'STAR WARS: JEDI TEMPLE CHALLENGE': JAR JAR BINKS ACTOR WILL HOST DISNEY+ GAME SHOW12/03/19 @ 2:59 pm EST
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SET PHOTOS FROM ‘THE ETERNALS’ SHOW OFF KIT HARINGTON’S BLACK KNIGHT01/25/20 @ 4:28 pm EST
reports that Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge
, a new game show aimed at kids and hosted by Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best, will premiere on the Disney+ subscription streaming service in 2020.
The live-action skills game show is a first for the Star Wars
brand, which is getting major Disney investment these days with J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker
due in theaters this month and the live-action drama The Mandalorian
already streaming on the still-new Disney+ service.
Disney’s Lucasfilm is already ramping up more Jedi Universe adventures for the small screen, too, including an Obi Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor.
The game show “tests young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery as they face thrilling and fun obstacles,” according to Disney executives.
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'THE FALCON & THE WINTER SOLDIER' ADDS NOAH MILLS IN MYSTERY ROLE01/25/20 @ 4:02 pm EST
New set photos from Marvel’s upcoming film, The Eternals
, shows off Kit Harington’s heroic character, Dane Whitman aka the Black Knight.
Last year, Marvel officially revealed the release date and cast for its upcoming film, The Eternals
. While few details of the film are known, it will focus on an ancient group of aliens who have been living in secret on Earth for thousands of years with some tragedy forcing them out of concealment. Among the cast is Game of Thrones
star Harington portraying the Black Knight
The character first appeared in Avengers
#47 and is actually one of several characters to hold the title. The nephew of a villain who was also known as the Black Knight, Whitman took on the mantle as a means of restoring honor to the name. Harington will reportedly be portraying this version of the character although it is unknown how his character will be involved with The Eternals
New set photos provide a new look at Harington in The Eternals
. The images sadly do not show the Black Knight in traditional chivalric armor, but do show him interacting with members of the cast. (via Heroic Hollywood
premieres in theaters on November 6.
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DeadlineROBERT ZEMECKIS CLOSES DEAL TO DIRECT AND CO-WRITE DISNEY'S LIVE-ACTION 'PINOCCHIO'01/25/20 @ 3:54 pm EST
reports that The Enemy Within
and The Brave
alum Noah Mills has signed on to cast of the Disney+ Marvel Studios series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,
joining Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruhl, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Desmond Chiam and Miki Ishikawa.
The upcoming series, a spinoff of the Captain America
movies, has Mackie and Stan reprising their respective roles as the Falcon and Bucky Barnes, which will be directed by Kari Skogland.
It’s been revealed that Bruhl will reprise his role as Baron Zemo while VanCamp will return as Sharon Carter (aka Agent 13), and Russell will play John Walker who is also known in the comics as the fanatic U.S. Agent.
Specific details about the story as well as other roles are being kept tightly under wraps. Disney has declined to comment.
The series, executive produced by Malcolm Spellman, is slated to premiere on Disney+ in August.
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DeadlineTHE AVENGERS' NEXT GREAT THREAT IS MOON KNIGHT (YES, REALLY)01/25/20 @ 3:50 pm EST
reports that Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is fully aboard Disney’s live-action remake of its animated classic Pinocchio.
He’ll direct, and co-write the next draft with Chris Weitz for a possible year-end production start.
Casting is still being determined.
Zemeckis and Weitz will write off the previous draft that the latter penned with Simon Farnaby. The original 1940 Disney animated classic film ($85M lifetime domestic B.O. unadjusted for inflation) follows a wooden puppet, his father-creater Geppetto and the former’s quest to become a real boy.
Andrew Miano and Weitz are producing Pinocchio
through their Depth of Field label. Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine are executive producing.
No release date has been set.
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MARVEL'S 'HOWARD THE DUCK,' 'TIGRA & DAZZLER' DEAD AT HULU01/25/20 @ 3:36 pm EST
Moon Knight is about to become the Avengers' next great threat. Really.
These are exciting times for the vigilante. Marvel's April solicits confirm the Age of Khonshu is about to begin in Jason Aaron's Avengers
Originally introduced as a villain, Moon Knight morphed into Marvel's twisted version of Batman. The son of a Jewish rabbi, Marc Spector left the Marines to become a mercenary, and a mission to Egypt brought him into contact with the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu. He was blessed with a new lease of life, albeit a very loose grasp of reality.
Marvel Studios recently announced a Moon Knight
series for Disney+, and naturally, the comics have responded by moving him to center-stage.
