San Diego, Day Four

Not much news today since it's "get out of town" day. And it's all Marvel...

Incredible Hulk #1 will debut in December with the creative team of Jason Aaron and Marc Silvestri.

After Fear Itself there will be "Battle Scars" something similar to Dark Reign and the Heroic Age. There will also be a series of one-shots called "Shattered Heroes."

Hulk is leading the Defenders, not the villain. The series to debut in December will be done by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson The roster will expand and contract on a ne
eded basis, but the core members will include: Silver Surfer, Red She-Hulk, Dr. Stange Namor and Iron Fist.

And some sad news for my friend Phillip Watson. DiDio has been asked several times if Kieth Giffen will do more Ambush Bug. The response? "Nope, Giffen's done with him."

I'll add more news as I find it, but this is probably it.

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Captain America is the #1 Movie in America

UPDATE - Captain America only did $65.1 mill, not the $65.7 mill that was estimated yesterday. Still, a great weekend overall, and certainly we'll see a sequel.

Captain America had the best opening weekend (in America) of all the comic book movies released this year. It took in an estimated $65.8 million, besting THOR by $100,000 in 240 FEWER screens. Impressive. The expectation was between the $55.1 million take by X-Men: First Class and THOR's $65.7 million.

Harry Potter suffered a 72% drop off (WOW!) for it's second week, but still pulled in $48.1 million. Friends with Benefits debuted at #3 with $17.7 million. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is #4 ($12 mill) and Horrible Bosses rounds out the top 5 at $11.7 million.

Captain America was great. It's easily in my top five best super hero movies ever. So glad to see it do Now it will be interesting to see how it's doing around the world.

Will Cap hold on to #1 next week with the debut of Cowboys and Aliens (which is getting good buzz as well)? I dunno. We'll see....

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San Diego, Day Three

Here's what news I have so far from today's panels....

Joe Quesada said that Marvel has regained the film rights to Blade and the Punisher. Woo Hoo?

The next wave of "Point One" issues will start in November.

A.K.A Jessica Jones and Hulk are in development @ ABC. The Series will also have Luke Cage and Carol Danvers. Hulk will focus on the early years.

ABC Family channel will have a couple of shows as well. Cloak & Dagger - set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Mockingbird "Alias meets Fecility." Bobbi Morse is a freshman at a Silicon Valley university, and a spy-in-training.

On the Animation side - Spectacular Spider-Man and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes will return. There will be a new cartoon: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

It is indeed Cable that is retuning from the dead. As I reported before, Marvel was to announce a character "Reborn" in December.

DC News
(Quite honestly not much, most was going over the 52 books)

Look for a Larfleeze mini-series next year.

Stargate's Christopher Judge has been cast in The Dark Knight Rises. The prevailing theory is that he is playing Ubu, Ra's al Ghul's (and Talia's?) bodyguard.

Howard Chaykin will do a sequel to Black Kiss.

Matt Wagner and Paul Pope are developing projects for the new Legendary Comics line. Pope will release an art book called PULPHOPE featuring over 200 pages of his art. Wagner is co-developing a "supernatural action adventure" called The Tower Chronicles, which deals a high-tech bounty hunter battling things that go "bump" in the night.

Harrison Ford has announced that he has signed on to play Wyatt Earp in a film adaptation of Max Allen Collins' Black Hats: A Novel of Wyatt Earp."

Marc Silvestri teased that "The Darkness" is being developed as a live-action film.

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2011 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards (the comic industry's Oscars) were held last night. Congratulations to the winners...

