Brolin Brings Cable to Life in Deadpool 2

Less than 20 days into the shooting of Deadpool 2, director David Leitch (who also directed John Wick and Atomic Blonde) looks like he's having fun.

In an interview with IGN at San Diego Comic Con, Leitch discussed how actor Josh Brolin was the perfect choice for the legendary character of Cable. Brolin, who's long been a fan-favorite for the part, has apparently been getting into the role on his end, transforming himself physically with tons of time in the gym as well as absorbing himself in the character.

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Just Shoot Me! clicks with Complete Boxset in September

Just Shoot Me! really allowed Laura San Giacomo to break free from just being known as the woman who slept with her sister’s husband in Sex, Lies & Videotape. She was able to find comedy in the world of magazines at a time when people actually read magazines from cover to cover. The series lasted seven seasons thanks to Laura and an amazing cast that included the great George Segal as her father and the spacey publisher. The show was a fun comedy during the turn of the century. Although my favorite moment was David Cross playing “Slow Donnie” who kept going on about chicken pot pie. Now all the episodes are being brought together with the release of Just Shoot Me!: The Complete Series on September 5. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:


JUST SHOOT ME!: THE COMPLETE SERIES
COMES TO DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME
ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
 
Los Angeles, CA – Laughter is always in vogue! Just Shoot Me!: The Complete Series hits DVD for the first time on September 5, 2017, from Shout! Factory. Just Shoot Me! was a smashing success in  its original seven-season run on network television, and this must-have set features all 148 episodes from the beloved sitcom, and comes complete with cast and crew interviews and select episode commentaries.
 
Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies, & Videotape), David Spade (Saturday Night Live), Wendie Malick (Hot In Cleveland), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars), and Academy Award® nominee George Segal (The Goldbergs) all star in Just Shoot Me! as sharp-tongued coworkers in the fast-paced world of high-fashion publishing. This endlessly funny hit from the co-creator of Modern Family, Steven Levitan, is truly the very model of sitcom style.
 
Just Shoot Me!: The Complete Series brings together every episode from this long-reigning fixture (1997-2003) of NBC’s classic comedy lineup. Nominated for six Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes (including Best Comedy), this acclaimed ensemble comedy couture spanned the hilarious gamut from catwalk to casting couch. Set in the bustling editorial offices of fashion magazine Blush, Just Shoot Me! chronicles the daily grind of the magazine’s quirky staff, serving up all the laughter that’s fit to print!
 
Bonus Features:
·         Always In Fashion: A Conversation with Steven Levitan and the Cast of Just Shoot Me!
·         The Blush Covers Gallery
·         Episode commentaries:
o   Back Issues – Commentary with Creator and Writing Producers
o   Lemon Wacky Hello – Commentary with Creator and Writing Producers
o   King Lear Jet – Commentary with Creator and Writing Producers
o   My Dinner with Woody – Commentary with Creator and Writing Producers

Star Wars’ Warwick Davis Has a Role in Han Solo Spinoff

Star Wars’ Warwick Davis Has a Role in Han Solo Spinoff

In what has become a Star Wars tradition, Warwick Davis has landed a role in the as-yet-untitled Han Solo anthology film. Director Ron Howard confirmed Davis’ involvement on his Twitter when a fan asked after a Willow sequel.

“I directed Warwick Davis for the 1st time in 30 years today,” he wrote. While he didn’t specify which project he directed Davis in, Howard is knee-deep in his work on the Han Solo film, so it seems more than likely that this is the film he is referring to in his Tweet.

RELATED: Han Solo: Set Pics Reveal Han, Chewie & Woody Harrelson’s Beckett

Davis’ history with Star Wars stretches all the way back to Return of the Jedi, where he played the Ewok Wicket. He reprised the role in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. Years later, in 1999, he took on several parts for The Phantom Menace. Most recently, he appeared in The Force Awakens and Rogue One, the first Star Wars anthology film. He will also return for The Last Jedi.

Based off a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the Han Solo spin-off stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Woody Harrelson. The as-yet-untitled Star Wars anthology film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.

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ReBoot: The Guardian Code Release Date, Cast Info, and More!

The reboot of ReBoot is the most perplexing take on an old franchise we’ve ever seen.

News Shamus Kelley
Jul 26, 2017

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Do you all remember ReBoot? It was the first major completely CGI show back in the '90s. It followed the adventures of Guardian Bob, his friends Dot, Enzo, Phong, AndrAIa, and more attempting to stop the evil Megabyte. It took the limits of CGI at the time and made it integral to the show, setting the series inside a computer and making the “users”, those who would input games into the system, the unseen gods.

While various attempts have been made to bring the franchise back, it looks like we'll finally be seeing a reboot of well... ReBoot.

ReBoot: The Guardian Code Release Date

Thanks to a press release we know that ReBoot: The Guardian Code will be airing sometime in 2018 on YTV in Canada. No word on a stateside release yet. 

Speaking to Animation Magazine, Michael Hefferon, president and chief creative officer at Rainmaker Entertainment, let slip a few details about the series. He mentioned a new villain, the Sorcerer, and that the team would be attacked by a swarm of digital locusts in one episode. Thanks to ReBoot Revivial we've got an image of the Sorcerer and... I guess we should have expected a human villain.

Any fan of ReBoot will of course see the image of Megabyte there. Will this be a new version of the old Megabyte? We'll have to wait and see. We've also got two images of our new Guardians, who we've also learned will be named Vector, Googz, Enigma, and D-Frag when they're in cyberspace.


Well that second image REALLY looks like Iron Man. So if the kids are in some kind of super suit in cyberspace.... Wow this is REALLY turning into Super Human Samurai.

The series will be animated using Maya and the Unreal Engine. 

We've also got a picture from the new series which at least has the familar Guardian symbol.

Other than that, there isn't much about this picture that screams ReBoot to us. We've also got a new plot summary and cast list from that press release that gives us a few clues into what this new series could hold.

After playing the multiplayer Cyber Guardians video game together, four teenagers are recruited by V.E.R.A (Hannah Vandenbygaart, Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool!), the Virtual Evolutionary Recombinant Avatar, to fulfill their mandate to mend and defend cyberspace. Austin (Ty Wood, The Haunting in Connecticut), Tamra (Sydney Scotia, Some Assembly Required), Parker (Ajay Parikh-Friese, Mr. Young), and Trey (Gabriel Darku, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) now must protect cyberspace from threats that pose true consequences to both the virtual and real world. It’s more than these kids expected when they started at Alan Turing High. Way more.

To go along with that, we've got a picture of the whole cast. We're guessing V.E.R.A. is the one in the middle.

For more information on the characters, let's take a look at the casting notice that was released a year ago.


Role #1 – Austin

The Skater Dude (In an ideal world, we would love to find someone that is an avid skater). Austin is cool, smart and capable but somewhat aloof and detached. Always moving, never still, Austin is a natural athlete with terrific reflexes, interested in individual pursuits and extreme sports. He’s not team oriented at all. Still dealing with his father’s sudden death a year ago, Austin masks his grief behind his wisecracking, carefree persona and doesn’t want to talk about it – at all. Ever. Austin is a natural leader, he just doesn’t know it yet, and isn’t ready to accept that kind of responsibility. His best friend is Parker. They’ve been like brothers since they were little kids. Austin teases Parker, but he always has his back and knows that Parker has his.

Talent specs:
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Age: 15 – 16
Body Type: Athletic

….So hey guys, remember Bob? How he was basically killed but came back as Glitch Bob and sounded a lot like Cheetor from Beast Wars? Remember that time he rocked out with Megabyte? This Austin guy sounds nothing like that. Was his father murdered by Megabyte? I guess his extreme sports will come into play as they zip around the net?

Role #2 – Parker

The Techno-Geek. Innovative and daring, Parker is an avid gamer and prides himself on being an A+ student, excelling in math and science. He skipped a grade, has a bit of a superior attitude about being so smart, and he’s sometimes impatient when others don’t catch on quickly enough. When Parker likes something he is excitable and enthusiastic, but he can also be judgmental of things he doesn’t like. Ultimately, Parker wants to fit in, be respected and appreciated, but he also likes being different. It’s become part of his identity, a badge he wears proudly. He’s often awkward, not fully understanding social cues. Parker looks up to Austin but he’s not afraid to challenge him if he doesn’t agree with his point of view.

Talent specs:
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Any
Age: 14 – 15

There’s a really easy Parker Lewis Can’t Lose joke in here that I’m going to avoid. Remember Enzo? That whip smart little kid who so badly wanted to be like Bob but turned into a battle hardened soldier? The dude lost an eye and became bitter to the entire world around him. This Parker kid uh, seems like he’ll be just as annoying as Enzo was in season one?

Role #3 – Tamra

The Social Media Maven. Tamra is an intense, opinionated, alt chick. But under her edgy, sarcastic exterior she is actually quite sensitive, open and empathetic. Her YouTube channel gives her a voice and a means to share her thoughts and feelings. She enjoys having an online following but isn’t so thrilled when people recognize her in person. She’s not after fame, she just wants to engage. Tamra is into music, video games, and has a purple belt in karate. She has a strong sense of right and wrong and doesn’t trust people who are dishonest and manipulative.

Talent specs:
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Any
Age: 15 – 16
Body Type: Athletic

Are we sure this wasn’t a break down for the new season of Degrassi? It is made in Canada after all.

Role #4 – Grey

The Jock. Big, athletic and strong, Grey’s a terrific football player, although deep down he doesn’t care for it that much. But he always tries to please so he sticks with the sport at which he excels. A fitness nut, he’s always exercising; push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges, whatever. He comes from a military family, and has a tough “drill sergeant” father. While he’s highly competitive, he’s also fair and supportive. The exception to that rule is when rules aren’t followed. Then Grey can be harsh. He needs structure and likes things planned and by the book.

Talent specs:
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Any
Age: 15 – 16

Does anyone else remember Super Human Samurai Syber Squad? Yeah, it was another 90’s series about four kids who had crazy giant monster battles inside of a computer. One of them was a meathead football player named Tanker. Grey reminds me of Tanker. Not any of the ReBoot characters mind you, but at this point what did you expect?

Role #5 – Vera

Attractive. V.E.R.A. (Virtual Evolutionary Recombinant Avatar) was designed as an adaptive construct with one purpose; to train and mentor the Next Generation Guardians. Her programmer didn’t want her getting distracted, so he programmed her to be focused and determined. But once she’s 3-D bioprinted as a 15-year-old girl, some of her programming is altered, and she becomes more easily distracted. But Vera is a multitasking marvel, exploring all the fascinating aspects of this world and figuring out who she wants to be, while making sure the Guardians fulfill their mandate to protect and defend cyberspace. As an odd duck new human, Vera will provide a lot of comedic relief.

Talent specs:
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Asian
Age: 15 – 16

So… ReBoot: The Guardian Code is going for the whole Code Lyoko thing, aren’t they? In that series, the team also had a helper from within a computer. This series is paying homage to so many other classic series that featured characters inside computers. Except for one big one. What is it? Oh yeah, ReBoot.

The site also features full casting sides that include scenes from the show, and they read like a bad attempt at appealing to what kids are all about these days. There isn’t a single reference to the old series outside of the term Guardians. It feels more like a teen drama with elements from Code Lyoko and Super Human Samurai.

In an interview conducted with The Verge in 2015, Hefferon spoke about fan reaction to the initial summary.

I know there's been some comments posted about "well the rules of ReBoot" and "that doesn't sound like ReBoot." But let it play out a little bit. I think people will find the core of the mythology, and how the world works, will be quite similar. It's just upgraded to work within the framework of today.

But I think you'll see how The User works, how the original cast fits in. You're going to have fun. Our new Guardians — which are going to represent kids of today — don't know what a dot matrix is. So there's going to be a great chance for new technology.

So apparently the original cast will make appearances in the new show, at least Megabyte. But will they be the characters from the original universe, or will these be new versions? Will this take place after the cliffhanger ending of season 4?

It seems odd to focus a ReBoot series on a group of Users, when the core mythology of the series had the Users as gods. A computer program could not understand humans. It’s like if you or I attempted to understand God. So this show will have a lot of work to do in order reconcile those differences.

The sides also confirmed the series would consist of twenty half hour episodes. 

The original plot summary also might give us a few more ideas about where the series might be headed.

Transcending age groups with appeal to kids, tweens and teens, ReBoot: the Guardian Code is an adventure-comedy series about four teens (Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra) who discover that they’re next-gen Guardians with a mission to save the world, by defending it in cyberspace. The Internet revolutionized the world, but it also left it vulnerable to attack. With the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Program, our heroes stream into cyberspace where they use their awesome code-based powers to battle viruses that have been unleashed by a ruthless hacker. Known only as the Sourcerer, he seeks to rule the world by controlling cyberspace. Original fans of the show will be happy to hear that Megabyte will be back and he’s getting a major upgrade. ReBoot will showcase leading edge technologies and bring coding into the mainstream for kids.

More on this reboot of ReBoot as we hear it.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rock 4K Ultra HD in August

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 launched the summer movie season at the theaters and will bring it to a close on home video when the 4K Ultra HD arrives on August 22. You can get the digital version on August 8. The film upped the game by bringing Kurt Russell into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What happens when the icon crosses paths with Star-Lord? Just one of the biggest hits. You’ll want the extra resolution provided by 4K to get the complete movie experience at home. Here’s the press release from Marvel Studios:

BRING HOME THE BIGGEST INTERGALACTIC FILM OF THE YEAR
MARVEL STUDIOS’ “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
Available Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Aug. 8 
and 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray on Aug. 22

BURBANK, Calif., July 11, 2017 — This August, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into homes digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Disney Movies Anywhere on Aug. 8 and physically on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 22.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” marks the Studios first in-home title to release in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, providing consumers with the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. 4K Ultra HD provides four times sharper resolution of HD with exceptional HDR which produces brighter brights, deeper blacks and richer colors than ever before. The galaxy has never looked so good!

Delivering the ultimate in-home experience is the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (which includes a collectible poster while supplies last) comes packaged to include a 4K Ultra HD version of the film, a Blu-ray, a Digital Copy and more than 80-minutes of exclusive, never-before-seen bonus materials. Bonus will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast of misfits and inspired team of filmmakers, debut an all-new original music video starring David Hasselhoff and special guests, hilarious outtakes, deleted scenes, audio commentary by director James Gunn, and more.

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the film’s storyline continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians (Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
Blu-ray:
The Making of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – A four-part, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, done in the style of classic-rock album liner notes.
Visionary Intro – Director James Gunn provides context on how he continues and expands the storylines of these beloved characters in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Guardians Inferno Music Video – Join David Hasselhoff and special guests for a galactic retro dance party.
Gag Reel – Laugh out loud at all the hilarious off-script shenanigans and bloopers that took place on the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” featuring all your favorite Guardians. 
Four Deleted Scenes – Check out four specific scenes that had to be cut from the film, including two extended scenes and two deleted scenes.
Audio Commentary – Check out a special narration of the film by director James Gunn, who guides fans through an inside look at the making of the movie.

Digital:
All the features listed above plus four extra exclusives:
Three Scene Breakdowns (Digital Exclusives) – We’ll reveal the anatomy of a few key scenes from the film. Discover the process in bringing these scenes to life. It starts with a doodle and the rest is film history. Audiences will be given the option to view 5-6 layers of specific scenes in the film. Scenes include “Eclector Escape,” “Gamora and Nebula,” and “Rocket and Ravagers.”
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! (Digital Exclusive) – Get an exclusive sneak peek inside the most anticipated ride at Disneyland, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!. We’ll dig into the concepts and inspiration, and talk about what it took to bring the most epic ride at Disneyland to life.

DVD:
Does not include any bonus materials.

SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):
Product Offerings:
Digital = 4K UHD with HDR (HDR-10 or Dolby Vision), HD, SD
Physical = Cinematic Universe 4K UHD Combo Pack (4K UHD with HDR, Blu-ray, Digital Copy),
Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy), DVD and Exclusive Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack
On Demand – August 22nd – check with your local provider
Feature Run Time: Approximately 136 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Aspect Ratio:2.39:1
Audio: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English/Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus,
English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 5.1, English 2.0
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Subtitles:
Physical: English SDH, French & Spanish
Closed Captions:
Digital & DVD = English 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: Facebook.com/MarvelStudios
Website: Marvel.com
Twitter: Twitter.com/MarvelStudios
Instagram: Instagram.com/MarvelStudios

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Dawn of the Dead”) and produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nikolas Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers.

The sequel stars Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Beyond”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax, Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula, Pom Klementieff (“Ingrid Goes West,” “Oldboy”) as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”) as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “This Is Us”) as Taserface,  Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin, Tommy Flanagan (“Gladiator,” “Sin City”) as Tullk,  Laura Haddock (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Luther”) as Meredith Quill, with Sylvester Stallone (“Creed,” “The Expendables”) as Stakar, and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”) as Ego.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

Legends of Tomorrow Announces Tracy Ifeachor as S3 Villain

Legends of Tomorrow Announces Tracy Ifeachor as S3 Villain

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will get mighty personal for Vixen in Season 3. During the show’s panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Kuasa — the sister of Mari McCabe’s Vixen — was announced as a villain for the upcoming season. Now, we can put a face to the name. Entertainment Weekly reports that Quantico star Tracy Ifeachor will play the character.

Since Kuasa is Mari’s sister, that also makes her the granddaughter of Amaya, who is slated to be a main character in Legends Season 3. At SDCC, executive producer Marc Guggenheim confirmed that the two will cross paths at some point this season, saying, “We’re looking forward to the inevitable confrontation between Maisie [Richardson-Sellers]’s character and her granddaughter.”

RELATED: These Legends of Tomorrow S3 Premiere Storyboards Are Dino-riffic

This is not Kuasa’s first Arrowverse appearance, although it is the first time Ifeachor will play her. The character was Mari’s antagonist in The CW Seed animated series Vixen, where she was voiced by Anika Noni Rose. In the animated series, Kuasa tried to steal the totem back from Mari. However, when push came to shove, she joined Mari’s side and died fighting alongside her. Since Legends deals in time travel, the show will likely pluck her from some point before her death in the timeline.

As pictured above, Kuasa appears briefly in the teaser trailer for Legends of Tomorrow Season 3. However, little can be gleaned from her cameo, where she simply stands in darkness and smiles up at the sky.

RELATED: Legends of Tomorrow: Sara’s Season 3 Love Interest is a New Character

Ifeachor is no stranger to the genre. She has appeared in Doctor Who and The Originals and leant her voice to the Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne video game. Her past credits also include CrossbonesHawaii Five-0 and Billionaire Ransom.

Premiering on the CW on Tuesday, October 10, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s third season will star Arthur Darvill a s Rip Hunter, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, Nick Zano as Nick Heywood, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein and Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson.

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Will Smith Thinks It’s Almost Impossible to Become a Movie Star Now

During a chat at San Diego Comic-Con, Will Smith reveals his thoughts on how movie stardom has changed and become exceedingly rare.

News David Crow
Jul 26, 2017

When Will Smith enters a room, you tend to notice. This is of course doubly true when it is for the San Diego Comic-Con press conference of Netflix’s Bright, which marks the streaming giant’s first major original movie to star a figure often billed as Mr. Fourth of July. But be that as it may, he will always maintain an old school charisma that lights up the room in any situation, and redistributes all gravity in his general direction. This isn’t too surprising since he’s been doing this for over 20 years.

Hence why it is so intriguing to hear what he has to say about the industry he’s in, and how it seems to be struggling to create new stars like the one who can open a movie just by signing on—or who by appearing in a Netflix original film can thus get Hall H real estate for his SDCC panel. Indeed, Smith spoke very candidly about how the entire dynamic between stars, be in film or music, has changed in the 21st century, and why he thinks we’ll never see the kind of energy he needed to harness on his way up in the 1980s and ‘90s.

“I’m seeing that transition of the fans being more and more involved in the creative process,” Smith mused about the state of moviemaking. “In terms of movie stardom, it’s a huge difference. You almost can’t make new movie stars anymore, because there was a certain amount of privacy, and there was a certain amount of distance that you had from the audience, and only on July 4 did you have access. So that amount of access gave [you] this bigger than life thing.”

Yet in all of entertainment’s move toward total fan engagement and constant interaction, including at events like San Diego Comic-Con (or on the social media channels the event dominates), exclusivity and enigmatic allure has been lost.

Says Smith, “In the shift into this new world, it’s almost like a friendship with the fans. The relationship is less like the time of Madonna and Michael Jackson, or Tome Cruise—this gigantic figure—because you can’t create that anymore, the shift is to ‘we’re best friends.’ And then that’s like with the comments and those pictures [on social media]. I love trying to make that shift and make that transition into the new demands of the fans in this business.”

What Smith is referring to is a fascinating point. While fans have always been a very powerful form of soft currency in Hollywood since its earliest days (and pop stars have tended to bridge that distance to a greater degree than those who try to maintain a big screen mystique), the idea where you respond to essentially strangers on a daily basis via Twitter or Instagram, or Snapchat, and give them sometimes hourly updates on your comings and goings… it’s no longer about being bigger than life, but being a common every day fixture in these folks’ digital landscape. A cynic might even call it becoming furniture.

It is one of several changes in industry dynamics Smith has spoken eloquently about, as he also considered Christopher Nolan’s recent critique of the Netflix business model for film distribution that Smith is embracing, as well as defending the future of streaming as an avenue for artistic freedom.

Bright bows on Netflix (and a handful of theaters) on Dec. 22.

Read and download the full Den of Geek SDCC Special Edition magazine here!

Go Go Power Rangers #1 Review

Go Go Power Rangers is Boom's second monthly Power Rangers comic. And where Mighty Morphin Power Rangers chronicles the further adventures of the classic team, this series flashes back to their earliest days as costumed heroes. The idea being that we're following younger versions of Jason, Kimberly, Zach, Trini and Billy as they struggle to balance high school with super-heroics and come to terms with their destinies. And if that alone doesn't sound like enough of a selling point, the art might just win you over.

As is the case with pretty much every project he takes on, artist Dan Mora truly is the star of the show here. Mora's art has a very confident, slick quality to it. He knows how to tell a good story without getting tripped up by excessive liens or pointless details. Across the board, his figures are expressive and dynamic, ensuring that there's ample energy on the page regardless if the focus is on epic Ranger vs. Putty battles or simple high school drama. Raul Angulo's colors pair nicely with Mora's line-work, adding a great deal of depth to the page with his use of lighting.

