'PROJECT SUPERPOWERS' VS A FRACTURED FUTURE IN NEW SERIES01/20/22 @ 3:20 pm EST
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NETFLIX TO TEASE GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S 'PINOCCHIO,' KID CUDI'S 'ENTERGALACTIC' AT FIRST ANNECY SHOWCASE 05/25/22 @ 10:24 am EST
The Project Superpowers characters have fought the forces of evil in their original native middle-century, in the present, and now in an exciting new series, in the far-flung future - but how removed is it from today?
Superstar writers Ron Marz (Silver Surfer, Green Lantern
) and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy
) reunite following their fan-favorite cataclysmic crossover at DC, Justice League: Endless Winter
, on this new series tackling a fractured future. In Project Superpowers: Fractured States
, readers will follow a mysterious John Doe as he awakens in the year 2052. Without memories - or clothes - he will enter a United States ravaged by environmental disaster and fragmented into constantly warring regions led by superheroes, villains, and mega corporations. Can he figure it all out?
"When we were digging into the previous material, we noticed a plethora of patriotic characters," said writer Ron Marz. "Obviously, that makes complete sense, as many of them date to the 1940s, when America was fighting real-world fascism. That seemed like a viable avenue to explore, since America is dealing with its own fascist impulses right now. It allows us to dig into larger themes like the American dream, and what it means to be American. It's all presented in the guise of a superhero story, but we wanted to make sure we had underpinnings of some meaty stuff in there."
Further, patriotic heroes are being hunted down by a mysterious force. And the mantle of Black Terror now being taken up by countless individuals fighting to save the republic. Returning readers of the Project Superpowers saga, and newcomers alike, will be excited to see more exciting takes on their favorite heroes like the Green Lama, The Claw, and many more.
Writer Ron Marz is most known for multiple beloved long runs on titles, shaping their characters and worlds. His most prominent include Silver Surfer, Green Lantern
, and Witchblade
. Alongside Project Superpowers
, Marz's return to Silver Surfer
in 2022 is already being met with fervor from fans. Joining him writing is Andy Lanning, who played a pivotal role in defining the Guardians of the Galaxy
, as seen in blockbuster films and video games today.
They're joined on the series by Argentinian artist Emilio Utrera, colorist Arthur Hesli, and letterer Tom Napolitano. The series is edited by editor Brian Cunningham, formerly of DC and known for hits like Doomsday Clock
and countless other blockbusters. On the covers front, artists Mike Rooth, Geraldo Borges, Paula Andrade, Rus Wooten and the legendary Gary Frank contribute their takes on this explosive arc. Subsequent issues will feature covers by Scott Kolins (Flash
Lanning sums it up, "For anyone who likes a good old-fashioned tale of classic Golden Age heroes cast into a dark dystopian future world where the country has literally fallen apart around them and malevolent forces have risen to take control of the divided states with a main character who’s got amnesia and must undertake a perilous journey across the dangerous, fractured landscape... then this one’s for you!"
“Getting to play in the PSP Universe has been a blast with Ron, Andy and Emilio," said editor Brian Cunningham. "Since this story is set 15-20 years in the future, it’s always fun telling a ‘what if’ scenario where the readers decide if it sticks. I can’t wait to find out!"
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: FRACTURED STATES #1
is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
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NEW 'INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE' TEASER RELEASED05/25/22 @ 10:06 am EST
Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” and Kid Cudi’s “Entergalactic” are among the titles that will be teased at Netflix’s inaugural Annecy International Animation Film Festival showcase next month, Variety
The streamer is also bringing masterclasses and the world premiere of Chris Williams’ sea monster adventure “The Sea Beast,” starring Karl Urban and Dan Stevens, to the festival, which takes place in France.
Netflix’s showcase will offer an exclusive first look at del Toro’s upcoming stop-motion adaptation of “Pinocchio,” with the filmmaker attending in person to discuss the project, as well as the first look at “Entergalactic,” the adult animated project from Kid Cudi (AKA Scott Mescudi) and Kenya Barris, which is based on Cudi’s album of the same name.
The showcase will also include a behind-the-scenes look at David Fincher’s “Bad Travelling,” which will be included in vol. 3 of Tim Miller’s series “Love, Death + Robots” as well as glimpses of “The Sea Beast,” Henry Sellick’s “Wendell & Wild,” “My Father’s Dragon,” “The Magician’s Elephant,” Hiroyasu Ishida’s “Drifting Home,” “Nimona,” “Spirit Rangers” and Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin’s “My Dad The Bounty Hunter.”
Netflix also has a number of projects screening as part of the festival’s competition: “Arcane,” “The Cuphead Show!,” “The House,” “Human Resources,” “Robin Robin” and “We the People” are all Official Selections.
