Ending of ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ possibly changed with new sequence

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Ending of ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ possibly changed with new sequence

Stephenie Meyer, the author of the “Twilight” series, and Melissa Rosenberg, screen writer confirmed last month that they sat down over lunch and rewrote the near the end or the end of the movie.

On Friday, Kellan Lutz encouraged fans to stay for the credits for an additional scene.

And Lutz also confirmed when he spoke to The Insider that director Bill Condon that he took liberties with a few scenes from the book.

This is what Condon said,

“Every film’s been building and building, and Bill Condon really had a great idea with ending the series with Breaking Dawn 2, and just adding a little more flavor to parts of the book that weren’t there, but he elaborated more on,” he says. “I think the fans are really going to enjoy it.”

So, since Meyer stated that she and Rosenberg met to rewrite a scene near the end and Condon confirmed that he added a little flavor to the film, fans are speculating that these changes have to do with the final battle that let readers down when they came to that chapter in the book.

Maybe he makes the fight scene more? What do you all think has been changed in the movie?

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First look at AvX finale

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First look at AvX finale

By now you’ve heard about the death in AvX #11 and the fate of Cyclops at the end of that issue. But what happens in the explosive finale?

The twelfth and final issue hits stores in October and the Marvel universe will never be the same after this one. So be a part of history as AvX ends in a couple of weeks.

View slideshow:First look at AvX #12

Check out the preview in the slideshow and sound off in the comments section with your predictions on how this will end.

Read More by Phillip Martinez

New ‘The Walking Dead’ webisodes coming Oct. 1st

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New ‘The Walking Dead’ webisodes coming Oct. 1st

The Walking Dead” addicts won’t have to wait until the season three premiere on October 14th to get more stories from within the zombie apocalypse. AMC recently announced that they are releasing another series of “The Walking Dead” webisodes on October 1st, produced by Greg Nicotero.

Through four five-minute webisodes, we will witness the story of a new group of characters in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. The webseries is titled “Cold Storage” and stars Daniel Roebuck of “Lost” and Josh Stewart. According to AMC:

Cold Storage tells the story of a young man, Chase (played by Josh Stewart), trying to reach his sister in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. He finds temporary shelter in a storage facility run by a former employee named B.J. (Roebuck); however, things are not what they appear.

Co-executive Producer and special effects makeup designer Greg Nicotero will produce the webisodes, much like he did with last season’s webisode series, “Everything Dies,” which told the story of the Bicycle Girl, TWD’s most iconic walker. Nicotero himself won a WGA award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media for those webisodes.

Fans will get to watch “Cold Storage” online at AMCTV.com starting October 1st. Tune in to get a glimpse of what the end of the world is like for people outside of Rick Grimes’s band of survivors.

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Video of Elena’s first moments as a vampire are revealed on CW clip

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Video of Elena’s first moments as a vampire are revealed on CW clip

On Friday, the CW released a clip showing Elena’s first moments as a vampire on the fourth season of “The Vampire Diaries“.

The video may be seen here.

It shows a very concerned Damon and Stefan waiting by Elena’s side. they are both waiting for her to awake and when she does the two fall right into their characters.

Stefan tries to sugar coat the explanation for Elena while Damon shows his anger towards Stefan for saving Matt first.

When she realizes that she is really dead, Elena reacts the way that we expect. She is mad.

But, this season should be really interesting because it has been confirmed that Elena will spend the first part of the season with Stefan and the second part with Damon. The turning point is when her human memories return, the glamouring that Damon did to make her forget that she met him is gone and she remembers their conversation.

This is going to be a very interesting season. What do you think about the video?

Read More by Berterna Varney

Justice League gets a new artist and crosses over with Aquaman

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Justice League gets a new artist and crosses over with Aquaman

DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns writes both Justice League and Aquaman so it only makes sense the two titles would eventually crossover.

Starting in December with issues 15, JL and Aquaman will begin their “Throne of Atlantis” storyline. The story sees the army of Atlantis, being led by long-time Aquaman villain Ocean Master, attacking the surface world.

