YOUR FIRST LOOK AT INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 518 – WHO IS THE NEW IRON MAN?!05/10/12 @ 9:56 am EST
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X-MEN-BASED "LEGION" ORDERED TO SERIES ON FX05/31/16 @ 11:39 pm EST
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Invincible Iron Man #518
, featuring the all-new Iron Man! Courtesy of the Eisner Award-Winning creative team of Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca, tensions mount as the Spymaster’s rampage within Stark Resilient comes to its bloody end. The Mandarin is throwing everything he’s got at Tony Stark including amped up super villains! With a big target painted on his back, can Tony Stark make it out alive? Can the new Iron Man save him in time? Find out in Invincible Iron Man #518
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INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518 (APR120646)
Written by MATT FRACTION
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DISNEY'S 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS' GETS DECEMBER 2018 RELEASE DATE05/31/16 @ 11:36 pm EST
FX has picked up "Legion" for an eight-episode first season. According to Marvel.com, the X-Men-based series -- which hails from FX Productions and Marvel Television -- is set to debut on the network in early 2017. Production on the show will begin this summer in Vancouver.
"We've come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and, with 'Legion,' he has delivered another major creative achievement," said President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions Nick Grad in a statement. "Just as he did in reimagining 'Fargo,' he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. The pilot episode is stunning, driven by incredible performances from Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller and the rest of the cast. We join our producing partners at Marvel in congratulating the creative team for what they've accomplished and are as excited as the fans for the premiere of 'Legion's' first season."
"Marvel Television is thrilled to not only have our first partnership with FX go to series, but working with the enormously talented Noah Hawley makes it even better," added Executive Producer and Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb. "From the first time we heard Noah's vision to his exceptional script and cast through the extraordinary filming of the pilot, we knew the series would be incredible."
The show comes from "Fargo" showrunner Noah Hawley and stars "Downton Abbey's" Dan Stevens as David Haller, the son of Charles Xavier and a man with mental illness and haunted by voices in his head.
"Legion" will also star Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Rachel Keller and Katie Aselton."Legion" is in development at cable network FX, with Hawley on board as a producer. According to the official description, "Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real."
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THOR: RAGNAROK TO REPORTEDLY HAVE PLANET HULK ELEMENT IN IT05/31/16 @ 2:39 pm EST
Disney on Monday announced that its Mary Poppins
sequel will open on Dec. 25, 2018, more than five decades after the 1964 classic film first played in theaters. The studio also revealed the movie's title for the first time: Mary Poppins Returns
The musical stars Emily Blunt as the magical nanny opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton
Rob Marshall is directing Mary Poppins Returns
from an adapted script by David Magee, as well as producing alongside Marc Platt and John DeLuca. Marc Shaiman is composing an all new-score, while he and Scott Wittman are collaborating in writing the original songs.
The character of Mary Poppins was first introduced to the world in P.L. Travers' 1934 book, which Disney adapted into the 1964 movie starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Travers wrote seven additional books about Mary Poppins that were published between 1935 and 1988.
“I am truly humbled and honored to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen," Marshall said in a statement. "The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation."
The story will be set in Depression-era London, where a now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by their former nanny following a tragedy in the family that leaves them numb and joyless.
Miranda will play the role of Jack the lamplighter, a new character. He is fast becoming part of the studio fold, having composed the music for Disney's upcoming animated film Moana
and worked on the music for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The only other pic currently slotted to open on Christmas Day 2018 is an untitled event film from Warner Bros.
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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT VILLAIN REVEALED05/31/16 @ 2:34 pm EST
Just as Captain America: Civil War
was more than just a solo outing for the character, it appears that Thor: Ragnarok
will follow the same framework, and will be more of an ensemble film.
The latest news from the film comes courtesy of JoBlo.com. Their sources indicate the film will be a mashup of the Ragnarok storyline from the comics and the fan favorite Planet Hulk story by Greg Pak. The sources say that the film will definitely have a Planet Hulk element and that Thor will "definitely be involved in some gladiatorial games run by the Grandmaster", who is played by Jeff Goldblum in Ragnarok.