But why has Khonshu seemingly gone rogue, and how can he be defeated? It's reasonable to assume Moon Knight will be the key, perhaps positioning him for a power-up of unprecedented proportions, and maybe even ultimately a position on the Avengers. One thing's for sure: Moon Knight is the number one hero to watch in 2020. (via Screen Rant
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THR'THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS' GRAPHIC NOVEL DEBUTS FROM BOOM! STUDIOS01/24/20 @ 4:18 pm EST
reports that Marvel is cleaning house.
As the transition from the Jeph Loeb-led era of Marvel Television comes to its end and Kevin Feige begins to have greater creative control over film and television projects, the comic book company has opted to end development of two of its four animated Hulu comedies. No longer moving forward are Howard the Duck
and Tigra & Dazzler,
the latter of which was paused in December as part of a creative overhaul. The other two shows in Marvel's original four-show animated comedy universe set up at Hulu — MODOK
and Hit Monkey
— will continue on as planned.
Animated crossover The Offenders
is also unlikely to move forward given that half the combined universe has been scrapped. Still, the character of Howard the Duck has had several cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it's likely he will appear in future projects. Sources say that the decision to scrap two of the four shows was ultimately made by Marvel, not Hulu. Both Disney-owned companies declined comment.
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GWEN STACY FACES HER GREATEST CHALLENGE YET IN 'GHOST-SPIDER' #701/24/20 @ 4:15 pm EST
BOOM! Studios announced today a new original graphic novel, THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS, from New York Times
bestselling author Roxane Gay, writer Tracy Lynne Oliver, artist Rebecca Kirby, and colorist James Fenner, adapting Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” into a full-length graphic novel and expanding the short story about a tragic event that forever bathes the world in darkness, available in October 2020.
Follow a woman and a man’s powerful journey through this new landscape as they discover love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As they challenge the world’s notions of identity, guilt, and survival, they find that no matter the darkness, there remain sources of hope that can pierce the veil.
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review,
and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times
. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State
, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women
and New York Times bestselling Hunger: A Memoir of My Body.
She is also the author of World of Wakanda
for Marvel and the editor of Best American Short Stories 2018
. She is currently at work on film and television projects, a book of writing advice, an essay collection about television and culture, and a YA novel entitled The Year I Learned Everything
. In 2018, she won a Guggenheim fellowship.
“Some stories don't leave you and such was the case with my short story ‘We are the Sacrifice of Darkness.’ When BOOM! Studios approached me about writing a graphic novel, I immediately knew what kind of story I wanted to tell--one about family and sorrow, faith that survives in a world of darkness, true love and an indelible bond between two people with the world against them,” said author Roxane Gay. “It has been a thrill to be able to bring breadth and depth to the world I created in my short story, and to be able to do so with one of my favorite writers, Tracy Lynne Oliver. She is an amazing collaborator who always pushes me creatively. We are excited to have this graphic novel out in the world later this year.”
Tracy Lynne Oliver is a writer based in Los Angeles. She has been published online at a variety of places such as Medium, Fanzine and Occulum. Her story, This Weekend
was chosen to be in Best Microfiction 2019
. This is her first graphic novel adaptation.
“‘We are the Sacrifice of Darkness’ was one of my favorite Roxane Gay stories, so I was more than thrilled with the opportunity to transform it into a graphic novel format,” said writer Tracy Lynne Oliver. “I once again fell in love with the characters and their struggles and yearning for love, warmth and light in this dark, cold world they were thrust into. I am so excited for readers to see this story brought to life in such a visually stunning way.”
Rebecca Kirby is a comic artist and illustrator based out of Philadelphia best known for her original comics, Biopsy
, which have been featured on Vice and Waves
, featured in Fantagraphics Now: The New Comics Anthology #4.
“It's been an incredible experience working with everyone as we create a graphic novel full of striking contrasts and tender moments splashed across the page,” said artist Rebecca Kirby. “I've had a great time illustrating the beautiful story that Roxane and Tracy have crafted, and I hope fans will have just as great an experience reading it.”
THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Big Black: Stand at Attica
by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Ameziane, We Served the People
by Emei Burell, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Girl on Film
by Cecil Castellucci and Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg, New World
by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob
by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Waves
by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel, The Grand Abyss Hotel
by Marcos Prior and David Rubín, and more.