“There’s still questions of what Atlantis is like and what they do and what they’re capable of and why they exist and who sank Atlantis,” writer Geoff Johns teased to USA TODAY. “There’s all this mythology behind Atlantis that we’re not really sure of and no one really has any answers, and we’re about to get the answers.”

DC also announced that Ivan Reis the artist behind the Aquaman book will be taking his talents to Justice League as seen in the cover to issue #15. Co-publisher Jim Lee will be stepping down from his art duties on the book. The artist who will be taking over Aquaman has yet to be announced.

The team roster seems to have been tweaked a little as SHAZAM is now part of the group, but noticeably absent are Green Lantern and the Flash. Their whereabouts will be revealed when the story gets underway in December.

Read more by Phillip Martinez

Marvel’s: The Avengers adventures extend well beyond the movie screen

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Marvel’s: The Avengers adventures extend well beyond the movie screen

Essential Avengers TPB Vol. 6, 7, & 8: Features the cosmic storyline from “Celestial Madonna” arc. These stories pull out all the stops and introduce some of the best characters the Marvel Universe has ever known.  Featuring guest appearances by Captain Marvel, The Fantastic Four, and Warlock, this collection showcases one of Marvel’s penultimate arcs in comic history and the work of industry legends (creators  Steve Englehart, Tony Isabella, Scott Edelman, Gerry Conway, Jim Shooter, Bill Mantlo, Stan Lee, George Perez, Don Heck, Keith Pollard, Joe Sinnott, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Pablo Marcos, George Tuska, Sal Trapani, Jack Kirby and Gil Kane)

Vol. 6 collects Avengers #120-140, Captain Marvel #33, Fantastic Four #150 and Giant Size Avengers #1-4

Vol. 7 collects Avengers #141-163, Annual #6 and Super-Villain Team-Up #9

Vol. 8 Avengers (1963) #164-184, Avenges Annual #7-8, Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2

Avengers:The Korvac Saga: Things From Another World sums up this cosmic storyline as follows “Save the world, destroy the world – it’s all the same to him! When a flawed demigod decides it’s his destiny to perfect the universe, it will take the combined might of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him!” This collection features the talents of Jim Shooter, George Perez and John Romita Jr. and brings together Avengers (1963) issues #167-168. #170-177 and Thor Annual #6

Avengers: Kree Skrull War HC: Things From Another World sums up this one as “A conflict of star-spanning proportions – with Earth caught in the crossfire! For those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls, have gone to war, and our planet is situated on the front lines!

Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war? And what good are even a dozen super-powered champions against the vast military machines of two of the great empires of the cosmos?

The key to victory lies with the expatriate Kree Captain Mar-Vell and his human host, honorary Avenger Rick Jones! Featuring the trend-setting artwork of Neal Adams, the Kree/Skrull War is universally acknowledged as one of the finest and most important sagas in the Marvel canon.”

Collecting The Avengers (1963) issues #89-97 with art contributions from Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema and Neal Adams.

These collections are a great start to those looking to learn more about this potent team of heroes and are sure to fill your imagination until Avengers 2 hits the silver screen in the next few years. Head on over to your nearest comic shop (some great local shops include Dr. Comics and Mr. Games, Flying Colors Comics, and The Escapist) or bookstore to begin the adventure!

Read More by Mark Turner

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ filming moves to Atlanta’s Swan House

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ filming moves to Atlanta’s Swan House

Filming on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire moves to the historic Swan House in Atlanta this week, for a party scene in the Capitol.

News about filming on Catching Fire was relatively quiet last week, after a bevy of photos revealed actors on set (and in costume) during their first week on set earlier this month. Last week, Josh Hutcherson even took some time off and was spotted in the Los Angeles area riding his motorcycle and participating in a Straight But Not Narrow fundraiser, while co-star Jena Malone hit up the Emmy Awards over the weekend.

Both are likely back in Atlanta now (or will be soon), though, as crews are expected to film a pivotal scene in Catching Fire this week: a lavish party held in the Capitol for all of the returning victors.

