'TWILIGHT ZONE' REBOOT GETS THE NOD AT CBS12/06/17 @ 4:18 pm EST
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'DOCTOR WHO' AND 'FLASH GORDON' ACTOR PETER WYNGARDE HAS DIED01/18/18 @ 8:52 pm EST
Submitted for your approval: A "Twilight Zone" reboot from Jordan Peele ("Get Out") and Simon Kinberg ("X-Men") for CBS All Access.The announcement came Wednesday and sees the new series produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films.
Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will serve as EPs and collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter
CBS All Access' success with its "Star Trek" revivial has led to several scripted originals getting a green light.
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NEW 'ARROW' CLIP RELEASED01/18/18 @ 8:43 pm EST
Peter Wyngarde, the actor best known for roles on "Jason King," "Doctor Who" and "Flash Gordon," has passed away. He was 90.
The BBC reported that the actor had died at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London following a long illness.
Besides his genre work, Wyngarde appeared in Robert Rossen’s "Alexander the Great" (which starred Richard Burton) and Jack Clayton’s horror classic "The Innocents." Wyngarde (and Jason King) was a partial inspiration for the character of Austin Powers, a pastiche of '60s and '70s British spies.
Few know that Wyngarde has an unexpected comics legacy thanks to former "X-Men" artist John Byrne's affection for the British TV series "The Avengers": The X-Men villain Jason Wyngarde (Mastermind) was partially inspired by Jason King and Peter Wyngarde. (via ComicBook
)DF News offers its most sincere condolences to Mr. Wyngarde's family, friends and fans.
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'TOY STORY 4' HAS NEW SCRIPTER01/18/18 @ 8:34 pm EST
A new clip for tonight's (Thursday, 1/18) midseason premiere of "Arrow" as been released by The CW
In "Divided," it seems Team Arrow's bunker has been compromised.
"Arrow" airs tonight at 9/8c on The CW.
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'TOMB RAIDER' TRAILER RELEASED01/18/18 @ 2:11 pm EST
Let's face it: Pixar as an entity might not be here were it not for "Toy Story." The franchise helped establish the studio.
The next adventure of Woody and Buzz is important to Pixar and to Disney. And now "Toy Story 4" is one step closer with the hiring of Stephany Folsom to take over writing of the script. (via Deadline
The franchise installment was originally going to be written by Rashida Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack, who exited the project.
"Toy Story 4" is set for release on June 21, 2019.
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The Wrap'CLEOPATRA' TV SERIES RAMPS UP AT FREEFORM01/18/18 @ 1:48 pm EST
is reporting that “This is Us” actor Ron Cephas Jones is in talks to play the Wizard in New Line’s DC film “SHAZAM!”
According to the comics origin of the former Captain Marvel, now called simply Shazam, it is the Wizard who lights up the spark of magic that transforms a teenage Billy Batson (Asher Angel) into a fully adult-sized hero (Zachary Levi).
The key, as all Gomer Pyle fans know, is having Billy say the word "SHAZAM," an acronym for the gods and heroes whose attributes the youth takes on: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.
“SHAZAM!” starts production next month ahead of a release on April 5, 2019.
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FINAL COVER TO ROBERT KIRKMAN’S INVINCIBLE BY ORIGINAL ARTIST CORY WALKER01/18/18 @ 1:40 pm EST
Looks like Cleopatra will not miss her pyramid!Deadline
is reporting that Freeform is gearing up for its first-ever pyramid drama ... make that PERIOD drama. This premiere effort focuses on the titular "Cleopatra."
“Our show is an adventure story that centers on a young Cleopatra during the period of her life when she was exiled by her own brother and forced to be a scrappy outsider forging shaky alliances and acquiring powerful enemies, including the gods and monsters of Egyptian mythology vying for supremacy over the human race,” EP Michael Seitzman said. “It’s also a love story about a young woman caught between two men, the fierce General Julius Caesar and his protege, the young, rebellious Centurion Marc Antony.”
"Cleopatra" now has a writers room to work on scripts and is in the process of hiring a casting director and line producer in anticipation of a formal green light.
