PREVIEWS: "Spider-Gwen," "Chewbacca" & More Marvel Comics on Sale October 14, 2015
Even as fans gear up for the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (203 days and counting!), Hot Toys takes us back to the film that started it all with its Star Wars: A New Hope Luke Skywalker collectible figure.
Standing about 11 inches tall, the 1/6th-scale figure is, of course, based on Mark Hamill’s likeness in Episode IV. Featuring more than 30 points of articulation, the collectible comes with an interchangeable hair sculpt (for wearing the hat), eight interchangeable palms, Luke’s signature clothing from that first film, an LED-lighted blue lightsaber, a long rifle, a hat with goggles, a poncho, a pair of binoculars, a training helmet, a training remote, a droid caller and a display stand.
The promotional push for Free Comic Book Day 2015 kicked off this morning with a video from legendary Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who not only endorses the event but also brick-and-mortar stores.
“Don’t buy them [comics] over the Internet,” he says. “Where’s the fun in that? You gotta get out, experience the community that is the fan world, maybe see some titles you never dreamed that you wanted.”
Actor Troy Baker (Final Fantasy XIII, BioShock Infinite) has some enormous shoes to fill as he steps into the role of The Joker — a character voiced for the past two decades by Mark Hamill — in the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins. If there were any remaining doubts as to whether Baker could embody the Clown Prince of Crime, they were likely erased during the video game’s New York Comic Con panel, where Baker performed The Joker’s monologue from Batman: The Killing Joke, to the roaring approval of a cheering crowd.
Watch the video below. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released Oct. 25.
Via press release, Sony announced several of the voices you’ll hear while playing the upcoming MMORPG DC Universe Online. The cast includes two mainstays of Gotham City, Mark Hamill as the Joker and Kevin Conroy as Batman, as well as Adam Baldwin as Superman, Gina Torres as Wonder Woman, Michelle Forbes as Circe and James Marsters as Lex Luthor. Forbes as Circe is inspired, given her role last season on HBO’s True Blood, and Baldwin as Superman should be fun.
The entire press release can be found after the jump. You can sign up for the beta on the official website.