MAY 20TH! THE SOUTH JERSEY COMIC-CON & TOY BONANZA!05/18/12 @ 2:57 pm EST
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MARK RUFFALO SAYS HULK WAS CUT FROM CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR BECAUSE MARVEL IS SAVING HIM09/03/15 @ 1:03 pm EST
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IS CARTOON NETWORK PREPPING A NEW "JLA" ANIMATED SERIES?09/03/15 @ 12:44 pm EST
Whether the Hulk will appear in Captain America: Civil War
has been a topic of much speculation since Avengers: Age of Ultron
hit theaters. With Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) off the grid again, even the Avengers don’t seem to know where he is.
Marvel Studios wants to keep it that way, it seems.
While on the press tour for his new film Spotlight
, Ruffalo told Italian website Bad Taste that the Hulk was cut from Civil War
Here’s Ruffalo’s original quote, run through Google Translate:
"Because it's still missing is not known where. I thought that I would be in the film, but in the end evidently believe that reveal what happened Hulk is something too big, and Marvel wants to use this information later. My character had been inserted in the script, but then it was taken away. Who knows, maybe Hulk will never return. However, they want to keep the revelation of what happened a secret, because it is something really big."
So it looks like Hulk has been benched, but for how long? Apparently he’s gone somewhere significant, but where? While Ruffalo may not know when Hulk will show up next, we’re confident we’ll see him in Avengers: Infinity War
at the latest.
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CINEMAX'S "OUTCAST" DEBUTS MOODY PHOTOS FOR KIRKMAN & AZACETA ADAPTATION09/03/15 @ 12:37 pm EST
It's not a new season of "Young Justice," but a new photo indicates that Cartoon Network may have a DC Comics-related announcement shortly.
The photo, shared online by Reddit user UnknownJ25, appears to have been taken in one of Warner Bros.' Burbank offices. Along with already announced and/or airing series like "Mike Tyson Mysteries" and "Be Cool Scooby-Doo!" is a poster for what appears to be an as-yet unannounced "JLA" show.
Pictured on the poster, in silhouette, are a number of DC heroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Firestorm, Hawkgirl and Shazam, among others.
While the poster could be for the classic Paul Dini/Bruce Timm series, that seems unlikely considering that the rest of the posters are for current series.
Warner Bros. has been contacted for confirmation. Keep your eyes glued here on DF News, JLAophiles!
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UPDATED: MISTY KNIGHT TO APPEAR IN NEFLIX'S LUKE CAGE09/02/15 @ 10:53 pm EST
Cinemax has released a trio of new images from their upcoming series "Outcast," which adapts the comic of the same name from "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta.
The images focus on series lead Patrick Fugit, who plays Kyle Barnes, as well as Philip Glenister's Reverend Anderson.
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DF UPDATE: DC REVEALS FIRST "DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE" COVER09/02/15 @ 10:44 pm EST
Deadline is reporting that the role of Misty Knight will be plaYed by Simone Missick.Original story:
Marvel's Mercedes "Misty" Knight, the police officer-turned-superhero, will make her live-action debut on Netflix's Luke Cage
Sources for ComicBook.com have confirmed that Misty Knight will appear in Netflix'sLuke Cage
television series. When we meet her, she'll be a New York City police detective, who reluctantly partners up with Luke Cage (Mike Colter).
We reached out to Marvel for confirmation and were told the company has no comment.
In the comics, Misty Knight was a decorated New York police officer whose life dramatically changed when her right arm was seriously injured during a bomb attack. Her act of bravery did not go unnoticed as Tony Stark supplied Misty with a bionic arm. However, the NYPD wanted to assign Misty to a desk-job so she resigned instead. At this point, her best buddy Colleen Wing talked Misty into starting a private investigation firm together, Nightwing Restorations. She then encounters Heroes For Hire, a superhero partnership consisting of Luke Cage/Power Man and Danny Rand/Iron Fist, who would eventually become the love of her life.
Misty is a highly-skilled martial artist who is proficient in hand-to-hand combat and has near perfect aim. Her bionic arm made of Vibranium is super-strong, giving her a vice-like grip, but because the rest of her body is ordinary she does have limitations as to how much she can lift.
The cast includes Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Alfre Woodard as Minetta, Theo Rossi as Shades Alvarez and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.Luke Cage
is filming in NYC now, for a likely 2016 release.
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‘STAR WARS’ FORCE FRIDAY: HOW DISNEY WILL HIT HYPERDRIVE WITH GLOBAL SALES PUSH09/02/15 @ 5:42 pm EST
DC Comics has unveiled what they've billed as the first cover for "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" -- a retail variant for issue #1 by artist Dave Johnson, based on a sketch by Jim Lee. The retailer-specific cover will have the logo of the participating comic shop, helpfully placed where it reads "your logo here" on the image.