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AMC'LUCIFER' CREATOR RESPONDS TO BACKLASH AFTER RECASTING TOM ELLIS' CHARACTER FOR 'THE SANDMAN'05/25/22 @ 9:56 am EST
has released a new teaser for its upcoming Interview With the Vampire
The new teaser was shared to the series' official Twitter account.Interview With the Vampire
is expected to debut on AMC and AMC+ this fall and stars Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt and Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac from the novel by Anne Rice of the same name.
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IT'S 'BATMAN VS. ROBIN' IN MARK WAID & MAHMUD ASRAR'S DC EVENT SERIES05/24/22 @ 10:56 pm EST
Author Neil Gaiman has responded to the backlash surrounding the casting of Lucifer Morningstar in Netflix's adaptation of his graphic novel series, The Sandman
, and revealed why it was never in the cards to bring back Tom Ellis.
After a fan on Twitter quizzed Gaiman as to why the Ellis hadn't been brought back to reprise his role, writing: "And you couldn't have asked Tom Ellis why?" the creator explained all.
In response, he wrote: "Because his Lucifer, while inspired by the Lucifer in Sandman
, is so far away in terms of Sandman
continuity by the end of Lucifer,
that it's easier on everyone to go back to the version in the [DC] comic.
"And this way, you don't know what our Lucifer is going to do," he added before concluding his post by stressing that there was no love lost between him and the Brit actor. "Tom's is lovable."
Gaiman's reply should put to bed the debate over Game of Thrones
star Gwendoline Christie's casting as Lucifer in the upcoming Sandman
adaptation, which has been raging on ever since the actress was first announced back in October 2021.
She will make her debut on the series alongside stars Tom Sturridge, Jenna Coleman and David Thewlis when the show makes its debut on Netflix later this year. (via Hello Magazine
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'GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE'S CELESTE O'CONNOR JOINS SONY’S MARVEL MOVIE 'MADAME WEB'05/24/22 @ 10:46 pm EST
Bruce Wayne is going to come to blows with his son, Damian Wayne, in a new limited series this fall. Batman vs. Robin
is a five-issue series from writer Mark Waid, artist Mahmud Asrar, and colorist Nathan Fairbairn debuting in September. The event spins out of Waid's current run on Batman/Superman: World's Finest
with artist Dan Mora, while also tying into the concluding "Shadow War" crossover between Joshua Williamson's Batman
, and Deathstroke
series. Each part of Batman vs. Robin
features five oversized issues, and also involves the Devil Nezha from World's Finest
"What I can say is that the first arc of World's Finest
is, was, and always has been, designed deliberately to lead into what is going to be Batman vs. Robin
," Waid teased. "What I was trying to do with Batman versus Robin was try to take them into a realm that I'm not used to seeing them in, which is dark magic sorcery, rather than science, rather than logic and detective stuff. We've seen Batman and sort of peripheral magic, but I want to get into the down and dirty of it."
Mahmud Asrar is a former Marvel Young Guns artist – now known as Marvel Stormbreakers – who is making his return to DC after nine years at Marvel. Waid and Asrar collaborated on 2015-2016's All-New, All-Different Avengers
. (via ComicBook.com
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JEAN GREY GRABS THE SPOTLIGHT IN ARTGERM'S 'X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA' #1 COVER05/24/22 @ 10:39 pm EST
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” actor Celeste O’Connor has been cast in “Madame Web,” an upcoming installment in Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters.
O’Connor’s role has not been announced. They will appear in the comic book adventure alongside Dakota Johnson, who is playing the title character, as well as Sydney Sweeney of “Euphoria” fame.
The movie will serve as an origin story for Madame Web, a clairvoyant whose psychic abilities allow her to see within the spider world itself. In the Marvel comics, Madame Web is a paralyzed, elderly woman with myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune disorder requiring her to connect to a life support system resembling a spider web. Her supernatural abilities prove to be greatly beneficial to Spider-Man and his fellow arachnid allies, like Spider-Woman. Given her condition, though, she’s never battled villains herself.
“Madame Web” is Sony’s first modern comic book adaptation to feature a woman in the headlining role. It is one of several Spider-Man-related spinoffs in Sony’s pipeline, including “Kraven the Hunter,” featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ariana DeBose. (via Variety
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BOX OFFICE: 'TOP GUN 2' TARGETS CAREER-BEST OPENING FOR TOM CRUISE05/24/22 @ 10:32 pm EST
Mutantkind is set to send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe yet again in this year’s HELLFIRE GALA! A night overflowing with heavy drama, surprise guests, and game-changing revelations, the event will take place in July’s X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1, a giant-sized one-shot will be written by current X-Men writer Gerry Duggan along with an all-star lineup of artists: Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli and C.F. Villa. A Marvel Comic of such magnitude wouldn’t be complete without an incredible variant cover from artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau! The mega-popular cover artist depicts Jean Grey in her now iconic Hellfire Gala outfit from last year, ready to announce the new team of X-Men!
At last year's gala, mutants changed the face of the solar system, terraforming Mars and claiming it for mutantkind. Don’t dare miss this issue to see what comes next! Check out the cover below and stay tuned for more news about X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1, including an exciting sneak peek!
