MARVEL CELEBRATES SPIDER-MANíS BIRTHDAY AT NEW YORK COMIC CON!10/08/12 @ 4:40 pm EST
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New York, NY—October 8, 2012—Spider-Man is known as the World’s Greatest Super Hero, and next week at New York Comic Con (Oct 11-14), join Marvel in celebrating his birthday! Next Sunday, October 14th is Spidey’s birthday and for a Super Hero this big, we know nothing less than making history would be suitable—so in the days leading up this memorable day, Marvel is pulling out all the stops!
“Spider-Man is one of the most popular and special characters in the world, so we wanted to make sure we celebrated his birthday in a big way ” said Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “From working with the New York City Mayor’s Office for a very special announcement, to partnering with our friends at Hallmark Cards to make history, we’re ensuring that New York Comic Con is the place for fans of all ages to celebrate Spider-Man!”
First, don’t miss the event that brings together the New York City Mayor’s Office and Marvel Entertainment
for a special proclamation of Marvel-ous proportions! At 10:15am on Friday, October, 12 in the Marvel booth (#1838), join Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, NYC Commissioner of Media and Entertainment Katherine Oliver, Captain America, and Spider-Man himself to kick off the celebration. Don’t miss out on the big announcements and chance to be part of Marvel history!
“We are thrilled to welcome Comic-Con back to New York this year and especially excited to celebrate the birthday of a real New Yorker, Spider-Man!“ said Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Over the years, Spider-Man has helped showcase the best of what New York has to offer our friends in entertainment, and New York Comic Con is an opportunity to see just how many other creative minds are using this great city for inspiration and as a backdrop for their stories.”
Then, be one of the first to sign the larger than life (6’x 8’) Spider-Man Birthday Card
, produced by Hallmark, as Marvel attempts to shatter the Guinness World Record for “Most Contributions to a Greeting Card.” With the help of Marvel fans in attendance we’re sure we can do it—but we have limited space on this giant card! This card will be on display in the Marvel booth (#1838) at different times each day, both for contributions and for photo ops, so make sure you check in frequently so you don’t miss out!
On Saturday, October 13 head over to room 1E13 at NYCC for the "Marvel Television Presents" Panel
! Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, gives you the latest on season two of Ultimate Spider-Man
, the hit animated series on Disney XD, along with an inside look at the anticipated new animated series, Marvel's Avengers Assemble
and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Then, on Sunday, October 14-- the final day of New York Comic Con—Marvel’s celebrating the official birthday of Spider-Man with more events, news and fun than you can Thwip! First, in Room 1E07, check out the Amazing Spider-Man & Beyond
panel, where the minds behind your Spider-Man comics come together to give you all the news about the wall-crawler. What’s next for Spider-Man? Find out here!
Next, calling fans of all ages—come to the IGN Theatre for an interactive event like nothing you’ve ever seen before! The cast of Spider-Man: Turn off The Dark
, the hit Broadway show, arrives at New York Comic Con for a panel—nay, a performance!—that involves you, fans of all-ages!
Did you get up early for New York Comic Con? Miss your Sunday Morning cartoons? We’ve got the solution-- come on down to the IGN Theatre to view one of the most acclaimed episodes of the Ultimate Spider-Man
“If you’re a Spider-Man fan, then you’ll have the time of your life at New York Comic Con” said Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Sunday, October 14th is going to be a special day that all Marvel fans will remember!”
Plus, all convention long, check out the Marvel Booth (#1838) for special Spider-Man signing events with the creators behind your favorite comics, exclusive giveaways and more!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App
, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
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IZOMBIE SEASON 3 EXTENDED TRAILER RELEASED03/24/17 @ 1:48 pm EST
Lionsgate’s modern reboot of the Power Rangers
is finally in theaters and its success over the weekend will go a long way in determining whether this new version of the property will serve as a platform for a brand new franchise.
And apparently Lionsgate already has big plans for the future, and of course they involve the Green Ranger.
