|LET’S GO, VOLTRON FORCE! FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON10/12/11 @ 2:19 pm EST
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PANEL PRESENTATION FROM THQ, DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, VIZ MEDIA AND WORLD EVENTS PRODUCTIONS WITH VOLTRON PRODUCT GIVEAWAYS FROM MATTEL AND CLASSIC MEDIA OCTOBER 16
'MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION' CRUISES TO $4 MILLION THURSDAY07/31/15 @ 11:33 am EST
, the franchise that began when the 1980s robot-themed television action series Voltron: Defender of the Universe®
launched, will take part in New York Comic Con with a panel presentation, product giveaways, signing events and Voltron
costume character appearances. The panel will feature all-new and classic Voltron
content including toys and merchandise
, a sneak peak of the Voltron video game presented by THQ,
an early glance at Dynamite Entertainment Voltron comics,
an exclusive preview of VIZ Kids’ Voltron Force™ graphic novels
and a quick look at upcoming episodes of the television series Voltron Force on Nicktoons. Voltron
-themed items including a Mattycollector.com “Club Lion Force” membership for Voltron
collectibles from Mattel, t-shirts and DVDs will be given away as prizes throughout the panel presentation.
Jeremy Corray, Voltron Force
Supervising Producer, will moderate the event that will include artists, writers, producers and designers from the entire Voltron
· From THQ
, Peter Armstrong, Executive Producer;
· From World Events Productions
, Jeremy Corray and Bob Koplar, Vice President of WEP
· From Dynamite Entertainment
, Nick Barrucci, President, Dynamite Entertainment
· From VIZ Media
, Traci Todd, Senior Editor, Jacob Chabot, Cartoonist and Illustrator for VIZ Media graphic novels, and Brian “Smitty” Smith, Writer
· From Mattel
, Natalie So, Associate Marketing Manager WHEN:
Panel – Sunday, October 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room #1A24
Media Room – Sunday, October 16 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room #1E15
Mattel Booth (#1222) – During the convention, the upcoming line of Voltron
collectible toys will be displayed, and a limited number of “Blazing Sword Voltron” figures will be available for purchase.
VIZ Media Booth (#932) – Artists and writers of the Voltron Force
graphic novels will be signing posters and greeting fans:
Saturday October 15th, 3-4PM Brian Smith (Writer) & Dario Brizuela (Artist) for Voltron Force, Volume 3
Sunday October 16th, 3-4PMBrian Smith (Writer) & Jacob Chabot (Artist) for Voltron Force, Volume 1
New York Comic Con The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th StreetNew York, NY 10001
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Tom Cruise''JESSICA JONES' SHOWRUNNER TEASES A SUPER SUIT FOR KRYSTEN RITTER, CONFIRMS 'DAREDEVIL' CROSSOVER07/31/15 @ 11:24 am EST
s super spy Ethan Hunt returned to theaters Thursday night as Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation
kicked off with a strong $4 million in preshow screenings.
Beggining its rollout at 8 p.m. Thursday night, the fifth installment in the action film franchise is opening in 3,956 North American screens this weekend, and looks likely to win the weekend with a debut in the $40 million range.
Its Thursday night number is comparable to Mad Max,
which earned $3.7 million in evening shows and World War Z,
which earned $3.6 million in Thursday shows.
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie
, the new Paramount and Skydance film sees Hunt and his team attempting to prove the existence of (and then stop) Syndicate, an international criminal consortium. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
and Rebecca Ferguson
, starring Ed Helms
, Christina Applegate
, Leslie Mann
and Chris Hemsworth,
opened Wednesday to get a head start on the weekend. The New Line comedy earned $1.2 million in late-night Tuesday showings, which was added into the Wednesday tally of $3.8 million, a so-so start. Adding another $2.5 million to its total Thursday, the comedy about the next generation of Griswolds has earned $6.2 million heading into the weekend.
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WWE SUPERSTAR UNDERTAKER TO ATTEND WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO, TULSA07/31/15 @ 11:12 am EST
It looks like we may see Krysten Ritter in a super suit after all.
The actress plays the titular character in Marvel and Netflix’s upcomingJessica Jones series, which follows an ex-superhero who starts anew as a private eye in Hell’s Kitchen. But showrunner Melissa Rosenberg tells ETonline we may still see Jessica as Jewel or Knightress, two of her failed alter egos.
“We're going to hit on that! We're going to hit on it!” Rosenberg smiled coyly at the Summer TCA Press Tour. When we pressed her for details -- like whether it will be in flashbacks, à la Matt Murdoch's origin story in Daredevil -- she would only tease that they’re “glancing off it.”
Still, Rosenberg, who has written on projects as varied as Dexter and The Twilight Saga, says she hopes that Jessica Jones will move things “beyond female superheroes as they look good in a unitard.”
In that vein, we asked whether she considers Jessica, one of Marvel's first female heroes to front a franchise, to be a feminist. “She herself wouldn’t consider herself a feminist. Or not!” she explained. “I approach this character not from telling a female story. Gender is not the first character aspect that defines her.”