Best Short Story: “Post Mortem,” by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, in I Am an Avenger #2 (Marvel)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil, by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben (Dark Horse)

Best Continuing Series: Chew, by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)

Best Limited Series: Daytripper, by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series: American Vampire, by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquerque (Vertigo/DC)

Best Publication for Kids: Tiny Titans, by Art Baltazar and Franco (DC Comics)

Best Publication for Teens: Smile, by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic Graphix)

Best Humor Publication: I Thought You Would Be Funnier, by Shannon Wheeler (BOOM! Studios)

Best Anthology: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, edited by Paul Morrissey and David Petersen (Archaia)

Best Digital Comic: Abominable Charles Christopher, by Karl Kerschl

Best Reality-Based Work: It Was the War of the Trenches, by Jacques Tardi (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album — New: Return of the Dapper Men, by Jim McCann and Janet Lee (Archaia), and Wilson, by Daniel Clowes (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Graphic Album — Reprint: Wednesday Comics, edited by Mark Chiarello (DC Comics)

Best Adaptation from Another Work: The Marvelous Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Archie: The Complete Daily Newspaper Strips, 1946–1948, by Bob Montana, edited by Greg Goldstein (IDW Publishing)

Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic Books: Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material: It Was the War of the Trenches, by Jacques Tardi (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material — Asia: Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)

Best Writer: Joe Hill, Lock & Key (IDW Publishing)

Best Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit (IDW Publishing)

Best Penciler/Inker or Penciler/Inker Team: Skottie Young, The Marvelous Land of Oz (Marvel)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad (Dark Horse)

Best Cover Artist: Mike Mignola, Hellboy, Baltimore: The Plague Ships (Dark Horse)

Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Hellboy, BPRD, Baltimore, Let Me In (Dark Horse); Detective Comics (DC); Neil Young’s Greendale, Daytripper, Joe the Barbarian (Vertigo/DC)

Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Fables, The Unwritten, Joe the Barbarian, iZombie (Vertigo/DC); Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom (WildStorm/DC); SHIELD (Marvel); Driver for the Dead (Radical)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland

Best Comics-Related Book: 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking, by Paul Levitz (TASCHEN)

Best Publication Design: Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition, designed by Randall Dahlk (IDW Publishing)

Judges’ Choices: Ernie Bushmiller, Jack Jackson, Martin Nodell, Lynd Ward
Elected: Mort Drucker, Harvey Pekar, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Nate Simpson

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Patrick McDonnell

Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award: Del Connell, Bob Haney

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award: Comics and Vegetables, Tel Aviv

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More from Day Two - San Diego

Here's a couple of more things from yesterday...

JLA:Doom is the first movie out next year, followed by Superman vs. The Elite. That will be followed by...The Dark Knight Returns. Bruce Timm said the two-part movies will be "very faithful to the book." When asked, Voice Director Andrea Romano said she will consider using Kevin Conroy (Batman) and Mark Hamil (The Joker) again. For future animated movie? The Killing Joke "has been considered" and Kingdom Come has been rejected.

IDW has already released an Artist Edition on Walt Simonson's THOR, but has announced editions for Wally Wood, John Romita's Spider-Man, Dave Stevens' THE ROCKETEER and Will Eisner's THE SPIRIT. The editions are scanned copies of the original artwork produced for the comics. They even include notations from writers and editors, mistakes such as smudges, and whiteouts. The books retail $100-$125.

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San Diego, Day Two

The Convention is still going but here's what I've learned so far.....

Action Comics and Justice League take place in the past (not sure if that's for the entire series or just the first arc). No events or crossovers, just focusing on getting everything settled. Most of the Justice Society are "taking a rest."

Stephanie Brown will be part of Batman's world, Didio: "I was a huge Spoiler fan."

J. Michael Straczynski is working on a sequel to Superman: Earth One and The Parasite will be involved.

Dan Jurgens points out that another symbol of Batman not being officially sanctioned by the JLI as a member is the fact that he is the only one with truly a mask and a secret identity. The UN does not want masked vigilantes on the team and "definitely NO aliens."

Cliff Chiang commented that Wonder Woman now has retractable pants.

At the X-Men panel, an image popped up saying "DEAD February 2012" the word dead was in the font of Deadpool's logo.

Also at the X-Men panel, it was ponted out that Cyclops was not on the cover or of Uncanny X-Men #1 nor in the book at all. The answers are in the Schism event going on now. Hmmm…Marvel is due for another character death, aren't they?

The Spider-Man panel ended with this image, a return of the Scarlet Spider?

