I have a special post for you today, just in time for a great 3-day weekend. Peter Kokis has just unveiled his latest costume. It’s the amazing suit Tom Cruise wears in Edge of Tomorrow. What a mind blowing costume!
What’s even more amazing, is that Peter makes all of his robotic costumes out of ordinary objects. This is truly a work of art. And if you’re in the New York area, you should contact Peter… he’s available for parties and events.
There’s a deluge of marketing now for the upcoming film ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, so it’s time to forward you images of my latest: Brooklyn Exo Soldier . He’s based on the exo suits worn by the troopers in the new Tom Cruise film, and as soon as I saw the trailer this past winter I knew I was building one and started acquiring parts days later. I didn’t see much of the suits in the first trailer, so he’s based 80% on the movie and 20% from my experience in the Army: appearing as a low-tech, sturdy, mass-produced weaponized exoskeleton that our troops may very well be wearing in a decade. The exoskeleton took 300 hours to build and weighs 130 lbs. (same as the movie actors’ suits). His weapons are heavy and over-sized for effect. As with my robots, he’s made from ordinary & readily available stuff from local household, hardware, sporting goods, outdoor & discount stores…nothing special. Seven different shades of green, I layered him: green (uniform) – black (soft body armor & padding) – then dark green (for his steel exoskeletal framework). I hope the film does well…Hoo-Rah!
[via Peter Kokis]
Marvel’s been dropping teasers to promote today’s exciting new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. Here it is, at long last! This looks sooo fun, I can’t wait!
Head over to facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy for a live chat with the cast at 10:00 am PT!
People seem to be having lots of fun with the recently released photo of Ben Affleck as Batman. Lots of creativy in these images below.
Some people have colored the costume to match some crazy costumes that Batman has worn in the past. Pink Batman? Rainbow Batman? Sure, I’m game.
These Sad Batman memes are great, too. He does look really sad, poor guy. I bet he’s thinking about Robin.
[via Yahoo and Kotaku]
By now you’ve probably seen the new image of Ben Affleck in the new Batman costume. Very Dark Knight-ish, and he looks a little sad. Poor Batman.
Over at ComicBookMovie, they’ve filtered the image so we get a nice look at the cowl, and texture of the suit. One fan even colored him blue, and it’s almost preferable. I guess we’ll have to wait for more photos with better lighting. Exciting stuff!
Great news for Power Rangers fans… Lionsgate has just announced a new deal to produce a new live action movie! There’s not a lot of details yet, but it sounds like they’re planning a wide release in theaters, and not something direct to video. Sounds great, I think the world is ready. If they do this right, it could be a big movie.
“We’re confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own.”
Fun fact: The X-Men love to eat at Carl’s Jr. LOL, here’s a roundup of commercials featuring superheroes stuffing their face with fast food.
While these types of promotions are nothing new to Hollywood marketing, nevertheless these strike me as over the top. Especially the Quicksilver commercial. I mean, this is his first appearance. I’d think his introduction would be treated a little more important. First impressions, and all.
Who’s ready for lunch?
Here’s a fun clip from the 1970’s Wonder Woman TV show. Our favorite Amazon princess disguises herself to compete in the famous “Bullets and Bracelets” competition. This is where she wins her iconic costume. Very cool.
It ties in nicely with the recent news from WB– Zach Snyder will direct a Justice League movie, which will follow 2016’s Batman vs Superman. And while the studio is reportedly willing to make a stand-alone Wonder Woman movie with actress Gal Gadot, they’re still waiting for “the right script.”
UPDATE: Woah, the Hollywood Reporter says the two movies will be shot back to back?! And we could get Justice League as soon as 2017.
Marvel has released a nice hi-res photo of Peter Quill’s (aka Star-Lord’s) helmet in Guardians of the Galaxy. Very cool! He looks like a cyborg. Be sure to click on the image to view full size.
This movie looks so fun, I can’t wait to see it!