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The 15 Most Gruesome Accidents that Lead to Super Powers

The 15 Most Gruesome Accidents that Lead to Super Powers

Origin stories are one of the most vital things to a superhero tale. They help us understand who they are and why they don a costume to defend those who can’t defend themselves. In some cases, they are the moment that creates a villain, or provides an outside reason for their heroic status. One of the most iconic introductions to a superhero, is the radioactive spider biting Peter Parker before Uncle Ben dies in a mugging. Even though it’s the spider that gives him the powers, it’s Uncle Ben’s death that spurs him on to wear that iconic red and blue costume (or pyjamas, as Tony Stark calls them).

RELATED: Collateral Damage: The 15 Most Brutal Civilian Deaths in Comics

Although we’ve seen plenty of live action origins, Hollywood is learning how to change them up — Deadpool did a great job of a grittier start. Some origin accidents are gross, horrific and sometimes tragic before a hero emerge. Peter’s transformation isn’t the most disgusting of origin stories, a simple spider bite and a long sleep gives him those powers. Some heroes have been blown to smithereens, burnt alive, murdered and even sent to hell before gaining the ability to fight evil. In our list, we’ve examined 15 of the most gruesome accidents that have led to super powers.

IRON MAN

Iron Man Origin

One of the world’s most popular superheroes, Iron Man has been immortalized onscreen thanks to Robert Downey Jr. In the comics, his origin is only slightly different to the MCU’s version. In Tales of Suspense #39 A terrorist called Wong-Chu keeps Stark captive after he activates a booby trap. The trap exploded, flinging shrapnel into Tony’s chest. In captivity, Stark would’ve been killed slowly and painfully as the shrapnel travelled closer and closer to his heart.

He built a suit of armor under the guise of creating weapons for the terrorists. The magnetic plate in the armor kept the shrapnel away from Tony’s heart and would help him escape. His escape still cost the life of his friend and fellow inventor, Ho Yinsen. So whilst both the shrapnel and the terrorists nearly killed him, an idea was sparked that turned Tony Stark into Iron Man.

DAREDEVIL

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Matt Murdock was a normal child until he was the victim of an unfortunate accident when he was a child. When a truck was hurtling towards an old man crossing the street, Matt ran to push the man out of the way. Unfortunately, the truck spills the cargo it was carrying, a radioactive liquid that viciously burns Matt’s eyes. The substance blinds him completely. That is until Matt realizes that all four of his other senses have been heightened to a superhuman level.

Whilst painful at first, he masters all of his senses and uses them to his advantage, even tracking down the gangsters responsible for his father’s death. Murdock uses his hearing as echolocation and can also act as a human lie detector when listening to other people’s heartbeats. He’s trained by Stick in martial arts before he becomes the devil of Hell’s Kitchen in Daredevil #1.

CAPTAIN MARVEL

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Carol Danvers rose through the ranks of the Air Force, eventually working for NASA. She began to work with a Kree warrior, Captain Mar-Vell, even forming a relationship with him. But when a villainous Kree fighter, Yon-Rogg, kidnapped her in an attempt to bait Captain Mar-Vell into a fight she was caught in an explosive crossfire between the two during Captain Marvel #18.

When an explosion wounded Danvers and exposed her to energy from Kree technology called the Psyche-Magneton, her cells were joined with Mar-Vell’s. This made her a Kree-Human hybrid, with fantastical results. She gained the power of flight, strength and she can project photon energy — worth the exposure to Kree explosions really. Whilst she originally went by the Ms. Marvel name, she took on the mantle of Captain Marvel when Steve Rogers persuaded her that Mar-Vell would want her to take up the name.

CAPTAIN ATOM

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US Air Force Officer Nathaniel Adam was wrongly accused of killing a senior officer and instead of being put to death he was asked to work with a special project. What he was really being asked, was to sit inside an alien spaceship and wait for scientists to blow up an atomic bomb underneath him. The ship and Nathaniel were both instantly vaporized in Captain Atom #1.

But some years later, Nathaniel reappeared. With his superiors wiping his original identity and giving him a new one, he became Captain Atom. The alien metal from the space ship had warped itself around his body granting him the ability to control and absorb energy. Captain Atom can also see radio waves and other types of transmissions and he doesn’t need air to survive. It’s impressive, but was it worth being vaporized?

THE SPECTRE

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The Spectre is one of the mystical heroes of the DC Universe. Jim Corrigan debuted in 1940 and had a particularly violent entry. Ironically, his first appearance was in More Fun Comics #52. The gruff cop was captured on his way to his engagement party by three criminals, as they stuffed him into a barrel of cement. Already, this doesn’t sound like “more fun”. They then throw the barrel with Corrigan inside it into a river and let it sink to the bottom.

Corrigan actually dies at the bottom of the river before receiving any powers. He’s met by a voice in the darkness that asks him if he wants revenge on those who killed him, and if he wants justice for the crime committed against him. He becomes The Spectre, a being possessing the powers of a god. Try throwing him to the bottom of a river now.

HULK

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Bruce Banner had a brilliant scientist’s mind for the majority of his life, and dedicated his life to science. He worked with Betty Ross, another brilliant scientist who he was also in love with. When his team are testing a gamma bomb in Incredible Hulk #1, Banner spots a figure on the testing field as Rick Jones had driven onto the field and was about to be hit by the impending bomb.

Bruce heroically pushed Rick out of the way, taking the full force of the gamma blast by himself. He should’ve been horrifically burnt or even completely vaporized. Surprisingly, Bruce was unharmed. His body had completely absorbed all of the gamma radiation. Although when Bruce started transforming into the Hulk, it wasn’t long before he and Betty figured out what had happened.

SWAMP THING

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In Swamp Thing #1 Alec Holland (like many superheroes) was a scientist. He was in the Louisiana swamps experimenting with various chemicals, looking to create a bio-restorative serum. Alec is awakened one night when two thugs plant a bomb in his lab. When it explodes, Alec is doused in the serum as he burns alive, diving into the swamp — he disappears. Shortly after, a green human-like creature emerged from the swamp.

The serum had dispersed Alec’s memories and personality into the swamp and also raised an elemental. An elemental’s job was to protect “the Green” should it be threatened. In a sad turn of events though, it turned out that Alec Holland really did die that night, and Swamp Thing just thinks he’s Holland. It’s emotional, but he did manage to give Holland’s corpse a proper burial.

SPAWN

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Todd McFarlane’s Spawn was one of the few titles to kick-start Image Comics, and it was an explosive start to say the least. Al Simmons worked for the CIA and frequently took part in some less then moral operations, including killing innocents. When Jason Wynn ordered Chapel to kill Simmons, he died in an explosion that quickly sent him to hell. He made a deal with the entity known as Malebolgia to send him back to Earth so he could see his wife again.

Unfortunately for Simmons this also meant losing his memories and being used as an agent of chaos for Malebolgia. He has potentially unlimited magical powers and his chains, cape and suit all aid him in fighting and killing the scum of the Earth. A hellish anti-hero, one that will be appearing on our screens once again very soon.

ULTIMATE IRON MAN

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Tony Stark wasn’t even born when he received his heightened capabilities in Ultimate Iron Man #1. Howard Stark had married Dr. Maria Cerrera after she had joined Stark Defense Corporation, working on bio-armor and regenerative serums. During an incident where an infected monkey attacked her, she was infected with the very virus she’d been working on.

And whilst it caused her immense pain and mental instability, the way it affected Tony in the womb was astounding. The neural tissue in his brain spread across his body, meaning he had a quicker mental capacity. Calling him a “brainbox” would be an understatement. The only downside is that his entire body would be in pain, as if he had third degree burns everywhere. Luckily Howard Stark had just created some bio-armor…

JESSICA JONES

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Her origin in the Netflix series is relatively similar to how Jessica got her powers in the comics (Alias #22-#23). When her family are given tickets to Disneyland from her father’s boss, Tony Stark, they go on vacation. But on their way home, Jessica was arguing with her brother in the backseat, distracting their father who was driving. This caused their car to be involved in a horrific accident when it crashed into a military convoy.

The rest of her family were killed in the collision. The military convoy however had been carrying radioactive materials. These chemicals covered the wreckage, and Jessica had also been doused in them. After the accident, she spent the next few months in a coma before awakening and discovering her super strength, flight and durability.

THE WINTER SOLDIER

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James Buchanan Barnes AKA Bucky AKA The Winter Soldier. Captain America’s best friend and ally was turned against him by the Russians after World War II. The Winter Soldier debuted in Ed Brubaker’s Captain America Vol.5 #1. In the same explosion that flung Cap into ice and froze him for years, Bucky lost his arm and was also frozen. He was recovered out of the ice by a Russian submarine.

They managed to revive Barnes and fitted a robotic arm in the bloody mess where the explosion had ripped off his left arm. The cybernetic enhancement meant that he had faster reflexes and heightened strength, making him a perfect weapon. The Soviets then brainwashed Bucky into becoming an assassin for them. Oh, and when he wasn’t in cryogenic stasis, he had something of a relationship with Black Widow.

DOCTOR OCTOPUS

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One of Spider-Man’s most famous villains was a gifted scientist with a mean streak after years of bullying and abandonment. In 1968’s The Amazing Spider-Man #3, he’d already earned the name ‘Doctor Octopus’ from his colleagues thanks to the four-armed robotic harness he had created. But during a radioactive explosion at the lab Otto worked at, the harness had fused itself to his body.

Not only were the limbs part of him, but the explosion had also changed the physiology of his brain so that he could control them at will. Not only do all four arms have pincers allowing Doctor Octopus to pick up and carry whatever he requires, but they also have extreme strength and durability, and they’re able to withstand extreme heat. He can multi-task with all of the arms, frequently fighting and moving across walls and buildings simultaneously.

CYBORG

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Cyborg was another young mind caught in an explosion. Victor Stone was the son of scientist Silas Stone at S.T.A.R. Labs. His mother Elinore was also a scientist, and the pair of them regularly experimented on Victor before the accident, giving him a high IQ level. In his classic origin, Victor is attacked by a huge monster from another dimension after a portal experiment goes wrong. Silas rebuilds his body with metal prosthetics.

But in The New 52’s Justice League: Origin, Victor is caught in an explosion from a Motherbox at S.T.A.R. Labs. Victor survives — even if the majority of his body has been burnt away. His father takes him to the Red Room and uses various pieces of technology to build Victor an entirely new body. This includes pieces of the Motherbox, a Promethean skin graft, and he also absorbs part of a Parademon in the ensuing fight.

DEADPOOL

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When Wade Wilson was working for the Weapon X program, he killed one of his teammates on a mission, which led to his healing factor strangely failing him. This meant that his cancer began to re-emerge in his body. He was kicked down to ‘the Hospice’ for Weapon X rejects, and it was here that Ajax tortured Wade in various ways trying to unlock his mutant gene.

When Wade mercy-killed a fellow reject after being lobotomized, Ajax ripped out Wade’s heart as punishment. This actually caused the mutant gene to heal Wade and helped him escape the Hospice, but not before he violently burnt the place to the ground and killed every single one of the guards, including Ajax. He took on the name Deadpool after the rejects put bets in a ‘deadpool’ to see which one of them would live the longest.

DOCTOR MANHATTAN

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With Watchmen being brought back into DC continuity thanks to DC Rebirth, Doctor Manhattan plays a vital role. But back in the original Watchmen story, Doctor John Osterman was a nuclear physicist. He was a humble man with a girlfriend and a stable career until he was accidentally locked in an ‘Intrinsic Field Subtractor’ and he was the victim of a horrific accident.

When the countdown hit zero, Osterman’s body was ripped apart layer by layer in a matter of seconds. Weeks later, John started to reappear; first as a nervous system, then as a skeletal body with some muscles, and then finally as the glowing blue form we all know. He was given the “Doctor Manhattan” name to resonate with the nuclear Manhattan Project from World War II.

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WONDER WOMAN 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Steelbook Cover Art Features A New Image Of Gal Gadot’s Diana

Though we still don't have an official home release date for Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, the cover art for the upcoming 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook has found its way online. Click on to check it out...

AMC Launches The Walking Dead Subscription Boxes As A New Way To Get Fans Money

AMC Launches The Walking Dead Subscription Boxes As A New Way To Get Fans Money

Only $49.99 every three months!

Source: Press Release

Subscription boxes are all the rage now, ranging from "nerd" boxes like Loot Crate to dog boxes like BarkBox to weed boxes like Club M. AMC is hopping on that train introducing The Walking Dead Subscription Box, a quarterly box filled with limited edition merchandise from The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead

The quarterly box will cost $49.99 and will go on sale in September, for October delivery to coincide with The Walking Dead's season eight premiere. Each box will contain five to seven items, "from t-shirts and action figures to pins and mugs".

AMC is also launching The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club, which will allow fans to earn points toward virtual and physical goods. Examples of ways to earn points include watching episodes of the show, posting on social media, and creating fan art. Those points can be redeemed for exclusive digital content, collectible items, limited-edition apparel, and fan experiences with cast members, including a private set tour and lunch with cast members.



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Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o Stormed SDCC’s Showfloor as Pink Ranger

Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o Stormed SDCC’s Showfloor as Pink Ranger

Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o stopped by the showfloor during last weekend’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, though most in attendance probably weren’t aware of it. Nyong’o shared a video on her Instagram page that shows the actress anonymously dancing around the convention center, disguised as the Power Rangers’ Pink Ranger, albeit with a headscarf and an identity-concealing white mask.

Interacting with a few, noticed by some and ignored by most, Nyong’o can be seen busting moves within DC Comics’ booth as well as Lucasfilm’s, in addition to various other locations. Moving to the sounds of Kendrick Lamar’s I Love Myself, the 60-second video concludes with Nyong’o momentarily removing her mask, confirming her identity and probably leaving those in the background of the video slapping their foreheads in disbelief.

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Nyong’o, who plays Nakia in the Black Panther film, isn’t the first celebrity to covertly walk through the exhibit hall in cosplay. In past years, Daniel Radcliffe meandered the convention floor dressed as Spider-Man, and Bryan Cranston infamously strolled through the hall dressed as his Breaking Bad alter-ego Walter White.

On the other hand, Nyong’o was readily recognized during her scheduled appearance at Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel, where she helped promot the film.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018. Nyong’o stars alongside Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown and John Kani.

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Get A Closer Look At Peter Parker’s Iron Spider Outfit From SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Were you excited to see the Peter's Iron Spider suit in Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming? Well, now you can get a closer look at the suit, and find out which future film the design came from. Take a look!

Inexpensive Variant Watch: Generation Gone #1 Jesse James Exclusive

Jesse James Comics is at it again with another low price variant. This time for Generation Gone #1, the new Image series that was just released last week.

Having spoken to Jesse about the variants, he said he likes to put out the variants at a low cost so more people get the chance to pick them up. The Generation Gone #1‘s are $6.38 shipped. Not a bad deal.


Henry Cavill Addresses Those Justice League Reshoots

The mustache that Henry Cavill grew for Mission: Impossible 6 has been in the news quite a bit recently due to it resulting in reported complications surrounding the Justice League reshoots. Given that he now sports popular culture's most prominent mustache, it was only a matter of time before Cavill himself spoke on the matter.

For the uninitiated, reshoots for Justice League have dragged on considerably, as they have reportedly been ongoing for two months and cost Warner Bros. $25 million. Part of the problem is working around the schedules of the film's actors, and that includes Cavill. Cavill, who plays Superman, is currently working on the latest Mission: Impossible movie, for which he has grown a hearty mustache. Paramount, the studio behind that movie, won't let him shave the mustache, so Justice League is having to reportedly digitally remove the mustache from Cavill's face, lest Superman suddenly be sporting some lip fuzz.

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Marvel and Lexus Team Up for Black Panther Digital Graphic Novel

Marvel and Lexus Team Up for Black Panther Digital Graphic Novel

Lexus and Marvel has announced a collaboration that extends beyond the company’s cars being in Black Panther, with the news revealed last Friday at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the day before Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel, which revealed exclusive new looks at the upcoming film.

Coming out this fall, a multi-part Black Panther custom “digital graphic novel,” titled Black Panther: Soul of a Machine, will be released to help the audience get to know T’Challa and other characters featured in the movie. There will be eight different covers to go with the initial chapter releases, plus a collected edition. The comic is published by Marvel Custom Solutions, a division of Marvel publishing that has partnered with many companies over the years to bring a distinctly Marvel spin to branded content.

RELATED: Black Panther’s Wright Excited For Shuri’s Potential Superhero Future

To write the story, Marvel and Lexus turned to Fabian Nicieza — whose name fans will recognize thanks to his runs on New Warriors, Thunderbolts and oh yeah, co-creating some dude named Deadpool. The comic will be illustrated by Scott “Rahzzah” Wilson and Szymon Kudranski.

“When [Marvel Custom Solutions Editor Darren Sanchez] told me that they were looking at doing a Black Panther/Lexus story, my first reaction, having been a Lexus driver, was that makes a lot of sense,” Nicieza revealed. “Because there’s a lot of aspects of both that overlap with each other. And then he told me it was going to be an 80-page story and I said, ‘OK, this is a project.’ This is something that is quite a bit more in-depth than a 12-page mini-commercial or something like that.”

“The whole idea of this is to tell a Black Panther/World of Wakanda story, it’s set in the Marvel Universe, that speaks to all the ethos of Lexus. Yes, there is an LC 500 in it and yes it’s beautiful, but the entire aspect of the story is about creating that, the need to create it, and the need to understand how man and machine work best together.”

The villain of the story is a long-standing character who has lost some of his humanity and believes machines are the way of the future. Here’s the official description of the story: “Centered around the balance between human and machine, the comic features the Lexus LC 500 with a new, Wakandan spin and its role in helping the Black Panther defeat a legendary villain.”

Mindy Hamilton, SVP of Global Partnerships at Marvel, wanted to start early on this project (conversations had begun two years ago) and really make something special.

“It is probably one of the most ambitious ones that we’ve done…this one’s going to be sick,” Hamilton said. “I mean, it is just sick. Not only is it eight different chapters, [there will be a ninth chapter and] when we bundle them all together, it also unlocks another story. But it also has motion graphics. So as you’re literally propelling the story, the panels…come to life. And we felt it was an important layer just in the story, the DNA, that we were telling about man and machine. And the fact that it’s a digital concept And the fact that there’s motion to it, we just said, ‘That’s perfect.'”

The partnership between Black Panther and Lexus was celebrated at a party last Friday in San Diego, with the movie’s star Chadwick Boseman in attendance (as seen above). Keep an eye out for the comic in the fall, and Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Boseman in the title role, hits theaters Feb. 16, 2018.

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Spawn: McFarlane Envisions DiCaprio as Film’s Star

Spawn: McFarlane Envisions DiCaprio as Film’s Star

Artist Todd McFarlane has one very specific actor in mind to play Twitch in the upcoming Spawn reboot: Leonardo DiCaprio. Speaking to Vulture, McFarlane revealed that DiCaprio’s Wolf of Wall Street performance inspired him as he penned the script.

“When I was writing, I had Leonardo DiCaprio in my head,” McFarlane explained. “I don’t know if people have seen The Wolf of Wall Street, but there is a manicness in him. He was going up and down and up and down. It was almost dizzying emotionally to go with him. There are parts in this movie where I’m going to need an actor to make those moves both in terms of normality, and in terms of manic, and in terms of anger and in terms of joy and be able to go to some extremes in it.”

McFarlane has drawn from other pop culture influences for his film, including the 1975 Steven Spielberg-directed Jaws. 

RELATED: Todd McFarlane to Write, Direct R-Rated Spawn Movie for Blumhouse

Spawn #1 was first published in 1992 and created by McFarlane. The series starred a former black ops soldier, Al Simmons, who was returned to the land of the living after being murdered by one of his own squad members. Resurrected as a superpowered hellspawn, Simmons — who would adopt the moniker Spawn — was contracted by the demon Malebolgia and his servant Violator to do Hell’s bidding on Earth.

McFarlane has not yet revealed further details about his planned Spawn reboot, but did hint in the same interview that several Hollywood actors have reached out to him and that he is currently considering his collaboration options. McFarlane will join with Blumhouse Productions, the production company behind Get Out and The Purge series, to bring Spawn to the big screen.

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Nicholas Hoult In Talks To Play Young J.R.R. Tolkien

Nicholas Hoult In Talks To Play Young J.R.R. Tolkien

Was Tolkien ever young?

Source: Deadline

Nicholas Hoult is in talks to star in Tolkien, a biopic about novelist J.R.R. Tolkien's life. The film will follow the author's formative years among a fellow group of outcasts at school, leading up to the outbreak of The First World War. The role will be challenging for Hoult as Tolkien was born looking 100 years old.

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Tolkien is written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and directed by Finnish director Dome Karukoski. There's no word yet if the film will end with Tolkien's estate suing Warner Bros. for $80 million.

Hoult's upcoming films include The Current WarThe Favourite, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series #1 Review

There's hardly a shortage of new Guardians of the Galaxy material out there this summer, what with the debut of the new movie, Marvel's twice-monthly All-New Guardians of the Galaxy comic and the Telltale adventure game. Those latter two projects converge with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series comic. Despite the title, this comic isn't an adaptation of the game, but rather a prequel. But if you haven't played those episodes of the game released thus far, fret not. This book functions as a perfectly enjoyable, continuity-free Guardians adventure.

Not having played the game myself, I'm happy that writer Fred Van Lente and artist Salva Espin have taken that simple, straightforward approach. The series could just as easily be an offshoot of the regular Marvel comics or the film, given how synergized this franchise is at the moment. It stars the same core quintet as they struggle to pay the bills and find a bounty worthy of their talents. Nothing groundbreaking, but enjoyable all the same.

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Keith David Joins New Warriors In Recurring Role

Keith David Joins New Warriors In Recurring Role

We have it on good authority Keith David will play the original Squirrel Girl.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Keith David has been cast in a recurring role on Freeform's Marvel's New Warriors. David will play Ernest Vigman, a caustic municipal employee who butts up against the hopeful energy of the new warriors.

The show "features six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates." Marvel's first live-action scripted comedy, New Warriors was picked up straight to series in April for 10 episodes.

David joins the cast of Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel GirlDerek Theler as Mister ImmortalJeremy Tardy as Night ThrasherCalum Worthy as SpeedballMatthew Moy as Microbe, and Kate Comer as Debrii.



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Director Tim Miller On Leaked Deadpool Footage: ‘I Thought Fox Would Kill Me’

The origin of the Deadpool movie has become one of the great stories of Hollywood. It’s a film that spent a solid six-ish years in development. They had carried it along to the test footage stage, but when it came time to push it forward to the next one, 20th Century Fox simply didn’t have the confidence to move forward. It wasn’t until the infamous test footage leaked in 2014 that things finally started moving forward.


