IMAGE/SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT SUMMON A SECRET SOCIETY OF MAGICIANS IN EXCELLENCE THIS MAY02/14/19 @ 9:22 pm EST
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MARVEL STUDIOS SALUTES ARMED FORCES DAY IN NEW FEATURETTE05/19/19 @ 10:32 pm EST
Khary Randolph (We Are Robin, Black, Tech Jacket
) and Brandon Thomas (Horizon, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury, Noble
) ignite a generational war in an all-new, action-fantasy series—Excellence
—launching from Image/Skybound Entertainment this May. This new series features a creative team comprised entirely of creators of color.
is all about contrasts—characters that are capable of doing these impossible things, but whose abilities are largely defined by others,” said Thomas. “This conflict explodes within a relationship between a father and son that have very different ideas about who should benefit from this power, and how long they're supposed to wait around for things to get ‘better.’ Like most popular genres, fantasy is in desperate need of expansion, and we're excited and honored to fill that void with this action-packed series, as we agree with our protagonist...it's now or never.” Excellence
follows Spencer Dales, a young man born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others—those with greater potential—but never themselves.
Randolph added: “One of the major themes of this book was generational rifts, so from every aspect of the worldbuilding, I tried to mash up the old with the new. Taking visual cues from artists like Jim Steranko, Hitchcock, and Saul Bass and remixing them with anime, hip-hop, and video game influences. At the end of the day, we're just trying to create a world that is beautiful to look at but also resonates on a deeper emotional level.”
Now it’s time for Spencer to follow in his father’s footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?Excellence #1
(Diamond Code MAR190016) hits comics shops on Wednesday, May 8. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 15. Excellence #1
will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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‘JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3’ HITS $92M GLOBAL BOW FOR FRANCHISE BEST05/19/19 @ 10:23 pm EST
In commemoration of Armed Forces Day Saturday, Marvel Studios
released a video tying in the rich military heritage of Brie Larson's Captain Marvel
character to the occasion.
Larson, whose Carol Danvers is a U.S. Air Force pilot, worked with genuine Air Force personal while researching the character. And it shows in the film flashbacks as Carol unscrambles a complex origin that was even more complicated in the comics.
Armed Forces Day Featurette: https://twitter.com/i/status/1129869270760878080
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Deadline'AVENGERS: ENDGAME' PASSES 'AVATAR' AT DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE05/19/19 @ 10:15 pm EST
is reporting that Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
took out a hit on its predecessors at the international box office, opening to $35.2M in 66 markets. In each of those, the starts were higher than John Wick
and John Wick: Chapter 2
Coupled with the terrific domestic launch, the global cume through Sunday is $92.23M for a franchise-best debut.
The Keanu Reeves-starrer landed at No. 1 in 53 of its bows, led by the UK at 62% over John Wick 2
. Last time around, that film’s best offshore play was ultimately in Germany, the UK and Russia with solid numbers throughout Asia. That’s the case again here so far — although Germany, France and Spain are among the markets still to release on JW3
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NEW 'STAR TREK' VID: SPOTLIGHT ON PATRICK STEWART'S PICARD05/19/19 @ 10:01 pm EST
Screen Rant reports that Avengers: Endgame has passed Avatar to become the second highest-grossing film of all-time at the domestic box office.
At this point, there's little to add to the conversation about the Marvel Studios film's unprecedented commercial run, during which the film shattered numerous box office records and posted figures that were at one point thought to be unfathomable. It's rare for a highly-anticipated blockbuster such as this to exceed expectations, but that's precisely what happened and Endgame has been climbing up the charts.
Opening with $350 million domestically and $1.2 billion worldwide, Endgame immediately became a threat for the all-time box office crowns. Crossing the $2 billion mark in the blink of an eye, it remains on pace to surpass James Cameron's Avatar and top the $2.7 billion worldwide gross of the 2009 sci-fi epic. As Endgame inches closer to that milestone, it's just beaten Cameron's movie in the U.S.
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CBS All Access'WESTWORLD': SEASON 3 TRAILER05/19/19 @ 9:50 pm EST
has released a featurette spotlighting Patrick Stewart's Captain Picard, the character soon to have a series of his own on the streamer.Star Trek: Picard
is expected to debut in late 2019.