According to The Hob, filming will take place at the Swan House September 26-28th — and will include elaborate, custom-made costumes, “including a suit made out of bricks.”

Some photos have already been seen of crews at work on the site, building additional set pieces. A fan even created an artistic rendering of the party scene featuring the Swan House (see photo above).

The Swan House was built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family, and has become one of Atlanta’s most recognized landmarks. The mansion is now kept as an historic site open to the public, and styled to show life during the 1920s and ’30s.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, some scenes will also be filmed at the Clayton County International Park over the next few months, in a man-made water park arena known as “The Beach.” Looking at photos of the area, it seems likely this will be used for filming scenes in the arena.

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Cable rejoins X-Force for Marvel NOW

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Cable rejoins X-Force for Marvel NOW

He’s been mostly sidelined during AvX, but Cable will be headlining his own book once the Marvel NOW! relaunch begins. He won’t be alone though, as he will be bringing back the team he created over a decade ago.

Cable and X-Force by the creative team of Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca will be a book about a proactive team that tries to snuff out any threats before they happen. Well, that’s what X-Force has usually been about but in an interview with CBR and Marvel Hopeless says this team will be labeled “terrorists” and wanted by the most premiere superhero team…the Uncanny Avengers.

As seen in the cover to the first issue, Cable will be joined by Domino, Dr. Nemesis, Colossus and Forge. An eclectic group to say the least, but all chosen for a reason.

“I see CABLE AND X-FORCE as a crime book. In my favorite crime stories, the characters are always at each other’s throats.” Hopeless explained in an interview with Marvel, “This X-Force needed to be like that, a team of specialists who work well together but don’t always like each other. We tried to pick big personalities who were likely to clash in high stress situations. There are characters I wanted and didn’t get but I’m pretty thrilled with the final roster. It’s a powder keg.”

It will be interesting to see how Cable leads this new team in a post-AvX world.

Cable and X-Force #1 comes out in December.

Read More by Phillip Martinez

Tales of Tritoria: Youngbloods brings vampires and Manga style action

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Tales of Tritoria: Youngbloods brings vampires and Manga style action

Tales of Tritoria: Youngbloods brings vampires and Manga style action. Khalid Birdsong, best known for his webcomic Fried Chicken and Sushi, changes things up by throwing readers a bit of an artistic curve ball with his latest offering Tales of Tritoria: Youngbloods. In this latest outing Mr. Birdsong brings a love for Manga, a bit of horror, superhero comics, martial arts and a healthy dose of a tribute to the 1979 movie “The Warriors” as he weaves a fun read for fans. Tales of Tritoria tells the story of fourteen year old Jackie whose father and sister are killed by a vampire gang, and the deadly circumstances she finds herself in. Her only hope…she must fight her way through the deadly streets of Tritoria city to get to her surviving family if her world is ever to be the same. Armed with only her father’s baseball bat, she’s lucky to get help from a mysterious gang called the Youngbloods, super-powered vampires who might or might not be allies in her desperate bid for survival . Together they must reach the edge of the city before dawn in order to save not only Jackie, but Tritoria and themselves.

One thing I was struck by was the impression that Mr. Birdsong truly enjoyed creating this work. It glows with an energy that seems to suggest that he was cutting loose a bit. Panels that crackle with energy and action pack each page as he weaves this genre mash up that you can’t help but smile at when you read. As someone who is familiar with his work on the humorous Fried Chicken and Sushi, this title is definitely a change of pace. Readers who come to this work from that camp may be delightfully surprised by the edge that this work carries with it. Part of this comes from the fact that Mr. Birdsong’s style of cartoon like art is not what one might expect to see utilized to depict scenes of brutal action (take heart, the violence isn’t overly graphic, but creates an interesting juxtaposition against his art style) Aside from a fun read, Mr. Birdsong impresses with his creative output in that he both wrote and illustrated this latest endeavor. One thing is for sure, I hope this sets a precedent for him to continue to stretch and explore various genres for his talent. He brings a unique take to territory that has been tread before with fresh new eyes. Comic fans should definitely consider checking this one if they want to experience a project where both the story and the art serve to create a unique reading experience.