RELATED: Ryan Reynolds Outraged Over Josh Brolin Casting


Speaking with Collider, director Tim Miller reflected on this moment in time, and on his feelings when the footage was leaked.

“We developed [Deadpool]. We did the little test. It just didn’t happen. In Hollywood, stuff gets to a point — you get a budget, you get a movie star and everything — then the studio says yes or no. If they say no, then everyone walks away quickly.”
“The leak which happened at Comic-Con. I literally got home from Comic-Con, put my bags down from getting off the train, and my phone starts blowing up. Like, ‘Dude, your s**t’s online. Oh my f**king god!’ I was horrified. I felt sick to my stomach. I thought Fox would kill me.”

So far, no one has come out and claimed responsibility for leaking the footage, and it looks like the mystery still continues. Of course, the reception to the footage was over-the-moon, and it ended up being the bedrock on which the entire film was built, so no one can exactly fault the person who leaked it, but you would’ve thought they’d come out by now.

Perhaps in the next decade, once this whole era of filmmaking is passed, our knight in shining armor will finally reveal itself.

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SOURCE: Collider

HBO’s Watchmen Series Won’t Be a Straight Adaptation

The Watchmen series that's currently in development at HBO -- to be helmed by Lost/The Leftovers' Damon Lindelof -- isn't going to be a straight adaptation, HBO prez Casey Bloys told IGN.

Which makes sense when you consider that Alan Moore's Watchman is a closed story that could probably serve as the inspiration for, say, a single season of TV and not an ongoing series.

"I don't want to talk too much about it, but Damon is thinking about it in a way exactly as you describe it," Bloys said. "Which is, how do you take the material and derive from it a TV show, without making it a literal translation?"

Would that mean creating material for the show that wasn't in the graphic novel? "I think so, yes," Bloys responded.

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Boom! Studios October 2017 Solicitations

Boom! Studios October 2017 Solicitations

Highlights include Grass Kings #8, WWE #10, and Lumberjanes #43.

Source: BOOM! Studios

EUGENIC #1 (OF 3)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $5.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Eryk Donovan
Subscription Cover: Robbi Rodriguez
Synopsis:
From the GLAAD Award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: The Casting, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity's future in the vein of Black Mirror.
When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are... unnatural, and the definition of "normal" is forever altered.

RUGRATS #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Box Brown
Artist: Lisa Dubois
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Lunchbox Subscription Variant Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Variant Cover: Art Baltazar
Blank Sketch Variant Cover: N/A
Synopsis:
Hang on to your diapies, babies! We're teaming up with Nickelodeon for all-new Rugrats adventures featuring the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen!
Tommy, Chucky, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing they can do. They're going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!

GARFIELD: THE THING IN THE FRIDGE OGN SC
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $9.99
Writers: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier
Artists: Antonio Alfaro, Aatmaja Pandya
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
Synopsis: Something's in the kitchen with Garfield...and it's serving up a scary surprise for the Fat Cat's midnight snack! Garfield and Odie encounter thrills, chills, and some decidedly freaky food in this full-length tale of culinary craziness. Bon appetit!

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Stephane Roux
"Movie Poster" Intermix Cover: Jeremy Wilson
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams and Marco D'Alfonso
Connecting Variant Cover: Will Robson
Variant Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson
Synopsis: Jack and Lo Pan have a less-than-friendly reunion and are forced to team up on the hellish road to Chinatown.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA ILLUSTRATED NOVEL: BIG TROUBLE IN MERRIE OLDE ENGLAND HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2017*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Matthew J. Elliott
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin
Synopsis:
In this second Big Trouble in Little China illustrated prose novel, Jack Burton, Wang Chi, and Gracie Law are forced on an adventure to find the lost Excalibur sword, so they must traverse the mystical, topsy-turvy underbelly of England.
Hunted by the Wing Kong and the reanimated corpse of Lightning, the trio discovers that things are never as they seem.
Writer Matthew J. Elliott (RiffTrax , Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Mother Russia) and illustrator Jonas Scharf (War for the Planet of the Apes, Warlords of Appalachia) present a new chapter to the travails of cult hero Jack Burton!

BILL & TED SAVE THE UNIVERSE #5 (of 5)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artist: Derek Charm
Synopsis: Final issue! Bill and Ted fight against Glurm's forces in one last-ditch effort to save the universe.

KONG: GODS OF SKULL ISLAND
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Artist: Chad Lewis
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jeremy Wilson
Incentive Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Synopsis:
In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has travelled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there. Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among them, they're devoted to their god...and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real.
BOOM! Studios' Kong comics are based on Joe DeVito's Skull Island and Merian C. Cooper's King Kong. The publisher recently completed a 12-issue series, Kong of Skull Island, written by James Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and illustrated by Carlos Magno (Lantern City).

PLANET OF THE APES ARCHIVE VOL. 2: BEAST ON THE PLANET OF THE APES HC
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $59.99
Writer: Doug Moench
Artists: Dan Adkins, Alfredo P. Alcala, Mike Esposito, Rico Rival, Sal Trapani, Herb Trimpe, and George Tuska
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Synopsis:
Experience Marvel Comics' legendary 1970s Planet of the Apes Magazine with new eyes. Remastered and collected here for the first time, this prestigious hardcover edition chronicles the complete adventures of Derek Zane, a technological genius bent on using time travel to find the whereabouts of Colonel Taylor and the crew of the Liberty 1.
Live the movies like never before with the original adaptations based on the acclaimed Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) and Michael Wilson (Lawrence of Arabia) screenplay for Planet of the Apes, and the Paul Dehn (Murder on the Orient Express) screenplay for Beneath the Planet of the Apes.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES #4 (of 4)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mikhail Borulko
Subscription Cover: Jay Shaw
Synopsis: Final issue! With winter thawing and the Colonel closing in, Caesar must make sure his apes are prepared for war.

SONS OF ANARCHY: REDWOOD ORIGINAL VOL. 2 SC
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Eoin Marron
Cover Artist: Chris Brunner
Synopsis:
Jax Teller is at rock bottom, stripped of his prospect kutte and deemed a civilian in the eyes of the club. But with the help of his best friend Opie, Jax has one last-ditch plan to get back in Clay's good graces and regain his position in the Sons of Anarchy: track down the Biker with No Name that has been terrorizing SAMCRO.
Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Eoin Marron continue the authorized prologue to Kurt Sutter's critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy, depicting Jax Teller's first year as a SAMCRO prospect.
Collects issues #5-8.

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE SC
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Eric Carrasco
Artist: Kendall Goode
Cover Artist: N/A
Synopsis:
This all-new, authorized graphic novel bridges the gap between The Maze Runner hit feature films, The Scorch Trials and the upcoming The Death Cure.
They used to live and die by the Maze—a seemingly endless labyrinth of deathtraps that kept the Gladers prisoner and in fear. But the day Thomas arrived, he motivated them all to push back... and escape.
But what they discovered was far worse than any maze—a world scorched by disease and controlled by the oppressive organization, WCKD. Thomas, aided by a band of rebels, now readies to take the fight right to WCKD's doorstep in the hope of finding a cure for the plague that's ravaging mankind.

THE WOODS #36
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: Series finale! The students of Bay Point Preparatory High School spend their final days in the forests of the alien moon.

MECH CADET YU #3 (of 4)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Takeshi Miyazawa
Connecting Subscription Cover: Marcus To
Synopsis: The cadets are undergoing their most intense training yet, when Park's mech starts to malfunction with dangerous consequences.

LAZARETTO #2 (of 5)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
Synopsis: Classes have been cancelled and Pascal South is on lockdown to prevent the spread of contagions, but the infected students see it as a non-stop party.

GRASS KINGS #8
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
Synopsis: Bruce thinks back to the town he used to be sheriff of, and how his frustration drove him to follow Robert into the Grass Kingdom.

THE UNSOUND #5 (of 6)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jack T. Cole
Cover Artist: Jack T. Cole
Synopsis: Ashli and the remaining survivors try to escape the asylum before insanity envelops them all. But there are stronger forces that won't let them leave—forces that will reveal age-old secrets about the Prince of Fools and Ashli's role in the growing madness.

VICTOR LAVALLE'S DESTROYER #6 (of 6)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Dietrich Smith
Cover Artist: Micaela Dawn
Synopsis: Final issue! In the wreckage of the Lab, Frankenstein's Monster faces off against Akai with the fate of the world and the family lineage hanging in the balance.

SISTERS OF SORROW #4 (of 4)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Kurt Sutter and Courtney Alameda
Artist: Hyeonjin Kim
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Taj Tenfold
Intermix Cover: Andre De Freitas
Synopsis: Final issue! The Sisters' war with the LAPD reaches its breaking point when Dominique and the head of the task force meet face-to-face.

SABAN'S GO GO POWER RANGERS #4
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Civilian Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Locker Variant Cover: Michelle Wong
Homage Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos
Paper Doll Variant: Audrey Mok
Synopsis: The Rangers go head-to-head with Rita's monster, Flog, and finally start to settle into their roles as Earth's protectors. But all the while, Rita is plotting a new attack that the Rangers will never see coming...because it involves Kim's boyfriend, Matthew.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #20
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Connecting Variant Cover: Steve Morris
Variant Cover: Dan Mora
Action Figure Variant Cover: Joshua McDonald
Synopsis: An eye-opening new piece of Power Rangers history is revealed! Well before Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy, and Trini became Power Rangers, Zordon was forced to recruit Rangers to battle a foe who's downright... psycho.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS YEAR ONE: DELUXE EDITION HC
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $75.00
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando, Mairghread Scott
Artists: Hendry Prasetya, Thony Silas, Jonathan Lam, Daniel Bayliss, Corin Howell
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Synopsis:
Based on the worldwide phenomenon TV series from the 1990s, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Year One Deluxe Edition contains the first year (issues #0-12) of BOOM! Studios' hit comic book series into a gorgeous, oversized, hardcover package, perfect for collectors.
This 500-page hardcover also contains a foreword by original Green Ranger Jason David Frank, a brand-new story by series writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniel Bayliss, the complete "The Ongoing Adventures of Bulk & Skull" story, cover gallery, and never-before-seen character designs.

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I'M BURNING STAR IV #7 (of 12)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Cover Artist: Rags Morales
Synopsis: The Narrows invite Inferno and his crew into the Citadel for a home-cooked meal, but will they be the guests or the main course?

WWE #10
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Serg Acuña
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Then Variant Cover: David Nakayama
Forever Variant Cover: Rahzzah
Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
Royal Rumble Variant Cover: Brent Schoonover
Synopsis: As the Wyatt Family's attacks on Roman Reigns intensify, Bray Wyatt inches even closer to ruling the WWE Universe.

STARDUST KID HC
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Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Mike Ploog
Cover Artist: Mike Ploog
Synopsis:
The fantasy epic by legendary creators J.M. DeMatteis (Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt) and Mike Ploog (The Spirit) is collected in this special hardcover edition, which includes never-before-seen artwork, script pages, and a new introduction by DeMatteis.
When Cody DiMarco went to bed, life was the same as it's always been. But he awoke in a new place, victim to a magic older than time. Now, four children must band together in order to restore their families—and the planet—if they're to solve the great mystery of the Stardust Kid.

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #8 (of 12)
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Simon Spurrier and Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mike Huddleston
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Synopsis: Thurma and Kensho finally reach the entrance to the Fireling realm, but before they can enter, they'll have to face Jen and his army!

THE COMPLETE OKKO SC
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Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $39.99
Writer: Hub
Artist: Hub
Cover Artist: Hub
Synopsis:
From master storyteller Hub, The Complete Okko contains Volumes 1-4 and the never-before-released-in-English Vol. 5 of his ambitious fantasy series that explores one ronin's journey of redemption across a world that is as beautiful as it is violent.
It is the Time of Mists in the Pajan Empire, an era of warring clans struggling for ultimate power. While most warriors shed blood on the battlefield for one clan or another, Okko the Ronin travels elsewhere on a more personal mission, hunting demons across the land with his companions.

TYSON HESSE'S DIESEL: GEAR SHIFT SPECIAL
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse
Synopsis:
Dee Diesel is back in this brand-new special featuring the next chapter in her epic saga!
Dee, Rickets, and Bull go back under the clouds to help Bull's people in the aftermath of the attack on the capital. There, the trio discovers the wreckage of Peacetowne and reunites with old friends.
Perfect for fans of Amulet and The Legend of Korra!

HI-FI FIGHT CLUB #3 (of 4)
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Nina VakuevaGo
Cover Artist: Nina Vakueva
Synopsis: Now that Chris knows about Vinyl Mayhem's dark, amazing secret, it's time to get her in fighting shape to save Roary from certain musical DOOM!

GIANT DAYS #31
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Synopsis: Daisy has abandoned (friend)ship after the apocalyptic falling out from last issue, so McGraw (whose own reputation is in shambles) takes it upon himself to mend things.

SLAM! THE NEXT JAM #2 (of 4)
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Pamela Ribon
Artist: Marina Julia
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Veronica Fish
Subscription Cover: Meredith Gran
Synopsis: Knockout takes up coaching and is quickly the least popular woman with a whistle, while a recent transfer to the league messes with the status quo.

MISFIT CITY VOL. 1 SC
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Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Synopsis:
Nothing's happened in Wilder's hometown since they filmed the cult kids' adventure movie The Gloomies there in the '80s. Now Cannon Cove is just a boring tourist trap where nothing ever happens... until she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary!
It's a rip-roaring adventure written by award-winning screenwriter Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde ) and Kurt Lustgarten, and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz.
Collects issues #1-4.

MISFIT CITY #6
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Synopsis: With more than one ruthless treasure-hunter on the girls' tail, can they get to Black Mary's booty first and keep their heads in the process?

LUMBERJANES VOL. 7 SC
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Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artists: Carey Pietsch, Ayme Sotuyo
Cover Artist: Noelle Stevenson
Synopsis:
The High Council is coming to camp and counselor Jen is determined to make everything perfect, even though a storm is brewing and kittens from the boys' camp are manifesting magical powers. It's every Lumberjane on deck as the girls do their best to prep the grounds for inspection!
This New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award-winning series is a story of friendship, hardcore lady-types, and kicking a lot of butt. Don't miss out on the continued adventures of the Lumberjanes written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh (Super Cakes) with stories illustrated by Carey Pietsch (Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift) and newcomer Ayme Sotuyo.

LUMBERJANES #43
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Ayme Sotuyo
Synopsis: Time is completely out of whack! Ripley and Jen have swapped ages, Rosie is... changing, and their only hope lies in the surprising return of an old friend.

BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA SC
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Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Sam Sykes
Artist: Selina Espiritu
Cover Artist: Bridget Underwood
Synopsis:
Fantasy author Sam Sykes (Aeons' Gate) and artist Selina Espiritu present the story of one young chef facing monstrous odds—and literal monsters!
Brianna has big dreams of starting her own restaurant. When her ailing father, a celebrity restaurant magnate, poses a challenge to his only daughter and 15 sons, she sets out to create the best restaurant around! Thing is, the only city she can afford to set up shop in is Monster City.
Great for fans of Adventure Time and Steven Universe.
Collects the complete limited series.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #9
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Subscription Cover: Sibylline Meynet
Synopsis: Steven and the Gems go on a fishing trip and encounter a giant eel!

OVER THE GARDEN WALL #19
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Artist: Cara McGee
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Subscription Cover: Diigii Daguna
Synopsis: An adventure in the day of a mysterious fishing fish, who seems to fish up far more trouble than the average fisher fish.

ADVENTURE TIME 2017 SPOOOKTACULAR
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: Grady Hendrix, Alyssa Wong, Adam Cesare, Chris Lackey
Artist: Heather Danforth, Christine Larsen, Slimm Fabert, Kate Sherron
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ian Culbard
Incentive Cover: Jordan Crane
Synopsis:
To celebrate Halloween, it's a collection of fresh new shorts starring everyone's favorite malevolent mint, Peppermint Butler!
Whether he's resorting to dark magick to launder his bow tie or fighting in the War of the Magicians, Pep Buts is the most tireless butler in Ooo. And in the land of Aaa, Butterscotch Butler is determined to keep Prince Gumball's spooky masquerade safe from Marshall Lee's tricks!

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #16
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Bethany Sellers, Leah Williams, Ian Herring, Kinoko Evans
Artists: Bethany Sellers, Ryan Jampole, Ian Herring, Kinoko Evans
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jon Lam
Subscription Cover: Richard Chang
Variant Cover: Walter Pax
Synopsis: Simon and young Marcie have to repair Hambo's arm, and we hear the tale of how a goose became a Choose Goose.

ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW #3 (of 6)
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Conor McCreery
Artist: Mattia di Meo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Phil Murphy
Main Cover (50/50 Intermix): Phil Murphy
Subscription Cover: Peter Nguyen
Mash-Up Homage Variant Cover: Gaby Epstein
Synopsis: With both of their broships on the line, Mordecai and Finn team up while Rigby and Jake go their own way. Will they be able to find the power before it's too late?

ADVENTURE TIME #69
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover: Rii Abrego
Synopsis: As the balloon race comes to an end, Princess Bubblegum finally gets to the bottom of what is going on!

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 13 SC
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Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Chris Hastings
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Synopsis: When old friends and enemies suddenly make a resurgence in Ooo, Finn and Jake know that something is about to go down. Between building their own dungeon and saving the world, the heroes might be stretched too thin. If they can't save the day, then who can? Written by Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool) and illustrated by Ian McGinty (Welcome to Showside). Collects issue #58-61.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


He’ll Be Back? Cameron Pursuing New ‘Terminator’ Trilogy

He'll Be Back? Cameron Pursuing New 'Terminator' Trilogy

First Avatar sequel still isn't out yet…

Source: Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron hoping to make new Terminator trilogy

Filmmaker James Cameron is looking to go back to one of his earliest successes, the Terminator. Cameron wrote and directed the first two Terminator films, but the films since have been in other creators' hands. Cameron wasn't very pleased with what's become of the Terminator franchise:

"I think it's fairly widely known that I don't have a lot of respect for the films that were made later" … "I was supportive at the time in each case for Arnold's sake because he is a close friend. He has been a mate of mine since 33 years ago so I was always supportive and never too negative. But they didn't work for me for various reasons."

 

After the first Terminator, Cameron went on to do other successful films such as Aliens, The Abyss, and True Lies. He also wrote and directed the enormously successful Titanic and Avatar films, the latter which he is working to have four sequels for. Though he gave up on directing the adaptation of the manga Battle Angel Alita, and the Avatar sequels have been pushed back several times (the first now aiming for December 2020), he is now looking at revisiting the Terminator.

In 2019, some of the rights to the Terminator will revert back to Cameron and he is in discussions with David Ellison, the current rights holder, to "oversee" a new three-arc film. 'Ol T-800 himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, would be involved in the new films "to some extent" but the plans is to "pass the baton" to new characters and reinvent the franchise.

Maybe we'll get a new Terminator trilogy before 2029 when the Terminator from the first movie makes the jump… Maybe.



Written or Contributed by sdsichero


Bond 25 Release Date, Director, and More News

The still untitled James Bond 25 is set to arrive in November 2019, as MGM closes in on a director.

News Mike Cecchini Joseph Baxter
Jul 26, 2017

Pour yourself a vodka martini, because there's a new James Bond movie coming in 2019. While it still doesn't have a title, MGM and Eon Productions have confirmed that Bond 25 will get a US release on November 8, 2019. Expect it to open earlier in the UK. Usually we complain about things like that, but James Bond is their guy, so that would be really petty of me.

Bond 25 Director

With star Daniel Craig seemingly set to field one more 007 franchise run in the untitled Bond 25 before riding off into the sunset in his Aston Martin DB5, rumblings about which director will procure the honor of helming this effort are starting to be felt, thanks to a report by Deadline. While the report acknowledges (but doesn't confirm,) the prevalent rumor of Baby Driver director Edgar Wright being in the running, it instead points to a (Christopher Nolan-less) trio of prospective cinematic skippers: Denis Villeneuve, Yann Demange and David Mackenzie.

Denis Villeneuve is the most prominent name here. Villeneuve is white hot in the industry right now, coming off his Oscar-nominated directorial effort for 2016 sci-fi drama Arrival and his upcoming effort for the decades-in-the-making sci-fi revival film Blade Runner 2049. His other lauded recent offerings include the 2015 crime drama Sicario, the 2013 mystery thriller Enemy and the 2013 mystery thriller Prisoners.

Yann Demange, a director who’s mostly fielded work in television dramas such as Top Boy, Criminal Justice, Dead Set and Secret Diary of a Call Girl, made notable film industry impact with 2014’s ’71, in which Jack O’Connell plays as a disillusioned British soldier during the 1971 riot in Belfast. He’s also deep into a crime drama called White Boy Rick, which stars Matthew McConaughey, opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh.

David Mackenzie, a director with an eye for gritty cinema, impressed moviegoers with 2016’s Hell or High Water, an arid, Texas-set crime drama, which featured names like Jeff Bridges, Christ Pine and Ben Foster. He’s known for films such as the 2014 prison drama Starred Up, which starred Jack O’Connell, and the 2011 Ewan McGregor/Eva Green sci-fi romance offering Perfect Sense. Mackenzie will reunite with Pine and Foster for the 14th Century Scottish drama Outlaw King and fields the upcoming TV movie Damnation and the series Gemstone.

Bond 25 Cast

Eon and MGM promise that we'll get casting and director info "at a later date." But I have to imagine that with a 2019 release date, they're unlikely to start the hunt for a new James Bond. There have been a number of reports lately indicating that Daniel Craig will return, and I hope those are true. He deserves a better exit than Spectre.

The New York Times reports that Craig's return is "a done deal" so if that's true, expect an announcement shortly.

When there's anything else to report, we'll let you know.

Bond 25 Writers

There aren't many confirmed details available yet, other than the fact that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are back on scripting duties. That's the same writing team that gave us franchise highlights like Casino Royale and Skyfall, the serviceable Quantum of Solace, and the very bad Spectre.

Bond 25 Release Date

Fans who want to catch Bond 25 will want to set their calendars for its release date on November 8, 2019.

Read and download the full Den of Geek SDCC Special Edition magazine here!

The Flash: What a Flashpoint Movie Means For the DCEU

The Flash movie is going to follow the Flashpoint story, and that makes perfect sense for the DCEU.

