WE WANT YOU TO JOIN THE MARVEL REEVOLUTION!03/12/12 @ 1:17 pm EST
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Top Comics Publisher Announces Historic Initiative To Reshape The Comic Industry
DANIEL CRAIG STILL ‘FIRST CHOICE’ TO PLAY BOND, PRODUCER SAYS09/30/16 @ 5:54 pm EST
The Marvel ReEvolution
is here—and comics will never be the same! The future of comic book publishing was unveiled yesterday to the raucous crowd at SXSW Interactive’ s ScreenBurn Arcade courtesy of industry superstars Axel Alonso (Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics), Peter Phillips (SVP/GM, Marvel Digital Media) and Jeph Loeb (Head of Marvel Television) during the historic Marvel: House of Ideas
An industry first, the Marvel ReEvolution
seamlessly brings the worlds of print and digital media together for a comics experience like no other. The first two elements of this exciting new initiative were revealed as Marvel Infinite
Comics, a new comic book format, and Marvel AR
, the first major augmented reality app from a comics company. And fans will not have to wait long to get in on the action as they will both be released with the hotly-anticipated Avengers X-Men #1
on April 4th, when the two biggest Super Heroes teams in the world go to war!
“Marvel’s always led graphic fiction industry in digital media innovation and the Marvel ReEvolution
is a quantum leap into the future of publishing,” said Dan Buckley. Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “We see print and digital product as complementary, not competitive—so we’ve made sure that not only do we have new digital content but also digital products that enhance the printed page. The release of Avengers VS X-Men #1
, the biggest story we’ve ever told, is the activation point for the re-evolution of comics as a whole.”Marvel Infinite Comics
represent a new form of comic book storytelling, using tablets and smartphones as a new canvas for storytelling, taking advantage of modern technology while staying true to medium’s greatest strengths. The first comic released in this format will be Avengers VS X-Men #1 Infinite
, from acclaimed creators Mark Waid and Stuart Immonen and available on April 4th for purchase on the Marvel Comics app
, free with the redemption of the code found in print copies of Avengers VS X-Men #1
or included with the purchase of the digital version.
“We call these Marvel Infinite Comics
because the storytelling possibilities are, frankly, infinite. Writers and artists now have a whole host of new tools at their disposal to redefine the comic book medium,” said Alonso. “Current tablets and smartphones, along with comiXology’s Guided View technology, allow us to develop new, full length stories for a different medium that are very much truly comics—but experienced by readers in a way no other major company has ever executed.”
The Marvel AR
app, powered by Aurasma, will be released in April for iOS and Android devices. By opening this app and scanning select Marvel products featuring the Marvel AR
logo, you’ll unlock exclusive content starring the world’s most popular Super Heroes -- including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and many others! Go behind the scenes of your favorite comics, see new footage, hear from creators, catch yourself up on past events and more!
is a perfect example of how digital innovation not only gives added value to print comics, but also brings a delivers an entirely new reading experience,” explained Phillips. “Now fans will have access to more behind-the-scenes material from their favorite Marvel products than ever before—and it’s all absolutely free.”
Check out www.marvel.com
for more information on the Marvel ReEvolution
and stay tuned for exciting developments as the comic industry changes forever.To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit www.comicshoplocator.com
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com
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MARVEL DEBUTS AVENGERS VARIANT COVER BY ITALIAN DISNEY ARTIST09/30/16 @ 5:49 pm EST
Amid conflicting stories surrounding Daniel Craig’s future with the Bond franchise, longtime executive producer Calum McDougall insists the actor is “absolutely the first choice” for the next 007 film.
“We love Daniel,” McDougall told BBC Radio 4
. “We would love for him to return as Bond. Without any question he is absolutely [series producers] Barb Broccoli and Michael Wilson’s first choice, and I know they’re hoping for him to come back.”
The question of who will play the iconic super-spy has been hanging in the air for months. Although it was recently rumored that Sony offered Craig $150 million
to reprise his role, the actor has made no secret he has little interest in playing Bond for a fifth time. Craig is contracted for one more film, but famously said last year
that he’d rather “slash my wrists” than imagine doing another Bond film: “I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
Yet, despite rumors that such actors as Tom Hiddleston and Jamie Bell were being considered to succeed Craig, there’s been no confirmation from either side who will take the lead in Bond 25.
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KIRKMAN TALKS BRINGING WALKING DEAD’S EZEKIEL AND SHIVA TO LIFE09/30/16 @ 5:44 pm EST
Marvel has exclusively provided CBR with a variant cover for “Avengers” #1 by Italian artist Lorenzo Pastrovicchio, known for his work for Disney’s comics published internationally by Panini.
