'WESTWORLD' CREATORS' FUTURISTIC DRAMA 'THE PERIPHERAL' GETS AMAZON PICKUP11/13/19 @ 12:17 pm EST
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'BATMAN: ONE DARK KNIGHT' – JOCK DELIVERS ACTION-PACKED BRAWL IN GOTHAM07/30/21 @ 8:58 am EST
reports that Westworld
creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have landed their first series order at Amazon.
The duo's take on William Gibson's futuristic novel The Peripheral
has been picked up straight to series at the streaming giant the husband-and-wife writing and producing duo now call home. An episode count has not yet been determined.
Writer Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan
) will serve as showrunner on the drama, originally put in development back in April 2018, that revolves around Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America. Flynne is smart, ambitious and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. Joy and Nolan will exec produce the drama via their Kilter Films banner. The series hails from Warner Bros. Television, Joy and Nolan's previous home before they departed in April for a rich nine-figure overall deal with Amazon.
A premiere date has not yet been determined.
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STEP ONTO THE STREETS OF METROPOLIS WITH LOIS & CLARK IN 'SUPERMAN '78'07/30/21 @ 8:51 am EST
This December, three time New York Times best-selling artist Jock (The Batman Who Laughs, Batman: The Black Mirror
) brings his signature style to the blacked-out streets of Gotham City in Batman: One Dark Knight
, a three issue, prestige format mini-series from DC Black Label. Written and drawn by Jock, the miniseries will debut in print and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday December 7, 2021.“I think most readers know how much I love drawing Batman, so I was thrilled by the prospect of marrying the visual take with my own storyline for Batman: One Dark Knight
,” said Jock. “I wanted to tell a propulsive, tight action tale, set over one typical night in Gotham City; except when a blackout strikes it’s a night that goes very, very wrong for Batman. I can’t wait to share more with everyone soon!"When a simple GCPD escort goes sideways, Batman finds himself on the wrong end of Gotham City in the middle of a heat wave with a super-villain in tow. Follow Batman as he traverses block by block across a pitch dark Gotham City while dragging a highly difficult E.M.P. to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison. The dark corners of Gotham City contain many surprises…and E.M.P. plans to deliver many more shocks before the night is through!BATMAN: ONE DARK KNIGHT
Issue 1 of 3
Written by JOCK
Art and cover by JOCK
$6.99 US 48 PAGES
Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 “Blackout” cover by LEE GARBETT
On Sale 12/7/21Written and illustrated by iconic Batman artist Jock, Batman: One Dark Knight will be available at local comic book shops and participating digital retailers in a 48-page prestige format on December 7, 2021, for $6.99.
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'THE WALKING DEAD': NO TURNING BACK IN NEW SEASON 11 TRAILER07/30/21 @ 8:40 am EST
Beginning this fall, decades after Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve’s Superman: The Movie
introduced generations of fans to a silver screen version of DC’s Man of Steel, DC returns to this beloved property to tell new stories set within this world with the publication of Superman ’78
by writer Rob Venditti (Hawkman
) and artist Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66
“There’s no fictional character that I love more than SUPERMAN,” says Torres, “and of all the many interpretations of the big guy in Comics, Animation, TV and Film, the Christopher Reeve/Richard Donner version is the one I love the most. Working on this project is very literally a childhood dream come true.”
"My earliest memory interacting with the DC universe is seeing Christopher Reeve fly across the screen,” says Venditti. “While others might say that the John Byrne era is their Superman, or the Dan Jurgens era is their Superman, Reeve is mine. Superman is and has always been my favorite superhero, but Superman '78
is a project I never dreamed of working on because it didn’t seem possible it could ever exist. This is the gig of a lifetime.”
In this first look preview, Superman ‘78
#1 begins with all the classic elements of Superman: The Movie
on full display. Check it out, and then scroll through for more information about this new comic book series launching in print and digitally on August 24!
