'STARGIRL' CASTS NICK TARABAY AND JONATHAN CAKE AS ECLIPSO AND THE SHADE10/26/20 @ 8:43 pm EST
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NEW COMIC BOOK CELEBRATES NURSES AS HEALTH CARE SUPERHEROES12/04/20 @ 1:47 pm EST
reports that DC’s Stargirl
has found its Eclipso and The Shade – two of its primary villains for the series’ upcoming Season 2 on The CW. Nick Tarabay (The Expanse
) will play the series regular role of Eclipso and Jonathan Cake (The Affair)
will recur as The Shade. Additionally Ysa Penarejo (Project Mc2)
will recur as an undisclosed DC character.Stargirl
creator/EP Geoff Johns teased the upcoming Eclipso and The Shade DC characters earlier this month at New York Comic Con. “Eclipso is so terrifying. I’ve always loved the character, and he’s a very different antagonist or villain than the [Injustice Society of America],” Johns said. He added that The Shade is “the most powerful of them all, and very threatening because no one knows exactly what he wants.”
Tarabay’s Eclipso is one of the main antagonists set to clash with Stargirl’s Justice Society of America in Season 2. Eclipso is a life essence trapped inside a blue diamond. Once owned by the Injustice Society of America, that diamond was stolen in Season 1 by DeLacy’s Cindy, which will result in problems for the JSA going forward. Eclipso is an ancient entity of corruption and vengeance. Brimming with a cold, terrifying darkness, he exploits the flaws of others, reveling in the impure and sinful, sadistically feeding off the dark side of humanity.
Cake’s The Shade, an English immortal, is a classic antihero from DC Comics who wields magical shadow powers. Tall and slim with an elegant 19th century way to his speech and manners, he masks the horrors he’s experienced and people he’s lost in all the time alive with wry, witty retorts and a false sense that nothing really matters.
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CBS' 'EQUALIZER' REBOOT LANDS POST-SUPER BOWL PREMIERE12/04/20 @ 1:22 pm EST
Move over, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Captain America, there are new superheroes in town! And they're wearing scrubs not capes!
Marvel Comics and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) say they have collaborated to celebrate real-life health care heroes with a new comic book. It's been developed with advertising agency Doner.
In a year where the coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed everything else, health care workers have emerged as real-life superheroes, risking their own health every day to save the lives of others.
The True Nurse Stories comic book focuses on nurses and their heroism. Each character and story stems from the experiences of real people who provide health care throughout AHN's 13 hospitals in Western Pennsylvania, serving as amalgams of the dozens of nurses who shared their stories, Marvel stated.
Jessi Showalter, who works at West Penn Hospital, is one of eight nurses featured in the comic books, CNN reports. "I think that, 'why me? I'm not anything special.' I kind of just come here and do what I love every day and try to help my patients. If that makes me a hero, I guess that makes me a hero," Showalter said.
The project was a complete surprise to all the nurses across the network when it was unveiled to them this week. The comic books are a tribute of thanks to the sacrifices nurses have been making throughout this pandemic.
The comic books will be distributed throughout AHN hospitals and at recruiting events, with an e-reader available for digital distribution on Marvel.com
. Additional campaign components include online video, social media, and cinemagraphs.
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IMOGEN POOTS TO CO-STAR WITH JOSH BROLIN IN AMAZON'S 'OUTER RANGE'12/04/20 @ 12:57 pm EST
CBS will give its reboot of The Equalizer
the biggest possible lead-in for its series premiere, THR
The drama starring Queen Latifah will premiere after the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, then settle into its regular 8 p.m. Sunday home the following week. The network will also give a post-NFL showcase to third-year drama FBI
following the AFC Championship game on Jan. 24. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
will also air on Super Bowl Sunday, while The Late Late Show with James Corden
will air after FBI
and local news the night of the AFC title game.
"The Super Bowl and the AFC Championship Game in primetime is the ultimate combination to promote and showcase an episode of a highly anticipated new series, a rising procedural drama and our acclaimed late night franchises," said CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl. "With these games and the Grammys [on Jan. 31], CBS will have the biggest audience events on television for three consecutive weeks in early 2021. I can't think of a better way to start the new year or a better promotional environment for our midseason schedule."The Equalizer
will mark the second consecutive time CBS has used its post-Super Bowl slot for a series premiere. In 2019, the network debuted talent competition The World's Best
after the game. The premiere drew 22.2 million viewers but quickly fizzled after that and was canceled after a single season.The Equalizer
is based on CBS' 1985-89 series that starred Edward Woodward (Denzel Washington starred in two movies based on the show in 2014 and 2018). Queen Latfiah plays Robyn McCall, a woman with a mysterious background and extensive skillset who helps people who have nowhere else to turn. Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes also star.