Feature Mike Cecchini
Jul 26, 2017

While much of the DC Entertainment portion of Warner Bros' Hall H presentation at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con focused on the next two movies on the DCEU slate, Justice League and Aquaman, one key detail about their other movies stood out. The Flash movie will be an adaptation of the famed Flashpoint comic book story.

For those who don't know, Flashpoint was a 2011 comic from Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert which saw Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent his mother's murder by Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash. As a result, a Butterfly Effect-esque "flashpoint" causes the DC Universe to develop in a radically different way. But the roots of Flashpoint go even further back, to another Geoff Johns written Flash tale.

The Flash: Rebirth was a 2009 story by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver that brought Barry Allen back from the dead. While its focus was finding Barry a place in a DC Universe that he had been absent from for over 20 years, it also revisted his origin story. Rebirth was the first time the now familiar elements about his mother's murder and his father being imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit were added to the Flash mythos. Rebirth and Flashpoint are the two bookends that have defined Barry Allen's journey since then, not only in comics, but in TV and animation.

So it's really not all that surprising that we're going down this road again with The Flash movie. It was already established in the first trailer for the Justice League movie that Dr. Henry Allen (played by Billy Crudup) is doing time for the murder of his wife, and with Rebirth and all its attendant elements considered the definitive Flash origin story, there's no reason why Ezra Miller's interpretation of the character should be any different. But making his first big screen adventure Flashpoint is raising some eyebrows.

For one thing, it was only last year that The Flash TV series did its own version of Flashpoint, and the broad strokes of that story and its repercussions accounted for a significant chunk of the show's second season. The key difference there was that the repercussions of Barry's actions were, compared to the comics, fairly minor. The TV Flashpoint was used to tell a more intimate, personal story, and the results weren't as world-changing as the ones in the comics. And that larger scale potential for Flashpoint is where the movie comes in.

In the comics, after saving his mother's life, Barry wakes up in a world where Atlantis (led by Aquaman) and Themiscyra (led by Wonder Woman) are waging war on each other. Bruce Wayne never became Batman, but Thomas Wayne did, in order to avenge the murder of his son (the less said about what happened to Martha Wayne in the Flashpoint reality, the better, but needless to say, the DCEU may be headed toward an even more cringeworthy "Martha" moment if they decide to do a really faithful adaptation). Kal-El's rocket was found by the government, who raised a tortured, frightened, frail alien child in an underground bunker to keep his powers from manifesting in the light of the yellow sun.

In other words, the first big screen Flash movie has the potential to double as an alternate reality Justice League film. Keep in mind that the Justice League movie was originally announced as a two-parter, back during that brief period where splitting major blockbusters (like the final Harry Potter and Hunger Games films) into two movies was the fashion. Then it was revealed that Justice League and Justice League 2 would be standalone films. Then Justice League 2 lost its release date. Meanwhile, The Flash movie, which had long been scheduled for March 2018, has gone through a parade of directors and scripts, with Warner Bros. clearly struggling to find the right approach for one of their key characters.

Complicating things further, the The Flash TV series has a devoted fanbase, and there's going to be perceived competition between the two interpretations, despite the best intentions of Warner Bros and DC Films. The TV series was able to execute Flashpoint because they waited until the show had two full seasons under its belt, and audiences already had a deep connection to Barry, his struggle to come to terms with the fate of his parents, and his battle with Reverse-Flash. By the time the Flashpoint movie comes around, moviegoers will only know Ezra Miller's Barry Allen from the time they spend with him in Justice League.

But let's set that aside for the moment and give the suddenly resurgent DCEU the benefit of the doubt. Based on the little we've seen of him in the trailers for Justice League, Ezra Miller's Barry Allen looks like a lot of fun and it should be easy for fans to warm up to him. There are some visual tricks on display that certainly couldn't be executed on a TV budget. So let's just take a minute to consider what a big screen version of Flashpoint could look like.

While both Wonder Woman and the footage released so far from Justice League indicate a shift away from the unintenional hilarity of the constipated Batman v Superman, the DCEU still strikes a more somber, serious tone than chief competitor Marvel Studios. Flashpoint, with the almost (but not quite) dystopian elements like the threat of a war between two mythical kingdoms that could engulf the globe, and the impossible choices Barry has to make between saving his loved ones and doing what's right for all of reality, are all elements that would feel right at home in the DCEU.   

Flashpoint allows the studio to explore elements of Barry Allen's origin story without falling into the traditional "first superhero movie" structure. And its potential for notable superheroic guest stars also sets it apart from the TV series, which will help negate those concerns about having a piece of intellectual property competing against itself. No superhero movie has yet dealt explicitly with alternate timelines or realities, and that would help distinguish itself even further from the competition.

Conveniently, Flashpoint could serve as something of a placeholder for Justice League 2, with roles for Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher (Cyborg was a major part of at least one pre-Flashpoint draft of the movie, and he features in the comic version of the story), and even Henry Cavill if they really want to explore that world.

But what about Batman? After all, Batman remains the world's most bankable box office superhero, and putting him in a superhero movie seems to be something of a safety valve for Warner Bros when testing out new franchises (Suicide Squad) or giving a shot in the arm to a character they deem is underperforming (Superman).

While Bruce is taking a dirt nap in the Flashpoint reality, we do already have a big screen Thomas Wayne, in the form of The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The idea of putting Mr. Morgan in a modified Batman suit and teaming him up with Ezra Miller's Barry Allen seems pretty appealing, and it would certainly sell some tickets.

DC Films has mostly chosen to establish the broader DC Universe with films like Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League rather than focus on traditional origin stories and standalone films (Wonder Woman is an exception, because after 75 years, she deserved a proper introduction on screen). Flashpoint broadens the scope further, and allows for the introduction of time travel and Multiverse theory, both of which are key components of the DC Universe. It's another bold choice, and with the right director (names like Robert Zemeckis and Matthew Vaughn have been connected to the project), it might just work.

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Goliath Explained: Who Is the Marvel Hero?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding in a big way thanks to next year's Ant-Man and the Wasp. Not only will this film finally put Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne in costume and introduce her long-lost mother, Janet (played by Michelle Pfeiffer), we'll also meet Dr. Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne) a brilliant lab assistant and future heir to the mantle of Giant-Man.

Whether you call him Giant-Man, Goliath or Black Goliath, Bill Foster isn't a character many causal Marvel fans may be aware of. With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about this new addition to the MCU.

Bill Foster is one of Marvel's first major African American heroes, though he was a brilliant scientist long before donning a costume and harnessing the power of Pym Particles. Foster began his comic book career as a lab assistant to Hank Pym and has worked everywhere from the CDC to Project Pegasus in his career.

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Marjorie Prime Trailer Envisions Jon Hamm as a Caring AI

Lois Smith reprises her stage role as Marjorie Prime, Jon Hamm plays her dead husband’s loving hologram.

Trailers Tony Sokol
Jul 26, 2017

“You’re still too old for me,” 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) tells the still-young living memory of her dead husband, who promises the age isn’t a concern, so long as they do it together. In a romantic twist on the current slate of Artificial Intelligence movies, this is a healing hologram. Played by Jon Hamm, Walter is a therapeutic tool programmed to bring memories back to life with more care than any human can. Writer-director Michael Almereyda adapted Jordan Harrison’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-nominated stage play Marjorie Prime which starred Smith as the title character.

The hologram at the center of the story helps Marjorie connect with her past as she begins to lose her mental stability to age.

According to the official synopsis:

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie – a jumble of disparate, fading memories -- has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

Marjorie Prime also stars Tim Robbins and Geena Davis, who aren’t as thrilled with Walter as Marjorie is. The new humanism is more caring than real humans, who have jealousy and self-doubt. The AI is the ideal and people just can’t measure up.

You can watch the trailer here:

Marjorie Prime premiered at Sundance. It will open at a limited number of theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Aug. 18 and roll out national over the following weeks.

How Does Secret Empire Connect to Civil War II?

The latest chapter of Secret Empire just tied into last year's Civil War II crossover in a big way.

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Warning: this article contains spoilers for Secret Empire #7!

One of the more dramatic moments in Civil War II came when Miles Morales was given a vision of his future, a future where he seemingly killed Captain America on the steps of the US Capitol. But what once seemed like an impossible turn of events has become much more likely with the advent of Secret Empire and Cap's betrayal of his fellow Avengers.

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Bumblebee: What to Expect From The Next Transformers Movie

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is not giving up on the Transformers series even if The Last Knight was ‘disappointing.’

News Don Kaye
Jul 26, 2017

It’s no secret that the fifth and latest Transformers movie, The Last Knight, has not done well at the box office. It’s out of the top 10 after just five weeks and has grossed a paltry $128 million in the U.S. Although it’s earned another $423 million worldwide, the film will still fall far short of the $1 billion mark that has become a staple of this series.

Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura admitted that the results were “disappointing” when Den of Geek spoke with him earlier this week at the press day for his upcoming film American Assassin, but the veteran producer also pointed to the upcoming spin-off Bumblebee as a way to give the aging franchise a fresh angle:

“We are starting to shoot a week from today. We had decided to do this well before (The Last Knight) had come out. Our feeling was that we wanted to give the audience a different experience. Bumblebee's designed to be a more intimate movie. There's many fewer Transformers in it. It's set in 1987, so it actually predates all of Michael's movies and therefore is not burdened by the history of those, 'cause it predates it. You have a certain amount of creative freedom.”

Di Bonaventura delved a little more into the movie’s appeal, tone and story:

“I think Bumblebee is an incredibly loved character. You pick (director) Travis Knight for a very specific reason. His movies are pretty extraordinary, Kubo and the Two Strings in particular. What we're trying to do is deliver, a love story may be too strong of a term, but it is a coming of age for Bumblebee and our lead character, Hailee Steinfeld. The two of them, their job in the movie is to support each other to get to the place where they both fully realize who they are in that moment. It's a very different kind of story. That plot is there, but it's very muted, relative to the larger Transformers movies.”

As for whether he thinks there can be a sixth movie in the main Transformers series:

“Yeah, I think so. I do. Look, it was a great run. I think going forward, we learned some lessons and I think we need to change it up. I think Michael (Bay, director of all five Transformers films) would be the first one to say that. It's one of the reasons why we were trying to bring in the Arthurian myth, in fact, in (The Last Knight), to create that different sense of what that movie's about. I think we were successful in that way, but obviously not in the box office.”

We’re sure to hear more from the set of Bumblebee once that movie gets underway, and check back in September for more from di Bonaventura on his new film American Assassin.

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SDCC: Rick & Morty Panel

SDCC: Rick & Morty Panel

SDCC maybe over but we're getting the news we missed. Like the Rick & Morty panel!!


With only four days till Rick & Morty Season 3 premieres in full over on Cartoon Network, of course at SDCC this past weekend there was a panel for the show which had Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Ryan Ridley, and Spencer Grammar. No animatics this time around.

Talk shifted of course on why Season 3 took so long and the expectations the creators had on making sure it met those expectations for fans. There was a mini skit involving the characters were Harmon explained as to why it took them so long given the fine tuning.

Then getting off track Roiland noticed in the front row someone was cosplaying as McDonalds Szechuan Sauce and just had to reveal that McDonald's would be giving him a liter bottle of the glorious sauce and would make all of the staff sample it. After that, Roiland went back on track to reveal the spinoff that caused Rick & Morty to get delayed, The Justin Roiland RC Stunt Extravaganza Show. But really they admit they have a lot of fun with the office. 

Questions ranged from just how dark the show will get given the Season 3 Premiere to which Roiland musingly said, "By Episode 10 you won't be able to see the episode." Harmon then added, "It's just gonna be a blank frame and the title." "Then eyes blinking here and there," Roiland added to Harmon's statement. Before truthfully the duo answered it was Rick being Rick and him cracking the whip explaining to Morty of what happens to those who cross him and that nobody has Morty's back now with Jerry "removed".

Some Mr. Meeseeks cosplayers showed up to ask a question if the characters would ever return to the show. They didn't rule that out, other than the usual cameos like in Season 2, and that they will eventually. Though the panel was floored at how their devotion. 

A fan asked if we would see an episode of the "band" or how the "band" was formed aka Rick, Bird Person, and Squanchy? Roiland said probably not. 

Was any of Rick's backstory in Season 3 Premiere true? Roiland said if you fabric a fake memory or pull some real things and pull some edits? 

Roiland was asked about his Zechs-method acting. He said he only did it once during that one time that he was filmed for it.

We'll learn Beth deals with the Season 3 premiere along with learning a bit more of her childhood along with why she does what she does. 



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Star Wars: Han Solo Movie Locks Down Composer

Over the past couple months, the standalone Han Solo Star Wars spinoff has gone through a lot of drama. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were ejected from the director’s chair, and in their place, Lucasfilm placed the season veteran Ron Howard. The film still looks to make its May 2018 release date, but there’s no doubt that Howard has his work cut out for him.

Though while they’ve hit a massive speed bump, the production trudges forward, and according to The Star Wars Show, the Han Solo film has locked down their composer. Putting together the dulcet tones for the film is John Powell. He may be no Michael Giacchino or John Williams as far as recognition, but he’s done plenty of quality music.


RELATED: A Closer Look At What Happened With The Han Solo Movie


If you don’t recognize the name, Powell’s long list of films includes Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Jason Bourne, and most notably, The Adventures of Pluto Nash. Needless to say, this guy’s career is a long and successful one, and it stretches back more than twenty years. As such, I think it’s safe to say that the film is in solid hands.

While it’s obvious, Powell’s hiring means that he’s only the third composer to score a Star Wars film, behind the aforementioned John Williams and Michael Giacchino. While he seems up to the task, he has some big shoes to fill.

What do you think of this composer choice? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: The Star Wars Show

Marvel’s NEW WARRIORS Adds ENLISTED Actor Keith David In A Villainous Recurring Role

We recently found out which actors would be playing the New Warriors themselves, and now we know that Keith David (Enlisted, The Thing, Pitch Black) will appear as a baddie on the Freeform TV series...

J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Eyes X-Men’s Nicholas Hoult for Lead

Tolkien will chronicle the events that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

News Joseph Baxter
Jul 26, 2017

While the major works of John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien were adapted in an epic manner in contemporary film by director Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy, a film project will covet another story connected to the influential author: namely, his own. While the biopic, titled Tolkien, has been in the pipeline for a few years, things are now moving rapidly, with not only the appointment of director Dome Karukoski, but a prospective star in Nicholas Hoult. 

Tolkien Biopic Cast

Nicholas Hoult is reportedly the frontrunner to star in Tolkien. However, according to Variety, sources claim that the negotiations are still in early stages. The gig, of course, would have Hoult play one of the 20th century’s most celebrated authors in J.R.R. Tolkien, chronicling the monumental war-torn life events that inspired his creation of the majestic Middle Earth lore.

While Hoult has become a perennial blockbuster actor, playing Hank McCoy/Beast in the current X-Men films and was a catchphrase-coining standout in 2015’s apocalyptic franchise revival Mad Max: Fury Road, this prospective role in Tolkien won’t even be his first experience playing a famous 20th century author, having played the role of the reclusive J.D. Salinger in this fall’s Rebel in the Rye. Hoult’s historical role run will also manifest with December’s The Current War in which he plays Nikola Tesla opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s Thomas Edison. Another role reprisal as Beast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix arrives in fall 2018.

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Tolkien Biopic Crew

Dome Karukoski will direct Tolkien, working off a script by David Gleeson (The Front Line, Cowboys & Angels) and actor-turned-writer Stephen Beresford (Pride). The Finnish director Karukoski is known for films from his home country such as 2017’s Tom of Finland, 2014’s The Grump and 2010’s Lapland Odyssey. With that creative crew set into place, casting for Tolkien is reportedly starting under the auspices of production company Chernin Entertainment at the behest of Fox Searchlight.

This, coupled with the rumblings about prospective star Nicholas Hoult was the first major movement on the J.R.R. Tolkien biopic endeavor since last fall, when the same trade reported that the project – then-titled Middle Earth – had tapped James Strong (Broadchurch, Downton Abbey) to direct, working off a script by a burgeoning screenwriter Angus Fletcher. However, the premise of the project in its current form as Tolkien seems to be the same, chronicling the author’s youthful experiences in which friendships, love, and an outcast status at school all lead to the horrors of the trenches in the First World War.

Tolkien Biopic Story

Tolkien explores the circumstances that shaped Tolkien into becoming the author of the world's most famous fantasy novels. The film will show how the marriage of young Tolkien to Edith Bratt was interrupted in 1914 by World War I. After deliberation, Tolkien enlisted, experiencing four years of the world-altering global conflagration. The experiences would become the inspiration for Tolkien’s conception of 1937’s The Hobbit; a mythology he would expand exponentially with 1954-1955’s The Lord of the Rings novel trilogy, along with several supplemental Middle Earth-based stories, many of which would be published posthumously under the editorial stewardship of his son Christopher.

Tolkien certainly has compelling source material to utilize in telling the iconic author's story, which was wrought in not only war, but a quirky romance. Moreover, it will be interesting for fans both casual and passionate to witness the events that drove a certain young second lieutenant in the British Army to conjure the magical, ethereal, quasi-medieval world of Middle Earth and weave the intricate details of its sprawling mythology.

The Tolkien production has yet to lock down any significant dates on the calendar.

SDCC’17: TT Games creative director on LEGO-ing up The House of Ideas in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

TT Games has been the studio behind the LEGO versions of such adored franchises in pop culture as Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Batman. They’ve also on occasion been known to dive into the Marvel universe. This year the developer is set to bring the much asked for sequel to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. At […]

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Powell Scores The Untitled ‘Han Solo’ Movie

Powell Scores The Untitled 'Han Solo' Movie

Insert Shrek or How to Train Your Dragon jokes here

Source: John Powell to Score Untitled Han Solo Movie

Lucasfilm is announcing that John Powell will be providing the score to the upcoming untitled Han Solo movie. Powell is known for his scores on DreamWorks animated films such as How to Train Your Dragon (1 & 2), Kung Fu Panda (1 & 2), and Shrek. The composer is no stranger to live-action action movies though, having provided music for the Bourne series of movies.

Powell is only the second person to be composing music for a live-action Star Wars feature film other than the legendary John Williams. Michael Giacchino  replaced   Alexandre Desplat on last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucasfilm seems to have its team in place for the movie, having secured  Ron Howard as director after the previous team fell through. Now if they could finally announce a title for the still untitled film… The film is due out in theaters May 25, 2018 (for now).



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Zack Snyder’s Future At Warner Bros. Unclear

Zack Snyder's Future At Warner Bros. Unclear

The director stepped down from Justice League in May.

Source: Mashable

Director Zack Snyder stepped down from post-production on Justice League in May, following his daughter's suicide. Joss Whedon took over, handling the reshoots. Snyder could previously do no wrong at Warner Bros., overseeing the DC Cinematic Universe, but now his future is unclear, ranging from limited to none at all. Inside sources are reporting that Zack and his producer wife Deborah Snyder won't have the same creative control.

Warner Bros. is denying this, with Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group President and Chief Content Officer, issuing a statement.

The Snyders remain an important part of the Warner Bros. family and are actively involved in several upcoming DC pictures, including their continued creative input on Justice League. We are excited about our partnership and look forward to our continued collaboration.

Zack and Deborah will still receive directing and producing credits, respectively, on Justice League. Zack has been involved in a directorial or executive producing capacity on Man of SteelBatman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder WomanAquaman, Suicide Squad 2, and The Flash: Flashpoint.

There are certainly enough other creators at Warner Bros. that could take his place including Geoff Johns, Whedon, James Wan, Matt Reeves, Patty Jenkins, and David Ayer, provided he stops taking jabs at Warner Bros, like he did at San Diego Comic Con.

"I don't think people realize the situation filmmakers face," he said, stressing that Netflix didn't intervene in his process — they just let him run with it. "[Bright] isn't like, some bullshit standard issue studio PG-13 movie. I was able to do some real shit here," said Ayer, who has directed exactly one PG-13 movie in his career: Suicide Squad.



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Zack Snyder No Longer Architect Of DCEU? Here’s What Things Are Rumored To Look Like Going Forward

While the DC Extended Universe seems to have regained some of its footing, more and more, there have been rumors of DC Films slowly distancing themselves from Zack Snyder, the man who started off as the architect of these first five films. Of course, Zack Snyder tragically had to step down as director of Justice League after the death of his daughter, but according to Mashable, he and his wife Deborah Snyder will ultimately be playing a much smaller role in future films going forward.


RELATED: Justice League Reshoots To Cost $25 Million, Mostly To Work On Connective Tissue Between Action Set Pieces


The outlet continues, stating that the Snyders are looking to the future, figuring out what to do next, and that their potential next films may include Warner Bros. films not within the DCEU. So how will things be going forward? Sadly, it’s a lot less straightforward than most would hope, but it looks like they will be having something of a brain trust going forward that will consist of DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns, and directors Joss Whedon, Patty Jenkins, and possibly James Wan and Matt Reeves.

One director whose position at the studio was put into question by the outlet is David Ayer. Yes, his film Suicide Squad did well, but his supposed next DC effort, Gotham City Sirens was noticeably absent at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and while at the panel for his latest film, Bright, he seemed to express his desire to be able to make more uncompromising films.

"I don't think people realize the situation filmmakers face. [Bright] isn't like, some bullshit standard issue studio PG-13 movie. I was able to do some real shit here.”

While I’m one of the few out there who genuinely love both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, even I can’t deny the criticisms both films received from fans. Whether I like it or not, DC Films and Warner Bros. are probably wise to distance themselves from Snyder, and move in the direction of things that seem to be working for DC fans.

What do you think of this news. Are you sad to see Snyder’s involvement become less and less going forward? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Spain’s SmackDown Report and Review for July 25th 2017: Post-Battleground

Hello all, I hope that you’ve all recovered (and I’d say recovered really is the word) from last week’s Battleground, because CHRIST. I’m stuck as to deciding which was the worst bit between the confusing ending of the Owens/Styles match, the disturbing nationalist overtones of the Flag match and literally every aspect, abstract and immediate, of the Punjabi Prison match.

So let’s just barrel past all of that and focus on the here and now, moving further and further away from it with every second which passes.

Drink it in, maaaaaaan….

The show starts with the entrance of the new United States Champ, your boy Kevin Owens. He gets a microphone and says that this all just feels right somehow: Kevin Owens as the United States Champion. He says that if you try hard and you have a good heart, then your dreams come true and you can beat AJ Styles. He says he wants to defend this Championship with honour, and so is going to reinstate the Kevin Owens United States Open Challenge…next week.