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Star Wars: The Force AwakensWEIRDWORLD #1 BRINGS THE STRANGE & BIZARRE TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE THIS DECEMBER09/02/15 @ 2:05 pm EST
won’t open until December 18. But this week the public will see the equivalent of a red carpet premiere for a key part of Disney’s effort to build Star Wars Inc. into a commercial force unlike anything Hollywood has ever seen.
The entertainment giant will team with toy and merchandise manufacturers and retailers in an unprecedented collection of Internet and store-based events to introduce and sell consumer products. They’re calling it “Force Friday.
toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the saga,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says. The new products “will continue that tradition.”
The “Force Friday” name is a little misleading. Although sales begin then, Disney will begin to introduce the products this afternoon starting at 2:45 PT. A video stream on its Star Wars
YouTube channel will show personalities from its Maker Studios programs unboxing Star Wars
-related toys and other merchandise. The events will take place across the globe beginning in Australia, Japan, and South Korea before moving to Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. Don’t be surprised if you see a feature this week on ABC’s Good Morning America
Retailers will do their part to turn this into a mega-event: Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart, and World of Disney stores will begin selling Star Wars
stuff shortly after midnight on Friday. Toy maker Hasbro is the leading manufacturer with other products coming from game producer Electronic Arts, card company Topps, Rubie’s Costumes, Lego, and Tobar novelty toys. Others are expected to offer an array of electronic devices.
“I’ve never heard of launching a toy line with all guns blazing three months before a [movie] premiere,” says Marty Brochstein of LIMA – the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association. “It’s like a Harry Potter
book or an Apple iPhone.”
Disney, manufacturers, and retailers need to pull out all the stops.
Disney paid $4.1 billion in stock and cash in 2012 for director George Lucas’ Lucasfilm– which owned Star Wars
. For accounting purposes, the entertainment giant figures the franchise will have what’s called a “useful life” of 40 years.
Product sales are key to the effort to keep the franchise thriving for so long. Consumers have already spent more than $20 billion on Star Wars
merchandise since 1977 when the first film was released. The licensed product efforts were successful, despite a famously bad bet in 1999 that fans would buy lots of products based on Jar Jar Binks — an annoying character introduced in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace
Analysts are optimistic that The Force Awakens
will rouse far bigger sales. Consumers around the globe could spend $5 billion on Star Wars
merchandise and publishing over the next year or so — well ahead of the $3 billion generated by Disney’s Cars 2
— Macquarie Securities’ Tim Nollen forecasts. “This would easily net Disney about $500 million in licensing and retail revenue,” he says.
If he’s right, then it suggests Disney’s commanding an extraordinary 20+% royalty rate on the wholesale price of the licensed goods, which typically run close to half of retail.
Brochstein says that “collectors and adults with a soft spot for Star Wars
” probably will dominate the initial sales. If Disney agrees, then the initial products may include a lot of crafts, artwork, clothing, and kitchen goods. “Everybody’s been tight lipped about what they are doing,” he says.
Toys and other kids’ items should pick up steam as we approach the holiday season. Hasbro has a lot of skin in that game. The toy company guaranteed Disney as much as $225 million through 2020 back in 2013 when the companies revamped their merchandising alliance to account for the Lucasfilm deal and Star Wars
It sees Force Friday as just the beginning of an ongoing marketing campaign.
“What you see on September 4 will then be refreshed with new characters as we get closer to the film, as the film introduces people to new characters,” Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner told analysts in July. “We’ll then have characters that will follow that in time for Christmas and into New Year. And then you will have new waves of product and characters that will come in first quarter, second quarter and throughout 2016.”
The company probably will see a bump in 2015 revenues from the late-year Star Wars
sales — and as much as $300 million in additional revenue for all of 2016 — MKM Partners’ Eric Handler estimates. A stand-alone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
, “should carry sizable action figure potential” around its December 16, 2016 release, he adds
Meanwhile, gamers look forward to Electronic Arts’Star Wars: Battlefront
, a multi-player shooter video game due for a beta release in early October ahead of the official release on November 17.
EA plans to have a first-person shooter Star Wars
release in time for each of the upcoming films, the company told investors in July. Although it doesn’t have a timetable, “trust that you will see multiple Star Wars
titles both on console and PC as well as on mobile,” CFO Blake Jorgensen says. “We have at least one mobile title that’s going to come out this year and we have more in the process as well. So lots to come on Star Wars
Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter says he “would not be surprised” if gamers buy 15 million copies of Battlefront
by the end of EA’s fiscal year in March. That would be huge, although still behind Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty
‘s 25 million in lifetime sales.
Retailers are making a different kind of bet: They have to determine how much shelf space to devote to Star Wars
products vs other options.
For now, the major players are “making a major commitment” to the franchise, Brochstein says. “This is going to be the big conversation for Christmas. Everybody wants to be part of it.
”In addition to its sales effort, Target has a website where fans — including celebrities such as Minka Kelly, Chris Hardwick and Bobby Moynihan — offer memories of favorite Star Wars
moments. Toys “R” Us, Walmart, and Amazon also have special pages dedicated to products from the franchise.