Source: HBO | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a CommentDUNGEONS & DRAGONS: INFERNAL TIDES COMIC BOOK HEATS UP IDW PUBLISHING IN NOVEMBER05/17/19 @ 7:52 pm EST
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IDW PublishingDISNEY'S META TAKE ON 'RESCUE RANGERS' FINDS ITS DIRECTOR WITH LONELY ISLAND'S AKIVA SCHAFFER05/17/19 @ 7:51 pm EST
reunites the Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate
creative team of writer Jim Zub
and artist Max Dunbar
for an all-new adventure:Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
! Debuting in November 2019, the five-issue miniseries delves into the mythology established in the highly-anticipated D&D adventure Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus
arriving on September 17.
In Infernal Tides
, fan-favorite Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unravelling the secret of its source will take the heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be Hell to pay!
"Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
is a wild ride through some of my favorite parts of D&D lore," says Jim Zub. "Getting the chance to help develop the story and setting for a brand new D&D sourcebook directly with the D&D team, having Max Dunbar contribute key concept art to that adventure, and then getting both of us back at IDW to create a brand new comic story that propels Minsc and the rest of the Baldur's Gate heroes into the same kind of devilish danger is an absolute dream come true. This comic is going to be pure D&D-fueled adrenalin. I can't wait for readers to see how it all rolls out.
“I’m so connected to these characters,” Jim continues, “that I’m shaving my head and donning the purple makeup and leather armor to play as Minsc at D&D Live 2019: The Descent. Watch me roll some dice with Chris Perkins as DM and Matthew Mercer playing Boo in the final part of The Descent at dungeonsanddragons.com on May 18 at 8pm PT.”
"I am so thrilled to be able to return to D&D comics with Jim Zub in Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
," says Max Dunbar. “This story plunges our Heroes of Baldur's Gate into an adventure of a scope and scale we haven't seen yet in these comics. We'll dive into the heart of locations and events that are absolutely legendary to D&D. I feel incredibly lucky to be working with Jim Zub, incredible coloristSebastian Cheng
, IDW, and Wizards of the Coast on this vast and diabolical story!"
"We are so excited to be bringing back the original Baldur's Gate
creative team for this new series," says David Hedgecock, associate publisher at IDW. "What an incredible privilege it has been to watch these creators and this story become such an important part of D&D canon!"Infernal Tides
, while an accommodating entry point for intrepid new readers, rewards longtime fans as the continuation of Jim Zub’s epic comic book storyline which began with Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate
and continued into Shadows of the Vampire
, Frost Giant’s Fury
, and Evil at Baldur’s Gate
For information on how to secure copies of the Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
miniseries, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com
to find a store near you.
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THRHEROES VS. VILLAINS: EPIC BATTLES WILL BEGIN IN ACTS OF EVIL05/17/19 @ 7:46 pm EST
reports that Disney’s feature film reimagining of Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
has found its director.
Akiva Schaffer, one-third of Lonely Island along with Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone, has closed a deal to direct the studio’s live-action/CG hybrid take on Rescue Rangers
, featuring the classic chipmunk duo.
Chip ‘n Dale have been tormenting various Disney characters since 1943 but got a makeover in in 1989 with Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers
. The show saw Chip, the brains behind the pair, and Dale, the goofball, running a detective agency and helping animal clients. Disney made three seasons' worth of shows that then ran in syndication for the next decade on The Disney Channel.
Plot details for Rangers
are being squirreled away, but it will not be an origin story nor detective agency story. Rather, the take is being described as being meta, something self-referential and cool. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script.
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MOUNTAINHEAD, A MIND-BENDING THRILLER IN FIVE FRENZIED ISSUES, DEBUTS IN AUGUST FROM IDW05/17/19 @ 7:41 pm EST
Last month, Marvel announced the debut of ACTS OF EVIL – where Marvel’s most iconic heroes meet their match against some of Marvel’s most vicious villains! From Ms. Marvel to Venom, epic encounters will ensue as Marvel’s greatest heroes battle against enemies they have never faced before – leading to an outcome that no one will expect!