The company just released a new motion poster on Twitter showcasing a design for the Green Ranger’s helmet, hinting that Tommy Oliver is set to play an impact in the fledgling franchise’s possible future.
In the new movie, Elizabeth Banks’ villain Rita Repulsaappears to be harnessing the power of a coin, the items that give the Rangers the ability to morph into their heroic counterparts, and it has been rumored that she’s a former Green Ranger herself.
The film itself does have a huge tease for the character in the form of a post-credit scene, but all of the heavy lifting for Tommy’s turn as a Ranger will likely be done in a sequel film.
Executives are hopeful that the film does well enough financially to warrant followup films. The movie has some stiff competition in its opening weekend as it goes up against Beauty and the Beast
, a financial smash hit that broke March records when it hit theaters.Power Rangers
is in theaters now.
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JUSTICE LEAGUE - OFFICIAL WONDER WOMAN TRAILER TEASER03/24/17 @ 1:41 pm EST
Team Z returns to action in a new, extended trailer for the third season of iZombie
, which debuts in April.
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Saban's Power Rangers
dug up $3.6 million Thursday night as Lionsgate's new take on the five teens with morphin' powers began its rollout in theaters. Meanwhile, Sony's space horror-thriller Life
earned $800,000 in previews, and Warner Bros.' CHIPS
took in $500,000.Power Rangers
is directed by Dean Israelite and follows five teens (Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G) in a small town who discover artifacts that allow them to morph into crime-fighting heroes called The Power Rangers. They are tasked with learning to use their new skills in order to save their town from destruction by a power-hungry villain (Elizabeth Banks). Bryan Cranston also stars in the film based on the hit TV series that first hit the small screen in the '90s.
The PG-13-rated film is projected to earn $30 million to $40 million in its domestic debut.Life,
starring Jack Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, first debuted at the SXSW Film Festival. It follows a group of scientists on the International Space Station that discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
The Skydance and Sony project, directed by Daniel Espinosa, is tracking to earn $15 million to $20 million in its domestic debut.
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'ORPHAN BLACK' SEASON 5 EPISODE 1 UNVEILED AT PALEYFEST03/24/17 @ 9:42 am EST
Mattel and MoneySuperMarket.com have teamed up to feature the character Skeletor of the "Masters of the Universe" franchise in the company’s new advertising campaign.
Born Licensing brokered the deal.
The new campaign will feature Skeletor dancing to Irena Cara’s song “Fame.”
The advertisement will be aired throughout the U.K.
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'THE WONDER WOMAN 100 PROJECT' BENEFITTING HERO INITIATIVE03/24/17 @ 9:35 am EST
That deafening roar coming from the Dolby Theatre last night on Hollywood Blvd was the packed house completely ecstatic that they were about to watch the first episode of Orphan Black
‘s final season, two and a half months ahead of its June 10 premiere.
And while Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, the Orphan Black
cast and EPs Graeme Manson and John Fawcett kept their deconstruction of the episode to a bare minimum following the screening, the conversation onstage promptly sprung to clone Rachel, the show’s baddie who we’ve seen over time become more complex than innately evil: In previous episodes, we see that Rachel finally meets the mother who dumped her at the cloning org DYAD
.“I feel like Rachel had the biggest arcs and she’s gone through a lot of transformation; she’s had a lot of things that changed her power entirely and now we see her clamoring back into power,” explained Maslany.
“We wanted her to rise through her villainy,” said Fawcett, “We love her so much, we can’t help but make people sympathize with her.”
However, behind Rachel there’s a guy called P.T. Westmoreland –a Neolutionist– who is well over 100 years old and wrote the quintessential paper on cloning. He’s secretly presiding on the island where we find most of our sister clones in this season’s first episode.
“John and I knew for a long time that in this feminist show, that there was a man on top,” quipped Manson to great laughs and jeers by the house and the cast.
“He’s a character we had for a long time in the (Island of)
Dr. Moreau aspect,” said Mason who added that mysterious creatures will appear on the clone island where the season five first episode is set.
