This fantastic replica of the Grand Marshal’s Aegis from World of Warcraft looks like it was magically transported right out of the game. It was built by puzzlehead who also built the ridiculous and awesome Gnomish Mailbox pictured after the break…
Man at Arms: Reforged follows the exploits of the Baltimore Knife and Sword as they go about recreating famous weapons from popular films and video games. For their latest YouTube video, they created a near perfect replica of Link’s Hylian Shield.
Check out the video after the break to see how it was done…
The latest episode of Man at Arms: Reforged features a rather rad hybrid: Throwing Shields. It’s a mix of Captain America’s invulnerable shield and throwing stars. The mash-up weapons might not be made of vibranium, but they’re sharp enough to break glass and cut watermelons. More importantly? They look freaking awesome.
Watch what happens when Cap’s shield gets mixed with throwing stars after the break.
Everyone was pretty excited to hear rumors that Lucy Lawless would be joining the S.H.I.E.L.D cast. During the Marvel panel at SDCC last night, her casting was confirmed along with the name of her character: Isabelle Hartly.
So far as we can tell, Isabelle Hartly hasn’t appeared elsewhere in the Marvel universe. However, she is a longtime S.H.I.E.L.D veteran that was described thusly:
“She’s tough. She may have a knife that’s always by her side,” said executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen.
Other new faces on the show this season will include Nick Blood as mercenary Lance Hunter and Reed Diamond who will play Daniel Whitehall, a Hydra baddie known as Kraken in Secret Warriors.
We’re not getting a new Firefly but we are at least getting more of Shepherd Book as actor Ron Glass joins the cast of S.H.I.E.L.D. Joss Whedon is known for taking actors that he’s worked with on one series and bringing them on in another, so it’s not surprising to see Glass and Whedon together again. It doesn’t look like he’s playing an agent, but hopefully he’s in a role that still gives him plenty of screen time.
That’s not the only new casting announcement. Fans of Ghost Whisperer will be happy to see David Conrad appearing as a recurring character described as a “brilliant and quirky scientist.” This show can’t get here fast enough. Is it September 24th yet?
See another picture after the break…
The latest trailer for the upcoming Joss Whedon series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” gives us an even better look at what we can expect when the series debuts this Fall. We’ve got Agent Coulson back from the dead, witty agents, explosions, gadgetry, superheroes, and a sexy, red car named Lola. It’s as good as any movie trailer and sets the bar darn high. We’ve also got official cast shots from the series to give you a good look at the people you’ll be getting to know on Tuesdays this Fall.
See cast pictures and the full trailer after the break…
Of course, you never really know until the official word comes down, and that’s just what’s happened with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I mean, how sad and shocking would it be if the show wasn’t picked up?
On that note, Joss Whedon’s new series will debut this fall on ABC. According to TVLine, the first promo for the show will air during Sunday night’s Once Upon a Time finale.
Time for some Marvel project updates!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out in April 2014, and Marvel has released the first official image from the set. It will start where The Avengers left off and will see the Cap pairing up with Black Widow to fight off a villain in Washington DC. The cast from the first film will return, and Robert Redford is on board as a senior leader within S.H.I.E.L.D.
Speaking of the organization with too many periods, the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot got a name change and an official synopsis. I’m guessing they don’t want to be confused with the series called the The Shield so they’re going with the wordy Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The synopsis is cooler than the new name (and only a little longer):
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.
I’m excited about both new projects but especially the TV series.
Captain America’s shield has never looked so elegant. This lovely stained glass lamp was made by the talented Michael McLane (yes, he made the amazing mosaic Iron Man lamp too). During the day he’s a metallurgical engineer at a steel mill but in his off hours, he makes these nerdy Tiffany style lamps as a hobby. He’s putting so much time into his hobby that he’s opened an Etsy store for his wares. I highly recommend visiting the shop just to drool over his creations.
Check out a side shot after the break.
If the characters of Adventure Time carried heraldic shields around, then they most likely look like these. Each shield is done to match the character and personality of who it’s being made for; for example, the Flame Princess gets a fiery-looking shield with a couple of volcanoes off to one side.
These illustrations were done by artist Mr. Caputo. You can check out our favorites from the series, after the break.