This month, Marvel is excited to debut the creative teams and stories for the titles debuting in August and September, along with new covers and a handy checklist to track all your favorite stories!
DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1: DEADPOOL VS. NIGHTMARE Written by DANA SCHWARTZ Art by REILLY BROWN Cover by AARON KUDER
SHE-HULK ANNUAL #1: SHE-HULK VS. BULLSEYE Written by ALEXANDRA PETRI Art by ANDY MACDONALD Cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
GHOST SPIDER ANNUAL #1: GHOST-SPIDER VS. ARCADE Written by VITA AYALA Art by PERE PEREZ
MOON KNIGHT ANNUAL #1: MOON KNIGHT VS. KANG Written by CULLEN BUNN Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1: WOLVERINE VS. MORGAN LE FAY Written by JODY HOUSER Art by TBD
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IDW Publishing is proud to announce the August debut ofMountainhead, a five-issue comic book miniseries from writer John Lees (Sink) and artist Ryan Lee(Archer & Armstrong), featuring colors from Doug Garbark and letters from Shawn Lee.STEPHEN KING'S 'THE EYES OF THE DRAGON' IN WORKS AT HULU AND FOX 21: YA ANSWER TO 'GAME OF THRONES?'05/17/19 @ 7:38 pm EST
In Mountainhead, Abraham Stubbs and his father Noah roam America in a nomadic existence, convinced that they are being pursued by sinister government forces. Living off the grid, burgling houses to survive, they are unwittingly on a collision course… with the bloodied survivor of a climbing expedition gone horribly wrong. What transpires next is a psychological thriller guaranteed to quicken the pulse! “Don’t slow down. Don’t get comfortable. Don’t think you’re safe. Be ready to run.”
"Mountainhead is a story that means a lot to me, one anchored in character and human drama, but which will also push the envelope with suspense and dread in unorthodox, surprising ways. Abraham Stubbs is a character who has lived in my head for some time, a kid raised from infancy to be a survivor but who could never have anticipated the challenges he's faced with here," says John Lees.
“Visceral, suspenseful, unnerving, and at times, absolutely bonkers – Mountainhead has all the trademarks of quality horror. There's also a pedigree of measured story-craft amidst the havoc and darkness that John brings to this yarn,” says Ryan Lee. “I want to mirror his original vision with my best work, to give readers a lasting story where the craft and passion we put into it comes through in each and every moment.”
“What really grabbed me about this series, apart from its interesting setting and premise, is how it gets into the head of our protagonist as he is put into an impossible situation. Add in some unique horror elements, and Ryan Lee’s vivid art, and this makes for a riveting, engaging read," says editor Bobby Curnow.
Mountainhead joins IDW Publishing’s 2019 roster of celebrated creator-owned titles, whose atmospheric visuals and evocative storytelling that have been met with critical acclaim and swift sales – includingAmber Blake, Ghost Tree, and Road of Bones, each of which have required additional printings to meet fan and retailer demand.
For information on how to secure copies of Mountainhead, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
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reports that Hulu has made a deal to develop a pilot based on the Stephen King novel Eyes of the Dragon
, which was first published in 1984.
Seth Grahame-Smith (Lego Batman Movie
) is writing the opening episode and serving as the showrunner. Fox 21 is the studio. Grahame and his KatzSmith partner David Katzenberg will be exec producers along with Bill Haber, Roy Lee and Jon Berg. Dragon
takes place in fictional realm of Delain and tells the story of power and the path of two prince brothers.
King Roland’s manipulative magician, Flagg, sees his power threatened when Queen Sasha gives birth to Peter, an heir to the throne. When the queen is pregnant with a second son, Flagg gets her midwife to mortally wound the queen and so begins his plot to dispose of the future king. Peter brings wine to his father’s bed chambers each night and Flagg poisons the potion and frames the son. The magician has meanwhile also been manipulating the younger son, Thomas, showing him secret passages where the boy can spy on his father. Thomas sees the murder of the king and the frameup of his brother, but is torn when Peter is found guilty and locked in an enormous tower. After all with Peter gone, he’s king at age 12. He allows Flagg widespread power that corrupts the kingdom. Meanwhile, Peter must attempt an escape to thwart Flagg and win back the throne.