Expect a MacGuyver comic from Image next summer. Creator Lee David lotoff is involved…

Image also announced Hack/Slash Annual #3 will be Hatchet/Slash. The famous slasher slayers will go after Victor Crowley, the killer in the movie Hatchet.

Steven Spielberg expects to be filming Jurassic Park 4 in the next two or three years.

Ron Perlman and Guillermo del Toro agree that there should be closure, but were non-committal to doing Hellboy 3. Especially if the budget isn't right. The first two were done a little over half of what he wanted to have to make them.

Peter Jackson plans to return to the horror genre "in the future."

Dimension plans to develop the David Cronenberg classic Scanners as a TV show instead of a remake or sequel. The decision is based on the success of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Speaking of the Dead, the AMC show will return October 16th.

The trailer for "The Raven" was shown. It was described as "Saw by way of Sleepy Hollow." The film stars John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe, who is accused for a series of murders that are exactly like the ones in his stories.

Expect a straight-to-DVD animated spin-off for the Underworld franchise. More movies may be coming. The new one - Underworld Awakening is scheduled for a January 20, 2012 release.

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More from Day One - San Diego

I knew I didn't get everything. LOL! Here is some more goodies...

Whether you want them or not, Beavis and Butthead return to MTV with all new shows.

There will be more Witch Doctor coming from Skybound in 2012. The medical horror comic has been doing real well from what I understand.

Chiller will show Remains sometime this fall. The movie is based on an IDW comic written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night).

And a package of deleted scenes from the Original Star Wars trilogy have been shown in preparation of the complete saga being released on Blu-Ray. Take a peak...

BRING ON DAY 2!!!!!!

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San Diego, Day One

Here's what I have so far from Day One on the San Diego Comic Convention. It's a lot of stuff. I know I don't have everything, and will continue to add as I can......


UPDATE: Another picture, more head on. Looks cool!

Syfy to do six episode mini series based on Oni's The Sixth Gun. An offical announcement will be made later. "During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.

The Man of Steel's release date has been moved from December 2012 to June 2013. Tarantino's "Django Unchained," Disney's "Lone Ranger," and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" are scheduled to be relased that month. Only Iron Man 3 has a set in stone date of May 3, but THOR 2 is scheduled for a summer 2013 release as well.

Hugh Jackman talking to a group of fans oustide confirmed that Wolverine will start shooting in October. He also said parts of the film will be shot in Japan and that he's been wanting to do an adaptation of the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller mini series from the 1980's since the first X-Men movie. Silver Samurai will be the villain.

Live-Action Afro Samurai co-produced by Samuel Jackson in the works. Filming starts in 2012. Afro Saurai takes place in a feudal Japan of the future, with the lead character on the hunt for vengeance against the man who took his father's life.

DC/IDW join forces to bring you Star Trek/Legion of Super Heroes - a six issue mini series. It's written by Chris Roberson (the "Grounded" story arc in Superman) with pencils by Jeffery Moy and inks by his brother, Phillip Moy.

Wonder Woman in her series IS NOT wearing pants. The Captain Marvel family will return in the next big wave of DCnU comics. The first story arcs of Action and Justice League happened five years ago. Didio on why no Batman/Superman book, "We're establishing them seperately first, then it's something we might revisit down the line." Interesting quote from Grant Morrison - "Batman, only two people died in his life and he's been sad ever since. Superman lost billions and still has a smile on his face."

After a almost three year break, Marvel announced the Twelve will start back. Expect #9 in February. Heroes for Hire ending, being replaced by…Villains for Hire? Expect a series of one-shots called Avengers: Origins. Ant-Man and Wasp, Luke Cage, Vision, Thor and Scarlet Witch & quicksilver start off in November. Avengers Academy relocating to the West Coast and will accept members from Runaways, Initiative members and "loners" (what, no Young Allies?); Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive in November battling… The Kingpin? Spider-Man and X-Men comics will follow DC's lead and do same-day digital/print releases

Archie meets the rock group KISS in Archie #627. The band come to Riverdale and helps the teens battle monsters and zombies. The rock group will also have a comic released by IDW Publishing. IDW is also publishing a new Popeye comic with an all-star creative team. More info in a day or so… UPDATE - IDW announced "Frankenstein Alive, Alive" by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein, Swamp Thing). IDW has also announced they will do James O'Barr's THE CROW as well.

