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Secret Of Spider-Man’s Spidey Sense Solved

Rikk Rodriguez writes;

In a move that blends Spider-Man’s spider-sense with Doctor Octopus technological expertise, a student at the University of Illinois in Chicago has recreated one of Spider-Man’s classic powers.

Victor Mateevitsi has created SpiderSense, a suit that brings the classic Spidey power to life. Users of the suit can sense danger when the suit’s robotic arms, encased in microphones, detects things moving closer to the mike. The area of the body being impacted will feel pressure, alerting the user to nearby danger.

Mateevitsi’s website, describes a future where users could possibly have their own suit:

Recent scientific advances allow the use of technology to expand the number of forms of energy that can be perceived by humans. Smart sensors can detect hazards that human sensors are unable to perceive, for example radiation. This fusing of technology to human’s forms of perception enables exciting new ways of perceiving the world around us. In this paper we describe the design of SpiderSense, a wearable device that projects the wearer’s near environment on the skin and allows for directional awareness of objects around him. The millions of sensory receptors that cover the skin presents opportunities for conveying alerts and messages. We discuss the challenges and considerations of designing similar wearable devices”

Only time will tell if this variation of the Doc Ock/Spidey combo will be in everyone’s future.

And how much further this could go…

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Ranking the ROBINS – From 10 to 1 (Yes, There Are 10)

In light of recent events, Graeme ranks the many different incarnations of Batman's sidekick, and picks the best

Collectors Cornered #39 – Death in Comics! (Spoiler Alert).

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In this Issue of Collectors Cornered we feature our customers discussing character death in comics.

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Whedon Comments on a Hulk Solo Movie

There's no denying that Mark Ruffalo's Hulk was one of the standouts in Marvel's The Avengers. The character has definitely struggled in the past, but many fans have since gotten on board with the idea of giving the Jade Giant another solo round on screen. Although Marvel head Kevin Feige has said a Ruffalo Hulk movie is definitely within the realm of possibility, it wouldn't be something they'd attempt until after The Avengers 2.

Let's Talk Planet Hulk and Movie Rumors in General

Earlier this week, director Joss Whedon shared his own thoughts on the matter, noting that another Hulk film could potentially work -- but not without some clever innovation.

Continue reading…

Halle Berry Says She’s Almost Certainly Back For More Storm In X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Every time Bryan Singer has been asked about the possibility of Halle Berry returning to reprise the role of Storm in his new X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, he’s told us the literal truth: she might be back, but it hasn’t been worked out yet. I must admit that I misread his comments, believing that Berry was out and Singer was being political. “Off camera” buzz about it being “far from certain” she’d return certainly coloured my expectations.

But it’s looking clearer now that it’s been illuminated from the other angle. A bit.

Shadow and Act have spoken to Berry and she’s made it clear that the plans really are to bring her back. Here’s how they put it:

She did confirm to me that she would be returning in the role. Most likely. Practically 90% sure. And she nodded a lot too.

I can’t say, and neither could she say that it’s definitely a done deal, and that the contracts have all been signed, with all the “i”s dotted and the “t”s crossed.

She told me that are a few details that are still being negotiated which she couldn’t get into. But since she did tell me that the film starts shooting in April, it’s highly unlikely that talks are going to suddenly and horribly fall apart at this point.

I don’t even know how to start speculating as to what details might still need negotiating. Zeroes on a paycheck or an all-purple M&Ms rider? Sequel clauses or something else entirely?

With Berry back in, I’m starting to think that Singer is working on getting the whole gang back together… with the possible exception of Famke Janssen, thanks to how The Last Stand played out.

Days of Future Past starts shooting in April.

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Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At The End Of The Lane To Become A Film, Joe Wright Attached To Direct

Tom Hanks and his Playtone Pictures are to continue their relationship with Neil Gaiman beyond the in-development American Gods TV series. As per Deadline, they’ve now option Gaiman’s upcoming novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, with an eye to making a movie of it.

The story includes some kind of plot blurb, though it’s not very plotty:

It’s about about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us. The narrator describes a tale that begins when he was seven and a lodger stole the family’s car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed.

Creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and a menace unleashed — within his family, and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a ramshackle farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

Perhaps surprisingly, Joe Wright is attached to direct the film. I guess it does sound a little like some of his other work, in so much as he’s been interested in some of these ideas.

Presumably for Wright to be attached, he’s read the book – which isn’t published until June. I refuse to be jealous about that, and instead will focus on how Wright now no longer has a first read to look forward to.

There’s no word on who might adapt the book into a screenplay. It’s not inconceivable that Gaiman would so so himself – his Death & Me script was a corker – but I expect a third party will be contracted soon enough. There can’t possibly be enough time in Gaiman’s schedule for him to write this story all over again now, can there?

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Gary Oldman Off To Planet Of The Apes, Jason Clarke Headed To Candy Store

Jason Clarke was the first human cast for Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with Kodi Smit-McPhee following in short order. Now there’s a whole hat trick of humans, with Gary Oldman joining up too.

Coming Soon have learned that Oldman will be playing “the leader of a human colony” in the film. They have nothing else. I think it’s a shame he won’t be hairier.

Incidentally, Clarke was speaking about his Apes role to MTV and said:

I play a guy who’s trying to save humanity.

The… hero…? Or will that be Caesar? I’m curious to see how this all stacks up.

Clarke also said, during the same interview, that he’s signed on for Stephen Gaghan‘s Candy Store. It’s a deep cover cop story about a guy who goes under way too far, then tries to climb back out to became a humble beat cop in Brooklyn. Bad things ensue. Sounds promising.

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Now House Of M Gets Heavily Discounted On ComiXology On Friday – All Of It

The House Of M Crossover is getting a 99 Cent sale on Friday. The main series, every tie in issue, every miniseries, even later offshoots like the Chris Gage miniseries and the What If issues…

It’s already hit the UK and it’s heading to the US in around four hours.

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Doctor Who Promo Pics For The Next Episode, The Bells Of St. Johns – Stuffed With Monsters

Here’s a pair of newly released promo pictures for The Bells of St. Johns, the next episode of Doctor Who. Look closely into the shards of broken glass and you’ll see some monsters hiding away.

This is the rogues gallery for the next half season’s worth, including the new Cyberman design, an Ice Warrior and some things I’m not sure I even want to know the name of.

I include both images to offer you the full wealth of monsterage.


The strained position of Clara Oswin Oswald is what knocks this picture over for me, I’m afraid. Still, we’re now into the month when Doctor Who returns, so I shouldn’t grumble.

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Oblivion With Tom Cruise – Another Trailer, Revealing Even More

The second full US trailer for Joseph Kosinski‘s Oblivion skews rather differently to the first one, and indeed the intermediate UK version.

Between them, these three promos have filled in quite a lot of information as to what the film’s plot actually entails and how the key characters relate to one another.

But thankfully, the central mystery is still fairly well obscured.

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You can see that in HD at Apple.

Also, here are two high-res posters for the film. Click through to have them envelope you.

 

Morgan Freeman is getting second billing? The trailers seem to position him somewhere behind Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough. Hmm.

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