The vibrant cover spotlights “All-New All-Different Avengers” mainstays Thor (Jane Foster), Captain America (Sam Wilson) and The Vision, in addition to newcomers Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and Hercules.
Check it out below:
Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Mike Del Mundo, “Avengers” #1 — along with all of its variant covers — is scheduled for release on Nov. 2.
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SETH ROGEN TALKS ‘UNFILMABLE’ PREACHER PILOT09/30/16 @ 5:38 pm EST
While Negan, armed with his trusty “sidekick” Lucille, has received the lion’s share of the attention heading into “The Walking Dead’s” seventh season, he won’t be the only new face Rick Grimes and the other survivors meet. This season will also introduce the eccentric Ezekiel, played by Khary Payton, and his
trusty sidekick, Shiva the tiger.
In the “Walking Dead” comics, Ezekiel is the self-proclaimed king of a peaceful community known simply as “The Kingdom.” “That’s probably the wildest swing I took in the comics,” “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman admitted to Entertainment Weekly
. “You know, a guy who has a pet tiger [and] who speaks like some kind of weird medieval king is pretty strange.”
In fact, Kirkman said part of the reason he came up with the character was to see how the producers of the television series would cope with Ezekiel’s pet: “When I was writing the comic, I was like, ‘Hell yeah, let’s see how we handle this tiger in the show!’”
It was certainly a tall task, especially on a TV budget. “This is a very real world, and if Shiva doesn’t walk on screen, and look like this amazing real tiger that’s existing amongst these characters, it’s going to be more farfetched than it is in and of itself,” Kirkman continued. “You wouldn’t, you know, think we had a real tiger on set, but thankfully we don’t or else I would never go to set again.”
Despite even Kirkman admitting that bringing Ezekiel into the zombie apocalypse was strange at first, he becomes essential to the story. “He becomes a very pivotal character in where the story is going,” he said. “So it’s kind of an important benchmark, and an important turning point in the series as a whole to have his character introduced and all the things that come from that.”
“The Walking Dead” returns Sunday, Oct. 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 'MISS PEREGRINE'S' BEATING 'DEEPWATER HORIZON' ON FRIDAY09/30/16 @ 5:32 pm EST
Season 1 of AMC’s “Preacher”
arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 4, and today, CBR has the first look at an exclusive clip that gives some insight into what we can expect from some of the special features.
In the behind-the-scenes footage, Seth Rogen calls the initial script for the pilot adapting Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s seminal comic book series “unfilmable,” then — along with fellow executive producer and frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg — explains how the actors help bring the story to its final product. A lot has been said about “Preacher”s drawn-out, page-to-screen process over the years, so we’re guessing the rest of the bonus material will delve into that quite a bit.
Also included in the clip is series star Dominic Cooper
giving insight into playing the title character, plus some B-roll of his epic bar fight with the other citizens of Annville.
Watch it all here: https://youtu.be/TEbnF1rxeBo
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'WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES' INVADES NEW YORK COMIC-CON09/30/16 @ 5:28 pm EST
Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
is winning the Friday box office race ahead of Pete Berg's disaster epic Deepwater Horizon
for a projected $25 million-$27 million weekend, according to early returns.
For the day, Miss Peregrine's
is pacing to collect roughly $9 million from 3,522 theaters, including $1.8 million in Thursday-night previews.
Weekend projections for Deepwater Horizon
range anywhere from $18 million to $22 million, including a $7 million Friday. The movie, playing in 3,259 locations, reunites Berg with his Lone Survivor
star Mark Wahlberg.Miss Peregrine'
s and Deepwater Horizon
are expensive outings, each costing $110 million to make.
From Fox and Chernin Entertainment, Miss Peregrine
's marks Tim Burton's first big-budget Hollywood studio movie since his ill-fated Dark Shadows
in 2012. Box-office analysts say an opening in the mid-$20 million range would mark a solid start, but caution the movie will need to have strong legs.Miss Peregrine
, based on the bestselling YA novel, follows a young boy (Asa Butterfield) who travels to an island in Wales and meets Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) and the orphaned children who possess special powers. He comes to discover the magical realm's ties to his own family.Deepwater Horizon
, from Lionsgate and Participant Media, recounts the real-life oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Walhberg stars opposite Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Gina Rodriguez in the film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival earlier in September.
New comedy Masterminds
is having a tough time so far. Projections show the film — the first major release from Relativity since Ryan Kavanaugh's company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy — opening in the $5 million-$7 million range from 3,042 locations. The film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudekis.