MORE NEWS - Robert Rodriguez in his panel says that Sin City two should start film later on this year at the earliest. It's been six years since the original came out. One of the titles that they may use is The Long Bad Night. The script comprises of two new stories, plus the story arc A Dame to Kill For. Rodriguez is also announced he's teaming with the Frank Frazetta estate to produce a live-action version of the animated 1983 movie Fire & Ice. The film maker also announced he's obtained the rights to do another Heavy Metal movie.

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Frank Miller's "Holy Terror" Gets a Trailer

Frank's Miller's Anti-Al-Qaeda story Holy Terror, which is due to be released three days after the tenth anniversary of 9/11, gets a trailer. The project was originally announced as a Batman vs. Terrorists project at the 2006 San Diego Comic Con. The project now features a hero known as "The Fixer" (which looks familiar) battling the bad guys with a woman who looks A LOT like Miller's version of a DC feline antagonist.

The 10x13 landscape format, 120 page book will be released by the comics division of Legendary Entertainment, which ironically co-produced and co-financed the Chris Nolan Batman films. The retail price is $29.99.

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Total Recall Display in San Diego

Geek Tyrant has posted images of a display being put together last night in San Diego to promote the Total Recall remake. The film will star Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston. You can see more pics here. So, what do you think? Looks pretty cool to me!

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Pics From the San Diego Comic Con

Superhero Hype has already posted pics from the San Diego Convention Center, home of the Comic Con. There are also pics of buildings with posters on them that are around the Center. You can see more pictures here. Enjoy!

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A Gargoyles Live Action Film?

Hot on the heels of the news of a live action Captain Planet movie, reports have surfaced about another 90s cartoon going live. Or is it? Disney is planning on doing a live action movie called Gargoyles, but said it's not based on the cartoon show. The premise sounds familiar though. The movie "centers on a world in which the stone statues on buildings come to life." What??? That was the premise to the cartoon show!!!

It gets worse, the script will be written by David Elliot and Paul Lovett, who brought us G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. Yikes. Lauren Shuler Donner (the X-Men franchise) will produce. Wow. I am not sure what is going on here. Thoughts?

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The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer Officially Released

An HD quality version of The Amazing Spider-Man has hit the web this morning. The film (to be released July 3, 2012) stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Sally Field as Aunt May, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Conners/The Lizard. Enjoy!!!!

Marvel Announces "Season One"

Marvel has announced a series of graphic novels that will retell classic tales of their heroes in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Among the titles that will be released next year...

February: Fantastic Four by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa (Marvel Knights 4) and David Marquez (Secret Warriors)

March: X-Men by Dennis Hopeless (Gearhead) and Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram)

April: Daredevil by Antony Johnston (Daredevil) and Wellinton Alves (Nova), and finally

May: Spider-Man by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) and Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four).

OK, sounds cool, but Marvel can't have it both ways. What I mean is they are celebrating their 50th anniversary, right? Weren't they celebrating their 70th two years ago? Yes, Timely Comics (which eventually became Marvel started in 1939, but Marvel proper didn't start until 1961. I remember back in 1986 all the covers having "25th Anniversary" written on them. This is one of the reasons Marvel pisses me off.

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Cinema Blend (via The Cleveland Plain Dealer) is reporting that the cast and crew of The Avengers will be shooting at NASA's Plumb Brook facilities next month. The reason given was the facilities has a chamber which can "recreate the cold and airlessness of space."

Hmmm...interesting. In the comics, the Avengers have had a ton of adventures in space. Could this also give more validity to the rumors that the alien race known as the Skrulls could be involved in the movie? Yup, in my humble opinion. And if you've seen the bootleg after-credits scene from Captain America, there is an image that pops in and out REAL QUICK.

I'm getting excited about this movie. How about you?

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A Live Action Captain Planet on the Way?