AJ Styles’ music plays and he makes his way down to the ring. At some point we really need to talk about the fact that there was no foul play when that referee got knocked down, which is just ridiculous in a professional wrestling environment. Owens yells for someone to cut the music, and tells Styles that he’d better be out here to congratulate him. Styles says nope: he’s here for the rematch.

Owens protests that he’s not defending the title against anyone tonight…

…and then Chris Jericho’s music hits and the crowd goes FUCKING MENTAL.

Y2J is back, along with the List of Jericho. He gets into the ring and welcomes us all to the return of Chris Jericho before telling Kevin Owens to be quiet. He reminds us all that Owens was the one who put him out, but now he’s back and he’s still owed a rematch for the United States Championship.

AJ and Chris get into a little spat about who gets the next title shot, and Chris asks if AJ Styles knows what happens to guys who try to cut in front of him. Meanwhile, Owens has just left quietly, wanting nothing to do with this. Jericho puts Styles on the list and then demands that Owens get back into the ring. Before Owens can exit, Shane McMahon arrives to try and commission this situation.

Shane tells Owens to stay put as this concerns him personally. He says that both Styles and Jericho are legitimately owed rematches, and the best way to make that happen will be in a Triple Threat match between the three of them…right here tonight!

Goddamn, Shinsuke

Time for a Battleground rematch, and thankfully not one involving Jinder Mahal: it’s Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin. Nakamura flails his way down to the ring, followed by Baron Corbin his Big Blue Briefcase. Bell rings and we get down to it.

Nakamura wards Corbin off with some hard strikes, getting the better of the big man before running a knee into the man’s head as it hangs off the apron. Shinsuke seems super-pissed, and backs up for a run at Corbin before Baron takes his damn head off with a clothesline so hard it knocks us into a commercial break.

When we come back, it should come as no surprise that Shinsuke is at Corbin’s mercy. He’s locked in Baron’s half-chinlock, which he fights his way out of. He ducks a clothesline from Corbin, ducks a second one and dropkicks the big man before slamming hard, measured kicks into him. Corbin catches one of the kicks and slaps Shinsuke across the face. Big fucking mistake as it turns out, because Nakamura slams a kick into his chest so hard that Corbin just drops to the mat.

Nakamura hits knee after knee into Baron’s skull, then drapes him over the top turnbuckle before running another knee right into his stomach. A flying kick from the second rope nets Nakamura a near-fall, then Corbin ducks the Kinshasa before managing to catch the Artist with chokeslam-backbreaker for two. Baron hits his own volley of knees into Shinsuke’s ribs, then punches him into a corner.

Corbin charges; Nakamura dodges; Corbin slides out of the ring, back inside and tries to clothesline Shinsuke, who ducks but runs right into a Deep Six for another near-fall. Corbin tries for end of days, but Nakamura backflips out of it and beans Baron in the skull with a huge kick. Baron attempts another low blow, but this time Shinsuke’s wise to it, hitting another kick and a vicious knee before – mercifully – ending things with the Kinshasa.

Still surprising how nasty Nakamura can get, particularly when he can almost bully people as big as Corbin. This was a great, hard-hitting match and it makes sense that Shinsuke should win. 3 Stars.

Dasha is backstage with Naomi, asking her about Natalya’s upcoming title shot and her refusal to shake Naomi’s hand on Sunday. Naomi starts talking about disrespect, but then Natalya arrives and tells the Champ that she’s not one to talk about disrespect considering what she’s done to a WWE Championship, after everything that past wrestlers (but particularly the Harts) have done to establish the prestige of such titles.

Naomi replies that Natalya’s stuck in the past, whereas what she’s doing represents the future. Natalya leaves, taking her bullshit opinions about awesome customised title belts with her, and then Carmella arrives with her Money in the Bank Briefcase. She is apparently just there to remind Naomi that she exists, and once she’s accomplished that, she leaves.

Get yourself someone who stares at you the way Tamina stares at Lana

Charlotte and Becky Lynch make their entrances, teaming up tonight to take on Tamina and Lana. The heels arrive during the break, and Tamina lets Lana start off against Tamina. Becky immediately tries to apply the Disarmer, compelling Lana to employ the “scream and run away” tactic, tagging out to Tamina who just looks irked by this.

Tamina enters the ring and locks up with Becky before backing her into the ropes and shoving her. Becky shoves a bitch right back, goes for the Disarmer and then transitions into a roll-up. Tamina kicks out, getting up just in time to receive a kick to the chops and almost gets locked in the Disarmer again! Tamina busts out, drives Becky into the corner, takes a back elbow to the face and is finally able to slam Lynch down to the mat.

Oh, now Lana wants the tag. Tamina lets her have it, and the Ravishing Russian suplexes Becky for a two count before driving knees into her back. Becky tries to rally, but Lana slides out of a bodyslam attempt and drives the Lasskicker down to the mat. Tamina tags in, laying Becky low with a hard clothesline before smashing her head into the turnbuckle.

Becky rocks Tamina with a back elbow, then an enzuigiri, then gets the tag! Charlotte comes in hot, chopping the sweet fuck out of Tamina, who bumps for her like a champ. Knee to the head almost puts Tamina out, but the Samoan slides out of an attempted slam before superkicking Charlotte right in the chops. Lana tags herself in, eats a big boot and that is all she wrote.

So, Lana’s getting pushed with the young-learner character. This could honestly be good for her going forward. Tamina moved and sold really well here; Becky and Charlotte were naturally fantastic. 2.5 Stars.

Tamina screams at Lana for a bit, and this has “abusive partnership” written the whole fuck over it. At some point Rusev should probably take an interest in his wife’s professional life; they work in the same damn place, so it’s not like he’s unaware of this.

Anyone really miss Orton?

We get a look back at the Punjabi Prison match, in case you’re a glutton for that kind of punishment you sick freak. Then Jinder Mahal is introduced, walking out alone tonight.

Mahal says that on Sunday he crushed the legacy of Randy Orton and his own legend was born. He says that Orton underestimated him, and I think it’s fair to not expect that someone would bring the Great Khali back just to help them maintain a Championship. Now he demands a WWE Championship opponent for SummerSlam, and begins talking in Punjabi before John Cena’s music hits.

Oh good: this should be tasteful and inoffensive.

Cena sprints his little heart out down to the ring as Jinder prepares himself for the outpouring of mean-spirited racism that’s going to occur. He tells John Cena that he knows exactly what he’s going to say, but he wouldn’t be John Cena if he didn’t speak anyway.

Cena says that Jinder’s got him wrong: he’s out here to congratulate him because Jinder’s in amazing shape and he obviously cares about the WWE Championship. So, congratulations, and BTW he wants a title shot and Jinder can bring all the help he wants and it won’t be enough. Cena then leaves, point made.

To be honest, Cena only pronounced “maharajah” in a funny way and used the phrase “magic carpet” in this promo, which coming from him is an essay on equality.

Daniel Bryan arrives, because this should probably be Generally Managed. Bryan says that opportunities are earned on SmackDown, not just handed out. So, next week John Cena will face Shinsuke Nakamura in a number one contender’s match! Fuck yes: I don’t even care about the title match now.

Meanwhile, Shane McMahon is backstage and Kevin Owens arrives. Owens claims that this whole Triple Threat thing is total bullshit. Shane says that this isn’t about how he personally feels about Owens; this is for the WWE Universe so Owens is going to go out there and defend the that Championship.

Fuck you, true love

Adrian English is in the ring, singing his little socks off. Mike and Maria Kanellis arrive, fresh off their loss on Sunday. Sami Zayn makes his entrance, followed by Tye Dillinger.

English and Dillinger lock up, with English backing Tye into a corner. Tye catches a kick and chops English, following that up with a back elbow. He tags in Zayn as we go to a commercial break, and Sami must have fucked that up royally because when we come back he’s being held in a sleeper hold by English.

Kanellis tags in, sending Sami into the corner and clotheslining him. A running boot puts Zayn down. English tags in, stomping Zayn before Sami starts throwing hands. Zayn sends English through the ropes and tags in Tye! Dillinger sends English flying, and then does the same to Kanellis when the latter comes in off a blind tag. Ten punches hit Mike right before Tye lays English out with an axe handle.

Tye tags Sami in, then leaps off the top rope over both English and Kanellis. English runs at him and takes a kick to the face; Kanellis runs into the corner, turns around and eats a Helluva Kick from Zayn which ends the match.

Good, fast-paced match which will hopefully see both Zayn and Dillinger ascend the card. 2 Stars.

Meanwhile, the New Day tells us not to dare be sour, but are jumped by the Usos before they can even arrive. The beating is actually quite drawn-out and ugly; Big E tries to provide a hope spot for a second, but eats a pair of superkicks. Looks like this feud isn’t quite over.

Backstage, Renee Young is interviewing Shinsuke Nakamura, asking him about his potential WWE Championship opportunities. He says that Cena won’t be able to see him next week, which means that Nakamura will be seeing Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam.

Pretty good reason to bring Jericho back

But now it’s time for our Championship main event, and the three competitors make their way to the ring. Jericho and Styles immediately go after Owens, beating away at him until he slides out of the ring. Jericho then tries to catch Styles with some roll-ups, and the pair exchange fast pins until Owens barrels back in to put a stop to it. He hustles Styles out of the ring and then he and Jericho hurl themselves at each other. Jericho almost hits the Codebreaker, almost gets the Walls and then finally puts Owens down with a missile dropkick.

Styles tries to suplex Jericho, but Chris fights back until Styles knocks him off the apron. Owens leaps on Styles, beating him down on the mat and in the corners, throwing him into the turnbuckles with horrifying velocity. He stops to punch Jericho, then drops a back senton onto Styles.

Owens heads outside, stomping Jericho for a little bit, but the distraction costs him as Styles starts hammering him when he re-enters the ring. Owens regains control with a big back elbow, but Styles is able to catch him by surprise with the Calf-Crusher! Jericho’s suddenly in the ring and breaks up the submission with a Lionsault as we go to a break!

When we come back, Styles and Owens are in the ring. Styles hits stomps to Owens, then catches Jericho with a chop. Y2J backdrops AJ, then chops away at him in the corner before taking him up to the top rope. Owens catches up with them, and for a second it looks like we’re in for the tired suplex-powerbomb move, but then Jericho drops Styles off the top and counters Owens’ electric chair attempt with a try for the Walls of Jericho!

Owens counters, smacking Jericho damn hard in the mouth, then takes a punch from Styles who has perched himself on the apron. AJ low-bridges Owens out of the ring, then nails Jericho with his springboard 450; Owens throws Styles back out of the ring and covers Y2J for two! AJ pulls KO out and hurls him into the barricade before looking for the Styles Clash on Jericho, who turns it into the Walls! Owens tries to interfere; Jericho tries to put the Walls on him, but instead catapults him into Styles, knocking the Phenomenal One out of the ring!

Jericho finally locks Owens into the Walls in the centre of the ring, then suddenly breaks it to nail Styles with a Codebreaker for the near-fall! Y2J beats Styles to the ground, looks for the Lionsault but has his legs caught by Owens. The US Champ hits Cannonballs to both men, then gets smashed by a forearm from Styles, who takes an enzuigiri from Jericho, who eats a superkick from Owens, who gets taken out by a Pele Kick from Styles!

Styles is elevated onto the apron, goes to hit Jericho with the Phenomenal Forearm but is caught by Jericho’s springboard dropkick, knocking him off the ropes to the outside! Owens catches Y2J with a superkick, hits the Pop-Up Powerbomb, and Jericho kicks out! KO can’t believe it; he heads up to the top for the frog splash, and he hits it! Styles drags him off the cover, throwing him out of the ring before taking the cover from himself and winning the match!

Amazing: couldn’t have said who was going to win that one until the end. Some stuff we’ve either not seen before or for a long time. Incredible main event. 4 Stars.

Owens wrecks ringside and then grabs a microphone, yelling about how this isn’t fair. He tells AJ Styles that next week he wants a rematch for the title, one-on-one. Suits me.

Not much point in separating this into the Bad and the Good: all of tonight was really enjoyable from my perspective. Even the match involving Kanellis featured a Helluva Kick. The main event was fantastic; the set-up for matches next week has me seriously looking forward to that show, and we seem to be in high gear as SummerSlam approaches. No complaints at all. 10/10.

VIDEO: BLACK PANTHER Actress Lupita Nyong’o Tears Through SDCC Dressed As A Pink POWER RANGER

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Angel Has Fallen: Olympus Has Fallen 3 Lands Director Ric Roman Waugh

Gerard Butler’s next explosive Secret Service detail in Olympus threequel Angel Has Fallen will be directed by Ric Roman Waugh.

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Jul 26, 2017

Gerard Butler just keeps on coming. Notwithstanding the fact that Olympus Has Fallen‘s 2016 sequel, London Has Fallen, fell way short of the original (critically at least - it still did a fair amount of cash at the box office), wheels are in motion on the third film, Angel Has Fallen. While still bearing the “Fallen” title, Angel will also see yet another director turnover with the acquisition of Ric Roman Waugh.

Angel Has Fallen Latest News

Ric Roman Waugh will step in as director for Angel Has Fallen, reports Variety. He will be working off a screenplay by returning franchise scribes Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.

Waugh, a veteran stunt coordinator who served on an array of iconic films dating back to the 1980s, eventually made a transition to directing, making a notable impression with a trio of prison-themed crime dramas with 2008’s Stephen Dorff-starring Felon, 2013’s Dwayne Johnson-starring Snitch, culminating with the 2017 film-festival-fave Shot Caller, which sees Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as an innocuous family man who, after spending time in prison, evolves into a deadly gang leader.  

Waugh completes a tripartite of helmers for the Fallen film franchise after Antoine Fuqua handled 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and Babak Najafi took the reins for 2016’s London Has Fallen. Additionally, star Gerard Butler is producing Angel Has Fallen with partner Alan Siegel through their G-BASE company, joined by Danielle Robinson, Josh Thompson, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson are onboard as executive producers.

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Angel Has Fallen Cast

Gerard Butler is set to return as the perennial John McClane of Secret Service agents, Mike Banning, presumably readying another raucous executive branch rescue. The Angel Has Fallen title suggests that the target of the terrorist attacks in the film this time will be the President’s plane, Air Force One ("Angel" being its codename). And that also suggests that it’s long past time we dug out our Blu-ray of Air Force One. We shall get onto that pronto.

Aaron Eckhart, however, will not be returning for his franchise role as the embattled President Benjamin Asher; a bit of news that we revealed exclusively last fall. Thus, if/when “Angel” makes its titular fall, it won’t be President Asher who takes the header this time. Indeed, there’s only so many times a Commander-in-Chief can be abducted by terrorists and blown up before he makes the saner decision to cash out.

Angel Has Fallen Release Date

Angel Has Fallen is expected to be released sometime in 2018. Lord knows what’ll be left to fall if they make a fourth one. Heaven?

[UPDATED] New IT Teaser Hits — Full Trailer Coming This Thursday!

UPDATE: Warner Bros. released yet another teaser teasing tomorrow's trailer.

ORIGINAL STORY:

This past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, audiences had a chance to check out some brand new footage for the upcoming horror film, IT, which is adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. In addition to the two scenes audiences saw, the studio also showed off a new trailer for the horror flick, which also featured Pennywise’s voice for the first time.

Everyone who wasn’t able to attend the panel were sadly left in the cold, but if you worried that we were still some ways away from seeing some new footage, you were happily mistaken. New Line Cinema recently released a 12-second clip, showing off the already-iconic scene of the Losers Club’s projector going haywire. At the end of it all, there’s a title card that says “Official Trailer Thursday.”


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Suffice to say, we should probably stay tuned this Thursday. From what we know, this will be the same trailer audiences had a chance to see last week. If you enjoyed all the marketing material for the trailer up to this point, you’ll likely enjoy what this trailer has to offer. Less than two days until it hits!

The official synopsis for IT is below:

"When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries."

Stephen King’s IT hits theaters on September 8, 2017.

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SOURCE: New Line Cinema

James Bond: Three Rumored Director Frontrunners — We Break Them Down!

Slowly but surely, the 25th James Bond film is starting to take shape. A couple weeks ago, Craig was rumored to be on his way back to the franchise. Soon after that, MGM and EON announced an official release date for the new flick, and just yesterday, the New York Times made a report that all but confirmed that Daniel Craig would be returning to the role of James Bond.


RELATED: Daniel Craig's Return To Bond Is A 'Done Deal'


So what’s next for the film? The next big slot to fill is the director’s chair. Who would be the one to take this upcoming film to fruition? Most recently, there have been rumblings around Christopher Nolan as a potential helmer, but he’s all but said that he wouldn’t do a film that wouldn’t need him, and by all accounts, their re-hiring of Daniel Craig already implies a very specific direction for this new movie. Unless Craig drops out, we don’t see Nolan sticking around just to be saddled with Martin Campbell’s casting from 2006.

If you had hopes that MGM and EON would hire someone as high profile as Nolan, then get ready to be disappointed, as two of the rumored three helmers are relatively unknown.

'71

'71

According to Deadline, one of the men the studios are zeroing in on is Yann Demange. If you haven’t heard of him before, that’s okay. Neither have we. He hails from British television, having directed such shows as Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Criminal Justice, and Top Boy. He more recently hopped into features with the 2014 thriller ’71 and the upcoming film, White Boy Rick.

Given how little we’ve seen of his work, it’s difficult to tell how we feel about the choice just yet. ’71 seems like a solid flick, and looking at that, we can definitely see where the studios saw the potential, and given the serious subject matter, he feels like he could bring things back to the more serious Bond we saw in Casino Royale and Skyfall. Plus, with less of a name, they may also be able to retain more creative control than they otherwise would.

Sicario

Sicario

Second on the list of Denis Villeneuve. This guy is a real rising star. Last year’s Arrival was, in my opinion, one of the best films of the year, and one of the most interesting stories told on film. Villeneuve also has a great track record with thrillers, including Sicario and Prisoners. He hasn't made a bad film yet, and each of his movies have an amazing dramatic weight to them that not all filmmakers are able to achieve. He’s my top personal choice of these three.

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Third is David Mackenzie, whose latest film Hell or High Water thrilled critics last year. He may not have a lot of well known films, but Hell or High Water really proved he was capable of great things. However, he seems the least likely to direct, as he has three projects already listed on his IMDB as “in pre-production.” Should this actually be the case, it would be a definite conflict with James Bond, but then again, who wouldn’t rearrange their whole schedule for a taste of Bond action? 

What do you think of these potential choices? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

James Bond: Three Rumored Director Frontrunners — We Break Them Down!

Slowly but surely, the 25th James Bond film is starting to take shape. A couple weeks ago, Craig was rumored to be on his way back to the franchise. Soon after that, MGM and EON announced an official release date for the new flick, and just yesterday, the New York Times made a report that all but confirmed that Daniel Craig would be returning to the role of James Bond.


RELATED: Daniel Craig's Return To Bond Is A 'Done Deal'


So what’s next for the film? The next big slot to fill is the director’s chair. Who would be the one to take this upcoming film to fruition? Most recently, there have been rumblings around Christopher Nolan as a potential helmer, but he’s all but said that he wouldn’t do a film that wouldn’t need him, and by all accounts, their re-hiring of Daniel Craig already implies a very specific direction for this new movie. Unless Craig drops out, we don’t see Nolan sticking around just to be saddled with Martin Campbell’s casting from 2006.

If you had hopes that MGM and EON would hire someone as high profile as Nolan, then get ready to be disappointed, as two of the rumored three helmers are relatively unknown.

'71

'71

According to Deadline, one of the men the studios are zeroing in on is Yann Demange. If you haven’t heard of him before, that’s okay. Neither have we. He hails from British television, having directed such shows as Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Criminal Justice, and Top Boy. He more recently hopped into features with the 2014 thriller ’71 and the upcoming film, White Boy Rick.

Given how little we’ve seen of his work, it’s difficult to tell how we feel about the choice just yet. ’71 seems like a solid flick, and looking at that, we can definitely see where the studios saw the potential, and given the serious subject matter, he feels like he could bring things back to the more serious Bond we saw in Casino Royale and Skyfall. Plus, with less of a name, they may also be able to retain more creative control than they otherwise would.

Sicario

Sicario

Second on the list of Denis Villeneuve. This guy is a real rising star. Last year’s Arrival was, in my opinion, one of the best films of the year, and one of the most interesting stories told on film. Villeneuve also has a great track record with thrillers, including Sicario and Prisoners. He hasn't made a bad film yet, and each of his movies have an amazing dramatic weight to them that not all filmmakers are able to achieve. He’s my top personal choice of these three.

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Third is David Mackenzie, whose latest film Hell or High Water thrilled critics last year. He may not have a lot of well known films, but Hell or High Water really proved he was capable of great things. However, he seems the least likely to direct, as he has three projects already listed on his IMDB as “in pre-production.” Should this actually be the case, it would be a definite conflict with James Bond, but then again, who wouldn’t rearrange their whole schedule for a taste of Bond action? 

What do you think of these potential choices? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

Pennywise The Clown’s Creepy Laugh Can Be Heard In This New IT Teaser; Full Trailer Tomorrow

It's been confirmed that we'll be getting a new trailer for Andy Muschietti's big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT at some point tomorrow, and you can get an unsettling preview of it right here...

The Mist Season 1, Episode 5: The Episode I’ve Been Waiting For

mist season 1 episode 5 recap

Welcome back, and thanks again for joining me as I take a look at The Mist Episode 5: The Waiting Room!

For a little refresher on my thoughts on last week’s episode, you can find that here; and Spike was kind enough to offer up this recap for us:

I’m a big fan of both Stephen King’s work and the 2007 Thomas Jane movie, but since this is a “based on…”, I’ll be reviewing the television series based on its own merits instead of through comparisons. A lot of details are going to get spoiled, so please keep that in mind as you read this. I’ll try to put up some kind of “subtle reminder” when the spoilage is about to start.

As always, my rating system is based on a highly scientific 1-9 (with half-increments) John Cusack scale, with a 10 “Golden Cusack” score reserved only for incredibly rare and special circumstances. Why John Cusack? Because he’s my pop-culture spirit animal. And he made High Fidelity. And Grosse Pointe Blank. And Better Off Dead. And One Crazy Summer. There’s more if you’re interested, but maybe we should move on.

And just because you’re the best around and nothing’s ever gonna keep you down, this friendly neighborhood reminder:

mist season 1 episode 5 recap

So here’s what we knew about “The Waiting Room” before diving in:

“Kevin and the others reach a hospital where Kevin has an unexpected and painful encounter with his brother Mike.”

