain that reputation. He assures her that he intends to be no one’s soldier, and that despite everything she knew her posture told him that she found him too attractive to turn over to the authorities. Jean reluctantly allows him to escape as the authorities were arriving at the tunnel. While they were talking at the wreckage Professor X and Madrox were able to kill Huntsman.

He later travels to Afghanistan to steal a list of the richest mutant slave traders, planning on using it as blackmail. While there, he discovers an unconscious Dust, and gives her to Wolverine, who he also encountered. Fantomex later contacts Wolverine and offers him information on his past if he helped in the destruction of Weapon XV, the last Weapon created by Weapon Plus. Wolverine accepts the offer, and takes Cyclops with him. They go to The World. The three are defeated by Ultimaton (Weapon XV). They pursued him in E.V.A. to the Weapon Plus Space Station. Fantomex gives Wolverine the Weapon Plus Database, upholding his part of there deal, and Wolverine is shocked by what he did. He activated the self destruct mechanism on the space station before attacking (and killing) Ultimaton. Scott and Fantomex escape the space station before it explodes.
Fantomex then helps the X-Men fight Xorn and his newly gathered Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Fantomex later tracked down John Sublime, the director of the Weapon Plus project, but when he went to his grave, it was empty and only had the message Roanoke. He traveled, along with Wolverine and Agent Zero to Roanoke to search for answers. They are ambushed by Sublime’s men, and in an attempt to escape, Fantomex is shot down and presumed dead. He later reappears and helps Mystique against Quiet Man.

Fantomex was on a mission to destroy a group of roboticly resurrected corpses created by Norman Osborn when he encountered Wolverine and
Noh-Varr, Fantomex, and Logan
Noh-Varr, Fantomex, and Logan
Noh-Varr.  Wolverine became mind controlled by a robotic entity (created by Osborn and others) pretending to be God.  Fantomex and Noh Varr remained unharmed because neither believed in a higher power (Fantomex revealing he had gone so far as to have a chip implanted in his brain preventing him from worshiping anything, though he may have been lying).  Fantomex held off the corpses and Wolverine long enough for Noh to reach the entity.  He then told Noh that the only way to calm the entity down was to kiss it (because it was replicating a females hormonal changes).  Noh reluctantly did so and the threat was eliminated.  Fantomex ran off--his whereabouts are unrevealed.      

Uncanny X-Men #520
Uncanny X-Men #520
Fantomex crosses paths with the X-Men once again after a number of Predator-Xs are sent in to kill them. The Predators-Xs were being controlled by a group of humans with mutant powers lead by Lobe who wanted to use the beasts as spies to study mutants to be able to evolve all humans to their level. Fantomex ran into a group of X-Men tracking a Predator through the sewers and was convinced to help them. He was instrumental in their success because the U-Men's leader Lobe knew about all the X-Men but Fantomex not being an X-Men meant he knew nothing about him.

E.V.A is able to destroy Lobes database systems which stored all his gathered mutants information and was giving his side the edge. E.V.A also protects the X-Men from a deadly virus HX-N1 that Lobe released if he lost to allow him to escape. Fantomex is also able to take samples to provide a cure.

He continues to remain close to the X-Men even battling the horde of Nimrods that attacked Utopia after Hope Summers returned to the present.


While breaking into the Tower of London, Fantomex uses his power of misdirection to sway two guards from guarding a door.   He then asks E.V.A. to produce a lock; only to find that Wolverine has beat him to the stash.   Fantomex loses the bet and owes Wolverine a case of Henri IV Dudognon Cognac and the two meet up with the rest of X-Force.   When traveling across the Atlantic, he has some
inappropriate banter with Psylocke which puts Archangel on edge.   Upon arrival, they storm the temple of the Akkaba and Fantomex notes to himself that this is not the X-Men, “This is something quite different”.   They are attacked by the horseman War who possesses Wolverine.   Psylocke reads his mind and finds that it is filled with gruesome thoughts.   Fantomex uses his misdirection to suggest to the monster that Psylocke is the girl for him.   Having no room in his mind for such thoughts, War simply explodes.   The team recovers their missing operative, Deadpool and evacuates just in time as the temple explodes.   Their mission, to kill Apocalypse.
Uncanny X-Force
Uncanny X-Force

