Thursday, July 19, 2018

Disney and Marvel to Showcase Exclusive Content at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

Fans are in for a treat with APCC-exclusive Disney and Marvel experiences

Two exclusive premium content showcases are definitely better than one. Content and entertainment giant, The Walt Disney Company, brings AsiaPOP Comicon exclusives to its fans on July 27 to 29! From access to the first-ever ‘Hall D’ in Asia and ‘Hall M’, an immersive experience at the Marvel booth, to the latest in merchandise and collectibles, fans are definitely in for a treat with a celebration of their love for Disney and Marvel!

"We have a lot of great surprises lined up for fans, both old and new ones. Over the years we have built a strong strategic partnership with Marvel in showcasing exclusive content from their movies, TV, animations, comics and merchandise through a platform christened as ‘Hall M.’ Now it is great to have the parent company, The Walt Disney Company, showcase exclusive content and experiences from the rest of its franchises,” said Abdulla Mahmood, Al Ahli Holding Group Marketing and International Business Director.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Steve Ditko

The comics community is in mouring for the passing of one of the comic legend Steve Ditko who was found dead in his apartment last June 29, 2018. He is known to be the co-creator of iconic comic characters like Spider-Man and Doctor Strage. He also behind DC Characters like Creeper, Hawk and Dove, Question, Captain Atom, and Blue Beetle. 

Born November 2, 1927, he started his career in comics in 1953 with Atlas Comics (Predecessor of Marvel Comics) where he worked on Doctor Strange and The Amazing Spider-Man but left in 1966 for unspecified reasons.

"Ant-Man and The Wasp" Connects Directly with "Avengers 4"

Don’t look now, but it appears “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” aka Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, will have a major influence in the resolution of the events after last April’s “Avengers: Infinity War.”

In a recent featurette released by Marvel Studios (https://youtu.be/tn9uHjqeqFQ), Feige declares, “Ant-Man and The Wasp also directly connects to `Avengers 4.’ These characters are going to be very important going forward.”

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ready Player One Lead Actor Tye Sheridan headlines Second Batch of Guests at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

Ready for another batch of celebrity headliner and guest artists who will grace the country's biggest pop culture convention?

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018 (APCC Manila 2018)—slated on July 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City—is in full swing to make the convention one heck of a thrill ride for its thousands of fans across the region. Getting the adrenaline pumping is APCC’s latest addition of headliner: No less than Tye Sheridan, the ambitious Gunter Wade Watts from Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood box-office blockbuster, Ready Player One.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Family and Far-Out Fun in Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man and the Wasp"

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes the next film to feature the adventures of Ant-Man, “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” which debuts his long-awaited ally, The Wasp.

While audiences were primed for the next film in the “Ant-Man” franchise, everyone was thrown a gigantic curveball by Ant-Man’s appearance in “Captain America: Civil War.” Ant-Man joining the fray with Cap and the Avengers firmly planted him within the Super Hero family, albeit a fractured, dysfunctional one. But, more importantly for Marvel aficionados, it also provided the setting for the splashy debut of Giant-Man, the oversized incarnation of our Super Hero.

“What’s exciting about ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp,’” says producer Kevin Feige, “is it’s really a sequel to two movies. It’s a follow-up to ‘Ant-Man,’ while also showing the aftermath of ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ For me, there’s a tremendous amount of excitement when you’re able to tell stories like this and combine characters from their origin movies and then layer in their appearances from other movies. Because of this strategy, Ant-Man post-‘Civil War’ has now been exposed to a much bigger audience.”

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cameras Roll on Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman 1984"

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah.  Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.  “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role.

As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal.  And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

New Posters of "Ant-Man and the Wasp" Prove that Size Does Matter

Marvel Studios has just revealed two brand-new posters for its upcoming action-adventure “Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer” that prove going bigger is always better.