During ET's extensive interview with Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, at Comic-Con, he told us Jessica Jones is “more adult” and promised they were not shying away from “real problems” and “abuse” that Jessica grapples with. Rosenberg dittoed her complexity
“She's funny! She's dark! She’s the real deal. She's utterly compelling, both the actress and the character,” Rosenberg told us. “The first time I saw [Ritter] do drama was Breaking Bad. And she was just a guest star. We pushed her to some really dark, emotional places, and she just keeps going there. She's got incredible range!”
Jessica will have company in the strong female character department, though, as Rosenberg confirmed one major Daredevil crossover. “I think I'm allowed to say: Rosario Dawson will be dropping in,” she revealed.
Marvel previously announced that Dawson had signed a deal that would have her return for Daredevil’s second season, as well as make appearances in any of the four Defenders series. But now it’s official! Rosenberg added, “Smaller characters that populated that world will be popping in.”
That may be where the similarities between the two Netflix series ends. Loeb told us Jessica Jones, which will premiere sometime in 2015, is more of a“psychological thriller.” Rosenberg adds, “Our show has plenty of action, but it's not about the action.”
“It's about the character, it's about her emotional arc,” she explained. “And she's not a ninja. She never studies martial arts. She's a brawler. You piss her off and boom! You're down! We're not seeing a whole lot of--“ She mimicked a praying mantis pose and cried, “Hiyah!”
“She's not out to save the city,” she laughed. “She's out to make rent.”
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FM COMICS TO PUBLISH 'LOST IN SPACE: SEASON 4'07/31/15 @ 11:08 am EST
WWE Superstar Undertaker
® returns to Wizard World in two of its most popular Comic Cons in Chicago
(Friday, August 21) and Tulsa
(Saturday, October 24).
At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., Undertaker will appear from 3-7 p.m., posing for photo ops at 3 and signing autographs beginning at 4:45. He will be part of a huge WWE contingent at Wizard World's longest running show which also includes Superstars Sting
™, Randy Orton
®, Daniel Bryan
®, and WWE® Diva Paige
At the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, he will attend from 1-5 p.m., with photo ops starting at 1 and autographs at 2:45.
For more than two decades, The Deadman has loomed over the WWE landscape like a menacing shadow, spelling out doom for those who dare cross him. Imbued with seemingly mystical abilities and preternatural in-ring ability, The Undertaker is a WWE great in a class by himself, and no list of legends would be complete without him.
First introduced at Survivor Series in 1990, it was not long before he began to battle with WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. This clash set the tone for Undertaker’s dominant career. No one was too big and no one too big and no one was safe from his gloved grip.
Meet him at these two great events in the coming weeks.
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IVAN REITMAN OFFICIALLY DENIES THAT A SECOND ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ MOVIE IS IN THE WORKS07/30/15 @ 5:51 pm EST
American Gothic Press’s comics division, FM (Famous Monsters) Comics, has announced a trio of new comic book titles that it plans to release in the coming months including Monster World, a second title from horror specialist Steve Niles (and Phillip Kim), as well as Project Nemesis from Jeremy Robinson and Lost in Space: Season 4, a new comic book series that will be based on the unproduced screenplays from Producer Irwin Allen’s collection.
The previously announced horror comic from Steve Niles, Broken Moon, which features art by Nat Jones, is a horror saga set in a future post-apocalyptic world in which creatures from dark seek to fill the void created by the near extinction of humanity, while the new Niles title, Monster World, is a horror/private eye yarn set in 1930s Hollywood that will be illustrated by Piotr Kowalski.
lso new is Project Nemesis, which is slated to debut in October. Writer Jeremy Robinson is best known for his kaiju novels (Project 731), so it’s no surprise that Project Nemesis deals with a skyscraper-sized alien created by an ill-advised bit of gene-splicing.
No definite release date (or creative team information) is available for Lost in Space: Season 4, which will use actual unproduced screenplays from the Irwin Allen collection to chronicle the continuing adventures of the Robinson family, with Doctor Smith and all the cast along for the ride. FM Comics says that Lost in Space: Season 4 will debut later this year.
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MARVEL MANGA VARIANTS FOR DEADPOOL, CIVIL WAR, AND X-MEN '9207/30/15 @ 3:44 pm EST
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.
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'THE WALKING DEAD' SEASON 6: NEW PHOTOS FROM EW07/30/15 @ 3:35 pm EST
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
Check out all three variants below:
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BENDIS HINTS AT SECOND "IRON MAN" SERIES, DEBUTS PICHELLI VARIANT07/30/15 @ 2:01 pm EST
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.
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"DAREDEVIL" SHOWRUNNER DEKNIGHT ON MOVIE CROSSOVER HOPES, NIGHT NURSE CHANGES & MORE07/30/15 @ 1:53 pm EST
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.
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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."