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Skybound Entertainment is excited to unveil the final "Invincible" cover art, wrapping up Robert Kirkman’s 144-issue series.MARVEL INVITES YOU TO WEDDING OF THE CENTURY01/18/18 @ 2:02 pm EST
The cover is drawn by original series artist and co-creator Cory Walker and the final issue will hit stores on February 14.
INVINCIBLE #144 STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN ART: RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN COVER A: RYAN OTTLEY & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN COVER B: CORY WALKER & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN 56 PAGES / FC/ M / $5.99 THE END OF ALL THINGS Part 12 of 12
Final issue! Everything since issue #1 has been building to this. Nothing can prepare you!
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ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES COMIC BOOK SERIES MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES COMING THIS SPRING01/18/18 @ 12:19 pm EST
A certain proposal happens at the end of "X-Men Gold" #20, now on sale.
That has led the House of Ideas to issue the special invitation in the trailer below. (And be on the lookout for pushy relatives from Deerfield, Illinois, and Siberia.)
The wedding is set for "X-Men Gold" #30, due out on shelves in June.
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GOTHAM ACADEMY ALUMS BRENDEN FLETCHER AND KARL KERSCHL REUNITE FOR ISOLA01/18/18 @ 12:15 pm EST
This spring, readers will find there’s no hero too big (or too small) to share an adventure with! As part of Marvel’s multi-platform content program focused on targeting Marvel’s youngest fans, Marvel is excited to announce MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES, an all-new, all-ages comic book series debuting this April!
Written by Jim McCann (New Avengers: The Reunion
) with art by Dario Brizuela (Avengers: No More Bullying, Avengers Vs
), the five-issue series features all the classic action and adventures of Marvel’s greatest heroes in kid-friendly versions. McCann’s work on the Marvel Press children’s series 5-Minute Spider-Man Stories
as well as junior novelizations for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming
and Thor: Ragnarok
help make MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES the perfect new tale for readers of all ages to enjoy. Through stories that touch upon aspirational themes of friendship, helping others, and heroism, preschool kids and young readers will have a gateway into the Marvel Universe.
“Marvel Super Hero Adventures is a chance to introduce the great heroes of Marvel to a brand new generation in exciting stories with lessons, adventures, and action that readers of all ages have come to expect from the House of Ideas!” said McCann. “Each issue features Spider-Man teaming up with characters both classic, such as Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and popular new faces like Ms. Marvel. Together they battle villains like Doc Ock, Taskmaster, Venom and more. This is the book you can pick up and share with anyone from your kids to your friends!”
“I’m excited about the Super Hero Adventures project because I just love comics that are really for
kids, for early readers,” added series editor Sarah Brunstad. “They’re a great way for kids to beef up their reading skills, and make for perfect ‘tuck-me-in’ reading moments for parents to share. Both Jim McCann and Dario Brizuela are experts in that category; they’re incredibly talented and really get the core of Marvel characters and how to introduce them to new audiences. We want to entertain and inspire with this series, and I can’t wait for the first issue to hit the stands.”
Catch the newest adventures, starting with Spider-Man swinging into Wakanda, in MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES, on sale this April!
Check out more Marvel Super Hero Adventures programming including early reader chapter books and picture books at book sellers everywhere. Watch the Marvel Super Hero Adventures animated shorts on MarvelHQ.
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES #1 (of 5)Written by JIM MCCANNArt by DARIO BRIZUELACover by GURIHIRU
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Acclaimed writer Brenden Fletcher (MOTOR CRUSH, Gotham Academy
) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy
, The Abominable Charles Christopher
) team up with colorist Msassyk (Gotham Academy
) and letterer Aditya Bidikar (MOTOR CRUSH) for the lush, breathtaking fantasy ISOLA this April.
The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.
“Karl and I have been friends since we were 10 years old,” said Fletcher. “Publishing ISOLA with Image Comics is the culmination of everything we dreamed about as kids and worked toward as adults.”
“ISOLA is my dream comic,” said Kerschl. “Exotic animals, sprawling forests, mythic creatures: all of my artistic indulgences under one roof.”
ISOLA #1 (Diamond code: FEB180500) hits comic shops Wednesday, April 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 12th.