January 10, 2012

THOR 2 To Start Filming This Summer

No rest for the God of Thunder. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) told Empire that they will start filming the THOR sequel this summer in London. We reported a couple of weeks ago that Alan Talor (GAME OF THRONES) has been named the new director replacing Patty Jenkins. Deadline is also reporting that Robert Rodat (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) is being brought in to do rewrites of the script.

The film is scheduled for a November 15, 2013 release.

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Crossovers Coming For The Batman And Superman Family Titles

No company events (so far) on the way, but there will be minor "family" events coming in the DCnU.

DC's The Source announced that the backup stories that will start up in BATMAN #8 will lead to "The Night of The Owls" crossover that will be in encompass all Bat-titles. The event is a continuation of the story arc in the main book written by Scott Snyder.  "The Night of The Owls"  starts in May.

Meanwhile,Superman Group Editor Matt Idelson broke the news on the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE's "Ask Matt" forum that there will be a crossover between Superman, Supergirl, and Superboy sometime this summer. The event is being plotted by Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen.

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Sneak Peeks: DC - The New 52 January 11, 2012

The Fellowship has obtained sneak peeks for comics from DC that will come out January 11...

SUPERBOY #5
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by SHANE DAVIS and JONATHAN GLAPION

They created Superboy to be a weapon, not a hero. But on the eve of his conflict with the Teen Titans, Superboy will make the first truly moral choice of his short life – though he might not be prepared to live with the consequences!




BATMAN AND ROBIN #5
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

There’s a devil on Robin’s shoulder – and his name is Nobody! Batman and Robin’s relationship gets pushed to the breaking point as Nobody insinuates himself into Damian’s life and tries to make him see that Bruce’s plan to battle crime is hopeless – and only by teaming up and tapping into Damian’s killer instinct can they ever hope to rid Gotham City of its evil roots.




Walt Simonson Returns To Marvel, AVENGERS

Comics legend Walt Simonson will be handling the art chores on AVENGERS starting with issue #25. This is a part of the AVENGERS VS. X-MEN event and is also Brian Michael Bendis last arc on the title.

"This is truly one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me at Marvel. When I was a young, strapping lad trying to break into comics, I'm talking years and years ago, I met Walt at a convention. I showed him my childish sketches and he treated me like a peer. He was so generous an empowering and set me on a course to be where I am now. He would keep sending me letter of encouragement and critique. That was the moment I knew I wanted to do this. He is one of the most important people in my creative life. I always made it very clear if he was ever back at Marvel I would love to work with him. I'm so happy he decided to come join us and when I asked what he wanted to do, Avengers was a big pile of everything he wanted to do," said Bendis.

"I got to write Avengers back in the late 80's with John Buscema and Tom Palmer. I didn't really get to draw the book though," said Simonson. "I've never really gotten to draw the Avengers. I'm excited to draw them. But really, I wanted to work with Brian. We've always said it would be fun to work together, but I've been at DC. Now I'm back on the freelance trail and called Brian up. I did not expect to be handed a whole story arc. And when Brian said 'There are a lot of characters' I didn't really realize how many characters."

Simonson added, "I'm really interested in drawing cool looking stuff. Quake looks really cool to me. The Jim Cheung AvX poster that Brian sent me looks great. I'm pretty excited to draw Wolverine again. I enjoy referencing and researching. It will come out looking like my stuff. I'm interested in the challenge. And drawing the guys from A.I.M. I get to draw Thor. His new threads might be old by now, but they're new to me."

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN and AVENGERS #25 come out in April.


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Sneak Peeks: IDW Publishing January 11, 2012

The Fellowship has obtained sneak peeks for comics from IDW that will come out January 11...

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #1
James Roberts (w)
Nick Roche (a)
Alex Milne x 4, Roche (c)

The ultimate Transformers saga begins here!
This second all-new ongoing Transformers title reunites the fan-favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers and sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Transformers Universe and beyond! The adventure starts here!



Snake Eyes Ongoing #9
Chuck Dixon (w)
Alex Cal (a)
Dave Wilkins, Robert Atkins (c)

“Cobra Command,” Part Two! Snake Eyes travels halfway around the world with his team to stop the invasion of a sovereign nation under attack by Cobra. But the Joes’ silent warrior may be on a mission all his own. Snake Eyes is haunted by his past and Storm Shadow is at the heart of it. Snake Eyes carves himself his own bloody corner in a war of annihilation!