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DeadlineOSCAR ISAAC TO STAR AS SOLID SNAKE IN SONY'S 'METAL GEAR SOLID' MOVIE12/04/20 @ 12:52 pm EST
reports that Imogen Poots
has been cast in the upcoming dramatic thriller series Outer Range
. She joins Josh Brolin, Lili Taylor, Tamara Podemski and Tom Pelphrey.Outer Range
centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. Poots will portray Autumn, an itinerant woman who charms the Abbotts enough to let her camp on their land. A seeker of cosmic truths with a checkered past, she lives without regrets and embraces the unknown with reckless abandon.Outer Range
comes from creator and executive producer Brian Watkins, with executive producers Zev Borow, Heather Rae and Plan B Entertainment for Amazon Studios. The series falls under Amazon Studios’ overall TV deal with Plan B.
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DYNAMITE BOOKS CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY WITH 50% OFF!12/04/20 @ 12:46 pm EST
Sony’s long-awaited Metal Gear Solid
adaptation looks to have gained some major momentum as sources tell Deadline
that Oscar Isaac is attached to play Solid Snake in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts film.
The movie is currently in development at Sony Pictures with Vogt-Roberts on board to direct.
The film is based on the Metal Gear Solid
video game created by Hideo Kojima and published by Konami. The script is written by Derek Connolly. Avi Arad is producing. Peter Kang is the executive overseeing for the studio.
The game was first launched on PlayStation in 1987 and follows Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit. The game has received acclaim on many fronts but its storytelling that has a cinematic feeling always made it seem like a movie adaptation was inevitable.
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'STAR WARS': OBI-WAN KENOBI SERIES REPORTEDLY BEGINS FILMING IN BOSTON NEXT MONTH12/04/20 @ 9:17 am EST
After a fantastic debut year, Dynamite Books wants to celebrate their anniversary by giving readers their first-ever sale. From now until the end of the year, all the digital novels introduced this year will be 50% off through Amazon.com. This includes the latest from the military fiction titles SEAL Team Six: No More
and the new SEAL Team Six: AX
, as well as horror icons Vampirella and Purgatori and the novelization of the first story arc of The Boys comic series.
For horror lovers, this sale includes the work of fan-favorite author Nancy A. Collins as she explores a world where the last remnants of Vampirella’s homeworld have come to invade the Earth in Vampirella: Blood Invasion
. Then Dan Wickline takes the Daughter of Drakulon to Hong Kong where she must team with a new heroine to stop the resurrection of an ancient malevolent force in Vampirella: The Blood Dragon
. And for fans of the CHAOS! Comics’ demon queen, find out how Sakkara goes from a simple slave girl to ruling ancient Egypt in Purgatori: Chaos Rising
.Vampirella: Blood InvasionVampirella: The Blood DragonPurgatori: Chaos Rising
Fans of Military Fiction can dive into multiple tales of patriotic heroism starting with the return of the popular SEAL Team Six: No More – A New Flame
written by Max Kent and Dan Wickline. Flame heads to war-torn Syria to rescue a misguided 16-year old boy before all hell breaks loose. Then spinning out of those pages comes the new SEAL Team Six: AX – Killswitch
by Max Kent and SB Wilson featuring a new team lead by former CIA Agent Tori Bennett where she is tracking down a computer hacker putting the British Healthcare system at risk.SEAL Team Six: No More Book 13 – A New FlameSEAL Team Six: AX Book 1 – Killswitch
And finally, the year of The Boys continues as Dan Wickline adapts the original comic series into a novel for the first time in The Boys: Name of the Game
. This follows Butcher, Hughie, and the team as they go up against the Teenage Kix and we dive a little deeper into who these characters are and what it means to be a hero for Vought America.The Boys: Name of the Game
While the sale focuses on the digital editions of the novels, the majority of these titles are also available in print and in audiobook format. Jump in now on these amazing titles as we prepare our new releases for 2021!
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JOHN ARCUDI’S 'TWO MOONS', A NEW HORROR SERIES, LAUNCHES12/04/20 @ 9:10 am EST
We've heard a few different reports about when and where the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will start filming, namely that Spring 2021 in the UK has been the most talked about time. But a new report could reveal an earlier start date in a very different place.
WBZ4 in Boston, citing a report from ProductionList.com
, brings word that filming on the series will begin January 4 and that part of the shoot will take place in Boston. This news hasn't been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, and seems a little surprising considering the COVID-19 production bubble that will seemingly be put together for the series as it shoots in the UK.
Ewan McGregor will be back as Kenobi in the limited series coming exclusively to Disney+, appearing as the character for the first time since 2005's Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
. Though production has been pushed back and stalled a few times, cameras will roll on it soon and the actor is ready. "Spring next year we start, so I’m really excited about it," said McGregor. "I’m super excited about it, it’s going to be great, I think. There’s no talk of [a second season] it’s pretty much as I understand it a standalone season. But we’ll see, who knows?”
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VAULT COMICS, WORLD OF DARKNESS, WORLDBUILDERS PARTNER FOR 'VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE' CHARITY STREAM12/04/20 @ 9:02 am EST
Join fan favorite Rumble
writer John Arcudi and rising star artist Valerio Giangiordano for a bone chilling tale of terror in the forthcoming Two Moons
. The all new ongoing horror series is set to launch from Image Comics this February.