The source also adds that Hulk (played by Mark Ruffalo) will have a costume similar to his look in Planet Hulk, with the more primal accessories and the one-sided armor covering his left arm. No details have been revealed about how either one gets to the planet, but once they get there fans will recognize pieces of both well-regarded storylines. Thor is attempting to find the ultimate weapon to stop Ragnarok and reset the universe, and that takes him in some way to this planet.
Chris Hemsworth's Thor will also have a different look once he's on the planet, evidently sporting a shaved head. Expect a different look for Tessa Thompson's debuting Valkyrie as well, who will be sporting war paint and will skew towards a more primal look as well, as opposed to her comic version's more nordic armor.
Thor Ragnarok is set to release on November 3rd, 2017.
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KAMALA CHOOSES A SIDE IN YOUR FIRST LOOK AT MS. MARVEL #805/31/16 @ 2:27 pm EST
The villain of Transformers: The Last Knight was revealed Tuesday afternoon by Producer/Director Michael Bay. Megatron will return to the series after his apparent death and transformation in a previous film. Bay announced the film is officially beginning production this week.
In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third film in the series, Megatron tried to restore Cybertron, and take over Earth. Optimus Prime wasn't having it, though, and took the Decepticons leader's head off with his axe. Megatron's head kept the evil 'bot alive, though, and in Age of Extinction, he went into the Galvatron body. Returning as Megatron is no small feat - he'll need to restore his entire previous body to do it.
Transformers: The Last Knight had a teaser over the weekend that said in Morse code, "I'm coming for you May 31," and apparently that message was being sent by Megatron. The movie will be the first to come out of Paramount's new writers room for the Transformers franchise, that featured writers like Akiva Goldsman, Christina Hodson, Robert Kirkman, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner, and more. Bay returns to direct the film, which he says will be his last in production. He's been revealing information on his instagram account slowly this month. In the latest teaser, Megatron's face is accompanied by a strange guttural growling sound, not unlike what's been used for dinosaurs in other films.
The film is due out on June 23, 2017, a date previously held by Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman live-action film, which bumped its release up by a few weeks in response. It's the first of three films, including a Bumblebee spin-off and a proper Transformers 6 that came out of the writers room. With Optimus Prime heading into space at the end ofExtinction, Bumblebee will be the leader of the Autobots on Earth at the start of this film.
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LAUREL'S DEATH 'WAS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS' TO FILM ON "ARROW," SAYS HOLLAND05/31/16 @ 11:57 am EST
This June, as the blockbuster Civil War II
heats up, Kamala Khan gets called to the front lines to join the fray! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside MS. MARVEL #8
– a Civil War II
tie-in from creators G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona! A new Inhuman has emerged, one with the power to predict the future. The heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice. Wield this new power to change the future as they see fit, or reject it – and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered. As the battle lines are drawn, which side will Kamala choose? Is she ready to take a stand against her idol and mentor, Captain Marvel? Find out this June as Civil War II comes to Jersey City in MS. MARVEL #8
MS. MARVEL #8 (APR160894)Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by CAMERON STEWARTCivil War Reenactment Variant by SIYA OUM (APR160895)On-Sale – 06/22/16
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DISNEY EXECS WORRIED ABOUT ‘ROGUE ONE,’ ORDER EXPENSIVE RESHOOTS05/31/16 @ 11:49 am EST
When "Arrow" season four kicked off, it promised a major death by the season finale -- and, boy, did it deliver. At last weekend's MCM Comic Con, Willa Holland weighed in on why Black Canary's death and Katie Cassidy'ssubsequent departure from the show was the worst one yet, next year's four-way crossover event and more.
As to Laurel's death, Holland said, "That was one of the most difficult things that any of us ever had to film, not that any of the deaths have been easy -- we lost Tommy after season one, we lost Moira after season two -- but this was four years in, so we were all so close at this point. More than ever, this time it felt like losing a limb.
