DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES WILLOW SERIES! 04/18/12 @ 1:19 pm EST
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JOSS WHEDON’S FAN FAVORITE RETURNS!
CHRIS EVANS CIRCLING LEAD ROLE IN LIONSGATE'S 'JEKYLL'07/28/16 @ 8:22 pm EST
Dark Horse Comics announces another exciting addition to the Buffyverse:
Willow gets her own miniseries!
Written by Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts
, Agents of Atlas
) and drawn by Brian Ching (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
tells the story of the witch’s obsessive journey to recover her magic.
Willow is on a quest to bring magic back to the world, and she’ll do anything to make it happen, including forming some unhealthy alliances after cracking the code to travel to other dimensions—something thought impossible since the destruction of the Seed.Willow
is on sale November 21, 2012.About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
: A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third-party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.About Dark Horse Comics
: Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist.
Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars
, Avatar: The Last Airbender
, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, Conan the Barbarian
, Mass Effect
Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.
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"SUPERGIRL" INTRODUCES SUPERMAN IN FIRST FAMILY PHOTO 07/28/16 @ 6:06 pm EST
Chris Evans might be diversifying from his Captain America
good-guy persona. Evans has come attached to play the lead role of Tom Jackman inJekyll
, the feature that Lionsgate is developing from the 2007 BBC One series. Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman are producing through their A Very Good Production banner and scribe team Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry have written a script based on the Steven Moffatt-scripted six episode miniseries. Bagarozzi & Mondry teamed on the Shane Black-directed The Nice Guys
and Doc Savage
, as well as the remake of Death Note
. No director yet.
This creates a potential collision course between projects sourced from the Robert Louis Stevenson public-domain novel about the doctor with the split personality. Universal’s classic monsters franchises set Russell Crowe to play the dual-personality doc, first inThe Mummy
opposite Tom Cruise and presumably as a stand-alone in a later film. The BBC miniseries wasn’t a straight adaptation of the Stevenson novella; rather, the lit classic was a jumping-off point for a sequel. In the miniseries, James Nesbitt played Jackman, a modern-day descendant of Jekyll who is beginning to exhibit the trademark split personality. The father and husband abandons his family, without explaining why, and lives in a fortified basement with a psychiatric nurse his ally. When they strap the doctor to a metal chair, she watches him transform into an alter ego who rages, shows heightened strength and speed and can be a charming, flirtatious scoundrel as well. The two personalities try to coexist, even though one doesn’t remember what the other does while in control of the body. They use a microcassette to leave messages for each other. Unable to stay away from the family he left behind for their own safety, he visits his wife, Hyde assumes control and learns about them, and things grow very complicated.
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NETFLIX TELLS US WHEN WE’LL SEE IRON FIST, THE DEFENDERS AND MORE07/28/16 @ 3:53 pm EST
It's a bird! It's a plane! No -- it's "Supergirl's" Superman!
The CW has released an official first-look at Tyler Hoechlin in costume as Superman. Designed by Kiersten Ronning, the outfit draws inspiration from the New 52's version of the costume, with a red belt instead of red trunks and muted colors. Melissa Benoist's Supergirl joins Superman in the first-ever photo of the two Kryptonian cousins together. Standing side-by-side, it's even easier to see the similarities between their costumes, though the House of El's "S" shield differs slightly between the two.
"I think the fun is going to be finding where Clark Kent is in this world. I'm just excited to find out Clark's sense of humor," Hoechlin said of the character.
"I think it's the perfect time," Benoist said at Comic-Con International in San Diego. "All of the interactions [Kara] had with him last season through the instant messaging and the texting, it never felt like enough to me. Their relationship is important, and they're family and she has things that he doesn't and he has things that she doesn't. They're only going to reap benefits from each other. I'm so excited about it."
The second season of "Supergirl" is scheduled to premiere October 10 on The CW, switching networks after a first season on CBS.
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Netflix’sPOSITIVE OUTCOMES AND CONFRONTATIONS IN A CLIP FROM TOMORROW’S OUTCAST07/28/16 @ 3:49 pm EST
Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos
was at the Television Critics Association
press tour and gave a rough idea of when the upcoming Marvel
TV shows will hit the streaming service.
We’ve been getting two shows a year and it looks like it will continue at least through 2017.Luke Cage
is already scheduled for September 30th. 2017 will see Iron Fist
and The Defenders
. It will be 2018 before we get a third season ofDaredevil
, a second season of Jessica Jones
and the first season of The Punisher
But fans of Daredevil
and Jessica Jones
will be able to get their fix in the Defenders
series where those two heroes join with Luke Cage
and Iron Fist
to save Hell’s Kitchen
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SUICIDE SQUAD ADDS ONE MORE CHARACTER TO ITS ROSTER07/28/16 @ 3:47 pm EST
In a clip from tomorrow night’s episode of Outcast
, Kyle’s life seems to be improving as he enjoys a visit with his daughter. But Reverend Anderson’s woes only increase with him still smarting from his confrontation with Kyle’s neighbor and facing low attendance at church.