Angry Filmworks (the production company that brought us the Transformers franchise and the upcoming robot boxer movie - Real Steel) has signed with Cartoon Network to develop a live-action Captain Planet and the Planeteers movie. The cartoon was first introduced back in 1990 as a tool to teach youngsters to be more environmentally aware.

The Planeteers were a group of five teens from different parts of the world that were brought together to fight ecological disasters. When things got too over their head, they used their rings (that had elemental powers) and summoned Captain Planet to save the day.

Never watched the show so I can't say one way or another if this is a good idea. Obviously, they are riding the super hero and cartoons-to-live-action-movie trend.

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The New 52 Available as Hardcover Collection

In December, DC will release a hardcover collecting the 52 #1 issues that are being released in September. The book retails at $150, which seems like a lot, but if you want to buy them all individually, it would cost you $160 (granted, not much of a savings but...). The 1,216 page hardcover will be out December 7. This HAS to be geared toward the collector and it will be a historic item. The question will be will it be remembered fondly, or not.

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Joe Johnston Wants to do a Boba Fett Film

Joe Johnston dropped another nugget when talking to Screen Rant. When asked if his mentor and former boss, George Lucas, has seen Captain America: The First Avenger, the director said he would like to do a movie starring Boba Fett. He was a designer and visual effects art director for the classic Star Wars trilogy and had the final designs for the bounty hunter as well as Yoda.

Quite honestly, I don't see that happening. George is very protective of his creation. Besides, from what I've heard Boba Fett will be involved on a certain level in the live action TV series (whenever that starts). But who knows? I've been wrong before.

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Joe Johnston Signed on For Another Marvel Film; Wants to do Winter Soldier

While talking to Screen Rant, the director of Captain America: The First Avenger said he was signed on to do two Marvel movies (Cap being one) and would like to do a film based on the Winter Soldier.

For those who do not know, Winter Soldier is Bucky Barnes, Captain America's sidekick during World War II. It was believed that he died when he and Cap tried to defuse a bomb that was attached to a drone plane. Cap was thrown off and fell into the ocean and frozen in a block of ice until discovered decades later. Well, Bucky did survive - only losing his left arm and his memory in the process. He was discovered by the Soviets, who attached a bionic arm and programmed him to be an assassin for the Soviet government. Eventually, he and Cap cross paths and confront each other. Cap uses the Cosmic Cube (a device you will see in the movie) to restore Bucky's memories. Bucky became Captain America when Steve Rogers was "killed." Now during the Fear Itself event Bucky seems to be dead again. However, this is comic books....

As to a Winter Soldier movie, this is an interesting idea. I think I'd rather see him reappear in the third Cap movie as a villain. Then we'll see if there is interest in having him do solo movies. But that's my $.02

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First TV ad for Fright Night Remake Released

No sign of David Tenant, but this TV spot for the new Fright Night looks good. The movie also stars Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, and Toni Collette. The movie will be released August 19th. ENJOY!!

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The Hulk: Post "Fear Itself" - The Villain?

Marvel has released another image with the tagline "It's either in you or it's not." Previously, we had Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, Red She-Hulk, and Silver Surfer. Today's image is The Hulk.

However, there are differences.
1.) The previous four had letters of different colors (yellow, red, orange, brown) mixed in with black lettering. The lettering in the Hulk is all black.

2.) The first four images have the word "Defender" somewhere in the image. Hulk's image has "Offender."


In Fear Itself - Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, and Red She-Hulk are part of "The Mighty" the group that is to formed to battle to "The Worthy," which The Hulk is a member. Is this a continuation of that plot element? Could be.

We'll know more when the Fear Itself panel is held Sunday July 24 at 12:30PST at the San Diego Comic Con.

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The Trailer for The Thing Prequel

This trailer looks good. It captures the John Carpenter's version (even using Ennio Morricone's music). The story:

Taking place three days before the events of the John Carpenter film, Paleontologist Kate Lloyd played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) join a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across a crashed alien spaceship buried in the ice of Antarctica. They discover a creature that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.

When an experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate and the others try to keep it from killing them and imitating them one at a time, using its ability to perfectly mimic any lifeform it absorbs through digestion, and eventually reaching civilization.