January 9, 2012

Richard Schiff To Play Dr. Hamilton In MAN OF STEEL

Variety is reporting that Richard Schiff (THE WEST WING, THE LOST WORD: JURASSIC PARK)  has joined the cast of the Superman reboot - MAN OF STEEL. He is playing the character "dubbed" Dr. Hamilton. The assumption that it's Professor Hamilton that first appeared in ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN back in the late 80s. He also showed up on SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED. Hamilton was a one time scientific advisor to the man of steel, but later became a villain.

If this is the same Hamilton, nice choice. Thoughts?

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The Avengers To Get A Facebook Game

Marvel and Playdom are developing a role playing game on Facebook for The Avengers called MARVEL: AVENGERS ALLIANCE. In the game you play a SHIELD agent charged with the task to assemble a team of heroes.

This is what Vice President of Games Production for Marvel Entertainment TQ Jefferson had to say about the game...

"At the outset of the game, players learn to customize their character with accessories and weapons, and are instructed in battle. That character will go right into the game and fight alongside Spider-Man or Thor and Black Widow. We want to make the game approachable. Hard-core fans will revel in the appearance of more than 100 characters. You don't need to know 75 years of Marvel continuity to understand what is going on but if you do, those elements are in there."

The game is closed and in beta mode, but is scheduled to be released in the next few months. You can check out the game's Facebook page to "like" and to keep up to date.

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The STAR WARS Live Action TV Series Has A Title?


IGN has the scoop of the "working" title for the live action STAR WARS TV series that George Lucas is developing. You can see the interview with producer Rick McCallum here in where he calls the project STAR WARS: UNDERGROUND.

As stated before, there are 50+ scripts completed waiting for a time when it would be economical feasible to do the show. The timeframe  of the series is between REVENGE OF THE SITH and A NEW HOPE and focuses on the criminal world of the STAR WARS universe.

Thoughts?

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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Comics January 11, 2012

The Fellowship has obtained sneak peeks for comics from Marvel that will come out January 11...

SCARLET SPIDER #1
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W)
RYAN STEGMAN (A/C)
VARIANT COVERS BY RYAN STEGMAN, MARK BAGLEY
VENOM VARIANT COVER BY TBA
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE

• Spinning out of Spider-Island, The Secrets of the Brand New Scarlet Spider stand revealed in 40 Pages!!
•Who is the new webbed wonder – and why has he come to face corruption in Houston, Texas?



INCREDIBLE HULK #4
JASON AARON (W)
WHILCE PORTACIO (A)
COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
VENOM VARIANT COVER BY TBA

• The fight everyone’s been waiting for: HULK VS. BANNER!
• Banner unleashes an army of Hulked-out monsters!





Sneak Peeks: BOOM Studios Comics January 11, 2012

The Fellowship has obtained sneak peeks for comics from BOOM Studios that will come out January 11...

7 WARRIORS #3
Written by Michaël Le Galli
Drawn by Francis Manapul
COVER :Francis Manapul

From the fan-favorite artist of The Flash and Adventure Comics comes 7 beautiful women, 7 WARRIORS! In 6th century Libya, the capitol of an ancient nation is surrounded by the Persian and Byzantine armies. Seven are chosen to save the heir to the kingdom. The exquisitely rendered tale in the vein of 300 comes to a jaw dropping conclusion, written by Michaël Le Galli and drawn by Francis Manapul.


OPERATION: BROKEN WINGS, 1936 #3
Written by Herik Hanna
Drawn by Trevor Hairsine
COVER: Trevor Hairsine

X-Men Deadly Genesis and Wisdom artist Trevor Hairsine brings you WWII action like you’ve never seen before! It’s 1936. A German intelligence officer is tortured by his superiors. They want to know why he has turned against them. Imprisoned, he gives up nothing as he seemingly waits for death…or the right time to strike! Written by Herik Hanna and drawn by Trevor Hairsine, Operation: Broken Wings, 1936 gives you deadly intrigue and bone-crunching action exactly as you like it!