Most Toys “R” Us stores will more than double the floor space they had devoted toStar Wars
products — and will devote more than 100 square feet to the franchise throughout the year, including many of its overseas destinations.
“It’s been one of the perennial bestsellers whether there’s a movie or not,” Global Chief Marketing Officer Richard Barry tells me. The promotional push for products tied to the new film will be bigger than anything he has seen, including for Harry Potter
He couldn’t discuss many products in detail, but says that “we’ve seen innovation play in a different way than in the past.” With creative use of electronics and robotics, among other things, “there are so many things that will make you say, ‘Wow, that’s so cool.'”
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BREAKING: MARVEL’S ‘LUKE CAGE’: THEO ROSSI CAST, ROSARIO DAWSON TO REPRISE ‘DAREDEVIL’ ROLE09/02/15 @ 1:47 pm EST
Just when you thought the journey was coming to an end! This December, book an extended stay in the Marvel Universe’s newest and most dangerous destination in WEIRDWORLD #1
– a brand new ongoing series set in the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe! Critically acclaimed writer Sam Humphries (Legendary Star-Lord)
joins forces with fan-favorite Weirdworld
artist Mike Del Mundo for a brand new adventure ripped from the pages of Secret Wars and planted firmly in the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe!
“Weirdworld is a place where anything
can happen,” says series writer Sam Humphries in an interview. “Weirdworld is a place inside
the Marvel Universe. Weirdworld is a place where the lost can be found.
But only if you’re strong enough…”
Imagine a world of sword and sorcery, a land where lost things go. Now imagine being trapped there with zero sword or sorcery experience! Meet Becca, an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world with one mission in mind – GET HOME ALIVE! Easier said than done! But how did she come to be here? And how can she hope to escape in one piece?
“Weirdworld is a place that is ever changing, always chaotic, and a place of infinite discovery,” continued Humphries. “Its essential nature is so mysterious that no complete map can ever be created. It is a polyglot of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and other weird things dug up from the brains of myself and [artist] Mike Del Mundo.”
Barbarians! Wizards! Goblins! Even tricked out sports cars! All await Becca around every turn in the depths of Weirdworld. Be there as Marvel’s own twisted fantasy realm comes alive before your eyes as Humphries & Del Mundo plunge headlong into WEIRDWORLD #1
– available in comic shops and on digital devices this December!
WEIRDWORLD #1Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art & Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
On Sale This December!
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SUPERGIRL: GLENN MORSHOWER CAST AS GENERAL SAM LANE09/02/15 @ 1:29 pm EST
Netflix’s Marvel series Luke Cage has added two more key players. Deadline is reporting that Sons Of Anarchy standout Theo Rossi has been cast as a regular opposite Mike Colter and Alfre Woodard in the third series from Marvel’s four-series package for Netflix. Additionally, it is reporting that Rosario Dawson will reprise her Daredevil role as Claire Temple in Luke Cage. That makes sense since in the comic books, Claire is a romantic interest of Luke Cage. First introduced on Daredevil, Dawson’s Claire also is set to appear in the second Marvel series, Jessica Jones — where Colter’s Cage also will make his debut — before moving to Luke Cage.
Like most comic book adaptations, the breakdown forLuke Cage features fake character names. Rossi was cast to play the “Sonny” role, described as relentless and menacing, smooth and manipulative, street smart and controlling. It is rumored Rossi would be playing Luke Cage’s enemy Shades aka Alvarez, a well known criminal.
In Luke Cage, Mike Colte plays Cage, a wrongly accused man who, granted superstrength by a sabotaged experiment, escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Cheo Hodari Coker serves as executive producer and showrunner on the series, produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
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KENNETH BRANAGH TO DEVELOP DISNEY’S ‘ARTEMIS FOWL’09/02/15 @ 1:25 pm EST
When DC Comics character General Sam Lanemakes his debut on Supergirl, he’ll be portrayed by an actor who has plenty of experience playing military men, as IGN can exclusively reveal that Glenn Morshower has been cast in the recurring role on CBS’s new fall series.
The Supergirl version of General Lane is described as a powerful military lifer -- and an overprotective father to both Lucy Lane and her sister, Lois. His arrival in National City stirs up trouble for Supergirl when he enlists her in a dangerous government initiative.
General Lane’s introduction will come on the heels of meeting Lucy Lane on Supergirl, played by Jenna Dewan Tatum, who will also appear in a recurring capacity in the show’s first season.
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“Cinderella” director Kenneth Branagh will reportedly take the reins of Disney’s long-developing adaptation of “Artemis Fowl.”
The Tracking Board reports Branagh will develop and direct the project, based on the popular series of young-adult fantasy novels written by Eoin Colfer. Irish playwright Conor McPherson is in negotiations to write the script.
Debuting in 2001, the the eight-book series follows the adventures of Artemis Fowl, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who, in the first novel, who hatches a dangerous plot to extort the Fairy People in an attempt to restore his family’s fortune.
Branagh will produce “Artemis Fowl” alongside Harvey Weinstein.