Powers and Abilities

Master of Marksmanship
Master of Marksmanship
It is important to note that Fantomex has a history of misleading others, although his intentions are not always obvious. As with his early history, he claims many things about his powers that are not necessarily substantiated by evidence.
Fantomex has exhibited a variety of mental powers, one of which is having the ability to enter himself into a state of "auto-hypnosis", effectively putting his body on auto-pilot in order to perform surgery and other delicate tasks on himself. He exhibited this ability once by inducing this state in order to remove several bullets from his body. He exhibits a form of telepathy he refers to as "misdirection", which allows him to create realistic and immerse illusions on a variety of scales. His misdirection is powerful enough to fool large numbers of people and even the most powerful and experienced telepaths, as evident when he showed Professor X and Jean Grey his home in the mountains complete with a variety of stolen goods and a woman he called his mother. He is also a master at reading body-language, able to discern up the intentions of those around him by simply observing posture, gestures, and facial movements.
Fantomex's has an external nervous system named E.V.A. He claims to have produced E.V.A. through his mouth one day when he lost his voice while still in The World. She later continued to grow and changed form into a flying saucer. EVA is capable of independent thought, but acts as Fantomex's primary external nervous system. They share each others thoughts as well as emotions. His secondary nervous system is located in his body, but is not advanced. When using his secondary nervous system alone he is only able to see the world in black and white.
Aside from his more notable abilities, Fantomex possesses many other characteristics which are heightened beyond those of a normal human. He possesses superhuman agility, moving through fights and evading enemies better than most acrobats. He is an expert marksman, and is able to use this ability even when doing complicated acrobatic movements during a fight. He possesses enhanced strength, and is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant. Fantomex also stated he no longer carries any form of scent.

Fantomex claims he had a chip implanted in his brain preventing him from worshiping anything.  
Too Smooth  Fantomex is one of the most mysterious people in the Marvel Universe. He talks in a heavy French accent, which leads many people to believe that he is French, but he has revealed to some that he speaks with a French accent because he finds it distracts and annoys people. Regardless of the situation, Fantomex's plays his cards very close to the chest, with his true motivations often left unknown until the moment he decides to tip his hand.


Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?! X-Men vs. Vampires: Bite Me

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chris Evans' EW Magazine Cover As 'Captain America'

Chris Evans graces the cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly as Captain America from Paramount Pictures "Captain America: The First Avenger." Below is a quote from Chris Evans worrying about the potential cost of failure, but he also worried the potential cost of fame should the movie be a hit.

“At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f—-ed. If the movie hits, I’m f—-ed!’” After declining the part three times, Evans took a meeting with Marvel execs and Johnston and was dazzled by their plans for the movie. He still felt wary about suiting up for Captain America — but then he had an epiphany. “I was just scared,” he says. “I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear.’” Evans signed a six-picture deal with Marvel to play the character, and he has no regrets: “I can’t believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”


'Ghost Rider 2' Get The Greenlight But With A Budget Cut

The Wrap is reporting that "Ghost Rider 2" in 3D has been greenlighted but with a smaller budget of only $75 million. It's even reported that Nicolas Cage who plays Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider had his $12 million dollar paycheck cut down to only $7 million.

Sony had no initial comment but many believe with so many projects that Sony has going on that they are not putting that much confidence into the Ghost Rider sequel. Hence the reason for the huge budget cut...

"Ghost Rider 2" is being directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor with a script by David Goyer.

'The Futurama Holiday Spectacular' Debuts In November

Get ready to jingle all the way with Fry, Leela, Bender and the murderous Robot Santa! Featuring special voice guest appearances by Al Gore and Coolio, the world premiere of "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" debuts Sunday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

In this festive three-part episode, the Planet Express crew races to preserve the traditional practices of the classic holidays of Xmas, Robanukah and Kwanzaa. Along the way, they encounter the murderous Kringlebot, Al Gore's Head-In-A-Jar, mutated pine trees, droidls, fembot wrestling, albino humping worms, Kwanzaabot and giant space bees, all while learning the true meaning behind the holidays... with an occasional song thrown in for good measure.

"Futurama" follows the life of Philip J. Fry (Billy West), a pizza delivery boy who accidentally stumbles into a freezer on December 31, 1999 and wakes up a thousand years later. In his future home of New New York City, Fry goes to work for the Planet Express Intergalactic delivery company, where he befriends Bender (John DiMaggio), a booze-fueled robot and sets his romantic sights on Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops who enjoys beating him up.

Online at, the "Futurama" Web site will kick off the "12 Days of Xmas" countdown on Tuesday, November 9 with a preview clip from the episode. The countdown will feature a new piece of content each day, including clips, stills, production art, a mash-up of Robot Santa's best moments and exclusive interviews about the special with Matt Groening, David X. Cohen and the rest of the cast. The content will be posted on the CC Insider blog and the "Futurama" Facebook fan page, which recently reached a new milestone by crossing the 6 million fan mark.

"Futurama," created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, with multi-Emmy(R) Award-winning Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing the animation.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Syfy's Battlestar Galactica Prequel 'Caprica' Has Been Canceled

Syfy's Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica has become space dust... SyFy announced today that it will be pulling the show off the schedule effective immediately.

"We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series," said Mark Stern, Syfy's EVP of original programming. "Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, 'Caprica' has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season."

The remaining first run episodes of Caprica - airing Tuesdays at 10/9c - will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2. These final five episodes of the season will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, and will conclude the run of the series.

James Cameron Tied To FOX Until 2015 With 'Avatar 2' And 'Avatar 3'

From what we are reading and developing that FOX has made a very large donation to James Cameron's 'environmental green fund' in return that he will make the second and third "Avatar" movies back to back. I wonder if 'environmental green fund' means his favorite charity or his wallet?