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SAMUEL L. JACKSON JOINS CHRIS PRATT IN 'GARFIELD' ANIMATED FEATURE05/24/22 @ 10:27 pm EST
Fire up the jets.
After two years of being grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, Top Gun: Maverick
is finally flying into theaters over Memorial Day weekend following a headline-grabbing, global marketing blitz that saw a tireless Tom Cruise transform into the showman of the moment as he made stops at a world premiere in San Diego, the Cannes Film Festival, a Royal-sponsored screening in London and another premiere in Japan.
The release of the long-awaited sequel to the iconic 1986 movie is poised to be a defining moment for the box office recovery, which so far has been largely fueled by superhero fare.Top Gun 2
is easily headed for the biggest opening of Tom Cruise’s career at the domestic box office, with a four-day gross of at least $92 million, according to official tracking. And that’s a conservative estimate. Many pundits believe the critically acclaimed sequel could soar well north of $100 million domestically, but tracking — one of Hollywood’s favorite pastimes — has become fraught in the pandemic era. Exhibitors are especially bullish on the pic, and are even thinking $125 million-plus.
Part of the problem in this instance: there’s no way of knowing whether older consumers will set aside their caution and rush out to see the $170 million-plus movie on the first weekend. And while Top Gun 2
certainly hopes to play to younger audiences, it is nevertheless a follow-up to a 36-year-old property. (via THR
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MARVEL STAYS FAMILY-FRIENDLY, ERASES VIOLENT SCENE FROM MCU SERIES05/24/22 @ 1:02 pm EST
Samuel L. Jackson is set to join Chris Pratt in Alcon Entertainment’s upcoming animated theatrical motion picture based on the iconic comic strip Garfield, THR
Jackson will play a brand-new character, Garfield’s father, Vic. The veteran Hollywood actor is best known for movie hits like Jurassic Park
, the Star Wars
prequel trilogy, Goodfellas, Coming to America, Menace II Society
and Pulp Fiction.
Pratt was earlier announced to voice the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating comic strip feline Garfield in the new animated movie based on a script written by David Reynolds and directed by Mark Dindal. Sony Pictures is distributing globally (excluding China).
Created by cartoonist Jim Davis, the Garfield
comic strip debuted in June 1978 and follows the cynical and lazy orange cat and his interactions with his owner, Jon Arbuckle, and fellow pet Odie, the lovable dog.
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DISNEY+ RELEASING 'MS. MARVEL' SPECIAL AHEAD OF EPISODE 105/24/22 @ 1:07 pm EST
Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight
almost had a brutal end for Episode 1 that was cut so that Marvel could continue to be safe under Disney’s “family-friendly” umbrella.
While the whole series is now available to watch on Disney+, fans were really excited to see what Isaac would do with the relatively unknown super hero. Moon Knight
was Marvel’s first big focus on mental health as Moon Knight struggles with Dissociative Identity Disorder. In the series, Isaac plays three roles — Steven Grant, Marc Spector, and Jake Lockley — who is guided by the Moon God, Khonshu.
While the series does delve a bit into Egyptian mythology and gives fans some great action, something that was lacking from the series was the brutal fights that were promised by Marvel. Some fans have wanted the MCU to get bloody for a long time and be like the Netflix Marvel shows, but it seems that Disney can’t fully commit to doing this just yet.
Even with Parental controls now on Disney+ and testing out censorship on some graphic scenes, reports Inside The Magic
, Marvel decided to remove any trace of the brutal fights that were promised. Beforehand, fans would’ve thought that there were no crazy fight sequences in Moon Knight
, but the stunt double for Moon Knight revealed that the first episode originally had a large fight between the Jackal and the caped hero.
Some fans are reportedly finding this disappointing with worries of this policy ruining Jon Bernthal’s Punisher and Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool by playing it too safe.
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reports that Marvel Studios will be releasing a documentary special for its upcoming Disney+ series Ms. Marvel
, separate from the usual Assembled
episodes that come after each MCU show finishes its run.
The special will be titled A Fan's Guide to Ms. Marvel
and is set to hit the service on Wednesday, June 1. The documentary short will give fans "an exclusive look behind the groundbreaking original series," and will also "[feature] interviews with its award winning filmmaking team and... the show's captivating star."
This is the first time that Marvel Studios will have released a behind-the-scenes special for one of its upcoming Disney+ originals before it comes out. Usually, a similar special would air shortly after a series finale in the form of the studios’ Assembled
So why the change here? Well, it could signal that Marvel Studios may not be too confident in the show’s popularity or performance, so they want to try and get the Ms. Marvel
name out there more than usual.
On the other hand, it could be the start of a new tradition and will become a permanent trend for projects going forward. It’s also worth noting that this new documentary special is roughly half the length of a normal one would be.Ms. Marvel
hits Disney+ on June 8.