MARVEL LAUNCHES ‘X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS’ DOCUMENTARY SHORT SERIES05/21/19 @ 9:49 am EST
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With only two months until the highly-anticipated series HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X usher in a new era for the X-Men, fans can learn more about the seminal moments that shaped X-Men history with a brand-new documentary short series, X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS, available on Marvel.com
and Marvel social channels.
Starting today through the end of May, Marvel will release the four-episode series online to celebrate the X-Men series that changed the Marvel Universe forever: Giant-Size X-Men, 1991’s X-Men #1, Age of Apocalypse, and New X-Men.
Sponsored by this summer’s blockbuster HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X series, these new retrospectives will take both longtime and new X-Men fans back to some of the greatest moments in the Marvel Universe, setting the scene for the most important story in the history of mutantkind.
Each of these shorts will feature voices from Marvel’s past and present – including legendary creators like Adam Kubert, Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, Jonathan Hickman, Al Ewing and more – as they look back and share their thoughts (and inside looks) into the most influential moments that redefined and reignited the X-Men, leading to bold new directions that drew in generations of fans around the world. X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Series Release Schedule:
· 5/20 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 1: Giant-Size X-Men (1975)
· 5/22 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: X-Men #1 (1991)
· 5/24 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: Age of Apocalypse (1995)
· 5/28 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: New X-Men (2001)
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Deadline‘THE CLONE WARS': REVIVAL OF ‘STAR WARS’ ANIMATED SERIES GETS 2020 RELEASE ON DISNEY+08/24/19 @ 12:25 pm EST
reports that comedian Steve Agee is boarding Warner Bros.’ James Gunn-directed sequel The Suicide Squad.
Agee will reportedly provide the voiceover to super-villain King Shark, who is a humanoid. King Shark was created by Karl Kesel and made a brief cameo in Superboy
vol. 3, #0 (Oct. 1994) before making his first full appearance in Superboy
vol. 3, #9 (Nov. 1994). In the comics, when Superboy is assigned to the Suicide Squad to destroy the Silicon Dragons, King Shark gets hooked in to help.
Agee starred in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
as Gef, one of the members of the Ravagers.
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The WrapDISNEY UNVEILS ‘NOELLE’ TRAILER STARRING ANNA KENDRICK, BILL HADER08/24/19 @ 12:12 pm EST
reports that the revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
has a premiere date: The animated series about the adventures of young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker will launch on Disney+ in February 2020.
The news was announced during Disney’s biennial D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif.
Originally running for six seasons from 2008-2014, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
filled in the gaps of what happened to the characters of the Star Wars prequels between Episode II: Attack of the Clones
and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
. It heavily featured the exploits of Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), his Padawan apprentice Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor), as well as a group of the Republic clone troopers fighting in the war against the Separatists.
The series was canceled after Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm.
The seventh season of Clone Wars
was announced during the show’s 10th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. The 12-episode revival will be exclusive to Disney+.
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DISNEY+'S 'WANDAVISION' TO COSTAR DARCY FROM 'THOR', AND 'ANT-MAN’S FBI BABYSITTER08/24/19 @ 12:04 pm EST
Among the many announcements at the D23 Expo, Disney debuted the first look at holiday feature Noelle
, which is set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ this fall.
“It isn’t Christmas without Santa’s Sister,” Walt Disney Studios said of the film. Starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, the Christmas flick tells the story of Santa Claus’ daughter (Kendrick) who finds herself having to take over the family business after her Dad retires and her brother (Hader) is reluctant to take over.
Shirley MacLaine and Billy Eichner also star in the pic.
“My name is Noelle Kringle,” Kendrick says in the trailer, which opens with the “Pitch Perfect” star singing for her reindeer. “Christmas runs in my family.” (via Variety
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PolygonANTHONY MACKIE WON’T BE CALLED CAPTAIN AMERICA, HE’S STILL FALCON08/24/19 @ 11:43 am EST
reports that Marvel Studios' coming Disney+ series WandaVision
may be the most far-out, lore-breaking experiment Kevin Feige and his team of creatives has ever conceived.
Formally announced for spring of 2021, the series will bring Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe fold — despite the latter being killed off by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
Feige took to the stage at the D23 Expo’s Disney+ Showcase panel to dig a little deeper into WandaVision
, describing it as heavily inspired by The Dick Van Dyke Show
, while glitchy footage of Wanda and the Vision from past Avengers
movies played over the stream. Knowing that it’ll directly connect to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness
, there’s plenty of reason to think the series will dabble in the history of House of M
and Tom King’s iconic run on The Vision
in ways no one thought possible.
Feige also announced additional cast for the series: Kat Dennings’ Darcy will return to the MCU after her last appearance in Thor: The Dark World
, while Randall Park’s FBI goon Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp
will be a series regular. It was also confirmed, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, that a grown-up Monica Rambeau — last seen as a precocious kid in Captain Marvel
— will also appear.
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MARVEL ANNOUNCES NEW SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED SERIES FOR DISNEY JUNIOR AMID RIFT WITH SONY OVER FILM FRANCHISE08/24/19 @ 11:29 am EST
Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson was handed the symbolic Vibranium Captain America shield from an elderly Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame
, effectively becoming the next Captain America himself. Fans of comics know that it's actually Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) who took up that mantle first in Marvel Comics, but stories and character arcs of the Marvel Cinematic Universe played out different -- and the directors, the Russo brothers, explained why that is by saying his mind is too damaged.
What's interesting then is the fact that Anthony Mackie is consistently telling the media that he's "not Captain America," that he's still -- and always will be -- the Falcon, in the upcoming Falcon and The Winter Soldier
miniseries. He said it right after appearing with Sebastian Stan last month at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and he said it Friday at the D23 Expo after again appearing on stage to promote the series during the Disney+ presentation. (via Screen Rant
But Sam Wilson is Captain America, or will probably be soon. Stay tuned.