"But, you know, she has her Black Siren thing coming up on 'The Flash,' which is pretty amazing, and I know that CW ad DC and the whole love to keep bringing people back and play around with the characters and popping us from show to show, so I'm quite excited to see what they're going to do with her character," she added. "I don't know where she's going to end up, but it's great to know she's still with us. It's not like she's gone."
Holland also discussed the upcoming crossover between "Arrow," "The Flash," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" and "Supergirl," saying, "We're all very excited to be popping into each other's realms. All I've got to say is I want to be on Earth-2, so as long as that happens, I'm happy. It seems so much better than regular Earth!
"The actual building of the crossovers and shoving it into our seasons... it's a very difficult thing, because we're all of a sudden not making one hour of television in eight days; we're somehow supposed to accomplish double the amount with twice the amount of people," she continued. "In the end, tiringly, it's worth it."
Katrina Law, who plays recurring character Nyssa al Ghul, pitched in, "Everyone is completely shattered, but the honest-to-goodness response from every single one of them is we love doing the crossovers, because the fans appreciate it so much."
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MIKE MIGNOLA ON "HELLBOY 3'S" ODDS: "I'LL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT"05/31/16 @ 11:45 am EST
The first “Star Wars” anthology film is rumored to be headed back to reshoots following a less-than-positive reaction from Disney execs. An unnamed source has informed Page Six that “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will undergo four weeks of “expensive reshoots” in July.
The source said that execs are not happy with the first cut, and that it “has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with ‘Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.’” The source claims that Disney isn’t taking a “back seat” and “is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well.”
A separate unnamed source, this one from Disney, said that additional shooting was always anticipated and is being done to ensure that “Rogue One” is “the absolute best it can be.” They added, “Coming off ‘The Force Awakens,’ there’s an incredibly high bar for this movie and we have a responsibility to the franchise and to the fans to deliver the best possible movie we can.”
Set outside of the main sequel trilogy that began with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One” is set just before 1977’s “Star Wars” and details the Rebel plot to steal the Death Star plans from the Empire. The film follows a cast of totally original characters, although it’s rumored that Darth Vader — and possibly Han Solo — could appear in the film.
Directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, “Rogue One” stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Riz Ahmed.“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens Dec. 16.
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"SUICIDE SQUAD" IS TWITTER'S MOST ANTICIPATED SUMMER MOVIE05/31/16 @ 11:41 am EST
Ever since the release of 2008's "Hellboy: The Golden Army," there has been nonstop talk of the still-unmade "Hellboy 3." Just a quick glance at our "Hellboy 3" tag reveals that it's a popular area of discussion almost any time franchise star Ron Perlman is interviewed -- even though he now admits that it will "probably never happen."
In an interview with The Guardian, "Hellboy" creator Mike Mignola discussed the odds of seeing another adaptation of his comic series. "Occasionally there are still some discussions about film or TV, but I’ll believe it when I see it," said Mignola, who said that both he and "Hellboy" film star Ron Perlman don't have the power to get a third film going.
Mignola added that while he appreciates the attention and enthusiasm generated every time Perlman brings up "Hellboy 3," he's doesn't want "anybody ever again talk to me about doing a Kickstarter. We’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars; I don’t see raising it in nickels and dimes. 'What do you mean you’re not making a third one? Those movies were so good!' They didn’t make a lot of money, and that’s one of the big things people look for."
Mignola says the fact that he got two "Hellboy" films a "miracle" and that their existence shows the "power" of director Guillermo del Toro. "Back then, he was just a super enthusiastic guy who’d made a couple of pretty funky monster movies. But he was persuasive as hell and he fought like a dog to get these things made," said Mignola of the director.
Mignola also discussed his initial thoughts way back when Dark Horse optioned the first "Hellboy" film from him. "I thought: 'This is the greatest scam I’m ever going to run! You’re going to give me money so you can maybe make a movie, but we all know you’re never going to make the movie, so you’re going to pay me money again, for nothing? That’s great!' [But] then when they actually made the movie, holy sh*t. Now it’s scary."