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'THE ROCKETEER' REBOOT IN THE WORKS FROM DISNEY07/28/16 @ 3:35 pm EST
Though Suicide Squad is still a week from release, one more surprise about the film has been uncovered.
The good folks at i09 spotted the name of a prominent DC Comics superhero — and the actor playing the part — in the cast list for the film in press materials. Of course, it probably constitutes a spoiler.
The cast list reveals Ezra Miller will appear as the Flash. With the actors credited in order of appearance, and with his name is right next to Jai Courtney‘s Boomerang, it is possible the two will tussle. It is unclear if Miller will have his WayneTech approved costume or something simpler. The film is set after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it remains to be seen when it fits into the still-nascent DC Films timeline.
Suicide Squad opens next Friday.
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FEIGE COMPARES "GOTG 2'S" BABY GROOT TO RESURRECTED SPOCK IN "STAR TREK III"07/28/16 @ 3:29 pm EST
The Rocketeer is ready to blast off once again.
Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot of the 1991 action adventure movie, hiring Max Winkler and Matt Spicer to pen the script, which is being titled The Rocketeers.
The project, in the early development stages, is considered a sequel-reboot and, in a modern-day twist, will be headlined by a black female character.
Brigham Taylor, who produced The Jungle Book
with Jon Favreau, is producing along with Blake Griffin of the L.A. Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers. Griffin and Kalil are partners in a new venture called Mortal Media and approached Taylor with the idea for the reboot.Rocketeer
was based on the popular 1980s indie comic by Dave Stevens and, like Star Wars
and Raiders of the Lost Ark
, was a loving homage to the serials of the 1930s and 1940s.
The story followed Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket pack and suit to die for and become embroiled with mobsters and Nazis, as well as Howard Hughes and the FBI.
The Joe Johnston-directed movie starred Billy Campbell as Secord, Jennifer Connelly as his aspiring actress (a Betty Page homage) girlfriend, Timothy Dalton as an Errol Flynn-type actor who is a Nazi spy and Alan Arkin as Secord's mechanic.
When the movie was released, it grossed only $46.6 million and came in fourth in its opening weekend (it was pummeled by Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
, City Slickers
and Dying Young
). Its performance was considered a disappointment by the studio and its creative team.
But a rare thing happened: The movie took on a life of its own, engendering a massive following who loved its un-ironic, bright and straightforwardly heroic take on characters, all abetted by a score by James Horner.
When Disney hosted a 20th anniversary screening of the movie in Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in 2011, fans — many in Rocketeer costumes — lined up for blocks.
It was around that time that the studio began mulling a reboot of the movie, but sources said it sought a way to differentiate it from another rocket-propelled flying hero: Iron Man
The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.
Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing the project for Disney.
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BABS TARR TAKES "DOOM PATROL" TO THE ARCADE IN FIRST ISSUE VARIANT07/28/16 @ 3:24 pm EST
While Groot survived the end of"Guardians of the Galaxy," it came with a price -- an adorable one, mind you -- that saw the character reborn as a young version of himself: The now-iconic Baby Groot. To the delight of fans, we'll be seeing more of Baby Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," and according toMarvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, it'll take a while for the character grow back into his old self, kind of like Spock after his resurrection in the original "Star Trek" movie series.
In an interview with Collider, Feige said of Baby Groot's character in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel, "He remembers. He’s not mentally a baby, he is still Groot...I sort of equate it to Spock circa the end of 'Search for Spock' and 'The Voyage Home.'"
Touching on Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot's relationship in the sequel, Feige said, "When it comes to a Guardians of the Galaxy film, a James Gunn script, it’s not just about the funny, it’s not just about the action, it’s about the heart. And the amount of heart that you get out of this trash panda raccoon and now this little twig baby Groot is actually awe-inspiring. It is amazing what he’s done with those two characters."
Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone, Karen Gillan and many others, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" hits theaters on May 5, 2017.
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‘BABYLON 5′ STAR JERRY DOYLE PASSES AWAY07/28/16 @ 3:20 pm EST
DC Comics has exclusively
provided CBR with Babs Tarr's ("Batgirl") variant cover for the upcoming "Doom Patrol" #1, the first series launching as part of Gerard Way's ("Umbrella Academy") new "Young Animal" imprint at the publisher.
Tarr's cover sees the Doom Patrol hovered around an '80s-style arcade machine, likely in reference to Grant Morrison's classic "Doom Patrol" run that ran from 1989-1993.