That’s two in a row for The Mist, as the show found a way to not only continue the quality from last week but also build upon it for this week. The Waiting Room is by far the best episode of the season so far. If you’ve read my previous reviews, then you know that I’ve had two major issues with this show: Kevin (Morgan Spector) was a little too “perfect” of a father/husband and that made it hard for me to buy into him as “The Hero;” and Eve (Alyssa Sutherland) was too bland of a character for me to care about. This episode took care of the former for me, and made me feel a while lot better about the latter.

I appreciated the fact that the show took a different tactic with this episode, where they kept the majority of the focus on Kevin and “flashback Eve” and limited the side storylines dramatically. I would appreciate it as a viewer who’s actually now enjoying the series if they’d continue with this format and highlight specific key characters in each of the remaining episodes. In the span of less that 45 minutes, I learned more about Kevin, Eve, Alex (Gus Birney) and the entire town Bridgton than I did in the first four episodes combined.

We’ve now reached the point in the series where I feel/hope the creators are now comfortable starting to peel away the surface layers of their characters and show their faults and failings. I believe it started last week with Father Romanov (Dan Butler); and extended to also include Adrian (Russell Posner) and Bryan (Okezie Morro) this week.

Not to say that there still weren’t some brain-scratches in between the good stuff: some questionable decision-making, convenient coincidences and setup for possibly uncomfortable scenarios. As you’re about to see in my “PRO/CON” rundown, those issues are pretty minor as you’ll see when The Waiting Room gets the highest Cusack rating of the season.

mist season 1 episode 5 recap

PRO:  Kevin, Adrian and Mia (Danica Curcic) were able to get Bryan to the hospital while keeping the death-by-mist count unchanged. I appreciated that this Point A/Point B scenario wasn’t dragged out and that Bryan was on a gurney within the first five minutes. I also appreciated how they were all yelling conflicting instructions to Kevin as he was driving there: “careful” + “faster” + the mist + guy bleeding out = an impossible combination.

PRO:  “Strange. I’ve never been happier. But I’ve also never been…less myself. It’s the weirdest thing.”  The flashback scenes between Kevin and Eve are disturbingly bright and sunny in their look, which in an interesting way makes those scenes more foreboding. The writers make it a point of showing us one more example of “perfect Kevin,” almost daring the viewer to find him “corny” and “boring” before they start showing us the layers. Eve is torn between the woman she used to be and the woman she is now, trying to reconcile the two into a life that works for her. Kevin is a “savior” in constant need for someone to save, but can he handle being with someone who needs him but doesn’t need him to save them?

CON:  I completely understand and respect Kevin feeling the need to rest and have a mini-breakdown…but he just so happens to pick the very same room that his brother Mike (Peter Murnik) is in? That’s about 9/10 on the “force-a-storyline-along” scale. Until a doctor confirmed that he actually was there later in the episode, I was certain that all of Kevin’s conversations with Mike were completely in his head.

PRO:  “They said they knew me. They said it was for Ricky Gastavo.” Mike adds credence to the theory that the mist is tied directly into the thoughts/fears/nightmares of the individual; but it’s still not clear how exactly it attacks.

mist season 1 episode 5 recap

PRO:  “You can’t save everyone. God knows you tried.”  Mike and Kevin are one of the more realistic pairs of brothers on television, even if it does travel down the familiar “tougher-older-brother-sees-younger-brother-as-too-soft” road. We know that there is some “bad blood” in the past between Kevin and Mike over Eve, the kind that has Mike believing that it would be easy for Kevin to put him out of his misery: “You don’t like me anyway! It won’t be hard! Please! Please!” But Kevin won’t let things stand like that between them, reminding Mike of how he used to protect Kevin when they were boys. Their exchanges are genuine — we have an understanding about Mike that allows us to see a line like, “Oh my god, you sloppy piece of pussy!” as the best way he can express any kind of loving emotion towards his brother…and Kevin understand that and accepts it for what it truly is.

PRO:  The sex scene between Kevin and Eve was possibly the best way to demonstrate the issues at play for them both as individuals and as a couple. Eve might have been there, but she wasn’t there there…and it’s probably best that Kevin not ask her what she was thinking about during it. Other observation? That might be the most non-nudity nudity I’ve ever seen on a basic cable channel show…some inventive camera work and angles there.

PRO:  I liked that Mia placed money on the gift shop counter for the stuffed bear she was getting for Bryan, done out of respect for the gift shop worker who took her own life in the shop’s backroom. A nice way of showing us a shift in her character without feeling the need to beat us over the head with it.

PRO:  Wait…we have two “Bryan Hunts”?!? And our “Bryan Hunt” might actually be a guy named “Jonah Dixon”? Now this just made the mystery a little more interesting…especially when it appears that “Bryan Hunt” didn’t know he wasn’t “Bryan Hunt”, either.

PRO/CON???:  Not sure how I feel about the violent start to what I’m assuming might be a growing relationship of some type between Adrian and Tyler (Christopher Gray). I’m reserving full judgment until I see where the writer’s are going with Adrian, but I’d be lying if I said I felt comfortable watching him go immediately back to Tyler after that brutal beating he took at Tyler’s hands (and feet). There was a brutally realistic rawness to those scenes that both Gray and Posner handled as professionals in every sense of the word…I just hope the writers tread these waters carefully.

CON:  “Don’t get attached to anyone. They’ll just use you for their own good.” Mia discovers the whole Bryan Hunt/Jonah Dixon situation and feels like she’s being played. Her response? Steal the car keys from Adrian and go driving off into the mist. Yeah…doesn’t make any sense and seemed in stark contrast of where her character was at that point. Maybe you could say it was out of anger and hurt…but I just didn’t buy it.

PRO:  Eve: “It’s nothing. Don’t worry about it.” Kevin: “Funny how that always makes people worry.”

mist season 1, episode 5

PRO:  “And then you came along and rescued her. How could I not hate you for that?”  Mike and Kevin finally come to terms over Eve: Eve was “loved” by many of the men in the town, men who grew bitter and made her life hell when they couldn’t have her. When Kevin married Eve, he inherited the hate that bled out from their jealousy.

CON:  I don’t know medicine any more than what I read on WebMD, but it does seem like that surgery went a little too quickly considering how much the doctor hyped up Mike’s condition.

PRO:  Whoah! So Alex isn’t Kevin’s kid; and he doesn’t want to know who the father is and doesn’t want Alex to be told. Hmmm…wonder if that’s going to come into play at some point…about 108% sure it will.

PRO:  Kevin needs one more lesson in understanding that he can’t save everyone: even though he performed the surgery successfully, the mist is still too much for Kevin and Mike pays the price in the form of leeches (wondering if they appeared based on what Mike was thinking or on how Kevin viewed him). But Mike can take solace in one thing: by pulling the trigger and putting Mike out of his growing mystery, Kevin proved that he would be willing to do what was necessary for him and his loved ones to survive.

Conclusion: A quality episode that has me excited for the second half of the season and closer to my renewal vote.

The Mist Episode 5 (“The Waiting Room”) gets 7-1/2 Cusacks!

mist season 1 episode 5 recap

So join me back here again next week as I take a look at Episode 6, the optimistically titled The Devil You Know:

mist season 1 episode 5 recap

The Mist Season 1, Episode 5: The Episode I’ve Been Waiting For

Rick Famuyiwa In Talks To Direct Martial Arts Movie: Son of Shaolin

Martial arts movies are true guilty pleasures -- one of the more overlooked and undervalued of all the film genres. I was raised on a steady diet of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sonny Chiba, and Chuck Norris films. Later, I got to know Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Jean Claude-Van Damme, Steven Seagal for -- for the better or (sometimes) worse. These amazing fighters led the way for more recent talents, like Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais.

The '70s and '80s were arguably THE greatest decades of martial arts movies (Enter the Dragon, Drunken Master, The Octagon, Bloodsport)... sure, you had to squint at times to get past bad acting and absurd plots, but we reveled in the pure visceral insanity of two (or more) trained fighters going toe-to-toe. Karate vs. Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do vs. Muay Thai -- for martial arts junkies, it's incredible to watch contrasting styles and techniques pitted against one another.


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These days, great martial arts films are few and far between. Since 2000 we've had Ong-Bak, Crouching Tigher, Hidden Dragon and Ip Man, which are amazing, transcendent works... and yet, Hollywood just doesn't invest in these types of movies anymore. Today, the martial arts genre has largely been absorbed by the blockbuster genres of superhero, sci-fi, thriller, crime, and espionage. In fact, most contemporary action films incorporate martial arts in some capacity, and as a result there just aren't many dedicated films in the genre produced outside of Asia.  

So it was exciting to read a Variety report that Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) is in talks to direct Son of Shaolin, based on the graphic novel by Jay Longino and Caanan White. Intriguingly, Sony has the film rights, and Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions company is backing the project (Johnson is not expected to star in the film). That's a lot of firepower, and hopefully it's enough to give this picture the greenlight.

The graphic novel, which comes out this September, is a modern day martial arts movie influenced by classic Hong Kong cinema. According to details in the Amazon.com listing, Son of Shaolin as:

"A kung-fu epic set in the back alleys and subway tunnels of Harlem, New York. Kyrie, an aspiring street artist who is struggling to make ends meet, learns that he is the last living descendant of a secret sect of ancient Shaolin elders. Confused and unsure of where to turn, he finds a father figure in the mysterious Master Fong. Fong trains Kyrie in martial arts in anticipation of an attack from Red Fist, a relentless killer who has already murdered the rest of Kyrie’s bloodline."

We need successors to great martial arts movies like The Raid: Redemption, Fist of Legend, and Supercop. Is Son of Shaolin the start of a martial arts resurgence in Hollywood? That's maybe a bit too much weight to hang on this particular film, but it's a start, and hopefully all the martial arts junkies out there will flock to this and kickstart the next great decade of martial arts films!

What's your favorite martial arts movie or fighter? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: Variety

Rick Famuyiwa In Talks To Direct Martial Arts Movie: Son of Shaolin

Martial arts movies are true guilty pleasures -- one of the more overlooked and undervalued of all the film genres. I was raised on a steady diet of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sonny Chiba, and Chuck Norris films. Later, I got to know Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Jean Claude-Van Damme, Steven Seagal for -- for the better or (sometimes) worse. These amazing fighters led the way for more recent talents, like Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais.

The '70s and '80s were arguably THE greatest decades of martial arts movies (Enter the Dragon, Drunken Master, The Octagon, Bloodsport)... sure, you had to squint at times to get past bad acting and absurd plots, but we reveled in the pure visceral insanity of two (or more) trained fighters going toe-to-toe. Karate vs. Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do vs. Muay Thai -- for martial arts junkies, it's incredible to watch contrasting styles and techniques pitted against one another.


RELATED - STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE - Donnie Yen On His Character’s Backstory And Creating His Own Martial Arts Styles


These days, great martial arts films are few and far between. Since 2000 we've had Ong-Bak, Crouching Tigher, Hidden Dragon and Ip Man, which are amazing, transcendent works... and yet, Hollywood just doesn't invest in these types of movies anymore. Today, the martial arts genre has largely been absorbed by the blockbuster genres of superhero, sci-fi, thriller, crime, and espionage. In fact, most contemporary action films incorporate martial arts in some capacity, and as a result there just aren't many dedicated films in the genre produced outside of Asia.  

So it was exciting to read a Variety report that Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) is in talks to direct Son of Shaolin, based on the graphic novel by Jay Longino and Caanan White. Intriguingly, Sony has the film rights, and Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions company is backing the project (Johnson is not expected to star in the film). That's a lot of firepower, and hopefully it's enough to give this picture the greenlight.

The graphic novel, which comes out this September, is a modern day martial arts movie influenced by classic Hong Kong cinema. According to details in the Amazon.com listing, Son of Shaolin as:

"A kung-fu epic set in the back alleys and subway tunnels of Harlem, New York. Kyrie, an aspiring street artist who is struggling to make ends meet, learns that he is the last living descendant of a secret sect of ancient Shaolin elders. Confused and unsure of where to turn, he finds a father figure in the mysterious Master Fong. Fong trains Kyrie in martial arts in anticipation of an attack from Red Fist, a relentless killer who has already murdered the rest of Kyrie’s bloodline."

We need successors to great martial arts movies like The Raid: Redemption, Fist of Legend, and Supercop. Is Son of Shaolin the start of a martial arts resurgence in Hollywood? That's maybe a bit too much weight to hang on this particular film, but it's a start, and hopefully all the martial arts junkies out there will flock to this and kickstart the next great decade of martial arts films!

What's your favorite martial arts movie or fighter? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: Variety

The Boss Baby: Alec Baldwin Talks About The Attitude, Personality And Voicing A Likeable Cartoon Character

Boss Baby was certainly tailored made for Alec Baldwin.

Baldwin voiced the main character in this fun animated movie about a suit-wearing baby sent to disable a diabolical plot from the Puppy Company to replace babies with puppies.

The voice cast also included Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire and Miles Bakshi. It is directed by Tom McGrath.

LRM participated in a round table interview earlier this summer in promotion for the home entertainment.

The Boss Baby is currently available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD download.

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Captain Marvel Won’t Be In Avengers: Infinity War

For some time now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building to the confrontation with the big baddie Thanos. Ever since we saw his ugly mug at the end of Avengers, we knew that their clash with him would be inevitable. But one other expectation came in the form of Captain Marvel. Following the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed that Captain Marvel was actually in an earlier draft of the script, but he was told to take it out.

Their reasoning was that they didn’t want to introduce her as an already-established superhero. They wanted us to get to know her before she joined in the Avengers fun. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that Carol Danvers will not be making an appearance in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, which is something that’s been rumored for some time.


RELATED: 5 Things We Learned From The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer


Speaking with ComicBook.com, co-director of the film, Joe Russo stated that no, she will not actually be in the film. This may be a bummer to those who had hoped their stance on her has changed. While Marvel Studios has a good number of superheroes in their corner, they are severely lacking in the female hero department, and with Wonder Woman killing it at the box office, it’s easy to see that fans want Marvel Studios to bring in their rebuttal sooner rather than later.

That being said, Marvel Studios has never been a reactionary one, and they’ve always made sure to bring in elements when they worked best for the story. If they felt it better to introduce Carol in her own film first, that will probably work best in the long run.

Are you bummed that Captain Marvel won’t be in the film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: ComicBook.com

Captain Marvel Won’t Be In Avengers: Infinity War

For some time now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building to the confrontation with the big baddie Thanos. Ever since we saw his ugly mug at the end of Avengers, we knew that their clash with him would be inevitable. But one other expectation came in the form of Captain Marvel. Following the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed that Captain Marvel was actually in an earlier draft of the script, but he was told to take it out.

Their reasoning was that they didn’t want to introduce her as an already-established superhero. They wanted us to get to know her before she joined in the Avengers fun. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that Carol Danvers will not be making an appearance in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, which is something that’s been rumored for some time.


RELATED: 5 Things We Learned From The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer


Speaking with ComicBook.com, co-director of the film, Joe Russo stated that no, she will not actually be in the film. This may be a bummer to those who had hoped their stance on her has changed. While Marvel Studios has a good number of superheroes in their corner, they are severely lacking in the female hero department, and with Wonder Woman killing it at the box office, it’s easy to see that fans want Marvel Studios to bring in their rebuttal sooner rather than later.

That being said, Marvel Studios has never been a reactionary one, and they’ve always made sure to bring in elements when they worked best for the story. If they felt it better to introduce Carol in her own film first, that will probably work best in the long run.

Are you bummed that Captain Marvel won’t be in the film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: ComicBook.com

God Particle: New Cloverfield Movie Gets Pushed Back Again To Next Year

The Cloverfield franchise has been an interesting beast. The “franchise” — if we are to call it that — began humbly enough as a found footage film from director Matt Reeves, and from there, many assumed it would be a bit of a one-and-done. In early 2016, we were shown a trailer to an unexpected isolated horror film — one that had been advertised in the past under the name Valencia. The actors themselves had even commented on the film in the year previous, but few could have predicted that it would become a sideways successor to Cloverfield.

10 Cloverfield Lane hit theaters to positive reviews and critical reception, and it seemed clear that J.J. Abrams and co. would be utilizing this same pattern for any upcoming Cloverfield film. Rather than have direct successors, they’d have films that stood alone, and somehow tied into the overall story about the alien invasion. All the same, fans looked forward to what would come next, and some time ago, a film titled God Particle was announced for an early 2017 release. That didn’t last long, and after a while, it was delayed until October of this year.


RELATED: God Particle Actor Has No Idea If New Film Is A Cloverfield Sequel


Well, Cloverfield fans, I’m sorry to disappoint, but Paramount just announced that the new Cloverfield movie has been pushed back to February 2, 2018. This also confirms (not that anyone doubted) that God Particle is, in fact, the third Cloverfield film, as it was referred to in the announcement as 2017 "CLOVERFIELD MOVIE (IMAX)."

So what does this mean?

When the film was originally pushed back to late 2017, it was assumed it was done in order to give more time for the visual effects. Given that production began in June of last year, it’s likely that’s the same reason. Perhaps this movie is turning into a more ambitious, effects heavy piece than we originally thought — or maybe they’re having to go back and shoot more connective tissue to the rest of the franchise. We don’t really know.

God Particle is a sci-fith thriller set on a space station. While there, they discover something that “challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, even as they desperately fight for their survival” (via THR)

Given that it’s a part of the Cloverfield franchise, this is especially interesting, as it will be the first in the series to take place in space. Will these folks actually begin to see the invasion from all the way in space? We’d sure like to see that!

God Particle hits theaters on February 2, 2018.

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SOURCE: Paramount

God Particle: New Cloverfield Movie Gets Pushed Back Again To Next Year

The Cloverfield franchise has been an interesting beast. The “franchise” — if we are to call it that — began humbly enough as a found footage film from director Matt Reeves, and from there, many assumed it would be a bit of a one-and-done. In early 2016, we were shown a trailer to an unexpected isolated horror film — one that had been advertised in the past under the name Valencia. The actors themselves had even commented on the film in the year previous, but few could have predicted that it would become a sideways successor to Cloverfield.

10 Cloverfield Lane hit theaters to positive reviews and critical reception, and it seemed clear that J.J. Abrams and co. would be utilizing this same pattern for any upcoming Cloverfield film. Rather than have direct successors, they’d have films that stood alone, and somehow tied into the overall story about the alien invasion. All the same, fans looked forward to what would come next, and some time ago, a film titled God Particle was announced for an early 2017 release. That didn’t last long, and after a while, it was delayed until October of this year.


RELATED: God Particle Actor Has No Idea If New Film Is A Cloverfield Sequel


Well, Cloverfield fans, I’m sorry to disappoint, but Paramount just announced that the new Cloverfield movie has been pushed back to February 2, 2018. This also confirms (not that anyone doubted) that God Particle is, in fact, the third Cloverfield film, as it was referred to in the announcement as 2017 "CLOVERFIELD MOVIE (IMAX)."

So what does this mean?

When the film was originally pushed back to late 2017, it was assumed it was done in order to give more time for the visual effects. Given that production began in June of last year, it’s likely that’s the same reason. Perhaps this movie is turning into a more ambitious, effects heavy piece than we originally thought — or maybe they’re having to go back and shoot more connective tissue to the rest of the franchise. We don’t really know.

God Particle is a sci-fith thriller set on a space station. While there, they discover something that “challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, even as they desperately fight for their survival” (via THR)

Given that it’s a part of the Cloverfield franchise, this is especially interesting, as it will be the first in the series to take place in space. Will these folks actually begin to see the invasion from all the way in space? We’d sure like to see that!

God Particle hits theaters on February 2, 2018.

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SOURCE: Paramount

Preacher Season 2, Episode 6: Tamashii Ureshii Iku Iku

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So when we last left Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), they were happily reunited back at Denis’ (Ronald Guttman) place after a minor disagreement at Viktor’s (Paul Ben-Victor) place that was easily cleared-up, and they even made plans to meet-up next week for lunch. The Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish) realized the error of his ways and decided to leave the three of them alone to make their search for God as easy as possible…

Folks? This is Preacher. You know things don’t usually go that smoothly. The first part’s right, but it should actually go more like this:

So when we last left Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy, they were happily reunited back at Denis’ place after a bloody and violent run through Viktor’s house. Jesse tortured and damn-near killed Viktor after finding-out that Tulip was married to him, deciding against killing him at the last moment (but not before getting the divorce papers signed). Cassidy felt the bitter rage of both Tulip and Jesse as he continued to screw-up while trying to do the right thing. The Saint of Killers lived-up to his rep by killing everyone at Viktor’s place in his hunt for Jesse and the Genesis power save for Viktor’s daughter, who does her daddy proud by brokering a deal with The Saint to spare her life… as long as she delivers The Saint to Jesse’s doorstep. Oh, and in the background? An internationally powerful, religio-fascist organization by the name of The Grail, waiting to make its big move.

So that pretty much gets us up-to-speed for Preacher Season 2, Episode 6: the season highlight Sokoshabut first!

This isn’t a formal review — more of a recap-ish type thing — but it will cover some themes and takeaways involving major and minor storyline developments from the episode. If you’re not familiar with the comic book series or the show, you should definitely keep that in mind as you keep read on. If you’re a fan of the series or have some idea of what’s coming up, then spoilers probably aren’t that big of a deal for you, but there may be some discussion of subtle changes that you might want to avoid until you see them for yourself.

So here’s what AMC had to say about Sokosha:

The Saint corners the trio; Jesse makes a deal with the killer Cowboy; Jesse races to save Tulip and Cassidy.

Overall Takeaway:  This episode was the defining episode of the season so far, and that’s saying a lot for a show that’s done a great job of building upon the first season’s foundations. Jesse, Cassidy and Tulip have been hovering close for almost one and a half seasons, but this episode was the first time they functioned like a complete unit, similar to the team chemistry they had in the comic books. I’m going to throw a whole gaggle of reasons at you in Spare Parts to make my argument, but let me just say this: it’s never a bad sign when the episode ends and you’re checking your DVR because you could swear that it was only on for a half-hour.

Biggest and most obvious thematic takeaway from Sokosha? It’s all about havin’ soul, kids! More specifically and best represented by the timeless lyrics of the great ’80s pop-metal gods Cinderella, “Don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” The idea that everyone has a “soul” is one that now transcends any one religion or faith, and even some agnostics and atheists subscribe to a concept of the “soul” as something universally ethereal. We assume most people have one, that bad people don’t, and that it’s something that can be either blessed or damned based on the choices that we make. We rarely ever really talk about the importance of a “soul” and how it defines us as individuals. It’s something we generally accept but also in many ways take for granted. This episode took the idea of being “soulfully apathetic” to a disturbingly absurd degree, turning the “soul” into nothing more than a commodity that can be bought for the right price. But Sokosha doesn’t hesitate to show us the other side of the coin: the degrees to which those who are “soulfully lacking” will go for that feeling again; and the realization that there’s always a price to be paid for losing a part of yourself…even if it’s “only” one percent. It’s something you will definitely miss.