The film also stars Eric Christian Olson (NCIS: Los Angeles), Joel Edgerton (Star Wars: Episodes II & III), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Mummy Returns, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra), Ulrich Thomsen (Hitman, Season of the Witch), and Kim Bubbs. The script is by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, Final Destinantion 5) and former Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald Moore. The film is scheduled for an October 14th release.

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Trailer for John Carter

Here's the trailer for the upcoming Disney adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's John Carter of Mars series. The film stars Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as John Carter, and Mark Strong (Green Lantern) as Matai Shang, and Polly Walker (Clash of the Titans remake) as Sarkoja. The cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, and Thomas Haden Church.

The movie is scheduled for a March 9, 2012 release. Enjoy!!!

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Silver Surfer: Post "Fear Itself"

Marvel has released a fourth promo image with the tag line "It's Either in You or It's Not." This time the image is the Silver Surfer. Previous images included Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, and Red She-Hulk. As with the other images, the character is made up of words that define the character. Most are in black, but some are other colors signifying the words that may be part of the tag line of the new book. Today's letters are:


After a little work, the words seem to be: "BREAK," "DOWN," "DIES," and "EVERYTHING."

So, if this is the last image, the taglines (possibly) are:


So, is this the new Defenders? You have Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange, but instead of Hulk and Namor, you have Red She-Hulk and Iron Fist. All will be explained at the Fear Itself panel at San Diego Comic Con which will be held Sunday July 24 at 12:30 PST.

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Official Press Release Regarding Evil Dead Remake

Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) are gearing up to remake their cult sensation THE EVIL DEAD through their long standing Ghost House Pictures partnership. Raimi and Tapert were such instant fans of Fede Alvarez’s short film "Panic Attack" that they set up a blind deal with the filmmaker and through that process have attached Fede Alvarez to write and direct the film. Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO, JENNIFER'S BODY) is currently doing revisions on the draft. Ghost House is committed to renewing the franchise and has the film on the fast track.

Raimi, Tapert and Campbell will serve as producers. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House. Lionsgate will handle international sales on the film.

The three producing partners commented, "We are committed to making this movie and are inspired by the enduring popularity and enthusiasm for the ‘Evil Dead’ series. We can't wait to scare a new generation of moviegoers using filmmaking techniques that were not available to us thirty years ago as well as Fede bringing a fresh eye to the film’s original elements."

Raimi wrote, directed and, along with Tapert and Campbell, produced the original horror classic THE EVIL DEAD that tells the story of five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. THE EVIL DEAD spawned a franchise with the equally successful installments EVIL DEAD II and ARMY OF DARKNESS.

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Red She-Hulk: Post "Fear Itself"

The third teaser image has been released by Marvel with the phrase "It's either in you or it's not." We have already seen the Iron Fist and Doctor Strange images, today is Red She-Hulk (or She-Rulk). And once again, certain letters are colored differently to form words that what I assume is the tagline for the upcoming series in December. Here are the letters...


These seem to form the words "SAVE" "WILL" "ENGINES" and "LOVE." Add to these the other words "THE," "FIGHT," "EVERYONE," "SHUT," "YOU," "TO," "THE," and "UNIVERSE."

Everything will be explained at the Fear Itself panel at the San Diego Comic-Con Sunday July 24 at 12:30 PST.

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The Trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Here's the trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. The movie is scheduled for a December 11th release. Enjoy!!!!

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RIP - Sherwood Schwartz 1916 - 2011

The Fellowship is saddened to hear of the death of writer/producer Sherwood Schwartz this morning at the age of 94. He was a writer for the Red Skelton Hour, and produced several shows including It's About Time, Big John, Little John, and Dusty's Trail, but is best remembered for creating two shows: Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch.

At the time of his death (natural causes), he and his son/business partner Lloyd Schwartz were working on a movie adaptation of Gilligan's Island. The Brady Bunch had already made the jump (1995) and had a sequel (1996).