Perfect for fans of series like Manifest Destiny
and American Vampire
, Two Moons
invites readers on the long journey of a young Pawnee man named Virgil Morris—aka Two Moons
—fighting for the Union during the Civil War. When he is suddenly confronted with his shamanic roots, he discovers horrors far worse than combat as the ghosts of his past reveal the monstrous evil around him!
is a book I’ve been trying to write for years. It’s a horror/action story first and foremost, but it’s more than that for me and, I hope, for the reader," said Arcudi. "The complicated history of indigenous peoples during the 19th C. was what inspired me to take this story on and we explore some of that through the eyes of a young Pawnee man as he grows to learn more about his place in the world. And Valerio Giangiordano is absolutely KILLING it on the art! Could not have asked for a better collaborator on this gorgeous book. I’m excited to see this finally get out of my head and into readers’ hands."Two Moons #1
Cover A by Giangiordano (DEC200044), Two Moons #1
Cover B Zaffino (DEC200045), and Two Moons #1
Cover C Blank (DEC200046) will be available at comic book shops
on Wednesday, February 24. Two Moons #1
will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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CHADWICK BOSEMAN, VIOLA DAVIS SELECTED FOR GOTHAM AWARD TRIBUTES12/04/20 @ 8:46 am EST
Vault Comics, World of Darkness, and Worldbuilders are thrilled to announce that they have partnered to host a very special Vampire: The Masquerade one-shot live stream as part of Worldbuilders’ 2020 fundraiser to raise money for Heifer International. The one-shot game of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition will stream live on the official World of Darkness Twitch channel
on Saturday December 5th from 12:00-4:00 PM PST.
The one-shot cast will include legendary author Patrick Rothfuss, esteemed LA By Night cast members Erika Ishii and B. Dave Walters, and Vault Comics’ Vampire: The Masquerade Winter’s Teeth comic co-writers, Tini Howard and Blake Howard. The one-shot game is based on the events and characters of Vampire: The Masquerade Winter’s Teeth, the critically-acclaimed comic book series from Vault Comics, and is an official canon story.
Every $10 donated by livestream viewers will enter their name into a prize draw where they will have a chance to win thousands of prizes, including signed or rare books, games, collectibles, and other geekery donated by a wide array of Worldbuilders’ awesome sponsors. Learn more here
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'LORD OF THE RINGS' ADDS 20 TO SPRAWLING CAST FOR AMAZON SERIES12/04/20 @ 8:41 am EST
The Independent Filmmaker Project has selected Chadwick Boseman as the recipient of a posthumous Actor Tribute, while Viola Davis will receive an Actress Tribute at the IFP Gotham Awards.The awards will be presented to the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
co-stars at the 30th Anniversary of the IFP Gotham Awards ceremony on Jan. 11, 2021.
The awards show will be presented live from Cipriani Wall Street, New York, in a hybrid format featuring virtual interactive tables in order to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
“Chadwick Boseman was an incredibly talented actor whose significance and impact on-screen and kindness off-screen will never be forgotten. We at IFP are forever indebted to him for all of his contributions to our organization, his legacy in providing mentorship, and we are proud to honor him and all of his historical and groundbreaking contributions with this tribute,” said Jeffrey Sharp, executive director of IFP.
“Viola Davis is a force within the industry, acting in some of the most culturally impactful and influential films of the past two decades,” he added. “While universally recognized in her achievements on the stage, television and film, her extraordinary performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
is in many ways the culmination of an entire career. Chadwick and Viola’s work on this film marks the first year in which The Gotham Awards have honored two actors from the same film with a tribute. Both are champions within our industry and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments.” (via Variety
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From left: Augustus Prew, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Lenny Henry
Amazon's highly anticipated Lord of the Rings
TV series is coming together.Amazon has announced 20 new castmembers who will join the previously announced 15 set to head to Middle-earth as filming on the drama remains underway in New Zealand.
Joining the cast are Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Power, The Accountant
), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years
), newcomer Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman (Top of the Lake
), Anthony Crum (The Wilds
), Maxine Cunliffe (Power Rangers Megaforce
), Trystan Gravelle (The Terror
), Sir Lenny Henry (Broadchurch
), Thusitha Jayasundera (Broadchurch
), Fabian McCallum (You, Me & The Apocalypse
), Simon Merrells (Knightfall
), Geoff Morrell (Rake
), Peter Mullan (Westworld
), Lloyd Owen (Viva Laughlin
), Augustus Prew (The Morning Show
), Peter Tait (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
), Alex Tarrant (Filthy Rich
), Leon Wadham (Power Rangers Beast Morphers
), Benjamin Walker (Jessica Jones
) and Sara Zwangobani (Home and Away
will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.
The 20 new castmembers bring the swelling cast to a whopping 35, with additional announcements expected to come as production continues in New Zealand. Character details are not being revealed as Amazon continues to keep specifics surrounding its take on the beloved fantasy drama under wraps. (Click here
to see the rest of the cast.) (via THR
A premiere date for LOTR
has not yet been determined.