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MARVEL CELEBRATES SPIDER-MAN’S 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 animated series.

“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 & events.marvel.com, 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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IVAN REITMAN OFFICIALLY DENIES THAT A SECOND ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ MOVIE IS IN THE WORKS
07/30/15 @ 5:51 pm EST
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Ivan Reitman, who is producing Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, has provided an official statement clarifying and debunking the rumors of the so-called “all-male” followup movie. That movie, which was apparently going to star Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, has been an on-and-off project for a while, it seems, with the latest update occurring this week when Drew Pearce, the screenwriter of this other movie, said it was still happening, even dropping Reitman’s name as part of that project in addition to the Russo brothers as directors.

But Reitman is denying that there’s another movie in development, which is consistent with what we heard about that movie’s status back in June. Here is the statement he provided to Uproxx:

“There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbustersfranchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise.”

So, if there is another Ghostbusters movie happening, Reitman doesn’t know about it. Dan Aykroyd has said in the past that a whole Ghostbusters universe has been discussed, and that would involve the cast from Feig’s movie teaming up with the cast from this other movie and expanding into a brand new Ghostbusters franchise. It’s entirely possible that Pearce has a script ready, but, according to Reitman — currently the resident Grand Poobah of Ghostbusters — it’s not something that’s going into production.
MARVEL MANGA VARIANTS FOR DEADPOOL, CIVIL WAR, AND X-MEN '92
07/30/15 @ 3:44 pm EST
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DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #4 (OF 4) MANGA VAR SWA

Marvel Comics has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive first look at three more manga variant covesr hitting store shelves in August.

Artist and character designer Yūsuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem Fates, No More Heroes) provides the variant for Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #4. Kia Asamiya (Martian Successor Nadesico, Silent Möbius) drew the cover for Civil War #3. Sana Takeda (X-23, X-Men: Fairy Tales) created the cover for X-Men ’92 #3.

Check out all three variants below:

'THE WALKING DEAD' SEASON 6: NEW PHOTOS FROM EW
07/30/15 @ 3:35 pm EST
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Norman Reedus (as Daryl Dixon) tells EW to expect “a lot of internal conflict” in season 6.

“A lot of characters that you didn’t see having beef are starting to have beef—there’s a lot of mistrust.”

Here are sme of the photos:

NEW X-MEN: APOCALYPSE IMAGES RELEASED, SINGER DEFENDS APOCALYPSE COSTUME
07/30/15 @ 3:28 pm EST
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When an Entertainment Weekly cover revealed our first look at Oscar Isaac as the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, most fans were not impressed, drawing comparisons to cheesy Power Rangers villain Ivan Ooze. But, director Bryan Singer is back to defend the costume, saying it’s actually “very similar” to the comic book design, and has shared some new hi-res X-Men: Apocalypse photos at the same time.

Singer spoke to Empire about Oscar Isaac’s costume saying, “He'll be very similar to images in the comic. There's obviously something very futuristic and yet ancient to the design of both his costume and his physicality.”

In some ways, the Apocalypse costume is very faithful to the classic costume from the comics, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. What works on the page doesn’t always work on the screen. Thor doesn’t wear a silver helmet. Wolverine doesn’t wear a yellow and black cowl. There are some concessions you have to make in order for a character to adapt to the big screen. Singer seems intent on remaining faithful, even if it doesn’t look quite right. Whether that’s the right creative choice remains to be seen.

To give you a better look at Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, we have some new hi-res X-Men: Apocalypse images, including a new shot of the villain in question. It doesn’t look appreciably better than anything we’ve seen to date (it’s a similar shot to one that was previously released in the pages of EW), but hey, at least Storm looks pretty good with that white mohawk. And, while we’re here, can we just talk about Rose Byrne’s 80s-era pantsuit? Forget about that silver Egyptian getup that Apocalypse is rocking, this might be the best (and most period-appropriate) costume in the movie.



BENDIS HINTS AT SECOND "IRON MAN" SERIES, DEBUTS PICHELLI VARIANT
07/30/15 @ 2:01 pm EST
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With the October debut issue of "Invincible Iron Man"reportedly amassing over 200,000 copies sold through preorders, writer Brian Michael Bendis is looking at another massive launch with Marvel Comics. The first issue, which sees Bendis continuing his collaboration with former "Ultimate Spider-Man" artist David Marquez, will find Tony Stark stepping into a new suit of armor and a new era of his life as he tries to uncover the mystery of his parentage.

But according to a tease from Bendis himself, this premise might be too big for just one book.In a post on his personal Tumblr unveiling an "Invincible Iron Man" #1 variant by Sara Pichelli, Bendis alludes to a potential second series starring -- or at least involving -- Tony Stark.

"Man, the launch of 'Iron Man' is going so well, I might have to launch another!" wrote Bendis. He then added a "wait, what?" for good measure.