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Doctor Strange - Post "Fear Itself"

Yesterday, I posted a teaser image of Iron Fist with the statement "It's either in you or it's not" with December 2011 date. Today, Marvel released an image of Doctor Strange with the same phrase and words that apply to the character. this in reference to a new series in December? Is it a coincidence that these two are part of "The Worthy" teaser image I posted back on July 8th? I don't know, but Marvel said all will be revealed at the Fear Itself panel at San Diego Comic-Con that will be held Sunday July 24th at 12:30 PST.

As to the non-black letters, I deciphered the words "YOU," "TO," "THE" and "UNIVERSE." All the words from the Iron Fist image were "THE," "FIGHT," EVERYONE," and "SHUT." Obviously, there will be two or three more similar images that, when unscrambled, will form the tag line for the series. Interesting marketing....

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Evil Dead Remake to Happen; The Man Named Bruce Confirms

There has been rumblings for a while about another Evil Dead movie, but it was unclear if it was to be a sequel or a remake. Well, the man - Bruce Campbell - has tweeted that is indeed a remake. He said...

"Believe in the remake dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell."

Dread Central is reporting that Raimi has headed to Detroit to start work on the project and that it will be "a small indie thing like the first two."

I don't know about this. I generally don't like remakes, but that is what's popular right now. The fact that Raimi is behind makes me feel a little better, as well as Campbell's apparent excitement over the project. But...IT'S STILL A REMAKE!!!!

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A New Iron Fist Series Post "Fear Itself"?

UPDATE: The words are" THE" "FIGHT" "EVERYONE" and "SHUT." That makes no sense.

Marvel has posted this promo image with the tag line, "It's either in you or it's not." All will be explained at the Fear Itself panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The panel will be held on Sunday, July 24th at 12:30 PST.

This is obviously Iron Fist, promoting a new series in December. The mystery is the letters that are not black. They have to be the title of the book scrambled up. Here are the letters...


The are different colors which has to mean they go together to form that word.

All I have been able to figure out is "The" and "Fight." I'm sure someone else can figure it out before me. If you do, please post it on our Facebook page.

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Wonder Woman Film in 2013 Still a Possibility?

Modern Myth Media has been informed that the plans for a Wonder Woman movie are not completely dead...

MMM has received word from a new source close to Warner Bros. indicating the studio is developing a Wonder Woman film for a potential 2013 release.

This news comes as a surprise with so little time having passed since the Wonder Woman television pilot was passed on by NBC. While this new source appears to be legitimate, take this news with a grain of salt. Even our source admits that the project is in very early developmental stages, meaning that Warner Bros. is far off from actually committing to this production.

Keep in mind that the trajectory of this project, like all other DCE projects currently in development, could change drastically if Warner Bros. goes back to the drawing board after the underwhelming box office performance of Green Lantern.

Yeah, I say take it with a grain of salt as well. Look what happened the week after Green Lantern premiered. We had word that a sequel would be a go, and just as quickly, Warner Brothers said "maybe not. We'll see." After what happened to the pilot and the fans reaction to basically rumors and reports, I feel that WW will be one character they'll stay away from for a while. But I've been wrong before.

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Who Are Marvel's "The Mighty?"

Marvel released this image today. It shows (shadowed out) "The Mighty," the group of heroes that are powered up to battle "The Worthy" in the company's Fear Itself event. Now looking at the image, some are pretty easy to figure out, a couple not so much. Here's my guess (from left to right)...

Ms. Marvel, Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Wolverine, Mockingbird, Hawkeye, and Spider-Man.

The only one I'm not 100% on is Mockingbird. I figure it's her from the hair, but could it be Spider-Woman? Black Widow? someone else?

The initial response in the message boards have not been kind. Other than guesses on who they are, the primary response was the event being compared to DC's Blackest Night - especially this scene...

Fair or not, I can see where it's coming from. I am not reading the event, so I can't say one way or another on how it's going or if it's good or not. I'm too busy reading Flashpoint from DC, which is similar to Marvel's Age of Apocalypse event back in the 90s.

What do you think? Any guesses on "The Mighty?" Is the story any good?

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Marvel to Announce "(?) Reborn" at San Diego

At the "Cup O' Joe" Panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Joe Quesada will announce a project by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness. The project, to start in December, will be called _ _ _ _ _ Reborn. Here is the Marvel press release...