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Spare Parts: Here are some random thoughts, quotes, and observations from this week’s episode that came up while I was screening it:  just some things to keep in mind whether you’re watching for the first time or re-watching for the 66th time:

●  Remember that “right price” for a “soul” I talked about earlier? Apparently, Tamashii Ureshii Iku Iku (“Soul Happy Go Go”) rep The Technician (James Kyson) has the answer: $5000/1% of soul (minimum 10%); and if the customer is willing to give-up 15%, the total price is doubled. For Mr. Thibodeaux, that’s $150,000 for something he “won’t even miss.” I mean, it’s only a “soul”… right?

●  Jesse seems pretty cock-sure of himself. Hmmm…

●  Still working on the Denis/Cassidy dynamic – they’re definitely closely related in some way.

●  A Redi-Whip/marshmallows/hot fudge breakfast? I didn’t know it was possible to get diabetes from your TV screen – it’s like having breakfast in Wonkaland.

●  Cassidy: “You got anything you want to say to me?” / Jesse: “…you’re forgiven?”  I’m a big fan of the brotherly bond forming between these two: it’s developed into the kind of relationship where fighting is expected but never taken personally and pretty much forgotten after the dust settles. It’s interesting to see how Cassidy is still getting used to it, especially considering there’s that whole “he-had-sex-with-Tulip” thing that we know is going to come out. The fact that I’m already dreading when that happens says a lot about how Cooper and Gilgun have continued to elevate their performances with every episode.

●  Cassidy might be the worst wing man ever for someone he considers his “best mate.”

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 Tulip: “It’s always good to give a girl a good helpin’ whenever you can.”  The sexual chemistry between Tulip and Jesse again speak volumes about the actors involved. Negga and Cooper give us well-rounded characters whose love, passion and desire to be with one another can’t be denied no matter how much of their pasts (and an insane present) rise-up to challenge them. Tulip and Jesse are equals in every way possible: strong enough to be there for the other when they need; and begrudgingly accepting of the weaknesses in them that makes having the other in their lives so essential…even if they don’t like to admit it.

●  Jesse: “I didn’t marry her, Tulip. I can tell you that much.” To paraphrase a little Disney number you may have heard once or 1600 times, let the whole “married Tulip” thing go, Jesse. Let it go. But props on that line ’cause it was damn good one.

●  Viktor’s daughter wastes no time getting the f**k out of Dodge once she’s pointed-out the apartment to The Saint. Unfortunately for everyone on that floor, it doesn’t look like her memory’s too strong so everyone pays the price…and for The Saint, your faith ain’t his problem: “There’s no preacher here, man! I’m a Jew!”

●  Let’s be clear about this so there’s no confusion: doesn’t matter if it’s by gun, saber or electric toothbrush, The Saint will kill you.

●  This scene brought to you by Fage Total 2% Steaming Ammo Yogurt…

●  Tulip (to Cassidy): “So basically you watch trash TV?” Make sure to watch this scene a second time to really catch the dialogue in the background between Tulip and Cassidy…really good stuff.

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●  “The Day The Dying Died”: Nice to see the Mumbai Sky Tower Resort & Casino paying proper respect to the late, great Fiore (Tom Brooke).

●  Sorry, Jesse, but “We read” shouldn’t be a huge rallying cry or “unexpected revelation” on how to learn more about The Saint’s backstory. The fact that it was doesn’t say a whole helluva lot.

●  Cassidy: “We used to drop acid and flick through these for hours.” I’m not condoning it…I’m just saying that objectively, it sounds like it would be an interesting experience looking at 3D photos what slightly altered. You know what? Let’s just move one…

●  Who knew that The Saint (#57) would only rank one place higher that ex-VP Dick Cheney (#58) in the library’s American Psychopaths audio book series?

●  Fans of the comics will really appreciate the artwork used in telling The Saint’s full backstory, and Hell’s Butcher and Hamlet of Doom were two of the more notable books based on The Saint.

●  The Saint is described as “The Only Living Man Without A Soul!” and “Rumored To Be Feared By Satan Himself!”: not only two great things for him to put on his resume (probably under “Additional Achievements”), but I think there might be some clues in there to help-out Jesse and the gang.

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●  Jesse (to The Saint): “I got bad news for ‘ya. God ain’t giving you shit.” Jesse and The Saint meet, and Jesse lays it out to him: God’s gone AWOL and they’re trying to find him; which means that right now, Jesse (and Genesis) are The Saint’s only way into heaven.

●  A little weird and pretty funny seeing Jesse and The Saint watching television.

 Jesse (to The Saint): “God won’t get you there. Not anymore.” Jesse makes his final pitch to The Saint and it works…a little too well: Jesse has only sixty minutes to get The Saint a soul or Cassidy, Tulip and Denis die.

●  Papa Bebe’s House of Voodoo: Got nothing to add to that…just like how it sounds.

●  Geek Alert! Jesse referred to himself as, “Jesse L’Angell.” That’s what I call ten-ton foreshadowing…

●  So Tamashii Ureshii Iku Iku (“Soul Happy Go Go”) is like a Costco for the buying and selling of “souls”? And they’ve forced the mom-n-pop soul merchants out of business? I’m sensing a kinda’ huge Costco-analogy here…or am I wrong?

●  Tulip’s recipe of fertilizer, D batteries and junk phone still seems safer for you than what she made for breakfast.

●  Cassidy: “All the time in the world and I never learned to speak French.” And now we know about the relationship between Cassidy and Denis, and we’re presented with one of the tragedies of living a life of never dying: watching those you care about (in this case, your son) grow old and get sick while you live-on. A heart-wrenching scene with a strong performance from Gilgun.

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●  Tulip (to Cassidy): “He…he touched me.” Tulip tries to get The Saint to let Denis go, invoking the wrath of The Saint when she makes reference to his “little girl.” The violence inflicted upon Tulip seems to have brought back something inside of her, something I think will start getting addressed next week.

●  Makes sense that soul transplants would run like organ transplants: gotta’ find a match.

●  The Technician: “One percent. You won’t even miss it.” So Jesse tries to steal a soul from one of the Soul Happy Go Go trucks, but The Technician shows him that none of the souls will match The Saint. That is…except for one.

●  Ummm…so what’s going to happen to those left-over souls in the Soul Happy Go Go truck?

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●  Damn. Cassidy went a painful 10/10 on fingers trying to save Tulip.

●  Jesse (to Tulip): “Family Business.” Some more of those  “Jesse L’Angell” references…

●  The Saint (to Jesse): “Go ahead, preacher. Send me to Hell. Along with with your filthy, stinkin’ soul. Do it!” Jesse gave The Saint one percent of his soul, so now The Saint can be controlled by Genesis. But what price did Jesse have to pay for it? And do they now have some kind of Harry Potter/Voldemort thing going on?

●  Jesse (to The Saint): “Let’s go for a drive.” Just because he can’t send him to Hell doesn’t mean Jesse can’t lock-up The Saint in the back of the Soul Happy Go Go truck and run it into the swamp. He knows it’s not going to stop The Saint, but it will buy them time to get some answers.

●  A big-screen TV, PlayStation 4 and a blu-ray player may not make-up for Cassidy being an absentee father…but it doesn’t hurt, either. And Mr. Magoo look so much better on a larger screen.

●  We see Jesse stockpiling weapons underneath the floor tiles in Denis’ bathroom; and as he looks himself in the mirror, I feel like I was left wondering the same thing he was: was giving-up a piece of his soul a good idea, or will it doom them all down the road?

So that’s it for this week’s Preacher, folks! Join me again here next week when I recap Preacher Season 2, Episode 7…and here’s what AMC has to say about Pig as well as some previews:

“Tulip confronts her near-death experience; Denis asks Cassidy for a favor; Jesse questions the price of saving Cassidy and Tulip.”

And for being kind enough to scroll to the bottom? A look at Preacher‘s SDCC 2017 season trailer:

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‘Preacher’ Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: “I’m Sorry. I’m So Bad For You.”

Preacher Season 2, Episode 6: Tamashii Ureshii Iku Iku

Here’s Who We Think Could be a SKRULL Right Now In the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

The Skrull will debut in 2019's CAPTAIN MARVEL - but what if they're already here in a ... wait for it... SECRET INVASION

Comic Reflections #297: Jimmy Olsen has no faith in Superman. Some Pal.

Comic Reflections #297: Jimmy Olsen has no faith in Superman. Some Pal.

On this episode, Jeff and I discuss Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #106-107.

Source: Patreon

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Written or Contributed by Nicholas Prom


SCOTT SNYDER: ‘Big Plans’ For HAWKMAN, ‘CAPTAIN MARVEL’, More Post-METAL

Old heroes becoming new again?

Disney’s TINKER BELL Goes Solo In TOKYOPOP October 2017 Solicitations

Disney's TINKER BELL.

Best Shots Reviews: SECRET EMPIRE #7, DOOM PATROL #7, GO GO POWER RANGERS #1

Three of this week's top books.

Jared Leto In Talks To Star In Valiant’s Circle Chest Film As Suicide Squad Penance

Jared Leto In Talks To Star In Valiant's Circle Chest Film As Suicide Squad Penance

He's the latest A-lister to do charity work for Valiant.

Source: Deadline

Jared Leto is reportedly in talks to star in Sony and Valiant's Circle Chest, as the title character. Circle Chest is set to be the second of five Valiant movies, as they try to establish the Valiant Cinematic Universe. The first is Harbinger, with sequels to both films planned before they crossover in Harbinger Wars. Circle Chest is produced by Neal Moritz and is directed by Dave Wilson, who may or may not be a Beach Boy.

Leto is the most recent Hollywood A-lister to contribute charity work to Valiant, following The Russo Brothers producing Quantum & Woody for TV, Ruben Fleischer directing a film adaptation of Archer & Armstrong, and Reginald Hudlin directing a feature length Shadowman.

In an Outhouse EXXXCLUSIVE, Leto said, "I felt bad for what I did on Suicide Squad. I feel like this is a way to repay the fans I let down and to give back to the needy."

Circle Chest was originally planned to be released this year, but that's out the window. The character can be seen in Valiant's web-series Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe, portrayed by Jason David Frank.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Kevin Conroy Misspeaks, Says Ben Affleck Is Best Live-Action Batman

Kevin Conroy Misspeaks, Says Ben Affleck Is Best Live-Action Batman

He must've misspoke, right?

Source: Valnet Inc. Presents Comic Book Resouces

Voice actor Kevin Conroy gave an interview to Valnet Inc. Presents Comic Book Resources during San Diego Comic Con, where he weighed in on his favorite live-action Batman, mistakenly naming Ben Affleck at the top, as he forgot to mention the late and greatest Batman actor Adam West.

"You know, I thought it was weird when Warner Bros. didn't give the franchise to one actor when the first started doing the films. You just assumed they were going to cast a Batman and he was going to carry the whole franchise. But then when I saw the different ones — Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer, [George Clooney], and Christian Bale — all the different takes, this was really smart, because each actor does it so differently. And I love seeing all the different takes. I think some of them get Bruce Wayne more than they get Batman, and some of them get Batman more than they get Bruce Wayne. I think Ben Affleck has probably gotten the best balance of the two. He's a really good Bruce Wayne and a really good Batman."

Conroy has voiced animated versions of Batman for the past 25 years. Most recently, he can heard in Batman and Harley Quinn, which will play one-night-only in theaters, on August 14.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Retailer Group Sending Defenders #4 Variants To U.S. Troops

Retailer Group Sending Defenders #4 Variants To U.S. Troops

Troops reportedly happy to have more than single-ply toilet paper.

Source: A

Frankie's Comics and a group known as the Variant Collective (consisting of the Comic Mint, Sad Lemon, 7ate9, Amorphous Ink, and Golden Apple), are sending an entire print run of 3,000 variant copies of Defenders #4 to Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The store-specific variant cover was done by Gabrielle Dell'Otto.

Founded in 2003, Operation Gratitude sends out over 250,000 care packages each year to to the active military, as well as veterans and first responders. Each package is filled with food, hygiene products, hand-made items, personal letters of support.

The U.S. Army's Private Isaiah Bradley told The Outhouse, "We're grateful for this. It serves two purposes. We can read it and then wipe with it."







Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


‘Rick & Morty’ Wasteland Character Designs Video!

'Rick & Morty' Wasteland Character Designs Video!

We're only four days from Season 3 so here's a special feature about the second episode!


We're only a few more days from Rick & Morty Season 3 to begin in earnest after the random out of nowhere April Fool's Day season premiere. Oh, by the way, that Season 3 premiere? It's up on Vudu right now (I haven't checked Itunes! Someone should do that)! As for what went on at SDCC panel don't worry I haven't forgotten. That's what later today is for! 

Well here's some info on the second episode of Season 3 and the character design work that went into the episode:

Rick & Morty return on July 30th. 



Written or Contributed by Zechs


Toonami Retains Half-Hour of Programming!

Toonami Retains Half-Hour of Programming!

The see-saw continues as Toonami gets a half-hour back and will begin starting at 11 pm (Eastern Time) starting July 29th.


Will Toonami regain the time it lost or will it not? It's been a balance of back and forth ever since it returned and then lost an hour (besides of course will Dragon Ball get something to air during the 8 pm hour. Well, the current answer is yes with two episodes of Dragon Ball Super airing back to back). Well, not it's gaining that hour back starting July 29th as they released their new schedule

Here it is for those who don't wish to click the link:

11:00pm — Dragon Ball Super

11:30pm – Dragon Ball Z Kai

12:00am – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders12:

12:30am – Tokyo Ghoul1:

1:00am – Hunter x Hunter1:

1:30am – Lupin the 3rd2:

2:00am – Naruto Shippūden2:

2:30am – Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex3:

3:00am – Attack on Titan Season 2

Of course, this being Toonami expect this to change in another month or so. When it does, we'll let you know.

 



Written or Contributed by Zechs


That’s Not right: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Panel Footage Deemed Not Right by One of Its Directors!!

That's Not right: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Panel Footage Deemed Not Right by One of Its Directors!!

Co-Director Joe Russo says the reason the internet isn't getting an official version because we're not a comic con audience.


For those who didn't see the Avengers: Infinity War footage in Hall H at SDCC this year, it looks like we're going to have to keep waiting. But I know patience is not the virtues of some (which is why you have ME. I give you want you want). But co-director for the movie, Joe Russo believes in patience as he revealed in his interview with Comicbook.com:

All I can say is that when the footage comes out we want it to be exactly right so we are taking our time and working on that footage because, as you can imagine, the level of visual effects in this footage are unprecedented. There are certain things in this footage at Comic Con that works for a specific Comic Con audience. But when we go wide to a wide audience, we have to make sure that footage works for a wide audience. We're hard at work at that right now. I'm not gonna give a timeline for it because I wanna surprise people. Hopefully they're patient with us.

 

 

Which is weird because apparently their opposites in Warner Bros. doesn't believe in this philosophy and posts their footage now like they did with Justice League. One way or another, the internet will find it. We just care about seeing it feeding our Galactus-like nerd hunger. 

Of course, we'll post it whenever it is posted. Until then. Well, click that first link to get some of that hunger satisfied. It's what I'm here for. I am nothing more than your waiter to this all-you-can eat-clicking buffet. More than Disney it seems for now. 



Written or Contributed by Zechs


‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Dated

'Wonder Woman' Sequel Dated

Just a couple of years to go.

Source: 'Wonder Woman 2' Sets Release Date

The sequel to the popular Wonder Woman movie was finally confirmed this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. When announced, no date was given for its release. We don't know what the delay was for (are they still trying to pencil in their upcoming movies?), here we are a few days later with a Wonder Woman 2 release date: December 13, 2019.

The only other DC Extended Universe movie (besides the Justice League  movie later this year), is that fishy fellow Aquaman, which caught a rip tide to December 21, 2018. Meanwhile, their Marvelous competition has at least three films releasing in 2018… Quality over quantity right? We should still be getting Shazam, Flash, The Batman, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps, and Suicide Squad 2 movies someday.



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Todd McFarlane’s New Spawn Movie Inspired By Jaws

Todd McFarlane's New Spawn Movie Inspired By Jaws

Hopefully that means Spawn will only appear onscreen for four minutes too.

Source: TV & Movies Dot Com

Todd McFarlane promised a big announcement at San Diego Comic Con regarding his new Spawn movie. Apparently, that reveal was that the film is inspired by Jaws.

"There's two big roles in the script. There's obviously sort of Spawn himself, although in a weird way it's not the biggest role, and then there's the cop. The cop is this character Twitch who's been there since issue #1. Twitch is the role in this one, and I sort of refer to him as my sheriff Brody, who is the sheriff in the Jaws movie. Although it was called Jaws, Jaws didn't really talk a lot in his movie, right? He just kind of showed up at the opportune time to make the movie worthwhile."

He also discussed how there were A-list actors practically knocking down his door for the title role, but wouldn't name names.

"Yeah a couple approached me. Those are still on the table, and I just recently signed with CAA, the largest and biggest talent agency in Hollywood, so they've got lots of talent that they will sort of start pushing and funneling towards it if they think that the roles are there."

The budget is reportedly around $10 million and no release date has been set.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Thor Won’t Last As Long As The Others

Thor Won't Last As Long As The Others

Thor: Ragnarok will be the shortest Marvel film to date.

Source: Collider

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi revealed the runtime for the movie, which will clock in at exactly 100 minutes, making it the shortest running Marvel film. 

"The cut right now, I reckon it's about 100 minutes. It's not gonna be a very, very long film. I think that stories are better when you leave them wanting more, and this film moves at a clip, it's got stuff happening all the time. I think people are still gonna feel exhausted by the end, they've been on this big journey and stuff, so I don't think we need the film to be three hours."

Up until now, the shortest running Marvel film has been The Incredible Hulk at 112 minutes, meaning Thor will be twelve minutes shorter. Which might be a point of contention in the film as it sees Thor and Hulk fighting in an arena, presumably over who really lasts longer.

Thor: Ragnarok is set to open November 3rd.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Kieron Gillen Reteaming With Salvador Larocca For Star Wars Ongoing

Kieron Gillen Reteaming With Salvador Larocca For Star Wars Ongoing

Gillen is taking over for Jason Aaron.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Writer Kieron Gillen is reteaming with artist Salvador Larocca to take over Marvel's main Star Wars title. Gillen takes over from Jason Aaron, who has written the title since Disney bought Star Wars.

The possibility—and destruction—of the Death Star has changed everything. The Death Star's destruction proves the Empire is not irresistible. But a Death Star has been built, and it can't happen again. The specter of the Empire's true power has brought together a patchwork cloth of people, united in hope. From the desolation of Jedha to the search for new bases, these rebels continue to fight for a better tomorrow for a galaxy far, far away.

Gillen and Larocca previously collaborated on Darth Vader.







Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 11 Recap: “There’s No Backup For This”

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So this week we’ve got gun-happy “Peaks-ians”, Soundgarden-esque spiraling vortexes, a disturbing beheading…cherry pie sitting-in for Gwyneth Paltrow‘s head…and wow, has Gersten Hayward (Alicia Witt) grown-up! Or as I like to call it? Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 11: There’s fire where you are going...

But first, a couple of things to keep in mind before we kick this thing off:

●  This isn’t a formal review — more of a recap-ish type thing — but it will cover some themes and takeaways involving major and minor storyline developments from the episode. I’m sticking with thoughts, observations and recaps for this second half of the season, reserving overall judgment until the season is over and then reviewing how each individual strand of storytelling plays out. I’m going to respect the work as a whole and reserve any hard judgments…for now.

●  If you’re just coming aboard this twisted little journey, then you’ve got some serious catching-up to do. I would recommend my friends at Wikipedia and Showtime to get you up to speed, because attempting to recap the previous episodes would read like a serial killer’s manifesto without proper context. I’m applying the J.J. Abrams/Damon Lindelof/Lost approach: at some point, you need to move forward and cater to the faithful who’ve been along for the ride during the entire run; and the newly converted will have to play a little catch-up…because it’s worth it, dammit!

●  This might be a little nit-picky, but from now on I’m referring to the series as just Twin Peaks instead of Twin Peaks: The Return and this season as the third season. A point of personal privilege that I’m gifting myself moving forward, even if David Lynch decides to go with a fourth season (fingers crossed) made up of 72 15-minute episodes with dialogue in haiku form (…and when it happens, remember you read it here first).

So let’s start with Showtime’s painfully brief look back at There’s fire where you are going:

Overall Takeaway:  Grabbing my bullhorn and jumping on my soapbox for a few minutes, folks, because I’m hijacking this week’s Overall Takeaway to address something that’s been eating at the back of my brain for the past 11 weeks. Hold on, let me turn this thing on…do a quick volume check, OK…

Attention, all of you “real Lynch fans”! You can criticize Lynch and the series and still be a fan of the man as an artist! Just because you happen to know who the ex-girlfriend was of the best friend of the third key grip on The Elephant Man’s second unit production doesn’t make you a “better fan”, it just means you have more time on your hands.

I’m going to let all of you in on a little secret: I thought Mulholland Drive was overrated and Lost Highway was a mess. And that’s okay. That doesn’t make me less of a fan, and it doesn’t diminish my opinion of the man overall as an amazing artist. I made this analogy last week but I’ll repeat it again here: Lynch “swings for the fences” creatively every time he comes out of the box. Does that mean he gets a home run every time? Nope. Sometimes, it might only be a single or a double. For me, Lost Highway was a ground-out to first that was converted into a double play. And that’s okay, because that’s what happens when you live a life of never playing it safe artistically.

Now, see what you’ve made me do? I’m using painfully cliched baseball metaphors to make my point, and I’m not even a big fan of baseball. Dammit.

Oh, one more thing before I get to Spare Parts: realize that there is a decent percentage of people out there watching Twin Peaks for Twin Peaks and not Lynch. Maybe they were fans for 25+ years. Maybe they just became fans after binge-watching the first two seasons, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and The Missing Pieces. Either way, they’re bond is with the characters and storylines first and the creators second. So I get it when I see those fans complaining that Lynch isn’t concentrating enough on the characters from the town of Twin Peaks and not giving enough “Where Are They Now?” info on original cast members. I’m not saying they’re right or wrong, but their perspectives are just as legitimate as yours and shouldn’t be met with metaphorical eye rolls and condescending responses about them “just not getting it.” Trust me. They get it. They just don’t “get it” the same way you do.