Tales of Tritoria: Youngbloods can be found for purchase on Amazon.com where readers can order a physical copy or download a digital copy. For those interested in Khalid Birdsong’s other work, be sure to check out Friedchicken and Sushi (his weekly webcomic) and marvel at his art over at Banga Comics.

Read More by Mark Turner

What you need to know about ‘The Walking Dead’ before season 3

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What you need to know about ‘The Walking Dead’ before season 3

The zombie apocalypse returns to television with season three of “The Walking Dead” in just a few short weeks. Are you prepared? Do you know what the survivors are facing, who is new to the group, and what conflicts from season two will affect their survival in the future?

Here’s a short primer on what you need to know before watching season three of “The Walking Dead,” including new characters and an update on our survivors’ desperate situation.

Michonne: Perhaps the most highly-anticipated new character is Michonne, who made her grand entrance at the end of season two as the hooded, sword-wielding bad-ass who saved Andrea during her desperate escape from the farm. In the comic books, Michonne is taciturn, self-reliant, and a strong fighter. But perhaps the most interesting thing about the Michonne of the comics is her vulnerability: she copes with her situation by maintaining a one-sided conversation with her dead boyfriend (yeah) and attempts to remain emotionally distant from the other survivors. From the preview, we are guessing that Michonne developes a close, trusting friendship with fellow bad-ass survivor Andrea. Just what the show was missing: a relationship of mutual respect and dependency between two strong women.

The Governor: Second only to Michonne when it comes to highly-anticipated new characters from the comic books, the Governor will be this season’s villain. He is the dictatorial leader of Woodbury, a fortified town not far from Rick and company. While at first he seems to represent a safe haven for Andrea and Michonne, the Governor soon reveals himself to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. His goal? Taking by force what he and his people need for the best chance at survival. In short, he’s an evil f*ck.

The prison: That mysterious building we saw as the last shot of season two? It’s a high-security prison, complete with walls, weapons, guard towers, food, medicine, clothing, and all the safety and comfort our intrepid survivors can expect at the end of the world. It also happens to be full of undead inmates. But Rick and his group have come too far to let a horde of zombies stand in their way. They are desperate for safety, and the prison (once they clear it of zombies) looks like the perfect place to make their stand. Most of the action of season threewill take place in and around the prison.

Woodbury: The Governor’s domain. The town is fortified, and relatively safe, though still at risk from attack. It’s filled with people, most of whom have no idea what the Governor and his cronies are up to. Or if they do know, they don’t care. Between these two opposing camps–the prison and Woodbury–lies our major conflict for season three.

Lori is pregnant: No convenient miscarriage is going to get rid of this little bundle of joy in the midst of the apocalypse. Lori’s pregnancy is not going to be easy, and the imminent presence of a helpless, crying baby is going to put the entire group at risk. With a young son who has had to grow up too fast and a pregnant wife, Rick Grimes will feel a lot of pressure to find safety and resources in a dangerous world.

Shane and Dale are dead: Two of the main characters from both the first seasons and the comic books, Shane and Dale were not only loved by the fans, they served a very important purpose. They were the proverbial devil and angel on Rick’s shoulders, with Dale the last bastion of humanity in the group, and Shane the embodiment of ruthless survival. Without them playing out that moral conflict on screen, Rick will have to internalize the conflict between civilization and the end of the world, and play both sides of the coin. Also, the fans are short two awesome, beloved characters.

Merle is back: As we’ve seen from the production photos, Daryl’s erstwhile, racist, one-handed, vengeful brother Merle Dixon is back and badder than ever. While we don’t know that he’s allied with the Governor (neither of the brothers Dixon appear in the comic books), it’s a safe bet. Even if he’s not, he definitely didn’t take kindly to having to saw his own hand off, and he’ll be out for vengeance against T-Dog. The real question is, will Daryl take T-Dog’s side in the coming conflict, or side with his brother?

Read More by Jess d’Arbonne