Expanding its footprint this weekend is Disney's chess drama Queen of Katwe
, which is now playing in a total of 1,242 theaters. The chess drama is struggling as well for a projected $2 million-$4 million weekend.
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 TOP SECRET ARTIST VARIANT REVEALED09/30/16 @ 5:26 pm EST
20th Century Fox’s simian threequel War for the Planet of the Apes
doesn’t hit theaters until July 14, but the studio is giving those at New York Comic-Con confab a sneak peek of the Matt Reeves-directed sequel. The studio is bringing Reeves, producer Dylan Clark and Caesar himself, Andy Serkis, to New York to show off an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the 2017 summer tentpole at 8:30 PM October 6 at at the Regal E-Walk Theater.
But that’s not all. The next day there will be a career conversation with Serkis, who’ll discuss his groundbreaking work in Apes
followed by a fan Q&A. The event is set for 3 PM at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
New York Comic-Con slowly has been ramping up its film-side panel presentations. Among those on the schedule for the October 6-9 confab: Universal and Legendary are bringing Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall
and Matt Damon for a Saturday presentation, and Screen Gems has its latest Underworld
and Resident Evil
picsheaded to Manhattan.
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'NOCTURNAL ANIMALS' ELLIE BAMBER SET FOR DISNEY'S 'NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS'09/30/16 @ 5:22 pm EST
This November, the Parker family is wallcrawling and webslinging their way into hearts and minds in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1! Legendary Spidey scribe Gerry Conway returns to pen the adventures of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man alongside blockbuster artist Ryan Stegman – and Marvel is celebrating by revisiting one of the most iconic Marvel covers of all time! As this family of spiders swing headlong into Marvel NOW!, relive the wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson with a variant cover by comics legend John Romita Sr.
(AUG168911)! Masterfully recolored by Richard Isanove – this iconic classic comes to life once again!
Be there when being Spider-Man becomes a family affair as Peter, MJ and Annie swing into action in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1
. Don’t miss the debut issue everyone will be talking about when it comes to comic shops and digital devices this November!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 (SEP160946)TOP SECRET ARTIST VARIANT by JOHN ROMITA SR. (AUG168911)Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMANFOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16
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COLIN TREVORROW TEASES SCARY JURASSIC WORLD 2 STORY09/30/16 @ 5:19 pm EST
Ellie Bamber, the British actress who plays the entitled daughter of Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in Tom Ford’s upcoming Nocturnal Animals,
is adding to her dance card with Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, is a live-action retelling of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story The Nutcracker And The Mouse King
which was the source material for the classic 1892 ballet scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
In the original Nutcracker
, one of Clara’s Christmas toys — a Nutcracker doll — comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads; Disney however is keeping the plot of their movie under wraps. Bamber will play the sister to Mackenzie Foy’s Clara and joins Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman and Misty Copeland in the movie.
Bamber, most recently in Screen Gems’ Pride And Prejudice And Zombies,
is repped by UTA and Curtis Brown Group.
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ARROW'S DIGGLE REVEALS NEW HELMET09/30/16 @ 5:16 pm EST
If you’re one of the millions of fans looking forward to the next Jurassic World
movie, then you’re in the luck. The blockbusting franchise underwent a revival last summer with the release of Jurassic World, and and Universal will begin production on the sequel next spring. And, now, one of the co-writers on Jurassic World 2
is teasing a very scary storyline for the anticipated movie.
Colin Trevorrow was forced to abandon his role as director on Jurassic World 2
when Lucasfilm tapped him to helm Star Wars: Episode IX
. However, the filmmaker stayed on to co-write the film’s screenplay and act as producer. During a recent interview over at Jurassic Outpost, Trevorrow hinted that Jurassic World 2
would be “more suspenseful and scary” than its predecessors.
“It will be more suspenseful and scary. It’s just the way it’s designed,” he said. “It’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted [J.A.] Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset”
Of course, many fans were intrigued when they first learned that Bayona was taking over Trevorrow’s mantle as director on Jurassic World 2
. The filmmaker, who’s best known for his work on The Orphanage
and The Impossible
, has a keen eye for rich, complex horror projects - something which moviegoers have been interested to see explored further in theJurassic
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Team Arrow is getting a major shakeup on its roster this season, but it won't be all new names standing alongside Oliver Queen. Fan favorite John Diggle will also be returning to the team, though the when is unknown, but when he does come back he will be sporting a redesigned helmet.
The newest season preview of The CW's upcoming slate features an up-close look at all of the shows. When the camera lands on Diggle, his helmet has received a slick redesign. The helmet is more modern and less bulky than the original one, and now it sports a translucent red visor across it. You can view the helmet at the 0.19-second mark.