It's quite common for Bendis to handle multiple books at once, with two usually serving as companion series. He did it with "New Avengers" and "Mighty Avengers" and then again with "Avengers" and "New Avengers." He did the same thing for the X-Men as well, writing both "Uncanny X-Men" and "All-New X-Men" simultaneously with stories and characters floating between both books.

"Invincible Iron Man" #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez hits stores this October.

"DAREDEVIL" SHOWRUNNER DEKNIGHT ON MOVIE CROSSOVER HOPES, NIGHT NURSE CHANGES & MORE
07/30/15 @ 1:53 pm EST
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Season One showrunner Steven S. DeKnight came late to the "Daredevil" party, replacingoriginal writer/producer Drew Goddard after the initial two episodes were filmed. And while he's reluctantly exiting as the Netflix series are just taking off, he says he's glad he was there at all.

Appearing at a panel of Netflix original series showrunners at the Television Critics Association press tour, DeKnight talked about passing the baton of Marvel Television's enthusiastically received streaming series focusing on street-level superheroics of Matt Murdock, a move, prompted by a standing cinematic commitment, that was made easier by the trust he has in his successors.

"The new showrunners, Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez -- Doug Petrie was my right hand man on the first season, and Marco was one of our fantastic writers. Unfortunately, I had to leave because of a previous commitment to write and direct a feature,' said DeKnight from the stage. "They were there from the inception -- actually, Marco was there before even I came onto the project after Drew Goddard had to leave, so it's in fantastic hands.

"I've told them 'Anything I can do, anything you need from me, if you ever need to call, I'm always there,'" DeKnight added. "But also, I think it's very important, for me, exiting, to leave the show to them. And everything I've heard about it, everything from on set, from them, sounds like everything is going wonderfully, and I personally can't wait to watch Season Two with the rest of you."

While praising the creative freedom he enjoyed from both Netflix and Marvel, the showrunner also noted an intriguing instance in which he was asked to move in a different direction. "Really the only time that we got a 'no' is, originally, Rosario Dawson's character had a different name," he revealed. "She was going to be an actual Night Nurse from the comics, and the feature side, [of Marvel] had plans for her down the road. That's the only time that I actually ran afoul of a -- we couldn't do something. And we just used another name, so -- it's the same character."
OSCAR-WINNING “FEAST” DIRECTOR PATRICK OSBORNE TO HELM PARAMOUNT’S “BATTLING BOY”
07/30/15 @ 1:42 pm EST
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battling boy

Patrick Osborne, quickly becoming a highly sought-after talent following his 2014 Oscar-win, has now signed on to helm Paramount Pictures’ comic adaptation BATTLING BOY. The action/adventure, based on the hit graphic novel from Eisner award-winner Paul Pope, was picked up in 2008 by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and brought to Paramount as a part of their first-look deal at the time.

David Gordon Green and Josh Parkinson co-wrote the latest iteration of the project, taking over for Reel Steelscribe John Gatins and Alex Tse before him. The pic was largely inactive for a time, though sources tell me that the studio is now moving forward and working to lock down a new writer, with the tone of the film described as a more comedic approach and “punk rock” vibe. Pitt will produce with Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, while Eben Davidson, Andrew Calof, and Peter Kang will oversee for Paramount.

Set in the world of Acropolis, which has become infested with a slew terrifying monsters and demons following the death of legendary hero/protector Haggard West, Battling Boy follows a thirteen-year-old demigod who must rid the land of the vile inhabitants as a part of his rite of passage. Battling Boy must deal with his arrogant superhero father, a city council that crafts an embellished image of him, uncontrollable powers from his variety of magical T-shirts, and the antics of Haggard’s vengeful daughter Aurora, all while attempting to survive a plethora of vicious monsters and save a corrupted city.

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Osborne burst onto the scene with his beloved six-minute short Feast, which was produced by Walt Disney Animation and went on to win both an Oscar and Annie Award.

Prior to that, Osborne was an animator on a handful of top animated films, including Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, and The Polar Express. Osborne also served as a supervising producer on the Oscar-nabbing Disney short Paperman.

Just last month, Osborne signed on to adapt another hit comic, Nimona for Fox, based upon the NY Times bestselling graphic novel by Noelle Stevenson. Nimona will mark Osborne’s feature directorial debut and will be fully animated.

Though it didn’t hit shelves until 2013, Battling Boy debuted to rave reviews and spawned two prequels, The Death of Haggard West (The Invincible Haggard West), which was released in 2013, and The Rise of Aurora West, which dropped in 2014.
THAT OTHER ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ IS HAPPENING, AND GUESS WHO THEY’RE GONNA CALL
07/30/15 @ 1:33 pm EST
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Although certain people have issued stern and vulgar denials that a second, dudely “Ghostbusters” reboot was happening, that hasn’t stopped loud whispers coming from Hollywood about a project just like that in the works.

And every time the subject comes up, so does the name of Drew Pearce, the “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” writer who’s also scripting the other upcoming movie about ghosts, and the people who bust them

.Fortunately, MTV News was able to catch up with Pearce at the New York premiere of the new “Mission Impossible,” and pump him for info on the project. And even more fortunately, Pearce aint afraid of no “Ghostbusters” questions (although he reserved the right to be cagey about answering them.) So, is this really happening?