In Superman ’78
, bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman’s abilities, and Lois Lane doesn’t (yet!) know that Clark Kent is secretly Superman. The sheer thrill of seeing a man fly, leap, or stop a bullet will be reflected in this environment where Superman has just been introduced! Inspired by Donner’s classic, timeless style of superhero storytelling, in Superman ’78
Venditti and Torres will remind fans that a man can truly fly.Superman ‘78
#1 by Rob Venditti, Wilfredo Torres, Jordie Bellaire and Dave Lanphear arrives on August 24 with a cover by Torres, plus variant covers by Evan “Doc” Shaner (open to order) and Torres (1:25). Superman '78
#1 cover by Wilfredo TorresSuperman '78
#1 variant cover by Evan "Doc" ShanerSuperman '78
#1 1:25 variant cover by Wilfredo TorresSimilar to his Batman ‘89
#1 variant cover that homages Jim Lee’s iconic Batman artwork, Mico Suayan’s Superman ’78
#1 variant cover for Big Time Collectibles captures the spirit of ’78 with an homage to Jim Lee’s Superman artwork:Superman '78
#1 variant cover by Mico Suayan, available from Big Time CollectiblesComing up in the Superman ’78
#2, with a cover by Ben Oliver, arrives in comic shops on September 28Superman '78
#2, with a variant cover by Bryan Hitch, arrives in comic shops on September 28After a battle with a rampaging robot, Superman enlists an unlikely ally to crack the code behind who sent it. He needs an intelligent technological genius, and that can only mean one person: Lex Luthor!Superman '78
#3, with a cover by Amy Reeder, arrives in comic shops on October 26Superman '78
#3, with a variant cover by Lee Weeks, arrives in comic shops on October 26In order to save Metropolis, Superman must surrender to Brainiac or watch his city burn to the ground! After being taken aboard Brainiac’s ship, Superman finds a shocking piece of his past that changes his entire future! Meanwhile, Lois Lane gets a cryptic message from a mysterious source claiming to have a way to save the Man of Steel!Superman '78
#4, with a cover by Brad Walker and Nathan Fairbairn, arrives in comic shops on November 23Superman '78
#4, with a variant cover by Chris Samnee, arrives in comic shops on November 23
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‘SNOWPIERCER’ RENEWED EARLY FOR SEASON 4; WATCH ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO07/30/21 @ 8:29 am EST
Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) leads a mission there's no turning back from in a new trailer for Season 11 of The Walking Dead
When Maggie (Lauren Cohan) tells her story about life on the road with her son Hershel (Kien Michael Spiller) and the Wardens, it prompts a potential suicide mission the group will undertake in "Acheron: Part I." The first part of the two-part season premiere teams old enemies Negan and Maggie on a last-ditch attempt to save Alexandria, their shared community now struggling to survive in the wake of the destruction the Whisperers left behind in Season 10.
In the newest trailer released as part of AMC's "11 Weeks of Reveals until Season 11" of The Walking Dead
, Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and his traveling companions go through processing by the latest civilization they've discovered while the Reapers return to hunt Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie's people. (via ComicBook.com
The final season of The Walking Dead
premieres August 15 on AMC+ and August 22 at 9/8c on AMC.
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MARVEL'S ASIAN SUPER HEROES TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT IN NEW 'MARVEL'S VOICES: IDENTITY' #1 COVERS07/29/21 @ 3:25 pm EST
TNT continues to remain on board with Snowpiercer
The WarnerMedia-owned cable outlet has picked up a fourth season of the drama starring Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Alison Wright and Sean Bean, THR
reports. TNT has given pre-air renewals to prior seasons as well, but this one comes especially early: Production is just wrapping on season three, which doesn’t have a premiere date yet.
has been an incredibly successful series for us that continues to capture the imagination of viewers, grow audience and maintain strong ratings,” said Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, co-heads of scripted original programming for TBS, TNT and TruTV. “All of our seasons embark on an emotional, unexpected ride and the well-plotted storylines will continue to evolve and remain relevant to audiences. We’re excited to keep the train running into season four.”
Diggs and several castmates announced the renewal from the show’s set in Vancouver. Watch the announcement below.
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'BATGIRL' MOVIE: J. K. SIMMONS IN TALKS TO RETURN AS COMMISSIONER GORDON07/29/21 @ 3:08 pm EST
On August 25th, Marvel will celebrate its most legendary Asian super heroes in MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1! The latest in a far-reaching lineup of one-shots designed to uplift marginalized voices and celebrate the diversity of Marvel Comics’ characters and creators, MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1 will be a thrilling collection of uplifting adventures starring Shang-Chi, Jubilee, Silk, Jimmy Woo, Ms. Marvel, Wave, Silhouette, Armor, and Silver Samurai. This highly anticipated issue will also boast a series of exciting new variant covers by an all-star lineup of artists including Peach Momoko’s spellbinding take on Nico Minoru, a gorgeous depiction of Marvel’s greatest fighter by InHyuk Lee, a celebration of some of mutantkind’s greatest stars by Uncanny X-Men
artist Philip Tan, and more!
“It’s unreal to me that one of Marvel’s first Asian super heroes, Jimmy Woo, was first introduced in 1956. He predates the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the X-Men,” Editor Darren Shan said. “It just goes to show that Asians have been an integral part of Marvel’s history, both on the page and behind it. So I’m incredibly excited to celebrate that with all these amazing creators, new and established, featuring some of Marvel’s greatest (and dare I say it, best) super heroes!”
MARVEL’S VOICES: IDENTITY #1 hits stands on August 25th!