“It’s an honor to bring new dimension into Roxane Gay’s story, alongside Tracy, Rebecca, and James who have really evolved into an exciting, singular narrative voice,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Grappling with questions of hope, culpability and identity, the graphic novel medium brings to life a world struggling to move on with a visual intensity and specificity that will make for a whole new reading experience for devoted Roxane Gay fans and new readers alike.”
Print copies of THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS will be available for sale in October 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com
to find the nearest one), bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
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'BAMBI' REMAKE IN THE WORKS WITH 'CAPTAIN MARVEL' WRITERS01/24/20 @ 4:12 pm EST
Throughout Seanan McGuire’s current run of GHOST-SPIDER, the dimension-hopping Spider-Woman has been fighting crime and taking down enemies all while adjusting to her new school in the main Marvel Universe! But just when Gwen Stacy gets the swing of her exciting new life in next month’s GHOST-SPIDER 7, a deadly new threat will be revealed… Having played a pivotal role in last year’s ABSOLUTE CARNAGE event, fellow dimension skipper Maker’s latest machinations will turn Gwen’s life upside down! What does this villainous mastermind want with Gwen and how will he use his superior intellect to change her world forever?
Take a sneak peek at this radical issue and pick up GHOST-SPIDER 7
by Seanan McGuire and Ig Guara at your local comic shop on Februrary 19th!
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BEHOLD THE SECRETS TO THE NEXT GREAT MUTANT MYSTERY AT THE STARLIGHT CITADEL!01/24/20 @ 4:05 pm EST
The young prince is returning to the forest.
In the latest move to turn its animated classics into live-action features, Disney has set its sights on one of its most storied: Bambi
The studio has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider
) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Chaos Walking
) to pen the screenplay for the live-action remake.
Depth of Field, the production banner run by Chris and Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano and which is coming off the success of indie darling The Farewell,
will produce the new iteration.
The original movie, released in 1942, told the story of a young fawn named Bambi as he learns his place in the forest. With his two best friends, a rabbit named Thumper and a skunk named Flower, Bambi comes of age as he faces the joys and heartache — cue the loss of a parent — of growing up.
The film received three Oscar nominations — best song, best score and best sound — but was not initially held in high esteem as it is in modern times.
Insiders say the studio views Bambi
as a type of companion piece to its remakes The Jungle Book and The Lion King
, which were not live-action per se but certainly made to look that way. The two, both hits (Lion King
generated $1.65 billion when it was released last year), were made using envelope-pushing CG technology to create ground-breaking photo-realistic and immersive worlds of nature. The studio is cognizant that Bambi
is less epic in scope and story and is not aiming to shoehorn a larger narrative onto the classic tale. (via THR
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RETAILERS REORDER DEBUT ISSUE OF 'UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY'01/24/20 @ 4:03 pm EST
This past week, writer Tini Howard and artist Marcus To completed their opening story in EXCALIBUR to critical and fan acclaim and proved that mutant magic is stronger than ever! Amidst a legendary battle in Otherworld, a new Excalibur was forged and a saga rooted in both X-Men history and the magic of the Marvel Universe began.
In EXCALIBUR #9, this new team set their sights on the Starlight Citadel, home to the enigmatic Saturnyne. This pivotal location serves as the gateway to the infinite Omniverse, and both readers and Excalibur will quickly learn that their quest there will impact the entirety of mutantkind…
Get starry-eyed with Marcus To’s dazzling cover below, and don’t miss the start of this new adventure in EXCALIBUR #9, on sale in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com this March!
EXCALIBUR 9 (JAN200847) Written by TINI HOWARD Art and Cover by MARCUS TO
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Image Comics has fast-tracked a fourth printing of Undiscovered Country #1
in order to keep up with the mounting pressure from fans looking to jump on board for the new series by New York Times
bestselling writers Scott Snyder (Batman, Justice League, American Vampire, Wytches
) and Charles Soule (Curse Words, novels The Oracle Year, Anyone
) and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer
In Undiscovered Country
, readers journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled-off from the rest of the world for decades. A small expedition enters the former US in search of a cure to a humanity-ending pandemic. They travel inward and learn the secrets of what America has become; each member seeking their own form of truth in the undiscovered country.
The series was acquired early on by New Republic Pictures after a competitive bidding war for potential franchise development with Snyder and Soule attached to adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producers alongside Camuncoli. John Hilary Shepherd will oversee development. Undiscovered Country #1, fourth printing
(Diamond Code DEC198445) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 19. Undiscovered Country #2, second printing
(Diamond Code OCT199140) is available at comic book shops now.Undiscovered Country
is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.