If you're even tangentially into anime or tokusatsu, then you're probably already familiar with SH Figuarts, the high-end line of action figures from Bandai and Tamashii Nations, but if you're not, let me tell you how much I love them. They've been around for a few years now, and with their dedication to high levels of articulation, screen-accurate sculpts and an incredible amount of interchangeable hands, faces, and accessories, they're arguably some of the best action figures you can get --- and since most of their output has to do with Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Sailor Moon, I'm always keeping an eye out for their next big release.
And now, it looks like I've got to clear off another shelf. This December, as part of what I can only assume is a mission to target me, specifically, they're releasing the first two entries in a line based on late '90s WWE Superstars, starting with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock. And yes: Austin comes with a beadazzled skull vest and a couple of Stevewiesers.
Dwayne Johnson, better known to wrestling fans from his time in WWE as The Rock, has long been rumored to be up for a starring role in a DC Comics superhero movie, and now it looks like it's actually going to happen. In an interview with Total Film, Johnson confirmed that he has been in talks with DC Entertainment for years and that an agreement is in place and an announcement is coming soon.
As for just what that announcement will be, well, based on what Johnson says in the interview, there's a pretty good chance he might be playing Shazam in an upcoming film.
Good news for those of you who like speculating on Hollywood casting rumors with little to no information: When asked about the possibility of playing a part in a Marvel or DC Superhero movie, Dwayne "Rocky 'The Rock' Maivia" Johnson, the only person to have a starring role in both Fast & Furious 6and WrestleMania XXIX, told fans via Twitter that he had a meeting with Warner Bros. that involved DC Comics in some form or another.
Assuming that this wasn't a meeting about acquiring the rights to the mid-90s comic based on his WWE persona -- which I doubt would require the involvement of the CEO of Warner Bros. -- one assumes that it was probably about the potential for Johnson to pick up a role in an upcoming movie based on one of DC's comics. Let the speculation now commence, and continue until he's announced as Alfred in a Batman reboot that takes the franchise in an exceptionally jacked new direction.
Cosplay: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't need any stinkin' foam padding for his Hulk costume this Halloween. He did it Ferrigno style.
Industry: Hurricane Sandy delayed some of Maryland-based Diamond Comic Distributors' shipments to the Northeast this week and messed with email communication, but it looks like next week's shipments should be OK...
While other sites may be content to bring you Rocktober, Shocktober or Mohawktober, ComicsAlliance is committed to commemorating the things that really matter! That's why this month, we're bringing you 31 days of the most electrifying man in sports entertainment as we celebrate The Rocktober...
We've liked what we've seen of G.I. Joe: Retaliation quite a bit so far. After all, it's hard to argue with a movie that literally blows up everything horrible about the first film and replaces it with, well, The Rock...
Upcoming:Fantagraphics has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2012 distributor's catalog, which includes works by Gary Panter, Mort Meskin, Malcolm McNeill, Basil Wolverton, George Herriman, Josh Simmons, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Tom Kaczynski, Nicolas Mahler, Jacques Tardi, Gabriella Giandelli, Guy Peellaert, Lorenzo Mattotti, Ulli Lust and many, many more...
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