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THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF CHARLES GUNN IN ANGEL #408/23/19 @ 9:21 pm EST
Well, this is awkward timing.
During Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment’s panel at Disney’s D23 Expo, the company announced a new original preschool animated series for Disney Junior, Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends
. Set to debut in 2021, it marks the first full-length Marvel series for Disney Junior.
The news comes at the end of a tumultuous week for the Spider-Man live-action movie franchise. As Deadline
first reported, a standoff between Sony and Marvel/Disney has led to Marvel chief Kevin Feige exiting the Sony’s Spider-Man
franchise and a looming exit of Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends,
Peter Parker, who is used to working solo, must discover what it takes to become a truly amazing super hero: being a spider friend who works well with others. Together with his friends Miles Morales and Gwen AKA Ghost-Spider, they will team up with heroes such as Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel, to defeat evil foes and learn that teamwork is the best way to save the day.
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THE OMEGA RANGERS SECRET MISSION REVEALED IN MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #4208/23/19 @ 9:17 pm EST
BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, revealed today Charles Gunn, the iconic vampire hunter, will make his first full appearance in the next issue of the hit series, ANGEL #4
, reimagining the pop culture phenomenon by acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (Batman, American Carnage
), artist Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers
), along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers
), available August 28, 2019.
After saving the mysterious and troubled Fred from the demon stalking her in Sunnydale, Angel gets sucked into a twisted realm where he is tortured by visions of past atrocities and a mysterious figure with a stake aimed straight for his heart! In order to escape an eternity under the demon’s power, Angel must battle its insidious illusions and defeat his own fears. But little does he know, a much greater evil is on the horizon and he’ll need every resource and ally he can find to help him save the world, starting with Fred, who’s somehow connected to the dark forces surrounding Angel, and the first appearance of a familiar face from the streets of Los Angeles—vampire hunter Charles Gunn—but is he here to help the vampire with a soul or dust him once and for all? ANGEL #4
features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Slots
), as well as variant covers by artists Scott Buoncristiano (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
), Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Vision
), and series artist Gleb Melnikov.
Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers
film franchise), Angel
premiered on the WB Network on October 5th, 1999 and was a spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series ran for five seasons from 1999–2004, starring David Boreanaz as Angel, the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul who moved to LA to set up shop as a supernatural private investigator. Despite Angel’s best efforts to deal with the sins of his past all by himself, Angel Investigations soon became home to other lost souls searching for redemption and willing to fight by his side.ANGEL
is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future
by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless
by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott
by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede
by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus
by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; and Folklords
by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly
from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer
from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel
from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of ANGEL #4
will be available for sale on August 28, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com
to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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'MUPPETS' SHORTFORM SERIES A GO AT DISNEY+08/23/19 @ 9:09 pm EST
BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today revealed a new look at MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #42
by the all -star team of acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott (Go Go Power Rangers
) and Shattered Grid
artist Daniele di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
), the essential next chapter in the epic Power Rangers event,Necessary Evil
, arriving August 28, 2019.
Dayne's plan to destroy the Power Rangers takes shape with the first appearance of ALL NEW PUTTIES! Meanwhile, The Omega Rangers go undercover for a secret mission on a hostile planet -- and now must face an old enemy with the fate of the universe in the balance! MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #42
features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Naomi
), as well as a special foil variant of the iconic Helmet Covers featuring the Pink Ranger by fan favorite artist Goñi Montes (Sandman Universe
), a collectible Trading Card variant cover by Kris Anka (Runaways
), an exclusive Story variant cover written by Ryan Parrott and illustrated by Dan Mora (Once & Future
), and more!
The MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #42
Trading Card variant cover by Anka features the Pink Ranger, Kimberly Hart, with an image of the Pink Ranger in action on the front, and stats on the back cover, including team name, alias, biography, and Alpha-5’s assessment.
The MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #42
Story variant cover depicts the next chapter in an eleven-part series written by writer Ryan Parrott and illustrated by acclaimed artist Dan Mora, following the enigmatic, all-knowing Emissaries as they travel space and time, unearthing never-before-seen details of the immediate aftermath of the explosive events of Shattered Grid and changing the course ofMIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS
comic history forever.
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 26 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 26th season, “Power Rangers Beast Morphers” currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.
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EWAN MCGREGOR CONFIRMS OBI-WAN KENOBI DISNEY PLUS SERIES TO SHOOT NEXT YEAR08/23/19 @ 9:04 pm EST
It's time to really
meet the Muppets!THR
reports that a new series in the world of Kermit and Miss Piggy is coming to Disney+ next year.
As announced at the D23 Expo, Muppets Now
will be a shortform unscripted series featuring the iconic characters.
The series will feature the Muppets alongside celebrity guest stars in a forum that Disney describes as featuring a startling silliness and heartfelt fun. Muppets Now
will be produced by Muppets Studios.
Additional details on Muppets Now
were not immediately available.
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Ewan McGregor has confirmed that he will be reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for a Disney+ series centered around the powerful Jedi, after Variety
previously reported that he was in talks for the series.
At Disney's D23 convention in Anaheim, Calif., McGregor provided more details about the prospective show and explained why he decided to pick up the light saber once again.
Producer Kathleen Kennedy said, “We have all the scripts written [and] we’re ready to start shooting next year.”
McGregor previously played the character in the three Star Wars
There had been talk for years that he would return as Obi-Wan for a standalone film, but those plans were reportedly paused after the unsuccessful rollout of the Star Wars
standalone film Solo