Check it out below:
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SUPERMAN BRINGS TENSION & TEAM-UPS TO "SUPERGIRL"07/28/16 @ 3:17 pm EST
Actor Jerry Doyle, best known for his role on the 1990s sci-fi series “Babylon 5,” has passed away. He was 60.
According to TMZ, he was found unresponsive Wednesday in his Las Vegas home. Doyle’s family confirmed his death this morning on Twitter, saying the cause is unknown.
Doyle starred as security officer Michael Garibaldi in the 1993 TV movie “Babylon 5: The Gathering” and went on to appear on the television series, which aired from 1994 to 1998. He reprised the role in the 1999 TV movie “Babylon 5: A Call to Arms.”
He later appeared on such shows as “Sliders,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “JAG” and “NYPD Blue,” and launched a talk-radio career.
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Superman is coming to National City. In season two of "Supergirl," the Man of Steel's presence will be felt in a major way, as a character that was kept off-camera throughout all of season one joins the cast in a recurring role. Tyler Hoechlinwill play Superman in "Supergirl's" second season, which also sees the show jump from CBS to the CW, and his increased role will mean big things for the show's cast. During a press event at San Diego's Comic-Con International, "Supergirl's" cast talked about what Hoechlin brings to the role -- and what Superman brings to the show.
"I think it's the perfect time," said "Supergirl" lead Melissa Benoist. "All of the interactions [Kara] had with him last season through the instant messaging and the texting, it never felt like enough to me. Their relationship is important, and they're family and she has things that he doesn't and he has things that she doesn't. They're only going to reap benefits from each other. I'm so excited about it."
Hoechlin also has specific ideas of who Superman should be, and those ideas lined up with what executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg had in mind. But this isn't Hoechlin's first brush with Superman. "I read for 'Man of Steel' years ago and I just remember going into that audition and being like -- it was one of the first auditions I remember actually physically going in and being like, 'This might be want they want to see, but it's not what I find interesting. I think this
is interesting,' and kind of committing to that," said Hoechlin. "I think that was a huge step as an actor, you commit to what you find interesting and if they like it, great, if not, you don't want to show up to work everyday thinking like, 'Well, what do they want today?' You want to find someone with similar idea. With Greg and Andrew, it was an honest meeting about what I find fascinating and interesting about him and it kind of clicked. It felt right and it's really exciting to explore that some more."
Since Hoechlin has not yet to made it to "Supergirl's" set, he revealed that he has not seen the Superman suit -- although he has seen concepts. He also hesitantly revealed that he will be playing both Clark Kent and Superman on the show.
As far as how Superman interacts with "Supergirl's" other
super-powered regular, Martian Manhunter, actor David Harewood said "it'd be great [if a team formed]. I think there's going to be a lot more crossovers, so that's going to be pretty cool, if we all get to kind of fight on the same team. There's a fight in episode 202, and it's Martian Manhunter, Supergirl and Superman -- and that's just going to be awesome to see that. It's going to be pretty cool."
Superman will also reconnect with his old friend James Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks. And following that kiss between Olsen and Supergirl, Brooks teased that Jimmy will have the talk
with Superman. "The talk happens, actually," said Brooks. "And no one chokes anybody, cause I would lose. We have an honest and open conversation about how I feel and how Kara probably feels and you know how it is." Brooks added that having Superman back in his life on a regular basis "kinda makes him self-conscious a little bit."
And while Winn Schott might not have super powers or a pre-existing friendship with Clark Kent, actor Jeremy Jordan promises he will be very
excited to meet Superman. "[Winn] gets to meet Superman and he's very excited about that," said Jordan. "That dynamic is really fun. It's like, I dunno if you guys saw the episode with the Flash last year, when Winn kinda just fanboyed all over the Flash. It's like that times ten, because it's Superman."
There's one character that might feel some tension with Superman's increased role, though: Chyler Leigh's Alex Danvers. As Kara's adopted sister, the return of Supergirl's blood relative might shake up the show's established family dynamic. It's interesting," said Leigh. "[Superman and Alex] have not a ton of interaction [so far] but when you do see it, it's almost a little cryptic. Like, you sorta see bits and pieces of everything because it's family. In one way or another it's still, at the end of the day, family and whether or not adopted or whatnot. [Superman] brings [Kara] into our family, so obviously he's been involved in one way or another. It is pretty funny, though; there's some really good moments between the three of them in the first two episodes."
"Obviously it's an odd situation because you have this cousin who is one of the last surviving members of her race, and they share that bond -- a true blood bond," said Benoist. "Being the adopted sister, she might feel a little put out about that. I do think there's more history there than what we've seen in the scripts so far because Alex knew Clark. They all grew up together basically. Clark was older than them, but there could be some tension and I think it's a dynamic that's interesting to explore."
"Supergirl's" second season premieres on the CW on October 10, 2016.