Says Pearce: OH YEAH.

“I’ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks,” he said. “Obviously it’s top secret, but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers — who did ’Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and are doing ’Civil War’ at the moment — and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going to take that and run with it. Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!”

Even better, he wasn’t even a tiny bit coy about the dream cast for the film. Who ya gonna call? Might it, in fact, be Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum as rumored?

“That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project,” Pearce confirmed, but added, “Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do.”

And while Pearce made all the same caveats about not having final say in this part, either, he addressed the very important question of whether a new “Ghostbusters” would give proper recognition to both the original source material as well as the all-female reboot of the movie that’s being filmed as we speak. The writer revealed that “there’s been a lot of chat” amongst producers about how and how much of a franchise this will be — and yep, he’s totally pulling for a single universe.

“My personal inclination is to try and make everything occur in the same ’Ghostbusters’ universe, because I feel, as a fan, that’s what I would want,” he said. “Standing here in New York, you just wanna tie it all together. Whether that happens or not we’ll see, but I’ve certainly given them the tools to do that, I hope.”
'SUPERGIRL' CASTS DC COMICS VILLAIN REACTRON
07/29/15 @ 5:23 pm EST
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'Sons of Anarchy' alum Chris Browning will portray the character otherwise known as Ben Krull on the rookie drama.

CBS' Supergirl has cast a big DC Comics villain.

The highly anticipated freshman drama has tapped Sons of Anarchy alum Chris Browning to portray Ben Krull — otherwise known as Reactron, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

On the Melissa Benoist starrer, Ben Krull (aka Reactron) is a deadly adversary of Superman's from Metropolis who wears an armored suit powered by nuclear energy. Never able to defeat his rival, Krull has come to National City to get revenge on the Man of Steel by killing his cousin, Supergirl. The character will first appear in episode three and is set as a guest star with a strong potential to recur, sources tell THR.

Browning becomes the latest DC character to board the series and joins Nurse Jackie alum Peter Facinelli, who will recur as Maxwell Lord, a green tech billionaire who is fascinated with National City's newest citizen: Supergirl. He also has a friendly rivalry with Kara's boss, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart).

In comic book lore, Maxwell Lord has wavered between being a good guy and a bad guy. He helped the Justice League get together, hoping to profit from the use of metahumans.

HERCULES RETURNS IN NEW SERIES BY ABNETT AND ROSS
07/29/15 @ 1:41 pm EST
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Being one of the Marvel Universe's ageless beings often means confronting several lifetimes' worth of regret, but it also means it's never too late to atone and turn your life around, a lesson the Olympian demigod Hercules knows all too well. Over his centuries of life, he's done some good, but he's also misbehaved quite often.

In November, writer Dan Abnett and artist Luke Ross launch a new ongoing "Hercules" series. In it, Herc attempts to turn over a new leaf and become the hero he once was and knows he can be again. It's a quest that will have the Avenger confronting the challenges that arise when modern day Manhattan and the myths of various ancient cultures collide.

"I want to keep the book very accessible and I want to make it very immediate," Abnett told CBR. "So the first few issues are going to appear to be done in one stories. [Hercules will] deal with one or multiple problems in an issue and there's a sense of closure, but there is the inevitable meta story. So his supporting cast's story rolls through those and we gradually get the impression that these apparently disconnected elements are going to be more connected. They are not necessarily all part of the same thing, but they are symptoms of the same problem. And yes, at least some of his major opponents are going to be new characters that are almost filling the vacuum left by the diminishing mythological presence of the world. That's going to be a fun thing to do."

 
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Updated: 07/30/15 @ 5:51 pm

1. IVAN REITMAN OFFICIALLY DENIES THAT A SECOND ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ MOVIE IS IN THE WORKS

2. MARVEL MANGA VARIANTS FOR DEADPOOL, CIVIL WAR, AND X-MEN '92

3. 'THE WALKING DEAD' SEASON 6: NEW PHOTOS FROM EW

4. NEW X-MEN: APOCALYPSE IMAGES RELEASED, SINGER DEFENDS APOCALYPSE COSTUME

5. BENDIS HINTS AT SECOND "IRON MAN" SERIES, DEBUTS PICHELLI VARIANT

 

Latest News
Updated: 07/30/15 @ 5:51 pm

1. IVAN REITMAN OFFICIALLY DENIES THAT A SECOND ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ MOVIE IS IN THE WORKS

2. MARVEL MANGA VARIANTS FOR DEADPOOL, CIVIL WAR, AND X-MEN '92

3. 'THE WALKING DEAD' SEASON 6: NEW PHOTOS FROM EW

4. NEW X-MEN: APOCALYPSE IMAGES RELEASED, SINGER DEFENDS APOCALYPSE COSTUME

5. BENDIS HINTS AT SECOND "IRON MAN" SERIES, DEBUTS PICHELLI VARIANT



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