This was a year of hard lessons. Movie attendance and ticket sales fell. Television shows struggled and died. Book publishers faced an electronic future. And through it all, some great works of the imagination thrived. What did 2010 teach us?
DreamWorks latest animated outing Megamind infuses the rote battles of serial film superheroes with a heaping of existential malaise. In this fun, fart-joke-free kids' flick, a supercriminal vanquishes his foe...and loses his reason to wake up in the morning.
Megamind, Will Ferrell's lovable supervillain, originally looked like Galactus, destroyer of worlds, as new concept art reveals. A new book, The Art of Megamind, includes tons of early art, showing killer mecha, strange henchmen, and random supervillains. Check it out.
An early sketch of Megamind that's closer to the finished version, art by Tony Siruno
Scarlett Johansson is making her very own Species as an evil alien seductress. Jessica Alba catsuits-up for Spy Kids. Ian McKellen may not be back as Gandalf. Learn why the mysterious machine is key to all things on Fringe. Spoilerama!
Peter Jackson offers some insight into The Hobbit's dwarven heartthrobs. Deadpool may have its director, another Spider-man role's up for recasting, and Noomi Rapace talks Alien and Sherlock Holmes. Plus, more on Megamind, Ouija, Transformers 3, Supernatural, SGU, and Smallville.
A source offers hints on Star Trek's next villain...and it won't be Khan. Find out what three genres The Flash movie will include. Cuarón's Gravity may be in trouble again. Plus Paul, X-Men: First Class, BSG, The Hobbit and Megamind.
The best part of the blue-headed supervillain movie Megamind has got to be Will Ferrell's decision to mispronounce every word in the English language. Watch as Megamind and Metro man give their best superhero banter performances to date!
Say goodbye to Will Ferrell's blue-headed parents as they jettison him off their dying planet and onto Earth, to live in a prison full of evil geniuses. Check out the first five minutes of the CG-animated supervillain epic Megamind.
Over at The LA Times there's a clip of the Megamind star being asked whether he thinks he's contributing to the demise of the superhero film. He replies with a weirdly reasonable and intelligent answer.
Mark Ruffalo is playing Bruce Banner and The Hulk. The Hobbit has hit yet another snag. Duncan Jones seems excited about maybe directing the Superman reboot. Everyone wants Michael Rosenbaum back as Lex Luthor on Smallville. Warm up with spoilers!
Behold Minion (David Cross), the trusty sidekick of Will Ferrell's blue supervillain Megamind. With a fishtank head and a cyborg ape body, Minion is a perfect mascot for our mad scientist week. Check out more new Megamind pics below.
The end of The Hobbit might be changed to give Bilbo a chance to show off his newfound bravery. Kick-Ass 2 will feature rival gangs of superheroes and supervillains. Plus a bonanza of Syfy spoilers, Doctor Who, Fringe, and more!
A new full-length Megamind trailer is out, and it gives more backstory for both Will Ferrell's bulbous-headed blue supervillain and Brad Pitt's Megaman. Plus we see what happens to Megaman after the villain wins.
Battleship and Journey of the Center of the Earth 2 are adding some major class. Watch the most horrific clip yet from Resident Evil Afterlife. The look of Captain America villain Red Skull is totally terrifying.
It's been a mostly underwhelming movie summer. But fear not, moviegoers! There are still 10 movies left in 2010 that look set to rock your worlds, including Monsters, Skyline and Tron. And there are 10 more that, well...could surprise us.
Dreamworks' new anti-superhero film Megamind shows what would happen if, just once, the bumbling supervillain won. This evil genius film puts the bulbous-headed Will Ferrell in charge, with a bitchin evil victory lap soundtrack. Watch the new Megamind trailer.