Oh, and fair warning? If I don’t get my Dale Cooper (Kyle Maclachlan) back before Episode 18, I won’t be happy. You can throw an entire semester-long syllabus from a UCLA course in the “meaning” of Lynch’s work and it won’t make a difference. We’re going to have problems.

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Spare Parts: Random thoughts, quotes and observations from this week’s episode to keep in mind, whether you’re watching this episode for the first time or sleuthing every second of it for the eighth time:

●  “There’s someone there” is usually not a the best thing to hear from a kid looking into the woods. It’s one of those things that usually doesn’t end well — in this case, for Richie (Eamon Farren), because Miriam (Sarah Jean Long) is still alive and about to get some help. Seeing Miriam crawling out of the woods brought back memories of Ronette Pulaski and Teresa Banks…a sign that it’s “happening again”?

●  Can’t shake that feeling that Becky (Amanda Seyfried) might be playing the unfortunate role of this cycle’s “Laura Palmer”, though she’s not showing Laura’s ability to manipulate those around her.

●  Damn. Becky made sure her mom Shelly (Mädchen Amick) got to show-off her T.J. Hooker impersonation, whether she wanted to or not.

●  Carl’s (Harry Dean Stanton) whistling for his VW van reminded me of Yondu and his whistle-controlled arrow from the Guardians of the Galaxy films.

●  Norma (Peggy Lipton) will always me the town’s “uber mom” with expressions that speak volumes.

●  So Becky decides to leave six round reminders for her boyfriend Steven (Caleb Landry Jones) and Gersten that she knows he’s cheating on her. Another example of the growing madness afflicting the town? The Sheriff’s Department sure seems to be pretty busy…

●  Cole (David Lynch), Albert (Miguel Ferrer), Tammy (Chrysta Bell), Diane (Laura Dern) and Det. Macklay (Brent Briscoe) take Bill Hastings (Matthew Lillard) to the location he spoke of during his interrogation, where Cole appears to be in-tune with the electricity and sees the vortex that Hastings referenced. Looking into the vortex, Cole sees The Woodsmen in a room at the top of a set of stairs. Thankfully, Albert is able to bring Cole back to reality before he faded into the vortex’s influence.

●  Well at least they found the rest of Ruth Davenport (Mary Stofle), with an interesting set of coordinates inscribed on her arm that might lead them to a certain town in the northwest part of the country. Hmm…

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●  Diane:  “There’s no backup for this.”  Diane is keeping her cards close, picking and choosing what info she shares and what she keeps to herself. She has to know that Albert and Cole would pick up on it, right?

●  Cole:  “He’s dead.” Cole with the biggest understatement of the year, though there were others. With Diane’s silence and behind the other’s backs, one of The Woodsmen tears off the top half of Hastings’ head with Det. Macklay none the wiser.

●  Shelly:  “We just don’t want to lose you.” So we learn that Becky is the daughter of Shelly and Bobby (Dana Ashbrook), and you can’t help but feel the ghost of Laura Palmer hovering over that diner booth during this scene.

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●  For someone so concerned about her daughter, Shelly wasted no time running out to make plans for later with her new boyfriend Red (Balthazar Getty).  You could feel Bobby’s heartbreak through the screen…damn.

●  That kid who grabbed the gun in the van and started shooting up the diner? He looked righteously pissed and the only thing he looked sorry about was getting stopped from shooting up the town more.

twin peaks episode 11 recap

●  Yeah…the kid vomiting and doing a decent The Exorcism of Emily Rose impersonation? Might be a good idea to get them to a hospital stat.

●  Sheriff Frank Truman (Robert Forster) and Deputy Hawk (Michael Horse) are going over an ancient map to prepare for whatever’s about to happen in less than 48 hours. Hawk makes a direct reference to electricity being a form of fire before warning off Truman from learning too much about what the map has to tell them (“Frank? You don’t ever want to know about that.”).

twin peaks episode 11 recap

●  Hawk:  “Goodnight. And thank you, Margaret.” Margaret/”The Log Lady” (Catherine E. Coulson) contacts Hawk to warn him of the dangers that’s coming their way (My log is afraid of fire. There’s fire where you are going, Hawk. There’s fire where you are going.”). Hawk’s parting line to Margaret is heartbreaking and bittersweet because of the finality surrounding it on several levels.

●  In Cole’s defense? “Roof” and “Ruth” could sound the same even if you have quality hearing.

●  Albert:  “I don’t suppose you’ve found Major Briggs’ head anywhere…?” Nope…not yet.

twin peaks episode 11 recap

●  Definitely have to agree with Bushnell Mullins (Don Murray): an exploding car and an assassination attempt are definitely signs that confirm someone’s very displeased with the services you’ve been offering them.

●  I think it’s safe to assume that Bradley (Jim Belushi) and Rodney (Robert Knepper) Mitchum aren’t inviting Dougie/Cooper out to congratulate him on costing them over $30 million…though that check and that mysterious box might make a difference.

●  The Mitchum Brothers’ breakfast…brought to you by our friends at Kellogg’s Raisin Brain!

●  Yeah, Dougie/Cooper…you’re not going to Santino’s and you’re not getting an optimistic look from the limo guy.

twin peaks episode 11 recap

●  Minus the high tension wires (electricity!), this scene reminds me of a vague takeoff on the end scene from Seven…with a lot more cherry pie and a lot less human head.

●  I’m not sure who this Angelo Badalamenti guy is, but after hearing Heartbreaking I think Lynch should use him a helluva lot more in the future. He’s got serious potential.

●  That last comment was a joke. Wanted to see if you were paying attention…

●  The Mitchum Brothers now have a new friend in Dougie/Cooper after Rodney trusted Bradley’s dream and they both benefited from his faith in the form of a cashier’s check for $30 million in Dougie/Cooper’s jacket pocket. So it’s time for The Mitchum Brothers to take their new friend out on the town for champagne, coffee and cherry pie!

●  The combination of hearing from The Jackpot Lady (Linda Porter), the piano player’s playing and the cherry pie appear to be slowly dragging Cooper back to a sense of himself…yes, it’s damn good, Coop!

●  The Mitchum Brothers’ “girls” remind me of One-Eyed Jacks, and I’m wondering if Candy (Sara Paxton) isn’t haven’t visions of other dimensions that keep her distracted — but how?

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So that’s it for this week. Hope you enjoy next week’s ominously titled episode, “Let’s Rock.” But for those feeling a bit nostalgic, here’s how we got here in the first place:

PREVIOUSLY:

‘Twin Peaks’ Part 10: Over Halfway There And We’re…Somewhere

Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 11 Recap: “There’s No Backup For This”

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DC Dreaming Of A White Christmas With Holiday Dark Knight III: The Master Race Ads

DC Dreaming Of A White Christmas With Holiday Dark Knight III: The Master Race Ads

The collection is out in time for the holidays!

Source: Bleeding Cool

DC Comics took the world by storm, well more of a hurricane, when they announced Frank Miller would return for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. As it turned out, he pretty much had nothing to do with the book, and Brian Azzarello handled everything. The mini-series dragged on with delays for months, eventually taking 20 months for 9 issues.

But fear not! The collected edition will be out in time for the Holidays, making the perfect gift for the uncle who already has enough red and black armbands. In the spirit of the Holidays, Warner Bros. will be running ads for the release of the collection, an unheard of thing to do in the comics industry, across TV networks including AMC, TNT, TBS, TruTV, Adult Swim, and El Rey.

"I wanted to give DC's readers a lump of coal like we do every time we publish a comic book," explained DC Co-Publisher Ebenezer Didio. "But then I decided that advertising a Frank Miller comic on television would be just as bad if not worse."

"I puzzled and puzzled till my puzzler was sore," said comics' esteemed racist uncle Frank Miller during a semi-lucid moment. "Then I thought of something I hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, I thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... whores whores whores WHORES WHORES WHORES!"

God bless us, every one!



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DC Comics Previews: Batman/The Shadow #4, Action Comics #984, Hal Jordan & The GLC #25

DC Comics Previews: Batman/The Shadow #4, Action Comics #984, Hal Jordan & The GLC #25

Covers and interior pages for three July 26 titles.

Source: Flickering Myth, Comics Continuum


Last month The Shadow revealed some surprising facts about his history with Batman and other heroes as well as a revelation about Batman's next incarnation. It is also interesting the The Stag keeps referring to himself as an "Honest Signal". Snyder has used the phrase "Signal" recently in the Dark Days miniseries as well. Hmmm.
Events at the Fortress Of Solitude took several surprising turns last month in Action Comics. Heads up: SPOILERS in the preview below concerning some of those events.
The treaty between the GLC and the Sinestro Corps takes a a double hit that they may not be able to recover from.

 

 

Batman/The Shadow #4 (of 6)

The Shadow must fight his way through Gotham City's worst rogues in order to stop the Joker and the Stag from carving out Batman's heart! But if he's freed, will Batman be able to save the villains from the wrath of the Shadow?


Written by: Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando
Art by: Riley Rossmo
Colors by: Ivan Plascencia
Covers by: Riley Rossmo, Tim Sale, Steve Epting
32 pages
$3.99 (US)

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Action Comics #984

"Revenge," part two! A battle of titanic proportions rages through Superman's arctic fortress as General Zod reveals his ultimate plan by accessing the Phantom Zone. Superman's family's lives hang in the balance as "Revenge" concludes.


Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Patrick Zircher
Colors by: Hi-Fi
Covers by: Clay Mann & Tomeu Morey, Mikel Janin
32 pages
$2.99 (US)

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Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #25

"Fracture," part four. In this extra-sized issue, it's Lantern vs. Lantern as the GLC and Sinestro Corps duke it out over the murder of Sinestro Corps members. And a Lantern turns his back on their friends, embracing the darkness.


Written by: Robert Venditti
Art by: Ethan Van Sciver
Colors by: Jason Wright
Covers by: Ethan Van Sciver, Kevin Nowlan (Variant)
40 pages
$3.99 (US)



















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Marvel To Make Captain Marvel For 23% Less Than Male-Led Movies Thanks To Tax Breaks

Marvel To Make Captain Marvel For 23% Less Than Male-Led Movies Thanks To Tax Breaks

The studio will receive a $20-million tax credit to shoot in California.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Thanks to new California Tax Credits, Captain Marvel will film in the state, saving roughly $20 million. This will be the first movie to shoot in California since 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

8 feature films were selected from 92 entrants for a piece of the $68 million in the recent round of tax breaks. Other films to take advantage of the new credits include Roland Emmerich's Midway and Cheney, a biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney, starring Christian Bale.

The tax credits apply only to below-the-line expenditures, such as equipment and crew. They don't include the salaries of major stars and directors. While most Marvel movies film in Georgia now, previous films to shoot in California include 2008's Iron Man and 2011's Thor.

In an Outhouse EXXXCLUSIVE, Marvel Cinematic Mastermind Kevin Feige said, "Wage gap, schmage wap, amirite?"



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Top 5 Hot Picks #123

Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #485 and new comics coming this Wednesday 7/26/17.

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Edge of Venomverse #3 – The first appearance of the G’host’ Rider. Read our InvestComics Hot Picks #485 for more details.
Spawn #276 – A new creative team; Writer Darragh Savage and writer/artist Jason Shawn Alexander.
Robotech #1 – Robotech is back in a debut issue from Titan Books.
Blue Beetle #11 – The introduction of a new character named Ghostfire. Writers Keith Giffen/J.M. DeMatteis and art by Scott Kolins.
Heavenly Blues #1 – New from Scout Comics. Written by Ben Kahn and art by Bruno Hidalgo.

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Faith And The Future Force #1
Captain Canuck #1
Fantomah #1
Tremendous Trump
Super Secret Robot Club
Sidewinders #1
Alien Bounty Hunter #1

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 7-26-17

New comic book release day 7/26/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
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Venomverse #3 – Francesco Mattina

Batgirl #13 – Joshua Middleton

Venomverse #3 – Ron Lim

Spawn #276 – Todd McFarlane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-Star Batman #12 – R. Alburquerque

Batman Beyond #10 – Bernard Chang

Batman Shadow #4 – Tim Sale

Blue Beetle #11 – Tyler Kirkham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cap America #24 – Elizabeth Torque

Punisher #14 – Declan Shalvey

Suicide #22 – Ferrerira & Barrows

TMNT #72 – Tom Whalen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harbinger #5 – Monika Palosz

Revolutionaries #6 – Robert Atkins

Swordquest #2 – Goni Montes

Thanos #9 – Mike Deodato Jr

 

 

 

 

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Comic Book Noise: Parking Lot Review of Spider-man: Homecoming

Host Derek Coward and his son Stephen talk about the 2017 film “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Comic Book Noise: Parking Lot Review of Spider-man: Homecoming

Host Derek Coward and his son Stephen talk about the 2017 film “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.

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Doctor Aphra Issue 10 (Marvel Comics)

Aphra's back with a brand-new plan that's guaranteed to pay! There's just one teensy problem... It involves surrounding herself by some of the galaxy's biggest baddies. And they don't like Aphra's tricks! Regular Kamome Kamiyama Cover...

Captain America: Steve Rogers Issue 19 (Marvel Comics)

Steve Rogers has won over the hearts and minds of the people - save one! Unfortunately, that one is the person closest to him, the one he cares about the most. And so Sharon Carter has a fateful decision to make... Regular Jesus Saiz Cover (Secret Em...

Black Panther Issue 16 (Marvel Comics)

Club Fenris is the most exclusive nightspot in New York City... even a king has trouble getting in! T'Challa needs to get into VIP no matter what Piledriver and Thunderball say about the guest list... Still, without the Wakandan gods looking over his shou...

X-Men: Blue Issue 8 (Marvel Comics)

EMMA FROST! She's back... and badder than ever. (Secret Empire Tie-In)...

Infamous Iron Man Issue 10 (Marvel Comics)

As the impossible task of redeeming himself to the universe begins to overwhelm him, the truth about Doom's reincarnated mother is revealed!...

Cable Issue 3 (Marvel Comics)

A DANCE WITH DEATH! CABLE finds himself in ancient Mayan civilization facing down a futuristic death trap! But who will rear their head as an unlikely ally? Ancient history and future tech clash as the mystery behind CONQUEST'S deadly plan is at last reve...

Captain America: Sam Wilson Issue 24 (Marvel Comics)

No more prevaricating! No more hesitation! Sam Wilson is back in harness as Captain America - to lead the fight against his ultimate foe! (Secret Empire Tie-In)...

Deadpool Issue 34 (Marvel Comics)

It's not easy living under a Hydra government. Especially when you accidentally sided with them. Yeah - Deadpool messed up pretty badly this time. PLUS: Deadpool vs. Agent Preston for the fate of Ellie! Regular David Lopez Cover (Secret Empire Tie-In...

InvestComics Hot Picks #485

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For each issue that arrives within the Edge of Venonverse, we will keep a constant reminder of how one of these issue could be a potential major breakout for a new mash-up character. This week’s Edge of Venomverse #3 is no exception. The introduction of Host Rider. That’s Ghost Rider and Venom mashed-up for those not in the know. Although this really isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Venom host take over Johnny Blaze. Back in 2012, the story-line ‘Circle of Four’ in Venom #13.4 saw the host take over and combine the Red Hulk with Ghost Rider. Red Hulk Rider? Ghost Hulk? Yes, this really happened. Bottom line, get each issue of the Edge of Venomverse as they arrive. You never know when one of these mash-ups will explode in the aftermarket, if ever. More importantly though, you’re getting a sweet story and art by Tigh Walker.
Batch X makes its move of several players in Weapon X #6. Weapon H (aka Hulk/Wolverine) will be arriving soon so says Marvel in Totally Awesome Hulk #22. This comic, with that ridiculous title still, will be flying off the shelf when it arrives. Get an early jump on Ebay right HERE (some available early). As always, from ALL available Ebay sellers.
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New story begins in Blue Beetle #11 with the introduction of a new character named Ghostfire. Writers Keith Giffen/J.M. DeMatteis and art by Scott Kolins.
Batgirl #13 starts up the new story-line ‘Bats and Cats’. Written by Hope Larson and art by Inaki Miranda.

Buy/Bid – Batgirl #13

Buy/Bid – Blue Beetle #11

Buy/Bid – Edge of Venomverse #3

Buy/Bid – Spawn #276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
Wolverine appears on the Rob Liefeld cover of Bloodstrike #1 from Image comics. Why? Did we miss the memo?
Spawn #276 delivers a new creative team. Writer Darragh Savage and writer/artist Jason Shawn Alexander.
Power Ranger fans get their ‘Year One’ story with the new release Go Go Power Rangers #1 from Boom Studios. Written by Ryan Parrott and art by Dan Mora.
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Scout Comics, as we always say, are totally on point. They give comic fans great storytelling and fans respond accordingly. They put their books out of print. This Wednesday Scout Comics’ new series Heavenly Blues #1 is written by Ben Kahn and art by Bruno Hidalgo.

Buy/Bid – Bloodstrike #1

Buy/Bid – Faith/Future Force #1

Buy/Bid – Go Go Power Rangers #1

Buy/Bid – The Tremendous Trump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A super limited-edition comic from Coffin Comics; Lady Death: Zodiac #1. From the awesome artistry talent of Nei Ruffino and will be signed by Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. Written by Bob Varderman. Only 200 available. (Update:) We’re not even sure if this is a new release this week. We saw it on some new release sheet someplace, but it could be a re-release or an older book. Who cares though? Still a cool book.
In case you haven’t noticed lately or maybe in the last few years actually, Valiant Entertainment are strictly bull market. Google ‘bull market’ if you do not get the reference, but yes Valiant is moving onward and upward. Searching for a comic with great art? Great storytelling? Yes, Valiant Entertainment should be a place to begin. Speaking of a place to begin, Faith And The Future Force #1 from writer Jody Houser and artists Stephen Segovia & Barry Kitson comes to stores on ncbd.
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Two comics from our friends at Chapter House Publishing; a new Captain Canuck #1 issue. Written by Kalman Andrasofszky and art by Leonard Kirk. Fantomah #1; written by Ray Fawkes and art by Soo Lee.

Buy/Bid – Alien Bounty Hunter

Buy/Bid – Captain Canuck #1

Buy/Bid – Fantomah #1

Buy/Bid – Heavenly Blues #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Titan Books will answer the bell for Robetech fans with a new series; Robotech #1. Also a great way for new fans to jump on board as well. Writer Brian Wood and illustrator Marco Turini.
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Check out the first appearance of Tremendous Trump in The Tremendous Trump. This funny spoof from Antarctic Press is written by Alfred Perez with art from Brian Denham and Ben Dunn. Also from Antarctic Press this Wednesday; Super Secret Robot Club (one shot) from Matthew Spradin & Casey Edwards and Sidewinders #1 from writer/artist Dennis Chacon plus various.
It seems the Transformers bug has bitten Mark Wahlberg hard enough to make him produce a comic book for Vault Comics. We’re cool with that, Mark seems like a chill dude and makes entertaining movies. Alien Bounty Hunter #1 will be written by Adrian Wassel & David M. Booher, with Nick Robles pencils.

Buy/Bid – Lady Death Zodiac #1

Buy/Bid – Sidewinder #1

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New Comics #485

CLICK –> ALL Of The New Comics Videos….And More.
A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 7/26/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #485. This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you.

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Comic Book Noise 788: What Books On Apple Picking Would You Recommend?

Host Derek Coward talks about your recommendations for new readers and wonders what kind of books should be on the list.

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Comic Book Noise 788: What Books On Apple Picking Would You Recommend?

Host Derek Coward talks about your recommendations for new readers and wonders what kind of books should be on the list.

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Top 5 Hot Picks #122

Every week before new comic book day InvestComics gives fans our Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #484 and new comics coming this Wednesday 7/19/17.

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Archie #22 – A death occurs in Riverdale. Archie Comics, really building this one up. Will be sold out on Wednesday, reserve your copy now.
Harley Quinn #24 – Harley’s family origin will happen here. A ‘semi’ Year-One for Harley fans.
Aquaman #26 – Dolphin makes her way back into the DCU. It began in the previous issue, but we get more Dolphin info here.
Sisters of Sorrow #1 – Boom Studios brings us a unique story of 4 women that don nun garb at night, totting guns, fighting crime. Nun vigilantes. Written by Kurt Sutter and art by Courtney Alameda.
Trinity #11Everyone loves a cool variant at cover price. This Bill Sienkiewicz cover is sold out. Destined to be a classic. This will look stunning in a graded cased/signed.

Buy/Bid Now – Top 5

Buy/Bid Now – Top 5

Buy/Bid Now – Top 5

Buy/Bid Now – Top 5

Buy/Bid Now – Top 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #484
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Gotham City Sirens #7 (2010)
Aquaman #25
Showcase #79 (1968)
Blackest Night #8 (2010)
Batman ’66 Meets The Legion of Super Heroes #1
Injustice 2 #6
Monsters Unleashed! #4
Astonishing X-Men #1
Totally Awesome Hulk #21
Generation Gone #1
Moonstruck #1

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Invincible Iron Man Issue 9 (Marvel Comics)

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Black Squadron is back in action! And this time they're on the lookout for some new recruits for the Resistance! Poe Dameron's first encounter? Turns out to be a mysterious person from Jess Pava's past... Regular Phil Noto Cover...

Daredevil Issue 24 (Marvel Comics)

KINGPIN TRIES TO CRUSH MURDOCK'S 'SUPREME' MOVE! It's the fight of MATT MURDOCK'S life! KINGPIN and LEGAL on one side, the jury on the other, and DAREDEVIL caught between it all! And if the Daredevil survives the letter of the law, he'll still have to dea...

Ms. Marvel Issue 20 (Marvel Comics)

Kamala Khan's older brother is in danger and she's determined to help him at all costs - but to rescue him she'll need help. But who can she trust when Jersey City is more divided than ever? It's becoming clear that this unrest in J.C. might be more perso...

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America Issue 5 (Marvel Comics)

ALL THEY WANNA GET IS... A LITTLE BIT CLOSER! Reunited at last! Former Young Avengers Hawkeye and America team up to take on a new threat! When a case spins out of control, semi-legal 100% legit private investigator Kate Bishop calls the one person she kn...

Secret Empire Issue 6 (Marvel Comics)

The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable - this is their day! BEWARE THE SECRET EMPIRE!. Regular Mark Brooks Cover...
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