Mignola says he was afraid that the "Hellboy" film would "make 'Howard the Duck' look like 'Gone With the Wind'" and tank interest in his comic series. "I made up a new character and everything I had planned to do with Hellboy, I could roll over into this other character," said Mignola of his backup plan. "We eventually started doing it as a comic: 'Joe Golem, Occult Detective.' I made up this golem character I was going to do as a comic, and then I was going to do it as a novel, but really it was sitting off to the side, waiting for Hellboy to tank huge. For a long time he was just sitting on the sidelines, as my lifeboat." Thankfully, the "Hellboy" film didn't "destroy" the comic, and Mignola didn't have to execute his backup plan.
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MARVEL STUDIOS PAVED THE WAY FOR "THE BOYS" TV ADAPTATION, SAYS CO-CREATOR GARTH ENNIS05/31/16 @ 11:38 am EST
The summer movie season has begun and with it comes a number of major offerings from major movie studios -- with many comic-based movies among them. One particular comic movie has risen above all the other summer releases to become the most talked about film on Twitter. As reported by USA Today, Twitter has revealed that "Suicide Squad" -- the film starring Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and more as a ragtag band of villains-turned-quasi-heroes -- has become the most tweeted-about summer movie.
The film, which opens in August, had one million tweets posted about it between March 1 and May 26. The Joker Twitter emoji and the hashtag #JokerWasHere helped bolster the conversation, as did Joker actor Jared Leto's massive Twitter following. A trailer released for the film in April had almost 130K retweets and over 170K likes.
Coming up behind "Suicide Squad" were the also much-discussed "Finding Dory" (869,000 tweets) and "Ghostbusters" (329,000 tweets). "Suicide Squad's" claim to fame also comes as two other much tweeted about have entered theaters; "Captain America: Civil War" scored 10.4 million tweets during the sample period, and "X-Men: Apocalypse" also broke the million mark with 1.8 million tweets.
Directed by David Ayer and starring Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and more, "Suicide Squad" opens on August 5.
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A TV adaptation of Dynamite Entertainment's "The Boys" is currently in development at Cinemax, and -- according to Garth Ennis, who co-created the series with Darick Robertson -- it wouldn't have gotten this far without Marvel Studios' recent success.
"Ten years ago, if you introduced 'The Boys' to a mainstream audience, they would've been mystified," Ennis explained to The Hollywood Reporter. "They would be able to identify roughly who was standing in for Batman, Superman, the Hulk, probably Spider-Man and Captain America. Not beyond that. Now, 10 years on, with the success of the various franchises, mainstream audiences have been educated in the world of superheroes. So when an Iron Man-esque guy pops up, they'll know who that is. That's going to be simpler."
However, that doesn't mean it'll be a simple process overall. Ennis believes the struggle with adapting the comic will lie in "making 'The Boys' look as good as a superhero movie. It's less grounded than 'Preacher' in that regard."
"We're in a similar place with it now where we were with 'Preacher,'" added executive producer Seth Rogen. "Now that we've convinced everyone to let us adapt this into a show, what are we actually going to do?"
Ennis also succinctly summed up the premise of the show with an unofficial tagline: "Sick of superheroes? Because we are."
Dynamite Entertainment's "The Boys," which ran for 72 issues from 2008 to 2012, depicted a world wherein superheroes had become amoral celebrities that often engaged in destructive and selfish behavior. The Boys are a CIA squad that keeps those heroes in check, taking them out permanently if need be.
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Neal Moritz are involved in the new series, and Rogen and Goldberg helped develop the adaptation along with "Supernatural's" Eric Kripke. Kripke will also write for the series and serve as executive producer. Rogen and Goldberg, who recently directed the pilot for AMC's "Preacher," will direct the pilot for the Cinemax series. Ennis and Robertson will serve as co-executive producers. Additionally, Original Film’s Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Ori Marmur; Point Grey’s Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver; as well as Ken Levin and Kickstarter’s Jason Netter are on board as EPs.