Official Press Release

Megastars Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness (HULK, Superman/Batman) reunite this December for an action packed story of epic proportions. Want to know what it is? Find out in two weeks at the Cup O’ Joe Panel (Saturday, July 23rd at 2:45PM PST) during Comic Con International in San Diego!

Answers are promised at the CCI CoJ panel on Saturday, July 23. Tune to CBR at 2:45 PM Pacific for our live coverage of the event!

With the name is question supposedly five letters, Bucky, Cable, Hulks, and Torch have already been speculated. Who is it? Guess we'll find out on the 23rd (unless it gets leaked before then).

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No Cameo for Adam West After All

I reported a couple of days ago about the rumblings of Adam West having been seen in the proximity of a shooting location for The Dark Knight Rises. That led to the speculation that he would have a cameo. I didn't believe it. Well, true enough he is not there to support THAT Batman. He is checking out the rehearsals of the Batman Live World Arena Tour that is to start in the UK soon. Here is the information and trailer about that project.

It's a shame, but I didn't think it would happen. I like said before, he is on record not liking the darker version of the character and probably doesn't want to be associated with "the dark knight."

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Trailer for Batman: Year One

MTV premiered the trailer for DC Animated's upcoming movie Batman: Year One. The movie will be shown at San Diego Friday, July 22, but the DVD won't be released until October 18th. Based on the story arc by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli told in Batman #404-407, the tale shows Bruce Wayne's start on his war on crime and corruption, as well as the beginning of his alliance with then Lt. James Gordon.

The film features the voices of Benjamin McKenzie (The O.C., Southland)as Bruce Wayne, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) as Jim Gordon, Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) as Catwoman and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Sarah Essen.

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First Look: Catwoman from Batman:Year One; Will Star in Short Film

The first image of Catwoman from the upcoming animated movie Batman: Year One has appeared online. The character will be voiced by Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse). The straight-to-DVD movie is rated PG-13 and will be released on October 18, but will have a world premiere at San Diego Comic Con in a couple of weeks. The movie is based on the story arc written by Frank Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli. She will also have a 15 minute short film (are they no longer calling them Showcase?) which was written by the great Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, several DC comics).

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Adam West to Have Cameo in Dark Knight Returns???

From the "take it with a grain of salt" department, rumors have popped up the last few days of the Batman of the 1960's visiting the Batman of today. Reports on Twitter saying that Adam West was seen in the vicinity of the location where The Dark Knight Rises is currently being filmed (Wollaton, Nottingham, England). Floss Magazine's Twitter page tweeted an hour ago that "Hollywood big wigs" confirmed the rumor.

I don't believe it until I hear something official. Maybe he has mellowed since the whole "they didn't cast me in Tim Burton's Batman" days, but he was pretty upset about how the character has turned darker and was nothing like the character he portrayed back in the late 60s. Would it be cool, yeah, but I just don't see it happening. But I've been wrong before...

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A Sequel to X-Men: First Class Being Discuss; X-Men 4 Still a Possibility?

The possibility of a X-Men:First Class sequel is "being discussed internally" according to the Coventry Telegraph. The movie has grossed over $335 million worldwide and is receiving good reviews. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner mentioned that there is a followup to 2006's X-Men:The Last Stand (or X-Men 3) is "in the pipeline."

I'm not sure what to make of this. I've heard good things about First Class so I will probably watch it. The Last Stand left a bad taste in fans' mouths (including mine), so it will be interesting to see how they get the train back on track.

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The Wolfman Being Rebooted...Again.

Universal Studios is considering taking the script to what was to be the sequel to 2009's The Wolfman and reworking it as a reboot. They were not pleased with the response to the film directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) and starring Benicio Del Toro. It's being reported that the new film will share a link toward the original film starring Lon Chaney Jr. than the Del Toro version. It's likely that filming will start in the fall.

I have not seen the 2009 movie, but I've heard good and bad things said about it. I am a fan of the 1941 version, so that the new movie may have some ties to that would be cool.

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