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'SWEET TOOTH' RENEWED FOR SEASON 2 AT NETFLIX07/29/21 @ 2:57 pm EST
J. K. Simmons is coming back to the Bat-beat.
The Oscar-winning actor is in negotiations to reprise the role of classic Batman character Commissioner James Gordon in Batgirl
, Warner Bros.’ feature for HBO Max that is casting up swiftly. In the Heights
breakout Leslie Grace nabbed the titular role last week. Bad Boys for Life
filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing from a script by Christina Hodson, the DC mainstay behind Birds of Prey
and the upcoming The Flash
. Kristin Burr is producing.
Plot details are being kept in the Gotham library, but the project is looking to be released in 2022 on the WarnerMedia streaming service.
Gordon is one of the oldest and best-known characters in the Batman universe, having first shown up in the Dark Knight’s initial appearance in Detective Comics
No. 27 in 1939. He became tied to Batgirl in the 1960s when she was introduced simultaneously in the comics and the Adam West television series as Gordon’s daughter, Barbara Gordon, an employee at the Gotham City Public Library.
Simmons was cast as Gordon by Zack Snyder for 2017’s Justice League
and appeared in added material for the filmmaker’s recently restored cut, Zack Snyder’s Justice League
. (via THR
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Sweet Tooth'HAWKEYE': MARVEL TV SERIES SETS THANKSGIVING STRETCH LAUNCH07/29/21 @ 2:51 pm EST
has been renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Variety
The second season will consist of eight, one-hour episodes. News of the renewal comes just under two months after the debut of the first season, which dropped on June 4.
“It’s been equally thrilling and heartwarming to experience how people around the world have been falling in love with our deer-boy,” said series showrunner Jim Mickle. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue our collaboration with Netflix and keep following Gus and his friends on their extraordinary journey.”Sweet Tooth
is based on the DC comic book series of the same name by Jeff Lemire. The series takes place ten years after “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers— about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home.
The series also stars Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Singh, Will Forte as Richard, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, Dania Ramirez as Aimee Eden, Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh, and Neil Sandilands as General Abbot; with James Brolin as the voice of the narrator.
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'DOCTOR WHO': BBC CONFIRMS JODIE WHITTAKER & CHRIS CHIBNALL ARE LEAVING SERIES07/29/21 @ 2:45 pm EST
Marvel Studios on their Twitter made it official that the Jeremy Renner-Hailee Steinfeld Marvel series Hawkeye
will debut on Disney+ on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
That will be considered a 5-day launch, much like Loki,
which also dropped on a Wednesday; that Tom Hiddleston Marvel series notching the best 5-day premiere (2.5M households) and season finale (1.9M households) for a Disney+ series per Samba TV which measures streaming in terrestrial Smart TV homes.Hawkeye
has Renner reprising his Avengers
bow-and-arrow character Clint Barton, who works alongside Kate Bishop played by Steinfeld.
Florence Pugh will also play her Black Widow
Yelena Belova character, and she has a vendetta against Clint, believing he’s responsible for her sister Natasha’s death. (via Deadline
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SAM ROCKWELL, AWKWAFINA & ANTHONY RAMOS TO STAR IN DREAMWORKS' 'THE BAD GUYS'07/29/21 @ 8:35 am EST
The BBC has finally confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in television: Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall are quitting Doctor Who
The duo have been in charge of the Tardis since 2017 and will be leaving BBC Studios’ iconic sci-fi franchise next year, Deadline
reports. Before they exit, they will bring fans Season 13 this fall and three feature-length specials in 2022, the last of which will mark the end of the Thirteenth Doctor.
Whittaker will be remembered as the first woman to play the Time Lord, bringing warmth and comedy to the role. Her departure has long been speculated and is in line with her predecessors, including David Tennant and Matt Smith, who also completed three seasons before moving on to other projects.
The first of next year’s specials will screen on New Year’s Day, while it will be followed by a second episode in the spring. Whittaker’s last spin in the Tardis will broadcast in fall 2022 and will form part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations. The show is co-produced by BBC America in the U.S.
No news yet on who will take over from Whittaker and Chibnall, though we know it won’t be It’s a Sin
star Olly Alexander, who denied reports in June that he is set to play the Time Lord.
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DreamWorks Animation has enlisted a star-studded cast for its upcoming cartoon action comedy The Bad Guys
Oscar winner Sam Rockwell, Crazy Rich Asians
actor Awkwafina, In the Heights
star Anthony Ramos and Marc Maron of Netflix’s GLOW
will lead the voice cast. Rounding out the call sheet are Craig Robinson, Zazie Beetz, Lilly Singh, Alex Borstein and Richard Ayoade.The Bad Guys
follows a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws as they attempt their most challenging con yet — becoming model citizens. It will be released on April 15, 2022, by Universal Pictures.
The film is being adapted from the Scholastic book series by Aaron Blabey and will mark the feature directorial debut of Pierre Perifel. Perifel previously served as an animator on Kung Fu Panda
and Shrek Forever After
. Etan Cohen, whose screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder
and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
is writing the script for The Bad Guys
. (via Variety