Without giving away too much, let’s just say that in the first episode, the sister clones struggle to be in contact with each other. Some are reunited, one is captured.
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The Wonder Woman 100 Project'SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING - THE ART OF THE MOVIE'03/24/17 @ 9:32 am EST
celebrates 75 years of Wonder Woman to benefit Hero Initiative.
In October, DC released the Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special
one-shot, an 80-page collection of stories and artwork about the Amazonian princess. DC released a limited quantity of sketch covers for the issue, and Hero enlisted 100 artists - including John Cassaday, Ryan Sook, Adam Hughes, Dale Keown, George Pérez, and more - to do original drawings on the variant.
Hero will auction the original artwork in May, but fans can view all of the pieces in The Wonder Woman 100 Project
, a 120-page trade paperback that hits shelves on June 28. MSRP is $12.99.
“We’re thrilled to partner again with Hero Initiative to celebrate Wonder Woman and support such a worthwhile cause,” said DC Entertainment Publisher Jim Lee. “The original covers are impressive and sure to be a hit with Wonder Woman fans and collectors.”
This year marks Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary. The celebration also includes a number of publications, commemorative stamps, and a June 2 theatrical film starring Gal Gadot.
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'FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE' GETS COMPLETE COLLECTION FROM IDW03/24/17 @ 9:29 am EST
Your friendly neighborhood web-slinger is set for his latest solo outing this summer in Spider-Man: Homecoming
, and Marvel is releasing an art book in celebration on July 5. Spider-Man: Homecoming -- The Art of the Movie
hardcover includes exclusive concept art, production stills, and commentary from the cast and crew of the film. Written by Jacob Johnson, this behind-the-scenes slipcased keepsake includes 240 full-color pages for an MSRP of $50.00.
The art book hits shelves just two days before the July 7 theatrical release of Spider-Man: Homecoming
, which stars Tom Holland as the titular wall-crawler, Michael Keaton as the Vulture, and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.
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CHRIS EVANS SAYS WHETHER HE'D PLAY CAPTAIN AMERICA IN AVENGERS 403/24/17 @ 12:40 pm EST
Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse
comic strip will get a definitive collection from IDW Publishing and the Library of American Comics. For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library
will collect the entire series, spanning three decades of strips in three hardcovers per decade. The collection is edited by Dean Mullaney, Kurtis Findlay, and Lorraine Turner in cooperation with Johnston, who drew the adventures of the Patterson family between 1979 and 2008.
The first volume collects strips from the September 1979 debut through the end of 1982. The cover panel will be a new drawing by Lynn Johnston, and the book will include occational context notes and comments from the creator. The 544-page landscape hardcover will be in stores in October. MSRP is $39.99.
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In the last month, fans of Captain America have grown nervous about the character’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Evans sent fans into a tizzy when an interview he did with Esquire was published. In the piece, Evans hinted that he would finish with Marvel soon as his contract was coming to an end. Fans were quick to plead for Evan’s stay as the actor has become synonymous with Captain America.
Now, the actor is speaking out about the controversial interview. Evans talked with Collider about the future of Captain America in the MCU and whether he’d be around for it. Here is what he had to say:
“It’s really not up to me. My contract is up. I’m not going to sit here and say, “No more.” I think Hugh Jackman has made 47 Wolverine movies, and they somehow keep getting better. It’s a character I love, and it’s a factory that really knows what they’re doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren’t kicking out quality, I’d have a different opinion. But, everything Marvel does seems to be cinema gold.
“Like I said, I love the character. The only reason it would end is ‘cause my contract is up. After Avengers 4
, my contract is done. Talk to Marvel. If we engage further, I’d be open to it. I love the character. It’s almost like high school. You certainly always look to senior year, and then, all of a sudden, senior year happens and you’re like, “I don’t know if I’m ready to go.” It’s tough thinking about not playing the guy.”