With this pay-off ties Cameron with 20th Century Fox through December of 2015 and this causes the production of Sony Pictures' "Cleopatra" starring Angelina Jolie in 2012 to be delayed unless a new director is selected.


Scott Pilgrim 6 Inch Figure Set From Mezco

Mezco Toyz presents a new 6inch figure of Scott Pilgrim based on the character from the popular Universal Pictures feature film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and the chart topping series of graphic novels.

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim; a bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb. The 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.

Mezco’s 6” figure captures the wide-eyed enthusiasm and quirky nature of Scott Pilgrim and features 8 points of articulation. To help capture the many looks of Scott Pilgrim, there are 2 separate figures; The first figure wears a green shirt and comes with a closed mouth head. The second in a yellow shirt comes wearing a jacket and has 50/50 pack of the open mouth/closed mouth head. Both variations will come with the sword and guitar.

Each individually packaged.

You get a set of 2, one of each shirt color.

This item has variants (painting/ sculpting/ or other) randomly inserted throughout the production run. Mezco is unable to accept requests for specific variants.

Ships in mid-April, 2011

The Next Batman Film To Be Titled "The Dark Knight Rises" & Riddler Ruled Out For Villain

The LA Times sat down with Batman director Christopher Nolan to ask him some questions about the upcoming 3rd installment in the Dark Knight franchise from DC Comics and Warner Bros. 

In the interview, Nolan reveals the title for the 3rd movie will be "The Dark Knight Rises" and that they plan to resist the 3D craze when making this next film. Another interesting tid-bit from the interview is apparently the villain for this movie will not be Edward Nigma, AKA The Riddler. Apparently Mr. Freeze has also been ruled out as a possible villain for this next film. As to who the villain or villains might be for this next film, only time and I am sure a boatload of rumors will say

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Downloadable Content Now Available. IRON SPIDER

Cosmic forces and Spider-Man collide in new downloadable content for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions from Activision Publishing, Inc., available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Activision studio Beenox, players can now don one unique Cosmic costume for each of the four distinct worlds in the game – Amazing, Noir, 2099 and Ultimate – and are also granted one all-new signature charge attack. The downloadable content is available now from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 240 Microsoft Points and from the PlayStation®Store for $2.99, which will be available next week.

In Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Activision game developer Beenox took the web-slinging hero to new and unique heights by giving fans the chance to experience four different versions of Spider-Man and explore four different universes. Players take on the role of Spider-Man in each respective universe on a mission to save their worlds from powered-up Super Villains, such as Mysterio, Carnage, Deadpool, Vulture, Sandman and more. 

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions transports players to a variety of locations, from lush jungles and sand quarries to a futuristic NYC, and allows them to use unique gameplay 
styles for each Spider-Man, including stealth moves in Noir, high-octane freefalling in 2099, black-suited tendril attacks in Ultimate, and innovative web combat in Amazing.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is available now on the Xbox 360
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and soon to be available on Windows PC, all developed by Beenox. A Nintendo DS version, developed by Griptonite, is also now available and features a side-scrolling adventure full of unique villains, such as the first-ever appearance of Calypso Noir and two other boss characters created exclusively for this version

Hot Toys 10th Anniversary Exclusive - MMS140 - Batman Begins: 1/6th scale Batman Demon & Scarecrow

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hot Toys, we are presenting the exclusive items to thank our fans for their continued support. The exclusive items will be available at the anniversary event in Tokyo in Christmas 2010. 

Hot Toys is proud to present the collectible figures set ofBatman Demon and Scarecrow from the classic Batman Begins movie as one of the three exclusive items. The highly detailed collectible figures set highlights the authentic Demon and Scarecrow head sculpts, specially designed costumeand accessories. 

The 1/6th scale Batman Demon & Scarecrow collectibles specially features:

Batman Demon:
- Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Batman Demon in the Batman Begins movie

- Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression

- Batman body with 30 points of articulation 

- Approximately 30 cm tall

- Newly developed upper body and forearm gauntlets 

- Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including
One (1) pair of relaxed palms
One (1) pair of fists
One (1) pair of palms for holding Scarecrow’s neck
One (1) piece of right palm for holding batarang

Costume :
- One (1) Bat-suit with cape

- One (1) utility belt with cell phone and accessories 

- One (1) pair of black-color boots


- One (1) batarang on belt clip (removable)

- Figure stand with Batman Demon nameplate and the movie logo

- Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Scarecrow in the Batman Begins movie

- TrueType body with 30 points of articulation 

- Approximately 30 cm tall

- Three (3) pieces of interchangeable palms including
One (1) pair of relaxed palms
One (1) piece of left open palm

Costume :
- One (1) set of grey-color suit

- One (1) piece of khaki-color torn madhouse uniform

- One (1) pair of brown-color boots

- Figure stand with Scarecrow nameplate and the movie logo

Artist (both Batman Demon & Scarecrow):
- Head Sculpted by Joseph Tsang
- Head Painted by Joseph Tsang

Release date: Q4 2010

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different

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