The one-sheets are specially created for IMAX and Dolby, and frame Ant-Man, The Wasp and the rest of the characters in interesting angles that highlight size and perspective.

Check out the new posters below and watch “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in Philippine cinemas July 4, 2018.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mr. Incredible, Super Husband and Dad as Ever in Disney-Pixar's "Incredible 2"

This Father’s Day, let’s celebrate one of the most beloved dads in animation history -- Bob Parr aka Mr. Incredible.

Bob Parr cherishes his days as Mr. Incredible—a popular Super with mega-strength and the power to singlehandedly take out the bad guys. Ever since Supers were outlawed, Bob’s been mostly lying low, raising the family alongside his wife Helen. But when she’s called on to stretch her super skills and hopefully change the public perception of Supers for the better, in Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” Bob must manage the household on his own, which calls for a completely different set of super powers.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Ant-Man and the Wasp" Character Posters Spotlight Real Heroes, Not Actual Size

Marvel Studios has just released the six official character posters of its upcoming action-adventure “Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 hit, Marvel Studios' “Ant-Man.”

The one-sheets features Scott Lang / Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hope van Dyne / The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Dr. Bill Foster (Laurence Fisburne), and Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer).

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" Launches New Trailer

Sony Pictures Animation today launched the first full trailer for Spider-Man™:Into the Spider-Verse and confirmed the vocal cast joining Shameik Moore as he takes on the role of Miles Morales.  

Jake Johnson is joining the cast as Miles’ reluctant mentor, Peter Parker, with Liev Schreiber playing the larger-than-life crime lord Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld playing the spunky, free-spirited Spider-Gwen, Oscar® winner Mahershala Ali as Miles’ influential uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry playing Miles’ father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May. 

Commenting on the announcement, producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said, “We are lucky to have such an amazing cast of funny, genuine creative souls to populate the Spider-verse. They have generous minds and great big hearts. And they have very talented throats. Which is where their delightful voices come from.” 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Get to Know the Characters in "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” which tells the origins of the legendary Han Solo is now playing in Philippine cinemas.  While Han is not only the title character but also the anchor of the film, it’s really the relationships that he forms over the course of his life that make him a well-rounded and interesting figure.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Suit Up for the New Trailer of "Incredibles 2"

It’s time to suit up and be incredible! Check-out the brand new trailer for Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2,  which has just been launched by Disney-Pixar at https://youtu.be/PYimOnyCknw

Directed by Brad Bird (Iron Giant, The Incredibles) and produced by John Walker (The Incredibles) and Nicole Grindle (Sanjay’s Super Team short, Toy Story 3 associate producer), Incredibles 2 bursts into Philippine theaters this June.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Watch the "Solo: A Star Wars Story" Featurette "Becoming Solo"

Watch a new special look featuring director Ron Howard and the cast of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” as they share exciting new footage and insights into the young scoundrel Han in the new featurette entitled, Becoming Solo.

Check out the video below and watch “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in Philippine cinemas May 23, 2018.



Join the conversation online at  #HanSolo and  #StarWarsPH.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Free Comic Book Day 2018 Featuring iKwento For Pinoy Komik Fans!

This year of Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), I was able to attend because schedule now permitted me to experience this again. And it has become a tradition to start my haul with Filbar's in Megamall which has made it a monumental day for the store as comics fans are increasing every year.

Filbar's has a great system in organizing the long line of fans waiting to get their favorite comic books. And like we have featured back then, their Flashpass system still works to avoid over-saturation of people waiting for to get inside the store. Filbar's also provide space for comic artists who can do commission work and sometimes has a feature artists on board. This year they had Pugad Baboy creator Pol Medina who just launched his 30th anniversary of the Pugad Baboy Series.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tour the Millennium Falcon with Lando for "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

Join Donald Glover (Lando) for a tour of the iconic Millennium Falcon in this featurette for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. See the film in Philippine cinemas May 25.


About Solo: A Star Wars Story

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a seres of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany.


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